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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, »

- TMZ Staff

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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 »

- tooFab Staff

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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 »


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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. »

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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, 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 »


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