Slow News Day: NY Times Publishes So-What Story About 'Mob Wives'

A slow news day is all we can figure for this excuse of a story by the regarding "Mob Wives." The excerpt below is probably the only segment worth reading:

"... The big question about the characters on this show (unlike, say, those “Housewives,” and the various jewelry, fragrance, clothing-line and book projects they aggressively promote while sipping cocktails and back-stabbing their friends) is why do it? It is one thing to have a camera show you on a safari to Africa, a recent plot point of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and another to show you sharing a newspaper headline with a bartender about the mob bust that just ensnared your ex-husband.

"The answer may be as simple as the sheer need to make a living: Ms. D’avanzo, who said she is starting a cosmetics line, recalled explaining to her parents (who were opposed to her doing the show) that reality stars go on to other opportunities. “Everyone is under the assumption in this lifestyle you have money buried under the yard, and that is not the case,” she said.

"The show has changed the women’s lives. Ms. Raiola reported that business at her Staten Island bar, the Drunken Monkey, is booming, packed with people asking for her photo and autographs. The women are working their Twitter accounts and making personal appearances in clubs from East Meadow on Long Island to Norwalk, Conn., to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Ms. D’avanzo has packed in close to a thousand people at clubs. Ms. Graziano, an occasional wardrobe stylist, revels in her new celebrity, attending Grammy-related parties at OK! magazine and the Playboy Mansion. “I was still trying to make sure everyone was O.K.,” Ms. Graziano said, referring to her previous job. “They said: ‘Stop. You’re the talent now.’ ”...

If you want, the whole article is here, at