Reality TV Interviews
A list of interviews with (or articles written by) reality TV contestants and participants.
Following a Dream: An Interview with Sara Racey-Tabrizi from ‘America’s Next Top Model 2’, by Phil Kural: Sara was the seventh model wannabe eliminated from America’s Next Top Model 2. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she discusses how much she wanted to win, who she thinks would win if the contest were over right now, and fills us in on how serious Janice Dickinson really is with her comments.
“We Weren’t Seeing Eye to Eye”: An Interview with Average Joe 2’s Tony, by David Bloomberg: Tony seemed to be on his way to gaining Larissa’s heart. They shared their art. They shared a sinking boat. But then Larissa sent him packing before the Final Four. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Tony tells us what he thought of the various twists and turns – and the reason Larissa didn’t keep him around.
“I Was Viewed as Too Big of a Threat”: An Interview with Survivor’s Rob Cesternino, by David Bloomberg: Rob Cesternino, labeled as the best player never to win Survivor, was targeted as if he had indeed won. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, he discusses what went on behind the scenes, his strategy for this version of the game, what he thinks of each of his tribemates, and much more!
“I Had to Be Honest”: An Interview with Jessie Connors of ‘The Apprentice’, by Betsy Wasser: When Donald Trump fired Jessie Connors on The Apprentice, it raised lots of questions. Did she deliberately give her friend Kristi bad advice? Was she serious when she said she liked Omarosa? In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Jessie answers these and many other questions.
“I Don’t Like to Hold in My Emotions”: An Interview with Catie Anderson of “America’s Next Top Model 2” , by Phil Kural: Catie was the sixth person voted off of America's Next Top Model 2. She takes some time to talk to Phil Kural about how she thinks the editing sliced her, diced her, and served her up to the first 50 customers. But oddly enough, she's over it.
“I Was Just Being Myself”: An Interview With Average Joe 2’s Michael Cardamone, by David Bloomberg: Michael Cardamone kept getting himself into and out of trouble throughout his time on Average Joe 2. In this interview, RealityNewsOnline talked to him about blowing up the boat, how he stuck around, and much more!
“I Had to Make a Huge Decision”: An Interview with Survivor’s Jenna Morasca, by David Bloomberg: Jenna Morasca won her season of Survivor, but then chose to leave in the middle of All-Stars to be with her mother. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she answers the frequently asked question of why she went to begin with, talks about her strategy in the game, and much more!
“I Had Great Fun”: An Interview with Thomas Grande of ‘Average Joe 2’, by David Bloomberg: Thomas was one of the average Joes who everybody was rooting for, but Larissa sent him home last week after he helped beat the pretty boys in one of the competitions and had a one-on-one hot tub date with her. What does he think of his time there and of the others he was there with? Read on to find out.
“I Don’t Think I Can Meet a Girl This Way”: An Interview with Brian G. from ‘Average Joe 2’, by Paris Cosby: Brian G. might have appeared shy in front of the camera on Average Joe 2, but in this interview with RealityNewsOnline, he shows that he definitely has plenty to say! Covering everything from how he ended up on the show to what he thought of the “hunks” to why he was sent home, Brian gives us some great information and a behind-the-scenes look.
“I Like Being Me”: An Interview with Xiomara Frans from ‘America’s Next Top Model 2’, by Phil Kural: Xiomara was the fifth eliminated contestant this season on America’s Next Top Model. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she talks about what she could have done to stay in the competition, why she clicked with Shandi, and all the good stuff we didn’t get to see!
“ The Tribe Did the Right Thing”: An Interview with Survivor’s Rudy, by David Bloomberg: Rudy Boesch is a man of few words, but he did answer some questions for RealityNewsOnline. Among other things, you can read on to find out what he now thinks about being voted out – he’s called off his friends, for one thing!
“She Didn’t Think a Winner Should Win Again”: An Interview with Survivor’s Tina Wesson, by David Bloomberg: Tina Wesson won it all on Survivor 2 but was voted out first from All-Stars. The two, of course, are connected because the former put a target on her during the latter. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, Tina tells us what she did to try to get Rupert’s vote, why Jenna was so adamant that she must go, her thoughts on who should or shouldn’t have been there, and much more!
“Follow Your Dreams”: An Interview with David Daskal of ‘Average Joe 2’, by David Bloomberg: David Daskal was the most memorable of guys on Average Joe 2. How did he maintain such a great attitude all the way through? What does he plan to do now? David tells us all about his acting career, why he got along better with the pretty boys, why he thinks Larissa sent him home, and a lot about his outlook on life here in this interview.
“We Were America”: An Interview with Sean Pashley of ‘Average Joe 2’, by David Bloomberg: Several times during Average Joe 2, Sean pointed out to his fellows that viewers would side with them, not the pretty boys. And he’s been proven right! In this interview, he provides his thoughts on Larissa’s preferences, discusses the pretty boys, and tells us how he has lost over 70 pounds since the show was taped!
“Nothing Really Surprises Me Anymore”: An Interview with ‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst, by David Bloomberg: Survivor host Jeff Probst is more than just a guy who narrates a show – he has become an integral part of the game. RealityNewsOnline was able to get a few minutes of his time for some interview questions. Find out what he thinks of all the Survivor surprises – such as which was his favorite to drop on the contestants – how much info he has before Tribal Council, and much more!
“They Used Me for the One-Liners”: An Interview with Jenascia Chakos of “America’s Next Top Model 2”, by Phil Kural: Jenascia never really fit in with the other girls. For one thing, she had a fun personality, which shows in this interview she gave to RealityNewsOnline’s Phil Kural. Get ready for some juicy tidbits as she lets loose about every aspect of the competition from the judges critiques on her height, to the cliques forming in the house.
“We Never Had a Cohesive Team”: An Interview with Bowie Hogg of “The Apprentice”, by Betsy Wasser: After Apprentice contestant Bowie Hogg was fired last week, Donald Trump commented that it was the hardest decision he’d made yet. Bowie was a likeable guy who hadn’t made any major mistakes. So what went wrong? Why did Trump send him home? In an interview with RealityNewsOnline, Bowie gives his perspectives on why he got fired, the cause of Versacorp’s losing streak, and the controversial Kwame Jackson autograph strategy.
Trying to Be the Next Best Thing: An Interview with Heather Blumberg from “America’s Next Top Model 2”, by Phil Kural: Heather was one of the youngest contestants on America’s Next Top Model 2, and we saw her having some homesick issues. But does she think she should have stayed around longer? Heather discusses that question, talks about the other women, and tells us much more in this interview.
“I Think Donald Trump Really Wanted Me to Win”: An Interview with Sam Solovey of ‘The Apprentice’, by Betsy Wasser: Sam Solovey garnered a great deal of attention on The Apprentice. In this interview, Sam gives his side of the story on everything from that thousand dollar glass of lemonade to his alleged catnap during the advertising challenge. What does Sam have to say for himself? Read on.
Talent Before Ta-Ta’s: An Interview with Bethany Harrison from ‘America’s Next Top Model 2’, by Phil Kural: As the second woman eliminated from America’s Next Top Model 2, Bethany had been the subject of criticism from the other girls and stood up to Camille. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she talks about dealing with the cameras, comparing breast sizes, and much more!
“I Knew Trump Had It in for the Project Manager”: An Interview with Jason Curis of ‘The Apprentice’, by Betsy Wasser: Jason Curis interrupted Donald Trump in the first episode and then was blamed for his team’s loss in the second. Trump kept Sam and fired Jason, much to the surprise of many viewers. But why did Jason bring in Nick? And what was Sam supposed to do when he fell asleep? Jason answers these and many other questions for us in this interview!
An Interview with Average Joe 2’s Donato, by David Bloomberg: Donato was sent packing in the second episode of Average Joe 2. On the show he mentioned that he thought she based it too much on his weight, and since then he has mentioned it again. RealityNewsOnline asks him if he thinks weight was the main issue and talks to him about other aspects of the show.
Setting an Example: An Interview with Anna Bradfield from “America’s Next Top Model 2”, by Phil Kural: Anna Bradfield quickly took on the “mom” role among the contestants for America’s Next Top Model 2. But part of being a mom is setting an example, and posing nude was not in the cards for her. In large part due to that stance, she was the first one sent home. Phil Kural talks to her about her time on the show, taking a stand, and more!
Focus on the Positive: A Follow-Up Interview with Average Joe’s Runner-Up, Adam Mesh, by David Bloomberg: We last checked in with Adam Mesh before we found out if he or Jason won the heart of Melana on Average Joe. Now, with Average Joe 2 approaching, we talk again to Adam about the finale, what his life is like, what he thinks about the way it ended, and much more!
“I Showed My True Passion for the Game” – An Interview with Survivor’s Rupert, by David Bloomberg: If there was a single “star” of Survivor: Pearl Islands, most people would quickly point to Rupert as that person. He played all-out, but was voted out because he was too much of a threat. RealityNewsOnline interviewed Rupert to find out more about him, his thoughts on what happened, and much more!
“I Should Have Lied to Lill” – A Second Interview with Survivor’s Burton, by David Bloomberg: Burton seemed to have the game in the palm of his hands after coming back as an Outcast. In RealityNewsOnline’s second interview with him, he talks about the Outcast concept and living conditions, his plans, what he should have done differently, and more!
“It’s Just a Game” – A Second Interview with Survivor’s Lill, by David Bloomberg: Lill was voted out early but came back and made it into the Final 2. She definitely did things differently the second time around. In our second interview with her, she tells us what changed, why she brought Sandra to the Final 2, what the Outcast Tribal Council was like, why she thinks she lost, and much more!
“I Was In Shock” – An Interview with Survivor Winner Sandra, by David Bloomberg: Sandra came into Survivor with a plan, and worked it throughout the game to come away with the million dollar prize. Here she tells RealityNewsOnline about that plan, why Tijuana really was voted off, who else she argued with, and much more. Plus, what does she have to say to those who say she won largely due to luck? You might be surprised.
“We Weren’t All Meant to Get Along” – An Interview with Survivor’s Christa, by David Bloomberg: Christa was the target of several plots and blamed for things she didn’t do. But she still made it to sixth place in the Pearl Islands. In what may be some of the most detailed responses ever, Christa tells RealityNewsOnline how she prepared, some things that went on behind the scenes, and much more!
The Man Behind the Egg: An Interview with Average Joe’s Zach, by Paris Cosby: Zach was the second-to-last “average Joe” remaining on the show, and definitely made an impact from the very beginning. Paris had a chance to talk to him about the egg incident, the fat girl comments, and everything in between in this extremely candid interview. Love him or hate him, you know that Zach tells you what he thinks.
“I Will Stand Up for Myself” – An Interview with Survivor’s Tijuana, by David Bloomberg: We might not have seen much in the way of strategy from Tijuana Bradley when she was on Survivor, but there was a lot more going on than met the eye. In this interview, Tijuana talks about what we didn’t get to see and voices her opinions about the Outcasts, Jon’s lie, and much more.
Stuck in an Awkward Position: An Interview with Survivor’s Shawn, by David Bloomberg: Shawn had to make several quick maneuvers to stick around as long as he did. However, eventually the time came when Drake tribe had to get rid of somebody to make way for an Outcast. That somebody was Shawn. RealityNewsOnline caught up to him to see what he thought of his time on the show and some of the others in his tribe.
The Last Average Joe Standing Tells (Almost) All: An Interview with Adam Mesh, by David Bloomberg: Adam is the last of the Average Joes standing. Monday he will face off against the final model to see who wins Melana’s heart. But RealityNewsOnline talked to him before the finale about what has gone on up to this point. Find out how he ended up on the show, what some of the other guys are really like, and what he thought about Melana’s choices.
“I Never Gave In”: An Interview with Survivor’s Ryan O., by David Bloomberg: Ryan O. was a strong competitor in Survivor: Pearl Islands, but found himself on the wrong tribe after the Outcasts returned and the merge occurred. In this interview, he discusses the fish situation at Morgan, his thoughts on the Outcasts, the situation with Rupert, and whether he knew ahead of time that Tijuana and Darrah would be voting against him.
Fairness Has No Place in Survivor: An Interview with Andrew, by David Bloomberg: Andrew led the Morgan tribe through a huge losing streak followed by a tremendous comeback. But when this season’s big twist hit, he suffered Lill’s wrath. In this interview, he tells us his side of the story with Skinny Ryan, what he thought of the twist, his feelings about Osten, and just what he’d say to Lill right now.
“It Feels Great!” – An Interview with Survivor’s Osten, by David Bloomberg: Osten was the first person to voluntarily walk out of Survivor. In some of his post-game interviews, he’s been rather snide with his answers. Does he continue that trend with RealityNewsOnline when given the opportunity to talk about what went on in the Pearl Islands? Read on to find out.
“I Absolutely Think It Was the Right Move”: An Interview with Survivor’s Trish, by David Bloomberg: Trish tried to get rid of Rupert as a threat before the merge came along, but instead she was the one sent packing. In this interview, she tells us if she still thinks that was the right move, why it failed, what she thinks of Sandra calling her a snake, and much more!
Spoiling, Not Ruining: An Interview with ChillOne, by Paris Cosby: ChillOne, the well-known spoiler from Survivor: The Amazon, wrote a book on his experience. Now, Paris interviews him about that experience, the book, and his life in general. Find out why he wrote the book and what his plans are for the future!
Being a Threat Is the Best Reason to Go: An Interview with Survivor’s Burton, by David Bloomberg: Burton was the first Drake to be sent packing – largely due to his own idea of throwing an immunity challenge. But what happened to make him think he could pull it off, and why did he do it? Burton shares his thoughts about his strategy and some of his fellow players in this RealityNewsOnline interview.
The Challenge Was Clear: An Interview with Survivor’s Michelle, by David Bloomberg: Michelle spent two weeks on a solid Drake tribe before it all fell apart. What happened during that time? What is an angry Rupert like? What could she have done better? You can find out all about this and much more in RealityNewsOnline’s interview with Michelle.
Wearing the Uniform Proudly: An Interview with Survivor’s Lill, by David Bloomberg: Boy Scout leader Lill Morris was the third Morgan to be voted out of Survivor: Pearl Islands. In this interview with her, we find out what she thought of Andrew’s leadership, some of her other tribe members, the overall situation, and more!
Working for Success – An Interview with Canadian Idol’s Rocker, Billy Klippert, by Paris Cosby: Paris, our Canadian Idol recapper, recently had a chance to talk to final three rocker Billy Klippert. Find out how he got onto the show, what he thinks of his new-found stardom, if there will be a Top 10 tour, and much more!
A Rocker’s Reflections – Interview with Canadian Idol’s Billy Klippert, by Rosanne Simunovic: In an interview with Billy Klippert, “Vocal Master Class” writer Rosanne talks to him about his experiences on the show, his progression through the auditions and finals, and how he managed to stick around so long as a rocker on a pop show.
Dealt a Bad Hand – An Interview with Survivor’s Ryan S., by David Bloomberg: Ryan S. might have been the first person voted out of Morgan had it not been for Nicole, who went instead. But his reprieve didn’t last long. Find out why Ryan thinks he was targeted so early, the Morgan tribe in general, and leader Andrew in particular in this interview.
The Doctor Is Still In: An Interview with Sean Kenniff of the Original Survivor, by Andrea Shuman: Have you ever wondered what happened to Dr. Sean from the first Survivor? Well, now you can find out about his job at the CBS affiliate in Miami, how Survivor has affected him, who he likes on the current series, how he thinks players from his series will do on an All-Star show, and more!
At a Crossroads: An Interview with Millie from ‘The Amazing Race 4’, by Phil Kural: Chuck and Millie, the couple who was labeled dating for 12 years and still virgins, have a lot more to them than we saw (for example, they weren’t actually dating for 12 years straight). Phil Kural, who had not necessarily been Millie’s biggest fan during the Race, had a chance to talk to her and get to know her better. Read on for all the details!
“I Have a Very Strong Personality…” – An Interview with Survivor’s Nicole, by David Bloomberg: Nicole was the first person voted off of Survivor: Pearl Islands, and admitted quickly to her own mistakes. But how did they come about? How did Nicole prepare for the show, what happened to cause such chaos in Morgan, and where did she think her shoes (which Rupert had stolen) went?!
Beyond Peanuts and Popcorn: An Interview with Paradise Hotel’s Dave Kerpen, by Peggy Keller: Dave Kerpen started as an overweight college kid who sold peanuts at basketball games. He changed a lot since then and most recently ended up as one of the stars of Fox’s Paradise Hotel. Peggy had a chance to talk to Dave about what went on in Paradise, including his thoughts on the editing, the “originals,” and more!
The Amazing Race 4: An Interview with Jon & Kelly, by Phil Kural: Kelly & Jon may have gotten lost and bickered a lot, but they still had a great time as they raced around the world and into second place. In this interview, we find out if they were accurately portrayed, why Jon did the last Roadblock in the buff, and how it felt to go down the ice slope without a raft.
“Men Stink”: An Interview with ‘Who Wants to Marry My Dad’ Contestant Joanne Newborn, by Andrea Shuman: She had no problem telling us what she really thought on Who Wants To Marry My Dad? Now, Joanne tells RNO’s Andrea Shuman her honest opinion of the Mueller family, the match between Christena and Don, and how this whole experience has inspired her to come up with new reality show ideas. Also: Joanne gets a marriage proposal of her very own. Read on for more details.
Send in the Clowns: An Interview with The Amazing Race 4’s Jon and Al, by Phil Kural: Circus clowns, best friends, and viewer favorites Jon & Al were one of the most well-rounded teams on this season of The Amazing Race. In this interview, they inform us how far they were behind the other teams, what future racers need to know, and how they feel about having the support of so many fans - not to mention knowing the answer to “Why did the chicken cross the road?”
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Dave Mordal, by Dale Sherman: Dat Phan may have won the competition, but Dave Mordal came away from Last Comic Standing as the true breakout comic of the show. Dale Sherman interviewed Dave the day before the filming of the final episode of the season and got Dave’s take on a variety of topics surrounding the show.
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Creator and Host, Jay Mohr, by Dale Sherman: Jay Mohr, the host and executive producer of Last Comic Standing, sat down with Dale Sherman immediately following the taping of the final episode of LCS in Las Vegas. They discussed a variety of topics, including how the series was created, pitching shows to the networks, Jay’s new book, the Joe Rogan/Buddy Hackett fight in episode one, and exactly what he thought of many of the comics on the show.
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Sean Kent, by Dale Sherman: Sean Kent may have been the first person voted off Last Comic Standing, but he made a lasting impression before he left. Dale Sherman recently had a chance to sit down with Sean and talk about many things, including how he got started in standup, his continuing battle with cancer, and his thoughts on the show itself – not to mention what he thought of Ralphie May.
Last Comic Standing: An Interview with Cory Kahaney, by Dale Sherman: The final episode of Last Comic Standing is right around the corner, but we have an interview with one of the five finalist – Cory Kahaney. Cory was one of three women who made it into the house, but there’s more to her story than just accomplishing that. See what she has to say about what went on behind the scenes and her views on comedy in general.
A Tomboy at Heart: An Interview with The Amazing Race 4’s Tian, by Phil Kural: Models Tian & Jaree lasted pretty far into The Amazing Race 4 considering that many had pegged them to be one of the first teams gone. Due to determination, they managed to last into the second half. They had their ups and downs, but in this interview, Tian explains why they happened, how the Race pushed her, and what she is up to these days.
For Love, Not Money: An Interview with Paige Jones, by Bruce Barker: Fans of For Love or Money need no introduction to Paige – but this interview does much more than that. Here we get extra insight and behind-the-scenes information as we find out more about the woman whose heart was broken on national TV.
“Somebody Has to be the Villain” – An Interview with Kelly Ford from ‘For Love or Money’, by Betsy Wasser: Kelly Ford emerged as the villain of For Love or Money almost immediately. But this was not a role that upset Kelly – indeed, she had studied for it! Find out why Kelly went on the show, what she thought of Rob and the two finalists, and much more in this interview.
Positive Attitude Is Key: An Interview with The Amazing Race 4’s Dave, by Phil Kural: Air traffic controller Dave (far right) lasted until Episode 5 of The Amazing Race 4. In that span, he and his partner Steve (near right) managed to keep the audience entertained until their departure by not only having fun with the race, but with each other as well. In this interview, Dave talks about what he saw during the race, to whom his team felt the closest, and what he would do if asked to be in an All Star season.
Reality TV Repercussions – An Interview with Alima “The Virgin” from ‘For Love or Money’, by David Bloomberg: Alima Ravenscroft, better known to reality TV viewers as “the virgin from For Love of Money,” had to sacrifice quite a bit to be on the show. Find out why she went, what the repercussions were, what she thought of Rob’s behavior, and what the best thing to come out of it all was in this interview with RealityNewsOnline.
Getting Up to Date with Roddy Mancuso from ‘Big Brother 3’, by Paris Cosby: What has Roddy Mancuso been up to since Big Brother 3? Well, dancing to Depeche Mode, for one thing. As the new BB gets ready to begin, Paris brings us up to date on one of the most talked-about players from last season.
There Is No “I” in “Team” – An Interview with Cindy from The Amazing Race 4, by Phil Kural: Russell & Cindy were eliminated after getting train tickets to the wrong town, but that was just the culmination of a racing effort that was not exactly teamwork. RealityNewsOnline talked to Cindy and she shared her thoughts on the race and the way she and Russell did not exactly work well together.
Don’t Forget the Editing: An Interview with Amanda and Chris from The Amazing Race 4, by Phil Kural: Amanda & Chris went from first to worst on the second leg of Amazing Race 4. What could they have done differently? And what if they had run the race according to Chris’ initial aggressive plan rather than Amanda’s love fest plan? Find out as they let loose with their thoughts in this interview.
Love Conquers All: An Interview with Debra & Steve from The Amazing Race 4, by Phil Kural: Married couple Debra & Steve were the first team eliminated from The Amazing Race 4. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, they talk about how they have become closer, where they want to go from here, and how they ended up in last place at the end of the first leg of the race.
Canadian Popstars: The One – Talking With Wesley, by Paris Cosby: The last male standing in Canada’s recent Popstars: The One was 17-year-old Wesley. Paris caught up to him in Welland, Ontario, and talked to him a bit about the show and what he’s been doing since then.
The Amazon’s Runner-Up: An Interview with Matthew Von Ertfelda, by David Bloomberg: Was he naïve or was it just a game he was playing? Survivor: The Amazon’s second-place contender, Matthew, discusses his strategy, how he played at several key points, the critical final tribal council, and more!
Winning and Learning: An Interview with ‘Survivor: The Amazon’ Winner Jenna Morasca, by David Bloomberg: Many people were upset when Jenna Morasca won Survivor: The Amazon. But what does Jenna think of all the criticism that was leveled at her? Does she blame editing or take responsibility for it? RealityNewsOnline was able to ask her these and other questions. Jenna won a million dollars and learned some valuable life lessons – read on to find out more.
The Principal Survivor: An Interview with Butch Lockley, by David Bloomberg: Viewers may have seen school principal Butch Lockley as a passive player on Survivor, but he says that was not the case at all. What else does he have to say about his time in the Amazon? You'll just have to read on to find out!
Portrayal or Personality? An Interview with Heidi Strobel, by David Bloomberg: Heidi Strobel was a lightning rod for criticism on Survivor: The Amazon. After it ended, she said she was playing a role that isn’t really like her. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, she expands on that and other topics, such as what students and fellow teachers thought and her relationship with Christy.
The Best Survivor Player Not to Win: An Interview with Rob Cesternino, by David Bloomberg: Rob Cesternino was called the best player to not win by host Jeff Probst. He was also one of the most entertaining and Survivor: The Amazon just would not have been the same without him! RealityNewsOnline got to ask him some questions about how he played, what the jury was thinking when they gave the prize to Jenna, how he prepared (hint: he used this website) and more!
Survivor: The Amazon – An Interview with Deena Bennett, by David Bloomberg: Deena Bennett thought she could get Alex Bell tossed, but exactly the reverse occurred. Here Deena admits her mistakes and is honest about where she went wrong, as well as giving a good appraisal of the game overall. Also, she tells us what she thought of Heidi’s Tribal Council comment about bringing intelligence to the game.
“The Game Got the Better of Me” – An Interview with Survivor’s Shawna Mitchell, by David Bloomberg: Shawna wanted to leave Survivor, but her team wouldn't vote her out. Then she wanted to stay, and her new team wouldn't keep her around. RealityNewsOnline asked her some questions about her time in the Amazon, her illness, her strategy, and what was/is going on with her and Alex.
Survivor: The Amazon – Interview with Dave Johnson, by David Bloomberg: Dave Johnson was voted off last week and became the first member of the jury. RealityNewsOnline had the opportunity to ask him about his strategy, his backup plans, if he knew how Rob really felt, and more!
Survivor: The Amazon – Outplayed and Outwitted, an Interview with Roger Sexton, by David Bloomberg: Although Roger said in his final words that he was not outplayed or outwitted, looking back he admits that’s exactly what happened. In his interview with RealityNewsOnline, Roger tells us what his game plan was, how the guys decided their votes, what he thought of various other people he was with, and more!
WWE Tough Enough 3: An Interview with Chad Angeli, by Mike DeGeorge: Chad was the first person cut from Tough Enough 3, but he was still there for three weeks before it occurred and has plenty to tell. He looked good in the ring and he says he came to work hard, so what happened?
WWE Tough Enough 3: An Interview with Nick Distelbrink, by Mike DeGeorge: Moreso than anyone else on Tough Enough 3, Nick Distelbrink seemed to get a raw deal when it came to editing. What was the story behind his injury? His comments about Kelly? Is there more to these stories than met the eye? See for yourself as Mike gets to the bottom of it all.
Survivor: The Amazon – An Interview with Jeanne, by David Bloomberg: Jeanne thought she lucked out when the tribal swap occurred, but ended up getting voted out anyway. In our interview with her, she discusses what happened to end up with that vote, why they wanted to risk a tie, her plan for the game, and what she really thinks of Heidi, Jenna, and Shawna.
Meet My Folks: An Interview with Barnes Family ‘Suitor’ Randy Wayne, by Jamie Goralski: Randy Wayne was one of three guys trying to win over Jacqui Barnes’ parents on Meet My Folks. Jamie had the opportunity to ask him some questions about the show and what went on that we never saw.
Survivor: The Amazon – An Interview with JoAnna, by David Bloomberg: JoAnna was certainly one of the most controversial players on the sixth Survivor. RealityNewsOnline held back nothing in our questions of her after she was voted off, and she in turn held back nothing in her response.
Survivor: The Amazon – Daniel Lue Discusses His Amazon Time… and Roger, by David Bloomberg: Daniel Lue was called “lazy” and threatened behind his back with a “kung fu chop” by Roger. Then, to top it off, he was voted out. What does Daniel think of his time in the Amazon and, in particular, his nemesis in the jungle?
WWE Tough Enough 3: An Interview with Scott Chong, by Mike DeGeorge: Scott Chong was one of the, um, more interesting contenders on WWE Tough Enough 3. He ended up at the hospital twice, called a girl he hadn't talked to in a while, and had some alcohol issues. But he came through it all and became well-liked by many viewers and his fellow participants. Mike DeGeorge had a chance to talk to him about the show and what he's up to these days.
WWE Tough Enough 3: An Interview with Winner Matt Cappotelli, by Mike DeGeorge: Matt Cappotelli was one of the winners in the third Tough Enough series. Here Mike DeGeorge talks to him about who he is, how faith plays a role in his life and future WWE career, what he thought of his time on the show, and much more!
Survivor: The Amazon – An Interview with Ryan, by David Bloomberg: Ryan Aiken was the first person voted off of Survivor: The Amazon. Was he really the slacker Roger claimed? Was there as much trash-talking about the women as we were shown - or maybe more? Hear Ryan's side of the story in our interview with Ryan.
Jim Verraros Discusses ‘American Idol’ and His Future, by David Bloomberg: Jim Verraros quickly became well-known to American Idol fans in the first series. He was slammed by Simon but made it into the top 10 anyway, and has had a whirlwind of activity with the concert tour and all that has brought him. More recently, he had an interview in The Advocate in which he "came out" to the general public. Jim tells us how all of this has affected him and what his are plans for the future.
An In-Depth Conversation With Florinka (Flo) Pesenti, Winner of The Amazing Race 3, by Brian James: Flo Pesenti became perhaps the most well-known Amazing Race 3 contestant - though not really for reasons she would have liked to be. Along the path to victory, she and her teammate Zach hit a number of speedbumps. Now that it's all said and done and she can look back on it with some distance, what does she think of the Race and her own performance in it. How about the other teams (especially Drew)? And what about a time penalty that they didn't even show and some of the other editing that went on?
Amazing Race 3: Interview with Teri & Ian, by Susan Schechter: Of all the teams on The Amazing Race 3, none had the fans going with a love-hate relationship more than Teri and Ian, the older married couple. Find out what they thought of the race and their own performance in it.
Interview with Meet My Folks’ Polygraph Expert Nick Savastano, by Andrea Shuman: It's the interview that Andrea's fantasized about for months: Meet My Folks' polygraph operator Nick Savastano reveals all. Will Andrea's Nick-lust get the better of her, or will she be able to keep her animal impulses under control? Also: previews of what's in store this second season, and a brutally honest take on the new British version of the show.
The Amazing Race 3: Interview with John Vito & Jill, by Phil Kural: Dating couple John Vito and Jill made it to the final five on The Amazing Race 3. But more importantly, they made it into the hearts of viewers, becoming one of the most-liked teams not just on this race, but on any of the three. Phil Kural interviews them to find out their thoughts on the race and their future.
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Jed Hildebrand, by Peggy Keller: Jed Hildebrand was the first person voted off of the Sook Jai tribe - indeed, the tribe purposely threw a challenge in order to get rid of him! Jed talks to Peggy Keller about the personal dynamics of the tribe, what went on and why, and much more!
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Brian Heidik, by David Bloomberg: Brian Heidik came to Survivor: Thailand with a plan, worked it until the end, and brought home the million dollar prize. He seems to be a man of few words these days, but RealityNewsOnline managed to get a couple things out of him in this interview.
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Clay Jordan, by David Bloomberg: Clay Jordan came in second on Survivor: Thailand and surprised a lot of people by making it so close. He was himself surprised when Ted used his final Tribal Council question to accuse him of having made a racist statement. See what Clay has to say about that, the unaired discussion between him and Brian at the final challenge, the Ted/Ghandia incident, his own strategy, and much more!
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Jan Gentry, by Phil Kural: Jan Gentry was the oldest woman on Survivor: Thailand and also the person who picked the Chuay Gahn tribe. She made it to third place and, perhaps more importantly, into the hearts of many viewers. In this interview she discusses how she formed her team, her thoughts on the Ted/Ghandia incident, why she voted for Brian to win, and more. Also, what was the deal with the pet cemetery?!
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Ted Rogers, by David Bloomberg: Fifth-place Survivor: Thailand contestant Ted Rogers became something of a lightning rod for two of the most controversial moments on the show, but he was also well-liked by viewers. Ted shares his thoughts on those moments, provides some of the background we didn't get to see or hear about, and discusses his strategy with us in this RealityNewsOnline interview.
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Helen Glover, by David Bloomberg: Fourth-place Survivor: Thailand contestant Helen Glover was well-liked by viewers and went out with a bang in her final statements and questions to Brian and Clay. RealityNewsOnline talked to her about why she trusted Brian, what she knew and didn't know, why she and Jan didn't form a counter-alliance, what was up with the "racist comment" allegedly uttered by Clay, and more!
Survivor: Thailand – Interview with Shii Ann Huang, a RealityNewsOnline Fan!, by David Bloomberg: Shii Ann Huang's final words began with what could have been a quote from one of RealityNewsOnline's signature articles. It turns out, she's quite a fan! With that in mind, we contacted her and talked about her strategy, what went on behind the scenes, and much more!
A Brief Chat with Big Brother 2's Will, by David Bloomberg: Big Brother 2's Will Kirby has been a busy guy since winning the show last year. What has he been up to, where can you find him now, and does he think he could have beaten the Big Brother 3 crowd? Let's see what he has to say.
Beg, Borrow & Deal: The Josh Gates Interview, by Sting7: ESPN's Beg, Borrow & Deal's Josh Gates is the unspoken leader of Team Cobi, and has brought "charm" to all whole new level. Despite the fact that Josh seems to be an open book, he shares some insights we never knew about himself, the show, and the women of Team Contact!
Beg, Borrow & Deal: The Tony Farina Interview, by Sting7: Tony Farina may be the most good-natured member of Team Contact, putting up with abuse and attacks while trying to get the job done. What did he think of his experience and his fellow teammates?
WWE Tough Enough: Exclusive Interview with Producer and Host John “Big” Gaburik, by Mike DeGeorge: John “Big” Gaburick is perhaps the most public face of Tough Enough. In this interview, exclusive to RealityNewsOnline, Big talks to Mike DeGeorge about past winners, the trainers, the upcoming season (including scoops on where they will be going, who will be guest starring, and if the rumor about one contestant having problems is correct), and much more.
An Interview with Tough Enough 2’s “Danimal” – Part 1, by Mike DeGeorge: Danny "the Danimal" Carney was one of the most popular members of the Tough Enough 2 cast, and was considered by many to be among the early favorites. Unfortunately, the judges did not agree and he was cut in the fourth episode. In this exclusive interview with RealityNewsOnline, Danny reveals his thoughts on his fellow contestants, ponders why he was cut, and fills us in on what he's been doing since the show.
An Interview with Tough Enough 2’s “Danimal” – Part 2: The Other Contestants, by Mike DeGeorge: In the second part of RealityNewsOnline's exclusive interview with Danny "the Danimal" Carney, he provides his thoughts on each of the other Tough Enough 2 competitors. What did he really think about Alicia, Hawk, Jackie, and the others?
An Interview with Tough Enough 2’s “Danimal” – Part 3, by Mike DeGeorge: We finish up our interview with Danny "the Danimal" Carney, from Tough Enough 2, as he discusses his time on TE2, what the cameras didn't show, how he was portrayed, and much more.
Survivor 2’s Kel Discusses Bar Attack for the First Time, by David Bloomberg: You may have heard rumors about Survivor 2 contestant Kel Gleason being attacked a couple weeks ago in a bar. Well, they were not rumors - he has just done his best to keep it under wraps. For the first time since the attack, Kel speaks out and tells RealityNewsOnline what happened and how he's doing.
Top 30 American Idol Contestant Natalie Burge Talks to Foxes On Idol, by David Bloomberg: At the end of July, RealityNewsOnline had an interview with American Idol top 30 performer Natalie Burge. Now we caught up with Natalie again to find out what she thought of the Vegas show, what else she's been up to, and how her life has changed.
Interview with Jamie Everett, Winner of the Reversal Episode of “Meet My Folks”, by Andrea Shuman: Andrea Shuman interviews Jamie Everett, who won the trip to Hawaii in the "Three Girls/One Guy" episode. Find out why Jamie agreed to do the show, what she thinks of the response she's been getting, why the hot tub scene really infuriated her, and what Carrie did that could have brought a quick end to the filming, and maybe the entire series. Bonus interview: Jamie's best friend explains why she told the world about the "phone sex at the clothing store" incident. It's another RealityNewsOnline Meet My Folks exclusive!
Single in the City: An Interview with Bridget Harrison, by Peggy Keller: Single in the City had its season finale this week. One of the women featured on the show was New York Post columnist, Bridget Harrison. Peggy talked to Bridget to find out about the show, her column, and dating in New York City.
End of the Season Interview with Scott Satin, Co-Executive Producer of ‘Meet My Folks’, by Andrea Shuman: Meet My Folks has been a breakout hit for NBC. When will it return? What new plans lay in store for families and contestants? What about claims from one daughter on the show that guys are offered money to strip? And don't miss the exclusive info he gives RealityNewsOnline about the way the polygraph really works!
The King of Coalitions: An Interview with Mole 2’s Darwin Conner, by C. Brian Devinney: Darwin Conner made any coalition he could to further progress in The Mole 2, but he still ended up getting executed. Find out about his strategy, his favorite missions, his sabotage, and, of course, his coalitions.
An Interview with Mole 2’s Winner, Dorothy Hui, by Jason Borelli: When Jason Borelli went to try out for Mole 2, he had no idea he was in line with Dorothy Hui, who would eventually become the show's big winner. Jason tracked Dorothy down again and talked to her about the game, her band, and much more!
Meet My Folks: The Rancher’s Daughter Has Her Say – An Interview with Stephanie Reeves , by Andrea Shuman: For the first time, a daughter from Meet My Folks spills the beans. Find out what really goes on during a weekend taping; why the trip to Hawaii isn't exactly what you imagined; where the hidden cameras are; the real reason Stephanie's mom had Brad chase several barnyard animals around the pen; and why the wrong ex-girlfriend got all the attention.
Play Ball! – An Interview with Mole 2’s Lisa Noller, by C. Brian Devinney: Last year’s Mole, Kathryn Price, was a lawyer from Chicago. Mole 2 player Lisa Noller is also a lawyer from Chicago. Did that give her an advantage or a disadvantage? How did she play the quizzes? And did she get her job back after being executed? Read on for all of this and more.
All for Meadow Muffin - An Interview with Mole 2's Katie Mills, by C. Brian Devinney: For many weeks, more than a few Mole 2 fans thought Katie was the Mole. But she says she never intentionally sabotaged a game, and she was quite upset when she thought her stuffed cow, Meadow Muffin, had been turned into ashes. Katie shares some of her experiences with RealityNewsOnline's C. Brian Devinney.
A Brief Conversation with Scott Satin, Co-Executive Producer of "Meet My Folks", by Andrea Shuman: Andrea Shuman caught up with Scott Satin, co-executive producer of the new NBC reality dating hit, Meet My Folks. Find out why the show is moving back to Mondays, how the ratings are, whether the show will back this Fall, what the polygraph guy's name is, and why a future show involves a specimen cup.
Interview with Mole 2's Magician, Rob Nelson, by C. Brian Devinney: The spiky hair is gone, but his flair remains. Rob Nelson, youngest of the Mole 2 players, was a fan and contestant favorite. Now he discusses his strategy, the times he deliberately tried to draw attention to himself, and his overall thoughts on Mole 2.
Interview with American Idol’s Natalie Burge, by David Bloomberg: Natalie Burge, the 17-year-old American Idol semi-finalist from Morton, Illinois, has impressed many with her talent and maturity. Now she talks to RealityNewsOnline about the show, her plans for the future, what she really thinks of the judges, and more!
Interview with Mole 2’s Myra Brown, by C. Brian Devinney: Her six-episode stint on the second edition of The Mole made her a fan favorite, and for California pilot Myra Brown, it was the adventure of a lifetime. RealityNewsOnline’s Mole 2 recapper, C. Brian Devinney, talked to Myra about her audition, time on the show, and just what those black flecks were in the pizza dough anyway.
An Interview with the Man Who Is Fast Becoming America's Big Brother, Arnold Shapiro, by Kent Blackwelder: It's a busy time for the man tapped once again by CBS to guide the Big Brother series to ratings victory. Arnold Shapiro will no doubt pack the BB3 house again with his brand of wild and wacky characters. Kent Blackwelder of BB2 asked him a few questions and, as always, got very few answers.
Amazing Race 2: Interview with Cyndi & Russell, by Susan Schechter: Cyndi and Russell, the married pastors on The Amazing Race 2, are more than just a couple of reverends. Find out all about them, what they thought of the race, the best parts, the worst parts, their suggestions for future contestants, and much more in this interview with Susan Schechter!
No Boundaries: An Interview with John, by Dana Walker: As viewers know, No Boundaries was canceled in the U.S. after only a few episodes. Some of the contestants have been trying to get it aired in full. One of them, John Hodges, talked to RealityNewsOnline’s Dana Walker, who knows a thing or two herself about being on reality TV.
Survivor: Africa – An Interview with Carl, by David Bloomberg: Carl Bilancione was the third Survivor: Africa contestant and first member of Samburu to be voted out – a blow to the elder alliance. A few weeks ago, we featured an interview with Brandon in which he said, “to be honest I found Carl to be the most annoying, self-loving blow hard I've ever met.” Having seen this, Carl contacted us to set up his own good-humored interview.
An Evening with Shola, Doyin, and Hillary of The Amazing Race 2, by Susan Schechter: While most of us were at home watching The Amazing Race in our own living rooms, Susan Schechter was watching it with Shola and Doyin (the twins) and Hillary (the daughter in the mother/daughter team). Find out how the twins took their loss and what kind of people they really are as Susan describes her Amazing evening.
Survivor: Africa – An Interview with Kelly, by Melinda Smith: Kelly Goldsmith, the Boran whiz-kid from Survivor: Africa, was the first contestant to try to jump ship to another tribe’s alliance. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out quite the way she hoped. Now she discusses her time in Africa, what she really thinks about Lex’s apology, her speech at the final Tribal Council, the new Survivor: Marquesas cast, and much more!
Survivor: Africa – An Interview with Brandon, by Charlie Reneke: Brandon Quinton was one of the most memorable contestants on Survivor: Africa, and now he's talked to RealityNewsOnline's Charlie Reneke. Find out how he thinks he would have done if Kim P. had stayed by him after the Kelly vote. What does he think of how gays are portrayed on reality TV? Who would he have in his all-star Survivor tribe? And much, much more!
Temptation Island 2’s Ali Spills the Secrets in Exclusive Interview, by Mike DeGeorge: What really went on behind the scenes at Temptation Island 2? When the couples were away, did the singles play? Ali -- perhaps the most influential single on the show (he played a large role in Kelley breaking up with Mark) shares his insights with us in this exclusive interview, where he talks about Kelley and the other women, the single girls, hypocrisy, why he decided to become a tempter, and much more!
Lex Discusses the Survivor Screw-Up, by Peggy Keller: How does Lex feel about losing the immunity challenge -- and possibly the game -- because of a screw-up on the part of Survivor: Africa producers? He tells all to RealityNewsOnline in this exclusive interview!
Survivor 3’s Lex Discusses the Game, His Image, and His Kids, by Peggy Keller: Lex van den Berghe – the Survivor 3 villain, the psycho tattooed guy who threatened to slit the throat of anyone who got in his way – is really not psycho and thought everyone who was watching the game knew that it was a game. In this interview he discusses that issue, his image, and his kids.
Survivor’s Lindsey Discusses Fame, Fortune, and the AIDS Benefit, by Peggy Keller: Since we last spoke to Lindsey, she has gone through the post-Survivor frenzy. What's ahead for her? And how was the AIDS benefit at Brandon's bar?
Survivor 2’s Kel Shares His Thoughts On Survivor: Africa and the Future, by David Bloomberg: What does Survivor 2 Kel think about his job reporting on the show for Global TV? How does he think Mark Burnett can keep the show lively? What did he think of the third cast? And what about rumors of an "Ultimate Survivor" that would involve previous contestants? Kel shares all of this and more in this exclusive interview.
Cannonball Run 2001’s Dana Takes Us Behind the Scenes, by Mike DeGeorge: Dana Walker was the "third wheel" on the Third Wheel team on Cannonball Run 2001. Now she gives us exclusive insight behind the scenes as we find out how different the race actually was from what was shown. How were the contestants edited to appear quite different from what really happened? What was going on with the rules? And what does RealityNewsOnline's new announcement have to do with any of this?
Survivor’s Lindsey Tells the Other Side of the Story, by Peggy Keller: She was the Survivor villain in the early going. But did she deserve to be? Was she really as bad as she was portrayed? Lindsey Richter discusses the editing, her own desire to win and how that affected her, what she thinks of the other players, the crying, the necklace, the dehydration, and even whether her mother ever hugged her.
A Heart to Heart Talk with Survivor’s Frank, by Susan Schechter: In a heart to heart talk with Susan Schechter, Survivor: Africa contestant Frank Garrison waxes philosophic on the game, wild animals and fellow players, his friends and family, the editing, and even offers some dating advice thrown in for good measure. Most importantly, we find out what he was doing in the sarong!
Murder in Small Town X Host Reflects on Angel Juarbe and the Game Itself, by Richard Hoeg: In this exclusive interview, Murder in Small Town X host Gary Fredo reflects on winner Angel Juarbe, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks, and also discusses inside information about the show.
WWF Tough Enough: Interview with Daniel, by Mike DeGeorge: Daniel made it to the top 25 possible contestants for WWF Tough Enough, but lost out to Josh for making it to those who would actually be on the show. He was one of the few who appeared on the Casting Special and he still keeps in touch with one of the finalists. Find out why Daniel wanted to be a wrestler, what really went on at WWF New York, and what his plans are for Tough Enough 2.
Survivor 2’s Kel Talks About His New Life & Old Accusations, by David Bloomberg: In an exclusive interview with RealityNewsOnline, Survivor 2's Kel Gleason Kel discusses his new career, what makes a good reality TV show, how FCC regulations should apply to them, his thoughts on the fight against terrorists, and, of course, Jerri & beef jerky.
We Hurt but Houseguests Need Help to Hurt: Big Brother 2’s Kent Shares His Thoughts, by Kent Blackwelder: Many of us have given our thoughts on how Big Brother 2 should handle the events of September 11. Now we have the view of somebody who was inside that house. BB2's Kent shares his thoughts on this tragedy and how it should be handled.
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