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

3/30/2016 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"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 BY TMZ STAFF
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0222-big-ang-funeral-TMZ-01Big 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.

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Big Ang Estranged Hubby Breaks Down at Funeral

2/22/2016 5:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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 BY TMZ STAFF

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."  

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'Mob Wives' Big Ang Remodeled House Already for Sale

2/20/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0219_big_ang_house_launchBig 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 BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0218_big_ang_tmz"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.

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

2/19/2016 7:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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 BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0218-big-ang-TMZ-01Big 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. 

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'Mob Wives' Big Ang Dead at 55

2/18/2016 2:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0217_big-ang-tmz"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.

R.I.P.

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

2/16/2016 12:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.

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

2/16/2016 9:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021516-ramona-rizzo-tmz"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.

'Mob Wives' Drita D'Avanzo Beatdown Caught on Camera ... Victim Hospitalized

2/11/2016 10:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The woman who was allegedly attacked by "Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo says her family is now living in fear, terrified of Drita and her husband Lee.

Mary Bratti has provided TMZ with the full video of her and Drita exchanging blows on Tuesday. Bratti tells us the brawl got so heated she later passed out from pain, and a CT scan at the hospital revealed a minor concussion.

We broke the story, Drita was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges.

We're told the fight started over a parking spot -- Bratti says Lee D'Avanzo frequently uses her reserved spot outside her home. She also claims he's been harassing her since the fight. Bratti plans to request an order of protection, and she's having home security cameras installed.

Lee is an alleged mob associate (hence Drita's TV gig) who's done time for bank robberies and other crimes.

We've reached out to Drita, but no word back.

'Mob Wives' Star Drita D'Avanzo Arrested for Alleged Sidewalk Beating

2/10/2016 12:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210-drita-davanzo-tmz-01"Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo was arrested Tuesday for allegedly cracking open a can o' whoop ass on a woman in Staten Island.

NYPD sources tells us D'Avanzo got into a verbal dispute with another woman, and when things got heated ... D'Avanzo threw and landed several punches.

By the time the fight fizzled out, cops were on the scene and arrested the mob wife.

We're told she was cited for misdemeanor assault -- nothing too serious, unless you're the woman who got beat down.

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