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The Amazing Race 8

Padma slams Top Chef product integration (“shit”), Phil Keoghan regrets family Amazing Race; Gordon Ramsay wants aftercare

Randy Jackson, Gordon Ramsay, Tom Bergeron, Phil Keoghan, Heidi Klum, and Padma Lakshmi had a completely fascinating hour-long discussion about reality TV with The Hollywood Reporter. The full video is below, but highlights include Top Chef‘s host calling its product placement “shit” and The Amazing Race‘s host dissing the family season. Highlights from their conversation: …

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Phil Keoghan thought TAR 8 sucked; CBS exec says the season wasn’t “particularly successful”

Last season of The Amazing Race, we all know, pretty much sucked harder than something that sucks really hard. As it turns out, one of the people involved with the show agrees with fans who disliked the family season, which basically stayed inside the continental United States for most of the race. Host Phil Keoghan …

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Linz kids giving half their prize to their parents, splitting the rest with siblings

The Linz family may have amused us with their occasional (okay, frequent) stupidity, but they’re proving that their niceness trumps all. They ran the race and had fun with it, and now they plan to give most of their $600,000 prize (the after-tax take-home amount) to their family. Half will go to their parents, and …

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