A word to anyone who might be considering applying for a job at New York’s legendary Hot 97 radio station: if you don’t have a sense of humor, you need not apply. If you haven’t seen the first episode sneak peek of This Is Hot 97, you’re missing out on one pf the best new shows on television, the reason being that everyone at the station is hilarious. (And they all get along, which is another refreshing characteristic you don’t see much of on the reality TV scene.)
We got to spend the morning with show stars and morning show hosts Ebro, Rosenberg, Laura Stylez, and Cipha Sounds earlier this week to catch them doing what they do best, and as it turns out, they’re such successful DJs because they’re natural born conversationalists. In their down time, off-air, they spent the morning discussing the plot twists of True Detective, their love for fellow VH1 star Tiny Harris, and Rosenberg’s slimming secret weapon: prunes. In short, it was like hanging with your closest friends, if your closest friends also had one of the most successful radio shows in New York City.
Check out all the photos from our day at Hot 97 and tune in to the TV premiere of the show this Monday at 10:30PM ET/PT!
Our favorite family is back! T.I., Tiny, and the Harris kids are bringing their hustle back to VH1 this Monday night for a brand new season, and we’ve got your first look at what’s to come right here. From Tip’s mani-pedi session with his daughters, to family space camp, to meditation class with Russell Simmons, this show is as good as ever and we cant wait for this season.
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle premieres Monday night at 9 PM ET/PT.
Mona Scott-Young knows how to throw a party. The woman behind such TV hits as Love & Hip Hop and The Gossip Game just launched her latest series, This Is Hot 97, and all of our favorite celebs came out to celebrate. Of course the cast of the show was there, but so were Love & Hip Hop star Tahiry, Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams, and actor Tristan Wilds, just to name (drop) a few. Take a peek at some of the bold-faced names in attendance in our gallery from Monday night’s party, and tune in to the show when it airs on Monday, March 31st at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
[Photos: Rowena Husbands]
Growing up, Peter Rosenberg wanted to be Funkmaster Flex. And nowadays, Rosenberg, who’s part of the Hot 97 morning show team, gets to work right alongside his idol. Rosenberg is yet another DJ from the radio station who will be featured on the new series This Is Hot 97, and as he explains in this clip, being on TV is not a huge stretch for him. “I live life as if the camera’s on, so having the camera on just made me that much better he (humbly) explains. “Because I am a professional, and I am what you call pure talent.”
Watch the rest of the clip to see how his colleagues react when they hear the name Rosenberg (“A pock on humanity!” Miss Info declares.) and tune in on Monday, March 31st at 10:30 PM ET/PT to see the man in action on This Is Hot 97.
This summer, VH1 is going Hollywood with three new shows that focus on the lives and talents of some huge celebrities. In this sneak preview of what’s in store this year, get a glimpse at LeAnn & Eddie, which focuses on the lives of LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, who plan to set the record straight for those of you who only know them from their presence in the gossip rags. There’s Also Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project, in which the singer-songwriter and former frontwoman for 4 Non Blondes will try to mold a group of young artists into bona fide, legit music stars. In I Heart Nick Carter, fans will see the Backstreet Boy in a whole new way — as fiance to Lauren Kitt — and they’ll get a peek into his wedding planning.
And finally, we have one more hot summer show on the docket that’ll make you want to peel off your clothes…is it hot in here, or is it just Naked Dating? Take a look at all the new shows and get ready for one hell of a summer!
Funkmaster Flex has always been a major player in New York radio, and now he’s transitioning to TV as one of the stars of This Is Hot 97. In this cast profile, learn how the world-renowned DJ got his name, and what he thinks of his critics. In short, “I’m the best DJ and the best air personality. And people can never challenge me at that because you won’t win. If you want it, come take it, I’m not going to give it to you.” Read more…
The wait is over — Hit The Floor is coming back this May! On season two, questions will get answered, romances will flourish, and new mysteries will reveal themselves. Oh, and there will be dancing. Watch this brand new promo to prepare yourself for a devilish new season, premiering Monday, May 26th.
If there’s one thing we know from Mob Wives, it’s that family comes first, and the three Graziano sisters, Jennifer, Renee, and Lana, prove that nothing bonds a family together more than food. They joined Nick Lachey today on Big Morning Buzz Live to cook a cherished family recipe for zucchini frittata and shared some stories along the way to promote their newest endeavor, their cookbook, How To Use A Meat Cleaver.
Watch the clip to see the ladies teach Nick a thing or two about cracking eggs and advise him on how to sneak meatballs into prison. (We’d expect nothing less from a cooking clip with the Grazianos!)
Miss Info and Laura Stylez are two of the women who keep Hot 97 hot, and in this introductory clip, you’ll get to know them and what they think of their co-workers at the famous New York City radio station.
“I work with a bunch of savages!” Laura explains, after revealing that her male coworkers at the morning show tease her relentlessly for being a rookie. “I almost feel like the testosterone makes us tougher,” Miss Info adds. “It also makes it so we can’t take ourselves too seriously.” Read more…
Angie Martinez has worked at legendary New York radio station Hot 97 “forever,” she says, and she’s earned her stripes there. But what you hear on the radio isn’t always what you get with Angie. “I guess on the radio they think I’m super nice all the time, or super happy all the time, which is so not true,” she says in this cast profile for the all-new VH1 series, This Is Hot 97. Read more…