Archives Friday, February 17, 2012

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Basketball Wives Profile: Shaunie O’Neal Discusses Her Love Life and How She Enjoys Spoiling Her Kids


The matriarch, if you will, of Basketball Wives, Shaunie O’Neal, may have created the show, but she says she’s still surprised by some of the things her fellow cast mates do, especially at reunions. “Things come out of people and I’m like ‘What? I never saw that side of you!’” Shaunie tells us.

Shaunie also opens up about her personal life in this exclusive interview, talking about her boyfriend and her kids. “Yes, Marlon is still around, we’re kickin’ it,” she tells us. Watch the entire clip above and learn all about Shaunie before the big season premiere of Basketball Wives on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Celebrity Rehab Star Seth Binzer Arrested For Drug Possession

When VH1 last caught up with Seth “Shifty Shellshock” Binzer, it was back in November when he appeared on Celebrity Rehab Revisited. At the time, he was seventy six days sober, and Bob Forrest said of his progress, “I don’t think he’s ever been doing this well, this centered.” Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that Binzer was arrested last night for possession of rock cocaine in Los Angeles, so he’s wavered a bit from that centered, stable Seth we saw a few months ago. TMZ reports that Binzer and his girlfriend had an argument that appears to have turned violent inside a store, and when a shopkeeper called the police, the drugs were found and he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. As of this morning, he was still in police custody.

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Tami Roman On Big Morning Buzz Live: The Only Side She’s On Is “Team Tami”


The fabulous Tami Roman was on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live today to discuss her short film, The Tombs, and of course, the season premiere of Basketball Wives, which is Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In the oh-so-dramatic season-opener, the friction between Jennifer and Evelyn grows, and Tami finds herself in the middle of it, so BMBL host Carrie Keagan asks, “Do you have a side?” The answer: “Oh, I’m Team Tami.”

“I kind of mind my business unless it pertains to me,” Tami says. “So I like them both and I’m still friends with them both even though they’re in the middle of conflict.” For more with Tami, watch the whole clip above, which also includes her thoughts on Gloria Govan‘s relationship with her on-again beau Matt Barnes.
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Evelyn Lozada Talks About Her Miami Style And Her Plans For The Future


When I visited Miami recently, I got the opportunity to hang out during the filming of a scene from Basketball Wives featuring Evelyn Lozada and Suzie Ketcham. (I may have even walked past a camera, so fingers crossed I’ll get an onscreen debut this season.) After her scene was over, I sat with Evelyn for a few minutes to grab some photos and talk to her about her crazy, busy schedule these days. Up until two weeks ago, Evelyn was shuttling back and forth between Miami and Massachusetts to maximize the amount of time she spends with fiance Chad Ochocinco, and while he might be in the off-season now, Evelyn’s fourth season of Basketball Wives is only just getting started. Here’s our chat, along with some great photos of Ev from that day.
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Basketball Wives Profile: Tami Roman Says That “Life Without Meeka Is Grand”


Tami Roman is insanely busy these days. Not only is she working as a film producer and television host (and television star, of course), as most of you know she’s got her own hair weave line called Curls By Roman that just launched this year, too. Being a hair mogul is pretty fierce though, from the sound of it. “It’s very competitive,” Tami told us in this profile. “The hair game is like, whooo, when you see things like the hair battles and all that stuff, it is really real. I’m just selling hair and people are coming at me from all angles trying to find out where I get my hair, you’ll never know.” Another thing we’ll never know? Who her man is. She’s keeping that info close to her vest for as long as she can. Watch to hear Tami talk about those topics, plus the other subject everyone always brings up: Meeka. It’s worth a watch if only to hear her say “Life without Meeka is grand.”
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Today Is Your Last Chance To Win A Signed Copy Of Karen Gravano’s Mob Daughter


All this week, the VH1 Blog will be giving away five signed copies of Mob Wives cast member Karen Gravano’s memoir Mob Daughter. Each day this week, we have been publishing one trivia question, and today is the last day to play. All you have to do is simply send the correct answer along with the information outlined below to this email address: MobWivesGiveaway@Vh1.com. The winner, who will be chosen at random, will receive a signed copy of the book, which came out on February 14.

The final question of the week is: What’s the name of the person who got involved in Karen and Drita’s fight at Renee’s party and was alleged to have hit Ramona? (To re-watch footage of the fight and find out the answer, click here.)

To Enter: Send an email to MobWivesGiveaway@Vh1.com with (a) the correct answer of the applicable Question of the Day, (b) your full legal name, (c) mailing address, (d) date of birth and (e) copy and paste the statement below in bold exactly as it appears in order to agree and acknowledge that you have accepted these Official Rules and the terms of VH1.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

“By sending this email, I accept and agree to: (1) the Official Rules of the VH1 Blog – “‘Mob Daughter’ Book Giveaway” and (2) vh1.com’s Terms of Use (http://www.vh1.com/interact/terms/) and Privacy Policy (http://www.vh1.com/interact/terms/privacy.jhtml).”

AN EMAIL IS INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN OFFICIAL ENTRY UNLESS ENTRANT HAS AGREED TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND VH1.COM’S PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE. A complete list of the official giveaway rules can be found here.

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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 2/17/12: A Mob Daughter Book Party, Gloria Govan Gets Cozy With Her Ex

  • Basketball Wives star Laura Govan graces the cover of BE Magazine and says she’s “over” Jackie Christie‘s drama, though she also explains “Just because I don’t hang with you in real life or don’t care to be friends with a person doesn’t mean I hate them.” [BE Magazine]
  • Speaking of Govan sisters, Gloria was spotted at Drake‘s Grammy party with her ex(?) Matt Barnes. Holding hands, so they’re not quite exes at the moment…[Necole Bitchie]
  • T.I. certainly knows how to treat his lady. Tiny posted pictures of her Valentine’s Day gifts from her husband, including dozens of roses, bouquets, jewelry and dinner. [TheYBF]
  • More drama between T.O., Mo, and Kita. The ladies discuss their drama and T.O.’s appearance on Wendy Williams and empathize with him but don’t appreciate how he appears to be throwing them under the bus. [Bossip]
  • Looks like Karen Gravano‘s book release party for Mob Daughter was pretty fun! Check out the pics. [MobWives.Blogspot]
  • Big Ang and Erica Mena have four things in common, and they’re all in this photo. [Instagram]
  • June Ambrose, star of the upcoming Styled By June talks about her style favorites and her new eyewear and fashion lines. [TheYBF]
  • [Photo: BE Magazine]

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    Stevie TV Will Premiere On March 4 At 11PM

    Chances are, if you’ve ever browsed the Internet looking for comedy, you’ve probably come across Stevie Ryan and her impersonations of famous and infamous celebrities. We’re excited to announce Ryan is bringing her comedic sensibilities to VH1 starting on March 4 when Stevie TV premieres at 11 p.m. ET/PT. For more information about the show and some stills featuring Stevie as Kim Kardashian, Deena from Jersey Shore, and Lady Gaga, read on.

    Ever wonder what would happen if the “Millionaire Matchmaker” had to pair up orphans with foster parents or J Lo really went back to “the block” to see her old friends or the Jersey Shore‘s Deena gave girls advice about when to “smush”? Viewers are about to find out in VH1′s new ultimate pop-culture, sketch comedy mash- up series “Stevie TV.”

    Through comedic sketches, “Stevie TV” will take a humorous and satirical look at pop-culture events and moments from hit reality shows as well as the social blunders of celebrities and politicians. The new series is created, executive produced, co-written and hosted by funny lady Stevie Ryan who was discovered through web videos featuring her dead-on impersonations of some of today’s hottest personalities. Her impressions include Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kendra Wilkinson, Lady GaGa and even VH1′s own stars like the “Mob Wives” and Audrina Patridge. Whether they are grabbing headlines, trending on Twitter or just capturing America’s attention, no one is off limits for Stevie’s chameleon-like talent. “Stevie TV” premieres Sunday, March 4th at 11PM ET/PT.

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    [Photos: Brandon Hickman]