Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Fights, Fights, and More Fights

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

Fights, Fights, and More Fights

Episode 20:'s Associate Editor takes a look at, you guessed it, the many finale fights.

Season 4 has come to a big, sparkly, leopard-print close with friends and family in disarray. What happened when the smoke cleared after things blew up at the Posche fashion show? Has anyone made up? (And more importantly, what's Rosie been up to? I miss her.)

Well, we'll just have to wait for next week's reunion to learn the answers. If you've already recovered from the many, many arguments and can't possibly go on without a taste of reunion to come, who am I to deprive you? Enjoy this scene where Teresa goes after Caroline's weight and parenting. (Yeah, you can guess how that's going to go down.)

I wouldn't say there are best moments from this episode, so instead let us count down the most intense fights of the evening.No. 3 - Jacqueline vs. Teresa

Things got really interesting when the finger pointing got turned on Jacqueline. As soon as Teresa said that, her face was frozen in a total WTF-just-happened-my-mind-can't-even-process-this face. Kind of like when a cartoon robot's circuits get overloaded or someone tells you a story so shocking you forget that your mouth is hanging wide open in shock.

Evidently being blamed for something is Jacqueline's trigger. She went OFF on Teresa for saying the Melissa debacle was her fault. Not even the ultimate forgiver could forgive that. It was reminiscent of the goody two shoes getting mistakenly blamed for something and freaking out because they've never gotten in trouble before.

But really the only thing anyone was thinking after this -- who was texting Jacqueline?!
No. 2 - Teresa vs. Joe and Melissa

Only at a Posche fashion show do the fights continue out to the parking lot and into the car. Only here would Teresa follow Joe and Melissa to their car while trying to get in the last word. So as a security officer tries to worm his way in there to tell the Gorgas that they have to keep driving and can't stop here, Teresa and Joe go back and forth as to why Teresa didn't kick the guy out of the party. (Though really I don't think Teresa could do that given it's not her party. Maybe she could have just asked Kim D. to make him leave? No need to resort to violence.)

The best part about this however is that Joe keeps telling Teresa she should have grabbed the guy's hair and pulled him out of there. The irony being of course that Angelo is bald. Someone would have to lend the guy some extensions first.
No. 1 - Joe Gorga vs. Kim D.

Why was this the most intense fight? Because these two are by far the most volatile combatants in attendance. I don't think anyone in their right mind would want to tussle with Joe or Kim D. Joe's got the most explosive temper on the show (and that's saying something) and some serious biceps to back it up. Kim D. however looks super scrappy and probably has some tricks stored up in her new longer locks.

Kim D. was playing with fire calling Joe a midget. Doesn't she know how sensitive the Joes are about their height? And then Joe calls Kim D. "drunk and high" but really isn't that a little unfair, since I imagine everyone gets drunk at the Posche fashion show just to cope with the awkward fighting that always ensues.

And who are the "big boys" Kim D. plays with? I can only hope that she just volunteers at the local Jersey fat camp...
And just because you probably need one more reunion preview for the road, enjoy:
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Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Dina Manzo opens up about her comments regarding her family and why she kept quiet for Teresa Giudice.

This reunion was very hard to watch. What most of you don't know is I went in there with the intention of keeping silent on my family issues, as I have for the past four years. An incident happened at the reunion, and I won't even give that person the attention they crave, but it set me off to tell my truth. Well some of it at least. I felt I was very P.C. this whole time, but now I had enough. Some people will push you because they know deep down inside you won't push back, but being "zen" is all about setting boundaries, and learning that has been part of my spiritual path. 

I don't want to go into much other than saying my answer about Nic came out very cold because there was more to it. I wish it were that easy to get to know him, but unfortunately it's not because of my relationship with his mother, and I'm just being honest. He is not missing me nor does he know what is going on with this family because of NOTHING more than his age. Anyone who is trying to make people think otherwise, especially his mother, should be ashamed of themselves. The Mother Theresa comment was about people comparing how I raise money for children with cancer yet don't help him. I went on to say how blessed my brother is to live in a county in New Jersey that people actually move to for the autism programs offered. How I see joy in him because of the progress he is making. He is a happy, beautiful child that is on his way to recovery, and although I know it's a struggle for parents of children on the spectrum, there is NOTHING wrong with seeing joy in them instead of sorrow. I appreciate all the parents of children with autism for their emails, tweets, etc. understanding and APPRECIATING that I see Nic as a 4 year old beautiful boy and not labeling him as anything other than that.

Kathy and Melissa should not have challenged me about "family values" if they don't want to hear my side. I kept quiet for the most part for TERESA, not wanting to bring up old wounds when she was dealing with so much around her sentencing. It was a hard position for me to be in. 

I have no words for my sister on WWHL. She could have answered the no engagement question and left it at that. The lies that followed after were extremely hurtful and must have come from the sheer frustration of having to defend her position on the engagement party. All of you have seen I have ONLY ever said positive things about her no matter what I was feeling. 

Please take a moment to watch this video I made on my truth about it all. I will post all the details on my look next week, but you can get to everyone involved -- from hair to dress  -- on my Instagram post on Sunday. Speaking of Instagram, I invite you to join me on a post a day for the month of November to share what you are thankful for. Showing gratitude for what you have in life just allows the universe to send you more to be thankful for! Trust me, it works!

Sending lots of love, 

Dina xo