Since I started covering Survivor for season 13, I’ve had the opportunity to interview more than half of all the contestants who have played the game. But there truly isn’t anybody else quite like “Redneck” James Miller of Survivor: Palau. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with James at a charity event to see where his life has taken him since first appearing on reality television back in 2005. Instead of it being a regular interview, James took over and showed how crazy he can be. To see exactly what I mean, check out the exclusive video inside this article!
You couldn’t ask for more out of a charity event featuring reality stars from Survivor, the Amazing Race, Big Brother and Ghost Hunters. For the eighth time, Kelly Jones and Matt Keith have delivered an amazing weekend in an effort to raise money for Kosair Charities in Louisville, Kentucky. On June 18, 2011, dozens of reality stars and various other celebrities descended on the Seelbach Hilton Hotel to meet with fans for a good cause. Check out the rest of this story for more about the event and to watch video from the main event!
Grant Mattos became very close friends with “Boston Rob” Mariano throughout his experience on Survivor: Redemption Island. But by the end of the whole show — which Boston Rob eventually won — Grant became frustrated by that friendship when he was voted out of the game only to finish in eighth place. Shortly after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Grant talked with me on the red carpet about his time on Survivor. He revealed his current feelings toward Boston Rob while also declaring he doesn’t buy Phillip’s story whatsoever. Be sure to check out the video inside this article for all that and much more!
Matt Elrod endured a long stay on Redemption Island having been blindsided by the Ometepe tribe twice. When it came time for the final duel on Survivor: Redemption Island, Matt missed out on his second shot at returning to the game resulting in a seventh-place finish — that’s pretty good considering he was actually the second person voted out of the game. Throughout the season, Matt’s story was heavily based on his religious faith and celebrating his connection with God. Shortly after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Matt stopped by to talk with me on the red carpet for a few minutes about his experience on the show. We discussed his religious journey through Survivor while also chatting about Phillip Sheppard and his wacky ways. Be sure to watch the exclusive video inside this article for all that and much more.
Mike Chiesl was the last member of the Zapatera tribe standing when he was eliminated after the final duel on Survivor: Redemption Island. Shortly after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Mike talked with me on the red carpet where he compared Survivor to the military. He discussed his desire to play the game again after finishing in sixth place this time around while also explaining why Boston Rob had one of the best strategic performances in the show’s 22-season history. Be sure to check out the exclusive video inside this article to also find out Mike’s take on Phillip Sheppard.
During the final episode of Survivor: Redemption Island, Andrea Boehlke had the opportunity to return to the game after winning the last duel of the season. But her chance at redemption was cut short when she was voted out immediately after returning to the Murlonio tribe, which resulted in a fifth-place finish. In the end, she voted for Boston Rob to win the $1 million prize — but that’s just a small portion of her journey. Shortly after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Andrea talked with me on the red carpet about many things she experienced as a castaway in Nicaragua. We talked about her work ethic around camp, discussed her lazy tribemates and even touched on her relationship with Matt. Do they have a future together? All that and much more in my exclusive one-on-one video interview with Andrea.
Spa days and fighting with Phillip. Those were two elements that stick out from Ashley Underwood’s time on Survivor: Redemption Island. Despite her success in challenges late in the game, Ashley was eventually betrayed by Natalie — her closest friend in the game. Coming in fourth place, Ashley found herself on the jury where she voted for Boston Rob to win the $1 million prize. Shortly after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Ashley talked with me on the red carpet about her experience on the show. She touched on her controversial spa days, discussed her feelings toward Natalie and said that Phillip is somebody she would hang out with outside of the game. You read that right! What else did she have to say? Be sure to watch the video inside the full article to find out more.
She made it all the way to the final three by sticking with “Boston Rob” Mariano for the entire game on Survivor: Redemption Island. But when it came to the jury, nobody gave Natalie Tenerelli a single vote. Immediately following the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Natalie talked with me on the red carpet to explain her strategy, what it was like to be on the show away from her mom and why she believed Boston Rob was the best person to align with. Watch the video and read the full article to see what Natalie had to say!
Phillip Sheppard has certainly gone down as one of the goofiest contestants in Survivor history. Throughout his time on Survivor: Redemption Island, Phillip argued with his tribe about a variety of topics, walked around camp in saggy pink underwear, constantly claimed to be a former federal agent and found feathers that he felt carried special meanings. Do you think he’s crazy? Or was Phillip just using a strategy to make it all the way to the end of the game? Immediately after the live reunion show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Phillip stopped by to chat with me on the red carpet about his experience on the show. Did he prove to me that he once worked as a special agent? Would he ever play the game again? Watch the video and read the full article to find out!
“Boston Rob” was voted out right after the merge on season four — Survivor: Marquesas. The next time he played on Survivor: All-Stars, he finished in second place, losing to his future wife, Amber Brkich. He competed for the third time on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains where he came in eighth place — just one position shy of joining the jury. When Boston Rob returned for his fourth adventure on Survivor: Redemption Island, he dominated the game and won the $1 million prize with nearly every vote on his side. Shortly after he was announced as the sole Survivor, Boston Rob joined me on the red carpet for an exclusive one-on-one interview about the game. What does he think of his relationship with Grant? How did he feel having Amber and his daughters in the live studio audience to watch him win the game? Be sure to check out the video inside this story to find out everything he had to say!