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!
I feel like I’m living in a parallel universe. Evelyn Lozada, wine bottle throwing star of Basketball Wives will be appearing on Oprah‘s OWN Network on a show called Iyanla Fix My Life.
Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that Evelyn‘s life is the one being fixed, apparently she’s participating in a work-out segment so all of y’all can fix your lives to be more like Evelyn’s! Correction from Evelyn’s team: “Iyanla was showing Evelyn how to relax and get in her ZEN moment. The shooting actually took place at Evelyn’s home where Iyanla met with her family.”
Taking to her blog, Evelynannounced: “Hey Everyone! I’m with Iyanla and can’t wait for you guys to see me on her show ‘Iyanla Fix My Life’ on OWN - Oprah Winfrey Network in September.”
Rumors have been swirling about the cast of next season’s Basketball Wives. Have Jenn Williams, Kesha Nichols, and Royce Reed been handed their walking papers? While Jenn and Kesha have remained mum on the gossip, both Royce and producer/Queen Bee Shaunie O’Neal have taken to twitter (where else?) to add their two cents. Deny, deny, deny! Shocking, I know.
After the news broke, Royce tweeted, “This is so entertaining!!! Gotta love TMZ!”
Shaunie chose to respond in a manner that didn’t really answer any definitive questions. It’s not surprising, knowing how well she’s mastered the ability to double talk. She responded to a follower’s question about the firings by saying, “Let’s just say… I will not entertain anything but the truth hence me not replying 2 this RUMOR of the day.” So…what you’re saying is?
Rumors abound have stated the producers are not happy with Jenn’s decision and even going so far as to accuse her of filing suit for publicity or to secure a spot on next season’s cast. Well now TMZ is reporting that producers are so furious they may just file a suit against Jenn in return. Isn’t this blackmail of sorts?
Their reason? Jenn is violating her contract by bashing the show publicly! According to sources, Jenn’s contract forbids her from doing media appearances or press without the network’s approval. And the Basketball Wives contract stipulates cast members must not speak negatively about the show. Due to Jenn’s media tirade against the race track incident, the big-wigs feel Jenn’s behavior is “ruining the brand.” Uh… seriously? Really? Wow…
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Uh oh – it seems karma is a bigger bitch than Evelyn finally catching up to Evelyn Lozada! In response to her dramatic and violent behavior in this season of Basketball Wives, some people are planning to boycott Evelyn and fiancé Chad Ochocinco‘s new show! Why? Because they don’t think Evelyn’s bullying and mean girl behavior should be rewarded with a spin-off!
A fan of Basketball Wives has started a petition requesting viewers abstain from watching the wedding show, titled Ev & Ocho, in response to Evelyn’s appalling behavior. “Evelyn Lozada is a bully. The violence on ‘Basketball Wives’ is horrible and disgraceful,” the petition states.”This is not a hate petition against Eveyln Lozada. We simply will not support violence. It hurts to see violence amongst women on television for entertainment purposes. It is not ok for women to hit each other on TV.” Wowzers!
Moving on, it seems Jennifer Williams is continuing to alienate her reality show because of the lawsuit she filed against Evelyn’s assistant Nia Crooks. According to TMZ, the producers are livid that Jenn went through with the suit. The producers are allegedly claiming that Jenn never cared about violence before, and this is just a publicity stunt to ensure her position in season five.
But it’s backfiring big time! A source says, “Filing broad lawsuits when you are as much to blame for the drama, is not the way to get your contract extended.”
THOUGHTS ON THE PETITION? WILL YOU WATCH EVELYN’S NEW SHOW? IS JENN’S LAWSUIT A PUBLICITY STUNT OR VALID?
Oh, Basketball Wives so much drama it’s hard to imagine there’s more to come! On last Monday’s episode, viewers watched the slap heard round VH1 as Jennifer Williams was hit in the face by former bestie Evelyn Lozada‘s assistant Nia Crooks. Well, big mistake Nia, because Jenn is mad – suing mad! Really – where did Evelyn find this so-called assistant?!
Taking to her blog, titled “Seeking Justice,” Jennifer walks through the emotions associated with that day, and why she feels Nia deserves to be hauled into court! Jennifer believes Nia was motivated by a quest for fame – something she has in common with her boss! “On my show some of these women take pride in showing their ass in the most compromising way. These females have a point to prove and will do or say anything to be a ‘reality show star,’” Jennifer seethes.
“Fame is a powerful drug and some will go any length to achieve it. I am a grown woman and I have never had to fight someone to prove my point, I use my vocabulary and brain for that. Mature woman should be able to communicate their differences without violence. Using your hands to express yourself is absolutely WACK!!!”
As for the day in question, Jennifer had no intention of getting into an argument with anyone, and was very surprised by what transpired. “The assistant/gofer decided to be in full action with her monkey see monkey do self as she snuck a slap from behind. You are a coward if you catch me off guard while sitting down and not to mention a bully!;” Jennifer recounts
“Then the president of the NON Factor T-shirt Enterprise (HA! HAHA!) thought that jumping across the table like a demon would be a good look for the young women in America that watch the show. The horses racing around the track were more civilized than some of the woman with me in the presidential suite that day. I swear I still don’t understand why someone would want to act so ridiculous on national television but I guess some will do anything for fame.” Dang, I love when Jenn gets feisty and mad!
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