“Being able to accept all of myself, and not just part of myself, was a real transformational gift that Survivor gave me.”
Survivor’s Michael Skupin won’t face trial for his Pay it Forward program, which was called a Ponzi scheme by investigators. Instead, he’ll pay restitution.
A jury convicted Survivor cast member Michael Skupin for possessing child pornography, finding him guilty on four counts and innocent on two counts.
Survivor Philippines runner-up Michael Skupin has responded to the charges against him, including possession of child pornography and racketeering.
Two-time Survivor cast member Michael Skupin was charged today with 12 felonies, including possession of child pornography and racketeering.
Two of the 30 finalists on The Price is Right’s Male Model Search are former Survivor contestants. Survivor Philippines‘ Pete Yurkowski and Survivor One World‘s Jay Byars are competing, though Pete only appeared for about a half second in the first episode, as part of a montage of contestants. Jay, who won the Price is… continue reading
Why did Malcolm Freberg lose Survivor Philippines? He was, of course, a threat, and lost the final immunity challenge, but neither of those are the exact reason why he did not make it to the final three. Instead, he lost because he made a critical error, getting cocky and ignoring a threat. He told Xfinity:… continue reading
Although Survivor Philippines is over, Lisa Whelchel and Jeff Probst will still be on screen together, as she is joining him as co-host of his syndicated, struggling daytime talk show. Her first episodes will air in January, and are apparently functioning as a test to see if she’ll stay on permanently. The Christian Post reports… continue reading
At Thanksgiving, I wrote about why I was thankful for this season of Survivor Philippines, which in many ways was a return to old form for the show. All of those things I listed continued to hold up in the past few weeks, but I’m still surprised at how satisfying this season was from start… continue reading
To add another surprise to a season of surprises, Survivor Philippines villain Abi-Maria Gomez is fully owning her behavior, and doesn’t try to blame the edit or anyone else for her behavior, though she does reveal that she was in physical pain from a day-one knee injury. Meanwhile, her ally turned enemy Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour,… continue reading
Survivor Philippines‘ penultimate episode was completely predictable, somewhat frustrating, and thoroughly entertaining. There was a lot of comedy: Penner giving the finger to (presumably) Abi at Tribal Council. Abi suggesting using the machete on the three people who won reward. Skupin being headbutted by a whale shark (of course) and being injured by the fire… continue reading
Survivor Philippines is down to three episodes, and it was time for family member visits and lots of crying, plus more Abinanigans with her nonexistent idol and the exit of a player who was the equivalent of an exit sign: there, but rarely noticed or worthy of attention. In the end, Carter seems like a… continue reading
Dangrayne: The Survivor Philippines merged tribe’s name appeared on the screen, but we never saw the new tribe come up with the name; it was just there, its origin a mystery. Now, thanks to Jonathan Penner, we know the full story. The name is the tribe cursing the weather with a misspelling of “dang rain.”… continue reading
In the aftermath of last week’s Survivor Philippines Tribal Council, Abi-Maria returned to camp having been thoroughly beaten up by the tribe, who told her exactly how her behavior was being perceived. Even though she lacks self-awareness, even she knew that she was done the next time Tribal Council rolled around. Luckily, she had a… continue reading
It’s Thanksgiving, and Survivor started the holidays with an early gift of a new episode instead of the usual not-really-new recap episode. And while I’d normally appreciate the break, Survivor Philippines has been so strong that I’m glad that there was no interruption. And last night’s episode was yet another that’s firing on all torches,… continue reading