Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Renee Graziano Reveals Some Crazy Dirt About Her Surgery, Her Relationship, And The Rest Of The Mob Wives Cast

Renee Graziano appeared on The Breakfast Club radio show yesterday, and we have to say, normally we don’t learn a ton of new, revelatory gossip from press interviews, but there’s something about the way that these hosts manage to coax information out of their guests that’s impressive. When Renee appeared on the show, she discussed a lot of topics ranging from her surgery to her depression, to her own connection to Lee D’Avanzo, and we admit that some of the things she revealed blew our minds a little. Here are some of the things we learned from Renee (caution, spoilers ahead if you’ve been staying away from real-life Mob Wives news in order to see it play out on TV, a few topics Renee mentions will be addressed later this season on the show):

  • The woman that Lee D’Avanzo cheated on Drita with was none other than Junior’s own girlfriend.
  • If you’ve been wondering what Big Ang‘s relationship is with the women, it turns out she’s Renee’s aunt’s best friend.
  • Renee says she and Carla were “on our way to making up,” but Carla made comments about Renee’s son that Renee thinks are unforgivable. Aside from Carla, Renee speaks to everyone else in the cast.
  • She attributes her twenty-plus year struggle with depression to “the lifestyle” and the effects that it’s had on her.
  • She confirmed that Junior wore a wire in order to cooperate with the Feds, and as a result, Renee’s own father had to return to prison. She also said that she currently does not know Junior’s whereabouts.
  • Before Junior wore the wire and disappeared, they were making plans to get married for a second time.
  • Watch the entire interview above for more with Renee.

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    by (@lizburrito)

    Read An Excerpt From T.I.’s Novel, Power And Beauty

    When T.I. isn’t at home with his family teaching his kids about secrets and how to treat women, he’s on the road performing or plugging his new book, Power And Beauty. Last week, we saw Tip on the road doing press for the novel that he wrote, and this week, we’re thrilled to tell you that we actually received an excerpt from the book that you can read right here. The description alone is exciting enough: “Set in the dangerous shadows of Atlanta, Georgia, Power & Beauty is a dark, gritty story of sex, violence, hustling, and redemption centered around Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long—two kids facing long odds and lethal temptations, yet whose miraculous, unbreakable bond ultimately becomes their salvation.”

    Read the excerpt after the jump, and to find out how to purchase it online or to just get more information about the book, click here. Read more…

    by (@lizburrito)

    Take A Head-To-Toe Look At Yandy Smith’s Business Chic Style


    In addition to being a TV star and a music manager, Love And Hip Hop star Yandy Smith is a fashion entrepreneur. In our Head To Toe style feature with Yandy, she discusses her style, which she calls “business chic,” and part of her business includes her jewelry line called Everything Girls Love. All of Yandy’s accessories come from her line, but when it comes to clothing, she goes high fashion, rocking the Alexander McQueen. We love how Yandy can combine her goofy personality with her head for business, like when she tells us one minute that her dress “just lays on my booty nice,” and then in the next breath she tells us to “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” She’s like a seminar in how to keep things fun when you’re keeping it professional. For more shots of Yandy’s Head To Toe style, check out the gallery below, too.
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    In Honor Of Mob Wives Star Carla Facciolo, Listen To Our New Favorite Song “Her Name Is Carla”

    Carla Facciolo was largely absent from last night’s episode of Mob Wives because of her rift with Renee that got her blacklisted from the party, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t missed. In fact, Carla is so beloved by some fans, that she’s got a whole song dedicated to her, performed by J. Gamble & Zacky ‘D’. It is amazing. How can you not love lyrics like “Kids acting up/Pop’s not around/Strong Italian mother holding it down,” and samples of Carla doing interviews with Power 105??

    Have a listen to “Her Name Is Carla,” and tell us what you think! Since it’s Big Ang Week, may we ask that you guys also pen a song in honor of her, please?
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    by (@lizburrito)

    Yandy Smith Sarcastically Tweeted About Blue Ivy Carter And It Didn’t Go So Well


    Love And Hip Hop star Yandy Smith has found herself at the center of yet another situation involving mistaken intentions and poor judgment. (As if she hasn’t gotten herself in enough hot water as a result of her poor gift-giving skills and messy introductions this season on the show. We love Yandy, but she is always getting into this kind of trouble, isn’t she?) Yandy sent out a Tweet this weekend to congratulate Beyonce and Jay-Z on the birth of their new baby, writing “Awww congrats Beautiful Bey and Jay! Even though that baby been here for a month already. I be knowin! Glad you had a healthy baby. #GODBLESSYOU.” Gossip websites and her followers on Twitter went crazy, putting Yandy on blast for claiming the birth, which has been scrutinized enough as it is, happened last month, but Yandy says she was being sarcastic and no one got the joke.

    She later tweeted “Finally going to sleep. Final thought As usual- Rumors suck! I will never understand from a statement why people take things to be fact.Continuation-My sarcasm was in bad taste. I was making light of the ridiculous rumors which of course were untrue. I apologize if I offended any1.

    What do you think, poor taste, or just a joke that people took too seriously? Or just Yandy being Yandy?

    by (@lizburrito)

    Mob Wives Episode 2 Bonus Clip: Big Ang Thinks The Feds Have Taken All The Good Men Away


    In honor of Big Ang Week here on the VH1 Blog, allow us to keep harping on our new favorite reality star with this bonus clip from last night’s episode of Mob Wives. Renee’s Celebration Of Life party may have ended in disaster, but it wasn’t all bad. Watch as Big Ang catches up with Junior about the charges he faces. Only Big Ang can get away with saying something like “I think the Feds are out of their f—ing minds,” and have it be charming and hilarious.
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    Paul Scheer And Rob Huebel Battle For Screen Time At The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

    We’ve always thought that Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are a great comic duo, but beneath the surface, maybe it’s not as rosy and perfect as we thought. In this final promo clip for the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which air this Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1, watch at Rob shows his true colors and steals Paul’s screen time. Comedians can be so vicious, man.
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    We’re Declaring It Big Ang Week Over Here Because What’s Not To Love About Her?

    The people have spoken and basically, you’ve all declared your love for Mob Wives‘ newest star, Big Ang.

    We gave you a little primer on all things Big Ang-related last night after the show, and today, we’re sharing some of our favorite wit, wisdom, and pictures that she’s shared thus far on Twitter, and some of the best fan tweets (AND A FAN TATTOO) in her honor. And if you aren’t already following Big Ang on Twitter (@BiggAngVH1), what are you waiting for??

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