As if any of you were planning to watch the fifth season of Basketball Wives, I have some breaking news that may just send you over the edge completely. TMZ.com is reporting that three of the ladies (and yes, these may actually be considered ladies) are getting axed from the show. While nothing has been confirmed, VH1’s official statement is, “We don’t comment on casting until everything is final. Thanks for checking in.” However, when you hear who is getting the boot–and why–I doubt you’ll be surprised.
First to hit the road is Royce Reed. Why? I would say it’s obvious. First, a lot of the women, including Queen Bee Shaunie O’Neal herself, refuse to film with Royce. I am guessing that makes it more difficult to have a legitimate story line. She doesn’t go on the cast trips, isn’t invited to birthday dinners, and misses out on all the bottle throwing and brawls. Lucky. Second, due to a gag order that has been in place since 2009, she isn’t even allowed to say the name of the basketball player to whom she was never a wife. Sorry, Royce, but the writing seems to be on the wall for you.
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Next on the chopping is block is Jennifer Williams. Hmmm…I guess we won’t be seeing a Jenn and Evelyn Lozada reconciliation like John Salley hinted at when the reunion wrapped. Apparently, Jenn and all her willy-nilly lawsuits for silly and trivial things (like getting punched in the face) make her too much of a liability. I have to laugh my arse off at that rationale. Had Evelyn’s wine bottle met Kenya Bell’s head, she could have been very seriously hurt…but that Jenn, she’s a liability!
Finally, the quiet and classy Kesha Nichols is reportedly being fired as well. According to sources, she is just too boring for the show. Innnnneresting…the one girl who was bullied to the max is getting her walking papers. Me thinks that perhaps Shaunie and Shed want her out of sight and out of mind. As long as she remains on the show, viewers will always tie her to the great Tamitahiti (or taHITya) Roman moment of season four. Kind of makes you wonder who is whispering in Shaunie’s ear, doesn’t it? I, for one, find it extremely telling that the three ladies who will allegedly not be returning are the ONLY three women who didn’t engage in, nor stand for, any kind of violence or intimidation. Shaunie and Suzie Ketcham giggled when Tami went crazy, and even Kenya once removed her kitten heels hoping to brawl! I can’t wait to hear what you, dear readers, have to say about this information!
Here’s hoping that in light of this situation, the women can find more happiness and success in other endeavors, such as acting and lip gloss. Royce seems to taking the time to focus on other things besides her much judged relationship with the sexting Dezmon Briscoe. She tweeted after the reunion, “I wish @Dezbriscoe89 the best but after much thought I found it 2 be n my best interest 2 walk away & focus on my career & my munchkin. Many minds have inquired about whether I’m still with Dezmon Briscoe. Let it be clear that we are not together. I’m happy and super focused!” That’s good to hear!
Kesha also recently gave a video interview to bossip.com, where she discusses why it wasn’t necessary to respond to Tami’s tirades (she didn’t care), how the show negatively portrays black women, and why she was chosen for the show. Kesha also voices her disappointment that none of the women, especially Shaunie, ever tried to use their influence as Tami’s friends to curb her behavior. It’s a very well-spoken interview, and you can watch the whole thing here.
Finally, it’s almost wedding bells for Evelyn and even her even bigger media whore fiance Chad Eightnine Ochocinco Javon Johnson. Even though he legally had his last name changed to Ochocinco, he seems to be going old school for the pair’s wedding invitations. Please enjoy a shot of it below. Please enlighten me about why in the bloody he!! they felt the need to put–what is that? A brooch? A hair comb?–that rhinestone mess on the invitation??
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ROYCE, JENNIFER, AND KENYA BEING FIRED? ARE YOU GLAD ROYCE FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT IN HER RELATIONSHIP WITH DEZMON? COMMENTS ON KESHA’S INTERVIEW AND THAT RIDICULOUS INVITATION?
Nothing shouts real love than the use of fake diamonds!
[Photo Credit: VH1, RumorFix.com]