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Do you know how to tell when a celebrity's career is slowly going down the drain? When they develop of clothing line or a perfume. That's a big warning sign. Licensing your name is also worse (ah hem Donald Trump mattresses), so when we heard that Amazing Race's host Phil Keoghan is hawking his own luggage line, we got scared for him and, as it turns out, rightly so because he's about to start selling it on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
The collection is called "Phil Keoghan NOW" and Phil will apparently be sharing his “tips and tricks” on HSN on November 11th at 2 AM, 1 PM and 8 PM EST and November 12th at 9 AM and 6 PM EST. Both the 20" spinner luggage and the packing system are $129.95 each, while his packing system is $79.95. We'd hope, however, that any serious travelers out on the road as often as Phil (or even not nearly as often) would have already found a sturdy, stylish case right for them. Hey, even Target has some nice stuff in its travel aisles these days Victorinox, for example).
You'd think that being a host of The Amazing Race would be a glamorous job, galavanting the globe and getting to enjoy the each exotic locale while contestants shoot themselves in the face with a watermelon or scour through heavy, oversized bales of hay for almost 10 hours to find needle-in-a-haystack-like flags. But according to host Phil Keoghan, it's not all sightseeing and shacking up in luxe hotels.
Keoghan told TMZ that he once was held overnight by immigration in Ukraine because he didn't have the right papers. The hold-up had the crew worried that he'd miss filming with the racers, but luckily, a big fan of the show—the U.S. ambassador in Ukraine—helped get him out of there.
So we've had a little time to catch up on this season's "Amazing Race" contestants, and... well, we're still super-excited about Mike White bobbling his way through Asia. But for him to clear the cool mil he'll need for his next movie, he and his dad have 10 other teams to cut through. Check out our teams, and post your predictions in the comments for First, First Philiminated and Biggest Meltdown, as well as any other categories that strike your fancy. The race kicks off Feb. 15... go!
Being the host of a reality show can obviously be a tedious job: Traveling around the world week-to-week and dealing with checked baggage fees is downright criminal. Luckily The New York Times is around to spotlight the infinite packing wisdom of "The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan.
Phil tells writer Michelle Higgins that he drags around one large suitcase and a backpack to carry all his expedition-ready-to-wear. For the rugged multi-tasker in all of us, Keoghan offers his key to success: He takes pictures of all the different outfits that he wears on set. (He refers to the pictures as "idiot shots.")
It's hard to think of messing up jeans and a T-shirt or even a button down every week, but this is quite the look into the mind of celebrity. And we'll all know if he's giving the production crew grief when we see him in Tangiers wearing a Mickey Mouse ringer T-shirt and a tiara.
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.