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TJ Lavin, host of MTV Challenges and a Pro BMX dirt bike rider, is in critical condition following a dirt bike crash on Thursday night.

According to TMZ, TJ, 33, is currently in a medically induced coma after losing control of his bike and crashing during a jump at the Dew Tour BMX event in Las Vegas.

The accident occured as TJ hit a dirt ramp, lost control, and slammed down onto the ground. Friends and crew workers reportedly rushed to his side immediately as he didn’t appear to be moving.

TMZ adds that TJ is also experiencing brain swelling while listed in critical condition. A rep for MTV had the following to say: “Our thoughts are with TJ. He is an important part of MTV’s extended family and we’re all praying for him.”

TJ is the current host of MTV’s latest challenge – Cutthroat, which airs Wednesday nights on the network. Our thoughts and prayers are with TJ and his family.

MTV's The Ruins

Tonight’s episode of MTV’s The Ruins ended with a fight, a breakdown, and ultimately Tonya having to leave the show.

The episode began with the two douchebags known as Evan and Kenny being outright awful to a drunk Tonya. Once they get bored with Tonya, they decided to move on to Katie for whatever reason. Evan, Kenny and Johnny have become extremely annoying, mean and evil on these challenges. Quite frankly, I’m tired of seeing them on TV. Not sure why MTV keeps bringing them back every year.

The challenges have become rather boring and predictable. The same people come back every year, bully everyone, and win year after year. Here’s to hoping these three will not be back on the next challenge.

So we get back to Tonya who admits she has a drinking problem, as well as other real life problems which includes a recent divorce. It’s obvious to see she’s a broken person who needs help, and not constant abuse/berating from the 3 douchebags. Tonya once again gets drunk, and decides to take her anger out on Veronica. She ends up hitting Veronica and going home. Evan decides to play hero and comfort Tonya, perhaps to make himself look better on TV.

Wes ends up being the voice of reason, and calls them out. After all, they did play a big role in Tonya’s breakdown on the show. For some reason, Derrick tries to shut Wes down for speaking the truth. Clearly, no one is willing to stand up to the bullies, with the exception of Wes. The episode ended with Sarah defeating Katie, and Darrell defeating Danny.

Overall, with the exception of tonight’s episode, this season has been a bit of a bore to me. It seems like a rerun of previous seasons. The same douchebags, the same bullies, and the same victims. And quite frankly, I can’t stand to watch the Kenny/Evan/Johnny douche posse anymore. MTV needs a new formula.

The Myspace Pages of The Ruins cast members is below.

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duel2

MTV Has announced their newest RW/RR challenge! The Duel 2 will be premering April 8th at 10:00 pm Eastern time. This challenge involves 26 Real World and Road Rules alums in New Zealand in what MTV is calling one of the most intense challenges ever.

There will be no teams in this challenge, it will be every man and woman for themselves. The winners will split a grand prize of $300,000. The new Cast is below –

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The Girls – Kimberly, Ruthie, Diem, Katie, Aneesa, Jenn, Tori, Robin, Brooke, Paula, Rachel, Brittini and Shauvon.

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The Guys – Eric, Nick, Brad, Dunbar, Adam, Mark, Landon, Davis, Derek, Evan, Isaac, CT and Ryan.