Survivor: Caramoan — So-Called ‘Fans’ Can’t Even Describe Their Favorite Survivor Moment Accurately

February 5, 2013 08:00:00 by Ryan Haidet

Survivor: Caramoan, the upcoming 26th season, is the second time Survivor has been subtitled “Fans Vs. Favorites.”  The 10 so-called “fans” are a slew of superfans who have been salivating to earn a slot on their favorite show.  But don’t be fooled by the “fan” status so fast.  Turns out, some of these “fans” can’t even accurately describe their favorite Survivor moment.  What’s this all about?  Why does it irritate me so much?  Find out inside this article!

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VIDEO Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites: Meet The 10 Favorites

January 13, 2013 10:00:32 by Ryan Haidet

It has only been a few weeks since Denise Stapley walked away with $1 million as the winner of Survivor: Philippines, but CBS is already gearing up to unleash the next edition.  Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites, which has a two hour (yes!) premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., features 20 contestants made up of 10 newbies (the “fans”) and 10 veteran castaways (the “favorites”). Who is on the next season?  Did your favorite veteran castaway make the cut?  All the details are jammed inside!

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VIDEO Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites: Meet The 10 Fans

January 12, 2013 08:00:28 by Ryan Haidet

A batch of 10 new contestants are ready to battle 10 returning castaways in reality television’s epic showdown on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites.  Who are these newbies?  We’ve got an in-depth introduction of all 10 players stuffed inside!

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VIDEO Exclusive Survivor: Philippines Interview — Malcolm Freberg Reveals How Audience Was Pranked During Finale

December 18, 2012 04:00:37 by Ryan Haidet

There was a big prank pulled at the Survivor: Philippines finale that you probably didn’t even realize happened.  Malcolm Freberg, who finished 4th on Survivor: Philippines, revealed only to us that some of the castaways fooled all of America — and even host Jeff Probst — during the live reunion show.  But to find out what that prank was all about, you will have to jump into this article to watch our exclusive one-on-one red carpet interview with Malcolm at the finale on Sunday, Dec. 16.  Not only did he dish the dirt on the joke that flawlessly fooled everybody, Malcolm also talks about having the opportunity to experience the game of Survivor as a huge fan of the show.

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VIDEO Exclusive Survivor Philippines Interview — Lisa Whelchel Didn’t Expect To Win, Will Co-Host Jeff Probst Talk Show

December 18, 2012 03:00:07 by Ryan Haidet

Lisa Whelchel went into Survivor: Philippines with a major secret — being a former television teen star as Blair on “The Facts Of Life.”  It was a secret she was able to keep until Jonathan Penner exposed her personal past at the final Tribal Council, which brought stunned stares from nearly everybody who was sitting there.  In our exclusive one-on-one red carpet interview with Lisa at the Survivor: Philippines finale, Lisa told us that she was actually very surprised that Penner chose to out her like that.  In our brief chat, which you can watch in its entirety inside this article, Lisa also explained that she wasn’t expecting the jury to award her with victory.  She also offered an update on her diagnosis with West Nile Virus (which she got in Texas not the Philippines) before revealing details on how she’s about to start a co-hosting role on “The Jeff Probst Show.”

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VIDEO Exclusive Survivor: Philippines Interview — Mike Skupin Reveals Other Seasons He Nearly Competed On

December 18, 2012 02:30:48 by Ryan Haidet

Mike Skupin was one of the three veteran castaways previously evacuated from the game who was selected to compete on Survivor: Philippines.  But this wasn’t the first time Skupin was a serious contender as a returning player.  In our exclusive one-on-one red carpet interview with Skupin immediately after Denise Stapley was crowned the winner, he listed for us all of the times he was nearly placed back on the show.  It’s quite an extensive list and extremely interesting.  And although he didn’t pass out and fall into a fire this season, Skupin, who host Jeff Probst has compared to Mr. Magoo, showed off his clumsy side with bumps, cuts and scrapes all over his body.  Despite all the blood Skupin spilled in the Philippines, he tells us the injuries weren’t as serious as they appeared.  To hear about all that and more, jump inside this article to watch our exclusive red carpet interview with Skupin!

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VIDEO Exclusive Interview With Survivor: Philippines Winner Denise Stapley

December 18, 2012 12:00:15 by Ryan Haidet

Denise Stapley, a sex therapist from Iowa, didn’t have an easy road to the $1 million prize on Survivor: Philippines.  She was on a tribe that lost ever single challenge before it was dissolved.  Even crazier, Denise is the first person in the show’s 25-season history to visit every single Tribal Council without getting voted out of the game.  At the end of all 39 days, Denise found herself at the final Tribal Council where she beat veteran castaway Mike Skupin and teen TV star Lisa Whelchel.  Whether you were rooting for her to win or not, Denise, in my opinion, is arguably one of the most deserving winners we’ve ever seen.  Immediately after Denise was crowned the champion, I spent some time with her on the red carpet to chat about her experience on the show.  Jump inside this article to see our entire one-on-one interview with Survivor‘s latest victor.

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VIDEO Survivor: Philippines — Three Returning Players Officially Announced

August 22, 2012 03:30:19 by Ryan Haidet

This comes as no surprise to hardcore fans, but CBS has finally made it official by revealing the three returning players for Survivor: Philippines — Michael Skupin (Survivor: Australia), Jonathan Penner (Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Micronesia — Fans Vs. Favorites) and Russell Swan (Survivor: Samoa).  Each of them is back for another shot at the $1 million grand prize against 15 newbies after they were medically evacuated in episode six of a previous season.  Unlike some of the choices for previous returning castaways, I really like this trio — especially Penner.  He is my favorite contestant of all time.  But if you’re having a tough time remember their names, we’ve got a great refresher inside.

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VIDEO Survivor: Philippines — Meet The 15 New Castaways

August 20, 2012 04:00:40 by Ryan Haidet

What a crazy cast of characters!  CBS has revealed the 15 new castaways competing on Survivor: Philippines in hopes of claiming the $1 million prize.  Among the newbies include a former teen television star, a cancer survivor, a retired Major League Baseball player, a sex therapist, a tire worker who says one of his pet peeves is ice cream sprinkles(!) and nobody from the infamous Hantz family.  I know, that last one is tough to believe.  They will all be divided into three tribes — Tandang (rooster), Kalabaw (water buffalo) and Matsing (monkey) — as a trio of former players return to compete once again.  Those three contestants, who won’t be revealed until later this week, are all men who were medically evacuated during a previous season.  They will each be joining one of the three tribes.  If you can’t wait to learn who is among the three returning players, check out our previous story to see who they are.  We’re using this article to help get you learn more about the 15 newbies before the big 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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VIDEO Survivor: One World Interview — Alicia Rosa’s Controversial, Emotional Game

May 17, 2012 12:00:49 by Ryan Haidet

Alicia Rosa was one of the most controversial players on Survivor: One World — especially for one remark she made in which she negatively compared her fellow castaways to the special needs students she works with.  But despite her often nasty comments, Alicia came in fifth place.  Her game took a strange path as she started the game with a friendship with villain Colton Cumbie — and the two of them verbally attacked several tribemates throughout their time on the island together.  She then formed a tight bond with Greg “Tarzan” Smith, but flopped on their alliance and helped vote him out of the game, which she said was her biggest mistake.  Immediately following the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Sunday, May 13, Alicia talked with me on the red carpet and offered up all her thoughts on the game.  Read on to see the exclusive one-on-one interview to hear what she had to say!

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