Big Ang has made a big impression on everyone watching Mob Wives this season. She’s only been in the limelight since January, but ever since her debut on the show, people have flocked to her Staten Island bar, The Drunken Monkey, begged her for retweets on Twitter, and paid homage to her with some amazing artwork and music. And now, the woman is getting her own show. The spinoff, simply called Big Ang will debut this summer and will be a season of all Big Ang, all the time. We can’t wait. For more information about the show, red the press release below.VH1 SET TO HANG OUT WITH “BIG ANG”
Conceived and Produced by Jennifer Graziano in Partnership with Electus, The Weinstein Company and Left/Right, “Big Ang,” is Set to Premiere in the Summer of 2012
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“Big Ang” Has Been Greenlit for 10 Half-Hour Episodes
Each week on this season of Basketball Wives, we’ve been doing our best to keep up with the recaps and blog posts the cast of the show has been writing to give their side of what’s really going down. This week, Jennifer is (rightfully) upset about being slapped, but opens up the question about whether or not violence is really satisfying entertainment. Evelyn‘s take is more about the feeling of betrayal by her friend. As always, let us know what you think in the comments!
From Jenifer’s blog:
I’m just wondering- did tonight’s episode satisfy your viewing pleasure? How many people watched my show tonight and actually felt good about it? Did it make you feel proud to be a woman? My last question – would you have enjoyed it the same if it was your mother, sister or daughter getting slapped?
June has one of the bigger challenges this week when Da Brat shows up for her makeover. Brat was released from prison, she’s been working on new music, and has gained some weight since we last saw her, but her look will always be PYT:
Mind games and b-tch slaps. That’s what this episode was all about.
Tami Roman is on the cover of Yandy Smith‘s online magazine Everything Girls Love this week, and she looks amazing in her photo spread, don’t you agree?
In the interview, Tami talks about getting her start on The Real World, her acting career, and how her Basketball Wives fame has opened professional doors for her with her acting and producing career, which have blown up. Check out Everything Girls Love for the full interview.
[Photos: Everything Girls Love]
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. After episode one, we spoke to Steve to get a little bit more insight on all the ladies, so read our interview to find out what Steve really thinks of all the ladies in the Tough Love mansion this season.
Let’s start our chat talking about Melissa, because so far she’s my favorite, I can relate to her dorkiness. Maybe not quite to the extent that she takes it to.
Steve: Wait till you see some later episodes. Some of the crew came to me to say “Is she acting?” and we thought to ourselves that there was no way this girl could be this awkward, and once she really started breaking down and crying, we realized this was not an act. That’s just how bad it was. She’s not a virgin by choice, she wants to find a guy to sleep with who will agree not to sleep with other women. That’s not too much to ask. But we felt that she had more depth than just the virgin thing, her social awkwardness is the problem. She’s a sweetheart though.
I got a good first impression from Danielle too, but her problem is basically that she chooses to date dirtbags, right?
That’s her entire problem. She could be respectable and have higher standards if she simply chose to. What you’ll find out about her is that she’s repeating a pattern that’s been going on in her life since she was a little girl.
Tough Love has returned for another season in yet another warm weather locale, and yet despite all the lessons that Steve and JoAnn Ward have taught on previous seasons, the ladies of America are still in a hopeless place. Wait, I wonder if Steve and JoAnn have ever considered using Rihanna‘s song as their anthem, because it just dawned on me that they’re helping people find love in a hopeless place…ANYWAY. Welcome to New Orleans, and welcome to this wonderful world of women who for one reason or another just can’t get their s— together and desperately need the help of a vagina whisperer. Steve, you okay if I use that as your nickname from now on?
“In the blink of an eye, this man that I gave my whole entire life to has taken everything from me and my son,” Renee says at the beginning of this week’s Mob Wives. But by the end of the episode, it doesn’t matter, because Renee has vowed that she is her own, new person. Out with the old, in with the new.
We know it can be hard to watch a show like House Of Consignment where there’s amazing fashion everyone and get wistful that your own closet just doesn’t measure up. That’s why we’re excited to tell you that Corri McFadden and the rest of her eDrop-Off team totally understood that viewers would want in on the eBay action, so they’ve held one item from every closet clean out that’s featured this season on the show, and that piece will be placed in an auction that goes live immediately after every show. This week’s closet belonged to Renee, and she’s getting rid of this vintage dress by Janine. To bid on it, click here.