Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Guys, Drita D’Avanzo Really Wants To Win The VH1 Bikini Awards

Reality Star Bikini Awards

Over on our sister site, VH1 Celebrity, they’ve been running the 2012 Bikini Awards for the past couple weeks, and it’s definitely getting competitive. We just wanted to give our own stars a little plug in the reality star round, because the poll features the hot bods of the likes of Drita D’Avanzo, Evelyn Lozada, Big Ang, Draya Michele, Imani Showalter, and old faves Audrina Patridge and Adrianne Curry, among others. Voting ends on July 15th, so head over to VH1 Celebrity to check out a full gallery of all the competitors, and add your vote to the poll below. Not to play favorites or anything, but we just noticed this post on Drita’s Facebook page, and we’ve seen this woman Hulk out when she’s angry, so we know who gets our vote…

[Photos: VH1 Celebrity]

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Renee Graziano Gets One Last Round Of Plastic Surgery, Finally Has Her Perfect Body And “The Cutest Tush”

Renee Graziano New Body
When Renee Graziano underwent her full-body life last year, she never could have predicted that the results would be so horrific. On Mob Wives, she was near death after the surgery was botched by her doctor, and she underwent a trying recovery period. But she vowed to undergo one more corrective surgery just to fix the problems, like the hole in her back that caused her to lose a scary amount of blood and which filled with scar tissue. The surgery, she says “was a total success! I finally got my ass fine, and I am very happy!”

Graziano spoke to RadarOnline.com about the procedure and explained “There was a huge hole in my back so he grafted part of my stomach and then with all the fat left over he filled my rear end and I no longer have a tiny heinie. I have always been top heavy, I had E cup breasts and no butt whatsoever. The recovery was great. I was out in two days, whereas my first surgery took me four months to recover from. I am so happy with the results! I have the cutest little tush. I keep telling everyone to touch it.”

She also declared that this is the last major surgery she plans to have. “I’m done chopping my body, I will still maintain my face but that can be filled with my own body fat now too so it’s nothing foreign.” And while she’s thrilled with the results and it’s boosted her own confidence, she has one teensy ulterior motive for getting herself in perfect shape: “I am going to make as many photo ops as possible for my ex husband who is in prison to make him jealous!”
[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@lizburrito)

Single Ladies Episode 8 Sneak Peek: Three’s A Crowd


Raquel was so sure she’d be able to juggle two men at once, but in this clip from next Monday’s Single Ladies, her plan is about to become a little big complicated. While on a date with Charles the sexy guitar player, she manages to run into Nate the sexy mechanic. It becomes a not-so-sexy, confusing mess. Watch the sneak peek above and turn on Single Ladies when it airs on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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A Morning In The Lives Of The Hollywood Exes

A Morning In The Life Of Hollywood Exes
When we found out the cast of Hollywood Exes would be in New York City recently to do a little round of press, we knew we needed to trail them for the day. Not only are they stylish and beautiful, but they’re also hilarious, and our VH1 photographer Jen Marigiliano was able to capture their personalities perfectly on camera.

Check out our day with the exes as they made the rounds from Good Morning America to the Wendy Williams Show and the over to our own Big Morning Buzz Live, and tune in to Hollywood Exes on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Check Out An Old Video Of Lil Scrappy And Momma Dee Complete With Retro Photos Of Baby Scrappy

We were doing a little Google search on Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta star Lil Scrappy today and found what we think is the funniest, cutest (and weirdest) mother-son video ever. In episode three of G’s Up TV, a web series Scrappy made back in 2007, the entire video is dedicated to Momma Dee and features old photos of mom and son together (we have them all in our gallery below, including a pic of Momma in her best pimp gear) and a candid conversation with the pair. There’s some great stuff in the interview, but really we just can’t get over this photo of baby Scrappy:
Lil Scrappy Momma Dee Baby Pictures

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The Hollywood Exes Get Grilled On Bethenny And Talk Sex, Manscaping, and The Notebook

Bethenny Frankel is known for saying whatever comes to mind, so when she had Prince‘s ex-wife Mayte Garcia from Hollywood Exes on her show, she asked what we’ve all been wondering “What’s that like in the bedroom?”

Garcia, along with her fellow Exes Sheree Fletcher and Andrea Kelly were all on Bethenny’s couch to discuss the show and it hit so many topics, it was hard to keep up. Watch as the ladies discuss the Tom-Katie divorce, manscaping, Rihanna and Chris Brown, and of course, their famous exes. And we love that Bethenny asked Andrea about the recent gossip that R. Kelly blamed his divorce from Andrea on The Notebook, saying he wept because he wasn’t in love the way the film’s characters were. To that, Andrea replied. “Honey, nobody’s marriage is The Notebook. It’s a movie.”
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Andrea Kelly Recaps Episode 3 Of Hollywood Exes: No Way, Jose!


Andrea Kelly is a busy woman, between her dancing, her move to Los Angeles, and being a full-time mom. We’re so thrilled though that she’s taken the time from her schedule to contribute weekly recaps of Hollywood Exes to the VH1 Blog. Here’s her latest post on episode three of the show.

Episode 3: No Way Jose!

Hey everybody! Before I get to the good stuff, I want to say thank you. My girls and I are so grateful for our fans. It’s because of all of you that Hollywood Exes is a hit show. I hope that you all tell family and friends to tune in every week as we embark upon this journey of self discovery, reinvention, and healing. This life lesson is a scary one and sometimes hard to do, but with our “sister-girl fans” rooting us on we’ll make it across the finish line! Please know the same love you have for us, we have for you too!

Okay y’all, it’s time to get deep like wrinkles!

It’s called “exes” for a reason. I’m not opposed to having lunch with my ex. Talking on the phone with my ex. Sending a Christmas card to my ex. But living with my ex…oh, hell no! When relationships end we need to reflect and answer the question “Why did it end?” Many times we end up with the same person or the same type of person because we haven’t completed the journey.

A completed journey comes with self-responsibility and clarity. When we blame the other person we are not being responsible for what we allowed that ultimately resulted in the demise of the relationship. You haven’t finished the journey! Clarity comes when we know what we will no longer allow. This keeps us from ending up with that person again or dating someone that reminds us of our exes. We can’t expect different results from the same person. No way, Jose. So take some “me time” and ask yourself, is it really my ex or is it me?

by (@lizburrito)

VH1 Proudly Announces We’ll Be Simulcasting The 2012 Stand Up 2 Cancer Event In September

Stand Up To Cancer
In their own words, Stand Up 2 Cancer is “a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research,” and VH1 is thrilled to announce that once again we will be partnering with this amazing organization to broadcast the bi-annual Stand Up 2 Cancer event on September 7, 2102. VH1, along with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and select cable channels will air the hour-long fundraiser which will feature dozens of musicians, movie stars, and athletes, all fighting to eradicate this disease.

For more information about this show and the charity, read the press release below, and tune in to the special when it airs this fall on VH1.


“STAND UP TO CANCER” RETURNS TO PRIMETIME
FOR ITS THIRD STAR-STUDDED BROADCAST ON SEPTEMBER 7th

OSCAR®-WINNING ACTRESS GWYNETH PALTROW
TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE
WITH EMMY AWARD WINNER JOEL GALLEN

LIVE, ONE-HOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT TO AIR
COMMERCIAL-FREE SIMULTANEOUSLY ON ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC AND CABLE
8:00 PM ET AND PT / 7:00 PM CT

http://www.standup2cancer.org | facebook.com/su2c | Twitter: @SU2C |
Tune-in: http://youtu.be/7O_P_Fr4S1E

JULY 11, 2012 (Los Angeles / New York) – Building on two historic fundraising telecasts in 2008 and 2010, groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET & PT). Executive producers Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions will join Stand Up To Cancer’s production team to deliver a one-of-a-kind show featuring performances from top recording artists, and celebrities from film, television and sports engaging viewers with powerful stories and a moving call-to-action. Read more…