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'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

Teresa Giudice Is


8/1/2013 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Teresa and Joe Giudice have a serious heavy hitter in their corner -- Big Ang from "Mob Wives" -- who tells TMZ she's convinced the alleged bank scammers are COMPLETELY INNOCENT.

"I feel like she's innocent and so is he," says Ang -- who knows a little something about the criminal justice system. 

In fact, Ang is not only connected to the Genovese crime family -- but was once arrested in an undercover cocaine sting and pled guilty to an intent to distribute charge.

So, given her background, Ang believes she's the perfect person to give the Giudices some advice on how to handle their situation.

Check it out.

'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang


On Florida Beach

3/29/2013 8:40 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
0329-big-ang-mob-wives-infWith her purple Barney bikini being held captive without ransom, "Mob Wives" star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola brandished her humongous, not-so secret weapons on the beach in Florida.

While there were no signs of the feds, the 52-year-old anatomically correct Staten Island wise gal attempted to cool off her fully loaded man-made ginormous guns in the warm waters off Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.

No lifeguard necessary ... Big A's got the best life preservers. Ever.

'Mob Wives' Pia Rizza

No Way in Hell

I'd Do Porn

3/25/2013 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" Chicago" star Pia Rizza is adamant -- the porn company offering her $100,000 to have sex on screen ... can take their deal and shove it somewhere they usually shoot .. up close.

Pia's response comes on the heels of an offer from porn producer Brazzers ... asking the 'Mob Wives' star to bare all in one of their nudie flicks ... after Playboy shot her down.

Pia tells TMZ ... even though she would have posed for Playboy, pigs will fly before she drops trou for a XXX film, saying, "ABSOLUTELY NOT! That is f***ing insane. A porn deal is not in my future."

She explains, "I am not that girl and I will not be doing porn!! I am a mother and it’s just not something I would ever do no matter how much they pay me."

FYI -- she's still down to strip for Hef, saying, "Playboy is on a different level. Everyone has done playboy because it's classier."

Classy ... as in taking nude pics of yourself in a mirror.

'Mob Wives' Star


By Playboy

3/18/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0308-pia-Rizza-tmz-naked"Mob Wives Chicago" star Pia Rizza's Playboy dreams are OVER ... TMZ has learned, the lad mag has rejected her request for a nude feature.

TMZ broke the story ... Rizza found out someone was trying to sell nude pics of her to the media ... so rather than let them surface on their own, she decided to release them herself.

40-year-old Pia had hoped the pics would get her a Playboy spread ... but that's not happening any time soon ... because Playboy rejected her this week.

Sources close to Pia tell us the photos were submitted to Playboy last weekend, but the magazine quickly shut down the idea, saying they weren't interested at this time.

At this time ...

'Mob Wives' Star

I'm Leaking My Own


3/11/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When "Mob Wives Chicago" star Pia Rizza found out there were naked pictures of her being shopped to various media outlets ... she knew the drill -- RELEASE THE PHOTOS HERSELF!!!

Pia tells TMZ ... she took the racy pics -- which she allowed TMZ to publish -- sometime last year, while still filming "Mob Wives" and sent them to her boyfriend to get some feedback on whether she had the right stuff for Playboy.

But Pia tells us ...  the pics somehow got into the wrong hands -- and someone was trying to sell them without her permission.

Pia says she wanted us to post the pics for two reasons:

1.  She doesn't want anyone making money off of HER image
2.   Yeah, she wants Playboy to notice

So we gotta ask ...


Calvin Klein's Ex

'Mob Wife' Threatened

to Kill Me w/ A Screwdriver

2/5/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Calvin Klein's ex-boy toy Nick Gruber says he fears for his life ... after a star of "Mob Wives: Chicago" allegedly threatened to kill him with a screwdriver ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ.

23-year-old Nick requested a restraining order against "Mob Wife" Nora Schweihs in Los Angeles Superior Court on January 22.

In the docs, Nick says he and Nora have been living together for two months -- they share the same entertainment manager -- but things have taken a turn for the worse.

Specifically Nick claims Nora is "psychotic" ... drinks heavily ... stole his $10,000 Rolex ... threatened to sic her mob connections on him -- and threatened to kill Nick herself with a screwdriver.


In the docs, Nick says, "I am afraid for my life. She is hostile and I am afraid if she doesn't leave she might do something terrible to me."

Nick is asking that Nora be kept at least 100 yards away from him and his home at all times.

A hearing is set for Feb. 5th. A judge has ordered Nora not to harass, attack or threaten Nick until then. We reached out to Nora ... so far no word back.

9:50 AM PT -- Nick failed to show up to court today so the judge dismissed his request for a restraining order. 

'Mob Wives' Star Renee Graziano


7/8/2012 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0708_Renee-Graziano_getty"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano returned home from a Fourth of July/pre-birthday trip to Atlantic City to find her Staten Island home had been robbed ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, Graziano walked into her home today only to find it had been ransacked. We're the police were called and they arrived at the home and took fingerprints.

We're told Renee filled out a police report with the NYPD and they are currently investigating.

Someone's gonna be sleeping with the fishes for this one!

'Mob Wives' Star Renee Graziano

Spends Time in Prison ...

to Visit Mobster Dad

6/17/2012 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0616_renee_graziano_getty"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano made nice with her mafioso father -- Anthony Graziano of the Bonanno crime family -- and finally chose to visit him in the slammer for the first time in seven months ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Renee tell TMZ she and her 18-year-old son AJ hit up the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn last week to visit her consigliere father. Graziano is serving time for extortion and racketeering charges because Renee's ex-hubby ratted him out.

According to our sources, Renee felt embarrassed by her ex's betrayal and that's why she went so long without seeing her dad.

The three spent a little less than an hour at the prison catching up and we're told Papa Graziano was especially happy to see his grandson.

Mobsters need love too.

'Mob Wives' Star Big Ang

The Case of

The Mysterious Mural

6/9/2012 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" Star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola is a real piece of work -- the reality TV star's mug has been plastered all over NYC lately on giant mural scenes, but no one knew why ... until now.

TMZ has learned the the mob wife's been immortalized in caricature as part of a promotional campaign for BA's VH1 spin-off show called, you guessed it ... "Big Ang."

Sources close to the production of Ang's new show tell us, the network and a marketing firm hired real deal NYC street artists to design and paint the ginormous murals around the city purely to promote the summer series.

And here we thought it was art.

'Mob Wives' Star

Arrested Over Street Brawl ...

Caught on Tape!

5/5/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Renee Graziano's 17-year-old son AJ Pagan -- also on the reality show -- was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in a massive street brawl ... but he insists he's innocent ... and there's video to prove it.

The rumble went down weeks ago -- AJ's rep tells TMZ, AJ and his girlfriend were driving around Staten Island and noticed two girls beating the crap out of each other on the street ... so they stopped to break it up.

The fight exploded -- involving multiple more people -- and we're told AJ jumped into action ... pulling one of the girls out of the melee. The fight eventually dissipated. No cops were called. And that was that.

Everything seemed hunky-dory until this Wednesday -- when we're told cops showed up at AJ's Staten Island home and arrested him for allegedly hitting one of the girls involved in the fight.

But AJ's rep insists AJ never hit anyone -- and video footage of the fight (above) proves it ... showing AJ pulling one of the girls away from the fight.

According to AJ's rep, the girl accusing him is just out to exploit the reality star because of his "Mob Wives" fame.

AJ's rep adds, "Beyond engaging in violent behavior, it speaks very poorly of this girl's character that she would blatantly lie in an attempt to defame AJ's name. The truth will come out and we feel justice will be served.”

'Mob Wives' Renee Graziano

BUSTED in Florida

2/21/2012 11:15 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Renee Graziano"Mob Wives" lovely Renee Graziano brought out the huge, er, guns by showing off her $30,000 post-op buxom bod​ in a sexy blue bikini at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida the other day.

Renee is guilty of rack-eteering.


"Mob Wives" Big Ang

ENLARGED and In Charge

2/7/2012 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Mob Wives" star Big Ang took Hollywood by storm with her enormous ... personality -- and breasts. But don't let the layers of plastic fool you ... Ang is a very real gangsta chick

'Mob Wife' Big Ang

Lets It All Hang Out in L.A.

2/7/2012 1:00 PM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Angela Big Ang Raiola and her big... well, breastsShe's the breakout star of  this season's "Mob Wives" and one of Staten Island's finest convicted cocaine dealers, but Angela "Big Ang" Raiola brought out the big, er, guns to the west coast when she went to BOA in L.A. on Monday.

The buxom 52-year-old definitely has a lot of support out here.

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