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‘Bar Rescue’ Host & Production Company Hit With Assault & Battery Lawsuit: Video

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 4:46pm PDT

DJP LEGAL BADGEReality shows are accused all the time of being fake, but an assault and battery complaint filed today against Spike TV’s Bar Rescue might have gotten a bit too real for all concerned. A Vegas doctor is alleging that he was set up by the production company to hit on host Jon Taffer’s wife and then attacked by the bar and nightlife expert for doing so. In the 4-claim jury barrescue__140321175026-275x206trial filing (read it here) today in LA Superior Court, Dr. Paul Wilkes is seeking general, actual and punitive damages as well as medical and legal expenses, pain and suffering and “other and further relief as the Court many deem just and proper” from the February 11, 2013, incident. The doctor is suing Taffer; his wife Nicole, who also is on the show; and Bongo LLC, a limited liability company of producer 3 Ball Productions. Wilkes, who is part owner of the Sin City bar that used to be known as the Sand Dollar, “has suffered and continues to suffer severe emotional distress which results in physical manifestations including but not limited to migraine headaches, nausea, vomiting, night terrors, crying spells, severe depression and anxiety attacks,” says the filing of the on-camera dust-up that saw Taffer punch the doctor in the jaw, among other things. Portions of the incident were seen on the show’s July 7 Season 3 broadcast entitled “Don’t Mess With Taffer’s Wife” (watch a clip from the episode below).

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Ty Pennington Joins Upcoming ABC Daytime Show ‘The Revolution’ As Co-Host

Nellie Andreeva

Ty Penningtom had been looking to do a daytime talk show and developed a daytime format last year. Now the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host has joined ABC’s upcoming daytime show The Revolution, which will replace soap One Life To Live in January. On the show, which explores health and lifestyle transformations, Pennington will serve as co-host alongside Tim Gunn and Harley Pasternak. 3 Ball Prods. is producing.

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Spike TV Renews ‘Bar Rescue’ For Season 2

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 5:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Spike TV has picked up unscripted series Bar Rescue for a second season with a 10-episode order. The series has grown in the ratings from its July premiere, which drew 742,000 viewers. This past Sunday’s telecast hit a series high of 1.3 million viewers. Production on Season 2 begins next winter for a summer 2012 premiere. Hosted by Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue helps failing night clubs get back on track. 3 Ball Prods./Eyeworks USA is producing.

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