There’s lots of color and length in terms of both style of dress and weave in this week’s fashion round up. There are ultra tight dresses, high heels, and lots of sex appeal from the women who make up much of VH1’s programming bloc, including several looks from Monday night’s Love & Hip Hop premiere party. That’s also where we saw the ever-stylish Joe Budden, who solely reps for the fellas this week. We appreciate the effort, Joe, particularly with the colorful socks. One more thing: A few of these looks may look like they were inspired by Halloween, but that’s not a costume, just a custom made dress. No shade. Again, we’re all about effort and individuality ’round these parts.
— Michael Arceneaux
Based on Tamar Braxton‘s performance yesterday of “The One” on Big Morning Buzz Live, it’s clear that her singing deserves all the attention, not her shade. But alas, headlines over rift with K.Michelle just won’t die because both parties are keeping it alive. Read more…
Love & Hip Hop fans are gearing up for an all new season with some old and new faces plus a whole lot of drama. The new ladies of the show are singers Amina and Nya Lee, and aspiring actresses Erica Jean and Tara Wallace. As has been well-documented, R&B superstar K. Michelle is also joining this cast as she makes the big move from Atlanta to New York.
You can keep up with the stars of Love & Hip Hop season four by following them on Twitter and Instagram and we’ve created a handy cheat sheet for you to find them all, check it out below: Read more…
Not everyone loves Tasha Marbury‘s choice in clothing – i.e. Suzie Ketcham, who knocked Tasha’s fedora right off her head during an argument - but the Basketball Wives star has noticeably chic style. Did she fill the void left by Jennifer Williams? Does she give Evelyn Lozada a run for her money? Let’s check out the wife of Stephon Marbury’s hottest looks.
Also, is it me or does Tasha look like a Hype Hair magazine model? That is a compliment. I swear! Go, Tasha. Go.
— Michael Arceneaux
On the season finale of Basketball Wives, we caught up with former cast member Kenya Bell and got a little taste of what she’s been up to since leaving the circle. We saw that she’s been working with producer Jazze Pha (to debatable results among the other ladies), but the rest our update was interrupted by Suzie’s lip, which fell victim to Kenya’s hands during an altercation over the single “Hate Me.” Thankfully, Instagram is here to help fans piece together what post-Basketball Wives life has been for Kenya.
Based on the evidence, she’s been taking lots of trips with her boo thang, going blond, brunching it up, and bouncing around with her son…and SpongeBob. In between that, Kenya’s been doing photo shoots — some of which pay tribute to Raquel Welch. She must be awfully busy because she’s been caught falling asleep at the wheel (always pull over, folks). Let’s take a look at Kenya’s 2013, and remember, it took 2 Chainz many years and a name change before he started to pop. Keep hope and your backing track alive, Kenya!
— Michael Arceneaux
Last week, at the premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the stars not only walked the red carpet but they also snapped some selfies with the VH1 Twitter Mirror. The Mirror has been making the rounds all year, first popping up at the Oscars and then later at Lollapalooza. And the stars loved it! Everyone from Evan Ross, who plays Dallas Austin, to Missy Elliott had fun smiling for the camera.
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story airs Monday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Love and Hip Hop‘s Tahiry Jose may be known as one of the sexiest women on reality TV, but she’s not resting on her famous posterior, she works hard to stay hot. The health-conscious model and aspiring rapper realizes that the big butt celebrated today can easily turn into the wide load that little kids laugh at the grocery store tomorrow. To that end, Tahiry works super duper hard to keep it good and tight. Those of us who follow her on Instagram have watched her chronicle her fitness journey, week after week and salad after salad.
In this gallery, we take a look at some of Tahiry’s best looks at the gym and pass on her tips. Some of the more important ones to embrace:
1. Always remember that squats may feel like your frenemy, but they love your body more than you’ll ever know.
2. Find yourself a workout buddy and/or trainer who can keep you motivated. Or, at the very least, acts as eye candy.
3. Also, do plenty of death lifts, use as many free weights as possible, and never fear of going outside to really make yourself sweat.
And most of all, know that if you didn’t take a selfie at the gym, it didn’t really happen.
In a new promo for CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, fans get a look at the darker side of TLC‘s career. From the time Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes burned down her then-boyfriend’s house to Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins’ ongoing battle with sickle-cell anemia, no stone is left unturned. When you factor in the group’s bankruptcy and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas’ relationship drama, you definitely summed up the ‘crazy’ aspect of the group’s career in 30 seconds.
With her incredible poise and experience in show business, Hit The Floor star Kimberly Elise is exactly the person we want to go to for advice on life, love, and careers (among other things). We’re not the only ones who are fans of Elise, as the woman we know as Sloane Hayes was featured at The Hollywood Confidential “Images of African American Women in Mainstream Media” discussion at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Sunday’s final two episodes of La La’s Full Court Life Season Four saw La La Anthony leave the nest and embark on a major career move without the immediate support of her inner circle, and our girl Po Johnson follow her dreams in more ways than one.