Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Queen of Accountability

Amber Calls Out Andy Cohen

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

Queen of Accountability

The Real NY Housewife shares her thoughts on the dramatic NJ Season Finale.


Wow...I didn't blog last week because quite honestly I was bored. Well, I am not bored anymore! I don't even know where to start. OK, scene one. I can't help but focus on Danielle. I have said in the past that I don't like four against one and try to be impartial. I do call it the way I see it. She decides after the book has been discovered to tell her children for the FIRST TIME that it exists and that the only three things are true: She was a stripper, got arrested and changed her name. I need to STOP here first. She casually said these three things when in fact each one individually is extremely damaging and life changing. Changed her name? Who does that? I can think of only two reasons. 1. Witness protection or 2. Plea-bargaining with the "feds" and turning in major drug dealers for a deal. Either is extremely dangerous. What normal person would risk their safely and privacy after going through the effort of changing their name? CHANGING YOUR NAME? Just think about that for a second. She risked everything for money and fame. Now her ex husband really does have grounds to take custody of the girls. She has put her children in possible imminent danger. I am the queen of accountability so here we go.

At dinner Danielle, you told Teresa to LISTEN and that only two things in the book were true: Getting arrested and the name change. So what happened to being a stripper? Did you forget? Or did you want to try to humiliate Theresa and talk down to her? "Pay attention please." But Teresa surprised you, didn't she? I think Teresa was the popular girl in high school and probably had one boyfriend. I also think she was the jealous type and would scratch out the eyes of any girl that looked at her man (she still would for her husband) and that is the girl she became when she flipped the table. "No one puts baby in the corner" comes to mind right now. I digress...sorry.

Jacqueline's parents came to town. Adorable. Love them. Colonel in the Army. Listen to your father in your head when you don't know what to do as a parent. He can teach you anything you want to know about discipline. By the way, can he tell me where to rent one of those motorhomes? I am dying to go cross-country or just visit the National Parks in one of those things. DYING. I can have Wayne drive us in August and maybe stop in your town. So if anyone knows where I can rent one please go to and post on my blog. I love that she calls Chris Dad.

I didn't know what to think of Dina. I have to say I was not the biggest fan after episode one but I really feel differently now. Do you? I see her warmth. I thought she was cold at first. Now I see her as a loving mother trying to be the best mom she can be while watching her child grown up (do you think I can relate?) I hear Lexi got tall, gorgeous and contacts. (Not that she isn't now!) If you study the show you see her last interviews look different.

Caroline, can we set up a play date for Ginger and the new puppies? I noticed the nice car Danielle was driving. Did she pay for that or was it a "gift"? She complains how tight money is. Where does she get it all? An 11,000 sq. foot home costs at least 100k to keep up (taxes, landscaping, insurance, utilities.) If she doesn't work and her ex and ex ex do not give her money, how does she support her family? Just curious. There is just too much for me to go over so I will continue with the "nuggets" I uncovered or should I say the fans uncovered online tonight (you know who you are!) Did anyone notice the pocketbook that Danielle walked into the restaurant with? Where did the "book" come from?

Teresa tries to have fun with Danielle and engages in a very uncomfortable conversation about her sex life to make her comfortable and to make her laugh, because sex is all Danielle talks about every episode. All Danielle was thinking of was how to pick a fight with everyone.

The evening started off warm and loving. No one could have anticipated the trouble Danielle was about to start. I know I sound like I hate Danielle, but I call it the way I see it. Danielle would like to pull the "victim" card out, but I won't let her. She is NOT a victim. A victim would not take out a book (that certainly did NOT fit in the pocketbook she walked in with) that supposedly is full of lies and openly show the cover on national TV in front of millions of viewers unless she was stupid and Danielle is anything but stupid. She could have easily had the same discussion PRIVATELY without the children in the room anytime or anyplace (even with cameras rolling.) But to do this in front of her own kids shows her to be a narcissist who only wants to be famous at any and all costs. She openly threatened all of the ladies on national TV ("I'll be knocking on your door and I won't come alone") and quite honestly I would get a restraining order against her. I wouldn't let her within 100 feet of my house or family. I have met people like her before. She looks normal. Could you have EVER imagined the story she admitted to? If she admitted to being a stripper, being arrested and changing her name, imagine what the truth really is. She says the book was written about her and never thought to mention to her children after she signed on for a TV Show? She has been threatening in past episodes, but this one is the icing on the cake.

Why did Chris say Danielle was welcome anywhere near his wife after all this was uncovered? It is nice to see him support his wife, but he should protect her.

I hear now that Danielle is spinning this. I hear she has become an advocate for battered women. Really? Is lying, living off rich men, not working, picking a fight with grown women in front of your children the first things that come to mind for your book tour?

There are people who will read this and say why is Jill getting involved in this and blogging. Bobby asked me the same question. I guess I feel very protective of the Housewives brand and want fans to know that I do not condone some of the behavior of ladies on other shows and like to call them out on their lies.

We all got a gift from Bravo of a 'Lost Footage' episode Thursday night. Then next week is the reunion. With no Housewives show coming on for a while, what will we do?
See you all soon!

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Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Amber Marchese dishes on her first reunion and why Dina Manzo confuses her.

Hello Housewife friends!  Welcome to the jungle baby! My first reunion was a wild ride. Call me sick and twisted, but I had an unbelievable time at the reunion when most, I have been warned, dread it. I felt like it was “The Great Purge” and when I went home I was felt relieved of any built up tension. I don’t care if anyone has a grudge against me, my slate is clean and I harbor no ill feelings towards anyone. I love to argue my point, and I truly stood by all of my convictions this season, so I was ready to say exactly what was on my mind, and then some. 

I know the twins and I went at one another pretty hard, but that is what the reunion is all about. It is an opportunity to get it all out and potentially understand one another's position better. Then we can each make our own decisions as to where we want to go with our relationships. I am very much the type of person that can say some of the meanest things and sling mud, but hug it out at the end forgetting anything negative that was said. It just rolls off my back. I actually think it is healthier to say what needs to be said, and then move on.

One thing I did question after the reunion was if Dina actually has a heart or if I should start calling her the Tin Man. I actually have not figured her out yet. Is she really just a coldhearted bitch, or has she been hurt so many times that she has become warped and jaded. I feel I don’t owe anyone any reason as to why I call cancer “the cancer,” but I will give it once more anyhow. “The cancer” is “the monster” to me. It is a way for me to take away its power and to minimize it. “It” destroys lives, so “it” does not deserve a name. It is just “the cancer” -- it was “the monster” or “the dragon.” Although Dina claims to have an understanding of how devastating cancer is to a family, her actions and blatant lack of empathy proves otherwise.

In addition, I did not think it was appropriate for me to interject into family quarrels at the reunion; however, this is something that I feel strongly about. I have met Jaqueline and I have spoken to her on many occasions. In the very short time that I have gotten to know Jaqueline, I know and have empathy with the struggles she has caring for Nicholas. I felt that Dina’s interpretation of her nephew was callous and completely out of touch with reality. The only thing that keeps playing in my mind is, "You know nothing John Snow."  No, thank God, he is not hooked up to machines with cancer; however, what the Laurita family goes through is extremely difficult on a day to day basis that will continue on for a lifetime. It is emotionally and financially devastating. Although, Dina "visits" children with cancer, at the end of her visit she gets to go home, leaving it behind and goes on with her daily life. Since Dina does work with children with cancer, I pray that she can abstain from a self-absorbed lifestyle and become a loving, involved aunt.