It’s safe to say Renee Graziano has been through hell and back this season on Mob Wives. From a botched plastic surgery that left her hospitalized, to her ex-husband betraying her, her family, and their friends by cooperating with the FBI, she’s done a lot of living, and a lot of soul-searching lately. And yet despite her public bouts with depression and topics that would make a weaker woman retreat, she’s attacking life head on these days. I talked to her about all her family drama, but what’s surprising is all the good that’s come out of the bad. Her relationship with her dad is better than ever, her family is solid, and she has a fan base that has shown nothing but love. When I asked if she’s ever faced any nasty rumors in the press, her response said it all: “With the s— I go through, why make anything up?”
Is it a relief that the season is finally over?
Is it a relief that the season is over? YES. This season was extremely hard. I actually watched it as an outsider and I was pretty much saying “Call 911! This b—h is crazy!” I watched it very objectively and it was very depressing. So I didn’t watch a lot of it.
How are you able to take yourself out of it?
I put myself in that mindset when I saw myself break down. I watched a girl break down. It didn’t seem like that was me. It was easier for me this year to watch it objectively and I wasn’t as angry with everyone as I normally get. Read more…
La La andMelo‘s careers are so busy that they continue to pass each other like ships in the wind, and La La really misses her husband. “This kind of stuff is fine for a minute but it’s obvious that at this point, we can’t keep this up,” she says. Read more…
The men of Mob Wives play a very important role on the show. They’re the fathers, the husbands, the sons of the women we love, and even though they’re just supporting characters on the show, their presence is felt in every episode. On part two of the Mob Wives reunion, which will air next Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT (please note that special time, an hour earlier than usual), the show will dig a little deeper into some of the relationships we’ve seen on the show, like Carla and Joe, Karen and David, and Big Ang and her son AJ. But in the meantime, we’ve pulled our favorite moments from this season together in a playlist so you can watch them all again to refresh your memory. We’ll always have a soft spot for Carla and Joe, so take a look at Joe’s emotional, amazing homecoming in the clip above.
Karen Gravano has said on a few occasions that she’s the nicest castmember on Mob Wives, and when you hang out in person, she’s not lying. Gravano is a funny and sweet woman as long as you’re not threatening her or the people she loves. (I mean, aren’t we all?)
At the reunion this season, I spoke to her just before she took to the stage to see if she was at peace with the way this season played out and what her relationship with the rest of the cast was like now that peace has been achieved…for the most part. She told me that as far as Drita is concerned, “we called a truce, [but] we’ll never be friends,” and just hopes that no one talks out their face (to use a Mob Wives term). Because if you talk smack about her family, she won’t take that lying down.
Do you feel any different today as you’re preparing for this reunion, compared to last season at this time?
I feel good!
I feel like it’s less dramatic this year now that you’ve worked some issues out.
I don’t even think it’s dramatic because some people are just acting, you know what I mean. I’m very calm, cool, and collected, and I’m done with acting. Read more…
Prior to T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, T.I. had never opened up his home or family life to the public. “I just think it was time for people to see who I was as a man,” he tells The Breakfast Club, when they asked him why he chose to open himself up to the cameras. He didn’t want to be defined by “small moments” in his life (we assume he means the illegal small moments), which he calls “isolated incidents,” which is why he and wife Tiny chose to show off their family and their parenting skills.
T.I. also talked about how he wants out of the music industry eventually, saying “Where the game is going to, and what it has evolved into from a personality standpoint, it goes against what I represent. What I embody, this game contradicts that.” Putting it more simply, Charlamagne says “T.I. is real, and the game is fake.” That doesn’t mean he’s planning to withdraw from public life since he has his TV show, an acting career, and clothing line, but “me as an artist, I make attempts to evolve.” And it sounds like he’s evolving away from music. Watch the clip above for more. Read more…
“Season one was all about trying to find love…season two is more about finding herself,” is how LisaRaye McCoy describes Keisha Greene, the character she portrays on Single Ladies. In this profile, LisaRaye reveals what Keisha is up to in season two and where her relationship with Malcolm stands, but she also answers the question everyone seems to ask her, which is “Are there similarities between Keisha and the real LisaRaye?” She admits to bringing certain sassy qualities to Keisha, and says “Can I relate to Keisha? Absolutely. Am I Keisha? Mayyybe. Sometimes.” It’s the devilish look she gives while answering that makes you realize she’s telling the truth.
Single Ladies premieres on Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read more…
On tonight’s first installment of the Mob Wives reunion, there were so many revelations and complete surprises, we’re still reeling. This five-month-long season has been epic, and occasionally it can feel like some of the fights and arguments go in circles, but this reunion was not just a re-hashing of events we’re seen ten times already, there were new arguments, buried secrets that were dug up, and absolutely heartbreaking personal issues that we never had any idea existed. So what made the cut for our biggest shocks from part one? Check our list below.
When Joy probed Renee about her feelings toward Junior, Renee said simply “I probably wouldn’t have anything to say to him. He’s selfish, self-centered, evil, no good.” It would make sense to think that she was just upset about his cooperation with the government, but her pain was much more personal. She admitted that she was pregnant and suffered a miscarriage as a result of all the stress that resulted. “Because of all this I miscarried, that’s actually why I ended up in the hospital,” she tearfully admitted. As if your heart couldn’t break for this woman even more, boom, it just did. “I definitely could not have carried a child, I was not in the right frame of mind.” Read more…
We’ve been to a few reality show reunions now, and we know at this point that a lot of fashion decisions are made at the last minute. Often the casts of our shows bring a few outfit changes, a steamer trunk full of shoes, and a stylist to help them get dressed, and the Mob Wives were no different at the taping of this latest reunion.
When I asked all the ladies ahead of time what they planned to wear, Carla and Renee were the only ones who had a definitive answer (Carla was in Bebe, Renee was wearing a dress custom-designed for her by local label Carla’s Closet in she wore her own brand new shoe line called Mob Candy, available at the Brooklyn store Je T’aime). Despite the last minute choices the rest had to make, we think they all pulled it together and looked amazing on the show. Take a look at some close ups of the ladies’ outfits, shoes, and supermodel poses in our Mob Wives fashion gallery below.
Part two of the Mob Wives reunion will air on Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Single Ladies may have changed changed ever so slightly now that we all know that Val, played by Stacey Dash, isn’t returning to the show. But the one thing that will never change on this show is the sweet, sweet lovemaking. The hookups (and breakups) and quests for love are the backbone of the series, and this supertrailer will show you what’s in store for the season. So even though Val won’t be back, Keisha, April, Omar, and Malcolm will be, not to mention the brand new addition of Raquel, who might be a newbie, but she’s heating things up just fine on her own.
If I haven’t convinced you to watch this yet, allow me to throw out a couple more keywords that will convince you: strippers, puppies, engagement rings, shirtless DB Woodside. You should be convinced now.
Single Ladies premieres Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read more…