Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Take A Sneak Peek At The Love And Hip Hop: Reality Check Special Promo

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.
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J’Adore Magazine Reality Issue Features Jennifer Williams On The Cover, And Interviews With Laura Govan And Carla Facciolo


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?

The magazine is also chock full of interviews with VH1 stars, including Siggy Flicker, Carla Facciolo, Jackie Christie, and Laura Govan. It’s Govan’s interview that stands out to us though because she gets straight to the point when she’s asked about her fellow basketball wife, Shaunie O’Neal. Govan says:

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!
[Photo: J'Adore]

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Theophilus London Has A Thing For Royce Reed, But Calls Tami Roman A Gremlin

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!

Check out the full clip above.

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Behind The Scenes At Evelyn Lozada’s Maxim Photo Shoot



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.

To see more of the photos from the shoot, we’ve got them over here.

[Video: Maxim.com]

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Carla Facciolo Talks About How She Met The Rest Of The Mob Wives In This Big Morning Buzz Live Clip

Have you ever wondered how all the Mob Wives met each other in real life? Carla Facciolo made an appearance on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live today to answer that very question. Carla and Renee‘s relationship is the longest (a fact you’d know if you watch the show regularly), clocking in at twenty seven years (!). And she says she met Drita when her parents purchased Drita’s old house…Who knew? And as for Big Ang, Carla says “She was always Big Ang. She’s a tall woman.”

Later, host Carrie Keagan brought up Renee’s hospital stint this week and Carla confirms that yes, she did call Renee this time around. Check that clip out after the jump!
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Listen To An Exclusive Audio Clip From Karen Gravano’s New Book, Mob Daughter, And Learn How You Can Win A Free Copy


Mob Wives star Karen Gravano‘s upcoming book Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy The Bull Gravano, And Me will be released on February 14, but if you’re interested in hearing an exclusive audio clip, we’ve got one. Gravano and her book publishers have generously given us this excerpt from the book, which Karen narrates. Having read the book myself, I can promise you that Karen’s personal story is like a true life episode of The Sopranos. I can promise that the book is a must-read for anyone who watches Mob Wives and wants to know more about Karen’s life before the show. (And yes, she talks about her friendships with all the women from the series, but I’m not giving anything away.)

To pre-order the book, click here. The VH1 Blog will also be giving away five copies of the book signed by Karen herself beginning on February 13, so be sure you check in every day that week for a chance to win! In the meantime, click here to listen to our exclusive clip from Mob Daughter.

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Love And Hip Hop Star Olivia Releases Her “Walk Away” Video

Right before this season of Love And Hip Hop wrapped, we saw Olivia finally get her musical vision on track. The seeds for her song “Walk Away” were planted early in the season and she worked hard all season long to create a single that wasn’t just some studio-driven, corporate schlock, and we totally applaud her independence. Especially now that the video for “Walk Away” is out and it looks great, as does Olivia. Check out “Walk Away” and if you’re so inclined, you can buy it on iTunes now.
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Tickets Are On Sale Now For Royce Reed’s Off-Broadway Show


Over the past few years, Royce Reed has made it clear that she will not be pigeonholed as “just” a reality star. As one of the original castmembers of Basketball Wives, she’s struck out on her own to author a book series (College Girls), run a dance company, and work on her acting career, and now fans can actually see her on stage in New York City getting that acting career off the ground. Reed will be starring in the long-running play Platanos Y Collard Greens from February 10-18. To check out Royce live on stage, you can buy tickets here, and to see her on screeen, tune in to Basketball Wives‘ season premiere on February 20.

[Photo: VH1]