Dina Manzo

Dina explains why she was briefly on 'Team Danielle.'

on Jun 7, 2010


When I emailed Danielle asking why she needed to continue to put an innocent child in the middle of her drama, she simply said, "I need to do what I need to do to clear my name because your sister called me garbage." Nice, huh? Danielle, if you believed in your heart that you aren't garbage you wouldn't have to work that hard to try to prove it. People have been calling me things for years, but I KNOW what I am and what I am not, that's all that really matters. I don't need to wave a flag saying, "I'm not a bitch!" I don't care what you think. (Hence my phrase in the opening credits, "If you think I'm a bitch, bring it on.") So maybe what you need to do is look in the mirror and REALLY try to fix what you know deep down you are.

The last straw for me was obviously the event that took place last week. Besides the fact that I don't want her drama in my husband's place of business, HOW DARE she make a scene like that at a function for a child with cancer. (Read my last blog to see how upset I was.) This was IT. I was DONE. Our talk needed to happen. I needed to see her face to face and let her know that I wanted her out of my life for good.

What cracks me up is when I called her for the meeting her busted Rick Springfield buddy thought I was calling to apologize for what went down at the Brownstone. How delusional are you people? The only apology that should have happened was the Stayin Alive misfit and DANIELLE apologizing to the organization that ran the event for that child and clearly an apology to the child's family. NOTHING ELSE. What planet do they live on?

And let's talk about the "fag*ot" situation, I unlike Danielle do not defend my gay friends just to make myself look better and cause drama. (Last season, attacking Joe...) I am truly offended by that word to the point that I won't even spell it out. To me it is just as bad as the N word. Beyond having gay members in my own family, my gay friends are the kindest, most loyal people I know. I feel so strongly about supporting the gay community that I am currently producing an off-Broadway play called "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and a portion of EVERY ticket sold goes to fight for equality. My daughter and I also did the NOH8 campaign before it was the "cool" thing to do. I don't just talk the talk Danielle, I walk the walk. And don't give me that bullshit that you walked in the parade, you did that for your own ego. Just like you thought that little baby's event was about you and all the love you got when you walked in the room. You're the kind that does a pride walk to be in a parade, not because you believe in the cause. I don't buy your bullshit. What's next? Are you going to date a woman to prove to the world that you are so gay friendly? I wouldn't put it past you. In my opinion the only thing you are an advocate for is yourself. Do yourself a favor stay home from pride this year, you may just get miles and miles of booing.