Taking a break from the latest Basketball Wivesdrama today to bring you the official cast photos!
With just three weeks until the February 20 premiere, the ladies can be seen sporting their most colorful attires and red bottoms in the new promo pics!
As you can see, the cast photo also features two newcomers! The press release states: “Newcomer Kesha Nichols survived every girl’s worst nightmare, having her engagement broken off by her ball-playing fiancé via email shortly before their wedding. Kenya Bellis in the process of finalizing a divorce from a basketball star and is one of the most notorious and controversial wives in the league, whose infamous reputation is well-known by the other wives.”
Also, “Shaunie O’Neal is on the path to establishing herself as a business mogul. Evelyn Lozadaand Jennifer Williams’12-year friendship is in a precarious position. Will it recover from last season’s fracture? Strong-willed Tami Roman continues to be a force to be reckoned with both socially and now in business. Royce Reed and Suzie Ketchamattempt to navigate uncharted waters as new chapters open in their lives.”
In addition to the cast photos, VH1 also released a new promo video for the new season.
Remember the days when people called it quits on their friendship by de-friending each other on Facebook? Yeah, that’s like so 2010.
Now, apparently the thing to do when you want to no longer be friends is tweet to the world about how much your former bestie sucks, followed by going to every media outlet that will take you and tell them how much you dislike said ex-bestie.
Another good way to end a friendship — get in a public fight with someone your ex-friend’s employ while attending the same event as said ex-friend. Aaahhh… 2012, making friendship ending bigger and more public than ever! Prime examples of the new way of de-friending? Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada of Basketball Wives, Original Flavor.
TMZ is reporting that over the weekend Jennifer apparently had nothing better to do than hang out in the VIP suite at Gulf Stream Race Track in Hallandale, FL where she got into an altercation with Evelyn’s assistant Nia Crooks, who also remains friends with Jen.
Also at the event — Evelyn, herself! Apparently, in the midst of having a good time Evelyn Nia felt the need to call Jennifer out for being “too big for her britches,” a sentiment that is allegedly echoed by all Jennifer’s co-stars (aka Evelyn).
Since no one on the Basketball Wives payroll (save for Shaunie O’Neal) can remain composed in the midst of an argument, Jennifer and Nia got in each others’ faces and Nia slapped Jen!
Why were the ladies at a VIP event in the first place? For filming purposes. The producers broke up the altercation because really, that’s pretty much all they do, and restrained Evelyn from jumping on Jennifer. She just wanted to protect Nia, of course!
The police were called — because it’s sooo very VIP to call the police in the middle of event — and their report states Jennifer describes being “struck by Crooks with an open hand to the left side of her face,” while Jennifer called it “intentional.”
The reporting officer claims he saw no injuries on either woman and advised Jen that she could file a misdemeanor complaint if she was so inclined. The officer also reported that he believes the entire incident was captured on film. Lucky us!
Moving along, Evelyn is still complaining to the media about Jen despite being publicly chastised by her fiance Ochocinco for such immature behavior. Speaking to The Insider, Evelyn again explains what made her take to Twitter to put Jen on blast and reiterates that their friendship is done as done could be. Officially.
“My friendship with her is done,” Evelyn declares. “I was thinking how could I have been friends with this person who turned out to be so ugly inside.”
“Everyone knows Jennifer is bougie. Her mixed with a little bit of fame can really turn people off. She thinks she’s bigger than life right now.”
According to Evelyn the two, who have been friends for twelve years, began to have issues once she got engaged to Chad. “It started when it was all over the web that he had proposed. My thing is this: if you were proposed to, or you were with whomever, no matter what my opinion is, I’m still going to be like ‘hey girl if you’re happy, I’m there. Let me see the ring.’ She never asked to see my ring, she NEVER congratulated me. She could have gave a sh*t.”
Something also happened during the midst of filming (doesn’t it always) that was the last straw. “She did something publicly that pissed me off. I can’t say, because the season isn’t out yet, but let’s just say she did something else publicly that really pissed me off.”
Evelyn claims Jennifer has made it a full-time job talking to the media about her and that’s another reason their rift just can’t be mended. “If you go back and you search any interviews I’ve done, I don’t ever really discuss the other ladies,” Evelyn claims. Is she sure about that statement?
“Once I’m done with the show, I’m done with the show. But Jennifer, she’s agreed to do every interview, she’s constantly talking, talking, talking. And that’s my issue. Last season so many radio stations wanted to talk to me. And I never talked about her. But she can’t help herself. I had loyalty towards her. But she agrees to do these things. And I was quiet until yesterday. I finally exploded,” Evelyn reveals.
Jen accusing Evelyn of being jealous of her friendship with the very rich Ms. NeNe Leakes is what made Evelyn pick the iPhone and start a-Tweeting. “I felt like I needed to address it,” Evelyn explains. “And that’s when I said what I said on twitter. Why are you doing an interview when you’re lying?”
“We’re two months into filming and she KNOWS what the issue is. So why would you go on an interview and say my issue is with you being friends with NeNe? That’s what pissed me off. I’m cool with NeNe!,” Evelyn insists.
“Don’t make it seem like I’m hating on your friendship with other women, because I could care less! Jennifer went on vacation with a close friend of mine. I don’t care who you hang out with. I ended up calling NeNe and let her know ‘I don’t have an issue with you.’ Stop putting people into this. That baffled me. I don’t know what her angle is.”
Oh, and if you’re wondering about Evelyn’s accusation that Jen wears color contacts, Eveyln is standing by it! “Jennifer will only take those things out when she goes to sleep. In ten years I have rarely seen her without contacts,” Evelyn laughs.
Well, I eagerly anticipate Jen’s response interview! You know it’s coming! And finally, Jen is now backtracking on her original comments which set Evelyn off! Days after telling Sister 2 Sister that Evelyn was jealous of her friendship with Nene, the blog removed the article and posted a retraction claiming the conversation with Jen was supposed to be off the record and not for an interview. Uh uh.
And finally, today VH1 released the official cast photo for the new season! The above photo also features the two new castmembers — Kesha Ni’cole Nicholsand Kenya Bell.
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DO EVELYN AND JENNIFER NEED TO STOP TALKING ABOUT EACH OTHER ALREADY? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: EVELYN OR JEN’S?
With the February 20 premiere of the 4th season of Basketball Wives just weeks away, here’s to hoping VH1 is still filming as the drama rages on for the show’s stars!
As it’s been widely reported, former BFFs Evelyn Lozada andJennifer Williamsare currently on the outs! It appears poor Jen might be out of the “circle” for good after Evelyn fired off a number of nasty tweets to her former bestie.
First, Evelyn tweeted: “So @iamjennifer thinks I’m MADD that’s she’s hanging out with @NeNeLeakes ??? Bitch pls! Interview coming soon…. #ItsOnContacts.” Evelyn then accused Jen of “running her mouth” to the press to remain relevant and accused her of being “insecure.” Yikes. Below are more of her tweets -
Yes, Evelyn’s fiance Chad Ochocinco had to step in and be the voice of reason. Not sure what this says about this union when ‘Ochocinco’ is the level headed one in the relationship!
As for Jen’s response, she pretty much stuck to retweeting some comments by her followers. Below is a screen shot -
If you recall, TMZ broke the news days ago that the producers of the show were putting together a very lucrative offer for her to join the cast. Well it seems Vanessa, who is said to have received $75 million in her recent divorce from Kobe Bryant, realized she has nothing to gain by aspiring to be the next Shaunie O’Neal!
According to the report by The Insider, a source with knowledge of the situation said, “No disrespect to the other ladies but ‘Basketball Wives’ just isn’t Vanessa’s style.”
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EVELYN & JEN’S TWITTER WAR? DISSAPOINTED VANESSA TURNED DOWN BASKETBALL WIVES?
In a new interview with Sister2Sister, Jennifer talks the status of her relationship with Evelyn and what she believes is the real reason things fell apart in their friendship. Hint, hint — she goes “bloop!”
“Let me tell you what she’s mad over ‘cause this always comes up. She hates the fact that I’m really good friends with NeNe [Leakes], and she hates the fact that me and Mashonda are good friends,” Jennifer explains, alluding to Evelyn’s jealousy over her new-found friendships.
“NeNe is such a good person. I don’t think you really find a lot of people in the same business that you bond with because I feel like everyone is so competitive and everybody is so worried about the next person doing more than them, and it’s not like that with her at all,” Jen adds.
“She’s always trying to encourage me. She’s just always trying to uplift me, and I need people like that around me. I love that about her. There’s no jealousy. There’s no competition. We try to complement each other,” Jennifer shares. Wait… is she talking about the same NeNe we see on Real Housewives of Atlanta every week? That NeNe, queen of haterville? That NeNe?
“I feel like it’s all coming from a place of hurt, and she’s turning it into anger,” Jen reveals of Evelyn’s feelings. “Why do you care who I’m friends with? Like, that’s ridiculous. I live in New York. You live in Miami. I don’t care who you hang out with. I’m kinda over it because I just feel like I’m at a point at my life where I’m trying to get rid of negative energy.”
“To me, I feel like it’s something so minuscule. It’s not like I slept with Chad [Ochocinco]. It’s not something irreparable. It’s something stupid that you’re mad over. If you really are mad because I have other friends, I think that’s completely ridiculous.” So wow, that sounds pretty petty. I am sure we’ll get more information on the root of their friendship demise this season. At least I hope we do!
Evelyn, who is really not in a keeping her clothes on kinda mood lately, recently posed for Maxim. In the spread Evelyn is sporting various teeny-tiny lingerie ensembles. Just in case Chad has a wandering eye like his on-again, off-again fiancé sometimes suspects, these photos should remind him of what he has to lose!
“I was so thrilled and honored to shoot with Maxim magazine. This was one of the most professional and best shoots I’ve ever had and it was truly exhilarating!,” Evelyn said of her nearly-nude photo experience. You can check out Evelyn’s Maxim spread below!
Finally, to prepare us for the upcoming season and get us really, really excited, Tami Roman is dropping little hints on Twitter. “Season 4 BBW so many twists and turns! You guys aren’t going to believe what “TRUTHS” come to light. EPIC!,” she teases. She also reveals that she and Royce Reed had a fight, spilling, “Well Me & Royce fight, she kicks me in the shin LOL.” Yeah, you can put me in the category of people who cannot wait to see that showdown!
Basketball Wives Season 4 premiers February 20th (8/9c) on Vh1.
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DO YOU BELIEVE EVELYN IS JEALOUS OVER JEN’S NEW FRIENDS? THOUGHTS ON EVELYN’S PHOTO SPREAD? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE FOURTH SEASON OF BASKETBALL WIVES?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE EVELYN’S MAXIM PHOTOSHOOT!
Evelyn Lozada has been living the reality TV dream lately — the drama in her personal life is eclipsing the drama viewers see on TV! Evelyn is currently at odds with on-screen best friend Jennifer Williams and recently suspected her fiance of cheating, which entailed very publicly calling off their never-ending engagement.
Evelyn explained the status of things with Jen to TheYBF.com, and the two have definitely not made amends. “We’re currently filming so I can’t say but so much. But I think it’s out there that we’re not speaking. I will confirm that.”
“And she actually confirmed it in another interview. It’s stemming from last season, but you’ll see. You guys have to give me your opinion on that after — if you were in my positon how would you feel?”
Although producers like reality stars to keep most of the drama on screen, Evelyn reveals Jen and her tried to keep it classy and real by actually communicating off camera, but weren’t able to work things out. “I honestly thought [we were going to make it]. We actually had a conversation outside of filming, and I was like, things happen — you get caught up in interviews and whatever. But.. it wasn’t over.”
As for the other perilous relationship Evelyn is dealing with things are currently fine with off and on fiancé and accused cheater Chad Ochocinco. So fine that Evelyn has reconfirmed to several media outlets that the wedding is officially back on! The Basketball Wives star confessed to TMZ, “Sh*it happens and we worked it out.”
The couple is planning July nuptials for around 150 people, but Evelyn can’t decide if she wants to be Mrs. Ochocinco or not. Meaning she can’t decide if she should change her name or keep her own! I’m guessing the fact that Ochocinco is worth a lot more money than Lozado will factor into her decision, but I could be wrong!
Evelyn recently spoke to Power 106′s Big Boy Radio, where she shared the details of Chad’s proposal! Um… yeah, it’s um, it was very romantic, sort of like a business arrangement…
“People are always like, ‘Well did he get on his knee?’ and I was like I’m not going to lie It wasn’t that damn romantic. The [ring] guy came, we picked it out, he had his little earphones on then he started playing Call of Duty. And that’s what happened. I promise to God he did. That was it! He was like, ‘You like that? Okay, cool!’ He put on his headset and started shooting people up on the damn game,” Evelyn shared.
“He wanted to make sure I said yes. [The ring is] 10 carats. Flawless. I don’t know what the bill looked like,” she adds.
Since the most famewhoring couple of all-time needs a lot of attention, Evelyn and Chad recently posed for a series of racy photos to show off their tattoos for Urban Ink Magazine.
NecoleBitchie had the behind the scenes shot of the couple molesting each other for the lens. The photos, plus a video from the shoot are below!
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SHOULD EVELYN AND JEN MAKE UP ALREADY? DO YOU THINK EVELYN AND CHAD WILL EVER GET MARRIED? THOUGHTS ON THE PHOTOS – INTERESTING OR TRASHY?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO VIEW PICTURES OF CHAD AND EVELYN FOR URBAN INK!
So why did Evelyn have a change of heart? Well, apparently Chad had to do a lot of begging. Sources tell TMZ that Chad broke down last week and apologized. Chad reportedly told Evelyn he would do whatever it took to win her back and even suggested couple’s counseling for the two.
Evelyn is said to have agreed and the couple are now seeking help to work out their trust issues. So wait, does this mean Chad is pretty much acknowledging that he cheated? Because if he didn’t cheat, why would he be groveling and suggesting counseling???
Anyhoo, Evelyn also spoke out through her rep, telling TMZ: “The strain from both our busy schedules started to take a serious toll on our relationship. Yet after spending some much needed quality time together, Chad and I are in a good space.”
Okay then. Meanwhile, Evelyn’s costar Tami Romanposted a topless photo of herself this week on her Facebook page. The reason? It’s an anti-fur ad for PETA even though she’s not officially associated with PETA. Tami wrote: “Even though this ad was not done in affiliation with PETA, I hope to have the opportunity to work with them to further the cause of animal rights in the future.”
The mother of three tweeted bikini photos of her new slimmer body in a sexy leopard print Victoria’s Secret bathing suit! “Ok y’all this is the the winner for my St. Barths trip,” wrote Imani. The bikini photos of Imani are below!
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TELL US – ARE YOU BUYING WHAT CHAD & EVELYN ARE SELLING? WILL THEY MAKE IT DOWN THE AISLE? THOUGHTS ON IMANI’S BIKINI PHOTOS?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE TAMI’S PIC & IMANI’S BIKINI PHOTOS!
The reason? Evelyn, star of VH1′s Basketball Wives, suspects her NFL fiancé Chad has been cheating on her! A professional athlete being unfaithful? You don’t say!
Sources tell TMZ that Evelyn recently confronted Chad after she became suspicious about his behavior a.k.a. suspecting him of cheating.
While Evelyn hasn’t “officially” cancelled the wedding the summer nuptials have now been put on hold. Even worse for Evelyn, she was set to start filming a spinoff show with Chad in three weeks, but that is also now up in the air.
As for Evelyn and Chad, they are both keeping mum about the TMZ report for the time being.
This news isn’t exactly shocking as many have predicted the famewhoring attention loving duo would never make it down the aisle.
Plus back in Nov. 2010, Chad’s ex-girlfriend Rubi Pazmino, who won his VH1 dating show that summer, told Reality Tea exclusively that Chad was seeing both Evelyn and her at the same time. Rubi revealed she told Evelyn about Chad’s two timing ways, but Evelyn still continued to see Chad. Rubi ended up breaking off her relationship with Chad and soon afterwards he proposed to Evelyn.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON EVELYN PUTTING OFF THE WEDDING? ARE YOU SURPRISED?
UPDATE – Chad is now denying he and Evelyn have split, though he is not denying the TMZ report that their wedding is currently on hold.
Just moments ago, a fan tweeted to Chad that they heard he and Evelyn had broken up. He responded, “Broke a lamp or headboard? Not a chance in hell kind madam.”
He then tweeted to Evelyn: “@EvelynLozada I get off 3:30 and please put gas in my Prius before you come to pick me up.” Evelyn responded to Chad tweeting, “KISS THE BABY.”
With the fourth season of Basketball Wives beginning in just over a month the drama continues to ramp up between two ladies who were once thick as thieves. While rumors of a feud between Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada have been running rampant, both women have been publicly silent on any discourse. Jennifer is now breaking her silence as S2SMagazine.com recounts her recent radio interview. No, not thatradio interview.
“As far as our friendship, yea, we are definitely not on speaking terms,” Jennifer admits to TT Torrez on the radio show. She also didn’t directly address gossip of a throw down between her and one time biffle Evelyn at Shaunie’s O’Neal’s Louis Vuitton bag studded birthday bash (literally!), stating simply,“I don’t think I can confirm or deny. I think anybody that has tuned into season 1 through 3 knows that I’m definitely not a fighter. That’s not even my character whatsoever. You definitely won’t find me fighting in Philippe Chow so I’m just going to leave it at that.” Well, she was pretty spot-on with tossing her drink on estranged husband — and amateur movie producer – Eric Williams.
Jenn is quick to acknowledge the rift between the former besties, who have been attached at the hip since the show began airing three seasons ago. She tells Torrez, “I don’t feel the need to put stuff on Twitter…but yea [Evelyn] threw a couple jabs at me on Twitter.” That darn Twitter… breaking up friendships one tweet at a time.
Jennifer, however, is living with an “it is what is” mantra, and she’s trying to focus on the positive, revealing, “I’m at a point in my life where I’m getting rid of all of the negative energy, including my soon-to-be ex. So, my thing is like, nobody’s exempt at this point. If you’re bringing some negative energy and drama into my life, I’m good.” It’s an excellent attitude, but I’ll be curious to see how it plays out when the show returns.
Speaking of the show, the new season premieres in February with two newbie “wives” Kesha Nichols and Kenya Bell. Kesha made headlines when she was the victim of runaway groom Richard Jefferson, while Kenya is in infamous for stabbing Charlie Bell, her NBA star ex (clearly!) husband. Of her new cast mates, Jenn isn’t judging past behavior (at least in this interview) stating that as far as she knows, “They seem cool.”
While things are pretty cold in the land of Evelyn and Jennifer, the reality star isn’t ruling out a potential reconciliation. Jenn says, “Anything is possible, to be honest with you. The whole reason why we’re not speaking, I think is really trivial. Honestly, I don’t have a problem with Evelyn. She has a problem with me.” Is it just me, or is sometimes taking the high road even more of a dig than sinking to your adversary’s level?
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THOUGHTS ON JENNIFER’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE THE FORMER FRIENDS WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE AMENDS? IS JENN BEING TRYING TO BE THE BIGGER PERSON OR IS SHE JUST TRYING TO MAKE EVELYN LOOK EVEN WORSE? ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE THE NEW LADIES?