Real Housewives of New Jersey

Danielle Staub Celebrates Birthday With Surprise Party & RHONJ Cast

Danielle Staub turned 55 this week and celebrated with family, plus a surprise birthday party thrown by her 20th fiancé Marty Caffey, which was also attended by some of her Real Housewives Of New Jersey castmates.

I’m guessing this means RHONJ is still filming as Danielle’s new BFF Teresa Giudice was there, along with new Housewife Margaret Josephs and rumored possible castmate Alisa Maria Fronzaglia, who is a friend of Teresa’s and has been filming intermittently with the ladies for a while – for years actually. We’ll see if she actually makes the cut this year! 

Melissa-Gorga

It’s good to be Melissa Gorga these days. If you follow her on Instagram, it seems like she is having the summer of her life with beach vacation after beach vacation. I do not blame her though, I feel like anyone would need a few beach trips to recover after filming a Real Housewives of New Jersey season.

Unfortunately, the RHONJ viewers never get to see these fun, family beach trips on the show. That’s probably because they don’t provide any drama, but they sure do look relaxing and Melissa’s bathing suits are dope (and are the perfect way to promote her store Envy, obviously).

Teresa Giudice - Standing Strong Memoir

There’s never a dull moment in Teresa Giudice‘s life. Less than a year after being released from federal prison, Teresa suffered the tragic loss of her mother Antonia and the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star admits that nothing she’s endured has been harder than this. 

Teresa has been working through her grief with yoga and writing. She recently shared more details about her upcoming memoir, Standing Strong, which is about finding her way back to herself and figuring out how to handle not only Joe Giudice‘s prison sentence, but also her mother’s unexpected passing by finding zen and learning to rely on Joe and Melissa Gorga.

Melissa-Gorga-Snooki

How is Snooki not a Real Housewife of New Jersey yet? It would make so much sense. She would bring some much-needed entertainment value to the show. Plus, she’s already friends with Melissa Gorga. Unfortunately, I have no say in the casting process of this show, but I did get a sneak peak of how great this idea is when Nicole and Melissa both posted photos hanging with each other’s families at the beach.

Nicole Polizzi would be adorable and hilarious as a housewife – at least in my opinion. And I feel like she would get Melissa into some fun/funny situations outside of feuding with Kim D over their rival clothing stores. Unfortunately, the upcoming RHONJ season has already been filmed and my girl Snooki is not a part of the cast, but just think about what could have been: an iconic reality TV crossover opportunity.

Teresa-Giudice-Kenya-Moore-Ashley-Darby

Unfortunately, Brandi Glanville was unable to make it for the Vagina Monologues performances in Michigan with Teresa Giudice and nemesis Kenya Moore. I was really looking forward to hearing about Brandi and Kenya’s interaction, but Ashley Darby ended up taking Brandi’s place.

It’s always interesting when Housewives from different cities are in the same place and this just seems like the most random grouping of ladies. I would love to see some videos of the women reading some dramatic monologue during their performances. Or better yet some footage of the Housewives hanging out between shows. Now that would be a show worth watching.

Teresa-Giudice-Milania-Giudice-Graduation

In my opinion the biggest star on Real Housewives of New Jersey is Teresa Giudice’s daughter Milania Giudice. She always steals the show and every scene with her is hilarious. If anyone on RHONJ deserves to be celebrated it’s Milania. Plus she just graduated fifth grade which is a big deal. Props to my girl.

Not only did Milania have a big day, but her little sister Audriana Giudice and her cousins Joey and Gino Gorga had their last day of school today. Clearly things are still harmonious between the Giudice and Gorga families since both Tre and Melissa Gorga celebrated the end of the school year with their cute kids at the lake.

Jill Zarin

As much as I am entertained by pretty much everything I watch on Bravo, I can’t help being even more intrigued by what happens behind the scenes to make my favorite reality shows happen. I want to know if Housewives actually do “amicably part ways” with the network or if that is just a go-to line, like I suspect.

Even though I watch Bravo whenever possible, I still can’t get enough content and I want to know more about how it all works.

EAST HANOVER, NJ - MAY 18: Teresa Giudice attends the Gorga's Homemade Pasta & Pizza Grand Opening on May 18, 2017 in East Hanover, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

 

There are very few things that I love more than a Real Housewives crossover. There is just something about Housewives from different cities hanging out in real life that just blows my mind and warms my heart. Case in point: Teresa Giudice, Brandi Glanville, and Kenya Moore are all acting on the Vagina Monologues together.

Wait. What? I would give anything to see these three doing a dramatic reading. If only this was happening in a city near me. New Jersey meets Beverly Hills meets Atlanta plus all of that ongoing tension with Brandi and Kenya. Apparently Teresa had no idea about the issues between Brandi and Kenya, but now she’s determined to end the feud. Good luck with that one.