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MTV to Honor the Life of Diem Brown with Upcoming Special

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MTV will celebrate the beautiful life of The Challenge star Diem Brown in an upcoming special show. The special, which will be called “We <3 Diem,” will show highlights from Diem’s career on the MTV reality show, her relationship with ‘Challenge’ cast member CT Tamburello and her fight against cancer. (Diem died on November 14 during her third battle with the disease.)

“We’ve followed her through her unwavering attempts to win a Challenge and her infamous on/off relationship with longtime love CT, while simultaneously combating her disease off-camera,” ” MTV said in a statement issued to People. “In ‘We <3 Diem’, we look back at Diem’s powerful journey, giving tribute to her perseverance and strength through it all.”

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Funeral for ‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Held in New York City

The front of the funeral program.

The front of the funeral program.

Diem Brown, star of MTV’s The Challenge and a cancer advocate, died on Friday after a long battle with cancer. Today, her friends, family and former ‘Challenge’ co-stars gathered in a New York City church to pay tribute to the beautiful person Diem was. Diem’s funeral, which was held at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in downtown Manhattan, was attended by many MTV reality stars, including Aneesa Ferriera, Laurel Stuckey, Evan Starkman, Kenny Santucci, Cara Maria Sorbello, Mark Long, Johanna Botta, Paula Meronek, Ace Amerson, KellyAnne Judd, Ruthie Alcaide, and Johnny “Bananas”.

Diem’s boyfriend, CT Tamburello, was also in attendance.

According to People, country singer Trisha Yearwood sang at the service, and a eulogy was given by Diem’s younger sister, Megan, who stayed by Diem’s side throughout her final battle with cancer.

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Remembering ‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown: Top 5 CT & Diem Moments

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Cutest. Couple. Ever.

The Challenge star Diem Brown died yesterday during her third battle with cancer. Her friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of Diem, who was a bright light on the ‘Challenges’ and an advocate for cancer patients everywhere. While Diem did amazing things during her 32 years on this planet (check out Medgift.com, the registry site she founded), it was her on-again-off-again with fellow ‘Challenge’ star CT Tamburello that the show’s fans were fascinated with.

Diem and CT met on while filming “The Duel” in 2006 and began a relationship that lasted nearly two years. They split due to Diem wanting to focus on her career, among other things. Eventually, they met up again to compete on ‘Battle of the Exes’. Their time on that season stirred up some buried feelings between the couple, but they did not get back together, at the time. According to one of The Ashley‘s sources, Diem and CT resumed their relationship after the “Rivals 2″ reunion, and were together from about the spring of 2013 until her death.

The Ashley considers the love story between CT and Diem to be one of the greatest ever to play out on reality television. Viewers could literally feel the love and passion between them when they were on screen together, even if they were arguing.

As a tribute to their relationship, The Ashley has put together her Top 5 “CT and Diem Moments” of all time…

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‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Dies After Long Battle with Cancer

diem brown quoteThis is a story The Ashley hoped she’d never have to write.

She is very sad to report that Diem Brown, the star of MTV’s The Challenge, has died after a 10-year, on-and-off-again battle with cancer. She was 32.

In August, Diem collapsed while filming the upcoming season of ‘The Challenge’ in Panama. Shortly after, it was discovered that her cancer had returned for the third time. (She previously battled ovarian cancer in 2005 and 2012.) Over the last few months, Diem’s health had been declining rapidly, and earlier this week she announced that her doctors had “given up” on treating her cancer, as it had already progressed too far.

During her second battle with cancer, Diem courageously blogged about her experience, bravely posting videos on what it’s like to lose your hair from chemo, and how she dealt with her symptoms. People was the first to confirm this morning that the reality star had passed away.

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All the Details on the Upcoming Season of MTV’s ‘The Challenge’: See the Cast List!

Get ready for more battling exes!

Get ready for more battling exes!

The upcoming season of MTV’s The Challenge will be like no other season before it…and The Ashley has all of the details on the cast, twists and the new additions! One of the most-popular seasons in recent years was “Battle of the Exes,” where contestants were forced to team up with their former boyfriends or girlfriends (or, in some cases, just some person they did the nasty with in a bunk bed after a drunken night at ‘da club’ during another season). This season will revisit that premise, so get ready for “Battle of the Exes 2!”

According to The Ashley’s source, who got the info straight from cast members, the season was shot in Panama over the summer. While the “Battle of the Exes” theme will remain the same, there will be an exciting twist added in this time around.

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‘The Challenge’ Star Diem Brown Reports Her Doctors Are ‘Giving Up’ in Her Fight Against Cancer

Diem is vowing to keep fighting for her life.

Diem is vowing to keep fighting for her life.

The Challenge star Diem Brown has just received some tragic news in regard to her fight against cancer. The reality star took to her Twitter and Instagram today to plead with her fans for medical advice or treatment options, due to the fact that her doctors have apparently told her that there is not much more they can do to help her battle her cancer.

“I NEED Prayers and advice my doctors are seemingly giving up but I won’t & can’t rollover,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “Whatever option I have to LIVE I’m grabbing!”

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