It’s a big week for books here on the blog, not only are we giving away copies of Karen Gravano‘s book, Mob Daughter, but we’re also giving out copies of T.I.‘s new book, Power And Beauty, this week, and every week from now until the end of the Family Hustle season.
A full list of rules for this giveaway are after the jump.
VH1 GOES BEHIND THE MUSIC WITH SIX NEW EPISODES
Behind The Music has long been one of VH1′s flagship series and we’re excited to announce that the show is set to return for another season on March 15. This season will feature several of rap and hip/hop’s most influential artists in recent years, including Brandy, Nas, Pitbull, Game, T-Pain and Akon. For more information about the new season of Behind The Music, we’ve got the press release below with all the air dates and times.
Featured Artists Include: Pitbull, Game, T-Pain, Akon, Brandy and Nas
Premiering Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 9pm ET/PT
Catch All Behind The Music Episodes On VH1.com
The Morning After Each On-Air Premiere
Basketball Wives‘ fourth season premieres on Monday, February 20, and all week leading up to the show, we’ll be posting some recent conversations we’ve had with a few members of the cast, mostly on the topics of style and fashion. Because one of the biggest questions we have when we get the chance to meet a television personality is “What are these people like in real life? Do they always dress up? Do they shop at Target like I do? What IS IN THEIR PURSE?” When we spoke to Tami Roman, we got all those answers and more. Read our style conversation with Tami below, in which she reveals that her style icon is a kurvy Kardashian, and she would rather wear Adidas than Manolos, and then check out our photos of the contents of her very organized purse.
What do your favorite VH1 celebs listen to when they’re in the mood for love? Sexy, sexy songs, my friends. We asked some of our favorite stars to give us their top songs to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, and we created a Spotify playlist which you can listen to here, with the results. Want to know who told us that they consummated their marriage while listening to The Isley Brothers‘ “Between The Sheets”? Or who said that the Dave Matthews Band‘s “Dream Girl” reminds them of falling in love? Check out the list below, and have a very happy Valentine’s Day from VH1!!
All this week, the VH1 Blog will be giving away five signed copies of Mob Wives cast member Karen Gravano’s memoir Mob Daughter. Each day, we’ll be publishing one trivia question per day all this week. All you have to do is simply send the correct answer along with the information outlined below to MobWivesGiveaway@Vh1.com, and the winner, who will be chosen at random, will receive a signed copy of the book, which comes out today, February 14th.
Today’s question: Why does Karen say she went “Drita Nuts” during her dinner with Carla in episode five?? (Not sure? Watch this video for a hint.)
There’s just something about the way English people speak, isn’t there? And then there’s also something about the way Big Ang from Mob Wives speaks. And when you combine the two? Magic.
Us Magazine had the hilarious idea to ask Big Ang to give some of the prim and proper language from Downton Abbey her own little spin, and the results, especially the fact that she calls it “Downtown Abbey,” are hilarious. Big Ang would certainly fit in with the Crawleys.
On tonight’s episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, you got to see the birth of a music video, from concept to execution, but you didn’t get to see the entire thing. No, not T.I.‘s video, we’re talking about his son Domani and the video for his single “Green Faces.” We have it, you are welcome.
Check out the clip in all it’s green face painted, Obama-masked wonderfulness here. “Count it! Count it!” This kid knows how to write a catchy hook.
T.I. and Tiny definitely want their kids to focus on education before everything else. Even though Tip wants all his kids to have some kind of hustle, his first priority isn’t work, it’s school, which is why he’s disappointed to hear that Domani has been getting terrible grades ever since he started working on his music. For the Harris offspring, the priority is: God. Family. School. Hustle.
Last night during the Whitney Houston tribute at the Grammy Awards, Jennifer Hudson had the incredibly daunting task of performing a song, “I Will Always Love You,” as a tribute to the woman so closely identified with it. But in this rarely-seen interview with Houston from 2010, she absolutely approved of the way Hudson handles the song and would have been proud of the performance last night. Hudson sang the song to Houston during the 2010 BET Honors and in the clip above, which is part of tonight’s VH1 News special Whitney Houston: Death Of A Diva, Houston discussed the guts it took for Hudson to even attempt it in her presence. (I highly recommend watching the full clip from the BET Honors just for Houston’s proud mama reaction to Hudson. It will choke you up.)
“I was totally impressed first of all,” Whitney says of the performance. “Jennifer comes…and sings ‘I Will Always Love You’ and nobody takes that song and takes a shot at it, nobody does. Everybody is scared of that song, not Jennifer, not Jennifer. She’s got the pipes for it. She’s got the pipes for it. She’s got that big sound. She’s got the gospel for it you know. I was very impressed and I was honored that she came out and sang for me and sang that particular song. Nobody I’ve never heard anybody take a shot at that song and do it.”
This clip and many others are a part of the Whitney Houston: Death Of A Diva special that will air tonight on VH1 at 8 p.m, 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET/PT. Read more…
Another week of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, another issue popping up with T.I. and one of his children. This week, the heat is on Domani, who has chosen to focus more on his music than his school work. T.I. puts it plainly:
Will Domani put some effort in now that T.I. is cracking the whip? Will he ever be able to spell “billionaire”? Watch the full episode when it airs tonight at 9 p.m ET/PT to find out.