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TV Bulletin Board (Tues., March 2) -- Dallas flyboy goes from kiss 'n' tell to hoof 'n' puff

Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka decided to board Vienna Girardi on Bachelor finale. That left both Pavelka and runnerup Tenley Molzahn in tears. Pavelka now segues to Dancing with the Stars. ABC photo

Another cringe-worthy, nausea-inducing edition of ABC's The Bachelor climaxed Monday with studly Dallas pilot Jake Pavelka proposing marriage to scandal-tinged Vienna Girardi, who immediately accepted.

Pavelka then did what any self-respecting Bachelor-ite does these days -- agree to be a contestant on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, which returns on March 22nd with its 10th edition.

The latest batch of celebrity hoofers was announced during The Bachelor, with former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and Bachelor/Dancing alum Melissa Rycroft joining host Tom Bergeron for the festivities.

Rycroft, famously jilted on an earlier installment of The Bachelor, finished third on last spring's eighth Dancing. She then was named a correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America.

Rycroft's appearance with Bergeron fueled speculation that she'll be replacing Samantha Harris as the show's co-host. Harris announced she's leaving the show to devote more time to her co-hosting duties on The Insider, a syndicated rag mag that makes even Entertainment Tonight seem like the Encyclopedia Brittanica. ABC hasn't officially anointed Rycroft yet.

Back briefly to The Bachelor, where Pavelka handed Girardi the show's final rose while stationed high atop Jade Mountain in picture-perfect St. Lucia.

He earlier lowered the bloom on a seeming Tess Trueheart named Tenley Molzahn. His parents and siblings unanimously had sided with Molzahn and found Girardi to be snippy and vacuous. But Pavelka in the end settled on the woman whom US Weekly recently lionized in a "Vienna's Double Life" cover story that included dish on "Dirty dancing in bars for tips" and "A secret celebrity fling," etc. To be fair, Molzahn also got an after-thought mention in a "What Tenley's Hiding" blip at the bottom of the cover.

Pavelka told Bergeron Monday night that his fiancee is "on board 150 percent" with the idea of his teaming up with a sculpted, oft-scantily clad pro dance partner. Specifically, that'll be Chelsie Hightower, who will be returning for her third go-around on Dancing.

Here are the 10 other celebrities and their pro partners:

***Reality show star Kate Gosselin, recently of TLC's stormy Jon & Kate Plus 8 (with pro partner Tony Dovolani

***Recently crowned Olympic men's figure skating champion Evan Lysacek (with Anna Trebunskaya)

***Loquacious Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco (with Cheryl Burke)

***Aging, oft-married sexpot Pamela Anderson (with Damian Whitewood)

***Former Beverly Hills, 90210 bad girl Shannen Doherty (with Mark Ballas)

***Ex-moon lander Buzz Aldrin (with Ashly Costa)

***Scandal-prone ESPN host Erin Andrews (with Maksim Chmerkovskiy)

***Comedian/actor/host Niecy Nash (with Louis Van Amstel)

***Soap star Aiden Turner (with Edyta Sliwinska)

*** Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger (with Derek Hough)