While the new season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County is scheduled to begin filming next week, one familiar housewife that won’t be returning is original cast member, Jeana Keough. The decision to not have Jeana return seemed to be that of Bravo, and not Jeana.
Tamra Barney gave an interview earlier this week to Radaronline teasing that one of the original housewives would not be returning. While Tamra did not confirm who it was, TheDirty website did confirm yesterday that Jeana Keough is the one leaving.
Tamra also says there might be a new housewife or two added to the show. I can’t help but get the feeling the show will be a-okay as long as Gretchen is still on there, and Tamra continues her pathetic mission to “expose her.” I will however miss Jeana on the show, she was a likable character. No word yet on if Lynn will be returning, does the show really need her?
Tell Us: What do you think of Bravo’s decision not to bring Jeana back?
We have finally gotten our hands of the infamous mugshot of Danielle Staub. This comes directly from the book, Cop Without A Badge. Also shown below are 2 pages containing Danielle aka Beverly Merrill’s story.
The Cop Without A Badge book is suppose to be an autobiographical tale of Kevin Maher, a former criminal turned Cop informant.
The gist of the story is that the main character in the book, Kevin, encounters Danielle and takes interest in her. Only to find out she is a stripper with a recent arrest and run in with the law. The run in with the law includes assisting a drug dealer in kidnapping and extortion. All of this allegedly took place in 1986. Interesting.
Kevin would go on to help Danielle get a good plea deal with the FBI. The two ended up dating on and off for 5 years eventually ending things in 1990. During this period Danielle and Kevin got married, but the marriage wasn’t exactly legal as Kevin was still married at the time. Kevin went on to state he last saw Danielle stripping in 1992.
Last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of NJ as a pretty good one, but it is the previews for next week’s episode that has everyone buzzing. As it promises to reveal secrets about Danielle Staub’s past.
The accusations being thrown out about Danielle include her being an ex stripper, being involved in kidnapping and the Colombian cartel. While the accusations were being leveled against her, the above book – Cop Without A Badge, was shown, as it was discussed that Danielle was in the book along with her mugshot. (The above pic is a picture of Danielle from 2000 by the way).
I have searched everywhere and this mugshot has yet to hit the Internet. I will be sure to post it here the minute I find it. The above book also only seems to be available on amazon.com. The book is about an ex criminal turned cop informant. A man name Kevin Maher is the subject of the book.
So how does Danielle tie into all this? Well it is rumored that Kevin Maher is Danielle’s brother, and that Danielle’s maiden name is Maher. So the guess is Kevin, while talking about his life of crime might have implicated his sister, Danielle, as well.
Star Magazine’s latest issue is also reporting that Danielle was arrested last night for allegedly not paying her attorneys. Supposedly, she has been unable to pay off her lawyers due to the face that her ex husband, a manufacturer of exercise equipment, has yet to pay her divorce settlement. The lawyer fees are said to be in six figures so it’s safe to say her settlement money could be in the millions. There is also suppose to be a mugshot from this incident but the cops have yet to release it.
We will continue to get more updates and details on this story. Perhaps people with too many closet skeletons should avoid reality shows. Just a thought Danielle.
We want to know who your favorite housewife from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey. According to the poll below, Caroline is in the lead with Dina coming in a surprising last. Jacqueline would be my favorite housewife for the moment. I enjoy her peaceful, easy going demeanor.
Feel free to vote and comment on who your favorite NJ housewife is and why.
Are you ready for a new Housewives franchise? Well you should be as Bravo is now casting for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Evolution Media, the same company that produces the Orange County Housewives, will be producing this series as well.
I can only imagine the Beverly Hills housewives will be like Orange County on crack. I’m picturing more botox, plastic surgeries, sugar daddies, bigger boobs hair. And speaking of bigger hair, isn’t it time Bravo branches out to Texas? How great would it be to have a Real Housewives of Dallas series? Hope the Bravo execs are listening. We want TEXAS!
More casting information is below for the Beverly Hills Franchise -
Evolution Media/Bravo is looking for outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in and around the Beverly Hills area that want to share their lives. We are looking for women who are lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views. Our featured women should have busy lives, be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic, and an active social calendar. Most importantly, they should be enjoying the good life.
The women, significant others and families must be open to sharing their experiences with the producers and the television audience.
Please indicate your: name, age, a bit about you, where you live, a current photo(s) and a contact phone number.
There must be something in the New Jersey water as Teresa Giudice is the latest housewife confirmed pregnant. People is reporting The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is 6 months pregnant. Her fellow housewife, Jacqueline Laurita, is also 8 months pregnant.
According to People, a Bravo rep confirmed this exclusively. Teresa is said to be about five and a half months along, and is “excited” about expanding her family.
Teresa is also said to be unsure about the sex of her baby, and “wants to keep it a secret until she delivers.” We’re guessing she’s hoping for a boy being that she currently has 3 daughters with her “juicy and delicious” husband.
Jon and Kate Plus 8‘s new season premiers May 25 on TLC. Recently, there have been several scandalous stories surrounding the couple’s relationship. All these controversies have led people to believe and think that viewers may stop watching the show. From experience, drama such as this seems to increase ratings so I guess time will be the judge.
Both Jon and Kate have been married for ten years now, and both speak to the camera separately unlike previous seasons when they gave their testimonials as a couple (during the happier times).
According to US weekly, Jon now lives above the garage of their million dollar home and was in an affair with a 23 year old. Several reports have reported that Kate is very difficult to please. Over the last 3 months, she has fired about 40 staff members, and maybe having an affair with her bodyguard. What’s sad is no one seems to know how the kids are going to be affected.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered last week on Bravo to very high ratings. It was the highest ratings ever received for a premier episode of the Housewives franchise. So with all the fame must come some scrutiny right? The NY Post wrote a very interesting article about these housewives and their skeletons. Below is a basic summary -
JACQUELINE LAURITA, 38 – Franklin Lakes Confesses on the show’s Web site to once having been arrested for fighting.
TERESA GIUDICE, 36 – Montville Owes money to design firm, a fertility clinic and vacuum cleaner company. Delinquent debts include $15,000 for a decorative railing on the mansion’s grand staircase. North Hudson IVF, a fertility clinic in Englewood Cliffs, is seeking $11,276 from the Giudices, according to a civil claim filed in November.
DANIELLE STAUB, 46 – Wayne Has a $130,557 federal tax lien against her and her ex. Claims to have been a Ford model; agency has no record of her.
DINA MANZO, 37 – Franklin Lakes Runs a charity that claims to be a nonprofit but does not have IRS taxexempt status.
CAROLINE MANZO, 47, Franklin Lakes Dina’s oldest sister, married to Dina’s husband’s brother. Hubby’s father found shot to death in the trunk of a Lincoln Continental in 1983.
Another major rumor going around is the Dina and her husband are currently separated and are no longer together due to his alleged cheating ways.