Even though it's my job to blog on reality shows, and while I love every housewives franchise for different reasons, I have a hard time following the rumors swirling around the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New Jersey…mainly because it's exhausting. One minute Jacqueline Laurita is bowing out, the next minute most of the cast is being replaced by people who will actually film with Teresa Giudice. Add in the off-again-on-again family relationships and friendships, and my head is spinning!
However, this new gossip is beyond awesome. Two words: Lil' Kim. I'll get back to that later, but it's hilariously amazing. According to sources in the Garden State, all of the women will be returning for another round. Yes, that means we'll all be getting our fill of Jacq, Teresa, Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo, and Kathy Wakile. Not only will all of the ladies be back for more, we'll be treated to some additional familiar faces as well as some newcomers. Count on some Kims, that's for sure!
I hope that all of our RT readers had a wonderful, stress-free, family-filled Christmas that was devoid of drama…or at the very least, I hope you got some really delicious grub. Of course, what would the holidays be without craziness and chaos? I guess that's what the housewives are for, right?
The Real Housewives of Miami may see their whirlwind season coming to an end, but they certainly aren't going anywhere in the tabloid world. First up, Marysol Patton is talking about all things season three. Sadly, her friend Alexia Echevarria is not having a great holiday. She's been faced with her youngest son's horrible car accident, and now she and her husband are being investigated by the IRS. The only good news for Alexia is that her oldest son Peter will escaping jail time for assaulting a homeless man earlier in the year. Wow and wow. Merry Christmas to him!
As I'm sure you've heard Melissa Gorga is heading into the writing game. I mean she's done so well with writing her own songs, why not branch out into like real authoring with a book? The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is currently working on a self-help/advice book about having a healthy and happy marriage.
Well our source tells us this is a complete joke, because Melissa's marriage to Poison Gorga isn't so happy at all!
"This is another fake, sick, and sad attempt to 'out do' her sister in law. Melissa and Joe have created this whole 'perfect marriage' image so they can cash in on it," our source shares. "They are so desperate to earn a dollar they will do anything. Melissa and Joe love money. They are obsessed with it. "
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It seems the only requirement for getting a book deal these days is semi-relevance on a reality TV show. Clearly I took the wrong approach… Anyway, with almost every lady onReal Housewives of New Jersey scoring a book we thought we'd give the readers a chance to weigh in on whose literary fete is the most interesting!
First up, Caroline Manzo's book Let Me Tell You Something… hits stores in March and Caroline is providing fans with a sneak peak of all her Christmastime advice.
In a chapter titled "There's No Such Thing As The Perfect Christmas," she talks about dealing with holiday stress and discusses how she's handled it herself. It sounds just like Caroline. Whomever is ghost writing this sucker is good.
Melissa Gorga has finally "arrived"! It's a Real Housewife rite of passage to record a song and land a book deal. Melissa already tackled the music world (and was quite the overachiever by Housewife standards and recorded more than one) and now she's officially an author!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Tweeted a few days ago, teasing that she had HUGE news to rub in Teresa Giudice's face share soon. We aren't always the patient type, but we finally received the press release announcing her new book, "LOVE, ITALIAN STYLE: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage".
Mrs. Poison explains the whys and whats of her new tome: “I can’t tell you how many times Joe and I are approached by fans asking how they can have a marriage like ours." Adding, “A great marriage doesn’t just happen. It’s a job. I work on my marriage every single day. In LOVE, ITALIAN STYLE, I’ll share the story of my life with Joe, the secrets of how I keep it sexy and real, and how pleasing my husband informs and influences every other aspect of my life. I’ll give readers practical strategies on how to strengthen their marriage, amp up the passion, and the secrets that make my marriage as sexy and hot as it is warm and loving.”
The book is set for release next Fall, just in time for your Xmas wish list. I wonder if it'll bring some competition between Melissa and Caroline Manzo, who is also releasing a new book in March.
TELL US – WILL YOU BUY MELISSA'S BOOK? DO YOU THINK HER CAST MATES ARE JEALOUS?