Tidbits: Ex claims Jake tried to rig ‘Bachelor’

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    The Bachelor
    Jake Pavelka grew up in Denton, Texas and attended University of North Texas and Embry Engineering University for Aerospace Science.

    Just days after his “Dancing With the Stars” debut, pilot Jake Pavelka stands accused of attempting to rig his last reality TV competition.

    According to ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas, Pavelka accepted the role as leading man on the “The Bachelor” because he was desperate for fame, flat broke and hopeful that he could pull a fast one over on the show’s producers.

    “(Jake) told me, ‘I know a way I can get out of this financial burden — I could be ‘The Bachelor,’ ” Douglas revealed in interview with Life & Style. “‘Maybe I can persuade the producers to let you be on the show and be one of the 25 contestants, and then it’s rigged for me the whole time, and in the end we can still be together and have the money.’ ”

    Douglas went on to claim that Pavelka professed his feelings for her both before his “Bachelor” stint and after he proposed to Vienna Girardi on the show’s finale, proving his feelings for the final rose holder aren’t exactly what they appear to be.

    “Vienna is being lied to,” Douglas told the magazine. “The person Jake is on TV is a different person than when he was with me.”

    Not that Douglas is convinced she’s still the object of Pavelka’s affections, either, as she added, “I don't think he has any idea what he wants except to be on TV.”

    Rep insists Bieber never slammed Mariah
    Fast-spreading reports of bad behavior from teen singing star Justin Bieber are false, according to Bieber’s representative.

    GossipCop.com spoke to the 16-year-old’s PR mouthpiece and learned that a report from The Sun, which claimed the tiny music titan slammed diva Mariah Carey, was “totally off the mark.”

    Bieber’s alleged offense came when he was asked if he’d ever collaborate with Carey, to which he was said to reply, “I don’t love her new music; it’s not the same. It’s like Michael Jordan coming back out to play in the NBA. She is past her best.”

    While that level of smack talk might have launched one of music’s oddest feuds, Bieber’s rep assured GossipCop.com, “No such comment was ever uttered.”

     

    Dish on the fly
    Video captured at a Lady Gaga concert in New Zealand earlier this month appeared to show the singer on the verge of collapse, but in an interview with Australia’s 2Day FM, Gaga explained that the incident was even worse than it looked. “I passed out about three times on stage that night but I got myself to the floor,” she said before melodramatically adding, “I'd rather die on stage than walk off the stage because I was going to pass out. I said, ‘Lay down and sing those lyrics, you little b--ch,’ … It’s never happened to me before, I was just really tired.” … When “View” host Whoopi Goldberg offered Giulianna Rancic some unsolicited weight-gain advice after the reality star revealed she’s had difficulty conceiving, Rancic took it in stride — the first time. "When she brought it up the day (I was there), fine, I get it, she's entitled to her own opinion," Rancic explained to E! Online. What really bothered the “Giulianna & Bill” star was Goldberg’s repeated advice the day after her appearance. “I wasn't there, and she was at the roundtable with all the women, and she was like, ‘It’s not like she’s an actress; she’s on the red carpet, so she should gain the weight.’ Because I’m a reporter, I’m held to a different standard than an actress? It’s almost like she puts actresses on a pedestal.”

    Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/ReeHines.