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Cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu, which hosted Survivor

A category five cyclone devastated Vanuatu over a 24-hour period earlier this month, and relief organizations have asked for help this week. Cyclone Pam hit the island nation March 13 with sustained winds of 155 mph, and it was one of the most-intense storms ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. In Port Vila, 90 percent of the buildings were destroyed; that’s …

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Jeff Probst and Julie Berry broke up; Richard Hatch smuggled matches in his ass

Survivor host Jeff Probst and Vanuatu contestant Julie Berry are no longer together. “Sadly, Julie and I are not dating anymore. But it was a good love affair,” Jeff told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He doesn’t reveal what happened. Three years ago, after their relationship became public, he called her “the love of my life.” …

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Survivor Fiji will debut in February; Jeff Probst and Vanuatu’s Julie are still dating

The fourteenth season of Survivor will debut in February, according to the show’s host. An AP story about Jeff Probst and his (former contestant) girlfriend Julie Berry announces that Survivor Fiji “begins in February” in its second-to-last paragraph, as The Baltimore Sun’s Sarah Kickler Kelber noticed. CBS has yet to announce a specific date, however, …

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CBS challenges FCC ruling about Twila saying “bullshitter” on The Early Show

Last month’s shocking and appalling decision by the FCC to fine broadcasters over content is being challenged in court by the networks. The four major “networks filed lawsuits in federal appeals courts in Washington and New York to challenge indecency rulings against CBS, ABC and Fox involving coarse language,” The New York Times reports. One …

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GM pays $12.5 million for Survivor placement; Eliza hasn’t received her car.

GM pays $12.5 million for Survivor placement; Eliza hasn’t received her car. USA TODAY examines one of the Survivor franchise’s longest running product placement partners, and finds that “General Motors has given away nine different car and truck models to Survivor contestants, and none is seeing particularly robust sales.” Still, the company keeps its automobiles …

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