We’ve always known that the stars of our shows have style and most of them love fashion. Some, like La La Anthony, have walked the runway, and others like the Govan sisters and Olivia Longott have attended Fashion Week in the past. New York Fashion Week, which took place last week, saw two of our own strutting down the catwalk at the Edwing D’Angelo runway show: Looks like Royce Reed and Carla Facciolo might have modeling careers if they ever get sick of reality TV. We’ve got more photos of the two in the gallery below. What do you think?
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Rapper and Love And Hip Hop star Jim Jones was arrested on Friday night after an altercation at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut. Jones and four others were charged after a fight broke out at a party hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs, he was charged with resisting arrest for an alleged assault on an officer and for breach of peace. After the incident occurred, he posted bail to the tune of $40,000 and was released. He tweeted after the fact “40k in bonds 1 night had a ball lets see of I can get tht 40 back on th crap table wooord #vampirelife”, so the arrest doesn’t seem to have dampened his spirits. This evening he also tweeted “This is gettin blown way out of proportion.” According to her own Twitter account, Jones’ fiancee Chrissy Lampkin was also scheduled to attend the party at Foxwoods, but she has remained silent regarding the scuffle.
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Karen Gravano‘s book hasn’t even been on the shelves for two full weeks and it is already a New York Times bestseller! Yes, it’s official, when we checked our copy of the paper this morning, there it was, Gravano’s memoir, Mob Daughter, is currently ranked #18 on the Hardcover Nonfiction list for the week and, having read it, we can 100% vouch for it and tell you that that number is sure to climb. Huge congrats to Karen, your family here at VH1 is thrilled for your success! You can buy the book here.
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In a recent interview with Loop 21, Royce Reed hinted at many things to come in this season of Basketball Wives and the state of her relationships with the rest of the cast. She also talks about her current relationship, with Tampa football player Dezmon Briscoe. First, about her love life, she says “He knows my ring size and what I like. We talked about the future and a family and he’s really good with [my son] Braylon. He has a son himself, but I don’t know. I finally found the one after so many times.” She also talks about the past relationships that she’s shown on the show, saying “You’ve seen me in two relationships prior to this. Dwayne, I was with for nine months and I ended that because it didn’t feel real, and you saw me dating Brian, but he and I were never official, we were just dating. I’ve never been a serial dater. I’m that girl that can only date one person at a time because I don’t want to call someone the wrong name [laughs]. But this one I met and it was kind of instant. It happened really fast and now we’re seeing how it works.”
And as for her relationships with the rest of the cast, she’s cryptic, but it seems to us that she’s making amends with some people. Royce tells the site “Tami [Roman] is still my girl, Suzie [Ketcham] and I are cool, I love Kesha, and as far as anything else goes on the show, I think you’ll be surprised at who I end up making up with.” Is it Jennifer? Evelyn? Shaunie? Place your bets now!
When I think Staten Island, I think of two things: Wu-Tang Clan and Mob Wives. (Okay, actually, I think of three things, if we’re being honest…Add Working Girl to that list. OFF TOPIC!) When Method Man was on Big Morning Buzz Live today, the native Staten Islander talked about his love for the island (“We’ve got the best mall, we’ve got the finest Italian white women on the planet.”) and his connection to the Mob Wives. “My son is actually best friends with Renee Graziano‘s nephew,” he said, and then he went on to do one of the better Big Ang impressions we’ve heard. Yes, you read that correctly. Method Man can pull off the “He’s buyin’ me a puppy” line with skill.
Here’s a possibly disturbing story that we hope is not true: Radar Online is reporting that actor Stephen Dorff has recently been threatening his ex-girlfriend, Leilani Dowding. Dowding, you’ll recall, was Miss Superficial on Tough Love Miami this past season, and we’re sad to hear that she’s not only still unlucky in love, but that she’s going through a potentially scary situation. (Also, what happened to George???)
A source told Radar that Dowding has been receiving threatening text messages from Dorff, including one that said she should “go back to England in a box” after the two broke up recently, and she is “contemplating going to the police when she gets back to Los Angeles over the weekend. She wants the harassment to stop and she did nothing to deserve this.” The two had been dating since January. As a fan of both Dowding and Dorff, we really hope these reports aren’t true.
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We knew you guys loved Basketball Wives, but we didn’t realize that 3.7 million of you loved it this much! VH1 is thrilled to report that the season premiere of Basketball Wives pulled in nearly four million viewers, a record high for the series. That’s up 42% from the season premiere, which is a huge leap. But then again, this show and especially this season, has reached epic proportions, we’re not that surprised. Check out the press release below for more information about this record-breaking premiere. Congrats, ladies!!!
NEW SEASON OF VH1′S “BASKETBALL WIVES” MIAMI TIES AS THE HIGHEST RATED EPISODE YET OF THE “BASKETBALL WIVES” FRANCHISE
3.7 Million Total Viewers Tune In To Season Opener
VH1 Ranks As the #1 Cable Network Among Women 18-49 In Primetime on Monday Night; #3 Network Among Adults 18-49