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The rapper was cited for using illegal fireworks outside his Las Vegas Valley home.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the 55-year-old former Public Enemy hype man, best known for his affinity for giant time-keeping accessories and his 2006 VH1 reality dating show Flavor Of Love, was cited on Friday for using illegal fireworks outside his home in a gated community in Las Vegas Valley.
Watch: This Video of Fireworks Filmed With A Drone Might Be The Coolest Thing Ever
According to reports, Flav has a long history of loving fireworks, often shooting off thousands of dollars in colorful explosives every Fourth of July, which doesn't go over well with the local Homeowners Association, or the police - as the use of fireworks is expressly prohibited.
This year, law enforcement arrived while the rapper was attempting to shoot off dozens »
Well, we’re getting into the weird part. Considering that 2006 and 2007 were mere blinks ago, the idea of revisiting these years via VH1′s rose-colored nostalgia goggles is certainly an unsettling one.
But oh, has I Love the 2000s officially gone off the rails since its promising beginning. None of the topics discussed in Friday’s two-parter seemed even remotely worth visiting—is anybody clamoring to discuss Flavor And Rock of Love? In fact, the mere presence of “bacon” and “putting Mentos in Diet Coke” as nostalgic references should signify that they’re really digging deep here to try and »
- Marc Snetiker
In today's Reality Rumble face-off, VH1's Flavor of Love lost to The Bachelor. Sorry, Flav! But before there was Flavor of Love, there was Strange Love, and before Strange Love, there was The Surreal Life. What started out in 2003 as a washed-up celeb version of The Real World wound up being the cornerstone of VH1's reality lineup — and not the "celebreality" shows like Breaking Bonaduce or Hogan Knows Best. Instead, Surreal spawned a whole family of its own. Rock of Love, I Love New York, even the currently running Couples Therapy: These all come from Surreal. Click on the picture to the left to see the show's insane lineage. »
- Margaret Lyons,Linsey Fields
Excitable clock-wearing Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav may have been the marquee name on VH1’s hugely popular “Celebreality” series Flavor of Love. But it’s doubtful the bonkers Bachelor parody of a reality show would have taken off without the diverse assortment of batshit-crazy women, going by such nicknames as Nibblz, Toasteee, Bootz, and Deelishis, who vied for the rapper’s affections each week. As a parting gift to readers disappointed that the 2006–08 ratings juggernaut got knocked out of the Reality Rumble bracket in the first round, Vulture spoke with Flavor of Love co-creator Mark Cronin and casting associate Douglas Howington to get behind-the-scenes intel on how the show’s many memorable and memorably named cast members found their way into our living rooms.When you were casting for the first season, and there was no show on the air yet, how did you pitch the show to potential contestants? »
- Rose Maura Lorre
Vulture is holding the ultimate Reality Rumble to determine the greatest season of the greatest reality-tv shows, from The Real World on. Each day, a different writer will be charged with determining the winner of a round of the bracket, until Vulture's Margaret Lyons judges the finals on March 25. As round 1 continues, Lisa Gabriele pits The Bachelor's 13th season, featuring the whoops-changed-my-mind Jason Mesnick, against the gloriously filthy, loogie-filled first season of Flavor of Love. Re-watching reality shows that you heartily devoured in their original run is a little like popping old gum back into your mouth. Usually no amount of muscular chewing of the desiccated confection will release anything fresh or new, its original pleasures long diluted. Not so with season one of Flavor of Love and season 13 of The Bachelor. These shows are still so surprisingly yummy, I did not mind their powerfully funky aftertaste, or the »
- Lisa Gabriele
Christian Sarabia has been upped to president of Endemol North America’s 51 Minds production imprint.
As part of the shuffle, 51 Minds co-co-founder and managing director Mark Cronin is exiting the company to launch a new venture dubbed Little Wooden Boat Prods. He’ll continue to serve as exec producer on select 51 Minds productions, including Bravo’s “Below Deck” and Syfy’s “Heroes of CosPlay.”
Sarabia (pictured) has worked his way up the ranks at 51 Minds, starting out on VH1′s “The Surreal Life” and “Flavor of Love.” More recently, he’s served as the showrunner of VH1′s “Marrying the Game” and “Ti & Tiny: The Family Hustle.”
“Mark is »
- Cynthia Littleton
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