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Kent and Vyxsin Fight Through the Entire Leg on 'Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 18th 2011 1:17AM
Kent and Vyxsin, 'The Amazing Race 18'Kent and Vyxsin appeared to have a new strategy for this leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 9PM on TV Land). They decided to see how it would go if they fought and screamed at one another throughout their entire time in Austria.

During a physical challenge, it was Kent who couldn't stop whining and complaining about how hard it was.

"You sound like a ridiculous baby," she told him at one point, but nothing stopped him until the task was completed.

Vyxsin got her revenge, so to speak, later in the car when she started freaking out on Kent. As the last romantically involved couple left in the game, that relationship was certainly put to the test.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 7 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 11th 2011 8:30AM
Zev & Mallory, 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win' (Varanasi, India)]

The game kept 'The Amazing Race' teams in India for one more leg, but moved them into a more spiritual realm with the shift in scenery from Kolkata to Varanasi. Along the Ganges River, Varanasi is a city where people live and come for religious and spiritual enlightenment.

It's also just as crowded, if not more so, than Kolkata, which made Zev incredibly uncomfortable. Not a lot is made of Zev's Asberger's Syndrome, but you know it has to have an impact on him in some of these situations. Nevertheless, he never really falters because of it. Mallory helped him out at one point with some earplugs to drown out the crowds.

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Mallory Thinks Varanasi, India 'Is Like Another Planet' on 'Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 11th 2011 2:13AM
Mallory, 'The Amazing Race'Teams made their way to Varanasi, India this week on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS). While there, they discovered the spirituality of the community along the banks of the Ganges River.

While one task had them interacting with sadhus, or local spiritual men, another had them crossing the river itself. Mallory, who participated in the race with her father Gary, was particularly moved by a cremation ceremony they passed on their boat.

"I've never seen anyplace where death is celebrated like that," she said. "Maybe it's 'cause it's such a holy place. It's not like Africa. It's not like the other parts of India here. Varanasi is like another planet."

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CBS Renews 'The Amazing Race' and 'Undercover Boss'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 28th 2011 7:25AM
Phil KeoghanGreat news for fans of reality TV: CBS has announced that it has renewed its Sunday night duo of 'The Amazing Race' and 'Undercover Boss.'

Both shows held their own against NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' during the fall and according to TVGuide.com they will most likely remain where they are in the schedule.

'The Amazing Race' averaged 12 million viewers last fall, and its ratings in the coveted adults aged 18-49 demographic went up by 3 percent despite the competition from football. 'Undercover Boss' has also performed strongly, with an average of 12.3 million viewers and solid ratings.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 6 Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Mar 28th 2011 6:10AM
The 'Amazing Race' teams race through India.['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade (Kolkata, India)']

Perhaps Ron and Christina felt comfortable in China, but no team ever feels familiar with the hustle and bustle of Kolkata, India. The entire city is always a sensory overload, as well as a population overload, when the teams from 'The Amazing Race' run through it.

The chaos of traffic and people make midtown Manhattan at rush hour look almost rural. If China was a culture shock for the teams, India was going to be a culture explosion. How did the teams fare? Read on.

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'Amazing Race': Luke Breaks Down During a Tea-Tasting Challenge (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 28th 2011 6:00AM
Luke Adams Cries on 'Amazing Race'On 'The Amazing Race' (Sun, 8PM ET on CBS), the ancient Indian art of tea-tasting provided a severe Roadblock that challenged all the contestants, especially mother-son duo Margie and Luke Adams.

Each team had to charge through what appeared to be thousands of cups of tea to find the papaya-mango flavor they had sampled in China. After the other teams had finished, Luke was still faced with hundreds of cups. He broke down crying, signing to his mother, "It's too hard."

"It's not too hard. You can finish this," she assured him. "I know how you'll feel if you don't finish ... Please just finish."

With renewed determination, Luke continued. Finally he found the right cup. The poor guy will never want to taste, smell or even glimpse another cup of tea ever again.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 5 Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Mar 21st 2011 7:20AM
Build-a-dinosaur workshop on 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'Don't Ruin the Basketball Game (Kunming, China)']

"Wait ... what do dinosaurs have to do with ruining basketball games?" you ask.

Well, if you were running 'The Amazing Race' with a couple of Harlem Globetrotters, it might be to your advantage to have a dinosaur take your place in a quick pick-up game. Right? That's what it was all about tonight -- dinosaurs on the basketball court. Or, I could be leading you all astray. Read on!

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The Goths U-Turn the Cheerleaders on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 21st 2011 1:25AM
Double U-Turn on 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' (VIDEO)It's been a tough leg of 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) for dating goth couple Kent and Vyxsin. Last week, they missed the only approved flight and then lost their passports. The flight snafu caused them to incur a 30-minute penalty at the next check-in.

Luckily, a train proved an equalizer and everyone caught back up. But with that penalty looming over them, the pair knew they had to consider the Double U-Turn coming up. And they had to deal with their bonehead move the last time they raced when they U-Turned a team that was ahead of them, rendering the move pointless.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 4 Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Mar 14th 2011 5:45AM
Yakking in China on 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'This is the Most Stupid Day Ever (Lijiang, China)']

This is shaping up to be a rather odd season of 'The Amazing Race.' Mind you, not quite as odd as that ill-fated (and I hope they never entertain the notion again) "family edition" some years back. That was annoying odd. This season is just plain unusual odd.

It's not just that all the teams are folks who didn't win before. It's technically not even an "all stars" season as some of the teams didn't make it all that far at all or made horrendously stupid errors resulting in their previous eliminations. It's odd for some of the things they're doing this season.

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Kent and Vyxsin Struggle in China, Lose a Critical Item on 'The Amazing Race' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 14th 2011 1:31AM
Kent and Vyxsin, 'The Amazing Race'To be successful on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), we always hear about the importance of hard work, focus and luck. But we never hear enough about the importance of paying attention to the details.

That crucial facet of the game seemed to be completely lost on dating Goth couple Kent and Vyxsin from the moment the most recent leg kicked off. They immediately got lost on their way to the airport, missing a crucial flight. From that point on, they were playing catch-up.

They pulled to within one team, Zev and Justin, but another mishap has them on the brink of destruction. Headed to the next point on their trek, the pair realized they were missing their fanny pack after boarding a bus on a winding, narrow road.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 3 Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Mar 7th 2011 7:45AM
Maybe the Frog of Luck is smiling on 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently (Japan)']

What's the absolute best thing about 'The Amazing Race'? Sure, there's the adrenalin rush as the teams race around the world. Yes, there's Phil's infamous eyebrow raise. You can cheer on your favorite teams and jeer at the ones who irk you.

But the best thing about the race is learning odd trivia about other countries as we peek into their cultures and traditions. Yep, now we can add the Frog of Luck into our everyday conversations. Life is good.

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Phil Keoghan Plays 'The Amazing Taste' on 'Rachael Ray' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 3rd 2011 2:00PM
Phil Keoghan Plays 'The Amazing Taste' on 'Rachael Ray'Host Phil Keoghan plays a food-related version of 'The Amazing Race' on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated). The game, which is called "The Amazing Taste," requires Keoghan to sample a variety of food with his eyes covered.

"So '9 1/2 Weeks,' right?" observed Rachael Ray, while feeding Indian food to a blindfolded Keoghan.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season 18, Episode 2 Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Feb 28th 2011 10:00AM
A hopping good time on 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'I've Never Looked So Foolish in My Whole Entire Life (Outback)']

Instead of such a lengthy episode title, perhaps Zev's quote, "Ow! My tail!" would have been more fitting for last night's episode of 'The Amazing Race.'

We last left our teams with Jet and Cord caught in a cliffhanger. As Phil didn't specify that all of the teams would continue racing, there was a chance we'd say goodbye to Jet and Cord, the Cowboys.

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'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' Season Premiere Recap

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Feb 21st 2011 1:00PM
Phil Keoghan hosts 'The Amazing Race'['The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' - 'Head Down and Hold On (Australia)']

Going into an "all stars" season of any reality competition show, we expect some familiarity with the contestants. So, we can hope some have matured (Luke) or others don't make really foolish mistakes again (bathroom break, Jen?).

What we don't expect are teams who have previously run 'The Amazing Race' to be worse at it the second time than the first. Heck, they're supposed to be wiser and tougher, right?

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A Man Suffers a Heart Attack on the First Flight of 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 21st 2011 2:15AM
a heart attack on 'The Amazing Race'No matter how hard you prepare for 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS), you simply can't prepare for the unknown. And nowhere does the unknown seem to rear its ugly head more than when it comes to the myriad flights contestants must take.

At the beginning of this season, which features contestants who've raced before but never won, host Phil Keoghan said that second chances don't come easy. A few short hours later on their very first flight, that proved to be even more true than they might have imagined.

After an opening challenge saw eight of the eleven teams secure a position on an earlier flight to Australia -- with a 90-minute lead on the second plane -- the unexpected occurred. A man on the lead plane had a heart attack mid-flight, causing it to make an emergency landing in Honolulu.

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