Wow! What a start! Although it’s been a tad more than two months since the Survivor: Blood Vs. Water finale, it seems like it took forever for Survivor: Cagayan to debut. Like reuniting with a long-lost friend, I’m thrilled to welcome Survivor back into my living room! For the first time, I ripped off @JeffProbst and live tweeted the entire show. Check me out @RyanSurvivor to see my live breakdown of the epic two-hour premiere (plus, I’m new to Twitter and need some followers). I promise, I have some fun stuff to tweet — and will do so throughout this season and live from the finale in May… OK, self promotion done. Let’s get to the goods. How awesome was that debut? I loved every second of it! Two blindsides?!?!?!
Get ready for another season of whining and crying, folks! That’s right, when The Amazing Race returns next month for its All-Star season, we’ll get another helping of Big Brother‘s Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas (as if we really needed another season of these two). While you may not be thrilled about their return, there are a few names on the All-Star list that you may be happy to see – check it out inside!
Who would prevail in a battle of brains vs. brawn vs. beauty? We’re about to find out when Survivor: Cagayan is unleashed with a two-hour debut on Wednesday, Feb. 26! CBS has just unveiled the 18 all-new castaways from the show’s 28th cycle. The cast includes a former NBA star, president of the Miami Marlins, a high-stakes poker player, a former NFL cheerleader and a woman who loves to shake her booty (seriously). The major twist? The contestants will be divided into three tribes based on their smarts, strength and stunning bods. Want to know more about the newbies? Jump inside the article for full bios and videos with each of the castaways!
It’s the question fans have been asking for weeks… When will Survivor: Cagayan premiere? CBS has finally released details, and it turns out, the show is getting a two-hour debut — but it comes later than usual.
After winning Big Brother a few years back, Hayden Moss suddenly found himself in the Philippines competing on Survivor: Blood Vs. Water with his girlfriend, Kat Edorsson. While he was a strong physical factor throughout the season and a charismatically brutal strategist who convinced Ciera Eastin to flip, Hayden’s appearance during the live reunion show will also go down in infamy. As Kat was answering a simple question asked by Jeff Probst on finale night, she alluded to getting breast implants so she could improve herself for Hayden. The live studio audience was a mix of stunned silence and awkward laughter as Probst tried to figure out what the hell she was talking about. Naturally (and sadly), that moment became the hottest topic for Hayden at every single interview on the red carpet in Hollywood. When I asked him about it, well, jump in the article to see how he answered.
Russell Hantz… Ummm… No. His name is one Laura Morett wouldn’t even acknowledge when our own Ryan Haidet interviewed her at the Survivor: Blood Vs. Water finale. Each time his name was uttered or anything about him was hinted, Laura asked, “Who?” as if she never met the infamous Survivor villain. That was just the tip of the interview iceberg. One name she didn’t ignore, however, was that of her own daughter — Ciera Eastin. Laura couldn’t stop gushing her love and admiration for her daughter who actually voted against her. On top of that, Laura explained how this season of Survivor was actually incredibly easy as far as the elements were concerned. For all that and more, watch the full interview inside this article!
She may be small in stature, but she’s a giant when it comes to making big moves. Ciera Eastin’s time on Survivor: Blood Vs. Water started with her laying low – so low that her strategy was unnoticeable. But by the end of the season, she became a forceful player who fought hard to topple her former allies after they openly placed her at the bottom of their foursome. She was brave enough to even force a tie vote, which resulted in a nail-biting draw of rocks. Hell, she even voted her own mother out of the game. And through it all, she only lost 1 pound after 37 days in the competition. Because of her standout strategic style, Ciera quickly became a fan-favorite castaway with many viewers clamoring for more. At the Survivor: Blood Vs. Water finale, our own Ryan Haidet spoke with Ciera about her game-changing moves and why she thought Tyson Apostol was the most-deserving castaway. In addition, Ciera revealed whether or not she would have any desire in returning to play Survivor a second time. You can watch our full interview inside this article.
The first time, she won. The second time, she was voted out first. The third time, she played with her daughter, survived Redemption Island and found herself in fourth place — just one slot away from making it to the final Tribal Council. Tina Wesson has truly experienced all that Survivor has to offer. After Tyson Apostol was crowned the winner of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water on Sunday, Dec. 15, Tina talked with our own Ryan Haidet on the finale’s red carpet. You can watch the full interview inside this article in which Tina explains her insane cravings for fried chicken and she reveals why the $1 million doesn’t matter as much as winning the title of sole Survivor. Finally, Tina expresses her gratitude for the outpouring of support from fans who reached out to her recently after her son was killed in a car accident.
He’s one of the original 16 castaways who first set the reality TV world ablaze when Survivor initially debuted in May 2000. 13 years later, Gervase Peterson returned to the game for his chance to outwit, outplay and outlast once again on the show’s 27th season — Survivor: Blood Vs. Water. No, he didn’t win the $1 million, but Gervase did make it all the way to the final Tribal Council where he landed in third place. Shortly after Tyson Apostol was crowned the winner, our own Ryan Haidet talked with Gervase on the Survivor: Blood Vs. Water finale red carpet. You can watch the full interview inside this article in which Gervase explains why he was drawn to align with Tyson after originally thinking he was “an ass” and reveals why Richard Hatch still wouldn’t receive his vote to win the first season if he could rewind back to that moment.
Second place is good enough for Monica Culpepper. After competing on Survivor: Blood Vs. Water with her NFL husband, Brad, the two-time castaway says she has no interest in playing the game again. “At this point in my life, I’ll give someone else a chance,” Monica says. “I don’t really know how I can improve on three individual immunities and second place.” Her feelings are also attached to the negativity tossed her direction with sharp-tongued jabs from some of her allies. Moments after Tyson was crowned the winner, our own Ryan Haidet spoke with Monica on the red carpet about making it to the final three, why she stayed so tight with Tyson and Gervase and asked her if Colton truly quit twice. Plus, Monica explained more about the nonstop personal attacks that were coming at her during the final Tribal Council. To watch the full interview, click into the story.