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After such a much-needed Real Housewives of New Jersey comeback, I figured that Melissa Gorga would be spilling the tea during her Watch What Happens Live appearance. Unfortunately, that was all superseded by the Real Housewives Awards. I don’t know why this was all squeezed into one episode, but it was.

Don’t get me wrong, Dorinda Medley was there the whole time, so there were some hilarious moments and special appearances, but it just felt like it should have been two separate shows to me.

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Recap: Shady Beach

They’re back and bronzer than ever! The Real Housewives Of New Jersey started season eight with new housewife  Margaret Josephs and the resurrected career of Danielle Staub ready to mix things up with the nuttiest broads the Garden State has to offer: Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, and Dolores Catania. (Pause here to observe a quick moment of silence for Jacqueline Laurita, who is likely still watching last night’s premiere in a loop on her bedroom TV while she drinks BLK Water and screams into her pillow.)

We start the premiere super-sized episode on a sad note for Teresa and Joe Gorga, who lost their mom this past year after she contracted pneumonia. Teresa cries that her mom was a fighter, but caring and loving too. She would want her family to be strong after her passing, which is what Teresa plans to be as she handles her four daughters, Audriana, Milania, Gabriella, and Gia, solo while Joe Giudice is serving his prison sentence. Or away at “camp,” as the ruse goes.

 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Television personality Teresa Giudice visits

Say what you want about Teresa Giudice, but the woman definitely knows how to survive and she usually does it all with a smile on her face while keeping her (very public) problems to herself. Throughout the years Teresa has been all about her relationship with Joe Giudice, sticking by him and has insisted that she would never divorce him… until now.

Teresa isn’t saying that she is going to leave the man who she has called “Juicy Joe,” but now she is actually open to the possibility. Will it actually happen? I guess we’ll have to watch and see, but both of Teresa’s parents told the Real Housewives of New Jersey star that they would be on board with the idea if that’s what she decided to do.

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YES! Only one more sleep until The Real Housewives Of New Jersey are back and ready to brawl on Bravo. Melissa Gorga, Danielle Staub, and newcomer Margaret Josephs stopped by The Jenny McCarthy Show on SiriuxXM Stars this week to dish on the season to come – and to throw some serous shade at Siggy Flicker. Melissa also revealed that we’ll be seeing a more “real” Teresa Giudice this year as she navigates home life without Joe Giudice, and finally admits how pissed off she really is at him. Hint: It ain’t looking good for these two felons lovebirds.

Melissa, Danielle, and Margaret may not agree on everything this season – except that they think Siggy is kind of a mess. Margaret shares, “I don’t think we have a villain, but we have the insane. I don’t like to throw shade, but I do have to say that Siggy acts a little crazy – over the top. You know, she walks in a restaurant screaming, she cries very easily, her emotions run high. So that doesn’t really gel with me. I’m a little sarcastic, call it like it is, don’t cry at the drop of a hat.”

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY -- Season:8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Margaret Josephs, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Siggy Flicker -- (Photo by: Rodolfo Martinez/Bravo)

Even though Real Housewives of New Jersey doesn’t return until October 4, the taglines are finally here!

Unfortunately, Danielle Staub did not receive full time status so the fandom isn’t blessed with a tagline from the returning cast member.   Aside from the blatant absence of tagline from Danielle, the rest serve as a preview of what to expect from the rest of the ladies this season.

TOWACO, NJ - JANUARY 13: RHONJ Teresa Giudice Poses For A Portrait At Her Home on January 13, 2017 in Towaco, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey is poised to return October 4, so we know what that means…press tours for Teresa Giudice! In a recent interview, Teresa touches on the themes that have run her life for the past several years: fraud, prison, and hustling for money.

While Joe Giudice serves his sentence in New Jersey’s Fort Dix Correctional Institution, Teresa is back home trying to earn a buck to support their four daughters. Bravo paychecks, ghost written memoirs, and paid promotional appearances are keeping the family afloat for now – but how long will it last? According to Teresa, it better last a while, because she doesn’t want to depend on Joe for anything ever again!

 

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Even though Kathy Wakile isn’t a Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member anymore, she is still trying to parlay her reality TV fame into opening an Italian restaurant in New Jersey. If that sounds familiar, it’s because she’s not the only New Jersey Housewife who has done this recently. With that said, it will be interesting to see how Kathy’s PizzaLove restaurant will do in comparison to the one that her two cousins Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga opened with Melissa Gorga.

Kathy’s restaurant is not open at a full-scale yet, but PizzaLove is having its soft opening to test out the menu and bring in some customers for the future. I wonder if it will serve up those cannolis that Kathy started serving while she was still on the show.

Teresa Giudice Book Signing

Despite a questionable grasp on both the English language and sanity, Teresa Giudice is a published author 6 times over. Gag me with a Fabulicious spaghetti noodle. After publishing 4 cookbooks, Teresa went to prison and got into the genre of writing memoirs about her life. But, living a crazy life is definitely one thing Teresa is qualified to espouse about!

To promote her newest memoir, Standing Strong, which will be released in October, the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star announced that she’ll be doing a series of book signings with fans who want an in-person glimpse of the ever-resilient Mrs. Giudice