Last week, yet another cycle of the ABC-sponsored divorce competition The Bachelorette premiered, this time with Emily Maynard, the former fiancee of 2011 Bachleor, Brad Womack. Brad claims he wasn’t one of the thousands watching and snarking on Emily’s quest for love amongst people who desperately want to be on television, but I’m doubtful.
In an interview with local channel ABC 13, Brad says, “All I’ll say is she is a helluva woman and I hope it works out. I have no interest [in watching].” Maybe Brad prefers DVR or reading the live tweets of the show. I just have a hard time believing anyone wouldn’t watch a television show featuring their ex, especially one he broke up with so relatively recently. Just admit it, Brad!
“I think Emily is adorable, and I think she’s going to do a great job. I hope she finds love. I don’t know her personally but I think she’s the cutest thing in the world.”
Holly strongly believes in finding love on reality TV, since she’s set to marry her Bachelor Pad co-star Blake Julian next month. She tells Rumor Fix: “I found love on the show, and I believe in the whole system. No matter who you end up with, know it was your choice and no one else’s. Love that man with all that you are and you will truly find your happiness! Good Luck.”
Everyone’s favorite Bachelor Pad villainess Vienna Girardi is speaking out about her relationship with ex-boyfriend and Bachelor Pad pad partner, Kasey Kahl! And Vienna is now accusing the Kasey “Guard And Protect Your Heart” Kahl of abuse!
Speaking to Reality Weekly, Vienna describes the fear she felt in her past relationship, which she describes as “hell” and explains why she had to leave Kasey! “I went through hell with him, with his drinking and his anger,” she reveals. “I had enough, I couldn’t take it anymore.”
Vienna’s fear was so acute it led her to break up with Kasey in November, move out of their Beverly Hills apartment, and literally flee to Florida. “I had to get away from it,” she explains.
Vienna’s first experience with Made-For-TV love was scarcely better. After winning The Bachelorand becoming engaged to Jake Pavelka, Vienna had a similar experience; claiming Jake’s temper and his controlling behavior forced her to end the engagement and move out.
While dating Kasey, Vienna says she was subjected to constant emotional abuse and although he never hit her with closed fists, he got physical in other ways. “He kicked me off the couch one night with his foot,” she recalls. “I have voice recordings of Kasey when he has called me drunk and mad, yelling he is going to f–k a girl – while we were dating,” Vienna insists.
Vienna claims Kasey often promised to change; to stop drinking, but he never did. “He got drunk every day,” she alleges. “Kasey claims to never remember anything he does when he’s drunk. And that is a big problem because he never thinks he has done anything wrong.”
Kasey was recently arrested in his hometown of Fresno, CA after getting into a bar brawl. He allegedly punched a woman in the face, giving her a bloody nose. Kasey was arrested with several friends; no charges were filed and the police let him go. Vienna alleges the woman Kasey supposedly hit is suing him because of the assault.
The couple attempted to work through their issues on the new Vh1 show, Relationship Rehab, where Kasey admitted he had a problem with drinking – but nothing got resolved. Vienna remained afraid of his temper: “I was so scared,” she admits and the couple broke up.
Vienna describes their break up as difficult and said Kasey took it hard. “Kasey wasn’t ready to break up,” Vienna explains, adding that she wanted to go in a different direction in her life, which further angered him. “I wanted to buy a house, move to Florida, and open a clothing store. Kasey got really mad about that.”
Ultimately, Vienna decided she had to leave, but remained silent until now, because she was afraid to tell anyone. And it has nothing at all to do with promoting her newest reality show?
“I was so afraid to tell people about how he treated me because I was scared no one would ever believe me after what happened with Jake,” Vienna admits. “So I just picked up and left LA. I came home to Florida and started my life again.”
Vienna is hopeful that Kasey will realize the error of his ways and stop drinking once and for all. “Maybe he will learn,” Vienna says. “Sadly, he is a good guy when he’s not drinking.” Kasey has yet to comment on these allegations, but I’m sure he will in the next day or two!
Just a side note – I sincerely hope claiming domestic abuse is not going to be the new way wannabe celebrities seek attention from the media. Why don’t they stick to making sex tapes like the good old days. Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and should not be taken lightly. I hope all these women speaking out about alleged abuse are being truthful AND attempting to use their platform to help victims with fewer resources.
TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS ON VIENNA’S TRAUMATIC RELATIONSHIP WITH KASEY?
The couple that made Bachelor Pad 2 unbearable for all of us with their constant emotional melt downs, bickering and PDA-fests have decided to end their eight-month relationship amicably. “Vienna broke up with Kasey a few weeks ago,” a former Bachelor contestant and friend of Vienna’s reports to Life & Style. “They’d been fighting about everything. It just wasn’t working anymore.”
“They both moved out of the LA place they’d moved into together,” the friend reveals. “Vienna’s moved back to Florida, and Kasey’s moved home.” According to the source it was Vienna that decided the couple should go their separate ways, but “there was no cheating or third party involved, so a reconciliation is not out of the question.”
“It’s anyone’s guess about what happens next,” the friend adds. “But for now, Kasey is very, very hurt about it. He thought they were going to spend the rest of their lives together.” Yeah, so did Jake Pavelka!
Well, Kasey is speaking out regarding the rumor and insisting the couple is still together! “We’re just doing [the relationship] long distance right now,” he informed Us Weekly. “It’s for the best.”
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CAN YOU BELIEVE VIENNA AND KASEY BROKE UP? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL GET BACK TOGETHER?
While the Bachelor Pad season 2 finale doesn’t air until tonight on ABC, it was actually taped last week during which a fight broke out with some of the cast members.
Justin Rego aka Rated R tells TMZ he was punched in the face by his costar/hotness Graham Bunnduring the wrap party last week. According to Justin, Graham and Blake Julian had gotten into an argument when things turned physical. Justin says he went up to both men to break up the fight during which he was punched in the nose by Graham.
Justin, who managed to supply TMZ with photos of his black eye, says security stepped in and Graham was escorted out. Justin reveals he has no plans to press charges while a rep for Graham tells TMZ, “It was nothing — just boys being boys.” A picture of Justin’s black eye is below.
In other news, Blake, who is now engaged toHolly Durst, and his partner on the show Erica Rose are now speaking out on their recent eviction. Blake talks about the cra cra Melissa, and forming a romance with Holly, while Erica reveals whether or not she regrets coming on too desperate strongly onto Blake. Excerpts from their interviews below –
Did smooching Melissa kill your game early on? Blake: I definitely regret kissing Melissa [because] her strong emotional reaction was a pretty big death blow to get away from. It followed me constantly. She rallied the whole house against me.
Was her reaction justified in any way? Blake: I never meant to lead Melissa on. We discussed before the date that I wasn’t looking for a relationship. I thought she understood so I was really shocked by her response [to me] flirting with another girl.
Should you have waited to pursue Holly outside the house for Michael’s sake? Blake It never crossed my mind to ignore her. It seemed like an impossibility. Everyone has exes. Unfortunately her ex was in the same house. She told me repeatedly she was single. He admitted they weren’t together.
Were you aware Michael was still that into Holly? Blake: Michael and I never became friends. He never confided in me. I didn’t see what he was going through.
Were you ashamed when you realized how aggressively you came on to Blake? Erica: I know I was coming on strongly, but sometimes I like to push the envelope and I had good reasons. I thought it’d be good to keep Blake away and give the illusion that he wasn’t interested in Holly anymore. If I would have known that Blake and Holly were developing such strong feelings for each other, I wouldn’t have interfered. I believe in girl code. They’re cute.
The finale of Bachelor Pad season 2 airs tonight on ABC! It is 3-hours long and will begin airing at 8/7c. You can click here for spoilers on who won!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GRAHAM PUNCHING JUSTIN? AS WELL AS BLAKE & ERICA’S INTERVIEWS? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR TO WIN TONIGHT?
In a conference call with reporters following her elimination on the most recent episode of the Bachelor Pad, Melissa, a 32-year-old waitress, expresses her regrets, reveals her feelings regarding her partner Blake Julian today, and her reason for deciding to do another reality show (hint – she wanted to repair her image).
Melissa, was there any blowback in your real life over the drama on the show? Melissa: Not at all. My friends and family have been so supportive. They know that I’m not that emotional outside of the Bachelor world. It’s so funny. Every episode, I get like 50 text messages saying, “Who are you? We don’t recognize you on TV.” For some reason, when in the Bachelor house, I’m overly emotional… I’m disappointed. I never fall for people after that short amount of time. I think it was just that environment and wanting to have a partner to get through the game with so badly.
Do you still have feelings for Blake? Melissa: I have no feelings whatsoever. I’m over it. He’s still Tweeting nasty things about me. We had some email correspondence that was very passive aggressive on his end. I just want to be done with him. Blake is not the kind of human being I would want to be with. He’s not a good person.
You had public opinion problems or roommate issues while on Bachelor. Why put yourself back out there? Melissa: I was asked and said no several times. I didn’t agree until two weeks prior to flying out. I came on to repair my image, which obviously did not work, and to win the money.
Is a Kasey-Vienna win inevitable? Melissa: Kasey and Vienna knew what they are doing. They came into this playing the game. I wouldn’t be surprised if they made it to the final two couples.
Who would you like to see win? Melissa: I love Kasey and Vienna so much but Michelle Money is like a sister to me. I would like to see her in the end.
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON MELISSA’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU BUYING THAT SHE’S NOT THAT CRAZY EMOTIONAL IN REAL LIFE?
In her blog for the Hollywood Life, Vienna, 25, refers to Jake as being phony. While there have been reports that Jake has been dating his BP costar Erica Rose since filming ended on the show, Vienna, who is now friends with Erica, denies those reports.
“Glad to know that Erica figured out what Jake was like after the show was over, when that “fake” romance never came and saw her,” wrote Vienna. She also took Jake to task for pretending to care about Melissa’s feelings on a recent episode. “Meanwhile, it’s upsetting that Jake is comforting Melissa and pretending to care because he needs her vote,” she added.
Meanwhile, Vienna and her boyfriend Kasey Kahl, who might or might not be the most ridiculous couple in the history of mankind, continue to go strong!
The two, who have stated they are unhappy with the edit ABC is giving them, have now moved in together. The couple spoke to UsWeekly about cohabiting and a possible engagement.
“Right now we just moved in [to] our apartment. We’re just starting to furnish it,” said Vienna. “We will eventually get engaged, yes… We’re just step by step right now.” Kasey, 27, chimes in, “One of my favorite things to do together is just sit at home and relax… I love when she cooks for me because she is an amazing cook.”
And despite the fact that the world can see them fighting every other second Monday nights on ABC, Vienna claims the two hardly ever fight. Uh uh. “I love living with this man because the only thing we ever fought about when we weren’t together was that we weren’t together,” said Vienna “We have an amazing relationship. We really are so happy together! I love going to bed with him and I love waking up to him.”
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JAKE IS FAKE? PLUS THOUGHTS ON VIENNA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH KASEY?
In an interview with UsWeekly, Jake discusses the new nose job of his former fiance Vienna Girardi. “I knew she had some elective surgery done,” Jake, 33, says of Vienna, 25. “I haven’t seen the pictures, but she looked fine before it.” He continued, “Whatever makes her happy.”
Nice words there by Jake. Though in another interview with Access Hollywood, Jake once again talks about his nasty break up with Vienna, revealing she actually had her publicist dump him on her behalf.
“I got a call from her publicist saying Vienna has sold your break up story to Star Magazine and your relationship is over,” said Jake during the interview. This however didn’t stop Jake from agreeing to face off with Vienna and her new boyfriend Kasey Kahl on the Bachelor Pad in a chance to win $250,000.
Jake however assures us he didn’t go there for the money. “I went for resolution with Vienna, to find peace in myself, give her peace so she can move on with whatever she wants to do and give America closure,” said Jake. Evidently this resolution needed to be done on camera. And who knew America needed closure?
Vienna is pictured above yesterday showing off her new nose, which might or might not look exactly like the old one, as she attended ABC’s Summer Press Tour.
The Bachelor Pad season 2 debuts tonight on ABC at 8/7c with a 3-hour premiere.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JAKE’S COMMENTS? AND ON TONIGHT’S BACHELOR PAD PREMIERE?