There have been rumblings that V. Stiviano is gunning for a role on VH1's "Basketball Wives" ... so, when we saw "BW" exec producer Shaunie O'Neal out in L.A. this weekend, we had to ask if V. has a shot.
Let's put it this way ... Shaunie (who's awesome btw) didn't exactly say no.
We also asked O'Neal if she's ever reached out to Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa to see if she'd be interested in doing the show.
Check out the clip.
'Basketball Wives' Divorce
I DON'T HATE YOUR GUTS
Malaysia Tells NBA Husband
5/27/2014 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Malaysia Pargo insists her divorce from NBA player Jannero Pargo is NOT as nasty as it seems ... telling TMZ Sports she still wants to be friends after the split.
We broke the story ... Malaysia just filed divorce docs in L.A. after airing her beef with the Charlotte Hornets player on various social media platforms ... and it seemed the two were ready to go to war.
But now, Malaysia tells us both she and Jannero are keeping things friendly for the good of their 3 children -- and are committed to not only being civil toward each other, but friendly.
"Our family is our top priority and while we have decided to amicably go our separate way," Malaysia says, "We are both committed parents and plan to remain friends as we co-parent our three children. At this time we do not wish to discuss the details of our divorce. We ask that you keep our family in your prayers."
'Basketball Wives' Star
I'm DIVORCING My NBA Player Husband
5/24/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Malaysia Pargo has finally pulled the trigger on her troubled marriage to Charlotte Hornets player Jannero Pargo -- TMZ Sports has learned she has just filed for divorce.
Malaysia -- real name Laquisha Pargo -- filed divorce docs in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. They have 3 kids together, a 7-year-old and 3-year-old twins.
Malaysia also wants Jannero to pony up for spousal support -- and pay her lawyer fees.
In the docs, Malaysia says they were married back in 2006 but separated on December 27, 2012.
Since then, the two have aired some thinly-veiled beef on social media ... dating back to January 2014, when Jannero posted a quote from a Jay Z song reading, "S*** i got 2 liv wit the fact i did u wrong 4ever."
He also posted a photo with the caption, "Once a good girl has gone bad, she's gone forever."
Malaysia shot back, "Don't worry, I'm not f*** up about it. At All. Carry on. God bless."
She then posted a photo of her own with a caption that read, "Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace."
This has all the hallmarks of a nasty split -- which is probably perfect content for Season 4 of BBW.
Released from Hospital
After Diabetic Emergency
3/27/2014 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman is on the rebound after Wednesday's diabetic emergency that put her in the hospital -- she tells TMZ, she has just been released ... and is currently resting at home.
Tami says she was rushed to the hospital after going into diabetic shock and fainting in her Houston house. Her daughter found her passed out and called 911.
Tami says she was also suffering from dehydration.
Tami spent the night in the hospital and was released early Thursday AM once doctors determined she was healthy enough to go home.
'Love & Hip Hop'
Show Idea Was STOLEN
3/11/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The cat fights are now spilling into court -- a pair of female producers are suing the people behind "Love & Hip Hop" ... claiming the reality show was their idea first ... and VH1 stole it.
Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the suit against VH1 and MTV -- claiming they pitched the idea back in 2009 ... and thought they had a deal to make their show, called "Hip Hop Wives."
According to the lawsuit ... the show was supposed to star current and former flames of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti and Jim Jones ... but VH1 honchos cooled on the idea ... saying they didn't want a show that would compete with its other reality series, "Basketball Wives."
The Lums are calling BS ... saying VH1 moguls used "Hip Hop Wives" as the template for "Love and Hip Hop" ... down to the last detail.
Trisha and Nickie want justice ... in the form of money. Their lawyer tells us they're gunning for an 8-figure judgment.
VH1 had no comment.
Dallas Cowboys Star to GF
I'll Pay You DOUBLE
to Quit 'Basketball Wives'
2/27/2014 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele says her NFL star boyfriend ain't a fan of the VH1 show -- and he hates it so much, he offered to pay her TWICE HER SALARY to quit.
Draya -- who's dating Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick -- dropped the bombshell on Big Boy's Neighborhood show on L.A.'s Power 106 this week ... admitting the reality show has been "really hard on my boyfriend."
"We watch it together and he’s came to the point already. It’s been episode one, we saw 60 minutes of what is going to be going on for 12 weeks and he’s like ‘You know what? I don’t think you should do this next year How much are they paying you again? I’ll pay you double to sit your ass on the couch.'"
It seems Draya not only turned down the offer ... but said she hopes to have her own reality show in the future.
'Basketball Wives' Star
My Jeweler Jacked My Necklace
And My Insurance Co. Is Screwing Me
2/14/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former NBA megastar Stephon Marbury's wife is at war over nearly a million bucks worth of jewelry which she claims was stolen right out from under her.
Latasha Marbury had a pair of diamond earrings, a diamond pendant and a diamond necklace which she claims she had to sell to reduce the insanely expensive insurance premiums she was paying for her $2.5 mil jewelry collection. Yes, even rich people get cash-strapped.
Latasha claims she took the 3 items -- worth $900,000 -- to an NYC jeweler to sell, but she claims he outright stole them from her.
So Latasha filed a theft claim with her insurance company. Now here's the snag. The insurance company says the only way it would pay on a theft claim is if the jewelry were taken by force or stolen from a safe place.
The insurance company claims in Latasha's case she voluntarily handed the goods over so it's a case of tough luck.
Latasha is now suing the insurance company for a cool mil. The jeweler is nowhere to be found.
'Basketball Wives' Star Eric Williams
New Deadbeat Dad Case
Owes $24k to 2nd Baby Mama
2/12/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Eric Williams -- who spent 12 seasons in the NBA -- is on the hook for more than $24k in unpaid child support ... but his baby mama says the 41-year-old has gone M.I.A.
TMZ Sports has learned ... back in November, a Colorado judge ordered Williams to fork over a total of $24,434.45 to the mother of his 13-year-old son.
Problem is ... no one can find Williams to collect the cash -- so the baby mama has yet to collect.
We contacted to the woman's lawyer who tells us, "Efforts to locate [Williams] have been exhausting."
It seems the woman's legal team is preparing to turn up the heat if she doesn't get paid -- and could move to get Eric locked up if he doesn't pay up.
It's not the first time Williams has had child support issues -- last year a judge issued an arrest warrant for the guy after he blew off a hearing in which he was supposed to submit a DNA test to establish paternity for a different child.
We tried to contact Williams ... but, duh, couldn't find him.
ENGAGED to L.A. Dodgers Star
... And My Ring's Bigger Than Gabrielle Union's!!!
12/25/2013 12:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Evelyn Lozada got a helluva Christmas gift this morning from Dodgers star Carl Crawford ... a 14.5 carat DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING ... and sources tell TMZ the ring's worth $1.4 MILLION!!!
Crawford -- who's in the middle of a $142 million contract -- popped the question this morning ... and the "Basketball Wives" star said YES!
Just like Dwyane Wade, Crawford picked up the ring from go-to celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills.
For the record, the ring Wade gave to Gabrielle Union was ONLY 8.5 carats ... but size doesn't really matter, right???
Evelyn has been married before -- she tied the knot with Chad Johnson back in 2012 ... but divorced him later that year after the NFL star headbutted her during an argument. Before Johnson, she was engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker (but they never married).
As for her new man, she started dating Crawford earlier this year ... and Evelyn is 7 months pregnant with his child.
Really, Really, Really Pregnant
11/29/2013 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada isn't just pregnant ... she's bursting ... and we got photos of the enormous baby bump.
The pics were snapped yesterday in Hawaii -- where Evelyn hit the beach with her 20-year-old daughter Shaniece -- and there's no denying ... Evelyn's got one big bun in the oven.
TMZ broke the story, Evelyn is currently 6 months preggers ... and ex-husband Chad Johnson is NOT the baby daddy. We're told the father is a guy Evelyn's been dating for almost a year now and the pregnancy was planned.
'Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada
I'm Having a Baby...
And It's Not Chad's
11/29/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada has been keeping a big secret -- she's 6-months pregnant -- and TMZ has learned Chad Johnson is NOT the baby daddy.
Sources close to Lozada tell us ... she's been seeing a guy for almost a year now and the relationship has gotten serious.
We're told ... the pregnancy was planned -- it's not a case of the whoops! And until now only a small number of relatives were privy to the news.
Lozada famously divorced Chad Johnson in Sept. 2012 ... after an explosive domestic dispute ended their 2-month-old marriage.
BTW ... Evelyn already has a 20-year-old daughter, Shaniece ....born when Lozada was 17.
'Basketball Wives' Star
11/13/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives LA" star Draya Michele has had just about her fill of the show -- after cast tensions culminated in an all-out brawl last month inside an L.A. nightclub, leaving one girl with a black eye.
Sources close to production tell us, the fight broke out after co-star Sundy Carter badmouthed Draya's new boyfriend Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick -- and Draya snapped.
We're told it got so bad, the girls had to be physically pulled apart, and Sundy walked away with a black eye.
We're told the trash talking has been a huge issue the last few weeks, with cast members maligning Scandrick, basically calling him a philandering scumbag ... among other things .. and Draya simply reached a breaking point.
It's unclear if it's related to the fight, but we're told Draya bailed on the cast trip to Paris last week, where they were supposed to film the finale.
Sounds like trouble in paradise. Calls to Draya and VH1 were not returned.
10/23/2013 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't count on seeing a new "Basketball Wives" reunion show any time soon ... the Season 5 reunion special has been canceled because Evelyn Lozada pulled out.
The show was supposed to tape earlier this month -- but sources close to production tell us, Evelyn bailed, forcing producers to pull the plug on the entire thing. We're told the taping will not be rescheduled.
According to sources, Evelyn jumped ship because she's sick and tired of talking about her split from ex-husband Chad Johnson. We're told she knew the break-up would be the biggest topic on the reunion show, so she refused to participate.
Apparently, the other 'Wives' (specifically Tami, Tasha, and Suzie) have zilch to talk about -- we're told producers felt the girls didn't have enough material for the hour-long episode sans Ev.
Sources tell us, Evelyn has grown tired of the cattiness on 'BW' and wants to move on with her life.
Calls to VH1 weren't returned.