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Friday, March 29, 2013

'Where Are They Now?" Interview With Ashley Douglas (Tool Academy)

"Where Are They Now?" With Ashley Douglas (Tool Academy)

Here is another "Where Are They Now?" interview. Remember Tool Academy? Well I did a new interview with Ashley Douglas , who won the 1st season with her then boyfriend Josh (Tiny Tool). They are STILL married till this day and she talks to me about how she keeps her marriage going, she also talks about her best moment from the show now 2 year old daughter and what she is up to now.

Hey Ashley, how are you?

I'm doing good thanks ;) 

You were best known for being on the first season of "Tool Academy" with Josh. What was your fondest memory being on the show? and how is Josh doing? 

I'd have to say the fondest moment was winning that last challenge it really showed me everything we both worked on and how we both shined as a couple
Josh is doing very well!!

Did you ever expected to win the show?

No I remember I didn't even pack alot of cloths cuz I didn't think we were gunna make it past the first two weeks.

Do you still keep in touch with any of the cast members? What about Trina? 

Jenna is always sweet she always let me know when she's in NYC and I have been talking to krista,Trina I use to not anymore.

You and Josh are one of the few reality couples who are still together and married till this day. Most reality couples get a bad rep for not staying together ; hence, Kim Kardashain's wedding and all these dating shows. What is your secret to a succesful marriage?

 For us we are just always honest every day and communicating with each other and we are always working on something new to keep our marriage going !

You and Josh also have a daughter now. How is she?

She's great She just turned 2 in jan she's so perfect she looks just like me an her personality is all Josh to the T down to what she eats to.

So, what have you been doing now  since your VH1 days? Well I have found a good

Job in a chiropractors office and were just focusing on doing things with Maddy 

You are also in the process of a weight loss journey. I've seen pictures on facebook and you look great. What made you decide to do this? 

Thank you to b honest - in the beginning it was cuz I was being bullied but now I'm doing it for myself and my daughter to show her its not about being skinny but having a healthy mindset.

Photo: Yay almost down a full 60 pounds! 
#progress #healthy #motivation #dedication #workout #instagym #instaworkout #fit #eatright #instagood #instadaily #trying #workinghard #results #happy #instagood #instadaily #girl #instagirl

Last question, would you ever consider doing reality TV again? 

Nope never !!!

Thank you for this special interview. Would like to add anything else?

Just like to thank you ! You do a great Job and u always been so

Saturday, May 19, 2012

VH1access Update Interview- Justin Derke (Ton Of Cash)

Update Interview

I'm planning to some update interviews this summer. I got to chance to do an interview with fan favorite Justin Derke, who was on Ton Of Cash. He talks about experience on the show and what is he doing now.  Follow him @JustinVH1

1) How are you Justin?
I'm good, just living and loving life! :)

2)Let's talk about 'Ton of Cash'. What made you decide to audition for this show?
I decided to audition for it because of the flyer and it basically asked if I wanted to win money and I was like HELL YEAH!!! 

3)How was your experience on the show? What was your favorite challenge?
My experience was amazing! It was difficult and challenging, but well worth it. My favorite challenge had to be the finale, because I had never been to Vegas before and it was such a rush to be running through the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino looking for the bundles of money.

4)Do you still keep in touch with the other contestants on the show?
I do! I actually moved in with Amie who won the show, and our friendship has completely grown and been an amazing time. After the show aired and everything I had a couple falling outs with a couple others, but the others I keep in contact with via facebook and twitter.

5)Have you audition for other reality shows before 'Ton of Cash'?
I tried to audition for the real world, but I got sooooooo lost looking for the place where they were holding the auditions I gave up haha

6)How you feel about VH1 poorly advertising the show?
It was sad. I didn't understand why they didn't do much for the show. I didn't know what was going on, so it left me confused sad and agry.

7) Did you regret being on the show after seeing the ratings?
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Granted the ratings were awful and the show didn't do well, I met Amie who is the love of my life (figuratively), got to experience areas of the world I never would have gone otherwise and even tho we weren't as big as the basketballwives, I still got recognition and had a good time riding on the small time of fame I had lol.

8)I've seen pictures of you in drag. Do you still do drag?
I do! I don't do drag as hardcore as the girls on Rupauls Drag Race, I just like to go out and fun in drag because I feel powerful and I'm beautiful so of course I have to.

9)Let's talk about what you are doing now.  What are you doing now? Do you have any plans in the future? Would do another reality show?
Right now I live in Salt Lake City Utah with Amie trying to get everything in my life together (because I was on the show for being in debt). My plans for hte future are to just live life to the fullest and be happy and just be successful basically. And of course I would DEFINITELY do another reality show! I had so much fun, and all the attention, the cameras, the lights the everything about it was my calling, just wish it would happen again soon!!! I'm waiting on Bad Gays Bad Girls Club, just more fabulous ;)

10)Thank you for this interview. Do you want to give a shout out to anyone?
I want to give a shoutout to Amie! If I hadn't done the show, I wouldn't have met her and Amie has been the bane of my existence, and shoutout to my friend Megan who helped me get through it all!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

VH1access Interview: Melinda (Wedding Wars)

VH1access Interview With Melinda

I finally did an interview with Melinda from Wedding Wars. we caught p to her to see what she has been up to since the show.  She said the show boosted her Real Estate career. She also reveals she met Mario at Craigslist Casual Encounters. Follow her on Twitter

Hey Melinda , how are you? 
 Mario and I are “fabulous!”

How was your experience on "Wedding Wars"?  
Mario and I have had a lot of interesting experiences throughout our lives together but this was by far one of the most unique!  

How did you and Mario find out about the show?  
Well we were browsing Craigslist Casual Encounters and found the casting call and said “fuck it...let’s try out for this shit and see what happens!”

On the show, you and Mario were portrayed as the "evil couple" Did you like the way VH1 portrayed you?  
I think we were portrayed exactly how we wanted to be portrayed.  We meticulously planned out every move but towards the end we figured out that playing with people’s emotions was way fun so we ended up adding too many twists to the plot.

A lot of people think that you are mean and bitchy. Do you really come off like that in real life? or was that just for the cameras? 
Yes, I’m very mean, very self serving and I will eat you alive if you show me any sign weakness.

Who did you get along with on the show? It seems like you didn't like anyone lol  
Mario and I got along with everyone as long as it served us a purpose.

Who did you dislike on the show? 
 It’s been so long that we can’t remember the names of the people we disliked.  Oh well guess they weren’t that important.

What was your favorite challenge? 
 Our favorite challenge was finding the weakness and insecurities of our competitors and using it against them.

Now that the show is over, are you Mario still together? and still planning to get married? 
 Mario and I met on Craigslist Causal Encounters and it’s a no strings attached type of relationship.... Seriously we are still together most of the time and yup...we’re getting married! =)

Would you do another reality show?  
We’re going to quote Mario’s favorite artist, Justin Beiber, “never say never.”  Being on VH1’s Wedding Wars boosted my (Melinda’s) Real Estate career...go figure, people love mean, bitchy Realtors!

Well Melinda, thank you for this interview. Do you want to give a shout out to anyone?  
We want to thank: Baby Sasquatch, Bananas, Goodimes and ALL the other producers with less snappy names.  Thanks to the ALL the sound crew: supper hipster sound guy w/ the crazy beard and Melinda’s favorite, cute Italian dude with hot pink shorts.  Thanks to ALL the camera folks: like buff ass Asian camera man and lady with the glasses!  Lastly thanks VH1 for allowing unlimited Red Delicious boxed wine and plenty of rice and beans while we lived in the jungles of Hawaii.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

VH1access Update Interview- Winner Of Rock Of Love (Season 1) Jes

Update Interview With Jes

So I recently did an update interview with Jes who won the 1st season of "Rock Of Love" to see what she has been up to. She said that she is not type of girl to do reality TV, She did not even want to do the show. She explains that drama Twitter she had with Brand C, Ashley and Farrah a few days ago.  Follow her Twitter page. She also says that Heather who she is good friends now will have a new show soon. 

Hey Jes, how are you?
Pretty good, thanks for asking.

It's been four years since the first season of "Rock Of Love" aired. How was experience on the show?
Four great years. Lol, everyone knows by now by the interviews i've done in the past that I never really wanted to do the show in the first place. I was approached and then friends & family talked me into it... But in the back of my head, always wondered if you could REALLY fall in love on a show. Personally, i don't think it's possible.. I mean, don't get me wrong, you can fall on lust, which can be mistaken for love.. And i think that's what happens on these kind of shows. All that ROL brought into my life, is drama. And more drama, never in my life have i experienced that much drama.. 

What was your fondest memory on the show?
Bahahaha... Fondest memory... When people ask me about the moments i remember the most.. There's a few. The pool "incident" with lacey, the cigarettes that she picked up and left with a beautiful note. Heather's awesome first tattoo which to this day, i still pick on her for it. Brandi's drunken fun.. ( my brandi not barbie) ... Everything on that show is a memory but the best one os heather's tattoo... Ahaha

Did you really loved Bret Michaels?
No, never. Like i said, lust, maybe, the show was too me overwhelming and a competition, and i get feirce with competition, i like to win. Looking back, i should of walked away and let heather pursue bret, they had way more of a connection than anyone else there. 

I notice now you are good friends with Heather Chadwell, who was the runner-up on the show.
Yes, she's my girl. Her and i, yeah we had "beef" on the show, but after it was all said and done we realized how immature it was, i mean c'mon team A and B hahaha... But she is a very strong and independant woman and i admire her a lot. She took her life under control and made changes, i respect that. And i wish her the best of luck with her upcoming show.

Now you have only been on "Rock Of Love" A lot of fans want to know,  has VH1 ever asked you to be on "I Love Money"? If not, would have done it?
I was approached to be on a few shows, and i refused. I, put all that in the past. I got to know what it was like and that's enough for me. I'm not made for tv. And besides, we've got enough of those girls trying to be on other shows and getting their own. So i'll let them do it.. Haha the only show id ever really try to be on would be survivor so stay tuned haha

I noticed the other day other Rock Of Love Girls such as Ashley, Farrah, and Brandi C were gaining up on you on Twitter. Why were they bashing you?
Jealousy. Ha, i don't really know why those girls are like that, it started by picking on Heather, which i really didn't like, and heather, has a lotnof exciting things happening, and i know for a fact that's why she didn't strike back and defend herself, so i did it for her. She doesn't deserve to be bashed on , especially on a site, i mean c'mon how pathetic is that? Anyone that goes on with their life with how many followers they have on twitter, really need to step outside the internet world and get a job ... There's more to life than twitter. So if bashing on me makes them happy, and prevents them from bashing on others, so be it. I have thick shoulders and can take whatever they throw at me. I just hope one day they realize there's more to life than their 15 mins of fame they got from the shows. I've grown pass that, and thats why you dont see me promoting myself like they are. 

What have you've been doing since Rock Of Love?
I've been working in nightclubs and marketing. If you ever come to Chicago, come and say hi, i'm at themid. 

Would you even do another reality show?
No, but i would do survivor. I did tell heather i would film for her upcoming show 'cause that would be badass , rub it in other people's faces ;) hahaha

Well thank you so much for this interview. Do you want to give a shout out to anyone?
Yeah, a very good friend of mine owns a clothing company which is rad, helping the dude out, i spread the word. If you guys are looking for a different kind of clothing line with original designs, check out :)
And follow him on twitter! Hahaha

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vh1access Update Interview: Courtney (Tool Academy 3)

VH1access Update Interview: Courtney (Tool Academy 3)

What has Courtney been up to? The last we saw her was on Tool Academy 3 as one of two of the first female tools. I recently interviewed to see what she has been up to. Follow her on  
So it has been a year since we saw you on Tool Academy as one of the first female tools? How did you feel being on the show?
It is amazing how time flies. I can't believe it has been a year already, because some days it feels as though we just finished taping. I was one of the first female tools on the show and I made show history as the first ever lesbian or gay tool to be in the academy. Not to mention that I beat the "professional wrestler" tool at wrestling the first night in the house!! I was okay with showing the world that homosexual relationships have the same issues as a heterosexual couple.

I first had mix feelings about being on the show because I had not come out to my whole family yet, and I knew this was going to "out" me. I loved doing the show though, because I did meet some truly amazing people that I probably would have never met otherwise. I also ended up learning a lot about myself that I hadn't completely let myself learn. I found inner strength, as well as the ability to show my emotions and vunerabilities. It was a grueling process. Most of you out there probably think it was a walk in the park and just anyone can do it, but let me tell you it is not what it seems. It is a mixture of everything thrown into one big pot and you either go through the process or you wimp out like Chaysn did the first night and bail. I would love to do another show. I would never change my experience on the show for anything.

How was your experience on the show?
My experience on the show was interesting and ever changing. I remember when we first arrived in Mexico and all met each other. Of course we all sized the other up and then started making alliances. The other tools didn't know how to take me at first... should we be threatened by her as an alpha like us, or should we worry that she will try to go after girls we are going after, or go after our girlfriends after finding out we were really on Tool Academy. They looked at me as if I was my own foreign species and just didn't know what to do with me. They ended up treating me like one of the boys, instead of the way they treated my girl Jennavecia, like a threat to them in temptaion.

I had commonalites with the guys, I liked to box, I chased straight women, still do haha. Once they decided I was one of the boys, the questions poured in like kids at story time. They wanted to know how lesbians work, oh the typical male fantasy. The house split slightly and it became the "west coast" tools out partied the "east coast" tools with a couple exceptions. The west coast tools were: myself, Jennavecia, Tommy, Shawn, but we had Angelo who was east coast and Daniel who was eastern that would stay up partying with us. The rest had to get their beauty sleep. We had fun playing beer pong, hanging out in the hot tub and just partying all night. I made friends with people I would have never met and we became each others support system through our couples therapy. My relationship was hard, because not only did I have an upset girlfriend, the other tools girlfriends couldn't believe me, as a woman could treat another woman like that. I was expected to be more emotional and understanding. I had serious moments of anger where things went flying across the room, or the punching bag we had outside had my fists laying into it.

Through all of the fighting, healing and laughing, I loved doing the show. It was an experience I will never in my life forget, and I hope one day to be in front of the camera again. This time though I won't be going through therapy!! I want to do a show that challenges me physically or that shows my complete personality. It was overall a fun experience, that people still stop me and ask me about, and fans still make me smile when they see me out and stop me. It was because of my fans and because of my haters that I have become the person I currently am, and I thank each and everyone!

What was your most favorite session with Trina and challenge?
Are you crazy asking me if I had a favorite session in therapy?! My favorite therapy with Trina was modesty, because we had to draw pictures of ourself, however it was that we viewed us. I was the first person Trina called up in therapy and I had to show my horrible drawing to everyone and she broke it down. That therapy of just myself lasted an extremely long time. The reason it is my favorite is because it broke down walls that would not have otherwise been broken. She would not let me run from dealing with my feelings about myself and my insecurities, like I use to do. I laid it all out in front of people I barely knew and for viewers that I have never met. I felt like a huge weight was finally lifted off of my shoulders and in that moment when I sat down next to Cheron I felt safe and that it was okay to be vunerable. It was believe it or not a huge break through in my life right there with good ol' Trina.

My favorite challenge on the other hand was not the modesty focus group, I hated that with a passion. It was believe it or not the challenge that played a part in my elimination from the show. It was the appreciation challenge. I loved it because we were able to make dinner for our partner that had meaning behind it, and I love to cook and I knew the perfect dish to make that had meaning. I made chicken marsala over a bead of wild rice, with asparagus and salad with her favorite wine. It was the first dinner I had ever made for her after we started dating, and I was a huge romantic (still am lol) and I knew that she would know as soon as she saw it why I made that. We all sat down like one big Italian family, explained our dishes and why we made them and then ate and enjoyed great conversation. We all talked as a big group and it wasn't just couples sectioned off, it was as family. After dinner all the tools put together a song and dance for the partners about appreciating them and how we first met. We all had a great time and laughed and forgot about all the troubles in our relationship. Granted I was eliminated that night because they said I was trying to hold Cheron too much, but I know I shouldn't have been eliminated that night, because it was only for a minute and I backed off. You have to understand when you are use to living with someone and seeing them on a daily basis, and then put under the circumstances we were, all I wanted to do was hug, kiss and love her, because I knew I was going to sleep alone. Overall though I would not change that night at all.

When you were eliminated, Cheron decided to leave without you. What happened after that?
I will never forget when I was eliminated, my heart sunk. I knew I didn't deserve to go then, but it was what it was. I knew also that Cheron was going to leave me, because the first day of the academy she said if I didn't make it through the program she was going to leave me, because I had to prove to her that I would change. I cried, it was horrible, because I wasn't ready for it to be over. I loved the woman and I knew it was over just like that, because the academy decided I hadn't changed enough and I made mistakes within my relationship. So for the first time in my life i was dumped, and of course it had to be on national television.

I didn't know what to expect going home, because we had a beautiful loft over looking the water together, but we were broken up. We both arrived home at seperate times and it was awkward at first because we hadn't been around people, or each other for a long period of time. I slept downstairs and she slept upstairs. We tried to make things work and tried to just go out and be the us we were before the show and it was too far gone. We had both learned so much about ourselfs that we both went in completely different directions. We became two people living in the same house, but not interacting with the other. It broke my heart and was one of the hardest things I had to do at the time, especially when her kids would come to visit and I had to play a new role for these two little kids I loved so much. We grew to basically hate the other and living together became exteremly unhealthy.

She moved out one weekend while I was gone with her now boyfriend (yes she went back to men). I was shattered when I came back to my empty house. I lost my best friend. I let myself get lost in drinking constantly and I went in a downward spiral for a period of time, between the break up, her leaving and the overwhelming amount of hate mail. I finally decided to end my life because I felt alone in the world, and I attempted suicide and clearly was unsuccessful, thank God! I woke up from the failed attempt and realized that God was telling me that I am here for greater reasons then I realized and from that day forward I have never looked back. I will never forget, because it was a pivotal point in my life, but it has made me who I am today and I will never go back to where I was. Even though the break up on national television killed me, I am thankful it happened, because who knows where the hell I would be today.

Were there any drama/fights on the show that we did not saw on TV?
I am sure there are plenty of fights that didn't get shown on TV. You go live in close quarters with 10 strangers and be put under extreme circumstances and see how long it takes you to freak out. I know that the cameras didn't catch my huge freak out because I snuck up stairs. It was after the fidelity therapy and I grabbed a bottle and from the hall, through the open doors and threw it as hard as I could and it slammed into the furthest wall away and then I started open had hitting the door and flipped out, I had to be calmed down.

We were all downstairs eating lunch and Jennavecia was asleep upstairs so Tommy, Daniel, Angelo and myself decided that we were going to quietly pick Jennavica's bed with her on it and move her into the hall. We had the bed lifted up and were about to walk into the hall when she woke up, she freaked out we dropped the bed and took off running. She specifically pointed me out because I was her friend and it was drama for a second. Jacob carried himself like his shit didn't stink and that caused drama. Kevin loved to create conspiracies about what was really going on and that would get all of us other tools worked up and it caused a lot of drama in the house. There was so much drama along with the fun that I have lost count.

So, the show has been over for a year now. What have you been doing since?
In the year since the taping of the show, I have gone from rock bottom, to better than I have ever been in life. I have created my own production company and have multiple projects in the works. I did a lot of marketing and still do. I love to meet people and marketing is a great way to do it. I moved back east for almost a year and met amazing people out there, and have since returned home to California. I work in medicine as well as on my production company.

I plan on writing a couple books and have already started on my first one. I had one serious relationship after the show which just recently ended, and now I am just happy living the single life. Since the show I have been traveling, doing meet and greets with fans, hosting parties and working in my main passion in life medicine, and recently production. I plan on doing more tv in front of the camera, but currently am staying behind the scenes. I have also returned to training for MMA and I have done boxing for charity. I try to fill my schedule with charity events. I love to do things that help. Other then that, I have been just enjoying my beach life with my family and close friends.

Thanks for this interview Courtney! Do you want to give a shoutout to anyone?
Thank you so much for interviewing me! I would love to give a shoutout to my family and best friends, they have seen me through my lowest lows, my highest highs and every where inbetween. I would be nothing without them. To all of my fans I thank you for your continued support over the year and hopefully years to come! You all are a huge part of my inspiration for change and I love every time I get to meet a fan. It is because of my family, friends, fans and because of my haters that I have become the person I currently am, and I thank each and everyone! To my haters thank you for telling me everything you don't like about me because you have given me the strength that I have today. I do wish all of you (haters included) much happiness and success in life.

Twitter Question

@TheTannerShow How did Tool Academy changed your life?
Tanner you have become like a baby brother to me! It changed my life because it forced me to come out to all of my family and truly love me for who I am. I am now me to its fullest and I no longer have to lead a double life. It forced me to face things I had shoved in the closet and it helped me find inner strength I never knew was there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vh1access Interview: Somaya Reece Of Love and Hip Hop

Post Interview after the airing of Love and Hip Hop

How did you get on "Love and Hip hop" and do you regret doing it?
I was looking for a show but couldn't find one. It's hard to find a positive show. However. I went into a regular meeting with VH1. We discussed regular things like why am I in NY? What do I like to do on my time off?? etc etc And right away they offered me to be on due to my strong nature. I'm a strong woman and will not back down in the face of adversity or haters. I guess they liked that. They we're very friendly and welcoming in my meeting. I'm grateful Vh1 gave me a platform to launch my name off. I didn't know the show would be the way it was, so full of drama and dramatic situations. I don't ever meet people like that at all. I work with a lot of pretty professional people and cool girls. So this was a suprise to me, I enjoyed my meetings with Jim Jones in the studio and going in to do a hook for him which wasn't on the show. He was very professional, funny and helpful with advice about New York and my music. Everything else was.....

 In many reality shows the cast knew each other beforehand. Did you know Emily, Chrissy, Olivia?
No one knew each other except Emily I believe she knew a few of the girls. I met them for the first time when I was being judged in the bathroom.

 The First episode there was already drama with Chrissy confronting you. What was your reaction?
Exactly what you saw. All I could think of was "ohhhhhh she must be mad i'm working with Jim" or I thought maybe she thought I was trying to put the moves on him. Which as you can clearly see in the show I was never anything less than professional with Jim.

We gotta give you credit for your passion to get out there especially when Chrissy was an obstacle from getting that duet with Jim Jones. Do you still think its her fault?
Somaya Reece will NEVER back down. I am a fighter! I fight for my dreams no matter who tries to get in my way. Of course it was her fault. You didn't see the episodes? lol To be honest I didn't think it was her fault at first I thought it was because he said he had to finish his album. Then I saw the episodes and saw it was her. I'm not worried about it though. I had a list of people I wanted to with in the East and I got to work with everyone. He was on that list. He's the only one I didn't end up working with. Although I did go in and do a hook for him that was never used.

The photoshoot was going good until they told you to give an Vida Guerra Pose. What made you lash out?
I want people to know I am not a prude. lol There is nothing wrong with sexy photos at all. But I wasn't there to do a hardcore photoshoot. I was there to do a fashion forward shoot. I was already pretty pissed off. The stylist brought all the wrong outfits and the 1950's style hair person flaked. Because we were filming the show I couldn't cancel the shoot. We had to shoot it with a HORRIBLE look. So Iw as very un happy from the jump. I was just getting to know Maurice too so I was like ARE YOU CRAZY FOOL?? Another thing you didn't see is they had this bag full of used panties and asked me to pick one for my shoot. I was disgusted! So that was the backstory on me lashing out.

When you first Performed On stage and you saw Chrissy and Olivia. Did you think "Okay Fights are over" or did you know they came to check up on you?
I thought they were coming to make an effort to meet me. When I was saying my spoken word poem song and I looked at them directly they were not laughing all. They were smiling and seemed friendly. After the show they both came backstage to say they had a great time. So watching the episode that was a complete surprise to me. After speaking to Emily about that episode she told me she was never laughing at me at all. That they were there for a long time and she thinks they used a part from them earlier they edited to look that way. Who knows.

When Rich came lashing out at you during the finale, did you regret doing the Comments about olivia then?
That guys is a weirdo and abusive as you saw at the reunion as well. That is the reason I have my "Be You" and "Voices Against Violence" PSA campaign that directly speaks on men who are mentally, verbally and physically abusive towards women. I will not tolerate that! it's one thing to come "talk" with me then to come try to hurt me and think it's ok that they can get a way with that.

Overall How did you like your portrayal, and the show itself?
They never showed the positive things i'm doing. So hopefully if I am on a season 2 they will show the growth. Because as you can see I have so many real accomplishments happening now that is not on the show. And many happened while I was filming the show and they didn't show it. Olivias managers comments are delusional. My LionsGate & Pantelion film "Go For It" released a few days ago. It is in theatres across the US, my song is the soundtrack in the film and commercials on television. I play myself "Somaya Reece" in the film. The soundtrack and movie went #1 in the UK. The New York Times reviewed our film and we scored high. I have a custom high end shoeline, liquor brand, and accessory line launching over the next few months. My mixtape which is not the one on the show "Rebel With A Cause" drops in June and has amazing major artists featured on my songs. The song you see on the show with XO "Would You Still Love Me" has 2 television placements, commercial, 527,459 views on the video alone, 7 corporate endorsements, and is on the radio. My new single "Dale Mami" featuring Lumidee & DJ Spinking is also on the radio. The video previewed exclusively on XXL and got 200k views first day.

Who were your favorite cast members and worst?
All the ladies had some very real stories to share. I live for momma Jones! That's my girl!!!!

How are you with each castmember now?
Unless we are doing press together or the show, I don't speak to them except for Emily n Mashonda.

Describe each cast Member in One word:

 Emily B.: Kind
 Olivia: Petite
 Mashonda: Loyal
 Jim jones: Huslter
 Nancy jones: Fun
 Maurice: Tattoo (just kidding lol) Giving

Fan Twitter Questions:

 @goforitgant: Is Somaya still working with her manager?
Yes however. I have 2 new managers added to my team. They are no joke!! Maurice will be working behind the scenes now. You will meet the new team soon.

@dslade110: If you had olivia by herself would she still be all that hard

Sunday, April 3, 2011

VH1 Access Interviews: The Ultimate Catch Jasmine

VH1 Access readers I got the chance to catch up with Jasmine from the Ocho Cinco show. Ocho cinco Cried when he eliminated her. The show premiere back in the summer if 2010. Read what she has to say about it.

Q: Hey Jasmine, It’s been a Long time since we last interviewed. It’s been a year since we saw you on Ocho Cinco: The Ultimate Catch.
A: I know I can’t believe it’s been that long. It seems like yesterday to me still.

Q: Looking back a tear ago what do you miss about it?
A: I really miss all the good food and the free alcohol and the craziness LOL. I miss some of the girls too! Especially Lisa!!!

Q: Have you and Ocho spoken or did he abandon the cast?
A: Umm we use to keep in touch but I lost my phone so I don’t have his number anymore. But I’m pretty sure he ain't worried about me. I can’t speak for other because I don’t speak to any of them anymore. We all parted ways after filming. We say hi every now and then on twitter but that as far as it goes.

Q: What you have been doing since the show?
A: Well I just have been chilling LOL. Doing some bookings and trying this modeling thing out. But I can’t seem to step away from the food LOL...

Q: Did you regret going on the show?
A: Well that a question I have been battling with... I’m 50/50 on that ... pros are that I met a few cool people out of it and I make money parting and getting drunk loll and the cons are I can’t go back to my regular lifestyle.

Q: When Rubi won what did you think?
A: Didn’t think too much because well all knew she was going to win... LOL not to be rude but I really didn’t watch too much of the show after I left... I Mean I was the best thing smoking since Jim Carey

Q: Ocho and Evelyn Rumors were coming out as finale came to an end. What were you thoughts?
A: I was like Ohm Hell No Fuck that shit He got me F*cked up and he lucky I don’t no where he lives at or I would pay his ass a visit lmfao... Just playing but I was like it must be a big ass publicity stunt because I could of sworn last season on BBW when the girls were at some kind of mansion party (I think Chad’s) and they were talking a whole lot of mess and Chad made a statement and fired back on all of them I MEAN ALL OF THEM. But what do me no?? It was probably a rumor.

Q: Now that he is engaged do you think it will last?
A: Nope LOL but who's to say love is weird like that? Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are still together and we all thought that was not going to last HAHAH

Q: Are we going to see more of you in the future?
A: Of course you will. I’m working on something’s now. Just trying to see what would be a better fit for me at the moment.

Q: Fans on Twitter were furious when you were eliminated, I know I was. Did you think you could last with him?
A: I was a lil mad too LMFAO nobody like to lose especially on national TV. But I don’t think it would have worked because he's been seeing Evelyn I think since before the show...

Q: Thanks you for this update interview, and last word, shout outs?
A: No prob, my last words hmmmm... If you want to book me to host your next event I can be reached at and follow me on twitter @VH1Jasmine!!! OOOhh Yeah, I’m single and ready to mingle loll!

Friday, March 25, 2011

VH1 Access Interview: Basketball Wives' Tami Roman

Tami Roman

Hello Readers Its VH1iNFO Here With an Exclusive interview With Basketball Wives Newest Cast Member Tami Roman. Who was On The Real World In the 90's. Here she Dishes About the Season 2. and Little Details of Season 3 Coming this June.

Hi Tami Im so H=happy to finally interview you. I Listen to your interviews, and Radio Hosts pointed out that you were approached for season 1. Why didnt you, and what made the second season your time?

 My manager told me that VH1 contacted him about the show and I didn’t really want to do it at the time because I didn’t want to be associated with reality TV. I have spent almost 10 years trying to establish myself as an actor in the industry and felt it wasn’t the right move for me. However by the time season 2 came around, I had experienced so much hardship and trials (which I overcame) that I wanted to use the platform as a medium to reach people with the hopes that they would learn from my experiences.

For MTV fans- Your were initially on the real world. What are some differences on the Tami Back then, and the Tami Roman Now?

I’m a mother of 2 girls-I’ve been married-divorced-rich-poor-up, down and up again. I am a completely different person with how I approach life. I live a faith based life and have made God the ruler of my house. However, just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I’m a punk.

The Fans Absolutely Love you. The reactions were phenomonal. Did you think you get that reaction, maybe the one everyone would Gossip about?

 Never really thought about “reactions”. I simply wanted to come on the show and tell the truth about my story. I didn’t plan anything out or try to be something that I am not. I came as myself – some people like me and others don’t – but they have to respect the fact that I’ve been real since the first day on the show.

Honestly, I can say that you were my favorite this season. Your were Real, and brought alot to the table. You gave alot of advice. Do you consider being a Life coach sometime Like Tionna ( What Chilli Wants) Or Laura Baron ( Your Cut Off)?

Absolutely! I would love that – that is why I am writing my book. It’s an inspirational memoir to which I hope people will learn about my life’s journey and not just the 1hr they see on TV. I believe that my experiences and coming out on the other side of them – still standing – will serve as encouragement, inspiration and motivation for the reader. Several people have said that I should do a show to help people find the “real” inside of them- that would be fun. “Get Real w/Tami Roman” LOL, I like the sound of that.

We all felt bad about the Situation With your daughters, and Kenny Anderson. How are the relationships between them different since production?

If I do Season 3, you will find out

.Everyone Loves to have a good time, and Drink. And there were a few moments on the show where a different side of you came out. Whats Her name? (LOL)

I always joke and say that side is T-Ro LOL, but the truth of the matter is that there is no alter ego necessary. I’m me all the time – good, bad or indifferent. I’m progressing towards positive changes and thus going thru a learning phase. That’s a part of life.

As Evelyn and Suzie Beefed, you suddenly became involved. Suzie was also talking smack about you. At that point, were you like "Yes this girl is phony."

Regarding Suzie, I just felt that I wasn’t given the proper introduction LOL – she didn’t allow people to make their own assessment of me as a person. I understand that she was looking out for Royce, but she should have let things play out and then if she felt what she heard was true, she could have stepped in and “warned” Royce. The way that she did it, she caused Royce to put her guards up about me without merit.

The Ratings were sky high on the finale. This finale concluded with the biggest fight all of season 2. Even Evelyns Boobs were About to Play "Peek a Boob."What Was the actual reason behind it all?

 In all honesty, I liked Evelyn and thought we were cool. Not saying BFF’s or anything but she is fun to be around, keeps you laughing and is so full of spunk. I liked her energy and thought we were progressing towards a potential friendship. I really thought we were building. Finding out she slept with Kenny was a “non-motherfucking factor” as far as I was concerned, but what did matter was the fact that she didn’t tell me. I was under the assumption that we were close enough for her to have told me long before the big blow up. I also didn’t like the fact that she called me out of my name and disrespected me on so many levels…none of which revolved around her sleeping with Kenny. It was more about our relationship or lack thereof that hurt me the most.

After that the reunion clearly showed that use were still not cool. How are things with Evelyn now?

I honestly haven’t spoken to Evelyn. I heard rumors that she wasn’t coming back to the show and I reached out to her to find out. It would be weird for me without Evelyn-whether we get along or not, she is a staple for this show. That’s like All My Children without Erica Kane – she is an important piece of the puzzle that makes the show work. Just as we all are – we all bring something special but the beauty is it really only works if all the pieces are there…that’s just the truth of how I feel. Regarding us being cool or not – we were fine with our lives and our own friends before BBW and I’m sure if we never spoke again, we would still be fine.

Throughout the season you had few confrontations with Jennifer, and Evelyn. Which Fight was Your favorite?

Odd question – don’t really condone my behavior in either incident. It’s just something that happened the way it did – I don’t have a favorite – sorry.

There were reports from TMZ About you girls gettin paid $7,500 Per episode. Is this true?

I don’t know how much anybody is getting paid. Contracts are kept confidential.

Another report is that you have founs love. Will we know who it is anytime soon?

 Oh God I hope not. I’d like to keep that aspect of my life to myself. He is not camera hungry – more of a behind the scenes guy and he’d like to keep it that way – so do I.

We Want to know what you think of The Cast Now In One word.

Shaunie savvy

Evelyn shady

Jennifer meek

Royce spitfire

Gloria feisty

Tami..... B.I.T.C.H.

Ashley sweet

Eric Williams?.... no comment

Speaking of Eric Williams he was the most hated on the show. what is some advice you have for him on how to be a man to marry?

No comment – he has to take his experiences and apply them to the future. Each man has to complete his own journey.

Looking back on the show what are some things that you want everyone to be clear about?

I would have to say that I am not a one dimensional person. No person walking is one dimensional. Don’t believe that what you see on TV is the only aspect to me as an individual. There is more to me in my entirety. I’m not saying that what you saw was fabricated, because it wasn’t. That was me and those were my actions – good, bad or indifferent. I’m just saying that what you saw is not all I am.

Now that Season 3 was Picked up, and premiering in June. If you do return. What are some things you want to be different?

 I would have to say for my particular story – season 2 was about me “getting my groove back”, so to speak. Season 3 should be about what I plan to do with it LOL. I’d like for people to see the things I’m working on to show my growth and the growth of my daughters. I definitely don’t want to see so much confrontation, but with too many women, that may be inevitable. Still debating on what I can bring to Season 3 that will be of value – I always want people to continue learning from my experiences.

Will you be returning?

 Not sure

There are rumors that filming started. But it seems to me that everyones in different states. Not all filming in Miami. Any confirmation on this?

I know that I am still in NYC – not sure on the other ladies’ locations.

I heard your working on a pilot. What is that about?

The network will not allow me to speak on the pilot at this stage.

What are some Projects that your working on as to Keep yourself going in the industry and not just another Reality star who we wont hear about in 2 years?

 I am still actively auditioning when I can which keeps me sane LOL. This year, I booked a role on a USA pilot – I’m writing my book – I produced a short film called THE TOMBS - I am creating an inspirational jewelry line for designers YvoneChrista – I’ll be working as a guest DJ for WEDR 99 Jamz in Miami and I am developing a phenomenal website that I will give the details on later.

Well Tami Roman thank You so much for your time. I wish Best of luck. Thank you for supporting me as well. Any last words?

Yes, Les Moonves -Tyler Perry – Dick Wolf – Jerry Bruckheimer – Johnathan Littman – Nick Santora what’s the hold up? Give me a shot, you won’t regret it! Oh and Chris Abrego, how about Charm School “The Get Real Edition”? Let me whip the “realness” into these chicks. J

Also contacts for everyone to keep updated with you?

Twitter @tamiroman or via my website

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