Tom arrested in 1979 for “public drunkenness”; tabloid says he was “trashing” a gay bar.

Tom arrested in 1979 for “public drunkenness”; tabloid says he was “trashing” a gay bar.
Tom was arrested in 1979 at age 23 for “public drunkenness,” according to documents published by The Smoking Gun. The sentence was suspended after Tom pleaded guilty. According to The Star tabloid, there’s more to the story; it reports that football player Tom and his friends were arrested after they “busted up a gay bar,” “bursting in” and “trashing the place.” Tom’s father tells The Star, “The guys didn’t beat anybody up. They just ran them all out.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.