We were on the ground down at the Essence Music Festival this past weekend, and while we got some fantastic photos of some of VH1′s biggest stars, there were so many events that we couldn’t be everywhere at once. Here are a few more shots that we wanted to share from some amazing performances, red carpet arrivals and candid moments, mostly of our VH1 family but we also had to include some killer photos of some of our favorite musical divas in action. Check them all out below.
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Each week, we’re bringing you the best, funniest, and occasionally jaw-dropping tweets from the cast of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta because this is a group that doesn’t hold back their thoughts. Their running commentary is always entertaining, and this week we noticed that there was an ongoing battle between Erica Dixon, Joseline, and Lil Scrappy to clear up what “really” went down during their parking lot fight. (Stevie J tweeted that he was on the west coast last night and didn’t watch the show when it aired.) Here are some of the she said-he said-she said tweets; as always, feel free to weigh in on what you think the real story is. (To follow the entire cast on Twitter yourselves, check out our handy list of Twitter handles here.)
Spoiler alert! Darryl is back and he’s ready to give April a taste of her own medicine.
While we were at the Big Ang premiere party last night, we noted that Renee Graziano, one of Ang’s biggest supporters and close family friends, was absent. Turns out the Mob Wives star has a very good reason for not partying, TMZ reports that Graziano’s house was robbed over the weekend. After arriving home from a July 4th vacation in Atlantic City, Graziano realized her home was burglarized, and she’s filled out a police report with the NYPD. Graziano has been quiet about the robbery on Twitter, instead opting to just keep things light and happy, yesterday she Tweeted her support to the cast of Ang’s show and threw some positivity out there, writing “I hope n pray every1 goes 2 bed w peace in the mind and wakes up 2 a brand new day w a smile on the heart.”
This isn’t the first time something like that has happened, back in April, Renee’s home was the target of an attempted robbery that was thwarted by her alarm system.
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The 2012 Do Something! Awards are fast approaching and it’s time to vote for your favorite charitable celebs who have made an effort to make a difference over the past year. The awards show this year will be hosted by the amazing, hilarious men of New Girl, and judging from the nominees on the ballot, it’s going to be a star-studded affair. All we ask is that you help choose which stars will actually get recognized for their accomplishments. The 2012 Do Something! Awards nominees include Kristen Bell, Ben Affleck, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Emma Stone, and many others. Cast your vote here, and then tune in on Tuesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT to watch the full show right here on VH1.
Imagine if you will the most insane, raucous Italian wedding you can imagine, mixed with the bustle of Times Square, the flashbulb frenzy of the paparazzi, and the prying eye of the reality TV camera lens, and only then can you visualize the premiere party for Big Ang, which was last night at (of course) an Italian trattoria in Manhattan. We were on hand for the affair and I’m not sure words can express how hilarious and appropriate it was seeing Big Ang herself roll into Times Square on her very own party bus that transported her entire family, the cast of the show, and Lil’ Louie to the event.
In our gallery below, check out some shots from the pink carpet, featuring everyone from the show: Linda, Lil’ Jen, Franky the Bartender, Neil the Husband, Janine the Sister…all the important people. We also saw Elizabeth from Tough Love: New Orleans in the crowd, plus a few Real Worlders, and fellow Mob Wives Carla and Drita who were thrilled to be supporting their girl Ang.
La La Anthony has a new look! Well, for her latest film, at least. In these photos that Anthony posted to Twitter, she writes “Check me out!!! We are in the 70′s baby on the set of the new film I’m shooting…”1982″..!!! Hahhahaha” What do you think of La La with an Afro?
After the jump, check out another shot as she poses with her co-star, Hill Harper on set.
“One minute you’re here, the next minute you’re f—ing dead.” Just one of Big Ang‘s mottoes, and another reason we love this woman as much as we do. Tonight on the premiere episode of Big Ang, we met some of Ang’s best friends, saw what really goes on at the Drunken Monkey, and spent thirty blissful minutes watching a woman who grabs life (and who knows what else) by the balls. And it was awesome. Let’s meet this cast of “loyal wackos” that round out the cast of Big Ang.
Well, nobody except for Nora.
Life creeps up on you when you least expect it and occasionally, so do old flames, as April finds out in this sneak peek from Monday night’s Single Ladies. All the girl wants to do is order a juice, when who should she see ordering the very same juice but her ex, Darryl. Things between them left off pretty badly last season, so how will they fare this time around? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Single Ladies airs Monday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.