Have you always wanted to talk directly to Evelyn Lozada? Don’t deny it, you know you’ve spent three and a half seasons of Basketball Wives talking to your TV any time this woman says something hilarious or anytime a glass accidentally slips out of her hand and is accidentally aimed at, say, Royce’s head, and wanted to know exactly what she’s thinking.
Join us tonight at 7:15 p.m. ET for our Face To Face chat with Evelyn and, if you connect via webcam, you’ll have the chance to ask Evelyn just about anything just before tonight’s episode airs. This live chat will be hosted by VH1′s Janell Snowden and will also include Jonesy from Bossip.com, Tracy Scott from S2Smagazine.com, and Shirea L. Carroll from JuicyMagOnline.com. Just log on to VH1.com tonight at 7:15 p.m. to participate!
This photo tugs at our heartstrings. La La Anthony and son Kiyan were at a recent Knicks game to root on Carmelo, but they still managed to get some snuggle time in, and it’s melting us a little bit. That is all.
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Mob Wives usually has a few months of lead time between filming and when the episodes air, which means that there have been a few major news stories this year that, in a way, spoiled the plot of the show for us in advance. For the past two episodes, we’ve gotten an intimate look at what happens to a mob family when the unthinkable happens, in this case, Renee Graziano learns that her own father has been taken in by police, and Junior may be responsible for it. We covered those stories as they happened in real time, but in case you missed them or need a supplement to what’s been going on on the show, we’ve got a brief timeline below that should help clear up what the Graziano family has gone through.
November 22, 2011
Hector “Junior” Pagan Arrested For Armed Robbery
December 3, 2011
Mob Wives Castmember Junior Pagan Outed As FBI Informant
January 10, 2012
Renee Graziano Admits To Not Knowing Junior’s Whereabouts
January 27, 2012
Feds Bust Anthony Graziano In Sweeping Probe
January 27, 2012
Renee Graziano Reacts To Her Father Anthony Graziano’s Arrest Today
January 28, 2012
Renee Graziano Rushed To Hospital After Reportedly Suffering A Panic Attack
February 10, 2012
Renee Graziano Says She’ll Never Forgive Junior For His “Immense Betrayal” Of Her Family
If ever an episode of Mob Wives exemplified the show’s mission statement, which is to prove how hard it is to be a family member of someone in “the lifestyle,” this is it. We’ve been privy to the dramatic moments and emotional breakdowns of these women in the past, but it all pales now compared to Renee Graziano‘s situation which has unfolded before the world’s eyes.
Ohhhh, Kenya, Kenya, Kenya. The girl is definitely not winning any points with Evelyn this week, as she continues to talk circles around whether or not she called Ev “loose,” and in this sneak from Monday’s episode of Basketball Wives, she digs herself a little deeper with every word she utters.
Watch as Kesha conveniently slips out of the conversation she started, leaving Kenya to defend herself. This is only the beginning, pretty soon, the wine bottles are going to start flying.
Royce Reed joined us last week for our first ever Basketball Wives Face To Face live chat, and in case you weren’t able to tune in as the event happened live, we have the whole interview with Royce right here.
Royce, as always, is completely open about her life, the show, and her relationships with the other women, so it’s hard to pick a favorite moment from this clip, but if you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, trust me when I say that you should just watch the final minute when Royce tells the world “My boobs are real! Stop tweeting me about it. STOP tweeting me about it. And I don’t wear butt pads. Okay.”
Tami Roman suffered a minor heart attack on Monday night, but after a few days of rest and recovery, Roman appears to be back in action and she’s not ready to pause her grind. Roman tweeted yesterday that she’ll be traveling to Atlantic City today and to Atlanta this weekend to promote The Tombs, the film she recently produced, at the Atlanta Film Festival.
“U can’t keep me down! Just left doctor-everything is back to normal YAY-God is good! Now, back to the GRIND-NJFFF here I come :)” she wrote yesterday, and she later added that her heart attack was the result of heart disease, which she has battled privately. “I have never publicly said it, but I have heart disease,” she stated. We’re happy to hear that Tami is out and about and well enough to travel this week, but girl, don’t push it! We need you healthy enough to be in full-Tami mode for the reunion.
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Last week on Mob Wives, Renee Graziano lost two of the most important men in her lives to crime. While her ex-husband, Junior, turned himself in to the police, Renee also learned that her father was being arrested the very same day. This week on the show, we learn that the two events aren’t mutually exclusive. In the sneak from the upcoming episode, above, watch as Drita and Carla discuss what people on Staten Island have been saying about Junior. “Word on the street,” Drita says, “and what everybody’s saying, is that Junior flipped.”
Big Ang, for one, hopes it’s not true, because, she says “That’s just not the way we do things.” The entire episode airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT. You can see more sneak peeks from this episode here.
The Mob Wives just went legit. We’ve known and loved the show since last year, but the New York Times featured the cast and producers in an article yesterday discussing the brave and revolutionary way these ladies are representing themselves and their families. Producer Jennifer Graziano explained that her pitch to VH1 from the women’s perspective. “This isn’t about the men,” was her pitch. “It’s really how the lifestyle itself affects the ladies. And when men go to jail and leave their families behind, what the woman needs to do to support themselves and pick up the pieces.”
The article also reveals that Karen Gravano initially turned down the show, until Jenn Graziano convinced her otherwise, with the same argument. “She said that it would be all the women’s history and how they moved past it. I did want to shed light on what the families go through and how you overcome different things.” And not that this should surprise anyone, but the best quote from the article comes from Big Ang who explains her presence on the show by saying “I’m in my 50s, they are in the 30s. I’m going to teach them manners.”
[Photos: Danny Ghitis for The New York Times]