It seems the self proclaimed Susan Lucci of reality television will not be disappearing anytime soon, much to the dismay of many.
The HollywoodLife is reporting today that Danielle Staub, former star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, has signed a deal with VH1 to film a pilot for her upcoming spin-off reality show. You know, the one that will be focusing on her personal life, career, family etc.
The way it usually works is if VH1 likes the pilot of her spin-off show, they will then pick it up for a full season.
“VH1 has picked up her show and they are almost done with negotiations,” a “source” tells HollywoodLife. “They haven’t started filming yet, but they will soon!”
In other Danielle news, she has now released her new music video for her song “Cry.” The video, posted below, is apparently meant to bring attention to domestic violence. Enjoy –
First up is a funny blurb in the NY Post this week which basically refers to Danielle Staub as a desperate famewhore. The title of the story? ‘Danielle Staub eager for a celebrity photo op.’
According to the Post, Danielle attended a recent celebrity event during which she was very desperate to be in photos with Jerry Seinfeld. Danielle reportedly lingered on the red carpet for a half-hour. “Her assistant kept running back and forth to see if there were celebrities to take a picture with,” said a witness. Though the former prostitution whore wasn’t able to get a photo with Seinfeld, she did luck out, snagging one with Ben Stiller.
Speaking of Danielle, she also gave a recent interview to Popeater, during which she referred to herself as “the Susan Lucci of reality television.” Yes – she went there.
And when it comes to her reported solo reality show, she claims it has been picked up by a network and promises to announce that lucky network soon. “It’s gonna be all about me, my family and the real Danielle Staub that my fans and loved ones have been dying to see.” Something tells us Kelly Bensimon’s kids aren’t the only ones embarrassed by their mother.
In other NJ news, RadarOnline is reporting that Teresa Giudice, who might or might not be going to prison within the next year, has signed on to teach a seminar during which she “will tell you how to have it all.”
For $44.95, you too can learn a thing or two from Teresa on January 10, 2011 at the Learning Annex in NY. The press release boasts: ““Whether you want to get on a reality TV show, write a book, start and run a business,change careers, this inspiring evening with a woman who has 377,000 online followers will get you going in the right direction.”
Let’s just hope she won’t be dishing out any advice on how to manage your money.
The latest is an interview she did with Rob Shuter of Popeater for his new HDNet show, ‘Naughty But Nice With Rob.’
When asked if she’s dating a man or a woman these days, Danielle replied: “How about both?” She then added that she’s honest with all parties involved while making it clear the three don’t ever play together. “No, no, actually they’re not really happy about each other!” she added.
And when it comes to how she is perceived by others, it seems Danielle realizes she doesn’t have the best rep. “People do call me crazy. I don’t call myself that cause then I would be,” she said.
TELL US – ARE YOU READY TO SEE DANIELLE GO AWAY? PLUS IT’S AN OPEN POST SO FEEL FREE TO GO OFF TOPIC!
Danielle was reportedly on the red carpet at the Halloween event in Woodridge, NJ when the process server walked up with an envelope and said, “Here, Danielle … you’ve been served.” Danielle did not seem too distraught as she simply handed her publicist the envelope.
Steve is suing Danielle for defamation as he is claiming she falsely accused him of secretly videotaping a sex romp with her. Danielle made the claims during an episode of the Bravo hit show. Steve has since stated publicly that Danielle was well aware she was being taped.
Danielle is no stranger to defamation lawsuits as she recently settled one with her ex-husband Kevin Maher. Though the settlements terms were kept confidential, sources close to Kevin have stated Danielle had to pay him a nice sum.
In other Danielle news, a new report by RadarOnline states her faux lesbian relationship with songwriting “superstar” Lori Michaels was just that – a faux lesbian relationship. A friend of the now broken up couple tells Radar that though the two women were “physical” with one another, they “were not a couple.”
“Did they have a connection? Yes. Was it was very strong through work and song? Yes. Did Danielle feel more? Yes. Did she indicate that to Lori? Yes. But Lori was never going to put herself in a place where she was going to run away with Danielle,” adds the source.
Radar adds that Danielle has wasted no time in moving on as she showed up to the Thursday night Halloween party (the same party she was served at) with a mystery man.
Just when you thought the Giudices could not get any trashier, RadarOnline is reporting today that Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice did just that at a baby’s christening over the weekend. The story you are about to read is insanity squared.
According to Radar, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars single handedly started an all out brawl at the Christening ceremony for the son of Teresa’s brother and sister-in-law Joe and Melissa Gorga. If you recall, Melissa, whom Teresa absolutely hates and does not get along with, has been added as a cast member to the Bravo hit show, must to Teresa’s dismay.
The drama began at the Gorgas’ Sunday Christening ceremony for their son, you know, the same son Danielle Staub accused Teresa of not acknowledging. Teresa attended the church ceremony without husband Joe, but following the baptism, she and Joe along with their four daughters, arrived an hour late to the reception ceremony which took place at The Manor restaurant in West Orange, NJ.
As the Bravo cameras rolled, Teresa walked up to her brother Joe Gorga to congratulate him and he said in an upset tone: “Now you want to congratulate me after all this time? Now you want to be nice to me? Your husband didn’t even come to the church and you show up an hour late!” a source tells Radar.
Teresa attempted to play dumb and simply responded with, “I just wanted to say hi and congratulations.” However due to the bad blood between the siblings, a verbal argument ensued during which Joe Giudice got involved, leading to a physical altercation between him and Teresa’s brother Joey.
“There were punches, vulgarity. It was like a scene out of a movie,” another source tells Radar of the fight. “Guests were also screaming at the Bravo cameras to get out of there.” With over 100 people in attendance, family members and most of the guests tried to help break up the fight.
Shirts were ripped and Joe Giudice, who might or might not be a midget himself, reportedly yelled at one point to the people holding him back: “I’ll kill that f**king midget!” Another source adds, “Joey Gorga and Joe Giudice were like animals. It was complete chaos.”
Teresa’s father was reportedly extremely upset and yelling for them to stop fighting in Italian. Teresa kept telling her father: “I didn’t do anything, I didn’t do anything,” says a source. At some point, Teresa was yelling at Melissa and Melissa’s sisters got involved. “They also got into a physical altercation with Teresa, who was fighting back. Joe Giudice’s father punched one of Melissa’s brother-in-laws in the face and he was bleeding,” the source said.
Melissa and the guests were reportedly mortified by the barbaric behavior. A family friend at the party tells Radar that “Melissa is disgusted and humiliated. Her heart is broken for her son on his christening day.” Most of the guests were reportedly angry that their kids were traumatized and left with their gifts.
“Teresa’s children Gia and Gabriella were hysterically crying,” says a source. “Melissa’s daughter Antonia was also upset. Kids were running around crying, screaming and hiding.”
The family friend adds that “It was a special day; it was going wonderfully and perfectly and Teresa lost her mind and wanted to make it about her and does what she does best. She couldn’t stand all eyes on the Gorga family. It was similar to the Posh runway show situation [that aired on Bravo] where she started a fight with Danielle [Staub].”
Wowzers! WTF is wrong with these people? And for some odd reason, Teresa continues to wonder why people refer to her as trashy. It seems her contract dispute with Bravo is over as filming has started on the 3rd season of the show. Melissa hasn’t updated her twitter account in days and Teresa, who did not tweet all of yesterday, seems to be in damage control mode as she has spent the last 30 minutes tweeting photos of her daughters in their Halloween costumes, with zero mention of this incident.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? WHO IS AT FAULT?
UPDATE – Melissa Gorga posted the following on her twitter page – “Thank you all so much for your support, The day started out beautifully, I can’t stop looking at my son, I’m still in shock….”
In a new interview with Wonderwall, Caroline discusses Teresa and Joe Giudice, whether or not she will be returning to the show next season, and touches on the news that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga will be joining the show. Excerpts from Caroline’s interview below –
WW: Are you looking forward to the new season of your show? CM: You know I don’t even know if I’m on the show to be honest. That’s up to the Bravo producers. At this very moment I don’t even know if I’m in the show. They haven’t told us much of anything.
WW: I hear Teresa’s sister-in-law will be on the show? Did you think she’d fit in? CM: I know that’s the word on the street, it’s in the rumor mill. I’m not sure though who’s going to be on, so I can’t talk about it. But yep she’s nice [Teresa’s sister-in-law]; I’ve only met her in passing. You know just saying hi and bye. I haven’t seen her more than 20 minutes in my life. But she seems nice.
WW: How are Teresa and Joe doing after the arrest and bankruptcy? CM: They are good people, they are survivors and they’ll be fine.
WW: Would you welcome the idea of returning to “Real Housewives”? CM: I’d welcome it with open arms, but that’s up to the Bravo producers.
In other NJ news, disgruntled former Bravo employee Danielle Staub continues to bash Teresa Giudice in interviews. The latest is an interview with UsWeekly magazine, during which Danielle mentioned her desire to dress up as Teresa for Halloween.
“I was just going to take a waxing strip and put it on my forehead, with a little doll hair attached to it and call it Cornelius,” she told UsWeekly. “Oh, is that catty of me to say?”
And though Danielle is into “making fun of Teresa a little bit,” she may not go through with it. “Why kick her while she’s down?” she said referencing Teresa’s financial and legal troubles.
And finally, The Spin Crowd’sJonathan Cheban is now denying the newshe probably leaked out himself that he is dating 19-year-old Ashley Holmes. “We’re good friends. I’m friends with the family,” Jonathan tells PopEater. “She’s a cool girl.”
RadarOnline is reporting that the part time porn star sex tape star has filmed her first music video. The video, which was shot last week, will reportedly show a different, emotional side to Danielle as it was filmed on location at a woman’s shelter in northern New Jersey.
“Danielle talked to all the women. It was a very emotional day,” a source told RadarOnline. “She was so touched she even said she was going to send a box of things to the women at the shelter that they can all use.”
The video is for Danielle’s new single called “Cry.” The plot of the video will have “an actor that plays Danielle’s love interest and she goes through the emotions of a woman in an abusive relationship,” the source explained. “These are real circumstances these women go through. In one scene, Danielle makes dinner for him and he complains and she turns to look back at him because she’s afraid he’s going to hit her and then she runs to lock herself in the bathroom.”
Danielle posted on her twitter that the video premiere will announced in the next couple of weeks.
“[Albie] is only 24, but you never know,” Caroline, 49, told PEOPLE. “Christopher’s only 21, so that’s stretching it a little bit. They’re both good catches in my mind, so either one works.” Asked why her boys are good catches, the Mama Bear replied: “They’re good boys. They’re hard workers, they’re honest. We taught them from a young age how to treat a lady, how to respect a woman, how to be a good father, husband, provider, friend.”
And finally, RadarOnline reported this week that Ashley Holmes, who might or might not be appearing on the next season of the NJ Housewives, was seen hooking up with The Spin Crowd’sJonathan Cheban. He’s straight?
According to Radar, Jonathan and the newly single Ashley/daughter of Jacqueline Laurita, were seen locking lips this week in NYC. “They were in the corner making out,” said a source. “They were all over each other.”
And it seems Jacqueline might not be too pleased with the new relationship as Jonathan tweeted to her this week, wondering why she hadn’t been responding to him.
Photo below of Jonathan & Ashley, plus a picture of Danielle on the set of her music video.
TELL US – ARE YOU HIGHLY ANTICIPATING DANIELLE’S MUSIC VIDEO?
The settlement comes just a day before the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star was supposed to be deposed. Kevin was suing Danielle for $5 million in a defamation lawsuit. Kevin has repeatedly denied the allegations Danielle made about him in the press and in her memoir when she claimed he once raped her with a gun and murdered her dog.
While the settlement terms are confidential, Kevin a source tells TMZ “cash was involved in the deal.”
Kevin also tells TMZ, “The matter was resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.” He added, “It’s interesting that the case gets settled the day before Danielle was supposed to be deposed … it was going to be the worst day of her life.”
Below is a photo of Kevin Maher taken back in March when he met up with Danielle’s co-stars Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita. The ladies stated they met up with Kevin to get answers about Danielle’s past.