“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.
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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.
Each week during the season on House of Consignment, we’ll be talking to eDrop-Off owner and woman whose wardrobe we covet, Corri McFadden, about her take on every episode. This week was Corri’s big trip to New York Fashion Week.
You said this was your first time at New York Fashion Week, right?
It was, and then I went back for fall, so I’ve been twice. It was insane. It was so much fun. It also happened to be the tenth anniversary of 9/11, so being in New York for fashion week and filming a reality show on the tenth anniversary, holy cow, I have never had a weekend like that, it was so hectic.
What made you choose Bridget to come with you to New York? Nicole seemed a little sad not to be chosen.
I chose Bridget because she’s been my longest employee, she’s been with me three years, and she’s extremely loyal. I felt that she was due this trip, she earned it. She also heads our closet clean division. When I was in New York most recently, she was in New York with me for the day and she cleaned seven closets in seven hours, so she’s a hustler. I felt like her loyalty should be rewarded. I think Nicole was upset, I think that showed, but you know, it didn’t matter to me, I felt Bridget was due that trip. I felt it was better suited with Nicole in the office because it left me with some sense of ease, knowing it was being maintained.
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 Ashley, who parted ways with this amazing vintage biker jacket. To bid on it, click here.
Now that the truth is out there about Yandy Smith‘s pregnancy, she’s really putting it out there, showing off her bare belly in a new interview that’s up on her website, EverythingGirlsLove.com. In the interview, Yandy talked mostly about her upcoming business and film ventures (you can read the full interview at the link above), but it’s really the pictures that speak volumes. For a glimpse at a few more photos of Yandy, keep reading. Read more…
Recently, Royce Reed hinted that she’d be making up with someone on Basketball Wives, and shortly after, we saw her make peace with Jennifer after their year-long silence. But now we have another Basketball Wives blind item, thanks to Evelyn. In an interview with Radar Online, Evelyn hints that there will actually be more surprising rifts that we didn’t see coming.
She says “I think people will be surprised who remains friends at the end of the season, there are definitely a few shocks…There are people who you think are solid and who are no longer friends, there are definitely friendships that don’t last, aside from mine with Jennifer.” It would be easy to assume she’s referring to Royce and Tami, given their recent blog exchanges, but that’s not that shocking. Any guesses as to what other relationships could be sacrificed to the reality gods?
Mob Wives executive producer Jennifer Graziano was placed in a very delicate situation this year when she learned that her brother-in-law, Junior Pagan. who accepted a larger role on the show this season, turned out to be an FBI informant. Graziano says she should have realized something was up sooner because when she told him that being a regular cast member would “ruin him on the street,” his response was “I don’t care about that anymore. I want to be in it.”
Graziano tells the New York Post today that after she learned of Pagan’s involvement, she had the option to halt filming but she and Renee both chose not to. “VH1 called me right away and asked me if I wanted to shut it down,” she says. “I told them, ‘No, keep going.’ I would never shut down.” She does admit that because of the huge feeling of betrayal everyone in the family carries, she doesn’t like to talk about Junior, but she concludes by saying “He used to tell me that he was my brother. And, it turns out, he didn’t care about me — and he sure didn’t care about Renee.”
To read the full story, check out the New York Post. Mob Wives airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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One of the reasons we like Kenya Bell on Basketball Wives is that even though she finds herself in situations that aren’t always ideal (the Evelyn fight, laughing at Tami and Kesha’s dinner argument), she’s always been incredibly honest and forthcoming in every interview we’ve read with her. This interview she just did with Juicy Magazine is no different. Kenya recently spoke to them about all the current Basketball Wives fighting that’s been going on, and all the haterade that’s been directed at her as a result of her video screening, but she still keeps her head up in spite of it all. Here are some of our favorite Kenya quotes from the interview.
On fighting with the women:
I’ve been professionally trained to fight thanks to my Dad. I have no fear of any of them and all of their bullying, negativity, and pure haterism. It’s sad that as women, they aren’t supporting my efforts to be independent as a woman and a mother, especially after I spent years helping my husband make it to the NBA and he’s chosen to ruin his life. [The cast] can talk all they want, as long as neither of them put their hands on me, they have nothing to fear.
On how she dealt with the criticism from the group who screened her music video:
I’m a very cultured individual. I’ve worked in corporate America and shook hands with the President. I know the difference between what’s good and what isn’t, so when someone tells me something is horrible and I know it’s not, it’s laughable to me.
On why she’s drawn to Jennifer:
Jen has been the only person in the group that has been consistently nice to me and I appreciate that. Because of that, I consider her someone that I can become friends with. It’s soooo sad that they have a “mob” mentality and because Jen refuses to “join the crowd” and hate me like they have decided to do before they even got to know me, all of a sudden they say I idolize her. It’s their way of trying to make Jen not like me. I’m so proud of Jen for being an individual.
On her relationship with Tami:
I’m very surprised to see the footage of Tami talking bad about me behind my back. I still feel that she has a good heart, that’s why she stepped in between Evelyn and I. Because of the supposed “stabbing” that my husband accused me of, I really didn’t want to have to hurt Evelyn on national television, so I appreciated that. But as a fellow mother of two, it’s very disappointing that she was so mean and hurtful knowing she went through the same things I’m going through on the show.
Renee Graziano appeared on The View this morning to talk to Barbara Walters about all the drama in her life, like her surgery gone wrong and most recently, the saga with Junior. When she was asked if she could ever forgive Junior for cooperating with the government, she said “I forgive him for me, not for anything he’s done to my son or my father because if I couldn’t let go, then I’d never move on as a person.” Barbara is never one to shy away from the tough questions, so she got real for a second and asked Renee what’s the worst thing she’s dealt with this year. Watch the clip above for her response.