Friday, March 27, 2015
The cutting room floor
For every episode we see, about 40 minutes of footage, there are hours of footage that just doesn't make it into the episode. It was said that it took 13 hours to film the Reunion Show just to get the 80 minutes we saw in both parts. I can't help but imagine all the things we didn't see. There must be enough footage to create a season 5.1 and at least a part 3 Reunion. What happens to all the "extra" footage? What aren't we seeing? That's what I want to know.
Of course, it's assumed that only the best scenes make it into any production and the worst scenes are cut. That's the whole point of taking extra footage and making sure you have more than enough to put a good show together. And, there are scenes that are planned and shot, but never make it into the show so they put them out as bonus clips. Usually, these bonus clips aren't very exciting anyway. I like to call them "filler" scenes meaning when they run out of the good stuff they insert a little scene where nothing really happens, but it fills in for any shortage of time for the episode.
Some of the edited footage will be saved to add to the season's DVDs to entice fans to purchase them and see what they missed.
Now for a little fun with photos . . . Bring BACK the OGs!
Drita: "I wanna eat your face off!"
Carla: "A mothball? Seriously?"
Renee, always the Queen of hearts!
Karen, Times Square!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In this clip Karen discusses her feelings concerning the history between the Gravanos and the Gottis and how she now looks at the situation that currently exists between their families. Karen feels she and Victoria Gotti were born into the lifestyle, it wasn't something they chose and they have both been affected by their father's choices in life. Karen sounds very sincere and i would love it if there could be a real sit down between these two women where they can find some closure and peace about the past.
Picture & Video Credit: VH1
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ang & Karen share their thoughts
Ever since Carla stepped through the door to Renee's Mob Candy first anniversary party inquiring minds have been wondering what the hell is going on. Carla and Drita were best friends, but Drita gives her a lukewarm welcome and then comes up with three excuses why she had to run off seconds later. First it was because her kids had school the next day, then she had to pack for vacation and finally Lee was outside waiting for her to take her on a date. Okay. Whatever. But in the confessional she says she and Carla aren't friends like "that" any more and talking to Carla is like talking to a mothball in her closet. There is definitely more to the story than Drita is saying.
Karen and Ang weigh in with their thoughts. Ang thinks Drita's life has changed since Lee came home and she isn't single any more. But, when Karen mentions Drita's comments, Ang is a little taken aback. There have been "hints and rumors" floating around that Drita sold out Karen, Ramona and Carla at the end of season three, but no one is addressing that for the moment (maybe a good story line for season six?). And finally, in my opinion, Karen hits the nail of the head best when she says it's really all about a person's definition and value of friendship. And from that I gather, Drita is not a loyal or trustworthy friend.
Picture and video credit: VH1
Saturday, March 21, 2015
What's in the sauce?
It ain't just meatballs!
While watching the Mob Wives Reunion Part 2, taking notes and trying my best to tweet, I caught a glimpse of a tweet Mob Mistress posted. I got a big laugh out of it considering all the non-stop drama we had in season five that continued on the reunion and overflowed on to twitter. Here is the secret ingredient that Mob Mistress thinks has been added to the traditional Sunday sauce recipe:
and that sums up the explosive season 5 drama
in a bullet shell
Now what? There is no word on a season 6 at all. I'm waiting for VH1 or Jennifer Graziano to leak something. Are they trying to decide on a season 6? Are they holding off until they figure out who will be in the cast? Are they trying to envision possible storylines that will bring the show back to New York wives who have history and legitimate mob ties? Who knows? But my imagination is going a little crazy imagining the possibilities.
First of all, no more Philly chicks and no more tapes. What is recorded in Philly should stay in Philly. Let them go get their own show if they want to air their dirty laundry. "Philly Wives, Lies and Videotapes." By the way, Pennsylvania is a two party consent state when it comes to recording people, so if you don't tell them you are taping, it's illegal. Now you can call me a rat.
Drita says she will not be back, she apparently has her own show. Speculating about that show is for another blog. Let's say she returns full-time or makes guest appearances. Carla has a real beef to settle with her. This blogger has been harsh on Carla, but I am very sympathetic to her situation. Who among us has not had a close friend betray us for no reason? Someone who you spoke to regularly and suddenly talked to you less and less while they distanced themselves? Someone who you have stood by and helped, shared meals and personal thoughts and feelings. We saw the friendship play out on the show and off the show. Then it ended. No reason given. "We aren't friends like that any more . . . she's like talking to a mothball in my closet." Carla needs to have her say. If Drita doesn't want to face the music, then Carla will have something to talk about to the others. P.S. Carla can use some of her soaps to wash her hands of Drita!
Oh and there is another beef Karen was trying to get out in the Reunion Part 2, the "elephant in the room" that we have blogged about before. Drita "sold out" Carla, Ramona and Karen at the end of season three. From what I have gathered, the four of them had a packed not to do the show unless they all got a raise. Three of them kept their word and one did not. Fans of Drita defend her saying she had her family to feed. They don't seem to extend that same consideration to the other three ladies. So we would like Ramona to come back and all three ladies need to have a little sit down with Drita. Do I think that will happen? Absolutely not. One "red-eye" for Drita was enough.
Karen also has a beef with Alicia, but Alicia does not want to meet up with Karen on the show and talk truth. I'm sure if she had been open to it we would have seen that unfold this season. Instead, Karen had to explain her side in bits and pieces on the Reunion Part 1, about two years after Alicia ran her mouth on season four. I guess Alicia is okay with that? I'm not. I want to hear the whole story, in Karen's words, uninterrupted.
Karen has said she would like to sit down and talk to Victoria Gotti. Considering the long mob history between the Gottis and the Gravanos, this story line would be epic and probably make history in and of itself. Can they get Victoria Gotti to agree to come on the show and have this conversation? We'll see. Maybe they two mob daughters will get some closure from such an experience.
Renee and Carla made up for the sake of their very long friendship. I would like to see more of them rebuilding their friendship as in new season, new beginnings. Maybe they can figure out why Drita was clearly upset that the two of them are not only friends but "kissin' cousins?" Well Drita never did understand the meaning of a real friendship anyway. Karen reached out to her several times in season one and it was like talking to a brick wall. Drita's stance is that when Karen moved to Arizona they stopped being friends. And when Carla was no longer on Mob Wives, they stopped being friends. Hmmm, I am picking up a pattern here. Did I mention Drita unfollowed/blocked everyone except Big Ang? Chirp, chirp.
I would like to see Love Majewski come back, she has a very colorful past and lots of history with the girls. And, if we are going to add someone new, can it please be a REAL Mob Wife like Diondrea Nicosia? I'm sure she would bring a lot to the table. Both of these ladies were on "I Married a Mobster" and their stories continue to generate the most hits and comments of all the blogs we wrote on that series.
So Jenn and VH1 let's get this party started. There is still more life left in Mob Wives! Keep it in New York! Keep it real! Let's get back to what the show is supposed to be about.
What would you like to see if there is a season six? You never know who is reading!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Hosting is the gracious Vivica A. Fox
Here we go! The Drita clips! Drita used the word “dick” fifty freaking times this season! And “dildo” another 25 times. Wow, even Drita doesn’t believe she said it that many times. A “dildo” happens to be worse than a "dick" because it’s fake. If Drita says “dick” in front of her daughter, Giselle, she tells her mom to say “pickle.” Hmmm, interesting "birds and bees" talk at their house.
Moving on to Renee. Renee’s life has been on an upswing this season and we were happy to see it. She has gone through some difficult times and allowed it all to be aired on the show. Renee has tears in her eyes. She is very emotional because all her relationships spiraled out of control due to her addiction and depression. She is sorry she hurt people in the process. Drita likes Renee, but says she didn’t like the things she did. Vivica was surprised that Gnatalie apologized to Renee in the clip. Ang says Junior is lower than a rat for recording Renee’s father while he was lying in her bed. He's a double rat. Everyone sees a difference in Renee since her baptism. We wish her continued peace and happiness in her life.
Natalie Didonato aka Nat D
Bring on Nat D aka Natalie Didonato. Lots of clips. “I’m my own f*ckin’ gangster.” Nat D takes a seat next to Karen. Ang says all she knows about her is how much she hates Gnatalie and it’s irritating. Nat D says Gnat lied and told everyone her friend, Gnat's ex, beat her. Gnat takes offense to that and the screaming starts. Gnat says you don’t know me. They get louder and louder, calling each other every name you can think of, until Nat D charges across the stage. She intends to beat Gnat and security rushes in and puts Nat D back in her seat. Meanwhile Gnat walks off stage in a huff calling Nat D “you dirty skank. I‘m outta here.” Gnat takes off like a rocket and she is disgusted. Drita runs out after Gnat to try and bring her back to the show. Gnat says she spoke her peace and that’s it. She isn’t going to "talk to this mother f*cker. She lied. She is a rat, lowlife, scumbag." Drita thinks she is wrong to leave. And Gnat says, “but she keeps cursing at me.” What? is she serious? Nat D keeps cursing at you? What exactly would we call what she says? In fact, who doesn't curse on the show? They even got Vivica Fox cursing because that's the only language everyone responds to. Hell, they have me typing curse words I don't even use just to make the blog "real."
The first time Nat D tried to get Gnat
They are back on the stage. The season showdown between the two Natalies are shown in clips. Vivica asks Gnat if she called Ronnie to get dirt on Nat D. And she adds Gnatalie had some documents on Ronnie. Drita finally speaks up and says "anybody who has something to do with making recordings is a f*cking RAT!" Drita says she has been quiet too long. Ang hates tapes. Drita says "if you put your boyfriend in jail you are a rat." Gnatalie defends herself saying she is a victim of domestic violence and she said what she had to say in that situation. Gnat is crying, yelling at Renee and Nat D they don’t understand the situation. Vivica starts crying, they are breaking her heart and she walks off. Damn! Vivica explains she works at a women’s shelter and she found the conversation difficult to listen to.
Stunning Carla walks on stage
She's not too happy with Drita!
Oh boy here comes Carla! Clip of Drita saying, “We’re not friends like that anymore, and talkin’ to Carla is like talkin’ to a mothball in my closet.” Carla looks stunning. Why is Drita snubbing her? That's the million dollar question. Carla says when she wasn’t on the show with Karen and Ramona, she and Drita lost touch. She opened her store and she didn't invite her. Karen decides she is going to keep it real now. She wants to bring up the elephant in the room. Drota seems shocked, "are we really gonna go there?" But then we really don't get to hear what Karen planned to say, maybe due to editing. Carla is insulted by Drita's "we are not friends like that." Drita is cold and says Carla talked to blogs about their friendship. Carla denies talking to any blogs about Drita. Drita sticks to her stand that she read that Carla talked to blogs. I can say Carla didn't talk to us, but she has good reason. We haven't always been nice to Carla, but after seeing these Philly chicks we have grown to appreciate her. Drita is obviously pissed and wants to know when Renee and Carla made up. Renee explains they met at the mall and got to talking. Renee says Carla never did anything wrong to her except to call her out on her bullshit. They know each other since they were 17. Vivica asks if Drita misses her friendship with Carla, Drita says yes. Carla, on the other hand, says she misses what they had, but it’s not the same any more. Carla leaves. Here is an interview Carla graciously did with our blog back in season one: Carla's Mane Interview
“Rat” clips. In the lifestyle, a rat and cop caller are the same thing, says Drita. Once a person is a rat can they clear their name, asks Vivica? The answer from the women is: never.
The battle of words
Renee’s Baptism Party and the Gnat crew invasion. Gnat says she had her friends there to back her up. Gnat said she was in two fights already this season and she was going to protect herself. Gnat said she went to the party just for Renee. She thought she was going to get jumped so she brought back-up. Gnat felt she would have been forced to fight if she hadn’t left with her friends. She says "Nat D is all over freaking social media saying she would knock her chicklets out. Who talks like that?" Drita felt Gnat did not want to confront Nat D (probably about the "calling the P.O. issue"). Gnat says she doesn’t want to think about that part of her life any more. He is trying to get back at her by feeding Nat D information. A screaming match between the Natalies starts up again. Lots of name calling and threats. Gnat calls Nat D "dumpster juice." Vivica cannot control the two of them. Suddenly, Nat D sees her chance and charges across the stage, and this time she is faster than security. Nat D makes brief contact with Gnat and security rushes in and breaks it up fast. Gnat takes off in a big huff. Nat D is pissed to high heaven for the way Gnat was talking to her. London is back stage ready to take Gnat away. A few kisses and off they go. Nat D’s hand is bleeding. Gnat has tears in her eyes and looks sick on her way out. Nat D says "she sat there dignified and let Gnat talk." Once again Gnat runs for her life.
We lost Gnat. "Bye B*tch Bye," says Karen. Drita thinks Gnat was scared to death. Karen says she pushes you to the point where you want to kill her. Vivica wants to know who do they believe Nat D or Gnat. Renee says she heard the tape and it was Gnat admitting she called the PO. Drita believes Gnat called the PO, but does she know if he put his hands on her? No. Ang says let Gnat handle her own shit, her mouth is big enough. Renee wants them all to agree to move on.
Once again kudos and thanks to Miss Vivica Fox for her professional behavior in extremely difficult circumstances.
Will there be a season six? If so, who will be in the cast? Stay tuned for breaking news when we get it!
Now I am taking a vacation from Mob Wives, if they let me. This was the most stressful, nerve wracking season of ANY show i have ever watched in my lifetime. What show has drama 24/7? You wake up to it, you go to sleep with it. And I'm not even getting a paycheck! But we love our readers and followers and would not let them down by not hanging in there till the end. There you have it. May peace be with you all. ~Chiara
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Who exactly is trash?
The Mob Wives Reunion Show Part 2 sneak peek has been released. Natalie D takes her seat among the other cast members. First Ang is asked what she thinks of Nat D. Ang says she doesn't know anything about her except how much she hates Gnatalie. Nat D explains that Gnat's ex is a good friend of hers and Gnat hurt him. before she can explain, Gnatalie starts yelling you don't know me, you don't know nothing. After a few rounds of that Nat D gets off her chair and makes a run for Gnat but security jumps right in . . . at least that time.
Picture and Video Credit: VH1
Monday, March 16, 2015
First, to be clear, let us start with a little history as to how the not so positive thoughts about the blogger known as Lizzy of the Mob Wives Sitdown came to be. We have been blogging about the show Mob Wives before it aired. Lizzy of Mob Wives Sitdown use to read our blog. She often comment that we weren’t fair. We didn’t understand this concept of fair pertaining to our opinions because we aren't referees in the NFL. We are bloggers who share our opinions. Lizzy would constantly criticize the fact that we were “not nice” to all the mob wives. Mob Mistress and I made our stance clear,
“We do not have to like all of the Mob Wives. You do not like our content then do not read our blog”
She’d continue to comment & tweet us telling us how we should write our blog. Mob Mistress and I made our stance clear again,
“We do not have to like all of the Mob Wives. If you do great for you, I do not. I don’t have to lie & pretend I do for your happiness. You do not like our content then do not read our blog.”
Lizzy started her own blog. She announced it would be unbiased. She used the title from the cancelled Mob Wives after talk show The Sitdown. We can count on one hand times we believed she borrowed our information. Can we prove it? No! Even so, we are sticking to our opinions. Truth be told, Lizzy would be the only one to know for sure on that matter.
It has now come to our attention that she has been conducting some private conversations in Twitter DM about us and our blog. We feel that we should address her unprovoked attack and lies regarding our site.
Mob Mistress always wished her well.
The Mob Wives Sitdown’s Twitter account DMs and Mob Mistresses’ tweets will follow:
DM: She doesn't attack people or blogs?
We'll see about that.
We do not kiss Jennifer Graziano, Renee Graziano or Karen Gravano’s asses. We are both heterosexual women. We have never requested Don Dig to kiss the Graziano’s asses. By the way, aren’t you the one who was referring to Jennifer Graziano as “Aunt Jenn”? We’ve even been told that you’re hoping for an invite to A.J.’s wedding. We like the Grazianos. Even so, we know they’re not family and would never assume or hope for an invite to any family gathering.
We are more than okay with a lot of people liking The Mob Wives Sitdown site better than ours. They pay their internet bill. We’d hope they’d read content they prefer everyday of the week. It is on their dime, not ours. We have to disagree with Lizzy, she has been very negative towards us.
Mob Mistress and I have NEVER commented on The Mob Wives Sitdown site. We never asked people to comment negatively on the site either. We both wish Lizzy would take a seat with that lie.
We challenge her to post our I.P. addresses and city, state we live in as proof we have commented on her site.
Excuse us? Most of our posts have a singular opinion. Once in a blue moon, like this post we share BOTH of our stances or opinion. Who is number 3? We have other bloggers who post when they want. We can only hope she stops lying or get her facts straight.
We are co-bloggers. We both run the site. M.M. has been busy with her business. What does her being black have to do with anything? I am Sicilian. I was EQUALLY disgusted with the alleged recordings of Natalie Guercio dropping the N-word. She and I were never mad about Natalie Guercio’s allegedly scoring the lead role in Black Point. We did however find her talent manager’s statement hilarious regarding why Miss Guercio isn’t racist, prejudice or bias.
As you can read Mob Mistress isn’t too pleased with Lizzy.
We sure noticed sharing that someone is black seems to be important to her. Johnny Ham Familia runs to another blog to tell them sh!t? What blog? Neither M.M. or I deal with Mr. Ham. Mob Mistress stopped dealing with him when he allegedly gave Jennifer Snolis a picture claiming it was M.M to be part of the Mob Wives Chicago Facebook group. M.M. was highly offended that anyone would think she’d wear statement earrings and a statement necklace at the same time.
M.M. continues on addressing her and gave Lizzy a REAL REASON in regards to our site to cry victim. Mob Mistress has always been of the opinion there is room for multiple blogs covering the same show. She doesn’t feel we are competing with ANY OTHER BLOG. They blog how they see fit and we do the same. Readers can go to their’s, our’s or all of the blogs. We are frankly in this to share our interests and blogging as friends. If we have a reader or five, we’re thankful.
We both would like to thank Lizzy for her continued support as a reader. If she’s typing about us in DMs we’re sure she pops in to see what’s going on. And we weren’t only ones on her mind, she claims Emilio sleeps all day and gets high at night. She goes to instruct an individual to block Underbawse, Carmela and Tweet. Who does that?
Wow, I didn’t know you could have a million accounts? He must be like the Koch Brothers of the Twitter. I have to end this with thanking Nat G’s crew. They put the spotlight on Lizzy’s shenanigans. So we thank you for the proof and even more for the laughs!
Now make sure you tune into VH1 to catch The Mob Wives Reunion Pt 2. Which mob wife do you think has the best hair, make up and outfit?
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Vivica Fox, host
Vivica introduces herself and the five cast members: Karen, Renee, Drita, Ang and Gnatalie. All the women look lovely and relaxed. Let's see how long that lasts . . .
Karen’s Return is the first topic with flashback clips. Karen came back to have Renee's back, and it's "no more three against one b*tches!" Karen says she came back for Storm and to have her daughter experience life in New York. Her life in Arizona was peaceful. Renee says she felt safe with Karen coming back because she is loyal to her 100%. Ang didn’t mind Karen's return . . . how gracious.
The "skirt and suspenders"
Gnatalie, who is wearing a a gold skirt with suspenders, says her loyalty lies with Alicia, the "real mob wife." I think her suspenders are too tight. Renee wants all the cards out on the table. Karen explains that Alicia has a problem with her father, Sammy, because he killed her father in-law, who she didn’t even know. She says both Alicia and Gnatalie are coattail riders and they attack her to make themselves relevant.
Moving on to Big Ang, who is normally the peacekeeper. This season Ang showed a new side of her. And when Renee said on one episode that "Gnatalie’s DNA is on the dollar bill," Ang explodes and wants to snap Renee’s neck. Ang says she got upset because someone talked about her family. Drita and Karen both stepped up to prevent the fight on the show.
Vivica asks Gnat about her talking about Renee doing drugs. Gnat denies saying anything, but Renee says that's a lie, it was on Twitter. Vivica wants to know if it affected Renee more because it was on social media. Renee says it affected her because her son saw Gnat’s tweets that Renee was a coke head and other insults.
London and Storm are on the set. Vivica says, with a name like Storm, Karen should have expected a few clouds and he should have realized she would bring the thunder. They go over the incident where Storm had a girl in the house at 7 am. Karen says she believes Storm, but she will never really be sure of the truth 100%. She just decided to put it behind them and move forward. Vivica says she hates surprises and that would have been a hell of a surprise. Storm sounds a little defensive. Renee adds her husband got another b*tch pregnant so her son has a brother out there. And they share a laugh about how Drita called her husband’s mistress and told her off. (Remember the girl at the beauty salon who knew the name of her daughter because Lee used to bring her there?)
Uh oh. Things are getting heated. Flashbacks to how Gnatalie keeps bringing family into things. There are clips of the fight at the Drunken Monkey. Storm says he exchanged numbers with London when they met prior to the fight. They had no issues. Gnatalie is having a fit because no one is allowing her to talk. Gnat keeps holding on to her suspenders because if they shift a little to the left or right her boobs will be exposed just like her lies are coming out. London agrees and says he and Storm had no problem. Drita says she doesn’t understand how people can attack family. Karen says you must understand it because you hang with Gnatalie no matter how many times Gnat has attacked my family. Vivica says Karen showed a lot of restraint the night of the fight at Drunken Monkey because Gnat said a lot of things to her. Karen says Gnat knows nothing about the lifestyle or what she is talking about.
Vivica brings up the visit from Victoria Gotti. Ang thought Victoria Gotti was very nice. Renee said she was was like "what the f*ck is she doing here." Renee says Victoria is not a boss of anything, except maybe the boss of her family and I'm the boss of my family. Renee says she respects how Victoria handled things, she understood the situation and she could mediate for them. Ang feels it helped them because she was in the lifestyle, but an outsider. Karen says she has nothing against Victoria Gotti. Karen says she doesn’t care what Victoria Gotti thinks of her and she would welcome an opportunity to sit down and talk to her.
Karen and Gnat exchange some very heated words
More clips concerning the fight that started over the twitter war between Gnat and Karen regarding the “dead beat mother” comment and the constant use of the word rat. Karen says if Gnat could have had an adult conversation it wouldn’t have come to table flipping. Karen says Gnat grabbed a glass and Gnat says you pulled my hair. Karen says, I am not jealous of anybody. Gnat is a very pretty girl, but when she opens her mouth she is ugly and vicious and she attacks her family. Karen says she went on Twitter talking about deadbeat mother where her 15 year old daughter can see it.
Vivica reacts to Karen's comment
Gnat says “I’m not a home girl.” Karen says, “Oh I’m sorry you don’t like black people. You’re on tape calling a black lady a burnt b*tch . . . Natalie Guercio from Mob Wives is a racist b*tch! You want to call me a rat, you’re a racist b*tch.”
Vivica wants to know if Gnat thinks her mouth causes people to have a bad reaction. Renee says no one can shut her up except to talk to her the way they do. Gnat says she came on the show and no one is letting her talk. Renee says, "So quit." Gnat adjusted her gold suspenders 41 times . . . was that on Shazam?
Be sure to watch part 2 of the Reunion Show when Gnatalie runs out of the building to her car, clutching her suspenders, which may have shifted during a a brawl that seems to take place between her and Nat D.
Picture Credit: VH1
After the show
Now I would be remiss if I did not include a couple of tweets that went out after the show. I happen to think Miss Vivica Fox did an exceptional job of hosting the Reunion Show, but someone showed their true colors. Check out how disrespectful Gnatalie was and how Miss Fox replied:
And our Mob Mistress adds
and Giving Miss Vivica Fox the last word