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The Amazing Race is back for season 26, and the race has some shocking changes in store for this season's competitors. On this trip around the globe, six happy couples will compete against five couples that have never met before. Now that could be downright awkward! The racers will visit eight countries during the course of the race.
This go around, teams will also have the chance to get a clue with a Date Night ticket, which will entitle the couple to a romantic activity as a prize. It seems like The Amazing Race is merging with The Bachelor. It sounds interesting, as we wait to see whose relationship will implode first. »
I didn't mean to make "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan self-conscious, but I also couldn't help but notice that one of his first words at the Season 26 Starting Line was to ask the assembled teams, "Did anybody get like a tingly feeling?" And that seemed liked a very different thing for Phil Keoghan to say at the start of an "Amazing Race" season. This is, of course, an "Amazing Race" season like none that has come before. This season's 11 teams include six established couples in various stages of relationships, but also five teams of 10 singles paired around semi-arbitrary criteria, turning the Emmy-winning series into half of a very ambitious dating show. So I mentioned the "tingly feeling" line to Phil in our discussion and that made him a bit self-conscious about tingly feelings. Apologies! "The Amazing Race" premieres on Wednesday (February 25) night at 9:30 after the "Survivor" premiere (before »
- Daniel Fienberg
Producers say We tv's Sex Box helps couples with their relationships, but is it really just sex-ploitation?
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In the series, troubled couples speak candidly with a panel of "sexperts," looking to reignite their connection. In the course of each episode the couples eventually spend time alone in a soundproof box with no cameras.
"Whatever you need is in the box," Dr. Fran Walfish, a leading Beverly Hills psychotherapist, told Et. "There's a bed and there are other things to excite people, but everything's done within taste and class."
While some people think the show is just a gimmick, producers say the format is based in science. Couples in crisis could be more successful working things out if they deal with their issues right after sex, Dr. Walfish said.
"Oxytocin levels, which is the »
If Valentine’s Day is nothing else, it’s a great occasion to dress up. Whether you have a hot date or you’re flying solo, take the opportunity to try some head-turning trends!
Elevate your sweetheart style beyond the cliché heart prints and opt for sultry shades that play to the romance of Valentine’s Day. Rich plum tones are sensual and sexy. Megan Fox and Naomi Watts spiced things up earlier this week in dresses with a deep purple hue; Fox in a leg baring Salvatore Ferragamo and Watts in a silk Zac Posen.
Want to stand out from the crowd? Dare to rock a creamy white ensemble like Reese Witherspoon and Rosamund Pike in their winter white at this year’s Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon. The key to wearing winter white is the fabric — go with wool, cashmere, silk or »
If it wasn't clear before, there should now be no mistaking it: You don't want to watch Fifty Shades of Grey with your mom. The film adaptation of the wildly successful E.L. James erotic novel will include roughly 20 minutes of sex scenes in its 100-minute running time, according to the Sunday Times. This means that about one-fifth of the film will involve people getting better acquainted, if you get our meaning. Read More 'Fifty Shades of Grey' vs. 'Kingsman': A Box-Office Battle for Date Night Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden and Luke Grimes star in the film that centers on a student
- Ryan Gajewski
Drafthouse Films has released two trailers for their heartwarming drama Amira & Sam, which hits theaters today in limited release and is available on VOD platforms. Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira & Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr, Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit's former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), his war buddy's niece; suspicious of soldiers, she wants nothing to do with him. However, when Amira runs into immigration trouble, Sam offers to keep her safe at his apartment. After a rocky start, their unlikely friendship starts to blossom into something more.
In today’s Academy News:
“Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted our spirits and made us think,” said Zadan and Meron. “The Oscar stage is that much more profound because of their presence and we welcome them.”
“Glory,” written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common) for the film “Selma,” is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.”
Common won a Grammy in 2002 for Best R&B Song for “Love »
- Michelle McCue
Musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say in a statement.
"Glory," written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common ) for the film Selma, is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me and "Lost Stars" from Begin Again.
Common won a »
The Spring/Summer 2015 runways have brought the focus back to the woman’s body with lingerie-inspired designs. Rihanna, Britney Spears, Lea Michele and more are indulging in the trend and are taking it to new heights. Work fashion’s latest craze into everyday looks by balancing out overexposure with cover-ups and other layering pieces.
Ease your way into the trend by taking a cue from Sarah Hyland, Britney Spears, and Dita Von Teese. The goal is to be chic and demure with a hint of sex appeal. Von Teese subtly exposed her brassiere under a velvet sleeved dress. Hyland teased her black lace bra through a romper with a deep V-neckline. You can also add a layer of sophistication like Spears in a chic white suit paired with a lace-panel camisole.
Video: Zendaya, Britney Spears & More Evolve Their Personal Style With These Signature Looks
Sean Mullin's "Amira & Sam" breathes fresh life into the romantic-comedy genre by focusing on the diverse love story between an American solider home from war and his former Iraqi translator's niece, an immigrant suspicious of soldiers. Starring Martin Starr ("Silicon Valley") and newcomer Dina Shihabi, "Amira & Sam" tracks the pair's relationship as immigration troubles and lucrative new business opportunities threaten to keep them apart. In addition to the new motion poster touting the film's upcoming release, distributor Drafthouse Films is offering a special "Military Date Night," in which all active duty and veteran military service members will be able to bring a date to see the film for free. Service members can present a valid Military ID at the box office to receive a free ticket. Head over to the film's website for an official release schedule. The film opens in select theaters »
- Zack Sharf
Emmy winner revs up the sexy with “New Kid on the Block” Jonathan Knight, romantic storylines and a U-Turn in the first leg
No parent-children teams, no siblings and no best friends will be lugging backpacks and passports. Instead, the new season is 100 percent dating couples, five of whom are on a blind date during race around the world.
That makes it not just a shotgun start to the race, but a shotgun start to five romances, the “Happy Valentine’s season. »
- Mikey Glazer
The former boy bander and his boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez, will be one of many couples competing in the CBS series’ next run around the globe, the network announced Tuesday.
Race‘s upcoming season will pit dating couples — six established duos and 10 singletons paired off for the show — against each other as they take part in a scavenger hunt with a $1 million prize.
Olympic bronze medalists/significant others Aly Dudek and Steven »
Meet the 11 new teams competing in season 26 of The Amazing Race, which premieres with a 90-minute episode on Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30pm before moving to its regular day and time on Friday, February 27 at 8pm on CBS.
The 11 teams consist of six pre-existing dating couples and five "blind date" couples who are meeting for the very first time on the race. A new element this season is the "Date Night" reward, which teams can win throughout the race to go on one-on-one romantic activities. »
Representing its biggest format twist in years, CBS' "The Amazing Race" announced its Season 26 cast on Tuesday (January 20). The 11 announced teams include six pre-existing couples, pairs who have been together between seven months and 10 years, and five individuals, who have been matched for a nationally televised blind date that could take them around the world. As usual, the "Amazing Race" field contains a couple celebrity ringers. You'll notice New Kids on the Block veteran Jonathan Knight paired with his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez, while Ally Dudek and Steven Langston are both veteran Winter Olympic medalists. In a new twist, the teams will have the chance to win Date Night rewards, letting couples experience one-on-one romantic activities including hot springs in Japan and star-gazing in Germany. All competing teams, both newly dating and established, are eligible for these Date Nights. "The Amazing Race" will have a 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, February 25 after »
- Daniel Fienberg
Film Music Reporter has news of two upcoming, high-profile scores and their composers.
Christophe Beck is behind the score to the Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning film Frozen. The Frozen soundtrack, certified platinum 11 weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies, and spent five non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Beck returned to the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted after scoring The Muppets in 2011. He’s also scored the blockbuster Hangover trilogy, Tower Heist, Due Date, Date Night and Pitch Perfect. He staged the drama for such films as We Are Marshall, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Elektra, The Sentinel, Under The Tuscan Sun, and indie films Year Of The Dog, Phoebe In Wonderland, Saved! and the award-winning documentary Waiting For Superman. »
- Melissa Thompson
Last night “Sleepy Hollow” returned from its holiday hiatus, and while there are still a lot of problems with this season so far (an angel? really?), here’s hoping Episode 2.13, “Pittura Infamante,” which doesn’t air until the 19th, can get… Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
Nick and Vanessa Lachey have officially welcomed their second child!
The two gave birth to daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth on Monday, Jan. 5, Vanessa announced via her website on Tuesday.
"Nick, Camden and I are So excited to announce the birth of our sweet, beautiful baby girl, Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey!" the former Total Request Live host writes, also sharing a black-and-white photo of her holding her daughter's tiny hand. "I have been dreaming of this moment for as long as I can remember, the day I was going to meet my little girl."
"A friend recently told me how magical today was going to be because it’s the day I would meet my best friend," she adds. "I can’t even begin to tell you how it felt to hold her in my arms for the very first time. Mommy, Daddy »
17 items from 2015
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