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Jaison, Mick, and Brett say Russell couldn’t win; he was “too blatantly arrogant and mean-spirited”

Here are my post-game conversations with the final two Survivor Samoa jury members and the other finalist. They cover everything from Brett’s absence in the game to Mick’s blurred body, and also a lot of strategy. All three basically agree about what happened with Russell’s loss: he was too cocky and arrogant, and failed to …

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Russell wins $100K for being a better character than player, but Natalie wins the game and $1M

Russell Hantz may have made Survivor Samoa, but Survivor Samoa did not make him another $1 million. Instead, he lost to Natalie White, who took the prize and title of “Sole Survivor,” even though Russell offered to buy the title from her for $100,000. Russell did win America’s vote and $100,000 of his own, beating …

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Undercover Boss debuts post-Super Bowl; Survivor gets anniversary special; Probst’s pilot will air

In 2004, CBS followed the Super Bowl with the debut of the eighth season of Survivor, the first all-star season. The second full all-star season, Survivor Heroes vs. Villains, and the 20th season of the show, will not get that privilege, though it will get two special lead-ins. The network is giving the post-game slot …

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Survivor 20 is Heroes vs. Villains (“Return, Revenge, Redemption”), debuts Feb. 11, Probst calls it “the biggest battle in Survivor history”

At the end of Survivor Samoa, CBS finally officially announced what we’ve known for some time: The 20th season of the show, which will start airing in six weeks or so, is a full all-star edition. Probst announced that it will debut new season debuts Feb. 11, which means it will not get the post-Super …

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Ukraine’s Got Talent winner creates art in sand; Italy’s Got Talent has its own Susan Boyle

This is stunning: it’s the winning performance from Ukraine’s Got Talent. Kseniya Simonova, 24, shows what happened in the Ukraine during World War II when Germany invaded (the The Great Patriotic War), and she uses sand to do it. Sand. It really has to be seen to be believed; watch it below. Although it’s been …

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Dr. Drew: “I’m not an expert on sex addiction, I surrounded myself with … people who were”

Dr. Drew Pinsky has responded to Sex Rehab cast member Duncan Roy’s criticism that Dr. Drew didn’t know anything about sex addiction by admitting that he didn’t know much about sex addiction. “I learned a lot about treating sex addiction while working on the show. Knowing that I’m not an expert on sex addiction, I …

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