Mark Burnett: “never believe a word I say.”

Mark Burnett: “never believe a word I say.”
At the Museum of Television and Radio, Survivor‘s creator, host and first winner had some interesting things to say about the show. Besides telling us to not trust him, Mark Burnett admits he thought Colby’s flag was ridiculous as a luxury item–until the tribe used it as shelter. He also says that he learned what to use the Tribal Council setting for during the second season. And Rich says that he “thought [he] was going to puke” the first time he heard phrases like “the tribe has spoken.”

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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