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‘Challenge’ Creator Reveals Huge Spoiler for “Battle of the Exes II”– The Ashley has the Details!

One of these gals screwed up BIG time!

One of these gals screwed up BIG time!

WARNING: This post will contain mild spoilers. The Ashley will not reveal all she knows (yet) so that she does not spoil the rest of the season. If you don’t like spoilers, click here and enjoy.

Anyway, Johnathan Murray, creator of The Real World and The Challenge, recently did an interview with Reality Blurred regarding the current “Skeletons” season of ‘The Real World.’ While Johnathan’s prespectives on ambushing the ‘Real World’ cast with people from their pasts was interesting, the highlight of the interview came when Johnathan switched gears and discussed ‘The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II.” In doing so, he revealed a huge spoiler for the season. In an upcoming episode, someone will be sent home for inappropriate behavior–but it will be different than any times this has happened in the past!

“When we feel we need to intervene to send someone home, we do,” Johnathan said of incidents involving bad behavior by ‘Challenge’ contestants. “Someone gets sent home this season because of actions they take, and in fact, it’s a woman, not a guy.”

And….The Ashley has the details!

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‘The Challenge’ Star John Jacobs Released from Hospital After Suffering Mysterious Ailment

The photo John retweeted, then deleted...

The photo John retweeted, then deleted…

Was it a heart attack or a drug overdose that landed The Challenge star John “JJ” Jacobs in the hospital this week? Or was it all a big joke?

John, who is probably best known for appearing on the first season of Are You The One? retweeted a tweet posted by his current(?) girlfriend, Katie, asking for prayers for John. Katie stated that John had suffered a major heart attack on Monday, and posted a photo of him lying in the ER hooked up to machines.

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‘The Challenge’ Star Kenny Santucci Resurfaces on New Comedy Show

Mr. Beautiful is back!

Mr. Beautiful is back!

By Holly Rasmussen

Kenny Santucci of MTV’s The Challenge has gotten his big break! The former reality star (who made his debut on the 12th season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge) has been acting and hosting for the past several years. However, this will be his first multi-occurring comedic acting role on a SAG original comedy. The show is called “Rules of Cool” and follows two 20-something girls around New York City while they try to figure out life and how to be one of the “cool kids.”

Kenny, known as “Mr. Beautiful” on reality television, plays a meathead love interest on the new show. (That’s not too much of a stretch…) The series launched on YouTube on January 27, but the production company, AKA Studio Productions, is currently in talks with several major production companies to expand upon the series to fit network television. The series stars comedic actors Lacey Jeka and Caitlin Cooke.

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‘The Challenge’ Creator Jon Murray Discusses How Show’s Producers Dealt with Diem Brown’s Death

We miss you, Diem.

We miss you, Diem.

Tonight’s episode of The Challenge has been the episode that The Ashley (along with many of the show’s fans) has been dreading. On last week’s episode, Diem Brown was shown writhing in pain from what she believed was a stomach bug. (Unfortunately, we now know that Diem’s pain was actually caused by colon cancer, not a stomach bug.)

A preview clip from last week shows Diem’s partner (and on-again-off-again) boyfriend, CT Tamburello, screaming for someone to take him to the doctor, presumably to see Diem. Tonight’s episode will show what happened to Diem that resulted in her collapsing and being airlifted from Panama back to the United States. After fighting the cancer (which ended up spreading to other parts of her body), Diem died on November 14.

In a recent Reddit “AMA” session, show creator Jon Murray of Bunim-Murray discussed the difficult task the show’s production team had to show what happened while still being respectful to Diem, as well as Ryan Knight, a second competitor on this season who died a few weeks after Diem.

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‘The Challenge’ Couple Brad & Tori Fiorenza Welcome Second Child

where are they now

“Dealing with two kids is nothing compared to dealing with the people on ‘The Challenge.’”

By Holly Rasmussen

Another MTV baby has arrived! No, it’s not via another season of 16 & Pregnant; this little bundle of joy is a product of a Real World/Road Rules pairing!

Brad Fiorenza, a ‘Real World: San Diego’ cast member, and his wife Tori, a Road Rules alum,welcomed their second child, a son they named Chase, on January 13. Baby Chase was born at 11:18 a.m. and weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 oz., according to a tweet Brad sent out after the baby’s birth.

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Jemmye Carroll Says “Battle of the Exes II” Will Be Her Last ‘Challenge’ Due to Ex Ryan Knight’s Death

battle of the exes ii

This will be the last ‘Challenge’ for Jemmye.

By Holly Rasmussen

Fans of The Real World and The Challenge will be sad to learn that contestant Jemmye Carroll will not be returning to ‘The Challenge’ franchise. The reality star recently announced that she is quitting the show.

This news comes on the heels of the tragic death of Jemmye’s ex-boyfriend, Ryan Knight, in November. Jemmye and Knight are featured in the upcoming season of The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II which is set to air in January.

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