Probst: Amazing Race should “pull itself out of competition”; Van Munster: “it’s unlikely”

After The Amazing Race‘s seventh consecutive Emmy win, I think it should withdraw from competition, and Survivor host Jeff Probst suggested the same thing to reporters backstage at the Emmys last night.

“Maybe ‘Amazing Race’ should do what Oprah did and pull itself out of competition,” Probst said, according to the Los Angeles Times. Bertram Van Munster said that probably won’t happen, but didn’t totally shut down the idea: “I’m going to discuss it with my committee here, but it’s unlikely . … It was very intimidating to win for the seventh time,” he said.

Jeff Probst: ‘Amazing Race’ should hit the brakes [Los Angeles Times]

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.


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The couples who stayed together after being Married at First Sight--Jason Carrion and Cortney Hendrix, and Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis--are now being followed by cameras for a brand-new reality series.

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