There’s supposedly nothing to watch on TV in the summer, but this week is (shockingly!) looking pretty good. We’ve got VH1′s new show, “The Great Debate,” plus the season premiere of “Entourage” and finale of “Reno 911.” Also, adorable Neil Patrick Harris stops by “Top Chef Masters,” and we get more (MORE!) “Real Housewives of New Jersey” with a special lost footage episode. Am I drooling yet? Keep reading »
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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 »
Before he dated Fergie, Josh Duhamel dated Danielle Staub… on “All My Children” that is. The “Real Housewife of New Jersey” who fought off the release of a sex tape last week now has her soap opera stint circulating around the web instead. While she doesn’t really do much but sit there and look pretty. It’s good to see that the woman actually did something besides take part in more than alleged drug trafficking and kidnapping plots. That’s more than I can say for Dina. 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 »
Well, well, well. She may have thrown Cop Without A Badge on the table on the “Last Supper” episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and said that there were only two things true in the book—that she’d changed her name and that she’d been arrested. But it looks like Danielle Staub is a liar, liar, pants on fire. The Smoking Gun has done an extensive investigation and recovered the actual court documents from her 1986 proceedings. They are saying that everything in Cop Without A Badge is true, plus some. After the jump, the details of Danielle’s actual wrongdoings. Keep reading »
The first part of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion was on last night and it was genius. In addition to rehashing the table-turning drama at the final episode dinner and uttering an uncountable number of “bubbies,” the ladies discussed their family values. In particular, Caroline, Dina, Jacqueline, Teresa and Danielle all plan on teaching their daughters how to keep a clean house and select their future husband’s clothes for them. As for the sons? Well, they just hope their future daughter-in-laws baby their babies the way they do. Sigh. Also climactic? Caroline defending her husband and deceased father-in-law, who the media has claimed had mafia connections. Clip above! I got chills. Part two airs tomorrow night — can’t wait! 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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OK, so in terms of “Housewives” seasons, the ladies from the Jerz are neck and neck with their sisters from Orange County in terms of plastic surgery, Botox, beauty treatments and fitness trainers. Everyone watched as Gina and Vicky hit up morning boot camp sessions to get toned, cringed as Tam-RA had Botox shot straight into her ocular cavity and discussed whether Gretchen’s boobs were real or fake. Out in Cali-land, physical upkeep just seems so much more out in the open than it is in New Jersey (save Danielle’s Botox party, pictured above, and the first episode dumbbell pumping in almost zero clothing). Ever wonder exactly what physical upkeep goes into being a housewife from the garden state? W magazine gets the goods from Dina (weekly blow-outs! thrice-weekly private Pilates sessions!), Caroline (fake nails!) and Danielle (pretty much anything her bank account—or her boyfriend at the time’s bank account—can handle!). Check out the primping details! [W] Keep reading »
We start off this, our last episode of “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey,” with a tour of Teresa’s giant house…that’s got nothing in it. Granted, if the house weren’t the size of a Westin Hotel all that furniture she bought would technically work. But, as we all saw, she’s gonna need to go on another spending spree—better start stacking up the hundos! So, yeah, Teresa (wearing, as my boyfriend so helpfully pointed out, shorts that looked more like underwear) decides to throw a “housewarming” — at a restaurant. Basically, it was the excuse the producers needed to do the usual “Housewives” end of season dinner. And wow, these Jersey chick didn’t disappoint on the drama front. Here are the five moments when my jaw-dropped. Literally. Keep reading »