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.
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!
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?
It’s that time again! Reality Tea’s Booze ‘N Books Club! With zillions of reality stars – and new ones popping up every second – and each one with something to sell, we here at Reality Tea decided to test out some of these fetes of literary greatness. And what goes better with books that are badly written than cocktails? So we thought we’d try something fun and review some of these gems!
Each month Reality Tea will be reviewing both a book and a cocktail. Last month we reviewedNeNe Leakes' Never Make The Same MIstake Twice. And for cocktails we did the great Real Housewives of Atlanta Moscato-off. In case you weren't aware Kim Zoliciak and Cynthia Bailey both offer their own versions of the wine, and NeNe allegedly has (had?) one.
This month we're branching out and offering another network the opportunity to hawk some swag and reviewing Evelyn Lozada's Inner Circle: The Wives Association. And because surprisingly – very surprisingly given their propensity for drunken antics – none of the ladies of Basketball Wives offers a cocktail, we're reviewing Melissa Gorga's Voli Lyte Vodka. The ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey are inundated with bottled beverages it seems.
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?
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?
Evelyn filed the paperwork to get the ball rolling to end her union just four weeks ago. At first Chad wasn't on board and thought he could fight to keep his marriage despite that whole headbutting/domestic violence incident. He caved in and filed his paperwork late last week and it's already finalized and over after a Florida judge signed off on it.
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 theBasketball 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.