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The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: Shady Beach

They’re back and bronzer than ever! The Real Housewives Of New Jersey started season eight with new housewife  Margaret Josephs and the resurrected career of Danielle Staub ready to mix things up with the nuttiest broads the Garden State has to offer: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, and Dolores Catania. (Pause here to observe a quick moment of silence for Jacqueline Laurita, who is likely still watching last night’s premiere in a loop on her bedroom TV while she drinks BLK Water and screams into her pillow.)

We start the premiere super-sized episode on a sad note for Teresa and Joe Gorga, who lost their mom this past year after she contracted pneumonia. Teresa cries that her mom was a fighter, but caring and loving too. She would want her family to be strong after her passing, which is what Teresa plans to be as she handles her four daughters, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia, solo while Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence. Or away at “camp,” as the ruse goes.

Danielle Staub - RHONJ Season 8

Brave new world over at Bravo, because after sweating for years she’d never return Danielle Staub says returning to Real Housewives Of New Jersey feels “like coming home.” Let’s hope that’s not a home in foreclosure!

“I can’t even think of words to describe how good it feels,” Danielle gushed. And the best part: her friendship with Teresa Giudice. “I was so happy to be back and a part and to have somebody to talk to, and Teresa and I were getting along well.”

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YES! Only one more sleep until The Real Housewives Of New Jersey are back and ready to brawl on Bravo. Melissa Gorga, Danielle Staub, and newcomer Margaret Josephs stopped by The Jenny McCarthy Show on SiriuxXM Stars this week to dish on the season to come – and to throw some serous shade at Siggy Flicker. Melissa also revealed that we’ll be seeing a more “real” Teresa Giudice this year as she navigates home life without Joe Giudice, and finally admits how pissed off she really is at him. Hint: It ain’t looking good for these two felons lovebirds.

Melissa, Danielle, and Margaret may not agree on everything this season – except that they think Siggy is kind of a mess. Margaret shares, “I don’t think we have a villain, but we have the insane. I don’t like to throw shade, but I do have to say that Siggy acts a little crazy – over the top. You know, she walks in a restaurant screaming, she cries very easily, her emotions run high. So that doesn’t really gel with me. I’m a little sarcastic, call it like it is, don’t cry at the drop of a hat.”

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Margaret Josephs, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

Even though Real Housewives of New Jersey doesn’t return until October 4, the taglines are finally here!

Unfortunately, Danielle Staub did not receive full time status so the fandom isn’t blessed with a tagline from the returning cast member.   Aside from the blatant absence of tagline from Danielle, the rest serve as a preview of what to expect from the rest of the ladies this season.

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Boy some things have changed on Real Housewives Of New Jersey! Once upon a time, Danielle Staub was Teresa Giudice‘s mortal enemy, and Teresa was BFF with Jacqueline Laurita. Now, Jacqueline is completely out of the picture, and the woman Teresa once labeled a “prostitution whore” has become her bestie.

“Everything aligned perfectly,” Danielle gushed of her decision to return to RHONJ after a lengthy absence. Danielle’s decision was impacted after she bonded with Teresa over yoga and realized there would be no more table flips or country club shake downs. I am sure it did not hurt that Teresa and Danielle were also able to bond over running Jacqueline off.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Sonja Morgan and Kathy Wakile attend OK! Magazine's Fall Fashion Week 2017 Event at Hudson Hotel on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images,)

The reality stars flocked to OK! Magazine’s Fall Fashion Week 2017 party last night in NYC. Among the stars in attendance: Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan and former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile.

Kathy also brought along her husband, Rich. We wonder how awkward things were since a lot of Kathy’s former Jersey co-stars were also at the NYFW event: Melissa Gorga, Danielle Staub, and newbie Margaret Josephs.

Also spotted at the reality star studded event: Bachelorette‘s Rachel Lindsay, Jersey Shore‘s Vinny Guadagnino, Real Housewives of Dallas stars Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber, and even Real Housewives of Atlanta sidekick Marlo Hampton, rocking pink hair.

Check out the party pics below. Who has your vote for the best look of the night?

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

Based on the trailer, Season 8 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is going to be exactly what this show needs to get back on track. After that Season 6 casting misfire with the twins and Amber Marchese and a Season 7 that centered around the demise of Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita’s friendship, Season 8 appears to be the exactly what the fandom needs.

Siggy Flicker is back, but she is not the peacemaker from last year. She has a lot to address this season. From her friendship with the always controversial Kim D to her issues with the new Housewife Margaret Josephs, it looks like she will be in the thick of the drama this season. And then there’s the part of the trailer (which I can’t stop watching) where she tells Danielle Staub “you’re f-cked up” immediately after Danielle says “that’s f-cked up.” It looks like Jersey is going to be off the rails this year and Siggy teases about the “epic season” that is just a month away.

Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly

After what felt like the longest break ever, Watch What Happens Live is back with new episodes. It’s perfect timing with the Below Deck Season 5 premiere, so it was fitting that Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly were Andy Cohen’s guests. They are the only returning crew members from last season.

Kate, Nico, and Andy discussed the Below Deck episode and even shared their commentary on some of the Below Deck Mediterranean drama that went down during its last season. Plus, two Real Housewives rang the door bell for some surprise appearances.