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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.

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Former Bachelorette star Deanna Pappas is once again engaged according to UsWeekly.

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.


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Continuing with the Bachelor incestuous theme, RadarOnline is now reporting Jesse Csincsak is engaged to former Bachelor contestant 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.

Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney March 2

The Bachelor alums, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, tied the knot last week, and the couple managed to have a beautiful ceremony despite the outpour of rain.

Though the wedding special, The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding, is set to air tonight on ABC, OK magazine was able to obtain exclusive photos of the event which took place on Feb. 27 at the Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif..

“It was the most incredible day,” Molly told OK!. The wedding was attended by 150 guests, including Bachelor alums – DeAnna Pappas and Jillian Harris. As we previously reported, Melissa Rycroft did not attend the ceremony.

“Our wedding was a moment of complete happiness,” said Molly who walked down the aisle in a $45,000 designer wedding gown.

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According to InTouch magazine, there is already some drama brewing over the soon to be televised wedding of former Bachelor star Jason Mesnick and his fiance Molly Malaney.

The article reveals the couple is already fighting over some of the wedding details. Apparently, ABC wants a lot of the past Bachelor stars and contestants to be in attendance including Jason’s former fiance Melissa Rycroft, 26 — Jason’s first choice, who he dumped for Molly — and former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas.

Molly, 25, is ofcourse not too happy about Jason’s former girlfriends attending her wedding, however it seems she might not get a say in this as ABC is controlling the wedding and the guest list as well. Molly is said to be fine with having former Bachelor stars at her wedding, with her only problem being with Melissa because “she thinks it will turn into a circus.”

DeAnna, who rejected Jason during her season as the Bachelorette, is however looking forward to the wedding despite Molly’s concerns. She tells In Touch, “I’ll be there with my boyfriend, Stephen,” she says. “I am so happy that Jason found Molly, as they really are the perfect couple.

In other news, Melissa has gotten yet another new job, as she will now be a part of the Entertainment Tonight crew. Melissa began working for ET this week when she covered the recording of the “We Are the World” remake for the syndicated entertainment news show. She’ll be covering premieres, awards shows and other events in the future, reports People.

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ABC is set to air the wedding of the Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick and fiance Molly Malaney.

The two-hour special titled “The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding” is set to air March 8. Shockingly enough, this will only be the second wedding in the history of the Bachelor franchise. The special will include Molly’s dress fitting, planning for the big day, bachelor and bachelorette parties and the ceremony. Past “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” couples and contestants will reportedly be on the guest list.

This isn’t the first time ABC has aired a Bachelor wedding. Trista Rehn and husband Ryan Sutter, who met on “The Bachelorette” in 2002, also had their wedding televised on ABC. It proved to be a big hit as it drew more than 17.1 million viewers.

Jason and Molly’s upcoming wedding will mark the latest twist in the Bachelor’s narrative that’s extended through a couple of seasons of the Bachelor franchise. Jason was one of the final two bachelors on DeAnna Pappas‘ edition of “The Bachelorette.” He became the first single dad on “The Bachelor” after being dumped by DeAnna, and then proposed to Melissa Rycroft in the finale, only to change his mind and break up with Melissa on national television and instead choose Molly.

All seemed to end well as Melissa got married last December, and Jason and Molly got engaged back in October, 2009.

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Former Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas wishes the best for Jillian Harris, who recently moved to Chicago to live with cheating fiance Ed Swiderski.

“I do hope it works out for them; the odds are against them,” she told Usmagazine at the Madison & Mulholland charity suite in West Hollywood over the weekend.

“Supposedly Jillan and Ed are head over heels in love. I haven’t hung out with them, but we have mutual friends, and they say they are just crazy about each other,” she added. “It seems to be working so far.”

It was reported that Ed cheated on Jillian with 2 different women during the taping of The Bachelorette, and also just 8 days after proposing to her.

This news did not surprise DeAnna who says, “I wasn’t an Ed fan while [Jillian] was filming the show.”

“I think some people go on the shows with different intentions and maybe they are not open in the beginning what their intentions are,” she told US, without elaborating. “So in the end, you get duped.”

DeAnna is however a bit more optimistic about Bachelor couple, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who are still together despite the odds. “They are so happy, and I do think that they are going to get married,” said DeAnna. “They really just get each other, and it works for them.”

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The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris continues to laugh of rumors of her fiance, Ed Swiderski‘s infidelities. When asked about the cheating allegations, Jillian delcares her love for Ed telling OK Magazine, “We have not even come close [to splitting].”

The couple is currently enjoying some time together in Canada. They both attended Jillian’s cousin wedding this weekend. You can see photos of the wedding here.

“We’ve got a Jet Ski, so we’ve been spending lots of time on the lake,” says Jillian, who is still planning to move to Ed’s home city of Chicago in September.

Jillian’s friends also back her decision to stay with Ed, “Jill was aware that there was a risk of this kind of tabloid attention when she got involved in the show,” reasons Shannon Long, who speaks with Jillian every day.

It was reported a few days ago that money might be a motivation for Jillian and Ed staying together.

If you recall, the first Bachelorette Trista Rehn and then fiance, Ryan Stutter, got paid the amount of $1 million to have their wedding televised back in 2003. There’s obviously a huge amount of money at stake if Jillian and Ed make it down the aisle.

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Despite cheating allegations and rumors of a break up, newly engaged Bachelorette couple Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are still together.

An insider told In Touch Weekly that both Ed and Jillian plan to stay engaged and work through the problems, specifically the cheating allegations. “When Jillian accepted Ed’s proposal, she was starting to fall in love,” the magazine reports.

The insider continues, saying it wasn’t until after accepting the $60,000 ring that Jillian started to hear rumors that Ed might have kept company with a past girlfriend, among others.

A lot of people are wondering why Jillian has agreed to stay with Ed despite all the evidence pointing to him cheating. Former Bachelorette contestant, DeAnna Pappas believes money might be a factor.

“Hours after my finale, I was bombarded with offers for endorsements, special appearances and more,” Pappas told In Touch. “But the catch was they wanted both me and my fiancé (Jesse Csincsak).”

Four months following the final rose ceremony and proposal, DeAnna and Jesse broke up. Both were offered $10,000 to appear at a nightclub and $5,000 to appear at a mall.

“If Jesse and I stayed together, we could have easily cashed in,” Pappas said. “But for me, it felt like selling out.”

UPDATE – Edited to add that ABC paid the first Bachelorette, Trista Rehn and husband Ryan Sutter, $1 million to televise their wedding back in 2003.  So Jillian and Ed making it down the aisle could mean big bucks for the couple.

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