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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
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ABC plans 'Extreme Makeover' specials

ABC plans 'Extreme Makeover' specials

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- America's ABC television network says it will air four holiday-themed "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" specials, starting next month.

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CBS orders more 'I Get That a Lot'

CBS orders more 'I Get That a Lot'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- CBS says it has ordered two more editions of its U.S. hidden-camera special "I Get That a Lot."

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Aldean and Clarkson to perform at CMAs

Aldean and Clarkson to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will perform together at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, ABC said Monday.
Pennington headed to U.K. for special

Pennington headed to U.K. for special

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- Ty Pennington, host of the U.S. reality TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," is set to star in the special "Ty's Great British Adventure," ABC said.

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ABC star hitches ride after gas runs out

NEWPORT, Mich., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A pair of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" fans from Michigan say they gave Ty Pennington, a star of the ABC show, a ride after his vehicle ran out of gas.
Ty Pennington gets own magazine

Ty Pennington gets own magazine

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- The first 2008 issue of the new U.S. quarterly magazine Ty Pennington At Home hit newsstands Tuesday, its publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. announced.

Pennington designs Harlem playground

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Celebrity designer Ty Pennington is helping plan and build a donated playground to P.S. 72, a Harlem elementary school.

Ty Pennington plead no contest in arrest

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Ty Pennington of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Friday to a misdemeanor count stemming from his drunk driving arrest.

Ty Pennington charged in DUI arrest

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star Ty Pennington was charged Wednesday with two misdemeanor DUI counts from his weekend arrest in Los Angeles.

Ty Pennington busted for DUI

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star Ty Pennington has apologized to fans for his DUI bust in Los Angeles.

Survey: Rachael Ray is TV's 'Q' queen

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Diminutive dynamo Rachael Ray is the most likeable U.S. television host, a new survey says.
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Ty Pennington
Ty Pennington gives an interview on the site of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition after the demolition of the Slaughter family home on October 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Tygert Bruton "Ty" Pennington (born Gary Tygert Bruton on October 19, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American television host, model, philanthropist, and carpenter. He is most notable for being the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which currently airs on ABC in the US and Ty's Great British Adventure, which airs on UKTV home in the UK. Previously, Pennington was a carpenter on the TLC reality show Trading Spaces. Currently, he manufactures a line of furniture with the Howard Miller Company.

Tygert Pennington was born on October 19, 1964 as Gary Tygert Bruton, the second son of school psychologist Yvonne Bruton. Yvonne separated from Ty's father when he and his older brother Wynn were very young, and spent several years as a single parent before she eventually remarried. Her new husband adopted both boys, giving them both the Pennington name. Pennington grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, primarily in his hometown of Marietta. He was also diagnosed with ADHD when he was 17.

A self-described "Jack of all trades", Pennington learned woodworking early in life. His interest in home improvement started when he and several neighborhood kids built a three-story treehouse in their neighborhood, which Ty designed at the age of 12. From there, he began teaching himself about carpentry and home improvement. After attending Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, he attended Kennesaw State University, following which he received his undergraduate degree in graphic design from the Atlanta College of Art while working his way through school as a carpenter.

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