It’s been an interesting task, compiling these year-end lists from the stars on our network. No doubt they’re an eclectic group with vastly different tastes and interests, but one thing that unites them all is their love of Twitter. Each and every one of the stars we’ve spoken to have a Twitter account and follow it religiously, which is why we love their responses when we asked them who their favorite person is on the social site. It may not surprise you to hear that @Oprah was a biggie amongst our stars, but even more popular than Opes herself? Reverend Run (@RevRunWisdom). Check out our full list of favorites below.
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A lot of Karen Gravano‘s life is up in the air right now. She describes her relationship with her ex, David, as “complicated,” her daughter Karina is still living in Arizona while Karen grounds herself in New York City, and she explains that having a dating life while on a reality show is tricky. But one things that’s a definite is her career. Her book comes out on February 12, she’s working on a movie development deal, and she’s working hard to promote it all these days. In our exclusive interview with Karen, she discusses all these topics in detail…but for the full story, you’re going to have to tune in to the season premiere of Mob Wives which airs on New Year’s Day at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air on VH1 on January 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Like most award shows, there will be A-listers present, awards will be handed out, and glamorous dresses will be worn. Unlike most award shows, comedians Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer will be hosting. What could go wrong with two professionals like them as emcees? Well, according to this promo, approximately everything. If this show is a bee-filled bloodbath, don’t say they didn’t warn you.
VH1 has released a couple new photos from a shoot that took place recently with the entire cast of Mob Wives (including Renee‘s ex, Junior Pagan, and Ramona Rizzo). We could honestly look at these photos all day, they’re gorgeous and so dramatic! Below, check out another version that features the original four ladies, too. Only eleven more days till the new season airs and we can’t waaaaiiiit!
“If a car was at the top of your to-do list, it’s time for me to be realistic with where Jimmy’s head is,” the long-suffering, commitment-ready Chrissy Lampkin says when Jim brings home a brand new car instead of, say, an engagement ring for her, in this exclusive sneak peek of next week’s Love And Hip Hop. Watch Chrissy kill Jim’s new car buzz as soon as he rolls in the driveway, telling him “I don’t want to see this car. I want it out of my driveway.” When he offers to park it around the corner (oh, Jimmy, you so aren’t getting it) she tells him “And that’s where I’ll have your mail sent too.”
And this scene is just the tip of the iceberg — this episode is quite possibly the most explosive one yet, trust us when we say that you’re not going to be able to tear yourself away from the screen on Monday. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET/PT to see what we mean.
It’s no secret that Renee Graziano loves her plastic surgery, and the full-body lift she received this summer will factor heavily into the story for Mob Wives‘ second season. But now that Renee has her new bod, she’s not shy about flaunting it. Ms. Graziano appears on the cover of Mob Candy magazine and shows off her new legs, butt, and then some in a sexy, pole dancey pictorial within the so-called “Renee Issue.” Check out some of the pics of Renee and her new body in our gallery and let us know what you think! Personally, it’s the cover shot that we’re loving the most.
[Photos: Mob Candy/TMZ]
Every show has an underdog, a person who’s not quite part of “the circle,” or who has to work hard against all odds to make a name for themselves. Sometimes the underdog is constantly swimming upstream, and sometimes they “rise to the top,” in the words of Draya, the classic underdog from Basketball Wives L.A., and Draya did just that, working her way into the circle and becoming a fan favorite. So we want to know which struggling star won you over the most this year. Was it Draya, who had to work just to not be judged by those around her? Was it Royce from Basketball Wives, who had to dodge insults and flying glass throughout season three? Or maybe you prefer Somaya Reece, who was clearly the underdog of the first season of Love And Hip Hop, but thankfully Kimbella is taking her place in season two. On Baseball Wives, Jordana Lenz is the one labeled a groupie (or in baseball terms, a “cleat-chaser”) and has to defend herself against the actual wives. And then of course, there’s the sole man on our list, a man who lives in a house full of strong-willed women who just wants everyone to get along, Mr. Mark Patridge from Audrina. This poor guy hardly stands a chance with all the fighting that goes on around him. Take our poll and let us know who your pick is for the Biggest Underdog of 2011.
Hey guys! First off, happy holidays!
I hope everyone is enjoying some quiet family time!!! Now for my Love And Hip Hop recap…The more I do the blog, the more I appreciate being able to express myself the next day after seeing the show on television. Where do we start? I am very happy to see Chrissy and Nancy getting along, as well as Yandy and Chrissy coming to an understanding. Maybe even agreeing to disagree.
I must admit, I’m a bit peeved that they made it seem like I felt Chrissy needed to apologize to Kim. I NEVER said that, nor do I believe that. What I was saying was if you didn’t get the apology, let it go, it’s not happening. Let’s all move on. But hey, it is what it is. I know what I said and how I meant it to come off. I’m very proud of Emily for moving forward finding her place and doin’ what she loves to do. I just hope she takes her time and is careful in how she moves with Fab. Yandy pulled off a dope video in two days, enough said. She’s a beast, you go GIRL.
And now to me and Rich…It’s been a journey for us both. I’ve been trying to open up and “show the world” who I am, but I don’t think people realize how difficult it is after some of my prior incidents with the press and blogs. I’m definitely a work in progress. Rich is my best friend and wants the best for me, this I know, so we will figure it out. We always do. Deal or no deal, we have a calling and I will continue to pursue it ’til I can’t anymore. Well, that about sums it up! Hold on something’s missing from this past week…hmmm can’t put a finger on it…oh well see you next week!
Who made a lasting impression on you this year? Was it Steve Jobs, or Seal Team Six, or maybe just Lady Gaga (because of her Thanksgiving Special, obviously)? We asked some of our favorite VH1 celebs who they consider to be their 2011 Person Of The Year, and while there are some usual suspects on the list, we love that there’s a lot of family on here too. Check out who made the list below.
What does self-described “people person” and mob wife Drita D’Avanzo do when she’s not filming her hit show? “I’m super-busy,” she tells us in this exclusive interview we nabbed recently. “I’m meeting with fans and it’s nice, I love it and I’m enjoying every minute of it…You’re going to see me on stage rapping, like, in the middle of a club,” she says. And when we asked if she was surprised by the overwhelming popularity of the show, she told us “I don’t think I’m surprised about the response the show has gotten because…really? Seriously? Do you know people like us?”
To find out more about whether Drita’s spoken to Lee or Karen recently, and to get her input about how hard it is to date now that she (and her veins) have a reputation for fighting, watch the full clip above. Mob Wives premieres on New Year’s Day at 8 p.m. ET/PT.