Cast Blog: #RHONJ

RHONJ Goes to a Gay Bar (Part II)

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

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.

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