Colton receives a 2011 Survivor letter from Caleb

Survivor's Colton Cumbie and Caleb Bankston

Someone who worked in Survivor casting sent Colton Cumbie a letter from his first season on the show: it was a note from his fiance, Caleb Bankston, who died this summer. Caleb wrote to Colton in 2011, during production of Survivor One World, two years before Caleb and Colton would be on Survivor Blood vs. Water together. It was held by … keep reading ▶

Top Chef’s literary sausage party

Padma Lakshmi and Rob Gronkowski on Top Chef

As one of the two remaining female chefs observed, Top Chef Boston has turned into somewhat of a sausage party, so to celebrate, the producers had the chefs literally make sausage. Then the producers had them turn literature into food. It was a fun episode. Size matters New England Patriots' tight end (heh) Rob Gronkowski was the guest judge … keep reading ▶

An exceptional end for Survivor San Juan Del Sur

Survivor winner Natalie Anderson and her sister Nadiya

Natalie! An Amazing Race Twinnie nearly single-handedly rescued Survivor San Juan Del Sur, creating a wonderfully symmetrical arc by winning after her sister was voted out first. For that reason and so many more, Natalie Anderson is a satisfying winner who, incredibly, got there via the path of most resistance, creating a thrilling finale for a … keep reading ▶