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May 17, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
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.
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September 30, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
You'd think after umpteen seasons of “The Amazing Race” that the teams would know by now to read the whole clue. Not reading the whole clue can cost you not just the coveted position of first place, but the entire race. But those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it, as we saw on the premiere episode of “TAR's” 23rd(!) season. The 11 attractive, energetic, highly marketable teams of two started out on equal footing, riding in on stagecoaches in the midst of an old-fashioned shootout on a Wild West soundstage somewhere in Southern California (wha?
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February 23, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
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.
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February 23, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2009 | Martin Miller
Phil Keoghan, he of the arched eyebrow and host of Emmy Award-winning "The Amazing Race," is a self-acknowledged creature of extremes. For his day job, the 41-year-old New Zealand native logs more than 400,000 air miles per year, mostly as he crisscrosses the globe with the CBS show's $1-million prize and adventure-hungry contestants. But that's nothing really.
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June 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jenna Bush-Hager, the former first daughter and "Today" show correspondent, is flirting with Phil Keoghan territory as she steps in as guest host for one episode of the Yahoo reality competition series "Plugged In. " The series, which airs on Yahoo Screen, pits teams of two in a series of challenges in various American cities in an attempt to win a new electric car from Ford, a series co-producer. Although each episode features a different city and a different celebrity host, Bush-Hager is one of the more high-profile (and non-Hollywood)
NEWS
June 11, 2008 | Christy Grosz
WE'RE on a first-name basis with them: Tyra is fierce, and Ty wipes tears even as he swings a hammer. Their accessories are iconic: Howie's got models with briefcases, and Jeff presides over fifth-graders. And then there are those signature lines: Padma doles a gentle blow ("Please pack your knives and go"), while Heidi's kiss-off is less than sweet ("You're out."
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March 11, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The magnitude 6.3 quake that hit the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island last month may have staggered its residents, but not for long, says one of its native sons. “You can knock down a building, but you can’t knock down a Cantabrian,” says Phil Keoghan , host of CBS’ “ Amazing Race ,” who was born and raised just outside the city limits of Christchurch. “They’re going to dust themselves off and get back up again.” Keoghan, whose parents own a bed and breakfast there, went home last week to check in with his mom and dad and friends in the area, which was also struck in September by a magnitude 7.2 quake.
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August 30, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Good taste finally put an end to an "Amazing" winning streak. Bravo's cooking competition "Top Chef" scored one of the Emmys' biggest upsets when it beat out "The Amazing Race" for the reality-competition program prize. The international chase show had won seven consecutive times in the category and had been the only winner in the division since it was established eight years ago. The win marked the first Emmy for the producers of the cooking series, who appeared entirely stunned when they crowded onstage to accept the award.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When done right, reality show hosts blend into the background: They must move the episode along, point out the rules, emphasize high points while smoothing over the low points … and never think they're the stars of the show. Their prize at the end of the season? A possible Emmy nomination. Here are four likely contenders who let us know what it's like doing this kind of job. Tom Bergeron "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC) What's one quality a good host must have?
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June 21, 2012 | By Elena Howe, Los Angeles Times
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. VIDEO: Watch the discussion Here are edited excerpts of that free-ranging conversation.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jenna Bush-Hager, the former first daughter and "Today" show correspondent, is flirting with Phil Keoghan territory as she steps in as guest host for one episode of the Yahoo reality competition series "Plugged In. " The series, which airs on Yahoo Screen, pits teams of two in a series of challenges in various American cities in an attempt to win a new electric car from Ford, a series co-producer. Although each episode features a different city and a different celebrity host, Bush-Hager is one of the more high-profile (and non-Hollywood)
SPORTS
May 17, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
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.
NEWS
March 11, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The magnitude 6.3 quake that hit the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island last month may have staggered its residents, but not for long, says one of its native sons. “You can knock down a building, but you can’t knock down a Cantabrian,” says Phil Keoghan , host of CBS’ “ Amazing Race ,” who was born and raised just outside the city limits of Christchurch. “They’re going to dust themselves off and get back up again.” Keoghan, whose parents own a bed and breakfast there, went home last week to check in with his mom and dad and friends in the area, which was also struck in September by a magnitude 7.2 quake.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Good taste finally put an end to an "Amazing" winning streak. Bravo's cooking competition "Top Chef" scored one of the Emmys' biggest upsets when it beat out "The Amazing Race" for the reality-competition program prize. The international chase show had won seven consecutive times in the category and had been the only winner in the division since it was established eight years ago. The win marked the first Emmy for the producers of the cooking series, who appeared entirely stunned when they crowded onstage to accept the award.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When done right, reality show hosts blend into the background: They must move the episode along, point out the rules, emphasize high points while smoothing over the low points … and never think they're the stars of the show. Their prize at the end of the season? A possible Emmy nomination. Here are four likely contenders who let us know what it's like doing this kind of job. Tom Bergeron "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC) What's one quality a good host must have?
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Elena Howe, Los Angeles Times
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. VIDEO: Watch the discussion Here are edited excerpts of that free-ranging conversation.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Allyssa Lee
You'd think after umpteen seasons of “The Amazing Race” that the teams would know by now to read the whole clue. Not reading the whole clue can cost you not just the coveted position of first place, but the entire race. But those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it, as we saw on the premiere episode of “TAR's” 23rd(!) season. The 11 attractive, energetic, highly marketable teams of two started out on equal footing, riding in on stagecoaches in the midst of an old-fashioned shootout on a Wild West soundstage somewhere in Southern California (wha?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2009 | Martin Miller
Phil Keoghan, he of the arched eyebrow and host of Emmy Award-winning "The Amazing Race," is a self-acknowledged creature of extremes. For his day job, the 41-year-old New Zealand native logs more than 400,000 air miles per year, mostly as he crisscrosses the globe with the CBS show's $1-million prize and adventure-hungry contestants. But that's nothing really.
NEWS
June 11, 2008 | Christy Grosz
WE'RE on a first-name basis with them: Tyra is fierce, and Ty wipes tears even as he swings a hammer. Their accessories are iconic: Howie's got models with briefcases, and Jeff presides over fifth-graders. And then there are those signature lines: Padma doles a gentle blow ("Please pack your knives and go"), while Heidi's kiss-off is less than sweet ("You're out."
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