Ty has two art degrees (and other things you didn’t know about Ty).

Ty has two art degrees (and other things you didn’t know about Ty).
Ty Pennington, one of the two on-camera Trading Spaces carpenters, is often dismissed as the pretty boy/comic relief/jackass. But did you know that he has “painted sets for the film ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ done print and TV modeling for clients including J. Crew, Diet Coke and Levi’s,” “played college soccer and loves to skateboard and surf, and [is] a guitarist who recently cut a demo CD with a friend titled ‘Thick and Vainy'”? Well, now you do, thanks to a Knight Ridder profile of him. The profile also discusses his work ethic and reveals he “holds degrees from the Art Institute of Atlanta and the Atlanta College of Art for Painting and Sculpture.”
+ also: the March 22 episode’s reveal will extend into the credit’s because the homeowner’s “tirade” lasted so long.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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