Kathy Ireland concealed DWTS injury because she didn’t want “sympathy votes”

Kathy Ireland was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars in its second week, but has only now revealed that she needs knee surgery. That’s surprising considering how much the ABC series revels in injury porn.

On Friday, she wrote, over two tweets, “the truth is… after my little spin on DWTS am going 2 have knee surgery. Did not want people 2 know” “during voting process becuz sympathy votes & drama not my thing. Have not told many in my family.”

The revelation was prompted by an unnamed tabloid’s forthcoming story about her injury. Before revealing the injury, Kathy wrote, “Seeking advice from you…learned a tabloid is planning story on my DWTS experience. Do I ignore or bore you here with details b4 it runs?”

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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