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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With Big Brother 24’s Indy Santos

This Brazillian bombshell gave it her all in chances of winning the 750k cash prize on the 24th season of Big Brother US, she may not have walked away with the money but she certainly kept viewers entertained. I jumped at the opportunity to talk about reality TV, music and..soup with Indy Santos in this brand-spanking-new #TMITuesday interview.

1. If you could choose one song to be your current ‘theme song’ what would it be and why?

So Ugly I’m beautiful- Toni Jones 

2. Have you watched any of the live feed clips from Big Brother 24? 

Yes, mostly the fun ones about me!!!! 

I don’t want to have bad memories or bad feelings about anyone from the house.

3. Who do you keep in touch with the most from your season? What about other alumni? 

Jasmine, Joseph, Taylor and Michael.

But I talk to everyone basically every other day.

4.  Should you be offered the opportunity would you consider competing on another reality show?

Oh yes!!! It’s coming babe 

The Amazing Race? This would be amazing!!

Michael would be my first pick. Joseph the second if Taylor is busy. Jasmine as well!!!

We would have so much fun!!!

Big Brother Brazil? I have been waiting for literally 23 years!!! 

The Challenge? Ohhh YESSSSS!!!! Please 

5. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the fans something about you that they may not already know? Any hidden talents? 

I almost died 3 times in my life!!!!

And I can balance any bottle over my head/ shoulders/ knees – once I have a couple drinks hahaha 

6. Okay let’s clear the rumours up, fans speculated that you and Joseph had a fling in the jury house, can you confirm or deny this? 

Nooo, way!!! Never!!!! 

Joseph is my best friend from the season!!!! 

Our relationship is a family relationship. Nothing else. And we will always be friends. And YES, girls and guys can have a friendship!!!!! 

Indy & Joseph

7. You recently did a live with Paloma and received a lot of backlash for giving her further platform. Can you tell me about the motivation for this and some of the more complex questions you had to ask her?

Since when I left the house I felt that Paloma didn’t have an opportunity to be heard in a safe space. I offered my platform for her to be heard. To make sure I could share with her the lessons that I learned and to make sure I was not excluding her for anything. We already made a huge mistake as a house excluding Taylor in many situations, and I didn’t want to repeat that! 

And again, my intentions were not to hurt anyone, not Paloma, not Taylor. NO ONE!!! 

My intentions were to give her space and share my own lessons, with the hope to inspire her and others to do the same. 

8. What is most important to you in life, and what inspires that?

Family, friends and time. 

I’m blessed to have an amazing family and great friends that help me to grow. 

My parents inspire me to be better, and my friends show me the way with love and kindness. 

And God/The Universe always makes sure I have the right perspective to appreciate life itself! And all the privileges that I have. For ex: I’m a healthy woman, I’m emotionally mature, I’m free, and I’m aware of my own decisions and power to create the life that I dream of! So, so many privileges. 

9. You have apologized for your soup comment to Taylor Hale, winner of Big Brother 24 and AFP, so…it’s soup season here in Canada for Fall, what is your go-to soup?

Yes, I did apologize right after I made the comment, still in the house…at the finale and 100000 times more!!!! 

It was not intentional!!! My favorite soup it’s French onion ✨💕

10. What’s next for you Indy?

I’m about to release my manifestation course. In English and Portuguese. Where I teach how did I manage to come all the way from Brazil and get to the show. All my habits and tricks ahahaha 

During my jury time, I also wrote a book about my spiritual journey. That will be out whenever God wants to release it.

I’m already working with many brands on IG and I’m creating my God is my Sugar Daddy Brand ✨💕

I’m open to all the opportunities that the universe has for me. 



Keep up with Indy on Instagram & Tiktok and book your Cameo with her xx

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MTV’s The Challenge Enters Its 38th Season: Ride Or Dies With It’s Premiere Tonight

T.J Lavin hosts the latest season of the smash TV series with a theme first of people who actually get along…The cast is stacked with rookies, vets, siblings, exes, romantic partners, and BFFs.

The trailer makes me think that this season will be good for about 5 episodes? I’m skeptical after the final of The Challenge: USA… Let’s take a peek at who is competing for the champ title…

Amber Borzotra and Chauncey Palmer

Amber Borzotra and Chauncey Palmer

Photo : MTV

Nam Vo and Emmy Russ

Nam Vo and Emmy Russ

Photo : MTV

Devin Walker and Tori Deal

Devin Walker and Tori Deal

Photo : MTV

Fessy Shaffaat and Moriah Jadea

Fessy Shaffaat and Moriah Jadea

Photo : MTV

Laurel Stucky and Jakk Maddox

Laurel Stucky and Jakk Maddox

Photo : MTV

Kailah Bird and Sam Bird

Kailah Bird and Sam Bird

Photo : MTV

Turbo and Tamara Alfaro

Turbo and Tamara Alfaro

Photo : MTV

Nelson Thomas and Nurys Mateo

Nelson Thomas and Nurys Mateo
MTV photo

Jay Starrett and Michele Fitzgerald

Jay Starrett and Michele Fitzgerald

Horacio Gutierrez and Olivia Kaiser

Horacio Gutierrez and Olivia Kaiser

Photo : MTV

Kim Traenka and Colleen Schneider

Kim Traenka and Colleen Schneider

Photo : MTV

Johnny Middlebrooks and Ravyn Rochelle

Johnny Middlebrooks and Ravyn Rochelle

Photo : MTV

Tommy Bracco and Analyse Talavera

Tommy Bracco and Analyse Talavera

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Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Nany Gonzalez

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Nany Gonzalez

Photo : MTV

Jordan Wiseley and Aneesa Ferreira

Jordan Wiseley and Aneesa Ferreira

Photo : MTV

Darrell Taylor and Veronica Portillo

Darrell Taylor and Veronica Portillo

Photo : MTV

Kacee Clark and Kenny Clark

Kacee Clark and Kenny Clark

Photo : MTV

Catch the premiere tonight at 8pm/EST on MTV.

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Australian Survivor Teases With Tweet

The anticipated new series of Australian Survivor doesn’t quite have a premiere date but a year at least… I am more than certain that there will be some new North American-based crossover fans from the Netflix hit reboot series Heartbreak High who also love reality TV. And they will all be yelling “esshhhaaaayyyy” at the screen…

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Love Island UK’s George and Mollie become Step-siblings after their parents meet on the show set and marry

Love Island Casa Amor bombshells turned step-siblings! Parents of co-stars George Tasker (the one who lied about Ekin) and Mollie Salmon (Davide’s interest for a hot minute) marry just ONE MONTH after meeting at the hit ITV2 show’s summer reunion.

George shared a bed with this year’s winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (lied about what went down), who went on to bag boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti and the £50,000. Was I obsessed with this season? YES.

To make matters more interesting – his new step-sister Mollie also had an intimate run-in with winner Davide – as she arrived in the main villa alongside the female Casa Amor bombshells.

The Italian stallion, 27, first got flirty with newcomer Coco Lodge, 27, before the pair shared a steamy kiss in the garden that was seen by their fellow islanders. This was all of course before the legendary ‘t*t lick’ of 2022.

Cue the show’s reunion where Mollie and George’s parents met and at least they found love?


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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With Big Brother Canada 9’s Victoria ‘Spicy Vee’ Woghiren

This week’s feature is one of my favourite reality TV personalities to see the screen in years. It is my belief that in casting following Victoria aka Spicy Vee’s appearance on Big Brother Canada 9 that her personality is now an archetype.
From her messy secret HOH, to her dancing and blow-up with fellow houseguest Tera Spicy Vee never failed to keep fans glued to the screen. I sat down to talk with the firecracker about her Youtube show, budding career, Megan Thee Stallion and more in this brand-spanking-new interview with my new online BFF (kidding but she is a friggin’ delight).

1. Your show ‘Spill The Tea With Spicy Vee’ has featured many big RTV names, who is your dream guest on the show and why?

My dream guest would be Hilary Duff! OMG, I love her so much and even though she isn’t a reality star, she did have an appearance on The Bachelor so close enough hahaha. I would also love to have CT from the Challenge.. that would be a wild interview.

2. Speaking of your show, where can fans find it?

3. Who were you rooting for on #bb24?

Taylor! She is a legend, an icon, a damn queen!!! I really hope I get to meet her one day 😊 She went through so much in the game and the girl is still in there having no idea what the world is saying or thinking! It’s a crazy feeling and I cannot wait to see her get all the love.

4. How many times did you apply for Big Brother Canada before being cast?

I applied twice! Once in the in-person auditions in Toronto, and once via video audition! I really put my heart and soul into both auditions so it feels amazing that I got chosen. I think everyone should take the time to apply if it’s their dream, and don’t rush it! This is your shot!

photo via GLOBAL

5. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?

UHM lol, maybe that I am actually a massive child at heart. I mean, I guess that showed when I was in the ball pit but I just love doing kid stuff, watching Disney channel tv shows, and eating candy like I am actually just one big child who never wants to grow up lol.

6. How has your life changed since appearing on reality TV?

I get recognized a lot in my hometown which is super cool! I also LOVE to party and travel and I find that so many opportunities to do so have opened up! I feel like before the show I tried to hide my party side and how wild I really was, but now everyone knows that side of me so I can truly be who I am!

7. If you could choose one song to be your theme song what would it be and why?

OMG, the song “Her” by Megan Thee Stallion 😛 I love her and all of her songs hahaha. “LMFAO” is also hilarious, I think any of their songs could be my theme song!

8. How did you get the name ‘Spicy Vee’?

I got the name spicy vee because I drive a bright habanero orange Volkswagen Tiguan lol. The name was supposed to be for my car but all my friends started calling me spicy vee and it stuck! Before spicy vee, my friends called me VMONEY LOL

9. With the name ‘spicy vee’ what’s your favourite spicy food?

Haha, this may come as a shock but I am not too big into spicy food! I do love hot sauce though, I will put it on my eggs or avocado and it’s so much better haha. Also, at The Keg Restaurant and Bar, they have this super hot horseradish, and I love it!

10. What’s next for you? 

I am working full-time as a social worker at my local school board! I am so obsessed with finally having my own office to talk to and work with children in my community! I have my own Youtube interview show ‘Spill the Tea with SPICY VEE’ that I try to release episodes weekly so these are my two main focuses right now!



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Taylor Hale Makes Big Brother History

Fan favourite and sole resident of D*niel D*rston’s (best known to me as ‘Unwashed Elvis’) mind rent-free Taylor Hale made history on Sunday.

Not only did the Lays’ lover become the first Black woman in 24 seasons of the reality TV series to win, but the first time winner and America’s Favourite Player winner. The Michigan native strut herself away with a cruise for two and a cool 800k in prize money. Taylor left behind 15 other houseguests, including a brief showmance mate and runner-up (to the prize money and Taylor’s heart) Monte following a speech that brought this writer to tears.

photo via CBS

The ‘face and sword of the season’ spent most of her time in the Big Brother house being villainized and bullied simply for being herself, all the time unaware of the fanbase that was accumulating in her favour outside of the house of horrors.

After unknowingly having ‘Taylor’s Karma’ take its time to hit each houseguest who dared to try to take the ‘blockbuster’ out of the game, it was down to the final 3. Taylor, Turner and Monte competed for the final HOH with Turner winning part 1/3, Monte winning the second, and the third as well. This left Monte with a choice to bring Turner, longtime F2, or Taylor (his showmance whom he spent half the season bashing and belittling her).

Monte decided that Taylor would be his best chance at the 750k cash prize and was very wrong.

The roundtable seemed in favour of Turner or Monte but Jaylor fans rejoiced as Joseph fought hard for Taylor, despite Alyssa’s attempts in the jury house to sully that.
Monte fumbled to explain why he deserved to win and Taylor…Taylor brought out the inner pageant queen in her. This historic speech led to her historic win:

Jury, members, I am someone who has won three competitions, two of them including HOHs,” she said. “But I’m so much more than the wins I have had. I have proven that I can win in real power. But I’m more than my wins in this game. Monte may have more blood on his hands than me, but as someone who has sat on this eviction block six times on eviction night I have bled out the most in this game. But I have bandaged myself together every single time and gotten up and continued to fight because, like so many other women in the world, that is what we have to do to get to the end.

We have to take care of ourselves and put ourselves first,” she continued. “But also looking out for the rest of the ones behind us. I have been falsely accused and unjustly accused of using someone’s mental health as a piece in his game. As someone’s sick mother as a piece to use in this game. I have been called the b-word so many more times than in this house than I have in my real life.

Not to mention there was an attempted all-white alliance formed, and I had to sit on the block left on the block next to the person who tried to form that alliance,” the beauty queen mentioned. “I have overcome so much in this game, and I have come to understand that I am not a shield, I am a sword. I am not a victim I am a victor. And if there is one word that is going to describe the entire season, it is resiliency. And If you were to ask yourself the more resilient person in this season has been, it is me.

We can have the same Big Brother wins that we’ve had in the past, but I am challenging you, jury members,” she noted. “I thought I would humbly ask you for your vote. But I’m challenging all of you to decide what type of winner you want to have this year.
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Do you want the same thing where we see evictions and comp wins be the path to success?” she asked. “Or do we want a winner where we choose resiliency? We choose persistence as a reason to win this game. I have never given up on myself, and I refuse to do it tonight when I’m sitting next to such a strong competitor. Jury members, I’m challenging you to make the hard decision and change the course of this game and choose progress of the course of this game. I can be the winner of this season, and I promise you will not do it in vain if you choose me tonight.

Since her well-deserved win Hale has since been contacted by Lays for sponsorship, let the world know that she has no plans to continue a relationship with Monte, has been spotted with Joseph and fans assume this is only the beginning for her.

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The Amazing Race 34 Premieres This Wednesday

So. much. reality tv.

Following Survivor 43’s 2-hour premiere The Amazing Race is back for it’s 34th season. And Big Brother too? Will we as reality TV fans ever know sleep or peace??

Answer: no.

So who will we see compete? Let’s check it out.

Aastha Lal and Nina Duong, The Amazing Race 34

Aastha Lal and Nina Duong

Ages: 33 and 34
Engaged from Marina del Rey, Calif.

Abby Garrett and Will Freeman, The Amazing Race 34

Abby Garrett and Will Freeman

Ages: 24 and 35
Childhood sweethearts from Birmingham, Ala.

Aubrey Ares and David Hernandez, The Amazing Race 34

Aubrey Ares and David Hernandez

Ages: both 29
Ballroom dancers from Los Angeles

Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss, The Amazing Race 34

Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss

Ages: 24 and 25
Reality romance (“Big Brother 23”) from Los Angeles

Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert, The Amazing Race 34

Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert

Ages: both 36
Long-lost twins from Ardmore, Pa., and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Glenda and Lumumba Roberts, The Amazing Race 34

Glenda and Lumumba Roberts

Ages: both 41
Newlyweds from Norcross, Ga.

Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos, The Amazing Race 34

Luis Colon and Michelle Burgos

Ages: both 34
Married from Miami

Linton and Sharik Atkinson, The Amazing Race 34

Linton and Sharik Atkinson

Ages: 50 and 23
Father and daughter from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Marcus and Michael Craig, The Amazing Race 34

Marcus and Michael Craig

Ages: 38 and 30
Military brothers from Richmond Hill, Ga., and Alamogordo, N.M.

Quinton Peron and Mattie Lynch, The Amazing Race 34

Quinton Peron and Mattie Lynch

Ages: 29 and 27
Former Rams cheerleaders from Pasadena, Calif., and Vista, Calif.

Tim Mann and Rex Ryan, The Amazing Race 34

Tim Mann and Rex Ryan

Ages: 40 and 59
Golf buddies from Brentwood, Tenn.

Rich Kuo and Dom Jones, The Amazing Race 34

Rich Kuo and Dom Jones

Ages: 32 and 35
Motivational speakers from Huntington Beach, Calif.

*All photos are by Sonja Flemming/CBS

On their official Twitter account, it was revealed where these new pairings will visit this season.



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Youtuber Trisha Paytas And Husband Moses Harmon Welcome A Baby Girl

Sorry to those who wanted to believe that Trisha Paytas had the reincarnation of The Queen last week but it simply isn’t the case.

‘Malibu Barbie Paytas-Harmon’ (real name…) is the internet’s latest star. Born yesterday at 8.9lbs, Paytas tweeted about the birth of her first child.

So now begs the question, when does “I Love You Malibu” come out?

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The Challenge USA Finale Crowned 2 Winners And Tons Of Quitters

Warning: This post contains spoilers, but will save you the 2 hours of watching the episode.

It was a rough night for Challenge fans and cast members on Twitter last night. We open the episode with Enzo calling everyone rats and moving into the daily pretty quickly. It is a women’s elimination (the last elimination before the final) with besties Angela and Alyssa knowing that they need to win to stay out of The Arena. This should be simple for Angela Rummins who has been dominating the dailies all season…right?

Alyssa & Angela // photo from CBS


In the season’s first-ever nighttime challenge, these CBS competitors swim across a dark lake (Enzo is already panicked…) to reach a creepy abandoned town. The town was complete with fake body parts and faceless mannequins. There, they must solve various puzzles, varying from sliders to tangrams, in order to collect tokens and tires that are worth points. Whoever earns the most points, wins. They had 2 hours to complete this challenge.

Angela and Tyson appear to snag the lead, and Cayla needed a boost (no seriously Sarah lifted her with her head) to get out of the mud. Angela gets stumped by a slider puzzle (with the token there worth 20 points).

Shockingly, Dom does quite well and I was reminded once again that he is indeed on the show, and Ben hurts his shoulder.

Eventually, winners are determined, Tyson and Dom tie (and split 5k in their accounts), and Sarah snags her first win in a daily in her entire reality TV career. Coming in last place is Angela, all of this is great news if you are not Alyssa…

What does this mean? Well, Angela goes straight into the arena and Tyson, Dom and Sarah will determine who she competes against for the last spot in the final.

Tyson // photo by CBS



My favourite part of the episode was the Kiki and Zoe sighting during Danny’s call to them. #TEAMKIKI
Angela gets a birthday call from her fiance (ex??) Tyler Crispen too, which was sweet.

After some debate with the winning trio, it is clear that Dom and Sarah are voting Alyssa in and Tyson is going to vote for Cayla.
The majority rules in The Arena and besties Alyssa and Angela compete in a Challenge classic, POLE WRESTLE.
Angela wins to no surprise and sheds possibly her first tear ever at the sight of her friend leaving on her account.

Fast forward to the final, where Ben finds out he is not medically cleared to compete and the algorithm is back.
Each leg will have one man and one woman paired up (if one of them quits they are both out), and one woman competing alone. This will all rotate of course, and there is a series of points for each place in the leg.
The challenger with the most points at the top of the mountain wins the big prize and will compete on The Challenge World something something.

Leg one is a puzzle and a long swim, Desi and Enzo are paired up and Sarah is alone. Enzo, in true Enzo fashion, quits mid-swim robbing Desi of her winnings and the opportunity to continue on.

Queen Desi // photo by CBS, tears by Enzo sucking


This was a clear indicator to me that I was not going to enjoy the rest of this final, and I sure didn’t. Danny and Cayla finish first and bank five points each.

The new pairings for the second leg are: Danny/Angela, Tyson/Sarah and Dom/Justine, with Cayla running solo. After a long sprint, it’s time for an eating challenge! I love these.
They have to eat an entire onion, full garlic cloves and an entire thermos of lemon juice. Which is honestly pretty low-level for The Challenge? After finishing one onion and garlic cloves they must do some math. Angela and Danny bank first place points on this one after Angela uses her cooking skill as a vegan.

For some reason the episode is STILL going and there are new pairs for this next leg. Dom/Cayla, Angela/Tyson and Sarah/Danny, with Justine going alone. Here, they must memorize a series of numbers, collect a decoder and run along a path. After adding up the numbers and using the decoder, they have to unscramble letters to form a phrase. Tyson and Angela crack the code first and win the leg, while Justine times out.

Final check point (before the final leg much to Justine’s surprise) It’s now Danny/Justine, Tyson/Cayla and Dom/Sarah, with Angela alone. It’s the overnight portion, and duos must move a huge mound of rubble, while their partner gets some rest. With Angela being alone, she’s at a serious disadvantage but has half of the rubble of the pairings. She ‘opts’ to sleep instead, figuring she’ll take last place points in exchange for being fully charged for Day 2. Instead of production getting involved and confirming that she wants to quit… Her “strategy” comes back to bite her: When TJ wakes them up bright and early in their smelly tent, he asks her what happened, then he disqualifies her. This final is a mess but Dom and Sarah win five points for the task.

The competitors are paired no more and individuals again. With some puzzles along the way, and a snowy and cold footrace to the top of a mountain (a Challenge classic)If the players finish the task, the money in their individual bank accounts is theirs. Also, points for this portion are doubled, so the first person place gets a whopping 10 points added to their overall scores.

Following a hexagon shape puzzle, Tyson takes a quick lead for the men, while Justine leads for the women. The second puzzle is a batch of Sudoku puzzles, and this is where we get all the quitters. Danny completes the puzzle with ease and grabs the lead while Tyson, Dom, Justine and Cayla are bested by the number puzzle and the frigid air/weather and quit. All 4 leave with 0 dollars and a quitter title.

Sarah is meanwhile, stuck at the first puzzle with no idea that anyone else has quit. She assumes she’s playing for 3rd in the women’s portion. She pushes through and completes both puzzles eventually meeting Danny and TJ at the top of the mountain. Mr. Lavin tells the two that everyone else quit, and that not only will they split the quitter’s bank accounts but the 500,000 prize as well.

Remember when I said my favourite moment of the episode was the Kiki/Zoe call? Well, I did not mean the first one, I meant Danny telling his family that he won. Very reminiscent of Ashley Mitchell calling her mom at the end of Invasion Of The Champions.

What did we learn this season? It’s f*ck Enzo and Sarah is unlikeable no matter what show she’s on. Oh! And Danny is a sodoku master?











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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With Toronto R’n’B Artist Geneva

One of my favourite things to do aside from sleeping and eating mac and cheese is listening to new music. This week’s feature is a gifted artist who should truly be added to your Spotify playlists…like now. Right now…

I’ll wait.

Geneva and I discuss music, life and a whole lot more in this all-new #TMITuesday interview.

1. Who or what inspires your music?

Anything can be inspiration if you let it – pain, heartbreak, love, longing…LIFE! When I feel disappointed or upset about something, I find writing can be very cathartic. It helps me process what I’m feeling and obviously when other people can relate to those feelings and experiences in the music, it makes it even more rewarding / meaningful.

I’m always excavating past experiences, moments, situations, feelings, memories for inspiration. The gift of a good songwriter is to communicate these every day feelings in a unique way that feels true to the artist and their audience.

2. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?

I’m technically a “halfmerican” – my biological father was originally from Miami so I’m technically half American. Also, I used to play cello 🙂

3. How important is it for you to be your authentic self when creating music?

Very! The moment you start creating from a place of “what will other people like”, you’re not creating from an authentic place. I think the more honest and vulnerable I am in terms of my songwriting, the more the right people will gravitate to my music and relate to me as an artist and person just going through this crazy journey we call life together.

4. If you could choose one song by any artist to be your ‘theme song’ what would it be and why

Honestly, “Win” by Jay Rock gets me hype. There is so much rejection and weird shit that goes down in this industry, and people can switch up on a dime, so you really need to have thick skin to make it anywhere. You can’t let other people derail you or let outside opinions interfere with your vision. Not everyone is gonna get it, that’s not your problem. Keep pushing! In the words of Jay Rock, “You either with me or against me, ho!

5. What is an average day like for you?

Admittedly I don’t have a super wild and unpredictable day-to-day life most days – I work a 9-5 and have a 7-year-old daughter so I’m not living any type of glamorous lifestyle for the most part. However, stability, consistency and limiting distractions has resulted in me going beast mode these past couple years over COVID and I currently have over 25 song demos in the chamber so I guess there’s something to be said for being a bit “boring” 😛

I try to carve out time for songwriting / studio time as often as possible and also work with a voice + performance coach weekly. I have been investing heavily in my craft.

6. Who is your dream artist to do a collab with?

I would love to work with SAINt JHN, he’s such a dope songwriter and I love his vibe. I feel like we’d do a crazy song together. I’m a huge fan of other songwriters / artists like Tiara Thomas, Ari Lennox, Stacy Barthe…I’d love to work with them. In Toronto, would be sick to do a song with Sean Leon or Runway the Catwalker. I love Clairmont the Second also.

7. I write a lot about reality TV on here, are you a fan?

Girl yes! The trashier the better. The last thing I watched was The Ultimatum which was delightfully chaotic.

8. Do you have a celebrity crush? If so, who?

We can go with SAINt JHN here too. He’s so hot and stylish!

9. What are your thoughts on the new Drake album?

I actually like that he did a house record, I’m not mad at it, but I feel like he did it in like a week. As an OG house head the bar is pretty high so I’m probably more judgmental than the average listener. Anything that can introduce the next generation to the culture is dope though, so I hope his younger listeners dug into the genre and the history more. There are some great books on electronic music history so…study up!! Modulations, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, Energy Flash to name a few…

10. What’s next for you?

I have a pretty large body of work at the moment so would love to release a proper full 12-track album but I have to bide my time with some singles for now. I’ll be releasing “Larry Hoover,” a collab with S4G4 late fall, “Body On Me,” a dancy bop produced by KYU in early spring around March, and then a summer jam in May called “Down Bad” featuring Basi Azul. In the meanwhile, if you like house, “The Vibe” just came out not too long ago. It’s a vibe, as its namesake suggests!



Keep up with Geneva!


https://ffm.bio/geneva (Main DSP/music links)

Spotify / Website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook 

Link to the latest release: https://ffm.to/thevibeftgeneva

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Netflix’s Dated and Related Is A Real Show…

Thankfully, the show is not about siblings who are dating one another…but it does have a premise that gives me the ick.

According to Tom’s Guide, the core concept is fairly simple: a diverse group of single people travel to a European villa to find love, but the twist is they’re accompanied by a sibling who is also on the hunt for a soul mate. As you can probably guess this leads to all sorts of awkward encounters. After all, there’s nothing more distracting when attempting to woo a potential partner than having their sibling within earshot. The show also makes liberal use of the double-date format, only this time it’s two pairs of siblings on a date together. There’s also the expected collection of group activities and challenges, not to mention plenty of producer-driven chats. 

The show has a pathetic 4.1/10 on IMDB so I cannot see the series getting a second season.

I’m not sure I’d be too hyped to be on a dating show with my brother, will you be adding this show to your rotation?

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Round Off Your Long Weekend In Toronto On Monday With A Beach Party

With 22 years of Promise Cherry Beach parties, the team behind the underground techno takeover in Toronto is still going strong.

With recent notice from BlogTO and Exclaim! the weekly events (that run June 5th to Sept 5th) offer a mini-vacation on Sundays 3pm-11pm. They’re family-friendly and feature some of Toronto’s best and brightest DJs and international headliners. So sure you could spend 300+ on VELD tickets this weekend, or have a taste of Toronto beach life for a fraction of the price.

This weekend’s event will happen on Monday (with Ciel & Lis Dalton headlining) and run from 3pm to 11pm. Get your tickets now and pretend that Ontario is a tropical haven.

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With Canadian Artist Tremayne

Tremayne is a Toronto grown hip-hop artist, known for his prolific performances and universally respected for his visceral songwriting. Born and raised just west of Toronto, in the suburb of Brampton, Tremayne began his career under the moniker T-Mayne, a nod to his birth name. Known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, whether on stage or on record, it has become a calling card for his style of music. Floating somewhere between the poetic, introspection of classic Chicago hip hop, and the contemporary trap soundwaves of New Toronto, Tremayne explores the interpersonal workings of the artist mind, the bleeding heart and the human experience. His pursuit of a career in music has taken him across the globe from London, New York, Montreal, Germany to performing at Atlanta hip hop festival, A3C. He and his collective, StayOutLate, look to leave an imprint on the entertainment industry.

  1. Since today is #TMITuesday what can you tell the readers about you that they may not
    already know?


    This is a tough one because I’m pretty much an open book, but that actually gives me a good
    answer. If you follow me on Instagram you might not know my handle is an acronym. Most
    people fuck it up when they mention me. It’s not idaati, it’s Ldaati and it stand for Life Death And All Things Inbetween. The name came from the fact I wanted to treat my Instagram like a reality
    TV channel. so you can go back to my very first post ever. Nothing has been deleted or
    archived since, I think I started it in 2014?
  2. Who or what inspires your sound?
    This unpredictable, highly experimental, chaotic thing called life. Most of my music, whether
    bright or dark sounding, dances in a vast, often uncomfortable world of existentialism. I often try to mimic the peaks and valleys, and always venture to explore things less explored.
  3. If you were to collab with any artist who would it be and why?

    Honestly this question is tough, because as an artist that changes depending on a million
    different factors. But if the scenario was that I was locked in a room with one artist and we
    couldn’t leave until we made a hit on my terms it would probably be either Jill Scott or Erykah Badu. I’d have them teach me how to sing, which would drive them crazy cause I’m a terrible singer, but I think they’d be able to help me find my pocket. We’d talk about life for probablydays. If it’s Erykah I’d convince her to be the doula of my first born child, and somewhere within all of that we’d end up making an album worth of music, that if you know me might never seethe light of day lol.
  4. I talk about reality TV a lot on this site, would you ever compete on a show like Canada’s Got
    Talent, or The Voice?


    I personally wouldn’t. It’s not fitting for me. Ima super emotional, theatrical, grungy artist. If they allow the audience and judges to be on a shroom trip when I perform maybe. But stripped down I think my content is more disruptive than entertaining.
  5. A simple one, whats your fave movie?
    Lmfao! I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say the movies I’d like to say, but I’m going to say it and you edit if you want afterward. It’s either Lars Von trier’s – Antichrist or Gaspar Noè’s –
    Irreversible. Both incredibly hard movies to watch. Gaspar’s has the most beautifully redeeming moment in the end that very few people can make it to. I always connect with things that challenge my safe place. I believe a huge and dangerous flaw in most of us is our inability to navigate uncomfortable things. It often pushes us to a place of black and white when nothing on this planet is completely black and white.
  6. What is a song that you are most proud of?
    Probably my most recent release, Daddy issues ft. Backxwash and Charlie Noiir. It’s an
    extremely vulnerable song and sound wise not really something I’ve expressed as an artist. It’s a song that I thought would alienate a lot of people who listen to my music, but on the contrary it ended up connecting with a lot of people, which I’m proud of.
  7. What is an average day like for you?
    Being tormented with a list of 100 things to do. Always deciding to let things flow as they may, and wearing whichever cap I’m most connected to at the time. Having a million deadlines and trying to complete them all in one day. Being concerned I’m not living up to my potential. Being obsessed with making the people around me better.
  8. If you could choose one song to be your ‘theme song’ what would it be and why?
    It would definitely have to be Kanye – Power. No song gets me as hype and makes me feel as
    determined and destined as that song. Whenever I feel lazy or like giving up or uninspired I play that song for a charge up.

9. Do you remember the first song you ever recorded?
I don’t remember the song exactly, but I remember the time period. It was high school. My
friends Scotty IV, who at that time went as Spooks and Prezident Jeff all had just got into
making music. They were already talented producers and rappers and I was just a kid who liked to write. To this day I have no clue why they let me rock with them cause I was really horrible, but I was committed. I’m still committed.

10. What’s next for you?
No clue really. I want to do a lot of things, but we’ll see what the universe has in store. If you’re following my socials you’ll see it all play out.
Twitter – @tremayneSOL
Instagram – @Ldaati
Tiktok – @treyoutlate

photo by Daniel Chirume

Cover image by: Dusty Loops

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With MTV’s Syrus Yarbrough

I was buzzing to find out that I would get to speak with this week’s LEGEND. The Challenge would not be where it is without this man.

I sat down to talk with Syrus Yarbrough about his upcoming wedding, returning to TV and more in this week’s #TMITuesday.

1. You and your beautiful partner are engaged, can we expect a big reality TV guestlist for the event? (I’m sure I could as that so I will wait for mine in the mail)

Hahah… She is not the type to be filming our private/intimate wedding. I mean I’m sure there is a price that would make her think…. But she ain’t into that type of thing. That’s all me. 

2. How do you feel about the current representation of Black and POC in reality TV?

I feel like there has definitely been a movement toward more substance in the different characters but I think we have a ways to go. And I honestly don’t group POC with The Black community.

The Cookout from #bb23

Just feel like we’ve been through too much to be grouped with others. Not saying they don’t struggle but our struggle is a whole different every day every hour thing. No disrespect to anyone or culture just speaking my feelings.

3. What has been the best and what has been the worst part about returning to The Challenge?

Oh man… the return has been awesome! Nothing bad about any part of it. I mean it’s a game. Yes I want to win and yes it’s a lot of money but… money & me have a great relationship I don’t worry or stress over it. 

4. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?

Hhhhhmmmmm….. I’m pretty much an open book but let me see? Some people in college only remember me from “Bay Watch” I had a few roles on there it was my college summer job! Oh and it’s filmed in my home town of Santa Monica,CA

5. Who were you rooting for on All Stars 3?

No comment

6. Do you think that you could beat TJ Lavin in:

A pole wrestle:
A puzzle:
A Hall Brawl:

Wow. Well, let’s just say I think I can beat anyone at something. I think that everyone has their day some have more days than others. So yea tj…. Let’s go! The funny thing is… u can be a complete expert and make one mistake and boom you’re done. 


7. You are a man that KNOWS how to throw a party. What are 5 essential things for the perfect party?

Location, theme, timing, organization & execution 

8. What is a typical day like for you?

I do intermittent fasting for 16 hours including sleep. Wake up say my positive affirmations. Look at my socials, organize day, off to the gym for a min of 10 miles or an hour cardio, quick weights! Mon weds fri is the beach as some beach run and bball cardio before the gym. Sometimes I go back to the gym after for a double dose with my lady then I do another 10 miles. I have snacks when my fast is done and we eat dinner with the animals after and watch our shows ! Be creative and write or design throughout the day. Meetings sprinkled in. And repeat!

9. If you could name one song as your ‘theme song’ what would it be and why?

Oh my … I was just asked this for a podcast… right now… “Mary J Blige & DJ Khalid “ “Amazing “

10. Whats next for you?

Still writing shows and my Autobiography. Staying in shape and hoping to get on either challenge and win. Wedding and maybe a “Lil Sy” or if it’s a girl “SY-Anara “ ! Other than that just continue to be creating and doing what I do! Bring it to the world and see how they feel about my vision

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Promise Cherry Beach Has One For The Music Heads Tomorrow

­­In this e-blast from the Toronto, Canada based event company the team stated:

This Sunday’s beach party will be a music-head techno  playground. Aurora Halal is at the sphere’s-edge of an expanding universe of dark, angular life-affirming dance-floor intensity and we welcome you into her cosmos. ­Aurora Halal is the creator of NYC’s successful Mutual Dreaming events and the groundbreaking Sustain Release festival. In all her projects she treats dance music as an arena for transformation and her events have been rooted in an underground DIY approach that pushes forward-thinking sounds, production and ideas. Shadowy and psychedelic, her hardware live & DJ sets have a hazy sensuality and metallic dance floor intensity that’s playful, dark, euphoric and emotionally vulnerable.
 She’s a resident at NYC’s Nowadays, a regular at Berghain and De School, and has spent the last 10 years touring like-minded clubs, raves and festivals all over the world.
Expanding the universe with her are our genius friends Edna King, Acote, Loxxe and Sanjeet – don’t miss a blip! ­­Grab Tickets­­­
­­We’ve already started getting ready with these sets:

BBC Radio 6 Mix – Aurora Halal

Edna King – Promise German Sparkle Party! Dec 1 2018

Acote – Promise Cherry Beach Aug 25, 2019

Loxxe – PITSCAST.042

Sanjeet – Invisible City Radio 2021-09-17­­­
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­­­Oh! And if you weren’t with us last weekend here are some moments that you maybe missed. Captured by our friend Ded Pixel of Ded Agency.
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The Real Housewives Of Lagos Serves Drama, And High Fashion

The Real Housewives of Lagos premiere is here. In true Lagos style, they will be serving up all the high fashion, luxury, drama and power moves.



Watch #RHOLagos starring Carolyna Hutchings, Laura Ikeji, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Iyabo Ojo and Mariam Timmer only on Showmax, with new episodes every Friday.

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The Challenge: USA Is Coming To CBS On July 6th: Meet The Cast

“The Challenge: USA” kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on CBS on Wednesday, July 6, at 9:30 p.m. ET, as part of CBS’ Wednesday night reality block. It will air directly after the premiere of a brand new season of “Big Brother.” 

While Twitter stans thought that this would be ‘The Challenge: CBS” is instead the first international installment of the spin-off series’. Coming soon will be Argentina, The UK, Australia and more.

The cast of this new series includes a handful of the BB23 cast, Survivor, and Love Island. It will be interesting to see how they compete in a different series of competitions and this political environment.

According to Variety, The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Bunim/Murray Productions; Julie Pizzi and Justin Booth serve as executive producers. “The Challenge” first premiered on MTV in 1998 and is the longest-running reality series on TV. The spinoff “The Challenge: All Stars” is currently airing its third season on Paramount+.

“The Challenge: CBS” premieres on CBS Wednesday, July 6, at 9:30 p.m. ET. Meet the full cast below.

Alyssa Lopez Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Alyssa Lopez

Original show: “Big Brother 23”

Angela Rummans Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Angela Rummans

Original show: “Big Brother 20”

Azah Awasum Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Azah Awasum

Original show: “Big Brother 23”

Ben Driebergen Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Ben Driebergen

Original show: “Survivor 35”

Cashay Proudfoot Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Cashay Proudfoot

Original show: “Love Island 3”

Cashel Barnett Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Cashel Barnett

Orignal show: “Love Island 1”

Cayla Platt Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Cayla Platt

Original show: “The Amazing Race 33”

Cely Vasquez Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Cely Vasquez

Original show: “Love Island 2”

Melvin “Cinco” Holland Jr. Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Melvin “Cinco” Holland Jr.

Original show: “Love Island 3”

Danny McCray Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Danny McCray

Original show: “Survivor 41”

David Alexander Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

David Alexander

Original show: “Big Brother 21”

Derek Xiao Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Derek Xiao

Original show: Derek Xiao

Desi Williams Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Desi Williams

Original show: “Survivor 35”

Domenick Abbate Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Domenick Abbate

Original show: “Survivor 36”

Enzo Palumbo Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Enzo Palumbo

Original show: “Big Brother 12”

James Wallington Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

James Wallington

Original show: “The Amazing Race 32”

Javonny Vega Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Javonny Vega

Original show: “Love Island 3”

Justine Ndiba Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Justine Ndiba

Original show: “Love Island 2”

Kyland Young Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Kyland Young

Original show: “Big Brother 23”

Kyra Green Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Kyra Green

Orignal show: “Love Island 1”

Leo Temory Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Leo Temory

Original show: “The Amazing Race 23”

Sarah Lacina Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Sarah Lacina

Original show: “Survivor 28”

Shan Smith Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Shan Smith

Original show: “Survivor 41”

Shannon St. Clair Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Shannon St. Clair

Original show: “Love Island 3”

Tasha Fox Survivor

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Tasha Fox

Original show: “Survivor 28”

Tiffany Mitchell Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Tiffany Mitchell

Original show: “Big Brother 23”

Tyson Apostol Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Tyson Apostol

Original show: “Survivor 18”

Xavier Prather Challenge

Photo : Laura Barisonzi/Paramount

Xavier Prather

Original show: “Big Brother 23”

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With Big Brother Canada 10’s Jay Northcott

Although this week’s feature did not make the jury in their season, they did bring the drama in the short time that they were in the Big Brother Canada 10 house.

Listen, I’m not thrilled with a Kevin win either, but I got to chat with one of my faves, Jay Northcott. We chat about pronouns, cast “BBCan10 The Musical”, and so much more in this all-new interview.

1. If you could change one thing that you did during. your time on Big Brother Canada what would it be and why?

I wouldn’t have answered the phone! I thought it would for sure be HOH, when it was safety it messed up my whole game

via Global

2. What advice do you have for anyone looking to apply next year? 

Be 100% yourself, tell them about your strategy and what you would bring to the table

3. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?

I broke my wrist 3 times snowboarding and I have only snowboarded 9 times

4. Do you keep in touch with any of your former bbcan family? 

Yeah with everyone but Marty 

5. How has your life changed since appearing on reality TV?

Omg, its so crazy getting notice in parking garages and grocery stores. I have got to do a bunch of awesome appearances and got to meet my heroes from past seasons

6. What would you say is your current ‘theme song’? 

No one dies from love by Tove Lo


7. If you were to cast ‘Big Brother Canada 10: The Musical’ who would fill the following roles:

Arissa Cox
Only Arisa can play Arisa

You
Jordan Fisher or Keiynan Lonsdale

Betty
Aubrey Plaza

Gino
Jake Gyllenhall 

Josh
I would play Josh, So I get to go further in the game

Kevin
The guy who played IT, Bill Skarsgård

Summer
Does she have to be in the musical?

Tynesha
Zoe Kravitz

The Red Gummy Bear
A real bear, it would probably cause fewer problems

8. Do you have any catchphrases? 

‘Actually’ probably was the best on the show

9. Were your pronouns respected by fellow houseguests do you feel?

Eventually by most, but it was the first time for a lot of people some tried more than others, you can probably guess who. T was the hardest worker at nailing my pronouns.

10. What’s next for you Jay?

Hosting pride events, working with a theatre company called Obsidian Theatre for a national program called Young Black and Gifted and hopefully a redemption season😘

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#TBT: The Jonas Brothers’ Baby Bottle Pop Commercial

I know what you are thinking “this cannot be real” or “did I not repress this memory enough?”

Well…this IS real and you may have repressed this but I’m unlocking it like a locksmith. Joe, Nick, Kevin and no Frankie…all were early-influencers. I would honestly enjoy seeing a remake of this now…

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And The Winner Of Survivor 42 Is…

With a solid final five of Jonathan, Lindsay, Maryanne, Mike and Romeo the sole survivor of season 42 was tough to predict.

from CBS

With all five finalists having a solid case for the jury (except Romeo who barely got air time) I was prettttttty stoked to see the jury speeches.

Now, I could go through the entire 3-hour episode but I won’t.

I’ll get straight to the winner spoiler with MARYANNE.

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RODDY RACKZZ Drops “REALEST RICHEST YOUNGIN (REMIX) FEAT. PEEZY” Via Def Jam (Watch Here)

If you ever see me working with headphones on I am likely bopping along to rap.

Roddy Rackzz raps with poise and urgency. Hailing from West Baltimore, the 24-year-old brings the grittiness of his city to his warm sing-raps, emphasizing sincerity and storytelling in solemn hits like “Never Enough.” Over the last few years, he’s made songs that detail life’s highs and lows. Tough memories of his rise from nothing are cut through with a feeling of aspiration. 

By turning reflective, internal bars into open-hearted anthems, Roddy has quickly established himself as one of the most refreshingly emotional artists to emerge from his city. And despite being a newcomer to the rap game, he’s already shown he can hang with industry vets. Roddy plans to stay focused. He’s back in long studio sessions, this time with artists who are on a similar wavelength, like Pyrex. He’s ready for the next step and in a better state of mind, which means the new music is reaching toward the ideas he’s always been turning over in the back of his head. “By the vibes getting better and just being in a better space in my life, I’m gonna make better music,” he explains. “Every time I go in the studio, I make a better song than last time.”

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The Real Housewives Of The World: A Look At The International RHW Series

I bet that if you were to ask 10 people what their guilty pleasure reality TV series it at least 6 will say a Real Housewives franchise. And while yes, the majority of the series take place in the US there are a few handfuls of international housewives creating drama. These USA-based series include:

-The Real Housewives of Orange County
-The Real Housewives of New York City
-The Real Housewives of Atlanta
-The Real Housewives of New Jersey
-The Real Housewives of D.C.
-The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
-The Real Housewives of Miami
-The Real Housewives of Potomac
-The Real Housewives of Dallas
-The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
-The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip

The best-of-the-best drama is ALWAYS within the reunion specials although I imagine that these international RHW franchises bring their own brand of drama that could rival a reunion.

Still from RONY reunion

But who are these contenders of drink-throwing-frenzy nature?

-The Real Housewives of Melbourne Australia Arena
-The Real Housewives of Sydney Arena
-The Real Housewives of Vancouver Canada
-The Real Housewives of Toronto
-Forsidefruer Denmark
-Dublin Wives Ireland
-Les Vraies Housewives France
-The Real Housewives of Athens Greece
-Feleségek luxuskivitelben Hungary
-The Real Housewives di Napoli Italy
-Mulheres Ricas Brazil
-The Real Housewives of Nairobi Kenya
-The Real Housewives Slovenija: Vražje dame Slovenia
-The Real Housewives of Auckland New Zealand
-The Real Housewives of Lagos Nigeria
-The Real Housewives of Johannesburg South Africa
-The Real Housewives of Durban
-The Real Housewives of Cape Town
-The Real Housewives of Cheshire United Kingdom

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With Australian Survivor: Blood vs Water Runner Up Chrissy Zarebma

This week’s feature hails from Australia and was a surprising DELIGHT on this last season of Australian Survivor.
An underdog and social butterfly, Chrissy found an idol and had no idea what tribal was so no one expected her to snag second place (even lasting longer than Queen Sandra).
I sat down to chat with my fave player of the season to talk about family life, her Survivor skills and castmates.

LETS GET INTO IT M8!

1. It was pretty clear you weren’t exactly a fan of viewer of Australian Survivor before your adventure began. Did Croc give you any tips or training before your departure? 

Hahahah, I def wasn’t a fan. But I am now. Yes he got me in the gym and made me eat to gain some quality Kgs. I didn’t realize how little the food out there was so thankfully I had some spare!

2. What do you hope your children take from your journey on the show? 

Mostly I wanted them to just see me having a crack. Not to be scared or worried about making a fool of themselves sometimes. I’m not a serious person so I want them to know it’s ok to have fun and to do silly things sometimes. People love laughing. Our world is serious enough. We all need a little outlet. Whatever that may be I just want them to be brave enough to have a try. 

3. There was a lovely scene with you and Sam where she helped you to draw your eyebrows on. Would you consider creating an Australian Survivor cosmetics line?

Oh how interesting. Why not. Ha. 

4. On a scale of 1-10 how good was the leg shaving and shower following your return home?

11. I was a hairy lil beast. 

5. Since today is #TMITuesday is there something you can tell me about yourself that fans may not already know?

I eat a bag of liquorice a day. Yes. A big black bag. 

6. What is your biggest takeaway after seeing the season play out episode by episode? 
Ummmmm, Editing is a thing.

7. If given the chance, would you play Survivor again?

Yessssssssss! Second place is first loser. 

8. Are you up-to-date now on survivor terminology? 

Not quite. But I’m so much better now. 

9. Do you keep in touch with any of your castmates? 

Yes. They are my new fams. We shared a very unique experience. Bonded for life perhaps. HAHAAH. Not by their choice too. I make them all be my friends now. Ha. 

10. Whats next for you Chrissy?

U tell me. I’m up for it all. Let’s do this. Xxxx

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A New Season Of The Hit MTV Show “Jersey Shore” Is In The Works With A New Cast 

It will soon be t-shirt time again with a new group of roommates for Jersey Shore 2.0, but the cast hasn’t been revealed.

It is unknown where filming will take place, which seems silly as its…well its in the show’s title?

Following more than a decade after the original crew hit the Jersey boardwalk. MTV has announced that an all-new cast will be revealed for the upcoming season of Jersey Shore 2.0. “It’s been 13 years since the iconic cast of Jersey Shore fist-pumped their way into our lives and stole our hearts,” a statement from the network said.

“Now, the time-honoured tradition continues with a new group of roommates moving into their own Shore house. They may have traded their poofs for plumped pouts and UV rays for spray tans, but when things heat up in Jersey, the Shore is still the place to be to make memories all summer long.”

The series inspired similar shows around the world including the UK’s ‘Geordie Shore’, Poland’s ‘Warsaw Shore’ and Mexico’s ‘Acapulco Shore’. Honourable mention to the short-lived Canadian ‘Lakeshore’.

In 2018, the guidos and guidettes (minus Sammi Sweetheart) reunited for the first season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. The series, which has had a total of seasons to date, documents the reunited group — this time along with their partners and kids.

Image from MTV

And the OG tan fanatics’ fun is not ending any time soon. MTV announced that the OG crew is once again getting back together for another season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation.  

“The world is finally open again and the squad is free to roam – from El Paso for an old-fashioned roommates-only trip to San Diego for a full-on family vacation,” a release from the network said. “But buckle up, because where this group goes, drama follows. Marriages inches [sic] past the point of no return, and it’s time to settle some old scores that will have the whole family at odds.”

This is not the first series spin-off of course, with Jenni and Nicole having their own show for a while, and Vinny and Pauly too.

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With The Real World San Francisco’s Jo Rhodes

With the third episode of The Challenge All Stars season 3 airing this week I figured now was a great time to have an OG.

This week’s feature first began her reality TV life at the age of 22 on The Real World, and eventually onto The Gauntlet. She is quite known for wanting to ‘sue the island’ and I may or may not have asked her about that lawsuit.
We also discuss MTV show reprisals, her current life and a whole bunch more.

1. With all these reprisals of The Real World early seasons on Paramount+, what is something you would like to address from your season?

Unfortunately, Paramount + is not yet available in Europe, so I have only seen the clips from social on The Real World reprisals so far. I’m really enjoying them, and I know these early shows will address significant issues the second time around. Come to Europe, @paramountplus!

As for my season of The Real World, there’s been sensitivity around Pedro and the whole HIV epidemic, and rightfully so. However, AIDS and Pedro’s life were so significant that much of what was happening in the other housemates’ lives got lost or passed over. So, I would like to hear from the other housemates about what they feel got completely missed from their lives in the final shows? What story they would like to have told if it was just their own story?

The cast of The Real World San Francisco (Photo by MTV)

I think Bunim-Murray sent me into that house, and the roommates subsequently chose me because they knew that I would cause the least drama. So yeah, I didn’t really create any issues with anyone. I could have asked Pam why she completely blanked me most of the time, why she and the other girls refused to believe in and listen to my body issues when we discussed going to Hawaii? I could now ask Rachel why she sat in her confessional and said I make a great friend, but she would not like to be my boyfriend? And if I was so great a friend, why did she drop me as soon as the show wrapped? So many questions are unanswered for all of us, I suppose. I would much rather bond with them than be up in the drama, but if we can solve the drama, the healing begins.  

2. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?

Before appearing on The Real World at age 22, I had already lived in 5 countries.

3. On the topic of show revivals, would you compete on The Challenge: All Stars if you were asked?

Putting all my other life considerations aside, I’ve only seen clips of the show as Paramount + doesn’t exist here yet! From what I have seen, for example, in the trailer for Season 3, the challenges all look very cool and super exciting. That kind of stuff I would still do. However, I wouldn’t really want to participate in any wrestling, pushing, or hitting anyone else – no contact sport!  

Another thing that I would not do again is to make an appearance without doing my homework on the show – so I would need some prep time! I would definitely want to get into prime shape – I’ve seen the ‘kids’ are training hard for these shows now. 

4. What is a typical day in your life consist of?

It depends on what day, but when I’m good, my day starts with a 5K, some yoga, and celery juice. It could also end up looking like me sitting on the sofa with a slice of home-baked chocolate cake and a decaf, with the latest episode of the Housewives. Guilty.

If it’s a workday, then I’m in my office, in front of the computer for the day. I like to start early, so I can enjoy the late afternoon and evening. I still like to hike a lot, so I am often out in the neighbourhood, and on coastal paths.

If it’s a play day, then anything can happen – or at least, I’d like to think it could. Mostly a lot of ‘adulting’ goes on, but I’m still open to spontaneity. I better know my limits now – one of the benefits that come with time on the planet. I know that I need my downtime and sleep, and I do a lot of meditation. I’m a color therapy teacher, a practitioner of EFT, and its advanced form, Matrix ReImprinting. I was also training others in pilates up until the pandemic. I still love to cook, so I invent a vegan dish of the day most days – it’s a huge passion, and I love to play with flavors.

5. If you could choose one song as your theme song, what would it be and why?

Getting Older by my fellow vegan Billie Eilish really resonates with me. It amazes me how much I connect with the words of a 20 year something, but she really digs deep.

“I’m getting older, I’ve got more on my shoulders

But I’m getting better at admitting when I’m wrong

I’m happier than ever, at least that’s my endeavour

To keep myself together and prioritize my pleasure’

6. Did you ever “sue the island”? 

No, lol. I cannot believe that actually flew out of my mouth, but it did. I was in such a state of shock and fight-or-flight at what happened and being told that I could not leave the house; my mind was racing as to how I could save myself. I sincerely apologize to the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago – the people there were very kind to me.

7. I talk about a lot of different reality shows on my site, do you have any guilty pleasure reality shows that you watch?

I love RHOB, RHOC, RHNY, and RHNJ, and Vanderpump Rules. They are my secret pleasures. I started watching them all when I moved back to the UK when I was really ‘homesick’ for all things US and my life in LA. 

8. Who is your celebrity crush and why?

Lewis Hamilton – I’ve always been a Formula One fan, and Lewis is a Brit and a vegan; that did it for me. Even his dog is vegan like mine. The last few years, I’ve really been watching the championship again. So, while watching my champion ride the wave of success in his driving career, he also lived out another of my dreams. Over 25 years ago, I was wearing a McVegan t-shirt, dreaming about animal-free fast food, and a couple of years ago, Lewis started a vegan chain in London called Neat Burger – coming to NY this year. Yum!

Other vegan celeb crushes include Pam Anderson, Moby, Jessica Chastain, Danielle Brooks, and Jared Leto.

9. Do you feel that you were accurately portrayed on The Real World? 

I moved into the SF house with only 7 weeks or so of filming left, and into a house that was kind of closed off and protective (and not without reason). The housemates were friendly but distant, with the exceptions of Rachel and perhaps Cory. After the experience and trauma, they went through with Puck, I think it was hard for them to open up to get to know me. Pedro flat out told me that he wasn’t interested in knowing me as he felt that he had so little time left. Still, that decision, although I understood it, left the house a bit divided. I felt dismissed and discounted, and my issues and traumas were ignored. So, if that was the dynamic in the house, what hope did the crew have of portraying me accurately? I think they did a fair job with what they knew and with the time constraints they faced. In The Real World, I saw some of the fun, adventurous sides of myself, but nothing really got further than skin-deep. Then on The Challenge, I saw the side of myself that had been shoved down, not explored, and desperately needed attention.

10. What’s next for you Jo?

I’m not sure, but I’m open. I’ve found that my life is constantly changing despite my best-laid plans, so I’ve learned to lay back and enjoy the ride a little more. I’m definitely at a point in my life where I’ve been exploring deep healing and acceptance – this means facing all aspects of myself. 

But Eilish’s song says my feelings in a nutshell,

‘But next week, I hope I’m somewhere laughing

For anybody asking, I promise I’ll be fine

I’ve had some trauma, did things I didn’t wanna

Was too afraid to tell ya, but now, I think it’s time’



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Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Has Been Released (Listen Here)

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers dropped today from Compton wordsmith Kendrick Lamar’s. This momentous 18-track return to the rap spotlight after a five-year break from the industry.

Outside of a few guest appearances on cousin Baby Keem’s 2021 effort The Melodic Blue, fans have not heard much from the Pulitzer Prize winner since 2017’s DAMN. “The Heart Pt. 5,” in which Lamar raps over a sample loop of Marvin Gaye’s 1976 single “I Want You,” came earlier this week (May 8) and gave fans a taste of the new album’s vibes.

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Guest appearances from Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black, Blxst, Sampha, Summer Walker and so many more are on the double-disc record clocks in at 73 minutes. Lamar stretches the musical boundaries of his artistry to reflect on such themes as fatherhood, faithfulness, materialism, generational curses and much more.

One review states:

This album is truly amazing, but you must really listen for the message. This album is the out come of a 15year+ healing process, a black king truly coming into his crown. Not a crown he took, but a crown that was gifted from the world itself, from the energies themselves. 
Raw emotion, solid beats, lyricism that brings breath into new perspective.... I would not dare call any art perfect, for if it is perfect it is not
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Tove Lo Returns With a New Song and Video ‘NO ONE DIES FROM LOVE’ – Out Now + NA Tour Dates/Festival Appearances Confirmed

GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist and songwriter, Tove Lo (aka one of my FAVE ARTISTS EVER) returns today with a brand-new track and official music video, titled ‘No One Dies From Love’ (Pretty Swede Records/mtheory). Co-written with longtime collaborator Ludvig Söderberg, neon keys illuminate a runway to the center of the dancefloor as her voice resounds over a disco break, “No one dies from love, guess I’ll be the first.” The song signifies a new and exciting chapter for the Sweden-born, Los Angeles-based artist.

Tove recalls on making the song, “when you’re with someone for a long time and it ends all of all sudden, it’s like a part of you has died. This person is now a stranger to you. All of the memories are tainted. For the first part of the breakup, you believe you’re not supposed to feel good about anything you had together. What I believe I do best is ‘heartbreak you can dance to.’ The song is that.”

The video for ‘No One Dies From Love’ was filmed on location in Mexico City and was directed by the Brazilian duo Alaska, whom Tove previously collaborated with on the video for “Are U gonna tell her?”

Speaking about the video, Tove reveals, “All the songs on the album are very cinematic, dramatic and grand, so for the visual story I want to attach a character to each song. For No One Dies From Love it’s the classic vulnerable, lonely starlet looking for connection. This mini-movie is a different kind of love story.”

‘No One Dies From Love’ comes ahead of a string of North American headlining tour dates, including two in Santa Ana, CA on May 18th and 19th, with support from Phoebe Ryan. The tour continues in June, with shows confirmed in Boston, Washington DC and Charlotte, NC (with Noga Erez supporting) and New York City, flanking a series of summer festival appearances at Governors Ball Festival in New York City (TICKETS) and Bonnaroo in Tennessee (TICKETS), and Lollapalooza in Chicago (TICKETS), Float Festin Gonzalez Colonia, TX (TICKETS) and Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal (TICKETS) this July. For tickets and more details, go to: https://tove-lo.com/tour

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
05/18 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*
05/19 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*
06/09 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY>~
06/11 – Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY^^
06/13 – Roadrunner – Boston, MA+
06/14 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD+
06/15 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC+
06/17 – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – Manchester, TN^^
07/28 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL^^
07/24 – Float Fest – Gonzalez Colonia, TX^^
07/30 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, CA^^
*Phoebe Ryan supporting +Noga Erez supporting ~BUZZ supporting > Gov Ball After Dark Show ^^Festival Performance

Tove Lo has also announced the launch of her own record label Pretty Swede Records with mtheory, creating an independent platform for her artistry. “It’s amazing,” she smiles. “I have a lot of freedom, and it’s been fun to work with mtheory. This will be the first release under my label. I’m a pop girl, but I like to make things weird and be in full control of the whole vision. This is the perfect way to put out exactly what I want.”

‘No One Dies From Love’ is out everywhere now.

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With AYTO & Ex On The Beach’s Shannon Duffy

Over the last few years on MTV we have watched this feature fall in and out of love on our screens on both Are You The One and Ex On The Beach. Now, the mother of one with one on the way is leading a new life.

I sat down with Shannon Duffy to talk about her time on reality TV, get some advice for fellow AYTO alumni on parenting, and find out if she keeps in touch with any of her former castmates.

1. You recently announced on Instagram that you are expecting your second child (congratulations!), how has motherhood been treating you? Any advice for soon-to-be parents and fellow AYTO alumni Kam Williams? 

Thank you so much!! I think I was meant for motherhood, it’s definitely been one crazy journey that’s for sure, but it’s taught me so much about love, patience and strength.  Advice for soon-to-be parents and for Kam ENJOY EVERY MINUTE. I swear you blink and in a flash, your baby has already changed so much. Take lots and lots of pictures and videos and don’t forget not to forget each other. I think it’s hard for couples to get lost within being parents, but taking time also for each other and yourselves is very important. 

2. If you could choose one song to be your ‘theme song’ what would it be and why?

My theme song would definitely be Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles. First of all, The Parent Trap is my favorite movie, so the fact that it plays in that is already amazing. But it’s just a song about so much hope for the future and that there are brighter days after going through difficult times. 


3. Do you keep In touch with anyone from your season of Are You The One?

I keep in touch with the majority of people from my season! 

4. What about Ex On The Beach?


As well as Ex on the Beach, I still keep in contact with a good amount of them! 

5. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?


Something readers might now know about me, hmm, that’s hard because I feel like I’ve always been so transparent being on and off TV! I’m practically an open book lol. 

6. Do you feel that you were accurately represented on reality TV?


I think overall I would have to say yes I was. I have a huge heart and if I care, I’ll show it. I have my obnoxious traits, like everyone, but why wouldn’t I own who I am? At the end of the day, everything I have done and said on TV has been my own doing. You’re never forced to be someone you’re not and if you choose to portray yourself differently than how you really are, your true self somehow always shows, whether the viewers see it during or after the show. Lol does that make sense or am I rambling?! 



7. And on that note, would you appear on reality TV again?


I definitely would appear on reality TV again, but I would be more selective on what I choose to go on especially now that I have two daughters. 

8. What has been the most surprising thing about being a mother?


The most surprising thing about being a mother has been the fact that I’m more self-aware. I used to be so carefree that I didn’t really think much about my actions, but now I’m constantly thinking about my babies and what to do for them. I’ve definitely become more overprotective as well. 

9. What about the most rewarding thing?


I think the most rewarding thing about being a mother is waking up every day next to my baby. Just waking up and she has a smile on her face, ready to start the day with me. Those are the moments I live for. Just creating a new memory with my daughter and feeling so unconditionally loved by her. 



10. What’s next for you Shannon?


Girl, I’m ready to pop this baby out LMAO. That’s what’s next for me! I’m due on May 30th, so I’ve just been relaxing and enjoying these last moments with just me and my baby girl before we add one to the team! 🙂

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MTV’s The Challenge Couple Kam Willams and Leroy Garrett Are Engaged

Soon-to-be parents and Challenge beasts Kam Williams and Leroy Garrett are tieing the knot. At their reality TV star-studded baby shower, Leroy asked Kam for her hand in marriage.

Williams and Garrett first began dating after meeting on The Challenge: Vendettas, which aired in 2018. The couple then announced they are expecting their first child together in December 2021 shortly before Christmas.

Guests at the baby shower included Kaycee, Nany, Nia, Jordan, Nelson and Johnny Bananas. The alumni of MTV’s hit show The Challenge posted all over socials how happy they were for the two.




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Canadian Pop-Punk Princess Avril Lavigne Is Engaged


The pop-punk princess has found her prince/sk8r boi, musician Derek Smith, who goes by the name Mod Sun.



The two lovebirds have kept the exciting news private for nearly two weeks. Lavigne shared photos in an Instagram carousel from their engagement, which took place on March 27 in Paris. With the Eiffel Tower in the background, Mod Sun got down on one knee and asked Lavigne to be his wife.



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I Shot My Shot At Pete Davidson On Instagram Live And Here Is How It Went

Lately, I have been truly unhinged and I’ll be honest, I love it. In my Petesuit to have Hollywood’s fave funny guy notice me, I have attended a college zoom about mental health with him by lying about my enrollment (and to discuss my book), worn a “Future Mrs.Davidson” tee on Caffeine Confessionals, and now this…


Davidson’s famous BFF Machine Gun Kelly went on an Instagram live to talk about the success of his latest record ‘Mainstream Sellout” and I checked it out and chose violence.

Playing off of a comment made by another fan years ago I decided to shoot my shot.

Will I ever know peace? Probably not. I made sure to let it be known that I had respect for Megan Fox, and honestly was only in it for Pete.

This is all of course in fun and not stalker-fun but I still refuse to acknowledge that he is with K*m K.

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Netflix’s ‘The Ultimatum’ Is The Latest Reality TV Show By ‘Love Is Blind’ Creators And Fans Can’t Get Enough Of It

Ready to walk down the aisle? Fresh off the conclusion of Love Is Blind season 2, Netflix, who recently raised their prices, is gearing up for another love and drama reality TV show in The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On.

“On Love Is Blind, you both know you want to get married before ever seeing each other,” Nick Lachey teased the new series concept during the season 2 reunion last month. “But in Netflix’s new dating series, The Ultimatum, six couples have come to a point in their own relationships where one person is ready to be married and the other, well, isn’t.” (watch the trailer below)

Developed by the same creators, The Ultimatum brings together a group of couples as their relationships hit crossroads.

“In this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, these couples will put their relationships to the ultimate test with the hopes that they’ll walk away ended to the person that they are truly meant to be with,” cohost Vanessa Lachey also stated during the Love Is Blind reunion special.

Each participant is compatible with “multiple partners” and must select a new person to date, and live with, for the duration of the three-week experience in a “trial marriage.” By the finale, they each must decide whether they want to marry their original partner or break up for good.

Season two of this series is in the works and will feature an all-queer cast.

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Reality TV Couples Who Are Still Going Strong

It is strange to think that years from now, some of these couples will be telling their love story to their children with “we met on a reality TV show” but hey, it seems to be working for them? And sure, there are tons of ‘reality TV couples’ but not many met on a show.


Amber & Ethan: AYTO

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This ‘perfect match’ met on the first season of Are You The One back in 2013 (airing in 2014) and are since married with children.

KC & Nany: The Challenge

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Since meeting on the show’s 35th season when both parties were in relationships the spark between KC and Nany was real and beautiful. The two are now ‘official’, living together, posting the cutest Instagram stories of one another and are planning a family together.

Emily & Cam: Too Hot To Handle 2

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During the second season of the Netflix hit series ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Emily and Cam couldn’t keep their hands off of one another. Which yes is very sweet but not when the goal of the show is to not touch?

The influencers are still going strong together and are both blond now.

Ika & Demetres: Big Brother Canada

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In season five of the Canadian version of Big Brother Ika and Demetres became a showmance and that quickly made them a ‘duo’ on the show. Ika the icon and Demetres both left the BBCan house without a winner’s title but left with a brewing love. The two are now engaged and its so goddamn CUTE.

Kam & Leroy: The Challenge

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Team Kamroy FOREVER. These challenge BEASTS fell in love before our eyes over multiple seasons of The Challenge. Now living in Houston, the two are expecting a baby boy this year together.

Snooki & Jionni: Jersey Shore

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Nearly 11 years ago at Seashore Heights nightclub on the wildly popular MTV series, ‘Jersey Shore’s Nicole ‘Snooki’ met her now-husband and father to her children Jionni.

After watching Snooki almost leave season 1 and lust after castmates Vinny and Mike you would never think that she would be the one to find love on the shore, but she did. So refreshing from the toxicity of Ron and Sam.

Rachel & Brendon: Big Brother 12

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Floaters you had better grab a life vest, but not for this relationship. Rachel and Brendon have been going solid since season 12 of BBUS and are currently married with children.

Cory & Taylor: Ex On The Beach US

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Although Cory Wharton has been on many reality shows, he met AYTO alumni Taylor Selfridge on the US version of Ex On The Beach back in 2017. Wharton and Selfridge share a daughter Mila, and are expecting their second child together.


Heidi & Spencer: The Hills

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Oh, Speidi, two people who dominated reality TV in the mid-2000s on a multitude of shows, and magazine covers. Heidi and Spencer are happily married with one child, and I imagine more to come to get back on the front of US Weekly?

Marnie & Casey: Ex On The Beach UK

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Worldie Marnie is known for being a partying Geordie or rather, was known for it. While Casey was introduced to us on MTV’s Ex On The Beach (UK) and I honestly did not expect the two to click.

Following the loss of Marnie’s father, she and Casey grew quite close. We have since seen the two in their honeymoon element on Geordie Shore OG. Today, the two are engaged with one child and one on the way.

Kevin & Pilar: Big Brother Canada

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These cuties met in 2015 on Big Brother Canada and they are one of the series’ first showmances, announced in February that they were engaged. Will Arissa Cox officiate the wedding?



Sam & Mark: Survivor AU

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In 2017 Sam and Mark embarked on the adventure of a lifetime to compete for 500k on Survivor Australia. The two had no idea their lives would forever be changed in Samoa.

Eliminated one after the other both went home with no cash prize but a truly beautiful love story. The two are now married with one son, and currently competing together again on Survivor AU: Blood vs Water.

Rob & Amber: Survivor All-Stars (season 8)

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This is a CLASSIC reality TV couple and one of the first Survivor love stories to be written in the tabloids. These two Survivor winners met on the 8th season of the show and since then are married with children and have competed on The Amazing Race and Survivor: Winners At War together.

Gwen & Blake: The Voice

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This is a weird one because not only were both already very famous but they are judges on a reality show rather than competitors like the rest of the list so far. But alas, the NOT a Hollaback girl Gwen and countryman Blake fell in love and got married. Now middle-aged white moms around North America smile weekly at the two.

Iyanna & Jarrette: Love Is Blind

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Sometimes a second choice is the better one and for these two it sure is. This couple is still happily married and in love.

Cara & Paulie: The Challenge

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Explaining the timeline of their relationship is always funny to me, they started out flirting because Cara wanted to make her ex Kyle Christie (Geordie Shore/The Challenge) jealous, then they were together but Paulie was with someone from The Bachelor? Then broken up, back together, fake breakup etc etc

The two are still going strong according to Instagram and despite my personal opinions of them I cannot deny that Cara is a FIERCE competitor and champion.


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The Cast Of Big Brother Canada 10 Is HERE!

Another group of rag-tag crazy Canadians is entering Arissa Cox’s house of horrors to compete for a 100k prize, new Winner wardrobe, vacation package and title of Big Brother Canada 10 winner.

Let us meet the contestants who signed up for the madness…

Betty Yirsaw

Betty Yirsaw
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Age: 31
Hometown: Edmonton
Occupation: Human resources manager
About: Betty may be kind and free-spirited, but watch out for her feisty side in the BBCAN house!

Steven (Gino) Giannopoulos

Gino Giannopoulos
Global

Age: 28
Hometown: Laval, Que.
Occupation: Firefighter
About: Gino is a self-proclaimed “lover” and sure to charm all the houseguests, but his strong mental and physical game inspired by his job as a firefighter will make him unstoppable.

Haleena Gill

Halena Gill
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Age: 27
Hometown: Surrey, B.C.
Occupation: Master’s student
About: Ready to be the friend, therapist or whoever you need her to be, Haleena plans to get the houseguests to fall in love with her but isn’t afraid of being cutthroat when needed.

Hermon Nizghi

Hermon Nizghi
Global

Age: 29
Hometown: Nanaimo, B.C.
Occupation: Auto sales general manager
About: Funny, magnetic and one-of-a-kind, Hermon knows how to light up a room. His promise to stand by his morals and never quit will take him to the top.

Jacey-Lynne Graham

Jacey-Lynne Graham
Global

Age: 24
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Occupation: Social media manager
About: An undercover comp beast, Jacey-Lynne will reveal her athletic side when the time is right and if it works for her game, a showmance could be in the cards.

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Jay Northcott

Jay Northcott
Global

Age: 28
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Theatre director
About: Jay has no problem commanding a room and taking charge. This exuberant theatre director will use their leadership skills and acting chops to play the lead role in the house.

Jessica Gowling

Jessica Gowling
Global

Age: 35
Hometown: Cranbrook, B.C.
Occupation: Visual artist
About: This eccentric visual artist and superfan will slip under the radar by playing a cool, calm and collected social game. But underneath it all, Jessica has a master plan to outwit the competition and claim the crown.

Josh Nash

Josh Nash
Global

Age: 28
Hometown: Vancouver
Occupation: Paediatric resident
About: With 11 siblings, Josh knows a thing or two about sharing a house with many personalities. He will have no problem being a team player and creating strong alliances until he needs to break off all ties and fly solo to the end.

Kevin Jacobs

Kevin Jacobs
Global

Age: 28
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Sales engineer
About: Kevin has a diabolical plan to lie, trick and pit the other houseguests against each other, all while still making them laugh.

Kyle Moore

Kyle Moore
Global

Age: 23
Hometown: Halifax
Occupation: Podcaster
About: Move first, attack in the middle and castle early. Kyle’s approach to the game is like chess and he plans to upend the board as soon as he enters the BBCAN house.

Martin (Marty) Frenette

Martin “Marty” Frenette
Global

Age: 43
Hometown: Petit-Rocher, N.B.
Occupation: Fraud investigator
About: Martin is a cool dad and nice guy, but don’t let him fool you! As a fraud investigator, he’ll be able to sniff out the liars in the house.

Melina Mansing

Melina Mansing
Global

Age: 29
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Artist
About: Melina lives her life with spontaneity and no rules, so watch out! This wildcard will shake up the house with her dynamic personality and calculated strategy.

Moose Bendago

Moose Bendago
Global

Age: 24
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Content creator
About: Moose plans to be a gutsy player, trust his instincts and be loyal to his alliances. His social game will put everyone under his spell.

Stephanie Paterson

Stephanie Paterson
Global

Age: 26
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Child and youth worker
About: With an over-the-top personality and a winning smile, Stephanie plans to be everyone’s friend and shoulder to cry on, but she won’t be afraid to use their secrets against them.

Summer Sayles

Summer Sayles
Global

Age: 25
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Funemployed
About: Summer is coming to win, not to make friends. With a short temper while hangry, she is hoping to stay away from slop and keep focused on her vision of winning big.

Tynesha White

Tynesha White
Global

Age: 32
Hometown: Montreal
Occupation: Model
About: Tynesha is representing all the single mothers of the world! With her “Je ne sais quoi” energy, she plans to talk, laugh and joke around to the end.

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Superbowl Sunday!!! Who Are You Rooting For? Jk We Are All Watching Euphoria

Last week’s episode was one of the series’ best and most powerful episodes and I know fans alike are itching for another episode. I will be getting my snacks and such ready and sitting down to be traumatized all over again to watch the HBO series. I am doing this instead of watching men chase a ball and shoot baskets or whatever.

I will be clenching my jaw as I await to see who came in the Bennett’s house, what Laurie is going to do next, Maddy kicking Cassie’s ass and ruining Nate, and of course, see my man Fezco.

Will Maddy reveal the disc? The disc Jules doesn’t even know exists? Will Rue be trafficked? What is Faye’s deal? Are we ever getting Fexi content?

I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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Toronto Singer-Songwriter Chynna Lewis Releases Debut EP ‘What Are Friends For’

 

Toronto-based singer-songwriter Chynna Lewis releases her debut EP What Are Friends For. Renowned for being a skilled vocalist and thriving with versatility, Chynna has supported artists such as Ed Sheeran, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Jully Black as backup singers for the past decade. This time around, Chynna gets to showcase her solo songwriting and vocal prowess over smooth and melodic production.

“What Are Friends For is growth, conflict, endings and letting go of things and people who weren’t meant for me,” says the fast-rising songsmith. “I felt I was called to be brave when I set out to make this record because it meant leaning into the stomach-turning feelings and delving into what’s there. I think for a lot of immigrants, to arrive at a place where you have the mental space to unpack your shit is a sign of progress. You’re no longer surviving and coping, but instead, you begin untying the painful knots in you that are holding you back from healing and thriving. When I listen to this record, I hear myself pushing through darkness and finding my way. Having made this record during the pandemic, I ended up writing, recording and producing a lot of it in my apartment in Toronto. It was a huge learning experience and it was scary most days not knowing what the hell I was doing. When I think about my “why?”, I’m transported back to my teenage years when I first felt like I didn’t belong. I want to show other Asian creatives that there are many of us out here living different experiences, and encourage us to tell our stories.”

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Survivor 42 Is Coming Next Month: Cast Reveal

On Wednesday, March 9 at 8/7c with a typical two-hour premiere, Survivor Season 42 promises to deliver “one of the most intense versions” of the Emmy-winning competition series yet, bringing back risky beware advantages, delivering game-changing twists and coming at “a relentless pace that will push these castaways to their limits.”

I’m hoping for fewer twists and more drama as it seems that the Australian Survivor is more entertaining lately. And perhaps another Canadian winner?

‘Come on in’ will be said to 19 castaways so lets meet them and I can stop rambling?

Chanelle Howell

Chanelle Howell from Survivor

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Age: 29

Hometown:  Hamden, Conn.

Current Residence: New York, N.Y. 

Occupation: Executive recruiter

Daniel Strunk

Daniel Strunk from Survivor

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Age: 30

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Current Residence: New Haven, Conn.

Occupation: Law clerk 

Drea Wheeler

Drea Wheeler from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 35 

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Current Residence: Montreal, Quebec

Occupation: Fitness consultant

Hai Giang

Hai Giang from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 29

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. / Gia Rai, Bac Lieu, Vietnam

Current Residence: New Orleans, La.

Occupation: Data scientist

Jackson Fox

Jackson Fox from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 48 

Hometown: Pasadena, Texas

Current Residence: Houston, Texas

Occupation: Healthcare worker 

Jenny Kim

Jenny Kim from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 43

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Occupation: Creative director  

Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 29

Hometown: Gadsden, Ala.

Current Residence: Gulfshores, Ala.

Occupation: Beach service co. owner

Lindsay Dolashewich

Lindsay Dolashewich from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 31

Hometown: Morganville, N.J.

Current Residence: Asbury Park, N.J.

Occupation: Dietitian 

Lydia Meredith

Lydia Meredith from Survivor

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 22

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.

Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.

Occupation: Waitress  

Marya Sherron

Marya Sherron from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 47 

Hometown: Lansing, Mich.

Current Residence: Noblesville, Ind.

Occupation: Stay-at-home mom 

Maryanne Oketch

Maryanne Oketch from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 24 

Hometown: Ajax, Ontario 

Current Residence: Ajax, Ontario 

Occupation: Seminary student 

Mike Turner

Mike Turner from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 58

Hometown: Hoboken, N.J.

Current Residence: Hoboken, N.J.

Occupation: Retired firefighter

Omar Zaheer

Omar Zaheer from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 31 

Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario

Current Residence: Whitby, Ontario

Occupation: Veterinarian

Rocksroy Bailey

Rocksroy Bailey from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 44

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.

Occupation: Stay-at-home dad 

Romeo Escobar 

Romeo Escobar from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 37

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current Residence: Norwalk, Calif.

Occupation:  Pageant coach

Swati Goel

Swati Goel from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 19

Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.

Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.

Occupation: Ivy league student

Tori Meehan

Tori Meehan from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 25

Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.

Current Residence: Rogers, Ark.

Occupation: Therapist

Zach Wurtenberger

Zach Wurtenberger from Survivor 42

CREDIT: ROBERT VOETS/CBS

Age: 22

Hometown: Weston, Fla.

Current Residence: St. Louis, Mo.

Occupation: Student

Let me know in the comments who you are rooting for!

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MTV’s The Challenge Champs Will Reveal Secrets of Their Success In New MTV Book Titled ‘How to Win at The Challenge and Life’

No, you are not having a stroke from this headline. This is happening.

Within 37 seasons, MTV’s hit reality series ‘The Challenge’ has featured some of TV’s most badass competitors, reality TV icons, and put them above oceans, had them jump from car to car in the air, jump from planes and more. Among the physical aspect, challengers have had their mental, emotional and social skills strained and tested. And this Fall you could learn how to be a champion.

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‘How to Win at The Challenge and Life: A Champion’s Guide to Eliminating Obstacles, Winning Friends, and Making That Money’, written by Sydney Bucksbaum (EW writer) and will feature interviews with Challenge stars including:

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Emily Schromm, Darrell Taylor, Landon Lueck, Cara Maria Sorbello, Laurel Stucky, Derrick Kosinski, Tyler Duckworth, Alton Williams, Evelyn Smith, Mark Long, Rachel Robinson, Coral Smith, Hunter Barfield, and more.

I’m sure fans (including myself) are excited to see what sort of tea can and will be spilled but nothing beats a post-episode Instagram live for that in my opinion.

How to Win at The Challenge and Life will publish Oct. 25 and is available for preorder now.

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Doja Cat Nails Cover Of Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’ For Taco Bell Superbowl Ad

I have yet to hear a genre that superstar Doja Cat cannot dominate. I am still in awe with her 2020 EMA performance of ‘Say So’ with a gothic rock inspiration.

With the Superbowl, this Sunday (but lets be honest we are all watching Euphoria and not men chasing a ball and running or whatever) Taco Bell lined up Doja for their commercial and she covered the legendary Hole song ‘Celebrity Skin’.

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Doja spilled the beans (taco pun yea) about the cover today on Twitter and Taco Bell was quick to rejoice in the news. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below.


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Celebrity Big Brother US Season 3 Cast Reveal (Spoiler: No Tiffany Pollard)

I’m sure I lost many readers with the headline alone, but don’t punish me for it. I didn’t choose this cast.

We all had our own dream cast lists and I’m sure Toddrick was not on many of those lists.

Celebrity Big Brother 3: Full Schedule & Which Days The Show Will Air - USA  Tribune Media




So…who will enter the house? Let’s break it down.

Celebrity Big Brother' Season 3 cast: Meet the 11 houseguests - National |  Globalnews.ca
  • Carson Kressley of the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
  • Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu
  • Retired NBA star Lamar Odom
  • Former Diff’rent Strokes star Todd Bridges
  • *NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick (aka Chip Skylark)
  • Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey
  • Entertainer Todrick Hall
  • Former UFC champion Miesha Tate
  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Teddy Mellencamp
  • Actor and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler
  • Former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan

I personally will be rooting for Lamar Odom (he survived the Kardashians I promise he’s STRONG), and the MESSY Shanna Moakler. The series premieres on Feb 2nd at 8pm/est.

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The Challenge All-Stars 2 Winners

As the spinoff series continues to outsell the OG program came to the end of the second season two winners had to be crowned.

After a gruelling two-day final Jonna Mannion and MJ Garrett took the win.

The Challenge: All Stars' Season 2: Jonna Mannion Left With 200 Bug Bites  and a Lost Toenail
Jonna & MJ: Winners

“It’s crazy because coming back for All Stars, the first season I just wanted to make a final because after doing five seasons I’d never been there,” Mannion tells EW. “So now there was one thing left to do, and that’s win, so it was a pretty big accomplishment. I’m so happy.”

Garrett says winning was “awesome” but stresses how hard that final was, and Mannion agrees, adding, “It was even harder than it looked.”

Jonna Mannion left with 200 bug bites and a lost toenail as well as a championship title, (allegedly) new man, and $$$.

We stan Jonna in this house.

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Canadian Euphoria? A New ‘Degrassi’ Has Been Series Lit On HBO Max + TNG 1-14 Hits The Platform

Degrassi, the beloved Canadian teen drama, will return as a darker hour-long TV series next year.

HBO Max has announced that it has greenlit a new take on the Toronto-set high school saga, which will premiere in spring 2023.

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It’s touted as a “evolution” of the Degrassi story that “promises fans a voyage into fascinating new ground, both creatively and dramatically,” while staying true to the original.

The 10-episode season will be shot in Toronto this summer in collaboration with WildBrain Ltd., a Canadian production firm that owns the franchise’s rights.

The series will be led by showrunners Lara Azzopardi, who worked on Global’s Mary Kills People, and Julia Cohen, who worked on the CW’s teen drama Riverdale.

There is no word of returning Degrassi alumni hitting the screen but fans are certainly hoping for some guest spots.

You can watch Degrassi: The Next Generation season 1-14 on TUBI and Youtube and in the Spring on HBO Max to prepare for this new series.