Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Famous Food – Episode 7 – Cocktail Time

This episode of Famous Food will now be re-named Famous Drinks for the sake of this recap, since it revolved around each cast member creating their own signature drink, but also around Juicy J‘s predilection for the sauce. Juicy really wreaked havoc on his teammates, flying off the handle, pouring himself shots on the job, getting chastised by the Dolce Group, and almost falling on Heidi and breaking her. (The way Heidi treats her own fragile body, it’s almost as if she has avian bone syndrome.)
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Watch A Sneak Peek Of Demi Lovato Singing “Skyscraper” At The Do Something! Awards

Earlier today we mentioned that Demi Lovato brought the house down during her performance at the 2011 Do Something! Awards, which were taped on Sunday night. Well, here’s a little teaser from that performance, including an introduction by Demi’s pal Kim Kardashian. It’s just a little snippet of what’s to come on Thursday night’s broadcast of the awards, but we’re getting chills anyway.

The Do Something! Awards air Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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The Celebrity Rehab Finale Airs This Sunday, But The Season Isn’t Over Yet


The fifth season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew has been a rocky one to be sure. The Pasadena Recovery Center has housed one of the most tumultuous, volatile groups of celebs to date, and their graduation from the facility is fast-approaching.

The finale of season five airs this Sunday, August 21 at 9 p.m. (where did the time go?), but that doesn’t mean it’s the last we’re seeing of this crew. VH1 will also be airing a two-part special on September 4th and September 11th at 10 p.m. which will follow-up on this group’s progress and what kind of post-rehab life they’ve been living.

And later this fall, Dr. Drew and Bob Forrest will also be starring in a series of Celebrity Rehab specials to catch up with all the previous seasons’ patients, the definitive “Where Are They Now?” for everyone who’s been on the show. All the information and air dates for those shows are posted after the jump.
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Demi Lovato Wants You To Tune In To The Do Something! Awards On Thursday (And So Do We)

 

 

The 2011 Do Something! Awards were taped this past Sunday at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, and featured a plethora of amazing celebrities who were all on hand to support and recognize their charitable peers. One such celeb who happened to perform during the show was Demi Lovato, who totally killed it onstage, which is just one more reason to tune in to the show. Watch Demi’s plug for the show, which airs this Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET above, and retweet it using the #DSAwards hashtag. Demi also made our list of best-dressed attendees, and for a bonus peek at her onstage outfit, click below.
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The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Urge You To De-Uglify Your Dog And Watch The Do Something! Awards

Who says the The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills aren’t charitable? Why, just this morning, we saw this (fake) public service announcement they made, urging the American public to do something about the ugly animals in our midst and get our nation’s pets the plastic surgery they so desperately need! After all, Jiggy needs some good-looking friends.

Of course Lisa Vanderpump and Camille Grammer aren’t that shallow, but who knew they could be that hilarious? The duo’s phony ad above is a promo for the 2011 Do Something! Awards which air on VH1 this Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT, so tune in to see all your favorite celebs honored for their do-gooding. In the meantime, be sure to check out the good, bad, and sometimes crazy fashions that everyone wore on the blue carpet at the show’s taping on Sunday.
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Ton Of Cash Host Dhani Jones Talks About His New Gig And Preparing For Life After Football


VH1′s upcoming series Ton Of Cash is equal parts reality show and game show. On it, fourteen contestants who are in serious debt compete for the chance to win $1 million. The only hitch is that it’s all in one dollar bills, it weighs an actual ton, and they have to carry it three hundred miles, endure physical challenges, and try to outwit one another while not losing any of the money along the way.

We recently spoke to the show’s host, NFL star Dhani Jones, about the differences between all his jobs on and off the field, and how he prepared for this one. Jones, who said he prepped for this hosting job by watching old tapes of reality competitions like Survivor and The Amazing Race in the same way that he reviews old football games to learn from other players, surprised us with his positivity and his investment in the show’s contestants. Ton of Cash premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Hi Dhani! So where are you right now?

Right now I am in Cincinnati at the moment…Where are you?

I’m in New York City. I wasn’t sure if you were still out somewhere between L.A. and Las Vegas picking up the money that the contestants left behind.

Picking up the ton of cash! I was on the road for quite some time for that. It was actually kinda fun being part of that, it’s a different experience when people are sort of in that financial peril.
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Poll: Who Was The Best-Dressed At The Basketball Wives Reunion?

The ladies of Basketball Wives are always fashion-forward. (Hey, even Royce‘s knee socks and booty shorts make a statement, you can’t say she’s boring, right?) They all definitely have their own style, so we want to know who you think was the best-dressed for the reunion.

Check out our gallery below for close-ups of all the ladies’ looks, some insider tidbits on what designers they wore, and even a rejected outfit that never saw the light of day.

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The Basketball Wives Respond To Their Critics: “Children Should Not Look To Reality TV Shows For Role Models”


Basketball Wives has been under the microscope recently, with critics complaining that it portrays women (and women of color, in particular) in a negative light. Shaunie O’Neal has responded to that by saying that though she doesn’t support the “bickering, drink throwing and fighting” she believes that if you look “beyond the arguing and the fighting, you’ll see a group of women trying to get their lives back on track and figure out who they really are.”

When we sat down with each of the cast members at the reunion recently, we asked a few of the other women what they thought of their critics. Not surprisingly, they all defended the show and explained that they didn’t sign on to be a role model. We talked to Suzie, Tami, and Evelyn, who all have children, and each of them makes it clear that their roles as mothers are very different from their roles as entertainers. As Tami says, ” People’s children should not look to reality TV shows for mentors or role models or anyone worthy to look up to…Reality TV is TV, it is there to entertain us.”

Suzie Ketcham

Do you worry that if kids are watching the show and they see you guys behaving badly toward each other you’ll become a bad influence?

That’s a big thing for me, because in season one I threw a drink. And then I threw a bucket. And there were kids at my daughter’s school who were like “I saw you on the show! Why did you throw water on that girl?” And I was like “Oh. My. God. Little kids are watching,” and that’s not who I am and I hated being portrayed like “Oh, that’s the water girl!” and I was like no, it’s not, I’ve never done that in my life. So I did want to show more of me and who I am. I don’t like fighting, I like to have fun. Life is so short. For me it was my dad battling cancer, dying and really trying to enjoy every minute of his life so happy and stress-free up until the end that I was like, wow, I need to enjoy every single day and not let stupid drama overtake me.
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Highlights From The Basketball Wives Reunion: Part One


Part one of the Basketball Wives reunion is over so…What did you think?? We’re surprised it wasn’t more heated (although hearing Evelyn yell for security was pretty hilarious), but no punches were thrown and there were no major attacks to speak of. We did want to highlight a few of the biggest moments though, so just to recap, here’s a list of the biggest issues that were touched on and some of the best images from the show.
1. What’s Gotten Into Royce?

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Participate In The Ton Of Cash Weekly Viewer’s Poll!


VH1′s newest reality competition Ton Of Cash pits fourteen broke contestants against each other to see who has the staying power and strength to win the grand prize of $1 million. Each week, one contestant will be eliminated and forced to go home empty-handed…unless you, the compassionate viewer, want to throw them some extra money. At the end of each weekly episode, you can text a vote to determine whether or not that night’s eliminated contestant will win bonus money. For official terms and conditions and information on how to vote, check out the rules below. And to see which contestant is in the hot seat, tune in to Ton Of Cash each Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
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