Dolores Catania

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.

Real Housewives Awards

Bravo is bringing back the Real Housewives Awards for the fourth year in a row. This time, the ladies from across the franchise will compete for fans’ votes in various categories within the back-to-school theme.

Fortunately, it seems like this list was compiled with the intention to make sure everyone feels included, which is nice. Unfortunately, it seems like this list was compiled with the intention to make sure everyone feels included, which means that many of the nominations do not make sense. Nevertheless, the fandom will (hopefully) make the right decisions. Either way you slice it, nominating every housewife is a good way to ensure that a lot of them show up when the awards are handed out. So at least that’s good.

Cary annoyed

If LeeAnne Locken wasn’t on the first Real Housewives of Dallas season, the show would not be back for a second season. Sure, other things happened, but does anyone even remember/care? No, not really. LeeAnne and her drama made the show worth watching. A big part of LeeAnne’s entertainment value was the fact that she was at odds with pretty much every cast member during Season 1.

So it’s really not surprising that Cary Deuber has no interest in being friends with LeeAnne this season after they came at each other for attending D’Andra Simmons‘ wedding (yes, that was seriously a point of contention) and LeeAnne accused Cary of breaking up her husband’s previous marriage. Obviously they weren’t going to start Season 2 as BFFs.

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)

We finally have the date we’ve all been waiting for! The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres in less than two months! The eighth season will kick off on Wednesday, October 4th on Bravo.

Teresa Giudice is the only original New Jersey Housewife returning full time this season, along with sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and last season’s newbies Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker. The show will add in just one new housewife this year: Margaret Josephs. Danielle Staub will be returning, as well, but apparently not as a full time cast member.

Jacqueline

Whether you loved her or hated her, Jacqueline Laurita was the main source of drama on Real Housewives of New Jersey last year. Without her antics, there would have been nothing to tweet about and nothing for the ladies to argue about at the reunion. Sure, it was tough to watch most of the time, but she at least gave the fans something to have an opinion about… even if your opinion wasn’t positive.

Nevertheless, even the most die hard fans of the show have to admit that it was in a real rut last season so it will be interesting to see how things play out now that Jacqueline is out of the picture.

Real Housewives of New Jersey and Summer House

Oh the poor Hamptons. First Summer House invades, much to everyone’s dismay, then Real Housewives Of New Jersey shows up.

Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker attended the Bella White Party (which previously has both RHOBH and Farrah Abraham infamy) where they partied alongside Summer House castmates Stephen McGee and The Wirkus Twins. Well, at least Teresa Giudice remained in Jersey.

Instagram Roundup Reality TV Stars

Another week, another gallery of the reality TV stars showing off and sharing snapshots on Instagram.

Above: Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds: “Golf tournament attire? Yep! #HollywoodTheme #MarilynManHoes #PG13post #ImNotABitchButTheHatIsFunny”

Look below for pics from Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos, Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley, Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer, Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador, Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis, and more.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Dorinda Medley and Richard H. Medley attend the DailyMail.com NYC Boat Party hosted by Swish Beverages for White Girl Rose on July 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for DailyMail.com)

Happy Monday! We’ve got a mini roundup of photos from the weekend’s events (and a few straggles from the previous week). Real Housewives of New York City star Dorinda Medley stepped out with boyfriend John Mahdessian for the DailyMail.com NYC Boat Party. The photo agency actually made a huge error and listed John as Dorinda’s late husband, Richard Medley. Also at the party: Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker.

The Jenner and Kardashian women were out and about across the globe. Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss both attended more ESSENCE festivities.

Jill Zarin attended an event in the Hamptons, and more! Check them out below!