Reality Roundup

Dina Manzo (left) with Teresa Giudice (right). [Source: Getty Images]

One Real Housewives rumor has become quite the reality. Former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Dina Manzo is in fact returning to the hit series next season.

“Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag,” Dina tweeted. “Yes I’m back, Unlike the past this time it felt ‘right’ … See you on Bravo my friends.”

Dina, one of the original RHONJ cast members, left the show during season two after a feud with her then co-star Danielle Staub.  Dina’s return follows the news that her estranged sister, Caroline Manzo, will not be returning for Season 6.

The changes coming to The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast do not stop there. Producers will be adding three new housewives to the mix next season, a source told InTouch.

“They have added three new women — twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano and their friend, Amber Marchese.”

“The show got really dark,” the insider explained. “They needed to bring in new faces to get back to some of the lighter drama that everyone loves from the Real Housewives franchise.”

There is no official word from the remaining cast members Teresa GiudiceJacqueline LauritaMelissa Gorga or Kathy Wakile regarding their roles next season; however, rumor has it that Jacqueline’s future on the show is highly in question. When we saw Melissa last week she was tight lipped regarding Season 6.

Since her departure from the series, Dina has hosted her own show on HGTV, Dina’s Party. She also separated from her husband Tommy of seven years.

Uncle Sam wants The Real Housewives of Atlanta super-star NeNe Leakes and her husband Gregg to pay up! Reports claim the newly-weds owe the state of California and Georgia a combined $158,000+ in back taxes.

NeNe must have been too busy planning her million dollar wedding that she forgot to pay her taxes! Hip Hop Daily Press reports the state of California has slammed the reality star with a $25,212 tax lien on her and her pizza franchise, Famous Famiglia. The site also claims that Gregg owes both state and federal taxes to the state of Georgia totaling over $130,000!

Perhaps NeNe can use one of her Bravo pay-checks to free her from this debt. According to OK! magazine, NeNe signed a $1 million contract plus bonuses for starring on Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Business is booming for The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney.  She and her husband, Eddie Judge, are planning on expanding C.U.T. Fitness, the gym the couple own together.

“Where would you like to see our next @cutfitoc open? San Clemente -Costa Mesa-Huntington Beach- Dana Point-etc.?” the blonde bombshell asked on Twitter.

The newlywed business mavens recently featured their nuptials on their Real Housewives spin-off titled Tamra’s OC Wedding.

In a recent interview, RHOC veteran Vicki Gunvalson is blaming the hit reality show for destroying her family.

“I think that my family would still be together. There’s some really great things that have come from the show, but one of the downsides was that it broke up my family, and that’s tough to take,” she told Digital Spy.  “I think the show had a lot to do with me getting divorced. I think it was too much pressure on a weak marriage. I wonder where Donn and I would be now if we didn’t do the show. But we elected to do the show together as a family. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us.”

Despite all the heartbreak, Vicki does not plan on leaving the show. “I’m not a quitter,” she says. “and I feel like the viewers still want to see me. My story’s not over. I try to bring some good to the show, as best as I can, to inspire single women.”

Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently filming; however, rumor has it both Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino are not involved.

Every week I will rummage through the Bravo vault to find vintage photos from the past or revisit a classic moment from one of our favorite shows! Last week, I uncovered a classic photo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita. In this week’s Roundup Throwback, we will revisit one of the most infamous moments in Real Housewives history.

The season one finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was one for the history books. It was the table-flip seen ‘round the world!  Teresa Giudice seethed with anger at a dinner party after former costar Danielle Staub picked a fight. Finally reaching her boiling point, Teresa flipped over the dinner table and propelled a plethora of insults, calling Danielle a “prostitution whore”.

 Besides making “prostitution whore” an instant catchphrase, the table-flip scene quickly made Teresa a reality superstar.  This scene made the show’s season one finale an epic disaster and set the bar high for the seasons to come.

Catch a glimpse of the monumentis scene below.

Tell us— What is the most memorable Real Housewives moment?  Leave a comment below and voice your opinion! Your email will never be sold or shared. By leaving a comment on this post, you will be eligible to win our November Wrapadoo giveaway!

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About HousewifeGuy

Brent Osborne has always been loud, a little brash and unapologetically truthful. Prior to joining TBB, Brent founded and authored the successful Real Housewives blog, and the column of the same name. Brent’s industry experience is extensive and includes interviewing former Real Housewives of New York City star, Jill Zarin. Inspired by his former teachers, Brent is currently pursuing a career in Childhood Education with hopes of becoming a High School Guidance Counselor. With coffee running through his veins, Brent works numerous jobs and attends school full-time. Brent’s mantra is “Love what you do and work with others who do the same.” He’s grateful to his supportive family and friends for cheering on all of his endeavors!

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  2. Rumor has it both Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino are not involved next season!!! Oh say it isn’t so. I love Gretchen. She would be missed dearly.

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