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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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91.

SONIAFROMCYPRESSAVEBX    

WELL SO MUCH FOR SHOWING WOMEN IN A POSITIVE LIGHT **JENNIFER WAS ASSAULTED (WOMAN ABUSE) **KESHA WAS BULLIED BY TAMMI AND WHY MUST ROYCE BASH HER THE FATHER OF HER CHILD INSTEAD OF SHOWING HER AS A SINGLE MOTHER TRYING TO WORK IT OUT**YET TAMMI BULLING BEHIND STAYS, EVELNY CAN COME BACK W/OPENED ARMS AND MS. TATTLE TAIL TROUBLE MAKING SUZY STAY**OH AND SO WHAT ROYCE CAN'T TALK ABOUT HOWARD SHAUNIE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT SHAQ**JUST SAYIN

800 days ago
92.

Realistic    

Kesha and Royce should go to Bravo and get a show about dancing. VH1 should be boycotted for that messed up decision.

800 days ago
93.

Keira    

That's ******s for ya!:)

800 days ago
94.

Mr. Real    

Basketball Wives should extract the actual fighters from the show if they really want to take real action regarding all of the drama and violence. Evelyn and Tami should get the boot for not being able to control themselves when angry at their current ages, and Suzi (snitch) should get the boot for tattle tailing on the victims of Tami and Evelyn's rage episodes.

All of a sudden now that the violence of the show has reached its peak, the producers get Tami and Evelyn to go on record saying that they are embarrassed by their behaviors and vow to make changes. Well this is all a front and their not fooling anyone. They will say anything to keep the show on the air and make money. These women were always this way and they are too old now the change their personalities. They knew that their behaviors were unsatisfactory beforehand but they acted uncontrollable anyway.

I hope the rest of the viewers realize that Shaunie's expression of changing things now is a ruse to keep people watching and be skeptical of this show until it is taken off of the air permanently. Shaunie should have made changes to her own behavior during the season when she lost her cool and went after Gloria Govan.

800 days ago
95.

freshoil    

I have never seen so many mess woman Tammy Bull head, Evelyn out of control and other she didnt know who side she wanted to be on

800 days ago
96.

terry    

thats right keep the bullies ( i guess crime does pay

800 days ago
97.

Mallory    

WHATTTTT RIGHT AFTER JENN AND EVELYN MAKEUP !!! THAT SUCKS !!!!

800 days ago
98.

Mr. Real    

Basketball Wives should extract the actual fighters from the show if they really want to take real action regarding all of the drama and violence. Evelyn and Tami should get the boot for not being able to control themselves when angry at their current ages, and Suzi (snitch) should get the boot for tattle tailing on the victims of Tami and Evelyn's rage episodes.

All of a sudden now that the violence of the show has reached its peak, the producers get Tami and Evelyn to go on record saying that they are embarrassed by their behaviors and vow to make changes. Well this is all a front and their not fooling anyone. They will say anything to keep the show on the air and make money. These women were always this way and they are too old now the change their personalities. They knew that their behaviors were unsatisfactory beforehand but they acted uncontrollable anyway.

I hope the rest of the viewers realize that Shaunie's expression of changing things now is a ruse to keep people watching and be skeptical of this show until it is taken off of the air permanently. Shaunie should have made changes to her own behavior during the season when she lost her cool and went after Gloria Govan.

800 days ago
99.

Mr. Real    

Basketball Wives should extract the actual fighters from the show if they really want to take real action regarding all of the drama and violence. Evelyn and Tami should get the boot for not being able to control themselves when angry at their current ages, and Suzi (snitch) should get the boot for tattle tailing on the victims of Tami and Evelyn's rage episodes.

All of a sudden now that the violence of the show has reached its peak, the producers get Tami and Evelyn to go on record saying that they are embarrassed by their behaviors and vow to make changes. Well this is all a front and their not fooling anyone. They will say anything to keep the show on the air and make money. These women were always this way and they are too old now to change their personalities. They knew that their behaviors were unsatisfactory beforehand but they acted uncontrollable anyway.

I hope the rest of the viewers realize that Shaunie's expression of changing things now is a ruse to keep people watching and be skeptical of this show until it is taken off of the air permanently. Shaunie should have made changes to her own behavior during the season when she lost her cool and went after Gloria Govan.

800 days ago
100.

.sweetred    

smooches to Jennifer and Keisha for being ladies, the others are loud and ignorant but of course thats who they will keep the hoodrats and lets not 4get about the white girl the one that starts all the trouble she is such a kiss ass

800 days ago
101.

Shellybean    

So freakin' glad Royce & Keisha were cut. Just face it, that entire show needs to go off of the air!!!

800 days ago
102.

Mila    

PLEASE PEOPLE LETS LEAVE THE CHILDREN OUT OF THIS COMMENTARY...IT'S NOT PROPER TO CALL BABIES NAMES BECAUSE THE PARENTS ARE VOID IN CERTAIN AREAS. CHILDREN REGARDLESS OF THE CRIMES OF THE PARENTS ARE THE INNOCENT ONES. YOU DON'T WANT TO BECOME THE THING THAT YOU DISLIKE THE MOST...

NOW THAT BEING SAID....

SHAUNIE COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE STEPPED UP AND STOPPED THIS BEHAVIOR WITH EVELYN AND TAMMI A VERY LONG TIME AGO. BUT SHE WAS TOO BUSY TRYING TO BE IN THE "CIRCLE" WHATEVER THE HELL THAT MEANS. SHE HAS BEEN PLAYING BOTH SIDES. WHICH IS SOOO HYPOCRITICAL. YOU CHOOSE A SIDE...EITHER YOUR A LEADER/MANAGER...OR...YOUR A PARTICIPANT. ON ONE HAND SHES A PRODUCER AND ON THE OTHER HAND SHES, HEE HEE ING AND GOSSIPING WITH THE FEMALES. I SAY FEMALES BECAUSE ...THEIR NOT WOMEN...AND THEIR DAMN SURE NOT LADIES. SHAUNIE NEVER STEPPED UP...SO THAT TELLS ME THAT SHE LIKED WHAT WAS GOING ON...THEN NOW THAT THINGS HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF HAND...SHE WANTS TO FILM HERSELF GOING TO THE CHURCH TO SPEAK WITH HER PASTOR...AS THOUGH HER HEART IS SO HEAVY BECAUSE OF WHAT HAS COME TO PASS. SHAUNIE NEVER ONCE REALLY INTERVENED WHEN EVELYN AND TAMMI WERE MISTREATING OTHERS OR ASSALTING OTHERS...SHE PRETENDED...SHE SAID A COUPLE OF WORDS...BUT NEVER REALLY TOOK A STAND. BUT WHEN THE **** HIT THE FAN AND JENNIFER FILED OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS WITH THE POLICE AND LAWYERED UP...NOW SHAUNIE AND EVELYN AND TAMMIE...WANNA START WITH THE " WHERE I COME FROM YOU JUST TAKE YOUR HITS...YOU DEAL WITH IT THEN...YOU DON'T GO TO THE POLICE AND FILE CHARGES. WELL I SAY ....GOOD FOR YOU JENNIFER. ...I HOPE YOU DON'T DROP THE CHARGES...I HOPE EVEN THOUGH IT APPEARS TO US THE VIEWERS THAT YOU AND EVELYN MIGHT BE CALLING A TRUCE....KEEP THE LAWYERS ....DON'T DROP THE COMPLAINT...LET THEM TAKE THAT ASSISTANT PERSON WHERE SHE BELONGS...IN A CAGE. BECAUSE SHE HAD ENOUGH TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT SHE WAS DOING...THE TIME IT TOOK HER TO WALK AROUND THAT LONG TABLE...SHE COULD HAVE STOPPED HERSELF FROM COMPLETING THE ACTION...BUT SHE CHOSE TO SHOW OFF INFRONT OF EVERYONE. IF YOU CANT DO THE TIME...DON'T DO THE CRIME. AS FOR TAMMI....KEISHA SHOULD HAVE FILED CHARGES AGAINST TAMMI TOO. TAMMI HAD NO BUSINESS TAKING HER POCKETBOOK..SHE TREATENED HER AND MENACED HER TO A POINT WHERE SHE WAS AFRAID. THAT IN ITSELF IS A CRIME. THEN SHE TOOK HER BAG AND WHEN TAMMI AND EVELYN WAS IN THE VAN...WENT IN THE BAG AND STARTED LOOKING THROUGH HER PROPERTY...AND EVELYN PARTICIPATED...TAKING HER PHONE...TRYING TO BREAK THE PASSWORD, OR SOMETHING...PUT ON HER SUN GLASS...
THEN HAD THE ODACITY TO GO TO KEISHA'S ROOM AND TELL HER TO ASK HER FOR HER BAG. BULLY, BULLY, BULLY, BULLY, BULLY
TAMMI'S APOLOGY IS PHONY...SHE'S JUST SCARED...SO IS EVELYN....I THINK THE 3 OF THEM SHOULD SHARE A CELL....LOLOL...REAL TALK....

VH1 SHOULD LINED THEIR POCKETS BASED ON OTHERS MISERY. HOW SAD IS THAT?!!

IM SORRY FOR JENNIFER, ROYCE AND KEISHA...BUT BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS ARE AHEAD.

800 days ago
103.

Melanie    

Firing the only 3 rationally cast members (still question Suzie after her decision to befriend Evelyn again)? Bad move Shaunie. This next season will be the last.

800 days ago
104.

thats wat u get    

I wont be watching...bbw's is done...even though none where bbw's

800 days ago
105.

tina    

Shanieeee, I'm surprised and apalled about the wives you let go, but kept the humbugging hood rats,Evelyn and Tammy.why would you allow Evelyn so called assistant to make an appearance oh I see she needs to discard that old azz wig and that walmart dress. She looked like the clean up woman. the next time tell her to stay in her seat.

800 days ago
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