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'Basketball Wives'

3 Girls AXED from Show

6/14/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dwight Howard
can finally relax -- because his baby mama Royce Reed (left) just got her ass axed from "Basketball Wives" ... along with two other stars on the show.

Sources connected with production tell TMZ, Jennifer Williams (right) and Kesha Nichols (center) also got the chop -- and will be replaced next season. It's unclear who's in line to take their spots.

According to sources, producers will be giving the girls their walking papers any day now to drop what they called "dead weight" from the show.

We're told Royce was cut because she wasn't legally allowed to talk about Dwight due to a 2009 gag order, blocking her from discussing her ex in any way. The other girls on the show had also decided to ostracize her, so Royce couldn't shoot scenes with the rest of the cast.

As for the others -- producers think Jennifer's too big a liability after suing Nia Crooks for slapping her on the show. And Kesha was just too boring.

A rep for VH1 tells TMZ, “We don't comment on casting until everything is final. Thanks for checking in.”

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Axe them all.

Boring show if you axe me.

864 days ago


What will it take just to axe the show all together.

864 days ago


This story would devastate me if I gave a damn.

864 days ago


Obviously they need to keep on cutting. The gig is up.

864 days ago


I say if you wanna axe them, do it for real. CUT THEIR HEADS OFF WITH AN AXE. They are a cancer on society. They are worthless human beings who contribute NOTHING to society. Shoot them, cut them, stone them to death, I don't care. I hate women like them. Their lives mean nothing to me. I can't be more serious than that.

864 days ago


well vh1 and ms.oneal, only kept the thug bullies on the show. i hope jen, gets money from show for being hit, in the face by one of the other ladies. this show should be canceled. ms oneal, has the other ladies bully these three and doesnt do anything to stop the violence. it is encouraged. just cancel the show, its terrible.

864 days ago


They should cut Tammi off! she's such a bully, i stopped watching just because of her. It started to really become a disturbing show instead of entertaining

864 days ago


They should have axed Shaunie, Tami and Evelyn.

I'm not going to watch this show, nothing but a bunch of girls behaving badly, being abusive, violent, bullying. To think that they have children and act so nasty, they don't deserve to be mothers. Their foul mouths, their jealous rages.

They got rid of the three girls that were the ONLY RATIONAL ladies All that remains is the mentally ill irrational mean girls.

Shaunie is behind promoting so much of this classless crap, I hope that the show loses their sponsors and viewers.

Trash, classless trash.

They could have used that show as a platform to make a difference, to showcase themselves in a better light and to reach out to women and empower one another, instead they encourage tearing women down, berating them, abusing them, being violent to them, and when they get jealous of one of the cast, they gang up with this sick mob mentality and bully, all out of jealousy if viewers like a cast member.

This is why they tossed the ONLY THREE RATIONAL MINDED women off of the show. They did not have to stoop to swearing, (well Jen would act like Evelyn at times), but Royce and Kesha, were ladies and voices of reason.

The rest, trash.

Their poor kids and families, how humiliating.

Women in their 40's acting like mentally ill crazed lunatics, ranting, raving, hitting, swearing, acting like hyenas.

Eveyln, Tami and Shaunie think they are all that, they act so conceited, entitled and just down right ABUSIVE They should have their children taken away from them, because if they treat their children even a little as they do the other cast members on that show, they should have their parental rights revoked.

I'm ashamed I ever watch some of the episodes. Never again.

864 days ago


They are NOT Basketball Wives, the show should be renamed to "Dried Up Old Gold-Digging Opportunists Behaving Badly While Having Babies With Ball Players for Child Support Money"

864 days ago


They should cut Tammi off, she's such a bully! i stopped watching this show because of her, it started to become disturbing to watch instead of entertaining!

864 days ago


Shaunie had to film a segment with her pastor, after all that Shaunie promoted on that show, she should have seen an exorcist! Tami, Shaunie and Evelyn are demonic!

864 days ago


I wonder if they "axed" why?

864 days ago


Proof positive that basketball players are morons...to make millions each year and marry total fugly's. It just boggles the mind.

864 days ago


The show has crossed the line and the producers have gone crazy.. Tami and Evelyn were allowed to bully these young ladies and so now is the Network. Please sign the petition for Season 5. http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-basketball-wives-s5-and-bullying

864 days ago


so they axe people for being too boring but not too violent. >_>

864 days ago
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