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So where are the vampires and werewolves? Last night was the premiere of Mob Wives: New Blood. I liked the stylized new opener…after three seasons, it was long overdue. I do take issue with all that wasted wine though!

Renee Graziano hopes that her ex-husband rots in jail. She can't be bothered with his suffering because she's starting a clothing line to compliment her Boss Bitch shoe line. A.J. is still living at home, but thank goodness, he's got a job. Renee shares that her father is about to be released from prison. Life is going well for her…thank goodness. I think we were all terrified of Renee when it wasn't!  After opening her new bar in Miami, Big Ang is thrilled to be back in Staten Island. She calls up Renee to get an earful about Renee's latest fashion endeavor. Renee's friend and newbie co-star Alicia DiMichele Garofalo is throwing a party, and the ladies can't wait to attend. 

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This week some of our favorite Bravolebrities gathered for WNBC's private Christmas tree lighting party in NYC and it seems that maybe love was in the air during this magical holiday event! 

Our man about town Tom Murro was in attendance at the soiree and shared some tidbits on the get-together.  "What can I say? It's a magical event in the greatest city in the world.  Caroline Manzo, who's been to the party a few times before, really enjoyed the tree this year – and Al's arms too."  

Aside from Caroline and Al, other Housewives in attendance included Aviva Drescher and husband Reid, along with Kathy Wakile's sister Rosie Pierri.  Rosie was in great spirits and Tom reveals that she had a possible date with her, Ellen.  Tom says Rosie's plus one was "sweet as could be."  Rosie has been spotted with Ellen at a few events since October, so it's possible these are two dating, but trying to keep things quiet. 

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Mob Wives Launch Party

Last night was the premiere of the fourth season of Mob Wives: New Blood.  Along with the airing of the first episode (recap coming up asap!), the cast gathered together in NYC to celebrate – and fight! 

Big Ang (in a fifty shades of a grazy ensemble), Renee Graziano, Alicia DiMichele Garofalo, Jennifer Graziano and more gathered together in NYC at Greenhouse for the kick off their new and improved series, including new cast members. But no Drita?

One of those new cast members was involved a scuffle at the party.  Natalie Guercio's boyfriend reportedly got into it with another attendee and all hell broke loose. 

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Shahs Of Sunset - Season 3

Reza Farahan angered many fans when he lashed out at a neighbor, Sasha, and his brother, Salman, this week on Shahs of Sunset. He called Salman a "f-g" and dissed Sasha for being "very out loud" gay. Reza immediately fled the scene, of course, but Mike Shouhed stayed behind to console the devastated brothers. 

An exchange on Twitter just before the episode aired suggested that Reza and Mike's relationship remains strained.

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Later, Reza and Mike took to their Bravo blogs to share additional thoughts about the episode, and Reza went the "woe is me" route. Typical.

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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Signing at WHSmith at Brent Cross

I guess all the crystals in the world can't heal stupidity. Reality television's original villain and his surgically enhanced wife are finally admitting what we've all known for years…they were foolish. Heidi Montag was the fresh-faced, doe-eyed biffle of Laguna Beach alum Lauren Conrad when the girls conquered The Hills. Enter Spencer Pratt as Heidi's love interest and friendships crumble, siblings take sides, and the ridiculousness that is Speidi was born.

They started out tame enough, but quickly morphed into the most hated couple that seemed to thrive off of their horrific reputations. Then Heidi went and became a human Barbie getting oodles of plastic surgery including basketball sized tatas, and Spencer became obsessed with quartz. It didn't end well. Thankfully, they faded off into obscurity…kind of. 

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Holy crossovers! Is Shaunie O'Neal trying to hone in on Mona Scott Young's turf? The Basketball Wives creator, star and puppet master is reportedly working on a special with Love & Hip Hop fringe friend Rashidah Ali.

Apparently, its only on Bravo when stars get turned down for televised weddings (sorry Gretchen Rossi!), but on any other network the acquaintances of barely featured reality stars can have their walk down the aisle shoved down the viewers' throats.  Well, technically I guess we don't have to watch…but we all know I can't pass up train wreck television!

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Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Confession time – Lilly Ghalichi is growing on me.  Now, calm down.  I'm not looking to join her fan club or saving her selfies to my desktop, but I find myself looking forward to her scene (no 's' necessary) on Shahs of Sunset lately.

Is she self-absorbed?  Yes. Does her voice annoy my face off? Yes. But – she owns it! Lilly doesn't pretend to be anything but who she is. I respect that. I'm one of the few who appreciates Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi for the same reason.

Lilly brings some comic relief to an otherwise mean-spirited Shahs of Sunset these days. IMHO. Also funny? Comedian Amy Phillips making fun of Lilly! 

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