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Ray Lewis’ TV Career Resurrected by Fox Sports 1

Courtesy Fox Sports 1/YouTube

After a full year off the air, Ray Lewis has been given another chance to shine on cable TV.

John Waters Loses his Head on ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’

Waters talking about William Castle in 2011. Still via Jeffrey Schwarz/YouTube.

Chalk up another campy TV appearance for Baltimore’s John Waters.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Tapped for Election Night Analyst Role on ABC

Courtesy Mayor SRB/Twitter
Courtesy Mayor SRB/Twitter

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won’t be sitting and watching on a screen who voters pick to replace her in office on Nov. 8. Instead, she’ll be on the other side of the monitor with a team of journalists and experts hired by ABC News to provide live election night analysis.

“My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” Features Couple from Hagerstown, Md.


My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, the cable television hit that features gypsies in England, Ireland and other parts of Europe, comes closer to home with My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. One couple on the show lives in Hagerstown. Md. and will be featured on the finale of the eight-part show which premieres Sunday, April 29 on TLC at 10. The finale airs June 17.

Nettie and JR of Hagerstown, Md., are featured on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

The Maryland couple, JR and Nettie, eloped when they where teenagers.  Now, 14 years and three children later, Nettie wants the big gypsy wedding and she gets it, complete with a super-sized gypsy wedding dress and a “bachelor” party for JR.

Gypsies keep their family life guarded to preserve gypsy culture. “Gypsy men go out and make the money, and gypsy women stay home and take care of the kids…change the baby diapers,” says JR.

Women drop thousands of dollars on the most extravagant dresses for their weddings, which they begin to dream about at an early age.  “Soon as the baby’s even born, gypsies are already planning the wedding,” says wedding dress designer, Sondra Celli. “The girl could be two and they ‘ve already got the wedding dress in their head.”

Nettie and JR are from a gypsy community known as Romanichals, who came to America from England in the 1800s.  On the show, JR’s father says of the Romanichal gypsies, “We’re just badass, and that’s it!”