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March Madness Begins on VH1 with Three New Series Monday, March 14
"Wedding Wars," "Beverly Hills Fabulous" and "Love & Hip Hop" Premiere Monday, March 14 Starting at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1
Catch Sneak Peeks and Exclusive Clips on VH1.com
NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- March madness kicks off on VH1 with three new series premiering Monday, March 14 beginning at 9 PM ET/PT. Watch as 12 newly engaged couples battle for the wedding of their dreams through intense competitions on "Wedding Wars," followed by an up-close and personal look at the swanky Elgin Charles Salon, the only African-American beauty salon in Beverly Hills, on "Beverly Hills Fabulous." End your night getting to know the ladies of "Love & Hip Hop," a series that gives an exclusive look into the relationship drama facing a group of women behind some of the biggest names in hip hop. "Wedding Wars," "Beverly Hills Fabulous" and "Love & Hip Hop" give viewers a never-before-seen look into the world of competition, celebrity life and love.
"Wedding Wars" Premieres Monday, March 14 at 9PM ET/PT
Some people want their wedding to be so perfect they're willing to fight for it. Literally. On VH1's new series "Wedding Wars" hosted by Michelle Merkin, 12 engaged couples will battle each other for the destination wedding of a lifetime. "Wedding Wars" is a competition-elimination show where each week teams of soon-to-be brides and grooms will fight tooth and nail for a shot at their dream wedding and incredible prizes. BUT these couples are in for a huge shock when they learn they won't be competing at a five star resort or getting any special treatment. Instead, the couples are being exiled to a remote island with little food or water and will be voted off the island by the competing couples. To win the wedding of their dreams, the couples must brave the elements and survive in the wilderness as they compete in demanding challenges that offer extravagant wedding prizes.
Beginning Monday, March 14 at 9 PM* each couple will find out if they can stick together through better or worse to win a destination wedding they will be talking about for the rest of their lives.
VH1's "Wedding Wars" is executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano for 495 Productions. Executive producers for VH1 are Jeff Olde, Shelly Tatro, Kari McFarland and Bernie Kaminski.
"Beverly Hills Fabulous" Premieres Monday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/PT
Get ready for your blowout! VH1 has an appointment at the exclusively swanky and ritzy Elgin Charles Salon, which is the only African-American beauty salon located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Featured in VH1's newest series, "Beverly Hills Fabulous," The Elgin Charles Salon, owned and managed by the one and only Elgin Charles, is a magnet for a who's who of high profile clientele. The self-proclaimed "Emperor of Hair" will stop at nothing to globalize his hair empire and secure " Elgin Charles " as a household name by perfecting his formulas for his renowned hair care products and expanding his line to reach the masses. The series features Elgin who has his hands full with his salon, his three highly skilled, but high-maintenance stylists and his ex-wife, comedic actress Jackee Harry .
Premiering on Monday, March 14 at 10 PM* viewers will get to see the only thing crazier than the demanding clients are the stylists themselves. Meet Elgin's over-the-top styling team, Sean Cameron , an outspoken bleached blonde; the boisterous and outspoken Lolita "Lo" Goods; and country-girl-in-the-big-city Katrina Atkinson , who are all just as ambitious as Elgin and add to the madness at the Elgin Charles Salon. In addition, the series is directed by the multifaceted music video and film director Bryan Barber, best known for his award-winning work with hip hop super group OutKast, among others, and his directorial film debut "Idlewild." VH1's "Beverly Hills Fabulous" will be sure to righteously entertain as the cameras go behind the scenes of the African-American beauty shop following Elgin's quest to create his hair empire, hitting the Beverly Hills boutiques and restaurants with his crew, all while living as glamorously as their clients.
VH1's "Beverly Hills Fabulous" is executive produced by Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey for Bischoff Hervey Entertainment. Alex Avant also executive produces and Noah Pollack, Jill Holmes and Jeff Oldeoversee the series for VH1.
"Love & Hip Hop" Premieres Monday, March 14 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
When people think of the hip hop life, they think of the men who shape the music and the blinged-out lifestyle that comes with success. But it's not always so glamorous for the ladies involved, the wives, girlfriends and artists, because in this world, the men still call almost every shot. VH1's new, 8-part docu-series "Love & Hip Hop" follows five dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it's through the men they love or their struggle to be heard as artists.
Chrissy Lampkin has been quietly advising and standing behind her man, hip hop star Jim Jones, for 8 years. Now she's looking for a little more glory and a lot more commitment. Emily Bustamante has a beautiful baby boy with the rapper Fabolous; but she wants more - a ring and a more public role in his world. And that might be more than he's willing to give. Olivia Longott, the former first lady of G-Unit is done living in the shadows and determined to make it on her own as a solo artist. Latina internet sensation, Somaya 'Boss' Reece has a fierce determination to launch her rap career and become known for more than just her sexy curves. And Mashonda Tifrere , ex-wife of producer Swizz Beatz, who is putting her life back together after her dreams were shattered by a devastating and very public divorce. Will these women have what it takes to survive the chaos of the hip hop game and realize their dreams? "Love & Hip Hop" provides a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look into the female side of the New York hip hop life as these five women try to claim their place in it. Watch it unfold when "Love & Hip Hop" premieres Monday, March 14 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment, Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for NFGTV and Kenny Hull for Interloc Films. Jim Ackerman, Christian McLaughlin and Jeff Olde are executive producers for VH1.
Viewers can catch sneak peeks of the premiere episodes for each series on VH1.com the week before they premiere on air. Subsequent episodes will be available on VH1.com after they air. Additional video content from each series including bonus scenes and exclusive extras from each episode will be available on VH1.com and on VH1 Mobile throughout the season.
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