Posts By Elizabeth Black

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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 3/2/12: Draya Hits The Town, Imani Might Have A New Man

  • Check out Draya Michele at a party in Atlanta last weekend. Loving the ombre hair, girl! [Getty Images]
  • Logo’s New Now Next Awards have pitted two of our favorite stars against each other! In the category for Most Addictive Reality star, Evelyn Lozada is up against Big Ang, cast your vote on the site to choose your fave. [New Now Next Awards]
  • Celebrity stylist and star of the upcoming Styled By June, June Ambrose offers some style advice for men [Vibe Vixen]
  • Celebrity Rehabber Rodney King struck a plea deal recently and will not go to prison for DUI. Instead he plead guilty to reckless driving. [TMZ]
  • Interested in purchasing one of the items of clothing that Jennifer Williams has worn on Basketball Wives? Check out her eBay store! [eBay]
  • We just heard a rumor that Basketball Wives LA star Imani Showalter has a new man. Rumor has it, she’s dating gospel singer Marvin Sapp. [TheYBF]
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    Selita, Emily B. And Estelle Are Among The Hottest Ladies At Rip The Runway


    Emily Bustamante was among the guests who walked the red carpet at this week’s Rip The Runway event for BET, and we have to say, we think her zebra print dress was a standout. The music and fashion show drew a crowd at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City that included Selita Ebanks, who co-hosted, Lil’ Kim and Estelle, who both performed, and many, many others. We have some of our favorite photos from the red carpet below. (And yes, there were men there too, but we thought the ladies were the ones to watch. You can see more coverage of the men and women over here.)

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    No Celebrity Is Safe From Parody In This Stevie TV Supertrailer


    Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Kendra, Kim Kardashian, Audrina, Kate Gosselin, Drita, a toddler with a tiara. Those are but a few of the personalities that are about to get the Stevie TV treatment, and you can watch them all in our supertrailer right here. Somehow, comedian Stevie Ryan manages to morph into everyone above, as well as a few more unsavory or outlandish characters, on her new show which will premiere this Sunday night at 11 p.m. ET/PT. By the time her series is done, we’re pretty sure no celebrity will be unscathed.

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    The House Of Consignment Supertrailer Is Fashionable, Flirty, And Rich


    Corri McFadden had an idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar fashion empire. In the supertrailer for House Of Consignment, get to know Corri and her business eDrop-Off, which is revolutionizing the way people shop. The concept? To make luxury more affordable…Because in her words, “Fashion is my passion.”

    House of Consignment premieres on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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    Mob Wives Sneak Peek: You’re Hurting My Eardrums


    Renee and Junior had a pretty big blowout in therapy last week, and their fight’s not over yet. In this sneak peek from Sunday night’s upcoming episode, the two try to work on their issues but Junior’s not in the mood to listen to Renee, and after listening to her yell for a moment, he walks away, telling her “You’re hurting my eardrums.”

    Later in the same episode, Big Ang and her son AJ talk about their big plans for the future, including a possible move to Florida. “That’s what I’ll do, I’ll retire in Boca,” Ang tells him. On the one hand, don’t leave us, Big Ang! On the other hand, could anything be more perfect?
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    VH1 Visits The Drunken Monkey: A Night With Big Ang, Stiff Drinks, And Hazy Memories Of Staten Island

    Last night was one of those times where I had to pinch myself and remember that sometimes this job is kind of insane (in the best way possible). See, VH1 rented a couple of buses and shuttled a bunch of staffers off to Staten Island so we could experience firsthand the wondrous, wonderful Drunken Monkey bar and meet the wondrous and wonderful Big Ang in the flesh. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening!

    We drank. A lot. We took pictures. (In fact, we probably annoyed the staff by constantly having our phones and cameras out to catch Big Ang on the dance floor, behind the bar, and of course, posing with us all.) We ate. It was amazing. A few things about Big Ang: She’s really quiet and shy in person. Surprising, right? We don’t blame her though, we’d be overwhelmed if fifty intensely excited people all of a sudden bombarded us at work. But get her on the dance floor and she becomes the star that she is. Also, she knows the words to every popular song ever. Rihanna‘s on? She right there singing every line to “We Found Love.” LMFAO? She’s party rocking with the rest of us. So whats the Drunken Monkey like? We’ve got pictures. Check them out, and then book a bus, train, or flight to New York because you need to go there like, now.

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    Royce Reed Recaps Basketball Wives Episode 2: “I GOT THE PART!!!!!!”


    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.

    I don’t dislike YOU, I dislike YOUR WAYS!

    I am the first person to say I am not perfect and I make my mistakes. I also believe that I have grown from them and matured in a lot of ways. I’m definitely still a work in progress and I am going through a tough time with my father. He wants the best for me and has ALWAYS been in my life. I fortunately was able to grow up with both of my biological parents in the house and lived a VERY structured and strict life. Sometimes I believe my dad still thinks I’m his little girl. In my head, I am at times because his advice means a lot and when I don’t take it I feel like I’m on punishment. I’ve even grounded myself in my OWN house because I felt I had to for going to MY HOUSE too late lol. Seriously though, my dad is my strongest supporter and we have our issues because he just wants me to be 100% happy and sure who I bring into MY life but MAINLY MY SON’S LIFE. I completely understand that. Braylon is not allowed on the show although I wish he was because a lot of my dad and my issues stem from raising him and keeping him grounded. It’s not fair to bring several women…or men in his life nor is it okay to have his raised by anyone other than his parents, i.e. nanny, friends, etc. Braylon is my first priority always, and I just want my dad to trust the fact that the only man Braylon has been around and a strong male figure besides himself, or my brother is Dezmon. Not Dwayne, not Brian. They didn’t have this relationship with Braylon and I made sure of that because I wasn’t sure. Age does not define my relationship. I have uncles and aunts that are more than 10 years apart and have been together 50+ years. I love Dezmon. Over time I believe my dad will trust that. He’s seen me in love once before and it lasted on and off for 10 years. I was engaged then cheated on with my then best friend. Until now, I played it safe.

    With that said, I GOT THE PART!!!!!! I’m extremely humbled and excited. My run was two weeks in February and they have extended my contract. We are working now to add more dates but since I have to blog by episode I can’t say much more on that but I had to let you know my run for right now is over before y’all go out looking for tickets hahaha.

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    Basketball Wives Sneak Peek: A Little To The Left


    Last week we all got a taste of what Kenya (and her music videos) were like. This week it’s Evelyn‘s turn. In this sneak peek from the third episode of Basketball Wives, Evelyn, Suzie, Kesha and Kenya meet up and Evelyn finally gets a chance to meet the woman behind the YouTube clips. Evelyn’s very first impression? “Her weave looks like a wig. Like, it’s a little to the left.” It gets better from there. Kind of. Just watch.

    Basketball Wives airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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