Caroline reveals she was planning to leave the show when the spinoff offer came in and she answered an emphatic "No" when asked if she missed her RHONJ castmates. "I knew it was something that I had in mind for a while," she shares with Fashion & Style. "I knew that I have given the show all I could. You know, when you have no more to give its time to go. I made this decision and I'm at peace with it, and I'm cool. I'm happy. I don't miss it."
Former employee Lanise Jackson accused the brothers of making racial slurs towards her and other employees, along with failing to pay her accrued over-time. Even worse the former employee claims the establishment is disgusting and filthy. Ouch.
Now Albert is speaking out in defense of not only his conduct but his restaurant. The Manzo'd With Children star accuses Lanise of being a “lazy, subpar employee” just looking for a payday. He dismisses her accusations as “without merit.” Um… not exactly the tactful way to handle things Al, but whatever.
The two recently got engaged and Lauren is suddenly ready to be a Mrs. That wouldn't have anything to do with the Manzo fam finally being offered that spinoff they've been campaigning for, would it? Not. At. All.
With Manzo'd With Children filming now, planning a wedding and all the drama that comes with it is the perfect segue to attract viewers. But Lauren insists her reason for saying Yes to Vito's proposal (the two have been rumored to be secretly engaged for years, BTW), was that she finally embraced the idea of change. Ok, then.
Just in time for the holidays, Albert Manzo is getting a lawsuit in his stocking. Oopsie!
A waitress claims that Al and his brother Tommy Manzo (you know… Dina's hubby!) stiffed her of overtime pay plus called her and other co-workers "Spic bitches" along with other "racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets."
Lanise Jackson filed a suit against the former Real Housewives of New Jersey stars and Brownstone manager Robert Manger. Her lawsuit states she was employed there from October 2011 to April 2012 and then again from September to November 2013 when she was "constructively terminated as she could no longer endure the racial, sexual, ethnic and country of origin epithets hurled at her hourly."
Whatever the case we're happy for the Manzo'd With Children stars! And you know what this means… a TV WEDDING! <swoon> True Fact: I love a wedding. Even a made for TV one.
Except the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star is now playing coy about whether or not her wedding will actually be televised. Girl, yeah right! On the idea of getting married on TV Laurentells Radar Online, “There’s always that possibility, and I won’t say it’s out of the question."
The Manzo family is currently filming their spinoff Manzo'd With Children, so we're willing to be the cameras caught every minute of the big proposal.
Lauren reportedly got engaged back in May of 2012. After we posted the exclusive story, she first confirmed it (even showing off an engagement ring) and then retracted it and said it was completely untrue. It was believed that Bravo asked her to keep it quiet since the proposal was reportedly filmed for an episode of RHONJ, but that never saw the light of day.
Chris Manzo and his brotherAlbie are expanding their business once again. The Manzo boys' partnership with restaurateurs Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr of Funbars.com must be doing well with Little Town New Jersey because they are set to work with them on a new venture: the Victory Sports Bar and Club.
Chris and Albie's new bar will be a "Vegas style" sports bar at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, according to Us Weekly. The Victory bar is set to open in just a few weeks and then in April they plan to open a rooftop space, "Victory Terrace", which will have views of the city and table service. It's no bikini car wash, but it sounds like a winner.