Reality Roundup

Danielle Staub (Source: Jason Kempin / Getty Images)

By: Brent Osborne

Summer may be over, but the Real Housewives are just heating up!

The original Real Housewives of New Jersey villain Danielle Staub is making her return to Bravo this week. The prostitution-whore mother of two will sit down with Andy Cohen on an all new episode of Watch What Happens Live September 8th!

Danielle is prepared to clear the air on some of the rumors surrounding her and her family as well as share her opinions on her former co-stars.

Speaking of those co-stars it must have been a busy week for the New Jersey court system! Two separate cases involving stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have been postponed.

Earlier this year a brawl broke out at Kim D’s second Posche store opening involving members of the RHONJ cast. Details about the scuffle are all over the net, however having been at the event which was filmed for the show, we can’t comment.

Jacqueline Laurita, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga were all charged with assault following the brawl after a lawsuit was filed by Johnny Karagiorgis. The matter was due in court on September 5th. reports that the charges of assault and terroristic threats have been adjourned and will no longer go before a criminal court judge. Instead, the trial will be heard in municipal court on September 26th.

The case against Johnny, filed as a result of charges being pressed by Jacqueline, Chris, and Joe, will also be adjourned and held in municipal court.

The brawl will reportedly be shown on an upcoming episode of RHONJ.

Teresa and Joe Giudice were slated to stand trail in Newark, NJ on October 8th after being indicted last month on 39-counts of federal fraud and tax charges. However, the couple will now appear in court on February 24th, 2014 after lawyers for both sides petitioned for a continuance.

Teresa and Joe both plead not guilty to the charges against them. However, if convicted, Teresa and Joe could each face decades behind bars. Joe even faces being deported to Italy if he is found guilty of just one of the 39 counts in the indictment as it emerged last month that he is not a US citizen.

Joe is still set to stand trial in October for using his brother’s identification to get a new license while his own was suspended due to a DUI. He can face up to 10 years in prison for those charges, alone.

It is no secret that The Real Housewives have their fair share of financial trouble. This time around it is the former Real Housewives of Miami star Karent Sierra. As we reported a few months ago, two of Karent’s properties were being foreclosed upon by their lending agents. Unfortunately, this rumor became a sad reality after her 1,200 square foot property was ordered to auction by a judge. The home, which is co-owned by her mom, was appraised for a mere $137,089.

Florida Community Bank was also awarded a judgment against Karent in the amount of $1.05 million dollars for back interest, principal, and fees attached to the home. Yikes…

Filming for season six of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is currently underway and when the cameras start rolling, the drama always seems to intensify!

A fight involving a couple of supporting castmembers broke out on Thursday night, and according to TMZ, cast member Brandon DeShazerKenya Moore’s assistant, caught the worst of the RHOA brawl.

Witnesses told TMZ that Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks’ husband, “violently attacked” Brandon at an event being filmed for the show.

Apollo allegedly needed to be restrained by seven crewmembers before withdrawing.

The confrontation reportedly stems from Apollo’s anger and frustration after Brandon and Kenya allegedly went back on their promise to produce a workout video featuring Phaedra, and instead made their own, leaving Phaedra out of the mix.

Phaedra and Apollo have since gone on to produce their own series of workout DVDs entitled Phine Body.

Kandi Burruss’s hitmaker show, The Kandi Factory, is no more. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star confirmed the news on Twitter, stating that her spin-off show would not be coming back for another season.

The show  followed Kandi as she helped aspiring artists jumpstart their dreams of success in the music industry. Kandi is currently engaged to Todd Tucker. Could there be a wedding spin-off in her future?


One Atlanta Housewife who does have a wedding spin-off is Nene Leakes. Are you counting down the days until , I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding premieres? Well so am I! Catch the video promo for the show below!

The show hits Bravo on Tuesday, September 17.

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars Adrienne Maloof and Dr. Paul Nassif have finally put their divorce behind them.

“We recently reached an agreement on all outstanding issues related to our divorce settlement and all pending litigation,” they told People Magazine in a joint statement.

Adrienne and Paul are “happy to be moving forward with our lives in a positive way, not only individually, but as co-parents,” they say. “This is a new beginning for each of us.”

“Our first priority is our children’s well-being and happiness,” they add. “As their parents and advocates that is our goal. Our children are our most important treasures and need to be treated with the respect and privacy they deserve. … We appreciate the good wishes we continue to receive from our supporters around the world.” Adrienne and Paul filed for divorce in August 2012 after announcing their separation one month earlier. They reached an initial settlement in November 2012.

 This Roundup is winding down and so is the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as well as its ratings! The former ratings powerhouse took a hit with only 1.8 million viewers tuning in. Perhaps the season five reunion, which was filmed last week, will hike up the ratings.

The only guest a Real Housewife typically brings with her to a reunion taping is her hairdresser. However, for Teresa Giudice an extra guest pass was needed.

According to Wetpaint, Teresa brought her legal ace Henry Klingeman with her to the taping.

“Teresa wants to clear her name, but she’s extremely limited in what she can talk about,” a source told the site. “It’s very frustrating for her.”

 Rumor has it that Dr. Venus Nicolino, the psychologist who tried to help Teresa and Joe Gorga mend their relationship on the group retreat, also attended the taping.

 Tell us— Will you be watching the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion? What do you expect to happen? Leave a comment below and voice your opinion! Your email will never be sold or shared.

RHONJ Season 5 Ep 9 “On Thin Giud-Ice”

Will this ever happen again? Only time will tell. Photo credit:

Will this ever happen again? Only time will tell. Photo credit:

By Lesley Rousso and Tara Cushing

We pick up from last week right where we left off with Teresa and Joey talking to Dr. V. The two finally seem to come to a resolution. Meanwhile, downstairs as they discuss the previous day’s events, Caroline tells Melissa her behavior with Tre was “over the top”. Melissa clearly disagrees. Dr. V comes in and asks Melissa to come upstairs. Rosie, the perpetual cheeleader goes to high five Mel, Mel leaves her hanging.

Back downstairs, Caroline asks what the deal is with Dr. V and Kathy tells her she’s going to be taking them upstairs one by one to talk out their issues with Tre. Joey tells Tre that she needs to give Melissa a chance. Tre agrees, but in her commentary says that Melissa rejected her early on and that’s always in the back of her mind. Dr. V tells Melissa that Joe and Tre are actually having a good time getting to the bottom of things. Melissa sits down and they talk, going back and forth for some time. “Teresa doesn’t accept me,” says Melissa. “You tweet negative things about me”, Tre fires back. Basically the same conversation we’ve heard the past three seasons.

Melissa tells The LA Shrink that Tre said she would leave Joe for a richer man, and the rumors about stripping and cheating. Tre tries to explain her way out of all of it. After much prompting and Dr.V’s help Tre admits she has done things to hurt them. Joe let’s her off the hook, but it’s not as easy for Melissa. She finally agrees to meet Tre halfway and throw all the dirty water under the bridge. Tre then tells Melissa, and we quote “If something bothers you, nip it in the butt right away”. Teresaism number 5,657. Tre gets up and tells Melissa, “C’mere bitch, give me a hug.” Apparently, after all these seasons, “bitch” is still “better”. Dr.V tells Tre to go get Juicy because he’s the last piece of the puzzle. Juicy joins the group and adds his two cents in. It ends with a round of hugs. Cumbuya! We think Dr. V must be a magician.

While the Peace Summit is in progress, the rest of the cast decided to frolic outside in the snow. Rich asks the girls “Do you think if Dr.V wasn’t so attractive the two Joes would be listening to her all this time?” We all love his deep thoughts. Caroline makes snowballs, and Kathy wears what looks like a polar bear around her neck. Dr. V finally emerges from the dark side to tell everybody things are as good as they will get. She bids them farewell and like Mary Poppins she’s off to save somebody else. This does not sit well with Kathy as she assumed she would get to sit down and talk about her issues with Tre. Perhaps Kathy should have offered Dr. V and her Italian nether regions a cannoli.

The girls meet up at the table to tell Kathy and Caroline what happened. Melissa says it was a major breakthrough for her and Tre. Tre thanks Caroline for coming and trying to help. Kathy apologizes to Tre for what she said about her father, but that what Tre said was hurtful too and Tre returns the apology.

They boys and Rosie go ice fishing and Rosie hasn’t yet secured strong enough alcohol. Not sure why Rosie is always running off with the men. Some say it’s because she’s a lesbian, we think it’s because she’s Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, and the rest of the cast.

Back at the inn, the girls go in the kitchen to cook, because this is what, according to Teresa, Italians do. “Food is love” lord knows what kind of mess she and Juicy must make of their sheets. Melissa goes in the kitchen to drink, and drink, and try to get everyone else to drink. We’re pretty sure she drank for all of them. She’s also reluctant to cook. Apparently her makeup can’t take the heat in the kitchen.

By the time they sit down for dinner Melissa is wrecked, and a lesbian. She continuously hits on Rosie and slurs her speech. Juicy tells Caroline he thought Jac and Chris were coming, so he brought a bottle of wine they had made together one year. He asks Caroline to give it to them. Rich tells Juicy he should give it to them himself and try to make amends. Caroline tells the table how hard life is with Nick, that it’s a twenty-four seven job. Umm, parenting any child is a 24/7 job…unless you have to frequently leave town for Bravo cast filmings.

Back in New Jersey, Chris and Jac have a nice dinner out and Jac admits that she doesn’t want Tre back in her life. Chris admits he masturbated with socks when he was CJ’s age.

After dinner Rosie makes everyone play the trust/fall game. Rich catches Rosie and cops a feel proving you can take the pervert out of New Jersey but he will still be a pervert. Tre wants to catch Caroline, but Caro says only if Tre agrees to reach out to Jac to try to work things out.

Everyone heads upstairs and Juicy and his sherbet colored sweater sit down with Tre to talk. Juicy tells Tre that they must give Jac and Chris a pass. Tre disagrees and Juicy says he doesn’t want to hear it, to stop bringing up the past. Tre starts crying, saying that Jac really hurt her and she doesn’t know if she can forgive her. Juicy tells her to get over it and end the “BS”. Tre tells us that Joe is a smart man, “He always tells me ‘you do good, good comes to you, you do bad, bad comes to you”. The episode ends and Tre and Juicy head upstairs for another bath. (Interesting this all airs the day before the two are charged with 39 counts of fraud.)

Next week: Melissa continues her oddyssey in sexploration by meeting some swingers while drinking with Rosie, Caroline and Al battle some demons, Tre and Jac face off, and the Giudices will be watching it all with ankle bracelets on.