Mary Delgado arrested for battering Byron Velvick

Hours after she appeared on The Bachelor 11 reunion, Mary Delgado was arrested in Tampa.

The Pinellas County Sherrif’s Office report says Maribel Liliana Delgado was booked for “battery – strike or touch,” a misdemeanor, at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday. She was released that afternoon. Her mug shot isn’t very flattering.

The Bachelor 6 winner is engaged to Byron Velvick, and said on the reunion that they planned to get married this month; they are one of the show’s only two surviving couples.

Update: The victim of the assault was her fiance, Bachelor 6 star Byron Velvick. According to the “arrest affidavit, Delgado punched her fiancé … and cut his upper lip, causing it to bleed. The report states alcohol was a factor. The report states Delgado admitted to hitting Velvick,” according to Tampa’s ABC affiliate.

Subject Charge Report [Pinellas County Sherrif’s Office]
Former Bachelor contestant Mary Delgado arrested [WFTS]

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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