Posts By Elizabeth Black
The weird story of Hulk Hogan and Bubba The Love Sponge‘s friendship has come to a bit of a conclusion today, as TMZ reports that the two have settled out of court over the lawsuit Hogan filed against Bubba. In it, Hogan held his friend responsible for releasing the sex tape starring Hogan and Bubba’s ex-wife, Heather Clem.
Prior to filing the suit, Hogan told VH1 that he didn’t believe Bubba had anything to do with the public release of the tape, but days later he changed his tune and submitted a claim against him. Bubba then implicated Hogan, saying Hulk was actually the one who may have released the tape. Now, as a result of the settlement, Bubba has released a statement saying “It is my belief that Hulk is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way…[I am] committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release of the tape.”
Hogan still has a $100 million suit pending against Gawker Media for releasing the tape, and seeks additional damages from Heather Clem.
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Basically what we gathered from checking out our Twitter feed this morning is that everyone and their brother dressed as Big Ang for Halloween this year. Including Ang’s brother, Stephen (pictured above center). Come to think of it, a lot of the best Ang-inspired looks were actually men in drag, and absolutely everyone nailed it, from the lips to the nails to Lil’ Louie. Here are our ten favorite Halloween homages to the larger than life lady.
Sometimes it seems like Emily and Talia can get along, and other times, they’re at each others’ throats. In this clip from tonight’s episode of Chrissy And Mr. Jones, it’s a little bit of both. The jacket line they’ve been collaborating on is almost ready and their big showing is just three days away. Everything looks great and they’re happy about that, but — there’s always a but — Emily is annoyed that Talia won’t actually let her do any hands-on work to get the samples made. You know what will make everything better though? Holding an audition for male models to wear their jackets on the runway. That would help any situation.
Chrissy And Mr. Jones airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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 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.
It was clear that a lot of people were affected by Ashleigh’s seizure this week and how serious it was, but I wanted to discuss Drewbee because it seems like of all the patients, he was actually unaffected and started to turn on the treatment process, he seemed very numb to everything from that point on.
Numb to everything, her situation, the reality of his situation, absolutely. Ashleigh’s seizure was really, really scary for everybody, it’s something you know could happen in recovery, but nonetheless, addicts don’t often give it its proper regard until they actually see it, and there’s really nothing scarier than seeing a seizure. After she received treatment and was cared for and was brought back to the facility, she wasn’t even as affected as everyone else who had to actually see what she was going through. That became a focal point for the group in recognizing the seriousness and the risks involved with their substance use and abuse. The exception to that was probably Drewbee. Read more…
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 we got into Drewbee’s constantly changing decisions, and the effect of family on the patients.
I can’t imagine how freaked out everyone must have been to witness Ashleigh’s seizure, that’s a frightening thing to witness.
It is. There’s a part of you that feels so powerless as it’s happening, and medically when we started this season, Dr. Drew has evaluated all the patients and when he evaluated Ashleigh, he was like “She’s going to have a seizure within two weeks.” So thankfully we were prepared, but you never know when it’s going to hit, and there she is at the dog park and boom, it happened. I’m really glad Bob and Shelly were there, I mean, someone is always around the group, but she was in really good hands and they knew how to calm the situation, it was so intense for everyone. When they came back and they all are talking about what happened, I think it’s really good that they were communicative and able to express what they feel, and it was Michael who said “That was so scary, I was so scared,” and I said “Good, the disease should scare you once you start getting sober.” It’s a good, healthy scare, due to the fact that Ashleigh is okay. It was an eye-opener for them to see what drugs and alcohol do and what the consequences are. Read more…
Here at the VH1 blog, we aren’t really in the meteorology business. (Something about a hurricane hitting New York this week?) But occasionally, our celebs are. Last summer, Big Morning Buzz Live star Dhani Jones tweeted a photo of a New York thunderstorm that blew up the internet, and tonight, Styled By June star June Ambrose took this pic of the impending doom and gloom that is about to strike, now that Hurricane Sandy is traveling toward the Northeast. “Frankenstorm is almost here! Let us Pray,” she writes. Somehow, even the Frankenstorm looks cool when she gets her hands on it.
Tiny Harris is on the cover of Rolling Out this month, and in her spread, she discusses everything from family life to business to her marriage to T.I. First, she starts things off adorably by discussing what it was like to be called “Mrs. Harris” for the first time. “I was kind of like ‘damn, that’s me,’” she says. “I felt like a lucky lady and I love it every time I hear it. It just does something to me…it sends a signal to my body and tells me to jump all over him whenever possible.”
She also mentions that variety is the spice of life, or at least the spice necessary in the bedroom. “You have to try new things and be open and talk about things that you’re interested in. You also have to talk about things that he’s interested in and see if you guys can come to a happy medium, and just get wild…that brings a little something extra to the bedroom.” We always joke that Tiny can never seem to keep her hands off T.I., and if we were her, we wouldn’t be able to either. Nice to know they work hard to keep things exciting, though.
For more about Tiny’s business and family insight, you can read the full Rolling Out article right here.
Shekinah is “tired of being fat” so she hits up a plastic surgeon to see about getting some lipo this week on T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle. She’s excited at the idea of having her fat removed so she can become a “bad b—h,” but, hello, wasn’t she one already? The only problem with this surgery is that it requires a significant recovery period and six weeks of no sex. The only reaction Shekinah can muster when she hears that? “Whoa.” So will she end up getting the surgery? Find out when T.I. And Tiny airs this Monday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Basketball Wives L.A. star Draya Michele was in Brooklyn earlier this week to sell her new Brooklyn Nets shoe line, but she wasn’t all business while she was here. Check out our Pic Of The day featuring Draya and her “gurl crush,” rapper Diamond, who you might know from being a cause of some drama for her ex, Lil Scrappy, on last season of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta.