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Posts from: January 2010

Jerri Manthey: “I want to kick some butt, but I don’t want to be totally vulnerable”

This is the second in a series of interviews with Survivor Heroes vs. Villains cast members. Jerri Manthey is perhaps Survivor‘s original villain, but that’s not exactly evident any more, not that it was very evident during all-stars a few years after her first appearance on the show. During Survivor Australia, Jerri told me that …

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JT Thomas: “I feel like they’re targeting me because they don’t know me yet”

This is the first in a series of interviews with Survivor Heroes vs. Villains cast members. These were conducted in early August in L.A., the day the cast flew to Samoa. Thanks, as always, for not copying and pasting these around the web, but instead quoting and linking. JT goes into Survivor Heroes vs. Villains …

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Survivor: 19 seasons, at least 19 naked cast members

From the site that brought us shirtless American Idol contestants and naked Real World cast members comes “A (Not So) Complete History of Naked ‘Survivor’ Castaways.” In honor of Survivor‘s anniversary, YuppiePunk asks, “how better to look back on its history than how it began — in the nude”? That history starts with, of course, …

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Survivor Gabon’s Crystal Cox admits steroid use, will likely lose her Olympic gold medal

Survivor Gabon cast member and Olympic relay team member Crystal Cox will probably lose her gold medal for her part in the 4×400 meter relay during the 2004 Athens summer Olympics after admitting to using anabolic steroids. She’s being suspended for four years and will have results from 2001 to 2004 stripped. The AP reports …

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New reality TV next week: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Michael Vick, Shear Genius, Survivor special

One month down in 2010, and a new group of reality shows are ready to make their debut. The Past This final week in January, the Jersey Shore cast’s appearance caused a near-riot, and their popularity may explain why MTV is paying them a lot more for season two. Also coming back: more Survivor, although …

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