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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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Wow 2 more idiot women. So sad how pathetic this show is. You have to be trash to watch any of this crap.

997 days ago

I am Spartacus    

How do you have a show called Basketball wives when none of the women are currently married to pro basketball players? They're all ex-wives or hook ups or jump offs.

They should just call it what it really is, Ghetto Bitche*****ing on one another.

997 days ago


Why is this show called "Basketball Wives"? Don't you have to married to be a wife? Aren't the majority of these women just baby mamas?

997 days ago


basketball wives is a very good show. sometimes it makes u wonder. everything is not all what it seem, money is not everything. when u spending it all alone

996 days ago

William Howard    

Come party in Detroit with Kenya Bell at the Ambiance lounge in downtown Detroit Dec 22nd, Thursday. Meet the Mid wests first Basketball wife. With WJLB fm 98 and 92.3 FM

984 days ago
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