Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Win A Copy Of T.I.’s Book By Answering Our Weekly Trivia Question

It’s time once again to try your hand at our trivia contest for a chance to win T.I.‘s novel Power And Beauty. Each week, we’ll be asking a question based on that week’s episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, and we’ll be giving out copies of the book to two winners per week.

This week’s question is:

What line does King deliver once his nerves die down and he’s actually able to perform for the casting director?

The answer can be found in the clip above, and a full list of rules for this giveaway is available here.

As always, you must EMAIL your response to TIGiveaway@VH1.com and include the following:

(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.

“By sending this email, I accept and agree to: (1) the Official Rules of the VH1 Blog – “‘Power And Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets’ Book Giveaway” [and (2) vh1.com’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

AN EMAIL IS INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN OFFICIAL ENTRY UNLESS ENTRANT HAS AGREED TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND VH1.COM’S PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE.

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Basketball Wives Episode 4 Sneak Peek: She’s Quick To Flip

Everyone’s gossiping about everyone else in this week’s episode of Basketball Wives. We all know that Kenya‘s issues revolving around her video shoot have made her look like a walking disaster, but Suzie heard through her publicist that it’s even worse than we originally thought. Watch this sneak to find out all the ways that Kenya wanted to cut corners at her shoot (like serving Kool-Aid instead of liquor), and then watch as Kesha confides in Evelyn, which is going to cause some serious drama for her in the long run. Basketball Wives airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Did La La Anthony Have A Case Of Linsanity?


Everyone in New York City (and the world?) seemed to get caught up in the Jeremy Lin phenomenon when he first took the court playing for the Knicks in early February. (I actually flew to Atlanta on Sunday afternoon in order to interview the cast of Single Ladies as well as La La Anthony who’s guest starring on the show this season, and in the row in front of me on the plane, several women who were clearly ending their tour of the Big Apple had purchased “Linsanity” jerseys and were showing them off to each other.) So that made me curious, how does La La feel about the craze that swept the country, seeing that it took place while her husband was injured and Lin got his opportunity to play as a result of Melo’s turn off the court? Well, La La is not a drama lover or a pot-stirrer, so her answer is predictably supportive and gracious.

The Knicks just got swept up in “Linsanity,” did you get caught up in that too, or was it tough being that Melo was injured at the time?

You know, I’m happy for the team, and any time someone is doing so well, you’ve got to be happy for them. There are times when people try to make it a conflict like, that he and Melo won’t get along, but a lot of people don’t know the story that Melo was the one who told his coach to play him and that he was a great player. So now to see them actually all working together is awesome. I guess I did buy into it because I was happy for the team.

For more La La, be sure to tune in when La La’s Full Court Life premieres on March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
[Photo: Getty Images]

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The Mob Wives Chicago Cast Announced


New York is but one many hotbeds of organized…activity, which is why Mob Wives is branching out to places beyond Staten Island. We’re thrilled to announce that Mob Wives Chicago will be premiering this spring, and the cast is going to give the original Wives a run for their money. Funny enough, there’s also a Renee in this group of women whose loyalty to her family and hatred of rats defines her, but that’s about where the similarities end. Check out the press release below to meet all the women in this new series.

AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE…

VH1 TRAVELS FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE WINDY CITY
TO ANNOUNCE THE CAST OF “MOB WIVES CHICAGO”

Franchise’s First Spin-off to Premiere Spring 2012

Los Angeles, CA (March 7th, 2012) – As the second season of VH1′s ratings hit “Mob Wives” continues to captivate fans with the never-ending, real-life drama in New York, the network introduces a new group of “Syndicate Sisters” with the debut of the franchise’s first spin-off, “Mob Wives Chicago,” to premiere Spring 2012.
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Stevie TV Takes Aim At Audrina, And It’s Kind Of Perfect

Before VH1′s brand new sketch show, Stevie TV, finishes it’s first season, it will have lampooned every reality star you can think of. In her premiere episode alone, star Stevie Ryan parodied Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Drita from Mob Wives, and Lady Gaga (granted, the last one isn’t a reality star, but Ryan’s impression was kind of perfect). In this preview from next week’s episode, Ryan takes on one of our own again, when she does an all-too-real impression of Audrina Patridge. It’s seriously uncanny. Stevie TV airs Sunday nights at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

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The Best Photos From The Set Of Single Ladies This Week

Last week we revealed that La La Anthony would be appearing as a guest star on Single Ladies, but La La is just the tip of the huge special-guest iceberg about to crash into the show this season. We were on the Atlanta set of this week, officially to interview the cast, but unofficially, we were happy to gawk at all of these amazing, famous guest stars who were on the lot filming one of season two’s biggest episodes. We’re not about to give any plot away, but just know that it’s going to be good. We’ll have more coverage from our trip to Atlanta very soon, but for now, enjoy these amazing Twitpics that the cast and guest stars have been posting as they filmed this week, along with their captions. You know you’re making TV magic when you get T.I., La La, and Romeo Miller all in one place. Single Ladies will be back on TV in May.

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Hogan Doesn’t Always Know Best, Sometimes He Makes A Sex Tape

Would you want to see professional wrestler, dad and peroxide-lover Hulk Hogan‘s sex tape? Because it’s reportedly being shopped around, according to TMZ. Porn house Vivid Entertainment reports that they were offered the tape featuring the Hogan Knows Best star with an unidentified woman. Notable highlights from the tape include the Hulkster pulling his shirt off, telling his companion he’s been “working out again,” and a thong-shaped tan line. Hogan could not be reached for comment, but please feel free to offer yours, we’re curious to know how you guys feel about this news.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Whoa…Drita D’Avanzo Is One Hot Bikini Model


Somehow, we missed these pictures of Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo modeling bathing suits for the House of Jackie Brown label when she posted about them a few days ago. But now that we’ve browsed through them all, it’s like we have to keep going back to them, because our girl Drita looks fantastic. Sure, the suits themselves are great, but the woman has serious moves. Can Victoria’s Secret be far behind?

For more photos of Drita, you need to check our Style Seen feature with more close-up tattoo shots and a full interview all about her style.

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[Photos: Facebook/House Of Jackie Brown]

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Watch The Supertrailer: Couples Therapy Guarantees A Roller Coaster Of Emotions


Couples therapy in general can be a harrowing, emotional journey. When you add to that the pressure of being a celebrity couple, it can become downright volatile. Which is why Dr. Jenn Berman is using her twenty plus years of expertise to try and mend five relationships (some of which might actually be beyond repair) on VH1′s Couples Therapy, which premieres Wednesday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In the supertrailer above, watch as DMX and Tashera Simmons, Linda Hogan and Charlie Hill, Angelina Pivarnick and Chris Nirschel, Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl, and Reichen Lehmkuhl and Rodiney Santiago all sit on Dr. Jenn’s couch and try to figure out if their relationships will endure the test of time.
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Royce Reed Recaps Basketball Wives Episode 3: Excuses Are Tools Of The Weak

It’s time once again to welcome Royce Reed back to the blog so she can tell it like it is. For the past two seasons of Basketball Wives, Royce has recapped every episode, all the highs and lows, and given us her completely honest and unfiltered opinion. We’re thrilled to have her back for season four.

OK HERE WE GO!!! AGAIN, THIS IS MY BLOG AND I SAY WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT.

Strength in Numbers

Evelyn,

Where is this “nice” side coming from? I haven’t seen in it a while and due to the fact you refuse to film with me I guess I won’t see it anytime soon. It was sweet for you to take your sister out. I couldn’t tell you the last time I got my nails or feet done so I can definitely relate. I’m sure she really appreciated that and it shows you have a heart. That pretty much all I have to say about Evelyn besides the fact I almost dropped my “tea” when she said Kenya’s wig was “leanin’.”
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