Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Setting The Scene: Backstage At The Basketball Wives 3 Reunion


The Basketball Wives season three reunion special is almost upon us! With a season like this one, you know the reunion is going to be a doozy, and I was there to catch a few behind-the-scenes moments and get the lowdown on everything that happened onstage. Most of which you’ll see when the show airs, but some of it, you won’t. So what was happening backstage?
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Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Basketball Wife?


It’s sort of an obvious question to ask, but we here at the VH1 Blog have been wondering, of all the ladies on Basketball Wives, is there a universal favorite? We doubt it, since women like Royce, Meeka, and Tami tend to be of the “Love ‘Em Or Hate ‘Em” variety (well, at least judging by our comments section you either really love them or REALLY hate them).

Now that the season’s come to an end, tell us, who’s your favorite? Do you love Royce and Meeka for standing their ground and resisting the “popular” girls? Do you appreciate Suzie‘s attempts to be friends with everyone? Do you love Shaunie for keeping things (mostly) calm and cool? Or do you prefer the dramatic but also pretty hilarious antics of Jen, Tami, and Evelyn?

No matter who you prefer, be sure to tune in to the Basketball Wives Season 3 Reunion — part one airs Monday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Behind-The-Scenes Single Ladies Text: April And Keisha Use The Carpool Lane

Single Ladies might be done for the season, but we have a couple of final behind-the-scenes texts to fill in what goes on with the ladies when we’re not watching. In the message above, April and Keisha make carpool plans to head out the the hotel opening with Val — little do they know, Val is going leave early and make some very interesting and unwise choices later that night….

For more bonus features, be sure to check out the Twitter pages of Val (@Val_VH1), Keisha (@Keisha_VH1) and Omar (@Omar_VH1).

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LisaRaye’s Single Ladies Stylist Gives Us The Inside Scoop On Her Favorite Outfits From The Season


Like Stacey Dash, Single Ladies actress LisaRaye McCoy never fails to make us jealous because of how good she looks. On camera and off, she has a signature style that she rocks flawlessly. We got a chance to pick the brain of her Single Ladies stylist Okera Banks recently to get the skinny on just a few of the looks that LRaye was rocking this season while she played the sassy, sexy Keisha Greene. Check out our gallery with photos and comments from Banks about her styling process on the set and where to find similar looks for less…you know, since we don’t all have millionaire Malcolm Franks footing the bill for our wardrobe.

And for those of you in Atlanta this week, Banks will be hosting “Okera Styles ATL” on Friday, August 12th at the W Hotel in downtown Atlanta. The L.A.-based Banks is expanding her business to Atlanta, and the event will feature several A-list stylists, entertainers, and past/present clients of hers, so stop by to learn more about Banks’ fashion expertise on Friday!

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Check Out The Do Something! Award Nominees

We’ve told you about the amazing list of celebrity attendees and performers who’ll be at the Do Something! Awards, (not to mention the return of host Jane Lynch), but we’re giving a special shout-out today to the Do Something! Award nominees themselves, the five young people who have made a huge difference in their communities and are up for the evening’s biggest award.

The nominees and the charities they represent are Taryn Guerrero Davis for The American Widow Project, David Schwartz for The Real Food Challenge, Sarah Cronk for The Sparkle Effect, Mark Kabban for YALLA (Youth And Leaders Living Actively) and Adam Lowy for Move for Hunger. Learn more about all five inspiring nominees in the clip above, and after watching, vote for your favorite here. The Do Something! Awards air on Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
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The Single Ladies Rumors Are Flying!

The first season of the crazy successful Single Ladies had barely concluded when the rumors started flying that star Stacey Dash had been fired. Yes, we read it too, everyone from InTouch Weekly to MediaTakeOut.com was reporting it and it’s impossible to ignore.

While we can’t actually speak directly to the juicy rumor except to say that it is indeed just a rumor, we can at least share VH1′s comment on the matter. We were told “At this time, no casting decisions have been made for the second season of Single Ladies.” So depending on whether your cocktail shaker is half empty or half full, take that however you will.

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The Do Something! Awards Will Be A Who’s Who Of A-Listers

We’ve already told you about the all-star lineup of presenters and performers who will be at the 2011 Do Something! Awards this year, a list that includes Adam Lambert, Victoria Justice, and Nick Cannon, to name a few.

But just today we learned of a few more A-listers who will be on hand at the show and if we can be quite honest, this list? It’s insane. Check out the full roster of attendees and presenters after the jump! The Do Something! Awards air on Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Royce Reed Recaps The Season Three Finale Of Basketball Wives

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:Drama at its worst.

OK HERE WE GO! AGAIN THIS IS MY BLOG AND I SAY WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT.

Well, the season has yet again come to a close.

As you notice in my one and only scene during the finale, I don’t speak on things I cant back up. Anyone who follows me on “Life,” I mean “Twitter” knows that up until we started live tweeting for VH1 ,I never commented on any of my castmates. Truth be told, I only speak to Ashley, Tami and barely Suzie outside of filming. I don’t make claims without proof, which is why I believe Jennifer ran from the conversation. She knew exactly what she said about me but did NOT want to own up to it in my face alone. I still have no real issue with Jennifer, she has an issue with me. I’ve read a few of her comments and interviews she’s done in the past few weeks and I think its fair to say I’m definitely not the one on the short bus or in need of the most growth mentally.

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Stacey Dash’s Stylist Anthony L. Williams On How To Get Val’s Look (Hint: TJ Maxx Is Involved)


If there’s one thing you can say about Single Ladies star Stacey Dash, it’s that she looks amazing pretty much all the time. Sure, she is genetically blessed and naturally gorgeous, but she also has an amazing sense of style, and watching her character Val Stokes on the show is like getting a lesson in fashion each week. The man behind most of Dash’s on-screen looks, Anthony L. Williams, is no stranger to working in television himself, you might remember him from his stint on season seven of Project Runway. Now he’s responsible for introducing us to Val’s daring, baring looks that make us totally jealous and inspire us to hit the gym (if only we had those legs…).

Since Val’s fashion sense is one of the most talked about aspects of the show, we asked Williams for the inside scoop on some of her best outfits. We created a gallery of all our favorites and how Williams achieved each look, so click on through and let us know which ones you covet! It makes us so excited to know that Williams sources his fashions from thrift shops and TJ Maxx as well as the high-end boutiques, he’s really speaking our language with that bargain-hunting. Williams is also on Twitter, so if you have any follow up questions, he’d love to answer them, shoot him a message at @SewAnthony.

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