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Upcoming 30th Season of ‘The Real World’ to Feature Unique Twist

The cast was photographed filming this summer.

The cast was photographed filming this summer.

By Holly Rasmussen

MTV’s The Real World is coming back for its 30th season! (Does that make anyone else feel incredibly old?) To freshen things up a bit, MTV has decided to put a juicy new spin on this season! The network announced today that the upcoming season will be called ‘The Real World: Skeletons.’ Filming for the season has just wrapped up and took place in Chicago. The “seven strangers picked to live in a house” will actually be living in a former-nightclub-turned-loft in the West End area of the Windy City.

So, what makes this season different? For Season 30, the seven house members have skeletons in their closest that will soon come back to haunt them. That’s right; a knock at the door will reveal the last person each house member wants to see, according to information released by MTV on Monday.

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‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Turns to Medical Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pain

Diem BrownDiem Brown, a star of MTV’s The Challenge who is currently battling cancer for the third time, and has found her fight this time around harder than ever before. She is currently hospitalized after facing numerous setbacks, including the discovery of an additional tumor near her kidneys.

In an interview with People, Diem recently opened up about the constant pain she has been suffering lately, and why she decided to try marijuana–for the first time!–to help her deal with it.

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‘The Challenge’ Star CT Tamburello Rushes To His Ex-Girlfriend Diem Brown’s Hospital Bedside

CT and Diem HospitalPeople say that a picture is worth a thousand words and, while The Ashley generally tries not to include cliches and sayings like that in her articles, sometimes it just can’t be helped.

Case in point: On Monday night, Chris “CT” Tamburello emerged from his months-long social media hiatus by posting the photo above to his Instagram account. The photo shows CT sleeping next to the hospital bed of his ex-girlfriend (and former co-star from MTV’s The Challenge) Diem Brown.  The Ashley recently reported that Diem is fighting her third battle with cancer, and was hospitalized last week after a new tumor was found to be blocking her kidneys.

“Sometimes just being there for someone can be the difference between a good and bad day. @DiemBrown could definitely use a few…Please go to her support page,” CT, who dated Diem for several years after they met on ‘The Challenge, captioned the heartwarming photo.

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‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Suffers Another Setback: New Tumor Found Near Kidneys

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Diem has been surrounded by friends during her hospital stay.

MTV’s The Challenge star Diem Brown just can’t seem to catch a break. Diem, who is in the middle of her third battle with cancer, was rushed to the hospital on Thursday night after her doctors discovered a blockage in her kidneys.

Although she was set to begin chemotherapy on Tuesday, she was only able to get one of the two rounds of chemo scheduled, due to a spike in her kidney levels. The doctors later discovered the blockage was being caused by another tumor.

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Update on Diem Brown’s Third Battle Against Cancer: See Her Latest Milestones!

Diem is shown leaving the hospital on Friday.

Diem is shown leaving the hospital on Friday.

Last month, The Ashley was devastated to have to report that Diem Brown, star of MTV’s The Challenge, had once again been diagnosed with cancer. Diem, who has battled ovarian cancer twice in the last 10 years, was diagnosed with colon cancer in August after she collapsed while filming the upcoming season of ‘The Challenge’ in Panama.

According to Us Weekly, her diagnosis is an “aggressive ovarian cancer that spread into two areas of her colon, with tumors throughout her stomach and stomach lining, as well.”

There is some good news to report, however.

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‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer For Third Time

Diem BrownThis is a very sad story for The Ashley to write. This one just really hurts her heart.

Diem Brown, star of MTV’s The Challenge, has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time, her sister Megan told People magazine today. Diem, who bravely fought two rounds of ovarian cancer– once in 2003 after competing in ‘Fresh Meat’ and the second in 2012, right before competing on ‘Battle of the Exes,’ has just been diagnosed with colon cancer.

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