ATLANTIC CITY (LALATE) – Teresa Giudice’s nephew and Danielle Staub’s tape dominated a Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion tonight that was more baffling than battling. Whereas the Real Housewives of New York reunion featured stingy jabs that left members in tears, tonight’s reunion featured three Housewives against the “villain” who never let a hair (extension) fall out of position. As Caroline Manzo put it, the reunion lacked explanations.
“That snarky look doesn’t work with me. You are disgrace. You are disgraceful. Explain that. Explain that to me. I don’t care, explain that.” (Did you ever notice how Caroline tends to repeat herself a bit too much.)
And then came the Teresa Giudice nephew comment from Staub. Danielle asks “Did you you acknowledge your nephew?” Immediately it heats up, on set and online, as fans took to the net to figure out what exactly Danielle is getting at. NJ.com said “We don’t know what she’s talking about, but we can certainly guess what she’s getting at.” Cafemom calls it “extremely confusing”. Buddy TV said of the exchange “There is something very disturbing going on behind those cold, dead eyes [of Teresa's]. I don’t even know what is going on.”
Teresa’s response is “Do not break up my family!” Why? Explain that to me, Teresa. As Staub exists, Cohen tries to get Teresa to sit down and she pushes him. “You better get her back here, Andy!”
Cohen responds “You’re strong!” Cohen told news today “I should have gotten hazard pay for this” fight. Let’s hope Real Housewives beat WWE Monday Night Raw in the ratings this evening.
And what happens next week? Staub says “Somebody will be shamed [in the reunion show] and it will not be me. And in the end [of the reunion show] you will be more shocked. And the more shocked will be about me.”
UPDATE 8/31/10: THE NEPHEW IS REVEALED: CLICK HERE for the explanation