Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Tami Roman’s Thoughts On Basketball Wives Episode 5: “It’s Not My Job To Blog, BUT I’m Going To Do It Anyway”

This season is bringing out the writer in everyone on Basketball Wives, that’s for sure. Between Jennifer and Evelyn‘s blogs, plus the regular recap that Royce posts for us here, we’re getting a ton of insider information and multiple sides to every storyline on the show, and for the past couple weeks, Tami Roman has thrown her two cents in on her website as well. So what’s Tami have to say about Monday night’s episode? Read for yourself. (As always, the ladies are verbose, so we have abbreviated this post and pulled some of the best quotes, but do yourself a favor and read the entire thing on Tami’s site.) Keep reading till the end, Tami definitely has some choice words not just for her cast mates but for her producers as well.

It’s Not My Job to Blog, BUT I’m going To Do It Anyway

Watching this episode made it official…it’s my turn to play the angry black woman. I don’t want to address to many things because I will see all of these ladies at the reunion and I’m much more of a face to face person, but here goes…
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Couples Therapy Star Tashera Simmons Says She’ll Never Love Anyone Like She Loves DMX

You may not know very much about Tashera Simmons at the moment, but if you tune in to Couples Therapy, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1, you’ll get an intimate look at the woman whose other half is rapper DMX. Tashera and DMX have known each other for an astonishing twenty five years (though they’ve been separated for six years), and in this interview with Cherry Martinez, she opens up about their relationship. Consider this interview like a primer before the show tonight. The issue with their relationship lies partially in the fact that her husband has fathered six children with other women while still married to Tashera, and still the woman is a picture of calm and grace. “Something about him just struck a chord with me,” Tashera says. “He’s all I’ve ever known.”
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VH1 Has The Ex-Factor: Look Out For Our Newest Show, Hollywood Exes, This Summer


What’s it like being the wife of an A-list actor, singer, or athlete? Chances are, it’s a struggle to keep your relationship afloat and hold down a normal life when your husband has a high profile, and as a result, as we all know, plenty of Hollywood marriages end in divorce. But often it’s not until these wives come out from behind their ex-husbands shadows that you really get to know them, which is why we’re so excited for Hollywood Exes, VH1′s new series that promises a look inside the lives of some of the most high-profile wives in the business. To find out who will be a part of the cast and what to expect, read the press release and and view our photo gallery below. The show is slated to premiere this summer.

VH1 JOINS THE EX WIVES CLUB WITH “HOLLYWOOD EXES”

Nicole Murphy, Jessica Canseco, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia
and Andrea Kelly Are Set To Star

The Series Will Premiere In The Summer Of 2012 With 10 One-Hour Episodes

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 21, 2012) – They kept the homes fires burning while their husbands were topping the music charts and setting box offices ablaze worldwide. But now, as Hollywood’s A-List ex-wives, they must adjust their own courses without their former husbands and make a name for themselves in VH1′s new series “Hollywood Exes” (working title).

The series will star Nicole Murphy (ex wife of Eddie Murphy – 13 years), Jessica Canseco (ex wife of Jose Canseco – 4 years), Sheree Fletcher (ex wife of Will Smith – 3 years), Mayte Garcia (ex wife of Prince – 3 years), and Andrea Kelly (ex wife of R. Kelly – 12 years). “Hollywood Exes” will premiere in the summer of 2012 with 10 one-hour episodes.

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Kesha Nichols Shows Off Her Boy Band Moves And Clears Up Some Rumors On Big Morning Buzz Live


Kesha Nichols swung by Big Morning Buzz Live today to chat with Carrie Keagan about being the new girl on Basketball Wives, which she says was like re-living the first day of high school all over again. Carrie got right into it with Kesha, asking her if she thinks Tami will ever apologize so that they can mend their relationship. “She will never apologize,” Kesha replied. “I’m sorry, I don’t think she’s the apologizing type.”

A couple more fun facts we learned from this clip: she’s a former shoe model, she loves boy band choreography (New Kids On The Block, to be exact) and isn’t afraid to whip it out if asked, and no, she never tried to get Kenya’s husbands phone number. Watch the full clip of Kesha’s appearance above. Basketball Wives airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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An Exclusive Chat With Kesha Nichols About Her Onscreen Conflicts, And How She Might Bring Some Muscle With Her To The Reunion


I sat down with Kesha Nichols this week to talk about her life as a basketball wife, and I think we had a great little chat. We took some photos of her for an upcoming post, we asked her about her most embarrassing childhood story (it’s a doozie), and of course we asked her what in the world is going on this season between all the women, and she was, much like she is on the show, honest, but not pot-stirring. She told me that filming wrapped on season four (an unprecedented twenty weeks of filming) this past weekend, so for now, she’s back in New York City, working on her dance company, Sugar and Spice, and enjoying the freedom that comes with the off-season. Of course, there’s always the reunion. We’ll get to that.

There’s been some drama online between Tami and Royce and I was wondering if you would talk about that and tell us how it’s affected you.

As far as Royce and Tami, I have nothing to do with their friendship and relationship. I have gone to Royce as a friend telling her my concerns, but I’ve never given her my opinion of Tami, I’ve never said anything bad about her. Royce is her own person, they have their own relationship, and she chooses to speak to Tami about Tami’s behavior, not for me, not because of me. Whatever is going on with them is between the two of them.
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She Said/She Said: Jennifer And Evelyn Recap Basketball Wives Episode 5 On Their Blogs


Both Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams will be maintaining their own blogs this season in order to give their own sides of the story presented onscreen on Basketball Wives. We’ve been checking in with these blogs each week, as well as posting Royce Reed‘s recaps which are exclusive to the VH1 Blog to give you guys the most comprehensive coverage we can. (And when the other ladies feel the urge to recap, we don’t leave them out either!) This week, though, Jennifer and Evelyn address their fight at Shaunie‘s party. Per usual, we’ve condensed their posts, so head to their sites to read everything they’ve written.

Jennifer says:

Phillipes, Phillipes! SMH! Where do I start? Let’s just say the drinks were flowing and that is normally when things go left. First off, my speech was not about myself it was about how I thought Shaunie was a good example for me to look at because I feel she made the best out of a negative situation and she is now happy. But again, the beauty of editing! As you have watched me for three seasons now, I am never the loudest one in the room, I do not try to be nor do I want the focus on me. Overall, I think what happened at Phillipes was immature and unfortunate. Sadly, sometimes when the red light on the camera comes on you never what you are going to get. I call it the Red Light Special! “You ain’t about this life.” Hmmm, what life is that? The life I am about is trying to be happy and making strides to be an independent woman. Overall, I hope Shaunie enjoyed her birthday despite the drama!
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Notable, Quotable June Ambrose Creates Her Own Lexicon On Styled By June


One of the things we love about Styled By June is that star June Ambrose has a comeback or a unique definition for everything. When she was giving client Mischa Barton an image makeover on this week’s episode, we took note, so instead of giving you a straight recap, we’d like to give you a more visual representation of what happens when you give yourself over to the Juniverse. From June’s assistant Rachel trying to learn the ropes to Mischa’s anxiety with the press, to Eli’s graphic description of friendship, here are our favorite scenes and quotes from the night.
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June Ambrose Takes Our Style Seen Coverage Up A Notch


Whenever we write about June Ambrose, we feel like we’re a little gushy and over-the-top, but it’s just because we think she’s one of those people who radiates positive energy and makes us feel giddy. Of course, we also feel like we need to step up our fashion game because, since she’s a professional stylist, she always looks on-point. The evening of the premiere party for her show, Styled By June, was no exception, the woman positively glowed as she held court at the Crosby Street Hotel in Soho, New York, but she took some time out before the party really got going to allow us to document her look of the night for our Style Seen feature. It’s a testament to her that even the wallpaper she stands near looks like an accessory that was meant to complement her. Check out her fabulous ensemble in our gallery below, and tune in every week to her show on Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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[Photos: Michele Crowe/VH1]