Get ready for more Reality TV dramz with MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals starring former MTV Real World & Road Rules castmembers.
With over $300,000 on the line there is bound to be conflict galore as the teams fight tooth and nail for prize money and glory. MTV takes 14 teams of men and women to the jungles of Costa Rica for a series of intense challenges requiring endurance, stamina, bravery, and cunning!
Expect lots of fighting, lots of backstabbing and tantrums, relationships forming and falling apart, and old rivalries reigniting! In fact, the drama is over the top right out of the gate as the first episode features contestants flying over a waterfall! Yikes. The series also features two castmembers from the very recent Real World Las Vegas, Adam Royer and Leroy ‘Roylee’ Garrett. Oddly enough, Adam is the only cast member not pictured above. Perhaps he got kicked off early for another drunken tantrum.
One thing is for sure if these enemies don’t put down the haterade, learn to put the past behind them, and work together – they definitely won’t be bringing home the dough! For a trailer of the upcoming series, see below! The Challenge: Rivals premieres tonight on MTV at 10pm ET/PT. The season trailer and photos of the 14 teams below!
Will you be watching or are you over Kenny being on the Challenges?
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Lots of drama on tonight’s episode of the Real World: Las Vegas as the roommates discover Dustin Zito’s porn past. Last week, we posted a segment focusing on an interview with Dustin in which he detailed his career in the gay porn industry. He also defended some remarks he made that many people believed were homophobic. In the same Ology interview, Dustin spoke of his romance with fellow cast member Heather Marter.
Dustin explains that he initially came to Las Vegas hoping for a wild time and looking for anything but a relationship. He says, “In the beginning, I’m telling myself, don’t do this, it’s Vegas. But, you know, grandma’s watching this! I don’t want to be coming home with a different girl every night!”
He continues by saying that while he tried to ignore their chemistry at first, it became increasingly difficult. Dustin recalls, “With Heather, I could fight that initial attraction. But living with her, seeing her 24/7, of course I’m gonna develop feelings for her because she’s an awesome girl. By the second or third episode we’re together- but what people don’t know is that we had a lot of talks. We took our time. We both came into the house with that same mindset that we can do whatever we want. But we couldn’t fight it. We were naturally attracted to each other.”
So far this season it seems that the two are quite a match. However, does their relationship come to a screeching halt when Heather discovers the skeletons in his closet? Dustin admits, “Heather is an amazing girl. She’s exactly what I would hope for,” but he plays coy when asked if the couple survives his secret past being revealed. Like any good reality star who knows it’s all about viewership, he responds, “That’s one of those things where you’re just going to have to watch. I won’t comment on it, because it’s such a big deal.”
And watch we will. In a teaser posted on mtv.com, we learn that this week Dustin’s porn history is revealed, shocking his cast mates and friends, and potentially ending his relationship with Heather. Ousted roommate Adam Royer is still in contact with housemate and hook-up Nany Gonzalez, and we can only assume he is no longer in the mtv created bubble that shields the cast from most forms of technology. During a very telling phone call (where Dustin and Heather are in the background getting cozy), Adam informs Nany that several people have been hitting up Dustin’s blog with comments about his past.
Curious, Adam googled his former cast mate and learned that not only was Dustin in porn, but while in the “industry” he went by the name Spencer. Stating he didn’t snoop much more, Adam asks Nany not to tell Heather of his discovery. It seems that at this point Adam is unaware that it was gay porn. Nany shares the information with roommate Naomi Defensor and the girls have a good laugh over this new revelation. Will they be able to keep the news from Heather? Obviously not….so the better question is, how will she react? I guess we shall see soon enough…
The episode airs at 10/9c. A preview clip is below -
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE? IS DUSTIN WRONG FOR NOT TELLING HEATHER ABOUT HIS GAY PORN PAST? SHOULD HEATHER CONTINUE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM?
Anyone watching Real World: Las Vegas has known two things from the beginning. One, poor Mike is going to be the only one not doing the hippity dippity with a roommate; and two, Adam’s violent, drunken behavior and lack of remorse for his actions was going to get him into trouble sooner rather than later. Oddly enough, when Adam was finally evicted from the Hard Rock hotel, it was fellow roommate Dustin Zito’scomments regarding Adam’s potential replacement that ultimately led to controversy.
Click Here and Here To See NSFW Photos From Dustin’s Porn Past
Dustin is the boyishly handsome, Southern charmer who has managed to get along well with his roommates (save for a lame bull-riding argument with Mike), wooed petite Heather into a PDA-filled relationship, and seems to have genuinely been trying to work on bettering himself during this experience…UNTIL. You may be asking, until what? Well, I’ll tell ya. Concerned at the prospect of having a gay male roommate replace Adam, he worries “[with] a gay dude I would just be like, hey don’t be sniffing my underwears man. I sniff girls underwears!” He later remarks , “Over the years, you get a level of paranoia. You’re walking and you see a gay person and you get nervous. And some of them approached me and I’m like, dude, you gotta back this up.” WHAT? I’ll tell you what needs to back up, Dustin…your homophobic attitude.
What makes his comments even more ridiculous is the fact that Dustin used to work in the gay porn industry. True story. You can see some of those NSFW porn photos here. I am not judging his choice of livelihood, but it makes me even more shocked that he would say such a thing. In an interview with Ology, Dustin tries to defend his comments and shed some light on his former career. I will now take some bass out of my voice and gingerly step down from my soapbox so you may enjoy some excerpts from that interview below.
Ology: What about your past in gay porn?
With the porn, it was one of those things where I was so scared to tell people right off the bat. I knew that if I did, it wasn’t going to end well. People were gonna put me in a category. I mean, first of all, Heather would have never talked to me. We would have never dated. Leroy and I would have probably never been friends; he would have passed me as the gay roommate right off the bat, because of [what I did]. The cast mates even admitted it, they were like, look if you were to come in and tell me straight off the bat I probably would have judged you; I probably wouldn’t have taken you for who you are. My whole scheme of telling people was: when was the right time?
Just me in general, you look at me and you don’t think that I would have done any of that. Even while I was doing it, people were like, “what are you doing? You don’t look like the type of cat who would do something like that.” I hate having to hide. I always have a smile on my face. I was always the most positive person in the room. And at 19 years old… I didn’t know what I want to do. I didn’t know anything. So I took that route… I just got riled in. It was supposed to be one of those things where you for a couple weeks and then you go back home.
How long were you there for?
Three years. It was a good while! It all started with the [Fratmen] video. And then the Fratpad opened, and I was one of the original cast members. So going into the Fratpad… nobody knew where that was gonna go. The first month there, I didn’t even take my clothes off. It was one of those things that was gradual. For the first month, you kinda just scope out the situation, chatting with the members. And then the bar gets raised. And over time, you get a comfort level of what’s going on. A lot of people think it was just one of those things where I threw all my inhibitions into the wind. It wasn’t… It was a gradual thing I grew with.
So it’s just entertainment?
I’m not trying to cover anything up- is it that hard to grasp the concept that I’m comfortable enough with myself to do something with another guy for money? Is it that impossible? Can you not understand? Can your mind not fathom? The way I am… I guess I’m just a real comfortable person. And I don’t look at myself or put a stamp on my personality like “oh I’m gay because I did gay porn.” That has nothing to do with it.
So do you consider yourself 100% straight?
I AM 100% STRAIGHT! I have no desire to do anything with a guy! I’ve never had that desire. I don’t look at guys as attractive. A lot of people give me a lot of sh*t, but I don’t, I really don’t. People say to me, “but you did it!”, “I would never do this,” or “I would never do that.” And I’m like, ok, so YOU would never do it. So don’t do it! But don’t get on me about it. If there’s one person who knows they’re straight, and knows that they like girls, and they don’t like guys… it’s me! It’s just that I’ve done things with guys. And I know that I’m just not into it. I’m into chicks!
Can you tell us if you and Heather are together today?
(Laughs) I would rather not! I can say is that it’s extremely complex, and it’s one of those things that you have to watch break down in front of you. Even if I tried to describe it, it wouldn’t sound right without watching it.
And when a fan on twitter called him out on his homophobic comments, Dustin replied, “That was misunderstood! Due to my past I get alot of aggressive approaches towards me! I am not Homophobic in the least bit!” Moving on to tonight’s new episode of the Real World titled “Cooke Monsters.” With Adam gone, a new roommate arrives and she immediately sets her sights on Dustin, dividing not only the girls, but the guys as well. It airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DUSTIN’S INTERVIEW & HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON ADAM & NANY’S RELATIONSHIP AND THIS SEASON SO FAR?
UPDATE: You can view some of Dustin Zito’s porn images here. Warning – they are NSFW.
Once upon a time, before the Jersey Shore became a huge phenom, there was a little show called The Real World.
Yes, the Real World returns tonight on the MTV network for it’s 25th season! And what better way to highlight season 25 than to have the cast return to Las Vegas. Remember the first season 12 Vegas cast with Steven, Trishelle, Alton, Irulan, and others?
Well, the new Vegas cast has some pretty big shoes to fill though it seems that shouldn’t be a problem as this season includes a well-stocked liquor cabinet and a male gay porn star among the cast. But get this, as it seems the cast member Dustin Zito, is apparently “straight” and simply “gay for pay.” Part of the press release is below -
“As the season progresses, the roommates get to know each other, divulge secrets about themselves, and experience the ups and downs of life while living at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Everything in Vegas this time around is on a grander scale, and that will come across loud and clear this season,” said MTV in a press release. “Romance amongst the cast members is at an all time high, as secrets are revealed and relationships are challenged. While some relationships will fail, others will emerge stronger and deeper.”
The new season of the Real World premieres tonight on MTV at 10/9c. A trailer is below plus the cast photos and bios.
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