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If you go to MTV’s website, you can watch daily updates of what is going on in the house while we are waiting for next week’s new episode. There are also videos and confessionals that were included in the premiere, like the foursome confessional that Greg overheard just before he called his mom to vent about his roommates. So, what’s the update?

You can watch Joey working out. Man, he is seriously ripped. It makes you wonder if he’s on some kind of steroid or if that is totally natural and from hard work. Anyway, you can watch a short video of him lifting weights, making strange faces and breathing very heavily.

Check out Greg’s first taste of Sushi at Ashton Kutcher’s restaurant, the Geisha House. He actually said that he likes it, which is him showing a positive attitude and seeming to get along with everyone for the first time. He also has a confessional video, but it’s not that interesting. Mostly him talking about the Sushi again and about how he is ready to get out and meet some women. Oh, and he says that he and Joey made up but that he doesn’t ever plan on getting too close with any of the girls in the house.

There is a video of Kimberly and Dave snuggling in bed, laughing and talking about the funny things that happened on Sarah’s 21st birthday. Then, of course, you can watch the roommates celebrating Sarah’s birthday. And let me just say, Holy Bottled Water Batman! There are like 4 cases of bottled water on the counter. I guess they are really into water. :p

Former cheerleader Dave is shown in the backyard teaching Greg how to do a stunt where he runs up a wall and does a flip. I am surprised that Greg was willing to try it, because it looked a little bit scary. He did a good job though, check it out. Dave also lifts Kimberly into the air. It all reeks to me of gradeschool playground time when we used to do gymnastics and fool around. They look like they are having fun together which is good, though. Kimberly is all about Dave, isn’t she?

Speaking of Dave, his confessional online is actually pretty interesting. He thinks that Greg’s approach to being on the show is all wrong, and he is scared that they guys are splitting into Dave and Joey / Will and Greg as far as friendships. He also said to the camera, “I wanna get laid just as much as anybody else.” He says he’s tired of Greg constantly talking about how he wants to get laid and meet women, acting like he’s never been with a woman before.

Another mention of hooking up occurs when Brianna and Will get together and dish about Brianna’s little crush on Joey and how Will wants to hook up with Sarah. Will says that he can only go about a week without getting physical with a woman, so he is already trying to enlist Bri’s help in getting Sarah all to himself. Interesting but not surprising.

I will post more updates as the videos become available. Nothing terribly interesting just yet, but I have a feeling that things will start to heat up pretty soon.

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Last night’s Season 20 premiere of The Real World Hollywood was a good start to what looks like a very dramatic season.  Three girls and Three guys were chosen the normal way… through casting.  There’s Joey, the body builder turned actor from Chicago.  Dave, the 22 year old cooky actor who seems to be a lot of fun in the house so far, and Will, the 23 year old sexy black music producer who is more than charming.  On the girl’s side there is Brianna, a 20 year old exotic dancer who wants to be a singer.  Sarah, the sweet intellectual brunette who has dreams of becoming a broadcast journalist.  And finally Kimberly, the 24 year old token blond southern girl with a silly side.  Then… there’s the 7th house-mate… Greg.  Greg, aka “PretyBoy” was chosen by viewers online as the final roommate, and I can only imagine that people picked him based on his ass-hole potential factor.

As the Real World cast arrived at their new “green” home in Hollywood, the first six to arrive seemed to hit it off great and to be very excited and nervous about meeting their new roommates.  Greg was the last to arrive, and it seemed he had a plan.  He wanted to appear laid back and… what?  Snobby?  Better?  I don’t know.  Maybe he got a peanut stuck up his butt on the flight in, but he was definitely uptight from the start.  Hard to believe that he is the youngest guy in the house, but then again I think that behind his tough and detached exterior, he is very immature and unsure of who he is.  Right from the start, Sarah wasn’t feelin’ him, even though she couldn’t put her finger on what it was that turned her off. 

The question I always have at the start of a new Real World is:  Who is going to hook up?  From the looks of it last night, the six producer-picked cast-mates are aleady picking out who they want to be closest to.  Dave and Kimberly seemed to hit it off right from the start and their personalities mesh perfectly.  Both of them are a little bit silly and have a wild side.  In one hilarious scene, Dave came up to her with this giant toothbrush (and I’m talking surfboard huge here) and pretended to brush her teeth.  Rather than push him away, Kimberly got right into it and started moving her head back and forth like she was brushing.  They seem like a couple of kids, but at least there are some fun people in the house.  I do believe that Dave already took his pants off for the ladies as well, which is probably record time for a guy to show-all. 

Another coupling of sorts was Sarah and Will.  Sarah does have a boyfriend back home, but she was not trying to push Will away when he was getting close.  It was funny to watch them flirting when they had been drinking.  It was actually Sarah that made he first move when they were all standing in the kitchen and she said to Will quietly, “I don’t like this gum, here take it” and stuck it out between her lips.  He took it all right… and they technically had a little kiss.  She’s dangerous with her flirting, let me tell you, and I don’t think she’s as innocent as she seemed at first.  When the house-mates were heading out to go dancing, Sarah “accidentally forgot” her wallet and had to go back.  Of course, Will volunteered to go in with her and he confessed that he has a “Kindergarten crush” on her.  I have a feeling this is a line he has used on approximately 100 women, and apparently, it works.

Of course, something worth noting is that Will was more interested in Brianna at first.  He was definitely checking her out and loving her style and her sexy body.  But then he found out that she is a stripper, and he immediately lost all respect.  I think he actually gave a good reason though.  He didn’t call her a whore or anything like you might expect him to.  Instead, his reasoning is that she knows how to work a guy with her conversation and is used to lying and making guys feel good as a career.  He thinks it is impossible to have a real relationship and to ever know the true feelings of a stripper, because they are so good at playing the part of a sexy girl who likes you.  He has a point.  Later on, though, he admitted to her face that it bothers him that she is a stripper, but that he is willing to try to see past that and be her friend.  Then, he promptly asked her to give him a lapdance for his birthday. 

Brianna and Joey seemed to hit it off as well, having a real heart to heart out by the pool in their PJ’s.  What were they talking about?  Well, Brianna apparently has an ex-boyfriend who was really mean to her and used to talk down to her and get very jealous.  One night a few weeks ago, they got in a huge argument and he had her pinned down so she punched him in the face.  Her ex pressed charges against her and now she has found out that she has 30 days to appear before a judge and be arraigned on charges or else go to jail.  She called the guy to try to ask him to drop charges but his first question to her on the phone was, “so you got laid yet?”  This set Bri off and she started screaming and yelling, showing how quickly she loses her temper.  In a sweet gesture, the other girls came in to hug her and to put a note on the wall that says “Don’t Call Bobby.” to remind Brianna that she doesn’t need to be talking to him.  Joey later sat down with her to say that she doesn’t have to put up with someone treating her that way. 

Greg is definitely the odd man out in this group, but mostly, it seems, by choice.  When everyone else was getting in line for the club “Basque”, he just said he hates waiting in lines and he took off on his own.  We don’t know where he went, but I’m guessing he just went back to the house and watched tv or something.  Lame.  Later that night, when Joey and some of the others were in the hot tub, they invited Greg to join them.  When he came back in his swimsuit, he also had a tank top on, just like Joey’s.  He started making fun of Joey, saying “Who wears a t-shirt in the hot-tub?  You’re a weirdo.”  The more he kept on, the more enraged Joey became, yelling at Greg and then going inside.  Joey said he grew up in a house where he got the crap beat out of him from the time he was little and they should not mistake him for just a “pretty white boy.”  I think Joey is going to have a major temper problem. 

Greg called his mom to vent his frustrations about not being liked, saying that he wasn’t going to be upset by these “peasants”.  Does he really think he’s that much better than everyone else?  Oh, and he also calls women “associates”, which he explained in detail.  He says that at 20 he is not interested in relationships, only in associating with women, which I’m taking to mean sex.  Sarah said in confessional that she’s not sure exactly what he means, but that she’s pretty sure it’s offensive.  In my view, he’s basically reducing his relationships with women to prostitute status… a business “associate”.  Greg is really an annoying guy, and I’m wondering how he will survive this season as a loner. 

I am excited to see the premiere of Real World’s 20th season, “The Real World:  Hollywood”.  This year, instead of the usual gig where the housemates all work together in a bar/radio station/tanning salon, they will all be working towards their own media/fame related careers in Hollywood.  It should prove interesting to see how that works out on the show.  So, who is going to be on the show?  Here’s a quick rundown of the cast.

  • Joey, 24, from Chicago, IL (never even been outside of Illinois before).  Wannabe Actor, formerly a personal trainer.  The previews on mtv.com make it look like he has a drug or alcohol problem maybe.  He is a beef-cake white guy with dark spikey hair.  Pretty good looking guy for sure.
  • Kimberly, 24, Columbia, SC.  Wannabe Entertainment TV host (E!News,etc.)  She grew up in a super-religious household and has rebeled from that, but is unsure of herself.   Her comments are often offensive, says the website, which should make her an interesting character.  She has short blond hair and is thin, but is it just me or does she look older than 24??  That’s not a good thing for a TV host hopeful.
  • Dave, 22, Waynesboro, Penn.  Wannabe actor/tv host.  He is always the center of attention and will do anything to get a laugh.  He used to be a cheerleader, haha… and is a naturally gifted athlete.  he’s cute.  Brown hair, white guy.
  • Sarah, 21, Phoenix, AZ.  Wannabe Broadcast journalist.  Recent ASU grad who has never lived this far from home and is experiencing the pain of being away from her former debate coach boyfriend.  She has a very exotic look with her long silky brown hair and her beauty mole. 
  • Will, 23, Detroit Michigan.  Wannabe Music Producer.  He is an experienced DJ, and loves to create new beats and give music his own style.  He is cute and charming and is the season’s ladies man.  He is a black guy with dreads, and he is very goodlooking.
  • Brianna, 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Wannabe Singer.  She used to work as an exotic dancer and was once in a volatile relationship… but after auditioning and being rejected on American Idol 5, she realized singing was her calling.  That just makes me want to hear her and see if she’s any good.  She “tells it like it is and doesn’t allow others to disrespect her.”  Sounds feisty.  She is a very pretty woman with… interesting hair.  I am not sure of her ethnic origin, but she is definitely unique.
  • Greg, 20, Daytona Beach, FL.  Wannabe Model.  He is the first roommate to ever be chosen by viewers (“PretyBoy” and/or “The Chosen One”).  I think people must have chosen him hoping that he would make the season interesting with his asshole-ness.  After all, isn’t that the best part of the Real World sometimes??  He likes pulling pranks on his roommates and calls people around him “peasants”.  Wonder how long it takes before he is knocked off his pedestal?  He is a tall black guy, but I don’t think he is good looking enough to be a model.  Guess we shall see.

The house is supposed to show off the newest “Green” technologies and as always, the hottest design fashions.  The premiere airs tonight, April 16th, on MTV at 10pm EST.