‘The Real World: Skeletons’ Sounds Like The Darkest Season Yet

MTV’s newest season of “The Real World” is not even trying to be polite. “Real World: Skeletons,” as the network has called it, will feature a new twist in which the housemates confront people from their past.

“Each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets – shattered lives, broken relationships, estranged family members, and dark secrets,” the show’s description reads. “Each episode, a new skeleton literally arrives on their doorstep to stay in the house, forcing each roommate to deal with their past lives.”

The house is set in Chicago’s West Loop, and will welcome a cyber bully — her past enemies show up — estranged brothers, one roommate’s horrible boss, a “secret baby mama” who is due to give birth in a few weeks, a “player” and three of his past relationships, a man who has yet to meet his father and his father and a recovering drug addict. See the full description at MTV.com for more.

This is the 13th season of “The Real World” and it is the second season to take place in Chicago. It’s also the second season to depart from the show’s original format of “seven strangers picked to live in a house.” Last season, MTV experimented with “Real World: Ex-Plosion,” in which the cast member’s ex-boyfriends and girlfriends joined the housemates for half the season. The network also updated the show’s editing by airing scenes in which the cast openly acknowledged that they were on a TV show and showing the cast footage before it aired to ignite drama.


Disney Sets ‘Moana,’ From ‘The Little Mermaid’ Creators, For 2016 Release

Clear the way, ye animated movies of 2016. We may have found the year’s “Frozen.”

Walt Disney Studios has announced comedy-adventure “Moana” will open in late 2016. The CG-animated movie hails from John Musker and Ron Clements, the duo that wrote and directed “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog.”

A Disney press release described the titular character as a “spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest.” The movie was initially expected to open in 2018, and concept art reportedly appeared online last year alongside the news that Mark Mancina (“The Lion King,” “Tarzan”) will arrange the music.

Disney released the first official concept art for the film on Monday:
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The full plot synopsis, per Disney’s press release:

In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.

“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said in the press release. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”



Will Super Fans Save Music?

Not too long ago, I had an interesting phone call with Benji Rogers, the president and founder of PledgeMusic. We geeked out about international travel, charities we support and how we couldn’t live without our favorite bands. Rogers is a rock dude at …