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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Survivor Cast Announced
Series Premieres on Thursday, Feb. 7


Cliff, try to keep it down. Everyone else: Protect your Tiki Torches!! The Survivor Castaways have been announced, and Fairplay is among them. Good news: so is Ozzy! :) Bad news: no Coby. :( But there are lots of other fan faves. Somehow, shockingly, Steph, is not among them... nor is Rupert. (please detect dripping sarcasm)

Here's the dish from the fine folks at cbs publicity... with commentary from me next to the name of the Fave:

CBS today announced the 20 castaways who will compete in SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA — FANS VS. FAVORITES, when the 16th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, Feb. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

In a SURVIVOR first, 10 ultra-fans of the series will take on 10 former castaways to compete as FANS vs. FAVORITES. The two tribes will be marooned amid the Rock Islands of Palau, Micronesia. The skills of the former castaways will be put to the test while the tribe of first-time competitors will see if their enthusiasm and passion for the game is enough to distinguish them as worthy competitors. The FAVORITES have an advantage because they've played the game before, but that could also be their biggest disadvantage…the tribe of FANS know how the FAVORITES have played the game. Although the game play of the FANS is unknown and could prove to be their advantage, the FANS' lack of experience could be their worst enemy and potential downfall. Who will prevail?

Castaways competing in SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA — FANS VS. FAVORITES (in alphabetical order for each tribe) are:

YAU-MAN CHAN - Yeah! :)
55
Martinez, Calif. (born in Hong Kong, raised in Borneo, Malaysia)
Computer Engineer

JAMES CLEMENT - BawChickaWahWah - Long may he strut about half nekkid on the island.
30
Lafayette, La.
Grave Digger

AMI CUSACK - umm.. who?
34 (35 on Jan. 25)
Denver
Nanny

JONNY FAIRPLAY - well. lol. at least there's an established villain from the get-go, right?
33
Danville, Va.
Professional Wrestler/Reality Star

CIRIE FIELDS - yayyy!
37
Norwalk, Conn. (originally from Jersey City, New Jersey)
O.R. Coordinating Nurse

AMANDA KIMMEL - the return of little miss blurry bottom.. hehe
23
Los Angeles (originally from Kalispell, Mont.)
Fashion Designer

OSCAR "OZZY" LUSTH - love, love, love - i hope he aligns with James.
26
Venice, Calif. (originally from Mexico)
Freelance Photographer/Writer

ELIZA ORLINS - ummmm... again, i don't recall. must be the nutra-sweet.
25
New York
Law School Student

JONATHAN PENNER - Jonathan? As in Wooden Blackberry? No - Not that one.
45
Los Angeles (originally from New York)
Writer/Producer

PARVATI SHALLOW - Cool. Another ray of sunshine... I'm guessing she and Amanda will get along swimmingly.
25
Los Angeles (originally from Vero Beach, Fla.)
Non-Profit Organizer

FANS:

JOEL ANDERSON
32
Avondale, Ariz.
Firefighter

NATALIE BOLTON
32
Los Angeles
(originally from Houston)
Bartender/Personal Trainer

MICHAEL "MIKEY B" BORTONE
34
Los Angeles (originally from Boston)
Aspiring Writer/Actor

TRACY HUGHES-WOLF
43
Fredericksburg, Va.
Commercial and Residential Builder

ALEXIS JONES
24
Los Angeles (originally from Austin, Texas)
Motivational Speaker

ERIK REICHENBACH
22
Pinckney, Mich.
Art Student

MARY SARTAIN
29
Emeryville, Calif.
Real Estate/Financial Company Owner

JASON SISKA
22
Fox River Grove, Ill. (originally from St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Gymnastics Coach/Student

KATHLEEN SLECKMAN
45
Wheaton, Ill. (originally from Manitowoc, Wisc.)
Golf Course Vendor

CHET WELCH
48

Ford City
, Penn.

Pharmacy Customer Service/Pageant Coach





13 Comments:

Blogger Cliff O'Neill said...

Ahem. ... Clearing throat.


AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

That. Turd.

I hope someone pulls a Bonaduce and throws him over their head and into a tiki torch face first.

The others ...

Ami. You asked who is she. She's the way cool, super athletic lesbian from the Vanuatu season who was a little too good, too smart, too leader-y and too fit for her own survival. Hope she will do better this time.

Eliza was the poor little girl from the same season who was always the next to go and somehow survived. She was something of a pixie that was always being picked on. And I think she got hit by the car curse.

Jonathan. Ugh twice. Nuff said.

Amanda AND James? Sheesh. I like 'em alright, but I just don't get seeing them again right away like this. Like as much as I liked Rupert the first time out, I wasn't that into seeing him the second time. (Plus, can CBS afford all the pixels it will take to blur her backside for another season?)

Ozzy. Hmm. Should be interesting. (I loved him by the end of that season, but didn't really at the beginning. Plus, for some reason that I don't understand, the Playboy channel thing he did made me find him, well, a little icky.)

YauMan. Now THAT's gonna be some interesting!

Cirie. Like Rupert, what can she do for an encore?

Parvati. Hot. Sweet. But, for me, kinda forgettable. Sort of like Amber (Australia, All-Stars). Does that mean she's gonna win and end up married to another contestant and live on TV from now on?

My money's on Chet.

Why?

He was the first one I picked with my eyes closed.

Oh, and a pageant coach?! He's gotta know how to cut some throats!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO START SO SOON...YAY!!! LOVE THAT JAMES WILL BE BACK...COULD DO WITHOUT FAIRPLAY! I'M SURPRISED THEY DIDN'T BRING NACK ROB AND AMBER??? LOL!
I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS TO START!

CAROLYN, WILL YOU BE BLOGGING BOTH SHOWS?

LOVE YOU ALL!
DIANE :)

3:42 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

hehehe - poor cliffy.
thanks for the heads up on ami and eliza.
re: amanda & james - i thought you'd be as happy to see her as i was to see james.
ozzy? playboy? do tell. i never knew.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

diane... i'm pretty sure i'll be doing survivor, positive about bb, and really questioning ai -

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, thanks for everything! My two favorite shows BB and Suvivor on at the same time of year... I might need to invest in another DVR...
I wish I could get a pic of me up on here. I love seeing Cliffs pic. He looks so INNOCENT.(Sp?)LOL!

Diane
:)

4:13 PM  
Blogger Cliff O'Neill said...

Re: Ozzy. Playboy.

Near the end of his season it was publicized that prior to doing Survivor (just prior it would appear) he appeared on this Playboy Channel "reality show" in which he and another dude were put into a house with two girls and, basically, everyone fornicated and talked about it.

He spent a good amount of time being naked and discussing his techniques with the lady(ladies). The other fellow appeared to suffer from performance anxiety about which he expounded at length.

It all left me feeling very sad and unclean.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Thanks for the info, Cliff. Strike one up for youthful indiscretion?

4:35 PM  
Blogger Cliff O'Neill said...

Well, if, "I know I did that last week. It was a youthful indiscretion" works for you! ;-)

I've always been fearfully anticipating some evil person doing some really evil thing and at the moment they do it shouting, "Let the healing begin!"

My mind works in strange ways.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

hehe.. but in this case he was truly young... not like a politician calling something he did at 40 "youthful indiscretion."

5:35 PM  
Blogger Cliff O'Neill said...

Ah.

Oh, BTW, I see that the Jonathan isn't raging loonie with the wooden BlackBerry. It's Jonathan of the sexy blue eyes, screenwriting and acting and "keep my hat" from the Cook Islands season.

I'm sure a lot of people, if not most found him unappealing, but I found him way sexy.

So, lookin' forward to that.

Hopin' he leaves the damn hat at home.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

yeah... i noticed that too.. went over to the cbs site to check em all out briefly.

9:04 PM  
OpenID turner974 said...

You'll probably remember Eliza and Ami once the season starts. They were both the season of several lesbians. Eliza, I don't think, is gay. Ami is. She was quite the "B". They didn't care for Eliza. Scout was on that season and the other lady that was also gay. She was a truck driver. Ami kinda ruled the show for a while. It was guys against girls and then the one guy left came over and WON the whole thing!!!!!!!

2:50 PM  
Blogger Seffie said...

I don't get most of the 'favorites' at all! And I don't remember the rest...
I don't understand all the hype over James from last season. I watched him more closely than I would have because of the blog - which I visited, but didn't blog in - and I just don't get it. What does everybody see in him???
Why in the world is Jonathon a fan favorite? And Parvati? Was I watching a different show from everybody else all along?
Now, when you get to YauMan and Ozzy, I'm with you. They are fan favorites in MY book! YauMan is my ALL TIME favorite. Maybe because I am in his age group and it was a thrill to see someone in their fifties do so well against all those hot-shot 20 something babies! I like Cirie, too. But the rest, I could take or leave - mostly leave. Time will tell. The season is around the corner now. Even closer than BB9!

9:08 PM  

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