“It got a little too dark for me. I thought it was going to be silly drama like ‘How dare she leave my dinner party early?’ and stuff like that. I didn’t know it was going to be going in the direction that it did. Danielle [Staub] made a mockery of [the charity event for the child with cancer] and she thought it was about her. These are the kids I work day in and day out for. I have a foundation for children with cancer and these families are like my family, and for her to walk in there and blow up about me—you don’t do that. This is about a sick little girl, not her, so that was it. My husband’s thrilled. My sisters-in-law, they’re bummed, but they’re hoping I’ll come back for season three.”
—Dina Manzo explains how crazy Danielle made her depart the reality show that made them both famous. Don’t expect the drama to end on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” though, because Danielle has a personal vendetta against the other three ladies, too. We’ll miss Dina, though — and her cat, Grandma Wrinkles. [OK!] Keep reading »
Here are the bubbie-licious “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are leaving their appearance on “Live With Regis And Kelly” looking so glamorous even “Sex and The City” stylist Patricia Field would approve. [NYC, 7/2/09] Keep reading »
Four out of the five “Real Housewives of New Jersey” were on “Live With Regis & Kelly” this morning (though Jerry O’Connell was filling in for Regis) and the ladies talked a lot about Danielle, who was noticeably absent. One thing is for sure — Danielle, Caroline wants to kick your ass. Clip above! Keep reading »
With all the hullabaloo over Michael Jackson’s death on Thursday, I didn’t get around to watching part two of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion until this weekend. So glad Bravo reruns things a bajillion times, because part two was even better than part one! We went over the details of the Cop Without A Badge allegations about Danielle (she refused to comment on most of them, saying she would have her own book set the record straight) and found out how Dina and Caroline managed to marry brothers (Caroline made Albert first, and his brother Tommy, who had known Dina since she was a kid, eventually fell in love with her as an adult). The best part, however, came towards the end, when it was majorly implied that after filming was over, Danielle did something to get back at Dina. Whatever she attempted to do never actually happened and while Dina has decided to forgive her — or at least not make a public issue out of it — Caroline has not. She said that she’d never be able to forgive Danielle because “too much [had] gone down”, that she was “disgraceful” and “garbage.” So what did Danielle do?! I speculate, after the jump…. Keep reading »
This weekend, I was skimming through the TV Guide Channel trying to figure out what to watch, when I came across the description of VH1’s “My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding,” which said something to the effect of “Dina,” “wedding,” “fiance owns catering company,” and “New Jersey.” I thought—there can’t be more than one uber-rich Dina in the state of New Jersey who is related to people that own a banquet facility. And by golly, I was right—there isn’t! Before rising to distaste on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” housewife Dina Manzo had her wedding documented on VH1.
Soon, Dina (looking the same), Caroline (a little thinner), and even little Lexi lit up my living room as I watched the we-swear-we’re-not-part-of-the-mob clan plan the 600-person, $1 million dollar wedding. From watching Dina purchase her $10,000 Badgley Mischka dress which she called a bargain, to refraining from rolling my eyes as she demanded that little $500 butterfly decorations be placed in the flower arrangements, the only word I can think of to describe this wedding––extravagant—is an understatement.
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