Mark & Diem Preview 'Battle of the Exes'
I've gotten to a place where my unbridled love of MTV's The Challenge is no longer a source of shame -- especially since my endless enthusiasm for the franchise always churns up like-minded fans.
Tonight, a new season begins and this year's hook is that former lovers are paired together in the quest for cash. But for some of these estranged exes, the lure of money almost wasn't worth subjecting themselves to 24/7 quality time with their former bunk buddy.
Such was the case for Diem Brown, as I learned when she and Mark Long stopped by TheInsider.com's studios -- but her desire to raise funds for MedGift (a site she created that functions like a bridal registry but for patients in need of money to pay for hospital bills, prescriptions, treatments, etc) trumped her apprehension about being sequestered in paradise with her ex, CT.
So check out TheInsider.com's exclusive interview with the duo, who preview this season's drama, challenges and come up with an absolutely brilliant idea for what next season of The Challenge could be. Hint: It involves The Jersey Shore cast!
MTV's The Challenge: Battle of the Exes airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on MTV.