Jake Added to Bachelor Pad, Post-Vienna Split

Radar reports what I suspected, that Jake and Vienna have been broken up for a month. Why does this timeline fit? Because Chris Harrison announced today that Jake Pavelka is indeed part of the cast of the upcoming Bachelor Pad.

The Bachelor Pad began filming around June 7. It was supposed to film for 15 days or so, which means filming has just wrapped up. Co-Host Melissa Rycroft tweeted today she’s headed back home from LA.

Why were there 19 contestants instead of the planned 20? The 20th, Mattue Johnson, was sent home the morning filming was set to begin. Was it because Jake let them know he and Vienna were headed to splitsville and they wanted to make room for Jake?

It seems to me the announcement of the Jake-Vienna split was timed to ramp up interest in the new Bachelor Pad show. Same for the new round of Jake and Vienna interviews, with each giving markedly different reasons for their split, and Chris Harrison confirming Jake has been added to the show. And it’s going to get uglier.

(photo by Barcroft Media.)

The Bachelor needs for the Bachelor Pad to be a hit. This season with Ali as the Bachelorette has been the most boring ever, despite the great locations. She’s insecure and constantly alternates between her two emotions: giddiness and whining. She’s pretty but has no sex appeal. The guys are as bland a group as I can ever recall. And rumor is after her F3 Frank bows out in Tahiti, she picks no one. With this kind of a snoozer of a season, the Bachelor needs a serious infusion of energy. What better way than the Bachelor Pad, bringing back uber-enemies Wes and Jake, crazy alpha male David Good, and psycho queen Michelle. They will be balanced out by the sane Kiptyn, demure (but very sexy) Gia, goody-two shoes Tenley, party girl Natalie Getz, and a few others who were and remain, totally forgettable. Continue reading

Yet Another Bacheolor/ette Breckenridge Reunion


Colorado snowboarder and former Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak is at it again, hosting another Bachelor/Bachelorette reunion in Breckenridge.

“We will be having nights out on the town complete with cocktails, dancing and maybe even a costume party one of the evenings. Then on Sunday, I will be guiding the group on a snowmobile tour in the Breckenridge backcountry to show everyone what the mountains are really about!”

Who’s there? From what I can determine:

Jesse Csincsak
Natalie Getz
Juan Barbieri
Jesse Kovacs
Richard Mathey
Chris Bradshaw (and wife Jennifer)
John Hardesty
John Presser and Tara Durr (who will announce their engagement)
Matthue Johnson (and Suzi)
Mark Huebner (and maybe Mike Steinberg and the guy who jumped in the pool with no clothes from Jillian’s season)
Elizabeth Kitt
Brian Westdorf
Melissa Henig
Elizabeth Wade
Gina Marie Hamilton
Jeannette Cherie Pawula
Trista and Ryan Sutter may stop by

More photos of the house, called the Ski Classic Lodge, here, a video tour here.

ABC To Televise Jason and Molly’s Wedding

It’s official. On March 8, ABC will televise the wedding of former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestant Jason Mesnick to Molly Malaney, the woman he first rejected when he selected Melissa Rycroft, and then returned to.

The two-hour “The Bachelor: Jason and Molly’s Wedding” is set to air March 8. The event will include the bride’s dress fitting, planning for the big day, bachelor and bachelorette parties and the ceremony. Past “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” couples and participants will be on the guest list.

Well, that’s one way to get your wedding paid for and stay in the public eye. Will you watch?