Archives: September 2012

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Dr. Drew Is A Huge Mob Wives Fan, And Other Things We Learned From His Appearance On Big Morning Buzz Live

Here’s something we never would have imagined: Dr. Drew hanging out with Big Ang at the Drunken Monkey. But the man is such a Mob Wives fan, that he wants to make it happen, or so he said on today’s episode of Big Morning Buzz Live. For some reason it makes us laugh to imagine him even watching Mob Wives, let alone hanging out in their digs on Staten Island, but it’s true, he loves his tough ladies. “My wife met Drita at the VMAs the other night and that was the highlight of the night for her,” he told host Carrie Keagan.

Dr. Drew also gave Keagan the lowdown on the new season of Rehab With Dr. Drew which premieres this Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “We’re doing real people now,” he says. “Everyday folks. Because that’s who addiction affects. It doesn’t just affect celebrities, it affects everybody, and it’s what I do normally in my day-in, day-out life, treat regular people.” And as for how this show is different from Celebrity Rehab, he says that this one’s a lot grittier and shows a lot more of the recovery process. “Some of the shenanigans the celebrities got into made for good television, but it wasn’t what we wanted to show, which was the treatment.”

Further into the interview, Drew discusses the passing of his patient Rodney King, the drug testing controversy faced by Lance Armstrong, and his concern for Lindsay Lohan — watch the whole clip, because no topic is untouched in this segment. Read more…

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Big Morning Buzz Live Host Carrie Keagan Named One Of New York’s Most Stylish

Carrie Keagan Us Weekly's 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers
Carrie Keagan might be most recognizable for her hosting gig here on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, but did you know she’s also a style maven? The blonde actress and TV personality was just named by US Weekly as one of their 25 most stylish New Yorkers of 2012, and we can’t think of anyone (or any closet) more deserving.

Keagan cites Alexander McQueen, Catherine Malandrino, Rag and Bone, Versace and Dior as her favorite designers and says that her style is best described as “Classy and sassy with a touch of sexy edginess.” In case you’re not already a fan of the Buzz Facebook page, you can also get a daily breakdown of all her outfits there. Carrie, you know what this means now, right? We’re officially coming to raid your closet, so you better be on guard.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Basketball Wives L.A. Episode 2 Sneak Peek: Waiting For Jackie To Speak First

It’s safe to say that no one is excited to see Jackie Christie pop up at Gloria‘s house on this week’s episode of Basketball Wives L.A., which is why they all start insulting her and wondering which personality will come out today. The old Jackie might have lashed out and gotten defensive, and the new Jackie…well, she’s still defensive, but at least she’s kind of apologetic. “It takes a strong woman and I’m trying to swallow my pride, not yell, not scream, not get aggressive, and just talk to you guys,” Jackie tells them. “This is your apology? You’re f—ing it up,” Draya asks in disbelief. So will they work it out and allow the sisterhood to prevail, or will Wacky Jackie remain on the outs? Tune in Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT to find out.

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Throwback Thursday Pic: Royce Reed’s First Day Of School

Royce Reed First Day Of School Basketball Wives

We’ve got a new feature here on the VH1 Blog in honor of Throwback Thursday, and it involves some of the most retro, often embarrassing, always cute photos of our favorite VH1 stars. This week’s throwback photo comes courtesy of Basketball Wives star Royce Reed, who sent us her first day of school photo from eighth grade. That vest! The backpack and purse! We couldn’t love this picture any more than we already do.

[Photo: Royce Reed]

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Dr. Drew On The Today Show: “Addiction Is The Medical Problem Of Our Time”

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Dr. Drew Pinsky will be making the rounds this week to promote Rehab With Dr. Drew, premiering on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and this morning he kicked the press tour off with a stop at The Today Show. He was joined by the mother of one of his new patients on the series, Denise Mariano, whose son Michael‘s heroin habit was up to 40 bags a day before he received Drew’s help.

In the clip above, Dr. Drew explains that the treatment process for “normal” people is no different than the methods he employs for celebrities. And while celebs are used to the spotlight, these non-famous patients were also okay with showing their recovery off to the world. As Mariano says, she wasn’t hesitant for her son to get help in a televised setting either. “I’m okay with it,” she says. “If he can save a life out there, I’m on board.”

“Addiction…is the medical problem of our time,” Dr. Drew explains, and pills are often the gateway drug (or the main drug of choice) for addicts. “Pills are the main way people get hurt today.” But with his help, this new cast on Rehab is in good hands. Tune in on Sunday night to meet them all.
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Hollywood Exes Renewed For A Second Season, Adds Daphne Wayans To The Cast

Hollywood Exes Season Two
Hollywood Exes may have just ended its first season, but due to the overwhelming viewer response to the show, we’re bringing it back for season two in 2013. The show, featuring five ex-wives of Hollywood A-listers, made the “women behind the men” household names themselves, and for good reason. All five women, Nicole Murphy, Mayte Garcia, Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, and Andrea Kelly, will return to the show, and a new cast member Daphne Wayans (ex-wife of Keenan Ivory Wayans) will also be added to the mix. Read our official press release about the show’s return below.


Daphne Wayans Joins Cast as Newest Member of the Real Ex-Wives Club Featuring Nicole Murphy, Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia and Andrea Kelly

NEW YORK (September 12, 2012) – VH1 has greenlit a second season of the hit docu-drama series, “Hollywood Exes.” The network’s most famous A-list exes were a hit with VH1 viewers this season averaging 1.5 million viewers during premiere plus first encore each Wednesday night. Additionally, the “Hollywood Exes” have helped carve out Wednesday as a new must-see night for VH1 viewers: Wednesday’s ratings for the network are up +108% from the same time period last year. The second season of “Hollywood Exes” is set to premiere in 2013. Read more…

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A Pre-Season Chat: Rehab With Dr. Drew Star Jennifer Gimenez Is All About Dreaming Big

Jennifer Gimenez Rehab With Dr. Drew

For the past couple of seasons on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, and now Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ve had a weekly chat with Pasadena Recovery Center resident technician Jennifer Gimenez, who often gives us inside details and incredible insight into the show. An actress and former addict herself, Jennifer splits her time between her appearances on Rehab, a stint as an occasional guest on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, an author, a talk show host, and somehow she also still finds time to act, although she tells us it was hard road back to Hollywood. Before we get into the nitty gritty of Rehab next week, here’s our talk where she tells me everything she’s been up to and how she’s basically a testament to the power of “dreaming big.” Rehab With Dr. Drew premieres Sunday, September 16.

You have a lot of stuff beyond just Rehab happening for you these days, can you walk me through what you’ve been through since last season?

Since last year since the show ended, I didn’t realize so much change was about to occur. I remember last January 2011 I was like “God, I’m so tired of being stuck,” and I just felt like I was stuck in my life. And I went “I’m ready for you to change this,” and I didn’t realize you better be careful what you pray for. I really didn’t realize that it was going to be like I was going to lose everything yet gain more foundation and more of me through that experience. One of of the things I wanted to do in my recovery was to rent a room and then move into my own my own place and do all that stuff, but I ended up moving in with my best friend Brandy, who’s on the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. So then I was like going down red carpets and people were like “What’s your next project?” and I was like “I’m acting again,” and it was funny because there wasn’t an agent’s assistant of an assistant of an assistant that would let me go into the door of an agency , and they were like “You’re just a reality girl,” kind of thing and “Your kind of acting career is over,” “You’ve already done that,” and I just kept saying “Nope, I’m acting again.” And people would ask “What’s the project?” and I’m like “I’m just acting!” I was doing CNN and Headline News with Dr. Drew’s show, but they told me in recovery “Dream big!” And I did, and I finally got an agency. Read more…

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Imani Showalter Tweets About Why She’s Not Returning To Basketball Wives L.A.

Imani Showalter Not Returning To Basketball Wives LA

You may have noticed last night during the season premiere of Basketball Wives L.A. that one cast member was missing. Imani Showalter will not be returning to season two, and when fans started noticing her absence, she took to Twitter to explain why she chose not to return. She wrote “Hey tweeps! Y’all so sweet! Thanks for all the love. I decided that BBW was not my lane but please support all my girls this season.? them” and then later explained that she moved back to New York to enjoy her “real life instead of reality life.” (See the rest of her Tweets below.) We totally understand, but we’ll miss you this season, Imani! Read more…

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VH1’s Stylish Stars Love Fashion Week

Yesterday we mentioned that the ladies of Basketball Wives L.A. were in New York City to walk in Jackie Christie’s runway show at Fashion Week, but they’re not the only VH1 stars to grace the tents. Everyone from Somaya Reece to June Ambrose (who brought her adorable daughter to all the shows) took in the stylish scene, and we have some shots of all of them looking gorgeous. Check them out right here.

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