Furthermore it appears she has the evidence to back up her claim. She took some unsigned contracts and correspondence to court that clearly shows that Shaq himself was negotiating to become part of the reality show project. And on top of that, he included their 4 kids as well.
TMZ references new legal documents in which Shaunie claims that Shaq is blocking her new reality show out of spite in light of failed attempts at getting his own reality show off the ground. Although Shaq calls the claims as false, Shaunie counters, saying her ex-husband is OK with her show as long as she gives him $1 million.
Needless to say, Shaunie don’t play that as she’s been trying to get a judge to effectively give the go-ahead for her to put her four kids in her reality show. Needless to say, Shaq is strongly against that.
That means Shaunie would have to do an end run via the courts and that went down this morning, but that didn’t go her way, either.
The season for Basketball Wives may have wrapped, but the grind continues for the show’s creator, Shaunie O’Neal.
Attendees included singers Faith Evans, Melody Thornton and Shanice, Mechelle Epps (the wife of comedian Mike Epps), LailaAli, Misa Hylton, Niecy Nash, Tiffney Cambridge (‘Marrying the Game’), Cookie Johnson (Magic Johnson’s wife), Shaun Robinson (‘Access Hollywood’), Shamicka Lawrence and Sheree Fletcher (‘Hollywood Exes) and a few other familiar faces.
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Govan told TMZ that the show should only feature the WIVES of basketball players … and NOT random “hos.” Yeah, let that sink in for a moment. Anyway, the bottom line, according to her, is that the recent crop of women are ruining the reality show.
Govan — who was axed from the show after Season 2 — tells us she’s got a serious beef with show creator Shaunie O’Neal … explaining, “I feel like she didn’t keep [the show] in the basketball creed.”
“She shoulda kept ‘Basketball Wives,’ basketball wives” … adding, “There coulda been a ‘Housewives or a Ho’ show for everybody else later.”
Clearly, Laura is talking about cast members like Draya Michele (ex-GF of football player Orlando Scandrick) and Sunday Carter (who reportedly had a daughter with married ex-NBA star Larry Hughes.)
BTW, Laura’s kinda talking out of both sides of her mouth here because, well, er, she’s not a legitimate basketball “wife” either … even though she’s been engaged to Gilbert Arenas off and on for years.
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*”Basketball Wives” creator and star Shaunie O’Neal has played a more quiet role on the show compared to some of her more outspoken and dramatic co-stars.
Viewers have been used to looking for the story line to include fights, arguments, and personal moments being shared by front runners Tami Roman and Evelyn Lozada with Shaunie offering her occasional two cents or instigation.
Well, during her recent interview with Hello Beautiful, Shaunie says all is about to change as she plans to jump out of the backseat and show the world the “real” her from now on.
“I just feel like, at this point, I probably just didn’t speak up enough. Previous seasons, I kind of sat back and was like whatever, ya know, I’m here and I’m doing my job. Evelyn and Tami have a such a strong personality that it’s very easy to sit back and just let them go and not really have much to say.”
She also talked about the comment she made about Tami Roman to newcomer Tasha Marbury about the possibility that the two may or may not get along.
“I really don’t see and didn’t see it as negative, but I could understand where she was coming from. I think it comes in a place where she’s defensive about her past. I think anything said is kind of a touchy thing with her. Maybe it was negative in someone’s eyes, but I don’t feel that way. I still stand by what I said. At the end of the day it didn’t make a negative impression, so why the hell was it an issue at all?”
In terms of those fans out there that feel this season is boring, Shaunie says, “I think everyone has something to say [about the show] regardless. If it’s too dramatic, they have something to say. If it’s not dramatic enough, they have something to say and I realize that.”