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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.)
Originally posted 04/02/2013 06:30AM
Every season, there's a Survivor contestant who flies under the radar and doesn't get much airtime.
This season, it was Julia Landauer, a 21-year-old race car driver from New York. Despite being well-liked and athletic, Landauer was voted off after her alliance was outnumbered. She tells PEOPLE about her experience – and how fellow castaway Phillip Sheppard drove everyone crazy.
Julia, we didn't see much of you on the show – and John Cochran called you "vanilla."
I know! It's so wrong. I'm totally not vanilla! I'm mint chocolate chip.
Originally posted 03/08/2013 02:30PM
Shamar Thomas only lasted four episodes of Survivor but he got in more arguments with fellow contestants than most castaways do all season long.
Despite his combativeness, he was in a solid alliance until he was medically evacuated from the game on Day 10.
Thomas, a 27-year-old veteran of the USMC, talks about his experience, his injury, and what he would change about his time on the show.
Originally posted 02/21/2013 06:45PM
Country singer and former Survivor contestant Whitney Duncan is engaged – and this time it's not a secret.
"I'm going to marry this man," Duncan Tweeted on Feb. 14 shortly after announcing her engagement to her fellow Survivor tribemate Keith Tollefson.
Duncan, 28, was secretly married when she met and fell for Tollefson, 27, on Survivor: South Pacific in the summer of 2011 but now the tribemates are headed down the aisle.
Originally posted 11/17/2012 05:30PM
In the background of every episode of Survivor, there was Artis Silvester – growling, frowning, pacing. But the 53-year-old computer engineer tells PEOPLE he was having the time of his life, although he still carries a grudge against one player.
You tried out for Survivor several times. Why did it take so long?
I started trying out at season 2. Then I got cancer. They pulled a big mass out of my neck and I lost about 60 lbs. during chemo and radiation. But I kept trying, and I was thrilled to be cast.
Watching the show, you always looked angry. Didn't you enjoy your Survivor experience?
I wasn't angry. It's hard to watch the show now, knowing how much fun I had, and seeing that it was not being shown. I had a blast out there. [Laughs] I need to work on that. When I'm not smiling, I look like I'm about to take somebody's head off. People were scared of me. But the only person I was angry at was Mike Skupin.
Okay, about that. What happened between the two of you?
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