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Shaunie O'Neal dishes about 'Basketball Wives,' Royce Reed

Shaunie O'Neal in time for NBA All-Star Game weekend

Just in time for the NBA All-Star game, "Basketball Wives" star Shaunie O'Neal -- a.k.a. Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife -- is shutting down rumors that beau Marlon Yates has been fooling around with co-star Royce Reed, and sounding off about the rest of the drama that's been percolating when the cameras are off.

Rumors had been flying around the VH1 reality show as NBA All-Star weekend approached, with sources saying that O'Neal's model-boyfriend Yates had has buying gifts for Dwight Howard's baby mama, allegedly with O'Neal's money. But O'Neal has said that's preposterous.

"Royce is not guaranteed to come back for Season 3. We are really trying to come up with something else and she's aware of it," O'Neal told the Ministry in a phone interview.

Guess that's what happens when a "basketball wife" starts dating outside the basketball arena, and can't talk about the basketball player who's the father of her child?

L.A. resident O'Neal had a busy weekend on tap. She's planning to take her children (P.S. She has five!) to the All-Star game on Sunday at Staples Center, hit her son's basketball tournament in Anaheim and host a charity event at the Louis Vuitton store in Beverly Hills.

Basketball Wives cast -- how many are going to the NBA All Star Game? She's also been dealing with the Reed fallout. O'Neal said the show (currently eight episodes into its second season) has outgrown Reed, "Wives'" Camille Grammer-equivalent, and she's desperate to stay relevant.

"Season 1 we establish [Royce] as Dwight Howard's ex-girlfriend and mother of his son. Season 2, she's now dating again, or dating other people that she seems to be pretty serious with," O'Neal said. "And she can't talk about her son, she can't talk about Dwight, and it's no connection any more, and the legal part of it has almost gotten more strict."

O'Neal said her boyfriend, Yates -- a runway model and actor who is shooting two pilots -- never really interacts with Reed outside of Twitter or social events, and has been dragged unwillingly into the drama.

"He's been extremely supportive and patient, and I'm so appreciative," she said, "because it's dumb stuff like this that can really mess up somebody's relationship. But he's standing by me and supporting me and knows what's BS and what's not."

Exec producer O'Neal said she's in talks to cast a replacement for Reed, whom she said is building up hype in the hopes that fans fight for her to stay.

"It's unfortunate that she would feel that she has to strum up these lies or just lie at all just to keep herself relevant. It could have been a lot smoother and easier ... but lying on people and that kind of stuff is really childish and very unprofessional," O'Neal said.

Reed doesn't seem to be taking anything lightly: She supposedly banned the "Basketball Wives" from her NBA All-Star weekend event. And according to O'Neal, Reed picked fights with cast members Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams during the taping of the reunion show last Saturday. That simply added to the show's fair share of catfights in Los Angeles, Miami and most recently Madrid, where the wives ganged up on Reed, who seemed to be having a miserable time. (Watch the clip.)

"It's all realistic, if you get a group of ladies and you stick them together almost every day for three, four months you're going to have some catfights," O'Neal said.

"You're going to have that with women in general. It's in every circle and just depends on the amount of time you spend with each other."

The drama-filled reality show has even piqued the interest of ex-husband Shaquille O'Neal, from whom she split in 2009 but "is supportive of what I do," she said.

"There's some times he wants a sneak peek of what's going on. He might see a preview and he'll call me and be like, 'Oh my God, what's going to happen?' "

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Photos, from top: Shaunie O'Neal from the VH1 series "Basketball Wives"; the cast of "Basketball Wives." Credits: VH1

 
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Shaunie, you, Evelyn, and Jennifer are just straight up bullies. You all still act like you are in high school, wanting to control everyone. Evelyn is a straight up whore, who probably slept with your ex-husband Shaq, and you just don't know her. There is not one thing classy about any of you. You think because you can take expensive trips, and buy designer clothes that that makes you classy. You all are pathetic. Get into the word of God and stop tripping.

Why is everyone picking on Royce. She's not doing anything that you others don't do. Staying neutral is a good idea to me. She said one thing she shouldn't have said to Tami, but she corrected that mistake by warning Susie. You guys have kinda made her an outcast from day one. She's more relevant than Evelyn who doesn't have a kid or was she ever married to a basketball player. I like her character but lets be real.

Shaunie, love the show. I've just started watching this season and look forward to it. Keep doing what you're doing (taking care of you and the kids). Please do get rid of Royce. She has no sense of class, can't dress and her hair, well.. Looking forward to next season. If you don't add more basketball wives, please do have them drop in for guest appearances. That counts!

I think they should pay attention to the message they send to young women and girls. Im glad God blessed them with money and Shaunie has her own within her own right. However thats your show lady, I think that was awful how they did Tami. Some black woman shouldve been the bigger person to say to Evelyn, thats messed up. Keeping it real how Shaunie dont know who all slept with her man when they were married. Nobody wants to step to Evelyn, not too long ago she was looking like a fool over a man she wasnt even married too. At least Tami was a wife!!!! and she is real. Some of those women are just too hollywood.... money , fame and power. Really is that what its all about. We need to help some sisters out. Sometimes we just dont realize our worth, due to words and how we feel and looking at others . Tami is attractive all the ladies are they all was different yet pretty in there own way. But all remind me of covergirls by T.D. Jakes. I want to see Tami in a good place, she may act ghetto sometimes but I will roll with her before any of those others. Tami has heart and displayed character that she want stand for anything just because the jones does. All the others ladies except for Tami and Royce needs the fame , they crave it. And thats sad!

I agree they can gain this whole world and loose there soul. This show really make you look at them different. like they can be pretty on the outside but it makes you wonder whats going on inside. It is some hurting women, Some things people would be shameful to do or say now everythng is perverted and out in the open... there is deliverance for us all.

I believe it is time for Royce to leave the show. She doesn't seem as interesting as the rest of the cast. It's also time for Suzi to leave because she is just too disconnected from all the women. And last, but not least Tami please replace her because she is straight hood and wants to fight everytime she gets any liquor inside of her body. I will continue to watch the show because it's great entertainment for me. Thanks Shaunie

ok...shaunie..she used to be cool...now she is messy ..i mean m-e-s-s-y! Jen..need a mind of her own ...quit using evelyns'...speaking of evelyn...you say you down....i think you are bitter....get over not having your wedding and quit trying to play hard! Tami...gurl...I love me some tami...a real down to earth sista...you just need to quit drinking...you start hearing voices! Royce...im not sure why everyone is hating on you...you may be the realest...i commend you for trying to fit in but sweetie you are out of your league....you're must classier!
The other 2 are non factors !!!!.....That's just how i see it.

Wow, so that is the beef with Shaunie and Royce - the model/actor boyfriend. I wondered why she was so petty with Royce - Wow, Shaunie just can't keep a man - And I agree with everyone - nobody is connected with ballplayer - so why is she soo eager to kick Royce to the curve - Evelyn the sleeping dog is with Chad until he finds another woman - & then she will be bitter - Let's keep it real Chad is gonna get what they all have gotten from her (Evelyn). This story is a hot mess - wow.

Shaunie is an instigator. She throws a rock and hides her hand. In her attempt to keep her show going she pretends to be neutral but she is really messy. She is also very immature. Royce is very cute but she really doesn't fit in with them. She's not pretentios and preys on men for men-most of them have with the exception of Jen. Jen is quite capable of making it with or without Eric. The on;y thing she need to do is re-evaluate her relationship with Evelyn. If she doesn't, she's going to lose a lot more. Personally, I don't feel like Jen and Evelyn are best friends anyway. They are more like friends who hang out. Remember when Jen introduced her gloss line...Evelyn knoew nothing of it. Isn't that something you would share with someone you call "Ya Gir;"? Evelyn....whew....let me say it like this..."It's hard enuff being what u are..let alone what you aint." This is an old saying my grands used to use. You are trying wayyyy too hard. You were a girlfriend/fiance for 10 years-never a wife and you are not a wife now. You are engaged to a man who is very well known for his unfaithfulness and self-absorption...What are you doing? Ask yourself...Where do you think you will end up behind all of this? A few trips and a ring...Is it worth it? Ok...Suzie...yep, it's time to go. You no longer fit in either and it will be even harder moving forward. Gloria...you are just yound and delusional. You will see the big picture soon. Children have never kept a man with a woman, nor have they made a man be or become faithful. These are things they must already possess within themselves before the can successfully manage a home, wife, children and career.

I REALLY THINK ROYCE IS JEALOUS OF THE FACT THAT HER SITUATION DIDN'T WORK OUT AS PLAN (BY HAVING BABY AND THINKING SHE WAS GOING TO GET A HUSBAND AND THE LIFE STYLE ALL OF YOU'LL HAVE). I DON'T LIKE HER SHE IS MISERABLE. SHE FEELS THE SAME WAY ABOUT YOU SHAUNIE BUT CAN'T SAY BECAUSE WANTS TO BE ON YOUR SHOW. I LOVE EVE,JEN,TAMI AND YOU. BUT GLORIA,ROYCE AND SUZANNE NEEDS TO GO SIT DOWN SOME WHERE. ROYCE NEEDS TO BE OFF THE SHOW SHE HAS NO PURPOSE.

I LOVE THE SHOW. SHAUNIE DON'T LISTEN THEM HATERS OUT THERE LIVE LIFE THE WAY YOU ARE AND AS FAR AS ROYCE GOES GET RID OF HER SHE MAKE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH. YOU WILL GET POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE COMMENTS BUT THAT IS JUST LIFE SO FORGET ABOUT THE NEGATIVE AND CONTINUE THE SHOW.

I love this show. I have to agree with the persons comment about Royce being jealous of a few things. She is definitely out of her element because she has no money no real career and no real man. If anyone sleeps with a person on the first day or after two months they have to answer to God not you. People kill me talking that crap as if the have never done anything they would jot be ashamed of! Pray instead of judge. I love the lord but I realize everyone morals and values are different. People are in search of so
Ethnic and don't think anything is wrong with how they live their lives! It takes someone (god) to help them feel complete so pray that they find him and don't judge.

The season FINALE was the kicker. Evelyn admitted to doing what has been the primary taboo of all of these girls. Being a groupie and sleeping with Tami's husband. This was so important to Shaunie that she ousted Gloria because she supported her sister who slept with her ex and all of them disrespected Royce because they thought she was just a groupie. Evelyn is the biggest hippocrite of them all. I do recall hearing her say Gloria should not support her sister because "wrong is wrong, I don't care if it's blood." In conclusion, I will say this, Royce, Tami, and Gloria are out of their league dealing with these women. If I were them, I would want to leave the show, especially Tami before she catches a murder one case. Jen and Shaunie are fine and I understand what they are doing but Jen please be careful when it comes to Evelyn. As for Evelyn, you are scum and deserve what is in store for you with Ocho!

Enjoyed the shows but the reunion was over the top. Royce is my least favorite and this year. She has been such a witch... it frustrated me. I may be lost in the crowd next season if she is still in the mix.

After looking at the reunion show, Royce definitely needs to GO. She is loyal to no one and to hear her say that she looks up to Tami - wow. Royce creates all of the drama. I like Evelyn's honesty - keeps it real. Jennifer internalizes everything but that is NOT a sign of weakness. She has inner strength and does not have to shout or be crabby to be heard. Tami is ok as long as she is sober. Gloria is not relevant but I like Suzy. Shaunie is very pretentious. Looking forward to Season 3.

royce is the most outspoken and i like her,she is better than all the other fakes especially evelyn.

Shaunie dont lose your grip on reality and the truth. Evelyn is just a mean attention seeking whore. Jen is a little puppy that only pretends to have balls bc she is on camera and around Evelyn. You weren't like that last season. So both of them are fake and drama whores. Royce has messed up but she has learned from her mistakes. Tami is cool. She doesn't put up with stuff. Suzie was a wimp and hopefully she can stop being one. Gloria is cool but she does tend to sugar coat things. The show us entertaining bc they make fools of themselves but it really shouldn't be called basketball wives bc none of them are.

Seriously Shaunie, what’s your real reason for not having Royce come back? None of the Women qualify as BBWives so why single out Royce? Can you at least at least give a reason with substance for not keeping her?
For such a gorgeous lady, your character could stand some refining. Looks will fade but your character will not. Shaunie, you are suppose to be a leader...perhaps it would not hurt to read a book on leadership qualities, that is, if you’re sincere about the impact you’re leaving with your friends and your audience. (You do have an audience...you know?) Or are your motives just to clearly let these ladies disgrace themselves so your ratings can continue to go up.
Whatever Shaunie, for the viewers who had such admirable expectations of you and your show, it’s not too late to redeem yourself for season 3.

Shaunie is exploiting these women. Her real friends are in Los Angeles. Royce is just as relevant to the show as the rest of the women...none of them are with basketball players. Tammi appears to have a drinking problem, but I still like her. I would like her more if she didn't try so hard to be Evelyn's friend. I don't understand why any of the women kiss up to Evelyn. I think Evelyn is fake and she doesn't care any more for Jennifer than she does any of the other women. Jennifer is her flunky! I wish Jen had come to her senses...left Evelyn alone and worked to save her marriage instead. If by some miracle Ochocinco decides to marry Evelyn she will be as happy as a lark to lawd it all over lonely Evelyn. I like Ashley...she doesn't give a @#?! that the "circle" doesn't like her. She has more class in one finger than all of the rest of the women put together. Gloria is just a kid...but I like her spunk. She difinitely a'int afraid of Shaunie! Someone said these women should go to church...I agree. They all curse too much. That is so unbecoming!! They need Jesus bad! I once heard the expression "ho-rina" but didn't realize the effect of it til I saw Evelyn with Ochocino when she visited him in Cinci. He tried to be gentlemanly and arranged for a hotel but like a "ho-rina" she went to bed with him on their first date. Is she desperate or gold-digging?

Well, I hate to say it but I lov Royce and Tami. Evelyn is too fake. She is a bitch, someone tell Jennifer the contacts don't work, she is probabily the realist of three-some (shawnie, Evelyn & Jenn) but please try some better contacts boo. Shawnie is just boring and a bully, she is sad to watch' you have been blessed with wealth but kind anything better to do but click attack women of color? whoaa seriously what ever happened to uplifting? I guess it doesn't sell as well as ulgy; and we all know they intentially ambushed Tami. Becareful because you know what they say ... what comes around...

I cant understand why they want Royce gone when she is the only real woman on the show everybody else is fake. If any body needs to be gone its Evelyn before she sleeps around with everybodys men and start drama with all the women . OH MY BAD get rid of Evelyn and you kow Jen is gone .I really wonder just how far will Jen let Evelyn take her .If I stop watching it will be because I can,t stand another minute of Evelyns fakeness she is no one friend

SHAUNIE PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND GET NRID ROYCE SHE IS CLEARLY SMELLING HER .THE LAST REUNION SHOW SHE LIED..I WATCH YHE SHOW FAITHY.I REALLY LIKE EVELYN JENNIFER AND OF COUSE YOU.SHE TOOK ALL THE GIRLS TO SPAIN,WHEH E SHE USE THAT SMART ASS MOUTH AND IT WAS ON YOUR DIME I WOULD HAVE LEFT HER IN SPAIN. PLEASE,PLEASE, PLEASE GET RID OF HER YOU HAVE ENOUGH WITH TAMI THE SHOW WILL DO ALRIGHT WITHOUT HER.

Ya'll nd to leave royce alone

 
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