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Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka get ugly -- and he gets a new TV gig

July 6, 2010 |  1:21 pm

Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka That wasn't a lingering Roman candle exploding Monday night on ABC -- it was Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi going at it on national television in an interview that aired during an episode of "The Bachelorette."

Discussing their big breakup with host Chris Harrison, the two addressed fun issues like fame-seeking, betrayal, loneliness and lies. Ain't love grand?

"I'm so mad at you. I'm so disgusted with you. You sold me out to a magazine," Pavelka told Girardi.

"I've tried to give him the ring back twice," Girardi said in defense of herself. "It was a breakup, and I was leaving." 

Not so fast! He used to love her!

"She was, at that point, supportive and loving and very trustworthy," Pavelka said of their brief engagement, "and witty and interesting and entertaining."

We dare say she still is entertaining, at least in a prime-time, near-tears capacity. And Pavelka will be returning to the small screen, it was announced Tuesday, to appear on a "Bachelor" spin-off series, "Bachelor Pad." 

Harrison told "Entertainment Tonight" that Pavelka will stop by a mansion packed with 19 of the most memorable players from seasons past.

To witness every detail of the present ugliness between Pavelka and Girardi, click here for the full episode of "The Bachelorette." Never fear if you want to see only their interview -- it's in the fourth segment of the show, and you can click ahead to that dot in the episode's time line.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi at the April premiere of "The Back-up Plan." Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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