... OK that's a bold-faced lie. But, Diablo Cody did write about them. And that's close enough for us.

Jun 23, 2009 - The Dish0

Looks like The Real Housewives of New Jersey have made quite an impression on the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno, Diablo Cody. She devoted her entire monthly column in Entertainment Weekly to the ladies this month. And you can read it HERE.

Oh, did I mention Part I of the reunion is tonight! I'm pretty sure no tables were flipped, but then again, they don't tell me everything.

44 comments
MaryMartha
MaryMartha

I really enjoyed the NJ Housewives and I would love, love love to see a second season.

Caroline, Teresa, Dina, and Jacqueline had problems in their lives that I could relate to. It was normal stuff like dealing with our kids growing up, trying to balance a family with a job, infertility, and helping our kids to have happy childhoods. I think that it was really cool that they were willing to share that. Danielle didn't seem to have regular problems because, well, she doesn't seem to have a clear perspective on reality.

Genny
Genny

LOVED the whole entire season. Yes there was bitchiness, pettiness and drama, but I didn't see much insincerity. They were who they were with no apologies - or they were who they wanted people to see them as.

These women made for fun TV.

The dynamics between the 4 who "got along" (for the most part) were great. Sure they're not ending global warming or solving philosophical problems but let's face it, discussions near that nature don't make for light & entertaining TV.

The Danielle drama was, again, interesting to watch unfold. It's just unfortunate that there had to be so many people hurt in the process.

As for the people with all the negative comments about these women- of course they don't represent ALL of NJ, or ALL mothers/"housewives"/women. But when was the last time you followed yourself around with a camera and recorded the things you go through. I'd be willing to bet you'd find things that were inane, offensive, misspoken, rude, ridiculous, or otherwise not you at your best. Let the person without any slip-ups cast the first stone. Relax, enjoy, and have fun. Or turn off the TV.

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What about "The Real Housewives of Massachusetts?" "Providence?" lol

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I love Caroline!!!!! She represents a woman with strength and good family morals. She doesn't take shit from people and she is not going to let psycho Danielle (pathetic and a victim role player) put the bullshit on her. Caroline basically called it about Danielle, "if it walks like a duck, then it must be duck". Caroline is a good role model for women because she is tough, classy, strong and a straight-shooter. I love her and Dina!!! She is da-bomb and I wish I had a friend or family member like here. KEEP IT REAL CAROLINE, WE ALL LOVE YOU OUT HERE IN THE BAY AREA IN CALIFORNIA.

Nat

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To Caroline..... What you spit out in the sky will come back to you. Who are you not to forgive... especially when someones says they are wrong. You should come out of your rich life and learn a few things about real people correction you need to know who god is.

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I happen to think that the NJ Housewives was the best of all the shows. They were real, not fake like the others, all they were was wanabes because they have money. They all pretend to be friends and then talk about each other. Money doesn't buy you class!!!! I loved all the ladies from NJ except for Danielle, I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her....The Jersey girls said it like it was, no bulls**t, and I respect that more. They're all about family and sticking together, being Italian myself that's the way I grew up. I Hope they have another season.

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I've been watching Bravo Televsion for a while now and I think that the housewives of NJ rock!!!! They are a lot better and down to earth compared to the other housewives. Caroline is the best she definitely has her life together. Great job Bravo keep this housewives special on!!!

Tammie

Jeannie
Jeannie

Danielle-Go Girl! I though you did the right thing by putting all the girls on the spot at the dinner and confronting them. There is nothing worse then be talked behind your back in your community. You are the only one who has enough chutzpah to take them on and make them look silly.

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what the hell? what did Daniele do to Dina after the show ended? Caroline looked really hurt.

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Hey Bravo, please consider doing a show on the real housewives of Las Vegas. Now talk about entertainment...woohoo. Get some of the casino owner's wives on their and i'm sure there's plenty of strippers...hey why not include Sandra Murphy?? That would be a show...Please consider Las Vegas!

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I love the Real Housewives of New Jersey - I would love another season. They are the only genuine group of housewives (minus Danielle). The only ladies I will be referring to are Caroline, Dina, Jaclyn, and Teresa - the only ones that mattered. Here they don't pretend they like each other and hang out all the time. Here you don't find out in the reunion show or through tabloids all their dirty laundry. No, these ladies (as un-classy as it may be) own up to their faults and showcase them on the show. They don't hide anything from the viewers. What you see is the truth. Their fights, their love, their boobies, and their table flips were all straight from their hearts at that exact time. I applaud their honesty. Though they may have lost fans, or friends, they remained true to their natural character. Again, all of this is minus Danielle.

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Best show yet. I would love know what Danielle did but I have some ideas. I am familiar with people like Danielle (personality disorder-wise). She is obviously the disfunctional one. Rock on Dina, Jacqueline, Teresa and Caroline!!!!!! Thanks for a great show!!!

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Danielle lives an upscale lifestyle. What is her income source ?

romeycaprice
romeycaprice

I love this show! It brings me back to my life in S.I.; very close to N.J. I love Caroline, too! She is so real. No mystery about how she feels about anyone. Refreshing. There is one thing that left me wanting more: What the heck did Danielle do to make Caroline so heated?? We have to know?? Without the information, all your fans will try to guess; Did she try to put out a contract on Dina? Did she blab to Dina's husband? Did she make a move on Dina's husband?

I think Danielle is a viper. She should not be trusted by these women and they are absolutely within their rights to investigate her. I would, if I was in their position. Dump Danielle. She is not up to the par of the other ladies on your "Housewives" programs.

Danielle tells her daughters all about her previous life?? Is she crazy?? Her girls need her to be a MOM, not a friend with a sordid past.

Rose from Chicago
Rose from Chicago

I loved the series, hope it's back next season. Danielle disgusts me as a mother. She is damaging her daughters by sharing inappropirate personal parts of her adult life. I have enormous respect for Caroline and Jacqueline. Theresa is facinating to watch and Dina is a real beauty. I hope we get to know what Jacqueline did to ignite Caroline's fuse so intensely. As Caroline would say, BRING IT ON.

NOLA
NOLA

Spot-on Chicub. I agree 100% with you!

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Hell no Danielle is so cool to call them out on the book...if they could tell the whole town about this stupid book why can't she bring it out on the dinner table...same difference... Caroline is some crazy lady that likes friends as puppets...and Danielle is no one's puppet and that's why Caroline don't like her...I want to know why Dina think's she's cute she look's like Larvern from Laver and Shirley...she need's learn how to defend herself and tell her big sister to shut her trap...we are not in high school ladies... As for Jaqueline...I'm so happy for her and I wish her all the best...I really do hope you and Danielle are start chilling out agan...you are her only friend and she really need's you...Who cares if the past is true or false what matters is now and Danielle seem's cool to me...Danielle forget about those two childish ladies...I don't think you should forgive them I think you should stay far away from them as possible... Hey one last question for Andy how come you didn't ask Dina about her past and how she was a stripper too and bring out her past... That would have been an amazing topic...I know that's what Caroline was talking about...they didn't bring it up because the truth would have come out... Andy we need a reunion three based on Dine's past and drill her for the truth... Come on Andy!!! As for Theresa get a life, all you are is a follower...I have noting more to say...

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I think daniella did everything the book say she did, if look close she smooth, cumming, and slick, her past just caught up with her. she enjoyed every minute, of her past she just got costed. friend in her home town give her up like caroline said. like she can throw stones, she said her father-in-law has mafia connection. she didnt want to talk about that. whatever the secret is caroline wouldn`t say daniella she did it and she`s lying about she don`t know. see how she was dancing just like s slut, by that you can tell she`s been around. one thing she tried to hard to be friends to fast. she wanted to much to be back in that high class life again. so she tried to push her way in. phone sex said it all. rotten to the core.

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This group of housewives are sooo trashy but think they are so classy! The exception is Jacqueline who has the inner strength to stand up to bullies and gossips. Caroline is no matriarch! She is a gossip that tried to cause trouble and it ended up coming back to haunt her. Tables are being flipped over and all hell is breaking loose and what is Caroline the matriarch doing? Sitting there and laughing like a school girl-- not trying to diffuse the situation. Then she has the guts to tell Jacqueline how her behavior will hurt Carolines parents! The biggest drama queen in the bunch is Caroline. She talks so tough but all she does is gossip, giggle at inappropriate times and cry over reasons she will allude to but not explain!! Dina-- you aren't as pretty as you think you are and Theresa ought to be teaching her daughters how to be of help to those who are less fortunate.Danielle,many wonderful people that do alot of good for the world live in homes with linoleum floors.I had some compassion for you until you made that remark. Are you really that shallow? To me, this group doesn't hold a candle to the New York Housewives!

nyc viewer
nyc viewer

this is the best of the housewives shows !!!! By far we need another season and we needed it before any of the other ones please !!!! look at the ratings !!!! we loved it

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I feel the comment by "chicub" couldn't have said it better. I say BRAVO to Caroline. She seems to have the gift of seeing through people as well as I can.

ViewerJanis Barnett
ViewerJanis Barnett

I like the show very much.Enjoyed the ladies. Hope to see them in future. What happened at end of show, what did Daniell do I can only guess. Thank you Hope to see you again

gette
gette

Jacqueline, you remind me that there are still people with heart and class out there. I am on your side 100%. I was disgusted with both danielle and dina for different reasons and behaviors, you both could have been more classy. Theresa I think your as special as Jacqueline and do have a refreshing reminder that its ok to have that genuine "always in love" relationship that you do with joe, your a wonderful mom and woman as is jaqueline. Caroline..im still figuring you out.

Trenaya (Cincinnati,Ohio)
Trenaya (Cincinnati,Ohio)

First i would like to say these women are classy and so real! If there isnt a second season then i will be pissed. They remind me so much of the housewives of altanta they are just italian! Dina honey im from Ohio and we do have as much drama and class but its all good you are one of my favorites! Congrats to Jacqueline on the baby n Teresa much luck n the girls are adorable. Caroline I nso wish i had you for a mother i love how you push your kids to strive for more!

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What did Danielle try to do to Dina that Caroline would not expose? Anyone know?

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Bravo - we do not need another season of the Housewives of New Jersey this was enough. There are other cities upon which you can find women with a level of class - Washington DC, Chicago, Miami.

The Housewives of Atlanta have nothing on these women who sometimes appear to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal. The only housewives that I wish you could put with another group is Jacqueline. She is truly a woman of courage and honesty. I loudly applaud her husband for supporting his wife and Danielle.

Instead of reading my summer trashy novels this tooks its place, but as I do with my summer novels and the end of summer I throw them away. Throw this group away (except Jacqueline) and never, never, never do family members or relatives again.

Please restore my faith in Bravo TV and The Real Housewives series.

sharon
sharon

Jacquline is the only one in the group that is the kindess...Daniell believe or not has a past, but not any different than Carolines whole family and the mafia, thing, how do they like been judged, arent they Catholic, Italians, if so where is there forgiveness?They come on as such "biotches' really ladies, take a clue from Daniell, and Jacquline, and act like a lady....Theresa, has all a person could want and she act just like a raving maniac. when things dont go here way...can we say spoiled....They all have such wonderful, lives, and sometimes , understanding and what is behind a person, is what one should look at, if they are good Catholic Italians..right ladies..Daniell isnt perfect, but NEITHER Are THEY....wake up ladies, dont judge, cause you will be judged that same way someday....

Legal Empress
Legal Empress

I think all of the women have their own unique personality, some you care for and some you don't. I do not mean to judge but Danielle does appear to be an attention seeking "Drama Queen" who thinks everything is all about her. I think it is good to confront people when you feel that they have wronged you but there is a time and a place for everything. The dinner table was not the place to air dirty laundry, that was so inappropriate.

How old is Teresa and Jacqueline? They give me hope that a woman over 35 can still have a baby.

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The NJ Housewives are the worst....nothing but drama queens...get over yourself already!!!

crazylady
crazylady

Where do I start. I do not feel sorry for Danielle at all. All of the snide comment's that she made about Dina were just to much. She had every intention of starting something at the dinner. For her to let her kid's see that was just too much for my taste. When Danielle made the comment about "All the fake people will be found out" came back to bite her in the butt. She was definately out to split the family for her own selfish reason's. I love Caroline, she's just like my mom. I to will not set back and let someone try to run over my family. Can't wait for part 2 tonight.

Griffin
Griffin

I love to watch the Housewives. All of them! However, I feel somewhat sorry for Danielle. Here you have this family, who obviously has no sympathy for this hurting, damaged woman. Sometimes hurt people, hurt! I think we're going to find out eventually how devious and coniving Dina and Caroline are! I love that Caroline is this fierce family person and think that's great. I think they (Dina and Caroline) also keep people out of their circle that they can bend.

Alexander Palm Beach
Alexander Palm Beach

Jacqueline is the most amazing woman I have ever scene on reality TV, almost like a modern day NJ version of Jackie O . Your sister inlaws should be thanking god on there knees for sending there brother an angel of a wife and mother.

Regarding Jacqueline's beautiful Daughter, If your daugter only knew,, how beyond''' lucky" and blessed she is to have a mother like you and number 2 your beauty...

Caroline and Dina need to back off ... Its not Jacquelines job to clean up your petty, childish behavoir even if she is friends with someone you dont get along with. If it was a serious fight to the death , Its clear that Jacqueline would protect Dina and Caroline and the rest of the family til the end. But truth is Dina/Caroline immaturly dug up someones serious past and made a joke out of it which in turn back fired on them. SO then that want to cry "I just want to know who you are" Please spare me Boss lady. If you wanted to know all that why do you smile a joke about her past to people. Be a good "Boss Lady" Call a private meating and ask and interigate her in private. You both seem heartless, While knowing she is a mother just like you.

Its clear that your sister Dina's and your own childish behavior is what started all this in the first place. Own up to it. Im still of fan of Dina & Caroline and love them.I just dont agree with this topic.

Regarding the book..

Danielle has everyright to call you out on throwing her personal life all over town like highschool teenagers. You never gave her the time of day to hear her out,so she brought it to dinner where she knew you all would be forced to listen and hear her out. Its so easy to talk behind someones back , However Dina got so nervous when confronted. If you wernt guilty , why would you be so nervous?

She has children and shes a loving mother just as you all are. The past is the past.

Teresa aka Fabulosity, Stay out of it all, Be that kind innocent girl you really are. Be classy not trashy. Your way to beautiful and full of joy to exspress anger just becuase everone else is. I dont think Daneille ment to yell at you like that , She was just under alot of pressure /anxiety while being attacked in front of her own children. All because two of your friends could not fess up and apologise to keep the peace at your dinner party (As classy ladies would do). Your Gorgeous ! Your husband and children (so cute!!!) are gorgeous. Stay CLASSY, glamorous and gorgeous.

Regarding the Gay joke , Not all gay people take it seriously,so tell Joe "forgetaboutit". The gays still love him anyway. So what a tough italian guy cracks a joke and thinks a dancer is gay.Who cares...

Dina= Your a great mother , Your beautiful,Funny, Try to stay beautiful inside and out.Your daughter is adorable. Its ok to crack jokes about people , just be careful and dont over do it. How would you like it if you had a book and someone showed people in town.Knowing your daughter may find out or see something in your past , you didnt want her to see. Spread love and peace and you will get that in return and your anxiety will disappear.

Caroline=You are so much like my mother,,, You are amazing and beautiful as well. You are a great mother to your kids and an amazing wife to your husband you deserve a reward (truely). I have an older brother who is protective like you,So I understand. Take a step back and let Dina handle her buisness as a grown woman should. You should guide just as much as you protect. Spread peace and love and you will get that in return.

Danille=You are gorgeous!! Two kids and you still have the body of a runway model!Amazing!! This is life not heaven you dont have to be perfect. So dont worry about what people think. Just do your best , be the best mother and friend you can be.In life there are those who gossip and there are those who are gossiped about ( you were a model you know this already (come on!!). Just live your life and dont let stupid comments get to you. Shake it off girlfriend!! Back to buisness priority #1 your Adorable children there opinion is the only one that matters. There are people in this world with way more problems than words written in a book about them. You have your health,beauty,Kids and friends and to top it off a beautiful home... Um Hello!!

To all the housewives,may god bless all your children,May he also bless all of you. May he help you to learn and grow from this brief moment, to be in better spirit,mind,body and soul. xoxo from Palm Beach FL.

PS. I almost forgot... Sorry Teresa!! Kisses! Kisses!! Muah!

The world now knows Teresa likes to flip tables if she dosent get her kisses.. lol

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I think Caroline is using defending her family as an excuse to harm Danielle. What she did (showing the book publicly) was shameful and if anyone did that to her or one of her own she would destroy them. Shame on you Caroline. Imagine what its like to be alone, no family and have been betrayed by everyone around you. All Danielle wanted was your friendship and you attacked her. Go spend your husband's money and spoil your kids somemore and leave Danielle alone.

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Anyone who likes these women are just as shallow as they are.... Except Jacqueline she is the only true person on the show...The NJ Housewives are the worst.. They need to get lives for real

Suzy
Suzy

I'm the owner of an upscale salon in a conservative community and the topic of conversation amongst the staff and clients is always HNJ. Everyone LOVES the show! Great job Jersey Girls!

Bianca from San Diego
Bianca from San Diego

I was so excited for the reunion last night and it did not let me down. Love all the ladies except Ms.I'm a victim drama queen Danielle. I think Caroline is amazing and wish we had more people like her. Family is EVERYTHING! I cannot wait for tomorrow to see the second half of the reunion. I do have to commend Teresa for (despite losing her cool and tipping over the table)keeping it real and not letting someone ruin her event. Bravo definitely has a loyal viewer here!

Jen
Jen

I'm from Jersey as well. Not too far from the ladies. I just want to say I love all of the women except Danielle because she is such a drama queen. I thought it was not called for her to bring out the "book" at the dinner. And her reasoning was that she need clarification, come on now, she needed the drama and the attention. She needs to Grow up..Tell her to come to Paterson NJ and she will shown not be to a drama queen!!!

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Viewer

I know that some may find this show wildly entertaining but frankly it's turned into nothing less than trash tv. I do love the Housewives series but if the other shows turn their seasons into a rag magazine type of show then I'm outta here for good. There's nothing wrong with a little bantering but this New Jersey show stepped way over the bounds and while it may be good for ratings it just ruins too many innocent lives and I refuse to watch that crap any longer.

maureen leibovitz
maureen leibovitz

The question I have Dina, Caroline why in hell after 25yrs would you want to hurt Danielle. I think you bringing forward this book was cruel. Whatever I think of Danielle is not the point, its that she is a mother also. How could you!! Your all good mothers. Like another blogger said why bother with girlfriends Teresa your hubby was speaking badly of the gay community.Shame on him. I know of young boys that have hung themsleves over the pain.

viewer
viewer

Reunion show was so boring,I hope Danielle stand up to that MOB(hint,hint) on part 2 of the reunion.Bravo pleeeeeeeeese don't ever do another set of housewives who already had their click and then an outsider, I was fed up of seeing Danielle being ganged up on.I didn't care for a lot of stuff Danielle did but couldn't help rooting for her, when she was constantly the outsider.Caroline how does it feel to be talked about,Karma baby.

Wendy Taylor
Wendy Taylor

Loved the reunion last night. Caroline you are a class act! It is nice to see a family who really works at loving each other. I also enjoyed seeing woman put their families first instead of their career You go girls! I am half Italian and I love seeing how the women respect their husbands and the men treat their wives like princesses!I also have a daughter who I dressed just like Theresa dresses her girls and I'm glad to see I am not the only one who loves and adores her daughter. I have taken much heat from family and friends on how I have spoiled my children, but they have turned out to be very giving. Theresa you are a great Mom as all the other Moms.

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i want to know what Caroline is reffering to when she tell Danielle "you know what you did and i will never forget you for it"!!! Caroline is really crying but says she will not say what it is because Jacqueline asked her not to.

Pat Rain
Pat Rain

Jacqueline is the only sane, decent and classy woman of the New Jersey housewives. Dena thinks her behaviour is better than that of Danielle when she, a married woman, is hiring this young man to break the law and do whatever she asks of him. What a self serving hypocrite. "I am so mortified, mortified at her giggling," referring to Danielle's behaviour after the table flip by Teresa. She needs to pay more attention to the brat she calls daughter. I also do not see why Dena thinks she is so beautiful. I think her husband might be a Mafia gangster who does not want to be in the public view.