03:18 PM EDT 03/11/2014
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?
Originally posted 10/12/2012 02:45PM
As the host of Survivor Jeff Probst spends a lot of time in exotic locations, but he feels grounded – and lucky – to live at his estate in Los Angeles.
Walking around the 10,000-sq.-ft. abode with PEOPLE, Probst, 51, says the property is so "spectacular" that he "feels guilty, at times" that he's able to live there.
And he shares the house's glittering history: "This home," he says, "was owned and built by the late great Gene Autry."
Originally posted 08/20/2012 01:25PM
Remember Blair Warner, the spoiled rich girl on the 80s sitcom The Facts of Life?
Prepare to see her in a whole new light.
Lisa Whelchel, the former teen actress who played Blair for nine seasons – from 1979 to 1988 – will compete against 17 other contestants on Survivor: Philippines. Now 49, Whelchel is a prominentChristian author and mother of three, not to mention a longtime fan of the reality competition.
Originally posted 05/15/2012 02:30PM
She's got $1 million (and another $100,000) to spend now that she's won Survivor: One World, but Kim Spradlin doesn't have big plans to splurge – on much.
Originally posted 03/11/2012 12:10PM
Bill Posley should have been safe for at least another three days.
For the first time in Survivor's 24 seasons, a tribe voluntarily gave up their immunity for the opportunity to vote out one of their own and Posley, 28, paid the price.
Now back home in Venice, Calif., the stand-up comedian spoke to PEOPLE about why he took the risk of going to Tribal Council, how he has become an unlikely role model and all about "spoiled brat" Colton.
Originally posted 10/04/2011 12:15PM
Both Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have won the title of sole Survivor, but another $1 million prize eluded the couple when they were eliminated Sunday from The Amazing Race.
Zohn and Morasca, who have been dating for eight years, decided to attempt the challenge of racing around the world after Zohn successfully battled cancer. But after misinterpreting a clue on the second leg of the race, the couple were eliminated in the show's first-ever double elimination.
Now in Los Angeles filming their new show Everyday Health, Zohn and Morasca spoke with PEOPLE about traveling around the world together and explained the costly blunder that caused their demise.
Before the Race you both mentioned that having won Survivor could work against you. Did it?
Jenna: I thought it would more than Ethan did because I tend to be more evil when it comes to planning game stuff like that. I though, "They're going to use it against us." But it wasn't as big of a deal as I made it out to seem. It's not like Survivor.
Ethan: When you're racing, you're just with your partner against the elements. It's not like teams can gang up on you and create an alliance and force you out in any way. Everyone is doing their own thing.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 02:00PM
"Strategy is the craft of the warrior."
– Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of the Five Rings
Another day, another dragon! Survivor is back for a new slayer-ific season. Ozzy and my old tribe-mate Coach headline what could be one of the best casts ever.
I actually can't think of anybody I don't like – at least, based on their three-minute intro videos. From Mark to Dawn to Christine to Rick, this season is composed of strong characters, many of whom are genuine fans. But if I had to choose a few ...
Originally posted 03/04/2011 11:00AM
Francesca Hogi, an attorney from Washington, D.C., was the first Survivor contestant ever to have her buff snuffed on Redemption Island.
The self-described "opinionated and stubborn" Hogi, 36, spoke with PEOPLE about how she survived alone, why she was eliminated, and what it was really like living with "crazy" Phillip.
What was going through your head when Rob and Russell got off that helicopter?
I didn't think it was exactly fair for us to have to play with really experienced players. But at the same time, Boston Rob was one of my favorite players, so I felt, "I want him on my tribe." Don't get me wrong, Rob is a great asset, but he's also a very dangerous player so I certainly was never going to lose sight of that. But I actually wanted to align with Rob.
Then why didn't an alliance with him pan out?
Originally posted 10/14/2005 05:00PM
Jenn Lyon had it all – beauty and reality-TV fame as a competitor on Survivor: Palau. Now, the 33-year-old tells PEOPLE about breast cancer – and why for her reconstructive surgery was the first step to feeling better
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