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Don’t Forget, Our Live Chat With Renee Graziano Is Today At 3 PM

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.
[Photo: VH1]

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Season Two Of La La’s Full Court Life Is Almost Here! Check Out A Quick Promo and Some Photos For A Sneak Peek Of What’s To Come


La La’s Full Court Life returns on March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and this season is all about more, more, more. More celebrity friends stopping by to hang out, more drama between La La and Melo, who are struggling to find time to be together, and more success in La’s career, now that she’s acting and busy becoming a makeup mogul. We’ve got the brand new promo here, along with some adorable production stills from a photo shoot with Kiyan that will appear on a future episode, check it all out here and then tune in to the season premiere on March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Stevie TV Presents Every Basketball Wives Spinoff Ever


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.
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Style Seen With Karen Gravano: A Mob Daughter Talks Fashion

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.

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T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle: Sneak A Peek At The Season Finale


This Monday marks the season finale of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, and we’re about to have some serious separation anxiety. It seems like just yesterday that we met Major, King, the OMG Girlz, and the rest of the Harris family, and we’re not quite ready to let them go. Sad as we are, we’re excited to post the final sneak peek of season one, where Tip is preparing for a big AKOO fashion show and has to break it to his sons Domani and Messiah, and to his mother that they are really terrible at walking the runway. The T.I. And Tiny season finale airs Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Evelyn Lozada Calls Chad A Bridezilla On Big Morning Buzz Live


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.

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VH1 Gossip Roundup For The Week Of 3/9/12: Royce Talks About The Basketball Wives Boycott, Jim Jones Denies That Chrissy Is Pregnant

  • We loved this interview with Royce Reed where she talks about this season of Basketball Wives representing a more well-rounded picture of who she is. She also discusses the boycott that some personalities have started against the show.
  • Somaya Reece is chronicling the process of getting a breast reduction on her blog in a feature she calls “Project Boobs.” She has videos and a daily diary of the process where she’ll go from an E-cup to a D-cup. [MissReece.com]
  • Jim Jones denies that Chrissy is pregnant, contrary to popular rumors out there. []
  • In case you missed it, Renee Graziano was a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live this week and she talks about her teeny weeny blue bikini pics. Renee also rejects the term “cougar” in favor of calling herself a “lioness.” [BMBL]
  • Hulk Hogan responds to the report about his sex tape and claims he has no idea who the woman in the video is with him. [TMZ
  • La La Anthony will grace the cover of the April issue of Latina Magazine. In her interview, she talks about work and marriage, specifically how she trusts her husband when he's on the road. [HuffPo]
  • And finally, Drita is going to appear in rapper French Montana‘s video which is filming in New York City next week, and we have an exclusive scoop from French about why he chose her to star. Check it out over at our music blog, VH1 Tuner.
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    Join A Live Chat With Renee Graziano This Monday at 3 P.M. ET On VH1.com

    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.
    [Photo: VH1/Piotr Sikora]

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    Jennifer Graziano On The Tricky Job Of Casting Mob Wives Chicago

    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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