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'Basketball' Wife:

Gimme $20K an Episode

or I'm Out!

3/14/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada is giving show producers an ultimatum -- either pay her $20,000 an episode ... or she's gone for good.

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As we previously reported, Lozada has already threatened to leave the show -- after, we're told. she became upset because she believes the producers of the show leaked sensitive information about her to another cast member in hopes of inciting a violent confrontation between the two women.

Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Lozada and the other girls currently pull in around $7,500 an episode -- which means Lozada's latest demand would mean a SERIOUS raise.

No word yet on the show's next move.

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136.

babydoll    

First of all the show should be called ex-basketball wives.
They never did anything constructive. These cows don't even go to church. Evelyn I hope you obtain a vocabulary.
What example areyou setting for your daughter. You can sleep with anyone you like but when its on national television you make it everyones business.What does Chads mother think of your behavior. Nothing you do is worth 20K. You and Jen better get real jobs. Lip gloss line be serious.

1267 days ago
137.

Gwen    

Evelyn mouth is so bad with the B word and thinks shes so bad. She hasnt met the right B yet. If she wants to go than B Gone.

1267 days ago
138.

babydoll    

Please cancell this garbage. Rupaul dragrace has prettier women that are really men. Is Evelyn on crack, why would you date a manwho changed his last name to a number, pretty is as pretty does. Shaunie is the @#$ starter not Royce, her ans Tammie are the only real ones. I like Royce cause she tell you whats on her mind. Shaunie you do not need the money so you exploit your so called friends. Jennifer what you gonna do when Evelyn moves to cin cin get a life. you should change your name to hemmoroid cause you are so far up evelyns ass. You en=ven thoughtshe was nasty, your nose was turned up the whole time she was telling you about her whore run. Remember karma is a @##$.

1267 days ago
139.

William     

Tell that buttaface bitch to kick rocks. She thinks she's a star now? LOL. I don't blame her for trying to get paid, but if i was the producer I'd say hell no. The public aint gonna miss you, bitch.

1266 days ago
140.

E. Mayer    

Leave the show and do what? Hoe full time (lol).

1266 days ago
141.

That's Right    

GIVE HER PIMP A PERCENTAGE-REAL WOMAN EARN ALL OF IT

I find it hysterical these females on Basketball Wives (lol) constantly saying they are real woman, well they are far from being a real woman and classy ladies. First and foremost they are not wives; a true wife can keep the marriage and herself strong, while caring for the children and supportive of friends. Let me break it down to you females “A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape... but a real woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape. A strong woman isn't afraid of anything of Strength, but a real woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a real woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future. A real woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman walks sure footedly, but A real woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls. A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face, but a real woman of strength wears grace. A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey, but a real woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong. A real woman of color is proud of herself. She respects herself and others. She is aware of who she is. She neither seeks definition from the person she is with, nor does she expect them to read her mind. She is quite capable of articulating her needs. A real woman is hopeful. She is strong enough to make all her dreams come true. She knows love, therefore she gives love. She recognizes that her love has great value and must be reciprocated. If her love is taken for granted, it soon disappears. A real woman has a dash of inspiration, a dabble of endurance. She knows that she will, at times, have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them. A real woman knows her past, understands her present and moves toward the future. A real woman knows God. She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will just be played. A real woman does not live in fear of the future because of her past. Instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons, meant to bring her closer to self respect, knowledge and unconditional self love. Now that this real woman has broken down the definition of a real woman for you “stand up and be a real woman” stop disrespecting yourself and others with the foul langauge and nude photos. Stop trying to imitate those low self esteem women like Kim K. You come from queen's and kings not lower class.

1266 days ago
142.

Fati    

Let her go. She will not be missed.

1265 days ago
143.

Debra    

Let her go cause she think she's a bully!!! N all she got is a lot of teeth and mouth... Bye b???? Ain't that ur favorite word...

1265 days ago
144.

Lisa     

When has everybody's business become anybody's business? The women on this show should not have to be given negative comments simply because they have choosen to air dirty laundry. We all have some guilty pleasure for other folks faults, for example if they all were just church going, cookie baking and susie homemakers admit it most of you wouldn't watch. The fact of the matter is none of us are forced to watch the show but those of us who do, some of us watch just for the criticism. I am very certain if we were to ask your friends and relatives about most of you, there would be a lot of negative feedback. If you are not without your own faults don't attempt to throw the stone.

1265 days ago
145.

MICHAEL    

She is just another nobody who got lucky and now she is really showing her tale. She is a money hungry TRICK who needs to shut up!!!

1265 days ago
146.

That's Right    


No one is perfect or a saint, you're right. Every sinner has a future and every saint has a past. Many real women don't parade their sins around for our younger generation of ladies to embrace. We all have skeletons in our closet, but most of us learn from our past, and stearing others from our mistakes, real woman won’t try and profit from bad behavior. Those without sin cast the first stone! I'm not throwing stones and I’m no saint, but I will speak words of wisdom and my opinion. I will not watch future shows, as a woman of color it's disrespectful and embarrassing to have my sister’s conduct themselves in this manner. They are not teens! Their old enough to know better "ditto on real housewives". It’s sending out the wrong message for young ladies. With the increase of drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy, abortions and domestic abuse I will speak my mind when it's being aired as entertainment. If parents were watching these so called reality shows with their children "and they're not" and discussing/ teaching the pros & cons of embracing a greedy sluty attention seeking low self esteem life style, it wouldn't be so harmful. Many of our young ladies do not have proper guidance or have someone to give them good advice. Teens on school buses calling each other B^%#@ and worse, while fighting over material items etc.

Where do you think our young folks are getting all the mess from "some from their parents" but most from TV. Most parents are not aware what their children are watching on TV and the internet. I'M NOT JUDGING THESE FEMALES BUT I WILL SAY TO THEM "DON'T PUT A DOLLAR AMOUNT ON YOUR HAPPINESS & MORALS" please consider the message you are sending out, as women of color you are feeding the fuel for stereotyping. Money and being promiscuous is not the road to happiness....PUBLIC NOTICE.....ALL WOMEN OF COLOR DON'T ACT IN THIS MANNER. Young ladies black, white, yellow and brown.......if you put such small value on yourself don't expect anyone else to raise the price "KNOW YOUR WORTH AND DEMAND RESPECT" I won't apologise for caring about or will I remain silent regarding our young adults, as long as money is being made do you think they care about the message they're sending to ALL young ladies?

If the basketball wives continue to advertise to our young ladies they are real women, then I can only hope they start acting like it........That's all I have to say...Good bye!

1265 days ago
147.

That's Right    

SORRY IT’S MY PROGATIVE TO COMMENT AGAIN. IF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND CRICTISIM ARE TOO HARSH AND PAINFUL FOR VIEWERS AND THESE FEMALES ON THE SHOW THEY ALL HAVE OPTIONS AND CHOICES.
1) HAVE A CONTRACT STATING ALL BLOGS MUST CEASE TO EXSIST
2) HAVE A CONTRACT STATING ONLY POSITIVE COMMENTS WILL POST
3) DON’T AIR THE DIRTY LAUNDRY FOR THE WORLD TO COMMENT ON
4) PROCEED WITH THE PROMISCUOUS ACTIVITY AND THE FOUL LANGUAGE WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE OFF
5) LEAVE THE SHOW
6) IGNORE IT AND BE TRUE TO SELF
7) VIEWERS: DON'T READ THE COMMENTS.....(i'm tuning off and no further statements on this blog)
ETC. ETC. ETC ETC.

1&2 IS OUR Constitution “FREE SPEECH, to express or publish one's opinions or those of others”

3, 4, 5 &6 IS THE CAST DECISION
As mama use to say “If they can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen” But it’s possible the cast may enjoy the criticism and the attention, because the wives knew they would receive some bad with the good comments when filming certain scenes. Reading the public comments may actually help them grow into the women they desire to become “whatever that may be”.

I as well had to grow and still learning from others views.
NOW I'M DONE

1264 days ago
148.

jane    

Evelyn needs to leave maybe Jen will stop being her puppet. I stopped watching it because Evelyn and Jen works me nerves.

1264 days ago
149.

fstblk    

MY UNCLE SAID SHE SUCKED ALL THE CHROME OFF HIS HARLEY ON A TURN OFF THE JERSEY TURNPIKE.SO,NOW WE KNOW WHAT HER TRUE TALENT IS!!!!

1264 days ago
150.

Tonya    

I think she's interestn. However, if she recieves 20 thousand dollars an episode, so should the others. Unless you want a BIG catfight! which would probally raise the ratings of the show.

1263 days ago
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