We were on location earlier today at Good Morning America to hang out with the Mob Wives cast before they went on air, and now we have the clip of their appearance on the show. Host Lara Spencer talked a bit more with Renee Graziano about plastic surgery and about the reports that her ex, Junior, is an alleged FBI informant. Graziano tells Spencer “Out of respect for my son, I won’t speak about that…He doesn’t need to pay for his father’s sins,” before getting teary. The group also discusses episode two, which will air this Sunday at 8 p.m ET/PT and describe the ensuing fight that goes down a “10+” on a scale of one to ten. (Having just watched the episode, I agree, I’d even bump it to 100+ just to be fair.) Watch the whole clip here!
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We haven’t heard much from Imani Showalter since Basketball Wives L.A. ended a couple of months ago, but she’s been busy today on Twitter showing off her bikini body which, she’s about to unleash on a trip to St. Bart’s. She showed off her new suit from a few angles before declaring the shot above to be the winner, writing “Ok y’all this is the the winner for my St. Barths trip.” She also confirmed that even though her face is obscured in a couple of the shots, that “Yes it’s really me haha!” Oh, and as for her leg tattoo? She writes that that old thing was a “Mistake in my teens smh!”
In our humble opinion, this woman is looking amazing, and we hope she enjoys her tropical trip while we’re here in NYC freezing!
We’ve been talking endlessly about how the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, airing on VH1 January 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, are not just any old award show. First of all, they’ll be hosted by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, and Fitz And The Tantrums will be the house band. Second of all, the puppets and the fireworks really set the show apart from other big events. Wait…are we being messed with again, Paul Scheer?? Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…I won’t get fooled again.
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“When I go home, that’s who I am, what you see on the show. Now, what you’re gonna hear through them records is when I hit the streets, when I’m out movin’ and groovin’. This is the person that must maintain this personality because it’s a cold world out here,” T.I. tells MTV News in this interview where he discusses Mr. Harris the family man as opposed to T.I. the performer as opposed to T.I. the performer. It’s been eye-opening to see what T.I. the family man is like thanks to T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle (Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT!), but as he explains, in the real world, he has to switch from daddy mode to being Tip because “that’s what it takes to make it out here.”
It’s not easy to wake up two hours earlier than you’re used to on one of the colder days we’ve had this winter to go to work, but when that work involves a visit with the cast of Mob Wives on the set of Good Morning America, you have to realize that hey, my work is actually pretty awesome. So with that optimism in mind, I showed up to the ABC studios in Times Square to hang out with Karen Gravano, Renee Graziano, and Ramona Rizzo to chat briefly and snap a few photos while they prepared for their interview with Lara Spencer. As they got ready, the ladies all fielded calls and texts from their kids, and complimented each other on their jewelry and shoes like the old friends that they are. They was definitely no tension among these three, although there were a couple of comments about “the other two” who were absent.
For more pics of the ladies as they prepared for the show, and my quick chat with Renee about her plastic surgery, keep reading. (We’ll have their GMA video clips for you soon, too!)
During the first episode of Mob Wives, you may have noticed a new presence on the show, one which looms larger than life, Ms. Angela “Big Ang” Raiola. Who is Big Ang, you ask? We’re pretty sure we can’t define her. In an exclusive sneak from this season, she explains, “I like the wiseguys because they know how to treat women. They bought me nice houses,” [Ed Note: Houses, plural??] “gorgeous furs, diamonds, cars, they’re very generous and very good looking.” And she’s on the prowl for another wiseguy, so watch out all you gents on e-Harmony (e-Parm-ony?) this Italian bombshell is looking for you.
Lopez told Us Magazine that he popped the question over the New Year’s holiday, saying “We took a walk alone as the sun was setting. I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!” The two are parents to little Gia, 2. Mazza told Us “Besides our daughter’s birth, this was the best moment of my life!” Congratulations to the entire family!
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They are: classy, sexy, and chic. In this interview with Roc4Life.com, Love And Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante talks about her career in fashion and how she views her own style, stating that there’s a difference between sexy and trashy. She also talks about how she forgets she’s on a TV show sometimes until she’s approached by fans (we love her so much for name-checking Walgreens here). Check out Emily’s full interview above, and as always, tune in on Monday night at 8 p.m.for more Love And Hip Hop.
We envy La La Anthony‘s innate sense of casual cool style, so it’s no surprise to hear that she’s getting involved in the beauty biz to help other women bring out their best too. La La is partnering with the Motives company to launch her own makeup brand next month. The line will focus on “foundations to match all ethnic skin tones from light to dark. La La’s emphasis on the special foundation types were made because of the lack of availability for women of color in many beauty lines,” The Insider reports, and it will also include lip and eye color. Perhaps we’ll see La La in business woman mode on season two of La La’s Full Court Life when that airs this spring!
After an explosive season premiere like the one we just experienced with Mob Wives, it’s hard to imagine how it could be followed up. Well, we have a sneak of episode two, and oh my gooooodness, we don’t know how this is possible but it’s even more dramatic than last week. When Karen and Drita finally have a little chat at Renee‘s “Thank God I’m Alive” party, they get into it a little deeper than they expected to, and Karen tells Drita “Every day I wake up, I have to talk myself out of coming to your house.” “Do you know what happens when you come to my house?” Drita asks us. “You get hit with a wrench across your f—ing throat.” Good thing Karen talks herself out of it, then! (I can joke all I want, but this is some serious stuff right here, just watch it.)