Paula arrested, charged with assault for biting her boyfriend

Real World Key West cast member Paula Ann Meronek “was charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly bit her boyfriend at least five times on the arms and hands when he reportedly refused to allow her into their home,” according to The Middletown Press.

This happened early Sunday morning in Cromwell, Conn., when Paula “allegedly bit him on the arms and hands as he blocked her entry. He pushed her off and was able to call police.” Paula was “arrested without incident,” the paper reports.

This is apparently not the same boyfriend she had on the show, as TVgasm helpfully points out for people like me who stopped watching the show before it even began. The boyfriend is not her show boyfriend Keith, but John Alyward, who shares Paula’s address. He was also “arrested because, police said, ‘he blocked her entry into what is her legal residence,'” according to the paper.

Update: An alert reader points out that John Alyward may actually be Keith. That’s because John is his first name. For evidence, here’s are photographs of the Cromwell High School Class of 2000, which includes a man named John Keith Aylward.

Real World Key West’s Paula arrested [The Middletown Press]

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.