We forget sometimes that celebrities are people too, and sometimes their guilty pleasures are the same as ours. Consider Pan Am star Christina Ricci, who appeared on The Talk the other day and described her passion for reality shows, including our very own Mob Wives and Baseball Wives. In the clip above, Ricci says “Every kind of ‘Housewife’ I can watch…If there’s no ‘Housewife’ on Bravo, I will find the Mob Wives on VH1, or we’ll switch over to the Baseball Wives that comes on after.” We knew we liked this girl for a reason! But it doesn’t stop there. In an interview with VH1′s very own music site, Tuner, the controversial SNL chanteuse Lana Del Rey also discussed her love of Mob Wives, saying “I f*cking love Mob Wives. I like Drita. BAD B*TCH. Wouldn’t mess with her, but she’s beautiful. I heard that one of those girls is Ghostface Killah‘s stylist, and that’s where he gets his minks and jewels from. Is that true?”
And finally, we just learned that Hannibal Lecter himself, Sir Anthony Hopkins, enjoys nothing more than a solitary evening at home with his Staten Island ladies. He recently told The Guardian that his idea of the perfect night would be “Staying in and watching Mob Wives on TV. I don’t have many friends; I’m very much a loner. As a child I was very isolated and I’ve never been really close to anyone. Ask nothing, expect nothing. That’s my creed. We’re all just a bunch of sinners crashing around in the darkness.” A little dark, perhaps, but if Mob Wives helps him through the night, what else can we ask?
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The second season of Mob Wives is only a few episodes in and we can already conclude a few things: ratings are through the roof, fans are obsessed with the cast (both old and new), and you all want more, more, more of these women. And who are we to deny you? VH1 is super-excited to announce the premiere of the Mob Wives after show, which will debut on Sunday night immediately following the show. Called Mob Wives: The Sit Down, the show will be hosted by Carrie Keagan and will feature 2-3 of the women each week. If you don’t already have VH1′s Co-Star app, now would be the time to download that too, since the ladies will be answering fan’s Twitter questions submitted through the app each week.
So set your DVRs, cancel your evening plans, do whatever you’ve got to do to make sure you see this show.
VH1′S “MOB WIVES” TO DEBUT HALF-HOUR POST-SHOW
“MOB WIVES: THE SIT DOWN”
The Series Will Premiere On Sunday, January 29 At 9pm
Los Angeles (January 25, 2012) – With ratings as high as the on-set drama, VH1 today announced that its one-hour hit reality series “Mob Wives” will be immediately followed with a half-hour post-show titled “Mob Wives: The Sit Down,” beginning Sunday, January 29 at 9pm ET/PT. The series will also be produced by TWC, Electus, Left/Right and JustJenn Productions who also produce “Mob Wives” and the upcoming “Mob Wives: Chicago.”
Earlier today we posted a shot from Evelyn Lozada‘s Maxim photo spread, and we found a few more for you to gaze at in awe. (To look at the entire gallery, head over to Maxim.) We hate to throw around a word like “fierce” because it tends to be overdone, but seriously? These pictures are FIERCE in the best way possible (and they’ve inspired me to do some sit-ups as soon as possible).
There’s a lot going on today in the Basketball Wives world, consider this post a little roundup of gossip blowing in from the warm Miami shoreline. First up is this intriguing Tweet that Tami Roman just posted a few minutes ago. In it, she writes “Season 4 BBW so many twists and turns! You guys aren’t going to believe what “TRUTHS” come to light. EPIC!”
Slightly cryptic, not detailed at all, but kudos to her for causing my imagination to RUN WILD right now. Did something happen on the set today? Are things just generally crazy as always? What’s going onnnn?
Next up, Jennifer Williams gave another interview recently where she explained what she thinks is the root of her drama with Evelyn. It’s no secret that their friendship has been on the rocks recently and you’ll definitely see where it goes as soon as the new season begins (February 20!). But in this interview, Jennifer says that it wasn’t her criticism of Chad Ochocinco that led to the rift. She says:
“Let me tell you what she’s mad over ‘cause this always comes up. She hates the fact that I’m really good friends with NeNe [Leakes], and she hates the fact that me and Mashonda are good friends. I feel like it’s all coming from a place of hurt, and she’s turning it into anger. Why do you care who I’m friends with? Like, that’s ridiculous. I live in New York. You live in Miami. I don’t care who you hang out with. I’m kinda over it because I just feel like I’m at a point at my life where I’m trying to get rid of negative energy,” she said. “To me, I feel like it’s something so minuscule. It’s not like I slept with Chad. It’s not something irreparable. It’s something stupid that you’re mad over. If you really are mad because I have other friends, I think that’s completely ridiculous.”
We’re curious whether or not Evelyn will rebut that argument. But speaking of Evelyn, she’s in the news today as well because she is appearing in Maxim magazine. The Insider and Maxim have posted photos from her shoot (we have one, above) and quotes Ev as saying “I was so thrilled and honored to shoot with Maxim magazine. This was one of the most professional and best shoots I’ve ever had and it was truly exhilarating!” Lots going on with these women, it’s hard to keep up!
Back in December, we posted a video of a photo shoot that Love And Hip Hop star Emily Bustamante was involved with for KONTROL Magazine. In that video, we got a glimpse of Emily primping and posing for the camera in a couple different outfits, and now we have a few more of the pictures from that day. The red dress, by Michael Kors, looks amazing, but it’s impossible to pick which look is our fave.
[Photos: KONTROL via Necole Bitchie]
Season two of Love And Hip Hop has come to a close, and there are still so many questions, so many things left hanging in the balance. One person whose story is definitely still unfolding is Kimbella. After numerous fights, a boyfriend who was in jail when last we saw her, and a new baby on the way, Kim has definitely had more than her share of drama and she spoke to Necole Bitchie about it. Here are some of the highlights from this great conversation. (Note, this interview was conducted before she announced her pregnancy so that topic doesn’t come up).
Kimbella on her thoughts about the show and how she came off: Of course it wasn’t what I expected. I don’t think there was any way I really could’ve been prepared for it but I’m really happy. But I do wish I wasn’t as nice as I was. I wish I would’ve shown my more aggressive side. People take my kindness for weakness. I don’t judge anybody. Basically people pre-judge me. And watching it, I realize I should’ve had my guard up with each individual. I’m not as nice as they made me seem. Anything that comes my way, I do not back down. I hold my own. I don’t care who you are, I’m gonna fight for who I am, take it or leave it. Some of the girls wanted to judge me and they didn’t know me and it’s pitiful.
On telling Emily about her tryst with Fab in the first episode: I came in there wanting to tell her, this was my second time seeing Emily. I knew she knew, I’d heard that she knew. So I wanted to tell her and just get it out in the open before someone else brought it up. I wanted her to hear it from me. And the thing is, what they don’t show you is Emily came to me later and said, ‘Thank you for telling me because I saw your name in his phone and I was gonna ask you about it.’
On her relationship with Chrissy after their fight: Chrissy wasn’t around. She stopped production for 3 weeks because she didn’t want to tape with me. So there was absolutely no relationship.
We’ve mentioned our fondness for the lovely Denise Vasi, the actress who has joined the cast of Single Ladies for season two, but right now we might be more jealous of her than anything. Vasi posted a few pictures to her Twitter account last night from a dinner where she was joined by her new co-star and on-screen love interest, William Levy. There’s a reason this guy was voted People En Espanol‘s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011. Good Lord. Pretty sure we’ve never seen as good-looking a couple as this. More hotness is below in our gallery, and to catch up on all the latest Vasi/Levy news, follow them on Twitter @denisevasi and @willylevy29.
And they all lived hapily ever after. Okay, some of them lived mostly okay ever after.
Rumors have been flying for the past couple of weeks with the news that someone in the Love And Hip Hop cast was pregnant. While Chrissy admitted in the season finale that she and Jim were going to try and start a family soon, and news outlets reported that Yandy was unequivocally with child (which she has denied), we learned the truth tonight, that the woman who is expecting is none other than Kimbella. Watch the clip above as Kim reveals the news to her parents and weigh in in our comments section with how you feel about her news. Are you happy for her or are you, like her mother, concerned for her because of her rocky relationship?