Colby’s Great Barrier Reef coral theft, helicopter flight are being investigated.

Colby’s Great Barrier Reef coral theft, helicopter flight are being investigated.
Colby’s gift of coral and the helicopter flight to the reward challenge are both being investigated by The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Under investigation: “One is they flew a helicopter around sea bird rookeries … it is classified as a particularly sensitive area and the second one is the collecting of coral,” a spokesperson told News.com.au. The fine for removing coral is $110,000. Mark Burnett has apologized, EW.com reports: “On behalf of myself, production and the survivors involved, we extend our sincerest apologies for this error.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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