Jeff Probst buys Gene Autry’s $5 million estate

Survivor host Jeff Probst has bought a famous house for $5 million: it’s Gene Autry’s Studio City estate. Jeff paid $5 million, a good deal since it went on the market at $6.9 million last summer.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the 3.68-acre property is a “two-story Monterey-style house of about 8,000 square feet [that] has pegged hardwood floors, a family room with a wet bar, a library/media room with vintage walnut paneling, a breakfast room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Balconies overlook the acreage, which has winding paths and flower gardens. The grounds also include a guesthouse, a swimming pool and an outdoor entertainment area with a fireplace.”

If the production gets tired of filming the show in Samoa, it sounds like they could soon use Jeff’s back yard.

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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