Mob Wives seemed destined to be a hit on concept alone – a fascinating glimpse into the lives of America’s ever-elusive mafia = ratings gold! But five seasons later Renee Graziano, whose sister created the show, and Karen Gravano, who rejoined this season, are discussing how the show has affected their lives, what it’s done for their relationships, and what they’ve learned from it all!
“I have gotten use to my personal life being aired. I only wish the whole truth was told,” admits Renee. “I think I’d be more respected and less hated or not looked at like a drama queen, but as a woman who has been dealt a hand and still finds a way to pull aces and jokers when in need. You know about a third of what I have experienced as a daughter, as a wife, as a woman, and as a victim, or as I prefer: survivor.”
Since TLC wants nothing to do with the Boo Boos, who no longer fit their funky family-friendly image, the Boo Boos are taking their redneck lovin’ lifestyle to more interested parties – they hope! Reports are circulating that Mama June and the crew – including Sugar Bear – are in LA meeting with producers this week to shop around a new “Beverly Hillbillies Themed” reality show to various networks!
Kim said she had to watch the episode a few times in order to fully process it.
“And the conclusion is I’m perplexed!” added Kim. “Did anyone else notice that almost every single scene of this episode involved me in some way? I mean, isn’t it odd that I’m the conversation topic of Eileen and Vince’s romantic dinner out?! And that’s just ONE out of many examples in [this] episode. Even though Lisa Vanderpump’s surprise birthday party was such a blast, people were still talking about me. I just do not get it. It’s getting to a point where I actually feel bad for them. I would hate talking about me all the time. HAHA!”
Kim Kardashian shared a fun throwback photo of herself, posing with former bestie Paris Hilton, back in 2006. It made us reminisce about Paris’ reality show days on The Simple Life. Since we were feeling nostalgic, we browsed through some super old stories on the site. It inspired us to share a little Throwback Thursday love. We’re revisiting some of the crazy news and stories from July, 2009! What a difference five and a half years makes!
Remember when Bethenny Frankeldenied getting her own spinoff show? And wouldn’t confirm her engagement to Jason Hoppy? Here she is four years and two spinoffs later, returning to her reality TV roots.
Sonja Morgan has finally launched a business! Sadly it’s not a toaster oven. The Real Housewives Of New York star held a party and fashion show to celebrate the launch of Sonja Morgan New York Brands, which will make its official debut in Summer 2015. But the show was not without drama when Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel exploded into an argument during the runway show!
Sonja Morgan’s first foray into the fashion industry features a capsule collection of “essentials” featuring ready-to-wear, sportswear, evening wear, and swimwear as well as a jewelry line “echoing Sonja’s classic yet sexy style, her collection is vibrant and timeless.” It will be available in department stores and retail establishments this summer, according to Sonja, whose businesses have a way of disappearing on us!
So let’s raise a blood-filled glass to last night’s Mob Wives, shall we? Drita D’avazo and family are back from Disney World now that Lee is done with parole and was able to cross state lines. She reminisces with her daughters about their favorite memories from the Magic Kingdom. She encourages her girls to make a scrapbook for Lee so he knows how much he is loved and has a memory book of the times he missed while he was in jail. Drita coaches her girls on what to write and post, and she’s excited to surprise him with the pictures that will make him feel somewhat a part of their childhood.
After making up with her seahag friends, Natalie Guercio has planned a girls night with Drita and Big Ang to celebrate the fact that all is well in their friendship. Both Ang and Drita feel badly for ever doubting their friend. Natalie’s twins are on display, but Drita and Ang’s chest s are competing for the top spot. Natalie is glad that Fraudalie wasn’t able to negatively influence her friends. I am thrilled that now I have the nicknames “Ratalie” and “Fraudalie” to distinguish the Natalies. Natalie and Natalie 2.0 were getting too confusing!
The reality stars are out in force this week – mostly congregating in NYC for Fashion Week. Hopefully some of them picked up a few pointers along the way! Not only do we have some fashion week pics, but also some celebs getting their fitness on (Lisa Rinna) and catching flights (NeNe).
In her blog, Eileen reminds viewers Brandi admitted to Lisa last week that an intervention for Kim might be necessary. “This week, Brandi‘s friend Jennifer, who happens to be an addiction specialist, says Kim taking someone else’s meds is a HUGE red flag,” adds Eileen. “She asks if Kim has a sponsor and is getting the support she needs. Since Kim and Brandi are close friends, why isn’t Brandi encouraging Kim to see a therapist or making sure that she has a sponsor? Brandi seems to think that Kyle doesn’t want to help Kim, leaving Brandi as Kim’s only support system. If that’s true, why isn’t she getting more actively involved?” In my opinion, first and foremost, Kim needs to help Kim.