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Jeff Probst A Constant For ‘Survivor’ As It Nears 44th Game

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NEW YORK — There was a time when Jeff Probst couldn’t imagine doing what he’ll do on Wednesday as host of the 44th season of “Survivor.”

That is due to more than just the transient nature of television, where a 44th season of anything, even a show that created a sensation when it first aired on CBS in the summer of 2000, is rare.

Probst had a restlessness about him in those early days. In 2001, he studied screenwriting, acted, and wrote and directed a well-received indie film. He experimented with a short-lived talk show. “I had a chip on my shoulder about being called a ‘host,'” he admits.

However, as series creator Mark Burnett began to step down, Probst added “producer” to his title and has since ascended to the level of “showrunner,” which means he’s in charge of everything.

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He’s all in as a “Survivor” evangelist at 61.

“I have never been more excited to be a part of the show,” he recently told The Associated Press. “I hope it’s clear. “I hope it’s clear that I’m a big ‘Survivor’ fan.”

It is still a marvelously designed game that tests survival skills in a forbidding — if lovely — environment and social and scheming abilities to remain standing at the end and collect the $1 million prize. Even if one of the cast members is a stumbling block, “one of the show’s greatest strengths is that every season hits a reset button,” according to Dalton Ross, executive editor at large at Entertainment Weekly and a longtime fan of the show.

So it can handle a scandal, like a player being kicked off in 2019 after being accused of touching young women in an inappropriate way, or changes that don’t work, like the “fire tokens” that were tried for one season but didn’t work.

Other new ideas, such as a hidden immunity idol or the “David vs. Goliath” season that Probst adored, keep the show fresh while adhering to a basic structure.

CBS also directed producers to increase diversity, which Probst claims have added to the show’s richness. The new season’s 18 castaways include five Black contestants, three Latinos, and an Asian American.

“I think people who don’t watch ‘Survivor’ may mistake it for some sort of survivalist’s show or label it as just a reality show,” Probst said. “When, in reality, ‘Survivor’ is one of the most epic adventures you can ever embark on, as a player or a viewer.”

According to Ross, there was a clear difference in how Probst did his job onscreen as he became more involved in how the show was put together.

“Jeff began to inject more opinion and personality into his hosting,” he explained. “Until that point, it was more of a master of ceremonies role. You realized he could be the audience’s eyes and ears and speak for them. It was one of the most significant changes he implemented as a host. It made him a player the other players had to deal with.”

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When asked who he thinks is the best player ever, Probst shrugs and admits that some seasons start to blur together.

After bouncing around for several years to different locations, “Survivor” has settled on Fiji as a permanent set. The jungle is a character in its own right. According to Ross, high-definition photography and drones make things more visually appealing than ever.

When asked who he thinks is the best player ever, Probst shrugs and admits that some seasons start to blur together. He claimed he’d lose a “Survivor” trivia contest.

“I’ll see an early cut of an episode and have no idea who was voted out, even though I was the one at Tribal Council who extinguished their torch,” he explained.

And, yes, he’s excited about the new season, calling it one of the most entertaining casts the show has assembled in a long time.

“It’s enthralling,” he said. “I believe that it’s one of the reasons we’re still on the air. If you watch the first episode of ‘Survivor 44,’ I don’t understand how you won’t watch the second. You’ll become addicted.”

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Beginning Wednesday, Survivor Probst will co-host a podcast with show

Beginning Wednesday, Probst will co-host a podcast with show producer Brittany Crapper and fan Jay Wolff, which will air after each episode’s conclusion. According to him, “On Fire with Jeff Probst” will provide an inside look at how the show is put together.

He said that CBS wants to maintain the magic and strengthen its relationship with fans.

With broadcast television struggling to attract viewers, CBS’s “Survivor” is a consistent performer and one of the few families shows that people of all ages can enjoy. The show appears to be here to stay, and it’s difficult to imagine it without the man who is “not just the face of ‘Survivor,’ but the pulse of ‘Survivor,'” according to Ross.

When asked if he wants to stay with the show for as long as it is on the air, Probst initially dismisses the question as impossible.

Then he responds quickly.

“At this point,” he admitted. “Indeed, yes. Because I’ve built my life around Survivor and channeled all of my creative ideas through it. Every conversation, every book I read, every podcast I listen to, everything… will be filtered through my Survivor filter.”

SOURCE – (AP)

 

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

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BRUSSELS — Charlie Colin, the bassist and founding member of the band Train, best known for their early-aughts songs “Drops of Jupiter” and “Meet Virginia,” has passed away. He was 58.

Colin’s sister, Carolyn Stephens, confirmed her brother’s death to The Associated Press on Wednesday. He died after slipping and falling in the bathtub while housesitting for a friend in Brussels, according to celebrity website TMZ.com.

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

Colin grew up in Southern California and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, he joined the band Apostles, which included guitarist Jimmy Stafford and singer Rob Hotchkiss. After the band broke up, Colin spent a year writing jingles in Singapore.

Colin, Hotchkiss, and Stafford eventually migrated to San Francisco, where they created Train in the early 1990s alongside singer Pat Monahan. According to an interview with Colin and Hotchkiss in Berklee’s alumni magazine, Colin rounded out the quartet with drummer Scott Underwood.

Colin was a founding member of the pop-rock band, appearing on the band’s first three albums: 1998’s self-titled album, 2001’s “Drops of Jupiter,” and 2003’s “My Private Nation.” The latter two albums peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 charts.

“Meet Virginia,” from Train’s debut album, peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, but the band’s sophomore album cemented their fame.

The eight-time platinum title tune “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” featured Rolling Stones session pianist Chuck Leavell and Leonard Cohen’s string orchestrator Paul Buckmaster. It was written after Monahan’s mother’s death. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard list and won two Grammys, including Best Rock Song.

Colin departed Train in 2003 due to substance misuse.

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

“Charlie is one incredible bass player, but he was in a lot of pain, and the way he was dealing with it was very painful for everyone else around him,” Monahan stated to NBC San Diego.

In 2015, he rejoined Hotchkiss to form the new band Painbirds alongside Tom Luce. In 2017, he established the Side Deal, which included Sugar Ray’s Stan Frazier and the PawnShop Kings’ Joel and Scott Owen.

Train posted an homage to Colin on their social media platforms on Wednesday.

“When I met Charlie Colin (front left), I fell in love with him. He was the sweetest and most attractive man. “Let’s form a band; it’s the only reasonable thing to do,” it reads.

“His distinct bass playing and wonderful guitar work helped get people to notice us in San Francisco and abroad. I’ll always have a soft spot for him in my heart. I always attempted to bring him closer, but he had his vision. You are a legend, Charlie. “Go charm the pants off those angels,” the unsigned post added.

Colin documented his stay in Brussels before his death, declaring it “officially my favorite city” in a March Instagram post.

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Charlie Colin, Founding Member Of The Band Train, Dies At 58 After Slipping In Shower

Colin also served as the music director for the Newport Beach Film Festival.

“Charlie was a special part of the Newport Beach Film Festival family,” said Todd Quartararo, the festival’s co-founder. “His heart, compassion and creativity will surely be missed.”

He is survived by his parents, sister, and niece

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Matthew Perry’s Death Under Investigation In Connection With Ketamine Level Found In Actor’s Blood

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Los Angeles  — Authorities have begun an investigation into how Matthew Perry obtained the ketamine that killed him, police said Tuesday.

Los Angeles police are collaborating with the US Narcotic Enforcement Administration and the US Postal Inspection Service to investigate why the 54-year-old “Friends” star had so much of the narcotic in his system, LAPD Capt. Scot Williams said in an email.

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Matthew Perry’s Death Under Investigation In Connection With Ketamine Level Found In Actor’s Blood

On Oct. 28, an assistant discovered Perry, 54, face down in his hot tub, and paramedics arrived and confirmed him dead. His autopsy, which was disclosed in December, revealed that the level of ketamine in his blood was within the range used for general anesthesia during surgery. The primary cause of death was categorized as an accident, with no foul play suspected, according to the report.

The coroner cited drowning and other medical conditions as contributory reasons.

TMZ initially revealed the probe.

People close to the star informed coroner’s investigators that he was receiving ketamine infusion therapy. The decades-old surgical medication has experienced a significant increase in use in recent years to treat depression, anxiety, and pain.

However, the medical examiner stated that Perry’s most recent treatment, which occurred one and a half weeks prior, could not account for the ketamine levels in his blood. The medication is normally metabolized within hours. According to the medical examiner’s report, Perry was being treated by at least two doctors: a psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist who also functioned as his primary care physician. No illegal drugs or paraphernalia were discovered at his home.

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Matthew Perry’s Death Under Investigation In Connection With Ketamine Level Found In Actor’s Blood

Perry struggled with addiction for years, beginning with his time on “Friends,” where he starred as Chandler Bing alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004.

In other cases, celebrity deaths caused by drugs prompted authorities to punish those who gave them.

After rapper Mac Miller died from an overdose of cocaine, alcohol, and fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone, two of the guys who gave him the fentanyl were convicted of trafficking it. One was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison, while the other received 10 years.

Two doctors and a manager of model and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith were charged with scheming to obtain her prescription medicines before her 2007 death but not with causing her deadly overdose. All accusations against one doctor were subsequently dismissedexcept one misdemeanor fraud charge.

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Matthew Perry’s Death Under Investigation In Connection With Ketamine Level Found In Actor’s Blood

After Michael Jackson died in 2009 from a deadly dose of propofol, a medicine designed for use only during surgery and other medical operations, not for the insomnia the singer wanted, his doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. Murray has maintained his innocence.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Accused Of 2003 Sexual Assault In Lawsuit

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NEW YORK — A former model accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexually abusing her at his New York City recording studio in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the latest in a slew of allegations against the embattled hip-hop entrepreneur.

Crystal McKinney, a prominent 22-year-old model, said she met Diddy at a restaurant during Men’s Fashion Week in Manhattan. The criminal complaint filed in New York City states that Combs invited her to his recording studio later that night.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Accused Of 2003 Sexual Assault In Lawsuit

According to the lawsuit, when McKinney arrived, Diddy was drinking and smoking joints with several other males. According to the lawsuit, she smoked some marijuana and “later came to understand” that it was tainted with a narcotic or intoxicating drug. She felt as if she were floating. Diddy escorted her to the restroom, where the sexual assault occurred, according to the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, Diddy escorted her back to the studio, where she lost consciousness. She later awoke in a taxi and discovered she had been sexually assaulted, according to the lawsuit.

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Diddy’s reps did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

The Associated Press normally does not identify persons who claim to have been sexually abused unless they come forward publicly, as McKinney has.

The complaint was filed days after CNN published security footage showing Combs assaulting singer Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel corridor in 2016. On Sunday, Diddy published a video admitting to attacking Cassie in a hotel hallway, stating he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.”

Diddy is not likely to face criminal charges for the incident due to the statute of limitations.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Accused Of 2003 Sexual Assault In Lawsuit

Cassie filed a complaint in November alleging beatings and abuse, which was resolved a day later. However, it sparked increased scrutiny of Diddy, with numerous further lawsuits filed in the following months, as well as a federal criminal sex-trafficking probe that prompted investigators to raid Combs’ residences in Los Angeles and Miami.

The claim was filed on Tuesday under a New York City law that allows accusers to initiate civil litigation within a specific time frame, even if the alleged crimes occurred many years ago.

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