Amazing Race 15 – One team eliminated before leaving the starting line!

CBS Press Release:

BIGGER PREMIERE, FASTER COURSE,
ONE TEAM GOES HOME BEFORE LEAVING THE STARTING LINE

CBS Announces the 12 Teams Racing in the 15th Installment Of The
Emmy Award-Winning Series “The Amazing Race” Premiering on Sept. 27

CBS today announced the 12 Teams set to compete in THE AMAZING RACE 15, which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  2009 Emmy Award nominee, Phil Keoghan, is the host.

Contestants will travel one of the fastest courses ever assembled on the Race — spanning eight countries in just 21 days.  Season 15 also features the quickest elimination in the history of the series, sending one Team home before they leave the starting line.  Teams fortunate enough to avoid the surprise elimination and compete for the $ 1 million prize will face the “Switchback,” which sends Teams back to the site of one of the series’ most infamous Roadblocks, as well as a surprise appearance by one of America’s most beloved entertainers, a visit to the world’s tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show.

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Yak’s Reality Check!

Happy Hump Day, Yakksters! As the fall season creeps up on us ever so quickly (read: TONIGHT even!), we wanted to start something new here at the Yak! Every Wednesday, we’re gonna call you all over for your own “reality check!” The Yak is going to be your one stop shop for everything reality and then some! If you’re crazy in the head enough, click below and be sure to join us in our forums! We’d love to hear from ya!

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Natalie Cheats Again — Does She Get Away With It?

Last night was Part 1 of the 3 part final HOH competition. It started immeditaly after Michele Noonan’s eviction. The competition was called “Log Jam” and the concept was for the contestants to hang onto a key that was strung up over them, while walking on a log that spun.

They also had wind, leaves, rain, “snow” and even ice thrown at them; whilst production had fun making the log spin in different directions, at different paces and even stopping/starting it suddenly.

Now here’s the thing. At the start of the competition Julie Chen stated that the contestants had to have at least one hand HOLDING the key at all times, or they’d be disqualified. At various points during the competition, Natalie was observed shaking and flexing one hand, hanging on with the other BUT, if you take a look at the two pictures shown below, you’ll see that she was hanging onto the ROPE and NOT the key itself. It appears as though her pinky or glove was touching the key, BUT noone can tell us that this constitutes her actually hanging onto the key.

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If America Gets a Vote At The End, Then America Should Get To Ask The Final Two A Question!

Thanks to our very own member YoYo for bringing this up in today’s lfu’s (post #17)! There are going to be six members of the Big Brother 11 jury, and thusly there’s a strong chance for a tie in the end voting, for the winner of Big Brother 11. This is due to Chima’s expulsion from the Big Brother house (thanks Chima! Your one accomplishment in the game, well wait, two. #1 – You’re no longer there and #2 – Because you’re not there, we get to cast your vote.).

So, since we, America, get to cast a vote too, in case of a tie presumably it made us wonder (after YoYo brought it up)……shouldn’t we get the full privileges of being a jury member? And that privilege?

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