Fresh off the airing of The Bachelor's "Women Tell All" special, host Chris Harrison sat down with TVGuide.com to discuss Rozlyn Papa's bombshell claim. Plus: Harrison discusses the finale and why it's not the "most dramatic" yet, this season's dearth of hot tub scenes and why they should've made better use of...
The Bachelor - Jake Pavelka
On Monday's The Bachelor finale, 32-year-old Jake Pavelka will choose his ultimate co-pilot. Should he give his final rose to Vienna, the wild-child who has been a fixture in recent tabloids? Or to Tenley, a good-natured recent divorcee whose competitors joke she dreams in Disney characters? Should he give another chance to Ali, who left for her job and then tried to return? Or should he...
The Bachelor, Chris Harrison, Rozlyn
Rule No. 1 for reality show contestants: Don't mess with the host. The Bachelor's Chris Harrison took aim at what he called the "classless, tactless" tactics of booted contestant Rozlyn Papa after she claimed during Monday's "Women Tell All" episode that Harrison once hit on a producer's wife. Other contestants don't put much stock in anything she says: Papa was kicked off the show after the other women accused her of having a physical relationship with a Bachelor staffer during filming — something the single mother swore on her son's life never happened. (As some in the studio audience gasped.) Harrison said he wouldn't dignify Papa's claims with a response, but he's more than happy to talk about the Bachelor's final pick: "Jake is very much in love with who he's chosen," Harrison said.
With Brooke convinced that Alex and Julian slept together, she's on a rampage to get revenge. Her first mission succeeds: As the costume designer, she dresses up the lead in Julian's film as the "lovechild between Richard Simmons and a Village Person." She's further enraged when she hears Alex on the phone gushing about her sexcapades, which ends in a full on knock-out punch care of Brooke's fist and Alex's eye. Finally, Alexander, Brooke's new co-worker, sets her straight and admits that he was the one sleeping with Alex. Brooke realizes she's been a fool and "bitched out the one man who makes my world turn." But as she talks through it all with her mom — it's still weird to see the two close — she's reminded that the best part of the entire situation is that Julian did not ever sleep with Alex. Brooke apologizes to Alex and goes to find Julian. "I'm in love with you, Julian, I always will be ... Love is crazy and I've been crazy," she says to him. And then he finally kisses her. The kicker of the storyline is that although Alexander slept with Alex, he's actually the man Victoria has had a thing with. He tries to explain that she's different and that he slept with Alex but likes Victoria. So, she smacks him — and then kisses him. What do you think of this new coupling?
If you still have questions about what happened with The Bachelor's Rozlyn and a member of the production team, you'll soon find out. That's the word from host Chris Harrison, who promises Monday's women-tell-all episode will include more of the ousted competitor's "antics" and "desperate attempts to get 15 more minutes of fame." Harrison says the episode will also explore what might have been with Jake Pavelka and the departed Ali, adding, "feelings are still there."
TVGuide.com: Will we learn more about Ali's choice to leave Jake for her job?
Chris Harrison: I know there's been a lot of questions about why she didn't get the time off, because she knew she was going on the show, but she'll explain all that...
Bryan Greenberg and Lake Bell
Viewers may recognize him from more lighthearted fare like One Tree Hill and October Road, but these days Bryan Greenberg is hustling as a fashion-school dropout on HBO's new series How to Make it in America (Sun, 10/9c). Greenberg, who calls the series "very timely with the economy," talked to TVGuide.com about why he responded to the project and how his musical background affects his roles.
TVGuide.com: How did you get involved in the show?
Bryan Greenberg: I actually knew Ian Edelman, the creator of the show, through basketball and a mutual friend, but I had no idea he was...
Mariska Hargitay's character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has devoted her life to helping survivors of assault and abuse, and the actress is doing her part in real life as well. Her Joyful Heart Foundation, inspired by Hargitay's experiences on the show, aims to aid and inspire people who have suffered sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Hargitay talked to TVGuide.com about the charity's pursuit of a $250,000 grant from Pepsi, what's next for her character, Detective Olivia Benson, and the odds of Benson hooking up with her partner, Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).
TVGuide.com: Tell me about Joyful Heart and why it's a cause you feel so strongly about.
Mariska Hargitay: Joyful Heart is about...
With The Bachelor nearing its finale, the two most recent women to leave the series are expressing their regrets.
After being forced to choose between her job and Jake in the show's hometown date episode, Ali almost immediately...