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Reality TV News - April 2001

  • Peter Lance Files Motion To Unseal Survivor Court Records

    April 29, 2001
    Peter Lance has filed a Motion in Los Angeles Superior Court to unseal documents in the multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by SURVIVOR's producers against Stacey Stillman, the San Francisco attorney voted off in SURVIVOR's first season.

    Lance, whose investigative book THE STINGRAY was the first to reveal evidence that SURVIVOR's producers manipulated events that could have affected the outcome of the FCC regulated game show, also filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a motion by Ms. Stillman's attorneys to unseal court records that have been kept secret at the request of SEG Inc, (a partnership of CBS and Survivor Productions).

    Source: TheStingray.Net"

  • Kimmi Continues To Make Mom & Dad Proud -- Now Competing In Whipped Cream Bikini Contests

    April 29, 2001
    Wow, leave it to Kimmi to continue to set new media whorish lows for Survivor contestants...

    Kimmi, apparently not satisfied with her new role as a thong contest judge, has now moved on to actually COMPETING in -- no, not in thong contests, that'd be too classy for her apparently, or maybe it's just a conflict of interest -- whipped cream bikini contests.

    And in a move sure to make Internet perverts everywhere happy, WNEW, the New York City radio station conducting the contest in which Kimmi is competing, has put a couple of her photos online.

    How low can this girl go? ...we think Kimmi just officially got too sleazy for Playboy (who'd a thunk it?) -- time to see if maybe Penthouse is interested.

    Source: WNEW (Mature Content)"

  • British Version Of 'Temptation Island' Being Planned

    April 29, 2001
    Sky One and Channel 4 are planning to show a UK version of the controversial US reality TV show Temptation Island. A Sky One spokesman said that they are going ahead with the 12 part (that's double the original length of the US version) series but have not agreed the details.

    A Channel 4 spokesman confirmed that they have "acquired the US version for broadcast and will show the version Sky One are making". Sky One are looking at a variety of locations - including Belize, the Seychelles and the British Virgin Islands - but nothing is as yet confirmed.

    Channel 4 will not have editorial control over the show and will broadcast it only after Sky One does.

    Source: BBC

  • Jerri To Guest Star On Y&R -- As Herself!

    April 25, 2001
    Now that she's no longer a 'Survivor,' Jerri Manthey has become one of 'The Young and the Restless.' (some of us might agrue she was already one while still on 'Survivor')

    The contestant that everyone loved to hate will appear on the CBS soap opera on May 28 - playing, of all people, herself. (wow, there's an opportunity to S-T-R-E-T-C-H her acting ability)

    The network said she was scheduled to tape the episode Tuesday, appearing opposite Jess Walton, who plays scheming heiress Jill Abbott.

    Source: Yahoo!/AP"

  • 'Survivor' Run Extended By A Week With Another Post-Series Show

    April 25, 2001
    Hoping to squeeze every last ratings point out of 'Survivor: The Australian Outback' CBS will air the one-hour special 'Survivor: Back From the Outback' a week after the contest's $1 million winner is revealed.

    'Back From the Outback' will air May 10 at 8 p.m.; the special follows the 16 'Survivor' contestants as they return home and deal with their newfound fame. The hour also will feature interviews with the original 'Survivor' castmates.

    'Back From the Outback' pushes the 'Survivor' franchise into the third week of sweeps. It also sets up a battle between old-school 'Survivor' and new-school 'Survivor': The second half-hour of 'Back From the Outback' airs against NBC's special half-hour edition of 'Weakest Link' featuring a handful of original 'Survivors.'

    Source: Yahoo!/Variety"

  • Survivor Winner To Be Revealed Live In Two Hour Finale, Followed By Live Reunion Show"

    April 12, 2001
    CBS has announced that they will be revealing which "Survivor: The Australian Outback" contestant gets to take home the $1 million dollar grand prize on Thursday, May 3, in a special two-hour finale. The show will then be followed by a live one-hour reunion of all 16 contestants, hosted by "The Early Show's" Bryant Gumbel.
  • 'Survivor' files lawsuit versus 'Boot Camp', claims copyright law violations

    April 11, 2001
    CBS and Mark Burnett (the producer of Survivor) have filed a lawsuit claiming that Fox's Boot Camp reality series is a rip-off of the their smash hit reality series.
  • 'Survivor' Files Lawsuit Versus 'Boot Camp', Claims Copyright Law Violations"

    April 11, 2001
    CBS and Mark Burnett (the producer of 'Survivor') have filed a lawsuit claiming that Fox's show is a rip-off of the No. 1-rated reality show 'Survivor.'
  • REMINDER: Boot Camp To Air On Tuesday The Week Of Episode 3

    April 9, 2001
    Just a reminder that for Episode 3, 'Boot Camp' will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 10th at 9pm/8C on FOX and will then return to its Wednesday night time period on Wednesday, April 18th at 9pm/8C



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