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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 5/18/12: T.I. Releases A Brand New Song, Emily B. Preaches Non-Violence

  • T.I. has a new single out! You can listen to “Like That” righ here. [Angie Martinez]
  • Congratulations to Celebrity Rehab star Rachel Uchitel on the birth of her daughter! Wyatt Lilly was born on May 15. [VH1 Celebrity]
  • After starring on Famous Food, Ashley Dupre has been laying low, but it was announced this week she’s opening a lingerie shop in New Jersey.[NY Mag]
  • Emily Bustamante explains that she doesn’t fight on TV because she’s setting an example for her daughter. “Shut it down,” she says, continuing, “You don’t have to participate in the madness.” [Juicy Mag]
  • Royce Reed called in to TT Torrez’ radio show this week to discuss the Basketball Wives drama surrounding this season. Have a listen. [TheYBF]
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    Tami Roman Deletes Her Twitter Page

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    Royce Reed isn’t the only one to take a break from social networking. Tami Roman has been conspicuously absent from Twitter this week, and today she posted a message to her Facebook page explaining that she and her daughters quit the site for the time being as a result of floods of negativity after this week’s Basketball Wives.

    She writes:

    I deactivated my twitter for the time being because I have been blessed with a wonderful opportunity to work with phenomenal actors on a new television show. I didn’t want to wake up to the continual negativity from a mistake made over four months ago, which I have openly acknowledged and apologized for to overshadow the blessing of this moment. I plan to reactivate my twitter when a formal announcement has been made about this new opportunity with the hopes of putting BasketBall Wives behind me.

    So, like Royce, who has reactivated her Twitter page but has been more scarce on the site this week than usual, it sounds like it’s not the end of Tami on Twitter, but the fan comments have become too much for her to deal with for the moment.

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    by (@lizburrito)

    Basketball Wives Episode 14 Sneak Peek: Say What You Have To Say

    In the aftermath of the Tami/Kesha fight, the only drama that remains is that which needs to be worked out between Jennifer and Evelyn. Oh, right, and the stuff between Kenya and Evelyn. So we’re not in the clear yet after all! Watch the sneak peek from Monday night’s Basketball Wives and remind yourself how happy you are that you weren’t a part of the world’s most dramatic girls’ trip ever.

    Basketball Wives airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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    by (@lizburrito)

    On The Set Of Single Ladies: Janell Snowden Finds Out What To Expect This Season


    “Is there a rule on this set that every guy has to be drop-dead gorgeous?” VH1 News correspondent Janell Snowden asked Denise Vasi in this interview from the set of Single Ladies. The obvious answer: “Yes.” Janell was back talking to the cast about what we can expect from their characters and what it’s like to work on a set full of men like William Levy, DB Woodside, and Romeo Miller. (Somehow, the ladies manage to stay composed in spite of that last hurdle.) And for more coverage from the set of the show, watch yesterday’s clip, where Janell asks the cast to vote on who the sexiest one of the bunch is.

    Single Ladies premieres Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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    by (@lizburrito)

    Mob Wives Season 2: The Highlights And Lowlights Of Renee Graziano

    Renee Graziano probably had no idea her life could change so much in a matter of months, but that’s just what happened from the beginning of this season of Mob Wives to the end. We put together a playlist of Renee’s most dramatic moments from season two, and after watching it back, we’re still stunned that this woman came out on top. She may have admitted her struggles with depression, had a life-threatening health scare, and a family crisis unlike any we’ve ever seen, but this woman proved through all of it that she’s tough as nails. After all of it, she came out on top. Watch Renee’s story unfold, crumbs and all, in our playlist.
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    Watch Janell Snowden Interview The Cast Of Single Ladies: The Keyword Is…Sexy

    VH1 News’ Janell Snowden visited the set of Single Ladies recently to chat with the cast and some very special, very sexy guest stars. Among the topics they all discussed: who in the cast they would all like to see naked (or, who they have seen naked, in some cases). Turns out, the majority of the cast wants to see Charity Shea (better known as April) in the buff. In case you missed this clip when it aired on Big Morning Buzz Live today, check it out and let us know which cast member you’d like to see naked. But let’s keep it tasteful, people.
    Single Ladies premieres on Monday May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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    by (@lizburrito)

    Couples Therapy Star Dr. Jenn Berman Weighs In On Linda Hogan And Charley Hill’s Split

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    Dr. Jenn Berman worked very closely for several weeks with Linda Hogan and Charley Hill, overcoming her own initial skepticism about their relationship, to provide an outlet and a place for them to work out their future together. At the end of this season of Couples Therapy, Charley and Linda even got engaged, which is why we were surprised to read the news yesterday that they split up over the weekend. We spoke to Dr. Jenn today to get some additional insight into the breakup, but reiterates that this was, and still is, a very supportive, loving couple.

    I was so surprised to hear the news of Linda and Charley’s breakup!

    It’s so unfortunate, it’s very sad.

    In the statements that Linda released, she did give a shout out to their recent therapy, do you think this decision was a direct result of working with you to figure out what was best for them?

    I think that both of them developed a lot of insight from being on Couples Therapy because they worked really hard in therapy, and they both became clearer on what each of them needs to come to the relationship a whole person and be ready to take the relationship to the next level. Sometimes people break up and sometimes they get back together, you never know what lies in the future, but sometimes the work has to be done separately in order to be a couple again.

    Did you continue to work with them after the show ended?

    I can’t comment on that, but I can tell you I’m always available and there to support any cast member. I said to DMX in the last episode, once I’m your therapist, I’m always your therapist, and everyone reaches out to me in various ways, shapes and forms.

    I know you had initially felt this way, we all did, we all assumed that because of their age difference, they shouldn’t work, but after eight weeks of the show, we realized how well they did work.

    Totally. And one thing that’s really important is that this is a wonderful, loving relationship. Regardless of whether they’re together or not right now, they had something really special that, thanks to this program, the public got to understand. It was not just an older woman and a younger guy, it was a really meaningful relationship and they provided just the right thing for one another at just the right time in their lives.

    by (@lizburrito)

    Evelyn Lozada Weighs In On Monday’s Episode Of Basketball Wives Saying It “Forced Me To Examine Myself In Ways I Haven’t In The Past”

    Evelyn Lozada Shaunie O'Neal Kesha Nichols Basketball Wives
    Each week during this season of Basketball Wives, we’ve been following the recaps and blog posts written by the cast to get a better understanding of the show. This week’s episode has prompted a LOT of response, and we wanted to post a part of the blog that Evelyn Lozada wrote in response to the situation that occurred between Tami and Kesha, both of whom she is friends with. Here’s what Evelyn has to say:

    Last night’s episode was a whirlwind of emotions for everyone. It’s such a sensitive subject for me because I honestly see it from both sides. I’m not here to condemn or condone anyone especially given some of my choices this season, however I will say that once again last night’s episode and all that happened forced me to look at and examine myself in ways that I haven’t in the past. No matter what the situation is, I’m realizing that we as grown women are allowing ourselves to be placed in a position for judgment. I’m confident that I speak for many of us on the show that when it comes to creating a better balance for television, we are all working very hard to do just that. Many of us are getting help for our inner issues and striving to portray a more positive image overall.

    Tahiti was just an example of all of us being a true work in progress…Hang in there with us, as we vow to grow and become better!

    Related: Tami Roman Offers Kesha Nichols A Public Apology