You have to hand it to Mob Wives'Renee Graziano. The hardened reality star basically unraveled during the demise of her marriage and the realization that her husband had turned state's evidence on her father. As you know, VH1 cameras were there to capture it all.
Thankfully, Renee was able to pull herself up by her bootstraps and get the help she needed to overcome the addictions she used to numb her pain. Not wanting to return to the person she once was, Renee continues to take measures to better herself.
They'll be back before you know it! Yes, I'm talking about the less violent but equally ridiculous compared to their counterparts women of Basketball Wives: L.A. VH1 seems to have us in some sort of choke hold with these girls, yet I don't fight it. Odd, I know.
With some new cast members in the mix (and the Sisters Govan departing), hopefully there will be some new excitement in BBW: LA (read: not boring as heck). Not surprisingly, the show's breakout star Draya Michele is all about promoting the series (and herself of course) to whoever will listen.
It's even been rumored recently that K. Michelle and NBA boyfriend Lance Stephenson were expecting a little bundle of joy. While K. Michelle hasn't spoken out against that gossip, she did share some a very vague, yet very telling, status with her Twitter followers regarding her relationship.
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You know, we often warn tweens and teens of the dangers of over exposure on social media, but reality stars need a major lesson as well. I'm not even talking about sexting or posting pictures on Instagram that I can't ever unsee (I'm looking at you, Coco). I'm just talking about plain ol' common sense, you said you were going to be one place and then you posted pictures of yourself in another.
Apparently new Mob Wivescast memberAlicia DiMichele Garofalo doesn't realize that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" ONLY if you're not posting pictures of yourself in Sin City every five seconds. This is especially true if you told a judge that the only reason you'd need to travel outside of the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania area to which an arrest kept you quarantined is to visit your son in college in West Virginia. Details, schmeatails.
Hop Hollywood recently caught up with Bambi at the BET Hop Hop Awards. When asked about her presence on the upcoming season of L&HH ATL, she shyly replies, "I'm pretty sure. Maybe a little bit." Does "a little bit" mean a little bit more than the hot tub scene with Benzino when Kirk Frost got into a whole menage of trouble? Only time will tell, I guess. Bambi also shares that she is totally done with all things BBW: LA, although her friendship with Malaysia is still solid. As for Scrappy's ex-fiance and the mother of his child Erica Dixon, Bambi is pretty much "Erica who?"
I wonder if Bambi is the princess that Queen Momma Dee has been waiting on her prince to find?
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And speaking of new ladies, Basketball Wives creator Shaunie O'Neal isn't too thrilled with newbie Tasha Marbury. She's used to having people kiss her bum, so I think Shaunie's a bit thrown by the fact that Tasha doesn't seem to give a tiny toot about Nostrils or her posse of puppets.
For once (I know, I can't believe it either), I am going to reserve judgment on the following interview. In part, I think Basketball Wives'Tami Roman's chat with the Christian Post is sincere, but I can't help but think that all of these ladies are on a massive PR campaign to spiff up their tarnished images despite the same bad (albeit calmer) behavior this season. Plus, I don't want to get struck by lightning…
Talking to the magazine, Tami shares that the online petitions created by fans last season to have her kicked off the show caused her to fall into a deep depression. She says, "I was traumatized. I became an introvert and literally withdrew from everybody that loved me, the people that I worked with and I didn't know how to handle what was happening." Again, reserving judgment.
It was the power of prayer, according to Tami, that turned things around (perhaps things are still turning? No judgment, Lauren). She admits, "It caused me to just say, 'ok God help me out of this situation' and I decided to make all the necessary changes," adding, "But I needed to have people really know me, know Tami and not just the imagery that they see on Basketball Wives."