Survivor Marquesas debuts tonight. Seven weeks after the conclusion of Survivor Africa, Survivor Marquesas is debuting tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Returning to an island setting, the cast will, for the first time, not be given any food, water, or rations. Additionally, previous votes will not count as tie-breakers at tribal council. Also for the… continue reading
Archives for February 2002
Howard Stern says he was offered $3,000 to visit previous Big Brothers. Saying he’d participate in a celebrity edition of Big Brother only if it was just him and Kathy Lee Gifford in the house for a month with no food (which was, presumably, Howard screwing around), Howard Stern said that CBS twice offered him… continue reading
Survivor 5 may be filmed in Peru. Survivor 5, set to begin filming in May, could possibly tape in Peru rainforest, according to a rumor published by Futurizmo.
Survivor will return to the UK. Filmed in Panama, the UK’s second edition of Survivor will debut on March 13 on ITV. Changes include only two shows a week, a one-hour episode and a 30-minute follow-up show. Also, the number of contestants has been decreased to 12 from 16, and there will be no studio… continue reading
Big Brother will return to CBS for a third season; celeb edition still planned. CBS has decided to air Big Brother 3, the third installment of its other reality TV show. “New innovations” are planned according to the network, but no word whether that includes dumping host Julie Chen. Applications are now being accepted for… continue reading
Lex says error revealed backstage before the live finale “immediately cast a shadow over everything.” Right before the Survivor Africa jury and finalists gathered on stage for the final reveal, they were watching the episode, and that’s when Lex says Lindsay revealed to everyone that Lex’s answer was also correct–she, too, had no piercings. He… continue reading
Jeff Probst on Survivor Marquesas: “from day one I was laughing.” The host of Survivor Marquesas says this installment is a lot more fun than the previous version.
UPN will repeat The Amazing Race 2. If you miss an episode of The Amazing Race 2, or just want to watch it again, you’ll be able to see each episode of the show on UPN, CBS’ sibling network. Starting March 15, the episodes will air on Fridays at 9 p.m., on the same night… continue reading
Mark Burnett is trying to sell a martial arts competition reality TV show. A competition to find “the toughest man in the world” via sports including “kung fu, judo, karate and boxing ” is Mark Burnett’s next project, according to Variety. The as-yet-unnamed show will follow the competitors Survivor-style as they get eliminated one-by-one.
‘NSync member’s trip to Mir may be chronicled in a reality TV show. ‘NSync member Lance Bass may be headed into space for a visit to the International Space Station via the Russian space agency. The $25 million price tag “include[s] the right to film the 22-year-old teen idol in space for a television special,… continue reading
was error that gave Tom and Lex both second “a screw-up, or a cover-up?” If the awarding of $100,000 to both Tom and Lex because of an immunity challenge error wasn’t covering something up, why didn’t CBS reveal that it had been done last month? Reality News Online asks this and other questions, like why… continue reading
The Real World Las Vegas cast will actually be living in a casino’s hotel. Until June, when The Real World Las Vegas stops taping, the cast will be living in “a specially converted group of rooms on the Palms’ 28th floor.” They will also be working at the Palms, a new casino/hotel located off the… continue reading
Silas Gaither in Hollywood: “I know God wants me to be in L.A.” Silas, who says Survivor Africa was “survivor of the mediocre” and is annoyed that Ethan “was very weak” and “never won one challenge” (which isn’t true), is pursuing a career in Hollywood. His acting lessons have yet to pay off, though; he… continue reading
Lex, Tom given second place prizes because of immunity challenge error. Both Lex van den Berghe and Tom Buchanan were awarded $100,000 each in January, the same amount of money that Kim Johnson received (and will keep) for her second-place finish. The reason: The second-to-last immunity challenge contained a question about which female cast member… continue reading
ABC plans reality TV show that will follow troops fighting overseas. Jerry Bruckheimer, The Amazing Race‘s executive producer, and Bertram van Munster, the creator of Cops, are teaming up to produce Profiles From the Front Line, a 13-episode show for ABC that “will follow U.S. troops as they combat terror in global hot spots such… continue reading
Kelley and Mark are working on their relationship with the help of “Fox-sponsored counseling.” Tampa area residents and Temptation Island 2 stars Kelley Sutphin and Mark Detrio broke up on the show, but are now “working at getting back together, with the help of Fox-sponsored counseling,” according to the St. Petersburg Times.
FOX may buy Britain’s Pop Idol for $1 million an episode. Move over Britney; there may soon be a new pop idol on the scene. At least, there may be if Pop Idol comes to the United States. Reports that the men who created both Popstars and Pop Idol, Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, are… continue reading
spoiler: footage from Entertainment Tonight may reveal first to go. Analyzing teaser footage is back in full swing on the web, and PopPolitics’ Chris Wright recaps what the current wisdom online is about the first person to be booted from Survivor Marquesas. While the guesses could be wrong or the footage faked, the current thinking… continue reading
Shannon: “I went…to see if he would cheat”; John went to prove otherwise. One of the couples that made it through Temptation Island 2 with their relationship intact talks to Zap2it.com. Shannon Rutledge says she did the show “to see if he would cheat on me,” citing her “really rocky past” relationships. John Dolan says… continue reading
Norwegian Fear Factor player gets cow’s eyeball caught in his throat. Trying to consume a cow’s eye for the Norwegian version of Fear Factor, a contestant got the object stuck in his throat, and it had to be removed with surgery.