Here’s a shameless plug for primetime TV fan traffic… He’s delivering ABC its best Bachelor ratings in recent years. Tonight is the finale, and I’ve just learned that airline pilot Jake Pavelka is joining the next installment of Dancing Of The Stars later this month. Also joining from the reality world will be Kate Gosselin and, from the Olympics, gold medal winning figure skater Evan Lysacek. (No, he won’t be partnered with sore loser Evgeni Plushenko…) Also Cincinnati Bengal Chad Ochocinco, Shannen Doherty, ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews, Pussycat Doll frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, soap star Aiden Turner, comedian Niecy Nash, Pamela Anderson and Buzz Aldrin. If I wanted to lose brain cells and watch this show, it sounds like a better-than-average line-up.
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