Willie Hantz arrested for intoxication while operating a vehicle

Big Brother 14 cast member Willie Hantz was arrested early this morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, i.e. drunk driving, in Lafayette Parish, La.

TMZ has his mugshot and reports that he “was arrested in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana at 2:07 AM for OWI — operating a vehicle while intoxicated.” The site says he “is still in custody.”

Willie was removed from the show Friday because of his violent behavior, which Sunday’s episode addressed.

Update and correction: Willie took to Twitter to defend himself, and to note that OWI means that he wasn’t actually driving at the time of his arrest. (I’ve modified the headline to reflect that.) He wrote, “For the record I was arrested for OWI. I wasn’t driving. I was sitting in the drivers seat with the car running. I know stupid.” He also added, “I didn’t run from anyone. I was just moving my car like the cops asked me to. Then they came up and arrested me.”

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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