Tom DeLay drops out, but DWTS still sends Debi Mazar home to not appear on Entourage

Tom DeLay would have been safe in the competition, but as expected, he dropped out of Dancing with the Stars 9 because of his injuries.

Tom Bergeron said that “in the interest of fairness,” viewer votes were kept and the show eliminated Debi Mazar. Now she can go back to not actually ever being on the show she allegedly stars on, HBO’s Entourage, which I can’t stop watching even thought it’s increasingly terrible and misogynistic and stupid, but I digress.

Tom DeLay said he left because his injuries meant “you can’t practice, but if you can’t practice, you make a fool out of yourself out here, and I don’t want to do that to Cheryl.”

The big question is whether or not this helped Tom DeLay’s image or not. I wavered between finding him oddly, amusingly human and even more insufferable.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.