MTV airs the official Real World Denver promo

The Real World Denver‘s official promo is now airing on MTV, and just like the alleged hot tub footage, it features two cast members making out.

The promo, which shows the cast playing spin the bottle, is not actual footage from the show, but instead a separately shot and produced commercial. It’s an interesting metaphor for the series’ evolution; the show that used to be appealing because of the organic drama has become so self-aware that they now just script promos that concentrate on the two things that nearly every episode focuses on: drinking and hooking up.

Perhaps more significantly, the promo is heavily focused on the two white girls and a white guy; “the two black cast members (Tyrie and Steven) and the gay guy (Davis) don’t even really appear,” Get Real Denver notes. Here’s the promo:

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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