Posts on Jul 2016

OMGossip Weekly Recap

This week on OMGOSS!P we were joined by the hilarious and beautiful Nicole Arbour. Between Nicole’s fans, and Sky from Black Ink Crew’s fans, our call lines were blowing up!

We dove into the secrets behind Rob Kardashian’s sudden deletion of his Instagram, we dished on Demi Lovato’s new romance with Odell Beckham Jr and got a sneak peek into a plastic surgeon’s office, where a certain someone was waiting for a procedure!

Catch the highlights in our recap below, and visit to watch the full episode. 

OMGoss!p Live @9PM EDT every Wednesday

Big Things are Happening (as things get smaller)

I should go on business trips more often!   While I was attending the recent SEAT conference (see other blog), the ace tech team at The VCC was busy making things smaller (and we know that good things come in small packages).  

A few weeks ago I told you that we were successful in reducing almost a full rack of equipment from our systems by converting to digital audio.   I’m thrilled to report that while I was away, the team was hard at work with virtualization.  We have now enabled our software to run on our hypervisor, or virtual environment, which is just 1 rack unit (1.75″) high – also reducing almost a full rack.   We still have significant testing to do, but this is extremely valuable in that it reduces the second largest portion (after audio) of our systems.  We are now 2/3 of our way towards our targets in minimum system size, and expect that our customers will appreciate both the rack-savings as well as the flexibility which comes with this approach.

Thanks guys – keep the hits coming!


OMGossip Sneak Peak 7.25

This weekend in Gossip news:

Jamie Foxx & Katie Holms- is there “non-relationship” officially over?

Katt Williams is back in the news again for charges of battery against a woman. 

Teen mom Farrah Abraham debuts a new… butt?

Calvin Harris and Kim Kardashian are spotted together in Vegas for J-lo’s birthday bash. Be on the lookout, Taylor. 

Lil Wayne goes into a rant at High Times concert and swears he will never be back. He then leaves after performing just three songs. What gives, Weezy? Tell us why you’re mad!

In Pokemon news, two Canadian teens accidentally crossed the the U.S. border while playing Pokemon go! The teens did not realize they crossed the border illegal until they were found by border patrol agents. 

SEAT (Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology) Show Recap

You may have seen a recent announcement from The VCC that we’ve formed a strategic alliance with SEAT – sponsoring the recent show, and SEAT will use VCC technology to produce a weekly show for it’s members. Well, Jerry and I just got back from our first ever visit to the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT) conference in Las Vegas.   What an event!

 For those not familiar with the conference, it hosts technology and marketing professionals from sports teams and venues from across the US and around the globe.  The show was a venerable “who’s who” of the sports industry.  We met senior tech leaders from professional sports teams, universities and minor league clubs.  We also met folks that run stadiums and venues, some from as far away as Doha or New Zealand (and I thought that my flight was arduous!)

 It’s a very different type of conference for us. There were vendor booths like any other show, but it’s more about networking than foot traffic.  The focus of the show was on building relationships and creating connections.  SEAT was a spectacular opportunity with frequent networking sessions to help expand who we knew in the industry.

The non-television side of the sports business is new for us, but we were very excited that the discussions we had revealed some interesting places where VCC Technology may be extremely useful. Here are just some of the interesting things we discussed:

  • Creation of web programming to support team’s sales and marketing efforts – lower cost live content enabling both fans and experts to join in conversation about the teams.
  • Premium Tier:  We discovered that several Teams offer premium dinners or meetings with star athletes or managers to entice their high-roller customers.   This premium can now be added more frequently, or enabled for mid-level tiers by connecting fans with a weekly or monthly chat, enabling fans to have an exclusive discussion with their heroes.
  • Press conferences:  Frequently, teams holding press conferences, tours or large meetings and need to bring athletes, trainers and participants into the conversation while they are on the road.  The VCC Technology assists by permitting multiple attendees using whatever app they have, keeping editorial control of the session and without that nasty audio echo that goes with many conference systems.
  • Access to experts and statisticians for fantasy players in premium programs just for them.
  • League and business meetings streamed live to large audience with restricted access or filtered Q/A sessions

We are very pleased that SEAT recognized the opportunity that the VCC has to offer its members and look forward to further developing these new relationships.

Weekend Gossip Teaser

This Weekend in Gossip News:

Lil Wayne goes into a rant at High Times concert and swears he will never be back. He then leaves after performing just three songs. What gives, Weezy? Tell us why you’re mad!

Jamie Foxx & Katie Holmes- is their “non-relationship” officially over?

Katt Williams is back in the news again for charges of battery against a woman. 

Teen mom Farrah Abraham debuts a new… butt?

Calvin Harris and Kim Kardashian are spotted together in Vegas for J-lo’s birthday bash. Be on the lookout, Taylor. 


As always, tune in to @ 9PM EDT to find out which of these stories make the cut and which are knocked aside by more breaking gossip. Follow @OMGossipTCA to stay in the gossip-loop between shows and to vote! Which stories should we cover this week?

To be on the show, pre-book yourself here OR Skype TalkCenterAmerica or FaceTime when we are live to join in the conversation!

OMGoss!p Live @ 9PM Wednesday 7.27.2016

OMGoss!p Weekly Recap 7.20.16

Last night on OMGoss!p, the people send Taylor Swift to trial for lying to the public and putting Kim and Kanye on blast.

Can she recover from this seemingly fatal blow to her image?

Is she being wrongfully accused?

Are Kim and Kanye really the ones at fault?

Find out what the people think in the video recap below. To watch the full episode, check out

Weekend Gossip Teaser

This weekend in gossip news, we learned that:

  • Kim K posts a video of Taylor “Ok”ing Kanye’s “Famous” lyric. Taylor fires back stating that she never okayed the “I made that bitch famous” line. 
    • Hey Kim & Kanye— are you aware that wiretapping without both parties’ consent is illegal in the state of California?? Whoops.
  • Bieber gets all philosophical at a concert and puts a fan on blast for throwing a hat on stage 
  • Lewis Hamilton spotted leaving Rita Ora’s house early Sunday morning– are the two an item?
  • Demi Lovato is reportedly hooking up with MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos. Poor Wilmer. 
  • Tom Hiddleston confirms that he and Taylor Swift are in fact dating, and that it is not just a publicity stunt. 
  • 72-year-old Mick Jagger is expecting his 8th child with his 29-year-old girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick– really, Mick?

And So. Much. More. 

Tune into OMGoss!p this Wednesday @ 9PM EDT to find out which of these stories make the cut and which are knocked aside by more breaking gossip. Follow @OMGossipTCA for more celebrity updates and to vote! Which stories should we cover this week?

To be on the show, pre-book yourself  here OR Skype TalkCenterAmerica or FaceTime when we are live to join in the conversation!

Are you keeping a secret, Tom Hiddleston?

Weekly Recap: 7.13.2016

Weekly Recap: OMGossip

Last night on OMGossip, host Jeremy Hassell was joined by DJ Kiss, Brooklyn Jones from Flex & Shanice, Kaylen Zahara from MTV’s Are You the One, Chrissy Monroe from Love & Hip Hop & Jeremy’s regular gossip crew to discuss the most trending topics in celebrity drama.

Taylor Swift stole the show (gasp!) with the breaking news about her alleged role as a ghost-writer for Calvin Harris’ “This is what you came for” featuring Rhianna. She was brought to trial in Celebrity Justice: The People vs. Taylor Swift and was convicted by an almost unanimous vote. Felicia, #bye. 

Jennifer Aniston made more than a blip on the gossip radar this week, when she attacked the press for the pregnancy allegations. Jennifer stood her ground and the people are proud! #teamjen

In the most tragic news of the night, Rich Homie Quan is on the national burner for forgetting the words to Biggie’s “Get Money”. The world is mad at Rich, but is the anger completely warranted? Can the man get an ally? Anybody? No?


Tune in next week @ 9PM EDT to find out who bumps Rich Homie Quan out of the dog house, an which celebrities get placed in “jail” on Celebrity Justice, with the ruthless, the merciless, Judge Jeremy!



OMGossip Sneak peak 7.11

With all of the happenings in Hollywood this weekend, the next installment of OMGossip can’t come soon enough!

Some headlines you may have caught over the weekend:

Did Khloe really kick Lamar out of her rental house after finding a crack pipe on the premises? 

Blac Chyna debuts her baby bump!

Tom Hiddleston dodges Taylor-Swift relationship questions—are they on the rocks already? 

Did Miley really get a tattoo for Liam Hemsworth?

Will any of these topics make the cut on Wednesday night’s OMGossip? Or will a new story break and make them old news by then?


Tune in Wednesday night at @ 9PM Eastern to find out. Skype in to TalkCenterAmerica to have a say. 

Weekly Recap 7.6.16

Last night on TalkCenterAmerica’s weekly programming powered by the VCC, music fans got their weekly dose of connection, while gossip fans got their weekly dose of, well, gossip.

Musician Ty Law wowed fans with an intimate Q&A session on FanJamTV. From how does music help you cope with everyday life to what was going through your head when you produced Insomniac, the callers asked it all. Halfway through the episode, Ty Law gave an exclusive performance to FanJamTV callers and viewers. 

Judge Jeremy made his second appearance on OMGossip last night in Celebrity Justice: the People vs. Kylie & Tyga. The defense battled the opposition and the jury voted. Ultimately, the pair was found not guilty for reclaiming their love affair. 

To watch the full episode of FanJamTv, visit

To watch the full episode of OMGossip, visit