When news of the firing of Danielle Staub hit weeks ago, a few media outlets revealed the reason was an ultimatum given to Bravo by the Manzos.
Well, we can now confirm today that ultimatum is indeed true and fact. TMZ obtained a video of Caroline Manzo during her on camera deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed against Danielle by her ex-husband, Kevin Maher.
In the video, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals she delivered a strict ultimatum to the show’s producers — if Danielle returned for another season … she’d quit the show.
“I did tell Bravo and Sirens that there is no amount of money you could put on the table for me next year,” said Caroline, adding that “if Danielle Staub is on the show, I am out because my integrity means too much to me … so for Season 3, they know it’s either Danielle or myself.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CAROLINE’S ULTIMATUM? DID BRAVO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE?
Life&Style magazine is reporting that at approximately 11am EST Saturday morning, Danielle Staub had her Range Rover repossessed at the house she had been staying at.
“You should have seen the begging,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “Danielle pleaded with the repo guys but they had their job to do, and they did it.”
Life&Style reports Danielle has been having financial troubles since the court took over her final checks from the Bravo network. She fell behind on her car payments and is reportedly penniless. No word on why the court took control of Danielle’s checks.
Joe Giudice has been sentenced to 10 days in jail reports RadarOnline.
According to Radar, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was sentenced this Wednesday. The sentence was in regards to the DUI Joe received back in January, the same one that was featured on the show.
Radar reports the jail sentence is a result of Joe driving with a suspended license. In addition to the 10 days in jail, Joe was also fined $1,000, with his license being suspended for at least another year. If you recall, Joe was also sentenced earlier this year for the actual DUI. The Judge in the DUI case imposed $864 in penalties; revoked his driver’s license for 12 months; and ordered him to perform 30 days community service.
Joe is scheduled to begin serving his sentence next week. The Giudices have yet to comment on this though something tells us Teresa is very devastated she will have to go 10 days with no hanky panky from Joe.
In what some fans of the show saw coming from a mile away, RadarOnline is reporting today that there is a major rift between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice.
According to RadarOnline, Caroline and Teresa are now on the outs because Caroline is tired of all of Teresa’s drama. A source even tells the site the two ladies hate each other! “Caroline is not talking to Teresa,” says an insider to Radar. “She is just tired of all the drama. She is just keeping her distance. She doesn’t mind if Teresa is on the show, but they all hate each other now.”
The insider adds, “She feels that Teresa has gotten to carried away with everything and she is just aggravated with her.” Radar also reiterates the news that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, whom she hates, will be on the show next season. Must say season 3 of the NJ Housewives is looking good right about now.
This reported rift between Caroline and Teresa doesn’t come as a surprise, as the two ladies have had some rather interesting things to say regarding the other’s behavior this season.
Here’s what Teresa wrote in her Bravo blog regarding Caroline’s complaints about her kids on the trip to Italy -
“I don’t know why Caroline was so crabby. I know she was sick before we left and in pain, but she could have stayed home like Dina. What did she think it was going to be like with 20 people and babies? It wasn’t a romantic honeymoon for her and Albert. I don’t know why that shocked her. And I’m sorry she felt uncomfortable when we were all speaking Italian, but hello, it’s Italy! Her Italian grandfather might not have taught her Italian, but I think she’s had plenty of time over the years to learn it if she wanted to!”
And Below is what Caroline had to say in her blog about Teresa’s outburst on part 1 of the reunion show -
“First things first. I expected yelling, screaming, and tears. I NEVER expected Andy to get tossed like a rag doll. I was in complete shock when that happened. Actually, I had to compose myself because I wanted to cry. Seriously, I did. When Teresa jumped off the couch and approached Danielle it was literally within the first ten minutes of filming. The only thing going through my mind at that moment, beyond the obvious WTF is going on, was that I couldn’t sit through hours and hours of this. If this is happening now, what’s it going to be like when we get to the real issues? Thank God it never got to that level again, it was an ugly moment. Ugly, ugly, ugly.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED CAROLINE AND TERESA ARE NOW ON THE OUTS?
Well, we can now bring you the story details, but you might be in for a bit of a letdown as Teresa’s marriage with Joe is stronger than ever according to them. And those past infidelities? Well, it actually has to do with an ex-boyfriend of Teresa’s and not Joe. And finally, Teresa has never moved out on Joe, but tells the magazine she would if Joe were to ever cheat on her.
Teresa On the Joe Love Child Rumors – Teresa tells the mag it was Joe’s ex-business partner who first informed them of the love-child rumors. “He called, and he was laughing at Joe, saying, ‘Ha ha, look what’s coming back to haunt you – the love child!’” she recalls. “My husband didn’t even know what that meant.” Teresa insists there is zero truth to the rumors that Joe fathered a son out of wedlock. “I wish I knew who started it,” she says. “Maybe it was Danielle.”
Joe On Teresa & Their Amazing Sex Life – Joe also talks to InTouch, telling the mag he still finds Teresa incredibly attractive, and that they still make love at least once a day. “If she passes out on me, we do it in the morning,” says Joe. “The morning is actually pretty good.” As for what he loves about Teresa, Joe says: “She’s a good mom, she’s a hard worker. And she has a nice ass.” Teresa adds with a smile, “I have to say, an orgasm is a great stress-reliever.” And no, we’re not making this up folks.
Teresa On Past Infidelities – While Teresa and Joe deny all cheating rumors, Terese, who tells the mag she got suspended in high school for giving a girl a black eye, opened up about an ex-boyfriend who repeatedly cheated on her. “I had an ex-boyfriend who cheated,” recalls Teresa. “I would check his phone, his answering machine.” That relationship ultimately ended after Teresa confronted one of his women in a nightclub, during which things got physical.
When it comes to Teresa and Joe’s relationship, Teresa tells the mag the two were childhood friends, and that she always had a crush on Joe, though they didn’t start dating until they were adults. A picture of Teresa and Joe is below. Teresa was 12 when the photo was taken.
You can read more about Teresa and Joe’s interview in the latest issue of InTouch Weekly. There are also more old photos of the two in the magazine issue.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GIUDICES’ INTERVIEW?
According to Popeater, Bethenny is still under contract with Bravo to appear on one more season of the show. This means the decision to appear or not appear on the show is completely up to Bravo, and not Bethenny.
“Bethenny’s contract with ‘Housewives’ is for another year,” a Bravo network executive tells Popeater. “Even though she has a contract for her own spin-off reality show, she needs to honor the contact she originally signed.”
And when it comes to Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub getting a spin-off show on another network, not so fast says Popeater. Apparently Danielle’s contract with Bravo clearly states she cannot work for another network for several more years without Bravo’s written permission.
“These ladies think they are superstars now and that something like a contract doesn’t matter,” an insider reveals. “Well, think again. Bravo isn’t in the business of creating stars and then letting them go to other networks. That just isn’t going to happen.”
In other housewives news, Danielle is now claiming former co-star Dina Manzo is sending her threatening text messages. “Dina texts me,” said Danielle to E! News. “Yep, Dina—who’s not even on the Housewives anymore. She’s hanging for dear life. Shut the f–k up, Dina!”
“She’s threatening me,” Danielle claims. “She’s an idiot. I don’t answer them.” Dina however denies this. “I left for a reason to get her out of my life,” said Dina. “I wish she would just do the same and move on.”
The latest is a new report by RadarOnline, which details Caroline’s recent testimony against Danielle in a Federal defamation lawsuit filed against Danielle by her ex-husband, Kevin Maher. Kevin is accusing Danielle of defaming him in media outlets and in her memoir, The Naked Truth.
In her testimony, Caroline, who was called to testify on behalf of Kevin, recalled the many tales Danielle told her about him. “She depicted him as a monster,” said Caroline during the July 22 deposition. “She depicted him as someone who would beat her daily, as someone that put her in the hospital due to the beatings, I want to say on more than one occasion.”
Caroline continued, “She claimed to have been hiding in a tree at some point, afraid that when he came home he would find her and beat her. She claimed to be the victim of prostitution due to his demands, that he put her into that world, again depicting him as an absolute monster. And the only reason she stayed with him, because she feared for her life if she left.”
According to Radar, Danielle has filed a motion with the court to have the case dismissed. An hearing for that has been set for September 27.
In other news, Danielle continues to talk to any media outlet willing to listen. The latest is her claims that she has not one, but two spin-off shows in the works! Danielle is claiming one of the shows will be a reality show based on her life a la Bethenny Getting Married, while the other will have her hosting a show a la Jerry Springer.
Danielle, pictured above on Friday snagging freebies at a MTV VMA retreat (feel free to check out the items in the photo background), told RadarOnline her reality show will be better than that of Bethenny Frankel. “It’s going to be better because it’s actually going to keep people awake and on the edge of their seats,” Danielle told Radar. “They’re going to want to see what I’m doing, where I’m going, who I’m wearing, what I’m wearing, who I’m chewing up and spitting out, maybe who I’m dating, maybe who I’m not, what is going on in my real life … and the one thing people say, love me or hate me, I keep it real and you’re paying attention.”
Danielle also shares she will be revealing her sexual orientation on her show. As for her other show, Danielle says she will be hosting it. “It’s going to be over the top and definitely something that I think people are going to be quite surprised that I’m going to be able to do and who I’m replacing.”
And while we continue to remain suspicious about Danielle’s “two shows,” HollywoodLife is reporting today that Danielle had a camera crew in tow during an OK magazine event last night. Danielle revealed to the site that one of her shows will be titled Social and will air on the WealthTV network. And no, we’ve never heard of the WealthTV network either, just in case you’re wondering.
“I’m replacing Robin Leach basically, of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but with a twist,” she says. “There will be more socializing with the rich and famous celebrities and we’ll show how they give back as well.” Danielle says she will tape the first episode this Thursday — and will tape for 26 straight weeks. “Each week I’ll have a different celebrity or billionaire,” she says adding, “I’ll be filming anywhere from New Jersey all the way to India. We have a lot of celebrities lined up but I can’t tell you their names yet. Lori Michaels [her rumored girlfriend] will be a part of this too.”
Danielle confirmed to HollyWoodLife that her kids will appear on both shows. Poor kids.
TELL US – LOVE HER OR HATE HER, WOULD YOU WATCH A DANIELLE SPIN-OFF SHOW?
Naomi appeared on Thursday’s episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live during which she called Danielle’s archenemy, Teresa Giudice, a “role model.”
In a new interview with RadarOnline, Danielle makes it clear she is not pleased with Naomi’s comments. “Isn’t that somebody that’s physically attacked and abused other, let’s see…women? Yeah, so her and Teresa do have a lot in common,” Danielle told Radar referencing Naomi’s numerous violent outbursts, which includes throwing a cell phone at her maid in 2007, and assaulting two police officers in London’s Heathrow airport just a year later.
Danielle had a lot more to say. “I didn’t mess with her family! I stated the truth,” Danielle said. “Naomi, pay attention, please! I’m going to tell you the same thing I told Teresa. Pay attention before you make comments in stupidity.”
Danielle also defends her comments towards Teresa. “I did not comment on her family… I stated two facts this season: she is in foreclosure and… according to her sister-in-law, who was in direct contact with me along with her brother, [she] never said congratulations or acknowledged the birth of her nephew,” Danielle said referring to Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
As for Naomi and Teresa, Danielle believes “they get each other because they both got bad, bad, bad tempers” adding that the two violent prone ladies “should definitely hang out.”
Seems like Danielle is really working overtime in the press, doing whatever it takes in hopes of getting her spin-off show picked up by a network.