Archives: October 2012

by (@lizburrito)

T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle Episode 7 Sneak Peek: The Harris Family Fitness Challenge

The Harris family loves junk food. So what’s a dad with six hungry Cookie Monsters to do when he sees them all gobbling sweets for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner)? Challenge them, of course. Shekinah’s not even part of the family, but when she hears about it, her first reaction is “NO.”

“You will be healthy! Fitness is upon you all,” Tip tells them when he announces that he’s giving everyone a week to get in shape. This is probably going to be one whiny week.

T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle airs Monday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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by (@lizburrito)

Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta Star Erica Dixon Works It In A New Photo Spread

Erica Dixon Photo Shoot

The future Mrs. Lil Scrappy, Erica Dixon, has tweeted about her plans to get her modeling career going, and judging from these new shots, this woman is going to have a long, successful career ahead of her. The Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta star posed for Atlanta photographer Derek Blanks and the results are nothing short of stunning. Take a peek at a couple of shots of Erica here, and head over to for a full gallery of Erica looking absolutely gorgeous. Read more…

by (@lizburrito)

Alex McCord Recaps Episode One Of Couples Therapy: This Was Not Supposed To Be About Putting On A Show

Alex Simon Couples Therapy Recap
This season on Couples Therapy, there’s a lot of drama in the house thanks to the incredibly diverse and occasionally divisive personalities that have been cast. One couple, reality veterans Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord, have offered to review and recap each episode of the season to tell us the truth about the way things really were and what they think of the therapy process. This week, Alex weighs in.

I’m trying to think of a witty opening line welcoming our amazing followers to a new show and network, but I didn’t sleep last night and I’ve got nothing, so let’s just get to it…

I don’t think Simon or I knew what to expect from this experience; both of us came in with skepticism and a whole Kevlar suit of self-protection. I’ll let him speak for himself though on his own blog and give you my thoughts.

The day we arrived in the house, another Housewives divorce had been announced. For the previous four years we’d been dealing with shadow personalities created for us in an editing suite based on a collage of soundbites pulled at random. Was it really us? Yes and no…timing and context can really change meaning. There was enough “no” to stress us out to a breaking point. We had to turn our professional lives and careers completely inside out, and we started taking it out on each other. In an effort to protect each other and our children from the aftermath, we were taking bigger and bigger bites out of each other, and you can only do that for so long before you bleed to death. What we have is truly worth fighting for — I want to spend as many years as I have left with my best friend, Simon. Hence, therapy. Yes, it’s on TV. So what? If TV helped us make the mess, why not let TV help clean it up? Read more…

by (@lizburrito)

Head To Toe, Couples-Style, With Alex McCord And Simon van Kempen

Alex McCord Simon van Kempen Head To Toe Style
Style is something Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen have become known for, and the veteran reality stars truly know how to complement one another in the fashion department. During a recent trip to the VH1 offices to promote their new show, Couples Therapy, we grabbed a few shots of them and asked them to tell us a little bit about their wardrobe. Known for their Brooklyn roots and eclectic taste, their fashion choices were no different, running from Dior and Cavalli to thrift shop bargains. And, God love her, Alex’s boots are older than her children. That’s my kind of lady. Check out all of our glamour shots below.

Couples Therapy airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

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by (@lizburrito)

Dr. Jenn Berman On Episode 1 Of Couples Therapy: Cutting Through The Bulls—

Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy seeks to repair the relationships of couples who have spent significant time in the spotlight, and season two is going to bring the drama in ways that season one never dreamed. Already in the first episode, the focus is on Courtney Stodden, age 17, and Doug Hutchison, age 52, whose thirty-five year age gap has the rest of the new cast pretty much disgusted and distracted. I spoke to Dr. Jenn Berman about her own reservations in bringing Courtney on the show and potentially contributing to the exploitation of a minor while also making sure that the rest of the group received proper care. Here’s the first in our weekly chats with Dr. Jenn.

I feel like my line of questioning for episode one might skew a little Courtney and Doug-heavy, but I have to ask about them first because they definitely held a lot of focus this episode. Were you concerned that they would steal focus throughout the process?

Their influence in the house was very much felt in the first episode, so it makes sense that they’re especially on your mind.

Just seeing the way they interacted with the rest of the cast almost felt disruptive to start, because everyone seemed to get off on the wrong foot with them.

Well, just to back up, initially I was very concerned about the dynamics of them, but I felt very uneasy and uncomfortable working with them given that she was 16 when they married and he was 50, I was really concerned about potentially exploiting her and contributing to that. It’s something I talk about a lot with them just in terms of my own struggles with them, and at one point, you’ll see this coming up, I said to them that my greatest reservation in working with you two is that I don’t want to contribute to the exploitation of a minor and if I feel at any point that I am, I’m going to ask you to leave. Ultimately, the conclusion that I came to was that this is a legally married couple that genuinely has marital issues and that those issues have to be addressed for the sake of their future and tier marriage, and I felt that I could do it in good conscience. It took me a while to get there and you’ll me struggling with that throughout the season. Read more…

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The Top 5 Most Dramatic Moment of Couples Therapy Season 2 Premiere

Couples Therapy Season 2 Premiere - Courtney Stodden & Doug Hutchinson

This season on Couples Therapy, Dr. Jenn Berman helps the entertainment industry’s most infamous couples break through the drama associated with living in the public sphere. Together, they examine the complicated dynamics that relationships face, while working together, as a group, to learn from one another and leave with the tools needed for long term success. Any group therapy scenario is prone to drama, but even more so when celebrities are involved. Check out the five most dramatic moments of this week’s episode! Read more…

by (@lizburrito)

Jennifer Gimenez Talks Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 4: Part Of The Grieving Process

Jennifer Gimenez Rehab With Dr. Drew
Each week after Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that went down in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to our friend Jennifer Gimenez, the resident technician at the facility who had battled demons on her own, and she offered up her insight and some behind-the-scenes details for this episode. Tonight we discuss Erika’s false positive drug test, Ashleigh’s agitation toward the rest of the group, and Jasmen’s need for family support. Read more…

by (@lizburrito)

Dr. John Sharp Discusses Rehab With Dr. Drew Episode 4: “Anything You Put Ahead Of Recovery, You Lose”

Each week on Rehab With Dr. Drew, we’ll be talking to some of the staff on hand at the Pasadena Recovery Center to find out everything that happened in front of and behind the camera with this season’s group of patients. This week we spoke to Dr. John Sharp, who appeared last season on Celebrity Rehab and was this season’s Associate Medical Director, Psychiatrist on Call, and Director of Aftercare for the program. Dr. Sharp worked closely with the patients to make sure they remained stable and successful throughout the recovery process.

We talked about this a little bit last week about how somebody in Hollywood – it seems like Hollywood could be to blame for their issues or it’s easy to just correlate one to the other, but when you actually get the full story of why somebody – like in this particular episode, Eric, when we find about the trauma of his mom and his brother leaving. Something like that isn’t necessarily on the surface for a celebrity.

Right, and it’s not something that he in any way contributed to or brought about. In contrast say last week, we spent a lot of time looking at Erika and you can say “Well, she’s a young girl who is living in Hollywood, who chose to hang out there, who chose to be with a guy there, you can sort of see some predictable troubles develop.” Not that she wanted all those troubles or deserves them either, but when you focus like we’re about to on Eric and you see someone who is really far removed from anything typical of Hollywood or the things that we’ve dealt with in the past. Read more…

by (@lizburrito)

Hear The Story Of How T.I. Helped Save Scott Stapp’s Life

We’ve all heard about the times when Tom Cruise or Prince William intervened and save the lives of random folks, but we had no idea T.I. was a hero too. And the life he saved was none other than Creed frontman Scott Stapp‘s. Stapp joined Carrie Keagan on Big Morning Buzz Live today to promote his new memoir Sinner’s Creed and he tells the scary tale of attempting suicide in Miami, only to be rescued by T.I., whom he refers to as his “guardian angel.” Watch the clip above to hear Scott tell the tale of how the two met and how Tip’s fateful trip to Miami saved Scott.
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