Posts By Elizabeth Black

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She Said/She Said: Tami Roman Of Basketball Wives Has A Lot To Say About Monday’s Episode


For the first few weeks of the season, we noticed that both Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams had been maintaining their own blogs in order to give their own sides of the story presented onscreen on Basketball Wives, and we have been excerpting portions of them to give you a complete look at what’s really going on behind the scenes. In addition, we always post Royce Reed‘s recaps, and this week Royce made it known that she wasn’t thrilled with Tami’s behavior on the show, and that prompted Tami to blog as well, so this week we have a special post: Here’s Tami’s response to Royce’s blog post, which is, like Tami, no B.S. (We’ve edited this down, so be sure to visit her site to read the entire post.):

I usually don’t blog, but I felt a need to address a few things…
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Drita D’Avanzo Is Going To Be In French Montana’s “Everything’s A Go” Video And She Can’t Contain Her Excitement


Last week, our esteemed colleagues at Tuner spoke to rapper French Montana, who just cast Drita D’Avanzo in his upcoming video “Everything’s A Go.” He said “I love a gangster chick,” and revealed that in the video, he’ll be robbing a bank and she’s going to be his getaway driver. “She’s the best one that fit that role,” he explained. And Drita could not be more excited. As a longtime fan of Montana’s she told us yesterday that she’s basically going insane with excitement, but that she’s going to have to keep her distance on the video set because she tends to fall in love with bad boys. Oh, and this isn’t Drita’s first appearance in a music video. She told us about her first video, for Frankee‘s “FU Right Back” from a few years ago, and of course we dug that up, you can watch it below.

So you’re going to be starring in the new French Montana video —

YES! [To everyone in the room] Do you know I’m doing French Montana’s music video?? Do you know how excited I am?

I want to hear how excited you are.

SO EXCITED. You know I’m a huge rap fan, this is huge for me.

How did you get hooked up with him, have you been a fan for a while?

I’ve been a fan of his. I know the music, I know the song, it’s crazy to me. Anything to do with rap, especially gangsta rap, is my cup of tea. I know everything about it, I know underground musicians, all those artists, and he’s amazing, so I’m pumped.
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On The Cusp Of Something Really Big: Watch The La La’s Full Court Life Supertrailer

Yesterday we brought you a short little teaser for season two of La La’s Full Court Life, and today we have the full length supertrailer. This season will unleash some drama between Po, Dice, and La La, and some tension with Carmelo as a result of their busy professional lives. Oh, and some butt shots, too. Can’t forget the full moon to the camera. Watch to see what we mean.

La La’s Full Court Life premieres Monday, March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Royce Reed Recaps Basketball Wives Episode 4: “I Love You, Tami, But Once Again I Can’t Condone Your Actions”


It’s time once again to welcome Royce Reed back to the blog so she can tell it like it is. For the past two seasons of Basketball Wives, Royce has recapped every episode, all the highs and lows, and given us her completely honest and unfiltered opinion. We’re thrilled to have her back for season four.

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.

Well episode four is a wrap so let’s just get right into it…

Kenya‘s music video shoot seemed to go pretty decent. Congrats to her and as you saw in the park scene I had with Kesha, we didn’t mean harm to the girl, we just didn’t want her to make a huge mistake. When people’s first impression and image of you is BS it’s hard to turn that around, believe me I know. It’s even HARDER when it’s something you put out yourself and stand by. I just hope she understands this industry is brutal. It will eat you up and spit you out. We will see which way this goes.
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Dr. Jenn Berman, Star Of Couples Therapy, Analyzes Some Of Our Favorite Celebrity Couples

Dr. Jenn Berman is the star of the upcoming Couples Therapy, which premieres on Wednesday March 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, though if you watch TV enough, you’ll probably recognize her from appearances on Access Hollywood, Showbiz Tonight and of course, Basketball Wives L.A.

Dr. Jenn spoke to the New York Post recently to discuss her new show and to give some insight into what she thinks of certain celebrity couples, a topic that we’re always curious about. First, she addresses an issue that we’re sure plenty of people have considered, which is why celebs would want to air their marital issues out on television. “I have no doubt there were people who came in because they wanted the paycheck or they wanted exposure,” she tells the Post. “But there was a shift that happened very early on where people started drinking the KoolAid and saying, ‘There’s some real therapy taking place here. Let’s do this!’”

When asked what she thinks of a pair like Chris Brown and Rihanna, Dr. Jenn says “Whether they are actually back together, as the rumor mill has it, or they are “only” working together on a few songs, this collaboration is disturbing and dangerous. By choosing to spend time with him, working together, and sharing her album with him she sends a message to herself and fans that what he did was OK. She is playing with fire.” She also thinks Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are facing an “uphill battle.” As for couples she has more faith in, she loves Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi as well as Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani. Read more about her celebrity analysis here, and tune in to Couples Therapy when it airs next week!
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Style Seen With Basketball Wives Star Evelyn Lozada

The always-fashionable Evelyn Lozada stopped by our offices last week to appear on Big Morning Buzz Live, and when she was through dishing about wedding and her fellow cast members, she took some time to pose for pictures for a feature we call Style Seen. Check out our beautiful shots of Evelyn and her gorgeous black and white ensemble, and make sure you peep each image to find out what exactly she’s wearing. The ring is courtesy of Chad Ochocinco, in case that wasn’t clear.

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T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle – Episode 14 – Final Words Of Wisdom

It’s the season finale of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle [sad face]. But as always, Tip and the Harris family was supplying us with some wonderful nuggets of wisdom, a few jokes, and some familial insight, and we’re going to give you this recap by letting their words shine. It’s T.I.’s AKOO fashion show, and the entire family is getting ready to attend, and some are participating. Now that you know that, here are some of our favorite dictums of the night. Including the best joke ever, courtesy of King, above.
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Ev And Ocho: The Series Is Happening, People. It’s Really Happening!

It’s official: VH1 is so, so excited to have a front row seat to the nuptials of Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco. We know the rumors and reports have been flying for a while, but now we can finally confirm that we’ll be airing an eight-part series called Ev And Ocho that will give fans an inside look at the pair’s wedding planning and, ultimately, the wedding itself. The series will premiere in September and it’s going to be the lo-o-o-ongest summer ever as we wait for it. Who will be on the guest list? Will Chad really walk down the aisle? We’ll have to watch to find out. Read on for all the details.

VH1 INVITES YOU TO THE WEDDING OF EVELYN LOZADA AND CHAD OCHOCINCO
NEW SERIES “EV AND OCHO” (WORKING TITLE) PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 2012 ON VH1

Santa Monica, CA – March 12, 2012 – VH1 has signed “Basketball Wife” Evelyn Lozada and her fiancé, NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco for a new series showcasing their upcoming wedding, including all the scheduling, details and drama that lead to their special day. The eight-part series “Ev and Ocho” will premiere September 2012 and consist of eight half-hour episodes concluding with a two-part wedding finale.
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Drita D’Avanzo On Big Morning Buzz Live: “The Truth Always Comes Out”

If you’re like the rest of us who were watching Mob Wives last night, you were probably pretty shocked to see Renee Graziano turn on Drita D’Avanzo during a trip to the Poconos (a trip Drita wasn’t even on). Renee had heard from Drita that Ramona was talking about Renee’s ex in a very unflattering way, and when Ramona denied it and swore on her kids that Drita made the rumors up, hell broke loose and Drita ended up on Renee’s s— -list. So when Drita was on Big Morning Buzz Live today, that big blow-up was a topic of conversation and Drita assured us that the truth will come out eventually because “The truth does always come out.” Later, in response to comments Karen makes about how Drita lies, Drita defended herself saying “I don’t lie and the last thing I want to do is cause trouble with Renee and Ramona, but Ramona did say what she said and I heard it and I’m not crazy.” Watch the full clip above and decide for yourself who’s telling the truth.

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