Jon Dalton sues Danny Bonaduce, Fox Reality Channel, producers, venue

If you imagined that the DA’s decision to not prosecute Danny Bonaduce meant the end of the saga that begn with his on-stage encounter with Jonny Fairplay, think again: Jon “Jonny Fairplay” Dalton has decided to sue Bonaduce.

He’s also decided to sue the Fox Reality Channel, which sponsored the award ceremony; the production company, Natural 9 Entertainment; and the venue at which this took place, Boulevard3. “Instead of immediately calling an ambulance to care for [Fairplay] or taking other action, the defendants — the television channel, the producers and the owner of the venue hosting the event — did nothing,” his lawsuit claims. TMZ has the full document [PDF], and says that Dalton is claiming “battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and negligent supervision.”

The lawsuit reads like great fiction, or at least a version of reality written by a soulless lawyer. It explains Fairplay’s behavior like this: “Mr. Dalton, in an effort to minimize the akwardness of Mr. Bonaduce’s unscripted interruption and unprovoked insults, playfully jumped into Mr. Bonaduce’s arms.”

Aw, poor baby; all he wanted was some love and instead he got his face smashed. The lawsuit does not mention the face humping or Dalton’s drunkenness. But as a result of both, he now wants monetary damages, asks for his expenses to be paid, and wants to be compensated for his earnings.

Jonny Says It’s Not Fair, Sues Bonaduce [TMZ]

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.