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Danielle Staub Would Give Melissa Gorga a Run for Her Money If She Returns to RHONJ – Danielle Outs Melissa on WWHL

November 9, 2017 218 comments

This blog was originally published on September 8, 2013.

WWHL Update 9/9/2013: Danielle was shown clips of what the current Housewives said about her during their appearances on WWHL. The following are her comments after watching each clip.

On Caroline saying that if she could take back a moment on the show, it would be her meeting with Danielle, because she was mean to her – she called her a clown:

That would be the moment? The clown moment? Really?! I’m not buying it. But thank you.

On Teresa feeling an alliance with Danielle, in hindsight:

I love Teresa. I have absolutely no problems with Teresa. I really feel like she was probably stuck in between friendship and a kinship with a family that she’s known for the better part of her life and in trying to create a friendship with me. I think she was manipulated by a lot by them. Like she said, I did know things but it’s not my place. I know things about all of them. It’s not my place. In time, everyone exposes themselves – I think I said that. And I do truly believe that she feels remorse. I felt her heart when she was just speaking, and I believe it. I believe her.

On Jacqueline saying Danielle stalks her and says horrible things about her:

I think she needs to put the wine away and possibly seek help for that. I have not been around her. I haven’t tweeted, I haven’t talked. If you wanna check timelines – the internet, you can’t erase it – we all know that. We all have regrets on that. And I think that probably she might possibly be the worst example of somebody creating a truth. You know, I moved on from her the moment that she showed me her true colors. And I did genuinely hug her goodbye (at the end of the season 2 reunion special) because I felt like we had a relationship at one time, and I felt bad for her because I knew she was again caught in between family and friendship. But, in time, after that, when I thought that we were just going to move on from it, I would just read just horrific things on Twitter, and I just knew then that was just never going to be someone that I could move on from.

On Melissa saying Danielle in-boxed her on Facebook about the sprinkle cookies and that she never met her in person:

Well, the one truth in there is that we did never meet; however, it was because I wouldn’t allow that to happen. She wanted to film during season 2, and she thought it would be a good way to get back at Teresa. And I said I wanted absolutely nothing to do with that, however, I would forward all her e-mails, which were a lot, to the producers, which I did. Which is how, after two seasons of her being behind the scenes – on camera but behind the scenes – she all the sudden became a person of interest and that’s how she landed on the show. Um, I think that it would be good for her to just come clean. I wanted nothing to do with what she wanted to do to Teresa. It’s not my place. I don’t play with that. Karma has a return policy and it isn’t an exchange.

It would be an interesting battle between Danielle Staub and Melissa Gorga if Danielle were to return to the show.

In May 2010, when her memoir, “The Naked Truth,” hit book shelves, Danielle went on a national book tour, the same thing that Melissa will be doing when her memoir hits shelves on September 17, 2013.

Danielle would have something to say to Melissa about her friendship with Kim G – Melissa and Kathy were buddies with Kim G in season 3 (Kim G was ousted from the show early that season).

In an interview with PopEater in June 2010 (video below), Danielle said she is not the reason Dina left the show, plus she commented about Teresa “pretending that she’s rich.” And about all her RHONJ castmates, Danielle said:

“In me, they have all seen a little piece of them. Those women completely broke my spirit.”

Bravo recently ran a marathon of past seasons of RHONJ, and fans went on Twitter to express their support for Danielle. Many pointed out the spa party at Danielle’s home in season 1 episode 3 (“Not One of Us”) where, during Botox injections and lip plumping, Dina threw some zingers at Danielle, for which she apologized in her Bravo blog for the episode (also read Danielle, Jacqueline, Caroline, and Teresa’s Bravo blogs for the episode). The following are some of those tweets and Danielle’s replies.

Keri Lewis ‏@Caseylew 30 Aug
@daniellestaub BEST wishes for your upcoming WWHL appearance. Please sing again? I really thought you had the best voice of ANY RHW ever!

Keri Lewis ‏@Caseylew 30 Aug
@daniellestaub I was watching the TBT old episodes–SERIOUSLY, you got picked on. ALL STARTED w/DINA. You never had a chance & you tried!!

danielle staub ‏@daniellestaub 30 Aug
@Caseylew thank you for that … Very perceptive and accurate

Keri Lewis ‏@Caseylew 30 Aug
@daniellestaub So glad @Bravotv aired it all again. Enlightening in hindsight…You were an outsider and I believe you were sincerely trying

Keri Lewis ‏@Caseylew 31 Aug
@jlisas777 @daniellestaub Watch how Dina treated Danielle when Danielle tried to start over and sincerely tried to be friends. It’s gross.

danielle staub ‏@daniellestaub
@Caseylew @jlisas777 Keri I cannot thank you enough for pointing out these things #gratitude #lovenlightds
11:45 AM – 31 Aug 13

lauren marie ‏@lau1220 30 Aug
@Caseylew @daniellestaub agreed it was like the movie mean girls

Sue Cohen ‏@plainviewsue 30 Aug
@Caseylew @daniellestaub I still feel in my gut it was Jacqueline who told Danielle everything about Dina. J wanted to bring Dina down. IMO!

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During the same interview with PopEater, there is a clip of Danielle singing live (“Real Close,” featuring Lori Michaels) on WWHL.

Danielle Staub Makes an Appearance on WWHL After the Premiere of RHONJ Season 5 Episode 15

September 1, 2013 221 comments

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Danielle Staub will be Andy Cohen’s guest on WWHL after the premiere of RHONJ season 5 episode 15 on September 8, 2013. It is rumored that she taped a scene for season 5 with Teresa Giudice on March 10, 2013 (click here for that story).

Lets take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about the shenanigans surrounding Danielle.

The original cast was signed in 2007. Season 1 taped during the spring and summer of 2008. On April 15, 2008, NBC/Bravo-owned Television Without Pity reported the following:

“The newest edition to Bravo’s successful Real Housewives franchise brings big homes, big hair, new money and drama. Shot through Bravo’s pop culture filter, welcome to New Jersey, home to five of the Garden State’s most affluent ladies and the families they run. These best friends do everything over-the-top, from their decorating, to their dating and their fighting. The Real Housewives of New Jersey showcases the McMansions and lavish lifestyles of these women and all the drama that money can buy.”

RHONJ season 1 premiered on May 12, 2009 (10 episodes). In the last scene of the season 1 finale, after the infamous table flip, Danielle was carping about Teresa and her former home before moving into the mansion:

“Teresa’s threatening me as I’m leaving. She goes, ‘You’re lucky you’re leaving in one piece.’

“I would take her down. She talks. She ‘Blah blah blah blah.’  I just looked at her like, ‘Are you kidding?’

“And let’s not mention the little hole she was living in before she moved into the mansion she’s living in now. Frickin’ linoleum floors. Unfreakin’ believable.

“I don’t take threats kindly. Dina threatened me once and look where it got here – her whole family turned against her on that one.”

In the summer of 2008, according to Teresa, she had only known Danielle for a few months so there is no way Danielle would have known about her former home and that it had linoleum floors unless she was told this by someone with a vendetta against Teresa.

During taping for season 2, with Teresa having watched the season 1 finale and knowing what Danielle said about the “little hole she was living in before she moved into the mansion she’s living in now,” Teresa confronted Danielle at the Posche Fashion Show (season 2 episode 10).

The following is a partial transcript of that confrontation.

D: What is that ghetto thing you’re doing?

T: Don’t forget girlfriend, I’m from Paterson (sarcastically). Did you forget?

D: Yeah, I know! … I saw the house you lived in Teresa before you moved into the mansion.

T: So what bitch! I live in a $5 million home now, bitch!

D: And it’s in foreclosure!

T: No it’s not! … My house is not in foreclosure, bitch!

D: Get her away from me.

T: You are a coke whore!

On September 6, 2010, after the season 2 reunion was taped, Danielle told that Joe Gorga had been in touch with her for the past year and a half – Melissa probably even longer (it was at the season 2 reunion that Danielle brought up the nephew comment – referring to little Joey Gorga – that sent Teresa into a frenzy and resulted in Melissa being cast on the show the next season).

“Teresa never greeted her nephew. I have proof of that in email. She never said congratulations to her brother when her nephew was born.

“Her brother has been directly contacting me for the past year and a half, letting me know how he feels about his sister. And how he and his wife – pregnant wife – were thrown from her house because they brought my favorite cookies to Christmas Eve.

“And not once do you see her with her brother and her sister-in-law and their beautiful children. Not once! But she glorifies everybody else. Why couldn’t she show her real family? Why? Just tell me why? Because they have more than her maybe? Because she’s jealous of them maybe? Or maybe they would have told the truth and said Teresa goes off like that all the time. ‘It’s not just Danielle. Teresa’s certifiably crazy.’

“I think they’re going to have their chance now to speak the truth. Go for it, I’m all behind you.”

In a tweet, Danielle claimed that in November 2009 Melissa sent this message:

“Will you (DS) help me expose Teresa and Joe please?”

Following Danielle’s tweet, Melissa tweeted the following denial:

“Let’s be clear. After I posted abt the xmas cookies incident on FB she approached me to film w/ her. Did I film? No! Begged her? Please.”

Danielle then responded, saying she saved e-mails and voice-mails from Melissa:

“Be careful dear I saved all your lengthy emails and recorded your calls to me you sure you wanna lie???”

On August 7, 2011, during Teresa’s guest spot on WWHL, Danielle tweeted that executive producer Rebecca Toth has copies of Melissa’s emails to Danielle (Danielle forwarded them to Rebecca during season 2):

“@AllAboutTRHONJ you do realize I’m not the only one holding that info right??? One other person has it!!!”

About Melissa Gorga, Danielle said in a Twitter direct message to mardigrabarbie on November 16, 2011 (after the reunion 3 special):

“MG is a piece of shit nobody. I’ll shut her down very soon. I got bigger fish to fry this week and next week but interesting indeed.”

At the end of part 2 of the season 2 reunion special in September 2010, Danielle hugged it out with Teresa and Jacqueline and called a truce; Caroline refused to accept her apology. On January 12, 2013, Danielle tweeted that only Teresa kept her promise for the truce; however, Danielle also tweeted that she would forgive Teresa only if she apologized in person (perhaps that’s what happened at their meeting on March 10, 2013).

Caroline testified against Danielle in September 2010 when her ex-husband filed a $5 million lawsuit for defamation. The following is the September 2010 story from Jezebel.

Caroline Manzo has been dragged into the legal battle between Danielle Staub and her ex-husband Kevin Maher—the guy who wrote the now infamous Cop Without a Badge—being deposed on his behalf in his Federal defamation lawsuit against Staub.

In October 2009 Maher, filed a $5 million lawsuit against Staub claiming she slandered and defamed him with stories about how he repeatedly beat and raped her and also killed her dog (sometimes saying that he hanged the dog, sometimes saying that he shot it), spreading the tales after his book Cop Without a Badge—that exposed her past as a drug addict, prostitute, and kidnapper—was brought to light on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Manzo was brought in to help Maher prove his allegations by relaying, under oath, what Staub had told her about her ex. In the deposition documents, obtained by Radar, Manzo said:

“She depicted him as a monster. She depicted him as someone who would beat her daily, as someone that put her in the hospital due to the beatings, I want to say on more than one occasion. She told a story about being raped on broken glass. One incident, she said that he shot her dog. And then another incident she claimed that he hanged her dog. I’m confused as to whether this all was at the same moment of the rape on the glass with the dog, and inserted a pistol up her vagina and played like a Russian roulette.”

She added:

“She claimed to have been hiding in a tree at some point, afraid that when he came home he would find her and beat her. She claimed to be the victim of prostitution due to his demands, that he put her into that world, again depicting him as an absolute monster. And the only reason she stayed with him, because she feared for her life if she left.”

Maher says that those tales are all lies. Staub denies making those allegations against him, and filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit, arguing that there even if she did, there’s “no evidence” that she did and that he can’t legally prove it. But it seems that Staub didn’t know of Manzo’s deposition at the time.

Staub and Maher previously sat down for a nine-and-a-half hour mediation session regarding the case that resulted in basically nothing. In Manzo’s deposition, on July 22, 2010, she said that she was in the room—but “did not comment”—when Staub was describing her rape and beatings and dog-killing at the hands of Maher to Jacqueline Laurita, and joked, “I don’t want to talk about it for nine hours.” Ironically, less than two weeks later, Manzo spent 10 hours filming the explosive two-part Housewives reunion.

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Caroline appeared on Watch What Happens Live on March 28, 2013, to promote her book, and a caller asked her what was the one thing she regrets over all the seasons. Caroline replied:

“I regret my meeting with Danielle Staub. I was mean to her. And I don’t like being that person. I called her a clown. I just don’t like doing that, but it’s something that I had to do.

Danielle tweeted about Caroline’s comment:

“Let’s not forget saying my kids have no light in their eyes…my kids have beautiful light in their eyes and, if she were genuine, she would apologize to them.”

In response to the physical altercation at the grand opening of Posche 2 on March 30, 2013, Danielle tweeted Bravo and Andy Cohen:

“STOP promoting this behavior! I’m truly disgusted that this continues. Fire them ALL.”

Danielle also used the hashtag “#KARMAhasARRIVED”.

Melissa Gorga’s Sister, Lysa Simpson, Dares Bravo to “Keep Coming for My Sister”; Melissa’s Other Sister, Kim Pirrella, Dreamed of Being a Singer; Danielle Staub Tells Andy Cohen to “Fire Them ALL”

April 9, 2013 178 comments

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“Kim told me that she and Lysa expected to be on the show by next season. They told me they would be taking Teresa and Kathy’s place. So we should show our support by tweeting about them too… Kim and Lysa want to be on the show so bad they both work on losing weight and getting plastic surgery like Melissa, but they are so ugly on the inside. I have the messages saved so I can prove everything.” – ExMarcoSistersFan, May 4, 2013, Faux Reality Entertainment

Melissa Gorga’s Sister Dares BravoTV to “Keep Coming for My Sister”

On April 6, 2013, Melissa Gorga’s sister Lysa Simpson (also their nanny) tweeted BravoTV about messing with Melissa, saying: “Keep coming for my sister, I dare you.” It looks like Bravo is planning to air the cheating rumors about Melissa, which could be the reason for Lysa’s tweets (which she deleted the next day). Perhaps Melissa should have thought twice before making one of her season 4 storylines the rumor Teresa repeated to her brother, the one about Melissa leaving Joe for a richer man.

Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson
@Bravotv keep coming for my sister, I dare you

Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson
If you want to get to my little sister, you have to go thru me! If you want to get to me, U have to go thru my big sister @kimpirrella #what 9:30 PM – 6 Apr 13
Retweeted by Kim Pirrella

Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson
You’re barking up the wrong tree

Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson
My mom told me to play nice but I’m done

AnnaLove ‏@Annam24Anna
@LysaSimpson @kimpirrella sisters r awesome! Ya never mess w some ones sister unless u wanna get slapped Retweeted by Lysa Simpson 9:45 PM – 6 Apr 13

Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson
Don’t test me, I will surprise you

AndyCohensFanPage ‏@weloveandycohen
@melissagorga Your sister Lysa tweeted to @Bravotv @BravoAndy “keep coming for my sister, i dare you.” How is Bravo coming for u? 9:21 AM – 7 Apr 13

OriginalTableFlipper ‏@TreGiudiceFan
@Bravotv @BravoAndy Why was @LysaSimpson mad at you last night boss?

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Melissa Gorga is Following Her Other Sister’s Dream of Being a Singer

Melissa’s other sister, Kim Pirrella, retweeted Lysa’s tweet: “If you want to get to my little sister, you have to go thru me! If you want to get to me, you have to go thru my big sister.” A source tells Fame-Whorgas that it was Kim, not Melissa, who dreamed of being a singer, and she “can sing very well, much much better than Melissa.”

The following is part of the e-mail Fame-Whorgas received from the source, who wishes to remain anonymous:

Things are getting really crazy in NJ!! I have heard that things are going to get way crazier.

All the stuff about Bryan and Love being friends and her hating Mel are very true. Bryan did not sell any stories, but they have been talking to his friends, and more of his friends will be coming forward because they are tired of what the Marcos are trying to do to Bryan. I think no one came forward because Melissa was pretty much a joke around TR (Toms River); but now that she is trying to hurt people (outside of Teresa’s family), people are getting angry.

I have been told on good authority, and this has come from Kim (Melissa’s sister), that Kim was heartbroken when Melissa decided to “follow her dreams of being a singer” because it is completely untrue. The footage you have seen of Melissa singing as a little girl is just that, a little girl being a girl. Her dream was never to sing. It was actually her sister Kim’s dream! Kim was devastated because she can actually sing and can sing very well, much much better than Melissa. I heard this before from a friend [edited out], but heard it again from another reliable source recently, so I truly believe that it is truth.

[Edited out] Scottie Simpson (Lysa’s husband) hates the show and thinks that it has caused nothing but drama, and he really doesn’t want anything to do with it, but his wife (Lysa) is obsessed with it and would love to be on the show.

[Edited out] said that Kim doesn’t even really like Melissa, and she has said that Melissa is selfish and not really a good person. I personally think that part of the reason Lysa and Kim are so ‘close’ with Melissa is because they want to get on the show (other family members definitely do as well); it seems to me that Lysa gets much more involved where as Kim seems not to (even more reason that I think Kim does honestly feel that way about Melissa).

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Kim has published cooking videos on YouTube (see video below) and she is one of the founders of NotSoSoccerMomRadio.

Kim was featured as one of the “The Real Housewives of South Jersey 2013” in the The Boardwalk Journal (photo below), which is published by James Leonard Jr., the Gorga’s attorney. Kim, as well as Lysa, would like to be a reality TV star.
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Danielle Staub Tweets Andy Cohen to “Fire Them ALL” and Says Caroline Manzo Should Apologize to Her Daughters for Saying They Have No Light in Their Eyes

Caroline Manzo appeared on Watch What Happens Live on March 28, 2013, to promote her book, and a caller asked her what was the one thing she regrets over all the seasons. Caroline replied:

“I regret my meeting with Danielle Staub. I was mean to her. And I don’t like being that person. I called her a clown. I just don’t like doing that, but it’s something that I had to do.

Danielle tweeted about Caroline’s comment:

“Let’s not forget saying my kids have no light in their eyes…my kids have beautiful light in their eyes and, if she were genuine, she would apologize to them.”

In response to the physical altercation at the grand opening of Posche 2, Danielle tweeted Bravo and Andy Cohen:

“STOP promoting this behavior! I’m truly disgusted that this continues. Fire them ALL.”

She also used the hashtag “#KARMAhasARRIVED”.

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The following are the tweets from/to Danielle about Caroline and how disgusted she is with Bravo for promoting this type of behavior.