Now It's Kimmi

010222 survivor KIMMI KAPPENBERG
So Kimmi's gone.

The diminutive Long Island bartender and television production assistant got voted off the show after her tribe, the Kuchas, lost in competition to the Ogakor tribe. The vote occurred in a pounding downpour.

Interestingly enough, Kimmi wasn't the first choice to get the boot among readers' votes. Jerri was the first, with 52 percent; Kimmi was second with 20 percent.

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Kimmi is the Kucha tribe's second loss. Debb was the first. Kel, Maralyn and Mitchell have been voted off from the Ogakors. Kimmi took the loss with a wide smile and a few brave words.

"Go get 'em, guys," Kappenberg said as she walked off.

The rain came down so hard that her flame was already snuffed before host Jeff Probst could do the honors himself. But even with the thick rain, bugs, smothering heat and lack of accommodations, the Survivor contestants are not really in a hostile part of Australia, at least not according to someone who should know — actor Paul Hogan.

"They're not really in the Outback," Hogan said Thursday morning on the Early Show. "It is pretty safe to swim in the water they're swimming in. I haven't seen anyone die yet, so I think coping with each other is the hard part."

Hogan, the Australian entertainer best known for his "Crocodile Dundee" films, said the biggest danger the contestants faced was "each other."

Hogan, who said that he watches Survivor regularly, says that he liked the first group more than the current one. "I like the first lot that went around because there were some more sort of — I don't remember the names except that naked guy and Rudy, the redneck... There were people we could relate to, all of us."

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"This lot (looks like) an audition for Days Of Our Lives or something. But that makes them sort of a dangerous predator. They're sort of — the unemployed actor or actress, as I found out, is one of the most dangerous creatures on Earth and that's what they are."

Hogan also talked about his new movie, "Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles." It will be the third in the Crocodile Dundee series.


  • Paul Hogan was born in 1939 in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.
  • He made his professional showbiz debut as a blindfolded, tap-dancing knife thrower on the Aussie TV amateur contest New Faces.
  • Hogan developed and starred in the comedy-variety program The Paul Hogan Show, which aired in Australia from 1973 to 1984. The weekly half-hour TV show made him the most popular comedian in Australia. He also starred in the British film Hogan in London (1975), before trying his hand at writing.
  • Hogan first came to the attention of American audiences in the title role of Crocodile Dundee (1986) and its sequel (1988). In those films, he played a rough-hewn Australian trying to protect a beautiful American journalist.
  • He won a Golden Globe for the first performance, and was nominated for an Oscar for assisting on the screenplay.
  • He married his Dundee co-star Linda Koswalski in 1990, the same year that their third film together, Almost an Angel, was released.
  • Though he continues to work in films, Hogan has become familiar as "the voice of Australia" in advertisements for the Australian tourist industry, Subaru, and Foster's beer.

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