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Right before this season of Love And Hip Hop wrapped, we saw Olivia finally get her musical vision on track. The seeds for her song “Walk Away” were planted early in the season and she worked hard all season long to create a single that wasn’t just some studio-driven, corporate schlock, and we totally applaud her independence. Especially now that the video for “Walk Away” is out and it looks great, as does Olivia. Check out “Walk Away” and if you’re so inclined, you can buy it on iTunes now.
Basketball Wives. Season four. February 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. All the ladies are back, and just like everything else in Miami, the heat is on.
Over the past few years, Royce Reed has made it clear that she will not be pigeonholed as “just” a reality star. As one of the original castmembers of Basketball Wives, she’s struck out on her own to author a book series (College Girls), run a dance company, and work on her acting career, and now fans can actually see her on stage in New York City getting that acting career off the ground. Reed will be starring in the long-running play Platanos Y Collard Greens from February 10-18. To check out Royce live on stage, you can buy tickets here, and to see her on screeen, tune in to Basketball Wives‘ season premiere on February 20.
Back in December, we went to Miami to get an up-close look at what goes on during a Basketball Wives photo shoot. We showed you some behind-the-scenes photos, some early previews of the sexy looks the ladies were photographed in, and a short video of our time with them, and now all the gorgeous photos are ready for public consumption. Check out these gorgeous glamour shots of the entire cast, including new ladies Kesha Nichols and Kenya Bell. Let us know which lady is rocking the hottest look in the comments, and read on for more information about season four.
[Photos: VH1/Cody Bess]
For the first half of this recap of Baseball Wives, allow me to redirect you to my recap of Basketball Wives L.A. when the ladies go to Hawaii. It is the same exact situation, the same drama, and the same Survivor-”Kicked off the island” metaphor. Just do a mental search-and-replace, filling Brooke‘s name in wherever you see the name Jackie.
Tonight was the first ever episode of Mob Wives: The Sitdown, and Renee, Drita, and Big Ang joined host Carrie Keagan to rehash tonight’s Mob Wives episode. The ladies got into all their drama and we have our favorite quotable moments from the show below. More important than that though, let’s discuss the awesome on-camera shout out to the Big Ang Rap! Now let’s get to those quotes:
Drita, discussing Ramona: “What a clown. I feel so sorry for that girl. She’s so unintelligent. When she does speak, I need Karen to translate because I don’t even understand her half the time.”
Drita: “I became a somebody because I married into this lifestyle? So Ramona’s basically saying her mother is a nobody. Anybody that married into this lifestyle is a crumb snatcher? I don’t get it.”
Renee: “I am literally on the fence. I won’t take sides. I choose not to pick and I pick not to choose.”
Drita: “Ramona does not want Karen and I to get along. Why would she want Karen and I to get along when we have problems ourselves?”
Renee: “Could you imagine if crumbs were my only problem? I would be the happiest bitch on the face of the earth.”
Renee on her crumb rant: “I didn’t know how much of an ass I sounded like until I saw that.”
Drita: “I’m looking out for Carla the way she does for me. I’m hoping Karen’s intentions are good and I hope they can make it happen and become friends.”
Big Ang on her FF cup size: “You think it’s easy carrying these things around?”
Renee: “As long as I’m loyal to myself, I’m loyal to everyone else.”
Drita: “I curse a lot when I’m angry. Do you see how pissed I am on this show?”
This week’s episode of Mob Wives ran dreadfully low on Big Ang content, so we’re posting this bonus clip of Drita attending a “Big Ang Party” to make up for it. Can we point out that the puppy Big Ang’s boyfriend promised to buy her has arrived??
In this deleted scene, Big Ang talks about how her plastic surgeon, who looked like an old decrepit troll (her words), left her in pretty rough shape after a particularly bloody liposuction. But it’s cool, we think he died or something.
There’s an old saying that goes “There are three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth.” On Mob Wives, that saying should actually be “There are four sides to every story: the version Karen tells Ramona, the version Carla tells to Drita, and the two versions they both tell Renee. The truth is in the telling, and these women could tell this story forever.
Mob Wives star Renee Graziano, whose father Anthony is in federal custody and was charged yesterday with racketeering and extortion, was admitted to the emergency room late yesterday for what appears to be a panic attack. Renee reportedly had trouble breathing and collapsed yesterday and received treatment at a New York City hospital. Our thoughts are with Renee, her son AJ, and the rest of the Graziano family and we wish her a safe and speedy recovery. We’ll keep you informed on this entire situation as much as possible.
UPDATE: We were in touch with show creator Jennifer Graziano today, and she gave us this update on Renee’s current state: “Renee is suffering from complete mental exhaustion, emotional strain and physical pain due to the recent publicity regarding our father, Anthony Graziano. She is being stabilized at Staten Island University Hospital.”
[Photo: Getty Images]