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In what can be best described as a real life soap opera, RadarOnline is reporting today that Melissa Gorga, sister-in-law to Teresa Giudice has joined the cast of the Real Housewives of New Jersey!

Even more shocking? Radar reports Bravo has already began filming Melissa for weeks! A Giudice family source tells Radar, “She [Melissa] is not replacing her [Teresa]. I think Melissa is actually Dina’s replacement.”

Radar reports that not all the current housewives have officially signed off on a new season. TMZ reported yesterday that Teresa is holding off on signing on because she wants more money from Bravo. Similar to what has been reported of the NYC Housewives, TMZ states that Teresa wants Jersey Shore cash, or $30,000 per episode to be exact.

A source tells TMZ Teresa is “asking for a cut of the DVD and merchandise sales … freedom to make more paid appearances … and her salary DOUBLED.” Teresa is reportedly ready to walk away if Bravo doesn’t give her what she wants by September 3, when filming on the third season is scheduled to begin.

But back to Melissa, her addition to the show could be genius, as we reported yesterday that a source revealed to us that Melissa and Teresa do not get along. Melissa even reportedly complained about Teresa not allowing her young daughter to ride in the Limo with Gia and her friends during Gia’s birthday celebration.

As for Melissa, a source tells Radar she used to do paperwork for her husband Giuseppe Gorga as his secretary, before becoming his housewife. Talk about a come up.

The source adds that Melissa’s husband/Teresa’s younger brother is in real estate and that the Gorgas’ extravagant lifestyle will put the Giudices to shame. “Their house is actually twice the size as Joe and Teresa’s. It’s enormous! She has two live-in nannies and lives in a $4 million mansion on an exclusive lot in Montville. Teresa and Joe’s house looks like a garage compared to theirs.”

It’s likely that Danielle Staub’s nephew comment is what got this ball rolling. Something tells us this upcoming season will be good!

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The web has been abuzz since the Monday night airing of the reunion episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Ever since Danielle Staub uttered the words, “Do you acknowledge your nephew?” causing Teresa Giudice to lose all control and go ballistic on her co-star, the rumor mill has been busy as to what Danielle really meant with her ‘nephew’ statement.

The most popular rumor is that Danielle was referencing a love child of Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, with a girlfriend or better yet Teresa’s sister, with the other main rumor alleging that Teresa refused to acknowledge her nephew because he was multiracial.

Well we can now debunk these rumors, well at least most of it. Danielle was absolutely referencing Teresa’s nephew on the reunion show. Teresa’s brother, Giuseppe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga, welcomed a baby boy back in April. Melissa is Italian which debunks that other rumor. As for the rumor that Joe might have fathered a child with Teresa’s sister? False, as Teresa does not even have a sister.

We were able to get our hands of the above photo of Teresa and her extended family. To the far left is Teresa’s brother Giuseppe, and the lady standing to the direct left of Teresa is her sister-in-law Melissa.

Giuseppe and Melissa have been married for 6 years and have 3 children together, 2 boys and a girl. On the bottom left is their son, and standing between Teresa’s two daughters is their eldest child Antonia. In between the Gorgas is Teresa’s mom who is holding up Teresa’s nephew, born this past April. Teresa stated on her Bravo blog yesterday that she was in the hospital for the birth of her nephew.

What we are hearing is that there is allegedly some tension between Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa. This might be what Danielle was getting at with her comment. A source tells us Melissa recently shared, during the airing of Gia’s birthday episode, that Teresa did not invite her daughter Antonia to ride in the limo with the girls.

There are also other incidents which point to the fact that Teresa and Melissa might not the best of buds. It is likely what set Teresa off is the fact that there might have been some truth to Danielle’s comment based on the reported tension between she and her SIL. In addition to the fact that Danielle was digging into her family business. Plus judging from last season’s table flipping, we all know it doesn’t take much to unleash the animal in Teresa. However, this can put the rumors regarding Teresa’s extended family to rest.

As for that other pesky rumor involving Joe Giudice having a girlfriend and a love child, that is still hear say at the moment, as there has yet to be any solid evidence to support this. Could it be true? Sure, but at this point, it’s all rumors.

Teresa also appears on this week’s cover on InTouch magazine, which promises to shed some light on the cheating rumors. Once we get our hands on that information, we will bring you the details.

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The super-sized Real Housewives of New Jersey part 1 reunion episode aired last night. The good news? With the exception of some of our brain cells, the show ended with no casualties.

For some odd reason, I assumed the highly promoted “fight scene” between Teresa, Danielle and innocent bystander Andy, would occur in part 2 of the reunion set to air next week, but thanks to the ape-like animal instincts of Teresa Giudice, all the drama went down within the first 20 minutes of the show!

The reunion started out with host Andy Cohen greeting each of the ladies, while issuing them phony compliments, buttering them up for the madness that is about to ensue. Andy decides to ask the ladies about that other little Jersey show aka the Jersey Shore, and Teresa, who likes to request an occasional spanking on her bottom in public, immediately lets us know she does not approve. When asked why, Teresa reveals one of the female cast members jumped into bed with a guy on the show after barely knowing him.

All was going well until Teresa decided to take a dig at Danielle 2 minutes into the show. “I think Danielle could relate to them, right Danielle? Because after a week you met Steve, you slept with him in my Shore house, in front of your kids. That was okay, right, right?” Danielle calmly refers to Teresa as insane, and Teresa retorts by calling Danielle a pig. Jacqueline chimes in, stating that Danielle’s kids heard her having sex with her ex Steve on that faithful day. More on Danielle’s kids later, as we will discover their mother’s actions is taking a toll on them.

Andy decides to ask the ladies how their kids are dealing with the notoriety of the show. Danielle immediately lets us know her kids are doing amazingly well, you know, despite the fact that their prostitution whore of a mother is on national television acting loony, and released a sex tape just a few months ago.

Danielle is accused of not congratulating Jacqueline when she had her baby boy. So she congratulates Jacqueline, who fake accepts the congrats. Dina Manzo‘s name comes up, and the big topic of last year’s reunion show is brought up, which was the accusation by the other ladies that Danielle did something very awful to Dina. Dina has since come out this year, stating in a national magazine that Danielle offered unsolicited help to her ex-husband to try to have her daughter taken away from her. But what we didn’t know is that following the publication of Dina’s interview with Life&Style magazine, Danielle had her lawyers issue a gag order to Dina, forbidding her from discussing Danielle’s role in whole issue.

“We can’t talk about it. Can’t talk about it! End, done, next,” proclaims Caroline Manzo. Danielle doesn’t yield to Caroline’s command and continues to discuss the issue. “Do not speak of my sister! Did you hear what I said? Do not speak of my sister, she is not here!” screams Caroline.

And I have nothing against Caroline, but at this point I’m trying to figure out who died and made her authority over what can and cannot be discussed. Yes, I understand she wants to defend her sister, but that sister was a part of the show this season, and because she chose not to attend the reunion doesn’t make her exempt from discussion. Caroline came off as a major bully in this scene.

Some more words are exchanged amongst the ladies, and Teresa brings up the fact that Danielle failed to acknowledge Jacqueline’s son. “Do you acknowledge your nephew?” are the words uttered by Danielle, obviously meant to get a reaction out of Teresa. “Yes of course I did,” calmly replied Teresa before giving us a delayed reaction by going into an extreme rage! “Do not bring up my family!” screamed out a very angry Teresa. “You bitch, you f*cking bitch,you piece of sh*t, you motherf*cker,” were the words of Teresa, who I found out last night is actually college educated with a marketing degree.

Andy Cohen even got a powerful shove from the angry Teresa as he tried to hold her back from Danielle, who calmly walked off the stage. Okay, yes Danielle tried to push Teresa’s buttons but Teresa’s reaction was over the top, uncalled for, and pretty much a very unnecessary sequel to last season’s table flipping. Let’s assume Danielle’s accusation is untrue, why react like a lunatic? By now, we all realize what a trouble maker and sh*t stirrer Danielle is, why give her that reaction? It seems to me that Teresa’s over the top reaction as more to do with the other issues going on in her life at the moment.

We are back from commercial break and we see Caroline, who looks a bit mortified, attempting to calm down an enraged Teresa backstage. Danielle wonders out-loud why her life and past is fair game, but she’s not allowed to bring up their dirt, which is a sorta valid point. “It’s true, she didn’t even acknowledge her nephew,” says Danielle to her new posse.

Back on stage, Andy Cohen grows some balls, albeit very little balls according to the good folks at AbsurdtoSublime, when he tells Teresa she must keep her animal rage in check! Danielle is backstage relishing in her role as a victim, while being consoled by her ever changing posse. With a hug from her rumored lesbian superstar superhero girlfriend Lori Michaels, Danielle is ready to face her foes once again.

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