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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Treacherous Alliance and a White Collar Crime

Survivor

Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Treacherous Alliance and a White Collar Crime

Originally posted 02/26/2015 11:00AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"This game is about who you are. Your character is your strategy." –Rafe Judkins, Survivor: Guatemala

Survivor is back for another season of terrible liars, over-attached creeps, self-aggrandizing loudmouths – and a couple of smart gamers.

The big twist this season is that contestants are divided into three tribes: White Collar, Blue Collar, and No Collar. White Collars make the rules; Blue Collars follow the rules; and No Collars break the rules and give uncomfortably long hugs.

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'It's Weird to Look at Myself Now'

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'It's Weird to Look at Myself Now and See My Body'

Originally posted 02/24/2015 07:30PM

Once tipping scales at more than 400 lbs., 19-year-old Kaitlyn Smith from Portland, Tennessee, lost 208 lbs. through diet and exercise. One thing she hasn't been able to lose is the excess skin, a common side effect of extreme weight loss. As she gears up for, and then undergoes, several skin removal surgeries, Smith will be sharing her story at PEOPLE.com. Come back every week for updates on her inspirational journey. You can also check out Kaitlyn's website and follow her on Facebook.

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Ian Ziering's Celebrity Apprentice Finale Blog: Beauty Beats the Beast | Ian Ziering

Celebrity Apprentice

Ian Ziering's Celebrity Apprentice Finale Blog: Beauty Beats the Beast

Originally posted 02/17/2015 09:15PM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge on his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

Follow Ziering on Twitter and check back for his exclusive blog posts on PEOPLE.com after each episode of
The Celebrity Apprentice.

After weeks of intense challenges, both physical and mental, I am thrilled that Leeza Gibbons was named the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, proving that success can be achieved through positive leadership, grace and elegance. More on that shortly …

First and foremost I want to say that being a part of Celebrity Apprentice has definitely been one of the most difficult (and rewarding) things I have ever done in my life. It was such an amazing experience and an honor to have this opportunity to raise awareness about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EBKids.org), bring in more than $300,000 for this wonderful organization and receive countless Tweets and Facebook messages from families who live with EB.

Now, last night's finale was quite the show! I am thrilled that my friend Leeza Gibbons reigned victorious after all of these weeks of challenges. Though I was a part of Geraldo Rivera's final team, and I gave 150 percent to helping him win for his charity, I think that the right person came out on top. Leeza played the game with grace and a spirit that made this extremely difficult endeavor a little easier for all of us that got to compete with her this season. She is, pure and simple, a class act!

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Bachelor Chris Soules Blogs About 'One of the Hardest Days of My Life' | The Bachelor

The Bachelor

UpdatePosted 02/17/2015 04:30PM

Chris Soules's Bachelor Blog: 'One of the Hardest Days of My Life'

Originally posted 02/24/2015 07:50AM

Chris Soules is The Bachelor! After a bittersweet exit from Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, the farmer from Arlington, Iowa, is searching for love once again on ABC's hit franchise. Chris, 33, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the women, the dates and the difficult decisions he'll make on his journey to love. So check back every week, and follow Chris on Twitter.

Bali. Wow. Yes, the trip over there is a long one, but it's worth it. I even had just enough of a layover in Hong Kong to hit the town. I partied with the locals and ate some things I never thought I would eat. If you're ever in Hong Kong, check out Underbridge Spicy Crab. I'm still not sure what I ate, but it was delicious!

Arriving in Bali, I really couldn't believe I was there. I mean, we'd been in New Mexico, South Dakota and Iowa, but now we were in freaking Bali! Seriously, that place is incredible. There are the beautiful, ancient temples, the beaches are seemingly endless with these huge waves that people come from around the world to surf. But not me, I just went there to go on dates – my life is not normal.

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Chris Soules's Bachelor Blog: Which Hometown Date 'Disturbed' Him?

The Bachelor

UpdatePosted 02/17/2015 11:30AM

Chris Soules's Bachelor Blog: Which Hometown Date 'Disturbed' Him?

Originally posted 02/17/2015 06:50AM

Chris Soules is The Bachelor! After a bittersweet exit from Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, the farmer from Arlington, Iowa, is searching for love once again on ABC's hit franchise. Chris, 33, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the women, the dates and the difficult decisions he'll make on his journey to love. So check back every week, and follow Chris on Twitter.

Waking up after my group date in Des Moines, I didn't want to dwell on what happened with Britt, so I just decided to focus all my energy on Becca, and I'm so glad I did. I know I just had a one-on-one with Becca in Deadwood, but it catapulted our relationship forward, and I wanted to build on that momentum. It was so nice to spend a regular day with Becca. Just hanging with her in my loft felt so normal.

Now, here's a little tidbit about "my" loft. I don't live in Des Moines. I don't have a place in Des Moines. That's just where I was planning on staying while we were in town. But truthfully, I ended up sleeping at the hotel most of the time, so it was pretty funny calling it "my" loft. I officially want to thank the dude who let me use it. You've got a sweet place, but sorry for making out on your couch.

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Chris's Bachelor Blog: The Hardest Goodbye Yet, and the Talk That 'Shocked' Him

The Bachelor

UpdatePosted 02/16/2015 01:20PM

Chris Soules's Bachelor Blog: The Hardest Goodbye Yet, and the Conversation That 'Shocked' Him

Originally posted 02/16/2015 07:30AM

Chris Soules is The Bachelor! After a bittersweet exit from Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, the farmer from Arlington, Iowa, is searching for love once again on ABC's hit franchise. Chris, 33, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the women, the dates and the difficult decisions he'll make on his journey to love. So check back every week, and follow Chris on Twitter.

Getting ready for the rose ceremony in Deadwood was tough because I was pretty sure I knew who I was going to send home, but I did want to spend more time with the girls to confirm my feelings. I was relieved when Megan boldly asked me how I felt for her, and she was right – our relationship was lacking progression.

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Ian Ziering Blogs About a 'Beauty and the Beast' Face-off on Celebrity Apprentice | Ian Ziering

Celebrity Apprentice

Ian Ziering Blogs About a 'Beauty and the Beast' Face-off on Celebrity Apprentice

Originally posted 02/10/2015 12:55PM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge on his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

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Chris Soules's Bachelor Blog: What It's Like to Ride in a 'Steamy Chopper Full of Hate'

The Bachelor

UpdatePosted 02/10/2015 12:40PM

Chris Soules's Bachelor Blog: What It's Like to Ride in a 'Steamy Chopper Full of Hate'

Originally posted 02/10/2015 07:30AM

Chris Soules is the Bachelor! After a bittersweet exit from Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, the farmer from Arlington, Iowa, is searching for love once again on ABC's hit franchise. Chris, 33, will be blogging for PEOPLE.com every week about the women, the dates and the difficult decisions he'll make on his journey to love. So check back each week, and follow Chris on Twitter.

I don't really even know where to start with this one.

I had no clue what was happening with Kelsey when she was having her "episode." It wasn't until someone told me that Kelsey was asking for me that I had any inkling something bad was going on. When I saw her sitting on the floor, I was so worried. I felt terrible that something I said had made her panic. I didn't realize that telling the other girls about our chat would have that kind of effect on her. The only reason I said anything was because I was feeling emotional, and I felt it was only fair for them to know where my head was. I also didn't cancel the party just because of that. I canceled the party because I knew who I was going to say goodbye to, and not only did I not want to waste anyone's time, but I also just couldn't pretend. I couldn't look those women in the face at the cocktail party and act like I was still making up my mind.



There's been a lot said about Kelsey this week. And I know a lot of you are questioning why I kept her around in Santa Fe. What you have to understand is, to me Kelsey seemed like a kind, sweet person with a very sad past. I didn't feel like I was being manipulated to feel sorry for her, and I was glad when she opened up to me about her past. I will admit, though, that her fainting spell did feel a little off. It's hard to explain, but the timing did seem strange. However, that wasn't enough of a reason for me to say goodbye to her that night.

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Elisa Donovan Blogs: A Little Something for the Moms-to-Be

Elisa Donovan Blogs: A Little Something for the Moms-to-Be

Originally posted 02/09/2015 03:40PM

In her latest blog, the actress gives moms-to-be a glimpse into their future

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Ian Ziering Blogs About a Celebrity Apprentice 'Bloodbath' | Ian Ziering

Celebrity Apprentice

Ian Ziering Blogs About a Celebrity Apprentice 'Bloodbath'

Originally posted 02/03/2015 12:40PM

He may have found fame in Beverly Hills, 90210, but Ian Ziering has set his sights on another zip code these days. Ziering relocated to New York City to vie for the title on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. Besides being a clothing entrepreneur – though he's also Chippendales-approved and ready for any tasks that require shirtlessness – Ziering has one major edge one his opponents: Have they ever faced off against a throng of sharks? That is, not in the boardroom …

Follow Ziering on Twitter and check back for his exclusive blog posts on PEOPLE.com after each episode of
The Celebrity Apprentice.

King's Hawaiian

Our eighth task was a New York "photo bomb" campaign for King's Hawaiian.

We all worked well together coming up with hashtags, slogans and visuals. Coming up with a helicopter really made our concepts pop. It was another "not even close" victory for us.

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