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A few weeks ago, we showed you a few shots from Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita's appearance at the Sparkling Event, where she spoke during the charity benefit for Autism Speaks.  The Sparkling Event sent us a few more photos of Jacqs, Caroline Manzo and more, so we thought we'd share! 

The Sparkling Event, owned by Candice Laurita and Cristina Granelli, raised nearly $17,000 for Autism Speaks.  Guests purchased raffle tickets for items like a trip to Mexico, Samsung Galaxy tablets, and thousands of dollars worth of skin care and makeup from CafFace in Franklin Lakes. 

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See what your favorite reality TV stars have been up to this past week in an all new weekly photo post!

Above: Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga was spotted smiling outside the VH1 studios and posing for photographers.

Below you'll find Aviva Drescher, Hollywood Exes stars Mayte Garcia and Daphne Wayans, Kim Kardashian, Kyle Richards, Holly Madison and even the guys from Ghost Hunters!

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Oh those Manzo boys are quite the little business men, aren't they?  First BLK Water and now a restaurant!  Real Housewives of New Jersey's Albie and Chris have teamed up with two New York City based restaurateurs Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr to open a place in Hoboken which will serve dishes created with local produce, meat, and seafood, as well as craft beers and wine. 

The restaurant will be called Little Town New Jersey, and it already has a New York counterpart. 

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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 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: Teresa Giudice makes her fans happy at a book signing event, “@Teresa_Giudice was super sweet! So happy @naomilaurenshif & I got to meet her”.

One of our readers (not the twitter photo above) shared with us last week that she attended one of Teresa’s signings and was blown away by her behavior – in a good way. You never know what you’re going to get when you meet a celebrity in real life, so it’s nice to hear positive stories! Keaira shared:

I attended one Saturday in Orlando. The line was wrapped around book shelves up and downstairs. There was a ton of people! She arrived about twenty minutes early, which was amazing and got started immediately. The crowd went crazy when she walked in. I would say that I was about 100 people back when she arrived and it took TWO hours to get to her table. This was because she allowed people to have long conversations with her and she even let people call others on their phones and she would talk to them. When I finally got to the table I was really nervous so I didn’t say much to her. She was so sweet! She signed her book and allowed me to take pictures on different phones. She was so patient (almost too patient). Like I said, I waited for two hours and when I left there was still a line that went all the way down stairs and people were still coming in. It was totally worth the wait!

Below you’ll find Twitter photos of Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dina Manzo, Jill Zarin, Sammy Younai, Chris Manzo, Snooki, Nicole Murphy, Renee Graziano and more!

 

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On last night’s episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis and Peggy quit each other and Peggy quit the show! We learned more about Heather and well, she’s very confident (and wealthy), isn’t she? Vicki and Tamra haul their boyfriends to Catalina where they proceed to embarrass themselves on national TV with a PDA orgy. Aaaahhh… The C in OC, certainly doesn’t stand for class, does it?

Things begin at Vicki‘s Cajun-themed dinner party where Peggy and Alexis face off over who is the boobiest, dumbest, and has the worst broken bone story! They tepidly make nice as they try to size each other up while peering over their enormous fake racks.

Apparently Peggy wanted to tell Alexis about her very vintage Jim experience, but Jim made her swear not to. When it was unearthed, Jim accused Peggy of stalking him and breaking into his house. Alexis being Alexis, decided it was exclusively Peggy’s fault that her husband didn’t deign to tell her about their fifteen year old relationship. Why wouldn’t Jim tell her from the get go and then they could laugh about it amongst friends? I sincerely doubt either Jim or Peggy wants to rekindle things.

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Bringing you an all new weekend photo post… Jersey style!

Real Housewives of New Jersey families — Manzos & Lauritas — attended the wine tasting at Stew Leonards Wines on December 16, 2011 in Clifton, New Jersey. Above is a shot of Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita. More shots below of the ladies and their families!

Also below, Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice attended a flash mob in Times Square in New York City featuring their daughter Gia Giudice And True Dance Crew Troup!

And finally, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile also attended a birthday celebration! All the photos are below!

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Ai ya ya. A Canadian firm has now filed a lawsuit against several Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members, accusing them of stealing the concept used for their bottled-water product, BLACKWATER, in addition to misappropriation of the trademark and breach of contract.

The lawsuit, which was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, names BLK Brands LLC. (“BLK”) and it owners — Albie Manzo, Chris Manzo, and Chris Laurita as well as Jacqueline Lauria and Louise Wilkie, as defendants.

The suit, filed by Canadian design and marketing company Creative Thinkers, Inc, alleges the Wilkies entered into an agreement with Creative Thinkers to bottle BLACKWATER(TM), a specialty health water infused with a proprietary blend of fulvic and humic acid. However, instead of working with Ivan Solomon (the owner of Creative Thinkers), his partner Gordon Jung, and their corporation, Blackwater Innovations Corp., the Wilkies allegedly stole the idea and trademark and marketed the product with the Manzo-Laurita family.

“One of the core premises of trademark law is the right and ability to protect one’s name against imitations and customer confusion,” said Bobby A. Ghajar, one of the attorneys representing Creative Thinkers. “This case goes to the heart of trademark law.”

In July 2011, Blackwater Innovations Corp. sent a cease and desist letter to BLK after the Wilkies claimed they developed the idea for the product after they witnessed the water heal their sick mother. However, the suit alleges the defendants received confidential information about the Blackwater specialty product in a November 2009 agreement, and agreed to keep information about the health water confidential.

The court documents allege the Manzo-Laurita family inappropriately used their reality TV fame to sell a false story about how the idea for the blackwater drink originated. Creative Thinkers insists that the family stole the idea after attending a food industry trade show. At the trade show, the Manzo-Laurita family allegedly saw the BLACKWATER(TM) product and conspired with the Wilkies to steal the product, marketing and distribution plan.

“We are confident that the evidence will prove that the Manzo-Laurita family and the Wilkies stole the BLACKWATER(TM) specialty concept,” said Mark D. Litvack, one of the attorneys on the case. “The Manzo-Laurita family has wrongfully used its fame to steal another’s idea, and this suit seeks to restore ownership of BLACKWATER(TM) to its true originator.”

Creative Thinkers, Inc. is now seeking to “have its stolen property returned, to recover the monies and good will wrongfully taken from it, and to prevent the defendants from wrongfully profiting from their theft, deception and infringement.”

Blackwater Innovations Corp., Solomon, and Jung have also filed a countersuit responding to claims by BLK that they had infringed the company’s trademark rights. BLK had originally filed their lawsuit as a response to the July 2011 cease and desist letter they received.

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TELL US – THOUGHTS? DO YOU BELIEVE THE LAWSUIT?

Real Housewives of New Jersey fans will finally get to see Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo butt heads on tonight’s season 3 finale which was taped this Spring.

On the finale, Caroline will discover the diss not so kind words Teresa wrote about her in the Fabulicious cookbook. As we reported last week, Caroline as well as Jacqueline Laurita are no longer on speaking terms with Teresa, and we can now bring you the exact reasons!

While things reached a boiling point during the Posche Fashion Show two weeks ago when Teresa reportedly plotted to expose Melissa Gorga as a past stripper, a RHONJ insider tells us Caroline and Jacqueline had stopped talking to Teresa before that event.

The reason? The two have had it with her after seeing her true colors. “They have seen the real Teresa through this last season with Melissa. Melissa is very close with Jacqueline and Caroline,” reveals the insider.

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While Joe Gorga’s screaming match with Kim D. at the Posche fashion show has been widely reported, our insider adds that Jacqueline and Teresa also got into a big fight that night. In fact the two former BFFs will be seen getting into A LOT of fights on the upcoming 4th season which is still filming at the moment.

Another reason for the tension between Caroline/Jacqueline and Teresa also has to do with Teresa’s many business ventures. Apparently, Teresa has been stepping on Jacqueline and Caroline’s toes by entering into businesses she knew they were planning to do.

“Teresa knew what Jacqueline and Caroline were working on as far as business deals and Teresa went behind their backs and copied what they were doing…. in other words she stole their ideas to make money,” said the insider. Yikes!

Our source adds that Caroline and Jacqueline are absolutely done with Teresa! “Jacqueline and Caroline think Teresa is a liar, vindictive, and so into the fame that she doesn’t care about anything anymore. Teresa will sabotage anyone to remain relevant.”

And while Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile have been diplomatic with their recent public comments about Teresa, our NJ insider reveals that she continues to remain friendless as none of her RHONJ cast members attended the party to launch her Fabellini wine on Friday night.

“None of the other women, their husbands, or children were in attendance. Not one cast member was present. She has burned every bridge she had,” says the insider. “Dina Manzo was there for less than an hour. None of Teresa’s “friends” were there. It was all family and the Bravo crew.”

Also in attendance was Teresa’s brother-in-law Pete Giudice and his wife Sheila Giudice. It has been rumored that Bravo is considering bringing Sheila on for season five.

Our insider adds that Sheila, who isn’t a fan of Teresa’s, is desperate to be on the show and has now switched her alliance from Team Melissa to Team Teresa! With the reports of Caroline and Jacqueline leaving the show after season 4, it will be interesting to see if Bravo decides to bring Sheila on.

Moving on to tonight’s finale/the 19th episode this season, below is a preview clip –

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Melissa Gorga and Jay Mohr! Shoould be a good one!

Photos credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE REASONS CAROLINE & JACQUELINE ARE NO LONGER TALKING TO TERESA? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S FINALE?

UPDATE – As seen in the above preview clip, Caroline is not only ticked at what Teresa wrote about her in the cookbook but at also what Teresa wrote about her son Christopher Manzo. Below is what Teresa said about Chris via two excerpts from her cookbook -

“This is a family cookbook! Unlike some of the other “Housewives,” I do not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash, old ladies in hot pants climbing up on a pole to bring their sexy back, or videotaping yourself in any state of undress at any time. “

“That’s how it is with us Italians… We spoil our kids rotten, so much that they never want to leave home. Albie and Christopher Manzo are adorable, but don’t let them fool you. Their “L” in “GTL” (Gym-Tanning-Laundry) is “Leave it for Mom.” That’s just how it is, and how we moms like it.”

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