MTV’s ridiculous competition show is back for an umpteenth season! A new Real World Challenge, aptly titled “The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons,” will feature twenty-eight of the original reality show’s has-beens stars competing for a $250,000 cash prize in Bodrum, Turkey. The competition always boasts ridiculous and heart-pounding challenges, but people tend to tune in more for the house drama, hook-ups, and fighting.
This season premieres on September 19th , and it will pit newbie housemates against players who try to make a living off of their Real World fame and winning these crazy competitions. For example, veteran Wes Bergmann can’t wait to face-off against his former Austin roommates Lacey Buehler and the now divorced Danny Jamieson and Melinda Stolp.
In the preview trailer, Wes reveals, “These people really are as dumb as they look.” Ahh, yes, Wes. Yes, they are. San Diego’s Ashley Kelsey agrees, stating, “I feel like I’m living in an insane asylum!”
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After this past episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, I am sure Napa was beyond ready to bid farewell to the crazy crew. From name calling to doing the dirty grape style, it was all just to much for me. Also, I never needed to see Joe Gorga in nasty, tight boxer briefs. Have these people no shame?
We all know the main drama occurred when Juicy Joe Giudice had some choice names for his wife Teresa while on the phone with “a business contact.” Not surprisingly, Teresa takes to her blog (and the cover of In Touch–go figure!) to share her pain.
It’s not a great time to be Renee Graziano! The Mob Wives star has witnessed her father going back to prison thanks to her ex-husband, and now she’s facing quite a hefty lawsuit. Nope, it’s not a good day to be Renee…
As you all know, Renee was hoping to reconcile with her ex Hector “Junior” Pagan, but he was only getting close to her so that he get even closer to her father…while wearing a wire. Now, Renee’s father Anthony Graziano has been sentenced to nineteen months for receiving illegal debts. In true Graziano fashion, he was cracking jokes and laughing during sentencing, causing both the judge and his wife to scold him.
On last night’s Dance Moms, we were spared another dramatic competition…and treated to an even more dramatic recital!
Abby Lee Miller is actually proud of how the girls performed at Myrtle Beach. The bottom of the pyramid is Paige (obviously, since she can’t dance due to her broken foot), and Maddie for refusing to dance a solo last week. I did not see that one coming! Chloe is also on the bottom for losing to a Candy Apple by a tenth of a point. Brooke is on the second tier for a bonnet tying mishap, along with MacKenzie for beating two boys. Nia gets the top spot yet again for being a good leader. Jill is irate that Kendall doesn’t make the pyramid. Abby informs her that Kendall is only dancing while Paige is injured, and then she’s out of the troupe. Kendall is in tears, and Abby yells that Jill is always to eager to jump ship and she’s going to need to beg to get back in her good graces.
Oh the twists and turns of last night’s Bachelor Pad. I have to admit, with the exception of predicting a camping date, I had it all wrong…
Blakely Jones is so thrilled that her alliance had her back. I wonder if she’ll ever realize they weren’t keeping her around because they like her, it’s because five-star crazy is fun to watch, and they know she’ll never win. Chris Bukowski crawls into his top bunk and burrows under his covers. Jamie Sarah Newlon comes to his bed and starts baby-talking to him. He’s pouting sleeping. Chris reluctantly lets girl number three crawl into his bunk.
Kalon McMahon walks into the bedroom, and Chris wants to know why his buddy lied to his face. Chris demolishes a rose and throws the petals at Kalon. “How romantic,” coos Kalon, “Must be how you won Emily.” Ouch. With that Chris hops out of bed to go confront Ed Swiderski, leaving Sarah looking a lot like Jamie last week. Ed says he’s more loyal to Jaclyn Swartz than he is to Chris. When Ed raises his voice to be heard over Chris, Chris starts screaming to talk like an adult. He’s something else, isn’t he? I hope Sarah is picking up these red flags. Ed can’t apologize anymore, so he’s out…and a wine glass gets smashed in the process. Mazel Tov!
Finally, the episode we’ve been waiting for all season–the last one! Last night was the season finale of the scripted train wreck that is Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
Lil’ Scrappy goes to visit Erica Dixon, and she doesn’t trust him. Erica doesn’t think he can be loyal. He claims that Shay is a friend, but Erica knows she’s just a “slut bucket.” Loves it! She just wants them to be friends and be great co-parents to their daughter. Scrappy professes his love and apologizes for being “a little wild,” but he ultimately agrees that the pair needs to focus on their daughter. If they make it work down the road, he’ll be thrilled, but right now he can be patient.
In light of the domestic violence charges in the very brief wedding of Basketball Wives‘ stars Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco Johnson, Evelyn has cancelled all her upcoming publicity engagements. I can’t say I blame her. When the news of Chad’s abuse arrest became public, Evelyn filed for divorce, the couple’s wedding spin-off Ev & Ocho was pulled by VH1, and Chad was fired from the Dolphins. Probably not Chad’s best week, I’d say. What a d-bag.
The second half of Evelyn’s scheduled book tour to promote The Wives Association: Inner Circle has been put on hold, as well as several club public appearances. Evelyn will no longer be appearing alongside RHONJ‘s Teresa Giudice at a September book expo. Sidebar, can you imagine those two ladies together? Teresa flipping tables and Evelyn hurling bottles of Fabellini? Terrifying!
Last night was the season finale of Mob Wives Chicago, and we finally had some questions answered and saw at least some of the women having fun together. It’s about time, that’s for sure!
Pia Rizza heads to Renee Fecarotta Russo‘s apartment to discuss her very productive and positive meeting with Nora Schweihs . Pia reveals that Nora ran away as soon as they began to talk, and she is no longer a thought in Pia’s mind. Renee is all “duh.” I know middle schoolers with better vocabulary. Renee shares with Pia her screaming match with Giana’s father. She is worried that when Giana finds out she yelled at her father, it will push her daughter even farther away from her. Renee also talks about her weekend getaway with Dave. While it was fun, she isn’t sure what it actually accomplished to help their relationship. Pia advises her to focus on Giana and put Dave on the back burner.