05:04 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 11/15/2013 07:00AM
The video is horrifying: Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog, unable to walk, slurs his words as he admits to drinking an entire bottle of vodka. The footage, which will air on Dr. Phil on Monday in a show about Herzog's difficult battle with alcoholism, shocked Survivor fans across the web.
Several of Herzog's closest friends and relatives talked to PEOPLE about his struggle – not for publicity, they say, but to raise awareness of the complicated issue of alcoholism. "We have received so many messages from people who are battling the same issues as he is," says his mother, Shirley Herzog Keeler. "And Todd said that if his story can help one person get the help they need, he's ready to go public with it."
Originally posted 11/10/2013 08:00PM
It's dark out already?
If you were too busy making the best of what's left after daylight savings time, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/10/2013 02:20PM
Aras Baskauskas may have been sent to Redemption Island on last week's episode of Survivor, but things are certainly looking up in his personal life.
During an romantic sunset on the beach, Baskauskas surprised his girlfriend of four years, Christy Petersen, with an engagement ring.
Petersen, a model and clothing designer, had just finished a photo shoot on Saturday afternoon in Big Sur for her women's line, DAWN. At the end of the shoot, she and Baskauskas, 32, sat on a rocky outcrop to watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. As dusk fell, Baskauskas dropped on one knee and proposed, presenting her with a handmade ring by jewelry designer Jessica Seaton. The ring, set in rose gold, sports a sliced diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds.
Originally posted 11/01/2013 04:55PM
B.B. Andersen, one of the first contestants to compete on Survivor, has died after a battle with brain cancer, PEOPLE confirms. He was 77.
Andersen passed away on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo., according to an obituary posted in the Kansas City Star, which described him as "a lover of fine cigars, fine wine, close friends and good political debate."
In a statement to PEOPLE, Survivor host Jeff Probst said: "B.B. was one of the original cast members who launched Survivor back in 2000. He was a powerful presence on the show and that zest for epic adventure was at the heart of everything he did. I was very saddened to hear of his passing."
Originally posted 08/07/2013 11:50AM
On paper, the brand new Family Beef may sound a lot like a Duck Dynasty clone: Take several generations of a Southern family who own a successful business, then watch them interact.
And should their Southern drawls become too hard to understand, simply add subtitles.
One thing that certainly is already familiar about Family Beef is its star, Tom Buchanan, who reached the final four on Survivor: Africa and the top five of Survivor: All-Stars.
"After doing Survivor, I traveled the world on USO tours," Buchanan, 58, tells PEOPLE. "Survivor opened my life up, but I never thought I would do another show."
Originally posted 05/07/2013 08:05PM
For weeks, every booted contestant has named Andrea Boehlke as one of the most aggressive players on Survivor: Caramoan – so it was just a matter of time before the 23-year-old entertainment host and writer was given the boot. (She has had the most votes cast against her of any contestant this season.)
Blindsided on Day 33, Boehlke talks about her aggressive gameplay, the worst showmance ever and whom she blames for her elimination.
Originally posted 05/05/2013 12:45PM
Reynold Toepfer, a 30-year-old Real Estate agent from Austin, Texas , never had the numbers he needed to get to the end of Survivor.
Originally portrayed as cocky and arrogant, he softened his attitude as the game progressed, finding immunity idols and making friends along the way.
Now able to laugh about his experience, Toepfer talks about immunity idols, challenges, and cuddling in the shelter.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 05:35PM
Introducing Reverend Jimmy Kimmel!
The funny man took on a very different role when he performed the vow renewals between Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, in St. Lucia, revealing a skill many were unaware the late night host had.
But Kimmel is far from the first celebrity to perform a wedding.
Originally posted 04/14/2013 04:30PM
When he first started competing on Survivor: Caramoan, Michael Snow settled into the majority alliance and made few waves.
But after a tribal swap, a merge, and decimation of his tribe, Snow found himself outnumbered and voted out on day 25.
As the first member of the jury, the 44-year-old event planner from New York shares his thoughts on the remaining contestants, and claims that the game's oldest woman is also playing the most cutthroat game.
Originally posted 04/07/2013 12:45PM
On Survivor, one of the most fatal mistakes is overplotting.
When Corinne Kaplan, a 33-year-old clinical consultant from Los Angeles, schemed to overthrow Phillip Sheppard, her tribe turned on her instead.
Kaplan opens up about the drama, the lighthearted moments, and the worst contestant she's ever dealt with.
(Hint: It's not Phillip.)
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