Following the mega success of Basketball Wives, VH1 is now planning to expand the series with a new spinoff!
The network announced this week that Basketball Wives L.A. will debut in August! The new series is descried as “explosive” and will follow the lives of the wives and girlfriends of players on both the Lakers and their cross-town rivals, the Clippers.
The Basketball Wives LA cast includes: Kimsha Artest (wife of Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers), Gloria Govan (fiancée of Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers), Laura Govan(sister of Gloria Govan and former fiance of NBA player Gilbert Arenas whom she has three kids by), Jackie Christie (wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers) and Imani Showalter (fiancée of Stephen Jackson, Charlotte Bobcats) as well as others.
Shaunie O’Nealwill also serve as the executive producer of this 10 episode, hour-long series. The press release promises “cameras will follow these women as they attempt to juggle their relationships, infidelity issues, children and friendships while trying to find the perfect balance between supporting their families and realizing their own career ambitions.”
“Basketball Wives LA” is coming to VH1 Monday, August 29 at 8 PM ET/PT.
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The drama took place on Friday, June 10 when Mario decided to confront Jill at a party in the Hamptons about the comments she had been making about his wife Ramona. Jill claims Mario shoved her during the confrontation, citing her assistant/rep Darren Bettencourt witnessed the incident.
“He definitely scared me,” said Jill to E!. “He was belligerently screaming at me in front of friends. I was shocked. He shoved me. Darren [her assistant/rep] was my witness and he had to get in the middle and tell him to get off of me.” In addition to Darren, the only other person who would attest to Jill’s version is a man named Trevor Cork, who is coincidentally a close friend of Darren’s.
Following the first report last week, Ramona came out stating camp Jill was exaggerating the events that happened while also accusing Jill of leaking negative stories to the press about her. “So not true,” said Ramona last week. “Did they talk? Yes. Then she, Jill, walked away.” Ramona also added, “Jill has her reps make up exaggerated stories about me as this is the only way she can get press.”
And following Jill’s statements last night,Alex McCord also expressed her skepticism. “I wouldn’t put much stock in what you are reading in the gossip column,” she said. “Sometimes the things that get leaked out are truthful and sometimes the things that get leaked out are not and sometimes they are malicious. Sometimes that fight is on our show and sometimes that fight is in the press.”
So a man allegedly shoved Jill in front of others and instead of calling the cops or filing a report, she calls up E! News? And no one else around called the cops? If this allegation by Jill is made up, then it must mark a new low for her as it’s a pretty serious allegation. And if it is true, she should have pressed charges as violence against anyone is never okay. Another reason why this story seems a bit hard to believe is because the original story leaked to the press made zero mention of any physical attack. As for Ramona, she has yet to respond to Jill’s latest allegations.
Meanwhile this latest drama is right on schedule as the RHONY reunion is scheduled to film tomorrow.
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UPDATE – Jill’s rep Darren is denying he leaked the original story to E!, citing he was contacted by E! to comment on the story.
The RHOBH won an award in the Best Reality Series category in a tie with A and E’s “Hoarders.” The Beverly Hills housewives were nominated in that category alongside Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Hoarders, Sister Wives, and Undercover Boss. Photos of the housewives below!
“Mazel to The Real Housewives of Bev Hills – the TV Critic’s Assn “Best Reality Show” winner!!” tweeted Andy Cohen yesterday.
In other BH news, Taylor hosted a pool birthday party over the weekend at the Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Taylor, who turned 40, celebrated her birthday by showing off her skin & bones bod in a bikini! Photos from that below as well!
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“We kicked the night off with dinner at the delicious Sugar Factory restaurant and then moved on to Chateau Nightclub. It was a blast! They brought out the most amazing cake for me at Chateau, it was all gold! So fab!,” blogged Khloe. More photos from the birthday event below!
In other Kardashian news, it appears Kimmy is planning to slim down in preparation for her big day aka her upcoming wedding.
Yesterday, Kim revealed via her twitter page that she plans on using the Quicktrim diet supplement, which she is a spokesperson for, to lose a few pounds before saying ‘I do.’ After one of her fans tweeted to her that they were “on [their] way to GNC to buy some QuickTrim,” Kim, 30, responded: “Take some for me! I’m about to start again! #Wedding slimdown.”
Odd as Kim has stated in the past that she is proud of her curves, plus judging from her recent photos it doesn’t appear she needs to lose any weight.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PICS? DOES KIMMY NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT?
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In the newly released one and a half minute trailer, Rachel Zoecan be seen going bananas as she tries to juggle her pregnancy, marriage, and very demanding job as a stylist to the A-listers.
With the departure of her right hand man Brad Goreski, Rachel appears to have found his replacement in a new dramatic assistant. The video also shows Rachel styling Kim Kardashian in a scene that is buttnanas, while she is also forced to deal with the reported drama with her former assistant Brad. The video trailer is below!
The show returns to Bravo on Aug 2 at 10/9c.
And above is a new photo of a very stylish 3-month-old baby Skyler with mommy and daddy taken last Thursday during a Babies R Us event in West Hollywood. You can click on the image to make it bigger.
Just days after Crystal, 25, called off her wedding to Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner, she decided to capitalize host a pool party at Las Vegas’s Wet Republic, much to the dismay of Holly Madison who slammed her on twitter.
“That’s a new low,” tweeted Hef’s ex Holly of Crystal’s decision to host a party on her would be wedding day. “That’s disgusting and whoever booked her is tacky,” added Holly.
When someone tweeted on whether or not a film crew would be around to film Crystal’s pool party, Holly responded with this tweet – “Trust me, NO ONE is interested in filming Crystal! She left Lifetime high and dry while filming a 2 hour special!” Holly is referring to a deal Crystal and Hef had with the Lifetime network to air a special on their wedding.
As for Crystal, she did not respond to Holly’s criticism directly, instead choosing to retweet a fan’s message to her. “Its cool that ur being WAY classier than Holly by behaving civilized & never speaking badly about her, even though u could! @CrystalHarris,” was the message retweeted by Crystal.
And in an interview with PEOPLE, Crystal attempted to shed some light on her controversial decision to party this Saturday. “I’m doing okay,” said Crystal. “I just had to get away. Today is the day and I just had to get away. I’m going back tonight so I just wanted to get away for the day.”
Crystal insists Hef is not heartbroken citing he has a lot of other women to keep him company. “It doesn’t make sense to have so many women around but still have a marriage,” she said. “It doesn’t make sense, so it was the right thing. I wasn’t the only woman in Hef’s life and it wasn’t going to stay that way after the marriage.”
When it comes to the linking up with famewhore Heidi, sources close to Crystal reveal Heidi reached out to her following the break up and invited her to co-host the party. . Meanwhile it appears Hef and Crystal remain cordial. Hef tweeted over the weekend, “Crystal came by to see how I’ve been doing. We remain close friends.”
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The VH1 reality star recently announced her plans to pen and release a series of books called “The Wives Association.” So will these books be tell-alls? That answer is a no and yes as Evelyn, 34, reveals it will be a series of novels which will fictionalized based on some of her own experiences of being involved with a professional athlete (she dated NBA player Antoine Walker for 10 years).
The novel’s main character will be Evelyn’s alter ego, Eve Inez-Landon. “I have a bunch of journals from when I was in my previous relationship and I would write down everything that was going on of how I felt, or what was going on in my life,” said Evelyn to EUR Web. “And then when I started moving out, I found these journals and I started reading them. And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this is crazy – everything that I went through!’”
Evelyn adds that the stories will also include that of other athlete wives and girlfriends. “I have a lot of girlfriends that were married, and still married to a lot of these players. And the stories you hear – what goes on with the staff, and just living in that circle – I don’t think anybody can relate unless you live in it. So I figure why not come out and make a juicy book about it,” said Evelyn.
In other news, following the dramatic showdown on the last episode of Basketball Wives, Jennifer Williams is now talking about her relationship, or lack there of, with costar Royce Reed, mostly Royce’s decision to keep in touch with her ex Eric Williams on the twitter.
“I felt like she just stabbed me in the back,” said Jennifer to the HollywoodLife. “I was disappointed that she would even stoop that low. There are just certain codes that people need to respect and that’s one of them. It’s inappropriate.”
“I think it’s just girlfriends 101 — there are certain things you don’t do,” continued Jennifer. “I don’t think she would appreciate if I was doing that to one of her exes. I was just trying to get her to see the point.”
As for Evelyn’s violent reaction to Royce during the sitdown, Jennifer states Evelyn was just trying to defend her. “Sometimes talking to her [Royce] — it goes in one ear and out the other. She basically didn’t get it,” said Jennifer. “Evelyn was just defending me and it kind of took on a life of it’s own. So then they started arguing. And then Evelyn just picked up the drink and threw it at her. It got crazy.”
A new episode of the Basketball Wives airs tonight on VH1 at 8/7c!
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Months after stating Bravo was likely done with new housewives franchises following the Miami disaster, it seems Andy Cohen is deciding to leave that door open.
In a new interview with Variety, the Bravo executive VP of original programming and development reveals he’s happy with the current franchises on the air but is always open to adding a new series if all things are right.
“We’re at a really good place right now,” says Andy. “Each city will be on for three or four months, and then they go away for close to a year. That’s a nice thing. It allows the women to regroup. It also allows the viewers to miss them.”
Andy adds that if the cast is right, a new additional franchise is possible while also revealing a shocker! According to Andy, Bravo actually tried to get a Texas franchise, which might or might not be my dream franchise, going but failed to find the right cast.
“You only want cities with strong points of view, cities that have strong regional personalities,” explains Andy. “We’ve tried to mount a Texas (incarnation), but we never hit the nail on the head with casting.”
Sighs. Here’s to hoping the socialites, famewhores, and housewives of Dallas will step up to the plate and allow their lives to be featured on Bravo! I stand strong in my belief that a Texas franchise would be G.E.N.I.U.S.
In other Andy news, a new report came out today stating he is one of the three finalists being considered by ABC to replace Regis Philbin on “Live with Regis and Kelly.” The other two finalists are said to be Ryan Seacrest and Mark Consuelos.
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