Instead of reporting on Survivor Gabon contestant Dan Kay’s death, E! News decided to create a fictional narrative about a “Survivor curse.”
Survivor Gabon player Dan Kay died unexpectedly at age 40. He’s survived by two children. He was the eighth person voted out of the game in 2008.
On Thursday night, Survivor Gabon and Heroes vs. Villain’s Randy Bailey played Big Brother harder than most of the people on Big Brother 18.
More than two years after she admitted using steroids and agreed to a four-year suspension, Survivor Gabon‘s Crystal Cox was stripped of her gold medal for the 4×400-meter relay by the International Olympic Committee on Saturday. Her actions during the 2004 Athens Olympics could still affect her entire team. The the International Association of Athletics… continue reading
Celebrity Rehab lost one reality TV cast member when Michaele Salahi was booted for not actually having an addiction other than to reality TV show cameras, but there is another reality show cast member among the celebrities at the Pasadena Recovery Center: Survivor Gabon runner-up Jessica “Sugar” Kiper, who also appeared briefly on Survivor Heroes… continue reading
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… continue reading
American Idol makes more money than any other prime-time TV show, bringing in an average of $623,000 for a 30-second ad and $7 million every 30 minutes, Forbes reports. In other words, the eight-minute overrun last week was worth about $1.867 million. That’s down from the $745,000 per 30 seconds Fox earned for season six…. continue reading
Two reality stars arrested with crimes last year won’t be prosecuted. In August, Top Model 9 contestant Bianca Golden was arrested after an airport brawl that included Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky. Now, “the cases against Nikki Blonsky and Bianca Golden have been dropped. The only case that is still proceeding is against [Blonsky’s] father,” a… continue reading
After his Survivor Gabon win Sunday night, Bob Crowley flew immediately on a red eye to New York for a day of interviews. By Tuesday, he’d lost his voice, so we didn’t talk until last night. He was also speechless, sort of, during the reunion, which Bob told me “was shell-shock. It’s so nice to… continue reading
A container with artifacts from Survivor Gabon, including an endangered mandrill’s skull and hides of endangered civets, was seized in Texas this week, and now the Department of Agriculture is investigating. The seizure “of the freight container by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Nov. 18 has spurred a U.S. Department of Agriculture investigation… continue reading
After the Survivor Gabon finale, the final five visited the red carpet in a tent outside the studio to talk to the press. It was a bit disconcerting, since some journalists needed CBS-provided cheat sheets with the casts’ photographs and names on them (really?), and others showed up to reality starfuck. Because we were crammed… continue reading
As Survivor Gabon, wrapped up, there was no one I wanted to watch crash and burn more than Ken Hoang, whose arrogance about his alleged control of the game pissed me off. Back in Africa in June, however, he was the opposite of arrogant, and was that same Ken again Sunday night. Ken Hoang Ken,… continue reading
Ratings for Survivor Gabon‘s finale last night were up over last spring’s finale, and helped make the show the 8th most-popular television show in the country for 2008, and the third-most popular reality series. On Nielsen’s list of the top 10 highest-rated shows of 2008, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars are again the… continue reading
Survivor Gabon concluded last night with Bob Crowley beating Susie Smith by a 4 to 3 vote, and he walked away with $1.1 million and the distinction of being the oldest winner ever. The $100,000 came from viewers’ votes; he beat runner-up Sugar and third-place Matty for that prize. When we talked in Gabon, Bob… continue reading
There’s often a distinction made between behavior in the game of Survivor and real life; the theory is that, since it’s a game, anything goes. That always struck me as sort of disingenuous, but at the same time, I’d expect some level of civility from cast members who disliked each other or had bad blood…. continue reading