BANTER BLENDER #91: Talking Survivor, Amazing Race with Michelle Collins

What better way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend than by talking about TV? Michelle Collins ( joins Ben Mandelker ( to talk about the season finales of “Survivor” and “Amazing Race.” Along the way, the two have plenty of tangents, including talks of mishaps at Target and sartorial mistakes at H&M. Definitely load […]


The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business continued its aforementioned unfinished business this week as the teams continued to trek through Australia. The added twist this time, however, was that the gang had to spend an arduous portion of the leg dressed as silly kangaroos, replete with bouncy shoes. It was really just the producers’ attempt to […]

AMAZING RACE PHOTOCAP: ‘Unfinished Business’ Leaves Us With… Unfinished Business

Based on the miniscule marketing surge behind it, you might not have realized this, but The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business premiered on Sunday with eleven of our most somewhat memorable teams ever. We had some colorful faves like the cowboys (Jett and Cord) and the Harlem Globetrotters (Flight Time & Big Easy). Also returning were […]

Oh Look — Even More TV Banter!

Check it out: yet another episode of “Off Script” where Matt Whitfield and I spent entirely too much time talking about reality TV. Again, we cover The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Atlanta; plus, we talk Survivor, Amazing Race, Top Chef, and then rank our top ten overlooked reality gems. The lists are actually […]

CHECK IT OUT: More TV Banter!

About six weeks ago, I posted about a web show I’m hosting, and I’m happy to report that we finally taped a second episode last week. Joining me once again was Matt Whitfield, the Features editor for Yahoo! Entertainment, and just like last time, we spent a good amount of energy talking about The Real […]

‘Amazing Race’ Gets Medieval On Our Asses

Greatest apologies: I am working on something non-blog related, which means I can’t give The Amazing Race its moment in the spotlight; however, in an effort to get some content up today, I’m posting this photo and an open ended question to the readers: what did you think about the season premiere? Furthermore, who do […]

MUST WATCH: Finally, An ‘Amazing Race’ Clip For Our Inner-Gallagher

The Amazing Race may have finally lost the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition, but that doesn’t mean it’s not outstanding anymore. Take, for example, the clip above, which CBS leaked from the upcoming seventh season. This is a FAIL if there ever was one. Via Reality Blurred

AMAZING RACE PHOTOCAP: Well That Was Anticlimactic

I haven’t done a photocap for The Amazing Race in weeks, but I thought with the finale last night, why not write something up. Stuck with just the cowboys, the brothers, and Miss South California & Co., the hour basically hinged on one thing: make sure that spoiled brat Caite didn’t win. She and her […]

The Million Dollar Pee-Pee

What would you do for a million dollars? Eat a starfish? Run around a foreign country in drag? Piss your pants? Clearly we found the answer to that question on last night’s episode of The Amazing Race where (SPOILER ALERT) Jen and Kisha were eliminated in the most boneheaded and memorable of ways. Yes, with […]