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Friday, July 30, 2010

Andy With The RHODC And "Flipping Out" Favorites

Pics./Tweets from Andy, he is in CA for The RHODC.

With my "flipping out" honeys, Jeff and Jenni! #iloveflippingout #nbcparty

Getting ready to unleash Real Housewives of DC on the TV Critics of America at NBC party in Bev Hills

Kelly-RHONY Looks Amazing

Picture and Tweet from Kelly.

With @micahjesse. he's amaze

Bravo Not Involved With Salahi RHODC Premiere Party

From The Washington Post.

By: Roxanne Roberts & Amy Argetsinger
It wouldn't be a season of "Real Housewives" without a social disgrace or two, a little cocktail party condemnation of some kind, would it? It's happening in real life, with Bravo denouncing an event, thrown by a pal of Tareq and Michaele Salahi, that claimed to be the "official" premiere party for the new D.C.-based season.

Jamie Windon
Several of the 'Wives were upset to see their images used in the fliers for the party at EFN Lounge, which they say they're not attending. And on Friday, Bravo released a statement Friday declaring that the EFN party -- with ticket prices from $25 to $500 -- is not an official event at all.

"NBC Universal and Bravo have not sanctioned and are not involved," in the nightclub promotion, the statement said. "Any assertions otherwise are false."

Howard Cromwell, promoter of the EFN party and proprietor of something called "D.C.'s Most Fabulous Magazine" (don't worry, we hadn't heard of it either), told us that he had amended his marketing materials in compliance with Bravo's demands. His Web site still promises that his party will be "hosted by Michaele Salahi"; the two have worked together on other events, including the Salahis' controversial America's Polo Cup. Will she be there? Who knows, but Bravo says all five Housewives will be at the real official premiere party, Thursday night at the Madison hotel. Don't try to buy tickets though -- it's invitation-only.

Jacqueline-RHONJ Loves Mr. Clean

Video of Jacqueline promoting Mr.Clean.

The RHOA On Ghost Hunters

Press release from The Futon Critic.

Released by Syfy


Los Angeles, California - July 30, 2010 - Ghost Hunters, Syfy's hugely successful reality series, has announced a trio of special guest investigators. Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Sheree Whitfield, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak are on the case at the historic Rhodes Hall in Atlanta, GA as they join Jason, Grant and the rest of the team for an unforgettable investigation. The episode is slated to air on Syfy this fall.

Since the series debuted in 2004, viewers have flocked to Syfy on Wednesday nights at 9pm to catch the latest hair-raising cases from the files of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), led by Rhode Island plumbers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson. The first half of season six (airing spring 2010), averaged a 1.9 Household rating, 2.6 million total viewers, 1.6 million Adults 18-49 and 1.6 million Adults 25-54. Its spin-off series, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy, have continued to cement the Ghost Hunters brand as the top paranormal franchise in cable.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an up-close and personal look at fabulous women from Atlanta's social elite as they juggle their burgeoning careers and busy home lives with the whirl of the south's hottest city. These driven and ambitious women prove that they're not just "housewives," but entrepreneurs, doting mothers and feisty southern women.

Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter, My Fair Wedding). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as Sci Fi Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Caroline-RHONJ Deposed In Maher Lawsuit

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Vicki Hyman/The Star-Ledger
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Caroline Manzo has been deposed in a $5 million defamation lawsuit filed against Danielle Staub by Staub's ex-husband Kevin Maher.

“Caroline Manzo saw Danielle Staub for who she truly is right off the bat and never gave Danielle the opportunity to hurt her like the rest of the housewives did,” Maher says via email, “therefore we felt that Caroline’s testimony would be impartial and the most valued in these proceedings.”

Maher sued Staub last year after his ex-wife told media outlets that Maher raped her and continually beat her, which Maher has denied. Her relationship to Maher and her criminal past came out during the show’s first season, when Manzo dug up a copy of “Cop Without a Badge,” about Maher’s journey from ex-con to confidential informant; his relationship with Staub, whom he describes as a "coke whore," is a small but very entertaining part of the book.

Also aiding Maher in his lawsuit: Steve Zalewski, whom Staub sued last year over his purported attempt to leak a sex tape (Zalewski returned fire on Staub last month, alleging defamation and harassment), and Daniel Aguilar, a onetime drug drealer with whom Staub was arrested in a kidnapping and drugs scheme. Aguilar spent 15 years in prison after Staub cooperated with authorities in the case, and recently phoned up the reality show star to ask for the $100,000 he paid to bail her out of jail all those years ago, RadarOnline reports. Staub then called police to claim Aguilar is stalking her, says Aguilar, who soon got a call from a detective about the incident.

Maher plans to file another defamation suit against Staub within the next week about her memoir, “The Naked Truth,” in which she further details their allegedly abusive relationship.

Staub's lawyer Bob Cherry had no comment, not even to say whether he was representing Staub in this matter or not.

Teresa-RHONJ In Bronxville To Sign "Skinny Italian"

Article from Bronxville-Eastchester Patch.

Hundreds Turn Out to Meet Real Housewives of NJ Star in
Teresa Giudice signed copies of her cookbook Skinny Italian at Enchanté on Tuesday night

By Nicole Scarmeas

About 300 fans stood in line outside Enchanté in Bronxville on Tuesday night to meet Teresa Giudice, one of the stars of Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey, who was on hand to sign her cookbook, Skinny Italian.

Of those, some 150 had made reservations—which required a minimum purchase of $75—ahead of time, while the rest did so before going into the shop. Allowing about 30 people in at a time, some fans were outside until 9:30 p.m.

Giudice, a mother of four, is probably best known for the table-flipping incident last season, which earned the show some of its highest ratings. Recently, reports have centered around the Jersey native and her husband, Joe's, bankruptcy filing.

But on Tuesday, fans didn't seem to care about the reality star's money troubles.

"She's just so cool," said Julius Michael, a hairstylist in White Plains. As he got his book personalized by Giudice, she said, "I like your name."

And Angela Pellegrino of Yonkers said she loves Giudice because, "She's so gorgeous!"

Teresa Giudice with Jessica Ganz, manager of Enchante. Credit Nicole Scarmeas Photos
The cookbook, which hit shelves in May, features about 60 recipes for making Italian dishes and offers various stay-thin tips. Since it's release, Giudice has been on a book signing tour, visiting clothing stores, jewelry shops, restaurants, spas, and bookstores throughout the tri-state area.

And even though filming of the show resumes at the end of August, Giudice is already booked for signings in Las Vegas this September and Kentucky in September/October.

With cooking for her family as inspiration, Guidice began penning the cookbook in November 2009. "I loved everything about writing it. I always wanted to write a cookbook. I loved going through my mother's recipes, the juicy bites from Joe, and I think my personality comes out in it. I just loved every part," she said. "I get emails from fans telling me that their kids used to be picky eaters, and now they're not. I find that inspiring."

Jessica Ganz, the manager of Enchanté, who organized the event, met Giudice last month during a signing at Limoncello restaurant in Mamaroneck.

"We love her. I'm overwhelmed, proud, excited. The goal was to bring in customers and make sure everyone has a good time, and that's what's happening," she said. Ganz also got companies like Bliss and Smashbox to provide gifts with a purchase of $75.

With their reservation, guests were could purchase the cookbook at $10, and for those who made a $100 purchase, the book was free.

Jessica R., of Manhattan attended the event with her mother, Holly. "It's sort of a train wreck, but I can't help but watch. These are real people, and they're more interesting than you'd think," she said of the show.

"She's our favorite," gushed Alex and Victoria of Rockland County and New Rochelle, after getting their books signed by Giudice. "She was way nicer than what we expected."

Alex and Victoria said they love watching the show for the drama, while Renee Rosen, a research analyst in Manhattan, watches the show as a cultural critic.

"It's beyond a reality genre," Rosen said, "The show exemplifies real life in terms of social demographics. It's survival of the fittest. In the California show, they have the blond hair and silicone in their bodies. In New York, the women are more matriarchal and aggressive. In New Jersey, there's an alpha male, the kind of man women wanted in the 80s and 90s, but now isn't needed. It's a culture that's dying."

An undeniable presence, Giudice was laid-back and lively at the event.

"She'll sign anything you want," a woman who'd just had her book signed told a group of people waiting in line outside.

Slade/Jill/Bobby With Patti

judith regan, patti stanger, slade,jill,bobby
Maybe Gretchen Rossi is too smart to be photographed with this bunch. Patti Stanger posted this to twitter last night from a dinner with fellow Bethenny Frankel hater Jill Zarin. Can you imagine the conversation at this dinner…would have loved to be a fly on the wall. Bethenny this, Bethenny that, as Slade absorbs it all…to take back to Gretchen.

Gretchen Rossi seems to be trying the “balls to the wall” agenda that propelled Bethenny to such success. Of course, you would have to be able to do more than put your initials on a variety of products, but that’s just details to Gretchen, I’m sure. Slade and Gretchen are currently flying to Minnesota to tape ShopNBC for her segment.

In other news, Gretchen Rossi’s internet stalker and consummate liar Tweetmaxine is saying Jill Zarin will be on “Bethenny Getting Married? tonight. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Kandi-RHOA Writes "Closet Freak"

Post from Rolling Out.

By: Yvette Caslin
Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss has done it again. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter has penned a surefire hit single with her new song, “Closet Freak,” which blends pop and techno. Lawrence Washington, Atlanta’s own version of Lady Gaga, premiered it during a captivating three-minute performance at Aurum Lounge in Midtown Atlanta on Thursday, July 29.

The Atlanta housewives made one of their first public appearances together this summer to support the hair stylist and salon owner whose stage name is Miss Washington. In the “RHOA” series, Washington made cameo appearances as veteran housewife Sherée Whitfield’s personal hair stylist.

Noticeably absent was the rumored-to-be-ousted housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell, who, ironically, has a clothing line with the same name as Washington’s single. Housewives’ NeNe Leakes, newcomer Phaedra Parks, Kim Zolciak and a fashionably late Whitfield were full of life as they sat front row when Washington, preceded by long-limbed backup dancers, sashayed onto the platform in couture noir attire.

Aurum Lounge was definitely no place to be shocked by men wearing sky-high heels and heavy makeup. The lyrics in “Closet Freak” resonated with many of the partygoers because its message conveys freedom of expression and embracing one’s eccentricities.

“I am so thankful to Kandi, who wrote this song, it means so much [to me]. As you know the title of the song is ‘Closet Freak’ but you also know that I am not in the closet by any means, I believe in being true to who you are and living out your purpose,” Washington said passionately. He went on to thank his parents, who were present, and his sponsors Belvedere Vodka, Jane Carter Solution, a natural hair care product, and others.

It’s hard to say whether Miss Washington has any plans to give up his curling irons and straightening combs to go on a world tour, but he definitely has the chops and sexual energy to be an entertainment phenomenon.

The Real Housewives And Fashion

Article From The Washington Post.

Fashion takes a leading role in 'The Real Housewives' franchise
By Robin Givhan

The "Real Housewives" franchise, that juggernaut of gossip, gluttony and Botox, incorporates fashion as a kind of gallivanting character -- a constantly striving, ostentatious, insecure troublemaker who believes there's no such thing as too much cleavage.

During each show's opening montage, the smiling Housewives pose and preen in front of a voyeuristic camera. Wardrobe favorites include jewel-tone dresses in shiny, shiny satin or, for the more demure ladies, georgette frocks with low-cut decolletage. More often than not, said dresses appear to be at least one size too small.

The point of this introductory shot is not to establish the women as fashion savants. No, no. The manner in which they position their hands on their hips, shimmy and toss their hair makes them look more tarty than tasteful. In some openings, the women will have their heads tilted back in a rather haughty manner while they perch with formal posture on an armchair. The resulting statement is: Here sits imperiousness that's ready to pop.

With the likelihood of inappropriate behavior thus established, let the hair-pulling -- or weave-wrenching -- ensue. Fashion is a weapon, a distraction, a power play from Atlanta to New York.

In more than one version of "The Real Housewives," fashion provides an outlet for the women's entrepreneurial interests. Fashion is the perfect occupation for the Housewives, whose job it is to look good, stir up trouble and engage in the kind of consumer gluttony that transforms a shopping trip into a day-long affair that requires breaks for sustenance.

Few other industries have so captured the public's imagination as a fertile ground for money, glamour and, sadly, catty behavior. The fashion industry fascinates because it is charged with attaching a dollar value to physical attractiveness. How crass! It also allows for an open and loving display of material goods. A housewife can inventory her collection of shoes and have it cast as research for a possible fashion line.

The Housewives of Atlanta and New Jersey, in particular, are expert consumers. The cameras don't highlight their discerning eye but rather their voracious appetites. They are hungry to define themselves, yearning to be noticed and starving for status for themselves and their families. Their fashion consumption delivers that message succinctly, so that the one-hour dramas do not have to waste time with characters offering long self-analysis.

Get a load of that disastrous "She by Shereé" line! Why does Kim wear such flamboyant platinum Dolly Parton wigs? Why is Teresa obsessed with dressing her children up like designer Barbie dolls? Clothes and hair sum up the misleading, uncomfortable and insecure way in which the women navigate their world more eloquently than any on-camera confessional ever could.

In New York, the fashion connections are more direct and more substantial. The city is, after all, the center of the American fashion industry. Having access to fashion is not especially rarefied. Practically everyone in Manhattan knows someone who knows someone who can alert them to a "friends and family" sample sale or get them into a fashion show in some dank warehouse. In New York, fashion is part of the city's language. Television boils that language down to the basest cliches, but it doesn't lessen fashion's ability to communicate.

Housewife Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an erstwhile model, a former wife of a fashion editor and the author of several style-related picture books. She also displays the tart tongue and the explosive personality that are part of the fashion-insider stereotype. You hate her from the moment she says hello.

Jill Zarin once hosted a luncheon and trunk show featuring the New York designer Zang Toi -- a man who has been known to wear hot pants to business appointments. The event was an opportunity for Jill -- the Housewives are all about first-name intimacy -- to discuss the socioeconomic dynamics of the buy-it-at-full-price trunk show. Only the moneyed matter in a social sphere where everyone has some kind of access to designer attire. It's not just about what you're wearing, but how you got it.

And, of course, there is Alex McCord and her husband, Simon van Kampen, for whom a shopping excursion is like a trip to the Museum of Modern Art with two of the world's most pretentious and emotive art history majors.

Even now, as the franchise turns its sights on D.C., a city defined by politics, policy and the intelligentsia, fashion maintains its leading role. Housewife Lynda Erkiletian owns T.H.E. Artist Agency, and Bravo has provided the gloriously evocative tidbit that Mary Amons uses a biometric fingerprint scanner on her closet door to protect its contents from her children. That detail alone is fodder for a season's worth of pop-psychology analysis.

And do we even need to mention Michaele Salahi and her red sari-like extravaganza seen around the world? That single get-up has become shorthand for narcissism, scandal and a mind-boggling ability to float through life in a private bubble of make-believe.

The Housewives couldn't exist without fashion. From a purely aesthetic point of view, fashion provides eye candy: a steady stream of bright colors, shiny fabrics, big furs, big hair, big cleavage, high heels and long extensions. After all, these aren't just any Housewives -- these are fabulously glamorous ones. (Note: No one is pitching "The Real Housewives of Gary.")

Fashion is also the Housewives' worst frenemy, serving to belittle them at every opportunity. They try so hard to frame fashion as business, as just reward for all their hard work, as charitable tool, as art. But ultimately their efforts are unconvincing and viewers are left with the impression that the women are wholly defined by self-indulgence, materialism and showmanship.

It will be interesting to see if Washington, a city that is often characterized as being all work and no fun, a place where people take themselves too seriously to cut loose and flip over tables, will be able to stand up to the effects of fashion in its most tawdry form. The smart money says no because in reality TV, the most superficial elements thrive -- not the most thoughtful or complex ones.

Fashion can be serious business with a far-reaching cultural impact. But in the glare of the Housewives spotlight, in the midst of a hair-pulling match, the only thing anyone notices is who's wearing the best -- or worst -- dress.

Vicki-RHOOC Will Be At The Desert Cities Woman's Show

Post From Palm Springs Life.

Oct 30 & 31, 2010 at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
Desert Cities Woman's Show
Grab your sister, your mother, your girlfriend and plan a girl's day out!

The Desert Cities Woman's Show offers 100 displays with interior design secrets, health and wellness tips, fashions, exciting make-overs, anti-aging solutions and many other interests and concerns important to women today.

Enjoy a full Exhibit Hall of interesting displays on remodeling your home, jewelry trade and appraisal, personal fitness, cosmetic surgery, golf tips, fashions, handbags... plus food and wine tasting on the Emerald Patio.

Join KPSP Local 2 on Center Stage with (CBS2) THE DOCTORS - Dr. Drew Ordon and his cast of Doctors, celebrity guests Vicki Gunvalson from The Real Housewives of Orange County and Actor Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and more!

Experience A Taste of the Valley featuring 16 local restaurants paired with fine wines and spirits. Enjoy delicious sampling from Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe, Jennifer's Kitchen, Castelli's Ristorante, Backstreet Bistro, CAVA, Souplantation and more!

Hosted by KPSP Local 2, center stage will feature WOMEN OF INFLUENCE with actor Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Vicki Gunvalson (The Real Housewives of Orange County)

MEET THE EXPERTS with Dr. Drew Ordon (The DOCTORS), renowned interior designer Barclay Butera and daily FASHION CONNECTIONS with Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor, Susan Stein.

The Eagle 106.9 invites you to join them at A TASTE OF THE VALLEY with delectable dishes and savory wines from 16 local restaurants by purchasing a tasting ticket at the event.

Oct 30 & 31, 2010 at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa
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Danielle's B-Day Party With Her Girls

Post from Hollywood

EXCLUSIVE! We’ve Got Pics Of Danielle Staub’s Very Private 48th Surprise Birthday Bash! She Even Got A Louboutin Cake!

BFFs, today is Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub’s birthday! The mom of two gave an inside look into her very private surprise birthday party!
Gift from Danielle's Daughters

Everybody wish Danielle Staub a very happy birthday! The mom of two turned 48 years old today, July 29, and we must say she looks great! Instead of a massive soirée with tons of guests, the reality star opted to spend her birthday with her family and girlfriend, Lori Michaels. They surprised her with an intimate family party at the very swanky Eric Alt Salon in Upper Saddle River, NJ, once the store was closed.

“It was a private affair,” says Danielle. “Last night, my girls surprised me with a Louboutin birthday cake [above] and I couldn’t believe it!”

This is the second year in a row that Danielle had a designer b-day cake from master cake artist Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss!

“My youngest daughter Jillian is the one who called the Cake Boss, who made it for me,” says Danielle. “She just took my cell phone and called him, it was so sweet.”

Her two daughters, Christine, 16, and Jillian, 12, didn’t stop there — they splurged and got their mom a beautiful pair of Chanel sunglasses!

“I love the glasses!” exclaimed Danielle. “Even thought my happiness is based on love and not material items I’m so blessed to have two amazing daughters who are extremely thoughtful and generous!”
Cake Made By TLC's Cake Boss

Danielle is spending her big day relaxing at home, but did tell that Lori is going to take her out for a romantic dinner.

But in case you’re disappointed that Danielle didn’t have a massive birthday bash, get ready, because she’s planning a HUGE post-birthday party!

“It’ll be very public,” says Danielle. “Noelle Ashman [NYC nightclub owner] is helping me throw it and it’ll be big. Lori and I will be performing a club version of our song “Real Close.” It’ll be in the next couple of weeks … very soon.”

— Chloe Melas

Teresa-RHONJ Wants To Be On Dancing With The Stars

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'Dancing with the Stars' -- is hit dancing competition getting New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudice?
BY:TV Examiner Katrina K Wheeler

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The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice is considering starring on the next season of the hit dancing competition, Dancing with the Stars. She would not be the first reality star to try her luck on the show, and according to a recent update via her official Twitter account, she is seriously considering a possible future for herself on the show.

Giudice writes to her 80,000 fans: "I am thinking about doing 'Dancing with the Stars' though. What do you guys think? xx"

Giudice has gained a lot of fans through her role on the hit TV reality show, Real Housewives of New Jersey, and there is no doubt that they would be interested to see her try her luck on the dancing show. There has been no word on whether Giudice has any dancing experience, but as the past has indicated, experience need not be a requirement to excel and make it into the finals on the show.

What do you think -- would you like to see the housewife make an appearance on the competition?

Steve Files A Lawsuit Against Danielle-RHONJ

From The Daily Record.

Photo: Bravo

A lawsuit was filed in Morris County against "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub by her former boyfriend Stephen Zalewski, who accuses Staub of making false statements that he "recorded her in sexual acts without her knowledge or consent."

"There's an episode that aired amount a month ago where, essentially, Danielle is telling a bunch of people that Steve had made tapes of her engaging in various sexual activities without her knowledge or consent," said Zalewski's attorney Nace Naumoski. "All the tapes were made with her knowledge and her consent. Most of the tapes were made by her and sent to him."

Staub's attorney, Bob Cherry, declined to comment.

Zalewski said he began dating Staub in May 2008. Their relationship ended in December 2008, before Staub appeared on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" in Spring 2009.

Naumoski said that Zalewski, a Lincoln Park resident, has video messages and e-mails that Staub sent to him.

"She knows perfectly well that he did not make the tapes without her knowledge or consent," Naumoski said. "When and if the case the goes to trial we'll be able to prove that she made statements in the past that she had knowledge of the tapes."

Zalewski is suing Staub for defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment and punitive damages. The case was filed through the Superior Court of New Jersey in Morris County.

"First of all there's the fact that the things that she's saying he did are actually crimes in New Jersey. That's a third degree crime in New Jersey," Naumoski said. "She's essentially calling him a criminal while in reality...she made the tapes."

Zalewski said that the satatements caused harm to his "reputation and well-being." Naumoski said that his client's construction business may have been hurt by Staub's statements.

"I think that as the case goes to trial and proceeds that his business also dropped off by the harm done to his reputation by Ms. Staub's statements," Naumoski said.

In the lawsuit, Zalewski said that during his relationship with Staub, she "recorded herself engaging in various sexual acts by herself and with Plaintiff." Zalewski also claims that Staub sent the videos to him from a cell phone as video messages and e-mails.

Zalewski said once their relationship ended, Staub began telling mutual friends, as well as various media outlets, that he recorded her without her consent. He also said that she made statements on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" about it. In each count of the lawsuit, Zalewski is seeking the award of compensatory damages, punitive damages, cost of suit, attorneys' fees, injuctive relief and "such other relief as the court deems just and equitable."

Danielle-RHONJ An American Idol Judge?

Post from Hollywood

Now that the SHOCKING American Idol news is out of the bag, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub thinks she’s exactly what the Fox reality show needs!

Danielle Staub wants to be your judge America! The New Jersey reality star loves being a housewife, author, mom, and aspiring popstar, but she wants to add one more thing to her list — American Idol judge! We spoke to The Real Housewives of New Jersey star today, July 30, about the shocking news that Ellen DeGeneres quit AI AND that Kara DioGuardi was FIRED. The author of The Naked Truth had a surprising revelation for!

“I would love to be a judge on American Idol,” exclaims Danielle. “I could replace Kara! I’d be the perfect fit!”

We already know Danielle has a “don’t hold back” attitude on her Bravo reality series and this is why she firmly believes she’d bring a lot to the judging table.

“I’ll tell it like it is and you might not like or what what I’m going to say,” says Danielle. “I’m not going to be as gentle as Kara but not as critical as Simon. I’ll come from a real place, this is reality … I will love to give people chances but I’m going to keep it real at all costs. I’ll add an element of surprise and shock for sure!”

Danielle just released her single “Real Close” with well known music producer and girlfriend Lori Michaels, and hopes this will help land the AI gig.

“I’ve learned so much through this process of recording “Real Close”,” she says. “The live performances are exhilarating, I can see why people give up everything just to sing and perform.”

As for Ellen leaving the show, Danielle completely stands behind the newest Idol member, Jennifer Lopez.

“Even though Ellen is one of my favorite people in the entire universe, I think JLo is the suitable fit,” she says. “She’s sexy, hot, and Latina, she can bring that vibe that has been lacking, she’ll bring a whole new element to American Idol.”

Danielle is set to appear on Ryan Seacret’s radio show, August 2, so maybe she can convince the Idol host to make her dreams a reality!
—Chloe Melas
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Kandi-RHOA Talks About Taking A Date To A Wedding

Click HERE to see Kandi talk about taking a date to a wedding on Hello

Gretchen On The Set of Shop NBC

Pic./Tweet from Slade.

Wow! Drama already on the set of shopNBC. Everyone has to tune into ShopNBC starting at 4PM Pst.

NeNe,Kim,Kandi and Phaedra at TAGS

Pic./Tweet from Kandi.

Here I am with some of the housewives & my mom. U can't really see my dress but we sell it at my store