Danielle Staub

Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita had the friendship falling out heard ’round the Bravo world. Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin ain’t got nothing on these Real Housewives of New Jersey girls! Are we going to see any new “I hate so-and-so” blogs popping up soon?

Because no one at Bravo will give these ladies a muzzle or render their typing finger useless, the former BFFs are outing each other’s secrets in the most nasty, vitriolic feud ever. Celebrity Deathmatch, indeed!

Following Sunday night’s explosive episode, Teresa and Jacqueline have both written novellas in the form of Bravo blogs. Imagine if they put their creative juices and minimal brain power towards good instead of evil?

In her NINE PAGE tome, Teresa address all the elements from Sunday’s explosive fight, which apparently lasted over five hours. Thank goodness we didn’t have to review the unedited footage!


Remember when they were the closest of friends?  I guess reality television really does change people, and that is evident when you look at the relationship between Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice.  Reality Tea has an exclusive source who is close with all of the ladies in the Garden State franchise.  Our insider, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that with Jacq, what you see is what you get, but Teresa has allowed fame to go to her head.

The sources tells us, “Jacqueline is one of the nicest people you will ever meEt. She is a true friend and has a heart of gold. She is a sweetheart. She is 10000% real.  Teresa is the exact opposite. She competes with anything breathing… Kim D. and her are not as close as you think. Kim D. uses Teresa for the exposure Teresa gives her store. Kim D. liked Melissa and even asked her to walk in her fashion show the 1st season they were on. Teresa told her to pick a side and Kim. D. picked Teresa’s side. All the ‘true’ friends Teresa ever had are no longer friends with her. Now, she claims Kim D., her makeup artist, and other random people are her best friends. Teresa only is friends with people she feels she is above or she can use.”


Oh reality television stars… you never cease to amaze me. One of the greatest things about reality TV is scathing, over the top, out of control ridiculous cat fights, arguments, and behind the back insults. It’s what differentiates reality from reality TV. See, I would never call someone a “dumb drag queen” … but in the wilds of reality TV, anything goes!

Reality Tea has compiled a list of some of our favorite reality TV insults. Below is some delightful footage of our hardworking stars doing what they do best – acting nutty and getting paid to do so! Let the memories come flooding back.


A small part of me wonders if all the drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey is a publicity stunt. I just cannot believe family members and friends can be so vitriolic towards each other. After some serious drama during the taping of The View last week, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga continued their escalating drama on Twitter AND in their personal blogs.

On her Fabulicous website, Teresa told her side of the story about why she demanded a solo taping on The View. Teresa explains that she wasn’t aware of what Melissa and cousin Kathy Wakile said during their segment until watching it from her Miami hotel room yesterday.

Excerpts from Teresa’s blog are below:

“It’s hard to get your thoughts straight when you’re being interviewed for TV — especially when you’re trying to talk to 5 women at once like on The View and there are no ‘retakes.’

I only heard today that Melissa called me a liar or a fibber or whatever, when the press started calling me for my response. I’ve been telling the same story–the truth–since it happened. Suddenly Melissa has a new answer for it, fresh from her new PR people: it’ a lie and it’s my ‘crutch.’ Are you kidding me?”


Is there ever any upbeat or positive news that comes out from those folks on The Real Housewives of New Jersey? It certainly doesn’t seem like it!

As reported last week, Joe Guidice is facing potential jail time due to all his shady dealings regarding his counterfeit driver’s license. The prosecutor isn’t likely to come to a plea agreement that doesn’t include some time served, and Joe’s attorney warns that all the talk of the incidents on the show are tainting the potential jury pool.

If Joe does go to jail, one can only wonder WWTD? Teresa Guidice already has a strained relationship with brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law Melissa (to say the least), but jail time for hubby could only add to the gossip and hatefulness that is bringing down the show. Also up against Teresa is Manzo matriarch Caroline, who recently said, “I hold Teresa responsible for a lot of relationships in my life that are hurting. Of course I fight with my brothers and sisters…the difference is, she puts the wood on my family’s fire. I put the lid on hers.”


I am really over two things…the first rhymes with Yorga and the second sounds like Poodahay or Ludice, depending on who is saying it.  This week, in Real Housewives of New Jersey news, a little birdie (who I’m betting looks a lot like Teresa Giudice) is telling RadarOnline.com all about sister-in-law Melissa’s Gorga’s master plan to take down Teresa.

Melissa is manipulative and jealous of Teresa’s fame and she has a dirty secret,” a source tells the site.

The source claims, “Years ago, Melissa and her husband, Joe Gorga, sent a tape to the producers promising that if they were cast on the show, they would do whatever it takes to get rid of Teresa.”

Apparently, Melissa has been vying for a spot on the show for a very long time no no avail.  She even got friendly with the villainous Danielle Staub in hopes of gaining the attention of Bravo producers.  When that didn’t work, according to the insider, Teresa told producers she would be able to bring down Teresa.  I’m confused though…I know the producers want a lot of drama (clearly), but I just can’t picture them engaging in some sort of espionage laden plot to ruin the Guidices. Isn’t this old news RadarOnline?


So it seems that since being fired let go by Bravo, from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub has, yet, to move on to bigger and better!

First, she appeared on VH1’s Famous Food, which turned out to be a flop, and now she is peddling her voice out to her fans for $18 a minute!

Yes, Danielle joins a slew of other Z-list celebs such as Michael Lohan, Tila Tequila, Nadya Suleman, and Angelina Pivarnick at Dial-A-Star.com which promises, “Dial-A-Star.com is the only place you can talk directly to a TRUE celebrity! Our service is unique an offers a completely discreet one on one conversation with celebs. The service is completely private and anonymous.”

Rumor Fix was the first to break the news and below are the rates for the other “stars” –

  • Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina Lohan – $10
  • Lindsay Lohan’s dad, Michael Lohan – $10
  • Jersey Shore’s Angelina Pivarnick – $10
  • Octomom Nadya Suleman – $15
  • Former Charlie Sheen porn star Capri Anderson – $10

Another fun fact? Dial-A-Star just happens to be owned Gina Rodriguez – a former porn star! Some are now wondering what type of convos are actually taking place during these calls. A screenshot of Danielle and other celebs on the site is below.

Danielle is, however, proud and excited about her new gig as she tweeted this morning: “I’m signing in at 8am to take your calls. Its been great adding voices to the faces of so many who’ve called! 1-888-695-4543 Ext: 106474.” Hey, a girl’s gotta earn her money somehow!

Moving on to Teresa Giudice, who continues to be very subdued on Celebrity Apprentice, almost to the point that you forget she’s even on the show! However, it is Teresa’s snafu in the boardroom last night that has people talking.

See, while in the boardroom, Teresa was called “slow” by her teammate Patricia Velasquez, who considered her the weakest link on the women’s team. Teresa of course spoke up to defend herself and, well let’s just say, she ended up proving Patricia’s point in the process!

Teresa stated: “A writer? I could be a writer. I just finished my third book. I have a ghostwriter. So I could get my writing done, no problem.” Wowzers.

Teresa took to her twitter page last night to defend herself in a series of tweets. She wrote –

“You gonna knock me down, I’m gonna knock you right back down!”

“Meant to say CO-writer not ghostwriter, I just got all caught up in the moment. I have a co-writer for my books. Her name’s right on them.”

“I’ve never hidden that I have a co-writer for my books. I’m not a professional writer. I’m a cook! Why wouldn’t I work w/ a pro?”

“I was just trying to say I could get writing help from pros too– just like everyone else in that room was. #CreativeLiars.”

Finally, it seems we are much closer to the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 4 premiere than we thought. According to a tweet by Melissa Gorga, the next season of the RHONJ will debut next month on Bravo!

In looking at Melissa’s twitter page today, it appears the tweet has since been deleted. Perhaps Bravo asked her to, as they want to make the announcement themselves. Melissa made the original tweet over the weekend.

Should be a great season, as we will get to see the rift developing between Teresa and pretty much everyone else on the show.

[Photos Credit: WENN]


This season of Celebrity Apprentice has been a letdown so far for fans of Teresa Giudice‘s particular flavor of rage. She was ostensibly cast for her inability to let things go and start fights, but on the last few episodes, she has been downright quiet. On last week’s episode Donald and Ivanka Trump both questioned Teresa about how different she was from her reputation, with Teresa insisting that this toned down her is the “real” version.

On a recent press call, Donald Trump praised Teresa, using his favorite compliment and saying “She’s a very quality person,” but expressed his surprise: “I mean, she’s more reserved if anything else, and I think it’s a lot different than when you see her on the other show.”

Ever the businessman, Donald went so far to say that she came on the show as an exercise in “rebranding.” This wouldn’t be entirely off the mark; Teresa has several irons on the fire for her lifestyle brand with multiple books and a new alcohol line. Being on a network show like Celebrity Apprentice is a way to introduce her many wares to folks who have never seen her, or her table flipping, before.

Donald revealed that “She’s a little bit of a surprise… I don’t mean a negative surprise, but it’s surprising to me that she’s not more volatile.” Since Danielle Staub or Melissa Gorga are nowhere near the board room, Teresa doesn’t have her usual triggers to provoke her into acting like a lunatic. The most interesting theory behind her personality change is that “she is a little bit intimidated by some of the other people,” Donald suggests.

One person Teresa is most definitely not intimidated by is fellow contestant and ’80s pop queen, Debbie Gibson, who told her last week she was not “owning it” at boardroom. On Teresa’s personal blog, she warns: “I just want you to know the history of me and Debbie because it’s not over yet. Stay tuned!”

The background behind Teresa and Debbie’s argument is juicy and was a real mistake to edit out of the show. Teresa writes:

“During the Ivanka window display task last week, they didn’t show it but it was my idea to use Ivanka’s sketches in the window to tell the story, and I think that was a pretty big contribution to us winning. They also didn’t show that Debbie and I had a huge fight about it when I heard she was trying to take credit for it.”

Okay, who fell asleep at the wheel and left this out? Show us more of this and less of Lou Ferrigno‘s whining. So, you can see why Teresa was especially upset to have Debbie accuse her of holding back and not contributing when this had already happened. The real question is: Why not bring it up at the boardroom in front of Donald? Teresa continues:

“So when you see us in the Boardroom this week, you know why I was mad at her already. As soon as she’s project manager, she wants to call me out for not giving as much? Is she serious? Do you see how much Mr. Trump talks about me? You know why? Because Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka were there with us on all the tasks and saw who worked hard and reported it back to him. You’re not getting to see a lot of my input (yet…) but Mr. Trump knew. I just want you to know the history of me and Debbie because it’s not over yet. Stay tuned! (I might have to just change my name to Tiffany…)”

A new episode of Celebrity Apprentice airs tonight at 9 ET on NBC. A preview clip is below!



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