We just want to take a moment to send virtual hugs and high fives to La La Anthony, who appears in this weekend’s number one film at the box office, Think Like A Man. The film, based on the book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, by Steve Harvey, stars about a million other talented people (Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Terrence J, and Meagan Good to name a few, as well as our own La La), and early estimates show that it pulled in $33 million this weekend. Not everyone can say their film debut opened at number one, so we’re psyched for La La and the film’s achievement.
T.I., La La, And La La’s Bangs Attend The Atlanta Think Like A Man Premiere
Another Day, Another Party For Think Like A Man, This Time With Emily B., Olivia, And Jennifer Williams In Attendance
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Master Matchmaker Steve Ward is back for another season of Tough Love, and each week, he’ll be giving us an exclusive look at what went down behind the scenes on the series. This week, we talked to Steve about the importance of being honest in an online profile, and how Donna’s emotions were out of hand on the hot seat.
Some of the women really didn’t have a sense of self-awareness during the online dating exercise, what did you think of how they did?
At Master Matchmakers, we have our own private dating service called out LoveLab, so we have a lot of experience with online dating, but what makes our service different is that everyone’s been interviewed and background checked and vetted. But if you look it up, there are statistics that say that eighty percent of people who do online dating lie about age, height, or weight when people are just using traditional dating sites. So you have to expect there to be a level of fabrication and a level of misrepresentation. But at the same time, there is such a thing as going too far, and I think some of the women neglected to mention some information that’s pertinent, like Tiffany, who neglected to mention she has kids. It’s important. But then you have Shalana who mentions in one breath that she’s never had a meaningful relationship and in another that she’s a single mom. That’s only going to leave men wondering. You need to be mindful about what someone’s going to insinuate after they read your profile.
How would you suggest Shalana explain her situation, because it’s true that it will raise eyebrows if you say you’re a single mom but you don’t consider the father meaningful. How can you work around that?
All we can say is “Wow” right now, after seeing some pictures of Love And Hip Hop star Somaya Reece as she attended the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this weekend.
Reece has undergone a breast reduction (which she’s been documenting in a series of video diaries — you can watch the latest one here) recently in addition to sticking to a weight loss regimen that has seriously paid off. (Not that she wasn’t beautiful before, but she looks seriously incredible right now.) What do you Love And Hip Hop fans think of her transformation??
[Photos: Somaya Reece]
This recap is going to start and end with some words to live by. Here we start with some from Drita.
This photo collage made us happy when we spotted it on Kimbella‘s Instagram today. She posted these photos of some family time in Miami with the caption “Our Family Vacation” yesterday, which looked pretty blissful. Check out a couple more pics she Tweeted below!
“Let me tell you something, I love me some Couples Therapy,” Kathy Griffin said as soon as she sat down for her interview on Big Morning Buzz Live this morning. The comedian may be a Bravo person, but she lovvves VH1 shows. “It should be longer. Have you guys thought about doing it in four hour blocks?” she joked. “I’m really pulling for Linda Bollea — formerly Hogan — and her nineteen year old gentleman-partner…they’re not hurting anybody, I’m all for it!” she said. The conversation about Couples Therapy went on for a while, so check out the clip above to hear what Kathy thinks of everyone on the show, and her other favorite shows on the network.
After his first appearance on Basketball Wives, Royce Reed‘s boyfriend Dezmon Briscoe shot out front and center because of how perfect he and Royce seemed together, but sadly, they’re actually having some issues this week. Briscoe’s ex-girlfriend (with whom he has a son) just released some “freaky” texts he allegedly sent her as recently as March, and it turns out, they were all real. Last night on Twitter, Dezmon owned up to sending the texts, though he says he never acted on any of them. He tweeted “baby mama wanna be messy so I’ll clean it up. I sent the messages she posted …To be on her good side because she has my son.” He also added “I could of handled the situation better. I’m still wrong and I wanna apologize to @Roycelr because she don’t deserve that. Love you.” Today, Royce wrote to us to reveal what really happened and how she’s coping.
OK HERE WE GO!!! AGAIN, THIS IS MY BLOG AND I SAY WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT.
When I was first asked to blog about what just happened in my life, I shunned it. Now, I realize that due to my life being an open book and my “relationship” being on national TV, I should.
One thing a lot of you don’t know about me is I’m a 100% committed to anything I put my name on. In a relationship comes humility. When I decided to do this show I vowed to be open, and honest about all aspects of my life that I could. I’m human! I don’t portray myself to be anyone I am not. I go to the grocery store in sweats and sneakers like everyone else. Because I’m on TV doesn’t mean I don’t hurt or that I don’t go through the same trials and tribulations as everyone else. We, Reality Stars, are put in a very vulnerable position when we sign up for these shows. No matter what we go through, the good, the bad, the ugly, when we walk outside we get recognized and judged. I’m not going to put on a front like I’m okay. My heart hurts.