The reality star edition of Marriage Boot Camp kicks off tonight and the cast celebrated the premiere last night in NYC.
The cast members and a few other supporters turned out last night at Catch Rooftop to party (as much as a few of the pregnant ladies could) and enjoy their moment in the spotlight. Among those in attendance: Jenni "JWoww" Farley and her fiance Roger Mathews, who are expecting a baby girl this summer. Also hitting the red carpet: Traci Braxton and Kevin Surrat, Tanisha Thomas and Clive Muir, as well asTrista and Ryan Sutter.
Former Mob Wives star Karen Gravano isn't having much luck with a law suit she has waged against Rockstar Games asking for $40 million in damages. Yes, you read that correctly. FORTY MILLION DOLLARS!
Just what did the company do that would warrant such a hefty sum? Well, the tough talking author claims that the company has used her as the inspiration for Antonia Bottino, a character in the video game Grand Theft Auto V and she deserves to be compensated.
Alicia DiMichele Garofalo is in whole heaps of trouble after being embroiled in an embezzlement case. And you know, potentially serving time interferes with your ability to appear on Mob Wives, so Alicia quit the show! With her husband already serving ten-years, she awaits sentencing.
Alicia's official song and dance is that she wants to focus on her kids, which is probably a good idea just in case she heads to the slammer. But she also had a rough time on the Mob Wives. Weighing in on Alicia's departure, Renee Graziano and Drita D'avanzo spoke to Radar Online.
"Honestly, I was a little surprised she joined the cast because of her whole court case. The show didn’t bring her any good, so I can see why she’s pulling out now,” Reneeacknowledged.
Drama and prison seem to go hand-in-hand for most reality shows, but they don't seem to fit together any better than they do on VH1's Mom Wives. Typically it's the men who don't get any airtime due to the fact that they are behind bars for some organized crime related scandal; however, this season's newbie Alicia diMichele Garofalo is potentially facing jail time of her own.
We all watched as Alicia worried about her sons' fate if she ended up in jail for her part in her husband's extortion ring of which she was totally clueless about her participation…or so she claims. I actually kind of believe her. Regardless, with her soon to be ex-husband already serving time, Alicia's sentencing kept being postponed.
Mob Wives continues to be a guilty pleasure of mine, although I hated to watch the Renee Graziano's relapse on this past season. What I did love seeing was the change that has occurred in Drita D'avanzo since she first appeared on the VH1 reality show. She was always the first to throw a punch and draw blood, and her mouth was sharper than any knife she could have shanked a co-star with…that's for sure!
Now, Drita is addressing rumors of a spin-off (I'll be setting my DVR for that!), and sharing the inside scoop on her relationship with husband Lee. The reality star is glad that viewers are getting to see her less violent side, and she admits that she's confused by Renee's recent erotica offering. Aren't we all, Drita? Aren't we all…
She's been through it all: scheming ex-hubby (JUNIOR PAGAN!) she re-ignited things with who was using her to obtain info to rat out her famous mobster father. A near-death plastic surgery experience, rehab, fights, a life story to make your head spin. And of course, there's Jail Mail.
With new cities being optioned for the popular show, producers (including Renee's sister Jennifer Graziano) are looking to give one of the original ladies a spinoff. “Of the current cast, Renee Graziano and Drita D’Avanzo are our next bet for getting a spin-off,” Jennifer told Radar Online.