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Survivor Artis’ secrets: personal conflict with Skupin, mystery swing vote

Artis Silvester was voted off of Survivor Philippines on Wednesday’s episode, and while he says he was not blindsided nor surprised, he’s now, in his exit interviews, concealing the identity of a mystery swing voter, and also refusing to talk about a personal conflict he had with Michael Skupin. Why all the secrets? First, Artis …

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The new Normal: post-merge Survivor without the predictable proverbial poop

Another remarkable episode of Survivor Philippines, but this time it was internal rather than external chaos. That is, while last week’s episode concluded with a wild Tribal Council–even the people who were there had “don’t even know what the hell happened,” as Penner said–the real drama this week was between people, primarily Jonathan Penner and …

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Lisa Whelchel has West Nile virus

Lisa Whelchel, the former Facts of Life actor who’s on Survivor Philippines, announced today that she’s been diagnosed with West Nile virus. Lisa announced this via social media, writing, “Dr. just called with blood test results…I have West Nile. Ugh. I’m fine, just tired. Takes a year to recover.” She added that “Other than tired, …

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Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations product placement: “I was–and remain–angry”

No Reservations star and occasional Top Chef judge Anthony Bourdain has written an essay about his anger over product placement that prompted a Twitter rant that, among other things, made references to semen and blood on Cadillac cars. While he makes a compelling argument about product placement, he also admits that he received the BMW …

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Trump denies existence of more than half a million signatures on petition asking Macy’s to fire him

An online petition asking Macy’s to drop Donald Trump’s products from its stores now has more than a half million signatures and social media-fueled momentum. Naturally, Trump denies that those signatures exist. Macy’s has a Donald Trump collection that apparently does not include self-delusion. The petition has been around for a while, but has gone …

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