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We made it through the blizzard! That means it’s time to warm up and dry off with a week of musical performances and Bruce Willis blowing things up.
That and several other post-disater to-dos for this week’s planner. Don’t forget to tell us what we missed.
Our full recap of The Amazing Race is in the works, but before that goes up, we thought it only right to let you know who took home the $1 million prize.
Tonight’s two-hour finale saw the three final teams — Lexi & Trey, James & Jaymes, and Josh & Brent — travel from Europe to the city that is the main home to EW itself: New York! The teams skittered from Coney Island to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (where one from each team had to escape a straight jacket while hanging upside down!) to Lombardi’s in Little Italy to, finally, the United Nations. There, the final challenge had them matching up the words for “hello” and “goodbye” from each of the nine countries they visited on their adventure.
Since it was a memory challenge (it always is at the end!), it’s really no surprise, then, that the winning team was…
In a way, Batman is sort of like Santa Claus. He’s cloaked in mystery, sorts through the naughty and the nice at night, and has helpers who build his magnificent toys. Also — little known fact — the real Santa delivers his “Ho, ho, ho’s” in an Eastwoodian whisper. So it makes some sense that The Dark Knight Rises arrives on Blu-ray just in time for it to become the stocking stuffer of the holiday season. (Yeah, like you’re going to wait that long to watch it again.)
Check out what else this week has in store.
SUNDAY, Dec. 2
Boardwalk Empire season finale, HBO, 10 p.m.
Empire has demonstrated that it knows how to close. Every season, HBO’s gangster prohibition drama eases into the action, patiently setting up the game’s pieces during the first few episodes, before thundering towards an emotional climax. Expect more fireworks tonight. READ FULL STORY
Starting the day with eggs from Martha Stewart’s Bedford, N.Y., farm? Now that‘s a good thing. To preview her upcoming Cooking School, the domestic mogul hosted an intimate demonstration at her New York City HQ today.
Entering the event, I must admit that I feared even putting myself in the sightline of La Stewart would send me into a tizzy akin to Ellen DeGeneres in her hilariously chaotic 1995 Thanksgiving episode of Ellen. Then came the aforementioned eggs, the homemade jams (blueberry, raspberry, and cherry), and the caramelized grapefruit (with a candied blood orange garnish — obviously)… and let’s just say Martha knows that the way to ease the nerves is through a glorious food coma. READ FULL STORY
Twenty seasons in and yet The Amazing Race still has the power to be one of the most nail-biting shows on TV. If this season unsatisfied some with its especially shrill, unlikable final four teams, it more than made up for personality deficiencies with sheer excitement. In tonight’s Hawaii-set finale, Army officer Dave and his wife Rachel reached the finish line first. They won, right? Wrong! They had completely skipped a Roadblock challenge, a bizarre task that was some kind of Hawaiian grass sledding, so they had to go back and start it from scratch. That meant Season 20 was officially anybody’s game. But there could only be one winner. And the victors were…! READ FULL STORY
'The Amazing Race': Chat live with Phil Keoghan on EW.com during hour two of the season finale at 9:00 p.m. ET
Don’t let any roadblocks, detours, or speed bumps prevent you from being on EW.com tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT because Phil Keoghan himself is going to chat live with you during the second hour of The Amazing Race‘s season finale. He’s going to be adding his live commentary to everything that happens as Rachel & Dave, Vanessa & Ralph, Art & JJ, and Brendon & “Big Brother” Rachel face a Japanese game show and a lifeguard challenge in Hawaii, then race to the finish line of the 20th season.
Expect Vanessa to suggest “surgical enhancements” to “Big Brother” Rachel, Dave to yell at his wife, paranoid Art & JJ to think the other teams are out to get them (they are, guys!), and “Big Brother” Rachel to have another meltdown. Why wouldn’t she? She has every other week.
Even more importantly, Phil will be taking your questions, so be thinking of what you want to ask. Possible topics for consideration: Are Mark & Bopper as lovable in real life as they are on TV? What’s more fashionable: Azerbaijani oil bathing or Tyrolian beard twirling? Does “Big Brother” Rachel need hair to be pretty? And just who exactly provides Phil’s never-less-than-awesome country-specific attire?
I’ll be starting the chat myself at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT–we’ll be going live simultaneously on the West Coast–then Phil will take over an hour later to close out the season. Consider me his opening act. See you then! Or, as Phil might say, don’t be the last team to arrive.
Word came down the pipe today (via TMZ) that the producers behind the Gremlin-like Real Housewives franchise are seeking out good Christian… uh… ladies for a reality series based on ABC’s GCB. In the era of reality proliferation, it’s become a go-to to rip off the hard work of TV writers and reproduce their ideas cheaply by training the lens on a coterie of overindulged, under-restrained aspiring singers and actresses. Indeed, it’s exactly how Real Housewives was born: the small-screen version of Athena springing from the head of Zeus, only replace the goddess of wisdom with Vicki Gunvalson and Zeus with Teri Hatcher naked in a bush. But what about turning the tables? Wouldn’t it be exciting to see a reality show milked for all its dramatic potential in the scripted world? Below, I offer up a few suggestions, then you can chip in your own in the comments. READ FULL STORY
Chat live with 'Amazing Race' alums Justin Kanew and Zev Glassenberg tonight; plus, 'Walking Dead,' 'Celeb Apprentice' chats and more!
Tonight, starting at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT Amazing Race alums Justin Kanew and Zev Glassenberg will chat live with you on EW.com, take your questions, and add their running commentary to the new episode of the 20th cycle of CBS’s venerable franchise.
Known affectionately to their fans as “Team Zinger” for their repertoire of rimshot-worthy one-liners and off-the-cuff cultural commentary, Justin and Zev first distinguished themselves on Season 15 of The Amazing Race. All seemed well when the duo arrived as Team No. 1 at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A pair of motorcycles awaited them as their reward! But then, Zev realized he’d lost his passport, and host Phil Keoghan, being the stickler for travel documents that he is, announced he wouldn’t be able to check them in until they could find it. Zev and Justin searched everywhere, but they couldn’t retrieve it before all the other teams had checked in, leading to their on-the-spot elimination. They later returned for the 18th cycle, titled Unfinished Business, where they placed fourth. Get your questions ready for Justin and Zev, and see you tonight at 7:45!
At the same time, my distinguished colleague Hillary Busis will be hosting her live chat of Once Upon a Time. And then at 9:00 p.m. ET, riff with us about all the boardroom backstabbing on Celebrity Apprentice. I know the hearts of Trekkies everywhere hang heavy this week following the firing of George Takei last Sunday, but, to co-opt The Donald’s own hyperbolic rhetoric, this will be the best…live chat…ever. It’s gonna be a yoooge event. I mean, yoooge.
Also, at 9:00 p.m. we have our live chat of The Walking Dead. Still grieving for poor, achingly self-righteous Dale after he was torn apart by a walker last week? Commiserate with your fellow fans and mourn him together. Consider our live chat Dale’s wake.
With all of our chats we’ll be going a few minutes (or more) after the episode ends, so you can collect your thoughts and share your instant feedback about what you just saw, especially if it was a shocker. You just know that if there’s a three-way brawl between Penn Jillette, Arsenio Hall, and Lou Ferrigno on Celebrity Apprentice you’ll have to weigh in, right? Look forward to chatting with you tonight!
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