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Big Ang can be the most hilarious woman in the room, or she can be a woman of few words. And sometimes she can be both. When I visited her dressing room before the Mob Wives reunion taped recently, she floated in and out of the room trying outfits on (including a metallic gold shorts-suit which she rocked, no kidding), getting her makeup done, and ultimately leaving to get her tan touched up, but when we did sit and chat, she was as awesome as we know her to be from the show. She and Carla were hanging out together as we spoke, and Carla filled us in a little on what Big Ang can really be like off-camera.
What’s the most surprising moment from this season?
Ang: The dinner party at the end of the season. That went well. I think that was the most shocking. And all the kids had a great time.
What has it been like for you since you’ve gone from zero to sixty since the season premiered.
Ang: I pinch myself, like, is this really happening? I’m f—in nuts! I’m beside myself. Read more…
We made a few stray observations while hanging out on the stage of the Mob Wives reunion: the ladies laugh, gab, and fight just as much off-camera as on, they all seem to adore David and Joe, as evidenced by the way they all lit up when the men took the stage, and a few of them need the occasional cigarette break to cut the tension.
Now that you’ve seen what went down on both parts of the reunion special, take a look at what we saw on stage before and after the cameras rolled. From the chatty moments, wardrobe fixes, and the tense stares, we saw it all, and now, so can you.
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, we discussed Melissa‘s inability to be happy and that delicate relationship with the mother of the man you love.
Melissa broke up with Chris this week, but then at the end of the same episode she admitted she missed him, and then she couldn’t even choose one guy out of the eight that you presented to her. Why is she so picky, what’s going on with her?
The fact is thatch was trying to tell me she’s not attracted to certain guys, and basically she was trying to put it on me, like it’s my fault I haven’t found her someone that she’s really into, and I’m like, look, I don’t care if you meet somebody or if you don’t, but you’re going to go through this with somebody and you’re going to learn from it. Even if it involves breaking up with somebody. Chris put his neck on the line, he embarrassed himself for her, so I was like, I don’t care, you’re going to learn how to break up with somebody. You haven’t learned how to meet somebody, how to be intimate with somebody, how to have a relationship, but guess what? Because of where you’re at in the process, you’ll at least learn how to end one. Read more…
Ramona Rizzo certainly made a mark this season as a new castmember on Mob Wives. The tough girl who comes straight from an old school mob family is not someone to be messed with, but underneath her tough exterior, she’s just a mom of four who loves fashion (we covet her Gucci shoes from the reunion!) and family. When we chatted at the reunion, it was obvious that the Ramona you see on TV is the real Ramona, and she’s loyal to her “cousin” Karen till the end. See what she has to say about the whereabouts of her jewelry, and how she brushes off what she considers hollow threats of Drita and Carla, whom she calls “camera gangsters.”
How has life changed for you since the show started?
More than anything it’s different for my kids. When I go out, like the other day I went shopping, and people stopped and wanted autographs and my daughter was like “Come on, Mom.” Other than that, my life hasn’t changed. I’ll always be me, I’ll never change for the camera.
Part one of the Mob Wives reunion last week ended in a heated confrontation between Drita and Ramona where punches were nearly thrown. Part two had a decidedly different feel. A little more fun, a lot more family-oriented. It was also great to see Joe and David (the men in Carla and Karen‘s lives) take the stage — we definitely hope to see more of them in the future. So since all the shocking moments were taken care of in part one, let’s discuss the cutest, funniest, and most entertaining moments of part two. Read more…
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I want to be close, personal friends with Travis Winfrey because he is the most charming, sweet man ever. Winfrey plays Omar, the boutique employee-slash-BFF on Single Ladies, and even though in real life you would describe him and his character using the same adjectives (hilarious, sarcastic, and stylish to name a few), Travis says they wouldn’t be friends in real life. For one reason, he says they would “both take up too much attention in the room.” Travis is excited for Omar’s role on the show this season and says we’ll see a lot of his personal life, which is going to play out in some unexpected ways.
The show’s back for a second season, you’re not a newbie anymore.
It’s good to be a veteran now. I’m super excited and everything seems to be running a lot smoother, we’re not practicing anymore. It’s good to see everybody again, and we’ve got some new additions to the cast which is great, and Omar’s got a lot more storyline, so it’s fun to stretch out and expand his character.
“Talking is not harmful. It’s hitting that’s harmful,” host Joy Behar says in this sneak peek from part two of the Mob Wives reunion. It’s a nice effort at conflict mediation, but Joy, have you met these ladies? The drama between Drita and Ramona continues, and they might not hit each other in this clip, but they still manage to lob some impressive insults that even Joy can’t deny.
After the jump we have a second sneak peek featuring my favorite mob husband, Joe Ferragamo, a.k.a. Mr. Carla Facciolo. The Mob Wives reunion airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.