Last night, Kanye West played the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and New York native (and Kim Kardashian bestie) La La Anthony was there to see it. Scratch that, La La wasn’t just a spectator, she was backstage with Kim and Yeezy taking it all in like the VIP she is. Check out some of her pics from the night (and prepare to be jealous!).
Let’s say you made a sex tape with your partner, and then you broke up. Would you be paranoid about your ex releasing it?
On this week’s episode of Single Ladies, Lauren London’s character Shelly gets a reality check when some scandalous footage from a past relationship (with Malcolm’s brother Terrence!) is leaked on the net. You’ll have to tune-in tonight to see how it all pans out, but when it comes to recording intimate moments in his real life, it’ll do your heart good to know that DB Woodside doesn’t kiss and tell. Read more…
The 2012 BET Awards aired tonight (you can check out the complete list of winners here) and of course we knew some of our VH1 celebs would be in attendance. La La Anthony presented, and The OMG Girlz (as seen on T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle!) performed on the red carpet and we found some amazing snapshots of those ladies, as well as finding some great shots of the live performances and red carpet moments. We decided it would take forever to compile a gallery of everyone who was there (besides, you can see more here) so here are our ten favorite photos from the night, including a bunch of La La, one of an adorably coy Meagan Good, a very goofy Taraji P. Henson, and some proof that Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are actually friends.
The divorce heard round the world this week between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries has everyone talking. Monday we spoke to Tough Love Miami star Steve Ward about why he thinks Kim looks nuts now as a result of her barely-three-month marriage, and Why Am I Still Single star Siggy Flicker has also weighed in.
Speaking on CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, Siggy told host A.J. Hammer that despite the fact that she thought the double K’s were in love, theirs was not a match made in heaven, explaining “Kim and Kris’ love was real. Nobody getting married thinking it is going to end 72 days later…She was more obsessed with having a fairy tale wedding. I’m a romantic and want to believe it, but at the same time, it seems to me from a layman’s perspective, that if you split up after 72 days then when you are walking down the aisle, the person who filed for divorce knows this thing is not going to work out.” And as for whether or not matchmaker Siggy would have paired the two up in he first place, she says “I would have never matched Kim Kardashian with Kris Humphries in a million years.”
Often, there’s more news about VH1′s stars than we can keep up with, so we’re bringing you a weekly gossip roundup of all the news stories we may have missed earlier. Here are some of the stories making the rounds this week:
Earlier this week, we pointed out that VH1 stars like Olivia from Love & Hip Hop and Laura and Gloria Govan from Basketball Wives L.A. were making the rounds at New York Fashion Week. After days of (seemingly) endless fashion shows, red carpets, television appearances, and other assorted fashion events, we’ve gathered that quite a few of our favorite reality stars were out and about and hob-nobbing with other fashion-loving A-listers. Check out some of our favorite shots of everyone from Mob Wives‘ Renee Graziano, to La La Vasquez chilling with her pal Kim Kardashian, to the Govan sisters meeting Lady Gaga.(!!!)
Oh, and we should note that Gaga, like Adele before her, has admitted that she loves the Basketball Wives. Gloria Govan explained to Life & Style that when they met, Gaga told her that “she didn’t get to watch that much TV, but she really likes the show when she gets to watch it! She was like ‘Wow, you guys are the Basketball Wives, aren’t you!’ It was so amazing that she knew who we were!”
In attempt to have it see the (green)light of day on Comedy Central’s airwaves, Windy City hip hop stars Kanye West and Rhymefest put their wildly creative minds together to craft a pilot for a hip-hop puppet show. Yes, puppets. Created and co-executive produced with Crank Yankers’Daniel Kellison and South Park writer Jon Kimmel, the adult show, titled Alligator Boots, intended to feature hilarious puppet characters, all of which were caringly stitched together to interact with celebrity guests acting as weekly hosts. In the newly released behind-the-scenes footage that was shot an indeterminate time ago, we hear from the director, puppetmakers and puppeteers, background designers, writers, and the masterminds themselves, and get a glimpse of a crass project that was canceled before we all got the chance to giggle our asses off.
“I get nervous about hitting Kanye West in the face over and over with a hard, plastic rattle,” said puppeteer Alice Dinnean when Rhymefest asked her and her colleagues what makes them shiver in their boots on set. Borrowing the audience component from Saturday Night Live, Alligator Boots set out with the lofty goal to feature puppet sketches, faux commericials, backstage “behind-the-scenes” puppet-interaction skits, and much, much more. In the clip above, written to poke fun at Kanye’s “diva” reputation, you see Storm Trooper ‘Ye get ditched by Princess Leia (Kim Kardashian) for a suave puppet named Beary White; just one of “about twenty-nine” puppet thespians. Our favorite part is probably when Rhymefest’s puppet alter-ego Pork Troy appears as a famous rapper character, spitting bars on a little ditty called “Baby In The Club,” and presents visuals for what seems like a music video where a 20-year-old woman brings her 1-year-old infant out to shake a tail feather in a very adult atmosphere. Crass, innapropriate jokes are abundant in the writing, and it’s clear that the set was a breeding ground for hip-hop comedy greatness. R.I.P., Alligator Boots!
Thanks to the vocally-challenged likes of Heidi Montag and Paris Hilton, musical vanity projects emanating from the reality starlet universe already have a pretty poor reputation. However, this already disreputable genre is about to get a downgrade that makes what Standard & Poor did to the US credit rating look like small potatoes.
A 55-second snippet of Kim Kardashian‘s previously-thought-to-be-shelved singing debut, “Jam,” emerged yesterday on the KimKardashianMusic YouTube channel in the form of a music video. It features the recently married sex tape star crawling around on all fours in what looks to be a neon-lit air shaft, all the while licking her cherry red lips in slo-mo and shaking her oiled-up tailfeather in a way that would make Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee proud. There is no pretense of “art” in it whatsoever; rather, it’s so blatantly over the top with how it presents Kardashian as a sex object that it makes Warrant‘s treatment of Bobbi Brown in “Cherry Pie” look positively chivalrous by comparison. That said, this “leaked” video managed to rack (heh heh) up 2.2 million views in the last 24 hours, so clearly she must be doing something right.
One of the best parts about the Do Something! Awards was seeing just how many people participated in an event that raised awareness of so many wonderful causes. And yes, the celebrity guest list was insane, but there were plenty of people working behind the scenes to make sure everything went off without a hitch, from the rolling out of the blue carpet, to the rehearsals, to the reporters covering the show, it took a village to pull this show off.
And since we at VH1 had a lot of our villagers working backstage at the event, we have some pretty awesome photos from before, during, and after the show that you won’t see anywhere else. In our gallery below, check out rehearsals featuring Foster the People, blue carpet moments with Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian, and Jane Lynch hamming it up next to…Jane Lynch.
Earlier today we mentioned that Demi Lovato brought the house down during her performance at the 2011 Do Something! Awards, which were taped on Sunday night. Well, here’s a little teaser from that performance, including an introduction by Demi’s pal Kim Kardashian. It’s just a little snippet of what’s to come on Thursday night’s broadcast of the awards, but we’re getting chills anyway.
The Do Something! Awards air Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read more…