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Tough Love Returns For A Fourth Season, And Get An Inside Look At Steve And JoAnn’s Lives On The Wards Get Real This Sunday

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you guys what city you’d like to see Steve Ward travel to if there’s a fourth season of Tough Love, and while that location is still up in the air, we can safely say today that another season of the show is definitely happening. VH1 is thrilled to spend another season with Steve and his mother JoAnn as the Master Matchmakers teach another batch of women how to improve their dating lives. We spoke to Steve this morning when the news was announced and he told us that he’s excited to push the women on season four harder than ever. “I think you get the most out of these girls when you push them to the brink,” he said, “so my intentions are to challenge them moreso than they’ve ever been challenged before. I thought I took the gloves off in season three, but now I’m going to go out there and make it rain.”

We’re also happy to announce a primetime special, Tough Love: The Wards Get Real, which will air this Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In this special, we’ll get to see the entire Ward family in their element at home, working together, and occasionally giving one another a dose of familial tough love too. For more information about both shows, keep reading.

VH1 giving another dose of “Tough Love” as series is renewed for fourth season

One-Hour Docu-Special on Steve and JoAnn Ward “Tough Love: The Wards Get Real” Airs Sunday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT
Season Three Finale Airs December 11 at 8 PM ET/PT
Reunion Special Airs December 18 at 8 PM ET/PT


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If You Think You Know Chrissy Lampkin Of Love And Hip Hop, Think Again: “There’s No Way You Know Me,” She Tells Us


Chrissy Lampkin put her life out there for all to see on season one of Love And Hip Hop, and in this exclusive interview, Chrissy opens up about her love for Jim Jones and how there are a lot more layers to her than what we saw in season one. “I proposed to Jimmy because I wanted him to know how I felt…and that I was going to go outside of the ordinary because the love we have is outside the ordinary,” Chrissy told us. But when she talked about having fans who feel like they know her after seeing her personal drama go down, she corrects that theory, explaining “There’s no way you know me after eight thirty-minute episodes, please don’t be fooled.” We’re hoping to get to know Chrissy much better now that the show has been extended to sixty minutes. Season two of Love And Hip Hop premieres Monday, November 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Love And Hip Hop Star Somaya Reece Shows Us She’s The Boss In This Exclusive Interview

Emily B. Talks About Being In Denial During Season One And Her Great “Friendship” With Fabolous

Love And Hip Hop‘s Olivia Talks About The Reunion, Her Relationship With Emily, And How She’s The One With The Level Head
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by (@lizburrito)

La La Anthony Keeps Some Hot Company At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


La La Anthony‘s life is making me a little jealous right now. Sure, she’s got a great man, a great kid, and a career that anyone would envy, but what I’m talking about today is how she was in a hotness sandwich (open-faced) last night at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. See her posing here with Maxwell AND Stephen Dorff? La La, please, next time you need a wingwoman, call me. Check out a couple more shots of La La on the red carpet too, we’re loving her pink and orange look (although it sort of makes us crave Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.)

For more photos from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, check out the mega gallery over at TheFABLife.

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Love And Hip Hop Star Chrissy Lampkin Fine After Bus Hits Her Truck


Love And Hip Hop‘s Chrissy Lampkin had a potentially scary evening last night when she reported on Twitter that her truck had been hit by a New York City bus. Lampkin wrote yesterday “OoOh hell NO !!!!!!!! A NYC bus just hit my truck. Sooooo not happy right now ?.” She later wrote “My neck and my back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” which concerned us that she had actually been hurt.

Our initial worry that Chrissy was injured in the accident was tempered by the fact that Chrissy immediately started joking with concerned fans on Twitter later. She responded to one fan by writing “I’m ok BUt I think my mole fell off !!!!!!LMAO !!!!!!!!” and then confirmed that it she’s fine now but her truck is “Miss’n some paint…but I’m good.” We’re sorry she lost some paint, but it’s clear she hasn’t lost her sense of humor. Maybe the accident and her subsequent trip to Maaco will be featured on season two…
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Report: VH1′s Secrets Of Aspen Star Laura Bellizzi Pregnant By Mel Gibson


It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Laura Bellizzi, one of the stars of Secrets of Aspen, and the woman whose dating habits were often questionable on the show is now raising eyebrows again because of who she’s been romantically linked to. Radar Online reports that Bellizzi is pregnant as a result of a brief romance she had with Mel Gibson.

Though neither Bellizzi nor Gibson have confirmed the paternity, it’s clear from the photos on the Radar site that she is indeed pregnant, and regardless of who the daddy is, we’d like to offer our best wishes and congratulations.

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Love And Hip Hop‘s Emily B. Talks About Being In Denial During Season One And Her Great “Friendship” With Fabolous


Emily Bustamante lived out a lot of real life drama on camera last season on Love And Hip Hop. In this exclusive clip, Emily tells us she didn’t like who she was last season and decided to make some big changes in her life and how the show made her realize some things about her relationship with Fabolous. When asked why she’s coming back for another season, she explains that there are more sides to her that she wants to show off and says “There’s a lot more to Emily than the crybaby you saw in season one.”

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Love And Hip Hop Star Somaya Reece Shows Us She’s The Boss In This Exclusive Interview
Love And Hip Hop‘s Olivia Talks About The Reunion, Her Relationship With Emily, And How She’s The One With The Level Head

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Tough Love Miami Star Steve Ward Answers Fan Questions: Finding A Man Of A Certain Age

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 advises an older dater on what her best options are for finding a man her own age.

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.

Join the conversation around your favorite VH1 shows like Tough Love Miami whenever you watch. Join the party by downloading the VH1 Co-Star app. Watch exclusive videos, see photos you won’t see anywhere else, and test your show knowledge with our trivia and more while you watch!
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Jackie Christie, The Marrying Kind: The Love Test


Basketball Wives L.A. star Jackie Christie has graciously offered to write a column for the VH1 blog with the advice and wisdom she’s picked up after years of marriage to retired NBA star Doug Christie. The Christies’ relationship has been inspirational for many of their peers, and they’ve never compromised it, they put family and each other ahead of everything else. The pair wrote a book, No Ordinary Love, together and we’re glad that Jackie has chosen to share even more of her words of wisdom as a true basketball wife with us each week. This week, take Jackie’s love test.
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T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle To Premiere December 5 at 9 PM ET


It’s been a couple of months since T.I.‘s release from prison, and at long last, the reality series that he’s been working on since his release is here. T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle will feature T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their children for an inside look at the private and professional life of the Grammy-winning artist. “In this family documentary, you will see the challenges of raising children while balancing a career,” T.I. says. “It’s like a lot of families, only our home is in the spotlight.” For more info about the show, and a picture of their gorgeous kids, read on.

VH1 TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING RAPPER T.I.’S FAMILY LIFE IN
“T.I. & TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE”
New Series Premiering Monday, December 5th at 9PM* on VH1

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VH1′s Got Nuttin’ But Love For Heavy D [R.I.P.]


The incredibly sad news of Heavy D‘s passing at the age of 44 this afternoon caught us off guard and totally shocked us. The news has rippled across the internet quickly and it’s clear that we’re not the only ones stunned and saddened by the hip hop artist’s death. We offer our deepest sympathy to those close to Heavy D, and offer a few of the Twitter condolences that some of our VH1 talent has written as well. R.I.P.

@StevenBWard First Smokin’ Joe and now Heavy D. It’s been a rough week. RIP

@GloGovan RIP Heavy D…. Hip hop legend!!!

@TamiRoman So sad, he was a dear friend of mine :( RT @UncleRUSH RIP Heavy D

@LaLa Stunned by the news of @heavyd passing away. He was an amazing man that always wanted 2help others..may GOD bless him in heaven&his family

@DritaDavanzo #RIP Heavy D… :(

@ShaunieONeal RIP Heavy D… Gone too soon.

@1andOnlyOlivia HEARTBROKEN AND SPEECHLESS

@JackeeHarry RIP Heavy D ( @heavyd ): Hip Hop Legend, Music Exec, … All Around GREAT Guy. #GoneTooSoon

@TinyMajorMama RIP to the Great Heavy D..he will truly be missed!

@MsLaurenLondon So sad to hear about the loss of Heavy D. I grew up on his music. He will be missed. #RIP Heavy D

@MashondaLoyal RIP Heavy D- God Bless a man that was truly a part of my musical era!! Sending much love to the family.. Mount Vernon!!

@DJDRAMA Heavy D “Who’s The Man” was on of my 1st pieces of vinyl when I first started djayin. Def 1 of the first 5 records I spent $ on. RIP

@IamMelissaImani Wow another great on gone RT @heavyd: “A ship is safe in it’s harbor.. but that,s not what ships are made for.”

@ChynnaSoul And my eccentric psychic timing is right on time! Praise Life cause you never know when your time is up! #RIPHeavyD #hipshaker

@4everBrandy I am shocked, overwhelmed, and all of the above at the death of @heavyd ! May you rest in peace!! I love you and I promise to live INSPIRED!

@MissJei38 RIP Heavy D and the boyz – now that we found love ( 1991) via @youtube

@RoyceLR R. I. P. Heavy D & Joe Frazier……… WOW!

@iamJennifer RIP Heavy D, a sad day in hip hop!

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