TV Guide unveils new format

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- TV Guide magazine Tuesday unveiled its new format as a full-color, full-sized publication. The cover of the Oct. 17 issue features Ty Pennington of "Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition."

Sears' unveils non-Martha home goods

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Chicago-based Sears' new line of bathroom, bedroom and kitchen products does not carry the Martha Stewart name but that of handyman Ty Pennington.

Ty Pennington recovers from appendectomy

ATLANTA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star Ty Pennington was recovering at his Atlanta home Wednesday from an emergency appendectomy.

'Trading Spaces' star gets own NBC show

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- "Trading Spaces" star Vern Yip may be getting his own home makeover show on NBC, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Actor Eddie Izzard, star of the one-man comedy show "Dress to Kill," recently schooled reporters in the delicate art of cross-dressing.
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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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