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Exclusive: Inside the 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Reunion

"It's like nothing you've ever seen before," Melissa tweeted of the affair.



It was around 7:45 PM, nine hours into the nearly 13-hour Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion shoot, that a peculiar sense of tension and unease settled into the room at the Borgata Hotel and Casino. Since the shoot began around 11 AM, screaming and all-out verbal war had been taking place. But now for some reason, there was a creepy buzz in the room ... one that you could feel in your gut and on your armhairs.

Yelling. There was so much of it. Tears flowed. Finger-pointing. Insults. Physical appearances, dress choices, literacy levels, parenting style, children's employment history and family members were mocked.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Photo

If you read any of the Tweets from the 'Wives or Andy Cohen this weekend (Sayeth Andy: "OMFG THIS REUNION IS EPIC!!!"), you got the sense that this particular taping was different. It's that way because all of the women had not been in the same room together since the major drama that will unfold in the season's final two episodes. Jacqueline Laurita opted out of last season's reunion -- which shot the day after the big incident -- and since then, none have had any contact with Teresa Giudice. That includes her brother Joe and his wife Melissa Gorga.

Without giving anything away, it's safe to say that this reunion is one for the ages. Jacqueline took to Twitter to tell her fans that she had to pop a Xanax in between takes because she was getting so riled up.
Rich Wakile, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga
It's not as though there weren't poignant or funny moments. Montages of the Manzo boys doing there thing or other RHONJ kids will melt your heart. There was a pretty frank discussion about Joe Giudice's phone call, and he sat by Teresa's side hand-in-hand openly fielding questions about it. And yes, Andy even did his trademark shoe contest, which we'll reveal closer to the actual reunion.

As for the aforementioned 7:45 turning point of the night -- that's when the husbands took the stage. (Kathy Wakile sent us the pic to the right of Rich Wakile, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga in the moments before coming on set) Anyone who watches the show could predict that Joe Gorga and Joe Giudice would likely butt heads. It's just kind of what they do. Well, they did. It wasn't pretty, but as you've seen in the past on Jersey, even when there's massive blowouts that cause major rifts, the old adage of "family is the most important thing" tends to sway things back to a better place. Here's hoping that can happen.

To quote Melissa's Twitter once again, because it perfectly sums up this impending reunion: "It's like nothing you've ever seen before."

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Hot for Teacher!
Have you seen Pietro Boselli yet? Nope? Well check him out below because you are missing out. The 26-year-old Italian native is headline news this week because who knew math teachers could be so buff? He's currently getting his PhD in Engineering at University College London and he's, obviously, got abs to die for. Oh, yeah, he's also a model, naturally. And, until last June, he had been a teaching assistant and lecturer at the school. We imagine attendance was pretty high for those lectures.

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Martha Roasts Bieber
Martha Stewart is famous for roasting things like lamb or chicken, but this week Justin Bieber got roasted by the lifestyle guru. She was one of the many, many, many celebs who appeared on his Comedy Central Roast. But who knew she could throw down like this: "When I did my stretch, all the hood rats on my cell block wanted to break off a piece of Martha Stewart's ass. So I decided some bitch needed to get got. I walked into the chow hall, picked out the biggest bull dyke and I stuck her. From then on, prison was easier than making blueberry scones. And Shaq, I hope your mom still doesn't hold a grudge." With verbal barbs like that, she could definitely appear on a Housewives reunion.

Taylor Swift (Maybe) Found Love
Taylor and EDM star Calvin Harris are now reportedly a thing—and not in the musical department. After supposedly meeting at the Brit Awards back in February, they have since been spotted together... allegedly holding hands at a Kenny Chesney concert. Which could mean they are dating (or they just needed to support each other around Nashville where fans snapped photos of them together). Either way, we're hoping Tay-Tay finally finds her prince. And if they end up fizzling out—hey, at least she'll have fodder for new songs!

Kanye and Kris Are BFFs
You know how some guys don't get along with their mother-in-laws? Well, that can't be said of Kanye West who was (luckily) photographed traveling with Kris Jenner. The twosome was taking a first class train ride from Paris to London. And, we guess, they got sleepy and decided to take a little nap together. It's actually pretty adorable!

Madame Tussauds Supports Heartbroken 1D Fans
This isn't an April Fools Day prank. Since Zayn Malik confirmed his exit from One Direction last week, Madame Tussauds in London has decided to enlist a "tissue attendant" to be on call for distraught fans who are still pretty bummed. And while the real-life lineup might be Zayn less, the wax one will still include him. "We will absolutely not be removing Zayn from our One Direction lineup," Madame Tussauds marketing manager Matt Clarkson said in a statement. "We will continue to play their music non-stop in their dedicated setting, and the Tissue Attendant will be on hand when needed." Phew!