Posts By Elizabeth Black

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June Ambrose, Star Of The Upcoming Styled By June, Discusses Celebrity Fashion In The New York Times

June Ambrose has just come off her latest job as the wardrobe stylist for The X Factor, and she’s not slowing down one bit. The stylist to the stars has her own show, Styled By June, premiering in March on VH1, and her styling services are in high demand. Today, Ambrose appears in the New York Times in an article about the cult of “power stylists” and the importance they can have on a star’s career. Ambrose is quoted as saying “The red carpet is where people position themselves or re-emerge into the marketplace,” which is a key element to her new show. On the program, Ambrose will work with celebs who want to re-brand themselves and receive a full image makeover. (We’re not at liberty to say who will be appearing on the show just yet, but Ambrrose has been dropping hints on Twitter…)

Ambrose herself knows the importance your look can have on the public, the paper calls her out for her own signature style, which often includes turbans and flashy sunglasses. She puts it best when she says “I see myself as a star in a roomful of stars.” And we can’t wait to see more of this star when Styled By June premieres.
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The Best Musical Tribute To Big Ang Ever

My co-workers are going to think I’m insane today because I’ve had a goofy grin on my face all morning after listening to the hilarious, awesome song called “She Likes Wise Guys.” Created by the same guys (nay, auteurs) who brought us “Her Name Is Carla,” this new ditty is in honor of Mob Wives star Big Ang, and it has been on repeat on my computer all morning because I discover something new every time I listen. Lyrically, it is a masterpiece (“She love D&G/ She love Louis V/ You would think her middle name is luxury” “Big Ang on VH1/ Better tune in or you get the gun”) so yeah, you just need to listen to this instant classic right now.
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The New York Post On Love And Hip Hop: “This Is What The Hip-Hop Scene In New York Is”

It’s no secret that Love And Hip Hop has had a phenomenal second season, and it’s so good that The New York Post has taken notice. The Post ran an article yesterday featuring interviews with Yandy Smith, Olivia Longott, and executive producer (and occasional guest star) Mona Scott-Young, which was an interesting look at how the show has evolved from being a show about Jim Jones, who lost interest in being the star of the show after the pilot was shot (VH1 Senior VP Jim Ackerman explained “He didn’t really care what our producers wanted to do.”) to its current format which focuses on the women in his life.

Some of our favorite quotes from the article are below, including some veiled (and not to veiled) comparisons to Basketball Wives.

Yandy, on what she wants the series to show: “We don’t all live in big houses, we don’t have fancy cars, we don’t all just sit back and sip Champagne all day. Some of us are struggling, some of us live in attics, we work 9 to 5, we hurt, some of us want to get married . . . I think we’ve touched on so many different themes that women go through.”

Olivia on the on-screen fighting: “In Basketball Wives, I thought they were always bickering about nothing. They didn’t really have anything else to talk about, everyone was just sitting around having drinks. In our show, there’s so much for everybody to gravitate to.” (Olivia tweeted earlier today to clarify that quote, lest you think she was knocking Basketball Wives. She wrote to Tami Roman saying “@TamiRoman nope!I said our story lines are diff because we are a hiphop based show and that u guys do dinner n drink scenes n we break glasses on our drink scenes why we have plastic cups now. would never call yall wack I been a fan of the show.“)

Olivia on how she’s edited: “They make it seem like it’s such a struggle and like I need sympathy or something, and it bothers me to my core.”

Executive producer Mona Scott-Young on the feel and title of the show: “We really wanted to showcase the neighborhoods where they live, where they work, where they play. There are other shows that have a certain world in their title, but you never see that world on the show . . . We really want it to feel like this is what the hip-hop scene in New York is.”

Could that final quote be a dig at the oft-criticized fact that there aren’t many wives in the Wives franchises? Regardless, it’s exciting to see the mainstream latch on to and recognize the significance of this show — it’s about time.

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VH1 Announces The Return Of Dr. Drew With The Brand New Series Rehab With Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew will return to VH1 after all! Despite widespread reports to the contrary, Dr. Drew Pinsky will be returning to the network with a new show, Rehab with Dr. Drew. For more information about the brand new series, which will follow the real-life treatment of non-celebrities, check out the press release below.

This Season Of Rehab Will Expand To Assist Young Adults In
Need of Drug And Alcohol Treatment

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T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle Episode 7 Sneak Peek: “King Of The House”

In this sneak peek from next Monday’s T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, we get a glimpse at how hard it can be to wrangle a family with six children. The rules have gotten a little too relaxed around T.I.‘s house in recent months, but now that Tip is home, he’s trying to run a tighter ship. Unfortunately, one of his kids has some other ideas. King, cute as he may be, is an especially big handful and needs some discipline. Just because his name is King does not make him king of the Harris house, but try telling him that.
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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 1/13/12: Jim And Chrissy Talk Wedding Plans

  • Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin talked about their wedding plans with Angie Martinez. [Necole Bitchie]
  • Yandy Smith talks about career and who her real friends in the cast of Love And Hip Hop are in this Necole Bitchie interview [Necole Bitchie]
  • Curious to know more about T.I.‘s friend (and mother to his daughter Deyjah) Ranniqua? For one thing, she’s an aspiring singer with a video. [Necole Bitchie]
  • Bossip has a list of their most hated reality stars of all time…do you agree with the inclusion of Yandy, Kimbella, Ray-J and Linda Hogan?? [Bossip]
  • Evelyn Lozada talks about her friendship with Jennifer Williams and having babies in this interview. [TheYBF]
  • Tami Roman took some topless photos for an anti-fur campaign. Check out the pics here. [Necole Bitchie]
  • Siggy Flicker on Dr. Phil? Yes, please! [YouTube]
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