Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Kathy Griffin’s Favorite Show Is Couples Therapy!

“Let me tell you something, I love me some Couples Therapy,” Kathy Griffin said as soon as she sat down for her interview on Big Morning Buzz Live this morning. The comedian may be a Bravo person, but she lovvves VH1 shows. “It should be longer. Have you guys thought about doing it in four hour blocks?” she joked. “I’m really pulling for Linda Bollea — formerly Hogan — and her nineteen year old gentleman-partner…they’re not hurting anybody, I’m all for it!” she said. The conversation about Couples Therapy went on for a while, so check out the clip above to hear what Kathy thinks of everyone on the show, and her other favorite shows on the network.
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Exclusive: Royce Reed Addresses Her Relationship Drama With Dezmon, Saying “My Heart Hurts”


After his first appearance on Basketball Wives, Royce Reed‘s boyfriend Dezmon Briscoe shot out front and center because of how perfect he and Royce seemed together, but sadly, they’re actually having some issues this week. Briscoe’s ex-girlfriend (with whom he has a son) just released some “freaky” texts he allegedly sent her as recently as March, and it turns out, they were all real. Last night on Twitter, Dezmon owned up to sending the texts, though he says he never acted on any of them. He tweeted “baby mama wanna be messy so I’ll clean it up. I sent the messages she posted …To be on her good side because she has my son.” He also added “I could of handled the situation better. I’m still wrong and I wanna apologize to @Roycelr because she don’t deserve that. Love you.” Today, Royce wrote to us to reveal what really happened and how she’s coping.

OK HERE WE GO!!! AGAIN, THIS IS MY BLOG AND I SAY WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT.

When I was first asked to blog about what just happened in my life, I shunned it. Now, I realize that due to my life being an open book and my “relationship” being on national TV, I should.

One thing a lot of you don’t know about me is I’m a 100% committed to anything I put my name on. In a relationship comes humility. When I decided to do this show I vowed to be open, and honest about all aspects of my life that I could. I’m human! I don’t portray myself to be anyone I am not. I go to the grocery store in sweats and sneakers like everyone else. Because I’m on TV doesn’t mean I don’t hurt or that I don’t go through the same trials and tribulations as everyone else. We, Reality Stars, are put in a very vulnerable position when we sign up for these shows. No matter what we go through, the good, the bad, the ugly, when we walk outside we get recognized and judged. I’m not going to put on a front like I’m okay. My heart hurts.
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Joy Behar To Host The Mob Wives Two-Part Reunion Special Next Month


Renee Graziano must have made an impression during her recent stint as a guest on The View, because View co-star Joy Behar has been tapped to host the upcoming Mob Wives season two reunion. The reunion, which tapes soon, will air in two parts, on May 20 and 27. Here’s to hoping Joy is able to mediate the Drita-Karen-Ramona situation, and whatever other tears and/or punches that may roll.

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Stevie TV Will Return For Season Two In The Fall Of 2012


Stevie TV‘s first season is coming to a close this Sunday night at 11 p.m. ET/PT, but fear not, comedy lovers, because Stevie Ryan will be back for season two. VH1 is excited to announce that Ryan and the colorful cast of reality stars and celebrities that she impersonates will be back in the fall with all new sketches. To find out more about Stevie TV‘s second season, check out the press release below. And for more with Stevie, watch her interview herself in our exclusive “Stevie on Stevie” interview.

VH1 RENEWS SKETCH COMEDY SERIES “STEVIE TV” FOR A SECOND SEASON OF HILARITY AND MISCHIEF
First Season Finale of “Stevie TV” Airs Sunday, April 22 at 11PM ET


New York, NY- April 19, 2012
— Celebrities be warned! After a successful season sending up shows like “Mob Wives,” “The Real Housewives,” “Toddlers and Tiaras,” and “JerseyShore,” VH1 announced today that “Stevie TV” will return for a second season of pop culture parody at the hands of sketch comedy chameleon and series star Stevie Ryan. Each episode will again be packed with Stevie’s signature brand of quirk and comedy in fast-paced, irreverent sketches along with the mixed-up music videos, mashed-up movie trailers, dead-on celebrity impersonations and fake commercials that fans crave. The second season of “Stevie TV” is slated to premiere this fall on VH1.
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Talking Couples Therapy Episode 5 With Dr. Jenn Berman


Dr. Jenn Berman has been counseling people and offering advice to people in need for some twenty years now, but on VH1′s Couples Therapy, this marks her first time working with a group of ten celebrities whose relationships are in desperate need of repair. We’ll be checking in with Dr. Jenn each week to chat about the progress of her patients on the show, and what she really thinks of their behavior. This week on the show was the most emotional one yet. Dr. Jenn discusses DMX‘s situation with his mother and how important Tashera has been to him, and we also get into the root of childhood trauma.

Episode five is really affecting, with DMX’s breakdown and Jonah coming in to show his video to the group.

It’s very emotional, very emotional. I had tweeted about the episode, saying “If you don’t shed a tear, you probably don’t have a heart.” It’s pretty intense, even after having been there and seen it, I cried while I was watching it.
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Relive The Golden Days Of MTV With The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments Tonight At 7 P.M. ET/PT


Tonight on VH1, prepare to be transported to another era (specifically the late 80s and early 90s) when VH1 airs The 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments at 7 p.m. ET/PT. In case you forgot that J. Lo was once a thick-browed Fly Girl, or you need to be reminded of the fact that the Beastie Boys didn’t always have gray hair, or if you want to be taken back to the time when Tupac performed in non-hologram mode, this is the show to watch.

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Jennifer Williams Files Lawsuit Against Nia Crooks, Nia Says She Regrets The Slap

Jennifer Williams is following through with that threat that she may not be the type to slap someone, but she has no problem slapping them with a lawsuit. The New York Daily News reports that Williams is suing Nia Crooks in New York (in addition to filing a complaint in Florida). Williams says she is “she is still suffering from a whiplash-like neck injury and post traumatic stress stemming from the slap,” and thinks that the footage of the fight, which aired on Monday’s episode, is “disturbing” and “humiliating,” stating “I get anxiety just thinking about it.”

While the News could not reach Nia for comment, she did give an interview to Baller Alert this week and stated about the fight “I did not go on television to slap Jen. Before I entered that suite I had a few cocktails and 30 minutes of conversation had already taken place between Shaunie, Tami, Evelyn amd I…Me asking her what happened between her and I, and her reaction to me, took me by surprise. Let me say this, I’m not out here gang banging threatening people and acting like I will bust everyone’s ass. However, please believe, I was not raised no punk and I don’t lip box. If you disrespect me, I will react. Whether the cameras were rolling or not, I would have slapped the sh*t out of Jen. Jen was real bold with that mouth but she gets like that when she thinks she will be rescued. This was one incident where her rescuing team didn’t get to her fast enough. So I had to slap some sense into her ass.” However, Nia does admit that she regretted the situation, saying “I’m not going to lie, I did regret it after it happened. I actually prayed on it. It bothered me that someone I love and someone I know, became someone I use to love and someone I knew.”

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Mailbag: Tough Love Stars Steve And JoAnn Ward Answer YOUR Relationship Questions

Steve and JoAnn Ward are Master Matchmakers, it says so right there in the name of their business. And with years of relationship and matchmaking experience under their belts, not to mention four successful seasons of Tough Love, they’ve set the bar for realistic, no-B.S. dating advice. And now they’re offering their advice to viewers on the VH1 Blog. We asked Tough Love Facebook fans this week to submit their relationship questions and you all really had a lot of them, so we picked some of our favorites for Steve and JoAnn to address, and we’ll be posting their answers every week. If you’d like to submit a question, just become a Facebook fan and leave a comment here! Here are this week’s questions.

Tameeca Owens Keepitreal asks “How do I make a good first impression??”

JoAnn says:
There are five tips you should always remember when meeting a guy for the first time:
1. Smile: Be happy, if you smile, he will likely smile back.
2. Listen: Men notice if you remember something they said earlier.
3. Focus: Be present. Don’t play with your phone. Using your phone on a date is a turn off for anyone.
4. Be positive: Be open and agreeable.
5. Be sexy: To a man this means confident, fun and approachable.

Heather Torres wrote “It seems as if a majority of the men I have been dating have been notorious for the “disappearing act;” things go fabulous for a couple months and all of a sudden things come to a screeching halt and I seem to get the “I’m not ready for anything serious” text message, if they are decent enough to notify me of their change of heart. I am a decent women, with a good job and not emotionally dependent or smothering I like my space so can respect a man’s space. What is it about a man with these tendencies, or what are warning signs I need to look out for?

Steve says: Unfortunately, that is a very circumstantial question and I cannot give a blanket answer that will apply for all women. At the end of the day, you need to realize that you are competing with a lifestyle, and you need to be able to show a man that a life is better with you than without you.

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Corri McFadden On House Of Consignment Episode 8, A.K.A. Hoarders Lite


Each week during the season on House of Consignment, we’ll be talking to eDrop Off owner and woman whose wardrobe we covet, Corri McFadden, about her take on every episode. This week belonged to Jilda, the Los Angeles woman with a closet packed to the rafters with Birkin bags and jogging purses.

Episode eight was all about Jilda. That closet was insane. Do you consider her a hoarder?

Yes. 100% If she doesn’t know it, I hope this episode will be a reality check. She refuses to get rid of anything, that is the sign of a hoarder, she just can’t separate. We have not been back to her house but I will tell you, she took back a lot of the merchandise we cleaned out for her. Read more…

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House Of Consignment Episode 7: Corri McFadden On Her New Jewelry Line And How eDrop-Off Is Perfect For New Mothers


Each week during the season on House of Consignment, we’ll be talking to eDrop Off owner and woman whose wardrobe we covet, Corri McFadden, about her take on every episode.This week,Corri revealed that shes been secretly working on a jewelry line, so we found out more about that, and we talked about how new moms could really benefit from her store.
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