VH1 Brings You Brand New Tales Of Gossip, Love & Hip Hop

           VH1 Brings You Brand New Tales Of Gossip, Love & Hip Hop

New Series Premiere "The Gossip Game" + The Return of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

"The Gossip Game" Premieres Monday, April 1st 9:00 PM ET/PT + "Love & Hip Hop:
Atlanta" Premieres Monday, April 22nd 8:00 PM ET/PT

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 1, 2013

NEW YORK, April1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --April marks the premiere of the much
anticipated, brand new series "The Gossip Game" and the return of the
break-out hit "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta."

"The Gossip Game," Monday, April 1^st at 9:00 PM ET/PT, draws viewers into the
lives of seven media personalities covering the fast-paced, competitive urban
entertainment beat in New York City. Every day, these ambitious women navigate
the ever-shifting landscape of the media industry, where they strive to
preserve their place in the 'pecking order' while chasing the latest exclusive
scoop. These rivals, who often find themselves at the epicenter of celebrity
controversy, forge an uneasy alliance of friendly foes as they compete to hit
their professional marks by being the first to break the latest news and
divulge the intimate details of the enviable lives of hip hop's movers and
shakers.

The cast members of "The Gossip Game" are: Angela Yee, co-host of the top
rated "Breakfast Club" show on Power 105.1;K. Foxx,co-hostof "The Cipha
Sounds & Rosenberg Show with K. Foxx" on Hot 97 FM;Kim Osorio,
Editor-In-Chief of The Source magazine;Sharon Carpenter, reporter on Russell
Simmons' Global Grind website;Jas Fly,freelance writer, whose pop culture
column appears on Vibe.com twice a week;Ms. Drama,an outspoken media
personality and host of the entertainment news and gossip blog, MsDramaTV,
andNYC Gossip Girl (Vivian Billings), whose HipHopGossipSite.com blog
provides a taste of what the streets are saying along with exclusive dish on
hip hop celebrities.

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" returns Monday, April 22^nd at 8:00 PM ET/PT for a
second season along with returning players from season one, Joseline, Stevie
J., Mimi, Lil Scrappy, Erica, K.Michelle, Rasheeda, Kirk, Karlie Redd, Momma
Dee, Ariane, Benzino and Shay. New to the Dirty South mix are DJ and radio
personality Traci Steele and DJ BabyDrew, Traci's ex and father of their son
Little Drew.

Stevie J., once a mega-successful producer in the hip hop community, was on
top of the world, having made millions. But mismanagement of funds and
misplaced trust brought him to the brink of losing everything. This season,
Stevie reclaims his groove and is grooming his protege and lover Joseline
Hernandez to become a superstar. While Stevie is poised for a career comeback,
friction between his romance with Joseline and his unresolved issues with Mimi
Faust, his longtime girlfriend and mother to his child create a precarious
situation and threaten his success.

Dirty South rapper Lil Scrappy proposed to Erica Dixon in the Season One
Reunion Episode, and is now trying to settle into being a straight up family
man. However, troubles loom on all fronts as Momma Dee will stop at nothing
to silence future wedding bells.

K.Michelle is a talented songbird whose volatile history has made her infamous
on gossip sites. Not one to bite her tongue or go down without a fight, her
antics left her without a recording deal for a few years. Now, K. Michelle
has risen from the ashes like a phoenix, and is embarking on a five album
venture with Warner/Atlantic. With a big-time label once again behind her,
will K. Michelle be able to both speak her truth and keep the peace?

Rasheeda, a hometown favorite, is an Atlanta rapper who's been in the game for
fifteen years. The certified "Georgia Peach" is managed by her husband, Kirk
Frost, and the two are enjoying career success. After renewing their vows at
the end of season one, Rasheeda and Kirk epitomized a loving partnership. But
marriage is hard work. Will the couple be able to juggle all the challenges
coming their way both personally and professionally?

Former flames Benzino and Karlie Redd still find themselves entangled as it
seems that a crack in the Stevie J/Benz"bromance" are all down to Karlie.

Shay's relationship with Scrappy ended in a dramatic fashion. She was forced
to witness the ultimate betrayal ... a proposal at the reunion. Will Momma
Dee intervene to bring Scrappy and Shay together again?

In addition to these familiar faces, season two sees the addition of
self-proclaimed power EX-couple,Traci Steele and BabyDrew, who both hold high
profile gigs as DJs. Traci rocks prime-time on Atlanta's hottest hip-hop
station, and BabyDrew tours the world with Chris Brown. Together they
co-parent their son, Little Drew. Never married, these two can't live without
each other - yet rarely do they see eye to eye. When they decide to pool
their savings and open a designer sneaker boutique, the tension mounts. Is
the promise of reward greater than the risks involved?

"The Gossip Game" is executive produced by Brian Flanagan, Matthew Ostrom,
Laura Palumbo Johnson and Sean Lee for Magilla Entertainment, with Tom Ciaccio
serving as co-executive producer. Also executive producing are Tone Boots and
Jay Griffin for District Media and Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment.
Executive Producers for VH1 are Brad Abramson, Warren Cohen, Shelly Tatro and
Jeff Olde. Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1. 

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami
Entertainment and Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for NFGTV. Shelly Tatro,
Brad Abramson, Danielle Gelfand and Jeff Olde are executive producers for VH1.
Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1. 

Michelle Clark-McCrary Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com

Michael Cilnis Michael.Cilnis@viacom.com310-752-8019

SOURCE VH1

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