Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Some VH1 Stars at the All Star Basketball game. who is your favorite?
Monday, October 18, 2010
La La's Full Court Wedding - Finale Recap
It is the week of the long awaited wedding between Lala Vazquez and Carmelo Anthony, and now the pressure is on to finish all the last minute details. Like all brides in the days leading up to the wedding, La has a packed schedule: brunch with both her mom and her future mother-in-law, a spa day with her maid-of-honor, meeting with the pastor, and attending the actual wedding rehearsal. As she attempts to juggle the melding of two families as well as taking care of her own, La La's journey to the alter is finally become a reality...
Friday, October 15, 2010
Backstage at 'The Joy Behar Show,' I sat down with Kim Kardashian's best friend, La La Vazquez, who made it very clear that Kim needs to date a successful suit-and-tie type of guy if she wants to say "I do."
"I'm working on hooking her up on a blind date," La La tells me. "Kim doesn't go around saying, 'I want to be in love.' She's happy. She's enjoying her life, but as friends, when you see someone you like, you say, I want to hook you up with this person or that person. That's just what friends do. Why? Friends hooked me up with my husband."
La La doesn't think Kim is going to find husband material on a football field.
"For Kim, I'll look for a nice person. I do want him to be successful for her because that will be a similar thing. You don't always want to be carrying the load. That can get annoying after a while," La La explains. "What I'm looking for in her next blind date is a suit-and-tie guy. Something different."
And La La will know if she found Mr. Right for Miss Kardashian if she doesn't hear back that night from her friend. "After the date, Kim will call me immediately. She might call me during the date. If she doesn't call at all, they are hanging out and that's a good sign."
Tune in Sunday to watch Kim and La La's other celebrity friends (including Serena Williams!) attend her amazing NYC wedding to Carmelo Anthony in an hour-long special on VH1 at 10:30PM. Check Out An EXCLUSIVE Pic From the Wedding:
Monday, October 11, 2010
Fantasia For Real 2 - Episode 4 Recap
Upon her return home to Charlotte, Fantasia is devastated by the news that her beloved dog Diva has gone missing. Fantasia performs her new single on "American Idol", and Manager Brian, concerned over Fantasia's relationship with a separated man, invites her video co-star, Devin, to attend Fantasia's 26th birthday bash as a surprise guest. But Fantasia's heart is elsewhere. Could Brian's surprise ruin her birthday?
La La's Full Court Wedding - Episode 4 Recap
The final countdown to the wedding is on and La La is starting to feel the nerves! There's still a ton to do, including the dreaded seating chart and finding a bride's maid dress for a cousin that hasn't worn a dress in over ten years!
But as the details of the wedding begin to get checked off the list, Lala is left with an even bigger problem...the increasing distance growing between her and fiancé Carmelo as the big day approaches. Sensing something is off; La La turns to longtime friend Ludacris for a heart-toheart. Will La and Melo get back in sync before the wedding day?
Friday, October 8, 2010
This Sunday, October 10th, on La La's Full Court Wedding, catch me and my brother @Ludacris having a deep talk about relationships on VH1 at 10:30pm Est.
We are going to discuss everything from learning how to compromise, respecting your partner, and managing expectations. Of course - females and males - have a different take on this... So, you must tune in - and share your thoughts!
Chris has been like a brother since I was a teen, and he has always given me great advice! I think every girl should have a male friend - big bro. who will look out for you.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Fantasia For Real 2 - Episode 3 Recap
Here is a short recap of what went down on episode 3 of Fantasia For Real.
Fantasia shoots a sexy, steamy music video for her new single, "Bittersweet" and makes goo-goo eyes with her co-star, a hard-body hottie from the Washington Redskins. Will Fantasia take those "baby steps" or will she leap into his muscled biceps? Teeny has recorded his first single and throws a "Butt Naked Car Wash" to promote it. Will his new team of dedicated delinquents help him make his rent money or will he be all washed up?
La La's Full Court Wedding - Episode 3 Recap
As the big wedding day quickly approaches, La La's good friends Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland decide to throw their girl a big bachelorette bash in La's favorite city -- Las Vegas. Carmelo sends them off right with a private jet full of goodies and more surprises are in store for her in Sin City! Kim and Kelly have a few tricks of their own, up their sleeves to help their friend celebrate! Meanwhile, as the wedding looms ahead, La La must make a decision about which wedding dress she will be wearing as she walks down the aisle. But even with the advice of Ciara, the decision isn't so easy...
Friday, October 1, 2010
Here is a video of LaLa and Ciara speaking on the gay teen suicide that happened recently at Rutgers University . Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the Washington after his two friends streaming him having sex with male live on the internet.
Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei have been charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Fantasia For Real - Episode 2 Recap
Here is a short recap of episode 2 of Fantasia For Real (Season 2).
With her London concert a success, Fantasia hopes her first new single will be fan-favorite "Even Angels". But the record company has other plans. Will they at least listen to her idea for a music video? Fantasia sees a therapist to help sort out her complicated love life and take "baby steps" toward finding a new beau. But an aborted attempt at speed dating puts Aunt Bunny and Fantasia at each others throats.
La La's Full Court Wedding - Episode 2 Recap
Here is a short recap of what went down on episode 2 of La La's Full court Wedding
It is Carmelo's birthday, and even though La La is busy planning the wedding she is determined to make his day a special one. This includes a huge, celebrity-filled birthday bash and a search for perfect gift for the man who has everything. However, before they can celebrate, La must fly to New York City to have a walk-through of the wedding location with her wedding planner. Luckily, La La has her mom and her cousin (and maid-of-honor) Dice to help choose the decor, taste the food...and tip back a few glasses of wine as well! But La is in for a surprise when she discovers that the amount of guests attending has become inflated -- and so has the budget!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Fantasia For Real 2 - Premiere Recap
So unlike Real and Chance's new show. The premiere of Fantasia For Real 2 and Lala's Full Court Wedding was pretty good. I have a feeling Fantasia For real 2 will do good in the ratings due to recent struggles.
Here is a recap of what happened in the premiere episode. Thinsg have changed since the last season. Fantasia now has an high school diploma, Teeny has his one place now and her mom as well. Since last season her family relied on her for everything and her album "Back To Me" was released. She did photo shoots for the album and says " I want Grammys, I want magazines, I want covers... I want it all" she also adds that she expects this album to do well.
Fantasia's Aunt Bunny arrived. She had concerns about some rumors she heard about Fantasia being with a married man. Fantasia's tells her that "I am not a homewrecker" and to not worry about it. But her mom and aunt had other thoughts. She also tool her pole dancing. Bunny also visit Teeny in his new place and the end of the episode Fantasia went to London to do a show.
La La's Full Court Wedding- Premiere Recap
I was surprised on how good this show was. This show is very mature and classy. It makes you excited to get married lol Lala and Carmelo have been engaged since 2004 ans have a 3 year old son name Kiyan and now they are finally getting married.
The show started off when Lala's mom arrived to help her out and the celebrity wedding planner that they hired Mindy Weiss. Carmelo seems like he the Bridzilla. He requests that he wants red velvet wedding cake and a band. LaLa does not want a band, she thinks it is too old fashion. Lala says that she has a great relationship with her mom and she also says her parents were divorce when she was very young, but she loves her dad too. She has has to make a tough choice to choose one parent at the wedding. She also had lunch with Tyrese and ask her why isn't she hanging out with married women" which is a kinda an odd question to ask. But she did had answer to that.
even though Lala ordered a custom made wedding dress. Her mom wante to do the whole mother and daughter wedding dress shopping, so they did. Let's just say they both have different tastes when it comes to wedding dresses. Lala likes the pink dress and her mom was just making faces like "are you serious" but it was funny to watch.
Lala's new show has been getting a lot of positive comments from people on twitter
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Friday, September 17, 2010
L L Vazquez did an interview with VH1.com about her upcoming reality show produced by 51 minds La La's Full Court Wedding. she says that she wasn't sure if she wanted to do this show because people did not know who she really was.
To me this show seems like the most extravagant wedding video that you could possibly produce.
That’s how I look at it too! It’s a whole TV series. This is incredible, how many people can say that?
Was having a film crew around while you were trying to plan your wedding oppressive at all? Did you feel like you couldn’t be the bridezilla you’re allowed to be?
Not at all, because that is not who I am at all. I am totally chill and calm and everyone’s like, “La you’re going to have this moment,” and I just didn’t have it because that’s not my personality. My problem is that I am always worried about everyone else. I just want to make sure they have fun. People were like, “La, you’re getting married. It’s about you.” I’m like, “No, I don’t care about me I want everyone else to have a good time.”
I thought of this analogy when preparing for this interview: you’ve been VH1’s bridesmaid for years. Through your hosting, you’ve facilitated action and helped make it run smoothly, without actually being the center of it.
(Laughs) I totally agree with you. That is a great analogy. I’ve been on that network for years and do many shows, the crazy moments the crazy people yet I have been standing strong there through it all.
Have you been wanting your own show throughout your time on the sidelines?
Absolutely not. At first I was a little unsure[about this show]. My thing was that I knew people knew who I was they are familiar with me as a TV host, but I didn’t feel as if anyone knew who I was, as far as my personality goes. I really thought this was a great opportunity to get people to actually take interest in who I am. I thought that was very important.
Were there any reservations at all with opening your life the scrutiny of cameras and editing?
I knew what it was going into it. I was hosting so many reality shows and reunions and being you know close friends with Kim Kardashian and seeing their lives that I knew what to expect. If you’re going to have reservations or you’re going to want to like edit yourself, reality TV is probably not the thing you should do. On this show, I worked with 51 Minds, a production company I’ve worked with before. I knew they knew me, I trusted them and I felt like they weren’t going to try and sabotage me in any way. I had all the pluses going in my favor.
An issue that comes up in the first episode is your disagreement with Carmelo about having a band play the wedding. He wants it, you don’t. I’m on your side: DJs are so much better.
I am so happy somebody understands that. I just thought a band was such a bad idea. The band symbolizes corny to me, older to me. If I can’t get whoever originally sang a song to sing the song, then I don’t want a cheesy band to sing the song. It doesn’t make any sense to me, everybody told me I was crazy. I am like everyone else is crazy — I am not crazy.
I just don’t see how cover bands magically become this classy thing when you throw down tons of money on them – they belong in bars playing for frat guys taking shots of Jager.
I feel like there are so many other ways that we could use the money, because bands are not cheap. They’re in the thousands. Yeah so I am glad you feel the same way.
You note that Carmelo is a lot pickier about the details of the wedding. Was that true just for the events of the first episode, or are we witnessing an unlikely role reversal, where the husband-to-be cares more about the particulars than the bride?
He was very specific on what he wanted. He knew he wanted a big wedding, he knew wanted red velvet cake. He wasn’t there nitpicking all these little things — he had an overall vision of where he wanted to be. On the other hand, I was like, “This is going to cost a lot of money. We can just go somewhere quick and get it done.” It’s usually the bride that wants all of that, while the whole time I was thinking about cost and I wanted to have a fun day. I didn’t want to go broke because of this over-the-top wedding. I don’t want to be still paying off bills three or four years later. You know, it was a bit of a battle.
Were your celebrity friends a complication for the production? I know it is great to have celebrity guests on a show, but it also seems like it could complicate things in this large gathering, just in terms of those who aren’t willing to be on camera.
One thing about the celebrities [on the show] is that they are genuine friends of myself and Carmelo. It’s not like we just pick them out of the sky and go, “Hey I want to be friends with Kim Kardashian, I want to be friends with that one.” These are really genuinely my closest friends and they were like, “Whatever we can do or whatever we need to do to make this day special, we’ll do. We can be a part of the show for you – we just want to be there.” I had Ludacris giving me a guy’s perspective about women and why they are scared about commitment and marriage. I mean you would never see something like that on TV or any other show. You just don’t see that and our history — I knew him in high school, so there’s a brother and sister relationship there. You have Labron, Sabrina, Spike Lee – people of that caliber come in there and they are like, “Sure we will be on camer. Whatever you guys need.” That says a lot about our relationship with them, you know?
Were you harassed by friends and family for being engaged to Carmelo for almost six years before tying the knot?
Absolutely, it was an ongoing thing of, “You’re never going to get married,” or, “He’s never going to want to stay with you.” People believe that if you’re engaged and you don’t get married right away, there is some kind of behind-the-scenes issue going on. It makes me laugh because we have been together for seven years. Where are the people that are going to compliment that or just being able to sustain a relationship in this environment for that long? We see people rushing into and then they are divorced because they didn’t even take the time to get to know who they were marrying. This way worked for us. It’s not for everybody, but it worked for us.
Were you able to let go of your need to please and indulge in your day?
It was hard. I tried to, but it was definitely difficult once the day started and I got in the moment. I had people like Kelly [Rowland] or Kim [Kardashian] working the wedding floor while I was in the suite. I was like, “Is everyone OK? Is everyone having a good time?” They were like, “I wish you would stop. Everybody is down there having a blast. They are all waiting for you.” I was glad I had them on duty just greeting people and saying hi and walking around making sure everybody was comfortable.
In the intro to the show there is a reference to you losing weight for the wedding; you didn’t have to loose too much weight did you?
I lost 13 pounds. I wanted to loose weight I wanted to look good.
I think by all standards, you already looked good.
Thank you, but the problem about losing weight is, once you do it and you feel great that you accomplished this goal, you forget that you got to keep the weight off. That is the hard part. Getting there is difficult, don’t get me wrong. But once you’ve reached the top, you’re like, “Well, I want the cookie now. I want the ice cream now. I want the Crunch bar now.” That is where I am at now.
Your son Kiyan is adorable. Did you have any reservations about having him on camera, though? Some people keep their kids away from their reality shows.
Everybody is very weird about that. But I figured that this is a reality show, which is supposed to showcase my reality. I am a mother before anything else. How could I have a reality show that didn’t showcase my son who is with me everyday? I don’t have a nanny that lives with me that I could just throw him off on, and I want people to see that aspect of juggling career and planning a wedding and motherhood and him. Not showing people the most important person in my life just seems weird to me. I don’t question people who think it’s a bad idea because they have their reasons but I had my reasons on why I wanted him to be a part of it.
After doing this show, is there anything to be said for being bit by the reality bug? Do you want to do more shows?
I am at a crossroads right now because obviously that’s going to come up: what’s next? This show was so much fun. I really enjoyed it. Would I consider doing more? Absolutely. The other side of it is, I really enjoy acting, and I really want to sink my teeth into that. Sometimes the world we are in makes it hard to do everything. It’s like once you step into that reality, that’s what you are. You are now a reality show star and that’s what they see you as. It’s like, we love La La but we know her as a TV host, we don’t see her as an actress, and you know, just now I’m finally being able to break down a lot of those barriers. I am not going to shoot down any opportunities that come my way because just to have them is a blessing in itself. Things are so poor for everybody these days, and to be working and doing so many great things, it is a plus. I kind of just have to think about it and decide when the opportunities present themselves, but I am not saying no to anything right now.
Here are the trailers to Fantasia For Real 2 and La La's Full Court Wedding. Fantasia's did not interest me that much last but due to her suicide attempt i might tune in to watch. As for Lala's show? i will tune in to see if i like it not sure though.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Here is the sneak peek of La La's Full Court Wedding about her and Carmelo Anthony getting married. The shows will feature celebs such as Ciara, Tyrese, Kelly Rowland and Kim Kardashian.
La La's Full Court Wedding airs Sunday September 19th, 2010 @ 10:30 PM