Meeka Claxton, the newest star of Basketball Wives, has already been accused of stirring up the pot and trying to get in the good graces of all her co-stars while talking about some of them behind their backs. Obviously we’re only one episode in, but we can already tell that Meeka’s going to create some drama on the show but, she swears, it’s all due to how she’s edited and it’s not her fault.
“I mean, I watched it. And this is what I signed up for–– it’s not me, the way I was portrayed, but it was entertaining.” Meeka told the Miami New Times. I was very surprised,” she continued, “A lot with Royce; it was all cut out that I said how nice she was, how bubbly she was. So, it’s funny how it started so innocently.” Meeka says her husband, Speedy Claxton, didn’t want her to do the show but that she wanted to be on it to show “someone who has a business and a great family and foundation.”
And though she’s spent a couple of months with her co-stars, she hasn’t really gotten close to them. “I wouldn’t consider any of them friends. But I’m still getting to know them. It’s been such a short amount of time. And I didn’t go in there looking for friends.”
Check out Meeka (and decide for yourself if it’s the woman or the editing that’s stirring up trouble) on Basketball Wives tonight and every Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
When Mob Wives star Renee Graziano visited the set of Big Morning Buzz Live today, we were kinda smitten with her immediately. She was hilarious and candid during her interview with host Carrie Keagan, and despite how tough she can seem, she was incredibly sweet both on- and off-camera. She got down to business though when she was asked, “Who’s tougher, the Mob Wives or the Housewives of Jersey?” Renee’s simple answer (once she stopped laughing): “Did you see the girls on my show?”
Check out the full clip above, and in case you haven’t seen the girls on her show, Mob Wives airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Hot off the panini presses (Food pun! Sorry!), we’ve just received word that the new VH1 series Famous Food will premiere on July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show follows some classic reality stars (Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka), a Sopranos actor (Vincent Pastore), and three musicians (Ashley Dupre, DJ Paul and Juicy J), as they all work together to open a restaurant in Los Angeles called Lemon Basket. If you’re in the area, check out the menu and let us know how this place is — it’s already got 4.5 stars on MenuPages, so these guys must be doing something right! For the full press release with even more information about the show, and a gallery from the opening of Lemon Basket, keep reading!
VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live airs every weekday morning at 9:30 a.m., but if you want even more of the hot Buzz action, you can actually interact withour celebrity guests online while they’re here in our studio.
We have partnered with a new company called VYou to give viewers a chance to interview guests for yourselves from the comfort of your own couch. Just submit a question for either our lovely host Carrie Keagan or any of our upcoming guests through the widget above or by visiting our Big Morning Buzz Live page on VYou.com and wait for them to respond to you via our in-studio webcam.
This week’s confirmed Big Morning Buzz Live guests are: Renee Graziano, Steve-O, Sanaa Lathan, Piper Perabo, Natasha Bedingfield, Toni, Tamar, and Trina Braxton, Andy Grammer, Teresa Giudice, and David Cook.
Why wouldn’t you want to get some juicy dirt out of these people?
We’re completely fascinated by Audrina‘s “Friend/Stylist,” Joey Tierney, who often pops up on Audrina as an accomplice and relationship therapist when Drina needs her most. In this bonus video, watch Stylist Joey in action as she advises Audrina on the best looks for summer. Check out Joey’s favorite seasonal trends (romance and bold patterns in summer 2011, y’all!) and the look she calls “sneaky sexy.”
Audrina airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Flavor Flav has a memoir coming out on June 1st called The Icon The Memoir in which the Public Enemy rapper discusses his drug addiction, his trouble with the law, and of course, his time spent on VH1′s Flavor of Love.
In an interview with XXL Magazine, Flav elaborates on his stint as a reality star. He tells the site he got his start because “I was seen on the camera at Steve Harvey’s show. The next thing you know Bernie Mac people gave me a call and they want me to do a guest appearance on his show. Once I got out and did Surreal Life 3 it was a wrap. [That] turned into Strange Love with Brigitte Nielson. That turned into the Flavor of Love for three seasons.”
When asked if he was ever really looking for true love on Flavor of Love, Flav responded “I don’t like hurting people’s feelings. You know it’s bad karma when you hurt people’s feelings. I had to be careful of the girls’ feelings that were really, really, really there for me. The ones that I knew were not there for me were the ones that I kept… [And] If anybody got it in, your boy Flavor Flav got it in.”
While Flav says he doesn’t speak to any of the girls from Flavor Of Love, he does have a soft spot for one in particular, Somethin‘, otherwise known as The One Who Pooped On The Stairs. Flav remembers that “Sumthin’ was real cool and everything, but that’s what happens when a woman drinks all day and can’t hold her food in her system. I mean how much s— can a thong hold?” Words of wisdom if we ever heard them.
For more, check out the full interview at XXL Magazine.
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Despite being a star and producer of Basketball Wives where everyone’s drama is out there for the world to see, Shaunie O’Neal has managed to maintain some sense of privacy surrounding her divorce from Shaquille O’Neal. Not an easy feat considering the rumors of his infidelity with Laura Govan, sister of Gloria, and his current relationship with Flavor Of Love winner Hoopz.
And now that Shaq has announced his retirement from the NBA, Shaunie has remained a class act, tweeting an adorable message to him. Shaunie, who is the mother of Shaq’s five children, wrote yesterday “@SHAQ Top Draft Pick, Rookie of the Year,Season MVP,4 Rings,3xFinals MVP, More Importantly MostValubleDad! Congratulations!” We love it when Twitter is used for good and not evil, thank you Shaunie.
Check out Shaunie and the rest of the Basketball Wives Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PM.
Nancee from Saddle Ranch has become one of the most entertaining parts of the show for us these days. The aspiring hairstylist has won a bull-riding contest and a trip to Cabo this season, not to mention the fact that she has had an adorable flirtation with Dave the hot server. So we were psyched to have Nancee visit us in the office last week, and even more psyched that she agreed to give her co-workers a virtual makeover with some hairstyles we whipped up.
In the clip above, check out part one of Nancee’s makeovers where makes over Saddle Ranch manager Candy, who she says “likes the rock and roll boys.” (Admittedly, that came as a surprise to us because Candy just seems plain scary.) Then Nancee gives her buddy Noah a “sweet receding hairline,” which she says he’s going to look like in twenty years anyway. Check back next week for more of Nancee’s extreme co-star makeovers, and tune in to Saddle Ranch Sunday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
It’s official, VH1 is killing it on Monday nights. The premiere of Basketball Wives‘ third season brought in over 3.5 million viewers during its 8 p.m. premiere and the 11 p.m. encore. And the debut of the network’s first scripted series, Single Ladies, collected 2.8 million viewers during its original showing and encore. Monday night was our highest rated night since October 2009 thanks to all of you viewers who tuned in. For more info about the ratings and the new season of hot summer shows, read on…
Judging from the comments on our Basketball Wives 3 recap and on Royce Reed‘s recap, people are divided over the whole “You Are A Non-F’N Factor, Bitch” t-shirt situation. (Check the recap or, better yet, watch the entire episode if you’re unfamiliar with the drama between Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman surrounding the insult.)
Well, Team Evelyn fans, if you want a piece of the action you’re in luck, because Lozada is now selling the shirts on her website. Even though we think the quote is kind of hilarious, we think Tami is right to be insulted by the shirts. If anyone on Team Tami wants to get crafty on CafePress and create a t-shirt for her, we’d like to see this playing field even out a bit. In the meantime, get your “Non-F’N Factor” shirts here and don’t forget to watch what happens next between these two on Basketball Wives 3, airing Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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