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.
The cast of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta does not want for aspiring artists. We’ve already introduced you to K.Michelle , Karlie Redd, and Joseline who are currently on their way to superstardom, and now we meet Rasheeda, who’s performed all over the globe but she’s still grinding and working to make it big.
“The swag in the ATL is just so different,” she tells us, comparing the Atlanta cast of Love And Hip Hop to the New York cast, but what’s most surprising about Rasheeda is that she admits that she has no drama with anyone else on the show. To learn more about this Georgia Peach, watch our character profile and tune in on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
In case you’ve ever wondered what the real aftermath of a reality TV fight is, turn your attention to Nora Schweihs of Mob Wives Chicago, who finds one of the telltale signs of a catfight lying on the ground after Pia and Christina went at it last week. The fights might be real on this show, but as we learn from the clip, not all of the hair is.
Mob Wives Chicago airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
It’s a monumental day here at VH1, because our Facebook page for Basketball Wives has hit a huge milestone as we reached one million fans today. The page was created in October, 2010 just before season two kicked off, and in that time, fans have found in it a home where they can passionately debate the show, the cast, and the drama, and we love hearing what you all have to say. So as a special tribute to our passionate fans, we’ve put together a supercut of some of our favorite quotes and moments from season four. Watch, enjoy, and of course, let us know what you think on Facebook.
…Now who’s going to help us get to two million??
Exotic dancer-turned-singer Joseline Hernandez is definitely going to be one to watch this season on Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta. And it’s pretty hard to take your eyes off her, from her striking dance moves and accessories to her even more bold personality (“I have a lot of drama. With evvverybody,” she says). But despite her drama and her pedigree as a former stripper and dancer, she wants to prove to girls who watch the show that it’s possible to make it in entertainment without resorting to what she’s had to do. Check out Joseline’s profile here and tune in to Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta when it premieres Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Karlie Redd is an aspiring musician who’s already worked with some serious heavies in the industry. Still, she opted to be on Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta to create some buzz around herself. Karlie already has some drama with some of her castmembers though, so hopefully she’s not creating the wrong kind of buzz. (“I’m not worried at all that the show will stir up drama in my personal life,” she tells us.)
To learn more about Karlie Redd, watch our character profile here and tune in to Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
We spoke to Evelyn Lozada before she went on Big Morning Buzz Live today and though she re-stated what she told us about Jennifer (there’s still progress to be made, but they “can coexist”) she actually gave some interesting info that we never even thought to ask her: what it was actually like to take that lie detector test at the reunion. Ev says she was all strapped in and felt like a guest on Maury Povich while it was happening, but that without the test, her true feelings never would have come out. Watch the clip above to see what else she had to say about her evolution this season. And watch to the very end because when she’s asked about what item of clothing she wishes she could be, she really creates quite the image with her response.