The fur is about to fly on VH1! VH1 is are thrilled to announce a new slate of programming inspired by some of our most beloved hits, but starring America’s most beloved house pets. You’re going to want to paws what you’re doing to hear about this. Among the new shows are Mob Cats, Love & Hip Hop Catlanta, and Love & Hip Hop Meow York, inspired by, you guessed it, Mob Wives and the Love & Hip Hop franchise. And if you though the claws were out on those shows, watch out, because Joseline Fur-nandez and Big Fang are even tougher kitties than human counterparts and they always land on their feet.
It’s the purrfect synergy of America’s passion for adorable animals and all-out catfights. Find out more about our new shows and how you can get your pets in on the action now.
VH1 TO #GETCATTY WITH FELINE FRIDAYS
New Programs Present New CATegory for the Music + Pop Culture Network
Open CATsting Call for New Series “Mob Cats” + “Love & Hip Hop: Catlanta” + “Love + Hip Hop: Meow York”
NEW YORK, NY (April 1, 2014) – The cat is out of the bag today as VH1 announced a new slate of original animal-centric programming for VH1’s new Feline Fridays. Greenlights for the new night include “Mob Cats,” “Love & Hip Hop: Catlanta,” “Love + Hip Hop: Meow York” and “Behind The Scratch Board: Kitty Purry.” Sneaks of the series are available now at VH1.com and in the VH1 App.
New Series Ordered Include:
• ”Mob Cats” tags along with Staten Islands most (in)famous litter as they scratch, paw and pounce their way to the top. These kitties will definitely need all nine of their lives.
• ”Love & Hip Hop: Catlanta” The claws are out as these kittens hustle the game to make it in hip-hop. Some get distracted by laser pointers, though.
• ”Love & Hip Hop: Meow York” These bad kitties are prowling Meow York and they aren’t playing nice in the litter box. The claws will most certainly come out.
• ”Behind the Scratch Board: Kitty Purry” examines the glamorous – and yet still very lazy and indifferent – life of America’s most famous kitty and her famous momma, Katy Perry.
“You can’t deny the growing impact that pets are having on pop culture,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1. “We know that crossing our proven hit franchises like ‘Mob Wives’ and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ with feline characters and storylines will be catnip to our viewers.”
Additionally, VH1 put out word of an open CATsting call. VH1 is looking for willing and able cats for its new series. To submit your cat for one of the network’s new shows, tweet or Instagram @VH1 a picture of your animal with the hashtag #VH1CatCasting. For every picture submitted VH1 will also donate $1 to a national animal support organization.
For more information, check out VH1.com, @VH1 and the VH1 Facebook page.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino has spent the last three days in the hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds to the back and the arm, and now he’s spoken out about the situation that led up to his shooting. The Boston Globe reports that a feud over money and over the care of Benzino’s now-deceased mother led to tension within his family. Early details of the shooting claimed Benzino was riding in the funeral procession on the way to the church, but Benzino clarifies that he actually was not on his way to the funeral, he has mourned his mother, Mary Scott, separately that day so he would not disrupt the memorial.
“I didn’t want to be around them. I felt like, I didn’t want any problems. I can love my mother and there doesn’t have to be any problems with family,” he told the Globe. He adds that he encountered the funeral procession by chance as he was driving to meet a friend. “I looked over, there was a car, and all I saw was a gun shooting at me. I was trying to duck and dodge, drive around it, maneuver the car…I was bleeding a lot. I was driving with my thumb in my shoulder to try to stop the bleeding.” The assailant, Gai Scott, is the son of Benzino’s sister and has been arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder.
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If you loved the premiere episode of This Is Hot 97 as much as we did, you’ll be excited to hear that you can watch the second episode right now without waiting until next Monday night.
The full episode is available in the VH1 App, which is now available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
There’s a running gag throughout the series premiere of This Is Hot 97 that, since the radio station is a magnet for huge stars, it should be no problem to land celebrity cameos on the TV show from celebs like Jay Z and Kanye West. In these two clips from tonight’s show, Ebro, the Hot 97 station manager, has his eye on the prize. First, he enlists the help of his pal Macklemore to convince one of his chart-topping friends like Justin Timberlake or Eminem. “I don’t think Macklemore’s gonna work for the big star we need,” Ebro explains. “We all know he didn’t have the best rap album of the year so…I don’t know.”
But can Ebro pull off the biggest coup of all, a guest spot from the elusive Kanye? Read more…
Live streaming video by Ustream
Tonight at 10:30PM ET/PT is the series premiere of This Is Hot 97, and immediately following the show’s premiere, the show’s stars, Miss Info and Peter Rosenberg, will be hosting a live after show that you can watch in the player above.
Tonight’s post show will also feature special guests Ebro and rapper Maino (who has a cameo on the episode). If you want to participate, they’ll be taking your questions via Twitter with the hashtags #thisishot97, #askebro and #askmaino, so watch the episode and then log on to chat live with the cast tonight!!
Nicole Richie is one of our favorite personalities in fashion, on Twitter, and in life, pretty much. So we are freaking out a little that she’s bringing her hilarious AOL web series #CandidlyNicole to VH1 this summer as a half-hour show. The series will follow Richie as she and her family navigate life, while she adds her hilarious commentary to every situation. #CandidlyNicole premieres July 17th, 2014. Read on for more details about the new series.
NICOLE RICHIE BRINGS HER TWEETS TO LIFE IN
NEW VH1 SERIES “#CANDIDLYNICOLE”
Based on the Successful AOL Online Series “#CandidlyNicole,” the New Read more…
Television Series Produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder
Is Set to Premiere Thursday, July 17th With 8 Episodes