Sunday, October 21, 2012


VH1 Mob wives star Drita Davanzo is many things but one of the most stand out traits is her ability to overcome and rise above obstacle's.
The separated mother of two has never been shy of tough times and struggle so when she found herself in the position of being able to help others she was the first to jump at the opportunity to create "SINGLE BUT NOT ALONE", A charity aimed at providing much needed assistance to single parent families who are faced with the day to day struggle that Drita herself has been faced with throughout her life.

With the sponsorship of MHP 8 Hour Alert, Single but not alone is able to provide families with much needed Household Items, Food and School Supplies for children to limit the stress of struggling parents.

Recently Drita teamed up with Nascar Driver David Ragan at the Talladega Super Speedway to compete and raise funds in the 500 mile Nascar Sprint Cup Series where they placed 4th and raised over $5000 for Single but not alone.

Still in it's early stages the Charity is set to boom as one of America's much needed and resourceful organisations and with the continued support of MHP the results will be life changing for many.

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Drita's photoshoot for MHP's new Fit & Lean Pudding and 8 hour Alert! Buy MHP's breakthrough energy solution and a portion of your purchase will go to help contribute to Drita's charity for single mothers.
A portion of every purchase is donated to Single but not alone.


Sunday, October 7, 2012


Hi Drita, Before I fire away and bombard you with questions I would
love to tell you that you are huge here in Australia, Your mob rolls
deep worldwide! 
I have also met some AMAZING people through your
social networking sites Face book and Twitter, I would have to say you
have some Die hard fans.....but I have to know, What is your most
memorable fan encounter?
My craziest experience besides someone crying uncontrollably when they met me was when a 90 year old man came to meet me and said it was something he had to do before he died.Bucket List. 
He said "Before I die I wanted to meet you and tell you that you are an inspiration to all single moms and you give woman hope". You teach them to stand up for themselves!"
He told me his nephew left his wife and children when they were young and was never around for them but because he watched the scenes with me and my daughter's he went to apologize to his kids because he was not there for them. 
It actually changed all of there lives in a positive way. He wished my family and I the best of luck and health and told me he wished everyone would be as real as I was. I will never ever forget what he said and yes he made me very emotional. I cried. It was an amazing experience and I have had tons of them since then but that was my first.

I understand you and your husband Lee are in the process of divorce, I
understand this must be very hard for you because despite the pain you
can tell he is and has always been a big part of your world.
how are both you and your two girls coping with this and do you
believe that there may be a chance to reconcile once he comes home?
I would not get back with Lee. I hope we can be great friends but I just know that no matter what I will make our relationship miserable because I will not be able to trust him.
Once I lose respect for someone they might as well just stay far away from me because I become such a different person. 
When I was younger my best friend slept with my boyfriend and I just never ever spoke to her again. I never thought of her either.
 I have that ability when I am angry with someone I cared for. I block them out of my mind and heart and move on. The problem with Lee is he will forever be a part of my life so I can't do that but hopefully I can gain trust and respect with him again and then we will see what goes on from there. 
Right now...I am enjoying my life and being single and dating is fun but meeting someone is not my main priority...building an empire for my daughter's is.

If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be
and what would say to them?
I would love to meet Mother Teresa. I remember when I was younger I had to write about my heritage and anyone I looked up too and because Mother Teresa was also Albanian I was so excited to write about her.
I was just always be amazed on the knowing that a women like this existed in life. Incredible...just absolutely incredible.

If you were stranded on a desert Island, What three items would you
take with you?
 This is funny because I always read what would be the three things someone would bring on a deserted island and never understood why no one ever says A BOAT. lol
I would bring a BOAT,MAP,AND FOOD.

  You are well known for the "Evil Eye" which is part of the logo for
your cosmetic and accessory line and also something you have tattooed on the back of your neck?
 If you see any Albanian kid running around they most likely have an evil eye pin on  It was something that my mom use to put on me as a kid and all my cousins would wear it. 
I never understood what it meant until I got older and then realized it was not just an Albanian thing and an Albanian belief. That many many countries have the same beliefs. 
The way it was explained to me was it wards of Evil. It wards of jealousy and hate.
If you have someone before you that with any bad intentions and they look at it...then whatever negativity they feel or wish on you...will not work. So it really is for protection. I actually am going to make an evil eye jewelry line and I have so many pieces of evil eye jewelry that I figured might as well tattoo it on me. But my tattoo is actually my EYE drawn...its pretty cool.

You are well known for your one liners and quotes, do you have any
personal favorites that have inspired you?
 I always  like to use analogy's when I describe how I feel ever since I was little.
I'm glad my fans appreciate my quotes and one liner's. They make me laugh when they post them. 
My favorite quote is When trust is out the door..then so am I. I strongly believe loyalty and honesty.

If you could speak as one unit to your entire fan base, what would
you want them to know?
 I love love love my fans. I honestly can say they helped me go through a very hard time in my life. They truly show me love and support and I don't think they realize how much I pay attention and appreciate it. I actually wish I can thank each and everyone of them individually but unfortunately I can't but I love reading there comments and I do appreciate there support. 

what CD would I find in your car stereo right now?
Adele (someone like you is one of my fave songs written)

what is your current ring tone?
 My ring tone right now is Twisted by Keith Sweat

whats your worst habit?

If you were written about in the newspaper, on the front page, what
would the headline say?
 I have been written about and have been on the front of the Staten Island Advance my whole life. One of the headlines said how Drita eats,drinks,and breaths Soccer:) 
I was a 3 time All Star and well known for my soccer skills. I think now the headline would say "Mob Wives season 2 ended now Drita can be stress free for a minute". lol

 Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see
play the lead role as you?
 I think Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba should play me in a movie......well my friends always say that. I say The Hulk should play me and call it a day. lol

I am really humbled by this question but I have to ask......Karen
and Ramona? Is there or will there ever be a chance of a friendship
and how have things been since the reunion?
 No, I would never be friends with them. I do not have anyone on the show that I grew up with. 
Renee and Carla grew up together and Karen and Ramona grew up together but if you had the chance to meet my real friends they do not talk shit about me all day everyday and I can't even count an argument that I have had with them. 
Bottom line is I only surround myself with positive people. Since the Reunion I have not seen Ramona and if I did I would probably leave so I don't end up doing something stupid. As far as Karen goes......we don't hang out and call each other but I have seen her and we are civil and cool with each other which I am happy about.

Recently you announced that you were unsure as to whether or not you
would return to Mob Wives for a third season to which your fans got
behind you even starting a petition? what is your response to this and have you made any decisions?
 LOL I fans are the best. I have no intention on leaving the entertainment world but did not decide on 3rd season yet. Its just not an easy decision to make but I will post on what it is I decide to know so my fans know. I would never let them down.

Recently you released a remix to French Montana's single "Every things
a go" and also perform live on stage with your long time Idol LiL Kim,
Can you tell us about about how you fell into the hip hop scene and
what it has been like working with these incredible artist?
 I actually have always been a true hip hop fan. I do listen to everything except country 
I have a love for rapping and have been doing it since I was really young. Writing lyrics and rapping is just a passion of mine. I have met several Rap stars in the past way before Mob Wives like Diddy, Gangstarr and Wu Tang. 
My ex boyfriend was actually in a Wu Tang video. That is kind of why my friend Nick from Bad Boy said to try doing a remix. He knew I loved rapping and can. Everyone I have met has been incredible and so good to me. I feel very very lucky

  Through doing this blog I have come to meet some people who have
known you for 20 years,They speak very highly of you and tell me;

"Drita is not a stuck up diva and would give you the shirt off her
back,She can't believe how her life has changed in a year and is doing
all she can to take care of her girls.
She loves, respects & cares about her fans."
She's an amazing mom, person & I'm proud to call her "friend"
 That is true. I would give you the shirt off my back. I was and always am nice to everyone. I was always known for smiling and being friendly but what I was most known for was sticking up for kids in school that could not stick up for themselves. 
I did beat up a lot of bullies in my life because I can't stand them. I never ever judge anyone. Ever. 
I treat everyone equal. 
Can you tell us about the misconceptions of who you really are and
about the judgments passed on you as a Fighter/Thug etc?
As far as those that say thug...fighter etc. They don't know me and those are the judgmental bullies I am talking about. I am extremely generous and that's probably why I don't have as much as I should but giving and helping someone makes me happy and so I will keep doing what makes me happy. 
As for fighting I don't condone it but I refuse to be bullied and I fight for what I believe in. Period.Case Closed.

Celebrity crush?
Favorite colour?
Favorite food?
Favorite movie?
Brave heart (Not crazy about Mel Gibson but that is my fave movie)

Those questions were for G.P, I asked them for General Purpose lol 

and to finish off.......I have an obligation to ask on behalf of
your down under mob, do you have any plans to visit us here in
 I would love to visit Australia!! And wrestle some 
yea right...I'm so kidding...I'm scared shit of any reptile...including a 2 ounce lizard!
 See I'm not so tough after all.

Thank you for lending your time, I can only imagine how busy you are
with the girls, The show and your Cosmetic line. I can't begin to tell you how glad I am to have had this opportunity.
Thank you!

If you cry, I cry.....
If you laugh, I laugh....
I have your back 100% at all times
But if ever you decide to come to Australia and wrestle a Crocodile
Just Sayin :)
But in saying that you make the best looking Dundee I have seen!



♥ Drita's Mob's message from Drita DAvanzo ♥
"Your the Looks like your blog is a success...Im happy for did a great job.
By the way if I didn't thank you on the blog...then thank really is amazing:)"

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Renee Graziano INTERVIEW

For two going on three seasons we have had both the pleasure and opportunity to Watch, Know and Love Renee Graziano.
During the time in which Renee has appeared on our screens she has taken us all on the very Real and Raw Roller Coaster otherwise known as her life.
We have smiled with her through the good times and literally had our tissue's with us for the bad and the one thing about Renee Graziano no one can deny is that she is nothing but passionate and deserving of happiness!

The separated single mum has her head screwed on and knows exactly who and what matters in her life, Her Son AJ and her Family!
Being the best mum she can be to her son is above and beyond all else in Renee's life and for that, I both respect and commend her.

Renee Graziano has lived a life of Love, Loss, Heartbreak and Pain which is why her choice to be resilient rising above her tribulations has inspired millions around the world.
As some of you may be aware Renee Graziano suffers from clinical depression to which she has been extremely open and Rawley honest about ultimately giving thousands of people not only a better understanding of the illness but also a chance to speak on it and where needed seek help.
I cannot begin to tell you all how much respect I personally have for Renee Graziano and have said many times that she is my all time favourite tweeter on twitter due to the the positivity and genuine nature of her words.

(Something Renee tells her fans on a daily basis before she goes to be)
My All time fave Tweet!

As you may know the 42 year old Stylist to the stars is the daughter of Big time known Mob associate Anthony Graziano and former wife of Hector pagen Jr who are both currently serving time in prison.
In season 2 of Mob Wives as Junior attempted to renew his relationship with Renee we saw him make a deal to avoid jail time in which he wore a wire to assist the DEA to bring his father in-law  Anthony Graziano down for extortion and other charges.
Junior played a key role in the arrest and sentencing of his father in law which also led to demise of his marriage and relationship with Renee.

DID YOU KNOW that Renee has written over 3,761 letters, Driven 153,674 miles to visits and spent thousands of dollars in accepted collect phone calls to her friends and family who have spent time in prison. 
She is Known for never missing a visit in 22 years and thanks to the Federal Bureau of Prisons has visited 43 of the 52 states and still counting.
This "Lifestyle" is the inspiration behind Renee's company Jail Mail Inc which is aimed at providing a greeting card service specifically geared towards enabling an enhanced method of correspondences between Families, Friends and their incarcerated loves ones.

Recently I made contact with Renee Graziano to request a moment of her time to ask her a few questions and despite not expecting a response from her she was not only very quick to respond but also extremely willing and happy to lend her time.
Soon after my conversation with Renee I took to social networking to gain some insight as to what readers wanted to know about Renee because I wanted this interview to be something Mob Wives fans were involved in and the response I received was incredible.

She was nothing less than I had expected her to be, Kind, Warm, Open and very receptive to my conversations.


Hi Renee, Before I shoot away with the questions I would like to say "Thank you Renee for your time" and express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity and honor of bring to my readers what will be one of my personal and favorite all time interviews.
For those of you who personally know me you would also know how much this particular interview means to me.

 I understand that you are currently in the process of filing season three of Mob Wives, Can you tell us what date we will be seeing you hit our screens again and what we should expect of season 3?
January 3rd! Yes u will see me in season 3 for sure! what would mob wives be without a RENEE

I have had a huge and overwhelming response of questions from fans wanting to know what your currant status is with your former husband Junior and where you stand today with your emotions regarding the situation that had occurred last year?
Do you or AJ still have contact with Junior?

In regards to Jr, No.....he is no longer a part of 
our lives and I choose not to talk about him because hes of no interest to me

Your father recently appeared in court and was sentenced to prison to serve time for an extortion plot, Can you tell us the time in which he is due to receive and what your currant status is with your relationship to him is and does he hold you responsible for what Junior did?
 My dad does NOT hold us responsible at all as we had nothing at all to do with Jr's evil plot to ruin our family.

I understand big things are happening for you in regards to your business ventures, Can you tell us what you are currently working on?
MOBCANDY has been my focus this year. Its a Shoe, Jewelry and Makeup line that is going to bring a smile to every girls face!!

The one thing you are most renowned for is your dedication and commitment to raising your son, Like any mother your face lights up when you speak of his name.
Tell us about your boy :)
Aj is my world and my life would bw empty without him.

 He is the reason I wake up and the reason I will continue to push through the pain.
he's a wonderful young man who unfortunately has gone through more then he should have. We are making changes to have a better life.
Can you tell us what your currant friendship status is with your fellow Mob Wives?
 my relationship w the girls is as crazy as my life lol but all is well 4 the most part so far

What 3 words could you best use to describe each of your cast members?

3 words 4 Drita - strong, caring, fun
3 words 4 Karen - loving, loyal, happy
3 words 4 Ramona - loyal, caring, family orianted
3 words 4 Big Ang - funny, fun, n loving
3 words 4 Carla - NOTHING comes 2 mind
3 words about Myself - comedic, kind, loving

Making the choice in season 2 to keep the camera rolling during the Ultimate Betrayal took reality Television to new heights because we have never seen anything more real than that particular episode which broke hearts all around the world, Can you tell us what influenced your choice to continue rolling?
I did the show so people could see what the criminal world does to a family and I could not  stop just because it happened to me, whats fair is fair

Do you have any scenes you regret or wish had been done differently from the show?
 I don't think a person should regret what they do but learn from mistakes. 
Sadly I have made a few in my day but I cant beat myself up over it any longer.
 I need to file it reference it and apply when necessary

What in your opinion are the three most Important qualities for a person to have?
 self respect, integrity, honest

You are one of the most passionate people I have seen and I understand you entrust your life to ONE man, Can you tell us about your faith and how it has changed your life?
I have always!!!! Have had a huge and most loving relationship with God from as early the age of 7.

What many people do not know about you is that prior to Mob Wives you were already an established professional, Can you name drop a few of the incredibly talented people you have had the opportunity to work with?
I have had the pleasure of working with some very talented and wonderful people in the entertainment industry.Some of he ones that stand out the most are TINA FEY,  50 cent ALEX BALDWIN 

What can we expect to see from you within the next year both personally and professionally?

What to expect of me this year? you'll see me go through whatever is ahead and deal with nothing behind me. 
Professionally? LOTS 
My most promising is working with children of domestic violence, I want to give back to GOD for making me a domestic violence survivor and not a victim. 

If you would talk to your entire fan base as one unit what would you like them to know?
If i could let my fan base know anything it would be to love themselves, Love others and that I appreciated each and everyone of the fans I have!

In closing, Again I would like to thank you Renee.
 I have had so many people ask me to pass on to you messages of Love, Support and Gratitude for having the strength to be yourself which has taught them to be stronger.
Many people have asked me to "Thank You" for giving them strength to get through the hard times in their lives and want you to know they Love you.
 Thank you so much!! xxoxoxoxoxoxoxox 
I really sincerely appreciate this and your questions! Hopefully I helped answer them best as I can.

This interview was a personal dream come true!!
Thank you Renee!
Meljae :) xxx

Dont foget to check out Renee Graziano's Official website and links to her social networking sites!