Vanderpump Rules: A Mini Breakdown

There is no doubt that if you’re a reality TV fan that your timeline is filled with chatter about Vanderpump Rules. Premiering in 2013 on Bravo, the show follows the daily lives of the staff at SUR, a restaurant in West Hollywood owned by Lisa Vanderpump.

Over the years, Vanderpump Rules has become known for its drama-filled plotlines and explosive arguments. And this season is no exception. Here’s a rundown of some of the drama on Vanderpump Rules to give you something to contribute to the conversations so you don’t have to nod your head and smile like I do:

  1. The Kristen, Stassi, and Katie Feud

One of the main plotlines this season revolves around the fractured friendship between Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, and Katie Maloney-Schwartz. The trio, who were once inseparable, have had a falling out that has played out both on and off camera. The drama started when Kristen slept with Stassi’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jax Taylor. Things only escalated from there, with Stassi and Katie accusing Kristen of being a bad friend and not taking responsibility for her actions.

  1. Scheana’s Relationship Drama

Scheana Shay, who has been a cast member since the show’s inception, has had her fair share of relationship drama over the years. This season, she’s dating a man named Brock Davies, who she met in San Diego. However, their relationship has been anything but smooth sailing. Brock has been accused of cheating on Scheana, and there have been rumours swirling about his past relationships.

  1. Lala’s Strained Relationship with the Group

Lala Kent, who joined the cast in season four, has always been a bit of an outsider in the group. However, this season her relationship with the other cast members has become even more strained. Lala has been accused of being too focused on her relationship with her fiancé, Randall Emmett, and not making enough time for her friends. She’s also been criticized for her behaviour towards others, including Raquel Leviss, the girlfriend of cast member James Kennedy.

  1. Tom and Tom’s Business Struggles

Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, who are best friends and co-owners of TomTom, a bar in West Hollywood, have been dealing with some business struggles this season. They’ve been butting heads over the direction of the bar, with Tom Schwartz feeling like he’s being left out of the decision-making process. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some financial strain for the bar, leading to even more tension between the two Toms.

  1. Max’s Controversial Comments

Max Boyens, who joined the cast in season eight, has come under fire for his past racist tweets. Fans have called for him to be fired from the show, and some of his fellow cast members have distanced themselves from him.

  1. James’ Sobriety Journey

James Kennedy, who has struggled with alcohol abuse in the past, has been on a sobriety journey this season. While he’s been trying to stay sober, he’s also been dealing with the fallout from his past behaviour and trying to mend relationships with his friends.

  1. Charli’s Drama with the Other Waitresses

Charli Burnett, a new cast member this season, has found herself at odds with some of the other waitresses at SUR. She’s been accused of not taking her job seriously and causing drama with her co-workers.

Overall, this season of Vanderpump Rules has been full of drama, from broken friendships to business struggles to controversies surrounding cast members. It’s sure to keep fans tuning in week after week to see how it all plays out.


#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With ‘Degrassi Kid’ Jocelyn Claybourne

This all-new #TMITuesday I got to chat with a fellow Canadian, a fellow podcaster, a fellow survivor of working for VV, and a fellow Degrassi superfan. Jocelyn C is taking the podcast world by storm with her new podcast and I’m so excited to see it play out for her! I’m giving the people what they want this week so lets get into itttttt!

  1. What is your earliest Degrassi memory? 

Funny enough, the first time I watched an episode of Degrassi – I didn’t know I was watching an episode of Degrassi. It was way back in Grade 7 Health Class. We were doing a lesson on puberty and development. 

Our teacher wheeled in one of those big bulky TVs. We were excited to watch a movie in class until he said, “This is an educational video from the 80s. It’s all about your growing bodies& why they’re changing.” There was a communal groan in the class.   

I remember it very clearly. It was a story about this young girl and her first bra. Her sudden ‘development’ made waves around the school. But she had one problem. Her best friend signed her up for a swimming competition against the boys. A tight, blue bathing suit was about to sell her out as a flat-chested, pre-pubescent girl, not the mature sex bomb she had hoped to be. 

The episode stood out to me for one specific reason. A young man wearing a fedora and a Hawaiian T-Shirt stood up and screamed, “Hey, Melanie! You’re so flat the walls are jealous.” The quote rattled around my Junior High School for weeks! It was yelled out during assemblies, silent moments in class and every single time we got changed in the gym’s locker room. It wasn’t until many years later that I realized that the young man was named Joey Jeremiah, and I had watched my first episode of Degrassi Junior High.  

Nikki’s note: I first saw the show on a big rolled-in TV too! Grade 3!

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

What’s a better #TMI than hearing about the time I embarrassed myself in front of someone from Degrassi? I was invited to this live podcast event, where I was interviewed alongside writers, actors and creatives from the show. I was invited to represent the Degrassi super fans. It was a dream come true, but damn, was I nervous. 

The event was in this old movie-theatre venue, and we were seated in order of appearance. I sat right next to Melinda Shankar, who played Alli Bhandari on Degrassi. I was definitely star-struck, but I kept my cool. I went up, did my interview and was beaming with pride at how well I did in front of a live audience. 

Until I went to go sit down next to Melinda. Those movie theatre seats came with cup holders, and I had just knocked an entire glass of water all over her. She was drenched. Even worse, she was just about to go up on stage to do her interview. A montage of Alli’s biggest moments was playing on screen while I stood there in horror and whispered out a big, big apology. She was so nice and acted like it was no big deal. “It’s just water,” she said. But I was so embarrassed.  

A few years later, I saw that she was having a movie premiere in Toronto. I commented on her post saying, “wish I could be there!” and she replied, “Let me know if you’re coming; I’ll have to wear a rain jacket this time.” LOL! 

  1. You recently started your own podcast; what are you most excited to cover on it? What are you most worried about discussing? 

I’m really hopeful for a Degrassi reboot. There was one announced last January, but then, un-announced a few months later. I’m hoping they’ve kept up some momentum by bringing Degrassi back to life. I can’t imagine what it’s like for this new generation to grow up without Degrassi on the air, especially in today’s world where human rights are such a widely debated topic. It’s so important to see honest and real stories told on screen without politics getting in the way. 

One of the things that makes Degrassi so successful is the fact that teen issues don’t change, but the world in which they happen is constantly evolving. I want to see how Degrassi handles those same teen issues in a post-COVID world. I think teenagers need Degrassi. 

There’s nothing I’m worried about discussing – I could talk about Degrassi all day, every day and I’m happy to do it! 

  1. The Degrassi theme song is legendary; what would you say is your theme song and why? Currently, my theme song is ‘Therapy’ by Lauren Sanderson. 

I love it! My theme song is definitely ‘Vienna’ by Billy Joel. This song always helps me slow down and remember to take care of myself first. 

I’m very open about the fact that my biggest roadblock in life was my old boss at Value Village. I worked at a thrift store, and yet, I was expected to give up my entire life for that company. I had no time for hobbies, it was impossible to take time off, and they made me feel like if you’re not putting the company first – I was not worth having a job. I was constantly scared I was going to be fired. 

When COVID hit, and we were all stuck at home. I felt so lost and empty. I had no identity outside of my job and I had no idea how to just spend time with myself. That was the first time I heard Vienna by Billy Joel. The lyrics: 

“Slow down, you crazy child. Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while. It’s alright; you can afford to lose a day or two.”   

Made me realize that I need to stop living my life for other people. The day after we re-opened from COVID — I put my notice in, I went to therapy, and I set a new personal core value:  “I will not let a paycheck impact my self-worth ever again.” I had to give up the luxury of a well-paying job with benefits, but hey, I’m living my dreams, and I’m happier than ever. 

  1. Why should Degrassi fans subscribe to your Patreon and podcast? 

The Degrassi Kid Podcast is all about celebrating the history and impact of the show. For many of us – Degrassi is the first time that we saw ourselves on screen. Whether it be stories of mental illness, coming out, or losing a loved one – Degrassi shows you that “you are not alone.” 

With my podcast, I hope to keep fans connected to their favourite show and maintain a sense of community online. I hope to break down the behind-the-scenes stories that show you why Degrassi worked so hard to put us on TV. And I hope to show the creators of Degrassi that the fandom is still alive and well; we’re ready for Degrassi to come back.   

I’ve been very lucky that there are fans out there who want to Degrassi alive. Many of them even make monthly donations on my Patreon. All of that support helps me focus my time & attention on the podcast and create weekly Degrassi content for the fans. It’s also a pretty big piece of validation that people like what I’m doing! 

  1. If any, what are the most comparable teen drama shows out there that you enjoy? 

I find it unfair to compare Degrassi to other teen dramas because they just don’t share the same purpose and values. Most teen dramas just want to tell stories about teenagers; Degrassi wants to tell stories about you. Degrassi tackles stories of abortion, self-harm, or coming out because they want to show you that “you are not alone.”

I find other teen dramas push the toughest topics onto their minor characters. Your favourite character meets someone with HIV. Your favourite character knows someone who has an abortion. They hardly handle it directly. Because of Degrassi, I got to watch my favourite character go through high school for two years before she came out as a lesbian. That story wouldn’t have made the same impact on me if we just met a lesbian character for a day or two.  

  1. Retrokid did a collab with Degrassi for some really sweet merch; what is your go-to piece from that collection? 

I have a soft spot for their “Zit Remedy” band t-shirt. They have Joey, Wheels & Snake on the front and a list of tour dates/locations on the back. It stood out to me because it has my hometown listed on the back: Charlottetown, PEI. It’s very rare you’d ever find a piece of Degrassi merch that references Prince Edward Island on it. I felt very represented and almost like I was a part of the Zit Remedy fan club! 

  1. Besides Degrassi, what else do you enjoy? 

I try to Degrass-ify everything I do. Even if I explore different movies & tv shows, I’m usually scrolling through IMDB to see what other projects the Degrassi actors are in. Whatever I’m creating, there’s probably a Degrassi spin on it. 

One thing that’s really important to me is being an active & visible member of my community. Prince Edward Island seems like a quaint little space tucked away in the east coast of Canada – but we have our problems just like everywhere else. It’s important to me that I get out to pride events, I show up at rallies, and I offer my support to my community wherever I can! 

  1. What is your favourite episode from Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, TNG and Next Class? 

 Degrassi Junior High – Season 1, Episode 1 “Kiss Me, Steph” 

  • This episode never fails to bring a smile to my face. Even if you’ve never seen the original episodes, you know the iconic quote, “All The Way with Stephanie Kaye!” It’s such a nice reminder to see where the show came from. Though, is it really a Degrassi re-watch if you don’t start with The Kids of Degrassi Street? 

Degrassi High – Season 2, Episode 7 “The All-Nighter” 

  • I’m sorry to say – this episode made me think drugs were really fun LOL! It follows Kathleen, Melanie, Caitlin, Diana & Maya as they try pot for the first time. It looked like a total blast. If I could put myself inside one Degrassi episode, it would be this one. Even the fight they have at the end is so Degrassi when Melanie says, “Kathleen, I don’t see what the big deal is. You were anorexic, your mom’s an alcoholic and your boyfriend beat you up. Most people would need counselling for even one of those things.” Only at Degrassi!  

Degrassi: The Next Generation – Season 3, Episode 8 “Whisper to a Scream” 

  • This was the episode that made me a Degrassi fan. I casually caught it on TV one day, and it totally pulled me in. This episode focused on Ellie’s confusing emotions and how she used self-harm to cope. It was the first time I saw something so personal and private to me being talked about in such a public and honest way. And there was no judgment. That was really important to me. No one made Ellie feel bad about what she was doing. She wasn’t made fun of or mocked. Everyone who knew about it supported her and tried to get her help. This episode was the first time I thought, “I can really trust Degrassi,” but it definitely wasn’t the last. 

“Degrassi” – Season 10, Episode 42 “Chasing Pavements” 

  • This episode saved my life. At this point, I was a long-time Degrassi fan who was fully immersed in the fandom as “Degrassi Kid.” I was obsessed with the show and couldn’t wait to catch the next episode. The thing that took me from being a casual Degrassi fan to an obsessed superfan – was Fiona Coyne. She was introduced the season before and right away, I saw myself in her.
  •  She avoided having boyfriends, she had awkward feelings about her best friends and she thought, “why can everyone figure out high school but me?” I felt like I was watching my life play out on screen as it happened. I had no idea they were building up to an episode where Fiona Coyne would come out of the closet. It’s a pivotal scene where she says, “I’m in love with her.. and she’s a girl.” This moment made such a huge impact on me that I came out of the closet that very night. I was now totally unafraid about being myself. Now, I wasn’t watching my life on screen – I was watching what happened next.. and everything was going to be okay! Thanks, Degrassi! 

Degrassi: Next Class – Season 3, Episode 8 “#IRegretNothing”

  • Degrassi takes us right into the room as Lola Pacini has an abortion. I think it’s one of the most daring episodes of Degrassi they’ve ever done. Whenever I introduce someone to Degrassi: Next Class – this is the episode I show them first. This episode is a perfect example of why teenagers need Degrassi. 
  • Lola: “Am I the first sixteen-year-old you’ve ever done this to?” Doctor: “You’re not the first today.” 
  1. What’s next for you? 

I just celebrated the one-year anniversary of my podcast, and I hit some pretty amazing goals! Thanks to Patreon donations, I’m now able to treat The Degrassi Kid Podcast as a part-time job. I’m taking two days off each week to focus on doing what I love. I’m so grateful to have people who believe in me and love the show. 

I don’t know what’s next, but I’m excited to find out! “Whatever it takes!” 

Follow Joceyln’s journey:

Twitter: @awitsjocelyn

Instagram: @degrassikid

TikTok: @degrassi_kid 

And The Degrassi Kid Podcast can be found anywhere you stream podcasts! 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Nc4ofjvn6TXqB6n3MFqUL

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-degrassi-kid-podcast/id1619127219


Love Island UK Summer Series Coming Soon

ITV’s hit reality show, Love Island, is set to return for its seventh season in the summer of 2023 (which, in this writer’s opinion, is the better of the seasons). The show will be broadcast live from a new villa in Spain, featuring new contestants who will compete to find love while being filmed 24/7. This season will return with Maya Jama as the host.

Love Island has become one of the most popular shows on British television, with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the romantic drama unfold. The new season promises to bring the same drama, with new challenges and twists added to keep things fresh.

Applications for the new season are already open, with producers looking for a diverse range of contestants to take part in the show. As always, the contestants will be chosen for their looks, personality, and willingness to open up about their personal lives on national television.

Overall, Love Island fans can look forward to another summer of drama, romance, and excitement in 2023.


Survivors Ready? Go! (Watch The Internaional Versions)

Survivor is a reality television show that has captivated audiences for over two decades. While the American version is undoubtedly the most famous, the international editions of Survivor are equally entertaining and worth watching.

The international versions of Survivor, such as the Australian, New Zealand, and South African versions, have unique twists and challenges that make them stand out from the American version. These versions also feature contestants with diverse backgrounds and personalities, providing a fresh take on the game.

One example of an exciting international version of Survivor is the Australian edition. The show’s challenges are intense and physically demanding, and the cast is made up of people from all walks of life. The New Zealand version is also notable for its stunning location and creative challenges. One of the key things for me is that you get an intro, complete with the CLASSIC Survivor music, and you see all of the players.

If those aren’t enough, you can check out Survivor Spain and Romania for some further intense island stays, which brought to MTV’s The Challenge Logan Sampedro, Emy Alupei and Emanuel Neagu. As well as Survivor Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Austria, Germany, UK, Ukraine, Turkey (no, I’m not done yet), Switzerland, Sweden, Serbia, Russia, Norway, Philippines (I’m still going), Isreal, Pakistan, Japan, Lebanon, India, Hungary…to name just a few.

While the international versions of Survivor may not have the same level of recognition as the American version, they are certainly worth watching. With their unique twists and engaging contestants, they offer a fresh perspective on the beloved reality TV franchise.

How To Watch

Unfortunately, only some of the series’ are available on Youtube and have recently been removed from Paramount+, but any good Survivor group on social media will have a hookup for it; you just have to..dig deep.

The long-running producer, host, and torch-snuffer of Survivor, Jeff Probst, has mentioned the possibility of an international showdown version of the show. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Probst spoke about the idea of bringing together contestants from all of the show’s various franchises for a cross-nation competition. The success of The Challenge, a reality show that features stars from different reality shows facing off against each other in a survival-style setting, sparked the idea.

“We have definitely considered some kind of international Survivor showdown, but we’ve never figured out a way to do it that we thought would be fun for our audience and still loyal to the format,” he said.

If this idea becomes a reality, it would be a major event for Survivor fans around the world. The thought of seeing some of the show’s most memorable contestants from different countries competing against each other is exciting. It remains to be seen whether this international showdown will happen, but fans of the show will surely be eagerly waiting to find out.

Probst told EW the large pool of franchises is more of a hurdle than a help when it comes to crafting a possible mega Survivor season.

Survivor is so much about the nuance of relationships,” he said.

“And with the language barriers that come with an international format, we’re not yet convinced we know how to do it.”


2022 Breakout Artist Armani White Dropped A New Track ‘Silver Tooth’ Featuring Ferg

Asserting himself as the breakout new artist of the year once again, gold-certified charismatic West Philly rapper Armani White drops a flashy new single entitled “SILVER TOOTH.” [feat. Ferg] to all platforms. It paves the way for the highly-anticipated arrival of his debut EP Road to CASABLANCO.arriving May 5 via Def Jam Recordings.

Popping off with an unbreakable and undeniable groove, “SILVER TOOTH.” struts through claps and a wobbly bass line as Armani reminisces, “Used to have a silvertooth when I was just a pup.” Meanwhile, Harlem luminary Ferg pulls up with a hypnotic and hilarious cameo with flexes such as “I got diamonds in my socks. It stands out as a quirky yet hyper-catchy banger symbolic of Armani’s always surprising signature style.

The EP also boasts the recent single “GOATED.” [feat. Denzel Curry].

“GOATED.” has already piled up 18 million Spotify streams, 3 million YouTube views on the music video, and exploded on TikTok with over one million creates and over a billion views. Armani delivered a show-stopping performance of “GOATED.” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Right out of the gate, Complex proclaimed, Armani White and Denzel Curry bring out the best in each other in the new track ‘GOATED.’,” and UPROXX christened him “one of rap music’s most promising new acts.Consequence asserted, “On the track, White displays the same infectious energy that made ‘BILLIE EILISH.’ so popular. HotNewHipHop raved, “Armani White has another bop on his hands with his latest single, ‘GOATED.’.”

Earlier this year, Armani’s breakthrough “BILLIE EILISH.” picked up gold certification from the RIAA in the US, clocked over half-a-billion streams, and generated 36 million-plus YouTube views.

After turning up alongside N.O.R.E. for a much-talked-about performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022Armani performed a medley of “THANKSGIVING” and “BILLIE EILISH.,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!BET recently proclaimed Armani its “BET Amplified Artist” of January 2023. MTV soon followed suit, naming Armani its coveted Global PUSH artist for February.

Armani closed out a massive 2022 with a showstopping performance on ABC’s Dick Clark’s NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE, delivering energetic live renditions of “GOATED.” and his gold-selling breakout “BILLIE EILISH.” He also performed a medley of the tracks at the MTV EMAs. Check it out HERE.

His runaway smash “BILLIE EILISH.” – a playful, energetic homage to the pop singer’s stylish videos, set to a clever sample of NORE and the Neptunes’ classic “Nothin’” –  exploded as a phenomenon. In addition to recognition as a “YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise, the track went truly viral socially, inspiring billions of TikTok views and earning a big co-sign from Tom Brady, who posted the track on his Instagram


Love Island Gets An International Spin-off Series

Love Island is about to receive a fresh international spinoff series called Love Island Games. The show will feature past participants from the UK, US, and Australian versions of the reality program as they get another chance to find love. The former contestants will face new challenges involving both team and couple tasks, all while navigating the tricky world of dating, eliminations, and dramatic recouplings.

According to a TV insider, as Love Island UK airs in the US and the American and Australian versions are broadcast on ITVX, almost all the Islanders are known to all audiences. This means there are plenty of potential candidates to choose from.

The identities of the Love Island favorites who will participate in the spinoff show remain unknown. However, the wait won’t be long since the fifth season of Love Island USA is set to premiere this summer, and the spinoff will likely follow soon after.

Meanwhile, insiders have disclosed to tabloids that the summer version of Love Island UK will debut on June 5. Maya Jama will return as the host, introducing a new set of islanders looking for love in Mallorca.


Legendary Talk Show Host Jerry Springer Dies At 79

Let’s pour one out for Jerry Springer today as it was announced by his family today that he has passed away. The host helped to pave the way for my favourite kind of talk show…TRASHY. With some of the most controversial episodes known to talk-shows and a show we would all watch when some from school sick.

One more “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry” chant is needed…


To No One’s Surprise, Love Island UK’s Sammie And Tom Split But Which Couples Have Survived Outside Of The Villa?

Love Island UK has seen its fair share of romantic relationships throughout its seasons. While some couples have stood the test of time, others haven’t been as lucky in love. Tom and Sammie of the latest Winter series admitted on a podcast that neither went into the villa looking for love or to meet someone, so I am not shocked at their split…

Here’s a rundown of where some of the show’s former couples stand today.

Season 3 couple Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt are still together and have welcomed a child together. Meanwhile, season 2’s Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen tied the knot and are happily married. Faye and Teddy remain together as well.

“I actually said that I love Teddy first – we said it in the villa,” she shared with Capital FM in September 2021.

Teddy confirmed that “nobody knows this” because it happened in the pantry.

Faye added at the time: “Nobody knows because it was after our families came in. I was super worried about meeting his brothers after everything that had happened, I was worried about him meeting my family, and then we met, and we got on so well.”

However, not all Love Island couples have had a happy ending. Season 1’s Jess Hayes and Max Morley split shortly after the show’s finale, and season 4’s Adam Collard and Zara McDermott ended their relationship after a series of public controversies. Adam makes the list again, ending his relationship with Paige of season 8 with cheating rumours.

‘Love Island’ UK Couples: Where Are They Now?

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Kai Fagan and Sanam Harrinanan (Season 9)

Kai and Sanam took home the season 9 grand prize when the finale aired in March 2023, making history as the first Casa Amor couple to win. Since leaving the villa, the pair are enjoying blending their lives back home in England.

‘Love Island’ UK Couples: Where Are They Now?

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Ron Hall and Lana Jenkins (Season 9)

After a season of ups and downs, Ron and Lana left the villa as an official couple after finishing in second place. They celebrated their one-month anniversary on March 26, 2023.

‘Love Island’ UK Couples: Where Are They Now?

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Shaq Muhammad and Tanya Manhenga (Season 9)

Shaq and Tanya also left the South African villa as boyfriend and girlfriend.

“Life together starts now! I have a best friend in my boyfriend I can’t wait to fall deeper in love with you! If that’s even possible 🤭❤️,” Tanya gushed via Instagram in March 2023.

‘Love Island’ UK Couples: Where Are They Now?

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Will Young and Jessie Wynter (Season 9)

While Will and the Australian bombshell were dumped from the island just shy of the March 2023 finale, their connection has continued to grow. Jessie has since been getting used to life on her man’s family farm, per social media footage.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu Davide Sanclimenti Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti (Season 8)

The season 8 champions have returned to their lives in the UK after their Spanish summer with hopes of continuing their romance. The Turkish actress revealed during a joint appearance on Loose Women in August 2022 that they are “planning” to move in together that fall. 

The couple’s ITV spinoff series, Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings, premiered in November 2022, as they travelled around one another’s native countries: Italy and Turkey.

Luca Bish Gemma Owen Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Gemma Owen and Luca Bish (Season 8)

Gemma and the fishmonger’s romance continued heating up since leaving the villa, as the duo were frequently seen in one another’s social media snaps.

Three months after the finale, however, Gemma announced their breakup.

“I wanted to let you know that Luca and I are no longer in a relationship,” she wrote via Instagram Stories in November 2022. “It wasn’t an easy decision but ultimately, this is what is best for us both right now. Many of you have been on this journey with us from the very beginning, and I want to thank you for your continued support as we start new chapters.” The two are allegedly back together now, however.

Dami Hope and Indiyah Polack Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Indiyah Polack and Dami Hope (Season 8)

Despite finishing in third place, Indiyah and Dami’s connection has continued to grow in the outside world.

“Entering the villa I never expected to find a connection as pure as the one I have now and for that I’ll forever be thankful,” the model wrote via Instagram in August 2022. “Excited to explore new beginnings with you @damihope. Here’s to the future and choosing each other always.”

Andrew Le Page and Tasha Ghouri Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Andrew Le Page and Tasha Ghouri (Season 8)

The Dubai-based real estate agent and Tasha also left the show as a happy couple. “I’m so proud of everything you’ve achieved in such a short space of time. You really are SO special and if I’m honest my inspiration,” Andrew gushed of his girlfriend via Instagram in August 2022. “I love you with my whole heart.”

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Eva Zapico and Nas Majeed (Season 6)

Eva and Was have found happiness together after their time on Love Island in 2020. 

“1 year down & forever to go…I love you❤️ @nas_jm,” Eva wrote alongside a sweet video montage of their romance via Instagram in July 2021.

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Callum Jones and Molly Smith (Season 6)

Callum and Molly continue to gush about one another after meeting in Cape Town, South Africa during season 6.

“What a night! Me and mine ❤️,” he captioned an Instagram pic of them in September 2021.

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague (Season 5)

After coming in second place during season 5, Tommy and Molly-Mae have celebrated more than two years together. They announced in September 2022 that they are expecting their first child. Daughter Bambi was born in January 2023.

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt (Season 3)

The season 3 runner-ups tied the knot in September 2021, four years after they first met in Spain. 

Before getting engaged, Camilla and Jamie welcomed their first daughter, Nell, in October 2020. The pair later welcomed their second daughter, Nora Belle, in May 2022.

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Dom Lever and Jess Shears (Season 3)

After meeting during season 3 of Love Island, Dom and Jess went on to get married in October 2018. One year later, the duo announced the arrival of their son. The pair welcomed their second child in June 2022.

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde (Season 2)

The season 2 winners recreated their first meeting when Nathan popped the question at the villa in Spain two years later. They tied the knot in June 2019. 

The twosome are parents to son Freddie (born in 2017) and daughter Delilah (born in 2020).

Love Island UK Couples Still Together Where Are They Now

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Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland (Season 2)

Following their connection on Love Island in 2016, Alex and Olivia got married in September 2018.

Their union made them the first couple from the dating show to tie the knot. The married pair announced in January 2022 that they were expecting their first child. Son Abel Jacob was born in June 2022.

Overall, Love Island UK has produced a mix of successful and unsuccessful romantic relationships, with some couples proving that they can make it work in the long run, while others have fallen short.


ICYMI: YOUNG MIKO Performs Viral Hit “LISA” At The Latin American Music Awards

Latin trap sensation Young Miko made her Latin American Music Awards debut with a powerful performance of her viral hit “Lisa” at the ceremony.

Released just a month ago, the official video for “Lisa” has already amassed over 20 million combined global views. In that time, the Puerto Rican artist doubled her fanbase on multiple social platforms and found a spot on Spotify’s Top Artists Global chart. “Classy 101,” her collaboration with Feid, charted on Billboard’s Global 200 and Spotify’s Global Top Songs tally. Global views of the official video for “Classy 101” have surpassed 40 million.

Young Miko’s 2023 world tour will take her to the U.S., Latin America and Europe. She will also be performing at numerous festivals in Spain.


April Reality TV Round-Up: This Is No Joke

When it comes to reality TV, I do not make a fool out of my readers; let’s take a peek at what’s coming to your screens this month.

Now there isn’t much, but aside from my birthday on the 5th, there isn’t much to really be too excited about (just take look at that Coachella line-up…)

Week of April 16, 2023

  • Dear Mama (FX, April 21, Fridays at 10). “a deeply personal five-part series that defies the conventions of traditional documentary storytelling to share an illuminating saga of mother and son, Afeni and Tupac Shakur.”
  • Chasing the Rains (BBC America, April 22). “a journey into one of the most majestic, unspoiled and rarely filmed areas in Africa.”
  • Iconic America (PBS, April 26, Wednesdays at 10). David M. Rubenstein “explores American history through a close examination of iconic national symbols”: “Fenway Park, the Hollywood Sign, the Gadsden Flag, the American Cowboy, the Statue of Liberty, the American Bald Eagle, Stone Mountain, and the Golden Gate Bridge.”

March Reality TV Round-Up: What’s New And What’s Back?

For football fans, there is March Madness; for reality-TV fans, there is this:

Week of March 1, 2023

  • Survivor 44 (CBS, March 1, Wednesdays at 10). Season 44 kicks off with a two-hour premiere, but can it escape the boredom of 43?
  • Omega: Gift and Curse (ALLBLK / WE tv, March 2). “Featuring singer-songwriter Omarion, this new docu-series goes beyond the veil of what it’s like to live under the celebrity microscope.”

Week of March 5, 2023

  • The Voice (NBC, March 6, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8). Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan join as coaches alongside Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, in Blake’s final season
  • That’s My Jam (NBC, March 7, Tuesdays at 9). The Jimmy Fallon-hosted show “returns for more games, performances and musical impressions.”
  • Farmer Wants a Wife (Fox, March 8, Wednesdays at 9). “Four farmers from across the country embark on an adventure of a lifetime in the hopes of finding their future spouse.”

Week of March 12, 2023

  • Return to Amish (TLC, March 14, Tuesdays at 10). “follows a group of Amish and former Amish experiencing the world outside their closed communities to figure out where they truly belong.”

Week of March 19, 2023

  • My Kind of Country (Apple TV+, March 24, Fridays). “a fresh take on a competition series, breaking down barriers in country music by providing an extraordinary opportunity to diverse and innovative artists from around the world.”

Week of March 26, 2023

  • Like a Girl (Fuse, March 27). “hosted by model, designer, and former college athlete Beija Marie Velez [the series] takes an unfiltered look into the unique perspective of women in sports today.”

TikTok Pop-Princess PeachPRC Released New Music, And It Even SOUNDS Pink And Gay + Chrissy Chlapecka Debuts Her First Single

It is a big day for the pop girlies and gays who frequent TikTok. Oh me, oh my, TikTok’s number one bimbo is releasing her debut song ‘I’m So Hot‘, which the artist has been teasing for a while now, at midnight tonight*. Chlapecka was the talk of Rolling Stone during the height of the pandemic when the Bimbo Revolution began.

“CHRISSY CHLAPECKA TWIRLS in front of her mirror in a Paas-colored minidress and matching faux-fur trimmed coat, her long platinum hair pulled back into two pigtails. “Hi. Welcome to Bimbo TikTok,” she says breathily, mouth half open, a vacant stare in her impeccably made-up eyes. “You’re probably wondering how you got here. Are you a leftist who likes to have your tits out? Do you like to flick off pro-lifers? Then this is the place for you. Are you good at math? Are you good at reading? Well, then, if you are, how?”

Rolling Stone Magazine, 2020

Well, the 2023 bimbo anthem is coming…


i’m so hot by chrissy chlapecka 💞

♬ im so hot – chrissy

And my manic pixie dream girl PeachPRC unleashed unto the world her ‘Stars Are Blind’ by Paris Hilton inspired song ‘Perfect For You.’ If you know me and hang out with me, then you have been forced against your will to hear about Peach and listen to her music. In fact, her single ‘Heavy‘ inspired some of the work in my latest book. The fellow bimbo and Australian artist went viral more than once, most notably for ‘being a lesbian’ and for talking about ‘chewing vowels.’

This song can and will be on repeat in my home and office for the foreseeable future.

*The song is now available to stream


February Reality TV Round-Up: What Is Coming And When?

A new month and new reality TV shows and seasons to rot your brain with. “Let’s get it” – Offset & Migos

Week of Feb. 5, 2023

  • History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History, Feb. 7, Tuesdays at 10). “the meticulous planning, daring execution and shocking aftermath behind some of the most elaborate real-life heists in history.”
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, Feb. 7, Tuesdays at 9). “Returning for season 13 are Housewives Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania and Jennifer Aydin. The ladies are joined by new Housewives Danielle Cabral and Rachel Fuda.
  • Dogs in the Wild (PBS, Feb. 8, Wednesdays at 8). “travels the globe with an eye toward revealing the secrets of the most successful carnivore on the planet: the canids.”
  • Vanderpump Rules (Bravo, Feb. 8, Wednesdays at 9). “Returning for season 10 are Lisa Vanderpump, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent, Raquel Leviss, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. Ally Lewber joins alongside SURver Charli Burnett and longtime friend Kristina Kelly.”
  • Ex On The Beach Couples (MTV, Feb. 9, Thursdays at 9). “Relationship expert Kamie Crawford is set to host the series that follows six couples—and their exes—as they decide to propose or go their separate ways. Before they say yes, can they get over their ex?”
  • Impractical Jokers (truTV and TBS, Feb. 9, Thursdays at 10). John Mayer, Post Malone, Bret Michaels, Kesha, Anthony Davis, and Paul Rudd “will join the show’s lineup for competitions of embarrassment and elevated challenges.”

Week of Feb. 12, 2023

  • Next Level Chef (Fox, Sunday, Feb. 12, after the Super Bowl, then Thursdays at 8). Nyesha Arrington, Richard Blais, and Gordon Ramsay “each recruit a group of talented chefs” who compete on a multi-level set
  • Summer House (Bravo, Feb. 13, Mondays at 9). “Returning this summer are Mya Allen, Amanda Batula, Kyle Cooke, Paige DeSorbo, Lindsay Hubbard, Ciara Miller, Danielle Olivera and Carl Radke … joined by new friends Samantha Feher, Chris Leoni and Gabby Prescod, as well as old friends Andrea Denver and Kory Keefer.”
  • Ritual (PBS Voices, Feb. 14). “Each episode focuses on a different ritual that contributes to a larger conversation around a community’s relationship between the past and present.”
  • Love Trip: Paris (Freeform, Feb. 14 at 9, then Tuesdays at 10). “four American girls, unlucky in love in their own country, move into a penthouse in the middle of Paris to find a floor of French suitors waiting to date them”
  • Full Swing (Netflix, Feb. 15). follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course across a relentless season of competition” on the PGA Tour

Week of Feb. 19, 2023

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, Feb. 19, Sundays at 7). Alfonso Ribeiro hosts as “real-life funny moments captured on video” compete for cash prizes
  • Making Good (BYUtv, Feb. 19, Sundays at 7:30). Kirby Heyborne “volunteers to help organizations regardless of the circumstances and his background or experience.”
  • Tournament of Champions IV (Food Network, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). Food Network’s best competition is back, with “14 tournament rookies who are on a quest to shake up the competition”
  • American Idol (ABC, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). “judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, and veteran host Ryan Seacrest … help discover America’s next singing sensation”
  • Biography: WWE Legends (A&E, Feb. 19, Sundays at 8). “continues to tell the intimate, personal stories behind the success of some of WWE’s most memorable Legends and events”
  • WWE Rivals (A&E, Feb. 19, Sundays at 9). “actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. leading a roundtable discussion of WWE luminaries to delve into the storylines and dynamic characters behind the epic battles that built the WWE”
  • Breaking Ground (PBS Voices, Feb. 22). Daniel and Dr. Ebony Edwards “embark on an ambitious experiment to revitalize their childhood neighbourhoods without displacing residents.
  • The Reluctant Traveler (Apple TV+, Feb. 24). “follows [Eugene] Levy as he visits some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing destinations … exploring remarkable hotels and the places and cultures surrounding them.
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix, Feb. 24). “will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship”https://02f2b310cf97a7a4a44d748acd5a53b7.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-40/html/container.html
  • Life After Lockup (WE tv, Feb. 24, Fridays at 9). “follows nine former inmates and their significant others from the hit series Love After Lockup through their weird and wild journey to survive the real world”

Love Island UK’s Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury Welcome First Baby + Name Reveal

It is not the typical outcome from the majority of dating shows, but sometimes it works out for the islanders who took a leap of faith to find love in the villa. No, seriously, the entire cast of 2018 has split up…And while this season we are getting the Zara show, and last series we got t*t licking and lying actresses, in 2019, we saw Molly Mae and Tommy fall in love. So, when it was announced earlier in 2022 that the two were expecting their first child together, fans were overjoyed for the two.

These villa vets welcomed. their daughter just last week and revealed the name in an Instagram post this week.

With a seemingly Disney-inspired name that was teased by Molly-Mae before the birth, fans saw the reveal in an Instagram post of the infant and her name in LED lighting.

‘I’ve had the name picked out since I was a baby girl myself. It’s always been a dream baby girl name and luckily, when I met Tommy, and I told him the name I’ve always dreamt of using, he absolutely loved it too.

‘It’s a really, really unusual and a different name; I do not know anybody else with the name. I’ve not seen any other girls with the name before; it’s that different.’

Welcome to the world, baby Bambi!


Toronto Artists From Tarna To Take Over Revival Next Weekend For: Heartbreaker’s Ball

Nothing breaks like a heart” – Miley Cyrus.

Known for their aerial performers, use of eccentric acts and textures within their art, and for being a female-led team, the team behind ‘Tarna’ is back with their annual ball.
Tarna The Jackalope Art Car (http://www.tarna.ca/) Toronto and Burning Man’s favourite firey bunny. Heartbreaker’s Ball will feature gorgeous decor, music from some of Toronto’s best such as Kika, and so much more.

Tickets are going fast, and the event is just one week away, so snag your tickets now.

Use promise code NIKKI15 to save 15% on your ticket from Eventbrite.


My Little Emo Heart Broke As Panic! At The Disco Announced Their Split Today

Frontman Brendon Urie announced this morning that the pop-rock group, which began as a band in 2004 with artists Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, and Brent Wilson but soon evolved into a solo project for Urie, will disband after the band’s upcoming European tour. Is this like Zayn leaving One direction for the early 2000’s emos?

See the group in Manchester, Paris, Antwerp, London, Vienna, and more for one last show…until they do a reunion tour in about 5-10 years.


Austrian Survivor: Heroes v.s Villians Cast Breakdown

Oh, I have been WAITING for this one! Hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia is back in Samoa for 47 days of blood. sweat, tears, blindsides, backstabbing Reward Challenges, Immunity Challenges, and Tribal Councils.

Returning faces include George Mladenov, Shonee Bowtell, Jordie Hansen, Hayley Leake and Nina Twine.



Ben is the ultimate slashie – author, broadcast journalist, writer and creator for the TV Series The Family Law, LGBTQIA+ advocate and Survivor super fan. He has been watching Survivor since he was a teenager and is coming into the game as a Hero saying, “Being a Hero is such an advantage. First of all, you’re with a tribe whose heroic qualities are obvious whether it be the size of their brains, the size of their hearts, or the size of their courage. I also think it’s an advantage as a new player coming in as a Hero because people are going to underestimate what you’re capable of doing.” Using his journalism skills to find out information and his natural warm nature to play a strong social game, Ben admits while he might not be the strongest, he’s scrappy and hopes his follow platers won’t see his game coming. And while he will go in with the heart of a Hero, Ben is also prepared to play a little dirty if he needs to. He says, “I hope I bring certain values into the game like integrity but at the same time, as a storyteller I want all the complexities and I know that villainous people are capable of heroic acts, and you might see the Heroes capable of very villainous moves too. “There’s part of me that obviously wants the Heroes to win, who doesn’t love seeing someone lift up their sword in victory.”

AFL legend

With a clear advantage in the physical challenges, ex-AFL player David is a sporting hero to many but also knows not everyone will agree with that term. He says, “The thing about AFL is you can be one team’s Hero or my team, Essendon’s Hero. Or you can be another team’s Villain and the opposition supporters hate you. I still have other team supporters coming up to me saying how much they hate me, and I love that!” After retiring last year from the AFL following 13 years of playing, David is currently studying Property and Real Estate, majoring in Global Finance and jumped at the chance to play in his favourite game, Survivor. David says, “I’ve been watching Survivor since I was 12, I think maybe back in 2002 when it started. I just love all the elements of it – the physical nature of it, the games. As a kid you watch the challenges and you think, I want to do that one day.” But just because he’s a Hero, doesn’t mean David doesn’t know that the game can get sneaky saying, “Just because I am a Hero, doesn’t mean I am not here to play hard. I think if you watch every superhero comic or movie, the Hero always comes out on top. But in the game of Survivor, I don’t think there is a line I am not willing to cross. I think you must cross lines to win. I am definitely prepared for that.”

Season 6 finalist

A big wave surfer and Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn finalist, Flick is returning to take out the win. But she’s also got another reason why saying, “Finally I get to play Survivor on an island! It’s very on-brand for me, the outback was not. I’m way more in my element here.” Coming third in her series, Flick was known for her courageous and strong-will after losing her mother mid-way through filming and she says it was the hardest thing she’s ever been through. But with her family’s support, she kept going and made it to the final challenge. She says, “Last time I played, I had the weight of the world on my shoulders, and I still came third. This time I’m back, stronger than ever, and I’m ready to win.” Flick is currently ranked number two in the world on the big wave world tour and holds the record for the biggest wave surfed by an Australian female. She knows when you are looking down the barrel of a 50-foot wave, there’s no time to hesitate and wants to bring that bravery into the game. Playing as a Hero, Flick says, “What really grinds my gears about the Villains is probably the manipulation side of things. The lying, the cheating – I can’t stand it. It’s most definitely time for a Hero to win this game.”

Tourism pilot

Gerry has been a pilot on Fraser Island for thirty-five years and does over 40,000 beach landings a year. During that time, he’s survived plane crashes, rescued passengers, and saved people from beach dangers. As someone who naturally thinks of others before himself in an emergency, Gerry says a flick gets switched and the safety of other people comes first. He also admits his good nature and kindness could be used as a weakness in a game like Survivor and says his favourite previous player is Tarzan. A free climber, free diver, spear fisher and Latin dancer, Gerry is used to the beach life so isn’t fazed by the Samoan elements that will be thrown at him. He says, “I’m as fit as I can be at my age, I’m a very social person but I’m also strategic. I’m going to be checking out all my opponents in the game, seeing which ones I can work and align with, who I can’t and as the game progresses, I’ll start playing the game bigger and bigger and bigger. “The reason why I’m here to play is to prove to myself at my age I can do this. Number two, show other people around my age, don’t give it away. You can go and do new different things. This is all new to me as well.”

Season 6 winner

Queen Hayley returns to the game of Survivor as the only previous winner and says a lot has changed since she last played saying, “Since I played Survivor, I got engaged, I bought a house, and I am now a doctor! But now I’m a doctor of pain! I have my PHD in pain research, so I’m going to level it up this time.” After winning Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn in the Outback, Hayley knows coming into this game, she’ll have a target on her back. She says, “In Survivor, the worst thing is to think you’re invincible. I know my weaknesses, and I know how to use them. I’ve already been through the worst in Survivor. Everyone voted me out, sent me to Redemption Rock, and I thought there was no hope of winning. And I came back and won the game. “I’m really glad to be back here as a Hero. I’m hoping my tribe sees me as a Hero of Survivor, and not as a Villain. Even though I obviously can be a little bit of a Villain. It was a dream come true to play Survivor once, let alone to win the game! I can’t believe that happened and I’m still, a year later, processing it, and now I’m on a gorgeous island in paradise and I’ve got a chance to win it again. It is a fan’s dream come true.” Famous for her ability to push through excruciating pain and strategise a strong game play at the same time, Hayley has experience taking out a few Villains in her time but is also ready to hold onto her crown, saying, “A few people have won Australian Survivor now, but no one’s done it twice. And if anybody’s going to do that, it’s gonna be me.”


Trustworthy and loyal are the words Matt’s friends would use to describe him. While this Gold Coast lifeguard spends his days helping other people and his community, Matt knows the game of Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains might be a little different. “I want to be trustworthy and loyal early on but at the right moment and time, I want to make those big moves because I’m here to play, not to just sit back and relax. In my everyday life, I’m just the nice guy that likes helping people, but out here, I might be the nice guy around camp, the nice guy to people’s faces but I’m out here to blindside, to find Idols, make moves and play big.” But it will be hard for Matt to not play the Hero when it’s his instinct. He is excited for all the camp life – fishing, building the shelter and helping his fellow tribemates around camp and is ready to challenge himself and most importantly, take out some Villains. “I’ve been thinking a lot about who these Villains will be and whether it’s a dodgy politician or dodgy car salesman, I’m excited to find out who they are and to send them home packing.” Leaving his pregnant wife at home for his chance to win $500,000, Matt wants to make an impact on the game and have fun doing it!

Season 7

Survivor royalty, Nina had her game cut short in Blood V Water and is ready to come back stronger than ever. “To say I have unfinished business with this game, I feel like is a little bit of an understatement. I went home in a really good position, and it was nobody’s choice, like it just had to happen, so I got a lot of things I need to do. Me and Australian Survivor are not done, we had a break, we went to therapy, we talked things through and now I’m back and we’re ready to go again.” After playing in last season’s Australian Survivor: Blood V Water with her mum, Survivor Legend Sandra, Nina has a bonus reason for playing in Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains. She says, “So I’m here in Samoa and as some people may know my mum played as a Villain here and won! If this season was made for anybody, it would be made for someone like me cause I’m a Hero raised by a Villain.” A retail sales associate, Nina is ready for the hunger and sleep deprivation since she’s done it before and wants to help the newcomers feel welcome in the game but won’t give the same kindness to the Villains. She says, “I don’t think the Villains have any idea who they’re up against because they’re probably going to try and underestimate us and that’s gonna be a big mistake.”


The beaches of Samoa could not be further away from Paige’s real life as a Ringer and Jillaroo in Central Queensland. Growing up in a country town, Paige left home at 18 and started working at cattle stations where she’s mustering cattle and saddling horses daily. Paige says, “I am not really a beach person. The sand in your crack, everywhere, I can’t stand that! But living rough is no stranger to me. You know, I spend my weekends and lots of time hunting with my dogs, spending it out in the bush with the good old swag.” She says her Hero would be her grandfather who helped raise her but is not going to let the title of being on herself get to her head, saying, “If you think you are a Hero, you are a d***head. If you don’t think you are a Hero, then you probably are one. A Hero is someone that loves helping other people, getting in, putting themselves on the line to be able to get things done.” Hoping the game of mateship will help her through Survivor, Paige is there to win but also wants to experience something challenging and make new friends. She says, “I think making friends is probably most important. Obviously, everyone wants to win, and I wouldn’t mind a new car or a house. But I think even if I didn’t end up winning, I would be okay with that, knowing that I had made some really good mates.”

Animal Activist

If anyone can handle the pressure of playing Survivor, it’s film maker and animal activist Rogue. She is a passionate advocate for animal conservation, particularly lions. She spent six years working undercover in Africa filming a documentary about poachers and trophy hunters while pretending to be one herself. Her work as a film maker has given her great insight into people’s behaviours and believes these skills will help her play Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains, saying, “I’m perfect to play this game because I find people absolutely fascinating. I know that the heart of everything comes down to the person, their reasons, their motivations, and their tiny nuances of how they speak, look, react. It’s always a lot more about listening than it is about talking.” Hoping her experience and work can inspire other young women to feel capable of making a difference, Rogue is not here to let the Villains win. “In the game of Survivor, why would you ever want to be a Villain? Someone who has done something heroic should win it. I think being with a bunch of strangers is exciting to meet and interact with people I would never normally have the opportunity to know. What amazing stories and experiences we might share. I’m not a huge fan of the hangry situation but let’s see what happens.”

Season 1

The original Hero, it’s been six years since Sam played in the very first series of Australian Survivor on the shores of Samoa. After lasting 49 days without a single vote against his name until he was sent home, Sam played a game of mateship and loyalty. And while his morals haven’t changed, he knows the game has evolved and so will his gameplay. He says, “Coming into this game as a returnee, I see the game completely different. I’m coming in here with a pretty similar strategy, but I feel like the energy in Survivor is a lot more cutthroat and I may be wrong but I’m looking forward to it, I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Sam continues to run and work his mental health charity, LIVIN, and hopes the good guys win in Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains. Praising his mother as his Hero, even Sam admits that sometimes Heroes can have their villainous moments. He says, “My mum is a Hero. She’s probably the biggest Hero but I’ve seen her turn and if that gives me permission to turn, you better believe I will. I’m not out here for a holiday. “I think you could win this game playing a moral game, but you may have to bend a few of those rules within that moral. Let’s find out. People thrive off an underdog, the battler, that’s the Australian way and I’m a battler man, let’s go. I’ve lived my life with my back up against the wall,nothing fights harder than when a mongrel dogs back is against a wall, nothing.”


From LA to the beaches of Samoa, Sharni goes into each adventure with an open attitude and this adventure won’t be any different. She says, “I’ve never been more ready for a show like this. I’m not planning on coming in and being Sharni, the actress. This is an opportunity for me to actually remove myself from the actress side and bring to light Sharni, the person.” Growing up as a state swimmer and dancer, Sharni loves doing her own stunts at work so is excited by the physical element of Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains. But she’s also excited to put her social strength of being ‘the mole’ to good use. Sharni says, “My friends call me the mole. Just try and keep a secret from me, I will always find out. I’m looking forward to using my inner mole in this environment to find out all the information about everyone. Hopefully where there’s some hidden Idols too, the mole will find them.” As someone who is always up for an adventure, Sharni has always wanted to play the game and has no fear of sleeping on the beach or living in the elements. She is hoping all the sides of her personality will be useful in her gameplay and her honesty will help her make and keep alliances. “Of course, there are going be those moments where it will hurt me to vote people off, that is part of the game, but I’m not trying to come in here and be really anything other than who I am.”

Season 4

The Horse is back. As one of the best challenge beasts Australian Survivor has seen, Shaun hopes his social game will take some of the attention away from his physical game. After lasting 32 days in Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders, he’s come back with unfinished business saying, “Last time I was complacent and there’s no room for complacency in this game whatsoever. You can’t leave an Idol in your bag for 14 days without looking at it. I wanted to come back because I love the game and I really feel like I’ve got some unfinished business here.” A successful AFL player and now business owner, Shaun is leaving his family behind who he says are his biggest motivators and his proudest supporters in taking on this challenge again. While he admits he is doing this for selfish reasons, his ultimate goal is to win and make his family proud. As a returning player, Shaun knows the types of moves a Villain will make and is not afraid to use some of those tricks himself. He says, “I’m really proud to be part of the Heroes tribe. I think Heroes at their core are good people. They want to help people, they want to see people get better and I love that in the outside world. But in the game of Survivor, it’s a little different. I’m happy to be called a Hero, but I’m not going to play like one.”


News Anchor

Celebrated journalist and anchor for some of the world’s biggest news companies such as CNN, Anjali has crossed paths with many Heroes and Villains in her line of work, and not only can recognise them but knows how to get what she needs from them. As someone who is used to dealing with the unexpected, Anjali hopes these skills will help her with the twists and turns Survivor will throw at her. And as journalist, she has a natural instinct and interest in relationships that she’s planning to build from day one. But while the social side might be a strength, Anjali thinks the challenges could change her outlook. She says, “I’m absolutely petrified about the physical side of this game and putting my body on the line – absolutely terrified! I think most people at home when they think of Survivor, they think of those sadistic challenges and I am no different.” With her humour and good nature, Anjali says being a Villain is not her usual way of describing of herself saying, “I don’t think I ever would have said I’m a born Villain but after I did Real House Wives of Melbourne, it emerged that I was the Villain of the season and I loved it! I thought that’s tremendous. I love being a Villain because they’re the interesting and fun ones. “I think the Heroes are going to be so far up their own arses just because they’ve got the word Hero there, but I can’t think of anything more dull.”

Real Estate Agetnt

Knowing real estate agents don’t always have the best reputations, Fraser is planning to use that to his advantage. An agent from Melbourne, he works in high-end residential sales and admits, “I’m a real estate machine; I don’t care if someone hates me; I’ll make them love me; that’s my job.” Fraser also knows that much like real estate, Survivor is all about trust. He says, “The hardest thing in my job is to get people to trust you, and that is my number one goal, and that’ll get me to sole Survivor. I’ll get my tribe mates to trust me because I’ll find out what their goal is, what their dream is, and I’ll make them think as if I’ll get them there.” When he’s not working, Fraser runs marathons and has his days plotted out in 15-minute increments to keep himself as efficient as he can be. He knows he’ll struggle without the luxuries of home, but the goal of winning will push him forward to the end. “With $500,000 on the line, people will lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, betray alliances – there are no lengths that people won’t stoop to. Coming in as a Villain gives me the license to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I don’t like the Heroes because they’re hiding behind this facade that they are all great; everyone’s got a little bit of Villain in them.”

Season 6 Finalist

If you thought King George was returning for redemption, you’d be wrong. This time, it’s George the Terrible. As runner-up to Hayley in Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn, George is back and badder than ever. He says, “I’ve left Bankstown; I’ve come out here to Samoa to take back what’s rightfully mine – the crown that Hayley stole from me. I’m not coming to Samoa for redemption; I’m coming back for salvation and as a pure Villain.” Admitting he has both heroic and villainous qualities, George is returning for the title and the prize money and thinks playing the dark side is the only way to get there. He says, “Last time I saved people, I played as a Hero, and my family still doesn’t have much money. I’m coming back to change my family’s life. Since leaving the Outback, George went straight to the gym and has been training hard to play a bigger part in the physical challenges, but it’s the social and mental game that he is most excited about. George says, “I’m so excited that it’s Heroes against the Villains this time. Last time I was on the Brains tribe, with no smart people! But I can’t wait to get into the thick of it with a tribe of 12 Villains. Villains are more cutthroat. Villains are willing to do what it takes to get the job done.”

Season 3

Australia’s most successful female poker player, Jackie, is returning to Survivor with a new attitude and experience to back her. She says, “Last time being on a Champions tribe, with a lot of athletes, all they cared about was winning challenges, and that’s not me. I’m here to play the full game of Survivor, I understand the challenges are part of it, but it’s the gameplay back at camp that I really want that whole experience this time.” After appearing on Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders, Jackie has moved to Queensland with her husband and childhood sweetheart, who has helped get her ready to return to Survivor, saying, “I’m extremely lucky to be married to a mental performance coach, so we’ve worked a lot on the mental game of poker, so I’m using those skills here as well. Jackie is excited to embrace the Villain side of herself and knows that playing with a team will be very different from what she experienced the first time around. As a huge fan of the game, she also knows the types of players she’ll be drawn to and the ones to avoid. She says, “I’m going to be staying away from that chaotic, kind of volatile players. I think early on, I need to surround myself with people I can somewhat trust, and that’s the way I’m going to be playing this game; look for those connections early and hopefully, they’ll get me through to merge, and then I re-adjust as needed.”

Season 7

The Joker is returning with his usual grin in the middle of chaos but also a little bit of maturity. Landscaper and fan favourite from Australian Survivor: Blood V Water, Jordie is taking his lessons from last season to play a new, more Villainous game. “The Joker is back however, I’ve learnt from last time. I’m still going to have fun; fun is the number one priority, but to try and at least seem a little bit more responsible, so people believe I’m more trustworthy and are happy to put their faith in me. Playing Australian Survivor: Blood V Water with my brother was hard because every decision you make can directly affect the game as well. But now the only person I can ruin the game for is myself, so there’s nothing holding me back.” Since leaving Charters Towers, Jordie met his now fiancée, and they are having a baby, which is giving him even more reason to win; saying, “To win and have that security for my family would mean everything. My decisions aren’t just based on myself but on my new family. It would mean everything to have the title after being so close last time and know that it wasn’t an accident; there are a lot of reasons I want to win this time.” Jordie also knows that returning players can come in with targets on their backs and is hoping his social game will help him make alliances quickly – while having some fun! He says, “I think the Villains are going to be a good bunch to hang out with because we’re all going to have fun and stirring the pot. It’s going to be way more fun than being on the Heroes tribe, that’s for sure!”

Pole Vault Champion

Dedication, practice and self-control are all skills Liz has in her DNA after spending years as an Olympic Pole Vault champion. Starting the sport at 10 and following in the footsteps of her pole-vaulter father and coach, Liz became the youngest-ever competitor in pole vault at the Olympics when she was 18. Now working in Marketing after making the decision to resign from the sport, Liz is ready for the challenge Survivor will throw at her. She says, “I think Survivor is the ultimate test because it pushes every aspect of a human being to its max, like physical, mental, social. You’re sleeping on the floor, you’re hungry, and it just pushes you to that limit. It’ll be treading a fine line between losing it and focussing on the win.” Liz admits her resting bitch face and love for her king bed and moisturizer are going to make the game hard. However, she thinks if there’s ever a tribe for her, it’s the Villains, saying, “I’m a good person, but my personality is very much larger than life – aggressive, short-tempered and a Taurus!”


A professional journalist, Michael is a sporting enthusiast who is passionate about people and telling their stories. However, he is aware that sometimes journalists aren’t always heroes in the eyes of the public, saying, “I think people look at journalists as Villains because they feel journalists lack heart or sensitivity. But a real journalist has all those things. They do care, they do have empathy, but we also want to get that story.” As someone who believes in living life each day, the adventure of Survivor is something Michael has wanted to do for a long time. As a fan of the game, he remembers having Survivor parties with his friends at university and talking about how they would play the game. Michael also wants to play the game for his mother, who passed away in 2017 and says, “My mother knew I loved Survivor, so she’d be shaking her head with laughter knowing I made it to the show. I know she’d say I’ve got the mindset to make it all the way, but whether I can, will be a different story. “If there was any season I’d want to be a part of, it’s Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains. I love that a Villain wants to get their hands dirty, and that’s my mentality. I’m not looking to play the perfect game, I know I’ll make mistakes, but I love that Villains just don’t care about ruffling the feathers. I’m prepared to lie, cheat and steal and do whatever I can to get to the end. I’m not here to play a boring, laconic, non-urgent game. Anything goes.”

Luxury Car Brand Manager

Melbourne PR and Communications Manager, Mimi, is used to being underestimated. Working in a male-dominated industry of luxury cars, she has learnt to hold her own and stand her ground. Mimi says, “I’ve grown up super resilient and independent. I feel like it’ll be favourable in the game. I’ve dealt with multiple relationships and personalities every day for the last 10 years in my job, so I feel like it’ll help me.” An amateur boxer, Mimi started when she was 19 and says she becomes a different person when she steps into the ring. However, her tough exterior is not always what it seems as she thinks her biggest weakness will be her empathy for other people and thinks Villains aren’t always bad, just misunderstood. She also knows working with a group of Villains means she’ll need to be on her toes but that’s part of the fun. She says, “I’m so happy to be on the Villains tribe because there’s no limits, no expectations, and you can do whatever you want.”

Miss World Australia

Being Miss World and a semi-professional rugby league player are not jobs one would usually pair, but that’s what makes Sarah a tough cookie ready to take on a game like Survivor. Sarah grew up playing rugby at four and represented Queensland twice and says the experience made her tough and into the woman she is today. At 13, she was scouted as a model and won the title of Miss World Australia at 19. And while rugby was tough, it was the modelling circle that really got her built for resilience. She says, “Competing at Miss World international is brutal; it’s a very competitive pageant because you’re there to win, you’re not there to make friends or have a good time.” It was during the Miss World that Sarah was accused of her villainous side, saying, “When I was representing Miss Australia at Miss World, a bit of controversy happened. Miss Greece told everyone, and it was all over the news that I had pushed her down the stairs of a bus and ruined her chances of winning. I didn’t, but if I did, she wouldn’t have gotten up!” Ready to play as a Villain, Sarah says, “You should never underestimate what a beauty queen is willing to do to win.”

Season 3 & 5

One of the very few who has ever played the game three times is fan favourite and challenge beast, Shonee. In classic style, she says, “I am the first person to be invited to play Australian Survivor for the third time, so suck on that, everyone who’s ever underestimated me.” Playing a total of 89 days across her two series, including her returnee as an All-Star, Shonee has made it 4th and 7th previously, but there’s only one spot she wants this time, and that’s first. And while she would claim her challenge wins were based on taking one pilates class, this time, she’s more ready than ever to play. “I’m more prepared than ever because now I actually exercise. I am hitting Pilates five to six times a week. I am so shocked that I am so into exercise. All those fit people that say, ‘Exercise is good for your mental health!’ are right. As much as it pains me to say it. I am more of an adult now since the last time I played. I love having an empty washing basket. There’s no better feeling.” Shonee says, “I’m so glad I’m not on the Heroes tribe, that just seems like a whole big snoozefest, and I’m all about the fun. I’m so excited that I’m in a tribe full of Villains. These are my people. I think Villains have the upper hand because we are expecting people to blindside us and lie to us. Not like those naive little Heroes. Like lambs at a slaughter.”

Season 6

As the first person in Australian Survivor to be blindsided by two Idols before Merge, Simon is leaving the Outback behind and is back for redemption. He says, “It was pretty tough failing last time, it took a lot to swallow, but I let my arrogance and my ego get in the way, and this time I am determined to play a very different game and to keep my ego in check.” Recently married, Simon is excited to get a second chance and says after being voted out in Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn, it has made him reconsider his gameplay. “My strength coming into this season has to be my self-awareness. It’s taken a lot of self-reflection to get to where I am now after what I went through, and I’m going to use that to my advantage. My biggest fear coming into this game is going home with another Idol, it is something I’ve thought about for a long time, and it haunts me, and I’m absolutely terrified of ending up with one and not playing it correctly.” As a natural leader in the real world, Simon wants to step back from that and embrace his dark side, saying, “As a Villain, you thrive in the chaos, you get your hands dirty, and you really bring Survivor to life because, without Villains, this game would be so boring. I’m pumped to be a Villain because last time I tried to play as a Hero, and look how that went for me. This time I can really unleash my full potential.”

Season 3

Sneaky Stevie has left Fiji and is ready for the beaches of Samoa. While he admits he didn’t last as long as he wanted the last time he played, Stevie made an impression and is back for revenge. “I was too kind back then, I was sneaky, but I should’ve been more. I had a blast, but there was one person who blindsided me – Shonee. She’s been in the back of my mind for four years, and I’ve been dreaming of getting back at her.” Famous for his Idol hunting in Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders, Stevie got his nickname from his tribemates, and it’s one he loves to embrace. A food delivery rider and now an independent politician, Stevie also finished his Masters in Environmental Law and is also a volunteer firefighter. But all that heroic work won’t stop him from playing a more villainous game this time around. Stevie says, “As a villain, I can be all the worst characters all in one. Last time, I had no strategy, I had no plan, and I was trying to be a Villain. But I was more like an apprentice Villain. But this time, I’ve had time to study how to become a real Villain, and I’m going to really show everyone how it’s meant to be. I’ll be the master this time.”

Watch it on Monday January 30 on 10.


Making The Baby: Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day Reportingly Pregnant

Back in 2005, we met a spry young artist named Aubrey O’Day on MTV’s Making The Band; over the last decade and more, she has appeared on multiple reality TV shows and has been romantically linked to celebrities such as The Bachelorette’s Jordan Vandergriff, Donald Tr*mp Jr., the late Aaron Carter, and Jersey Shore’s Pauly D.

O’Day is reportingly starting a new chapter in her life as a mom. Following stomach-holding red carpet pics, an insider close to the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant claims that she is “early on in her pregnancy ” and that she’s “so excited.” “She’s pregnant,” the source told The U.S. Sun following her appearance at the gala held by the Society Performers Academy at the Omni hotel. Aubrey told the outlet that she was currently seeing someone, explaining that she had “someone special” in her life at the moment.”When I got home from Bali, which wasn’t too long ago, I was open to dating again,” she said.

Could this be a reality TV baby? Is this baby Kyland Young’s? Just last month, Aubrey stated that she’s ‘in love with’ Big Brother 23 and The Challenge: USA contestant Kyland Young.

I feel like this announcement may fuel MTV to create a Reality Celebrities Moms reality TV similar to Teen Mom, adding to Aubrey’s resume of TV shows. She got her start on MTV, had her own show on Oxygen All About Aubrey, and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, Marriage Boot Camp, and Famously Single.

Anyways, let us reminisce…


The Scream 6 Official Trailer Is Here, And I’m So F*cking excited

Ghostface is back, Kirby Reed is back, and Gale is still alive. The smash horror franchise is taking a vacation from Woodsboro to New York City (“you can just say New York” -Sterling Archer) with some familiar faces, and I’m not just talking about the iconic mask.

The family love is real with Jenna Ortega (Wednesday) returning as Tara Carpenter; Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter, Tara’s older half-sister; and Jasmin Savoy Brown (Yellowjackets) and Mason Gooding (Love, Victor) as twin siblings Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin (niece and nephew of Randy Meeks of the first two films). Courtney Cox and Hayden Panettiere return as Gale Weathers and Kirby Reed, while franchise newcomers Samara Weaving, Dermot Mulroney, and Tony Revolori join in on the terror and higher phone bills.

You can expect to see some Billy Loomis, but no Sidney Prescott. As well as some new weapons used by the killer (killers? there are always two of those bastards), a terrible wig for Kirby Reed, and me seated and ready for this new installment.


Netflix New Dating Series ‘Perfect Match’: Meet the Singles

Reality TV fans are confused as to why Netflix has taken so long to release this series, seeing as it was filmed a WHILE ago, but there are some TikTok faves I see on this list, so I will likely tune in (both Canadian with Francesca and Dom). I of course already know Francesca’s fate, as does anyone who follows her on socials.

Francesca and her partner Jesse

The season consists of 12 episodes (an hour long each). The show will stream over three weeks, with four released on Feb. 14th, four dropping on Feb. 21st and the final four coming out on Feb. 28th.

“As they compete to form relationships, the most compatible couples will play matchmaker, breaking up other couples and sending them on dates with brand-new singles they’ll invite to the villa,” the official description reads. “Will they create better matches, or will they create chaos? In this over-the-top journey of strategy and dating hosted by Nick Lachey, only one couple will be crowned the Perfect Match.”

Let’s meet the singles, shall we?

Abbey Humphreys (“Twentysomethings”)
Anne-Sophie Petit-Frere (“Selling Tampa”)
Bartise Bowden (“Love Is Blind”)
Calvin Crooks (“The Circle”)
Chase DeMoor (“Too Hot To Handle”)
Chloe Veitch (“Too Hot To Handle,” “The Circle”)
Colony Reeves (“Selling Tampa”)
Damian Powers (“Love Is Blind”)
Diamond Jack (“Love Is Blind”)
Dom Gabriel (“The Mole”)
Francesca Farago (“Too Hot To Handle”)
Georgia Hassarati (“Too Hot To Handle”)
Ines Tazi (“The Circle France”)
Izzy Fairthorne (“Too Hot To Handle”)
Joey Sasso (“The Circle”)
Kariselle Snow (“Sexy Beasts”)
Lauren “LC” Chamblin (“Love Is Blind”)
Mitchell Eason (“The Circle”)
Nick Uhlenhuth (“The Circle”)
Savannah Palacio (“The Circle”)
Shayne Jansen (“Love Is Blind”)
Will Richardson (“The Mole”)
Zay Wilson (“The Ultimatum”)

Will you be tuning in?


Mid-January Reality TV Show Round-Up: What’s Coming This Month?

Much like the world of kinks, there is something for everyone in reality TV. The latter half of January (arguably the darkest month of the year) welcomes new seasons of old favourites, returning guidos and guidettes, new series concepts and some questionably named shows (see: MILF Manor and Deadly Australians).

Let’s take a look at what to watch when to watch it and where to watch it.

  • Random Acts (BYUtv, Jan. 15, Sundays at 7). a “hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness.”
  • All-Round Champion (BYUtv, Jan. 15, Sundays at 8). “nine of the best young athletes in their sports will assemble from the United States, Canada and UK to compete in the ultimate competition, and, for the first time, they’ll all be para-athletes.”
  • Survivalists (BYUtv, Jan. 15, Sundays at 9). “follow families as they brave the elements together.”
  • Milf Manor (TLC, Jan. 15, Sundays at 10). “eight confident and strong-minded women leave home for the chance to find love at a paradise destination.”
  • Down Home Fab (HGTV, Jan. 16, Mondays at 9). “Chelsea and Cole DeBoer of Teen Mom 2 fame” renovate houses “in their hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.”
  • 1000 LB Sisters (TLC, Jan. 17, Tuesdays at 9). “the Slaton sisters try to lose enough weight to qualify for and undergo life-changing bariatric surgery.”
  • Are You the One? (Paramount+, Jan. 18). “22 recently single men and women from around the globe were put through an extensive matchmaking process to find their ‘perfect match.”
  • Dirty Old Cars (History Channel, Jan. 18, Wednesdays at 10). “follows the passionate owners and staff of three different detailing shops.”
  • Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller (NatGeo, Jan. 18, Wednesdays at 9). “Mariana’s investigations are shaped more than ever by the political, economic and social global landscape”; for example, she “travels to Ukraine, where the war with Russia has upended the surrogacy industry.”
  • Web of Death (Hulu, Jan. 19). “follows the investigations of online sleuths as they use digital footprints, DNA databases and the power of social media to solve gruesome, mysterious and bizarre murder cases.”
  • Bling Empire: New York (Netflix, Jan. 20). “a fresh group of wealthy, sophisticated and hilarious Asian-Americans from New York City, where the quality of real estate is measured by address, not acreage.”
  • Bake Squad (Netflix, Jan. 20). “all four original members of the Squad are back … to create showstopping centrepieces for someone’s extra special big day.
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW, Jan. 20, Fridays at 8). Magicians try to fool Penn & Teller
  • Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW, Jan. 20, Fridays at 9). “new episodes of the classic improv series.”
  • The Real Friends of WeHo (MTV, Jan. 20, Fridays at 9). “will follow the lives of celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, choreographer and singer Todrick Hall, actor Curtis Hamilton, CEO of Buttah Skincare Dorión Renaud, TV host and business owner Jaymes Vaughan, and digital entrepreneur Joey Zauzig”
  • Kindred Spirits (Travel Channel, Jan. 20, Fridays at 9). “Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and psychic medium Chip Coffey … will discover shocking stories by visiting some of America’s most haunted homes and historic sites.”
  • Love & Marriage: D.C. (OWN, Jan. 21, Saturdays at 8). “will introduce a new power couple to the group, Joi Carter and Clifton Pettie,” along with “Erana and Jamie Tyler, and Ashley Silva and her husband on-air personality DJ Quicksilva.”

Week of Jan. 22, 2023

  • The Bachelor (ABC, Jan. 23, Mondays at 8). Zach Shallcross dates women in the hopes that all of them can gain more Instagram followers
  • Darcey & Stacey (TLC, Jan. 23, Mondays at 8). “Darcey and Stacey are officially splitting their time between their digs in Connecticut and their new apartments in Miami.”
  • Extreme Sisters (TLC, Jan. 23, Mondays at 9). “Twenty-five-year-old triplets Hannah, Katherine and Nadia still live together, vacation together and speak their own made-up language.”
  • Death by Fame (ID, Jan. 23, Mondays at 9). “digs into the cases of Hollywood hopefuls whose dreams for bright lights and acclaim are instead met with tragedy.”
  • The Playboy Murders (ID, Jan. 23, Mondays at 10). Holly Madison hosts “an anthology series recounting murders and mysteries that intersect with the world of Playboy.”
  • I Am Jazz (TLC, Jan. 24, Tuesdays at 10). “After her first year at Harvard on her own, Jazz returns home to Florida for the summer and asserts her new-found independence.”
  • Deadly Australians (Smithsonian Channel, Jan. 25, Wednesdays at 8). “explores Australia’s forests, swamps, waters, and deserts to identify the continent’s deadliest creatures.”
  • The 1619 Project (Hulu, Jan. 26, Thursdays). “seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
  • Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, Jan. 26, Thursdays at 8). “Between hitting wine country for the launch of Nicole’s new wine label and South Carolina for Mike’s celebrity cornhole tournament… the squad continues to take every trip up a notch.”
  • Nikki Bella Says I Do (E!, Jan. 26, Thursdays at 9). “WWE Superstar Nikki Bella and Dancing with the Stars champion Artem Chingvintsev share all of their special moments from planning, throwing a joint bachelor and bachelorette celebration.”
  • Frozen Planet II (BBC America, Jan. 28, Saturdays at 8). “returns to the Arctic and Antarctic to observe the amazing species that thrive there” and also “our high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans.”
  • Unexplained: Caught on Camera (Travel Channel, Jan. 28, Saturdays at 9). “Experts attempt to explain the unexplainable as they analyze some of the world’s most eye-opening and terrifying footage of paranormal phenomena.”
  • Help! My House is Haunted (Travel Channel, Jan. 28, Saturdays at 10). “U.K. paranormal experts – investigator and tech expert Barri Ghai, psychic medium and exorcist Ian Lawman and historian and psychologist Jayne Harris – work together to investigate reports of frightening paranormal activity.”

Week of Jan. 29, 2023

  • Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World (PBS, Jan. 31, Tuesdays at 9). “an incredible narrative of struggle, triumph and resistance that will be brought to life through the lens of an art form that has chronicled the emotions, experiences and expressions of Black and Brown communities: hip hop.”
  • My 600 LB Life (TLC, Feb. 1, Wednesdays at 8). “follows patients who drag themselves out of bed to take those first excruciating steps towards a new way of life”
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC, Feb. 4, Saturdays at 8). “bridal fashions have changed, but Randy and the Kleinfeld consultants’ superior service have remained constant.”

#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


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

Photo : MTV


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.


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…


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?


#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!


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.

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.


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.


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?


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?


#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


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?


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.


#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


#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


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
­­­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.

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.


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”


#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

Jordan Fisher or Keiynan Lonsdale

Aubrey Plaza

Jake Gyllenhall 

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

The guy who played IT, Bill Skarsgård

Does she have to be in the musical?

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😘


#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…


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.



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.”


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


#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.


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


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.