CBS's Survivor certainly is living up to its name. CBS saw no point in giving the go-ahead to just one more edition of the hit reality show and has OK'd two more editions--the 17th and 18th of the long-running program.
Both editions will air during the 2008-2009 season, and casting is currently underway for edition 17. The locales of the two new editions have not yet been announced. CBS also extended the contract of host Jeff Probst, who dropped this nugget of obviousness: "I still get excited to get on the plane and travel to another exotic location with another group of adventure seeking, Type-A personalities. It is without a question the best job I've ever had."
The 16th edition of Survivor, Survivor: Micronesia, begins airing February 7.
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There's no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is a very influential celebrity. But according to the business-centric minds at Forbes, she's at the top of the heap.
The magazine released its annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks stars on the basis of their perceived power in Hollywood. The list is based not only on how much cash people make, but also on how many hits they get on Internet search engines, mentions in the press, and appearances on the cover of major magazines.
Forbes estimates that Oprah made $260 million between June 2006 and June 2007, putting her one spot ahead of pro golfer Tiger Woods. The daytime talk-show host ranked first in both the Web and TV indexes, and seventh in the press rank.
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