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I’m still trying to take in the fact that Flava Flav still pulls women — multiple, ethnically diverse, somewhat youthful women — so news that the Public Enemy rapper is going to star on the next season of “Couple’s Therapy” is somewhat secondary to that first surprising point. But nvertheless, the 54-year-old and his fiancee Liz Trujillo are slated to appear on the next season of the VH1 relationship counseling show and according to reports from TMZ, they got on this show not a moment too soon.
Yesterday evening, the gossip site known for breaking news first, reported that Liz was rushed to the hospital after overdosing on pain killers. According to one of their sources:
“The OD was accidental and not a suicide attempt. We’re told she was ‘acting strange’ and it became apparent ‘she took too many pills.’
“The 39-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she remains although we’re told she’ll be released soon.”
Now we’re not saying TMZ is losing their spark, but after making this report, the site came back with an update, saying:
“A rep for Flavor tells TMZ, Liz was NOT treated for an OD. The rep says Liz was briefly treated for exhaustion at the hospital after being kept awake all night doing “Couples Therapy” stuff … and producers are hyping it up for ratings.
“The rep adds, “The claim of an overdose, or any involvement of drugs, could not be further from the truth.”
Though it is possible TMZ rushed the gun, far too many celebs have used that “exhaustion” excuse when everyone knew good and well they were checking into something like a Betty Ford clinic. Unfortunately, So Hip-Hop had more disturbing news, recounting a violent situation that occurred between Flav, his alleged mistress, and Liz in October:
Flavor Flav’s fiance, Elizabeth Trujillo, tells RumorFix exclusively that the brutal attack she endured on October 17 stemmed from a fight over her fiancé cheating on her with another woman…
“Trujillo, who lives with the entertainer at his home in Las Vegas with their son Karma and her son Gibran, tells RumorFix exclusively that Flav beat her up so badly she can’t walk. She also alleges that the rapper tried to kill her 16-year-old son with a 20 inch butcher knife after Liz accused her fiancé of cheating. ‘He’s been cheating on me for months. I saw a text on his phone from a woman saying she ‘had a great time’ with him, and he was going to meet her in Vegas. [When I saw the text] I threw his phone and the screen cracked.’”
Flav was arrested and booked on two charges — felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence — but as you can see the two apparently decided to “work things out.” Let’s just hope whatever the situation, “Couple’s Therapy” is doing more good than harm for Flavor Flav and his lady.
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If you were a “Couple’s Therapy” feen like I was last season, you know that DMX has had his fair share of problems over the years. Though he seemed like some kind of villain when the show first started, by the time it ended I could understand why he acted so cruelly toward his wife. There were a few times when DMX and his woes literally had me balling.
Ever since then, I’ve wanted DMX to win and find happiness where he can get it.
Which is why this video of him remixing “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” at Clear Channel’s Power 105 studio really brought joy to my heart. Check it out below.
Do you love it?
Season 2 of VH1′s “Couple’s Therapy” is getting ready to kick off and the network already has my attention just looking at the line-up of troubled couples slated to appear on the show.
The five lucky pairs — or unlucky depending on how you look at it— are Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen from the “Real Housewives of New York”, Shayne and Nik Lamas-Richie a celebrity blogger and former “Bachelor” contestant, rapper Too Short and his wife Monica Payne, Jodeci’s JoJo and Tashaunda “Tiny” Hailey, and 52-year-old Doug Hutchison who is married to 17-year-old Courtney Stodden.
From the supertrailer VH1 just released, it appears JoJo may be the most troubled cast member this season, as his issues go beyond his marriage to his health which is heavily affected by his alcoholism. His wife pleads with the singer to stop drinking, while he admits that he was drunk when he proposed to her. I’m sure you can see how that wouldn’t exactly start the pair off on the right foot to marital bliss.
The premiere episode of the second season airs next Wednesday, October 3 at 10pm. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think. Will you watch?
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In any close-knit relationship, arguing, fussing and fighting is pretty natural…almost a given. When two people are closely linked or intimately connected, arguing is a form of communication that simply comes with the territory. Whether or not you master this communication, however, is what determines if your relationship is meant to last forever…or for right now. If you care enough about your partner and want a long-term relationship, arguments shouldn’t be anything to fear or worry about – unless those arguments become abusive. In fact, some arguments can serve as healthy barometers to test the strength of your relationship. Do you really want to work it out and stick together? Here are some healthy, productive ways you can disagree in order to make your relationship stronger…and last longer.
Falling in love, for many people, is as easy as breathing. STAYING in love, however, is something else…and much harder to do. In the beginning, you can’t imagine being without him or her, and from the moment you fall in love or say “I Do,” you hope that blissful feeling of being in love never ends. But after time, children, and life in general, you may wake up one day to find that you are no longer in love with your partner…and you wonder where the love went. That’s not to say that you don’t love each other anymore, but the “in love” feeling has faded to the background. If you cherish your relationship and value your partner, here are some things you can try to do to ignite that spark and get that good feeling back.
We had no clue Too Short had a consistent woman in his life either, although I use the word consistent loosely since the pair seems to have more of a Mimi-Stevie J “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” type of relationship going on. Either way, The Jasmine Brand reports that the 15-year on-and-off again couple will appear on the next season of VH1′s show “Couple’s Therapy” along with Jodeci singer Joel “JoJo” Hailey and his wife.
It doesn’t take much to imagine the issues that might be plaguing rapper Too Short’s relationship with Monica Payne, but since JoJo has been out of the spotlight for a while it will be interesting to catch up with one half of the K-Ci-JoJo R&B duo and see what he’s been up to over the past several years. With these picks for the next season of the cast, it appears VH1 is trying to recreate the reality TV magic they had with rapper DMX and his wife Tasheera Simmons. Though couple’s therapy appears to not have been able to stop the couple from proceeding with their pending divorce, DMX did begin to scratch the surface of his issues with women, stemming from the ones with his own mother. I wouldn’t be surprised if Too Short might be dealing with some of the same given the disgusting advice he gave to middle school boys earlier this year.
Other couple’s rumored to be joining the next season of “Couple’s Therapy” include socialite wannabes Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen who already appeared on a couple seasons of the “Real Housewives of New York” and “Lost” actor Doug Hutchison who’s married to a 17-year-old girl by the name of Courtney Stodden. It shouldn’t be hard to figure out the issues with those two either.
Tapping has reportedly already begun for next season so it won’t be long before we have an insider look at the drama between these celebrity couples. Would you watch to see what’s going on with JoJo and Too Short’s relationships?
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I didn’t make it to the end of the “Couple’s Therapy” series on VH1 but anyone who saw just a tiny bit of the show or knew anything about DMX and his relationship with Tashera Simmons figured a divorce was long overdo for the couple—everyone except DMX that is. During the season finale, Tashera shocked her cheating rapper husband of 14 years by telling him she wanted a divorce and now months later she’s speaking to Essence about her decision and what brought her to this place.
One thing that sticks out in Tashera’s interview is despite all of the affairs, illegitimate children, and drug abuse she’s suffered through with DMX over the years, she’s still not totally, 100 percent sure this is what she wants to do. When the magazine asked her if she’s officially decided to file for divorce, she told them:
“Yes and no. There’s so much to be decided on, so we’re actually in the process of filling now. Our lawyers want to give us advice. On the show, he was really stunned, and he couldn’t believe it. I don’t know why. After going through all the stuff we did — after he did all the things he has done and after us going through therapy — I was just like, I couldn’t leave [the show] without asking for a divorce.”
Essence asked Tashera how she feels about taking the bold leap to legally dissolve their relationship and how she thinks she and X ended up in the place they’re in today and she told them:
“I felt like it was time. I’m [about] self-empowerment now, and I was so totally over the situation. I want to help other women, so I knew I needed to put my relationship on Front Street so they could see what I was dealing with, and what I chose to do.
“To be honest with you, I’m not perfect. But overall, when I really look back, I wouldn’t change a thing. As far as when you say ‘mistakes’ in our marriage, I know that the mistake I made, as a woman, was that I sacrificed too much of myself in that relationship. I just felt like it went unnoticed. But I would do it again because me and X started when we were 18 years old, so it’s really like we have 24 years together. I learned so much [from] my journey with him, so I wouldn’t change that. I’m definitely open to dating and new beginnings. I just feel that next time I will definitely know my self worth, and I would never sacrifice so much of myself again. I was so young. X and I met when we were 11. I didn’t know anything else. But, as a grown woman now, shame on me if I ever do that again. “
Amen to that. Tashera had some advice for other women who could find themselves in her position as well:
“I would definitely tell them to make sure they stand for what they believe in and what they want for themselves. They will get sucked in if they don’t. I was young, and I always thought I had a dream about what I wanted in a man, but when you’re young and you don’t really know, you can easily get sucked in.”
Tashera’s also got a pretty good idea of what she wants in a man the next time around:
“Definitely someone who’s not so self-centered,” she said. “I don’t say that in a negative way, but you know, X has a lot of issues. I can speak openly about it now, because, you know, everyone saw Couples Therapy, and they saw how X had a lot of childhood issues. So, I’m looking for somebody where we can meet halfway on everything, and it’s not always about that person…I don’t want someone to lose themselves in me either.”
I can only imagine how DMX is feeling right now but Tashera stuck it out with this man for far longer than most would have been able to. She gave him umpteenth chances to do right by himself and her and he just couldn’t do it. The question is do you think she’ll really go through with the filing?
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