As we reported last week, the buzz is that indecisive former Bachelor, Brad Womack, has been chosen once again to be the next Bachelor.
“Ugh!” she told UsWeekly. “Translation: They couldn’t find somebody!” Elisabeth might be onto something as several media outlets have reported that ABC’s first choice, Chris Lambton, turned them down.
Brad, 27, became infamous in 2007 when he left the final two women, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, broken hearted by not choosing either of them. At the time, the Bachelor was still somewhat of a classy show, hence Brad’s decision shocking fans of the show.
Elisabeth, 33, feels that Brad doesn’t deserve a second shot at love, at least not on TV. “He didn’t have enough choices before? How many women do you need, Brad?” she asked. “They should really reevaluate that one.”
Is The Bachelor franchise ready to do something it has never done before?
According to Star magazine, that answer is yes! Star is reporting that Brad Womack, who starred on 11th season of the Bachelor in 2007, has been chosen to once again star on the upcoming season. Brad is infamous for not picking anyone during his season, dumping his final two women, Deanna Pappas and Jenni Croft.
“All signs are pointing to Brad being the next Bachelor,” Bachelor insider Steve Carbone tells Star. “And it’s not that far fetched because apparently they asked him last year before asking Jake Pavelka.”
This comes as a huge surprise as ABC had been privately and publicly courting Chris Lambton to be the next Bachelor, but as reported back in August, Chris refused ABC’s offer citing that he wanted to step away from the spotlight and return to his “normal life.”
Star magazine adds that ABC will be making the announcement any day now. PEOPLE magazine is also reporting that the next season of the Bachelor is scheduled to begin filming next month.
According to the mag, the former Bachelor star is “begging” ABC to make him the new Bachelor, you know, considering how successful his first stint was.
“Jake has made it clear he would do it again in a heartbeat,” says a source about Jake, 31, who had a nasty split with ex-fiance Vienna Girardi, just 4 months after proposing to her.
However, it seems the Bachelor producers are on to Jake as a show source tells the magazine Jake is “more concerned with becoming famous than with finding a wife,” adding that “what he loved was the attention.”
According to the insider, the producers of the show “want someone whose goal is to find true love.” Good luck with that Bachelor producers.
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E! News reported weeks ago that the former Bachelorette contestant was hesitant about doing the show, citing that Chris no longer wanted to be on television.
The show host Chris Harrison is now speaking out and tells PEOPLE magazine Lambton has yet to completely rule out the offer.
“There’s an ongoing dialogue,” Harrison tells PEOPLE. “I was just with him this weekend in North Carolina and we talked about the show … it may be right for him, but it may not be.”
Harrison admits only Chris knows what is best for him. “You have to take aside the clamoring of millions of fans [who] want him to be the Bachelor just because they [want] to wish him well,” Harrison says. “But they don’t necessarily know what’s right for him or what’s right for the show.”
In other news, engaged Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky continues to talk about her dream wedding, you know, the wedding that will likely never happen when you take into account the extremely high failure rate of Bachelor couples.
But perhaps things will be different for Ali and her fiance Roberto Martinez. When it comes to her wedding dress, Ali tells UsWeekly, “I’m leaning towards Monique Lhuillier. I like her. I like the flowiness of her dresses.”
And it seems Ali is aware of the low success rate of Bachelor(ette) couples, but she states she and Roberto are very devoted to each other. The two have even recently moved in together in LA. “We don’t even think of it like ‘are we going to make it a month? Are we going to make it six months?'” she said. “When we’re talking about doing things, we’re like ‘babe, we have the rest of our lives, that can wait, we can do that later, we have out whole lives.’ We’re going to make it!”
The former Bachelor star tells RadarOnline in a new interview that he isn’t holding a grudge when it comes to his ex. “I wish her the absolute best,” said Jake.
RadarOnline reports the two exes have yet to speak to each other since their volatile sit down interview for ABC, which left Vienna storming out in tears. The interview took place after Vienna sold her break up story to Star magazine, detailing a sexless and emotionally abusive relationship with Jake.
“I wish her great luck. I hope she goes out and breaks a million hearts. I think she has some pretty realistic goals in her life, and I wish her the absolute best. Hopefully she’ll find that guy that she can spend the next 60 years of life with,” said the phony Jake.
Jake also shared that he hasn’t dated anyone yet since his break up, but remains optimistic he will eventually find someone to share the rest of his life with.
And what does Jake like in a woman? “I prefer blondes, brunettes and redhead or any combination there of,” he said adding that his dream girl will have a big heart and “be somebody that is really kind.”
As we reported this week, Vienna has moved on and now has a new man in her life named John Sala.
According to E! online, the former Bachelorettefinalist has rejected ABC’s offer to have him become the next Bachelor. Chris’s reason? He reportedly wants to step away from the spotlight and return to his “normal life.”
In layman’s terms, Chris is not a famewhore, which of course only makes him more likable. However, sources tell E! that the ABC network is not ready to give up on Chris yet.
“The producers really want Chris to be the guy,” says a source. “They’re hoping they can convince him…This definitely isn’t dead yet.” An ABC insider adds that it’s “too soon” to determine who will be the next Bachelor.
Though Chris would have made a great Bachelor, must say this is a smart choice for him, as show has gotten much trashier and phony by the minute.
The 24-year-old Florida native, who had to endure a sexless relationship with Jake, stepped out with new beau John Sala on Tuesday. Usweekly reports the two lovebirds got very cozy during their night out.
Vienna posted on her twitter on Tuesday, “Yes, Im dating and he is amazing guy…Im so Happy!!.” Here’s to hoping we won’t have to read the sordid details of this relationship when it ends, not that we think it won’t last forever or anything.
TELL US – DO YOU WANT CHRIS AS THE NEXT BACHELOR? IF NOT, WHO DO YOU WANT?
DeAnna, 28, confirms to the magazine that she is indeed engaged to Stephen Stagliano, who just happens to be the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. “I was crying, holding his hands, and he showed me the ring. I just nodded, like, ‘Yeah!'” DeAnna tells Us.
UsWeekly is also reporting that former Bachelor contestant Holly Durst is engaged to Michael Stagliano, a contestant on the Bachelorette season of Jillian Harris. Michael proposed to Holly on June 26th.
DeAnna and Holly both met their fiances (the twins) at a party for 2009’s The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special. The two engaged couples plan on having a double wedding in the spring of 2010.
The quartet is also hoping to have their weddings featured on an impending reality show titled Four Better, for Worse.
Continuing with the Bachelor incestuous theme, RadarOnline is now reporting Jesse Csincsak is engaged to former Bachelorcontestant Ann Lueders.
In case you’re wondering, yes this is the same Jesse who used to be engaged to DeAnna Pappas after winning her Bachelorette season in 2008, and yes this is the same Jesse who briefly dated DeAnna’s future sister-in-law to be, Holly Durst in 2009. Whew!
Jesse, who might or might not be a raging famewhore, made sure to invite the RadarOnline cameras to capture every moment of his intimate engagement and also made sure to tell the site he proposed with a “stunning $22,000 custom-made 2 carat princess cut engagement ring designed by Rob Levit of North Eastern Ohio-based Levit Jewelers Inc.”
And in case you’re asking yourself, who the heck is Ann Lueders? Well you’re not alone. A quick search however shows Ann was on the Bachelor season 13 with Jason Mesnick. She was however eliminated the first night.
According to the site, Rachel sent one of Jake’s friends an email asking to be set up with the newly-single former pilot. But it seems Jake wasn’t too keen on dating the Celebrity Rehab4 cast member.
“Jake thinks she’s probably a ‘nice girl’ but isn’t looking to date anytime soon,” the source said. As for what Jake wants in a woman, he jokingly tells UsWeekly he likes “blondes, brunettes, redheads or any combination.”
Jake adds, “I’m just looking for a sweetheart. That’s the biggest thing. I’m looking for a girl that has a really big heart.” Getting into another relationship is however not on Jake’s radar at the moment. “You know what, being single sometimes isn’t a bad thing. It gives you time to worry about you and work on yourself.”
In other news, Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky and fiance Roberto Martinezare still going strong an entire week after their show ended. For those not familiar with the show, a week in Bachelor/Bachelorette couple history is equivalent to about a year month in ‘real life.’
The two have even moved into their new place in San Diego, CA. Ali twitted, “All moved into our place in San Diego- minus the furniture. So excited to decorate our home together”.
And as for their wedding, you know since they are engaged and all, the two are wanting to tie the knot by next summer and are open to doing it on national television.
“We’re definitely open to that idea,” Roberto said. “The money we can save on that, we could use to invest in our lives. You know what? It’d be kind of cool to share that moment.”