Posts By Elizabeth Black

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The Reunion Interview: Malaysia Pargo Minds Her Own Business, But If You Bring Her The Bologna, She’ll Bring Back The Beef

Malaysia Pargo earned a reputation this season on Basketball Wives L.A. for being sweet and non-judgmental despite getting off to a violent start after an altercation with Laura Govan. At the reunion, I spoke to Malaysia and basically fell in love with her immediately. She was soft-spoken but funny, and even more gorgeous in person. We talked a bit about the launch of her Three Beats Jewelry line, which came out on 11/11/11, which has kept her busy since the end of the show, and then we got into the nitty gritty of the season. Malaysia admits that she regrets fighting with Laura and putting so much trust in Jackie, which is why she spent so much of the season as the odd man out, thinking that no one liked her. Which is why when I asked if she’d ever come back for a season two, her response was a vague “I don’t know.” Read on for more with Malaysia.
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The Reunion Interview: Gloria Govan On Jackie’s “Kooky” Behavior And How Basketball Wives L.A. Compares To Miami


The day of the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion, I spoke to Gloria Govan as she was catching up on the season finale and watching herself and the rest of the cast “break up” with Jackie. We watched the final few moments together and discussed the rocky relationship that developed over the course of the season (Gloria admits the ladies were actually scared of Jackie by the end), before addressing the other dramatic cliffhanger of the episode, her relationship with Matt. (More on their split here.) Here’s my complete chat with Gloria, who was so candid and open about everything from her relationship to how much better her experience was in L.A. compared to Miami.
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Kimbella’s Cover Shoot: The Pictures

Kim Vanderhee‘s other persona, “Kimbella,” who she describes as a vixen and a diva, was on full display in tonight’s episode of Love And Hip Hop. During a photo shoot for her cover of Black Men’s Magazine, she showed off all of her assets, and even goofed around with Yandy on the set. (Okay, so Yandy was the one doing the goofing, but still.) Check out all of Kimbella’s hot shots (what do you think of her strategically placed tattoos?) in our gallery below.

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The Best Quotes And Reactions From The Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion: Part II


Part two of the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion show was every bit as entertaining as part one, probably more so since the women really gave Jackie Christie a piece of their minds, and because it featured Doug Christie at his wife’s side defending their “crazy” relationship. Once again, we’ve pulled our favorite quotes of the night and compiled them along with some of the best screenshots and audience reactions from the show. The best parts of the night are below, but we had to post this image, one of Laura‘s many amazing facial expressions/eyebrow contortions of the night, to lead off the post.
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The Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion By The Numbers


When I attended the Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion show taping a few weeks ago, the taping went on for a good five hours. There were six women present, one basketball husband, and countless dramatic moments to fill the two hour show. In fact, while we’re talking numbers, there were quite a few thrown around over the course of the taping, and some of the stats and figures I heard were mind-boggling. Here now I present the Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion: By The Numbers, featuring some things you might have heard on the show, some stats that were left on the cutting room floor, and a few figures that I had to put on my thinking cap and tally up myself.
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Backstage At The Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion Taping: The Candids

There’s always a lot of down time at the tapings for these reunion shows, and the day that the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion was filmed was no different. I was there with my camera before, during, and after the show taped to catch some behind-the-scenes moments with the ladies from the show, and it’s safe to say that when they aren’t having their makeup touched up, they’re goofing around with one another, chatting with friends, and kicking those super-high heels off. Check out some of my favorite pictures from the set of Malaysia and Draya (who are a very cute pair in general but they really ham it up for the camera), Jackie and Doug Christie posing together, Imani Showalter, Gloria and Laura Govan, and host John Salley, who was kind enough to literally feed me his lunch.

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Tough Talk: Steve Ward On The Return Of The Exes In Episode 9


Master Matchmaker Steve Ward is back for a third season of Tough Love, and this time he’s traveled south to Miami where the heat is definitely on. Steve will be giving us his thoughts on every episode, and today we spoke with him about the element of bringing all of the exes to the house for a surprise visit.

Was there any one ex on the show last night that caused the most trouble on the show? I would assume George, Michelle‘s ex, created the most drama but maybe I’m wrong.
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Jackie Christie Vs. The Women Of Basketball Wives L.A.: The Definitive Supercut Of Crazy Talk, Back Talk, And Double Talk

We owe our genius video editors a beer (or ten) for putting together this amazing, hilarious compilation of moments from the first season of Basketball Wives L.A.. All the insults, conspiracies, and confrontations between Jackie Christie and the rest of the cast are here, from “Kooky don’t have no answer” to “You must be out of your godd—m mind” to the “lyin’, manipulatin’ lil’ sneaky mother f—er,” this clip has all the best moments of tension between the women. Why must this season end? It’s so goooood. Tune in to part two of the reunion show tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT for the final showdown between all of these ladies.
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