Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mob Wives: RECAP "The Sit Down," Ep 605

Ready for a Sit Down?

Drita has to come

Drita struts into the warehouse where the other four ladies have been sitting and waiting since last week. Drita wants the girls to "stop poking the f*cking lion." I guess that's her new persona. I remember when she was a tiger. Renee says the mood of the whole room changed and got dark when Drita entered. Carla starts by saying they were all very good friends at one time in their lives. Karen says that why they are all there because they were friends. Carla says she knows Drita has a problem with her, but Drita isn't saying what it is. Carla says she noticed it when Drita walked out of Renee's Party. Drita thinks that Karen making up with Renee is not normal. Carla says then she heard the whole thing at the parade when Love said something about Drita. Drita says she told Love don't think I'll be ok if you hit Carla in front of me. Ang asks why would you care about Love? Carla yells it's not about Love it's about the f*cking friendship and that's why we are all here to establish the f*cking friendship! Carla says I don't care what she said you said, "you should have said you aren't hitting her whether I'm there or not. But you didn't." And then Carla adds she told Drita something in confidence and she found out she told Ang. Drita says she told Ang because she was worried about her. Renee wants the two of them to admit they were hurt. Drita says the last person that should be trying to get us together is Renee.

A lot of talking, like a reunion show without a moderator!

Not everyone agrees

Drita is upset that Renee and Carla made up when they hated each other. Renee doesn't understand how Drita doesn't get that she and Carla have been friends for 30 years, got into a fight and made up. Drita wants to know what Renee thinks a friend is. Renee explains. Renee calls out Drita for saying she is the core of all the problems. Renee says she is sick of Drita picking on her. Drita says Renee fought with everyone. Karen says Drita fought with everyone. Drita admits she was wrong for saying Renee is the cause of all the problems. Renee says they all have issues bigger than what is going in this room and wants to get to a resolution so they can all be around each other. Renee apologizes for her part. Carla says she was hurt by Drita saying "we aren't friends like that any more." Carla says she considered Drita a good friend. Drita apologizes. They all agree to leave everything in that room and not talk sh*t about each other any more. Everyone is happy. Drita never wants to hear anyone talked about her after this sit down. Frankly, I didn't see any real resolution. I heard a lot of talking over each other, a couple of apologies that came out of nowhere and a "resolution." It was almost like a magic trick that you watch, don't know what happens, but in the end the rabbit comes out of the hat. Hmmmm. Well it's only episode 5 so maybe this resolution will dissolve?

Renee, AJ and Andrea wearing fur coats at minus 5 degrees. Renee wants the kids home with her after she paid for a medium to check out the ghosts. She also wants them to get engaged. Renee is going to bribe Andrea with some of her own bling and AJ with a Rolex. They agree to stay there part time. Renee will settle for that.

Marissa and her boyfriend's sister, August, go to a jean shop. Apparently O.Z.'s birthday is coming up. Marissa tells her about the girls, Karen and Renee. Then she tells her about Brittany who is a flip flopper and hangs with Drita. She doesn't like Brittany, but if she wants to bring the tiger out of her she will get mauled.

Brittany meets with all the girls

But soon gets fed up when she hears 
Marissa is still talking about her

The OG girls go out for drinks and in walks Brittany. Bada Bing Bada Boom. Ang brings up Marissa and tells Brittany Marissa said she is a flip flopper. Carla explains the flip flopping remark is about when they were in the Hamptons and Carla told her Drita said "they weren't friends like that any more." Brittany had plenty to say about it. But, at Ang's party, she hung out with Drita the whole time like they were best friends. Renee says Marissa was thinking Brittany's loyalty should be to Karen. Brittany says she is loyal to Karen. Brittany is fed up with Marissa always talking about her to the these women trying to cause trouble for her. She's always in her business. Renee thinks they should talk it out, it's not that serious. Karen feels she is in a weird position. Brittany's father and her father have a long relationship and she has history with Marissa, so she is caught in the middle.

Carla calls her kids Joseph and Carmen to help her pack. She is moving out of her house she has been in for 13 years. It's too big for her to maintain alone. She says there are so many memories in the house, but she has to move on to better things. Carla calls Joe, her ex, because the kids are acting up. He is really no help.

Marissa and Carla are waiting for Karen and Drita to join them at a restaurant. Carla says she closed on both houses and she is ready to move. Everyone sits down to chat and they are all happy and cool with each other. Marissa throws the "lush" word around for a few laughs, but it gets Drita's attention. Drita wants know what her issue with Brittany is? Why is she calling her a lush and flip flopper? Marissa explains why she called her a flip flopper, she's talking about Drita behind her back one minute and then she is best friends with her the next. Drita points out that Marissa says she doesn't care what Brittany is doing, but she cares enough to talk about her. Karen feels caught in the middle. Drita tells her Brittany said Marissa back paddled on what she said.

Big Ang is visiting Renee and she shows her how she redecorated AJ's room for him and his girlfriend. Ang isn't thrilled with what she sees. She hates the colors. Renee says she smoked a joint and decorated. Ang says "I could tell." Ang decides she has to take over and spruce it up a little to make it nice. Ang tells her don't smoke pot or hang anything ever again.

Karen and Karina go to the salon. Karen tries to spend time with her daughter whenever she can. She has grown up so fast. Karen is very proud of Karina for how well she adjusted to living in New York. Karina thanks her for making her stick it out, now she loves New York. Karina is pursuing a modeling career and it's good for her confidence. Karen tells her how Brittany and Marissa don't get along. They both like Brittany, but Karen wants them to solve their issues.

Carla and Drita see Brittany coming with an attitude

Another get together at a bar with Brittany, Marissa, Renee, Karen, Carla, Drita, Ang. Brittany is going there with an attitude, ready to fight Marissa and it won't take much to set her off.  Brittany arrives and the other ladies are trying to talk Brittany down. Ang and Drita decide take her to another table to talk to her. But Brittany is already fed up with Marissa and ready for a fight. While they are alone Drita tells Brittany that Marissa said "Brittany better be monotone with me." Brittany gets even more agitated. She wants to kick her in the face. She already said too much. Karen says she brought Brittany into the group and wants her to respect her enough to just talk. Karen doesn't like it that they took Brittany off to another table because it looks like they are creating sides, conquering and dividing. Karen goes over and tells Brittany she wants them to squash it in a mature way because she is in the middle. Karen wants her to hear what Marissa has to say. Brittany tells her to "get the f*ck out of here." Brittany is not in the mood to talk. Marissa arrives decked out in her bathing suit and cover-up. Not exactly fighting attire.

At Ang's party Brittany never left 
Drita's side

Brittany tells Ang and Drita when they left the Hamptons they had an understanding for Marissa to keep her name out of her mouth. Ang, trying to calm Brittany down, points out Marissa is not dressed to fight. Brittany says she came in flats with her hair in a braid and she is ready for a fight. Marissa says it's hilarious they had to pull that rabid b*tch aside like she is foaming at the mouth. Karen tries to get them to talk it out respectfully. Marissa agrees. They finally get Marissa and Brittany together  at the same table alone to talk. Karen wants them to have a one on one to talk it out. Brittany immediately asks Marissa what the f*ck her problem is? Marissa says she doesn't have a problem. Brittany confronts her with everything she has been saying about her, including flip-flopper and cheerleader. Marissa says she didn't say cheerleader and tries to explain what she did say. Brittany isn't letting her talk. Brittany calls Renee over to verify what Marissa said. Renee says Marissa never said cheerleader, she did. Brittany tells her you got a problem with me because we could fight. Within seconds Brittany lunges at Marissa and everyone else jumps in to separate them.

Brittany seemed to get a good shot at Marissa
and the cameraman is right there to get it all

And so we wait to see what next week brings. Keep an eye on Twitter, the drama is spilling out into social media!


On a more serious note, some of you may or may not know that Big Ang has had a setback with her health and is fighting cancer once again. We at the blog send our prayers and positive thoughts to Ang and her family.  A special Go Fund Me account has been established to help finance her medical care at Also, the MobCandy store is selling T-shirts to help the cause.

Please take a moment or two in your day to say a prayer for Ang.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mob Wives: Karen Wants Sit Down with Gottis

Karen asking for a real sit down not a twitter war.

Here's what Karen said on the show: "this is a plot from them, to sway the judge into making a bad decision.” She adds, "Honestly, I'm so over the Gottis -- always pointing the finger; Sammy this, Sammy that. They need to realize and take responsibilty for what their father did." 

In episode 4 Karen Gravano says she is fed up and tired of the Gottis pointing fingers at her father, Sammy Gravano, for what happened years ago. She says, they never take responsibility for what John Gotti did. When Victoria Gotti, Jr. was on Mob Wives, she mentioned the "Sammy Deal" which she described as cooperating for lighter sentence. And recently, when Karen tried to get her father out under a new early release law, Victoria Gotti, Sr. said Sammy should have gotten a life sentence for violating his deal. Karen has wanted to tell the real story of what happened between her father and John Gotti for years. She says she has the facts to back her up. There are FBI tapes to back her up. There are dozens of articles and books about what happened that led up to Sammy Gravano accepting a plea deal. Sammy says he was prepared to go to jail for life, but after hearing the FBI Gotti tapes and thinking about it for a year, he finally agreed to testify. All of this spilled over to Twitter Friday, and here is what happened:

The Tweet that got it started

and Karen's responses

Referring to John Gotti, Jr.

Referring to Victoria Gotti, Jr.

Karen is 100% right, the history between these two families is too long to deal with on social media in small tweet bites. This requires a real sit down. I don't know how many times Karen has said she would love to address these issues and put all the facts on the table. In Sammy Gravano's 1997 interview with Diane Sawyer, he tells her what happened and why he finally decided to cooperate. Diane Sawyer is professional journalist. She did her homework before the interview. I believe that if Sammy said anything that was not based on truth, she certainly would have challenged it. The explanation starts at the 46 minute mark, but the entire historic interview is well worth watching. 

Of course, such a sit down between the daughters of Gravano and Gotti would be epic and every smart television network would probably be in a bidding war for the rights to produce it and air it. Maybe the Gottis should take Karen up on her offer if they believe they are right?  There may be plenty of money to be made for all involved and the truth can finally come out once and for all. Maybe we can even convince Diane Sawyer to come out of retirement to moderate?

UPDATE: This just in, a new tweet from Karen to Victoria Gotti, Jr.  More facts!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Mob Wives: Brittany, Flip-Flopping Or Flipping Off?

Brittany in true Mob Wife form!

We just got around to listening to Brittany Fogarty's interview with AfterBuzz TV Mob Wives Aftershow which took place after episode 4, "Flip-Floppers and Party Hoppers," aired.

After a little chit chat about the recent blizzard, her modeling, her boyfriend and some family talk they get around to the talking about the show. Brittany feels that the other mob wives don't respect what she has to say because she is the youngest at 25, and doesn't understand. She says that they can't wrap their heads around the fact that someone younger than they are can see through them. Brittany says, her mother, Andrea Giovino, always put her kids first. No matter how difficult life got, Brittany says her mother was a strong woman who never let them see how upset she was and she was more of an idol and inspiration to her growing up. Her father, John Fogarty, wasn't too happy with her joining the show. He didn't want her to be associated with the mob in any way. Her brothers think the show is funny and they laugh about it. Brittany says things were rough in her relationship with her dad, who got out of prison when she was 11. But they are working on their relationship. Her maternal grandmother ran illegal card games for wise guys in the basement her Brooklyn home. She had 10 kids and she would make them hang up their coats and serve them drinks. When Brittany's brother was four, her grandmother bought him a pocketknife for Christmas and taught him how to use it. At 18 months Brittany's family relocated to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They often went back to Staten Island to visit family and spend time there. She says she misses LA where she has been living recently.

Now for the episode chat. "Flip-Floppers" in the title refers to Brittany. The interviewer says she understands Brittany's frustration with Marissa because Marissa is just looking for every excuse not to like Brittany. Every episode she takes shots at Brittany. Brittany says she is still trying to figure out why this girl is so concerned with what she is doing and who she is talking to and how much she is drinking. She feels Renee has brainwashed Marissa into not liking her from day one. And if she wants to call her a "lush" she really doesn't care, but it's the antagonist intention behind it and the way she kept saying it to provoke her. Why is she looking to start a problem with someone she doesn't know from a hole in the wall? Brittany and the interviewers feel that Brittany is Marissa's storyline. She says in every scene Marissa is taking about her like she has nothing else to talk about. I have to agree with Brittany on this point. This is exactly what I have seen in the first four episodes. The whole "lush" scene at the Hamptons seemed to irritate the other women and I felt like Marissa was really trying to provoke Brittany into a fight at the pool or at the very least, set the tone for future episodes.

As far as the "Flip-Flopper" thing goes, she thinks the women cannot handle the fact that she likes Drita, it's as simple as that. They ask her how can she explain the way she spoke about Drita in the Hamptons behind her back and then becoming friends with her.  She owns the fact she spoke about Drita behind her back and in looking back she was wrong to do that, she shouldn't have chimed in because she hadn't even met Drita yet. But, she was hanging around a bunch of women who did nothing but talk about her and bad mouth her for weeks so she chimed in. When she met Drita she found her to be a totally different person than the one they described. She liked her right off the bat. She doesn't feel she should have a grudge against Drita for the problems other people had with her. Brittany denies that Drita "took her under her wing." She says the other women talked badly about Drita to influence her, but Drita never spoke badly about any of them to sway her one way or another. If anyone was trying to manipulate her it would be all the other women who tried to convince her not to like Drita. As for Carla saying Drita took her under her wing, Brittany says Carla must be weak to have been manipulated for three years. Ouch! Maybe if Brittany had watched the previous seasons, and seen it with her own two eyes, she would understand where the other women are coming from. Drita has not been loyal and is not "friend" material. Sometimes, when you are young, you have to learn things the hard way. Like Carla said, give it enough time and Brittany will be the new "mothball," especially if she decides to move to LA and disappear. They soon may not be "friends like that any more."

Brittany says she watched the first season of Mob Wives when it aired four years ago. When she was asked to be on the show she made the decision not to go back and watch the other seasons so she wouldn't have preconceived ideas about all the women because those issues have nothing to do with her. She is going to meet them one on one and base her opinions on how they are with her. Now that filming has ended she is still friends with Drita and Ang. She says she enjoys the show.

They ask if she is close with Karen now. Brittany says, "No, oh no." Then adds they got into a twitter war last week.  She says she thinks it's because she formed a friendship with Drita in spite of their efforts to keep that from happening. The interviewers are shocked to hear about the twitter war because Brittany and Karen were getting along great, especially in episode four. Brittany says you have to see how her relationship with Karen plays out. They were friendly in the beginning, but these women are so black and white, it's either team Drita or team Karen and she doesn't see it like that. None of their issues had to do with her. But her friendship with Drita had a lot to do with hurting her relationship with Karen. She says they haven't filmed the Reunion Show yet, but they will be doing that next week. She is looking forward to it. As for how she got on the show, she went through the regular casting process and was hired by Jennifer Graziano, who she thanks. Fans think Karen brought her around and got her the job.

They go over the Twitter War tweets. Karen calls Brittany fake and her story about visiting her father in prison fake. Brittany says that's why people are delusional. Now that they aren't friends she wants to say her whole story is fake, but when they were friends she was saying how close their fathers were. She thinks sometimes people forget what they say. Brittany says it all started when Karen tweeted she had no loyalty because she was friendly towards Drita at the gym. But Drita never said anything bad about her except she had a tanning bed in her house. Brittany didn't think that was such a big deal because it's true Karen had a tanning bed. The interviewer says yes, but maybe Karen is pissed because Brittany started the conversation with Drita and kind of stirred the pot. Brittany agrees but says how can she address the elephant in the room when Drita knows all these women talked about her in the Hamptons? Is she supposed to go in and pretend she doesn't know anything? The fact remains that none of these other women's issues with Drita are her issues, so why should she have a chip on her shoulder when it comes to Drita?

It ends with one of Brittany's quotes: "Be strong, put your lipstick on and get the f*ck out there."

In my opinion Brittany did a great job handling all the questions and her answers came across as truthful from her point of view.

In next week's episode 5, "The SitDown" we are supposed to see how Karen gets dragged into the middle of Brittany and Marissa's issues. Stay Tuned!

To listen to the AfterBuss Interview go to Mob Wives AfterShow

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mob Wives: RECAP "Flip-Floppers and Party Hoppers," Ep 604

The Episode all leads up to this moment!

Drita meets Ang at a fancy restaurant. Drita considers Ang a real friend, the only one who has had her back. I guess Drita forgot all the times Carla had her back? Drita says she is going to put Ang in the book about her life. Ang is a legend in Staten Island. And, of course, she can't leave out all those fights at Ang's Nocturnal Bar. Ang tells her she can't have a bar any more, her bar days are over. No bar, no money. Ang says Neil has to start contributing. Ang tells Drita she is throwing herself a birthday party with all the girls. Even though she is short on money, no expense will be spared. Neil will probably have to work 5 years just to pay for that party. Ang tells her how Carla was freaking out when she found out Drita told Ang about her ex-boyfriend. Ang knows she did it out of concern. Drita is getting hot under the collar and talks about violence again. Ang thinks they can talk at her party and straighten it out. We all know how those party "talks" always end up . . . hair pulling and no cake!

Renee's house. Renee is trying to keep herself in a happy and healthy space. She is gardening and doesn't know what's up with Drita. Karen shows up and says she had a rough weekend. She has problems with Storm. She says while she was out with the girls the phone kept ringing and she didn't see it. It was Storm asking her where she is. Meanwhile, he hangs out all night working at the club and that's okay. He went to Karen's house to wait for her and he had been drinking and acting crazy. He grabbed her phone. Now her phone is broken. He was disrespecting her. Karen feels things are out of control, no coming back from it, it's just over. This isn't the first time there have been problems. The same problems. Maybe couple's therapy is in order here, but I doubt Storm would go for that.

Ang is fed up with paying all the bills

Ang's house. Ang says her bills are piling up. Neil got a second job with her brother in construction, but he still doesn't bring home any money. There is no money coming in, she can't pay the bills by herself. He works every day, but Ang says she has yet to see a pay check. She says he doesn't pay for anything. Neil says she chose to buy expensive things and an expensive house. He says he wants to be with her, but  she doesn't want to be with him. Neil leaves for work. "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out." Ang should have known that Neil could never support her in the lifestyle the wise guys got her accustomed to on the salary of a sanitation worker. This relationship was doomed form the get go. Neil seems like a nice enough guy if only he could win the lottery.

Karen and Brittany talk about their Dads

Karen reads what Victoria Gotti Sr. had to say
about Sammy's early release

Karen's House. Brittany comes over to visit. They chat about their fathers and how close they were. Karen says Brittany reminds her of herself, they went through similar situations. Their fathers were in jail together, they knew the same people. They were very close and had each other's back. Karen tells Brittany about the early release program and filing papers to get her father out early. But Karen says everyone's got something to say, like Victoria Gotti Sr. who commented about it to the media. Karen is sick of them attacking her father. Karen is so over the Gotti's pointing the finger and they need to take responsibility for what their father did. (If you want to know what really happened back in the day, read Sammy's book "Underboss" or read our blog on his 1997 Interview with Diane Sawyer)

Ang sets up the warehouse sitdown

Manhattan. Drita is sick of people bringing up things from the past. Sure she does, because when you set people up and sell them out you don't want that coming back to bite you in the ass. On the other hand, when she is meeting with an agent about getting her story published, Drita doesn't mind revisiting the past. She pitches her story to an agent. She tells the agent she lived in the projects, she was a soccer player, she chose a bad path at 17 or 18 and got involved with a street guy. She got caught up in shoot outs, got shot at.  She says she came from nothing and never even went to a restaurant. Then she dates someone who lavishes her with expensive gifts and a lifestyle that looked good to her. The agent wants to know if she is going to talk about all this in her book. Drita says she has to. The Agent says Drita has to submit a proposal with some of the stories of her life so she can get a feel for it. The agent says it sounds like an interesting, unique story. The agent better have a ghost writer handy to tackle this book. I want to know if Drita plans to write about Karen in her book after giving her hell for mentioning Lee?

Carla arrives at the warehouse dressed "to kill"

Brooklyn. Carla, Renee, Kim and Etty meet for a meal and wine. Renee wants to fill them in about what's going on, but Carla speaks up. Carla tells them about the Mermaid Parade and all of a sudden there is  Love and she told her what Drita did. Then she found out that Drita betrayed her by telling Ang her business about her ex-boyfriend. Carla feels sad and betrayed. Renee says Drita has a different definition of friendship. Renee thinks it's funny Drita blames her for all the problems when she is starting fights with everyone. Renee mentions Ang's party and they will all be there at the same time. Carla just wants to know what her problem is. I think her problem is guilt for the way she treated Carla after Carla defended her and had her back for three seasons. Only a million viewers were witnesses to that. And then we jump to "we aren't friends like that" and the "mothball" comment. Drita is the only one who can connect those dots.

Renee arrives at the warehouse 

Ang's Party in her sister's yard. "The cancer free, 55th birthday party." She says no way Neil is coming to her party after the argument they had. Renee says she isn't in the mood to see Drita. Carla loves Ang's parties. Karen says they all have issues, but no one has issues with Ang and they are there to support her. Brittany is excited to spend time with all the girls. Drita arrives and isn't happy seeing all the girls there. But, she goes over and kisses Renee and Karen. They seemed shocked. I did a double take. Carla says if Drita wants to speak to her she will have to go over to her. Drita loves the yard.  Marissa goes over to the girls, but isn't happy to see Brittany there.  Drita and Marissa meet when Marissa wishes Ang a Happy Birthday. Drita says Ang told her Marissa said she snubbed her. Marissa reminds her about the details of the incident. Drita says Marissa's boyfriend, Jamie aka O.Z. was like a brother to her so she would never snub his girlfriend. Drita explains that she thought Marissa was with someone she didn't care for or respect at the time. Marissa isn't sure what to think for now.  Drita tells Ang she is a friendly mother f*cker. (Until she isn't.) Got to hand it to Marissa for telling Drita exactly how it is.

Carla is pissed Drita won't go over and talk to her. Don't hold your breath Carla. Ang says the group is divided and they are making no attempt to make up. Ang tells Drita she should talk to Carla. Marissa notices Brittany is hanging out with Drita after all she had to say in the Hamptons about her. Carla is sick of Drita staring at her from across the room. Suddenly, a jerk at the party (who coincidently looks like the stalker that waddled away from Drita's store) says Karen's father is a rat. Karen overhears him and calls him out on it. The guy was shaking in his shoes. Karen wants him to say it to her face not behind her back. He won't repeat it. He looks all around trying to find a way to escape. Karen tells him she doesn't want him to disrespect her father. Of course they have the guy remove from the party before things get out of hand. He was dressed like he was going to a ballgame and didn't even look like he even belonged there. Drita decides she doesn't want to talk to Carla at this point because there is too much drama. I guess that's as good of an excuse as any. Even if they did talk, Drita would have to scream at the top of her lungs to drown Carla out because Carla is in the right and Drita has no good explanation for the way she has been treating her.

Karen takes her seat at the warehouse sitdown

Storm and Karen meet at the park. Karen has reached her stress limit. She is giving him back his stuff, it's in her trunk. They are not seeing eye to eye. Karen gets emotional. He doesn't get it that she needs to express her feelings, they need to communicate. Karen knows they love each other, and they are on the same team, but they have to work on communication and their unresolved issues.

Cabo restaurant. Ang is meeting up with Carla and Marissa to see if they remember what happened at the party because she was so drunk she can't remember anything. Carla asks about Neil. Ang says they aren't getting along. Marissa tells them Drita admitted she snubbed her and apologized. Carla was surprised to hear that. Marissa wants to know how Brittany, who was team KG in the Hamptons, is hanging with Drita when she had plenty to say about her in the Hamptons. Marissa says Drita preys on the weak. Marissa doesn't care for flip-floppers and weak people. Carla says Brittany asked her 100 times if she spoke to Drita. Carla says that's her business. Carla says if she and Drita have a problem they should talk it out. Ang says she is going to take matters in her own hands and straighten all these issues out.

Trouble arrives
Everyone else is inside seated, waiting and peaceful

Ang gets a warehouse from a friend for the sitdown. It's just like the wise guys used to do it. Ang says, "Tonight things are going to change for better or for worse." All the ladies are all going to meet and talk. Karen is going there to back up anything she has said or done. Carla wants them all be under the same roof, in front of each other, to put it all on the table. Renee says she avoided Drita at the party, but tonight the bullying ends. Ang wants to end all these problems and move on. Drita says going to this meeting is like going to a "hornet's nest." She is still calling them fake b*tches. With this attitude how can things not go wrong? Drita arrives last. She is ready for a fight.  Next week everyone has their say! DO NOT miss next week's episode . . . called The Sitdown!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mob Wives: A Pretty Young Drita

A beautiful young Drita back in the day

Once upon a time there was a pretty young thing Drita.

We don’t know if a brown recluse crept up on her pillow at night and took a nip.
We don’t know if it was that time of the month.
We don’t now if it’s a case of hay ever.

A swollen Drita, maybe?

Who knows what happened; isn’t Drita D’Avanso  looking mighty swollen in the picture above?  All we know is she is looking more like one of the Real Housewives of Too Much Work Done Beverly Hills or Orange County.  If you ask me getting too cosmetic surgery is just real stoopid to me.  You didn’t.  So I’ll just end with I am fat and homely so what would I know about beauty on the outside?


In other important news, I am very sad.  Chiara is refusing to make me a gray scarf. Don’t miss Mob Wives tonight on VH1 9:00 PM unless your central and I think it’s 8:00 PM.  I don’t know about you but I am really enjoying this season of Mob Wives.  In all honesty I can do without the new girls.  They seem to be trying too hard and beyond petty.  Chiara did interview Marissa here.  Chiara said she thought Marissa was smart, savvy and a very nice young lady.

Note: The wrong picture of "young" Drita was inadvertently posted earlier and has now been corrected.  The top picture is Drita in High school.

MM’s note: I think the 1st picture was Drita and the second picture has been always questionable.  HENCE the maybe?  Between all the outside “help” I’m confused.  Back to bons bons and Judge Judy I go.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Mob Wives: Sneak Peek "Flip-Flopper & Party Hoppers" Ep 604

A new sneak peek was just released by VH1 for Wednesday night's episode.  You may recall that Karen was trying to get her father, Sammy, released early under a new law. And in one episode, when Victoria Gotti was talking to Ang, she mentioned the "Sammy Deal" which she explained meant turing informant for a slap on the wrist. As far as I know, no such expression exists or has been posted online. In the scene above, Brittany and Karen discuss Karen's plans to get her father out of prison early. Then Karen opens the newspaper and reads what Victoria Gotti Sr. had to say about Sammy's release. Needless, to say Karen was not happy. Watch this scene and see what you think.

Link to news story: Victoria Gotti Speaks Out!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mob Wives: Karen & Brittany The Last Straw

Back in better days

Karen Gravano introduces Brittany to the rest of the cast in Season 6 Mob Wives, "The Last Stand." Karen knows Brittany because both of their fathers are friends and did time together. There is a family tie there. Karen also relates to Brittany because she was in her shoes twenty years ago. Both of their fathers cooperated and the girls were being judged for it. Karen seems to take Brittany under her wing and, while they were filming, we saw many pictures of them together hanging out and having a good time. Something changed all that and last night we saw what it was. 

Brittany decides to befriend Drita. Despite her friendship with Karen and everything Karen and the others have told her, she decides to throw caution to the wind and hang out with Drita. She likes Drita even though she just met her and knows her for all of five seconds. She disrespects her friendship with Karen and shows she has no loyalty to her at all. Last night, after a whole season of filming, Karen and Brittany exchanged a few ugly tweets. Here, in the "Twitter After Show," is the nasty little twitter war for you to read.

First Brittany accuses Karen of not knowing Marissa

Karen sees just how loyal Brittany is

Karen decides to put the truth out there

Karen is in BLUE, Brittany is in GRAY

Brittany has a "mind of her own" and she made her choice loud and clear. Let's see how long this friendship with Drita lasts, maybe as long as season 6 . . . then Brittany may become the NEW "mothball" and they won't be friends "like that" any more.

Mob Wives: Recap "Hamptons Hangover," Ep 603

Brittany fills Ang in on what she thinks of Marissa

Before I get started, let me backtrack to the premiere episodes for a minute. With two episodes it was hard to blog everything I wanted to say. Let's address the whole "lush" argument and how we got there. First we have the fact that Brittany and Marissa mix as well as oil and water. There is no love lost between these two. But, were Brittany and I the only ones annoyed with Marissa?  Marissa was invited for a lovely weekend in the Hamptons. She accepted and then did nothing but complain the whole time. The limo ride was too long, she didn't have enough air, there was too much drinking on the way there. It's like the kid who keeps asking "Are we there yet?" Then they arrive at a beautiful house that Carla and VH1 spared no expense in renting for them. Marissa insults Carla by calling it a cabin in the woods. While they are there the girls want to relax and have a few drinks, but Marissa isn't happy about that. She turns to Brittany and calls her a "lush." Maybe none of them are familiar with that word because it's outdated and not used very often in this context. Marissa says she was joking, I don't think so, but let's say she was joking. How many times does it take before a "joke" isn't a joke, and is considered passive-aggressive behavior? The first couple of times Brittany took it well and laughed it off. But Marissa continued to provoke as though she wanted to start an argument or fight. That was disrespectful to Carla and all the women who went there just to relax and have fun. And, I might add, Brittany was not acting intoxicated or annoying so there was really no need for Marissa to call her out on her drinking. People in their 20's drink and like to party. Period.

After wearing out the word "lush," the girls decide to enjoy the rest of their time in the Hamptons. Carla takes the girls to her friends house. Carla doesn't want Marissa and Brittany acting up and embarrassing her. Ang pulls Brittany over and they talk about the "lush" argument. Renee and Marissa have a conversation about the same thing. As I stated above, I have to side with Brittany on this one. Brittany says she shut down Marissa and her "lushing" mouth. Marissa complains about too much alcohol at the party. There's just too much drinking for her taste. I'm not sure how well Marissa fits in to this circle. She complains about everything and seems impossible to please. At this point she is really a "party pooper."

Marissa shares a few thoughts about Brittany

The next morning everyone is back at the house and the doorbell rings. Ang answers it. Its 8 AM and there is a yoga instructor there to teach the girls a few moves. Who the hell had that bright idea? VH1 must have arranged that because no way Carla is going to surprise everyone with yoga after a night of drinking! Renee is not interested, and the instructor is on Ang's nerves. Karen is hungover and does not want to get out of bed. She worked hard to get her hangover and the last thing she wants is to detoxify. But they all (except Renee) end up outside on mats to "Omm," while Ang is saying "Bloody Mary," and just wants to do a "wrist to elbow move."  Renee wants no part of yoga or sweating. Marissa is the last one to come out. Gotta give Ang credit for joining in. Then she quits. She did more than I would have done.

A nice meal to wrap up the trip

Carla hires a personal chef for their last day in the Hamptons. A nice "delicious" breakfast before they head home. Everyone says how much they enjoyed their vacation. Apparently Brittany and Marissa keep mumbling about "lush" so they aren't totally over it. Everyone thanks Carla for the weekend. Big Ang brings up the fact that she lost her constitutional rights because she is a felon. All she knows how to do is work in a bar, so she wants to restore her rights. Karen gives her a little advice. Having the Drunken Monkey close down put a hole in her heart. Then Renee advises Carla to talk to Drita when they get home. Ang agrees they should sit down and talk. Karen says she is tired of hearing Drita calling her a fake and a phony and she wants her to say it to her face. Karen plans on meeting up with Drita. Bye bye Hamptons. We've had a chance to meet the new girls and this little time away gave everyone time to talk about their issues with Drita.

Renee and AJ have lunch. AJ has grown up before our eyes. Renee says she will ask Andrea what kind of wedding she wants. Renee thinks he should put a real engagement ring on her finger, "a solid rock."  Andrea says she wasn't ready for a wedding, but she is ready for an engagement. Renee wants them to move in with her. She is lonely and she loves having her son around. The kids aren't crazy about staying with Renee. Andrea thinks the house is haunted. Renee wants to get a medium to come to the house and find the ghost and have it removed.  If there are no ghosts the kids agree to stay with Renee. I'm not so sure I believe they are really happy with that arrangement, but okay I'll go along with it.

Karen confronts Drita

The confrontation at the park. Karen is driving to meet Drita to talk to her directly and face to face.  Drita has a lot to say to Karen so she is glad she called. Karen says she hears she is a fake and a  phony. Drita says everyone is a phony because they talk about each other, hate each other and then they become best friends and love each other. Karen asks why is she fake for being friends with Carla? Karen says Drita's issue with Carla is not her issue. Drita wants to know why none of them defended her when Love told them she set up Carla. Karen says she doesn't know if that's true or not, she should talk to Love about that. Drita says she doesn't set anyone up. Considering how Drita is behaving towards Carla, who knows if her hands are really clean?

Drita gets louder and louder

Drita starts screaming at Karen. Karen is trying to talk. Drita thinks Karen is trying to fight with her because Karen keeps telling her to lower her voice. Karen just wants to talk like civilized adults. She says Drita needs to "Put her veins away." Karen tells her the two of us had issues and put them behind us and sat a table many times. Does that make us phony?  Karen says she isn't a fake or phony, and if that is how Drita feels, oh well. Drita says right now they are far from friends. Drita says Karen has been a headache in her life for the last five years, since she came back. Karen says she doesn't like Drita's version of friendship and she doesn't need a "friend" like that. All I could think of while watching this scene is that Drita really didn't want to address anything Karen had to say. She wouldn't let her talk or make her point. I don't think Drita wanted Karen to make her point at all because then she would have had to answer with reasons that make sense. Instead she screams on the top of her lungs, until she drowns Karen out, and basically forces her to leave because she can't get anywhere.

Counting Drita's Veins? 

Ang's House. Brittany is there. They chat. They had a great time the Hamptons and Ang loves Brittany. They both wish Drita had been there. Drita arrives to meet Brittany. Brittany thinks Drita can't be all bad if Ang likes her. Drita arrives. Drita and Brittany hit it off right away. Drita knows Marissa's boyfriend O.Z.  When Brittany hears that, she tells Drita how miserable Marissa was at the Hamptons. They have a good laugh over Marissa's face and how it annoyed Drita. Brittany calls Marissa "Miss Miserable." Drita says Renee has had a fight with everyone, so who is really the problem? Brittany can relate because of how Renee reacted towards her when they first met. Drita says Renee is the Queen F*cking Problem. Drita says everyone will show their true colors at some point. I find it interesting that Brittany would dismiss everything Karen has told her and just become "friends" with Drita. She just drops her guard (and her loyalty to Karen) and embraces Drita, who she doesn't know from a hole the wall?  Who does that?  (Another blog should be coming out later today about this.)

Marissa and Karen talk about Brittany. She can't believe she got so upset over a word she had to look up and didn't know. Karen says she has a loyalty to both Brittany and Marissa. She says Brittany's father and Sammy were friends and there is a family tie there. But, Karen says she knows O.Z. a long time too and is good friends with his sister.  Karen says she really likes Brittany. They move on to Drita. Marissa says she didn't get a good vibe from Drita when they met through their men, Lee and O.Z., who are lifelong friends. Karen and Marissa are on the same page concerning Drita.

Renee's house. Joann the medium comes to the house to check it out for ghosts. She says there are two females. One who loves roses. Renee's grandmother. The other is a little girl who likes to play and make noise. AJ claims he hears a little girl who lives in the closet. Joann says the ghost is looking out for Renee and says she needs to cleanse certain people from her life.

Ang goes to see a lawyer about restoring her constitutional rights. He helped her back in 2001 when she was in trouble. Her girlfriend ratted her out. Ang tells him she can't escape the past. He says the consequences of what happened 13 years ago will stay with her the rest of he life. He tells her she can't get her record expunged and, as long as it exists, she cannot get her rights back. Ang is really upset by this news.

At the gym Brittany and Drita get together. Isn't this great? Brittany isn't seeing the side of Drita that the others complained about at the Hamptons. The two of them are clicking. Brittany tells her about her father being away for 11 years and she was 8 months old when he went in. She tells her how scary it was visiting him in prison. Drita relates to her story because her girls were in the same situation. Drita tells her what happened with Lee going to prison while she was pregnant. Drita tells her Lee was a bank burglar. Drita is dissing the other girls, Karen and Renee. They had everything handed to them, she had to work for everything. Brittany and Drita seem to see eye to eye on everything. Brittany says the only reason she knows any of them is because of Karen. So, because she is friends with Karen does that mean she can't be Drita's friend too?

Good question and Brittany should know the answer. In case she doesn't, let's summarize. A long time family friend (Karen) has been on the outs with someone (Drita) for five years. You meet that person and immediately strike up a friendship with them without any thought or consideration for what your friend has told you? No loyalty to your friend? And it's not just your friend telling you she can't be trusted, others are saying the same thing. Does that mean you shouldn't be friends with Drita? Drita who drops friends left and right when it's not convenient? Who marries a good friend's ex boyfriend and never bothers to call and tell her. Who decides when someone moves away they stop being your friend? Who joins in a pact with her co-workers to negotiate for a better contract and then sells them out and makes a deal for herself? Who dumps a friend (Carla) who has had her back 100% and then says she is a "mothball" and "we weren't friends like that?"  Who very possibly helped to set up a good friend so she could be hit? Who tells your business to others that you told her in confidence? Someone who flip flops every chance she gets? Yes, Drita is certainly friend material.

La Marina. The girls meet for colorful drinks. Ang tells them she saw her lawyer. He says there is no way she can get her rights back. Carla, Karen and Renee think it's ridiculous. Brittany is there quietly sipping a drink and listening. Renee tells them all that Drita told Brittany that Renee is the cause of all the problems and trouble. Renee says she and Carla made up and got past their issues. She can't understand why that bothers Drita. Ang says she remembers Drita sticking for Carla. Carla says no, Drita never defended her, Carla was always the one who stuck up for Drita. Carla told Drita something in confidence; something to the effect that her ex beat her up. It seems Drita told Ang and Renee her business. Carla is really pissed now. Renee says Drita is causing more problems and another fight. Renee says Drita has fought with everyone and she's blaming her. I predict many more sit-downs before this season ends.

So now all the storylines seem to be set up. Everyone but Brittany has a bone to pick with Drita. I hope we get to hear what Love has to say soon. Carla has a lot of issues to take up with Drita. I can't wait to see if Drita will explain anything or have answers OR will she just scream in Carla's face until she walks away too? Stay tuned!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mob Wives: Reactions to Love's Return

Love Majewski is back on Mob Wives in Season 6 and VH1 just posted a video of what the other mob wives think about this very unexpected development. Love first shows up at the Mermaid Parade. Carla's first reaction is dread of another confrontation. Renee senses trouble. Karen was happy to see her friend, but then remembered Carla was there too. And then, after hearing what Love had to say, Carla begins leaning towards believing Love over Drita. Drita adds everything she can think of to discredit what Love had to say. Finally, everyone gives their theories on what they think went on between Drita and Love before the attack. Interesting video!

Hopefully, more details will emerge this season as Love talks to Carla about what really happened between her and her good "friend" Drita at Love's house the night before the altercation.

Here are a few very recent tweets on the subject:

Carla Tweets to Drita:

Love tweets to Drita:

P. S. Episode 3 is "Hamptons Hangover" After Brittany and Marissa stop arguing, the ladies try to make the most of there last days away.

Picture & Video Credit: VH1