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Caroline Manzo's 10 Most Memorable Moments

From the Ham Game to her biting wit, the RHONJ star made her mark over 5 seasons.

Caroline Manzo has proven to be one of the boldest Housewives stars in years—not many have been able to match her biting wit or scathing put downs. She's also showed her softer side: who can forget the touching moment when she struggled with empty nest syndrome? So with the news of her departure from Real Housewives of New Jersey, we're taking a look back at some of her memorable scenes. "Whirlwind of stupid," anyone?

Number 10: The Ham Game
In Season 1, we were introduced to the rowdy Manzo brood. In fact, some of the best Manzo Moments from throughout the years have come from the interactions with her husband Al and their three children, especially when her kids started horsing around with pork products.

Number 9: Caroline Calls Danielle a Clown
Caroline's confrontation with Danielle Staub at the reunion was heartbreaking—"What you did was disgraceful," Caroline said through tears—but their sit-down at the Brownstone was also epic. The ladies agreed to meet to discuss Ashlee's transgression (she pulled out some of Danielle's weave). While Caroline recognized that her niece shouldn't have done that, she did provide us with this magical moment: "You're a clown."

Danielle tried to retort with metaphor, telling Caroline, "You say this, sitting there with red hair?" But she wasn't as nasty as Caroline, who fired back with the very literal barb, "When I called you garbage, I meant that you were garbage."

Number 8: Caroline and Dina's Rift
The bond between Caroline and her sister Dina Manzo had officially broken after Season 3, when Caroline revealed that Teresa had been making false claims to her sister. Caroline let out her true feelings in one easy statement: "You are full of s---."

Number 7: Caroline's Empty Nest
When her beloved boys, Albie and Chris, finally moved to Hoboken, Caroline suffered from a major bout of Empty Nest Syndrome. Her poor husband Al couldn't handle it!

Number 6: Caroline's as Italian as...Olive Garden?
When Teresa's Fabulicious cookbook came out, she made a few digs that really irked Caroline. So what ticked off Caroline the most? Teresa claiming that Caroline is "as Italian as the Olive Garden."

Number 5: Caroline and the "Whirlwind of Stupid"
Caroline certainly has a way with words. So if the phrase "Whirlwind of Stupid" is ingrained in your head forever, you'll know who to blame.

Number 4: Caroline Educates Teresa
Another reunion gem comes from Teresa's accusations that the Manzo kids never worked. When Caroline responds, she lets it out straight: "Look at my face 'cus I'm gonna educate ya!" Teresa responds by criticizing her physical appearance: "Blubber, blubber, blubber!"

Number 3: The Manzos and Moo Shu the Pig
When Caroline's sister Fran came to visit, she brought her bevy of barnyard animals too. The Manzo home turned into more of a menagerie than a mansion—and it also introduced fans to the season's unlikeliest breakout star: Moo Shu the Pig!

Number 2: Caroline Kicks Kim Out
While the scandal over the Christmas Cookie Incident was major, Caroline's brawl with Kim G. at the holiday party was monumental. Caroline even went as far to kick Kim out of the house, even though it belonged to someone else!

Number 1: Meet Caroline Manzo
There would be no Magical Manzo Moments without a proper introduction. And on a recent Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen took the Manzo family on a trip through Housewives history. Thanks for memories, Caroline!

What are your favorite Caroline Manzo moments through the years? Tell us in the comments.

What Ever Happened to Sheree Whitfield's Party Planner?

Anthony Shorter helped spawn a catchphrase—and went on to record a pop single!

Looking back at our shows, we often wonder about the people who've left. Where did they go when their moment in the Bravo spotlight was over? What are they up to now? Each week, we'll be looking into the lives of one of these familiar faces. Today, it's party planner Anthon Shorter from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

It will go down in history as perhaps the best Real Housewives series catchphrase ever: "Who gon' check me, Boo?" Former RHOA star Sheree Whitfield shot back that amazing line during the show's second season in 2009 after combative party planner Anthony Shorter provoked her with his own threat: "You better be careful who you're talking to before you get checked," he warned.

An epic and expletive-filled argument ensued, but neither Sheree nor Anthony was willing to back down after their meeting to discuss plans for her divorce party went sour. Anthony even criticized her mother during his tirade! "There are no words to express how I was feeling," Sheree wrote in her BravoTV blog at the time. "I was in total shock and in complete disbelief that a so-called professional person can be so rude, tacky, unprofessional, unethical, violent, and incompetent."

She wasn't the only one: Fans of the show and online commenters went wild attacking Anthony following his outburst, and after the episoide aired, Andy Cohen talked to both Sheree and the event planner on Watch What Happens Live. Anthony refused to apologize to Sheree (although he did make a mea culpa to her poor mother). He later defended his actions again to, insisting that he considered himself to be "a professional with a long standing resume" and that "unless you have work with Sheree or had any dealings with her you wouldn’t understand, where I am coming from."

A year later, Anthony was in the spotlight again—and remained unapologetic. He announced plans to launch his own reality show titled Anthony The Party Planner and said he'd shot a pilot that he was shopping to networks. "Everything that was shown on The Real Housewives about me was accurate. I am headstrong and I have a take no mess attitude," he told Radar Online. "I look at [myself on the show] as a character. So my show will pick up with the same character and following event planning from inception to implementation."

But no one bit. Anthony then released a music single called "Party Planner." "It's a lot like [Kim Zolciak's] 'Tardy For The Party,'" he told Radar. "It's a hype song."

Four years later, Anthony—whose LinkedIn profile says he's been the president of Big Dawg Media group for the last 12 years—attempted to drum up some fresh hype for his vocal talents. In August 2014, he posted a video of himself on YouTube singing a capella. "I'm at the condo in the A, chilling with my homeboy and we got into a debate, a back and forth about my iTunes song and I told him I had over 100,000 downloads from iTunes for … the 'Party Planner' song," Anthony explains in the clip titled "Clowning in the ATL."

"Dude kept saying, 'Yo, man, that's not you singing. That's not you singing.' And I'm like, 'Yo, man, that's me singing,' Anthony continued. "So ... I decided that I would do a quick little snippet from my favorite movie of all time, Sparkle—the original and ... let you guys be the judge. Hit me with your feedback and let a brother know if a brother really can sing or if I need to look for other career options."

In January 2015, Anthony posted another clip of himself singing on YouTube, this time choosing a cover of Veronika Bozeman's "What Is Love" from Fox's Empire.

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