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Posts from: January 2007

Survivor’s doctor admits to using cocaine and “inappropriately obtaining prescription drugs”

Adrian Cohen, Survivor‘s on-set doctor, “admitted to misconduct including cocaine use and inappropriately obtaining prescription drugs” for his work on the show, The Daily Telegraph reports. His cocaine use, he said during the hearing, is “spasmodic and unpredictable” and the results of his work in this “unique business.” He “appeared before the [New South Wales, …

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Bravo’s Top Design debuts tonight but is mostly a weak replacement for Project Runway

At 11 p.m. ET, immediately after the conclusion of Top Chef 2, Bravo debuts its latest talent competition series, Top Design. While networks plagiarizing from one another is nothing new, Bravo may be the first to take a successful show of its own and try to copy it repeatedly (a fourth show, Shear Genuis, is …

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Survivor Fiji participant quit on location; Probst says cast will “make almost every decision”

In an interview, Jeff Probst says that Survivor Fiji, like the season that came before it, is “one of the five best seasons we’ve ever done.” (This story included minor revelations about the first episode and game, although nothing about the outcome or results, and some of it has already been revealed in previews.) First, …

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Top Chef 2’s finale airs tonight; series has 32 percent more viewers than Project Runway 2

The second season of Top Chef concludes tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Annoying Marcel and his tormentor Ilan will compete for the title and $100,000. We may already know the winner, as a profile accidentally posted by Food & Wine magazine identified the winner on Monday. However, to correct its mistake or correct the record, …

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Courtney Love will guest on Idol, could “replace Paula,” source tells tabloid

Courtney Love may replace Paula Abdul as a judge on American Idol, at least according to a report in Us Weekly. The former Hole lead singer, who has previously admitted to having a drug problem, tells the magazine that she has, in fact, been approached by the executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe. “He called. He was …

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