Last week we heard that Mob Wives star Renee Graziano‘s son, AJ, had been arrested. Knowing what we know about AJ, who has said on-camera that he has no desire to be a part of “the life” and he’s always appeared to stay out of trouble, we wondered what the real story was, so we went right to the source. TMZ has reported that AJ and his girlfriend happened to drive past two girls a few weeks ago who were involved in a fight, and he pulled over to break them up. Last Wednesday, he was arrested for hitting one of the girls.
On Friday, we actually hung out for a bit with Renee to find out what the story was, and while she was fairly quiet on the subject, she was adamant that AJ will be proven innocent. “My son did nothing wrong, except try to do the right thing,” she told us, saying that any allegations against him are “untrue.” Similarly, AJ’s rep told TMZ that the arrest was just the result of the girl’s attempt to defame him. “Beyond engaging in violent behavior,” the rep said, “it speaks very poorly of this girl’s character that she would blatantly lie in an attempt to defame AJ’s name. The truth will come out and we feel justice will be served.”
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This week in Basketball Wives sneak peeks…Before the ladies can head off to their highly anticipated, highly dramatic trip to Tahiti, they need to settle some local business first. Royce, who is NOT going on the girls’ trip, needs to resolve issues with her dad and Dezmon, and last week’s teary conversation continues and gets even more complicated. And Tami needs to hit up her anger management therapy session before she puts herself in an emotionally charged situation with Kesha. Are there volcanoes in Tahiti? Because something is going to erupt, and soon.
Basketball Wives airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The New York Knicks have had the most roller-coaster-y of playoff seasons, what with their series of losses and then a huge win last night at home against the Miami Heat. With such high intensity and emotional stakes, everyone wants to see these games firsthand, and that means the celebs are out in full force, courtside at Madison Square Garden. Here are a few of our favorite shots of some of our favorite A-listers — including our own La La Anthony (naturally), and Emily Bustamante — plus hardcore fans like Spike Lee, Ben Stiller, Kate Upton, and Alicia Keys. See who’s been hanging out by the hardwood in our gallery below.
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Master Matchmaker Steve Ward is back for another season of Tough Love, and each week, he’ll be giving us an exclusive look at what went down behind the scenes on the series. This week, a rare treat: we talked to Steve and JoAnn to find out what they thought of the women’s behavior on their night out, and during the cotillion.
This week was the cotillion episode, so how did you think all the girls did?
JoAnn: I think it was good, the girls did everything they were supposed to, but they were thrown for a loop. They didn’t know what foods they would be served and it was interesting how they all dealt with that. I was at one end of the table and Steven was at the other, but I think the girls took away a lot of knowledge they never learned before. Like how to use their forks and where to put their napkins, I was blown away by how clueless they were about that stuff. I mean like, not to blow your nose in a napkin.
Elizabeth is still struggling ever since last week because she has a lot of deep-rooted family issues that are getting in the way of her progress. And there’s nothing more soothing after a dose of “Break Down And Cry Love” than some motherly advice from JoAnn.
On a show called Mob Wives, we rarely see the men (Junior excepted) in the lives of these women. But all of a sudden, they’re all popping up and they’re all causing drama and prove once and for all that you really can’t live with them, and you can’t live without ‘em.
Karen and Drita seemed like they were on their way toward making up last week, after both women were convinced by Renee to meet up and discuss their issues. But it seems like there might be one “massive f—ing problem” in the way: Ramona. In this sneak peek from Sunday’s episode, Drita explains that as much as she wants to talk things out with Karen, she thinks Ramona has always had it out for her, and now she worries that Ramona might convince Karen not to make up after all. And if Ramona does get in the way of their reconciliation? Drita explains “No one’s going to be able to pry me off of her. I’m going to be chewing on er face, like a leech.”
In our second sneak of the week, after the jump, Karen and her ex, David, discuss the possibility of his moving to New York City. And then they make out. Hardcore.
We’ve been dropping hints for a while now about what’s been going on behind the scenes in Atlanta on the Single Ladies set…we’ve snagged some backstage photos, we’ve heard from some of the cast, and we even visited the set. (We’ll have TONS of interviews and video clips to show you once the season starts up — sorry, there are just too many spoilers that we can’t reveal right now in those chats.) But in case we haven’t done a good enough job pounding the premiere date into your brains, we’ll say it again: MEMORIAL DAY, people! Season two begins on Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and oh, the guest stars you’ll see. By now it’s no surprise that Romeo, T.I., and La La Anthony will be showing up this season, but who else will be showing up? How about Lauren London, returning as Shelly, Rick Fox, Paula Patton, Big Boi, Chilli, and Dancing With The Stars hot-hot-hottie William Levy? And that’s just the beginning. Check out the release below which has a more complete list of who to expect on the show this season.
VH1 IS SERVING A SECOND SEASON OF LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
THIS MEMORIAL DAY WITH THE RETURN OF HIT SCRIPTED SERIES
Season 2 Premieres May 28 AT 9PM ET/PT
Guest Appearances Include: Big Boi, Chilli, Eve, La La Anthony, Lauren London, Paula Patton, Rick Fox, Romeo, T.I., William Levy, Executive Producer Queen Latifah and Others
Steve and JoAnn Ward are Master Matchmakers, it says so right there in the name of their business. And with years of relationship and matchmaking experience under their belts, not to mention four successful seasons of Tough Love, they’ve set the bar for realistic, no-B.S. dating advice. And now they’re offering their advice to viewers on the VH1 Blog. We asked Tough Love Facebook fans this week to submit their relationship questions and you all really had a lot of them, so we picked some of our favorites for Steve and JoAnn to address, and we’ll be posting their answers every week. If you’d like to submit a question, just become a Facebook fan and leave a comment here! Here are this week’s questions.
Natasha Blas asks “What’s the best way to go about finding someone special when you have kids?
Go to places and events that you know parents take their children. Some examples would include: amusement parks, single parent support groups, sporting events, school functions, ice cream parlors, parks, etc. Just also be sure to check for a wedding band!
Tresina Moore Hansen asks “I have a 10-year-old son who has seen two men in my life come and go and it has been so hard on him. How is a single mom supposed to balance the time necessary to get to know a potential partner with protecting her son’s heart?”
Steve says: Don’t introduce your son until you’re ready to be in a committed relationship with a man. Once you’re in the committed relationship with him, you guys can spend all your time together, as a family.