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RHONJ Goes to a Gay Bar (Part II)

Episode 11:'s Associate Editor thinks Lauren should just turn her new store into a gay bar.


Oh Milania... It's always bad when a cute child does naughty things. You can't help but laugh! That's what I imagine is the case for Teresa and Joe. How can you get angry with Milania once she flashes that impishly cute smile? How do you take it seriously when a little girl one quarter the size of her father continuously calls him a big poop? Maybe I'm still four-years-old at heart, but I cracked up every time she said it.

The whole thing is all the more hilarious when you see all the other Giudice girls cleaning up and going about their morning. Milania's the stereotypical little sister who drives you crazy, yet somehow manages to get out of trouble (which drives you even MORE crazy). You know deep down Gabriella dreams of putting down the Windex and cracking the perfect joke.

For those of you in need of a refresher on the best Milania moments, check out out the top ten from last season. Then of course enjoy her most recent, poop-filled mischief below.

Dance Dance Revolution

Holy J.Lo, Jersey fans! Is Melissa actually rehearsing with Michael Jackson's choreographer/J.Lo's ex, Cris Judd? Why yes, that is correct. Hats off to Melissa, because she is really striving to raise the bar in the world of Housewives performances. If this guy can't bring her On Display game to the next level, no one can. (Although as usual Kim Zolciak provides some stiff competition even in the dance department.)

Cris wasn't exactly impressed with Melissa's moves at first; he wants her to find the power in stillness. Hold up. What? Isn't she supposed to learning some sweet new moves? Where does stillness come into this? I want to see them do some crazy choreo! I want Melissa to be doing one-handed flips across the stage! All I can say is their next few sessions better get a little more intense.

Side note: I love that Melissa practices with him at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio where her daughter, Antonia, gets dance lessons. This place is blowing up!
RHONJ Goes to a Gay Bar (Part II)

Last week Kathy and Rosie took lesbian hot spot, Cubby Hole, by storm. This week the Manzos and the Gorgas go all out at gay bar Boxers for Greg's birthday. This season is basically just like watching an hour of rainbows and unicorns (and I love it).

First of all, does Greg go out to gay bars with Lauren and Jacqueline often? How was that an effective decoy? If so, can we follow those three around, because I can only imagine what kind of trouble those three would get into.

And of course the Manzo bros made sure Melissa would be there, because let's face it, Greg is just a little bit obsessed with Melissa. (Don't believe me? Exhibit A.) With Melissa of course comes Joe, which means only one thing -- gratuitous nudity. Joe was ready to shake it shirtless until they kicked him out of the bar. As great as that was, I will admit, I was kind of hoping he'd show up rocking that Snooki costume from last year. Oh well. At this rate, he'll be able to do that next week when Lauren decides to scratch her original idea and turn her new store space into a gay club.
Next week things get a little uncomfortable shall we say for Joe Gorga.

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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. 

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