The seating arrangement at Real Housewives reunion shows is a pretty big deal. Of course, host Andy Cohen is in the middle, but the couch the women get assigned to sit on say a lot. Usually it shows who’s on which side and the women with the most to say sit on either side of Andy.
The women next to Andy are usually cast members with the seniority or just the women who have most drama of the season. With that said, looking at the seating chart for the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, does not make sense for a lot of reasons.
Danielle made that very clear when she threw shade (and even some direct insults) at Jacqueline, Caroline, and Kim on Watch What Happens Live last night. Believe it or not, she just kept it old school with her beef and there was not one Dolores Catania dig the entire episode. She’s probably saving those up for the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion taping.
She’s managed to behave herself for long enough – now it’s time for Teresa Giudice to start breaking sh*t in restaurants again! This week on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Tre goes bananas when she hears Kim DePaola is spreading rumors about her rumored side piece. But her real issue is with Dolores Catania, who she claims didn’t defend her against the three-headed snake that is Kim D. While Siggy Flicker and Melissa Gorga come to a better place after a “healing” exercise about cake -(yesss! please let this be the frigging cake’s final gasp!) – Danielle Staub silently plans her next move against Dolores. As for Margaret Josephs? Well, she just continues to be kind of awesome.
We begin at Siggy’shellish retreat, where she’s mimicking Margaret in a far inferior sketch than Marge just pulled off. No one is impressed. Furthermore, no one understands how this lame game is supposed to bring them closer together. Essentially, it’s like we’ve all died and gone to corporate retreat team building hell. But anyway, here we are. At least Siggy and Margaret get over the exercise fairly quickly, returning amicably to their spot on the wall of shame. But not so fast for Siggy! Get back in the ring, woman!
This week in her blog entry, The Real Housewives of New Jersey newcomer Margaret Josephs gives us a look at her family’s ups and downs. She also weighs in on the ridiculous over-the-top behavior of Siggy Flicker, most specifically her trying to make the cake drama seem equal to Margaret’s family heartache. Same, right? #sarcasm
She starts off her blog talking about her complicated relationship with Margaret Sr. “Family is sometimes hard work, and it’s definitely always a work in progress. Life’s journey doesn’t come with a road map, and there are pitfalls at every turn that no one can plan for.”
Anyone who had one too many awkward conversations with relatives on Thanksgiving needs to take a cue from the Gorga family and just get away from it all. Melissa Gorga, her husband Joe Gorga, their three kids, and Joe’s father Giacinto Gorga all spent the holiday together at a resort in Mexico. That sounds like the ideal Thanksgiving to me: no cooking, no cleaning, no nonsense.
They lounged in the sun, coordinated outfits, fished on a boat, and it looks like they had a way more relaxing Thanksgiving than I’ve ever had in my whole life. Thanksgiving on the beach definitely seems like the ideal way to celebrate the holiday.
Check out the photos of Melissa, Joe, and the rest of the family, enjoying their vacation in Mexico. And just in case anyone was wondering where Melissa’s vacation outfits are from- rest assured, there are a lot of tags and shout outs for Melissa’s store Envy, which is shocking to no one.
This season of Real Housewives of New Jersey has brought Dolores Catania and Teresa Giudice’sfriendship into question over and over again. After decades of friendship, these two have questioned each other’s loyalty in almost every episode. I mean, come on, Dolores’s tag line is “Look loyalty up in the dictionary and you’ll find my face.” Clearly it’s a focal point of the season- or at least Dolores’ story line.
That’s why it’s a little surprising to see the two of them hanging out and having a blast these days. Well, it’s really not that shocking since these two do go way back and they did get together to support a great charity, so it really does make sense. Plus, anyone who follows these two on social media in between episodes can see that they really are cool these days and that the drama on the show was filmed many months ago.