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...
Meryl Davis and Charlie White
NBC's ratings for the Winter Olympics dipped below those of the 2006 Winter Games in Torino for the first time Monday night.
The broadcast was watched by 20.9 million viewers, enough to easily win the night. But ratings fell 25 percent from last Monday night and were down 7 percent from the same night during the Torino Games. The 2006 games were the lowest-rated games in recent history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Most of the other networks stuck to repeats, but the "Women Tell All" episode of The Bachelor (11.2 million viewers) performed very strongly, falling only 5 percent from last week's normal episode...
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.
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, the women (minus Tenley and Vienna) reunite to reflect back on the season, and Rozlyn returns to share her side of one of the series' biggest scandals.
The first half-hour is pretty much all filler footage. Let's relive the most dramatic moments of the season viewers have seen too many times already! Aw, look at past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants hanging out in Vegas together and giving back to the less fortunate (gee, I wonder if that's tied at all to the upcoming Bachelor spin-off Bachelor Pad?!).
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...
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...
Chris Harrison, The Bachelor
After a season of shocking exits and surprising choices, The Bachelor is down to its final two women: Vienna, the 23-year-old who butted heads with the rest of the women, and Tenley, the 25-year-old divorced girl-next-door. Although Ali made a plea to win back Jake after she chose to leave the show for her job, Jake made it clear he had moved on. So will Ali become the next star of The Bachelorette and was the fact that Gia was unable to tell Jake she was in love with him the reason for being sent home from St. Lucia? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
TVGuide.com: Were you shocked that Jake told Ali not to come back?
Chris Harrison: I was. I didn't think he would have it in him to do that. I know that he was falling in love with her and I know it crushed him. I was proud of the fact that he stood up and was like, "No, you made the choice to leave and these other women haven't. I'm also falling for them and I've moved on and you need to do so as well."
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, Jake takes Gia, Tenley and Vienna on a romantic getaway to St. Lucia and a heart-broken Ali asks for a second chance.
Up until Ali's shocking decision to leave the show (and Jake) to save her job, it seemed Gia was most likely on the chopping block and on this, the night's first date; she'll have to really prove why she belongs to stay.
Xue Shen, Hongbo Zhao
The team of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo go for China's first-ever gold medal in the pairs figure skating final tonight, having won the bronze in two previous Olympics. While their toughest competition should come from German and Russian pairs, a couple of up-and-coming U.S. pairs could be interesting. Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, together for only 18 months, surprised many by winning the U.S. Nationals last month, while Barrett's girlfriend, Amanda Evora, with partner Mark Ladwig, took second and the other Olympic berth. Also on the ice, the U.S. goes for its third straight gold in speedskating's 500m, with Tucker Fredericks a long shot to follow Casey FitzRandolph (2002) and Joey Cheek (2006) to the top of the podium. Seth Wescott, the 2006 winner in the inaugural snowboard cross, is back to try for his second straight gold. Daytime events feature what looks to be America's best-ever cross-country team, featuring World Championship silver medalist Kikkan Randall in the women's 10km.
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