Real Housewives of New Jersey

Chis Manzo Talks About His New Book

This week on Manzo’d With Children, we learned that Caroline Manzo’s son, Chris, decided that he wanted to write a children’s book. As shocking as that may seem, it is true, but what made him decide to ditch all of his other business plans for something so different? Luckily, Chris Manzo opened up about his decision recently, and admitted that he is just not a “suit and tie business man.”

In fact, according to Manzo, he hired someone to take care of all the technical business stuff for him, while he just focused on what he wanted to do – write the book. As for his mom and the rest of the Manzo family, they are nothing short of extremely proud of Chris.

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Last night’s Manzo’d With Children was brought to you by the letter V. V as in Vito Scalia, but also for “Vessel,” losing your Manzo Virginity, and Visiting the library. But mostly V is for Vito and all the ways he is passive aggressively trying to use his voice. (V is for Voice). 

Lauren Manzo‘s wedding will include 300 hundred people and 300 hundred Italian traditions, but only one corsage. Vito’s mom, Denise, comes over, pushing her dog in a stroller, to see where her son will be spending the rest of his remaining days. Lauren asks her if she wants a corsage at the wedding – of course she does! She’s the mother of the groom and that is an honor that must be signified. Caroline Manzo “wouldn’t be caught dead in a corsage.” She describes Vito’s mother as a “firecracker” and explains they’re different, yet the same.

Time for some standardized test prep! Different, but similar-style with Caroline and Denise.

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Kudos to The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice for keeping things as normal and happy as he can for his daughters while Teresa remains in prison.  And to Melissa and Joe Gorga for putting aside past issues and helping out, too.  The family gathered together this week to celebrate Audriana Giudice’s sixth birthday. 

Melissa Gorga shared the photo above, showing of Audriana’s many balloons and two cakes (plus cupcakes!).  One of those cakes was of course a Frozen-themed one!  Melissa wrote, “Happy birthday Beautiful Audriana  we love you so much…”

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It’s here!  Our first look at the three part prison special, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In.   Bravo released the first trailer featuring Joe Giudice and his four daughters, Teresa Giudice via prison calls, and the Gorga family

From looking at the video, we’ll get a glimpse into how Teresa has helped to keep her household running from prison while Joe does the heavy lifting in person.  Joe has his hands full with four busy girls, but it looks like he’s gotten some family support from his in-laws, Joe and Melissa Gorga.

Lauren Manzo Bridal Shower

The countdown to Lauren Manzo‘s wedding is on. And it’s bridal shower day on Manzo’d With Children

Caroline Manzo is hosting Lauren’s shower at Casa de Smothers because no Manzo ever, like ever, leaves that house. Seriously it is the black hole of adulthood. Their family motto is probably “We Fail To Launch Here!”

Ever since Lauren first got a salami-scented whiff of Vito wafting from across Albie’s dorm room, Caroline has been buying vintage tea cups on Etsy. For whatever reason they’re hot glue gunning tea cups to saucers and hanging them from chandeliers and floating them across the pool in parasols to create a tea party theme. 110 people are attending. Dina Manzo was invited, but is in California. Sadly, the grinning face of Greggy Bennett will not be appearing. Or so we’re led to believe…

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Melissa Gorga’s kids had an exciting time in the city last night!  As New York Fashion Week kicks off, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s daughter Antonia and her youngest son Joey participated in the Kids Rock Live runway show. 

Melissa and Joe Gorga walked the carpet with middle son Gino as their kids got ready backstage.  The proud mom showed off some photos and videos from their big night.  Also in attendance at the event were La La Anthony and her family and backstage Melissa bumped into Snooki with her son Lorenzo. 

Check out the pics below – and a video of little Joey strutting his stuff.  

E! NYFW Party

The New York Fashion Week festivities are kicking off this week and the parties are underway already.  Last night was E!’s NYFW celebration and it attracted the reality stars – and their lawyers? 

Among the Bravolebrities that turned out – Dorinda Medley, John Mahdessian, Luann de Lesseps, Kristen Taekman and more – were joined by Teresa Giudice’s attorney James Leonard Jr.  Random.

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It’s no secret that Lance Bass has been besties with Lisa Vanderpump for some time now, having made cameos here and there on both Vanderpump Rules and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now Lance is spreading his Housewives wings and weighing in on his faves across the franchises, as well as what he hopes to see in the future (anyone up for Lance’s hubby as the first male “housewife,” he wonders? Yes, please!)

Lance reveals, “I was a huge Real Housewives of Atlanta fan at the beginning. And now I’m a huge Beverly Hills fan, and I’m kind of a newbie fan of New York.” Although he’s branching out with his viewership, Lance admits that for now, “Beverly Hills has my heart.” Well, no surprise there! “Lisa [Vanderpump] definitely is one of my besties. It’s real fun to be able to watch and know someone on the show. But it’s also nice to know a lot of the backstory that other people don’t see. It’s really interesting because, to me, it’s like my own personal reality show,” explains Lance. 

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