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April 24, 2014

Ousted 'Survivor: Nicaragua' Contestant: 'Next Time, I'll Play With My Head, Not My Heart'

Here's the good news: the previews for next week's 'Survivor: Nicaragua' promise a re-jiggering of the tribes. (Phew. Lord knows that this season needs a serious boost of adrenaline.) The bad news? For one not-so-lucky player, the shake-up is coming a tad too late. How does he/she feel about the switcheroo? Read on to find out. WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!...

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'Survivor: Nicaragua' Season 21, Episode 4 Recap

['Survivor: Nicaragua' - 'Pulling the Trigger'] Dear Mark Burnett: We get it. When it comes to competing in 'Survivor' style challenges, "old" people get their butts handed to them with alarming regularity. We learned this back in Panama, it's painful to watch now, let's please just move on. I'm having a hard time staying awake. When last night's episode opened with the Espada tribe...

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Jimmy Johnson on 'Survivor': 'The Most Stressful Time of My Life'

Jimmy Johnson had a big ol' target on his back from the moment he set foot in Nicaragua to play 'Survivor' -- and he knew it only too well. But having people gunning for him and resenting his celebrity didn't stop the venerable former NFL coach from wanting to participate in the game he loves so much -- it made him want to play more. "There's no way in the world a jury's gonna give me a million...

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'Survivor: Nicaragua' Season 21, Episode 3 Recap

['Survivor: Nicaragua' - 'Glitter in Their Eyes'] As last night's third (kinda boring) episode of 'Survivor: Nicaragua' unfolded, two things became abundantly clear. One, Marty's insanely jealous of Jimmy Johnson and wants him gone. Two, NaOnka's gunning to be the season's resident badass. Would either -- or both -- get their wish? Having voted off pompous loudmouth, Shannon Elkins, in last...

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'Survivor: Nicaragua' Season 21, Episode 2 Recap

['Survivor: Nicaragua' - 'Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All'] During last night's episode of 'Survivor: Nicaragua,' we were treated to a big helping of "crazy meltdown" courtesy of Espada's resident Sybil, Holly Hoffman. Before our very eyes we watched the swim coach from South Dakota lose it. Big time. She became paranoid about eating snails, imagined conversations and -- borrowing a page...

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'Top Chef: DC' Winner Kevin Sbraga: 'No One Knew I'd Won'

After 14 episodes and a Singaporian show down of epic proportions, there's a new Top Chef out there in culinary land -- 31-year-old Kevin Sbraga of New Jersey. And, while the other two men did their best to capture the title (and the prizes), in the end, as Tom Colicchio bemoaned, only one could be crowned the winner. "This is a life changer," Sbraga said after Padma Lakshmi announced that...

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Ousted 'Survivor: Nicaragua' Contestant Didn't Know Who Jimmy Johnson Was

It's never fun to be voted off 'Survivor' -- even less so when you're the first castaway sent packing. But that's life in reality TV-land, folks; someone's got to go. With the wrinkle of 'Survivor: Nicaragua' pitting the old guys vs. the young guns, any misstep could have contributed to the first ouster. Naturally, all the contestants were sizing each other up and trying to pinpoint the weak...

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'Survivor: Nicaragua' Season 21, Episode 1 (Season Premiere) Recap

[Survivor: Nicaragua 'Young at Heart'] What do you get when you take a self-professed chatterbox, an Iron Man-running amputee and a Super Bowl-winning coach and strand them on the remote stretches of a Central American island to duke it out with seventeen other hopefuls in a quest for a million bucks? The answer, in case you're new to this whole reality TV thing, is quite clear -- you get...

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'Top Chef: DC' Season Finale Recap

As the season 7 finale of 'Top Chef' unfolded last night, you couldn't help but fantasize about what might have gone down in some Bravo producer's office. "Let's do the finale in Singapore," one may have pitched. "OK, but it'll still be lackluster with this crop of chefs," countered another. "Let's bring back Mike Voltaggio and Hung Huynh and Ilan Hall and then we'll have some excitement." ...

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Garth Brooks Song to Be Made Into Lifetime Movie

The prayers of Garth Brooks fans have been answered -- according to the Hollywood Reporter, one of his best-loved songs has become the inspiration for a Lifetime movie. Based on 1990's 'Unanswered Prayers,' the country star's No. 1 hit about a married man who runs into an old high school flame and realizes that she "wasn't quite the angel that I remembered," the cable network has cast Eric...

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