VH1's 'Mob Wives' is a huge hit, mostly due to the surgically altered permanent pout of Angela “Big Ang” Raiola. Whether she's really a biological female is up for debate. But Big Ang tells VH1 what she wants in her ideal Goodfella -- even if he is dead.
VH1: We’ve all seen the clip of you talking about finding a nice wise guy to take care of you. If you could create your dream wise guy, who’s your ideal man? What qualities does he have?
Big Ang: Oh, John Gotti. I thought he was the most handsomest, classiest, and I personally knew him. That’s…the kinda guy I like. [Laughs] That’s definitely the guy. He was so handsome, and the way he used to carry himself and walk into places, I’d be like “Hi, John!!” I knew him, and that’s the kind of guy I’m talking about. I knew John before he became who he was and he was handsome from the day he was…I used to work in a big wise guy bar in Brooklyn called The Nineteenth Hole and he used to come, and he wasn’t even “John Gotti” like he was when he died, he was nobody at the time. Matter of fact, I think he had just come home from jail, he wasn’t even a wise guy then. He was just so handsome, I used to stare at him all the time. READ MORE
Italian rapper G Fella paid homage to the Mob Wives with a new track he threw together using a sample from Rock Mafia‘s hit song “The Big Big Bang".
Listen to "Mob Wives Rap" after the break!
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New music from the soundtrack of the upcoming film Think Like A Man. Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo and Rick Ross are featured on the title track.
The movie, based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling self help book, stars Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, Jenifer Lewis, Terrence J, Meagan Good, with cameo appearances by Keri Hilson and La La Anthony. Think Like A Man is in theaters March 9!
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The Chinese take their professional basketball just as seriously as we do on the other side of the Pacific. So when former Denver Nuggets J.R. Smith was fouled in the paint, his sister took matters into her own hands -- literally.
Smith, who jumped ship for China during the NBA lockout is stuck in Beijing until the Chinese basketball season is over in March. That's when he can be reactivated in a NBA uniform, according to the Chinese rules that he agreed to when he signed that fat $3 million contract.
Smith's current team, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, faced the Bayi Rockets, who aren't strangers to playing dirty (this is the Chinese military team who famously brawled with Georgetown on the court).
According to Deadspin.com, after Smith drew contact without a foul call, his sister allegedly threw a bottle on the court, then went on a rampage—choking out a woman and shoving an 80-year-old man out of her way.
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'Braxton Family Values' stars Trina and Tamar Braxton sat down with celebrity blogger Karen Civil to discuss infidelity, gossip blogs and negativity vs the positive.
Trina opened about her husband Gabe Solis' online voyeurism, and she revealed that they have been legally separated for a year because of it.
"We didn't put this out there for the show," said Trina, "but Gabe and I are legally separated. So Gabe has the right to do whatever he chooses and with whom..."
The pain and the hurt are palpable in Trina's voice as she makes conflicting statements about her "relationship" with Gabe.
"We are talking and we are praying about different things... we don't know where we are... where we're going to be. Nobody's relationship is perfect, and ours definitely not!," says Trina.
The shade being thrown by Tamar as Trina talks about Gabe indicates that she doesn't believe her sister's words either.
We won't comment on what Trina and Tamar had to say about gossip blogs and negative comments because we know that they are new to the blogs and they need time to process the fact that negativity and criticism comes with the territory when you seek fame.
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A home video showing Chris Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran clowning Rihanna is quickly making the rounds of social networking websites.
Using a mock Chinese accent, Tran and 2 of her friends taunt Rihanna as her music video for "Hard" plays in the background.
Tran perfectly describes Rihanna's persona ("sexy, but ugly"), and she sticks the knife in and twists slowly by asking Rihanna "why you no have boyfriend?"
If you recall, Rihanna and Chris Brown surreptitiously tweeted each other on Dec. 29, expressing their undying love for one another.
Watch the hilarity after the break!
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Former talk show host Montel Williams has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a viral video that shows four U.S. soldiers in full military uniform relieving themselves on the dead bodies of Muslim Taliban members.
The Taliban, which was ousted from power in Dec. 2001, were responsible for the September 11, 2001 terroristic attacks on U.S. soil.
In a satellite call to TMZ.com this morning, Williams, a retired Naval officer and former Marine, said stress from a "heavy workload" might help explain the soldiers' behavior.
Williams said the stress on soldiers currently serving in the armed forces could be alleviated if President Obama reinstated mandatory military enlistment.
"The stresses must be getting to the point that it caused some of this ... why don't we spread out that stress and start making more people put on the uniform and defend this democracy?"
Williams claims only .25% of the U.S. population is serving in the military ... and says, "Maybe it's about time that this country wake up and understand that we can't put the pressure of defending our democracy on less than .25% of this entire population." Source
Watch the graphic video after the break (NOT SAFE FOR WORK).
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R&B Diva Monica will headline the annual Battle of the Bands on Jan. 28 at the Georgia Dome.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: "eight college marching bands from historically black colleges and universities will showcase their music and showmanship at this annual invitational event, but it will also spotlight the talents of Grammy-winning Atlanta singer and songwriter Monica."
Monica will perform at the Battle of the Bands on Jan. 28, just weeks before the scheduled release of her seventh album, New Life. You can get a taste of the new album on the Georgia native’s website, which features the video for the track “Until It’s Gone.” You can pre-order the album there, too.
Tickets for the event, which begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 28, are available at Ticketmaster or at the Georgia Dome Box Office. Tickets are $10-$12.
The bands participating in this year’s Honda Battle of the Bands are:
Albany State University’s Marching Rams Show Band
Bethune Cookman University’s Marching Wildcats
Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South
Prairie View A&M University’s Marching Storm
South Carolina State University’s Marching 101
Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands
Virginia State University’s Marching Trojan Explosion
Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound
The ladies are back from their VH1-sponsored, all expenses paid jaunt to Miami. As you may recall, Yandy Smith, aka Don King, briefly tussled with Jim Jones' fiancee, Chrissy Lampkin, in Miami (actually they didn't touch each other).
Back in NY, Yandy sits down with Olivia and Emily B. to ponder over what went wrong.
Newcomer Erica Mena tells VIBE magazine why she knocked Kimbella's wig askew in their first meeting: “I decided to become a Bronx b—h and snuff her.” VIBE asks Erica why she jumped off in Kimbella's mug in the first place. “I think I mentioned that she was a joke and even her man laughs at her, probably with the next b—h,” said Erica.
Love & Hip Hop airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.
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'Braxton Family Values' star Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert are featured on the cover of this week's JET magazine.
Tamar, having been bitten by the fame bug, is doing a full court press in the studio recording tracks for her upcoming album. She said the studio brings out the hidden 'Sasha Fierce' in her -- referring to the alter ego of pseudo-singer Beyonce.
"I have to do this,” she said. “I wake up in the morning and want to go to the studio, because if I don’t go, ‘her’ is going to be upset." When asked about her musical style, Tamar replied "I don’t want to put it in a category because when you do that you limit yourself. It’s just going to be hot music. Great songs that appeal to everybody.”
The 34-year-old former backup singer for sibling Toni Braxton, clearly believes reality show fame will translate into album sales. Maybe she should consult with RHOA star Kandi Burruss?
Tamar's husband Vince, who is recovering from a near-fatal blood clot in his lungs, responded to criticism that his wife is using him for his money and his connections (Vince once managed Lady Gaga and other stars).
“I love my wife. This girl is so far from being a gold digger. I wouldn’t be with someone like that for nine years,” he said.
Tamar chimes in: “When I met Vince I had my own house. I had my own car. I was independent.”
Vince said the secret to his happy marriage is to be friends first: "Tamar is the greatest," said Vince. "Like, we’d just drive to Disneyland, then go to the movies and fall asleep. Because we are friends and you can’t stress that enough in a relationship. We have our arguments and disagreements, but that’s life.”
Khloe Kardashian lashed out at her late father's two ex-wives on Twitter.com for alleging that she was not a full fledged Kardashian.
Khloe was steamed at the 2 ex-wives for blabbing to celebrity gossip websites that Robert Kardashian, who died of cancer in 2003, told each of them that Khloe was not his kid.
"The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this!," she tweeted yesterday. She added: "Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are)"
But TMZ.com did a little digging around and unearthed an old court document that seems to suggest that Khloe might have sprang from Kardashian's loins after all.
Robert Kardashian swore that Khloe IS his biological daughter ... torpedoing claims by his ex-wives that Khloe was fathered by another man.
When Robert was seeking to have his 2nd marriage annulled from Jan Ashley in 1999, he submitted a declaration to the judge stating that the marriage did not work because Jan wanted to have his child ... but he did not.
In the declaration, Robert says, "I decided that since I already had four biological children, I did not wish to have any more."
Jan just told a tabloid that Robert had privately confessed to her he was NOT Khloe's biological dad -- but that seems to fly in the face of Robert's own declaration.
Great work, TMZ! I'm sure this will make Robert rest easier.
The unorthodox teaching methods of teachers at a Norcross elementary school have caused a national uproar. The teachers gave 3rd grade students at Beaver Ridge Elementary a math lesson featuring slavery questions such as figuring out how many beatings a slave would get if he was whipped twice a day for 2 weeks.
Over 100 students were sent home with the math lesson, which featured about 20 questions on slavery. Some parents reacted with fury, accusing the teachers of blatant racism. But education leaders dismiss the allegations of racism.
According to the AJC, Calvine Rollins, president of the Georgia Association of Educators said "the slave math lesson created by a teacher to reinforce a lesson on Frederick Douglass may have used poor judgment, but it shouldn’t lead to the termination of those who wrote or handed it out without reviewing it."
“This is an unfortunate incident,” Rollins said. “I don’t believe the teacher wanted to expose those kids to anything offensive. Gwinnett County teachers are dedicated. They work hard and try on a daily basis to do the right thing.”
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