Erica Rose, the famously tiara-ed star of You’re Cut Off! who had to wean herself off of a $1,000-a-day spending habit, has a new gig. Ryan Seacrest spilled the beans that Rose is going to appear on ABC’s The Bachelor Pad, the new season of which begins on August 8.
Erica, who also appeared on The Bachelor: Rome, will compete with other Bachelor alums like Vienna Girardi and Rozlyn Papa for a $250,000 prize. Not that she needs the prize money— we caught up with Erica this morning and the girl is certainly keeping busy.
While she’s not at liberty to discuss The Bachelor Pad, she spoke to us as she was on her way to her last law school final of the year, and said “I definitely want to keep doing reality TV.” In addition to law school, she also developed her own workout program after leaving You’re Cut Off! “My trainer and I are coming out with a workout DVD called Stiletto Bikini Blast that I actually developed when I was on You’re Cut Off when Jackie and I were in the house with no exercise equipment and needed something to do,” she said. “We’re filming that next week.”
She told us she’s currently in amazing bikini shape, so maybe that will give her a leg up on her Bachelor Pad competition when filming begins.
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The women of Mob Wives have barely been around for a month and yet they already have a massive fan following. And by that, of course we mean a massive Twitter following. Hard to believe none of them had a Twitter account before the show aired and now they each have thousands of followers. And these women are not just sitting around retweeting their fan’s praises, they’re pretty hilarious on their own too, especially Drita D’Avanzo. When she’s not busy punching out anyone who crosses her,@DritaDavanzo is coming up with some of the most hilarious one-liners we’ve seen from a reality show star. Check out some of our faves below and start following her already. #teamdrita FTW!
10.@DritaDavanzo My guy friends say Y buy the Cow when u can get the milk for free? I said your right…Y buy the Pig for a little bit of sausage??
9. @DritaDavanzo Lee asked me if I really ate the food…I said every bite of it Sucka….
8. @DritaDavanzo Osama got whacked last night huh…its official..
7. @DritaDavanzo all I know is Im finding out alot of people want beef…beef is when you need to gats to go to sleep.
6. @DritaDavanzo I was food shopping..n asked some guy what aisle for paper towels…I told him talk to my face cuz my breasts are hard of hearing..
5. @DritaDavanzo Nothn better than being hungover and having a 3 yr old jumpn on your head screaming..good times
4. @DritaDavanzo Wen Aleeya’s tooth fell out her father left $100. I left $5 she said what happened?I said Tooth Fairy violated parole.It was in the paper.
3. @DritaDavanzo Im trying to figure out Y my little girl has such a bad temper…she’s goin toe to toe with me.I don’t know if I should have reproduced..lol
2.@DritaDavanzo Oh I forgot to wish my haters a happy Easter too…without u guys I know I’m doing something wrong:)
1. @DritaDavanzo Mob wives is on again …my daughter is like can I watch it..Im like after I edit it.lol
Attention, residents of Los Angeles! Your long wait is over. You have been waiting to have your meals served to you by reality stars Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka, and Danielle Staub, right? The popular foodie website Eater LA reports that Lemon Basket, the restaurant at the center of the upcoming VH1 series Famous Food, is now open for business and the stars of the show will be at the eatery this week (you know, if you want to catch a glimpse or possibly even have them serve you). However, Eater notes that the Lemon Basket PR people claim that “the restaurant only opened for the show last night and publicly debuts next week,” so a word to the wise: If you do want to check it out, it might be best to call ahead, 310-289-8590.
In addition to the stars mentioned above, the other celebs who will be serving up food/trouble are Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos, DJ Paul and Juicy J from Three 6 Mafia, and she who shall not be categorized, Ashley Dupre. Celebrity waitstaff aside, the menu for this place sounds pretty delicious and would be reason enough for us to try it.
Famous Food premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
For the past nine weeks, twelve couples have been battling it out in the jungle of Hawaii engaged in the most fierce competition of all, Wedding Wars. (As someone who has planned a wedding under completely average circumstances, with no jungles or obstacle courses involved, we just need to say that these folks are more dedicated to having the greatest day of their lives than we can comprehend.)
Three couples have made it to the finale, and there’s only one challenge —involving treadmills floating in the middle of the ocean, so you know it’s going to be good— standing between one lucky couple and their dream wedding. Mario and Melinda, Joseph and Elsie, and Rich and Marina have made it this far, but who will make it to the very end? Find out when the finale airs on Monday, May 30 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Mashonda Tifrere has announced that she will not appear on season two of Love & Hip Hop. The woman who was so good at giving her best pal Emily Bustamante relationship advice on the show because of her own struggle with heartache, has decided that the show’s drama wasn’t her cup of tea. Mashonda was able to help Emily through her relationship troubles with Fabolous after her own divorce from Swizz Beatz.
Mashonda says “I really honestly did do the show to help Emily and help women across the United States, to let them know that you’re not the only one that can go through something like this [divorce and heartbreak],” but she says “I just don’t feel like at this point in my life, Love & Hip Hop represents who I am, it’s just a chapter that is over…
“When I shot the show, I thought that it was going to be like more of a sisterhood, but when I saw a lot of the drama and the beef, I was a little surprised, I was like wow, okay, I didn’t know this was going to be a part of what this is.”
Not sure if this means Emily will have to wing it on her own from now on (if there is in fact a season two of the show), but hopefully the ladies will address Mashonda’s departure from the show and all the drama during their reunion show, which airs Monday May 16.
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On this week’s episode of Mob Wives, we saw Renee Graziano receive a detailed psychic reading, but what happened when her son, AJ, had his fortune told? In our exclusive bonus clip, find out AJ’s fate — now might be the time to get to know him, because the cards say he’s going to be quite the money-maker.
And after the jump, check out another bonus clip featuring AJ and Renee after they find out that Renee’s ex, Junior made bail after getting arrested in the mob bust. Mob Wives airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
VH1 is looking for some serious Love & Hip Hop superfans located in the New York City area to be in the audience of our reunion special when it tapes this Wednesday, May 11. If you’re interested in free tickets to the show, please visit www.onsetproductions.com and click the Love & Hip Hop logo for more information.
If you can’t make it to the taping, don’t forget that you can still contribute a question for the cast to answer during the special! We just want to know if Somaya‘s manager Maurice will be there, because as we have learned, wherever Maurice goes, the drama follows.
The reunion will air on Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
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Hello, VH1 blog readers! This is Liz Black and I’m the new kid on the block here at the blog (you may refer to me as Joey McIntyre from now on). I’ll be writing about all things TV-related on the site, for your reading enjoyment. Well, hopefully enjoyment. Your comments will be the judge of that. Please be kind, anonymous commenters.
A few words about me. I’ve spent the past couple years writing at the VH1 blog’s sister site TheFABLife.com where I became so familiar with Hollywood gossip that I can pretty much predict when a celebrity is going to meltdown, have a child, or do both at the same time. But more than anything else, I’m a television-lover and always have been. My parents once tried to limit my TV-watching to two hours a day when I was a kid because they told me that it was bad for me. I think I averaged about six. And now I get to watch it and write about it for a living. What you should take away from that story is that if you put your mind to it, you can turn anything into a job.
Things I also love: turning lines from Notting Hill into blog post titles, Julie Andrews and The Sound Of Music (hence my other love, dressing like a nun), any YouTube video that involves models falling down, and the book Forever by Judy Blume. Put those things in a nutshell and there you have me. Oh, and I also have a Twitter account; you can follow me @LizBurrito!
I’m super excited to be writing for the site and talking to you guys, the fans who I’m sure love these VH1 shows just as much as I do.
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Congratulations to Hogan Knows Best star Nick Hogan on his intention to eventually propose to his girfriend, Breana Tiesi! Hogan told TMZ that he bought Tiesi, his girlfriend of three years, a ring and plans to propose “in the next few weeks.”
Spoiler alert, Breana: You’re eventually at some point, it’s not quite clear when, going to be asked to be a Hogan soon! Best wishes to the couple, assuming that when the question actually is popped, Breana accepts. Sounds like she has some time to mull it over, though.
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Last week, NBA player Chris Bosh filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Allison Mathis, and Shed Media, producers of Basketball Wives. Bosh claimed that Mathis’ appearance on the upcoming season of the show would exploit his trademark and personal likeness. The lawsuit also claimed that “the reality show is likely to confuse the public into thinking he authorized or sponsored Basketball Wives.” However, Mathis herself is not even scheduled to appear on the series, according to the show’s executive producer,Shaunie O’Neal.
TMZ caught up with the former Mrs. Shaquille O’Neal and asked for her take on the Bosh lawsuit and she responded, “That girl isn’t even on the show…He must like wasting money on attorneys.” Regardless of the current legal situation, season three of Basketball Wives is still scheduled to premiere on Monday, May 30th.
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