Season 8 of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey is slated to premiere on October 4th. As previously reported, the cast includes Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Siggy Flicker and new addition Margaret Josephs.
Kim DePaola and Danielle Staub have recurring roles and both ladies bring a heavy dose of drama and conflict which appear to be auditions for full time status in up coming seasons. Love them or hate them, Kim D and Staub deliver.
Kim D confronts Teresa Giudice with ugly accusations of extramarital relationships which accusations become the catalyst for Teresa questioning the loyalty of decade old friendships. In an interesting deja vu moment Teresa calls Kim D a “piece of shit coke whore,” words that she used to describe her former enemy Danielle Staub in prior years.
Staub parlays her new friendship with Teresa into invitations to film. But without arch rival families Laurita and Manzo to target, Staub quickly seeks to divide and manipulate Teresa’s existing friendships.
A source close to production confirms that Staub says and does whatever is necessary to ramp up the drama for the cameras.
“When they [Production] said they weren’t interested in filming Danielle’s surprise marriage proposal, she went into overdrive. She pitched a twist that they could not refuse. Danielle asked Melissa [Gorga] and the pig tail lady [Margaret Josephs] to be in her wedding. She asked Teresa to be the maid [of Honor]. Teresa couldn’t answer her – she kept stuttering.”
Well don’t we always ask women we friended weeks earlier to be in our weddings?
Does this guarantee Danielle full time status next year? Or just add another proposal to her prior record of “ENGAGED! 19 TIMES. . . “