Even though it's my job to blog on reality shows, and while I love every housewives franchise for different reasons, I have a hard time following the rumors swirling around the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New Jersey…mainly because it's exhausting. One minute Jacqueline Laurita is bowing out, the next minute most of the cast is being replaced by people who will actually film with Teresa Giudice. Add in the off-again-on-again family relationships and friendships, and my head is spinning!
However, this new gossip is beyond awesome. Two words: Lil' Kim. I'll get back to that later, but it's hilariously amazing. According to sources in the Garden State, all of the women will be returning for another round. Yes, that means we'll all be getting our fill of Jacq, Teresa, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo, and Kathy Wakile. Not only will all of the ladies be back for more, we'll be treated to some additional familiar faces as well as some newcomers. Count on some Kims, that's for sure!
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All Things RH is reporting that we'll be treated to some easily recognizable "friends of housewives," as well as a new full-fledged co-star. Let's save the best for last, okay? It's no surprise that Kim D. has wrangled herself into a more prominent role on the show. Andy Cohen knows real drama when he sees it! Also stepping in with Kim as contractually bound housewives' pals are Tre's biffle and make-up artist (that's convenient…not that Teresa's friend is appearing, but that said friend can fix her up at a moment's notice. I need one of those!) Priscilla DeStasio, as well as Noelle Brescia and Gia Casey.
Why so many new faces waiting in the wings? Well, according to the site, season five will be the final curtain call for many of the original ladies, and Bravo wants to see to whom the fans will relate. Here's a tip, Bravo, it ain't Kim D. Apparently all of these women have been filming non-stop with Teresa. Even party planner Elvira is back…remember her? Although, unfortunately for Elvira, she is just a friend of the friends of the housewives. Tough break.
While all of season four's housewives remain intact, they will be welcoming another New Jersey housewife in the form of Jennifer Dalton. A friend of Teresa's, Jennifer is a realtor for Sotheby's and is married to a very rich and high profile real estate developer. Jennifer is no stranger to Bravo. Not only is she tight with Dina Manzo and Tre, she was also featured on an episode of Pregnant in Heels. Man, I miss Rosie Pope.
Jennifer and her husband have a daughter (hence their need for Rosie), and that little girl has quite the famous godmother. Let's bring this blog post full circle, shall we? Jennifer enlisted her best friend to serve as her daughter's godmother, and that best friend is none other than rapper Lil' Kim. Even Teresa has to be star struck by that connection, right? Um, hello? Cameo please! G-to-the-IA could totally become one of Lil' Kim's back up dancers!
As if that news isn't exciting enough, All Things RT reveals that while Jennifer and Teresa are super tight, the new housewife also has some pretty strong ties to Melissa…unbeknownst to Tre. Let the most toxic housewives franchise commence!
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