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Carla Facciolo And Royce Reed Walk The Runway At New York Fashion Week

We’ve always known that the stars of our shows have style and most of them love fashion. Some, like La La Anthony, have walked the runway, and others like the Govan sisters and Olivia Longott have attended Fashion Week in the past. New York Fashion Week, which took place last week, saw two of our own strutting down the catwalk at the Edwing D’Angelo runway show: Looks like Royce Reed and Carla Facciolo might have modeling careers if they ever get sick of reality TV. We’ve got more photos of the two in the gallery below. What do you think?

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Love And Hip Hop Star Jim Jones Arrested, Released On 40K Bail

Rapper and Love And Hip Hop star Jim Jones was arrested on Friday night after an altercation at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut. Jones and four others were charged after a fight broke out at a party hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, he was charged with resisting arrest for an alleged assault on an officer and for breach of peace. After the incident occurred, he posted bail to the tune of $40,000 and was released. He tweeted after the fact “40k in bonds 1 night had a ball lets see of I can get tht 40 back on th crap table wooord #vampirelife”, so the arrest doesn’t seem to have dampened his spirits. This evening he also tweeted “This is gettin blown way out of proportion.” According to her own Twitter account, Jones’ fiancee Chrissy Lampkin was also scheduled to attend the party at Foxwoods, but she has remained silent regarding the scuffle.
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Congratulations, Karen Gravano, On Your New York Times Bestseller!

Karen Gravano‘s book hasn’t even been on the shelves for two full weeks and it is already a New York Times bestseller! Yes, it’s official, when we checked our copy of the paper this morning, there it was, Gravano’s memoir, Mob Daughter, is currently ranked #18 on the Hardcover Nonfiction list for the week and, having read it, we can 100% vouch for it and tell you that that number is sure to climb. Huge congrats to Karen, your family here at VH1 is thrilled for your success! You can buy the book here.

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Royce Reed Hints At A Surprise Reconciliation On Basketball Wives…But With Whom??


In a recent interview with Loop 21, Royce Reed hinted at many things to come in this season of Basketball Wives and the state of her relationships with the rest of the cast. She also talks about her current relationship, with Tampa football player Dezmon Briscoe. First, about her love life, she says “He knows my ring size and what I like. We talked about the future and a family and he’s really good with [my son] Braylon. He has a son himself, but I don’t know. I finally found the one after so many times.” She also talks about the past relationships that she’s shown on the show, saying “You’ve seen me in two relationships prior to this. Dwayne, I was with for nine months and I ended that because it didn’t feel real, and you saw me dating Brian, but he and I were never official, we were just dating. I’ve never been a serial dater. I’m that girl that can only date one person at a time because I don’t want to call someone the wrong name [laughs]. But this one I met and it was kind of instant. It happened really fast and now we’re seeing how it works.”

And as for her relationships with the rest of the cast, she’s cryptic, but it seems to us that she’s making amends with some people. Royce tells the site “Tami [Roman] is still my girl, Suzie [Ketcham] and I are cool, I love Kesha, and as far as anything else goes on the show, I think you’ll be surprised at who I end up making up with.” Is it Jennifer? Evelyn? Shaunie? Place your bets now!

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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 2/24/12: Evelyn Poses In A Wedding Dress, The Drunken Monkey Gets Robbed

  • Evelyn Lozada shows the world what she’s going to look like as a beautiful, blushing bride in this wedding photo shoot. [ESSENCE]
  • Fabolous was feeling generous at a club in Atlanta this week: The rapper dropped $45k on 120 bottles of champagne to celebrate his friend’s birthday. [TMZ]
  • Gloria Govan appeared to be back with Matt Barnes last week, but now she’s at the center of a Twitter cheating rumor… [VibeVixen]
  • Did Love And Hip Hop‘s Erica Mena get thrown out of a show at New York Fashion Week? [Bossip]
  • Two Staten Island burglars who clearly have never seen Mob Wives (or they have and they’re just extra dumb) ripped off some kitchen equipment in the middle of the night from Big Ang’s bar, the Drunken Monkey. First of all, how dare they? Second of all, not a good move. [NY Post]
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    Method Man Talks About His Fellow Staten Islanders, The Mob Wives, And Does His Impression Of Big Ang On Big Morning Buzz Live

    When I think Staten Island, I think of two things: Wu-Tang Clan and Mob Wives. (Okay, actually, I think of three things, if we’re being honest…Add Working Girl to that list. OFF TOPIC!) When Method Man was on Big Morning Buzz Live today, the native Staten Islander talked about his love for the island (“We’ve got the best mall, we’ve got the finest Italian white women on the planet.”) and his connection to the Mob Wives. “My son is actually best friends with Renee Graziano‘s nephew,” he said, and then he went on to do one of the better Big Ang impressions we’ve heard. Yes, you read that correctly. Method Man can pull off the “He’s buyin’ me a puppy” line with skill.
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    Basketball Wives Episode 2 Sneak Peek: Jennifer Punked Out


    In this Basketball Wives sneak peek, the ladies all get together to discuss Evelyn and Jennifer‘s big fight. Over in Evelyn, Tami, and Shaunie‘s corner, they discuss how much she’s changed lately and even poke fun at her. But over at the nail salon, Jennifer and Suzie are still completely confused by what Evelyn wants her to apologize for. Again, we’re going to let you all form your own opinions. (And hey, if you were on the fence up until now, take our Team Jennifer and Team Evelyn poll, to let us know whose side you’re on.) Tune in to Basketball Wives for the full episode Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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    Well, This Is Weird: Tough Love Miami Star Leilani Dowding Is Reportedly Being Harassed By Stephen Dorff

    Here’s a possibly disturbing story that we hope is not true: Radar Online is reporting that actor Stephen Dorff has recently been threatening his ex-girlfriend, Leilani Dowding. Dowding, you’ll recall, was Miss Superficial on Tough Love Miami this past season, and we’re sad to hear that she’s not only still unlucky in love, but that she’s going through a potentially scary situation. (Also, what happened to George???)

    A source told Radar that Dowding has been receiving threatening text messages from Dorff, including one that said she should “go back to England in a box” after the two broke up recently, and she is “contemplating going to the police when she gets back to Los Angeles over the weekend. She wants the harassment to stop and she did nothing to deserve this.” The two had been dating since January. As a fan of both Dowding and Dorff, we really hope these reports aren’t true.

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    Basketball Wives Season Premiere Ratings Are A Series High With 3.7 Million Viewers Tuning In

    We knew you guys loved Basketball Wives, but we didn’t realize that 3.7 million of you loved it this much! VH1 is thrilled to report that the season premiere of Basketball Wives pulled in nearly four million viewers, a record high for the series. That’s up 42% from the season premiere, which is a huge leap. But then again, this show and especially this season, has reached epic proportions, we’re not that surprised. Check out the press release below for more information about this record-breaking premiere. Congrats, ladies!!!

    NEW SEASON OF VH1′S “BASKETBALL WIVES” MIAMI TIES AS THE HIGHEST RATED EPISODE YET OF THE “BASKETBALL WIVES” FRANCHISE

    3.7 Million Total Viewers Tune In To Season Opener

    VH1 Ranks As the #1 Cable Network Among Women 18-49 In Primetime on Monday Night; #3 Network Among Adults 18-49


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