Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Theater Nerd Alert! Les Miz Lovers Alex McCord And Simon van Kempen Sing “Master Of The House” To Us, We Can Die Now


We’re pretty nerdy over here at the VH1 Blog, and by that we mean that we geek out over things like the Les Miserables First Look video that was released back in September and we might have cried while watching it. Luckily, we have some kindred spirits in Couples Therapy stars Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord, who are self-proclaimed “theater queens” and have talked on Twitter at length about how much they love the musical. When they were in the VH1 office recently, I asked about their love for Les Miz and asked which roles they’d love to play themselves. And that’s when it got real. Because after a tiny bit of coaxing, we actually got Alex to sing a few bars from “Master of the House” once she realized her perfect role would be Madame Thenardier. I dreamed a dream, and it was this video.

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T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle Episode 9 Sneak Peek: Snowball Is Dead


T.I. has a rough job in this week’s episode of The Family Hustle. See, King‘s pet, Snowball, who he loved dearly, has gone to that big hamster wheel in the sky, and Tip has to tell his son the sad truth. In our sneak peek, watch him as he tries to deliver the news that Snowball is dead, and then tune in when the full episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle airs Monday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Renee Graziano Checks Into Rehab

Renee Graziano Checks Into Rehab
The New York Post reports today that Mob Wives star Renee Graziano has checked herself into rehab. She has been admitted to a 30-day center, Transitions in Miami, following an incredibly tumultuous year.

Graziano’s rep released a statement saying that the decision to head to rehab was more a preventive measure than anything, explaining “Although Renee Graziano has been admitted to a rehabilitation center, it is not for any current drug or alcohol use of any kind. Her choice to enter rehab was made entirely on her own. She has made this decision for the betterment of her son AJ [Pagan]‘s life, as well as to improve her physical, mental and spiritual health.” Season three of Mob Wives is currently filming and will feature Graziano’s treatment. After the jump, check out all of Renee’s recent tweets about her decision to seek help.
[Photo: Getty Images]
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Our Favorite VH1 Show Clips In Honor Of Spirit Day

It’s GLAAD Spirit Day today, and we here at Viacom are huge supporters of the anti-bullying campaign that lends its support to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. On so many of our shows, we strive to not only prove that everyone goes through similar struggles, but we’ve definitely tried to shine a light on people who are working every day to educate and inspire our viewers.

In honor of this important day, we pulled together our favorite clips from the past year that show off some of the most powerful moments that honor Spirit Day. If you only watch one, we beg you to check out the clip above which was featured on season one of Couples Therapy, in which young Jonah Lowry, a gay, bullied teen, tells his story, which nearly drove him to suicide, to the cast. After the jump, watch a few more clips from Single Ladies, La La’s Full Court Life, and Basketball Wives L.A. Read more…

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Couples Therapy Episode 4 Sneak Peek: Downward Facing Doug

Who knew couples yoga could be so UNrelaxing? In this sneak peek from a special Sunday night episode of Couples Therapy, the whole group gets to engage in what’s supposed to be a bonding, fun exercise, but when Doug leaves abruptly because he’s upset that Courtney isn’t there (due to those pesky child labor laws that won’t allow her to be on set all day), things get tense. It leads to a fight with Shayne and some crying, actually.

Watch the emotional sneak and tune in when Couples Therapy airs on a special night and time, this Sunday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Basketball Wives L.A. Episode 7 Sneak Peek: I Can’t Stand It

Jackie is preparing for her umpteenth wedding, and she’s frantically getting the rehearsal together and hoping that her bridal party shows. Luckily, some of them do. When Malaysia gets there, in spite of the frazzled state Jackie is in, she lets her know that she’s not at all happy with how she’s been treated lately and that she feels like Bambi‘s inclusion in the wedding party (Bambi, who Jackie has known for two hours) basically means that anyone could be a part of the wedding party. When Jackie apologizes and tells Malaysia how much she ADORES her, Malaysia tells her “I hate that word.”

“I can’t stand it,” Malaysia says. “Because you adore everybody. It’s weird. It’s kinda creepy.” Basketball Wives L.A. airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Pic Of The Day: A New Tami Roman

Tami Roman Weight Loss

We wanted to give a little shout out to Tami Roman today because we noticed over on her blog that she’s posted some recent pictures and the woman is looking good these days. Tami’s been documenting her weight loss on her own website, and we think her progress speaks for itself in the photo on the left. (For comparison, Tami sent us the photo on the right as a “Before” shot.) After the jump, check out a full-sized photo of the beautiful Basketball Wives star.
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Details In Flavor Flav Arrest Emerge, Including Arguments, Knives, And Infidelity Rumors

Flavor Flav Mugshot Arrested
Yesterday we reported on the fact that Flavor Of Love star Flavor Flav was arrested after an altercation at his home in Las Vegas and was being held on $23,000 bail, and today, even more details of the dispute have emerged.

The police report states that Flav allegedly threw his fiancee, Elizabeth Trujillo, to the ground twice after an argument about infidelity. Trujillo’s 17-year-old son tried to intervene, and Flav reportedly chased the boy through the house with two kitchen knives. Though he admits to a scuffle with Trujillo, he denies chasing the boy. Up until this morning when he posted bail, Flav had been locked up at the Clark County jail, and he is expected to appear before a judge next week. Punishment if convicted could mean up to six years in prison for the Public Enemy star.

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Alex McCord Recaps Episode 3 Of Couples Therapy: Maybe I’m Hunting For A Silver Lining That Isn’t There

Alex McCord Recaps Couples Therapy
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. Alex joins us this week to let us know her thoughts.
Ouch. Watching that fall on TV hurt almost as much as when it happened — don’t try that at home. Luckily I didn’t hit my head, and though I told Simon to talk to the hand, he gave me a peace offering of an ice pack. Still, the next day I had a bruise so big I wanted to give it a name. A bruise called Wanda… Read more…