Last night on Dr. Drew‘s show on HLN, Drew and Celebrity Rehab counselors Bob Forrest and Jennifer Gimenez got together to discuss the passing of Rodney King who appeared on season two of the show. The news was still very raw for all of them, but more than anything else, they all kept restating the fact that for all the addictions that King suffered through, he was a gentle man at his core.
In the clip above, watch as the three rehabilitation experts discuss their time with King and Dr. Drew reveals his own reaction to King’s passing, saying “You know what happens to me when my patients die? The first thing that happens, I feel angry because I know it didn’t have to happen…I’m sort of in that stage right now with it. After the anger passes, then the sadness kicks in.”
Last night’s season premiere of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta was definitely buzzworthy, and two of the shows most talked about stars, Joseline and K.Michelle, spoke to the L.A. Times recently to discuss the buzz. The two women, who are both singers and are using the show as a way to boost their fan base, discussed the notoriety of the original Love And Hip Hop series, but that never deterred either of them from participating in the Atlanta cast.
K.Michelle told the Times “I think with any decision you make there’s always the hesitation. I was going to do Love And Hip Hop: New York, and when Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta came around it was a great fit to my personality, everything. I thought about the pros of doing the show and they outweighed the cons, but all in all it was about me telling my story and being myself and letting the world know the real K.Michelle.” She also discussed the recent criticism that certain shows are portraying the fighting a little too heavily, and said “For me, I have my own issues. It’s very difficult for me to judge the girls on Basketball Wives or any of the women on Mob Wives or any of the women who are showing their lives on VH1. But what I did want to pay attention to is that I’m portrayed right. I’m not perfect in this show, by any means. The biggest things I wanted the producers to portray is not an innocent K.Michelle but an honest and real K.Michelle.”
As for Joseline, she really wants people to know she’s an artist, first and foremost. “I believe and know everyone is going to love my music. I put in a lot of work and I’ve had a lot of struggles,” she says. “I’m really showing people how much of the struggle I’ve had. I’m not just a beautiful face and a beautiful body, it’s more than that. I know people are going to love the music, that’s what I’m doing the show for.” But after last night’s episode, it’s clear she’s there to stir things up, but she’s quick to deny she’s a villain. Of course, I think a lot of people are going to believe I am the villain. The truth of the matter is, Stevie is my manager and we’re going to be working together forever. Once people get to know the full story and see what’s going on, they will know I’m not the villain and I’m trying to work. They will know I’m not trying to take anyone’s man; they will know it’s not like that. But it’s OK, people are judging me already. They’ve been judging me. Everyone has their opinions. They can say what they want because I know what I am and what I’m not. I just want to work and make beautiful music.” To read the entire interview with the two women, click here.
“Don’t hand it to him. Give it to him,” Omar advises Raquel on her first ever outing to the strip club and she looks for a way to slip some singles to one of the male strippers. Raquel has never thrown dollar bills at oiled up men before, nor has she ever gotten a table dance from buff, semi-nude cowboys named Darkness, so the entire evening is a night of firsts.
Keisha is the one who enjoys her own table dance the most though,
but that’s because instead of appreciating Darkness for who he is (probably a charity worker with a heart of gold working his way through grad school, as all the best strippers are), she gets distracted imagining that he’s Malcolm and proves that she’s clearly not over him. Read more…
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, we discussed the awkwardness that comes with meeting your girlfriend’s parents. All the guys handled things well, but it got pretty awkward for a few of them.
I want to ask you what you thought of Shalana’s mom in this episode, telling her grandson that Aubrey would be his new step-dad.
That’s what I call a deterrent, not to mention when guys meet a woman’s mother, they imagine that’s what the woman is going to turn herself into. I’m just saying, the mom didn’t help matters at all.
Were you shocked that she’d make that leap, hearing her say “Here’s your new step-father”? Read more…
And now we return to the fight that came out of left field, right where we left off last week…
Devastating news to report today, as we just learned about the sudden death of Rodney King. The former Celebrity Rehab patient was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday and paramedics were unable to revive him. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
King gained notoriety in 1991 when he was beaten by four Los Angeles police officers after a car chase. The beating was caught on tape and the officers’ subsequent trial and acquittal were the fuel for the L.A. riots in 1994. (The story of the riots was recently documented in the VH1 Rock Doc Uprising: Hip Hop And The L.A. Riots, which King also appeared in.) King gained even more recognition when he appeared on Celebrity Rehab in 2008, and most recently, he appeared in an episode of Celebrity Rehab Revisited. King is survived by his fiancee, Cynthia Kelly and his three children. Our thoughts go out to all his loved ones at this time.
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“We are the real ex-wives club,” says Nicole Murphy in the supertrailer for Hollywood Exes. In the new series, we meet Murphy and her friends Andrea Kelly, Jessica Canseco, Mayte Garcia, and Sheree Fletcher, who were all married to Hollywood superstars or A-list athletes and are now branching out on their own.
Even though these women have led seriously glamorous lives and their marriages often had drama, they have each others’ backs and share a sisterhood, Murphy explains. In this series, they’re all on personal questions for success, love, and happiness. Join them on their journey when the show premieres on June 27th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Mimi is misunderstood. As the longtime love of producer Stevie J and the mother to his daughter, she’s often been called a gold digger and she’s tired of being labeled as such. She’s hoping fans of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta will see her for who she really is: a nice person. A mother. A woman who cleans for a living (so how could she be a gold digger??). And a woman who is finally coming out of her shell to tell her story.
Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta premieres Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.