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The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: The Apology

Even though Real Housewives of New Jersey will always be The Teresa Giudice Show, Margaret Josephs and Siggy Flicker are carrying RHONJ Season 8 on their backs.  Don’t get me wrong, nothing gets me emotional like a scene with any Giudice family member, but as far as the drama between cast members, Siggy and Margaret feud takes the cake (without throwing it, obviously).

These two have something going on between them every single episode. Not only that, but Margaret’s mother is just TV gold. I have no idea why they didn’t go for some two for one deal and cast Marge Sr. as a Housewife as well. Or at the very least she deserves a web series or something. Aside from talking about her mother’s antics, the newest NJ Housewife has a lot to say about being on the show.

Danielle Staub Says She Has Proof Of What Dolores Catania Said; Calls Her A Jealous Bitch On Watch What Happens Live

Danielle Staub and Housewives Superfan Michael Rapaport were guests in the clubhouse last night on Watch What Happens Live. Danielle was her typical blunt self, bashing Dolores Catania and give her opinions on all things Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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!”

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: The Public Shaming Of Melissa

It’s official: Siggy Flicker’s sanity has left the building. It remains to be seen whether this circumstance will solidify her spot on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey long term (because, hey, we like our housewives messy!) or will get her booted off with nary a ruined cake as a parting gift. Until then, it’s all aboard the crazy train for us! Good thing we’re used to these kinds of barf-inducing rides. Dolores Catania also comes unhinged this week when Danielle Staub accuses her of trash-talking Teresa Giuidice behind her back. Thus the newest Housewives catchphrase – which I fully intend to use on someone special in the near future – is born: Welcome Back, Scumbag! It’s truly a greeting for every occasion.

We begin at Teresa’s house, where she’s making pork chops with her father while the kids tear the house apart. So, a standard day at the Giudice home. With Joe Giudice in prison, Teresa is essentially a single mom, but at least she has her father moved in to comfort her. The family is still reeling from the loss of Tre’s mom, though, in addition to Joe being locked up.

Margaret Josephs Thinks Siggy Flicker’s Slumber Party With Dolores Catania Was Ridiculous; Calls Siggy A “Brat”

I’m just gonna come right out and say it: Margaret Josephs was a great casting choice for The Real Housewives Of New Jersey this year. She’s bringing the crazy pigtails, the psychedelic purse parties, and the toe-to-toe sparring with Siggy Flicker who has become a legend in her own mind. Margaret took her her blog last week to call Siggy and Dolores Catania out on their wacko slumber party, clear up her side of the Boca beach ceremony, and further align herself with Teresa Guidice’s team.

Margaret begins by gushing about her party. Despite her house being under construction and her ovens not working, it turned out to be a good time! She was disappointed that Siggy and Dolores decided not to attend, even though she’d extended invites to the entire group. “I couldn’t wait to invite the Boca babes! I had such a good time with them and was wanting more. That’s not me being a wannabe, that’s just me being me. (Oh, and Siggy: I don’t need to go out of my way to be nice to anyone, it comes naturally—as natural as my boobs, thank you very much! Also, my being nice to someone doesn’t detract from how I feel about anyone else. I can compartmentalize much better than most and don’t need to dull someone’s sparkle to shine.)”

Siggy Flicker & Dolores Catania

Danielle Staub definitely came on Real Housewives Of New Jersey to stay – which means she came with an agenda to cause drama and avenge herself for all past wrongdoings. Now that Teresa is Danielle’s new BFF, that left Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker, who are friends with Danielle’s eternal nemesis Jacqueline Laurita, to suffer the sins of her friend.

According to Dolores, things with Danielle got so atrocious she had to contact the authorities for help. Danielle has been down that road on Bravo before, so I guess she never learns – or changes! Or as Dolores describes, “A leopard doesn’t change its spots. Ever.” 

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Who would have ever thought that Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub would be friends after Teresa flipped that table in her face during the Season 1 finale of Real Housewives of New Jersey? Danielle got the boot from the show after Season 2 and no one heard a peep from her until she and Teresa were spotted doing yoga together after the last season wrapped.

Now Danielle is back (thank god) and Teresa is a big part of that. Danielle even described their friendship as “perfect” in recent interviews. Again, that is something that no one ever thought would happen.

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Even though Real Housewives of New Jersey has been The Teresa Giudice Show for a long time, the real show this season has been all about the animosity between Siggy Flicker and Margaret Josephs. Even though they clearly cannot stand each other, they have to be somewhat grateful to be at the center of the season. Or at least that’s what I imagine. All publicity is good publicity- right? I feel like their girl Joan Rivers would agree with that sentiment.

The Siggy and Marge Show continued after the last RHONJ episode during Siggy’s Watch What Happens Live appearance. Even though Margaret hasn’t been in the clubhouse, Andy Cohen and the viewers pushed Siggy to dish all about the new girl so it really felt like she was there.

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It seems we must face facts this season on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey: Siggy Flicker has decided this is her “moment” and she’s making sure everyone knows it, especially Margaret Josephs. But Margaret isn’t one to back off when Siggy huffs and puffs that she’ll pull her pigtails out! No, no, no. She came to PLAY, and I’m loving her for it. Margaret also shows us a peek into her wacky world of Claire’s Boutique inventory when she throws a launch party for her bag line, which Siggy and Dolores Catania refuse to attend. Call Siggy’s crab cakes salty, will they? Hmmph! She’ll be eating them alone from now on, then. In pigtails!

Last night began with the ladies at home after a drama-filled Boca vaycay. Melissa Gorga’s birthday cake was not able to make the trip home because – just in case anyone in the tri-state area hasn’t heard yet – Teresa Giudice threw that sh*t on the ground. (R.I.P. $1K cake!) Siggy is, by the way, still not over it – not by a long shot. The town of Boca Raton is very much over Siggy, though, I’d imagine.