I'm so curious as to how many of our RT readers live in or around New Jersey and have attended these multiple Real Housewives of New Jersey meet-and-greets. I'm sure all of the franchises have them, but I only seem to hear about the ones happening around the Garden State. I'm not kidding, I'd love to have my picture made with any one of the ladies. I'd be so star struck that I wouldn't care that I don't care for all most of them.
If you were fortunate enough to be in Brunswick earlier this week, I hope you were able to catch Melissa and Poison Gorga as they posed with fans. What I wouldn't give to meet Poison. He's just such a caricature. He needs to start hawking something of his own (besides his wife), because I would totally buy whatever he is selling. The possibilities are endless! Wow, Lauren, digress much?
Last night the Manzo boys, Chris and Albie, kicked off their newest business venture: a restaurant called Little Town New Jersey.
The restaurant officially opens to the public today, but last night invited guests got to take a sneak peek ahead of the opening. We were among the invited, but none of us were able to attend fearing for our safety due to scheduling and logistics issues.
According to the invite: "Little Town NJ offers a diverse menu of unique regional Jersey classics inspired by local ingredients, emphasizing New Jersey farms and purveyors, as well as wineries and breweries. LTNJ will also feature various dining programs from farm-to-table pre-fix brunch buffet to “Sunday Gravy” which will serve Caroline Manzo’s famous meatballs and on weekends an on-site farmer’s market, where local farmers and suppliers can share their produce, which will also be featured in menu items."
As you know, I'll be sharing some Watch What Happens Live posts sporadically throughout the week, and for Monday's show, I was in full recap mode. For last night's episode, I tried to go less recap/more highlight reel to see which style our wonderful readers prefer. Please sound off with your opinions in the comments section!
Andy Cohen's guests last night were former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak Biermann and Tony award winner and writer Harvey Fierstein. The leading lady of Harvey's Broadway hit Kinky Boots is the bartender. Harvey thinks Kim's hair is real (um, does he need glasses?), clarifying, if she bought it, it's really hers. Fair enough. If I close my eyes and just listen to Harvey's voice, I can easily picture Big Ang from Mob Wives!
The drinking game alert is "boots" (said thirty times throughout the show!), and we learn that Kim keeps all her old pregnancy tests. Ew.
All Things Real Housewives reports that this season the subject of Albert's extramarital activities will be under scrutiny. “Women are coming forward revealing Albert cheats on Caroline,” a source reveals. “It has gotten to the point where it was unavoidable and had to be addressed on-camera.”
Not, of course, because we think Teresa is an amazingly kind individual who would never, ever plot to ruin her sister-in-law's reputation, but because the image conscious Mrs. Giudice has her own reputation to protect. Disputing rumors that she is out to undo all of their family therapy sessions, Teresa insists she has no ill-will towards Melissa and is happy the families are getting along!
"My brother and Melissa and I have been in a good place for a long time now," Teresatells RumorFix. I'm thinking Teresa's definition of 'long time' and mine are different, but she's probably on reality TV time! She continues, "I would never do anything to hurt my family, ever. I don’t give two craps about rumors about Melissa’s past, as long as she treats my brother and my parents well, we’re good!”
Johnny Karagiorgis claims he was savagely beaten by the three RHONJ cast members and filed charges against them for assault and terroristic threats. A judge agreed to these charges which are pending investigation. Today all parties again appeared in court where Jacqueline, Chris and Joe gave their testimony as to what happened.
Jacqueline told a the judge: Johnny was “asked not to attend” the Posche 2 grand opening, “but he showed up anyway with a bodyguard” and “came dressed in clothes like he was ready for a fight,” reports North Jersey.com.