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Amazing Race's Zev and Justin: Waxing Task Was "Injury to Insult"

To say the Rio leg on The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business was not made for Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew would be an understatement. First, Zev and his "white boy rhythm" clashed with the samba Roadblock and then the best friends — the hairiest team of all — had to endure even more cruel and unusual punishment: waxing. "I don't know if the leg was designed to torture us, but it certainly did do that," Justin tells TVGuide.com. "We're going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they didn't throw that waxing thing in there when they saw that we were in the final four." Still, there are no hard feelings — just a little bleeding — since "the Race doesn't decide how hairy we are." http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Zev-Justin-1032977.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Phil Keoghan Signs New Deal, Sticks With The Amazing Race

It's another non-elimination round for Phil Keoghan, who has just signed a new deal to continue for several more years as host of CBS' The Amazing Race . Under the new deal, Keoghan has now been named a co-executive producer of the Race (an acknowledgement that he's already deeply involved with the show's production). "Most of what I do [on Race ] is behind-the-scenes," Keoghan says. "My energy has been consumed with other duties besides just being in front of the camera. I've always enjoyed that side of it." Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Phil-Keoghan-Deal-1032942.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Amazing Race': The winners speak!

The Amazing Race   had a surprisingly rocky 18th season. The notion of bringing back 11 fan-favorite teams who failed to win their first time around seemed like a great idea in theory, but in practice, the decision to bring back eleven teams that resolutely were   not All-Stars meant that longtime Race   fans just had to watch some teams make the same old mistakes. (Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: The Cowboys got lost in the cities, the Goths got lost in the countryside, Jaime yelled at taxi drivers, and poor old Mel White just couldn’t keep up with the competition.) Also not helping matters: On the EW comment boards, there was a serious perception that the teams were playing a game that was   too   friendly, helping each other through challenges in a strategy more befitting that   other   CBS reality show. (Ahem,   Survivor .) Last night’s two-hour season finale featured an enjoyably competitive neck-and-neck race between some of the show’s best players. This morning, EW caught up with the victorious team to talk about winning on their second go-round.   Read more after the jump (Warning: Spoilers ahead)  Read More... http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/05/09/amazing-race-winners-interview/

'Amazing Race' winners Jen and Kisha: 'We finished our business'

"The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" wrapped up Sunday night (May 8) with a victory for sisters Jennifer and Kisha Hoffman, as they became the first sisters team to win the million dollar prize. They tell Zap2it that their mom got the best Mother's Day present ever and that their "business is finished."Was "Unfinished Business" harder or easier than your first time around?Jen: I think definitely it was harder considering the continuation legs that we ran into right off the bat in Australia. We had to endure a lot of things on the first episode and it kind of set the pace for the remainder of the race."Which season did you enjoy more? Kisha: "I think both of the seasons were really great experiences. I think the first time you don't really know what to prepare for and so you're just running around trying to complete tasks. This time I think we took a lot more... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/amazing-race-winners-jen-and-kisha-we-finished-our-business.html

TV Ratings: '60 Minutes' with President Obama propels CBS to win Sunday

Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 8, 2011."60 Minutes" was the big winner for Sunday night with 13.8 million viewers, followed by "CSI: Miami" and "Desperate Housewives," both at roughly 9.7 million viewers. CBS won the night with an average of 10.3 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/8 share in households. ABC was second (7.8 million, 4.8/8), NBC was third at 6.2 million, 3.9/7 and FOX was fourth at 4.4 million and a 2.5/4.CBS also took the 18-49 demo, with a 2.3, followed by ABC and FOX (tie, 2.1) and NBC at a 2.0. Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (13.8 million, 8.4/17) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.4 million, 3.5/7) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (3.9 million, 2.6/5) FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/3) /"American Dad" (3.3 million, 1.9/4) 18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (2.3) 8 p.m. CBS: "Amazing Race" (9.0 million, 5.1/9) ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.99 million, 4.6/8) NBC: "America's... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-60-minutes-with-president-obama-propels-cbs-to-win-sunday.html

'Amazing Race': Winning team is...

For the 18th season of  Amazing Race , eleven teams returned seeking redemption after losing their first time around. Of course, only one team could  actually attain the sought-after redemption — going into last night’s two-hour season finale, seven teams had lost again, usually for the same reasons why they lost on their first go-round. (Message to Team Goth: Consider taking an orienteering course if you ever come back for a third  Race .) In the end, though, one team successfully took home the $1 million prize. Find out this season’s  Amazing Race  grand champion team  after the jump… After a remarkably consistent season spent near the front of the pack, the sporty sisters  Jen and Kisha  finally got a first-place finish when it counted, beating the always-competitive Globetrotters and the Gary/Mallory All-American Combo for ultimate victory. Considering their infamous exit in their first  Race  — stopping for a bathroom break at an incredibly critical moment — it must have felt especially validating for the pair. I was sad to see Zev and Justin — who were my ridiculously early pick to win it all — go out in the first half of the season finale. (Zev was undone by the Samba, like so many great men before him.) I was also sad to see Gary and Mallory, long a dark horse pick thanks to her hyper-caffeinated energy and his ability to be incredibly talented at almost everything, fall victim to the nefarious scourge of the Lost Cab Driver. It seemed for a moment like the Globetrotters might triumph, but the winds of Florida did them in. But let’s salute Jen and Kisha for putting on a great show. Their  Race  business, at least, is finished. Read More... http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/05/08/amazing-race-season-finale-winner/

'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Winners Are Kisha and Jen

" The Amazing Race : Unfinished Business" has crowned Kisha and Jen as the winners. On the episode aired on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8), it was revealed that the sisters completed the final leg first and won $1 million which they will use to help their mom out.   The race started off with the four teams departing from Switzerland to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There, they faced Road Block where one team member must learn to dance samba. Dressing in carnival costumes, they later led a parade.    Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00040361.html

'Amazing Race: Unfinished Business': Seven Mile Bridge sees Kisha, Jennifer Hoffman make history

Sixteen seasons without an all-female team winning "The Amazing Race" and now twice in two seasons it's been done, as sisters Jen and Kisha took home the million dollar prize from "Unfinished Business," just a season after Nat and Kat won Season 17. Jen and Kisha are, of course, the first team of sisters to win. This is the first leg they won the entire race.It's apropos their victory aired on Mother's Day, as they are going to use the money to help their mom out. But let's see how we got there ...The final 3 came down to sisters Jen/Kisha, Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy and father/daughter Gary and Mallory. The fourth-place team was Justin and Zev, who chose poorly on the Detour in Brazil and just couldn't make up the time.The race for the finish line took place in Miami, where Gary and Mallory had their hopes dashed by a terrible cab... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/amazing-race-unfinished-business-seven-mile-bridge-sees-kisha-jennifer-hoffman-make-history.html

THE AMAZING RACE 18 Season Finale

We are going  to get a two hour season finale episode of  The Amazing Race  which will take place inBrazil  and be apparently super painful as contestants such as Jen (see above) must have their underarms, legs, and bikini line waxed. Ouch! Episode Synopsis : THE AMAZING RACE 18 Season Finale "This Is Where It Ends (Brazil andFlorida )" – The final  four Teams mix it up in Brazil where Racers cry out in pain during a hairy situation as this season comes  down to a race to the finish line when one Team will be crowned the winners and receive the 1 million dollar prize, during the two-hour season finale of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host. Read More... http://www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/08/the-amazing-race-18-season-finale/

Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan: Get Ready for a "Really Tight Finish"

Phil Keoghan promises the promo hyping a "photo finish" on The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business is not an exaggeration. "It's a really tight finish. We really didn't know right up until the last minute exactly who was going to come around the corner," he tells TVGuide.com. "But that's what makes it so exciting. The last couple of seasons, we've had a few wins that were not as close, so this was a real treat." Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Finale-Keoghan-1032777.aspx?rss=breakingnews
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