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Fight Night on Samoa!

Well,  from the looks of it,  the Immunity Challenge is  a push and shove type  match on a pier .  I would say James looks like he is going to let loose his rage! Mud, Sweat and maybe some Tears will be played out Thursday night. The Physical challenges seem to keep getting into real fight situations. James is big enough, but in the previews they show some kind of pillow they will be using to try to push each other off a pier into the mud..

No clips of what the Reward challenge might be have surfaced on the Internet or a TV release, so we have a surprise in store.  Might be some food for whomever wins the challenge.

I also have to believe they need to start giving out clues to the HII’s. C’mon CBS, give us some clues and show the Troll King looking for them this week. From what CBS was saying after last season that the Idols would be just dropped around liberally, I thought someone would have tripped over one by now!

Odds say Heroes win the immunity idol this week, so start picking your Villain for eviction.  I know of at least 3 annoying people I’d like to see go! If Russell plays the same game he’ll show who his one female he wants to hang around the game tonight. And, if The Troll King is on his game I’m willing to say he finds an idol!

It looks like it’s pick on Russell week. Don’t go near the Troll if he’s under a bridge! He’s gonna getcha!!

Nightmare on Samoa Island!

Well, well, well, it looks like the VooDoo Queen will start her chants tonight. Poor Rob, from the previews it looks like he drank some date rape drug. He’s donw for a 9 count and gonna be weary for awhile. Russell needs to start looking for the HII because there should be a clue to where it is tonight.

While it’s still early in the game it seems we the audience are beginning to pic out favorites.

Based on the CBS Site Fan Poll:

20) Randy ………… 143

19) Danelle ………… 164

18) Candice ……….. 200

17) Sandra ………… 226

16) Coach ……….. 235

15) Courtney …… 275

14) Tysom ……… 292

13) Jerri ……….. 355

12) Parvati …….. 470

11) Amanda …….. 551

10) Cirie ………… 764

9) Tom ………… 812

8) Sugar ………. 863

7) Stephanie …… 875

6) Rob …………… 1027

5) Colby ………… 1153

4) Russell ………. 1379

3) JT ……………… 1422

2) James ………… 1423

1) Rupert ……… 1904

Where is you favorite and why don’t you think they weren’t rated higher?



39 days of fun and frolic …..

From August 9th until September 16th the cast-a-ways contested the Heroes vs. Villians and filmed it for our entertainment. Beginning in February we get to watch the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

‘Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains': Candice says that ‘being a hero is kinda cheesy’


Of course when she said that to me in Samoa right before filming on Heroes Vs. Villains, Candice Woodcock was pretty sure she was going to be on the Villains tribe. And with good reason: Candice is most famous for mutinying off her own tribe in the Cook Islands. Probst’s defense for making Candice a hero (which can be seen in the video below) is that Candice’s mutiny maneuver was a heroic move to get back on a team with the people she loved. Okay, but that runs completely contrary to the way Cook Islands was edited and presented, when Yul, Ozzy, Becky, and Sundra were the abandoned underdogs who had to overcome tremendous odds after being left for dead by Candice and Jonathan Penner. In fact, Cook Islands was an underwhelming season until we finally had people to root for and against, and make no mistake, back then Candice was being presented squarely in the “against” camp. But here she is a hero? Doesn’t make sense, but there you have it. [ an exclusive on location video ]

The Amazing Hulk!

James Clement, China and Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites
The gravedigger is a hot, generally nice guy, but he was voted out while holding two—two!—Immunity Idols.
Outwitticism: “I’ve lost my reign as dumbest Survivor ever!” (From the jury, after Erik sacrificed his Immunity Idol to Natalie and is summarily voted out by the four remaining women.)


James Clement (32)

Tribe: Heroes
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Current Residence: Malibu, Calif. and Lafayette, La.
Personal Claim To Fame: “Continuing the family business.”
Inspiration in Life: “My dad.”
Previous Finishes: China: 10th out, 4th Jury Member; Micronesia: Injured, 4th Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: “All the challenges.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Amanda Kimmel (China, Micronesia)
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: “No comment.”
Why Did He Come Back? : “To prove to myself I can get further in the game.”

Oh so close she has come to winning!

Heroes Tribe

Amanda Kimmel, China and Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites 
Heroism: The two-time runner-up [placing third in China and losing 5-3 to Parvati in Micronesia burned many with her disloyalty—except Ozzy. As tribemate Cirie noted at one point, “I think we will be getting pregnancy announcements from Amanda about the little Ozzlets on the way.”
“We could be worst enemies, or we can become allies.”

J.T. knows the Game!

J.T. Thomas, Tocantins
Heroism: The Survivor sweetheart won the game unanimously by being a challenge superstar, having an adorable accent and not pissing anyone off (except maybe petulant Stephen).
Outwitticism: Since J.T.’s so quiet and humble, we’ll leave it to Taj to explain why no one ever voted against J.T.: “[His name] just never came up because he was too sweet,” she said. “You just can’t find anything wrong with him.”


James “JT” Thomas Jr. (25)

Tribe: Heroes
Hometown: Samson, Ala.
Current Residence: Mobile, Ala.
Personal Claim To Fame: “Being the first in my family to go to college and earn a degree.”
Inspiration in Life: “My family.”
Previous Finishes: Tocantins: Winner
Favorite Past Moment: “Winning the final immunity challenge.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: “Myself- I am my own hero, because of what I accomplished and how it brought my family together.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: Johnny Fairplay (Pearl Islands, Micronesia)
Why Did He Come Back? : “It’s the ultimate challenge, I couldn’t pass it up.”

Danielle the Backstabber!

Danielle DiLorenzo, Exile Island
Villainy: Aside from being hot and actually finishing in second place, Danielle is not the most memorable of the Castaways. She qualifies as a villain for betraying her alliance with Terry and taking Aras instead to the final Tribal Council.
Outwitticism: “There’s a million dollars at stake and I’m not gonna take somebody because I made a promise to them,” Danielle rationalized. “I’m gonna take someone who I think I have a better chance of beating.”


Danielle DiLorenzo (26)

Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Personal Claim To Fame: “Playing on an international soccer team representing the U.S in a European league playing in the Gothia Cup in Germany.”
Inspiration in Life: “My grandfather.”
Previous Finishes: Panama: Runner-Up
Favorite Past Moment: “Beating Cirie in the fire building challenges.”
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: Parvati Shallow (Cook Islands,  Micronesia)
Previous Survivor She Respects Least: Russell Hantz (Samoa)
Why Did She Come Back?: “I had such an amazing experience the first time I played the game and the competitive edge in me also screamed “I have a good chance because I came so close last time.”

Two Time Loser is back for More!

Jerri Manthey, Australian Outback and All-Stars
Villainy: Nicknamed the “roaring bitch” for her abrasive personality (not to mention The Beef Jerky Incident), Jerri stormed out of the All-Stars reunion show in tears.
Outwitticism: “Right now, in my wildest fantasy, I can imagine pouring chocolate all over some hot dude’s bod and having sex while licking it off at the same time.”


Jerri Manthey (38)

Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Personal Claim To Fame: “Turning my acting dreams into reality.”
Inspiration in Life: “My mom.”
Previous Finishes: Australia: 8th out, 2nd jury member; All-Stars: 7th out
Favorite Past Moment: “Fishing with Mitchell and Amber.”
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: Ethan Zohn (Africa, All-Stars)
Previous Survivor She Respects Least: Shi-Ann Huang (Thailand, All-Stars)
Why Did She Come Back? : “The money of course!”

Tyson, Macho & Confident

Tyson Apostol, Tocantins
Villainy: The malevolent Mormon happily accepted Coach’s designation as his “assistant coach” while stabbing him, and the rest of his tribemates, in the back. The best soundbites ever.
Outwitticism: “I love seeing people cry when you crush all their hopes and dreams…Lying to everybody…actually brings me pleasure.”


Tyson Apostol (30)

Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Lindon, Utah
Current Residence: Heber City, Utah
Personal Claim To Fame: “College drop out, ex-pro cyclist, never had a real job… I guess I’m good at quitting.”
Inspiration in Life: “My parents, without them I could be dead.  I’d at least be homeless and starving.”
Previous Finishes: Tocantins: 8th out, 2nd Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: “My hilarious confessionals.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: “Myself.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: “Narrowed down to just one?  That’s impossible!”
Why Did He Come Back? : “Free tropical island getaway, an excuse to not brush my teeth and the potential of a fat pay check… as long as we get paid in diamonds and gold instead of US dollars.”


Extra Coverage – Parvati Bio


Parvati Shallow (27)
Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Current Residence: Public Storage, Los Angeles
Personal Claim To Fame: “Racking up thousands of friends on my fake facebook accounts.”
Inspiration in Life: Chuck Bass and Jeff Probst
Previous Finishes: Cook Islands: 15th Out, 7th Jury Member; Micronesia: Winner
Favorite Past Moment: “Eating chocolate cake in the tub while everyone watched.”
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: “Sweet Lil’ Cirie Fields (Panama, Micronesia) And Crazy Town Shane Powers (Panama)”
Previous Survivor She Respects Least: “Ozzy (for being a crybaby) (Cook Islands, Micronesia)”
Why Did She Come Back? : “For the love of the game, baby!”

Really Randy, you have no chance!

Randy Bailey, Gabon
Describing himself as “angry, blunt, mean and sarcastic—yet charming”(!)—the delightful curmudgeon says the only “person” he has ever loved was his dog, Johnson. Aw.
Outwitticism: “I have a new operation, and it’s called, Operation: Let Everyone Else Crash and Burn.”


Randy Bailey (50)
Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Personal Claim To Fame: “Never having been CONVICTED of a felony.”
Inspiration in Life: “Nothing inspires me!”
Previous Finishes: Gabon: 11th out, 3rd Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: “Awaking on Day 10 to a new team!”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Johnny Fairplay (Pearl Islands, Micronesia)
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: “Take your pick of the idiots from Gabon, mostly Bob.”
Why Did He Come Back? : “To right the wrong!”

Bonus Coverage


Benjamin “Coach” Wade (38)

Tribe: Villains
Hometown: Susanville, Calif.
Current Residence: Susanville, Calif.
Personal Claim To Fame: Holding the World’s Record for “Longest solo kayak trip 6,132 miles.”
Inspiration in Life: “Composing classical music for the Susanville Symphony.”
Previous Finishes: Tocantins: 11th out, 5th jury member
Favorite Past Moment: “My monastic approach to exile.”
Previous Survivor He Respects Most: Tom Westman (Palau)
Previous Survivor He Respects Least: Johnny Fairplay (Pearl Islands, Micronesia)
Why Did He Come Back?: “Redemption!”