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Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Premiere Blog: Starting the Season with a Showstopper

UpdatePosted 05/26/2015 08:40AM

Kacy Catanzaro's American Ninja Warrior Premiere Blog: Starting the Season with a Showstopper

Originally posted 05/26/2015 01:00AM

Kacy Catanzaro is competing for a third season on American Ninja Warrior. She made history last season by becoming the first female competitor to reach the top of the 14-ft. warped wall and also became the first and only woman to earn a spot to the Las Vegas finals by completing a city finals course.

ANW is back for its seventh season and is bigger than ever. With more than 10 times the amount of submissions as last year, you will see a lot of new talent showing up to prove themselves on the course. Rookies who have been eagerly waiting will finally get their shot at the course and give the veterans a run for their money.

Three of the six obstacles that make up this Venice Beach qualifying course are brand new. One new obstacle that proved to be a showstopper for many Ninjas was the Hourglass Drop. A lot of competitors had trouble with this touchy trampoline transition.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: The Date Moment That Was 'My Worst Nightmare'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: The Date Moment That Was 'My Worst Nightmare'

Originally posted 05/26/2015 07:10AM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

Waking up that next morning as the Bachelorette was a surreal feeling. There was so much happening that first night, I think it was still taking its time to sink in. I mean, it's not every day you wake up in a beautiful house with Chris Harrison knocking at your door. But I will admit, I was so relieved to see him. There was a lot to process, and having him there to help talk me through it was much needed.

I couldn't believe that in just one night connections had already begun to develop. And there I sat, lucky enough to be the Bachelorette and eagerly awaiting my first week of dates. In the back of my mind, I had to wonder, Which of these guys voted for Britt and who voted for me? And how was Britt doing? But I couldn't allow those thoughts to take over. I had a great group of guys ready to kick these dates off with, and that's where my focus needed to be.

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RHONJ Star Amber Marchese's Breast Cancer Has Not Spread: 'I Am Very Blessed'

RHONJ Star Amber Marchese's Breast Cancer Has Not Spread: 'I Am Very Blessed'

Originally posted 05/22/2015 09:00PM

Starting next week, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese will share her journey about her second battle with cancer with a new PEOPLE blog. "I am excited to be able to have PEOPLE.com as my platform to bring everyone on my journey with me," she says. "I don't know how or why this happened again, but I have to turn it into an opportunity to raise awareness not just about breast cancer, but about self-detection, treatment options, the importance of faith, a positive attitude, and the overall health of our bodies. I am hoping to educate and inspire others in their fight. I was blessed to find it a second time."

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Finale Blog: A Victor Who 'Fought Back Against Overwhelming Odds'

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Finale Blog: A Victor Who 'Fought Back Against Overwhelming Odds'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 10:10PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"When I start working hard on something, my whole body and soul just goes into it, with every ounce of me. … And that's what winners do. Winners keep fighting. Champions keep persevering." –Bobby Jon Drinkard, Survivor: Palau

I'm filing this dispatch to PEOPLE mere moments before I learn if I'm about to be cast on Survivor: Second Chances. Whether or not I end up being selected – I want to thank all of you who have voted for me over the past few weeks. The outpouring of support I've received has truly touched me, and I am incredibly grateful.

Now on to Wednesday's finale: Spoilers ahead.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: 'The Power Was Back in My Hands'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Blog: 'The Power Was Back in My Hands'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 02:10PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe is the Bachelorette! She charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn has begun her own journey to love.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!!! I can finally say that I, Kaitlyn Bristowe, am the Bachelorette. What a whirlwind. When Chris Harrison told me the news, of course I was excited. But the first thing that came to mind was, 'How is Britt?' I wanted to run to her and give her a huge hug and make sure she was okay. Britt is a strong woman, so I knew she would handle it well, but that's just not something anyone would want to go through. It was without a doubt the strangest mix of emotions all at once.

I did feel guilty being excited because I knew someone's feelings were hurt. But I was grateful, eager and relieved. As the excitement took over, I was sooo stoked I got to call my mom! I knew how happy she would be for me and that my whole family was probably anxious. I had just been through such a roller coaster of a night, there were so many conversations and emotions happening, I couldn't comprehend doing another cocktail party and then having my first rose ceremony. It was the longest and the best night of my life.

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My Plus-Sized Life: Tess Holliday on Challenging Perceptions of Beauty

My Plus-Sized Life: Tess Holliday on Challenging Perceptions of Beauty

Originally posted 05/20/2015 12:00PM

Tess Holliday is a size-22 social media star who's taken the fashion world by storm. Subscribe now for an inside look at how she is reinventing the word "supermodel," only in PEOPLE!

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Premiere Blog: 'Going Home Was Not an Option'

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Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette Premiere Blog: 'Going Home Was Not an Option'

Originally posted 05/19/2015 12:50PM

Kaitlyn Bristowe charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Kaitlyn hopes to begin her own journey to love as the next Bachelorette.

Well … if you would have told this edgy little gal a year ago that I would be writing a blog for PEOPLE as one of two Bachelorettes duking it out against each other for love, I would have done my fat-man laugh. I would think you were nuts, but here I am!

When I was approached with the idea of two Bachelorettes, I was definitely not jumping for joy. It was more like, pouting for hours. I thought about it for days. Why would I do this to myself? And then I realized the world I was living in. It's 2015, people are swiping and linking on Tinder, meeting online and dating on TV. So I thought to myself: Kaitlyn, this is just an incredible opportunity to meet a man you could spend the rest of your life with. Clearly whatever I've been doing in the real world isn't reeling in the best caliber of men. I had to know there could be light at the end of the tunnel. Or maybe I should say love at the end of the tunnel! There is it, ladies and gentlemen, my first cheesy line of the blog. But I mean it!

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Britt Nilsson's Bachelorette Premiere Blog: 'I Had to Try Again. How Could I Not?'

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Britt Nilsson's Bachelorette Premiere Blog: 'I Had to Try Again. How Could I Not?'

Originally posted 05/19/2015 12:50PM

Britt Nilsson charmed her way into the hearts of the Bachelor Nation – and nearly the Bachelor himself, Chris Soules, on season 19 of The Bachelor. Now Britt hopes to begin her own journey to love as the next Bachelorette.

I am still not quite sure if this is all a dream. There's a part of me that is still waiting to wake up to my life back to normal … waiting tables, sitting in traffic, talking with my girlfriends about life and love. There's another, more analytical part of me that is processing the fact that my life has definitely changed forever. No turning back.

Looking back on that first night, I was excited and honored, nervous and overwhelmed, self-conscious and confident all at the same time. I still feel all of those emotions. And while I know that everything happens for a reason, and I wasn't standing outside that mansion by mistake, I remember that I couldn't stop asking myself the same question over and over in my mind: Will I stay and find love – or leave brokenhearted?

The season before, when I was on The Bachelor, I went in open but came out broken. My intentions were pure, and my heart was ready, but, when I left the show, my character was questioned and I found myself at a loss for words as I watched. The prospect of competing for love again was, as Kaitlyn had put it, "not ideal." The fear of further rejection or misunderstanding lurked in the back of my mind – but louder than my fears, I heard a resounding "yes." Yes, this was the next step. Yes, this was where I was supposed to be. Yes, this was the chance of a lifetime to find love and happiness with a soul mate. I couldn't help but allow the excitement of that possibility to overtake me. I had to try again. How could I not?

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Inside Jason and Molly Mesnick Daughter Riley's Second Birthday (PHOTOS)

Inside Jason and Molly Mesnick Daughter Riley's Second Birthday (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 05/15/2015 07:25PM

The couple celebrated their daughter turning two with a party at ROMP in Los Angeles

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: The Alliance of Six Starts to Show Cracks | Survivor, Survivor, Stephen Fishbach

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: The Alliance of Six Starts to Show Cracks

Originally posted 05/14/2015 12:45PM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"I cannot let my guard down. You can't trust nobody now, nobody. You're playing for a million dollars. People have murdered for less than a million dollars." –Twila Tanner, Survivor: Vanuatu

On Wednesday's Survivor, we finally answered a vital question: How long will it take in a puzzle before host Jeff Probst starts telling people the answer?

One hour into the word puzzle, the contestants were exploring options like "wax," "fishin' " and "shaint" when Probst finally cracked and started throwing out softball clues.

It was a comical moment in a crazy episode. Once again, Mike won immunity. And once again the alliance of six had to turn on one of its own. This time, though, the alliance started to show real cracks.

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