The Challenge: Bloodlines PREVIEW

In case you haven’t heard, the new season of MTV’s The Challenge is called ‘Bloodlines’ and it’s a format that we’ve never seen on the show. Cast members from shows like ‘The Real World’, ‘Road Rules’, ‘Are You The One?’ will be paired up with a family member from back home. There are some major changes this season, opening up the casting to other shows like ‘Are You the One?’ I guess is a move to create a bigger fan base, but it’s usually always been Road Rules and The Real World people. Having watched a ton of Challenge seasons in the past, you definitely get used to seeing the same old people in every season and it makes it that much more entertaining. I have to say, I couldn’t get myself to watch the last season of The Challenge. The MTV show lost two of their cast members, Diem and Knight, and having the show return during that time was just really weird, I couldn’t get myself to watch it.

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But let’s get to the fun part. Here is the list of the contestants for this season: For pictures of the cast click here.

Aneesa and Rianna (Cousins)

Johnny Bananas and Vince (Cousins)

Camila and Larissa (Sisters)

Cara Maria and Jamie (Cousins)

Cohutta and Jill (Cousins)

Leroy and Candice (Cousins)

Nany and Nicole (Cousins)

KellyAnne and Anthony (Cousins)

Christina and Emily (Sisters)

Cory and Mitch (Cousins)

Dario and Raphy (Brothers)

Jenna and Brianna (Cousins)

Tony and Shane (Brothers)

Thomas and Stephen (Brothers)

As you can see some of the teams are mixed genders, male/female vs male/male so I’m wondering how this pair up is going to work. I’m hoping the dynamic of the new cast from Are You the One won’t be as awkward as I’m anticipating it to be. Hopefully TJ can pull this one together.

The Challenge: Bloodlines premieres Wednesday December 2nd on MTV.

Watch the trailer below

Who Won The Challenge: Free Agents?

I can’t believe it’s already the day after the finale! Seems like just yesterday we were talking about the premiere, but it’s done, we have our winners…and we’re not that surprised.

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Taking first place for the guys is none other than Johnny Bananas– what is it like his 5th win or something?

And for the girls, this wasn’t a surprise at all- Laurel. (Beating Nany by only 9 minutes)

Although the winners didn’t have me fooled, the other finalists continued to shock me throughout the episode. Rookie Johnny came in second?? That’s amazing! He definitely surprised me, but after watching last night’s finale you can tell he has such a great spirit, and how cute was he with partner Devyn??

So the two Johnny’s took 1st and 2nd place, which left Zach in third but in my toughest opinion, he didn’t deserve to be there. Imagine this finale with CT!?!? Um the results would’ve been completely different. The two Johnny’s were so lucky that Zach sucked so bad. He could barely move blaming his body for crampin up. When he was teamed up with Laurel he was crying out that he wanted to give up, she refused. And then he goes on to call her ‘stupid’ and a ‘bitch’, how old are you? Meanwhile Rookie Johnny’s over there like speaking to Devyn in a soft boice telling her to ‘gently jump into his arms, he’ll catch her’ so cute. In the end Zach did admit that the challenge ‘humbled’ him in a way, because he just assumed he was going to win it all. So that was kinda cool.

In my opinion, all three girls deserved to win, all of them are badass bitches, they are each in their own way the true definition of a ‘heroine’. I wasn’t really waiting to see who would win first, I wanted to see if everyone was going to cross the finish line! Mostly Devyn, because Nany and Laurel were neck and neck for most of the race.

Devyn has been the funniest part of this season, she was constantly making us laugh, so of course we want to see her win some cash! Obvi, girls gotta get a new wig! Devyn came in third, but she surprised everyone with her determination and heart. In the end, once everyone had crossed the finish line except for Devyn, they cut back to her and it looked like she literally was still at the bottom of the mountain! I don’t know how she did it, I don’t know how anyone did it, all I know is I can’t wait to watch the next one! Oh and when are we going to see TJ doing one of these??

What we learned from this season of MTV’s The Challenge: Free Agents?

If you’re going to do a challenge, change your name to Johnny.

The Challenge: Hold That Pose RECAP

We’re past the halfway point of this season’s MTV The Challenge: Free Agents. This season has proved to be a challenging one especially, since every contestant is on their own, being thrown with random teams/pairs every week for different challenges. It might seem like they’re in the safety of a team, but then the weekly challenge finishes and it’s obvious that everyone should be thinking on their own, because ultimately there will only be one winner.

 

Eliminated: Preston & Aneesa

 

If you missed the craziness check out our slideshow from last night’s episode.

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The Challenge: Free Agents Week 4

A quick review of last night’s episode of The Challenge: Free Agents. After a quick game of ‘Bounce Up’ which basically looked like a bunch of bobble heads playing soccer, the winning team (Johnny Bananas) had to choose who they wanted to vote in for eliminations.

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The house chose:
LaToya and Brandon

LaToya was all like “Aright then let’s kick it” because at this point she’s uber confident that she can come back from an elimination round.

Brandon on the other hand, is the worst Challenge player ever. He literally hasn’t won anything, I don’t even know why he keeps coming back on the show. At this point, his replacement ‘Swift’ who I’m sure people get him mixed up with is doing a whole lot better. And by a whole lot I really mean hanging by threads.

During the vote session Aneesa turns up her sass when she overhears Laurel telling everyone to vote for her. Aneesa takes the time to educate Laurel on the theme of this seasons Challenge, which is ‘Free Agents’ so everyone is free to vote for whomever they please. TJ breaks up the verbal dispute- I’ve actually never seen TJ get that mad on the show ever. He shuts those two girls up within miliseconds. Editing as always, was stellar.ChallengeToya2

I just want to add here that LaToya is officially my favourite Rookie ever. Not only is she feisty and delivers a mean come back…she does it with style and grace. And that people, is what you call star quality.

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In the elimination round, Zach pulled up the death card and Brandon instantly new he was a goner. Cara Marie pulled the unlucky card for the second week in a row. Literally, this looked like the easiest eliminatoin round for both contestants. Zach and Cara Marie both won if you didn’t guess that already.

Check out our slideshow below with hilarious pictures from this week’s ‘Bounce Up’ challenge competition.

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The Challenge: FREE AGENTS (Episode 1)

Ooh ooh! The new season of MTV’s The Challenge premiered last night and O-M-G it was absolutely spine tingling. If you’re not a fan of the popular MTV series (it’s currently in its 25th season) it’s basically a bunch of Real World people mixed with some randoms. Historically, The Challenge was a blend of two shows on MTV, The Real World and Road Rules. Now they usually take people from all seasons of The Real World, and sometimes throw in some randoms they find on the street. Anyways, it’s basically survivor but they live in a gigantic mansion, Jeff Probst isn’t the host, and they’re all 21-35 year old adults or children, depending on the episode.

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So lets get right into this new season. It’s called ‘Free Agents’ because all the contestants are fighting for themselves. Unlike past seasons where contestants are either paired up with their ‘rivals’, ‘exes’ or just put into teams based on their real world season, this one forces the contestants to face each battle on their own. There’s a catch, since they are ‘free agents’ that technically means they can be thrown around anywhere (to any team), so before each challenge, TJ announces what type of challenge they’ll be doing and with whom. It could be a solo mission, an entire team, or just with another female/male.

This week, contestants were separated into two teams (Red vs. Black). It was sort of like a relay race, certain sections of the challenge were given to certain contestants, some players had to run up 42 flights of stairs being chained to one another. The others were waiting at the top of the highest building in Uruguay to get the key from their stair master teammates and solve a puzzle. Once the puzzle was solved, the left over teammates had to walk across a giant beam hanging in mid air. Sounds exhausting right?

I already noticed the editing in this first episode was different. I’ve seen a lot of these seasons and this first episode is definitely one that stands out in terms of production value. I loved that slow motion camera they had on the contestants walking across the beam. Amazing. Also, how cool was that lit up Challenge sign at the pit or whatever it’s called this season.TheChallenge

To say this first challenge was uneventful is completely underrated. Blood and sweat weren’t the only things flying around, Swift (Real World: St Thomas) had the great idea of literally flying through the air to save his teammates who were being trapped in the stairwell. He jumps over Johnny or someone and gets the key out from under the carnage. It was amazing. LaToya (Real World: St. Thomas) felt sick after her stair climb, apparently she hit her head and was rushed to the emergency room while everyone commented on how ‘weak’ she was. Oh boy, how quickly they should’ve regretted saying that one.

Meanwhile, the fate of her teams victory lied in Jess’ sturdy legs and when she ran over that log and rung that bell it was like a light went off inside of her and every single bad childhood memory she had playing sports was wiped away clean because she won for her team! She did it! Dreams really do come true!

After the black team wins the challenge, the team is forced to vote in two players from the red team. They choose to vote in Chet (Real World:Brooklyn) and LaToya. It wasn’t over yet, because everyone’s names who had at least 1 vote against them were still in the running to be sent into eliminations. At the pit, the contestants with votes against have to lift a card and if there’s a skull on it that means they have to go into eliminations. This week, the guy and girl who saw the skulls were: Jemmye (Real World: Back to New Orleans) and Frank (Real World: San Diego)

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The elimination game was a simple five rounds of put the ball into the hole. You were either offense or defense…you get the point. Honestly, the guys match up was so anti climatic. After 3 rounds, Chet cut his chin wide open. It was bleeding pretty bad but the medics taped him up and TJ asked him if he wanted to continue and get stitched up later or just forfeit. I really didn’t see it coming, but apparently Chet makes money from his gorgina face and chose to forfeit, he admitted that his face and body were worth more than the idea of a large sum of untaxed money. Is it untaxed though?

The girls on the other hand, went HAM. H. A. M…LaToya definitely put up a fight. I think everyone was expecting her to get blown over by Jemmye, but that first round she literally did a circle around Jemmye and put the ball in the bin. The girls ended up fighting until the last round, but LaToya pulled through and she tossed Jemmye out of the ring ending the match. Jemmye’s a good player though and she gave Toya a huge hug and congratulated her on her well deserved victory. See, this is what all women should aspire to!

In the end, Nany reminds us that last season Jemmye was in the finals and this season she’s going home first. That can only mean this challenge is the biggest and baddest season yet! Stay tuned!

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The Challenge: Free Agents

It’s that time a year again! My favourite time is challenge time, yep a brand spackin’ new season of MTV’s The Challenge premiers on Thursday April 10th 10pmET.

So instead of being paired up in teams like they usually are, this season is all about going solo. It’ll most likely be one winner for the girls, and one winner for the boys. Either way, it’s going to be cray!

Check out the trailer below.

WHO WON RIVALS II??

For once, we can say Johnny Bananas didn’t win first place…and for that I am grateful. For the girls, I think it was pretty obvious Emily and Paula would come in first place…Cooke and Cara came in second. At the start of the race Cooke and Cara had a good lead…but the powerhouse duo caught up to them midway in the eating portion of the challenge.

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CT and Wes absolutely killed this final race…I had a huge smile on my face watching these two long time rivals battle it out. CT was so supportive of Wes, the entire time he was encouraging him and reminding him why they came all this way. CT might be a crazy maniac but I love watching him in finals…he was so good with Diem last time it’s a shame they didn’t win.

Anyways, CT and Wes won first place…they actually had a huge lead against Frank and Johnny. The horn being blown from the beach could be heard inland where Johnny and Frank were still working on their obstacle. I’m sure it’s a crushing feeling to hear that horn, but I was glad Johnny wasn’t the happy and smug one for once.

Emily and Paula made it back to the boat with Cara and Cooke trailing a ways behind. It looked like Cara and Cooke gave up once Paula and Emily passed them in the carrying obstacle. They just knew there was no way they’d catch up and beat them.

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There has been some crazy ass final challenges in the past few years, and even though this one looked intense…I don’t think it was as crazy as others. I didn’t like how there were only 4 teams in the final race….in the past there were several teams with 4 or 5  people all in the running…bigger teams…bigger suspense…you just have no idea whose going to win. In Rivals II we knew who was going to come in first place…or at least knew who would be winning some money. I was just waiting for it to be over.

Congratulations CT and Wes…finally CT wins his first ever Challenge! Emily and Paula absolutely killed the entire season…I don’t think it was a fair pairing…they are two extremely strong contenders and it just doesn’t make sense for those two to be paired together…in comparison to other teams like Cooke and her original partner Naomi.

I am so curious as to what the next Challenge will be…I’m hoping for a Rookies VS Vets…we haven’t seen one in a while and now that we have more rookies it will definitely be a great platform for the drama to unfold.

1st PLACE

       CT and Wes    |    Emily and Paula

2nd PLACE

Johnny and Frank  |  Cooke and Cara

3rd PLACE

Marlon and Jordan   |   Jemmye and Camila

RIVALS II: This Is the End…for Diem

Last night’s episode of MTV’s The Challenge:Rivals II was absolute insanity. There was no elimination last night, but we did get to see a whole lot of drama in the house, especially after the girls had their final challenge.

There are only four girl teams left…and it all came down to last night’s final challenge….every team wants to win that first spot and win their ticket to the final race. Cara and Cooke are on their own when the other 3 teams decide they want C & C voted into the jungle…of course that’s if Cara and Cooke don’t win immunity. Ha-Ha!

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I’ve never been a fan of Cara…but this season that has all changed thanks to Cooke. Cooke and Cara have fought through countless jungles…they’ve sent teams home and I think they deserve to be in the final race. They’ve had a target on their backs since day one…and it’s no question as to why they are my favourites right now. Having said that, this final challenge was extremely nerve wracking, I literally couldn’t breathe until it was over. It was a good ol’ game of simon says…the girls were chained to their partner, they had to run across the scorching hot beach to a tent where a machine signalled out the colours to them. Then they had to run back to the start line and assemble the colours in the appropriate order. There were two heats…so whoever came in last in the first heat automatically was sent to the jungle.

I did not expect my girls to win this round…I mean it’s the most important race and I just assumed Emily and Paula would kill it. Right off the start Em and Paula are zooming down the beach, C and C are in second…Diem and Aneesa are following in third and Jemmye is having a hard time running alongside Camila. The teams reach the tent to memorize their signals…Cooke and Cara are the first ones to get it, they zoom off leaving Em and Paula stunned. Diem finds herself sketching out when she can’t hold on to the colours in her head, Aneesa is standing there watching her partner completely break down. By this point the other 3 teams are down the beach…Cooke and Cara complete their order coming in first. Em and Paula come in second and Jemmye and Camila are in third. Diem and Aneesa are automatically sent to the jungle. Diem’s face…I just wish I had a picture….this is exactly what she didn’t want, she never wanted to see a jungle.

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In the second heat, it was Cooke and Cara against powerhouse Em and Paula. This was literally make or break, the boys were standing their watching the best entertainment of their lives. Somehow, Cara pulls through and continues her pace with Cooke. They make it to the tent a few seconds after Em and Paula, but again they’re the first ones out as Cara promises Cooke she’s got the order. For a few minutes I was like….this is where Cara f***s everything up!!

Cara and Cooke make it back to assemble the colours…by this point Em and Paula are caught up but C and C fight through and they end up winning first place!!!! When TJ blew that horn…wow I couldn’t be happier for these two girls. Everyone else was stunned…Diem was boiling with rage at the sight of Cooke celebrating. The guys were going nuts because everyone knows the house is about to be ripped apart…nobody thought Cooke and Cara would win immunity,

Back at the house….the girls are scrambling to lock down their votes. For the first time in the game, Em and Paula are legitimately facing the jungle and they are scared sh*tless. And this is why I love Jemmye and Camila. Not once did they beg the guys to not vote them in…they stayed out of it all.  Even though they could be facing the jungle…they sure as hell knew they would be coming back from it.

Paula is begging Jordan and Marlon not to vote for them, she has tears in her eyes…Jemmye walks by and turns to the boys and tells them she def can’t cry like that. Then everything blows up and Jemmye calls out Em and Paula for begging like a bunch of you know whats…somehow Diem gets involved…and then Jemmye is calling Diem an idiot…..how could she fall for CT all over again…everyone knows how he is and that he’s hooked up with everyone. The problem was…Diem wanted to go against Jem and Camila because she thinks she can beat them…however CT and Wes were saying they were going to vote in Em and Paula for whatever reasons. Diem saw this as CT playing her and not giving her what she wanted. And he really didn’t care because he can’t hold her hand forever…AND he doesn’t owe her anything. I love when he asked her why did you lose the final challenge! All you had to do was not come in last place!! Amazing.

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So Diem is having a full out psycho attack…with her red wine in her hand she’s walking through the house looking for trouble. Aneesa is trying to get her to lay off and go to sleep. Diem isn’t having it, she has a thing out for Cooke I don’t know why. She starts giving Cooke the evil eye because Cooke is totally care free at this point. Anyone in Diem’s way is open for fire. Also, if Cooke and Cara lost the challenge there would be no fighting…the house is a mess because Cooke and Cara won immunity. Revenge is so sweet!

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At the deliberations, Jordan and Marlon surprisingly vote for Jem and Camila. I have to respect Jordan’s decision as he based it on the fact Em and Paula have won almost every challenge, they deserve to see the finals…they fought hard enough. And I agree, they were the powerhouse of the game…like Cooke and Cara they proved themselves…I think it’s time for Diem and Aneesa to do the same.

So the final jungle will be Diem and Aneesa VS Jemmye and Camila.

I’ve always been Team NOLA so I hope I see Jem and Cam back in the game for the final race.

Who do you guys think will win the jungle?

RIVALS II: Who Got Eliminated?

On last night’s episode of MTV’s Rivals II we said goodbye to Real World New Orleans cast members Knight and Preston. After falling into last place…Knight and Preston had no choice but to fight for their lives in the jungle. This was the last elimination for the guys so it was extremely important to win.

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Rookies Marlon and Jordan knew they would be facing Knight and Preston…they ended up ruining them in the final jungle. Great job for the rookies…they just won themselves a ticket to the final race.

The 3 teams for the guys are:
CT and Wes

Johnny and Frank

Marlon and Jordan

Next week is a girls elimination…at this point teams are so close to the final challenge nobody wants to go into a jungle. We’ll see how it goes down.

The 4 teams for the girls are:

Diem and Aneesa

Emily and Paula

Cooke and Cara

Jemmye and Camila

Tune in next week for what’s sure to be one of the best episodes of the season!

Kardashians In MIKONOS!

The three part Kardashian vacation in Greece is over but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the beautiful pictures one more time. The Kardashian vacations are always a staple feature in their seasons, something always good comes out of the getaways. Although my man Robert wasn’t present, we still got the chance to enjoy Brody and Brandon as they joined the Kardashian clan in Mikonos.

Enjoy the slideshow!

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