Last night was the first part of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion. Right off the bat the vibe was immediately much different than last years – which was awesome. Teresa Giudice seemed relaxed-ish and confident. Jacqueline Laurita had great hair. And Caroline Manzo's head wasn't smoking. So yay for progress. Everyone was very orange though, but you know it could've been my TV.
Andy Cohen jumps right in. It's clear that some people really either took to heart the therapy and forgiveness, while others cannot and will not let go. Maybe some people really do value their friendships over a show, or maybe it's because they're leaving they want to go out on a good note – whatever.
Caroline has definitely decided that since she is officially done with this show, it's time to get. honest. And getting honest means calling Melissa Gorgaout! Caroline points out that Melissa and Teresa are eerily similar in many ways. While Teresa blinks profusely and thinks carefully about what the word "similar" means, Melissa gets combative and denies, denies, denies! "We're nothing alike. If we were alike, we'd be able to get along," she insists. Melissa insists that at their core she and Teresa are different people. Good thing she cleared that up cause on the surface they're both materialistic, self-absorbed, attention whores! And at their core, they're both rotten!
Sometimes worlds collide. Like when really smart and accomplished people team up with Kim Kardashian! Sort of.
Morgan Spurlock the acclaimed filmmaker behind movies such as Super Size Me is working on a new documentary about fame and celebrity.
Recently Morgan (my fellow West Virginian – woot!) was spotted behaving like a paparazzi at LAX as part of a mob desperate to snap photos of Kim. Morgan's rep told the NY Daily News that nope, he's not a fan or anything – it's all in the name of art. "It's for a project on celebrity and fame, It’s for a project that hasn’t been announced yet. He’s in the field shooting."
The subject of the film is apparently the actual behaviors of the paparazzi. From SPLASH, the agency selling the snaps, "Getting mixed in with the large group of photographers waiting, absolute chaos broke out when Kim walked through the arrivals area and although Morgan tried to even shoot through the limo windshield he still commented that he got no pictures."
Melissa Gorga has just survived a Housewives reunion. And now she's hoping to move forward.
"If I had to sum up this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, I would say it's been very therapeutic," Melissatells OK! Magazine. "We've been through all the types of therapy that we could possibly go through."
Annnnd Melissa admits – none of it worked! "Maybe we could use a little more," she acknowledges. "We needed the outside voices to come in and tell us to shut up and sit down. I do think we made an accomplishment and I think we got somewhere this season."
Dang – just when we thought it was gonna get exciting with two different Real Housewives getting nabbed by the feds, our hopes were dashed!
Yesterday somebody on some internet site (we aren't naming names but this site is subject to many dirty deeds!) claimed Alexis Bellino's home was raided by the FBI. Um… not possible – government shutdown #sarcasm.
Even though this season of Real Housewives of New Jersey is still not over rumors concerning the next season's cast are already relentless! The most exciting rumor currently circulating is that Dina Manzo may be rejoining the show. Unfortunately there's a little snafu in the way: Jacqueline Laurita. You know that sister-in-law Dina doesn't actually speak to anymore. Oopsie!
Well no problem, because Dina can just get her fired! 1-800-Andy-Cohen. Or not. Yesterday Dina denied that she was trying to get people she no longer speaks to fired. Thank goodness because no one wants ANOTHER season of family drama, do they?! Same story + different players = no bueno. Anyway, now Jacqueline is confronting the rumors on twitter – where else!
"I don't think Dina is trying to get me fired but I know she doesn't want to come on the show with me on it.Probably to avoid any conflict," Jacqueline begins. Interesting that Jacqueline seems to admit both that Dina IS joining the show and that she is in fact LEAVING the show! #Drinking&Tweeting
One show Bethenny has been avoiding is her former television home, Real Housewives of New York. But not for lack of trying! According to "sources" Bethenny reached out to former BFF-turned nemesis Jill Zarin to beg her to appear as a guest. She also approached reportedly broke former housewife Alex McCord and dangled a financial incentive in front of her nose.
So did the ladies take her up on it? Not. A. Chance! “The show called Alex’s publicist and told them about their grand plan, but said that all they could offer her was $400 — which is less than the SAG minimum,” a source informed Radar Online. Bethenny is a girl who loves a bargain!
Caroline has made no secret that she wishes Al were more present in their marriage and would consider retiring. But now sources tell Perez Hilton that their marriage is majorly on the rocks and Caroline is forcing Al to spend time with her! They do seem really disconnected, I mean he seems like he never wants to be around. Sad.