A Real World cast member and a Survivor cast member were both up for election yesterday, too, but only one was victorious.
Russell Hantz has firmly denied leaking information about his first two seasons of Survivor, but now the person he leaked to has sold e.mail message evidence to TMZ. TMZ published seven e.mail messages from Russell to Jim Early, which were… continue reading
Russell Hantz has again denied being the person who leaked Survivor Samoa and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains spoilers to Jim Early, aka missyae, saying my report is “100% false” despite evidence to the contrary. That evidence includes e-mail messages he… continue reading
Mark Burnett’s company quietly sued a Survivor spoiler, who revealed to me that his source was Survivor star cast member Russell Hantz.
One year ago last Tuesday, a tsunami destroyed land and lives in the Pacific Ocean, including the southern part of Samoa, where Survivor Samoa and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains were both filmed. It left hundreds homeless on Samoa, and killed… continue reading
In the Emmy competition for outstanding competition reality TV show, each series enters a single episode. That, as succinctly discussed here, is perhaps the primary reasons for The Amazing Race‘s long-time domination. But that, of course, ended this year. While… continue reading
Coach became the first member of the Survivor Heroes vs Villains jury a few weeks ago, and that meant the start of the Ponderosa web series, which gave Coach the chance to be the center of the camera’s attention for… continue reading
Russell Hantz’s new web site that laments his Survivor Samoa loss was created and registered more than one week before the live finale, during which he learned he lost. In other words, Russell knew–or at the very least, strongly suspected–well… continue reading
The conclusion of Survivor Samoa drew more viewers than last December’s finale of Survivor Gabon but the same number of people ages 18 to 49. CBS said that 14.07 million people watched Russell lose to Natalie; last year, 13.76 million… continue reading
Earlier today, I spoke with Natalie and Russell just before they were going on The Early Show, and around 4:30 a.m. PT. Natalie said she had not yet been to sleep. Our conversations were short and they were tired, but… continue reading
Here are my post-game conversations with the final two Survivor Samoa jury members and the other finalist. They cover everything from Brett’s absence in the game to Mick’s blurred body, and also a lot of strategy. All three basically agree… continue reading
Russell Hantz may have made Survivor Samoa, but Survivor Samoa did not make him another $1 million. Instead, he lost to Natalie White, who took the prize and title of “Sole Survivor,” even though Russell offered to buy the title… continue reading
God was busy with reality shows this week: After being given all the credit for Russell’s SYTYCD win, he had to pick sides in Survivor Samoa‘s reward challenge. But how does one choose between prayer warriors and someone who’s praying?… continue reading
Survivor Samoa airs its final Thursday episode tonight, and concludes with a two-hour finale and a one-hour reunion on Sunday. It’s time, then, to look at the remaining contestants, and see how they lived up to the strategies they outlined… continue reading
The second person eliminated on Survivor Samoa Thursday was Monica Padilla, and she was pretty much responsible bringing some entertainment to the somewhat dull two half-hour episodes. It was her last-ditch effort and confrontation with Russell that prompted him to… continue reading