Archives: November 2012

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Jackie’s Fashion Show: Love It Or Hate It?

Jackie Christie Runway Show

Call her what you will (Tacky Jackie, Wacky Jackie, Ms. Christie if you’re nasty), but Jackie Christie has a unique sense of style that her co-stars have commented on to no end on Basketball Wives L.A. — sometimes fairly, sometimes not.

On this week’s episode, Jackie took her clothing line to New York Fashion Week and shocked the ladies with how un-tacky her designs were, however, and they all walked the runway in her clothes. Now that you’ve seen what Jackie can do, take a closer look at all of her designs and tell us what you think in our poll, do you love her designs, or are her duds a dud?

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VH1 Prepares For Casting And Production On TLC Biopic

Last year, we announced the exciting news that VH1 would be developing a biopic feature about the rise of TLC, and at long last, the film is heading into production. Casting has begun to find the perfect T-Boz, Chilli, and Left Eye for the film, and principal photography is set to begin on the network’s first ever scripted TV movie in 2013. (Have any dream picks for the cast? We’d love to hear what your thoughts are, and check out what our pals at VH1’s Tuner site have to say about their fantasy cast, too.) Read on for more details on the film.


Feature Is First in a Series of Scripted Music-Focused TV Movies to Air on VH1

Principal Photography Scheduled to Commence Early 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 26th, 2012 – VH1 is casting the roles of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, for a full-length TV movie based on the celebrated pop/ hip hop/ R&B group TLC. With a script by acclaimed screenwriter Kate Lanier (“What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Set it Off,” “Beauty Shop”), the untitled film is slated to begin shooting in early 2013. Read more…

by (@lizburrito)

Back ON: The Saga Of Joseline And Steebie Continues

Stevie Joseline Back Together
Last night, half the world (at least the world we inhabit) was busy watching Liz And Dick on Lifetime, but we decided to avoid that train wreck and instead concentrate on that other never-ending saga known as the relationship of Joseline and Stevie J.
Last week it looked like the pair might be over for good, after Joseline posted a series of tweets condemning Steebie’s behavior and treatment of her and saying “I’m done with the madness, my career comes first.” She and her “daddy” exchanged some heated words and it sounded like the end of an era. But no. Last night, she posted several photos and tweets about her night with Stevie in New York City — judging from the shot above, they’re very much back together. Read more…

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Basketball Wives L.A. Episode 12 Sneak Peek: Jackie’s Fashion Show

This week on Basketball Wives L.A. the world will get a glimpse of Jackie Christie‘s fashion design skills. Will her clothing line be a hit with the girls though? Actually, yes! “At first glance, you look at Jackie and she is Tacky Jackie. But then she creates these nice, beautiful clothes, and it’s like, wow, that’s really nice. Jackie, I didn’t know you had this other side to you,” Draya explains. Watch the sneak peek from tonight’s episode and judge for yourself. Basketball Wives L.A. airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Pic Of The Day: Basketball Wives That Pray Together Stay Together

Draya Evelyn Church Pic

Two things about this photo: Number one, it’s a shot of Basketball Wives stars Evelyn Lozada and Draya Michele attending church together, which is kind of awesome in itself, seeing these two ladies hanging out. Number two, we totally thought it was Draya and Malaysia at first, with Ev’s new dark hair and glasses, but we’re loving her latest makeover. Draya posted the shot to her Instagram this morning and we have to say these ladies are making us rethink our church-going style, we might need to step up our game.

[Photo: Instagram]

by (@lizburrito)

Throwback Thursday: Nicole Murphy Gives Thanks For Her Family

Nicole Murphy Throwback Thursday
In honor of Throwback Thursday, the VH1 Blog will be showcasing some of the most retro, often embarrassing, always cute photos of our favorite VH1 stars. This week we found an adorable shot of Hollywood Exes star Nicole Murphy posing with her dad back in the day and thought there’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with an adorable family photo like this one. Happy Holidays!

[Photo: Twitter]

by (@lizburrito)

Marrying The Game Episode 3 Sneak Peek: The Rules Of Engagement

“A real man…he don’t wanna be at no wedding planner’s office,” Game explains in this clip from Monday night’s Marrying The Game. Unfortunately, Tiffney has brought him to visit their planner, Christie Rose, to discuss a few minor details of the ceremony, a visit in which we learn that he would love it if Tiffney walked down the aisle to the tune of “Don’t Drop That (Dun Dun Dun).” Makes you wonder if these two have ever been on the same page about anything, ever.

Marrying The Game airs Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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Alex McCord Recaps Couples Therapy Episode 9: At What Point Do You Pull The Plug?

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.

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone…this year more than ever I am thankful for my family, and have to extend that thanks to Dr. Jenn and her team for giving us tools to make our family life better. Now, onto the episode, and Simon’s take is on his blog here.

As much as I like Shayne, I wanted to hold her upside-down by the ankles and slap her repeatedly this week. Then, I took a moment to think about her background. She came from a family of actors and entertainers, most if not all of whom are over-the-top personalities. Maybe in order to get any attention at all, she had to top their actions. That would explain the operatic crying, the melodramatic reaction to Nik’s surprise date and her tantrums. I was glad to see she made the effort to reconnect with her husband, but also found myself wondering how long it will last.

Tiny and JoJo broke my heart again this week. At first I was thrilled to see Tiny stand up for herself and confront JoJo — we saw her struggle with that almost the entire time we were in therapy. It was so scary to see JoJo’s reaction to her — I cannot emphasize enough that he didn’t show us that side of him around the house. He morphed into a different person, someone I certainly wouldn’t want to be around. His reaction to Tiny probably came from fear and helplessness, but manifested as cold, uncaring dismissal of her and everything they have together. It all boils down to a simple choice: does Tiny want to continue to feed her best to his worst? At what point do you pull the plug?

Doug seems to just not be able to help himself when it comes to the women in his life. Without knowing it, he used Courtney to cut the cord with his mother, which given all we heard about her in those three weeks was probably a good thing. Yet the tool he used to find freedom might break his heart again, as Courtney matures and finds out what she wants from life. The cynical side of me thinks that she’s not going to want to keep him around; however, even if she does ultimately choose him, the road to that choice is going to be frustrating and painful.

I was completely bowled over when we spent an evening with Eddie and Norma Kennedy. Hearing the story of losing their daughter to cancer, the striking parallel to the lyrics written by Doug Johnson and how they have moved forward as a couple was profoundly moving. I can imagine how easy it might have been to withdraw, to succumb to the depression both the Kennedys must have felt after Sara’s death. That they reached out for comfort from each other, rather than searching inward fruitlessly, is an example I want to follow. It’s very easy when times are tough, when you get to the “worse” part of for better or for worse, to try to fix things yourself, to retreat and take all the responsibility on your own back. While it might seem like a show of strength to do that, really it’s taking something away from your partner. When speaking publicly in the past about Simon’s and my marriage, I’ve often said that it’s like a relay race and we pass the baton to each other. Maybe it’s time we jog side by side for a while.

For more information on the Kennedy’s foundation, visit And if you’d like to know what else we’re up to in real time please follow us on Twitter@SimonvanKempen @McCordAlex as well as onFacebook. For more on us and our family see ourwebsite. Until next week…have a great holiday!!