Sure, Jeff Probst has dimples the size of the Grand Canyon, but his function on “Survivor” is pretty much only to deliver the line, “The tribe has spoken.” Oh, and to snuff out that flame. Like Chris Harrison on “The Bachelor” and Ryan Seacrest on “American Idol,” he mainly blends into the scenery of the show and doesn’t actually get to show much personality. So we were surprised to hear that Jeff will soon be hosting his on daytime talk show, which will cover everything from “newsmakers to ordinary families in extraordinary circumstances.” I’m just not sure what to expect with that. [EW]
In honor of Jeff’s new gig, I think it’s time to Shun, Shag, and Marry he and his fellow reality TV hosts. Keep reading »
On Tuesday, “Survivor” contestant Jennifer Lyon, 37, died of breast cancer. She first noticed the lump in 2004 but didn’t do anything about it because she figured it was scar tissue from her breast implant surgery. In 2005, a few months after she placed fourth on the show, Lyon was diagnosed with stage-three cancer. She had a radical mastectomy, went on chemo and was prescribed drugs. Sadly, all that wasn’t enough. Many of Jennifer’s former competitors are calling her brave and inspirational. I personally think it’s pretty cool that even after she got really sick, she worked hard to raise money for breast cancer research so that others could have a better chance than she did. [CNN] Keep reading »
Looks like “Megan Wants a Millionaire” contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins isn’t the only reality TV star in trouble with the law today. While police look for Ryan, who’s a “person of interest” after his bikini-model new wife was found strangled to death, stuffed in a suitcase, and left in a dumpster, two other reality show stars are keeping it a little too real.
First, ”Survivor” season one winner, Richard Hatch. Keep reading »
Yemenia Airways Flight 626 very sadly crashed early this morning in the Indian Ocean. And of the 142 passengers and 11 crewmembers on board, the sole survivor is a 5-year-old boy. The flight was set to land at the Comoros Islands having originated in France, but descended through bad weather and lost contact with air traffic control. In 2007, faults had been reported with this jet and it seems that the 70-mile per hour winds the plane faced on landing got the best of it. Very scarily, this is the second airbus to crash into the ocean this month. On the other hand, there is one very fortunate survivor. [ABC] Keep reading »
Last night Emmy’s were a snooze fest, but there were some real winners we want to sleep with! First, Jon Stewart, the Daily Hotness alum who hosts “The Daily Show”, won a statuette for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series. Stewart makes us sweat his sexy, suit wearin’ style and then gets us giggly with his silly side. The second stud with a statue, “Survivor”’s Jeff Probst, winner of the Outstanding Host for a Reality Program, makes being marooned on deserted island look GOOD. Something tells us, if we ever got a hold of the raw footage of that show, we’d have proof that perfectly bronzed Probst doesn’t have any tan lines. The third winner of the night, Jeremy Piven, aka Ari Gold from “Entourage”, has been making us want to seal the deal since his film roles in the early ’90s. He won last night for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, but we’d like to make him our main man…or at least part of the hottest ménage in Hollywood. So while these three winners have never been in anything together, we ladies of The Frisky would like to offer to be their first joint creative project. [Buzz Sugar] Keep reading »
Why am I such a sucker for reality TV romances? Aside from Jim and Pam on The Office, most romantic TV story lines don’t penetrate my cold heart, but for some reason, when love blooms on reality TV, I turn to mush. On last night’s Survivor: Micronesia finale, Ozzy declared his love for Amanda during the jury deliberations. It was really, really cute. Now I understand why “Ozzy and Amanda” is such a popular search term on Google! Keep reading »