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.
The first two times he played Survivor, Tyson Apostol was never considered a power player. He walked around naked on Survivor: Tocantins and made a huge blunder on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains in which he basically voted himself out of the game. But his strategic dominance on Survivor: Blood Vs. Water earned the jury’s respect as he walked away with the $1 million grand prize and title of sole Survivor. Our own Ryan Haidet spent some time with Tyson on the red carpet at the finale on Sunday, Dec. 15 where he told us his thoughts on the game. What is he doing with the money? What does Tyson think Benjamin “Coach” Wade would say about his victory? Who would Tyson want to align with in an all-winner season of Survivor? He reveals it all in our one-on-one chat, which you can watch inside this article.
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!
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.