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
Survivor host Jeff Probst will be back for seasons 27 and 28, which CBS hasn’t officially ordered but is pretty much a sure thing. In two recent interviews, he discusses criticism of his hosting by fans. First, although he hasn’t yet signed a contract, that’s “a formality” for hosting Survivor 27 and Survivor 28, he… continue reading
Artis Silvester was voted off of Survivor Philippines on Wednesday’s episode, and while he says he was not blindsided nor surprised, he’s now, in his exit interviews, concealing the identity of a mystery swing voter, and also refusing to talk about a personal conflict he had with Michael Skupin. Why all the secrets? First, Artis… continue reading
Another remarkable episode of Survivor Philippines, but this time it was internal rather than external chaos. That is, while last week’s episode concluded with a wild Tribal Council–even the people who were there had “don’t even know what the hell happened,” as Penner said–the real drama this week was between people, primarily Jonathan Penner and… continue reading
Lisa Whelchel, the former Facts of Life actor who’s on Survivor Philippines, announced today that she’s been diagnosed with West Nile virus. Lisa announced this via social media, writing, “Dr. just called with blood test results…I have West Nile. Ugh. I’m fine, just tired. Takes a year to recover.” She added that “Other than tired,… continue reading
One of the members of Survivor Philippines‘ final three has been identified by the National Enquirer, which revealed that in a story last week. (I don’t read the Enquirer because I’m too busy reading Weekly World News to find out about bat boy and other things happening in Florida. And you should stop reading now… continue reading
What the hell was that? Survivor Philippines continues to surprise, this time with nearly 15 minutes of chaos perhaps unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Jeff Probst called it “the most entertaining tribal council ever,” and I’d add “confusing,” “confounding,” “bewildering.” When it was all over, Jeff Kent was taking the walk of shame after a… continue reading