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MTV Cast's D.C. Jobs Could Be 'Real' Deal

This mansion at 2000 S St. NW in Dupont Circle is temporarily home to the cast of MTV's reality show "The Real World." (Marissa Newhall/The Washington Post)

The " 'Real' World"? Hey, maybe! In past seasons, producers of MTV's venerable reality series set up their young stars in glamorous faux jobs. But sources in the local nonprofit world tell us they've gotten inquiries from the just-arrived Washington cast about entry-level jobs of the kind any young D.C. newcomer might end up with ... like sidewalk canvassing. Too real? We'll see. The cast was also filmed stopping by the Human Rights Campaign store in Dupont Circle to buy T-shirts.

Also kinda real: On Monday night, the cast was spotted taking the Red Line -- just like real people! -- up to White Flint, as one of the guys (the spiky-haired one) did pull-ups on the overhead bar. They ended up at Dave and Buster's, but only stuck around for 45 minutes of dining and gaming. "Pretty boring," said a witness.

Not so real: Their lavish Fourth of July aboard an elegant chartered yacht moored at the Southwest waterfront, where they mingled with about 50 civilians to watch the fireworks. A couple of partygoers confessed to our colleague David Marino-Nachison that they're the ones responsible for getting a cast member wasted with the Jagermeister they brought on board. There was also a cupcake fight, we're told. Later, they relocated to a private balcony set aside for them at downtown Ultrabar, via Boomerang Party Bus. "They are so sweet!" bus owner Nikki DuBois, who joined the party, told us. "They're great-looking, and good dancers. I think they're going to fit into D.C. perfectly."

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Special Web-Only Update for Real World D.C. Completists!: DuBois, who chatted up the cast, tells us that the women are from Texas, Missouri, California and Chicago; while of the guys, two are from Colorado, and the other two are from Philadelphia and Baltimore. If that helps. Also: Cast members told their fellow July 4th partyers that they're not allowed to have cellphones during the show's taping, and they're required to spill their guts to the reality cameras in the "confessional" booth three times a day.

By The Reliable Source  |  July 8, 2009; 1:02 AM ET
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Stopped by HRC to buy T-shirts? Way to be edgy RW! The production crew continues to act like thugs around the neighborhood and totally unprofessional. Did anyone catch how they constantly interfered with a WUSA reporter conducting an interview? You would think that MTV could have added some exercise equipment in the house so that the cast does not feel the need to use the Metro as a jungle gym.

Posted by: skipper7 | July 8, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

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