Caroline Manzo

 

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Oh Kim D, love her or hate her or secretly relish in her antics as I do, it appears we are stuck with her! Kim is apparently returning to Real Housewives of New Jersey as a full-fledged housewife this season, earning her stripes with last season's stripper-gate set-up. 

In a new interview Kim D is direct, to the point, and makes no secret that she is all about the fame and playing the game! She also has some surprising things to say!

Kim reveals that the show pretty much saved her business which was failing, pre-Housewives. Oh, you don't say? She is now opening a second boutique for all your NJ tackery needs! 

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If you're wondering why the Real Housewives of New Jersey have been so quiet on Twitter this weekend, it's because they are headed off for a little birthday celebration in Arizona. 

Our gossip guy Tom Murro tells us that Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile and all of the Jersey House Husbands are participating in a spa retreat for Melissa's birthday (March 21st).  And of course, the camera crew is in tow to capture every moment! 

Rumor has it they'll all be back on Thursday. 

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If you live in the Garden State, spend far above your means, and at least eighty percent of your wardrobe contains sequins and/or faux fur, you could possibly be a Real Housewife of New Jersey.  If you're racing your former friends and family members to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List, you are on Bravo's short list for sure!

Depending on what floats your boat, there's a book penned by a RHONJ star that is just right for you.  Do you like sampling new Fabulicious recipes?  I think we all know that Teresa Giudice has you covered.  Is party planning one of your hobbies?  Pick up a copy of Dina Manzo's new book.  Is TMI in the bedroom the kind of juicy gossip you crave?  Look no further than Melissa Gorga to dish on her relationship with Poison!  And, of course, if you want straight talk, Caroline Manzo is going to tell it like it is in her new tome.  It looks like this Bravo franchise has the book market cornered!

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Our favorite reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy! 
 
Above: Real Housewives of Miami star Marysol Patton tweeted, "Not a drop of make-up."
 
Below you’ll find Twitter pics from NeNe Leakes, Ana Quincoces, Kourtney Kardashian, Karent Sierra, Malaysia Pargo, Snooki, and more.
 
 
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Melissa Gorga has been plagued by salacious allegations ever since she appeared on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Last year it was stripper accusations, and this year she's been accused of cheating on Poison Gorga with her ex-boyfriend Brian "Bulldog" Bowen

Just like Joe adamantly defended Melissa against stripper-gate, he is coming to her defense in the rumors that she had an affair. 

“I don’t even know this guy,” Joe insists to Life & Style. “People tried to bring this up two years ago; they tried to put this bulls–t out there. All I have to say is, ‘Ha, ha, ha.’”

 “There’s a lot of lies and a lot of accusations…but I love my wife,” Joe shares. "The poor girl keeps getting all this abuse for no reason. They find a good mom with a good image, and it's like, ‘How can we take her down?’” 

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Yes, you read the above right! The tangled web of 'I hate you, I love you, I want to destroy your life, oh but I just want us to be close again' that is Real Housewives of New Jersey just got… crazier? Hold on – you're in for a wild one!

Yesterday we reported that despite an alleged reconciliation of the Gorgadice families, Joe Gorga said things were still very, very bad between the families. 

Following two seasons of the same fighting between Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga (and massive fan backlash), Bravo hired new producers to handle S5 of RHONJ as they apparently want a storyline with a more positive spin. Melissa hinted at this in an earlier interview. 

According to an exclusive obtained by TamaraTattles, producers are so desperate for this family feud to end they are forcing Teresa, Melissa, and the Joes to film together and make nice (our source confirmed they held a staged playdate to appear like they are working things out). 

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I have, what I consider, to be bittersweet news.  One of my favorites is quitting Real Housewives of New Jersey.  I realize I'm likely in the minority, but I have a soft-spot for most of the Manzos.  Sure I didn't like when Caroline Manzo got all bitter for an entire season (I was fearful someone was going to awaken to a horse head in their bed), but I do think she is sick of the toxicity and drama…even if she was a participant.  

Even though it can certainly be argued that Caroline's children are overly coddled, I still think Albie and Chris are good guys.  A friend of mine grew up with Albie, and he has nothing but nice things to say about their family.  Of course, without the Manzo boys, there would be no Greg Bennett.  Greggy is by far my favorite Manzo by association…and now he's leaving.  

Greg is heading to the West Coast at the end of this month to make his home in San Francisco.  Sadly (for me), this means he will no longer be appearing on RHONJ, but I'm hoping that he gets some screen time when he comes back to visit!

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Never a dull day in the land of Real Housewives of New Jersey! Last season Caroline Manzo's biggest storyline (other than suddenly hating Teresa Giudice and her daughter Lauren Manzo's weight problems) was menopause, not to be confused with mean-opause. 

Caroline was seen meeting with one Dr. Dov Rand learning about treatments for her foul mood. Hopefully she didn't listen too carefully to his advice, because Starcasm reports the good doctor is headed to jail for the next five months and was just fined $30,000!

Dr. Rand pleaded guilty in federal court for accepting kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals to Orange Community MRI. Dr. Rand, along with 12 other NJ doctors, were arrested last December and charged with taking money in exchange for recommending Medicare and Medicaid patients for tests they may not necessarily need.

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