CBS apologized to its viewers on Sunday after receiving criticism for a recent "The Amazing Race" episode set in Vietnam.
The reality competition, now in its 22nd season, visited the country for its March 17 installment. One segment took place at a war memorial in Hanoi and included footage of a wrecked U.S. B-52 bomber. Participants, who were looking for clues at the location, also heard a North Vietnamese Communist song.
After 10 years together, reality stars Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have decided to part ways.
The "Survivor" and "Amazing Race" competitors, who told CNN in 2011 that they'd gone through "pretty much everything" together, said in a statement on Monday that making the choice to separate was a difficult one.
Between Rachel Reilly and her fiance making it to the final four and the extreme popularity of bromantic underdogs Mark and "Bopper" from Kentucky, it's been quite a season on "The Amazing Race."
"This has got to go in the top three of all seasons ever, just with the drama and the cast," host Phil Keoghan told CNN.
"Bopper and Mark have made the top three favorite teams of all time – maybe the favorite ever, up there with the cowboys," he went on. "I love those guys – they’re the definition of friendship and I really believe that. They care about each other, I felt they were respectful to other people. They ran the race for the right reasons, to try to improve their lives."
Going without food or showers isn't a problem for Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn, and neither is tackling competitive challenges in a strange place.
After all, each has won a season of "Survivor," which we've seen push individual contestants to extremes.
That reality resume means the two were well-prepared for "The Amazing Race," on which they compete as a couple. Morasca and Zohn have been dating for nearly a decade, having met at the finale of Morasca’s 2003 "Survivor" win.
Sunday night's finale of "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" did what all great finales do: It kept us guessing as to who would win, and it provided several challenges that upped the ante from what we had seen before.
For one thing, producers made the most of the first hour of the finale in Brazil, where one team member had to learn a Carnival dance, complete with the requisite costume, of course.
Unfortunately, Zev's two left feet ended up dooming him and Justin, but not before two of the hairiest "Amazing Race" contestants ever took part in a Brazilian waxing(!), and unsuccessfully tried selling bikinis to women in bikinis. (The other three teams were smart enough to skip that challenge, which would obviously be tough and had a bit of a creepy factor thrown in: they had to actually change clothes in a tent on a public beach.)
[Editor's Note: Don't read any further if you have yet to watch last night's "Amazing Race: Unfinished Business."]
Sunday night's episode of "The Amazing Race" saw one of the most popular teams in the series' history eliminated (like all of the teams this season) for a second time.
The odds were against cowboys Jet and Cord plenty of times, yet they were able to get this far in the race. With only six teams remaining, it seemed like they would be able to pull through, but it was not to be.
It all started when the teams arrived in Liechtenstein and faced a roadblock where they had to measure the length of the country on a motorized bike.
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