Gerardo Mejia is better known in popular culture as “Rico Suave.” You know, the guy with the ripped jeans, the hair, the bandana and THE ABS. These days, Gerardo is the star of VH1′s new series, Suave Says, but he’s also a lay pastor and a happily married father of three. “I think a lot of people picture me selling oranges outside on the street,” he says in this interview, and you know, stranger things have happened to other “one-hit wonders.” But Gerardo never actually left the music business, after the success of “Rico Suave,” he worked in A&R at Interscope Records, signing artists like Enrique Iglesias to the label.
And how does his family feel, since they have to live with this man whose name is an iconic pop culture reference? “It’s funny ’cause he’s just a dad now,” daughter Bianca explains of her dad’s sex-symbol past. “Who would have thought Rico Suave cries? But he’s such a baby,” daughter Nadia adds.
Tune into the laughter — and who knows, maybe tears? — on Wednesday, December 3 at 10PM ET/PT for the premiere of Suave Says!
Who would’ve guess that K.Michelle and Joseline would have become so tight, but it’s true. Once K was getting ready to leave Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, a friendship blossomed. On this week’s K.Michelle: My Life, Joseline turns up to support her friend and get the dirt on her love life and everything else. “You a hard working lady. When do you have time for beefcake?” The conversation turns real quick from beefcake to cutty cat — it’s not for the faint of heart.
K.Michelle: My Life airs Monday nights at 9PM ET/PT.
“My current relationship with Renee is nothing. We don’t have a relationship. We do not talk. She likes to talk about me…” Natalie Guercio says of her Mob Wives co-star-slash-rival. The two had a volatile relationship last season, and it appears that Natalie has managed to get under Renee and Karen’s skin a whole lot more this season. But fans of the sexy Philadelphia funeral home director can expect to see a much more personal side to her this season, too, “as opposed to that wild-child, take-no-s— girl from last year.” Can we just get this show on TV already????
Season five premieres on Wednesday, December 3 at 9PM ET/PT.
We all make mistakes, whether it’s the crunchy, heavy-on-the-hairspray look we sported in high school, the Umbro soccer shorts we thought were a great look to wear even off the field, or the heartbreaking crush you had with a guy that, it turns out, never left your hometown and still lives at home. VH1′s new scripted series, Hindsight, takes a look at one woman’s biggest mistakes and gives her a chance to do them all over again. The series, which premieres Wednesday, January 7 at 10PM ET/PT, comes from the producers of Masters of Sex and Orange Is the New Black and will make you nostalgic for the ’90s when you owned multiple chokers and had Reservoir Dogs posters on your wall. Find out more about the new series now!
“My reaction to Karen coming back was like ‘YES!! SCORE!! TOUCHDOWN!!! I got somebody on my side. F— you, bitches!’” Renee Graziano explains in this season five interview. The Mob Wives star has has her ups and downs with Karen Gravano, but as you can clearly see from the photos below, they are riding the love train at the moment. As for the other cast members, even the ones she’s always gotten along with in the past? “I’m seeing real betrayal.” Watch the clip — in her own hilarious way, she manages to call out all of her co-stars for what she really thinks they are. Read more…
“Everything you think you know about somebody, you’re going to see a different side of them. Even me,” Drita D’Avanzo says in this Mob Wives pre-season interview. And as for her arch nemesis, Karen Gravano, returning to the show? Surprise, surprise, “It’s a good thing,” Drita says. With an attitude like that, we cannot wait to see just what kind of new drama this season has in store.
Drita also compares herself to another breakout star on VH1, Basketball Wives‘ Evelyn Lozada. “They’re crazy like us,” Drita says of the cast of that show. “When I watch their show, I’m like ‘All right, Evelyn! You make me feel really f—ing good about myself.’ And then I look on Twitter and [fans] ar like ‘You’re twins!’ and I’m like all right, that’s cool, as long as there’s another me.’”
Mob Wives returns on Wednesday, December 3 at 9PM ET/PT.
If it’s possible, the original Love & Hip Hop continues to one-up itself every season with more drama, more crazy relationships, more breakups, and, oh yes, more pregnancies. Watch the first look from the season to see what’s about to go down. Tara is still dealing with Peter and Amina, Yandy has big news, and…did Erica and Cyn just put hands on each other? It’s all about to go down on December 15th at 8PM ET/PT.
Take a look at the show’s new cast additions in the gallery below.
Next time you’re about to take a selfie, forget your pouty duck lips and your one hand on your hip — those poses are for amateurs. Take a look at these photos of Erica Dixon and learn from the master how one takes a gorgeous, flattering photograph. Sure, we don’t all have those cheekbones and those lips, but Erica has perfected her serious pose and we could all learn a thing or two from it’s simplicity. The woman gives face like no other.
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K.Michelle‘s latest music video for her single “Maybe I Should Call You” debuted tonight on VH1 after her show, K.Michelle: My Life. In case you missed it, we’ve got the video right here so you can watch it as often as you like.