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Evelyn Lozada

'Basketball Wives' Made Her

An Offer She Couldn't Refuse

11/27/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Evelyn Lozada was all set to leave "Basketball Wives" and not return for the show's fourth season -- until the show offered her a deal she just couldn't turn down ... which, TMZ has learned, includes her own spin-off show.

As TMZ previously reported, Evelyn had made up her mind that she was done with the show for good after VH1 posted a blog insinuating she cheated on her husband, NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

Once Evelyn let producers know she was out, that's when we're told they really made a push to keep her.

According to our sources, her new arrangement with the show has her shooting about half as often (but with a raise) and that she can work around her daughter's school schedule. We're also told Evelyn has made it clear ... she will not miss any of Chad's games.

But according to our sources, the final carrot that sealed the deal ... was that VH1 promised to spin off Evelyn and Chad into their own show. We're told that show would document the months leading up to their wedding ... but so far no deal to shoot the wedding has been made.

Calls to VH1 were not returned.


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Another Boring Love Story....

1063 days ago


A show, for another hoe!!!

1063 days ago

The Real JJ    

Chad is awful this season. He might as well go and do a show because he worthless on the football field.

1063 days ago


Doubt if I will watch the show this season. I'm tired of these pointless reality shows which is why I'm BOYCOTTING THE K'S SHOW on E tomorrow.

Evelyn and Chad are not married and I doubt if they will ever get married so I don't see a spin off in their future and really don't care. Another fake engagement.

1063 days ago


Enough of shows that star all black people. The are all ignorant bastards.

1063 days ago


According to your article, Evelyn and Chad are now married. Is that a fact, or typical tabloid reporting? As far as we (i.e., the public) know, she's still a ho-in-waiting. He's NEVER going to marry her, so stop trivializing marriage by labeling them as "married" when they're not, nor will they ever be married.

1063 days ago


Is anyone surprised that VH1 just had to dangle a dollar in front of her face to get her to compromise her principles? "I'm angry at VH1! But more money should do the trick."
She's a Kim K in the making. But not as hot.

1063 days ago


i'd rather watch vomit take a crap than any tv show with the word, "housewife" in the title!

1063 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

She deserved more money but as a fan I'm not happy to hear she'll be taping less. Tami already tapes very little and they are the reason I watch the show. Who's gonna take up the slack? They should try to get Laura Govan since she moved back to the area with that man that kicks her out every other week. Now that the lockout is over he'll probably be dumping her again soon.

1063 days ago


Ughhhhhh the ****roach is back! This woman has one of the meanest spirits on television.

1063 days ago

Joan K    

Please stop already with these NO talent dum azz reality shows and get some real talent back on TV. I hope the new show tonight with the Kartrashians is a flop and the few air heads that will watch won't make a difference when it comes to ratings. Anybody with even half a brain in their heads won't give these shows the time of day, there are a few though.

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1063 days ago


Good. This is still a great show to watch, and she's key to it being so much fun to watch. Evelyn & Tammy are the show & the other women are good as well.

1063 days ago


Did Chad n Ev get married?? C'mon TMZ! We count on TMZ to get the story straight or run a TMZ retraction. If they did then you guys FAILED. Cuz you didn't report it... since you are reporting on them. Anywho... like the other commenter, her daughter is in college in Cali right?? Going to that school that just SPANKED UCLA last night! OH!

1063 days ago


No one want to watch Evelyn lovin on Chad.
If she's not fighting, calling some girl a b!tch or a nonmother****in factor then NO ONE WANTS TO SEE HER!
period. VH1 is trying to hard to keep her. Find another Evelyn....there's plenty.

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