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."
What's that you say? She's biffles with Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes? Well, that explains it! Laura will be making an appearance in the upcoming wedding series I Dream of NeNe as one of the Neenster's bridesmaids. Not shockingly, she's talking all about her experience!
Gloria has been vocal about leaving the show in the past (I'd always just assumed she wasn't asked to return, which could very well be the case), and it was rumored that VH1 was none to pleased when she eloped mid-season of BBW LA with NBA player Matt Barnes and did not invite camera crews to capture the nuptials. In your face, VH1!
Well, I don't know about y'all, but after Monday night's premiere of Basketball Wives, I'm curious to see where newbie Tasha Marbury fits in with this illustrious group of "ladies."
Tasha, who is married to former NBA star Stephon Marbury has admitted to agreeing to the show so that she had something independent of being known for the man she married. Stephon used to play for the Boston Celtics, and he's recently signed on to play in China for the Bejing Ducks. While that's great for him, I really just want his wife to make an appearance on BBW because she's rumored to ruffle Shaunie O'Neal's feathers!
Words can't even describe how much Basketball Wives'Shaunie O'Neal grates on my nerves. She doesn't own her inner mean girl, and she lets Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman do her bidding while she sits back feigning clean hands. This season is going to be no different, I presume.
However, on Monday's premiere, Nostrils promised to be more outspoken and not hold back in what she's thinking. Did I miss the part where she promises to be arrogant to the point of making me nauseous? Because she is.
If you've been watching Mob Wives since its inception, you know it wasn't always Big Ang and spa days and break-downs. The ladies used to be scary violent until they realized what an atrocious example they were setting for their kids. Now, even with underlying tension, they're relatively tame. Even the sharp-tongued threats of Ramona Rizzo have been soothed with the sweet feelings of true love, even if that love has to be expressed via telephone while staring into her lover's eyes through a sheet of plate glass. Le sigh…and more on that in a bit!
I guess VH1 was getting bored with the lack of drama and feuding because the network is mixing it up with new cast member Alicia DiMichele Garafola…and she and Karen Gravano are not going to see eye-to-eye. Why, you ask? Oh just a little thing called "Karen's dad admitted he put a hit out on Alicia's father-in-law at the command of John Gotti." No biggie.
I don't know why I expected the two-part reunion of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta to be the end of it for a while, but I'm oh so glad it's not! I should have known that Stevie J. and Joseline Hernandez would continue to ride their wave of ridiculous popularity…but I think my life is better for it.
After the infamous Life Partner Gang debacle, Stevie is moving on to bigger and better–and way more famous–situations. Enter Denzel Washington. Yes, did reading that shock you as much as it did for me to type it? Read on!