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'Basketball Wives'

3 Girls AXED from Show

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

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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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76.

miabbw    

here is a realistic view on how ppl view the cast members on this show:

http://antimeangirls.wordpress.com/

799 days ago
77.

miabbw    

here is a realistic view on how ppl view the women on this show:

http://antimeangirls.wordpress.com/

799 days ago
78.

Regina    

I will never watch this show. The three ladies with real sense are axed and the ones who have mental problems are kept. Go figure that! My daughter will never see this show and the sooner it's off the air the better. Such a poor example of how women should never act!!!!

799 days ago
79.

andre`    

I glad they axe all three of them.. The three of them were stupid and ugly. Royce, mouse face need to go sit in a corner and never be heard of again. Keisha is just nothing, and Jennifer is just a complete moron. All three of them was trash.

799 days ago
80.

katbunny    

If it's true and Jennifer has been cut, it will only help her law suit. Not only was she slapped in her face, but the producer and network obviously approved of such deeds whick also caused her to loss her job because of it. Jennifer's attorneys will know how to work it. LOL

799 days ago
81.

katbunny    

If Kesha has been cut, she should sue Tami and the network. Kesha was bullied in the worst way!

799 days ago
82.

Janet    

Shaunie O'Neal takes no responsibility for she is just as much to blames as Evelyn and Tami. She knew and laughed about Nia slapping Jen. Jen and the ladies should move on for I decided after all the lies and fake makeups and more lies that I will not watch this show anylonger

799 days ago
83.

kaykay1    

UMM HELLO! DIDN'T EVELYN SLEEP WITH TAM'S HUSBAND AND PUT IT OUT THERE PUBLICALLY ! NOW THEY BEST FRIENDS REALLY? NOW I SEE WHY THE BALL PLAYERS REPLACED THESE WOMEN AND DO THE PLAYING THAT THEY DO BECAUSE THEY ACT LIKE CLASSLESS GOLD DIGGING WHORES AND THEY PROBABLY WOULD SELL THEIR SOUL FOR THE BIGGEST NICKEL. iTS JUST REALLY TRIFLIN , THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO HAVE CHARTIES REPRESENTING KIDS AND WOMEN AND THEN GET ON TV AND PERPETUATE EVERY NEGATIVE STEREO TYPE ABOUT WOMEN OF COLOR. iF YOU ASK ME SHAUNIE IS PIMPING ALL OF THEM FOR RATINGS AND $ . NO WONDER SHE KEPT THE MENTAL 2 AND LET JEN, ROYCE AND KESHA GO BECAUSE HONESTLY THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES WITH ANY CLASS. i'M JUST SO GLAD WE HAVE BBW'S LIKE MONICA, TAMIA, KESHA COLE, VANESSA BYRANT AND SO ON. i SEE WHY SHAQ , KENNY ANDERSON AND ANTOINE UPGRADED BECAUSE I KNOW IF IM TIRED OF WATCHING THIS MENTAL MESS ON TV I'M SURE THEY WERE GLAD TO MOVE ON. . jEN i'M GLAD YOU SUED THAT CHIC AND KESHA YOU SHOULD HAVE SUED TAMMIE FOR THAT MENTAL IN THE MIND BULLYING SHE DID TO YOU . i "WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS GARBAGE"! These women are greedy i guess they just found a new way of hoe-ing now that their man is gone. ChaD you can do better and whoever is with that dragon tam deserves a metal and some medication to be with that mental case of a woman. Good luck jen, royce , and kesha . you deserve so much better than that trash piece of show

799 days ago
84.

G. Doll    

They should change the name of that show to Basketball Ho's.

799 days ago
85.

mznicc    

I'm having a true problem with this bitch Shaunie.

Basically, she hides behind all of the other bullies and I promise you, I'd be beating her ass if it were me on that show...She tries to act all good and **** but the bitch is just as naughty as her castmates. They are not wives, these bitches are ex-wife HOEs with an attitude and last time I checked, Hoes aren't allowed to have attitudes!!!! LOL, seriously the show is over!!!
GAME OVER WHORES!

799 days ago
86.

PDIDDY    

SHAME ON SHAUNIE, SHE SHOULD HAVE FIRED THE BULLIES!

799 days ago
87.

Mila    

The only reason Kenya wasn't fired is because, she probably going to end up stooping to Evelyn and Tammi's level...and the producers can see that. Jennifer, Keisha and Royce have some class about them. They carry themselves like young ladies...AND NOT LIKE LOW CLASS GHETTO UNEDUCATED TRASH DRESSED UP IN DESIGNER CLOTHING. YOU CAN'T LEARN TO BE CLASSY....YOU EITHER HAVE IT...OR YOU DON'T.....AND THEY HAVE PROVEN...OVER...N OVER...N OVER THAT THEY ABSOLUTELY DO NOT. ALL THE PRETTY CLOTHES IN THE WORLD CAN'T MASK THE SMELL OF GARBAGE.

799 days ago
88.

Mila    

IT ALL ABOUT RATINGS!!!....
What I don't agree with is these girls being eliminated from the show because they don't want to be physicaly assaulted.

Royce distanced herself because of the DRAMA with Evelyn and Tammi acting like BULLIES and threatening, and verbally abusing her and anyone else they felt like it.

Jennifer is gone because she AGAIN was assaulted by that TACK HEAD SO CALLED ASSISTANT..AND by Evelyn...and took action.

and Keisha didn't even have an opportunity to let us her veiwers get a chance to really know her..because YET AGAIN!...that low class, street, ghetto oriented Tammi has been attacking her ever since she came on the show.

Why should the person being victimised and menaced and assaulted be punished. THERES SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE AND THE PRODUCERS AND NETWORK OF THIS SHOW. SHAME!! SHAME!! SHAME!!

799 days ago
89.

Prissygrl12    

This show is trash. They should at least keep Jennifer because she was at least married to a basketball player. So because she's suing someone for assaulting her that grounds for dismissal? That shows you that the show condones the violence. Sad.

799 days ago
90.

Chicquita Hawkins    

I think you were wrong for firing Jennifer. She did the right thing. I will no longer watch the show.

799 days ago
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