Season 8 Of MTV’s Are You The One Premieres Tonight With It’s First Sexually Fluid Cast

Seven seasons of fights, drunken hookups, MTV’s The Challenge stars made, and some promising love connections. My favourite social experiment love show Are You The One is back tonight with an all new-cast.

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Contestants have 10 weeks to find their “perfect match”, with a chance to win $1 million dollars to split. With a sexually fluid cast the challenge to find the perfect match for these 16 singles is greater, but more fun.

Catch the season premiere at 9/8c on MTV tonight, and let’s see if this cast f*cks it up like season 5…

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#TMITuesday: 10 Questions with MTV’s Derrick Henry

From looking for love, and money on Are You The One, to The Challenge to Ex On The Beach with last week’s feature Vic this week’s #TMI star is #TeamChocolate’s Derrick Henry. We chat about The challenge 32, Ex On the Beach, AYTO and of course Tori in an all new post! I told y’all this month had fireeeeeeeeeee!

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  1. In terms of house dynamics, how does it differ within Ex On The Beach (US), Are You The One, and The Challenge?

Are You The One is completely different from Ex On The Beach and The Challenge because you can’t get eliminated. On Are You The One, you can say what you want and act how you want without having to worry about getting eliminated. Also, that show is mainly about love and a show based on love brings out way more emotions.

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Ex On The Beach differs from the other shows because of the Shack of Secrets. The Shack of Secrets can expose anything done in the past and can expose anything that’s done in the house. Therefore, you have to be extremely smart with what you do or who you hook up with because the wrong hookup can be exposed and make you a target for elimination. Also, I was on season 1 of Ex On The Beach, so I literally had no idea of what to expect.

The Challenge differs because of the competition. Also, the politics to avoid getting thrown into elimination results in a lot of backstabs and drama. You truly can’t trust anyone in The Challenge house.

  1. Can you ever forgive Tori?

I’ve already forgiven her. Life is too short to hold grudges.

Not so fun fact for non-Challenge fans: Tori Deal (AYTO, The challenge, Second Chances, Fear Factor etc) cheated on Derrick, and is currently still with the side chick of the season aka Jordan.

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  1. Since today is #TMITuesday what is something your fans may not know about you already?

Most fans don’t know that by the age of 23, I had 3 college degrees while playing D1 basketball. My degrees were in Business Finance, Economics, and my MBA.

  1. If you could choose a partner on The Challenge who would it be?

If I could choose a partner on The Challenge, it would be Darrell.

  1. What would you say if your ‘theme song’?

My theme song would have to be “So Much More” by Big Sean

  1. Do you keep in touch with any of your EOTB or AYTO fellow cast members?

I keep my circle small, but yes I stay in contact with a few cast members like Casandra Martinez, Cam Kobo, Diandra Delgado, etc.

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  1.  Who is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is my family.

  1.  The ultimate Are You The One question but: love or money? Why?

BOTH!!! But if I was forced to choose one it would be love. Genuine real love is an amazing feeling that you can never put a price tag on. Having that soulmate that always makes you happy is an unreal feeling.

  1. If the world were to end in 3 minutes, what would be the last song you listened to?

“Hope” by Faith Evans ft. Twista

  1. What is next for you Derrick?

Let’s just say I write tv scripts and really want to be a host. So, I might just be selling a tv script in which I will host the show.

#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With MTV’s AYTO 6 Tyler Colon

We may be living in a time without AYTO on MTV (for the time being) but yo girl has you covered with 2018’s first #TMITuesday post. I sat down to chat with season 6 zaddy Tyler about all things Are You The One, Kendrick Lamar and more. Let’s giiittt itttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

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1. Let’s dive right into this, how do you feel about former AYTO alumni getting involved with newer season cast members? Do you believe these are true connections of a desperate ploy to remain AYTO famous?

First of all, I don’t think anyone from AYTO is famous, we’re all just people and if they want to keep their dating life in the reality circle then that’s their business.

2. I went right into that drama and tea but since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?

I didn’t want to let this secret out… but I’m actually a professional lip-syncer.

3. On the note of former AYTO cast mates dating current cast members whom from a different season would you say is your ‘Perfect Match’?

Alyssa from season 4 because she’s from near my home town and looks like a glazed Krispy Kreme donut which is my thing.

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4. Is there anything that should have been addressed in the reunion that wasn’t? The world needs more tea now that the season is over.

The reunion didn’t address that Nicole and I aren’t together.  So for all the girls in my DMs… yes we can get married.

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

The Office theme song is my theme song!

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

Shad is actually my roommate and Emoney and work on music all the time! 

7. Are You The One has a very unique premise for a dating show, do you think the show has been successful in helping to create meaningful connections and relationships?

Well the divorce rate in America is like 50 percent so AYTO can’t do any worse than that?

8. 2018 is fast approaching, I plan to try be less of a catty person in the new year. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

My New years resolution is to have a three sum with Netflix and Chipotle.  Image result for are you the one tyler colon

jk i do that every weekend

9. With 2017 ending, and it being a crazy year in music what was your favourite album that came out this year, and why?

‘DAMN’ and it wasn’t even close; Kendrick Lamar could produce a hit album every month if he wanted to .

10. What’s next for you Tyler? Any upcoming projects, or plans to spend your new found AYTO cash?

Well I’m probably going to spend my money on trying to uncover the Krabby Patty formula and make millions of dollars.


#TMITuesday: 10 Questions With MTV’s Are You The One 3 Star Kayla Brackett

Okay so as much as I adored season 5 they really screwed up and lost ALL THE MONEY as the latest batch of sh*tty daters hit the screen for Are You The One. Season 3 however did not have this issue and this week’s feature was there to witness that first hand.  Kayla, who made her mark as a ‘party girl’ and I chat about love, The Challenge,plus we learn some new stuff about her in this all new interview.

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1. What have you been up to since we last saw you on MTV

I’ve been really happy. I found an awesome guy, Mark. I’m finally more relaxed knowing I can trust someone. image4After the show I dated this guy coincidentally named Mark as well. He really brought me down a bad path with drugs and partying… (which I’ll get into a little more below)  I always attracted assholes..So going from all these “womanizers” (including Connor from AYTO 3) to a true gentleman couldn’t feel more rewarding.

Now that  I’m no longer searching for a future hubby I’ve been really focusing on my career.  I opened a new dance studio in CT. I feel super focused and excited to see what this new journey will bring. I’ve been dancing since I was 2 so I’m following the whole “do what you love” motto. Which has been totally awesome. I live in Florida part time now and hoping to open another studio there in Del Ray or Boca Raton Florida.

2. The latest cast of Are You The One is the first in history not to win any money, where do you think they went wrong?

That totally sucks for them and it’s kind of embarrassing to be the only season in AYTO a history to leave without love and money. The most sufficient way to win is to follow your heart and look for what you need verse what you want. So obviously season 5 wasn’t doing that. Everyone who goes on ‘Are You the One’ has one thing in common- We SUCK at relationships.. thats why it’s sooo important to step out of your comfort zone. People get so caught up in the physical that they don’t realize their perfect match is standing right in front of them.

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

My childhood nick name was Lala because as my mother always said I lived in “lala land”. Something’s never change. There is nothing routine about me because I’m super spontaneous. I can be anywhere on the map at any giving moment. I rarely think about the future so live in the moment because tomorrow isn’t promised. 
 -Most people don’t know that I am super sensitive. I might be crazy and have a serious Italian temper at times but that’s just because I’m extremely  passionate and tend to care too much. 
-Being called weird is a compliment to me. 
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-Little things in life make me happier than the big things. For example a song or a smell that brings me back to a memory can completely make or break my day. 
– I’m a super needy person if my boyfriend isn’t constantly giving me attention then I’m giving you an attitude. Clearly not my best quality lol 
– I’m a total jokester I love to pull pranks on people any chance I get. I actually started a prank war on the AYTO house that got so out of control that the point producers had to shut the “prank wars operation” down. They took all our eggs away from us for a week. Prank wars totally back fired on me. I thought I was putting garlic in what I thought was devins tooth paste  and accidentally put it in hunters (who wanted no part of prank wars) he called the producers and threatened to burn the house down lmao I also put relish in what I thought was mikes body wash and it turned out to be Austin’s. But Austin is the best and didn’t freak. 
– after the show I dated this kid Mark who was a total nightmare. He brought me down a terrible path doing many drugs and drinking too much. I can’t believe I let someone influence my life like that. I was always a party girl but never to that extent. Many days I wanted to wake up and dig myself out of that whole I was in but I was afraid of loosing mark. I finally one day got the strength to leave him and it turned out to be the best decision of my life. Now that I am in a healthy state of mind I can’t believe I was wrapped into that life style for almost two years. That’s why today I am a big advocate for bettering yourself.  Everyday you have an opportunity to bounce back ( as big Sean would say it)

4. You were once described on MTV as a party girl, what key elements make for the PERFECT party?

I’m not as big of a party girl as I once was however I still enjoy a good time. 

-Booze is clearly the #1 element to a dope party. If there’s not at least 1 thing you regret then there’s nothing funny to talk about with your besties in the morning. 
-Music is another important part to a killer party. You need to have the crowd dancing which always puts a smile on people’s faces. Some of the best nights are dancing around  like fools with your girl friends to good music.

5. Okay, loaded Mike question here: Mike Crescenzo of your season is the first AYTO cast member to appear on MTV’s The Real World, a show in which he also made an early exit from for bad behavior. Do you think Mike was better suited for AYTO or The Real World? Do you think you would have been a better pick for The Real World?

 I love Mike,I think mike was definitely better suited for The Real World. I personally think he wasn’t and still isn’t  ready to settle down with anyone. I think I would have been better for Real World too since I wasn’t listening to the producers on following my heart.
I am hard headed. I think real world is more my speed with partying, having fun and stirring  up drama… That’s what I’m good at since I’m a diva.

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6. Your perfect match Zak went on to continue to be with Hannah, what are you thoughts on #ZANNAH ?

Zannah at first made me upset because I really wanted to get to know my perfect match. I was confirmed a perfect match with zak the last episode giving us no honey moon suit time to get to know each other.  I really love Hannah she’s a great girl and I adore zak. I would never wish anything but the best for them.  I am super happy for them and  I am happy that they were able to leave the AYTO house with love and money. Everything happens for a reason I wouldn’t have met the amazing man I am with now if it wasn’t for the sequence of events that my life had in store for me. 

7. Do you keep in touch with any of your former cast mates?

I do keep in touch with my former cast mates. I talk to Dev, Stacey and Amanda the most. Everyone talks once in a while. We all went through a very crazy experience together so no matter what we will always have a special bond that will never fade. We’re like a little family.

8. On that note, have you kept up with them on The Challenge? Were you rooting for anyone in particular? Image result for kayla brackett are you the one 3

Always rooting for Amanda! She’s a bad bitch I love it. I also really liked Dev and Chey as partners I was rooting for them the whole time

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

My most recent theme song is “sexual” by Neiked because I’m always feelin’ sexual. I always like to look and dress sexy. That song makes me so happy.


10. What’s next for you Kayla?

Hopefully being on one of the upcoming challenges I’ve been dying to be picked. I would also like to settle down get married and have kids. But then again I’m all over the place and might have another idea of what’s next for myself by tomorrow.

You can watch Kayla’s season of Are You The One now on MTV’s website, and be sure to check out my site for weekly posts and alllll that JAAAAAZZZZZZZZ!

#TMITuesday: 10 Questions with MTV Reality Star Alicia Wright

This week’s feature has seen her fair share of drama on MTV’s Are You The One’s latest season, but that is not the last we saw of her. I had a chance to chat with Alicia Wright about her time on AYTO, her new show Second Chances, love, drama, and how to deal with haters in this all new #TMITuesday.  And if you have not finished season 5 of AYTO yet, this interview WILL contain spoilers.

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1. Did you watch any of the previous seasons of Are You The One?

Yes, I’ve watched every season!

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2. What is an average day like for you?

My average day is pretty chill, I’m into working out more these days, I spend a lot of time with my youngest brother (he’s 3 years old, I also have 3 other brothers), and getting back to working.

 

3. You have been receiving the majority of the hate on social media, some even from AYTO alumni, how do you handle the hate? Do you have anything to say to the haters?

Lol if you got haters you’re doing something right. It really doesn’t bother me I just look past it, I think it says more about the people talking than it does my character to go out of their way to only speak about me behind a phone…it’s ridiculous. There’s nothing to say to negativity, that’s for them to look back on and self reflect that they choose to speak that way. I’m living life, focused on way better things that what a person does on an edited TV show.

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4. Do you think you were accurately portrayed on your season of Are You The One?

HELLLLLLLL to the no. They clearly needed to play up the “villain” crap and I guess I fit the bill. I personally am not a people pleaser so I didn’t walk into the house trying to be something I not, nor did I care if I pissed people off, so I guess they just thought I could handle the villain role and here we are today. I think if anyone else was placed in my shows they’d lose their mind.

5. Lets talk Second Chances, what made you want to compete on the show?

Honestly second chances was a spur of the moment decision. I found out while still in DR, and I was excited for another chance at money but it defiantly put a toll on other things.

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6. What would you say is your theme song?

My theme song these days is definitely COMING OUT STRONG- by Future/The Weekend …but like…..my like forever theme song will be Back that ass up by Juvenile, it just gets me twerking every time lol

7. If you could do anything differently on AYTO, or Second Chances would you?

Oh I would for sure not give into temptation if I could redo things, it would’ve saved a lot of stress, and prevent real life heart break .

8. Since today is #TMITuesday is there anything you can tell the readers about you that they may no already know?

Umm interesting something people don’t know, lol idk 

9. Do you keep in touch with any of your former cast mates? (if so who? if not any, why not?)

I keep on touch with Derrick mainly from my cast , and obviously I dated Eddie after so we kept in touch and season 4 Tori and Mikala a lot ,Image result for alicia are the one 5 my cast is
just too much that I’d just rather not. Lol

 

10. Whats next for you Alicia?

What’s next lord I hope bigger and better things haha, I’m definitely back to normal me and life adjusting so I just want to make money and remain happy, continue traveling and if I end up on TV again….don’t be surprised lol

You can catch Alicia on Are You The One 5 on mtv.com and check her out with her perfect match on Second Chances Wednesdays on MTV!

The World Lost Another Rockstar…

It is with the heaviest of hearts, souls and eyes full of tears that I write that my rockstar, my best friend, and most importantly my dad passed away on the evening of March 15th, 2017. As many of you know he was one of the kindest, most charismatic humans on the planet. An animal whisperer, father, junk rockstar, b-movie, bad tv loving man. I cannot, and will not even begin to explain how shattered I am by this (especially via social media). 17352368_10158359191945134_7385793241215287534_nPops is the reason I know all that I do about film,TV, and music and the man was always sure to support me learning more about the two. He would always tell me little tidbits about certain songs, or scenes in TV shows/films and I’m pretty sure that is where I get my habit of “hey did you know” from. We played ‘Road’, he taught me to always stick by my brother, picked me up at all hours of the night from anywhere just to make sure I was safe, and always made way too much pasta. My dad meant, and still means everything to me and was my biggest fan, supporter and taught me so much that I was never given the opportunity to thank him or repay him for. Of course this is not about me, it is about the loss of such an incredible man. He and I agreed 2017 would be a big year of change for us and damn were we right.But, how can I possibly even put into words how amazing my dad was, I could go on forever and continue to have raw face of tears.
Pops never liked to be fussed over and as per his wishes there will be no funeral service, but a celebration of his life will be planned and held in the future.
He was always so supportive of all my crazy ideas, and dreams especially this website so it is only fitting that he have a post dedicated to him. And it is very likely that this will not be my last post about, or dedicated to him.
All of your messages,tweets and calls of love are appreciated even if I have not answered yet. And the casseroles (yes this is a real thing, people really do bring casseroles to you when a loved one dies). I love you all (okay most of you), thank you.