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Jan 18, 2012 13

EXCLUSIVE: Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Prepare to File Class Action Lawsuit against ABC Producers

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: EXCLUSIVE: Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Prepare to File Class Action Lawsuit against ABC Producers
Photo courtesy of Ann and Jesse Csincsak.

In a move that would be the first-of-its-kind in reality television history, former contestants of the ABC hit reality television shows, ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ have spoken to attorneys and are in discussion to file a class action lawsuit, against creators Mike Fleiss and Elan Gale.  This information was disclosed to us in an exclusive interview today by former contestant and ‘Bachelorette Season 4’ winner, Jesse Csincsak.

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Jan 18, 2012 2

‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 3: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Discuss the Return of Shawntel Newton and Emily’s Fear of Heights

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 3: Ann and Jesse Csincsak Discuss the Return of Shawntel Newton and Emily’s Fear of Heights
Photo: ABC

By Jennifer Harrington

The city of San Francisco provided the back-drop for what ended up being one of the most dramatic episodes in recent history of The Bachelor.  Ben and Emily climbed to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, Brittney left before her one-on-one date with the winemaker, Shawntel (the funeral director from Brad Womack’s season) re-surfaced to confess her crush, and one of the ladies fainted at the rose ceremony!  Wow, what an episode.  To help us make sense of the craziness, here are insights from Bachelor experts Jesse and Ann Csincsak.

1.  We saw Ben’s relationships with several of the women blossom this week. Who do you think that he had the best connection with this week? 

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Jan 10, 2012 3

Reality TV Couple Ann and Jesse Csincsak Answer Questions About ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 2

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Reality TV Couple Ann and Jesse Csincsak Answer Questions About ‘The Bachelor’ Season 16, Episode 2
Contestants from 'The Bachelor.' Photo: ABC

By Lori Bizzoco

Last night Ben Flajnik brought his 18 beautiful Bachelor contestants to Sonoma where things became more intimate and drama unfolded between the girls.  There was crying, cat fights and as Blakely said, “claws are coming out.”  The claws sure did come out when a bunch of ‘Bachelor’ contestants dressed up as fairy tale characters and preformed a play on stage for Ben’s hometown during the group date.  One-on-ones last night were with Kacie B. and Courtney Robertson.  Each girl received a rose at the end of their date. During the rose ceremony Jenna and Shawn left empty handed.  Next week the girls head to San Francisco.  Ann and Jesse Csincsak are back this week to answer our questions from Episode 2:

1. Kacie B seems sweet, and down-to-earth but Ben says, “He trusts her.”  When you’re on this show, can you really trust someone after knowing them for such a short period of time?  How long would Ben have known Kacie at this point?

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Jan 3, 2012 19

‘The Bachelor’ Premiere: Reality TV Couple Ann and Jesse Csincsak Answer Questions About Season 16

Posted In: Ben Flajnik - Season 16, Reality TV, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Premiere: Reality TV Couple Ann and Jesse Csincsak Answer Questions About Season 16
Lindzi Cox and Ben Flajnik. Photo: ABC

Hello, we’re back again with another season of ‘The Bachelor!”  Last night was the start of Season 16 with our new, hot, sexy, eligible, Sonoma winemaker, Ben Flajnik.  This time Ben’s in control handing out roses; ready to find love this season.  For the next 10 Mondays, we will be joined by Ann and Jesse Csincsak to get their weekly perspective of Ben, the single ladies and all the drama that’s bound to happen when you get 25 estrogen-fueled women in a room.  Here’s our take on Episode 1:

1. Many people want to know why Ben went back on the show as the Bachelor?  Wouldn’t he have had plenty of girls to choose from after being dumped by Ashley? What makes being on the show better for finding love than in real life?

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Dec 15, 2011 3

Audrina Patridge Says Cameras Are Off and Love Life Is On

Posted In: Celebrity Dating, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: Audrina Patridge Says Cameras Are Off and Love Life Is On
Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan. Photo: Glenn Francis / PR Photos

VH1 decided not to renew Audrina Patridge self-titled reality show for a second season, but Patridge couldn’t be happier as the cancellation may just be what she needed to repair her on-again, off-again relationship with her boyfriend, BMX rider Corey Bohan.  “Filming a reality show really takes a toll on relationships because your mindset is to create good TV,” the former “The Hills” star told People.  “It’s really really hard on relationships so after the show, Corey [Bohan] and I really worked on what was going on with us. We spent time together.”  Audrina’s breakup with Corey may have been good for her show’s finale, but the couple has since rekindled their relationship and got back together in May.

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Dec 12, 2011 8

Tonight: Reality TV Star Premiere Party in Hollywood!

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love, The Bachelor
Cupid's Pulse Article: Tonight: Reality TV Star Premiere Party in Hollywood!

Some of our favorite Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad all-stars are gearing up to celebrate the premiere of the sixteenth season of ABC’s The Bachelor during a Reality TV Star Premiere Party hosted by Jesse Csincsak, Jesse Kovacs and David Good.  The event will take place at The Parlor Hollywood on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

There will be a Red Carpet Entrance, VIP gifting area, appetizers, cocktails and a special viewing of the Season Premiere of The Bachelor–LIVE!

As if that’s not enough, rounding out the good time will be a celebrity date auction, featuring Bachelor Pad’s Kasey Kahl and Most Eligible Dallas’ Matt Nordgren.  All proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation that raises money to fight childhood cancer.  The auction will be followed by music, dancing and a midnight champagne toast!

The party will be hosted by three of The Bachelorette’s fan favorites but it will be one huge Reality TV celebration.  Expect appearances from your favorite reality stars of The Bachelor, Most Eligible Dallas, Survivor, Big Brother, Dancing With The Stars, The Hills, The Real World, and many more!

RSVP: SocialStefProductions@gmail.com

 

 

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Dec 5, 2011 19

‘Married to Rock’ Josie Stevens Talks About Communication, Patience and Roller Skating Naked

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Love
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Married to Rock’ Josie Stevens Talks About Communication, Patience and Roller Skating Naked
Josie Stevens. Photo: richard shotwell / PR Photos

By Shoshana Davis

Being in love under the spotlight comes with many disadvantages.  All your critics have something to say about you. Celebrity marriages have lasted between nine days (Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman), to two weeks (Mario Lopez and Ali Landry) and the infamous 72 days (Kim and Kris). With the start of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” last week on E!, fans are hoping to get a glimpse into what caused the new marriage between Kim and Kris Humphries to collapse. It’s not just rich and famous relationships that are tough. For every two marriages in the United States each year, there is one divorce. Most couples could learn a lot from what makes designer Josie Stevens’ marriage to rocker Steve Stevens special.
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Nov 22, 2011 0

How to Avoid the Reality Show Relationship Curse

Posted In: Guest Posts, Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Avoid the Reality Show Relationship Curse
Jon and Kate Gosselin with their kids. Photo: Michael Pilla/TLC

By Brea Gunn

One more Hollywood divorce has entered the official records. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ fairy tale marriage lasted less than three months. Say what you will, but I think that this whole mess could have been avoided if they made their relationship more private. When you live your life so publicly, I’m sure that it’s difficult to separate reality … from reality TV. Even so, it seems that many stars have been swept away with the ratings, only to realize that they aren’t as perfectly matched as they originally thought.

Why don’t we start at the beginning of the end? Here are seven former celebrity duos whose relationships may or may not have dissolved as a result of being featured on reality TV:

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Nov 17, 2011 7

Kim Kardashian: Starring in Her Own Life Story

Posted In: Guest Posts, Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kim Kardashian: Starring in Her Own Life Story
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Photo: Justin Paludipan / PR Photos

By Amy Beth O’Brien

Regardless of what you may think of the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries whirlwind marriage, you have to admire a woman who knows how to play to her strengths. Ever since Kim’s life became the subject of an E! reality TV show, her life became a business.  Like any good businesswoman, she knew when to cut her losses.

Whereas most women in the non-reality world may have ignored the inner voice that told us we were making a mistake with our marriage and then spent years trying to make it work, Kim called it quits before anyone invested any more time or money.

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Nov 17, 2011 7

Jake Pavelka Goes Public With His New Model Girlfriend

Posted In: Celebrity News, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jake Pavelka Goes Public With His New Model Girlfriend
Jake Pavelka. Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka, 33, is a bachelor no more.  Pavelka is now a dating graduate of the University of Central Florida and a contestant on CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama, Ashley Ann Vickers. The relationship is fairly new, as they met on the set of the CW show H8r and just this past Saturday hit the beach for some couple-time. According to UsMagazine.com, Vickers’ website says she is a Southern born lady who competed in the Miss USA pageant and modeled for Maxim. But her true passion lies in motivation, as she “hopes to become a full time motivational speaker for college kids” in the future. If her website is anything to go by, Vickers seems like a keeper.

What are some things to consider before going public with your relationship?

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Nov 8, 2011 5

Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger Helps Millionaires Find Personality Before Seeking Love

Posted In: Reality TV, The Millionaire Matchmaker

BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti meets up with drag queen Frank (who sometimes impersonates Patti herself!) and gives him tips to be himself while dating, instead of the larger than life personality he sometimes embodies.  As a “celebrity”, Frank and Patti discuss the good and the bad about dating when you’re well known.  Going from too much personality to zero personality, Patti’s other client this week, Jason, is way too uptight and needs to loosen up to find a match.  Keltie, a body movement coach meets with Jason to help him relax.  Will he be able to take what he learns and apply it to dating, or will he leave all his new moves at the dance studio? Find out this Tuesday 11/8 @ 9/8c on BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker

Thinking Like a Drag Queen: Patti Stanger and her millionaire female impersonator are on the same page.

Pulling the Stick Out: Patti Stanger has this millionaire go to a dance class to find some personality.

Thinking Like a Drag Queen

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Nov 7, 2011 20

‘Bachelor’ Alumna Ann Csincsak and Partner Katie Meyer Open Vintage Sweet & Chic Boutique

Posted In: Celebrity Interviews, Fashion, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor’ Alumna Ann Csincsak and Partner Katie Meyer Open Vintage Sweet & Chic Boutique
Jesse and Ann Csincsak. Photo: PRN / PR Photos

By Lauren Kochendarfer

Get ready to shop!  Ann Csincsak (née Ann Lueders) of ‘The BachelorSeason 13 and her business partner, Katie Meyer will be opening a new clothing boutique in Breckenridge, Colorado called Vintage Sweet & Chic on November 12, 2011.

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Oct 13, 2011 0

Millionaire Matchmaker: The Cruz Brothers Search for “The One” with Patti Stanger’s Assistance

Posted In: Reality TV, The Millionaire Matchmaker

BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker: This week Patti takes on broken-hearted brothers who are ready to make a change and find “the one.”  The bodybuilding brothers certainly have the cards stacked against them.  Older brother Abe spent the last three years in prison and younger brother David married young only to be cheated on, leading to divorce at 24.  Patti has a good feeling about these guys, but will she be successful in finding women who can look beyond their troubled pasts?  Find out this Thursday 10/13 @ 9/8c on BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker

· Venturing into the World of Abe Cruz: This millionaire was incarcerated for the past three years but is determined to turn his life around. http://bravo.ly/oLCIub

· Got Burned Young: David Cruz got burned as a young guy and is now trying to do the right thing. http://bravo.ly/oR5OJ3

Venturing into the World of Abe Cruz

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Oct 6, 2011 0

Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger Helps Ayinde and Mitch find True Love

Posted In: Reality TV, The Millionaire Matchmaker
BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti’s client’s this week need some help, but nothing too challenging for Patti to tackle.  Her first client is looking for perfection, but on the way to perfection will find every fault with a potential mate.  On the other hand, Patti’s other client doesn’t know when to hold back and keep his mouth shut.  These rusty daters are depending on Patti’s expertise, but will she come through and find these men the love they’ve been searching for?  Find out Tonight 10/6 @ 9/8c on BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker

Fault Finding Territory: Patti Stanger believes this millionaire is headed towards being a fault-finding, nit-picking millionaire.  http://bravo.ly/ntlU8q
Vomit Too Much Information: Patti Stanger helps this millionaire who is a bit rusty in the dating world.  http://bravo.ly/nnXCcg

Fault Finding Territory

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Sep 30, 2011 0

Keyshia Cole and Basketball Star Husband Renew Vows in Hawaii

Posted In: Celebrity News, Celebrity Weddings
Cupid's Pulse Article: Keyshia Cole and Basketball Star Husband Renew Vows in Hawaii
Keyshia Cole. Photo: Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos

R&B singer Keyshia Cole fulfilled her dream of a destination wedding on Sunday when she and Clevland Cavaliers player, Daniel Gibson renewed their vows in Hawaii. UsMagazine.com reports that Gibson wanted to make his wife’s wishes come true so he flew all of her family members out to the tropical island for her ideal ceremony. The bride was so excited as she tweeted throughout the day, “This is so beautiful!  I’m so glad we’re taping this so you all can see!” The couple is recording for their new reality TV show Family First, which premiers in February of 2012.

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Sep 21, 2011 0

Millionaire Matchmaker: Patti Stanger Brings Out the Big Guns to Help Emma and Frank

Posted In: Reality TV, The Millionaire Matchmaker

BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker, Thursday 9/22 @ 9/8c: Patti has her hands full this week when one client, Emma, refuses to get over her masculine tendencies, while the other client, Frank, suffers from some pretty serious control issues. Emma and Frank are both desperate to find love, but if they don’t learn how to let someone in–not just into their bedrooms, but into their hearts–they will never fall in love. Patti must bring out the big guns this week to help Emma set her sights a little higher than just any guy that is available, and to help Frank take his guard down and let a girl stay past 5 o’clock in the morning. Will Patti succeed?

Breaking Control Habits: Patti Stanger brings in a life coach to help her millionaire break his bad habits.

Breaking Control Habits

Going Against Her Human Nature: This millionairess must listen to Patti Stanger and Patti warns her that this process will be hard.

Going Against Her Human Nature

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Sep 17, 2011 16

He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Discuss Bachelor Pad 2’s Season Finale

Posted In: Bachelor Pad, Celebrity Interviews, Love, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Discuss Bachelor Pad 2’s Season Finale
Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano. Photo: ABC

This dramatic season of Bachelor Pad 2 has finally come to an end. In this week’s episode, the contenders performed with Cirque de Soleil’s Ka, Blake proposed to Holly, the winners were declared and the next Bachelor was announced. We had a chance to chat with our Bachelor Pad 2 experts, David Good and Natalie Getz, to see what their thoughts were about the season finale.

Kasey and Vienna did quite well in the final challenge, but ultimately didn’t get a chance to compete for the final prize. What are your closing thoughts on how they chose to play the game? Do you think they will remain together long-term?

He said: I think they played the game great! People can dislike them as a couple but they still controlled the whole show till the end. As far as a couple, I wish them the best but I don’t see it working out from what we got to see of them on TV.
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Sep 14, 2011 0

Bravo Crossover: Million Dollar Listing’s Madison Hildebrand on Millionaire Matchmaker

Posted In: Reality TV, The Millionaire Matchmaker

BRAVO’s The Millionaire Matchmaker 5, Airing Thursday 9/15 @ 9/8c: Patti takes on another Bravo star this week, trying to find love for the lonely.  Million Dollar Listing’s Madison is one of Patti’s clients and while he wants to find love, he just doesn’t have the time.  Meanwhile, Patti’s other client may need more help than your basic mixer.  Eric meets with a psychotherapist in the hopes that it will lead him to love.  Will these single men walk away with the love they’ve been looking for or will Patti need to put in extra work for these bachelors?

 

Madison Hildeband’s Past Relationships: Patti Stanger meets Madison Hildebrand and gets right down to the nitty gritty.

Getting the Intel: Patti Stanger sends this millionaire to see a psychotherapist so she can clean him up and help him meet the right guy.

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Sep 9, 2011 2

Jon Gosselin Has Life Advice for Ex-Wife Kate

Posted In: Celebrity Break-Ups
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jon Gosselin Has Life Advice for Ex-Wife Kate
Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin. Photos: PRN / PR Photos; Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Kate Gosselin spoke out to People expressing concern about her family life after her show Kate Plus 8 was cancelled, and now her ex, Jon Gosselin, has some harsh pieces of advice for her.  Speaking to RumorFix.com, Jon said, “Reality TV is not a career.  Get back to a normal life — a simple life.”  The bitter exes played out the end of their marriage on TV in in 2009.  Since then, they have quarreled about their kids and the reality TV life they lead.  “Things will work out the way they should work out,” said Jon.  “Obviously, there are families out there that have several kids — people work normal jobs, and things work out.”

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Aug 31, 2011 2

‘Bachelor Pad 2′ Recap Episode 4: Blake Julian Gives Holly Durst a Rose

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2′ Recap Episode 4: Blake Julian Gives Holly Durst a Rose
Photo: Greg Zabilski/ABC

With Jake Pavelka eliminated, a new love triangle — involving Blake, Holly and Michael — has emerged on this week’s episode of Bachelor Pad 2. This week’s challenge might have ended some relationships and put a spark on others.

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Aug 29, 2011 5

Love & Laughs: Comedian Eric Patrick Shares His Relationship Advice

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Love & Laughs: Comedian Eric Patrick Shares His Relationship Advice
Eric Patrick

Comedians are usually social anomalies, and that’s why they’re so respected.  For anyone to stand in front of a gigantic crowd of people, living and dying purely on the words they say while at the same time trying to make a personal connection–takes a special type of person.

Eric Patrick is one of the hottest young comedians on the scene today–in more ways than one.   His time on The Real World: New Orleans may have introduced him to a wider audience, but his good looks, charm, and captivating comedic style have kept his audience growing, from the NYC scene, all the way to far-off Johannesburg and London.  Described by MTV.com as a “handsome ladies man,” and by Entertainment Weekly as “energetic and engaging,” Eric Patrick knows how to create and cultivate a relationship, as well as a crowd. Here are a few tips to help daters of either sex lighten up, straight from Patrick’s experience:

Don’t take rejection personally–it’s a fact of life. “A woman can usually tell within the first 10-15 minutes whether she likes a guy or not,” says Patrick.  “As you get older, you learn not to get hung up on it.  If a girl’s not into me, I just move on, because there are other ones out there.”
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Aug 24, 2011 4

He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Answer Questions about Bachelor Pad 2 Episode 3

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Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: Natalie Getz and David Good Answer Questions about Bachelor Pad 2 Episode 3
Photo: Greg Zabilski/ABC

By Jennifer Harrington

Things got pretty crazy in the latest episode of Bachelor Pad 2.  We saw Melissa flip out, Erica make the moves on Jake and a showdown between Kasey and Jake for the final rose.  After the episode, we were left shaking our heads that Mr. Pavelka was actually eliminated, and were anxious to get thoughts about the dramatic episode from David Good and Natalie Getz, winners of Bachelor Pad 1.

Were you surprised the men did better at the synchronized swimming challenge?  What factors were most important to you as you were judging the performances?

He Said: I was a little surprised until after and sat down and thought about it.  Guys in the house on all the shows get along better than the girls do.  The producers always talked to me about the Bachelor and Bachelorette — the guys are typically easy going, whereas the girls tend to be catty and backstabbing to each other.  It’s the same reason most of my guy friends have like 15 good friends and the girls I know have like three or four, at most. This makes it easier for the guys to work together as a team, and it showed.
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Aug 17, 2011 5

He Said/She Said: David Good and Natalie Getz Share Perspectives on Episode 2 of Bachelor Pad 2

Posted In: Bachelor Pad, Reality TV
Cupid's Pulse Article: He Said/She Said: David Good and Natalie Getz Share Perspectives on Episode 2 of Bachelor Pad 2
Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon. Photo: ABC

By Jennifer Harrington

Earlier this week on Bachelor Pad 2, we saw the rules of the game change (the theme of the rose ceremony was “ladies night”), Gia voluntarily say goodbye to her chance to find love and money and Ames and Jackie take off together in the happiest limo ride in Bachelor franchise history. In case you missed the episode, check out our exclusive recap.  As always, following the episode we checked in with Season 1 winners David Good and Natalie Getz to get their take on the drama!

We saw a new side to Blake in this episode (kissing Melissa even though he claimed not to have feelings with her, cozying up to Holly, etc.).  What’s your take on Blake — is what he’s doing a good or bad tactic for winning?
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Aug 16, 2011 0

Bachelor Pad 2: Jake Pavelka Asks for Help From Vienna Girardi

Posted In: Celebrity Break-Ups
Cupid's Pulse Article: Bachelor Pad 2: Jake Pavelka Asks for Help From Vienna Girardi
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi. Photo: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos

Reality star exes Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi may have been previously engaged after the 14th season of the Bachelor, but it turns out the two are definitely at odds when it comes to working together on the new season of Bachelor Pad 2. A preview shows an almost defeated Jake Pavelka asking to make an alliance with Girardi as a last resort to remain in the competition, according to UsMagazine.com. Girardi doesn’t seem very keen on the idea, though, since she is still hurt and is finally happy and moving on with her new beau Kasey Kahl. The pair are rumored to be looking for an apartment in Los Angeles together.

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