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The Mob Wives Reunion Interview: Karen Gravano

Karen Gravano Mob Wives Reunion
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.
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T.I. Talks About The Family Hustle And Retirement From Music

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.
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Are There Similarities Between Keisha Greene And LisaRaye? The Single Ladies Star Reveals The Answer

“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.
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The Most Shocking Revelations From Part One Of The Mob Wives Reunion

Mob WIves Most Shocking Moments Reunion

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.

1. Renee Suffered A Miscarriage During Filming

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…

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Mob Wives Style: The Reunion Fashions

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.

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Single Ladies Is Going To Be Your Summer Show, So Why Not Check Out The Supertrailer?

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.
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Watch: Drita D’Avanzo Performs With Her Rap Idol Lil’ Kim

The Mob Wives season two reunion airs tomorrow night, but Drita D’Avanzo isn’t waiting by the TV waiting for it to come on. Drita posted this video to her Twitter after attending Lil’ Kim‘s show last night in the Bronx, and it proves that dreams do come true. “Wanna see the most amazing moment?” she tweeted. “My Rap IDOL @LilKim watch THIS.” Missy Elliott, another fave of Drita’s was in the house last night too, so we’re imagining she was dying of excitement.

Drita also hung out with fellow VH1-ers, Love And Hip Hop stars Somaya Reece and (super pregnant) Yandy Smith at the show, some photos of them with Lil’ Kim are after the jump.
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Meet Raquel Lancaster, The Newest Character On Single Ladies

Raquel Lancaster is the newest character to be introduced on Single Ladies, and she’s beautiful, passionate, and ready to take on the world. Those are also traits that describe the actress playing her, Denise Vasi is all of those things, too, but in this brand new clip that was shot on location with Denise, she tells us that they have plenty of differences. “We have different views on a couple things in life,” Denise says. “Raquel is the hopeless romantic, gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. I’m not necessarily like that.” To see more clips from the show and the full interview with Denise, watch the video above.

Related: Exclusive: Single Ladies’ Newest Star Denise Vasi On Her Move To Not-So-Hotlanta, How She Stays Grounded, And Her Movie Of The Year
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Enjoy Some Pics Of The Set And Crew Of Single Ladies

Behind The Scenes Single Ladies
The people who work behind the scenes on a television show often work incredibly long hours, perform feats of physical labor, and stretch their minds beyond the limits to create amazing stories for us. The crew behind Single Ladies is no different, and to give you guys a glimpse of some of the backstage magic, we put together a gallery of some great shots of the set and the people who pull the show together. The shots above, of Kesha’s bedroom set (left) and show creator Stacy A. Littlejohn and the rest of the crew (right) are just a couple of the great shots taken during production, click here to see them all.

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The Mob Wives’ Funniest Quotes Of The Season

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All season long, the Mob Wives cast has upped the ante for reality show drama, emotion, and yes, hilarity. These women are fast on their feet and they come up with some of the greatest one-liners (and the occasional monologue) on TV, and we’ve been spending the season trying to capture them with our recaps and screengrabs. Here are our favorites.

Part one of the Mob Wives reunion special airs this Sunday at 8 p.m ET/PT.

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