Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Join The VH1.com Live Chat With Royce Reed Tuesday at 3 PM ET To Discuss All The Basketball Wives Drama On And Off Screen

As our VH1 Blog readers know, Royce Reed writes a weekly recap of Basketball Wives for us and it’s always one of this site’s most popular features. Royce is opinionated, honest, and doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to talking about herself and her co-stars, and that’s why we can barely contain our excitement when we tell you that Royce will be joining us live tomorrow for a Face To Face web chat where she’ll be discussing tonight’s episode and ALL the drama that unfolds. And of course, we’re definitely going to ask her about her current drama with Tami Roman as a result of her most recent blog post published here.

If you’ve seen our preview from tonight’s episode, you know that there’s so much more to discuss, from her trip to North Carolina to meet Kesha‘s family, to Shaunie‘s birthday party which is just another battlefield in the war between Jennifer and Evelyn. So tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT for the show, and log on to VH1.com tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for our chat with Royce which will be hosted by Shirea Carroll from Juicy Magazine, and will feature Christine Imarenezor from ConcreteLoop.com, Tracy Scott from S2S Magazine, and me, Liz Black. We’ll recap the show with Royce for a few minutes before turning the questions over to the fans, because we know you guys could go for a little face time with Royce. We. Can’t. Wait!!!
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Chrissy Lampkin Is Definitely Expecting…A Hangover

Ever since Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones got engaged on Love And Hip Hop earlier this year, rumors that Chrissy was pregnant have been flying. Jim has denied that a baby is on the way himself already, and today, Chrissy had a two-martini lunch to further convince us that there’s not a Jimmy Jr. in her belly. She posted the shot above of two empty glasses with the caption “By the way that’s my sonogram…… Now you know !!!!!!!” to her Twitter page (just after she posted a pic of the full glasses, so the woman knows how to down a cocktail or two in no time) just to make it clear that, for now, she and Jimmy are still a party of two.
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It’s Never Too Early For Booty-Popping, As La La Anthony Proves On Big Morning Buzz Live

Well, in case you were wondering what kinds of hijinks will ensue on season two of La La’s Full Court Life, we’ll definitely be seeing La La getting booty-popping lessons from a stripper. La La showed the moment off during her appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live today and admitted that she’s tried out some of the sexy dance moves the stripper taught her on her hubby, Carmelo Anthony. So do the moves work? “I’m smiling right now, so it must be going good,” she said, high-fiving host Carrie Keagan. And keep watching to hear her commentary on some classic retro clips from TRL like the moment where Tom Cruise tried to “hip hop dance” with La, “It was fun to, you know, have Tom Cruise bumping and grinding on you,” she said.

La La’s Full Court Life premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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Steve And JoAnn Ward Are Going To Dish Out Tough Love, Big Easy-Style, Starting April 15

New Orleans is famous for its crawfish, it’s French Quarter, it’s Mardi Gras festival, and now, it’s going to be known for it’s Tough Love boot camp. Master Matchmakers Steve and JoAnn Ward have taken their skills down south this season to give eight women a new outlook on their love lives. This season of Tough Love New Orleans premieres on Sunday April 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For more information about the new season and some photos of Steve, JoAnn and the new cast, read on.

“Tough Love: New Orleans” Premieres April 15 at 9 PM/8c

Santa Monica, CA – March 19, 2012 – VH1′s love gurus and Master Matchmakers, Steve and JoAnn Ward are getting “tough” again on the newest season of “VH1′s Tough Love.” An all-new cast of unlucky-in-love women hit “The Big Easy” for Steve’s brutally honest love lesson on why they are still single. “Tough Love: New Orleans” premieres on Sunday, April 15 at 9 PM/8c.
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Style Seen: Mob Wives’ Ramona Loves Her Gucci Sunglasses And Bloomingdales


Ramona Rizzo might be tight with Karen Gravano, but they are worlds apart when it comes to their shopping habits. When we talked to Karen, she told us she gets no joy from clothes shopping, while it seems that Ramona might as well start getting her mail at Bloomingdale’s, she’s there so often. When she was in the office recently, I chatted with Ramona about her sunglasses habit and what she’s doing to accessorize now that the Feds are currently in possession of all her jewels. Yeah, seriously. Our interview and photos with Ms. Rizzo are below.

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T.I.’s Got A New Job, And Kelsey Grammer Is His Boss

After watching a season of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, we realized T.I. was a man of many talents. Not only is his music career still thriving, but he’s an entrepreneur in fashion, he’s trying to guide his kids’ careers, and now the man is going to be a regular on the Starz series Boss alongside Kelsey Grammer. Deadline broke the news this weekend that Tip’s acting resume will grow ever longer, and he’ll be appearing in a season-long arc on the show, which films in Chicago. Sounds like he’ll be spending some time away from Atlanta, at least for a few months.

Tip will also show off his acting skills in an episode of Single Ladies later this year.
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June Ambrose Talks About The Most Difficult Clients She Worked With On Styled By June, Which Premieres Monday Night


Our new favorite styleologist, June Ambrose, was on Big Morning Buzz Live today to discuss her show, Styled By June, and host Carrie Keagan wasted no time asking the tough questions. June, who works with everyone from Mischa Barton to Trina to Jaleel White on the new show, had to answer the question of who was the toughest client of all that she had to take on. Her answer: Da Brat. She also said that her dream client, this might surprise you, is Lindsay Lohan. “I know that she needs that friend that’s going to be truly honest,” Ambrose explains. For more of June’s styleology, tune in to Styled By June on Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 3/16/12: Ocho And Ev Treat Their Fans To Dinner And Spa Treatments, La La’s In Vogue

  • It pays to follow Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada on Twitter. Ocho treated two hundred fans to free dinner at soul food restaurant Sylvia’s this week after tweeting “Dinner in NY tonight 1st 200 people at Sylvias restaurant by 7pm in Harlem. Leave ya money/credit cards at home.” Lozada’s been holding a similar contest on her site, offering one fan a free spa day. [/Evelyn Lozada]
  • La La Anthony, along with Carmelo and Kiyan, landed a Vogue photo spread shot by Annie Leibovitz, and the whole family looks model-perfect. [Global Grind]
  • And speaking of gorgeous photo spreads, check out this one in InTouch of the whole cast of Mob Wives looking all cleaned up.
  • Flavor Flav is opening a fried chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, and of course it’s called Flavor Flav’s House Of Flavor. [Yahoo]
  • Somaya Reece, who we’ve mentioned before is undergoing a breast reduction, has posted a video to her blog showing off her new figure. She’s still recovering from surgery, but she’s pretty excited that she can button up her shirts now and can actually see her feet with her new figure! [MissReece.com]
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