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'Basketball Wives'

Adding Two Controversial

New Cast Members

11/28/2011 2:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The producers of "Basketball Wives" are upping the drama level big time for season 4 -- adding two new cast members ... one of which was arrested earlier this year for allegedly trying to stab her husband!

Sources close to the show tell TMZ ... Kenya Bell (right) will be joining the show this coming season. We're told during filming so far ... Kenya has already assumed the role of villain and gotten into a few fights with the girls.

Bell is a former Miss Michigan USA who was arrested for allegedly trying to stab her husband, Charlie Bell, with a box cutter.

The other new cast member, we're told, is Kesha Ni’cole Nichols. She was set to marry Richard Jefferson back in 2009, but he bailed on the $2 million wedding the night ... telling her via email.

According to our sources, Nichols talks openly about the wedding on the show and has thus far been well-liked by the rest of the cast.


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"Assumed the role of the villan"... Can some attorney please sue EVERY so-called "reality" tv show's producers, so we can shut this crap down already? These shows are defrauding the american public by portraying themselves as "reality" when they're 100% scripted. Also, VH1 needs to have a bomb dropped on it's studios & HQ; they're crappy fake "reality" tv, 24/7/365.

1060 days ago


boonch mty bals

1060 days ago


That's just trash TV for the lowest common denominator.

1060 days ago

Jeff Portlance    

So far all these "Basketball wives" are nobodies. Who the hell is Charlie Bell? LOL Lets see a real star basketball star wife. This seems to just be a desperation show...

1060 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Well, now. Stories like these make me so happy that I don't have cable anymore.

1060 days ago


LOL....What happened to America? Who are all these people? what are they famous for?....I have lost respect for America Media, Television Cables. THIS IS REALLY ANOTHER EPIC FAIL.

1060 days ago


How do you "stab" someone with a box cutter?

1060 days ago


Why isnt' this show called BASKETBALL: jumpoffs & hookups...are any of these women married...SHEESH

1060 days ago


How are you a basketball wife if you're not currently married to an NBA player? I don't get it.

1060 days ago


None of these girls are married to NBA players, therefore the show should be called "Basketball Hangers on"!

1060 days ago


This stuff is garbage. Why do we continue to promote these self absorbed, obnoxious people in the name of entertainment? Watching these "reality stars" and their pathetic attempts to be fabulous and interesting is just depressing.

1060 days ago

William Howard    

The media has an obligation to stretch the truth. Seems that all of you are Media puppets, you believe anything they say. Kenya Bell hasn,t gotten into a fight with any of the girls, she also never stabbed her husband. Most dont know that Kenya's husband ran out on her and the children to hang out with his friends, get drunk and sleep with other women. He admitted to these things in court and said Kenya was a great mom. Listen dummies don't you think if she had stabbed him she would be locked up for attempted murder? Now the person that called Kenya a project hoe I promise you they work at Mc Donalds and weigh over 300 lbs. Listen you idiot, Kenya has a masters degree so dont speak before your informed. Do you even have a high school diploma?

1060 days ago


VH1 sure knows how to make money off the stereotypical black person, like Tyler Perry does.

1060 days ago

some guy    

Who cares?

1060 days ago


The two women pictured on this are ugly as hell, but in their mind they are top notch pretty and fabulous, delusional psychos. What kind of brainless miserable person watches this show? Oh, black women who need tips to snag an afalete.

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