Former *NSYNC-er Lance Bass mentioned to New York last night that he’s producing an amazing-sounding new boy-band reality competition show. Bass explained the concept, which he’s pitched to VH1, saying:
“It’s a really great music show, starring all your favorite boy bands. It’s going to be really fun. I got a member from Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean. A member from *NSYNC, Joey Fatone. A member from New Kids on the Block, Joe McIntyre. And a member from New Edition, Bobby Brown. They’re all going to form a boy band, each, from the most talented guys in America that I’ve scouted, and then they’ll go head-to-head in a competition to see who the best band is, so it’s bragging rights for the guy in the group, for sure.”
Bass said later that Brown wasn’t totally confirmed for the show, but he’s working on that. “I think Bobby will do it,” he said.
UPDATE: VH1 could not confirm the show at this time, but a rep for the network explained “VH1 is talking to Lance Bass as well as a lot of other big names in the music and pop culture arenas about a lot of great ideas for new series.”
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What will become of Audrina Patridge and her boyfriend Corey Bohan, or Lynn Patridge‘s tempestuous relationship with daughter Casey? How does bartender Robb plan to deal with moody Rachel, and will Hot Nick break up with Cassie before they even get their relationship off the ground?
Those are the questions we know you fans of Audrina and Saddle Ranch have been dying to know, and it will all come to a head this Sunday night during the season finales of both shows. For the past ten weeks, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of (occasionally booze-filled) drama from these guys, but it’s time to say goodbye for now. Everyone’s liver needs a rest.
The Audrina season finale airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and then stay tuned for the final two episodes of Saddle Ranch, airing back-to-back at 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. But of course it’s not over until our recaps are posted, so make sure you check back for all our thoughts on these two shows on the VH1 Blog after the final credits roll.
It’s hard to imagine that after so many fights on Mob Wives, the friendships on the show can bounce back, but as Renee Graziano says in last week’s episode, “We fight hard, but we love harder.”
When we spoke to Renee recently, she was very candid about how the show has changed her life and her relationships. “My family and friends, with the exception of my father, everyone has been very happy for my success they love the show,” Renee told us, mentioning that her famous father Anthony Graziano “loves his daughters unconditionally but [this show] is not for him.” (Sister Jennifer Graziano is one of the show’s creators and producers.)
And you might think that living life in the public eye wouldn’t go over well with Renee’s ex Junior either, but he’s actually a big fan of the show. “Junior is very much into the television show, I have to admit it,” she says. “I usually get a phone call right after—sometimes he’s angry, sometimes he laughs, sometimes he’s more humbled and a little taken aback when he sees himself on camera. The impact that jail is having over his son is affecting him, definitely in a good way, though. Now he really knows he needs to stay around for AJ.”
After the jump, Renee tells us the a few of the things we can look forward to before the season is over, and she gives us some good dirt about how she felt before, during, and after the big fight with Carla.
Where do hungry Single Ladies in Atlanta get their barbecue fix? From Fox Brothers BBQ, of course. In this behind-the-scenes text, a very hungry Val instructs her employee Omar on what food to order to get her through a very busy work day. And now, by the power of suggestion, we really want some cornbread, too.
We also want all Single Ladies fans to enter VH1’s “Single and Liking It” Photo Contest where you can win a fabulous getaway for you and your BFFs! For details on how to enter, read on, and don’t forget to tune in to Single Ladies on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
A new article in GQ magazine about Dr. Drew Pinsky touches heavily on an issue that’s been a source of criticism about Pinsky recently: Whether his strong media presence is overshadowing his quest to help people. “I really want on my tombstone just to say HE MADE A DIFFERENCE,” Pinsky told interviewer Natasha Vargas-Cooper, which is why he chooses to reach such a wide audience through his many TV shows.
We pulled some revealing quotes from the article and posted them below, take a look for yourself and feel free to weigh in how you feel about the good doctor using television as a medium to help his celebrity patients. The supertrailer for Celebrity Rehab 5 just came out today as well so be sure to check that out as well.
Actor Simon Pegg visited the VH1 offices yesterday to appear on Big Morning Buzz Live and talk about his book, Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey To Becoming A Big Kid. I didn’t want to be too creepy or come off as a crazy fan girl, but Shaun of the Dead is one of my top five all-time favorite movies, so I was excited to ask Pegg when we can expect a follow up to Shaun and Hot Fuzz, the first two films in the so-called Blood and Ice Cream trilogy he’s written with filmmaker Edgar Wright. He said he’s working on it, the only problem is that it just kinda cuts into his time as a dog-breeder, the job she shares with his friend and co-star Nick Frost. Oh wait, no, that last part is false…Or is it??? Check out the full clip above for the facts.
On Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a brand new group of celebrities seeking the help of Dr. Drew Pinsky will move into the Pasadena Recovery Center on a search for sobriety on Celebrity Rehab 5.
In this supertrailer for the fifth season of the show, celebrities including Michael Lohan, Amy Fisher, Dwight Gooden, and Steven Adler move in, and find out who among them is “dying to use,” which celeb falls off a roof, and try to figure out what Shelly Sprague is talking about when she says “This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in any season we’ve ever had.” As Dr. Drew explains, “Addiction has become the disease of our time,” and hopefully he’ll make an impact as these eight celebrities try to overcome their demons.
When you’re up close and personal with Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo, the two things you notice are that she’s gorgeous in person and that she has biceps that could crack walnuts. (We bet those raccoons in her yard would love that.)
But Drita told us that those biceps are the product of years of training implemented by her father. She explained, “I know he was training me for playing World Cup Women’s Soccer and being a professional athlete, he didn’t know he was straight up training a soldier.” Yes, Drita told us she was scouted for the Women’s World Cup team as a teen, but she says “I chose the wrong path. It was either get married and have kids or sacrifice everything and dedicate your time to become a professional soccer player.”
Check out the video for more from Drita, including her thoughts on the “unhappy” haters who criticize the show, and her love of NKOTB singer Jordan Knight. Drita also hinted on Twitter today that she’s working on her own website, Drita.com, launch date TBD. In the meantime, catch her on Mob Wives Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
On Single Ladies, Val has taken to the Internet to solve her dating problems. Unfortunately, she goes on a date from hell, a black man who doesn’t like dating black women, and like any sensible woman would, she immediately tells her story to her friends. In this behind the scenes text message, check out Val’s conversation with Keisha after bailing on Mr. Wrong.
Of course, we know there are more than just freaks and weirdos on the Internet, which is why we want all Single Ladies fans to enter VH1’s “Single and Liking It” Photo Contest where you can win a fabulous getaway for you and your BFFs! For details on how to enter, read on, and don’t forget to tune in to Single Ladies on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The VH1 Blog is lucky enough to welcome back Royce Reed to her weekly recapping gig where she’ll give us her perspective on all things Basketball Wives 3. Check in each week to hear Royce’s take on the drama that goes down. This week: Pit bulls, pool parties, and the bums vs. hoes controversy.
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Pitbulls and Hamsters
First of all I’d like to just say “don’t dish it if you cant take it!” Please find another issue to discuss when it comes to me, because it’s quite shallow to only have one argument when it comes to me. I do appreciate the fact that you all keep my name in your mouth, so thank you for proving that I am a factor in your lives and I don’t need to use anyone’s name to stay relevant. I’m still trying to figure out how being fashionable is wearing colored contacts and maxi dresses every episode, but I digress.