Posts By Elizabeth Black

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Royce Reed Recaps Episode 4 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: Feathers are getting ruffled.

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.

The fact that I’m writing this during my birthday week should say a lot about how much I respect my fans and how much it means to me to get my point across. This won’t be long because in actuality I am being selfish due to the fact that it IS my birthday week and I probably won’t remember most of it. With that said…

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Karen Gravano Wants To Forget About “This Whole Lee Thing” On Mob Wives

Karen Gravano‘s two big story arcs on Mob Wives this season have revolved around the book she’s writing about growing up as a child of the mob, and her often contentious relationship with Drita D’Avanzo, who happens to be married to Karen’s ex-boyfriend, Lee.

When Karen visited VH1 recently, we asked her if there was anything she thought the show focused on too much, to which she responded “This whole Lee thing.” Unfortunately, ten episodes of arguing about Lee and his marriage to Drita has taken its toll on that friendship, and we’re preparing for World War III (Rooftop Bar Edition) in the finale. Sadly though, it sounds like all that fighting has done some real damage. “It’s hard to say if we could ever be friends again,” Karen told us, which we assume means that season two is going to be that much more of an emotional roller coaster.

Tune in to the Mob Wives finale on Sunday, June 26th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

by (@lizburrito)

Behind The Scenes Single Ladies Text: Keisha Greene’s Day Off

We’ve all been there, covering a shift for a co-worker when they call out sick (and come in the next day with a tan), but in this text message, sent by Single LadiesKeisha, she doesn’t even bother to fake an illness. Keisha tells her co-worker Omar exactly what she plans to do while she’s playing hooky (can we coin the term hooky-nookie?), but lucky for her, Omar is a forgiving sort. It’s the newbie intern Christina who might not be so happy with this arrangement though…

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

by (@lizburrito)

Mob Wives Bonus Clip: To Bone A Nerd Or Not

On Mob Wives, we’ve seen what happens when Renee Graziano attempts online dating, but fellow single gal Karen Gravano takes another approach to finding a man. In this bonus clip from episode nine, watch as Karen enlists her pal Carla to serve as her wing-woman at a dive bar in the financial district in hopes of finding a nice banker-type. Unfortunately, they’re sad to discover that they don’t make Wall Street guys like they used to.

“No one at this bar had good game, swagger, whatever you want to call it,” Karen says after being approached by a few duds. “I don’t know what I’m gonna want to do to bone a nerd. I need the guys with swagger.” Says Carla of this wimpy crop of cubicle-dwellers, “I don’t think they’re ready for Karen.”

We’re certainly ready for her though, and we can’t wait for the fight-filled finale of Mob Wives, airing this Sunday, June 26th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

by (@lizburrito)

The Ten Best Tweets About Single Ladies Episode 3


One of the things we love about Single Ladies is the passion that it inspires in its fans. Especially the fans on Twitter. That’s why we’ve started a weekly roundup of the best tweets from the most supportive, and usually hilarious, fans in the Twitterverse. A lot of you thought Darryl’s extra-cold delivery of divorce papers was rough, but personally, we concur with those of you who wanted to see more (i.e. ALL) of D.B. Woodside. (This photo is for you guys.)

@ClaytonMuhammad WOW! Darryl is RAW! #SingleLadies “There’s no way you can pay me back, but 1/2 of your Trust Fund is a good start!” #ouch

@dollarbill2k16: Fellas if u want ur gal 2c how it feels when they bother us during PS3 time… talk 2 them and ask questions while #singleladies is on lol

@Dhemmie32: she isn’t shy about her pie n is down to wrestle??!! my kinda woman!! #staceydash

@BossmanJiggetts: I just dialed that number #StaceyDash said in the show….she better answer

@BriaVanity: I wanna go to events like the girls do on single ladies. Private parties with multi million dollar doctor’s. And they’re fine & single.

@TionnaSmalls: Yooooo his brother and his brother’s kids live there…OMG I could never. #singleladies

@ChellyElite: DB Woodside has a thigh on him boyyyyyyyyyyy #SingleLadies

@TeeBerry1121: Can T.O. be added to my Lamman Rucker/Mehcad Brooks sammich????

@GLENDA_G_: I’m watching #SingleLadies again, I have to see Darryl part again, Lol I thought he was a punk the whole time, dude went str8 Gangsta!

@ShaunniBoo: Can someone put DB Woodside on a platter and serve him to me for my dinner.

For those of you who haven’t yet entered VH1’s “Single and Liking It” Photo Contest, we have all the instructions on how do get on that after the jump. And don’t forget to tune in to Single Ladies on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Take A Sneak Peek Of The Mob Wives Season-Ending Fight

Things haven’t been fine between Karen and Drita for most of the season on Mob Wives. Their friendship has been tested constantly ever since Karen returned to Staten Island, and in this sneak peek of the final episode of the season, things get ugly.

“It’s important to state the fact that you were not my friend when I hooked up with Lee,” Drita tells Karen in a tense argument over drinks. “Now all this s— is starting to sound real fishy to me,” Karen explains. “I’m almost starting to think she’s trying to prove her timeline so much because maybe she was f—ing Lee the whole time I was with him.” And when you have this kind of miscommunication, it’s not going to end well. Why, oh why, did they have to pick a rooftop bar to film this conversation? That just seems dangerous.

The season finale of Mob Wives airs this Sunday, June 26th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

by (@lizburrito)

Tami Roman Is Definitely Not On Team Meeka

One of the things about Tami Roman that’s so refreshing is how honest she is. So when we asked her what she thinks of Meeka Claxton, the newest cast member of Basketball Wives, she did not dance around that subject.

“I do not like her at all. The new girl. Meeka. Can’t stand her,” Tami told us, hinting at some upcoming tension between them, which will be especially dramatic on tonight’s episode. “I think that a lot of people will feel my pain. They will understand where I’m coming from when I say I don’t like the new girl,” she continued, and then proposed that Evelyn Lozada whip up some “No Team Meeka” t-shirts. Maybe an anti-Meeka movement is what it will take to get Tami and Evelyn’s friendship back on track.

Basketball Wives airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.