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Survivor Africa, Marquesas full-season DVDs out today

Full-season DVDs for both Survivor Africa and Survivor Marquesas were released today, available only from Amazon, where the DVDs are manufactured on-demand for $25.99 each. As you might expect, Survivor Africa is the current best-seller, followed by Marquesas–and then the previously-released Pearl Islands and season one. They’ve been available for pre-order since July. Besides full …

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Survivor’s Paschal English resigns as judge, investigated over relationship with lawyer

Survivor Marquesas cast member Paschal English has resigned as chief superior court judge, and is now being investigated over a possible relationship with a public defender. Paschal is best known from Survivor for being eliminated randomly after drawing a purple rock out of a bag in a tiebreaker that involved him even though he received …

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Survivor ratings up, Amazing Race down, Undercover Boss Hooters ep outperforms both

CBS found success with two of its trio of reality shows, with one of its two veteran shows improving and the other slipping, and its newest show performing better than either one, even against the Olympics. Survivor Heroes vs. Villains‘ two-hour premiere last Thursday gave the show “its largest audience since 2007,” CBS said in …

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Kathy starts foundation for women.

Kathy starts foundation for women. Kathy Vavrick-O’Brien has used part of her $80,000 prize for coming in third on Survivor Marquesas to start a foundation that “helps women discover their internal strength and self-confidence and to succeed in life.” The Real Foundation distributes funds to nonprofit organizations across the country.

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Pappy’s ads for natural gas criticized.

Atlanta Gas Light Company ad featuring Paschal English, aka Survivor Marquesas‘ “Pappy,” has annoyed some nameless legal experts. As the AP reports, “some legal experts say judges shouldn’t do advertising at all” because they’re not allowed to “[use] the prestige of their position to benefit private interests.” Pappy’s response: “The fact that someone knows me …

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Neleh working as a TV reporter.

Neleh working as a TV reporter. Starting Monday, Survivor Marquesas runner-up Neleh Dennis will be back on CBS’ air–but this time as an arts and entertainment reporter for their Salt Lake City affiliate, KUTV, channel 2. She’ll be part of the morning show, 2-News This Morning. “It’s going to be so much fun. I love …

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Vee goes back to work.

Vee goes back to work. Saying that “[q]uitting my job is not realistic,” Survivor Marquesas winner Vecepia Towery went back to her job as an office manager. “One million dollars is great, but it can’t sustain you forever. I’m still part of the working class,” she told the Contra Costa Times. The paper also reports …

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Bachelor Alex Michel applied for, rejected from Survivor Marquesas because he was “too effeminate.”

Bachelor Alex Michel applied for, rejected from Survivor Marquesas because he was “too effeminate.” SurvivorNews.net reports on an overheard conversation between Survivor Marquesas stars John, Neleh and Zoe. According to it, The Bachelor‘s Alex Michel was one of the 48 finalists for Survivor Marquesas, but “sources say Alex was rejected as ‘too effeminate’ for the …

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did God help Vee win?

did God help Vee win? Throughout Survivor Marquesas, ultimate survivor Vecepia Towery asked God for forgiveness for her actions and thanked God for helping her advance in the game. So does God help people win reality TV shows, and was her constant asking for forgiveness okay? The Salt Lake City Tribune analyzes her and Neleh’s …

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Vecepia says that if John or her lesbian stepsister “decided to go straight” she’d be “happier” for them than she is now.

Vecepia says that if John or her lesbian stepsister “decided to go straight” she’d be “happier” for them than she is now. Vecepia didn’t hide the fact that she’s a fundamentalist Christian, but what didn’t necessarily come out during Survivor Marquesas were her feelings toward gay people like fellow cast member John. TV Guide Online …

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nearly 26 million watched Survivor Marquesas finale, beating X-Files.

nearly 26 million watched Survivor Marquesas finale, beating X-Files. Survivor Marquesas‘ finale was seen by just under 25.6 million people according to early numbers, fewer than the 27.3 million who watched the finale of Survivor Africa. The show did win its time slot, though, easily beating the competition. + also: Rosie: “When Bryant Gumbel did …

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