One of the most popular posts the VH1 Blog has ever done was a gallery of old photos of Big Ang before she joined the cast of Mob Wives (and in some cases before any plastic surgery). In honor of Ang’s brand new show, Miami Monkey, which debuted last night, we have a whole new batch of throwback photos of this larger than life mob wife. With some help from her daughter (and co-star), Raquel, we gathered up some incredible old family photos of Ang from way back. The woman has reinvented her look more times than Lady Gaga and there was never a trend she didn’t try, so take a peek at 30 of her greatest looks through the years.
Miami Monkey airs Sundays at 10PM ET/PT.
[Photos: Angela Raiola and Raquel Donofrio]
Has there ever been a better idea than sending Staten Island’s most magical Mob Wife to Miami to open a South Beach installment of her successful bar? The answer, obviously, is no. Miami Monkey is Big Ang at her absolute biggest, and she’s brought along some sassy new meat to make her new show that much more ridiculous. Even better, she’s also got some “Miami girls” (and a guy) on board to help her open her new bar, and she may have discovered the greatest – and hottest – reality villain of all time. (Yes, yes, of course I mean Morgan.)
Every second of this show is wonderfully insane, but we’ve picked out THE most important things you need to know about tonight’s episode, in which a bunch of attractive women yell at each other in bikinis, more or less.
The women from Hollywood Exes continue their vacay in Park City — and unfortunately, they continue dealing with drama as well. What ignites confrontation this time around?
Why did Big Ang choose to open the Miami Monkey in South Beach? “Staten Island is dead and Miami is full of life,” Big Ang’s daughter and business partner Raquel explains in this pre-season interview to get us ready for tonight’s big premiere. You know who else is full of life? Everyone who steps into the bar. From the beach location to the skimpy bikinis that everyone in the cast loves to wear, to the serious Miami attitude, this bar is destined for greatness. Tune in tonight at 10PM ET/PT for your first taste.
What were our favorite ladies up to before they were stars on Hollywood Exes? Sure, we know all about their famous former spouses, but these ladies had no problem stepping into the spotlight in their own rights.
Jonathan McDaniel aka Lil J aka J has been a musician long before he was competing for Ahsha’s heart as German on Hit The Floor. After recording his first album at 15, Jonathan landed a recurring role on That’s So Raven, temporarily putting his musical aspirations on hold. Now, he’s getting back to his roots.
There are two kinds of selfies in this world, those that try to be sexy and stylish, and those that try to be funny. Somehow, Malaysia Pargo and Draya Michele managed to capture both of those elements in this photo on Draya’s Instagram. In the caption, Draya writes “You can’t sit with us…. @styleingrace1 #BBWLA3″ Yup, they’re filming the new season. I wonder who they’re talking about?
It seems like every week on Marrying The Game, Game or Tiffney need to have a heart-to-heart with someone on the outside in order to get a step closer to figuring out their own relationship. From the bishop, to Tiff’s aunt, they’re always seeking advice, and this week, Game has a one-on-one chat with his pal, Frank, who was once a ladies man, but has been in a committed marriage for fourteen years. Frank has some valid advice about commitment and having a ride-or-die partner, but he also offers a harsh truth about sex after marriage. In short, Frank says it’s worth investing in some lotion.
This week, get ready for TWO back-to-back episodes of Marrying The Game, starting at 9:30PM ET/PT on Monday night.
After a field trip to a NASCAR race, the big question in the Harris household is “Who is the best driver?” Tiny thinks she is, and Tip obviously thinks he is, so there’s about to be some competition over here. “If Tameka truly feels in her heart of hearts that she is a better driver than I, something tells me this is going to get competitive,” Tip says. A soap-box derby will help decide. Find out who wins this Monday at 9PM ET/PT on The Family Hustle.
This week we were treated to a double dose of La La’s Full Court Life where La La received some heartfelt advice from her friend and costar, Kevin Hart, and later went on a scavenger hunt throughout Las Vegas. From starting her new clothing line and promoting her makeup line to starring in a major film, we loved seeing La La’s growing success this season.