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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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Yak’s Reality Check: America’s Next Favorite Dancer Survives a Big Loss

It’s Hump Day yet again … You know what that means Yakksters? *NO* the word hump has nothing to do with this. Minds out of the gutter please. It’s time for the next edition of Yak’s Reality Check! We’ve got a full lineup ahead of us, so click below and let’s get started. More updates to come! Don’t forget to come discuss in our forums!

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Big Brother 11 – It Was The Summer of JeJo!!

Summer lovin’, had us a blast……..summer lovin’, happened so fast! Big Brother 11 is officially over and WOW, what a summer it was!  We had tears, laughter, fights galore, and an expulsion!

But one thing’s for sure, it was the summer of JeJo! Or, if you prefer, Jordeff. :) Jeff has to be, by far, one of the most popular houseguests ever to come on Big Brother, as is evidenced by his CDT win AND tonight’s America’s Choice Favorite Houseguest win. Jordan also shared her modem of popularity, as she won the America’s Choice Jury  Vote, which gave her the 5-2 win.

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Jeff and Jordan weren’t your stereotypical showmance either. A showmance, by it’s very definition, is two people flirting and such in the Big Brother house, using each other to further themselves in the game while having no real romantic interest in each other. Jeff and Jordan, we truly believe, did have interest in each other and weren’t using each other. They truly cared for one another. Now that may not translate outside of the house but they had each other, in the game and outside the game as well…..in the human moments.

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Join Us Tonight For All The Big Brother Finale Events!

Tonight is THE night! Will Jordan or Kevin win part 3 of the final HOH competition? Who will they take? Will Natalie squeak by to the Final 2? Noone knows for sure yet, but here’s what we do know.

The show starts at 8/9 pm central, and Ahrean will have her final show thread of the season! Come to our forum, join us for the discussion and fun! Afterwards, head on over to the final lfu thread of the season, to join in on the Real events planned for afterwards. They’re going to be having live coverage of the finale BY interviews, party and more!

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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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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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How Natalie Will Lose Big Brother 11

Natalie Martinez, probably the most hated houseguest in Big Brother’s 11 season history, will not win Big Brother 11. America cheers!

How, you say, when she’s played such a brilliant manipulative, lying, scheming game, only really requiring her to win one competition so far? You say some might see that as true skill, something that should be honored with the 500K, even if she is destestable.

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