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Offline marigold

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Survivor 18 News
« on: June 27, 2008, 06:34:27 AM »
Update: Survivor 18

Released by CBS

You Could Be on Survivor

See exotic destinations! Interact with other tribespeople! Meet Jeff Probst! Sound like fun?

Oh yeah...there's also a chance to win one million dollars.

Open Casting Calls:

(listed alphabetically by state)

Dothan, AL
Saturday, June 21 starts at 8am
Sportsman’s Outfitters
1975 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301

Huntsville, AL
Friday, June 20, 8am – 6pm
6364 University Drive NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35806
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Fayetteville, AR
Fort Smith / Fayetteville, AR
Saturday, June 28, 10am - 1pm
Northwest Arkansas Mall
4201 North Shiloh Drive on HWY 71
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

Boulevard, CA
KSWT News 13
Yuma, AZ
Thursday, July 10, 3 - 7pm
La Posta Casino
777 Crestwood Rd. North
Boulevard, CA 91905

Costa Mesa, CA
CBS2 Los Angeles
Thursday, June 19th, 10am - 4pm
CarMax, Costa Mesa "Grand Opening" store location
3200 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Salinas, CA
Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 9th, 3 - 7pm
KION Studios
1550 Moffett Street
Salinas, CA 93905
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St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa Bay
Monday, June 23, 8am - 4pm
The Venue
2675 Ulmerton Rd.
St. Petersburg, FL, 33762

Bloomington, IL
Saturday, July 28, Noon – 4pm
Gill Street Sports Bar and Restaurant
3002 Gill Street
Bloomington, IL
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Champaign, IL
Tuesday, June 24th, 3 - 6pm
Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, Springfield
Champaign Surplus
303 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL
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Softshell, KY
Kentucky and Surrounding Area
Thursday, June 26, 6- 9pm
Knott County SportsPlex
450 Kenny Champion Loop
Softshell, KY 41831
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Detroit, MI
Wednesday, July 9, 3 - 7pm
Bishop Park at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair.
Bishop Park is located along the waterfront on VanAlstyne from Elm to Vinewood.

Bozeman, MT Saturday, June 21, 9am – Noon
Gold’s Gym of Bozeman
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Vestal, NY
Binghamton, NY
Tuesday, July 8, 6 - 9pm
University Plaza
4700 Vestal Parkway
Vestal, NY 13850

Cleveland, OH
Friday, June 27, 4 – 8pm
Crestmont Hyundai
2961 Center Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
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Edmond, OK
Oklahoma City
Thursday, July 10, 4 - 7pm
Academy Sports
2501 South Broadway
Edmond, OK

Hillsboro, OR
Saturday, July 12, Noon – 3pm
Streets of Tanasbourne
194th & Cornell Rd. in Hillsboro

Harrisburg, PA
Saturday, June 28, 10am - 3pm
Colonial Park Mall - Center Court
1b Colonial Park Mall
Harrisburg, PA 17109
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Myrtle Beach, SC
Friday, July 11, 4 – 7pm
WBTW News 13
Myrtle Beach
Tanger Outlet Center
Highway 17, 10835 Kings Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Dallas, TX
Dallas/Ft. Worth
Friday, June 27th, 11am - 7pm
Al Lamb Honda
9250 LBJ Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75243
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Longview, TX
Saturday, June 28, 11am - 3pm
Jack O' Diamonds
127 South Spur 63
Longview, TX 75601

Tyler, TX
Saturday, June 28, 11am - 3pm
Kelly Community Federal Credit Union
2105 Grandy Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75703

West Jordan, UT
Thursday, July 3, Noon - 4pm
Famous Dave’s Restaurant
7273 Plaza Center Drive,
West Jordan, UT 84084
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South Burlington, VT
Wednesday, June 25, 4 - 7pm
University Mall
155 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
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Re: Survivor 18 News
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 06:36:47 AM »
.... an intersting article:

'SURVIVOR' Auditions Draw Crowd Of Hopefuls In Champaign

Champaign Surplus, the Army surplus store at 303 S. Neil St., has plenty of equipment, apparel and weapons for surviving in a remote location. On Tuesday, it also showed off the area's most adventurous individuals, who wanted to prove they had what it takes to be survivors. To do so, they needed to outwit, outlast and outplay other potential contenders in front of a tribal council of cameramen and CBS executives.

The only thing missing was Jeff Probst. On Tuesday, auditions for the next season of the CBS show "Survivor" were held at Champaign Surplus from 3-6 p.m. Applicants went through a series of challenges to prove they had the skills, and personality, necessary to be the next Rupert Boneham or Amber Brkich, former Survivor contestants.

Approximately 800 applicants from across the nation will be invited back for a second audition in August. People came from all over the surrounding area to audition for the show and a chance at a million dollars, said Jordan Arseneau, a videographer for the show. "I drove all the way from Effingham after work," said potential contestant Jason Short.

There were a variety of colorful candidates, said Arseneau, including a pre-operation transsexual and a man who sang the Destiny's Child song "Survivor." "There have definitely been some interesting people here," Arseneau said. "One woman wore a bikini made out of candy necklaces." Applicants first filled out an audition form and then went through a series of interviews. After the interviews the applicants were given three minutes on camera to describe why they would be a good candidate for the television show. Some were more memorable than others.

"Contestants are asked to convey their personality, what makes them stand out, why they could win," said Peter Carlson, promotion manager for WCIA. Though the show has remained popular since its inception in 2000, some of the potential contestants hadn't watched any episodes. But that didn't stop them from trying out. "I've never even seen the show," said Andrew Bowersox of Champaign.

"I just tried to dazzle them with my personality in the first 30 seconds." Though the money was motivation, some potential contestants tried out because they are fans of the television show and wanted to be a part of its lore. "I've been a fan of it ever since it premiered, I have all the seasons on DVD and all the books," said Short. "If I could at least make it and win some money that would be great. Unlike Richard Hatch, I'd actually pay my taxes."