Bravo Looking For Possible Replacement For New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice. Cash-strapped housewife Teresa Giudice is on the verge of getting kicked out of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” The producers of the Bravo show won’t give in to her salary demands. According to our source, Teresa, who is $11 million in debt with husband Joe, wants to have her salary doubled. In addition to the pay increase, she also demanded to get a cut of the DVD and merchandise sales of the show and the freedom to make more paid appearances. Our source told us, “If she’s not treated better by Bravo, she’s ready to walk away.” But the problem is, Bravo isn’t showing signs of giving in to her demands. Tthe network is already losing patience with the table-flipping housewife. Producers are now said to be looking at possible replacements.
Aside from the show’s villainous Danielle Staub, all the other women are slated to return for next season.
Caroline Manzo wasn’t afraid to speak her mind about Staub. ”Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo wasn’t afraid to speak her mind when she was called for a deposition in castmate Danielle Staub’s legal war against ex-husband Kevin Maher. Manzo has called “deranged” Staub a “pathological liar, sociopath” and a “con artist.”
Manzo was called in for a deposition on July 22 for Maher’s $10 million defamation case against the reality show villainess. While in front of a camera, Manzo shared what Staub told her about Maher. The deposition film was obtained by our swource. Manzo said, “She depicted him as someone that would beat her daily… as someone who put her in the hospital due to the beatings… on more than one occasion. She told a story about being raped on broken glass.” “One instance she said he shot her dog, in another instance she claimed he hanged her dog… [He] inserted a pistol up in her vagina and played Russian roulette.” “She claimed to be a victim of prostitution due to his demands, that he put her into that world… depicting him as an absolute monster.” Manzo also said that Staub also paints herself as the victim, but everybody knows her as a “pathological liar, sociopath, con artist… all of the above.”
Tim Gunn Calls Taylor Momsen “Sad” And “Pathetic”. “Project Runway” fixture Tim Gunn says “Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen is “sad” and “pathetic.” The fashion consultant claims that the 17-year-old raccoon-eyed actress and singer was a very unprofessional “brat” on the set of her The CW show. Gunn wasn’t talking about Momsen’s fashion sense, but the attitude he witnessed when he guest starred on the teen series’ current season. He told our source, “What a diva! She was pathetic, she couldn’t remember her lines, and she didn’t even have that many. I though to myself ‘why are we all being held hostage by this brat?’” He said that if he was a show regular, he’d give her a piece of his mind. “I’d say, ‘You know young lady, there are hundreds of thousands of girls who are just as attractive and even smarter than you. Why are you acting like this show is a huge burden on you?’ She was on her phone during every break, ‘If you weren’t on your BlackBerry, you can retain this stuff.’” And it wasn’t only him who finds the Pretty Reckless singer annoying. He continued, “I’d just ask her ‘do you want to share with me why you’re always on your phone?’ At one point the director leaned in and whispered to me, ‘this is day in, day out, my life.’ She annoyed the entire crew.” Gunn also has choice words for “sociopaths” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the alleged White House party crashers, and “RHNJ” reality stars Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice. He said of the housewives, “I want a DNA test – how far are these women from wild animals?”
Naomi Campbell Thinks Teresa Giudice Is A “Role Model”. You know your reputation is in tatters if the only person who thinks you’re a role model is a supermodel whose own reputation also needs an overhaul. Naomi Campbell says “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is a “role model.” Campbell told host Andy Cohen on the “Watch Happens: Live” episode of the show that Giudice, who, together with husband Joe, is $11 million bankrupt, is an amazing person who can be a role model. The British catwalk beauty said, “She’s a role model. A mother, businesswoman, [who's] cooking, cleaning the house – and her kids always look… amazing.” Campbell, who had been involved in several assault charges in the past, also understands why Giudice shoved Cohen to the side when he tried to stop her from attacking co-star Danielle Staub at the reunion episode of the show last month. She said, “I understood. She didn’t see [him] at that moment, you mess with her family and that’s what you get!” Giudice, meanwhile, has been flattered by the model’s praises.
The Wendy Williams Show Is Back; Kicks Off On Labor Day. The Wendy Williams Show has been renewed for a second season. The show will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. Filmed live in New York, The Wendy Williams Show covers a mix of hot topics, celebrity news and interviews, fashion, cooking and real-life advice with a wide range of guests in addition to a bit of ridiculousness that audiences have come to expect from host Wendy Williams – and that some other show hosts make fun of her for, for example, Joel McHale of E!’s The Soup. Also new for the second season is a brand new sophisticated studio setting, allowing viewers to see the show from a new perspective as Wendy will continue to interview celebrity guests while overlooking the New York City skyline. To launch into its second season, Williams has already scheduled a bevy of intriguing celebrity guests. For the premiere of the show on Monday, The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice stop by to dish about the reunion show and tell Williams where they stand with castmate Danielle Staub. Sean Kingston will also be there to perform his new single, ‘Letting Go,’ live.On Tuesday, Let’s Make A Deal host Wayne Brady stops by to chat about the hit CBS game show, and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton chats about the latest in celebrity news. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir stop by to perform a very special song for Wendy. On Wednesday, True Blood star Rutina Wesley stops by to dish on the hit Emmy-Award winning HBO series and E!’s movie guru Ben Lyons stops by to chat about the most highly anticipated movie premieres for this fall. Australian author and youngest person to sail solo around the world, Jessica Watson, stops by to discuss her incredible journey and her new book “True Spirit,” on Thursday. Rounding out her premiere week, American Idol winner and Grammy-Award nominated R&B singer Fantasia Barrino chats about her recent struggles and will perform her new single “I’m Doin’ Me,” live on Friday.
“Real Housewife” Kelly Bensimon Thinks Danielle Staub Is “Fun To Watch” New Jersey “real housewife” Danielle Staub may have gotten on everyone’s nerves, but there’s one person who thinks she “makes for great TV.” “Real Housewives of New York” star Kelly Killoren Bensimon says Staub was “actually quite friendly.” Bensimon told our source that she loves seeing the New Jersey villainess, even hoping Staub gets her own spinoff. She said, “If Danielle gets her own spinoff, I think that’d be amazing for her. She makes for great TV. She’s out of the box and has no inhibitions. It’s not my place to say whether someone has issues or not.” “I will say she has a lot of fun with what she’s doing. I don’t know what her real life is like, but I honestly don’t think that she’s well matched against the rest of that cast for that show. Still, she definitely is fun to watch.” “I love seeing her. She has no limitations and that’s great.” Meanwhile, one of Bensimon’s co-stars wasn’t asked to return by the network. Bethenny Frankel didn’t receive an offer to return to the show for its third season, unlike the other housewives, according to our source. Not to worry, though. Frankel is already taping a second season of her own show “Bethenny Getting Married” on the same network.
LOS ANGELES – On the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” finale, we finally got to see Teresa Giudice overturn that table and call Danielle Staub a “prostitution whore,’ among other things. And so did several of the cast members’ children. I’ve criticized Teresa’s parenting on this site before, but she was the only one who had the sense enough last night to get her young children out of the room after Danielle whipped out a copy of “Cop Without a Badge”and prepared to address gossip about her sordid past. Had they stayed at the restaurant table, where the families were having a tense get-to-together, they would have watched their normally cheerful mom fly into such a shrieking, cursing rage her husband had to restrain her. But all the other’s wives children–including Danielle’s ten-year-old daughter–had front row seats to the showdown. True, Danielle had the foresight to brief them beforehand on the fact that there was this book, and there was some talk in town, and she had made some mistakes in the past–and here, she helpfully illustrated with some blurred out modeling photos that prompted horrified looks from the kids. But nothing could have prepared them for the ugly confrontation that followed. I know the producers must have encouraged the whole thing, and I know the kids–ranging in age from tweens to their early twenties–would have seen it on TV or heard about it later. But having to witness it in person while the cameras rolled was far more traumatic, I’m sure. And of all the questionable decisions the moms and dads have made on the show, that one was the worst.