If you follow Drita D’Avanzo at all — on Twitter, in life, wherever — you know she loves music. On Twitter she does a daily feature she calls “Throwback at Noon” where she gives a little shout out to her favorite songs from back in the day, whether it’s Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliott, Eminem, Drita definitely loves her music. We even spoke to her recently and she talked about her new party trick at club appearances, rapping for the crowd. In the video above, TMZ caught Drita performing Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Warning,” and Drita told us how her public performances came to be.
“You can not top me with R&B and rap from the 90s ever, I will take anyone down!” she told us. “All my appearances, I rap. Someone had filmed me rapping once and at my next appearance, I’m on stage and the host goes ‘Drita, would you rap for our club, too?’ and I was like, I was just doing that because I was f—ing wrecked the first time! But then it started that I would do it everywhere. You don’t even know, I did the worm once — but I wouldn’t let them film it.”
Check out her performance above — the woman definitely knows her music. Read more…
It’s Super Bowl Sunday which means most of us are going to be sitting at home eating various dips and snacks while a select few people will actually be in Indianapolis for the big event between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. Among those lucky few at the game? Evelyn Lozada and her Patriot fiance Chad Ochocinco, of course. Evelyn’s been posting some pics from her time on the sidelines as the Pats prep for the game, here are some of our faves, featuring the happy couple with team owner Robert Kraft, above, and a few more of the entire team including hottest QB ever Tom Brady.
By the end of this season of Love And Hip Hop, it was pretty clear that Yandy and Chrissy‘s relationship had gone sour and was all but non-existent. After their contentious fight in Miami, we were left worrying about Yandy on the off-chance that Chrissy might be coming for her. In this sneak from the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check special, the two women sit down with producer Mona Scott Young to discuss how they feel now, and what was going through their minds when tensions were at their highest, including an impressive rant from Chrissy about how Yandy’s on her show. The special airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Read more…
Jennifer Williams reportedly filed charges against Nia Crooks, an assistant for Evelyn Lozada, after alleging that Crooks slapped her across the face during a shoot for Basketball Wives. [TMZ]
If you love the Big Ang tribute song “She Likes Wiseguys” as much as we do, you’ll be happy to know that you can download it (along with “Her Name Is Carla”) now. Set your iPods to repeat, y’all. [ReverbNation]
Check out some pics of T.I., Tiny, and the OMG Girlz on the set at 106 And Park, and a video of the girls performing. [Pics/Video]
La La Anthony celebrates the launch of her makeup line with pals like Trina and Adrienne Bosh in Miami. [Necole Bitchie]
Jessie J. calls performing at 2011 VH1 Divas concert one of the highlights of her career, Tweeting that it was “An honour to be on stage with so many of the singers I have grown up listening to. Was defo one for the diary.” [CapitalFM]
Tiny has baby fever, and she’s trying to get everyone, from her mom to her doctor to her husband to agree that it’s a good idea to expand their family. In this sneak peek from T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle , Tiny’s got a few obstacles in her way before she can get to that baby-making, including getting herself in shape, like her doctor is. “Baby-making ain’t supposed to be this much work,” Tiny says, but something tells me that won’t stop her from practicing often.
T.I. and Tiny appeared on BET’s 106 And Park yesterday and talked about the devastating loss of Soul Trainhost Don Cornelius. Tip said that Cornelius’ legacy will live on and that “For me, it was about him creating a platform for us to see ourselves.” Tiny also appeared on Soul Train when she was performing with Xscape and says “He paved the way for a lot of us to make it and be seen.”
The couple also talked about the rumors that have been flying lately as to whether or not they’re expecting a child (ahem, a seventh child), but wouldn’t you know it, that’s the very topic of this week’s upcoming episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, so as Tip puts it “The television channel says y’all gonna have to watch the TV show” to find out. Read more…
It’s true that the upcoming episode of Love And Hip Hop will not be a typical reunion show. But it’s also true that what you’re going to see on Monday night’s show, dubbed the Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check, is better than any reunion special. You’ll get to see never before seen footage that didn’t make it to air, you’ll get commentary from the cast and producers, Erica Mena will cry, and Chrissy shows off her new hairdo among many other things…Basically, this show is full of all the amazing drama we’ve come to expect from this cast and then some. So just because it’s not a “Reunion,” don’t assume there won’t be fireworks. Check out this promo to see for yourself. Read more…
J’Adore Magazine’s reality TV issue has just arrived on newsstands, and wouldn’t you know it, Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams is gracing one of the covers. (The issue will have four separate covers, in addition to Williams, Giuliana Rancic, Ramona Singer and Brandon Beemer will also be featured.) What do you think of Jen’s goddess look?
I don’t have a relationship with Shaunie and I never will. The information she was given about Shaq and I was false, and she took it and ran with it. I didn’t appreciate it at all and for that reason I will never speak to her again. I don’t have beef with her. If we see each other, I won’t chin check her, but that’s why I chose to do Basketball Wives LA. I wanted people to see exactly who I am opposed to what you heard on Season One: Miami. I mean, there were five grown women talking about me and they had no idea who I was. That was unfair, but it goes to show you where their mentality was.
We’re sure that there are very distinct camps that love Shaunie and Laura, so we’re curious to know if fans’ minds did change regarding their opinion of Laura after she appeared on Basketball Wives L.A. Let us know what you think!
Musician Theophilus London has some serious love for VH1. When our very own Janell Snowden spoke to him at Sundance last week, they talked about his favorite cast members from Love And Hip Hop and Basketball Wives, and it’s clear the man definitely plays favorites. While discussing Love And Hip Hop, he told Janell “Emily is cute, but my other favorite might be Maurice,” although he says “I would not hire you, Maurice.” And as for Basketball Wives, he declared his love for Royce but isn’t a fan of Tami, saying he doesn’t like that she’s “this one that be beatin’ up everybody.” And yes, he actually called her a Gremlin. Tami, we love you, don’t listen to him!
The photos of Evelyn Lozada‘s steamy photo shoot for Maxim.com came out last week, and for those of you who are curious how a shoot like that goes down, we’ve got a video documenting the whole thing. You’ve got to love a woman who can rock her heels, amazing engagement ring, and not much else.