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RUSSELL HANTZ

This season’s Survivor Heroes vs Villains is being hailed by many as being one of the best ever.  The ratings also proved to be great, as they were up from last May with over 13 million viewers tuning in.

There is however some controversy over Sandra Diaz-Twine being crowned the winner. Some feel Parvati Shallow deserved to win, while others feel fan favorite Russell Hantz should have won.  One person who agrees with the later is none other than Russell himself. In a new interview with ET, Russell, 37, feels he won in his head and also believes he played a good social game despite what his Survivor peers believe.

Excerpts from Russell’s interview below -

ET: Do you feel robbed? This is the second time you made it to the end and didn’t win?

Russell Hantz: When I win the Player of the Game, the MVP of the game, then my argument is legitimate. I am not just saying it. I am not being cocky. It is fact. The fans think I played the best twice. They voted me the fan favorite. I won twice. It is amazing that people get so bitter and can’t vote the way they are supposed to vote. All these weak people who play this game.

ET: All season the voted off survivors told me that they didn’t think you had a good social game. You didn’t receive a single vote last night. Do you think that is why?

Russell Hantz: They are saying I have a strategic game, but not a social game? Look what I did at Tribal Council. People say that, but they get their feelings hurt so much because my social game is so good. Look how I switched the vote at Tribal Council. It was supposed to be Rupert, and Danielle went home. I looked at Jerri and said, “Danielle.” If that doesn’t say right there that my social game was brilliant… How can you get somebody to switch their vote just by looking at them and saying the other girl’s name?

ET: Intimidation?

Russell Hantz: She trusted me. She believed me. That is why. She believed me the entire time. They could have ganged up on me. I was one person out there. If I was that weak and they couldn’t take me out, it makes me look even better. If I am that good at intimidation, I am even better.

ET: Was it harder playing this the second time with survivors who had played before?

Russell Hantz: It was really hard. The first time was a piece of cake. It was laughable. The second season was tough. There were really tough players out there. Parvati was really good. Boston Rob, Cirie, Candice and Amanda are all really good players.

ET: Do you think you were at an advantage because they didn’t see your game?

Russell Hantz: I think it was equally the same. Everybody thinks I have a huge advantage, but they were all friends. They all went to events together and know each other. I am sure they were calling each other on the phone before it all started. I didn’t have that advantage. Also, my disadvantage was that I had just played 39 days of a very strategic game. Also, I was physically whipped because I had just played 39 days in a very physical game. You can definitely say I was at an advantage because they didn’t see me play, but you also say, I had a disadvantage because they had advantages on their side, too.

TELL US – WAS RUSSELL ROBBED? SHOULD HE HAVE WON?

New Jersey Housewives

Tonight marks the all new 3rd episode of the second season of the  Real Housewives of New Jersey. In case you’re wondering, the above picture is from last year.

The drama rages on when Danielle accuses Jacqueline of not being her own woman and standing up to her family.  Meanwhile, a very pregnant Teresa and a determined Danielle are ecstatic to see their daughters modeling in New York Fashion Week. But Danielle’s daughter Christine is not 100 percent prepared to walk down the runway.

You will have to tune in to see if a mishap unfolds and costs both Christine and Danielle a future in fashion.  We will also be seeing Teresa’s husband, Joe, being mean to their then 8-year-old daughter Gia.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

The Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky

It’s that time again! ABC has released the names and photos of the 25 men competing for the love of Ali Fedotowsky on the sixth season of The Bachelorette.

The new season, set to premiere on May 24th, has already been plagued with scandal. The big scandal this season is that one of the men, Justin “Rated R” Rego had a girlfriend while on the show. Apparently Justin/Rated R’s girlfriend will make a phone call to Ali to let her know she’s dating Justin. Rated R also happens to be Justin’s wrestling name.

Below are photos and brief bios of the 25 new bachelors! -

The Bachelorette Chris Hasek WattChris Hasek Watt, Age 27
Occupation: Real Estate Developer Hometown: Campbell River, Canada
What he likes to do for fun: Play hockey, spend time with family

 

The Bachelorette Chris LambtonChris Lambton, Age 33

Occupation: Landscaper Hometown: Dennis, MA
What a typical Saturday Night is: Hanging out in a bar with friends

 

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There’s a new update in Crazygate, just days after posting nonsensical rants on her Twitter page, Kelly Bensimon has now threatened to quit her facebook page.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE RECAP OF THE LAST EPISODE OF THE NYC HOUSEWIVES!

Apparently the nutty Real Housewives of New York City star is tired of the negative comments by the haters. “I will be deleting this page by the end of the week,” Kelly wrote on her personal facebook account last night. “So for those who wish to stay a fan please go to my fanpage .And for those who choose not to…all the best. Please don’t follow me on Twitter and Facebook, it’s not good for you to waste time, with people you dislike…and end up getting blocked or deleted from my web team.”

Well that was then and this now, as it seems Kelly’s other personality had a change of heart. She posted early this morning that she would be keeping her facebook page after all.

“We will NOT be deleting this account, but will be adding a new page in addition to the fan page. write what you want, and say what you feel. I am flattered by lovers and haters, but indifference makes me sad. enjoy the day.”

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In what some are calling the best season ever of Survivor, 34-year-old bank teller Sandra Diaz-Twine became the first castoff ever to win the show twice when she was awarded the $1 million prize on “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.”

And it wasn’t an easy task. Sandra had to beat out Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz, who lost his second season in a row. Russell, 37, ended up receiving zero votes, as the jurors determined he played the game too dirty. Russell was however awarded the $100,000 consolation prize yet again. The prize is for being the fan favorite and the winner is determined by viewer votes.

When asked if winning the show twice made her the best player in Survivor history, “It makes me the queen,” replied Sandra. One person who wasn’t too happy with Sandra’s win was disgruntled Russell who believes there’s a flaw in the game, “If [Sandra] can win the game twice.”

Parvati, 27, who placed second, was however a more gracious loser than Russell. Host Jeff Probst also revealed that after 114 days of playing the game over three seasons, she has played it more than anyone else. It was also revealed she’s tied for second for most individual challenge wins. Surprisingly Colby Donaldson still has the record, despite his bad game play this season.

The dumbest move ever award was also awarded last night and the unfortunate winner of that was JT, who was seen earlier this seen handing over his immunity idol to villain Russell.

Going into yesterday’s finale, I was rooting for Sandra and thought she played the best game, but after watching last night, I had a change of heart. I found myself rooting for Parvati, who I now believe played the best game this season and in my opinion is the best player in Survivor history. I believe Sandra had a lot of luck go her way, while Parvati had to win and scheme.

TELL US – DO YOU THINK SANDRA PLAYED THE BEST GAME? IF NOT, WHO DO YOU THINK DID?

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It’s tough raising one kid, and adding an additional seven to that one only makes it tougher. In her latest TLC blog, Kate Gosselin writes about the hardships of raising her plus 8.

Kate discusses the kids fighting over the bathroom, who’s staring at whom and the kids smacking each other, and then goes on to write, “Help! Where is my referee uniform???? Honestly, this is every minute of every day in my house with eight kids!!”

She continues, “OK, I’ll admit it. There are the sweet moments of love and compassion to balance these never-ending stressful encounters, but for some reason, these unloving loud outbursts are what I tend to remember.”

Kate, 35, who divorced ex-husband Jon Gosselin, 33, last year after 10 years of marriage, then explains how she tries to stop the bickering amongst the kids. “I’m to the point where I hold up my hand and say, ‘I’m not the complaint department, and I don’t like how black and white stripes look on me, so go work it out. If you can’t, I’ll help you.’ And I leave it to them,” writes Kate.

Kate then wraps up her blog by posting, “And I have a feeling there are many more jungle outbursts to be handled,” she says. “Help me!!!!!!!!”

However, according to UsWeekly, Kate’s kids are mostly raised by their nannies. Kate is set to return back to Dancing With The Stars on May 24 and 25 when she will be dancing once again on the finale show. Her new show, Kate Plus 8, is also set to debut sometime in June.

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Tonight is the long awaited finale of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and with four villains left standing, it is all but certain a villain will be crowned the $1 million winner during the 2 hour finale.

The favorites to win it all seem to be Parvati Shallow, Sandra Diaz-Twine, and Russell Hantz, as Parvati and Sandra are both past winners. The lone standing Hero Colby Donaldson has a good shot if he makes it to the finale two, however with Colby’s almost non existence game play this season, that seems unlikely.

Russell, who also has a good shot of making the final two, will likely not the $1 million prize. He has simply played too dirty, and will have a hard time getting votes in the end. The finale airs tonight on CBS at 8pm Eastern, followed by the reunion show at 10pm.


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Heroes tribe member Rupert Boneham found himself the latest castoff to be eliminated as he chose to align with Russell during the last episode.

In a new interview with PEOPLE, Rupert, 46, discusses his choice to align with Russell, why he turned on Sandra and why the Heroes could have won it all.

Excerpts from his interview below –

You couldn’t possibly have been surprised by that vote.
I knew my number was up at the last few tribal councils. The rock in my pocket trick gave me one more day and the villain infighting that resulted in them getting rid of Danielle bought me another. I tried to do it a third time by going to Russell and saying the girls were trying to get him and going to the girls and saying that Russell was at camp planning to vote them [off]. It just didn’t work that time.

Did anyone have a clue that Sandra had an idol?
None. It had been hours since I put that rock in my pocket and no one called me on it, so I figured it was still out there and the clue was too hard. Up until she stood up and played it, I thought I still had a chance at a tie.

Sandra and you were allies in Pearl Islands for awhile. She narced on Russell at the merge and seemed happy to flip yet you guys didn’t utilize that. Then you sold her out again last night? Why?
I was trying to play them against each other that last day. They didn’t show me asking her why she wrote my name down when she said she wanted to get rid of Parvati or Russell. Her answer was always the same — “I have to stick with my villains.” I never knew when to believe or trust her. I knew she was trying to be honest because Sandra’s my buddy but the other heroes wouldn’t listen. Then we tried to get Russell by explaining that the girls would gang up on him given the chance just like they had for the immunity challenge but he wouldn’t listen either.

Did you ever in a million years think the last Hero standing would be Colby?
Oh my gosh, no, because he’s been a wet noodle in this one. If James hadn’t gotten hurt, Colby would have never made it this far. I really like Colby, but he’s the last standing because no one sees him as a threat. He used to be a big threat.

Do villains play Survivor better?
A villain type has an advantage because they’re more willing to compromise their values and do whatever it takes to win. I’m not willing to do that. I have guidelines and boundaries and I like showing that it matters how you play the game. I still say that if the heroes had stood together, it would have been all heroes in the final five. We had the chance to show the game as positive and we each chose on our own not to. Amanda chose to tell Parvati everything, which is why she gave both those idols away. JT chose to go to the evil side and give Russell our idol. Candace chose to flip. A hero could win this game but it takes more than one. You need a team.

TELL US: WHO SHOULD WIN SURVIVOR:HEROES VS VILLAINS? WHO PLAYED THE BEST GAME?

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In an all new interview with VH1, Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan is speaking out on her experience with being on the hit show.

Gloria speaks out on the drama with Royce, her fiance Matt Barnes stating that he is “disgusted” with the show, and briefly touches on the scandal of her sister, Laura Govan, having an affair with Shaquille O’Neal. Gloria also reveals her wedding is coming up in August and that she will not be returning for a second season.

Excerpts from Gloria’s interview below -

And how do you feel about the show? Do you feel like your portrayal is accurate?

To a certain extent. I didn’t know the women coming into the show, so I think sometimes I may come off a little naive. I may come off as the shy-girl-in-the-background type, which is not my personality at all. I’ve never had a problem telling anybody how I feel. On the show, though, I’m being me, 100 percent real the whole time so there’s no surprises. I haven’t seen any surprises.

What did you think of the fact that Jennifer and Evelyn seem insistent on pushing the point that he’s not as faithful as you seem to think he is?

You have these grown women who have been in the game for so long, and you would think they would say, “Hey listen, Gloria, I’ve been there done that for the past 10 years and here are my stories, here is my advice, take it for what it’s worth and good luck.” Instead they have to be so persistent and try to taint our relationship. I look at it as being bitter and jealous. I’m 10 years younger than most of the cast members on the show, I’m 24-years-old, and I’m in a respectful, loving relationship, I’m getting married in August, I have two beautiful kids and a family who loves me, and a lot of them are missing a majority of those components. It’s natural for them to be envious of what I have.

They’ve gone as far as to suggest that they have, maybe secondhand evidence, that Matt has been unfaithful to you. Do you have any response to that?

No. I think that they’re just very scarred individuals who don’t have anything else better to do than try to create misery. They would be happy if I was where they are now, and that’s unfortunate. If you’re someone who thrives on someone else’s misery and you’re trying to break up a happy home, I just think it’s kind of sad.

What did you think about Matt saying the show “disgusted” him in a recent interview?

Matt is very opinionated. I just asked him to make sure that he pinpoints exactly what disgusts him next time. That’s just such a broad and vague comment that it could be interpreted in any way. It didn’t surprise me, though. Matt has told me several times that he doesn’t like the show. It’s not necessarily about my role, but just how bitter the other women are. Bitter and angry and just jealous. He’s just like, “That’s not a good look, that’s not who you are, that’s not who you represent.” I think he’s more concerned about people thinking that I run in this kind of circle, because I don’t. I can’t say that I was disgusted by the first episode, but you know, I wasn’t really a fan.

Your storyline isn’t exactly drama-free, though. When you talk about Royce you say to fraternize with her would be like sleeping with the enemy.

What I mean by that is Royce is Dwight Howard’s baby mother, and Matt is on the same team as Dwight Howard, so being friends with Royce is not worth messing up Matt’s team camaraderie. If Royce comes over here and we’re all buddy-buddy and Matt’s around, that could really end up messing up Matt and Dwight’s friendship.

Obviously the reason she was so aggressive in the boxing ring is because everyone had sort of informed her of your opinion of her. Did you feel betrayed by everyone at that point?

Not necessarily betrayed, I just think that they realize that I’m not going to conform to their little group, and so I think they try really hard to make me the black sheep or the outsider. Which is fine. I don’t have a problem with that, it was just kind of funny that they try to make it seem like I’m the only one who feels this way. They’re so quick to tell Royce, “Oh, well Gloria said this,” but in turn, they were agreeing with me or it may have been that they started the conversation and I just chimed in a little bit. I just think it was everybody’s opportunity to say, “Now we have a way to turn the tables.”

I’m sure that you don’t want to get into it about your sister’s alleged affair with Shaq, but did that add any level of stress as well? The fact that you were coming in with people already whispering about your family?

No. Like I said, in the show, they already formed their opinions and they’re already friends with Shaunie. And although I’m friends with Shaunie, I can’t say that we talk on the phone or we text each other. We are cordial, but she’s not invited to my wedding. She’s not that type of friend, so it didn’t bother me. You guys have already formed your own opinions, and I’m not here to change that. I’m here to say you’re not going to talk about my sister in front of me and think that that’s OK.

Knowing what you know about the way the show turned out, would you do it all over again?

No. No, no.

Would you participate in a second season?

No.

An all new episode of Basketball Wives airs tonight on VH1.


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