Rupert has “spent every penny” of the $1 million he won after Survivor All-Stars.

Rupert has “spent every penny” of the $1 million he won after Survivor All-Stars.
At the end of Survivor All-Stars, the audience voted to give Rupert Boneham $1 million, and he’s already burned through it–and the $120,000 he received as prize money for that show and Survivor Pearl Islands. Of the money, he says, “Spent it all. Spent every penny of it.” Lest you think he spent it on hookers and crank, the Philadelphia Daily News’ Ellen Gray runs down his expenses. They start with a $520,000 tax payment. Next, “$110,000 [went] to a college fund for his daughter in a tax-free account,” and he also spent “about $150,000″ on his mother’s house. Rupert also gave “$100,000 for Rupert’s Kids in his hometown, Indianapolis,” and says he spent “a couple of hundred thousand for me for our new house.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

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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