Mark Ballas’ erection ignored by Tom Bergeron

This week, Tom Bergeron shielded and fixed Lil’ Kim’s exposed nipple guard. Yes, he jumped in front of her because a small part of her pastie, not a nipple, was showing, as that would have shattered small children’s eyes. But two weeks ago, both Tom and the media totally ignored a much more prominent appearance by a body part: an apparent erection in Mark Ballas’ little red shorts.

For their Lindy Hop, Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas were dressed in red gym clothes, and Mark was wearing tiny red shorts. After being judged, Tom Bergeron told them to head back for their scores, and as they turn, something’s visible.

B-Side Blog has the screenshot of the boner, which intitially appeared on Fail Blog, and B-Side notes we should “not overlook this blatant erection.”

But it is kind of easy to overlook, as you can see below, and thus Tom Bergeron may be forgiven for not leaping in front of Mark’s shorts. Here’s the video (which starts, thanks to an anonymous tipster, at the right time. Technology!). It’s quick and thus slightly less apparent than in the photo, but definitely makes an appearance.

Boner on ‘Dancing With The Stars!’ [B-Side Blog]
Shawn & Mark Lindy Hop DWTS [YouTube]

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.

about the writer

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.