LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Has the epic Dina Manzo, Carolina Manzo feud now gone from Andy Cohen to Donald Trump? A new report claims that Dina Manzo and Caroline Manzo are angry about far more than one subject. But why is Dina still close to Teresa Giudice? One report claims that Dina is hoping that Teresa chooses Dina’s charity for her upcoming appearance on the Donald Trump reality show Celebrity Apprentice.
Bravo producers know that, for reunion shows, fans most respond to shocking new storylines that never made it to taping. The previous big example was last year’s Beverly Hills Reunion. In the season finale, Bravo revealed Kim Richards went to rehab. Suddenly rehab and Richards became one of several big teasers for the reunion.
The Dina Manzo, Caroline Manzo feud this season was the shocker for this reunion taping. Yet, Dina revealed to news last night that she wants nothing to do with Bravo filming. In fact, she explains that since leaving the show she has attempted to show up at many of Teresa’s events only to change plans after she learned Bravo was filming.
“Teresa then asked me to come to the launch of a new product that’s very important to her. I said yes of course but when I heard [Bravo] cameras were going to be there I got a bit afraid.” She added “I had not attended any other events that were being filmed just to stay away from any potential drama that might go down. I wasn’t invited to any of them either but that’s beside the point lol.”
Last night, Caroline revealed to Andy Cohen that she didn’t like remarks about her in Teresa’s book or the reference to her son’s car wash idea. Teresa (clearly not a comedy writers) said the comments were jokes. What does Dina think of the reference? “She mentioned the drama with her and Caroline and I told her that if this is all about a joke in a book (and she assured me it was) that’s not enough for me to hate the mother of my God daughter and a friend of 15 years.”
Dina thought the remarks should not have been published. “Was it necessary to write that stuff in her book? Probably not but I don’t think it was written with malice either. We are all guilty of joking a little too much now & then.”
Dina tells news she is done talking about Bravo’s show. Rather she wants people to watch her own HGTV show instead. “As far as I’m concerned I’ll keep doing what I’m doing and try my best to stay out of the fray. This is the last I will discuss any of this.”
Dina’s grief is that it’s unfair for Bravo to continue to reference her in its storylines even though she is no longer on the show (and not being paid from it). “I didn’t sign on for opening up every aspect of my life to the world for the rest of my life when I signed that Bravo contract.”
So why is Dina still close to Teresa? One report claims that Dina is hoping that Teresa choosing Dina’s charity for the upcoming Donald Trump reality show.
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