As you have heard by now, singer, songwriter, reality star and dildo-dealer Kandi Burruss finally got married to her boyfriend, Todd Tucker. While photos of the actual ceremony have been locked down, thank Kandi’s many Atlanta home girls – including Family Hustle‘s Tiny and Shekinah and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Rasheeda and Fantasia – we’ve got an inside look at how some of the events leading to the big day went down.
You can check the bride’s Coming To America style entrance in the video below. Look closely and you can spot a couple VH1 friends (ahem, Stevie J).
Congratulations, Kandi! And ladies, you all look gorgeous and happy.
Additional reporting by Damian Bellino
We offer sincere congratulations today to Fantasia Barrino, who gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. Vibe reports that the baby was born in a North Carolina hospital two weeks shy of the December 29 due date. The father is Barrino’s boyfriend, Antwaun Cook. We wish the new family all the best!
[UPDATE] People reports that the boy weighed 7 lbs. 9 ozs. and is named Dallas Xavier Barrino. Fantasia released a statement saying “I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family. I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support.” [People]
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Big congrats to American Idol alum and member of the VH1 family, Fantasia Barrino, who confirmed her pregnancy on stage at a show in Florida this weekend. Rumors that Fantasia was pregnant have floated around for a couple of months now, but this is the first time she has publicly acknowledged the baby bump in the room.
“This child that I carry, God has given me this child and I’m not gonna have to hide it from none of y’all,” she said at the show. Fantasia didn’t reveal who the father is, but she’s been seen with her old flame, Antwuan Cook as recently as last month when they were on vacation in Barbados together.
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Continuing on in our look back at 2010, below is a wall of this blog’s animated gifs that moved us…and themselves.
We’ll be looking back at the year that was 2010 on VH1 all week, and to start things off easily is a group of screen shots amassed from various recaps over the past year from shows like Basketball Wives, You’re Cut Off!, Frank the Entertainer in A Basement Affair, What Chilli Wants and more. If you pay close attention, you may see an abstract story unfolding. Or maybe not! Enjoy the images…
Just over one week ago, Fantasia popped by the VH1 offices here in Times Square, mere days after she was hospitalized following her overdose. Late last week, we brought you a clip of Fantasia performing “Free Yourself” as part of our Live At VH1 series, and today we’ve got two brand new clips for you. Above, you’ll find Fantasia’s emotional performance of “Bittersweet,” and below you can watch “Even Angels.” Each song is a testament to the strength and resolve she has as both an artist and a person.
Everyone knows that it’s been a difficult couple of weeks for Fantasia. But, as anyone who has ever followed showbiz understands, “The show must go on!” Fantasia, the trouper that she is, popped by our offices here in the heart of Times Square on Monday and performed a few dazzling numbers for us as part of our Live At VH1 series. And, being the good people that we are, we’d love to share them with you!
Today, we’ve got a great performance of the title track from her 2004 debut album, Free Yourself. We’ll have some more cuts for you from this intimate performance here at VH1 next week. Oh, and don’t forget that her new album, Back To Me, came out on Tuesday! Enjoy.
The excitable, Yeti-obsessed Stallionaire brothers Real and Chance, who first appeared on I Love New York and hosted two seasons of their own dating show, Real Chance of Love, are coming back to VH1 in yet another spin-off this fall. Real & Chance Legend Hunters will follow the boys as they investigate mythic and bizarre creatures from around the world. Yes, you read that right. Read more on Legend Hunters and find out the premiere dates of a slew of previously announced shows in the press release below…
Let VH1 keep you cozy this fall with returning favorites and new faces this September and October. Beginning in September, follow NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony and television personality La La Vasquez as they tie the knot in one of the biggest weddings of the year. Then, catch up with American Idol winner Fantasia as she juggles her professional and personal life during the second season of Fantasia For Real.
Just when it starts to get chilly, VH1 heats it up in October with a new season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew featuring Rachel Uchitel and all-new series Football Wives following a group of women who are the wives behind some of the hottest professional football players in the league. Then, pick up right where you left off with Bret Michaels and Brandy & Ray J on all new seasons of Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It and Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business.
Full list of premieres below:
VH1 threw its upfronts presentation on Tuesday and New York to announce its slew of new shows. Many of the channel’s best and brightest from its current and upcoming programming lineup were on hand (including the Norwoods, Tough Love Couples‘ Steve and JoAnn Ward, Dr. Drew, The T.O. Show cast, Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty cast, Fantasia and more). Check pictures below of the festivities!
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