Survivor China winner Todd Herzog says that while he’s “grateful in a lot of ways for” the Dr. Phil show, a bottle of vodka he drank the day of the taping actually came from the show.
Survivor China winner Todd Herzog has relapsed, and taped an appearance on Dr. Phil to deal with his alcoholism. He’s now in rehab and needs fans’ help.
Jean-Robert Bellande, a Survivor China contestant who was the eighth person voted out and a member of the jury, won $784,828 at the World Series of Poker’s Players Championship on Friday, coming in second. That’s significantly better than Survivor‘s second-place prize of $100,000. Jean-Robert lost at the final table to Mike Gorodinsky, who won $1.27 million…. continue reading
Todd Herzog was on Dr. Phil for the third time today, an episode filmed one year to the day from his first, horrifying appearance. Because this is Dr. Phil and Todd’s horrifying alcoholism and popularity can be dragged out for two episodes, the actual result of the intervention is being saved for tomorrow’s episode. Dr. Phil opened the… continue reading
Survivor winner Todd Herzog’s appearance on Dr. Phil last year was disturbing, to say the least; he alcoholism made him barely coherent and barely recognizable. He was drinking 24 gallons of vodka every month. The show sent him to rehab and he returned months later, sober for 112 days. As the preview for Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil… continue reading
In the preview of Todd Herzog’s appearance on Dr. Phil, the footage of the Survivor China winner was horrifying and also sensationally presented. Was his appearance on the show exploitative or critically necessary? After the broadcast yesterday, the answer is clear: It was both. The basic details of his appearance were covered in an audience… continue reading
Survivor China winner Todd Herzog is now in treatment for alcoholism following an appearance on Dr. Phil last week, which was essentially an intervention by his family, as he was not aware he was appearing on TV until confronted by cameras at home. I’ve learned details about his appearance from a member of the studio… continue reading
Survivor China winner Todd Herzog is battling alcoholism, and incredibly disturbing footage from his appearance on Dr. Phil’s talk show later this month shows just how much he’s suffering from it. “Today, I had an entire bottle of vodka,” he says, his words slurring. Video shows him crawling around on the floor, and several people… continue reading
Jean-Robert Bellande’s time on Survivor China, never mind his polarizing cockiness, has followed him all the way to the World Series of Poker. In poker, just as on the show, he has fans and detractors. In a profile, ESPN pointed out that “his positively slimy depiction on ‘Survivor: China’ and his willful playing to the… continue reading
How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris received Survivor China‘s immunity idol as a gift from CBS for his 37th birthday last Tuesday. He posted this photo to Twitter via Yfrog and wrote on Twitter that this was “perhaps the coolest gift ever.” As if he wasn’t cool enough already, Neil Patrick Harris… continue reading
Survivor China winner Todd Herzog and the youngest Survivor cast member ever, Spencer Duhm, are dating. Todd confirmed the relationship in an e.mail to After Elton, saying he met the Survivor Tocantins cast member “about a month before his season began” last fall and said, “I was attracted to him the moment I saw him,… continue reading
Survivor China cast members Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman have won the $80,000 wedding that they begged fans to help them win. They’ll marry April 4, 2009 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, according to a press release. That’s presumably the same day that virginal Erik will lose the most interesting part about himself. Besides… continue reading
Survivor China cast members Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman, who are now engaged to be married, have issued a press release to brag that they have “a more low-key love story” than other contestants–and to again ask fans to help them win an $80,000 wedding. I was going to ignore them now, since their shameless… continue reading
Of the new shows debuting this fall, Survivor has a higher “emotional attachment index” than any other show, scripted or unscripted. That means “fans of the ‘Survivor’ franchise have the strongest emotional attachment of any returning series going into the fall 2008 season,” according to an announcement from Marketing Evaluations, a company that has created… continue reading
Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman, who both appeared on Survivor China, are engaged to be married, and are now begging their Facebook friends to help them win a free wedding. Jaime may be best known for throwing an immunity challenge and later playing a fake immunity idol, while Erik is best known for being a… continue reading