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

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.


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.


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 NEW Real World: St Thomas!

An all new season of MTV’s The Real World premiered last night with the 7 strangers heading to the Virgin Islands. I must say, I’m surprised at how cool these kids are, they seem like laid back crazies that are probably going to have an amazing time on their own private island! Yes, they legit have their own island that they had to ride on a boat to get to! The house is amazing as always, hammock’s, pool, hot tub, it’s like a little piece of paradise for these 7 strangers.

I still don’t get why it’s 7 strangers…when the NOLA season had 8 people…if anyone knows the reason please enlighten me.

Anyways, the first two people we see are Ginger Robb, tall kind of muscular red head, he seems cool enough.

Then there’s Marie who sometimes resembles Laguna Beach start Kristin Cav- she seems like a good time.

Trey- the all American boy who I’m already in love with.

Swift- Yes that’s his name, well his last name, Swift is trying to become a lawyer. He is confident, not cocky, apparently there’s a difference folks.

LaToya- Who is officially my favourite roommate, she cracks me up, and it seems like something might go down between her and Swift, but I feel like she can match up to his ‘confidence’ level.

Brandon is the rockstar, covered in tats, kind of the loner of the group, he feels left out right away. He’s a recovering drug addict, and right away the roommates ask him about the scars on his wrists. He definitely has some issues. I don’t know if St.Thomas was the best place for him.

Laura is kind of the girl next door, she’s adopted and apparently wants the entire world to know, because she’s brought all her official adoption papers with her- I don’t get that but okay. Anyways, she has a thing for Trey right off the start, but gives Brandon some attention and he immediately falls for her. This literally happens over the span of the first night they’ve been together.

Brandon freaks out and confesses to Rob that he’s really jealous of Trey since he’s the all American guy and he can’t really compete with him. Anyways, it’s all ridiculous because it’s their first night and who knows whats going to happen. Brandon admits to Trey that he was jealous and acted irrational, Trey forgives him and all seems to be okay.

In the end, Brandon falls asleep on one of the outdoor hammocks, he forgets his diary/journal on the table. Trey decides to open it, which is really none of his business, even if you don’t know what it is, it clearly looks like some sort of journal, so why would you open it?

Anyways, inside there’s Brandon’s writing all over saying ‘kill me’ and all that good stuff, the roommates well Trey,Laura, and Swift freak out and wonder if they should be concerned for their safety. Yeah, probably you’re on a friggin’ island with this maniac! There’s nowhere to run!

It actually looks like it’s going to be a good season, they seem like a good bunch of kids, and really who doesn’t want to watch a bunch of Americans get wasted on a beautiful island, in the middle of paradise.

The Real World:St Thomas airs Thursday nights on MTV at 10pm.