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'Survivor' Star Accused of Battering a Woman

4/28/2010 8:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0428_kenward_bernis_EXThe horrible week for CBS reality stars continues -- TMZ has learned another "Survivor" star has been cited in Louisiana after cops say he battered a woman inside a bar restroom over the weekend.

Kenward "Boo" Bernis -- who competed on "Survivor: Fiji" back in 2007 -- is accused of walking into a ladies restroom at Bootleggers Bar in Lafayette, grabbing a woman by the upper arm and "forcibly move[ing] her."

As we've previously reported, another "Survivor" contestant -- Russell Hantz -- was also arrested in Lafayette on Friday for battering a woman. Hantz also co-owns the Bootleggers Bar where Bernis' alleged incident went down. 

And over on "Big Brother" -- two dudes from Season 9 are in all sorts of trouble for allegedly operating an illegal prescription drug ring.

Attempts to reach Bernis were unsuccessful.

'Survivor' Star May Go After Cops -- Legally

4/24/2010 4:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0423_russell_hantz_EX_Getty_02The "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" star who was arrested for battery in Louisiana yesterday claims the whole thing is a "misunderstanding" -- and is considering taking legal action against the cops who busted him.

A source close to Russell Hantz tells TMZ the reality star was partying near a bar he owns in Lafayette, LA Friday morning when some random partygoer told cops they saw Hantz push a woman.

We're told the alleged victim was a member of Hantz's party crew and she told cops that Hantz never touched her. But according to our source, cops told Hantz that because they had a witness statement, they were going to arrest him anyway.

We're told Hantz believes the cops mistreated him during the incident -- and now he's considering taking legal action against the arresting officers.

'Survivor' Villain -- Collared for Mug Shot

4/23/2010 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the mug shot of Russell Hantz -- the "Survivor: Samoa" runner-up who was arrested this morning in Louisiana.

As we first reported, Hantz -- who's currently starring on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" -- allegedly shoved somebody down while partying at the Festival International de Louisiane.

Hantz was arrested by the Lafayette City Police and eventually released.


'Survivor' Suspect -- New Development with Kids

4/23/2010 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0409-survivorThe former "Survivor" producer -- Bruce Beresford-Redman -- suspected of killing his wife may now lose custody of his kids, because his parents have now made their move to get permanent guardianship ... TMZ has learned.

David and Juanita Beresford-Redman -- who now have temporary guardianship -- filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court asking to make them permanent guardians of the two children.  They say Bruce wants it that way.

David and Juanita -- who filed papers without a lawyer -- say they are retired and in good heath, they've had a relationship with Alec and Camilia since birth, and are "able to devote ourselves to the care and nurture of our grandchildren."

David and Juanita say, "We are both well-educated, each with a masters degree ... we will be able to address questions that arise from our grandchildren..."

Those questions will surely include the murder of their mother, Monica, in Mexico.  Bruce was detained but released and ordered to stay in the country pending the outcome of the investigation.

David and Juanita say their son is "assisting the Mexican authorities in matters concerning the murder."

Survivor 'Villain' Arrested for Battery

4/23/2010 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Survivor 'Villain' Arrested for BatteryOne of the stars on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" was arrested in Louisiana early this morning after cops say he attacked somebody at a street festival.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Russell Hantz -- the runner-up from "Survivor: Samoa" -- was partying at the Festival International de Louisiane, when he allegedly "shoved" somebody to the pavement.

Cops say Hantz was immediately arrested by Lafayette City Police -- and taken to a nearby jail.

Hantz was eventually released.

But get this, Hantz is still in contention to win "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" -- which is airing now on CBS ... and yes, he's one of the "villains."

'Survivor' Producer's Alleged Mistress - An Armful

4/18/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained a photo of Bruce Beresford-Redman -- the "Survivor" producer whose wife Monica was brutally murdered last week in Mexico -- arm in arm with the woman reported to be his mistress. 


Joy Pierce is holding on tight to Beresford-Redman (left) in this photo taken last summer. Multiple sources close to the Beresford-Redmans, and several published reports, have said that Joy and Bruce had an intimate relationship. 

We're told Bruce and Joy worked together on the boxing reality show "The Contender" in 2005 ... and a game show for ABC called "Crash Course" last year.

The photo was taken when the pair was out to dinner with "Contender" boxer Tarick Salmaci.

TMZ made several attempts to contact Pierce -- by phone and in person -- but she has not gotten back to us.

Bruce is out of police custody but is barred from leaving Mexico pending results of the forensic investigation into Monica's death.

Gold Medalist Bode Miller -- Number Onesie

4/1/2010 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
U.S Olympic skier Bode Miller has gone back to his natural habitat after winning gold in Canada ... partying it up at the Playboy Mansion this weekend in nothing but his one piece underpants.

Bode Miller
We're told the 32-year-old wore a onesie by Big Feet PJs to the party ... and reportedly left with "Survivor:Gabon" contestant Corinne Kaplan.

He be jammin'.

'Survivor' Loser Wants to Beat Your Face In

5/20/2009 2:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you've ever wanted to pull a Bonaduce on Jonny Fairplay's face -- and who doesn't? -- here's your chance... "Survivor's" most hated villain wants to fight you!

Fairplay issued an open challenge for "Celebrity Boxing 9: Survival" -- and the only qualifications are you have to weigh under 160 pounds and have zero boxing experience.

That means you, Gary Coleman.

"Survivor" Champ -- Outwit, Outlast, Out of Cash!?

5/14/2008 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Parvati Shallow won $1 million bucks on "Survivor" this past Sunday -- so why the hell was she hitting up the paparazzi to pay her $4 cab fare last night in L.A.?

Sheryl Crow Beautifully Overexposed

8/28/2007 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hello, Miss Crow!

Sheryl Crow was seen leaving Il Sole last night, when camera flashes offered a see-through view of the still single superstar.

Sheryl was treated for breast cancer in 2006. You go girl!

Don't Mess With Boston Rob!

8/21/2007 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Click to play!Reality show staple "Boston" Rob Mariano came to blows with a reality show wannabe at tryouts for the new show he's hosting. "Boston Rob" in a new reality show? Get out!

In a video posted on YouTube over the weekend, Rob -- who has appeared on two editions of both "Survivor" and "Amazing Race" -- can be seen exchanging words with another man who throws water at Rob and then shoves him. After a minute or so of posturing, Rob throws two quick right hands to the guy's head and then has security take the guy away. Wicked tough!

The show -- called "Tontine" -- claims that it will be giving away "the biggest prize in reality television history" -- $10 million. Only one problem: it hasn't been picked up by an actual television network. Minor technicality.

Ashley Massaro: Bye Bye, Wrestling! Hello, Reality!

6/13/2007 6:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gazongariffic WWE diva Ashley Massaro has reportedly been knocked out of the professional wrestling circuit. It's a great loss to wrestling, and a sad day for all humanity.

WWE superstar Paul London told that Ashley "was written out of the WWE storylines because she's leaving to be a contestant on the 'Survivor' reality show." This could explain this week's "suspension" of Massaro on "SmackDown!" Fortunately, it looks like she's kept her spirit uplifted.

WWE reps had no comment.

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