Ah, Colton Cumbie. The much-despised Survivor castaway has done it again. After an apparent medical problem resulted in his elimination on Survivor: One World, Colton, one of the most controversial contestants ever, threw in the towel and quit Survivor: Blood Vs. Water. It was a choice not taken lightly by host Jeff Probst who berated Colton for quitting. Probst accused Colton of faking a medical condition so he could quit the first time and called him out for being a lousy player. I had the opportunity to chat with Colton where he took some shots back at Probst for picking on him. But that’s not all… Colton claims he didn’t quit for selfish reasons — but quit because he’s a selfless person. How? Jump inside the article to find out!
Rupert Boneham is without question one of the most popular castaways ever to compete on Survivor. He’s so popular with viewers that CBS made him the second player in the show’s 27-season history to compete four times (“Boston Rob” Mariano is the other). The three times he played before, Rupert made it fairly deep into the game — especially Survivor: All-Stars and Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains. But this time, Survivor: Blood Vs. Water left him swimming with the sharks very very early. I had the chance to chat with Rupert today about his early demise from the game. Does he regret anything? Would he play again? Did he ever consider voting out his own wife? You can read all the details in our one-on-one interview inside this story!
Did you catch the premiere of Survivor the other night? You might have noticed that host Jeff Probst referred to former NFL star Brad Culpepper by his last name. Typically, this distinction arrives only after contestants have proven themselves worthy, or, in Cochran’s case, demanded a name change. What gives?
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is back on TV with her debut on the Fox News Morning show, Fox & Friends. The finalist from the second season of Survivor left The View in July after 10 years on the women-hosted gab fest. So what did she have to say about her former show on her first day?
Although the cast of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water has been spoiled for months online, CBS has officially announced the full lineup (see video inside this article). The 20 castaways feature 10 returning players and 10 newcomers. The twist? Each castaway is going into the game with a loved one to see if blood is in fact thicker than water. Would you betray your own blood for $1 million? The relationships vary as follows: dating couples, married couples, mother/daughter, uncle/niece, engaged and brothers. Who is back on the beach for another shot at the title of sole Survivor? Who is in the game for the first time? Meet the entire cast inside this story!
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has made quite the name for herself as the spunky yet politically conservative co-host of The View, to which she bid farewell to today. If you’re a fan of the former Survivor contestant and don’t want to see her go, rest assured that this is not the last you will see of her! In fact, Hasselbeck will be heading over to Fox News before you know it!
I have been lucky enough to sit in the studio audience for the last 14 Survivor finales. There really is nothing cooler than being a Survivor fan and getting to watch it all unfold in person. The Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites finale proved strange in a variety of ways, which many of you have pointed out. Inside this article, I offer a behind-the-scenes look at the epic end to season 26, which aired on Sunday, May 12. Enjoy!
VIDEO Survivor: Caramoan Red Carpet Interview — Erik Reichenbach Reveals Real Reason For His Medical EvacuationMay 15, 2013 04:00:48 by Ryan Haidet
Although he made it deep in the game, Erik Reichenbach’s presence on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites was nearly non-existent. But he quickly became the main focus at the start of the season finale — but only for a few minutes as he was suddenly on his back facing the medical team who ultimately removed him from the game due to a medical emergency. After that, Erik essentially disappeared once again until he blasted Sherri Biethman at the final Tribal Council for getting to the end of the game simply by being a goat. When I had the chance to chat with Erik on the red carpet immediately following the finale and live reunion show, he voiced his disappointment that people in the studio audience like former castaways Rudy Boesch and Boston Rob Mariano got more airtime than most of the current castaways at their own finale. He also offered an in-depth explanation of the exact reason he was medically evacuated, which he feels wasn’t accurately portrayed on the show. Head inside the article to see the video interview.
When Boston Rob Mariano appeared on the Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites live reunion show, we were all asking the same question: Was the rulebook he gave Phillip Sheppard the real deal? Turns out, it actually is. “The Boston Rob Rulebook: Strategies For Life” is a 75-page book that offers up various tips and advice, some of which include: know who you are, be a risk taker, nobody likes a crybaby, zip it, get organized and family comes first, always. Boston Rob says his motivation for writing the book came after watching Phillip create the “BR Rules” while competing on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. I had the chance to chat with the Survivor: Redemption Island champ on the red carpet of the Survivor: Caramoan finale in which he gushed about the life lessons that fill his book. He also explained why he thinks Cochran was a deserving winner, discusses that he believes he could win the game again and revealed where he was the day of the fatal Boston Marathon explosions. Jump inside this article to see the full one-on-one video interview.
VIDEO Survivor: Caramoan Red Carpet Interview — Eddie Fox & His Dog Bar Business Idea. Genius Or Silly?May 15, 2013 10:00:11 by Ryan Haidet
When Eddie Fox mentioned during the Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites finale that he wanted to win the game and its $1 million so he could open a dog bar, the in-studio audience erupted in laughter. His aspirations became a mockery. Was this concept serious or was it just Eddie being goofy? Turns out, he’s not joking. Shortly after the finale and live reunion show, I spoke with Eddie on the red carpet about his business idea — which he admits is hard for him to explain well. During our discussion, Eddie also explained the moment Malcolm Freberg gave him an Immunity Idol during Tribal Council and revealed he didn’t believe he could have beat Cochran had he made it to the final three. Jump inside the article to see the full interview.