The anticipated reunion smackdown showdown between Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi aired on ABC last night and boy did things get ugly.
The former engaged Bachelor couple sat down together with the show’s host Chris Harrison to dish on what went wrong in their brief relationship and engagement. Below is a recap:
What Went Wrong?
He Said: “The relationship was going downhill but I wasn’t ready to quit fighting.”
She Said: “The first month together was great. He was crazy about me. From there it went straight downhill. It felt like a relationship when cameras were rolling or we were out on a red carpet, but when we were at home [it was] lonely. I just wanted him to be around me and talk to me and kiss me like a normal relationship.”
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He Said: “I’m so mad at you. I’m disgusted with you.”
She Said: “Either way, our relationship had been public. The world was going to want to know what happened . . . I hadn’t had a voice this entire time… You are a fame whore is what you are.”
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She Said: “My impression was that you were a pilot and we were going to go back to Florida and Dallas and live a normal life. Instead, we’re in L.A. and you’re pursuing a career in acting.”
He Said: “At least I was pursuing a career in something.”
Who’s To Blame?
He Said: “She breaks me down, she undermines me, she’s mean . . . this is it, right here.”
She Said: “He was always mean to me and treated me like I was a child.”
My take on this – I absolutely believe Vienna’s side on this story. Why? Well mostly because I believe the story of Jake’s ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas. Tanya came out right after the Bachelor ended and said Jake only went on the show for fame, and even tried to get back together with her just days after proposing to Vienna. I believe the reason Jake was so hell bent on staying with Vienna was because he wanted to save face over his two timing ways, and prove to the public he really loved Vienna, though he most likely did not. I also believe Vienna when she says Jake only kissed her in public and wasn’t intimate with her for months. I do know that Jake’s Dancing With The Stars partner, Chelsie Hightower, wasn’t a big fan of him, and most people who worked on the show didn’t like him either. Overall, I just think Jake’s a bit weird. Is he gay? I didn’t give the rumor any merit at first, but after hearing what his ex-girlfriend also had to say, I must say I wouldn’t be surprised if he was.
TELL US: WHO’S STORY ARE YOU BUYING? JAKE OR VIENNA’S?
The nuttiness we have all grown to know and despise love as Kelly Bensimon is back at it again.
TheReal Housewives of New York Citystar, who might or might not be a famewhore, announced via her twitter her plans to release an exercise video. You know, because regular women are just dying to get a hot bod like hers.
“get ready for my workout video to come. who likes squats and headstands?” tweeted Kelly. Who needs a formal press release when you can just blurt out your random business endeavors on your twitter.
Kelly then took things a step further when she posted a short clip of herself working out on her youtube channel. That video is below.
Continuing her new quest to become a fitness guru, Kelly also shared her starvation diet in the latest issue of Star magazine. Kelly’s diet is below -
Breakfast – Two big oranges
Lunch – Brown rice, tofu and broccoli
Dinner – Salad with shrimp
Kelly insists to the mag, “I have this diet for six days, and then I have one day where I eat chicken wings, beer, and muffins!”
And no, you are not being punked. She really shared that “diet” with the magazine. A video of Kelly’s workout is below -
TELL US – WILL YOU BE BUYING KELLY’S WORKOUT VIDEO OR FOLLOWING HER DIET?
Fast forward to today and there is now more news on what caused the actual split between the two. According to the StraightFromTheA, and FreddyO blogs, a pregnant mistress is to blame.
A source reveals to FreddyO that Eric left his wife of 12 years, DeShawn, for his pregnant girlfriend. The alleged pregnant mistress is Marisela Alvarado, who happens to be a former Michigan State classmate of Eric’s. A picture of Marisela with Eric from their class reunion is below.
Another source tells the StraightFromTheA blog that Eric’s cheating ways isn’t a surprise, as he was always a cheater during his marriage to DeShawn and was very open with his cheating.
“During the first season of the real housewives of Atlanta, Deshawns husband would be on camera talking to other women on the phone, flirting with other women and/or cursing her out all on camera as if no one was watching. A couple of times, the producers had to remind him that the cameras were recording.”
Eric filed for divorce back in May and has yet to publicly comment on the cheating allegations.
A rep for Ali Fedotowsky is shutting down rumors she posed topless in webcam pictures some odd years ago.
The story, which was first reported last week, alleged that some topless photos of the Bachelorette star were being shopped around. The photos were said to have been taken back in 2007 when Ali stripped down for an ex-boyfriend. And while some tabloids ran the story this week, Ali’s reps have officially denied it’s Ali in the photos.
Ali has also broken her silence when it comes to the nasty breakup feud raging on between Jake and Vienna. “It’s sad [the split] happened,” Ali tells People.com. “I hope the media stuff dies down and they can focus on moving forward.”
So could this mean a reunion for Ali and Jake? “That’s not going to happen,” says Ali. “I hate to put a damper on everyone’s hopes out there, but no.”
Moving on to the Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi break-up soap opera. Tonight is the highly promoted exploited joint interview of the former engaged couple, during which they will both be sitting down together to discuss what went wrong in their made for TV relationship.
In a preview clip, Vienna, 24, fumes at Jake, who has called her out on her infidelity: “You are the biggest fake liar I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
Jake, 32, however fires back at Vienna, “Who’s the guy you had on Saturday night at the apartment?” The full interview will air tonight on ABC during the new episode of the Bachelorette.
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TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BACHELORETTE AND THE JAKE & VIENNA INTERVIEW?
In a new interview, Bethenny gives the following quote, “I do have the choice,” she says of choosing to do her own spinoff – Bethenny’s Getting Married? and the Housewives series. “And I don’t believe I’ll be doing any more ‘Housewives,’ she added.
As for why she’s leaning towards leaving the shit show, Bethenny reveals the dramatic reunion played a big role. “It was a real tense experience,” she explains. “It just felt heavy and you’re about to shoot something and you just don’t [want to]. [My life] feels lighter. Actually, it feels a lot lighter.”
While Bethenny makes it clear her decision to leave the Housewives’ series is not yet official, she also explains why shooting her own show is more fun.
“On ‘Housewives,’ you always have to do some charity event or some big dramatic moment,” she says. “The best parts of my show are when we’re talking about nonsense. Or something so stupid. Like there are a couple things that happened on my honeymoon that are ridiculous. It’s really about the minutiae, so there’s always going to be nonsense in my life.”
In other NYC news, Jill Zarin is also denying a media report that quoted her as leaving the Real Housewives of NYC. It all started when Jill appeared on the Cooper Lawrence Radio Show last week and gave the following quote: “There are compelling reasons for me not to come back and there are compelling reasons for me to come back — I feel I was totally misrepresented. And the risk is that if I come back, it could happen again.”
Some media outlets interpreted the quote as Jill wanting to quit the show, Popeater is however reporting that Jill has no plans on quitting, and that Bravo has yet to decide who will be returning for the all new season of the NYC Housewives.
TELL US: DO YOU WANT TO SEE BETHENNY AND JILL BACK FOR THE 4TH SEASON?
In addition to their $11 million debt and October 2009 bankruptcy filing, the Post is now reporting Joe Giudice is being accused by a former business partner of forging his signature on a mortgage document in order to take out another loan and pocket $1 million.
Court papers reveal the alleged forgery took place in 2007, and it’s unknown what Joe did with the cash. The said business partner Joe Mastropole won an Oct. 23, 2009 judgment in his case, which is now in dispute because the Giudices filed for bankruptcy just days later.
An attorney for the Giudices admitted that Joe signed the document, but said he did so with Mastropole’s permission. Mastropole however calls this “a lie.”
The problems don’t end there for the Giudices as people are also questioning whether the big time spenders – who owned three homes and drove a Cadillac Escalade and a Maserati — are really broke. “I think that Joe had numerous assets,” said Bob Kaslander, co-owner of Excelsior Lumber in Butler, NJ, who was stiffed $91,266. “I don’t think they’re bankrupt.”
The IRS is also currently investigating Joe Giudice’s business interests, which included a stone and stucco company.
Get ready to see even more of the Kardashians whether you like it or not as the NYPost is reporting Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom have gotten their own reality show.
According to the Post, the show will follow the newlyweds as Khloe, 26, tries to get pregnant, in addition to other storylines such as trying to furnish her new home with Lamar.
E! has yet to confirm the news, but Khloe however tweeted the following this week: “Amazing lunch meeting with Lamar! So many amazing new things are about to happen!”
She’s looking forward to next week’s episode.
“It’s going to position me in a place of power. It was a turning point for me to realize just how dark people can get. I think it’s going to become clear to the viewers who exactly is obsessing with whom. You’re going to see a little bit of yourself in these other women, and you’re going to see a little bit of yourself in me. I want people to understand that they should not feel sorry for me, I’m not a victim.”
Why do these women not want to be around me, yet all they do is talk about me, tweet about me, Facebook about me, hire people to tweet about me and Facebook about me? And even have all their kids doing the same thing? It’s a disgusting waste of time.”
She’s not keeping tabs on the Manzos.
“I don’t know where they are and what they are doing because I block them. I don’t find their lives to be that interesting. Ham game? I think it’s a disgusting waste of food.”
Keeping her relationship with friend and duet partner Lori Michaels under wraps.
“Lori and I are working on the remixes of the song. She’s my friend in many aspects and ways, which I will not go into. I will keep people on the edge of their seats for that. She wrote that song and it just grabbed me when I was going through the demos. It’s a tortured lullaby. We’re digitally releasing it probably mid-July. Lori and I together are an incredible team. I’ve just begun.”
The other Real Housewives show where she’d love make a guest appearance.
“New York City baby, cause Jill’s my girl.”
Is she still friends with the two Kims?
“They never were my friends. They were opportunists. And I’m going to leave it at that. I will not exploit their want and need to be on television. I get paid to do what I do on television, they don’t. They’re doing that for free, that’s an opportunist.”
Speaking of the two Kims (who happen to be sister-in-laws by the way), Kim Granatell aka Kim G. also granted an interview to Zap2It. Kim G. discusses her portrayal on the show, her relationship with Danielle now, and her thoughts on Caroline Manzo and the rest of the cast.
We have to be honest. You have come off as the evil Kim G. for your association with Danielle. What is your take on how you’ve been portrayed?
Look. Let me ask you this question? Have we not brought some great drama to the show this year? I don’t want to sit in [Danielle's] house and eat grilled cheese sandwiches. You know what I’m saying? We’re in the same boat basically. She was single. I was single. I love to wear beautiful clothes. She likes to wear beautiful clothes. We have a silly personality. But, she’s very calculating and dangerous and devious. I’m devious to a point, but I’m not going to hurt nobody. I would never have a girl arrested. There’s a lot of things she does where my skin just crawls.
So, to get it straight. What is your relationship with Danielle now?
None. She was making her bed and digging a deeper hole. She did it many times and I just kept giving her chances. How many chances do I give someone? I had had enough.
How are your kids dealing with the fact their mom is on TV and everyone thinks she’s evil?
My kids are cool. They don’t care. My kids are fine. You know they’re very grounded. They love it.
Caroline told us that she doesn’t hold a grudge against you. She wishes you would’ve behaved better at The Brownstone, but she has forgiven it all. She also says you were never friends, so it’s not like you double-crossed her.
That’s right. I’ve never even been in her house. That’s correct. My son and her have a very tight relationship, but I have a philosophy. I don’t get involved with the parents of my kids’ friends, because I don’t want to ruin their relationship. I have my friends. I don’t need to have more friends. She’s like Mother Superior. I’m not in grade school here.
Teresa’s party planner, Elvira Grau, has been in the news basically claiming to be the new housewife. What do you think of her?
What do I think? She needs to go to finishing school. She better clean her mouth out a little bit. She basically talks through her… I’m not going to say it. She’s not dramatic enough in my eyes. I don’t know why she would go about doing that. She looks stupid. Why would she say that?
Are you in talks with Bravo to join the cast next season?
Can’t say anything right now. We don’t know. You know Bravo is very tightlipped. They don’t say anything. I’m being honest with you. I would never, ever, ever go around saying anything unless it was true. You know, do people want me? I get stopped on the streets all the time, ‘We love you. We love you. You bring energy to the show. You’re great. You’re this, you’re that.’ You know what I’m saying?
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DANIELLE AND KIM G’S INTERVIEWS?
In other Kardashian news, Kim, 29, visited the Madame Tussauds in New York City on Thursday for the unveiling of her new wax figure. Which brings us to the question of why is Kim Kardashian famous again? No seriously, what has she done to deserve her own wax figure? We’ll take a minute to ponder this. In the meantime, photos of Kim with her wax figure below.