It all went down a week after the reunion show taping. Bravo reportedly sent Caroline, Teresa and Jacqueline letters asking them to return for a third season. The insider adds that Danielle did not receive a letter and, was not even aware that her co-stars had.
A source also adds that Danielle was unaware she was off the show until she read it online on Monday. As for Danielle’s cryptic non-denial message on Monday, the source says she’s not that upset because she might be getting her own solo reality show. She is said to be “working with production companies who are really interested and have talked to Bravo.”
And as for the gruesome twosome aka the two Kims, they weren’t asked back as well. The source stays this season was a bit of an audition for Kim Granatell and Kim DePaola, adding that they might be asked to make guest appearances next season.
The NYDailyNews doesn’t touch on whether or not Dina Manzo was asked back. Dina left during this season because she no longer wanted to film with Danielle. Dina however posted an interesting tweet this week regarding the Danielle story – “yes, I’ve heard the news, don’t know if it’s true. Rumor has it I may not be invited if I don’t put my daughter back on air. Can u believe?”
Perhaps someone should inform Dina the show is about the women and their families. Without a husband or daughter on the show, she really isn’t bringing much to the table.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST NEWS? DO YOU WANT KIM G ON THE SHOW? DO YOU WANT DINA BACK?
The magazine doesn’t give a reason for the firing as an insider tells the mag, “Danielle was told that she would not be returning for a third season.” Adding that Danielle finding out she was fired “came as a complete shock, and she thought she was definitely going to return to the successful Bravo series.”
This might be the reason Danielle mentioned she was working on a reality show for herself a week ago. The timing of this also makes sense as the 3rd season of the NJ Housewives will likely start filming any day now.
Bravo did not have a comment for this news, telling Life&Style, “Bravo does not comment on casting of upcoming seasons of Housewives while current seasons are still airing.” Danielle’s booking agent also had “no comment” on Danielle’s status on the show though Danielle was likely the one who leaked this story.
Could this have to do with the lawsuit Danielle planned against her castmates? Or the threats from her co-stars that they would not return if Danielle did? Perhaps something happened during the reunion taping. We will be bringing you more updates as soon as they become available. (Thanks to our reader I’mJustSaying for this link).
UPDATE – Wanted to add that Life&Style has always proven to be a very reputable source when it comes to Housewives news.
UPDATE #2 – HollywoodLife is now reporting that a source close to Danielle says the firing report is just a rumor. “Danielle has no clue if she’s signed on for season three, none of the girls do,” says the source, adding that “there aren’t any firm negotiations going on until mid-September.” Based on track records, I am more inclined to believe the Life&Style story.
UPDATE #3 – Danielle is speaking out on the firing rumors in a statement posted on her twitter page. She doesn’t confirm or deny the firing, only giving out a cryptic message.
“Actually, I’m not even thinking about season 3 right now as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me,” said Staub. “Right now I just want to let fans know that we have a fantastic finale coming up next week and explosive reunion shows on August 30 and September 6. Don’t worry next year, I’ll still be the one you either love to hate or hate to love.”
And the plot thickens…
UPDATE #4 – PEOPLE magazine, arguable the most reputable entertainment outlet around, says they have learned Danielle “is likely leaving the show after the end of Season 2 and is not expected to participate in a third season.”
UPDATE #5 – RadarOnline is also giving details of Danielle’s proposed spin off show which a source tells them is being produced by Sirens Media, the same company behind the Real Housewives of NJ.
“A spin off is in the works,” a source told Radar. The deal is still in talks while a source says it will “loosely reflect the character she started on the Real Housewives and the future of her career, her high-profile life, her kids, her being a ‘mom-ager.’ But she also has a normal life with her assistant and the whole team surrounding her.”
So it seems Bravo might be firing Danielle to make way for a spin off show for her a la Bethenny Frankel.
TELL US – WILL THE SHOW SUFFER WITHOUT DANIELLE? WILL YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH?
We’ll start off with Danielle Staub, who hosted a party for her 48th birthday last night at NYC’s Scores strip club. The former stripper/escort however took some time away from the pole her party to talk to the press, during which she told NBC Newyork she’s in the works of creating her own spin-off reality show.
“It will definitely be a lot more of her (gal pal Lori Michaels) and I and definitely my kids,” Danielle told the site. “There will be a lot of questions that will be answered.”
And when asked about the status of her relationship with faux girlfriend Lori, “We’re exclusively committable,” answered Danielle while holding Lori’s hand.
The HollywoodLife is also reporting today that Danielle’s former BFF, three-faced Kim Granatell, tried to crash Danielle’s strip club party last night.
According to the site, right as Danielle was about to walk into her party, Kim G., pictured above in front of Daniele’s party last night, arrived with an entire entourage in tow even though she wasn’t invited. Danielle was reportedly blindsided and refused to walk in until Kim G. was escorted off the premises. “It took a little while but Kim finally got into her black Bentley and sped off,” says the site.
Next up is Dina Manzo, who bowed out of the Bravo hit show mid season. According to the Crushable site via Life&Style magazine, Dina did not attend the recent taping of the reunion show. Dina’s reason for being a no show? She wants absolutely nothing to do with Danielle.
Teresa Giudice also talked to the mag about the reunion taping. “The reunion was crazy, exhausting and unbelievable,” Teresa tells Life & Style.Andy Cohen also chimes in saying, “It was nuts, absolutely nuts!”
Life & Style reports that taping lasted nearly 12 emotionally-draining hours.
According to a Bravo press release, the reunion will be in two parts airing August 30 and September 6. The show’s finale will air August 23.
And finally, everybody’s favorite bankrupt housewife Teresa Giudice spoke to UsWeekly magazine, basically telling the mag her daughters – Gia, 9, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5 and Audriana, 11 months – are not too young to wear makeup.
“They see their mommy doing it and they want to do whatever mommy does,” Teresa, 38, tells the mag, adding, “It’s just lip gloss.”
Teresa also shares her plan of writing another book with the magazine, while revealing she hasn’t lost all the weight she gained during her last pregnancy. “I haven’t lost it all yet!” she says. “I still have about 10 pounds to go.
We are on episode 14 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. The bad news? It was a pretty non eventful episode that only featured the highly entertaining nuttyness known as Danielle Staub for a few minutes. The good news? there’s only two more episodes left. Just two more episodes and the second season will be finally over. That is until the reunion comes around of course.
A while back, our genius reader gigi1234 had a highlarious view on what the reunion should would be like –
Dirty D [Danielle] – “Kim who, Teresa who, Manzo who?” Dina – “I’m in such a spiritual place now I simply choose to not comment” sitting w/cat oil stains on her Dolce dress. Jacqueline – “Yea I know Ashley has no life, no interest & is disrespectful BUT” Chewbaca [Teresa] – “I can’t comment on the foreclures since it really only has to do w/my husbands business. You know Joe is an entremanure & aint he hot” Caroline – will be on couch not saying a word nursing Albie”
Let’s all hope the NJ ladies can give us a great reunion show a la the Real Housewives of NYC, but please Bravo let’s not make it 3 hours. I simply don’t think I want to sit through 3 hours of everyone against Danielle.
Guess it’s time to get into last night’s episode. It starts off the Jacqueline and her hubby Chris deciding to pay the Giudices a visit at their luxurious mansion. Jacqueline mentions Joe received a DUI and is puzzled because “Joe was not drinking and was not drunk,” during their night out. Really Jacqueline? Not even one drink by Joe? Not sure I’m buying this.
Danielle and her feathered head ex-con buddy Danny are shown eating out and of course, the topic of Joe’s DUI is brought up. Before Danielle can fully dissect the issue, we are forced to listen to Joe’s lies explanation of his version of events. “I was tired, it wasn’t from drinking at all,” claims Joe.
It’s now back to Danielle and the former prostitution whore actually makes good sense when she wonders out-loud why Joe simply couldn’t call a cab, being that he could afford to. Wondering if he could actually afford to, you know following the bankruptcy and over-spending wife. Joe then tries to explain away his .11 alcohol level, saying he started downing shots once at his friend’s house, following the accident. According to the DailyRecord.com, this is a defense is known as a ”glove box defense,” or claim of drinking after an accident so a blood test reading would be invalid.
Unfortunately for Joe, the cops didn’t buy his glove box defense, with the cops stating that the witness Joe called to support his claim of drinking only after the crash ”completely lacked credibility” and ”was out and out lying.” Ouch.
It’s now back to Danielle, who believes Joe’s DUI is a result of karma. “I’m just going to continue living in the love and light that they make fun of, while their darkness rains upon them, says Danielle, who’s sex tape would be ultimately released just months after uttering these words.
And for the fans of the show who say Bravo shouldn’t have Danielle and her supporting cast on the show, well you know what they say – be careful what you wish for, as the next 55 minutes of the show will be Danielle free.
Teresa, Caroline and Jacqueline meet up and Teresa makes an interesting comment. “Since the accident, it has been a stressful time for us, cause it’s a small town, everybody talks,” states Teresa, who’s bankruptcy filing would be unveiled just months after uttering these words. If their small town was abuzz about Joe’s DUI, one can only imagine all the yapping that took place regarding their $11 mil debt.
And then randomly out of the blue, the three ladies decide that Joe’s arrest is too stressful for them to handle or something, as the talk of taking a trip to Italy is randomly brought up. This whole scene seems very staged, as Bravo PAYS for these trips taken by the housewives, including the infamous St. John trip for the NYC Housewives, and the Florida trip taken by the OC Housewives. The Atlanta housewives also took a trip for their upcoming third season. So basically, this scene is phony and the trip idea was Bravo’s.
Caroline heads over to the Brownstone to inform her bobby about the trip, and maybe it’s just me, but Al seems more and more disinterested in Caroline as the days go by. And in what seems like perfect foreshadowing, Al states he doesn’t want a trip with Teresa’s kids 18 kids running around. Jacqueline wants to bring her parents to be babysitters, while Teresa feels it would be a good idea to bring her parents “you know since that’s where they were born.” All the husbands are on board, and Italy is about to get some NJ trash coming their way! And by NJ trash, I mean the Jersey Shore cast Teresa Giudice.
First up is Danielle of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. “Don’t hate on each other so much,” advises Danielle. “It gets ugly, and it doesn’t make anybody look bad but yourself. And if you’re going to attack one person, believe me, you’re going to make them rise to the top. [points to herself] Hello.”
Keeping bankrupt cast-mate Teresa Giudice in mind, Danielle doesn’t miss a chance to to take a shot at her rival, advising the DC ladies to live within their means. “If you have it, don’t flaunt it, because it will come back to bite you,” she says. “Be humble. Be grateful for the opportunities you have. Try to teach your children that hard work is definitely something that will become lucrative to you in the end, and you do have to always remember where you came from.”
Next up is Kelly of the Real Housewives of NYC who begins by stating she won’t tune into the D.C. show, because it’s “not my game.”
Kelly however believes being on the Bravo hit show is a good thing regardless of the many downsides, you know such as the world questioning your mental health. “So what if someone calls you a name?” Kelly says. “Haters are part of the ecosystem. Have fun with it. I’m having so much fun with it, and I’m able to be charitable on top of it. And my kids love it. It’s a win-win. I don’t see anything wrong with it.”
She continues her crazy rambling, “Now I get to put my money where my mouth is, and actually go out there and be in the trenches and be part of what’s going on and be charitable, which is important. A lot of people are skinny cats and they’re like ‘yah, I’m so cool for school, I can’t go to a party because somebody’s going to recognize me.’ I’m like ‘how about taking the hat off, smiling, putting your name out there, giving the stamp of approval on whatever charity it is, and helping them so we can make people better.”
In tonight’s episode, the housewives take a trip to Venice, Italy sans Danielle Staub. Caroline, Teresa and Jacqueline head to Venice for a family vacation and are excited to explore the city on water. The three and their crew enjoy all that the city has to offer but are upset by their non-singing gondola guys! Will the ladies make it through the trip in one piece or will the famous Housewife drama follow them across seas? Find out tonight at10/9c on Bravo.
Also coming up in tonight’s episode is the Joe Giudice DWI arrest. Joe was arrested back on January 14th for driving under the influence, and as we reported yesterday, he has been sentenced for his driving offense.
However in a preview clip for tonight’s new episode, Joe denies he was drinking that night, even though his blood-alcohol content after the crash was .11 percent, above the .08 percent at which a motorist is considered intoxicated in New Jersey.
This isn’t the first time Joe has had driving issues, as his driving license has been suspended an astonishing total of 9.4 years out of the last 20 years. As for Joe’s sentence, the judge “imposed $864 in penalties; revoked his driver’s license for 12 months; and ordered him to perform 30 days community service. A 30-day jail sentence was suspended, providing the community service is completed.”
UPDATE – Thanks to our reader Bryan, Danielle Staub is now denying to HollywoodLife that she tweeted Jacqueline’s daughter Ashley Holmes should kill herself.
This all began last week when a twitter user @PrinceEdwiin tweeted to Danielle that it was his birthday and he wanted “Ashley Holmes to kill herself and videotape it.” Danielle then replied to him saying: “happy birthday. May every wish come true!”
Well Danielle’s stupid defense is now that she doesn’t read every single tweet sent to her and that she sometimes barely reads what is said to her, adding that “I never tweeted that Ashley should kill herself! I would never wish death upon Ashley! I can’t stand the fact it has gotten this far.” Umm then who made the tweet Danielle?
Danielle also seems to be confused about how twitter works as she wonders how @PrinceEdwin was able to tweet to her since he doesn’t follow her. Umm will someone please inform Danielle people who don’t follow you can tweet to you?
TELL US – ARE YOU BUYING DANIELLE’S STORY? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE NEW JERSEY HOUSEWIVES?
“I’m going to tell her what I told her before — your house is in foreclosure,” Danielle tells PEOPLE. “I wasn’t lying and you did know,” says Danielle as she references a recent episode of the show, when she accused Teresa of having a home in foreclosure.
Danielle adds that while she’s also had some problems with debt, she was never in as bad as a situation as the Giudices. “Divorce put me in debt. I didn’t lie about that. But we’re talking $100,000. We’re not talking $11 million,” she says. “I think people need to spend within their means and if you don’t know what you have, you need to communicate with your husbands.”
This follows Teresa’s appearance on The View Monday, when she claimed her husband, Joe Giudice, kept their financial problems from her.
Danielle however makes it clear that should never be an excuse. “One thing that comes with marriage is that it’s fifty-fifty,” she says. “It is your responsibility to know these things. You can’t just throw him under the bus … That’s not cool,” adding “if you have it, don’t flaunt it because it will come back and bite you.”
The Reunion – As we reported, the reunion show was taped this week on Wednesday, and it seems something big went down. Below are the few tweets those involved with the taping have since made –
BravoAndy – We are wrapped in New Jersey. WOAH. Very unexpected stuff. I am pooped. #needmakersmark
CarolineManzo – Finally home relaxing taped reunion show yesterday, busy day in NYC today. The reunion was UNBELIEVABLE.
Teresa_Giudice – Hi Tweet♥s! FINALLY finished taping the #RHONJ reunion show! All I can say is you will NOT believe what happens. How was your day? xx
JacLaurita – It was a long exhausting day.Lauren,u did a beautiful job w/my makeup.I Love u & ur Mom.I appreciate everything u did.Thank u.It’s over now.
Danielle has yet to tweet anything about the reunion and Dina twitted a lot during the day of the filming, meaning she likely did not attend the reunion taping, or if she did, she filmed a very small segment. No word yet on when the reunion show will air.
Star magazine is also reporting today that the classiness known as Danielle Staub will be hosting a birthday bash at New York City Gentleman’s Club Scores, on Tuesday, August 10. This is in celebration of her 48th birthday, and the invitation promises Danielle will treat partygoers to a live performance of her tortured lullaby ‘Real Close.’ No word on if the former stripper/porn star will hit the pole.
A report by Popeater today states that the Bravo Housewives are tired of being used by the network.
According to Popeater, “All the ladies have had enough of being used by Bravo and plan to start fighting back.” A source tells the site, “They are pissed that they only get paid $3,000 to tape each episode and are furious that they get paid nothing to tape the reunion episode. It’s two full days of their lives with no lunch breaks and no pay. Everyone on the set is getting a paycheck except the stars. How can that be right?”
The $3,000 per episode fee was unveiled in Teresa Giudice’s bankruptcy documents. However, that amount only applies to the Real Housewives of the New Jersey. Negotiations are done separately for each franchise and the Real Housewives of Atlanta did receive $100,000 each for their second season, and will be reportedly receiving $150,000 each for their upcoming season 3. One of the Atlanta Housewives confirmed the salary to the Atlanta Constitution Journal a while back. No word yet on how much the other franchises are receiving.
And in case you follow any of the housewives on twitter, you probably noticed a lot of them took a trip to New York last week, while not revealing what they were going there for. Well Popeater is now revealing the executives at Bravo decided to have the housewives make an appearance on ‘The Fashion Show,” in other to boost the ratings.
“None of the housewives wanted to be on ‘The Fashion Show,'” an insider dishes. “However, the network insisted they film all week for hours and hours, and to add insult to injury, they got nothing in return. Not even a thank you.”
Popeater also reveals that the reason the Atlanta Housewives decided to dial down the drama during last year’s infamous boring reunion show was because of money. The ladies reportedly took a stand together, agreeing not to fight unless they got paid. This reportedly led to Bravo paying the NYC ladies for their reunion, thus leading the drama filled 3-hour reunion special.
The reunion of the NJ Housewives is also being taped today and tomorrow in Atlantic city according to Popeater. It’s safe to say the entire premise of the reunion will be all the ladies vs Danielle. Wonder if Kim G. will make a special appearance?
So are the Bravo Housewives getting screwed? Absolutely. The Housewives series continues to hit ratings highs as the popularity of the show continues to soar all thanks to the ladies who decided to put their heads into this toilet to put their lives (the good and bad) on national television.
To give you an example of this, the main stars of MTV’s The Hills‘ were earning over $500,000 per season, while the Atlanta Housewives only earned $100,000 per season last year. The ratings of both shows? About the same, plus there are less cast members, meaning less people to pay on the Atlanta Housewives. So yes, I do think the ladies deserve more money, but then again, something tells me these women would do the show for free, as they all seem to want to be famous at any cost, or no cost at all rather.
Also want to add that the guy that wrote this article has relationships with a number of the NJ Housewives, so the source for this story is likely one or more of the NJ ladies.
In other NJ news, it seems Danielle Staub continues to hit new lows, even after the release of the self-leaked sex tape that came out earlier this year.
The Crushable blog is reporting that Danielle encouraged some crazed fan of the show on twitter, after he made some disturbing remarks about Ashley Holmes.
Twitter user @PriinceEdwiin tweeted the following to Danielle: “ItsMyBDAYToday And I Want @_ashleyholmes 2 kill herself & videotape so I can sit back, relax, & share the popcorn w/ @DanielleStaub.”
Danielle then tweeted back: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY boo!!!! May Every wish come true!!”
And despite the public outcry, Danielle has yet to take down the status. The story even makes this week’s issue of Life&Style with a “source” close to Ashley’s mom Jacqueline Laurita telling the mag, “No matter what happened between Danielle and Ashley, Danielle is the adult,” says the insider. “She’s a mother. What if someone said something like that about her kids? How would she react then?”
TELL US: DO THE HOUSEWIVES DESERVE MORE MONEY FROM BRAVO? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DANIELLE’S WORDS?