With two less divas in the jungle, Costa Rica is a little quieter on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here. More would go missing before the end of the Monday episode - but that wasn’t the only surprise NBC was waiting to spring on viewers.
Janice Dickinson and Holly Montag were taken out of the contest at the end of last week’s episodes, which eliminated at least one problematic contestant. The celebs were sorry to see Holly go, though in a way it’s only fair as she joined the competition at least one week after everyone else arrived. Sanjaya Malakar, who’d developed a close friendship with the Montag sis, was especially sad when she left. Malakar, close to Dickinson as well, was drained by the experience.
“Janice Dickinson has been like a thorn in my paw,” John Salley admitted in the confessional. For most, there was something of a joyous atmosphere in the air after Dickinson trekked down the elimination bridge.
At the beginning of Thursday’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here, the celebs were all abuzz with the partially-revealed elimination results. Janice Dickinson is not in the top two; Patti Blagojevich is not in the bottom two. Or so it stood Wednesday night. At the end of the episode, two would leave the competition.
The hosts returned the next morning to reveal another twist: the teams have been merged into one group. This means challenges will be conducted individually. Janice Dickinson was in a very bad mood after it was discovered that she was not in the top two. Holly Montag confronted Dickinson about her grumpy attitude and the two were easily able to bury the hatchet, though Janice poked fun at Holly’s reaction during her confession a little later.
The first individual food trial was Mud Pit Mania. Each celeb was asked to dress in wrestling clothes for the event, and all seemed to have fun getting themselves ready. The food prize for this challenge was pizza - quite the treat for several half-starved celebs.
The game is starting to heat up on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here, and Tuesday’s episode marked the opening of the phone lines. Two celebs will be voted off the show on Thursday, making viewer opinion more important than ever.
The episode began with John Salley‘s reign as leader. He began doling out the chores for the week and told the celebs it was time for them to clean up their areas within the camp. “If you see stuff, just clean it up,” he instructed.
“There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is John,” Holly Montag said during her confessional.
It is now the third week of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here, and rain in the jungle is affecting production. But NBC isn’t about to let a little thing like rain affect the show. The hosts have been moved but the cameras keep on rolling.
“I’m shocked,” Stephen Baldwin said of his brother, Daniel, and his surprising elimination from the show. “I’m going to miss him,” the younger bro admitted.
“I couldn’t be happy that Daniel Baldwin is gone, because he was a big bully!” Janice Dickinson cried to the camera.
“It was really tacky and rude,” Torrie Wilson observed of Dickinson’s behavior when the elimination announcement was made.
John Salley started to have a rough time in the camp after the departure of Daniel. Finally, he and Janice were able to make up and put some of their conflicts away.
It was only last week that Heidi Pratt, with husband Spencer at her side, was rushed from the filming of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here to a medical facility to be treated for dehydration. Now, Vote For the Worst is reporting that Janice Dickinson has been sent for treatment as well.
An unnamed source reported to Zap2it that Dickinson was taken from the set in an ambulance and is suffering from an unknown illness.
Cameras have been sticking with the model throughout, so audiences will soon know the story behind these rumors. I’m thinking maybe it was the stolen granola bar that made Dickinson sick.
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TMZ captured video of Heidi and Spencer Pratt arriving in LA after their stint in Costa Rica. The couple were part of the cast of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, a show they left several times before they finally chose to leave for good.
Now that they’re back to their lavish lifestyles, Speidi is singing a different tune. They no longer seem angry at NBC and they are denying that they ever cried “torture” against the network in the first place. “I love NBC. I was never suing NBC,” Spencer told that paps as he made his way through the airport. “I guess since you sign a waiver…it’s not called torture.” Or some smart lawyer patiently explained to the newlyweds that they absolutely don’t have a case against the show.
The pair further soaked up the spotlight by appearing on Today, where they were questioned by Al Roker. He valiantly tried to get real answers out of the couple before finally putting an end to the entire Q and A (view the video above).
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The last episode of the week for I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here is reserved for eliminations. On Thursday, one competitor will be ousted - by virtue of your votes - from the wilds of Costa Rica.
Hosts Myleene Klass and Damien Fahey joking referred to Granolagate, which happened on Wednesday. Patti Blagojevich and Torrie Wilson competed to win a luxury reward. Among their prize items were four granola bars - one of which was taken and eaten by one Janice Dickinson. The supermodel not only lied about the food to the other campers but to us - even saying to the camera during her confessional that she didn’t know what happened to the bar.
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Wednesday’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here opened with the continuation of the Hang Tough challenge, which found some of the celebs (Janice Dickinson didn’t participate) hanging from iron bars over a fetid pool of stagnant water.
Hey, that’s what it takes to win immunity in Costa Rica. Each participant was still hanging when the episode picked up where it left off Monday night. Patti Blagojevich was the first too fall, followed by Daniel Baldwin. Less than three minutes had passed, and two were already done for.
Week two of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here opened with a two-hour episode that featured more drama, more challenges and more spotlight-stealing shenanigans.
Speaking of stealing the spotlight, Heidi and Spencer Pratt were the first topic of discussion. Cameras recorded the action as they were locked into an isolation chamber for the night. This was the only way the couple could prove themselves, but it still wouldn’t guarantee their acceptance by the other campers - for all had to agree it was okay for them to return. Heidi prayed for strength many times during their long night.
“They’re so hated. People can’t stand them - that’s why I love them so much,” Janice Dickinson told the camera.
Thursday’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here would give viewers their first taste of elimination. One celebrity would be pushed off the show, as determined by your vote. Which one is the least fave to the show’s fans? We would soon find out.
Angela, Frances, Janice and Torrie are subject to the results of the vote. Like American Idol, Celebrity voters decide who they want to keep. We don’t get to decide whether or not we want to keep Speidi, who has now tried to leave the show three times. That decision is up to the celebs still remaining on the show. They were deliberating the subject when the Wednesday episode wrapped.
This conversation continued at the top of the Thursday episode. “I would leave if they came back,” Angela threw her cards on the table. “There are actions, and there are consequences,” Lou Diamond Phillips said to the camera, suggesting that perhaps the spoiled Pratts have had few occasions to realize this reality.
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