Posts By Elizabeth Black

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“My Whole Life, I Don’t Know What This Song Means”: The Musical Legacy Of Nora Ephron

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After I heard that Nora Ephron, the author, director and screenwriter behind When Harry Met Sally (arguably the best movie ever), had died, I went into that brief mourning period that we all go through now that it’s 2012 and we mourn via blog memorials and Facebook statuses. I found clips from Sleepless in Seattle I hadn’t watched in years, and I listened to “Coming Around Again,” the song that provided the soundtrack to Heartburn, the film Ephron wrote in response to her divorce from Carl Bernstein.

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Report: Rick Ross Suffers Seizure During Flight [UPDATED]


TMZ reports that rapper Rick Ross fell unconscious today immediately after taking off on a flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis. It is assumed that Ross suffered a seizure on board the plane, which was forced to make an emergency landing. He’s currently on his way to a local hospital.

A Twitter update at 1:45pm ET from rapper Wale reports that Ross is doing just fine after the incident. Wale writes “I just talked to Ross…he’s 100 pct ok…@tmz #dontpanic #dontpanic #mmg !!!! #gfid dec 13th!.” DJ Sam Sneak also tweeted “I’m wit @rickyrozay now he good…

We’ll be sure to update you with the latest news about Ross’ condition as it becomes available. In the meantime, we’re wishing him a safe recovery.

UPDATE: Rick Ross has suffered another seizure, TMZ reports. While en route to his performance in Memphis, the rapper’s private jet was forced to make another emergency landing when he suffered his second seizure of the day while on board. His flight was diverted to Birmingham, AL where he’s currently in a hospital in stable condition.
[Photo: Getty Images]

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And The Greatest Song Of The ’00s Is…



All week, VH1 has been rolling out the 100 Greatest Songs of The ’00s and tonight we finally made it to number one which is…(drumroll)…Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”! We’ve always maintained that this song is like a party?(and we’re all invited) so we think its place at #1 is well-deserved, but we want to know if you agree. Our distinguished panel certainly does — they can’t help but booty pop in their seats just talking about it.? Mob Wives star Drita D’avanzo puts it best though, when she says, “Beyonce and Jay-Z is like peanut butter and jelly, and you just want it.” After the jump,?check out the full list of the top 100 songs from the ’00s, and then make your way to the comments section to let us know if Beyonce is the best choice to sit at the top of our list.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs: VH1 Celebs React To Apple Founder’s Death


The world lost a truly creative and brilliant mind yesterday when it was announced that Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. Though Jobs was not a traditional celebrity, he certainly had an impact on the lives of nearly everyone in recent years, and few people have not been changed by his creations and what he brought us. As a tribute, we wanted to share what some of our VH1 talent has been saying since the news of his passing was announced. R.I.P. Steve.

Basketball Wives star Shaunie O’Neal: RT @TheDailyLove: RIP Steve Jobs, we love you. Thank you for changing our world.

La La Vasquez: RIP Steve Jobs…praying for your family..thank YOU for all YOU’VE done to change our world and our way of thinking..

Jennifer Williams
: RIP Steve Jobs…. Very very sad! He changed the technology world, definitely an innovator!

Heidi Montag
: RT @RyanSeacrest “Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Mob WivesCarla Facciolo: RIP Steve Jobs.. Its a tragic loss for the technology world and the world in general :(

Dr. Drew: Steve Jobs made a difference in my life & the life of my family. RIP Our tribute from earlier tonight – ow.ly/6OSKc

Basketball Wives L.A. star Imani Showalter: RT ieFXx bAd Boy 3 Apples that changed the world: the one that Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton’s head and the one that Steve built.RIP Steve Jobs

Siggy Flicker, star of Why Am I Still Single?: A great man who left this world too soon! A visionary and a brilliant mind.

And finally, Bret Michaels wrote a lengthier, moving statement on his MySpace page: First I must express my deepest condolences to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family and friends. He showed great strength and perseverance through his illness and continued to be an innovator all the while remaining positive while fighting his battle with cancer. I can only thank Steve for his innovation, inspiration and creativity while touching all of our lives in some way shape or form. Again my condolences. He will be missed.
[Photo: Getty Images]

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Adele’s Vice When She’s On The Road? Basketball Wives, Of Course

It’s not like we needed another reason to love Adele, but she gave us one anyway. During a recent show in Las Vegas, Adele revealed that her post-show routine involves watching Basketball Wives in her hotel room. We can totally get on board with that!

While bantering during a show at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas, the singer told her fans “My band was out all night getting drunk, while I stayed in my room like a true rock star and watched Basketball Wives.” And for good reason — it was hard to pull away from that season three reunion, wasn’t it? We wonder if she plans to tune into Basketball Wives LA, too?

Adele Turns To Basketball Wives In Lieu Of Rock-Star Partying [LA Times Blog]

[Photos: Getty Images/VH1]

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Watch A Sneak Peek Of Demi Lovato Singing “Skyscraper” At The Do Something! Awards

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.
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Check Out Single Ladies Star Anthony Montgomery’s Rap Video And Hear Him Out As He Defends Darryl’s Cruelty

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To Single Ladies fans, Anthony Montgomery is a hated man. The actor plays the cold and calculating Darryl Jenkins, soon-to-be ex of April, a certified “nice guy” right up until he found out about April’s cheating ways. But the real Anthony Montgomery is nothing like Darryl, as I learned when we chatted the other day. Instead, he is chatty and playful and surprisingly funny. Another big surprise? The man has a rap career. Check out the video for his single, “Stimulation,” above, which will be featured on Monday’s episode of Single Ladies, and follow him on Twitter (@AMontgomery5) to stay informed about what he’s up to. (His goal is to hit one million followers, so let’s make this happen!)

For our full interview with the man everyone loves to hate, read on.

It’s so crazy to talk to you and not hear this mean, cold voice on the other end of the line!

[Laughs] Okay, look. Liz. Look. Darryl is a bit hurt. That’s all I can say. He is hurt. And instead of sitting there crying in a corner, he’s acting out.

Darryl just seems like such a stretch for you, you are nothing like him at all.

I am not! We all have aspects of him somewhere in us, but I make every realistic effort to not be that guy. It’s also because of the roles that I’ve played in my career, I’m always the nice guy, I’m always Darryl from the pilot, and every role I’ve played in Hollywood in the fifteen years I’ve been out here, I’ve always been the nice guy, the best friend, the “Why can’t every guy be like you?” guy, so for me, getting to play a role like this where I get to show a different tier to my acting abilities, it’s a thrill for me. I’ve got a throng of women across the country who love to hate me right now, it’s pretty funny. “Why are you being so mean to her?” And I’m like, she cheated with the Mayor! What are you talking about? Is everyone forgetting that?
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Lance Bass Wants To Bring His Boy Band Expertise To VH1

Former *NSYNC-er Lance Bass mentioned to New York last night that he’s producing an amazing-sounding new boy-band reality competition show. Bass explained the concept, which he’s pitched to VH1, saying:

“It’s a really great music show, starring all your favorite boy bands. It’s going to be really fun. I got a member from Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean. A member from *NSYNC, Joey Fatone. A member from New Kids on the Block, Joe McIntyre. And a member from New Edition, Bobby Brown. They’re all going to form a boy band, each, from the most talented guys in America that I’ve scouted, and then they’ll go head-to-head in a competition to see who the best band is, so it’s bragging rights for the guy in the group, for sure.”

Bass said later that Brown wasn’t totally confirmed for the show, but he’s working on that. “I think Bobby will do it,” he said.

UPDATE: VH1 could not confirm the show at this time, but a rep for the network explained “VH1 is talking to Lance Bass as well as a lot of other big names in the music and pop culture arenas about a lot of great ideas for new series.”

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Have A Question For One Of Our Big Morning Buzz Live Guests? Now’s Your Chance To Ask It!

Have you ever thought of a question for a celebrity that you would love to ask if you ever got the chance? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity. VH1′s morning show, Big Morning Buzz Live, hosts a ton of amazing celebrities each week, and now we’re giving viewers the chance to submit a question online to them.

We’ve partnered with a new company called VYou to give viewers a chance to ask our guests anything you want. Just submit a question for either our lovely host Carrie Keagan or any of our upcoming guests through the widget above or by visiting our Big Morning Buzz Live page on VYou.com and wait for them to respond to you via our in-studio webcam.

This week?s list of Big Morning Buzz Live guests includes: Jordan Knight of New Kids On The Block, Twilight star Elizabeth Reaser, Drita D’avanzo of Mob Wives, Simon Pegg, and Foster the People

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Submit A Question To One Of Our Big Morning Buzz Live Celebrity Guests, Have It Answered Via Webcam

 

 

VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live airs every weekday morning at 9:30 a.m., but if you want even more of the hot Buzz action, you can actually interact withour celebrity guests online while they’re here in our studio.

We have partnered with a new company called VYou to give viewers a chance to interview guests for yourselves from the comfort of your own couch. Just submit a question for either our lovely host Carrie Keagan or any of our upcoming guests through the widget above or by visiting our Big Morning Buzz Live page on VYou.com and wait for them to respond to you via our in-studio webcam.

This week’s confirmed Big Morning Buzz Live guests are: Renee Graziano, Steve-O, Sanaa Lathan, Piper Perabo, Natasha Bedingfield, Toni, Tamar, and Trina Braxton, Andy Grammer, Teresa Giudice, and David Cook.

Why wouldn’t you want to get some juicy dirt out of these people?