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.
Danielle is clearly someone who has experienced a great deal of trauma in her life. She feels that all of you are out to get her. She can not undersatnd that you don't want anything to do with her. It is sad that you all have to continue to talk about her to keep the ratings up. It is very easy to ignor people like Danielle if you really want to. Caroline keeps telling you all to not deal with Danielle but you all refuse. It is clear that you all need Danielle as much as she needs all of you. TV is too funny and so are all of you. I love this stupid mind less stuff. Movies are boring and what would we all do without the Housewives of New Jersey. Keep up the crazy noise.
Dina you are great! I love your positive attitude! But when you said,"My Husband" to whom are refering to... Everyone in Flanklin Lakes know that you present husband is living in a different house and dating somebody else.
I just wanted to know why Danielle felt she needed a body guard when you two met. There are cameras following her to the meeting and it is being viewed by a large audience. What did she think you were going to do to her. Plueezzee, give me a break. This is either done for ratings or she is really coocoo. I thought for a moment that Kim "G" was getting smart and trying to stay away from Danielle but that wasn't the case. She does need to get away from her soon because that friendship is going to end up going down the drain also. How can anybody with any sense want to be bullied and pushed around by Danielle? You are such a beautiful, classy yound lady and I am so happy you want to make her understand that you want nothing to do with Danielle. You girls are the greatest. I think the show would be great with all that is going on without ANY Danielle drams. Hopefully she is the housewife that is leaving the show. God bless and good luck.
I have always wondered what you privately thought about doing show. You are a genuinely kind, thoughtful woman that I would love to call my friend. And....I think you are even prettier with your hair straightened. I'm just saying..
I'm so tired of this show always picking on Danielle. When you damage and cross someone the way the Manzo's have done to Danielle, what do you expect? This show is sooo tired: plot = Manzo's against Danielle. Soo boring. Danielle deserves her own show that showcases her true colors without the threatening shadow of the Manzos which are toxic.
You lost a little of your class tonite, thought you were the one to take the high-road. You should have just left Danielle alone, she needs help - I truly thought you were the one to show compassion. If you can't say something nice better to say nothing at all.
Dina, You and your family are a class act. It comes through loud and clear on the show. Continue being who you are and taking the high road. I'd rather see more of you and less of Danielle on the show. You business comes across as a class act, so no need to worry. Kudos to you!!
I too wish Bravo would have listened and not filmed the event at the Brownstone due to the nature of the event. A child with cancer..a family desperate to find a way to cure or help their child...shame shame shame on Danielle for bringing "thugs" to such an event and furthermore for sharing her negativity with some of the guests during a very trying and difficult time...Classless is what Danielle is...
Kudo's to you and your family for continuing to rise above Danielle's plots...May God continue to bless you and yours.
I agree with the viewer who said more Grandma Wrinkles and less Danielle! I love that cat and I love watching you, Jacqueline, Caroline and Theresa and your families. You all are my favorite group of housewives, just wish I didn't have to watch any Danielle. Keep up being classy and entertaining for all of us!
I agree; It was not the time or place for her drama. Kudos to you Dina for being so sincere and mature about everything. Danielle is just negative energy. It will defintely do you some good to just let go of her and all of the drama that surrounds her. I am defintely Team Dina. It is almost heartbreaking to see how crazy she actually is (Danielle).
I am so tired of all this Danielle DRAMA!! I cant beleive that she would do that at a fundraiser for a little baby with cancer. What goes around comes around and she deserves every bit thats coming to her! Dina has carried herself with such class through this whole mess, all the girls have except for the Drama Queen. Hang in there ladies:-) Stay tough!
I have to ask, what is up with the one cat I think "lady bug" heheheheh. The hair cut reminded me of garfield on a weight loss program. Tooo cute
Danielle was trying very hard to act as if she was going to help that little girl. That was not her agenda at all! She only went because it was at the Brownstone. She went with a nasty attitude and made a mountain out of a mole hill. Her going on and on about Chris saying "you are gonna be surprised" made her look even more ridiculous. We all saw the footage. He was talking about what kind of event it was and that it was not a formal type event that I am sure Mrs."G" normally attends. And speaking of her. Is she just wanting her 15 minutes of fame too? That guy Danielle brought was a crazy man. He just put another nail in Danielle's crazy coffin. Hang tight Dina. You are in some crazy mess. I love you, Caroline and Teresa. The only show I watch all week. :)
Amen sista' :) Bravo shouldn't have filmed this. It's a sad and pathetic way to get ratings and the drama that Danielle caused completely overcame the purpose of that event. Had Danielle truly kept her "dignity" she would have acted like a lady and simply went about her evening as if there were no problems.
ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU ARE A SCARED LITTLE GIRL WHO LIKES TO TALK CRAP BUT NEVER BACKS IT UP.
Hi Dina - I just have to say this on a girlfriend side note: the new shots of you doing interviews with that blue and green shirt and those earrings - STUNNING. You are such a beauty inside and out and I have to tell you that! Love, love, love you! ;)
Dina you're awesome. Forget Danielle. You have a great family that America loves and will continue love with or without Danielle on the show. You did the right thing. Very thoughtful to apologize for a situation that was out of your control.
P.S. YOU ARE a good person.
You are such a strong and amazing woman, it is so clear why Theresa would want you to be Adriana's Godmother. You are classy and always try to stay in the positive, and with such a negative force in your life, I have to say it is truly admirable at how positive you have been able to stay. I wish you the best in everything you do and I really look up to you with all the amazing charity work as well as all the love you bring to your friends and family!
Kudos to you for apologizing to the family, however, I believe that the family deserves a public apology from Danielle. You did the right thing by not going as well as Caroline, I wouldn't have gone either. Classy, love ya!
Dina, you are so classy. Thank you for posting those links. I love your foundation- it is so wonderful!! God Bless you.
Dina and the entire Manzo Family deserve kudos.... Theresa too! They have gone above and beyond in giving Danielle a chance. But time and time again, Danielle she proves herself to be petty and vindictive. Then she claims to be a good Catholic. People of faith do not look to make drama... they look to end it and make peace! Just like Dina has tried to do. Dina - you and the family are a class act. Kisses to the kitties, too!
i love you and your sister i am sorry that you have to deal with that awful woman she is getting worst and worst on the other hand, you are your family always handle it with manners good luck with what i can only imagine is up next
Could you please tell me where you get the fertility bracelets from. I have been trying to get pregnant for so many years and need some special help....thank you thank you thank you :-)
Actually I agree with Keandy...posted 6/1. Although there was drama at The Brownstone, I somehow felt it was a set up to embarrass Danielle and her group. Maybe for the show? Just so they could record the reactions. She's a lost soul and trying to be accepted. Dina you say you tried to befriend Danielle and she obviously is desperately trying to start a new, changing her name and all. You let the venom in Caroline and Teresa's glass spill over. Their own lives are not perfect and to hold someone's past over their heads for life is just wrong. Forgiveness should be part of your vocabulary, after all the Manzo family has it's share of sordid pasts, and Caroline boasts a pious and quite hypocritical viewpoint of her own life. The are amazing manipulators. I feel sorry for you and Jacquelyn, it seems you can't have an opinion of your own, oh wait, when you do it gets squashed by a Manzo.
You are so classy! You are NOT the one who needs to apologize...but we all know that the proper apology will never come. Thanks for keeping your happy-positive-self first. I also am getting rid of all negativity, "even if it's a freakin' vase" just like you said! haha :)
Your the best Dina. You don't have to explain yourself to anyone. Just stay true to yourself and be happy.
I love reading your blogs they are awesome! Dina you are an amazing woman and you inspire me so much :) I went on to your foundation website and was really touched and impressed. Keep up the good work and I pray all that "D" drama gets past you. Lots of love to you and your family, like Teresa would put it...Muah Muah!!
I think you are extremely classy and hope you keep your style of how you handle situations. You don't stoop to others standards and I that puts you above the rest of the ladies in my book! God Bless you and keep that Zen going life is to short.
STAY BEAUTIFUL!! YOU ARE OUTSTANDING AND I COULD NOT AGREE MORE. SHAME ON BRAVO IN THIS CASE, IT IS UP TO THEM WHAT GETS FILMED. GOD BLESS YOU LADY!
Dina I think your whole family is awesome and what Danielle did at your place of buisness was so wrong why bring all those thugs to a charity event if you were only there for the little girl what was she hoping to accomplish clearly she had another agenda shame on her love love love your show !
Dina, Teresa, Caroline and Jacquline you guys are awesome!!! I think that you all should have a sitcome! and make Andy the next door neighbor!!!! You all are like the real life DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES but more fun!!!
To the entire Manzo family, Cudos to all for being a class act with the Danille drama as Thresa would say PUleeeezz! You come late to a charity event give me a break. You make it all about Yourself and at the end you dont have any money to donate real classy. Danielle is the real women on NJ get a bad rap all the time. Manzo I wish I could have such nice place as the brownstone here in NY I would go to every charity event you have . Manzo keep up the great work and love you have for each other there is nothing better. BRavo TV get rid of Danielle she is sooo low class.
Hopefully you'll have a little talk with Christopher if this is indeed your true concerns expressed in this blog screed. He called the Ridge-runners a bunch of "Elmer Fudds". The apple doesn't fall far from the tree Dina...the tree being your sister-in-law Caroline. I have real good intuition and it tells me the "surprise" wasn't anything about how anybody was dressed. Caroline and Chris were in on the surprise, maybe your husband...and I suspect maybe even you.
And save it...I don't stick up for Danielle, ya - she didn't react like one should. But, she's crazy because you all provoke it. I won't guess your motives. Hey, I watch the show. Creating drama gives me entertainment. So, let's just call it that (wink).
I admire your passion for children and making a difference. You are a strong beautiful woman. I am very involved with children foundations as well and even started my own and it's always motivating to see the accomplishments and devotion of other charity founders. Congratulations on being a new God mother.
Always stay the way you are,you've inspired myself and I'm sure others as well. Love to you and your family.
Dina, I felt so for the family and all the other wonderful people who where at The Brownstone for the benefit.. yes, Danielle and crew were beyond words, but I believe the cameras filming there did bring baby E's illness to all of us... I have visited her site,contributed. And thank GOD she is in remisssion. My thoughts and prayers to her and her wonderful family, and friends like you that have supported them.
Ok, this is the first blog I have joined. I wondered why my posts weren't appearing and I have been doing them wrong lol
Danielle's behavior is a reflection of her. She embarrassed herself, she showed her true colors to all, especially anyone that had a drop of sympathy for her after her disgusting behavior at the Brownstone. Her need for attention and to be the center of attention, was more important to her than that of a sick baby. She is fooling no one with her victim routine, only herself if she thinks anyone believes it. As far as her 'guests', they did not reserve a seat, they did not buy a ticket for the fundraiser, again, for a sick baby girl, and they expect to have seats ready for them? Has this classless bunch of thugs ever attended a charity event? Do they conprehend how this process works? they show up, unannounced, knowing that there is not going to be seating for them BECAUSE THEY DID NOT BUY A TICKET and have the gall to flip out? Basically my take on it is they new this would create a situation and that is why they didn't RSVP, and they just assume that the money to cover their cost of the meal/ticket would come out of the funds raised to help a sick baby? I can't think of anything lower !!