Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips was crowned the champion of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! During Wednesday night’s lives finale broadcast on the NBC, co host Damien Fahey announced Phillips as “King of the Jungle”.
“This experience has proven to be so much greater than I expected it to be,” Phillips said in a video clip that aired before his triumph was revealed. “I expected it to be a competition. I expected it to be hard. What I did not expect was the emotional bonds that we’ve created, the foundation of relationships that will go on from here.”
The final three included retired NBA player John Salley , Former wrestler Torrie Wilson and of course Phillips. The winner was determined by viewers voting. Phillips made an impression on viewers and also fellow celebrity cast.
Salley was the first of the three remaining finalists to be eliminated from the finale based on the voting results of Tuesday night, leaving Phillips and Wilson to duke it out.
“The public has decided and voted and I can honestly tell you two that it was incredibly close. Incredibly close,” Fahey told the pair before revealing Wilson Phillips’ victory.
“Congratulations, you deserve it,” Wilson told Phillips as she immediately embraced him.
Other celebrities on the show were former American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar,former supermodel Janice Dickinson, Patti Blagojevich, the wife of indicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, Baldwin brother actors Stephen Baldwin, and Daniel Baldwin; “Frangela” comedy duo members Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, and The Hills stars Spencer Pratt, his new wife Heidi Montag and her older sister Holly Montag also competed on the show.
Heidi Montag seems to love the spotlight. First, she married her Hills co-star Spencer Pratt after faking a first wedding. Then the reality star stirred a lot of trouble on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here before she was hospitalized and finally off the show.
According to PEOPLE magazine, the newlywed has posed for the September issue of Playboy. Somehow we didn’t see that coming.
Details of her Playboy photos are, um, scant: “There is nudity. It’s tasteful – she had a lot of fun with it,” says a second source. A rep for the magazine had no comment, and Montag’s rep was not available to respond to questions.
First, Heidi Pratt was rushed to the hospital from the show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, it now seems to be Janice Dickinson’s turn. The former model and oldest contestant on the show was rushed to a hospital with a medical emergency. She was transferred by an ambulance this weekend to a medical clinic for treatment.
Not only had Janice complained of hunger, but she also complained of bronchitis during the show. During yesterday’s episode on NBC, Dickinson returned back to the set feeling and looking much better.
First the duo, Heidi and Spencer Pratt tried to quit a couple of times before they finally quit, only to return. They were placed in the “Lost Chamber” for 14 hours. (She and Spencer were sentenced to the spider-filled room while the cast voted if they could remain on the show after quitting last week.)
According to their rep, several false and inaccurate reports were circulating that the duo were tortured. Heidi Pratt’s rep confirms to Usmagazine exclusively that she wasn’t tortured on the set of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
Following the Pratts getting out of the lost chamber, Heidi was rushed to the hospital Saturday night.
TMZ reported Heidi was being treated for a gastric ulcer, while Spencer’s sister, Stephanie, seems to blame NBC. She posted on Twitter: “I’m really saddened to hear that NBC felt it was ok to punish speidi so harshly and torture them as if they were criminals — that Heidi was…rushed to the hospital and has an IV in her arm after being locked in a dark room for 3 days w no food or water. Pls pray she will be ok.”
“She has been released from the hospital and is doing well,” the rep goes on. “The couple remains in Costa Rica. In addition, it was reported the Pratts have fired their legal counsel. This is inaccurate.”
Usmagazine has confirmed that Heidi and Spencer Pratt will return to the NBC reality show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Apparently they never left.
“Heidi and Spencer are still in the jungle and part of the show,” their rep told Us Wednesday morning.
Us also reports that Spencer’s sister Stephanie and his friend Spenser (yes, spelled with an ‘s’) were the people under the blankets at L.A.’s LAX airport Tuesday night disguising as Heidi and Spencer. Of course, they were used as a distraction to throw people off and make fans think both Spencer and Heidi had returned to L.A., says a source.
Spencer and Heidi had already tried to quit the show at least twice and now they seem to have un-quit. I can’t seem to keep count of their attempts to quit.
On Tuesday’s show, we saw them leave but I guess they are back. These two apparently love the attention.
Before leaving the show’s premiere, Heidi told other contestants that they will be missed but now they are back!
Heidi and Spencer Pratt seem to be the most confused reality starsout there. First, they decided to quit the show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. only to want back in barely 24 hrs later.
Both Heidi and Spencer threatened to walk off the show twice before finally quitting yesterday.
I am guessing this dramatic exit is a strategy for winning the cash prize which is awarded to the charity of their choice. “We’re begging NBC to let us back in!” Pratt shamefully wrote in an email to Extra Tuesday.
In what looks to be nothing short of a freak show, The Hills stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag met up with ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich this week in LA to take promo pictures for NBC’s new reality show – I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
The attention whoring reality show couple have signed up to appear on the new reality show scheduled to air this summer. Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich was also signed on for the show, but dropped out when a judge ruled earlier this week that he is not allowed to leave the country while still under investigation. He however for some reason still decided to fly out to LA to take promo pictures.
The show is set to premiere on NBC on June 1. It will involve dropping 10 celebrities into a Costa Rican jungle to face challenges and elimination.
The other “celebrities” signed on for the show include –