Ty Pennington is know as more than just the Extreme Makeover dude now. He was arrested for a DUI.

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Ty Pennington has spoken out about his May 5 arrest for alleged drunk driving.

"I made a really bad error in judgment," the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host, 42, tells Entertainment Tonight.

"It made me realize how important every decision you make in your life is because it affects everyone, not just yourself."

Unlike Busta Rhymes, it looks like Ty had more than one shot of Hennessy.

At the time of his arrest in the Marina Del Rey section of L.A., Pennington's blood-alcohol level was .14 percent - well above the state's legal limit of .08 percent.

He was charged on May 8 with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.

If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.

"I realized if you make a mistake, I think you ought to step up and admit that you did," Pennington said. "I'm just that kind of a person. If you do something that you know you shouldn't have, stand up and accept it."

Pennington immediately apologized and owned up to his actions.

"It could jeopardize everything, including my job, which to me, is the greatest job in the world. I would never want to jeopardize that. I get to do something that a lot of people never get to do in their lifetime and actually get to make a difference in people's lives."

Asked what he might have done differently that fateful day, he says (with a bit of wisdom Paris Hilton might take to heart):

"Probably take a cab. But if we could hit rewind in our life, I think we would do a bunch of things differently. But you can't do that. All you can do is accept what's happened and learn from it."

In happier Extreme Makeover: Home Edition news, designer Ed Sanders is the new father of triplets, our celebrity gossip spies have confirmed.

Ed Sanders' wife, Gioia, a magazine and fashion-show make-up artist, gave birth to three healthy daughters on May 5 in Los Angeles: Scarlette, who weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz.; Azure, 3 lbs., 15 oz; and Lucia, 4 lbs., 2 oz.

The couple also have a son, Max, who will turn 5 in June. The three new editions tie them with Brangelina with four kids. Yikes.

The London-born Sanders, 32, who moved to the U.S. in 2004 to try his luck in American TV, confirmed his wife was expecting the three girls on his blog in January, saying they were due in mid-June.

"To say we are excited but nervous is an understatement," he wrote May 1.

He wrote in March that Max had been hoping for a little brother to play with, but soon came around, saying, "I am very happy to be having three sisters."

In addition to his new family members, Sanders has a new job: He's the host of ABC's National Bingo Night, which premieres Friday at 9 p.m.

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Ty Pennington, the wacky and hunky host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," apologized to fans and co-workers Monday after he was arrested for drunken driving.

"I made an error in judgment," the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host said in a statement released through his publicist, Stan Rosenfield.

"We all make mistakes, however, this is about accountability. Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving."

"I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone," the reality TV star said.

Ty Pennington was arrested on a misdemeanor charge shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday by the Police Department's West Traffic Division, according to inmate information posted on the county Sheriff's Department Web site.

Pennington, whose DUI arrest follows that of Eve, Busta Rhymes, Nicole Richie, George Michael and countless others of late, was released two hours later after posting $5,000 bail.

He is due back in court June 4, according to the Web site.

"This was my wake-up call," Pennington said.

Britney Spears' was when she went to rehab. The third time.

Pennington continued: "I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused."

Police officials said Monday they had no further information. No other info has been reported regarding the Chris Albrecht situation either.

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Sitting at home and watching the likes of Eve and Busta Rhymes get all this publicity for their DUI arrests, the other D-list stars out there have to be thinking, "What about me?!"

Guess it's no surprise that the super-uncool "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star, Ty Pennington, was arrested early Saturday morning in Los Angeles on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs while driving.

The extremely annoying carpenter, a poor man's (straight) Ryan Seacrest who got his start on the TLC hit "Trading Spaces," was arrested at 12:35 AM. He was released two hours later after posting $5,000 bail.

The Ty Pennington arrest news follows that of Chris Albrecht, the HBO chairman busted on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend over the weekend.

Chris Albrecht was in Las Vegas for HBO's broadcast of the much-anticipated championship boxing match in which Floyd Mayweather, Jr., defeated Oscar De La Hoya.

That was unexpected enough - even more so than the Rich Eisen-Alycia Lane-Suzy Shuster drama from last week. Nut the Ty Pennington situation shook our staff to its core.

At our daily staff meeting, the chairman and executive editor of our celebrity gossip department assessed the Pennington arrest with the following quote:

"You can't help families move into new homes when wasted. I expect more from Ty."

No doubt millions of American families feel the same way.

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