Tonight is the long awaited reunion show of VH1’s new hit – Basketball Wives. The one hour reunion is set to air at 10/9c.
As we reported last week, a major fight broke out when alleged groupie Sandra Lopez was brought on to the stage, much to the dismay of cast member Suzie Ketcham. Sources reveal “Suzie got really p—– off and just got up and left, but not soon after, she came back with a huge bucket of water and threw it at Sandra.”
According to an insider, things took an uglier turn when “Sandra tried to run away, but in the process, she slipped in the water and fell.” Cops were called and Suzie ended up being arrested.
While the ladies sit down to rehash the events of the season, cast member Gloria Govan will not be in attendance, as she skipped the reunion taping.. Gloria has voiced her disdain for the show, and has said she will not be back for season two. As we previously reported, VH1 has renewed Basketball Wives for a second season.
A video preview is below –
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REUNION SHOW AND THIS SEASON OF BASKETBALL WIVES?
“VH1 announced today that its latest hit series Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, Basketball Wives and What Chilli Wants have all been picked up for second seasons.”
“VH1 viewers connected strongly with these three new series this year, and we’re so happy that we can continue to share these real-life stories from the worlds of music and celebrity. Will Chilli really ever let down her guard in her quest for love? How well will Brandy and Ray J step up in their family business? And how will the Basketball Wives move forward in their complicated lives? We’re looking forward to answering those questions in their next cycles,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1.”
The finales of Basketball Wives and What Chilli Wants airs tonight at 10PM and 10:30PM, respectively. Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business will finale on Sunday, June 27 at 9PM. A reunion is also being filmed for the Basketball Wives, and that will air Sunday, June 20 at 10PM.
Thoughts on the shows: Basketball Wives – has been pretty interesting to watch. It rivals the drama of the Bravo Housewives’ franchises. Similar to Bravo Housewives, the show will also be expanding and Football Wives is set to debut sometime this year. The only bad thing about this show is there are really no likable characters. Evelyn and Jennifer are both drama queens who need to get off their holier than thou attitudes. Evelyn spent most of the season picking on Royce only to have nude photos of her leaked online. I can’t decide if I like Suzie or find her annoying, Royce is okay, and I guess I actually like Gloria and her FU attitude.
What Chilli Wants – I was a bit surprised to see Chilli is somewhat of a prima donna. I thought she was over the top mean to some of her dates at times. TionnaSmalls is also a bit annoying to watch, and borderline obnoxious at times. While Chilli can be a handful at times, Tionna needs to learn how to be professional at all times and learn how to deal with personalities like Chilli if she wants to do this professionally. It’s however nice to see Chilli finally connect with Farmer D and Bill. Wonder who she will pick.
Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business – When I first heard of this show, I was certain it was going to be a boring show, but I’ve been quite surprised at how interesting it has been. I think the reason the show has been great is because the family was very open and honest about their lives. Letting the viewers in on the real drama going on in the family has made for great TV.
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THESE SHOWS AND THIS SEASON?
According to TMZ, Evelyn is now suing Vanessa Davis, former wife of NBA player Ricky Davis (pictured above). Evelyn claims Vanessa, who can be seen on tonight’s episode of Basketball Wives, smeared her reputation all over the Internet after she was “not selected” to be on the reality show.
It doesn’t end there however. Evelyn also claims Vanessa is the responsible party who hacked into her email and leaked her topless nude pictures online. Vanessa is also accused of going to a gossip blog and calling Evelyn a “high end prostitute,” a “drunkard,” and a “hoe ass” — and even accusing her of neglecting her daughter.
Evelyn claims Vanessa is out to “ruin her reputation” — and is asking for at least $15,000 in damages for all the trouble Vanessa allegedly caused.
TELL US: DID EVELYN GO TOO FAR IN CONFRONTING VANESSA?
Gloria speaks out on the drama with Royce, her fiance Matt Barnes stating that he is “disgusted” with the show, and briefly touches on the scandal of her sister, Laura Govan, having an affair with Shaquille O’Neal. Gloria also reveals her wedding is coming up in August and that she will not be returning for a second season.
And how do you feel about the show? Do you feel like your portrayal is accurate?
To a certain extent. I didn’t know the women coming into the show, so I think sometimes I may come off a little naive. I may come off as the shy-girl-in-the-background type, which is not my personality at all. I’ve never had a problem telling anybody how I feel. On the show, though, I’m being me, 100 percent real the whole time so there’s no surprises. I haven’t seen any surprises.
What did you think of the fact that Jennifer and Evelyn seem insistent on pushing the point that he’s not as faithful as you seem to think he is?
You have these grown women who have been in the game for so long, and you would think they would say, “Hey listen, Gloria, I’ve been there done that for the past 10 years and here are my stories, here is my advice, take it for what it’s worth and good luck.” Instead they have to be so persistent and try to taint our relationship. I look at it as being bitter and jealous. I’m 10 years younger than most of the cast members on the show, I’m 24-years-old, and I’m in a respectful, loving relationship, I’m getting married in August, I have two beautiful kids and a family who loves me, and a lot of them are missing a majority of those components. It’s natural for them to be envious of what I have.
They’ve gone as far as to suggest that they have, maybe secondhand evidence, that Matt has been unfaithful to you. Do you have any response to that?
No. I think that they’re just very scarred individuals who don’t have anything else better to do than try to create misery. They would be happy if I was where they are now, and that’s unfortunate. If you’re someone who thrives on someone else’s misery and you’re trying to break up a happy home, I just think it’s kind of sad.
What did you think about Matt saying the show “disgusted” him in a recent interview?
Matt is very opinionated. I just asked him to make sure that he pinpoints exactly what disgusts him next time. That’s just such a broad and vague comment that it could be interpreted in any way. It didn’t surprise me, though. Matt has told me several times that he doesn’t like the show. It’s not necessarily about my role, but just how bitter the other women are. Bitter and angry and just jealous. He’s just like, “That’s not a good look, that’s not who you are, that’s not who you represent.” I think he’s more concerned about people thinking that I run in this kind of circle, because I don’t. I can’t say that I was disgusted by the first episode, but you know, I wasn’t really a fan.
Your storyline isn’t exactly drama-free, though. When you talk about Royce you say to fraternize with her would be like sleeping with the enemy.
What I mean by that is Royce is Dwight Howard’s baby mother, and Matt is on the same team as Dwight Howard, so being friends with Royce is not worth messing up Matt’s team camaraderie. If Royce comes over here and we’re all buddy-buddy and Matt’s around, that could really end up messing up Matt and Dwight’s friendship.
Obviously the reason she was so aggressive in the boxing ring is because everyone had sort of informed her of your opinion of her. Did you feel betrayed by everyone at that point?
Not necessarily betrayed, I just think that they realize that I’m not going to conform to their little group, and so I think they try really hard to make me the black sheep or the outsider. Which is fine. I don’t have a problem with that, it was just kind of funny that they try to make it seem like I’m the only one who feels this way. They’re so quick to tell Royce, “Oh, well Gloria said this,” but in turn, they were agreeing with me or it may have been that they started the conversation and I just chimed in a little bit. I just think it was everybody’s opportunity to say, “Now we have a way to turn the tables.”
I’m sure that you don’t want to get into it about your sister’s alleged affair with Shaq, but did that add any level of stress as well? The fact that you were coming in with people already whispering about your family?
No. Like I said, in the show, they already formed their opinions and they’re already friends with Shaunie. And although I’m friends with Shaunie, I can’t say that we talk on the phone or we text each other. We are cordial, but she’s not invited to my wedding. She’s not that type of friend, so it didn’t bother me. You guys have already formed your own opinions, and I’m not here to change that. I’m here to say you’re not going to talk about my sister in front of me and think that that’s OK.
Knowing what you know about the way the show turned out, would you do it all over again?
No. No, no.
Would you participate in a second season?
An all new episode of Basketball Wives airs tonight on VH1.
It seems NBA player Matt Barnes is having reality tv remorse. The Orlando Magic player who stars alongside his fiance,Gloria Govan, on the hit show Basketball Wivesdid a radio interview this week, during which he expressed regret in doing the show.
“I wasn’t 100% against it at the beginning. It started back in Phoenix when SHAUNIE O’NEAL approached my fiancee about it and I was really apprehensive about it. Then they kept approaching my fiancee about it back and forth back and forth and I was really against it but my fiancee talked to the producers and felt good about it so I definitely backed her.
But after watching the first show I was just disgusted. I told my team, because you know [my teammate] Dwight’s involved in that too, that I’m not watching that because I know it’s going to make me mad and I’m going to watch it at the end of the season. I just think that what they say is going to happen and what actually happens is two different things.
Reality TV is kind of a joke. Everything is scripted. There is nothing reality about Reality TV. With that said, I’ll kind of leave it at that but if you want to have me back on at the end of the season when I won’t get fined for what I say, I’ll definitely tell you what I think about that.”
This is not surprising news as there have been rumors and rumblings that Matt and Gloria are experiencing serious problems in their relationship, and might not make it down the aisle. Gloria’s decision to do the show is also said to be a big part of their problems.
A new episode of Basketball Wives is set to air tonight. Jennifer Williamscontemplates the future of her marriage, while she and pal Suzie Ketchem get into a heated confrontation with a groupie.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW EPISODE?
There’s finally some good news regarding Bret Michael’s health. According to his reps, Brett is responding well to tests and treatments.
“Michaels remains under 24-hour observation in the ICU and is in positive spirits. He is responding well to tests and treatments,” says his reps in a statement. “Even though today was a minor setback, doctors remain hopeful for a full recovery.”
Bret is now beginning what some say will be a slow and painful recovery from a brain hemorrhage. The 47 year-old rocker and former Rock of Lovestar is however having to deal with a minor setback as he was diagnosed with a side effect that leads to seizures, according to his reps. Also complicating his recovery is the fact that Bret had an emergency appendectomy earlier this month, and also suffers from Type 1 diabetes.
Bret is however conscious and in critical but stable condition. There is also some speculation that Bret’s head injury is a result of the injury he suffered last year at the Tony Awards when from a prop struck him at the show. It is however possible the cause of Bret’s injury may never be found as is often the case with many patients with this condition.
Donald Trump, Bret’s boss on Celebrity Apprentice, sent Bret some well wishes over the weekend. “I am deeply saddened to hear about Bret Michaels and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time. He’s a great competitor and champion and I hope he will be fine,” said Donald to UsWeekly.
The overly sensitive Shaq reportedly believes his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal might be bashing him on future episodes, and had his lawyers fire off a letter to VH1 demanding they “immediately halt production on “any further episodes of ‘Basketball Wives’ which make any reference to Mr. O’Neal.”
Shaq’s lawyer is claiming Shaunie signed a confidentiality agreement at some point in their relationship therefore preventing her from saying anything about Shaq on TV. VH1 has however confirmed the show will go on. The new episode will still air tonight at the scheduled time of 10/9c.
Coming of the heels of a rather impressive debut of Basketball Wives, VH1 announced this week that it will be creating a new spin off series called Football Wives. Similar to Basketball Wives, Football Wives will also offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous life of the better halves of professional football’s most elite players.
“Football and basketball are really two very different worlds,” Jeff Olde, executive vice president of original programming and production at VH1, said Wednesday. “In football, there are no guaranteed contracts, so you could be in your heyday one day and out completely the next.”
“The players are also on the road much less than basketball players,” added Olde, “so the family dynamic and work schedule is totally different from the women’s perspective.”
TELL US – WILL YOU TUNE IN FOR FOOTBALL WIVES? AND WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST EPISODE OF BASKETBALL WIVES?
Tonight is the big premiere night on VH1 as they will be debuting three new reality shows.
The first is Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business. The show follows celebrity siblings Brandy and For The Love of Ray J star, Ray J Norwood, as they try to take their careers to the next level. The duo will be getting the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja Norwood and talented musical father, Willie Norwood. This premieres at at 9/8c tonight.
Then next up is the premiere of the highly anticipated Basketball Wives, a show similar to the Bravo Housewives series. The show follows the extraordinary lives of seven women who are best friends and either the wife, ex-wife or girlfriend of an NBA superstar. And based on the supertrailer, it is bound to be a drama filled season, which we all love ofcourse. Basketball Wives premieres at 10/9c.
The last show premiering tonight is What Chilli Wants. The show documents Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of music group TLC’s search for love . This premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c.
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO ANY OF THESE SHOWS? AND IF SO, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREMIERE EPISODES?