VH1 Renews ‘Basketball Wives: LA’ for a Fifth Season

Cast of VH1's "Basketball Wives: LA"

The reality series is a consistent ratings powerhouse for the cable network. Executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal’s ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal, the show has propelled VH1 to the No. 1 spot on average in the Sunday 9 p.m. time period with women 18-34, according to the network.

In addition, the 9 p.m. premiere episodes have posted triple digit gains with the demo versus year ago levels (+157%).

Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell, and Jackie Christie returned to the series for Season 4, and were joined by O’Neal and outspoken troublemaker Tami Roman. Also, Jackie brought in friend and basketball girlfriend, Mehgan James.

Additionally, the wife of player Eddy Curry and Malaysia’s friend, Patrice Curry, as well as Draya’s friend, fashion designer and ex- girlfriend of Tyreke Evens, Angel Brinks, also made appearances.

The fourth season finale airs Sunday, October 4 at 9 PM, followed by the Reunion Special on Sunday, October 11 at 9 PM on VH1.

Watch the latest episode below:


Tami Roman Says Shaunie O’Neal Will ‘Pop Off’ on ‘BBWLA’ This Season (Watch)

Tami Roman and Shaunie O'Neal

O’Neal, who created and starred in the original Miami-based series, sat down with Roman to discuss their move to the west coast cast.

“It feels more natural to be in LA because this is where I’m from. This is where I live. You know, home base,” she says. “These girls are not my girls.”

Roman says the LA girls had O’Neal “popping off” for the very first time on reality television.

“When I tell you I ain’t never seen Shaunie go in on somebody like that…When y’all see this moment here…This moment right here? Okay. Baby that’s gon be the all-time favorite,” said Tami. “And I loved it. All I needed was my cheesecake and my steak wrapped up so I could go back to the room and just eat and talk about it. And laugh about it all night long.”

Shaunie and Tami made it clear that while they’re new to the Los Angeles cast, they aren’t the “newbies.” They say they’re bringing some flavor to the cast to help the “carbon copies” who are “whack” and “flat.”

Watch the interviews below, followed by a Season 4 promo:


Method Man to Play Anti-Rap Father in VH1’s ‘The Breaks’

Rapper Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan poses at a press conference to announce they have signed with Warner Bros. Records at Warner Bros. Records on October 2, 2014 in Burbank, California

Rapper Method Man is the latest to board VH1’s original hip-hop movie “The Breaks,” reports Deadline.com.

Based on Dan Charnas’ nonfiction book The Big Payback: The History Of the Business Of Hip-Hop, The Breaks chronicles the journey of Nikki (Afton Williamson), David (David Call) and DeeVee (Mack Tristan Wilds), three friends united by their love of hip-hop as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. The film is set in 1990 New York City where the music industry’s artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and street corners of the still crime-ridden city.

Method will play Darryl Van Puten, Sr, DeeVee’s (Wilds) perennially irritated father. He is a stern, solid man who is unimpressed with DeeVee’s efforts to break into the music business. He believes his son needs to be treated with tough-love and give up this rap-thing if he’s ever going to get his life together

Seith Mann (The Wire) writes, directs and executive produces, with Charnas and Maggie Malina also exec producing. Multiple Grammy-winner DJ Premier will compose the score and serve as executive music producer.

Production is underway for a late fall premiere.


VH1 Reveals Summer Lineup: ‘L&HH’, ‘T.I. & Tiny’, ‘BB Wives: LA’, ‘Black Ink Crew’ and More

Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop"

VH1 today unveiled its lineup of shows set to air in the coming weeks and months, including its first-ever live wedding special.

“Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” kicks off the summer season on Memorial Day Monday, May 25th with the nuptials of Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris.

Also premiering this summer is the return of “Dating Naked,” followed by the network’s new reality competition series, “Twinning” beginning on July 15, and The Game’s dating show “She’s Got Game” in August.

Shows returning this summer will be “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” “Basketball Wives: LA,” “CandidlyNicole” and “Black Ink Crew.”

VH1’s summer slate is as follows:

You’ve just snagged an invitation to the wedding of the year at VH1’s first-ever LIVE wedding special “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding,” airing Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT as a two-hour special episode. The happy bride and groom are “Love & Hip Hop: New York” fan favorites Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris. Viewers have been privy to every part of the couple’s relationship over the years as they became parents, dealt with Mendeecees’ incarceration, the challenges of their subsequent separation, and eventually, his conditional release. Now, VH1 invites fans to be present for the happiest day of Yandy and Mendeecees’ lives as they finally join together in holy matrimony when “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” debuts on VH1, Monday, May 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

The King of the South is back with the entire Harris brood for the fifth season of “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiering Monday, June 1st at 9:30PM ET/PT. T.I. and Tiny continue to work on their relationship – as their kids grow older and change every day. Niq Niq is ready to leave the nest, making her the first of the Harris children to move out on their own, while Messiah prepares for his driver’s license test. Major is no longer the baby he used to be and is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps with acting. King’s a great older brother to Major and decides to take Major under his wing. With Deyjah and Domani making the transition to adulthood, Tiny stops them in their tracks by showing them just how difficult being an adult can be. The bond between T.I. and Tiny is stronger than ever as they embark on new adventures as a couple and professionally. Together, there’s nothing this family can’t conquer. Check out this new season as the Harris family continues their hustle.

VH1’s hit series “Basketball Wives: LA” is back for an explosive fourth season. Returning from last season are Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell, and Jackie Christie. With Queen Bee and Executive Producer, Shaunie O’Neal, joining the LA crew, and the addition of three new ladies, the bar is set for a very exciting season. Jackie brings in friend and basketball girlfriend, Mehgan James. Also joining the clique are wife of player Eddy Curry and Malaysia’s friend, Patrice Curry, and Draya’s friend, fashion designer and ex- girlfriend of Tyreke Evens, Angel Brinks. Between the new personalities, major life challenges, and old resentments, sparks will fly. Shaunie O’Neal joins the LA ladies for some West coast fun but soon realizes that they are a very challenging group. When her old time East coast buddy, Tami Roman, joins the cast, the Basketball Wives: Miami / LA cast divide is set in stone. See all the drama play out when “Basketball Wives: LA” Season 4 premiering Sunday, July 12th at 9PM ET/PT (following the premiere episode, the series will move to Sundays at 8PM ET/PT).

“Dating Naked” is a 10-episode, one-hour series that explores the art of romance, free of preconceived notions, stereotypes – and clothes. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, Dating Naked season 2 is once again set on a romantic tropical island, BUT this time features two primary daters, Kerri and Chris, as they search for love. Each week, 2 new men and 2 new women will strip down for a shot at igniting a spark with our primary daters. At the end of each episode, Kerri and Chris will each pick the one person they connected with the most to be their ‘keeper,’ and ask them to remain on the island. As sexy new singles arrive every week, vying for the coveted ‘keeper’ spots, initial connections will be put to the test and deeper feelings may begin to develop. Can Kerri and Chris handle the competition? Or will temptation and jealousy run rampant on the island? When everyone has stripped away the artifices of the modern world and revealed their ultimate, honest selves, the results will be truly surprising. “Dating Naked” season 2 premieres Wednesday, July 15th at 9PM ET/PT on VH1.

For the first time ever, VH1 is doubling down on a reality competition series that will put “twin-tuition” to the test in “Twinning” premiering Wednesday, July 15th at 10PM ET/PT with ten hour-long episodes. Hosted by Angie Greenup, “Twinning” is an arc’d competition series in which twelve sets of twins will go head to head for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won’t be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.

“Candidly Nicole,” produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder and based on the successful AOL online series of the same name, returns for a second season with eight new half-hour episodes. The show details her daily adventures and gives insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey into life. Whether it’s hiring a doppelganger to free-up time in her schedule, breaking up with her bikini waxer, pursuing a career as a street artist, trying to recall her childhood for a memoir or attempting to get her invention on “Shark Tank,” Nicole has no problem offering her uncensored opinion to everyone she meets (even if they didn’t ask for it). Her one-of-a-kind, tongue-in-cheek commentary inspires people to laugh, learn and shake their head in wonderment.

We all know Jayceon Taylor better known as “The Game” from his hit VH1 series “Marrying The Game” as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don’t know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we’ve seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series “She’s Got Game,” The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour. Tired of picking the wrong women, in “She’s Got Game,” Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart. Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour. But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart? “She’s Got Game” premieres Monday, August 10 at 9PM ET/PT with 10 one hour episodes.

When the Black Ink Crew returns on Monday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT, the group is determined to put the importance on family, friendships and careers as they recover from the volatility and emotions of their last encounter with one another—an encounter that threatened to tear alliances apart for good. The crew will surprise and shock as they make choices that will change their lives, but also challenges them to reevaluate the importance of the relationships they have built. With all these changes in the wind, what will the future bring for our crew? Be ready to expect the unexpected on the upcoming season of Black Ink Crew premiering Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10PM ET/PT.


Game Searches for New Love on Upcoming VH1’s ‘She’s Got Game’


The Game is getting back out there.

His new show on VH1, “She’s Got Game” will follow the rapper as he searches for new love, according to The Verge.

It will be his second show with VH1 after “Marrying the Game” and his first dating show after breaking up with ex-fiancée Tiffney Cambridge.

The show will follow VH1’s rappers and rock stars looking for love formula, which includes “Flavor of Love,” “Rock of Love” and “For the Love of Ray J.”

Game will be searching for love while on his national tour this summer, and he will be getting help from some celebrity friends.



Ray J Quits ‘L&HH Hollywood’ to Save Princess Love Relationship


Ray J has reportedly sent the producers of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” into a tizzy because he suddenly decided to leave the show.

According to TMZ, Ray J says the show’s conflict has messed up his relationship with Princess Love.

They’ve been having problems ever since her arrest in February and we’re told Ray J thinks they can’t solve their problems while he’s part of the show.

Our sources say Ray J offered to shoot scenes that were uplifting and free of strife, but producers weren’t interested, so on Monday he bailed.

We’re told producers will throw a Hail Mary Wednesday, meeting with Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, in an attempt to change Ray J’s mind, but as things stand now … he’s done.


Joseline Hernandez Reveals Date of Stevie J’s Rehab Return (Watch)


Stevie J of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” is currently in court-ordered rehab after testing positive for cocaine several times; and his wife Joseline Hernandez gave fans an indication of when he’ll get out.

She shared a video on Jan. 21, revealing that she and “Steebie” will be hosting a special party in Memphis, Tenn. on Feb. 13. She added the caption, “Memphis lets go!!”

Watch below:

Stevie J made headlines at the end of last year after he tested positive for cocaine a whopping ten times. He was ordered to 30 days in rehab at an inpatient treatment center.

He’s also in danger of serving time in jail after allegedly failing to pay more than $1 million in child support. The funds were supposed to go to two of his kids, a 17-year-old and 15-year-old boy and girl respectively.

According to Enstars, he is close to reaching a plea deal in the case.


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