The season’s Bachelor finale was rather uneventful thanks to the leaks and accurate spoilers that found their way online since January.
Jake Pavelka, 32, did what had been heavily reported, by picking Vienna Girardi, a 23-year-old Florida-based marketing representative to be his fiance, over Tenley Molzahn, 25. The couple appeared on the After the Final Rose show, and appeared very much in love. When asked about a wedding date, they revealed they had yet to set one, but Vienna does plan on moving to Texas to be with Jake.
The biggest shocker of the night actually came when Jake was announced to be one of the contestants on Dancing With The Stars.
Ali Fedotowsky,25, was also named as the new Bachelorette, which did not come as a surprise, because this information was also leaked weeks ago. “I’m so excited!” she told host Chris Harrison. “I am so thrilled and honored and grateful. I just can’t believe it.”
For some reason, ABC keeps telling us Ali is a viewer’s favorite, when in fact most viewer comments about Ali have been very negative. Perhaps people will tune in because they love to hate her.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE? ON ALI BEING THE NEW BACHELORETTE?
Something both women seem to have in common is that they have both been in the tabloids a lot lately. Vienna has received the worst of this, as she has been described as a party girl, a cheater, and accused of stealing $5,000 from her ex-husband’s bank account to pay for her boob job. Plus multiple photos of her have been leaked online.
Tenley’s ex-husband, Ryan Natividad, has also slammed her in a recent interview he gave Star Magazine. The newly remarried undercover cop claims Tenley is not as sweet and innocent as she appears on the show. Ryan claims Tenley was “very controlling, very demanding, and very selfish” during their short lived marriage. “She’s far from the demure and innocent person she pretends to be on The Bachelor,” says Ryan. Tenley had claimed on the show that Ryan cheated on her, something he denies.
Jake Pavelka also gave a new interview to PEOPLE magazine during which he spoke vaguely about his final pick. He however says he hopes the public will understand his pick. “I just hope that everybody understands the decision I made because I’m the one who has to live with it.”
We can however reveal Jake’s final pick and the update on the couple. Do not highlight the next paragraph or read the comments if you don’t want to know who won.
As we have previously revealed, Jake’s final pick is Vienna, and according to RealitySteve.com, the couple recently taped the After the Final Rose reunion,set to air tonight, during which they appeared to still be together and happy.
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Though ABC is set to officially announce the new cast on tonight’s finale of The Bachelor, entertainment reporter and co-host of Los Angeles’ KEARTH 101′s morning show, Lisa Stanley, was able to confirm that the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom is already in LA practicing her dance moves at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel “under a shroud of security.” Her eight kids are said to be back home in Pennsylvania.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise as Kate, 34, previously revealed to Jay Leno on his prime-time show that she’d like to appear on DWTS, despite having two left feet. “I want to laugh at myself. I so cannot dance. It would be a sad sight,” she said.
In other DWTS news, TMZ is now confirming Paula Abdul has rejected ABC’s offer to have her appear on the show. As we previously reported, ABC had offered Paula a $1,000,000 development deal to do the show. According to TMZ, Paula is still in talks with American Idol judge Simon Cowell, about becoming a judge on his upcoming new show - The X Factor.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KATE GOSSELIN APPEARING ON DWTS?
Scott Disick has been taking quite a beating lately in the tabloids as he has been pegged as being a cheating, hard-drinking boyfriend and inattentive new father. Fortunately for Scott, he now seems to have his girlfriend’s sister, Kim Kardashian, on his side.
Kim is defending Scott in a new interview with UsWeekly, revealing that the new dad to Mason Disick, 9 weeks, is a changed man. “He’s always at home helping Kourtney,” Kimreveals. “It has for sure brought them closer.”
Kim also reveals that Scott,26, texts her a new photo of Mason daily. “Scott is so attentive to him,” Kim says. “Mason has contributed to Scott growing up a lot.”
“Everything changes when you have a baby,” adds Kourtney Kardashian, 30. “You forget the petty stuff and see what’s important. Everything is amazing!”
And though Bravo is set to begin filming the 3rd season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta next month, Kim surprisingly revealed she has yet to come to an agreement with the network because she is holding out for more money. “They need to up it … It was very dramatic and very traumatic last year. I’ve got to at least get paid what it’s worth.”
It has been reported Bravo has offered the ladies $150,000 each to do this season, a 50% increase from their pay last year. Kim however confirms Bravo has asked all five housewives back, what she cannot confirm is whether or not it will be as dramatic as the second season. “All the girls, we’re all getting along. We’re in a different place, we kind of know what to expect,” she says.
If you recall, Jason,33 famously proposed to Melissa, 26, on the Bachelor finale only to then dump her on the reunion show for Molly, 25.
Melissa has however previously said that she is “happy” for the two. The wedding ceremony will reportedly take place at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Bachelor alums Jillian Harris, Ed Swiderski, Trista and Ryan Sutter are expected to be in attendance.
As for what the wedding will be like? Molly revealed, “We don’t want an hour-long ceremony and assigned seating and fancy food. I’d rather have people walk away saying, ‘That was the most fun, badass wedding I’d ever been to!”
ABC is set to air the wedding as a two-hour special, The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding, on March 8.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta ladies have been rather busy lately. The good news is no evictions, foreclosures, or short sales have been reported for any of the housewives in almost a year. And though a new housewife (reported to be Phaedra Parks) has been added to the mix for the third season, Lisa Wu Hartwell revealed exclusively to Hollywood life that no housewife will be leaving.
This is good news for Lisa, as she was heavily rumored to be the housewife getting the axe. As for her feelings for the new housewife, Lisa has none as she revealed she doesn’t know the newest housewife. Lisa also recently made her TV acting debut when she guest starred on the TBS sitcom – Meet The Browns on Monday.
Sheree Whitfield – It seems Sheree has found out the hard way that starting a fashion line is never easy, as she has now decided to move on from her infamous She by Sheree fashion line. “I’ve slowed down quite a bit,” Sheree told HoneyMag.com. “It’s a lot of work and I’ve got so many things that I’m really passionate about. Don’t get me wrong that’s my passion, but right now it’s hard trying to find the right group of people to come together and help out. You can’t do it by yourself. It takes a team. And being in Atlanta it’s very hard. If I was in L.A., if I was in New York, if I was in Paris, you have those type of like-minded people. I can’t find people with the same business sense that I have.”
Nene Leakes – The always loud outspoken Nene had quite a bit to say about the rumored upcoming Bravo housewives franchise – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “If they do the Beverly Hills Housewives, they’ll probably be all plastic – big lips, fake tits, tummy tucks,” she told Pop Tarts. As for her favorite Bravo housewife? Nene reveals that “Gretchen Rossi (of the O.C) is the only one that I truly, truly love,” she added. “I think she’s fun, beautiful and she’s making all the bit**es mad and I love it. Make ‘em mad girl! She has great hair; we talk all the time and just had dinner together in Beverly Hills. Did I say she has great hair?”
Kandi Burruss – Blogger SandraRose recently reported that Kandi’s newly opened boutique store, Tags, might be going out of business very soon. According to the blogger, business has been slow for the store, which opened last November. The blogger also claimed the store was being closed during business hours and phone calls were going unanswered. Kandi however denied this story in an interview with AJC. “Our store is doing very very well,” she said, while also acknowledging that January was slow but that’s a traditionally quiet month for clothing retail anyway. Kandi revealed November and December were very strong and that the boutique just added online shopping as well at www.tagsatl.com.
The 3rd season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is scheduled to begin filming next month. The housewives will reportedly become the highest paid Bravo Housewives at the rate of $150,000 each, which makes sense considering their series is the most watched.