After becoming one of the first villains in Survivor history on The Australian Outback and her "damaging" experience on All-Stars, Jerri "The Black Widow" Manthey returned to the game for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains a changed woman. Although she made it to the final four, Jerri fell short of the final Tribal Council after losing the last immunity challenge to Russell Hantz. Manthey spoke with us about how her strategy changed this season, why she almost voted for Russell to win the season and why Sandra Diaz-Twine's win was "poetic justice." To Read More Click Here .
After his aggressive social game and knack for finding immunity idols without clues on Survivor: Samoa last year, Russell Hantz cemented his status as one of the biggest villains in Survivor history with his performance on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Russell was a natural fit for the Villains team, but his aggressive tactics throughout Season 20 led to getting zero votes at the final Tribal Council. Hantz spoke with us about Parvati Shallow, Sandra Diaz-Twine and why the game of Survivor needs to be fixed. To Read More Click Here .
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains runner-up Parvati Shallow holds the record for most days of any Survivor castaway in history. But those 114 days of game play (in Cook Islands, Micronesia and current season) also made her a big target, forcing her to align with Russell Hantz. Parvati's close ties with Russell may have helped take her to the end, but being associated with one of the game's biggest Villains ultimately cost her the $1 million prize, which went to Sandra Diaz-Twine. Shallow talked with TVGuide.com about how she knew Sandra was a serious threat, how the Villains outlasted the Heroes and what she really thinks of Russell. To Read More Click here .
Much like a Hershey bar, Jerri Manthey was the sweetest part of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. She and Coach seemed to find true companionship. Unlike some three time players, she wanted to be there, and fought to win every challenge. Finally, at the age of 39, she could still rock her once-trademark bathing suit as well as a lot of 20-somethings. In short, Jerri was once labeled a soap opera witch, but today she is nothing if not down to earth. For me, the one knock against Jerri this season was how easily she seemed to bend to Russell's threats. I was therefore very pleased with her strong, articulate explanation of her strategic decisions in the game. She also reflected on her friendship with Colby and offered a brutal answer about her romantic potential with Coach. That was cold, Jerri, but you warm my heart anyway. To Read More Click Here .
I have been very hard on Colby Donaldson throughout Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. It wasn't until I talked with him today that I understood why he seemed so sad this season, and failed in all of the challenges. There's a saying that you can't go home again. Like a lot of viewers, I was in awe of Colby's dominance in The Australian Outback. He was in a class by himself in the challenges.Ten years later I really wanted to see him dominate again, to prove that Survivors of old could still school the Russells and Coaches of today. I was shocked when Colby showed up in no condition to beat Chet Welch from Micronesia. He's in his 30s but he acted like he was in his 60s. I couldn't ask for a more touching explanation than Colby gave me. I love Survivor, but I can easily understand why, compared to The Australian Outback, the Survivor of today could seem like the true "Superman in a fat suit," the disappointing imitation. Colby didn't just let the game down. The game let Colby down. To Read More Click Here .
To win Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, Sandra Diaz-Twine had to last 39 days in the wild and beat 19 fierce competitors. But it turned out she didn't have to overcome any hesitance on the part of the jury to give the prize to a past winner. For the final two, jurors chose not only Diaz-Twine, a Pearl Islands winner, but also Parvati Shallow, who won Micronesia. One thing that helped them both: the unpopularity of third finalist Russell Hantz, who received exactly zero votes from his peers. Though she was listed as a Villain, Sandra scored points for a kind demeanor, as well as her flexibility. The day after becoming the first person to win Survivor twice, Diaz-Twine, 35, spoke with TVGuide.com about why the Villains were able to outlast the Heroes, how Parvati's strongest alliance cost her the title, and why Russell will never win Survivor. To Read More Click Here .
Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 16, 2010 The other networks didn't stand a chance against CBS' three-hour "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale and results show, and this time the Eye Network got both the household ratings and adult demo bragging rights for the night. NBC's airing of the "Miss USA" pageant didn't fare so well, not even coming in second for its various time periods, but ABC's season finales gave the network a boost. CBS averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/12 share for the night, followed by ABC with 9.9 million and a 6.2/11, NBC (5.7 million, 3.7/6) and FOX (5.2 million, 3.0/5). The coveted adult demo title went to CBS as a well with a 3.4 rating. ABC once again came in second with a 2.9, while FOX had a 2.4 and NBC, a 1.9. To Read More Click Here .
And then there was one. Hero Rupert Boneham may have made it to the final 6 and to his 100th day of Survivor, but most of his fellow Heroes fared much worse this season, sending only teammate (Colby Donaldson) to the finale. As one of the last Heroes standing, Rupert says it was his inability to convince the rest of his tribe to distrust Russell Hantz that hurt the team, as well as the Heroes' lack of unity from the get-go. The 45-year-old also spoke with TVGuide.com about Hantz's ranking among the reality show's biggest villains, teammate Colby's poor performance, and his fool-proof plan to faking a hidden immunity idol. To Read More Click Here .
One year after Ethan Zohn was first diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin's Disease, the Survivor: Africa winner's cancer is now in remission, People reports. "A few weeks ago, we got his first clean CT scan," Zohn's girlfriend (and Survivor: The Amazon winner) Jenna Morasca told People. "Now we can officially call him 'in remission.' We were so nervous for this test because good news on this test meant we could start our lives again." Zohn, 36, was first diagnosed in April of 2009. Zohn believed his cancer had gone into remission after three months of chemotherapy treatment. However, his illness resurfaced in September. After appearing on Survivor: Africa and Survivor: All-Stars, where he met Morasca, Zohn co-founded the charity Grassroot Soccer, which teaches young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Now that his cancer is in remission, Morasca says they plan to travel to South Africa in June to work with the charity and to watch the World Cup games. Zohn is also filming a new TV series called Outside Today for the new network Outside Television. "Ethan says he is just excited to start living again and enjoying every precious moment," Morasca told People. "We wanted to come out of this stronger people with more appreciation for each other and the world - and that's exactly what happened." Source Here
Spoiler Alert: The following reveals the winner of Sunday night's Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains finale. Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains came down to the final five finalists in competition for the Sole Survivor title and the $1 million prize. After 37 days and the return of 20 of the game's most memorable players, it was four against one as lone remaining Hero Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback) battled four Villains: Jerri Manthey (The Australian Outback), Sandra Diaz-Twine (Pearl Islands) , Parvati Shallow ( Cook Islands) and Russell Hantz ( Samoa). Colby was arguably one of the series' original heroes after his honorable game play in Season 2. Unfortunately, almost ten years after his rise to reality TV fame, Colby proved a lackluster physical competitor, and ultimately one of the biggest surprises of the season. After his poor performances in challenges throughout the season, Colby needed an immunity challenge win to stay in the game against the Villains' strong alliance. To Read More Click Here .