Note: We have been blogging Mob Wives since before the show aired. I love blogging about the show and the storylines. I enjoy researching the background history of the families. I love digging up the details of scandalous situations and relationships. But, I think most of all I love reading the comments of our readers. I read them all, and appreciate the different opinions and takes everyone has about the cast members and what takes place on the show. I thank all of you who take the time to read the blogs and comment.
Up until now we could only wonder what the cast members would have to say about a particular episode after the fact. But we don’t have to wonder any more, Renee Graziano has taken to blogging the episodes of season four this year. I came across her blog on WetPaint.com, “rehashing” the Reunion Show, and was very interested in what she had to say.
It’s not surprising that Renee and I agree on many things concerning the Reunion, the cast and season four in general. The cards were definitely stacked against her. No one had her back and it felt unbalanced. Renee and I agree about Natalie. Why she is even being considered for season 5 is a mystery to me, especially since Renee tells us she tried to sabotage her recovery by giving her cocaine and pills and got high with her in Vegas. She knew Renee wasn’t herself and yet she provoked her time and time again. Natalie will not be the “face” of Mob Candy and in my opinion contributes nothing to the show. Is she even related to anyone in the Mob? She isn’t an asset, she is a liability. She isn’t even a funeral director, she’s a cosmetologist and hairdresser whose clients can’t complain because they are all dead. Enough said.
When it comes to Ang and Drita, Renee and I see eye to eye on their behavior all season long. They betrayed and hurt her. Where was their loyalty? They were Renee’s friends for years, but every chance they got, they took Natalie and Alicia’s side over every issue. I could feel Renee’s pain. It was hard to watch and harder to understand. Even if Renee was wrong, they knew she had relapsed, and they should have tried to protect her from herself. Many times both of them just sat there and let the situation escalate. They watched as Natalie taunted Renee. In Vegas, they waited until Renee got physical with Natalie before getting up to help. They never tried to diffuse the situation. No wonder Renee questioned their loyalty and friendship…who wouldn’t.
As for the Twitter beef…since day one, every Mob Wife has tweeted insulting things about the others concerning what took place on the show. It promotes the show and engages fans. Renee admits to doing that. But Natalie’s attack on Renee was personal. Renee has every right to be angry. Natalie’s tweet, calling Renee a “f*cking coke whore,” was a low blow. Natalie knew about the relapse and still hit Renee below the belt. I feel this almost a repeat of season 3 when Carla called Renee a "junkie" a couple of dozen times. You just don’t go there when someone has an addiction and is struggling with sobriety.
Renee was stunned by Drita’s outburst at the Reunion…weren’t we all? I agree with everything Renee had to say in her blog about Drita (it was plenty!) and am sorry she was in too much shock to say it all to Drita’s face on the show. So what if Renee talked about Lee with Karen? I don’t get it. Lee was also part of Karen’s life for seven years. But aside from that, are you going to tell me that Drita didn’t talk about Junior or Renee’s father to Ang and Carla the first three seasons? See the above video! Everybody talks about everybody! Renee didn’t do anything wrong and certainly nothing that everyone else isn’t also guilty of doing. Just the fact that Drita admits Renee was a better friend to her than anybody else proves her argument never held water. And, I have to add, why was Drita screaming at the top of her lungs, the veins in her neck bulging and about to explode? She had three previous Reunions and lots of “air” time on the show to call Renee out about this if it bothered her so much. This is the type of reaction I expected from her over her “stalker” or Aleeya’s “bully,” not ordinary gossip! Renee and I both have the same opinion about Drita’s definition of “friendship.” I don’t think she has a clue what the word means.
Now this is where Renee and I disagree. Renee didn’t say much at all about Alicia. She was soft on her, I am not. Renee basically feels she is a great mother and is sad about her sentencing. She also doesn’t have much to say about the “Carla affair” and “leaking information” accusation. I do. I wonder why we are so out of sync on Alicia? I wish Renee had said more, but she was probably exhausted from giving Drita a huge piece of her mind. Alicia finally admitted to committing a crime, “embezzlement“, on the reunion show, after denying it for 12 episodes. Alicia prances around, dressed to the nines with manicured nails, opening boutiques, wearing expensive jewelry, living in a huge house with a pool, crying the blues like we should all feel sorry for her. Renee might, but I don’t. So what if the Feds want to take her house, the 50 gold bracelets on her wrists (including the new Cartier Love Bracelet), her Rolex, her necklaces and earrings…were any of those paid for with the truckers’ pension money? So what if they want to take all her earnings from Mob Wives as restitution? The truck drivers should get every dime of their money back with all the earnings or interest that they would have made on it! Alicia will probably not get jail time for her crime, but the very least she can do is make her victims whole financially. I think all those faux tears are for herself, she doesn’t want to part with any of “her” money, but she thought nothing of helping herself to theirs!
As for Alicia's accusations against Carla, Renee’s lifelong friend, where is the proof she was sleeping with Eddie? Chinese food is not proof. If she heard something substantial on the tapes then let’s hear that portion of the tape or a transcript of what was said. She threw Carla under the bus without a shred of evidence. Carla wanted to confront Alicia about her accusations. “I have a phone…ring it!,” was Carla’s message to Alicia. That would have made for a great scene, but it never happened? Why? Maybe Alicia was just slinging mud and it didn’t stick. Meanwhile, if you Google Alicia and cheating, there are tons of articles that pop up alleging she has been cheating on Eddie, the love of her life, for years now. And don’t just read the article, read the comments too! Her “Philly” people have eyes and ears and some shed light on what is really going on off camera in Philly despite all her denials. It almost sounds like she has been with Rob LaScala, a married man, since the day after Eddie went to jail. What does that make Alicia? A Hypocrite? A Cheater? Sounds like the (lying) pot calling the kettle black to me.
Great Blog Renee! You really should read Renee’s Rehash of the Season 4 Reunion at WET PAINT. It’s insightful and you’ll see how Renee really feels!
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