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Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Mob Wives Costars Rally in Support During Cancer Battle: 'You're a Fighter'

Originally posted 02/04/2016 11:55AM

[CUSTOM_PLAYER_BRIGHTCOVE "4739043302001" "371" "600"] As Angela "Big Ang" Raiola fights for her life, she can count on family, friends and her Mob Wives costars to be in her corner.

On Tuesday, Raiola's sister Janine Detore created a GoFundMe page seeking $25,000 for alternative cures since treatments for the VH1 star, who was hospitalized after stage-4 lung and brain cancer, have not been working.

In the days since, her costars on the reality show have taken to Twitter and Instagram in a show of support for the woman they call their "momma bear."

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Inside Mob Wives' Big Ang's Son's N.Y.C. Wedding: A Frank Sinatra Impersonator and a Lamborghini!

Originally posted 09/18/2015 07:25AM

When Mob Wives' Angela "Big Ang" Raiola's son Anthony Donfrio wed fiancée Gabriella Celestino on Aug. 28, the family went all out for the big NYC affair.

"This was a once in a lifetime wedding," Raiola, 55, tells PEOPLE of the nuptials held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center. "It was something out of a magazine. The flowers, the table setting, just the room itself. The feeling that I had. I can't even describe it. It was overwhelming."

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Filed Under: People Picks, VH1, TV News

Mob Wives' Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola on Life After Throat Cancer: 'I'm Learning How to Swallow Again'

Originally posted 09/17/2015 07:40AM

Life threw Mob Wives star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola a devastating curve ball this past March, when she was diagnosed with a lemon-sized tumor in her throat.

Now, after two major surgeries, the once party-loving reality star, whose cancer journey will be documented on the next season of VH1's Couple's Therapy, tells PEOPLE that she's on the mend, and turning her entire life around.

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WATCH: Dating Naked Contestant Strips Down (Her Emotions) in Season 2 Premiere

Originally posted 07/22/2015 01:00PM

One Dating Naked contestant is wising up to the naked truth that she faces romantic competition on the reality dating show.

In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peak at the season 2 premiere of Dating Naked, Kerri feels a flash of envy when Chris appears smitten with another disrobed woman, Jenny.

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Filed Under: VH1, TV News

Dating Naked Season 2 Supertease: 'This Is, Hands Down, the Weirdest Date I Have Ever, Ever Been On'

Originally posted 06/29/2015 02:00PM

On the second season of VH1's daring-and-baring reality show Dating Naked, two singles prove without a doubt that they're in the, uh, nude for love.

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A Short History of Pop-Up Video

A Short History of Pop-Up Video

Originally posted 01/08/2015 05:20PM

Thirty years ago this week, Video Hits One began offering the too-old-for-MTV crowd a sensible alternative. That channel would eventually grow into the entity we know today as VH1, and with that name, it would nail that pop culture nostalgia sweet spot with series like Behind the Music, VH1 Storytellers and more.

But above all the VH1 hits, it was Pop-Up Video that captured the hearts and minds of a certain kind of media-addled, know-it-all geek. The series first exploded in 1994, and our culture of nostalgia and trivia obsession has only grown stronger in the Internet age. With a hat tip towards VH1's big 3-0, People spoke with Woody Thompson, co-creator of Pop-Up Video, about how this landmark series came to be.

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Filed Under: VH1
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Costars Shocked by VH1 Star Stephanie Moseley's Apparent Murder

Costars Shocked by Stephanie Moseley's of Apparent Murder-Suicide Involving Husband

Originally posted 12/09/2014 06:55PM

The horrible news was hard to believe.

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Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty; Splash News Online
VH1 Star Stephanie Moseley and Husband Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

VH1 Star Stephanie Moseley and Husband Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Originally posted 12/09/2014 09:20AM

Stephanie Moseley, a star of VH1's NBA cheerleading drama Hit the Floor, and her husband, the rapper Earl Hayes, died Monday in a suspected murder-suicide, police confirmed to PEOPLE.

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Filed Under: VH1, Death, Murder
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Ballerina Misty Copeland Starring in New Dance Reality Show

Ballerina Misty Copeland Starring in New Dance Reality Show

Originally posted 11/20/2014 07:45PM

As a soloist in the American Ballet Theatre and the subject of a widely popular Under Armour ad, Misty Copeland can now add TV star to her résumé.

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Filed Under: VH1, Reality TV
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Watch Nicole Richie Rap at a VH1 Concert

Watch Nicole Richie Rap at a VH1 Concert

Originally posted 11/16/2014 06:15PM

What can't Nicole Richie do?

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