Diddy‘s Laverne Works It

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You may have noticed that Laverne, I Want to Work for Diddy‘s transsexual competitor who’s quickly stealing America’s collective heart, lists her occupation as “hostess.” What you probably don’t know is that her venue of hostessing is (or maybe was) none other than Lucky Cheng‘s, the tranny-friendly New York chop suey joint. One ohnotheydidt contributor posted pictures from her visit to Cheng’s in January, when Laverne played host. And that’s not all she played! There are many provocative shots at the site, but this one’s our favorite:

If Laverne puts, like, a fifth of the effort that exhibits in these pictures into her time on Diddy, she’s got the competition in the bag. [ONTD]

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EXCLUSIVE: L.A. Prostitution Ring Accidentally Exposed

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Oh the perils of CCing all the wrong people. What should have been a private e-mail exchange on June 25 between a prominent Los Angeles business man/party king and a Beverly Hills madam arranging for sex is making the rounds among the L.A. party circuit. Nearly 50 powerful men are shaking in their boots, because the madam appears to have exposed what may be her client list by CCing instead of BCCing the e-mail.

Full story at Scandalist.com

[Photo: Getty Images]

The Celebreality Interview – New York on Hollywood (Extended Version)

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Last week, we posted audio of a recent chat we had with New York. For those who missed it or couldn’t listen to it, we have the transcript below, along with some material that didn’t make it to the audio piece. In addition to her breakup with Tailor Made, Flav and Hollywood, VH1′s HBIC opens up about the pitfalls of fame, a chance encounter with Angela Bassett, her dog Princess and what she thinks of I Love Money. Did you know that she got her own spin-off because of science? Science!

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Luke’s Daughter Reveals His Dating History

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Instead of the usual mix of deleted scenes and episode-specific commentary, the online extras for Luke’s Parental Advisory are a series of video blogs from Luke and his family. The most telling one this week comes from his daughter, Lacresha, who describes what life was like before Luke became engaged to his fiancé, Kristen. In the video above, Lacresha reveals, “I used to always just see the girlfriends come and the girlfriends go,” and adds that she and Luther both thought that Kristen wouldn’t last. “My gosh, when is she gonna leave?” she wondered. In the end, she says that she’s happy for her dad and Kristen, but the subtext is far juicier than standard well-wishing.

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Tailor Made On Breaking Up With New York

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Last week, we presented New York on the record talking about her breakup with I Love New York 2 winner Tailor Made. Tailor Made, in turn, has spoken out with his perception of what went wrong. As he told SOHH.com:

“We’re just very different people. The same things that I’m very attracted to in her are the same things that made a relationship with her difficult. She’s very emotionally volatile, very passionate, which is great but at the same time that can present a challenge in a relationship. We’re good friends. She’s definitely a sweetheart but I just think we weren’t very compatible. I still wish her the best and I think she’s going to be very successful with her acting career.”

So there you have it: irreconcilable differences. That’s it? For something involving New York, this seems decidedly non-dramatic. It’s almost a let-down. We’ll get to watch their breakup play out this season on New York Goes to Hollywood. Fingers crossed for broken dishes! [SOHH.com]

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Diddy‘s Rob: Out and Blogging

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Here’s something you probably didn’t catch from watching last night’s premiere of I Want To Work for Diddy: Rob Smith is an out gay man who isn’t shy about knocking down the doors of what he calls in a post on AfterElton the “somewhat homophobic hip-hop world.” He continues: “Visibility matters, and for both myself and my transgender competitor Laverne Cox, I know that it was very important that we represented who we were openly from the very beginning.”

Rob is writing recaps of the show for AfterElton, and despite his use of the screencaps from this blog’s first-episode recap without giving credit (a-hem, screencaps don’t take themselves), we’ll be checking in on his stuff each week, if only to gain insidery nuggets like this: “Over on the Uptown Team, there were actually even more altercations with Kim ["Poprah"] that didn’t get shown, including a screaming match between her and Brianna that happened during elimination. Oh, and there was no editing trickery going on with the challenge. We were actually up for 24 hours and, yes, we did smell at the end of it! Mike is exactly as nice as he seems, and Kim is exactly as…Kim as she seems.” Heh. [Rob’s I Want To Work for Diddy Episode 1 Recap]

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Flavor of Love 3‘s Ice Reflects

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This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly concerns all things reality, and includes a section of interviews with past reality-TV contestants. The only VH1personality to pop up is Flavor of Love 3‘s Ice, who reflects on the opportunism that she was never less than upfront about (to the point that it led to her elimination):

“Who the hell could fall in love with Flavor Flav? He went to kiss me, and I was very hesitant. I did not want that to happen at all. But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I wouldn’t have had sex with him, but I would have probably made out with him. We lived the good life out there. That’s why I cried at the end. Everyone’s like, ‘You didn’t even like him!’ I’m like, ‘I’m leaving a pretty mansion in California! I’m not going to be pampered anymore!’ That’s why I was crying, man.”

Well, at least she got something out of it. [Entertainment Weekly]

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New York: I’m Nice!

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A recent interview with New York finds VH1′s HBIC going through the usual promo motions for New York Goes to Hollywood. But it also contains a bit of information that we haven’t heard from her before: New York says she’s nice! Check it:

“I am actually a really nice person. A lot of times when I meet people for the first time, I think they are taken back by how warm my energy actually is. Because they watch the shows and they just figure me to be this nasty, angry, negative person. But what it was, is that I had a lot of things coming at me. I had girls to compete with and then I had guys in my house who were there for the wrong reasons. You have to know I got that way because my buttons were pushed. If I’m not on the battlefield fighting any battles, I’m going to put my swords away, so I’m good.”

We can attest to the fact that Tiff-Tiff has never been less than a dream to work with (but then, maybe we know what buttons not to push). Still, after watching the fur (and fake hair) fly on the season premiere of New York Goes to Hollywood, are you buying this? Has the Hollywood machine so taking over your girl that she’s acting even in interviews? [BostonHerald.com]

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