In the past few years I’ve practically earned a law degree specializing in federal law. I’ve spent more hours than I care to admit reading court documents on Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice and Apollo Nida alone. In this week’s episode of my favorite felon, we have two federally indicted reality fools headed into the courtroom. Tomorrow, if things go according to plan, Apollo Nida is expected to go to court for what I anticipate will involve him accepting a plead deal. However, one thing I have learned is that you can’t expect for court proceedings to actually occur on the date they are originally set, or if they do actually take place, they don’t always go forward in the way you would expect. That was the case for former mob wife, Alicia DiMichele who was supposed to finally be sentenced yesterday in a Brooklyn courtroom.
I know I have done a detailed post about Alicia’s plea deal but for the life of me I cannot find it. I hate when that happens. So I am going to have to explain this part based on memory, and we all know my memory sucks. A million years ago, or so it seems, a plea deal was reached. This means the prosecutor and Alicia’s attorney are in AGREEMENT and they have a deal. I believe the terms of the deal would have given Alicia some house arrest and she would be required to pay a fine, plus $20,ooo in restitution to the Teamster’s Union who was the victim of her embezzlement in exchange for her pleading guilty and avoiding the expense of a trial.
But then she agreed to be on Mob Wives and this seems to have really fucked things for her. The prosecutor’s panties got all in a bunch because he felt she was profiting from her criminal activity. Alicia was paid $8K and episode for a total of 12 episodes. The prosecutors wanted that money added to the fines. So there were a lot of delays while her finances were investigated and there was some mention of the total fine increasing to $200K. Still, the plea deal has to be accepted by the judge and she can pretty much do whatever she wants regarding the fines and restitituion and technically could give her five years in the big house if she wants to. Continue reading
My TV guide is not noting this as the season finale but I am pretty sure that is what they said on the last episode. Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this recap, I’ve been super busy!
Renee has been keeping a secret from the girls. She has been secretly writing a sex novel. She reads a little bit of her book out loud. Let’s just say she is not the next Sylvia Plath.
Alicia is very nervous about her sentencing. I sort of feel sorry for her. I get that she committed crimes and needs to do the time, but her sentencing has been dragging out for like a year and counting? I’m sure she just wants to know her fate at this point.
Big Ang comes to her senses about having a baby and tells Neil he will just have to be a grandpa to the two on the way instead. Also they just bought a fixer upper house that is going to take all their time and money.
Natalie finally tells London that her job and her house and her life is in Philly. She wants London to marry her and move to Philly. They seem to be at a standstill.
It’s time once again for me to recap the Mob Wives. It’s the penultimate episode and expectations for drama is high as the producers set up for the explosive season finale next week. Let’s get right to it!
Drita’s Dinner Party
Drita has all the girls over to dinner. Drita has just finished her home renovations and she dares anyone to get out of line in her house now that she has it all done up. Let’s see how that works for her, because if renovations could stop Mob Wives from feuding, the whole clan should start their own home renovations. Renee is the last to arrive and is seated next to Big Ang. Natalie is already feeling bitchy toward Renee. Alicia is hopeful that Renee will stay in her seat and not put anyone in a choke hold. Plus she is worried about her sentencing that is on the schedule for next week (yet still has not happened IRL).
Alicia basically tells Renee that she feels like their situation is very catty. She says that Renee spreading rumors is harming her case. Renee says that Alicia has it all wrong. She is not selling stories to the tabloids. She may gossip with her friends from time to time but that is it. Big Ang asks Renee if she knows who the leak is. Renee says absolutely not. (heh) Renee says that she thinks that Alicia’s problem with her is really about Carla. Continue reading
I have been so very busy with the blog lately I have totally gotten behind on Mob Wives. I am barely awake and making coffee so I can make it for the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics tonight, but first I am going to zip through the last two episodes and give some random thoughts rather than a full recap. I am dying to hear from my Mob Wives watchers, it’s been too long! Sorry for the delay.
The last I saw, Alicia had confronted Renee as her number one suspect as “THE LEAK.” Renee is pissed about it, but frankly, I think Alicia had plenty of reason for her suspicions. Side note: I’ve only been to Philly once and I stayed in a hotel right across from that big clock. It was straight out my window and you could see it from the bed I was sharing with someone I would just as soon forget. Thanks, Mob Wives for showing it every episode. #memories.
Anyway, it’s Halloween. I hate Halloween. Where the hell are these women? I’m forwarding. It looks like Renee and Alicia will be reuniting at a Halloween party in Natalie’s funeral home. How lovely it must have been to have your loved one’s body there while that was going on.
Drita’s scene with Method Man was genuine and adorable. The rap is actually pretty decent.
I am starting to think Big Ang is actually serious about having a baby with a surrogate. If you missed her on Bethenny, her menopause discussion was priceless. Also, Renee, Drita and Alicia were recently on Bethenny as well. Yep, Renee and ALICIA. The fact that Big Ang was not on with them, coupled this post with (which Renee actually responded to, Hey Renee! Don’t whack me! Love ya!) makes me wonder if Renee and Big Ang are on the outs, Continue reading
Drita wants to record another rap. She goes to her producer and he suggests a song, Money Bags. The producer the producer also works with Method Man and he tells Drita he has agreed to
come on the show record with her. Later, Drita asks her five year old daughter to help her rhyme. Whatever. Let’s get to the Renee and Alicia showdown.
Big Ang and Renee go for a walk to talk about Alicia calling Renee a rat. Drita meets with Alicia. Once again, Drita is supporting someone Renee is on the outs with. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I bet she gets a ration of shit from Renee. They are discussing things that Renee said that show Renee has been gossiping about Alicia with her friends.
Natalie wants to marry London. Or at least have him move to Philly. I could never be with someone with those teeth.
Renee got a letter from Junior. He has about a year to go before he gets out. Junior wants to come home Renee when he gets out. Renee will NEVER be a rat. AJ says he doesn’t want to hear anything having to do with his father. He has moved on and he doesn’t want to live in the past. Continue reading
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Time for Mob Wives! While you guys get to watch the SAG Awards red carpet on E! I have to recap the Mob Wives or some of my tweeps are gonna whack me. *cough* @cotlyn *cough*
Drita is having bad nightmares. She is worried something bad is going to happen. She dreamt that two people broke into her house and she shot and killed them. Drita’s dreams usual portend something bad happening in real life. She call Big Ang to calm her down and that just made Big Ang nervous too.
At Alicia’s house, she is talking with her brother. He is concerned about Alicia possibly going to jail. She is hoping for house arrest which might happen since I don’t think she has that many counts. Her brother is trying to prepare her for sentencing. He wants her to have a plan for the kids and the upkeep of the house. She is trying not to think about it.
Renee goes over to Big Ang’s house to talk with Drita and Ang about the Renee situation. Renee doesn’t believe Renee’s apology. Drita says Renee does not let anything go. Renee is still pissed.
Renee and her son AJ go to play darts. Renee asks AJ for advice. He says she needs to move on. Renee says she has to fire her. Continue reading
It’s billed as Las Vegas Part III but I swear I feel like I just recapped part two yesterday. Why do I have the feeling this episode is going to be like The Godfather III and not nearly as exciting as the first two? Hopefully, I am wrong.
We start with the girls still in Vegas. All the girls are at a race track getting ready to drive race cars. Real race cars. When Big Ang and Renee join Drita, Alicia and Natalie at the track, things are tense but workable for a hot minute. Then Renee sees all the other girls laughing and getting along with Natalie and she is pissed off. She refuses to drive the cars with the other girls and says she will watch. It is interesting to note that Renee is the only one wearing shorts and open-toed shoes. To me this is a clear indication that everyone knew Renee was not going to drive anyway.
Renee is getting furious with everyone. She feels like the girls are being two-faced by hanging with Natalie. She confronts Big Ang and Alicia for not standing up for her. Renee tries to say that Natalie brought up Alicia’s husband; but, they point out it was Renee who brought up Alicia’s husband. Both of them push back at Renee and tell her that she was at fault as well. Renee says that she sees where their loyalty lies. Big Ang is not too pleased with Renee questioning her loyalty in talking heads. Renee gets pissed at everyone and leaves. She probably has some plans with her sister in the casino and wanted the afternoon off. Continue reading
Renee Graziano, Drita D’Avanzo and Alicia DiMichele Garofalo all shared the couch with Bethenny today. Bethenny asks who is the toughest and they all agree it is Drita. Renee says she is not a fighter. No lightning falls from the sky. Drita says she gives her daughter a very edited version of Mobwives to watch with only the happy scenes. That must be about a five minute show! Drita daughter said the other day that a kid in her class thinks she is tough. The daughter was incredulous and says my mother cries if I read her a poem. you got the wrong one.
Bethenny questions how they can do a show where they talk about things when in the mob no one talks. Renee says they only talk about things that are public knowledge, they are not ratting anyone out. It seems a lot of their mob friends dumped them because of the show.
Alicia says she fights with her words. Drita says that words are more hurtful. Your nose will heal, you’ll get another tooth, but the words stick with you. Drita basically says she wishes she had the skills to verbally assault someone. Continue reading
Finally ready to recap Mob Wives and the second half of the Vegas trip. I have a feeling this one is going to be long. At least we know in advance nobody died. Wait! They are picking this up on the next morning? I thought they literally left us hanging off the 34th floor last episode? Did we see some resolution?
At breakfast, Renee is already gunning for Natalie. As soon as Natalie arrives to breakfast, Renee goes in. She tries to drag Natalie from the breakfast table, she slings a metal
cloche ice bucket across the table send glass flying all over Alicia. Natalie dares Renee to touch her. OMG. Natalie is standing her ground. She tells Renee to stick her tacky Mob Candy up her ass. This is girl is going toe to toe with Renee and the other girls are just watching the show with their mouths hanging open. Then Renee runs at Natalie sling an arm bar to her throat! And it’s awn like popcawn! Continue reading
I moseyed over to Renee Graziano’s twitter feed to see if she has sobered up yet. My personal assessment is that she is trying but not there yet. And there was much strangeness to discover there, so I thought I would share some tea I’ve dug up. Deciding where to begin is the hard part. I think I want to start with December and then go back to September. This may be a little confusing, made moreso by my raging case of Mongolian Lung Flu, but there is a lot of ground to cover.
Last Monday, was a big tweeting day for Renee. I am not sure if she fell off the wagon again, or what, but there were many tweets and Instagrams. But first, he is what she posted today.
This should be on everyones resolution list 4 2014, i wanna share alittle something with you guys..this year i learned the hard way some people will judge (when god knws they shld be begging 4 forgiveness or saying nothing at all) & some r quick 2 point fingers in hopes it’ll deflect the dirt they r doing or have done 2 some 1 else .. well I’m here 2 tell before u do either of the 2 stop & think because u can best believe that dirt your doing or did will come back 2 bite u in the ass so unless u got a big ol butt .. like the size of a horses ass and wont feel it.. I suggest u don’t judge or point a finger 4 something u once did or r doing … & I can say this cause I speak from experience so trust me when I say if u dont work 4 the court system don’t judge !!!!!!
She is really pissed at someone. And she is not interacting with the other wives on twitter. Alicia seems kind of chummy with Drita…. interesting? Continue reading
I am two episodes behind on Mob Wives and looking forward to catching up now. I really want to lay down and curl up with a hot water bottle to watch it, but I know I will be dying for feedback.
I’m so happy that things are going well for Drita and Lee. Hopefully, they had to make up the bullying story for the show. In the second episode, Drita realizes that Lee is not going to help with the renovations. Lee gives Drita a ton of shit for the Vegas trip. Which must be scripted because she is getting paid to go and frankly has to go.
As for the new one, Alicia, her sentencing is currently scheduled for January 2014. The Feds postponed it once already to reevaluate her income after she took the gig with Mob Wives. She will be paying some hefty fines and likely be serving so jail time. Maybe she will go to Danbury in CT. I just finished listening to Orange is The New Black on audio book and it was really interesting. Someone should get her a copy. Meanwhile we are five minutes in and she has already referred to “Eddie’s Betrayl” ten times, some were even unnecessary Frankenbites. Meanwhile, Renee is talking to a new friend, Nicole about Alicia.
Oh, it’s time for a dinner. Alicia wants to talk about the wire tap. And Eddie’s betrayal. Big Ang and Drita seem to think Renee was somehow shady about the situation. I don’t get that. If I have a guy friend who is cheating on his wife that I don’t even know, it’s not my job to assume she doesn’t know and tell her.
Big Ang’s son has knocked up his girlfriend. Big Ang is thrilled. She has not told her son she wants a baby with her man. lololol Continue reading