Even though there were plenty of heated moments on the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion special, you might not know it if you were lingering on stage between breaks. The ladies all maintained their general sense of composure and seemed to have fun with each other on the set, but the social divides were clear. While Bambi, Malaysia, andDraya all gravitated toward one another for chats and gossip, Gloria,Laura, and Brooke formed their own little clique. (Jackie wasn’t totally ignored, but she seemed to prefer the company of her outside friends who joined her on stage during the breaks.)
In our behind the scenes photo gallery, we snapped shots from the dressing rooms (including a close-up of Jackie’s tattoo) and some cute moments the girls shared on stage, like Malaysia snuggling up to Bambi on her lap, and Bambi’s footwear change in and out of her high tops when the cameras were off. Check it all out in the pictures below.
On tonight’s Basketball Wives L.A. reunion, there were a LOT of moments. Everyone got things off their chest. Jackie apologized for her behavior last season. Gloria kept reiterating that she’s the one responsible for the show existing. There was a rap battle and a big, friendship-mending (maybe?) apology. But there were still a ton of opinions and jabs thrown around on that stage and we pulled some of our favorite lines for this little reunion quotes recap. Read it and tell us in the comments what you’re favorite moment or line from the show was! Let’s start at the beginning with Jackie.
This year things were different. At least to start. Jackie explained that she takes full responsibility for meddling in other people’s business last season. “It hurt me in my heart that I was treated that way, but at the same time I knew why, and I wanted to make amends. I had no right to even speak [last season], whether it was true, not true, it wasn’t my place.” Read more…
The one thing that’s pretty awesome about getting to go backstage at the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion is seeing all the work that goes in to making the cast look gorgeous. They spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup, some receive last-minute mani-pedis, often they have at least two outfits to choose between before making a game-time decision of what to put on, and their lips and flyaway strands get touched up at every commercial break. Yes, it’s a lot of effort, but also, the results are spectacular. We are never underwhelmed when we see the final product as the ladies take the stage, and this year it was all about nails, shoes, and reverse cleavage. Take a peek at our gallery of glamour shots below and then take our poll to determine which lovely lady was the biggest fashion winner of the evening.
Season two of Basketball Wives L.A.: It was epic, it was vengeful, it was three months of friends, enemies, and frenemies. While some people saw this as Jackie‘s chance to redeem herself, others turned on Laura for her seemingly conniving, fake behavior. So now that it’s coming to a close and you’ve seen a new side to these ladies (and become acquainted with newcomers Brooke and Bambi who definitely held their own this season), we simply want to know — who do you love the most? Which of these ladies is the one you want to sit down for a cocktail with, flash a crowd in New Orleans with, or just have a nice, mellow night in with?
Tiffney is so angry with Game right now, that she’s debating their future (and whether they have one). On tonight’s episode of Marrying The Game, she’s so fed up with her fiance that she’s ready to call their wedding off. “Stop f—ing with me! How many times have we been here?” she rhetorically asks her girlfriends, who tell her that if things are this tense now, just wait till she’s actually married. All these doubts are adding up and she’s having second thoughts — watch the sneak peek to see her come to a heartbreaking conclusion. Read more…
This Sunday, December 16 at 8 p.m., VH1 will be airing a very special episode of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta, called Dirty Little Secrets. (Because a two-part reunion is just not enough post-season action for a cast this crazy, you know?)
To gear up for the special, we created a Love And Hip Hop mobile quiz to get you ready and test your knowledge of the show. We have a taste for you below, so feel free to answer the trivia provided, but to take the entire test, click here or text ATLANTA to 22422 to have the full quiz sent to your mobile device. (Standard messaging rates apply.)
If you want to confide your deepest secrets to someone, let me volunteer myself, because I have had to contain some very important information for about a week now, and I’m finally able to reveal it. It’s been hard not to shout this from the rooftops, but on Wednesday, December 12th at 6 p.m., three very special ladies will be joining me and VH1′s Kate Spencer for a live reality TV roundtable discussion that you can view over here at bigandbestof2012.com. Mob Wives‘ Renee Graziano, Basketball Wives L.A.‘s Jackie Christie, and Love And Hip Hop star Yandy Smith will all be chatting with us about the craziest moments of the year, what it’s like being a woman on a reality show, and why they keep coming back for more. It’s going to be a pretty amazing, candid discussion, so if you’re a fan of VH1, strong women, or behind-the-scenes commentary on some of the biggest reality shows around, we hope you’ll tune in. For more information about this reality TV panel and the Big And Best Of 2012, get details after the jump! Read more…
Tonight is the night that part one of the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion special airs (at 9 p.m. ET/PT!) and while we will have TONS of photo and interview coverage on the blog over the next week after the show airs, we wanted to bring you a special sneak peek in advance. In the clip above, not only does Jackie explain how she tried to make good with all the women after last year’s rocky reunion, but Malaysia defends herself against claims that she needs to keep herself relevant somehow. “I don’t need to be relevant on the show, I am the title of the show,” she explains simply. But Jackie’s not gonna let that slide without a comment, and she throws in “And secondly, I AM the show.”