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Russell Hantz reacts to Survivor spoiler story; Shannon Elkins says Hantz implicated him

Survivor cast member Russell Hantz has responded to my report about the lawsuit against Jim Early, aka “missyae,” although he did not respond to my request for a comment for the piece itself. Russell wrote on his Facebook wall, “All I’m gonna say is this, everybody wants their 15 min of fame and never believe …

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Survivor Chase’s song on reunion “opened some pretty big doors” in country music

During the Survivor Nicaragua finale in December, Jeff Probst asked runner-up Chase Rice to perform a song, and that exposure has helped Chase, who’s now working with Garth Brooks’ former manager. After Chase performed “Buzz Back,” it was released as a single (listen on iTunes), and country music stations are now broadcasting it. That “opened …

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Survivor winner Fabio/Jud stars in homoerotic horror movie 1313: Nightmare Mansion

Survivor Nicaragua winner Jud Birza, aka Fabio, is starring in a new 1313: Nightmare Mansion, a movie directed by David DeCoteau, whose low-budget horror and slasher films may be best known for their homoeroticism. It will be released via cable systems’ on-demand services on February 1, and will be on DVD Feb. 22. As you …

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Survivor survives move but has lowest-rated finale ever, which lost 3 million viewers in its first hour

Survivor Nicaragua‘s move back to Wednesday nights didn’t impact the show’s ratings, but this weak season was reflected in the ratings of the finale, which was the lowest-rated ever, and actually lost more than 3 million viewers between the first and second half-hours. About 17.236 million viewers tuned in during the first half-hour, but in …

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Fabio’s win sort of redeems Survivor Nicaragua; quitters may no longer be on jury

At 21 years old, Fabio has become Survivor‘s youngest winner ever, winning $1 million, while the fan-favorite $100,000 went to Jane in “a blow out.” Once Fabio, aka Jud Birza, won his third immunity challenge in a row, he was nearly guaranteed a win, though the actual vote was closer: five votes for him, four …

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