‘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:
moana

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 …



30 Struggles Only a 3-Year-Old Would Understand

By Christine Knight

Being 3 is tough. You’re not a baby anymore, but you’re not a big kid yet, either. You’re expected to do what you’re told, but now you have mind of your own. Uh-oh! Here are 30 times when, for a 3-year-old, the struggle is real. #firstworldtoddlerproblems

1. When there’s no whole milk left, only skim.

2. When you want a banana and there are no bananas left. And no, you don’t want a pear/grapes/apple. Yuck!

3. When you drop the last Goldfish on the floor and your parents won’t let you eat it.

4. When you take your shoes off, but can’t put them back on.

5. When Netflix is down and there’s no more Barney.

6. When your head gets stuck in the T-shirt hole.

7. When the iPad runs out of batteries.

8. When you want to keep playing, but mom says it’s dinnertime.

9. When you glue your art project to your pants — whoops!

10. When your latest artwork (with pens and furniture) gets you in trouble.

11. When you wanted an Elsa doll and got Anna instead.

12. When the tag in your pants itches your skin so much that you need to take off your pants.

13. When you’re strapped in the stroller and drop your stuffed animal or blankie.

14. When you peed in your pants because you didn’t want to stop playing to go to the potty.

15. When you drank full-strength juice and bounced off the walls.

16. When you fell asleep in the car seat and woke up epically grumpy.

17. When you didn’t nap at all and were even grumpier.

18. When you’re angry — all. day. long.

19. When you wanted to press the elevator button and someone beat you to it.

20. When mom turned the TV on when you wanted to do it.

21. When you want to wear a blue tutu to school and you don’t even own a blue tutu.

22. When you get your hair brushed.

23. When you have to share your toys.

24. When someone else sings your song (which is, of course, “Let It Go”).

25. When you get served peas for dinner.

26. When your lovie gets so worn out it falls apart.

27. When your night-light goes off in the middle of the night.

28. When you only want to eat crackers and your parents feed you vegetables instead.

29. When it’s too hard to decide between a ponytail and a braid.

30. When no one can understand what you’re saying, but you’re speaking loud and clear.

Christine Knight is a writer and founder of brunchwithmybaby.com, a guide to bringing up stylish mini-foodies in NYC. An Australian now living in Brooklyn, Christine blogs at akissgoodnight.co, Tweets, Pins and Instagrams about life with her toddler.

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WVU Won A Football Game, So Students Flipped Cars And Set Couches On Fire

West Virginia University’s football team won their game Saturday against Baylor University. It was a big win, because Baylor was ranked the No. 4 team in the nation, so naturally the Mountaineers celebrated with their school tradition of lighting couches on fire.

WVU, known as a party school, has a penchant for lighting couches on fire. It’s even prompted student government PSAs to advise against the practice, but obviously that didn’t work.

Morgantown authorities had to use pepper spray and tear gas to get the crowds to break apart, according to WDTV, and there were no injuries reported. Several people were arrested, the Associated Press reports, and the university will review social media to consider sanctions against students who got unruly. The crowds started forming around 10:30 p.m. and became larger as they moved toward the downtown business area.

WVU President E. Gordon Gee was not happy:

Disappointed in some of our student body today. While a small minority, the actions of a few hurt the reputation of our entire University.

— E. Gordon Gee (@gordongee) October 19, 2014

I want all students to know this behavior is unacceptable. We can and will work together to prevent this situation from happening again.

— E. Gordon Gee (@gordongee) October 19, 2014

Photos from the riots on Saturday:

Results of a wvu football win- pic.twitter.com/kGxwEPXMRC

— Ash Ton (@IM_smASHed) October 19, 2014

Whoever took this pic last night is the real MVP pic.twitter.com/Fwl8Q7Mxsz

— Carly Weinstein (@CarlyWeinsteinn) October 19, 2014

post riot high street pic.twitter.com/MBpecjxi8t

— Danny Shearer (@danndamannn) October 19, 2014