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.
“Sorry, but f*** you.” That’s what Sherri Biethman says she wished she could have told some of the jury members who blasted her during the final Tribal Council on Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites. “I knew I couldn’t say that on TV, so I had the attitude of screw you. Sit down. I don’t have your vote, so don’t talk to me. I don’t need to hear your bullshit. Buh-bye. I’m done with you and I don’t have to play this game with you anymore.” She definitely didn’t hold anything back when I spoke with her on the red carpet just moments after the finale and live reunion show. During out chat, Sherri unleashed her feelings on the way the jury treated her, described her thoughts on John Cochran’s victory and explained how exhausting Dawn Meehan‘s constant crying was.
VIDEO Survivor: Caramoan Red Carpet Interview — Dawn Meehan Stunned By Brenda Lowe’s Request To Pull Out Her TeethMay 14, 2013 05:44:21 by Ryan Haidet
The Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites finale delivered one of the most emotionally driven requests at the final Tribal Council when Brenda Lowe asked Dawn Meehan to pull out her fake bottom teeth. Clearly feeling betrayed that Dawn voted her out of the game, Brenda wanted Dawn to feel humiliated in front of the jury for turning against her when she thought they were tight friends — especially after she helped Dawn find her missing teeth in the ocean. It was a polarizing move that had the in-studio audience gasping, giggling and cheering as it seemed many felt it was due justice after Dawn’s betrayal, which had many of you fired up as well. Dawn, who made it to the final three, did pull out her teeth and grimaced for the cameras — but the move didn’t garner her a single vote. On the red carpet immediately after the finale and live reunion show, I had the chance to chat with Dawn about her emotional time on the show, her reaction to Brenda during the final Tribal Council and how she’s dealing with the negativity being tossed her direction online.
This isn’t just a $1 million victory. Nope. For John Cochran, winning Survivor: Caramoan — Fans Vs. Favorites is a dream come true. This self-admitted, buff-collecting nerd climbed to the top and walked away from season 26 with the title of sole Survivor — something he never dreamed would be possible when he started watching the show’s first season in 2000 as a kid. I had the chance to chat with Cochran on the red carpet immediately after he was revealed as the winner during the finale in Los Angeles. In his very candid, charming manner, Cochran went in depth about making the “social suicide” decision of wearing buffs in high school, explained which buff is his favorite, described how surreal it is to win the game and dished the dirt on his relationship status. Yes, he’s single ladies. My full one-on-one red carpet interview can be found inside this article. Enjoy!
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!
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!
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!
VIDEO Exclusive Survivor: Philippines Interview — Malcolm Freberg Reveals How Audience Was Pranked During FinaleDecember 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.
VIDEO Exclusive Survivor Philippines Interview — Lisa Whelchel Didn’t Expect To Win, Will Co-Host Jeff Probst Talk ShowDecember 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.”