Renee Graziano must have made an impression during her recent stint as a guest on The View, because View co-star Joy Behar has been tapped to host the upcoming Mob Wives season two reunion. The reunion, which tapes soon, will air in two parts, on May 20 and 27. Here’s to hoping Joy is able to mediate the Drita-Karen-Ramona situation, and whatever other tears and/or punches that may roll.
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Well this is quite the trio. Renee Graziano, Eden Wood and Angela “Big Ang” Raiola attended the Eden’s World premiere party last night and this photo is basically an exercise in not being able to take your eyes off anyone because they’re all so fabulous.
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Big Ang has made a big impression on everyone watching Mob Wives this season. She’s only been in the limelight since January, but ever since her debut on the show, people have flocked to her Staten Island bar, The Drunken Monkey, begged her for retweets on Twitter, and paid homage to her with some amazing artwork and music. And now, the woman is getting her own show. The spinoff, simply called Big Ang will debut this summer and will be a season of all Big Ang, all the time. We can’t wait. For more information about the show, red the press release below.VH1 SET TO HANG OUT WITH “BIG ANG”
Conceived and Produced by Jennifer Graziano in Partnership with Electus, The Weinstein Company and Left/Right, “Big Ang,” is Set to Premiere in the Summer of 2012
With Mob Wives Ratings for Season 2 Up 25% Over Season 1 Read more…
“Big Ang” Has Been Greenlit for 10 Half-Hour Episodes
“In the blink of an eye, this man that I gave my whole entire life to has taken everything from me and my son,” Renee says at the beginning of this week’s Mob Wives. But by the end of the episode, it doesn’t matter, because Renee has vowed that she is her own, new person. Out with the old, in with the new.
Mob Wives executive producer Jennifer Graziano was placed in a very delicate situation this year when she learned that her brother-in-law, Junior Pagan. who accepted a larger role on the show this season, turned out to be an FBI informant. Graziano says she should have realized something was up sooner because when she told him that being a regular cast member would “ruin him on the street,” his response was “I don’t care about that anymore. I want to be in it.”
Graziano tells the New York Post today that after she learned of Pagan’s involvement, she had the option to halt filming but she and Renee both chose not to. “VH1 called me right away and asked me if I wanted to shut it down,” she says. “I told them, ‘No, keep going.’ I would never shut down.” She does admit that because of the huge feeling of betrayal everyone in the family carries, she doesn’t like to talk about Junior, but she concludes by saying “He used to tell me that he was my brother. And, it turns out, he didn’t care about me — and he sure didn’t care about Renee.”
To read the full story, check out the New York Post. Mob Wives airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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