So Long Ulong? Survivor Tribe Down to One
Plus: Charles & Camilla go public, Alex Trebek sued, and more
REMAINED: After losing all eight immunity challenges, the once- 20-person-strong Ulong tribe of Survivor: Palau is down to one lone member, Stephenie LaGrossa, the first one-person tribe in the show’s history. To be determined on Thursday night’s episode of the highly rated CBS reality show: Whether LaGrossa, a 25-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative, will leap to the rival Koror tribe. Show producers aren’t saying, while show host Jeff Probst, only commenting on LaGrossa’s popularity, tells The New York Times: “She’s relatable, she has a strong point of view and, most importantly, she will not quit.”
APPEARED: A kilted Prince Charles and his new wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, took a honeymoon break Thursday for their first married engagement together: the modest opening of a Scottish school playground. The cutting of the ribbon at Deeside Park – a chore the groom handed over to his bride – marked the duchess’s first official royal engagement. Lindsay Smith, founder of the charity that built the park, was quoted in local news reports as saying: “Charles couldn’t have chosen a better introduction to royal duty for his new wife. The people of Deeside were among the very first to accept Camilla into the fold.”
SUED: A woman has slapped Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, 64, with a lawsuit in connection with the disappearance of a $100,000 broodmare she delivered to his 700-acre, central California horse breeding farm, reports Reuters. Marion Warner’s suit demands that Trebek and Creston Farms return the mare named BeBe Trando, or reimburse her for her loss and throw in damages and legal fees. A spokesman for Creston Farms could not be reached for comment.
DIED: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson, 80, the nimble pianist for Chuck Berry in the ’50s and ’60s (and reputedly the inspiration for the song “Johnny B. Goode”) and an honoree in his own right, died Wednesday in St. Louis of unknown causes. Johnson’s playful accompaniment can be heard on Berry’s “Maybellene,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “School Days,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “No Particular Place to Go” – and “Johnny B. Goode.” He is survived by his wife, Frances, and 10 children, reports Reuters.