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Meet Raquel Lancaster, The Newest Character On Single Ladies

Raquel Lancaster is the newest character to be introduced on Single Ladies, and she’s beautiful, passionate, and ready to take on the world. Those are also traits that describe the actress playing her, Denise Vasi is all of those things, too, but in this brand new clip that was shot on location with Denise, she tells us that they have plenty of differences. “We have different views on a couple things in life,” Denise says. “Raquel is the hopeless romantic, gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. I’m not necessarily like that.” To see more clips from the show and the full interview with Denise, watch the video above.

Related: Exclusive: Single Ladies’ Newest Star Denise Vasi On Her Move To Not-So-Hotlanta, How She Stays Grounded, And Her Movie Of The Year
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Enjoy Some Pics Of The Set And Crew Of Single Ladies

Behind The Scenes Single Ladies
The people who work behind the scenes on a television show often work incredibly long hours, perform feats of physical labor, and stretch their minds beyond the limits to create amazing stories for us. The crew behind Single Ladies is no different, and to give you guys a glimpse of some of the backstage magic, we put together a gallery of some great shots of the set and the people who pull the show together. The shots above, of Kesha’s bedroom set (left) and show creator Stacy A. Littlejohn and the rest of the crew (right) are just a couple of the great shots taken during production, click here to see them all.

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The Mob Wives’ Funniest Quotes Of The Season

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All season long, the Mob Wives cast has upped the ante for reality show drama, emotion, and yes, hilarity. These women are fast on their feet and they come up with some of the greatest one-liners (and the occasional monologue) on TV, and we’ve been spending the season trying to capture them with our recaps and screengrabs. Here are our favorites.

Part one of the Mob Wives reunion special airs this Sunday at 8 p.m ET/PT.

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Tough Talk With Steve Ward: Episode 6

Steve Ward Tough Love
Master Matchmaker Steve Ward is back for another season of Tough Love, and each week, he’ll be giving us an exclusive look at what went down behind the scenes on the series. This week, Steve was interested in seeing how well the ladies could smile in the face of adversity, and even thinks Donna has a knack for comedy.

So what did you think of all the comedy sets the women did? Was there anyone who actually surprised you with how funny they were?

Oh, Donna, she’s fantastic. You didn’t even see the half of it, she did an impersonation of her mom, Sheila, and that was edited down, but she was really fantastic. And believe it or not, Stephanie really rose to the occasion and did a great job. Elizabeth did a great job, Despina was hilarious. The jokes were all really funny, but I distinctly remember how great Donna was. I really think she could make a second career out of this, that’s how good she was. Read more…

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The Mob Wives Reunion Sneak Peek: Ramona Lights Drita’s Fuse And It’s About To Go Off


Here’s a helpful hint: If you want to stay friends with Drita D’Avanzo and not be on the receiving end of her right hook, don’t mention anything about her being a mother. Because as you can see in this sneak peek from this Sunday’s Mob Wives reunion episode, the moment Ramona tells her “I may not like you, but you’re still a mother,” Drita’s eyes go from brown to black like a shark’s, and she’s ready to go full Jaws on Ramona, with the goal of tearing her to pieces.

And in a second sneak peek, below, Carla gets into it with Karen which leads Karen to drop a bomb that shocks Renee and causes her to walk out. Just when you thought everyone was getting along, right??

Part one of the Mob Wives reunion airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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The Best Of Mob Wives Season Two: Karen Gravano Is Coming For You


Between her book deal, her spa opening, and the possible rekindling of her romance with David, Karen Gravano‘s life this season had a lot of ups. The fighting with Drita, however, was a major downer. This epic season of Mob Wives seems to stretch so far back, we’ve forgotten about some of these scenes, so here they are in one tidy playlist, so we can all relive them once again.

Part one of the Mob Wives reunion special airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 5/18/12: T.I. Releases A Brand New Song, Emily B. Preaches Non-Violence

  • T.I. has a new single out! You can listen to “Like That” righ here. [Angie Martinez]
  • Congratulations to Celebrity Rehab star Rachel Uchitel on the birth of her daughter! Wyatt Lilly was born on May 15. [VH1 Celebrity]
  • After starring on Famous Food, Ashley Dupre has been laying low, but it was announced this week she’s opening a lingerie shop in New Jersey.[NY Mag]
  • Emily Bustamante explains that she doesn’t fight on TV because she’s setting an example for her daughter. “Shut it down,” she says, continuing, “You don’t have to participate in the madness.” [Juicy Mag]
  • Royce Reed called in to TT Torrez’ radio show this week to discuss the Basketball Wives drama surrounding this season. Have a listen. [TheYBF]
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    Tami Roman Deletes Her Twitter Page

    Tami Roman Basketball Wives
    Royce Reed isn’t the only one to take a break from social networking. Tami Roman has been conspicuously absent from Twitter this week, and today she posted a message to her Facebook page explaining that she and her daughters quit the site for the time being as a result of floods of negativity after this week’s Basketball Wives.

    She writes:

    I deactivated my twitter for the time being because I have been blessed with a wonderful opportunity to work with phenomenal actors on a new television show. I didn’t want to wake up to the continual negativity from a mistake made over four months ago, which I have openly acknowledged and apologized for to overshadow the blessing of this moment. I plan to reactivate my twitter when a formal announcement has been made about this new opportunity with the hopes of putting BasketBall Wives behind me.

    So, like Royce, who has reactivated her Twitter page but has been more scarce on the site this week than usual, it sounds like it’s not the end of Tami on Twitter, but the fan comments have become too much for her to deal with for the moment.

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    Basketball Wives Episode 14 Sneak Peek: Say What You Have To Say

    In the aftermath of the Tami/Kesha fight, the only drama that remains is that which needs to be worked out between Jennifer and Evelyn. Oh, right, and the stuff between Kenya and Evelyn. So we’re not in the clear yet after all! Watch the sneak peek from Monday night’s Basketball Wives and remind yourself how happy you are that you weren’t a part of the world’s most dramatic girls’ trip ever.

    Basketball Wives airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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    On The Set Of Single Ladies: Janell Snowden Finds Out What To Expect This Season


    “Is there a rule on this set that every guy has to be drop-dead gorgeous?” VH1 News correspondent Janell Snowden asked Denise Vasi in this interview from the set of Single Ladies. The obvious answer: “Yes.” Janell was back talking to the cast about what we can expect from their characters and what it’s like to work on a set full of men like William Levy, DB Woodside, and Romeo Miller. (Somehow, the ladies manage to stay composed in spite of that last hurdle.) And for more coverage from the set of the show, watch yesterday’s clip, where Janell asks the cast to vote on who the sexiest one of the bunch is.

    Single Ladies premieres Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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