Tamia on ‘Basketball Wives: ‘It’s Just Not Something that We’re Into’

TamiaAs a wife and entertainer, Tamia has successfully managed to balance making music for her fans and keeping her marriage alive and well.

For the fans, that means a follow-up to 2012’s “Beautiful Surprise” with her forthcoming album “Love Life.” Featuring the likes of Pop & Oak, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart on the production boards, “Love Life” marks a new chapter for Tamia, who aligned with Def Jam for the album after releasing “Beautiful Surprise” independently.

Chatting with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club on Thursday (May 7), Tamia opened up about “Love Life” as well as how she and husband Grant Hill met and keep the passion in their marriage going. In addition, the singer confessed that she’s celebrating her 40th birthday Saturday (May 9) with plans to relax and soak up the sun on a beach that’s far away from her Florida residence.

Other points of interest included Tamia weighing in on “Basketball Wives” and reality TV as well as living with multiple sclerosis. Scroll below for the highlights of Tamia’s interview with The Breakfast Club, via TheYBF.com:

On “Basketball Wives”:
“It’s their reality. I think everyone has things that could do well on television that’s kind of salacious enough.” Charlamagne asked, “Have you ever been approached to do the show?” She responds, “Yea absolutely. It’s just not something that we’re into.”

On being married to Grant Hill:
“Our home life is very calm and quiet. We travel a lot so when we get home we like to relax.”

On how they keep their marriage spicy:
“I think communication. Guys find love through their eyes and we find love through our ears, so you have to talk tome a little bit and I have to show you something.”

On how she copes with MS:
“No, I don’t smoke weed. See like Montel [Williams] he has pain so I think the weed is good for the pain. I don’t have any pain. I do a lot of homeopathic things. We do different types of therapy. I’ve been good since 2003.”

On her upcoming album:
“There are a lot of love songs. It’s kind of a happy album. It’s not as deep and dark as some of my other albums. It’s kind of in a better place.”

To see Tamia’s entire interview with The Breakfast Club, check out the video below:

To listen to Tamia’s new song “Stuck with Me,” click on the audio below:


Evelyn Lozada Loves her Post-Baby Curves


Evelyn Lozada says she’s loving her new fuller frame since giving BIRTH to her second child in March.

Although, the former “Basketball Wives” star shed 55 pounds FOLLOWING the delivery, she says her BODY has changed. Yet, she’s embraced her new figure.

“I kept reminding myself that I just had a baby and went through a beautiful experience and this is what matters the most. When I had [my 21-year-old daughter] Shaniece, I was a teenager and I bounced back within 24 hours, but as you get older, your body changes and I didn’t bounce back as fast,” she told ABC News. “I’m very satisfied with my appearance now! I’m a bit more curvier and I love it.”

A few months after Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford put a ring on it, they welcomed their son, Carl Leo, in March. The New York native said her daughter helped her a great deal after the birth.

“Shaniece was and still is super positive,” Lozada said. “She would actually take the role of big sister and do the night shift sometimes when I wanted to go work out. She was my lifesaver.”

The mother and daughter, whose close BOND was often shown on “Basketball Wives,” are also the faces of youthH20’s new campaign. The campaign aims to empower women and make them feel comfortable in their skin.

“We only speak in a positive manner when it comes to our appearance and I’m her biggest cheerleader,” Lozada said. “I make certain to RECOGNIZE her when she excels and I support her on all of her projects. As a mom, it’s important to encourage your child, this helps them to build confidence and we hope to help so many women do the same.”


Antoine Walker Recalls How Evelyn Lozada Left Him After He Went Broke

Antoine Walker and evelyn lozadaAntoine Walker is taking steps to make sure no one repeats the same mistakes he did made.

In an interview on the “Russ Parr Morning Show to promote his new documentary “Gone In An Instant,” the NBA star weighed in on how he felt when his ex-fiance Evelyn Lozada left him when he was at his lowest point. Considering he supported Lozada, who was happy with him when he had money, Walker feels the reality TV star should’ve been more sympathetic towards him.

“My thing with Evelyn is she reaped a lot of benefits of my wealth. And when it got tight, she chose to go a different direction. So that’s the problem that I have with Evelyn. That’s more personal…,” the athlete said. “I dated Evelyn for 10 years. In 1999, I signed my ninth deal in 1999. So she got to reap the full benefits of the whole process. She played her part.

“You think someone will have your back and that’s my whole thing,” continued Walker. “Evelyn went on with her reality show and we all know all her relationships she’s been in since me. It hasn’t been about let me make sure Antoine is okay. So that’s a big difference. That’s why I have a problem with Evelyn. It’s more personal. It’s tough when you take care of some people and you make sure that they’re good, their family, their daughters and then they just go left field. We got engaged in 2007. We broke up for a minute so that’s what delayed the marriage, and towards the end, she left when things hit the fan.”

“Gone In An Instant chronicles Walker’s rise and fall as a player in the NBA. The new film is part of Walker’s overall effort of making sure what happened to him doesn’t happen to the next person.

Despite making millions as one of the hottest players in the NBA, Walker made headlines for spending a lot of his fortune away. The situation is captured on the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Broke.”

During his appearance on the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” Walker stated that he hopes to help other NBA players from making the same mistakes he did:

“I wanted to be one of the ones to step in front of my story and tell of how I ended up losing my wealth and make it a positive thing. I think sometimes everybody looks at it as a negative thing, but I want to make it a positive thing and one, let people know how I lost my wealth, but also educate the new guys coming into the league and make sure they don’t make the mistakes that I made,” he said.

Walker’s comments about Lozada apparently did not go unnoticed as the former “Basketball Wives” star took to Twitter to express how she really felt.

“I don’t talk about you, why talk about me?! Move on. It’s been 5 years!, she tweeted He was still playing in the league when I chalked up the deuces and before he filed bankruptcy, so please quit with the lies.” Lozada went on to share her reason for leaving the baller in the end. “He got left because he was cheating.”

For Antoine Walker’s full interview on the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” check out the video below. The athlete’s comments about Lozada begin at the 6:00 mark.

Winner of Ochocino’s Reality Show Accused of Stabbing Boyfriend


An aspiring singer who had 15 minutes of fame after winning on Chad Johnson’s 2010 dating reality show has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing her boyfriend.

Rubi Pazmino, 32, was chosen by Johnson in VH1’s “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch,” which helped the ex NFL receiver, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, find love.

ultimate catch chad rubi

Their so-called romance didn’t take and Chad famously moved on to Evelyn Lozada of VH1’s “Basketball Wives.”

Pazmino is now back in the news after she was arrested for allegedly attacking her current boyfriend with a kitchen knife on May 25 at their home in Chicago. She was charged with domestic battery and later released on bail, according to TMZ. The injured man was hospitalized in critical condition with a knife wound to the chest.

Chad commented to TMZ: “She was a doll during our times together. I love her and wish her the best in these rough times.”

Civil Rights Group Targets Bravo Over ‘RHOA’ Fight


Civil rights group ColorOfChange has a bone to pick with Bravo over its African-American centered programs in the wake of Sunday’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion, which saw Kenya Moore attacked by Porsha Williams.

“After weeks of promoting the RHOA reunion altercation, on Sunday executive producer Andy Cohen finally condemned the violent behavior of cast members — completely ignoring the staged hostile environment that provoked the altercation and the troubling pattern of violent, stereotypical portrayals of Black people across many of Bravo’s Black reality franchises,” reads the statement, obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter.

“We’ve been in contact with NBCUniversal last week verbally and shared concerns in writing — specifically about this Real Housewives of Atlanta confrontation that was coming up,” Arisha Hatch, campaign director at ColorOfChange, tells THR.

The group would like to see Bravo enact policies similar to what VH1 has in place for “Basketball Wives.” In 2012, the network and producers enacted a no excessive physical confrontations policy for the series’ LA and Miami franchises.

Hatch says ColorOfChange is not calling for the cancellation of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” as the show — violence aside — does contain positive images of African-American women and families.

Read the full statement from ColorOfChange below.

From the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion to the second season of Married to Medicine, the physical violence displayed during Bravo’s Sunday primetime lineup was deeply alarming. After weeks of promoting the RHOA reunion altercation, on Sunday executive producer Andy Cohen finally condemned the violent behavior of cast members — completely ignoring the staged hostile environment that provoked the altercation and the troubling pattern of violent, stereotypical portrayals of Black people across many of Bravo’s Black reality franchises.

Research shows that dehumanizing portrayals of Black people on television lead to real-world consequences for Black folks — influencing how we are treated by doctors, judges, teachers and lawmakers. No matter how entertaining, this should be the last fight between Black women that Bravo profits from.

Tami Roman on Eric Williams’ Homelessness: ‘Clearly God Doesn’t Like Ugly’


Tami Roman of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” has weighed in on the financial downfall of her former co-star and ex NBA player Eric Williams.

The athlete, who played in the league for 12 seasons, says he’s homeless and in dire financial straits after running through his NBA fortune.

Roman told TMZ that she understands his homeless situation “because I have been there, but clearly God doesn’t like ugly.”

On the show, Eric famously threw a drink in the face of his ex-wife and former cast member Jennifer Williams. [See below.]

Tami adds, “Meanwhile, my girl Jen is being a beauty enjoying her new life and loving her new life.”

Tami Roman’s Diabetic Health Scare; Released from Hospital

tami romanBeing a celebrity can be super stressful and sometimes the busy schedule catches up to them.

Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman is no exception to this!

The reality star fainted after becoming consumed with her work and traveling.

But she ensured everyone she was fine!

“You know I hate hospitals, but I’m here. Sneaking on this phone to let everyone know that I’m okay and thank you all for the well wishes. Be home soon,” Tami tweeted. “Thank you to all family & friends for the get well wishes, prayers and flowers. I’ll be home soon.”

A representative provided a clearer explanation as to what happened.

“Tami is rehabilitating at a private hospital in Houston and is expected to make a full recovery,” her rep said in a statement. “Tami is currently filming two TV shows, traveling back and forth between Houston & Los Angeles so her body became overwhelmed.”

Roman’s emergency was diabetic and  dehydration related. Her daughter found her passed out and phoned 911 on Wednesday.

But Roman recovered and home soon she went.

Roman was released from the hospital Thursday morning after doctors determined she was fine.

But although she’s the star of “Basketball Wives” don’t blame the show for her body becoming overwhelmed.

She is starring on her own spin off, “The Roman Empire” and has a featured role on Halle Berry‘s upcoming drama about an astronaut re-adjusting to life on Earth in “Extant.”

Yep, Roman is one busy bee!

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