All I have to say is that I am APPALLED at all involved who made a mockery of this event and childhood cancer. This is NOT the place for all this drama. I take this VERY seriously as these are the very babies that I work day in and day out for and I could NOT be more upset over this whole situation. I made it VERY, VERY clear to EVERYONE (even my own family) that me AND my husband were TOTALLY and COMPLETELY against this event being filmed, knowing how Danielle works NOTHING good could have come out of this. This was NOT the arena for drama.
Danielle was MORE than welcome at the Brownstone – that was clear. We cannot control the guests that come to the events thrown at the Brownstone NOR would we ever prevent funds being raised for a sick child. Maybe you should have let the people know you where bringing an entourage of loud mouth trouble makers and the family would have asked you to stay home. This was NOT ABOUT YOU DANIELLE THIS WAS ABOUT A SICK CHILD.
Please except my sincere apology that any of this was not taken as seriously as it should have been and Danielle chose to consider her selfish agenda over common sense and compassion for sick children. SHAME ON YOU.
I'm also so sorry for the North East Ridge Runners organization who held this event for this child and were so insanely disrespected by Danielle and her crew. They were CLEARLY upset that Danielle and her entourage were even there, never mind the scene that they caused. These people do wonderful work and should NOT have been treated or spoken to like that by Danielle's THUGS. This situation was my breaking point. Watch What Happens.
Dina- THANK YOU!!!I couldn't have said it better myself! I am so disgusted by Danielle's behavior and I am glad you spoke up because what she did was horrific! And I am so glad that I don't have to deal with her in my home environment, she's crazy and I feel for you and your family. Give Grandma Wrinkles and Ladybug some love from me. Don't let the stress get you down. Your words were poignant and true. You have a great head on your shoulders and you are a beautiful, smart woman (and pretty awesome mom and Godmother too!):)
Best Regards, Catherine
Dina I love you and you and your husband did not deserves this - i know the parents of the beautiful child knows that yall had her best interest at heart - so sorry Danielle had to ruin everything - but what goes around comes around. You are truly a beautiful and honest woman
Dina, Give it up. You try to be righteous, but you can't have it both ways. Either get off the reality show or entertain us.
Dina you are all class. I LOVE your family. You are all very lucky to have each other. But I'm sure you already know that.
Great blog....leave it to a Manzo to put things in perspective and try to "right" the wrong done by Danielle. Loving Dina!
Dina, I have been waiting to see how long this peaceful time in your life lasts.. With Danielle I see you coming to the end of your fuse, and you are a better woman then me because I would have let it out long ago.. So I give you props on that. I really miss seing Lexie, I hope all is well with her. I really enjoy watching you and your family. I love seeing close loving families. The drama is abit much but with Danielle in the picture I understand how drama is ALWAYS there. God Bless You and your Family!!
You're my hero! Danielle can learn some things from you. You are a very classy and beautiful woman.
I hope my post doesn't get ignored again....Dina, you are perfectly correct, Danielle is a sociopath. Shame on her, shame on Kim G and the brainless derelicts she brought with her to the event. Tonights episode clearly shows what went on and who said what. Regardless of how Danielle may try to spin this it is evident that she, Kim G and Danny dimwit were talking about making trouble before they even arrived at the Brownstone. They cannot deny what is on film for all to see, and what was seen is shameful. You and your family have behaved in an admirable manner although they did not deserve how well they were treated. God bless the Manzo family.
Bravo!!! You called it just how it happened. There are times when reality isn't very positive, so please don't listen to the negative comments. I think you and your family and staff handled the Brownstone situation with class and professionalism. What a shocking experience, especially watching as everyone was dragged into the selfish, self-centered, bizarre behavior of Danielle. I hope the baby had tons of money donated for her treatment. This bordered on tragic.
Dina you are so awesome! clearly the most congenial one here, and not afraid to speak up when pushed. I respect you much more this season and hope that you are finding some happiness through the unbelivable tran-ielle drama... come on, doesnt anyone else think she has manly features??? keep doing what your doing dina!
Dina, PLEASE don't feel that YOU need to apologize for Danielles behavior. We ALL know that she'll never do it,but the responsibility shouldn't fall on you. You do wonderful things for children/families dealing with cancer & I know you are proud of it; as are all your fans. What I witnessed tonight was one of the most despicable things I've ever seen on TV. Like you, I try to keep an open mind & have done so in regards to Danielle; but no more. Eventually, she'll have to pay the piper. xoxo
You are so right. I wished that bravo would have listened. There were a lot of sickened viewers tonight. All said the same could not believe the classless (I refuse to write her name)would do this to that little girls charity event. It was too much absolutely deplorable behavior for any sane adult. We all know the truth. Sanity is not in the classless one vocabulary.
Couldn't agree more, Dina! I'm baffled as to why this maniac is even associated with you ladies to begin with.
I am on your side about the whole issue with Danielle at this fundraiser, however you say you tried to be nice to her yet it seems you never tried to do anything. You labeled a woman for her past! She wanted a normal life so she changed her name and obviously tried turning her life around. THIS IS A GOOD THING. She just wanted friends and its clear she needs some, however you all as friends would clearly suck, because you jumped ship before it even sailed. I think you should have given her a chance but instead you all made things worse. You let the poison that Caroline, Teresa, and Jackie spew! I understand they each have there own issues with her but seriously you should think things through more
Dina, I totally agree with you and think Danielle's behavior was despicable. I love seeing you on the show you are beautiful inside and out.
You're right - under the circumstances, it shouldn't have been taped. Which in itself is unfortunate because without the D drama, it could have been a way to help raise funds.
And btw - I can't imagine anyone thinking ill of the Brownstone. People know. Don't worry about that.
Last week I saw the father of the sick child ask Danielle to get involved in the event. I clearly saw there would be trouble.I couldn't believe they would ask her to attend, so it seems they were asking for drama and have more of a problem than a sick child!
No worries Manzos/Owners of Brownstone, your reputation is more than in tact after this drama made by Danielle. You guys showed lots of class by still trying to treat her like any other person there. Good job.
Let just say that your apology is well accepted for everybody who I know that wacth the show...
But you are not the one who should be apologizing, of course you do it, cause you have class but Danielle is a big trouble person and everywhere she goes, it would only be drama.
The little girl has my support and donation. I am so sorry that this happened to that little girls family and to your family as well.
Sad but not a surprise coming from "that" housewife. She chose not to be one of the guests, just like everyone else. She made this all about her, and her escort Kim G. and the gang were just as despicable. I was appalled also by the comment and behavior and the "reaching" done my Kim G. She is just as responsible for the direct mess that evening. I hope some lessons were learned after this show. I really do, I hope Kim G. has seen the light.
Please poster, please support this innocent young girl and others like her. This drama should never have come to light when it comes to this young, innocent cancer victims!
Seriously why do u ladies continue to do a show with Danielle? Jacqueline is right! It seemsto be that danielle always thinks of herself as a victim; not lookingat herself in the mirror. Claiming she is attending an event for a good cause then what is the purpose of bringing an intimadating entourage that were there for all the wrong reasons! Actions are stronger than words & she (Danielle) needs to take a look in the mirror!
I concur with Dina. Danielle blew things out of proportion. When Chris said "you're in for a surprise", he did not mean it towards Danielle. She exaggerated it, saying he said it maliciously or "a BIG surprise". Far from the truth. Danielle possesses delusional thinking and displays selfish, self-centered behavior. Her actions demonstrates "it is ALL about me" and the "world revolves around me". To think that people are always so concerned about her is very conceited. She has problems. Feld Dina and her family portray "CLASS"!! Why waste your time and energy on trash, like ........!
It's great to see you finally defending yourself and family. Stay positive and classy. As for Danielle tonite her true evil came right out. I think everyone has number.
Dina - I hope that all of the Manzo, Laurita and Giudice families understand that America can see things very clearly for what they are without any explanation!! and you should all remember that any negative comments you get in support of Danielle are most definitely from wackos like her, so just brush them off and know that the majority GET IT!! There is only one person on that show that needs drastic change!!
No member of the Manzo family need apologize for Danielle's tasteless behavior. Grandma Wrinkles has more couth than her!
BRAVO to you and your family dealing the best they could in such a horrible situation that Drama Danielle put you all in. She's as crazy as they come.... Just sayin !!
Dina, You have nothing to apologize for, this was all Danielle and as usual others are aplogizing for her behavior and she tries to play being the victim. Appalling indeed!
Dina, this is righteous indignation! You have every reason to be upset over this. This is your husband's place of business, something which he obviously has worked very hard at making successful. You don't succeed in a business like that by routinely pissing people off and being unprofessional and discourteous. Clearly this is a concept that is far beyond Danielle's (or an ex-con's) mental grasp. Is this from a lack of experience in the real and honorable world of employment and paychecks? I thought the staff at the Brownstone was moving as quickly as possible to accomodate this group of riff raff despite their rude and abusive behavior. People saw the truth last night, and it wasn't Danielle helping a baby. If she doesn't want to be called garbage, she should stop acting so trashy!
Kudos to you Dina! I am also appalled by Danielle's behavior. Baby Emanuela, & her family will remain in my prayers. Also, thank you for listing reputable organizations for viewers to donate to. I can't believe Danielle would actually think that people would contact HER regarding donations, after she has shown no concern for this family at all.
Well said Dina!! I cannot believe this when on for a charity event for this little girl. Daniel is a very sick woman and I feel sorry for anyone that gets involved with her.
::::claps hands:::: WELL SAID!! I do not think anyone would have been mean to Danielle had she not come in LOOKING to pick a fight with her "entourage". You are very right, that was a night for a little girl who is battling for her life and Danielle turned it into a sick circus.
you are a good woman....
LOVE LOVE LOVE THE MANZO FAMILY.
don't worry we all know her agenda and that you're truely sorry for something your family did not caused.
Last night episode was very hard to watch. I found it very upsetting that the television executives think this it entertainment. I agree 100% with you. I just can't believe this how real people would act at a benefit. I don't know if this was because cameras were on them but any how it was purely disgusting. I don't know how Danielle got onto the show but she it absolutely no where in the same class as you and your family are. I honestly just enjoy watching the interactions with your families especially Teresa's the Danielle stuff can be be eliminated it is getting too uncomfortable to watch.