Reality in the Making: Ted Haggard on TLC, Colorado's Latest Bachelor Chasers, and Jesse Csincsak's Random Rescue

January 7 2011, 10:30 AM

Of course. Ted Haggard, the former pastor of New Life Church who became embroiled in a male prostitution scandal, is a shoe-in for The Learning Channel, especially now that he's returned to Colorado Springs and opened a new church that preaches openness to all people—including gays and lesbians. Ted Haggard: Scandalous will air January 16 on TLC and may lead to a reality TV series on the network, which is home to Sarah Palin's Alaska and various other reality offerings (via The Denver Post). A crew with RelativityReal visited Colorado for five days in June to film Haggard and his wife, Gayle, as they launched St. James Church. "I just heard the documentary will be on. I don't have any idea about a series," Haggard says.

Meanwhile, on the latest season of The Bachelor, two Coloradans are vying for the love of Texan Brad Womack: Denver's Sarah Powell, a real-estate broker/server at the LoDo's Bar & Grill restaurant in Highlands Ranch, and Madison McKinley of Vail, notes the Post. So far, McKinley is claiming the most attention--for her unusual vampire teeth, which she had implanted in New York after joining the Underground Vampire Club (Westword has pics).

Back in the land of humans, season four Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak inadvertently rescued a snowboarder yesterday in Vail. While snowmobiling in remote backcountry, he came across Thomas Pazerunas, who was lost, far off the trail, and tired, writes 9News. Who says fame lasts 10 minutes anymore?