We've just learned the exhilarating news that “Survivor” has posted a list of 32 potential veterans who are eligible to come back for a “Second Chance” season. Does the name “Kelly Wiglesworth” still send shivers of excitement through your spine as if reality TV is a new and burgeoning genre full of utopian possibilities, including Richard Hatch's financial stability? Well, it should.
It's hard to pick the absolute best reality contestant who didn't win his/her particular season. Parvati comes to mind during the season of Sandra's second victory, but it's almost never the #1 player who wins that show. I think you have to look at “American Idol” for the greatest competitors who never became voter favorites. I'm a big fan of season 9 tenth-place finisher Didi Benami, season seven star Carly Smithson, and — my #1 favorite contestant ever — season six third-place finisher Melinda Doolittle. She took the soppiest arrangement of “My Funny Valentine” and made it thrilling. You can't beatbox your way out of the great American songbook, Blake Lewis.
Here's what else is going on today:
-We broke down the “Captain America: Civil War” casting and deciphered what it all means.
-Since “Hot Pursuit” and Netflix's “Grace and Frankie” are out tomorrow, we counted up our favorite female comedy duos in TV and movies. All hail Lucy, Ethel, Cher, and Dionne.
-Finally: We interviewed Junkie XL about their soundscape for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Guys. This movie is going to be incredible and possibly breathtaking.