(Screenshot recap will be up later tonight)
Well it’s official. Danielle Staub will not be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey for Season 3. Surprise! Are you shocked? Neither was I. Bravo isn’t very good at keeping secrets. But I haven’t been able to find any information on why exactly she was fired. As of now, Bravotv.com hasn’t offered any kind of explanation. I assume maybe their sponsors and advertisers weren’t comfortable with her sex tape / Columbian drug lord / coke whoring drama. But that’s just speculation at this point.
Life & Style quoted “an insider” who said:
Danielle’s finding out she was fired “came as a complete shock, and she thought she was definitely going to return to the successful Bravo series”
Danielle is making vague little comments here and there in blogs and to the press about spin off’s and new projects, but I highly doubt she will be getting her own reality show. No one wants to watch her talk about her lesbian sexual experiences with her under age daughters, or hire body guards to get a Panini, or get scanned by her energist (still wondering what that even means). I’ll tell you the truth, with Danielle’s boring blogs that didn’t address the show and her stupid tweets that never say anything except “thank you” to people who send compliments, I lost interest in her. She really served no purpose this season other than to provide a topic of conversation as well as a punching bag for Team Manzo. I hope for her sake she gets own show, but I won’t watch it.
The New York Post is reporting that Teresa’s future on the show may also be in question:
Don’t expect Teresa Giudice to return for Season 3 of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” according to a friend of hers. Giudice struck a bad deal with Bravo over royalties from her best-selling cookbook, “Skinny Italian.” The bankrupt babe is the only housewife in the franchise to give the network 10 percent of royalties from her book sales. In exchange, Bravo said it would make up the difference by promoting her book on the show. She filmed several scenes with the book, cooking and testing recipes — but the footage never aired.
Does it surprise anyone that Teresa is the one housewife getting taken advantage of in her contract? This is why education is important people. If the only words in your contract that you are capable of comprehending are “the”, “and”, “it”,”to”, and “for”, smart people are going to take advantage of you. I find it incredibly funny that Bravo said they would make up for it by promoting her book on the show, but instead outed her for not making her own pizza dough even though there is a recipe for it in the book, and highlighted a dinner where a bunch of not-so-skinny people sat around a table commenting on how Italian food really isn’t fattening at all. But as much as I can’t stand Teresa, I want her to come back. The sweet karma of her sister-in-law being on the show just won’t be as rewarding if we don’t get to witness it torture Teresa. Personally, I don’t think she’ll leave the show regardless of what she threatens. Teresa doesn’t seem like the kind of person who is going to step down and let someone else take “her” spot light. She’s gonna fight (and scream and push people) for that shit.
The entire New Jersey series has pretty much been based around Danielle drama from the very beginning. It’s going to be like a whole new show without her. I am excited about the addition of Melissa Gorga. But I think there needs to be some serious role reversal next season. I still think they should add Kim G. Kim and Melissa can bond over their hatred of Teresa, and you know Jacqueline will be friends with anyone so the three of them could be the new “top dogs” of the show. Caroline can be demoted to Teresa’s former status of “hanger on” and Teresa can end up where Danielle was. The outsider with a criminal history. THAT would be my ideal Season 3. One can only hope.
What do you guys think? Will Teresa really walk away?
Btw -this has nothing to do with anything- but Trading Spouses is on tv right now (I like to have background noise) and the “new wife” is explaining what Judaism and the Tora is to the new family. They are shocked: “You mean it’s not The King James Bible??”
It’s 2010. People like this still exist?
A poster who goes by the name of “Jersey” posted this in the comments section of the last blog. So I’m adding it to the new blog in case anyone missed it. Some inside info on some behind the scenes stuff:
Last night I had my viewing party for part 2 of Reunion with the gossipgirls of Bergen County and as a newly obessed fan I did my duty by pumping the girls for info from our town about these craaaazies! Although the reunion might have been a bit of a snooze fest my party wasn’t and neither was the info I found out!
Posche: This store is possibly going out of business soon – another victim of the economy
Danielle: Apparently Danielle had an affair with a man while she was still married. The wife found out about the affair and she was the one who had Danielle investigated and that’s how our town of Wayne found out about her past. Also, Bravo absolutely knew about her past because they do background checks on all the women. Danielle went around town telling people that she knew all of this was going to come out. Lastly, Danielle is apparently a chameleon (i don’t think i spelled that correctly). She becomes the nationality/religion of whoever her BFF is at the time. A few years ago she was BFF with a Jewish woman and magically she was Jewish . And this piece comes from the mother of a girl that went to DePaul Catholic with her daughter: Catholic schools hold mass for the students on Wednesdays. Her daughter does not participate in the weekly mass because she has no records of Baptism, Communion, etc – so much for her “devout” catholicism message.
Dina: Dina was the first one approached to do the show because apparently she had been on another show documenting her over the top wedding to Tommy (who apparently is well known for years as being a womanizer). Dina hand picked Jac, Teresa and Caroline and wanted another one of her friends to be on the show but, Bravo wanted someone that wasn’t associated with Dina – hence Danielle. Dina was very upset with Jacqueline for suggesting Danielle and the fireworks started before they ever starting taping.
Once the feud really started heating up Danielle be-friended Dina’s ex-sister-in-law and making up lies about Dina to have her daughter taken away. The sister-in-law put Danielle in touch with Dina’s ex-husband and she told him a bunch of lies too and even gave him the name of an attorney to use to sue Dina for custody. Apparently there are emails between the ex-husband and Danielle to back this up.
Okay, I feel a little dirty for spreading these rumors so I’m off to take a shower