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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Season 5 Finale

September 30th, 2013 11:24am EDT
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As all good things must come to an end, so must the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Must they go out with such a whimper, instead of a bang, though? These are the women that made “prostitution whore” part of our lexicon, and nary a table was flipped this entire episode.

We start off at Kim’s salon opening from hell, Posche 2: the Reckoning, where Penny and the Gorgas are still screaming at each other about Twitter. Penny maintains, steadfast, that Teresa fed her all the information she ever tweeted about, and told her to say everything nasty she ever tweeted. I mean, it’...
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'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Hair We Go Again

September 23rd, 2013 8:52am EDT
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Apparently it’s true that Justin Timberlake’s manager, Johnny, has shown interest in taking Melissa on as a potential new artist, and that wasn’t a strange dream I just had. In order to complete her demo, she has to fly down to Orlando (Joe’s going too because of reasons?) and stay at Johnny’s magical recording studio compound/human-sized mini golf castle.

The point of this trip is to whip Melissa into shape before recording her demo tape, after her disastrous session in her home studio. Before Johnny can take her around as one of his artists, she needs work. She’ll have to work with a voc...
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'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: The Blonde Drops A Bombshell

September 16th, 2013 11:28am EDT
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Teresa’s summary of the Arizona trip to her mother is hilariously succinct. “We went to Arizona and we went healing and we had SUCH a good time and now everything is better.” To Teresa, everything is so good that she can now invite her parents over for Sunday dinner. Her mother looks unconvinced, but sighs and agrees to come over. What’s one more table flip going to hurt?

Jacqueline has to face her fears and give a speech for an autism charity event (basketball is involved?), but the poor thing doesn’t even know where to begin. She looks petrified at the thought of getting on stage in fron...
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Zen Things I Hate About You

September 9th, 2013 10:37am EDT
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The gang is still in Arizona for their cleansing retreat that’s supposed to be Melissa’s birthday party for a third episode, and it’s just finally getting dramatic. Caroline, not prompted by an unseen Bravo executive or anything, asks the room if they’re all happy with each other and their relationships. Joe Gorga decides to lay it all out.

He tells Teresa in front of everyone what he and Melissa think she’s been up to with Penny, and explodes.

Flash backward 12 hours earlier.

It’s the morning of Melissa’s birthday, and she’s enjoying some cuddle-action with her husband in bed when Teres...
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Horse Whisper to a Scream

September 2nd, 2013 12:46pm EDT
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Because Andy Cohen owes a favor to the guy who runs this resort, the gang is in Arizona for another episode of cleansing and healing in the Arizona sun. Poor birthday girl Melissa didn’t sign up for this; she begs Joe for poolside cocktails when he tells her they’re going on a special horseback riding exercise. Love and light, girl.

Turns out, they’re not riding the horses. You can see Melissa dying inside. It’s a horse therapy exercise with a gruff cowboy named Wyatt, who isn’t taking nonsense from anyone. He explains that horses can pick up on your energy and authenticity (your genuine n...
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Spaghetti Western & Meatballs

August 26th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
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Teresa is having a cooking demonstration at what looks like a Bed Bath and Beyond to make grumpy middle-aged people kale bruschetta, when cousin Kathy stops by for a chat. Teresa tells her about everything that happened at the Milania Haircare party the night before with Penny and Jan, and is confident that things are alright with her and Melissa. After all, Penny told her and Joe that she had nothing to do with the cheating rumors.

But over at the Gorga mansion, Melissa and Joe are singing a different tune. As they pack for their trip to Arizona, they discuss how they’re both still uneasy...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Children Of The Scorned

August 12th, 2013 10:29am EDT
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Last week’s discussion (fight? confrontation?) between Jacqueline and Teresa wraps up as the ladies get to the real meat of the problem: their incessant need to tweet every time they’re upset with each other instead of confronting their problems directly. But they agree to get over it, essentially, and move forward in their relationship in a new way. They’ll be civil – and maybe one day, they’ll be friends again.

Jacqueline and Kathy hit up a lingerie store later on to discuss her reconciliation with Teresa, and she reveals that she’s heading to Beverly Hills soon to get a tummy tuck and h...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Best Frenemies Forever

August 5th, 2013 10:25am EDT
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In the wake of the most restorative bonding retreat in the history of trust building, all is calm and well in Franklin Lakes. Melissa goes to visit Joe with their sons at one of his construction sites, when he gives her some good news – Sizzle Tans wants the couple to appear on a series of billboards for the company.

Since Teresa was the star of a Sizzle Tans commercial several years ago, Melissa declines the offer so she won’t have something to fight about with her sister-in-law, and lets her husband star in the ad by himself. Are we all maturing already?

Things are so good, that Teresa ...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: On Thin Giud-Ice

July 29th, 2013 11:27am EDT
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The tearful reconciliation between Joe and Teresa continues, thanks to blessed angel therapist Dr. V, with more talking and negotiation. The siblings absolutely have to get everything off their chests if they really want to move on. Otherwise this whole ordeal was a bust. Send in Melissa.

Melissa is summoned, albeit hesitantly, and she tells Teresa exactly why she feels so betrayed; even if Teresa doesn’t directly say terrible things about her sister-in-law, she is always conveniently in the room when they’re being said. If she truly cared about Melissa and didn’t wish her ill, she would s...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: When Joes Collide

July 15th, 2013 10:20am EDT
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The key to a great episode of any Real Housewives franchise is to get the women out of town, in close quarters, to a luxury resort location where they are unable to escape. This episode of RHONJ is no exception.

The time came for Teresa’s trust-building relationship retreat, and her family geared up to inevitably throw down for the cameras. Tensions were running high, especially after last week’s altercation with Kim D and Melissa’s former best friend, Jan. Teresa is going into the retreat unaware that the others hate her/blame her for this incident.

As Richie says before they hit the roa...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Drinking With The Enemy

July 8th, 2013 10:21am EDT
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Kathy decided to accept her test kitchen from her awful 1950s husband so she can get some work done in peace. In this oasis, she gets to work on cannoli recipes, and invite her friends Caroline, Jacqueline and Rosie over for gossip and taste-testing without Richie breathing down her neck. Rosie delights the ladies with the tale of her meeting with Teresa, and also floats the possibility of them all accompanying her on their “stress retreat.” That would be a firm “no” from all parties.

Teresa, once again reminds the cameras that her father is very ill, and that her parents and brother are t...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

July 1st, 2013 11:36am EDT
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Grab your popcorn, because the aftermath of last week’s gym fight is about to begin.

Joe storms home after duking it out with Teresa to tell his wife all about the incident. But before he can even get to the good details, he discovers that the part about Melissa tweeting something catty to Teresa was true, and it makes him flip out. In a way, he has a point. He argues that he’s out there trying to defend her, while she’s trying to give Teresa a taste of her own medicine. Teresa may be wrong, but Melissa shouldn’t stoop to her level.

Melissa has her own fair point, which is that Teresa is ...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Gym Rats

June 24th, 2013 11:12am EDT
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Since nothing else in the entire world is happening at all, the Gorgas and the Giudices are still arguing about when Melissa went to visit her father-in-law in the hospital. The general consensus is: yes, Melissa went to the hospital, but Teresa is upset that she waited four days to do so. Melissa is a rational human being who didn’t want to give her gravely ill, elderly father-in-law pneumonia, so she didn’t go right away. Semantics.

Kathy is busy being boring and talking to Rosie and her mother about the same situation. She never went to see her uncle in the hospital because of her own f...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: It's My Party And I'll Fight If I Want To

June 17th, 2013 12:25pm EDT
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Teresa is channeling her rage into a new hobby: working out in neon spandex. She tells her trainer that she’s working on planning Gia’s 12th birthday party. It’s the first co-ed birthday event, and she’s not looking forward to having boys in the picture. She’s not sure if Joe and Melissa are going to attend.

Jacqueline has found through her research that autistic children could benefit through a hyperbaric chamber bed, so that’s what they buy for Nicholas. Joe sees Jacqueline playing in this giant chamber with her son, and speaks in his Talking Head about how petty his problems are with hi...
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'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: A Manzo Of Her Word

June 10th, 2013 1:17pm EDT
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If anything ever happens to Teresa Giudice, Milania will step right in and take her place. Teresa is doing her best to help the girls understand the importance of sisterhood and loving one another, but they’re not quite getting the message. Milania is obviously the star of the exchange, mimicking her mother’s speech as they eat dinner and make cards for their sick grandfather. God bless us everyone.

Joe and Melissa are still trying to sell the house that they promised to sell during the last reunion special to get away from Teresa. Blame the economy. The problem is that they’re asking for ...
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Garden State of Emergency

June 3rd, 2013 11:15am EDT
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The fifth season for Real Housewives of New Jersey opens on a somber note in November 2012, as all the women deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in their own way. Most of the families have houses down at the Jersey shore, and the wrath of the storm has all but destroyed their vacation homes. Fortunately, they all have enough humility to recognize onscreen that some people can’t go home to unaffected houses, as they live at the shore full time.

Now, you would think that a major disaster would bring the women together and make them realize that their normal fighting is petty, and sens...
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Jacqueline Laurita Leaves 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'

September 29th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
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There goes another one! Following the dismissal of four castmates in "New York", the departure of Real Housewives crosses over state lines to New Jersey with Jacqueline Laurita. Jersey’s Laurita, cites her waning sanity as her reason for leaving the show Tweeting, “I can’t be a part of the Charade anymore. It’s unsettling. It’s disturbing & against what I stand for. I’m a REAL housewife."

Jacqueline, who debuted a sexy post-baby body this season due in part to Medifast, followed up her Tweet with her expectations of the future, “I’d like to only focus on positive things now please. I threw...
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Bullets Booze and Ballroom Invade 'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey'

June 28th, 2011 8:10am EDT
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The Jersey housewives continue trying to heal old wounds and not creating new ones; the episode is laden with bullets, booze, and ballroom. The episode begins where the last one left off with the confrontation between Melissa and Teresa and the argument over who started it first and how they are going to finish it. Teresa takes Jabs at Melissa over money issues and Melissa tells Teresa not to go there, she should be the last person to talk about money. After running out of things to rehash and argue about Melissa and Teresa agree on one thing it’s about family. They agree to try to make th...
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