All Articles Tagged "VH1"
We told you this past weekend about the surprising news that the hit VH1 show, Single Ladies, would not be returning for a fourth season. The show just had its premiere in January for the third season after being on break for more than a year after the second season ended. And despite its popularity, the third season will have a short run, ending the series as a whole on March 24. VH1 has already spoken out in a statement about the decision not to move forward with Single Ladies:
“We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies. Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”
One of the lead actresses of the show, Lisa Raye, has decided to speak out too, doing so on Tuesday on her Facebook page. This is what she had to say:
All things come to an end.
It has truly been a intersting journey for me. Unfortunately that journey has come to an end. Over the past 3 years being apart of a show that showcased the beauty of friendships, the power of loyalty, some amazing trendsetting fashions and steamy romance. It Was really great to give voice and life to every day situations that we as women face doing so in such a positive relatable Manor is what made single ladies so great. To all of my fans I want to thank you for your continued support we wouldn’t have made it this far without all of you. Of course this will not be the end of Lisa Raye please stay tuned for upcoming projects I send peace and blessings to my cast mates for their upcoming endeavors as well.
On a side note, a petition has actually been made on Petition Buzz (yes there are quite a few petition websites these days) to keep the show going, and while you might think it has no chance, petitions and support are the reason The Game ended up returning to television…so who knows?
What do you think about what Lisa Raye had to say, and the abrupt ending to the popular show?
Yesterday, we reported Love And Hip Hop Atlanta DJ Traci Steele will join the cast of Atlanta Exes. Unfortunately since Steele joined the cast, another cast member has reportedly decided to not be featured on the show.
According to Rolling Out, Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond will no longer star in “Atlanta Exes” because while Raymond and Steele were filming this past Saturday, the two got into a heated argument at Raymond’s Estelle boutique. Apparently Raymond was hosting an event in honor of her son Kile who passed away two years ago when Steele approached Raymond to ask why she doesn’t get along with Steele’s friend and Kevin Hart’s ex-wife, Torrei Hart.
Michelle Brown from StraightFromTheA reported:
“With camera’s rolling, Steele immediately ‘turned up’ for the show and acted out at the event in front of several surprised customers. From what I’ve heard, Traci came into the store yelling and screaming at Tameka asking why she didn’t like Torrei and blah blah blah. Tameka could be heard stating, ‘this isn’t the place for this’ and Traci continued to press the issue.”
After their argument, Raymond allegedly resigned from the show because of the drama that ensued at her late son’s event. DJ Traci Steele, on the other hand, stated on her Instagram: @torreihart Why are they stalking my page???You are always going to be mad at what you see. @vh1 I’m making cast members quit.” She has since deleted her subliminal post.
“Atlanta Exes” will debut on VH1 this spring. What do you think about this mess?
Last month we told you about an impending lawsuit against Viacom and Big Fish Entertainment filed by former “Black Ink Crew” star Alex Estevez and another unnamed woman. Both women claim that they were given alcoholic beverages containing date rape drugs during show tapings by a man who was affiliated with the VH1 production crew. One news of the lawsuit broke, Estevez took to Instagram to discuss the alleged incident.
“I don’t even know where to begin,” the former “Black Ink Crew” star wrote. “Welcome to the living hell I been living in for the past year. The girls that were roofied will never ever be the same! I wasn’t the only one and I will continue to fight for justice! It’s sad how cast members act oblivious all for what 2 to 4 G’s that’s how much my life & all the good I did is worth to you? There’s a special place in hell for you all who don’t speak up. Just know if it happen on set to me it can happen to you too! Please help me bring Awareness to this situation & let these abusers know we are not staying quite! Thank you.”
Estevez’s co-star Ceaser quickly responded to the allegations, calling BS on her entire story.
“Ain’t no one give her s**t,” he said. “She was drunk off Henny. You can see from her behavior no one gave her any drugs, or tried to make her anything she’s not.”
“You don’t have to give a slut drugs to do what she naturally does,” he added.
Viacom and Big Fish Entertainment seem to be singing a similar tune. The network and production company recently responded to Estevez’s lawsuit with a little court paperwork of their own and they’re basically demanding that she show them the “receipts” that prove this alleged incident occurred. In court documents recovered by Radar Online, legal representatives for the media companies accuse her of making “bald legal conclusions” and “vague allegations of wrongdoing.” They also point out how her lawsuit never specified how the “John Doe” she claims slipped her the alleged dirty drink is actually affiliated with them and that she never provided any medical evidence to prove that she was battered or drugged.
As for her claims that producers still owe her money from the show, apparently there was a provision in her contract that required her to inform the company of any discrepancies before suing, which she reportedly failed to do. Viacom and Big Fish Entertainment are petitioning for the entire case to be thrown out.
Producers on VH1′s “Black Ink Crew” roofied girls on the show to make them look sluttier than they really are — so says the tattoo shop’s hot ex-receptionist … and now she’s filed a lawsuit.
Alexandra Estevez – aka “Alex” — filed the suit against Big Fish Entertainment and New Pop Culture Productions over a party episode that was shot in 2012 (“Mixxxy Madness”) … in which Alex appears extremely intoxicated and throws herself at the owner of the tat shop.
Before the encounter, Alex claims someone connected with production handed her a drink that contained a “date rape drug” and it completely messed her up. She claims she barely remembers a thing, including hitting on the owner.
Read more about this investigation at TMZ.com
The star of VH1′s Black Ink Crew and owner of Harlem’s Black Ink Ceaser Emanuel is expanding his brand. He has just announced the creation of Black Ink magazine.
The new bi-monthly urban lifestyle mag combines art, hip-hop and graphic design. ”I always thought about having an urban tattoo magazine, but I wanted it to be more of a lifestyle [magazine]–more of how tattoos just link everything together, from hip-hop to fashion to video vixens. Like, everybody’s gotta understand that tattoos are universal and connect people. So I wanted to show not only black and white but the whole spectrum of the tattoo realm,” Emanuel told VH1 blog.
The first issue of Black Ink‘s has just hit newsstands nationwide with Erica Mena on the cover. Emanuel partnered with I’adore for the venture.
“It’s a whole different piece, but since I hopped into something that I loved already–I was already working in the magazine and graphic design field before I started tattooing–going back to that is just second nature for me,” Emanuel said.
The one person he’d like on the cover is tattoo artist Filip Leu. “He was brought up in the tattoo industry; his father was a great tattoo artist. He’s been tattooing since he was 13 years old and he’s such a hard worker. Even though he got to the stage he’s at right now, he’s still pushing himself and he’s still a hard worker. You can’t go to Switzerland without trying to get a tattoo from this guy. He owns the whole country. That’s so dope! And he’s such a humble guy, it’s like, I would like to be like him one day” says Emanuel.
If you’ve been wondering what to expect from from the new season of VH1′s popular scripted series, “Single Ladies,” actress LisaRaye McCoy says you’re in for a surprise. For one, she says her fast-talking, money-motivated character Keisha Green will be exhibiting a more “vulnerable” side this season since her relationship with Malcolm is where she wants it to be.
“She’s in love,” McCoy tells theGrio. “There’s no back and forth. She’s got her man and her man’s got her and they’re happy.”
Of course, Keisha and Malcolm’s heart-wrenching love tango is a mainstay for the “Single Ladies” storyline, so most fans probably know better than to expect their happy moment to last longer than a few episodes, if even that.
“He’s keeping secrets from me, deep and dark secrets,” shared McCoy. “As a woman you know how you get that intuition. I feel it but he’s not being honest,” she continues. “She’s supporting him but something just blows up.”
It looks like season three will be pretty interesting. “Single Ladies” returns to VH1 Jan. 6 at 9 p.m ET/PT. In case you somehow missed it, check out the trailer below.
Earlier this month I wrote about the bizarre reality show competition moments from the “Of Love” era. Since then, I’ve been back in my reality show dating nostalgia and decided to bring a list of some of the craziest eliminations from shows like “Flavor of Love,” “I Love New York,” “Real Chance of Love,” “For the Love of Ray J,” “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila,” and the “I Love Money” shows. Come back with me as we watch the fights, spit, and insults that accompanied many of the losers while walking out the door. But honestly, were there any real winners on these shows?
A Shot of Love with Tila Tequila: Girl Fight!
At the height of Tila Tequila’s fame(?), MTV granted her a dating show. It allowed the openly bisexual… singer? rapper?… To put women and men under one roof and bide for her attention. However, things got hairy when Vanessa and Brandy were up against each other in this NSFW clip.
Can you think of many white female rappers? Well, Ryan Seacrest obviously can. Seacrest, who has his hands in a number of television projects, including the show you love to hate, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is producing the forthcoming VH1 docu-series, Girls in the Game.
The multimedia personality will executive produce the six-episode series following the trials and tribulations of a group of up-and-coming white female rappers aspiring for rap superstardom, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The show’s cast and premiere details have yet to be announced by the network, but hopefully it will fare better that Seacrest’s attempt to acquire and rebrand the VH1 channel VH1 Soul two years ago. Those talks ended without a deal.
Not only does Seacrest host American Idol television show and “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” radio show, he also launched AXS TV with partner Mark Cuban and entertainment promotion giant, AEG. Ryan Seacrest Productions produces KUWTK and Married to Jonas. It also produced Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, and the Emmy Award-winning ABC reality series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
Will you watch Girls in the Game?
[h/t The Huffington Post]
Last month we told you that Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah would be joining the cast of VH1′s Couples Therapy along with his girlfriend, Kelsey Nykole. We weren’t really sure what to expect from Ghost and Kelsey, but this season’s newly released trailer definitely offers a tiny sample of what we’re in for. And let’s just say, things are going to get pretty real this season.
It’s a little difficult to tell exactly what Ghost and Kelsey are arguing about in the trailer, but the discussion gets fairly heated and Ghost proceeds to go off.
“You not the only chick I do that with!” Ghost yells in the 30-second clip.
Kelsey eventually decides she’s over the conversation, yells, “F**k this,” and storms out of the session. Only God knows what they’re fighting about, but we’ll be able to find out January 2nd when the new season premieres. Hopefully they’re able to survive the reality TV curse and use the show as an opportunity to work on their relationship.
Check out the trailer below.
Tara Wallace Talks Being Peter Gunz’s Friend ‘With Benefits’ While He Was In A Relationship With Someone Else
During a recent interview, Love & Hip Hop star Peter Gunz claimed that ex-girlfriend, Tara Wallace, actually assumed the side chick role while he was with another woman back when they first met. Though Tara told the Breakfast Club that initially, she was unaware of Peter’s involvement with the other woman, they still continued with their relationship after she found out. Check out some highlights from her interview.
On co-parenting with Peter:
“We are not still together, but we have two children, so that’s a bond we will always have. And we will always have to communicate because of that.”
On learning that he cheated on the show:
“The smack that you guys saw was right after the smack she[Amina] hit me with—that information was a smack. So I found that out in that moment that they were married.”
On Peter claiming she was his original side-piece:
“He said that? Well, I guess that’s part of Peter’s continuous cycle. I’m sure there’s always a triangle involved with Peter. I was dating him. I was in graduate school We were just dating for fun. We were friends. At some point we became friends with benefits. But again, I was in graduate school. I was in New York for the first time. I was just trying to have fun. I thought he was a funny guy. So we were just kind of dealing with each other.”
“He was involved with someone and I did not know. I did speak to this young lady at some point. And I was like, ‘Listen, we’re just friends. I don’t know what to tell you. No, he didn’t tell me [he was in a relationship].’ He said he was breaking up. As years progressed, this young lady moved to another state and at that moment he and I really became close. We became a couple.”
On rumors that she’s a trained actress and the love triangle is fake:
“I wish I were that talented. I am an actress. I do have an MFA. [The show] is good to use as a platform to do what I came here to do. I can probably pay off some of the student loans I have.”
On Amina Buddafly:
“You know, Amina was a person that I was encouraging him to manage. I still do think that Amina is a great songwriter. Mariah Carey should be singing these songs. Nick Cannon should be listening to this, like really promoting this girl’s music. One day I sat him down and said, ‘What’s stopping you from managing her wholeheartedly?’ And yeah…”
On laughing about the love triangle:
“I laugh because it keeps me from going home and wanting to crack him upside the head when he comes in. We don’t live together, but he’s over a lot. We have two kids. I expect him to take the kids to school in the morning and pick them up. We watched the show together yesterday and about four pairs of shoes went flying across the room.”
“When I found out Peter was married I couldn’t eat. I was just in the bed. My emotions were up and down. I mean, that’s a hard blow.”
While we feel for Tara and her situation, you know what they say, how you get ‘em is how you lose ‘em.
Turn the page to watch Tara’s interview.