“Survivor” lost 2 contestants due to medical reasons just before filming began on Season 29
“We came out here with 20,” says Jeff Probst says of the next Nicaragua season. "We spend months casting our show — months. I mean, this is like….who you’re gonna ask to prom. All year you’re like, ‘Is it her or her?’ and ‘Will she say yes?’ And you finally get your 20 people, and then through no fault of their own — just a medical situation — they can’t play…. So instead of 20, it puts us at 18. Instead of equal men and women, it puts us uneven men and women.”

“Greg Brady” remembers “The Brady Bunch’s” Alice
"When she came on our set she was already a big star, having won a couple of Emmys,” says Barry Williams. "So I knew even as a young teenager she was someone I wanted to pay attention to.” PLUS: Alice got to be smart, self-effacing, flustered and straight-talking.

That final "Game of Thrones" scene could really happened
Researchers actually tried to do replicate that kind of event, and reported the results in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. PLUS: Alfie Allen says sister Lily was never asked to play Yara Greyjoy, Lena Headey spoiled last night’s episode on Instagram 2 months ago, Allen talks Reek, why “Game of Thrones” is the “Avatar” of the Emmys, and Gwendoline Christie joins “Star Wars."

Egypt’s version of “The Daily Show” canceled
Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart” whom “60 Minutes” profiled, says  that his TV station was put under more pressure “than it could handle."

Norm Macdonald recalls Stephen Colbert’s failed “SNL” audition
Macdonald remembered thinking, "Oh my f*cking god, you gotta get this guy. He's insanely good.” He adds: "Yeah, I remember he did a Geraldo impression, but the material was the smartest, you know? The material was almost scholarly. I don't want to say it was beyond Conan, but it was beyond any educated person. It was more almost like he was just an original thinker. I remember being shocked that he didn't get the job.” PLUS: Macdonald is “pretty certain” he’s not getting “Late Late Night.”

“The Sopranos” coming to Blu-ray with more than 5 hours of new bonus features
Included in the 28-disc box set will be 25 audio commentaries and two roundtable dinners.

“The Bachelor’s” Courtney Robertson's tell-all dishes on Adrian Grenier’s genitalia
Check out her new book “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain.”

“King of the Nerds” earns a 3rd season
The reality show hosted by “Revenge of the Nerds” stars Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong will be back for an eight-episode Season 3.

Watch the new “True Blood” trailer
The 2nd trailer previews the June 22 return for the final season.

Cartoon Network renews "The Amazing World Of Gumball” for 2 more seasons
The animated series has been a hit worldwide.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.