The press release promises the second season of Mob Wives will pick up where the first left off – with each cast member dealing with major personal life issues.
“The rift between Karen and Drita is far from over – will they ever be able to ‘bury the hatchet’? Renee goes under the knife for major plastic surgery that may have some unexpected consequences, while also contemplating her future with her ex-husband Junior. Drita is considering her options when it comes to leaving her husband Lee – while Carla’s relationship with her estranged husband Joe may take an unexpected twist. And, of course, everyone wants to know what’s in Karen’s soon-to-be-released book – the one she moved back to New York to write!”
Even better, the network also announced that a new spin-off Mob Wives: Chicago will debut in the Spring 2012! Yes Mob Wives: Chicago will introduce a new cast of women suffering the stronzi and agita of their Mafiosi connections.
“Our viewers connected so strongly with our New York cast that we were skeptical about trying to repeat that success, said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production. “But once we met these ladies from Chicagoland heard their truly unbelievable stories, we knew that viewers would become just as captivated as we did. These women’s life experiences may be far different from our own, but their current struggles to stand on their own two feet are relatable to everyone.”
So there you have it folks! Mob Wives season 2 will return Jan. 1 at 8/7c while the new Chicago spinoff will debut in Spring of 2012!
TELL US – LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON OF MOB WIVES? THOUGHTS ON THE CHICAGO SPIN-OFF?
They’ve defiled conquered Los Angeles, Miami and most recently New Orleans, so it was only a matter of time before Oxygen’s Bad Girls Clubheaded to Las Vegas!
Yes, Oxygen has announced the all new season 8 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada! The network promises, “A brand new cast of seven young women travel to Las Vegas and in a series first, two of the girls are sisters…twins!” Twins? Should definitely make for an interesting season!
While the all new season won’t premiere until January 23 at 9/8c, viewers will get a chance to meet the new cast on Monday, December 5 right before the 10/9c premiere of “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love, Too.” Oxygen will air an exclusive “Bad Girls Club Preview Special” at 9:30pm ET/PT.
The names of the new Bad Girls are: Gia Sapp-Hernandez, Erica Figueroa, Gabi Victor, Jenna Russo, Dani Victor, Amy Cieslowski, and Demitra Roche.
[Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/Oxygen Media]
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAST AND NEW SEASON? EXCITED?
In today’s not so shocking Kardashian news, a new report states Kim Kardashian is making certain she will be edited to be a victim on her upcoming E! reality show, while her husband of 72 days Kris Humphries will be made to be a jerk!
According to a new report by RadarOnline, Kim, who isn’t an executive producer onKourtney and Kim Take New York, still has full editorial control over what appears on the show.
Kim will be seen “as the victim, and Kris will definitely be the bad guy. Kim was stunned by the amount of bad press and the public relations nightmare she has endured since deciding to file for divorce,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
The source adds that Kim is hoping to use the show to repair her now tarnished image: “Kim will be using the show to attempt to rehab her image. Kim has been telling her inner circle that she has worked very hard to get where she has, and she isn’t going to let her marriage and subsequent decision to divorce Kris Humphries ruin that.” Who knew a sex tape was hard work? A preview clip of Kim being a poor suffering wife of 72 days on the E! show is below!
“Kim carefully and methodically plans all of her business decisions, and that is how she is looking at her divorce, is all business. Of course she is sad, but it’s all about Kim’s endorsement deals and paid promotional appearances. There were reports that Kim was going to lay low after she filed for divorce, yet several days later she was in Atlanta shooting a role in the movie, The Marriage Counselor.”
In fact, the current issue of Star magazine confirms Kim’s current “misery” has more to do with her money and public backlash than love. “Kim is desperately trying to get her career and megadollar endorsements back in place,” says a source who adds that her pimpmomager Kris Jenner is guiding the plan. “She’s doing everything she can to turn this around.” And this includes Kim’s spontaneous trip to meet with Kris at his family’s home in Minnesota after the divorce filing.
A source tells the mag that trip was a “sham” and definitely not an attempted reconciliation. “The Kardashians wanted the meeting to make Kim look more human and compassionate, but it did neither,” says the source. “If anything, the visit convinced the Humphries that she’s nothing more than a gold digger that used their son for her personal gain.”
Star adds that Kris Jenner has now enlisted not one, but three PR specialists to do damage control because the entire family is suffering from the backlash. Ai ya ya.
A source also claims to Radar that poor victim Kimmie, who began watching the footage after filming wrapped in mid-October, was “mortified” and only decided to divorce Kris after seeing the awful way he treated her and her family on the new show. Riiight. “The marriage was already under a tremendous amount of stress, but she just couldn’t believe that she had married this man that was treating her and her family like this,” says a source. The new E! show which is set to premiere November 27, will reportedly portray Kris as a “lazy and insensitive” villain.
As for Kris, 26, he made his first promotional appearance Thursday at a NYC press conference announcing his endorsement deal with Sector watches (he is reportedly getting paid $150,000).
During the press conference, Kris spoke briefly on his divorce heartbreak. “I’m happy to be here. As you all know, this has been a difficult time in my life, and I’m so grateful [for] my friends at Sector for their unwavering support,” he said.
There have been reports and speculation that Kris might have signed a confidentiality agreement before marrying Kim which would prohibit him from speaking negatively about her in the case of a divorce. This would explain why Kris’s dad and friends have been publicly speaking out on his behalf. Kim is rumored to have signed one as well, though unfortunately for Kris, she never signed anything preventing her from making him look like a douche on her reality show!
While Kris isn’t opening up, those close to him continue to do his bidding. The latest issue of OK! magazine reports Kim actually gave up on the marriage less than two weeks after they were wed! Other reports have claimed she talked to a divorce lawyer days before her wedding. “He really thought she just gave up too quickly and didn’t even try,” an insider says. “It came out of nowhere — he really didn’t see the divorce coming. He’s angry and also very sad.”
“It’s been painful. Kris said that he never thought in a million years she would file for divorce without giving it a chance,” the insider says. “He wanted to try. He thought in a few weeks things would be smoothed over.”
Kim, however, had different ideas and even asked Kris not to accompany her on a previously planned promotional trip to Australia. “All of a sudden, he woke up to a divorce — and then no one would return his calls,” recalls Kris’ friend. In fact, sources close to Kim admit this is true but state Kim was advised by her handlers to cut off communication with Kris. Wowzers.
However, the mag adds that Kris is not ready to give up on Kim yet. “Kris is a little bit in denial about the whole thing,” says one pal. “Kris really did love her and he still does.”
[Photo credit: WENN]
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? DO YOU THINK THERE’S ANY HOME FOR THE KARDASHIANS TO FIX THEIR TARNISHED IMAGES? DO YOU BELIEVE KRIS IS A JERK?
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Following the comments by Nene Leakesthat she “plays both sides of the fence” and is a “hater,” Kandi Burruss is now firing back and defending herself. In the process, Kandi also takes some shots at Cynthia Bailey for being a phony friend to the Nene. You know, the type of friend that encourages you to buy a home you can’t afford so she can come vacation there!
“OK, I had to go back and fast forward this episode to Kim’s birthday to see where I was allegedly ‘hating’ and ‘playing both sides’ as NeNe says,” writes Kandi in her Bravo blog. “After re-watching it I have to ask, what the h*ll were y’all watching where you hear me hating on her or playing both sides?”
Kandi continues, “First off I don’t say anything about either one of them behind their backs that I won’t say to them in person, and I’ve never said anything about either one of them that wasn’t true… I did not say anything negative about Cynthia or NeNe. When Kim asked me about the trip I said it was cool and to end any more conversations about the trip I made the joke, “The one thing that I can say to y’all is that she’s rich now.” That was the on-going joke ever since NeNe and Sheree had that argument, so it wasn’t a big deal.”
Kandi adds: “I even said something to NeNe about the “I’m rich” comment when I was with her in Miami, so it’s not like I didn’t make a joke of it in front of her. I’ve never tried to make NeNe feel like I wasn’t cool with the other girls. So clearly she knew that I would continue to hang out with them when I got back.”
As for the “hater” allegations made by the Nene, Kandi, arguably the wealthiest and most modest of the Atlanta housewives, makes it clear she is far from a Nene hater.
“For anyone to suggest I’m hating on NeNe would mean that she had something I could be jealous about or felt the need to hate on. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that NeNe has that I want or can’t buy if I wanted to. I have my own lane and I stay in it. She doesn’t do what I do. What I do for a living is not even in her job description. We are not in competition. There’s no way you can even compare us,” writes Kandi.
Kandi then explains why she advised Nene against purchasing the $9 million home in Miami, you know, assuming Nene could even afford a house worth 10% of that amount! “Being in the industry as long as I have has allowed me to see the mistakes of others who have made a lot of money but over extended themselves and not thought about the possibility that they may not continue to make that same money forever. I’ve seen people who were way more successful than me have their houses foreclosed and cars repossessed, because they acted as though the money would never stop,” Kandi blogs.
Kandi also makes some very valid points about not only Cynthia’s gullibility, but also her somewhat phony friendship with the Nene.
“Some people love to have friends who just stroke their egos and encourage them to buy the big houses and the most expensive cars, but when times get hard and you need help, they’re not going to pay for a damn thing,” says Kandi. “They’ll sit up and enjoy the ride with you, but when the money train stops, they’ll be on to the next. People need to stop using the term hater so loosely.”
Kandi finishes up her blog by scoffing at the Nene’s claims that she’s the most successful out of the RHOA cast members. She wrote: “I saw a comment where NeNe stated she was the most successful out of all of us. She couldn’t have been referring to me. Please, let’s not make it a pissing contest of who’s more successful, because we definitely don’t want to start listing credits. I don’t even want to do you like that. That would be petty anyway. I love commending other women when they’re making big things happen…”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK KANDI IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES? IS CYNTHIA A PHONY FRIEND TO NENE? DO YOU BELIEVE NENE CAN AFFORD A $9 MILLION HOME?
The Real Estalker first broke the news of Alexis’s fancy new home. While it still remains unclear if Alexis actually purchased the home with hubbyJim Bellino, or is renting the fancy digs, what is clear is that she now resides in the three-story Mediterranean-style house! The price on the home? Listings have ranged from $4,999,999 to $5,900,000 within the last year.
Alexis’s new home is 7,146 square feet and boasts five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The home also comes with an elevator, eight-car garage, a rooftop deck, private beach access plus ocean views from nearly every room.
If you recall, on the OC reunion show this year, Alexis denied rumors of financial troubles and then promised her and hubby Jim would be paying cash on their next home purchase! Though it’s still a puzzle on how a couple goes from being in foreclosure and filing bankruptcy for their company (one of Jim’s businesses) to residing in a $5 mil mansion — all within a year! Perhaps the new season of the RHOC will shed some light on this.
In the meantime, more photos of Alexis’ new home are below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ALEXIS NEW HOME?
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The explosive fight took place during a party Emily hosted to celebrate finally getting a backbone the end of her nine-year relationship with rapper Fabolous. Kimbella, not wanting to go the route of Evelyn Lozada on Basketball Wives, decided to inform Emily — in front of everyone — that she dated Fabolous while Emily B was pregnant with his son. Kimbella has stated she had no idea Fabolous had a girlfriend.
Emily, while appearing hurt, took the news rather calmly but for some reason, Chrissy decided to physically attack Kimbella claiming she had no right to inform Emily of the news the way she did. Chrissy, reportedly age 41, punched Kimbella and even savagely stomped on her while she was down.
Fast forward today and Chrissy is now revealing she regrets her actions… sort of, saying she is sorry for allowing Kimbella to take her to that place. Apparently, Kimbella is the one to blame for her over the top anger.
“I don’t regret my feelings, but I regret the way I allowed myself to be pulled out of character. [Vanderhee]’s another grown woman, and it’s crazy to put your hands on somebody like that,” said Chrissy to MTV News. “It’s just that I was so hurt and so caught in the moment — it was just reactional. I just reacted to the pain. I know it’s gonna sound crazy, but it wasn’t really personal.”
Chrissy goes on to admit she didn’t really give Kimbella a fair chance. “I really didn’t get a chance to know her [Kimbella], so I don’t know what her intent was, but I just felt like it was hurtful,” said Chrissy of coming to Emily’s defense. “I can only deal with what was in front of me and it just came across really hurtful.”
Chrissy’s boyfriend Jim Jones (who is on the same label as Kimbella’s boyfriend Juelz Santana) admits the fight put him in an awkward position. “It’s awkward,” Jim admitted. “If it was a fight with anyone else, it wouldn’t matter to me, but due to the fact that Juelz is my brother, it’s a little bit different.”
As for Kimbella, she insists she meant well in her actions. “I didn’t come at [Emily B] maliciously. I had good intentions and I wasn’t there to hurt anyone or take anything from anyone,” said Kimbella to MTV. “I could’ve taken her aside to tell her that privately, but I felt like in the moment, Emily was so proud that she was leaving [Fab], and I was just in that moment with her.”
My take is Chrissy’s actions were completely uncalled for… especially if she is 41-years-old. She is simply too grown to be attacking another woman… especially over an issue that doesn’t even concern her to begin with. I believe she had it out for Kimbella from the start. As for Kimbella, I don’t know if she really meant well with Emily (perhaps telling her in private would have been better), but she did not deserve to be attacked and stomped on.
As for Kimbella and Fabolous, he recently stated he did not date her and barely knows who she is. Uh uh.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CHRISSY’S ACTIONS? WAS IT NECESSARY OR UNCALLED FOR? DO YOU THINK KIMBELLA MEANT WELL WITH EMILY?
If you recall, Bravo host Andy Cohen was criticized by some fans of Teresa Giudice as they felt he was simply too hard on her.
Today, Melissa is now speaking out because she disagrees with the criticism. According to Melissa, her sister-in-law Tre made herself a target.
“I don’t think he was too hard on her at all,” Melissa tells Star. “It’s Andy’s job to ask the questions, and Teresa has put herself at the center of all the issues and controversy. Otherwise, we’d be sitting around smiling at each other and not saying a word, which I highly doubt is what the viewers would have in mind.”
Melissa continues, “There were so many hurt feelings on the reunion show because of something dramatic that happened the night before. I can’t tell you what it was — but it’ll be on season four.”
The incident she’s referring to is the Porsche Fashion show drama during which sources have told us Teresa tried to expose Melissa as a past stripper, though she was never even one.
Melissa, 32, who has just been named the “reality advisor and ambassador” for Voli Light Vodkas, however reveals Teresa and her are in a much better place today. Why do I feel like we’ve heard this one before???
“She and I have talked since the reunion and are on better terms now,” says Melissa. “We’ve had our ups and downs — but in the end, we’re still family.”
In a separate interview with the Boston Herald, Melissa also reveals she has no regrets about doing the RHONJ saying the show actually brought Teresa and her closer together (was she watching the same show we were watching?!)
“I have no regrets,” said Melissa. “We weren’t speaking at all before the show. The show brought us together, and we have to be in the same room and fix the problems instead of avoiding each other. It helped us to get back together.”
As for her singing, Melissa states she is simply ignoring the haters and back in the studio! “I think it was gutsy of me to sing on national TV when I’ve never been completely properly trained,” Melissa said. “I’m out there for everybody to judge.”
While the RHONJ cast just finished filming season 4 weeks ago, Melissa adds that Bravo has yet to inform them if they will be returning for season 5. A report came out last month stating Bravo planned to fire Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita after season 4. Guess we will have to wait and see.
TELL US: THOUGHTS ON MELISSA’S INTERVIEW? DOES TERESA MAKE HERSELF A TARGET? WHAT CAST CHANGES DO YOU WANT TO SEE FOR SEASON 5?
The new VH1 series Baseball Wives doesn’t premiere for two weeks, but one of the show’s stars, Anna Benson, is already stirring up some controversy!
Anna, the outspoken wife of former Mets player Kris Benson, doesn’t hold back in a new interview as she disses the cast of Basketball Wives by stating she and her costars are much, much classier than them. Shots fired!
In a new interview with the NY Post, Anna, a former stripper, declares: “We are not like the ‘Basketball Wives,’ ”adding, “We are classy.” Wowzers.
Even better, Anna, 35, goes on to describe the clASSy manner in which she met her husband. According to Anna, she met Kris in 1998 while dancing at Atlanta club Mardi Gras.
When it comes to her classy costars, Anna explains there will definitely be some fireworks as she admits she is already feuding with one of them. “It definitely will come out, which one I like the least,” she teases. “We can just name her ‘skank.’ Actually, ‘skank possum!’ ”
Anna then goes on to describe her life before meeting her millionaire husband. “When I came to Kris, I had nothing — two pairs of panties and one bra,” said the mother of four. “Suddenly, I found I was married to a millionaire.”
After briefly filing for divorce in 2006, Anna now reveals her marriage is stronger than ever. “I am so in love with Kris. He is such a stud in bed and everywhere else,” she says.
The very outspoken Anna is mostly known for the comments she made on the Howard Stern Show back in 2004 when she threatened to sleep with her husband’s entire team if she ever caught him cheating. Anna also graced the cover of FHM magazine in 2004 when she was named “baseball’s hottest wife.”
Baseball Wives is set to premiere November 30 on VH1 (9/8c).
Below are some older photos of the clASSy Anna including one with her husband Kris!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON ANNA’S COMMENTS AND ANNA IN GENERAL?