ABC has announced that coming soon on their network is a new show titled Bachelor Pad, which will feature past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants living and competing together in a Big Brother style challenge.
Bachelor Pad will bring back 20 memorable contestants from the previous 13 Bachelor and five Bachelorette seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog. The program will represent the first “all-stars” reunion series for the franchise.
“All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show,” says executive producer Martin Hilton. “It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.”
Though the contestants have yet to be revealed, Hilton says top players and former winners of the previous seasons will be on the show. The show will feature various challenges, some inspired by incidents from past seasons. Contestants will be eliminated from the house at the end of each episode.
The Bachelor and Bachelorette host Chris Harrison will be hosting the show, which is set to premier during the summer.
More details are coming out about the Bachelorstaffer involved in the affair scandal with contestant Rozlyn Papa. The said staffer, Ryan Callahan (pictured above), was a Senior Producer on the show. He has also worked on other shows including The Bachelorette, PussyCat Dolls and The Cougar.
According to E! News, Callahan “had a girlfriend that worked on the show at the time. They were together, and he cheated on her with [Papa].” The girlfriend has since broken up with him since details of the affair hit. RadarOnline also reports Callahan is still married, though his wife filed for divorce in May 2009.
And while 28-year-old Papa continues to maintain that she did not have a sexual relationship with Callahan, others continue to say things did get physical with Callahan. Jake Pavelka says in an interview airing Monday on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that other women in the house came up to tell him they had seen Rozlyn and Callahan getting physical with each other.
So what exactly does physical mean? Well recently eliminated contestant Ashley Elmore shed some light on that during a recent interview. According to Ashley, she heard her costars say they saw Rozlyn “snuggling” and “cuddling” with the producer, including lying on a couch with her hand on his thigh.
Jake also says he had began to develop feelings for Rozlyn. “I had strong feelings for Rozlyn,” says Pavelka, 31. “We had an unbelievable date.”
RadarOnline is reporting the said staffer is senior producer Ryan Callahan, who was fired after rumors circulated that he became romantically involved with the 28 year old model from Richmond, VA.
Rozlyn has always maintained the affair never got physical. “What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world,” Rozlyn said. “I had a relationship with someone on the show that didn’t benefit them. We remained really close but we are not dating now.”
But that’s not all as Radar is also reporting Callahan has a reputation for being the ladies’ man despite being married. Photos of Callahan have yet to leak but he has worked on shows including The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, PussyCat Dolls and The Cougar.
In related news, the war of words between the show’s host Chris Harrison and Rozlyn continues to rage on. Chris maintains Rozlyn is not being truthful about what really happened. “She’s definitely not telling the truth,” said Harrison during Tuesday’s Entertainment Tonight broadcast.
“Not only was there an inappropriate relationship, but it was a physical relationship between Rozlyn, between our crew member while she was on the show, period,” affirms Chris.
Rozlyn on the other hand gets more specific on what took place between she and the producer. When ET’s Kevin Frazierasks Rozlyn if she kissed the producer, she replies, “I did not kiss the producer.” Did she hug him? “I’m sure I did at some point.” Did any physical contact happen that could’ve been interpreted as inappropriate? “No, there was nothing between the producer and myself that any sane person would consider inappropriate.”
UPDATE: According to Radar, the producer Ryan is still married though his wife Stephanie Thorpe filed for divorce back in May 2009. E! News is also reporting he had a girlfriend while working on the show. A photo of Ryan is below –
The Bachelor affair scandal continues to heat up as the show’s host Chris Harrison reveals Rozlyn Papa continued having a relationship with the fired Producer even after leaving the show.
Chris makes this revelation in his latest blog for Entertainment Weekly. “I can tell you here that since Rozlyn left the show she and the staffer have continued their relationship and have seen each other several times,” wrote Chris.
He continues, “You heard me say in the episode that Rozlyn and one of our staffers entered into an inappropriate relationship. I realize this is somewhat vague and open to interpretation, so let me be more specific. It was an inappropriate relationship that got physical. This was not just about one person’s ‘feelings’ for another. We would never go to such extremes because of a schoolyard crush.”
Chris claims other women in the house witnessed the inappropriateness between the two, and that things did get physical between them, he doesn’t expand on what ‘physical’ means. “First of all, several girls in the house independently witnessed the inappropriate behavior firsthand, and they came forward and told producers what was taking place,” he wrote. “Second, the staffer came forward and confessed everything himself. He told executive producers everything about his inappropriate physical relationship with Rozlyn.”
Monday’s episode of The Bachelor concluded with Rozlyn getting kicked off for what the show called an “inappropriate relationship” with a staffer. Rozlyn has come out swinging at the show claiming they embellished the story for the sake of ratings. She has denied having a sexual affair with the said staffer, but does admit she continues to have a “close relationship” with him.
Rozlyn continues to speak out against the show in her latest interview on Mix 103.7’s Fisher in the Morning show in Richmond, Va., her hometown. “This is a very scripted, edited television show,” she said Tuesday . “It’s just for entertainment. It does not represent who I really am.”
Rozlyn however has no regrets with doing the show, “I don’t regret it,” she said. “Hopefully, people will see that it’s just a show.” She however regrets not taking things further with the said staffer. “There was no making out! Unfortunately, I did not get any out of this big sex scandal that supposedly happened. If I had known that I was going to get accused of it, maybe I would have gone for it!”
The Bachelor’s Rozlyn Papa – accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male producer – apparently has a criminal past as well. RadarOnline uncovered some arrest records of the 28 year old contestant which show she has been arrested a total of 3 times and even sentenced to jail.
According to Radar, all three of those arrests occurred back in 1999 when Rozlyn was residing in Richmond, VA. She was arrested twice in 1999 for petty theft. She was arrested on September 5, 1999 and was found guilty by a judge, receiving a sentence of 2 months and 2 days in jail.
She appealed the conviction and the case was dismissed meaning she didn’t have to spend any time in jail. Rozlyn was then arrested again on December 11, 1999 for petty theft and received a suspended sentence of 12 months and 12 days. That sentence was also dismissed on appeal. Her third arrest came on June 11, 2009 for underage alcohol possession, she was found guilty.
Her other run ins with the law include her being ticketed in 2003 for having expired registration on her car, and also being ticketed for driving without a license in 2007, both charges were dismissed as well.
Rozlyn also continues to speak out against the show. This time around, she’s telling Entertainment Tonight that she feels “betrayed” by the show. “It seems they want the ratings!” she tells ET. Asked if she had sex with a member of the production team, she says, “Absolutely not, no.”
Rozlyn is also scared the show might have tarnished her reputation by labeling her as a cheater. “It really comes down to my son. Why would you go on national television and throw a mom under the bus like that?” she asks.
Jake Pavelka is also opening up in his recent blog about the whole affair drama. According to Jake, it “sucks” to be cheated on. Below is an excerpt from Jake’s blog –
“Yes, the rumors of her cheating on me with a staff member are 100 percent true, with no embellishment. I was having such a great night and then Chris Harrison approached me and the guy looked flustered! I’ve never seen this guy flustered about anything. I think he was embarrassed about what had happened. When he told me the news, my heart dropped and I felt numb.
This is the first time I have been cheated on (to my knowledge) and man, it sucks. I had started to develop feelings for Rozlyn and that’s why I had given her a rose. But what also hurt was the fact that I was friends with the staff member who engaged in the affair. That was hard to swallow. I was so hurt by both of their decisions, but I reminded myself that I still had 14 amazing women there for me, so I composed myself and moved on. After Rozlyn left the show, a few of the girls admitted that they saw her and the staff member inappropriately physical with each other … to put it politically correct. Honestly, I harbor no ill will towards either of them and wish them both the best in life and career. Hopefully they are still together and in love!”
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Jake Pavelka is confirming reports that Rozlyn Papa is indeed the contestant who had an inappropriate relationship with a male producer on the Bachelor, as tonight’s episode will deal with the issue.
“I didn’t believe it at first,” Jake tells Entertainment Tonight. “I’ve never been cheated on. I thought it was something that was being produced and thrown at me. As it was unraveling, I realized it was serious.”
As for reports that ABC is embellishing the affair to be something it’s not (ABC ran a promo claiming it was a sexual affair, Rozlyn has come out denying there was any sex involved), Jake denies this. “Everything that’s going to air Monday is exactly the way it happened. There is no embellishing and there’s no holding back.” Jake also confirms that the staff member is no longer working on the show.
Rozlyn on the other hand continues to speak out against the Bachelor show and ABC. In her latest interview with RadarOnline, The 28-year-old make-up artist from Richmond, Va. accuses ABC of lying to her and manipulating the show. She also claims ABC reneged on their promise to allow her to talk about her 7 year old son, and bring him on the show.
“ABC told me I could bring my son to the show to visit and that I could talk about him each day on the show,” Rozlyn told Radar. “But then they didn’t let me.”
“The other girls on the show all knew about my son and ABC kept telling me to hold off and not tell Jake about him yet. At that point all the other girls knew I had a son and they were spending time alone with Jake and it looked like I was hiding the information.”
RealitySteve also corroborates Rozlyn’s story. According to him, ABC’s plan was to have Rozlyn withhold information about her son, so that by the time Jake found out about it, it would seem like Rozlyn has purposely hid the information from him, thus creating a storyline/scandal for the show. Apparently Rozlyn found out about this when one of the other bachelorettes told her they were asked how they felt about Rozlyn lying to Jake by not telling him she has a son. Rozlyn freaked out on the show’s producers upon discovering this. This led to her confiding and developing a relationship with one of the producers, and ultimately getting kicked off the show.
Rozlyn explains her relationship with the said producer, “No, I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show. What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world.”
According to Rozlyn, she and the producer continue to remain “close” friends but are not a couple.
28 year old model Rozlyn Papa,who has been described as one of the most beautiful women in The Bachelor history, is fighting to clear her name in the latest Bachelor scandal.
As we previously reported, Rozlyn has been confirmed to be the woman who will be revealed on next week’s episode as having had an inappropriate relationship with one of the show’s producers. According to ABC and the show’s host Chris Harrison, Rozlyn was immediately sent packing and the producer was fired as well.
While ABC has yet to use the word “sexual affair” to describe what happened, they did run a teaser video which had one of the other bachelorettes saying: “She’s been having this sexual affair with somebody else in The Bachelor house.”
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline, Rozlyn, vehemently denies having any sexual relationship in the house. “No, I did not have a sexual relationship with a producer on the show,” Rozlyn said.
The show said she was terminated for an “inappropriate relationship” with a producer. “What they mean by inappropriate relationship is not what inappropriate relationship means in the real world,” she told Radar as she defended her reputation.
So what is the current status of her relationship with the said producer? “I had a relationship with someone on the show that didn’t benefit them,” Rozlyn said, referring to the network and the show’s senior producers. “We remained really close but we are not dating now,” Rozyln said of the since-fired producer.
Rozlyn continues, “This is a TV show and it’s made for entertainment but it is a far cry from reality. I know that things on television weren’t always as they seemed, but I had no idea the extent of the show manipulation.”
Last night marked the premier of The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love with new bachelorJake Pavelka, and it did not disappoint as there was the usual mix of desperation and drama amongst the 25 bachelorettes.
Jake eliminated 10 of the women leaving 15 still in the running to win his heart. However the question on everyone’s mind this morning is who is the scandalous bachelorette that cheated on Jake with a crew member? The season preview shows ABC teasing us by revealing of the 15 remaining women will betray Jake. “She’s been having this sexual affair with somebody else in The Bachelor house,” an unidentified bachelorette said in the promos.
So who is this scandalous bachelorette? Well do not read any further if you don’t want to know.
It is none other than 28-year-old model/makeup artist from Richmond, VA Rozlyn Papa. RealitySteve revealed that while Rozlyn did have an inappropriate relationship with a crew member from the show, she did not necessarily have a sexual affair with the male producer.
Bachelor host Chris Harrison also confirmed on Monday that a male producer had a relationship with one of the female contestants during filming and that ABC had to address the situation on camera in an episode this season. He however falled short of calling the relationship a sexual one.
“It was incredibly unfortunate. Horrible decisions were made,” Harrison told Sean Valentine, the morning radio host at KBIG-FM in Los Angeles. “It was embarrassing for us and in fairness to Jake and for the other women, [we said], ‘Let’s nip this in the bud and take care of it.’ And that’s what we did.”
By the way, next week’s episode will officially reveal the affair and the parties involved.
A Photo of the bachelorette accussed of having the affair is below —