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On the heels of her Real Housewives of New Jersey co-star Teresa Giudice filing for bankruptcy, could Jacqueline Laurita be next?

While the net worth of Jacqueline and her husband Chris Laurita is unknown, it has been uncovered that Chris’s company, Signature Apparel Group, LLC, had a bankruptcy filing last year in September 2009. Chris is listed as being the company’s CEO, Owner and President.

The bankruptcy is described as “an involuntary petition for liquidation under Chapter 7″ that was filed against Signature Apparel Group, LLC in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

There’s no word on the current status of the company or how this affects the finances of Chris and Jacqueline, but with Chris being the Owner, CEO and President, it’s safe to assume the demise of the company will put a dent in the couple’s finances. One can only hope the Lauritas have been responsible with their money, so they don’t end up like the Giudices.

UPDATE: Wanted to add that this isn’t a personal bankruptcy filing but one for a company which seemed to be having problems.  We have zero knowledge of the Lauritas’ personal spending or finances.  This is simply a report on what happened with Chris’s company Signature Apparel.

In other New Jersey news, mama bear Caroline Manzo gave a new interview to Zap2it, during which she touched on the Brownstone and Kim G. Excerpts are below -

And, your kids, have they received preferential treatment [at the Brownstone], because dad’s the owner?
Each of them did everything. Somebody vomited on the floor? We’d say, ‘Albie, go clean up the vomit.’ And he’d say, ‘OK.’ What’s great about it is all the employees at The Brownstone, from the dishwashers to the valets to the bartenders, they all worked in every aspect in every department. So they all know these kids and they know that they put in the hours and they know that they worked and they know that they are good kids. It is a wonderful thing when you are going there and you see them interacting with everybody. We have almost 300 employees and they interact with everybody and they know everybody’s name and everything. That to me is tremendous.

Danielle Staub is one thing, but what is Kim G.’s deal?
Kim and I only know each other because I know that she’s [my son, Christopher's friend] John’s mom and she knows that I am Christopher’s mom. There was never so much as an invitation for a cup of coffee on her part to me in the past ten years. And to be fair I never reached out to her either. So I just thought that the timing was a little…bizarre. I thought the invitation was a little strange, and this is why I stepped away from that. As far as her friendship goes, I don’t know the woman well enough to say she is not clear about things, or she is being fooled, or is Danielle her type of person or is Danielle not her type of person? I don’t know the answer to those questions. Because I don’t know her.

You seem pretty forgiving – even after she twisted Chris’ words when he said that they were “in for a surprise” and added fuel to Danielle’s fire.
I was able to let go. Certainly it was disappointing. No doubt. It was uncomfortable for me to watch without question. But again, it is not like we had a relationship and she turned on me. It is not like we had a relationship and she was like two-faced. We didn’t have a relationship. So is that’s what she wants to do, than great. However, I’m not going to let her actions impact me enough to affect the boys’ friendship.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Premiere Party

The Real Housewives of New Jersey held their season 2 premiere party Tuesday night at the Manzos’ Brownstone in Paterson, NJ.

It was a family affair as cast members Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita brought their families along. Also in attendance was Susan Saunders Jill Zarin, and Alex and Simon from the NYC Housewives franchise. Missing in action were Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub. More photos from the party below.


DINA MANZO BREAST REDUCTION

Also making headlines and gracing this week’s cover of Life&Style magazine is Dina Manzo who apparently underwent a bubbies breast reduction.

Dina reveals she had her surgery on April 6 to correct a decade-old breast augmentation that she says gave her back pain and made her self-conscious. “I woke up from surgery and just knew I was super huge and needed to get the implants taken out,” she tells Life & Style of her 2000 surgery. “I went back within the first two weeks and got them reduced.”

Despite her first reduction, Dina reveals she was still unhappy with her breast size. “I was uncomfortable and felt like I was carrying a child around with me all the time,” she says. “Plus, you don’t realize it until you have big boobs, but they’re a pain when it comes to dressing.”

Dina says her new surgery has taken her from her previous 32DD size breasts to a more modest 32C cup. “Everyone says I look the way I should now,” boasts the NJ housewife. “I’m proportional!’

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Kevin Maher, Charles Kipps, Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita

The Real Housewives of New Jersey have yet to call a truce with their co-star Danielle Staub.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger is reporting that some of the New Jersey housewives including Teresa Guidice and Jacqueline Laurita (photographed above) decided to have dinner with Danielle’s ex husband Kevin Maher, who also happens to be the man behind “Cop Without A Badge” — the book that outed Danielle’s past as an escort and drug user.

Kevin is the man on the far right, and the man on the far left is Charles Kipps, who also helped write the book. Also at this dinner were Joe Giudice, Chris Laurita and Albie Manzo, the son of Caroline Manzo.

Click Here To Read About Danielle’s Past & See Her Mugshot!

So what was the point of all this? Well it was all apparently to get answers about Danielle’s past. Danielle had denied being a “coke whore” and claimed Kevin “brutalized and terrorized” her during their brief marriage. A claim Kevin doesn’t deny, saying, “I did hit her. I’m not proud of it.”

Well after this dinner, Jacqueline tweeted, “everything was answered, i have clarity. moving on now!” She later added, “Just so this talk of crazy ends. Ex took a polygraph to clear his name and crazy is a big time liar. That’s my closure. Let’s all move on.” Not to be outdone by Jacque, Teresa also tweeted the following – “omg what am i hearing, music to my ears…she is certifiable…”

Danielle then tweeted the following:

“@chris_lala @jillzarin @jaclaurita eating dinner with an admitted Rat and wife beater? Did you even read his book?”

“Jacqueline is in a desperate dark place she told ms everything about her family still hiding behind my past she’s miserable.”

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey attended the Cirque Du Soleil in New Jersey yesterday. Well only some of the housewives, as Caroline Manzo was not in attendance.

You have to love the picture above and the space between Danielle and Teresa. Wondering if this means Jacqueline and Danielle have made up.

Below are more pictures of the cast with their families. Is it just me or is there something sorta sexy about Jacqueline’s husband, Chris?

Chris-laurita-joe-giudice Chris Laurita with wife Jacquline, Joe Giudice with wife Teresa

 

Alexia-Manzo-dina-manzoAlexia Manzo with mom, Dina Manzo

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Bravo has one more reason to bring us a 2nd season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the Tuesday night finale showdown delivered the network a record 4.6 million viewers! That is the highest ratings ever for any of their housewives series, surpassing both the OC and New York franchises.

In other news, Andy Cohen, the host of the Housewives reunion shows recently spoke out about the New Jersey reunion. Andy says the reunion lasted well over 6 hours, “I threw out a grenade, let it go, and said, ‘OK, ladies,’” Cohen says. “And it exploded multiple times. I had shrapnel. I went home, drank a bottle of wine and watched “Schindler’s List” to relax.” Can’t wait to watch that reunion.

 

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When it rains, it pours. Just when we thought the worst was over for Danielle Staub, comes news that her ex boyfriend is trying to sell a sex tape, and expicit photos of her. The ex is Steve Zalewski, the 26 year old boytoy that appeared on The Real Housewives of New Jersey with her. You know, the balding one that looked older than Danielle.

In an exclusive interview with Star, Steve, now 27, says his 46-year-old ex was sex-crazed. “Not only does she want to have sex all the time, but she loves the thrill of doing it in public places, where she might get caught,” he says.

“She wanted to make love in restaurant bathrooms basically every time we went out — she’d get all excited and say, ‘The people can hear you doing it outside!’”

Steve alleges the two had a bad breakup, due in part to her always borrowing money from him. “She tries to look affluent,” he says. “But sometimes she couldn’t pay the household bills or buy food. Even then, she’d want to borrow 20 grand from me to buy jewelry!”

Now Steve is considering recouping some money by selling steamy naked videos of Danielle! “I’m definitely weighing my options as far as selling them and getting them out there. She cost me so much money, why shouldn’t I make a few dollars?”

What a sleaze bag, Danielle has got to make better choices about the men she dates, and brings into her daughters’ lives. There’s just something very tragic and sad about this woman. She seems to be trying REALLY hard to be Samantha from Sex and The City, not being able to separate fiction from reality.

The only good thing she seems to have going for her are her two daughters, who both seem to have very good head on their shoulders.

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The drama of the Real Housewives of New Jersey continues even though the first season has “ended.”  Dina Manzo spoke to US about the infamous book drama, claiming she had no intention of talking about the book on the show. Umm right Dina. The infamous book is the “Cop Without A Badge” book written by Danielle’s ex husband, Kevin Maher.

Dina says, “I would like to make it perfectly clear that we did not research the book, as my sister [Caroline Manzo] has said,” she continued. “It was given to us, and we didn’t even want it as a storyline on the show at all. We felt it was a little too serious to be part of a lighthearted reality show.”

“But Danielle chose to put it on the show for whatever reasons, and we need to respect that,” continues Dina. “It’s a book about her, and we did not research, nor did we spread it around. It was all Danielle’s doing.”

Teresa adds, “Watch the episode. Danielle brought [the book] to the show, not us.”

Not sure if I believe any word that comes out of Dina’s mouth at this point, especially after last night’s episode. She continues to deny spreading the book around town.

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The finale of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey just finished airing, in what is arguably the most dramatic episode ever of The Real Housewives franchise.

Thoughts on this episode -

1) I was very impressed with Caroline trying to make some peace, and giving Danielle a chance to speak her mind.

2) Danielle, oh Danielle, had absolutely no business bringing that book to the dinner table. Just when you start to feel sorry for her, she pulls this stunt. It was good to see her attempt to stand up for herself, but she chose the wrong place and time.

3) Very surprised to see Jacqueline stand up to Dina, and defend Danielle. I choose to believe Jacqueline on this one. Dina comes across as the lying type. I believe Caroline was lying to protect her little sister.

4) Teresa was way out of line for the table flipping. Very unnecessary and just way over the top.

5) It was great seeing Jacqueline’s husband and brother to Caroline & Dina, Chris, speaking some sense at the end. He said it best when he said – “You’re all acting like a bunch of fools.”

6) With that said, I’m ready for season two. Jacqueline continues to remain my favorite. Caroline impressed me with this finale.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS FINALE?

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