Thanks to a plethora (yes, a plethora) or new shows and new blood on VH1, there have been lots of new faces here on the network. This is a list of the ones we love the best, the ones that have owned 2013 and entertained us with their wit, wisdom, talent, and everything else. From cute kids to sassy moms to brilliant singers and dancers, here’s our list of VH1′s breakout stars of 2013.
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While we’ve been freezing our tails off in this slushy mess called New York, the kids of the Black Ink Crew have been soaking up the sun in beautiful Jamaica. The group is camping out at the Grand Lido Resort, an “adults only” hotel in Negril, to help celebrate Puma‘s impending wedding. With rum punch and cliff-jumping, what more do you need?
VH1 shows are always ripe for GIF-able moments. 2013 proved to be no different thanks to the cast of characters that broadcast on our channel all year. FromYandyto Big Ang, everyone got their GIF action on. Here are all our favorites moments from Hit The Floor, Mob Wives, Love & Hip Hop, Off Pitch and Black Ink Crew. It was a fun year, y’all!
With so many VH1 stars expanding their brands and realizing their goals of being businessmen and women, there are dozens of suggestions for supporting your local reality star while also knocking some items off of your holiday gift-buying list. Our Holiday Gift Guide has options for the fashion-conscious, the makeup-lover, the avid reader, and the wine aficionado. Browse through all of our suggestions to stock up on gifts…or add a few things to your own wish list.
For anyone who’s wondered why Richard Duncan almost exclusively goes by the nickname “O’S**t,” look no further than his power to clear the room. On Monday’s episode of Black Ink Crew, we learn what kind of evil tactic O’S**t will employ if his friends are talking about a destination wedding his bail bondsman won’t let him attend.
As we get ready to fill our stomachs with turkey and mashed potatoes (and maybe some yams and cornbread), we wanted to look back on the shows that made us laugh, cry and gasp this past year. We, here at VH1, can definitely say we are thankful for all the shows that air on our channel, especially the ones listed below. Where would we be without K. Michelle’s ever-evolving fashion, T.I.’s parenting tips, Rob and Tim’s choral skills or the exes of Hollywood? If you’re like us and will need a break from all the food (and family drama), then grab your iPad and enjoy a mini-marathon of these VH1 shows this holiday weekend.
As much as we love Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin, the latest addition to Chrissy & Mr. Jones, Jim’s son, Pudie, has added new life to the popular reality series. Much like T.I. and Tiny‘s kids, Pudie is a charming little guy with a great sense of humor who is becoming a star in his own right. You can tell his family is super proud of him, just look at how often his dad and grandmother, Mama Jones, post photos of him to their Instagram accounts.
He stunts like his daddy, and unlike some of the other celebrity kids — no, I won’t name them but I’m sure you can guess — actually behaves like a child. Cheers to Jim Jones’ littlest vamp.
Last night, viewers were formally introduced to Love & Hip Hop star Erica Mena‘s new girlfriend, Cyn Santana. Outside of the revelation that Cyn loves Chipotle and is a newbie when it comes to dating women, we didn’t know much else about her. After a little digging, we discovered Cyn is a 21-year-old aspiring model and actress who has been featured in videos from hip hop stars like Nas and 2 Chainz.
There have been rumors of her dating Drake in the past, though what it does matter now that she’s Erica’s babe, not Aubrey’s? There have also been some whispers that when she’s not filming with her new boo thang, she’s a college student. Based on this gallery, I can at least confirm that she’s into selfies and body hugging dresses. I think that matters the most to plenty at present moment, so enjoy!
— Michael Arceneaux
This week’s fashion roundup features some of our biggest VH1 stars in classics like little black dresses and big, bright gowns. Some other stars, though, they opted for something different. Style, patterned cat suits, cut sweaters, and well, some leather that look sort of like a spin on Eddie Murphy’s Raw ensemble. But hey, Eddie Murphy rocked it back then! And so do all of the stars included in the latest gallery.
— Michael Arceneaux
Nate Ryan is quite the popular one over at the Miami Monkey. Just ask Cristina and Ryan, who fight for the attention of the Barbadian-born bartender-DJ-model-music producer. His tanned and tattooed body is a sight to behold, so enjoy this gallery featuring 26 of his sexiest pics, and for one last lap with Nate, tune in to Miami Monkey when the season finale airs next Thursday night at 10PM ET/PT.