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Has hell frozen over? Above is a photo of Teresa Giudice and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga looking rather chummy.

After it was reported earlier this year that Melissa had signed on to join the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey, sources immediately informed us that the two ladies do not get along – at all. In fact, just two months ago, it was reported that Teresa and her hubby Joe Giudice started a brawl at the christening ceremony of Melissa’s son. Joe reportedly punched Teresa’s brother/Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga, leading to an all out fight between the men and some other party guests.

According to RadarOnline, the two sister-in-laws seem to have put the bad blood behind them, well at least for now. The above photo was taken at Melissa’s Christmas party which took place on Saturday night. “Teresa may have ignored some guests,” said a source. “But Melissa and Teresa got along great and had a lot of fun dancing together.”

Also in attendance at the party was Jacqueline Laurita and hubby Chris, Caroline and Al Manzo, Kim G., and the other new NJ housewife Kathy Wakile, who happens to be Teresa’s first cousin.

All signs point to this party marking the end of filming for the Real Housewives of NJ’s 3rd season. Melissa also tweeted the following this morning – “Time to wrap……..” Perhaps she’s just referring to wrapping gifts. From what we have heard, the 3rd season of the NJ Housewives will be explosive! With a lot of drama that will have you saying Danielle who? Bravo has yet to officially announce the airing date.

In other NJ news, Danielle Staub continues her attempt to stay relevant in the press. The latest is an interview with RadarOnline, in which she reveals her new year’s resolution is to have her former NJ costars “stop being mean girls!”

She adds, “Collectively stop being mean girls and resolve to be nice to everyone. Period. There is a much better existence.” Danielle also claims “I tried to [make amends] when I said goodbye at the reunion, when I walked away and quit.” Umm shouldn’t she be busy filming her “spin-off show?”  More photos from the party below.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA & MELISSA? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 3RD SEASON OF THE NJ HOUSEWIVES AS MUCH AS WE ARE?

The NY Post is reporting that Albie and Chris Manzo have been given their own spin-off show by the Bravo network.

According to the Post, sources close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey extras stars reveal that not only have they signed a contract with Bravo, but they have also begun filming the new untitled series.

Oddly enough, it was reported just last month that the boys moved out of their mom Caroline Manzo’s home and into their own bachelor pad. “The boys were looking for some independence,” an insider revealed. “They’re getting a ton of attention from the ladies and needed their own space.”

While a Bravo rep tells the Post that “Bravo has not made any announcement,” Rob Shuter of Popeater tweeted over the weekend that Bravo sources told him the boys are not getting their own spin-off show. Only time will reveal if the story is indeed true.

 

In other Real Housewives of NJ news, everyone’s favorite bankrupt housewife Teresa Giudice recently started her own blog on her official website, teresagiudice.com, on which she writes about her public appearances and family life.

However it was a recent blog post about her fellow castmate Jacqueline Laurita that got people talking. In the post, Teresa praises Jacqueline and then appears to take a swipe at her sister-in-law and newest NJ housewife Melissa Gorga. Well, we’ll let you be the judge. Teresa’s post is below -

“As if you didn’t already know, she is the sweetest, nicest, most genuine person you could ever meet. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body and she always has your back. She’s also so funny. We have the best time together. And she’s a GREAT mom! (And no, she doesn’t have a nanny either! The only person I know with a nanny is my sister-in-law Melissa. (I’m not judging if you have a nanny, that’s cool, it’s just not my style.)”

Teresa then added the following update after a fan accused her of taking a dig at Melissa -

“I didn’t even occur to me that you might take it as a dig, because it wasn’t meant that way at all. I’m sorry if it seemed like an insult. I was only stating facts because people keep sending me questions on Facebook and Twitter about who of us has nannies. I know you are a great mom, and as I have said many times on my Twitter and Facebook and my website I will never say anything bad about my family. “

We’re thinking this might have been Teresa’s way of getting back at Melissa, who accused her of using her mother as a nanny in a facebook posting last year. Teresa has since updated the blog post, deleting any reference to Melissa. We were however able to get a screen shot of the original post thanks to Google cache. The screen shot is below.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON A MANZO BROTHERS SPIN-OFF? DID TERESA TAKE A DIG AT MELISSA?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON BELOW TO SEE THE SCREEN SHOT!

Days after we reported the news of Teresa Giudice and hubby Joe Giudice having to stand trial for bankruptcy fraud in July, 2011, their attorney is now speaking out on their behalf.

James Kridel, attorney for the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, will have to prove to the bankruptcy court come 2011 that his clients’ bankruptcy filing is indeed legit and should not be overturned. Roberta DeAngelis, the attorney in the U.S. Trustees Office who evaluated the Giudices’ filing, has recommended that the court not grant their Chapter 7 petition due to fraud. DeAngelis accused the Giudices of concealing assets, hiding income, providing false information to the IRS, etc.

Kridel’s strategy seems to be to avoid the trial all together. “I am going to be sending a letter to the US Trustees Office because I would like to resolve with them their issue rather than have to try it,” Kridel told RadarOnline.

Kridel however claims he isn’t doing this out of fear of losing the case or desperation. “I’m not doing it out of desperation; I’m doing it in their [debtors and US Trustees] best interest. That’s the next step. But ultimately the ball is in their court.”

Kridel also adds that he will argue that his clients “have been punished enough.” Kridel stated, “Instead of just looking at it as ‘Joe Giudice,’ it is a family and to deny a discharge in this case would destroy this family. Some of the family members are clearly not responsible for anything that occurred here.”

Good luck with that Kridel. In other NJ news, RadarOnline is also reporting that Caroline Manzo’s sons – Albie and Chris Manzo – have officially moved out of their mama bear’s cave and into their own bachelor pad!

“The guys decided to get their own place because they are young and good looking and famous,” a source close to the family told Radar. “They get a lot of attention from women. They are growing up and they need their privacy.”

The source adds that Caroline is however having a hard time adjusting to her new empty nest. “Their mom is really sad because she is really close to her sons,” added the insider.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GIUDICES’ ATTORNEY’S COMMENTS AND THE MANZO BOYS MOVING OUT?

“Alright for the record, Life&Style=garbage, RadarOnline=flies who eat poop off of garbage. You will all see the truth when Season 3 airs. xx.”

Above is what Teresa Giudice had to say about media outlets RadarOnline for reporting that she and hubby Joe Giudice started a brawl at her nephew’s christening, and Life & Style magazine for doing a cover story alleging Joe was cheating on her.

Appearing in the latest issue of In Touch magazine, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star attempts to put an end to the cheating rumors that continue to plague her marriage.

Teresa adamantly denies all the cheating reports and says she isn’t even giving any of it a second thought. “I know my husband – I’m not covering for him,” she insists. “If I knew he cheated on me, I would leave the guy in two seconds.”

As for how’s she’s so certain, Teresa adds, “You get that feeling when you have a boyfriend, fiance, whatever – you get a feeling when it’s not right. By the way they act, and the way they interact with you, you can just tell.”

Teresa does admit however that the constant reports have changed the way she and Joe live their lives as they are both now very careful in their actions when they go out. “I was at a bar [with girlfriends] and some guy asked me to dance,” Teresa shares. “I said no, because I knew that if I dance with him, it would be all over the papers.”

She also states that Joe no longer likes to go to clubs without her because “if a female fan comes up to him and takes a picture with him, it will be all over the place. People will think he’s on a date.”

Things are so great with Teresa and Joe that they are even considering trying for baby #5! “If you ask my husband, I’m sure he would want to have more,” Teresa says. “I did go to a psychic once, and she said I was going to have five. You never know!”

And finally, Teresa confirms to the mag that she has no intention of leaving the Housewives series. She also denies there is any trouble in her friendship with co-star Caroline Manzo, despite multiple reports stating otherwise.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S INTERVIEW? IS SHE RIGHT IN STANDING BY JOE?

Just a week after an all out brawl at a child’s christening ceremony, it seems there is still drama raging on for the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

And once again the drama ensued at the Posche Fashion Show, you know, the same place cops were called to last year during the weave pulling fiasco involving Danielle Staub. And though there were no cops called this go around, RadarOnline reports emotions spilled over during the fashion show.

According to Radar, the show last night was the first time feuding sister-in-laws Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga (pictured above at the fashion show) came face to face following the fight that broke out at the christening of Melissa’s son. As reported, Melissa has been added as a new housewife to the Bravo hit show.

“Melissa and Teresa were on separate sides of the room,” an eyewitness told RadarOnline. “And not surprisingly, they were not speaking. It was Melissa’s side versus Teresa’s side. But you could see Teresa was intimidated. She sat in her seat. She didn’t move or talk to many people. She was not her ‘big’ self.”

The cause of the tension this time around? Competition according to sources. “It all started because Teresa was mad that Melissa was in the show for Posche and that Melissa was originally supposed to walk the runway before her,” said the eyewitness, who added that Teresa ended up walking out first.

The source added that the audience made it clear who’s side they were on. “When Teresa came out there was not much clapping or reaction. But when Melissa came out the room went nuts! A lot of the guests even stood up,” the eyewitness said. “Melissa looked beyond beautiful.”

And despite the denials from Caroline Manzo and Teresa that all is well in their relationship, RadarOnline reports once again that there is a rift between the two ladies which was  more obvious last night.

“Teresa and Caroline were talking at the table, but you could tell that they aren’t as close anymore,” an eyewitness said. It didn’t help matters when Teresa’s hairdresser Daniel, who was reportedly intoxicated began hurling profanities at Caroline and her husband Al Manzo.

Caroline reportedly reacted to the outburst by saying, “This is my home and this isn’t the time or the place,” and then kicking him out of the event, as the event took place at the Brownstone.

Radar also adds that Teresa’s cousin Kathy Wakile has been added to the cast and that Teresa was unhappy last night as she thought Kathy was too friendly with Melissa. Sources however say Kathy was just trying to play peacemaker between Teresa and Melissa.

Photos of Kathy Wakile below –

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? ARE YOU AS EXCITED ABOUT THE 3RD SEASON OF THE NJ HOUSEWIVES AS WE ARE?

Patti StangerOn tonight’s all new episode of the Millionaire Matchmaker, the always brash Patti Stanger will attempt to set up Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo’s sons!

Caroline, who is reportedly good friends with Patti, will be shown paying her a visit in her NYC office, hoping to find the perfect matches for her sons – Albie and Chris Manzo. Patti refers to the Manzo boys as MIT aka ‘Millionaires-In-Training.’

According to Caroline, she is tired of her sons complaining about the lack of quality girls around, so she is ready to take action and work with Patti to find matches for Chris and Albie. Are the boys ready to to settle down with a nice girl or will their maturity level be an issue? And more importantly, will tough Mama Bear Real Housewife Caroline approve of the boys’ choices? Find out tonight at 9/8c on Bravo.

Judging by the some of the news stories that have come out in recent months about the Manzo boys, it is a safe bet that neither of them is still with their matches from the show. Not much of a surprise considering Patti’s success rate on the show is closer to zero.

A preview clip is below -

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MANZO BOYS ON THE SHOW?

Days after TMZ reported a contract negotiation standoff between Teresa Giudice and the Bravo network, a new report by Popeater is now revealing the real issue and how much Teresa and her costars are earning.

According to Popeater, Teresa, who is arguably the least classy most popular Real Housewives of New Jersey star, is actually making less money than her co-stars!

There is however a reason for this. See, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita are earning more than Teresa because Bravo also has to pay their adult children for appearing on the show. Teresa on the other hand doesn’t have any adult kids, and therefore doesn’t get paid for her kids being on the show, something Teresa feels is not fair.

Popeater reports that Bravo states they can only pay the women the exact same amount, which is $250,000 for the upcoming 3rd season, but Bravo gets around the issue by compensating the adult children involved with the show. The Manzo family is reportedly getting $310,000, with the Laurita family slated to earn $270,000 while the Giudices will continue to receive the base rate of $250,000.

“She brings in ratings and [really] invites viewers into her house, even the birthing room of her daughter,” Teresa a source tells Popeater. “That she gets less — that’s crazy!”

The source adds, “Teresa understands her children can’t get paid because of issues with child labor laws, but she just she just wants them to have a college fund.”

With the $250,000 base rate, the NJ Housewives will become the highest paid of the Bravo bunch. Not a surprise as their second season brought in the highest ratings ever in Bravo housewives’ history. The 250k is also a very high amount in comparison to the $150,000 a season the Real Housewives of Atlanta reportedly got for their 3rd season, which is currently airing.

TELL US – DOES TERESA HAVE A POINT? SHOULD SHE BE GETTING MORE MONEY?

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo is speaking out about her co-stars and the upcoming season of the Bravo hit show.

In a new interview with Wonderwall, Caroline discusses Teresa and Joe Giudice, whether or not she will be returning to the show next season, and touches on the news that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga will be joining the show. Excerpts from Caroline’s interview below -

WW: Are you looking forward to the new season of your show?
CM: You know I don’t even know if I’m on the show to be honest. That’s up to the Bravo producers. At this very moment I don’t even know if I’m in the show. They haven’t told us much of anything.

WW: I hear Teresa’s sister-in-law will be on the show? Did you think she’d fit in?
CM: I know that’s the word on the street, it’s in the rumor mill. I’m not sure though who’s going to be on, so I can’t talk about it. But yep she’s nice [Teresa's sister-in-law]; I’ve only met her in passing. You know just saying hi and bye. I haven’t seen her more than 20 minutes in my life. But she seems nice.

WW: How are Teresa and Joe doing after the arrest and bankruptcy?
CM: They are good people, they are survivors and they’ll be fine.

WW: Would you welcome the idea of returning to “Real Housewives”?
CM: I’d welcome it with open arms, but that’s up to the Bravo producers.

In other NJ news, disgruntled former Bravo employee Danielle Staub continues to bash Teresa Giudice in interviews.  The latest is an interview with UsWeekly magazine, during which Danielle mentioned her desire to dress up as Teresa for Halloween.

“I was just going to take a waxing strip and put it on my forehead, with a little doll hair attached to it and call it Cornelius,” she told UsWeekly. “Oh, is that catty of me to say?”

And though Danielle is into “making fun of Teresa a little bit,” she may not go through with it.  “Why kick her while she’s down?” she said referencing Teresa’s financial and legal troubles.

And finally, The Spin Crowd’s Jonathan Cheban is now denying the news he probably leaked out himself that he is dating 19-year-old Ashley Holmes. “We’re good friends. I’m friends with the family,” Jonathan tells PopEater. “She’s a cool girl.”

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