Last weekend, "Sex and the City 2" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" were released. But "Shrek Forever After" is still the favorite as it remained on top of the US Weekend Box Office. The fourth installment on the Shrek franchise got a total of $43,345,000 this week. Not far is "Sex and the City 2" with $32,125,000.
Here is US Weekend Box Office Summary (May 28-30):
- Shrek Forever After - $43,345,000
- Sex and the City 2 - $32,125,000
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - $30,170,000
- Iron Man 2 - $16,035,000
- Robin Hood - $10,305,000
- Letters to Juliet - $5,900,000
- Just Wright - $2,200,000
- Date Night - $1,750,000
- MacGruber - $1,477,000
- How to Train Your Dragon - $1,020,000
After years of waiting, the Resident evil franchise will add another one on its list. "Resident Evil : Afterlife" will feature Alice and the appearance of two Resident Evil game favorite - Claire and Chris Redfield. Their addition on the film will surely attract gamers to see the movie. Even though they will only have supporting roles, the two characters are expected to bring new development in the storyline.
One good thing that I see on this movie is the inclusion of Wentworth Miller. Yes, Michael Scofield of Prison Break will become Chris Redfield of Resident Evil. So the fans of the spectacular TV series are also waiting for this movie since Miller's last film is the 2005 failure, Stealth. The movie will hit the big screen on September 10, 2010.
Milla Jovovich as Alice
Ali Larter as Claire Redfield
Wentworth Miller as Chris Redfield
Spencer Locke as K-Mart
Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker (villain), Chairman of Umbrella
In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice, continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.
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Dreamworks' Shrek Forever After got the top spot on US Weekend Box Office with a weekend gross of $70,838,207. There are also other must-see movies which made it to the top 10 - Rogue Pictures' Macgruber and Big Pictures' Kites.
Here is US Weekend Box Office Summary:
- Shrek Forever After - $70,838,207
- Iron Man 2 - $26,361,258
- Robin Hood - $18,769220
- Letters to Juliet - $9,006,266
- Just Wright - $4,290,431
- MacGruber - $4,043,495
- Date Night - $2,913,504
- A Nightmare on Elm Street - $2,321,388
- How to Train Your Dragon - $1,901,211
- Kites - $958,673
Sandra played Survivor two times and she won the title two times as well. She encountered two different instances in Pearl Islands and Heroes Vs. Villains, but one thing remained constant - her loyalty. As far as I remember, she didn't win any individual challenges during the last season so luck factor favored her side to win the million dollars.
Socially, she tried to reach out to the Heroes side but the door was always locked whenever she wanted to tell something. Strategically, she worked hard to boot Russell out but she never succeeded. But at least, she was victorious in throwing Russell's beloved hat into the fire!
Here is an interview conducted by RealityTV after the Survivor reunion show.
RTV: I talked to you in January (at the 10th anniversary party) and the one thing you told me about the game is that you wish there were no challenges.
Sandra: ‘Cause I hate them. Did I say that to you?
RTV: You did, you told me that. But you said that was a strategy.
Sandra: I hate challenges and being a weak player is actually a strategy. Some people say it’s not, but you can’t win everything. Yes people love you when you’re a tribe and you’re winning challenges. But the minute you’re by yourself, unless you win everything, you’re gonna go home. And usually you’re outnumbered by the minority who’s afraid of you because you’re strong. It always happens.
RTV: Winning for the second time you’ve made Survivor history, and your husband was here to see it. Talk about that moment when you got off the stage and gave him a big hug.
Sandra: I started to cry, but then I calmed down because he was there. My win the first time was more emotional than this one. This one was more like, “Let’s get this over with.” I thought Parvati was gonna win — I guess that’s why I didn’t cry like I wanted to. Like I should’ve, I guess. But I was glad that my husband was here.
RTV: You had a standoff with Russell in the reunion show.
Sandra: I hate Russell like I hated Jonny Fairplay.
RTV: Who’s worse?
RTV: Kind of describe what day-to-day life was like with Russell because fans absolutely adore him.
Sandra: People like Russell in the game, but if they had to live with Russell on a day-to-day basis they wouldn’t be happy. Ask his wife. From what I understand, that’s all a facade. She’s just smiling, but it’s not real.
RTV: Really? What don’t we see?
Sandra: I don’t know. I don’t want to start saying stuff and then — ya know — rumors.
RTV: No, I mean what do we not see with Russell in the game?
Sandra: Russell doesn’t bathe. For real. That’s why I had said at Tribal Council that he needed to take his dirty ass to the ocean and wash up. That’s why I burned his hat, ’cause it was funky. He’s really nasty, so I’m like what woman would lay with him? Then I used to say, “How can Danielle and Parvati lay next to him every day?”
RTV: You never told him you tossed his hat?
Sandra: That happened on day 37. That was at the end. I just took it and threw it in the fire. Then I felt bad because he was crying about it for two hours. He was like, “Where’s my hat?” I’m like, “Maybe it blew away,” because that day the wind was blowing. Then I felt bad ’cause he was like, “I’ve had that hat for two seasons.” And I’m thinking like, “Oh damn, I feel bad.” Then he started talking shit, then I was like fuck it he deserves to get the hat burned.
RTV: So what are you going to do with this second million dollars?
Sandra: The first thing I’m gonna do is not be another Richard Hatch — pay my taxes. Then I’m gonna take my kids to Germany to meet my husband’s side of the family.
RTV: Advice to a future player?
Sandra: Take it day by day. Don’t go over there on day 1 already knowing how you’re going to spend your million dollars. Make sure you’re in the majority. Don’t take yourself out of the game because of an injury. Don’t make just one alliance, make two alliances. Never give away your Immunity Idol. Don’t tell anyone you have an Immunity Idol. I mean there’s so many things I’d take from different games and different strategies that different winners have made, and I just combine them and have my winning combination.
RTV: What was the game-changing moment for you?
Sandra: There’s so many things that I adjusted to like Tyson, like JT. So for me to pinpoint one thing that I — I can’t because I just move around and if that’s not gonna work I go and do something else. That’s how I play.
No matter what other people say, for me, Parvati is the Queen of Survivor. She played the most number of days than any other players and most of the experienced guys in Heroes Vs. Villains wanted to get rid of her the moment she stepped on the beach. Parvati is a great player that is why she survived until the end game but unfortunately, Sandra got lucky and won the Sole Survivor title.
She finished 6th in Cook Islands but crowned as the winner in Micronesia. In Heroes Vs. Villains, she played an all out strategic game as she kept her composure most of the time. She didn't react badly or violently when something bad is happening on her alliance. Instead, she stayed calm and hoped for the best. Her deceiving "Parvati smile" was present throughout the season and I think it helped her a lot.
Here is an interview conducted by RealityTV after the Survivor reunion show in New York city.
RTV: First of all, congratulations on setting the record for the most days spent on Survivor. What is that like having spent nearly half a year on an island with crazy people?
Parvati : That makes me a crazy person. You just said it right there.
RTV: You’re equivalent to all the other crazies?
Parvati: I am. I just dress a little bit better.
RTV: Going into the finale, it looked like you had this completely sealed, but somehow Sandra overtook that. What made you lose this time?
Parvati: I think it came down to a couple of specific things. Amanda and Candice had played the game with me before. I think they didn’t want to see me win again. I think a lot of people didn’t even want to see me in that final Tribal, they were trying to get me out from the beginning. So there was a lot of bitterness and resentment toward me even being there. And then also, put on top of that, I played with Russell. He was my closest ally, and everyone hated Russell. So I think a lot of that animosity kind of bounced off him and got on me as well. It just compounded on top of that. Sandra had a lot of people campaigning for her at Ponderosa to win. I just had to fight for my votes. No one really just handed me a vote. People had to really respect how hard I worked to get there to vote for me.
RTV: Discuss your relationship with Amanda this season because it was different this time.
Parvati: The reason we did so well in Micronesia is because we both can read each others’ minds kind of when we’re out there. That’s why I went up to her and talked to her and tried to see what could maybe happen with us. The problem was that we didn’t trust each other. I know she plays — she plays a loyal game from day 1. She sticks true to her alliance that she makes from day 1 and she knows how I play. I stick true to my alliance. I play a loyal game, and that’s what I did with Russell. That’s what I did with Danielle. We know that about each other so going up to each other and being like, “Who would flip? Can we flip? Do I trust you? Are you going to betray your alliance and be with me?” It was like, probably not. So that’s what happened and we ended up kind of going after each other.
RTV: It seemed like when you first arrived at the beach that you wanted to be a Hero. You acted surprised that you were a Villain.
Parvati: Yeah, weren’t you?
RTV: Not really. Were you really surprised that you were labeled a Villain?
Parvati: Of course. I’m lovable.
RTV: Were you disappointed?
Parvati: No. I’m just so thankful that I played with the Villains because as soon as we merged, the Heroes’ camp was honestly the most depressing place I have ever been in my life. I never want to go back there. I was so happy to see them all go because they were just miserable. I thought at least the Villains had like some drama — as long as it wasn’t depression. It was like craziness and insanity and that’s more my style, so I was happy to play with the Villains.
RTV: Describe Russell. What is it like living at camp with Russell.
Parvati: It’s like living with an entire colony of Tasmanian devils in a stampede of buffaloes fighting each other for one piece of cheese.
RTV: So why do fans love Russell? He can’t get a single jury vote, but he wins America’s vote. How is that possible?
Parvati: I think Russell kind of hogged every minute of air time of the show. That’s probably why because America saw Russell’s face every second that they were watching Survivor, and all Russell says is, “I’m Russell Hantz. I’m Russell Hantz.” So it kind of gets stuck in your mind like a broken record over and over and over. So I think he has brainwashed America, and America was like blindly typing in Russell’s name in their phones.
RTV: This was your third outing on Survivor. Would you do it again?
Parvati: I’m done with Survivor. Totally finished. Honestly, I’m retiring my crown. I am passing on my torch to whoever else thinks that they can pass my record. I say more power to them, and I hope that someone can challenge me with that. But I’m done.
RTV: When you look back on all of your experiences on Survivor, what are you going to think of first?
Parvati: I’ll remember the good times because I have a way of blocking out bad memories. I think the lessons that I learned from Survivor probably won’t show up in my life until later on. It tests your strength, it tests your resilience, your mental focus, your ability to control you mind when everything around you is going crazy. It’s a very intense game that teaches you a lot about yourself in a short amount of time, but I think the lessons will take a while to process.
Russell played back-to-back seasons in Survivor - Samoa and Heroes Vs. Villains. I understand what he said in the reunion that he only played the game once, he did and he got almost similar results. The difference is that in Heroes Vs. Villains, he got no votes from the jury. But still, in my opinion, he is the King of Survivor and his lost on the latter season can be attributed to his stupid moves in the end game.
Russell entered Heroes Vs. Villains with a big mystery blanket. Nobody knows anything about him, so they took him so lightly, not until he caused the disappearance of Boston Rob. Below is the interview of RealityTV after the reunion show.
RTV: First of all, congratulations on winning the fan favorite. You didn’t get a single jury vote, but you won America over.
Russell Hantz: How does that happen? How does that happen?
RTV: That’s what I was going to ask you.
Russell: It’s confusing to me! That should not happen. That’s the whole problem. I told Jeff (Probst) what the problem was. The thing is, everybody’s like I didn’t have a social game. Really? Why did I look like John Gotti when I looked at Jerri and said, “Danielle,” and she voted how I told her to vote. Because my social game was that good. But, I’m so good at the game, at the end of the day they’re not gonna vote for me. America sees it. Everybody sees it. I’ll never, I’ll never change the way I play that game. Never. I can’t.
RTV: So when you said at the final Tribal Council that you don’t regret anything, you meant it?
Russell: Right. If I do change the way I play, then it’s disappointing for me and America. ‘Cause they don’t want me to change — they just gave me two fan-favorites in a row. The Villain. The aggressive player. The backstabber. They give me the vote at the end of the day because they see me play the game. So no. No way. I’ll never change.
RTV: One thing I’ve heard consistently on the red carpet is several people saying you should have learned your lesson after losing the first time you played so aggressively.
Russell: Really? Who told you that? ‘Cause you know what? I didn’t play two times. I played one time. What lesson did I learn?!?! I never left the island. You know what, if I play again, if Michael Jordan plays again in the Survivor world, which I don’t know if I can because why should I? I’m the best. The people tell me I’m the best so maybe I should step down and retire. I’m strong enough to do that.
RTV: I totally agree. You were — by far — the best player out there. You were just competing against people you were able to outsmart. Kind of explain to people who may not realize, exactly the timeline you were dealing with. You never went home from Samoa?
Russell: I never went home. I was in a hotel throwing up. I lost 50 pounds. 10 days later, I’m on the island again in the exact same place. It was the hardest thing. Me saying that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I almost lost my mind from day 1, but guess what, I was strong enough to get back in control and do what I had to do. And still made it to the end. If you can’t see that — that’s amazing. It gives me chills that I was able to do that. OK, they didn’t vote for me — so what? I did what I set out to do. And then it’s up to you then. But at the end of the day I’ll be here because I will play the game to get to the end. I am like freakin’ a pit bull comin’ at you.
RTV: You said Rupert was a dumb ass, you told him that straight to his face. Do you still feel that way to this day?
Russell: Yes I do.
Russell: Because I know him (laughs). We went to the People’s Choice Awards and Rupert tells me, he says, (Russell changes his voice to impersonate Rupert) “Hey man, you did good, but you’ll never beat me.” I looked at him and I said, “Guess what, I’m gonna give you a run for your money this time. I might not beat you, but let’s see what the people think.” He said, “No way! No, not me! I’m Rupert.” Hey, really?
RTV: What advice would you give to the new contestants about to set foot in Nicaragua for the next edition of Survivor?
Russell: Don’t change the way you believe it has to be played. Don’t get somebody else’s opinion on the matter. If you think that’s the way, don’t waiver from it. That’s what I do. I never — and I will never — change the way I play the game. Never. If I play again one day, if I decide to give CBS my graces, which I probably won’t, if I decide then they’re gonna have to frickin’ take me to a lot of dinners.
RTV: One more thing, do you still think you’re better than Sandra?
Russell: Oh my God, really? Really?!?! C’mon. Sandra is terrible. Just because CBS pimped her out, don’t believe what you see, my friend. Parvati – she was a good player. Boston Rob — an even better player. Amanda, Cirie, they’re great players. Sandra, I give credit where credit is due, Sandra was not a good player.
There is no doubt that Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is Jerri Manthey's best season. She made a huge difference this time by reducing her enemies in the game and flirting at some point with a guy named Coach. In short, she planned to get friends rather than enemies. This strategy was effective and she almost made it to the final three.
After the reunion show in New York, RealityTV asked her few questions and below is the full interview.
RTV: You summed it up well — you said the first time you played that people wanted you gone. But this time, everybody in the audience at the finale had been cheering for you and they were upset when you were gone. How does that make you feel?
Jerri: I am so happy that people finally love me. (Laughs) I’m not gonna lie. I’m an actress, I like positive affirmation. I think most human beings do, but I feel like this time I earned it. I played a completely different game on purpose. I went into it with one goal, and that was to win a million bucks. I didn’t need to be the one that got the most attention or the most air time or any of that. I went into it to get a million bucks. I somehow managed to get all the way through the game and not make a single person angry at me, and that’s unfortunately also not a good place to be either when people go to the final three. That was the irony of my situation.
RTV: The thing we heard over and over this season from Russell is how he was in control of every move you made. How do you respond to that today?
Jerri: The way I’ve been responding to it is something I can’t really go on record and say because I want you to be able to use this interview. At the end when I did get voted out, I was going to give Russell my vote because I appreciated the way he played the game strategically, as well as aggressively. But he lost my vote for one reason — he does not know how to be a humble, gracious player. … He’ll never win. And Russell was never in control of anyone. Every choice I made, I made on my own. And there was a couple of times, though he will never admit it, that I saved his ass. If I had gone on Rob’s side instead of Russell’s in that one vote, he would’ve been gone. There was a couple of other times people were gunning after him and I thought, “I could do this.” But I watched the effect he had on everyone and nobody liked him. So who better to sit at the end with?
But it’s insulting, quite frankly, to have someone say things like he controls me better than anyone else. I think he said that. That I never had any game play. Russell’s a newbie. I’ve played this three times now. I knew exactly what I was doing and every choice I made was my own.
RTV: You have played this game three times now, and every time you have played with Colby Donaldson. What was your relationship like with him this time because we really didn’t see a whole lot between the two of you.
Jerri: I was so bummed. All the really cool stuff between me and Colby hit the editing room floor. I blame Russell for that. A lot of this became the Russell show and it bugged a lot of us because some of the best moments on Survivor are the moments where you’re not necessarily talking about the game. You’re just being friendly and human with another person. Colby and I had an amazing time together. We spent many hours on the beach laying in the sun just talking about life. We went fishing together all the time. And it was just bizarre to me that none of that came out because I know everyone was curious how we were going to get along. We got along great. We almost found comfort in the fact that we had played together so many times and we knew each other so well. It was a comfort. I’m really sad that didn’t come out in the show.
RTV: Was there any hesitation for you to come back for a third season?
Jerri: Oh yeah, I hesitated for sure. I didn’t know if I wanted to put myself through another bout of Survivor based on what happened in the All-Stars and me walking off the finale. That was the toughest thing I’ve ever been through in my life. Honestly. So I had to think about it. But I know myself and I know that if I said no, I would literally spend the rest of my life wondering what could have been. I’m a competitive person, and give me the opportunity to compete against other people physically and mentally, I thrive on that.
RTV: Would you do it again?
Jerri: Damn it! Yes! I would totally go back for me because I’m totally insane (laughs). And I got a little taste of what it’s like to go as far as I did — and it felt good. It felt really good, and I want some more of that.
RTV: The very first episode right when Jeff Probst talks about Russell and how he cracked the top-five Villains of all time, we saw a reaction from you. Is that all you were told about Russell?
Jerri: That was it.
RTV: Was there talk about that at camp? Did you guys ask him?
Jerri: He wasn’t allowed to talk about his season. We knew he was on the Villains for a reason for sure. And when Jeff called him the top villain of all time, yeah I definitely reacted to that. I was like, “Uh oh, who is this guy?”
RTV: Advice to a future player?
Jerri: I would say learn to stock a big pile of patience and accept the fact that the best way to play the game is to let other people make the strategic, aggressive moves. Even if it’s your idea make someone else do it, it’s always better to be the one that looks innocent.
Some of the TV series had their season finale on this week but NHL Playoffs still got the top spot on TV ratings. Other TV shows such as Survivor, Grey's Anatomy, American Idol and The Mentalist trailed below.
Here is the top 10 list for the week May 10-16:
- NHL Playoffs Round 2 - CBC
- Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains - Global
- Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains Reunion - Global
- NHL Playoffs Round 3 - CBC
- Grey's Anatomy - CTV
- American Idol 9 (Tuesday) - CTV
- The Mentalist - CTV
- The Big Bang Theory - CTV
- NCIS - Global
- CSI: New York - CTV
Last week is season finale week. Different TV shows battled it out as they showcased different endings on their respective seasons. Others made a good impressions but there are also some which became huge disappointments. Even on this busy week, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" still managed to stay on the top spot as it gathered a rough estimate of 19,044,000 viewers.
Here are the top 10 TV ratings for the week ending on May 23, 2010:
- "Dancing with the Stars" Monday - ABC -
- "American Idol" Wednesday - FOX -
- "American Idol" Tuesday - FOX -
- NCIS - CBS -
- NCIS: Los Angeles - CBS -
- Grey's Anatomy - ABC -
- The Mentalist - CBS -
- The Big Bang Theory - CBS -
- CSI - CBS -
- Lost: The End - ABC -
Calling all exorcism movie fans out there, Eli Roth will add “The Last Exorcism” into the horror genre list. The horror flick is expected to hit the big screen this August. Finally, “The Last Exorcism” will give us another dose of priest versus evil scenes since we have already counted years just to see another exorcism movie.
After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with evil itself.
The first screen captures were released and you can see them below:
Many Survivor fanatics noticed Colby's lackluster performance on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains. The Australian Outback runner-up didn't deny it and still proud of his performance. I think he should keep his head high because he was the last standing Hero in the game. He is also in the top three when it comes to the Survivor with most won individual challenges.
Colby talked to Reality TV and discussed his final jury vote, his plan of aligning with Russell and his complain to Jeff in the middle of the season. He also mentioned that he became detached from the game at some point. Read the full interview below.
Before you were eliminated, you commented at Tribal Council that "everybody" wants to sit next to Sandra Diaz-Twine in the Final 3 because she would be easy to beat. Seeing as how she ended up winning, why did you think that Sandra would be such an easy castaway to defeat in the final jury vote?
Colby: Oh I was just stirring the pot at that point. I was trying to see what I could get going between Parvati Shallow and Sandra. I really didn't believe that. I had nothing to lose at that point. I was just trying to see what kind of reaction I could get from them and also shed some light to the jury. I knew all the jury was sitting over there watching, so I just wanted to see if there was anything that I could stand to gain from shaking things up a little bit.
Who did you cast your jury vote for and why?
Colby: Sandra. I just really had a lot of respect for how she made it to the end and what she had to do to get there. Even though her strategy and her game play is so different than Parvati and Russell, that doesn't mean it's less worthy -- especially for a guy like me, who in this series, I had to go under the radar. That's how I made it as far as I did. Now I have a whole newfound respect for Sandra. She has done that so well for two seasons.
It's not easy because you've also got to keep your ego in check. It's not fun when you're the weakest and the loser and everybody's like, "Oh, he's no good. She's no good. We don't have to worry about them." There were some challenges I kind of sandbagged on knowing that was going to be my strategy. You've really got to swallow your pride when you do that.
Given Russell still opted to take Parvati to the Final 3 when he did have the chance to vote her off, do you think he would have followed through with the plan to oust her instead of Rupert Boneham at the Final 6 Tribal Council or her instead of you at the Final 5 Tribal Council if she hadn't won immunity both times?
Colby: Yeah, I think so. Not based on the fact that he told me he would -- not that I believed anything Russell said -- but based on the fact that I think it would have been his best move. He truly felt that Parvati was a threat.
He told me on the way to that final challenge. He said, "Look man, you need to win this thing. If you don't win, you're going home." He stood to lose or gain nothing by telling me the truth at that point. It was fine. I knew going into it that I needed to pull it out and unfortunately I just couldn't get it done.
Jeff has been pretty vocal that you would have won if you made the Final 3 as the last Hero. Do you agree?
Colby: Yeah. I guess we'll never know, but I think yeah. I think I would have had a pretty good shot, which is -- again -- one of the reasons it's just frustrating I couldn't pull that one challenge out.
After your self-described "surrender speech" you made one last attempt to convince Russell to eliminate Sandra instead of you. Was Sandra the only other option or did you ever consider approaching the women and seeing if they'd want to blindside Russell?
Colby: No, and here's how all that played out. Good question and good point of view.
The surrender speech, that had worked for me earlier in the game when I did that with the Heroes. We ultimately got rid of James Clement, so I thought, "You know what? Maybe I'll try it again. Maybe a different version can work for me this time." But the point was it was really just to buy me some time because I knew my play at that point was going to be Jerri Manthey and Russell. Here's why: They didn't show that afternoon, but I spent as much if not more time trying to swing Jerri as I did Russell.
Here's why: they were the two I was trying to appeal to. In terms of Russell, he's the only one out of the remaining Villains that was arrogant enough to think that he could beat me in the finals. Parvati and Sandra and Jerri had all said that none of them wanted to sit next to me. It just wasn't a good move on their part. So Russell -- whether he was telling the truth or not to me -- he truly was that arrogant. I thought, "He's my best shot because he really thinks he can beat me."
The other was Jerri, just because of emotion. Jerri and I were bonding, we were becoming friends and I knew Jerri was starting to let her guard down. So even though she kept telling me, "Colby, it's just not a smart move for me to align with you," I kept hoping that there was going to be some way to swing her over.
At the final Tribal when I was addressing Parvati and Sandra and Russell separately, Sandra asked me that. She said, "Why didn't you come to me to see if we could vote out Russell?" The reason I didn't is because at that point in the game everyone was paying attention to everything. I thought if Russell and Jerri knew that I was going over there to Sandra and Parvati, then I would lose all chance of staying. Then I would get caught.
Russell wasn't allowing anything to happen on that beach without knowing about it. So I knew he'd be aware of it and I'd lose any chance of getting help from him to make it to the finals.
So I basically put all my eggs in one basket, and that was with Russell and Jerri. Look, I knew it was an outside chance at best. But that was my play.
Why didn't you help Amanda Kimmel when she and Danielle DiLorenzo were fighting over the Hidden Immunity Idol clue during that Reward?
Colby: That was another thing. In fact, that was the only time in the three seasons I've played this game where I picked up the phone and I made a phone call because what was shown on TV was not what happened. I've never blamed production or editing for creating a false segment. But that really wasn't the accurate version of what happened.
So I picked up the phone and called Probst because Probst had written a recap blog about it and he was berating me in his blog and his blog was based on the final cut. The final cut was not the truth of what happened. So Probst, sure enough, he had all the raw footage pulled and he watched it. He apologized to me. He said the production was wrong, that they shouldn't have done that.
When he asked them, they told him they didn't have -- I don't know how you say it -- they didn't have enough footage to show how it actually went down. So they didn't think the edit they ultimately ended up airing would have any effect on the game. Well it didn't have any effect on the game, it just had an effect on me because I'm the bozo who looks like he's siding with Danielle instead of Amanda.
The reality of that seen was Danielle had that in her possession. She had the clue. It was not on the floor. It was underneath her when Amanda reached underneath her to grab it. They edited it and showed a cut of Amanda's hand going down on the floor to grab it -- that was actually Danielle's hand and it was not where the clue was to begin with. Anyway, it made it look like Amanda picked it up off the floor and it was free game because it was on the floor and I sided with Danielle.
That's not the truth. I told Amanda that I thought it was Danielle's, but it was based on the fact that she had it in her possession. Anyway, it's ultimately not a big deal. It was just one of those things where I was remaining neutral, and I was doing so because I figured at this point I could gain favor with the Villains too once Danielle went back to camp.
You used the word "disappointed" several times last night to describe how you felt about you performance throughout the competition, but even ignoring your challenge performance, several of the other castaways have said they felt you had checked out of the game socially and strategically, and Amanda even cited your apparent disinterest as one of the main reasons she was unable to successfully plot against the Villains. Do you agree with that, and what's your explanation for how mentally disinterested and detached you seemed to be?
Colby: Detached is a good word. I became detached from it when the Heroes immediately voted out Stephenie LaGrossa and, soon thereafter, Tom Westman. To me, it just didn't make any strategic sense. It was all based on an alliance and was a silly strategic move.
That was a turning point for me. There was nobody else on the Heroes' beach that I had any interest in playing with. Then it became a matter of survival, just making it to the merge and seeing what I could do after that.
So yeah, it just wasn't a good experience for me all the way around.
Did any of the other castaways you were aligned with approach you about stepping up your game?
When we talked to Candice Woodcock, she said part of the reason she flipped was because she felt like the other Heroes had never really embraced her and even accused Amanda and yourself of lying to her about there being no Hidden Immunity Idol clue during the Reward trip. What was the point of lying to her given you guys weren't even the ones that got the clue, and did you guys not think the Villains might tell her and try and use that to drive a wedge between you guys?
Colby: That brings up a good point. So what happened was, when we left there Amanda and I are still trying to appeal to Danielle to show us the clue. Danielle said, "Look, I may show it to you two, but I'm not going to show it to the Heroes. I can guarantee you that if you tell them I have it, there's no way you're going to see it." So at that point, it was a deal we made with Danielle specifically.
To me, what difference did it make if Candice knew? It wasn't a factor in the terms of the rest of our game. I was simply doing that because I told Danielle I would in the hopes that maybe she'd share the clue with us. Maybe not even Amanda, but me.
I didn't have a problem with Danielle. Danielle and I were getting along fine. So I at that point was playing selfishly thinking, "You know what? Maybe she'll show me the clue and I can go out there and find this thing."
The Candice thing, we didn't ever get along. I didn't get along with Candice the whole game. So it wasn't about her not feeling like she was part of it. She didn't feel like she was part of our tribe because she never would own anything.
She never would make a decision and stick with it in terms of who she wanted to play with and who she wanted to be aligned with. She was so wishy-washy the whole time that nobody could trust her -- no one -- including the Villains, and that's why they voted her out.
Candice's decision to side with Russell and vote out Amanda seemed to signal the end for the Heroes. Sandra tried to warn Rupert and yourself about it but you guys basically brushed her off and suggested she was being paranoid. Did you really have no idea that Candice was considering flipping?
Colby: Well, yeah. By the time we got there, we knew. We had already kind of figured it out that we were in trouble and Candice had flipped.
I was still giving her the benefit of the doubt. Also, I was looking at it from Candice's strategic perspective. The fact is, if we got Sandra with us and Candice stayed with us, we had the numbers. We actually did. So to me, even if Candice jumped and went over the Villains, she's still going to be the last one in that group.
It was unfortunate that she bought into what Russell had told her about making it to the Final 3. She was never gong to be in the Final 3 over there. So she was kind of in a bad spot, Candice was, because she was sort of the last one remaining in either scenario. If she stuck with us she wasn't going to go very deep, and if she stuck with them she wasn't going to go very deep.
Even though there were only five of you at the beginning, four of the season's Final 6 castaways were "old-school" contestants from before Survivor: All-Stars and one of you eventually won the competition. What are your thoughts about that -- do you think there's anything significant to that or do you think it's just a coincidence?
Colby: I hadn't even thought about it, but I think it's probably more of a coincidence -- especially with me and Jerri. It's certainly not the fact that we're old, cagey veterans means we're better. A lot of it has to do with luck.
While it was James "J.T." Thomas' idea to give the Hidden Immunity Idol to Russell, you still played a large role in that decision and even helped facilitate the transfer at that challenge. I know in hindsight it's easy to say it was a bad move, but at the time why were you so confident that Russell wasn't aligned with the girls?
Colby: It wasn't so much about being that confident. I certainly wasn't convinced. But you've got to understand at that point the girls -- both Candice and Amanda -- wanted to get rid of J.T.. Nobody trusted him. He had already blindsided and double-crossed me, so I certainly didn't care for him.
So our point was, yeah it's a bold move and if it works, we're the benefactors because we get Russell on our team. If it doesn't work, we get rid of that idol that we know J.T. has to protect himself. So for us, it was as much about flushing the idol out. J.T. came to us with the idea, we all said, "Sure, J.T.. Do that."
I helped facilitate it, but it was all the time knowing this may or may not work, and if it doesn't work, J.T.'s going to be the first one to go home.