Russell Hantz says it’s “100% false” that he leaked Survivor spoilers

Russell Hantz has again denied being the person who leaked Survivor Samoa and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains spoilers to Jim Early, aka missyae, saying my report is “100% false” despite evidence to the contrary. That evidence includes e-mail messages he sent to Early.

Earlier, Russell posted a denial on Facebook, but later deleted it or made it inaccessible to the public.

In an interview with USA TODAY yesterday, Russell said, “I’m not sure if I’m supposed to comment on this or not, but it is 100% false.” He suggested he’s been unfairly scapegoated because of his behavior on the show: “I am the villain, and its unfair that people perceive me that way, and they throw out things that’s not fair to me or my family, and I guess I got to deal with it.”

Update: Here’s video of Russell saying basically the same thing on CBS’ Early Show.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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