Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Mob Wives Style: The Reunion Fashions

We’ve been to a few reality show reunions now, and we know at this point that a lot of fashion decisions are made at the last minute. Often the casts of our shows bring a few outfit changes, a steamer trunk full of shoes, and a stylist to help them get dressed, and the Mob Wives were no different at the taping of this latest reunion.

When I asked all the ladies ahead of time what they planned to wear, Carla and Renee were the only ones who had a definitive answer (Carla was in Bebe, Renee was wearing a dress custom-designed for her by local label Carla’s Closet in she wore her own brand new shoe line called Mob Candy, available at the Brooklyn store Je T’aime). Despite the last minute choices the rest had to make, we think they all pulled it together and looked amazing on the show. Take a look at some close ups of the ladies’ outfits, shoes, and supermodel poses in our Mob Wives fashion gallery below.
Part two of the Mob Wives reunion will air on Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Single Ladies Is Going To Be Your Summer Show, So Why Not Check Out The Supertrailer?

Single Ladies may have changed changed ever so slightly now that we all know that Val, played by Stacey Dash, isn’t returning to the show. But the one thing that will never change on this show is the sweet, sweet lovemaking. The hookups (and breakups) and quests for love are the backbone of the series, and this supertrailer will show you what’s in store for the season. So even though Val won’t be back, Keisha, April, Omar, and Malcolm will be, not to mention the brand new addition of Raquel, who might be a newbie, but she’s heating things up just fine on her own.

If I haven’t convinced you to watch this yet, allow me to throw out a couple more keywords that will convince you: strippers, puppies, engagement rings, shirtless DB Woodside. You should be convinced now.

Single Ladies premieres Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Watch: Drita D’Avanzo Performs With Her Rap Idol Lil’ Kim

The Mob Wives season two reunion airs tomorrow night, but Drita D’Avanzo isn’t waiting by the TV waiting for it to come on. Drita posted this video to her Twitter after attending Lil’ Kim‘s show last night in the Bronx, and it proves that dreams do come true. “Wanna see the most amazing moment?” she tweeted. “My Rap IDOL @LilKim watch THIS.” Missy Elliott, another fave of Drita’s was in the house last night too, so we’re imagining she was dying of excitement.

Drita also hung out with fellow VH1-ers, Love And Hip Hop stars Somaya Reece and (super pregnant) Yandy Smith at the show, some photos of them with Lil’ Kim are after the jump.
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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

Mob Wives Big Ang

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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