ding dong, Jerri is gone. Yes, variations on this headline are all the rage today, but it’s too funny/appropriate to not use it. Last night, after winning the reward challenge–a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with Colby–Jerri got stabbed in the back by her tribe (except, of course, the ever loyal Amber), giving many… continue reading
Archives for March 2001
Bands on the Run debuts Sunday. Four bands will begin their quest for $50,000 and a music video this Sunday on VH1’s 10 p.m. ET premiere of Bands on the Run. What the media is saying: “Everything Temptation Island promised and didn’t deliver.” “the bands “take any opportunity they can get to smear luncheon meat… continue reading
Colby found “passed out, in a large puddle of his own vomit” in 1999. The Smoking Gun has posted an incident report from 1999, when a police officer found Colby face down in a parking lot and detained him for “public intoxication.” The report identifies the “victim” as the state of Texas, which may explain… continue reading
Ytossie and Taheed sue, saying FOX and Rocket Science knew about their kid and told them to lie. The couple that was unceremoniously booted from Temptation Island after it was (now allegedly) discovered that they had a child together have sued CBS and the show’s producer, Rocket Science Laboratories, claiming “malice, oppression and fraud.” According… continue reading
Mark Burnett: “we’ve got something totally different coming.” Mark “don’t believe anything I say” Burnett told the Orlando Sentinel that the next six weeks of Survivor 2 will include “something totally different.” He also defends his show, saying that “[t]he public can get worn out by anything.” But, he said, “At least we have fresh… continue reading
was Boot Camp “a scream” or a Survivor “ripoff”? Critical reaction to last night’s Boot Camp premiere is mixed. Depending upon who you ask, the show was “a scream”, “a lackluster reality wannabe”, or “a total ripoff of Survivor.”
site closes, reopens after fake cease and desist order. A supposed cease and desist order from CBS sent to the ISP of votedoff.virtualave.net, an unofficial Survivor 2 message board. But it turns out that it may have been just a hoax, a fake cease-and-desist order sent to the ISP. The board has found a new… continue reading
Boot Camp debuts tonight. Starting tonight, 16 recruits will compete for $500,000 in FOX’s Boot Camp, debuting tonight at 9 ET. Details and reports on the show: FOX’s loud, Flash-heavy site. “meet Boot Camp’s drill instructors.” a report from the town where it was filmed. show’s rules alter strategy. the BBC reports on the show.
who will win? I know! I know! (warning: links contain alleged spoilers.) The finale of Survivor 2 may be about a month away, but people are already attempting to predict the winner; guesses range from the academic to the completely lame. A Yale professor has applied his expertise–“business strategy, decision analysis and game theory”–to the… continue reading
Arnold Shapiro and Endemol will produce US Big Brother 2. Scared Straight producer Arnold Shapiro is definitely on board for CBS’ Big Brother 2. He’ll serve as executive producer. + also: CBS “declined to comment” about Julie Chen’s future participation.
site publishes photos of new Australian Big Brother house. Kathryn Lucas has published six photos of the new Big Brother house in Australia; it’s under construction for a future production.
Australia’s defence minister questions $300,000 spent to fly Survivor contestants. The RAAF spent nearly $300K flying the Survivor 2 cast to the drop-off point in a Caribou transport plane, and the country’s defence minister, Peter Reith, wants to know why the costs weren’t recovered fully from the producers of the show.
final five picture? or not? SurvivorNews.net examines a brief scene from the previous episode wrap-up part of episode seven. It shows five blurry people leaving tribal council. The final five? Kucha leaving the tribal council they had for Mike (but which didn’t make it on the air)? We may never know.
Bands on the Run is “a raucous, sometimes raunchy race for notoriety.” The AP’s Chelsea J. Carter looks at Bands on the Run, and talks to some of the shows participants. Four bands compete for $50,000 and a music video as they travel to various venues, performing and promoting themselves using a $20 a day… continue reading
UPN’s Chains of Love is “the most bizarre and captivating reality series in TV history.” Chains of Love, which debuts April 17 on UPN, has earned the praise of Entertainment Weekly, which it says “brings bondage to prime time.”
book-based Worst Case Scenario coming to TBS.A reality TV show based upon the book The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook has been ordered by TBS; Survivor co-producer Craig Piligian is developing the series. No word on an airdate for the 22 hour-long episodes.
contestants will vote each other out of next Big Brother; audience will select the winner. Seemingly in response to suggestions from those who suffered through last year’s Big Brother, or maybe just the result of common sense, the next season of the CBS show will find the cast members voting each other out of the… continue reading
Eden’s Crush’s single “is the top entry on SoundScan’s singles chart this week.” Inside.com reports that while other pop acts are sinking–O-Town’s debut album is at number 60–the Popstars group Eden’s Crush saw their first single, “Get Over Yourself”, land at number one on the single’s chart this week.
UK’s Chained includes “a blend” of the sexes and sexual orientations.Channel 4’s E4 is debuting Chained, Endemol’s UK version of Chains of Love, which debuts in the US later this month. In Britain, the contestants will be more diverse: there will be a group consisting of women and one guy, another with six lesbians, and… continue reading
memo to Mark Burnett: “[junk] the two-tribe format.” Mediaweek’s Hank Kim writes to Mark Burnett, praising his baby Survivor but also pointing out its (maybe fatal) “structural flaw.” His suggestion: getting rid of the two-tribe format and letting all 16 contestants battle it out from the very beginning.Australia