This weekend is a busy one for Bravolebrities! So many events going on – like Lauren Manzo's engagement party!
Lauren Manzo and Vito Scalia gathered their friends and family at the Brownstone to celebrate their engagement tonight! A few of the photos from the evening made their way to Instagram via Jacqueline Laurita and others and it looks like it was a good night – and a drama-free night! So rare for a Bravo event, right?
Among those in attendance to celebrate the upcoming marriage (which may be filmed for their spinoff show): Melissa and Joe Gorga, Jacs and Chris Laurita, Kathy and Rich Wakile and of course the proud parents – Caroline and Albert Manzo. Caroline was even caught on camera dancing with her future son-in-law's father. Since the show finished filming its first season already, I wonder if it was filmed for possible use in a second season?
It doesn't look like Dina or Teresa scored an invite…..
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."