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Briana Renee Not Returning to Little Women: La Amid 'Draining' Divorce Battle

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Briana Renee Not Returning to Little Women: La Amid 'Draining' Divorce Battle
Briana Renee‘s Little Women: La days are over.

The reality star, who is in the middle of a divorce battle with estranged husband Matt Grundhoffer, will not be returning to the Lifetime series, a source confirms to People.

“Briana decided to leave the show after filming the holiday special during season six of Little Women: La — that was her last time on set,” the source says.

“She wants to focus on her health, her children and her music,” the source adds. “The divorce process is draining her and she wants to stay off the radar and not have to
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Little Women: La's Briana Renee Files for Divorce from Husband Matt, Seeks Restraining Order

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Little Women: La's Briana Renee Files for Divorce from Husband Matt, Seeks Restraining Order
Briana Renee has filed for divorce from Matt Grundhoffer, her husband of three years, People confirms.

The Little Women: La star married Grundhoffer on April 19, 2015 and separated last fall. She cited irreconcilable differences in her filing and is seeking child and spousal support, reports TMZ, who was first to break the news. Renee and Grundhoffer share an 18-month-old son, Maverick Jax. Renee is also mother to an 8-year-old daughter, Leiana, with her ex-husband Leif Manson, and Grundhoffer has a 12-year-old son from a previous relationship.

People can also confirm that Renee, 35, filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Grundhoffer,
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Little Women: La Star Briana Renee Delivers Son Maverick Jax After Pregnancy Scare - See His First Picture!

Despite her high-risk pregnancy, Briana Renee has safely given birth to her son, People confirms. People can exclusively reveal the Little Women: La star has named her son Maverick Jax - and the exclusive first photo.Maverick was born at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday, weighing in at 5 lbs. and 3 oz., a rep for Renee tells People. According to Renee, the newborn "came out screaming!" Maverick, who was born almost a month early, is currently in the Nicu and needs assistance strengthening his lungs. The reality star experienced a pregnancy scare two months ago, when she was hospitalized at risk of premature birth.
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Little Women: La Star Briana Renee Delivers Son Maverick Jax After Pregnancy Scare – See His First Picture!

Despite her high-risk pregnancy, Briana Renee has safely given birth to her son, People confirms.

People can exclusively reveal the Little Women: La star has named her son Maverick Jax – and the exclusive first photo.

Maverick was born at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday, weighing in at 5 lbs. and 3 oz., a rep for Renee tells People.

According to Renee, the newborn "came out screaming!"

Maverick, who was born almost a month early, is currently in the Nicu and needs assistance strengthening his lungs.

The reality star experienced a pregnancy scare two months ago, when she was hospitalized at risk of premature birth.
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Interview: Max Dawson talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'

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Interview: Max Dawson talks 'Survivor: Worlds Apart'
The "Survivor: Worlds Apart" cast was a bit short on recognizable celebrities, if your idea of "celebrity" happens to be former professional athletes or nearly-forgotten '80s TV stars. If, however, you spend time around the world of reality TV or academia, or you spend time around those who spend their time around those worlds, there's no question that Max Dawson entered "Survivor: Worlds Apart" as the season's biggest superstar. As a member of Northwestern's Communications department, Max taught several years of a course titled "The Tribe Has Spoken: Surviving TV’s New Reality," as well as other courses on TV, new media and the business betwixt them. Several of my critical buddies, including Mo Ryan and Myles McNutt and Erik Adams, made appearances in the "Survivor" class. Since 2013, Max has worked as a consultant for and on the reality TV industry. He may not be Lisa Whelchel or Jimmy Johnson,
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Survivor: One World Ep. 24.15, Reunion: Chaos reigns during one of the show’s stranger reunions

Survivor: One World Review, Season 24, Episode 15, Reunion

Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

Although they tend to focus on a few contestants, Survivor reunions always include standout moments that make them worth the extra hour. This year’s has more than its share of highlights, with many coming from Jeff Probst himself. He asks questions to the wrong people, interviews random audience members, and seems more flustered than usual. That said, he’s also having a great time and keeps the mood light. The kinder tone of the final Tribal Council sticks around for the reunion, with even Colton and Alicia not coming off terribly. She gives a heartfelt apology that feels genuine and shows that at least she realizes her conduct was troublesome. The one exception to the love fest is Troyzan, who compares himself to Richard Hatch and still won’t admit he got played. Sporting ridiculous dyed black hair,
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Survivor: One World Ep. 24.14, “Perception is Not Always Reality”: A surprisingly friendly jury rewards the legitimate winner

Survivor: One World Review, Season 24, Episode 14,

“Perception is Not Always Reality”

Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

There have been only a few cases where the Survivor winner has been telegraphed so far in advance. A recent example was Boston Rob’s roll through the Redemption Island season, but his edge as a four-time returning player made it easier. Kim has played front and center since the merge and put a huge target on her back. She’s walked the line between staying loyal to her alliance and removing major challengers. During the two-hour finale, she has several opportunities to take out players who could steal the prize. The surprising part is that she resists that temptation and sticks with Sabrina and Chelsea to face the music. Her confidence in the Final Tribal Council is clear, and the only remaining obstacle is bitterness from the jury.

Strong competitors from
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'Survivor: One World' Winner: 'I Got Lucky'

'I feel like people are giving me too much credit,' Kim Spradlin tells MTV News about winning the latest season of 'Survivor.'

By Josh Wigler

Kim Spradlin

Photo: MTV News

New York — Thirty-nine days, 18 people, one Survivor ... and it's exactly who it should have been all along.

Surprising nobody but relieving everybody, 29-year-old bridal shop owner Kim Spradlin won the million-dollar prize on "Survivor: One World" on Sunday, and she deserves every penny. Blue-eyed Kim wasn't just the best-liked person out on the beach, she was the strategic mastermind who engineered the complete collapse of the game's men, a physical powerhouse with four immunity victories to her name, and a savvy enough player to sniff out a hidden immunity idol she never even had to use.

Watching the season, it didn't take an eagle-eyed "Survivor" fan to know that Kim had all the makings of a fantastic winner.
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'Survivor: One World': Why Kim Deserved To Win

'Kim is a beast and anybody who doesn't think so is a fool,' runner-up Sabrina Thompson tells MTV News of the final 'Survivor' outcome.

By Josh Wigler

Kim Spradlin

Photo: CBS

"Survivor" does not always have a happy ending. All too often, the player who fought the hardest and played the best game winds up in the second- or third-place seat because of a bitter jury unable to look past their own fate on the road to the million bucks.

Of all the "Survivor: One World" contestants, only one played a near-perfect game: Kim Spradlin, the 29-year-old bridal shop owner who won the Sole Survivor title on last night's season finale. But victory was far from guaranteed. Not only did she go up against her two fiercest competitors in the final tribal council, Kim also was the clear-cut mastermind of the season, the one who engineered
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'Survivor: One World' reunion: Colton Cumbie gets a shot at redemption and blows it

'Survivor: One World' reunion: Colton Cumbie gets a shot at redemption and blows it
The "Survivor: One World" reunion special is largely Colton-focused, which is annoying.

The first part of the reunion show is pretty firework-free. Even Leif and Troyzan are not seeming mad that Kim won (they were the two votes for Sabrina). Everyone seems to agree that Kim is a deserving winner. Which is true.

Colton's Shot at Redemption

But then. Colton time. He owns what he said and he says it made him uncomfortable. And he says he saw himself being a very, very mean person. Jeff presses him whether he's the racist bigot we saw on the show. His defense is that he would make out with Shemar Moore faster than any woman. Um, that doesn't make you not a racist dude. Notice how Bill was not laughing at that? Saying any kind of "I have a black friend" type thing does not make you not a racist.
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'Survivor: One World' finale: Kim Spradlin and Sabrina Thompson join Chelsea Meissner in the Top 3 - who won?

On "Survivor: One World," we're down to an all-female Final 5 for the first time in the show's history. Well done, ladies. Hat tip to you all for playing a pretty gosh darn good game.

But just for the record - Kim deserves to win this in a unanimous vote, so hopefully that's how it goes down.

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It's rather hilarious how Alicia/Christina and Chelsea/Sabrina still think they are good to go with Kim for a Top 3. They just have no idea and nobody has realized that Kim is a huge threat to win the money. We aren't rooting for anyone to take her out, but it is kind of mystifying that nobody talks about it.

Kim talks dirty with Sabrina about Chelsea going home and Sabrina seems pretty surprised at this prospect. But she does acknowledge Christina is a huge coup to have sitting next to you at
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'Survivor One World' Finale: Predicting The Winner

Former 'Survivor' contestant Rob Cesternino weighs in on the final five contestants vying for the title of Sole Survivor.

By Josh Wigler

Kim Spradlin on "Survivor: One World"

Photo: CBS

A foulmouthed special-ed teacher, a medical-sales-repping Southern belle, an indecisive career consultant from Hollywood, a sneaky bridal shop owner and a high school teacher from Brooklyn: These are the women competing for the million-dollar prize on Sunday night's (May 13) "Survivor: One World" season finale.

In a season dominated by just one contestant — 29-year-old Kim Spradlin, who has won numerous immunity challenges and forged multiple alliances to get to the endgame — predicting the "One World" winner isn't quite as challenging as it's been in "Survivor" seasons of yore. But this is "Survivor" we're talking about, and twists are the name of the game. There's no shortage of curveballs that could be thrown at the final five contestants in tonight's
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'Survivor: One World's' Greg 'Tarzan' Smith: 'The girls were much smarter' than the boys

Greg "Tarzan" Smith is the latest castaway voted off "Survivor: One World." He tells Zap2it in his exit interview that the girls were smarter post-merge.

Are you glad you did "Survivor"? Was it everything you hoped/expected it to be?

"I'm immensely glad that I did 'Survivor.' I really am an adventurer and it was an adventure. I starved, I didn't sleep, I lost 25 lbs. I developed a protein deficiency ... I love the interplay socially. It was like playing a chess game. I loved that. The problem was it was an 18-tier chess game with 18 brains and that made it incomparably fun for me. I had a great time. And I lost the weight that i needed to lose."

In hindsight, do you still think it was a good strategy to turn on the men?

"In all fairness, that isn't how it went down. In the beginning, it
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'Survivor: One World' Gets Tarzaned

The last man standing gets voted out, paving the way for Sunday's female-dominated finale.

By Josh Wigler

Tarzan in "Survivor: One World"

Photo: CBS

Give him credit where it's due. If nothing else, the ludicrously entertaining Greg "Tarzan" Smith exited "Survivor: One World" exactly as you'd want him to: wearing an extra-tight bloodstained tank top and dirty panties on his head.

After almost 40 days and innumerable twist and turns along the way, Tarzan's shot at the million-dollar prize ended Wednesday night just short of the elite final five. Since he was the last man standing, Tarzan's exit marks the end of the season's battle of the sexes — a battle the women won decisively, despite a very rocky start. Now, only five players remain going into Sunday night's season finale: loudmouth Alicia, timid Christina, measured Sabrina, cowgirl Chelsea and Kim, long considered the front-runner to win the game.

Ahead of the season's grand finale,
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HitFix Interview: Troy Robertson talks 'Survivor: One World'

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HitFix Interview: Troy Robertson talks 'Survivor: One World'
At least Troy Robertson didn't exit "Survivor: One World" without a fight.   This week, the man they called "Troyzan" was finally taken out by the female cabal led by Kim & Chelsea, but only after he survived one Tribal Council with a Hidden Immunity Idol (leading to Jay's departure) and captured a must-in Immunity Challenge the following episode (leading to Leif's dismissal).   And before being sent on his way on Wednesday's (April 25) episode, Troy made one last desperate plea to upset the Tikiano apple cart, working aggressively to stoke insecurity with Alicia, Kat and Christina, the three weak...
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'Survivor: One World' Is Kim's Game To Lose

Troyzan goes and Kim falters in the latest episode, and MTV News is back with former player Rob Cesternino to recap it all.

By Josh Wigler

Kim Spradlin during the immunity challenge on "Survivor: One World"

Photo: CBS

Few people would have predicted Greg "Tarzan" Smith to be the last man standing on "Survivor: One World," but that's exactly what's happened now that his similarly named competitor Troyzan is no longer in the game.

After an astonishing drop in likability paired with an equally stunning win last week, Troyzan redeemed himself (to a degree) on a personal level in the latest episode, at the expense of his life in the game. Now, six women remain: wishy-washy Christina, foul-mouthed Alicia, dim-witted Kat, savvy Sabrina, the seemingly unbeatable Kim and her partner-in-crime Chelsea — with only Tarzan representing the men of "One World," poop pants and all.

As the season moves toward the end game,
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'Survivor: One World' Is Kim's Game To Lose

Troyzan goes and Kim falters in the latest episode, and MTV News is back with former player Rob Cesternino to recap it all.

By Josh Wigler

Kim Spradlin during the immunity challenge on "Survivor: One World"

Photo: CBS

Few people would have predicted Greg "Tarzan" Smith to be the last man standing on "Survivor: One World," but that's exactly what's happened now that his similarly named competitor Troyzan is no longer in the game.

After an astonishing drop in likability paired with an equally stunning win last week, Troyzan redeemed himself (to a degree) on a personal level in the latest episode, at the expense of his life in the game. Now, six women remain: wishy-washy Christina, foul-mouthed Alicia, dim-witted Kat, savvy Sabrina, the seemingly unbeatable Kim and her partner-in-crime Chelsea — with only Tarzan representing the men of "One World," poop pants and all.

As the season moves toward the end game,
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HitFix Interview: Leif Manson talks 'Survivor: One World'

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HitFix Interview: Leif Manson talks 'Survivor: One World'
In writing his name down on Wednesday's (April 18) "Survivor: One World," Chelsea faulted Leif Manson for being wishy washy.    That may confuse some viewers, because in some cases, Leif's "Survivor" sin appeared to be staying too devoted to harmful alliances, like when he kept faith with Colton, even as the season's primary villain was calling him a munchkin or an Ooompa Loompa either to his face or behind his back.   In truth, though, Leif's real "Survivor" crime was just being a man in a season that started with a Men vs Women split, but has become a rout,...
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Survivor: One World Ep. 24.10, “I’m No Dummy”: A bitter Troyzan prepares for war

Survivor: One World Review, Season 24, Episode 10, “I’m No Dummy”

Airs Wednesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

After playing his idol and losing his ally, Troyzan and is on his own and ready to battle. Unfortunately, his idea of competing involves cursing out his opponents and rubbing his success in their faces. Apparently, Troyzan isn’t concerned with getting any jury votes. It’s fine to try and win immunity, but he’s no Terry Dietz or Tom Westman. There are still nine players remaining, so Troyzan will need to win six straight challenges to make the end. Even if he makes it there, acting like a jerk is not a good strategy. His immunity win saves his hide this week, but that success will likely be fleeting. Shouting “This is my island!” and acting like a lunatic is wasted energy in a social game like Survivor. It also makes
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'Survivor: One World's' Leif Manson: The women 'set a lot of bait for us and we bought it hook, line and sinker'

Leif Manson was voted off "Survivor: One World" Wednesday (April 18), leaving just two men to face the all-girl alliance that seems to be in complete control of the game. He tells Zap2it that those women are tricky.

Are you glad you did "Survivor"? Was it everything you hoped it would be?

"Yeah. I mean, it was everything and then some. I've been so thankful and grateful to know that I, in a sense, won a million dollars just 'cause of how many people apply for the show. Hundreds of thousands of people apply for the show, and I was picked to be on 'Survivor.' Definitely makes me feel good."

Last night, we saw that Tarzan voted for you. How come you voted for Kim? Did you ever have a thought to vote for Tarzan, which would have tied the votes between you?

"I know I was back and forth.
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