The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast has come a long way since their arrival on the reality TV scene back in 2009. You know, back when they were still dressing like NJ housewives and not pageant contestants. For some, the style transformation has been a positive thing and for others..not so much.
Last June Daniellealleged her liabilities at $1.9M and her income of only $63,791 in 2011. She earned $13,791 from her work with Dial-A-Star (HA!) and $50,000 for winning the massive reality TV flop Famous Food. Danielle owes Nordstrom a few thousand dollars and is in hot water with the IRS for $111,161. Does anyone in Jersey pay taxes?!
She also owes $70,000 to the town of Wayne NJ because of unpaid property taxes! $5,162 to the New Jersey Taxation Department (whomever that is?) and a whole slew of money to lawyers and "communication experts." Is Danny on the list? I'm guessing low-budg sextapes and stripper antics don't cover the cost of paying PIs to dig up dirt on all your RHONJ co-stars!
Earlier this week Danielle slammed the show on twitter, advising Bravo to fire the cast after she learned of the recent Posche 2/Moxie Salon brawl the cast was involved in. Jacqueline may or may not have struck people on the head with her shoes during said episode, but whatever the case she was involved enough to be served with an assault charge!
HollywoodLife caught up with the season 5 cast at the recent Bravo UpFronts where Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita were seen laughing and chatting. The show is reportedly returning to the "season one feel" that so captured audiences.
Caroline Manzo confirms the ladies "self-reflect" a lot this season. "There's a lot of truths told; there's a lot of united times," she explains. She definitely confirms viewers will "get the fights" but it's more than just animosity as the ladies genuinely work to reconnect. "There's happy tears, there's sad tears, there's belly laughs – which was season one."
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!