We wanted to pass along the news that Stacey Dash, former star of VH1′s Single Ladies, has finalized her divorce from actor Emmanuel Xuereb. The pair was married in 2007 and separated in 2010, at which point Dash also secured a restraining order against Xuereb, accusing him of hitting her. It would appear that the finalization of the divorce is good news for Dash, and in fact, after TMZ reported it, she Tweeted a smiley face at them, so she definitely seems to be taking it in stride. We wish Dash nothing but continued success in her personal and professional life.
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NBC’s new series Whitney, starring comedian Whitney Cummings, has been on our radar for a while (mostly because of the very-talked-about ads for the show that are kind of annoying), but we’ve given it a chance and think it’s actually pretty funny. (Sorry if we sound surprised, it’s just so hard to fully commit to any new sitcom, you know?)
So you know we were psyched that Whitney gave VH1 a shout out in last night’s episode (in a reference about our proclivity for showing girls kissing each other, but a reference nonetheless! And besides, the girls kissing thing is really more MTV/Jersey Shore these days, isn’t it?) Either way, it was funny! Check it. Read more…
Tough Love Miami stars Steve and JoAnn Ward appeared last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy grilled Steve about his own love life. “Nobody makes me sweat like you, bro,” Steve said after his mother mentioned he was dating a couple of different girls.
When they finally did get to talking about Tough Love Miami, which premieres this Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Steve admitted that this season, much like seasons past, was hard on all the women involved. “At the end of the first episode, they’re all crying,” Steve said. “There a few girls that had super-meltdowns.” Check out Steve and JoAnn talk Tough Love and their new family show The Wards Get Real, with Jimmy in the clip above. Read more…
Often, there’s more news about VH1′s stars than we can keep up with, so we’re bringing you a weekly gossip roundup of all the news stories we may have missed earlier. Here are some of the stories making the rounds this week:
La La Vasquez looked gorgeous and glamorous at the Multicultural Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art this week. [TheYBF] The stars of Basketball Wives L.A. grace the cover of Jet Magazine‘s October issue and Miami cast member Jennifer Williams LOLs about it. [Reality Wives/Facebook] Love & Hip Hop star Somaya Reece and Basketball Wives star Meeka Claxton were spotted at Tionna Smalls‘ Brooklyn boutique this weekend. [Necole Bitchie] According to her Twitter feed, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada is launching a blog soon! [Twitter] Vibe has a list of Ray-J‘s Top Ten Career WTF Moments [Vibe] It pays to wait on Love & Hip Hop star Jim Jones. The rapper reportedly ordered $20,000 worth of champagne at a New York Club this week and left a $6,000 tip. [TMZ] Former Single Ladies star Stacey Dash is officially divorced from her husband Emmanuel Xuereb after just over two years of marriage. [TMZ]
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Gloria Govan is one of the most recognizable faces on Basketball Wives L.A. thanks to her dramatic stint on the first season of the original Basketball Wives. Gloria has agreed to recap this season of Basketball Wives L.A. for the VH1 Blog and we couldn’t be happier to have her input on everything that goes down in front of and behind the camera. This week, Gloria gets upset about Draya the wedding no-show, and her MMA beatdown.
Rapper T.I. is finally a free man today. He was released from the halfway house where he spent the last two weeks of his eleven month sentence for parole violation, being chauffeured away from the Atlanta facility just after midnight. T.I. was released from prison on August 31 and was supposed to spend the final month of his sentence at the halfway house. Due to a misunderstanding over the rules of his furlough, he was returned to prison briefly last month, but now he can breathe a sigh of relief knowing he is a free man.
He will remain on probation for a year, during which time he’ll continue to film his new reality series for VH1.
Rapper T.I. Released From Halfway House [CNN]
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Ton Of Cash lost a fierce competitor this week, but it gained some serious drama and back-stabbing, and all of a sudden it’s like no one can be trusted. Least of all Rusty. (Rustin? Whatever!)
La La Vasquez has put her Full Court Life on display for the world to see for the past few months on her VH1 series, but next month she’ll conquer the New York stage, too.
When we spoke to La La last month, she revealed to us that she’s working hard on her acting career and has been busy rehearsing for the Off-Broadway show Love, Loss And What I Wore, which she’ll star in from October 5-30. Tickets for the show, which is written by Nora and Delia Ephron, and features a revolving cast of amazing actresses like AnnaLynne McCord, Minka Kelly, and Rumer Willis, are on sale now if you want to check out La La showing off her acting chops next month!
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With personalities as diverse and strong as the ones on Basketball Wives L.A., fans tend to love these ladies or hate them, and our commenters are never shy about saying which woman they relate to the most. But just in case you’re having a little identity crisis, we’ve made a little quiz to determine if you’re a Jackie, Malaysia, Imani, Laura, Gloria, or Draya.
All you have to do an answer a series of questions and our supercomputer will determine who you’re most like. To play, just text BBWLA to 22422 to get a link to the quiz sent straight to your mobile device.
We mentioned before that Celebrity Rehab star Amy Fisher would be featured in an upcoming Celebrity Boxing tournament, but it looks like she’s not the only cast member from the most recent season of Celebrity Rehab to participate in fight night.
Yesterday at a press conference for Celebrity Fight Night, Fisher, along with her husband Louis Bellera and Rehab co-stars Michael Lohan and Jeremy Jackson appeared to promote the show which will air on DirecTV Pay Per View on November 5. The lineup includes the following matchups: Michael Lohan vs. Kato Kaelin; Tareq Salahi vs. Jose Canseco; Coolio vs. Jeremy Jackson; Joey Buttafuoco vs. Amy Fisher’s husband, Lou Bellera; and Amy Fisher vs. Nadya “Octomom” Suleman. Yes, all of these notorious celebs will be in the same place at once on that night. Judging by the bloody lip Joey Buttafuoco is sporting in these shots after a tussle with Bellera, things could get verrrry interesting.