producers of Survivor parody say they were threatened.

producers of Survivor parody film say they were threatened with legal action.
The producers of a Survivor parody film called “Wilderness Survivor: The Game” say they’ve been threatened by agents of the real CBS show. Buddy Howard and Gregory L. Corner III say they’ve received five calls telling them to “kill” the film or else there will be “legal action and possible future blackballing within the industry”; they say the calls were received after they sent copies of the film to Showtime and Comedy Central, both of which are owned by CBS’ parent company, Viacom. A CBS spokesperson “doubted whether the calls were even made,” but then said, “It sounds to me like (Howard and Corner) are infringing upon our copyrights,” the AP reports.

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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