All season long on Basketball Wives, on-camera and off, Evelyn and Jennifer have fought with one anther and declared their friendship dead. Even when I spoke to both of them an hour before taping, all either of them could say was how OVER IT they were, and they hoped the reunion taping would provide them with the closure they needed in order to move on already. They did not get their wish.
In a surprise moment that shocked even the two of them, as well as the whole cast, they were able to admit (at least indirectly, by way of a polygraph test) that they missed their friendship, and they came together to hug and talk things out. I was there and can promise you that this is a moment no one saw coming. If anything, the probability of a brawl was more likely, judging by the tense vibe backstage and the number of security guards lingering nearby. And yet here we all were, staring with mouths wide open as these frenemies wept over one another and admitted they missed each other. It was the biggest moment of the night without a doubt, and personally, I’m dying to know what y’all think of it. And we grabbed a few photos of them at the moment of their embrace below, too.
We know Big Ang inspires a lot of people to get creative. Ever since she emerged as one of VH1′s most popular stars, people have been inspired to get her face tattooed on their bodies, create illustrations of her, and write songs about her. And now things just went to a whole new level. Big Ang murals have started popping up everywhere (and immediately started getting defaced, as you can tell from Ang’s new moustache and goatee) and we’ve started to take note of all their locations we’ve heard about from viewers. So far we’ve found them on New York’s Lower East Side, inBrooklyn, on Staten Island, and even one in Chicago, so we created Foursquare check-ins at all of them so fans can let us know they spotted Ang. If you see any of the murals, we definitely want to know, so please Tweet @VH1 your photos or tag them on Twitter or Instagram with #BigAng — we might just get a little photo gallery of them out of this. Besides, you know you want to be the mayor of Big Ang.
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Tami Roman has faced a lot of criticism this season on Basketball Wives, but she’s also made a lot of progress and has had great success recently with her acting career. When I sat with her before the reunion show filmed, we talked about all of it, and we discussed how she feels about all the “internet bullies” who have ganged up on her recently. Our chat is below. Read more…
Tonight is the final installment of season four of Basketball Wives. It’s part two of the reunion special, and we’ll be talking about even more about the good, bad, and just plain crazy moments from this season. In this sneak peek from tonight’s show, Evelyn talks a little more about her relationship with Chad (and about their upcoming wedding), and Royce gets grilled on the status of her own tumultuous relationship with Dezmon Briscoe. “We’re good,” Royce says in response to her most recent drama with Dez. “I decided to stay with Dezmon for all the things he did right, not the one thing he did wrong,” she explains. Watch the clip above, and tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT for the big finish. Read more…
Most Tough Love New Orleans fans identify with at least one of the women on the show. Whether you feel a kinship with Miss Awkward, Melissa, who can fit her fist in her mouth but is also really good at putting her foot in there too, or you’re Miss Man-Eater like Despina, chewing up and spitting out man after man, you can relate to these girls and their plights. So to find out who you’re most like, why not take the VH1 Mobile Tough Love Personality Quiz? Have a link to the quiz sent straight to your phone by sending the word TOUGH to 22422.
If you ever thought that the mob was just Staten Island, think again. “The mob is Chicago. It’s in the pavement, it’s everywhere,” Renee Fecarotta Russo explains in the first moments of Mob Wives Chicago. This is where the mob began.
Now that we know Chicago is where is began, let’s meet the ladies. Read more…
You wouldn’t know it to see her sitting on the stage, but Jennifer Williams was actually in a really great mood before the taping of the Basketball Wives reunion. She was definitely defensive and angry at times when asked to take responsibility for her actions and confronted by her friends from the show. And yet before she got out there, she was laughing and in pretty good spirits, despite the broken relationships and confrontations she was about to face. We discussed a little bit of everything, from how she feels about Evelyn’s new makeup line to the blog post that started everything to that trip to Vegas that keeps coming up. And yet in spite of all that negative, crazy drama, Jennifer assured me that she’s able to look past and and lives a really nice life.
What do you plan to do after the reunion is over?
Take some business meetings, go back to New York, live a happy life.
Is it hard to watch this show when you have an otherwise happy life?
I don’t watch it as much now.
Do you think you’re done with the show, period?Read more…
No “guest star” onBasketball Wives has been thrown into the spotlight and gained as much attention in four seasons the way that Nia Crooks has. Though she’s been friends with Evelyn Lozada for years (and Jennifer Williams, too), she has never really been visible on the show until that slap she landed on Jennifer’s face. Nia was chilling in Evelyn’s dressing room before the reunion and when the topic of the slap came up in my chat with Evelyn, I just had to ask Nia a few questions to clear things up. In short: It has made her life hell and she regrets it. But here’s what she had to say in a little more detail.
What’s life been like for you since you appeared on the show?
Hell. I could never imagine being in this predicament over something like that. And a person that I used to love is now just somebody I knew. It’s hell. Read more…
Evelyn Lozada has been the target of criticism this season for her behavior on Basketball Wives, but it doesn’t seem to be getting to her, for a couple reasons. Number one, she’s entirely too busy. With a wedding coming up this summer, a new show to focus on, and a new book and makeup line out, it’s a wonder this woman finds time to breathe. But she’s also finding some peace lately because the controversy on the show has truly caused her to look inward at the behavior she’s exhibited on the show and think about how the public perceives it. Evelyn regrets the wine bottle incident more than anything else, she tells me, and has used that as a catalyst to show off the nicer, more family-oriented side of herself in the future, a side, she assures us, that will be fully on display during Ev And Ocho. Here’s my chat with Evelyn from the Basketball Wives reunion.
How’s wedding planning going?
Good! It’s still going! I don’t know how much of this I can talk about though because of the show.
If the show is anything like the scenes of you two together on Basketball Wives, it’s going to be hilarious.