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'Mob Wives' Star Drita D'Avanzo Tourists Love The Big Ang Mural! 'Offensive' Excuse is BS

7/30/2017 11:15 AM PDT

Drita D'Avanzo thinks the landlord trying to remove a mural of her late "Mob Wives" friend and co-star Angela Raiola from his building is BS -- literally -- 'cause it's a hit with tourists.

Drita tells us the excuse the landlord's offering of the Big Ang tribute being "offensive" doesn't hold water ... since she has folks from all over the globe tell her otherwise everyday.

She gets pretty emotional talking about the mural -- which is in jeopardy of being removed entirely. It's been almost 18 months since Big Ang died from cancer, but Drita still gets choked up talking about her.

Still, Drita admits saving the mural will be an uphill battle. The guy owns the place, after all. 

'Mob Wives' Star Karen Gravano Car Vandalized, Spray-Painted 'Rat' ... She Blames Drita

3/13/2017 1:00 AM PDT

Karen Gravano got labeled as a RAT last week -- or at least her car did -- after someone spray-painted her Mercedes Benz and slashed her tires.

The former "Mob Wives" star fell victim to the vandalism last Wednesday and the vehicle was towed away from her home Thursday morning. As you can see, someone wrote RAT in giant orange letters.

We spoke to Karen, and she tells us all signs point to Drita D'Avanzo -- whom Karen had an epic beef with in the final season of the reality show last year.

Sounds like Karen's moved on from that feud, even if Drita hasn't. A rep for Drita wouldn't comment, except to say she wishes Karen and her team a successful year.

But, as for this latest swipe ... Karen and her camp seem to have a plan of action to deal with it.

'Mob Wives' Drita D'Avanzo Cleared! No Rats in Front Door Beatdown

3/30/2016 8:52 AM PDT

"Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo is off the hook for kicking her neighbor's ass over a parking spot ... all because the neighbor refused to snitch. 

Drita was supposed to appear in a NYC courtroom Wednesday morning in the case, but we've learned the D.A. has declined to prosecute her. We're told the the D.A.'s office dropped the matter because Drita's neighbor, Mary Bratti, refused to cooperate.

It's an interesting twist ... considering there's clear video of Drita and Bratti brawling on Bratti's doorstep.

Drita was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after the brawl, but now she's been spared, thanks to mob rules -- not ratting to cops.

Big Ang Big Funeral

2/22/2016 7:10 AM PST

Big Ang drew a big crowd for her final send-off Monday.

Friends and family -- around 200 strong -- showed up at the Basilica of Regina Pacis Church in Brooklyn.

Ang's estranged husband, Neil Murphy, along with Carla Facciolo and Renee Graziano were front and center for the funeral.

Big Ang Estranged Hubby Breaks Down at Funeral

2/22/2016 5:36 AM PST

Big Ang's estranged husband broke down in tears Sunday as her wake rolled on.

As we reported, Big Ang dumped Neil Murphy for being unsupportive during her cancer battle. Whether he's there for love or forgiveness ... Murphy got extremely emotional.  

It seems there's a divide in the family, as evidenced by the video. There are 2 camps, and one doesn't support Murphy.

Big Ang Disco Wake

2/21/2016 7:00 AM PST

Big Ang was honored at a disco wake in Brooklyn, and by the look of the crowd, it got super emotional.

The wake was held at a Brooklyn funeral home.  "Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano says Ang looked beautiful in the open casket.  Other who attended included Janine Detore, Ang's sister and her estranged husband, Neil Murphy.

A member of the cast tells TMZ, Karen Gravano was persona non grata.  One cast member told us the reason ... "No rats allowed."  

'Mob Wives' Big Ang Remodeled House Already for Sale

2/20/2016 12:20 AM PST

Big Ang's Staten Island palace, frequently featured on "Mob Wives," is available for purchase for a cool million bucks. 

Big Ang passed away from cancer earlier this week and her longtime friend and real estate broker, Laird Klein, is helping with the deal. He says it was listed 2 months ago right before she got her last diagnosis ... that the cancer had returned. 

Ang made a lot of renovations to the home -- as seen on the show -- and Laird says it now "reflects her personality, her level of style, her persona for life.”

There is a potential buyer in the mix, but Laird says he's going to give the family a week or two to mourn before dealing with the sale.

'Mob Wives' Big Ang Cameras Off During Final Days

2/19/2016 9:57 AM PST

"Mob Wives" fans won't see Big Ang and her family during her final days ... TMZ has learned cameras weren't rolling to capture the end of her battle. 

Sources close to production tell TMZ, filming for season 6 wrapped in January and the cast shot a reunion episode in early February. Ang was a part of both. However, production didn't gather a crew when her health went south a few weeks after the reunion.

We're told the main focus of season 6 will be Ang's cancer battle, and the cast supporting her.

As we reported, Big Ang died early Thursday.

Big Ang 'Mob Wives' Co-Star Bows She Knew How to Rock Lobster

2/19/2016 7:12 AM PST

Big Ang is cooking for God now -- probably lobster and spaghetti -- so believes “Mob Wives" star Ramona Rizzo in a moving street eulogy.  

Ramona told our photog in NYC Thursday Ang liked her food Italian and her liquor ... well, whatever was available she liked it.

Big Ang Final Wish A Disco Send-Off

2/18/2016 9:54 AM PST

Big Ang had a dying wish -- a disco party in Brooklyn.

Ang loved a discotheque in her hood called Pastels. She wanted her family and friends to have a hard-drinking night where the music would reign supreme. Ang felt this was more appropriate to celebrate her life than a stodgy memorial service.

Here's the problem. Pastels has been shut down for a while. It's unclear if the family will find another venue.

As for a final resting place, we're told one thing's for sure -- no cremation, because Ang was freaked out by fire. She'll be buried, but as of this moment the family hasn't chosen a site.

Ang passed away Thursday morning after battling cancer. She was 55. 

'Mob Wives' Big Ang Dead at 55

2/18/2016 2:09 AM PST
Breaking News

"Mob Wives" star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola has died after a battle with stage 4 cancer ... TMZ has learned.

Ang was surrounded by family members early Thursday at a Manhattan hospital when she passed away. She was first diagnosed with throat cancer in April when doctors discovered a tumor in her throat and it was removed shortly after.

Her rep released a statement saying Ang passed at 3:01 AM ET, and TMZ has also confirmed it with family members. The rep added ... Ang's fans "were some of the most special people in her world, and she loved you immensely. Thank you for your love, prayers, and unconditional support of Angela right to the very end."

Hours earlier, Ang's team had to clear up false reports she died Wednesday evening.

Ang learned her cancer had returned in December and spread to her brain and lungs.

Raiola is survived by her two kids, Raquel and Anthony, and has six grandkids. 

She was 55 years old.


Big Ang Talks Cancer & Marriage ... My Husband 'Never Stepped Up'

2/16/2016 12:59 PM PST
Breaking News

Big Ang is fighting stage 4 cancer all on her own, and wants it that way -- she got emotional about ending her marriage during an appearance on 'Dr. Oz.'

The "Mob Wives" star revealed why she was splitting from Neil Murphy, husband of 6 years, and made it clear "it's too late" to repair the relationship.

As TMZ first reported ... Ang has been experiencing severe pain lately as she battles cancer, and her family is trying alternative treatments to manage the pain.

On Tuesday's episode of 'Oz,' she also said doctors have given her a 30 percent chance of survival.

'Mob Wife' Sues My Lawyer's a Screwup Who Cost Me My Jewels

2/16/2016 9:14 AM PST

"Mob Wives" star Ramona Rizzo can't get $154,000 worth of jewelry back from the feds because her lawyer's an "incompetent" idiot ... according to the lawsuit she just filed.

Rizzo says federal agents were gunning for her bf Joseph Sclafani in 2011 when they raided their home and took 42 pieces of her jewelry. Rizzo insists all of her stuff was legally obtained and the feds have no reason to hold it.

She hired Tim Parlatore to help her get the goods back, but says he bungled the mission by turning in paperwork late, and failing to tell her when the feds requested documentation to prove the jewelry wasn't ill gotten.

Rizzo says she could have recovered "a significant portion" of the jewelry had she known.

She's suing Parlatore for the $154k value of her jewelry, plus damages for the "sentimental" loss. BTW ... Sclafani eventually got 15 years for dealing drugs.

Unclear if she's sentimental about that loss.

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