NEW YORK (AP) – That’s six Ulongs gone in a row on CBS’ “Survivor: Palau.”

The four remaining members of Ulong, the losingest original tribe in “Survivor” history, lost immunity and gave skinny Southerner James Miller the boot on Wednesday’s episode. After a tie between Miller and Ibrehem Rahman, Miller’s ally Stephenie LaGrossa switched sides.

“That little backstabbing wench,” Miller told The Associated Press Thursday. “Me and her are gonna have a little chit chat. I was her buddy. I thought me and her were gonna go through until the end.

“If it had been her on the chopping block, I would’ve faced the music and made it a tie again. That way me and Bobby Jon would’ve had to pull the bad rock.”

Miller is referring to a sticky tribal council situation that occurs when there’s a voting standoff. The two players with tie votes become safe and the remaining survivors are forced to draw rocks to see who goes. The player who draws a purple rock is sent packing.

“I would’ve taken a 50/50 chance of me going home, just to stay loyal,” Miller promised.

It didn’t come to that for the 33-year-old, whose challenge track record was poor. The steelworker failed to build the best bathroom, battle Koror opponent Coby Archa in a water sumo bout or fire at tiles in a shoot-’em-up immunity challenge.

“All I wanted was to go far enough to get me a dadgum truck,” said Miller.



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NEW YORK (AP) – Thomas Haden Church’s re-emergence with “Sideways” has already led to the plum role of the villain in “Spider-Man 3,” but the actor is also lending his voice to a new star-studded adaptation of E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web.”

Church, who received an Oscar nomination for “Sideways,” will voice Brooks, one of two dimwitted crows with Andre Benjamin (Outkast’s Andre 3000) as the other. Julia Roberts will voice Charlotte with a cast that also includes Robert Redford, Oprah Winfrey and John Cleese.

“I really enjoyed the script,” Church says in the April issue of Texas Monthly magazine. “With a kids’ film, you’re always like, Is this gonna to be ‘Iron Giant,’ or is it going to be ‘Princess Diaries 2?”‘

The live action and computer graphic animated film is currently shooting in Australia. While the other stars will be voicing animated characters, Dakota Fanning will appear in person playing Fern. It is being produced by Jordan Kerner, who produced both “George of Jungle” movies, which co-starred Church.

“Jordan really considered it a big favor for me to come back and do the sequel (to “George and the Jungle’), and he rewarded me by giving me “Charlotte’s Web,”‘ Church told the magazine.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Church will play the villain in “Spider-Man 3,” though it was not said which nemesis he would be bringing to life. It is scheduled to begin filming next year and be released in May 2007.

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NEW YORK (AP) – Young rapper Bow Wow is holding a contest to see who’s best in show.

Bow Wow will choose ten fans in a “Wanted: Bow Wow’s Biggest Fan” contest, and include them on the DVD portion of his new album. Contestants are urged to submit a 30 second video proving why they are his biggest fan.

The ten most original clips will be put on the DVD disc that accompanies his next album, “Wanted,” due out June 28.

Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Ross, is now 18 years-old and has dropped “Lil”‘ from his name. The rapper is known for rhyming starting at age three and releasing his first album, “Beware of the Dog,” when he was 13.

Ironically, contestants must be 13 or older to enter. Details of the contest can be found at: www.BowWowWanted.com.



RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A prison guard who escaped a car that sank in a flooded creek credits an episode of the TV reality show “Fear Factor” with saving her life.

Debra Swaim’s car was swept off the road into Cucamonga Creek during a flash flood late Tuesday. As her car sank, Swaim said she remembered a rerun episode of NBC’s “Fear Factor” in which contestants had to escape from a car in the water.

Swaim said because of the show, she knew to quickly roll down her automatic windows because she wouldn’t be able to open her doors underwater.

“I knew I’ve got to go through my window,” she said. “That has everything to do with me watching “Fear Factor.”‘

Swaim, who called 911 twice before her cell phone was swept away, then swam to the surface and spent nearly an hour clinging to a tree above a 30 mph current before she was rescued.

She blew on a whistle attached to her prison guard uniform to attract rescuers, who didn’t know her exact location.

“My feet were numb and my hands were extremely cold,” said Swaim, a 19-year veteran of the state Department of Corrections. “God and I talked for a while.”



NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump might not want Michael Jackson to perform in Las Vegas after all.

Us Weekly magazine said Wednesday that Trump’s Las Vegas partners had been courting Jackson to perform at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin, Trump’s partner in the Trump International Hotel & Tower, had talked to Jackson’s representatives about a long-term residency, the magazine said.

“Everything I do is the best, and everything Phil Ruffin does is the best, and this would be no exception,” the magazine quoted Trump as saying.

On Thursday, Trump told syndicated entertainment show “The Insider” that “it’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think he’d show up half the time.”

“I can’t imagine what the insurance policy would be like,” he added.

A phone call to Trump by The Associated Press wasn’t immediately returned.

Jackson, 46, is on trial in Santa Maria, Calif. He is accused of molesting a boy, now 15, at his Neverland ranch, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold the boy’s family captive in 2003.



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NEW YORK (AP) – A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Christie’s auction house by a company that paid nearly $600,000 for an antique sideboard that was owned by Barbra Streisand and later found to have been damaged.

State Supreme Court Justice Walter Tolub said he threw out the lawsuit by Real Property Acquisitions because some of its claims, including breach of contract, were barred by the four-year statute of limitations. RPA bought the sideboard at auction on Nov. 29, 1999, and sued Christie’s in New York on June 21, 2004.

In a decision made public Thursday, Tolub said he dismissed RPA’s various fraud claims because Christie’s had made clear that items are sold “as is,” that the auction house makes no warranties about items for sale, and that bidders should inspect the items before bidding or buying.

The lawsuit centered on a wrought-iron and oak sideboard made in 1903 by Gustav Stickley, American furniture craftsman of the late 19th and early 20th century. Steisand bought it at auction in 1988, but it was damaged and restored while the singer owned it.


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