Amazing Race 4
At a Crossroads: An Interview with Millie from ‘The Amazing Race 4’, by Phil Kural: Chuck and Millie, the couple who was labeled dating for 12 years and still virgins, have a lot more to them than we saw (for example, they weren’t actually dating for 12 years straight). Phil Kural, who had not necessarily been Millie’s biggest fan during the Race, had a chance to talk to her and get to know her better. Read on for all the details!
Reality News Update, September 30: Amazing Race, Big Brother, Restaurant Renewed, Other New Shows Coming, by David Bloomberg: The past few days have brought some big news for reality TV shows. Several have been renewed and others are in the process of being put together for future airing. Read on for all the latest.
Saving The Amazing Race, by Jason Borelli: Critical and fan favorite reality series The Amazing Race is in danger of cancellation. Jason explains why the show needs to be saved and tells what can be done to save it.
The Amazing Race 4: An Interview with Jon & Kelly, by Phil Kural: Kelly & Jon may have gotten lost and bickered a lot, but they still had a great time as they raced around the world and into second place. In this interview, we find out if they were accurately portrayed, why Jon did the last Roadblock in the buff, and how it felt to go down the ice slope without a raft.
An Amazing Time at TARCon, The Amazing Race 4 Finale Party, by Phil Kural: RealityNewsOnline’s The Amazing Race correspondent Phil had the opportunity to attend TARCon, an unofficial finale party for the show, where he got to meet several of the racers, including his favorites Jon & Kelly. Who else was there? Who snubbed him? Who kissed him? Read on to find out!
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 13: And the Winner Is…, by Phil Kural: It’s the final leg of a race around the world! From Australia to Hawaii to Phoenix they fly, numerous tasks in between. As the split up to try different flights, who gets left a day behind? Who misses it by minutes because of getting the wrong directions? And who wins it all?
RNO Roundtable: Who Will Win ‘The Amazing Race 4’?, by RealityNewsOnline Staff: Who will win The Amazing Race 4 on Thursday? Well, we don’t know for sure, but five of our writers are taking a shot at predicting it. Who is the favorite? Who shouldn’t be there? We’ve got a number of very different opinions.
The Amazing Race 4: Impressions Left from the Eliminated Teams, by Phil Kural: Next week we will see the final three teams battle to win the fourth Amazing Race. But we shouldn’t forget about those who began the race and didn’t make it to this point. Phil takes a look back at his impressions of the teams who didn’t make it.
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 12: What More Can Go Wrong?, by Phil Kural: It’s the second to last leg of the Race, and the mistakes are piling up. One team accidentally throws a clue on the ground while on a woolly task, another breaks a car, while another goes the wrong way and manages to flip over while racing! If you missed this episode, catch up on it now!
Send in the Clowns: An Interview with The Amazing Race 4’s Jon and Al, by Phil Kural: Circus clowns, best friends, and viewer favorites Jon & Al were one of the most well-rounded teams on this season of The Amazing Race. In this interview, they inform us how far they were behind the other teams, what future racers need to know, and how they feel about having the support of so many fans - not to mention knowing the answer to “Why did the chicken cross the road?”
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 11, by Jeffrey Clinard: A single mistake — but an important one — determined the outcome of this leg of The Amazing Race 4. Read on to find out what it was and which teams were thinking smart this week.
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 11: Read the Directions!, by Phil Kural: David & Jeff lose their directions, Chip & Reichen don’t read theirs! It’s the race to the final three as fog settles on the airport and Kelly is worried that her injured hand will hold her back. Who makes it to the end?
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 10, by Jeffrey Clinard: With four teams left, thinking smart is even more important than ever. As we approach the finish line with several teams still having the Fast Forward option available, that importance only increases. Who was thinking smart in the tenth leg of the Race?
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 10: Does ANYONE Speak English?, by Phil Kural: In yet another action-packed episode, the teams deal with freezing water, military border zones, and eating live octopi. Do they have a prayer of making it through in one piece?
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 9, by Jeffrey Clinard: This past episode was a surprise for viewers - despite all indications to the contrary, it was an elimination episode. Similarly, which teams were thinking smart when faced with unexpected twists and turns?
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 9: Just When You Thought We Were Done with Poo…, by Phil Kural: An action-packed leg that includes everything from feeding orangutans to flinging nuts ends with a nail-biting sprint to the pit stop. Which team gets frozen out of the final four?
A Tomboy at Heart: An Interview with The Amazing Race 4’s Tian, by Phil Kural: Models Tian & Jaree lasted pretty far into The Amazing Race 4 considering that many had pegged them to be one of the first teams gone. Due to determination, they managed to last into the second half. They had their ups and downs, but in this interview, Tian explains why they happened, how the Race pushed her, and what she is up to these days.
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 8, by Jeffrey Clinard: The teams encountered their first non-elimination leg in the Race. Which teams are thinking smart and which are missing the mark?
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 8: You Can Do It, Put Your Back Into It, by Phil Kural: The teams all start in India, but must get to Malaysia. As the old saying goes, you can’t get there from here – at least not easily. Reichen & Chip take a risk by splitting off from the others while Kelly & Jon struggle with a weighty issue after having a bit of a nap.
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 7, by Jeffrey Clinard: With over half the teams gone, there are no all-female teams left. In fact, women have not done particularly well in The Amazing Race, and Jeff not only takes his usual look at who was thinking smart and who wasn’t, but also looks back at why women have not been terribly successful.
Reality Hit List, July 14: All Good Things Must Come to an End, by Brian James: Brian’s not sorry - no, not one little bit - that Paige lost on For Love Or Money; plus, he gained a new respect for Erin. He also says goodbye to favorites Tian & Jaree on The Amazing Race and outlines the future of this column.
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 7: Moley, Moley, Moley!, by Phil Kural: The models are finally working together – will it help them or hurt them? Chuck and Millie are also working together, but not with the other teams. As they all race through the streets and trains of India – not to mention being dragged through the mud by bulls – who will come out ahead and who will be left behind?
Positive Attitude Is Key: An Interview with The Amazing Race 4’s Dave, by Phil Kural: Air traffic controller Dave (far right) lasted until Episode 5 of The Amazing Race 4. In that span, he and his partner Steve (near right) managed to keep the audience entertained until their departure by not only having fun with the race, but with each other as well. In this interview, Dave talks about what he saw during the race, to whom his team felt the closest, and what he would do if asked to be in an All Star season.
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 6, by Jeffrey Clinard: With six teams gone, the weak teams have been eliminated, and now the rest of the teams are facing a basic truth - a single mistake can cost them the game. Which teams are finding this out the hard way and which teams are still thinking smart?
Reality Hit List, July 8: It’s Getting Better, by Brian James: As far as Brian is concerned, last week was great for reality TV. He’s finally feeling invested in this season of The Amazing Race, For Love or Money continued to be an entertaining soap opera, and he even finds himself wanting to psychoanalyze a Paradise Hotel guest!
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 6: Packed to the Gills – Literally, by Phil Kural: The teams finally leave Europe and head for India, where the squalid conditions make the teams realize how fortunate they are and the women are not happy to find themselves being groped on public trains. After teams literally air their dirty laundry and engage in a fishy counting task, it’s a frantic race to the pit stop. Will Monica & Sheree survive?
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 5, by Jeffrey Clinard: Most of the weaker teams have been eliminated by now, which means it has become even more important to think smart and avoid mistakes. So who has been thinking smart and who is just plain confused?
Reality Hit List, June 30: Oh, Lighten Up Already!, by Brian James: This week, it’s all about lightening up. Brian lightens up on Paradise Hotel, while finding himself wishing the teams of this increasingly cutthroat edition of The Amazing Race would lighten up. Yes, this means you, Tian & Jaree.
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 5: Diggin’ In Poo for a Clue, by Phil Kural: Several teams are self-destructing as the race continues through Amsterdam. Tian & Jaree and Millie & Chuck are busy fighting with each other, but several of the teams are really – literally – in deep s***!
Amazing Race 4, Armchair Psychology: Episode 4, by Marci Thompson: In episode 4, who’s adapting well? Who’s behaving erratically? Who’s being hostile to the other teams? Why did eliminated team Steve & Josh get sent home? Marci gives us the scoop.
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 4, by Jeffrey Clinard: The fourth episode provided us with several examples of what was thinking smart and what wasn’t. For the second time in a row, somebody got the wrong tickets. Also, should teams have taken cabs to the airport, as most did, or was the train actually a better move? And when will teams learn to look for flags rather than wandering off?
Reality Hit List, June 23: Hope and “Reality”, by Brian James: This week, Brian finds himself asking the question: Why does he find himself caring more about fictional characters from nearly thirty years ago like Ryan’s Hope’s Delia and Jill than “real” people of today such as Paradise Hotel’s Zack?
There Is No “I” in “Team” – An Interview with Cindy from The Amazing Race 4, by Phil Kural: Russell & Cindy were eliminated after getting train tickets to the wrong town, but that was just the culmination of a racing effort that was not exactly teamwork. RealityNewsOnline talked to Cindy and she shared her thoughts on the race and the way she and Russell did not exactly work well together.
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 4: The Confusion of Firsts, by Phil Kural: In this episode of The Amazing Race, we get line cutting, threats, wrong paths, auto racing, rappelling, and a number of big position changes. It’s an action-packed episode!
Amazing Race 4, Armchair Psychology: Episode 3, by Marci Thompson: By now we know all the teams a bit, but do they know themselves well enough to avoid infighting that will throw them off? The answer with some of them is obviously “no.”
Don’t Forget the Editing: An Interview with Amanda and Chris from The Amazing Race 4, by Phil Kural: Amanda & Chris went from first to worst on the second leg of Amazing Race 4. What could they have done differently? And what if they had run the race according to Chris’ initial aggressive plan rather than Amanda’s love fest plan? Find out as they let loose with their thoughts in this interview.
Reality Hit List, June 17: Fiacres and Fiascos, by Brian James: Brian is back with his hit list - thoughts on both last week's For Love or Money and Amazing Race. Is Paige an angel or should she just shut up? And what about Tian and Jaree? Only one way to find out: read on.
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 3, by Jeffrey Clinard: With three episodes under our belts, it’s beginning to become obvious who is thinking smart… and who isn’t. Were Steve & Josh right to go for the fast forward? How did Cindy and Russell end up losing? It’s all right here.
The Amazing Race 4: Tian’s Model Behavior, by Brad Stevens: That’s right. Brad is adding Tian to the esteemed list of those he loves. This may seem like a complete reversal from when he said she “doesn’t have a chance of making it anywhere near the hearts of the viewers.” Well he was wrong. Tian, he’s on his knees begging. Forgive him?
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 3: You Can Only Mess Up So Many Times, by Phil Kural: In this race around the world, if you mess up, you're often out with no second chances. But some people fight and argue and mess up and are still in the race. Will that be the case with Russell & Cindy, or will Steve & Dave be unable to keep up with the faster youngsters? And why is Millie being tackled?!
Amazing Race 4, Armchair Psychology: Episode 2, by Marci Thompson: With the second episode under our belts, it's time once again to see what we have learned from each team. Some are doing well, but others are acting more like competitors than teammates.
Love Conquers All: An Interview with Debra & Steve from The Amazing Race 4, by Phil Kural: Married couple Debra & Steve were the first team eliminated from The Amazing Race 4. In this interview with RealityNewsOnline, they talk about how they have become closer, where they want to go from here, and how they ended up in last place at the end of the first leg of the race.
Reality Hit List, June 9: Blocked Entrances and Defaced Paintings, by Brian James: Brian is back with his thoughts on the second episode of The Amazing Race 4 and the premiere of For Love or Money. See who he likes, who he doesn’t, and his highs and lows from both shows!
The Amazing Race 4: America’s New Sweetheart, by Brad Stevens: The fact is, in this race around the world, we’re meeting a lot of loveable characters. But no one can compare to my new love. America, we’ve found our sweetheart. That’s right Jon, you’d better watch out because Kelly’s antics, humor, and love for the game has won me over.
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 2, by Jeffrey Clinard: In the second week, teams rafted down a ski hill, took trains to Venice, participated in a masquerade, and more. But the key among all these was which teams were thinking smart… and which weren't.
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 2: Snowrafts, Gondolas, and Masks – Oh My!, by Phil Kural: In the second episode of The Amazing Race 4, teams have to run all over Italy, using their feet, gondolas, cabs, trains, snowrafts, and more. But what happened at the train station to cause that look?!
The Amazing Race 4’s Reichen and Chip: Flying Solo?, by Brian James: Reichen and Chip made television history by being the first gay married couple on The Amazing Race. But are they still together? Rumors have been circulating that they have split up, and Brian James has some details that seem to bolster that.
Reality Hit List, June 5: Welcome Back, The Amazing Race, by Brian James: Brian James begins his new column in which he will provide thoughts and observations on the various reality shows he’s seen in the past week. Today, he focuses on the return of The Amazing Race and the people we got to meet there. Who do Russell & Cindy remind him of?
Amazing Race 4, Armchair Psychology: Episode 1, by Marci Thompson: After the first episode of The Amazing Race 4, "Dr. Marci" takes a look at what we have found out about each team so far. What kind of insight can we get about how they will be racing and getting along with each other? And what kind of issues might Millie & Chuck, the self-proclaimed virgins, have?
Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart in Episode 1, by Jeffrey Clinard: To begin The Amazing Race 4, teams had to get through two travel bottlenecks and a detour. Who used their brains and who needs to start thinking more?
The Amazing Race 4: We Loved, They Lost, by Brad Stevens: Debra and Steve emerged as a favorite from the start. They were everything a sentimental favorite should embody, but unfortunately, they just couldn’t stick it out. Find out why we loved them. And now that they’re gone, who might take their place in our hearts, and who doesn’t have a chance?
The Amazing Race 4, Episode 1: The Race Is On, but There Is Always Time for Coffee, by Phil Kural: The Amazing Race 4 is finally here! In this first, 90-minute episode, we are introduced to the twelve teams and they all head out from Dodger Stadium to Italy. Some pairs team up while others pull a few dirty tricks. And one of the models (at right) stops for coffee. But no sooner have we met the duos than one of them is gone.
The Amazing Race: The Teams We Love, by Brad Stevens: As we've seen three seasons of The Amazing Race come and go, we've fallen in love. Not just with the adventure series, but with some of the teams. Teams like Nancy and Emily may not have won, but we will love them always.
Amazing Race 4, Armchair Psychology: The Preview, by Marci Thompson: Reality TV provides so many opportunities for the armchair psychologist. Amazing Race, for one, puts people into extremely stressful situations with people they know and love. Let’s join “Dr. Marci” and take a look ahead to see what our 12 teams may provide us with to analyze as the show is about to begin.
The Amazing Race 4: Thinking Smart Before the Race, by Jeffrey Clinard: Each week, Jeffrey will look at who thinks smart and who doesn’t on The Amazing Race 4. But there are some things that racers should realize before they ever get to the starting line.
The Amazing Race 4 – The Preview, by Phil Kural: The fourth season of The Amazing Race is finally here! Before we begin, let’s take a look at the twelve teams and see who Phil has picked to get the boot first and who he thinks might win it all.
CBS Juggles Reality TV Shows – ‘Star Search’ May Push Back ‘Amazing Race’, by David Bloomberg: CBS has announced that it is picking up another nine episodes of Star Search. That should be good news for reality TV viewers, right? Well, maybe not, considering that the timeslot it will be put in is the one that would have belonged to The Amazing Race…
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