Friday, May 1, 2015
AJ just celebrated his 21st Birthday with
his very proud mom, Renee Graziano
Happy Birthday AJ!
And what else is Renee celebrating these days? Hmmmm. I have been trying to get "official" word about Mob Wives Season 6 since season 5 ended. It's over a month and frankly my patience is wearing thin. I have to be a private detective searching the internet and all the mob wives twitter timelines just to get a "crumb" of information. Fans want to know! Hell bloggers need to know! Is there going to be a season six and if so who is going to be in the cast??? Is that such a hard question to answer? Plenty of rumors have been circulating and we could have jumped on them, but we didn't. Well now I am jumping on this tweet:
Renee seems to be making an "announcement"!
That's right! Renee says she is taking a month's break, presumably the month of May, before Season 6 of Mob wives starts filming. The timing for filming would be just right. Last year I believe filming started in June for an early December season premiere. And, Renee throws in another tidbit "Loyalty versus Evil." Will that be the new season title or just Renee's description of what we can expect? And who is Renee referring to in the loyal and evil camps?
UPDATE: Karen was asked about season 6 and she seems to have confirmed it also with her reply.
Let's see what else Renee has been posting and celebrating?
Renee celebrated her induction into Penthouse Magazine with a bottle of Carla Facciolo's Prosecco wine!
First of all we want to congratulate Renee on her write up in such a classy publication. Second, we are curious and happy to see that she is promoting her good friend Carla's wine. Renee and Carla have really patched things up and I for one am happy to hear it.
So . . . there must be a season six, right? And who can we expect to see? Renee, Karen and Carla seem to be obvious choices. There is your "loyal" camp. Big Ang has to put her health first, so her appearances may depend on her doctor's orders. Drita, if she returns, will have to be part of the "evil" alliance . . . but who is going to have her back? I really think the Philly chicks all wore out their welcome. I am starting to believe they are going to try and reel in Alicia and maybe that's what is taking so long to make things "official." Alicia can easily side with Drita, and she has her own big issue with Karen that has been hanging out there unaddressed. That's the only reason I can see Alicia coming back.
Meanwhile, I wish I didn't have to play guessing games and we would be informed about what is going on. Fans are invested int he show and the cast and we need to know! Are you reading Jenn Graziano?
UPDATE: Drita seems to have confirmed that she will be on Season 6 of Mob Wives. When asked on Twitter about the new show she was going to do, Drita replied, "No worries, we got a double whammy." So with Drita's return, all the original girls should be back. This should be interesting because Drita sold out Karen and Carla back in season three. They all had a pack not to do the show unless they all got more money. Drita backed out of their agreement and signed back on. Plus, let's not forget how Drita snubbed Carla, or rather dumped Carla: "We're not friends "like that" any more." I think that's enough to cause some drama for season 6, don't you?
Friday, April 17, 2015
Big Ang took to social media last night to thank fans for all their love, support and prayers through this very difficult time in her life. Ang still has a long road ahead with more testing, treatment and it's being reported she will need additional surgery to remove lymph nodes on the right side of her throat. Meanwhile, Ang has shared some wonderful news which is keeping her spirits up. She has a new grandson to spoil. The baby is the son of her son, AJ and his wife, Gab.
We continue to wish Ang well and send prayers for the next phase of her treatment. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandmother of little RJ. May God be watching down on all of them and keep them in His care.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Big Ang with her new Gucci Bag from Jenn Graziano
Ang's friend, Vinnie Medugno reports that Ang is now at home and resting and still thinking of her fans throughout this whole ordeal. We continue to wish Ang the best during her therapy sessions and treatment and hope she has a speedy recovery.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Our beloved Big Ang
The fights Big Ang has had to deal with on Mob Wives is nothing compared to what she has gone through the past two weeks. In fact, she has been in the fight of her life. After experiencing throat pain, Big Ang went to seek medical care only to discover doctors found a "lemon-sized" tumor in her throat. Further tests revealed that the tumor was cancerous and needed to be removed. The surgery was performed this past Tuesday. The tumor was found to be larger than expected, reportedly the size of a grapefruit, and took eight hours to remove. The doctors also removed a few lymph nodes as a precaution and for biopsy testing. Fortunately, doctors did not have to touch the voice box. Ang will need to rest her voice for three days and then should be able to speak normally. She will also be getting physical therapy while at the hospital, where she will remain for a few days. Ang is expected to recover in about two weeks. Doctors are optimistic and the surgery itself was a success.
Still to be determined is whether or not the cancer has spread to other parts of her body (metastasis). For this, PET scan testing will be required. A PET scan requires the patient to have a radioactive substance given through an IV, which is called a tracer. The tracer travels through the blood to all the organs of the body and collects there. That process takes about an hour. Then the 3D scan is performed. The scan can determine if any other areas of the body have been affected by the disease. This information is important to know before doctors begin a treatment plan that may involve chemotherapy, radiation or both. Hopefully, the PET scan results will be negative.
We will continue to pray and send positive thoughts to Big Ang and wish her a speedy recovery.
If you wish to send Big Ang get well wishes or cards, you can do so by writing to: Country Mouse, 570 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10310
UPDATEs: Ang's friend, Vinnie, went to visit her at the hospital and updates fans.
UPDATEs: Ang's friend, Vinnie, went to visit her at the hospital and updates fans.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Karen opens a new door!
Karen has an extensive background in skin care. Tonight she made an exciting announcement on Twitter. Karen is partnering with dermatologists Rodan and Fields, who created the well known PROACTIV product line. Subsequently they also created an anti-aging product line called Redefine. Congratulations to Karen on her new business venture! Here is her announcement and I'm sure there will be more information forth coming.
Big Ang sporting her new hair style and color
Earlier today, TMZ and other media outlets were reporting on Big Ang's medical condition. They were saying that Ang was having surgery on a lemon size tumor found in her throat which was causing her pain. We decided not to invade Big Ang's privacy as neither the cast, nor her family were discussing it on twitter. However, moments ago, Big Ang made her own statement to fans apologizing for not being the one to release the information to her fans. She went on to give the actual details of what exactly is going on at the moment. Her comment is a far cry from what was being reported earlier. Here is her statement. We are keeping Ang in our prayers and sending positive thoughts her way for a full and speedy recovery.
P.S. Family says Anyone who wants to send get well cards to Big Ang can send them to: Country Mouse at 570 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10310
UPDATE 2: Big Ang has issue another statement on her facebook page to fans:
Big Ang out with friends on Saturday, April 4rd.
Saturday, April 4th
UPDATE 3: Tuesday, April 7th. Big Ang's surgery is being performed today. Her sister, Janine, Leaves this message in Instagram:
As I stand behind you in this pic I stand behind you in our day life as I always did & always have. You are my older sister my first friend my idol someone I always knew would make it ... You cannot & will not let me down today I refuse you know me I will haunt you .... I love you we need you Mommy is with you I feel it today we are positive you got this you are strong & your grandchildren kids nieces nephews sisters brothers friends & all family member need you oooo & the fans too we love you #doodles #bigsis #lilsis #friendsforever
UPDATE 4: Tuesday, April 7th - 8:00 P. M. Ang's sister Janine reports:
Friday, March 27, 2015
The cutting room floor
For every episode we see, about 40 minutes of footage, there are hours of footage that just doesn't make it into the episode. It was said that it took 13 hours to film the Reunion Show just to get the 80 minutes we saw in both parts. I can't help but imagine all the things we didn't see. There must be enough footage to create a season 5.1 and at least a part 3 Reunion. What happens to all the "extra" footage? What aren't we seeing? That's what I want to know.
Of course, it's assumed that only the best scenes make it into any production and the worst scenes are cut. That's the whole point of taking extra footage and making sure you have more than enough to put a good show together. And, there are scenes that are planned and shot, but never make it into the show so they put them out as bonus clips. Usually, these bonus clips aren't very exciting anyway. I like to call them "filler" scenes meaning when they run out of the good stuff they insert a little scene where nothing really happens, but it fills in for any shortage of time for the episode.
Some of the edited footage will be saved to add to the season's DVDs to entice fans to purchase them and see what they missed.
Now for a little fun with photos . . . Bring BACK the OGs!
Drita: "I wanna eat your face off!"
Carla: "A mothball? Seriously?"
Renee, always the Queen of hearts!
Karen, Times Square!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In this clip Karen discusses her feelings concerning the history between the Gravanos and the Gottis and how she now looks at the situation that currently exists between their families. Karen feels she and Victoria Gotti were born into the lifestyle, it wasn't something they chose and they have both been affected by their father's choices in life. Karen sounds very sincere and i would love it if there could be a real sit down between these two women where they can find some closure and peace about the past.
Picture & Video Credit: VH1
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ang & Karen share their thoughts
Ever since Carla stepped through the door to Renee's Mob Candy first anniversary party inquiring minds have been wondering what the hell is going on. Carla and Drita were best friends, but Drita gives her a lukewarm welcome and then comes up with three excuses why she had to run off seconds later. First it was because her kids had school the next day, then she had to pack for vacation and finally Lee was outside waiting for her to take her on a date. Okay. Whatever. But in the confessional she says she and Carla aren't friends like "that" any more and talking to Carla is like talking to a mothball in her closet. There is definitely more to the story than Drita is saying.
Karen and Ang weigh in with their thoughts. Ang thinks Drita's life has changed since Lee came home and she isn't single any more. But, when Karen mentions Drita's comments, Ang is a little taken aback. There have been "hints and rumors" floating around that Drita sold out Karen, Ramona and Carla at the end of season three, but no one is addressing that for the moment (maybe a good story line for season six?). And finally, in my opinion, Karen hits the nail of the head best when she says it's really all about a person's definition and value of friendship. And from that I gather, Drita is not a loyal or trustworthy friend.
Picture and video credit: VH1
Saturday, March 21, 2015
What's in the sauce?
It ain't just meatballs!
While watching the Mob Wives Reunion Part 2, taking notes and trying my best to tweet, I caught a glimpse of a tweet Mob Mistress posted. I got a big laugh out of it considering all the non-stop drama we had in season five that continued on the reunion and overflowed on to twitter. Here is the secret ingredient that Mob Mistress thinks has been added to the traditional Sunday sauce recipe:
and that sums up the explosive season 5 drama
in a bullet shell
Now what? There is no word on a season 6 at all. I'm waiting for VH1 or Jennifer Graziano to leak something. Are they trying to decide on a season 6? Are they holding off until they figure out who will be in the cast? Are they trying to envision possible storylines that will bring the show back to New York wives who have history and legitimate mob ties? Who knows? But my imagination is going a little crazy imagining the possibilities.
First of all, no more Philly chicks and no more tapes. What is recorded in Philly should stay in Philly. Let them go get their own show if they want to air their dirty laundry. "Philly Wives, Lies and Videotapes." By the way, Pennsylvania is a two party consent state when it comes to recording people, so if you don't tell them you are taping, it's illegal. Now you can call me a rat.
Drita says she will not be back, she apparently has her own show. Speculating about that show is for another blog. Let's say she returns full-time or makes guest appearances. Carla has a real beef to settle with her. This blogger has been harsh on Carla, but I am very sympathetic to her situation. Who among us has not had a close friend betray us for no reason? Someone who you spoke to regularly and suddenly talked to you less and less while they distanced themselves? Someone who you have stood by and helped, shared meals and personal thoughts and feelings. We saw the friendship play out on the show and off the show. Then it ended. No reason given. "We aren't friends like that any more . . . she's like talking to a mothball in my closet." Carla needs to have her say. If Drita doesn't want to face the music, then Carla will have something to talk about to the others. P.S. Carla can use some of her soaps to wash her hands of Drita!
Oh and there is another beef Karen was trying to get out in the Reunion Part 2, the "elephant in the room" that we have blogged about before. Drita "sold out" Carla, Ramona and Karen at the end of season three. From what I have gathered, the four of them had a packed not to do the show unless they all got a raise. Three of them kept their word and one did not. Fans of Drita defend her saying she had her family to feed. They don't seem to extend that same consideration to the other three ladies. So we would like Ramona to come back and all three ladies need to have a little sit down with Drita. Do I think that will happen? Absolutely not. One "red-eye" for Drita was enough.
Karen also has a beef with Alicia, but Alicia does not want to meet up with Karen on the show and talk truth. I'm sure if she had been open to it we would have seen that unfold this season. Instead, Karen had to explain her side in bits and pieces on the Reunion Part 1, about two years after Alicia ran her mouth on season four. I guess Alicia is okay with that? I'm not. I want to hear the whole story, in Karen's words, uninterrupted.
Karen has said she would like to sit down and talk to Victoria Gotti. Considering the long mob history between the Gottis and the Gravanos, this story line would be epic and probably make history in and of itself. Can they get Victoria Gotti to agree to come on the show and have this conversation? We'll see. Maybe they two mob daughters will get some closure from such an experience.
Renee and Carla made up for the sake of their very long friendship. I would like to see more of them rebuilding their friendship as in new season, new beginnings. Maybe they can figure out why Drita was clearly upset that the two of them are not only friends but "kissin' cousins?" Well Drita never did understand the meaning of a real friendship anyway. Karen reached out to her several times in season one and it was like talking to a brick wall. Drita's stance is that when Karen moved to Arizona they stopped being friends. And when Carla was no longer on Mob Wives, they stopped being friends. Hmmm, I am picking up a pattern here. Did I mention Drita unfollowed/blocked everyone except Big Ang? Chirp, chirp.
I would like to see Love Majewski come back, she has a very colorful past and lots of history with the girls. And, if we are going to add someone new, can it please be a REAL Mob Wife like Diondrea Nicosia? I'm sure she would bring a lot to the table. Both of these ladies were on "I Married a Mobster" and their stories continue to generate the most hits and comments of all the blogs we wrote on that series.
So Jenn and VH1 let's get this party started. There is still more life left in Mob Wives! Keep it in New York! Keep it real! Let's get back to what the show is supposed to be about.
What would you like to see if there is a season six? You never know who is reading!