Articles for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 1

From the big apple to the garden state?Bravo has confirmed that it has brought its The Real Housewives series to New Jersey, in what the cable network promises to be one of the most “out of control” franchises yet.  The Real Housewives of New Jersey will to occupy Bravo’s Tuesday 11pm slot beginning May 12.  In the sneak peak, there were already talks of boob jobs, phone sex, strip clubs, plus the usual extravagant cars and clothes.  There was even an overturned table. Read more »
Bravo is heading to the Garden State for its newest installment, TheReal Housewives of New Jersey. The series follows five of the mostaffluent Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with allthe drama that money can buy.After the jump, six clips from the five ladies who star on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which premieres on Tuesday, May 12 at11 PM on Bravo. After the premiere, the series will then move to its regularly scheduled time slotof Tuesdays at 10 PM the following week. Read more »
Tonight, we celebrate yet another panorama of mama dramas and rivalries as The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs a new episode. So far, we‘ve met each of the housewives -- Teresa, Dina, Caroline, Jacqueline and Danielle-- as well as their families. Plus, we got a glimpse at which two housewives already don‘t get along.  Then, we witnessed the drama surrounding the children of the Garden State wives: Jacqueline stressed over her daughter‘s declining grades; Teresa and her daughter focused on an upcoming audition; and Caroline‘s daughter aspired to attend beauty school, while the friction intensified between Danielle and Dina. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it‘s still Danielle who is the center of attention, as the Garden State wives congregate to dish on her past. If the teaser is to be trusted, tonight‘s installment will feature the women discussing a book that features (allegedly) juicy info about Danielle called Cop Without a Badge.   According to some leaked spoilers regarding the curious book, Danielle has indeed a wild past - as a stripper who partied with a drug dealer who kidnapped a rich youth.  The author adds that the character who is supposed to be Danielle was charged with extortion, kidnapping, and possession, but was granted only five years probation after pleading guilty to extortion.It doesn‘t help the divorcee‘s case when she clashes with Teresa‘s husband.  As for Theresa, the mother of three girls is struggling to balance her daughter‘s career as they try to move into their dream home. Teresa and husband Joe have been married for eight years and as children, the used to play house together. Read more »
Following the scandalous rumor that Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Danielle Staub does not have an exactly pristine, crime-free past, the newly singer mother says the rumors brought back to life by an out-of-print book were just blown out of proportion.Speaking at NBC‘s Today, Danielle said the truth is out there and she will only talk about it when the time is right. In an episode of the Bravo reality show, Danielle‘s past was dug up during a spa party (with free Botox injections) where fellow Jersey housewife Dina Manzo talked about Danielle‘s sexual history.  Read more »
During last night‘s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub discussed with Jacqueline the rampant rumors going around town about her criminal past as portrayed in in "the book," including accusations of kidnapping, holding for ramsom, and extortion. "The book" turned out to be the crime book Cop Without a Badge, whichdetailed felon-turned-informant Kevin Maher and his adventures with"coke whore" and stripper Beverly Merrill, whose mug shot eerilyresembled modern day Danielle.After the jump, hear what Danielle had to say about the rumors that she‘s hiding a dark criminal past, and could even be a con artist. Read more »
There have been rumors swirling regarding the tension between some cast members of Bravo‘s Housewives franchise and it seems that women of The Real Housewives of New York are finally letting their claws out. During Wednesday night‘s Gracie Awards, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord and Jill Zarin have disdainfully given their two cents about The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which currently airs every Tuesday at 10pm.  Read more »
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub is rapidly becoming the most controversial cast member of Bravo‘s Real Housewives franchise. Apparently, she‘s been arrested in 1986 on charges of extortion, kidnapping and drug possession and has been involved in a disgraceful scheme to bleed money out of the rich father of a young man from Buffalo who owed money to her former drug-dealing boyfriend. While more and more people are taking a stab at Danielle as her naughty past continues to hunt her, her counter part Kelly Bensimon, arguably the most hated member of The Real Housewives of New York, seemingly has Danielle‘s back. Read more »
It‘s Tuesday once again and we‘re down to the penultimate episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Judging from the episode title alone, you‘re probably expecting the women to bask in the Entertainment Capital of the World while getting some sort of plastic surgery. After all, surgery has never been a stranger to the Real Housewives franchise since nearly all women on the show have had their own under-the-knife stories to tell from neck tightened with lasers, breast lift, thigh reduction, botox injections and breast augmentation, just to name a few. Instead of going to Las Vegas for the fifth episode, however, the girls are going to Atlantic City, which is also famous for its boardwalk, casino gambling and shopping centers. Dina, Caroline and Teresa journey for the weekend but not without some diva drama, especially when Teresa bickers with her husband and considers getting plastic surgery.  Read more »
Danielle Staub‘s dirty laundry may have been exposed, but she‘s making no apologies for her shady past. The most controversial cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is presently the subject of the media, not for her lavish lifestyle as portrayed on TV, but for her being arrested in 1986 on charges of extortion, kidnapping and drug possession, among others.  In a Nightline interview, which aired Monday night, Danielle refused to address the specifics of her case but has shed light on how she struggled in the past.  Read more »
Star of Bravo‘s new Real Housewives of New Jersey Jacqueline Laurita and her husband Chris welcomed baby boy, Nicholas Francis, this Thursday morning.As she announced earlier on her Bravotv.com blog, Jacqueline gave birth via Cesarean section.Jacqueline‘s struggles to conceive have been prominent this first season of the reality program, including visits to fertility clinics.  Read more »
She‘s been accused of being a prostitute and a drug user, among other things, but throughout the squall of controversy, The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Danielle Staub has kept her head high. In an interview with People, the 46-year-old reality TV starlet opens up about her past and hits back at the allegations that have now been attached to her name.  Read more »
Let the catfights begin! The Real Housewives of New Jersey finally wraps up the season with a drama-filled finale---the kind of season ender that fans would be chatting about around the water cooler on Wednesday morning. The tension between the ladies has been escalating all season and in tonight‘s episode, it‘s all out on the table.When we last saw The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina, Caroline and Teresa went to Atlantic City for a girls‘ weekend of gambling, shopping and spa treatments. Teresa, on the other hand, bickered with her husband and struggled with the idea of getting plastic surgery. More drama ensued as Danielle broke up with her boyfriend and turned to her children for support, while Jacqueline invited Danielle out for a friendly birthday lunch where the claws came out erupting in a major catfight.  Read more »
Prostitution, plastic surgery, pregnancies and (social) politics... It‘s been a wild right all through the premiere season of the newest Real Housewives series. But could we have expected anything less from the ladies of Jersey?Well, it‘s about to get even more dramatic tonight, when The Real Housewives of New Jersey meet for dinner and end up in the biggest fight of the season.In anticipation and celebration of the finale, BuddyTV has a brand new personality quiz for the taking: Which Real Housewife of New Jersey Are You? Read more »
Danielle Staub is surprisingly ready to take on yet another drama-filled season in spite of all the criticisms she endured on the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The show has just wrapped up its debut season last night with an explosive finale that laid everything out on the table. "I have a lot of good to do," said Staub, whose ex-husband allegedly terrorized her so thoroughly that she had to leave him and change her name. Read more »
The entire season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been building up to the confrontation between "prostitution whore!" Danielle (Teresa‘s words) and the Manzo gang. And last night, finally, FINALLY! IT. WENT. DOWN.In a nutshell: Teresa invited Danielle to her "Yay! I Finished My Mansion" Dinner Party, and Danielle brought with her some lovely housewarming gifts: a copy of "The Book" (A Cop Without A Badge, in which her ex-husband accuses her of being a former blow-addicted hooker) and a belly full of hate.If you didn‘t catch the episode (WHICH YOU SHOULD! Find a way. Wish I could help more in that department, but here‘s a condolence:) relive the drama, especially Teresa‘s amazing blow-up (the last video), in the clips below.Can‘t believe the season is over! Time sure flies when you‘re vicariously having fun overturning dinner tables at nice restaurants. Read more »
Danielle Staub is no stranger to scandal. She‘s been called a coke whore, a prostitute and has been bashed by the public so many times (she‘s probably immune by now) but has emerged stronger than ever. But can she handle a sex-video scandal?Staub‘s ex-boyfriend, Steve Zalewski, also known as the guy who was publicly dumped by Staub on The Real Housewives of New Jersey last week, claims that the 46-year-old mother of two has a sex-tape and he‘s considering releasing it to the public ---as if Staub didn‘t have enough gossip surrounding her past. Read more »
Looks like the most controversial women of the Bravo‘s Real Housewives franchise are teaming up to back up Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Earlier this month, Kelly Bensimon, arguably the most hated member of The Real Housewives of New York, has urged people to give Staub a second chance. Now, NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta wants critics to leave Staub alone."For someone to criticize someone about something they‘ve done in their 20s is absolutely bananas," Leakes told E! Online‘s Marc Malkin. "Who hasn‘t made a mistake while they were in their 20s? Everyone had!" Read more »
Last night on The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, the women discussed several big moments from their 6-episode arc on Bravo this spring, including the now infamous (using that word loosely) Teresa table flip, the entire confrontation over "the book," Teresa‘s husband‘s homophobic remarks, and the rumors that the Housewives are connected to the mob.After the jump, three clips from the special and a closer look at Teresa‘s "flip out" at dinner. Read more »
The Real Housewives of New Jersey had an explosive season finale, and now they‘re getting even more time to air their dirty laundry.  Bravo has expanded the one-hour reunion special to a two-night, two-hour event, and will also produce a new special featuring previously unaired footage.Read More About The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion>> Read more »
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is now tagged the highest-rated Real Housewives franchise ever in all demographics and last week‘s season finale proved just that. Not only did Teresa Giudice flipping a table on the controversial Danielle Staub attracted more than 4.6 million viewers but it also became the most watched show on television (cable and broadcast) in the 18-49 demographic. While the first season has finally wrapped up, it seems that there will always be some bad blood between some cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and it evidently began before the cameras even started rolling. Read more »
The finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey just aired, but the drama is clearly not over yet. Bravo brings back Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Dina Laurita-Manzo, Caroline Laurita-Manzo, and the controversial Danielle Staub for an explosive reunion special tonight at 10pm ET/PT. Read more »
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo took all the heat from sister Dina Manzo when she admitted that she was the one who showed the book, Cop Without a Badge," which revealed Danielle‘s unsavory past. "A lot of people are upset with me for ‘lying for my sister.‘ I didn‘t lie for my sister. That‘s not who I am. And there‘s no truth to that at all. If Dina showed that book, I would have let her fight her own battle," Caroline told People. Read more »
Fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are still at a loss as to what exactly turned Jacqueline against Dina,  the extent of Danielle‘s role in the rift, and as well as how Jacqueline feels about Danielle today. Luckily, part 2 of the reunion special airs tonight and it promises to be yet another Jersey train wreck.  Read more »
There‘s always something to talk about when it comes to Danielle Staub, proving that there‘s never really a dull moment on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.    Week after week, the controversy surrounding the most hated New Jersey Housewife thickens, whether it has something to do with her shady criminal past, her sexual exploits, her questionable parenting skills or her catfights with her fellow co-stars. This week, it‘s all about her alleged sex tape.As BuddyTV reported last week, Staub‘s ex-boyfriend, Steve Zalewski, also known as the guy who was publicly dumped by Staub on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, claims that the 46-year-old mother of two has a sex tape and he‘s considering releasing it to the public to score some cash.  Read more »
To say that The Real Housewives of New Jersey is returning for another season is a no-brainer. The show has delivered gossip-worthy ratings ever since it premiered in May and has attracted nearly 3 million total viewers during its explosive reunion special, becoming the most watched Housewives reunion special ever. While Bravo hasn‘t released an official statement regarding the second season order, Life & Style is already reporting that that shooting for the new season will start in a month.  Read more »
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Jacqueline Laurita and Danielle Staub are no longer speaking to each other. The 38-year-old stay-at-home mother has decided to cut ties with co-star Danielle after federal court records surfaced this month detailing Danielle‘s involvement in a kidnapping plot, a $24,000 drug deal and an "escort service" ---all of which Danielle denies. "I am not friends with Danielle," Jacqueline told Us Weekly. Read more »
If ever Danielle Straub gets kicked out of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, at least she has a career to fall back on. A quick IMDB search on the most controversial New Jersey housewife doesn‘t reveal anything other than her stint on the Bravo reality show but the SoapNet has dug up something interesting about 46-year-old mother of two.  Read more »
Kevin Maher, also known as Danielle Staub‘s ex and author of the book Cop Without a Badge," continues to speak about the most controversial cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. This time, he‘s stating that Danielle‘s life is in danger. "She helped put a couple of big-time Colombian coke dealers in jail," Kevin told Star. "These are dangerous men who never forget...and they could be back out on the street now. It‘s mind-boggling to me that she‘d put herself at risk!" Read more »
The Real Housewives of New Jersey wrapped up its debut season with the most explosive season finale in Bravo history. First, we witnessed a dinner unlike any other in "The Last Supper." All the five housewives attended Teresa‘s end of the year party where friendly banter turned ugly as Danielle brought out the controversial "book" while shocking secrets came out and alliances were formed. Then, we saw the ladies as they sat down with Bravo‘s Andy Cohen for a two-part explosive Reunion Special where the New Jersey Housewives finally let it all out on the table. Think you already saw the best moments from The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Think again!  Read more »
If you think that going on a reality TV show will make you filthy rich, think again! The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Caroline, Dina, Danielle, Jacqueline and Teresa are reportedly participating on the Bravo reality series for free. For these ladies, getting more than 15 minutes of fame may be worth all the pain and suffering they‘ve endured throughout the inaugural season. However, the price that these girls have to pay isn‘t.According to documents obtained by Popsquire, not only are the ladies not paid by the network for their appearances on the show, they actually owe Bravo 10 percent of "any and all gross income... unrelated to the series" that they earn for up to four years after the last original Real Housewives of New Jersey episode airs. Read more »
The "Lost Footage," which aired last week, should have stayed hidden for so many reasons. While it did feature some never before seen scenes from the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, most of the footage was just good-humored nonsense ---and not the kind of mind-blowing drama you‘d expect from these ladies. In a nutshell, the show focused on the Manzo kids talking tattoos, Dina Manzo shopping for a new house (the budget is $3.5 million), Dina and daughter Lexie taking in the pig races at the New Jersey State Fair at the Meadowlands, and Dina‘s cat Grandma Wrinkles taking a bath. The big moment of the night was saved for the last three minutes: Danielle‘s best friend, a makeup artist, is tending to Danielle and says something to Teresa that sounds like "You should hear how stupid you sound on TV," and Teresa tells him to get away from her. Read more »
Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice are taking The Real Housewives of New Jersey on the road. As if we haven‘t had enough drama, the icons of Garden State, with the exception of controversial troublemaker Danielle Staub, will be gracing the Wellmont Theatre to dish out more behind-the-scenes drama of the debut season. Evidently, there are more "juicy, never-before-heard details" to spill after seeing six episodes, the two-part reunion, the lost footage episode, and their recent interviews.  Read more »
Lawyers representing The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub and her former boyfriend, Steve Zalewski, have until today to reach a settlement in a dispute over a sex tape allegedly made without her knowledge or they will have to go to trial.Zalewski previously revealed to the public that Staub has a sex video and that he‘s consider releasing it to make a profit.  Staub, however, claims that she didn‘t know that he taped their sexcapades until she read it in a magazine. Thus, a judge in Passaic County Superior Court temporarily halted the release of the sex tape. Read more »
If it came to a real fight, there would be no contest. "New York would win," Bethenny Frankel told Life & Style. But it seems that the hypothetical questioned posed is now turning into reality, with all the drama getting out of hand and the catfights getting rowdier. According to Life & Style, "Filming is on hold for the 11 women who make up the casts of The Real Housewives of New York City and The Real Housewives of New Jersey -- but the drama is wilder than ever anyway. Behind the scenes, the New Yorkers haven‘t missed a chance to take a potshot at their New Jersey rivals." Read more »
Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta begins tonight at 10pm on Bravo, so what better way to celebrate than with BuddyTV‘s newest personality quiz, Which Real Housewife of Atlanta Are You?Answer the 15 questions to see whether you‘re NeNe, Sheree or one of the other feisty ladies from Hotlanta, and be sure to also take our Real Housewives of New Jersey and Real Housewives quizzes. Read more »
The Emmys are getting a viral, user-generated component this year asCBS is teaming up with Vaseline to sponsor "Breakthrough Performance ofthe Year," a category which allows viewers to vote for their favoriteTV moments of the year, with the top three and winner being revealed onthe primetime Emmy Awards telecast Sunday, September 20 on CBS.The number of things that are unbelievably stupid and wrong with thisdecision is astounding.  Even if you don‘t like the Emmys, you have toadmit that this decision is actively killing what little credibilitythe Emmys hoped to maintain. Read more »
Teresa Giudice, one of the cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has given birth to daughter Audriana on Monday, September 14 at 5:56pm in her New Jersey hometown.  The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 and a half inches long.This marks the fourth child of Teresa and husband Joe, who are also parents to daughters Gia, 8, Gabriella, 4, and Milania, 3. Read more »
Three months after we last saw The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bravo decided to finally renew the show for season 2. While the pick up was expected, it was long overdue, considering the show delivered gossip-worthy ratings ever since it premiered in May and has attracted nearly 3 million total viewers during its explosive reunion special, becoming the most watched Housewives reunion special ever. Read more »
Danielle Staub is arguably the most controversial cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She‘s  a mother of two daughters, Christine and Jillian, but that hasn‘t stopped her from being a party girl and enjoying the single life. In the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle discussed having phone sex with a man for 2 years, though she never knew his name. She also went on to offer a man a blow job in a restaurant by the second episode ---all while trying to prove that she is a fit parent after her husband left her. Read more »

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