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Drita D’Avanzo Rocks A Teeny Bikini On Vacation

Mob Wives is on a little summer break, and so are the ladies who star on the show. In this photo that Drita D’Avanzo posted to her Facebook page on Friday, the former model showed off her bikini bod while soaking up the sun in Turks and Caicos, and to reiterate what some of her fans who have commented, Lee can eat his heart out. We don’t think she’s sending him these pics any time soon.

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Fantasia Officially Announces Her Pregnancy

Big congrats to American Idol alum and member of the VH1 family, Fantasia Barrino, who confirmed her pregnancy on stage at a show in Florida this weekend. Rumors that Fantasia was pregnant have floated around for a couple of months now, but this is the first time she has publicly acknowledged the baby bump in the room.

“This child that I carry, God has given me this child and I’m not gonna have to hide it from none of y’all,” she said at the show. Fantasia didn’t reveal who the father is, but she’s been seen with her old flame, Antwuan Cook as recently as last month when they were on vacation in Barbados together.

Mazel tov!!

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Michael Lohan Discusses How He Would Be “Stuck On Stupid” Without Celebrity Rehab

Michael Lohan‘s rehabilitation on this season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew has given us quite a few dramatic moments, in no small part because of his volatile relationship with his ex, Kate Major, which we got a glimpse of on last night’s episode. In this interview we did with Lohan before the season began, he explains how he got involved in the show and how he was able to overcome his co-dependency with Major.

“My co-dependency issues with the relationship I was in had a big effect on me on the show and led to anger and led to me walking off the show at one time,” Lohan told us. “It was a process.” Lohan seems to have taken to the process, and now sings the high praises of it and his doctors, especially Dr. Drew. “I admired Dr. Drew when I spoke on other shows with him…But once you get to know the man, he is amazing,” Lohan says.
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Talking Celebrity Rehab Episode 6 With Dr. Sharp And Jennifer Gimenez

Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew is back for a fifth season, and we’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk about the show with Dr. Drew and some of the other staff at the Pasadena Recovery Center to get an inside look at the rehabilitation process. This week, we spoke with Jenn Gimenez and Dr. John Sharp about Friends and Family Day at the center.

First we spoke with Dr. John Sharp, the Pasadena Recovery Center’s psychiatrist, about Amy Fisher and Michael Lohan‘s dramatic family visits.

In this episode, it’s family day at the center and it seems very overly focused on Amy and Michael in particular. I’m just curious if you thought this show was going to latch on to them and their issues and run with them as much as it has?

Dr. Sharp: The clinical work that was done in connection with the family visits was very earnestly focused on what we could do with who was available. For example, Bai Ling‘s mother only became available after the original filming, so she wasn’t able to be there at family day…We were just as concerned with Bai’s needs to reconnect with her mother as we were with needing to talk through whether Amy Fisher’s husband was going to be supportive with the changes she was going to make in her life. It just turned out because of who was available, who showed up and how people behaved that the production of the episode featured these dramatic moments, but I don’t think that the treatment emphasized those people more than anyone else’s legitimate need to get attention to their family issues.

What was your ultimate take on the relationship with Amy and her husband?

They’re very close and he is very supportive of her well being, and Dr. Drew and I wanted to asses that and get a feel for what their relationship is like. Her husband obviously is a very imposing man and we worried from a distance that he may have strong feelings about what she should and shouldn’t do and that may not have aligned with what we would see in her best interest. It turns out he was very supportive of her. We really got the sense that he wanted her to do whatever she needed to do to get healthy, specifically when she was talking about giving up making adult movies. He was not at all resistant to that, he actually said that he was relieved. That’s a good example of how important it is to bring a significant other in, in regards to a personal change that is going to affect their family.

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Behind-The-Scenes Single Ladies Text: Keisha Makes A Mix Tape

It’s nice to see that the art of the mix tape hasn’t died. On Single Ladies, Keisha knows how to keep things interesting with Malcolm, and that includes giving him unexpected gifts, like a sexy music mix. And who better to help her make it than her friend who works in the music biz, April?

Single Ladies airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and for more bonus features, be sure to check out the Twitter pages of Val (@Val_VH1), Keisha (@Keisha_VH1) and Omar (@Omar_VH1).

by (@lizburrito)

Sneak A Peek At La La’s Full Court Life: Welcome To New York!

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In case you missed the news, La La Vasquez is returning to VH1 in her new series, La La’s Full Court Life, which premieres on August 22 at 9 p.m.

In this sneak peek of the new series, La La makes her way around her new hometown of New York City, tasting all of our finest candies and getting to know all of our finest paparazzi photographers. Trust us, La La, you’ll never get used to the bustle of Times Square.

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Renee Graziano Poses With Her Two Favorite Men

For all the drama between Renee Graziano and her ex, Junior, this season on Mob Wives, it’s nice to see that they two of them are still close even if they aren’t getting romantic.

In this photo that Renee posted to Twitter yesterday, Renee is seen posing with Junior and their son, AJ, and she captioned it “The two most important men in my life.” (Interestingly, the photo has now been taken down. Not sure if it’s because Renee had a change of heart, or maybe because she’s revealing too much of her hot new full-body lift…) Either way, it’s nice knowing they’re still a happy little family.
[Photo: Yfrog]

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Check Out Single Ladies Star Anthony Montgomery’s Rap Video And Hear Him Out As He Defends Darryl’s Cruelty

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To Single Ladies fans, Anthony Montgomery is a hated man. The actor plays the cold and calculating Darryl Jenkins, soon-to-be ex of April, a certified “nice guy” right up until he found out about April’s cheating ways. But the real Anthony Montgomery is nothing like Darryl, as I learned when we chatted the other day. Instead, he is chatty and playful and surprisingly funny. Another big surprise? The man has a rap career. Check out the video for his single, “Stimulation,” above, which will be featured on Monday’s episode of Single Ladies, and follow him on Twitter (@AMontgomery5) to stay informed about what he’s up to. (His goal is to hit one million followers, so let’s make this happen!)

For our full interview with the man everyone loves to hate, read on.

It’s so crazy to talk to you and not hear this mean, cold voice on the other end of the line!

[Laughs] Okay, look. Liz. Look. Darryl is a bit hurt. That’s all I can say. He is hurt. And instead of sitting there crying in a corner, he’s acting out.

Darryl just seems like such a stretch for you, you are nothing like him at all.

I am not! We all have aspects of him somewhere in us, but I make every realistic effort to not be that guy. It’s also because of the roles that I’ve played in my career, I’m always the nice guy, I’m always Darryl from the pilot, and every role I’ve played in Hollywood in the fifteen years I’ve been out here, I’ve always been the nice guy, the best friend, the “Why can’t every guy be like you?” guy, so for me, getting to play a role like this where I get to show a different tier to my acting abilities, it’s a thrill for me. I’ve got a throng of women across the country who love to hate me right now, it’s pretty funny. “Why are you being so mean to her?” And I’m like, she cheated with the Mayor! What are you talking about? Is everyone forgetting that?
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Behind-The-Scenes Single Ladies Text: Omar Does The Beach While Val Does Jerry

Val must really be in love with her new beau Jerry to give up a free trip to Hilton Head with her buddy Omar. This Single Ladies lady doesn’t sound so single anymore! And besides, Jerry’s so rich he probably owns Hilton Head Island, Val doesn’t need a free trip when she has access to Jerry’s private jet whenever she wants.

Single Ladies airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and for more bonus features, be sure to check out the Twitter pages of Val (@Val_VH1), Keisha (@Keisha_VH1) and Omar (@Omar_VH1).

by (@lizburrito)

Royce Reed Recaps Basketball Wives Episode 8

The VH1 Blog is lucky enough to welcome back Royce Reed to her weekly recapping gig where she’ll give us her perspective on all things Basketball Wives 3. Check in each week to hear Royce’s take on the drama that goes down. This week: Some people never learn.


Some People Never Learn

Well, well, well, we have come to a close of this AMAZING trip to Rome. I must say, I think it’s been proven that I’m NOT the root of all the drama that goes on in this show. Some have stated they felt I was. Although it may seem as if the issues Tami and Meeka had stemmed from trash-talking me, I knew long before the “mush in the face” that there was a lot more to it than that.

I’m going to just start right off with the fight. By no means am I afraid of Tami, but I learned a long time ago, a person who isn’t afraid to fight is NOT afraid to hit you. Never will I get so close to the face of someone who doesn’t like me. I need to be able to react to the actions of that individual vs. being caught off guard. Do I condone what happened? Absolutely not. Am I surprised it happened? Not in the least. This feud has been going on since the second day these two met up. I do think Meeka tried to own up to her remarks, but I don’t think she was given a full chance when she had so much to retract and elucidate.

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