Monday, November 5, 2007

NOVEMBER 5, 2007

None of this is confirmed yet, but the World Wide Web of Misinformation says that a second edition of "Survivor: All-Stars" is being filmed AS WE SPEAK in Palau... which is where Season 10 was filmed.

This one will supposedly include only contestants from seasons Nine through the current, 15th season... since the first "All-Stars" was the 8th edition of "Survivor", and covered the casts from the first seven seasons.

One website even claims to have the CAST. But I'd have to call their information suspect, since they list 9th season contestant JULIE BERRY as one of the participants.

As you may know, Julie is now the girlfriend of "Survivor" host JEFF PROBST. So, it's not that she COULDN'T be part of the cast. But it would raise the kinds of ethical questions that I'm guessing the producers wouldn't want to deal with.

Anyway, if you're interested in seeing who is SUPPOSEDLY in the cast of this SUPPOSED new "Survivor: All-Stars", here it is…

Here's the casting as listed at Reality TV Spoiler (linked above):

From Survivor 9: Vanuatu: Julie Berry (5th place finish, Jeff Probst's love interest? Hmmm), Eliza Orlins - 4th place, Ami Cusack - 6th place finish.

From Survivor 10: Palau: Katie Gallagher - finished 2nd, Ian the Dolphin Trainer Dude Rosenberger - finished 3rd, Jenn Lyon - 4th place, Coby Archa - finished 9th.

From Survivor 11: Guatemala: Fishmonger Lydia Morales - finished 4th, doorman Judd Sergeant IV - finished 6th, Gary Ex-Dallas Cowboy Hogeboom - finished 7th.

From Survivor 12: Panama: Terry Dietz - finished 3rd, Cirie Fields - finished 4th, Shane Powers - finished 5th.

From Survivor 13: Cook Islands: Ozzy Lusth - finished 2nd, Parvati Shallow - finished 6th, Jonathan Penner - finished 7th.

From Survivor 14: Fiji: Yau-Man Chan - finished 4th, Michelle Yi - finished 10th.

From Survivor 15: China: Courtney Yates and James Clement.

47% of parents in the U.S. say that they'd love to go on a vacation without their kids. . . BUT. . . most of them won't, because they'd feel too GUILTY the whole time. 32% of parents say they never took a vacation alone while their kids were under 18.

For parents who would like to get away without their kids, 67% say their main goal would be to relax.

If you accidentally ate too much during your Halloween celebration, don't panic. There's something very unkind about weight gain. The longer that it stays on the body, the harder it is to get off. So by acting swiftly, you can certainly erase the damage before it settles onto your hips, thighs and upper lip areas.

Here are some tips to help you mend the damage:

· For the next three days, stick to a healthy diet with 'normal' portions. Forego all sweets, and yes, this includes cookies.

· Remember, you enjoyed yourself during your Happy Halloween Bash, so it's time to get Diet Serious or risk having Diet Damage.

· Concentrate your beverage intake on water and lemon. Or, go with the diet drinks.

· Stay away from fried things. It might help to repeat this little ditty should the fry-urge come calling, "Fry and die."

· Make it a point to go for a good walk for the next few evenings. The hotter weather is drifting away, and it's quite nice out during the evening hours. Be sure and catch a glimpse of an autumn moon - as sometimes it looks like it is going to reach out and kiss you.

· Use butter, sugar, syrup and Mayo very sparingly.

Just so you know, here are the eight most fattening foods you can eat this holiday season...

1. Halloween candy. Eat just four "bite size" bars and you're up to 320 calories. Twenty pieces of candy corn will cost you 100 calories, and just 25 jelly beans add up to 140 calories.

2. Mashed potatoes have about 200 calories in a half-cup serving.

3. Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks drinks have 510 calories and 20 grams of fat.

4. Apple pie has 400 calories and 20 grams of fat!

5. Cider has 200 calories in 16 ounces.

6. Stuffing has 358 calories and 18 grams of fat per cup; there's a reason they call it stuffing.

7. Candy apple. An apple alone is a pretty healthy fall fruit somewhere in the 60-100 calorie range. Coat it in caramel, however, and it weighs in around 540 calories.

8. Turducken. This is a trendy entree you might want to forgo... It contains turkey, duck and chicken wrapped together for a new twist on the usual Thanksgiving meal. In terms of your diet... one serving of Turducken has 749 calories and 34.5 grams of fat. But a three-ounce serving of skinless turkey has 130 calories.