Tidbits: "Bachelorette" Cast Reveals Ed’s "Shady" Side

Cast waits until after show to dish on Ed's sleaze factor

By Ree Hines
|  Thursday, Aug 13, 2009  |  Updated 8:05 AM PDT
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Jillian Harris continues to stand by her made-for-TV fiancé Ed Swiderski, even as criticism of his character mounts.

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While Jillian Harris continues to stand by her made-for-TV fiancé Ed Swiderski, new details have emerged about the accused “Bachelorette” bad guy. But this time, the tough talk isn’t coming from those alleged other women in Swiderski’s life. No, it’s straight from the cast of eligible singles Harris left behind.

“Dave (Good) and I both remember Ed saying he had a girlfriend,” former contestant Wes Hayden told Us magazine. “But we are not the kind who are going to run our mouths.”

Not until now, that is. Maybe Hayden was just reluctant to gab about it while the cameras were rolling. After all, he knows what it’s like to be suspected of extra-curricular dating, thanks to on-air finger-pointer Jake Pavelka.

Hayden’s not the only former rose-holder who thinks the time is ripe for sharing Swiderski stories. Even Reid Rosenthal, whom Harris inexplicably dumped in favor of her unfortunate final two, now admits Swiderski seemed like trouble and that his fellow castmates “didn’t care to hang out with him.”

It’s an opinion shared by fellow Harris reject Michael Stagliano. “There was definitely something, I can’t put my finger on it, where I did think, I’m not going to be best friends with this guy,” Stagliano said. “Ed’s a shady character.”

Panettiere blames romantic woes on us
If “Heroes” hottie Hayden Panettiere can’t make a romance work, we’re all to blame. Well, that’s what the 19-year-old actress seems to believe.

“It’s very, very difficult and people have no idea what they do to people’s relationships,” Panettiere told Company magazine. “They destroy them. The paparazzi and the public. The public wants to read about your personal life, and the paparazzi give it to them by nosing into your personal life and saying things that are just not true and horrible.” 

Mo' money, mo' problems
Regardless of how much money he has, actor and “Twitter king” Ashton Kutcher never feels secure enough to spend it.

“You never know what happens in this business,” Kutcher said in a quote posted to Showbiz Spy. “What we do for a living is nonsense. It’s entertainment. I still haven’t bought myself anything special with my earnings … Actually, I haven’t spent anything. I’ve kept it all.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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