Coach from 'Survivor' rock out in his new movie '180' --
Coach will be making his feature film debut playing a
hedonistic rock star trying to rekindle past glory in the new
independent movie 180, which will be released for
digital download Feb. 21 via iTunes, YouTube Movies, and
Interview: Sophie Clarke from Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this audio interview to hear what annoyed her most
at the final tribal, her thoughts on the art of playing the
subtle game and why she tagged Coach as her best ally.
"I Always Felt in Control of the Game"
- RNO's Online's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Pacific's
Why does she believe she won? What could Coach have done to
get himself the win?
South Pacific' winner Sophie Clarke: 'I had a pretty good
feeling coming out of Tribal'
Sophie tells Zap2it that
she wasn't surprised she won and who would've gotten her vote
if she had not been sitting in the final three.
Millionaire Sophie Clarke:
'I Am the 1% Now'
"I'm 22 years old, a millionaire. I am the 1 percent
now," the Upstate New York reality cast member told
South Pacific': a chat with winner Sophie Clarke
Winner Sophie Clarke: "I'm Trying to Be a Little
TVG caught up with Clarke right after she beat out Benjamin
"Coach" Wade and baseball coach Albert
Destrade for the grand prize of $1 million to find
out what she was thought her chances of winning were after
the final tribal council, how the show changed her life
and why she would return to Survivor in a
Interview: Coach from Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this audio interview to hear his analysis of his
final tribal council experience, assessment of the jury and
his plans for the future.
Makes Mistakes" – Reality News Online's Interview with
Survivor: South Pacific's Coach
Survivor interviews with Coach, Sophie and Albert
Coach says he would have won 9-0 had jurors been separated
prior to final Tribal Council; calls Ozzy a 'whiny little
The third time was not the charm for Benjamin "Coach Wade
on Survivor: South Pacific. An outcast at the start
of the game, he socially and strategically worked his way into
an alliance of five that took him all the way to the end. But
once he got there, the jurors resented all the "honor and
integrity" talk from a man that ended up deceiving them.
South Pacific's' Coach Wade is 'retiring' from the game of
Interview: Albert Destrade from Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this audio interview to hear
about how he was cast, how he turned Brandon and ended up with
the Immunity necklace and his assessment of the jury.
Played a Strong Game Reality News Online's Interview with
Survivor: South Pacific's Albert
South Pacific's' Albert Destrade: 'Ozzy played one of the
worst games ever in the history of 'Survivor''
Albert Destrade got to the final three on "Survivor:
South Pacific," but then didn't get any jury
votes for the million dollars. He tells Zap2it
who would've had his vote if he hadn't been in the finals
and that he kind of thinks Sophie won by default.
Interview: Ozzy from Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this audio interview to hear his
thoughts on winning fan favorite, what influenced his
final vote the most, more details on those scenes from the
top of the coconut trees and his plans for the future.
Wanted Coach to Be Honest" – An Interview with
Survivor: South Pacific's Ozzy
Almost Won By Playing to My Strengths Reality News Online's
Exclusive Follow-Up Interview with Survivor: South Pacific's
Survivor interviews with Brandon, Rick, and Ozzy
Ozzy, Rick and Brandon talk about their experiences
on the show, and what's next.
South Pacific's' Ozzy Lusth: Sophie beat me
Ozzy Lusth came so close to winning "Survivor:
South Pacific." He tells Zap2it
why Sophie got his vote and whether or not he'd come back
again if he was asked.
South Pacific': Is Ozzy arrogant? Let's ask him!
The fourth place finisher
called in to chat about his final challenge blues, bizarre
sprints, living-on-the-edge strategy, and why he voted for
"spoiled brat" Sophie to win.
Interview: Rick Nelson from Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this audio interview to hear more details his
casting experience and to find out who actually put
together the solid five Upolu alliance at the beginning of
Survivor interviews with Brandon, Rick, and Ozzy
Rick Nelson has gotten over "Survivor" rage
If you got the idea that Utahn Rick Nelson wanted to punch
out Coach on "Survivor: South Pacific" in
Sunday's episode - you were absolutely right.
Interview: Brandon Hantz from Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this audio interview to find out how he was
cast, how the game affected his faith, his response to the
Immunity idol deception and much more!
Was Trying to Fill Some Big Shoes An Interview with
Survivor: South Pacific's Brandon
South Pacific's' Brandon Hantz: 'It was a bitter vote'
"I gave my vote to Sophie. Strategically, she
did what she had to do. All around she was a great player.
On top of that, it was a bitter vote, to be completely
honest with you. I was upset about what Coach did to me
and I just didn't want to vote for him."
Interview: Castoffs from Episode 14 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to hear how she
experimented on her tribe early in the game, her read on
how Rick and Sophie have played, how she felt about
Brandon giving up the Immunity necklace and lots more!
Edna Ma talks about 'Survivor: South Pacific'
chat with Edna regarding Coach: I didn't realize we would
keep him post-merge
Edna has become the 6th member of the
jury, and at the moment the only original Upolu member
Was Trying to Hold a Mirror Up to Their Hypocrisy Reality
News Online's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: South Pacific's
Edna was the sixth member of a five-person alliance. Why
couldn’t she make it into the top five? Where was she
when that alliance was formed? What did she think of all
the praying, appeals to religion, and the tribe’s
supposed emphasis on honor, loyalty, and integrity?
South Pacific’: a chat with Edna Ma
‘Survivor: South Pacific' Castaway Interview: John Cochran
Cochran discussed the flip that doomed Savaii, Coach’s
winning ways, and how Jeff Probst might’ve gotten him in
trouble with his tribe.
Survivor's Cochran: People Come Up To Me and Tell Me I’m Annoying
The 24-year-old chatted with TVGuide.com about his "bromance"
with Coach, who he wants to win, and an experience he
describes as the most "surreal moment of my
Interview: Castoffs from Episode 13 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to hear which previous Survivor
he had planned to emulate going into the game, what he was
promised to flip, how he will decide his vote at final
tribal and lots more!
John Cochran talks about 'Survivor: South Pacific'
with Cochran: The Man, The Myth, The Legend...The Nerd
After losing his first Duel to "The Dominator"
Ozzy in a close contest, Cochran became the 5th member of
the jury, and ended one of the more memorable personal
games of this season.
Dont Think Flipping Was Fatal to My Game RNO's Exclusive
Interview with Survivor: South Pacific's John Cochran
Cochran came into Survivor as a super-fan. He wanted to
play, he wanted to earn Jeff Probst calling him by his
last name. But did that urge mean he made bad moves just
to get TV time, as some of his fellow contestants have
suggested? Why did he flip to Upolu at the merge? Where
did he go wrong? And what was life like on Savaii for him?
South Pacific’: the John Cochran interview
South Pacific's' John Cochran: 'I felt on the outs. I
didn't feel bullied'
John Cochran was voted off "Survivor:
South Pacific," which for him, even after not
winning, was a literal dream he come true
South Pacific — Exit Interview With Dawn Meehan
After her loss in the
latest Redemption Island duel, Dawn is now the third
member of the jury. In a conference call with reporters,
Dawn explained her thoughts on Cochran’s decision to
flip sides, revealed who her final three alliance was with
and discussed how she was initially selected to compete on
Dawn Meehan Talks About Survivor South Pacific
& Dawn on Survivor South Pacific & Cochran
South Pacific, Whitney
Duncan and Dawn
Meehan were both members of the Savaii tribe and both
looked to be in a good position heading into the merge.
Based on the sheer fact that they are on the phone today
Cesternino and Nicole, you can assume something
didn’t go according to plan.
Castaway Interview: Whitney Duncan and Dawn Meehan
Q&A: Dawn Meehan talks emotional exit, Coach, game
Interview: Castoffs from Episode 12 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to hear their perspective on how
John was treated by Savaii, how they responded to Coach's
demand that they ration food, who they think is practicing
psychological warfare and lots more!
Exclusive: Whitney Duncan: I had an unhappy marriage
and fell in love on 'Survivor'
& Whitney chat, Whitney admits she has 'fallen in
love' on Survivor
Dawn and Whitney discuss whether they
consider themselves to be "bitter jury
members"? What they based their vote on when you they
awarded the Sole Survivor?
Can Be a Cruel Game RNO's Exclusive Interview with
Survivor: South Pacific's Dawn and Whitney
Dawn and Whitney were voted off of Survivor together and
then left the duel at the same time. So it’s only
fitting that we interviewed them together
as well! What do they think about how Cochran was treated
and how he was feeling? What strategies did they have
going? What mistakes were made? And what does Whitney have
to say about herself and Keith, and her previous marriage?
Read on to find out all of this and more!
South Pacific’: a chat with Dawn Meehan, Whitney Duncan
While Dawn Meehan and Whitney Duncan both had their
moments on “Survivor:
South Pacific,” they were each edited at times to be
pieces of a larger puzzle — and typically, that puzzle
involved John Cochran.
Interview: Castoffs from Episode 10 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to hear who in Savaii had a
final 3 alliance with Cochran, what really happened to
Jim's plan to give Ozzy immunity, details on the biggest
shark catch in Survivor history that we never got to see
and lots more!
interviews with Keith and Jim, the first members of the
South Pacific jury
This past episode saw a three-way Duel, but unlike last
season, there would be only one winner. On the short side
of this arrangement was Keith and Jim, both who had been
in pretty decent spots on the Savaii tribe, but who fell
victim to Cochran's decision to flip sides a few weeks
South Pacific's' Keith Tollefson: 'There wasn't bullying'
(Zap2It 11.17.11 )
Keith Tollefson was the first casualty of Cochran
switching alliances on "Survivor:
South Pacific." But he tells Zap2it
he has nothing but good feelings about his time on the
Tollefson Talks About Survivor: South Pacific
The 26 year old water treatment technician from Edina, MN
talks about his experience on Survivor: South Pacific
Spurned: Jim & Keith on Survivor with Cochran
Cesternino and Nicole have a chance to talk with Jim
and Keith following their loss in the Redemption
Island duel to Ozzy
cut from 'Survivor,' Edina native talks about the show
Edina, MN native Keith Tollefson, 27, turned out to be
the rare contestant who fit both bills. From the start of
"Survivor: South Pacific" he made crucial
alliances with returning vet Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth
and aspiring country star Whitney Duncan and used his
strength to excel in challenges
Keith Addresses Rumors About Dating Whitney; Jim on Lying
About His Profession
(TV Guide 11.17.11)
TVGuide.com got the chance to chat with the former
Savaii tribe members about how it feels to be on the jury,
what they missed most on the island, and who they plan to
give the $1 million prize to.
Considered Him to Be a Friend" – RNO's Exclusive
Interview with Survivor: South Pacific’s Keith
Keith was voted out through Cochran’s help at the
merge – but does Keith think what Cochran did was at all
deserved? Or does he have quite a different view on
things? What does he tell us about his relationship with
South Pacific's' Jim Rice: Cochran's bullying 'a bit
Jim Rice was one of the casualties of John
Cochran turning on his Savaii tribemates on "Survivor:
South Pacific." He tells Zap2it
he does not regret what he said to Cochran, nor does he
think Cochran was bullied.
Rice Talks About Survivor: South Pacific
The 35 year old medical marijuana dispenser from Denver,
CO talks about his experience on the show
Was My Mistake to Assume Everybody Was There to Win RNO's
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: South Pacific's Jim
Jim was a good Survivor strategist and big fan of the game
– but he was caught by surprise when Cochran flipped and
allowed the Upolu to vote out the Savaii one by one. What
does he think about the move and Cochran in general? Does
he regret anything he said?
South Pacific’: a chat with Keith Tollefson, Jim Rice
Ousted Jim talks about Cochran and the 'spectacular move'
that could have saved Savaii
The medical marijuana dispensary owner’s game went to
pot when John Cochran flipped sides rather that risk
pulling a colored rock. That sent Jim to Redemption
Island, where he (and Keith) lost a duel to Ozzy and was
out of the game. Has Jim forgiven John? What’s his
biggest regret in the game?
Interview: Castoff from Episode 8 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to hear why Coach really
targeted her, who she thinks is not being portrayed
accurately, what tribe she would have joined after the
merge and lots more!
with the Latest 'Survivor: South Pacific' Castaway
Transcript of a live chat with Christine, sixth person
to leave the game
Christine Shields Talks Survivor South Pacific
Christine: Two Weeks Alone on Redemption Island Was
Natural To Me
(TV Guide 11.3.11)
After 14 straight days
of near-solitude on Redemption Island, you'd
Christine Shields Markoski to be relieved she was sent
home. But the 39-year-old teacher says she was unfazed by
an experience that would drive most people to the brink.
South Pacific' interview: Christine Shields Markoski
Christine's run was over Wednesday night when Ozzy — at
Redemption as a part of a plot with his Savaii tribe —
ended up taking her out. Since she spent most of her time
at a unique place, we had some rather interesting things
to talk about Thursday.
Did It Have to Be Ozzy? Reality News Online's
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: South Pacific
Christine was voted out of Survivor: South Pacific
quite a while ago, but stayed with us for a long time
due to her Redemption Island winning streak. Going
back to her time within the game, what does she say
about her strategy and the way her attitude came
across? Why did she speak out against Coach? What was
her plan if she had made it back into the game? And
what was her Redemption Island experience like?
SFP Interview: Castoff from Episode 7 of Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this interview to hear how she felt about
Brandon's obsession with her, what challenge she was
not allowed to do, why Rick voted for her and lots
'Survivor' Castaway Interview: Mikayla Wingle
Unfortunately for Mikayla, she played Survivor in a
post-Phillip Sheppard world. A world where "Keep the
Crazy Guy Who's Prone to Tribal Council Meltdowns"
is a valid strategy. This season's crazy guy, Brandon
Hantz, shunned her due to imaginary breaches of
etiquette. If he hadn't, she'd probably be nestled
safely in Coach's alliance.
Exclusive: Mikayla Wingle talks about 'Survivor:
Mikayla Wingle seemed set to survive Survivor: South
Pacific's sixth Tribal Council vote when fellow Upolu
tribemate Edna Ma had an apparent target on her back
for being their tribe's weakest challenge
competitor and biggest potential threat to flip at
the upcoming tribal merge.
with Mikayla: Everything out of Coach's mouth ' was
just so fake'
Mikayla was touted in the very beginning as having
potential to be a female version of Boston Rob...she's
from New Jersey, but had the accent, the charm, and the
physical ability to be that complete Survivor package.
But Mikayla really never got going.
South Pacific’ interview: Mikayla Wingle talks
Kid's Got a Couple Screws Loose" - RNO's Exclusive
Interview with Survivor: South Pacific's Mikayla
'Survivor: South Pacific's' Mikayla Wingle: Ozzy
is 'absolutely nuts'
Mikayla suffered through bizarre situations with
Brandon, was outside of the main alliance, got
criticized by Coach in the slingshot challenge, and
then was voted off before somebody she felt was clearly
weaker. What does she have to say about all of these
Podcast: Mikayla says she is 'praying for' Brandon
Lingerie football player turned Playboy cover
girl turned island temptress Mikayla Wingle is not
opposed to flaunting her assets. Unfortunately for her,
Brandon was. And his creepy, borderline stalkerish
behavior ultimately led to her exit from Survivor:
Interview: Castoff from Episode 6 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to hear how she was chosen
for the show, what she thought about her experience, a
secret confessional and lots more!
with Survivor's Elyse: Relationship with Ozzy was not
Elyse was blindsided, and last night she fell
victim to Christine during the Redemption Island
Survivor Shuffleboard challenge, sending her out of
the game all too early. So what went wrong with Elyse?
Exclusive: Elyse Umemoto talks about 'Survivor:
The 27-year-old dance team manager and former Miss
Washington from Las Vegas, NV talked to Reality TV
World about her Survivor: South Pacific experience.
'Survivor' Elyse Umemoto on Ozzy, struggles and
While initially part of the Savaii tribe's strongest
Umemoto's prospects on Survivor: South
Pacific dwindled when she started to become too
close with group leader and returning player Ozzy
Survivor's Elyse on Being
Blindsided: I Had Absolutely No Idea
(TV Guide 10.20.11)
Elyse Umemoto's ability to read her teammates failed her:
her elimination was the season's first blindsiding.
Viewers thought Umemoto had been taken under the
veteran wing of Ozzy, guaranteeing her safety for
weeks to come. But when her tribe, Savaii, turned on
the power couple, the 27-year-old Umemoto was floored.
It Til You Make It Or Til You're Voted Out RNO's
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: South Pacific's Elyse
What we saw on TV was Elyse partnering with Ozzy –
and not much else. So this interview sheds some light
on what all was really going on. What, if anything, did
Elyse do strategically and socially? What was the
relationship between Elyse and Ozzy? Did he tell her
about the immunity idol?
Interview: Castoff from Episode 5 of Survivor South Pacific
Listen to this interview to hear what she said to
"Benjamin" when he tried to hug her, her
thoughts on each of her tribemates, who was in her
alliance and lots more!
South Pacific's' Stacey Powell: 'If [Coach] wants to
start over, I will'
Stacey Powell was booted off of Upolu on
"Survivor: South Pacific" and once at
Redemption Island, she had no problem telling anyone
who would listen what was going on with their tribe.
She tells Zap2it
that she's ready to let bygones be bygones with Coach
Exclusive: Stacey Powell talks about 'Survivor:
Reality TV World talks to Stacey about her Survivor:
South Pacific experience -- including why she
was convinced the vote came down to her and Edna
before Tribal, whether she had planned to spill the
inner-workings of the Upolu tribe long before her
duel, and what her general thoughts were about some
of the most talked about castaways yet.
South Pacific’: Stacey Powell interview — with a
Jeff Probst cameo!
Jeff Probst also dropped by for a few minutes to say
“hello” and get a bit of feedback about the
experiment he has going on over at TOUT
Interview with Stacey, questions Coach's loyalty and
Stacey was tough, and didn't pull any punches in her
time on Survivor: South Pacific. But she
really never made any social connections other than
with Christine who ironically beat Stacey in last
night's Duel to send her home. She had a lot
of frustration towards Coach, who she decided to
refer to as Benjamin on her way out.
All Think the Black Women Are Crazy" – RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor:
South Pacific's Stacey
Stacey came into Survivor knowing that “they all
think the black women are crazy and deranged on this
game,” so what was her plan to overcome that? Did
she realize she was outside of the main alliance? How
was she playing the game and what was Stacey talking
about when she kept saying her tribe was a bunch of
liars? Also, what does Stacey think now in looking
back at a few key moments, like missing the hidden
immunity idol clue and not timing the ball placement
well in her duel?
Interview: Castoff from Episode 4 of Survivor South
Listen to this interview to find out who betrayed his
initial alliance, what he really found during the
idol search, why he voted for Jim and lots more!
with 'Papa Bear' Mark Caruso, doesn't think Ozzy is
'a good leader'
Papa Bear's age kept him on the outside of the
"pretty people" alliance at Savaii, and
ultimately led him to an intense Duel at Redemption
Island, where he was beaten ever so slightly in a
close contest by Upolu's Christine.
Castaway Interview: Mark 'Papa Bear' Caruso
Papa Bear discusses the origin of his
colorful nickname, his alliance (and blow-up) with
Jim, and the poorly-designed shelter that nearly
wiped out his entire tribe.
Exclusive: Mark "Papa Bear" Caruso
talks about 'Survivor: South Pacific'
Papa Bear talked to Reality TV World about whether
his duel against Christine was really as close
as the show's editing suggested; why he and Cochran
were certain either one of them would be eliminated
before Dawn, whether he labeled his tribe Ken and
Barbie dolls because of their looks, personalities or
both, and whether he felt his tribe was making a
mistake by not voting out returning castaway Ozzy
Lusth right away
'Survivor' Mark "Papa Bear" Caruso on
age, editing and gameplay
Making his mark on Survivor: South Pacific's
Savaii tribe early on, Mark "Papa Bear"
Caruso was known for his friendly, approachable
Survivor's Papa Bear Aims to Appear in
The former NYPD detective was ousted and sent to
Redemption Island, where he ultimately lost to
Christine and was sent packing
South Pacific’: interview with Mark ‘Papa Bear’
Papa Bear had a real passion for
the game while it was on. Unfortunately, he was
targeted early by the Savaii tribe — and after
losing to Christine in a close duel Wednesday night,
he became the second person eliminated from the game.
Tried to Get Them to Crack! Reality News Online's
Exclusive Interview with Survivor: South Pacifics
Mark (aka Papa Bear) found himself an outsider
within his own tribe, who voted him out the second
time they went to Tribal Council. What did he do –
that we didn’t see – to try to secure his
position within the tribe and crack the main
alliance? What was he later told was the real reason
he was voted out?
'Survivor: South Pacific's' Mark 'Papa Bear'
Caruso: 'My tribe is scattered'
Mark "Papa Bear" Caruso was the
second person sent home from "Survivor:
South Pacific," but he tells Zap2it he
couldn't be happier with the experience of
Interview: Castoff from Episode 3 of Survivor South
Listen to this audio interview to find out how she
was cast, her assessment of her tribemates, what we
missed at that first tribal council and lots more!
'Survivor' Castaway Interview: Semhar
Semhar gives her thoughts on her Savaii tribe mates,
how rough things were all by herself, and the truth
about her all-natural dental hygiene products
Survivor’s Semhar Tadesse: Redemption
Island Was My Biggest Fear
(TV Guide 9.29.11)
The 24-year-old LA-native spoke with TVGuide.com
about her biggest fear, who she's rooting for, and
which contestant gave her bad vibes from day one.
exit interview with Semhar, credits 'talented
editors over at CBS'
Semhar was the lovely spoken word artist who
volunteered to shoot coconuts into the hoop during
her first Immunity Challenge, but was too tired to
do too much. This lack of energy (not effort)
played a big part in why she was voted off first,
and became the first player this season on
Confident About How I Played the Game" –
RNO's Exclusive Interview with Survivor: South
What does Semhar have to say about why
she volunteered for the challenge, the way she
played the game of Survivor, why she was saying she
didn’t understand how people could be so
cold-hearted, and more? Indeed, how does she say
editing of the show altered viewers’ perceptions
of all these topics?
'Survivor' Semhar Tadesse on Ozzy, life on
Savaii, Redemption Island
While she spent several days in isolation, Semhar's
last chance was taken from her when she lost a duel
against latest exit Christine Markowski, sealing her
fate and exiting the game for good. Here's
what the 24-year-old Los Angeles native told
reporters about her Survivor experience
Exclusive: Semhar Tadesse talks about 'Survivor:
Semhar talks about whether she was surprised to be
voted off, why she suggested she didn't succeed in
the coconut-throwing challenge, whether she was glad
or intimidated to have Ozzy on her tribe, and how
she insisted the show's editing misrepresented what
actually happened during filming.
South Pacific: The Semhar Tadesse Interview
Semhar was an incredibly interesting slam
poet with a big personality, but her inability to
keep going in the first immunity challenge cost her
a chance at staying around on Savaii. Then, losing
to Christine at Redemption Island sealed her fate
'Survivor: South Pacific's' Sehmar Tadesse:
'Ozzy and I were pretty cool. That put a target on
Sehmar Tadesse was the first person
eliminated from "Survivor:
South Pacific." She tells Zap2it
she was targeted because she had gotten to be
buddies with Ozzy.
Filming Location Info
Samoa is an Island nation in the South
the country is located east of the
international date line and south of the
equator, about halfway between Hawaii and New
Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific
The total land area is 2934 km² (slightly
smaller than the U.S. state of Rhode Island),
consisting of the two large islands of Upolu and
Savai'i which account for 99% of the total land
area, and eight small islets. Narrow coastal
plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in
The combination of tropical
climate and fertile soil make Samoa the
perfect breeding ground for rainforests and
other lush landscapes.
Samoa is blessed with an
abundance of gorgeous waterfalls, each with
their own distinctive charm.
Tropical; rainy season (November to April),
dry season (May to October)