While we continue to be in awe at the amazing classic masterpiece video created for Countess LuAnn’s song “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” comes news that a new housewife is ready to give her some competition!
According to PEOPLE, Danielle Staub of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has decided to embark on a singing career. Her genre of choice? Pop music. Danielle is not wasting any time and has in fact recorded a duet called “Real Close” with singer Lori Michaels, who wrote the track.
“It’s a song about having commitment issues — one person is leaving, the other person is staying,” Danielle tells PEOPLE. “It’s called ‘Real Close’ because you want to pull the person closer.” Danielle also shares there will be five versions of the song, which will all be released in eight weeks.
But the question everyone wants to know is can she sing? “I sang in an R&B band when I was a young teen,” says Danielle. “It’s been a long time since I exercised [my musical chops] but when I was sitting down going over Lori’s music, this song grabbed me.”
And when it comes to her fellow NJ housewives, Danielle reveals she doesn’t “care what they think,” of her move to become a singer. “I don’t have a relationship with them.”
Danielle, who exhibited the paranoia and delusions of Kelly Bensimon mixed in with the narcissism of Jill Zarin, brought us great TV when she decided to use the fundraising event of a cancer struck baby to further her own agenda against the Manzo family.
Danielle made sure to to show up to the event with a crew/posse, ex cons included, and even permitted them to raise hell, but ofcourse leaving ChrisManzo out of it, because he is underage afterall. It was obvious from the start that Danielle was looking to stir up trouble, and nothing the Brownstone could have done would have prevented that. Dani also made sure to include her friend Kim G. in her madness, and Kim G. for whatever reason decided to go along with it all.
Well the father of the baby, who the fundraiser was held for, is now speaking out. In a new interview with Zap2it, Chris Stilianessis shares his thoughts on the events that occurred that faithful night.
“For starters, I would tell Danielle thank you for bringing my daughter’s illness to the table and to the ‘Housewives of New Jersey,'” said Stilianessis. “However, I would also tell her that I’m very surprised that you would utilize my daughter’s sickness for your own selfish reasons, to get back at the rest of the housewives.”
Stilianessis also reveals he was not aware of Danielle’s beef with the Manzos. “I had no knowledge of Danielle’s relationship [to the Manzos] prior to the fact,” he says. “Because if I did, I would have asked her politely not to come.” He continues, “She showed up to the event with I want to say in the realm of 25 people,” he says. “She had some guys who were Hells Angels. She came with people who, I come to know now, were people who were in jail. I was under the assumption they were her friends.”
It seems a friend of Danielle’s bought her one table at the benefit for $350.00, which held only 10 people. However Danielle decided to show up with over 20 people “for protection.”
“When you’re going to a charity event for a child, what do you need that for?” asks Stilianessis who also shares that Danielle only raised $300.00, which came from the owners of a local supermarket. And since her table was paid for by someone else, Danielle has yet to donate any money herself.
Stilianessis, pictured with his daughter above, still hopes that Danielle will see that what she did was wrong and apologize. “If she really has changed as she says she has,” he says. “There will be a public statement. That day in the restaurant, she had tears in her eyes. If those were true tears, her heart would open with an apology.”
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Last week, Danielle Staub introduced us to her two ex-con friends who will protect her from the big bad Manzos. Below is Jacqueline’s hilarous take on that whole situation, taken from her bravo blog –
“Introducing tweetle dumb and tweetle dumber! Are these guys actually coming on national TV and playing that Wangster card? Seriously? No one is listening Danielle, and nobody cares! If Danny really was the wiseguy he and Danielle are trying so hard to portray him to be, I am SURE his superiors are not too happy with him right now. I don’t think a real wiseguy would go on national TV and announce that to the world. It wouldn’t be very smart. Although, it might be good for his acting career. Hmmm. Danielle did nothing but make herself look like a paranoid lunatic who brings ex felons around her and into the lives of her children. Danielle claims 25 years ago she fell into the wrong crowd. Does she feel that today she is surrounding herself with a better crowd? Check again, devout Catholic. Birds of a feather, huh? Are felons even allowed to associate with other felons while on probation? I thought that was not allowed. Is it appropriate for Danielle to choose to bring those felons, for the reasons she chose to bring them, to a sensitive benefit for a family who is fighting for their daughter’s life? I don’t think so. Let’s just see what kind of drama Danielle decides bring to this benefit to make it all about her. Watch what happens.”
Who knew Jacqueline had a great sense of humor. Moving on to tonight’s episode. After bringing home baby number 4 from the hospital, Teresa decides it’s finally time for Joe to get “snipped.” Meanwhile, Caroline invites the ladies over for a “girls night in” with cocktails and snacks where the conversation turns to Danielle’s invitation to Dina’s charity at the Brownstone –will tensions rise over the her potential appearance?
And the road of good intentions gets bumpy for Danielle when she and her protective entourage prepare to attend the Brownstone. How will it all come to a head? And will things turn violent? Find out tonight @ 10/9c on BRAVO.
Below is a video preview –
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In the memoir titled “The Naked Truth,” Danielle, 47, makes abuse claims against her ex-husband Kevin Maher. “I was severely abused,” said Danielle to UsWeekly of Kevin, whom she married in 1988 and split up with a year and a half later. “He was very possessive…I was hospitalized several times.”
“The abuse started as soon as we were married,” continued Danielle. “He was very possessive…I was hospitalized several times. There is no way to describe how it feels to not have a safe place to go.”
And in case you’re wondering, Kevin is the same guy who wrote the Cop Without a Badge book, which detailed Danielle’s past involvement in kidnapping, drug use and prostitution. Kevin is now denying Danielle’s claims of abuse and even filed a $5 million defamation suit against her last October, with her deposition scheduled for July.
In his court filing, Kevin claims that Danielle has said “that I raped her on a bed of broken glass, inserted a handgun in her vagina and played Russian roulette….[that] I killed her dog…The list just goes on and on…The woman is insane.”
Kevin also claims he passed a lie-detector test on March 22 with “an accredited polygraph examiner” from the LAPD. And as for Danielle’s story about being hospitalized by him? Well Kevin states, “This woman was never hospitalized by me.” He adds, “if you were to seek treatment after being beaten, which is a felony, that hospital would have to call the local police. There are no hospital records of me putting her in a hospital like she claims.”
Kevin however admits to hitting Danielle once, but claims it was “in self defense, pulling her off me…I never beat her. I did hit her — it’s true. Not something I’m proud to admit.”
As for why Danielle would make false accusations about him, Kevin has his own theory. “She is without conscience,” says Kevin. “She’s calculating. I believe that Danielle Staub sold her soul to Satan for fame. Her children are suffering from it…her past is going to catch up to her very soon.”
Back to Danielle’s book. Below are some revelations she makes in the book –
1) Danielle reveals she found out she was adopted at age 5, and was abused as a kid by both a relative and a family friend.
2) She denies being a prostitute, but admits to being an escort/Miami call girl. She claims she only slept with two of her johns dates.
3) She also reveals in her book that she gave birth to a son named William in the late 80s, but he later died of SIDS at just 11 weeks.
4) Another interesting tidbit is that she met her ex-husband, Tom Staub, while working at a strip club.
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Meanwhile,Chris Manzo scores big when he gets an inside look into his dream business, and wife Jacqueline gets an inside look into her husband’s secret safe. And as the Brownstone prepares for a big night, Danielle gets an invitation she can’t refuse, but makes sure to get “back-up” from an old friend before she RSVPs. Will she cause a dangerous stir at the party? Find out tonight at 10/9c.
And in other news, Teresa’s new cooking book – Skinny Italian, actually made the New York’s best seller list.The book teaches us all how to enjoy Italian food and look great while eating it. Congrats to Teresa!
Check out the preview clip below. Teresa’s in feels pressure “down there” and is ready to go to the hospital –
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While the Orange County housewives seem to believe bigger is better, the Real Housewives of New Jersey seem to be moving in the opposite direction.
First Dina Manzo revealed the had a breast reduction done earlier this year, you can see the before and after photos here. And now Dina’s sister in law Jacqueline Lauritais revealing that she also underwent a breast reduction and lift, after giving birth to her son Nicholas last year. The above photo of Jacqueline was taken this month.
“I got a breast lift and reduction,” Jacqueline tellsLife & Style. “I’m done having kids and wanted to fix them. They’re still big!” Jacqueline also opened up about her weight loss since giving birth. “I do a little bit of the Bar Method,” she says. “It’s a lot of small movements that work really deep in your muscles. I swear it works!” You can read more about Jacqueline’s surgery in the new issue of Life & Style.
In other Jersey news, Jacqueline did a new interview and spoke out against her cast mate & dramaqueenDanielle Staub. “I really sincerely thought she wanted to change and wanted a new start,” Jacqueline tells Zap2it. “I was trying to give her the benefit of the doubt once again and see if she’s being real this time.”
According to Jacqueline, she and Danielle made a pact to be civil to each other and be acquaintances before shooting started, though she made it clear she would not be spending much time with her due to her husband’s concerns. So Jacqueline was ofcourse surprised when Danielle continued to invite her to do things with her knowing her answer would be no.
“She had to make an announcement that I wasn’t there? Who does that?” asks Jacqueline. “I feel like that whole phone call, that whole luncheon, was all a set-up to try and make me look bad. I thought we were both at a good place with each other, but obviously we’re not in a good place, because she’s still trying to paint a picture. She’s still doing these calculating moves.”
Jacqueline then wraps up the interview by calling Danielle a sociopath. “If you look up the definition of a sociopath, that’s what I think Danielle is.” Well you know what they say, if the sociopath tendencies fit….
Must say after three weeks of watching the new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, I am simply not impressed. Compared to the Real Housewives of NYC, the show seems to be falling flat and the Danielle drama is getting very old. Will touch more on this later.
But on to the recap of last night’s episode. First we get a quick rehash of Jacqueline’s argument with her teenage daughter Ashley Holmes, who is now living on her own. Jacqueline is in a tough spot with parenting Ashley because Ashley is now an “adult” and no longer living under her roof. I can’t help but feel that had Jacqueline done a better job with parenting Ashley earlier on, things would be better between them now. Jacqueline herself has admitted to making parenting errors with Ashley. This also brings up a point that I feel strongly about which is that just because a kid turns 18, doesn’t really make them an adult and ready to be on their own. A girl like Ashley should still be living at home in my opinion. I’m guessing Jacqueline might be helping her financially in some shape or form. Perhaps cutting her off financially until she stops being rude would help her straighten up.
Moving on to Danielle who receives flowers from Jacqueline congratulating her daughter Christine on her modeling debut. You can see some modeling shots of Christine below. Jacqueline has stated in an earlier episode that her husband does not want her befriending Danielle, but for some reason Danielle is persistent on becoming BFFs with Jacqueline again and even decides to leave her a scolding message, accusing her of not being her own woman.
One thing I really want to touch on is Danielle’s parenting skills and why she insists on involving her innocent children in her drama and in adult issues. This started in the premiere episode when she took her kids along a car ride to stalk Caroline’s event. Her kids looked and acted embarrassed. And then last night, her youngest daughter, who once again looked mortified, asked to be excused as Danielle decided to call Jacqueline. And once again, Danielle decided to unload her adult drama onto her young daughter. Does this woman not have any friends? Involving her children in her drama is simply wrong and unnecessary. Poor kids. I’m really curious to know more about the man who decided to marry Danielle and make her the mother of his children. Danielle’s ex-husband’s name is Thomas Staub or Gerald Staub. If anyone knows anything about him or has a photo, please feel fee to email us at Realitytea@yahoo.com.
And how amazing was it last week when Christine Staub was photographed by Gilles Bensimon, the ex-husband of Kelly Bensimon of the NYC Housewives? I found that interesting for some reason considering Gilles has never made an appearance on the NYC Housewives. By the way the photos of Christine from the Daily Front Row magazine can be seen below.
Something else that robbed me the wrong way was a joke or non-joke Danielle made during an earlier episode about Christine being able to help her financially with her modeling career. Just wrong, wrong, and more wrong. Putting that kind of pressure on a 15 year-old girl is wrong and disgusting. There’s a good chance that Christine, despite being very gorgeous,, might not make it in the modeling world, so why even say that kind of thing? It’s become rather obvious that Danielle sees her daughters as meal tickets as she is also pushing her 12 year-old to get into the music industry, even calling her the next Miley Cyrus. Plus is it just me or does Danielle seem to be living vicariously through Christine’s new found career?
Tonight marks the all new 3rd episode of the second season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. In case you’re wondering, the above picture is from last year.
The drama rages on when Danielle accuses Jacqueline of not being her own woman and standing up to her family. Meanwhile, a very pregnant Teresa and a determined Danielle are ecstatic to see their daughters modeling in New York Fashion Week. But Danielle’s daughter Christine is not 100 percent prepared to walk down the runway.
You will have to tune in to see if a mishap unfolds and costs both Christine and Danielle a future in fashion. We will also be seeing Teresa’s husband, Joe, being mean to their then 8-year-old daughter Gia.
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