Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Having a Moment

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

Having a Moment

Melissa was really moved by Rosie's scene with Joseph and Victoria.

Hi! Did you miss us last week? When they skip a week it seems like an eternity, right? Well I love the way this episode shows a lot about relationships. Black, white, red, purple, straight, gay -- it doesn’t matter. We love who we love, right?

I want to start off talking a little about Joe and Teresa going to therapy, not physical therapy, but just plain therapy. Teresa and Joe both had a point when they said it’s not typical in our tradition to go to therapy, but Joe is willing to go outside his comfort zone to try. I was so proud of Joe when I watched this episode. The talk he had with Rich and what he was saying on his interviews was so sweet and warm. That’s the Joe I know and love. He is swallowing his pride and putting his sister first. I personally love it, and I love when he tells Rich he loves her and wants to make it work. He also says if he is doing something wrong, he wants to know and fix it. If they both get on the same page with this and have an open mind about it, maybe it will work. You can tell Joe is ready and willing to try anything at this point. It makes me smile.

However, the talk that Teresa had with Kim D. was a little discouraging. She admits that Kim is one of her biggest fans and that Kim agrees with her all the time and pretty much does anything she ever says. One small point I’d like to make here is that just because someone kisses your ass doesn’t make them a good person or a good friend. Just make a mental note of that is all I’m saying. I do wish that Teresa would have gone to someone else for advice on such a serious matter. I realize that she and Kim are “besties” these days, but when I hear Teresa bringing me into it -- saying that Joe must need the therapy with his wife and that Joe wasn’t even sure he was going to marry me -- I start to really wish she was talking to Jacqueline about this or a friend that wasn’t just going to agree with everything she says. I’m also not sure why she thinks it’s so important to keep bringing up his former engagements. It is just not relevant. This is where a real friend would come in and tell her to fight for her relationship with her brother. The conversation ends with Kim telling Teresa, “No one has their sh-- together more than you.” How is that going to help get Joe and Teresa work through this?Moving on. Rosie, Rosie, Rosie! You gotta love her! She’s open, honest, and laid it all out for the world to see. God Bless her. She’s funny, she’s crazy, she’s loud, she’s impulsive -- everything we love in the reality world right? On a serious note, the talk she had with her niece and her nephew was incredible. It was so touching and brought tears to my eyes. The kids were so accepting, innocent, and loving to her and made her feel so comfortable talking to them. That was a moment. I also love the talk between her and Kathy! There is nothing like sisterly love. You will move mountains for each other. Their relationship is just like mine with my sisters. They love each other and will back each other up until the end. I wish Rosie happiness and success always! Love you, Rosie!



Jamie and Rich’s house is amazing! OMG it’s like a retreat! They also have such an incredible relationship. I know that wedding is going to be fabulous! I think it was so sweet of Jamie to ask Caroline to make a speech. I can’t wait to hear it next week!
Did you see Joe’s abandoned building! Everything was creaking and squeaking as we were walking around. You could hear drips of water falling! It was freaking me out! Something came over me and I wanted to make believe Freddy Kruger was coming. Or maybe the old man with the gray hair from Poltergeist. They both freak me out! I’m still waiting for my Academy Award to come in the mail!

The hot tub party at Kathy’s house was as fun as it looked! Rosie had the hots for Heather, and it was hilarious! Heather is such a sweet girl, if you talk to her she’s real quiet, almost has a southern accent, and talks about all the charity work she does. But put her in a bikini and BAM! New person! I like her a lot!


On another note, I’m so excited to announce that my new single Rockstar will be available on iTunes June 10th! You are going to love it!

Love you all,
Melissa

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Dina Manzo explains what it's like to sit on the reunion couch.

Hi all, 

I kind of meant what I said on that couch -- this show is so f---ed up. As I sit and watch the reunion, I wonder what goes through people's head sometimes. Bobby literally spitting on me as he screams at a friend of 10 years, Jim whipping out his files and then of all things says I have a fat ass, LOL! For what? Fame? I literally sat there saying to myself time and time again, "What the hell am I doing here?" Again, not ever saying I'm too good, but just different. There is something really beautiful that came out of this though...I am seeing some real proof of my practices. Take a look

Sending you a ton of love for your support! 

Dina xoxo

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