Posts By Elizabeth Black
Ramona Rizzo certainly made a mark this season as a new castmember on Mob Wives. The tough girl who comes straight from an old school mob family is not someone to be messed with, but underneath her tough exterior, she’s just a mom of four who loves fashion (we covet her Gucci shoes from the reunion!) and family. When we chatted at the reunion, it was obvious that the Ramona you see on TV is the real Ramona, and she’s loyal to her “cousin” Karen till the end. See what she has to say about the whereabouts of her jewelry, and how she brushes off what she considers hollow threats of Drita and Carla, whom she calls “camera gangsters.”
How has life changed for you since the show started?
More than anything it’s different for my kids. When I go out, like the other day I went shopping, and people stopped and wanted autographs and my daughter was like “Come on, Mom.” Other than that, my life hasn’t changed. I’ll always be me, I’ll never change for the camera.
Part one of the Mob Wives reunion last week ended in a heated confrontation between Drita and Ramona where punches were nearly thrown. Part two had a decidedly different feel. A little more fun, a lot more family-oriented. It was also great to see Joe and David (the men in Carla and Karen‘s lives) take the stage — we definitely hope to see more of them in the future. So since all the shocking moments were taken care of in part one, let’s discuss the cutest, funniest, and most entertaining moments of part two. Read more…
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I want to be close, personal friends with Travis Winfrey because he is the most charming, sweet man ever. Winfrey plays Omar, the boutique employee-slash-BFF on Single Ladies, and even though in real life you would describe him and his character using the same adjectives (hilarious, sarcastic, and stylish to name a few), Travis says they wouldn’t be friends in real life. For one reason, he says they would “both take up too much attention in the room.” Travis is excited for Omar’s role on the show this season and says we’ll see a lot of his personal life, which is going to play out in some unexpected ways.
The show’s back for a second season, you’re not a newbie anymore.
It’s good to be a veteran now. I’m super excited and everything seems to be running a lot smoother, we’re not practicing anymore. It’s good to see everybody again, and we’ve got some new additions to the cast which is great, and Omar’s got a lot more storyline, so it’s fun to stretch out and expand his character.
“Talking is not harmful. It’s hitting that’s harmful,” host Joy Behar says in this sneak peek from part two of the Mob Wives reunion. It’s a nice effort at conflict mediation, but Joy, have you met these ladies? The drama between Drita and Ramona continues, and they might not hit each other in this clip, but they still manage to lob some impressive insults that even Joy can’t deny.
After the jump we have a second sneak peek featuring my favorite mob husband, Joe Ferragamo, a.k.a. Mr. Carla Facciolo. The Mob Wives reunion airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
The confrontations continue on this week’s season finale of Basketball Wives
Tahiti. The final showdown of the season comes down to Jen Vs. Evelyn, but when Evelyn is ready to talk, it seems like Jennifer never is. Watch the sneak peek here, and tune in to the finale on Monday, May 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“Every time I’m interviewed, I’m asked if there’s something you could take back from all of the seasons, it’s that moment,” Evelyn Lozada tearfully told host John Salley at the Basketball Wives reunion. “That moment” would be the wine-bottle throwing incident directed at Kenya Bell. Evelyn explains in the clip above, which is an early sneak from the reunion special airing on June 4, that she’s not proud of that moment. “Not too long ago,” she says, “I was driving with my step-daughters in the car, and they watched that scene and they think it’s funny. But it’s not funny, and I need to be a better example.” The reunion will air in two parts, on Monday June 4 and June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
During the filming of season two of Single Ladies, we spoke to Shea about the evolution of newly-single April on the show, and the devoted following she’s gotten from her TV roles. And speaking of following, she tells us about the time that creepy guy who thought she was Taylor Swift wouldn’t stop following her around. True story.
What can we expect on your character’s journey this season?
April is obviously going to be single, so it’s kind of like adventures in dating with April. She’s exploring herself. It’s just all the different adventures of dating new guys. Plus she’s starting a new career, and we’ll be going on that adventure too. Read more…
Last season on Single Ladies, there was a plethora, a cornucopia even, of guest stars. And this season will be no different, starting with the premiere which features Big Boi. In this sneak peek of Monday’s episode, watch as April, who’s made a career change into club promoting, uses her feminine charms and skills in the kitchen to strike a deal with Big Boi.
Single Ladies airs Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.