The Real World Still Has No Real Rule Against Fighting

The Real World has a long tradition of roommates being kicked off the show for fighting or abusive behavior. Well, times have changed. After another ugly altercation in a recent episode of Real World: Skeletons, no one was booted from the house and the show's official stance on violence seems murkier than ever. » 2/10/15 4:50pm 2/10/15 4:50pm

The Real World Has Actually Gotten Really Real in Meta Moment

On last night's episode of The Real World, two cast members went into the ladies room of a noisy nightclub so they could privately talk shit on their roommates off camera. But then they remembered they were still wearing their microphones. One girl assured the other that she doesn't think the producers were going to… » 2/06/14 12:00pm 2/06/14 12:00pm

Real World: Ex-Plosion Will Be a Circus of Misery

Reality TV continues on as a medium, never wavering from its dogged path towards becoming a sadistic ritual orchestrated by cruel and ruthless overlords for the enjoyment of the masses. Hooray! What's next? Well, apparently The Real World (which is miraculously, impossibly STILL ON) will undergo a format shake-up… » 11/13/13 6:20pm 11/13/13 6:20pm

Who Did Danny Roberts Hook Up With While Filming 'The Challenge'?

Here's some Real World news that will blow the minds of people who were into that shit circa 2000/2001: Danny Roberts (the most universally-appealing gay man in the world) admitted to having an affair with a straight male cast member years ago while filming The Challenge. After the hints he dropped, it's pretty clear… » 9/19/13 6:15pm 9/19/13 6:15pm

Portland Is So Over, Thanks to The Real World

How can Portland keep clutching its unofficial hipster capital title now that television's wet-fart, The Real World, has defiled the city's pristine bike lanes? Oregon Trail has taught us that there are three obvious solutions — intrepid citizens with their hearts set on creating an edgy pontoon city in the Pacific… » 2/17/13 4:00pm 2/17/13 4:00pm

Real World Contracts Stipulate That You Could Die And MTV's Not To Blame

The Village Voice obtained a copy of MTV's standard contract for The Real World, a 30-page document that essentially requires cast members to sign their lives away, quite literally—the first stipulation being the understanding that participating in this reality show could cause death, loss of limbs, or mental illness.… » 8/02/11 5:10pm 8/02/11 5:10pm

The Top 10 Reality TV Moments of 2010

As 2010 comes to a close, we take a look back at the genre that dominated our television sets: Reality TV. Whether they're Housewives, Judge Judy litigants, pageant kids or Kardashians, we've laughed at them all. Here are our favorites. » 12/23/10 4:00pm 12/23/10 4:00pm

Legendary Real World Alum Makes A Comeback

Seventeen years ago—during reality TV's infancy—Tami was on The Real World L.A. We talked to her about her history-making abortion, having her jaw wired shut, and returning to the genre she helped pioneer, on VH1's Basketball Wives. » 12/09/10 5:06pm 12/09/10 5:06pm

Remember Tami From Real World L.A.? Now She's On Basketball Wives.

Tami—who got her jaw wired shut, her blanket ripped off her, and had an abortion on the second season of The Real World—is making a triumphant return to reality TV for the new season of VH1's Basketball Wives. » 11/30/10 2:57pm 11/30/10 2:57pm

Is This What Kids Are Calling Blow Jobs These Days?

On last night's episode of The Real World: New Orleans (the 24th season of the show), two male roommates engaged in a cuddle session while one of them was blowing himself—with a hairdryer. Kids! » 7/08/10 11:00am 7/08/10 11:00am

The Real World: Drunk Guy Throws Other Drunk Guy Off Two-Story Balcony

The Real World: D.C. has been kind of boring to the point of being unwatchable (which is saying a lot, coming from me), but last night's episode featured such a shocking act of violence that sucked me back in. » 2/25/10 5:00pm 2/25/10 5:00pm

Real World: "You're Not Skinny Enough To Be In Playboy"

On last night's episode, a male roommate told Callie—who struggles with body image issues—that she wasn't skinny enough to pose for Playboy, essentially pouring salt on the wounds she incurred from being the daughter of an aerobics instructor. » 1/14/10 11:00am 1/14/10 11:00am

The Real World: D.C.: Political Incorrectness Hits The Nation's Capital

Last night, the 23rd season of The Real World premiered. This time around, eight roommates are living in a mansion in D.C. The standout was Andrew, a self-proclaimed "politically incorrect" cartoonist whose main goal is to "get laid." » 12/31/09 1:00pm 12/31/09 1:00pm

10 Years Of The Real World

In the past decade, MTV aired 14 seasons of The Real World (with another one premiering tonight). As one of the first reality shows, it's introduced us to 105 strangers picked to live in various mansions around the world. » 12/30/09 8:00pm 12/30/09 8:00pm

Meet The New 8 Strangers Of The Real World: DC

Tomorrow night is the premiere of the 23rd season of The Real World. A 10,000-square-foot mansion in Dupont Circle will house a motley crew—two bisexuals, a few artists, and a former cult member—in their early 20s. » 12/29/09 4:30pm 12/29/09 4:30pm

Real World's Rachel: Obama's Pro-Choice Stance Makes Him "Least…

Remember Rachel from Real World: San Francisco? She co-hosted The View today-with a conservative attitude that makes Elisabeth Hasselbeck look liberal—opining that President Obama wasn't qualified to win the Nobel Peace Prize because of his "radical" abortion stance. » 10/12/09 1:00pm 10/12/09 1:00pm

When Your Televised Threesome Disappoints Your Parents

On last night's The Real World, Ayiia engaged in a threesome with a guy and her female roommate. Even though Ayiia has a boyfriend she technically cheated on, she was primarily concerned with how her parents would react. » 8/27/09 12:40pm 8/27/09 12:40pm

Real World Roommate Gets Sent Home For Oversleeping

It's hard to be sympathetic for a reality show star whose sole requirement while living in a lush penthouse in paradise is to wake up at 8am once a week. Seriously, how much could an alarm clock in Cancun cost? » 8/06/09 12:20pm 8/06/09 12:20pm

The Real World: "No Fraternizing" Rules Don't Apply To Gay Guys

The roommates only have to follow three very basic rules to keep their jobs and stay in the house: No public intoxication, no table dancing, and no sleeping with spring break clients. It's just like Dirty DancingI » 7/16/09 1:40pm 7/16/09 1:40pm