As the sole remaining original cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey, it’s only natural that the Teresa Giudice we “met” during the first season is a lot different than the lady we are currently watching during Season 8. Aside from that iconic table flip, Teresa has been known for keeping her personal feelings private, slapping on a happy face, and acting like everything is all right even when it very clearly isn’t.
I’m all for this new Teresa. She’s zen when she needs to be, she throws objects to entertain us, and she is finally open about her resentment toward her husband Joe Giudice after her prison stint.
As we all know, the ladies refused to film with Danielle, she got the boot, Jacqueline is off the show, and Danielle is back talking to anyone who will listen about her “perfect relationship with Teresa Giudice.” Danielle may seem to be more zen than the woman we “met” back when RHONJfirst started, but make no mistake, she still has an ax to grind and she has a lot of hostility directed toward Jacqueline and Caroline Manzo.
Really? Dolores. She is the least shady person in this cast, but Danielle has major issues with her. From telling Teresa that Dolores supposedly said that Teresa “only cares about money” to asking Dolores where “her honey” was, Danielle is just all about “poking the bear” as she says. Thankfully for Dolores (and the viewers) Dolores is not afraid to poke back and it makes for some great television.
There’s no better way to start out your weekend than with the best reality star Instagram posts of the week. No need to scroll through your feed or type in all of the names that matter. I got you covered and there was a lot going on this week and this is aside from the Halloween festivities.
The entire Jersey Shore cast (minus one person) got together to celebrate Deena Cortese’s wedding, getting me all nostalgic. The Real Housewives of Dallas stars gathered with Andy Cohen to film the Season 2 reunion and posted a group photo to show off their glamorous ensembles (and spray tans…most likely). Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer went all out when they dressed up as famous pop stars for Halloween. The Vanderpump Rules cast were living it up with appearances at the World Series and an LA clothing store launch. The Southern Charm crew made it very clear that they are filming the next season because they were turning up all over Charleston doing shotskis, watching Monday Night Football, and attending restaurant openings.
On Danielle’s return to the show, Teresa claims she’s excited to finally get to know the real Danielle. “I think it’s great. I never really got the chance to know her last time because she had people in her ear; I had people in my ear; so it was just really about finding time. Now this season, we finally have the chance to sit down together and start our friendship, so you’ll start seeing us getting together much more.”
I’m over it. You’re over it. My neighbor, who doesn’t even watch The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, is over it. But Siggy Flicker is NOT OVER IT, people! Yes, we’re talking about Boca. And this week, Siggy decides to take her juvenile antics to a lower level of pre-K when she literally sticks her tongue out at Margaret Josephs to drive the point home. The point being…nanny nanny boo boo? Not to be outdone by the Most Talented Person On The Planet, Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice decide to scrap as well. Whether their drama is real or fake is still up for debate, but there’s no doubt that mutual resentment is buried deep in the basement of each woman’s respective McMansion.
At Margaret’s house, she’s returning from Vegas just in time to “wash the puss and the pits.” Marge Sr. is happy to hear Marge Jr.’s success in getting her shoe line licensed. She also got to steal some hotel slippers, so the trip was a big win. Margaret didn’t have time to by her husband, Joe, anything in Vegas though, so he’s grumpy. She thinks he’s a stage 5 clinger and needs him to back-that-sh*t-up when she walks in the door. She also needs Siggy to take several seats, especially after she hears about her continued cake drama at the purse party. “This is like high school,” says Marge. “I love it.”
Ho, Ho, Ho it’s Happy Halloween – oh wait, wrong holiday! Things are confusing around here as our favorite reality stars swap their surgically altered faces for actual masks and a collection of crazy-fun halloween costumes! Below Ramona Singer wore a latex jumpsuit to an Erika Jayne concert (yes, that really happened), Cynthia Bailey dressed in drag as her ex LEON!, Jenelle Evans played a deer hunted by David Eason (no – no irony there!) and Kandi Burruss got fly like it was 1985.
Above, Kim Zolciak posed as an icon. “So fun! In honor of an icon @hughhefner my gorgeous hubby @kroybiermann is channeling you tonight and Im channeling one of my fav Playmates of all time @tiffallon THANK YOU @vintageinspiredbyjackie for making this perfect “Playboy Bunny” costume It’s a Dream! First time Kroy and I have EVER dressed up so fun #RHOAFinale #Pray4Me”
On Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice spatting over the restaurant, Danielle said “I think it’s just family banter, to be honest with you. I think they’re comfortable with each other and I think they’re willing to say whatever it is that’s on their minds and that’s a good thing. And I wouldn’t want to be a waitress either!”