Basketball Wives

Evelyn Lozada has had a tough year. I mean the lady had one of the shortest marriages, like, ever – even shorter than Kim Kardashian's! With all the drama in her personal life the Basketball Wives star has turned to exercise and healthy eating. 

Evelyn recently landed a huge, six-figure endorsement deal to promote an organic and caffeine free energy shot called youthH2O. And she's not stopping there! Apparently Evelyn (whose spinoff Ev and Ocho was canceled before it even aired) is planning for a life post-reality TV and she's decided the way to make bank is in the fitness market. 

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Okay, I think the majority of us can agree that most of the reality shows we love tuning into need to clean house as far as the cast mates.  It's nice to think they may actually listen to the viewers when people tire of watching such toxic relationships (Real Housewives of New Jersey, anyone?).  However, when the producers clean house in what appears to be an attempt to gain more drama, I'm not on board.

What do I mean?  It seems that the folks at VH1 are getting rid of several ladies from Basketball Wives: LA while leaving the only two that despise each other in good standing with the show.  I don't know how much Shaunie O'Neal has to do with Los Angeles franchise (if any of y'all know, please enlighten me), but given her penchant for drama and cattiness (you need not look any further than the original Basketball Wives to know I'm right), this has her name written all over it.

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Hey guys!  Guess what!?!  We haven't heard anything from Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada for a few hours days.  Did you miss her?  I feel you.  Fear not though, as she's back with some new accusations against ex-husband Chad Johnson Ochocinco Johnson (soon to be Ochocinco again?). 

Please know that I don't take any allegations of domestic abuse lightly.  It's serious and scary stuff, and no one deserves it, even if they've thrown plates and wine bottles at their co-stars.  NO ONE should be in that position (including the co-star who was the target of the bottle!).  I'm coming from a place of personal knowledge, so I do know that sometimes (not always) it takes two people to fight.  However, when one party gets physical, all bets are off and it's not pretty.  Plus, no matter what kind of crap one party can spew, words will never beat fists…which is why the fact that paper beats rock still baffles me to this day!  🙂

That said, whatever opinions I had of Evelyn (and, as you can imagine, they weren't pleasant) before the domestic abuse claims were thrown out the window once Chad admitted to wrongdoing.  Both of them need help.  However, it seems that instead of working on themselves, they both choose to let their drama play out on Twitter.  Because that's okay.  I have so much to say, but I'll refrain because I don't want to appear to be apathetic.  They both need to hermit and keep their business out of the media.  I hope that statement was PC enough!

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Oh Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives L.A., what would we do without you?  From the ridiculous to the boring to the lunch meet-ups to the over-the-top crazy personalities, you both run the gamut.  Here's a little dose of some BBW and BBW LA news to quench your thirst for some daily trash!  I kid, I kid…for once news about these ladies (the originals, especially!) is relatively tame!

First up, Evelyn Lozada is a busy little beeotch!  Not only has her private marital dramas played out in the public eye, she is working on several projects.  I'm guessing she's trying to stay busy to keep her mind off of all her issues with soon-to-be-ex-husband Chad Ochocinco Johnson.  We certainly can't blame her for that now, can we?

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I am so glad I haven't been holding my breath about VH1 cancelling Baseketball Wives in light of all the drama surrounding Evelyn Lozada and the recent firings of Jennifer Williams, Kesha Nichols, and Royce Reed.  Who wants to watch an hour of just Shaunie O'Neal flaring her nostrils?  Not this girl!

There is always speculation about switch-ups in the cast, and I'm sure this won't be the last rumor we hear regarding new "wives" joining the show.  The latest news is that Tasha Marbury will be joining the ladies for the upcoming season, and–are you sitting down?–she's actually the wife…of a basketball player!  Crazy, right?

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Yeah, you have to love when someone becomes all about self-help.  It's even more entertaining when that person is Chad Johnson.  Don't get me wrong, I have thought for a long time that Chad is a total d-bag, and his domestic incident with Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada certainly exacerbated that.  Bless him.  It appears that Mr. Ochocinco is learning a lot from calf tattoos and shame.

The former NFL star–and former husband, for that matter–is taking steps to improve his self-image temper.  Taking a page from every violent celebrity's playbook, Chad has enrolled in anger management counseling.  Good for him?

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Chad Johnson has apparently had a change of heart (or a return to sanity). The NFL free agent who was all about trying to save his marriage to Evelyn Lozada last week has realized the marriage is dead. Perhaps it had something to do with Evelyn standing by her decision to press charges against him for battery. 

Yesterday, after being officially charged with misdemeanor battery, Chad pled "Not Guilty." TMZ reports that his attorney entered the plea in Broward County Court yesterday morning and Chad was not present in court. If convicted Chad faces up to a year in prison. 

Chad followed that up by officially filing divorce papers of his own. In the papers he admits that his marriage to the Basketball Wives star is "irretrievably broken" following the domestic violence incident. This comes days after Chad got a tattoo of Evelyn's face on his calf in a last-ditch attempt to save his marriage. 

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A month after the headbutt that ended his marriage happened, Chad Johnson has been officially charged with misdemeanor battery against Evelyn Lozada!  

The State Attorney for Broward County, Florida tells TMZ that If convicted, Chad faces up to a year in jail. Chad was arrested and Evelyn pressed charges against him following the incident. This is not his first offense; he was previous charged with domestic battery against a former girlfriend. 

Soon after the Basketball Wives star filed for divorce, unfortunately Chad is refusing to sign the papers and is instead getting tattoos of Evelyn's face. Nothing says 'I love you' like a headbutt followed by emblazoning one's calf with a badly rendered drawing

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