Real Housewives of New Jersey

Danielle Staub

Boy some things have changed on Real Housewives Of New Jersey! Once upon a time, Danielle Staub was Teresa Giudice‘s mortal enemy, and Teresa was BFF with Jacqueline Laurita. Now, Jacqueline is completely out of the picture, and the woman Teresa once labeled a “prostitution whore” has become her bestie.

“Everything aligned perfectly,” Danielle gushed of her decision to return to RHONJ after a lengthy absence. Danielle’s decision was impacted after she bonded with Teresa over yoga and realized there would be no more table flips or country club shake downs. I am sure it did not hurt that Teresa and Danielle were also able to bond over running Jacqueline off.

Joe Giudice on RHONJ

Another day, another Giudice drama! This time Joe Giudice, who has been cooling his heels in prison after a money fraud situation went terribly awry, has been barred from the prison’s alcohol abuse treatment program over his immigration status.

Despite living in America since he was a baby, and marrying American citizen Teresa Giudice, Joe never completed his citizenship requirements and is currently eligible for deportation once his 41 month prison sentence ends. Last year Joe entered Fort Dix correctional facility and was placed in a special unit for substance abuse. At his sentencing hearing, the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star told the judge that he his drinking was out of control as a result of the legal issues, Teresa’s prison sentence, and the sudden loss of his father

Real Housewives of New Jersey recap

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania has a serious cause for concern since her daughter Gabrielle is at at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts which was hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Dolores and Gabby have been in touch, but even so it definitely hasn’t been easy for her to handle while her daughter is so far away and in some tough conditions at that.

Dolores has opened up about her current worries and has shared some status updates from her daughter on social media.

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

Based on the trailer, Season 8 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is going to be exactly what this show needs to get back on track. After that Season 6 casting misfire with the twins and Amber Marchese and a Season 7 that centered around the demise of Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita’s friendship, Season 8 appears to be the exactly what the fandom needs.

Siggy Flicker is back, but she is not the peacemaker from last year. She has a lot to address this season. From her friendship with the always controversial Kim D to her issues with the new Housewife Margaret Josephs, it looks like she will be in the thick of the drama this season. And then there’s the part of the trailer (which I can’t stop watching) where she tells Danielle Staub “you’re f-cked up” immediately after Danielle says “that’s f-cked up.” It looks like Jersey is going to be off the rails this year and Siggy teases about the “epic season” that is just a month away.

Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly

After what felt like the longest break ever, Watch What Happens Live is back with new episodes. It’s perfect timing with the Below Deck Season 5 premiere, so it was fitting that Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly were Andy Cohen’s guests. They are the only returning crew members from last season.

Kate, Nico, and Andy discussed the Below Deck episode and even shared their commentary on some of the Below Deck Mediterranean drama that went down during its last season. Plus, two Real Housewives rang the door bell for some surprise appearances.

Teresa-Giudice-LDW

Usually the mention of a Real Housewives vacation incites thoughts of grown women fighting over which room they get to sleep in at a mansion, explosive arguments at group dinners, or even a wild turn up. In all honesty, these trips seem more exhausting than relaxing, so it is no surprise that the Housewives seem to be a million times more relaxed when they take vacations in their real lives away from the cast.

Most of the Real Housewives escaped from real life to enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend with their friends and families.

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 15: (R-L) Jacqueline Laurita walks the red carpet during Hard Rock Cafe's 20th Anniversary bash on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in Atlantic City, NJ. The event celebrates Hard Rock's two-decade commitment to the Atlantic City Community. (Photo by Bill McCay/Getty Images for Hard Rock Inter)

 

Even though Jacqueline Laurita is not returning as a cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey next season, life isn’t all bad for her (excluding that whole Signature Apparel mess). Her only grandson just had his first birthday.

Jacqueline’s daughter Ashlee Holmes posted about her son Cameron turning one on social media and of course Jacqueline is thrilled about it as well.

Real Housewives Awards

Bravo is bringing back the Real Housewives Awards for the fourth year in a row. This time, the ladies from across the franchise will compete for fans’ votes in various categories within the back-to-school theme.

Fortunately, it seems like this list was compiled with the intention to make sure everyone feels included, which is nice. Unfortunately, it seems like this list was compiled with the intention to make sure everyone feels included, which means that many of the nominations do not make sense. Nevertheless, the fandom will (hopefully) make the right decisions. Either way you slice it, nominating every housewife is a good way to ensure that a lot of them show up when the awards are handed out. So at least that’s good.