Jake Pavelka & Vienna Girardi's TV Showdown

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi interview

Jake and Vienna's post-breakup interview gets nasty.

Last night, we flipped on TV to watch a fight and a Bachelor reunion broke out. *Ba-dum-bum*

The only winner in Monday night's verbal slug-fest between Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi was ABC. The rating-grabbing interview didn't help endear either D-lister to the public—although if we have to pick sides, we'll wave the flag for Team Vienna. It seems to be a popular choice.

PopEater is one of many sites proclaiming Vienna the victor in the ex couple's war of words, albeit by a very slight margin. Industry insiders told Rob Shuter that the interview made both parties look bad and has certainly killed any chance either one had of making it in show business. (In other words, the interview was a total success!) Vienna claims to have no interest in pursuing an entertainment career but we all know Jake wants to make it as an actor really badly. So if these insiders are correct, he's going to be one miserable bastard. And, judging from his demeanor in last night's interview, that's one role he knows how to play. Bad Relationships Are A Waste Of Time

Sure, Vienna may be an irritating crybaby (her calling Jake a "famewhore" was the ultimate pot/kettle moment), but Jake really came off as a smug, insufferable jerk. Smirking as he delivered insults like, "What guy in America would ever want to be intimate with a woman that undermines him," trying and failing to hide a kind of scary short fuse, calling Vienna "baby" (after they're broken up!?), condescending to her as if she were his employee and driving her to tears (and looking rather proud of himself for doing it) all adds up to a guy we never want to have to see or hear from again. Seriously, how many times did he have to sternly warn her not to interrupt him? Weren't they supposed to be having a conversationBad Breakup? 10 Things To Remember

Well, it's quite possible that we won't ever have to see or hear from Jake again. As a casting director told PopEater, "Jake is a joke in the business and last night's performance has confirmed it. He thinks he's going to be the next Tom Cruise, where in reality he is already the next Spencer Pratt...Any chance that he might have had of a career in show business is over. He blew it last night. Making a girl cry on national TV isn't going to get you any work in this town."

Check out the "greatest hits" video from last night's mess on page 2 and let us know if you're Team Jake, Team Vienna, or Team Who The Eff Cares?

Scoop: PopEater. Photo courtesy of ABC. Video courtesy of AOL.