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Evelyn Lozada Weighs In On Monday’s Episode Of Basketball Wives Saying It “Forced Me To Examine Myself In Ways I Haven’t In The Past”

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Each week during this season of Basketball Wives, we’ve been following the recaps and blog posts written by the cast to get a better understanding of the show. This week’s episode has prompted a LOT of response, and we wanted to post a part of the blog that Evelyn Lozada wrote in response to the situation that occurred between Tami and Kesha, both of whom she is friends with. Here’s what Evelyn has to say:

Last night’s episode was a whirlwind of emotions for everyone. It’s such a sensitive subject for me because I honestly see it from both sides. I’m not here to condemn or condone anyone especially given some of my choices this season, however I will say that once again last night’s episode and all that happened forced me to look at and examine myself in ways that I haven’t in the past. No matter what the situation is, I’m realizing that we as grown women are allowing ourselves to be placed in a position for judgment. I’m confident that I speak for many of us on the show that when it comes to creating a better balance for television, we are all working very hard to do just that. Many of us are getting help for our inner issues and striving to portray a more positive image overall.

Tahiti was just an example of all of us being a true work in progress…Hang in there with us, as we vow to grow and become better!

Related: Tami Roman Offers Kesha Nichols A Public Apology

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Meet Nora Schweihs, New Star Of Mob Wives Chicago

“According to authorities, I’m the daughter of the most notorious hit man in Chicago,” Mob Wives Chicago castmember Nora Schweihs explains in this video profile. “Allegedly.” And with a(n alleged) pedigree like that, we can’t wait to get to know Nora even better when the show airs. The show premieres on Sunday June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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What Was Your Favorite Drita Moment Of Mob Wives Season Two?

It’s a good thing Drita D’Avanzo is on a TV show already, because her life is basically a sitcom. Who else has a secret room in their house full of her imprisoned husband’s belongings, or makes up names like “Fatal Attraction” and “Lucifer” for her arch enemies, or goes wig shopping with her two best friends? And we’re not even getting into the dramatic moments of this lady’s life as seen on Mob Wives. We’ve compiled our favorite Drita moments from season two (including some bonus scenes you may not have seen before) in this playlist, so watch our clips and let us know your fave. Personally, we love anything related to her dating life, like the clip above where she discusses her desire for a friend with benefits with Carla.
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Meet The Mob Wives Chicago Cast : Who Is Pia Rizza?

Pia Rizza has lived much of her life in her father’s shadow. “I had to live with the stigma of having a father who’s a rat for my whole life,” she says in this brief profile. But this castmember of Mob Wives Chicago is about to make a name for herself in a big way.

Watch Pia and the rest of the cast when the debut on Mob Wives Chicago on Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Meet Renee Fecarotta Russo Of Mob Wives Chicago

The second season of Mob Wives is coming to a close, but never fear, we still have Mob Wives Chicago to carry us through the summer. Over the next couple days, we’ll be introducing you to the cast, and first up is Renee Fecarotta Russo. This lady is all about class, respect, and loyalty, like any good mob wife. But also like any good mob wife, you better not cross her.

Mob Wives Chicago premieres Sunday June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Linda Hogan And Charley Hill Break Off Their Engagement

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Wow! This is some sad news we weren’t expecting today. Fox News reports that Linda Hogan and Charley Hill, have broken off their engagement and split after four years together. In the emotional finale of the show, Charley proposed to Linda, and when we spoke to her just a couple weeks ago, she admitted that they weren’t focusing on a wedding in the immediate future. We’re sad to read that their wedding plans are now on hold indefinitely.

Linda’s attorney, Raymond Rafool, commented on the situation, stating “There was a lot of therapy involved, and the couple realized they needed to do their own thing. The realization came this weekend. But it was a mutual decision, and a whole new chapter for both of them.”
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The Best Moments Of Big Ang From Mob Wives Season 2

When you think Big Ang, you think of the following things:

1. Breakout star of Mob Wives.
2. A woman who likes the wise guys.
3. Plastic surgery.
4. Little Louie, the cutest dog ever.

We made a “Best Of Big Ang” playlist to showcase all of the above, including our favorite scene with Ang and her son A.J. and some of her funniest quotes all season (our fave: “He’s buyin’ me a puppy!”). Watch the full playlist at the link and tell us what your favorite Big Ang quote is in the comments!
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Tami Roman Offers Kesha Nichols A Public Apology

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At the end of tonight’s Basketball Wives episode, Tami Roman appeared to do some soul searching after her argument with Kesha Nichols escalated and got to a point of no return. Despite her time in anger management this season, her emotions got the best of her and took it out on Kesha. Now that the episode has aired and the conversation about the fight has reached a fever pitch, Tami has written an apology to Kesha on her Facebook page. She says:

I don’t apologize for it 2b accepted — that is ultimately the other person’s right to accept or deny it. My only responsibility is to acknowledge a mistake was made and own up to it. I apologize to my family, my REAL friends, my business colleagues, and my Project Girl ladies 4my recent behavior on BBW. I am NOT a bully as depicted on the show, but I did make poor decisions in handling my differences with my cast mate. I sincerely apologize to all of us, as well as to my castmate who was on the receiving end of my wrath.

Kesha has also responded to the recent episodes with a blog post of her own. In it she writes “As a person who prides myself on turning lemons in lemonade, I had no idea how to turn the negative display of human behavior seen in Episode 12 into something positive, until now. Instead of knit picking, pointing fingers and calling names, I decided to educate myself on the issue at hand. I would like to share some of this information with you now, because when we know better, we do better,” and from there, she simply addresses the topic of bullying. You can read the whole post here.

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Tough Talk With Steve Ward: Episode 5

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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, we talked to Steve about Tiffany’s abrupt departure from the show, and Elizabeth’s issues with sex.

This week you got rid of Tiffany because it turns out she was married. Tell me about what really went down with that situation.

I try to be the best advice-giver I can be and stay true to my character and be that loud and unapologetic personality that demands accountability, and that comes out very much so in this episode because I was completely flabbergasted by Tiffany. That this girl has the balls to refuse to get up on the hot seat, it’s like okay, now you’re really pushing my buttons. At least try to go out in a dignified fashion. She couldn’t even do that. Read more…