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Which Former NFL Stars Will Compete on The Amazing Race?

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The Amazing Race Returns

Originally posted 08/28/2013 10:00AM

Playing in the NFL is one thing, but competing on The Amazing Race is a whole different beast.

"This might be the most unpredictable season yet," Phil Keoghan, host of the hit CBS reality competition, tells PEOPLE.

"[Teams of] pro athletes, feisty fit couples, people with practical hard-working skills, book smarts and strong friendships make it almost impossible to predict who will have an advantage," he says.

Eleven teams will embark on a race around the world for the 23rd installment of show, which premieres Sept. 29 (8 p.m. ET). Two of them are former NFL teammates.

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Amazing Race: Host Phil Keoghan Picks a Winner

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Amazing Race: Host Phil Keoghan Picks a Winner

Originally posted 12/12/2010 11:00AM

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan swears on his passport that season 17's finale, which airs Sunday on CBS, is chock full "memorable and very cool moments."

And that's saying a lot considering this season saw a contestant get a runaway watermelon to the face, an on-air proposal, the longest penalty and a team who slept through their pit stop departure time by more than two hours.

"It's hard to believe, but this is the first time in our series history that we've ended the race in Los Angeles. Nothing like maneuvering your way to the finish line through L.A. traffic," Keoghan told PEOPLE recently. "We have one challenge where teams literally have to face their fears and phobias in order to avoid choking with $1 million on the line."

And a bonus: "Look for a surprise appearance by one of the most famous game show hosts of all time," he says.

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Phil Keoghan to Take His Own Amazing Race

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Phil Keoghan to Take His Own Amazing Race

Originally posted 03/25/2009 08:00AM

He's no stranger to observing overwhelming challenges, but by his own estimation, "This is the most daunting physical thing I have ever attempted," Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan tells PEOPLE about his own amazing race – a 40-day, 39-city cycling tour from Los Angeles to New York.

Starting this Saturday, Keoghan, 41, plans to average 100 miles a day in pedal power. "Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics," he says. "It's good for the waistline and it's good for the wallet, is what I'm saying."

But Keoghan isn't undertaking the road trip strictly for fitness. His adventure, sponsored by the health-store chain GNC, will take him to GNC outlets, to casting calls for The Amazing Race, to signings of his book No Opportunity Wasted, and to promotions of his favorite portable food NOW One Square Meals. The journey will also help him raise money and awareness for Bike MS.

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Nicole's Man Burns the Midnight Oil | Nicole Richie

Nicole's Man Burns the Midnight Oil

Originally posted 03/04/2005 06:00AM

So now that he got down on one knee and popped the proverbial question, and Nicole Richie is likely off planning their wedding, what is her intended, DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein), doing with his time? Planning a reality show, natch. Says DJ AM: "Let's just say it's like Dr. Phil meets DMC DJ battle videotape," referring to the most prestigious of the DJ contests. Of course, he'll have to work on the show in between club gigs – every month, he plays four dates in Las Vegas, two in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and one each in London, Manchester, and Toronto. But wait – there's more: He's also working on an album. "I have a couple offers, a couple people I've been talking to about it," he told us at the recent Vanity Fair Amped party presented by Guess? in Hollywood. "The (issue) is clearance. It's a mix tape, so it's clearing all the songs. If I'm going to put (an album) out, I have to put it out with the music I want: Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Madonna. It's really expensive, so it's tough to make it work." With all he's got going on we're just left wondering when he'll have time for tux fittings and wedding cake tastings...

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