This is going to be good, y'all! The mean girls are back with tagalong Suzie Ketcham trailing not far behind. It will be interesting to see if Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O'Neal, and Tami Roman can keep their promise to keep tempers in check. Newbie Tasha Marbury is also going to be thrown into the craziness, but not this week. Of course, first VH1 needs to explain away Ev & Ocho.
A bittersweet melody plays as we're treated to a photo montage of Evelyn and Chad Johnson's wedding peppered with redacted police reports and Chad's mugshot. A somber Evelyn tells of her brother-in-law's death two days after she learned of Chad's cheating and the subsequent head butt that left her with several stitches in her forehead. She feels like people blamed her for ruining Chad's career. Is this Basketball Wives or the lead in for a 20/20 special?
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get curious about the new season of Basketball Wives. The show's mean girls are promising left and right that things will change from the bottle-throwing, hair pulling, dark tone of the last few seasons, but I just don't believe it.
Evelyn Lozada is now the one who is touting big changes in her behavior, while reminding everyone of what she suffered in her short marriage to Chad Johnson. She vows she wants to be someone of whom her daughter can be proud, and she certainly doesn't want any younger fans emulating her violent ways. Evelyn wants to set a positive example.
You wanted them to go away. You petitioned the network. You're secretly glad they'll be back next week. Am I right? The wine-bottle throwing, hair pulling, pocketbook hostage holding, Non-MFing-Factor yelling ladies of Basketball Wives are returning to VH1, but this time we're promised a softer, less violent side of the group. Yeah, right!
Not only does Shaunie O'Neal get into it with her nearest and dearest Tami Roman, but there is also a lot of new drama courtesy of new cast mate Tasha Marbury. We'll be treated to a post-Chad Johnson Evelyn Lozada, and Suzie Ketcham continues to do what she does best–stir up the insanity by talking out of both sides of her mouth!
Can't wait? Check out the extended trailer to tide you over until the premiere on August 19th!
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Yap, yap, yap. Yada, yada, yada. Woh woh, woh woh (in my best Peanuts teacher voice). Lather, rinse, repeat. If we've heard it once, we've heard it a thousand times…except in this case, we actually have heard it a thousand times. Basketball Wives creator and star Shaunie O'Neal is sick of the violence, bullying, and all-around hateful tone the show has taken since…well, since its inception. She's wants to prove to fans that her ladies can conduct themselves with class and dignity. This should be good!
Speaking to The Grio, Shaunie wants viewers to know that the ladies are working hard to get away from past bad behavior. She tells the site, “For the most part, I think people were trying to do better, making an effort. I think that’s what’s most important. The effort is being made."
However, she does admit, “It’s not that we did a 360, that we’re coming in brand new and angels. Trust me, there are some moments." I don't doubt that for a minute. You can put lipstick on a pig, but…
After a loooong hiatus where the show regrouped following an extremely negative season 4 the fifth season finally premieres this August. As previously reported Royce Reed and Jennifer Williams are not returning. In their place is Tasha Marbury, wife of former NY Nicks player Stephon Marbury.
On her feelings after the violent argument with Chad: “At that point, I knew my life would never be the same. I knew the world was going to laugh at me and be mean and nasty and blame me for everything. But I had no choice. I had to go to the hospital.”
It was the slap heard 'round VH1, and it preceded the bare-footed table jumping that will surely be an event at the next summer Olympics if Evelyn Lozada has her way. At the very least, it should be some new Derby parlor game!