Posts By Elizabeth Black

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The House Of Consignment Supertrailer Is Fashionable, Flirty, And Rich


Corri McFadden had an idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar fashion empire. In the supertrailer for House Of Consignment, get to know Corri and her business eDrop-Off, which is revolutionizing the way people shop. The concept? To make luxury more affordable…Because in her words, “Fashion is my passion.”

House of Consignment premieres on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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Mob Wives Sneak Peek: You’re Hurting My Eardrums


Renee and Junior had a pretty big blowout in therapy last week, and their fight’s not over yet. In this sneak peek from Sunday night’s upcoming episode, the two try to work on their issues but Junior’s not in the mood to listen to Renee, and after listening to her yell for a moment, he walks away, telling her “You’re hurting my eardrums.”

Later in the same episode, Big Ang and her son AJ talk about their big plans for the future, including a possible move to Florida. “That’s what I’ll do, I’ll retire in Boca,” Ang tells him. On the one hand, don’t leave us, Big Ang! On the other hand, could anything be more perfect?
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VH1 Visits The Drunken Monkey: A Night With Big Ang, Stiff Drinks, And Hazy Memories Of Staten Island

Last night was one of those times where I had to pinch myself and remember that sometimes this job is kind of insane (in the best way possible). See, VH1 rented a couple of buses and shuttled a bunch of staffers off to Staten Island so we could experience firsthand the wondrous, wonderful Drunken Monkey bar and meet the wondrous and wonderful Big Ang in the flesh. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening!

We drank. A lot. We took pictures. (In fact, we probably annoyed the staff by constantly having our phones and cameras out to catch Big Ang on the dance floor, behind the bar, and of course, posing with us all.) We ate. It was amazing. A few things about Big Ang: She’s really quiet and shy in person. Surprising, right? We don’t blame her though, we’d be overwhelmed if fifty intensely excited people all of a sudden bombarded us at work. But get her on the dance floor and she becomes the star that she is. Also, she knows the words to every popular song ever. Rihanna‘s on? She right there singing every line to “We Found Love.” LMFAO? She’s party rocking with the rest of us. So whats the Drunken Monkey like? We’ve got pictures. Check them out, and then book a bus, train, or flight to New York because you need to go there like, now.

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Royce Reed Recaps Basketball Wives Episode 2: “I GOT THE PART!!!!!!”


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.

I don’t dislike YOU, I dislike YOUR WAYS!

I am the first person to say I am not perfect and I make my mistakes. I also believe that I have grown from them and matured in a lot of ways. I’m definitely still a work in progress and I am going through a tough time with my father. He wants the best for me and has ALWAYS been in my life. I fortunately was able to grow up with both of my biological parents in the house and lived a VERY structured and strict life. Sometimes I believe my dad still thinks I’m his little girl. In my head, I am at times because his advice means a lot and when I don’t take it I feel like I’m on punishment. I’ve even grounded myself in my OWN house because I felt I had to for going to MY HOUSE too late lol. Seriously though, my dad is my strongest supporter and we have our issues because he just wants me to be 100% happy and sure who I bring into MY life but MAINLY MY SON’S LIFE. I completely understand that. Braylon is not allowed on the show although I wish he was because a lot of my dad and my issues stem from raising him and keeping him grounded. It’s not fair to bring several women…or men in his life nor is it okay to have his raised by anyone other than his parents, i.e. nanny, friends, etc. Braylon is my first priority always, and I just want my dad to trust the fact that the only man Braylon has been around and a strong male figure besides himself, or my brother is Dezmon. Not Dwayne, not Brian. They didn’t have this relationship with Braylon and I made sure of that because I wasn’t sure. Age does not define my relationship. I have uncles and aunts that are more than 10 years apart and have been together 50+ years. I love Dezmon. Over time I believe my dad will trust that. He’s seen me in love once before and it lasted on and off for 10 years. I was engaged then cheated on with my then best friend. Until now, I played it safe.

With that said, I GOT THE PART!!!!!! I’m extremely humbled and excited. My run was two weeks in February and they have extended my contract. We are working now to add more dates but since I have to blog by episode I can’t say much more on that but I had to let you know my run for right now is over before y’all go out looking for tickets hahaha.

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Basketball Wives Sneak Peek: A Little To The Left


Last week we all got a taste of what Kenya (and her music videos) were like. This week it’s Evelyn‘s turn. In this sneak peek from the third episode of Basketball Wives, Evelyn, Suzie, Kesha and Kenya meet up and Evelyn finally gets a chance to meet the woman behind the YouTube clips. Evelyn’s very first impression? “Her weave looks like a wig. Like, it’s a little to the left.” It gets better from there. Kind of. Just watch.

Basketball Wives airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Enter Our Trivia Contest To Win Our T.I. Book Giveaway


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 are the two household items Shekinah uses to create her hair-drying invention?

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.

The answer can be found in the clip above, and a full list of rules for this giveaway is available here.
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She Said/She Said: Jennifer And Evelyn Recap Basketball Wives Episode 2 On Their Blogs


As we mentioned last week, both Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams will be maintaining their own blogs this season in order to give their own sides of the story presented onscreen on Basketball Wives. We’ll be checking in with this blogs each week, as well as posting Royce Reed‘s recaps which are exclusive to the VH1 Blog to give you guys the most comprehensive coverage we can. So what are Jen and Evelyn saying this week? Well, first of all, Jennifer starts things off on her blog being fairly vague but diplomatic:
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Jim Jones Arrested And Released Again After Facing Allegedly Bogus Charges


Jim Jones‘ trouble with the law continues, he was arrested once again, this time in New York City on charges of driving with a suspended license. Jones was arrested yesterday but release just a few hours later, and a rep for him stated that it was a mistake, saying “Jim does not have a suspended license.” TMZ also reports that the arrest was bogus because he had been sitting in the passenger’s seat when cops asked him to move the car, and when he got out to drive it, they arrested him.

This dustup has nothing to do with his arrest just three days ago at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut though, where he was taken in by police and charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace.

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@lizburrito)

La La’s Full Court Life Season Two And Styled By June WIll Premiere On March 19


Monday nights are already a huge night around here on VH1, after all, Monday is Basketball Wives night. But if that wasn’t enough, the second season of La La’s Full Court Life and the brand new makeover show, Styled By June, are set to premiere on Monday, March 19 immediately following the wives at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Season two of La La will focus on La La Anthony‘s insanely busy professional career as an actress and makeup mogul, but yes, it also means the return of Po, Dice, Kiyan, Melo, and all of La’s famous friends.

Speaking of famous friends, June Ambrose, the star of Styled By June, has worked with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and dozens of other celebs, and in her brand new show, she breathes new life into the images of some brand new famous clients like Mischa Barton and Trina. For more on both shows, read on.

VH1 IS SERVING UP A NIGHT OF HOOPS AND HIGH HEELS WITH AN ALL
NEW SEASON OF “LA LA’S FULL COURT LIFE” STARRING LA LA ANTHONY
AND THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “STYLED BY JUNE” STARRING JUNE AMBROSE

Both Series Premiering on Monday, March 19 Starting at 9PM ET/PT


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