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‘Meet The Contestants From ‘The Amazing Race 15′

Reporting
Jenn McBride

STUDIO CITY, Calif. (CBS) ―

My friend/co-worker/favorite two-time Big Brother contestant Diane Henry is one of the smartest people I know; she competed on a CBS show before her employment at the company prohibited her from doing so (and came pretty darn close to winning the coveted $500,000 prize during Season 5, too).

I, on the other hand, am deeply saddened to be ineligible for one of the best reality shows on television: The Amazing Race. With mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm and jet-lagged contestants competing for $1 million every season, it’s no wonder the primetime hit – which takes viewers around the world from the comfort of their couches – has won all six Outstanding Reality Competition Program awards that have been given.

I recently sat down with host Phil Keoghan and all 12 teams competing on Season 15, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. on CBS 2. From Harlem Globetrotters to professional poker players, it’s easy to see why these unique contestants were selected. Meet them all:

Maria, 26, and Tiffany, 25
Hometown: Arcadia, Calif./Los Angeles, Calif.
Occupation: Professional Poker Players (Tiffany was the last woman standing at the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2008, an honor Maria held in 2007)
Relationship: Best Friends
Most likely to: play the other contestants

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Big Brother 12? You bet!

CBS Press Release:

CBS ORDERS MORE “BIG BROTHER”

Broadcast Hit/Internet Sensation To Return for 12th Edition in Summer 2010

Less than a week before the two-hour finale of “Big Brother 11,” CBS is already making plans for Big Brother 12.  The network announced today it has ordered another edition of the hit reality series for broadcast in the summer 2010.

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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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Big Brother 2 Hour Finale!!!

Thank you to The Wrap, we have just learned that there may be, FINALLY, a 2-hour finale!! “CBS is giving “Big Brother” fans more to love. The network has decided to double the show’s Tuesday, Sept. 15 season finale, expanding it from one hour to two, insiders close to the production confirm. The grande-sized “Brother”…

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Chima’s apology for the racist remarks

As anyone who has had the live feeds knows, Chima Simone, who was expelled from the Big Brother House, was using the word “terrorist” to describe fellow housemate Russell.  What wasn’t shown on television however was just how often she used the term, and HOW she used the term.  On television, the one time they showed her saying it, it was pretty mellow, and she explained it away as “He is terrorizing the people in the house.”  However, that is NOT what she meant.  All week long while she was HOH, she compared him to 9/11 and herself as the World Trade Center.  At one point, when Natalie couldn’t see him on the HOH cam, Chima pointed him out saying look, he blends in, that’s what terrorists do.  This went on and on and on all week.  So for her to now say that isn’t what she meant, well, that is exactly what she meant.

This apology was e-mailed from Chima to her place of employment, HollyScoop.com, who has reportedly received many protests about her behavior in the house.  Make of it what you will.  Click “Read more” to see the whole apology, then come visit us in the forum to talk about it.

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The Chima Happenings (Rumor)

According to a poster at Jokers Updates that has, supposedly, a good track record, and ties to Big Brother Production, here is what supposedly went down tonight.  Mind you, this is a rumor… So until we see or hear it straight from Big Brother, we have no idea if this is true.  Click more to read, and when finished, don’t forget to come on in and join us in the forum!

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