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Back To “Basketball Wives”: Tami Roman’s TVOne Show, “Belles” Gets Axed After 6 Episodes Because You Weren’t Watching
Back in January we told you about Tami Roman getting back into acting (she did do some acting and not JUST reality TV back in the day…remember that appearance on Married With Children?) and having a starring role on a new TVOne show called Belles. Here’s a reminder of the plot and what part Roman played in it, in case you never even heard of the show:
“The show’s plot is centered around a widowed soul food restaurant owner and his two adult daughters, following the death of his wife Belle. Tami, who plays Loretta Cooper is described via the show’s press release as “a beautiful, stylish, self-absorbed prima donna with ambitions that alternate between a career in the music business, fashion and finding a rich husband.” It seems that Loretta does not like working at the restaurant and often pretends that she is not an employee. She believes she was destined to be a star, not a waitress. Tami’s co-stars include Elise Neal, Keith David, Ella Joyce and Miguel Nunez.”
Well, blame it on the plot, or the actors, or just the fact that there are too many watered down black sitcoms on different channels these days, but according to Shadow and Act, TVOne pulled the plug on the series after letting it run for a full season’s worth of episodes, which was only six (yes, just six). And while we haven’t heard from Roman as of yet, probably because she still has another job in line as an angry version of herself on Basketball Wives later in the year, her co-star, actor Miguel Nunez, took to Twitter to spread the news.
Well my dear Friends. TV One has decided Not 2 pick up Belles the best show & cast they ever had. I am in shock. But it will be back.
His fans seemed pretty upset by the news and claimed that they loved the show and that it was positive TV, but they might have been the only ones watching since ratings weren’t high enough to make an impact and to keep it going. Therefore, the channel will have to continue to pull in viewers hopefully through Find Our Missing, R&B Divas, Unsung and all of their syndicated sitcoms–clearly they’ll be fine. And so will Roman, since Basketball Wives comes back in August. But so much for focusing on a serious acting career…
Check out a clip from the show you weren’t watching on the next page.
Shaunie O’Neal and VH1 representatives promised that “Basketball Wives” would be turning over a new leaf for season five of the show. They claimed that they would be cutting back on “excessive physical confrontations” and so on during last season’s reunion show, after disgusted fans threatened to boycott. Even the show’s resident fist throwers, Evelyn Lozada and Tami Roman promised to do better. Unfortunately, it seems that all of the cast members didn’t receive this memo. According to TMZ, Suzie Ketcham and Kenya Bell got into a plate-hurling, fist-throwing fight at an L.A. restaurant during filming of the show last week.
It hasn’t been revealed exactly what led up to the fight, but it’s being reported that things got completely of hand when Suzie and Kenya found themselves in a heated word exchange. According to sources, although Kenya was supposedly removed from the cast last year when VH1 was handing out pink slips, she was temporarily brought back into the mix so that her issues with Suzie could be settled.
At first, the altercation was limited to simple bickering, then Suzie took things a step further and threw a plate of meatballs on Kenya. Of course, Kenya reacted to the assault. Sources say that Kenya immediately went after Suzie and punches were thrown. VH1 producers had to intervene, prying Suzie and Kenya apart. If you’re wondering whether or not other cast members were present during the showdown, the answer is yes. Ironically, when the fight appeared to be escalating, sources say that Evelyn and Tami got up and walked away, claiming they wanted no parts of the drama.
Although I can’t say for sure, something tells me Tami and Ev may have had some sort of hand instigating the confrontation. I suppose we will have to wait and see, as sources also say that the fight will be shown during the upcoming season of the show. The “Basketball Wives” franchise honestly seems like it’s on its last leg. I hope the ladies have some other gigs lined up.
What are your thoughts on this? Will you be tuning in for season 5 or are you completely done with the show?
There isn’t much to say about this other than how do these outfits get worn out of the house, much less to a fashion show, and much much less to London Fashion Week. But that’s what the cast members of “Basketball Wives” Miami/New York did this week, and thankfully photographers were there to capture that fashion faux paus times five. All we see is prints everywhere so we can’t even tell what’s a boot, leggings, dress, or capris, but what we do know is that this ensemble is one word: tacky. Caption this photo and tell us what the heck is going on here.
Reality television star Tami Roman is making major moves these days. First, she reappears on the scene looking fabulous with a new slim physique, announcing her partnership with weight loss supplement NV Clinical. And now, according to News One, we’ll be able to check her out every week as she stars in TV One’s new original scripted series, “Belle’s”.
The show’s plot is centered around a widowed soul food restaurant owner and his two adult daughters, following the death of his wife Belle. Tami, who plays Loretta Cooper is described via the show’s press release as “a beautiful, stylish, self-absorbed prima donna with ambitions that alternate between a career in the music business, fashion and finding a rich husband.” It seems that Loretta does not like working at the restaurant and often pretends that she is not an employee. She believes she was destined to be a star, not a waitress. Tami’s co-stars include Elise Neal, Keith David, Ella Joyce and Miguel Nunez.
Roman appears to have her hands pretty full these days, considering that she recently began filming season 5 of “Basketball Wives” as well. She recently revealed in an interview with Tania On The Scene that her role in the television series and her daughters are actually what prompted her to shed the weight.
“They [my daughters] were a big part of it [the weight loss]. They weren’t used to seeing their mom be about 190 lbs. I’m tall so I wear it well, but they were like ‘Mom, you have got to get it together. This is not cute. You’re about to do a new show and “Belle’s” is coming out. You need to represent,’ so I was inspired to just do something,” said Roman.
I think it will be pretty cool to see Tami outside of the reality television setting that we’re so used to seeing her in. Belle’s is set to premiere on February 1st at 10 pm EST.
Check out a clip from “Belle’s” on the next page. What do you think of Tami’s acting? Will you be checking out the show when it airs?
Photo courtesy of WENN
Many were unsure of what the storyline for the upcoming season of “Basketball Wives” would actually consist of, considering that the majority of last season’s cast received the axe, leaving Tami Roman, Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O’Neal, Susie Ketcham and Kenya Bell as the remaining cast members. Especially since there has been no official word on who the newly added cast members will be. A few months ago, Tami revealed to CocoaFab that the upcoming season would be less dramafied and more family oriented; however, in a recent interview, the mom-of-two expressed that viewers may be shocked to see that she was somewhat at odds with fellow “circle member”, Shaunie.
“I have always been a person that is going to speak my mind and say exactly how I feel. For the first time, I actually have a little to say to Ms. Shaunie O’neal. So, that’s going to be quite interesting for the people to see,” she expressed to Tania On The Scene.
She didn’t imply exactly what the nature of her beef was. I suppose we’re expected to tune in and find out. But, considering that Shaunie and Tami appeared to be as thick as thieves since Tami joined the cast during season two, it would be interesting to see what could possibly have Tami so up in arms. Clearly, she felt slighted by Shaunie in some way.
I can’t really see Tami and Shaunie having issues with one another that are so intense they can’t be resolved. But then again, Evelyn and Jen flipped on one another, so anything is possible. Has “the circle” gotten so small that the core members can’t even get along with one another?
Check out a video clip of Tami’s interview on the following page. What do you make of Tami’s implication that there is tension between her and Shaunie?
I know Tami Roman is a bully, but I didn’t peg her for a liar. Unfortunately, I think she stretched the truth just a bit far in a recent interview with Coco Fab. The ladies over there asked her what was to come on the next season of “Basketball Wives,” and she claims we are going to be pleasantly surprised. Here’s what she told them:
“People are really going to be surprised at the approach we’re going to take this season because it’s more family oriented, not as much drama.What you’ve seen in past seasons was real, but that’s not how our lives are 98% of the time. We’re excited to show you more than just the drama.
“I’m a busy mom and I have a new show coming out and I’m focused on that. I’m really a loving person and you’ll see that on season five.”
They might claim the show will look more like “Hollywood Exes” but we’re not dealing with Hollywood Exes players, and we know VH1 don’t play that fun loving stuff — especially with this franchise.
Something else interesting that came out of Coco Fab’s reporting was that not only has Stephon Marbury’s wife, Tasha, joined season 5, so has Kevin Garnett’s wife, Brandi, and Dwight Howard’s ex, Hope Alexa. I imagine he’s kicking himself right now thinking about the fact that the producers got rid of his baby mama only to add his ex the very next season. Let this be (yet another) lesson about who you do the nasty with.
What you do you think about Tami’s claim that season 5 will be family oriented?
I find it sort of comical that the women whose antics sparked a mass protest against “Basketball Wives” last season and almost got the show kicked off the air due to online petitioning are now trying to demand more money to be apart of the series but TMZ says that’s what’s happening on the BBW set. According to the site, although filming for season 5 has started, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, and Suzie Ketcham don’t have locked contracts so unless they get the cash money they’re asking for, they claim they’ll walk.
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.
I wonder if Evelyn forgets her and Ochocinco’s shenanigans actually cost the network money when their spinoff “Ocho & Ev” was cancelled a mere weeks before it was to air. Granted, people probably can’t wait to catch up with her on BBW5 and see how all that boohooing on “Iyanla Fix My Life” translates but I highly doubt she, Tami, or Shaunie are really going anywhere. Shaunie may have alimony and child support to fall back on but Tami and Evelyn know where their bread and butter comes from. They might as well ride this train out as long as they can because interest in them probably won’t last too much longer. What do you think?
You might have noticed (but probably not) that Tami Roman has been looking a little thinner around the middle lately. Apparently the “Basketball Wives” cast member dropped 25 pounds in the past two months using an unconventional weight loss method, but that’s not even the best news for her. As a result of her weight loss, the reality TV star has gained a six-figure endorsement deal to push the product that helped her shed the weight.
Sources close to Tami tell TMZ she got all the way up to 185 lbs recently and was determined to lose the weight. She started exercising her booty off, ate healthy food … and began using a product called NV Sprinkles — where you sprinkle powder on your food to make you eat less.
We’re told Tami dropped the weight in about two months and was so vocal in the press about the NV’s help in her speedy weight loss, the company actually approached her to be the face of the product.
Our sources say Tami signed on for a mid-six-figure endorsement deal and all she has to do is keep the weight off.
Discipline isn’t exactly Tami’s fortay, but we have figured out that she’ll do just about anything for a paycheck so those six figures she’s slated to earn should be just the motivation she needs to keep the pounds off. I’m curious who would trust a product endorsed by the reality TV bully and even more concerned that the idea of sprinkling a powdery substance on your food to make you eat less would be seen as a viable option. But if the Kardashians can get away with QuickTrim, Tami should be fine. What do you think?
It took nine years, i.e. too freaking long, but “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman and her ex-husband have finally settled their child support drama.
According to TMZ:
Roman filed a lawsuit in New Jersey way back in 2005 against her ex, retired NBA star Kenny Anderson. Roman claimed he had stopped paying the court-ordered $8,500/month in child support for their two daughters — totaling $800k in missed payments.
Sources close to Tami tell TMZ … the two recently settled the case out of court. We’re told Tami received just south of what she was owed and will be paid incrementally through Kenny’s NBA retirement fund.
We’re told in return, all the warrants issued against Anderson for his unpaid child support were dropped.
It’s a shame Tami even had to file the lawsuit, which it looks like from TMZ’s timeline, it took her two years to even go through with. Apparently aside from taking care of his financial fatherly duties, Kenny is also coming around his two dauthers more and actually being an active parent in their lives. Maybe she can talk to “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Sheree about how to get those child support dollars out of Bob Whitfield.
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