Ashley Hebert didn’t graduate from dental school

The Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert is a dentist, according to her ABC bio, and People magazine called her a “University of Pennsylvania dental school graduate.” But the Philadelphia Daily News reports that she did not graduate from dental school and thus is not yet actually a dentist.

Citing vague “sources,” the paper says she “did not graduate Penn Dental School May 16 as had been expected. Hebert was listed in the program but did not attend the ceremony, nor has she actually completed her studies.”

However, a University of Pennsylvania spokesperson wouldn’t confirm or deny that Ashley had not graduated. And you don’t actually have to attend graduation to graduate, of course.

Ashley told the Portland Press Herald that despite being on two reality shows in one year, “I don’t think I would be a good entertainer. I plan to go straight into dentistry.”

Update: On Jimmy Kimmel Monday, Ashley said, “Technically, I graduated last week,” but quickly added that she hasn’t really finished her education: “I have to make up for the time I lost. I’m going to be there throughouth the summer, making up credits and stuff.”

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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