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The Amazing Race 15

Brian, Ericka had bad chip dealer, wine with Wayne Newton; editing lied about Ericka’s mom

Third-place Amazing Race team Brian and Ericka have revealed that, despite Ericka’s meltdown, the Cirque challenge was not what caused them to lose the race, it was counting poker chips–and perhaps it wasn’t even their fault. Brian told Reality TV World that they had “some issues in the poker room with the counter of the …

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Meghan, Cheyne cocky (“we’re the best team ever”); were 10 minutes ahead of Sam, Dan, who explain blurring, are okay with edit

Ugh: Meghan and Cheyne are absurdly cocky about their Amazing Race 15 win, and if there’s anything that can make me like someone less, it’s arrogant cockiness. Meanwhile, Sam and Dan, who annoyed us all season with their bickering and were edited to be the villains, are okay with and humble about the way they …

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Amazing Race finale ratings up significantly, but 685,000 viewers tuned out during it

Despite being comparatively dull, the finale of The Amazing Race 15 last night was up significantly over the last two seasons’ finales, although some viewers turned the show off during the episode. An average of 12.32 million viewers watched the finale, which is up significantly from the 10.43 million who watched Tammy and Victor win …

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Obvious, boring team wyns the Amayzing Rhace after a surprisingly exciting finale

After “8 countries, 21 days, more than 25,000 miles racing around the world,” as Phil Keoghan said, a dating couple broke the two-season streak of siblings winning The Amazing Race, and resurrected the streak of boring straight couples winning. Yes, Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney beat runners-up Sam and Dan McMillen, and third-place team Ericka …

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Globetrotters “had a good time” with brothers, blame editing for creating fake rivalry

The closest thing The Amazing Race 15 has left that resembles a rivalry was between the gay brothers and the Harlem Globetrotters, who were eliminated last night. Most of that conflict, however, was manufactured in the editing, as Nathaniel “Big Easy” Lofton and Herbert “Flight Time” Lang’s post-eviction interviews reveal. I know this season would …

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Prague brings bickering, conflict, and the last of the Globetrotter music to Amazing Race 15

After two episodes of The Amazing Race 15 set in Prague brought us a lot of the same from our final four, which after the appearance last non-elimination leg last week, has finally become a final three: Meghan and Shyane, who are dohminating the rayce yet aren’t that interesting; Sam and Dan, whose bickering and …

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Phil Keoghan was “pleased” with conflict from gay brothers, Globetrotters, who were “cool”

Watching this outtake from last night’s The Amazing Race 15 episode, I was kind of disturbed. While the episode ended with Sam and Dan, and Flight Time and Big Easy, fighting and arguing, in reality, they all resolved their nearly non-existent conflict–despite Phil Keoghan’s attempt to goad them. First, while the episode shows Big Easy …

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CBS’ censorship of Amazing Race teams calls attention to what it tries to hide in Estonia

As the remaining Amazing Race 15 teams raced through Estonia, there was drama, physical conflict, and blurred bulges. Yet it was also painfully obvious how weak the leg was overall. The first seven minutes–about one-sixth of the episode–focused on all the teams getting to a ferry, which was an equalizer. The Speedbump Gary and Matt …

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Tiffany and Maria didn’t quit TAR15, they took a 24-hour penalty for quitting the Detour

After apparently quitting during Sunday’s episode of The Amazing Race, pro poker players Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle did a round of interviews in which they talked about their final day and the challenge of the Detour challenges. They say that their crushes on Sam and Dan were platonic, but do not talk about, nor …

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Canaan says “I don’t think it was abusive in the least”; Mika says “he was trying to push me”

In their post-race interviews, Canaan Smith and Mika Combs–who are still dating–addressed the water slide incident, and Canaan is unapologetic about his actions. Watching those scenes over and over again, which I did today, I see nothing but Canaan 1) trying to force her to sit down, and she struggles and pushes him back as …

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Stupidity in Dubai gives way to domestic violence atop a water slide on Amazing Race 15

The climax of last night’s Amazing Race 15 episode was the most disturbing incident of domestic violence the show has seen since Jonathan shoved Victoria. And this was arguably worse: a woman screaming “help me” as her boyfriend grabbed her and tried to force her down a water slide that terrified her. Sure, it’s just …

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