Mark Burnett says he wasn’t “thrilled” about Richard’s unexpected nudity.

Mark Burnett says he wasn’t “thrilled” about Richard’s unexpected nudity.
Mark Burnett tells the AP that Richard Hatch’s naked ass on Survivor All-Stars wasn’t planned or amusing: “How could I be thrilled to look at that every day? I wasn’t thrilled.” He also lies, I mean, says, “Didn’t hope, didn’t care. You know, but it happened. I don’t have expectations. I just know, this game of social psychology makes itself.” Of course, if that were true, the editing bay wouldn’t be overusing the blurry spot. Burnett, master of metaphors, compares his role in the show to that of a chef: “It’s like a cake. You put the ingredients. You put it in the oven, turn it to 350 or whatever and it cooks.” Richard, by the way, is being sought by a Michigan town for being “in violation of the township’s blight law,” according to the Herald-Palladium. That’s not for baring his nipples during the family hour, but because there’s a burned-out house on property he owns there.

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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