In anticipation of our big Basketball Wives livestream event tomorrow (starting at 11am ET!), I spent the day driving all over downtown Miami today visiting with Evelyn Lozada, Jennifer Williams, Suzie Ketcham, and Tami Roman. I would have met with Shaunie, Royce and the new ladies, Kesha and Kenya, as well, but there aren’t enough hours in the day. Miami is exhausting, guys.
I spent some time with Jennifer, Tami, and Suzie at their apartments (maybe you saw a picture of Jennifer’s view earlier? If you didn’t, be sure to follow me on Twitter for pics and quotes throughout the livestream tomorrow), and I even caught up with Evelyn as she was filming a scene, which was exciting to watch as it was happening. Check out my gallery from today with pics of all the women, and tune in tomorrow at basketballwives.vh1.com for so much more!
We know there are a lot of fans of La La Anthony out there, and you’ll all be thrilled to hear that La La’s Full Court Life will be returning for another season in 2012. Personally, we’re as psyched for the return of Po, Dice, and Kiyan as we are for La La herself, we miss this whole cast. For more information about season two, check out the press release below, and if you miss La La like we do, maybe it’s time to revisit our mega-gallery of La La’s best looks throughout the years.
VH1 GOES INTO OVERTIME AS “LA LA’S FULL COURT LIFE” GETS
SECOND SEASON PICKUP
It’s been two days since we heard that actress Denise Vasi earned a starring role on Single Ladies, and the gorgeous Vasi spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the series today. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the interview as Vasi discussed her exciting new role as Raquel and how she got the job.
Vasi on her character, Raquel:
Raquel is going to come back and stir the pot in a different way and bring some exciting new energy. We don’t wanna say too much.
On her audition process for the role:
When you see a network take so much time and they’re really specific, you know that they care about that show and it makes you wanna get the job even more because you know they appreciate who their audience is and what they’re looking for…I got the great opportunity to screentest with Lisa[Raye McCoy] which was really fun.
On how she got involved with the show:
Obviously the show was a huge success and I had the conversation with my manager. “Let’s keep an eye out if anything comes up even guest-star wise for the show.” A casting sheet went out and I went in and read the first time and I was lucky enough to come back again and read a second time. Then I read in New York and I read one more time in LA. We had a few work sessions and then I screen-tested.
On whether or not she’s a single lady in real life:
Well I’m not a married lady [laughs]. Trust me I’ve done a lot of dating. I’ve got a lot of stories. I definitely have a lot to pull from.
On her resemblance to the show’s former star, Stacey Dash:
We have similar features so that’s a great compliment, yeah.
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Olivia Longott is a busy woman, but we’re so lucky and thrilled that she’s going to be giving us some exclusive episode commentary every week during this season of Love And Hip Hop.
Hmmmm… So I see u guys enjoyed last night’s show. Where can we start today with Chrissy and Kim, or Kim and Em? Let’s start with Kim and Em. lol
I’m so proud of Emily for standing her ground and letting Kim know that she didn’t, doesn’t, and won’t ever agree with her past actions, but it’s also big of Kim to try and make amends. I will not discuss the hair on fire incident, let’s just leave that alone. And fyi, I was superimposed with men on my lap — that was not me. Now although the party was fun and I had a good time with the girls, as far as Chrissy and Kim, I think Kim tryin’ to get an apology is never gonna happen. What needs to happen is they just need to stay away from each other and keep the peace. Nancy, Jim and Chrissy, I’m glad things are going well and they have finally gotten to the point where they are giving each other a chance.
Yandy and Chrissy we just have to wait and see…
(And by the way, we here at the VH1 Blog know that despite what Wayne Williams thinks, “December” is still at the top of our charts, so go ahead and download it over on iTunes!)
One of the great perks of our job is to meet the people who grace our TV screen and ask them what we (and hopefully YOU) are wondering about them. So when Olivia Longott and the rest of the cast of Love And Hip Hop swung by a few weeks ago, we got (very) up close and personal to get the inside scoop on their fashion sense for a feature we call Head To Toe. Check out our video with Olivia as she talks about her style and for a better look at all of her signature pieces, we’ve got some close-up shots in our gallery below.
We’ve been teasing some BIG NEWS on our Basketball Wives Facebook page this week (if you missed it, it might be time to “like” the page already) and now it’s time for the reveal.
There’s been a lot of speculation about Basketball Wives over the past few months. We’ve heard the reports about new castmembers who may or may not be joining the show. We’ve heard reports about old castmembers who were considering leaving the show. And we’ve heard the fans grumbling that they just want the show back on already. We’re excited to announce that we finally have a lot of news for you all.
The first thing is that YES, Basketball Wives is returning for a fourth season, which will air in February, 2012. The second bit of info that we can confirm is YES, two new women, Kesha Nichols and Kenya Bell, are joining the cast in Miami. And the last thing, which we’re guessing you HAVEN’T been speculating about because it’s a brand new development, is that on Thursday, December 8, we’ll be broadcasting a livestream of the ladies featuring interviews with the full cast, a Twitter sweepstakes, and a photo shoot! The livestream, which you can find out about over here, will air on BasketballWives.VH1.com from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. And for all the current info about the fourth season and the new additions to the cast, read on.
VH1 HEADS INTO THE FOURTH SEASON OF
The Fourth Season of the Highly Rated “Basketball Wives”
Will Return on VH1 February 2012
Catch A Behind the Scenes Look To Meet And Interact with Ladies, Including The Two New Cast Members, During an Exclusive Live Stream of the “Basketball Wives” Promo Shoot in Miami at
VH1.com and VH1 Mobile
Thursday, December 8th at 11am ET
On the second episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, allow us to do something a little different. See, now that Tip is back in his element and acclimating back to life at home, he spends a part of this episode letting us know some of the more important rules and regulations that are part of his daily routine. We see him displaying his parental authority with his kids and telling them how to behave at home, but we also see how hard he works in the studio, so here now are some of the best lessons we learned from him tonight. King of the South? More like King of Successories.
T.I. On Living In The Now
God. Family. Hustle. In that order.