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“Basketball Wives Miami” may be a thing of the past, but reality TV veteran Tami Roman has big plans to return to the small screen with yet another reality show.
The mother of two recently began filming a pilot in Houston for her new series, “The Roman Empire,” which The Jasmine Brand reports will feature her two daughters, Lyric and Jazz.
“We are taping this week for an hour pilot and then going forward from there,” the former “Basketball Wives” star recently told the Chicago Tribune.
She went on to say that the show will be a VH1 production and that the storyline will center around her life.
“My focus is getting this storyline about my life in development and making it something VH1 is proud of and brings in viewers.”
In addition to a new reality show, Tami says she’ll also be starring in a new series for CBS soon.
“I have a TV show coming this summer that CBS has asked us not to talk about. It’s with a very well-known and respected Academy Award-winning star. People get to see me back in the lane I was in before returning to reality TV.”
So far no premiere dates have been confirmed.
Do you think you’d be interested in seeing Tami’s reality show?
I’ll be honest, I’m still a little naive when it comes to reality television. I don’t think that everything is authentic (because if it was, then it would be called a documentary series, rather than a reality show); however, part of me doesn’t think that it’s as scripted as people make it out to be in various comment sections. I’m not too big on watching a lot of reality television, but while watching an episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” this season, I experienced entertainment whiplash.
Now, I’m not sure if everything is scripted, but I do know that I’ve seen certain scenes before, like:
Relationship Stress and Health Scares
A few episodes ago when Mama Joyce finally agreed to step out of Kandi’s and Todd’s relationship. One of the reasons that she gave was due to her health. Well… did anyone else have a flashback of “Flavor of Love 2″ when Sister Patterson, New York’s mother mentioned a health scare as a means of dealing with New York’s relationship with Flav?
“It’s the truth. Besides Jennifer and myself there wasn’t any [actual wives]. I’m rich. She definitely wasn’t talking about me. My man got a championship ring. She definitely wasn’t talking about us. I got the ring. The wives ring.
In just one month, former “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada will give birth to her second child and the glowing mom-to-be is already plotting on how she will get back into tip-top shape after giving birth.
“When I started this pregnancy I was almost 150, but I’ve gained 31 pounds,” the second-time mom told HipHollywood at her Diamonds and Diapers-themed baby shower this past weekend. “He weighs about 4 pounds rights now, so I know that I’m going to be super focused. I’ve already spoken to Jeanette Jenkins. We’re gonna start training here in L.A.”
Ev says she even has a little bet going that will serve as a motivator to lose the weight.
“I have a bet going that I can get this body back in two months,” she added. “So I’m just focused. As soon as I get the clear to do weight training and cardio, I’m gonna need a lot of that, so hopefully I can get it together.”
As for when she plans to tie the knot with fiancé, Carl Crawford, Ev says the wedding will take place after baseball season concludes.
“Actually, the season is going to start soon so we’re not gonna do it now, but you know, after the season. I’m really just happy. I didn’t expect this at all, so you know, we’ll see.”
Watch Evelyn’s full interview on the next page.
Here’s a character we haven’t heard from in a while.
Eric Williams has been going through paternity drama for some time now. Over the summer we told you that a judge issued a warrant for the retired NBA player’s arrest after he refused to submit a DNA sample to establish paternity in a child support suit brought against him by a woman claiming to be the mother of his son. It was never really revealed what became of that issue, but it looks like Eric still has on his track shoes—and this time it’s in regard to his teenage son.
According to TMZ, the 41-year-old former “Basketball Wives” star currently owes $24, 434.45 in child support to the mother of his 13-year-old son. The way the story is being told, back in November a Colorado judge ordered Eric to pay his son’s mother the aforementioned amount, but she hasn’t been able to collect because she can’t find him—neither can anyone else.
“Efforts to locate [Williams] have been exhausting,” said the woman’s attorney.
It’s believed that the woman’s legal team is prepared to take things a step further if Eric continues this game of hide-and-seek and we hear that prison time is a potential consequence. While there may be more to this story, it’s beginning to look more and more like those deadbeat dad rumors are true.
Get it together, Eric!
Jennifer Williams is good. Actually, she’s more than good. The reality star’s life seems to have taken a huge turn for the better since departing from “Basketball Wives” and the toxic relationship with her estranged husband, Eric Williams.
“Being on ‘Basketball Wives,’ my life has definitely changed,” Jennifer told Live Life in Style.
Though the show was somewhat of a negative experience, Jennifer says it forced her to make some major life changes—including divorcing Eric. She has since found love in music producer Cisco Rosado.
“I think it kind of forced me to make some decisions that I might not have made if I wasn’t on the show. In regards to my marriage, I was comfortable. It was convenient, thought it wasn’t the best thing. It was what I knew, but at the same time I knew I wasn’t happy.”
“It kind of forced me to make a decision to go out and find happiness,” she said. “I’m in a happy space right now.”
Of course, Jennifer walked away from “Basketball Wives” with more than just one severed relationship. She also addressed the end of her friendship with Evelyn Lozada.
“I also had another friendship that deteriorated…but I’m a firm believer in ‘Everything happens for a reason. If this is the direction that my life is supposed to go in, then I just have to embrace it and keep moving forward.”
She went on to say that she believes conflicts she faced with Eric and Evelyn only added to the public’s ability to relate to her.
“I’m not the first person that went through it,” she continued. “I think when you see someone on TV going through things people want to relate. I’m not the first woman to be in a bad relationship. Every woman has been in a bad relationship, whether you’ve had a horrible boyfriend, or a horrible husband but you can relate to that. And we’ve all had issues with our girlfriends. I think the key is to be honest with your situation. When you have cameras in your face, you may not always want to expose certain feelings. I think it’s important to do it because you never know who’s watching or who can learn from it. If I can save one woman from being in a bad relationship and just convince them to have the courage to go out there and find what makes them happy, that makes me happy.”
Hopefully we’ll get to take a peek at her fabulous life when her new reality show airs.
“Entertainment and reality TV display women so negatively,” Jennifer added. “It’s not all like that. I think it’s very important that women do get together and there doesn’t have to be drama. We can have a good time, sip a cocktail, shop, have great conversation and lift each other up.”
Her last season of “Basketball Wives” ended on such a negative note, we’re glad that she finally found happiness.
One year and four months after filing for divorce from troubled ex-husband, Chad Ochocinco, Evelyn Lozada is preparing to take the plunge yet again. The former “Basketball Wives” star announced her engagement to boyfriend and father of her unborn child, LA Dodgers player Carl Crawford, on Christmas Day via social networking site Instagram. She snapped a photo of her hand with its blingy new addition—a $1.4 million ring—with a caption that reads: “Yes!” Following her initial photo, she shared another photo of the ring, thanking luxury jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, who also designed the beautiful ring that Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade used to propose to Gabrielle Union last week.
Though word of Evelyn and Carl’s relationship first leaked back in May amid reports that the LA Dodger pulled out all stops to wine and dine her, their relationship was not confirmed until last month when the 38-year-old mom-to-be announced that she was six month pregnant.Days later she confirmed that the baby was Carl’s. The engagement comes as a bit of a surprise since earlier this month Ev expressed that she’s in no rush to get married.
“I definitely would get married again,” said the reality star. “I still believe in love … I’m not one of those people that’s like ‘we need to get engaged, we need to get married.’ No, absolutely not. I feel like that’s going to come, just like with the baby, let it come. I’m not forcing anything, so if it happens, it happens.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that the 31-year-old MLB player will even get a chance to bask in beauty of his recent engagement and new baby without drama. Just a couple of days ago we told you he’s attempting to take his longtime ex-girlfriend and mother of his 5-month-old daughter and 9-year-old son, Amy Freeman, to court. Earlier this week we told you that Amy was seeking to relocate from Arizona to California in what she claims to be an attempt to move her children closer to their father. However, Carl is trying to block the move, insisting that she is simply looking to take advantage of California’s favorable child support laws. Hopefully these three adults involved can devise a plan to co-parent in a way that is beneficial for the children involved.
John Salley is probably one of the only people on the planet who was sad about the “Basketball Wives” reunion show being cancelled. During a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand, the retired NBA star dished on which burning questions he never got to ask the ladies, Evelyn Lozada’s pregnancy and his girl Tami Roman—whom he praises as the ultimate reality star.
“I thought the show [Basketball Wives] was cool,” said Salley. “But when my girl Tami got on the show, it took it to another level. I watch her as a professional reality television star and if anybody knows what I’m talking about, watch Tami. From ‘Real World’ to now, this chick has been the most entertaining and education I have ever seen in television—Tami Roman”
When asked if he thought she topped Kim Kardashian, the Brooklyn native made it clear that there’s no contest.
“Yeah [over Kim K.] because Kim Kardashian doesn’t really say anything—there’s her mom and the whole family. But when you deal with someone who actually knows how to bring you into their lives and how to keep you there—nobody but Tami Roman could do that.”
As for whether or not Tami deserves her own spin-off, John says absolutely!
“Yeah, I wanna see the Tami Roman… she and her daughters—I mean that life has to be the most interesting life, black white, or purple.”
He was also pretty excited to learn about Evelyn Lozada’s pregnancy, despite it being the cause of the reunion show taping being canceled.
“It’s part of the game, but I was really disappointed,” said John.
“But I’m happy for Evelyn,” he continued. “That’s my dog. When I saw she was pregnant and she’s smiling—I’m following her on Instagram. That’s my dog, so I’m just happy for her.”
Watch John’s interview on the next page.
Evelyn Lozada sat down for an interview with OMG! Insider to talk about her pregnancy, and her future plans after Basketball Wives. In the interview, she finally sets the record straight about why she refused to participate in the Basketball Wives reunion, if she really does want to do the whole spin-off show thing, and why she says she doesn’t want to talk about Chad Johnson anymore. Probably because she spent this whole last season chatting about him, crying about him and stressing about him non-stop. Here’s the tea according to Miss E:
Why She Bailed On The BBW Reunion:
“When the show was ending, I told my publicist and just talking to my family, ‘I don’t want to do the reunion, I don’t want to talk about my relationship anymore.’ We’re both trying to move on, including my family, and myself…
I decided not to do the reunion and then right after that is when I found out I was pregnant. So I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ I didn’t want to unveil the bump on the reunion. It’s just a little messy and probably a little tacky so I just decided I’m not going to do anything I’m just going to stand still and enjoy this pregnancy.”
How She Deals With Chad Johnson Tweeting About Her Often:
“Well, I try not to listen to anything, obviously things pop up on your timeline on Twitter. I’m active in social networking, but thank God for the block button!”
What Her Future Is With Basketball Wives:
“I don’t even know if there’s going to be another season. I know that I signed on to do five seasons and I did five seasons. It’s one of those things, the show ended a few months ago, so we’ll see what happens. Me personally, I just really want to focus on the rest of my pregnancy and the baby, which I’m really excited about.”
If She Wants To Do A Spin-off Show After All Her Years Of Reality TV Drama:
“I would. You know what? Reality TV, even though there’s a lot of negativity, it’s been more positive for me. I was able to do a lot of things because of the show. I’m not one of those people who bashes it when it’s done. I feel like, thank God for Shaunie. I always tell her, I sometimes call her and I’m like, ‘I blame you for my life being so crazy.’ But at the same time, you have to learn how to make the most of it. I was able to put my daughter through college because of it, so I’ve been very blessed because of it.”
Lozada seems more confident but also more mature in this interview than in the past. Check out the full sit-down below and share your thoughts.
So just hours after we told you that rumors were swirling that Evelyn Lozada is pregnant, she decided to go ahead and confirm it.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Evelyn seems pretty excited about the news:
“I am so excited to announce a wonderful blessing — I’m pregnant!”
In continuing with her statement, Lozada says she can’t wait to start the cycle again:
“I’m excited about being a mommy all over again. This is something I’ve been wanting for years and I can’t believe it’s finally happening.”
Now, for the big question: Who is the father? Well, Ev was pretty coy with PEOPLE because not even they were able to drag that answer out of her. But we are wondering if Carl Crawford of the Los Angeles Dodgers is preparing for a new addition to his family.
Lozada is already mom to 20 year old Shaniece Hairston. In a photo caption on Instagram, Hairston said she can’t wait to meet her new sibling.
You know, Evelyn Lozada seems to be glowing in her pregnancy. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it’s a strong possibility we’ll see more pictures leading up to the birth of the baby followed by, who knows, a reality show surrounding the pregnancy. How does Second Time Around sound?
Anyway, we can now officially say…congratulations, Evelyn!