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Apparently people watch Basketball Wives.

VH1's erroneously named franchise keeps coming back, with a fourth (!) season getting the green light and already underway for an hour every Monday night.

Who's starring this year? These nut jobs:

Basketball Wives Season 4 Cast

Here's a brief rundown of the "roster" and what we can expect in a season that promises to up the drama like never before ... eat your hearts out, Real Housewives.

1. Shaunie O'Neal, ex-wife of future Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal.

VH1's bio: "Shaunie's goal with her series was to shed light on the complex lives of the women who stand beside these larger-than-life professional athletes."

"She's here to show that it's not all glitz and glamour ... [She] is Queen Bee to the rest of the Basketball Wives, who swarm to her for advice and guidance."

That is beyond sad. This is her fourth season on the program.

2. Evelyn Lozada, ex-fiancee of Antione Walker, current fiancee of Chad Ochocinco (an NFL player, not a basketball star, and soon to be Chad Johnson again).

VH1: "She is highly regarded as a fashionista ... Evelyn is photographed not just because of ex-fiance's game, but because of her own impressive 'shoe game.'"

Whatever. Like Shaunie, she is an original cast member.

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Get ready to say goodbye to Chad Ochocinco.

No, the NFL star is not retiring (although that can't be too far off, given his waning effectiveness), he's just planning to change his last name back to Chad Johnson.

Seriously. After the ridiculous production involved in legally changing his last name to Ochocinco, Chad's changing it back just in time for his wedding this summer.

The reason? He doesn't want his wife to have a made-up last name. Noble. But couldn't she just stay Evelyn Lozada instead of being Mrs. Johnson or Ochocinco?

Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada

Ocho's wedding to his Basketball Wives fiancee is set for July in Florida, and the Patriots wide receiver plans to legally be Chad Johnson again by that time.

For her part, Evelyn swears she doesn't care what name she ends up with, and that the choice is entirely up to Chad ... but he is doing it for her, he says.

The only downside? Chad's legal fees, and how much it sucks for all of you who bought Ochocinco jerseys, though now at least they'll be a collector's item.

Evelyn Lozada and Chad recently postponed their wedding amid a firestorm of rumors that they were on the rocks, but apparently it's back on. Hooray.

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Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada are still very much together, and still getting married. But it was a close call, requiring the NFL star to save their relationship.

He did it the old fashioned way: Groveling.

Lozada put their wedding plans on hold after she suspected 85 was stepping out on her, but did not 86 the relationship altogether because Chad stepped up.

Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada

According to sources, Ocho broke down this week and apologized (for exactly what, it's unclear), saying he would do whatever it took to win Evelyn Lozada back.

He even suggested the two go to couple's counseling. Impressive.

Evelyn agreed and they'll seek help to work out their trust issues.

Through her rep, Evelyn said the following, "The strain from our busy schedules started to take a serious toll on our relationship. Yet after spending much needed quality time together, Chad and I are in a good space."

Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials, again!

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Chad Ochocinco's fiancee Evelyn Lozada may 86 the couple's wedding for good because she suspects 85 has been cheating behind her back, according to new reports.

The Basketball Wives reality star recently confronted the Chad after she became suspicious about his recent behavior ... and apparently wasn't moved by his reaction.

The couple hasn't split up, but the wedding is off ... for now.

Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco are (were?) set to marry this summer.

While Evelyn hasn't "officially" cancelled the wedding yet, things aren't looking good right now. It's still unclear if this will be resolved in time ... or at all.

To make matters worse, Chad and Evelyn were supposed to begin shooting their new reality show in just three weeks. That plan is also now up in the air.

Lozada was also at the center of cheating allegations recently - with Terrell Owens no less - but this time it's Ocho who's supposedly been running around.

We know you can't take the suspense, but we'll keep you updated. Stay tuned.

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Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has been convinced to come back for another season. She's so darn valuable, she was given an insane deal she couldn't pass up.

Evelyn was prepared to leave the VH1 "hit" before its fourth season, but she was given a package that allows her to work less, earn more, and get her own spinoff.

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Even a Basketball Wives cast member isn't dumb enough to reject that.

Earlier this fall, Evelyn had made up her mind that she was done with the show after a VH1 blog post suggested she cheated on her fiance, NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

(Cheated with Terrell Owens, to be exact).

However, once Evelyn Lozada let producers know she was out, they really made a push to keep her. Guess you gotta go all out to keep your prized "talent" in house.

Her new deal requires her to film half as often, with the flexibility to work around her daughter's school schedule and Chad's NFL games, all while getting a big raise.

The icing on the cake? The network promised to spin off Evelyn and Chad into their own show, documenting the months leading up to their wedding. Hallelujah.

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Evelyn Lozada swears she is DONE with Basketball Wives.

The reason is not because she was neither a wife, nor married to a basketball player. She's simply fed up and insists no amount of cash will change that.

Mmm hmm. Heard it all before. Like Sammi and Ronnie on Jersey Shore, she and the VH1 program always end up back together (and painful to watch).

Why is this time (supposedly) different?

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Sources close to Evelyn say Lozada made up her mind after VH1 posted a blog implying Evelyn cheated on fiance Chad Ochocinco with Terrell Owens.

Evelyn is furious and claims the rumor - which apparently surfaced earlier this year and was a point of contention with the network - is simply untrue.

She feels betrayed by the network, which has since pulled the blog. Still, Lozada has already decided enough is enough and says she won't be back.

Evelyn is now looking for other opportunities and will focus on planning her upcoming wedding to Ochocinco, according to reports. Thank goodness.

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Basketball Wives star and Chad Ochocinco fiance Evelyn Lozada may soon follow in his foxtrot footsteps. She's in talks to join Dancing With the Stars!

Producers reportedly the idea of having the reality star on the show, especially since she's engaged to Chad, an NFL star who was a past contestant.

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The show is even hoping to involve Ochocinco in some capacity, since he's a former DWTS-er and all. Not to mention a talented one. And hilarious.

No official word from the show on whether this lovely star of Basketball Wives, who is neither a wife, nor involved with a basketball player, will join DWTS.

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Sources say Evelyn Lozada is quitting Basketball Wives.

And it's not because she's actually engaged to a football player.

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According to TMZ, Lozada believes producers committed an intentional foul against her by divulging sensitive information regarding an illicit relationship from her past.

No word yet from Evelyn, but insiders claim she has already sent producers a scathing email because she thinks they revealed this affair tidbit solely to incite a confrontation between her and another woman on the show. Weird. That doesn't sound like a reality TV trick at all!

In other Basketball Wives news, it now appears as though Allison Mathis will NOT be replacing Royce Reed after all.

UPDATE: Evelyn is reportedly demanding $20,000 per episode or she's gone.

Evelyn Lozada Biography

Pic of Evelyn Lozada Evelyn Lozada has made a name for herself by dating athletes and being on reality television. She was engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker... More »
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