Dina Manzo (Who Just Landed an Acting Role) Announces She is Getting Divorced; Is Jennifer Dalton Teresa Giudice’s or Melissa Gorga’s Friend?; Teresa to Get Revenge in Season 5 RHONJ?; Joe Gorga Berated Teresa for Not Visiting Him in the Hospital
February 1, 2013 198 Comments
Dina Manzo (Who Just Landed an Acting Role) Announces She is Getting Divorced
On February 1, 2013, Dina Manzo announced on Twitter that she and Tommy, her husband of seven years (and Albert Manzo’s brother), are getting divorced:
My secret…I have been separated since October, my heart hurts but Tommy & I will always share a very special love. So grateful for the support of my loved ones during this time, especially my spiritual friends. You know who u are xoxo. And of course my biggest supporter Lexi, Tommy adores her & they will remain close.
Albert and Tommy co-own The Brownstone in Paterson, NJ.
Tommy and Dina’s wedding was featured on VH1′s ‘My Big Fabulous Wedding’ in 2007 (video here).
On January 30, 2013, Celebuzz announced that Dina Manzo landed an acting gig on a soap opera-inspired series:
Dina Manzo is making the leap from reality to scripted.
The former castmember on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey and star of HGTV’s Dina’s Party has landed a role on a new series that portrays the behind-the-scenes on daily soap operas called Tainted Dreams.
Created by Emmy-winning director and soap opera veteran Sonia Blangiardo (General Hospital, As the World Turns, All My Children, One Life to Live), the new dramedy casts Manzo as Allessandra DiGiacomo.
Her character is described as a “smart and successful New York City corporate CEO whose younger gay brother [played by My Big Gay Italian Wedding's Anthony Wilkinson] will face unexpected circumstances due to his sexuality.”
“Coming from a large Italian family, I was immediately drawn to the character of Alessandra’s family dynamic,” Manzo says in a statement.
Regarding the casting, Blangiardo says, “I created the role of Alessandra with Dina Manzo in mind, and we are thrilled to have her join our cast. Her constant support of the gay community and her talent makes her the perfect choice for this series.”
The director created Tainted Dreams after the last of the NYC-based soap operas, One Life to Live, shut down production in November of last year.
“I was struck by the loss of this unique art form that had been such an integral part of NYC for decades. I wanted to somehow capture my own two decades working behind the scenes of three different NYC-based soaps,” Blangiardo explains.
“As a long-time fan of One Life to Live, I am excited to be part of a project centered around the rich, proud heritage of NYC-based daytime drama,” Manzo adds.
Is Jennifer Dalton Teresa Giudice’s or Melissa Gorga’s Friend?
On December 29, 2012, Fame-Whorgas published a story about Teresa Giudice’s Bravo-paid friend Jennifer Dalton fraternizing with Melissa Gorga.
Below is the latest photo, courtesy of Chris Stark, of Jennifer with Melissa:
Pictured below is an older photo, courtesy of Crushable, of Kathy Wakile, Jennifer Dalton, Jennifer’s good friend Misa Hylton Brim, and Melissa Gorga.
We all know what happened when Melissa befriended Teresa’s castmate Danielle, her cousin Kathy, her friend Jacqueline and her acquaintance Caroline. I don’t think it is possible for Melissa to have mutual friends with Teresa because Melissa will always be whispering lies into their ears to turn them against her. Look what she did to Teresa’s relationship with her brother.
Teresa to Get Revenge in Season 5 RHONJ?
RadarOnline is reporting that Teresa plans to get revenge during season 5 of RHONJ.
January 31, 2013
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been locked in a bitter feud with her brother Joe and his wife Melissa Gorga and a source close to the reality maven says that she’s not letting up an inch in season 5!
“Teresa is not going to take any sh*t from her family members! She felt like everyone ganged up on her last season and she has been dishing it out herself so far this season,” the source shares.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Teresa and Joe fought with each other, yet again, at Kim D’s recent jewelry party, but the source vows that was just a taste of what’s ahead!
“Teresa doesn’t plan to let anything go this season, she wants to make sure that her family understands that she believes she is the one who is being attacked and she isn’t going to let them try and destroy her.”
And, while she’s busy building her empire with cookbooks and wine, Teresa wants to make sure that she doesn’t look bad because of what people say about her.
“She is going to stand up for herself every time she feels attacked and even though blood is thicker than water and she always says family is the most important thing to her, she plans to defend herself from any attacks.”
Joe Gorga Berated Teresa for Not Visiting Him in the Hospital
RadarOnline reported (see story below) that the argument between Teresa and Joe Gorga at Kim D’s jewelry party on January 18, 2013, was over Teresa not visiting her brother during his brief stay in the hospital for the flu beginning on January 10, 2013 — he must have recovered quickly because he was photographed dining out with Melissa on January 15, 2013. Joe needs to remember that he is an adult with a wife and children, and that his sister, who has a career, husband and four young children of her own, is not his keeper… and their elderly father was in the hospital at the time with a much more serious illness, and that was her priority. Joe Gorga needs to stop being such a baby — he should be more concerned that his wife’s biggest focus during the first day of his hospital stay was her amazing blowout:
“Just left @BogettaSB salon in Cedar grove.. Seriously the best blowout around.” – Melissa Gorga, January 11, 2013, Twitter
January 30, 2013
Teresa Giudice is starting the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey exactly the same way she ended the last one – yelling and fighting with her brother Joe Gorga, and RadarOnline.com has all the exclusive details on what sparked the most recent round of fighting.
The fiery reality TV star was helping her friend Kim DePaola promote her jewelry line recently when the latest altercation occurred and within seconds the siblings were at each other’s throats!
Apparently trouble started after Kim D’s assistant Maria Sancilio attempted to get Joe, who is married to Teresa’s long-time adversary, Melissa Gorga, to kiss and make-up with his sister.
“That’s your only sister, make peace,” Maria told Joe, Fox News Correspondent Tom Murro exclusively tells RadarOnline.com.
“Shut up and get the f**k out of here,” Joe screamed back, before promptly getting in to the bitter battle with Teresa.
“Why didn’t you call me? I was in the hospital?” he screamed at his sister, who quickly snapped back, “Why didn’t your wife tell me?”
That set Joe off, and he tore into Teresa, slamming her for “always bringing my wife up!”
In true Giudice style, all the drama was caught on camera, including Joe storming out of the party after his sibling screaming match ended.
Meanwhile, Kim D, who is solidly Team Teresa, explained why she is so loyal to her friend.
“I owe a lot of the success of my store, Posche, to Teresa, and of course Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo have also been very supportive,” she told Murro. “I think Teresa is a phenomenal friend and extremely supportive and very influential in getting me on the show.”
Kim D went on to explain why she gives so much credit to Teresa for the popularity of her jewelry, saying that Giudice helped dramatically increase awareness of the brand by wearing it in public, especially the Couture Cuff, which is Teresa’s favorite item from the fashionable line.
Teresa Giudice Shares Way Too Much Information About Her Sex Life
Teresa is once again giving the viewers way too much information about her sex life with Joe — didn’t she learn her lesson in season 4 that no one wants to hear the details of ANY cast member’s sex life?! Teresa, get a new PR agent, STAT!
January 23, 2013
Teresa Giudice is FAR from bashful about spilling on her very active sex life with husband Joe! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star opened up about her sex life and revealed how she and her husband have maintained their marriage for twelve years in a new interview with Star magazine, and RadarOnline.com has the details.
“My secret to a great marriage is to make sure you give it to him every night,” the 40-year-old dishes.
“My husband is always poking me in bed, and I think, ‘Can’t I have a night off?’” Luckily, the reality TV star gets a little easy to obtain help to get her in the mood, Fabellini sparkling wine!
“It gets me in the mood, and Joe just shows up!” Teresa says.
For more of Teresa’s tips for a happy marriage and to read all about her relationship with Joe, pick up the latest issue of Star magazine — on newsstands Thursday.
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