UPDATE In cast you didn’t catch it at the end. This was an April Fool’s joke. Obviously Adele is too big for The Challenge. Sorry if I disappointed you, but I’ll leave the post up so we can remember what could have been. MTV has done a good job keeping this one under wraps, but due to the success of War of the Worlds, they … Continue reading Champs vs. Stars 3 (Spin Off 4): Cast Spoilers
With The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines premiering this week, many fans are anticipating the return of their favorite alumni. However, it’s time to be prepared to see some of the newbies. While all of the bloodlines contribute something to the show, these are the five bloodlines I really think we should keep an eye on: Vince (Banana’s cousin) What is a Challenge without Mr. Bananas? … Continue reading Five Bloodlines To Keep an Eye On
It sometimes feels like The Real World is the final casting stage for The Challenge. People get on the show, stay low-key throughout the season, then take form on The Challenge. There are some casting choices that so clearly scream “Challenge material,” yet they never set foot on a Challenge. These are the people who could dominate, or at least stir up the house, but … Continue reading 10 Real Worlders Who Were Clearly Built For the Challenge- But Never Did One
MTV has introduced twists to a lot of its reality shows, and it seems some twists aren’t so shocking any more. After 2 seasons of Battle of the Exes, and an entire Real World seasons centered around exes, has this theme been played out? The first Battle of the Exes was a huge hit for MTV. While some of the pairings were stretches, it was … Continue reading Has MTV Overplayed the “Exes” Theme?
After nearly 30 years, Jonathan Murray has revealed that he is stepping down as CEO of his successful company “Bunim-Murray Productions.” The he is passing the position to the company’s current president Gil Goldschein, Murray is not leaving the company. This move will allow Murray to play a more instrumental role in the production of shows. Murray’s involvement in production will be as an … Continue reading Jonathan Murray Steps Down as CEO of Bunim-Murray Productions
It’s a fucked up world when a bobblehead gets more camera time than actual people, but Johnny’s success on recent Challenges has allowed Johnny Banobblehead to be viewed more than some people on recent Challenges. Johnny’s challenge career came from humble beginnings, but now he seems to be an unbeatable force. In fact, many people think that he’s such a force that he shouldn’t be … Continue reading Has Johnny Become Unbeatable?
Based on their social media activity, it’s pretty obvious that Trey and Laura are not on the next Challenge. Rumor has it they were alternates, probably because people forget that The Real World was ever in St. Thomas. After Battle of the Seasons, it seems the two were in a bad place and weren’t talking. Fortunately, it seems the possibility of being teammates as sparked … Continue reading Is The Challenge a Relationship Saver?
After months of voting, Emily Schromm has finally been named Women’s Health Magazine’s Next Fitness Star. Challenge fans know her as a badass competitor who defeated some of the best and won Rivals 2 alongside partner Paula. Her new title proves that her victory on Rivals 2 was no fluke, years of training have gone into her physique and strength. Her victory was announced on … Continue reading Emily Schromm Become Women’s Health Next Fitness Star!
Much like I did last week, I am going to use this time between seasons to discuss some hot topics from previous Challenge seasons. This week, I wanted to look at what is perhaps the most controversial decision made on The Challenge: disqualifying the veterans from the Gauntlet 3 final. After Big Easy collapsed during the final mission, he was medically disqualified. The veteran team … Continue reading Throwback: The Gauntlet 3 Finale
Congratulations to Paula Beckert (Meronek) who gave birth to her first baby earlier this week! Fans of The Real World may remember Paula from the Key West season or any of the 10 Challenges she appeared on after The Real World. We’ve followed her through her personal development, Challenge wins and losses, and now as she starts a family of her own. In 2013-2014 she … Continue reading Real World Key West Alum Paula Give Birth to Baby Boy
The Challenge record book is always evolving. I think it’s interesting to see what achievement will be accomplished if each person wins Free Agents. So let’s check out the ways Challenge history will change depending upon the winner. If Johnny Bananas Wins: He will have the more Challenge victories (5) than any other competitor. He has already tied Kenny for most appearances in a final … Continue reading If … Wins Free Agents
The final eliminations before the final. Six stay, four leave. 1. Some Things Wrecked, Others Rejuvenated Right were we left off last time. CT vs. Leroy and Cara Maria vs. Laurel in Wrecking Walls. The men go first, and both fly up the wall. However, CT does so slightly faster and Leroy is sent home. Then we see Laurel face Cara Maira. Laurel seems to … Continue reading The Challenge Free Agents: Top Moments from Episode 11