It’s been all fun and games with the drama on the “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” — until now. While I was laughing at the drama between Danielle Staub and everyone else last season, I’m certainly not laughing anymore. We’ve gone from some amusing table throwing to unwarranted paranoia, possibly serious revenge plots, and an entourage of convicts. Am I the only one (besides the Manzo clan) who thinks that Danielle is seriously mentally ill and capable of doing harm to herself or someone else? Keep reading »
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Holy Bravo Crossover! It turns out that Patti Stanger is “old friends” with Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” so on the upcoming season of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” Manzo’s sons Christopher and Albie will be set up. I can’t imagine the boys are millionaires, but maybe with their burgeoning reality TV careers, they’ll get there soon enough? Apparently, the boys are looking for “brunette, Italian-Catholic girls” and since this season is filming in New York, there should be no shortage of those. Since Patti is from New Jersey, I already suspected this season will be all about tricking New York ladies into dating guys from the Garden State, and now Patti’s confirmed this theory. “There are five women to one guy, so what do you do if the city is metrosexual, gay, with not enough men? Carpe diem! You go to Jersey!” Maybe we could combine three shows at once and throw the ladies of “Jersey Shore” in as bait for the Manzo man-boys? [NY Mag] Keep reading »
For a mere $1.095 million you can reside in the house where “Real Housewife of New Jersey” Danielle Staub leads her pathetic existence. Even though the house is “luxury” by normal standards, you couldn’t offer me all the Scooby snacks in the world to set foot in there. Even if I could actually afford it. A few reasons why after the jump. Keep reading »
“You know, that’s a good question, because I haven’t seen hers. Um, I haven’t seen mine either. But I do know I was in it. So, if it is going to do anything, I would hope mine would do better.”
I must admit I’ve really been enjoying “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” this season. Not so much as a TV show, but as more of a psychological guessing game. What the hell is wrong with these women? They must be the most screwed-up people on Bravo, putting the Atlanta and New York ladies to shame. When I was in school studying to be a counselor, they used to give us these case studies of patients who sought therapy. We would read about their issues and have to diagnose them according to the DSM IV, which is basically the bible of psychology. As I was catching up on some episodes of the circus that is “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” I was having a blast trying to match the ladies with a clinical diagnosis. Danielle Staub is like a textbook case of Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s serious, people—she needs help. I can so imagine them showing clips of her in psychology classes around the country. “Watch and learn, students. This is what BPD looks like.” After the jump, the results of my diagnostic guessing game. Keep reading »
“I’m abstinent now. I realized that with abstinence, if you really, really believe in yourself like I do, you discover your own self-worth. Abstinence means you refrain from any sex—thinking about it, doing it—even to yourself! I’m a born-again virgin.”
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” are leaving their home state and taking a road trip to Long Island. On October 16, they’ll be speaking for an evening at a theater in Westbury. It’ll cost $30 to $50 for folks to buy a ticket—but don’t worry, a pitcher of sangria comes with the admission price to make the evening slightly more tolerable. But, uh, Live Nation did leave one very important detail out of their ad … Danielle Staub won’t be at the event! I find this to be utter blasphemy. Spending money to see the “Real Housewives” without Danielle is like buying a dog after it was a puppy––it’s just not as much fun. [LiveNation] Keep reading »
- Danielle Staub from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reportedly has a sex tape with Steve Zalewski, the balding twentysomething who looks fortysomething. [Dlisted] — That means season two should be just as entertaining as season one.
- Robert Pattinson has reportedly been spending time with two women while filming in New York City. [Perez Hilton] — And he said he had a hard time getting laid?
- Billy Joel and his third wife Katie Lee have split. [E! Online] — Expect Gwyneth Paltrow to refer to William’s love life in the next issue of Goop.
I was kind of skeptical about whether the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” would be able to bring the drama. After watching last night’s episode, I have no more worries. Sure, Jacqueline Laurita needs to get a backbone, and Teresa Giudice doesn’t seem to do much more than spend money, but Bravo hit the mother lode with Danielle Straub. Compared with the other housewives, including the ones in Orange County, Atlanta, and New York City, she is the ultimate villainess. Don’t let the coy smile fool you. Danielle, as one of the most divisive characters, had it totally right when she said, “You either love me or you love to hate me, there is no in between.” At this point, I don’t love or hate Danielle as a person, but I do love the drama she brings. Keep reading »