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'The Amazing Race' Winners Reflect On Their Journey (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 12th 2011 8:15PM
After winning the $1 million prize on 'The Amazing Race,' Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang dropped in on 'Live!' (weekdays, syndicated on on ABC) to tell Kelly and guest-host Taye Diggs about what it was like to compete in, and ultimately win the competition that took them on a global adventure.

Kelly asked the engaged couple whose idea it was to go on the show. "It was her idea," Ernie said, and Cindy elaborated. "When we first started dating he was like, 'Oh, let's go out to dinner,' and I was like 'No, we have to watch the show.'" Ernie talked about the regimen that Cindy, a self-professed type-A personality, created for the couple to prepare for the competition.

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'The Amazing Race': A Perfect Finish, But Who Won? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 12th 2011 3:00AM
'The Amazing Race' - 'Finale'The final three teams took off from Panama headed back to the United States for the final leg of this edition of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET On CBS). When the final destination city was revealed to be Atlanta, all three remaining teams immediately knew this would give an edge to Marcus and Amani because that's their hometown. Was it enough for the married couple to win?

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Unlike some past seasons, it looked like one pivotal moment dropped one team behind, eliminating any chance of a close finish. At the flight simulator, it was Marcus and Amani who struggled to land the plane and essentially cost themselves a shot at winning.

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'The Amazing Race': Who Made the Final Three? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 5th 2011 1:00AM
'The Amazing Race' - 'We Are Charlie Chaplin'Whenever a new leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) starts, you have to forget what came before. New challenges often lead to new emerging leaders. But one thing has been pretty consistent on this season. Andy and Tommy have had the luckiest run, helping elevate them to six first-place finishes. And Cindy has been so jealous of their success.

She's the kind of crazed perfectionist and competitive personality that makes her fun to watch on the 'Race,' but also makes you think she'd probably drive you crazy in the real world. Actually, she kind of drives me a bit crazy on the show, too. Sometimes you just want to tell her to relax and enjoy the experience.

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Snowboarder Jealous of Test Driving a Mustang on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 28th 2011 1:00AM
'The Amazing Race' - 'Release the Brake!'After last week's non-elimination, continuous leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), the action never let up as the five remaining teams continued fighting their way through Europe. With raft-building, pigeon chasing, waffle making and test driving, the adrenaline never let up.

The challenge that only allowed one of the contestants to navigate the test course in a new Ford Mustang left Andy jealous when partner Tommy was selected to drive. As a car enthusiast, he was really bummed to miss out on that great opportunity.

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Muscles in Brussels on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 21st 2011 6:30AM
'The Amazing Race' 19There was no room to hide on this week's episode of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) when the Racers visited the European Parliament Building in Brussels, Belgium. Sadly for them, they weren't there to learn about the political machinations of the European Union, or to sample such Belgian gastronomic delights as beer, or mussels and fries with mayonnaise.

Instead, the teams got a taste of the favorite pastime of Belgium's most famous son -- no, not Tintin or Jacques Delors -- Jean-Claude Van Damme: Bodybuilding! It was time to break out the shaving foam, breathe in and strike a pose wearing nothing but a smile and a ridiculously small and shiny posing pouch.

As Andy gamely applied bronzer to fellow snowboarder Tony's lower regions he sighed "Our friendship has hit a whole new level." Former NFL tight end (no pun intended) Marcus may have been the only one who actually enjoyed the experience, saying "I really got into it." He was rewarded for his efforts with some very enthusiastic whistling from the ladies in the crowd.

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Driving Directions Plague Several Teams, Determine Finish on 'Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 14th 2011 3:30AM
'The Amazing Race 19' - 'Super Shady'While you hate to see travel situations be the deciding factor on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), it's also frustrating when teams work hard to pull ahead and then an equalizer brings them all back even. Zac & Laurence pulled a very clever move at the airport, getting a much earlier flight, but it ultimately didn't matter.

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Everyone equalized waiting for the next task to open for business -- well, except for Marcus & Amani, who got lazy at the airport and assumed no one was getting a flight the night before. Still, it was a tight race to the finish this week.

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Forgetting to Pay Your Driver Costs Big on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2011 2:15AM
'The Amazing Race' - 'We Love Your Country Already; It Is Very Spacious (Malawi)'Paying attention to details is key on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS). That said, some things are just fundamental to the race and always have been. You simply must settle up with your driver before you can check in to a Pit Stop. And yet, season after season, we see teams that miss this crucial detail.

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Teams that forgot -- and there were two of them this week -- were lucky Phil didn't make them carry those beds back to pay off their trucks. With an equalizer at the start of this leg, it was essential that contestants race hard and smart from beginning to end.

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Money Brings Out the Best and Worst of Contestants on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 24th 2011 5:30AM
'The Amazing Race' - 'I Feel Like I'm in the Circus (Bangkok, Thailand)'Money is rarely a deciding factor on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), but it played a huge part this week. One particular cab ride proved incredibly expensive for many teams, costing them virtually all of their money.

Ernie and Cindy, who didn't convert their money from US dollars, didn't even seem to try to figure out how much money the driver needed. They simply threw $100 at him and assumed it was good. Unfortunately, the fare was closer to $150 US.

Rather than pay it in good grace, they both behaved rather horribly, telling him he was a terrible drive and acting like the victims in the whole thing.

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'The Amazing Race' Task Gives Back to Thailand After 2004 Tsunami (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 17th 2011 3:45AM
'The Amazing Race' - 'This Is Gonna Be a Fine Mess''The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) made its way to Thailand this week, where teams got a chance to give back to the region -- kind of -- after the 2004 tsunami ravaged the region. Particularly, the coral was devastated. So teams had an option to help rebuild the by building a coral nursery.

Of course, the other option was helping set up chairs and umbrellas on the beach which helps ... the toursim industry?

Both tasks proved more challenging than most teams expected, with twins Liz and Marie perhaps struggling the most with their umbrellas. Wind and umbrellas does not make a good combination.

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Phil Has Just the Right Words at an Emotional Elimination on 'Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 10th 2011 6:00AM
'The Amazing Race 19' - 'Don't Lay Down on Me Now'In this third leg, the remaining nine teams on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) stayed in Indonesia and faced some true 'TAR' challenges. They had to perform physical labor, decipher clues and even count and remember Buddha statues. This means they didn't arrive at the finish in virtually the same order they left it.

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After catapulting to first place thanks to a keen eye last week, though, Andy & Tommy continued a solid and impressive run. They partnered with Laurence & Zac on the finale task, and the two pairs came in first and second for the second week in a row.

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Observation Skills Critical in Double-Elimination Leg of 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 3rd 2011 4:00AM
'The Amazing Race 19' - 'The Sprint of Our Life (Indonesia)'After coming in last during the first leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), grandparents Bill & Cathi learned that they were being spared elimination. However, not only would they have to face a Speed Bump during the next leg of the race, it was also going to be the first ever double-elimination in 'Race' history.

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In a way, that made the equalizer at the airport even more frustrating this time around, as it would have been fun to see them scramble and overcome such an obstacle, if they had it in them. Regardless, though, it was an action-packed leg that required a keen eye and astute observation.

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Twitter Helps Save One 'Amazing Race' Team from Early Philimination (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 4:15AM
'The Amazing Race 19' season premiere - 'Kindness of Strangers'For Kaylani and Lisa, their adventure with 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) nearly came to an end before they even arrived at LAX to leave the country. When stopping for directions, Kaylani accidentally knocked her passport out of the car, but when they returned for it, it was gone.

One of the most amazing things in 'TAR' history then happened, as a couple of guys who happened to be at the gas station when a different team came guy noticed the passport and went to Twitter to talk about having just seen teams racing.

He was then told to get to LAX to give her the passport, and he arrived like a guardian angel with a miracle.

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'Love in the Wild': 2x the Reality, 2x the Fun

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jul 4th 2011 2:30PM
I've never really followed an entire season of reality dating show, except for Meredith's turn on 'The Bachelorette', mainly because I was pretty sure she was doing it as a joke.

So color me surprised to find I actually enjoyed the debut of 'Love in the Wild' last week and have mentally penciled episode two into my calendar this Wednesday (9PM ET/PT, CTV/NBC). The show definitely hearkens back to the era of 'Paradise Hotel' or 'Temptation Island' but manages to feel like a fresher take on the pretty-people-in-a-hot-tub genre. Basically, it's a blatant attempt to mix 'Survivor' with 'The Bachelor'. The result includes some of the best and worst elements of both of those shows.

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'The Amazing Race' Renewed for Season 20

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 16th 2011 2:20PM
The Amazing RaceTen years in and 'The Amazing Race' shows no sign of slowing down.

CBS announced in March that the reality hit would return for a 19th edition in the fall, and today the network revealed that it has already renewed 'TAR' for a 20th season.

Teams will race around the world on a million-dollar quest for the 20th time in spring 2012. In the meantime, season 19 will premiere this fall.

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Elimination on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 12th 2010 2:55AM
Elimination on 'The Amazing Race'Strange stuff is happening on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS). On the latest episode, one of the many rules of the game was invoked. Yes, yes, yes... it's the dreaded "U-Turn," and it led to the exit of one of the remaining teams. The lesbian team of Carol and Brandy got kicked off the show, and -- to be honest -- they didn't handle it that well.

Watch the video after the jump.

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