Stacey says Mark Burnett told the jury “Rich played the game better.”

Stacey says Mark Burnett told the jury “Rich played the game better.”
As reports, Dateline NBC included a segment last night about Stacey Stillman’s lawsuit. In the story, her first prime-time interview since filing the suit, she says that Mark Burnett told the Survivor 1 jury that “Rich played the game better”–a new allegation of manipulation. The story also details the contract the cast members had to sign, which includes clauses saying the producer can replace contestants at any time, and can portray them fictionally on TV. Jeff Varner is among Burnett’s defenders during the segment.

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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