Gotti couldn't outright confirm that she'd be appearing on the show, but had plenty to say about a certain someone she feuded with on "a certain project." As Wendy listened with rapt interest, Gotti teased the drama. "I recently worked with someone on a project, and that person is a fellow Italian woman ..." she said, prompting Wendy to ask a series of questions that made it pretty clear she was talking about Giudice.
"Yes, It's true I decided to distance myself from ALL the housewives once I left season 2," she wrote on DinaManzo.com. "I really wanted to walk away from all of the toxic behavior, I was not into ganging up on anyone and I was no longer obligated to talk about Danielle so the best thing for me to do was stay away. They still needed to do this and I get that, but I had no desire. I guess some of the 'housewives' may have taken that as I think I'm better than them ... that couldn't be further from the truth." [sic]
But it all fell apart, and now Teresa is clearly public enemy number one. As she said at one point, "This is so funny to me. It's like three to one."
She almost seemed to be enjoying the other women coming after her, and she certainly wasted no time in lashing out at them. When Andy Cohen brought up that Teresa had called her sister-in-law Melissa a gold digger, Teresa stuck by her assessment.
The casting rumors for Season 5 of 'Celebrity Apprentice' have been flying fast and furious! Earlier this week, People reported that 80s singing sensation Debbie Gibson and 'American Idol' alum Clay Aiken have been confirmed as contestants.
Three-time Sports-Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Cheryl Tiegs is also reportedly joining the Season 5 cast alongside race car driver Marco Andretti.
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They'll be sitting in the boardroom alongside previously announced contestants Cheryl Tiegs and Marco Andretti. And that's not all: 'Real Housewives' star Teresa "Table Flipper" Giudice and writer Victoria Gotti are also said to have joined the cast.
"This reunion is very revealing, and so many of you are going to be shocked at the revelations that are going to be exposed," Carolina Manzo said. The clip showed a moment at the reunion where Andy Cohen talked about possible jail-time that Joe Giudice could be facing.
Three-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Cheryl Tiegs is reportedly joining the Season 5 cast alongside race car driver Marco Andretti, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Another possible cast member is former Danity Kane singer and reality star Aubrey O'Day. Sources confirmed to Life & Style magazine that O'Day is headed to the show, adding, "Aubrey is so excited to be part of the show."
Let us explain ... No, there's just too much. Let us sum up. Teresa Giudice's husband Joe is in legal trouble, facing charges of fraud and possibly bankruptcy proceedings. Kim G. showed up with a guest, Monica, the wife of the lawyer suing Joe for fraud. Joe Gorga told Kim G. that they couldn't have Monica at the party, and politely asked them to leave.
We don't usually tune in to 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) for hard-hitting, emotionally raw interviews, but Reeg stepped up Friday and got real with 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
They've been feuding on the show this season, and Regis zeroed in on how the reality TV drama was affecting their real-life families, particularly Teresa and Joe Giudice's parents.
"What do your mother and father say about this?" he asked Teresa.
"I don't think they ever want to be on the show again, because they're disgusted. Look, my legs are shaking now, just saying that about my parents."
Adolfo Arreola, a law enforcement officer at the University of Illinois in Chicago, alleges that he suffered a broken arm, cuts, bruises and had blurred vision after members of the 'Housewives' cast "savagely beat, kicked, punched, scratched" and cracked a glass over his head during an altercation that began with Teresa Giudice in a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino bar in Punta Cana on Feb. 23.
According to the 'Chicago Tribune', the police officer's cousin, Jason A. Gomez, also alleges he suffered a broken leg while trying to help out Arreola.
Gorga said she doesn't think their bad blood resulted from feelings of jealously from Giudice. But, she did admit that they "never really clicked" as friends. "She has nothing to be jealous of. She has a beautiful house, a beautiful life, beautiful children. That's ridiculous. I definitely don't think she's jealous of me," Gorga said.
More family means more family drama, and they wasted no time with it. Teresa and Melissa don't get along at all, and she's thus estranged from her brother as well. So, why not get them together at a banquet for the Christening of Melissa and Joe's son?
Her brother Joe rebuffs her when she comes over to offer congratulations, telling her to "do what you do everyday. Just walk the f*** away." Later, he calls her "garbage."
Why? Well, first, the setting: It was on the site of the former Mount Airy Lodge, and if you grew up in the New York area, the ads promising a romantic weekend filled with flowing champagne and heart-shaped tubs are tattooed on your brain. Second, the slots were calling to my wife on a snowy Saturday. And third, because Teresa -- there to sign her cookbook, 'Skinny Italian,' and host a VIP sit-down dinner -- always has something good to say.
For instance, I asked her whether she's happy that Danielle Staub isn't going to be joining her, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita on the third season of the show. "I kinda miss her," she shockingly told me.
That tidbit and more can be found in the video after the jump. We also talk about some of what we might see in season three and what she and her husband Joe are up to. After you hear about it, you'll probably do what I did, which was make like Liz Lemon on '30 Rock' and go, "I want to go to there."
They're "done" with each other. Headed towards divorce. Foaming with passive aggression. Pulling weaves. Hitting poles. They are the beloved stars of Bravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise.
These ladies love to fight, whether woman vs. woman, group of women vs. woman, woman vs. man or man vs. inanimate object.
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Instead, a source told Shuter that Giudice just wants to get paid a similar amount to what castmates Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita make.
"I think people deserve to know the truth," a close friend of Giudice told Shuter exclusively. "Bravo pays Caroline and Jacqueline more than Teresa and she isn't holding out because she thinks she's bigger. She just wants to make the same."
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