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Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« on: January 10, 2011, 12:30:48 PM »


Since this is a non spoiler section, we'll let CBS have their fun and not reveal the identiy here. But of course, the two "mystery" guests are widely known in spoilers. :lol:
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - ??? (Mystery 2)
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 02:06:22 PM »
It has been confirmed by CBS!  :tup:\



Video Link http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/video/?pid=vL7VLkrAxJOV3pgtkjq1SrmxwRBGBXVk
since I called "Mystery 1" Rob this one shall be Russell

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Russell Hantz (38)
Current Residence: Dayton, Texas
Previous Seasons: "Survivor: Samoa" and "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"

Russell Hantz was a first time castaway only 2 years ago, but has quickly become one of the most notorious villains to every play Survivor. He returns to SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND more prepared than ever before. "I'm ready for this. I'm more ready for this than I ever have been."

As a self-made millionaire who built his business by working hard, speaking his mind and stepping on anyone who got in his way, Russell will do anything to win the game of Survivor. He is known for back-stabbing his allies, lying and cheating, but he is proud of his title as a villain. "The image that I have as a villain, that’s fine with me because this is how I play the game." Only time will tell if this strategy will pay off or if once again he will come up short.

What does he think of SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND? "It's gonna be history. Survivor history!"


also sidenote: I wonder if someone will burn his new hat   :lol:
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - ??? (Mystery 2)
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 06:14:59 PM »
Is that a new tattoo? "Keep Hope Alive!" :lol:

Go Russell! :hearts:

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 09:58:16 PM »
Rob and Russell

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 04:14:38 AM »
Am i allowed to point a middle finger in this thread? :res:
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 04:22:26 AM »
Once again, Russel will get to prove himself as the greatest survivor ever by coming second.

I for one hope this time he learns that the way he plays is great for making the final, but he will never win by going about it the way he does.

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 06:20:43 AM »
Once again, Russel will get to prove himself as the greatest survivor ever by coming second.

I for one hope this time he learns that the way he plays is great for making the final, but he will never win by going about it the way he does.

haha I hope he just gets the booted out  :boot:
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 06:26:30 AM »
Once again, Russel will get to prove himself as the greatest survivor ever by coming second.

I for one hope this time he learns that the way he plays is great for making the final, but he will never win by going about it the way he does.

haha I hope he just gets the booted out  :boot:

Why? He's the perfect villain, and he knows it. He plays for it. He's like a wrestler who badmouths the city they are playing in just so the fans will hate him. He plays his part well, and I respect him for that.

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 06:29:28 AM »
Once again, Russel will get to prove himself as the greatest survivor ever by coming second.

I for one hope this time he learns that the way he plays is great for making the final, but he will never win by going about it the way he does.

haha I hope he just gets the booted out  :boot:

Why? He's the perfect villain, and he knows it. He plays for it. He's like a wrestler who badmouths the city they are playing in just so the fans will hate him. He plays his part well, and I respect him for that.

I explained much more why in Rob's thread
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 07:19:49 AM »
I do not care how far he goes, but please. let him outlast RUSSELL!!!! :knuckles:

This doesn't really say why, and it was the only post I could find that mentioned him.


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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 08:07:05 AM »
Why? He's the perfect villain, and he knows it. He plays for it. He's like a wrestler who badmouths the city they are playing in just so the fans will hate him. He plays his part well, and I respect him for that.

I find Russell fascinating. I hadn't thought about it with this perspective, but you are right Coutzy, he is playing the role of the bad wrestler and he's done pretty well both times. He should have won in his first survivor. Has he learned anything from the last two Survivors, that's the question for me.
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 08:12:08 AM »
Why? He's the perfect villain, and he knows it. He plays for it. He's like a wrestler who badmouths the city they are playing in just so the fans will hate him. He plays his part well, and I respect him for that.

I find Russell fascinating. I hadn't thought about it with this perspective, but you are right Coutzy, he is playing the role of the bad wrestler and he's done pretty well both times. He should have won in his first survivor. Has he learned anything from the last two Survivors, that's the question for me.

I don't think it will matter,  the problem both he and Rob will run into this season is that they are playing with people that in all liklehood watched Samoa and HvV. They'll all be stuck on either "Russel/Rob is a hero" or "Russel/Rob is a jerk" and I don't think playing alongside them will change that.

That, and he genuinely believes that he has played the perfect game both times, only to be shot down by bitter jury members that don't respect Survivor and how it should be played (In the gospel according to Hantz, at least)
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 08:36:21 AM »
Thus the twist that MIGHT allow Rob and Russell to last longer because of Redemption Island. It won't be, 'Let's vote Rob/Russell out and be done with them.' they will have to deal with them again as the castoffs battle on the island. Russell has established that he is ruthless if he perceives someone is a threat so do you want to be on his radar?

I only vaguely recall how Rob played in his first season, in his last season he was excellent in the challenges but I felt he wasn't playing 100% but of course he will this time. This should be a fascinating Survivor for the viewers.
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 09:06:05 AM »
It appears to me from the photograph, that Russell has sort of "bulked" up. I dont remember him being particularly good at challenges, so he better hope he doesnt get to the Island. I will be fun to watch, that is for sure, whether you love him or hate him.
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011, 10:22:21 AM »
I really liked Russel in Samoa and I think he should have won. In HvV he went overboard by trying to be the ultimate villain. I think the fact that those two seasons were shot back to back was a disadvantage for him because he didn't know the peoples' reaction to him from the first season and that lead him to become a little paranoid and very nasty in HvV thinking that was how the audience perceived him. He wasn't that good in challenges and I don't know if he could win the duels in Redemption Island. And of course as Coutzy said all depends if the other players consider him a hero or a jerk.
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 11:26:59 AM »
He may be the best Survivor villian that Survivor has found in many years. But i honestly don't care, i seriously just want to see a group of normal people who have not played Survivor before rather than this ____ who kept sticking on my TV screen.

First time if he doesn't win, he's not going to. Second time if he doesn't win, he's not going to. Third time he's on? He's STILL not going to win.
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 10:34:36 PM »
I have absolutely no desire to watch any more Russell. None. Nada. Nicht.

He irritated me in both of his prior seasons, I don't he's even capable of playing the social game well, and he's going to be playing this season with a bunch of people who already know he can't play the social game well, that he lies to everybody, and that he cannot be trusted. So even if Russell comes to this season playing the social game netter, none of the others are going to trust anything he says or does for the long haul. Or at least, none of them should.

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 10:51:22 PM »
I have absolutely no desire to watch any more Russell. None. Nada. Nicht.

He irritated me in both of his prior seasons, I don't he's even capable of playing the social game well, and he's going to be playing this season with a bunch of people who already know he can't play the social game well, that he lies to everybody, and that he cannot be trusted. So even if Russell comes to this season playing the social game netter, none of the others are going to trust anything he says or does for the long haul. Or at least, none of them should.

The less of Russell, the better. I would have preferred none at all.

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2011, 07:28:24 AM »
I really liked Russel in Samoa and I think he should have won. In HvV he went overboard by trying to be the ultimate villain. I think the fact that those two seasons were shot back to back was a disadvantage for him because he didn't know the peoples' reaction to him from the first season and that lead him to become a little paranoid and very nasty in HvV thinking that was how the audience perceived him. He wasn't that good in challenges and I don't know if he could win the duels in Redemption Island. And of course as Coutzy said all depends if the other players consider him a hero or a jerk.

I agree that in some aspects Russell had a disadvantage playing back to back, however, I also think it was an advantage as well.  He didn't get to see how his season played out, but neither did any of the 9 other villains.  IMO, had the other villains seen his previous game, he may not have lasted to the merge.  This is of course purely speculation and we will never know.

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2011, 12:22:36 PM »
I have absolutely no desire to watch any more Russell. None. Nada. Nicht.

He irritated me in both of his prior seasons, I don't he's even capable of playing the social game well, and he's going to be playing this season with a bunch of people who already know he can't play the social game well, that he lies to everybody, and that he cannot be trusted. So even if Russell comes to this season playing the social game netter, none of the others are going to trust anything he says or does for the long haul. Or at least, none of them should.

The less of Russell, the better. I would have preferred none at all.

meh. he gets them ratings. so they'll milk him till hes done. it WOULD be hilarious though to watch when he'll finally meet someone who has the balls to vote him off and isnt alligned with a complete idiot *cough* tyson *cough*. id love to see his face when it happens (:

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2011, 08:17:16 PM »
They Released Russell's personal vid

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2011, 02:48:04 PM »
I was reading some exit interviews from Russell, and he talked about how his daughter was going to come for a family visit if he made it that far. So, just out of curiosity, does anybody here know how old Russell's kid/kids is/are? 
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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2011, 07:59:22 AM »
Russell Hantz wants to sue his tribemates over contract violations (oh, the irony)

Russell Hantzís elimination from Survivor Redemption Island has left him so mad that heís threatening to sue his fellow contestants for violating the very contract that he explicitly violated on-camera, never mind accusations of spoiling the show.

In a post-eviction interview, Russell told Entertainment Weekly, ďI would have never thrown a challenge. Never. I should sue every single one of them because in the contract it says you canít throw challenges!Ē

This is so incredible I donít know where to begin, and I wish someone would have called him on this bullshit. First, contestantsí contract is with CBS, not each otheróalthough perhaps thereís some complicated legal argument that could be made about his chances being affected by their rule-breaking. But that would be laughed out of court, because, and second, is Russell seriously threatening to sue someone over violating the same contract that he violated in multiple ways, starting with the prohibition of ďcriminal damageĒ of private property, which is grounds for expulsion?

Third, unless it has recently changed, the Survivor rule book says nothing about throwing challenges. It simply says contestants ďmust participateĒ in challenges; it does not say they have to win, or try hard, or not use a strategy that results in their loss. Finally, this is from the man who revealed confidential information about two seasons to a message board poster. Seriously, does he have such little self-awareness that he canít possibly see how absurd his lawsuit threat is? Even if itís a joke, it draws attention to his own rule-breaking, which is dumb.

As to those spoilers, Russell continues to deny that he was responsible, and says Jim Early made it up, ignoring all of the evidence, primarily the dismissed lawsuit. Then again, Mark Burnett denied knowledge of a lawsuit his own company filed, so I donít expect any honesty out of anyone associated with this story.

When Dalton Ross asked Russell explicitly about the e.mail messages from hantztankering that spoil parts of the show, Russell denies it not by refuting the evidence, but by using ad hominem attacks about Earlyís weight:

ďI did not do anything like that. Thatís what pisses me off about all this stuff. I donít like to give it any kind of credit whatsover, because every time we talk about it, it gives this guy credit, like ĎOh, my name has been said.í Weíre talking about some fat ass sitting in tighty-whities eating Cheese Puffs and hollering, ĎMomma, whereís my pot pie?í Thatís who weíre talking about here.

In his interview with Reality TV World, he again ignored the question and said, ďIím getting so sick of trying to defend myself on this matter because all weíre doing here is trying to give this guy what he wants ó whoever he is. You know? Itís stupid. If anyone knows me, they know Iím not like that. So, I donít even like to talk about it anymore. That guyís name will never come out of my mouth, because he wants it to.Ē

Just in case you donít already think heís delusional, Russell also said that sabotaging his own tribe in Samoa was different from his tribe throwing a challenge in Nicaragua: ďOkay, what I did was strategic. I sabotaged my tribe to make them weaker because then you can control the way they feel and you can control the way they think. Let me tell you, thatís strategic play.Ē

Meanwhile, Russell suggested in multiple interviews that he will be back on TV soon. ďIíve got some interesting things about to happen,Ē he told EW. ďSo Iím not a Survivor whore. I donít want to be considered a Survivor whore like Rob. Iím surprised he ainít been on Big Brother yet. Those three: Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother. Thatís a Survivor whore. I want my own show! Thatís what I want. And trust me, I got bigger and better things coming.Ē

Trust him, really?

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2011, 10:21:35 AM »
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Just in case you donít already think heís delusional, Russell also said that sabotaging his own tribe in Samoa was different from his tribe throwing a challenge in Nicaragua: ďOkay, what I did was strategic. I sabotaged my tribe to make them weaker because then you can control the way they feel and you can control the way they think. Let me tell you, thatís strategic play.Ē

Meanwhile, Russell suggested in multiple interviews that he will be back on TV soon. ďIíve got some interesting things about to happen,Ē he told EW. ďSo Iím not a Survivor whore. I donít want to be considered a Survivor whore like Rob. Iím surprised he ainít been on Big Brother yet. Those three: Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother. Thatís a Survivor whore. I want my own show! Thatís what I want. And trust me, I got bigger and better things coming.Ē

:wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: *imagine me pointing my middle finger at Russell here*

Just tell me, how is voting you out...NOT STRATEGIC PLAY? I would love to see this f**king troll sue his tribemates and make a fool out of himself. I HOPE CBS DON'T PUT HIM ON ANYMORE SURVIVOR PLEASE. Otherwise i'll just boycott the entire season.

And he better not come back again for another season, since he said he's not a Survivor whore. Hello Russell, you want your own show? That makes you as much as, if not.. a much bigger whore.

Sorry i'm so just so pissed about it.. this guy SUCKS. SUCKS BIG TIME. THANK YOU TO HIS TRIBE FOR GETTING RID OF THIS OLD TROLL FROM MY TV.

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Re: Survivor: Redemption Island - Russell Hantz
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2011, 09:07:12 AM »
I was reading some exit interviews from Russell, and he talked about how his daughter was going to come for a family visit if he made it that far. So, just out of curiosity, does anybody here know how old Russell's kid/kids is/are? 


I thought she was young. Like grammer school.  Unless he has an older daughter too

poor kids


 

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