Full disclosure: Jennifer Gimenez from Celebrity Rehab is my girl. We spoke every week during this past season of the show and my interviews with her were incredibly insightful, sometimes emotional, and always fascinating, given her insider’s point of view working at the Pasadena Recovery Center and with her own history of drug abuse. But often, our talks were sprinkled with girl talk and gossip, too, and Jenn occasionally mentioned this health regimen she had stuck to that sounded rough (no oil, no butter, no fun — that last one is just my own opinion). But giiiirl, it paid off. She lost over 100 pounds and we’re stunned at the results. Check out Gimenez in this photo shoot from Star Magazine and tell us she doesn’t look amazing. For more pics, check out RadarOnline, they have the full photo spread posted.
The fact thatKimsha Artest appeared on two episodes of Basketball Wives L.A. and then seemed to have disappeared has not gone unnoticed by fans of the show. Last week, we even reported about some fake drama that the internet seemed to create between Shaunie O’Neal and Artest after a phony Facebook account for Artest was created, and the author wrote angry posts directed at Shaunie for being edited out of the show. O’Neal denied there was drama, saying she’s never even met Artest, and now we have the straight dope from the Basketball Wives producers themselves on what happened to Artest. Here you have it, the final word:
“When Kimsha Artest signed on to be in ‘Basketball Wives: LA,’ we were very excited to have her onboard. That is why we were confused and disheartened when after a limited number of days shooting she stopped showing up for filming. This is the sole and only reason Kimsha has not appeared on more episodes of the series. Her minimal coverage on the show was entirely her decision and not that of Shed Media, VH1 or Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal.‘Basketball Wives: LA’ continues to be a ratings success for VH1 every Monday night.”
Now that everyone else has weighed in on (and pounded on) Draya, it’s time for the rest of the world to put in their two cents. This week on Basketball Wives L.A., once again Draya was under fire for that sneaky police report that accused her of child endangerment. She held her own and managed to convince Malaysia she was telling the truth, but no one else believed her. What do you think?
Master MatchmakerSteve Ward is back for a third season of Tough Love, and this time he’s traveled south to Miami where the heat is definitely on. Steve will be giving us his thoughts on every episode, so for episode two, he admits he has no remorse for putting Jane’s mugshot out there for the world to see, because honesty is the only policy. He also gets into how too many people aren’t cautious enough with their online profiles.
Hi, Elizabeth! So what did you think of the show?
I was so entertained. And people are still tweeting about it too, it’s getting great feedback!
If you go into Twitter and search my name or Tough Love, you try to find one bad thing people are saying about the show, one negative comment, I’m gonna tell you, you’re going to have a hard time.
I did see somebody call you out for posting Jane‘s mugshot, and I understand you can Google it and it’s public, but did you ever hesitate for a moment at putting that out there?
Four months after his death, the results of an autopsy performed on actor and Celebrity Rehab star Jeff Conaway have been released. L.A. County Coroner Craig Harvey has declared that Conaway’s death at the age of 60 was accidental and caused by a major internal infection. Harvey said that a toxicology test was not performed because Conaway had been hospitalized for weeks prior to his death and his blood would not have shown signs of drug use.
Master MatchmakerSteve Ward is back for a third season of Tough Love, and this time he’s traveled south to Miami where the heat is definitely on. Steve will be giving us his thoughts on every episode, and he has plenty to say about the season premiere where we met the new crop of women, each one with an issue all her own.
Episode one! Can you tell me what your first impression was of each of the ladies when you met them?
Do you want to go one by one? I do remember them all, I actually memorized them alphabetically.
Oh, well then let’s go in alphabetical order.
Alright, we will start with Avonte. She was very stubborn, I mean she’s in her late 30’s, she was in a serious relationship with a married man for almost a decade, and she came into boot camp rationalizing it, thinking that she wasn’t the problem, everyone else was the problem. I think she was very easily impressionable and so she fell for what I consider to be a bunch of bulls— and some guy led her to believe that because his religion allowed him to live a polygamous lifestyle that it was okay for her to be his long term girlfriend while he was married to another woman. Read more…
This week on Tough Love: Miami, the women get a lesson in how to deal with men in this age of advanced cyber-stalking, text-messaging, and Google searches. And while everyone proves they have something to learn when it comes to technology, Avonte proved she also has something to learn in the “Just being a decent person” department. Not only did she call her date “pitiful” (luckily not to his face), but she did mock his dreadlocks and tell him she hated them. So what do you think, honesty is the best policy, or someone should muzzle this girl?
Tough Love Miami is finally here! At long last, matchmaker Steve Ward is back to dish out the truth to eight new recruits, each with their own issues that are causing them some problems in the love department.
Steve wasted no time this week, giving this new group of women two “first impression”-based challenges. The first involved them walking through a bar to see what kind of impression they left on a group of guys hanging out there, and later, they had an elevator challenge. Like the first exercise, they had to walk past a group of lovely gents, and some of them would follow each woman into an elevator. The women would then have to choose which guy in their elevator they wanted to spend the evening talking to. As quick as this sounds (I’m used to express elevators, so fourteen floors seems like an incredibly short amount of time to size up your suitors), this cause a lot of drama for some of these women. They’re also given the symbolic promise ring, which is there to remind them that Steve means business and they’ll hopefully have someone to give the promise ring to by the end.
Let’s meet the ladies now and analyze how they fared during their inaugural bootcamp challenges! And check in tomorrow when we chat with Steve about his thoughts on the episode. Read more…
Last week on Basketball Wives L.A., the ladies decided to go to a mixed martial arts class under the guise of “it’s exercise” and “we’ll get some aggression out.” But was it really an opportunity for Laura to beat the crap out of Draya because she’s been hearing that Draya has been gossiping about her? It sure looks like it. Check out this clip from next week’s episode to see for yourself, and tune in on Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT to see the entire thing.
There was a feud brewing for the past couple of weeks — or so it seemed — between Basketball Wives L.A. star Kimsha Artest and Basketball Wives creator and star Shaunie O’Neal. Over on Facebook, Kimsha had been taking swipes at Shaunie on Facebook (from an account that has since been deleted) because of the fact that she hadn’t appeared on the show since episode two. Gossip rag MediaTakeOut even took the story to another level this week by claiming that Kimsha “put hands” on Shaunie and things got physical between the two of them.
But now both Shaunie and Ron Artest (sorry, Metta World Peace) have set the record straight that there is no feud at all and there definitely was no altercation. O’Neal told Madame Noire
“We’ve never met, so there is no relationship. I’ve met Ron [Artest] before a couple times, but never Kimsha, ever. I can’t say anything about her because I don’t know her. I don’t know how you fight someone that you’ve never met nor talked to. We’ve never been in the same place at the same time that I know of. And I would never ever fight somebody, I guess you’d have to meet them first to do that, and that’s never happened. So, I really don’t know where all that came from.”