UPDATE: Lynda Milito, the widow of murdered Gambino capo Louie Milito and author of the Cosa Nostra tell-all “Mafia Wife: My Story of Love, Murder and Madness,” has hit producers of the all-in-the-crime-family reality series with a cease-and-desist letter.
I believe “Mob Wives” has proven to be their finest hour and is, most likely, their legacy. Congratulations guys.
(UPDATE SIDE NOTE: Don’t worry about that little ‘cease-and-desist’ thing – I think there are quite a few people on “Mob Wives” that can take care of that problem… if you know what I mean.)
I certainly hope as the show goes on you guys will order a step up in the violence. We all want more real life Mafia Hits and a lot of gratuitous violence (to accompany all that built in product placement that Electus will bring to the project).
I think I know why Ben was brought in by Harvey to help produce. If, for whatever crazy reason, this show gets canceled, I can imagine how the conversation between Harvey and Ben will go:
Ben (Eurotrash music thumps in the background): Huh?!
Harvey: I got a call from VH1, “Mob Wives” is canceled – I would like you to tell the “Mob Wives” in person.
Ben: We can’t cancel “Mob Wives” – their husbands are violent criminals, they’ll come after us. They need that $20,000 a week we pay them for money laundering.
Harvey: It’s over, Ben. This was your dumb idea. You tell them.
Ben: It wasn’t my–
Harvey: Shut up, Ben. Do it! And give me Barry Diller’s number, I need to pay the light bill.
Five minutes later, Ben makes a call:
Ricky Van Veen: Hee hee heeee!! Ah-oo-gah! You’ve got Rickaaaiiiee–!!
Ben: Cut the shit, Ricky. I need you to do me a favor. You know that show “Mob Wives” - it’s canceled. There’s a meat locker downtown where we have our production meetings, go down and tell them the show is toast.
Ricky Van Veen: No problema, hip master B!
At least, I THINK that’s how it would go.
I look forward to a further expansion of the “Mob Wives” brand and would love to see more wives of violent people. It’s just great television.
Maybe “Serial Killer Wives”, “Terrorist Wives”, “Dentist Wives” – it’s just an endless brand and really plays into Ben Silverman’s vision of the future of media.
Ben, dude, you are hitting on all cylinders.
Jill Kennedy – OnMedea