Some really sad news to pass along today: Evelyn Lozada‘s brother-in-law, Anthony Ochoa, 43, died from cancer complications last night. Evelyn was incredibly close to Anthony, who was married to her sister Sylvia, and he appeared several times on Basketball Wives throughout the past two seasons. Anthony also walked Evelyn down the aisle during her wedding last month.
In a statement she released to TMZ, Evelyn said “Anthony was an amazing husband, father, and brother-in-law. He will be dearly missed.” She also penned a letter to him on her blog, which you can read here. We wish her family the very best and our thoughts are with them at this time.
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The five Do Something! Awards finalists (Seth Maxwell, Danny Mendoza, Manyang Reath Kher, Katia Gomez, and Meg Bourne are all amazing individuals who have spent a good chunk of their lives focusing on others. But sometimes even upstanding individuals need to let loose, have fun, and have great things come their way, which is why we love to see them all just chilling with Beyonce in the shot above. And we love that Beyonce took time out of her gorgeously photogenic summer to honor some amazing individuals. Also pictured second from the left is Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs at the UN. So what other A-listers will share the stage with our finalists? You’ll have to watch the Do Something! Awards when they air on Tuesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT to find out.
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Last night’s Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta was so quotable that we devoted our recap to what the cast was saying throughout the episode. Turns out, they think they’re pretty quotable too, as most of them took to Twitter to discuss the show and joke with each other about what was said on air. In our weekly installment of the cast’s best tweets, here are last night’s funniest and most entertaining. Looks like even Erica loves Momma Dee‘s interpretation of b-i-c-t-h.
A devastated April is in mourning after her breakup with Reggie, and she’s sequestered herself in her apartment for two weeks. It’s a wonder Keisha, Raquel, and Morgan are able to find her when they barge in to make sure she’s okay, there are piles of take-out containers and tissues in her apartment that would make her a candidate for Hoarders. Read more…
One of the reasons we’re so excited for the Do Something! Awards to air on August 21st is because we’re going through serious withdrawal of New Girl, one of our favorite sitcoms from last year. And since the DSAs are hosted by the men of New Girl (Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, and Jake Johnson), and their promos thus far have given us a good dosage of what we love about them. Their insanity, which is masked by their cuteness.
In the clip above, the three battle to determine who’s the best host. Or should we say, Jake and Lamorne have a noodle fight to determine who’s the best while Max tries to mediate. The Do Something! Awards air Tuesday August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
As you’re probably well aware, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was arrested on Saturday night after a fight with wife Evelyn Lozada which resulted in a laceration to Lozada’s forehead. The couple was married on July 4 and their wedding plans were being documented for the upcoming series, Ev and Ocho, but in light of these recent events, VH1 has decided to cancel the series. The network’s statement regarding the decision is below.
“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it.”
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“There will be no bulls— at this walk for my mother, period,” Leah says, knowing that there’s serious tension between her group of friends, but if anyone dares to get snippy at the cancer walk for her mother, she’s not having it.
There’s definitely a great divide though, with Pia and Renee on one side, wishing they could keep their distance, and Nora and Christina and their crew on the other side, claiming they’re cool with walking together ’cause they can coexist with anyone. Read more…
“Joseline says that she’s gonna move on but come on. We all know she ain’t going nowhere,” Benzino says in this sneak peek from the upcoming episode of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta. She swears that her plan is to just keep things professional from now on with Stevie, but Benzino tells her she doesn’t have the “mental” to separate business from pleasure but she thinks it’s Stevie who doesn’t have it. Besides, she doesn’t need Stevie for sex anymore because, as she explains “I can always find somebody else to put it down like that.” Does this mean she’s moving on?? Find out Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.