Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mob Wives: Brooklyn Bitch

Take my word for it Carla ain't the only one whose a looker of her Brooklyn crew!
I am sure all the Carla Facciolo fans know their favorite mob wife isn't from Staten Island.  She's a true Brooklyn b!tch.  Hey don't be sending the messenger hate mail and/or comments.  It's her term not mine.  I've spoken to the gym rat a few times.  But for the most part I leave her alone.  She always seems on the go & so uninterested in the reality show grind & life.  I get a feeling her focus and priority is the life she's living, a spot on one of the hottest reality shows is just the icing on the cake.  I imagine Joe Ferragamo getting out of the joint earlier this year is the cherry on top.  I can't prove it but I think those two are bumping the skins again.  Recently, Mrs. Ferragamo tweeted about having a blast with her Brooklyn girls.  Apparently the ladies had fun @ their Christmas/New Year dinner.  It's always great to see a mob wife living her life and loving it.

Love her or hate her, Carla seems to let it all fall off her pretty little shoulders.  The woman rarely gets excited when we see her in action on the small screen.  Sure she tousled with Renee over her now ex-boyfriend a.k.a. Handy Man.  And in the latest Mob Wives Promo she tells Karen Gravano, "Maybe yah don't wanta go tah war with me!"  To which I thought, 'Oh Carla don't do it!  Gym or no gym Karen will clear the table with you.'  Besides me believing there is no way Carla can take Karen, it's nice to know Carla has balls.  They may be swarovski crystal balls.  They're balls none the less.  Typing of balls, remember the VH1 Diva thingy ma-jig?  Well Mrs. No Drama got up close enough to take a picture with one fine man with his very own set of balls, Terrance Howard.  Yes, I know he's an alleged wife terrorist and all.  He still looks good. 
Carla all smiles with Terrance Howard, can you say, "LUCKY!"
Now the powers that be aren't going to like this but I need to keep it real for a moment.  Since the Mob Wives hit the air, credible sources time & time again have given specific stories of certain Mob Wives having a little David Duke running through their blood.  And just for clarity I am not insinuating Carla Facciolo specifically.

I just find it extremely fraudulent and inauthentic for anyone posing with countless individuals who happen to be of the ethnicity they'd prefer not to interact with.  I know the cameras are rolling & flashing.  But hey if the N-word is part of your vocabulary, don't pose with your black fans & don't interview with black television host & radio personalities.  Be the fuck who you are 24 hours, 7 days a week.  I'm positive Mob Wives' fans who are a little too brown for a mob wife or two wouldn't want to hug or pose if they truly knew how the guilty parties roll & think.

One more time, we haven't written about Carla Facciolo in awhile.  So I wanted to give her some page time.  The picture with Terrance Howard just got me to thinking about all the tales of prejudice concerning some of the Mob Wives.  The same particular Mob Wives who have tweeted, facebooked and posed away with people they judge due to skin color.  I posted the picture Carla with Terrance Howard because he's fine!  Again, I am not writing that Carla Facciolo is prejudice.  I just wanted Carla fans to see some great pictures of her having a good time. 

UPDATE: Apparently this post ruffled Carla's feathers.


I wrote I thought Carla was bumping skins with her husband.  I clearly stated I did not know.  I wrote she had a blast with her Brooklyn friends.  I wrote that she's pretty.  I wrote that I don't think she can take Karen in a fight.  I wrote 1 or 2 Mob Wives have some David Duke tendencies. 
What is she irritated about the bumping skins with her husband?  Is she mad that I think Karen would whoop her @ss in a fight?

How did I judge Carla?  I do agree with her you shouldn't judge someone when you don't know nothing about them.  So I guess it's safe for me to write, Carla would never be one to say something like, "Why do we have to be around all these black people?"  It's good to know Carla Facciolo and I are on the same page when it comes to judging. 

I did take the post down temporarily to edit a picture.  I still don't know what I've done.  I won't be losing any sleep either.  It is what it is or it isn't anything at all.  She's wrong about one thing I know plenty about her.  VH1's Mob Wives premieres Sunday, January 1, 2012 @ 8 PM.  I'll be glued to my couch with pen & paper.  I've been waiting for my favorite ladies (Drita not included) to return to the small screen with a big bang.  I know they won't let me down.  Crazy broads with hot tempers & sauce are nonstop entertainment.  Don't be the only one not watching one of the hottest shows of hot mess.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mob Wives: Jennifer Graziano Speaks on Season 2 & New Faces!

Goin' to the prom Jennifer Graziano in black & Karen Gravano in white.
Fudge my usual blah, blah, blah I'm just going to go straight to The Mob Wives Blogspot Interview.  If you weren't on the line with Jennifer Graziano and I:  do not reprint any part of this interview unless you run Stoopid Housewives.  I love that site.  The foot massage loving Jennifer was gracious enough to share some back in the day pictures of Karen Gravano, Ramona Rizzo and herself.  Can we all say it together?  "Aqua Net!"  It truly doesn't take a scientist to clue us in on what really happened to the Earth's ozone.

The interview begins.

Hello Jennifer, you ready?
Yes, I'm ready.
First we need to discuss some new developments for season 2 of Mob Wives.   Several canaries told me Ramona Rizzo is firecracker.  I want you to tell me how you’d describe her.
They stole my word.
What?
They stole my word.  That's exactly how I describe Ramona; a firecracker.  She scares some people.  If you don't know her she can come across b!tchy.  She's strong willed & tells you like it is.  (I think, 'Oh yeah I'm going to like Ramona Rizzo.')  I've known  her since I was 12 or 13 years old.  With Ramona it's like peeling back layers of an onion.  I've known her for so many years and just now I am starting to see her softer side.
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Mall rats Karen & Ramona
We at The Mob Wives Blogspot know she’s a longtime friend.  We all love our friends.  Tell us why you think she’s a perfect fit for Mob Wives.
Ramona has a great background in the lifestyle.  She knows it.  She's lived it.  She fits in with the cast whether it's good or bad relationships.  I wanted authentic relationships with the cast.  So I wanted the new faces to be women they knew.  The only one Ramona didn't know was Carla (Facciolo).  I wanted to turn it up for season 2 of Mob Wives.
What would someone have to watch out for when dealing with Ramona?
Do not mess with her kids, loved ones and friends.  Don't get ink on her Gucci.  As a matter of fact do not mess up any of her precious goods.
I make a mental note: Do not mess with The Riz's Gucci.  We have a Mob Wives Meter a.k.a. Drama Meter.  Renee your sister is at the top of our meter, next is Drita, then Karen and at the bottom is Carla.  Where should we put Ramona?
That's a tough one.  She can go from level Renee to Karen at anytime.  She's never at level Carla.  Ramona definitely adds more drama to Mob Wives Season 2.

I can only imagine the mayhem these two caused.
Chiara met her awhile back.  Chiara really likes her.  She mentioned Ramona's eyes tell her she's not one to mess with.  Do you agree?
Oh yeah, she'll stare right through you.  She doesn't like drama or fighting.  She'd prefer to keep it moving and ignore a person.  Sometimes you need to stand your ground.  She will definitely stand her ground.  A little known secret is she's big softy.
By the end of season 1 of Mob Wives many viewers saw the division of the women.  There was Team Drila and then Team Handy Man Groped Us.  Can you tell us which team Ramona leans toward?
Well just the fact that she refers to Karen as her cousin & family tells you which team...  Oh one more thing Ramona has a very sharp tongue. (Oh boy, I am loving Ramona before I even see her on the small screen.)


Recently I got word that there was allegedly some tension behind the scenes and we could lose one of our original beloved or not so beloved Mob Wives.  Can you elaborate or give me a hint who it was?
No, it was totally false.

Per request I blurred out the dude in the white shirt, he looked mighty familiar!
I don't know about that one.  I have love and respect for Jennifer.  I know an executive producer got to do and say what she has to, LOL.  Okay, can we talk about the other new face joining the Mob Wives’ cast?
She hasn't been revealed yet.  We're keeping it under wraps.  I can tell you; she's hysterically funny.  She's definitely a big character.  The Mob Wives' viewers are going to get a kick out of her. We now know it's Big Ang!


Alrighty let’s change gears a bit.  What’s going down in the Windy City? 
We're gearing up to start production in two weeks (date of interview November 29, 2011).  They have great, great, great backgrounds in the lifestyle. The lifestyle is embedded in them. They're different from the New York cast. 

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Besides the region, what’s different about Mob Wives Chicago?
They're not as fast & quick as the Mob Wives of New York.  They're more laid back.  Don't get it twisted it's a group of women which equals plenty of drama.
How many Mob Wives can we expect to see?
4 maybe 5 Mob Wives


I cannot wait!  You know I am Team Karen and Team Renee.  And I like Carla when I talk to her on the phone.  She tickles the shit out of me when she tells me off.  Jennifer laughs. 
You knowing my Mob Wife taste who would you predict to be my favorite?
One of the women is really a mixture of Renee, Drita and Carla.


What?!
I know it's an abnormality.  She is a mix of those 3 women.


And you think she's going to be my favorite?
She laughs.  Yes, look out for the blond.


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Some lovely women from Chicago.
I am perplexed, what a mixture!  We’re really excited about Mob Wives Chicago.  We want to know what makes you excited about Mob Wives Chicago?
I love the city.  I love the women! The structure and the history of the lifestyle in Chicago is extremely interesting.  I'm excited to be growing the (Mob Wives) franchise.  I know you all blog about my traveling to Chicago, Miami and L.A.  When I travel to Los Angeles ladies it for a totally different show, I'm working on.


She told us didn't she!?  One of are favorite readers Miss Crop609 feels like you and the production team treat Philadelphia like the sixth borough of New York.  She feels Philadelphia is equally rich in mob history.  Is there a chance for Mob Wives Philly?
It's on my list of possibilities for the franchise.  The city works.  You have to remember the cast has to work too.  The cast needs to pop!  So if I have the city and find a great cast it's a possibility.


If not a Mob Wives Philly, can we get a Biker Chicks featuring the wives and girlfriends of those allegedly in the biker gangs?
She really laughs. Pretty funny, sure why not!


Can Chiara and I get job?  We have skills and lots of good ideas.
She laughs again.  I'll look into that.


I need her to look into that.  Chiara and I are forces to be reckoned with.  Can we get a job?!
Before you go one last question; how was your Thanksgiving?
It was good.  I ate everything!


What did you eat?
The usual my mom's candied yams, stuffed artichoke, dressing, cranberry sauce and turkey.
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Homemade cranberry sauce, yum yum!


Was the cranberry sauce canned or from scratch?
From scratch and a special friend brought over some oven-baked macaroni 'n' cheese, candied yams and some other food.  It was really good too!


I know which friend.
You don't know this friend.



Oh really, I am going to have to put my sources to work.  I laugh.


The interview ends. 


Jennifer Graziano as always is entertaining to interview.  She's always on her toes with me.  She's sharp.  She never says more than she wants to give me.  I always wait for her to give me a bit too much.  I have a feeling I'll be collecting social security and still waiting for the creator & executive producer of Mob Wives to slip up.  Not that it matters to the youngest child of Ronnie & Anthony Graziano, but I so like the way she carries herself.  She's a smart & tough cookie.


I ask Jennifer for an interview with Ramona Rizzo.  She gives me the okay.  Later that night I interview the newest member of the Mob Wives cast.  I think I'm going to love her in Mob Wives' action.  The Ramona Rizzo interview will be up next week.  She gave me the best pictures.  I can't wait to share them with all of you!  If you don't stop back by until 2012 Chiara, Underboss, Harley and I wish you a Happy New Year .  A special shout out to Joshy, Barbara of Unique Roses, Stephen, Annette & Rburbank2! Do NOT forget to vote in our latest Mob Wives Poll.  As always it's a quick scroll up and to the right of the page.  Are you excited about the new faces coming season 2 of Mob Wives?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mob Wives: Karen Gravano On FOX 10



Karen Gravano was recently interviewed by FOX 10 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her life is very full right now with the filming of season two of Mob Wives and her new book, Mob Daughter, coming out in February. She has a book tour lined up where she will be meeting fans and signing their copies. And while filming for the show started in August, there are still more episodes that need to be completed.

Karen says that growing up as Sammy the Bull’s daughter felt normal to her, maybe because her friends’ fathers were gangsters too. She says her father didn’t bring his business home with him, when he was home he was a father. Karen says that from a young age she knew her father was different, that he was a gangster, but she isn’t sure if she really understood what a gangster was.  The mob community was tight knit and she says everyone looked up to these men and to her father so she wasn’t aware of the dark side of the lifestyle. Dating has always been difficult for Karen because of the stigma of who her father is.

Sammy Gravano is in a Federal prison and Karen talks to him regularly. He watches Mob Wives on Sunday and calls her on Monday.  Sammy doesn’t like the cursing and the fist fighting, but he understands why Karen is doing it and he supports her decision. But, he also feels the lifestyle is his not hers. In the beginning he was concerned about what might come out on the show regarding the mob, but now that he can see none of that is discussed he is not as opposed to it.

Karen lives in Arizona part-time.  She had planned on filming and returning home to live, but it didn’t work out that way. She has a lot more opportunity here in New York and is planning to open up a spa with her skin care line of products.  Until things settle down, Karen plans to keep Karina in Arizona so she can stay grounded.

Renee is one of her childhood friends and Jennifer Graziano is her best friend. Drita is an old “friend” and one of the new mob wives, Ramona, is so close to her she refers to her as her cousin.

Her book, Mob Daughter, is her story not her father’s. It comes out February 14th!

Follow me on Twitter @ChiaraSoprano1 for all the latest info on the cast and show!






 Video credit: myfoxphoenix.com

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mob Wives: A Holiday Skit

So I get this tweet from Holobot.  I am in such a foul mood it came @ the perfect time.  It's the perfect Christmas gift for an old & ornery blogger such as myself.  Thank you Holobot for looking out for The M.O.B. Wives Blogspot!  It's is the time of year to give.  So I'm sharing it with our readers. Check out Stevie Holiday Card for yourself, it's Mob Wives on and poppin'.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mob Wives: I Hateth B!tches

I am going to make this short and brief.  I do not care about your personal agendas.  We simply watch the show and blog about what we want to.  Do not come on our site trying to claim you are someone's husband or ex-husband when you write like a dumb b!tch.  A female whose too big of a coward to say & write the gossip you want the world to know.  A female who is most likely mad because you haven't been filmed for Mob Wives. Do not toss this and that name out and tell me I can contact the authorities to verify some dumb sh!t.  I know you are not who you say you are.  However, let's play.  I am aware of the name of the person you are claiming to be.  You want to sling mud, then you shall do what my other sources do  I need you to e-mail a scan of  legitimate forms of identification, a picture with your wife & kids and then I'll bite.  Until then.... MOSS ZOB! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mob Wives: Whose “Team” Are You On?



Team Karen!

I’ve been doing some reading and watching a few videos and the lines seems to be clearly drawn for season two.  It looks to me like the war between Karen and Drita heats up again. Their issues were never resolved. As you remember, season one ended with the rooftop rumble and, when the women were at the reunion, neither one was too happy with the other.  

Now we are adding two new mob wives, Ramona and Big Ang.  The lines will have to be drawn and sides must be taken.  We have Team Drita, with Carla and Big Ang in one corner and Team Karen, with Ramona and Renee in the other corner.  They even took “team” pictures the night of VH1’s Diva show.  


Team Drita!


Renee and Ramona grew up with Karen. They were always close and consider themselves “family” in more ways than one. Ramona recently made a few remarks saying she didn’t like Drita and called her “fake.” Renee may try to be the voice of reason in this war, but if push comes to shove, she is siding with Karen.  Drita and Carla have already sided with each other last season, so that’s a given.  I haven’t seen enough of Big Ang yet to say for sure she is Team Drita, but Carla tweets that she loves Big Ang.  Big Ang was the one who went to comfort Drita out on the balcony in the VH1 supertrailer. It just seems to me, that if sides have to be taken, she is going to come down on Drita’s side so we have evenly matched teams.

Now I am thinking, if I was added to the cast, which team would I want to be on?  Hmm, I’d like to be on the winning team and, the way I see it, if there is a mafia war, Team Karen has the best odds.  Whose team would you be on?


Monday, December 19, 2011

Mob Wives: Drita Goes Euro

So I'm cruising around on the internet; I stumble around a beautiful picture of my least favorite mob wife Drita D'avanzo.  It seems the once upon a time model/ retail artist struck up some poses for Mob Wives fans across the pond.  I'm trying to envision the Grey Poupon man pulling up next to Drita and asking, "Grey Poupon?"

I can hear her saying, "I ate your fucking Grey Poupon."

"I beg your pardon."

"You heard me, I ate it muthafucka.  You gotta problem with that?  Don't make me take off my shoes!" 

I can see Mrs. D'avanzo fitting right in over in Europe.  She could even eat crumpets & sip tea with the Queen.  None the less, Drita is a beauty.  And the pictures I viewed are clear proof.  My favorite is the black & white pose.  Which picture do you prefer the color or the black & white?  Let us know your opinion. 

Oh Scrooge, Chiara's panties are in a bunch.  Over at VH1 Drita has slipped down to second place in the sexist VH1 Divas outfit poll.  If you like Drita make sure you go show her your support along with Chiara.  I'm voting for Jennifer Hudson. Why is Chiara yelling at me for refusing to vote for Drita?  She's screaming in my ear, "Where is your loyality?  Mob Wives is our show.  You bettah go vote for Drita!  And who the hell is this Jessie J.?"
Chiara's New York accent goes into full throttle when she is pissed.  Frankly I don't know who Jessie J. is, from the pictures I imagine she's a singer. 
*evilly laughing*

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mob Wives: Mob Daughter, Chapter 1




Karen Gravano’s book, Mob Daughter, is due to come out on February 14th 2012.  The exciting news is that her first chapter is on her face book page, the one labeled “Entertainer” and you can read the entire chapter online right now.  I went straight over to the webpage as soon as she tweeted it was available and read it. I have to say I was very impressed with it and if the rest of the book is anything like Chapter 1we are going to love it.  This is best seller material!  I will provide the link below.

Chapter one deals with Karen’s childhood and how she came to suspect that her father might be in the mob.  There were clues there like men kissing each other on the cheek, the gun she found under her parent’s bed, the fact Paul Castellano was her father’s friend.   
Karen would start putting two and two together.  Most people don’t give kids enough credit for knowing what is going on, but kids always know more than you think.  


Karen's "Entertainer" Facebook Icon



Here are a few words from chapter one and you can go over to Karen’s Facebook and read the entire chapter…an early Christmas gift to fans!

Karen has just asked her father, Sammy Gravano, if she can have a friend sleep over and the following conversation takes place: 

“Not to night. You can have one over the weekend. And I can’t talk about this right now. I gotta go.” His eyes were cold; I felt as if he was looking through me. He spoke really quickly, his mind clearly somewhere else. He grabbed a pair of black leather gloves off the top of his dresser and brushed by me.

I followed him into the hallway, watched him stomp down the stairs, and called after him,   “Why do you need the gloves? It’s the middle of the summer.” I knew in my heart that something bad was about to happen, and I was terrified."

If you want to read what came before and after this scene, head over to the link below.  Meanwhile, you can preorder your copy of Mob Daughter on Amazon and make sure you don’t miss out on this great offer for what is sure to be a best seller.


Mob Daughter Chapter 1: Mob Daughter, Chapter 1


Picture Credit: Karen's Facebook page

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mob Wives: Unwelcome In Chicago Eateries!



It's hard for me to imagine that anyone would turn away a chance to be part of the Mob Wives show and phenomena, but VH1 found some such people in the windy city, Chicago!  As we know, the cast members need places to film their scenes, many of those places include restaurants, where the wives sit down and have friendly or unfriendly discussions about ongoing issues.  It turns out that Chicago is not a very welcoming city, at least not for Mob Wives.

It seems that Tony Durpetti, owner of Gene &Georgetti’s steakhouse, was approached by VH1.  They wanted to know if Tony was interested in having the Mob Wives series filmed at his establishment.  Tony flatly refused their offer to have them film there, and added the cast was not welcome there at all.  Several other restaurant owners have expressed similar sentiments towards the cast members due to the stereotypical image of Italians presented on the show.

While some seem to be taking a strong stand on this issue, I am more than sure there are many restaurants who will accept VH1's proposal and benefit from the publicity of being part of an extremely popular reality show.  So many have readers have asked us about the places where the mob wives of Staten Island eat and shop last season, so they could visit those places. I have no doubt the viewers in Chicago will want to do the same.

Picture Credit: Gene & Georgetti's website (It looks like a great place to eat IF you aren't a mob wife.)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mob Wives: Removal of a Post

The recent interview with Renee Graziano has been taken down out of courtesy.  Though we feel it did not reveal anything.  Others feel as if it revealed too much of the upcoming season 2 of Mob Wives.  We willl repost the interview @ a later date. 

To the anonymous who feels we aren't credible:  You are very funny.  We are a blog, not Newsweek or Late Night with Tom Brokaw.  You suggested we become www.wekisstheassesofmobwivessowecankeepourexclusives.com.  And your rhetoric about us hiding all the news is ridiculous and one of the most idiotic things I've read in a long time. The news is out there if one watches or reads. I suggest you up your game.  We blogged way before any of the cast or production staff reached out to us.  And I don't recall any of us claiming to have exclusive interviews and etc.  Other sites use those claims and if it works for them more power to them.  You read like a envious fellow blogger.  We wish you happy blogging and all the hits your heart desires.

Toodles.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mob Wives: Anthony Graziano, Hector Junior Pagan Arrested



Both Anthony Graziano and Hector Pagan, father and ex-husband of Renee Graziano, were arrested last week on separate charges.  We felt it was insensitive to blog about the stories at the time, out of respect for the families and the Thanksgiving holiday.  However several blogs and newspapers have been writing about the details of both stories and we want our readers to also have the facts, as they have been reported.

Anthony Graziano had been released from prison to a halfway house in the summer, and then to home confinement weeks ago.  While out of prison, he allegedly tried to collect on an old loansharking debt.  Federal prosecutors obtained evidence about the alleged extortion crime through wiretapping and a government informant.  The taped transcript of the conversations were in the arrest warrant.  The debt itself reportedly goes back to 2005.  According to tape conversations, Mr. Graziano allegedly said he was willing to settle for $25,000 of the $150,000 owed to him.  Mr. Graziano’s attorney is prepared to fight the new alleged charges in 2012, after his client has finished serving out the rest of his sentence.

The allegations against Hector Pagan are based on information received from two members of a five man crew who have since become co-operating witnesses.  Hector Pagan was allegedly part of a five man crew that reportedly robbed a weekly card game which was allegedly sponsored by the Bonnano crime family, in the summer of 2009.  The card game was allegedly held at an illegal gambling club. The crew reportedly walked away with a disappointingly small amount of money, five thousand dollars.

Whether the Mob Wives will deal with either of these arrests on the show remains to be seen.  I’m sure this has been a disappointing turn of events for the Graziano family.  It only reinforces what they have always said on the show about the lifestyle, that it isn’t easy being a mob wife or mob daughter.




Monday, November 21, 2011

Mob Wives: What City Is Next?

       Mob Wives of Miami      OR      Mob Wives of Los Angeles
Which one is next?


Jennifer Graziano has sealed the deal for a Chicago franchise of Mob Wives. A city as rich in mob history as Chicago is bound to have some great personalities for a reality show.  In fact, the cast has been picked because filming is due to start very soon.  In true mafia tradition though, almost to the point of taking the Omerta, no one is talking about who is going to be in the cast.  They must like to keep us guessing?

As I sit in front of my laptop, I am wondering which lucky city will be next. I follow all the mob wives and their executive producer as closely as I can.  When they tweet, I read between the lines and blog about what I think.  It may not be fact, but I clearly separate what is fact from my own opinion.  I draw conclusions based on logic.  So what is the next city or cities we can expect to see in the Mob Wives future?

Based on Jennifer’s flyer miles the past few months, and she must have plenty of frequent flyer rewards coming to her, the next two probable cities are Miami and Los Angeles.  In fact, Jennifer is in Miami as I type, and she is working.  What could she be working on?  The Mob Wives of Miami maybe.  After all, the mob seems to be a big presence in south Florida. In March, 2010, the FBI arrested three men allegedly part of the Cosa Nostra operations of extortion, money laundering and drug trafficking.  The Miami family allegedly has connections to the mafia in Palermo and Trapani, Sicily.

What about Los Angeles?  Jennifer has made several trips to the west coast in recent months.  Los Angeles has a long and very fascinating mob history.  The history dates back to the early 1900’s and they secured their business during prohibition by bootlegging.  They rose to power during the 1940’s and 1950’s under the direction of Jack Dragna.  The LA operation never was as big as New York and Chicago and these days is considered to be a small operation dealing with fraud, extortion, money laundering and drug trafficking.  However, there were plenty of made men and associates there over the years and a downsized “family” is still up and running today.

With all the talk and success of our Staten Island Mob Wives, I expect many mob wives to be coming out of the Miami and Los Angeles woodwork to contact Jennifer.  After all, how do you advertise for a cast of a Mob Wives reality show and keep it hush hush? (I should do a blog on that!)  I think all the behind the scenes stories would make for an excellent book.  Meanwhile there are many more years of Mob Wives ahead of us, that much I am sure of.  Miami and Los Angeles bring it on!  The more Mob Wives, the better!

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P.S. Guess where Karen Gravano is this morning?  She is off recording the audio version of her new book, MobDaughter, coming out February 14th, 2012. You can pre-order the book now and avoid long lines later!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Mob Wives: Chicago's Mae Capone


Mae Capone was a beautiful and private woman

Jennifer Graziano has managed to pull off a huge coup!  A Chicago spin off can only be a hugely successful show, after the already popular Mob Wives of Staten Island. It got me to wondering about the mob wife behind the notorious mobster, Al Capone. Who hasn’t heard of Al Capone?  Capone’s name is synonymous with the Chicago mob.  I wonder if his wife, Mae Capone, had any stories she could tell?  If she did, they are gone with her.

Mae (Mary) Coughlin Capone was born on April 11, 1897 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and died on April 16, 1986, in Hollywood, Florida.   She lived a long life of 89 years. She was born to Irish parents. Mae worked as a sales clerk in a department store when she met Al.  She didn’t married Al until after giving birth to their first and only child, Albert Francis Capone (Sonny) on December 4, 1918.  The marriage took place on December 30, 1918, three weeks after Sonny was born.

Mae Capone was beautiful.  She was also a mystery because she liked to keep her private life, private.  It’s very hard to find anything of substance on her or any pictures.  Maybe that’s because Al, like all good mobsters back in the day, kept his family life and mob life separate.  Also, like virtually all mobsters, Al was known to have his share of mistresses and contracted syphilis from a prostitute he had known before marrying Mae.  The disease went unnoticed.  Capone became the mob boss, in 1925 at only 26 years old.  By the time he was 32 years old he had gotten into a lot of legal trouble, and by 1934, was sent to Alcatraz.  Mae stuck by her husband through it all. While at Alcatraz, the long term effects of syphilis had taken hold of Al and he began to become disoriented, had convulsions, slurred speech, and shuffled walking.  He was paroled in 1939.  Mae took him to many doctors, none of whom could help him.  She then took him to live out his remaining years in his home in Florida.  Al died at the age of 48, on January 25, 1947.  Sonny grew up to be an upstanding citizen with no mob ties.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mob Wives: Chicago Done Deal!


Biggest Mobster of Chicago: Al Capone


In case you don’t follow every little thing that is going on with Mob Wives, you definitely should.  Those of us that do, know that Jennifer Graziano has been making trips back and forth to various locations working on deals for new shows.  As we mentioned in earlier blogs, Jennifer has been looking for other cities to add to her successful hit show.  One of those cities is Chicago, the home of Al Capone, one of the most notorious mobsters in American history.

Negotiations for a spin off show of the Mob Wives of Chicago seems to be a done deal according to Chicago's "Sun-Times."  The word is that the new show is set to start filming next month! The only thing yet to be revealed is who are the cast members willing to expose their mob lives?  The series is expected to start airing in the spring.  Jennifer is quoted as saying, “I’ve got some family contacts here, people that have known my family and friends of mine.”  I guess it would be safe to say that the new cast will some of  Jennifer’s family associations.  Jennifer still vows that no mob secrets are going to be revealed unless they have already been in the media.

Back in the day, Al Capone’s mob wife, Mae, wasn’t so anxious to be in front of the cameras, even for a picture.  Today we have mob wives coming out of the woodwork to tell their stories, and that of their mobster husbands and fathers, on television, in interviews, and in books.  Boy have times changed!

I wish Jennifer the very best of luck with the Chicago deal.  Everyone keep your fingers and toes crossed that filming goes off without a hitch.  Maybe, when our Staten Island Mob Wives wrap it up, we will have a new set of mob wives on the scene!  I just can’t wait!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Mob Wives: A Cast Shakedown

Say it ain't so!
The Blog Gods have been merciful recently.  They know I'm in pain and working nonstop.  I have zero time for blog business.  The last 48 hours I've gotten a windfall of information.  I don't have time with my work schedule to blog it all.  I also don't want to burden Chiara with blogging about it.  She's been under the weather too.

I usually cross check and research before I run with something.  Today, I am just going to go for it.  My source is extremely credible.  If you are reading and have my number DO NOT CALL ME.  I will not take this post down.  I will not edit it.  It is what it is or it isn't anything at all.

*BREAKING MOB WIVES NEWS*

The way they were.  Are we losing one of the original Mob Wives?
Word is the powers that be (think VH-1) are allegedly considering whacking (letting go) a mob wife.   My source thinks it could be a poor decision & wanted the pulse of what some of the Mob Wives viewers would feel if one of their beloved Mob Wives were no longer on air.  Now they refused to tell me which one may be let go during production of season 2.  When I pressed they simply said, "You won't be happy Mistress."  I was like, "What the f*ck!"  I did include the u, by the way.  I pushed for a specific name.  However, my source would not be moved.  He/she said simply, "Leak it, I'd like the pulse on the ramifications." 

How am I to do this without a name?

"You're smart.  I got to go.  We'll chat again soon."

My stomach is turning with the possibility of losing one of my beloved Mob Wives (Drita not included).  They are currently filming season 2.  So of course we're going to see our four original Mob Wives plus new Mob Wives on January 1, 2012.  However, I am worried about the future.  He/she said I would not be happy.  All I can write is; me not happy is like road rage on steroids.  It isn't a good situation.

I mean really, they're dealing with Mob Wives.  Did they think it would be a walk in a park dealing with different issues and agendas?  If so that would be like Lady Gaga walking into a lion's cage wearing that meat dress & expecting the lions to play nice.  Oh by the way, if you are a media source or blog, I expect our site to receive full credit as a source and a working link to our site.  End of story.

Now in more important news, it's Veteran's Day.  So happy V-day to all those who have served honorably.  And a belated Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps, it was their birthday yesterday. Major shut out goes to Roann, Lucy, Rosey, Speaking Roses, Barby a.k.a. BB, Meghan and my sources.  I love most of our readers and every last one of my sources.

So, there's a new poll up to the right of the screen and a quick scroll up. We want to know if one of your favorite Mob Wives gets the axe midway season 2 or doesn't return for a possible third season of Mob Wives would you stop watching?  We know what we think.  However, we need to know what you think,  PLEASE VOTE NOW!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mob Wives: What Up?


It’s been ages since any new news has been leaked anywhere about Mob Wives or season two.  Believe me when I tell you I have searched high and low for any tidbit to write about.  Unfortunately, I am not like Mob Mistress, who can make a long blog out of two words that she comes across that strike her fancy.  This week I came across four words that peaked my interest.  I asked for details and got none.  So I sit here trying to make something out of nothing.  Here we go.

First of all, a couple of the mob wives reported/tweeted they were going on a “road trip.”  Two words.  I asked where, I got a smiley face back.  I still have no clue where they went.  However, a few days later, I read that they were at a “promo shoot” (2 more words) for season two.  Season two starts January 1st, 2012, for all of you still in the dark.  

Frankly, I loved the promo for season one and I will add it to the bottom of this blog for old times sake.  I was thinking of why they needed a new promo and then remembered the article I read in the New York Post back in June.  Jennifer Graziano told the reporter that there was a good chance they were going to add one or two more ladies to the mob wives cast.  Well then, of course, if they add anyone, they would need a new promo!  Jenn said she had been talking with some women with great stories and personalities and said, “They're childhood friends and friends of current cast members…our goal is to make the show with authentic relationships, so that someone who comes in won't be a total outsider."

I wish they would leak the promo for season two now that they have filmed it.  It would give us something to cling to while we wait in anticipation the next few weeks.  Here is the promo we all know and love from season one.


Picture and video credit: VH1


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mob Wives: Drita Does A Rabid Rabbit

Drita D'avanzo as Jessica Rabbit for Halloween.  I give her an A-.
Alright so around here I am known as a Drita hater.  *rolling eyes*  On the record, I don't hate Drita.  I don't believe or buy into her woof woof ticket.  Not every Mob Wives' viewer is going to like or love every mob wife.  I wish Mrs. D'avanzo the very best in life.  However, I just find her fake & inauthentic as Kim Kardashian's eyelashes.  I can see her bumping her gums to the wrong individual and getting her narrow @ss whooped.  That's my official opinion and I am sticking to it.

Moving along, Drita is a beautiful woman.  She also has personality for days.  The mother of two is perfect for reality television.  And even I have to admit Drita D'avanzo is one of the reasons Mob Wives is a success.  Though I am hoping for season 3, she gets the Jill Zarin treatment.  Yeah, I wrote it and I mean it.  I don't see things the same way this feisty mob wife does.  However, a small miracle happened today.  The clouds parted and I heard angels singing; I agreed with Lee D'avanzo's love muffin.  Drita wrote on her Facebook fan page 10:49 AM on November 1, 2011 the following:

"So last night I was walking through the club like Jessica Rabbit...and I see this kid putting his hands on his girl...I told my security to kick his ass out...and he was gone. But for that little punk...if you are on my fanpage get the F^%k OFF... and just know if I was not dressed like a lady n that dress was dif..I would personally have loved to beat you bad. Just saying. People like you make people like me not able to change. Violence does not solve everything but would like for you to feel what she did. (Shoes Off )"

Drita stands up against physical abuse! Click picture for larger view.
I don't like abusive people either.  I would like to beat O.J. Simpson's @ss.  However, I am a realist.  I think he'd win easily.  Well in closing she made a really gorgeous Jessica Rabbit.  She has the face.  She has the boobs.  All she was missing was the @ss!  We all know Miss Rabbit has back, even Sir Mix-A-Lot knows this.  I have to give Drita an A- as Jessica Rabbit for lack of butt.  She gets an A+ for making sure security handled an unfortunate situation.

Picture Credit: Drita D'avanzo's Fan Page

Monday, October 31, 2011

I Married A Mobster: Thank God, I Di-ent!


Love Majeski for Mob Candy by Al Rodriguez
A popular I Married A Mobster episode around here was definitely Love Hurts featuring the former mob moll Love Majewski.  So viewers felt bad for Miss Majewski not getting the good square guy in the end.  You remember the fellow who dumped her faster than Carl Lewis once the feds came a knocking.

Well it seems he is no longer scared of law enforcement.  I know, I know innocent until proven guilty.  However, Mr. Squarepants seems to have recently had close contact with the feds.  Close enough to be arrested and taken away in handcuffs.  About two weeks ago, Ronald Piggot was arrested in connection with an alleged mob associated loan sharking ring.  And yes Ronald is the legit guy who once upon a time was going to marry Love.

Some have been asking the question: Does Love feel responsible for her ex-fiance's recent arrest and alleged mob association?  I think it's an absolutely dumb question.  Isn't he like a grown ass man?However, I aim to please the intelligent and dumb alike, so I asked her the dumb question.

Hey Love, I have a quick question for you.  I think it's dumb.  We all have dumb moments.

Mob Mistress, you are too much.  Shoot what's the question?

Your fiance was arrested recently.

You know too much.

I agree.  Moving along, do you feel any responsibility for his recent arrest?  Basically do you feel your previous romantic relationship with him introduced him to the lifestyle?

My heart goes out to his family especially his children.  I do not feel responsibility.  When we dated he didn't know about my past.  I had moved on.  I was no longer in the lifestyle.  I didn't introduce him to the lifestyle.  He did meet one of the individuals arrested at a get together.  I don't feel like going into farther detail.  However, it was strictly fun, friends and family.  It had nothing to do with any sort of business legal or illegal.  I know absolutely nothing about what the man does today.  He is a 42 year old man.  He alone is responsible for his choices.  I wish his kids the absolute very best.  I'll always love them.

Well that's all I wanted to know. Sorry, for bothering you and happy halloween.

You never bother me. Happy Halloween Mistress!

I didn't want to push Love too much.  However, one has to wonder if Love is overjoyed that wedding bells di-ent ever ring for her and Ronald.  Well I've done my good blog deed for the week.  It's slow around here.  I am tired of digging.  I am tired of pestering my sources.  The holidays are upon us.  So this blog will be slower than a turtle stuck in molasses.  I do have some great information.  However, it'll be better closer to the premiere of season 2 of Mob Wives. And Jenn Jenn won't get too mad at me, lol.

I hear the Mob Wives have been throwing some Trick or Treat festivities.  I heard one mob wife's party was as poppin as a morgue.  Basically it was low on live bodies in attendance, WOWZERS!  Well in December/January things will pick up, I am sure of it.  And a special halloween hi to Rosey, Kara, Stephen, Alyssa, Miss Janis and Tasha.

Happy Halloween to all The Mob Wives Blogspot readers!

Photo credit: Al Rodriguez for Mob Candy Magazine via Love Majewski

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mob Wives: Celebrating Halloween!

Karen Gravano, Nurse


It looks like the Mob Wives got an early start on Halloween celebrations.  While many people may be dressing up like the Mob Wives this Halloween, the Mob Wives all came up with some creative ideas of their own.  Somewhere there was a party going on last night and lots of pictures got tweeted. Karen Gravano went as a nurse, but she was hanging out with the devil and looks like she was about to get into trouble. Renee and Junior look like two happy prisoners rockin' their orange jumpsuits.  Drita went as a flight attendant and Carla, I'm not sure, but she looks a lot like Cher in the picture.









Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Reunion Part 2 Preview

Last week part 1 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special delivered its highest rated episode of the season and tonight’s episode looks just as EXPLOSIVE. 

Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga 

In a preview for tonight; Teresa Giudice is once again going head to head with Melissa Gorga after Host Andy Cohen asks Melissa about her marriage to Joe Gorga. “Was it a red flag that Joe was engaged 2X before he married you?” Melissa explains that Joe’s other fianc├ęs couldn’t get along with Teresa and her family. SURPRISE SURPRISE!!!


   


 Watch Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday at 10/9c 

 Picture Video Credit: Bravo 

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Real Housewives of South Boston: Hump day Humor


While I work on my recaps and personal thoughts of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Beverly Hills. I thought I would share a little Hump Day Humor.  

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: If you have virgin ears or easily offended this may not be for you.


 

Hope you enjoyed! Harley

Picture Video Credit: YouTube

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mob Wives: Drita T-Shirts???



My Suggestion!


Hot off the presses, so to speak!  I read on Drita's Facebook page, that she is making up a bunch of T-shirts with some of her favorite lines from the show, Mob Wives, on them.  I think it's a great idea.  The one above is my suggestion, I use it all the time!  Maybe Drita will add it to the ones she has already come up with?


Click for larger view!


I think she has many of my favorites already on the list!  If you have any other suggestions you'd like her to add, head over to her facebook page or tweet her, and let's get this T-shirt business "on n' poppin'!"  Go to Drita.com to place an order! Link: http://www.drita.com/

Picture credit: Drita's Facebook

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mob Wives: Get Schooled By Drita!

Drita is One "HOT" Instructor!

I don’t know how they manage to make so many personal appearances while filming season two, but our Mob Wives are everywhere! On October 24th, Drita D’Avanzo will be appearing at The Learning Annex in Manhattan, from 7 to 9 PM! The price for a ticket is stated as just $20 online and for that you get two hours of information from Drita, “insider stories” from the show, and learn what goes on behind the scenes. Because this is a school, Drita is listed as the “instructor” and I’ll bet there is a lot she can teach us. Just look at the list of things I learned just in season one!


How to make the proper package for an inmate, including vanilla coke and mozzarella.


How to get rid of a raccoon mob with a paint ball gun.


How to fight with my shoes off.


How to pose for a sexy photo shoot.

How to smash a phone on a ceramic tile floor, and so much more!

Drita tweets she will be answering questions the entire time. So, if you are a big fan of Drita’s or Mob Wives, you better get your tickets before they are sold out!   If  "you need to know" and want to have your questions answered, get to the Learning Annex and don’t be left out!


Check out the site for details: The Learning Annex



Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: The Reunion Episode

Kathy Wakile, Teresa Giudice, Andy Cohen, Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga
At the Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, New Jersey
The explosive 1st part of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion airs tonight with all eyes on Teresa Giudice as she comes face to face with Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile; Jacqueline Laurita choose not to attend due to events that took place at the Porsche Fashion Show the day before the reunion was taped. 


In the clip with emotions running high when Melissa is asked about contacting ex-cast member Danielle Staub and the accusations fly.  With Caroline telling Teresa “Why don’t you shut up and listen?”  But Teresa doesn’t stop calling Melissa a devil saying “You’re the devil, I’m like looking at the exorcist right now.” Aiming her anger at Caroline next Teresa says “I said you never wanted to make up with my brother?” “You're a freaking liar” “No wonder why Dina doesn’t want to speak to you, like what happen to you?”   Dina Manzo, Caroline’s sister left the show in Season and rumors have circulated for months about Caroline’s strained relationship.  The rumors were never confirmed or denied by the sisters.  Until tonight when Caroline addresses the rumors   in the clip Caroline explains to Andy” I lost a lot of my relationship with her”.  “Over what?” asks Andy?  “I’m lookin at it” says Caroline glares at Teresa.    


 

Due to the Bravo "gag-order", the wives are forbidden to reveal any events before they are aired. But The Reunion Episode brings the wives back together for a NO-HOLDS BARRED recap of the seasons with Bravo executive Andy Cohen as the host. Previous Reunions included shoving matches and cast members to walk off the show. However, Bravo’s decision to film season 4 while airing season 3 has caused “REAL TIME DRAMA” to overshadow the taped events of the season currently airing.

Teresa calls sister in-law Melissa
"Devil" "A freaking Exorist"
In a first for Bravo TV; the producers simultaneously filmed and aired 2 Seasons at the same time. As Bravo taped the finale for Season 4 at the Posche Fashion on September 27th a confrontation between Melissa and Teresa over rumors of Melissa being a stripper caused a twitter war between Jacqueline and Teresa. “Teresa is scum,” Jacqueline wrote in a series of tweets, including that she won’t be a part of this season’s reunion. “I can’t be part of the Charade anymore,” she wrote. “It’s unsettling. It’s disturbing & against what I stand for. I’m a REAL housewife…No reunion for me. Sorry guys. XOXO!”

Unfortunately for Bravo, Jacqueline stood by her tweets and refused to tape the season 3 reunion on September 2th causing rumors that both Jacqueline and Caroline were fired, Bravo as denied these claims. In an interview with GMA Melissa said “I think in the reunion you’re going to see a lot of what’s going on right now.” Whatever the case maybe…THIS SURE MAKES FOR ONE HELL OF REUNION SPECIAL.

Watch Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday at 10/9c Picture Video Credit: Bravo 

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Married A Mobster: Season 2 Confirmed

Love Majewski and Cheryl Caruso of I Married A Mobster at fan meet & greet.
First the rumor mill has been buzzing about a season 2 for Discovery ID's I Married A Mobster.  Yesterday, I received confirmation from a Discovery ID source.  I am happy to learn I'll get a glimpse of 12 additional women's mob related stories.  I have a few suggestions for Kaufman Films.  Kevin I hope you are paying attention.  I actually know what I'm typing about:

1.  30 minutes is not enough for these women's stories.  Can we get an hour?

2.  We don't want another episode with the male perspective, unless he's a gay lover.  I tune in for the women's perspective.

3.  I don't know if you can pull it off.  However, a woman who has had an intimate relationship with a  Russian Mob or Yakuza member or associate would be a coup for your team.  Heads up, I refuse to be one of the women.

4.  An episode focusing on the lives the women are living today would be great.
Congratulations to Kaufman Films and Discovery ID for an interesting, informative and entertaining series!

Adrea Giovino handling herself on The View.
I queried a Discovery ID source in reference to which episode grabbed the most viewers.  I was told there was no specific numbers.  However, it seemed Cheryl Caruso & Andrea Giovino's episodes had the most viewers.  A huge hug and congratulations to Cheryl Caruso & Andrea Giovino.  I wish both ladies all the happiness and continued success.

I have to share I'm not surprised by this news.  Yet I'm miffed.  Though our site received a nice number of hits thanks to episode 1 and 2 of I Married A Mobster.  It is Diondrea Nicosia's episode who has had our site numbers jumping each time it airs.  If you look to the right of our site, you'll see our popular posts.  Diondrea comfortably sits @ number 9.  Mob Wives is our bread and butter around here.  To see an I Married A Mobster post crack the Mob Wives' dominance on The Mob Wives Blogspot is major.  Another major source of hits on our site is the fork stabbing Love Majewski.  When her episode airs she is always in the top posts of the day, week and/or month.  All of the women have shown our site loads of support.  I have to share Andrea sent me the most beautiful flowers.  Cheryl sent me a wonderful bottle of Talero Tequila.  If you are a tequila fan, you absolutely have to grab a bottle.  You will so not regret it.  It's smoooooooooooooth!  Love sent me a case full of Veritas Cosmetics.  I've been a MUA for over 2 decades.  Her lip liners are my absolute favorite.  They're what I've been looking for.... they glide on smooth & have staying power.  She has an eyeshadow color called Rebel.  I have well over an hundred eyeshadows.  Rebel is my absolute favorite.  Note: I have Dior, Chanel, Nars, Stila, Bobbi Brown, Lorac, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, etc. in my kit.

Photo Credit: NYCGrind.com