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Royce Reed Recaps Basketball Wives Episode 12: A DAMN SHAME

It’s time once again to welcome Royce Reed back to the blog so she can tell it like it is. For the past two seasons of Basketball Wives, Royce has recapped every episode, all the highs and lows, and given us her completely honest and unfiltered opinion. We’re thrilled to have her back for season four.


This episode was pretty intense…So lets just get right into it.

The relationship between my dad and I has been damaged for years. It started going downhill when I was in high school and I decided I no longer wanted to run track. Yes, I was good, but I didn’t love it. I come from a family FULL of athletes, most of whom ran track and still hold a few records in Florida for relays and single races. My love stopped when it felt more like a job than something I loved to do because it was forced on me. Since the day I decided I wanted to continue dancing and cheering competitively I haven’t felt “good enough” for my dad. Read more…

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Mob Wives: A Soap Opera With An Emphasis On Opera

Mob Wives can be dramatic, even operatic at times (although this season, you could also compare it to a Greek tragedy with all the familial betrayal). But all that intense emotion is why we love it so…and why we love this new promo which premiered on Sunday night. Watch the video above to see the Mob Wives Opera play out in all it’s bobble-headed glory. Unlike Big Ang, we think you should stick around for this drama.

Mob Wives airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Renee Graziano Tells Us About AJ’s Arrest Saying “My Son Did Nothing Wrong”

Last week we heard that Mob Wives star Renee Graziano‘s son, AJ, had been arrested. Knowing what we know about AJ, who has said on-camera that he has no desire to be a part of “the life” and he’s always appeared to stay out of trouble, we wondered what the real story was, so we went right to the source. TMZ has reported that AJ and his girlfriend happened to drive past two girls a few weeks ago who were involved in a fight, and he pulled over to break them up. Last Wednesday, he was arrested for hitting one of the girls.

On Friday, we actually hung out for a bit with Renee to find out what the story was, and while she was fairly quiet on the subject, she was adamant that AJ will be proven innocent. “My son did nothing wrong, except try to do the right thing,” she told us, saying that any allegations against him are “untrue.” Similarly, AJ’s rep told TMZ that the arrest was just the result of the girl’s attempt to defame him. “Beyond engaging in violent behavior,” the rep said, “it speaks very poorly of this girl’s character that she would blatantly lie in an attempt to defame AJ’s name. The truth will come out and we feel justice will be served.”
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Basketball Wives Episode 12 Sneak Peek: Anger Management

This week in Basketball Wives sneak peeks…Before the ladies can head off to their highly anticipated, highly dramatic trip to Tahiti, they need to settle some local business first. Royce, who is NOT going on the girls’ trip, needs to resolve issues with her dad and Dezmon, and last week’s teary conversation continues and gets even more complicated. And Tami needs to hit up her anger management therapy session before she puts herself in an emotionally charged situation with Kesha. Are there volcanoes in Tahiti? Because something is going to erupt, and soon.

Basketball Wives airs Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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La La, Kanye, Emily B. And Kate Upton Still Have Faith In The Knicks

The New York Knicks have had the most roller-coaster-y of playoff seasons, what with their series of losses and then a huge win last night at home against the Miami Heat. With such high intensity and emotional stakes, everyone wants to see these games firsthand, and that means the celebs are out in full force, courtside at Madison Square Garden. Here are a few of our favorite shots of some of our favorite A-listers — including our own La La Anthony (naturally), and Emily Bustamante — plus hardcore fans like Spike Lee, Ben Stiller, Kate Upton, and Alicia Keys. See who’s been hanging out by the hardwood in our gallery below.

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Tough Talk With Steve And JoAnn Ward – Episode 4 – Having A Ball

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, a rare treat: we talked to Steve and JoAnn to find out what they thought of the women’s behavior on their night out, and during the cotillion.

This week was the cotillion episode, so how did you think all the girls did?

JoAnn: I think it was good, the girls did everything they were supposed to, but they were thrown for a loop. They didn’t know what foods they would be served and it was interesting how they all dealt with that. I was at one end of the table and Steven was at the other, but I think the girls took away a lot of knowledge they never learned before. Like how to use their forks and where to put their napkins, I was blown away by how clueless they were about that stuff. I mean like, not to blow your nose in a napkin.
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