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Height That Helped His NBA Career Now Threatens His Life

Ex-Pacer Scot Pollard, who was also on 'Survivor,' awaits heart transplant from a patient his size

(Newser) - At 6-foot-11, Scot Pollard's size helped him play more than a decade in the NBA, earning him a championship ring with the 2008 Boston Celtics. Now it may be killing him. Pollard needs a heart transplant, an already dire predicament that's made more difficult by the fact so...

Jeff Probst Issues Big Apology on Survivor Finale

'You were right,' host tells former contestant Kellee Kim

(Newser) - Survivor contestant Kellee Kim pointed out fellow contestant Dan Spilo's "inappropriate touching" starting on day one of the reality TV competition. By day 22, producers had gotten involved and the issue was addressed on the show ; Kim was voted off the island that same day. By day 36...

Survivor Boots Castaway for First Time Ever

Dan Spilo left the island, and not because he was voted off

(Newser) - For the first time in its 39 seasons (yes, we said 39), Survivor has booted a cast member for inappropriate behavior. "A decision has been made, and Dan will not be returning to the game," host Jeff Probst told the castaways on Wednesday's episode, referring to former...

A #MeToo Moment on Survivor
A #MeToo
Moment on 

A #MeToo Moment on Survivor

Contestant Dan Spilo accused of being too handsy

(Newser) - Reality TV got quite real Wednesday night during a double episode of Survivor, with an unexpected dose of #MeToo. People reports on the "major scandal" to touch the CBS show involving contestant Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old Hollywood talent manager, and some of his fellow tribe members. Multiple contestants accused...

Former Survivor Producer Who Murdered Wife Goes Free

Bruce Beresford-Redman spent 7 years in Mexico prison

(Newser) - The former Survivor producer convicted of murdering his wife during a family vacation to Cancun in 2010 is once again a free man. Bruce Beresford-Redman went on trial in Mexico and was sentenced to 12 years; he served just seven in a Quintana Roo prison and was released two months...

Survivor and WWE Star Ashley Massaro Dead at 39
A Former Wrestling
Star Is Dead at 39

A Former Wrestling Star Is Dead at 39

Ashley Massaro said she'd suffering from depression, other injuries from WWE

(Newser) - She was a model who appeared on the cover of Playboy, as a contestant on Survivor, and as a contender in the ring for WWE . Ashley Massaro had done much in her 39 years, but the chance to do more was cut short early Thursday, when she was pronounced dead...

Apparent Survivor Contestants Messed Up Big Time

They may have spilled the beans too early about being on the show, could face $5M penalty

(Newser) - "Outwit, outplay, outlast" is the motto for CBS' hit reality show Survivor, but Alec Merlino and Kara Kay may not have done so hot on the first part. TMZ outs the two as contestants on season 37, which just finished filming in Fiji last week, but only after the...

Survivor Contestant Outs Trans Rival, Swiftly Pays Price

Zeke Smith speaks out on 'malicious' move

(Newser) - "I was maliciously outed by a former local network news anchor. What a summer!" That's how Zeke Smith sums up his adventure on Survivor: Game Changers, which turned out to be a bit more eventful than Smith's first appearance on the reality show last season. As...

'Eye of the Tiger' Singer Violates Newt Copyright
 'Eye of the Tiger' Singer 
 Violates Newt Copyright 
'colbert report'

'Eye of the Tiger' Singer Violates Newt Copyright

Survivor frontman sings from Gingrich book on 'Colbert '

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's unauthorized use of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" has led to a lawsuit —and now revenge. On the Colbert Report , Survivor frontman Dave Bickler took to the stage and infringed Newt's copyright by singing line after line from Gingrich's most recent book,...

Survivor Producer Busted in Wife's Murder

Bruce Beresford-Redman wanted in Mexico

(Newser) - Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman has been taken into custody, more than 5 months after Mexican authorities accused him of killing his wife and issued a warrant for his arrest. Beresford-Redman was arrested as a fugitive at his home in California, AP reports. He will appear in court in Los...

Survivor Murder Suspect 'Incensed' at Arrest Warrant

Wife Monica 'was everything to us'

(Newser) - A Mexican judge issued a warrant yesterday for the arrest of Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer suspected in the April 8 murder of his wife in Cancun. “Monica was the axis around which our whole family revolved,” says Beresford-Redman in his first public statement. “I am devastated...

Survivor Exec Suspected in Wife's Murder Back in US

Beresford-Redman left Mexico sans passport

(Newser) - A former Survivor producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death has returned to the United States, his lawyer said today. Bruce Beresford-Redman returned to Los Angeles County "to be with his children and attend to family and personal matters." The lawyer said Beresford-Redman, who has...

Mistress Emails Look Bad for Survivor Producer

Murder suspect expresses fury at wife

(Newser) - Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is the only suspect in his wife's murder and emails obtained by Radar —which beat TMZ in a bidding war over the cache from "a close friend" of the dead woman—make him look even more suspicious. Beresford-Redman lashes out at wife Monica in...

Survivor Producer Was Having Affair

Victim's sister says Bruce Beresford-Redman's arm is scratched

(Newser) - Monica Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer's wife who was found dead in Mexico yesterday, had recently learned her husband was having an affair. “I know he was having an affair, and she found out," Monica's sister tells Radar , adding that she believes Bruce Beresford-Redman, who is being questioned by...

Survivor Producer Detained in Wife's Death in Cancun

Bruce Beresford-Redman is a suspect in Mexico

(Newser) - A former producer of Survivor and Pimp My Ride has been detained in Mexico as a suspect in his wife's death. The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found in a sewer today near the resort hotel in Cancun where she was staying with husband Bruce. A witness saw the couple...

World Hates Prejean Cuz She's Hot: Trump
 World Hates Prejean 
 Cuz She's Hot: Trump 

World Hates Prejean Cuz She's Hot: Trump

Plus, first Survivor gets dragged back to jail, and more

(Newser) - Former Miss California Carrie Prejean is only controversial “because she’s so beautiful,” Donald Trump told David Letterman last night. “She said that a man should marry a woman, and it became very controversial for whatever reason, but I always said it was really because of her...

Dems Spoof 'Marooned' GOP
 Dems Spoof 
 'Marooned' GOP 

Dems Spoof 'Marooned' GOP

Web ad likens Republicans to Survivor cast

(Newser) - A new DNC ad touts the latest Survivor series: the GOP edition, the Huffington Post reports. The Web spot begins with Sen. Olympia Snowe, the “Last of the Moderates,” describing how being a Republican moderate can feel like “being a cast member of Survivor,” and goes...

Prime Time Is White, Reality TV Is Real
Prime Time Is White,
Reality TV Is Real

Prime Time Is White, Reality TV Is Real

Scripted shows still focused on white rich people

(Newser) - Another way reality TV is “realer” than its scripted cousin: Its diverse casts reflect the population, while scripted TV sticks to stories about young, well-off white people, writes Greg Braxton in the Los Angeles Times. “We're looking to create shows that everyday people can relate to," says...

Survivor Winner Appeals Tax Conviction to Supreme Court

Hatch hopes to get out of jail soon

(Newser) - Original Survivor winner Richard Hatch has appealed his tax evasion conviction to the US Supreme Court, reports E! Online. Hatch is serving a four-year sentence for failing to report his $1 million winnings from the reality show. He claims that CBS executives promised to pay the taxes after he caught...

Oprah Makes Giving Competitive
Oprah Makes Giving Competitive

Oprah Makes Giving Competitive

New show's contestants will compete to be the best philanthropist

(Newser) - Heavyweight philanthropist Oprah Winfrey will outsource giving to a whole new level tonight: Her new ABC reality show, “Oprah’s Big Give,” makes charity a competition. Contestants compete to raise money for needy folks and causes, and each week the lowest-earner is given the boot, reports the New ...

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