Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Shaq Admits To Respectfully Cheating On Shaunie O’Neal In His New Memoir

A few weeks ago we mentioned that Shaquille O’Neal has written a memoir of his life, but details about what he might include about his marriage to Basketball Wives star Shaunie O’Neal were hazy. Well, now we can at least clear up one thing on that front: Shaq has a unique way of owning up to his infidelity. In one passage of the book, which is titled Shaq Uncut: My Story and comes out on Tuesday, he writes:

“At one time my ex-wife Shaunie and I were happy, but I admit it–I was a guy. I was a guy with too many options. Choosing to be with some of those women, well, that’s on me. In my mind, I never did it disrespectfully, but obviously I shouldn’t have done it all.”

It’s the “I never did it disrespectfully” part that’s caught a bit of flak, what do you think: is it a cop-out, or is he being big about the situation (no pun intended) by just admitting to the cheating at all?

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Why Am I Still Single? – Episode 6 – Siggy And Co. Talk About Justin And Ana


Matchmaker Siggy Flicker and her team of stylists and recruiters are experts in the field of dating, and each week on Why Am I Still Single?!, they take on two new clients to help them rehab their image from the inside out. Siggy, her twin stylists Jenn and Jamie, and her love pickers, Hayley, Chynna, and Victor, will be giving us a weekly look at their clients and they issues they’re up against. This week Siggy tried her best to teach pompous Justin and spiritual Ana how to find a mate.
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Celebrity Rehab Revisited – Season One – Progress, Not Perfection

The stories of the patients of Celebrity Rehab are often about heartbreak, troubled pasts, and redemption, and this week, we’re (finally) taking a look at a few of the stars from the very first season of the series, whose stories combine all three. Dr. Drew Pinsky and Bob Forrest reconnected with four of the original celebrities to give us the first episode in a four-part series called Celebrity Rehab Revisited, and while their behavior in the past hasn’t always been stellar, they’ve all managed to prove to themselves and to us that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Tough Love Miami – Episode 8 – Liar, Liar


“What is he going to make us do now? I’m seriously done embarrassing myself,” Jane says early on, before she gets her turn at the Land O’ Lies human-sized board game on Tough Love Miami. Steve Ward explains that he has created a game show for the ladies do determine the lies they’ve told in their past. And this is where Jane is not quite done embarrassing herself after all.
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Olivia Discusses Love And Hip Hop Episode 1 With Us: “Buckle Up And Get Ready” For Season Two


We here at the VH1 blog love recapping every episode of every series we air, but sometimes we love hearing what the stars of these shows have to say firsthand about what went down in real life. That’s why we’re so excited that Olivia Longott has agreed to give us her insider info for Love And Hip Hop‘s second season. We’re a little bit late getting the first recap up, but welcome to the blog, Olivia!

Hey y’all, it’s ya girl Olivia and this is week one of my Love and Hip Hop recap. Let’s just say episode one was craaaaaay lol in my JZ voice. First let’s discuss Emily. My girl finally moved out of Fab’s house and got her own place, and to celebrate this we had an emancipation party. It was going well until Kimbella dropped the bomb that she had been with Fab while Emily was preggers (why she chose to do it there and in the presence of all the girls as if it was any of our business is beyond me) but anyhoo, this triggered the fireworks. Emily got emotional and Chrissy got pissed and…ummm the rest is reality TV history. Do I condone grown women fighting? I do not, but man, oh man it makes for good TV, and trust me, this was not fake or scripted. Emotions ran high and this was the result. LOL @ Somaya getting up and moving out the way.
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Watch A Clip From The Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion: Jackie Waits For Her Turn To Speak

Time for the post-season! Part one of the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion will air on Monday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, but we have a sneak peek ready for you now. In this clip from the show, host John Salley introduces the women and then gets right down to business with Laura and Malaysia, discussing their fight from the first episode. Watch till the end though for a glimpse of Jackie getting feisty…there’s plenty more of that on the full show, so tune in Monday!
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Get Another Look At The Baseball Wives Before They Debut

Baseball Wives doesn’t debut until November 30, but we just got a new batch of photos featuring the cast that we have to share. We’re going to try and keep the sports metaphors to a minimum throughout the season, so allow us to just get this out of our system, these pics are a homerun. (Swear to God, that’s the only time we’ll do that.) After the jump, tell us who your early faves are in our poll.

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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 11/18/11: Kelly Clarkson Unplugged, And Some Basketball Wives L.A. Rumors

  • The Hollywood Reporter compiled a list of Kelly Clarkson‘s best quotes from her Unplugged appearance. (Our fave: “I realize God didn’t give me boobs cuz if I had them, I’d show them off. I’d be a slut.”) Watch it here in case you missed the online premiere last night, or tune in to the TV broadcast tonight at 11p.m. ET on VH1. [VH1/THR]
  • Are Basketball Wives L.A. star Matt Barnes and Eva Longoria a thing now? [TheYBF]
  • La La and Carmelo Anthony look stylish at the 8th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards [Bossip]
  • In other La La news, it’s hard to believe but she just got a Facebook page this week, hurry up and “Like” her! [Facebook]
  • Bret Michaels turns “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” into an homage to Regis Philbin this week on Live! Is it awkward? Is it sincere? You decide. [NY Mag]
  • Noel Gallagher‘s blog post recounting his time spent at VH1′s Big Morning Buzz last week is a pretty hilarious read…and he’s got some dirt on Katie Holmes in there, too. [Noel Gallagher]
  • Jackie Christie denies that she and Doug have an open marriage, saying “it’s not something that I could even consider or think about.” [S2S]
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    An Exclusive Sneak Peek At Love And Hip Hop Episode 2: The Aftermath Of Chrissy And Kimbella’s Fight

    “I tried to stomp her head down to the next floor of the hotel.” That’s how Chrissy describes the force she used to attack Kimbella during their fight on last week’s episode of Love And Hip Hop. In this sneak peek of episode two, which may as well be entitled “The Aftermath,” Chrissy and Kim give their sides of what happened, and the rest of the girls weigh in on what went on before their eyes. Gotta love Somaya for telling it like it is: “You talking crazy to somebody that you know is not gonna back down. What did you think she was gonna do?” The woman knows from experience!

    Watch as Chrissy admits what she did at the party to Jim too, and let us know what you think is going to go down on Monday!
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    Tough Love Miami Star Steve Ward Answers Fan Questions: How To Deal With A Possibly Gay Husband


    Earlier this season, we put out a call to fans of Tough Love Miami, asking you to submit whatever dating questions they have for the show’s resident expert and Master Matchmaker, Steve Ward. We’ll be posting Steve’s responses to all those questions here on the VH1 Blog throughout the season, so check back each week to see if your question was one of the chosen ones. This week, Steve has two issues to deal with, a husband who has gay tendencies, and a woman who keeps getting told she’s intimidating to men.

    If you have questions for Steve or just want to keep up to date with him, follow him on Twitter (@stevenbward), like him Facebook, friend him on Google Plus and watch his Love Lab channel on Ustream.

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