Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the fist ever girls trip in the history of reality TV where everyone returned with their friendships intact. It’s a miracle. Thank you, Hollywood Exes. Thank you.
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We were doing a little Google search on Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta star Lil Scrappy today and found what we think is the funniest, cutest (and weirdest) mother-son video ever. In episode three of G’s Up TV, a web series Scrappy made back in 2007, the entire video is dedicated to Momma Dee and features old photos of mom and son together (we have them all in our gallery below, including a pic of Momma in her best pimp gear) and a candid conversation with the pair. There’s some great stuff in the interview, but really we just can’t get over this photo of baby Scrappy:
Bethenny Frankel is known for saying whatever comes to mind, so when she had Prince‘s ex-wife Mayte Garcia from Hollywood Exes on her show, she asked what we’ve all been wondering “What’s that like in the bedroom?”
Garcia, along with her fellow Exes Sheree Fletcher and Andrea Kelly were all on Bethenny’s couch to discuss the show and it hit so many topics, it was hard to keep up. Watch as the ladies discuss the Tom-Katie divorce, manscaping, Rihanna and Chris Brown, and of course, their famous exes. And we love that Bethenny asked Andrea about the recent gossip that R. Kelly blamed his divorce from Andrea on The Notebook, saying he wept because he wasn’t in love the way the film’s characters were. To that, Andrea replied. “Honey, nobody’s marriage is The Notebook. It’s a movie.”
Andrea Kelly is a busy woman, between her dancing, her move to Los Angeles, and being a full-time mom. We’re so thrilled though that she’s taken the time from her schedule to contribute weekly recaps of Hollywood Exes to the VH1 Blog. Here’s her latest post on episode three of the show.
Episode 3: No Way Jose!
Hey everybody! Before I get to the good stuff, I want to say thank you. My girls and I are so grateful for our fans. It’s because of all of you that Hollywood Exes is a hit show. I hope that you all tell family and friends to tune in every week as we embark upon this journey of self discovery, reinvention, and healing. This life lesson is a scary one and sometimes hard to do, but with our “sister-girl fans” rooting us on we’ll make it across the finish line! Please know the same love you have for us, we have for you too!
Okay y’all, it’s time to get deep like wrinkles!
It’s called “exes” for a reason. I’m not opposed to having lunch with my ex. Talking on the phone with my ex. Sending a Christmas card to my ex. But living with my ex…oh, hell no! When relationships end we need to reflect and answer the question “Why did it end?” Many times we end up with the same person or the same type of person because we haven’t completed the journey.
A completed journey comes with self-responsibility and clarity. When we blame the other person we are not being responsible for what we allowed that ultimately resulted in the demise of the relationship. You haven’t finished the journey! Clarity comes when we know what we will no longer allow. This keeps us from ending up with that person again or dating someone that reminds us of our exes. We can’t expect different results from the same person. No way, Jose. So take some “me time” and ask yourself, is it really my ex or is it me?
In their own words, Stand Up 2 Cancer is “a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research,” and VH1 is thrilled to announce that once again we will be partnering with this amazing organization to broadcast the bi-annual Stand Up 2 Cancer event on September 7, 2102. VH1, along with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and select cable channels will air the hour-long fundraiser which will feature dozens of musicians, movie stars, and athletes, all fighting to eradicate this disease.
For more information about this show and the charity, read the press release below, and tune in to the special when it airs this fall on VH1.
“STAND UP TO CANCER” RETURNS TO PRIMETIME
FOR ITS THIRD STAR-STUDDED BROADCAST ON SEPTEMBER 7th
OSCAR®-WINNING ACTRESS GWYNETH PALTROW
TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE
WITH EMMY AWARD WINNER JOEL GALLEN
LIVE, ONE-HOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT TO AIR
COMMERCIAL-FREE SIMULTANEOUSLY ON ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC AND CABLE
8:00 PM ET AND PT / 7:00 PM CT
JULY 11, 2012 (Los Angeles / New York) – Building on two historic fundraising telecasts in 2008 and 2010, groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET & PT). Executive producers Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions will join Stand Up To Cancer’s production team to deliver a one-of-a-kind show featuring performances from top recording artists, and celebrities from film, television and sports engaging viewers with powerful stories and a moving call-to-action. Read more…
On Sunday, during the premiere of Big Ang, we let you guys know that we’d be offering up the show’s catchy (like, can’t-get-it-out-of-our-head catchy) theme song on iTunes, and it’s finally here! The “Big Ang Theme” by Moxie Black is on sale now…if you haven’t already picked a personal song of summer, allow us to suggest this one. You can find it here.
It’s hard not to relate in some way to all the women on Hollywood Exes — they’ve all endured trouble with men, they’re all businesswomen who are working hard on their careers, and they all have impeccable style that we aspire to have. It’s hard to nail down which woman we’re most like, but that’s why we’ve devised a handy VH1 mobile quiz to help us figure it out. To have the quiz sent directly to your phone, text “EXES” to 22422. Are you a Sheree, Mayte, Nicole, Andrea or Jessica? I’m a Mayte…must be all those Prince dishes I have in my china cabinet.
[Photo: VH1/Piotr Sikora]
Prepare to meet some of the craziest mother-daughter pairs reality TV has ever seen. On Wednesday, July 18, VH1 will premiere Mama Drama, which features five sets of moms and daughters who have all been chosen to live together in Las Vegas. Check out the show description below, and a gallery of the ladies to see what’s in store when Mama Drama takes over your TV.
VH1 is putting one of the most important human relationships under the microscope — the complex dynamics that develop between a mother and her young, adult daughter. This 10 episode docu-series will uncover five sets of over-the-top mothers/daughter pairs that will leave you wondering, “who is the ‘grown-up’ and who is the child?” They’ll put their relationships on the line as they figure out if being BFFs really is the best for everyone or just a recipe for total disaster. Forced to live together, they will have no choice but to look at one another as well as in the mirror. Do they wish they had more traditional relationships? Or is this the only way to live? There will be no host to guide them, no therapist to heal them, just five sets of wildly different women trying to work out their issues under the same roof. Whether they’re bonding or just partying, they’re bound to learn something — whether they like it or not.
[Photos: VH1/Bart Stadnicki]
Between Nicole‘s financial woes, Andrea‘s divorce, and Jessica dealing with Jose’s surprising news, the ladies of Hollywood Exes are under some pressure lately. Luckily, Hollywood is just a quick private plane ride to Napa, where they’re headed this week. Andrea’s psyched because “The closest you get to wine country in Chicago is the 24-hour liquor store on King Drive!” Check out our sneak peek from tomorrow night’s episode and tune in at 9 p.m. to see what happens in Napa.
We were on the ground down at the Essence Music Festival this past weekend, and while we got some fantastic photos of some of VH1’s biggest stars, there were so many events that we couldn’t be everywhere at once. Here are a few more shots that we wanted to share from some amazing performances, red carpet arrivals and candid moments, mostly of our VH1 family but we also had to include some killer photos of some of our favorite musical divas in action. Check them all out below.
[Photos: Getty Images]