Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mob Wives: Carla and Love Make Peace?

Carla comes face-to-face with Love

Who knows what is going on this season? After seeing the Super Trailer for Season 6, it's anyone's guess. I didn't think bringing Love back was an option and yet from the snippets we have seen for the promo, there she is face to face with Carla at the Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn. This was back in June 2015. Did this little face-to-face encounter come about by chance or by production company design?

They were all at the parade

Last time we saw Love and Carla together was at the end of season three at Drita's party. This is straight out of the Season 3 Finale blog I wrote in April, 2013 to refresh your memory:

Love says she demands and expects respect and she will get it one way or another. Karen tells Love if she needs to talk to Carla, then just talk, no violence. Karen then tells Carla that Love wants to talk to her. Love is trying to stay calm. Ramona says Karen needs to be alert if Love is near Carla. The three of them, Love, Karen and Carla, go off to a corner to talk. Carla and Love sit down. Karen is right there, beside them. Love has her cell phone out. Carla wants to know why Karen is there. Love says she is there “to keep me from knocking your teeth down your throat.” Love jumps up and lunges at Carla and grabs her hair. There is complete confusion and chaos. A mob gathers trying to break up the fight. Carla trusts no one. Drita is upset her party turned into a zoo. Karen is upset and wants to talk to Carla. She feels bad because it looks like she set her up. Carla feels set up. Carla’s hand is bleeding and Ramona tries to get close enough to help. Carla wants everyone to leave her alone. Karen is mad at Love for not even hearing Carla out. Karen tells Drita what happened and says she was standing right there to prevent any attack, but Love hit her. Carla is riled up and Renee feels bad for her. She says Carla is alone in a pack of wolves.

Karen needs to find Love to see if she is okay and what triggered her so quick. Karen goes out to the car and tells Love it looks like she set Carla up. Karen said she gave her word there would be no violence. Karen can’t calm Love down. Karen feels Love was wrong for hitting Carla so quickly. Drita is pissed with Love, she wanted them to just talk and air out their differences. Carla tells them what Love said about Karen being there to stop them from fighting. Karen is upset that she gave her word and Love went against it. Both Drita and Karen know it all looks like a set up. Love tells Karen all the reasons she is mad and Karen understands, but doesn’t like that it all happened so fast. Karen tells Carla that she didn’t set her up. Carla says she is done with Love. Drita says it doesn’t look good on Love’s part, she waited for Big Ang and Drita to leave to attack Carla.

All of season three was leading up to this confrontation. Love heard that Carla was talking about her behind her back and had had enough.  So, how did these two manage to get past their differences to even be on the same set filming together for Season 6? One would think there had to be a sitdown of some kind to iron out their issues. That would make for a very interesting scene!  And just between you and me, a source recently told me that the two of them are on speaking terms today.

Can't wait to see how this situation develops in Season 6 between these two ladies. Do they make up and move on? What do you think?

P.S. Shout out to @mobwivesvh1news on Twitter for asking me this question and inspiring this blog post! Follow him on Twitter for great information concerning the show and cast!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mob Wives: Our Interview with Marissa Jade

A new Mafia Princess

I just got off the phone with the beautiful Marissa Jade, one of the new cast members to join the cast of Mob Wives for Season 6.  Here's what she had to say . . . 

Hi Marissa, this is Chiara from M.O.B Wives Blospot.


I just want to thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Fans are very excited about Season 6 and the "new" mob wives. Can you tell me how did it come about that you were cast for the show?

My boyfriend's cousin's wife is close to all the girls on the show. They have known each other for years. One day she said to them, I know someone who would be great for the show, and they introduced me to Jennifer Graziano.

Can you tell us exactly what your mob ties or connections are?

My boyfriend is in the lifestyle. He is close to Renee's family. He also grew up with Lee D'Avanzo and they are long time friends. I have always been around the lifestyle, but my affiliation is through my boyfriend.

Marissa with her crew

We can see that everyone in the cast has issues with someone. You seem to have problems with Drita and Brittany. What if anything can you tell us about that?

I never had any intentions of being on the outs with anyone. I came into this season giving everyone a fair shot. But, if you show a side of yourself that is questionable, it shows me I can't trust you. I have no time for nonsense and two-faced people.

We can see you don't have time for much, you seem very busy in your career modeling, acting and even the comic, "Destiny: Queen of Thieves."

Yes I do have a lot on my plate. I book my modeling gigs through agencies and I do a lot of promotional events for the comic where I mingle with fans. I am very excited that the comic is going to be made into a live action movie in 2016 and I will be playing the lead character. 

Is there anything you can tell us about your filming experience with Mob Wives and the drama?

I didn't expect anything less from being on the show.  I experienced a lot of this type of drama as a teenager, but I didn't expect to relive it with mature women.  I am focused on my life and career and I don't have time for bullsh*t.

Marissa in the "Green Screen"
Wonder what she was saying!

What surprised you the most about season 6?

Nothing surprised me. The ones I thought would be troublemakers, turned out to be trouble makers. But, I enjoyed myself and 99% of the time I had fun and laughs.

Can you give us any hints about what we can expect to see? I have to ask because fans want to know and Jennifer tells us nothing.

(laughs) Expect to be entertained. You can expect that the truth and people's true colors will come out this season.

Well thank you for your time and I hope you have a Happy New Year.

Thank you, Happy Holidays.


Marissa is very pleasant and comes across as a down to earth, no nonsense, straight shooter.  Even on her social media you get the sense of how focused she is on her career. I think she is going to bring a lot to the table in Season 6. 

Don't forget the Season Premiere is January 13th at 8 PM and will be 2 hours long! 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Mob Wives: PROMO "The Last Stand"

VH1 just released a new 30 second promo and with that two very interesting and exciting pieces of information. First of all the season premiere on January 13th with be a 2 HOUR episode!  I don't even want to think about how I am going to recap this myself!  Second, a big surprise for fans, another Mob Wife is returning this season! Love Majewski is in the video and will join the cast for another exciting season.  What more can I say? This is a great little Christmas present and it gives us a little taste of what is soon to come. Enjoy! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mob Wives: Is Season 6 Really The End???


Yesterday we were told that season 6 would be the best and last season for Mob Wives. That would make watching season 6 bittersweet. With each episode we will be getting closer and closer to the end of show and a group of women we have grown to love. And while I was quietly crying in my Prosecco wine and wiping away my tears, I started to notice a little spark of hope in the tweets. Was it my imagination and wishful thinking?  No, I don't think so. We may not have to say good bye. Just check out these tweets and see what you think!

Drita had a few tweets saying "last season ON VH1"

Carla was very reassuring

Jennifer promises more of the ladies!

And Karen is very optimistic!

Are these tweets "hints" of things to come?  Is there something in the works to keep the show on the air, but on a different network? Are they revamping the style of the show and focusing on their businesses?  They often say, when one door closes another one opens. Let's hope we see the ladies walking through that new door and back into our living rooms after season 6.  Until then, stay tuned!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mob Wives: Season 6 Final Season?

Ang, Karen, Renee and Drita
Wonder what this scene is about?

"The Last Stand!" Looks like VH1 has made up it's mind. Mob Wives will come back for it's sixth and final season on January 13t, 2016! I don't believe it, but it's all decided and in black and white on their website and you can read all about it right HERE. Let me get myself a glass of Carla's prosecco and drown my sorrows before continuing . . .

Okay, I'm back. Season 6 appears to be going back to it's home roots in Staten Island with the original girls: Renee, Karen, Carla and Drita. They did add two new girls, Marissa and Brittany, to the mix. They are in different alliances. Marisa has teamed up with Renee, Karen and Carla. We have seen plenty of pictures and tweets supporting that. Brittany has aligned herself with Drita. Big Ang is still somewhere in the middle.

It looks like we are going to see where all the women are at this point in their lives. Maybe they will try to settle the unresolved issues between them. And hopefully, we will learn what the future holds for them.

Maybe they do all need to move on. The question is . . . are we all ready to say good-bye?  We have been there since before the show aired in April, 2011. There have been days so stressful I was ready to throw in the towel. But now that the end is near, I am not sure I am ready for this journey to end. Are you?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mob Wives: What's in Drita's New Book?

Where to begin?

While we are waiting for some actual news from Mob Wives on Drita's new book, here is a little sample from what I imagine will be in her book. The book that Lee doesn't want her to write. The book that a  "co-author" or ghostwriter will work on with her. The book that may have more editing than a whole season of Mob Wives before it gets published. 

Some working titles: "The Woman with the Blinged Wrench," "Violence is the Answer," "I Want To Eat Your Face Off"

Dedication: To all the Crickets, "Haters are like crickets they chirp all fucking day and you walk by them and they shut the fuck up." - Drita Davanzo.

Chapter 1: My Childhood

I was born to immigrant parents who came from Albania. My parents were old world people, conservative and traditional in their ways. As a child, I have never been bullied, but I got into a lot of fights trying to protect other kids from douchbag bullies. My father is a soccer coach for a woman's team at a New York University. He grew up playing soccer in Albania and trained my brother and I in the sport. I was so good at it that I would even play on my brother's team. I had a chance to get an athletic scholarship to college, but instead my life took another turn. 

Chapter 2: The Karen Years

I flipped off the college plans my parents wanted for me and the dreams my father had of me being a professional soccer player. Instead, I started hanging out in bars drinking and of course, fighting. Big Ang owned a bar called "Nocturnal," that was my regular hangout. That's how Ang and I got close. I would fight someone and then she would hide me before the cops got there. It was awesome. I met and became friends with Karen Gravano when I was 19, like for two years. Whatever. We hung out together. She was dating Lee at the time. (Maybe I should leave this part out?) Karen and Lee were on again off again. When Karen's family moved to Arizona we stopped being friends. She moved. I married Lee and never told her. She found out from some snitch. Like I said, we stopped being friends so why should I call and tell her? Just because I lived with her and we hung out? I don't think so. Karen's a friend, Karen's not a friend . . . what the hell do you want? I'm a flip-flopper.

Chapter 3: Life With Lee 

I married Lee and my family practically disowned me. Lee was part of the Springville Boys, a farm team of the mob. They didn't approved of him. I got pregnant with Aleeya and Lee went to jail for seven years. Then he came out and I got pregnant with Giselle. He cheated on me while he was out. (Maybe I should leave this part out?) I didn't know about it. Then he went back to jail for another robbery. They filmed how I found out about the cheating on the show during the beauty salon scene. That's when I decided to get a divorce. I changed my mind about that after Lee came home. I want a divorce, I don't want a divorce, like I said, I'm a flip-flopper.

Chapter 4: Mob Wives

I got an opportunity to be on Mob Wives to help me support my kids while Lee was in prison. I took it. I want to build an empire for my girls. The show was exhausting. They brought back Karen who wanted to talk about friendship every f*ckin' minute. What f*ckin' friendship did we have? She moved to Arizona years ago. She keeps talking about a f*ckin' timeline!  Thank God for Carla, she had my back for three solid seasons. Carla was a real and loyal friend. We had dinner at each other's houses and went on vacations together outside the show. But Carla didn't come back for season 4. We lost touch with each other even though we both live on Staten Island. We stopped talking. What did she expect, she f*ckin' left Mob Wives? And then she teamed up with Karen and Ramona, telling people I sold them out by going back for season 4. So what if I broke the pack we all made? (Maybe I should leave that part out?) Anyway, they brought her back at the end of season 5 for a hot minute for Renee's MobCandy Anniversary Party. Yes I grabbed my coat and ran out of there. I had a date with Lee, I had to pack for vacation, blah blah blah, it had nothing to do with Carla being there. She was insulted?  Who cares? Talking to her is like talking to mothballs. We aren't friends like that any more! That's right, we aren't friends any more and, like I said before, she should have known I was a flip-flopper from day one. 

Chapter 5: The Natalies

In season 5 my dear "friend" Alicia the Goddess of embezzlement didn't return. Instead they got another Natalie from Philly to add to the cast. I really liked Nat G from season 4. Then I met Nat D at a photoshoot where I did her makeup. I really liked Nat D. Nat D told me some stuff about Nat G, so I didn't like Nat G and confronted her. Then Nat G told me some things about Nat D, so I confronted her and didn't like her. I was friends with Nat G. I was friends with Nat D. It was like a f*ckin' tennis match. Now I ain't friends with nobody. No more gnats in my life. Now, in season 6, I'm friends with Brittany Fogarty. She is my kind of friend . . . until she isn't.

"chirp," just sayin' 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mob Wives: Season 6 First Look at Drita

. . . and there it is, your first look at Drita

In the Mob Wive First Look video Drita is on the phone tell Lee about her book and you can hear him telling her she isn't writing any book. Drita thinks Lee should be more supportive. Maybe it's a little karma time for Drita who hasn't been very supportive of others in the past, like Karen when she was writing her book or Carla when she left the show (with Karen and Ramona) after being sold out? You can catch the rest of the "First Look" video below.

What I thought was funny was an article that came out recently by the Daily News Confidential.  The article claims the information comes from an "insider" who is watching the filming of season 6. It basically implies that body guards were hired this season because there is some kind of conspiracy between the other mob wives to get rid of Drita, who is only friendly with new comer, Brittany Fogarty. As far as I know, the show has always had security present when filming, particularly during scenes that have the potential to turn violent.  In fact it's laughable to insinuate that this is something new.  The insider says security "has had to hold Drita back several times." It has peaked my interest, however I am still very much stuck on the fact that Drita never ran after her "stalker" when he showed up at her store, even as he waddled away down the street and could easily be caught by the wrench wielding, face eating, mob wife. 

We will see what Drita brings to the table this season. Her true colors are shining through like a (karma, karma, karma, karma, karma) chameleon.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mob Wives: Anthony "TG" Graziano Turns 75!

TG with his three beautiful daughters!

Anthony "TG" Graziano celebrated his 75th birthday with family and friends on Friday, November 13th.  The beloved father of the Graziano girls, Lana, Renee, and Jennifer, has never been on Mob Wives and didn't approve of his daughters doing the show in the beginning. However, from the looks of the pictures, any disagreements they may have had at the show's inception have long ago been resolved. Mr. Graziano's name has come up on several episodes of the show when certain events made the news.  Mr. Graziano is back home, looking great and enjoying his life with his wife and daughters. Here are a few pictures from the celebration:

There you have it, a birthday party fit for a king. You can bet that Big Ang finally gets to have a piece of cake (and more) unlike the parties on the show! If more pictures are posted we will update the blog.  Stay tuned.

UPDATE: More pictures from last night's celebration!

to be continued . . . 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mob Wives: Sammy "The Bull's" Artwork Exhibit

Last night the Conception Gallery held an exhibit of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano's prison artwork. Sammy is currently in an Arizona prison. Sammy's very impressive sketches were offered for sale to the public. The show appears to have been a great success. We at the blog congratulate Sammy. Many turned out, including several Mob Wives, to support Karen Gravano. As you can see in the bottom left hand picture above, Love Majewski was decked out to be there for her long time friend.  I suspect that there were VH1 cameras there covering the event as did the New York Post. Here are a few more shots:

Actual Sketches

Karina and Storm

Love and Marissa

Okay so let's say VH1's cameras were rolling for this event. Does this confirm Love will indeed be in Season 6?  I'm going out on a limb and say yes.  I just can't believe that we can be this lucky to get all our favorites back on the show (minus Ramona Rizzo).  But what about Linda Scarpa? Drita all but said she would be filming for the show too. Linda, however, seems to be in denial mode. Who do we believe now?

At first glance this seems like a hint . . . BUT
Linda is in denial mode!

I'm sure producers want to keep certain aspects of season 6 under-wraps for the element of surprise. That's what they tried to do with Victoria Gotti's totally unexpected appearance.  If I recall correctly, Ms. Gotti also tried denying she would appear on the show and then there she was in two episodes. So, if I had to take a stand one way or the other, I would say the odds are Linda will make an appearance. Drita is known for having loose lips and trying to sink ships.  Stay tuned for more information as it develops.