landlord says Ty took credit for home improvements he didn’t make.

landlord says Ty took credit for home improvements he didn’t make.
Ty Pennington, late of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and also known for his work on Trading Spaces, is a fraud, at least according to his former LA landlord. S. Scott Mayers tells the New York Observer that Ty is taking credit for changes he, the landlord, made to the place Ty used to rent; both In Touch magazine and Ty’s new book Ty’s Tricks picture Ty in the place, attributing the work to him. Mayers says, “He’s damaged my reputation.” Ty says he didn’t build the house, but “I came in and did my thing.” His landlord disagrees: “That’s a total lie. He did nothing.” Why is Mayers angry? “Scott’s pissed because I fucking moved out,” Ty says. He also says he got permission to feature the place in photo shoots: “I was like, ‘Dude, I’m gonna fix up your place and put it in magazines. This is what I do. I’m gonna make your fucking little shack here look fucking awesome!'”

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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