Aborigine consultants say they were “underpaid” and exploited by the Survivor production.

Aborigine consultants say they were “underpaid” and exploited by the Survivor production.
(warning: the story reports on a few possible spoilers, including contestant activities/challenges.) Two consultants hired by the Survivor 2 production crew to say they were “underpaid”–given just $200 a day instead of the $2000 they expected. Members of the Warungnu tribe, they were hired to teach the contestants how to survive eating native food, but were asked to dress up in native outfits and explain their skills to the cameras instead. When they got their checks, it was far less than they expected, especially considering their expanded duties.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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