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Big Ang

Please, Take My Husband …

I’ll Take Your Divorcee

5/18/2015 11:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0518-tmz-big-ang-geroge-hamilton-fruit-TMZ-01Big Ang isn't going to let throat cancer surgery get in the way of her yucking it up with George Hamilton for the new season of "Wife Swap." 

We got a pic of the "Mob Wives" star enjoying a polo match with her fellow swapee over the weekend. Weird thing is George is being shipped off by his ex-wife Alana Stewart ... to whom he hasn't been married for nearly 40 years. But reality TV beggars can’t be choosers.

While Big Ang's husband hit up the Big Apple with Alana, George and Ang enjoyed champagne and strawberries in the L.A. area.

As for the polo match ... we're sure Ang tried her best to humor George and learn the sport -- or at least to give a crap for one afternoon. 

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'Mob Wives' Big Ang

Fingers Crossed ...

I'm One Step from Being Cancer-Free

5/14/2015 4:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Big Ang hit the Big Apple Wednesday night … a month and some change since having a nasty cancerous tumor removed from her throat.

Despite the intense surgery ... it's hard to see any scar, so it looks like the docs did good by the ‘Mob Wives’ star.

Ang gave our camera guy the low down on her road to cancer-freedom. It also looks like she's trying a new diet -- Ang posted a pic of herself hanging at Wild, a gluten-free Italian joint.

Big Ang ain't afraid of change.

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Big Ang

Drops Blonde Bombshell

After Cancer Surgery

4/26/2015 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0426-big-ang-new-hair-TMZ-01Big Ang is out and about and flaunting new blonde locks ... just a few weeks after undergoing a lifesaving operation to remove a cancerous tumor from her neck.

The "Mob Wives" star was looking good Saturday outside Teak restaurant in Red Bank, NJ, and even stopped to pose with a fan. We're guessing the neckerchief is there to cover any surgery scars -- in the most stylish way possible.

Sources close to Ang tell us she lightened up before the surgery ... because she felt like she just needed a change after getting the cancer diagnosis.

Work it, Ang.

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Big Ang

Sister Makes Mea Culpa ...

Sorry, I Hit Up Fans for Cash

4/17/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0416_big_ang_tmzThe sister of "Mob Wives" star Big Ang thought she was doing a good thing by creating a donation page for medical costs, but quickly had second thoughts ... and is now apologizing to Ang's fans.

Janine Detore says "Mob Wives" fans were reaching out and asking how and where they could make donations to help Ang cover bills for her throat cancer treatment. So, Janine created a GoFundMe page. 

But after less than a day a fan wondered why a celeb was asking for money. Detore realized it was a good point. She tells us Ang and the fam can more than handle any expenses insurance doesn't cover -- so, she immediately disabled the page. 

Detore says they only got about $150 during the few hours the page was active. She adds, Big Ang had no idea the page was ever up. 

As for Ang's condition ... she's resting at home and doing very well -- but Janine says doctors are planning another surgery to remove her right lymph nodes ... as a precaution.

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'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

Cancer Surgery Successful

Her Voice Is Saved!

4/8/2015 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Huge news for "Mob Wives" star Big Ang -- she won't lose her raspy voice following throat surgery to remove a cancerous lemon-sized tumor from her neck.

Ang's sister, Janine Detore, tells TMZ ... Ang went under the knife Tuesday for the eight hour procedure. In addition to the large tumor, doctors removed her left lymph nodes as a precaution. 

Detore says Ang has been instructed by doctors not to speak for the next three days, but after that her voice should return to normal. 

The family is praying the cancer hasn't spread ... they're waiting for the PET scan results. 

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'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

Throat Tumor

Is Cancerous

4/3/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Mob Wives" star Big Ang received the news she was dreading -- the tumor on her throat is malignant.

Ang’s sister, Janine Detore, tells TMZ the tumor is on Ang's voicebox and her voice is deteriorating as a result. She says doctors determined the lemon-sized growth was cancerous after looking at it with a scope and running blood tests.

Janine says the family is awaiting results of another test to determine if the cancer has spread.

There's no history of cancer in the family, but Janine says they fear Ang's 42 years of smoking might have contributed. She adds ... doctors have ordered Ang to quit smoking immediately.

None of the ordeal has been filmed for "Mob Wives" ... but Janine says it might be addressed on the show at some point. Ang is scheduled to have surgery next week to remove the tumor. 

Janine says, "We are hoping for the best and are focusing on getting through the holiday. We love the fans and want to thank them."

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'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

Doctors Discover

Massive Throat Tumor

4/2/2015 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0402-big-ang-getty-03"Mob Wives" star Big Ang is currently in the hospital after complaining of pain in her neck ... and doctors have since discovered a tumor in her throat the size of a lemon. 

According to our sources, earlier this week Ang was admitted to a Staten Island hospital where doctors will soon perform surgery to remove the tumor. We're told it is not yet known whether the tumor is cancerous. 

Ang was scheduled to begin shooting for a different reality show, other than "Mob Wives," when she began experiencing the pain.

Ang appeared this past weekend at a reality TV event in New York City where she kept her neck covered up. It's unclear if she was experiencing pain at the time.


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Drea De Matteo

I Lost My Apartment

in NYC Explosion

3/27/2015 5:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0327_building_fire_instagram"Sopranos" star Drea De Matteo was among those who lost their apartment in Thursday's dramatic building explosion in the East Village area of New York City.  

De Matteo posted a pair of photos from across the street as firefighters worked to put out the blaze. She wrote, "A hole where my NYC home of the last 22 years once stood ... NYC's finest trying to put out the flames to mine n many others apartments." 

The explosion happened around 3:17 PM ET and the resulting fire tore through several buildings, a mix of residential and commercial properties. The cause of the explosion is said to be "gas-related."

Officials say at least 19 people were injured, at least four critically.

'Mob Wives' Star Ramona Rizzo

I Got Smashed By a Car in a Crosswalk

1/16/2015 4:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Ramona Rizzo Hit And RunOne of the "Mob Wives" got whacked -- Ramona Rizzo was hit by a car while walking in NYC, and the perp fled the scene.

TMZ has learned NYPD is investigating the incident -- Rizzo says she was crossing Fifth Ave and 55th St. on Tuesday night when she was hit. Her rep says RR suffered bruises and internal bleeding.

An ambulance took her to a hospital ... where she got treatment for a couple of days.

As for the culprit, the rep says Rizzo believes the suspect is Asian ... and was driving a Smart Car.

'Mob Wives' Star

Sues Nightclub Over Stabbing

They Boozed Up Attacker

1/15/2015 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0115-natalie-guercio-output-tmz-01"Mob Wives" star London Rene --- Natalie Guercio's bf -- is killing two birds with one stone ... filing a civil lawsuit against the guy who allegedly stabbed him AND the club he claims let it happen.

According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Brooklyn, Rene says Output Club fueled the vicious attack by serving Rodolfy Lopez (his alleged attacker) alcohol even after he was visibly drunk ... a clear violation of New York law.

In the suit, Rene also blames the club (and it all its owners) for its terribly lax security team ... which he says allowed the incident to occur.

As far as his alleged attacker goes ... Rene is suing Lopez for assault and battery and says he suffered terrible injuries -- both mental and physical.  

Rene is seeking unspecified damages. We reached out to Output Club for comment ... so far, no word back.

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Boyfriend of 'Mob Wives' Star

I Can't Look at Myself in the Mirror ...

After Stabbing Incident

1/14/2015 6:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
011415_natalie_guerico_london_launchLondon Rene is healing on both the inside and outside following the stabbing/slashing attack last month ... but he refuses to even look in the mirror to see how his scars are healing. 

Rene and his "Mob Wives" star girlfriend Natalie Guercio were out in New York City Tuesday night, where he explained to our photog he still has a long road of recovery ahead of him.  

Rene says he has yet to return to work or exercise and says he has never (and will never) look at the photos of his gruesome injuries. In fact, Rene says he even avoids mirrors now because he doesn't want to see how he looks.  

But above all else, Rene wants to heal up so he can go back to enjoying one particular activity. Considering he's a male ... we think you can guess what it is.

'Mob Wives' Natalie Guercio

BF Plans to Sue ...

Nightclub Let My Attacker Escape

1/1/2015 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0101-london-rene-natalie-guercio-instagram-tmz-02The boyfriend of "Mob Wives" star Natalie Guercio wants to know how a guy with a boxcutter could slash him in a crowded nightclub, and then walk away clean ... and he's ready to sue to get answers.

London Rene tells TMZ he's already talked to his lawyer about taking Output Nightclub to court -- because he has two big problems with the Brooklyn hot spot's security team.

His first issue -- how alleged attacker, Rudy Lopez, got into Output armed with a weapon like a boxcutter. London says his attorney's requested security cam footage for a closer look at what happened when Lopez entered -- but he claims the club doesn't typically frisk guests.

Secondly, Rene says he subdued Lopez after the stabbing, took him to club security guards and asked them to hold him until police arrived. He claims security simply let him go.  

We contacted Output ... so far, no word back.

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'Mob Wives' Natalie Guercio

My BF's Lucky to Be Alive

Gory Pics Prove It

12/31/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Mob Wives Stabbing"Mob Wives" star Natalie Guercio says she knows why her boyfriend got knifed -- and she wants to show how brutal the nightclub attack was ... by revealing his horrific wounds.

TMZ broke the story ... London Rene was repeatedly sliced in the face, abdomen and arm in a Brooklyn nightclub. Rodolfy "Rudy" Lopez was arrested Tuesday for the crime.

Natalie tells us she and London met Lopez through mutual friends, but things went south about 8 months ago. She claims Lopez began threatening London and accusing him of spreading rumors that Lopez was a FBI snitch. Clearly a no-no in the mob world.

London's wounds are extremely graphic, but it's easy to see -- just a few inches lower and he could be dead.

Lopez was booked for felony assault and possession of a deadly weapon.

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