Sippin’ Tea After Dark: Open Post

Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 7:30pm by Editor
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  • Evil Queen

    Is that lady from Mob Wives -Chicago?

    • wellWellwell

      Yes, I think she moved to Government Housing after the show was cancelled.

      • the underground train

        Say what?! Wow! I actually liked the show. Sad it didn’t get a second season.

      • chacha1

        and her boyfriend who worked in her store kicked her to the curb because she was so whack

      • chacha1

        I never heard that she is now in gov. housing but it wouldn’t surprise me …. the Fecorotta’s do not want anything to do with her for lying about being raised by them … it never happened

        • wellWellwell

          I should clarify chacha, it was a blind item and the majority of the posters said it was her. I’m going on what they said, I know..I know..shouldn’t do that lol

          • chacha1

            LOL no problem ….. I wonder if she still has that store, I think it was called Eye Candy ….

          • wellWellwell

            Oh yea her store, I will surf around the internet and see if I can find it. I will let you know..hehe

          • chacha1

            Ok I will be back later

          • wellWellwell

            Nope it is closed according to Yelp. Also if you google her name there is an interview with her family member about her..Wow he said she is a total fraud, said she changed her last name just to have a mob connection and do the show. RENEE FECAROTTA RUSSO

          • the underground train

            Good grief. All of that to be on a show that only lasted one season.

          • wellWellwell

            Ikr, seems she’s a total fraud from what I just read. Goes to show us most of it is smoke and mirrors.

    • the underground train

      Yes Renee. I wished that show was given a second chance.

      • chacha1

        Renee who owned/rented an eyeglass store was caught in a lie about her family ties, Nora and a few others stiffed their manager Nick Cellozzi, and not too many places in Chicago would let them film in their restaurants.

        • the underground train

          Yes. Just like Mob Wives where they had Philadelphia Natalie lying about being related to Frankie Flowers. Just like Mob Wives where Big Ang was operating a bar with an invalid liquor license (may she R.I. P.). Just like Mob Wives where Drita had a falling out with Renee’s sister managing her.

          • chacha1

            Yes, I know

            Call it a “Mob” contract gone bad.

            Two cast members of “Mob Wives Chicago” are being sued by film producer and talent manager Nick Celozzi Jr., who says both women owe him a cut of their pay for appearing on the new VH1 reality TV show.

            The lawsuits, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, accuse Renee Fecarotta Russo and Nora Schweihs of breaking their contracts with Celozzi.

            He says his company, Family Ties Management, arranged for both women to attend a casting call with the show’s production company, JustJenn Productions. The women hired Celozzi to be their manager for two years, according to copies of contracts that appear to have been signed by Russo and Schweihs in December.

          • the underground train

            Doesn’t seem like he has any money to gain though from them broke bitch especially. Especially with Renee living in government housing now.

          • chacha1

            He knew that since they only made $6,000 per episode …. he should have gotten $900 per …. and the judge encouraged them to settle out of court …. Celozzi certainly doesn’t need the money but a contract is a contract and those two slugs tried to beat him out of what is due. Renee is a whack job and Nora is a little crazy but I like her, when she was younger she was a drop dead knockout … just gorgeous

          • Cookie Lyons

            Those are #alternativefacts you are giving lol.

            Ange wasn’t operating with an “invalid” license though. Let’s not throw dirt on her name, she already had enough of that on her record. She had a felony. The license was legitimately acquired by her cousin but Ange was a signatory on a bank account associated with the bank. Someone who must have disliked her contacted the Liquor Auth and reported that she was a silent owner. May she rest in peace. she had a bad past but she really did a lot for her community. Especially after Hurricane Sandy.

          • the underground train

            Oh believe me I wasn’t trying to throw dirt on her name. I loved me some Big Ang. Check my post history. I thought I read somewhere that the license was invalid. But yes it definitely sounds like someone “ratted” her out.

          • chacha1

            Probably Karen Gravano who has RAT blood in her veins

          • chacha1

            I loved Big Ang … RIP, you were the real deal …..

          • chacha1

            Big Ang was the only one I liked on that show, the rest are ghetto trash

      • Evil Queen

        Me too. My husband was right! He knew it was a 1 hit wonder. 🙁

  • Sunflower

    Either Venus or Serena Williams will WIN the Australian Open tonight 3:30am EST, playing against each other.
    Saw them at a double-meet as sisters at Wimbledon, England a few years ago – it was an experience!!
    Those little girls with beads in their hair, distracting, but playing brilliantly.
    I love Serena to the death, but I always have a soft spot for Venus.
    Either win will be fantastic… putting U.S. World News back in a positive light!
    AMEN….

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Hi Sunflower!
      I’ve seen them play too at the US Open (not each other though! Lol). I live very close to the BJK Tennis Center and go to The Open pretty much every year. I love it! 🙂

      • Sunflower

        Hi… Happy Friday…
        So glad you enjoy tennis as well..
        …. and you live close by… Oh my..!
        Every year Aug/Sep… our entire household lives for the US Open. We share a box – with another couple and enjoy the company of family and friends!
        Nadal vs Pouille was a nail biter…
        Angelique Kerber vs Karolina Pliskova was a standing match for me… I could not sit down (thank Heavens for the box).
        It’s always a bonus when new comers on the U.S open surprise us as spectators.
        There is nothing better than that!!
        Can’t wait for tonight… Venus vs Serena.
        WIN – WIN..

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Happy Friday!
          I’m not a big tennis aficionado as far as watching on tv, but I really do enjoy going to The Open. I try to always make it on Opening night for the ceremony and then another night usually later on in the series (They start to get really expensive as they get down to the finals!). I’ve been to night matches many times, but never to a day match. Opening night is really great because they always have a musical act perform (I’ve seen Diana Ross, Lenny Kravitz, and some others) and they often give out awards, etc., so you get to see all the tennis greats. I was there when they renamed the tennis center in honor of Billie Jean King and they had a beautiful ceremony and all the old pros were there- McEnroe, Agassi, Billie Jean King (of course!), Jim Connors, Chris Evert, and so many more! It was a beautiful ceremony. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go this past year (2016) because I was on vacation at the same time. We tend to go away every year around Labor Day, so I try to squeeze in a match or two before or after our vacation if I can. I’m hoping to be able to go this year. It’s just a really nice experience.
          One year, I saw Dina Manzo there! Lol. I was shopping in the Polo store and she came in with her husband and daughter. This was probably the same year or the year before RHONJ premiered. I recognized her from the show she did on VH1 or MTV called My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. It was before she became popular from the show. Believe it or not, the two of them were fighting in the store and she was standing next to me…lol. He was yelling at her for taking too long and she looked at me and laughed!
          Tonight’s match will be epic. I will watch for sure! I love both of them, so I will be happy for either one. Their mom is always at The Open and they always show her on the Jumbotron. Lol. She is always there rooting for one or the other! 🙂

          • Sunflower

            Love your Friday night story about the U.S Open.
            What a small world… I saw the shows of Diana Ross and Lenny Kravitz as well.
            Believe it or not… I met Martina Navratilova in 1987 briefly and took a picture.
            You are so lucky to have seen the greatest of tennis on one stage. That same year I was working abroad and saw the name dedication on TV – pretty awesome.
            Playing sports… participating as an individual or as a team member.. builds discipline and great character.
            The Williams’ sisters are prove of that discipline. Their father deserve an Olympic Medal for grooming them… and a STAR at the Walk of Fame!!

            P.S…
            At the U.S Open you see so many stars… I can’t keep up. I gave up my habit to scan the stadium with my binoculars for “stars” a long time ago. – The games are more important -!
            Your Dina Manzo story is funny…. that marriage is now kaput – Wow..!@

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh that’s great that you met Martina! What an awesome picture! 🙂
            I’ve lived in NYC my entire life and had never gone to The Open until about 15 years ago when a colleague at work asked me if I wanted to come with her; she had an extra ticket. I fell in love with it immediately. She really got me hooked on going since and we try to make it an annual tradition as much as we can.
            There are always so many celebs there. I always try to look for them too…lol…but unfortunately, I’m not too good at spotting them. They usually point them out on the big screen anyway…lol.
            As far as Dina Manzo, I had a feeling that marriage was going to go kaput. They were fighting and I don’t even think they were married a year at that point…he seemed like a jerk. He was yelling at her across the entire store! He was standing in the doorway and she was all the way inside the store and he was yelling at her so loud, the whole place turned around to see who was yelling…smh. I’m glad she got rid of him.

          • Sunflower

            Glad you’re hooked to the tennis culture..
            I also love to visit and walkaround on Kid’s Day at the U.S Open, especially seeing the kids talking to some of the Big Tennis Stars and getting tennis lessons… ! ** Their enthusiasm is contagious **

            See… we can be snarky… but also worldly..
            LOL..

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I’ll definitely have to go to a day match one of these days. It’s always so hot and I don’t like to be in the sun all day, so that’s why I go at night. I keep saying every year that I will buy tickets for a day. I’ll try to go on Kids’ Day if I can- thanks for the suggestion!
            Snarky and worldly are two of my favorite qualities! Lol 🙂
            When you get a box, do you get all the games? I usually just buy individual tickets.

          • Sunflower

            One can own a box permanently or rent just for the season. Fees and dues are applicable for both versions. Renting is based on availability… sometimes booked in advance for 2 years.
            Big corporations “buy” a box… to be used by employees and clients or can be rented out as well.
            Madison Square Garden has the same system.
            If you go to most of the games during the season it is convenient to have a box…. the best seats in the house… away from the heat!
            If you have a box… for each game there are 12 tickets. When we can not go… we give tickets (6) to friends, neighbors or other family members. We split the box… so that our partners also always have 6 tickets.
            Seems complicated but… convenient.
            Individual tickets are good as well… if you know the seating and visibility!
            Going to bed now… to be up bright and early for the Williams’ game at 3:30am…!!!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            It sounds like a good thing to do, especially if you have someone to split it with. We used to have season tickets for the Mets, so it’s the same concept.
            Yes, the box is the way to go! Especially so you are out of the heat/ direct sun.
            They have a pretty good system now when you buy tickets- they let you have a “view” of the court from those specific seats, so it definitely makes it easier when buying individual tix.
            Sweet dreams! I don’t have the channel it’s on or I would tape it and watch in the AM. 🙁
            Have to see if there is an alternate way to watch. Enjoy!

          • Sunflower

            Up at 3:00am…
            Yippee…

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Who won? Didn’t have a chance to look. I’ll google it now…lol.

          • Sunflower

            SERENA WON
            6 – 4
            6 – 4
            Phenomenal game..
            VENUS was the perfect match… however, little sister was a relentless force…
            Serena worked Venus from left to right… up and down… NON-STOP…!!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Awesome! Thank you! I didn’t have the chance to google it yet. Lol. Was responding to my messages. I’ll go and find the highlights online. I’m sure some site will have the full match and hopefully I will be able to watch.
            Their parents must have been so proud!
            Have you been awake since then or did you go back to bed? Lol

          • Sunflower

            Went to bed around 6:15pm..
            Watched the match on BBC.
            Woke up around 9:45am – Staying in bed is a waste -!
            Just came home from swimming and hubby is showing me CNN – major immigration protest @ JFK..!!
            I guess you could watch the MATCH highlights on YouTube… and there are many highlights.
            Enjoy…

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That’s not too bad. At least you got some sleep!
            Oh, i didn’t realize it was on BBC! I searched for it last night on my cable and it was on one of the sports channels that I don’t get. I never even thought to look for it on BBC!
            Didn’t know about the JFK protest. Haven’t seen the news today. I am trying to catch up on some shows on my DVR, so I’m watching Top Chef right now.
            I’m sure I’ll be able to see The Open highlights, especially since this was a record!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            It says Serena has set a new record- this is her 23rd Grand Slam title. She was previously tied for the record at 22 Grand Slams with Steffi Graf. So cool! Glad you got to watch it Live! History in the making! 🙂

          • Sunflower

            Margaret Court from Australia is the only woman who still holds 24 Grand Slam titles.
            Don’t like to talk about Serena surpassing her… because I want Serena to be healthy and happy. She is engaged… and maybe her life will take another direction… who knows!
            Indeed…History has been made last night…
            I cried a little when the two sisters hugged each other after the game was over… they both looked radiant… and so sweet!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh, so perhaps Serena holds the title as the American woman with the most titles.
            That does sound sweet! Happy for them. 🙂

  • I just read that FancyPants is leaving RHOC. bye Felicia!

  • Cookie Lyons

    The piglet of Karen Gravano is another scam. Her relationship to the hood boyfriend was not exactly the way she put it on TV either.

    • chacha1

      That pig Karen Gravano and her scum boyfriend Storm ….. they think people are impressed with their lifestyle of being hood rats and all she really is is the daughter of the biggest RAT of them all Sammy the Bull Gravano ….. her and that other asshole Rene Graziano and their bragging “do you know who my fatha is” F them

  • Sunflower

    Good Day America….

    Serena Williams – Australian Grand Slam Champion 2017…!!!
    Venus Williams – Held her own and was the perfect match for her little sister… Congrats as well.
    Best match ever….
    6 – 4
    6 – 4

  • Sunflower

    Marlo Hampton is allegedly being investigated by Neiman Marcus for credit card fraud…??
    Hmmm…

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Wow. Not surprised… She has a very shady past with many, many previous arrests. I’ll never understand why people who commit fraud would go on a reality show and flaunt their material possessions…smh…makes no sense to me. I guess most of them are sociopaths and have no conscience, so that’s one explanation…

      • Sunflower

        Not surprised either… living their lives showing their “booster” possessions and living off credit card scams.
        I also saw a picture the other day of Nene on WWHL in a transparent flowery pink dress with a huge price tag inside the back of her dress. Unfortunately, her long ponytail didn’t cover the price tag fully when she turned around.
        These are the people who “throw shade” at others 24/7.
        They are all sociopaths and felons!
        I am shaking my head at the people who befriend them….

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Oh no! I didn’t see WWHL- I can’t believe Nene still had the tags on! They probably buy all of these expensive clothes at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, etc., wear them once and then return them and buy something else. I wonder if that is what Marlo was doing. I would think you would be blackballed after a while with all these stores if you continue to do that.

          • Sunflower

            I didn’t see WWHL either with Nene and the price tag “anchored” on her transparent dress.
            My neighbor sent me the link of a photo taken from the back… while she was standing and ready to sit down.
            She had a long ponytail that didn’t fully cover it.
            Those high ponytails and side ponytails are covered ups…. LOL…

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oops! Lol
            Never realized the pony tail was a cover up! Lol. I’ll have to look harder next time I see one of them with their hair styled a certain way…

          • Sunflower

            LOL…
            PONYTAIL GATE….

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Hehe….
            You know everything they say or do is deliberate, so I wouldn’t be surprised if she planned her hairstyle around the outfit and placement of the tags. Lol. I’ll have to play closer attention next time.
            I stopped watching WWHL because I really don’t care for Andy anymore. I used to watch if there was a guest/HW I really liked, but I haven’t watched in several months. I just find his games obnoxious and annoying. I also don’t like how he asks guests if they’ve “ever swam in the lady pond.” Ugh. It drives me crazy….lol.

          • Sunflower

            Lady Pond… what is that..?!
            Calling ladies-down-under a Pond… sounds “fishy” coming from Andy.
            They made some changes in the WWHL Clubhouse and the new bright carpet they have drives me to fire a bazooka.
            You haven’t missed out on anything!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            The “swimming in the lady pond” means if you have been intimate with another woman. (I guess like a dating pool/pond full of women? Lol)
            How is that any of his business? Smh. I heard he actually asked Oprah that question and she was offended by it (and rightfully so imo). What kind of talk show hosts asks his guests about their sexual encounters? Smh….
            I guess the new carpet makes you stabby? Lol. I would probably feel the same way. I’m not a fan of crazy patterns.
            Do you ever watch Shahs of Sunset? Reza’s apartment makes me stabby with all the conflicting patterns. Lol

          • Sunflower

            LOL… LOL…
            Thanks for your thorough explanation.
            I know what “dipping in the lady pond” is.
            I just needed to put a smiley face asking that question.
            What I meant to ask was…
            “Who in there right mind asks their female guests such a question”… very sexist coming from a gay man…
            Don’t you think..?

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Lol…I figured you knew what it was. He asks it almost every episode! lol
            I don’t think it’s appropriate either. It is very sexist imo. I never see him asking men if they swam in the man pond. It’s none of his business who “swims” with who…

          • Sunflower

            He is soo rude….
            On another note… I have been enjoying “Dirty Dancing” this weekend with Patrick Swayze and the “original” Jennifer Grey.
            Late last night was playing on different channels… and today again – early morning – on Bravo.
            I miss Patrick… gone too soon…

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Aww… I love that movie! A classic for sure.
            Yes- he really was gone too soon… such a shame.
            I’ve been trying to clear out my DVR all weekend. I have all kinds of things recorded. My husband hates anything Bravo with the exception of Million Dollar Listing NY, so when he is home, we usually watch something that we both like. I’ll be catching up on my Bravo shows tomorrow while he’s at work! Lol 🙂