June 12, 2013 5:29am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman returned to the spotlight for the first time since his rehab stint to speak at an awards ceremony in New York City on Tuesday (11Jun13). The Capote star, who spent more than 20 years sober, completed a 10-day treatment program to tackle substance abuse issues last month (13) following a relapse in 2012.
He subsequently returned to work filming on location in Europe, and on Tuesday he was back in the spotlight at the Envision Awards.
Hoffman spoke of his memories working with Sony Pictures Classics co-founders Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, who were honoured with a prize for their work in the film industry.
Actresses Candice Bergen and Marcia Gay Harden also made speeches at the ceremony.
April 30, 2013 4:35pm EST
Actress Candice Bergen is set to produce a film about her ventriloquist father. Edgar Bergen and his wooden sidekick dummy Charlie McCarthy found fame in the 1930s and fronted their own U.S. TV show The Chase and Sanborn Hour, which ended in 1956 after 19 years.
The former Murphy Brown star spoke about her dad's entertaining life in her memoir Knock Wood, and now she is adapting the book for the big screen as a tribute to her father, who passed away in 1978.
A statement from Candice, about the dummy that overshadowed her father's legacy, reads, "This creation took over and eclipsed the creator. It was the dummy that wouldn't die. All the fan mail initially went to Charlie. And Edgar wasn't really welcome at parties in the beginning unless Charlie was with him. It was totally surreal."
March 10, 2013 10:49am EST
Craving a fun, crazy, wild, sexual ride? That's exactly what Justin Timberlake delivered as he hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time Saturday. Facing high expectations going into the evening, Timberlake more than lived up to the hype during his duties. Not only did the multi-hyphenate revive old characters, like his "D**k in a Box" lady-killer and OmeletteVille shiller, Timberlake also headlined some entertaining new sketches. He posed as temporarily chaste Emperor Caligula, starred in a fictional romantic comedy trailer, made an appearance in a Moet & Chandon commercial, and performed two of his hit new songs.
But, there was more. SNL also inducted Timberlake into the "Five-Timers Club" and upon entering, he greeted by some more than A-List celebrity names like Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, and more. Oh yeah, and Jay-Z even made an appearance during one of Timberlake's performances. If SNL was trying to make us forget the series' past subpar three months, it certainly succeeded.
Read below to see what happened during Saturday night's star-studded episode.
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Hugo Chavez Memorial Performance
Becoming one of the rare hosts to appear in SNL's cold open, Timberlake posed as Elton John, sitting down at the piano to play and sing a tribute to deceased Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. Poking fun at both John’s Princess Diana’s tribute, "Candle in the Wind," and the late leader, Timberlake sang about Chavez’s pistol-wielding press conferences and bizarre view that Capitalism killed Mars.
Justin Joins the Five-Timers Club
A dapper Timberlake began the star-studded festivities during his monologue, which officially inducted the five-time host into SNL's famous "Five-Timers Club." An update of Tom Hanks' famous 1990 monologue, Timberlake's opening brought back five-time hosts Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, and Hanks himself. (Members Drew Barrymore and John Goodman weren’t on-hand, but their portraits hung on the wall.)
As if those big names wasn't enough, original cast member Dan Aykroyd was there to serve Timberlake a special Gilly-inspired drink called the “Kristen Wiig” (god bless her SNL departed soul), and Martin Short, the third amigo, served hors d’oeuvres covered in the germs from his sneezes. If you were hoping for a Three Amigos reunion, you were rewarded later in the episode when Short, Martin, and Chase (in his first post-Community TV appearance) dressed as Ned Nederlander, Lucky Day, and Dusty Bottoms later in the show to introduce Timberlake's second performance.
It’s A Date
"D**k in a Box" twosome Timberlake and Andy Samberg made their return as a double dating pair posing as contestants in a Dating Game-esque program. But they had some lofty and legendary competition — they were stacked up against Bobby Moynihan as a sweet contestant looking for love and Aykroyd and Martin's Festrunk Brothers, the two wild and crazy guys made famous during SNL's 1970s glory days.
Turns out Timberlake and Samberg's duo and the Festrunk Brothers were the real match mad in heaven during the hilarious sketch — not only was it a treat for hardcore SNL fans to see Aykroyd and Martin revive their 30-year-old characters, but the "D**k in a Box" two some invited uproarious laughter with their dream dates, which included “[railing] on your butt," and their insistence that women can't get pregnant in the summertime. (Bonus points for the DuckTales shout-out.)
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VeganVille Vs. Sausage Depot
OmletteVille reinvented! Timberlake tried to create a “meat-free zone” by musically intimidating Moynihan's Sausage Depot mascot to give up his post, much like he did in the singer's now-famous 2003 OmletteVille sketch. In this bit, Timbelake whipped up some of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” with “brown rice baby” as the kicker, and even sang tofu-inspired versions of hits from Rihanna and more. Timberlake ended the sketch with Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.” WHY, TIMBERLAKE WHY? I love you, but don't you know we've been trying to shake off the shake?
Birth Control NuvaBling Commercial
This sketch advertises a scary imaginary product: a bedazzled NuvaRing. For those who think vajazzling just isn't enough, the birth control product shines from within you... and hurts. Honestly, I could have done without this piece — I certainly didn't need nightmares about “shining up that 'gine" to accompany me to bed.
Timberlake Performs "Suit & Tie"
If Veganville didn’t give you enough of Timberlake’s infamous dancing skills, he certainly delivered performing his new single, “Suit & Tie.” There’s no denying that this man has his groove back after his musical hiatus, which gives us extra reason to continue to be endlessly jealous of the singer's new wife, Jessica Biel.
As if his dance skills weren’t enough, Jay-Z also joined Timberlake on stage to finish up the performance. And when it was over, I was left craving for Timberlake to “show [me] a few [more] things.”
Seth Meyers started off the “Weekend Update” with another Chavez funeral joke and a rib about the North Korea-bound Dennis Rodman crashing the papal conclave. Meyers also joked about Playboy's Hebrew version of the magazine (look at the women's breasts from right to left) and Saturday's switch to Daylight Savings Time: “The clock on your oven will be wrong for six months.” Actually, the clock on my wall will finally be right again for the next six months.
And proving that SNL continued to pull out all the stops, Stefon (Bill Hader) appeared on Weekend Update to share his patented party advice, and, as an added bonus, offered an impression of Donald Duck having a Vietnam nightmare. (We couldn't have dreamed up anything better.) But the bit left us wondering one thing: Why didn't anyone tell us Jamba Juice was bad for you?
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The Tales of Sober Caligula
Emperor Caligula (played by Timberlake) decided to clean up and stop abusing alcohol and partaking in orgies. What caused the infamous Roman Emperor to give up his dirty ways? He “woke up with [his] penis in the mouth of a dead lion” one day. (You don't want to know where the lion's penis was.) So, instead of the usual orgies, Caligula ruled that his court would participate in game night instead. Screw sober Caligula — doesn’t a Timberlake sexcapade sound much more thrilling? At least the pig got lucky.
Maine Justice or Southern Lies?
Timberlake's hair as a Maine-based baliff was the first sign of bad things to come in this mock court TV show. Indistinguishable dialogue, a blowup alligator, and a confusing premise (a town in Maine thinks its New Orleans?) couldn’t save the sketch, despite Timberlake's valiant efforts.
Timberlake Performs “Mirrors”
The Three Amigos — Short, Martin, and Chase — dressed up as a mariachi band as a nod to their 1986 movie and introduced Timberlake for his second performance. There is nothing else that can be said about this other than it was flawless.
She’s Got A D!%k
Airing near the end of the night, Timberlake’s mock movie trailer centered on “an adorable brunette,” who Timberlake finds out actually has a d**k. But despite his confused black friend’s advice, the heart wants what it wants, and the romantic comedy had the potential to be even better than Friends With Benefits.
Moet & Chandon
Ricky V.I.Penis (Timberlake’s final character of the night) closed the show with an advertisement for Moet and Chandon starring porn stars. Imagining Timberlake as a porn star needing more room in his pants? Now, that's a real reason to celebrate!
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January 16, 2013 9:45am EST
When Hollywood.com sat down with the stars and creators of Workaholics about the show's newest batch of episodes, things got weird. It wasn't entirely unexpected, considering that's the unofficial motto of their Comedy Central sitcom about three slacker telemarketers.
There was a Daniel Day Lewis impression, a strange metaphor about sauce and noodles and nuggets, a cameo from Dog the Bounty Hunter, a shout out to Hot Lips from M*A*S*H — and that's just the stuff we cut out. But between all the weirdness, Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck had a lot of very thoughtful things to say about their hit comedy. Here's what you need to know about Workaholics season three, part two, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.
How weird will these episodes be?
Blake: The weirdest.
Adam: I'm done with weird. I'm saying strange.
Anders: Yeah, it's very strange. Home on the strange.
Blake: I haven't signed off on that yet, but I like it.
Kyle: We just started it but I'm on board.
Anders: I was done with weird anyways. I'm going with fantastic. 'Let's get fantastic! Let's get fantastic!'
Adam: It's my favorite season.
Blake: Weirdest season yet.
What are the jokes like?
Blake: They're fast and weird.
Anders: They're bottle rockets coming at you at lighting speed.
Adam: Strike that. Cannons. Canons are faster than rockets.
Will the episodes look different at all?
Adam: We're not changing much. If you like our show, you're going to continue to like our show. We're not trying to reinvent the wheel. Nobody's getting married, nobody's having kids.
Kyle: Nobody's got a girlfriend!
Adam: We still love how the show is. This is going to be 40 episodes — this next [batch of] 10 is going to make it 40 [total] — and that's not quite two seasons of a regular network show. We still feel like we have time to grow into those things and I'm sure we will down the line, but right now we're still having fun with these characters.
Blake: What's really weird, though, is if you didn't like the show and you start watching, you're going to really like it. If you already liked it, you're going to love it, but if you didn't like it, you're going to start liking it.
How is it more accessible?
Blake: We just got cuter.
Adam: What happened to me is I gained a little weight so I could be more accessible to people. They're not like 'Oh my god, he's like a male model comedian, yuck, ugh.' It's like 'Oh, he's a little squishy, He's like me. He's accessible.' And girls are like 'Look how cuddly he is, ' just want to cuddle up in his neck fat and go to sleep.'
Did you shoot these episodes at the same time as the first half of the season?
Adam: This year was pretty insane because we started Jan. 2, wrote 10, shot 10, took [time] off, wrote 10, shot 10, and then that was abut three weeks ago.
Kyle: And we do this for you guys. It isn't for us.
Blake: I would've liked to let my back heal.
Now that you have two more seasons, will you be taking more risks or making the story more serialized?
Adam: People don't want to have to know what happened the week before [in comedy]. With our show you just want to have 22 minutes that is fun and fast with a lot of jokes and laugh and a good story and that's it.
Have you considered giving them a different job?
Adam: Yeah, definitely. At the beginning we didn't know what we were going to do. Ders and I had done telemarketing before and thought that it was the worst dogs--t job you could have.
Anders: [I don't like] when shows get too involved in the job.
Adam: Yeah! You don't know what Murphy Brown did at the job.
Anders: She was a news anchor. It was all about the job. [Laughs]
Adam: [Laughs] Oh, I had no idea. I've actually never seen that show.
Anders: By the way, Candice Bergen can come on the show. She's still got it. She still looks great.
Who are your dream guest stars for seasons four and five?
Anders: Daniel Day Lewis. Jamie Foxx. Christoph Waltz. Leonardo DiCaprio. Paul Walker. Channing Tatum. And Tatum O'Neal.
Adam: We're trying to get anyone that hasn't done TV before. if you're a movie star and don't want to do TV or do comedy, we want you. Come on down. Just flop in the mud with us.
Workaholics airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.
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August 01, 2012 10:15am EST
The former TV star reveals she would often gift Vidal with quality Scotch whiskey whenever she went to visit him and the frequent presents paid off this summer (12) when Shepherd was chosen to take over from Candice Bergen in the political production, about rival presidential candidates.
Vidal passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday (31Jul12) after suffering complications from pneumonia, and Shepherd is saddened she never got the chance to see her old pal one last time before he lost his fight for life.
During an appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Wednesday (01Aug12), she said, "We just found out Gore passed away; he had been ill for quite a while. Unfortunately I did not get to see him (towards the end) but he was always in my heart and I always took him at least five bottles of single malt Scotch so he would remember me... I really think if he hadn't wanted me in this play, I wouldn't have gotten this part."
Shepherd's co-star Kristin Davis also remembered Vidal on her Twitter.com blog and revealed she will be dedicating her performance on Wednesday night to the late literary icon.
June 27, 2012 10:54am EST
CBS' critical darling, The Good Wife, is already rocking a solid set of TV and film vets. The former half of ER's greatest love story, Julianna Margulies, leads the cast that includes Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton in the house!), former Sports Night faux-anchor Josh Charles, and Sex and the City's knight in a Lincoln town car, Chris Noth. Now, the series is adding Broadway vet Nathan Lane as a recurring character, after previously announcing that Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth and ER star Maura Tierney are signed on in a similar capacity this season as well. This legal drama is taking a page out of another classic courtroom romp's playbook: Boston Legal should be hollering "copy cat!" right about now.
Alright, so both series are legal dramas (one with a little more comedy than the other, thanks to William Shatner) with a level of discourse and character development that raises each program above its formulaic legal drama cohorts like Law & Order. They're obviously not the same show — Boston Legal centered on Denny Crane (Shatner) and Alan Shore (James Spader), two chauvantistic and often unethical lawyers, and The Good Wife centers on Alicia Florrick (Margulies) a woman escaping the shadow of her famous husband's sex scandal and regaining her own legal career — but they're clearly pulling items from the same bag of tricks.
In addition to Boston Legal's set of leading TV vets like Shatner, Spader, and Candice Bergen, the series saw plenty of recurring characters including Fox, Betty White, Delta Burke, Katey Sagal, and Parker Posey. The series also added Julie Bowen (Modern Family), fresh off of four years on Ed and a stint as Jack Shepherd's ex-wife on Lost, as a series regular in 2005.
Clearly, CBS' Sunday night drama is playing the Boston Legal card, but as long as the series continues to throw out Aces like Lane and Chenoweth, you won't hear us complaining.
Details of Lane's character have yet to be released, and while The Good Wife is set to air Sunday nights at 9 PM ET on CBS, its premiere date has yet to be announced.
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June 13, 2012 5:00am EST
The actress has kept a low profile after appearing in hit series Sex And The City and its spin-off movies, but she's now stepping back into the spotlight in Gore Vidal's play about politics.
She will replace Kerry Butler in the part of Mabel Cantwell, the wife of a presidential candidate. She is one of a number of high-profile stars to join the cast, including Cybill Shepherd, who replaces Candice Bergen, and John Stamos, who will take over Eric McCormack's role.
Davis is the last of the Sex And The City leads to appear on the New York stage. Her stint kicks off on 10 July (12) until the show wraps in September (12).
June 10, 2012 10:40pm EST
What good is sittin' alone in your room? Well, actually, a lot of great things come out of sitting alone in your room--like Game of Thrones marathons! (What were you thinking, sickos?) Anyway, come hear the music play, old chum! Doesn't Everbody loves a good Broadway hootenanny, right? Of course you do! And if you don't, well then get out of this post! Helmed again this year by the man of many fabulous hats, Neil Patrick Harris, the show was all that is glittery and jazz-handy about the Great White Way (or as NPH called it, "Fifty Shades of Gay" ba-zing!).
Below we have the best and the worst of the 2012 Tony Awards--at least, the bits that Hollywood didn't try to steal from the Broadway scene. Because, yeah, hey, wow, there were lots of TV and Movie actors on this show, huh? Are they mad that they don't have their own award shows or something? In any event, some people won, more people lost, and if you want that list, please click here. Please consider this our official petition to have Neil Patrick Harris just host everything forever.
Best Kooky Tony's Intro Starring A Whole Bunch of White Dudes:
The Book of Mormon
Best Use of Theater Surprise Face:
Best Excuse to Put John Lithgow on TV:
The 2012 Tony Awards
Worst Attempt at an 1890s New York Accent:
Best Use of a Mushroom Cap as a Wig:
Best Speaking Voice, Ever:
Bernadette Peters and her Incredible Non-Moving Face
Best Use of a Roger Sterling LSD trip:
The Follies' performance
Worst Idea Ever:
Ghost, The Musical
Best Use of a Face:
John Larroquette's glasses
Best Use of the Color Blue:
Josh Young's perilously well-tailored suit
Best Use of Puns:
NPH's Spider-Man bit featuring the flawless Angela Lansbury
Worst Glittery Nipples:
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Best Name of a Real Live Human:
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Worst Consolation Prize for "Bombshell" Not Getting Nominated For Anything:
Christian Borle aka Tom Levitt (#SmashJokes)
Best Use of Holographic Automaton Technology:
Best Broadwayiest Moment:
Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone singing at each other
Best Use of a Harvey Fierstein:
Worst Crowdsurf Ever:
That chick that crowd-surfed behind NPH after Hairspray. Because there's nothing cooler and more appropriate at a black-tie awards ceremony than to crowd-surf. And yes, it was probably a planned gag (since they were real into those sort of behind the scenes/unplanned gags), but it was STILL the worst of the planned "unplanned" gags.
Hugh Jackman's wife
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Worst Hobo Resort Collection:
Candice Bergen's shirt and the technicolor jacket from hell that has taken her hostage
Best, Most Adorable Accent, EVER, YOU GUYS!:
Best Tony Awards Drinking Game:
Drink every time: Jesus.
Best Bizarre Crush:
Nina Arianda on Christopher Plummer
Best Members of the Theater Elite:
Matt Stone and Trey Parker
Best GIF Ever Created in the History of the Internet:
[GIF via Daniel Shannon]
Is that all there is? Is that all there is?! It is all there is, my dear, but let's keep dancing! Discuss your favorite moments in the comments below!
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Tonys 2012: The Winners
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May 14, 2012 12:37pm EST
So, Candice Bergen won this whole damn thing. Good for you, Candice Bergen. You deserved it. Honestly this finale was rather a let down to watch, mostly because Candice Bergen's win was as inevitable as a Hunger Games sequel. The only real surprise was that she didn't take Miss Congeniality Alycia and Sad Sack Christina to the end but decided to stick out her alliance with Sabrina and some blonde ghost that kept wafting through the episode. But all of that is moot because, well, she won anyway.
Instead of going through the episode step-by-step (you probably already watched it!) let's do a round up of things about it that I loved and that I hated.
Things I Loved:
The Winner: Candice Bergen clearly deserved to win. All season she dominated the game physically, strategically, and socially. She was the only one who seemed to do anything. Mike (or Matt, maybe. Whatever, it was one of the guys with abs) said at the final tribal that the flaw in her game is that she got all the blame for the blindsides. The problem is that with the blame comes the credit. Sabrina and Chelsea tried to pretend like they had game, but they really couldn't point to one thing that they did to get them to the finals. Their arguments were all, "Oh, we tried not to do anything. We looked like we didn't do shit on purpose." Yeah, that's a winning strategy.
Speaking of Kat, I loved her performance at the final tribal. I knew she was going to do something Krazy because the producers saved her until last, but when she got up there, she didn't rant and ramble about how she got stabbed in the back, she went on this crazy diatribe about how she is forgiving everyone because she has had a million open-heart surgeries and that is why she thinks life is too short and she wants to have kids some day and she poured us all a margarita so dig in! Yeah, it didn't make much sense, but it was cool.
The best outpouring of emotion all night, and perhaps all season, was Sabrina's breakdown on the beach the final day when she told the camera that she was a laid-off teacher and really wished that she could have shared this experience with all of the kids who live in the tough neighborhood where she teaches to show that that anything is possible. I'm welling up even now. I'm shocked that there wasn't some Kleenex Crying Booth for all the women to sob in. Get in that product placement!
The final final challenge, where the ladies had to maneuver little buckets through a rebar maze that looks like it was taken from the opening montage of the Cosby Show and stack them all up on top. This is much better than the endurance challenges that used to cap a Survivor season, because everyone has an equal shot. Even Christina almost made it to the end, and she hasn't done anything since episode two where she got fire from the boys. Candice Bergen won, of course. She also won the challenge before, which was awesomely complicated. The contestants had to untie a bunch of knots, pull out a board, open a gate, walk on a balance beam maze, cross s cargo net, pick up puzzle pieces (with more knots), do a puzzle, count a bunch of stuff, run up a ramp, climb a ladder, put a combination from the puzzle into device pull out a sword, run around the island three times on one leg, say "How much Probst would a Jeff Probst Probst if a Jeff Probst could Probst Probst," sit for an interview with the hostesses of The Talk, finish a dissertation on French existentialism, and then run for president. Whoever got the most votes from the electoral college would win.
Is it just me or were the last few season of Survivor really Jesus-y? I'm glad we got a finale where only Sabrina thanked God (and in a nice, tasteful manner) and there was no prayer circle, intoning the name of the savior, or discussion of Christian morals. Thank Christ.
NEXT: Things I Hated (Another Final Three?! Sigh.)
Things I Hated:
The March of the Fallen Comrades: The one thing I will say about the travesty of Redemption Island is that it got rid of the traditional "march of the fallen comrades," where the final players walk by all the torches of the contestants voted out and remember each one. While this is a nice reminder of those who got kicked out (especially early in the game), it's a huge waste of time and guaranteed fast-forward while watching. Can't we find something else to fill up the time?
The Final Three:
Sorry, Survivor but it's time to go back to having a final two like you used to in the old days. Not only does it rob the final immunity challenge winner of deciding exactly who he or she sits next to in the finale, it means that, even at the final four, there are enough people to force a tie and have all hell break loose. I think that's bullshit. Also there is something way more inherently dramatic about a duo facing off rather than a polyamorous triumvirate, especially when one of those three hardly ever gets any votes. It's never been anywhere close to a three-way tie and in the years where there were three people taken to the final, there is always one or more people who don't really deserve to be there.
The Final Tribal Council:
Remember when people used to actually ask the final contestants a question and let them answer and that someone (like Todd Herzog in China) could talk their way into $1 million clams? Those days are gone. Now the final tribal council is the "airing of grievances" like Mr. Constanza has at Festivus. Each player gets up there, talks about themselves, doesn't ask a question, and then sits back down. It's like that annoying girl in your college class who started every comment she made with, "When I did a semester in Prague... " We don't care about you, Prague, or your statement. And stop being such selfish narcissists.
Miss Congeniality Alycia:
You were never a contender. You were never in control. You never played a good game. You never had pawns. Candice Bergen had you beat the whole mother floundering time. The rest is just your ego and delusion.
Tarzan's Big Words:
His using a thesaurus like a bludgeon is not a character trait, it was an annoying affectation like his big, bushy mustache and his shirt, which was a cast off from a Color Me Badd video from 1997. Tarzan, we know you're smart. You don't have to tell us you're acute, adept, agile, alert, apt, astute, bold, brainy, bright, brilliant, brisk, canny, clever, crafty, effective, eggheaded, fresh, genius, good, impertinent, ingenious, keen, knowing, long-haired, nervy, nimble, on the ball, pert, pointed, quick, quick-witted, ready, resourceful, sassy, sharp, shrewd, skull, slick, whiz, and wise too.
Intervention with Jeff Probst:
Yes, we know that the host of the game has to give commentary and he has to wring out as much drama as possible from the proceedings, but since when is Jeff Probst the authority on how to play the game of Survivor? He yells at Sabrina at the challenges for not being more of a force. Um, Jeff, did you ever think she might be trying not to win on purpose? Isn't not winning as much of a strategic maneuver as winning? Then he cusses out Christina for not trying harder to convince the other women to keep her. She played the entire game with a shrug, why would you think she would fight now? And isn't it okay to not fight? He may disagree with it, but it is her game and she's welcome to play it any way she likes. I would like to see Jeff commenting more on what is going on and trying to influence the proceedings a little less.
That's all I have to say for now. What did you love or hate? Do you love that they're coming up with a reason to bring Colton back next season or do you hate them for it? Let me know!
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The Winner of Survivor: One World Is...
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May 13, 2012 6:22pm EST
A woman! But you knew that already if you've been watching Survivor: One World this season where the women have dominated the game. In fact the entire final five can all sing Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman." I'm about to reveal who took home the $1 million smackeroonies, so if you don't want to know, then hit the back button now.
As if you didn't see it coming, Kim Sprandlin, a bridal shop owner from Texas, is the latest to enter the Richard Hatch fraternity of people who made a million bucks by sitting on a desert island with a bunch of bugs, eating a bunch of coconuts, and screwing a bunch of people over. Kim, who I lovingly called Candice Bergen in my recaps, was a dominating force both physically and socially in the game winning a good number of challenges while orchestrating the ouster of nearly every player after the merge. She beat out Sabrina, a well-liked teacher, and some blonde ghost who didn't do much for anything.
Kim's biggest move in the game was convincing the other guys to vote out other men so that she and her alliance of women could run roughshod over everyone with a Y chromosome. Congratulations, Candice, you are the victor of a boring season of Survivor where we saw the ending coming a few months ago. That doesn't make you any less of a winner.
Stay tuned for a full recap of the last episode here on Monday morning.
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