Gina’s out and Maraamu’s down to three before next week’s merge.

Gina’s out and Maraamu’s down to three before next week’s merge.
Maraamu has the smallest pre-merge tribe ever, with just three players left after Gina was voted off the island last night on Survivor Marquesas. Maraamu won the reward challenge but after a testosterone battle between Rob and John, Rotu won immunity sending Maraamu back to tribal council again. Also, according to the preview, the tribes will merge to one next week, negating rumors that there will be three tribes this time.
+ also: Gina resigned as teacher because of harassment; refused to sign agreement non-disclosure agreement about incident.

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Verlox from The Quest

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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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