JFP's latest blog post on his myspace:
"Hometown" Newspaper Article about Me!
Here you go folks, an article about me from my "hometown newspaper"
Fairplay heads back to 'Survivor'
By SUSAN ELZEY
Register & Bee staff writer
January 9, 2008
Those reality television fans who hated Jon Dalton, a.k.a. "Jonny Fairplay," when he was on "Survivor: Pearl Islands" in 2003, will soon have another chance to boo his shenanigans.
Dalton returned from Micronesia right before Christmas after filming the 16th season of "Survivor" in which 10 former "Survivor" castaways are pitted against 10 die-hard "Survivor" fans in "Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites."
The season premiere of "Survivor" airs at 8 p.m. Feb. 7.
The episodes were filmed during October until right before Christmas, according to Jean Cook, a.k.a. Dalton's "dead grandmother."
Fans of the show know that Dalton faked Cook's death in order to earn an immunity and avoid being eliminated on the "Pearl Islands" show.
"He didn't pretend I was dead this time," Cook said Tuesday. "He just did that one time because they were going to kick him off."
Dalton is still recovering from the nasty scene on the stage at the Fox Reality Really Awards show in October when Danny Bonaduce of "Partridge Family" fame tossed Dalton over his shoulder. Dalton landed on his face and damaged his front teeth.
"He crushed the bones inside the mouth at the top of the teeth," Cook said. "He knocked one tooth out, which they were able to put back in, but he has to get three root canals."
Dentists in Los Angeles and one in Danville have been caring for him, Cook said, and between a pharmacy and his Danville dentist, Dalton was able to have pain medicine while he was filming "Survivor."
"He hurt the whole time," Cook said.
She said she was glad her grandson had only lost six pounds during the filming of the newest "Survivor" series and said she is happy that he is now back in Danville.
"We're just glad to get him back home," Cook said.
Dalton's mother, Patsy Hall, echoed Cook's sentiments.
"We're very excited about the new program and confident he has done well," she said Tuesday. "We're really glad to have him back home and healthy. His weight loss wasn't that bad."
Due to his contract with CBS, Dalton was not able to speak to the media.
Michelle Deighton, Dalton's fiancée since New Year's Eve, was able to speak about the couple's impending nuptials and his proposal.
"We were at the Institute (for Advanced Learning & Research), and it was the last song before midnight," she said Tuesday. "He hopped up on stage to say 'Happy New Year's' to everyone and got down on one knee and proposed."
Deighton said she "absolutely" accepted Dalton's proposal.
The couple is planning a June wedding at Smith Mountain Lake.
They also are expecting a baby girl on Jan. 26. Deighton's said the couple has picked out a name for the baby, but the last name is up in the air with the choices being Dalton or Fairplay.
"The whole pregnancy's been perfect," she said. "I'm the envy of all the women in Danville."
While Dalton was away filming "Survivor," Deighton spent her time "just hanging out in Danville" and going to Danville Community College. She is taking this semester off.
Contact Susan Elzey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (434) 791-7991.
I just wanted to add:
As for being Michelle being "the envy of all the women in Danville" she was referring to her minimal weight gain. I am MORE THAN POSITIVE that most women in Danville do NOT want to be with me; and that works for me and them.