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Title: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2007, 03:32:18 PM
US Broadcaster's Golf Stunt Starting In Inverclyde
26 August 2007

 

INVERCLYDE will be showcased to millions of viewers in America when a major broadcaster stops off in the area as part of an unusual travel feature.

CBS News is coming to Scotland next week to broadcast a series of travel stories, and has given a correspondent the task of hitting a golf ball across the entire country.

Phil Keoghan from The Early Show faces the challenge of hitting a golf ball from west to east; starting in Inverclyde and ending more than 100 miles away in St Andrew’s at the Old Course.

Inverclyde’s Provost Michael McCormick will meet Phil to wish him luck on Tuesday morning when the quirky news assignment gets underway at the Free French Memorial on Greenock’s Lyle

Provost McCormick said: “While I don’t envy the golf challenge CBS has set Phil, I’m pleased they’ve chosen to set off from Inverclyde and I’ll certainly be going along to wish him well as he heads for St Andrew’s. In fact, if I’d more time, I’d have joined Phil on his challenge.

“Inverclyde is a great location with fantastic river views, great golf courses, a host of heritage sites and welcoming, friendly people. So I’m delighted we’ll have the chance to show America what Inverclyde has to offer. In fact, many viewers in America may well have family connections back to Inverclyde.”

Phil Keoghan said: “I’ve always loved the people of Scotland and I just figured the best way to connect with them and really experience the culture would be through the game of golf. I look forward to teeing off from Inverclyde.”


http://www.inverclydenow.com/news-detail4.asp?ID=585
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on August 27, 2007, 06:15:05 PM
Gooo Phil! :woohoo:  Good luck!

puddin, it says "Phil Keoghan from The Early Show...."

I didn't know Phil was a "correspondent" for cbs and/or the Early Show.  ???   I think of him as only the TAR host! 
He must work for cbs in different capacities, huh?

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2007, 06:22:20 PM
Rudy, Phil does this Keoghans Heroes  (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/21/earlyshow/series/amazingrace/main2833240.shtml) for the Early Show.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on August 27, 2007, 06:26:44 PM
Ohhh...ok.  Thanks puddin.  :hugs:
Guess I should research him to see what he's up to during off-season! :)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 27, 2007, 06:37:36 PM
No problem Rudy..it made me look and I had missed Phil's Star Trek voyage  :yess:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on August 28, 2007, 01:47:39 AM
Rudy, Phil does this Keoghans Heroes  (http://Keoghan's Heroes) for the Early Show.
The link takes me to "Error 500 'keoghan's%252...' Unknown Host."  Do you have an http address? 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Slowhatch on August 28, 2007, 09:58:57 AM
Try this link (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/21/earlyshow/series/amazingrace/main2833240.shtml). He wants to putt a golf ball across Scotland (http://www.noopportunitywasted.com/about_now/phil_list_now.php), which is slower but much easier on the wrists. He's also tagging along for a bike ride (http://www.infonews.co.nz/news.cfm?id=5246) with his wife Louise.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 28, 2007, 10:16:28 AM
Oh I see what I did. thanks Slowhatch  :kuss:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2007, 10:21:46 PM
More on  "Madcap Phil" (http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/article.php?sec=1&id=10679) and the golfing... :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 28, 2007, 10:25:42 PM
 :lol3: That wild and crazy Phil, you never know where he might show up next or what crazy madcap thing he will do.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on August 29, 2007, 12:39:43 AM
Thanks to all of you for the added links and info!  :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:    I'll check'em out.....
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 29, 2007, 03:00:14 AM
CYCLING  28 August 2007, 11:45AM

Amazing Race host enters K2
By The ARC Team

COROMANDEL

Phil Keoghan, host of the Amazing Race and holder of the World record for highest bungee jump, has heard that the K2 is the toughest ride in the Southern Hemisphere.

He is coming over from the States with his wife Louise and a few friends to give it a go – so be sure to look out for the custom made bike with “No Opportunity Lost” emblazoned on the back !

Entries have now passed the 500 mark and remember that we are limiting the entries to 1,000 riders in each event this year, for competitor safety and enjoyment reasons.

Would also like to remind you that you can enter as a group of 5 and get the 5th entry free – so if you are a good organizer get some of your friends together and enter as a group !

You can enter online via our website at www.arcevents.co.nz/k2cycle

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2007, 12:13:53 PM
The Putts Begin! (http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/article.php?sec=1&id=11413)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Philstartsthegolf.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 29, 2007, 12:19:53 PM
It's the raised eyebrow!  :yess: :yess: :yess:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2007, 12:52:23 PM
Could it possibly be Phil in a kilt??

I have my hopes! :luvu:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on August 29, 2007, 09:21:32 PM
lol...I'd love to see Phil in a kilt!  :wohoo: :wohoo:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Slowhatch on August 29, 2007, 09:41:42 PM
Well, this is odd. A coffee house owner in Stirling claims Phil visited his shop today (http://scunnerred.livejournal.com/#item21077); if so, he's already traveled 50 miles (map here (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Greenock,+Inverclyde&geocode=&dirflg=&daddr=stirling,+scotland&f=d&hl=en&sll=55.939971,-4.509201&sspn=0.223816,0.752563&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=10))
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on August 29, 2007, 10:34:46 PM
Phil has been at it for 2 days, so going 50 miles in 2 days would be spectacular if solely on foot. However, there was some reference to bicycling with his wife. It would be possible to putt along a road(much easier than through fields, where any fences would make getting over them with a putter somewhat difficult although not impossible) and ride a bike along that road for the increments that the ball travels.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2007, 11:55:41 PM
Nice find Slowhatch!

Quote
The walk will take them four days and they will end up in St Andrews, the home of golf.

They say it is 100 miles so guess they are covering about 25 a day? Does it say anywhere that he is actually walking the whole way? Or is it hit the ball, ride along, hit the ball, etc...

Funny comments about his crew though...

And while the image of a biker-golfer Phil is actually quite entertaining, I think the K2 cycling race  (http://www.arcevents.co.nz/k2cycle/content/?page_id=56) is actually a NZ challenge scheduled for Oct 27...

I'm still keeping my eyes peeled for a pic of Phil in a kilt! :lol:


Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 21, 2007, 01:37:16 AM
OH BOY  :jumpy:! You have to watch the video :luvu:

(http://i12.[banned image hosting site].com/54dmyxx.jpg)

Amazing Race's Phil prepares to WoW (+ video)
By KELLY ANDREW - The Dominion Post | Friday, 21 September 2007


KENT BLECHYNDEN/Dominion Post
ENDURING TIES: Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is all tied up, ready for the 'man unleashed' section of the Montana World of WearableArt awards, which he is filming for a documentary series.

Phil Keoghan is all tied up, ready for the "man unleashed" section of the Montana World of WearableArt awards.
 View video (http://www.stuff.co.nz/videoplayer/111844a14797.html)

The Los Angeles-based Kiwi, host of TV show The Amazing Race, which this week won its fifth consecutive Emmy, is making guest appearances in the Wellington show tonight and tomorrow night.

To the sounds of It's Raining Men, he models a suit -made from interlaced silk ties with a matching top hat and cane - created by Nelson designer Sarah Hornibrooke for the 1998 awards.

Keoghan is filming the show and its creator, Suzie Moncrieff, for his documentary series Keoghan's Heroes, which will screen in the United States.

He said WoW epitomised Kiwi innovation and creativity and he was keen to get it more international exposure.

"Resourcefulness is a huge part of our culture and clearly this has come from that way of thinking. I love people that break the mould and do things differently."

When the organisers suggested he take part he jumped at the opportunity.

"With my stories, I don't like to be spectator. I don't like to stand on the sidelines. I'd rather step into the story and tell the story."

The WoW awards officially opened last night at the TSB Bank Arena, showcasing 156 carefully crafted garments. The first scenes are of a girl being read a bedtime story before the dream-like extravaganza begins. Her bed grows wings and floats to the ceiling; monsters reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are romp across the stage.

The awards, including supreme winner, will be presented tonight but the show continues till September 30. There are limited tickets left on some nights.

The winners will be pictured in tomorrow's Dominion Post.

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Slowhatch on September 21, 2007, 01:54:17 AM
And I thought he was just a shopper (http://snottygrrl.livejournal.com/223031.html).  :lol:
In other Phil news, either some group (http://libertyleagueintl.blogspot.com/) is promoting him without his knowledge, or he's making some unwise choices (do some googling and you'll see what I mean).
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 21, 2007, 02:08:04 AM
What the hell is this Libery League? Amway?  :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on September 21, 2007, 07:15:20 AM
From the article BELOW the article you get directly from the link, Liberty League is all about free enterprise as exemplified by Multi Level Marketking. Phil will be speaking to a convention of Multi Level Marketing zealots and wannabes. In this environment the actual product is not critical to the MLMers.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 22, 2007, 10:19:30 PM
And I thought he was just a shopper (http://snottygrrl.livejournal.com/223031.html).  :lol:
In other Phil news, either some group (http://libertyleagueintl.blogspot.com/) is promoting him without his knowledge, or he's making some unwise choices (do some googling and you'll see what I mean).
From your article Slowhatch "Liberty Conference in Cancun, Mexico on October 11-13th."

Keoghan tackles big race (http://www.stuff.co.nz/4212029a1860.html)

Keoghan will remain at his Coromandel holiday home for a few days after the October 16 race before flying back to California to compete in the Baja 1000 driving race.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2007, 10:49:16 PM
Uh-oh...

Not good for us! if he is competing in that Race in Baja it is Nov 10-16, which seems as though it would be conflicting with the pre or start of a  TAR race IF there was going to be one this fall...Teams left last year on 11/20 and there would have to be at least a week of pre-race stuff so seems too close for me....

LINK (http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=240181&FS=SCORE)

Makes everything else we have heard about a Jan/Feb airing start for TAR 12  even more likely :'(  if they aren't going to be working on filming another one to have ready for the spring.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 22, 2007, 11:34:57 PM
Pass me some Xanax please  :'(
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 22, 2007, 11:44:17 PM
Would a martini do?   :martini:  I needed a stiff something after seeing that bit of news.

But it does sadly correlate with what I was saying just yesterday HERE (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12523.msg232144.html#msg232144) too.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on September 22, 2007, 11:59:13 PM
How can Phil do that. I thought actors, tv hosts -whoever can not book something during a time that they are suppose to be working on a show.
I guess Phil has a voice over CBS TAR and everyone involved.
It will also affect ratings, and sweeps.
Sure isn't nice, taking his Emmy and leaving us high and dry.
I still can't believe TAR is delayed so Phil can compete in a race. (:;)



Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2007, 12:04:51 AM
I think maybe you have it backwards?

If this info is correct, then he is able to compete in the race because TAR's airing has been planned for early 2008, and not the other way around.

We have been hearing for quite awhile that TAR might not air until then--this is just one more piece of evidence.

I don't think Phil has much control over the air dates, and I expect his schedule is planned out around TAR far in advance.

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on September 23, 2007, 12:12:48 AM
I think maybe you have it backwards?

If this info is correct, then he is able to compete in the race because TAR's airing has been planned for early 2008, and not the other way around.

We have been hearing for quite awhile that TAR might not air until then--this is just one more piece of evidence.

I don't think Phil has much control over the air dates, and I expect his schedule is planned out around TAR far in advance.



You think GP? I thought all this is because of him wanting to do this race. Has TAR always been aired around the same time or has this happend before?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2007, 12:30:11 AM
This has been going on for a quite awhile, ca bb fan.

I think we have known since shortly after TARcon that this year there might be a cutback to one show a year. And if that is what it takes to keep TAR alive, then we are truly grateful for that. Not happy mind you, but grateful.

We were told that TAR would be a mid season replacement which started a lot of speculation that TAR could be slipped into the schedule this fall to take the place of the first cancelled CBS show.

But as I posted  here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,12523.msg232144.html#msg232144), while that could happen, I think it is unlikely.

These dates are very close and I am NOT saying that it is impossible for there to be a race filmed this year--just that it is seeming more unlikely.  Maybe Phil is going to the race only for a couple of days--leaving him plenty of time to make a race start IF there was going to be one.

But Phil would never let a personal fun experience get in the way of TAR and I will say that with certainty. He has been way too loyal to the program and the fans to let that happen at all.

I'll see what more I can find out about this--but in the meantime let's remember that we can only speculate, that nothing is known for sure, and that Phil has probably no more control over this than we do.

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: gingerman28 on September 23, 2007, 11:22:32 AM


We were told that TAR would be a mid season replacement which started a lot of speculation that TAR could be slipped into the schedule this fall to take the place of the first cancelled CBS show.







I hope that they don't just "slip" TAR into the schedule.  It takes promotion ahead of time to build an audience.  Look how far in advance they started promoing the last TAR show.  Also look at Survivor and how far in advance CBS promos it. A good tease leads to a lot more interest in the show.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 28, 2007, 04:49:35 PM
(http://i21.[banned image hosting site].com/fc4ly1.jpg)

Homegrown Emmy star shines
By PHIL HAMILTON and PAUL GORMAN - The Press | Saturday, 29 September 2007

more here  (http://stuff.co.nz/4218715a6009.html)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 02, 2007, 10:32:41 PM
I was listening to Hockey Night in Canada radio on Sirius Satellite Radio today and all of a sudden, I hear, "I'm Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race...." And it was a promo for No Opportunities Wasted on CBC Television! In the middle of hockey talk, it was Phil. Tremendous! I'll take my Phil fix any way I can get it. :tup: :tup: :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: realisophie on October 03, 2007, 12:28:07 PM
lol...I'd love to see Phil in a kilt!  :wohoo: :wohoo:


Ohhhhh mmmmyyyy.... this I got to see too heeheheheh..... ***y.....
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: randomnzer on October 05, 2007, 11:40:20 PM
http://tvnzondemand.co.nz/content/ondemand_whats_hot/ondemand_whats_hot_video_skin?tab=&sb=date-descending&e=breakfast_keoghan#ep_breakfast_keoghan
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 07, 2007, 06:58:21 AM
Aw shucks, it wouldn't play for me!  And I bet it shows Phil in a kilt, right?

 randomnzer...:welcome: to the forum!  Glad you joined!  :yess:

Thank you for posting the link to see Phil.  He is sooo cool and yes...***y...no matter what he's wearing!  :wohoo:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: randomnzer on October 07, 2007, 02:33:45 PM
For some reason it refuses to play in Firefox. Try opening the link in IE.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 12, 2007, 12:50:48 AM
NOW (http://www.cbc.ca/now/includes/video.html?ep=2&obj=542992033) site with some Phil :luvu:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 12, 2007, 01:34:37 AM
Sharks! Nobody said there were SHARKS! :rfth:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 12, 2007, 01:42:38 AM
NOW (http://www.cbc.ca/now/includes/video.html?ep=2&obj=542992033) site with some Phil :luvu:
That site sure locked up Aol awhile ago.  puddin, could you give me a URL please...so I can open it in IE?  Thanks!  :kuss:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 12, 2007, 01:47:14 AM
Here you go Rudy:
http://cbc.a.mms.mavenapps.net/mms/rt/1/site/cbc-factualentertainmentcbc-pub01-live/current/launch.html?maven_playerId=nowfullscreenplayer&maven_referralPlaylistId=753078584d261b4fba85d010ad89bdecfe1e7f05&maven_referralObject=542992033&maven_dartZone=undefined&maven_dartSite=undefined

It opened right away for me in IE...
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 12, 2007, 02:30:57 AM
Thanks peach.  :kuss:  :hugs:
 Can you tell me exactly what part shows Phil?  Or is he in all parts?  I have trouble opening these types of players (I guess b/c I don;t have DSL. ) 

I have the site bookmarked in my TAR folder! 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on October 14, 2007, 03:05:40 AM
Phil on some business and probably pleasure in Cancun this weekend! Wish I was vacationing there right now.

Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race" To Speak At Liberty Conference 2007

It's official: Phil Keoghan, host of the CBS Emmy-award winning show, The Amazing Race will be one of the speakers at the Liberty Conference in Cancun, Mexico on October 11-13th.

Phil Keoghan is in his 11th season of The Amazing Race and has hosted more than 1,000 shows since the age of 19. His forte' is traveling the world and highlighting examples of people who live life "on purpose" and in empowering others to break through barriers.

Speaking for corporate events is not Phil's normal "gig". I read his book -- NOW: No Opportunity Wasted -- a year ago and contacted him to find out if he ever did any speaking. He's more into TV and expressed a certain "selectiveness" about what kinds of speaking engagements he was willing to be involved in. The producer of live events contacted him with some materials that highlighted who Liberty League is and what kinds of events we host...he heartily agreed to come and speak for us.

It's going to be an "Amazing" event with the host of "The Amazing Race"!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 14, 2007, 05:09:47 AM
ca bb fn:  Credits for the above article go to _______ ?  (Source) and ________?  (Author)  Also:  Date?   Link?
Thanks! :)

(interesting article)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 14, 2007, 05:25:21 AM
Here you go Rudy:
http://cbc.a.mms.mavenapps.net/mms/rt/1/site/cbc-factualentertainmentcbc-pub01-live/current/launch.html?maven_playerId=nowfullscreenplayer&maven_referralPlaylistId=753078584d261b4fba85d010ad89bdecfe1e7f05&maven_referralObject=542992033&maven_dartZone=undefined&maven_dartSite=undefined

It opened right away for me in IE...
peach, Do you use XP or Vista?  My XP is not loading it.  Or maybe it just takes a lonnng time? ???
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on October 14, 2007, 11:48:03 AM
RudyRules

Just a reminder as previously posted by SlowHatch on  Reply #20 on: September 21, 2007, 02:53:54 AM

...........and my personal comment that I wish I was there.

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 14, 2007, 06:45:51 PM
RudyRules

Just a reminder as previously posted by SlowHatch on  Reply #20 on: September 21, 2007, 02:53:54 AM

...........and my personal comment that I wish I was there.

Your personal comment is fine, ca bb fan.  :tup:  You just forgot to put the CREDITS.  I did not read Slowhatch's reply #20 until awhile ago.  We can't assume that everyone reads every reply.   

It is required and just common courtesty to include the credits for other people's articles even if someone else already did:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race" To Speak At Liberty Conference 2007

It's official: Phil Keoghan, host of the CBS Emmy-award winning show, The Amazing Race will be one of the speakers at the Liberty Conference in Cancun, Mexico on October 11-13th.

Phil Keoghan is in his 11th season of The Amazing Race and has hosted more than 1,000 shows since the age of 19. His forte' is traveling the world and highlighting examples of people who live life "on purpose" and in empowering others to break through barriers.

Speaking for corporate events is not Phil's normal "gig". I read his book -- NOW: No Opportunity Wasted -- a year ago and contacted him to find out if he ever did any speaking. He's more into TV and expressed a certain "selectiveness" about what kinds of speaking engagements he was willing to be involved in. The producer of live events contacted him with some materials that highlighted who Liberty League is and what kinds of events we host...he heartily agreed to come and speak for us.

It's going to be an "Amazing" event with the host of "The Amazing Race"!

Tony Rush
Executive Marketing Council
Liberty League International
http://www.libertyleague.com/start (http://www.libertyleague.com/start)

----------------
Just trying to help,
Rudy :waves:

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2007, 07:49:27 PM
Cute home video of Phil at that conference we hope he doesn't regret!   :lol:


 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2007, 08:00:12 PM
:luvu: I like! Thanks peachs  :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on October 14, 2007, 08:57:52 PM
me too peach...like the video uhh...i mean like PHIL!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Slowhatch on October 21, 2007, 10:50:57 PM
Phil talks with Pippa Wetzel (http://www.nzrealitytv.com/2007/10/phil-keoghan-at-wearable-art-awards.html).
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on October 21, 2007, 10:56:55 PM
Pippa Wetzell she is on Good-morning aye she is a New Zealander and I am too of course I watch her every morning on T.V and she is my mums best-friends daughter-in-law I have met her twice she talks to us over the phone. Lol good 2 see!!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 30, 2007, 10:42:59 PM
Check Out 'Everest 2: Beyond The Limit'

..............
New this year, beginning November 27 at 11PM ET/PT and airing following the last four episodes of the series, viewers can catch the world premiere of "After The Climb," hosted by Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race). This four-part series features amateur climbers from the 2007 climb, joined by an illustrious pantheon of Everest mountaineers, for a candid conversation about climbing the mother of all mountains, their individual climb experiences, their motivations and concerns about attempting something so dangerous, whether technology and willpower are enough in the face of the power of nature, whether any of them could survive without the Sherpas, and more.

more here  (http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/10/30/check_out_everest_2_beyond_the_limit_)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on November 01, 2007, 12:21:18 PM
puddin, I was not clear on what "after the series" meant until I clicked on "MORE". That clarified that "after the series" means the 8-part Discovery Channel series "Everest2: Beyond the Limit". I had thought you possibly meant Amazing Race 12 as the series, which didn't appear to fit the timing.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 01, 2007, 03:17:14 PM
It would be funny to have Phil interview racers on top of Mount Everest.  :lol: :lol: :lol3: :lol3:

Phil: So Shana & Jennifer, how does it feel to be eliminated?
Shana: Phil, it's so cold up here.
Phil: Shut up and answer the question.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 01, 2007, 03:19:16 PM
 :lol: *snort*
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2007, 03:47:39 PM
:lol: *snort*



:funny: DITTO for me!  :rotf:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on November 01, 2007, 07:27:33 PM
It would be funny to have Phil interview racers on top of Mount Everest.  :lol: :lol: :lol3: :lol3:

Phil: So Shana & Jennifer, how does it feel to be eliminated?
Shana: Phil, it's so cold up here.
Phil: Shut up and answer the question.
LOL! Good one,TARAsia Fan!  :lol: :lol3: :rotf:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2007, 12:35:46 AM
Come to the Media All-Stars Lunch Nov. 12

Mediaweek's 22nd annual Media All-Stars will honor the best and brightest of the media agency business at a luncheon Nov. 12 at New York's Grand Hyatt, featuring guest host Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race. Cocktails start at 11:15 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. To purchase tickets, please call Courtney Kraft at 646-654-5128 or visit www.mediaall-stars.com.

link  (http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/current/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003667721)
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Post by: tarbuckeye on November 05, 2007, 12:37:59 AM
My kind of job...cocktails start at 11:15AM!!!   :jam:  :wohoo: :jam:
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 27, 2007, 02:08:34 AM
The new Discovery TV show about climbing Everest starts tomorrow. Phil hosts.

Nov 27, 11:00 pm

(60 minutes)  After the Climb
Dual with the Mountain


Host Phil Keoghan has a fireside chat with five climbers from "Everest: Beyond the Limit 2" and several renowned Everest veterans to discuss their personal duel with the tallest mountain on earth. What does it take? Sequences from "Everest" illustrate.
 
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Post by: RudyRules on November 28, 2007, 02:08:25 AM
Aww shucks, just missed it.  It's on here at 12am. 
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2007, 02:15:57 PM
PHIL will be hosting the Family Television Awards (http://bigtvnewspage.blogspot.com/2007/11/family-tv-awards.html) which will air on Thursday, December 27th at 9pm ET on the CW Network. 

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He noted that years ago, nearly all television was considered family television. Keoghan explained, "People used to sit down and watch television as families when the choices were very limited." He added, "Today the choices are huge and there's so much variety that there's less family television."
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Post by: patlini on November 29, 2007, 02:20:18 PM
this totally up Phil's street (or as I imagine Phil to be)
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Post by: puddin on November 29, 2007, 03:41:08 PM
YAY I think I get 3 CW's  ! Someone is going to have to remind me please--- :luvu:
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Post by: RudyRules on November 29, 2007, 11:29:27 PM
PHIL will be hosting the Family Television Awards (http://bigtvnewspage.blogspot.com/2007/11/family-tv-awards.html) which will air on Thursday, December 27th at 9pm ET on the CW Network. 

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He noted that years ago, nearly all television was considered family television. Keoghan explained, "People used to sit down and watch television as families when the choices were very limited." He added, "Today the choices are huge and there's so much variety that there's less family television."
Phil sure gets a lot of good speaking engagements, which is great! :tup:
I'm marking this on my calendar...
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Post by: puddin on December 23, 2007, 01:21:02 PM
A Phil sighting~
Next Stop on the Amazing Race? MATARANGI!!
http://americannzadventures.blogspot.com/2007/12/next-stop-on-amazing-race-matarangi.html
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 27, 2007, 01:50:32 AM
Reminder: Phil hosts the Family Television Awards 12/27 9PM on CW. :yess:

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Post by: RudyRules on December 27, 2007, 01:59:30 AM
:yess:  I've been looking forward to this!  :tup:
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Post by: puddin on December 29, 2007, 12:02:05 AM
I missed it  :groan:! I didn't even know today was FRIDAY  :pull


found some goodies though :luvu:


(http://aycu25.webshots.com/image/39864/2002985966524125176_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002985966524125176)

(http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/37394/2002976007920155157_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002976007920155157)
(http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/39766/2002914569677218868_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002914569677218868)
(http://aycu39.webshots.com/image/39478/2002986778904111693_rs.jpg) (http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/v/2002986778904111693)
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Post by: michael on December 29, 2007, 12:06:15 AM
haha 'sup philly
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 29, 2007, 01:46:45 AM
Well, we were at the Nutcracker and I forgot to TiVo it so I missed it too! But those pictures are yummy...thanks puddin!
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Post by: RudyRules on December 29, 2007, 02:27:05 AM
I watched only the very first...showing the photos above...and have it all on tape!  Will watch the rest.  Gee Girls, I'm sorry you forgot. neener neener!  :neener:

Phil can't compete with the Nutcracker? ha ha   

btw, I didn't realize how TALL he is until the awards show.  Skinny yes, but 6ft+ tall?  Really? Or did the cams lie?   ;)
  
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Post by: Mrs Shrek on December 29, 2007, 04:59:14 AM
I don't think this has been already linked to:
Here is an interview summary of Phil's "7 deadly sins"
http://www.nzrealitytv.com/2007/12/phil-keoghan-7-deadly-sins.html (http://www.nzrealitytv.com/2007/12/phil-keoghan-7-deadly-sins.html)
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Post by: RudyRules on January 03, 2008, 04:36:10 AM
This is old, but worth repeating!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/28/earlyshow/series/main677004.shtml

Stop The Excuses, Live Your Dreams
Phil Keoghan Shows You How In The Family Circle

NEW YORK, March 1, 2005
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 04, 2008, 02:09:26 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4345001a1860.html

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Amazing Emmy winner rides in for breakfast
By REBECCA HARPER - Waikato Times | Saturday, 05 January 2008


COROMANDEL STAR: The Amazing Race presenter Phil Keoghan breakfasts with wife Louise and a friend at Umu Cafe yesterday.


Phil Keoghan was the first to arrive at his pit stop yesterday but Coromandel holidaymakers appeared oblivious to having an Emmy-winning reality TV star in their midst.


Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race in which competing couples race to complete challenges around the world, cycled the 26km from his holiday home in Matarangi to Coromandel without apparently encountering any road blocks or detours, to breakfast with his wife Louise and friends at Umu Cafe.

Keoghan and his family are based in Santa Monica, but the New Zealand-born star has been spending Christmas on the Coromandel Peninsula since 1989.

"We started coming here when Louise's family established a house here and it's become a tradition. All of the family comes," he said.

Originally from Christchurch, Keoghan said he visited New Zealand in between filming commitments up to 12 times a year.

Sporting a few blisters on his hand, Keoghan took just over an hour to cycle the windy hill to Coromandel.

"We took it easy today because we did quite a hard ride yesterday. We've also been paddle boating, which is great exercise for core strengthening and complements the cycling."

There's also been time to fit in waterskiing and wakeboarding since the family arrived on December 22. They fly out this weekend as Keoghan is about to shoot the 13th season of The Amazing Race.

At the moment he is scouting for locations.

"I got involved with the show in 2000. I'd been to 60 countries before I shot the race, so it just offered me another opportunity to continue that travel.

"It's a really amazing job and fits in perfectly with the philosophy of my book No Opportunity Wasted, which is about giving people a kick up the arse to get off the couch and do the things they've always wanted to do."

Phil scouts for locations? ???

I hear he plans to be in NYC for the finale though....
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Post by: michael on January 04, 2008, 02:35:34 PM
They are about to begin filming the 13th season?! :girly
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 04, 2008, 02:42:13 PM
As soon as Phil finds some locations! :hearts: :lol3:
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Post by: michael on January 04, 2008, 02:50:13 PM
LMAO i missed that part peach
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Post by: puddin on January 04, 2008, 03:10:43 PM
:luvu:
(http://i10.[banned image hosting site].com/7y6u59t.jpg)
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Post by: michael on January 04, 2008, 03:14:58 PM
haha, he doesn't look as clean as I'm used to seeing him on the show.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 04, 2008, 03:25:43 PM
Helmet head! :lol:
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Post by: patlini on January 04, 2008, 03:49:32 PM
aww bless him

phil is awesome
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Post by: apskip on January 04, 2008, 04:54:31 PM
I have never believed that the start of AR13 is going to wait until March or April. If filmed mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, it is now high summer in South America, the southern part of Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I think there's a reasonable chance that casting is already complete. I cannot imagine Phil actually scouting locations when that job is the responsibility of Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. They don't need Phil's help although his comments would probably be welcome. I think the route is scouted and ready to go. My bottom line is that AR13 may start immediately after Jan. 21 and it could conceivably start earlier than that if they manage extended an extended pitstop in the right place(maybe Europe) to get Phil to NYC on the 20th and back to wherever the evening of the 21st. I think that March/April talk is just a smokescreen so we are off-guard.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 04, 2008, 06:19:15 PM
I don't think it  will be starting before the finale but I agree with you and kogs that an earlier filming schedule is totally possible. And a southern route makes sense.

Eyes and ears open, everyone!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 04, 2008, 10:18:58 PM
I believe as the Writers Strike goes deeper into the season, CBS will need inventory for the May sweeps. Look for TAR13 to premiere sometime in April. Just my guess. I'll check with my TV sources in the NFL who always seem to know everything about their TV network partners before anyone else.
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Post by: puddin on January 04, 2008, 10:36:42 PM
Maybe it will follow BB9? :popcorn:
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Post by: michael on January 04, 2008, 10:40:02 PM
my life :'(
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 04, 2008, 10:57:45 PM
Maybe it will follow BB9? :popcorn:
Hmmm. That's an interesting thought. Or vice versa? TAR at 8 p.m. Sunday (more of a family friendly show than BB) and BB9 at 9 p.m. That could work.
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Post by: puddin on January 05, 2008, 01:09:03 AM
 :ascared

Go from office to awe-struck.
Go to the 2008 Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. It’s the West's largest travel event!

From safaris to scuba diving, wind surfing to wine tours, archeology excursions to relaxing on a pristine beach, here's where you’ll discover amazing travel destinations, attractions, activities, resorts, products, luxury goods and services and so much more.

More than 500 exhibitors. Trip giveaways. Cultural entertainment. And travel experts Rick Steves, Arthur and Pauline Frommer and Phil Keoghan of the Amazing Race and author of "No Opportunity Wasted". It’s everything you need to get far away from the every day.

Travel & Adventure Show at a Glance
February 9 - 10, 2008
Long Beach Convention Center
Travel Trade: Saturday 8 – 10 am
Public: Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

http://www.latimes.com/extras/travelshow/
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 05, 2008, 01:10:04 AM
*Finding an excuse to go to LA in February*

And you're up late, puddin!  :waves: :waves: :waves: :waves:
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 05, 2008, 06:00:32 AM
Thanks puddin! :hearts:
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Post by: puddin on January 07, 2008, 11:45:34 AM
Health, wellness expo is Saturday
 
Monday, January 7, 2008
Audain, who resides in Evansville, and fellow New Zealander Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race" and author of "No Opportunity Wasted," will be featured speakers.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/jan/07/health-wellness-expo-is-saturday-live-it-up/
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Post by: apskip on January 07, 2008, 04:37:07 PM
Interesting! Evansville would not be an easy place to get to and back from let's say South America if AR13 started just over one week or so ago.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 07, 2008, 05:09:20 PM
I can tell you that I do not believe AR 13 has started.
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Post by: michael on January 07, 2008, 05:11:52 PM
IA with peach, while I'm sure she has good reasons to believe that I just think that if it IS going to film prior to when the application stated it would be sometime in Feburary, which could still allow it to air in March or April.
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on January 07, 2008, 08:20:12 PM
I can tell you that I do not believe AR 13 has started.
I'll agree with that. While Phil is helping to scout locations, I'm sure the final route has not been finalized yet which means my wish list is still in play.  ;) ;)
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Post by: Mister RC on January 07, 2008, 10:34:56 PM
I second as well.  I wasn't looking forward to waiting until spring for TAR12.  Then it airs earlier, which brings hope to having TAR13 air.  Now, it doesn't look like it, thus wishing they would've held it off (only because a summer run might get bumped back in favor of making up for loss time in case the strike ends).

That said, the only way TAR13 has started (or ended) is if they're doing this season with Billy Connolly or someone else that's not Phil.  Otherwise, I don't think it's started either, unless they actually figured out a way to tape TAR13 without anyone knowing.  Can't blame them, given what happened last year with knowing who placed where, but like they'd ever get away with taping without the greatest TAR detectives and people knowing about it!

I think they're close though, but it's looking like they're not getting the season done in time for this spring, as Phil has an obligation this Saturday.  Not to mention NYC next Sunday and LA early February.
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 12, 2008, 11:34:30 AM
I hope to have some Phil pictures from the Evansville event to share later today--stay tuned!

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Keynote speaker Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, will be giving his view on getting the most out of life with his "No Opportunity Wasted" philosophy. Phil's keynote address will be at 11 a.m. in the auditorium, with a meet-and-greet session immediately following at the Courier & Press booth.
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Post by: puddin on January 12, 2008, 11:40:12 AM
You know someone in Evansville!? :D


Heres a story with video  :yess:

2008 TRAVEL OUTLOOK

'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan's Top 5 travel picks

The host of network television’s most popular travel reality show and author of 'No Opportunity Wasted: Creating a Life List' shares his favorite destination picks for the year ahead.

By Andrew Dean Nystrom, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
January 11, 2008


TV review: On 'The Amazing Race,' it's run, don't gawk
Traveling upwards of 250,000 miles per year in his role as host of CBS' Emmy Award-winning series "The Amazing Race," Phil Keoghan knows a thing or two about up-and-coming and off-the-beaten-track adventure travel destinations. His personal record for miles flown in a year? Somewhere north of 467,000.

During a recent layover in Los Angeles, I interviewed Phil about his travel philosophy and quizzed him about his top travel destination nominations for 2008.

Watch the video for footage from a few of Phil's favorite locations that the show has visited during its first 12 seasons: India, Ethiopia, Ireland, Argentine Patagonia and, most recently, Croatia.

http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-amazingrace-phil-keoghan-top5-picks-11jan08
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 12, 2008, 12:01:23 PM
peach's roving reporter is on the job!
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Post by: puddin on January 12, 2008, 12:05:58 PM
Haha You have connections all over the world, good job peach :D
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 13, 2008, 01:14:33 PM
Harley, our TAR roving reporter, has shared these pictures with us from yesterday:

http://harley.smugmug.com/gallery/4158754/1/242819109#242819109


 :wohoo:  :fan:

Thanks, Harley! :kissy:
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Post by: RudyRules on January 13, 2008, 05:09:59 PM
Cool...uhhh...warm...uhhh...HOT photos, peach!  Tks :hugs
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Post by: Kogs on February 06, 2008, 05:38:09 PM
Tomorow on tes

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KOEGHANS HEROES - Thursday’s Keoghan's Heroes is a story of redemption. Early Show pal Phil Keoghan, host of the Amazing Race, visited coastal New Zealand where people are saving whales and helping preserve an entire town and an essential piece of cultural heritage.
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Post by: puddin on February 06, 2008, 05:50:55 PM
OMG how I miss Phil  :'(
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Post by: RudyRules on February 06, 2008, 05:52:54 PM
Thanks Kogs! :) I'll try to remember to set my vcr since I'm a night hawk and a sleep-in freak!  
 
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Post by: puddin on February 06, 2008, 06:00:45 PM
The nice thing Rudy is that CBS archives Keoghan's Hero's so if you miss it, it will be up on-line tomorrow.

God I miss Phil *sigh*
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Post by: RudyRules on February 06, 2008, 06:05:58 PM
OMG how I miss Phil  :'(
Me too, puddin! :'(   We must wait how long until the next TAR??  But doesn't he do something on TES once in awhile?  Was thinking I read about it somewhere.  ???
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Post by: puddin on February 06, 2008, 06:16:10 PM
OMG how I miss Phil  :'(
Me too, puddin! :'(   We must wait how long until the next TAR??  But doesn't he do something on TES once in awhile?  Was thinking I read about it somewhere.  ???
Yes, hes been doing Keoghan's Hero's for sometime now Rudy ....................

GOOLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY  :lol:  :neener:
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Post by: michael on February 06, 2008, 06:17:20 PM
Dang!
I miss Phil and the Amazing Race gosh darnnit!
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Post by: RudyRules on February 06, 2008, 06:38:47 PM
OMG how I miss Phil  :'(
Me too, puddin! :'(   We must wait how long until the next TAR??  But doesn't he do something on TES once in awhile?  Was thinking I read about it somewhere.  ???
Yes, hes been doing Keoghan's Hero's for sometime now Rudy ....................

GOOLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY  :lol:  :neener:

Well I'll be a hog-tied monkey's uncle! :neener:   Geeeezzz-oh & a horseys butt,
how the heck did I miss that??!!!!  ??? ;)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 07, 2008, 01:04:29 AM
More Phil!

see over here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13770.msg251433.html#msg251433
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Post by: RudyRules on February 07, 2008, 02:03:53 AM
Thanks peach! :)
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Post by: lastgazeebo on February 07, 2008, 11:35:31 AM
New VIDEO interview with Kynt, Vyxsin, and Phil Keoghan on UGO.com....it's a COOL one too:

http://video.ugo.com/vplayer.aspx?articleID=21986 (http://video.ugo.com/vplayer.aspx?articleID=21986)

Phil gives some insight into what they actually look for as they cast the Amazing Race.

First it shows a commercial, then the Kynt and Vyxsin interview, then another commercial, and then the PHILIMINATOR:
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 12, 2008, 10:45:42 AM
New project for Phil?

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Discovery Travel & Living beefs up programme line-up with shows for aspirational viewers:

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Making It Big’, which airs on Fridays at 10 pm, is a programme that inspires young professionals to take up creative careers. Each episode features three hopefuls who face some tough challenges while competing for a reward. The aspirants are mentored by a high profile leader in their respective creative industry that includes television host Phil Keoghan of ‘The Amazing Race’ fame, Manhattan event planner Preston Bailey, Academy Award winning costume designer Angus Strathe, music video director Floria Sigismondi, advertising guru Sally Hogshead, and New York fashion photographer Joshua Jordan to name a few.


LINK (http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/news/newfullstory.asp?section_id=6&news_id=29687&tag=24595&pict=10)
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Post by: puddin on February 15, 2008, 06:08:18 PM
We Heart Phil Keoghan's Faint Kiwi Accent
Where: Los Angeles, CA, United States
2/15/2008 at 1:40 PM


Last weekend we hit up the LA Times Travel and Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. We were there to do some edumacating about online travel tips but we made some time to pop in on dreamy Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, who was the big speaker of the day on Saturday.

Unfortunately, there are a ton of other Phil Keoghan fans out there! Blast you all. We were forced to sit in the way back and when we tried to catch some video a lady stood up in front of us. Booo.

We also didn't have much time to listen to him speak since he started late and we had to leave early. But we did catch a bit of what he said.


Phil has come up with NOW---No Opportunity Wasted---a little slogan that guides his daily life and his travel adventures. To get started on your own NOW philosophy, he urged travelers to write a list of things that they want to do before they die.

This is something that Phil started doing after he had a near-death experience on a shipwreck dive when he was 18. Apparently the guy who took him down to the shipwreck bolted and left a young claustrophobic Phil without a line and without a clue of where to go.

So Phil has a list of things he wants to do before he dies and he changes it often, depending on what's been going on his life.

That's all we got to hear. Saddies! He did show some slides of him throughout the years on his travels, even as a little kid boarding a plane with his pops. All in all from the short bit we heard, it kinda felt like a Basic Traveling 101 speech, which was a little boring.

Still, we found him ***y even from a distance especially when he would slip into a Kiwi accent which we have decided he should bring back full-force. It's way ***ier than...speaking...in...long...pauses.


http://www.jaunted.com/story/2008/2/15/123058/059/travel/We+Heart+Phil+Keoghan's+Faint+Kiwi+Accent
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Post by: Kogs on February 20, 2008, 05:32:38 PM
Tomorow On TES

KEOGHAN’S GROWING MUSTACHE CONTEST - Our pal Phil Keoghan, the clean-shaven Host of the Amazing Race, recently traveled to the seaside town of Brighton England where hundreds of men went to "great lengths" just so they could "curl up and dye." Hundreds of shaggy men descended on Brighton, south England on Saturday to vie for top marks in the 2007 World Beard & Mustache Championships. About 250 bearded and bewhiskered contestants lined up before panels of judges in an effort to win first prize in 17 different classes of facial hair. Mustache categories include the "Dali" - slender with long tips, straight or arching up - and the big and bushy "Hungarian," while full beards range from the shorter "Verdi" to the rounder, more expansive "Garibaldi." You don’t want to miss the results!
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2008, 11:45:34 AM
Tracking Phil:
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MOST people know Phil Keoghan as the host of The Amazing Race, but this week he's putting in the leg work in Northland's own amazing race.

The Kiwi cycling enthusiast - and host of a US reality TV show that has bickering contestants racing around the globe - is among the hundreds of cyclists taking part in the four-day Twin Coast Cycle Challenge.

Mr Keoghan said it was just his second road race. His first was the 200km K2 cycle race around the Coromandel Peninsula.

"My wife signed us up for this," he joked
.

More here:

http://www.northernadvocate.co.nz/localsport/storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3766655&thesection=localsport&thesubsection=&thesecondsubsection=
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Post by: Kogs on April 11, 2008, 05:34:33 PM
sunday on the cbs morning news

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THE LONG DRIVE: CBS television host of Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan, has traveled the world and done some crazy things. But even he was wondering what possessed him to attempt this ridiculous challenge: to hit a golf ball clear across Scotland from coast-to-coast, ending at the birthplace of golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews. 107 miles in 4 days, basically a marathon a day. But along the way he would meet some delightful characters, like a champion women's tug-of-war team, a professional whisky taster, and a man who's built a golf course where you can only play with antique hickory sticks, exactly like they used in the old days. And a magical ending awaits Phil when he makes it to the 18th hole of The Old Course.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 11, 2008, 05:51:55 PM
Great! That will be fun to finally get to see that, but unfortunately he did it back in August 2007...

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13250.msg220190.html#msg220190
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Post by: Slowhatch on April 11, 2008, 08:18:19 PM
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TV presenter Phil Keoghan finished a marathon journey from Greenock to St Andrews with a birdie three at the last hole on the Old Course. Using only a seven iron, Phil hit a golf ball the entire 100 miles.
(source (http://www.standrews.org.uk/news/newsroom/newsarchive07_august.html))
That's quite a shot! (but I suppose successive swings are implied  :-[  :lol:)
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 11, 2008, 08:38:35 PM
Looks like Phil will be in Denver for a conference which begins Monday...

from this blog (http://babybrayan.blogspot.com/2008/04/leaving-both-my-babies.html)

and I believe this to be the conference:

http://www.oaug.org/conferencesandeducation/conferences/2008/collaborate08/

somewhere in there :lol: I found a keynote speech (not identified as Phil's) scheduled for 745AM Monday AM...4/14


:lol3: at Slowhatch!
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Post by: puddin on April 11, 2008, 09:05:24 PM
Good find peachs :thankyou:

Always good to see you Slowhatch  :jumpy:  :waves:
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 13, 2008, 11:03:31 AM
Be still my heart!

Phil in the morning!

AND---Phil in a kilt! :luvu:

CBS Sunday morning Early Show on the golfing across Scotland thing from last August...

Please CBS--be kind! We NEED that video!!  :funny:

Did anyone get it??


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Post by: michael on April 13, 2008, 12:05:28 PM
I've had to much Julie, I want Amazing Race and Phil back.

It would be so awesome if TAR13 was a summer season like TAR5 (i think TAR5 was the summer season). How awesome: Big Brother three nights a week, Amazing Race, and no school.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on April 14, 2008, 08:31:55 PM
 :jumpy: :wohoo:  Video of Phil in a kilt! (Okay, really video of Phil golfing across Scotland :lol:)...

Thank you CBS! :luvu:



(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5749/philgolf7lh0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on April 15, 2008, 03:36:48 AM
:wohoo: Phil!!  Whew.  Is he hot or whaaat!!  Any fans around here??! ;D 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RudyRules on April 15, 2008, 03:38:51 AM
Yeah!  thanks CBS...and Peach! :hugs: 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on April 21, 2008, 12:10:31 AM
News
April 20, 2008 8:50 PM

The Insider: Keoghan’s Amazing Grace
By Michele Greppi


Here’s a prescription for a sort of homeo-techno instant mood-booster that makes you want to jump up and embrace the world. At least that’s the effect it had on The Insider—whom faithful readers know to be a curmudgeonly couch potato who doesn’t jump to anything except conclusions—when she saw it on “CBS Sunday Morning” April 13.

It’s “The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan’s account of hitting a golf ball 107 miles from one coast of Scotland to the other in four days. As an odyssey, it was at once whimsical, Olympic, daunting and down-right huggable. As a story, it’s part travelogue, part everyman star search and all inspirational. The only complaint here? It’s way too short and is not going to spawn a companion book.

Think The Insider has lost her critical marbles? Check out “The Long Drive” for yourself at the “Sunday Morning” section of CBSNews.com. It’ll be there anytime you want a little pick-me-up with a particularly amazing ending.

“It was a terrific armchair tour of Scotland,” said Rand Morrison, “Sunday Morning” executive producer. “It was perfect for Masters Sunday.”

Mr. Keoghan practices what he preaches in motivational speaking engagements and in the 2004 book titled “No Opportunity Wasted, NOW,” which is rooted in his approach to life, a philosophy very much affected by a near-death experience he had at 19. You can’t actually ever say “no” to anything and, at least in his house, you can’t say “can’t.”

Mr. Keoghan’s “Why not?” attitude is familiar to anyone who has followed the career that took him from his native New Zealand to this country and a series of TV assignments that frequently take the form of adventure and challenges and encounters with people who thrive on both.

“I love making celebrities out of ordinary people,” said Mr. Keoghan, who is famous within CBS for being a phenomenally good guy.

Some, like The Insider, have particularly fond memories of his stint as a “road warrior” with the too-short-lived “Fox After Breakfast” and its ensemble that included “Dancing With the Stars” host Tom Bergeron, “Survivor” host Jeff Probst and Orlando Jones.

And let’s not forget the late, great Bob the Sock Puppet, a smart-aleck character that was among the first things jettisoned when brainy Fox executives began to tinker with the elements that made them take the live show from FX to Fox stations across the country in the mid-‘90s.

“I have a piece of his fur up on my wall,” Mr. Keoghan said after The Insider tracked him down to gush about his debut on “Sunday Morning.” (He had already gotten a “lovely note” from CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz.)

“The Long Drive” was inspired by a spirited conversation Mr. Keoghan had with a Scotch taster he had featured about five years ago in one of his “Keoghan’s Heroes” pieces for “The Early Show” on CBS.

“The whisky will have to take a certain amount of credit,” said Mr. Keoghan, who swung by Sterling Castle of “Braveheart” lore to sip a while with the taster on this trip.

Jack Renaud, a longtime producer-friend; wife Louise, with whom Mr. Keoghan has worked since they met 18 years ago; and 12-year-old daughter Elle were with him.

By summer he’ll be globetrotting for the 12th installment of the Emmy-winning “Amazing Race” and its always motley crew of ordinary people-turned-celebrities.

It’s a role for which he’s so cosmically perfect that “Race” fans can only give thanks he didn’t get the “Survivor” host role that went to pal Probst.

“Race” always separates what its host calls “the NOW people” from “the nah people

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/04/the_insider_keoghans_amazing_g.php
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on April 21, 2008, 07:09:55 AM
I saw this as well this morning...

So some time between 4/13 (airing of Phil's golf thingy)---and now--there was an interview w/ Phil. who has his wife and daughter w/ him.

SO if Phil was just about to start work for TAR, would he really have his family with him?

Are we too early?

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: nikita on April 21, 2008, 07:49:17 AM
Great find georgiapeach!  :yess: My TAR fix has been cured...for a few moments anyway.  :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on April 21, 2008, 09:22:22 AM
I saw this as well this morning...

So some time between 4/13 (airing of Phil's golf thingy)---and now--there was an interview w/ Phil. who has his wife and daughter w/ him.

SO if Phil was just about to start work for TAR, would he really have his family with him?

Are we too early?

I'm confused so somebody please clarify. Wasn't this Scotland golf program filmed last summer when Phil actually did it? Wouldn't the references to his wife and child be to their accompanying on that trip LAST SUMMER?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on April 21, 2008, 10:05:56 PM
The golf was filmed in August but just aired on the 13th.

I read it that the interview was now, after it aired on Sunday Morning...

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Keoghan said after The Insider tracked him down to gush about his debut on “Sunday Morning.”


Just puzzled here... No reason why his family couldn't be with him of course--just seems odd that if he just finished the cycling race and then had a very short time before the race was starting---that he would bring his family from NZ??

I'm just thinking that we may be early....but lord know I would REALLY love to be wrong about that! The sooner the better for me!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Mrs Shrek on April 22, 2008, 04:39:35 AM
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/20071108/keoghan_etalk_071107/20071108/ (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/20071108/keoghan_etalk_071107/20071108/)
An interview where Phil explains why Canadians aren't allowed to apply for TAR atm.
There are a couple of crazy Canadian dudes who have a petition to try and allow them to compete - they've even volunteered for a 15 min penalty at airports to offset the supposed "advantage" that a racer would have travelling on a Canadian passport http://www.teamcanadaamazingrace.com/index.html (http://www.teamcanadaamazingrace.com/index.html)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on April 22, 2008, 05:00:49 AM
 :lol: Oh that's funny a couple of prairie guys (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/ca_bb_fan/caflag.jpg) are big fans

Thanks for sharing Mrs Shrek
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on April 22, 2008, 10:31:01 AM
Those Candian prairie guys are not just big fans, of which there must be over a million in Canada. They are agitators for the opportunity for Canadians to join Americans in the casting of the American Race. With the main reason why Canadians being excluded by WRP/CBS, from what I recall, being legal issues, I think they are just Blowin' in the Wind.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2008, 12:02:21 AM
Phil on TAR:

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/06/amazing_race_keeps_it_fresh.php

June 1, 2008 8:47 PM

‘Amazing Race’ Keeps It Fresh
Five-Time Reality Competition Winner Isn’t Resting on Its Laurels
By Allison J. Waldman, Special to TelevisionWeek

If you are looking for a sure thing when the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are announced, bet on “The Amazing Race” being one of five in the reality-competition programming category. In the five years in which this Emmy has been awarded, “The Amazing Race” has won it every time. And when they added the category of host for this type of programming last year, “The Amazing Race’s” Phil Keoghan was the winner. (SIC)
With those facts in mind, Mr. Keoghan would have the right to be pretty confident about the Emmy nominations, but he’s not. “I hope we’re still included in the nominations. I think we’ve maintained the same standard,” he said. “In fact, I feel like last season we actually went up a notch from where we were before.”

Last season was the 12th edition of “The Amazing Race,” and it was good enough to warrant CBS ordering two more seasons, for fall 2008 and spring 2009.

What made 2007 so strong? “We had some new people come into the production and we went to new countries, and there’s an energy and an enthusiasm that comes to our show and keeps it fresh,” said Mr. Keoghan.

“One of the redeeming things about ‘The Amazing Race’ that keeps it alive and fresh is we’re able to go and establish a new stage in every season in different countries. We’re not going to a studio where we know it’s going to be 69 degrees and we know we’re going to be working with professional people who always work that soundstage,” said Mr. Keoghan. “We’re going to new countries, working with new people, and when they get caught up in the enthusiasm of ‘Race,’ it keeps it fresh for all of us. Their enthusiasm reminds us that we’re working on something incredibly special. They bring something to it themselves because they’re looking at it from a totally different perspective.”

“The Amazing Race” creates great entertainment and excitement for viewers, but there’s something more that Emmy voters can see when they judge the submissions each year. “In the viewer’s mind, because the show rolls out once a week, they’ve made the assumption that we’re taking a week to go and set up and get everything together. People in the industry understand that, but the audience is only starting to get that now, what’s involved for us as a production to stay ahead of them and how challenging that is,” said Mr. Keoghan. “People in the industry know what it’s like to get 30 to 40 cameras through customs and signing equipment in and out—every bit down to the smallest microphone has to be documented in and out of countries. They understand that taking one trip to a country is something, but if you’re doing it every other day and they have to negotiate in and out of airports every single leg, lights, tripods, microphones, that have to make it. The show has to go on.”

Like covering a sporting event, once “The Amazing Race” begins, nothing can stop it. “It is without a doubt the most complicated show physically that I’ve ever been a part of, because there’s no way to really control it when it’s under way. You have to roll with it. There are times when I am literally racing to the mat in one direction while they’re coming toward me from the other,” said Mr. Keoghan. “It’s incredibly difficult to get accurate information sometimes, to know exactly where they are. We make calculations about where they should be, but when you’re maybe in India and there’s a protest on the street or there’s a march you didn’t know was going to be happening that day, things happen.”

What makes “The Amazing Race” so amazing is that it’s not like any other race. “There have been races on television since television began, and most are about elite racers. Most racers on TV are racers that are the best at what they do. What is so different about our race is that we have people who are certainly not extraordinary in their ability to race. They are generally not fit, there are beer bellies, tall, short, black, white, some have competed with one leg, some have had recent knee surgery. They are not your extraordinary racers,” said Mr. Keoghan.

“Until ‘The Amazing Race’ came along, I don’t think we’d ever seen ordinary people in extraordinary situations. And not a fly-by-night setup. This is a monumental thing we’re doing. When we set out, I remember we all took a breath after the first leg of the first race and we all said, ‘Oh my God, what did we just unleash? And can we keep this going?’ Speaking for myself, it was a little overwhelming.”

If “The Amazing Race” is nominated for an Emmy again, Mr. Keoghan will be thrilled, but he’s not writing any speeches yet. “I learned a long time ago not to judge what people like, because I’m certainly not an expert. The more I learn about television, the more I realize I don’t know.
“Our job as television producers and television makers is to create something to watch and entertain them. I feel lucky that what we make does appeal to people and it’s something that I feel proud of. That’s a privilege. It’s a privilege to work on something that you actually really believe in and you can sell without any reservation at all. I love selling this show. I love the reaction I get from people.”

“The Amazing Race” is not just another TV show to Mr. Keoghan. “People say what is your job like, and I say, ‘It’s a little bit like having a seat on the floor of Madison Square Garden as the event flashes in front of my eyes.’ I’m lucky enough to have a great seat. I’m right in the middle of it. The energy is absolutely infectious. There’s a real lack of repetition that you see with so many other shows where you go back to the same set, the same procedures. In terms of experience, I would much rather do 20 seasons of ‘The Amazing Race’ that’s always going to be different than 20 seasons of the same show at the same location.”



Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on June 14, 2008, 06:11:14 AM
:lol3:

Packing tips from Phil:
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Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’s popular reality show “The Amazing Race,” lugs just one big suitcase and one backpack around the world for the entire monthlong shoot of the series. He has a secret for packing success. “I never pack for more than a week,” said Mr. Keoghan. “No matter where I’m going, what I pack is different combinations.”

To keep things simple between shoots, Mr. Keoghan carries photos of every outfit or as he calls them, “idiot shots,” to show him exactly what to wear for each episode. To keep his clothes organized, he uses Eagle Creek packing folders, which cost between $22 and $28, depending on size.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/travel/15pracpacking.html?_r=1&ref=travel&oref=slogin
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2008, 10:19:46 AM
CBS press tour:

Heeee....

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After a nice conversation with Jamie, I left the party -- only to get caught up in talk with "Amazing Race" star Phil Keoghan, who loves to tell me about the time a pig in Pigeon Forge tried to bite his toe off. Ah, good times.

http://blogs.knoxnews.com/knx/telebuddy/archives/2008/07/east_tennessean_1.shtml
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Post by: puddin on July 20, 2008, 08:33:36 PM
CBS, CW & Showtime Press Tour Stars Party 
     HOLLYWOOD - JULY 18: Phil Keoghan arrives at the CBS, CW & Showtime Press Tour Stars Party at Boulevard 3 on July 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) 
(http://i36.[banned image hosting site].com/huf7fs.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on July 30, 2008, 02:23:37 AM
Time to keep track of Phil  :tup: (August 8th)


TV star Phil Keoghan set to inspire local youth
Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 12:49 pm
Press Release: Wellington City Council 

 
 
NEWS RELEASE
30 July 2008
 
TV star Phil Keoghan set to inspire local youth
 
Wellington senior college pupils and youth group members next week get the opportunity to meet and be inspired by Phil Keoghan, host of TV’s The Amazing Race, author of No Opportunity Wasted and winner of the World Class New Zealand Creative Industries Award for 2008.
 
Born in Christchurch, Phil Keoghan has worked in over 70 countries around the world as host, producer, writer and cameraman. He has won five Emmy Awards for his work.
 
His book No Opportunity Wasted (N.O.W) tells how, after a near-death experience at the age of 19, he set out to live life to the fullest by achieving exotic goals and taking risks. Since then, he’s broken a world bungy jumping record, dived in the world’s longest underwater caves, eaten a meal on top of an erupting volcano and renewed his wedding vows underwater. He has even appeared on Oprah with his list of ‘100 things to do before he dies’.
 
Around 60 senior pupils have been invited from secondary schools across the city to hear Phil speak at the Michael Fowler Centre on Friday 8 August. Members of the Youth Council and local entrepreneurs have also been invited. Phil will give a presentation on his philosophy of life and will encourage the audience to “think big and challenge yourself”.
 
Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon will introduce Phil and says he hopes the event will encourage young people to benefit from the example of Phil’s approach to life, and inspire them to be creative in their own lives.
 
“Phil has an exciting and colourful life story and is a fantastic role model for young people. He is a great supporter and a wonderful ambassador for New Zealand abroad, and we are delighted to welcome him to the capital city.
 
“In Wellington we pride ourselves on our creativity and the Council is always looking for ways to encourage imaginative thinking. This event is sure to be a great opportunity for young people to be inspired by one of New Zealand’s top creative achievers.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0807/S00282.htm
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2008, 07:14:23 AM
And before that he is filming Million Dollar Password on August 4 with Julie Chen!!

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Mon August 4, 2008 2:30 PM
Julie Chen & Phil Keoghan

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Regis Philbin returns to prime time to host MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD, a modern update of one of television's greatest game shows. This update takes the classic game and brings it to the 21st century with big celebrities, big money and big stakes. Contestants team up with some of the hottest stars, from Rosie O'Donnell, Betty White, Rachael Ray and Neil Patrick Harris to "High School Musical's" Monique Coleman, to earn up to one million dollars. One player from the team is told secret passwords and can use only one-word clues to get the teammate to guess them. If the player and the celebrity can work well together and become a solid team, that player could uncover the MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD.


http://www.ocatv.com/shows/show/213
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2008, 12:25:49 PM
 :jumpy: Who's going to remind me?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2008, 12:47:25 PM
The show itself is airing Sundays at 9 according to TV Guide, oddly CBS says Sundays at 8 which is not true. But not sure when we will see Phil and Julie?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2008, 03:38:31 PM
Ah I see its an ad for being a part of the studio audience. I'm sure CBS will put a press release out prior to their appearance.

http://www.cbspres***press.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment/original/releases?id=3164&dpid=56
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2008, 08:58:58 PM
I wonder what season this  (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/fall_preview_2008/schedule.php) is from? 8? 9? is that Red Rocks or Arizona ???
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Hooky on August 03, 2008, 01:16:29 PM
I wonder what season this  (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/fall_preview_2008/schedule.php) is from? 8? 9? is that Red Rocks or Arizona ???

I think it's from Season 8 at Lake Powell. Either the Arizona or Utah side, but I'm not sure which.
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Post by: puddin on August 05, 2008, 03:59:26 PM
And before that he is filming Million Dollar Password on August 4 with Julie Chen!!

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Mon August 4, 2008 2:30 PM
Julie Chen & Phil Keoghan

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Regis Philbin returns to prime time to host MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD, a modern update of one of television's greatest game shows. This update takes the classic game and brings it to the 21st century with big celebrities, big money and big stakes. Contestants team up with some of the hottest stars, from Rosie O'Donnell, Betty White, Rachael Ray and Neil Patrick Harris to "High School Musical's" Monique Coleman, to earn up to one million dollars. One player from the team is told secret passwords and can use only one-word clues to get the teammate to guess them. If the player and the celebrity can work well together and become a solid team, that player could uncover the MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD.


http://www.ocatv.com/shows/show/213

follow up~

On a separate note, I was with Julie Chen yesterday. She is one of the celebrity guests on an upcoming Million Dollar Password and I was in the first row of the audience. She’s very smart and very pretty in person. The other celebrity was Phil Keoghan, the host of Amazing Race. Not so smart but nice looking and an awesome personality. He really connected with the audience between takes, as did Regis Philbin. Million Dollar Password follows Big Brother on Sunday nights–look for me! LOL

http://www.big-brother-videos.com/dan-memphis-fun-with-the-girls
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Post by: Slowhatch on August 08, 2008, 01:38:53 AM
I'm not sure I even want to speculate about this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mangee/2743541296).  :groan:  :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 08, 2008, 02:32:28 AM
I think this has  the answer (http://www.vtap.com/cgi-bin/clip.cgi?sl:0~CL0032218074_551b18882_V0lLSTkwMTExNQ)!!! :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 14, 2008, 06:53:42 AM
Phil speaking in Wellington on 8/8:

Keoghan said he was terrified by the latest challenge he set himself, proving he was not completely fearless.

"I was on a celebrity game show the other day and it scared the hell out of me," he said.

"I was under pressure when everybody knows what the answer is and you're standing there with the clock ticking.

"It was one of the most horrifying, scary things I've done. But I did it."

more here:


http://3news.co.nz/News/NationalNews/AmazingRacestarshareslifephilosophywithkids/tabid/423/articleID/66242/cat/64/Default.aspx
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 14, 2008, 11:10:59 AM
Standing next to Julie Chen can be quite scary.  :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 28, 2008, 11:59:24 AM
From Michael McKay in the TARA 3 AXN forum in response to a Q on if Phil could make a TARA 3 guest appearance:

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I'm sure Phil would be only too happy to make a guest appearance but I promise that, for logistical reasons, it won't happen in series 3. I've never written about Phil before but he is a top guy and great to be with on the road. We've spent many hours chatting (usually at airports) and he loves TAR. Funnily enough, behind the scenes, Allan reminds me of Phil (similar sense of humour) and they are both genuinely nice guys. I think they would get on famously.



Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on August 28, 2008, 11:31:18 PM
I would love to see Phil on the mat in TARA 3 with Allan as a greeter in New Zealand. How great would that be?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 29, 2008, 12:01:08 AM
I would be able to die now :luvu:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Rabbit on September 03, 2008, 07:33:15 PM
me too!

a friend online knew how much i adored Phil and as a surprise, had him send me an autographed pic.

Anyone know how to get lipstick stains off photographic paper? lololol j/k

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 07, 2008, 03:26:21 PM
Where are you going Phil Whatsisname, (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantc/2837434522/in/photostream/) the host of The Amazing Race!  :lol:


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Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2008, 06:44:48 PM
tracking Phil:

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/09/16/93741.htm

and while there--make a kid's day!

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1) Arrange for the host of the Amazing Race TV show, Phil Keoghan to stay at your hotel. Just when the crankies were about to set in as we packed ourselves like sardines into the hotel shuttle bus to endure the long flight home, who shows up but TV host Phil Keoghan from the Amazing Race. I couldn’t have planned things any better if I had slipped his agent $1000. He stood around outside our van, chatting to his driver…and my daughter got take it all in within eight feet. I am now officially a hero for having taken her to Philadelphia. Wait till all her friends hear about this on Facebook!

http://genealogygemspodcast.blogspot.com/2008/09/top-5-strategies-for-enlisting-your.html




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Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2008, 08:27:37 AM
Around the World In 30-Something Days
'Amazing Race' Host Is Ultimate Globe-Trotter

Sunday, September 28, 2008; M02



Since 2001, "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan, 41, has traveled the circumference of the world 80 times, has been to more than 100 countries, has been held by Ukrainian immigration overnight because he didn't have the right papers and washed his hair on the side of the road in China. Keoghan (pronounced KOH-gahn), a New Zealand native who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, begins his 13th season with "Race" tonight on CBS.


-- Nancy Palm

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How many frequent-flier miles do you have?

I have three accounts with about half a million each. But I use my miles all the time. As fast as I fill them up, I'm using them.

What's in your carry-on bag?

I always travel with earplugs, an eye mask, noise-canceling headphones and my iPod. I always travel with my computer, a good book, a journal, some Sudoku and movies. . . . I really enjoy traveling because of the opportunity to escape communication. . . . I'm dreading that there may come a time when people are going to be allowed to use cellphones on planes. I think it's absolutely insane.

How do you think you'd do as one of the racers?

I have absolutely no desire to race around the world for a million dollars. It's not on my list of things to do before I die. . . . I enjoy watching these racers go around the world because I think it's unique for them. I like watching what they do and their reactions. I don't really want to subject myself to being under a microscope for 30-something days.

One of the things "The Amazing Race" is known for is its pretty challenging detours and roadblocks. Are these activities selected because of a certain fear a racer may have?

There have certainly been times -- because we know going into the race what people are afraid of -- where they end up facing those fears. But to me the best challenges are not necessarily things like bungee-jumping but the more indigenous challenges. Milking a camel, for instance. Pretty much all us can go bungee jumping somewhere. It's more predictable than finding out what happens when you take a bunch of Americans to Africa and ask them to milk a camel. That's so out there and so different that to me, the reactions, the television moments, are inherently more interesting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/26/AR2008092600860_pf.html

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2008, 04:37:53 PM
From this article :luvu:

(http://i35.[banned image hosting site].com/20h2dxh.jpg)


http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24496168-5003422,00.html
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: michael on October 14, 2008, 04:46:50 PM
big philly styles is the man.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 17, 2008, 05:09:27 AM
Check out Phil and a sneak peek of his Dad tomorrow on the Bonnie Hunt Show!

Times vary, so set your DVR's !!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2013/TAR13ep4PhilsDad.jpg)

CBS (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/)
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Post by: puddin on October 17, 2008, 04:17:32 PM
Phil on the Bonnie Hunt show

Phil was sad to see Mark & Bill go

Phil and Bonnie talk about Marks weight loss after seeing himself in the superhero costume

Phil talks about his dad being on the show this Sunday, the teams come in and dad says "Hi". They actually talked about the teams coming to his parents house for sconce and tea but the route did not allow them to go that way. So they came up with the idea of having his dad on the show, it was his Bday.

They stood in the paddock among sheep and sheep dung and after 10 hours his dad wanted to put a jacket on because it was getting cold and Phil told him no, it was continuity and his dad was like what? lol

they show a clip that you can see in this thread of Phil and dad at the pitstop

commercial and when they come back Bonnie says how great it is to meet Phil, Phil talks about his browsie, Bonnie shows Phil's book, they talk about the book, Phil's near death experience etc facing fears.

Phil talks about his experience on Password with Julie Chen, he was asked to be on by Les Moonves...his fear was that he would beat her. He fell on the floor when he got a question right and Regis poured water on his head. He was petrified

Phil says he hosted a show where he was naked for 3 days in a nudist colony!!
(The crowd cheers!)

Everyone in the audience gets a google map satellite tracker


Phil rings the bell, twice, for breast cancer
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2008, 06:48:25 PM
'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan takes his father for a ride
Tyrone Warner, CTV.ca

The 13th season of The Amazing Race sends host Phil Keoghan to his homeland. And on Sunday night, viewers will see his father serving as the official greeter at the end of this leg.

"It was one of those moments in your life when you realize that it doesn't get much better than that," Keoghan tells CTV.ca. He was thrilled to see his father standing on the mat.

"I would never imagine in a million years he and I would be standing there."

On "The Amazing Race" teams tackle absurd challenges as they race around the world for their chance at a US$1 million prize. At the end of each episode, teams land on a mat at the finish line, where they are welcomed by a local greeter, then informed by Keoghan how they rated in the race.

The episode, entitled "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?" sees the racers leave South America for a whole new adventure on the other side of the world. Keoghan, who also serves as a producer on The Amazing Race, personally scouted the show's route through the country.

This is the show's third visit to the area and Keoghan knew that this time around he had to invite his father to be on the show.

"I've taken him on a number of adventures, and when I asked him, he couldn't get on a plane fast enough to get up there and be a part of it," says the host.

Last week self-professed geeks Mark Yturralde and Bill Kahler were eliminated in Bolivia.

"The Amazing Race," which won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition for the sixth year in a row, airs Sunday nights on CTV.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/show/CTVShows/20081017/phil_new_zealand_081017/20081017/
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Post by: Mrs Shrek on October 17, 2008, 09:42:12 PM
Phil eliminating Bonnie...

I bet he wishes he could say something like this to some of the real contestants occasionally...

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 21, 2008, 09:11:48 AM
Phil's Dad is a Hit!! :hearts:

Quote
Phil regretfully told them they were eliminated from the race but all was not lost as Phil’s dad offered them a big bear hug. He’s what this show needs. Now only if they would take him along to each and every pit stop and dress him up in that country’s native clothing. I can see him now in a matador costume saying, “Bienvenido a Espana. Soy el padre de Phil!” and wearing a beret with a greeting of “Bienvenue en France! Je suis le père de Phil!” One can never have enough Keoghan.


From this delightful recap (http://realitytvcalendar.com/shows/tar13/commentary/jk-04-p2.html?submit=Continued+On+Next+Page)
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2008, 11:08:56 PM
VOTE for Phil!! :hearts:

Up for BEST OF TRAVEL & DINING IN TV NOMINEES

in the International Restaurant and Hotel Awards

  Heeee...I don't know about the dining but :yess: for the TRAVEL!!

The Awards will be given Nov. 16th 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, home of the Golden Globe Awards.




http://irhawards.com/submit/vote1.php
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2008, 12:27:50 AM
Audio interview with Phil!

http://www.thespiel.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/keoghan-241008.mp3

Phil Keoghan
Chris Lawrence | Audio on Demand, Features | October 24th, 2008

Chris talks to the multi emmy award winning presenter and director of the US reality show The Amazing Race.

The Spiel:

http://www.thespiel.co.nz/?p=841
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 27, 2008, 02:02:34 PM
Phil in the news

Thirty Californians Go Bald for Change (http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/thirty-californians-go-bald-change/story.aspx?guid=%7B93DD7B96-E36F-4A18-9ECB-462ECF0D853D%7D&dist=hppr)

and here

Have 'Race', will travel, extensively (http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/television/29188/have-039race039-will-travel-extensively)

:luvu:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/phil_keoghan_1522756800.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2008, 02:08:31 PM
So as of 10/26 he was in LA still....so not racing yet!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 27, 2008, 02:33:16 PM
So it would seem peach although a picture of Phil at the event would have been cherry.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2008, 02:36:14 PM
Well it did say he hosted it, anyway...

I'm glad he didn't get tempted to shave his head! :ascared
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: michael on October 27, 2008, 02:37:41 PM
lmao,

i thought HE shaved his head for a second  :lol:

Bald phil at the starting line of TAR14! haha

I'm going to predict Tuesday November 4th as the starting date of TAR14
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2008, 02:38:38 PM
That would be an excellent choice historically...
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2008, 11:30:58 PM
This is too good to lose...

Phil's whole Bonnie Hunt Show interview:

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Mrs Shrek on October 28, 2008, 12:17:45 AM
Thanks for that :hearts:

I had looked for it earlier without success
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: sunnyca on November 19, 2008, 04:40:41 PM
Phil was picked as an "Immigrant of the Week" today by The Immigration Daily, along with Obama adviser Sonal Shah and US Sen Mel Martinez! I didn't know that "He holds the world record for bungee jumping"!!

Immigrants Of The Week: Phil Keoghan, Sonal Shah, and Mel Martinez
by Greg Siskind

IMMIGRANT OF THE DAY: PHIL KEOGHAN - TELEVISION PERSONALITY

Phil Keoghan: I am not a big fan of most reality television shows, but one big exception is CBS' The Amazing Race. I watch it religiously with my kids every Sunday night and it's a fun way for us to see the world from our living room.

One of the ingredients that makes the show a hit is Phil Keoghan, the show's New Zealand-born host. Phil has won six Emmys for his television work and is an adventurer in his personal life. He holds the world record for bungee jumping, has gone diving in the world's longest underwater caves and has dined at the top of an erupting volcano.

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2008,1119-siskind.shtm
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on November 19, 2008, 05:17:19 PM
I took it as a personal challenge to find out the details of Phil's world record for bugee jumping. I have looked at 60 theoretically appropriate articles on Phil going back years and this is what I found:

1. There is no Guinness World Record for bungee jumping as they consider it too dangerous and do not want to encourage it.
2. All but one reference to Phil's record, if they cite anything at all, cite Phil's website as the source.
3. The only reference who can go beyond that (and it isn't very far beyond) is:
Phil's Bungee Record (http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article5155.art&page=1)
4. The actual citation in that article by David Bloomberg of RealityNewsOnline.com is "setting a world record for group bungee jumping."

So that's the story. Phil got the record for group bungee jumping. There are no details on how many in the group or how far down they went. If you can find any, please let me know.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 19, 2008, 06:13:14 PM
More Phil-ish stuff, scanned from next weeks tv guide

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/scan-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on November 19, 2008, 06:18:38 PM
Oh wow...wish we could peek into those journals! Maybe he'll do a book one day....

"Travels with Phil"---yum!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on November 19, 2008, 07:26:01 PM
Oh wow...wish we could peek into those journals! Maybe he'll do a book one day....

"Travels with Phil"---yum!!
I can picture it now....

Chapter 2 - Waiting at the Mat

"One of my favorite moments was in Mozambique during All-Stars when Oswald & Danny came running at me. They had been carrying bags of coal and were as dirty as dirty could be. They definitely needed a shower, but instead of walking to the mat and getting checked in, they wanted to give me a hug, but I was having none of that. They chased me for five minutes. Luckily, they never caught me, but I pulled out my trusty Katadyn Micro Bottle Water Filter and sprayed them. This calmed them down and we all huffed and puffed back to the mat. Had I not been carrying my Micro Bottle, we still would be running around Mozambique."
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on November 19, 2008, 07:42:40 PM
Best Mat Moment EVER!!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Racer%20pics/Philchase.gif)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Mrs Shrek on November 19, 2008, 09:42:53 PM
So that's the story. Phil got the record for group bungee jumping. There are no details on how many in the group or how far down they went. If you can find any, please let me know.

I saw it on one of Phil's other shows once, maybe Adventure Crazy? but I'm not sure. It was done in Queenstown NZ, and about 10 of them all jumped off the bridge in a group with their feet all tied together. Sorry I don't have more exact details than that, it was a long time ago when I saw it.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 22, 2008, 11:47:24 PM
Since I went thru all the trouble of registering and junk  :lol: (thought it was something new)

20 Nov 2008

TV+ Man of the world Travelling the world, experiencing lifechanging adventures – it’s all in a day’s work for Phil Keoghan. GUY DAVIS tagged along with the host of Seven’s The Amazing Race.
Phil Keoghan is no stranger to taking risks. The adventureseeking New Zealander has swum the open ocean (nearly getting hit by an oil tanker in the process), scuba-dived in underwater caves and enjoyed a very nice meal on top of an active volcano.

Wanderlust: The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan is travelling strong.
 
But the biggest risk he’s ever taken? Well, that involved leaving New Zealand in the 1990s and travelling to New York City with nothing but a backpack and a dream – to make it as a TV presenter in the United States.

“Not knowing anybody and trying to get a job in the industry when it was unheard of for a foreigner to get work was a big thing for me,” he said.

It didn’t take Keoghan long to get his foot in the door, but there were still a few hiccups along the way, such as his bid to land the hosting job on the popular reality-TV series Survivor.

“One of the reasons I was told that I didn’t get the job was that I was a New Zealander,” he said. “They gave me a shot but they asked me to Americanise my voice. It’ll be a while before you hear a pure New Zealand accent on American television.”

While the Survivor job didn’t pan out, Keoghan eventually landed a role eminently well-suited to his adventurous spirit – presenting The Amazing Race.

And while the globetrotting challenge may have initially been regarded by some as a Survivor knock-off, its staying power (it’s now in its 13th season) and critical acclaim (it’s won seven Emmy awards) have made it a force to be reckoned with.

The 13th season of The Amazing Race – now airing on Seven – has 11 teams of two (including a pair of fraternity brothers, a mother and son and a separated couple looking to reconnect) taking off on an epic endurance test that takes them to destinations both new and familiar to the show’s viewers.

Aside from the opportunity to visit myriad foreign lands, the last team standing also takes home a cool million.

For the seventh time, the show takes its contestants to India, one of Keoghan’s personal favourites. “I don’t know a more diverse, colourful, dynamic country in the world,” he said.
He adds that for some of the show’s participants, who are used to “the sameness and comfort level” living in America can provide, travelling to India is “like being on another planet”.

The Amazing Race’s current season also returned to Keoghan’s home turf of New Zealand for the third time, where the contestants met the host’s dad, John Keoghan.

“I was able to help him celebrate his 66th birthday,” smiled the younger Keoghan.

The host was also happy to showcase some of his country’s native culture.

As far as new destinations are concerned, the 13th season takes its contestants to places as far-flung as Cambodia, Bolivia and the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan.

After what seemed like a shaky beginning, The Amazing Race well and truly found its feel a few seasons into its run and is now a well-established reality-TV staple. According to Keoghan, winning its first Emmy award in 2003 helped consolidate its status.

“When you get an award like that – and you’re up against the best of the best, like Survivor and American Idol – people go, ‘Well, hold on, what’s this show?’” he said.

While he may be something of an adventurer, although he claims to have eased back on his daredevil ways since becoming a husband and father, Keoghan draws the line at taking part in the Amazing Race himself.

“I wouldn’t go on the Race,” he said. “I don’t want to be examined by millions. If it was just an adventure, that would be very different. I admire the contestants for putting themselves out there and I feel like we’re giving them an incredible opportunity, but I wouldn’t do it. I like to watch on the sidelines.”

Seven, Thursday at 8.30pm
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Post by: puddin on December 04, 2008, 04:46:56 PM
And before that he is filming Million Dollar Password on August 4 with Julie Chen!!

Quote
Mon August 4, 2008 2:30 PM
Julie Chen & Phil Keoghan

Quote
Regis Philbin returns to prime time to host MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD, a modern update of one of television's greatest game shows. This update takes the classic game and brings it to the 21st century with big celebrities, big money and big stakes. Contestants team up with some of the hottest stars, from Rosie O'Donnell, Betty White, Rachael Ray and Neil Patrick Harris to "High School Musical's" Monique Coleman, to earn up to one million dollars. One player from the team is told secret passwords and can use only one-word clues to get the teammate to guess them. If the player and the celebrity can work well together and become a solid team, that player could uncover the MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD.


http://www.ocatv.com/shows/show/213

***NOTE TO EDITORS: REVISED PREMIERE DATE -- THE FOLLOWING ARE AIR DATES FOR THE CELEBRITIES PARTICIPATING ON THE HIT GAME SHOW "MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD," RETURNING THURSDAY, DEC. 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Regis Philbin Returns To Host This Modern Update Of The Classic Game Show

 

The following is the air schedule for the celebrities set to participate in MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD, hosted by Regis Philbin, which returns with a special premiere Thursday, Dec. 18, on the CBS Television Network: 

 
 Sunday, December 21 (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Julie Chen (CBS's "The Early Show") and Phil Keoghan (CBS's "The Amazing Race").


 



 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 10, 2008, 01:04:38 AM
Phil sighting

The next pit stop on this leg of the race: The Gamestop in Santa Monica


So my roommate and I went for a drive tonight and ended up stopping into a Gamestop in Santa Monica. We were looking Xbox games when I heard a familiar voice. It was Phil Keoghan the host of The Amazing Race! He was shopping with his daughter.
I didn't have the nerve to say anything to him though I did wish he had said "Dennis and Jef, you are team number 1! By being team number 1 you win the Travelocity Pit Stop Prize" oh well...

http://beatnikbear.livejournal.com/27812.html
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 15, 2008, 08:25:13 PM
Pictures from Password!

okay Michael, there are some Julie ones too!

http://gameshows.about.com/od/milliondollarpassword/ig/Million-Dollar-Password-2/MDP2-Phil-Keoghan-Large.htm
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Mister RC on December 15, 2008, 08:32:36 PM
Nice!  Looks like Phil makes it to the End Game!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 15, 2008, 10:10:53 PM
Didn't Phil say he got an answer right then passed out and Regis poured water on him? I think it was said on Bonnie Hunt?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on December 15, 2008, 10:18:10 PM
WHAT!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 15, 2008, 10:18:40 PM
Here its is thanks to traveler ...at the 8 minute mark or so , he didn't faint he fell, lol

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on December 16, 2008, 09:49:11 AM
puddin, thanks for the fabulous clip of Phil on the Bonnie Hunt Show. Inferences from what was said about "my dad being on this coming Sunday" mean that this show was taped in the week before Episode 4, New Zealand, was shown here. That would make it Oct. 13 to 18. So there is almost a 2 month gap between taping and showing in this case.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 16, 2008, 09:59:04 AM
That was shown at the time apskip (10/17), it is upstream in the thread. I think puddin just brought it forward for the Password reference.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on December 16, 2008, 02:03:13 PM
Then what happened on the Bonnie Hunt show after the AR13 finale? Has video been posted?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 16, 2008, 02:11:07 PM
Then what happened on the Bonnie Hunt show after the AR13 finale? Has video been posted?

The Phil, Nick and Starr appearance are here in the Nick/Starr thread:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,16727.msg364882.html#msg364882

and the Regis show is also there as well!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2008, 06:47:32 PM
12.17.2008

JULIE CHEN AND PHIL KEOGHAN ARE THE CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS PARTICIPATING ON THE HIT GAME SHOW, "MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD," SUNDAY, DEC. 21, ON CBS

Regis Philbin Hosts This Modern Update Of The Classic Game Show

 
            Julie Chen (CBS's "The Early Show") and Phil Keoghan (CBS's "The Amazing Race") are the celebrity contestants participating on the hit game show MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD, Sunday, Dec. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

          In round one, Gail Golden from Buffalo, N.Y., and Rafael Rivero from Houston, compete for the $1 million prize.  In round two, April Helliwell from Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chad Mosher from Flint, Mich., compete for the $1 million prize.

 

            MILLION DOLLAR PASSWORD is produced by FremantleMedia North America.  Vincent Rubino is executive producer.

http://www.cbspres***press.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment


Hmmm....:lol: a word game for a million vs TAR for a million...I know which I would pick! :yess:

 

 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on December 17, 2008, 07:09:25 PM

Hmmm....:lol: a word game for a million vs TAR for a million...I know which I would pick! :yess:


Oh this is going to be good I can't wait to see it  :)

Thanks for the reminder peach
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on December 17, 2008, 07:20:51 PM
Peach, I guess it is appropriate to follow up your remarks with a paraphrase of the late Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois:

A million here and a million there, and soon you're talking about real money!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2008, 07:22:02 PM
Heeee.... true!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: 2old4tech on December 18, 2008, 08:19:03 AM
Peach, I guess it is appropriate to follow up your remarks with a paraphrase of the late Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois:

A million here and a million there, and soon you're talking about real money!
Senator Dirksen might never have said it.
http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_emd_billionhere.htm (http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_emd_billionhere.htm)

I could swear I saw an old video clip once where he did, but I guess not.  It's part of our culture, though, and I'll still probably repeat the quote.  Given the state of things today, We might have to change it to "trillion". :cmas18
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Coutzy on December 18, 2008, 08:31:37 AM
I'm going to officially make a request for somebody to make sure that the Phil episode of password makes its way onto youtube and the boards for all the international viewers out there that can't witness it first hand. *COUGH* UPLOAD IT OR ILL MURDER SOMEBODY *COUGH*
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 18, 2008, 11:31:25 AM
Heres a Password clip (http://videos.cbspres***press.com/59clips07/mdp_epk_preview.flv) with Phil and Julie, open or save to your desktop.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on December 18, 2008, 06:38:13 PM
.... I came across this promo:

Million Dollar Password - Season 2 Sneak Peek

Phil <3

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 18, 2008, 09:58:46 PM
Are Julie Chen's 15 minutes up yet?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on December 19, 2008, 01:59:46 PM

Julie Chen Vs. Phil Keoghan

Two reality TV hosts,

Julie Chen from "Big Brother" and Phil Keoghan from "The Amazing Race" do battle on "Password,"

then "The Early Show Anchors go head to head

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: michael on December 19, 2008, 02:10:12 PM
omfg i love julie chen.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on December 19, 2008, 02:25:13 PM
omfg i love julie chen.

I can't imagine anyone else hosting BB .... sorry off topic <3 Phil  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Mrs Shrek on December 19, 2008, 02:34:44 PM
omfg i love julie chen.

I can't imagine anyone else hosting BB .... sorry off topic <3 Phil  :cmaslol

I can't imagine anyone else hosting TAR :roses:

....that was easy to bring it back on topic :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 19, 2008, 06:29:47 PM
Phil vs. Julie

Phil - Great host
Julie - Horrible host

TAR - Emmy Award winning show
BB - Winner of nothing

Phil - Mobbed at TARCon
Julie - Shunned by the Asian Community

Phil - Loved by fans
Julie - Shunned by the Asian Community

Phil wins. :cmaslol
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on December 19, 2008, 07:10:17 PM
TARAsia Fan,

When you are married to the head of the CBS network, do you care how the Asian Community views you? Julie's knowledge of how to take care of an important man and doing so very positively (when she's not off on assignments) has paid huge dividends for her. I think Julie wins too.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 19, 2008, 08:20:20 PM
I'm not going to get sucked into your argument. Just know that Phil is in the news a lot these days. :cmaslol
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2008, 10:41:20 PM
Oh for Gawds sakes, can we now have a "Happy Ending?" please......... :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 19, 2008, 10:58:34 PM
Are you willing to provide one? Oh, that's not the "happy ending" you're talking about. Move along, people!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 19, 2008, 11:15:53 PM
Are you willing to provide one? Oh, that's not the "happy ending" you're talking about. Move along, people!
;) we think a like!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: michael on December 19, 2008, 11:56:13 PM
uhhh i beg to differ Ken...i have one asian friend who is in love with Julie Chen  :cmaslol :cmaslol :cmaslol

omg imagine they date and we get PHILULIE JUHIL
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 21, 2008, 06:41:26 AM
PASSWORD tonight! CBS @8PM

Phil vs Julie!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Coutzy on December 21, 2008, 08:01:41 AM
And somebody better record it and upload it...

Or there will be MURDER!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 21, 2008, 01:55:59 PM
No murder allowed in RFF  :cmas19, asking really nicely :please: sometimes works?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2008, 10:36:15 PM
Did no one watch? Phil was great! He messed up on easy ones like the guy said chocolate and Phil couldn't get vanilla, and then he couldn't get oar and the clue seemed clear. His guy lost going for 100,000 but it was the contestants fault, he took to long to think of a word for sheets, honestly, I don't think anyone could have gotton sheets with the few clues he gave. The guy ended up with 25,000 so not bad in the end.
Julies guy ended up with 100,000. He stopped at 100,000.
They both did a good job.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 21, 2008, 10:49:30 PM
That show was painful to watch. I stopped at 8:30 to switch to Sunday Night Football. It wasn't due to Phil, it was mostly due to Julie's strange facial contortions. She kept twisting her mouth or cheeks to a very scary expression. And Regis is also a bad host.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on December 21, 2008, 11:19:31 PM
That show was painful to watch. I stopped at 8:30 to switch to Sunday Night Football. It wasn't due to Phil, it was mostly due to Julie's strange facial contortions. She kept twisting her mouth or cheeks to a very scary expression. And Regis is also a bad host.
  :cmaslol

I don't know how to host a 1 hour video but heres some pictures, dont murder me Coutzy  :mas25

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0005.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0008.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0009.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0010.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0011.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0012.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0002.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0003.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0004.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/rff-0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on December 21, 2008, 11:41:10 PM
Doggonit. I just got a blood blister helping my neice. Ouch. Julie looks so fugly...Dont murder me anyone but she looks screwed in some parts of the show lol!
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Post by: puddin on December 22, 2008, 01:06:28 AM
FLINT, Michigan -- University of Michigan-Flint student Chad Mosher sailed through his appearance on CBS' "Million Dollar Password."

He made the game look easy in the early rounds. Even Julie Chen of "Big Brother" could be seen saying, "wow," while watching Mosher fire off answers.

When playing for $1 million, Mosher cleared the first two rounds in a dramatic face off with Phil Keoghan of "The Amazing Race." The star collapsed to the floor after finishing the round that guaranteed Mosher $25,000 with just a moment to spare.

Mosher won the $50,000 amount easily, then put it on the line to play for $100,000 after getting some encouragement from the audience.

Mosher ultimately struggled with the word "sheets" when trying for $100,000. His clues included blanket and thin, but Keoghan couldn't come up with the answer.

Still, Mosher walked away with $25,000.

Mosher, a 2008 Kearsley graduate, is studying communications at UM-Flint, At the beginning of the show, Mosher said he'd like to win money to pay off his student loans.

In the end, Mosher won some cash and maybe some work experience: A lifelong game show aficionado, the teen told host Regis Philbin that he'd like to be a game show host himself someday.


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Post by: Coutzy on December 22, 2008, 01:09:47 AM
You could just upload the Phil parts in 10 minute increments to youtube and link them.

That's what most people do.
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Post by: marigold on December 22, 2008, 06:31:35 PM

heres some pictures, dont murder me Coutzy  :mas25


 :cmas9 Oh nice pictures, thanks puddin

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Post by: georgiapeach on January 05, 2009, 04:58:48 AM
Here is a summary of his Password experience from the Chad contestent, with the YouTube links:

http://chadmosher.com/

[Insert what you saw on TV or in the above YouTube video here, including the fact that I mispronounced Phil Keoghan's name wrong upon meeting him (Koe-gan, not Kee-gan; its okay though, he thought it was mosh-er, not moe-sher). I also chatted and joked a bit with Julie Chen regarding me being a fan of Big Brother. We each made some fun references. No real taping stops, except for once when they checked to see if one of April's answers beat the buzzer or not. It didn't. Also, we re-taped the ending three times; Julie kept blocking the view of the camera.]

Phil was still pretty apologetic about the whole thing, but I assured him it was okay. He offered to send me his book and I gave him my address on an index card provided by a P.A. [I happen to have not received the book.] I was de-miced and was ushered into a room outside of the studio to look over the official CBS winnings form and agree to pay taxes. As I walked to the room, I had many staff members congratulating me, with Anthony, one of the P.A.s I had known since Chicago telling me I was "the best player [he's] ever seen", truly the ultimate compliment on this trip.


Below are some statistics about my appearance!

- In round one, Phil got me to say four passwords in 21 seconds. He then used the last 9 seconds to look at me dumbfoundedly and not give one clue. Haha.
- In round two, I got Phil to get all five password in 27 seconds.
- In round three, Julie gave such good clues I was able to figure out all five passwords in 20 seconds.
- A fourth round was not played because I had already mathematically defeated April.





part 2

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Coutzy on January 05, 2009, 06:51:25 AM
Great videos!

Phil even managed to throw an eyebrow our way!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on January 21, 2009, 11:48:56 AM
L.A.Times Travel Show to Feature 500 Exhibitors       
Written by Administrator     
More than 500 exhibitors, from adventure tour companies to national tourist boards, will showcase their products at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show Feb. 14-15 at the L.A. Convention Center. The show will feature seminars by experts from National Geographic and speakers such as Rick Steves, Arthur and Pauline Frommer, and Phil Keoghan of “The Amazing Race.”
The list of exhibitors includes the Fiji Islands Visitors Bureau, China National Tourist Office, China Discovery Tours, Qantas Vacations, Club Med, Goway Travel, Collette Vacations, Maui Visitors Bureau, Barbados Tourism Authority, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Kenya Tourist Board, Egyptian Tourist Authority and Colorado Tourism Office, and Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.

Attendees can take a scuba diving lesson in a dive pool, tackle a rock-climbing wall, and watch music and dance performances representing cultures from around the world.

Hours for the travel trade are 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Public hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (www.adventureexpo.com)
 
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 23, 2009, 07:02:21 PM
PRESS RELEASE
Phil Keoghan of CBS-TV's Amazing Race Selects Whitney Information Network to Launch NOW Life Training


Last update: 5:56 p.m. EST Jan. 23, 2009
CAPE CORAL, Fla., Jan 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Whitney Information Network, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RUSS) has been selected by television personality and author Phil Keoghan to develop a new, exciting, and potentially life-changing training program based on Keoghan's own life philosophy called No Opportunity Wasted(TM), or NOW for short.
According to Whitney's Chief Executive Officer Chuck Peck, the new venture created by this strategic alliance will provide multi-tiered life training designed to help people break free of the fears that hold them back and realize their true potential. This leading edge experiential training will be offered in cities throughout the United States and Canada via the proven educational model developed by Whitney Information Network.
No Opportunity Wasted was born out of the life experiences of Keoghan, host of CBS TV's Emmy Award-winning series The Amazing Race. A brush with death while still in his teens inspired him to develop a philosophy for living that Keoghan calls a NOW life.
Feeling that he needed to reach as wide an audience as possible with this enriching way of life, Keoghan chose Whitney Information Network to develop and deliver a multi-level training program.
"Whitney was the obvious choice," Keoghan remarked, "because of their outstanding track record in instructional design, implementation, and mass marketing."
Keoghan and Whitney will begin sending NOW teams to major cities to conduct free previews of NOW workshops. "We're calling these free events 'Ditch the Excuses' workshops," stated Peck. "These workshops are designed to be fast and fun, yet challenge our students to step outside their comfort zone, and totally change the way they live. In these times, people are in urgent need of new life skills and increased self-reliance, and that's what No Opportunity Wasted is all about."
The first series of free Ditch the Excuses workshops will be held in the Los Angeles area Feb. 3 to Feb. 5. Additional workshops are planned for Portland, OR and Vancouver, Canada.
"No Opportunity Wasted is about learning how to live while you still have the chance," says Keoghan. "It centers on creating a 'List for Life' and then using that list to take your life in directions you may never have dreamed possible. NOW gives you an adventurer's mindset, one that empowers you to seek out challenges and take advantage of opportunities. It also gives you the strength that prepares you for the sudden challenges life throws at you."
Previously, Keoghan has shared his life secrets through a successful book (No Opportunity Wasted, Rodale, 2004) and reality TV series (NOW).
For more information on the NOW workshops, visit the website at www.DitchTheExcuses.com.
About Phil Keoghan
Phil Keoghan is now in his fourteenth season starring as host of the six-time Emmy Award-winning prime time TV show The Amazing Race on CBS. He has also starred in and produced NOW (No Opportunity Wasted), a reality television series. He has been profiled in People magazine and TV Guide and been featured repeatedly on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
About Whitney Information Network, Inc.
Whitney Information Network, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RUSS.PK) is a leading provider of post-secondary education focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and personal success. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wealth Intelligence Academy, Whitney Information Network provides its students with comprehensive instruction, coaching, and mentorship in real estate investment, stock trading, business development, and individual investment strategies. Additional information can be found at www.wincorporate.com.
...
 http://www.ditchtheexcuses.com/

Copyright (C) 2009 PR Newswire. All rights reserved

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Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on January 23, 2009, 07:02:58 PM
haha you beat me to it peach *neener
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 08, 2009, 06:25:15 PM
Phil Keoghan of Amazing Race with Ryan Manno at the 2009 Grammys
Ryan and Phil discuss near death situations and the longevity of the show

Dynamic cast!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 08, 2009, 06:40:29 PM
Quote
We go to Siberia, unlike anything we have done in all 14 seasons...

We have freshened up the graphics, the maps, the music, it was time for a little spring cleaning

Most dynamic cast since season 7! There is something really unique about this cast in Season 14!

:hearts: Oh this is good! Thanks puddin!

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 08, 2009, 08:14:16 PM
Should add that Phil will be on the Bonnie Hunt show on Friday the 13th. My network does not air it until 3pm ET so if someone sees it before please update us! PHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<33333333333333333333
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 08, 2009, 09:42:11 PM
I am really curious to see what the opening credits look like, they haven't been changed since the 2nd season.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kogs on February 09, 2009, 09:41:42 PM
Should add that Phil will be on the Bonnie Hunt show on Friday the 13th. My network does not air it until 3pm ET so if someone sees it before please update us! PHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<33333333333333333333

airs at 2pm in nyc
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 09, 2009, 10:00:52 PM
I get it at 8AM, looks like! :neener:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 09, 2009, 10:05:58 PM
I get it at 8AM, looks like! :neener:
yeah but you always miss it peach  :sucks
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 09:44:36 PM
Thanks to Bill Kahler (TAR 13) on the RFF realitytv podcast for this early heads' up!!

Phil will be biking across America March 28 -- May 9!

You can watch here for more info:

http://philridesacrossamerica.com/

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/PhilridesacrossAmerica.jpg)



He better plan on riding thru NYC for TARcon, she says darkly....
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 09:46:49 PM
Phil in biker shorts LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :luvu:  :wohoo:

hopefully SPANDEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 09:47:51 PM
Damn hes coming thru southern PA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 09:51:16 PM
Nowhere near my neighborhood, looks like I'll be visiting you, puddin!!

:luvu: Phil!!

ooh, yes on the spandex!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 09:52:37 PM
I'll meet you at the border peach!! :wine: , we can drool together *heehee
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 09:53:42 PM
Don't laugh but I will be nearby, :funny:  I'll bring the booze!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 10, 2009, 10:17:01 PM
I need to hose you both off. Goodness.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 10:18:57 PM
 :-[
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 10:29:15 PM
I will throw  :knuckles: down on you bitches.  He's Mine..........
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 10:37:57 PM
:hides
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 10:46:48 PM
I will throw  :knuckles: down on you bitches.  He's Mine..........

Fight you for him!  :pfight:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 10:54:41 PM
 :bags

Peach, I will make Fruit cocktail out of you. :hugs:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 10, 2009, 10:56:28 PM
 :lol: Ladies, Ladies  :groan:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 10:56:53 PM
GIRL FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 10:57:38 PM
I think you two can take me though.  Apparently I already have  concussion.  I was actually kind of missing recapping Big Brother.  WTF is up with that. :ascared.  I mean seriously, WTF is up with that. :pull
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Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 10:58:32 PM
GIRL FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But classy.  So is that Jell-o or mud?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 10, 2009, 10:59:14 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 10, 2009, 10:59:32 PM
mud....mud...mud  :-[
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 11:00:16 PM
And we have a man in the house. :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 11:02:09 PM
mud....mud...mud  :-[
  RFF After Dark.


Does Rob know what goes on here late at night?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 10, 2009, 11:14:04 PM
Apparently not. :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 11:14:45 PM
No jello ..........pudding!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 11:21:54 PM
Phil brings out all our best...intellectual qualities, huh, girls? :lol3:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 10, 2009, 11:35:16 PM
No jello ..........pudding!!
  :killme:  I'm dying.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 11:43:39 PM
I think you two can take me though.  Apparently I already have  concussion.  I was actually kind of missing recapping Big Brother.  WTF is up with that. :ascared.  I mean seriously, WTF is up with that. :pull

Did you fall off the roof again? ???

paramedics! Aisle Four! :lol:
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Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 12:06:30 AM
I think you two can take me though.  Apparently I already have  concussion.  I was actually kind of missing recapping Big Brother.  WTF is up with that. :ascared.  I mean seriously, WTF is up with that. :pull
  :umn: .. seek medical attention STAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Jobby on February 11, 2009, 02:26:02 AM
I just watched Phil's video on Million Dollar Password, he's hilarious. :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on February 11, 2009, 01:47:49 PM

 :groan: Awww I missed the fight over Phil sounds like puddin won  :lol:

It’s nice to see you girls stopping to have some fun you work so hard and need to take that breather  :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 02:12:20 PM
 :yess: I won PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: marigold on February 11, 2009, 02:16:16 PM

 :yess: I won PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:


 :funny: I had no doubt, especially when I heard you got out the pudding it was over  :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 02:56:13 PM
I hope Phil likes puddin' :luvu: and then some ........
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 11, 2009, 03:14:41 PM
(TARAsia Fan gets ready to hose down puddin)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 03:32:36 PM
(TARAsia Fan gets ready to hose down puddin)
:wohoo: Phil in pantyhose
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 07:31:07 PM
PHILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

The Amazing Race 14 - Phil's Video Diary: Ep 1
Phil takes us behind the scenes of the CBS Photo shoot at Los Angeles International Airport

 << HQ toggle
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 07:39:46 PM
Who knew there were planes like that? I have SO been flying the wrong airlines, lol!

Sigh...Phil in a bed, any bed....

And puddin has a puddy cat! Cute!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Jobby on February 11, 2009, 07:42:43 PM
The ladies here.. :knuckles:

 :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 11, 2009, 10:58:24 PM
This has become Girlz Gone Wild with your host, Phil Keoghan, featuring puddin, Georgia Peach and mswood all showing Phil the goodz. :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 11:02:01 PM
And dammed lucky he is too! :lol3:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 11, 2009, 11:03:47 PM
No, Phil is showing his toolz. You are all showing the goodz. :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 11, 2009, 11:22:47 PM
 :lol: Thread gone wild!  :funny: As Joab said. Some of the women over here...man!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 11:58:19 PM
No, Phil is showing his toolz. You are all showing the goodz. :funny:
  :lol: shush you!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2009, 12:19:50 PM
No, Phil is showing his toolz. You are all showing the goodz. :funny:

 :funny: Now everyone has gone wild. :groan: :meow:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 12, 2009, 01:12:41 PM
It's RFF After Dark where the Girlz Go Wild!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2009, 08:57:48 PM
Phil is so good looking that a guy like me wants a piece of him too! :hearts:

CAT FIGHT WITH THE GIRLS BEGINS!! :meow: :meow: :meow:

Just kidding. :hides
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2009, 08:26:04 AM
I get it at 8AM, looks like! :neener:
yeah but you always miss it peach  :sucks

Phil on the Bonnie Hunt Show!

Starts about the 40 minute mark

As always with Phil and Bonnie, there is flirting...

Opens with Phil starting by sliding down the firepole, complete w/ convo (and instant replay :hearts:) of exactly where that pole went, with talk of "wrapping legs"...then mouth to mouth...you get the picture.  :fan:

Pics of Phil renewing his vows underwater, pics of the dining at the Stromboli Volcano

Shoutout to Andrea, a TARcon fan!!  :wohoo:

Oh TAR... you ask?? :lol:

Description of the Luke/Margie team, Phil loves that he was casted, thinks signing may be an advantage, footage of Luke and the cheese, shot of laughing bell ringers and the runaway cheese+fence

Description of Mark and Michael, we are going to think they are hysterical, we may pee our pants laughing! They have no fear and are huge TAR fans, ready for anything...

Big thank you to Bonnie for supporting the show

And that's all folks!!

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 13, 2009, 08:43:35 AM
We love Bonnie!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 10:37:43 AM
Thanks peachs!! :popcorn:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 10:38:41 AM
INTERVIEW: PHIL KEOGHAN ON PUTTING THE AMAZING IN CBS'S "RACE"
By Jim Halterman

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While the fourteenth season of any series is usually time that last rites are being administered, CBS's "The Amazing Race" marches into Season 14 with a renewed vigor and freshness, according to longtime host Phil Keoghan. Speaking from Los Angeles, Keoghan spoke of the endurance of the competition series, how the contestants are chosen and what brings him the most joy in his host role.

Keoghan said that conscious efforts have been made this season to keep the show from growing stale. "The network really wanted to freshen everything up including the graphics and the music; all the dressing elements of the show. And that now with all the other stuff that we've always been able to keep fresh, I think it's given us something that's a premiere show like Season One out of the gate; that's how fresh it looks to me."

"The Amazing Race" has been a groundbreaking show in that it has regularly brought an eclectic group of people to each season's casts. "I've gotta tell you," Keoghan said, "to CBS's credit, they have consistently made quite radical choices with casting [but] the final say goes to Les Moonves and he has an unbelievable eye for talent and knowing what's going to work on TV." Case in point, Keoghan explained that one of the teams in the new season (Margie and Luke) is a mother and her deaf son, who doesn't read lips and will rely completely on his mother to communicate. "It would've been an easy one to shy away from them. Most people would say 'we don't want to get into too extreme a choice. It's going to be too hard for them.' But we've had an amputee, we've had a short person, we've had gay, straight, tall, short. We've had such extremes with the casting that I love being a part of it because I love that we don't shy away from any combination that works." Other contestants this season include a gay father and son, sibling lawyers and shapely blonde flight attendants, who say in the season premiere that they are ready to use their looks to get them far in the game.

While challenges may get bigger and scarier every season (in Sunday's episode, racers bungee jump off the second highest point in the world) Keoghan said there's another aspect of the challenges that appeal to him. "It's about immersing people in some aspect of culture in that place. Those to me are my favorite challenges. Milking a camel or this cheese challenge [where contestants have to carry 200 lbs of cheese down a slippery hill], which was such a huge effort. You kind of throw people something that is inherently part of the culture there... [for example,] they're in Cambodia and they have to go fishing and they have to do it the way people in Cambodia do it."

In terms of the show's popularity, Keoghan shared, "I feel like 'The Amazing Race' is kind of at a tipping point. Before, people would say 'you're that guy from that great race.' They sort of knew the face, knew the show, they'd heard about it but it hadn't gotten to that tipping point where it becomes a part of people's vernacular where it was mainstream or where it was a recognizable show to just about anyone on the street. Now, people get the name right, people have seen it, people say, 'Oh, I know that show, The Amazing Race. I love this team or I love that team.' But the thing I consistently hear from people is we just love it when you just show us the world."

The fact that the race itself literally goes around the world, Keoghan initially wanted to convey the grand scope of that fact at the starting line of the race. He revealed that at the beginning of the series, "I wanted a line that sort of encapsulated what was awaiting the teams and what was awaiting the viewers and I came up with this line. I felt like I needed something to set up the premise. I came up with this line, 'The world is waiting for you.'"

Keoghan added that it's the world that is truly the biggest appeal of the series. "Yes, we have a great show, yes, we have a great cast but what people really love about the show, one of the big pulls or draws of the show is that we're the show that is part of the world and we'll show them the world in a way that they just don't get to see anywhere else in mainstream media."

Another popular draw of the show is the testing that the various relationships go through in the course of the race. To hear Keoghan describe it, it's not just the already weak relationships that are subject to the pressures of the race. "I don't know if even some of the strongest relationships aren't going to be tested somehow during the whole journey because it is very stressful. It's hard enough to take a family trip on the weekend and go away for a camping trip. In a perfect relationship there's still going to be some tension but now you've upped the ante and you put a million dollars out there and you've got other people racing to get there before you... you really create a lot of tension, a lot of energy there that manifests itself and teams really testing their relationship."

Keoghan, who is also an author of the book "No Opportunity Wasted: Creating A List For Life," clearly finds much joy in helping people make the most out of their lives. "It's uplifting. It's invigorating. It makes people want to get out there and do things. There's something very cool about working on a show this long and being a part of something that has that kind of energy." The host also said that he's heard first hand from past contestants how the race has impacted their lives. "I stay in contact with many of the racers. They email. It's changed their lives for the better. The audience loves to see the changes that people go through and the idea that they're pushing themselves. It's a unique opportunity to work on something that actually does something positive, I think."

When asked if he ever stands on the sidelines and secretly wishes he could do the challenges that he sees play out season after season, Keoghan admitted that he's not a newbie at doing extreme challenges. "Since the age of 19, I have spent most of my career doing crazy things. I have an unofficial world record for bungee jumping where nine of us jumped off a bridge at one time. I have my reindeer skiing license, which I got in 1998... I spent three days in a nudist resort [and] I putted a golf ball across Scotland last year in four days. 107 miles. One golf club, many golf balls lost from the West coast of Scotland to the East. So I've spent my entire career doing many of the things that they do on the race."

"The Amazing Race" kicks off its latest season this Sunday at 8:00/7:00c on CBS.
 
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Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2009, 10:54:04 AM
Thanks peachs!! :popcorn:

That pole shot just might be Hi def, slo-mo zoom worthy! Heeeee.....
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 02:56:26 PM
I've got it! I'll get it youtubed later this afternoon. Gosh Phil is a flirt! :luvu:

In other news, I just received my EntertainmentWeekly magazine and Phil will be blogging every Monday on EW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 13, 2009, 03:22:28 PM
We're all going to be reading that blog! :jumpy: :jumpy: :yess: :yess: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: mswood on February 13, 2009, 03:24:44 PM
I've got it! I'll get it youtubed later this afternoon. Gosh Phil is a flirt! :luvu:

In other news, I just received my EntertainmentWeekly magazine and Phil will be blogging every Monday on EW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :jumpy:
awesome.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 07:26:04 PM
Someone already has it youtubed!

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 25, 2009, 01:48:46 AM
mmmm...Cookies AND Phil!

COOKIE TIME


NZPA  Wednesday, 25 February 2009 - 7:33pm Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - Christchurch company Cookie Time is hiring staff and taking on the US market in the depths of an economic crisis with its familiar creative marketing flourish.

The maker of individually wrapped cookies, founded in 1983 by 21-year-old student entrepreneur Michael Mayell, is teaming up with Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, who was born in Christchurch, to promote the cookies as nutritionally balanced food bars.

Mr Keoghan will launch the product in the US by biking 42 days from Los Angeles to New York, leaving late March and arriving in New York in early May.

"We firmly believe there are opportunities in every crisis," said Lincoln Booth, Cookie Time's general manager.

Cookie Time is using Air New Zealand and New Zealand logistics company Mainfreight as shippers. All of its cookies are made in Christchurch and 27 people have been added to the production line.

Cookie Time is sending its first export shipment to the US at a time when the Government is looking to the private sector to create growth and jobs.

The company has signed a distribution deal with General Nutrition Center, which puts its cookies in 1000 stores throughout the US initially, increasing to 6500 stores.

The company's One Square Meal product will be co-branded NOW, in keeping with Mr Keoghan's No Opportunity Wasted brand, for the US market.

"Taking on one of the world's largest markets in challenging economic times is a calculated risk, and a huge investment for us," Mr Booth said.

"Phil's a household name in the US, so we are very privileged to have him on board for this venture," he said.

Mr Keoghan said he has been taking One Square Meal cookies to the US by the suitcase full after first tasting them in a store in Auckland's Mission Bay.

The first order is worth $1 million, which equates to 36 tonnes of product.

"Cookie Time may be a small company, but it's got a big heart, and we see innovation and opening new channels as the best way to drive incremental growth," Mr Booth said.

http://www.guide2.co.nz/money/news/business/cookie-time-in-amazing-race-to-united-states/11/5882
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Post by: puddin on February 25, 2009, 11:18:51 AM
'Amazing Race' Host To Ride Across America
February 25th, 2009 9:00am EST  Post a comment


LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is getting ready for an amazing ride: a multitasking bicycle trip across America.

Keoghan said he's cycling cross-country to encourage people to pursue a healthy life. He also intends to spotlight the battle against multiple sclerosis, a cause he's supported for several years.

Keoghan will set off from Los Angeles on March 28 and end in New York on May 9 — the day before the "Amazing Race" season finale airs on CBS, the network said Wednesday.

He plans to average 100 miles a day, and said he hopes people will join in as he passes through their area.

"I feel like where we're at in the economy, the bicycle is a pretty good solution to helping people's waistlines, wallets and the environment," Keoghan said by phone from Auckland during a visit to his native New Zealand.

"This is saying to people, look, it's time to make a choice in your life. We have way too much obesity and way too many people sitting back and not getting involved in life," he said.

The ride, sponsored by nutritional retailer GNC, also is intended to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Bike MS fundraising effort, with Keoghan attending rallies nationwide.

A member of Keoghan's family, a cousin, has the disease, a CBS spokesman said.  :'(

Keoghan's path will take him to more than 30 cities including Las Vegas; Denver; Lincoln, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Washington; Baltimore; Philadelphia; and New York.

By LYNN ELBER
AP Television Writer

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/02/25/amazing_race_host_to_ride_across_america
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Post by: Kogs on February 25, 2009, 11:21:25 AM
heres cbs's release on it

PHIL KEOGHAN OF CBS's "THE AMAZING RACE" RIDES ACROSS AMERICA PRESENTED BY GNC LIVE WELL
Keoghan To Embark on a 40 Day, Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride Across America, Averaging 100 Miles Per Day, Covering Over 3,500 Miles Total with Pit Stops in Over 30 Cities

 

Phil Keoghan, host of CBS's THE AMAZING RACE, will embark on his boldest adventure yet - cycling from Los Angeles to New York - a ride that will average 100 miles per day for a total of over 3,500 miles, spanning 40 days with pit stops in over 30 different cities. 

 

"I fly over 400,000 miles a year and I figured it was time to stretch my legs.  I love to ride so I thought I'd see what this great country looks like up close instead of taking a bird's eye view at 30,000 feet," said Keoghan.  "In this economic climate, bike riding makes a lot of sense - it's good for your waistline and easy on your wallet."

 

Phil Keoghan's "Ride Across America Presented by GNC" will kickoff on March 28 in Los Angeles and end on May 9 (the day before the finale of THE AMAZING RACE 14) in New York.  Along the way, he'll attend meet and greets with supporters at local GNC stores, visit CBS affiliates, attend open-casting calls for the next installment of THE AMAZING RACE, sign copies of his best-selling book No Opportunity Wasted, and ride alongside ex-Racers and fans of THE AMAZING RACE.  He will also be participating in rallies hosted by the National MS Society to build awareness for Bike MS and the MS movement.

 

"All of us at GNC are extremely impressed with Phil's commitment and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle," stated Tom Dowd, Executive Vice President, Stores, Operations & Development for GNC.  "Having been fans of the 'The Amazing Race' and Phil from the first season, we recognized what a great opportunity this was to partner with him."

     

Phil Keoghan's "Ride Across America" includes visits to such cities as:   Las Vegas; Denver; Lincoln, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Washington D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia and New York.  Phil's exact route will be released soon.

 

"We're also very excited to have the opportunity to be the sole retailer of Phil's new nutritional product, NOW OSM 'One Square Meal,' a total meal replacement that is guaranteed to be a top seller at our GNC stores," added Dowd. 

 

THE AMAZING RACE 14 airs Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network
 
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Post by: puddin on February 25, 2009, 11:23:39 AM
Nice to see Phil gets CBS's stamp of approval  :jam:
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 25, 2009, 12:04:14 PM
end in New York on May 9 — the day before the "Amazing Race" season finale airs on CBS, the network said Wednesday.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 25, 2009, 12:15:26 PM
He's coming to TARCon!!!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 25, 2009, 12:48:18 PM
Pedal hard, Phil!! Don't be late! :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on February 25, 2009, 12:50:21 PM
mmmmmmmmmm sweaty Phil in spandex :luvu:
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Post by: randomnzer on February 25, 2009, 01:26:58 PM
Phil supporting an iconic NZ brand: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4860252a13.html
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 25, 2009, 03:01:12 PM
Uh oh, I need to hose down puddin again.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Post by: michael on February 25, 2009, 03:02:28 PM
Today I  realized that my dad's name is also Phil. Now when I hear my mom talking to him and calling him Phil I'm going to think she's talking to the host of the Amazing Race.  :'(
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Post by: puddin on February 25, 2009, 03:04:53 PM
Today I  realized that my dad's name is also Phil. Now when I hear my mom talking to him and calling him Phil I'm going to think she's talking to the host of the Amazing Race.  :'(
:groan:

Uh oh, I need to hose down puddin again.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
yeahthatsright  ;D  :wohoo:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 25, 2009, 03:07:29 PM
Today I  realized that my dad's name is also Phil.
After how many years?? :lol3:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 25, 2009, 03:10:39 PM
Uh oh, I need to hose down puddin again.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
yeahthatsright  ;D  :wohoo:
I think I need an extra strength hose.  :umn: :umn:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 25, 2009, 03:22:21 PM
Get two.  :fan:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 25, 2009, 03:33:20 PM
Get two.  :fan:
Hoo boy. :groan:
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Post by: puddin on February 26, 2009, 07:06:11 PM
adding this  :hearts:
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/IMG_AmazingRacePoster.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 26, 2009, 08:36:16 PM
(TARAsia Fan gets the hoses ready for the women). :snicker: :snicker:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on March 05, 2009, 10:57:19 AM
ARGHHHH Phil was on the ES and I missed it!!!!!!!!!!!

but  :wohoo:  :wohoo:

Phil Keoghan, host of "Amazing Race," talks to Harry Smith and Dave Price about his plan to ride coast to coast to raise money for The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 05, 2009, 11:21:37 AM
oooh LOVE IT!

Website still not updated yet though!

philridesacrossamerica.com

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Post by: puddin on March 05, 2009, 11:31:25 AM
Phil looks adorable in that hat *swoon*. Phil talking about his tuckus <<<<<<<333333333 love!
Imagine that trail of bikes that will be following Phil! What Price says..like "Forrest Gump" LOL
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Post by: puddin on March 05, 2009, 05:53:43 PM
photo credits gettyimages  :hearts:



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Post by: Kogs on March 06, 2009, 11:43:38 AM
so this is what i saw in times square yesterday
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on March 06, 2009, 12:05:58 PM
so this is what i saw in times square yesterday
And you didn't investigate?  ;)
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Post by: Kogs on March 06, 2009, 03:14:13 PM
so this is what i saw in times square yesterday
And you didn't investigate?  ;)

i was in a car, i couldnt really go and get out you know lol
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Post by: puddin on March 06, 2009, 03:36:49 PM
so this is what i saw in times square yesterday
And you didn't investigate?  ;)

i was in a car, i couldnt really go and get out you know lol
You were being held hostage!?  :ascared
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Post by: Kogs on March 07, 2009, 05:56:27 PM
so this is what i saw in times square yesterday
And you didn't investigate?  ;)

i was in a car, i couldnt really go and get out you know lol
You were being held hostage!?  :ascared

nop just in traffic with friends and not wanting to take the train down to west 4th street so i got a ride lol
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Post by: puddin on March 07, 2009, 07:14:09 PM
I sure would like one of those Move It shirts ........ off to GNC!
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Post by: puddin on March 16, 2009, 11:24:12 AM
Phil Twittering  :jam: --thanks to traveler poster @ sucks for the heads up.


Quote
at mike whites house for a fun amazing race type race, lots of former racers all running around la.
;)

http://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan
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Post by: puddin on March 16, 2009, 09:17:35 PM
Credits to ONTD (http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/33190255.html?thread=4549552239#t4549552239)
 :jam:
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/ep7/phil20in20his20undies2.gif)
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Post by: gingerman28 on March 16, 2009, 09:32:39 PM
With the announcement that Phil will be biking across America for MS from March 28 to May 9 sort of puts a damper on TAR15 being underway before May 9.
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Post by: DrRox on March 19, 2009, 09:53:00 AM
Phil posted on his Twitter page that he perforated an ear drum......bet that doesn't feel good.
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Post by: puddin on March 19, 2009, 11:19:49 AM
The problem here is that you need credentials to call in but fwiw .......  :lol:


***MEDIA ADVISORY - CONFERENCE CALL*** -- PHIL KEOGHAN, HOST OF CBS's "THE AMAZING RACE," TO DISCUSS HIS UPCOMING "RIDE ACROSS AMERICA PRESENTED BY GNC" ON A MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, AT 2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT
 

            Phil Keoghan, host of CBS's THE AMAZING RACE, will discuss his boldest adventure yet - cycling from Los Angeles to New York - on a media conference call on Tuesday, March 24 (2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT).  Keoghan will average 100 miles per day for a total of more than 3,500 miles, spanning 40 days with pit stops in over 30 different cities.     

 

            Phil Keoghan's "Ride Across America Presented by GNC" will kickoff on Saturday, March 28 in Los Angeles and end on Saturday, May 9 (the day before the finale of THE AMAZING RACE 14) in New York.  Along the way, he'll greet supporters at local GNC stores, visit CBS affiliates, attend open-casting calls for the next installment of THE AMAZING RACE, sign copies of his best-selling book No Opportunity Wasted, and ride alongside former Racers and fans of THE AMAZING RACE.  He will also be participating in rallies hosted by the National MS Society to build awareness for Bike MS and the MS movement.

 

THE AMAZING RACE 14 airs Sundays, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

CALL DATE:                   TUESDAY, MARCH 24

 

TIME:                              2:00 PM, ET/11:00 AM, PT

 
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 19, 2009, 02:34:30 PM
Want to ride bikes with Phil?

https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/TRR/Bike/General/1041080178?pg=ptype&fr_id=11820 (https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/TRR/Bike/General/1041080178?pg=ptype&fr_id=11820)

http://www.philridesacrossamerica.com/index.html (http://www.philridesacrossamerica.com/index.html)

Maybe we need a Ride Across America topic?
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Post by: puddin on March 20, 2009, 02:38:37 PM

Maybe we need a Ride Across America topic?
Sure if you want to wp but I don't feel like moving all we have on the Ride Across America news over  :lol:

Bonnie Hunt gave Phil a shout out today and imposed his head onto someones? body   :funny:

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Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 23, 2009, 02:46:34 PM
Phil has twittered a few times about his ear drum...

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# Ear is not good, it is perforated the doctor said, no exercise ... I said, ah ... well I'm biking across America next week, he just laughed.6:17 PM Mar 18th from web

Doesn't a perforated ear drum stop you from flying?  :groan: Could this delay TAR 15?  :groan:
How long does an eardrum take to heal?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on March 23, 2009, 02:59:52 PM
Well, flying is not good for it.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on May 11, 2009, 03:54:30 PM
May 8, 2009, 12:53 pm
 
A Q&A With Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan
By Linda Jines
Photo: Monty BrintonPhil Keoghan
New Zealand native Phil Keoghan is best known as the host of CBS’s reality show The Amazing Race, each episode ending with Phil at some exotic international finish line, solemnly informing each team where it has placed in the day’s contest.

Phil himself has a thirst for travel and adventure: he broke a world record for bungee-jumping, wrote a book encouraging readers to live every day as though it’s their last, and renewed his wedding vows underwater while hand-feeding sharks.

The following interview took place two days before the end of his 40-day, 3,500-mile bicycle trip across the U.S. to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He had already ridden 50 miles that morning and had 50 more to go; but he was kind enough to squeeze in a few questions.

In a word, the final episode of this season’s The Amazing Race is:

Frantic.

The Amazing Race teams logged 40,000 miles this season — who gets all those frequent-flier miles?

(Laughs.) Not them. But many of the miles we do are on airlines that you’ve never heard of, and on airlines you never want to fly again, and on airlines that are using old airlines’ planes that have gone out of business.

Do you ever get “player envy,” where you just want to leap off the mat screaming, “Move over, you idiots, and let Daddy show you how it’s done”?

Absolutely not. I’ve spent my entire career doing ridiculous, crazy, wild things, and at this point in my career I’m very happy to watch ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I get a big kick out of it.

What one characteristic do all successful racers have in common?

I would say curiosity, and respect.

How do you think the game would change if Race upped the prize from $1 million to $5 million?

I don’t think it would change it all. I think at the end of the day, people aren’t racing as much for the money as they are for the opportunity, and the opportunity is worth more than $1 million. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that even with the $1 million — or $10 million dollars — you could not buy.

Do you think the H1N1 Swine flu virus will have any impact on next season’s race?

It could. Do I think it will affect what we want to do? No. We’re very aware of challenges that are faced by travelers, and we always have been; we’ve had to make changes because of political situations and medical situations, and so I think we can take measures to be able to deal with anything.

Let me turn the tables a bit and ask you three questions straight from The Amazing Race contestant application:

What famous person most reminds you of yourself?


Oh, boy. Well, let’s put it this way: the famous person that I wish I was most like would be Clint Eastwood. He doesn’t remind me of myself; I guess I would just like to emulate him in some way. I have tremendous respect for his abilities as a director, producer, actor, writer … I think he is amazing.

What most scares you about traveling?

I don’t really get scared by travel. I guess getting sick — becoming incapacitated and not being able to enjoy the experience.

What is your primary motivation for being on The Amazing Race?

Curiosity. New experiences. Testing my limits. Facing new fears. Getting outside my comfort zone. Meeting new people. Trying new things. To me, it’s all about exploration, and if I had been born a few hundred years ago, I would have really aspired to being some kind of explorer.

In my dream version of Amazing Race, who would win: Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Dr. Phil?

(Sings) One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same. I’m gonna say Phil would probably have the ability to manipulate the relationships so that he’d convince them it was a good idea to let him win. He’d tell the Dalai Lama to just chill, and I think the Dalai Lama would just take a backseat and be so Zen … Mother Teresa’s only motivation for winning would be to give the money away, anyway, and she’d probably get sidetracked along the way wanting to look after somebody. I’m going to say Dr. Phil.


Now that you’ve been on the road biking for 39 straight days, what’s worse — the loneliness or the chafing?

I’m not lonely because I’ve got my dad with me. But chafing, let me tell you … The first time I tried [bikers’ anti-chafing butter], I was quite tentative — I sort of dabbled with one finger. But after I realized the benefits of stopping the chafing around the nether regions and everything that we’re all blessed with down under, I now use a four-finger application. I dip right into the bucket, and I shamelessly apply it.

You took a horrible fall from your bike on Day 32 on some railroad tracks in Ohio. On this trip, have you ever thought for as much as one nanosecond, “Enough already with this bike-riding bull crap”?

Well, not in those terms. But there was a day when I got really sick [from dehydration] and I ended up in the hospital. I got out of [the hospital] about 1:00 in the morning, and I had to get up and ride the next day.

I rode myself better and got stronger and stronger, but one of the things that kept me going was I met a man [with MS] — Michael — and he had got out of bed for the first time in six months to come and see me, and he could barely stand up. That was a huge motivator, because no matter how bad any of us think we have it, there are people who show tremendous, incredible physical and mental strength. I kept thinking about how hard it was for him just to throw his legs out of the bed, just to get out of the bed.

I really wanted to test myself on this ride, and I definitely went to a place mentally and physically that I had never been to before.

So far you’ve raised about $100 per mile for MS during your ride. How do you feel about the ride, quantifying it in those terms?

There’s no way to put a figure on the media value of what we’ve done. So while we’ve raised a tremendous amount of money — I believe we’ll get to $400,000 by the time we get to New York — I don’t know how you could measure the hundreds of stories and radio interviews and TV interviews and good will and awareness that have come from this.

Where was your best hamburger?

At Kewpie’s, in Lima, Ohio.

Here are a few quick questions that we ask many famous people we interview:

Paper or plastic?

Paper.

London or Paris?

That’s tough; I love ‘em both. I’m gonna say London.

Better Morrissey song title: “Someone Is Squeezing My Skull” or “I Have Forgiven Jesus”?

(Reluctantly) “Someone Is Squeezing My Skull.”

And my final question: As someone who’s traveled professionally for over 20 years and who’s been to 100 countries, what is your favorite place on earth?

Anywhere where I’m with people I love.

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/a-qa-with-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan/?pagemode=print
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 08, 2009, 03:37:45 PM
Race' geography lesson in the US
Home » Entertainment » Television
Tue, 9 Jun 2009
Television

 
The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan. Photo by NZPA. Host of The Amazing Race, New Zealander Phil Keoghan might have nailed a real American accent - he had to, to get his job - but he certainly has not become a Yank.
"The average American doesn't have the geographical knowledge the average New Zealander has," the 42-year-old says from his home in Santa Monica.

"We're isolated so we look outwards a lot and understand we are a small country and don't see ourselves as the centre of the world.

"In America, there are a lot of people who simply don't learn basic geography.

They wouldn't know where Great Britain is or Italy - actually, they probably know Italy, but only because it looks like a boot."

Keoghan's show, a prime-time reality programme in the United States where teams of two compete in a race around the world, has done its bit to help change that over 15 seasons.

"For them to be able to see Muslim people showing kindness to strangers is the only time they see other cultures.

Really, some Americans have a conception that everyone in a turban is a terrorist."

Keoghan also boasts that The Amazing Race has had an amazing diversity of people take part.

Racers have included openly gay couples, a deaf boy, a small person and a lesbian priest.

"We have people with bung knees and pot bellies, ordinary people like the people we know in our own lives."

Keoghan had to learn to put on an American accent to get the Amazing Race role, he says, because network television audiences are so huge in the US.

The show is regularly watched by more than 10 million people so programmers will not risk putting someone on screen who might turn viewers off or be hard to understand.

That attitude is changing somewhat - American Idol judge Simon Cowell is on screen with an English accent - but Keoghan says on prime time television the competition is fierce.

No-one can say Keoghan doesn't do his bit as an unofficial New Zealand ambassador.

He has brought the show to New Zealand three times, most recently including his father in the programme.

There are lots of New Zealand references in Keoghan's conversation: his speech to his old school of St Andrews, conversations with the Canterbury Tourism Board about promoting his home province, his 12 trips home last year.

"Part of it is that people have contacted me, but part of it is my genuine love of the country."

The Amazing Race only makes up about a quarter of his work, which includes speaking engagements and promoting his book, No Opportunity Wasted.

He estimates he flew 650,000km last year.

He is talking to various New Zealand companies about marketing opportunities and how he could help promote their products overseas.

Keoghan seems to have a never-ending amount of energy and determination.

"I'm stubborn when I believe in something", he says.

"I just persevere." - Deborah Hillcone

http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/television/60300/race039-geography-lesson-us
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Post by: puddin on June 11, 2009, 12:22:18 AM

Title: Chat with Phil Keoghan of 'The Amazing Race'
 
Date: Thursday June 11, 2009
Time: 4:00PM PDT


Talk about amazing! For the past six years, "The Amazing Race" has zoomed past top-rated "American Idol" to win the Emmy for best reality/competition show. How does it stay ahead? Those are among the questions we'll ask when chatting live with host Phil Keoghan on Thursday at 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. ET. Join us and ask Keoghan what you want!

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Post by: NoluckBoston on June 11, 2009, 09:33:50 AM
The link did not work for me, so here is one more

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/06/live-chat-with-the-amazing-races-phil-keoghan.html (http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/06/live-chat-with-the-amazing-races-phil-keoghan.html)

What a bad photo of phil  :(
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2009, 12:00:28 PM
GMTA!

One more link: (just in case :lol:)

http://actualentertainmentdot.com/?p=7714
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on June 11, 2009, 06:09:06 PM
Phils chat

3:58 PatrickDay:  Welcome, Phil! The last season just ended for the TV viewers. When do you start filming the next one?  

3:58 [Comment From iskolar]
Hey Phil! Good morning from the Philippines!  

4:00 [Comment From Alfredo]
Phil, greetings from Chile  

4:01 [Comment From Ken]
Will there be another All-Star edition of TAR?


4:02 [Comment From Phil Keoghan]
Hey - my computer - froze - i am back up - this is Phil keoghan  


4:02 [Comment From Aura]
Hi Phil  

4:02 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Phil, did you have any idea how big the turn out for the show will be? It's definitely rockin the world!  

4:02 [Comment From Nevada]
I'm still suffering withdrawal symptoms from not having TAR to watch on Sunday nights...  


4:03 [Comment From Ken]
We TAR fans would love to see a reunion show after the season finale (like Survivor has). Why doesn't TAR have a reunion show?  

4:04 Phil Keoghan:  Hi Tom - how are you doing? shall we get started  

4:04 [Comment From george]
why haven't past seasons been released on DVD?  
4:04 Tom O'Neil:  yes, let's get started. Let's begin with Patrick's question above
 

4:04 [Comment From Donna]
Where exactly did your daughter bungie jump. Great b-day present to you. :)  

4:04 Tom O'Neil:  Patrick just asked: Phil! The last season just ended for the TV viewers. When do you start filming the next one
4:05 Phil Keoghan:  Great to see so many familiar fans here...we're shooting this summer and goes to air this fall  

 4:05 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Phil, did you have any idea how big the turn out for the show will be? It's definitely rockin the world!  

4:05 Tom O'Neil:  Considering your marathon success at the Emmys in the race for best reality/competition show, are you at all worried that Simon Cowell has a hit out on you?  

4:06 Phil Keoghan:  My daughter bungee jumped San Gabriel Mts off the bridge to Nowhere  

4:06 Phil Keoghan:  I hope simon doesn't have a hit on me - that guy is scary when he's angry. If he does I hope it's quick
 

4:06 [Comment From Alfredo]
I want to ask Phil what made season 7 so successful in terms of viewers (the most watched season)  

4:07 [Comment From Nevada]
Phil, are you still bicycling across the U.S.?  

4:07 Tom O'Neil:  Hey, Phil, dive into some of these questions from other folks here. Pick the ones you like  

4:07 Phil Keoghan:  Back from the bike ride and no more saddle sores. Great time on the road, $500,000 raised for MS  

4:07 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Six consecutive Emmy wins, I think that's a record for any show. That's definitely something to brag about! Any thoughts why the Emmys love your show so much?  

4:08 [Comment From Andrew]
Why did the Amazing race family season do so poorly?  


4:08 Phil Keoghan:  regarding the reunion show - I would love to see a reunion show and feel like this might be the perfect time to have one. it's something i want to discuss with CBS.  

4:08 [Comment From Nevada]
The logistics of putting together the Race must be mind-boggling...


cont .........
4:09 [Comment From Nevada]
Whoever picks the episode to submit for Emmy consideration this year should send the one with the cheese...  

4:10 Phil Keoghan:  I think we have had a consistent quality show over the years and we continue to keep it fresh because we go to new places. We're constantly pushing ourselves to exceed expectations and i was really proud of the show this last season. the network wanted to freshen it up and give it a new coat of paint. that freed us up to get rid of some of the airport scenes and added new music, etc.  


4:11 Tom O'Neil:  Phil, what episode will you submit this year to Emmy judges?  

4:11 [Comment From Alfredo]
I would like to know why TAR only chose TAR 14 episodes for Emmy consideration  


4:11 Paul Sheehan:  The "24" style split screens really added to the pace of the show for instance.
 

4:11 Phil Keoghan:  The cheese scene is an all time favorite for me. it was out of control and we knew we were capturing captivating television  

cont ...

4:12 [Comment From Andrew]
yes! the cheese scene  

4:12 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Do you still have contact with past participants from the show? Have you made any friends with them? :)  

4:12 Phil Keoghan:  Tom - we submitted episode 1 from this season  


4:12 Tom O'Neil:  Why?  

4:12 [Comment From Nevada]
"Watch out for the cheese!" could wind up one of those classic lines...  

4:12 [Comment From Alfredo]
Phil, I thought you had submitted Tailand 1 too  


4:13 Phil Keoghan:  Bungee, Cheese and a fantastic finish  


4:13 [Comment From Monica]
I agree that this season's "new coat of paint" was refreshing. The show had a great new look to it. Also the best cast in awhile. Do you ever think, though, that the casting folks get into a bit of a rut? For instance, I'm tired of all these non-descript dating couples. I seriously can't remember most of them or tell them apart.  

4:13 Tom O'Neil:  nice recipe  

4:13 [Comment From Andrew]
agreed  

4:13 PatrickDay:  When a team arrives at your spot and has incurred a penalty, the editing makes it seem like they have to stand in awkward silence near you until their penalty time is up. Do you make small talk at all with them or are they really made to feel that they're in trouble?  

4:13 Phil Keoghan:  we did actually include the Thailand episode as well  


4:13 [Comment From Nevada]
Tammy & Victor deserved their win.  

4:13 [Comment From MARKPGH]
That episode had me howling, Phil...seeing everyone's cheese rolling down the hill  

4:13 Paul Sheehan:  The signing to Luke of his first place finish in that initial episode was so moving.  


4:14 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Do you still have contact with past participants from the show? Have you made any friends with them? :)  

4:14 [Comment From Alfredo]
I agree, Phil signing has been one of the most memorable moments on the show  

4:14 [Comment From Aura]
yeah Tammy and Victor were good kids  

4:14 Phil Keoghan:  Yes i talk to them. I do on the fly interviews that can be used for the show  

4:14 [Comment From Nevada]
"Bad duck" was also a classic from this season...  

4:15 [Comment From Andrew]
yeah do you ever talk to people who recieve penalties or do you just watch them stand there  

4:15 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Hi Phil, Is there another "Family Race" planned for the near future?  


4:15 [Comment From Lisa]
Living in Los Angeles, the Race often starts here. I would love to be at the start of the race to cheer the teams on, is this something that might ever happen? Race fans would love to be there!  

4:15 [Comment From Julie]
I read the book "My Ox is Broken"  


4:16 [Comment From Donna]
During the cheese task, were the wooden carriers for the cheese fixed to break that easily for dramatic effect or were they actual carriers?  

4:16 [Comment From Julie]
Why can't I buy season 3 on DVD  

4:16 Phil Keoghan:  The idea to sign was something i thought of doing on the flight over to Switzerland. with all the craziness before leaving i hadn't had time to think about what it was going to be like to communicate with Luke on the mat and i thought it was important to connect with him in a manner that he was used to  



cont ........

4:16 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Oh, let me tell you that you're one of the biggest snubs last year for Reality Competition Host. I hope you get noticed this year!  

4:16 [Comment From Aura]
Phil, what did you think about the bathroom break incident?  


4:17 [Comment From Nevada]
Did Jen (I think it was Jen) actually eat part of the starfish "shell"?  

4:17 Tom O'Neil:  Repeating Patrick's question that flew by earlier amidst other comments:
PatrickDay:  When a team arrives at your spot and has incurred a penalty, the editing makes it seem like they have to stand in awkward silence near you until their penalty time is up. Do you make small talk at all with them or are they really made to feel that they're in trouble?  

4:17 Phil Keoghan:  Yes, agree would love to see all season of Race on DVD...put pressure on CBS.  

4:17 PatrickDay:  Oh, Phil already answered that one.  

4:18 [Comment From Comment from Judith]
Would you ever consider doing a celebrities only TAR (like Donald Trump does with his show)....????? And the winnings go to charity...  

4:18 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Losing a chance at a million bucks because that girl had to pee...if she were my sister, i would have disowned here..LOL  

4:18 Tom O'Neil:  OK, never mind...  

 4:18 [Comment From Nevada]
Hmm. Good idea. I have a little experience pressuring CBS; I was a Jericho fan.  

4:18 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Hi Phil, Is there another "Family Race" planned for the near future?  

4:18 Tom O'Neil:  I'm on such a slow wireless hookup that this chat is acting weird  


4:19 PatrickDay:  What are some countries you'd love to race through, but haven't been able to visit?  

4:19 Phil Keoghan:  Not sure about a celebrity edition. Not sure if a lot of celebrities could handle it. can you imagine what Donald's hair would look like after a hot day on a Botswanna salt flat  

4:19 [Comment From Alfredo]
I would like to ask Phil what made Season 7 the most succesuful in terms of viewers (one of my favorite seasons)  

4:20 Tom O'Neil:  ohhhh, that's SCARY  

4:20 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Phil, are the vehicles that the contestants used ever checked out before they are given to them?? It seems like in almost every other episode, one of the cars break down  


4:20 Paul Sheehan:  Were you taken back by that confrontation on the mat between Margie and Luke and the sisters Kisha and Jen?  


4:20 Phil Keoghan:  I have been to over 100 countries...i feel like we're getting to all the places we want to go and we have some great ones lined up for season 15  

4:20 [Comment From Donna]
OMG! Re: Trump's hair. Bwahhh. I almost busted a gut. That was so funny.


4:21 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Sorry to keep asking, but . . . Hi Phil, Is there another "Family Race" planned for the near future?  


cont ...


4:21 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
I hope you can come back to the Philippines for the third time. :)  

4:21 [Comment From Judith]
The family show did not hold my interest....  

4:22 Phil Keoghan:  yes, all vehicles are checked and we have spares. that said the way the teams drive them sometimes it amazes me that we don't actually have more breakdowns. I think it should be mandatory that you have to drive a stick to get a license  

4:22 [Comment From Aura]
Phil, did they ever think about doing one entirely in the US?  

4:22 Phil Keoghan:  No family amazing race planned - we tried it and it's not as good as the original  


4:23 [Comment From Nevada]
There does seem to be quite a bit of gear-grinding when they drive sticks...  

4:23 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Hey Phil, are you aware that there's an Amazing Race: Asia? Have you seen an episode of it?  


4:23 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Ok. Just wondering. Thank you. I enjoyed the last family race though.  +

4:23 Phil Keoghan:  lots of favorites among former Racers - nancy and emily, the guidos, uchenna and joyce, chip and kim, charla and mirna, luke and margie...simply too many to name.  

4:24 [Comment From bert]
do you think man will ever walk on the surface of the sun?  

4:24 [Comment From MARKPGH]
even i can't drive a stick, Phil, so i would be screwed...lol  

4:24 [Comment From Alfredo]
Phil, are you planning on casting more athletic team s like you did on season 14  


4:24 Phil Keoghan:  Bert the sun is too hot  

4:24 PatrickDay:  My wife and I were about to leave for an international trip this April. Our flight went out late on a Sunday. I had turned the Amazing Race on, but she begged me to turn it off. Said it freaked her out too much before a trip. Do you ever hear that from travellers?  


4:25 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
I love the Guidos too! LOL. And Meredith and Gretchen. And Uchenna and Joyce. Tyler and James. Oh there's a lot.  

4:25 [Comment From Aura]
I'd need to see Joe and Bill from season one on a reunion show. They were so awesomely villainous.  


4:26 Phil Keoghan:  i hear a lot of people say that they like to get all amped up like they are on the Race handing out envelopes to each other, running through the airport and feverishly looking for the Mat  

4:26 [Comment From Mike]
any plans for a behind the scenes special? I would love to see how the whole race is done logistically, and what goes on behind the scenes that we don't normally see.  

cont ...


4:26 PatrickDay:  Yeah, Mike. I'd like to see that, too.  

4:26 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Hey Phil, are you aware that there's an Amazing Race: Asia? Have you seen an episode of it?  

4:27 [Comment From FrostyWinnipeg]
Hi from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I've been watching TAR since episode 1 and I know that some racers have commented upon how they looked bad with creative editing. My question is: Has the show ever edited you in a way that you did not like. Perhaps a raised eyebrow at the wrong time?  


4:27 Tom O'Neil:  yeah, Mike, that'd be nifty, but you don't expect these reality shows to show you ALL the REAL secret stuff, eh?  

4:27 Phil Keoghan:  believe me, you don't want to see everything BTS...you might need to take a seditive.  

4:27 [Comment From Millie/California]
When does the new season start?  

4:27 [Comment From MIke R.]
Can u tell us a bit about how the schedule for the taping works? Is it all shot continously over a week? A month?  


4:27 PatrickDay:  Ha! Phil, have YOU ever missed a flight on the show? Or does the crew get chartered travel?  
4:28 [Comment From H]
Have you thought of doing a show featuring the winners of previous races and where that are now and if or how the money and show changed their lives  

4:28 [Comment From Nevada]
I would think that The Amazing Race would have to be licensed for other countries...  

4:28 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Phil...here's an idea maybe you can pass on to your producers...how about an edition of AM where all of the pit stops are in the USA....you can utilize so many unheard of parts of this country. You can call it.."The Amazing Race, USA Edition"  

4:28 [Comment From Nevada]
Speaking of money, do the runners-up get any money?  

4:28 [Comment From Mike]
they did that with family edition and it wasn't that good  


4:29 Phil Keoghan:  sometimes the show edits me to be a little more serious than i am - i'm not normally that serious...i had to laugh once when a fan stopped me and said - "i had no idea you had such a personality." :)  

4:29 [Comment From Monica]
That's true. Your real personality doesn't often come out on the show.  

4:29 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
HAHAHA. Yeah you look way tooo serious during your scenes.  

4:29 Phil Keoghan:  don't you think the Amazing Race is simply about going around the world and not just America.  


4:30 [Comment From Mike]
was great to see your dad on that one episode, i bet you had fun on that leg  

4:30 [Comment From Nevada]
The eyebrow lift is quite famous among fans.  

4:30 Paul Sheehan:  Given the scathing reviews for the five reality show host nominees who emceed the Emmys last year, were you secretly glad you were snubbed


4:30 PatrickDay:  I think the seriousness works, Phil. I can't imagine team members giving you backtalk the way people give Simon backtalk on "Idol."  

4:30 Phil Keoghan:  it was take Dad to work day - did you ever see the burger fuel i got him?  


4:30 [Comment From FrostyWinnipeg]
Wathcing The Amazing Race is how I travel the world on a small budget :)  

4:30 [Comment From Alfredo]
was your idea to wear your underwear in Siberia?  

4:31 [Comment From Mike]
How long does it take to tape the series? How long is the actual race?  


4:31 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Nice one Paul. :) Though I honestly think there are only two among those five that were pretty awful.  

4:31 Phil Keoghan:  I met Lee Majors and his wife - they came to my birthday party and told me that i stole the eyebrow from Lee's work on the Bionic Man :)  


4:31 Phil Keoghan:  to be honest i was a big fan of that show  

4:31 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Do you have a staff celebration everytime The Amazing Race wins an Emmy?  

4:31 [Comment From Patty]
Do you get to take your family on the trips?  


cont....

4:32 [Comment From MARKPGH]
not really, Phil...you're taking contestants from all over this country, so i think it would be a great idea to have them do almost something reminiscent of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World"  

4:32 [Comment From kel]
do you have a speech this year if you are nominated for an emmy and win?


4:32 [Comment From FrostyWinnipeg]
Has the crew ever left something behind that was needed for the next pit stop. I'm thinking "Uh, where's the Pit Stop mat?"  

4:33 Phil Keoghan:  the underwear idea was simply a way to have some fun - it always amazes me the amount of attention something like that can get  

4:33 Paul Sheehan:  Was the potty break by Jen the biggest mistake a racer has ever made?  

4:33 [Comment From Donna]
I know that I was glad. It was a blessing that Phil was not included with them even though he IS the BEST HOST EVER.  


4:33 [Comment From Mike]
when contestants break the rules of the route instructions, how do you know about it so quick when they reach the mat? does the camera man constantly radio ahead and tell about any rule breaking?  

4:34 [Comment From Alfredo]
thanks Phil  


4:34 [Comment From Nevada]
Right, but there was a thong involved....  


4:34 [Comment From Julie]
In Russia, the mother & son team lost their passports and weren't at the finish line. What happened to them?  

4:35 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Are you a hockey fan, Phil?? If so, who are you picking, the Red Wings or the Penguins??? And be very careful of your answer..lol  

4:35 Phil Keoghan:  Hey Guys - gotta take off. Want to send out a huge thank you to the fans who have helped to keep us alive going on 9 years. as long as you want the show we'll keep on making it. Thanks for everything. See you this fall  

3:45 [Comment From Nevada]
I love The Amazing Race, it deserves every Emmy it has received.  
3:46 PatrickDay:  Hello and welcome to our live chat with Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race." We'll be getting started in a few minutes. This chat is moderated, so there may be a slight delay before your comments appear on the site.  
3:47 [Comment From iskolar]
Oh god I finally made it  
3:51 [Comment From Nevada]
I wonder if Phil might comment on whether there are any plans to release DVDs from recent seasons.  

3:54 [Comment From Paul Sheehan]
Wonder if this chat will feel as frenetic for Phil as the race!  

3:57 [Comment From Phil Keoghan]
Hi Patrick - this is Phil Keoghan  

3:58 PatrickDay:  Welcome, Phil! The last season just ended for the TV viewers. When do you start filming the next one?  

3:58 [Comment From iskolar]
Hey Phil! Good morning from the Philippines!  

4:00 [Comment From Alfredo]
Phil, greetings from Chile  

4:01 [Comment From Ken]
Will there be another All-Star edition of TAR?  

4:02 [Comment From Phil Keoghan]
Hey - my computer - froze - i am back up - this is Phil keoghan  

4:02 [Comment From Aura]
Hi Phil  

4:02 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Phil, did you have any idea how big the turn out for the show will be? It's definitely rockin the world!  

4:02 [Comment From Nevada]
I'm still suffering withdrawal symptoms from not having TAR to watch on Sunday nights...  

4:02 [Comment From Donna]
Hi Phil, Donna here from Pittsburgh.  

4:02 [Comment From Alfredo]
Hi Phil, greetings from Chile  

4:03 [Comment From Tom ONeil]
Sorry I'm late!  

4:03 [Comment From Ken]
We TAR fans would love to see a reunion show after the season finale (like Survivor has). Why doesn't TAR have a reunion show?  

4:03 [Comment From Nevada]
My s/n is Nevada, but I'm in Washington state...  

4:03 [Comment From Monica]
Hi Phil, Monica from Cleveland  

4:04 Phil Keoghan:  Hi Tom - how are you doing? shall we get started 

4:04 [Comment From george]
why haven't past seasons been released on DVD?  

4:04 Tom O'Neil:  yes, let's get started. Let's begin with Patrick's question above
 

4:04 [Comment From Donna]
Where exactly did your daughter bungie jump. Great b-day present to you. :)  

4:04 Tom O'Neil:  Patrick just asked: Phil! The last season just ended for the TV viewers. When do you start filming the next one?  

4:04 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Good morning Tom, Phil, and to everyone who's here! :)  

4:05 Phil Keoghan:  Great to see so many familiar fans here...we're shooting this summer and goes to air this fall 

4:05 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Phil, did you have any idea how big the turn out for the show will be? It's definitely rockin the world!  

4:05 Tom O'Neil:  Considering your marathon success at the Emmys in the race for best reality/competition show, are you at all worried that Simon Cowell has a hit out on you?  

4:06 Phil Keoghan:  My daughter bungee jumped San Gabriel Mts off the bridge to Nowhere 

4:06 Phil Keoghan:  I hope simon doesn't have a hit on me - that guy is scary when he's angry. If he does I hope it's quick
 

4:06 [Comment From Alfredo]
I want to ask Phil what made season 7 so successful in terms of viewers (the most watched season)  

4:07 [Comment From Nevada]
Phil, are you still bicycling across the U.S.?  

4:07 Tom O'Neil:  Hey, Phil, dive into some of these questions from other folks here. Pick the ones you like  

4:07 Phil Keoghan:  Back from the bike ride and no more saddle sores. Great time on the road, $500,000 raised for MS 

4:07 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Six consecutive Emmy wins, I think that's a record for any show. That's definitely something to brag about! Any thoughts why the Emmys love your show so much?  

4:08 [Comment From Andrew]
Why did the Amazing race family season do so poorly?  

4:08 [Comment From Aura]
Wow that's great! :)  

4:08 Tom O'Neil:  Good question, Nicole  

4:08 Phil Keoghan:  regarding the reunion show - I would love to see a reunion show and feel like this might be the perfect time to have one. it's something i want to discuss with CBS. 

4:08 [Comment From Nevada]
The logistics of putting together the Race must be mind-boggling...  

4:09 [Comment From Nevada]
Whoever picks the episode to submit for Emmy consideration this year should send the one with the cheese...  

4:10 [Comment From Nevada]
I nearly died laughing.  

4:10 [Comment From Aura]
the cheese rolling, erm um dragging, was awesome  

4:10 Phil Keoghan:  I think we have had a consistent quality show over the years and we continue to keep it fresh because we go to new places. We're constantly pushing ourselves to exceed expectations and i was really proud of the show this last season. the network wanted to freshen it up and give it a new coat of paint. that freed us up to get rid of some of the airport scenes and added new music, etc. 

4:11 Tom O'Neil:  Phil, what episode will you submit this year to Emmy judges?  

4:11 [Comment From Alfredo]
I would like to know why TAR only chose TAR 14 episodes for Emmy consideration  

4:11 Paul Sheehan:  The "24" style split screens really added to the pace of the show for instance.
 

4:11 Phil Keoghan:  The cheese scene is an all time favorite for me. it was out of control and we knew we were capturing captivating television 


4:12 [Comment From Andrew]
yes! the cheese scene  

4:12 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Do you still have contact with past participants from the show? Have you made any friends with them? :)  

4:12 Phil Keoghan:  Tom - we submitted episode 1 from this season 

4:12 Tom O'Neil:  Why?  

4:12 [Comment From Nevada]
"Watch out for the cheese!" could wind up one of those classic lines...  

4:12 [Comment From Alfredo]
Phil, I thought you had submitted Tailand 1 too  

4:13 Phil Keoghan:  Bungee, Cheese and a fantastic finish 
4:13 [Comment From Monica]
I agree that this season's "new coat of paint" was refreshing. The show had a great new look to it. Also the best cast in awhile. Do you ever think, though, that the casting folks get into a bit of a rut? For instance, I'm tired of all these non-descript dating couples. I seriously can't remember most of them or tell them apart.  

4:13 Tom O'Neil:  nice recipe  

4:13 [Comment From Andrew]
agreed  

4:13 PatrickDay:  When a team arrives at your spot and has incurred a penalty, the editing makes it seem like they have to stand in awkward silence near you until their penalty time is up. Do you make small talk at all with them or are they really made to feel that they're in trouble?  

4:13 Phil Keoghan:  we did actually include the Thailand episode as well 

4:13 [Comment From Nevada]
Tammy & Victor deserved their win.  

4:13 [Comment From MARKPGH]
That episode had me howling, Phil...seeing everyone's cheese rolling down the hill  

4:13 Paul Sheehan:  The signing to Luke of his first place finish in that initial episode was so moving.  

4:14 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Do you still have contact with past participants from the show? Have you made any friends with them? :)  

4:14 [Comment From Alfredo]
I agree, Phil signing has been one of the most memorable moments on the show  

4:14 [Comment From Aura]
yeah Tammy and Victor were good kids  

4:14 Phil Keoghan:  Yes i talk to them. I do on the fly interviews that can be used for the show 

4:14 [Comment From Nevada]
"Bad duck" was also a classic from this season...  

4:15 [Comment From Andrew]
yeah do you ever talk to people who recieve penalties or do you just watch them stand there  

4:15 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Hi Phil, Is there another "Family Race" planned for the near future?  

4:15 [Comment From Lisa]
Living in Los Angeles, the Race often starts here. I would love to be at the start of the race to cheer the teams on, is this something that might ever happen? Race fans would love to be there!  

4:15 [Comment From Julie]
I read the book "My Ox is Broken"  

4:16 [Comment From Donna]
During the cheese task, were the wooden carriers for the cheese fixed to break that easily for dramatic effect or were they actual carriers?  

4:16 [Comment From Julie]
Why can't I buy season 3 on DVD  

4:16 Phil Keoghan:  The idea to sign was something i thought of doing on the flight over to Switzerland. with all the craziness before leaving i hadn't had time to think about what it was going to be like to communicate with Luke on the mat and i thought it was important to connect with him in a manner that he was used to  

4:16 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Oh, let me tell you that you're one of the biggest snubs last year for Reality Competition Host. I hope you get noticed this year!  

4:16 [Comment From Aura]
Phil, what did you think about the bathroom break incident?  

4:17 [Comment From Nevada]
Did Jen (I think it was Jen) actually eat part of the starfish "shell"?  

4:17 Tom O'Neil:  Repeating Patrick's question that flew by earlier amidst other comments:
PatrickDay:  When a team arrives at your spot and has incurred a penalty, the editing makes it seem like they have to stand in awkward silence near you until their penalty time is up. Do you make small talk at all with them or are they really made to feel that they're in trouble?  

4:17 Phil Keoghan:  Yes, agree would love to see all season of Race on DVD...put pressure on CBS.  

4:17 PatrickDay:  Oh, Phil already answered that one.  

4:18 [Comment From Comment from Judith]
Would you ever consider doing a celebrities only TAR (like Donald Trump does with his show)....????? And the winnings go to charity...  

4:18 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Losing a chance at a million bucks because that girl had to pee...if she were my sister, i would have disowned here..LOL  

4:18 Tom O'Neil:  OK, never mind...  

4:18 [Comment From Nevada]
Hmm. Good idea. I have a little experience pressuring CBS; I was a Jericho fan.  

4:18 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Hi Phil, Is there another "Family Race" planned for the near future?  

4:18 Tom O'Neil:  I'm on such a slow wireless hookup that this chat is acting weird  

4:19 PatrickDay:  What are some countries you'd love to race through, but haven't been able to visit?  

4:19 Phil Keoghan:  Not sure about a celebrity edition. Not sure if a lot of celebrities could handle it. can you imagine what Donald's hair would look like after a hot day on a Botswanna salt flat  

4:19 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Oh patrick we have the same question. LOL.  

4:19 [Comment From Alfredo]
I would like to ask Phil what made Season 7 the most succesuful in terms of viewers (one of my favorite seasons)  

4:20 Tom O'Neil:  ohhhh, that's SCARY  

4:20 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Phil, are the vehicles that the contestants used ever checked out before they are given to them?? It seems like in almost every other episode, one of the cars break down  

4:20 Paul Sheehan:  Were you taken back by that confrontation on the mat between Margie and Luke and the sisters Kisha and Jen?  

4:20 [Comment From MARKPGH]
they must be American made cars..lol  

4:20 Phil Keoghan:  I have been to over 100 countries...i feel like we're getting to all the places we want to go and we have some great ones lined up for season 15  

4:20 [Comment From Donna]
OMG! Re: Trump's hair. Bwahhh. I almost busted a gut. That was so funny.  

4:21 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
LOL Phil. Do you have any favorites among the past contestants of the show?  

4:21 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Sorry to keep asking, but . . . Hi Phil, Is there another "Family Race" planned for the near future?  

4:21 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
I hope you can come back to the Philippines for the third time. :)  

4:21 [Comment From Judith]
The family show did not hold my interest....  

4:22 Phil Keoghan:  yes, all vehicles are checked and we have spares. that said the way the teams drive them sometimes it amazes me that we don't actually have more breakdowns. I think it should be mandatory that you have to drive a stick to get a license  

4:22 [Comment From Aura]
Phil, did they ever think about doing one entirely in the US?  

4:22 Phil Keoghan:  No family amazing race planned - we tried it and it's not as good as the original  

4:23 [Comment From Nevada]
There does seem to be quite a bit of gear-grinding when they drive sticks...  

4:23 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Hey Phil, are you aware that there's an Amazing Race: Asia? Have you seen an episode of it?  

4:23 [Comment From Tom (Vermont)]
Ok. Just wondering. Thank you. I enjoyed the last family race though.  

4:23 Phil Keoghan:  lots of favorites among former Racers - nancy and emily, the guidos, uchenna and joyce, chip and kim, charla and mirna, luke and margie...simply too many to name.  

4:24 [Comment From bert]
do you think man will ever walk on the surface of the sun?  

4:24 [Comment From MARKPGH]
even i can't drive a stick, Phil, so i would be screwed...lol  

4:24 [Comment From Alfredo]
Phil, are you planning on casting more athletic team s like you did on season 14  

4:24 Phil Keoghan:  Bert the sun is too hot    :lol:

4:24 PatrickDay:  My wife and I were about to leave for an international trip this April. Our flight went out late on a Sunday. I had turned the Amazing Race on, but she begged me to turn it off. Said it freaked her out too much before a trip. Do you ever hear that from travellers?  

4:25 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
I love the Guidos too! LOL. And Meredith and Gretchen. And Uchenna and Joyce. Tyler and James. Oh there's a lot.  

4:25 [Comment From Aura]
I'd need to see Joe and Bill from season one on a reunion show. They were so awesomely villainous.  

4:26 Phil Keoghan:  i hear a lot of people say that they like to get all amped up like they are on the Race handing out envelopes to each other, running through the airport and feverishly looking for the Mat  

4:26 [Comment From Mike]
any plans for a behind the scenes special? I would love to see how the whole race is done logistically, and what goes on behind the scenes that we don't normally see.  

4:26 PatrickDay:  Yeah, Mike. I'd like to see that, too.  

4:26 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Hey Phil, are you aware that there's an Amazing Race: Asia? Have you seen an episode of it?  

4:27 [Comment From FrostyWinnipeg]
Hi from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I've been watching TAR since episode 1 and I know that some racers have commented upon how they looked bad with creative editing. My question is: Has the show ever edited you in a way that you did not like. Perhaps a raised eyebrow at the wrong time?  

4:27 Tom O'Neil:  yeah, Mike, that'd be nifty, but you don't expect these reality shows to show you ALL the REAL secret stuff, eh?  

4:27 Phil Keoghan:  believe me, you don't want to see everything BTS...you might need to take a seditive.  

4:27 [Comment From Millie/California]
When does the new season start?  

4:27 [Comment From MIke R.]
Can u tell us a bit about how the schedule for the taping works? Is it all shot continously over a week? A month?  

4:27 PatrickDay:  Ha! Phil, have YOU ever missed a flight on the show? Or does the crew get chartered travel?  

4:28 [Comment From H]
Have you thought of doing a show featuring the winners of previous races and where that are now and if or how the money and show changed their lives  

4:28 [Comment From Nevada]
I would think that The Amazing Race would have to be licensed for other countries...  

4:28 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Phil...here's an idea maybe you can pass on to your producers...how about an edition of AM where all of the pit stops are in the USA....you can utilize so many unheard of parts of this country. You can call it.."The Amazing Race, USA Edition"  

4:28 [Comment From Nevada]
Speaking of money, do the runners-up get any money?  

4:28 [Comment From Mike]
they did that with family edition and it wasn't that good  

4:29 Phil Keoghan:  sometimes the show edits me to be a little more serious than i am - i'm not normally that serious...i had to laugh once when a fan stopped me and said - "i had no idea you had such a personality." :)  

4:29 [Comment From Monica]
That's true. Your real personality doesn't often come out on the show.  

4:29 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
HAHAHA. Yeah you look way tooo serious during your scenes.  

4:29 Phil Keoghan:  don't you think the Amazing Race is simply about going around the world and not just America.  

4:30 [Comment From Mike]
was great to see your dad on that one episode, i bet you had fun on that leg  

4:30 [Comment From Nevada]
The eyebrow lift is quite famous among fans.  

4:30 Paul Sheehan:  Given the scathing reviews for the five reality show host nominees who emceed the Emmys last year, were you secretly glad you were snubbed?  

4:30 PatrickDay:  I think the seriousness works, Phil. I can't imagine team members giving you backtalk the way people give Simon backtalk on "Idol."  

4:30 Phil Keoghan:  it was take Dad to work day - did you ever see the burger fuel i got him?  

4:30 [Comment From FrostyWinnipeg]
Wathcing The Amazing Race is how I travel the world on a small budget :)  

4:30 [Comment From Alfredo]
was your idea to wear your underwear in Siberia?  

4:31 [Comment From Mike]
How long does it take to tape the series? How long is the actual race?  

4:31 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Nice one Paul. :) Though I honestly think there are only two among those five that were pretty awful.  

4:31 Phil Keoghan:  I met Lee Majors and his wife - they came to my birthday party and told me that i stole the eyebrow from Lee's work on the Bionic Man :)  

4:31 Phil Keoghan:  to be honest i was a big fan of that show  


4:31 [Comment From Nicol Latayan]
Do you have a staff celebration everytime The Amazing Race wins an Emmy?  

4:31 [Comment From Patty]
Do you get to take your family on the trips?  

4:32 [Comment From MARKPGH]
not really, Phil...you're taking contestants from all over this country, so i think it would be a great idea to have them do almost something reminiscent of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World"  

4:32 [Comment From kel]
do you have a speech this year if you are nominated for an emmy and win?  

4:32 [Comment From kel]
**a speech prepared**  

4:32 [Comment From FrostyWinnipeg]
Has the crew ever left something behind that was needed for the next pit stop. I'm thinking "Uh, where's the Pit Stop mat?"  

4:33 Phil Keoghan:  the underwear idea was simply a way to have some fun - it always amazes me the amount of attention something like that can get  

4:33 Paul Sheehan:  Was the potty break by Jen the biggest mistake a racer has ever made?  

4:33 [Comment From Donna]
I know that I was glad. It was a blessing that Phil was not included with them even though he IS the BEST HOST EVER.  

4:33 [Comment From Mike]
when contestants break the rules of the route instructions, how do you know about it so quick when they reach the mat? does the camera man constantly radio ahead and tell about any rule breaking?  

4:34 [Comment From Alfredo]
thanks Phil  

4:34 [Comment From Nevada]
Right, but there was a thong involved....  

4:34 [Comment From Julie]
In Russia, the mother & son team lost their passports and weren't at the finish line. What happened to them?  

4:35 [Comment From MARKPGH]
Are you a hockey fan, Phil?? If so, who are you picking, the Red Wings or the Penguins??? And be very careful of your answer..lol  

4:35 Phil Keoghan:  Hey Guys - gotta take off. Want to send out a huge thank you to the fans who have helped to keep us alive going on 9 years. as long as you want the show we'll keep on making it. Thanks for everything. See you this fall  

4:36 PatrickDay:  Thanks for chatting, Phil! And thanks for coming, everyone.  

4:36 [Comment From Donna]
It's always nice to see the "other" side of Phil.  

4:36 [Comment From Patty]
LOVE YOU PHIL  

4:36 [Comment From Nevada]
Thanks Phil.  

4:36 [Comment From Aura]
Thanks Phil. You rock.  

4:36 [Comment From kel]
here's to yet another EMMY!  

4:36 [Comment From Mike]
thanks phil we love you in canada  




Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: ZBC Company on June 11, 2009, 07:02:47 PM
whi phil going across american i though that is for 11 team to do season 15
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on June 17, 2009, 01:39:21 PM
Latest Tweet from Phil:

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Check this out :) Help Fuel the Cure http://bit.ly/vGPbn

Anything for Phil!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on July 06, 2009, 09:48:06 PM
Of course, there is always the possibility that it is a Phil proxie....but maybe he was having a last minute pre-race surge today!!  :jumpy:



Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: jerseydude on July 07, 2009, 08:19:24 AM
I think with that much activity on facebook, it mean it is going to start SOON. Just on the eve of my departure  :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Kogs on July 16, 2009, 08:29:48 AM
Phil was nominated for best reality tv compation host this year
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on July 16, 2009, 08:07:53 PM
Last year’s Emmys too real for ‘Amazing Race’s’ Keoghan, but he’s glad to be there this time


AP July 17th, 2009 Phil Keoghan keeps it real during Emmy nominations

LOS ANGELES — Talk about keeping things real.


When Phil Keoghan got the call Thursday telling him he’d been nominated for an Emmy, the host of “The Amazing Race” says he was standing in his garage in his underwear, scraping the walls in preparation for a home renovation.

Perhaps it was his way of not appearing overconfident as he waited for word on whether he’d scored a nomination for best reality show host. After all, the genial New Zealander had been passed over last year when the category was added to the Emmys.

That, despite the fact that his show, “The Amazing Race,” has won the award for best reality show every year since 2003.

“I missed out and I felt like the orphan in the production,” he recalled with a laugh.

The way last year’s Emmy Awards show played out, however, it was probably in his best interests to have been snubbed.

In a coming-out-party of sorts, hosting duties for last year’s Emmys was divided among the five nominated reality show hosts. Critics agreed: They all flopped at it, big-time.

“There have been boring, listless and otherwise ham-handed Emmy broadcasts among the past 59. Sunday’s Emmycast was all of those things,” Associated Press television critic Frazier Moore wrote in a review typical of reaction.

Keoghan couldn’t explain why the hosts’ attempts at banter fell flat. But he acknowledged he was glad not to have been up on stage with them.

“I was relieved that I wasn’t up there, to be honest with you, because I don’t think it worked out as well as anybody wanted,” he said.

The show returns to a traditional single host format this year in Neil Patrick Harris.

Keoghan, meanwhile, has respect for all of his fellow nominees and says he’s excited about joining them at the party.

“I’m in good company and I feel honored to be part of the group,” he said. “Obviously it’s a lot better to be part of it than not, you know. I could be home still scraping my wall, right? In my underpants.”


http://blog.taragana.com/e/2009/07/17/last-years-emmys-too-real-for-amazing-races-keoghan-but-hes-glad-to-be-there-this-time-17145/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 04:42:25 PM
I don't normally post advertisements...but since it is for our PHIL...   :luvu:

Adventure Crazy New Zealand DVD July 25th 2009 

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Phil Keoghan is ‘Adventure Crazy’. His contagious philosophy reveals that one person’s walk in the park is another person’s great experience. Adventure Capital of The World Join Phil and friends as they explore Queenstown, New Zealand, the ‘Adventure Capital of The World’. Jet boat along the Shotover River Canyon, luge at high speeds along a winding track and fly a tethered airplane at speeds in excess of 170kph. Discovering Lost Worlds From Queenstown, take a step north to the spectacular geothermal wonderland of the North Island of New Zealand. Phil meets up with Moana, a Maori singer and talk show hostess, as he unravels a showcase of Maori culture and a kaleidoscope of natural wonders including volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, geysers, boiling mud pools, and steaming craters. Your NEW ZEALAND SHOP for NEW ZEALAND DVD and other KIWI GIFTS from the CDs & DVDs range.

Best Value Anywhere at $ 34.55

http://eagerstoretown.webhop.org/Adventure-Crazy-New-Zealand-DVD/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 08:13:52 PM
Phil commercial during BB  :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 08:55:03 PM
omg, I forgot all about BB!  :colors :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 09:10:45 PM
I wasn't paying attention to BB but as soon as I heard Phil's voice I knew it was him  :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on July 30, 2009, 09:38:00 PM
Harley found this info!!

This is strange since we know Phil is on TAR...

But according to this, Phil will be on the Bonnie Hunt show tomorrow July 31. Maybe by satellite or a pre-taped segment?? ???
http://blog.newsok.com/television/2009/07/29/top-50-talk-show-guests-on-tv-july-30-aug-5-2009/

And on the Bonnie Show website, Phil and the Race across America are mentioned as well;

http://www.bonniehunt.com/promos/friday_july_31st_-_bacon_brothers.php
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Slowhatch on July 30, 2009, 09:51:30 PM
According to TitanTV, it's a repeat from 27 Mar.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on July 30, 2009, 09:58:43 PM
Okay, thanks! Thought this was too strange!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 03:17:01 AM
:luvu:

Phil Emmy poster on ebay  (http://cgi.ebay.com/THE-AMAZING-RACE-HUGE-NEW-2009-EMMY-AD-PHIL-KEOGHAN_W0QQitemZ360175446079QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53dc21283f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14)

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Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 03:31:34 AM
Anybody looking for a present for me?? :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on August 15, 2009, 12:54:04 PM
A article on Phil and his Nom:

Hosts relieved after last year's debacle
Nomination goes beyond individual recognition

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118007307.html?categoryId=3641&cs=1
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: ZBC Company on August 15, 2009, 12:55:58 PM
will instered pudin
 :casey
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on August 22, 2009, 12:07:07 AM
PHIL has the cover story on September's Guideposts magazine,  "My Amazing Race" (http://www.guideposts.com/story/phil-keoghan-the-amazing-race?page=0%2C0).   Nice!! :hearts:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: sarahas on August 23, 2009, 06:09:37 AM
Keoghan talked to Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith and features reporter and weather anchor Dave Price about his plan to ride coast-to-coast to raise money for The Multiple Sclerosis Society. Quite impressive jobs (http://www.keine-jobs.com).
Keoghan joins a movement taking hold around the country as M.S. Awareness week kicks off.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 08, 2009, 02:28:32 PM
THE AMAZING RACE 15 is a six-time Emmy Award-winning adventure reality series hosted by Emmy-nominated host, Phil Keoghan, which premieres with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network  :jam:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: TARAsia Fan on September 09, 2009, 11:01:51 AM
Phil just tweeted (http://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/3865452524) that he's going on another bike ride soon.

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Big bike ride next week with Specialized owner Mike, 130 miles, 13,000 feet vert. First long ride since my ride across US ... yikes!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 18, 2009, 01:00:10 AM
A Phil sighting :fan:


The Amazing Race host, Phil Keoghan, stopped by the SBC offices the day before he joined 34 other riders on a 660 mile ride from Morgan Hill, CA, to Las Vegas, NV. FIT Professor Scott Holz talked to him about how his BG FIT and new Toupe saddle have helped his riding comfort.

   
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 18, 2009, 01:03:56 AM
You could ride my saddle anytime Phil ,, I promise you the fit of your life :horsey:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 20, 2009, 01:40:07 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"): Bonnie's favorite reality show is back with a whole new season, all new teams, and host Phil Keoghan is back to tell us all about it. Of course, the big question is: can he and Bonnie get through the interview without flirting?


Read more: http://www.bonniehunt.com/promos/wednesday_september_23_betty_w.php#ixzz0RfnD4zKn
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2009, 02:06:13 PM
Wishing PHIL all the luck in the world on EMMY night!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 09:32:56 AM
Darn darn darn!! I missed Phil on Bonnie Hunt SHow this morning...somebody please upload it?? :luvu:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 12:34:41 PM
It comes on at 3pm here peach
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 12:43:11 PM
I mean after it airs for you of course, it comes on 0830 here ...and I forgot. :-[

Unless....wonder if my oh so smartass DVR thingy did it for me??
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 02:20:58 PM
Well I have an errand to run and am recording but who knows when I'll be back so I suggest checking youtube, traveler ? I think usually uploads Phil on Bonnie :)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 02:34:57 PM
Anybody catch this?

(http://i35.[banned image hosting site].com/9tdgf8.png)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 05:50:44 PM
haha Phil is great, he and Bonnie def have chemistry.
They showed the opening scene the "go"
Phil had a huge STANDING applause when he came out , Phil was like wow!
Phil wants Bonnie to come on TAR and thought it would be fun to have her run a leg then he could eliminate her
They flirt, he didn't know if she wold want him back on after the for nighttime only talk they had last time he was on haha
He tells her the Globetrotters were at the Emmys
He talks about Zev's disorder
Talks about MS  :jam:, thanks Bonnie for having him on when he was riding across America
They talk about Phil's animate this and show the one where he was at the nudist colony haha
Then he tells Bonnie about his molded ass bowl and how he and his wife use it for a salad bowl when entertaining guests, well Bonnie loses it here :lol:

okay.......... Phil was on at least 10 minutes and if I were to upload it .. it would take, get this 5 hours plus :groan:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 06:24:20 PM
:crybabe:

Maybe someone else will...Bonnie's clips are short.

But thanks for the recap!! So he didn't let any spoilers slip then? :funny:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 06:33:57 PM
 :jam: thanks to traveler224

   
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 06:48:05 PM
Oh they are So adorable together! Heee....

THANK YOU!!  :hearts:


I wouldn't exactly say no to Phil's A** for dinner either!!   :-[
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: woden on October 05, 2009, 11:20:39 AM
From EW... (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20310127_4,00.html)

"However, since it had been established that Ron and Marcy arrived at the Roadblock after everyone else was done, it was obvious that they were nowhere near the other teams, and were destined for elimination. But before that happened, we got a rare jab from Phil (who, I should have mentioned last week, is unfortunately unable to blog for us this season; I tried to hire Browsie, but he has trouble with deadlines)."

Leaving for the next race before this one ends? Reading too much into this?
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Jobby on October 05, 2009, 11:33:17 AM
I don't believe it's time for an all-stars yet?

Or a contestant racing with their favourite racer from past seasons? Something like fans VS faves in Survivor just that this time it's fans & faves?

Okay, reading too much into it too.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 05, 2009, 11:40:09 AM
Phil was biking last time I heard

http://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 05, 2009, 12:23:22 PM
I think when he is on the road, as in with TAR 16, he very well could have deadline issues.

And I think filming in November is POSSIBLE. Note possible...not confirmed by any means. Just....possible.

Re the MS footage...he was puzzling over what to do with all that footage back right at the finish line.  Was asking for ideas...web show? Documentary? Too good to waste...
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: theschnauzers on October 05, 2009, 02:44:08 PM
I believe that when the TAR 16 appps first wsent live there was some boilerplate about applicants being aware rhat filmimg might be in the November-December timeframe. I personally suspect filmimg will be just before or just after TAR 15 finishes airing. But that also depends on how CBS is going to program the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 06, 2009, 04:46:55 PM
FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT: "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is not surprised his seven-time Emmy-honored show is now in its 15th season, and firmly expects it to remain on the air for years and years. And years.

He credits the program's longevity to the fact "We've never had a malignant element to our show." And he compares it to other series of its genre, which, he says, "have had ratings erosion because they've indulged in shock treatment. For instance, have a contestant eat the grossest thing you can imagine ... do stunts that humiliate someone so badly, the person is embarrassed to go out on the street."

He goes on, "For a while, reality shows seemed to specialize in who could come up with the most insane train wreck. By that, I mean if you drive by a train wreck, you slow down and look; but the next day, if you see the same sight, you don't slow down as much; and by the third day, well, you've become numb to it. "

He says an object of "Amazing Race" is to give the impression of danger, while the production team works overtime to be sure contestants are safe. The most dangerous moments, he notes, don't come when contestants are engaged in seemingly dangerous tricks, but when they're driving a car or are in a taxi -- and the production team has no control. When someone is driving recklessly, a member of the crew will call the person on it -- "and I'll give the contestant a penalty when they reach the mat."

http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272628261.shtml
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: password on October 10, 2009, 11:31:44 AM
http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/708328--on-the-road-with-phil-keoghan

Phil interview
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 10, 2009, 01:02:46 PM
FYI, Phil is nominated for a Fox Really award for favorite host/judge. The award show will air on Fox Reality channel @ 10pm on Saturday, Oct. 17th.

Complete list of nominees can be found under the Fox reality award thread.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 10, 2009, 01:13:12 PM
Thanks Will!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 16, 2009, 10:12:12 PM
 

October 16, 2009


Sunday's Green Bay Packers game is first for Phil Keoghan, 'Amazing Race' host

BY CHARLES DAVIS
cedavis@greenbaypressgazette.com

The host of the CBS reality game show “The Amazing Race” will see his first NFL game in Green Bay on Sunday as the Packers take on the Detroit Lions.

“This is a huge honor,” Phil Keoghan said. “I get to see the best of the best playing on one of the most legendary grounds in sports.”

Keoghan gave a speech at the state Society of Human Resource Management conference in Wisconsin Dells and decided to make a weekend of it by taking in a Wisconsin Badgers in Madison and a Packers game in Green Bay.

He said he is pulling for the Packers and plans to tailgate with friends.

Keoghan is from New Zealand and a huge rugby fan but he said he’s been reading up on the history of the Frozen Tundra and Vince Lombardi.

He said he wants to fit in, but doesn’t want to wear a foam cheesehead.

“I think I need to be sedated to wear one of those … the longer you wear it the more it stinks like cheese,” he said.

Keoghan also plans to sample some of the area’s famous beers while in town.

As far as Brett Favre being a member of the Minnesota Vikings, he said it’s a sad commentary.

“He just doesn’t look right in purple,” he said.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 23, 2009, 11:09:07 AM
The Insider's Ross Matthews interviewed Phil

click on link below to view video....

http://www.theinsider.com/obsessions/Inside_Dish_with_Ross_Mathews/videos/2959899_An_Amazing_Duo?ppager=1
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on October 23, 2009, 11:12:30 AM
Coolio thanks Will!

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 04, 2009, 12:05:45 PM

I'll keep checking for the interview ...

Quote
Written by Drew Walker on November 3, 2009

** Talking to Phil Keoghan from The Amazing Race tomorrow afternoon … he’ll be in town for his MS charity.  Any burning questions for the Emmy-winning #1 reality show host?  Tell me now – drew@us99.com !


http://www.us-99.com/blog/2009/11/the-sun-is-here-for-another-day-albeit-colder-ill-take-it/
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2009, 11:27:07 AM
Wanda Sykes ready to mix it up on talk show
Preview
Thursday, November 05, 2009
By Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Roger Erickson/FOXWanda Sykes' new late-night TV talk show will involve panels of people sharing their views, with a few sketches thrown in.PASADENA, Calif. -- For Fox's new "Wanda Sykes Show," the comedian at its center has a simple mandate: "I'm your wrap-up of what happened during the week, but from my point of view."

Sykes' show replaces Fox's long-running "Mad TV," but it won't follow that show's rigid sketch format. Instead, Sykes' show (11 p.m. Saturday, WPGH) will be closer to "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO with a few sketches thrown in.

...

Saturday's premiere will feature a panel that Sykes said won't have the same feel as the one on Maher's show.

"It won't be as serious, not as confrontational," she said. "You want to feel like these people are on the show for a reason, that I enjoy them. It's like mingling, but they will be opinionated."

Panelists scheduled for the premiere are Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24"), Daryl "Chill" Mitchell ("Brothers") and Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race").

"I want to get to know Phil," said Sykes, a "Race" fan. "I'm a little bit tired of seeing him standing on that mat greeting people from all around the world. I want to have a drink with him."

Yes, alcohol will be served. "The viewers at home will be drinking, so we should all be on the same plane," Sykes said.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09309/1010904-67.stm#ixzz0W0UWkZPX







Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2009, 12:02:05 PM
OK someones going to have to remind me to watch and record this PLEASE!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on November 05, 2009, 11:31:11 PM
PHIL!! TAR 16!!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

 
http://www.wgnradio.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=d30f6493-9919-4ec2-882e-5425feac2a7f&src=front
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 05, 2009, 11:51:45 PM

I'll keep checking for the interview ...

Quote
Written by Drew Walker on November 3, 2009

** Talking to Phil Keoghan from The Amazing Race tomorrow afternoon … he’ll be in town for his MS charity.  Any burning questions for the Emmy-winning #1 reality show host?  Tell me now – drew@us99.com !


http://www.us-99.com/blog/2009/11/the-sun-is-here-for-another-day-albeit-colder-ill-take-it/

While I'm listening to yours heres this one

Phils says they are about to start shooting 16

http://www.us99.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=4140962
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on November 06, 2009, 01:24:43 AM
Part 2:

 
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Post by: theschnauzers on November 06, 2009, 12:40:59 PM
I suspect it'll be fairly soon (within 10 days) as the filming could then wrap up before TAR 15's finale airs in 30 days.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: 2old4tech on November 06, 2009, 02:14:19 PM
So, Phil's in Chicago.  Start city? :duno:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 06, 2009, 02:19:38 PM
So, Phil's in Chicago.  Start city? :duno:
Hes there for MS per interviews

# In Chicago giving a Speech to organizers from the MS Society ... Last visit I bruised my butt riding the roads:) but wow what a great city!10:31 AM Nov 4th from web
http://twitter.com/philkeoghan
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 06, 2009, 02:51:30 PM
I don't know if the Wanda Sykes show is filmed live or prerecorded?
If live it would put Phil back in LA, right at the CBS studios


 
Taped at:

CBS Television City
7800 Beverly Blvd MOST SHOWS USE FAIRFAX GATE TO ENTER
Los Angeles, CA

http://tvtix.com/show.php?eventID=482&scheduleID=16587
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 06, 2009, 03:26:03 PM
Perhaps it is taped? Clicking on group reservations gave me this:

Group Reservation Request

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Complete all information to continue and a group coordinator will contact you:
Wanda Sykes LIVE
Thu. Nov. 5, 2009 06:45 PM

or other shows.


  Tight schedule since he was busy in Chicago on the 4th. :duno:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 07, 2009, 11:34:53 PM
Wanda Sykes = 1 show I will never watch again  :lol:

Phil was adorable as always! The debates were spanking or screaming, would you go to mars and then Wanda suggesting Phil use Mars as a pitstop and some sticky stuff  :lol:
Then they showed photos of people and Phil was good at guessing what country they were from with 3 choices.
Somehow this one woman's photo came up and Phil guessed she wasn't from Fiji because they look friendly in Fiji so he got some ribbing about that and he thought she might be from China, which was correct but Wanda made a comment about Asians having the worst shaped ass's so again, Phil was getting  a ribbing for saying that the woamn did not look friendly and had a bad looking ass so must be from China, Wanda told him to beware his next pitstop in Beijing  :lol:.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 20, 2009, 01:46:03 AM
Phil Keoghan Starts With Christchurch I-site

Thursday, 19 November, 2009 - 15:59 Phil Keoghan, presenter of TV's The Amazing Race was back in his hometown Christchurch this week to meet staff in the i-SITE Visitor Centre and help launch a new campaign focusing on their local knowledge. The seven-time Emmy Award winner, who was holidaying at home, visited Cathedral Square's i-SITE to get some expert advice first-hand in the South Island's largest and busiest Visitor Centre. Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism chief executive Christine Prince (pictured with Phil) says Phil's visit was inspiring for the team. He spoke about his love of Canterbury and his passion for travel and meeting fascinating people along the way. "Phil reminded us that people are the most important part of any travel experience and the i-SITE Visitor Centre's top asset is its team of expert and enthusiastic people. "The new campaign is aimed at encouraging locals to come in to meet us and find out what we offer. The i-SITE is a fantastic source of inspired ideas. Often it's hard to think of where to go when you have visitors, or simply what to do with a weekend in your own town." With summer holidays around the corner, the Cathedral Square i-SITE is the ideal first-stop for everything there is to know about activities, attractions, events, accommodation and transport here and across New Zealand. "When family and friends come to stay we are urging people to think of our i-SITE as the place to go for planning a great holiday to keep everyone entertained," Christine Prince says. Staff at Christchurch i-SITE can organise everything from how to get a bus to the Port Hills, to booking a full day's excursion or an entire New Zealand tour package via the extensive i-SITE network. "We understand people's expectations and budgets and tailor-make programmes to suit them." One of 87 i-SITEs in the New Zealand Visitor Information Network, the Cathedral Square i-SITE, in the 1870 Old Post Office Building, has recently been restored to its eye-catching heritage colours.
http://www.fourcorners.co.nz/new-zealand/tourism-news-detail/index.cfm/articleId/20962/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: puddin on November 28, 2009, 11:36:07 PM


Yahoo! TV Blog
Interview With Phil Keoghan of 'Amazing Race': Part I
By Farhan Hashim | Friday, November 20, 2009, 5:38 PM


To fans of reality TV, Phil Keoghan needs no introduction. He is the adventure-loving, globe-trotting host of CBS' seven-time Emmy-Award-winning show "The Amazing Race," who recently biked 3,500 miles across America to promote awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A few weeks back, I had a chance to talk to Phil about the show and its current season, as well as the recent remarks made by some in the industry that the show should remove itself from consideration for future Emmys.

 

Let's start with the passport rule. A lot of people are very upset that Zev and Justin got eliminated for not having their passport. Has any thought been given to allowing the team that has lost their passports to have the time until the next leg begins to find them, and eliminating the team if they are unable to do so?

It would be incredibly difficult to orchestrate something like that. [After the elimination] I get on the next plane out of town. So if we were going to try to [do the elimination later], it brings up a lot of logistical issues of how we do that elimination. Where would we go, because we have permits to shoot at certain places and only up to a certain time? And then, who would have to stay behind in order to execute the shooting of the later [elimination], and do we have the logistical resources to shoot that? So it would make our life really nuts. And then I guess you have to get into: How far before [my] flight check-in [do we do the elimination]? Two hours? Three hours? Because we would need to get from the location to the airport. I mean, it just gets very complicated.

 

So we just made the rule that the passport is your ticket to staying in the race. The idea is that when you check in to the mat, you need to have your documentation to prove that you are ready for the next leg. You're checking in at that point with everything you need to continue the race, as opposed to having a check-in with everything but your passport and then starting the next leg leaving the decision on whether you have everything you need for the next leg until the last minute before the next leg starts. You've got to have [the passport] with you at all times because … it's a very important thing in a lot of countries, just as a form of ID. So that's just a rule that we've had.

 

I think [there would be] less of this feeling if it was a team that people weren't so closely connected with. I've got to be honest with you -- they were one of my favorite teams ever, and … it's one of the most difficult eliminations that I've had to make because I wanted nothing more than to see them go on. And particularly, you know, the assumption was that it was Zev's fault. A lot of people thought that because he has Asperger's, it was his fault, but it wasn't. It was Justin's fault.

 

We were all very upset here at Yahoo! TV to see them go.

Yes, and believe me, I was, too. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that it was a team that everyone actually really cared about.

 

Continuing on with the teams: How do you feel the cast for this season stacks up with casts you've had in prior seasons?

It's a fantastic cast. I love Flight Time & Big Easy and the dynamic between the couples. I love the poker players. It's impossible to pick sort of a favorite season or the best mix, but I love the mix. I love that it changes. I love that we're never the same. So as far as it stacks up, I think it's as refreshing as any season we've had. And certainly, just in this last week, our ratings were up from this time a year ago. So here we are 15 seasons in and we had season-high ratings this last week, and still pulling good numbers for a show that has been around for 15 seasons. So I'm very proud of what the casting people do on this show. I can't say enough about the mix of people they bring every season. I really enjoy going to the [final] castings … It's hugely helpful for me to be able to see [the teams] before I go out on the road with them … to get a little insight while they are being interviewed by us.

 

After 15 seasons, you have probably seen every kind of pairing imaginable. So is casting more difficult at this point? And what is it that you are looking for in teams for future races?

I think it's actually impossible to answer that question because I could never have used my imagination to come up with a team like Kynt & Vyxsin or Charla & Mirna or Sarah & Peter or Zev & Justin or the poker players or Flight Time & Big Easy. I think it's a little bit like looking for love … you can sort of describe some broad characteristics of what you're looking for in a partner, but until you actually meet them, you wouldn't know how to describe [them]. You know, there's that little something that [makes] you go, "Oh yeah, that's what we're looking for. That's really great!"

 

I get that question a lot, but I think it's impossible to answer. I think some people come into the casting process trying to be a team that maybe we've had in the past because they think that, "Oh, they liked that particular type of team. Let's be that again."  And really, we don't ever want to repeat ourselves and we try to be original every time. And there's no reason why we shouldn't be.  So I think that what we're looking for is a point of difference. We're looking for telegenic, engaging, captivating characters. Period. Whether they're tall, short, black, white, Republican, Democrat, rich, poor, well-educated, uneducated, from the country, from the city, it doesn't really matter. First and foremost: Are they interesting? Will people want to invest time watching them?

 

That first elimination this season before the race even started … that was a little bit cruel, right? Did you feel that way?

Well, yes, certainly, it was a hard start to the race. But you know, the only time we stop and redo things and take a lot of time in the race to set things up is at the beginning and at the end. In the middle of the race, we shoot as we go. From the point of "Go" to the finish, it's pretty much as live [as it can be]. But when we do the opening and the closing, that's when we actually have more time to be like other shows and do things more than once. For instance, my starting-line speech is done a number of times so we get the shot from different angles. We get it with the helicopter, we get it with the jib, we get it with the steady camera, we get it wide, we get it close, we shoot that a lot. When I do my speech, a lot of times you get the teams that are looking back … with this sort of complacency of "Yeah, yeah, Phil, we know. We got it."

 

Now, when we did the start of this race, I did my usual spiel all the way up to where there was this new challenge, this new surprise, and up until then I had their attention, but I didn't really have their attention. Then I deliver this speech of "Do I have your attention? Because there's something I need to tell you. You really need to listen. Before you leave here, one team is going to be eliminated." Now, I only had to deliver that speech to them … once. I did it as live … once. No redos, no reshoots. It was as live as it happened. And those reactions you saw from those teams were shot as live. And they were visibly shocked by what I was saying. And I think it was a way to give them and future racers a wake-up call that anything can happen on this race. That -- although we've been around for 15 seasons -- we don't want to repeat ourselves. We do want to be fresh and we do want to be unpredictable. If that means that sometimes there is a tough call like that to make to just change the energy and the dynamic, then that is the decision that we make. The teams raced from that starting line with a renewed and quite different intensity than we've seen in the past. It was a tough call, but it was a wake-up call that I think, 15 seasons in, was coming.

 

Challenges like the snowman challenge in Dubai and the monkey challenge in Cambodia … challenges where a judge is involved and it's a subjective decision … sometimes it seems like the judging is far too lenient. It especially seemed like that in the monkey challenge, more so than the others, because everyone seemed to just breeze through it. What kind of guidelines do you give the judges, and was there something more to the challenge that we didn't see, or did everyone just really have an easy time with that?

Well … I mean, not everyone had an easy time. Remember Zev had a tough time with that. It was incredibly hot out there, too, if you remember. People were getting really dehydrated. I guess it's a little like the discussions that people have in the Olympics about sports that are judged and not recorded by science. Like, say, a running race is recorded by a stopwatch as opposed to gymnastics, which is judged by people. So we're always going to run into things that are not a science, and there's always going to be a difference between people judging how someone behaves like a monkey, and others judging [how someone does] a folk dance in a particular country. But we obviously don't want to exclude [these types of challenges] just because they are totally subjective, and I think sometimes there's more leniency because of the type of challenge. But we try to be consistent with the teams … have the same standards for each.

 

I guess you never really know how people are going to [do] with any challenge. I mean, there's a challenge coming up in a future episode where it's a simple challenge of counting. [Note: Phil is of course referring to the bell-counting challenge in Holland.] And you would think: All you've got to do is count. How hard can that be? And there's one team that has tremendous difficulty with that, and many of the other teams get it very quickly. So it is impossible to always make everything totally predictable. In fact, the more unpredictable it is, obviously the better it is for TV. But we never really truly know, even though we test it with different people and different scenarios. We never really know how easy or difficult something is going to be until we put it out there. Sometimes people get stuck on challenges we think they are going to breeze through. They end up being held there forever and we think, "How is this difficult? … I don't understand." [Laughs]

 

Do you ever personally help test a challenge?

I have. There have been some challenges on the race that I have done years ago … you know, things that I have done over my career. But to be honest with you, when I'm on the road, I really try to focus on what I have to do, and there really isn't enough time for me to … do all the things that I love to do. But I have a whole career of me doing all sorts of crazy things. So trust me, I'm kind of happy to watch them do things I've never done before.

 

Speaking of challenges: We had the Fast Forward on the race in Dubai. In the past, we've had people needing to shave their heads or drink pig's blood. This one seemed easy by comparison. Shouldn't the Fast Forward be a little more difficult for the teams to get?

Well, it goes back to what I was saying: You don't know what team is going to end up going for the Fast Forward. Now, had that been a team who really struggled with driving a [stick] shift and driving fast, then that would have been a totally different situation. So we don't know if we are going to end up with somebody who is inherently good at a particular challenge. There's also that thing of not knowing how many legs in who is going to be there. So you also have to pick things that are going to be challenging … I guess what I'm saying is that you can't pick something that will be absolutely challenging for every single team in exactly the same way. Like, for somebody to eat some weird food may be the biggest thing in their life. But for somebody else, it may be like, "Ha … forget about it, I can do this … I can swallow this … no problem at all."  Unless you were to tailor-pick each of the challenges based on the strengths and weaknesses of a particular team, that would be the only way that you could take a real measure of whether they had to work for something. So there's a lot of luck involved in who ends up actually doing certain things.






Yahoo! TV Blog
Interview With Phil Keoghan of 'Amazing Race': Part II
By Farhan Hashim | Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 6:30 PM

If you missed the first part of my interview with Phil Keoghan, you can read it here. (http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/interview-with-phil-keoghan-of-amazing-race-part-i--818)

 

In the first few seasons, there were Fast Forwards in virtually every leg of the race, which usually meant that a trailing team had a shot, especially toward the end of the race. Any chance we might see a reversion to that format, where there are more Fast Forwards available for the teams?

I think a lot of it is that we have just been honing the format to try to create something that works. We are always futzing and tweaking and I guess the formula that we’ve come upon now is resonating with people. It’s like you don’t want to mess with what’s working, but at the same time, you want to keep it fresh. It’s just evolved into this [format], but I don’t think there’s any reason why we wouldn’t at certain times add. One of the things we did this season is we had a switch-back where we actually go back to a challenge that we’ve had in the past that people really liked … something that really made for great race history and that people have talked about ever since. So [this idea of a switch-back] is something that we want to incorporate moving forward. I think you’ll see different things being added and subtracted as the race continues.

The show has pretty much been all over the world. Is there a location that you haven’t been to that you would love to see the race go to?

I’ve always been very excited about going to Nepal. I’ve had three shoots over there canceled over the last 20 years or so working in TV. I still have a really big dream of going there sometime. It will obviously have to be right for safety and security, but I do hope we get there someday and see Mt. Everest in the background of one of our shots somewhere.

So, seven for seven at the Emmys … that must feel pretty good.

It’s mind-blowing to me. It’s hard to wrap my head around. Umm, yeah, I’m still grappling with the idea that [there are] seven. Sometimes it seems like it hasn’t really even happened. It doesn’t feel possible. I forget that we’ve been on the air a long time. We first went to air in 2001. We’re going into our 10th year. I mean, that’s mind-blowing. I first got hooked up with this production at the end of 2000. It will be 10 years — a decade — this Christmas. That just blows my mind.

I read somewhere that there was a little bit of grumbling and people were saying that maybe “The Amazing Race” should remove itself from consideration for next year’s Emmys. You don’t have any plans to do that, right?

No, but I think that one journalist wrote, “Why is it that people have talked about that, but nobody said that about 'Jon Stewart'?”

Right!

No, I’m asking you. Why do you think that is?

I think that in the case of reality competition, there are some bigger names that are probably shocked and surprised that they haven’t won yet and I think there might be some grumbling because of that.

But with all due respect to Jon Stewart, what about the bigger names in his category, too, that may be feeling the same way? It’s just weird. I think that there’s a double standard. I don’t understand.

I agree. I think that a show deserves to win as many times as it is deemed to be the best. And I don’t think a show or an actor or actress should remove themselves from consideration just because they happen to have won so many times. I think that if a show wins, then it needs to win against the best that are out there. So I don’t agree with the call to remove the show from consideration.

It was just an interesting point that was brought up by a journalist in the Los Angeles Times who happens to be a fan of “Race.”  He wasn’t sure why people immediately jumped to that, but they never immediately jumped to Jon saying he should remove himself.

Exactly, and “30 Rock” has won every year that it has been on and there will be no such call for that show to remove itself from consideration if it continues to win also. I think it has something to do with the category that you are in and there are a lot of big egos in there, and frankly speaking, they’re a little upset that you keep winning. So I think that might have something to do with it.

Well, I think that the reality shows that were nominated are all really good-quality shows. I think the difference between our show and some of the other shows nominated in that category is the content and the way the show is made. I think it is very difficult to compare what is essentially a variety show with a competition element (“American Idol”) with a show that is shot on a world stage. Being in a studio with perfect lighting and where everything is operating like a variety show is a very different thing to judge from a show that is shot all around the world.

The formats are definitely very different, but if you have to judge them all together, I think “The Amazing Race” brings something to the table that none of the other shows really do. I think that’s part of the appeal of the show. It is a premise that remains very compelling for viewers.

I think reality in itself is a very interesting genre because it covers so many different aspects of television … what we call reality. If you look at the highlight reel of reality television at the Emmys, they put clips in there from some of the more wild and outrageous reality shows where they have to bleep out the swearing and there’s yelling and screaming and there’s everything from cable shows to network shows . It covered the entire genre of reality — good, bad, and indifferent stuff that people love, love to hate, and everything in between. But if you look at the packages for drama or comedy … they only showed the best of drama and the best of comedy. I wouldn’t say that when they cut those packages of reality that they focused on putting the best of reality [in there]. There is such a discrepancy between [reality shows]. The best dramas sort of filter out and it’s pretty easy to discern what the best [ones] are. There’s a certain quality to them  … and people talk about them.

When it comes to reality, one of the things that I get from people all the time is “I don’t like reality, but I like your show.”  Nobody would say, “I don’t like drama, but I like your [dramatic] show.”  You know what I’m saying? Because I think that good drama is good drama. I think the same thing can be said about reality, but a lot of times the worst of a particular genre can taint an entire type of television. I think that reality encompasses such a broad range of material that it’s going to take people a while to realize that there is actually quality reality television. When some people hear the genre of reality television, they immediately think of the worst, most despicable piece of reality television [they’ve] ever seen … which is sad because they don’t think of that when they think of drama. They don’t go, “Oh, drama, I’ve seen some really bad drama shows.”  They think of the best of them.

I think that the shows nominated in [the best reality competition program] category do represent the best of reality and I’m hoping that people who may have not been fans of reality or have a particular opinion about what reality is may sample some of the better reality shows and go, “You know there is some worthy programming here.”  I think we have a long way to go to convince some people.

I think that it seems to be catching on. The Emmy wins definitely help and your audience is growing. And some of the other shows — “Dancing With the Stars,” “American Idol,” “Survivor,” and “Project Runway” — continue to do well and stay strong well into several seasons. I think that part is catching on and people are beginning to realize that there is a niche group of reality shows definitely worth their time.

I do think that. It is something that is going to take a little time for people to understand, that you can’t broad-stroke reality television. It’s impossible, just like it’s impossible to broad-stroke and say all drama is good or all comedy is good. There’re some comedies that really suck, and the best of them are really hilarious and so far ahead of the worst that you would never think of them in the same light. I think people are only getting used to it now that there’s some reality that sucks, and fortunately there is some stuff that’s good. [But] it’s subjective because it comes down to what people want to watch. There’s lots of reality shows that I don’t particularly care for but I know people really like, and you have to respect that. [It’s] also about choice and giving people a choice in what they want to watch.

So if you were paired with another reality TV host to compete on “The Amazing Race,” who do you think you would do well with?

[Laughs]  That’s a good question. I wouldn’t want to go on a race with anybody. [Laughs]  I like to watch. Yeah, wow, I know Tom [Bergeron] very well. I worked with Tom for five years over at Fox. I worked with Jeff [Probst] over at Fox for five years. So I know both those guys very well. Both are smart guys and I get along well with both of them. So I could see that working. I don’t know Ryan [Seacrest], but I have a feeling that we’d do all right, too. Heidi [Klum], wow, I think I would probably be too distracted, she’s so beautiful. [Laughs]  And I’d feel at any moment like Seal [Heidi Klum’s husband] might come around the corner: “Hey, Phil.”  [Laughs]

Check back next weekend for the third and final part of my interview, in which Phil discusses the disastrous performance of some of his colleagues when they served as hosts for the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards show. I’ll follow that piece up with my thoughts on this latest season of “The Amazing Race” and an assessment of the final three teams.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/interview-with-phil-keoghan-of-amazing-race-part-i--818
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 17, 2009, 09:14:36 PM
cycling clothes :lol:

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/untouched-world-goes-cycling-116724
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Hooky on December 18, 2009, 12:29:59 AM
Great interview, thanks! :cmas26
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Post by: Mister RC on December 19, 2009, 03:40:12 PM
Remember Phil's amazing journey around the country last year?  Well, it looks like Ride Across America is about to take a gigantic step to the next level.  It's slated to be a huge feature, in theaters sometime in 2010! (http://www.philridesacrossamerica.com/daily_blog.html)
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Post by: ltvols on December 21, 2009, 01:46:26 PM
just read the cycling clothes article......does this meant Phil was in New Zealand on the 17th????

Untouched World goes cycling
NBR staff | Friday December 18 2009 - 10:00am

an exerpt....

The line already had a fan in kiwi Phil Keoghan, host of Emmy-award winning The Amazing Race, the letter said.

“Six hours in the gear yesterday and now rushing out to ride another six. Love the wool, breathes very well, good for temperature control and comfortable. We got caught in the rain again today, I was warm as toast,” Mr Keoghan said.
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 21, 2009, 02:14:16 PM
No that was a letter sent ages ago.
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Post by: puddin on December 29, 2009, 05:37:21 AM
Cookie Time to launch health bar
By MARC GREENHILL Last updated 05:00 29/12/2009

Despite a "plethora" of snack bars in the US, Cookie Time's advantage was its partnership with Kiwi television star Phil Keoghan.

The Los Angeles-based Cantabrian, host of reality television series The Amazing Race, is the international face of the product.

"He's just got so much global reach, particularly in the US. People know who he is, which has certainly helped us – it's a ticket to the table."

"He's a guy who can get us in front of some key people. I think it would be incredibly difficult if we didn't have a Phil."

Booth expected the experience would improve its business locally.

"Everything we've done over in the US has been huge learnings for business, which we're bringing back and applying to the New Zealand market."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/3196976/Cookie-Time-to-launch-health-bar
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Post by: Slowhatch on December 29, 2009, 09:30:36 AM
Thanks, Puddin. You learn something new every day; evidently, a Cantabrian is someone who lives in Canterbury (meaning mostly Christchurch).
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Post by: RudyRules on December 30, 2009, 03:52:23 PM
That square meal bar sounds great!  I'd like to try it.  :cmas16

(I tried to access the link above a 2nd time, and got the "internal error message".  :cmas5
 Wanted to bookmark the site.  Anyone else having the same prob? )
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Post by: RudyRules on December 30, 2009, 03:54:20 PM
And yeah Puddin, thanks for posting it! :hugs:
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Post by: puddin on January 21, 2010, 09:12:09 PM
Some TAR16 Love for Phil <3
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 21, 2010, 09:17:37 PM
oooh yum!! :luvu:
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 24, 2010, 03:12:02 PM
Phil speaking in Antigua:


Saturday, 23 January 2010 03:04 
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His philosophy is simple. It’s the title of his bestselling book – No Opportunity Wasted.

Focusing on “what you do have and what you can do rather than focus on what you don’t have and can’t do”, Producer of CBS’ Amazing Race Phil Keoghan asserted that the Antigua Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown embodies such a philosophy.

President of the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown Corina Edwards Sealy took great pleasure in introducing the guest speaker, who has not only travelled around the world seeking new adventures, but who began some of his earliest explorations right here in Antigua and Barbuda as a child.

Her neighbour for 10 years in High Point, Coolidge, Edwards Sealy recapped a childhood memory or two, as Phil recalled the “secret” language the girls had around him.

The producer, adventurer, and motivational speaker admits that his love for cycling began right here in Antigua. With a fond tone, he recalls his father having purchased his first bike, a 10-speed, that he’d ride around Antigua, as close as town and as far as Fig Tree Drive and back.

“I used to ride by myself at first,” he journeys down memory lane in a later interview, “but later on I joined a group of older guys, like the Gomes’ brothers ... but I was a weaker rider, so I was never in the front ... I remember being in the middle or the back, so they would help you if you fell behind.”

Laughing, he recalls having been literally pulled up the hills in Fig Tree Drive when the journey became too tedious.
But this is only a small fraction of the life he lives today.

 MUCH MORE HERE:

http://www.antiguasunonline.com/special-feature/254153-phils-amazing-race-through-life.html
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Post by: michael on January 24, 2010, 03:12:45 PM
Phil speaking in Antigua:

http://www.antiguasunonline.com/special-feature/254153-phils-amazing-race-through-life.html

I've been to Antigua :)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 07, 2010, 08:08:52 PM
Phil is back on Bonnie!!

http://www.bonniehunt.com/promos/friday_february_12_--_phil_keo.php
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 12, 2010, 12:48:31 PM
Phil on Bonnie TODAY!!
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Post by: theschnauzers on February 12, 2010, 01:40:17 PM
Thw Futon Critic interviews Phil (http://www.thefutoncritic.com/rant.aspx?id=20100212_amazingrace)

No spoilers in the interview, but an interesting interview nonetheless,
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2010, 08:12:21 PM
Did anyone get the Phil on Bonnie clip?? :please:

Trade you :lol: for this very good audio interview...some interesting questions!!

http://www.zmonline.com/WhosOn/MorningCrew/Highlights/Detail.aspx?id=14171
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Post by: chill_sd on February 15, 2010, 08:54:08 PM
Here:

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Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2010, 09:50:07 PM
Thank you chill!! I actually saw that bit, but it felt as though I came in the middle of the conversation. :( There must have been more?? 

Would hate to miss a second of our Phil. :hearts:
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Post by: chill_sd on February 15, 2010, 11:43:48 PM
Here's the first part:

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Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2010, 11:58:30 PM
Oh thank you!! :hearts:

But he got that plant in VENEZUELA??  lol......
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 22, 2010, 10:02:57 PM
Travel: Phil's just plane crazy
By CATHERINE WOULFE - Sunday News


 NEXT time you're muttering about a delayed train or overbooked flight, spare a thought for The Amazing Race presenter Phil Keoghan.

The 42-year-old Kiwi is a born traveller, and had visited 60 countries before he was picked up to present the globetrotting reality show nine years ago.

Since then Keoghan has trailed competitors through 73 countries in 16 races which sounds amazing, sure, but also amazingly exhausting. During our phone interview, Keoghan seemed tired just thinking about the innumerable airports he's had to negotiate.

"Inevitably you're going to be delayed somewhere," Keoghan told Sunday News.

"Always have a book. Always have a movie. Always have a notebook. And then always have a sense of humour."

Luckily, jetlag doesn't bother Keoghan much, and in true Kiwi bloke style, he's not inclined to fret when his suitcases go AWOL, which happens about once a month during filming.

The one thing that really makes this seasoned traveller fret is stormy weather during plane trips.

"Engines on fire are scary. Emergency landings, after electrical fires in the galley, that's not pleasant. Smoke in the fuselage is not good [but] I'm not so much worried about the plane falling to bits, just weather. I don't like bad weather, it makes things more... challenging."

Keoghan says the west coast of New Zealand and the Coromandel, where his family have a house they use as a bolthole, are two of his favourite spots in the world, along with Italy and the Alps. He is determined to get to Nepal, but says it has continued to elude him; he's had four trips there cancelled so far.

But wherever the race takes Keoghan, he and the crew make sure they take a step back from the chaos of filming and simply enjoy the scenery.

"[A colleague] will say something like `alright, hold on a second guys, it's time to take a moment' and then we stop and we look where we are, and we reflect a little bit.

"We have had some incredible experiences, from the Outback through to Africa or Russia, wherever, it's very important to do that."

So does life as a TV star mean Keoghan gets the first-class treatment now?

"I have been lucky enough to travel very well and unlucky enough to travel in diabolical situations," he says. "Once I was picked up by a corporate jet and when I say once, I mean once. It only happened once – no customs, no lines, no waiting..." He sounds wistful.

 "I was picked up in a car, driven to the airport, they walked me through a little reception area, after giving me a cool drink, and escorted me out to the plane ... a brand-new plane with leather seats, I was the only person on the plane and I had someone looking after me ... it was pretty ridiculous."

Surprisingly, Keoghan found the luxurious experience rather deflating. "Because if I had `made it' I would be having that every day. That's when I knew that I hadn't made it."


http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-news/news/3364467/Travel-Phils-just-plane-crazy
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Post by: Plaidmoon on March 02, 2010, 11:22:43 PM
And now for something completely different...

This may be very old news, but I can't find any mention of it when I search the forums so I thought I'd post about it anyway.

Phil acts!

There is a group of Star Trek fans that have done several Star Trek webisodes that create new stories using the original Star Trek characters. The website is at http://startreknewvoyages.com/ (http://startreknewvoyages.com/). It's a fairly ambitious effort. They have fairly accurate sets, a script or two by some of the original Star Trek screenwriters and in some episodes, a few of the original cast. Poor Chekhov has an aging disease and Sulu has a transporter accident that ages him 30 years. Technically, it's pretty good but the acting is laughably bad at times. It's also weird to see an entire Enterprise crew where no one looks older than 25 or so.

Anyway, if you want to see Phil (Phil Koeghen in the credits  :lol3:) play a Starfleet Admiral for about 30 seconds or so, check out the episode "Blood and Fire" Part 1. It's about 45 minutes long and Phil appears about 30 minutes in giving Captain Kirk orders he'll probably ignore. There's a part 2, but I haven't watched it. I don't think Phil appears in that one.

The scary thing about this is Phil may have been the best actor of the bunch. Oh, and if this sort of thing bothers you, there is a gay love story sub plot in this episode between two crew members that gets a fair amount of time.

Plaidmoon
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Post by: slayton on March 04, 2010, 08:00:03 PM
Is Phil's PSA for the Chilean earthquake on youtube?

I don't think they showed it in my area.  Edward Hasbrouck didn't see it in San Francisco either, although Andy Dehnart saw it in his area.

Thanks.
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Post by: theschnauzers on March 04, 2010, 08:44:21 PM
I recorded it on my DVR, but I have no idea how to transfer it from a disc.

Possibly local stations had on commercials (it did air in the middle of a commercial break), and that's why it wasn't seen everywhere in the US.
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 06, 2010, 10:23:48 PM
Brief mention and pics of Phil at the Independent Spirit awards!

http://ayaadventures.blogspot.com/2010/03/independent-spirit-awards-yeee-harrrr.html
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 28, 2010, 10:14:14 AM
Phil in Sydney via Tweet:

just seen a fantastic game of rugby in Sydney!
5:30 AM Mar 27th via mobile web
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2010, 02:46:59 PM
 
Phil Keoghan, Host of "The Amazing Race(TM)," Introduces One "Amazing" Newtrition Bar -- The NOW Energy Bar

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire)
05/05/10
Power Your Adventure with the new NOW Energy Bar™ from television personality, Phil Keoghan -- host of "The Amazing Race™."

For adventure TV personality Phil Keoghan, "energy" is something that you can never fall short on when you live every day of your life to the fullest. Actually, one may say by looking at Phil's globetrotting endeavors over these past twenty years that he is somewhat an authority on "energy," or the need for it. Nutritionally speaking, Phil's demanding schedule can provide its share of pitfalls. That's why Phil turned to the experienced counsel of Sports Nutrition experts, Europa Sports, to provide guidance toward the right manufacturing and marketing partners in bringing Phil's Energy Bar to market. A product that could become a consumer favorite for great tasting energy bars, the NOW Energy Bar is an All-Natural, High-Protein, Gluten-Free nutrition bar.

"NOW stands for No Opportunity Wasted, my personal philosophy for living each day as if it were your last," says Phil Keoghan. "I've been filming around the world for more than 20 years, working in over 100 countries, and one of the biggest challenges I face is making sure I get the right nutrition. After searching the planet for the perfect bar, I found the answer in an all natural high-protein bar made with Manuka Honey, found in my homeland New Zealand, a natural preservative with special medicinal properties and jam-packed with high potency energy that will power any adventure."

Phil Keoghan, is represented by IMG Worldwide Licensing, a division of IMG Sports & Entertainment, and worked closely with IMG in connection with his cross-country bicycle "Ride Across America" last year. Phil is currently involved with IMG to develop a comprehensive consumer products program, which includes the NOW Energy Bar relationship with Europa Sports.

The NOW Energy Bar will be hitting the market in May 2010. Europa Sports is leading with an exclusive launch thru Amazon.com -- America's largest online retailer, and then through their extensive network of nationwide customers including all major bike shops and retail outlets.

"Europa Sports has been really excited about working exclusively with Phil Keoghan on the NOW Energy Bar. Aside from being a fan of the show, it's Phil's Carpe diem (Seize the Day) philosophy that really hits home for me. With No Opportunity Wasted as his mantra, we know that we have a partner with an equally strong work ethic as our own," states Europa Sports CEO, Eric Hillman.

About Phil Keoghan

Adventure TV personality Phil Keoghan is host of the multi Emmy Award-winning series "The Amazing Race," now in its sixteenth season. He has also served as field host for "FOX After Breakfast," "Surprise, Surprise" for CBS and hosted "The Best of Both Worlds" for A&E and the Miss World broadcast live around the globe. He's worked in over 100 countries around the world as host, producer, writer and cameraman on more than 1,000 television episodes. He has co-created and co-produced a number of original series, including "Keoghan's Heroes," an internationally syndicated show profiling thrill-seekers around the world; "The Human Edge," a technology show for National Geographic Television; "Phil Keoghan's Adventure Crazy," a series for the Travel Channel and Discovery International; and NOW (No Opportunity Wasted), a reality television series and bestselling book. He has been profiled in People magazine and TV Guide and been featured repeatedly on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Also in 2010, look for Phil's new film documentary Phil Rides Across America. www.NOWEnergyBar.com


http://www.advfn.com/news_Phil-Keoghan-Host-of-The-Amazing-Race-Introduces-One-Amazing-Newtrition-Ba_42676269.html
 
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Post by: chill_sd on May 07, 2010, 12:17:41 PM
Phil on Bonnie Hunt 05/07/2010

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Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2010, 01:53:24 PM
Audio interview:

http://www.themhms.com/2010/05/07/phil-keoghan-host-the-amazing-race-speaks-with-the-mhms/
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 20, 2010, 07:14:51 PM
Did we know this? ???

Phil named one of the top 25 Fittest Men for 2009 by Men's Fitness:  :wohoo:

http://www.mensfitness.com/fitness/469?page=4

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Racer%20pics/Philnamedoneofthetopfittestmen5-10.jpg)

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Post by: georgiapeach on May 21, 2010, 09:14:21 AM
The Amazing Race’ slots now at Fantasy Springs
By Staff reports

Story Published: May 21, 2010

INDIO, Calif. – The hit TV show “The Amazing Race” is currently in its 16th season. Now casino players at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino can be the first in southern California to feel as if they have become one of the show’s stars with the brand new “The Amazing Race” slot machine from IGT. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is the first casino in all of southern California to install the state-of-the-art penny game. Players will find four of these machines at Fantasy Springs.

As players approach the bank of machines, one of the first things they notice is the comfortable MEGAfx Surround chairs. These enveloping seats feature award-winning, high performance sound that creates a rich, immersive game experience. Each machine is themed and color coded to one of four continents – Europe, Australia, South America and Africa. As they play the machine, the show’s host, Phil Keoghan, guides players through the base game and the bonus round play. The three bonus rounds are borrowed directly from features on the reality TV show. Two of the three bonuses even include players seated at other Amazing Race machines if they qualify to participate. The game also features four local progressive awards for which players accumulate points and “miles” to attain. “The Amazing Race” slot machine transports players around the world with nonstop action and group play.

Go here to see the picture! :lol:

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/business/gaming/94124154.html
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 21, 2010, 05:31:18 PM
Phil Keoghan finds a new amazing race -- this time on the ocean
By: Michael Schneider
Published: Mon, June 21, 2010, 1:02 PM

 
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Phil Keoghan has signed on to host and co-produce a new race around the world.

"The Amazing Race" host has signed on to partner on a reality show set in the world of the Velux 5 Oceans race. The event follows skippers as they sail alone around the globe on Eco 60 racing yachts.

Exodus Film Group has sealed North American TV rights to the race, while Keoghan will produce through his No Opportunity Wasted banner. Global production company All3Media is handling audio and video support. A U.S. outlet has not yet been identified.

"Phil's adventurous spirit and experience as an entertainer will help capture the true personalities of these adventure athletes on and off the water and the challenges they face in circling the planet globe alone," said Exodus Film Group CEO John Eraklis.

Keoghan said he was most intrigued by the fact that the sailors will tackle the seas alone. Solo sailing has been in the news recently via 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's recent aborted attempt to become the world's youngest sailor ever to circle the globe solo.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to share a physical and mental challenge that will test competitors beyond what seems humanly possible and at the same time highlight the planet's awe-inspiring oceans," Keoghan said.

Clipper Ventures runs the Velux 5 Oceans race, which begins in La Rochelle, France, on Oct. 17. Race moves from France to Cape Town, South Africa; then to Wellington, New Zealand; Salvador, Brazil; and Charleston, S.C., in the United States, before returning to France.



http://weblogs.variety.com/on_the_air/2010/06/phil-keoghan-finds-a-new-amazing-race-this-time-on-the-ocean.html


Here is a bit more:



The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the oldest single-handed round the world yacht race. Run every 4 years since 1982, the race is the longest and toughest event for any individual in any sport. The VELUX 5 OCEANS is a series of five high-pressure ocean sprints within a marathon circumnavigation. In the course of the 30,000 mile race, the skippers cross five oceans alone.

Racing begins in La Rochelle on October 17 2010 with the skippers heading for Cape Town in South Africa. From there they will head into the notorious Southern Ocean stopping at Wellington in New Zealand before rounding Cape Horn and making for Salvador in Brazil. A short hop up the coast to Charleston in South Carolina, USA, makes up the fourth leg before the skippers set off across the Atlantic to complete the race in La Rochelle in May 2011.

http://www.velux5oceans.com/news/the-velux-5-oceans-announces-race-route-for-2010-11/#/the-velux-5-oceans-announces-race-route-for-2010-11/80

Wonder just how much Phil will be needed on site? I would think at the start and finish for sure.., and perhaps a good bit more. Will give us some dates he won't be racing anyway!  But this does look like fun!!
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Post by: DrRox on June 22, 2010, 12:02:58 AM
Maybe at the intermediate stops too
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Post by: Hooky on June 22, 2010, 11:19:45 PM
As long as he doesn't leave TAR, I'm fine with this. :lol:
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on June 25, 2010, 01:14:28 PM
Phil is in Chicago - attending the "Summer Luggage, Gift & Travel Goods Show".
http://twitpic.com/1zuyrc
and
http://twitpic.com/1zv43d

Why?  :duno:
His name tag says he is with a company called HSN in St. Petersburg FL. Home Shopping Network?
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Post by: DrRox on June 30, 2010, 10:59:49 AM
From Phil's Facebook Wall yesterday...........

I've just registered for the Southern California MS ride in October ... if you haven't participated before I promise a great event. Good way to get fit and do something for others:)
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Post by: MamaT on June 30, 2010, 12:35:49 PM
Hmmm, that MS bike ride is scheduled for Oct 16 & 17 in Ventura Ca.  October 17 is also the planned start date for the Velux 5 Oceans Race which is to begin in France.  I know Phil is very special, but  I dont quite understand how he is going to be on 2 different continents on the same day....
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Post by: RudyRules on June 30, 2010, 10:05:52 PM
Did we know this? ???

Phil named one of the top 25 Fittest Men for 2009 by Men's Fitness:  :wohoo:

http://www.mensfitness.com/fitness/469?page=4

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Racer%20pics/Philnamedoneofthetopfittestmen5-10.jpg)


Nope, I didn't know this.  Wow!  Among the 25 Fittest Men for 2009 by Men's Fitness! 
How kewl is that!?  :jumpy: 
:congrats: PHIL! :yourock:
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Post by: MamaT on July 08, 2010, 11:04:18 AM
Not sure if this is the right thread,  but...
Emmy nominations were announced this morning and it's good news for TAR & Phil!!

TAR was nominated for a total of 7 Emmys including the big 2: 

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program
TAR
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competiton Program
Phil Keoghan
Ryan Seacest
Tom Bergeron
Heidi Klum
Jeff Probst

The other five nominations for TAR were:
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

The fifth episode of TAR 16 was the one entered; "I Think We're Fighting the Germans. Right?"

Congrats to all!
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2010, 09:00:05 AM
Warm-up for Rugby World Cup 2011 for Visitors to Christchurch


A Celebrity Fan Helps His "Amazing Place" Paint it Black


Christchurch is hosting New Zealand's only Bledisloe Cup match this season and rugby fever is building as the city prepares to welcome thousands of fans - including a special celebrity supporter in next Saturday's expected capacity crowd.


Emmy-award winning TV host and Canterbury ambassador Phil Keoghan is bringing his entire family to the match, where the Canterbury Rugby Football Union has organised iconic Kiwi band Dragon to perform prior to the teams taking the field.


http://www.christchurchnz.com/christchurch--canterbury-tourism/media/media-releases/warm-up-for-rugby-world-cup-.aspx
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2010, 08:03:27 PM
Amazing Race host enlisted to woo Aussies to New Zealand
[Thu 05/08/2010 09:34:59]
In a bid to woo Australian visitors, TV's Amazing Race host and NZ native Phil Keoghan has signed on to be an ambassador of the region earlier this year.
Helping Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism to hook the Australian market is multi Emmy Award winner and host of hit TV programme The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan, who signed on earlier this year to promote his home region of Canterbury as a tourism ambassador.
US-based Keoghan is in Canterbury this week filming a series of TV commercials and short website films (webisodes) which Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism will use to entice more Australian visitors to our shores.

‘Phil’s Best Kept Secrets’ series of TV commercials and online stories will see Keoghan heading across Canterbury to some of his favourite spots like Aoraki Mt Cook, Tekapo, Mt Hutt, Kaikoura, Christchurch city, Banks Peninsula and Waipara, giving Australians a special insight into his home region. They show Keoghan cycling, skiing, fishing, enjoying great wine and food, and chatting to characters along the way.

The TV campaign will start in Australia in September for spring and continue for 2011 autumn and winter to entice Australian to come over to experience the different seasonal offerings.

http://www.spicenews.com.au/2010/08/05/article/Amazing-Race-host-enlisted-to-woo-Aussies-to-New-Zealand/VDARYPQOEL.html
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Post by: Coutzy on August 07, 2010, 12:52:52 AM
I'm gonna have to start paying attention to commercials.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 08, 2010, 09:34:57 AM
Interesting behind the scenes look at that commercial shoot...nice Phil pic!

http://timpierce.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/cct-tv-commercial-shoot/
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 13, 2010, 07:01:18 AM
From the International Business Times

By John Dorian | Aug 14, 2010 01:26 AEST

Will Phil Keoghan host 'The Amazing Race' Australia?

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Keoghan's profile is being used in the television campaign for the Australian version of the hit reality show.  This led to speculations that the New Zealand native will host the show. Channel Seven is yet to confirm or deny these speculations.


read more here:

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/43245/20100813/amazing-race-australia-application-phil-keoghan.htm
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 13, 2010, 08:00:39 AM
Phil does the ski report!


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Post by: georgiapeach on August 13, 2010, 07:53:52 PM
LOVE this!! :lol:

THE FAMILY: Phil Keoghan, second from left, with siblings Andrew and Ruth, and parents John and Beth, at their home in Antigua in 1981.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Production-TAR/PhilJohnPhilAndrewBethRuth1981.jpg)


The Amazing Pace


The Press Last updated 12:38 07/08/2010



 Phil Keoghan strolls through the studio holding a crayfish. There he is holding a ski-board. Now a fishing rod. He wears a bathrobe, a bush shirt. Now a quick change and he's in a tuxedo.

The 43-year-old host of reality television show The Amazing Race is the chosen poster boy for a Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism ad campaign aimed at the Australian market. On today's agenda is nailing 26 photographs, hence the edible crustacean prop.

He jumped off the plane from Los Angeles at 8.20am and went straight to the photo shoot. Four hours in, and he is talking about going for a bike ride when they wrap. But rain steers him towards a gym workout instead.

To keep fresh for the camera, Keoghan says he has a trick up his sleeve. American celebrities swear by a cream called Preparation H. The intended target is not the eyes (it's a haemorrhoid cream) but celebrities like Jennifer Anniston swear it reduces puffiness.

It's hard to imagine a harder- working TV host than Keoghan. A 13-episode season of The Amazing Race is shot over 25 days. Filming might start at dawn and last all day until contestants and crew are on a plane to the next destination. They catch as much aerial sleep as they can, only to begin again at touchdown.

"This last season [his 17th], we did six days in a row and never even saw a hotel."

Keoghan is on a filming break from Race, but his life still reads like a killer production schedule.

"I think if anyone was going to use a word to describe me, they would say I was determined," he says during a lunch break. "I was very lucky. I learnt about the principles of hard work from my parents and my grandparents. It was that whole thing about being a New Zealander and fixing anything with a No 8 wire."

Ironically, the young Keoghan knew little about what it was to be a New Zealander. Philip John Keoghan (pronounced like "bogan") was born in Lincoln, outside Christchurch, in 1967. At age three, he and his family moved to Canada and by age seven, work took them to the Caribbean island of Antigua.

Parents John and Beth say it was a carefree existence for the youngsters, but at the age of 13 Phil was sent to St Andrew's College boarding school in Christchurch.

"To learn how to be a New Zealander," John says. "He came back here as a pale-faced West Indian."

John and Beth are at their Rolleston B&B. It is a scene of good, honest Kiwi domesticity. Beth is making scones and John has come in from the garden.

At 43, Keoghan is the eldest sibling. He was followed 15 months later by sister Ruth, and 13 years after that, Andrew arrived.

Only one of their children is a seven-time Emmy award winner, but Beth and John are equally as proud of their other son and daughter. Andrew is a musician, and they play his CD as I leave the house.

They say life in Antigua shaped their children. "We had no TV. Our house accumulated an incredible cross-section of children coming for piano lessons with Beth," John says. "Rastafarians, children of politicians, poor families, ex-pats. Phil mingled, with wonderful acceptance of every conceivable background.

Ad Feedback "He is determined and focused and he has his mother's ability to just do things, even if the going's tough."

Young Keoghan spent his spare time careering around with the island kids, but he would always make it home for music lessons.

Beth says: "That's just his discipline. He sets goals and gets places by sheer hard work. We've always said to him, 'keep your feet on the ground'."

And he has, they say.

Keoghan's first appearance on New Zealand screens came at age 19 with children's show Spot On. But breaking into the American scene required innovation and resilience.

In Antigua, he would trundle around the island on the flat deck of a ute. Village kids would yell out, "honky man, honky man".

John says his young son would reply in Antiguan dialect, which sounds something like, "Hush yer mout, man".

Accent assimilation appears to have always been a Keoghan skill.

He made the career move to America in 1992 with his wife of 16 years, Louise. His first attempt at a job was an audition for a soap opera - a love scene in a bay window - but he didn't get the part. Flat Kiwi vowels were a turn-off for producers. "I ran into that a lot," Keoghan says. "If people had even heard of New Zealand at all, they would think it was Tasmania. The New Zealand accent just didn't work for me."

He was turned away several times, gaining only piecemeal work for the first couple of years.

Out but not down, a fellow antipodean took a punt and hired Keoghan as a roving field host for a Fox network breakfast show.

He visited a voice coach once, but found he could create an American accent without help. He learned to start "being American"- right from the pre- audition chit-chat through to the on-camera audition.

In 2000, he missed out on the job of hosting Survivor but six months later The Amazing Race gig came up.

"The American television landscape has changed. Even 10 years ago it was so different, but look at 2010 . . . We've got Simon Cowell with his English accent, Heidi Klum is German. There are a plethora of foreign accents."

Back at the photoshoot, Keoghan takes a good look at the design of the backpackthat is an accessory to his hiking look. Back in America, he has been asked to design a luggage range. He is also the face of NOW Energy (a high- protein bar he developed with CookieTime in Christchurch).

He is a storyteller, laughing and buoyant for the duration of the shoot, unashamedly pulling the occasional bizarre pose.

The advertising creative team seem pleased. They laugh when he calls a bag his "murse" (man purse) and positively giggle when he ribs the costume woman for informing him the leather toggle of his pedant had come to the fore.

"That's a line I never thought I'd hear. My toggle's showing!"

He takes the mickey out of his legs. "It's the Irish skin. Trust me, I've had to be painted a darker shade many times."

And still the poses continue, including a yoga move and an acceptable recreation of Grace Jones' Island Life album cover.

"Is anyone else getting this? Or am I showing my age?"

Out of the bathrobe and in civvies, his jeans are blue, the shirt is blue and so are his eyes.

He is thin but made from muscle, currently training for a 161-kilometre bike race through Leadville, Colorado. Last week he was at the Paramount studios in LA for the screening of his film, Phil's Ride Across America. Keoghan senior drove the support van and trailer across America, while his son rode the 5793-kilometre route on bicycle over 40 days, raising US$500,000 for multiple sclerosis research - a charity also supported by his wife, Louise.

The Keoghans live in Santa Monica, just down from Venice Beach. Their house (he calls it a "house", but says their Coromandel place is a "home") is a single-storey, three-bedroom residence. It is part of a complex, nothing ostentatious, he says.

"It's all about the location. But whoever told you the water in California was warm, was lying. It's cold. There's a reason Pamela Anderson looked so good in Baywatch. The temperature enhanced her breasts."

We discuss the merits of Crocs shoes. He is a supporter.

Post-shoot and gym workout, he is able to meet Louise and their 14-year-old daughter, Elle.

This tourism gig has seen him scheduled for a meet and greet with the All Blacks, who are in turn doing a meet and greet with Christchurch kids.

Elle, who has spent most of her life in LA, is a dyed-in-the-wool McCaw fan as much as any Cantabrian. She owns a custom- made black Adidas jacket emblazoned with the number "7" - just like McCaw.

Having a famous father feels normal for Elle. She is accustomed to the stares and says he is a patient father. "He never gets mad," she says. "If I do something wrong, he's like, 'I'm really disappointed in you'." We agree this is worse than a telling off.

Louise says her favourite All Black is: "What's his name - underpants - Dan Carter."

Louise says her husband's success is due to perserverance. "He just chips away, works constantly and never says no. That boy's got stamina like no-one I've ever met."

They own a production company together and she can often be seen cycling alongside her husband on his training rides.

At the All Blacks function, Louise is stopped by Christchurch TV presenter Jason Gunn, a former colleague of hers.

John Keoghan spots Gunn and yells to his son: "Hey, you're the same era. You've both got that 40-ish look about you."

"Aw, dad, did you have to say that with the media standing so close?" Keoghan laughs.

And then it's time to go home for a family night at his parents' B&B, because it's up early again for the next stop on his schedule.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/lifestyle/4001098/The-amazing-pace
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Mug Costanza on August 13, 2010, 09:29:09 PM
Having a famous father feels normal for Elle. She is accustomed to the stares and says he is a patient father.
I bet she's used to seeing that classic eyebrow raise!  :lol3:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 10, 2010, 09:27:05 PM
Phil at the The Reality Cares Achievement Awards .

(contains mild TAR 17 spoiler)

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Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 13, 2010, 10:45:08 AM
Phil thinks TAR should be in HD too!
From Andy Dehnart's excellent web site realityblurred.com ...
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“I would love to see the show in HD. I’ve been working with HD personally for six years,” Phil Keoghan told me
Click on the link to read the rest:
http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/archives/the_amazing_race_17/2010_Sep_13_phil_hd
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 21, 2010, 12:27:45 PM
Not really news, but here is some archive footage of Phil from the 1990's from TVNZ.
http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/345-live---interview-compilation-1990
Awwwww, cute. :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: MamaT on September 21, 2010, 02:18:59 PM
Aww, Phil looks so young!!    And you gotta love that early 90s hair  (what were we all thinking!) :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2010, 03:33:10 PM
Phil will be a guest on Sept 27 as THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY'S 36TH ANNUAL DINNER OF CHAMPIONS HONORS UNIVERSAL PICTURES' ADAM FOGELSON
 


WHO:
 Honoree ADAM FOGELSON, Chairman, Universal, and chairs BYRON ALLEN, JOE ROTH and TOM SHERAK. Celebrity guests include ANNETTE BENING & WARREN BEATTY, SELMA BLAIR, JAMES CAAN, JOHN CORBETT, IAN GOMEZ, PHIL KEOGHAN, LARRY KING, PENNY MARSHALL, JOE McINTYRE, DAVID OSMOND, DONNY OSMOND, RON PERLMAN, BILL PULLMAN, LAURA RAMSEY, ADAM SANDLER, NIA VARDALOS and MARLON WAYANS. Also in attendance: OREN AVIV, GARY BARBER, ROGER BIRNBAUM, DICK COOK, PETER FARRELLY, SID GANIS, BRIAN GRAZER, HAWK KOCH, DONNA LANGLEY, RON MEYER, ROB MOORE and STACEY SNIDER.


http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-national-multiple-sclerosis-societys-36th-annual-dinner-of-champions-honors-universal-pictures-adam-fogelson-103469519.html
 

 
 

 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: MamaT on September 22, 2010, 07:02:35 PM
Heres a nice interview in which Phil discusses some of the difficulties and challenges of running the Race from a production standpoint.
http://www.canada.com/Amazing+Race+puts+host+Phil+Keoghan+through+wringer/3563098/story.html (http://www.canada.com/Amazing+Race+puts+host+Phil+Keoghan+through+wringer/3563098/story.html)
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2010, 07:41:27 PM
On the heels of introducing his new NOW Energy Bar, television personality, Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race will be appearing in Las Vegas at the INTERBIKE International Trade Expo September 22nd - 24th to meet fans daily from 10am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm at the NOW Energy Bar Booth #4217. (Sands expo center)

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Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2010, 09:02:19 PM
‘Amazing’ opportunity

Are you a fan of the “Amazing Race?” The show’s host, Phil Keoghan, will be at Seminole Casino in Immokalee for a free presentation, at 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by a meet-and-greet. For more information, visit www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.


WHAT??!!! He is missing the Premiere!! :lol3:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 27, 2010, 10:51:22 PM
Interview:

Phil Keoghan Talks to Movieline About The Amazing Race, Exhaustion, and Pyramid Pizza
    Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race’s ruggedly refined emcee, began his career in travel-based TV two decades ago in his native New Zealand. Since then, he’s helped build The Amazing Race’s almost unbeatable prestige as a seven-time Emmy-winner for Outstanding Reality Competition Series. We caught up with Keoghan before yesterday’s season premiere to discuss his favorite Race moments, the show’s schedule, and ordering pizza at Giza.

Is it possible to get used to visiting the most exotic locales on Earth?
I don’t think you can. I think it’s always a shock somehow, a surprise someway. I love it. I like the whole concept of a fish out of water — I love watching people go to a place that just freaks them out and makes them think, “Wow, this ain’t Kansas anymore.”

You’ve traveled the world over for years and years — even before The Amazing Race began. Can you pick a favorite world location?
I’ve been working on the road for 25 years now, and one of the best places I’ve shot was on the island of Stromboli, which is a volcano in the middle of the Aeolians [north of Sicily]. I’ll say that’s one of my favorite places ever. It’s where Isabella Rosselini was born. The restaurants are…ahh! They have this incredible local indigenous fish. Definitely one of my favorite places.

What can you tell us about what we don’t see on The Amazing Race? It’s all pretty picturesque on TV.
The schedule that we have is so ridiculously brutal — it would be insane to describe to you how it is sometimes. I mean, imagine the most insane schedule you can and then multiply it. The thing that I’m so blessed with is that I get to go on this whirlwind trip around the world, and in 25 days, I see the most extraordinary things and meet the most extraordinary people. But sometimes it happens and it’ll be two weeks after I’ve gotten back, and I’ll be lying [down], and I’ll remember that I was standing somewhere and doing some crazy-ass thing. It’s such sensory overload that it’s hard to describe. It’s a lifetime, or a year’s supply of experiences packed into 25 things. Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I think, “How the hell did I end up with this job?” I feel very lucky. I said to my mother once, “The day that I feel — the day that I complain about my schedule or what I have to go through — or that I don’t feel there’s something unique about what I do for a living — that’s when I’ve got to get out.”

Do you worry about forgetting where you’ve been after a season of unbelievable experiences is over?
Yes. I mean, there are times when we’re working so hard that one of us in our group will say, “All right, everybody stop. Stop, stop, stop. Look where we are.” We will stop everything and just look everywhere and we’ll say, “Let’s remember this, guys. Let’s take this in. Let’s remember where we are right now.” My team is very small. I don’t have a makeup person or wardrobe person or an assistant, producer or whatever. It’s me, a cameraman and a sound guy. That’s it. So we are very tight and we cover each other and we remind each other, “Hey!” The sound guy I’ve been working with season three. We’re very tight and I’m very blessed to work with people who I learn from. That’s the other thing about what I do. The day that I feel like I know everything and I’ve done everything — and I take it as a given, like you’re saying — the day that happens, that’s the time to get out. Then you’re not making it fresh for the viewer either. You’ve got to be excited about what you’re doing.

Can you name a specific time where everyone stopped and had to look around?
Oh yeah. It happens all the time. I’m trying to think [of instances] from this last season — I’m not meant to be talking about this season yet — but I’m thinking of a season you’ll know. In season five, we were at the foot of the Sphinx. Nobody’s allowed where we are, but we have special permission. There’s a light show going on over our head in German. We’re waiting for the teams to come in and the local crew have ordered Pizza Hut. We’re eating Pizza Hut with the Egyptian crew at the foot of the Sphinx while we’re listening to a German voiceover of a laser show happeneing right above the pyramids. It’s like, “Guys. Insane.”

http://www.movieline.com/2010/09/phil-keoghan-talks-to-movieline.php
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Post by: slpdx on October 07, 2010, 10:57:15 AM
I'm sure this old news to the Vets, but this was on TMZ this morning:

'Amazing Race' Host: I Was Detained in Ukraine!
10/7/2010 6:30 AM PDT by TMZ Staff  

It's not just the contestants who run into trouble on "The Amazing Race" -- host Phil Koeghan says  he was detained in the Ukraine a few years ago ... until a powerful fan of the show bailed him out.

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=d6732afb-8780-4449-93bf-985275cc9111
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Cocoa on October 07, 2010, 11:00:21 AM
I'm sure this old news to the Vets, but this was on TMZ this morning:

'Amazing Race' Host: I Was Detained in Ukraine!
10/7/2010 6:30 AM PDT by TMZ Staff 

It's not just the contestants who run into trouble on "The Amazing Race" -- host Phil Koeghan says  he was detained in the Ukraine a few years ago ... until a powerful fan of the show bailed him out.

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=d6732afb-8780-4449-93bf-985275cc9111

can someone have at least a transcript of the interview? The video's not loading for me. :o
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: MamaT on October 07, 2010, 11:09:16 AM
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can someone have at least a transcript of the interview?

Essentially, this is a quick sidewalk interview in which Phil discusses being detained in the Ukraine several years ago. Apparently, there was a mess up with his "papers".  He was detained overnight, while the teams were running the leg and there was some concern that he wouldnt be realeased in time to make it to the Mat.   The US Ambassador to Ukraine turned out to be a big TAR fan and worked all night to get him released, just in the nick of time.
Oh!  And Phil looks really good in this interview!
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Post by: theschnauzers on October 07, 2010, 12:42:38 PM
I don't recall hearing about this before.  It's funny how some of these behind-the editing details come out years later.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 12, 2010, 10:16:26 AM
opening NASCAR! Start your engines!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-AiEuwzCIc
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: DrRox on October 12, 2010, 10:27:36 PM
I keep checking the Velux5oceans race web site. Phil has never been mentioned yet. It starts next Saturday Sunday. I guess he might be covering it for some other news source.
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 13, 2010, 02:50:32 PM
From CTV's really lame website:
http://shows.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRace/article/Phil-Keoghan-wants-Canadians-to-start-their-own-version-of-The-Amazing-Race#c_0

Phil Keoghan wants Canadians to start their own version of 'The Amazing Race'

by: Sheri Block
Date: 10/13/2010 10:51:00 AM ET

There’s one question “Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan always gets asked when interviewed by reporters north of the border: “When are Canadians going to be allowed on the show?”
“Why don’t you just make a Canadian version for goodness sake? Why do you have to be on the U.S. version?” Phil tells me during a phone interview, pointing to places like Australia, Asia and South America who have done this very thing.
Keoghan knows how much Canadians love the show, but says there’s one very big reason we won’t be allowed on it anytime soon.
“Let me ask you one question. If you were on ‘The Amazing Race’ and you have a Canadian passport and somebody else has an American passport, who’s going around the world on an easier trip? And that’s just the start of it.”
Keoghan should know what he’s talking about. The New Zealand-born host has been hosting the Emmy Award-winning reality show for the past 17 seasons and says the secret to its continued success is the strength of the behind the scenes team.
“We’re just lucky that we have a group of really high calibre people who want to work on the show … all of that comes together to make for something that fortunately has been well-received.”
While the show sticks to its tried and true formula each season, Keoghan says they’re always trying to find ways to add new elements to surprise the teams (and the viewers). This season features an Express Pass, which allows one team to bypass any task they don’t want to perform along the race course and move on to the next clue. Since it can only be used once, teams have to be strategic about when they choose to use it.
In the first episode, dating couple Jill and Thomas picked up the pass after being the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop.
“When it’s played, (the pass) could have quite a dramatic impact on the game down the line,” says Keoghan.
As well as the addition of the Express Pass, this season the Race travelled to Bangladesh, Ghana and the Arctic Circle for the very first time.
“It’s sort of like going from the furnace to the freezer …  These teams are going through the heat, getting on a plane, waking up and they’re in the Arctic Circle. The show is all about extremes.”
This season was a particularly grueling one, says Keoghan, having shot 12 episodes in only 23 days. He adds that he and the crew didn’t even check into a hotel for the first six days.
“We spent all our time in between shows on flights – flying through the night, getting off the flight and going straight out onto the course again, so it was a pretty brutal race, this one.”

Keoghan not just waiting around at the Pit Stop

Even though it might look like Keoghan just stands at the mat and waits patiently for the teams to check in, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Once arriving at a location, Keoghan (who is often on the same flight as the teams but isn’t allowed to communicate with them) and the crew race ahead to shoot stand-ups at all the Detours and Roadblocks, as well as an intro for the next episode at the Pit Stop.
But if the last team to check in on the previous leg was really late, some of the teams may already be on a flight to the next destination, meaning Keoghan has to scramble even more on arrival.
“It’s just a constant juggling of logistics and time and guessing, sometimes not having communication. In that case we can’t leave the Pit Stop (to do the other stand-ups) because we can’t risk leaving as (a team could) arrive … and shock all of us.”
Keoghan says the amount of communication they have about whether a team is arriving depends largely on the cell phone service in the country. The producers call in from different points on the race course giving updates but sometimes they don’t know where a team is.
They also get plenty of false alarms from the crew they hire on location.
“Local people who don’t know the show, don’t know who the teams are, will be screaming on the radio, ‘Here comes a team! They’re coming! They’re coming!’ so we all brace ourselves and then it’s, ‘False alarm. False alarm. No, it’s not a team. It was just one of the producers running around the side of the building.’”
Once teams arrive, Keoghan interviews each pair for up to 30 minutes. Teams then have a full 12 hours to eat, sleep and recuperate before starting out again, but Keoghan says there’s no resting for him and the crew as they are constantly working out the plan for the next leg.
“Our experience is like a marathon. Their experience is like running 100 metres, resting, running 100 metres, resting.”
And speaking of marathons, Keoghan has to hang up to fit another media interview into his busy schedule.
But before hanging up the phone, Keoghan reminds me of what I need to do.
“Go set up the next ‘Amazing Race’ in Canada, will you? Change the name to “Oot and aboot,” he says, taking a jab at how some Canadians pronounce ‘out and about.’ “The Amazing Oot and Aboot Race.”
I’ll get right on that, Phil.
The Amazing Race airs Sunday nights at 8/7 C on CTV, with episodes available on demand the following day at www.ctv.ca.

About Sheri

Sheri Block has been covering entertainment for CTV.ca since 2008. As well as meeting Colin Farrell at TIFF 2009, Sheri's highlights have included going on tour with "Canadian Idol," being a stand-in on "Canada's Next Top Model" and reporting on such events as the Juno Awards and MMVAs.
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Post by: theschnauzers on October 15, 2010, 10:37:43 PM
If Israel and Australia can do regional versions, why couldn't the Canadians, eh ?
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2010, 02:59:13 PM
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The host of American television show The Amazing Race is joining the campaign to save a pristine Coromandel beach from development.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10681674
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Post by: DrRox on October 20, 2010, 05:02:17 AM
The Velux5Oceans race got started this last Sunday. There was nothing about Phil. I suspect that he is probably coving it for some New Zealand outlet. Wellington, NZ is the 2nd pit stop of the 8 month long race. 5 boats and 5 sailors........and very long race.

LaRochell, France.....start
Capetown, SA...........1st pit stop
Wellington, NZ...........2nd pit stop
Rio de Janeiro Salvador, Br......3rd pit stop
Ft Lauderdale, USA....4th pit stop
La Rochelle, France....Finish
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2010, 10:21:56 AM
Do we have approx dates for those stops? I did a pretty good search around last week and saw nothing about Phil either.
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Post by: DrRox on October 20, 2010, 10:12:48 PM
I haven't seen any dates yet. It is a sailing race and depends on the wind. It seems to me that the pit stops last from 2 weeks to a month. They use that time to repair the boats, etc before the next leg. I think the race only started with 4 boats. I think the 5th boat got damaged and they are having to do some check out sailings with the back up boat. When that is done, they that guy will take off. I think it was expected he would set sail on Friday this week.
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Post by: theschnauzers on October 20, 2010, 11:37:47 PM
IIRC, when Phil's involvement with this was first announced, there was some material linked here than indicated that in the past, this boating race lasted something like 8 or 9 months.

Phil could be at all the "pit stops" and still film an edition of TAR inbetween.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 22, 2010, 09:59:17 AM
Oh boy.... :luvu:

Nins Bin at Kaikora --part of the  Canterbury Tourism "web episode" commercials with Phil.


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 24, 2010, 12:58:56 AM
October 24, 2010

'Race' host's travel nightmares

By LINDSEY WARD, QMI Agency

 

"Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan.
Take the worst airport experience you've ever had, multiply it by 10, and you probably still haven't endured half the hardship that Phil Keoghan has in the past nine years.

Getting paid to travel the world isn't as amazing as it sounds, says Keoghan, whose gig as the globe-trotting host of The Amazing Race has been anything but glam.

"I've been held by immigration overnight in Ukraine and barely made it to the pit stop on time because I didn't have the right papers," says Keoghan, who we caught on the phone during a rare moment of relaxation in L.A.

"I've missed flights, and my bag's gone missing and been chewed up in some kind of bag dispenser machine and somebody picked through the bag and took a few things out of it. Inevitably, my bag goes missing about once a season. I've been a little sick every now and again, sunburned on the scalp from extreme heats and shivered my biologicals off in Poland once outside in the cold.

"I think a lot of people would be surprised about how we operate."

The shooting for Season 17 of CBS' still-popular Amazing Race (which also airs on CTV) was no different from the rest. Keoghan says the production crew and the Racers didn't get to a hotel for the first six days of the 23 they spent travelling and taping.
 
 
"The schedule was brutal -- our sleep came from being on planes," says Keoghan, who became accustomed to washing his hair on the side of the road that week.

And then there was the watermelon incident. While completing a Leg 1 slingshot challenge with her partner Brook in England, home shopping host Claire launched her melon backward. Oops.

"Not in a million years did we see that watermelon was going to somehow reverse trajectory and fly back in her face," Keoghan says. "We test everything over and over again. We're not about wanting to injure people; that's the last thing we want to do. And it just so happened that she got a good smack in the face with that watermelon."

Thankfully, there are no other accidents to report so far this season, though Michael (partnered with his YouTube sensation son Kevin) suffered from heatstroke in Ghana, and the teams are going to freeze their butts off on a future leg in the Arctic Circle.

"They fly literally from the furnace to the freezer," Keoghan says. "Those kinds of shock treatments for them always work and always create great drama ... That's what is so much fun to document for us, because some of them just can't cope."

And the fans eat it up. Since its 17th season premiered last month, The Amazing Race re-assumed its spot in Canada's Top 10 for most-viewed TV shows, with last Sunday's Sweden episode pulling in an impressive 2.99 million viewers.

Like those who watch from the sidelines, Keoghan can't get enough. Despite the fact he has travelled to more than 100 countries, he says he still has much to see ("You would think I'd been to Nepal ... but I have not.") -- even if that means more lost luggage, bad weather and customs holdups.

"Put it this way: When you go on a vacation, and everything works perfectly, you talk less about that trip than you do about the trip where the hurricane came, and you had to huddle in the hotel and it was getting flooded and you met all of these people and you had to band together to survive.

"How boring would it be if I was to tell you that everything was perfect every single time and, 'Oh yes, I have a makeup person and a wardrobe person and the flights are always on time, the weather's always perfect and we have no hardships at all.' It wouldn't make for a very good story.

"If you get three hours of sleep a night, you think that's luxury. And if you do that for a month, you lose 12 pounds, you come back and you're exhausted mentally and physically ... And I wouldn't have it any other way."

lindsey.ward@sunmedia.ca


http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/TV_Shows/A/Amazing_Race/2010/10/22/15789236.html
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Post by: DrRox on October 31, 2010, 05:34:09 AM
Peach,

I have looked and looked. I cannot find anything about anticipated pit stop dates. I even checked previous races and couldn't even find dates of their pit stops.

At the moment, 4 of the 5 boats are scattered between 2 degrees south latitude and 9 degrees north latitude, approaching Natal Brazil. The 5th boat got started late is off the coast of Morrocco. They started at 46 degrees north latitude and Capetown is at 33 degrees south latitude...

Today is 14 days racing, so I would expect arrival in Capetown in about 2 more weeks.
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 10, 2010, 08:55:17 AM
Phil Keoghan arrives on the red carpet at TV Guide Magazine's 2010 Hot List Party held at Drai's at the W on November 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California;

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Racer%20pics/Philonredcarpet11-9-10.jpg)

http://www.americansuperstarmag.com/pics/phil-keoghan-pictures-tv-guide-magazine-hot-list-party-2010-photos-and-pics
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Post by: DrRox on November 10, 2010, 09:35:40 AM
The lead yacht should reach Capetown this weekend. Only ~1300 Nm to go. They seem to be traveling about 300 Nm a day. American yacht in lead by 300Nm, 2nd is Polish yacht at -300Nm, 3rd is Canadian @ -1200 Nm, 4th is English yacht @ -1300 Nm.

Since the next pit stop after Capetown is Wellington, I wonder if maybe Phil is doing voiceovers for reports. They could have a crew filming and then have Phil do the voiceovers. I have seen zero about Phil on the Race website.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on November 10, 2010, 07:50:18 PM
Thanks for the update, Dr. Rox. I was wondering if the yacht race was over yet. It sounds like another 4-5 days of racing for the leader barring bad weather or stops at a port. I imagine Phil would have to do voiceovers about all the yachts including the trailing British yacht too, so it could be another 10-14 days before the last yacht is done. Therefore, I imagine the start of the race is a minimum of 2 weeks off and possibly longer than that. But we should be vigilant, this is all guess work and we don't want to be caught by surprise.
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Post by: DrRox on November 10, 2010, 09:43:18 PM
There are 5 yachts in the race. The 5th boat is just west of the Cape Verde Islands. It is a Belguim yacht. This guy has had about a lifetime of bad luck. When they were in France doing shakedown sails before the race, he broke his mast. He bought another yacht and got to the start line the day before the race. He did make the start, but by rules returned to port till his boat was checked out for the race and lots of electronic tracking stuff was installed. I think he left the home port about a week late. He tried to sneak between a storm and the Canary Islands to make up time and ripped some sails and tore up some hardware. He was in the Canaries for about a week making temporary repairs. He has plans to make major repairs in Capetown when he gets there.

I get the feeling that the pit stop in Capetown will be for about a month. Then a month to sail to New Zealand. So I would expect the welcoming in Wellington in about 9 weeks.....
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Post by: Plaidmoon on November 10, 2010, 10:41:50 PM
I should have reviewed your earlier messages about the race before doing my guess work. Since the race is going to be ongoing for quite a while and the boats are strung out a bit, I suspect Phil's involvement is contingent on it not interfering with his TAR duties. We don't even know if he's physically going to the pit stops as the boats arrive or if he just goes once and does some standups and then they edit in the boat arrivals later or if Phil even leaves Los Angeles at all and just does voiceovers from a studio. I don't think we can read much into the start date of TAR 18 from the progress of the Velux 5 Oceans race.
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Post by: DrRox on November 11, 2010, 12:22:12 AM
I don't think we can read much into the start date of TAR 18 from the progress of the Velux 5 Oceans race.

You have hit the nail on the head. I think if he does anything, it will be in Wellington.....which will be well after TAR18 is finished.
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 02, 2010, 10:33:43 AM
I am told this about Phil's involvement with Velux5 Oceans Race:

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Phil was unable to get network backing so has not had any involvement with the race as of yet.
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Post by: LoveRocked on December 09, 2010, 08:26:37 PM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/12/phil-keoghan-loves-that-girl-power-dominates-the-amazing-race-season-finale.html)

"Phil Keoghan loves that girl power dominates 'The Amazing Race' season finale"

It took 17 seasons for women to take over "The Amazing Race" but finally the day is here. There's not just one -- but two -- all-female teams in the running for the $1 million: the calm and collected doctors and best friends, Nat Strand and Kat Chang, and the funny, unrelenting home-shopping TV hosts Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin, who came face-to-face with a watermelon in the first leg.

The third team is the dating duo Jill Haney, 27, and Thomas Wolfard, 30, who have also proved formidable, but the universe seems to be rooting for a female duo to take it all in Los Angeles, where the race ends on Sunday for the first time.

"You can be guaranteed that there’s one thing that comes into play in Los Angeles, right?" host and producer Phil Keoghan said in an interview. "Traffic. I’ll just say that. There’s a challenge that tweaks a few phobias for some of the teams. And there’s a few dramatic turns and twists and you’ll be doing a lot of second-guessing. You think you’ll have it all worked out and then it will turn another way. At the end of the day, the most deserving team wins and that’s the most important thing."

Keoghan, who was speaking from a top-secret location where he is filming the 18th season, said he was as excited about the success of the two all-women teams as viewers have been.

"I’ve really enjoyed watching Nat and Kat and Brook and Claire and the fact that we have these two all-female teams at the end of this race, it’s a wonderful dynamic to have for the final leg of the race," Keoghan said.

Brook, 27, and Claire, 30, of course, became world-famous before the show even premiered when CBS released a promo of Claire getting hit in the face with a watermelon during a challenge in the first leg. Claire wasn't down for nearly as long as you'd think she would be before Brook reminded her "This is 'The Amazing Race'" and the two unstoppable women were off.

"Not in a million years did we ever think that was going to happen," Keoghan said.  "We test all of these challenges over and over and how she actually managed to have that watermelon come back into her face, I’m still baffled about the science behind how that all happened. How do you force something going one way and then miraculously turn it around to come right back? I have to be honest with you, I had no idea how impactful that was until I saw the footage when we got back. I had no idea how powerful that blow was. And the fact that they pulled themselves together and stuck to it and they're very, very, very determined."

Nat, 31, and Kat, 35, have impressed viewers with their unflappable natures. While some partners have been abusive toward their teammates -- Chad Waltrip and Nick DeCarlo, we're looking at you -- these two women have behaved admirably toward each other every step of the way.

"My daughters enjoyed watching them," Keoghan said. "They’re two very strong women, obviously very smart. To me, the best thing about 'The Amazing Race' has always been about being able to watch relationships that are strong, functional, and that actually are inspirational. "Of course, we’ve seen the other side of that. We’ve seen all kinds of relationships over the years that for some reason haven’t worked. When there’s a great connection, if you remember when the cowboys were on, or you think about the connection between Nat and Kat, when you see that kind of connection and how they operate under pressure, and we’re able to capture that with a camera and share that with an audience, I think that’s pretty cool."
After 17 seasons, Keoghan has developed an interesting theory about same-*** teams and why they tend to communicate better during the race. This season, viewers have noted on message boards and Twitter that the men have not treated the women in their lives well, especially Nick who berated his girlfriend, Vicki Casciola, mocked her, and eventually stopped helping her finish a challenge.

"It’s almost like a mid-football game mentality where some of the guys are playing a game of football with their guy friends and they forget that they’re actually out there with their girlfriends or wives or partners," he said. "They start yelling and screaming like they’re in the middle of a game. It’s always surprising to me.

"It always reminds me of the book 'Men are From Mars, Women From Venus' which outlines exactly the difference between men and women," he continued. "And I think male/female teams have more of a challenge on 'Race' than same-*** teams just because of that fact that when you’re communicating and trying to work together under pressure, men and women just are wired different. I'm into equal rights and everything, but at the end of the day, men and women are just different and the way that two men will talk to each other when they’re competing as opposed to, say, the way two women talk to each other, it’s so uniquely different."

Participants of the show, including Nick, often say in exit interviews that competing in the race changed their perspective on themselves and their relationships. Keoghan, who keeps in touch with many of the teams, says he believes whole-heartedly that the show provides "a life-changing experience."

"I’ve given up trying to work out what makes relationships work," Keoghan said. "I’ve looked at some relationships and I have no idea how the hell that relationship works, but it does. And it’s easy for all of us to stand from the outside, and pass judgment on why a relationship is flawed and you can’t believe why this couple is together or whatever.

"I admire all of them for putting themselves under a microscope for the period of time that they’re out there and knowing that we’re all standing back and looking at them under a microscope -- we’re looking at every move, everything they say, everything they do," he added. "Every physical gesture. They’re basically there for our entertainment for a period of time. But just as we’re watching it and passing judgment, they’re also pushing themselves and reacting in ways they never have before. Sometimes they do have that 'Oh man, I really need to do something about this behavior.'  So I think it is actually a therapeutic experience for some people when they come on the show."

-- Maria Elena Fernandez
twitter.com/writerchica
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Post by: Oddarane on December 17, 2010, 05:14:35 PM
Plane crazy

For host Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race is all about the journey, writes Dianne Butler


PHIL Keoghan's suggestion to host the Australian version of The Amazing Race? Chopper Read. "I reckon Chopper Read would be awesome. The Amazing Race: HTFU.*"

It's almost 100 per cent likely he's joking. Anyway, as it turns out Grant Bowler, hot off the back of a spell as a handsome yet psychotically violent werewolf on True Blood, has the job. Filming began in Melbourne last month and Australia - and Keoghan - has been deprived of what would've definitely been an amazing race.

There's an old joke about the amazing race ... the punchline is white people. I don't bring it up during the interview with Keoghan but after 17 seasons on the show, he's probably already heard it.

Keoghan's life is practically an episode of the show he works on. After nearly dying when he was 19 and working as a scuba diver on a TV show in New Zealand, he made a vow to change the way he was living.

He wrote about the ordeal in his book No Opportunity Wasted: "I found myself deep in the bowels of a sunken ship. I had entered the ship with a dive buddy and followed him through the twisted, murky corridors. The ship was on its starboard side in about 120 feet of water.

"By the time we arrived in the ship's ballroom, where we were meant to film, we discovered the rest of the crew had somehow taken a different turn. My buddy signaled for me to stay put and then took off. So there I was in the dark, sucking air like crazy, completely disoriented, not knowing exactly why I'd been left alone and panicking because I had no idea how to escape.

"I thought about all the things I wished I had done in my life. It made me sad and angry to think I might not ever get to do them. My life was slipping away.

"Next thing I remember was sitting in the sunlight on the deck of the boat. My dive buddy had returned to get me. I was alive and I decided right there and then that I would live life to the fullest. It was the first time I really stopped to think what dying could mean. I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote down all the things I had to do in life: hand-feed sharks, travel the world, climb Mt Everest, go into space.

"That near-drowning was my wake-up call. Since then I have gone on to do things I had never dreamed of."

Indeed, what most people have never dreamed of: set a world bungy-jumping record, eat dinner on top of a volcano ... while it's erupting ...

So you might think hosting Amazing Race would be starting to pall, but a decade in, Keoghan still seems enthusiastic about it. And it still is an amazing show. Fingers crossed the Australian version measures up.

"I would like to think it will," Keoghan says. "I mean, I hope that it is made at the same level, with the same quality. I think Australians deserve it. They've wanted it for a long time.

"There's no doubting any of the talents of anybody in Australia. Execution of the production and all of that, that'll be all covered. The issue is really going to come down to making sure that they get the right cast. And that Australians care. You know that Australians can be pretty critical when they want to be."

Of course, the prize money in the Australian version might also be substantially less than $1 million dollars as well. Will it have the GST out of it? Keoghan wants to know.

The former Kiwi has been host of Amazing Race right from the start, in 2001. And he's been there to watch it collect the Emmy for outstanding reality series every year since the category was created in 2003. Until this year, when in a genuine upset Top Chef won. (He asks during the interview if I watch Top Chef.)

Keoghan: "The money becomes more of a factor once they are getting to the end and they realise they can actually win." And at the beginning, before they get their head around what they have to do.

"One of the cool things about the show," he says, "even a million dollars couldn't pay for what it is we provide them. Because they're doing things ... when they go to where the Terra Cotta Warriors are and they're running around down in that pit where nobody is allowed to go. They're doing things, even if you had all the money in the world you can't just go in there and say 'hey, I'll pay whatever I have to to get in there to do this particular thing'. It's just not possible."

So how is it possible on Amazing Race?

"Well, it is an incredible collaboration of very talented people."

* Harden The F--- Up

 The Amazing Race,
Channel 7, Thursday
7.30pm

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad-application/plane-crazy/story-fn6cc2jw-1225971006941
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Post by: Oddarane on December 17, 2010, 05:16:45 PM
Sides get chummy, set aside reserve

ROB KIDD - Waikato Times


New Chums Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula is a step closer to being preserved after landowners and the Environmental Defence Society met yesterday and agreed to create a public reserve on the land adjoining the beach.

Development of 20 residential lots at the pristine beach – touted as one of the most beautiful in the world – was planned but has faced significant opposition since it was announced in July.

Yesterday's meeting in Auckland established a framework that could see a "private-public conservation partnership" in which the Government would pay for half the cost of creating a public reserve while the landowners would pay the other half.

The society is a not-for-profit environmental advocacy organisation and chairman Gary Taylor, along with landowner John Darby, wrote to the Government to invite its involvement in protecting the beach.

Preserve New Chum for Everyone spokeswoman Linda Cholmondeley-Smith said she was "cautiously optimistic" about the potential deal.

"What's been proposed is very genuine and if the Government comes to the party there'll be a solution and New Chums will be preserved in perpetuity," she said.

Green MP Catherine Delahunty welcomed the move by the developers and the Environmental Defence Society, which would create a trust that would protect the beach.

"The deal, however, relies on the Government playing its part and putting in half the resources," she said.

"When we met with the conservation minister she was non-committal but now she and the prime minister have a concrete opportunity to show leadership and join the effort others have put in to find a lasting solution to the issues."

Mr Taylor said the creation of the reserve was a considerable gift from the landowners and, given the public benefits, he believed the Government should make a matching contribution.

The society established the NZ Coastal Trust – an independent, charitable conservation trust chaired by retired High Court Judge Peter Salmon QC – which will try to make the deal happen.

It could be the initial purchaser of the land, with contributions from both the landowners and the Government, and it could then vest it in the Crown or local government.

Ms Cholmondeley-Smith said while the initial step was a good one, it was important to keep pressure on the Government.

And, although she tempered her enthusiasm, she was excited about the preservation of the area.

"If the land could talk it would be saying thank you," she said.

There will be an event at Matarangi beach on January 3 with international TV presenter Phil Keoghan (from The Amazing Race) to highlight the campaign to protect New Chums.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/4472474/Sides-get-chummy-set-aside-reserve
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Post by: Oddarane on January 03, 2011, 04:28:01 PM
Great article from NZ Herald

New Chum protesters sit down to be counted
By: Wayne Thompson

5:30 AM Tuesday Jan 4, 2011

Thousands of Coromandel residents and holidaymakers flocked to Matarangi yesterday to be part of a "living beach art" appeal to Prime Minister John Key to save a pristine, world renowned beach from development.

The event drew up to 2000 people to form letters 20m high and 12m wide spelling out "John Key Save Me! New Chum".

Helicopters flew above the display to give aerial views for photographers.

The publicity stunt - in aid of New Chum Beach, near Whangapoua - was staged by New Zealand-born Phil Keoghan, host of American television show The Amazing Race.

Keoghan and his wife, Louise, have a bach in the area and he said it was his 21st summer holidaying on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Keoghan, who was helped by his father John and neighbour Lindsay Arthur, said the event was "an opportunity to express an opinion that I believe that this is one of the best beaches in the world and obviously, from today's mind-blowing turnout, I'm not the only one who feels that".

"I believe New Chum is more valuable to us as a country as a world-renowned iconic beach that is undeveloped, rather than one with a number of properties on it."

Read more here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=10697762
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Post by: georgiapeach on January 18, 2011, 07:55:09 PM
Phil Keoghan will speak on “No Opportunity Wasted: Creating the Life You Want,” on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., during IHRSA’s 30th Anniversary International Convention and Trade Show, March 16-19, in San Francisco. His keynote presentation is generously sponsored by SPRI Products, Inc.

See the article here:
http://www.ihrsa.org/home/2011/1/18/creating-the-life-you-want-the-amazing-races-phil-keoghan-su.html

Lots of info on The Ride...and hmmmm....Phil in the Tour de France??




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Post by: georgiapeach on January 26, 2011, 03:58:47 PM
Phil Keoghan in Denver Feb. 7

By Joanne Ostrow


Phil Keoghan, host of “The Amazing Race,” will be in town Feb. 7 as part of a 10-city CBS affiliate tour. He’s promoting the season premiere of “Race” (which begins Feb. 20) as well as a screening of his own film, “The Ride.” He rode through these parts in 2009 on his way from LA to NY, a 42-day jaunt.
Screenings are being sponsored by local Regal Theaters with ticket sales benefitting the National MS Society. His cross-country trip already raised half a million dollars for the MS Society.
Meet Phil at the Pavilions 15, 500 16th Street on Feb. 7. “The Ride” is screening at 7:30 p.m.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/2011/01/26/phil-keoghan-in-denver-feb-7/4608/
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 09, 2011, 09:12:24 PM

WCCO-TV’s Natalie Kane Talks With Phil Keoghan:



And a nice article here:
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/02/09/movie-blog-amazing-race-host-talks-biking-doc/
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 09, 2011, 09:17:36 PM
With Gary and Mallory in St Louis for the the screening of The Ride ... So good to catch up!
posted by @PhilKeoghan twitter

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Phil/PhilGaryMalloryinStLouis.jpg)
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Post by: Dom on February 10, 2011, 04:43:17 PM
Great interview with Phil on KMOV. Also a clip of the start line for the upcoming season is briefly shown.. Has anyone seen this yet? If you can make out what he says, it could be spoilerific..

http://www.kmov.com/great-day-st-louis/Phil-Keoghan-from-The-Amazing-Race--115737494.html?clmob=y
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Post by: DrRox on February 10, 2011, 05:27:17 PM
Pretty funny interview!!!
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Post by: Oddarane on February 11, 2011, 05:11:21 AM
Pretty funny interview!!!

I loved this interview.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 15, 2011, 05:43:44 PM
Really good Phil audio interview here by Boston's 98.5 The Sports Hub withToucher and Rich.

Anyone applying for TAR should take a listen.

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Post by: BayBay on February 16, 2011, 03:10:53 AM
Just watched an Air New Zealand featuring Phil!!! 
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Post by: Oddarane on February 16, 2011, 06:05:47 PM
'The Amazing Race' stopping in Switzerland, India for first-ever HD edition

By Derrik J. Lang (CP) – 6 hours ago

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is glad he'll never be asked this question ever again: Why isn't the race broadcast in high definition?

After years of sticking to standard definition, CBS' around-the-world competition expands to HD for the first time Sunday with an "Unfinished Business" edition starring former contestants.

"For a long time, people have said to me that they couldn't believe we weren't in HD," said Keoghan. "For me, it was just very frustrating because I didn't disagree with them. I think if there's any show on prime-time network television that lends itself to HD, it's 'The Amazing Race.' It screams for HD, and it's been screaming for HD for a long time."

Several other reality TV shows have been broadcast in HD for years. (CBS' "Survivor" upgraded to HD in 2009.) After years of blaming the expense and challenge of using HD equipment on the road, "Amazing Race" producers made the change for the 18th season, promising crisp images of racers climbing a glacier in Switzerland and interacting with animals in China.

The switcheroo is striking in the premiere episode when 11 teams of veteran contestants who have never won the show's $1 million grand prize set off from a wind farm in Palm Springs, Calif., for sunny Sydney, Australia, where the challenges include diving into a murky shark tank and navigating a 16-foot skiff along the glistening Manly Cove.

"Visually, it will be a much richer show," promised executive producer Bertram van Munster. "We're glad that CBS gave us the greenlight to do this in HD. We didn't do so bad in the regular format. We won the Emmy for best reality television cinematography, but now we can go a little further with our new modern technology on those big beautiful flatscreens."

The move to HD didn't dictate this season's course, said van Munster, which includes stops in Yokohama, Japan; Lijiang and Kunming, China; Kolkata and Varanasi, India; Vienna, Austria; Zermatt, Switzerland; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For the first time, the race will visit Liechtenstein, where teams were tasked with measuring the landlocked country on mo-peds.

"I think one of the great aspects of this race is all the stark contrasts," said Keoghan. "For example, going from Varanasi to Zermatt, you've got this hot, colorful place in Asia then a very cold, snowy place in Europe. The teams that were racing through those countries were able to see the extreme differences, and we're able to show that off in HD."

Several game-changing twists return for the "Unfinished Business" edition. In the premiere, Keoghan informs the players that the last team to arrive on the mat will automatically face a U-turn, forcing the duo to perform both Detour challenges, while first-place finishers will receive the Express Pass, allowing a team to skip one task during the race.

On the first leg, alliances form when friends Justin Kanew and Zev Glassenberg give up a clue to struggling Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang, the Harlem Globetrotters who competed with them on the 15th season, but Kanew dismisses 14th season vets Margie and Luke Adams, and Jaime Edmondson and Cara Rosenthal when they ask for help.

"We're very aware that five of these teams know each other from competing on the same season," said Kanew during an interview before the race began last November. "Zev and I have definitely talked about it. There might be a natural alliance with them, especially in the beginning before we get to know them. Luckily, none of those teams scare us."

Other racers from the 14th edition include sisters LaKisha and Jen Hoffman, engaged couple Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka, and father and son Mel and Mike White. Dating couple Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala and father and daughter Ron and Christina Hsu hail from the 12th season, while cowboy brothers Jet and Cord McCoy are the only team from the 16th season.

Gary and Mallory Erwin skipped their season finale party in New York to be able to run "The Amazing Race" back to back. The father and daughter duo from the 17th installment only had a few months of downtime before heading back around the globe. Mallory joked before the race began last year that she and her father "still had our bags packed."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5ieMgZlDS7SalVQkNTUouOf1MLpAw?docId=5971287
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2011, 09:17:54 PM
More PHIL!

The whole world is TV host’s ‘Race’ course

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/3823755-502/the-whole-world-is-tv-hosts-race-course.html
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 20, 2011, 03:22:05 AM
http://www.goldderby.com/television/news/1163/can-losing-contestants-win-the-amazing-race-an-eighth-emmy.html

Can losing contestants win 'The Amazing Race' an eighth Emmy?

Last year, the seven-year winning streak of "The Amazing Race" at the Emmy Awards was halted when "Top Chef" won Best Reality Competition Series. That this CBS staple lost was a surprise in itself but that it was not beaten by ratings powerhouse "American Idol" came as the real shocker.  That hugely popular talent show had never won this award but was thought to have its strongest entry ever with the season finale that included a surprisingly touching tribute to departing judge Simon Cowell.
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 20, 2011, 03:44:28 AM
`Amazing Race' 18 goes high and wide

Phil Keoghan will need a much bigger hair and makeup trailer now that "The Amazing Race" is finally, for its 18th edition, in high definition.
Suggest that possibility to Keoghan, and you'll get the famous raised eyebrow. (It's the left. The right goes nowhere.)

In 18 runs around the world for "The Amazing Race," Keoghan has curled up at the Pyramids in Egypt and shampooed his hair beside a road in China. Between "Race" seasons, he bicycled from Los Angeles to New York, picking up a load of gravel in his hip and face in a scary fall. As a man who wastes no opportunity for adventure, he isn't inclined to think too much about whether his nose is shiny.

While teams race for $1 million, Keoghan races to keep one step ahead and arrive on the mat before they do. Last winter, he spent 23 days on the road with contestants he already knew, as 11 teams who didn't win the first time returned to settle what's being called "Unfinished Business."
"Going out with a new cast is always a gamble," Keoghan said during a recent visit to St. Louis. "You worry they'll turn out to be wishy-washy."

With returning teams, "We had more of a guarantee, because these people had a proven track record. But rather than all-star teams, it's more like they have all-star stories — the unfortunate pee break, the lost passport, the bad taxi driver."
Oh, the bad taxi driver.
"Taxis!" Keoghan says. "They've been hands-down the biggest obstacle teams have faced in the race."

Eliminating a team is always tough, he says, "but this time maybe it was even harder because I knew them better. The first elimination is always the hardest, because nobody wants to be first to go."
The big news for the new season is that "The Amazing Race" is now in high-def.
"HD is a dramatic change," Keoghan says. "And I really think it's come at the right time, giving us something new to talk about, something to sell the show around after 17 seasons."
Possibly TV's most HD-worthy show, "The Amazing Race" has been criticized for remaining in standard definition.

"But that was because of the difficulty of producing a show like this," Keoghan says. "It's not the same as being in a studio. We're shooting in humidity, in rain, in dust storms. What if you're in Bangladesh and the camera goes down?"

The good news is that "we found a way to execute in HD, and the show looks sensational." A change to widescreen format also allows space for more information on screen, without blocking too much scenery, while Keoghan talks about where the teams are or what they're doing.
But remember, before you ask how he keeps busy when the teams are running around, that "95 percent of what I do is behind the scenes — rewriting the script, dealing with logistics, setting up my shots. It's just me, a sound guy and a cameraman, so it's hard."

This season, Keoghan shot a lot of behind-the-scenes footage for segments to air online.
"Viewers are really savvy, and they want to know the process," he says. "The behind-the-scenes segments will give fans a sense of what it takes to make the show and what the teams are doing when you're not seeing them."

Some things never change, though, and that includes teams' struggles to read maps and drive stick-shift foreign cars.

Surely, by now, the "Unfinished Business" teams learned to drive a stick?

"Some people," Keoghan says, "I don't think will ever learn to drive a stick shift."

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/article_2fd325d1-9c98-5755-9d6e-fa0dd0d8b80f.html (http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/article_2fd325d1-9c98-5755-9d6e-fa0dd0d8b80f.html)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: theschnauzers on February 21, 2011, 12:44:59 AM
I;m mentioning this here because it's about Phil, but if you look at the end credits very carefully, You'll find that Phil has been given a promotion.
He's now listed as host "hosted by" and as "Supervising Producer." IIRC, he hasn;t had that particular title before,

I wonder if the Race stays on the air long enough, whether he'll also have an "Executive Producer" credit in his future.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 21, 2011, 06:10:51 AM
I think he has been listed as a producer but will have to be recheck to be sure... but not supervising if IIRC...
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Post by: slayton on February 21, 2011, 05:23:50 PM
THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON
Friday, February 25
Melissa Leo
Phil Keoghan
http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_late_show/show_info/this_weeks_guests.php
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 22, 2011, 12:21:52 AM
Phil Keoghan
 Very serious situation in Christchurch after another major earthquake, just found out my parents are safe but damage in the CBD extreme



65+ are dead
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4688231/65-dead-in-devastating-Christchurch-quake


Love and prayers to everyone!
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Post by: Oddarane on February 22, 2011, 06:19:32 AM
Phil Keoghan
 Very serious situation in Christchurch after another major earthquake, just found out my parents are safe but damage in the CBD extreme



65+ are dead
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4688231/65-dead-in-devastating-Christchurch-quake


Love and prayers to everyone!

Thinking of everyone in NZ right now.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 23, 2011, 10:33:48 AM
02.22.2011
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UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

 

*Friday, Feb. 25                    Actress Melissa Leo; host Phil Keoghan from the CBS reality

                                                Series, "The Amazing Race" (n)



I will try to find a streaming live video for this!
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2011, 10:11:52 PM
Phil tweeted:

After a lot of thought Im heading 2 ChCh NZ I want to share a more personal side of whats happening look for story next week on Early Show.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 25, 2011, 09:10:08 PM
Phil on what he does, where he wants to go...and is he ever glad to see anyone go?? :lol:

http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20468969,00.html
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Post by: DrRox on February 26, 2011, 09:13:33 AM
That was a strange interview. Ferguson almost didnt let Phil talk at all.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2011, 04:15:07 PM
Race host Keoghan's mercy dash


 THE Amazing Race host and Canterbury boy made good Phil Keoghan has made a mercy dash back to his old stomping ground.

Keoghan, born in Lincoln, south of Christchurch, was yesterday making his way through the central city streets filming a first-person piece to screen tomorrow on the prime time news bulletins of American network CBS.

The quake is raw for Keoghan. He attended St Andrew's College and parents John and Beth run a bed and breakfast in Rolleston. Last night they slept on the floor of their garage – they have given up their bed to homeless Cantabrians.

"I was here eight months ago filming for Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism and we were walking down these streets," said Keoghan, 43.

"You think these buildings which you know so well, which have stood for 100 years or more, will stand forever. And here they are lying in ruins. It's like something out of a movie, but it's real.

"You realise everything we build on the earth is temporary and ultimately the most important part of a place is the people.

"So long as there is still a Cantabrian standing you can't take Christchurch away – the buildings may be gone but the spirit of the people remains. But people here are really scared. This is brutal."

Keoghan gained rare access inside the cordons guarding the CBD, ushered in by Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism because of the audience he commands in the important US market.

The Amazing Race, in which teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams for a US$1 million ($1.33 million) grand prize, has earned eight Emmy Awards.

Alongside his CBS news piece, Keoghan will appeal for donations to New Zealand Red Cross. But the vital thing is to get an accurate message out to Americans, he says.

At the moment the US thinks all New Zealand is a flattened disaster zone.

"The worst thing that can happen is that people stop getting on planes and stop visiting here. No matter what fundraising people do, it's a drop in the bucket compared to tourism."

 http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-news/news/4709226/Race-host-Keoghans-mercy-dash
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2011, 10:24:45 PM



www.redcross.org.nz
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Post by: Slowhatch on February 27, 2011, 01:10:37 AM
A photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/logangorilla/5479820180/) of Phil walking the streets for his CBS feature. Some other interesting pictures of the set include shots of the CBD damage and the Emma Howard marriage.
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 27, 2011, 02:04:16 AM
A photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/logangorilla/5479820180/) of Phil walking the streets for his CBS feature. Some other interesting pictures of the set include shots of the CBD damage and the Emma Howard marriage.

WOW! that's interesting...
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 28, 2011, 12:45:22 AM
Phil will be on the Early Show this AM about the earthquake.


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Post by: LoveRocked on February 28, 2011, 01:33:24 PM
http://www.cbs.com/daytime/the_early_show/video/?pid=GVh2_rqE3LwTV1RZR3hVtvXFguJHbTJ3&vs=Default&play=true (http://www.cbs.com/daytime/the_early_show/video/?pid=GVh2_rqE3LwTV1RZR3hVtvXFguJHbTJ3&vs=Default&play=true)

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Post by: Prophet on February 28, 2011, 01:44:38 PM
:'( Phil's dad lives in NZ :'(
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Post by: Mug Costanza on February 28, 2011, 01:55:48 PM
GREAT piece. So nice to see all the student activism in trying to get the city cleaned up. :tup:

But they spelled Phil's name wrong throughout the whole thing! :( Come on, CBS!
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Post by: Oddarane on February 28, 2011, 04:10:30 PM
Great piece, Phil is doing an amazing job.
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Post by: Oddarane on March 08, 2011, 03:20:23 PM
From his twitter site:

http://twitvid.com/40TF0 - Thank you to @rhysiedarby for letting me record a heartfelt message for the people of Christchurch
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Post by: Oddarane on March 11, 2011, 04:51:54 PM
From his twitter site:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/lat-new-zealand-recovery-begins-after-february-quake-20110310,0,6185317.story 36 minutes ago via web

http://twitvid.com/2WRHB - A personal message to those in Christchurch @flyairnz about 2 hours ago via TwitVid.com
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Post by: LoveRocked on March 12, 2011, 02:46:04 PM
http://www.cbs.com/cbs_cares/video/?pid=VDhmNCKgCieVeu1ZRNGyy9qRb5Xk1MqF&nrd (http://www.cbs.com/cbs_cares/video/?pid=VDhmNCKgCieVeu1ZRNGyy9qRb5Xk1MqF&nrd)

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Post by: Prophet on March 12, 2011, 02:55:25 PM
Thanks, loverocked! :tup:
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 10:46:53 AM
For all to see:

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Post by: DrRox on March 25, 2011, 12:46:08 PM
Coming to a theater near you.............

http://www.noopportunitywasted.com/
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 25, 2011, 10:16:16 PM
How did we miss this?? So funny!



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Post by: Oddarane on March 26, 2011, 06:57:32 AM
Hilarious!!!
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 27, 2011, 04:17:31 PM
The man can NOT dance! :o

Phil in several places. first about 1:25


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Post by: Mug Costanza on March 27, 2011, 04:30:15 PM
:lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

For more Phil goodness, check out the behind-the-scenes video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIC_hM0r68o
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Post by: Oddarane on March 28, 2011, 05:24:51 AM
This vids are so hilarious.
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Post by: Mandoli on March 28, 2011, 03:47:45 PM
I had watched that video twice. It was only when I watched it today (while actually managing to tolerate Richard Simmons) that I caught Phil.

I LOLed at pretty much the whole video. :lol:
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Post by: LoveRocked on March 28, 2011, 06:37:15 PM
This video are so hilarious.. but Air Zealand is coolest airline ever...
 :lol3: :lol:
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Post by: AmazingRace on March 29, 2011, 12:03:32 AM
I love Air New Zealand!  :<3

That is hilarious, and LOL at Phil dancing.  :lol3:
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 29, 2011, 12:46:45 PM
Phil has been busy!




http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/28/4-things-amazing-races-phil-keoghan/
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Post by: Oddarane on March 29, 2011, 05:05:54 PM
Nice video.
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Post by: Oddarane on April 13, 2011, 05:09:27 PM
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/156144/amazing-race-frontman-host-quake-fundraiser-us
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 24, 2011, 02:51:46 PM
Phil will be answering Twitter questions in Seattle:

http://www.kirotv.com/news/27639645/detail.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AmazingRaceNews+%28Amazing+Race+News%29
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Post by: Oddarane on May 06, 2011, 11:32:03 AM
Nice interview:

http://www.americanbankingnews.com/2011/05/06/phil-keoghan-talks-about-the-amazing-race/
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Post by: LoveRocked on May 07, 2011, 05:06:57 PM
http://www.wtkr.com/videobeta/?watchId=fe868329-650a-4572-b241-a2a47a95a2be (http://www.wtkr.com/videobeta/?watchId=fe868329-650a-4572-b241-a2a47a95a2be)

host Phil Keoghan about The Amazing Race finale

 
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 11, 2011, 04:48:47 PM
I couldn't figure out where to put this, but ir is wonderful news!

According to TVLine.com, referring to TV Guide magazine, Phil has signed a new deal for "several more" years to host TAR, and earns a promotion to co-Executive Producer:
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• Looks like CBS’ The Amazing Race isn’t going anywhere any time soon: Host Phil Keoghan has signed a deal for “several more years,” part of which awards him the title of co-executive producer, says TV Guide Magazine.

The online version of the article appears (click Link) here (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Phil-Keoghan-Deal-1032942.aspx) and contains a filming spoiler for TAR 19, which is why I won't quote it in this thread.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 22, 2011, 03:23:37 AM
Flying Cheese, Zorbs & HD: Phil Keoghan Looks Back on 10 Years of 'Amazing Race'
by Jean Bentley, posted May 9th 2011 12:20PM


After a decade of hosting 'The Amazing Race,' which wrapped up its 18th season last night, Phil Keoghan could use some sleep.

"With my job and my lifestyle, I think next to a beautiful glass of red wine ... I would say sleep is right up there with my favorite things in the world," he told AOL TV when he called us from the road.

Keoghan was on the eighth stop of his 10-city film tour to promote 'The Ride,' a documentary he made about his 2009 cross-country bike ride for charity. But Keoghan's used to a fast-paced life. When he's filming an installment of CBS's long-running reality competition 'The Amazing Race,' four hours of sleep a night is considered a luxury.

"The entire season of 'The Amazing Race' is shot in 23 days. That means 12 episodes and less than two days to complete one episode," he said.

AOL TV: What is your schedule like when you're filming?
Phil Keoghan: I need to be there, obviously, at the beginning. Then I need to be at the pit stop before any of the teams, and I need to be there until the last team. So there have been many occasions where the first team to arrive has started the next leg of the race while I'm standing and waiting at the pit stop for the last team to arrive. So we're now juggling, trying to work out, "How do I leapfrog ahead of that first team so I can get to all the challenges to do stand-ups, but still be ahead of that first team to be waiting for them when they arrive at the end of that next leg of the race?"

The other thing is I'm constantly on the phone. I have a phone to my ear the entire leg of the race collecting information about what's going on, so that by the time they get to the pit stop and I then have to interview them, I know what the hell's happened. If I'm not armed with that information, I can't do my interviews. Otherwise I'm standing there like an idiot.



You can imagine, knowing all of that, when somebody says to me "What are you doing?" like I'm sitting around a pool having a pina colada, I'm like "Uh, you have no idea." Trust me, I'm not having a pina colada. Those 23 days are brutal. I'm washing my hair on the side of the road. Sometimes we won't get to a hotel for four days. I shave wherever I can. It's not like there's a wardrobe person or anything out there with me. A lot of times people will say to me "Oh my god, you looked like crap last night on the show." Yeah, no kidding! I felt like crap, too!

Do you have any favorite challenges from the past 10 years?
For me, my favorite all-time race moment is the cheese challenge in Switzerland [in Season 14]. That was just so off-the-hook good, it's going to be hard to beat that. Any time you hear a quote like "Watch out for the cheese," you've got to be watching a pretty interesting show. When was the last time you saw a piece of cheese rolling down the hill at 50 miles an hour and people were dodging the rolling piece of cheese as it was flying down the hill towards the locals, who were slightly inebriated, and the cheese is flying into fences? I wish I could tell you it was organized chaos -- it was just chaos. It got out of hand, and thankfully no human beings were killed by cheese in the making of the television show. There were some dangerous pieces of cheese flying down the hill and we just didn't see it playing out quite like that. But it certainly made for a good piece of TV.



The watermelon incident was pretty crazy, too ...
We test every single challenge. We tested the cheese, we tested the watermelon challenge. We run it through different scenarios. A big person will pull back the catapult, a small person will pull back the catapult. We tested with it pulling back halfway, full, the whole thing. Never, ever did we see that somehow she would find a way to reverse catapult a watermelon back into her face. I don't even know now, after it's happened, how that happened. How did that happen? It was crazy.

Now, since my whole family watches the show, I decided to call my parents and see if they had any questions for you. So the rest of these questions are from my family.
I love that!

When the race starts, do you have a gut feeling of who's going to be the strongest team?
No, I never do, and I think there's nobody on the race in our production that has ever been good at predicting who's going to do well. Earlier on we used to lay down a little bit of money to see if we could bet on it. We'd throw down a dollar and have a little bit of a friendly bet, and none of us ever were even remotely close so we stopped the betting. It just wasn't viable. So no, we're hopeless. But you know, I think that's a positive. The race is so unpredictable, and that's what makes it work.

I know production tests the challenges, but have you tested any of them personally?
Yeah, on scouts I have tested them. I set up the shows in New Zealand, so I did there. And there have been quite a few things on the show that I have shot over the years in my other work, just because I've been working in the business for 25 years. I've had a career of doing ridiculous things in front of a camera, so some of those have reappeared on 'The Amazing Race' for sure.

Do you have any favorites?
One of the things I tested was the zorb in New Zealand -- you know, the big beach ball that rolls down the hill from Season 5. A friend of mine created that, so I tested it on the scout down a very steep hill on a friend of mine's farm. Then the bungee jumping -- my history with bungee jumping goes back to the late '80s with a friend of mine who co-created bungee jumping. We have an unofficial world record where nine of us leapt off at one time which we broke back in 2006, and before that we had the unofficial record in 1999 with eight of us. Actually there are a couple of things in the finale this season down in Miami that I shot back in the 90s. I used to work on a show where I was basically out on the road doing ridiculous, crazy things, so some of those things reappear in this final episode.

I've done so much of this over the years ... that I really get a kick out of watching people on 'Amazing Race' do them. I don't have this burning desire to have to do everything they do. I actually really enjoy setting it up and helping them do it and see them get through it.



If you were going to be a contestant, who would your teammate be?
Probably my dad. My dad and I get on really well. He's almost 70; he's very fit; he's one of the smartest people I know. He's like a walking encyclopedia. We're very compatible. We've traveled a lot together. We drove across the country in 2005 to promote my book. We drove 10 cities, 4,000 miles in 10 days, and we took one wrong turn the whole drive. We shared the driving. We're just very compatible when we travel. He's physically and mentally very strong. He would be great. Trust me, I hope I'm 69, 70 and that powerful. I hope I'm as fit as him.

Are you getting ready to shoot a new season?
We're going to be shooting over the summer, we've been lining up our cast for 19 and are very excited about the next season, of course. Hopefully we'll be getting picked up for a while yet. I think the show, the season, with the advent of adding HD -- the show was screaming for HD and I think it's gone to a new level.


http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/05/09/phil-keoghan-the-amazing-race-10-years/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on May 22, 2011, 11:51:56 AM
From http://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan:

Heading out to #NewYork for a frantic 36 hour trip to do a media announcement about a new project, very exciting.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 24, 2011, 12:40:52 AM
ooooh :o
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 24, 2011, 09:58:50 AM
And here it is:


Novartis teams up with Phil Keoghan, host of “The Amazing Race,” to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis through inspirational national bike tour
New professional cycling team, called NOW and Novartis for MS, to compete nationally and ride tandem with MS patients in National MS Society’s bike rides
Program kicks-off on the eve of World MS Day, inspiring communities to better understand MS and how it affects the over 400,000 Americans living with MS
Builds on Keoghan’s longstanding commitment to MS, including his challenging coast-to-coast cycle for MS, as documented in his 2011 film, “The Ride”
East Hanover, New Jersey, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation today announced its collaboration with Phil Keoghan, host of “The Amazing Race” and founder of No Opportunity Wasted (NOW), to create NOW and Novartis for MS, an inspirational cycling team of professional female cyclists. These world class riders will be paired with a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) and participate in a 10 city tour of National MS Society’s Bike MS rides to inspire communities to achieve a deeper understanding of MS and how people are affected by the disease. The first leg of the Bike MS tour takes place Saturday, June 25, near Denver, CO. The professional cyclists also will compete nationally on the women’s cycling race circuit, to further support MS awareness.

“Bringing attention to MS is a personal passion and ongoing mission for me, and I am thrilled to be lending my voice to this new program in support of this cause,” said Phil Keoghan, the founder of NOW, a brand and philosophy of living life to the fullest. “This project is near and dear to our hearts; we have a relative who has been battling MS for 14 years, it’s time to all come together in the fight against it.”

As part of NOW and Novartis for MS, 10 people with MS will participate in the tour serving as inspirational examples of people who are taking control and refusing to let their disease define them. MS is an often disabling disease that is chronic and progressive. This disease typically strikes during the prime of someone’s life, between the ages of 20 and 50.

“The unpredictability of MS is one of the most difficult things to cope with, so taking control of my disease to the best of my ability is what’s empowering for me,” said Ana Molé, who was diagnosed with MS in 2001. “I’m proud to be on the frontlines of this program and showing, first hand, on behalf of the over 400,000 Americans living with the disease, that we do not have to be defined by it.”

In 2009, Keoghan embarked on a challenging 3,500-mile bike ride across America that raised over $500,000 for the National MS Society. He documented this journey through “The Ride,” a film that has been shown nationwide in 2011, and with additional fundraising efforts and proceeds from the box office, has raised $200,000 more for the organization.

The NOW and Novartis for MS team will participate in the following National MS Society’s Bike MS rides in or around: Denver, CO (June 25); Boston, MA (July 16); Minneapolis, MN (July 24); Cleveland, OH (Aug. 13); Santa Fe, NM (Aug. 27); Memphis, TN (Sept. 10); Detroit, MI (Sept. 17); Morristown, NJ (Sept. 24); St. Augustine, FL (Oct. 1) and Ventura, CA (Oct.1). The NOW and Novartis for MS tour will conclude with the Ventura ride, where Keoghan will join the team to ride on Saturday, October 1.

For information about team members, events and ways to participate, visit www.noopportunitywasted.com.

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/novartis/49801/
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Post by: Oddarane on May 24, 2011, 11:06:17 AM
Keep up the good work, Phil.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2011, 11:38:32 AM
Phil talks MS on the DR Drew Show for World MS Day

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Post by: walkingpneumonia on May 31, 2011, 11:36:33 AM
Happy birthday Phil! 44 years young!
 :party: :hbday: :partie:
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Post by: LoveRocked on May 31, 2011, 02:42:45 PM
:party:  :hbday:

Happy Birthday, Phil Keoghan!
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Post by: AmazingRace on May 31, 2011, 07:39:30 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL!

Mary(TAR10/11) posted on her Facebook saying that they celebrated his birthday in Mongolia on this day, five years ago!  :<3 How time flies!
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 10, 2011, 05:59:36 PM
Phil's in Tulsa: June 10

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Tough racers are taking off through downtown. Friday's route circles around the Blue Dome District.

The Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan is in town and part of the action. Phil is a sponsor for the No OportunitiesWasted, or NOW, and Novartis for M.S. Professional Women's Cycling

A team he says he hopes will bring awareness to M.S. and help him check another goal off of his list.
Read more here:

http://www.newson6.com/story/14885156/amazing-race-star-part-of-the-tulsa-tough-action
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Post by: theschnauzers on June 20, 2011, 08:39:52 PM
The Hollywood Reporter has just posted a roundtable on reality programming that included Phil as a participant. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-reality-roundtable-203417 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-reality-roundtable-203417)
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 20, 2011, 09:00:30 PM
The Hollywood Reporter has just posted a roundtable on reality programming that included Phil as a participant. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-reality-roundtable-203417 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-reality-roundtable-203417)

I only see 2 +minutes? Poor Phil only got to nod once. :lol:
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Post by: LoveRocked on June 20, 2011, 09:26:17 PM
The Hollywood Reporter has just posted a roundtable on reality programming that included Phil as a participant. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-reality-roundtable-203417 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-reality-roundtable-203417)

I only see 2 +minutes? Poor Phil only got to nod once. :lol:

:lol: Poor Phil!
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Post by: LoveRocked on August 03, 2011, 04:01:21 PM
http://publications.nationalmssociety.org/momentum/fall2011?sub_id=Ucyxwuh1PKkU#pg1

Check this out!

Phil cover the magazine of MS Society! :) Then you can click Phil Keoghan and the MS Research Revolution.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2011, 05:56:33 PM
Thanks loverocked!

Another goodie:

http://www.cbs.com/originals/watch_magazine/photos/Travel_with_Watch_/5/0/
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Post by: Oddarane on August 09, 2011, 05:25:17 PM
nice article:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/features/5399417/Celebrity-photographers-sent-artistic-message-on-environ
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 16, 2011, 01:06:01 PM
'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan revved up for Emmy races By Rob LicuriaAug 16 2011
 

"The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan admits that after winning for seven years in a row losing the Emmy last year to "Top Chef" was a shock. However, he says, "It's only made us hungrier to try to make the show as good as we can make it. For us, we just took it like 'OK, we've got to lift our game even more.'"

"The Amazing Race" had owned the Reality Competition award since it was introduced in 2003. The show follows pairs of contestants who travel the world completing complicated tasks and hair-raising stunts in the hope of avoiding elimination. Keoghan told Gold Derby, "I wish there was a behind-the-scenes special on how the show was made because I think it would really shock people; people would be genuinely shocked if they saw just what happens, [and] just the length of time it takes to make an entire season."

As he revealed to senior editors Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum, "it takes 23 days to shoot 12 shows ... [which] means that people are operating with sleep deprivation and under tremendous pressure and you don't know what the weather is going to do, and you don't know what's going to happen politically in a place where we are, whether the permits are going to [be valid], and whether someone's going to kick us out..." Indeed, Keoghan says that last season, "in one day the whole world turned upside down in the place that we were at and we had to pull together our show ... and the race kept rolling [even though] we had to completely change course; quite literally change course. And it's a testament to the skill level of the people that we have on the show."
 
Phil Keoghan (http://www.goldderby.com/candidates/phil-keoghan.html) has contended for Best Reality Host for all three yers of that category, always losing to Jeff Probst (http://www1.goldderby.com/candidates/jeff-probst.html) ("Survivor").  Keoghan says the toughest part of the job, "is just getting there and being awake and having some synapses that are able to fire to be able to host this show." He sees his role as being completely different to that of his competitors: "What I do on camera, that's not the real test of being able to host this show. It's much more about stamina, resilience, working under pressure, having to write stuff on the fly [and] having to gather information."
 
Keoghan made mention of first-time nominee Cat Deeley ("So You Think You Can Dance"). "What's interesting about Cat is ... ten years ago, when I started hosting in network television ... there was some concern about me having an accent on a network television show ... [where executives would say] 'Oh, he's got an accent, he's from New Zealand!' ... you've got all these foreign voices in network primetime television now. I don't know if anybody would've imagined that a Kiwi and an Englishwoman would be nominated in the host category! I don’t think they saw that coming!"
 
Video: http://blip.tv/play/AYLNoVIC (http://blip.tv/play/AYLNoVIC)
 
http://www.goldderby.com/emmys/news/1781/amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-revved-up-for-emmy-races-%5Bvideo%5D.html (http://www.goldderby.com/emmys/news/1781/amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-revved-up-for-emmy-races-%5Bvideo%5D.html)

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Post by: georgiapeach on August 16, 2011, 01:44:44 PM
Let's put any discussion on "the world turning upside down" here please:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25487.msg648441.html#msg648441 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25487.msg648441.html#msg648441)

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Post by: Oddarane on August 29, 2011, 08:06:37 AM
Insiders: Events

By Variety Staff

TODAY: Thesps and producers from "Happy Endings" take part in a panel sesh on the ABC laffer. Paley Center for Media in BevHills. PaleyCenter.org WEDNESDAY: The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Taco Bell Foundation unveil the Graduates to Go Studios mentoring program at the L.A. Harbor Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro. TacoBellFoundationforTeens.org THURSDAY: The 47th annual Cinecon Classic and Rare Film Festival pays tribute to the National Film Preservation Foundation with screenings of recent projects restored by the foundation. www.Cinecon.org SEPT. 6: AMPAS screens Georges Melies' 1902 landmark "A Trip to the Moon" in its original hand-colored version, along with other rare early films. Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Oscars.org SEPT. 9: The Crew Call 2011: Celebrating the Craft exhibit of photos opens in AMPAS' Grand Lobby Gallery. Through Dec. 18. Oscars.org SEPT. 12: Regal Ent. Group prexy Greg Dunn and "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan are honorees at the 37th annual Dinner of Champions benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Century Plaza Hotel. DinnerofChampions.com

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041920?refCatId=14
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Post by: Oddarane on August 30, 2011, 11:14:09 AM
http://realscreen.com/2011/08/30/nhnz-gets-funding-for-six-part-tv-one-series/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on September 09, 2011, 08:06:56 AM
The importance of owning a passport: a perspective from Phil Keoghan

With National Passport Day approaching in the US (September 17, 2011), we will be featuring perspectives on the importance of owning (and using) a passport.

First up is Phil Keoghan, host of the Emmy Award-winning travel series The Amazing Race, and a life-long passionate traveler well before his TV days. We asked him for his perspective on travel and why having a passport is so important:

I had my first passport when I was two years old. (My own daughter got her first passport when she was two weeks old.) By the time I was 12, I had traveled extensively through the Americas. I even flew by myself from the Caribbean back to New Zealand to attend boarding school. I got the travel bug early. Now every time I look up and see a plane in the sky, I dream of somewhere new.

It’s imperative that we get students curious and hungry about the world early. The most opportune time to travel is straight out of school, when you can just pack your bags and go. Travel is the most valuable education money can’t buy – an opportunity to be resourceful and learn lessons that will affect the way we live the rest of our lives.

More here: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/blog/2011/09/08/passports-a-perspective-from-phil-keoghan/
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Post by: Prophet on September 09, 2011, 09:01:46 AM
A passport at two weeks old? :lol:
Thanks for sharing, Oddarane. :tup:
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Post by: Thames Pirate on September 09, 2011, 11:11:33 PM
When my sister was born we were in the process of moving.  The consulate was about to close for Christmas, and in order for the baby (and mom) to be able to come with us, she had to have her passport photo submitted by Dec. 14th or 15th.  She was born the 14th.  Almost the first thing after she was born was taking a passport photo (still in the hospital).  She had the passport in time to come with us in January (I think it arrived before Christmas).  Each of us (my sisters) traveled extensively in the first few months of life (and continue to do so).
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Post by: Oddarane on September 12, 2011, 11:14:34 AM
Phil Keoghan To Be Honored By National Multiple Sclerosis Society

September 12, 2011

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will tonight (September 12) honor The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan in LA at the annual Dinner Of Champions.

Dinner of Champions is one of the most highly visible fundraising events in Los Angeles. The event honors a philanthropist each year who has made a significant contribution to the fight against multiple sclerosis, and is heavily supported by the entertainment industry. Last year’s Dinner funded $1.5 million worth of programs and services in Southern California and $1 million of national research programs.

Phil Keoghan is well known for his support of MS charities, and sponsors TeamVRC – a non-profit cycling club dedicated to developing tomorrow’s top talent while also increasing awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. Earlier this year, Phil launched the NOW and Novartis for MS professional women’s cycling team.

Also being honored at tonight’s event – to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel – is Regal Entertainment Group President Greg Dunn.

For more information about the event, click here.

Read more: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/6918-phil-keoghan-to-be-honored-by-national-multiple-sclerosis-society#ixzz1XktqBE9u
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Post by: redskevin88 on September 15, 2011, 06:37:21 AM
When my sister was born we were in the process of moving.  The consulate was about to close for Christmas, and in order for the baby (and mom) to be able to come with us, she had to have her passport photo submitted by Dec. 14th or 15th.  She was born the 14th.  Almost the first thing after she was born was taking a passport photo (still in the hospital).  She had the passport in time to come with us in January (I think it arrived before Christmas).  Each of us (my sisters) traveled extensively in the first few months of life (and continue to do so).

huh, what this got to do with Phil?
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Post by: Plaidmoon on September 15, 2011, 08:39:25 AM
When my sister was born we were in the process of moving.  The consulate was about to close for Christmas, and in order for the baby (and mom) to be able to come with us, she had to have her passport photo submitted by Dec. 14th or 15th.  She was born the 14th.  Almost the first thing after she was born was taking a passport photo (still in the hospital).  She had the passport in time to come with us in January (I think it arrived before Christmas).  Each of us (my sisters) traveled extensively in the first few months of life (and continue to do so).

huh, what this got to do with Phil?

It refers back to the earlier message where Phil was advocating that everyone should get a passport at a young age and travel the world.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2011, 10:21:26 AM
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE TALK" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT)


Friday, September 23 Actress Jane Kaczmarek; TV host Phil Keoghan (CBS's "The Amazing Race"); Molly Shannon and Kris Jenner guest co-host (n)

 
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 19, 2011, 01:36:29 PM
Phil discusses the Emmy WIN!
 

http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/2011-emmys-phil-keoghan/2135528153 (http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/2011-emmys-phil-keoghan/2135528153)
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 22, 2011, 02:29:48 PM
Phil on KCAL today...
http://newscommand.com/articles/los_angeles/news/Phil_Keoghan_Shares_Secrets_Behind_The_New_Season_Of_Amazing_Race_.html

Don't let the URL scare you - no secrets or spoilers were actually shared.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2011, 08:40:26 AM
:bump

It is today!!


UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE TALK" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT)


Friday, September 23 Actress Jane Kaczmarek; TV host Phil Keoghan (CBS's "The Amazing Race"); Molly Shannon and Kris Jenner guest co-host (n)

 
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Post by: Prophet on September 23, 2011, 08:51:26 AM
Phil says:

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Back in #NYC up in q few hour to do #TheAmazingRace press, excited to share season 19! Look for real world to influence the start Big Time!

Not sure what that means :duno:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2011, 09:55:11 AM
Phil says:

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Back in #NYC up in q few hour to do #TheAmazingRace press, excited to share season 19! Look for real world to influence the start Big Time!

Not sure what that means :duno:
probably "The Kindness of Strangers" 
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Post by: apskip on September 23, 2011, 04:40:31 PM
Phil was on The Talk, CBS's answer to The View, this afternoon. There was nothing of interest to Amazing Race fans whatsoever. I found that surprising with AR19 telecasts starting on Sunday. The one thing that I did find interesting was news that his film The Ride will be airing on Showtime sometime in the future. Phil was the overseer of the "Not So Amazing Race", an obstacle course set up in a nearby parking lot. Julie Chen and Kris Jenner lost to Molly Shannon and Sara Gilbert. I was indeed not so amazed by it.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2011, 06:23:25 PM
Me either! Kind of a waste of TAR time. :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2011, 10:51:31 PM
Marty’s bike shop comes through for ‘Amazing Race’ star in Morris Township MS ride
Posted by Kevin Coughlin on September 23, 2011 ·

The CBS reality show The Amazing Race sends contestants to all sorts of distant places. Apparently, that goes for host Phil Keoghan’s bicycle, too.

Phil is scheduled to pedal 50 miles starting in Morris Township on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the Great New Jersey Country Bike MS ride. But his bike has traveled to parts unknown, according to a spokeswoman.

...


Phil and Christina are part of something called NOW and Novartis for MS, a women’s cycling team that raises money to fight MS.

The two-day ride is scheduled to depart shortly after 7 a.m. from Advance Realty at 445 South St., across from the Loantaka Brook Reservation. The public is welcome to stop by and meet Phil, Christina and Laura– and to admire Phil’s new wheels.

Full story here:

http://morristowngreen.com/2011/09/23/martys-bike-shop-comes-through-for-amazing-race-star-in-morris-township-ms-ride/
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2011, 12:05:23 AM
Phil on The Talk:

http://www.cbs.com/e/Hol48qvExciL1n7ihzF1CKFDVlmtTYCX/cbs/1/ (http://www.cbs.com/e/Hol48qvExciL1n7ihzF1CKFDVlmtTYCX/cbs/1/)
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2011, 01:28:16 PM
Phil tweet:

He and John at the World Rugby Cup
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
Phil  going to help cleanup the NZ oil spill

http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/latest/10782708/phil-keoghan-to-join-rena-clean-up/
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 23, 2011, 04:14:12 PM
5 Things you Don't Know about Phil video!!

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/lnotv-presents-5-things-you-dont-know-about-phil-keoghan/530e8oz
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Post by: Dom on October 26, 2011, 08:59:50 AM
http://www.3news.co.nz/Amazing-Race-host-lends-hand-in-Rena-cleanup/tabid/309/articleID/230577/Default.aspx
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Post by: LoveRocked on October 30, 2011, 05:48:20 PM
Check this out..! Phil's Success Mag about his self.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66348399@N06/6037700028/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66348399@N06/6037148781/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66348399@N06/6037700182/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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Post by: slayton on November 11, 2011, 06:27:28 PM
Phil was on HSN selling his new luggage.

Check the schedule for more appearances: http://www.hsn.com/program-guide_xh.aspx
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Post by: LoveRocked on November 24, 2011, 02:36:14 AM
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/6473611-amazing-race-host-calls-new-ford-focus-1-amazing-car/

'Amazing Race' Host Calls New Ford Focus '1 Amazing Car'
Phil Keoghan talks about a special team concept that will fight MS.

:colors :colors :colors :colors
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Post by: LoveRocked on November 24, 2011, 04:56:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/cK5-wvA895A?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

:colors :colors :colors :colors :colors :colors
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Post by: LoveRocked on November 24, 2011, 05:47:57 PM
it's pretty cool! Phil got onecredit for air new zealand!! how cool that?!?
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Post by: Oddarane on January 10, 2012, 05:04:06 PM
1/10/2012 3:18:00 PM
The Amazing Race to come to Bermuda

Sarah Lagan
Writer/Sub-editor

TUESDAY, JAN. 10: Bermuda will be thrust into the limelight when global reality TV phenomenon The Amazing Race makes a pit stop on the island.

Phil Keogan, producer and host of the multi award-winning CBS show, is bringing five lucky couples here to compete in the adventure race for the first annual Ultimate Bermuda Experience on January 17.

Funds raised from the event will benefit the MS Society of Bermuda.

In line with The Amazing Race TV show, contestants will compete in challenges designed to showcase Bermuda and its unique culture. The experience will kick off with a fundraising gala with gourmet dinner and dancing on January 15.

The race will begin at Camden in the Botanical Gardens and will finish in Royal Naval Dockyard. Local residents are encouraged to come out and cheer on the contestants at various spots along the race: 7am at Camden for the start, 8am at Albuoy's Point Park for a challenge and 11am in Dockyard for the finish.

Video footage of the race will be posted on several sites including CBS.com and The Amazing Race Facebook page.

Dudley Thomas, Director of The Ultimate Bermuda Experience Delivery Consortium, said: “The format of this experiential adventure will not only highlight the beautiful landscape, people and culture of Bermuda and introduce our tourism product to new consumers in North America but also raise awareness and funds for those in Bermuda suffering from multiple sclerosis. It represents a fantastic opportunity to introduce the Bermuda tourism product to new consumers.

“This is a major fundraising initiative for the MS Society of Bermuda and we welcome donations from corporations and members of the public,” said Mr Thomas, who is also Director-At-Large & VP Business Development of Elbow Beach Cycles, platinum sponsor of the Ultimate Bermuda Experience.“

The Ultimate Bermuda Experience’s fundraising dinner takes place on January 15 at 7pm in The Queen’s Exhibition Hall on Commissioner's House Grounds in Dockyard. Guests will be able to meet Phil Keoghan and hear about his worldwide adventures.

Mr Keoghan said:  “I have been a longtime supporter of the US National Multiple Sclerosis Society and I am so happy to be coming to Bermuda to support the local chapter here. I am also thrilled to be visiting Bermuda to learn about and experience everything the island has to offer.”

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, sometimes disabling, disease that strikes the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord. People with MS can experience anything from cognitive difficulties, visual disturbances and memory loss to fatigue, muscle stiffness and weakness, pain in the arms and legs, and depression. While there is no cure, there are treatments available to manage the symptoms of MS and slow down its progression. The MS Society of Bermuda works with its members to help pay for the staggering costs of medications that can range anywhere from $1,300 to $5,000 a month.

“We are so grateful to the Ultimate Bermuda Experience and Phil Keoghan for raising awareness of MS and funds to help us provide MS sufferers on the island with much-needed assistance with their medical needs,” said President of MS Society of Bermuda, Carolyn Armstrong.

Other sponsors of the Ultimate Bermuda Experience include NOW Energy Bar, The Reefs Hotel & Club, The Que Agency, G.E.T. Limited, Hope4Life and Bermuda Ministry of National Security.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased from 27th Century Boutique and Elbow Beach Cycles. Ticket proceeds will go to the MS Society of Bermuda.

For more information, visit www.elbowbeachcycles.com/ultimatebermudaexperience.

Individuals can call 292-5838 or email victoria@troncossi.bm.”

http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=72&SubSectionID=205&ArticleID=56129
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Post by: LoveRocked on January 17, 2012, 02:51:44 AM
Check this out!! Phil and Phil raises $17,000 in Bermuda!!

Phil dancing Bermuda Gombeys!

http://www.youtube.com/v/TdrWr1Sp_sw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
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Post by: LoveRocked on January 17, 2012, 02:55:24 AM
http://bernews.com/2012/01/race-gala-raises-24k-for-ms/

Race Gala Raises $24,000 For MS

The Ultimate Bermuda Experience – the adventure race “Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan is participating in — announced it raised $24,280 at a spectacular fundraising gala held on Sunday [Jan. 15] at The Queen’s Exhibition Hall in The Keep at Dockyard.
The funds raised are to benefit the MS Society of Bermuda and were collected through donations and ticket sales for the black tie evening.
The money raised will support the mission of the MS Society of Bermuda in working with persons with multiple sclerosis [MS] and their families to better understand and cope with the many varied symptoms of the disease.
In addition, the organisation strives to increase public awareness and understanding of MS and to assist MS sufferers with medical needs.
Photo (left to right): Phil Keoghan, host of “The Amazing Race”; Carolyn Armstrong of the MS Society of Bermuda; Lt. Colonel Burch; Dudley Thomas of Elbow Beach Cycles; Dolores G. Thomas of Elbow Beach Cycles; Quency Phillips of The Que Agency

(http://bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Cheque-presentation-620x367.jpg)

“We have thoroughly enjoyed being a sponsor of the Ultimate Bermuda Experience, which is how this gala came about” said Dudley Thomas, director, The Ultimate Bermuda Experience Delivery Consortium and director-at-large & VP Business Development of Elbow Beach Cycles, platinum sponsor of the Ultimate Bermuda Experience.
“Being a part of the fundraising efforts to support the MS Society of Bermuda is extremely rewarding. Not only have we been able to raise awareness about the condition and how it affects Bermudians but also we hope that the funds raised will help those people with MS by providing better access to the medical care they need.”

(http://bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Phil-and-Premier-620x412.jpg)

MS is a chronic, sometimes disabling, disease that strikes the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord. People with MS can experience anything from cognitive difficulties, visual disturbances and memory loss to fatigue, muscle stiffness and weakness, pain in the arms and legs, and depression.
While there is no cure and the condition is extremely difficult to diagnose, there are treatments available to manage the symptoms of MS and slow down its progression.
The MS Society of Bermuda works with its members to help pay for the staggering costs of medications that can range anywhere from $1,300 to $5,000 a month.
“We are humbled by the outpouring of support for the MS Society of Bermuda through the Ultimate Bermuda Experience. On behalf of the Society, I would like to thank Phil Keoghan for coming to Bermuda and using his celebrity status to help us raise awareness about MS,” said president of MS Society of Bermuda, Carolyn Armstrong.
The Ultimate Bermuda Experience is an adventure race being held on Tuesday [Jan. 17] in which five lucky couples have won a trip to Bermuda to compete in challenges designed to showcase Bermuda and its unique culture.

(http://bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Phil-Keoghan-speech-620x412.jpg)

The race will begin at Camden in the Botanical Gardens and will finish in Royal Naval Dockyard.
Local residents are encouraged to cheer on the contestants at various spots along the race: 7am at Camden for the start, 8am at Albuoy’s Point Park for a challenge and 11am in Dockyard for the finish.
Look for contestants in bright blue tshirts riding scooters and hybrid electric bikes.
“I trust Bermuda residents will let contestants feel the love as they travel across the island,” said Mr Thomas.
Other sponsors of the Ultimate Bermuda Experience include Bermuda Ministry of National Security, the Bermuda Department of Tourism, The Que Agency, The Reefs Hotel & Club, Elbow Beach Bermuda Resort & Spa, NOW Energy Bar, G.E.T. Limited, Freisenbruch Meyer, Gosling’s, Barritt’s and Hope4Life.

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Post by: ZouLy on January 18, 2012, 01:34:26 AM
All Courtesy of: GoToBermuda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gotobermuda/6716935845/in/photostream/)



The Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan

Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, is visiting Bermuda to support
the MS Society of Bermuda, the official charity of the Ultimate Bermuda
Experience. Joining Phil on The Ultimate Bermuda Experience are five
lucky couples who won a trip to Bermuda to compete in an adventure race
across the island on Tuesday, January 17.

Phil is pictured with Billy Griffith, Director of the Bermuda Department of Tourism at Elbow Beach Bermuda


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Post by: georgiapeach on January 23, 2012, 10:22:04 PM
This is a wonderful tribute to Phil and the work he has done for MS:
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/kmiocjxO4z4?version=3&amp;hl
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Post by: ZBC Company on January 24, 2012, 09:44:35 PM
he need go on celbrity appertince
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on January 30, 2012, 04:26:52 PM
Phil's "The ride" has made it to Showtime on Sat. Feb. 18 from 8pm to 930pm.
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Post by: ZouLy on January 30, 2012, 06:04:41 PM
Phil's "The ride" has made it to Showtime on Sat. Feb. 18 from 8pm to 930pm.


more details below... :


Quote
(http://images.broadwayworld.com/columnpic4/2310DE40D-DF43-DF61-1976901ED06237A3.jpg)

SHOWTIME takes the ultimate road trip with The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan in THE RIDE, a new documentary premiering on Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM, ET/PT (the night before the 20th season premiere of The Amazing Race on CBS). The documentary chronicles Emmy(R) winner Keoghan on a grueling 40 day bike ride across America during the spring of 2009.

In March 2009, 41-year-old Keoghan set out to pedal 3,500 miles from LA to New York. His goals: experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with his father; embark on the biggest mental and physical challenge of his life; and work towards raising $1 million for his favorite charity, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. However, this life-changing adventure did not come without a price, which included a trip to the hospital, extreme exhaustion, countless spills, drastic weight loss and a dangerous crash in Ohio that left him bloodied and shaken.

THE RIDE also explores the relationships between Keoghan and his fellow adventurers. Viewers will get to know his beloved father John, training partner Ben, best friend and cameraman, Scott, and Greg, a colorful and protective former highway patrolman. Additionally, they'll see Keoghan and his team meeting countless individuals who are living with the crippling disease and the thousands of dedicated MS volunteers and citizens who came out to show their support.

Starting out as a film camera assistant 25 years ago, Keoghan has worked in more than 100 countries around the world as an actor, author, speaker, television host, producer and director. His work has earned him numerous awards, including eight prime-time Emmy(R) Awards as a producer and host of the hit CBS series The Amazing Race, premiering its 20th season on Sunday, February 19 at 8 PM ET/PT.

The premiere of THE RIDE on SHOWTIME is a celebration of Keoghan reaching his $1 million mark for MS fundraising.

THE RIDE is written and directed by Keoghan and produced by Louise Keoghan and No Opportunity Wasted (TM)Inc.




Read more: http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/Showtime-Announces-The-Ride-Following-Amazing-Race-Host-Phil-Keoghan-on-A-Cross-Country-Cycling-Adventure-218-20120130##ixzz1kzPRhffe
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Post by: theschnauzers on January 30, 2012, 06:55:13 PM
Here's a teaser promo posted by the Futon Critic in connection with "The Ride" announcement from SHowtime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMeqF5VxHaY&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMeqF5VxHaY&feature=player_embedded)
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Post by: Oddarane on January 31, 2012, 03:51:19 PM
The day before the big day.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Plaidmoon on February 01, 2012, 07:11:38 PM
The day before the big day.

This is the big day? What did I miss?   :didimiss:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: theschnauzers on February 01, 2012, 11:56:42 PM
The day before the big day.

This is the big day? What did I miss?   :didimiss:

Oddarane meant the day before the premiere of TAR 20.
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Post by: Plaidmoon on February 02, 2012, 12:47:31 AM
The day before the big day.

This is the big day? What did I miss?   :didimiss:

Oddarane meant the day before the premiere of TAR 20.

OK, I get it now. The Ride is on Showtime the day before TAR 20 premieres.  :tup:
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 02, 2012, 12:48:17 AM
The day before the big day.

This is the big day? What did I miss?   :didimiss:

Oddarane meant the day before the premiere of TAR 20.

OK, I get it now. The Ride is on Showtime the day before TAR 20 premieres.  :tup:


Okay, What time?
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Post by: Plaidmoon on February 02, 2012, 12:50:39 AM
The day before the big day.

This is the big day? What did I miss?   :didimiss:

Oddarane meant the day before the premiere of TAR 20.

OK, I get it now. The Ride is on Showtime the day before TAR 20 premieres.  :tup:


Okay, What time?

SHOWTIME takes the ultimate road trip with The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan in THE RIDE, a new documentary premiering on Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM, ET/PT (the night before the 20th season premiere of The Amazing Race on CBS).
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2012, 09:00:20 AM
Phil's commercial for his "Travel Show" on HSN

 
http://www.youtube.com/v/f4HZXzcA1OI?version=3&amp;hl
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Post by: apskip on February 02, 2012, 12:05:38 PM
I tried to check this out, without success. Other programs are listed on the HSN network for the times listed at the end of the above "travel promo." Phil's Travel Show is intended to promote a luggage line and could be on at within these time ranges:

tomorrow 2am-4am, 1pm-?, 8pm-10pm

It looks like this is a series, which means it could be on weekly. Set your VCRs or DVDs.
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Post by: Oddarane on February 04, 2012, 05:54:54 PM
I tried to check this out, without success. Other programs are listed on the HSN network for the times listed at the end of the above "travel promo." Phil's Travel Show is intended to promote a luggage line and could be on at within these time ranges:

tomorrow 2am-4am, 1pm-?, 8pm-10pm

It looks like this is a series, which means it could be on weekly. Set your VCRs or DVDs.

Phil was at HSN promoting his luggage in November last year.
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Post by: apskip on February 04, 2012, 07:07:13 PM
Oddarane,

Watch the travel promo in Peach's post #591. What does it say at the end?

I can state with reasonable assurance that no Phil Travel Show appeared on HSN yesterday at 1pm - 3pm or 8pm - 10pm. If it had, I would have seen it.
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2012, 07:55:22 PM
That popped up on an alert...have no idea when it was originally for, just liked the video. :)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2012, 01:28:32 AM
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 2/9-2/22

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

 

*Monday, Feb. 13         Actress Carol Burnett; host Phil Keoghan from the CBS reality series “The Amazing Race” (n)



My guess is he is promoting the Showtime The Ride...
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Post by: Declive on February 12, 2012, 12:18:09 AM
There is one "The Ride" video that spotts Kent and Vyxsin,just don't remember what is this video
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 14, 2012, 03:30:28 PM
Late Late Show Craig with Phil Keoghan

http://www.youtube.com/v/EaV1qseFKrg?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
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Post by: Oddarane on February 15, 2012, 04:50:11 PM
Phil on Access Hollywood

http://www.accesshollywood.com/access-hollywood-live/the-amazing-races-phil-keoghan-takes-a-ride-for-a-notable-cause_videotab_1385540
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 08, 2012, 09:10:54 PM
Phil has a new video where he discusses TAR and The RIDE:

http://www.thatsfit.com/videos-partner/youve-got-phil-keoghan-517298791-349
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Post by: paldog123456 on March 08, 2012, 09:47:56 PM
OMG I am not sure if y'all knew this, but Phil has his own luggage line on HSN! I just bought a set!
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Post by: Oddarane on April 02, 2012, 06:19:59 PM
Nice Phil interview

http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/tv-radio/phil-s-amazing-journey-1.1268637
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Post by: Oddarane on April 05, 2012, 04:18:41 PM
Phil will be joining a MS ride in Miami on Apr 21st

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ltL06lCgg
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on April 05, 2012, 04:20:38 PM
Phil talks travel, life lists and abt his NOW luggage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjuyzq65QzQ
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Post by: choroneko on April 05, 2012, 06:54:10 PM
That's a LOT of boarding passes. I wish I kept my boarding passes too. :lol:
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 11, 2012, 07:02:07 AM
Pedal to the medal during the 'MS Bike Ride'
  April 11, 2012
 

An estimated 2,500 cyclists will make the two-day, 150-mile journey from the Maroone Start/Finish Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway to The Village at John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo and back. This will be part of the "Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness," featuring special guest, host of "The Amazing Race," Phil Keoghan.

The "MS Bike Ride" is one of Florida's cycling events that raises money to support research, programs and services to those affected by multiple sclerosis.

Last year's ride raised nearly $1.8 million through corporate sponsorships and fundraising efforts of the cyclists, volunteers and donors.

The ride beings at Homestead-Miami Speedway on April 21 at 7 a.m. with a lap around the track NASCAR style, then stops overnight at John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo.

Once all riders arrive at the park, they will celebrate in a festival-like atmosphere with food and entertainment. Riders can either camp for free at the park or make hotel accommodations.

The following morning riders will return to the Speedway for the finale where volunteers will cheer them across the finish line and present them with a medal.

Rest stops will be available every 4 to 9 miles with food, drinks, first aid and bike repair.

This year, Emmy Award nominated host Phil Keoghan will be riding with the Mack Cycle and Fitness team.

Kids and families are also invited to participate in a "Kids and Family Ride" on April 21 at 8 a.m.

There is a $15 fundraising minimum for kids 12 and younger; $50 minimum for teens ages 13 - 17; $150 minimum for adults 18 and older. A $20 registration fee applies to age 13 and older.

Sponsors include: Zimmerman Advertising; Mack Cycle and Fitness; DHL; Maroone; FedEx; Bacardi Hatuey; American Express; Subway; and UPS.

To register or volunteer, visit http://www.msbikeflorida.org (http://www.msbikeflorida.org/) or call 800-344-4867. •

Pedal to the medal during the 'MS Bike Ride'
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An estimated 2,500 cyclists will make the two-day, 150-mile journey from the Maroone Start/Finish Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway to The Village at John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo and back. This will be part of the "Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness," featuring special guest, host of "The Amazing Race," Phil Keoghan.

The "MS Bike Ride" is one of Florida's cycling events that raises money to support research, programs and services to those affected by multiple sclerosis.

Last year's ride raised nearly $1.8 million through corporate sponsorships and fundraising efforts of the cyclists, volunteers and donors.

The ride beings at Homestead-Miami Speedway on April 21 at 7 a.m. with a lap around the track NASCAR style, then stops overnight at John Pennekamp Park in Key Largo.

Once all riders arrive at the park, they will celebrate in a festival-like atmosphere with food and entertainment. Riders can either camp for free at the park or make hotel accommodations.

The following morning riders will return to the Speedway for the finale where volunteers will cheer them across the finish line and present them with a medal.

Rest stops will be available every 4 to 9 miles with food, drinks, first aid and bike repair.

This year, Emmy Award nominated host Phil Keoghan will be riding with the Mack Cycle and Fitness team.

Kids and families are also invited to participate in a "Kids and Family Ride" on April 21 at 8 a.m.

There is a $15 fundraising minimum for kids 12 and younger; $50 minimum for teens ages 13 - 17; $150 minimum for adults 18 and older. A $20 registration fee applies to age 13 and older.

Sponsors include: Zimmerman Advertising; Mack Cycle and Fitness; DHL; Maroone; FedEx; Bacardi Hatuey; American Express; Subway; and UPS.

To register or volunteer, visit http://www.msbikeflorida.org (http://www.msbikeflorida.org/) or call 800-344-4867. •
 
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/custom/society/broward/fl-societyse-zimmerman-0411-20120411,0,7631620.story (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/custom/society/broward/fl-societyse-zimmerman-0411-20120411,0,7631620.story)

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 18, 2012, 03:41:56 PM



The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan
On Wednesday April 25th, 2012 Craig opens up with a monologue and then welcomes the following guests Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan

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Post by: georgiapeach on April 25, 2012, 09:38:48 AM



The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan
On Wednesday April 25th, 2012 Craig opens up with a monologue and then welcomes the following guests Carol Burnett, Phil Keoghan



Tonight is the night!!
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 26, 2012, 12:29:06 AM
Damn reruns. :lol:
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Post by: Oddarane on April 26, 2012, 07:18:41 AM
Damn reruns. :lol:

Was it just a rerun? I was trying to find links to watch it, but I can't find anyone.
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 26, 2012, 07:26:13 AM
Yes it was the repeat from Feb where he talked about The Ride and bicycle cream. :groan:
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 05:55:15 PM
Phil is a gearhead:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/talkingyourtech/story/2012-04-29/phil-keoghan-tech/54631634/1 (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/talkingyourtech/story/2012-04-29/phil-keoghan-tech/54631634/1)


And don't miss the video!! 3 parts!

http://bcove.me/w6n8lzx9 (http://bcove.me/w6n8lzx9)
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Post by: LoveRocked on April 29, 2012, 06:14:14 PM
Peach, I can't see video part 3?
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 08:32:46 PM
Sorry, I can't help. If you can see the first parts, it will load automatically. Or use the link, and click on the third pic on the right.
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Post by: LoveRocked on April 29, 2012, 08:47:57 PM
Thanks! It's work! Anyway
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Post by: Oddarane on May 08, 2012, 02:55:41 PM
Phil and professional cyclists join Novartis to raise MS awareness

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/novartis/54699/
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
East Hanover, NJ, May 08, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Phil Keoghan, host of “The Amazing Race,” and the women cyclists of the professional “NOW and Novartis for MS” team are joining with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for a second year in a row to raise awareness of MS. The campaign, “Together in MS,” will support the MS community and show that MS does not have to define the more than 400,000 people in the U.S. living with the disease.

This year, Together in MS will partner Keoghan and a group of world class, professional women cyclists with people living with MS to ride tandem bicycles in National MS Society Bike MS events across the country. Keoghan will ride tandem with Regina Lyalls, a dedicated mother, passionate MS advocate, and driven professional who refuses to let her relapsing MS define her.

“I am a passionate MS advocate, and raising awareness for MS is something that I’ve been involved with for years,” said Keoghan. “Novartis shares my longstanding commitment, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to work together once again to educate and empower people living with this potentially disabling disease. Riding tandem with Regina is going to be a thrill. She’s an incredible woman and an inspiration to us all.”

Lyalls, Keoghan’s tandem cycling partner, has a unique – and very meaningful – connection to the Bike MS program. “I signed up for my first ride before I knew I had MS,” said Lyalls. “On the same day I received my registration packet, my doctor called with my MS diagnosis. But I didn’t let my MS define me then – and I’m looking forward to riding tandem with Phil to show others living with MS that they can still aspire to do great things.”

The tandem cycling tour begins on May 12 near Minneapolis-St. Paul with five stops nationwide. In each city, Novartis will host rallies open to ride participants and local MS community members and supporters. Attendees will have the chance to meet with the team as well as learn valuable tips from the professional riders.
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Post by: apskip on May 09, 2012, 03:18:09 PM
If anyone can figure out the national schedule of 5 events starting with the one in Minnesota May 12, I would be interested in that information. I have attempted to fight through a thicket of web pages that do not reveal that information.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 17, 2012, 07:37:27 PM
Phil in Bakersfield today:

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/sports/local/x84912925/Race-day-has-arrived
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 17, 2012, 07:41:09 PM
If anyone can figure out the national schedule of 5 events starting with the one in Minnesota May 12, I would be interested in that information. I have attempted to fight through a thicket of web pages that do not reveal that information.

I think you have to click on this map??

http://www.togetherinms.com/get-involved
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Post by: apskip on May 19, 2012, 09:44:18 AM
Peach,

That did not work the first 5 times I tried it, but using your link it did. I discovered that the MS Bikeathon in my area will be Sept. 22 and 23rd in Morristown NJ. That's fairly close to Novartis headquarters in East Hanover NJ. Thanks!
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Post by: Oddarane on May 20, 2012, 11:02:20 AM
From LA times.

Phil Keoghan knows all about racing, cycling or otherwise

By Diane Pucin

May 17, 2012, 2:29 p.m.

Phil Keoghan, the Emmy-winning host of the reality show "The Amazing Race," is also a fan of cycling. He is such a big fan that he is now a sponsor for a women’s cycling team, NOW and Novartis for MS, based in Santa Monica.

On Friday, Alison Powers, a 33-year-old American riding for Keoghan’s team, finished second in the Amgen Tour of California women’s time trial in Bakersfield. Powers was behind only Kristin Armstrong, the defending Olympic gold medalist in the road racing event.

Keoghan said he and his wife Louise became seriously involved in cycling about seven years ago when they were asked to sponsor a local amateur team in Santa Monica that was associated with a multiple sclerosis charity.

"We loved cycling, we started talking about it and decided to do something at the pro level," Keoghan said.

In 2009 Keoghan filmed a documentary called "The Ride" that chronicled his bike trip across America. It debuted on the cable channel Showtime earlier this year. The film has raised $1 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Keoghan said.

Keoghan said that as much as raising money for MS, he is most proud of often taking his professional riders and putting them on tandem bicycles with riders who have MS.

"It’s kind of cool," Keoghan said, "to put a national champion on a bicycle with somebody who maybe hasn’t ridden five miles on a bike in their entire life."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-phil-keoghan-20120517,0,3666655.story
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Post by: LoveRocked on June 05, 2012, 04:26:28 PM
Phil Keoghan
Honored that #AmazingRace has been selected for #Criticschoice 2012 @CBSTweet
Unlike ·  · @PhilKeoghan on Twitter · 9 minutes ago via Twitter ·

BEST REALITY SERIES - COMPETITION
The Pitch
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Chopped
The Amazing Race

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Nick Cannon, America's Got Talent
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

http://perezhilton.com/2012-06-05-critics-choice-awards-2012-nominations#.T855BtU7huM

Congrats TAR!! WTG!!
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Post by: LoveRocked on June 05, 2012, 04:27:30 PM
Phil Keoghan
Honored that #AmazingRace has been selected for #Criticschoice 2012 @CBSTweet
Unlike ·  · @PhilKeoghan on Twitter · 9 minutes ago via Twitter ·

Phil Keoghan
Honored that The Amazing Race has been selected for 2012 Critics Choice Awards, always nice to know they're watching:) Respect.
3 mins ago

BEST REALITY SERIES - COMPETITION
The Pitch
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Chopped
The Amazing Race

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Nick Cannon, America's Got Talent
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 21, 2012, 07:36:51 AM
Envelope Emmy Round Table: Reality hosts get real
By Elena Howe, Los Angeles Times
 
June 21, 2012
Ever wonder what goes into putting a reality show together? We here at The Envelope certainly did. From scripting out the challenges to winging it on camera, from taking a personal interest in contestants to weeding out the pretenders, reality hosts Padma Lakshmi ("Top Chef"), Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"), Adam Savage (Mythbusters") and Heidi Klum ("Project Runway") covered it all when we asked them to chat with Times staff writer Amy Kaufman about their worlds.

Here are edited excerpts of that free-ranging conversation.

—Elena Howe

Phil's comments only:

Phil Keoghan: Well, once everything has been scouted, then I go through with the producers to find out exactly what's happening. I sit down and write the scripts with another producer. And that's a process of writing and rewriting because the challenges get changed. And then we present the scripts to the network. And then there's further changes. And then we leave with a script that is somewhat close to being finished. And then while we're out on the road, stuff has to get rewritten and so on. I guess it would start a few months before we leave. And then the shooting itself is around 21 days.

Kaufman: So you actually write the script in advance of the entire season?

Keoghan: Well, sometimes while we're on the road. And we'll be somewhere and the challenge will fall through, and so we have to redo it. The producers will quickly go out to scout something [new]. And then something has to be written. And so we have to do it on the fly when we're out there.

...

Keoghan: I think one of the benefits of our show in terms of casting is that we're not looking for people who are specifically good at one particular thing. They're not great cooks, they're not great designers, they're not great singers or dancers. They are so-called ordinary people who we then thrust into an extraordinary situation. There are absolutely people that walk into the audition process that we see who, straight away, you can tell that they're trying to come in with something that isn't really there, because they know that we're looking for good stories.

Kaufman: How can you tell?

Keoghan: Just the story is kind of forced. You can read it straightaway. And you know the audience is going to read that. It doesn't mean that we always get it right. But we have an incredible casting group who, over the years, have really put forward some great teams. And this last season, with Bopper and Mark, after 20 seasons of the show, I got to tell you, next to the cowboys and the Globetrotters who we've had on, Bopper and Mark are fighting for their child who is sick. And they are so genuine and pure in their desire to come on this race to win the money. You see that. You see it because it's on their faces. It's in everything they say. And then they came out and they exceeded our expectations in terms of what they gave. And there isn't a team that we've had on in the 20 seasons, I would say, that so captivated the audience.

...

Keoghan: I get invested. I can't help it. I see people take their first plane rides, go to a foreign country for the first time. And I get very, very invested. And I get really frustrated if I see somebody come on and not be giving it 100% in competing, because so many people want to be on the show. I want them to be there. I want them to be hungry. I want them to be competitive. And I think what we're talking about here with our shows is it's a fair competition. Our show is not about voting somebody off or you having the power over somebody else to affect the outcome of how they compete. They're out there competing in a fair race. And it's more than just the winning of the million dollars, Bopper and Mark didn't win the million dollars. But I know for a fact that their lives have changed forever. And there's something tremendously satisfying in knowing that you're a part of a show that not only offers the reward of winning the money, but these people will never be the same again. And for the close to 300 people that have been on our show, I still am in contact with many of them.

...

Keoghan: It's life-changing.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-en-reality-panel-20120621,0,3380463,full.story (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-en-reality-panel-20120621,0,3380463,full.story)
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 23, 2012, 05:08:44 PM
Globetrotting Kiwi turns celebrity into tool for good
Kiwi honour humbles Amazing Race host

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Last updated 09:43 24/06/2012
   
TV host Phil Keoghan is no stranger to winning awards – he has eight Emmys to his name – but the New Zealand leadership award he has just received will always hold a special place in his heart.

Keoghan, best known as the host of the network television series The Amazing Race, was one of six Emerging Leaders honoured on Friday night at the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards in Auckland.

"It's a huge honour to be honoured by your peers but this is much more of a personal award," said Keoghan, who flew in from Los Angeles for the awards ceremony, where former All Black Sir John Graham was presented with New Zealand's premier leadership honour, the Blake Medal. "Peter Blake was a legend and to be thought of as a potential leader in the same vein as him is an honour," Keoghan said.

Although Keoghan is best known as the host of The Amazing Race there is far more to the dynamic 44-year-old than just an award-winning TV show.

As his fame has grown, Keoghan has become more and more involved in promoting causes such as finding a cure for multiple sclerosis – he's raised more than $1 million for MS – and inspiring people to pursue their dreams. He has written a best-selling book, No Opportunity Wasted, and regularly speaks to schools, companies, universities and sporting organisations about his NOW philosophy.

After the Christchurch quake he flew immediately to New Zealand to film the devastation and help mobilise international support.

"I've tried to use my skills in television to have some impact. As you get older you tend to think more about how you are going to be remembered and certainly you question a little bit more why you do what you do and what impact you might be able to have. I've tried to leverage the things I do in television and the skills I have in television to do something for others," Keoghan told the Star-Times.

Keoghan's rise to fame began at 19 when he secured a job as a presenter on the children's television show Spot On. A series of other TV presenting roles on New Zealand television followed before Keoghan decided to try his luck overseas. He was considered by the American networks as a host for the hit reality TV series Survivor before securing the role as the host of The Amazing Race, which is now in its 20th season.

The father-of-one said that as a child growing up in Christchurch he never imagined he would lead such an interesting life but was inspired by the example of his parents who seized opportunities to work overseas and taught their children to take chances.

Ad Feedback  "I grew up feeling like anything was possible," said Keoghan.

"A lot of people are waiting for things to come to them but really you have to go after it yourself. And there isn't a rule book. My advice is don't look for a clear way ahead, just continue moving forward and following your passion and trust that when you come to a crossroad or a dead-end that you will know what to do."

AWARDS CELEBRATE GREAT LEADERSHIP

A stellar cast of New Zealanders has been honoured through the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards over the past eight years. The awards were established in Sir Peter Blake's memory in 2005 to inspire and celebrate great leadership.

Past recipients of the highest award, the Blake Medal, awarded on Friday night to Sir John Graham, include Sir Ray Avery, Sir Murray Halberg, Professor Paul Callaghan and Sir Stephen Tindall. Each year six Emerging Leaders are also named. This year they were: TV host and No Oppportunity Wasted (NOW) campaigner Phil Keoghan. Film-maker and director Roseanne Liang. All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. Company founder and managing director Rachel Taulelei. Te Puni Kokiri executive Kapu Waretini. Borderless Productions chief executive Qiujing Wong.

The leadership awards are open to all New Zealanders and were judged this year by an eight-strong selection panel whose members included Sir Ron Carter, Sir Eion Edgar, Sir John Anderson, and Fran Wilde.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/7160903/Globetrotting-Kiwi-turns-celebrity-into-tool-for-good (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/7160903/Globetrotting-Kiwi-turns-celebrity-into-tool-for-good)
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 02, 2012, 11:33:42 AM
Fascinating Audio interview about his career and being awarded The Sir Peter Blake Award:

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Well known for his role as host of The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan joins Kerre Woodham to talk about receiving the Sir Peter Blake Leadership award among other things

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/player/ondemand/1671675171-Phil-Keoghan-receives-leadership-award (http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/player/ondemand/1671675171-Phil-Keoghan-receives-leadership-award)
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 10, 2012, 07:20:42 AM
Phil reaches the $1 MILLION mark in raising money for MS!
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/_L6K_uJ7QPw?version=3&amp;hl

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Post by: Oddarane on August 06, 2012, 05:25:38 AM
Phil talks about his cycling team and his passion to beat MS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCS4DxbPyWk
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Post by: Oddarane on August 06, 2012, 05:31:26 AM
Another nice interview.

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/19181508/phil-keoghan-host-of-amazing-race?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7575083

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Post by: georgiapeach on September 15, 2012, 09:49:53 PM
Phil in NJ Sept 22-23!! CALLING ALL CYCLISTS!!


Sep 11, 2012

New Jersey –– Hundreds of area cyclists will roll through northern New Jersey coming September 22 and 23 as they pedal to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. This year marks the 25th Anniversary Ride of the Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride organized by the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The clean country and air, quiet country roads and quaint towns offer cyclists a terrific feeling of clarity and freedom and are some of the reasons cyclists return year after year for this ride. While cyclists ride for many different reasons – camaraderie with other riders, exercise, the challenge, an organized tour, or fundraising – their efforts cumulatively aid in contributing toward the creation of a world free of multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease of the central nervous system.

Again this year Emmy-award winning TV star Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’s The Amazing, will join the hundreds of New Jersey area cyclists who will roll through New Jersey this coming September 22 and 23 as they pedal to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. Phil’s infectious smile and dedication to those living with MS will make the 25th anniversary of the ride that much more special.

The chapter is challenging cyclists and volunteers to join the fun in the 25th anniversary Bike MS Ride. Cyclists can choose from 20, 50 and 100 mile options all starting on Saturday, September 22nd in Morristown. Cyclists will stop in some of New Jersey’s most beautiful country locations for quick refreshment breaks as they continue their way to Hanover for the end of day one. At the Hanover Marriott cyclists will be treated to a delicious BBQ dinner, massages, musical entertainment and an evening comedy show. Cyclists that choose to complete the full 100-mile ride and those cycling for their first 50-miles on Sunday, will rise early on Sept. 23rd for breakfast and hit the road back to Morristown, NJ.

All funds raised from the event will support critical MS research programs and fund local programs and services for those who are impacted by the disease, including more than 13,000 people in New Jersey and more than 400,000 people nationwide.

Cyclists and volunteers are welcome to register online at bikenjm.nationalMSsociety.org. Upon registering, cyclists will have access to online fundraising tools, making fundraising easier and more convenient than ever. Now is the time to join the movement.

The Bike MS “Great New Jersey Country Ride” is the last leg of the NJ Metro Chapter’s three-part Bike MS Ride Series. The “Coast the Coast” Ride took place in May of this year and the “Hops to Hops” ride in early September, all three rides expect to raise $1.9 million. 

For more information about Bike MS, please contact Jennifer Hivry at (201) 967-5599 or visit bikenjm.nationalmssociety.org.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/njm/chapter-news/chapter-news-detail/index.aspx?nid=6853 (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/njm/chapter-news/chapter-news-detail/index.aspx?nid=6853)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Slowhatch on September 17, 2012, 11:27:26 PM
From Peach's post in TAR21 Media:
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Keoghan once was stuck in a Ukrainian detention facility until the U.S. ambassador -- a fan of the show -- had him sprung.
He describes it in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zegqvQB4s2o): TAR10.9, I think. (Bonus quiz: what establishment is he exiting?  :whips  :lol:)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on September 20, 2012, 12:00:43 PM
Phil talks about the Amazing Race and his passion for MS at Better show.

http://better.tv/view/celebrities-celebrities2-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-part-1

http://better.tv/view/celebrities-celebrities2-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-part-2
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2012, 12:07:57 PM


UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE TALK" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, 9/17-9/21

 

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT)

Friday, Sept. 21
 Actor Jon Cryer (CBS’s “Two and a Half Men”); TV host Phil Keoghan (CBS’s “The Amazing Race”); Talk Takeaway: cooking with chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. (n)
 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2012, 12:08:23 PM
Thanks oddarone!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on September 20, 2012, 05:17:34 PM
Phil is biking for MS Saturday and Sunday and he will be a featured individual at a MS benefit dinner Saturday night. There was more about this posted by Peach about a week ago.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2012, 10:07:49 PM
Phil at the Emmy's:

The Amazing Race received yet another win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the 2012 Emmys and host Phil Keoghan couldn’t be any prouder of the series.

The show, which has won 13 Emmys since its debut in 2001, beat out nominees The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef and Project Runway during Sunday night’s awards ceremony.

“The nomination to me is a real badge of honor for any show,” Keoghan told Celebuzz on the red carpet. “It’s an acknowledgement of a lot of hard work.”

He continued:


“We have been so lucky to have been nominated so many times that we really fight and work really, really hard to try to keep [the show] going.”

In fact, The Amazing Race‘s decade-long success has allowed Koeghan’s daughter, Elle, to attend the Emmys thanks to a deal she struck with her father when she was a kid.

“I’ve been lucky enough to come here for 10 years and it’s the first time I’ve brought my daughter,” he revealed to Celebuzz. “I promised her if I’m lucky enough to be nominated when you’re 16 years old, you can walk the carpet with me — so this is kind of cool.”

“Time goes fast,” he added, smiling.

VIDEO here:
http://www.celebuzz.com/2012-09-23/emmys-2012-the-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-calls-shows-new-emmy-win-a-badge-of-honor-video/?utm_source=Celebuzz&utm_medium=twitter

And wow...Elle grew up!!
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2012, 03:06:48 AM
Nice two part Interview with Phil about TAR 21 and his MS work:

Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan Part 1:  Phil Keoghan is one man who has literally traveled the world, and inspired millions of people to do the same. Whether it's by plane, car, bike or feet, it's always an "Amazing Race” for Phil Keoghan.

http://better.tv/view/celebrities-celebrities2-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-part-1

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Alenaveda on September 24, 2012, 11:45:29 AM
Phil at the Emmy's:

The Amazing Race received yet another win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the 2012 Emmys and host Phil Keoghan couldn’t be any prouder of the series.

The show, which has won 13 Emmys since its debut in 2001, beat out nominees The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef and Project Runway during Sunday night’s awards ceremony.

“The nomination to me is a real badge of honor for any show,” Keoghan told Celebuzz on the red carpet. “It’s an acknowledgement of a lot of hard work.”

He continued:


“We have been so lucky to have been nominated so many times that we really fight and work really, really hard to try to keep [the show] going.”

In fact, The Amazing Race‘s decade-long success has allowed Koeghan’s daughter, Elle, to attend the Emmys thanks to a deal she struck with her father when she was a kid.

“I’ve been lucky enough to come here for 10 years and it’s the first time I’ve brought my daughter,” he revealed to Celebuzz. “I promised her if I’m lucky enough to be nominated when you’re 16 years old, you can walk the carpet with me — so this is kind of cool.”

“Time goes fast,” he added, smiling.

VIDEO here:
http://www.celebuzz.com/2012-09-23/emmys-2012-the-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-calls-shows-new-emmy-win-a-badge-of-honor-video/?utm_source=Celebuzz&utm_medium=twitter

And wow...Elle grew up!!

She wants to be in the industry. Maybe we already have Phil' succesor for TAR50+ :lol: !
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on September 29, 2012, 11:38:15 AM
Phil talks abt TAR - two nice interviews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wck-9wztXTA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_0_EYGSIfs
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2012, 08:08:41 AM
Phil Talking about the Emmy's and TAR 21

http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/phil-keoghan:-a-tv-star-hit-on-my-16-year-old-daughter-at-the-emmys/1894689123001

Vid here:
http://bcove.me/7b5at9xe
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on October 25, 2012, 09:48:47 AM
Rick Steve's will be interviewing Phil tomorrow Oct 26, and you can call in a question!

http://blog.ricksteves.com/?p=8245

Details on calling in:

Friday, October 26, 2012
 
Scheduled Time (Pacific Time)  Topic
11 am Pacific Time
 Phil Keoghan — Hosting 'The Amazing Race' (11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET)
 
11:20 am Pacific Time
 Phil Keoghan's Amazing Travels (11:20am PT / 2:20pm ET)
 
http://www.ricksteves.com/radio/interview/interview_schedule.cfm

Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on November 03, 2012, 09:47:37 AM
This is AWESOME!
 
 
(https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1264424379/Phil_at_400K_normal.jpg) Phil KeoghanVerified@PhilKeoghan 1 Nov
Another innovative safety video from @FlyAirNZ (https://twitter.com/FlyAirNZ) with cameo from #PeterJackson (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PeterJackson&src=hash)
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/airnewzealand  @NoOppWasted (https://twitter.com/NoOppWasted)
         
 9:17 AM - 1 Nov 12 ·     
http://www.youtube.com/v/cBlRbrB_Gnc?version=3&amp;hl
 
 





 
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on November 13, 2012, 04:01:02 AM
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121112005391/en/Rick-Steves-Phil-Keoghan-Andrew-McCarthy-Arthur
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on November 19, 2012, 05:38:35 PM
Phil's amazing thoughts

http://www.younghollywood.com/videos/yhstudio/november/amazing-race-host-phil-keoghans-amazing-thoughts.html
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on December 08, 2012, 03:23:38 PM
Phil talks about tomorrow's season finale.
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Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan: The Finale Is Wide Open

Dec 7, 2012 03:01 PM ET

Sunday's Amazing Race finale won't have any drama like last season, but Phil Keoghan promises a legitimate tight finish. "It's what we always want, but can never guarantee," he tells TVGuide.com. The two-hour closer will find the final four teams — Chippendales Jaymes and James, twins Natalie and Nadiya, couple Trey and Lexi, and The Fabulous Beekman Boys' Josh and Brent — racing through France, where one team will be eliminated. The final three will then head to New York City, where they'll take on a memory task that numerous fans predicted would be the final challenge.

Get the scoop on what else to expect Sunday — and next season — from Keoghan below.

You've said you're terrible at predicting the final teams and the winner. How did you do this time?
Phil Keoghan: Truthfully, I don't think I've ever been right and I didn't break the streak this season.  I knew at the start that [the winners] were a strong team, but I didn't pick them to win the whole thing.

What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of each team?
Keoghan: The twins' strength is their relationship — they finish each other sentences. Their weakness is sometimes they're easily distracted and need to focus. The Beekmans are the underdogs and they're very practical ... but they are lacking in physicality. The Chippendales have a positive attitude and a great friendship. They could be overly confident heading into the finale and they sometimes rush into things without thinking them through. Trey and Lexi — youth is on their side, physically. But you wonder if their lack of traveling abroad will catch up with them at some point.

What can we expect in the final legs? The preview shows the memory task is matching "hello" and "goodbye" with each country on the Race, which a lot of people predicted based on the subtitles every episode.
Keoghan: We were wondering if fans would pick up on that new wrinkle this season! I loved having the greeters a little more involved at the Pit Stops. The finale is wide open. The Loire Valley in France — it's honestly breathtaking with a chateau around every corner. ... The final three travel to New York City, where the teams test out their magic skills in one of Houdini's greatest feats. And then there's the final brainteaser Roadblock [with the greetings]. It's so much to fit into two hours of television. I think you'll be exhausted by the finish line.

Did any teams take note of the different "hellos" and "goodbyes" all the greeters said?
Keoghan: Some of the teams started to suspect that something was up with the "hellos" and "goodbyes." They even promoted the greeters on several occasions, but I think they were unsure as to why it was happening.

Is there any forgotten task type of drama on the final leg like last season?
Keoghan: Well, this was just a great finish for us with the teams being separated by mere minutes. It's what we always want, but can never guarantee.

Do you think fans will be happy with the winner? The twins are very divisive after the money fiasco and some fans don't like that the Beekmans were ready to throw in the towel for Abbie and Ryan.
Keoghan: As I've always said with all of our winners, some people will be happy with who wins and others will not. It really depends on who you're rooting for throughout the season. Putting all allegiances aside — you can make that argument that any team that makes it to this stage of the Race deserves to win.

Are you surprised that there has been so much teamwork this season?
Keoghan: Not really. There are always teams who will help each other out along the course of the Race. The alliance between the Chippendales, Trey and Lexi, and the twins was a little more involved than we've seen in the past, but teamwork is always a factor within any season.

Why has it taken so long for teams to strategically use the Double U-Turn the way they did? They essentially made a Double U-Turn into a single U-Turn.
Keoghan: I have no idea, but I will never understand why a team wouldn't always want to U-turn another.  It's a valuable device that can be used to slow down another team. Why not use it?

What do you make of Abbie and Ryan and the Beekmans working together and waiting for each other instead of racing against each other to avoid last place?
Keoghan: To be honest, I thought it was a huge risk. No matter what efforts the teams make to jump on the mat at the same time we have the technology in place to determine exact placements.

Would you have eliminated the Beekmans in Amsterdam if they had told you to?
Keoghan: We would never want to see any team give up on the Race and would try to encourage them to stay in the hunt.  If you remember, during Season 3, Flo and Zach wanted to give up on the 12th leg and then miraculously went on to win the whole thing.  However, that said, we can't force a team to race if they choose to give up because of injury, exhaustion or due to a meltdown. I was happy to see both Abbie and Ryan and the Beekmans fight to the end.  It's so difficult to be picked for the show that you never want anyone to give up on this opportunity.

A lot of fans were angry that the twins weren't punished for keeping the rockers' money. Were they not penalized because the rockers lost the money and the money was fair game?
Keoghan: Yes, they weren't penalized because we determined that the rockers had lost the money before the twins had picked it up.   

How difficult was the first Moscow leg for you between the rockers losing their passport and two teams being almost a day behind?
Keoghan: Extremely difficult! We were out all night long in the cold — lots of logistical conversations about various scenarios. It reminded me of the long night we had during Season 11 in Poland when we were outside in freezing cold temperatures for 19 hours straight. That's when I long for Seacrest's trailer.

There have been missing passports in four of the last nine seasons. Why do you think it's happening so often now?
Keoghan: I think the show just provides the perfect ingredients for losing a passport: stress, jetlag, pressure, culture shock and the heat of competition.

Are you shocked that people still don't learn how to drive stick before doing the Race? How could the twins just take one class?
Keoghan: I don't think anyone should get a license unless they can drive a stick. It's the only true way to master controlling a vehicle. I taught my daughter how to drive a stick shift on a farm in New Zealand when she was 12 because I never wanted her to be anywhere in the world where she couldn't jump behind the wheel of any vehicle and operate manual gears. Only knowing automatic is pretty much like driving a golf cart on a golf course — just my opinion.  There are a few essential skills needed to be on the Race and how anybody could step up to the starting line without mastering a gearbox is a recipe for disaster.

What can you tell us about next season? Is the $1 million bonus going to be back?
Keoghan: No $1 million bonus for next season. We just wrapped filming this installment and all I can tell you is that I've lost between 10-15 pounds on this edition, and all I want for Christmas is a bed and a long nap!

The Amazing Race airs Sundays at 8/7c on CBS. Season 22 will premiere Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8/7c. Who do you think will win?

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Finale-Phil-Keoghan-1057395.aspx
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 19, 2012, 04:36:25 PM
Check out Rick Steves interview with Phil Keoghan - recorded back in October. http://www.ricksteves.com

About 14:30 in to the Rick Steves show Phil gives us an inside look at The Amazing Race.
Click through to the podcast from here:
http://www.ricksteves.com/radio/protected/descriptions.cfm?showID=427

A really astute question asked by a person of obviously superior intellect around 24:40  :gnome
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Leafsfan on December 19, 2012, 05:57:32 PM
Check out Rick Steves interview with Phil Keoghan - recorded back in October. http://www.ricksteves.com

About 14:30 in to the Rick Steves show Phil gives us an inside look at The Amazing Race.
Click through to the podcast from here:
http://www.ricksteves.com/radio/protected/descriptions.cfm?showID=427

A really astute question asked by a person of obviously superior intellect around 24:40  :gnome

Thanks!

Phil made a mistake when he referred to meat carrying taks it took place in Uruguay not Argentina lol
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on December 19, 2012, 08:31:32 PM
Awesome question! And SO reassuring to hear Phil say he doesn't hate "spoilers"! :whew
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: apskip on December 20, 2012, 05:44:37 PM
    

[12/20/12 - 12:49 PM]
"I Get That a Lot," Featuring Popular Celebrities Pranking Everyday People, Returns with a One-Hour Special on Wednesday, January 9
Cheech Marin, Phil Keoghan, Jeff Gordon, Bruce Jenner, Jane Seymour and the late Larry Hagman are featured in the episode.
[via press release from CBS]

"I GET THAT A LOT," FEATURING POPULAR CELEBRITIES PRANKING EVERYDAY PEOPLE, RETURNS WITH A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

Edition Stars Cheech Marin, Phil Keoghan, Jeff Gordon, Bruce Jenner, Jane Seymour and Larry Hagman

I GET THAT A LOT, featuring popular stars pulling pranks on everyday people, returns with its fifth one-hour special, to be broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Celebrity participants include "The Amazing Race's" Phil Keoghan working at a sporting goods store, Olympian and Kardashian patriarch Bruce Jenner selling shoes in a high-end boutique, actress Jane Seymour working as an inept home goods store greeter, actor and comedian Cheech Marin behind the counter at party supply store, racing superstar Jeff Gordon selling automotive supplies and the late Larry Hagman offering food samples at a membership warehouse shopping club.

Hagman's segment was shot Sept. 7, 2012 in Santa Clarita, California. "Larry was amazing to work with," says Executive Producer Eric Schotz. "I think what people didn't know about Larry Hagman is that he was a prankster at heart. He loved the fact that he could interact with his fans and the fans reactions when they found out it was him are priceless."

I GET THAT A LOT features celebrities tricking everyday citizens in cases of supposed "mistaken identity." Working ordinary jobs, these celebrities confuse customers who can't decide if it's the actual celebrity or an astonishing look-alike. As these celebrities continue to deny their true identities, various reactions from their customers elicit exasperated and hilarious responses.

Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2012/12/20/i-get-that-a-lot-featuring-popular-celebrities-pranking-everyday-people-returns-with-a-one-hour-special-on-wednesday-january-9-032010/20121220cbs04/#xyeX6QfB6RVgsRuL.99
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: ZouLy on December 21, 2012, 06:02:36 PM

Hey guys,   :cmas20

Have anyone posted this before? Pardon me if I'm double-posting this issue,

First, I couldn't find a better place to put this (I don't really know whether it's a spoiler or not), but well.. Please moderate my post to the correct place if you feel so,..

Second, Phil tweeted this picture on December 13, 2012 :


(http://i.imgur.com/Ar5XB.jpg)



and he said:

@PhilKeoghan 13 Dec
"Who knows this flag? And what season of the Amazing Race?"


It's a flag of Antigua and Barbuda, and located in the Caribbean..,

As far as I'm concern, have we visited there?

I looked up to wikipedia's countries and locales visited during the race, but couldn't find Antigua and Barbuda...

anyone wants to have a thought?

Cheers  :cmas27



Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Alenaveda on December 21, 2012, 06:47:41 PM

Hey guys,   :cmas20

Have anyone posted this before? Pardon me if I'm double-posting this issue,

First, I couldn't find a better place to put this (I don't really know whether it's a spoiler or not), but well.. Please moderate my post to the correct place if you feel so,..

Second, Phil tweeted this picture on December 13, 2012 :


(http://i.imgur.com/Ar5XB.jpg)



and he said:

@PhilKeoghan 13 Dec
"Who knows this flag? And what season of the Amazing Race?"


It's a flag of Antigua and Barbuda, and located in the Caribbean..,

As far as I'm concern, have we visited there?

I looked up to wikipedia's countries and locales visited during the race, but couldn't find Antigua and Barbuda...

anyone wants to have a thought?

Cheers  :cmas27


TAR 9.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/tar913RB_zps52e4cc5b.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: ZouLy on December 21, 2012, 07:10:25 PM
TAR 9.

(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y426/Alenaveda/tar913RB_zps52e4cc5b.jpg)

Of course :groan:

Thanks Alen  :cmas22 , so it's a decoy flag then.. :)


Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: LoveRocked on January 03, 2013, 11:36:42 PM
LA Times Events ‏@LATimesEvents
.@PhilKeoghan of #TheAmazingRace at Travel Show, Feb. 22-24, @ConventionLA. http://bit.ly/4zdFPL . #lattravelshow pic.twitter.com/Z7rkwTz1

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Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: LoveRocked on January 04, 2013, 03:09:45 PM
The Amazing Race
Phil Keoghan tries to sell outdoor equipment without getting recognized. Check out this hilarious clip and don't miss "I Get That A Lot" airing next Wednesday, January 9th at 8/7c. Only CBS! http://bit.ly/Z40Ubo

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/734849_10151334029359941_1458583216_n.jpg)

(http://wwwimage.cbsstatic.com/base/files/styles/596xh/public/101908_d1348b.jpg)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: LoveRocked on January 04, 2013, 03:17:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/nGzyN7Zc3c8

Phil Keoghan tries to sell outdoor equipment without getting recognized. Don't miss an all new I Get That A Lot airing Wednesday, January 9th at 8/7c. Only CBS
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 04, 2013, 06:13:24 PM
If you zoom in on his employers' uniform, the black with white border & logo says, "REI", knowing he lives in Los Angeles area (obviously where most celebrities hide :lol:), there are 3 different REI stores in LA County, there's one in Santa Monica, near Manhattan Beach, Arcadia, and Huntington Beach.

I'm pinpointing the one in Huntington Beach as searching on Google Maps because the ceiling in the Arcadia branch is too high compared to the photo of Phil facing forward (I know this because the Arcadia REI on Google Maps is Barnes & Nobles sized), the ones in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach are pretty tall also.

Huntington Beach sounds like the total culprit as there is a review on Google Maps saying, "Sucks... Too small go to a real REI". Probably the most helpful bad review ever. :lol3: Now we are able to go there and say that Phil has had a technical "Pit Stop" there. :yess:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Jobby on January 12, 2013, 09:08:15 AM
Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zegqvQB4s2o

I know this has been posted before but I just saw this on Youtube! :o
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 12, 2013, 03:28:51 PM
Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zegqvQB4s2o

I know this has been posted before but I just saw this on Youtube! :o
It would be pretty funny if Tyler & James got to the Pit Stop asking where Phil is. :lol:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on January 23, 2013, 11:20:42 AM
Phil will be hosting 'So you think you can pitch'

Read more here:

http://realscreen.com/2013/01/23/finalists-chosen-for-summit-pitching-competition/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: ZouLy on January 24, 2013, 12:01:03 AM

Phil was in Salt Lake City yesterday promoting his now energy bars...



(http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/ca462b2665a911e2a3ff22000a1fb762_7.jpg)


@durking
#noopportunitywasted. Great dudes at the NOW energy booth. Phil from Amazing Race holding it down. Great tasting product. Gluten free for those want that too. Check them out and look for the new A3 product for action sports soon!


Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: LoveRocked on February 10, 2013, 07:55:08 PM
@ philiminator Thankful! ... Taking my daughter to the #Grammys @TheGrammys @NoOppWasted   2h

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Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2013, 02:33:26 AM
Phil will be the KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the LA Travel Show at the LA convention center Sat 2/23 1-2PM

Link to more info and tickets here:

http://events.latimes.com/travelshow/general-information/ts-schedule/ (http://events.latimes.com/travelshow/general-information/ts-schedule/)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2013, 07:39:36 PM
Phil doing a LIVE TAR chat!!

Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan
I'll be chatting about #AmazingRace live at 4pm ET/1pm ET this Tuesday. RSVP now and join in http://on.fb.me/Yh8VbM  Hope to see you there
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 21, 2013, 11:23:51 AM
Emmy Award winning TV hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Phil Keoghan and A-list celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson will be onsite at the Natural Product***po West Tradeshow on March 8-10 in Anaheim, CA to present theirall-natural product lines NoGii, NOWand 14 to Lean, respectively.
Elisabeth, Phil and Gunnar will be at the Europa Sports Products booth(5211) located in the New Products Pavilion answering questions, taking photos and signing autographs, DVDs and books. Expo West is the premier natural, organic and healthy living tradeshow with over 60,000 attendees.

Keoghan, creator of NOW Bars, standing for No Opportunity Wasted, will introduce his new line of NOW trail bars available in four flavors and his all-natural first aid topical ointment Road Rash; ideal for those cuts and scrapes athletes suffer when training or competing. NOW's gluten-free and all-natural energy, snack and trail bars are made specifically to fit the nutritional needs of endurance athletes and contain the key ingredients; manuka honey and chia seeds. NOW product line extension A3 (Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace), a line of healthy functional snack bars for the action sports athlete will also debut at Expo West. Visit Nowenergybar.com




http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/idUSnMKW88210a+1c0+MKW20130221 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/idUSnMKW88210a+1c0+MKW20130221)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 23, 2013, 05:40:36 PM

Travel Show: Secret to Phil Keoghan's excellent adventures
 
Phil Keoghan tolk stories about his life as host of "The Amazing Race" during the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Saturday afternoon. (Tom Politeo)
 
 
February 23, 2013, 2:53 p.m.

Phil Keoghan of "The Amazing Race" has scuba dived with a dog, swilled the blood of a cobra and attended a nudist wedding. He also tried swimming the mile across the Bosporus strait that separates the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, but drifted downstream three miles before getting fished out.

And he sometimes gets lost when he travels as host of the TV show too (but not for the same reasons as the contestants do.)

"I love traveling," the New Zealand-born Keoghan told the audience Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show. "My whole philosophy is 'no opportunity wasted' or NOW, which means living the biggest possible life you can." In case you miss the point, he has written a book with the same title that encourages people to draft their own life list.

While talking about traveling for "Amazing Race," Keoghan sounded as stressed as his contestants. He pointed out that he has to stay one step ahead of the leaders at each destination while also greeting the team in last place. He shoots about 21 shows in 12 days, which roughs out to two days per show, logging 40,000 miles in 10 countries.

In Azerbaijan last year, he was in the Asian nation less than 24 hours to perform his host duties. "i had to rush to the pit stop but got caught in traffic and I see [contestants] Dave and Rachel in a taxi heading there," he recalled. Keoghan jumped out of the car, ran past the contestants and up to the mat just in time to say a quick hello to the greeter, but no time to explain to her what was going on.

Away from the show, Keoghan has raised more than $1 million for the MS Society, most notably during a bicycle ride across the United States.

But it's all part of his life plan. "For my entire career, I was trying to take this life list I wrote, all the things I wanted to do before I died," and get paid for it, he said. "That would be a cool life."

Phil, so far so good.

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-travel-show-phil-keoghan-20130223,0,1500524.story?track=rss (http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-travel-show-phil-keoghan-20130223,0,1500524.story?track=rss)
 
 
Heee....I think maybe 12 shows in 21 days?
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 24, 2013, 12:37:41 AM
Guess What? I found that Phil Keoghan look younger!

Check this out!!

The Amazing Race presenter in his early years presenting for TV3 New Zealand Yahoo show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ukneB8i1VU0
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on February 24, 2013, 12:18:06 PM
They prob know that much, but I am sure he makes it fun for them and eeps them updated on who is who as well.
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Post by: supah on February 24, 2013, 06:49:41 PM
Guess What? I found that Phil Keoghan look younger!

Check this out!!

The Amazing Race presenter in his early years presenting for TV3 New Zealand Yahoo show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ukneB8i1VU0

He still looks pretty  :luvya: and his accent was so strong back then! Thank you for showing us LR! :)
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Post by: Declive on February 24, 2013, 08:07:45 PM
Ha , so funny!  :hrt: :hrt: :hrt: :hrt:

(https://scontent.fpoa8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22815251_1468643103222968_3120470759434450452_n.jpg?oh=d5e8632a803040d115c5f844e69c4a43&oe=5AA72778)
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 25, 2013, 11:12:16 PM
What do you thought?

Phil Keoghan
Good idea, who would you suggest? RT @drdantepereirea there should be a celebrity edition of the #Amaizngrace for charity!! @NoOppWasted from Twitter.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on February 26, 2013, 09:48:36 PM
What do you thought?

Phil Keoghan
Good idea, who would you suggest? RT @drdantepereirea there should be a celebrity edition of the #Amaizngrace for charity!! @NoOppWasted from Twitter.
Big red bold X! :gaah:

A local celebrity version of TAR is cool like Los Angeles or New York for well-known people like theatrical singers, congresspeople, and athletes, but national TAR, no.
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Post by: LoveRocked on February 28, 2013, 05:17:55 AM
Good News! I found on fb tag of Phil. Phil is young look like 80s!

Check this out.
(http://i.imgur.com/JQ13NO5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/trkB9Gk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aAehBm0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/oZgSBTA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/k2M8uYa.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ysGZBk4.jpg)
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Post by: Declive on February 28, 2013, 10:28:17 AM
 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

These are so valuable  :lol3:
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: LoveRocked on February 28, 2013, 03:35:01 PM
Guess What? I found out that Phil's picture that he young look 80s!

Check this out! look above up. :)
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on March 05, 2013, 07:10:56 AM
Nice Q&A with Phil.
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Q&A with Phil Keoghan, host of the Amazing Race

Phil Keoghan, long-time host of The Amazing Race, brought the show home to New Zealand in Season 22, right to the South Island region where he was born and raised. Learn about Phil and his favorite New Zealand spots in this Q&A exclusive for newzealand.com.

What was it like bringing the show back to New Zealand? We love having you!

This is our fourth time back to New Zealand for The Amazing Race but the first time we have spent quality time in my home town, Christchurch.  I felt tremendous pride being able to share Canterbury with not only the crew, but of course the millions of people around the world who will see what a special place we have.  Places are about people and I was beaming with pride as we made our way from challenge to challenge.  I even got to fit in a brief visit to my parents when I was home and took my team in for a cup of tea and scones.

What was your favorite challenge for the contestants?

The Shemozzle Race was so much fun and a great way for the teams to immerse themselves in a challenge that showed off the adventurous Kiwi spirit.  Lots of humor of course and sheep dogs. How could we miss mud, molasses, chicken feathers, a slide and raw eggs - the perfect ingredients for a good time. The driving challenge and jet boats were two sports that I shot in my first days in television back in the mid-1980s when we covered the Ashley Forest Rally Races and the Jet Boat Sprints.  Shooting 12 episodes of The Amazing Race in 21 days, there is a lot of luck involved - we are constantly thinking about the weather, flight schedules, so many things and when things come together and the teams have a fantastic time it really is a wonderful feeling.

Why is New Zealand a great destination for American travelers?

It’s great because New Zealand is so unique and also because we really love hosting North Americans. What I hear from so many visitors is that they love the people.  New Zealanders really do like sharing their home with visitors.  My parents are a perfect example - my Mum and Dad opened a bed and breakfast in Rolleston, really because they wanted to meet visitors. The fact is that all New Zealanders have that kind of enthusiasm for people who make the effort to travel to our country.

What do Americans not know about New Zealand that you think they should?

That it's closer than they think. A lovely meal and glass of wine on Air New Zealand, maybe a movie, then a sleep, wake up and you're there.  I actually find flying from Los Angeles to New York a longer trip because I don't sleep.  I love that we have opposite seasons, so if you want to escape a cold North American winter you can have some lovely long days in a New Zealand summer.

What are your New Zealand must dos?

• Enjoying a Pinot Noir
• Eating a traditional Kiwi lamb dinner
• Watching a game of rugby
• A farm visit
• Trying some Bluff Oysters
• Visit the Wild Foods Festival in Hokitika
• Going bungy jumping
• Taking a jet boat ride
• Swimming with dolphins
• Kayaking Abel Tasman National Park
• Eating a Peanut Slab (local candy bar)
• Taking on rapids white water rafting
• Vegemite on toast
• New Zealand Cheddar
• Rolling downhill in a Zorb
• Sailing in Auckland Harbor
• Hiking the Milford Track
• Heli Skiing
• New Chums Beach
• Tasting raw scallops
• Crayfish from Nins Bins in Kaikoura
• Kiwi coffee
• White bait patties with lemon and vinegar

What were your favorite New Zealand vacation spots growing up?

The West Coast of the South Island is where I spent many of my school holidays as my grandparents lived in Westport. My parents were really good about sharing this special part of New Zealand and of course there's nothing like having family to visit.  For the past 20 years or so I have been visiting the Coromandel, it really is a unique part of the world. There are a lot of New Zealanders who still don’t know that much about it so I'm constantly talking up its world class beaches, native forest and fresh seafood.
 
Is there anywhere The Amazing Race hasn't been in New Zealand that you would like to go?

One day I would like to get us to New Chums beach, it has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and the London Observer. You can only get there by taking a 30 minute walk along the coast then crossing over a small hill covered in native forest. Walking through the trees, it's like going through the back of the wardrobe to see another world.  I've been lucky enough to see a lot of beaches in my life but New Chums is at the top of my list.

The Amazing Race continues to be a critical and ratings success, a tough feat for a television show. Why does everyone love the show?

I wish I was an expert in knowing what makes a television show a success. The Amazing Race started with a great concept from Elise Doganieri that evolved into a captivating television show seen in hundreds of countries around the world. I would like to think that because The Amazing Race has stuck with quality choices, great casting, exciting destinations and fun challenges, that we have earned the loyalty of viewers who know they are getting entertainment that has not resorted to exploitation to keep people watching.  The Amazing Race epitomizes the meaning of collaboration and I am very grateful to be part of a very talented team.

http://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/q-and-a-with-phil-keoghan/
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Post by: Plaidmoon on March 07, 2013, 08:40:26 AM
This is more a case of Phil on the news than Phil in the news. The CBS morning news show has been having Phil Keoghan do a series of reports about New Zealand in the last week or so. Each one is 4 or 5 minutes long. I watched a couple of them. In one, Phil visited the extreme sports capitol of Queenstown and bungee jumped, rode in a race car and a rocket plane on a wire. In the other, Phil visited a wild food festival where he dined on snails, earthworms, crickets and a grub. He also washed it down with some local moonshine.

The clips can be found at:

Tour the special effects studio that did Lord Of The Rings
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142227n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142227n)

How the other half lives and vacations in New Zealand
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142229n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142229n)

The wild foods of New Zealand
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142230n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142230n)

Sheep: A major industry and tourist attraction
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142231n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142231n)

Queenstown: Adventure capital of the world
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142232n (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142232n)

I don't know if these will be viewable outside of the United States. I hope they are.
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 08, 2013, 09:23:42 PM
These are great, thank you!!

And even better, nice to see TES taking an interest in TAR again!! :hearts:

They wrote us off a while back. No more check presentations. So this is very good news indeed!
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Post by: LoveRocked on March 15, 2013, 06:00:38 PM
Q&A with Phil Keoghan, host of the Amazing Race
Phil Keoghan, long-time host of The Amazing Race, brought the show home to New Zealand in Season 22, right to the South Island region where he was born and raised. Learn about Phil and his favorite New Zealand spots in this Q&A exclusive for newzealand.com.

What was it like bringing the show back to New Zealand? We love having you!

This is our fourth time back to New Zealand for The Amazing Race but the first time we have spent quality time in my home town, Christchurch.  I felt tremendous pride being able to share Canterbury with not only the crew, but of course the millions of people around the world who will see what a special place we have.  Places are about people and I was beaming with pride as we made our way from challenge to challenge.  I even got to fit in a brief visit to my parents when I was home and took my team in for a cup of tea and scones.

What was your favorite challenge for the contestants?

The Shemozzle Race was so much fun and a great way for the teams to immerse themselves in a challenge that showed off the adventurous Kiwi spirit.  Lots of humor of course and sheep dogs. How could we miss mud, molasses, chicken feathers, a slide and raw eggs - the perfect ingredients for a good time. The driving challenge and jet boats were two sports that I shot in my first days in television back in the mid-1980s when we covered the Ashley Forest Rally Races and the Jet Boat Sprints.  Shooting 12 episodes of The Amazing Race in 21 days, there is a lot of luck involved - we are constantly thinking about the weather, flight schedules, so many things and when things come together and the teams have a fantastic time it really is a wonderful feeling.

Why is New Zealand a great destination for American travelers?

It’s great because New Zealand is so unique and also because we really love hosting North Americans. What I hear from so many visitors is that they love the people.  New Zealanders really do like sharing their home with visitors.  My parents are a perfect example - my Mum and Dad opened a bed and breakfast in Rolleston, really because they wanted to meet visitors. The fact is that all New Zealanders have that kind of enthusiasm for people who make the effort to travel to our country.

What do Americans not know about New Zealand that you think they should?

That it's closer than they think. A lovely meal and glass of wine on Air New Zealand, maybe a movie, then a sleep, wake up and you're there.  I actually find flying from Los Angeles to New York a longer trip because I don't sleep.  I love that we have opposite seasons, so if you want to escape a cold North American winter you can have some lovely long days in a New Zealand summer.

What are your New Zealand must dos?

• Enjoying a Pinot Noir
• Eating a traditional Kiwi lamb dinner
• Watching a game of rugby
• A farm visit
• Trying some Bluff Oysters
• Visit the Wild Foods Festival in Hokitika
• Going bungy jumping
• Taking a jet boat ride
• Swimming with dolphins
• Kayaking Abel Tasman National Park
• Eating a Peanut Slab (local candy bar)
• Taking on rapids white water rafting
• Vegemite on toast
• New Zealand Cheddar
• Rolling downhill in a Zorb
• Sailing in Auckland Harbor
• Hiking the Milford Track
• Heli Skiing
• New Chums Beach
• Tasting raw scallops
• Crayfish from Nins Bins in Kaikoura
• Kiwi coffee
• White bait patties with lemon and vinegar

What were your favorite New Zealand vacation spots growing up?

The West Coast of the South Island is where I spent many of my school holidays as my grandparents lived in Westport. My parents were really good about sharing this special part of New Zealand and of course there's nothing like having family to visit.  For the past 20 years or so I have been visiting the Coromandel, it really is a unique part of the world. There are a lot of New Zealanders who still don’t know that much about it so I'm constantly talking up its world class beaches, native forest and fresh seafood.
 
Is there anywhere The Amazing Race hasn't been in New Zealand that you would like to go?

One day I would like to get us to New Chums beach, it has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and the London Observer. You can only get there by taking a 30 minute walk along the coast then crossing over a small hill covered in native forest. Walking through the trees, it's like going through the back of the wardrobe to see another world.  I've been lucky enough to see a lot of beaches in my life but New Chums is at the top of my list.

The Amazing Race continues to be a critical and ratings success, a tough feat for a television show. Why does everyone love the show?

I wish I was an expert in knowing what makes a television show a success. The Amazing Race started with a great concept from Elise Doganieri that evolved into a captivating television show seen in hundreds of countries around the world. I would like to think that because The Amazing Race has stuck with quality choices, great casting, exciting destinations and fun challenges, that we have earned the loyalty of viewers who know they are getting entertainment that has not resorted to exploitation to keep people watching.  The Amazing Race epitomizes the meaning of collaboration and I am very grateful to be part of a very talented team.

http://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/q-and-a-with-phil-keoghan/
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Post by: apskip on March 15, 2013, 06:28:52 PM
Loverocked,

Look at Reply #677 by Oddarane posted March 5. That interview of Phil was already in this thread. It's obvious that you don't bother to read the thread before posting.
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Post by: LoveRocked on March 16, 2013, 05:52:36 AM
Loverocked,

Look at Reply #677 by Oddarane posted March 5. That interview of Phil was already in this thread. It's obvious that you don't bother to read the thread before posting.

lol. ooops.. sorry. whoops.
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on March 27, 2013, 04:28:49 PM
I don't know how old this q&a is, but it's very nice read.
-------------

Q&A with Phil Keoghan

ShareThis

1. The last time I slept eight hours or more was:
on my last flight to New Zealand. I had four return trips from L.A. last month, and I savor every moment I get to sleep.

2. The three most-listened-to songs on my playlist:
Andrew Keoghan, “Another Day”; Greg Johnson, “Isabelle”; and Ayub Ogada, “Kronkrohinko.”

3. Even when I work 16-hours days, I always find time to:
Hug my daughter.

4.My diet is best described as:
high-fiber.

5.The words I live by are:
No Opportunity Wasted- NOW.

6.My favorite type of massage is:
Deep tissue/ Sports massage

7.My healthiest habit is:
I break a sweat every day and love working:

My least healthy is:
I love chocolate and will eat any I see.

8.Vitamins:
Every day, plus a shot of 13 in the gluteus maximus before I shoot any series of Race.

9. I feel my best when I’m:
with family and friends.

10. I am a
nonsmoker.

11. The self-help book I’d actually recommend is:
No Opportunity Wasted- NOW. Why? Because I wrote it.

12. The best health advice anyone ever gave me was:
Listen to your body to know what to eat, and break a sweat every day.

http://cbswatchmagazine.com/blog/2009/08/07/qa-with-phil-keoghan/
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: Oddarane on April 18, 2013, 08:33:52 AM
Check out Phil's latest project

http://thephilkeoghanproject.com
Title: Re: Phil in the news ..
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2013, 10:03:48 AM
‘Amazing Race’ host plans new show
By SEAN DALY
Last Updated: 10:57 AM, April 29, 2013
Posted: 10:42 PM, April 28, 2013
Phil Keoghan is getting another job.

The longtime “Amazing Race” host will produce and may become the face of a new, even more grueling competition show that could air later this year.

Under the working title, “The Phil Keoghan Project,” casting is underway for the new show for CBS.

“How hard-core are you?” a casting announcement asks. “Do you have mental and physical stamina that’s off the charts?

Producers are promising “gut busting mental and physical challenges designed to break mind and body.”

The new show will not impact his future with “The Amazing Race,” an insider says.

 
Colin Douglas GrayAfter being considered, but passed over, for the hosting job on “Survivor,” New Zealand-born Keoghan, 45, joined the around-the-world competition in 2001.

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/amazing_race_host_plans_new_show_3lnZdf65aaVXCgKZzOtF4J (http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/amazing_race_host_plans_new_show_3lnZdf65aaVXCgKZzOtF4J)
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Post by: Oddarane on May 04, 2013, 11:10:52 AM
'Amazing Race' Host Phil Keoghan Spills Secrets on Season 22 Finale
8:00 AM PDT 5/3/2013 by Kimberly Nordyke
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Sunday's episode of CBS' reality competition takes the teams to Ireland and Washington, D.C. "We even got the president involved," the host tells THR.

One team is about to be named the winner of The Amazing Race's 22nd season.

Ahead of the two-hour broadcast, host Phil Keoghan gives The Hollywood Reporter a preview of what fans can expect to see -- and shares some of his thoughts on the season's most memorable moments.

The Hollywood Reporter: Were you surprised by any of the teams that made it to the final four?

Phil Keoghan: I was very surprised with Max and Katie. They started out this Race near the back of the pack and seemed to be out of sync for the first half of the Race. But I think the turning point was when they got to Botswana and were pulled over for speeding. They’ve really come into their own over the past couple of episodes and seem to be firing on all cylinders, especially winning the last leg. They’re certainly not lacking any confidence right now -- let’s hope they haven’t peaked too early.

THR: Can you give our readers a preview of the finale?

Keoghan: We have a great two-hour finale. We start in Belfast, Ireland, with bog snorkeling, which is a fascinating local sport there in Ireland that was dreamed up over a pint of beer. It’s extremely claustrophobic and much tougher than it looks … trying to swim in the frigid, dirty water … the perfect recipe for a cramp. We’ll get down to the final three teams in Belfast before heading out to our nation’s capital in Washington, where we send the teams around to a ton of historical landmarks. And once again, it’s a very close finish. The cool thing is that since our last visit, you’ll now get to see D.C. in HD. We even got the president involved.

THR: Mona and Beth are certainly the outsiders at this point. Do they still have a shot at winning?

Keoghan: The "roller derby moms" are a very strong team -- just think about what they do for a living. You can absolutely never count this team out of the mix. If they have any weakness, it’s that they don’t seem to be good with directions. And in terms of being outsiders, I don’t really think alliances come into play at this stage of the game. It’s every man or woman for themselves on Sunday night. If there’s one thing you can say about an Amazing Race finish, it’s that for more than a decade, it’s been unpredictable.

THR: Looking back over the season, what was your favorite moment?

Keoghan: For me, it was the Schemozzle Race in New Zealand. That was my old high school friend’s farm. I was really proud to share my homeland and friends with the viewers, the cast and of course, the crew. The ariel footage over the Rakaia River was just breathtaking. Also, the best reactions all season came from watching the teams see a live scorpion go inside the mouth of a bushman in Botswana. Max’s expression was priceless.

THR: What was the moment that surprised you the most?

Keoghan: Big surprise for me were the firemen [Matthew Davis and Daniel Moss] getting eliminated in the first leg.

THR: Chuck and Wynona were eliminated because they failed to follow the clue properly and rolled the cheese down the hill instead of transporting it on the sled. In this last episode, I half expected Bates and Anthony to get some sort of penalty for carrying the whiskey barrels instead of rolling them in the last leg. What was the difference this time?

Keoghan:  While the challenge was called “Whiskey Rollin,” the clue simply told them to transport the barrels under their own power -- meaning they could have balanced them on their heads if they wanted to … so they didn’t break any rules.

THR: Dave and Connor were extremely impressive, winning legs even with Dave's injury. How hard is it for you to see a strong team like forced to drop out?

Keoghan: It was one of the toughest moments in this Race for me. I loved those guys particularly because of the father/son relationship, which reminds me so much of my dad. They played the game the way you should play it, and despite being dealt an unfortunate injury, they competed to the very end, snagging two first-place finishes and quickly established themselves as one of our favorite teams in such a short amount of time. I always knew they would be tough competitors knowing what they’ve been through with cancer and also because they both participate in the toughest sport on earth -- cycling. I would have loved to see how far they could have gone if they could have stuck it out.

THR: What was your reaction to John and Jessica being eliminated with an express pass?

Keoghan: Oy vey

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/amazing-race-finale-phil-keoghan-451186
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Post by: RachelLeVega on May 04, 2013, 11:26:50 PM
Wow, the shemozzle Roadblock took place at his grade school friend's farm. Didn't know that. :oh It mist have been pretty difficult to set up that... obstacle course.
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Post by: apskip on May 05, 2013, 12:14:24 PM
Not really. Hunterville provides a model for shemozzle races:

 The feature race, the Shepherds' Shemozzle, now entering its 15th year is run mid afternoon.  This gruelling cross country obstacle event is centred around the Shepherds and their Huntaway dogs competing over an endurance and obstacle course.  Previous years have seen competitors swallowing raw eggs, munching on dry weetbix washed down with a can of warm beer, huhu bugs with cold cooking oil or a sheep's eye and cream! What delicacy will be available this year?

The route and finer details of the Shepherds' Shemozzle are not revealed to contestants until the Shepherd's meeting minutes before the race.  In 2007 the course underwent a major change with the race starting in town.  Since 2010 the Shepherds started in the Town Hall and when they hit the road they had no idea where to find their beloved Huntaway Dogs who were none the wiser and quite happily enjoying being tied up in the main streets with 83 other Huntaway Dogs minus their owners.  The mudslide also returned and was super slick and ultra muddy thanks to the hard work of the race committee and loyal support from the farm owner Nigel Price.  Who knows what the race will involve next year - the only thing that organisers can guarantee is that the Shepherds' Shemozzle will be just that "A Shemozzle".
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Post by: Oddarane on May 13, 2013, 10:57:00 AM
Wasting No Time – Living in the “NOW” with Phil Keoghan
Posted on May 13, 2013 by GlutenFreeFind   

We are so excited to share the chat we had with the amazingly talented and iconic Phil Keoghan! Phil Keoghan is an adventure TV personality, host of the multi-Emmy Award-winning series ‘The Amazing Race’. He has worked in over 70 countries around the world as host, producer, writer and cameraman on more than 1,000 TV episodes!

‘No Opportunity Wasted’ (NOW) is the result of a near-death experience Phil had at age 19. Phil reflected on the importance of seizing the day, and this became his life approach. He wrote a list for life: a list of things he wanted to do during his life. He has already broken a world record for bungee jumping, dove the world’s longest underwater cave, and renewed his wedding vows underwater while hand-feeding sharks! Phil has been profiled in People magazine and TV Guide, and has been featured repeatedly on Oprah.

Phil is a dedicated philanthropist who gives back to adults and children – from those fighting chronic illness, to those who want to fulfil their dreams of becoming an athlete. Phil’s ride across America raised over $500,000 for people with Multiple Sclerosis.Phil realized that his physical adventure could raise funds for research so children can grow up without fear of MS and can live their lives NOW. Phil is also helping give young athletes around the world the chance to fulfill their dreams as professional cyclists.

Phil co-created and co-produced a number of original series, including ‘Keoghan’s Heroes’, a show profiling thrill-seekers around the world; ‘The Human Edge’, a technology show for National Geographic Television; and ‘Phil Keoghan’s Adventure Crazy’, a series for the Travel Channel and Discovery International. He also hosted ‘FOX After Breakfast’ for FOX, ‘Surprise, Surprise’ for CBS and ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ for A&E.

During a 2001 Oprah appearance, Phil said, “The more I live, the more I want to live, and the more I want to help others live their once-in-a-lifetime dreams.” It’s Phil’s mantra. Now, on Discovery Channel’s new series ‘No Opportunity Wasted’ – which he created and hosts – Phil challenges others to live out their dreams. Here is what Phil had to share with us in a recent chat, and we did not waste any opportunities in asking him lots of questions!

Do you live a gluten-free lifestyle, and if so, how did you end up gluten-free?

I am not strictly gluten-free but I do try to avoid gluten as much as possible.   A diet low in gluten or gluten-free always makes me feel a lot healthier!!  I notice the difference.

Can you share how you arrived at your “No Opportunity Wasted” personal life philosophy?

It was prompted by a near death experience at 19. It was then that I decided to live my life by a life list. No more “woulda, coulda, shoulda.”  ”Ditch the Excuses and Live Life NOW” became my mantra. My full story is on www.nooppportunitywasted.com

What has been your greatest achievement or “No Opportunity Wasted” success in life?

Four years ago I rode across America on my bicycle. I set out with three goals….to undertake the biggest physical and mental challenge of my life,  spend quality time with my father who drove the support  van,  and work towards raising a million dollars for MS, my charity.  With 100 percent of the proceeds of the film going to MS,  my wife and I consider this to be one of our greatest achievements in life.

What led you to create your No Opportunity Wasted Energy Bars?

After traveling around the world for 25 years as a television host, I am always on the look out for the perfect energy bar,  that will meet all my nutritional needs. My schedule on the road can be grueling, traveling to places where it’s impossible to get fresh food. I had tried almost every bar out there, but nothing seemed to taste really good and meet my nutritional needs,  so I decided to design my own bar.  Made with manuka honey from New Zealand (my home country),  packed with chia seeds, gluten free and full of flavor, my bars do the trick!  I dare you to try one and not fall in love with the taste.

Through your work with No Opportunity Wasted Energy bars, you are helping so many North Americans choose healthy snack and refueling options, and in particular you are helping the gluten-intolerant community. What are your goals for your No Opportunity Wasted product line?

It’s imperative that we as a nation need a more active life and to make healthier food choices.   Whether it’s playing in the school yard, hitting the trails, or taking on the biggest challenge of your life or just daily challenges,  No Opportunity Wasted Nutrition is there to “Power Your Adventure” and help you “Ditch the Excuses” and “Live Life NOW!”

What are your career goals going forward, and are there other opportunities you would like to embark on?

I am about to embark on the biggest physical and mental challenge of my life and trust me I will be fueled by my No Opportunity Wasted Energy Bar. In July I will leave Paris to travel around France on a 1928 bicycle. I will average 150 miles a day for 22 days to honor the Australasian team who rode the Tour de France.  Proceeds from my film will go to MS. This is hands down the hardest thing I have attempted to do in my life so far!!!

Do you have any tips or advice for those newly diagnosed with gluten intolerance?

Thankfully being gluten intolerant has been embraced by the food industry so there are a lot of choices for great gluten-free products out there.  People who are not gluten intolerant are still opting for a gluten-free lifestyle as they see the benefits.   So being gluten free is not only for the gluten intolerant, it’s for people who want to be healthier and live longer.

Any final thoughts?

Try my No Opportunity Wasted Energy Bar. You will not be disappointed. And follow my ride in July 2013 on www.noopportunitywasted.com

You can purchase Phil’s healthy, gluten-free No Opportunity Wasted Energy (NOW) Bars, which come in an assortment of delicious flavors including the new A3 bar and trail mix varieties at GlutenFreeSmartStore.com.

You can be certain that the GlutenFreeFind.com team will be following Phil and his July Ride for MS, as well as all of his current and future work. We are inspired by you and your philosophies on how to live life to the fullest, thank you Phil Keoghan! ♦

http://www.glutenfreefind.com/blog/wasting-no-time-living-in-the-now-with-phil-keoghan/
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 20, 2013, 07:48:48 AM
Phil Keoghan 1 day ago
Starting 3800 mile #LeRide scout in #France 2day thx to @TheBestWestern team for supporting our adventure #MS http://t.co/4Cs5LGHf17 http://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/336008474171432960/photo/1


Phil Keoghan 2 hours ago
Day2 #LeRide scout #France thx @TheBestWestern and @Ford #MS 3300 mile to go! http://t.co/HRiv15rpFe http://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/336418387313971200/photo/1
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Post by: theschnauzers on May 20, 2013, 12:00:57 PM
I take it to mean that filming for TAR couldn't be starting before he returns from this particular trip; and a 3800 mile ride is about the same as his cross-country bike ride a few years ago.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 20, 2013, 01:47:06 PM
I think this is still just a scouting trip, real ride July sometime. ???
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 21, 2013, 10:08:23 AM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 6h Jumping to it day3 @TheBestWestern #LeRide scout #France @NoOppWasted pic.twitter.com/BasWW2IQ6p
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 22, 2013, 11:37:06 AM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 8h Day4 #LeRide scout #France 1100 miles in the can pouring rain ... Need coffee!
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2013, 07:21:52 AM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 18h #LeRide scout was going so well today but we were stopped in our tracks! #France #1928Tdf @NoOppWasted pic.twitter.com/sX6XfmSovt

Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 5h .@NoOppWasted Col d'Aubisque #Pyrenees #LeRide scout #France 1500 miles complete ready for Day5 #Cycling #MS @Ford pic.twitter.com/RecT4jroZ8
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 25, 2013, 02:56:36 AM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 9h 2,306 miles at end of day6 #LeRide scout thanks to @TheBestWestern for making me feel like I'm coming home every night @NoOppWasted @Sony
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 27, 2013, 06:55:35 AM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 3h Day9 #LeRide scout #France 2700 miles covered thx to @SonyProUSA @Garmin @TheBestWestern #TdF1928 #MS #Cyling @NoOppWasted

       Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 25 May My buddy Scott feeling @NoOppWasted in #France #LeRide scout #Cycling #Tdf 1928 pic.twitter.com/EQmZDTx37D

Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 25 May Got essentials for Day7 #LeRide scout #France map @Sony @Seagate @Garmin @NoOppWasted #Cycling @TheBestWestern pic.twitter.com/Kti2Lq2NOJ
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 29, 2013, 01:43:10 PM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 13h #LeRide #1928Tdf scout #France 10Days, 3,341 miles in a trusty @Ford next time I'm on these roads will be on a bike! pic.twitter.com/jQdH6rILdy

Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 4h #Heathrow to #LAX on @FlyAirNZ fantastic flight back home thank you team! @NoOppWasted
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Post by: Jobby on May 29, 2013, 02:36:19 PM
HE'S GOING BACK TO USA! COULD BE THIS SUNDAY! :colors
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Post by: Oddarane on June 03, 2013, 04:44:40 PM
The website for #LeRide is up.

http://philkeoghanleride.com
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Post by: Oddarane on June 04, 2013, 07:50:01 AM
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tv-host-phil-keoghan-and-novartis-team-up-to-inspire-people-with-ms-through-innovative-tandem-cycling-campaign-2013-06-04
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Post by: redwings8831 on June 04, 2013, 08:46:50 AM
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tv-host-phil-keoghan-and-novartis-team-up-to-inspire-people-with-ms-through-innovative-tandem-cycling-campaign-2013-06-04

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Since 2011, Together in MS tandem cycling teams, which include the NOW and Novartis for MS professional women cyclists and people living with MS, have ridden about 1,000 miles on tandem bicycles at 15 National MS Society Bike MS events across the country to raise awareness and inspire people. This year's tour begins on June 8 in Duluth, Minn. with a total of five stops nationwide, including: Denver, Colo. (June 29), Seattle, Wash. (Sept. 7), Morristown, N.J. (Sept. 21) and Ventura, Calif. (Oct. 12).
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 05, 2013, 08:39:51 AM
Keoghan and Lyalls will be riding tandem in the Seattle, Morristown and Ventura rides.

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Post by: slayton on June 17, 2013, 11:10:55 PM
Tom Bergeron tweeted this roundtable interview in which Phil was involved. 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/print/568560

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Post by: Plaidmoon on June 18, 2013, 09:56:24 AM
Tom Bergeron tweeted this roundtable interview in which Phil was involved. 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/print/568560

That was a very interesting discussion with the hosts of about a half dozen reality shows. I thought this was the best part about TAR. Phil gives his thoughts about why the Family Edition was a bad idea:

TheHollywoodReporter: Looking back, is there a scene or moment on your show that you wish hadn't aired?

Klum: Thankfully, I don't have anything like that.

Jackson: I don't think there's any moment on Idol I wish hadn't aired. If you're calling yourself a real reality show, you have to show it all.

Keoghan: I wish we hadn't done the family version of Amazing Race, but I'm proud that we tried it. It didn't work, and it came back to the whole thing of having to eliminate kids. It's hard enough to eliminate anybody because they want to be there so badly, and I had to look into a kid's eyes with the tears pouring down with a raised eyebrow and dramatic pause, cameras coming in: "I'm sorry to tell you, you've been eliminated."

Klum: You're a monster, Mr. Keoghan.

Keoghan: So we do the family version of The Amazing Race, and the very first family that I have to eliminate is the Black family, who happen to be black. They were an amazing family, and I was talking to the father about how he wanted to be addressed. He said, "I want to be called the Black family. I'm very proud of my name, and I'm proud to be black." I was like, OK, and so we go to Harlem, and I'm doing a school visit, and I'm standing on the stage thinking, "How am I going to do this?" It's 800 kids, and I go, "And now from The Amazing Race: Family Version, please welcome …" And I just didn't know what else to say but "the Black family." I thought I was going to be killed, and then Mr. Black, thankfully, came up and said, "Hey, settle down, that's our name, we're Black, and we're brown." He saved my life. I guess I wish that hadn't aired.

Lakshmi: That's great television, clearly.

Bergeron: Week two, he gets rid of the Honky family.

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Post by: Jimmer on June 18, 2013, 10:09:49 AM
Eliminating kids was really sad, but I loved that season! I just don't know why but I did! I'm glad they did it! :hrt:
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 18, 2013, 10:25:44 AM
Every time I need a cry...I think of Carissa trying SO hard to be brave, and doing a great job too! I would have been a puddle, lol.
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Post by: Candi Lee on July 03, 2013, 09:57:57 AM
Don Scott and Marty Bass have Coffee With Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan.

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/07/03/wednesday-july-3-2013/
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Post by: Alenaveda on July 05, 2013, 04:46:22 PM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan 3min

1st bike ride in 25 days I was in a #Jetlag fog training for #LeRide with @benpeetee only 23 days to #France http://philkeoghanleride.com
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Post by: Oddarane on August 13, 2013, 05:21:58 PM
Check out the video blogs from Phil's journey around France.

www.philkeoghanleride.com
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From twitter about an hr ago: @philkeoghan: Can't wait to complete #LeRide as a film #4K with @SonyElectronics coming to a big screen soon:) $ for #MS more than 100,000 vertical so far
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Post by: Oddarane on September 05, 2013, 04:33:41 AM
Reality host to lead ‘Amazing’ ride

by JANIS REID,  Whidbey News Times Staff Reporter
posted Sep 2, 2013 at 8:49 AM

More than 2,000 people from Seattle and the surrounding areas will be traversing a route through Skagit and Island counties to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis Sept 7-8.

Among those pedaling will be Phil Keoghan, host of TV’s reality show “The Amazing Race.”

Keoghan is founder of No Opportunity Wasted and an advocate of MS research who is working with the tandem cycling organization called Together in MS.

Whidbey Island has been a regular destination each of the three years of the event.

The route offers riders an opportunity to “test their endurance on several dynamic courses each day, ranging from 22 to 97 miles, offering views of stunning landscapes as well as access to several stocked rest stops,” said Rick Desimone.

Desimone is handling public relations for the event.

The two-day Washington Bike MS Ride begins and ends at the Skagit County Fairgrounds.

During the two-day ride, cyclists can traverse one of four courses each day ranging from 22 to 97 miles, turning around at La Conner, Deception Pass, downtown Oak Harbor or North Penn Cove.

Keoghan will be pedaling on a tandem bicycle in this year’s ride, along with Regina Lyalls, a mother and professional who is living with MS.

Her connection to the Bike MS rides is personal. On the same day she received her first Bike MS ride registration packet, her doctor called with her diagnosis. Lyalls is determined to continue forward on her path and not allow her disease to take her away from what she loves to do — cycle.

Lyalls attributes her determination to the many dedicated individuals she has met through the Together in MS program.

The Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society sponsors three rides annually: the one in Washington, one in Montana which occurred in August and one in Alaska which is occurring Sept. 7-8 as well.

According to organizers, the campaign seeks to inspire the MS community by showing that MS does not have to define or limit the aspirations of the more than 400,000 people in this country who are living with the disease.

There are 100 Bike MS events a year all around the country.

Keoghan has been telling stories in front of TV cameras for 25 years. His work has earned him numerous awards, including nine prime-time Emmy Awards as a producer and host of the CBS’s The Amazing Race.

Since 2011, the Together in MS tandem cycling teams have ridden approximately 1,200 miles at 17 National MS Society Bike MS events across the country to help raise awareness of MS in local communities.

Together in MS will participate in a series of five Bike MS rides across the country in 2013.

• For information about Together in MS, visit www.together inms.com

 
JANIS REID,  Whidbey News Times Staff Reporter
jreid@whidbeynewsgroup.com

http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/community/222067291.html
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Post by: Oddarane on September 24, 2013, 01:40:54 AM
Keoghan's Amazing Race

JAMES CROOT
Last updated 05:00 24/09/2013

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Simplicity. That's the key to the success of The Amazing Race, believes its host Phil Keoghan.

"Many reality shows over the years have tried to do complicated, outrageous formats to get people's attention but we've stuck to essentially the same easily defined idea - people following clues and racing around the world for a prize," the Lincoln-born 46-year-old says down the phoneline from Los Angeles.

"Like any idea though the challenge is executing it. Fortunately, we have a group of people who are the best at what they do and have kept the standards up for more than a decade."

New Zealand is currently airing the 22nd edition of Race and tonight's episode the first of two set in our backyard, something Keoghan is proud to have helped negotiate.

"Our executive producer Bertram van Munster came to me and asked me about another visit to New Zealand (their fourth overall) and I asked him whether it would be possible to go to my hometown Christchurch because I really felt it would give the region a real boost (after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes) and a well-needed Vitamin B injection in the gluteus maximus - if you know what I'm saying.

"To his credit, he really embraced the idea and so I worked to put together some challenges with Canterbury Tourism, who I've been an ambassador for, and New Zealand Tourism and Air New Zealand, and collectively we all came up with some great stuff."

Keoghan says he particularly enjoyed working with people who are his friends and, in the true Canterbury tradition, from his high school (St Andrew's College).

"Christchurch Airport chief operating officer Andrew Lester was my classmate and cricket teammate. I got a tremendous sense of pride out of being able to bring the production to Christchurch in November last year, but also the fact that tens of millions of people around the world will see that Canterbury was open for business, which I hope will have positive effects for the region."

Keoghan says competition for showcase slots on the show is now fierce, a far cry from when they started out. "In the beginning it was about us reaching out.

People were like 'what are you doing'?, 'how does that work'? and we had to convince people it would be something good to be a part of. Now, because we're a global phenomenon airing in more than 100 countries we get a lot of people coming to us saying 'we would love to host you and this is what you could do'.

So does that mean there aren't places left where Race is not known? "There are definitely still places where they don't know what it is, but for the most part our cameras give us away.

"You know the world has changed so much, six years ago we could pretty much keep everything a secret, but now with Twitter people can throw up a photograph of teams waiting for a flight and provide updates. However, for the most part our fans are very respectful about not spoiling it for people."

A big fan of social media, Keoghan says he's not worried about things leaking out into the public arena now. "If people find out that this season goes to Christchurch and the contestants take part in a shemozzle how does that affect their wanting to watch the show? That doesn't tell them what happened, what transpired. Did somebody have a breakdown? What was the drama that took place? If we're just talking about the nuts and bolts then to me that only entice people - 'oh man, I got to watch that show to see what happens'."

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Surprisingly the question Keoghan says he's most asked is what he does when the team's are running around. "Really all you've got to do is the maths. We do 80,000 to 100,000km each season. Divide that by 21 days, then work out that we're going to upwards of a dozen countries and factor in all the flight times, challenges and places I go to and then ask yourself 'how much time is left over'? As soon as the last teams come in I'm on the next flight out so I can arrive at the next destination before they do."

But what happens if there's bad weather? "Yeah, that can be the worst for us. We're just constantly praying that the cameras are going to be able to see how beautiful places are - because we get one shot, one windows and if we happen to roll the wrong dice on the weather you're done - there's nothing you can do about it. This is not Discovery Channel where you can sit and wait for six weeks for a bird to come out of a nest."

It's that fast-paced, high-stakes nature that Keoghan believes keeps viewers and contestants coming back to the show. "It grows exponentially each season - it's ridiculous, it's insane. Now of course we have people who want to be a part of the show who aren't US citizens - and fortunately there are now enough franchises around the world,  including Australian, Asian, Canadian and Israeli Amazing Races, people can apply for.

"I think the interest in competing is increasing because people see it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Also, we've established a reputation that we're not about humiliating people for the sake of making television."

Still enthusiastic about his own involvement in the show ("I'm loving it - it's always fresh and stimulating"), Keoghan admits it's a far cry from his first television job almost 20 years ago, working in Studios 3 and 4 in the former TVNZ building on Gloucester St, Christchurch.

He admits to still being very fond of his home province and is actually currently working on a documentary about one of it's less heralded heroes.  Filmed during the recent running of the 100th Tour De France, Le Ride sees Keoghan retracing the 1928 Tour course using a period cycle.

The Australasian team of that tour (the first English-speaking team to compete in the great race) that Keoghan and his colleagues are paying tribute to included Cantabrian Harry Watson. "We just want to let people know who he is. It's going to play in theatres and hopefully on the Showtime channel here in the US, but I'm also hopeful it will get to cinemas in New Zealand as well."

The Amazing Race 7.30pm, Tonight (Tuesday), TV2

- © Fairfax NZ News

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv/9199000/Keoghans-Amazing-Race
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Post by: ZouLy on October 01, 2013, 11:52:20 PM

Phil Keoghan’s 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

The Amazing Race host shares with BuzzFeed his personal adventures from a lifetime of travel.
posted on September 29, 2013 at 12:57pm EDT
Ashley Perez


In honor of Season 23 of The Amazing Race BuzzFeed Travel spoke to adventurer and TAR host Phil Keoghan to find out his favorite destinations from around the world.

CBS
Below is a collection of Phil’s personal photos and memories:

16. Indonesia

(http://i.imgur.com/yMFAvjh.jpg)

“Indonesia is comprised of more than 17,000 islands and might be the most culturally diverse place on Earth. We could visit this surprising destination 100 times and still find something new and exciting for Amazing Race.”


--> We've only been there for 4 times..which could means there's still 96 visits to go  :yess: :cheer: :conf: :hearts: :funny:


Read the rest: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/phil-keoghans-23-destinations-you-have-to-see-before-you-die
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Post by: Oddarane on November 04, 2013, 05:04:44 PM
Found this interview from Nov 1th

http://ktla.com/2013/11/01/phil-keoghan-and-sam-share-a-love-for-cycling/
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Post by: Air on November 04, 2013, 05:18:24 PM
ZouLy...that isn't a good thing :lol:
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Post by: RachelLeVega on November 04, 2013, 08:42:10 PM

Phil Keoghan’s 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

The Amazing Race host shares with BuzzFeed his personal adventures from a lifetime of travel.
posted on September 29, 2013 at 12:57pm EDT
Ashley Perez


In honor of Season 23 of The Amazing Race BuzzFeed Travel spoke to adventurer and TAR host Phil Keoghan to find out his favorite destinations from around the world.

CBS
Below is a collection of Phil’s personal photos and memories:

16. Indonesia

(http://i.imgur.com/yMFAvjh.jpg)

“Indonesia is comprised of more than 17,000 islands and might be the most culturally diverse place on Earth. We could visit this surprising destination 100 times and still find something new and exciting for Amazing Race.”


--> We've only been there for 4 times..which could means there's still 96 visits to go  :yess: :cheer: :conf: :hearts: :funny:


Read the rest: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/phil-keoghans-23-destinations-you-have-to-see-before-you-die
Gag me with a spoon and fix me up a trip to Bangladesh. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'd rather see India again than watch another boring episode of Indonesia. All the times the race has visited Indonesia, it has been a snooze button for me.
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Post by: Theo on November 04, 2013, 09:10:30 PM
ZouLy...that isn't a good thing :lol:

I love you, Airlines <3 :lol:
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Post by: Oddarane on November 12, 2013, 03:05:42 PM
http://news.creativecow.net/story/873547
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Post by: Oddarane on December 30, 2013, 03:58:38 PM
Congrats to Phil on his New Zealand Order of Merit. Well deserved for all the work he does.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/20545355/this-is-your-life-moment-for-bob-parker/
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Post by: Oddarane on January 23, 2014, 06:32:09 AM
Emett and Keoghan for Open

Last updated 14:47 23/01/2014
   
TV host Phil Keoghan and Kiwi chef Josh Emett have signed up to play in the New Zealand Gold Open in Queenstown.

Keoghan, who has worked in tv for 20 years, is no stranger to Queenstown and is a guest of the Milford Track Guided Walk team.

"During my career I've always tried to find an excuse for shooting in Queenstown, so I simply can't wait to come back again. I just never thought it would be for golf," Keoghan said.

He is best known for his role as presenter for The Amazing Race.

"Queenstown is also where I broke a world bungee jump record, leaping with commercial bungy jumping inventor Henry Van Asch. You never know, he might get me up there again! 

New Zealand Master Chef judge Josh Emett will also join the celebrity pack.

Emett has two restaurants in Queenstown - Rata and his new venture Madam Woos - and said he was looking forward to "a different sort of challenge".

Although no stranger to the limelight, Emett, who is a guest of Michael Hill Jewellers in the tournament, confessed that "teeing off in front of a crowd of people, quite frankly, terrifies me".

"My game needs plenty of work but I've been hitting the driving range and getting in a few rounds."

The four day tournament will also feature major Australasian sporting celebrities - former cricketers Stephen Fleming, Ricky Ponting, Allan Border and Mark Richardsonand rugby greats Jeff Wilson, Justin Marshall and Nick Farr-Jones. Also joining the field is former New Zealand netballer Julie Coney, ex All Blacks Andrew Mehrtens and Andy Haden and ex All Black coach John Hart.

Today's announcement comes hot on the heels of news that well-known American dancer, choreographer and model Cris Judd will also join the field alongside Australian rugby great Wendell Sailor.

Tournament Director Michael Glading said:  "There are certainly some old sporting rivalries at play this year and it'll be great to see everyone's competitive natures come out in force.''

The NZ Open is on from February 27 to Sunday March 2.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/sport/9642384/Emett-and-Keoghan-for-Open
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 28, 2014, 08:01:52 PM
Richard Lee and his partner Phil have taken the lead in the NZ Open. But after watching this...you'll wonder how!! Nice pants Phil!   :funny: :funny: :funny:

http://tvnz.co.nz/golf-news/kiwi-lee-takes-control-nz-open-video-5854627 (http://tvnz.co.nz/golf-news/kiwi-lee-takes-control-nz-open-video-5854627)
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 01, 2014, 10:14:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/jGsv6NPcwBw
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Post by: Slowhatch on March 02, 2014, 04:34:42 PM
Thanks for the video. It's interesting to hear the high rising terminals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_rising_terminal) sneak back into his speech whenever he's back with his homies.  ;)
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Post by: Oddarane on March 02, 2014, 06:17:42 PM
Another golf picture.

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg273/Viflee/PK/PhilCoolGolf_zpsb924c5ed.jpg) (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/Viflee/media/PK/PhilCoolGolf_zpsb924c5ed.jpg.html)
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Post by: theschnauzers on March 02, 2014, 06:29:04 PM
I haven't seen pants like that since the 1960s Miami Beach. Where's the light switch to turn them off?
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 02, 2014, 08:03:05 PM
^^ :lol:

I did love Phil golfing in a kilt...but OMG those pants!!
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Post by: Plaidmoon on March 03, 2014, 04:06:17 PM
Here's a couple more pictures of Phil from the New Zealand Open taken from the Australian PGA web site. His pants are slightly less flamboyant.

Phil's professional partner, Richard Lee, finished tied for 4th in the tournament. I couldn't find out where the team of Richard Lee and Phil Keoghan finished as the Australian PGA site only listed the top 10 teams and Phil's team wasn't in the top 10. 

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/plaidmoon/PhilKeoghanNewZealandOpenMarch2014_zps9707a1f6.jpg)

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/plaidmoon/PhilKeoghanNewZealandOpen2March2014_zps9e898086.jpg)
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 08, 2014, 10:38:23 AM
Travel Tips! (and a clip from EP 3!)

http://on.aol.com/video/phil-keoghan-s-travel-secrets-518150179
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Post by: Oddarane on March 14, 2014, 12:46:47 PM
Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan visits National Library of Australia

Date: March 15, 2014 - 12:09AM


The host of Amazing Race Phil Keoghan was in Canberra on Friday but without the usual cohort of backpack-toting contestants.

New Zealand-born Keoghan visited the National Library of Australia to research its H.F. Opperman collection for a documentary, according to the library’s Facebook page.

Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, or "Oppy", was famous for his endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s. He later became a politician and died in 1996 aged 91.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-visits-national-library-of-australia-20140314-34sp0.html#ixzz2vxbHWUS2
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Post by: theamazingracer21 on March 14, 2014, 08:23:16 PM
I just saw this on the Canberra Times homepage and I was like "OMG I was within 5km of Phil"

I have to find him and take a photo with him.

Update: No success today:( but I hope he enjoyed his time in Canberra and tonight's fireworks on the lake and please come again.
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Post by: theamazingracer21 on March 14, 2014, 08:33:47 PM
Here is the Facebook post that the National Library posted.

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National Library of Australia
Yesterday at 9:11pm ·
Today The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan came in to visit the Library - researching the H.F. Opperman collection for a forthcoming documentary.
He was not the last to arrive, and will remain in the race! http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2604354
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Post by: Plaidmoon on March 15, 2014, 07:34:18 AM
Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan visits National Library of Australia

Date: March 15, 2014 - 12:09AM


The host of Amazing Race Phil Keoghan was in Canberra on Friday but without the usual cohort of backpack-toting contestants.

New Zealand-born Keoghan visited the National Library of Australia to research its H.F. Opperman collection for a documentary, according to the library’s Facebook page.

Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, or "Oppy", was famous for his endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s. He later became a politician and died in 1996 aged 91.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan-visits-national-library-of-australia-20140314-34sp0.html#ixzz2vxbHWUS2

You know you're a star when you make a trip to the library and it generates international interest.  :funny:
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Post by: Oddarane on March 18, 2014, 06:05:33 AM
Phil honored with MNZM
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'Amazing Race' host credits success to grandparents


Award-winning television host Phil Keoghan has credited his hard-working West Coast grandparents for his achievements.

Keoghan, 46, received his New Zealand Order of Merit insignia at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington today.

"My first thought went to my grandparents. It was like a thank you to them for giving me the opportunities.

The Santa Monica-based host of the Amazing Race donned a navy Prada suit and blue tie for the occasion. He has won nine Emmys as host and producer of the show, and is also an ambassador for multiple sclerosis. Today he was formally recognised for services as a television presenter and to tourism.

"My parents came up from Christchurch and my in-laws came over from Sydney so that was wonderful because we all got together as a family last night," he said.

Keoghan, who grew up in Lincoln, said he had strong memories of the time he spent with his grandparents in Westport.

"My grandfather didn't get a chance to go school, and he became a mechanic.

"My other grandfather was a carpenter and my grandmother wasn't allowed to go to college [university] because she was a girl.

"In a way, it was kind of like a way to reflect on the opportunities I have as a result of my grandparents creating opportunities for my parents."

Before today's ceremony, Keoghan had been in Sydney for the filming of a documentary about Harry Watson - the first New Zealander to ride in the Tour de France.

He is due to fly to Auckland tomorrow then onto Los Angeles.

He was one of 25 people honoured at this morning's investiture ceremony in Wellington.

http://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/latest-hottest/295573/amazing-race-host-credits-success-grandparents
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 18, 2014, 07:52:07 AM

Phil Keoghan joins Order of Merit   
 
 
 SIOBHAN DOWNES   

Last updated 14:31 18/03/2014

HONOURED: Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan has become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

 
He's been all over the world but there's still no place quite like home for Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan.

He was in Wellington today to officially become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit at an investiture ceremony at Government House.

Keoghan, a Cantabrian by birth who now lives in Los Angeles, was honoured for his services as a television presenter and to tourism.

His show, The Amazing Race has, has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards.

However, Keoghan said his latest honour felt "more personal" than any of those wins.

"I've got my family here, and I'm at home," he said.

"But it's also being part of that group of people who are doing extraordinary things."

Keoghan, who was in New Zealand for the New Zealand Open this month, said he tried to find "any excuse" to come home, and the ceremony was a "good one".

Among other charitable ventures, Keoghan was recognised for his work mobilising international support for his home province after the Canterbury earthquakes.

After the February 22 quake that wrecked large parts of Christchurch, he immediately flew to New Zealand to film the devastation, and later worked to boost tourism to the area.

He did the same after the Rena oil spill, lending a hand to the cleanup to draw global attention to the disaster.

Keoghan said Kiwis were "blessed" to have such a beautiful country, but from a tourism point of view, its real selling point was its people

"It's being able to go to a local pub over in the West Coast and share a beer with somebody, or eat some whitebait fritters - do something distinctly New Zealand and experience the hospitality," he said.

"I always tell people, what you'll find about New Zealanders is that they will welcome you, and that's really ultimately what separates one place from another."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/9840734/Phil-Keoghan-joins-Order-of-Merit (http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/9840734/Phil-Keoghan-joins-Order-of-Merit)
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 18, 2014, 11:28:16 PM
 
By TV Guide
 Posted Mar. 18, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

 Emmy award-winning actor Eric Braeden - a.k.a Victor Newman on CBS's The Young and the Restless - is joining Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, Olympic sprinter Carmelita Jeter, sci-fi goddess Tricia Helfer and a slew of other cool stars in the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. The wildly popular annual event, set for April 12 in Long Beach, California, will benefit "Racing for Kids," a fundraising program that supports children's hospitals throughout the U.S.
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303189979 (http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140318/NEWS/303189979)
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Post by: Oddarane on April 18, 2014, 05:24:07 PM
http://www.motortrend.com/features/consumer/1404_celebrity_drive_amazing_race_host_phil_keoghan/
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Post by: Alenaveda on May 16, 2014, 07:18:26 AM
The Live Chat with Phil from yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/v/2J-boyiGMSY?version=3&amp;hl=en_
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Post by: Boingo on May 16, 2014, 09:51:04 AM
Star Apps: Phil Keoghan from 'The Amazing Race'

The "Amazing Race" creator and host chats about the "All-Stars" season finale, learning to seize life, and his favorite apps.   :funny:

c|net story here (http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57620808-12/star-apps-phil-keoghan-from-the-amazing-race/)   :wohoo:

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Post by: Vitoko on May 18, 2014, 03:38:53 PM
I'm surprise no one asked Phil about the mysterious 4th continent...
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Post by: Oddarane on October 21, 2014, 09:10:11 AM
Phil talks about season 25, his favorite country to visit + more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I5XPlpxgpc
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Post by: Plaidmoon on October 22, 2014, 06:44:40 PM
Rob Cesternino and his sidekick Jessica have a 30 minute interview with Phil up on their website.

http://robhasawebsite.com/amazing-race-2014-phil-keoghan-host-season-25-interview/ (http://robhasawebsite.com/amazing-race-2014-phil-keoghan-host-season-25-interview/)

It's a good interview. Among other topics, Phil talks about why the show remains popular, the live stand ups this season (sounds like they continue all season), the Dentists, why he didn't go back and watch Keith and Whitney on Survivor, etc.

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Post by: Leafsfan on December 19, 2014, 04:57:02 PM
Possible ‘Survivor’ Win: ‘What an Upset, Right?!’

Former “Survivor” players have been ripping open “Amazing Race” clues for years.  “Boston” Rob and Amber, Jenna and Ethan, and Keith and Whitney have all traded in their colored buffs for giant backpacks. And while their journeys were very different, they all ended with “Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan telling them that they were the last team to arrive and that they have been eliminated.

No team had ever gone the other way until “Race” favorites Natalie and Nadiya, “The Twinnies,” signed up for “Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water.”

I spoke with Keoghan on the eve of the “Survivor” finale and had a chance to get his thoughts on what could be an “Amazing Race” win if Natalie can make it to tonight’s Tribal Council and get the votes she needs…

Watch Full Episodes of “Survivor:  San Juan del Sur” and “The Amazing Race“

Gordon Holmes: The “Survivor” finale is tonight and Natalie of “Amazing Race” fame is in a decent position to win the whole thing. If she pulls it off, are you going to give Jeff Probst some grief?
Phil Keoghan: (Laughs) No.
Holmes: Cause I love to give Probst grief.
Keoghan: I think it’s amazing. It’s the first time, if I’m not mistaken that an “Amazing Race” player has gone over to another franchise like that. Goodness knows we’ve done it a few times. She’s representing and she’s there. What an upset, right?! Nobody saw that coming.

Holmes: I was debating this with some friends; Probst gets to go to one location for 39 days while you get to go to many locations for 21 days. He gets to know one place better, while you see a wide variety of places for shorter periods of time. Who has the better gig?
Keoghan: I’m sure we’d both have our arguments. I love that he owns his gig, he has a passion for “Survivor” and he’s really made that show his own. I can’t imagine that show without him. I was up for that show and now I can’t imagine having done it because I’ve been so involved in “Race.”
Holmes: But is it better to see many places quickly, or to take your time and get to know one place really well?
Keoghan: Well, what I like about my gig is I do get to see more and that it’s this frantic…I love the pace of the shooting. It’s without a doubt the toughest job I’ve ever done in my life as far as trying to stay on top of my game. It’s not easy. But, I feel really lucky that I’ve had this opportunity. I feel like it came in my career at the right time. There are very few gigs that would appeal to me like this. I think “Survivor” would be a fun thing to do, I was very excited about it when it was a possibility. But, ultimately it’s worked out for the best.

Source:http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2014/12/17/amazing-race-host-on-natalies-possible-survivor-win-what-an-upset-right/
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 03, 2015, 03:05:07 PM
Amazing Race host helping lure US cycle tourists to NZ
 
Grant Brandley  Aviation, tourism and energy writer for the Business Herald


5:00 AM Wednesday Mar 4, 2015


The Tourism NZ cycling campaign with Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will showcase the country as the ideal destination for a cycling holiday. The Tourism NZ cycling campaign with Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will showcase the country as the ideal destination for a cycling holiday.

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is the face of a new campaign to attract United States cycle tourists to New Zealand.

Keoghan, a keen cyclist, has been hired by Tourism New Zealand to front digital and print campaigns in the US.

A Kiwi, Keoghan has just completed a 5400km ride to retrace the route of the first English-speaking team (including one Kiwi rider) in the Tour de France, soon to be released as a feature-length documentary.

The campaign was shot in December on Canterbury's Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and the Queenstown Trail, and will showcase the country as the ideal destination for a cycling holiday.

Tourism New Zealand's director of marketing, Andrew Fraser, said that securing Keoghan as the face of the campaign, which launched in the United States today, was a real coup.

 

"Phil doesn't just have a large following in the States as host of The Amazing Race - he is also a passionate cyclist and proud Kiwi, and therefore the ideal person to be encouraging Americans to make New Zealand their next holiday destination."

Research showed that a large section of the US market was actively considering a cycling trip to New Zealand, Fraser said.

The cycle trail network spans the length of New Zealand and the cycle tourists often stayed late into March, aligning with the push to increase shoulder season travel and a wider regional spread of visitors, said Fraser.

The Amazing Race has been running in the US since 2001 and screens in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the US alone, it garnered 9.5 million viewers during its 2013-14 season. Keoghan has been the host and a producer of the US version of the show since its inception.

The campaign reflected Tourism New Zealand's wider strategy to actively target the international cycling sector as part of its focus on special interest activities - such as food and wine and golf - which have the potential to deliver increased value.

The campaign will run in Adventure Cyclist and Afar magazines, alongside online publishers CyclingNews.com, Google, YouTube, Facebook, "programmatic buying" platform AOP and video buying platform BrightRoll.

Tourism New Zealand figures showed about 318,000 international tourists participated in cycling here in the five years to 2013.

- NZ Herald


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11411171 (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11411171)
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Post by: SamualDude on March 12, 2015, 01:50:25 AM
Phil was playing golf today at the BMW New Zealand Open in Queenstown!
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 17, 2015, 09:53:01 PM
Phil will be one of the Keynote Speakers at the Philadelphia Travel & Adventure show this Sat, 3/21/15!
More info here: http://travelshows.com/philadelphia-speakers#PHIPhilKeoghan (http://travelshows.com/philadelphia-speakers#PHIPhilKeoghan)
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Post by: Oddarane on March 28, 2015, 12:02:52 PM
Check out Phil's promo about the Red Hook Criterium for 60 Minutes Sport next Wedensday

http://www.sho.com/sho/video/sports#

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-red-hook-crit-bike-racings-triple-espresso/
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Post by: Oddarane on May 23, 2015, 09:29:01 AM
Phil was co-hosting yesterday's edition of 'Home & Family' on Hallmark Channel.

Here is one clip:

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/videos/daniel-lissing-interview-home-family
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 11, 2015, 05:48:28 PM
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Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," joked around with Jeff Probst, host of
"Survivor," about their experiences opening coconuts with machetes, neither of
which ended well. Probst said he now buys coconuts already scored, when makes
them easier to open. When I asked how they'd do if they swapped shows, they both
laughed and said they thought they'd keep the ones they had.

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/tca-chatting-with-colbert-corden-and-more-at-cbs-party/article_b15cee47-e4df-5a19-9fdb-45248206070d.html (http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/tca-chatting-with-colbert-corden-and-more-at-cbs-party/article_b15cee47-e4df-5a19-9fdb-45248206070d.html)
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2015, 12:41:00 PM
https://sportscommissions.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/phil-keoghan-hostco-executive-product-of-the-amazing-race-to-share-his-n-o-w-philosophy-to-csee-and-market-segment-meeting-participants/
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 12, 2015, 02:12:41 PM

Phil Keoghan’s road to adventure

Annelies Gartner October 12, 2015, 11:22 am



Phil Keoghan is the producer and host of The Amazing Race.

It’s amazing what people will go through in the hope of winning $1 million. Contestants have chewed on hairy cows’ lips, been chased down a mountain by giant wheels of cheese and jumped off buildings from frightful heights — one unlucky player even had a watermelon catapulted into her face at short range.



Now in its 27th season, The Amazing Race continues to push people to do extraordinary things at all ends of the earth and New Zealand-born host Phil Keoghan loves to see people out of their comfort zones.



“I get a huge amount of pleasure just seeing them push themselves and do things they’d never imagine they’d ever do,” he says over the phone from the US.



Keoghan says he is a bit of a daredevil himself and can rattle off a list of achievements that most of us would never dream of attempting.



“I have broken a world record (in bungee jumping) and swum across the Bosphorus and dived the world’s longest underwater cave and done all kinds of crazy things,” he says.



“I putted a golf ball across Scotland once, had dinner on top of an erupting volcano in Sicily on the top of an island called Stromboli.”



A near-death experience at age 19 on his first presenting job made Keoghan rethink his priorities in life.



“It was a shipwreck in New Zealand and it was a pivotal point in my life ... I thought that I was going to live for ever until I found myself isolated in a 22,000-tonne shipwreck, 120 feet (36.5m) under water,” he says. “I thought I was going to die and was panicking and thankfully my dive buddy came back to get me and led me out of the shipwreck.



“That really was the impetus for me to write down all the things I would’ve regretted not doing in my life had I not come out of there. That list has become a contract if you like — the motivational list to do all the things that I have done.”



Shooting 12 episodes of The Amazing Race in 21 days doesn’t allow Keoghan a lot of time to partake in the challenges the contestants face but he says he does make time to get to know teams.



At the mat that marks each pit stop, players stop to chat about the leg of the race they’ve just completed. Keoghan says sometimes you only see a few seconds of that footage but it’s his chance to catch up.



“You’ve got 11 teams running at me, at the mat, a lot of stuff has happened that I have been told about but that I haven’t seen. So the audience has seen it but I haven’t, I’ve only just got an update via text saying ‘This happened with this team, that happened with that team’,” he explains. “I do spend a lot of time with them there on the mat ... and then depending on how big the spread is with the teams I’ll be able to sit down and have a meal with them if there’s time before maybe I’m catching another flight.”



The pressure of the race means Keoghan sees teams at their best and worst but he says he and the past competitors are a close-knit group.



“I keep in contact with a lot of the teams,” he says. “It’s random, sometimes I won’t hear from a team for a year and they’ll say ‘Hey I’m coming to LA, we’re all going to get together and watch the show this Friday’.



“Once people become part of the family they’re always part of the family and teams, the alumni, they all really stay closely connected and they keep me connected. They’re pretty good about that.



“There are other teams that I hear from almost on a weekly basis that date back all the way to season one.”



And to become part of The Amazing Race alumni you first have to gain the approval of Keoghan, Lynne Spillman and her casting team.



But it’s the head of CBS who has the final say on who will join the race.



“It sometimes happens that you just pick a team because they’re just great but for the most part you’re also looking at how it all blends together to get the diversity and to get a really telegenic cast we think is going to make for a good dynamic,” Keoghan says.



“There’s no point in having redundancy where we want diversity and so we slowly start to whittle down until we get to a core group and then that group goes over to the network and the head of all of CBS, Les Moonves, he literally weighs in on whether he approves of the cast or not.”



So what does such a thrill- seeker get out of being a presenter who spends a lot of time waiting on mats for people to arrive?



“Quite frankly I’ve spent so many years now doing so many crazy things, I get as much pleasure being a part of The Amazing Race where we’re sharing these adventures with people that have never done crazy things in their lives at all.”
 
 
 
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29787230/phil-keoghan-s-road-to-adventure/ (https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29787230/phil-keoghan-s-road-to-adventure/)
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Post by: Oddarane on December 10, 2015, 01:25:12 PM
'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan's top 10 destinations

By Melonyce McAfee, CNN
Updated 1618 GMT (0018 HKT) December 10, 2015

(CNN)Phil Keoghan left his birthplace, New Zealand, at age 3 and has been traveling the world ever since.
Keoghan's parents -- Dad was an agricultural scientist, and Mom was a music teacher -- instilled in him a wanderlust and appreciation for different cultures as his father's career led the family to live internationally in places like the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

"It gave me a curiosity in meeting people, interesting people, and that ultimately has determined how I've traveled, because what I've realized is, it doesn't matter where you go in the world, it doesn't matter where you are but who you're there with," Keoghan said.

To date, Keoghan has traveled to well over 100 countries, both to satisfy his own curiosity and as host of the long-running travel adventure game show "The Amazing Race," which wraps up season 27 on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

"The Amazing Race" has taken him across the globe, from Monaco to Macau, and keeps him on the road much of the year. His travel reached a peak 47,000 miles in 2004, and he averages a quarter-million miles annually.

Keoghan, 48, said he enjoys roughing it more than a pampered travel experience. "I love being in a place where you see life happening around you.

"My preference is much more of the rustic, off-the-beaten-path travel experience or activity for the teams, just because I love the 'fish out of water' aspect of 'Amazing Race,' " he said.

Keoghan took time before embarking on yet another globetrot to share his 10 favorite destinations around the world with CNN.

More here: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/10/travel/amazing-race-phil-keoghan-top-10-destinations-feat/index.html?eref=rss_latest
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 31, 2015, 09:52:22 AM
Mark your Calendars!!


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Just in time to take away the doldrums of winter, the 12th Annual Washington
DC Travel & Adventure Show, the largest consumer travel expo series in the
country, returns to the Walter E Washington Convention Center February 20 and
21, 2016 affording attendees the opportunity to plan their travel to top
destinations from throughout the world.

For two days, the DC Convention
Center becomes the headquarters of global travel when hundreds of tourism
exhibitors and travel experts representing thousands of travel destinations fill
the hall. No other show brings so many travel ambassadors and experiences under
one roof.

Highlighting this year’s event will be an entire stage
dedicated to the world’s most interesting local, regional and international
culinary experiences. Local favorite, David Guas, host of The Travel Channel’s
American Grilled¸ headlines the Taste of Travel Stage where he will be joined by
unique-to-Washington chefs like The Bikini Chef Susan Irby.

Celebrity
travel experts CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg and The Amazing
Race’s Phil Keoghan will present on the main Travel Theater
along with
industry experts Wendy Perrin, Trip Advisor travel advocate and former Conde
Nast Traveler consumer news editor. Attendees will be able to participate in
hands-on adventures by scaling the show’s rock climbing wall, sponsored by River
& Trail Outfitters or having a scuba experience an 18,000-gallon heated dive
pool facilitated by the DEMA “Be a Diver” program.


Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/12/31/12th-annual-washington-dc-travel-adventure-show-feb-20-21-features-celebrities-experts-ch#ixzz3vujAFjee (http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/12/31/12th-annual-washington-dc-travel-adventure-show-feb-20-21-features-celebrities-experts-ch#ixzz3vujAFjee)
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2016, 04:41:48 PM
Super Bowl 50: Ryan Reynolds, Liam Hemsworth Among Hollywood A-Listers Attending Game Day


by Brian Porreca

2/4/2016 9:00am PST

With the Denver Broncos facing off against the Carolina Panthers outside San Francisco on Feb. 7, the Bay Area is going to be packed to the wharf with famous fans — hello Jay Leno and Phil Keoghan — and crowded parties.


This story first appeared in the Feb. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Super Bowl 50 has cast its headliners — the Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7 — and neither is a typical Hollywood-type team. But that won't keep Tinseltown names away from the big game, including Ryan Reynolds, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jay Leno and Paramount vice chair Rob Moore. Reynolds will pass out chimichangas to promote Deadpool, Hemsworth and Goldblum will tackle promotional responsibilities on behalf of their upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, and Leno jets north to San Francisco to get back in the hosting chair as emcee of the annual charity event Big Game Big Give.

As for Moore, one of Hollywood's most committed Super Bowl loyalists, football remains front and center, and he'll be rooting for quar­terback Cam Newton and his Panthers. This year marks Moore's 13th Super Bowl trip since 2002, while The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan will make his Super Bowl debut. "I've always wanted to go, but I know how hard it is to get tickets, so I've never had the courage to ask. I can't believe that I have a ticket," he says. "Thank you, Leslie Moonves!" With the game airing on CBS, Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corp., will attend along with his wife, Julie Chen.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/super-bowl-50-ryan-reynolds-861231
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 30, 2016, 08:01:22 AM
Amazing Race host shows off Nelson


TASHA LEOV

 Last updated 15:42, March 30 2016

The Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan at Tekapo, he will be in Nelson with film crews next Saturday.


 
The Amazing Race host and renowned Kiwi Phil Keoghan will soon be in the region as part of a new series to show Nelson off to the world.

Keoghan brings with him a film crew that will fly a drone around for a new series capturing New Zealand from above. He will also be on the finish line of GODzone to chat with Richie McCaw about the race.

Nelson Tasman Tourism international marketing manager Gisela Purcell said having Keoghan come to the region was a coup.

"He's a great Kiwi personality who has huge international recognition and it gives us outstanding exposure."

Footage captured from the drone will go towards a series to be the New Zealand equivalent of an American show, "Aerial America", which airs on the Smithsonian channel.

The show will show uninterrupted, narrated footage of New Zealand.

The drone will be filming the Centre of New Zealand and the Lord Rutherford Memorial in Brightwater. It will also feature two Nelson College rugby teams training at the Botanic Gardens, symbolising the first ever rugby match that was held in New Zealand.

Nelson College director of community relations Mark Vinsen said the school was a rugby pioneer in New Zealand.

"On May 14th 1870, Nelson College played against Nelson Club in the first game of Rugby in New Zealand.  So we have been around a wee while," he said.

Vinsen said he was unsure what to expect but wanted the boys to be able to have some fun.

"It's a very cool opportunity, it will be a great thing. I don't know what to expect. We'll just have the boys have a kick around and have some fun," he said.

Purcell said she was excited because it was a good way to show off what Nelson had to offer.

"It's one way of showing the things you can do. It's really exciting," she said.

Keoghan and his crew will be here for a short stay, arriving on April 9 to film and leaving on April 10.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/78385563/amazing-race-host-shows-off-nelson
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 08, 2016, 03:58:30 PM
Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan films show in Christchurch


by ALICE CANNET

 Last updated 16:10, April 8 2016
 


Kiwi Amazing Race television star Phil Keoghan is in Christchurch filming a show about interesting Kiwis.

On Friday, Keoghan interviewed graffiti artist Wongi Wilson, a.k.a Freak, in the central city. Wilson is exhibited at Spectrum.

Lincoln-born Keoghan said he was working on two new projects - one about interesting Kiwis and an aerial show on the country's landscapes.


Read more and see the Video Here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/78717934/Amazing-Races-Phil-Keoghan-films-show-in-Christchurch
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Post by: georgiapeach on April 28, 2016, 07:50:07 AM
More on Interesting kiwis!

https://twitter.com/yas_omg/status/718345842411880448

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Post by: Plaidmoon on May 04, 2016, 03:49:41 PM
Phil is about to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film/TV from the Riverside International Film Festival. The festival runs from May 6-15 and as best I can tell, he will receive it at the Awards ceremony on the last day. So, I conclude TAR 29 filming won't start before May 15.

Traveling around the world for 25 sleep-deprived days would satisfy the appetite of most intrepid travelers, but Phil Keoghan host of “The Amazing Race”, decided he wanted to take on the biggest physically and mental challenge of his life … riding his bike coast to coast across America.

In March 2009 Phil left his home in Los Angeles with his wingman Ben, best friend Scott, a former California Highway Patrolman, and his dad as the driver of the support vehicle.   He set out to pedal 3500 miles to New York in just 40 days.

Phil’s journey is not just about the huge physical and mental challenge he faced, but also about the wonderful friendships between Phil and his traveling companions.

Along the way we encounter brave individuals who are coping with the crippling MS disease, and experience the warmth and generosity of Americans who opened their homes and hearts to Phil and his crew.

Since it’s release in 2011 on the Showtime Network, a sell out theatrical tour in 22 markets around the United States and SVOD distribution, The Ride has generated over 1 million dollars with 100% of the proceeds going to the MS Society.


riversidefilm.org/2016/04/26/lifetime-achievement-award-for-outstanding-contribution-to-filmtv/ (http://riversidefilm.org/2016/04/26/lifetime-achievement-award-for-outstanding-contribution-to-filmtv/)
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2016, 09:42:48 AM
Oh that is AWESOME!

. We know he is also Hosting the RealScreen awards June 8-9.

http://awards.realscreen.com/
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 16, 2016, 07:06:08 PM
Phil hopes that he my be able to share a trailer for the long awaited LE RIDE soon! To premiere at the NZ Film Festival. :yess:
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2016, 03:19:42 PM
Charming TalkToMe Interview w/ Phil & daughter Elle Keoghan about the Moments that Matter Most. -

 http://on.aol.ca/video/talktome-phil-elle-keoghan-57962ac044c8a361911818b8?context=PC:business:PL5540:1469489448874
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 29, 2016, 03:53:29 PM
Awesome Interview with Phil that includes TAR, our Emmy Nominated episode, new Locations he wants to visit, and (lol) LIVE sightings and spoilers!


https://www.youtube.com/v/aHyS-fb0GxM
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 03, 2016, 05:55:50 PM
‘Amazing Race’ host at Louisville film festival


 Kirby Adams  , @kirbylouisville 9:50 a.m. EDT October 3, 2016


“The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan will introduce his critically acclaimed documentary “Le Ride” at the 8th Annual Louisville International Festival of Film Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St.

Keoghan’s documentary chronicles the backbreaking journey of four courageous underdogs from New Zealand and Australia who joined forces in 1928 to compete in what is considered by many to be the toughest sporting event in the world.

The film is the opening feature of the three-day festival that runs Thursday, Oct. 13-Saturday, Oct. 15.

“Le Ride” follows Keoghan and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France. Averaging 150 miles a day for 26 days, the duo traverses both the unforgiving mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps on original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes.

Following the screening, Keoghan will lead a Q&A session.


Read more here: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/events/things-to-do/2016/10/03/amazing-race-host-louisville-film-festival/91460892/
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2016, 02:06:14 PM
https://travelshows.com/shows/san-francisco-bay-area/

Phil will be a KeyNote Speaker at the San Fran Travel show Feb 11-12!
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Post by: TheBayAreaGuy on December 03, 2016, 12:46:25 AM
Phil does a lot of good charity work and I'm glad he's getting recognized for it.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on December 06, 2016, 02:42:19 PM
Phil will be on 60 Minutes Sports (8pm) with Kai Lenny in a canoe, surfing the big waves off Maui!
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Post by: georgiapeach on February 06, 2017, 07:50:00 AM
For Le Ride updates please go here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,32351.msg1173349.html#msg1173349
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Post by: Boingo on February 13, 2017, 01:50:32 PM

Found this "old" T&L interview with Phil conducted on the morning of TAR 3's final episode.  Fire-up the "Wayback Machine" and see what Phil was thinking back then.  Even his picture suggests a different time.  :funny:

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/fast-talk-phil-keoghan


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Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2017, 07:05:09 PM

FYI - Just a follow-up to the T&A Show in Santa Clara.... looks like Phil will be speaking at the Travel & Adventure Show in San Diego, March 4th or 5th, 2017.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-san-diego-travel-adventure-show-tickets-29285993194
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Post by: ghmorello on July 30, 2017, 11:54:03 AM
Phil is set to appear in the American Dad parody of The Amazing Race tomorrow night.

https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/891410015722000384
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Post by: Slowhatch on July 31, 2017, 05:52:03 PM
A short promo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDFn9KV282A) for Phil's show on Smithsonian; I can't tell from the context whether it's a one-off or a series.
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Post by: Maanca on July 31, 2017, 09:04:33 PM
Phil is set to appear in the American Dad parody of The Amazing Race tomorrow night.

https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/891410015722000384

Watching. Yep, it's really him  :funny:

They got the TAR cliches down pat

"The only reason we're in the final is because I carried you"
"Drive faster, this is a race!" to the cabbie
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Post by: TARmap on July 31, 2017, 09:24:45 PM
Phil is set to appear in the American Dad parody of The Amazing Race tomorrow night.

https://twitter.com/PhilKeoghan/status/891410015722000384

Watching. Yep, it's really him  :funny:

They got the TAR cliches down pat

"The only reason we're in the final is because I carried you"
"Drive faster, this is a race!" to the cabbie

Is it just me, or do Stan and Hayley in American dad reading the clue wrong and doing something not part of the race remind you of John and Jessica in Indonesia (S22)?
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Post by: Maanca on August 01, 2017, 10:18:08 AM
Thought of that, too. Somebody who worked on this episode is obviously a pretty big TAR fan. It was good.

Probably the only time we'll ever get to hear Phil raise his voice to a team - "What the hell are you doing?! I don't get to go home until somebody wins!"
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Post by: CanadianOwl on August 01, 2017, 08:41:01 PM
Thought of that, too. Somebody who worked on this episode is obviously a pretty big TAR fan. It was good.

Probably the only time we'll ever get to hear Phil raise his voice to a team - "What the hell are you doing?! I don't get to go home until somebody wins!"
He probably wanted to say that to the Guidos in Season 1 :P