Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mob Wives Drita Davanzo Releases BIG ANGel tribute song SEE Music Video Below

Its hard to believe that its been a month since late Mob Wives star Big Ang made her final appearance on our TV on the last episode of Mob Wives. Its even more harder to believe that its been a little over two months since we the fans heard the devastating news that Big Ang passed away from her year long fight against cancer. There's no doubt Big Ang left a lasting impression in all of our hearts. In fact just about a month after Ang passed away, her sister Janine got someone to paint a mural of Ang that is on the side of Janine's children's clothing store in Staten Island. Shortly after the mural was unveiled to the public, Drita Davanzo along with her friends Ron Montana, JOJO Pellegrino Anthony Acid (producer) created a song called BIG ANGel about Ang and the legacy she leaves behind.

As if the song wasn't a hit enough with Drita's rap verse on it, the video that she and her friends did for it is even more amazing. Be sure to check out the music video above. Ang would be very proud of Drita for this song.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mob Wives Season 6 Reunion Ep 611 The Final Sit Down

After six crazy seasons the Mob Wives sat down for one final reunion and boy was it good. In the beginning the OGs were placed in a hotel to watch never before seen footage from over the past six seasons. The cast had never seen some of the clips that they were showing them and neither had the viewers. They were very raw and un-edited scenes too. Later on the producers sent Renee and Karen to meet up in the warehouse where they shot a sit down scene earlier this season again. Renee and Karen reminisce about how they first began filming the show in 2011. Then they showed us the sizzle reel that the OGs did from back then. Karen says that at the time they didn't know that the show was going to be called Mob Wives so they started flipping out when they found out. Karen's dad called her and Renee's family didn't want her to do the show once they found out that the word Mob was gonna be in the show title. This was probably the reason why Renee acted like she wasn't happy to see Karen when she came back to town in season 1. Karen thinks Renee was afraid of what her dad was going to think of her hanging out with her because Karen's considered a rat's daughter.
Next, Big Ang shows up and its the last time we get to see her before she passes away a few weeks after this was filmed. They showed Ang's first scenes that she ever shot for the show from season 2 and they were pretty good. Ang says that a bunch of people in the lifestyle weren't too happy with her when she signed up for the show, but she told them she was doing it anyways. Carla comes to the sit down next to talk to Ang. Meanwhile Drita is still at the hotel watching the scenes. She wants to go to the sit down but the producers won't let her. Now we're told that Ang filmed for about two hours at the reunion, but they really only showed her for about ten minutes. The producers tell Ang that she can go home because she didn't look like she felt well. Ang leaves. Drita gets there and is ready to fight Karen. Security jumps in as usual and they're separated. The producers make Karen wait in the back to calm down so that Drita and talk it out with Renee and Carla. Carla tells Drita that they all saw what she said about them on the tapes that they watched in the hotel. Karen walks out and tries to talk to Drita. They both agree that they will never be friends. Brittany and Marissa show up. They try to resolve their issues. Then they leave and we're left with just the OGs. In conclusion the OGs agree to put their differences aside for Ang.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mob Wives Season 6 Series Finale Ep 610 "What's Done is Done"

The final episode of Mob Wives aired tonight and it was really good. There were some happy moments and then there were some sad moments. In the first scene Renee performed her ballroom dance for Karen, Carla, Nicole, AJ and Andrea. Renee has really come a long way since season 1. 
Drita calls Marissa and says that she wants to have a sit down with her, Brittany and Karen to get everything out on the table. In this scene Drita goes off on Marissa. 
In this scene they kind of broke down the fourth wall and showed a lot of the camera crew in Drita's house when she hangs up on Marissa. Marissa says that she's confused about the whole situation too. When they get off the phone, Marissa tells the producers that phone call wasn't even a conversation. 
Over at the sit down between Drita, Brittany, Karen and Marissa things get heated fast. Karen and Marissa don't even get a chance to walk in the room and sit down before Drita goes off on them. Things go left really quickly. They pretty much get into one of the biggest fights ever. It almost reminded me of Karen and Drita's fight on the rooftop in season 1. Remember that one? That was pretty epic. I guess things don't change between these two. 

As the girls talk about what they've been through these last six years, they each tell us what their crime is. Karen's crime was giving respect to the wrong people. Renee's crime was falling in love with the lifestyle that was made for men. Carla's crime was being loyal to a fault. Drita's crime was falling and staying in love with a professional bank burglar.
Towards the end of the show Ang revealed that her cancer came back and (as we all know now) it spread from her lungs to her head. I gotta hand it to Jenn Graziano because anyone who could make one of the greatest series of all time that's not scripted is one of the best producers ever. Props to her for creating this final scene with Ang. Thank you Jenn Graziano for bringing Ang to our TVs for the last 5 seasons. In the end all of the girls issues came in full circle from season 1. Just like Ang is heard saying (in her final scene), "what's done is done".

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 609 "Drittany"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives was another one dedicated to Big Ang as it began with Carla, Renee and Karen going over to her house with food that they made for her as she's recovering from having part of her lung removed from where the doctors thought she had early stages of lung cancer. As you could tell from this scene, this recovery process was really tough on Ang (noticeably so).
This episode was mainly about the feud between Karen vs. Drita and Brittany which is why it was titled "Drittany". When Brittany meets up with Karen she tells Karen that she wasn't looking to instigate the issues between Karen and Drita and she doesn't want to get in the middle of it. Brittany feels like Renee is an antagonizer and that Carla is a joke.
Drita meets up with Brittany at her cousin's bakery where she works. Drita says that Karen used to get a lot of attention when she was younger because of who her dad was. Brittany tells Drita what she talked to Karen about. Drita assures Brittany that she doesn't have to worry about her talking about Karen to her. Brittany tells Drita that she wants to talk it out with Carla and Renee but Drita doesn't think it will go too well. 
Renee continues to dance with her dancing partner Alex as he's getting her ready to perform in front of people. Renee's actually doing really with this new hobby. 
Over at Karen's art event Ang, Carla, and Marissa show up to support her. Ang tells the girls that she went for her checkup at her doctors and that he told her that she's officially cancer free. They're all excited for her that she beat cancer. Carla is glad that Brittany didn't get invited because she doesn't think she knows what's going on between Drita and her, but she does want to hear what she has to say about her. Therefore she does want to meet with Brittany. 
When Brittany sits down Renee, Karen and Carla for dinner things don't exactly go so well. Carla says that she and Renee want to know why they weren't invited to her fashion event. Brittany says that it wasn't anything personal. Brittany said that they wanted her not to like Drita and that Carla is the one who told her that Marissa was a flip-flopper. Carla says that Ang was the one who said it not her. Ang shows up and agrees with Carla. Bottom line is that Brittany feels like Renee and Carla instigated her fight between her and Marissa. Brittany says that they can't handle that she likes Drita. Renee tries to tell Brittany that they don't care if she's friends with Drita but just try to get to know her before she pledges her loyalty to her. Brittany gets up to leave but not before she tells them all off. Well everyone but Ang that is. Ang was just kind of trying to stay out of it. Next week is the series finale and you don't want to miss this. Also, there will be a tribute to Ang that will air right after the series finale.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 608 "Cuts Both Ways"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives was the first out of three episodes (that are left) that will air since we heard the news of the sudden passing of Big Ang. There are only ten episodes this season. There is also a two part reunion that will be episodes 11 and 12 that Ang taped with the cast a few weeks before she passed away. We've been told that since Ang's passing last week this episode along with the rest of the season will be dedicated to her. There is also going to be a tribute special about Ang scheduled to air later in March after the reunion. 

We really aren't gonna touch too much on what the other scenes were about because it was mainly just dedicated to Ang. The show began with Drita showing Gizzelle her printed copy of her upcoming book that she's writing about. She also told Gizzelle that her birthday is coming up. Gizzelle says she wants another puppy for her birthday but Drita doesn't think Lee will  go for it. In the next scene AJ sits downs with his mom Renee to go over the tickets he got. This was probably the most hilarious scene with these two of the night. Apparently AJ got a ticket for peeing in public. Renee then wants to know why AJ is never home since he moved back in with her. AJ suggests that Renee get a hobby so that she's not bored without him around. 
Brittany tells Karen that Drita spoke to Marissa about the rumors she heard about their men hanging out. Brittany then tells Karen that Drita thinks its Karen spreading the rumors. Karen gets annoyed and goes off about Drita and Lee. Karen says that she's not obsessed with Lee because she knows way too many secrets about the both of them. 
It was very weird as a fan and viewer of the show to watch this episode tonight knowing that Ang is no longer with us. This is like something out of the Sopranos or Goodfellas where the God Mother (Big Ang) passes away out of nowhere. Its just not suppose to happen. Then again, this is reality TV and you definitely can't script this. In this scene Neil wants Ang to let him come home after their fight last week. You might not be able to see it by watching these two argue but deep down these two really do love each other. In the end Neil realizes he messed up and should've been there at her appointment last week. I've always loved their relationship.
Ang and Neil go to her pre op appointment to find out more about how the doctors are going to remove the cancer in her lung. The doctor tells Ang that she might need chemo after the surgery while she recovers. You could tell Ang was scared in this scene. This whole scene was sad because she kept saying how she was afraid of dying.
Renee takes AJ's advice and finds a hobby in dancing. Renee says that she loves to dance and used to dance all the time when she was younger. She's actually pretty good at it. Renee could totally do Dancing with the Stars.
Karen invites Carla, Renee, Marissa and Ang out to draw art. They all agree that they need to do something fun with Ang to get her mind off of everything's she's been going through with cancer. Turns out none of the girls knew that they would be drawing a naked model. This was actually a really funny scene with Ang in it.
Finally the last scene was just about Ang getting ready to go to the hospital to have her surgery on her lung. This entire scene was so sad (yet very well edited together) to watch Ang talk about how all she kept thinking about were her grand kids and wondering if she's ever gonna see them again, because we all know the outcome of how this ends. Tune in next Wednesday for an all new episode of Mob Wives at 8 PM only on vh1.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 607 "Exes and Whys" (R.I.P Big Ang)

Last night's episode of Mob Wives was titled "Exes and Whys". It started with all of the girls at a baseball game. Rene tries to tell Karen that its the national anthem that's playing but Karen thinks its the "Star Spangled banner". Renee tries to tell Karen its the same thing. When Brittany shows up she tells them that shes getting ready to walk in a fashion show for New York's fashion week. When Renee tries to find out if Brittany has cooled down since her fight with Marissa, Brittany thinks everyone is against her. Renee tries to tell Brittany that perhaps the fight was a lesson for her to control her anger. Brittany doesn't think she should've handled the situation any different. 
When Ang goes to see a specialist doctor to find out more about the possible cancer she has on her lung she ends up getting more bad news. The doctor thinks that Ang is in the early stages of lung cancer and should have surgery again to have it removed. 
When Carla, Karen, and Marissa go out to eat Karen tells them that she met with Brittany. Karen thinks that Drita is using Brittany to tell them how she feels. Marissa says that Drita has been saying that OZ reached out to Lee about her hanging out with Drita. Marissa says that's not true because OZ is on parole and isn't allowed to be around any felons. 

When Ang goes to Drita's house, she tells her that she has lung cancer. Drita is upset and feels bad for what Ang is going through. Ang doesn't want to be a burden to Drita or anyone with this news so she just wants to keep it to herself. Ang then tells Drita that she was upset that Neil didn't go with her to the specialist when she found out about lung cancer. 
Carla and Renee meet up for drinks. Carla thinks that Drita doesn't like Marissa. So instead of telling her Carla thinks Drita is using Brittany to do the dirty work. 
Drita meets up with Marissa for drinks. Drita insists that she likes Marissa and her boyfriend OZ. Marissa tells Drita about the rumor she heard about Lee and OZ and Drita says it didn't happen. Drita thinks Karen's the one who started this rumor.
When Brittany goes to Drita's house, Drita tells her about the rumor that Marissa told her about OZ and Lee. Drita thinks that Karen is obsessed with her and her marriage to Lee which is why she thinks she started this rumor.
After last night's episode aired it was revealed that Ang was in the hospital and not doing too well.
It was later announced from a rep on Ang's twitter (seen above) that Ang lost her battle with cancer in the middle of the night. We had heard that her family and friends as well as some of the cast (along with Jenn Graziano) were by her side earlier in the night. We dedicate this blog post to her. R.I.P BIG ANG
The last scene of the episode was about Brittany walking in her fashion show. Karen and Drita showed up to support her and they kept their distance with each other. Drita noted that when Ang showed up she didn't look like she felt too well. Tune in next Wednesday for an all new episode of Mob Wives only on Vh1.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mob Wives Ep 606 "Younger Version of the Same Old BS"

Tonight's episode of Mob Wives was titled "Younger Version of the Same Old BS". Now before we get into this recap I gotta be honest, when I first read that this was the title for the episode I honestly didn't know why they named it this. Turns out later on in the first opening scene of the episode I quickly figured it out. The episode picked up from last week where the OGs organized for Brittany and Marissa to meet up to squash their beef. Needless to say it didn't go too well. Bottom line is Brittany came to fight Marissa and she made it known too. Security and the rest of the cast jump in to break it up. Sides were taken amongst these two. Drita backed up Brittany which pissed Karen off because Brittany would have never calmed down if it wasn't for Drita telling her to. 
In the next scene Drita and Ang go back in time to a familiar hangout spot that used to be a strip club but is now a resturaunt. Drita needed to go back to this place because in order to write her book that's about her life, she needs to go back to some old spots and talk about what happened and explain why those spots were so significant in her life.
AJ and Andrea move back in with his mom Renee for a few nights. Renee shows them their new bedroom that she redecorated with Ang's help. Renee tells them the house rules, no alcohol, no parties, do the laundry. AJ says he will do his laundry, but Andrea says no he will their (meaning Renee and hers) laundry.
Ang meets up with Marissa to talk to her about the fight between her and Brittany. Ang tries to explain to her that she doesn't take sides and that she really doesn't like it when anyone fights. Ang is the peacemaker and that's it. However Marissa wants her to be on her side. 
Ang goes with Neil to her doctors for a checkup on how she's recovering from having cancer. Although Ang is cancer free, she still has to for monthly tests to make sure she still good. Unfortunately, the doctor tells her that her latest CAT scan shows that she has spots on her lung and she needs to go for a biopsy to make sure its not a tumor. Ang isn't happy. She doesn't want to have surgery again. *Side note* this is the scene where we now know (from reading in the news lately) that Ang's cancer has returned and has spread to her lungs and head. This is probably one of the saddest scenes ever to watch along with the last scene where she tells Renee and Karen the news. I feel like tonight's episode was mainly focused around Ang being sick which is understandable because that's a serious situation. I mean this is reality tv and you can't script real life situations like Ang being sick. The fight with Marissa and Brittany were all little extra scenes that (as Karen stated) aren't that important. This is probably why the episode was called "Younger version of the same Old BS" because that's just what it was. Marissa and Brittany are both young girls fighting over nothing. It was nothing that the OG girls haven't fought about in their past either. There's way more important things to focus on than these two fighting, such as Ang's health. 
When Ang tells Renee and Karen about what the doctor told her they're shocked. Karen tells her that they will be there for her and she'll get through it. To find out how you can help Big Ang with her cancer, Renee and her sister Jenn created a shirt for Ang that you can buy over at mobcandystore.com where the proceeds will go to Ang's battle and cancer research.
When Karen meets up with Brittany (does anyone notice that they film at this resturaunt a lot in the last 6 seasons) to talk about what happened with the fight between her and Marissa. Brittany doesn't feel that Karen had her back during the fight. Karen tries to tell her that Drita doesn't have her back. They both leave the resturaunt knowing where each of their loyalties lies. Brittany's lies with Drita and Karen's can be civil with Brittany but she's gonna keep an eye out for her. Be sure to tune in next for an all new episode at 8 only on VH1.