April 23, 2014

Breaking News:

Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Six Injured In High School Stabbings -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

7.8 Aftershock Shakes Chile -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mob Wives Chicago Cast Revealed

( 4UMF NEWS ) Mob Wives Chicago Cast Revealed:

You likely have never heard of the five women who will star in VH1’s “Mob Wives Chicago” – the spinoff to the successful New York-based “Mob Wives” – but people who are up on their local mob history may recognize the infamous men who raised each of them.

The reality TV show stars Nora Schweihs, daughter of alleged Mob enforcer Frank “The German” Schweihs, Pia Rizza, daughter of Vincent Rizza, a dirty cop who worked for the mob before testifying against them, Christina Scoleri, daughter of Raymond Janek, an alleged “fence” for the mob, Leah DeSimone, daughter of alleged mob associate William “Wolf” DeSimone and Renee Fecarotta Russo, who owns Eye Candy Optics in Ukrainian Village and was raised by her uncle and alleged hitman “Big John” Fecarotta.

“I was looking for 100 percent real authentic relationships and friendships,” said show creator Jennifer Graziano over the phone from New York Tuesday. “That way we feel their pain and we feel their happiness. I was also looking for people with deep mob history. People who were right off the pages of the books.

“They all know each other and get along, but like any group of women you put together, they have issues.”

Graziano, whose father is Anthony Graziano, former “consigliere” of the Bonanno crime family, said she knew Nora because their dads served time together in prison. She met other “Mob Wives Chicago” candidates through friends and family. Some of the bigger names gave her a “hard no,” as she put it, while other women contacted her through Twitter and Facebook hoping to land a spot on the show.

“It’s an interesting way of being able to tell your story,” Graziano said of the show. “I know a few (cast members) were in the process of writing books. This is a way for them to express themselves and say ‘Yeah, I may have been this person’s daughter, but this is who I am and why I am who I am,’ whether it’s good or bad.

“And obviously, TV is appealing for the opportunities that can grow from there.”

The controversial show has been shooting in Chicago since December and is expected to wrap in May. Camera crews have mostly filmed in the cast’s homes and workplaces, but have also shot in Chicago clubs and restaurants, including The Newport Bar & Grill in Lakeview and The Fifty/50 and Bleeding Heart Bakery & Cafe in Ukrainian Village. Graziano said some locations refused to allow her show to film in their venues, but only about one out of every four or five.

Story @ Chicago Tribune