One of the teams that would participate in the 16th edition of "The Amazing Race" has been unveiled. A fan has snapped "Big Brother" contestants Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd at LAX over the weekend, with large backpacks similar to those worn by the participants of the race and matching blue T-shirts. They were said standing in front of the gate from Chicago to Boston, meaning it may as well be early in the race. Other teams were also spotted at the international airport but they weren't immediately recognizable. Jeff and Jordan reportedly had camera crew with them in North Carolina recently, most likely to shoot the promo for "Race". Moreover, Jeff's Twitter has been inactive starting November 22, around the time the production was kicked off. All in all, the casting will not be confirmed at least until early next year. Jordan is the winner of "Big Brother 11" which also included Jeff. They started as competitors but they made an ally until Jeff was voted out of the house. It was confirmed in October that they were dating. Should the report is true, this is not the first time CBS is doing a crossover for reality show contestants. "Big Brother 4" runner-up Alison Irwin competed in the fifth season of "Amazing Race", teaming up with her then-boyfriend Donny Patrick. Also in the seventh season of the race, Rob and Amber from "Survivor" also participated and finished second. The couple were back for "The Amazing Race: All-Star". Source Here
This week on "The Amazing Race", the order of team check-in did not change from last week's. Brian and Ericka finished last but fortunately they were spared being sent home. The third non-elimination round happened again in the tenth leg, meaning there will be four teams in the final. Megan and Cheyne who statistically have been on top of their game, won a trip for two to Lanai, Hawaii after finishing first. Flight Time and Big Easy were the second team to arrive, followed by Sam and Dan. As the fourth and last team to step on the Pit Stop mat, Brian and Ericka would have to perform a Speed Bump next week and fight their way to the top. The married couple was the last one to leave Estonia for Czech Republic. The fact that they chose to take Subway instead of taxi to get to the town center did not help. Also, Sam and Dan stole their taxi in the second task while Ericka was still trying to complete it. Normally, the "Race" will go with 11 legs per season but this time there are two episodes left before the show reveals its winning team. It will either be another elimination week or a four-team race which is split into two. Either way, the finalists will circle around Czech Republic first before going back to United States. Source Here
Father and son Gary and Matt Tomljenovich might have made the final four of The Amazing Race if not for a Speed Bump and getting tripped up by vocabulary. (Note to Matt: a "candelabra" is not an Estonian man downing beer). The partners, ages 47 and 22, say they were actually better than they looked on TV. "They made it seem like we took a while at the Roadblock, but we didn't," Gary tells us. "Once he figured out what a candelabra was, we got out of there pretty quick. We actually made up time when we got to the mat." By how much did they miss a semifinal spot? Find out below - and see what team they worked alongside. To Read More Click Here .
Saved from being sent home last week through the non-elimination round, Gary and Matt cannot keep up with "The Amazing Race" this week. The father and son duo had to perform an additional task for coming the last in the previous leg, spending five minutes inside a Sauna Buss in Estonia before they can perform the Road Block. All teams actually started at the same time because the boat that took them to Tallinn was so late that they all ended up on the same spot. But once there, Gary and Matt had to perform the speed bump while the others moved on with the Road Block. Here, teams were required to travel to Mustpeade and one member must dash to the cellar to acquire a candelabra and an empty scroll inside a room. The scroll contained clue written in invisible ink which will be visible by holding it near the candle. Gary and Matt actually were not too far behind at this point but they made a mistake of not burning the entire clue, causing them to look around in Pik Hermann Tower Garden for the clue box. Next came the Detour where teams could choose between Serve and Sling. In the former, teams must score five points in a volleyball game against a local team. In the latter, teams use slingshots to throw fruits to a moose target. The first two teams to arrive Meghan and Cheyne as well as the Globetrotters chose Serve immediately. Brian and Ericka as well as Sam and Dan had to do the Sling because there were only two courts. They all finished quickly and headed to the Pit Stop. Meghan and Cheyne won infra-red sauna for being the first team this week. Behind them are Sam & Dan, Flight Time & Big Easy, and Brian & Ericka. By this time, it was obvious that Gary and Matt were going to be eliminated. Gary said that he didn't want to see a candelabra anymore in his lifetime. Next week, four teams will travel to Prague and the final three will be revealed. In the promo, Ericka swore to "aim for the jugular" after Sam and Dan stole their taxi. Source Here
Father and son Gary and Matt were saved from elimination round this week on " The Amazing Race ". However, the team who arrived last at the Pit Stop in Sweden had to suffer the consequence. Next week, the remaining teams will travel to Estonia but Gary and Matt will have to do a task that the other teams would not have to perform. Gary and Matt checked in to the Pit Stop mat just behind Sam and Dan. They had difficulty in the Roadblock that imitated the notorious Roadblock performed in the sixth season, which is finding flags among hay bales. Flight Time and Big Easy took the leap from being third place last week to the first this week. They won a trip for two to the Turks and Caicos Islands. In respective order, those who managed to finish the haystack challenge second to fourth are Meghan and Cheyne, Brian and Ericka, and Sam and Dan. Through the preview released for the next episode called "We're Not Meant for the Swamp", two teams battle it out physically to be the first. Source here
Survivor , The Amazing Race and Criminal Minds are just a few of the CBS shows expanding into the video game realm. CBS Consumer Products announced the upcoming release of video games based on those shows as well as Ghost Whisperer , Diagnosis Murder and Hollywood Squares. The Survivor and Amazing Race games require players will participate in various challenges like those in the reality shows in order to win. Like their TV counterparts, Criminal Minds and Diagnosis Murder will require players to examine crime scenes for clues to help solve murder mysteries, and Ghost Whisperer will have players help the recently deceased and their loved ones find closure. The Hollywood Squares game will play just like the game show and will also include bonus footage from the TV show. Like the other games, Squares will be available on computers and gaming consoles, but it will also be accessible on the iPhone. The Amazing Race is scheduled to hit stores at the start of the show's next season. All the other games are scheduled to come out in 2010, but no specific release dates have been announced. Source Here
Poker players Maria Ho, 26, and Tiffany Michelle, 25, ran out of luck on Sunday's Amazing Race when they were forced to withdraw after failing to summon enough strength for either Detour. After bailing on a carnival test-your-strength bell-ringing device, they headed to the golf field before switching back, and then switching back again to golf - before calling it a day. "We are tough girls and like to win, but at that point, we realized we had nothing more that we could physically give," Tiffany tells us. How much time did they spend attempting both tasks? Find out below - and whether they really thought gay brothers Sam and Dan were straight. To Read More Click Here .
From being in the second place in the last leg of " The Amazing Race ", poker players Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle plunged deep into the last position. They quit after being unable to complete tough detour challenges in Netherlands where they had to choose between Farmer's Game and Farmer's Dance. At the beginning of the race, Tiffany said, "Second place is awesome, but we've learned from poker that it's really, really easy to get comfortable and get involved in pots that you shouldn't." Then came the challenges that forced them to give up. They first chose the dance that required them to learn a traditional Dutch dance, perform it and eat a salted herring. After several failed attempts, they switched to the Game. In the Game challenge, teams must strip to their underwear and swim across the creek to a golf course. Once there, teams must complete eight holes or under. Maria and Tiffany found it hard to do the strokes because of the weather. "We were back at the golf course weaker than we were before and more freezing than we were before," Tiffany said after the umpteenth time. They gave up on the spot and were approached by host Phil Keoghan. Maria and Tiffany actually had a shot to catch up because Brian and Ericka got the 30 minutes penalty for not riding bikes as instructed in the clue. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean arrived first at the Pit Stop, taking sand buggy as a prize. Next week, the remaining five teams go to Sweden where they perform one of the unforgettable challenges from an "Amazing Race" past. Source Here
Canaan Smith, 26, and Mika Combs, 22, saw their Amazing Race dreams slide away when Mika, paralyzed by her fear of water and heights, couldn't take the plunge down the Leap of Faith waterslide in Dubai, allowing Harlem Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy to pass them. "I knew I had to go," Mika tells us. "I knew in my heart I would be OK, that I wouldn't die or anything, but it's six stories high and I just couldn't do it." See what else the couple has to say about her teary meltdown that played out for 45 minutes. Plus: Did they really think Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was Queen Elizabeth? To Read More Click Here .
Self-professed "directionally challenged" couple Lance Layne, 41, and Kerri Morrione, 33, not only got lost in the desert, but all over Dubai, too, causing them to be the fifth team to get the boot on The Amazing Race . "In this day and age, you normally rely on a GPS," Lance tells TVGuide.com. "But Dubai was tricky. They definitely had a lot of highways intersected and there weren't a lot of clear signs. We knew it wasn't going to happen for us." What did happen was a kick to a snowman's head. Get the full story on the beheading, why the duo wouldn't have helped out other teams and more. To Read More Click Here .