Thursday, May 23, 2013
Reality star has been busy marketing her new line of desserts.
Kathy Wakile almost didn’t return for season five of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Wakile, a Wayne resident, has been busy marketing her dessert line, Dolci della Dea, on QVC and other places. She appeared at a charity event for Superstorm Sandy victims last November. “It’s a startup business that I started on my own with my husband. That right there is a big, big step,” the reality star told wetpaint.com. “We went through a lot to get it off the ground.” Wakile said the dynamic of the show hasn’t really changed despite a new cast member or two being rumored to join up this season. Season 5 premieres at 8 p.m. June 2 on Bravo.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Real Housewives Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile host evening at Venetian in Garfield.
The Venetian in Garfield was the fashionable place to be Thursday night as Posh Boutique in Montville staged a dress and bikini fashion event hosted by "Real Housewives of NJ" stars Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile. The sold-out event included a number of vendors with an array of products from "Sparkle," custom-made shoes to hand-dipped berries. The evening included a dinner and opportunities to rub elbows with business owners, designers, entrepreneurs and reality TV celebrities. Among the reality TV celebrities attending the event were "Chicago Mob Wife" Nora Scheihs and from "Jerseylicious," Jacqueline Bianchi. "Without them, there would not be any Posh," said owner Jairo Arias. "I've gotten such great support from Melissa Gorga and …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
'Housewife' Wakile, other local business owners donate items to victims of storm and offer holiday shopping with The Sparkling Event's Glitz, Glam and Gifts event.
Hundreds of North Jersey shoppers got a jump on their Christmas shopping and raised money for charity at the same time. The nearly all-female crowd flooded The Brownstone in Paterson for Glitz, Glam and Gifts, The Sparkling Event’s annual holiday shopping event. Dozens of vendors showcased their best products. They included “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita and Ava’s Cupcakes, the winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” “It’s a fun night out and gives people a chance to have some fun, network a little, and showcase their business,” said Candice Laurita, co-owner of The Sparkling Event. “We’re moms and we all want a chance to help each other, and the community, out in some tangible way and this is a …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here is a sample of what we're working on this week for Wayne Patch.
Here is a sample of what we’re working on this week for Wayne Patch: Franco suffered a severe spinal cord injury when a tree fell on his patrol car during Hurricane Sandy. He is going through physical therapy and recovering from the incident. If you have any story suggestions e-mail them to editor Daniel Hubbard at email@example.com. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, November 19, 2012
'Housewife' quells Internet rumors, tells magazine that Wakile, a Wayne resident, will return next season.
Kathy Wakile will return for fourth season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” according to cast mate Melissa Gorga. Gorga told “In Touch” magazine that Wakile will be back despite rumors to the contrary flying around the Internet last week, Examiner.com reported. In addition to those rumors, former ‘Housewife’ and Wayne resident Danielle Staub, a 50-year-old divorced mother of two, was rumored to be returning to the show. Staub has denied the rumor. Staub reportedly signed a contract to return to the show and will film “several episodes,” InTouchweeky.com reported recently. The website reportedly quoted a source close to the show who said that producers are bringing in Staub, who was a regular for the series’ first two seasons, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Kathy Wakile will chat live with participants Thursday.
Kathy Wakile, a Wayne resident and cast member of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” will participate in a video chat on celebstir.com. The chat will be held Thursday at 9 p.m.. Users will need a username and a password to participate in the chat. Wakile joined ‘Housewives’ in 2011. Since then, she, her husband Rich, and their two children, Victoria and Joseph. Since debuting on the show Wakile has launched three product lines: a line of desserts, jewelry, and a ready-to-pour cocktail, Red Velvet Cosmo. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Joe Gorga jokingly admits to being an exotic dancer in final reunion episode.
After five months, season four of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” ended Sunday night. The third and final part of the series’ reunion special aired. What a relief. The women continued to argue about their relationships with one another. The topic of who used to take her clothes off for money just wouldn’t die. Even the women’s husbands were dragged into the conversation when they were brought out. “What’s wrong with being a stripper?” Joe Gorga asked. And then the truth came out: “Joe, I heard you were a dancer of the Chippendales variety,” host Andy Cohen said. “Absolutely,” Gorga said, adding that he performed in a thong. In fact, everyone made it pretty clear it was the lying between castmates, and not the stripping, that they were …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Joe Giudice makes an appearance and gets a lashing form the ladies over his alleged marital indiscretions.
The second part of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” reunion aired Sunday with an anticlimactic showdown between Rosie Pierri and Teresa Giudice and an appearance from Joe Giudice. The reunion is the only time the wives were allowed to talk about the nature of being on the show, and it was a big topic of conversation during this segment. Host Andy Cohen zeroed in on the problem. “Something keeps coming up here, and it’s the idea of Melissa [Gorga] being on the show to hurt you," he said. Teresa Giudice has said repeatedly that her sister-in-law Gorga and cousin Wakile joined the show without talking to her first, which they deny. Both Laurita and Manzo claimed that Giudice tried to convince them to gang up with her against her family …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Family is back to feuding after Melissa Gorga thinks her sister-in-law set her up.
In a suspenseful season finale, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" concluded Sunday night with a blockbuster fight between Teresa Giudice and nearly all the other castmates. Last week, Angelo, a public relations manager at a hair salon, told Giudice that her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, was a stripper at a gentleman's club he owned in Elizabeth many years prior. Giudice said she did not want to hear about it and left the room, while friend and Posche clothing boutique owner Kim DePaola (Kim D.) pumped Angelo for more information. In this week's episode, Angelo appeared at Kim D.’s fashion show and approached Gorga. “I know I know him but I don’t know where he’s from,” Gorga said. Giudice looked uncomfortable and when Gorga got up to go …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Jacqueline Laurita and her family hosted a tricky tray fundraiser for Autism Speaks. Laurita's son NIcholas was diagnosed with autism earlier this year.
Dozens of plastic-wrapped baskets were on the tables. Children's toys, healthcare products, salon and spa packages, even a cruise. Some people bid $10. Others bid $100. Hundreds of people attended Sparkle Speaks, a charity tricky tray at The Brownstone in Paterson Thursday. The event raised money for Autism Speaks, an international autism science and advocacy organization. Jacqueline Laurita from "The Real Housewives" of New Jersey" attended the fundraiser. Her 3-year-old son Nicholas was diagnosed with autism in April. Kathy Wakile is a cast member on the show. "It's been a learning process. We've learned a lot in such a brief period of time," Laurita said. "My goal is to bring out the best Nicholas that Nicholas can be everyday." Such a…