Even though we have another week yet before the first part of the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 5 reunion show airs, Bravo has released oodles of photos for us to gawk at in the meantime.
In fact, there were so many pics, I have to break this up into two posts because our poor slideshow gallery (it's new and improved and awesome!) could only handle so much RHONJ in one sitting and made me split it into two.
After five grueling seasons, Caroline Manzo is quitting The Real Housewives of New Jersey, reportedly.
This isn't really shocking news since she's currently filming a pilot episode for a potential spinoff series, Manzo'd With Children, that will feature her husband and adult children. According to sources Caroline will not be returning to the Real Housewives even if the spinoff isn't given the green light for a full season.
Us Weekly claims that sources confirmed to them that Caroline has quit the show officially – or perhaps Bravo's trying to generate a whole lotta gossip this week ahead of the season finale….
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Jacqueline Laurita ponders the mental health of Johnny the Greek and tells the Twitter haters off.
As Real Housewives of New Jersey comes to an end this week, I'm a little sad that this is the last of Jacqueline's blogs. Her reflections on the episodes have been the highlight of the season for me because she's so "whatever, you're all insane, I've had some wine and I'm gonna type this up quick so I can get back to Twitter, bitches" in them.
This week Jacqueline explains that she did not remember ever meeting Penny Karagiorgis, "Kim D. told me I had actually been in Penny's presence a couple of times in the past in quick passing at her store and at one of her events, but for some reason, I couldn't remember her AT ALL. I certainly don't know the girl, and we have never been formally introduced. I am sure I would have remembered her if she had been rude to me in the past, so she must have been nice to my face. Even when Penny was pointed out to me at Moxie, she didn't look familiar at all to me. Maybe I was distracted by her hair, but I didn't recognize her face. Come to think of it, I have met lots of people, and nobody has actually been rude to my face upon meeting them. I guess most rude people just talk behind my back or hide behind their computers like cowards."
According to North Jersey, a deal was brokered between the lawyers of the stars and Johnny Karagiorgis' attorney this week and part of that agreement was dropping the charges. A judge signed off on the deal in court this afternoon and ordered the charges dismissed.
For those not in the know, the co-stars were being charged with assault and making terroristic threats after the epic brawl at the Posche 2 grand opening party.
Jacs just Tweeted, "I don't know any man that would lie about a woman hitting him with a shoe! #neverhappened".
Bethenny and Brandi chat about TV friendships versus "real" friendships. They agree that many of their friendships from the Housewives shows are solely based on the show itself.
Bethenny: These are friendships that are forged, they are real, but it's because you are on television. Brandi: In other words you probably never would have met them before or hung out with them before. Bethenny: Lisa Vanderpump would never be friends with you unless you met on television.
Lamar's father Joe (who has appeared on several Kardashian reality shows and has a history of drug abuse) tweeted that Kris and Khloe Kardashian drove Lamar to drug use and called Kris an "evil bitch."
In case you weren't aware, Lamar is reportedly addicted to crack, among other things and was using all throughout his stellar (until the Kardashians got involved!) NBA career. Anyway, Lamar fired back SUPPOSEDLY, writing, among other things: "How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own 'son'. He is my downfall!" Now Lamar is denying that he ever wrote a pro-Kardashian rant and claims his twitter was hacked! Now that I believe!
TMZ reports that Lamar's friends say he absolutely did not write the statement defending the Kardashians as his "only family". In fact sources say Lamar currently has no internet and was completely unaware of the statements his father made on twitter. He's also still in hiding and when people come to the door he "confiscates their phones".