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The Reunion Interview: Laura Govan Would Rename Basketball Wives If She Could

Laura Govan Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion
Laura Govan, despite what you’ve seen all season on Basketball Wives L.A., swears she’s cool now with Jackie Christie. When I spoke to her at the reunion, she explained that they two are on huggy, cordial terms with one another now, but there’s a difference between cordial and real friendship. “If she got jumped in the club, would I help her? No. If she tripped and fell, would I pick her up? No. If I see her I’m definitely going to say hi and give her a hug,” Laura said when I asked her to clarify their relationship. (I can’t say I understand it any better now, unfortunately.) In our chat we talked about the highs and lows of season two, and the one thing that irks her about the show these days — like everyone else in the world, she’s critical of the title and how it doesn’t apply to everyone in her cast anymore. See what else Laura has to say below.

So how are you feeling about the reunion, are you worried about anything in particular?

Maybe just if I fall asleep during it. Outside of that, no.

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Nailed It! Check Out The Elaborate, Ornate Nail Art Of The Basketball Wives L.A.

Draya Nails Basketball Wives L.A

Usually when these reunions come along, fashion-wise it’s all about the shoes. From the red bottoms that we’re so familiar with (and frankly kind of tired of) to the spiky, dangerous stilettos to the occasional thigh-high boot, we’ve seen a lot of daring footwear on the stage at these things, but the Basketball Wives L.A. cast took things in a different direction this season. Yes, their shoes were on point, but it was their nails that really won us over. Draya is never without flashy nails, so we noticed hers immediately, but as we went down the line, everyone had some kind of adornment, whether it was crystals, glitter, or just a neutral polish with some gorgeous finger cuffs like Brooke wore, and we were impressed. Check out all the finger bling (blingertips?) below. (And apologies, we’d never use the word “bling” unless it was absolutely necessary to the pun.)

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The Best Quotes And Craziest Moments From The Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion: Part 2


We’ve come to the end. Basketball Wives L.A. is over, the second part of the reunion has wrapped, and while Laura apologized to Jackie, there was still a low simmer beneath all the girls whose beefs continued and seemed to go unresolved. And then just as the show was ending, a new beef between Laura and Draya began out of nowhere and left us feeling even more confused than ever. Who while this reunion may not have reunited all the women, it was still entertaining, and we chose our favorite moments to highlight below.

Who Should Not Return?

Last week’s reunion was a bit of a cliffhanger. Host John Salley asked the ladies to choose a cast member that they would not want to return for another season of the show, but before we could find out the ladies’ choices, we were abruptly cut off. This week though, we learned the results. Bambi obviously wants the Govans gone, Brooke and Laura want Bambi to leave, Gloria gave the boot to Malaysia (who, in turn chose Gloria), Draya wants Laura to leave, and most surprising, Jackie took herself off the show, saying “I just feel like they’d be happier if I wasn’t here. But I’m going to be here if there’s another season.” Read more…

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It’s Round Two Of VH1′s Fiercest Female Of 2012 Poll: La La Anthony Vs. The Hollywood Exes

Fiercest Female Of 2012
The women of VH1 have been inspiring, infuriating, stylish, silly, hilarious, and riveting all year long, and we want to know which of them you love the most. Each day, we’ll be polling fans here on the blog to narrow down the field show by show — each poll will yield one winner, and next week, on December 26th, we’ll crown one ultimate Fierce Female of 2012. In this poll, we’ve got La La Anthony, of La La’s Full Court Life stacked up against the five stars of Hollywood Exes. Vote now for your favorite, and check back on Friday for the final poll to choose the ultimate fierce woman of the year.


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Round 1: Chrissy And Mr. Jones vs. Tiffney Cambridge vs. Tiny Harris

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Watch A Sneak Peek From Tiny Tonight: What Does Ratchet Mean To You?

“When bad decisions and wrong choices get together and make an ugly-ass baby, we call that ratchet,” Tiny explains in this sneak peek from tonight’s premiere episode of Tiny Tonight. Yes, it’s time to fially tune in to the talk show we’ve been waiting for, and in this sneak peek, Tiny and Shekinah make it their mission to educate the masses about what it means to be ratchet. Tiny Tonight airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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La La Anthony Shines Bright Like A Diamond On The VH1 DIVAS Red Carpet, Discusses Her Signature Style With Jackie Christie

In case you missed any of our VH1 DIVAS Red Carpet coverage last night, Jackie Christie was on fire, chatting away with all of our favorites, including her fellow NBA wife, La La Anthony. In the clip above, La La, who was sparkling in a CD Greene dress, talked about how this look was pulled together by her stylist to help her “shine bright like a diamond.” And if ever there was a night to do just that, it’s at DIVAS.

La La also mentioned her excitement at watching her two best pals, Kelly Rowland and Ciara, perform on stage last night — watch her chat about them now! Read more…

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Friend, Foe, Or Fake? See What The Basketball Wives L.A. Ladies Really Think Of Each Other In One Handy Chart

Friend Foe Or Fake Basketball WIves

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To hear the ladies of Basketball Wives L.A. talk about each other, you get the sense that some of them are playing each other and some of them have a false sense of friendship, while others are just sitting on a fence trying to decide which side to be on. Recently we asked the Wives to label their cast mates as a friend, foe, or fake, to see how they really feel about one another, and while some of the answers were predictable, others were surprising (Jackie still considers Gloria a friend, while Gloria has a less kind word for what she thinks Jackie is…). Click the link above to see how all the ladies really feel about each other.

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Watch Tami Roman Discuss Her Two-Stepping Dance Moves And Season Five Of Basketball Wives OnThe VH1 DIVAS Red Carpet

Tami Roman is knee-deep in the filming of Basketball Wives season five, but she took time from her schedule to glam herself up and attend the VH1 DIVAS show last night (seriously, she looks incredible, check out a pic of her below). In this red carpet exclusive, Tami speaks to fellow basketball wife and our red carpet correspondent, Jackie Christie about her own diva-licious-ness, her latest projects (in addition to filming Basketball Wives, she’s also shooting a TVOne series, Belles, and her dance moves, which sound like they aren’t quite up to par with some of last night’s DIVAS performers. Read more…

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It’s Time To Vote For VH1′s Fiercest Female Of 2012: The Ladies Of Chrissy And Mr. Jones, T.I. And Tiny, And Marrying The Game Face Off

Fiercest Females Of 2012
The women of VH1 have been inspiring, infuriating, stylish, silly, hilarious, and riveting all year long, and we want to know which of them you love the most. Each day, we’ll be polling fans here on the blog to narrow down the field show by show — each poll will yield one winner, and next week, on December 26th, we’ll crown one ultimate Fierce Female of 2012. Today, we’re pitting the ladies of Chrissy And Mr. Jones up against Tiffney Cambridge from Marrying the Game and Tiny Harris from T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle. Vote for your favorite now and then check back daily to vote for the ladies from all your other favorite series’.

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