Despina admits that she’s always wanted to be on a game show, and this week on Tough Love New Orleans, her dream comes true. Steve has arranged for all the women to be contestants on Turned Off, a game show that’s sweeping the nation, where women admit something about themselves and a panel of men tell them whether it’s a turn-on or a turn-off. Okay maybe this game isn’t quite sweeping the nation just yet. The men respond to what the women say by hitting a red light or a green light (green for turned on, red for turned off), so the women can see just how good or bad their conversation skills are.
The last time we saw Renee, she was heading in to her father’s hearing, and this week, we pick up at the courthouse. You could say it didn’t go well. Inside the courtroom, old friends and family who have turned on Renee filled the gallery and refused to speak to her, all because of what Junior did, but that didn’t matter so much because the one person who showed her forgiveness was her father.
Though they haven’t spoken for ages and he’s showing signs of frailty, he made loving gesture to her and that’s all Renee needed. “To see him look at me with nothing but love, I felt welcome in spite of the way everybody else felt,” she says.
It sounds like it. Love And Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante just tweeted a few minutes ago “There will be a 3rd Season of #loveandhiphop NY but I will not be a cast member. The show was a great experience.. Thank you Mona and Stefan.” A few moments later she hinted that she might have bigger things to come, writing “But…. You won’t miss me for long ;) hmmm.. #Vh1”
Click below to see Emily’s tweet, and let us know how you feel about this alleged departure. If the news is legit, will you miss her? Read more…
Linda Hogan‘s relationship with the much-younger Charley Hill has been a topic that’s been up for debate for the past four years, and Linda admitted today on Big Morning Buzz Live that she’s well aware of their public perception. Which is pretty much why she and Charley chose to be on Couples Therapy (which airs right here on VH1 on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT). Their relationship is a healthy one, but Linda’s familiar with the scrutiny and judgment that comes from the court of public opinion. “You have to be willing to trust and you have to roll the dice,” Linda says, which is why she’s let go of some of her trust issues and is in a good place with Charley. “I’m going to give it my all this time…And things are great with us.”
She also discusses one of the most emotional story lines on the show, DMX‘s breakdown over his relationship with his mother. “It was a good time for him to break it down and let it out,” she says. “Coming clean was just so healing…It gave you goosebumps to see a man that famous just come to his knees. It was a healing thing for everybody.”
Denise Vasi has been spending the last five months or so settling into her character, an Atlanta society gal with a heart of gold named Raquel Lancaster, on Single Ladies. We’ve spoken to her about the character and she’s told us that Raquel “comes from high society Atlanta…[but] Raquel doesn’t come with the pretentiousness that she could.”
In a new interview with Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Vasi elaborates even further on the character. Vasi explains “Raquel, when you first meet her, she’s going to go through something that propels her into this life-changing journey. She goes through something that drops in her life like a bomb, and she spends the rest of the season figuring out what she wants.” Her character is an old friend of Keisha’s, but she explains where she’s been hiding saying “She’s a longtime friend of Keisha’s. Raquel used to summer with her aunt who lived next door to Keisha. So, they used to spend their summers together, and they’ve been like sisters ever since. They’ve always communicated. We just didn’t see Raquel ’cause Raquel was traveling for work.” You can read the full interview with Denise to find out more back story and what to expect from Raquel, and tune in to the Single Ladies season premiere Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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The last time Gloria Govan was on our TV, she was confirming that she and Matt Barnes were over. It was last fall during the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion show, and Gloria, who had spent the entire first season of the show working on her career and herself decided she needed some time and space away from Barnes, with whom she has twin boys. Gloria even told us “right now I’m taking my time to grow as an individual,” but that she would “never say never” to reuniting. But ever since then…well…Gloria and Matt can’t seem to stay away from each other.
And now, the rumor is that not only are they back together, but they’ve gotten engaged again. Necole Bitchie ran a photo of Gloria and Matt together, with Gloria wearing a ring that she’s shielding with her finger, causing speculation that it’s an engagement ring. Gloria was the first to admit that they have a roller coaster of a relationship, but whether or not a wedding is in the works, we wish them all the best. What do you guys think of the rumors?
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Dr. Jenn Berman has been counseling people and offering advice to people in need for some twenty years now, but on VH1′s Couples Therapy, this marks her first time working with a group of ten celebrities whose relationships are in desperate need of repair. We’ll be checking in with Dr. Jenn each week to chat about the progress of her patients on the show, and what she really thinks of their behavior. This week on the show, DMX faced his mother for the first time in years for an emotional reunion, and Angelina and Chris struggled to co-exist with Chris’ manager, Nicole.
When DMX’s mom walked in, I was actually really surprised that their session went so smoothly, I thought it might be more volatile.
I think it went well because we all worked really hard to get everyone in the right state of mind beforehand to have that happen. And I really emphasized with him, we’re not here to debate what happened, we’re not here to discuss “did she beat you that way or hit you this way,” we’re here to connect and to see if there’s anything to salvage. Because this is a man who clearly needed the comfort of his mom. Just like any parent, X’s mom had her own limitations, and for him to see what her limitations are and to potentially get some nurturing from her was really healing for him, and to know she loved him was really important to him.
Were you surprised by Nicole’s behavior when she arrived at the house? She came, but then she wouldn’t be in the same room as Angelina, then she threatened to leave…
I thought it was very revealing about her feelings toward Chris.