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New "Survivor" Season Begins Wednesday Night

Monty Brinton/CBS(NEW YORK) -- The 26th season of Survivor begins Wednesday night on CBS with a 90-minute episode.

Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans Vs. Favorites will pit 10 fans of the show, dubbed "The Gota Tribe," against 10 former castaways, "The Bikal Tribe."  This is the second time Survivor has used the "fans vs. favorites" format.

The tribes will be placed on the Caramoan Islands, which is part of the Philippines.

Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans Vs. Favorites airs at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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Former 'Survivor' Producer Extradited to Mexico in Wife's Death

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The former Survivor producer charged with killing his wife during a vacation in Cancun has been extradited to Mexico to await his trial.

Forty-year-old Bruce Beresford-Redman was released from a Los Angeles detention center then turned over to U.S. Marshals on Wednesday, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Beresford-Redman is charged with aggravated homicide in the death of Monica Beresford-Redman, whose body was found in a sewer at a Cancun resort in April of 2010.  They had been vacationing with their two children.´╗┐

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Newt Gingrich Sued over Use of 'Eye of the Tiger' During His Campaign

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been using Survivor's 1982 smash hit Eye of the Tiger as his entrance music at events during his current presidential campaign, and a longtime member of the band apparently isn't too happy about it.

Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan, who co-wrote the chart-topping tune, is suing Gingrich via his publishing company, Rude Music Inc., claiming the Republican candidate has played the song without permission at a variety of political events since 2009, reports.

A copyright-infringement lawsuit filed Monday in Illinois is insisting that Gingrich immediately stop using the tune at public events, and is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

The suit also names Gingrich's campaign organization, Newt 2012, and the advocacy group the American Conservative Union, which is charged with posting video clips of rally highlights that feature the song without authorization. Eye of the Tiger is perhaps best known as the theme song to 1982's Rocky III.

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Former 'Survivor' Star Separates from Wife

Justin Kahn/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Survivor villain Jonny Fairplay and his model wife, fellow reality TV star Michelle Deighton, have split.

Fairplay, born Jonathan Dalton, tells he filed for legal separation after his wife left him a few weeks ago. Fairplay is seeking custody of their daughter.

Deighton has made appearances on the reality series America's Next Top Model and WWE Tough Enough.

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CBS Announces Premiere Dates for 'Two and a Half Men,' Other Shows

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ashton Kutcher's first episode of Two and a Half Men will air Sept. 19.

CBS announced Wednesday that the sitcom will open its ninth season on that date.  Kutcher replaces the fired Charlie Sheen on the series.

The premiere of Two and a Half Men will be preceded by How I Met Your Mother, which returns for its seventh season.

CBS also announced other premiere dates, including the new season of Survivor, dubbed Survivor: South Pacific, which will premiere on Sept. 14; NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles which will be returning on Sept. 20; CSI which will begin its 12th season on Sept. 21; and The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist and the new J.J. Abrams drama Person of Interest which will all debut on Sept. 22.

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'Survivor' Host Jeff Probst to Host Daytime Show

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- CBS can't get enough of longtime Survivor host Jeff Probst.

The reality show star will work on a daytime TV project for the network, notes The Hollywood Reporter, which will debut in the fall of next year.

According to the trade, the show will focus on topical and human interest stories.

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Richard Hatch Sentenced to More Prison Time in Tax Case

ABC News(PROVIDENCE, RI.) -- Former Survivor champ and current Celebrity Apprentice contestant Richard Hatch is going back to prison. The Hollywood Reporter says Hatch was sentenced in Providence, RI., on Friday to nine months in prison for a tax issue related to the $1 million grand prize he won on Survivor in the year 2000. He must report to prison on Monday. He says he will file an appeal.

A federal judge previously determined that Hatch, who spent more than three years in prison for failing to pay taxes on his Survivor prize, had violated the terms of his supervised release by not filing amended tax returns for the years 2000 and 2001. In addition to his latest prison sentence, Hatch was ordered to serve 26 months' supervised release, during which time 25 percent of his gross income will go to the IRS. He currently owes an estimated $2 million to the IRS, including penalties.

Hatch's predicament won't affect the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice in the short-term. All of the episodes, except for the live finale on May 22, have already been taped.

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Former 'Survivor' Winner May Be Sent Back to Jail

File Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Richard Hatch, the original winner of the TV reality series Survivor who was convicted of failing to pay taxes on his grand prize, could find himself back in prison again after a federal judge ruled Monday that he violated the terms of his supervised release by not filing amended tax returns for the years 2000 and 2001. According to the Internal Revenue Service, Hatch now owes the government about $1.7 million in taxes, which is more than he initially won as a contestant.

Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on his one-million-dollar winnings. Hatch spent more than three years in federal prison before being placed on supervised release.

The judge on Monday delayed sentencing as he determines if Hatch inadvertently did not pay the taxes or did so intentionally so as to withhold money from the IRS.

Survivor is on the verge of its 22nd season, to be set in Nicaragua, with a premiere date scheduled for mid-February.

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