October 29th, 2012 by faye
Reality TV show “Basketball Wives: L.A” has removed four of its six cast members — and the catalyst was when Gloria Govan shut producers out of her wedding ceremony to Los Angeles Lakers star Matt Barnes.
According to reports, sources connected to the reality show said that producers of “Basketball Wives: L.A” are axing Gloria Govan, Laura Govan, Malaysia Pargo and Brooke Bailey because the stars — especially Gloria — were not allowing “all of their reality to be filmed.”
Sources said that the breaking point came when Gloria Govan (who is known for her feisty ways) went to Las Vegas to tie the knot with Matt Barnes, and did not even let the reality show know about it. Sources added that the producers felt extremely disrespected by her actions and made the decision to get rid of her.
Sources said that the producers have not told the reality stars yet that they are getting fired, but are already looking for new women to fill in their spots.
Draya Michele and Jackie Christie will be the only returning members of “Basketball Wives: L.A”
June 25th, 2012 by edsel
It’s been a rough month for reality star Jennifer Williams. She got fired from ‘Basketball Wives.’ (So did Royce Reed and Kesha Nichols.) She got slapped by Nia Crooks. (That supposedly was a reason Williams got fired.) And now she may witness her Bentley repossessed over an unpaid bill worth more than $92,000.
The Hollywood Gossip reported that the Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in Syosset, N.Y., recently filed a lawsuit against Williams. The credit company accused the ‘Basketball Wives‘ star of skipping out on payments on her 2006 Bentley.
According to the lawsuit, TMCC attempted to peacefully repossess the vehicle from Jennifer Williams. But since that option failed, the company was now going to take a hint from Nia Crooks and slap Williams- with a lawsuit, that is.
In addition to repossessing Williams’ Bentley, The Hollywood Gossip reported that TMCC also demanded that Williams pay her full balance: $92,310.
According to a representative of Jennifer Williams, the ‘Basketball Wives’ cast member had yet to be served documents in reference to the TMCC lawsuit. “Anything related to community property acquired during the marriage,” said the rep, “Is an issue that is currently being addressed in her divorce proceedings” with estranged husband Eric Williams.
June 20th, 2012 by edsel
There’s already plenty of drama on Basketball Wives even before the newest season started.
Sources informed TMZ that Shaunie O’Neal claimed she wasn’t responsible for getting three cast members axed.
TMZ earlier reported that three members of the cast – Jennifer Williams, Royce Reed, and Kesha Nichols- were recently fired by the reality show for a variety of reasons. Some sources implied that the former wife of NBA star Shaquille O’Neal was responsible for their dismissal.
Sources close to Shaunie O’Neal report, however, that the ‘Basketball Wives’ star told her friends that she was just as blindsided by the news as fellow cast members Williams, Reed, and Nichols.
Shaunie further claimed that the show’s higher-ups kept her in the dark about everything. She reportedly got ostracized after she argued with them over the violent direction that the show was taking. Shaunie didn’t like the increasing number of brawls, fights, and general bitchiness.
TMZ’s sources alleged that the current situation upset Shaunie so much that she told her friends that she would leave the reality show if she could no longer believe in it.
In addition to being a member of the cast of ‘Basketball Wives,’ Shaunie O’Neal also served as an executive producer.
June 18th, 2012 by edsel
The gag order Dwight Howard received against baby mama Royce Reed three years back reportedly led to ‘Basketball Wives‘ axing Reed and two other stars from the reality show.
Production insiders informed TMZ that Jennifer Williams and Kesha Nichols will be keeping Reed company. The three will reportedly be replaced next season, and it was still unclear who would be taking their spots.
Those same ‘Basketball Wives’ sources said it won’t be long before producers gave the baby mama of Dwight Howard and her two co-stars -whom the sources called ”dead weight” - their walking papers.
According to TMZ, Royce Reed was cut because a 2009 gag order forbade her to talk about her ex-husband Dwight Howard in any way. In addition, the other ladies had also decided to ostracize her, so Royce couldn’t shoot scenes with the rest of the cast.
Meanwhile, producers reportedly believe that Jennifer Williams was too much of a liability after she sued ‘Basketball Wives’ co-star Nia Crooks after the latter slapped her during the show. And Kesha Nichols, the ex-wife of Golden State Warriors player Richard Jefferson, was supposedly “just too boring”.
“We don’t comment on casting until everything is final,” a representative of VH1 informed TMZ when asked about the allegedly-axed ‘Basketball Wives’ stars. “Thanks for checking in.”
April 23rd, 2012 by faye
The reality stars of the show Basketball Wives are reportedly boycotting the reunion show due to the lawsuit filed by Jennifer Williams against Nia Crooks after she “slapped” her.
According to reports, the co-stars of Jennifer Williams in “Basketball Wives” are refusing to tape the season four reunion show, scheduled for next month, if she continues with her lawsuit against Nia Crooks, the woman who slapped her on air. The ladies are refusing to tape with Jennifer Williams.
Tami Roman told Sister 2 Sister, “Many things have transpired over the past few weeks, in which certain individuals feel uncomfortable in each others’ space. We are working out the details to ensure that ‘Basketball Wives’ brings a high energy, fun and eventful reunion to the viewers.”
While most of the women on the show settle their feud and differences with violence, Jennifer Williams maintained that she prefers not to fight in front of the cameras. She prefers to take it to court.
“Violence against any woman is wrong. When a woman hits another woman it sets a horrible example and I choose to use the justice system to fight back,” Jennifer said in a statement. However, her “Basketball Wives” cast mates aren’t supporting that.
According to sources at VH1, the castmates are convinced that the lawsuit of Jennifer Williams was filed out of spite and desperation to amp up the drama around her character – in the hope of securing a spot on the reality show next season. Sources also added that several prominent cast members have vowed to shun Jennifer Williams completely, even refusing to speak to her, and are threatening not to attend the reunion show early next month if she attends.
It’s unclear whether the slot of Jennifer Williams as part of the cast is in jeopardy. However, there’s already an established precedent that filing a lawsuit against a co-star can result in dismissal from “Basketball Wives.”
While Williams has been a big part of the recent season’s storyline, she hasn’t been taping with co-star Evelyn Lozada. Shaunie O’Neal said that the dispute between Evelyn and Jennifer has made this season difficult.
Meanwhile, Evelyn Lozada isn’t sure about returning to “Basketball Wives.” When asked if her new show would take her away from “Basketball Wives,” she tweeted, “In all honesty, I’m not sure.”