Interview with poker sensation and Amazing Race Season 15 contestant Tiffany Michelle. Click me!
The cast of the 15th season of CBS' The Amazing Race includes professional basketball players, poker players, and a former Miss America. Herbert, 32, and Nathaniel, 28, play for the Harlem Globetrotters. Maria and Tiffany, both 26, are professional poker players. Twenty-seven-year olds Ericka (who was Miss America 2004) and her husband, Brian, are also on board. Rounding out the rest of the cast are: Dating duo Meghan and Cheyne, both 23, who met in elementary school; another couple, Marcy, 60, and Ronald, 59 met just a year ago online; the newly engaged Lance, 41, and Keri, 33, are business professionals with numerous athletic hobbies; father and son Gary, 47, and Matt, 22, are complete opposites; Garrett, 28, and Jessica, 27, have broken up three times in their seven-year dating history; Eric, 41, and Lisa, 43, are married yoga instructors; brothers Dan, 21, and Sam, 23; friends Zev, 26, who has Asperger's Syndrome, and Justin, 31; and lovebirds Mika, 22, and Canaan, 26. The 12 teams battling for the $ 1 million-dollar prize will face new twists, including an elimination before crossing the starting line and the "Switchback," which sends teams back to one of Race's infamous Roadblocks. The Amazing Race premieres on Sept. 27 at 8/7c, on CBS. Source Here
You know what I miss? Waiting very closely for the next season of The Amazing Race , knowing nothing about what to expect. Then again, that's impossible right now, since I'm doing that show for BuddyTV, and, well, that includes spoilers. So, sure, I'll give them to you. If you're not willing to be spoiled, then skip this now. Last week we mentioned that poker players Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle have been spotted at LAX on the day production for the 15th season is set to begin, and now, there are details on a couple more teams--and they're not exactly civilian teams, too. Maybe a step towards last season's Mel and Mike, surely? Or that other couple from Survivor? Reality Blurred now reports that two more celebrity teams (sort of) are part of this year's race, but credit to where it's due--they're just trawling RealityFanForum.com like in the case of the poker players last week. Based on covertly-taken photographs at LAX, those teams include Miss America 2004 Erica Dunlap and her husband Brian Kleinschmidt, and Harlem Globetrotters Nate "Big Easy" Lofton and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang. Just a thought here: that really makes them Globetrotters now. Speculation suddenly arises, that this season of The Amazing Race is going to be themed of some sort. That's three celebrity teams too many--not that there's anything bad about it, but having many of them in one season seems like a plan more than a coincidence. There's even a report that another team consists of a lesbian couple who perform for a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. But I saw those spoilers online and some, well, I'm not really familiar with, so we might have some civilians after all. I see a team of siblings, a Brad and Victoria type, and someone apparently named Keri. And they're flying to Japan, I heard. Well. That spoils it. Source Here
It seems that if we have someone to rely on for being very competitive, very cunning, and very tricky players in a reality show, it'd have to be poker players. Annie Duke on The Celebrity Apprentice , anyone? Well, throw The Amazing Race to that list, too. Lately the Internet's been slightly abuzz when sources from within CBS confirmed that the upcoming season of the show will feature a team composed of two professional poker players. But, of course, they're not telling who they are. Fans, however, are quick to pick up on this. Now, I don't know much about poker, but some obviously do. The photo up there was posted on RealityFanForum.com and that girl whose face points to the camera is apparently poker player Maria Ho. Her partner? People are guessing it's fellow player Tiffany Michelle--and they thought of that because she's dropped out of the upcoming World Series of Poker Main Event for decisions she isn't exactly letting slip of. For obvious reasons, surely. "It'd have to be something pretty big to deter me from the WSOP Championship Event this year, and trust me, it is!" she blogged. "I can't disclose much right now but I'll be leaving to film a project for a month and it conflicts with the Main Event ... This project and my part are very huge and it's an opportunity [that's] just too good to pass up." "At the end of the day, acting and performing have always been my passion," she concluded. "In fact, it's how I fell into poker to begin with and I never want to lose sight of that part of my life and career." Filming for The Amazing Race began a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles, with the actual race kicking off on July 15. Nothing's been heard from the two since that. So maybe it is them. Last season we had lawyers. This time, we have poker players. I see a trend... Source Here
Being a fan of The Amazing Race , I'm quite happy to hear that Phil Keoghan finally got an Emmy nomination. Never mind that he's always gone up the stage to receive those Emmys for his show, which has forever swiped the Best Reality Competition Series award since it was born. Consider that, when the Best Reality Host category was introduced, he wasn't there, which was a surprise. Well, perhaps you can also argue that Survivor's Jeff Probst needed the honor, too, having arguably been the face to the genre's revolution. And, at least, Phil now has that nomination, too. Which, as it turns out, isn't much of a big deal for Phil. When he was told that he snagged the nomination, he was scraping the walls of his garage preparing for a home renovation. In his underwear. Well, no bad sight there, since we've seen him do that in The Amazing Race's last season, in frigid Russia... "I missed out and felt like the orphan in the production," he recalled when the category was first introduced last year. But he's got a silver lining: at least he didn't get to host the Emmys. Of course, last year's Emmys was widely considered as a flop. Well, not the show itself, but the attempt to make all five Best Reality Host nominees host the show, which is admittedly a pretty painful thing to watch; all its attempts at being full of banter ended up looking contrived. Phil couldn't explain why that was the case, but he's pretty happy not to be there last year. "I was relieved that I wasn't up there, to be honest with you, because I don't think it worked out as well as anybody wanted," he said. Some of those hosts are returning for another stab at the awards: his fellow nominees include American Idol 's Ryan Seacrest, Dancing with the Stars ' Tom Bergeron, Project Runway 's Heidi Klum, Top Chef 's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, and of course, Jeff. Phil's glad to be with such company. "I feel honored to be part of the group," he said. "Obviously it's a lot better to be part of it than not, you know. I could be home still scraping my wall, right? In my underpants." Yeah, that's what I meant. And at least he doesn't have to make a fool of himself on stage. That's Neil Patrick Harris' job. And he won't look like a fool, too, so... Maybe that bit about the underwear was hypothetical. Source Here
It was a taxi that was the deciding factor in Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal's advancement to The Amazing Race 14 finale, and it was also a taxi that was responsible for them coming up just short of the win. "So much of the game is luck and, without fail, we always had bad luck with the taxis, so it really didn't surprise us the final leg for a million dollars that we'd get the taxi driver that we did," Jaime tells TVGuide.com. The former NFL cheerleaders also weren't surprised with Jaime's "mean-girl" label. See what they have to say about their portrayal, as well as what it will take for an all-female team to finally win the Race. To Read More Click here .
Two puzzling surfboard photos prevented Luke Adams from being Amazing Race's first deaf winner. But even if the die-hard Race fan and his mom, Margie, had won, they'd probably still be remembered more for their infamous fight with Kisha and Jen. Is it all water under the bridge now? Find out what the third-place finishers had to say below, as well as why Luke couldn't stay cool under pressure at the Roadblock. To Read More Click Here .
" The Amazing Race " season 14 had its finale on Sunday, May 10 with three remaining teams. Lawyer siblings, Tammy and Victor, literally run for their lives against mother-son Margie and Luke as well as cheerleaders Jamie and Cara. All the three teams departed from Beijing, China and traveled to Maui, Hawaii on the same flight. Thus everybody got the same chance to win the race. Once in the destination, they have to go to a beach and season a 140-pound pig before carrying it with only a pole as a tool. The journey to lift the pig was proven tough as the weight and the few hundred yards under the sun became a huge challenge for some of them. Margie and Luke arrived first and headed to McGregor Point to hop on a Jet Ski to find their next clue among many buoys. Tammy and Victor were right behind them, followed closely by Jamie and Cara. Meanwhile, Margie and Luke had found their clue and were told to find Maui Surfboard Fence. Jamie and Cara overtook Tammy and Victor in finding the clues. Turned out the next task was a Road Block. One of the team members has to sort out a huge pile of surfboards that have pictures of monumental events during the 11 legs of the race. Using their memory skill, the member must erect the surfboards in order of the occurrence. Luke volunteered to do the challenge and got off to a nice start. Jamie and Cara were frustrated with their cab driver who took them to a surfboards shop instead. In the mean time, Tammy and Victor were trapped in traffic jam but they got to the place first. Victor stepped up for the challenge while Luke got his boards wrong. Jamie arrived and did the task too. But it was Victor who got all of them correct first. After frustrated by getting it wrong several times, Jamie and Luke decided to work it up together and found the missing icon. Both finished the job and ran for their next clue with Jamie slightly ahead. While they were on the cab for the final destination, Tammy and Victor finished the race and became the winner of the 14th season. The siblings won 1 million dollars and apparently their victory was by far margin compared to the other two. Jamie and Cara finished second followed by Luke who beat himself a lot. His mother told him that she was proud of him. Source Here
Following a Race that spanned three continents, nine countries and 40,000 miles, Tammy and Victor, Cara and Jaime and Luke and Margie will square off in a grueling final leg that will test their endurance, their memory and one Racer's karma, during the season finale of THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host. Source & Sneak Peek
When you have to go, you have to go - even if $1 million is on the line. Jennifer Hoffman prioritized her bladder over finding the Pit Stop on this week's Amazing Race, and she and sister, LaKisha, were eventually eliminated. But was the ill-timed potty break the cause of their demise in Beijing, as host Phil Keoghan so sternly implied? Find out below, as well as their thoughts on being U-Turned and their take of the infamous Pit-fight with Margie and Luke. To Read More Click Here .