Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Dating Couple" Nick and Vicki Avoid Elimination on "The Amazing Race 17"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 17" dating couple Nick DeCarlo and Vicki Casciola avoided elimination despite arriving last on this leg's Pit Stop. The episode began with the final four teams flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Hong Kong, China. When they arrived they were instructed to take a ferry to Cheung Chau island where their next clue awaited. Nick and Vicki missed the first ferry and fell 30 minutes behind the other teams. The next clue instructed the teams to Majesty Chinese restaurant where a Roadblock awaited. One teammate had to search among several plates of food for one of five pieces of fake food. If the team member picked a piece of real food they had to eat that item. When the task was completed teams made their way to the Avenue of Stars and had to find a Bruce Lee statue. When they found it they also found a Detour. The choice of tasks was between riding a tram and looking for three signs that revealed the location of the Pit Stop or delivering two parakeets in a birdcage to a boat whose registration number matched the number on the birdcage. Nat and Kat were the first team to complete all the tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, awarding them a trip for two to Brazil. Nick and Vicki had trouble with all the tasks and finally gave up during the Detour, which earned them a six hour penalty. However, they were spared elimination since this was the last non-elimination leg of the season.

Here's this week's Elimination Station...


An "Amazing Race 17" boot list has been leaked. To find out which teams make it to the Final 3 read my secret post here!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business" Filming, All Eleven Returning Teams Identified

"The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business" just started filming and team sightings have revealed that the next season will be another All-Stars. Eleven teams were spotted Saturday leaving Los Angeles and flying to their first destination: Sydney, Australia. All the couples are previous contestants from seasons 12-17. This season's twist, the Express Pass is also back. Here's the eleven all-star teams returning to race again...

"Dating Goths" Kynt & Vyxsin (Season 12)



















"Father/Daughter" Ron & Christina (Season 12)



















"Dating Couple" Amanda & Kris (Season 14)



















"Former NFL Cheerleaders" Jaime & Cara (Season 14)



















"Sisters" Kisha & Jen (Season 14)


















"Mother/Son" Margie & Luke (Season 14)



















"Father/Son" Mel & Mike (Season 14)



















"Harlem Globetrotters" Flight Time & Big Easy (Season 15)



















"Friends" Zev & Justin (Season 15)



















"Brothers/Cowboys" Jet & Cord (Season 16)



















"Father/Daughter" Gary & Mallory (Season 17)



















What do you think of these All-Stars? Who didn't make the cut and should have? Leave a comment & share your thoughts!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jennifer Grey Wins "Dancing with the Stars 11"

On tonight's 2 hour "Dancing with the Stars" season finale Jennifer Grey beat Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin to be crowned the eleventh season champion. Yesterday the final three performed two dances each - a redemption dance and a freestyle dance. Tonight they performed two more dances - their season favorite and an Instant team cha cha. After all four dances Jennifer Grey landed at the top of the judge's leaderboard with 118 points, followed by Kyle Massey with 110 points. Bristol Palin placed third with 104 points. After some performances by returning celebs such as David Hasselhoff, it was revealed that Bristol came in third when the viewer votes were added. Tom then announced that, unsurprisingly, Jennifer Grey beat Kyle Massey and was crowned the winner of season eleven.

Are you happy that Jennifer won? Or were you rooting for Kyle or Bristol? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Engaged Couple" Chad and Stephanie Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 17"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 17" engaged couple Chad Waltrip and Stephanie Smith became the seventh team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the five remaining teams flying from Muscat, Oman to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Brook & Claire, Nat & Kat and Chad & Stephanie booked flights that arrived in Bangladesh the next day at noon. However, Nick & Vicki and Jill & Thomas found earlier flights that arrived at 8:40am and 5:00am, respectively. When the teams landed they made their way to a market where they had to press sugarcane into juice and then drink a glass of it before they could start the Detour. The Detour task was a choice between transporting 30 canned lunches to a large boat in the harbor or carrying 100 unbroken bricks in a basket on your head to a local market. When the task was completed the teams faced the first ever Double U-Turn, where two teams could make two other teams backtrack and complete the other Detour task. Jill & Thomas u-turned Brook & Claire, while Nat & Kat u-turned Chad & Stephanie. The last task was a Roadblock, where one teammate had to correctly assemble a cycle rickshaw. Jill & Thomas were the first team to complete all the tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, earning them $15,000. The two u-turned teams were obviously at the bottom of the pack, but Brook & Claire were able to dig deep and edged past Chad & Stephanie to avoid elimination. The same couldn't be said for the engaged couple who arrived last and were eliminated from the race.

Here's this week's Elimination Station...


An "Amazing Race 17" boot list has been leaked. To find out which teams make it to the Final 3 read my secret post here!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brenda Lowe Voted Off "Survivor: Nicaragua"

On tonight's "Survivor: Nicaragua" 27 year old paddleboard company owner Brenda Lowe became the eleventh castaway voted off the show. The episode began with the Reward Challenge, where the castaways were split into two teams of five and had to use just four barrels and some planks of wood to get themselves across a course without touching the ground. Chase's team easily won the challenge and were awarded with a helicopter ride to a volcano, where pizza and brownies awaited them. Meanwhile, the losing team made their way back to camp and were shocked to see that many of their supplies and food were destroyed because they stupidly put wooden crates too close to the fire. The next day the castaways competed in the Immunity Challenge, which consisted of holding onto a rope for as long as possible. The challenge came down to Jane and Chase, with Jane ultimately outlasting Chase and winning immunity. Back at camp it became clear that the majority of the castaways wanted to get rid of Brenda, including her former ally NaOnka. Only Chase, Sash and Kelly Purple wanted to stick with the original plan and vote off Benry. At tribal council only Kelly Purple stayed true to Brenda while the rest of the tribe voted her off, making her the third member of the jury.

Here's this week's Ponderosa...


A "Survivor: Nicaragua" boot list has been leaked. To find out who gets voted out each week til the Final 3 read my post here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Brandy Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars 11"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars 11" results show R&B singer Brandy became the ninth celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday the final four couples performed two brand new dances each. Jennifer Grey landed at the top of the judge's leaderboard with a perfect 60 out of 60. Kyle Massey placed second, followed closely by Brandy in third. Bristol once again landed at the bottom with a 53. However, when the viewer votes were added it was Brandy who was sent home. Next week the final three contestants battle it out in the hopes of winning the mirrorball trophy & being crowned the eleventh season winner!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Father & Daughter" Gary and Mallory Ervin Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 17"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 17" father/daughter duo Gary and Mallory Ervin became the sixth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with all the teams departing the Pit Stop in Russia, except for Chad and Stephanie who overslept and left a full two hours after their scheduled departure. However, they were able to catch up when they booked a flight to Oman that contained many of the other teams. When the teams landed they made their way to the Portuguese Watchtower where they had to wait til morning when it opened. During the wait Chad decided to propose to Stephanie and she accepted. When the tower opened the teams found a Roadblock, which required one teammate to rappel 500 feet down the side of a mountain and then search for a ring amongst hundreds of oil lamps. To complete the Roadblock the teams first had to drive to the mountain, during which Nat and Kat & Gary and Mallory got lost causing them to fall way behind. After the Roadblock teams made their way to a sculpture of a stack of books where a Detour awaited them. The choice of tasks was between pumping water into a truck and delivering the water to a designated house or purchasing 25 chickens and other foods at a local market and serving a traditional wedding soup. All six teams chose the water task with Jill and Thomas & Chad and Stephanie duking it out for first. After the Detour the teams were instructed to a market where they had to locate Ali Baba and give him some frankincense. Jill and Thomas were the first team to complete all the tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, however they were given a 30 minute penalty for having a cab driver lead them to a destination. That allowed Chad and Stephanie to check in first and Phil awarded them with a trip for two to Belize. Gary and Mallory's bad luck continued all the way to the Pit Stop as they came in last and were eliminated from the race.

Here's this week's Elimination Station...


An "Amazing Race 17" boot list has been leaked. To find out which teams make it to the Final 3 read my secret post here!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Marty Piombo Voted Off "Survivor: Nicaragua"

On tonight's "Survivor: Nicaragua" 48 year old technology executive Marty Piombo became the tenth castaway voted off the show. The episode began with the Reward Challenge, where the eleven castaways were randomly split into two teams of five, with Chase as the odd man out. Surprisingly, the castaways were split men vs. women which left the women with a noticeable disadvantage since the challenge was an obstacle course. However, Chase still decided to back the women which turned out to be the wrong decision as the men won the challenge. The guys' reward was zip-lining across the jungle canopy followed by a barbecue feast. During the reward Marty approached the other guys about a plan to get NaOnka to use her hidden immunity idol and blindside Jane. The next day the castaways competed in the Immunity Challenge, which consisted of memorizing a series of symbols and repeating them back. The challenge came down to Marty & Brenda, with Brenda ultimately pulling out a win. Back at camp, it became evident that either Marty or Jane would be going home, with Brenda and Sash as the swing votes. At tribal council they decided to keep Jane and Marty was voted out 7-4.

Here's this week's Ponderosa with Marty and Alina...


A "Survivor: Nicaragua" boot list has been leaked. To find out who gets voted out each week til the Final 3 read my post here!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kurt Warner Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars 11" results show former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner became the eighth celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday the final five couples performed two dances each, one of which was an Instant Dance where the stars didn't know which song they would be dancing to until after they performed their first dance. Once again, Brandy and Jennifer Grey tied for first place on the judge's leaderboard with 57s out of 60. Bristol Palin unsurprisingly landed at the bottom of the pack with a 47. However, when the viewer votes were added it was Kurt Warner who was sent home. Next week the final four perform two more dances for a spot in the finals!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Father & Son" Michael and Kevin Wu Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 17"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 17" father/son duo Michael and Kevin Wu became the fifth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the seven remaining teams continuing to race in Saint Petersburg, Russia where their first task was a Detour. The choice of tasks was between learning and performing a Russian folk song on the accordion or getting ten plates to spin for ten seconds straight without falling. Jill and Thomas had trouble with the plate task, switched to the accordion task and then switched back to the plates, causing them to drop to the bottom of the pack. When the task was completed the teams were instructed to a bridge guarded by four creatures with golden wings. The clue explicitly stated not to have a cab driver guide you to the bridge, but Michael and Kevin didn't see that and had a cabbie help them. The teams next clue instructed them to a tower where they would search for their next destination. Again Michael and Kevin misread the clue and took a cab to the tower, as did Chad and Stephanie. The teams next stop was a famous church where they found a clue instructing them to locate the burial site of Peter the Great. When the teams found the site they also found this leg's Roadblock. One team member had to play a bowling-like game called Gorodki and clear three pin formations in just two tries each. Nat and Kat were again the first team to complete all the tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, earning them $5,000 each. Michael and Kevin came in sixth but were given two 30 minute penalties for breaking the rules. Chad and Stephanie arrived last and were given one 30 minute penalty. The Wu's hour long penalty was enough to seal their fate and they were eliminated from the race.

Here's this week's Elimination Station...


An "Amazing Race 17" boot list has been leaked. To find out which teams make it to the Final 3 read my secret post here!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alina Wilson Voted Off "Survivor: Nicaragua"

On tonight's "Survivor: Nicaragua" 23 year old art student Alina Wilson became the ninth castaway voted off the show. The episode began with the Espada and La Flor tribes learning that it was time for the merge. When all the castaways met up at Espada's camp they unlocked a chest filled with food and new tribe buffs. Later that day NaOnka took the flour and some pots and pans and hid them in the jungle. When the other castaways confronted her about it she vehemently denied stealing the items. Eventually she told the truth after Chase and Alina convinced her to. The next day the castaways competed in the first individual Immunity Challenge, where Jeff informed them that one man and one woman would win immunity. The challenge consisted of keeping tension on a metal bar using two metal handles. Jane outlasted the other women, while Fabio beat the other men earning them both individual immunity. Back at camp the castaways debated whether to vote off Marty or Alina, with Jane pushing for Marty and Sash pushing for Alina. At tribal council everyone but Jane decided to get rid of Alina, making her the first member of the jury.

A "Survivor: Nicaragua" boot list has been leaked. To find out who gets voted out each week til the Final 3 read my post here!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rick Fox Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars 11"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars 11" results show former NBA star Rick Fox became the seventh celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday the remaining six couples performed memorable dances from past seasons and were judged by the original star who performed them. They also faced off in team dances that were captained by Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Ohno. Brandy and Jennifer Grey tied for first place on the judge's leaderboard with 64 out of 70. Once again Bristol Palin landed at the bottom with a 57. However, when the viewer votes were added it was Rick Fox who was voted off. Next week the final five compete and one star will go home!