The “Basketball Wives” are drawing a clear line in the sand for the network execs — either up their salaries or they’ll walk.
We’re told filming began last week for the 5th season … but Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketcham do NOT have locked contracts.
According to our sources, the “Wives” are in the process of renegotiating their contracts and they all want major pay raises, claiming the show does quite well for the network.
Our sources say VH1 is refusing to pony up more cash. We’re told before filming started, execs made it clear that salary increases would not happen and if any cast member had a problem with that … they could be replaced.
Despite the deadlock, we’re told production schedules were sent out and the girls began filming in hopes a deal would be worked out shortly. So far, a deal has not been reached and neither side is budging … so we’re told the “Wives” are planning to walk out next week if VH1 can’t agree to the terms.
Calls to VH1 have not been returned.
Maybe BBW will be replaced with a quality show.Wait we don’t want quality we want untalented drama.Vh1 pay them girls!
If you watched VH1′s Basketball Wives reunion episodes like we did, it just might be the last time you see at least three of the cast members.
If not, executive producer Shaunie O’Neal says she is out.
She told Insider.com that she doesn’t want to go back and “has no problem walking away from the franchise.”
Check out what Insider is reporting: Continue reading
In the season finale of VH1‘s Basketball Wives, Executive Producer and cast member Shaunie O’Neal expressed her concern about being associated with the ladies on the show, leaving fans to wonder if she’ll be returning for season 5, and making at least one of her cast mates UPSET. So who is it that wants Shaunie to stop acting like she’s “a saint,” and “own up” to her part in all the drama? Continue reading
VH1 has announced the much-anticipated (we think) air dates of both the “Bball Wives” Season 4 Finale and the “BBW” Reunion Special.
After a season filled with bottle-throwing, bullying, legal press conferences, name-calling and petition-writing, VH1 is ready to bring season four of “BBW” to a close with their finale and reunion specials.
According to the press release, the finale airs on Monday, May 28th at 8 PM, where we see the conclusion of the anti-vacation trip to Tahiti and what plays out between Jen and Evelyn…
What we can’t figure out is who the hell fights in Tahiti?? Give us a trip to Tahiti and watch how we act. We’ll show you!
Although, VH1′s ‘Basketball Wives’ has been criticized for the past two season because of the shenanigans, ratchetness and false perception of what a basketball wife is, there are still some folks that are very supportive of the show (We can’t lie – we watch it faithfully). One basketball wife in particular that shows support is singer Monica Brown, wife of Phoenix Suns guard Shannon Brown.
Hip Hollywood recently asked Mo for her opinion on the show and she revealed that although the show isn’t a reflection of her life, she respects the cast for living their truth in front of the cameras. Continue reading