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Jeff Probst Returning For 2 More 'Survivor' Seasons

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Jeff Probst won't be snuffing out his own torch any time soon. The "Survivor" host and executive producer will return for the nex...

Leave Civilization Behind in the Brazilian Outback

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Early adopters, listen up! You've got about five years to get to Brazil before the crowds descend on the 2016 Summer Olympics

Donald Trump Firing David Cassidy Instead of Richard Hatch: Clearly Ratings Trump Truth and Integrity

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

As the first Project Manager in the latest Celebrity Apprentice, Richard Hatch was not only arrogant and obnoxious, but mildly physical with the much smaller David Cassidy.

Survivor 22: Rerun Island: A Consummation Devoutly to be Wished.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Survivor opened this week watching Matt, aka Dr. Jesus, arriving on Zombie Island, a newly-made member of The Squawking Dead, like all Christians, seeking Redemption and Resurrection, whereas what he needs is what all zombies seek: brains.

Survivor 22: Rerun Island: A Phillip's Head Screwy Driver

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

So we got our first look at Zombie Island. Oh, they call it "Redemption Island," but every time I've ever heard someone offering "redemption," it always turns out to be a religious con-man-or-woman.

Survivor 22: Rerun Island: Our Man Big Mouth

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

In his online bio, David says: "9 times out of 10, when I walk into a room, I'm the most-intelligent person there." Perhaps, but obviously, when he's outdoors, he's the idiot wearing a black business suit into the rain forest.

Reality TV Is Not Reality

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Reality TV promotes the worst values and qualities in people -- and disguises them all as entertainment. Reality TV makes heroic decidedly unheroic values, characters and behavior.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Fetuses Gone Wild!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This was a a three-hour telecast, so we have a lot to discuss. Buckle up for safety.

'Survivor: Nicaragua' Winner Crowned

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jud "Fabio" Birza romanced the jury to win "Survivor: Nicaragua." The goofy 21-year-old model-student from Los Angeles overcame w...

Survivor Nicaragua: Yes, Fabio, There Is a Santa Claus!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

With Christmas coming, isn't it great when a miracle occurs? Judson Birza (aka Fabio on the latest edition of CBS' Survivor Nicaragua) managed to sta...

Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: Oedipal Wrecks.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

"What the [fatita] is wrong with Chase?" asked Holly? Well aesthetically, nothing. The entire top-of-the-show recap centered on the many betrayals by Chase, focusing solely on him.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Jeff Probst and the 7 Dwarfed-Intellects.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

After least week's jaw-dropper of a double-quit episode, leaving alliances in ruins, this week was surprisingly tame and dull.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Gulliver Among the Smuffs, Literally!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

After a week of recaps and old clips, the game recommenced where we left off two weeks ago, just after Brenda was blindsided. Kelly Still-Here felt le...

ELIMINATED: Coaching Legend Jimmy Johnson Kicked Off Survivor

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Johnson won't be adding the title of sole "Survivor" to his winning resume. The silver-haired 67-year-old former coach of t...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Libertards Gone Wild

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The promo described this as an "All-New Survivor." I must look up their meaning for "all-new," as it was new clips of old events. No game advancement tonight. Yawn.

The Joy of Glee

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

What Glee shows us is that viewers still hunger for quality. For originality. For something different. For shows that break the mold and succeed in turning old-fashioned into new-fashioned.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: The Blithering Inferno.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

"The time to hesitate is through. No time to wallow in the mire. Try now, we can only lose, And our love become a funeral pyre. Come on baby, ligh...

Survivor Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman Arrested For His Wife's Murder In Cancun

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for a reality TV producer charged with killing his wife in Mexico attacked the investigation Wednesday and promised a vigo...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: The Best-Laid Plans.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Dear wacky old Jane, a weird combination of Mammy Yokum and Grandmama Addams, with the merest whiff of Marjorie Main wafted in, started the wit off th...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior citizens: Crime and Punishment.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

We started this right off with the merge, which Marty felt was a good thing for him. I agree, although he immediately went to "I'm back in the saddle ...

Disaster: A Serious Game

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: They Baffle Science!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I've been complaining for a few weeks now that this season of Survivor has been tortuously dull. Well this week it bounced back with twists so bizarre that, in the words of my idol W.C. Fields: "They baffle science!"

Andre Sobel Essay Winner: Cancer Isn't a Battle you Fight by Yourself

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

Cancer isn't an illness you face in solitude. Look around, you're not alone in fighting this daunting demon -- you have your family, your friends, your relatives.

Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens: Spinning Marty

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

We started right out this week with Twice-Shoeless Dan telling Crazy Holly he wanted to quit. There are thousands of people out there who want to be on Survivor, and only 36 to 40 who actually get to do it each year.

The Untold Truths of a Teen With Cancer

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

You will find that the third place winner of the Andre Sobel Essay contest, Arianna Elnes, could have easily been the first.