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RHONJ: More Shouting, Name Calling in Reunion

Accusations, more fighting highlight first of three-part series.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” actually got real this week as Bravo aired the first part of their three-part reunion special.

Usually, “Housewives” reunions are tenser than the episodes and this one didn’t veer from that expectation.

The anger seemed to be boiling over on stage.

The “Housewives” had not all seen each other since the Season 3 reunion show, which was filmed only 12 hours after the now infamous Posche Fashion Show “strippergate” scandal and subsequent fallout.

Jacqueline Laurita, who did not go to last year’s reunion due to a “meltdown,” seemed to have two seasons’ worth of venom to throw at her former friend, Teresa Giudice.

Giudice has been a lighting rod of controversy this entire season. The arguments between her, the other housewives, and even their husbands, have been perhaps the most explored plotlines this past season.

“When Melissa [Gorga] and Kathy [Wakile] were originally coming on the show, I felt bad for Teresa because I knew she didn’t want them on the show,” Laurita said.

Caroline Manzo accused Giudice of not writing her own blog on Bravotv.com.

“It’s not fair if you have a professional writer bashing everyone on the show,” Melissa Gorga said.

Throughout the nonstop fighting and shouting, it was difficult to tell who was madder at whom, until Wakile’s comments about Giudice’s cookbook were mentioned. Wakile insisted that she never meant to insult Giudice, but her cousin didn’t believe her.

Giudice became so upset she went to sit next to Manzo, her mortal enemy.

“This is where the problem lies. This is where the problem lies,” Manzo said. “It’s words and shouting and nobody’s listening.”

No one heard her, though, because Wakile was calling Giudice’s father a coward.

“This is someone who loves her,” Giudice said about her father. “He was there for them more than their own father was.”

Suddenly, Wakile’s sister Rosie Pierri, shouted multiple expletives to Giudice off stage, not on camera.

And that is where part one ended. The audience was left waiting to see if the conflict between Rosie and Wakile will continue next week in Part II. Part III will air the following week.

imri October 01, 2012 at 03:15 PM
You are reporting on smut, and you should be ashamed of yourself. Won't someone please think of the children!!!
Jack S October 01, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I guess there is nothing important going on in the world that this crap constitutes as news.
carol Sisti October 01, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I was appalled with Cathy 's comment about Threases Mother and of course her Aunt too. It was a disgrace and I along with many have lost all respect for Cathy. How would she feel if it was her Mother and some said this about her, she would really mad.
C6 October 02, 2012 at 12:32 AM
This show is a disgrace to people that live in New Jersey, to women and to Italians. I think their 15 minutes of so called fame should be over and they need to focus on earning money the right way vs. dragging NJ, women and Italians down so they can make a buck.
Steve October 02, 2012 at 07:24 PM
No grace, no tact, no refinement, no shame.
Nose Wayne October 02, 2012 at 07:35 PM
RHWONJ,JERSEY SHORE,SOPRANOS, What's next NJ ? How about a WEIRD NJ television show based after the magazine. Everyone can then see the REAL NJ told by REAL NJ PEOPLE.
Chris Traynor October 04, 2012 at 05:39 AM
If you pull too hard on that thread, I think the world might unravel. I too believe that the world of news has degraded to the point of justifiable scorn. Some of the very best reporting is now done by 2 progressive comedy shows. That alone should shame network news divisions into action but it doesn't. "News" is a controlled arm of just half a dozen internat'l corporations who have a great interest in creating/shaping "news" to suit their own particular endgame. Besides the obvious lack of objectivity, it is also a profit center for the company and, just like shampoo & dog food, these media giants will give birth to & nurture the "products" that COST THE LEAST ("Reality Shows" hence this article) and SELL THE BEST (me-too copycat programming that apes whatever "sold" last year regardless of crass, classless behavior). Last point; Wayne PATCH is not a centerpiece of hard news - it's a community communication outlet/device ("crap" which you voluntarily chose to read after seeing the headline). Like it or not, the RHONJ are part of our community (even though they represent just .001% of our fellow NJ citizens when it comes to gross income, # of lawsuits & judgments brought against them, bankruptcies, widespread charges of fraud, shaky marriages/adulterous activities, disguised or self-denied orientation, "exemplary children" with no real record of self-achievement, 5th grade reading levels & pathetic lapses in judgment & vocabulary). An unlikable, spoiled bunch.

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