Monday, September 10, 2012
The cast rehashes the drama of last episode.
This week’s “Real Housewives” picked up the drama from the pre-Labor Day-break episode, in which Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo had an explosive argument about the events of this and the previous season and featured the long-anticipated (and somewhat anti-climatic) return of Dina Manzo. First, however, the audience was treated to a nostalgic dose of cuteness as Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga got their kids off to school. It was Antonia Gorga and Gabriela Giudice’s first day of first grade, Gia Giudice’s first day of fifth grade, and Milania Giudice’s first day of kindergarten. Teresa was worried about “RHoNJ” breakout star Milania’s first day, but not in the traditional sense. “I’m worried about what’s going to come out of …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Joe Gorga: "Old school Italian [parents] don’t go to therapy... They just don’t speak to each other for the rest of their lives.”
Screaming and finger pointing gave way to quiet, sad resignation this week on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” And sometimes that can be harder to watch. The episode starts with a montage of different housewives talking to their husbands about the explosive, near-physical fight between sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga last week. Melissa is upset with Teresa for calling her a gold digger; Teresa is upset that her brother Joe told his wife about the comment at all. “He broke our confidence and I’ll never tell him anything ever again,” Teresa says. “Zip zip zip.” Most interesting about this scene is the weighing in of the husbands, especially the less-than-present Albert Manzo, Caroline’s husband. “I have the luxury of …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dina Manzo proves to be party planner extraordinaire at 5th Annual Ladies' Night for St. Joseph Children's Hospital
People came from all around to support Project Ladybug at its annual Ladies Night Out gala at the Brownstone on Monday. The event, titled, "Wine, Women and Shoes" brought vintners and shoe designers from across the country, and Project Ladybug supporters from across the region. The Project Ladybug Fund at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a 501c3 nonprofit started by Franklin Lakes resident Dina Manzo, former cast member of Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey. The charity’s mission is to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening conditions.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Season 3 starts Monday night. Are you excited?
Perhaps there’s a reason to keep it in the family. This time, though, it's not Manzo-Laurita, but Gorga-Giudice. In a first, there will be additions, not subtractions, to the cast of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ on Monday night. Yet the new cast members, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile, are both related to the existing stars, either by blood or marriage. That’s also how most of the cast was associated during the first two seasons. That is, all but Danielle Staub, former scourge of the other ladies. Gorga, of Montville, is Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law and Wakile, of Wayne, is her first cousin. Click here for tours of their palatial residences. They don't look too far off the mark from Teresa’s cash-only compound. Bravo has …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Want to know what Franklin Lakes's resident celebrities are up to? Here's our weekly round-up.
Sweet vindication came for Albert and Caroline Manzo this weekend. Last month, Al came under fire from the Christie administration for allegedly using a false address (his Paterson business) on his application for a seat on the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission. After a firestorm of international media, Al resigned stating he didn’t want to bring negative attention to the board. According to northjersey.com, “records just released by the Christie administration suggest that Manzo, a Paterson restaurateur and husband to a star of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ did have a legitimate residence at his eatery, The Brownstone,” Record reporter Jeff Pillets wrote. “In fact, Manzo fully declared his living arrangement to the …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Want to know what Franklin Lakes' famous residents are up to? Here's our weekly roundup.
Remember that new reality TV show we told you about a few months ago? The one casting families in the Franklin Lakes area who were planning a party for a new HGTV series? Well, the producers have finally announced the host of the show will be no other than Franklin Lakes' own Dina Manzo. Fans of Real Housewives of New Jersey should remember the fabulous events Dina puts on (such attention to detail!), so when we first heard about the HGTV show back in December we were hoping she would be named the host. And this weekend, we received confirmation that our hunch was right. According to the producers, the show will be called Dina's Party and each episode will feature a party thrown in someone's home, such as a graduation, surprise, wedding…
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Plus upcoming Project Ladybug events, March for Babies, Teresa's new book and the reality bus tour is returning to Franklin Lakes.
Want to know what Franklin Lakes's resident celebrities are up to? This week, we scoured the web to round up the latest news, gossip and information about current and former members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey: Season 3 of the hit Bravo TV show has been filming for months. And while, official details on the upcoming season are limited, rumors are plentiful. The big question on every RHONJ fan's mind is when can we see it? Some websites are reporting a May 7 launch date, while Wikipedia currently states May 19 is the season opener. From what we can tell, Bravo hasn't released any information on it. The next question in the air is who are the official new Housewives? After Dina Manzo left the show midseason, the buzz was all over …