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'Amazing Race' Stars Engaged! After Mountaintop Proposal

2/15/2018 2:52 PM PST

'Amazing Race' couple Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf have been through a lot together -- in the public eye -- and now they can add getting engaged to the list.

We got this video of Cody proposing to Jessica at the top of Runyon Canyon Park's hiking trail in L.A. Tuesday ... and there were no shortage of tears flowing when she said yes.

We're told Cody ran ahead of her to make it a surprise, and told the group of people in the area his plan ... which is how he had a nice cheering section. Quality move.

You may recall ... Cody and Jessica met on last season of "Big Brother" and became one of its showmances, but not without controversy. Cody was portrayed as a villain on the show, and Jessica was slammed for unwanted butt-poking of other houseguests.

The 2 always stuck together, though ... and now it appears that's their goal for life.


MLB's Evan Longoria New Team ... Same Smokin' Hot Playmate Wife

12/20/2017 2:34 PM PST

Getting traded can be tough ... but don't feel bad for MLB star Evan Longoria -- 'cause his smokin' hot, Playboy model wife is coming with him to San Francisco!

Meet Jaime Edmondson ... January 2010 Playmate of the Month and better half of the other famous Longoria, a 3-time All-Star with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jaime's resumé might be even more impressive -- she's also a 2-time "The Amazing Race" competitor, former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and police officer AND current full-time mom to 4-year-old Elle ... her and Longo's first kid.

The Giants just got a lot better -- and so did their WAGs club.

'Amazing Race' Bikini Model Training with Boxing Champ ... What a Knockout!

3/26/2017 12:25 AM PDT

One of the smoking hot models on "Amazing Race" knew she needed to toughen up for the show -- so she got in the ring with boxing champ Victor Ortiz

Jenn Lee (see bikini pics below) says she hooked up with Ortiz back in June to work on her strength and conditioning for the race around the world ... and it paid off in a big way. 

In fact, she's STILL training with the guy even though the show's in the can ... because, as it turns out, boxing training is great training for bikini season. 

Not that she really needed the help ... 

'Amazing Race' Winner My Government Name Sucks

6/20/2016 12:20 AM PDT

Season 4 'Amazing Race' winner Reichen Lehmkuhl can't stand his last name because it's too hard to pronounce ... which raises the question -- why can he stand his first name?

Reichen, who once dated Lance Bass, filed a name change petition with the L.A. County Superior Court ... asking to chop his last name in half ... from Lehmkuhl to Kuhl.

Reichen explained in his legal docs, "I don't like my last name. It is too hard for people to spell or pronounce."

It begs the question ... why not get a 2 for 1 special and mess with his first name? Reichen is pronounced rye-hen ... kinda like the German version of Ryan.

No matter what, it's easier to pronounce than the L.A. County Coroner.

TNA Star Robbie E Yoga Makes Me Fart But It Helped Me Prep for 'Amazing Race'

7/6/2014 12:50 AM PDT
TNA wrestler Robbie E might take the wind-relieving pose a little too literally ... 'cause even though yoga helped him prepare for the "Amazing Race" ... it turned him into a human gasbag.

Robbie and his GF Brooke Tessmacher teamed up for the CBS reality show -- which has already been shot and premieres in September -- and Robbie tells TMZ the yoga helped him get mentally and physically ready for the grueling challenges on the road.

In fact, Robbie got some support from fellow wrestlers DJ Z and Jessie Godderz who teamed up for some "broga" sessions before and after the "Race" ... where Robbie fessed up to the pose that turns him into Captain Flatulation!

Meantime, Brooke used other methods to prepare -- mainly something we like to call, "Puttin' In Twerk." Miley Cyrus would be proud ...

Ex-'Amazing Race' Finalist Boozin' at Jason Aldean Show Before DWI Arrest

10/29/2012 1:02 PM PDT

Jason Aldean's been dragged into another drunken controversy ... because ex-"Amazing Race" finalist Vanessa Macias told cops she boozed up at the country singer's concert before her DWI arrest last week.

According to the San Antonio police report, obtained by TMZ, 32-year-old Macias admitted to cops she drank three vodka sodas at the Aldean concert on Thursday ... then hit up a local strip club with a friend.

We did the research -- the strip club in question features FEMALE dancers ... just in case you were wondering.

As we reported, Macias was arrested around 2 AM Friday morning after police pulled her over and say they detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

According to the report, cops say Macias was driving erratically on a highway and failed to make a turning signal, so cops initiated the traffic stop. She was arrested soon after on suspicion of DWI.

Unfortunately, the police report doesn't elaborate on the strip club visit.

Vanessa Macias Ex-'Amazing Race' Finalist POPPED FOR DWI

10/29/2012 7:30 AM PDT

Vanessa Macias -- part of the Dating Divorcees team on last season's "Amazing Race" -- was arrested in Texas early Friday morning for driving while intoxicated ... TMZ has learned. 

32-year-old Macias -- who came in 4th place on "Race" -- was pulled over by the San Antonio Police Department around 2 AM on October 26. During the stop, officers claim they detected the presence of alcohol.  

Macias was arrested and hauled to a nearby station where she was booked for misdemeanor DWI -- and posed for an extremely wide-eyed mug shot.

Macias was released a few hours later after posting $1,000 bond. 

A rep for Vanessa tells TMZ ... the former reality star feels extremely remorseful over the arrest.

'Amazing Race' Star Bum Rap After Losing Million Dollar Prize

5/13/2012 9:40 AM PDT

"Amazing Race" cast-off Vanessa Macias isn't letting a little thing like blowing a million dollar competition get her down, instead she's cultivating her next career move ... as a Sir Mix-a-Lot wannabe.

Macias -- known as one half of "Dating Divorcees" -- made it all the way to the final four of the reality TV show ... and was just shy of winning the million-dollar prize before getting axed on last Sunday's season finale.

Instead of jumping head first into a pint of rocky road while the episode aired ... the Texas native took the opportunity to show off her stellar rapping skills at a bar in San Antonio called Boneheadz  (yes, that's actually the spelling). 

In the video -- which is pretty great -- you see Macias bring a whole new flavor to Sir Mix-a-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back" ... a flavor the world might not have tasted, if not for her tragic elimination.

Cheers Vanessa ... you may be poor -- and bad at rapping -- but you sure do got back.

'Amazing Race' Star I'm NOT a Situation Knock-Off

2/21/2012 3:00 AM PST
He's OBSESSED with his abs ... he's from the East Coast ... and he's got a nickname for himself ... but "Amazing Race" star Danny Horal insists he's not just another "Jersey Shore" wannabe.

Danny -- who now calls himself "The Solution" -- was out in L.A. Sunday night, hanging with his teammate Joey "Fitness" Lasalla ... and "Race" rivals Brendon and Rachel ... and dude couldn't stop talking about his stomach.

"No Situation here ... I'm The Solution ... there's a lot MORE going on over here than Situation."

So, we gotta ask ...

'Amazing Race' Host: I Was Detained in Ukraine!

10/7/2010 10:30 AM PDT
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.

'Amazing Race' Chick Takes Watermelon to the Face

9/8/2010 9:30 AM PDT
This video is insane!!! Some chick on the "Amazing Race" was supposed to use a giant slingshot  to launch a high-speed watermelon -- but the whole thing completely backfired ... on HER FACE!!!

'Amazing Race' Cop Cleared in Drug Investigation

5/7/2010 4:29 PM PDT
The cop who was just eliminated from the current season of "Amazing Race" has finally caught a break -- he's been cleared of any wrongdoing in a massive drug investigation.

According to the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, Detective Louis Stravato is officially back on the streets after investigators declared that he and another detective had nothing to do with a large-scale cocaine distribution ring.

The two men had been assigned to "desk duty" during the course of the operation.

Louis and his "Amazing Race" partner came in 4th place on the reality show competition.

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