Cast Blog: #RHONJ

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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

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Caroline will certainly never forget Greg's birthday.

Hey, guys! Here we are again, moving right along. We are at Episode 11 already, I hope you’ve been enjoying them!

This week was fun, I loved watching all the little kids screaming and laughing at Antonia’s birthday party. I also enjoyed the scenes with Melissa and Gia dancing, they were both working towards a goal and enjoying themselves in the process.

Lauren and I have searched all over for the perfect spot for Cafface Beauty Bar. What you saw was one of the many storefronts we looked at. We looked in Hoboken, Wayne, Wyckoff, Little Falls, Montclair, Ramsey, and so on, and so on. We finally found a home for ourselves in good old Franklin Lakes, NJ. We traveled all over the place to wind up in our own backyard; it just goes to show you, there’s no place like home! Lauren is doing amazing and the store is gorgeous. Oh, and the name? We didn’t change it, stick with me on this one, the concept is very original and lots of fun.

So, what did you think of Lindsey? I absolutely adore her. She’s the cutest little thing and is very, very sweet. She loves my son and that makes me happy. Lauren and Lindsey get along great, as is always the way with the boys’ girlfriends. And she’s telling the truth when she says she gets too attached to most of the girls the boys bring home. I swear, sometimes it feels like we’re going through the break up too when it happens. I don’t know, I’m tired of getting my heart broken; I’m too old for this! I can’t wait until they both find the person that makes them finally want to settle down. As for Albie and Lindsey, keep watching…Greg was so happy when he walked into the bar and saw all his friends there. I can’t believe Lauren and Jacqueline pulled off the surprise! We had a really great time that night, and I love that you saw the scene of Christopher getting smashed in the face with the cake too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Greg laugh that hard. I laughed all over again as I watched. Christopher was a good sport about it, and it’s one of those nights we’ll always remember with a smile.

The Wakile dinner was nice, I’m glad Rosie feels comfortable bringing friends home to meet the family. Some people aren’t so lucky and that’s really sad. I hope those viewers who are skeptical continue to watch and have a better understanding of Rosie and my brother Jamie’s struggles and maybe, just maybe, we can begin to chip away at that dividing wall. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Love and let love.

Well I have to pack now, I’m going to Los Angeles for a couple of days with Lauren. It’s 3pm and the car is coming at 4 -- I still haven’t packed and have no clue what I’m bringing. Nothing like a little pressure!

See you next week, guys! Thanks for watching!

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.