This weekend the Gorgadices (minus Joe Gorga who has been battling a nasty case of the flu!) gathered together to try their hand at this family party thing one more time. Teresa Giudice and hubby Joe threw a big ole shindig to celebrate Gia's 12th birthday and (of course) the Bravo cameras were there to catch the whole thing for our season 5 viewing pleasure. Also in attendance: Kim DePaola and newcomerJennifer Dalton.
If the saying "a picture is worth 1000 words" is true, we're going to assume that things are hardly going okay. And if we're judging by photos alone, Kim D. looks to be at the center of some major shit stirring. You're shocked, right?
So, if you were hoping for a little bit of Kumbaya 'round the fire and no more drama, you may not want to read on and maybe skip down to the photo gallery at the very very bottom of the page! If you were secretly making plans to watch something else on Sunday nights when you heard rumors of a drama-free RHONJ season, don't delete it from your DVR just yet and keep scrolling for your glimmer of hope!
Everyone returns to Real Housewives of New Jersey with one notable exception: the producers! Melissa Gorga revealed that the show is currently filming and all the ladies have returned, but a couple things are different. Firstly, there have been NO fights.
“So far, so good,” Melissashared with The Huffington Post. “There are a lot of fun scenes I have taped with my husband and family that I think are going to be hysterical. We are all here. We are all back."
Melissa does confirm the rumor that new women are joining the cast but she's uncertain how involved their roles will be. "There are a few new faces scattered around — I don't know if they are 100 percent housewives. Two new faces, but we are still the same five.”
Lauren Manzo opened up earlier this year about undergoing lapband surgery to help her lose weight and shared how it enabled her to shed 30 lbs. Lauren showed off her new physique in a spread featured in Us magazine back in June and has been successful keeping the weight off.
Lauren enjoyed treats over Christmas, even sharing photos of her indulging in her mom's traditional holiday goodies – complete with sprinkles. But she kept herself in check and is ready to work on her new goal.
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The infamous Real Housewives of New Jersey family feud continues. We hoped 2013 could bring renewed peace and love (if it ever existed in the first place) to sisters-in-laws Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. Guess not. Which is a bummer cause I'm really tired of writing about this.
Our source shares how Teresa spent her New Year's and who was not invited. Hint, hint: her initials are M.G. No surprise there! Unfortunately the Gorga family feud runs deeper than sisters-in-law who don't see eye-to-eye as Teresa's elderly parents barely have a relationship with their only son as a result of Melissa's alleged scheming and desperate famewhoring.
It's the casting rumors that never end! Yes, they go on and on my friend! Gossip has been swirling around the Real Housewives of New Jersey and who may or may not be joining the cast. Apparently everyone from last season will be returning, but there seems to be some confusion whether there will be any new full-fledged housewives.
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!
Well, dear readers, thankfully the Mayan hype was just that…hype. We're now in the last week of 2012 (has it flown by as quickly for you as it did me?), and we need to focus on 2013. It's time for gorging on holiday leftovers and contemplating the last 365 days–or 265 days if you're RHOA'sPorsha Stewart. When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, I am absolutely horrible. Check that. I'm great at making them, but I'm awful at keeping them.
For 2013, I plan to eat healthier (the BoJangles drive-thru is just so delicious and convenient), write daily (for myself), cook more, and like wine less (bwahahahaha! Like that will ever happen!). I also pledge to spend more time with family and friends–it's my one easy given. I hate total failure. 🙂 Finally, I resolve to train for the half-marathon I've been wanting to do, and this time around wogging (walk/jogging) three miles every other week just won't cut it. Thankfully, we've got some great tips from reality stars as to how to make our healthy resolutions an actuality. Fingers crossed.
First up? Real Housewives of New Jersey's controversial scene stealer is sharing a list of her ten healthiest tips…courtesy of her trainer. Celeb Buzz is reporting on how Teresa Giudice plans to maintain her svelte figure in the new year. The exercise-loving reality star reveals, “It is so rewarding how I feel at the end of the workout, I can’t wait to come back for more. One of the lessons I learned is that this is a lifestyle change. I’m not just here for a couple of months. I’m in it for the long haul.”