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Next month marks The Amazing Race‘s 20th season as the ultimate competition reality show! Eleven new teams will travel around the globe to 22 cities and nearly 400,000 miles in the hopes of winning the $1 million dollar grand prize!

Among some of the crazy challenges the teams will face is skydiving in Argentina, training with Masai warriors in Tanzania and racing through Africa’s “Garden of Eden.” The teams will also embark on a culinary tour of Italy (color me jealous!) and visit King Ludwig’s quarters in the German castle that served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in the infamous fairytale. Color me jealous, again!

And like it or not, Big Brother alums Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly will be competing this season! Safe to say Rachel will not be allowing anyone to get between her and the million dollars!

This season’s cast also features Guido best friends and a border patrol team. Meet the eleven new race teams below!

CBS recently released a sneak peak of the upcoming season, which features tons of insane adventures and looks, frankly, amazing.

The Amazing Race premiers Sunday, February 19th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO MEET THE NEW CONTESTANTS!

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Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami star, Kourtney Kardashian recently revealed that she was pregnant by on and off boyfriend of 2 years, Scott Disick. Kourtney is now opening up her difficult decision on whether or not to keep the baby.

“I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not, and I wasn’t thinking about adoption,” Kardashian, 30, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don’t think it’s talked through enough. “

Even though Scott and Kourtney split in November after 2 years of dating, he has remained supportive. The duo reconciled after finding out about the pregnancy.

According to Kourtney, she was confused and concerned when she first found out about the pregnancy. She continues, “I called my best friend crying, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, ‘Call your doctor, and at least find out the risks and stuff.’

Bringing you the top rated cable reality tv shows for the week ending April 5, 2009:

Rank

Shows

NET

DAY

Time

Viewers

In Millions (000)

1

I LOVE MONEY 2

VH1

Mon

09:00P-10:00P

2,452

2

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER

A&E

Wed

10:00P-10:30P

2,058

3

REAL WORLD XXI

MTV

Wed

10:00P-11:00P

1,698

4

REAL WORLD XXI REUNION

MTV

Wed

11:00P-12:00A

1,668

5

ROCK OF LOVE 3

VH1

Sun

09:00P-10:00P

1,660

Courtesy of TVbyTheNumbers

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Former Bachelorette star Jen Schefft is currently planning her summer wedding to fellow Chicagoan Joe Waterman.  Jen was previously engaged to Andrew Firestone on the third season of the Bachelor.  She was recently laid off her job and she talks to US about her upcoming wedding and why she doesn’t want to spend a fortune.

“I wanted to be considerate of a price,” Schefft says. “I’m not going to wear a $20,000, or even a $10,000 dress. I just don’t think it’s worth it for one day. She goes on to add, “However, I’d rather save in other areas and get the dress that I really, really want.”

Jen plans on walking down the aisle in May.

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Chardonnay gave a new interview to VH1 and she covered a lot of things. She talks about her “homie” connection with Ray J, her answers on the lie detector test, plus shockingly denies being a stripper or ever being one which is actually a lie because we have it on good authority that she was once a stripper in Atlanta.

As if her splits and pole climbing on the show were not enough proof, she also admitted to Danger in of the bonus clips on VH1’s website that she is a “dancer.”

Below are some excerpts from her interview –

 

How was your time on the show?

It was good. It was a learning experience. I didn’t expect it to be exactly like it was with the cameras in your face every second. It was crazy, but it was fun.


What did you think about his assessment that you guys only had a “homey” connection?

He was entitled to his opinion. I respect that, and I respect his decision. We were friends, we are friends and we will forever be friends, basically. I just feel like the situation was misunderstood. I was trying to prove to him that you can have a girl that’s the best of both worlds. They can be your friend, you can go to parties and play basketball together, but you can still have a relationship. I wanted to show him those sides, and I think he might have misunderstood that. But hey, what can I do?

Do you feel like Danger took up his time?

I do, but at the end of the day, it’s a competition. You won’t get your time unless you win dates, and if you don’t win dates, you have to make time in the house. Some girls were more forward than others, but I’m not gonna cling to you and smother you. That’s not me.

What do you think about alcohol defining your character? Was that a fair representation?

I’m not that big of a drinker. If alcohol is there, I’m gonna drink it. What girl would turn down a drink? It’s fun. I’m not an alcoholic, though, and I don’t want to be seen as the alcoholic. Yes, my name is Chardonnay, because that’s my favorite beverage. I don’t drink hard liquor. I like wine. I feel like it’s a classy drink. Throughout the show, yes, I was drinking Chardonnay, but you never saw me drunk. You never saw my head in the toilet and I didn’t get eliminated for being a party girl. So I don’t feel so bad.

You weren’t drunk on the first episode?

I was tipsy! A lady never gets drunk, she gets tipsy.

You were accused of being a stripper. Are you?

No, I am not. That came up on the first episode, and I was like, OK. I didn’t need to explain myself to them. I was not about to prove to them that I’m this or not that. That was none of their business. People can say what they want, but anybody can do a split. A regular person can do a split. If you stretch long enough, you can do a split. Cheerleaders can do a split. It’s not like I’m doing a double cartwheel round-off back handspring, you know?

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LuAnn de Lesseps is speaking out about her split from her husband Count Alex de Lesseps. “It’s been really difficult for me,” The Real Housewives of New York City star told Us at a Whole Foods event in NYC Monday. “I just need time.”

She also spoke to People in their new issue, and recalled the shocking email she received from her husband – “It said that he had met someone and they were serious.” LuAnn says she was devastated at the news. She also says breaking the news to the couple’s two children, Noel, 12, and Victoria, 14, has “probably been the hardest part.”

She’s also having a difficult time getting up everyday to promote her new book, Class with the Countess, an autobiographical etiquette guide that hits bookstores April 16. “When I wrote the book I felt very secure,” says de Lesseps. “And that’s totally changed.”

LuAnn goes to state that she plans on remaining friends with the Count and doing what is best for her children. But will she remain a Countess? “Absolutely, darling!” she told Us. “I’ll always be the Countess!” And there you have it, she will always be the Countess!