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.

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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