TMZ is reporting that Chad Ochocinco plans to change his name back to Chad Johnson so that when he gets married toEvelyn Lozada this summer, she won’t be stuck with a “made-up last name.” That means Evelyn could end up being “Evelyn Johnson,” if she goes the traditional route and takes his name. What do you think, Basketball Wives fans, should she take either of his last names, or stick with the name that made her famous?
Let’s not bother beating around the bush: this season of Basketball Wives has already provided so much grist for the rumor mill because of the not-to-secret breakup between Jennifer Williamsand Evelyn Lozada. In this brand new supertrailer, we get right down to it when, not even twenty seconds into it, Evelyn tells Jennifer “Tone it down because I’m going to punch you in your mother-f—ing face.” Yeah, this is going to be some season. Oh, and forget about glasses being thrown, this time around, we’ve moved on to throwing entire bottles.
Check out some of the best screencaps from the supertrailer after the jump. Read more…
They call her Nancy Jones, you call her on the phone, you say her son is trippin’, psh, leave him alone…Yes, she’s a grandma, and she’s the author of the catchiest song to ever hit the airwaves, in our humble opinion. “Psychotic” definitely caused some problems for Chrissy and Jim this season on Love And Hip Hop, but now that everyone is at peace with one another, we can finally just sit back and enjoy this song for the masterpiece that it is. Mama Jones released the official video for “Psychotic” this week and it’s just spectacular, we hope you agree.
La La Anthony and some other very famous, very gorgeous ladies took time out of their schedules this week to walk the runway for The Heart Truth Red Dress Event, held during New York Fashion Week. Not only did La La look beautiful in her Rachel Roy dress, but the show was for a great cause, to spread awareness about women affected by heart disease. Check out Ms. Anthony as she walks the runway, along with some other gorgeous ladies like Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Nettles, and Minka Kelly, who appeared on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live today to discuss the event.
Everyone’s temper on Mob Wives has been at a rolling boil for a few weeks now, and what better way to utilize all that hot steam than by giving facials at a spa party?
Karen‘s idea to throw a relaxing spa party has fizzled out before her eyes though, because unfortunately, Ramona and Renee can’t help but argue the entire time. “I don’t know what’s behind Renee’s madness,” Ramona says in the midst of their argument. “Something ain’t right.” Watch the clip to find out what’s bothering Renee, and then check out the second sneak peek below, where Renee and Drita try, and succeed at, breaking into Junior’s phone. Read more…
It can’t be easy being a new cast member on an established show, especially a show like Basketball Wives. (See: Meeka Claxton.) But two brave women are up for the challenge, so we’d like to introduce you to Kenya Bell and Kesha Nichols, the newest ladies to join the cast of the show for its fourth season. The two spoke to VIBE Vixen recently, and we pulled some of our favorite quotes from each of them below.
Kesha, who was left at the altar by her former fiance Richard Jefferson, says “I don’t want to focus on my relationship with Richard. I feel like that story has been told so many times. I’m over that and it’s in the past. I am dating someone now. He’s an amazing person, but he chooses not to be in the spotlight, chooses not to have anything to do with reality TV, and it’s just so amazing that I want to keep that part to myself.” And she describes herself, saying “They wanted to bring in someone who would be the anti-basketball wife.That’s kind of what I am. I’m very different from them and my reactions are different than the other girls and I’ve never been in my life around a group of people like this. These ladies have short fuse and it’s a learning process for me every single day for me.”
As for Kenya, who is perhaps most known for a rumor that she stabbed her soon-to-be ex-husband Charlie Bell, she says “First of all, it was all a hot, fiery mess. The truth of the matter is he was not mad. I did not stab my husband. It was horrible experience for me. At this point in my life, I think it changed me for the better because I was taught in that situation that when somebody has problems or issues, it’s not in my place to even try to change them. They need to change them themselves. That’s kind of where that whole drama took me. I think I’m in a better place [now].” She also says she’s been making friends on the set which is nice to hear but, as we know, can always change at the drop of a hat. “Some of the chicks are really cool. I dig cool chicks that are working hard, trying to do their thing. For the most part, we’re all out here trying to make it. I really appreciate that aspect of some of the women.”
Basketball Wives will premiere Monday, February 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Last season, Mob Wives and their often violent dinner parties were parodied on Funny Or Die with great skill and precision. That video short featured Drea de Matteo as Drita, and Sophia Bush as Carla, and we’ve been dying for the ladies to reprise their roles for more expletive-filled dinner party drama. The time has finally come, because not only has Funny or Die produced another Mob Wives homage (“Mob Wives 2: The Christening”), but the real Karen Gravano and Carla Facciolo actually appear in it as…wait for it…nuns. This is clearly the best thing you’ll watch all day.
In other news, it’s nice that those two set aside their differences for a day to film this, right?
Now that her first season in front of the camera is over, we spoke to Yandy Smith to see what she thought about being on Love And Hip Hop. For those who may not know, Yandy helped create the show and worked behind the scenes during the first season, so she’s been involved with it longer than most of the cast, despite this being her first time on screen. She attributes much of the drama this season not to her personality or her actions, but to the producers’ desire for good television. She resents being called “the Don King of reality television” she tells me, but she’s learned to roll with the gossip and chatter that people feed on. Oh, and she would also like Beyonce to know that she never meant any harm with that tweet about Blue Ivy. Check out our whole chat with Yandy below. Read more…
Big Ang is full of surprises. Her life is so far from anything I know that when she talks about wiseguys who buy her nice houses, or having an uncle in jail who can get her out of trouble, it’s way beyond me. And it sounds like Jimmy Kimmel is just as surprised by Big Ang’s lifestyle as I am. Ang appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to talk about Mob Wives and as always, she was every bit the charming, hilarious wiseguy-lover we know her to be.
Jimmy asked her about her current marital state, about which she explained “I’m trying to be married but it just doesn’t work out.” She also talked about how her old boyfriends would go about buying her houses (she’s been gifted four, yes FOUR, homes). “They actually ring the bell and ask the people ‘Please, can I buy this house for my girlfriend?’ We actually stalked a house for a year until the people finally said ‘You can have it,’” she told Jimmy. Check out part one of Big Ang’s interview with Jimmy above. Part two is after the jump. Read more…