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.

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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!

Pair Sues VH1 Claiming ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Was Their Idea

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Two producers are suing the folks behind VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” claiming the reality show was based on an idea they pitched several years ago.

According to TMZTrisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the lawsuit against Viacom’s VH1 and MTV, claiming they pitched the idea in 2009, and thought they had a deal to make their show, called “Hip Hop Wives.”

According to the lawsuit, the show was supposed to star current and former flames ofDMXSwizz BeatzIrv Gotti and Jim Jones, but VH1 execs cooled on the idea, saying they didn’t want a show that would compete with its other reality series, “Basketball Wives.”

The Lums say that in fact, VH1 used “Hip Hop Wives” as the template for “Love & Hip Hop.”
They are suing for copyright infringement and seek an eight-figure judgment.

Pregnant Evelyn Lozada Reveals She’s Having a Boy


Evelyn Lozada announced today that she and her Los Angeles Dodgers fiancé Carl Crawford are expecting a baby boy.

“Surprisingly, I found out when I had my first trimester screening,” she told People. “I was about 13 weeks when they told me the sex. I was honestly praying for a boy. I have wanted to have a son for years.”

The “Basketball Wives” star has a 20-year-old daughter Shaniece from a previous relationship. She was by her mom’s side when the baby’s gender was revealed.

“We were both so happy. There are all girls on my side, so this will be our first boy. My family is over the moon,” Lozada, who is due in March, told the magazine. “Every time I go to the doctor, I have them check to make sure it’s a boy. I’m still in disbelief!”

Tami Roman Opens on Losing Her Mom: ‘If Only She Were Still Here’

Tami Roman & MotherBasketball Wives” star Tami Roman opens up about having to watch her mother’s health deteriorate as she filmed the last season of the show.

Losing a parent is extremely devastating, especially with the world watching. Although Tami could’ve pulled back from the show during this time, she felt that this is part of her story that needs to be shared.

“We all put our hearts and souls into the show and opening our lives up for all the world to see, no matter how difficult it may be,” Tami wrote in her blog. “For me in particular, watching this season is bitter sweet, as so many facets of my life have changed. My mother is no longer here and someone I called family is no longer a part of my life.”

From the season 5 premiere, fans of the show can already see that Tami is starting this round of “Basketball Wives” on a rather stressful note.

“To see my mother on screen and taking her medical journey with her was very difficult for me. At times I hurt, times I cried and there were times that I was angry with her for getting sick,” Tami shared. “It was truly an emotional roller coaster for me that I would give anything to ride now…if only she were still here.”

While Tami really misses her mother, she was able to pull a valuable life lesson from the painful experience.

“The passing of my mother has taught me that things are ever changing whether you want them to or not. There are times when people will depart from your life by choice or by force and I have begun to accept that thought in most areas of my life.

She added, “I have tried to stop fighting change and simply find the lesson I was supposed to learn.”

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