Lex says error revealed backstage “immediately cast a shadow over everything.”

Lex says error revealed backstage before the live finale “immediately cast a shadow over everything.”
Right before the Survivor Africa jury and finalists gathered on stage for the final reveal, they were watching the episode, and that’s when Lex says Lindsay revealed to everyone that Lex’s answer was also correct–she, too, had no piercings. He says executive producer Mark Burnett and host Jeff Probst “were immediately sick about it,” and says it “wasn’t my style” to go on the live show and make a scene.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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