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Evelyn Lozada Doubles Salary on 'Basketball Wives'

4/5/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Evelyn Lozada got a HUGE raise before she struck a deal with VH1 to stay on board for Season 3 of “Basketball Wives” -- in fact, we're told she more than DOUBLED her old salary.

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Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Evelyn didn't get the $20k per episode she demanded ... but we're told she's "very happy" with the counter-offer.

But Evelyn didn't just get a pay bump -- we're told Producers also APOLOGIZED to Lozada for the way she was portrayed in the Season 2 finale ... a huge reason why Evelyn was hesitant to re-sign with the network.

We're told Lozada -- who threatened to leave the show after she felt the producers backstabbed her -- is happy with the new deal ... and shooting is already underway.


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31.

trish    

Who finds these 'ho's? She is straight up nasty, mean, and vulgar. Good example she sets for her daughter. Bet she is really proud of Mama!!

1206 days ago
32.

JustB    

SHAME ON YOU VH1. She is just a mean skanky ho; she is not even a housewife. Last season portrayed her as she really is a bitter, ulgy, backstabbing, jealous, controlling b*tch. The show is boring anyways -- it's called basketball wifes. None of them are wifes! (Ex-wifes don't count) Only Jennifer (horse face) WAS. It should be call the Basketball Ex-wifes/Girlfriends Bitter Club. Just go away!

1206 days ago
33.

jodi    

she is puerto rican and black,, she is not full bred puerto rican....

1206 days ago
34.

Reagan    

@Sylvia

She is NOT Puerto Rican & African American. She's just Puerto Rican as she has stated many times. She's obviously a black Latina. Angel had it right, she's a black woman & she is also Latina.

1206 days ago
35.

Dee    

Shes a black Puerto Rican you idiot and black women's hair come in all shades not just black. You can tell from her skin tone that she is capable of having naturally blonde hair....

1206 days ago
36.

Sinny    

Black women with blond hair? Interesting.

She is beautiful, but desperate to be white, and why?

I guess I will go get a "Jerry-curl", or "Jheri-curl".


rofl

Posted at 3:16 AM on Apr 5, 2011 by Angel
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Angel, first off, she's Latina, she's mixed with Puerto Rican, and Africa American, and since when was there a rule again who can dye their hair what color, and what styles they can wear? Saying that is like saying white women want to be black because they are CONSTANTLY getting surgery on their lips to make them full like AAs, and is always either getting spray on tans, and or tanning at salons trying to achieve that golden brown beautiful color like AAs. How about you get a JERK-curl, because that's exactly what you sound like! #POW

1206 days ago
37.

Telly    

Chad would be crazy to marry this bitch. All she did was screw on season 2. But then again they are two of a kind.

1206 days ago
38.

mickey    

She is first and foremost a whore . She thinks she has class and is better than everyone else what a joke!!! She has a filthy mouth. And while she looks good she is skanky she has slept with alot of men and why does she try to be white?? seriously this show is so dumb. Its bunch of EX WIVES SHE IS AN EX FIANCE!!!!!!!!!!! and she is engaged to a football dude???Im mean wtf . Scotty pippin and his wife should leave the show asap. They have too much class and are a decent family and should distance themsevles from the trash of this show asap. im sure once ocho whatever his name is has banged that stretched out coohie enough times he is gonna dump her good luck hooker ur gonna need it looks dont last forever.

1206 days ago
39.

Superman    

Another dumbass misnomer show!!! She isn't married to a basketball player and never was married to a basketball player!

1206 days ago
40.

maria    

I dont know why they are paying her at all. All she does is find a man with lots of money, and sleeps with them the first time she meets them. She is a big hoe!!!

1206 days ago
41.

SimplyV    

Wow is all I can say to some of the comments I've read. SMH..... I'm not a fan of Evelyn, due to the fact that she takes it too far at times. However, I don't see a reason to hate on her and/or call her out of her name because of it. I'm sure plenty of you have had a one night stand. Oh wait they're still together, so it wasn't a one nighter. SSMH. Some people need to get a life, look at themselves in the mirror, and clean out their closet before they go judging someone else.

Now as far as Evelyn and the show! I think Evelyn is a big part of the show, and she does keep the ratings high. She is a very pretty lady and she always has her attire game on point. I think VH1 bringing her back shows that she's a Mutha F'ing factor and was the best business decision.

She did keep up a lot of controversy which is what a lot of her fans like about her. I like her realness and straightforwardness. Just think that she was out of line at times (showing up places she wasn't invited to). But since she's been with Ochocinco (yes that's the correct spelling of his name children) she has taken it down a notch (hell maybe that's what she needed (to be D down!)).

On the other hand she became popular based on her attitude and aggressiveness, and that's what her fans want to see of her. So Evelyn keep doing you, even if some of us, including me don't always agree with your decisions and/or behavior!

On another note..... Bringing Tami on the show took it up a notch and I think she brought forward a challenge for Evelyn. I know that neither Tami nor Evelyn like the way they are portrayed at times (at least I would hope so) but they are two individuals that speak their mind and everyone else can either respect it or kick rocks! I hope to see Tami on BBW season 3, and if she is come on Evelyn girl you have to maintain the spot light, don't let my girl "still ur show"! Lolz jk #SimplyV

1206 days ago
42.

Barb    

The world can rest easy tonight.

1206 days ago
43.

Marinemom    

YEP....FOLKS ARE GONNA GET THEIR PANTIES ALL BUNCHED UP OVER THIS, BUT THE TRUTH IS....IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE THE HELL OUTA ME HOW MANY BLACK CHICKS REALLY TRULY BELIEVE THEIR S--T DON'T STINK LIKE THE REST OF US!!!! COME ON FOLKS...GET OVER YOUR FRIGGIN SELVES. YOU MAKE MY STOMACH TURN.

1206 days ago
44.

chamazez scott    

** i luv her i am soo so gld so see her bak on thee show but i tell u one thing i dnt like royce,tami i luve thee rest and it is not evelyn fault that she slept with tami husband if a man do were there ring how u supposed to know their married.**

1206 days ago
45.

patti    

Of course she is back, because she is the most disliked, and the show needs her drama for ratings. Personally I think she looks like a drag queen,who always has a hateful,tough expression on her/his face.Just hoping season 3 is full of all of her enemies and real secrets are exposed~~a good b-slap would also be nice.

1206 days ago
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