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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.