Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Enter Today To Win A Copy Of T.I.’s Book Power And Beauty

Attention lovers of literature and T.I.: The VH1 Blog is giving out copies of Tip’s new book, Power And Beauty, every week from now until the end of the Family Hustle season, and all you have to do to win is answer one simple question.

To win, we’ll be asking one trivia question each week, based on that week’s episode of the show. This week’s question is: As a father, what does T.I. say his “obligation and responsibility” is to his sons and daughters? The answer for this week’s question can be found in the video above, and you should EMAIL your response to TIGiveaway@VH1.com and follow these instructions for your entry to be considered: Your email should include (a) the correct answer of the applicable Question of the Day, (b) your full legal name, (c) mailing address, (d) date of birth and (e) copy and paste the statement below in bold exactly as it appears in order to agree and acknowledge that you have accepted these Official Rules and the terms of VH1.com’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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Your Word Against Mine: Jennifer Williams And Evelyn Lozada Both Blog About Last Night’s Basketball Wives


Throughout this season of Basketball Wives, we’re happy to announce that Royce Reed will once again be recapping every episode exclusively for the VH1 Blog to give the world her completely unfiltered take on the show. But we also wanted to let you know that Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada will also be writing their own show commentary on their personal blogs which we’ll be monitoring and we’ll be filling you in on what they have to say for themselves as their drama continues. Here are some excerpts from their recaps of this week’s fiery show, and we’d love to hear from if you their explanations sway your opinion one way or another.

Jennifer Says:

As you heard on tonight’s show, Evelyn is upset with me about a blog that was written by my publicist. Reason being, I didn’t have time to personally do it because I was on vacation in Italy with my girlfriends. I honestly didn’t think she wrote anything awful or harmful. It stated my opinion and I feel I’m allowed to have one. Take a look for yourself. Was this statement really worth all the drama?

“The idea of me being jealous of Evelyn’s engagement is a bunch of crap and NO I don’t mess around with the same type of guys that Evelyn dates. I am just getting out of a ten year relationship and am very cautious about who I go out with.”

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/07/19/basketball-wives-jennifer-williams-blog-evelyn-lozada-italy/

What I really have a hard time understanding is that this blog came out July 19th, 2011 and the first time I heard about Evelyn being mad was in November 2011. When we filmed the reunion in July the blog was out and she didn’t mention it then. It is just absurd to me that we are fighting over something so simple in my eyes but I guess not in hers. So be it!

Tonight the world witnessed for themselves the type of evil I am dealing with. These words pretty much sum up the state of affairs.

Evelyn Says:

Her comment tonight, “I can F*** whoever I want to F***, I’m not marrying no damn athlete!” was again, very hurtful. Basically she is still dissing my relationship and my fiance. What type of so-called friend would have the audacity to do that? And why would she contradict herself? Didn’t you just say on the show “I can f*** whoever I want to F***, I’m not marrying no damn athlete!” I don’t get it! Whether you are having sex with, marrying, dating or not you are still sleeping with athletes and my man happens to be an athlete! DUH! That would be the same type of person!

And what is so crazy is that Jen was OUT having “relations” with athletes and trying to play the innocent role on the show. Last season Jen was dating, however, she acted as though she wasn’t to viewers. At least, I give our viewers ALL of me; I don’t lie to any of you guys regarding my personal life, friendships, etc…This is very hurtful to me because I thought she was a true friend, I was loyal and I seriously thought she would have been happy for me. We were friends for twelve years and regardless she has judged Chad and me. Meanwhile, she is doing the same thing. I hope this clarifies a few things for everyone.

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Poll: After Their Friendship-Ending Fight, Are You Team Evelyn Or Team Jennifer?

Okay, there’s no point in avoiding the issue: On Basketball Wives this week, Jennifer and Evelyn‘s relationship was effectively ended when Evelyn said that she and Jennifer are no longer friends and in fact, they are enemies now. All because Jen (or her publicist, whatever) wrote a blog post that Jen thought was innocent enough but Evelyn took offense to. We know you all have an opinion, so tell us…

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Download VH1′s Co-Star App So You Can Check Out Exclusive Pics Like This One

If you don’t already have the VH1 Co-Star app, you’re missing out. The app, which can be downloaded for free here is like watching your favorite show with your best friends — it pulls in the best tweets and Facebook comments about our shows live, as the show airs, from fans and the cast themselves, so you can be a part of a bigger conversation. But more than that, Co-Star also offers up exclusive photos, video, and extras like these Basketball Wives images that you can’t find anywhere else. It would be the perfect thing to get before the brand new season starts tonight…just sayin’.

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Basketball Wives Profile: Dancer Kesha Nichols Knows A Thing Or Two About Having Her Personal Business Aired Out In Public


Kesha Nichols (and Peanut!) are new fixtures to Basketball Wives, but it’s possible you’ve heard of her already, because she went through a fairy public breakup with her ex-fiance, Richard Jefferson. In this exclusive video profile, Nichols tells us all the dishy details of the breakup, saying “What you read and what you hear are not what happened. I was not left at the altar, I did not get broken up with by email, we actually broke up a week before the wedding.”

To hear the rest of Kesha’s story, watch the clip above, and tune in to the season premiere of Basketball Wives tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Basketball Wives Profile: Kenya Bell Might Be The First Reality Star We’ve Met With A Degree In Engineering


Kenya Bell can be called many things, but she’s no gold digger, and she is certainly not a dummy. The new cast member of Basketball Wives is a budding musician, a soon-to-be ex-wife, and a former Miss Michigan, and in this video profile, Kenya explains that she got together with her husband way back before he had a contract, so you can’t call her out for marrying him for his money. And we were actually surprised to learn that Kenya has not only a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, but a Masters degree in business. “I worked as an engineer building and developing engines and transmissions before I got married,” the Detroit native tells us in this exclusive video. But, engineer or not, she’s joining one of the craziest reality TV casts out there, so how does she feel about all the drama that’s coming her way? “I don’t start mess,” she says. “But I will finish mess.” Oh yeah, and she also brings up the incident where she was accused of stabbing her husband. Watch!
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Basketball Wives Profile: Shaunie O’Neal Discusses Her Love Life and How She Enjoys Spoiling Her Kids


The matriarch, if you will, of Basketball Wives, Shaunie O’Neal, may have created the show, but she says she’s still surprised by some of the things her fellow cast mates do, especially at reunions. “Things come out of people and I’m like ‘What? I never saw that side of you!’” Shaunie tells us.

Shaunie also opens up about her personal life in this exclusive interview, talking about her boyfriend and her kids. “Yes, Marlon is still around, we’re kickin’ it,” she tells us. Watch the entire clip above and learn all about Shaunie before the big season premiere of Basketball Wives on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Celebrity Rehab Star Seth Binzer Arrested For Drug Possession

When VH1 last caught up with Seth “Shifty Shellshock” Binzer, it was back in November when he appeared on Celebrity Rehab Revisited. At the time, he was seventy six days sober, and Bob Forrest said of his progress, “I don’t think he’s ever been doing this well, this centered.” Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that Binzer was arrested last night for possession of rock cocaine in Los Angeles, so he’s wavered a bit from that centered, stable Seth we saw a few months ago. TMZ reports that Binzer and his girlfriend had an argument that appears to have turned violent inside a store, and when a shopkeeper called the police, the drugs were found and he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. As of this morning, he was still in police custody.

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