Just a quick reminder to all our Mob Wives fans that we’ll be hosting a live webcam chat with Renee Graziano today at 3 p.m. ET on VH1.com. Not only can you watch our chat, moderated by TVGuide.com‘s Lindsay Silberman, but you can participate and connect to the conversation with your webcam for a chance to chat with Renee and ask her anything about the show. We’re dying to know exactly what went down at Shenanigans last night, personally.
Here’s the direct link to that chat which begins at 3 p.m. ET.
On last night’s episode of Stevie TV, Stevie Ryan and Co. parodied one of VH1′s biggest hits, Basketball Wives, in more ways that one. In the clip above, check out a clip from Basketball Wives Newark where the glasses fly and the drama is just the result of more drama, and wait for the debut of Basketball Husbands, which proves that WNBA husbands can be just as catty as anyone else on reality TV. Most surprising of all though is how catty the Basketball Mascots can be…You can call them anything, just don’t call them late for their charity auction.
VH1…It’s Basketball Wife-tastic.
Karen Gravano hates to shop. That was the big lesson I learned when I sat down with the Mob Wives star and author recently to discuss fashion. When it comes to clothes and jewelry, this woman is low-maintenance (but she reveals that her real vice is shopping for housewares, in another life she totally wants to be an interior designer). In this Style Seen exclusive, we’ve got an interview and some gorgeous shots of Karen who admits that though she dislikes clothes shopping, it’s hard to avoid when you’re a mom to a twelve-year-old who loves it.
What happens when you take any of our shows on the road? Mayhem, usually. And this week’s installment of Mob Wives was no different. There was fighting, there were security guards, there was drunk-dialing, and then there were the fake teeth. Sexeh! In short, it was indeed “Some f—ing trip.”
Evelyn Lozada stopped by our offices today to appear on Big Morning Buzz Live today to talk about the huge year she has ahead of her. Not only is she getting married, which is big enough on its own, but she’s got a book coming out, she has a makeup line, and of course she’s still starring on Basketball Wives. On the topic of her wedding to Chad Ochocinco, Evelyn said that she’s worried Chad might try to upstage her. Why? Oh, he just wants to walk down the aisle instead of her, but she’s not about to let that happen. “I’m like, you’re not gonna take that moment away from me! What are you, crazy?” she says. “He’s not stealing my moment.”
Maybe the funniest part of the interview though would have to be when Evelyn describes new cast member Kenya, saying she’s got a “pageant-girl, creepy kind of like, serial killer kind of thing going on.” Watch the whole thing here.
VH1 is about to give fans a chance to interact directly with Mob Wives star Renee Graziano in a 30-minute, live streaming video chat this Monday, March 12.
In our first-ever live chat, Renee will be joined by host Lindsay Silberman of TVGuide.com to discuss what went down in the latest episode. The second half of the livestream will be a Q and A with fans who can log on and ask Renee anything. Fans will also able to participate via webcam and chat with Renee directly, communicate with her in a text-based chat, and will have the option to broadcast their comments via Facebook or Twitter. The show will take place on Monday, March 12 at 3 p.m. ET, and will subsequently be available on demand exclusively on VH1.com.
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Jennifer Graziano, pictured above with Karen Gravano, knew everyone in the cast of Mob Wives personally when she cast them for the show, which she’s the executive producer of. So when it came time to cast Mob Wives Chicago, Graziano has a more difficult job ahead, since she has fewer ties to Chicago than to New York.
The New York Post asked Graziano about her process for casting for the new show (for more information about the new cast, check out our post with all their bios), and she explained that it ended up being kind of like six degrees of separation. “I talked to a couple of family friends I had in Chicago and asked for some introductions. It turns out I did know a couple of the girls,” Graziano says. Like Nora Schweihs, whose father was in the same prison as Graziano’s. “We used to see [Nora] on visits. When my sister, Renee — she knows Nora well — and I used to visit she’d be there and my dad and her dad were friendly. We used to go to the [prison] yard with my father and wave and we didn’t realize we were also waving to Nora’s dad until this [casting] process. She said, ‘Don’t you remember me?’ It was really cool to realize that.” From there, the cast took shape through connections of Nora’s and beyond. Graziano explains that there’s a difficulty casting a show like this though. “This is definitely not the kind of show you can put a casting call out for. It’s a very quiet and selective process. It’s really based on relationships, and no one is going to trust a casting director walking into a city and saying, ‘Hey, we’re casting a mob show.’”
Mob Wives Chicago will premiere this spring.
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