Basketball Wives, What Chilli Wants and Brandy & Ray J Renewed For Second Seasons

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They’re baaaaack and they haven’t even left yet! VH1′s current Sunday-night round of hits is set to return for more and soon. Details in the press release below…

VH1 announced today that its latest hit series Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, Basketball Wives and What Chilli Wants have all been picked up for second seasons. Closing out their first seasons, Basketball Wives and What Chilli Wants finale on Sunday, May 30 at 10PM and 10:30PM, respectively. Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business will finale on Sunday, June 27 at 9PM.

“VH1 viewers connected strongly with these three new series this year, and we’re so happy that we can continue to share these real-life stories from the worlds of music and celebrity. Will Chilli really ever let down her guard in her quest for love? How well will Brandy and Ray J step up in their family business? And how will the Basketball Wives move forward in their complicated lives? We’re looking forward to answering those questions in their next cycles,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1.

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Jack Johnson Performs “No Good With Faces” On 1515 Live

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When Jack Johnson isn’t busy trying to cut CO2 emissions from his tour’s carbon footprint or encouraging his fans to embrace plastic free initiatives, he actually carves out time from his busy schedule to make some music. With four solo albums (including the remix release of Sleep Through The Static) and multiple collaborations and compilations under his belt, Jack Johnson has resurfaced, delivering his fifth LP for fans to dive into. Before it’s available on June 1st, you can hear To The Sea exclusively on The Leak, courtesy of our friends over at Rhapsody.

If you want to see more of Jack, we have yet another wave for you to ride: Check out his 1515 Live performance of “No Good With Faces” above. That’s right, the Hawaiian-born surfer/filmmaker singer/songwriter decided to pop into our building and perform a few songs. For you Jack Johnson superfans out there, you can also check out an acoustic version of “You And Your Heart” that was taped here at our offices in Times Square. And if you still want more Jack Johnson, don’t miss the other songs (“Banana Pancakes”, “Better Together”) that he performed for us . Don’t forget to cast your vote for the new video to rank on our Top 20 Countdown.

A Dance Lesson With Royce Reed

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When I heard Basketball WivesRoyce Reed was coming to our office, I knew exactly what I wanted out of her. Not a sit-down, soul-baring interview (we already did that, albeit over the phone), but a dance instruction. I admired the way she was able to annoy Evelyn with burlesque dancing during the show’s second episode, and so I asked her for pointers on achieving the same effect. Why argue with someone on the subway when you can just dance at them? That’s what I always say…well, always after this lesson.

The problem? I can’t dance. I mean, I understand that rhythm exists as a concept, but I possess zero coordination. Merely moving my feet on the dance floor seems too monumental of a task to even think about. Also, I haven’t been choreographed since grade-school plays. Royce had quite a task on her hands. Above, we rehearse and then below we run through her prescribed dose of rhythmic aggression. God help us all.

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Jane Lynch Named Host Of 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards

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Glee‘s Jane Lynch is set to host the 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards, which honors young people, celebrities, shows and more for their commitment to service and social change. The show is set to air live Monday, July 19 at 9/8c. Lady Gaga, Matt Damon, Christina Aguilera and Derek Jeter are among the nominees. Winners in the pop-culture categories will be determined by online vote. Full details in the press release below…

During their annual event at the Apollo Theater last night, DoSomething.org announced comedic actress and star of Glee, Jane Lynch as host of their star-studded Do Something Awards live telecast on VH1 on July 19, 2010 at 9PM EST. The final five nominees and grant recipients to be honored during the show were also announced. Each nominee is honored for their commitment to service and social change with a community grant of $10,000. Of these five nominees, a grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 grant for their cause during the live broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under. The Do Something Award is the premier national award for community service, and nominees and winners represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue.

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T.O. + Ochocinco Promo = A Lot Of O’s

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The second season of The T.O. Show and Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch (formerly known as The Tournament) won’t hit VH1 till July, but a promo featuring both titular sports figures has already arrived. In it, Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocino (whom you may recognize from Dancing With the Stars) attempt to one-up each other on their reality show qualifications. Two sports heroes living the American dream, at long last.

The OCD Project – Watch The Premiere

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The online premiere of The OCD Project has arrived (see below). The show “centers on patients impacted by obsessive compulsive disorder living together as they strive to overcome their affliction.” (More info is here.) I’ll say no more than this so as not to spoil anything: this show is amazing, with a slightly more entertaining (or at least, self-aware) angle on VH1′s rehab-reality subgenre. Don’t miss it.

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