Um, please help me out here. As usual, I am watching Basketball Wives: LA this season, and I knew that Imani Showalter's presence was going to be up in the air. I can't say I'm shocked to see that she didn't return this season, as she didn't bring the drama. However, I am totally shocked to see her Twitter profile picture (above). Is that Imani or her daughter? That is not the Imani I remember from last season. Am I going crazy? It's like that recent episode of Real Housewives of New York when an overly airbrushed Pinot Singer was confused for daughter Avery.
Anyhoo, I digress. So Imani isn't joining the crazy ladies for a sophomore season. Little is known about why she isn't back for round two, although there has been a lot of speculation.
The women of Basketball Wives L.A. are back and are as unhinged as ever. At least a few of them are actual wives though, so it is an easier premise to swallow than its original counterpart…sort of. All of the original players are back it appears, although Imani Showalter is missing from the credits and she is replaced by Brooke Bailey.
The show begins with a discussion between Wacky Jackie Christie and her long suffering time spouse and confidante Doug. Jackie is worried about her daughter. After the death of mother, she allowed her daughter to stay in Washington. Jackie isn't sure how well she'll handle this whole "being independent" thing. Doug reveals that Jackie's daughter has texted him a few times, and he thinks she's doing just fine. Jackie starts rationalizing in a way that only Jackie can, blabbering on about sisterhoods and bonds and how easy it is for her to admit when she's wrong. Jackie is ready to apologize to her co-stars, and she has come to the conclusion that she just can't help people who don't want to be helped…and that is all she was trying to do. Again, sort of.
Tonight is the season premiere of Basketball Wives LA and Vh1 has done a bit of a cast overhaul to guarantee more drama. As if they need it! Below are the cast photos and what we can expect this year. You know, other than fighting, bickering, drama and two-faced nonsense?
Basketball Wives: LA premieres tonight on VH1 at 8/7c.
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The ladies of Basketball Wives L.A. are back and more dramatic than ever! The season starts this Monday, September 10 at 8PM ET on VH1.
Jackie Christie deals with letting her daughter go out on her own, and she's a bit unnerved to find out that her daughter has been in touch with Doug. Given their interactions, Jackie is still as cray cray as ever. You've got to love this woman.
Laura Govan is back in Los Angeles from Orlando with her new body and a positive outlook on her relationship. Her sister Gloria Govan is working on her relationship Matt Barnes after an eight month break-up, and she's creating a cookbook. The sisters pretend they haven't had much contact in the eight months since filming last wrapped. Oh VH1, you are so subtle with the scripting!
Draya Michelle and Malaysia Pargo are also back for another season. Malaysia has spent the interim in Atlanta, and her jewelry line is doing great. Draya has been modeling up a storm, but she wants to focus solely on her bikini line. This pair of friends is much more willing to give Jackie another chance than the sisters Govan.
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It’s getting to be that time again! We can stop watching reruns and fillers, because soon our favorite reality shows, along with a few new train wrecks will be premiering. VH1 has just released the premiere dates of three of its programs.
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle will be returning on Monday, September 3rd at 9PM ET. We’ll follow Tip (who may be the busiest dude in the world) as he continues to star in the Starz series “Boss” and prepares to film the movie “Identity Theft” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. As if that’s not enough, he’ll be promoting his new book and releasing his ninth album…all while filming his family’s reality show.
VH1 has announced that Brooke Bailey and Bambi will become a part of the cast, confirming the rumors that have been swirling around. Both are no strangers to the camera. Brooke was on Wild-N-Out in 2007 with Nick Cannon, and she was featured on E!’s Candy Girls in 2009. She’s also appeared in several rap videos including Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop.”
Yesterday it was reported that Imani Showalter was fired from Basketball Wives: LA after she was a no-show at new cast member Brooke Bailey‘s birthday party, which was attended by all the other ladies. VH1 actually started the rumor by speculating whether or not Imani would return on their blog about Brooke’s party.
Well in an EXCLUSIVE, Reality Tea has been told that not only is Imani definitely returning next season, but there’s a second new lady joining the cast!