posting reveals Amazing Race prize money, claims Romber received $500K.

posting reveals Amazing Race prize money, claims Romber received $500K.
A post from an unnamed online forum reproduced at SurvivorSucks purports to be from The Amazing Race 6‘s Aaron, and alleges that “Rob and Amber reportedly recieved 500,000 to do the show.” That’s reportedly in addition to the money they received to whore their wedding to the network; thus, their grand total is discovered using this formula: “All Stars + TAR + The Wedding = 2.6 Million”. Perhaps more interestingly, the post also reveals what the teams get for placing second, third, fourth, and so on. The breakdown, according to this post:

  1. $1,000,000
  2. $25,000
  3. $10,000
  4. $7,000
  5. $6,000
  6. $5,000
  7. $4,000
  8. $3,500
  9. $3,000
  10. $2,500
  11. $1,500

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.