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Real Housewives of New Jersey: Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile Are Out?

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey is one of the most toxic reality shows on TV but Andy Cohen wants to keep the crazy coming. Andy allegedly made Danielle Staub a big offer to return to the series but she declined.


Meanwhile Radar reports that Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile "will not be returning for another season of mud slinging."

Three new women are supposed to be added to the cast. Do you even care?

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Dina Manzo: “The Truth” About Teresa Giudice

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On Sunday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show, Caroline Manzo addressed the topic of her broken relationship with her estranged sister, Dina. Caroline basically said that she and Dina are no longer on speaking terms solely because Teresa Giudice is a b!tch. Caroline’s usually pretty trustworthy, but by this point in the show she was basically insane with rage (dealing Teresa tends to do that to people) so it’s a good thing Dina has stepped forward to clear things up a bit.

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Dina, as you may remember, is a former star of RHONJ who quit the show following the third season. She claims that she wants nothing to do with the drama, but that won’t stop her from throwing in her two cents, if it means an opportunity to plug her new HGTV show. Anyway, Dina was understandably surprised to have played such a big role in last night’s reunion, so she took to her blog in an effort to shed some light on her involvement in the Teresa/Caroline feud.

“Teresa had nothing to do with me staying away from everyone,”  Dina blogged. “I even stayed away from her too. I really wanted to walk away from all of the toxic behavior. I was not into ganging up on anyone.”

Note the subtle jab at Caroline (“not into ganging up on anyone”). Dina remains vague when she addresses her relationship on her sister saying that she won’t discuss it publicly, so as to avoid hurting her parents. So it looks like Dina actually walked away from the show because she’s a mature adult who doesn’t court unnecessary drama. Caroline can’t keep pretending to be the same, unless she follows suit. The eldest Manzo claims to value family and friendship above else, but at this point there’s no denying that RHONJ has had a very negative, very public impact on many of her relationships.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Show Recap: Teresa vs. Everyone, Round 2

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"My own advice two years ago was to get you out of my life, and I'm finally ready to take." With those words Caroline Manzo finished off the verbal beatdown of Teresa Giudice that she started on part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show. Anxious to switch gears before any eye-gouging started, Andy Cohen introduced a montage of clips featuring Joe Gorga molesting his wife in public. Andy followed that up by addressing rumors that the Gorgas have an open relationship and that Melissa has "swam in the lady pond." Sadly, Melissa denied both accusations.

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After more sex talk than anyone ever wanted or needed from a group of middle-aged Jerseyites, the conversation returned to more serious issues, including speculation that Caroline's son, Albie, might be suffering from depression, and the surprising revelation that Albert Sr. was fired from a post assigned to him by the governor of New Jersey. Serious accusations about one of the few stable families on reality TV. But that wasn't the end of the Manzo-bashing. Apparently, at least a few viewers share my opinion that Caroline's holier-than-thou meddling gets tiresome fast. Looks like Teresa's not the only one who possesses the rare gift of being able to make people hate her without ever even meeting them.

Speaking of Teresa, Caroline turns the tables by leveling some accusations at the b!thciest Housewife. When asked why she no longer speaks to her younger sister Dina, Caroline reveals that she blames Teresa's BS for the dissolution of their relationship. Apparently, Teresa was in the habit of lying to Dina about things that Caroline had said about her. Dina, having apparently never seen the show on which she once starred, accepted everything that Teresa said as truth. Caroline and Teresa repeatedly accuse one another of being "full of sh!t," and the issue gets dropped without either side being proven right, but you know Caroline's telling the truth. At this point, someone could accuse Teresa of being responsible for Hurricane Katrina, and I'd be like, "Yeah, she probably played a role."

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Next came the part of the show I was looking forward to the most – hatin' on Ashley Laurita. Sadly, Jacqueline Laurita declined to participate in the reunion show, so we didn't get much in the way of new insight, but judging by what the other ladies had to say, she hasn't learned sh!t from watching herself on the show, and she's every bit the spoiled brat she showed herself to be last season. After the all-too-short Ashley-bashing session, it was time for some Cleaver moments from the mind-numbingly boring Wakile family. Recognizing that viewers were nodding off in unison all over the country, Andy steered the discussion back toward a topic that's always interesting – Teresa's colossal b!tchiness…



The topic of Teresa leaving her children "unattended" at the infamous christening was brought up for the 4,000th time, and Teresa revealed what a self-centered idiot she is, when she opened up about her rage over being "stood up" by her friends last Christmas. That's right, people aren't allowed to make plans for Christmas unless they involve Teresa Giudice. With that argument spinning out of control, Andy stepped into the therapist/mediator role by basically asking Teresa directly why she's such a b!tch.

Naturally, she dodged the question in favor of returning to the pointless argument she was just engaged in. In the interest of making sure the show doesn't end without someone being murdered, Andy shared some select highlights from Teresa's batsh!t blog, including some truly psychotic theories about Melissa's desire to "break up her family." For her part, Melissa unconvincingly pretends to be shocked by the accusation that she copied Teresa's look and mannerisms. When asked if it was a "red flag" that Joe Gorga had been engaged twice before their marriage, Melissa stated that it wasn't, as those fiances only fled because of Teresa. Um…wouldn't that make it more of a red flag? Jersey logic.

From there, things really turn ugly, with Melissa accusing Teresa of "turning evil right in front of me." She then busts out her phone to read from a list of the b!tchiest things Teresa said during the last season. Naturally, it's quite a list. Just when you thought it wasn't possible, things turn uglier still, when the openly gay Andy Cohen asks Teresa about her husband's frequent, on-air use of "the f-word." Naturally, her moronic response confirmed that ignorance is a way of life for the Giudice family. As always, Teresa brings her kids into the argument, Caroline accuses her of exploiting her daughters for the show, and the reunion basically ends with Teresa showing her maturity by repeatedly screaming, "Mind your business!" at her former friends. Hopefully, this high level of intellectual discourse continues next season.

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Caroline Manzo Discusses The Miserable RHONJ Reunion

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Caroline Manzo opened up about the miserable Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion in her Bravo blog entry. The ladies were all amped up at the reunion because of a situation the night before when Teresa tried outing Melissa Gorga’s stripper past. It turned into a nightmare and has damaged relationships, so going into the reunion you knew there would be fireworks.

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Caroline says she doesn’t regret anything she said to Teresa Giudice at the reunion, “because I was telling the truth.”

One issue that hit a soft spot with Caroline was Teresa mentioning Caroline’s strained relationship with her sister Dina. Teresa tried numerous times to bring up the issue throughout the season, blogs and interviews, but finally got her moment in the reunion.

Caroline wrote, “Congratulations, Teresa, the only thing you succeeded in doing was hurting my parents.”

The damage has been done as Caroline ended her blog with “What a fool I’ve been in my efforts to bring your family together when it was your intent to destroy mine from the start. Shame on you. I’ve been asked by numerous publications to tell my story regarding Teresa and Dina and have denied them all, because I refuse to glorify an already sad situation.”

I’ve always loved Caroline and thought she was the rock on the show. It’s sad that Teresa’s antics have caused a sh!t storm with pretty much everyone on the show. I wonder if Caroline will stick around after they’re done shooting for season 4?

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Dina Manzo Speaks Out About Teresa Giudice

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Dina Manzo is the sister of current Real Housewife Caroline Manzo. Dina appeared on the show up until this past season, but left before it was revealed that Teresa Giudice is actually the living incarnation of Satan. Like the rest of us, Dina watched Sunday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show and wondered how things got so ugly. Then she patted herself on the back for distancing herself from those human trainwrecks.

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“I’m not involved in their drama, I removed myself from all of that a long time ago but somehow still get dragged in,” Dina wrote on her Facebook page. Dina also claimed that she had “no idea” that things had gotten so ugly between her sister, Caroline, and former friend, Teresa. In addition to her Facebook musings, Dina was interviewed by US Weekly, but disappointingly she only spewed some BS about wishing “all the girls peace and happiness in their lives,” instead of threatening to murder Teresa which is what you would expect from a loyal Italian Jersey girl. Maybe the Manzos really are Olive Garden Italians.

So Dina has decided to keep her distance from the drama. I can’t decide if that’s admirable or lame. Since she commented on it anyway, and slipped in a plug for her new HGTV show, I’m gonna go with lame.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Show Recap: Teresa Giudice is “The Devil”

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At the start of last night's Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show, host Andy Cohen compared the ladies to "Jersey royalty like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi" and said that the last season of the Bravo guidette fest "played out like a Greek tragedy." Ridiculous overstatements aside, the ladies all looked decent in their formal wear and there was some serious tension in the air as Andy made the introductions. Unlike most reality reunion shows, in this case you could tell some of the Housewives hadn't seen each other in a long time and would be more than happy to never see each other again. In fact, one of the ladies – Jacqueline Laurita – was so disgusted by one of her castmates (Hint: it's Teresa Giudice) that she decided to skip the reunion altogether.

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Caroline Manzo attempted to explain Jacqueline's absence without giving away too much of season 4, but whatever happened the previous night, it was serious enough that Jacqueline decided to violate her contract by skipping the event, just so that she wouldn't (in Caroline's words) "have to look at Teresa." But, don't worry, Jacqueline's not the only one who can't stand Mrs. Giudice. In addition to millions of viewers, pretty much all of the Housewives now realize what a backstabbing bee-yotch Teresa really is.

Caroline was pissed about comments that Teresa made about Caroline and her son in her cookbook. Usually the most mild-mannered of the ladies, Caroline made no effort to conceal her rage last night, telling Teresa, "I would like you to take my picture out, because I don't want to be in your cookbook. You can leave what you wrote about my child and myself in there, because it shows who you are." Burn! Unlike in the season proper, on the reunion show, the ladies can access old footage and even Teresa's blog entries to point out what a terrible, two-faced person Teresa really is. It was a bit like watching someone stand trial for 4,000 counts of being a b!tch.

Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice Reunion Show Photo

Danielle Staub (Remember her?) even got dragged into the mix as the first to accuse Teresa on camera of neglecting the Gorga branch of her family. Speaking of the Gorgas, Teresa was apparently less than pleased to find out that Melissa Gorga would be joining the RHONJ cast. "You threatened my life; you told me my forehead was huge and people were gonna make fun of it," Melissa said. Ha! I never noticed before, but she does a damn big forehead. Self-burn! Apparently, Teresa flipped out on Kathy Wakile in a similar fashion. Teresa lamely defends herself by saying that she was upset that "both of youse went on the show without telling me." Riiiiight. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that her fed-up cousin and younger, prettier sister-in-law would now have a venue to tell the world what an evil devil-woman Teresa is. But as if things weren't ugly enough already, it was time for Andy to bring up the christening…



Teresa even managed to tear up when she saw the footage from the world's most dramatic baptism. It's understandable that she'd get upset when reminded that she basically ruined a major family event, but watching the footage again, I was reminded that Joe Gorga pretty much acted like a total dick, as well. In addition to calling his sister "garbage," Joe pretty much threw the most epic mantrum ever caught on tape. Even Melissa described it as a "grown man crying like a baby to his daddy." So maybe Teresa's not the only member of that family that's a few cards short of a deck. Demonstrating a maturity rarely seen on reality television, Melissa even went so far as to concede that "Joe was the one who made it get to the next level" on the night of the christening. Hmmm…maybe Teresa's not as evil as we thought. Nah, she is.

But just when you think everyone had moved on from the christening, the knives really come out. Joe Gorga was apparently upset with his own behavior when he watched the episode. He confessed his guilt to Caroline and when she relayed it to Teresa, Teresa apparently said, "I don't wanna make up with my brother. He's an @sshole." Melissa gasped and Teresa vehemently insisted that Caroline is a liar. Just as it seemed like someone was about to get an eye gouged out with a press-on nail, Andy scaled things back by showing some montages that made everyone look bad equally.

Andy seemed to be the only one on stage who was amused by the clips of mind-numbingly awful grammar. That was followed by a viewer Q & A session in which we finally get to find out what Joe Gorga does for a living (apparently he "works hard"). That conversation led to a discussion of Teresa's accusation that Melissa is a "gold-digger" which prompted Melissa to call Teresa the devil. Sigh. I was fully anti-Teresa at the start of this, but after seeing everyone gang tackle her like this, I'm wondering if there isn't more to the story. Although, seeing Teresa dodge questions about her husband's bankruptcy and her own weirdly anti-semitic comments reminded me that she's a bad combination of stupid and immoral. Kinda like a giudette version of George W. Bush.

Hopefully, part two of this epic reunion show will shed some more light on things. Naturally, we'll have the recap for you.

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