VH1 is excited to announce that veteran actors Kimberly Elise and Dean Cain have signed on to star in the network’s latest hour-long scripted TV series, Bounce. The show will also feature Taylour Paige as a young woman who joins a squad of professional basketball dancers. Elise will play Paige’s mother, and Cain is set to play the coach of the basketball team.
Like Single Ladies before it, Bounce marks the network’s move to scripted programming. As anyone who watches Basketball Wives is well aware, the world of professional dancing can certainly be full of drama and conflict, what with the tension between dancers and players’ wives that occurs naturally. Maybe Royce Reed should be a consultant on this show…
We’ll have more casting news and premiere information for Bounce in the near future.
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Think Like A Man doesn’t even come out in theaters until April 20, but judging from the number of red carpets and parties celebrating the film’s release, you’d think it’s been out there for a while. Yesterday we showed you some of the best shots from the film’s Atlanta premiere, and today we noticed that the New York premiere was, dare we say it, even more star-studded. Not only did almost all of the film’s stars jet up here to make the party, but some of our favorite VH1 stars were there to show support too, like Jennifer Williams, Emily Bustamante and Fabolous, and Olivia. And of course La La Anthony, who appears in the film was also on hand, though she showed off another hairstyle we’re loving, without bangs this time. Is it just us, or does this crowd look like they’re having a really good time? Some of these pics are pretty hilarious.
TMZ is reporting that Seth “Shifty” Binzer is now out of a coma. We reported earlier in the week that the Celebrity Rehab star was in intensive care since last Thursday and had been unresponsive, but TMZ explains that he is now alert and has been taken off of breathing tubes. Doctors at the hospital expect Binzer to make a full recovery. As always, we wish him the very best.
I met Corri McFadden in person last week, and it was my first time seeing the star of House Of Consignment in person. She’s really tall (could be the Brian Atwood heels, though), impeccably dressed, and she was rocking her signature pink lipstick, which was all sort of intimidating, until she started confessing her guilty pleasures (Toddlers And Tiaras) and her own fashion crimes (the year she only wore No Fear t-shirts). After that, I was like “Where do we sign our BFF contract?”
Even though I don’t often stray from my blogger uniform of jeans, All-Stars, and a cardigan, I do love fashion and I love people who actually know what they’re doing in the fashion world. Corri is the type of person who speaks so knowledgeably and convincingly about fashion that I actually was inspired after we spoke to go buy some new pants, based on one of the tips she gave me. (Turns out, I own a lot of jeans with saggy butts and they’re not doing me any favors.) Corri is a savvy business woman, but I definitely got the sense that her work is not about a bottom line, it’s about making people realize what works for them, and unburdening themselves of what doesn’t. She also told me about the brief moment in time when she was actually fired from eDrop-Off, the business at the heart of the show. After our chat, I compiled a list of some of Corri’s best stories and advice, here are twelve things I learned from her during our time together.
12. Her business had a rocky beginning.
One night I was up really late and I saw this eBay infomercial. I saw that and was like “Oh my God, I could open an eBay store and focus on designer items.” One of my friends at the time was like “If you come up with a solid business plan, I’ll invest in you,” and that’s what we did, we had that mentality of nothing to lose, so we went into the business. I hustled for a year, and he fired me on our one year anniversary because our partnership wasn’t as lucrative as he hoped, and two weeks later I bought the business back. I got a business loan and a line of credit and maxed it out. And now we bet he’s kicking himself right now.
We know it can be hard to watch a show like House Of Consignment where there’s amazing fashion everyone and get wistful that your own closet just doesn’t measure up. That’s why we’re excited to tell you that Corri McFadden and the rest of her eDrop-Off team totally understood that viewers would want in on the eBay action, so they’ve held one item from every closet clean out that’s featured this season on the show, and that piece will be placed in an auction that goes live immediately after every show. This week, the closet belonged to Nicole, and she parted with this insane YSL zebra-print handbag. To bid, click here.
Dr. Jenn Berman has been counseling people and offering advice to people in need for some twenty years now, but on VH1′s Couples Therapy, this marks her first time working with a group of ten celebrities whose relationships are in desperate need of repair. We’ll be checking in with Dr. Jenn each week to chat about the progress of her patients on the show, and what she really thinks of their behavior. This week on the show, Dr. Jenn was moved by Kasey Kahl‘s breakthrough at the end of the show, and talks about the genuine support the cast showed one another.
This week, you were genuinely moved by your session with Kasey.
This was my big session with him, that was very meaningful for both of us. There were some things that Kasey had been carrying around from his childhood that were really affecting how he felt about himself, how he saw himself and how he related in all his relationships. He didn’t realize how much this experience he had had affected him until we started talking about it. It was very emotional for me because it was such a painful experience that he described that it touched me to the core to hear he had such a horrible, painful experience and was carrying it around for so long. It pained me.
Through the magic of magic (and also, technology), Stevie Ryan was able to ask herself some hard-hitting questions when she visited our offices recently. Questions like “Which high profile breakup upsets you the most?” and “What celeb do you want to be BFFs with?” The answers
may will definitely surprise you. Check out our Stevie on Stevie interview to find out more about the star’s pop culture knowledge, and to watch glitter fly out of her mouth just like Tinkerbell.
Stevie TV airs Sunday nights at 11 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
On May 1, VH1 will be premiering a new film from its Rock Docs series, entitled UPRISING: Hip Hop And The L.A. Riots. For anyone who lived through the 1992 L.A. riots that resulted after the beating of Rodney King, you will be completely transported back to the time when the entire country felt that justice had not been served, and unrest was at its peak. To anyone who wasn’t around at the time, the parallels that can be drawn between what happened then and what’s been happening today in the news are undeniable. UPRISING focuses not just on the news of that day, but how it affected and directly influenced hip hop as we know it. Watch the trailer for the film, which is narrated by Snoop Dogg, above, and tune in on May 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for one of our most stunning docs yet.
VH1′S EMMY AWARD-WINNING “VH1 ROCK DOCS” FRANCHISE RECOGNIZES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE L.A. RIOTS WITH
“UPRISING: HIP HOP AND THE L.A. RIOTS” PREMIERING TUESDAY, MAY 1 AT 9PM*
NEW YORK, NY-April 4, 2012- It has been 20 years since the L.A. Riots, the four days of unrest, looting and rage that paralyzed Los Angeles and sent racial shockwaves throughout the country. After decades of racial tension in South Central Los Angeles, VH1′s Emmy Award-winning “VH1 Rock Docs” franchise explores the connection between the violence manifested on the streets during the 1992 riots and the rage expressed in Hip Hop by NWA, Dr. Dre, Ice T, and Ice Cube among others with VH1′s “UPRISING: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots” premiering Tuesday, May 1 at 9PM ET/PT on VH1.
Words can’t explain how much I covet the new hairstyle that La La Anthony showed off at the premiere of her new film, Think Like A Man. Unfortunately, I don’t think I could pull off two-toned hair quite like she can. La La was in Atlanta last night for the premiere of the film, along with the rest of the cast and a few other A-listers like T.I., Nelly, Gabrielle Union, and Tyler Perry, and we have some of the best shots from the evening. Everyone looked amazing, but I especially can’t get over how gorgeous Keshia Knight-Pulliam looked. See for yourself in our gallery.
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