July 19th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
The estranged wife of jailed basketball player Jayson Williams is the latest to be added to the cast of the forthcoming series, "Basketball Wives L.A.," a rep for the VH1 show confirmed to CNN.
Tanya Williams told the New York Post she has shot three episodes so far.
"I signed on to participate in the show to elevate the negative perception . . . that [it] is purposely filled with flighty, overly emotional and senselessly dramatic women," she told the Post via e-mail. "Yes, my life is chaotic, dramatic and surreal, but I am also a businesswoman."
As we previously reported, the West Coast spin off of Shaunie O'Neal's Miami-based "Basketball Wives" will include Gloria Govan, fiancée of Laker Matt Barnes; her sister, Laura Govan, former fiancée of Gilbert Arenas; Kimsha Artest, wife of Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers; and Imani Showalter, ex-fiancée of Charlotte Bobcats' Stephen Jackson.
Williams, a former New Jersey Nets player, is currently serving time for the fatal shooting of his limo driver.
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