Big Ang recently received the devastating news that her cancer had returned, spreading to her lungs and brain. The Mob Wives star has experienced little relief by treating her stage 4 diagnosis with chemo and has turned to alternative medicines. However, Ang is remaining positive despite it all.
Ang hasn’t lost hope or optimism. “You would never know that she is in the fight of her life,” Ang’s former co-star Alicia DiMichele reveals.
2014 was a year for law breaking, court cases, tax issues, and bankruptcies from our favorite reality TV stars.
Below, we’ll update you on who owes what, whose divorce is a mess, who is suing, who is being sued, and who’s going to prison! In addition to adding several new cases to the rosters of law-dabbling reality stars, some stars continued to battle existing cases – such as Jacqueline Laurita‘s and Sonja Morgan‘s bankruptcies.
Meanwhile other stars finally resolved long-standing issues. Undoubtedly the biggest legal drama of the year was Teresa Giudice finally facing a judge and being sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to 4 counts of fraud, which all began way back in 2009 when the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star filed for bankruptcy for an incredible $13 million dollars of debt!
I think someone is starting to realize that she may not be mean and scary enough to channel her inner cage fighter, which makes her not the best match for a reality show like Mob Wives. We’ve all seen last season’s spandex wearing newbie talk a big game, but Natalie Guercio doesn’t seem big on the face-to-face confrontations and physical altercations. Of course, that’s not a bad thing (dare I say it’s normal?), but it doesn’t mesh with the actions (and right hooks) of her counterparts.
Season five premiered on Wednesday, and Natalie, at least in the beginning, has seemingly aligned herself with the lovable Big Ang and the foul-mouthed, face crushing fighter with a heart of gold, Drita D’Avanzo. I do adore that pair! Of course, Renee Graziano, currently hating everyone except for Karen Gravano, is out for blood when it comes to Natalie. What does Natalie have to say about things?
Thank God for the highlight reel of last season’s Mob Wives before last night’s premiere! I had totally forgotten just how crazy Renee Graziano is, how much I adore Big Ang, and just how delicious the whole crew is. Bring Karen Gravano (as a blonde!) back into the mix, and we’ve got a legitimate World War III brewing right on VH1!
The reformed Drita D’Avanzo is happily recoupled with the recently released Lee. They are running three businesses, which is better than when Drita just wanted to run to the next fight. I’m glad to see she’s still tight with Ang, who has just renovated a new house. The women are ready for a girls’ night out, and they plan to include Natalie Guercio now that she’s a respectful and reformed Philadelphian. Because of Ang and Drita’s willingness to hang out with Natalie, Renee has turned on her two most loyal friends. They reveal that she’s been talking smack about them all over Staten Island just because they refuse to freeze out her nemesis. Wait, why is Natalie Renee’s most hated rival? Oh, that right, because Natalie once told Renee’s date he smelled delicious.
Cute alert! Our favorite reality TV stars can’t seem to get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite family/celebrity kid photos from the past few weeks.
“They say have a Coke and Smile Well A #MOBWIFE says have A Coke A Smile And A F–k You Too MOBWIVES SEASON 5 DECEMBER #Mobwives #MobCandy #TrustNo1 #AllMobbedUp #LoveAndLoyalty,” Reneeannounced along with the charming photo above.
Last week Alicia appeared in court to be sentenced for her crimes, for which she pled guilty, and she was relieved to learn she would be given four years probation, plus restitution but no jail time!
“I knew that my husband and his partners were doing something wrong and I helped them,” Alicia admitted to the judge in Brooklyn Federal Court. “This is not who I am and I can’t even describe how embarrassed I am to be standing here today.”
In this week's photo roundup we haveKim Kardashian and Kanye West out and about in NYC, Snooki showing her cowgirl moves, and the Mob Wives celebrate JWoww's birthday with her. Bethenny picks up Bryn, Kourtney and Scott go on a date and the Vanderpump Rules cast celebrate the finale together.