Meredith: Amazing Race “wasn’t a totally level playing field” because of Rob, Amber.

Meredith: Amazing Race “wasn’t a totally level playing field” because of Rob, Amber.
In their post-elimination interview with TV Guide, Meredith and Gretchen confirm what Romber haters have thought all along about their effect on the race: “it wasn’t a totally level playing field.” Meredith says, “People recognized him and Amber throughout the race and were falling over themselves to offer them a hand. You saw his character on Survivor and he was no different in this game.” She says that, specifically, Rob is “a very manipulative guy and it came out on the race. I think viewers will make their own judgment as to how he played the game.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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