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'Mob Wives' Star Renee Graziano -- My Gruesome Ass Renovation

11 July 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano got worked over Hard by a plastic surgeon -- while wide awake -- all in the pursuit of the perfect butt, and the video is a total train wreck ... centered on the caboose, of course. Graziano tells TMZ she sought out fat-sucking lipo doc Ayman Shahine to harvest gobs of fat from her butt and lower back to re-shape her ass. As we told you ... Gg from "Shahs of Sunset »

- TMZ Staff

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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense for Weinstein’s TV Division to Go Public

3 July 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Imagine Harvey Weinstein having to explain his business decisions to Wall Street on a quarterly basis.

“I just don’t see it,” said media analyst Hal Vogel. “It would be fraught with friction considering he’s not known to be the friendliest of people when it comes to investors poking into his business.”

The Weinstein Co. is a well-established indie operation known for its acquisition, production and marketing chops, awards season campaigning and “the Harvey factor,” the gut instincts and naked aggression displayed by the company’s co-chairman when making crucial decisions on his projects.

On Wednesday the New York Times first reported that the Weinstein Co. was considering spinning off its television division into a public entity, the most recent news of a long-touted prospect. But analysts and bankers alike told Variety that possibility is incredibly slim with or without its namesake co-chairman at the head.

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- Alexandra Cheney

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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense for Weinstein’s TV Division to Go Public

3 July 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine Harvey Weinstein having to explain his business decisions to Wall Street on a quarterly basis.

“I just don’t see it,” said media analyst Hal Vogel. “It would be fraught with friction considering he’s not known to be the friendliest of people when it comes to investors poking into his business.”

The Weinstein Co. is a well-established indie operation known for its acquisition, production and marketing chops, awards season campaigning and “the Harvey factor,” the gut instincts and naked aggression displayed by the company’s co-chairman when making crucial decisions on his projects.

On Wednesday the New York Times first reported that the Weinstein Co. was considering spinning off its television division into a public entity, the most recent news of a long-touted prospect. But analysts and bankers alike told Variety that possibility is incredibly slim with or without its namesake co-chairman at the head.

“They may be »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Weinstein Company Considers Selling Off TV Division

2 July 2014 7:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Weinstein Company will identify the opportunities for a possible spinoff of its television division in the next four to six weeks, according to a source close to the company. The company is looking to retain an investment bank next week at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley and will proceed into deeper consideration of a sale, taking the company public, or raising a large sum, that person added.

According to a person familiar with the matter, several suitors have approached the Weinstein Co. over the last three to four months, but the company really had its interest piqued in the last 60 days.

Weinstein Company declined to comment.

At present, the independent studio is producing 22 reality shows, seven scripted shows and has another handful of shows in development. Former Miramax head of production Meryl Poster is president of the television division.

Most of the company’s reality assets are »

- Alexandra Cheney

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'Grand Theft Auto V' -- 'Mob Wives' Star Is Too Fat To Sue

18 May 2014 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The makers of "Grand Theft Auto V" say they can prove "Mob Wives" star Karen Gravano was Not the inspiration for one of their characters -- because Karen's way fatter.Gravano has sued Rockstar Games for $40 million ... claiming a character in the video game -- "Antonia Bottino" -- is a ringer for her.Rockstar fired back with its own legal docs ... saying Gravano's case is Bs.   The company seems to concede there's some resemblance, but »

- TMZ Staff

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AMC Gives Nod To Celebrity Bowling, Unscripted Billy Corgan Series

16 May 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

AMC said it had approved three unscripted series that will take viewers from celebrity bowling matches to looks at a rock star’s adventures in the professional wrestling business and the hard, intense work of Hollywood set design.

The network, the flagship of AMC Networks, is best known for its scripted dramas, like “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead.” In recent seasons, however, it has made attempts to build its development of unscripted series, including looks at a comic book store owned by director Kevin Smith, or, more recently, “Game of Arms,” a series centered on arm wrestling.

One of the new programs, “All-Star Celebrity Bowling,” will consist of eight 30-minute episodes and will feature two new celebrity casts facing off each week in a bowling match for charity. Comedians and siblings Randy and Jason Sklar will host. The series is adapted from Chris Hardwick’s web series, “All-Star Celebrity Bowling. »

- Brian Steinberg

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AMC Greenlights Three Unscripted Series, Including Chris Hardwick’s ‘Celebrity Bowling’

16 May 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

AMC is expanding its unscripted slate with three new series, All-Star Celebrity Bowling, Visionaries (working title) and the Untitled Billy Corgan Wrestling Project, all slated to premiere next year. AMC has ordered eight half-hour episodes of All-Star Celebrity Bowling, adapted from Chris Hardwick’s hit web series. Hosted by twin brothers Randy and Jason Sklar, the talk/game show hybrid features two new celebrity casts from the worlds of TV, movies, sports, music and pop culture who each week face off in a bowling match for charity. Jon Hamm and the cast of Mad Men face off against Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist team in the pilot. All Star Celebrity Bowling is produced by High Noon Entertainment, with Hardwick exec producing along with Jim Berger and Patrick Jager from High Noon. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan stars in the Untitled Billy Corgan Wrestling Project. The eight-episode hourlong series follows »

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VH1 Lays Off Development & Production Executives In New York

22 April 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: As many as 13 VH1 staffers have been let go, we have learned. That represents the bulk of the network’s New York development and production team who have overseen such series as Mob Wives. Among the departing are VPs East Coast production and development Brad Abramson and Kari McFarland. The move comes a month after VH1 brought in veteran showrunner Nina Diaz (Mob Wives) as Svp East Coast Production and Development. She is expected to build a new New York development and production team. Additionally, some of the vacated positions are expected to be filled by people with different skill sets, including some servicing the network’s app. “With ratings on an upswing and the pace of development increasing cross platform, we felt it was the right time to examine our overall production and development structure in New York,” VH1 said in a statement to Deadline. “It’s imperative »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Jill Kargman to Star in Bravo Scripted Comedy Satire Series (Exclusive)

8 April 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bravo is continuing its push into original scripted programming. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has given the green light to Odd Mom Out, an original comedy series starring author/fashionista Jill Kargman, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera series is expected to be included in Bravo's upfront presentation announcement Tuesday morning. The series hails from Left/Right (Mob Wives) with co-presidents Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver on board to executive produce alongside Kargman and Piro Vision's Tim Piper and Daniel Rosenberg. Story: Bravo Greenlights Marti Noxon's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' as First Scripted Series Odd Mom Out is based

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- Lesley Goldberg

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'Mob Wives' Star Natalie Guercio -- Battered In Fight With Strip Club Bouncer

31 March 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Mob Wives" star Natalie Guercio just learned one of the major rules of a strip club ... never, Ever mess with the bouncers.Guercio was at Delilah's Gentleman's Club in Philly last Thursday to judge the Entertainer of the Year event ... when witnesses say she got into a fight with one of the club's security goons.  Guercio's camp claims the bouncer hauled off and Punched her in the face.We don't know what set it off, »

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Big Ang Flaunts Bikini Bod In Miami -- See the Pic!

16 March 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Big Ang is proud of her beach bod.The "Mob Wives" star was photographed on the sands of Miami Beach, Florida on Sunday -- where she showed off her surgically-enhanced physique in a teeny black bikini.the 52-year-old, real name Angela Raiola, recently opened up about her plastic surgery past on "Bethenny," telling the host she's had work done on more than her massive chest."I had a lift and an implant, a tummy tuck. What else? Oh I just had my arms done. Laser lypo," she revealed.When asked if she'd ever consider getting a breast reduction (because, let's be honest here, they look a little uncomfortable, don't they?), Raiola was steadfastly against it."No ... Then I won't be Big Ang anymore!" she told Bethenny Frankel.  "I'm keeping the girls." Check out the gallery above to see more beach bods! Read more »

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VH1 Taps Nina Diaz As Svp East Coast Production & Development

13 March 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The veteran showrunner behind such series as Mob Wives, My Super Sweet 16 and Real Housewives Of New Jersey has been named Svp East Coast Production and Development for VH1. In her new role, Nina Diaz will oversee unscripted programming developed and produced out of VH1’s New York office. She will be based in New York and report to Susan Levison, Evp Original Programming and Production for VH1. Diaz most recently served as Svp Head of Current Production at Left/Right Productions, where she was responsible for multiple series including VH1′s Mob Wives franchise and spinoffs as well as A&E’s Rodeo Girls. As an independent exec producer, Diaz launched Real Housewives Of New Jersey and exec produced and helped develop the formatted competition series Homemade Millionaire hosted by Kelly Ripa. Diaz’s appointment at VH1 marks her return to Viacom, where she spent 10 years at MTV »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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'Mob Wives: New Blood' Season 4 finale: 'You ain't never been my friend,' yells Drita to Renee

27 February 2014 5:30 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Were Drita D'Avanzo and Renee Graziano ever really friends? That is the question to be answered on the "Mob Wives: New Blood" season finale, airing Thursday (Feb. 26) on VH1.

In this preview clip, Drita screams at Renee for talking smack about her and her husband -- at least, we think that's what she's mad about. There is a lot of the tirade that is bleeped out. But Drita does finish with, "You can go back to first, second, third season -- you ain't never been my friend."

The drama-filled finale airs tonight at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on VH1. Check out the "Mob Wives" glamor shots in Zap2it's photo gallery. »

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Pregnant Jwoww Celebrates 28th Birthday -- See Her Crazy Cake!

24 February 2014 6:34 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Even Jwoww's birthday cake has big boobs.Jenni "Jwoww" Farley celebrated her 28th birthday a couple days early over the weekend with a bash at "Mob Wives" star Big Ang's Drunken Monkey bar in Staten Island.The pregnant "Jersey Shore" star attended the soiree in a black top, tight jeans and a pair of ridiculous pink heels that were covered in roses and feathers.While fiance Roger Mathews and former costar Deena Cortese were both on hand for the event, one Bff was Mia: Snooki!The morning after the party, Snooks tweeted that she had a stomach bug, so maybe that's why she didn't show. Of course, with rumors starting to circle that she's pregnant with Baby #2, maybe she was just trying to avoid the media circus by staying home instead?With a pregnant, lingerie-clad cake, good friends and gifts, it still looks like Jenni had a great time though. »

- tooFab Staff

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JWoww Celebrates 28th Birthday With a Baby Bump and Boobs Cake--See the Pic!

22 February 2014 2:05 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

JWoww rang in her birthday with boobs and a baby bump…on her cake. The 28-year-old mom-to-be was all smiles as she blew out the candles on the extravagant sweet confection, which was shaped like the torso of a belly-baring pregnant woman in a blue and white striped dress. The "Mob Wives"-themed birthday bash went down at Big Ang's Drunken Monkey, according to MTV News, with the show's stars Drita D'Avanzo, Alicia Dimichele and  Natalie Guercio in attendance as well as Jersey Shore alums Vinny Guadagnino and Deena Nicole Cortese.  "I'm obsessed with 'Mob Wives," JWoww told the site. "I actually wanted to have my party here last year and we couldn't »

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‘Mob Wives’ Preview: Big Ang & Neil Start Trying For A Baby — Watch

11 February 2014 1:38 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Move over, Neil — there’s about to be a new baby in Big Ang’s life!

Yes, you read that right: Queen Big Ang and her Knight in T-Shirt Armor Neil are (hopefully) going to be parents! In this new clip from the Feb. 13 episode of VH1′s Mob Wives, obtained exclusively by HollywoodLife.com, Ang and Neil make their first trip to the doctor to collect a sample — and assuming Neil doesn’t have a “dead d**k,” as Ang fears, everything should turn out all right!

Of course, Ang and Neil’s latest adventure in parenthood isn’t the only thing to look forward to this week. Here’s everything else you can expect from the Feb. 13 episode, per VH1:

Drita’s dinner party takes an ugly turn when Renee blames Alicia’s insecurity for their issues. With her sentencing coming up, Alicia begins the stressful process »

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A&E Names Shelly Tatro Senior Veep of Unscripted Development, Programming

10 February 2014 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shelly Tatro has been tapped to spearhead A&E’s unscripted programming, as the cabler appoints her senior vice prez of development and programming in its nonfiction division.

Tatro joins A&E after over 12 years at VH1, where she most recently served as senior veep of east coast production and development. At VH1, she was responsible for reality programs including “Mob Wives,” “Love & Hip Hop” and “Black Ink Crew.” Tatro also launched the “I Love The…” franchise on VH1, and separately helped develop “Jersey Shore,” which would find its way to sibling cabler MTV.

“Shelly has a great reputation for having her finger on the pulse of the industry,” said David McKillop, exec veep and g.m. of A&E. “Her experience in nonfiction programming and her expertise in identifying emerging talent make her a valuable asset for A&E as we continue to expand the depth and quality of our original unscripted programming lineup. »

- AJ Marechal

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Shelly Tatro Joins A&E As Svp Development

10 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former VH1 executive  Shelly Tatro has joined A&E Network of Svp Development & Programming. Based in New York, she will oversee the development and production of A&E’s nonfiction, alternative and reality series, reporting to Evp and general manager David McKillop. “Shelly has a great reputation for having her finger on the pulse of the industry,” McKillop said. Tatro joined VH1 in 1996 as Director of Series & Specials, and served as Svp Production & Programming from 2003 until October 2013 when she exited the network. At VH1, Tatro oversaw development and production for such shows as Mob Wives, Love And Hip Hop, Hogan Knows Best, I Want To Work For Diddy and Black Ink Crew. Tatro and her team also launched the I Love the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s franchise and Rock Docs. Additionally, Tatro developed Jersey Shore before it premiered on sister channel MTV and developed and produced the pilot for »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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