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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Danielle Sings About Domestic Violence

Post from Hollywood Life.

By:Chloe Melas
Danielle tells us she’s releasing a second single! But this time, the song has a very deep-rooted meaning to her.

Danielle Staub isn’t just all over TV, she’s also about to blow up the airwaves in a big way! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star spoke to on Sept. 13 OK! magazine’s fifth anniversary party, where she revealed that she’s still making music! Danielle, who released her first single “Real Close” with the help of rumored girlfriend Lori Michaels, is about to drop another single titled “Cry.”

“I’m releasing the song at the end of September,” Danielle told us. “It’s called ‘Cry’ because it’s about trying to stop domestic violence.”

Danielle got candid with us, as she admitted that the song was written because of her own experiences with spousal abuse. We’re assuming she’s referring to her ex-husband, Kevin Maher, who is currently suing her for defamation of character.

“I wrote it for personal reasons,” she told us. “Lori wrote it and produced it. There were a lot of tears while making it but I hope once it’s released that it stops a lot of tears.”

Danielle Thinks Teresa Gives Jersey A Bad Rap

Melissa Gorga

LuAnn At Zang Toi Show

Luann attends the Zang Toi Spring 2011 fashion show at The Studio at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Photo: Getty Images
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Bethenny At US Weekly's 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers

Bethenny attended US Weekly's 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers at Lavo in NYC. 

Photos: Life Magazine
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Alex And Caroline On The Runway In SACHIKA

Ramona At Zang Toi

Ramona and Mario attend the Zang Toi Spring 2011 fashion show at The Studio at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Kelly At Anna Sui Show

Kelly attends the Anna Sui Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Vicki To Appear At Desert Cities Woman's Show On October 30-31

From Vicki.

Desert Cities Woman's Show on October 30-31, 2010. Supporting Coachella Valley charities. Come bring your sister, mother, girlfriends and plan a girl's day out! I will be there to speak and sign books.

Alex Is Writing A Second Book

Post from Radar Online.

Real Housewife of NYC Alex McCord is revealing the secret to married bliss in a new book she's writing about relationships, she tells exclusively.

Last season on The Real Housewives of NYC, Alex won the favor of her fans when she finally stood up to fellow cast mate, Jill Zarin.

Now the willowy, blonde mom of two is putting her newfound attitude into her second book, which she says will incorporate stories about her 11-year marriage to husband Simon van Kempen.
"It's going to be written much the same way as my first book," McCord told exclusively. "It will be about what goes on in relationships, particularly our relationship. We talk in a very snarky, irreverent way about the things that have happened to Simon and I over the last 11 years."

McCord also reveals the book will address Simon's first marriage, something that isn't really covered on RHONYC.

When asked if the show has resumed filming, McCord just giggled and said 'no comment', but she was eager to reveal she recently signed with the celebrity division of New York Model Management and has booked seven runway shows for Fashion Week.

Lisa At The Zoo

Pic. from Lisa.

Spent the day with the animals @ vip tour, unbelievable!!

Ramona At Dinner

Pic. from Ramona.

At the newest restaurant Lincoln at LCenter before Zang Toi fashion show

Teresa Signed With ICM

Interview from Parade.

Teresa Giudice Dishes on Danielle Staub, Her Own Future and Gay Rights
by Fran Carpentier

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about The Real Housewives of New Jersey, has new revelations, courtesy of Teresa Giudice, about the impact of the show on her life, Danielle Staub's exit, what the future holds, and what the housewives are doing for -- would you believe? -- gay rights.

Do you have any regrets about getting involved with The Real Housewives of New Jersey?
"Nothing could prepare you for being instantly famous. Being on the show was the best thing I ever did -- and the worst thing. Yeah, the paparazzi and the fake stories about my family are aggravating, but we choose to concentrate on the blessings--the great things that came out of it, like my New York Times best-selling cookbook, Skinny Italian, meeting so many wonderful fans, things like that."

All of your fans are very concerned about your, Joe's and the girls' well-being. Is your family really $11 million in debt?
"I really appreciate everyone's concern. I get the sweetest, most uplifting letters from people. And yes, Joe and me and the girls are all happy and healthy. We're in God's hands. What more could I ask?"

8 Invaluable Life Lessons from ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’

Do you think that you will have to sell your gorgeous house? Or will you have to get a job?
"I have a job! I have four jobs actually. My first and most important job is being a mommy. But I'm also an author, I run an online boutique, and I make appearances around the country. I think I'm the only New Jersey Housewife that actually went to college. I have a fashion degree and worked as a buyer for Calvin Klein and Macy's before I had kids. I've always worked. I love to work. But my family comes first."

You truly "sizzle" in the commercial for Sizzles Tanning Salon in Totowa, N.J. How did that come about?
"I just signed with ICM [International Creative Management, a leading talent agency], so yes, you're going to be seeing a lot more of me! I'm also releasing my own fragrance, a make-up line -- and a line of cookware."

Have you given any thought to hosting your own reality-TV cooking show?
"I would love to, yes! I get letters from fans to do my own show all the time. I'm definitely looking into it. It would be nice to be on TV for something positive instead of just drama, drama, drama..."
Do you have any plans to write another cookbook? What about a beauty book?
"I'm working on my second book right now. It's a family cookbook and it will be out in Spring 2011. It will be the same format as last time--gorgeous photos of the food and me and my girls cooking--but 60 all-new recipes with new stories, tips and fun food facts."

A few weeks ago, you appeared on ABC's The View. Did you feel attacked by the hosts?
"I thought I handled myself well on The View. I didn't feel attacked on the show, but I actually didn't hear Joy Behar say the "slumlord" comment until I watched it later on TV. They all talk over each other, so it's hard to hear everything. I can't say I'm too impressed that professional journalists would act like that, but what can you do?"

On the reunion episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, things got pretty physical between you and Danielle Staub to the point that you shoved Andy Cohen and then had to be held back by him. Any comments?
"Things never got physical. I just can't sit back and watch someone attack my family. Danielle crossed a line she shouldn't have crossed. I didn't mean to push Andy, he was just holding me back -- and I hate to be held as if I'm going to do something. I would never touch a hair on her head. I've never gotten physical with anybody. It's not my style. I love Andy and yes, afterwards, we hugged it out."
Do you get nervous before the reunion shows?
"No. None of the women make me nervous, on any of the shows. And certainly not Danielle."

It's official: Bravo announced that Danielle Staub will not be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
"If Danielle was on or off the show, it didn't bother me. I can deal with her. And I'm certainly not afraid of her or anything. Was she fired? You'll have to ask Bravo."

Tell me about performing in the comedy My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway .
"Of course I was nervous! But I was also excited and thrilled to be a part of it. Thankfully, my lines were easy, and I only had to do a few Lady Gaga moves. We rehearsed for two weeks. It was so successful, we're doing an encore in October."

[Note: Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will appear in four performances of the off-Broadway show My Big Gay Italian Wedding Oct. 20-24. For tickets or info, visit Telecharge. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Marriage Equality New York.]

Did your husband, Joe, take issue with the play's message, which is that gay people should have all the same rights as heterosexuals?
"No, of course not. He came to the show opening night and went to the after-party with me and the cast and producers. We have a lot of gay friends and support them in everything that they do."

Do you ever feel misjudged by your audience or the public?
"I think it's definitely easier to judge than to not judge, that's why people do it. If you look different or have a different lifestyle, then it's the first thing people will attack you for. It's sad really, but I experience it myself. When people don't like you--or think they don't like you because of what they see on television--first they'll call me an ethnic slur or then they'll make up a rumor about how I don't like this group or that. Believe me, I love everyone! My best friends--the people I trust the most--are Catholic, Jewish, African-American, gay, tall, short, blonde... you name it. I love people for their hearts, not their appearance or lifestyle."

Would it upset you if one of your girls turned out to be gay?
"Of course not. All I want is for my kids to be happy. I recently talked to Chris Colfer from Glee and told him how much I loved him. What he's doing on his show is so brave and amazing. Love, love, love him!

Clip Of Salahis On ET

Post and Clip from ET online.

Dubbed "the White House party crashers," Tareq and Michaele Salahi speak out to Diane Dimond about her secret illness.

She claims her rail thin figure -- criticized by her "The Real Housewives of D.C." castmates and the subject of eating disorder speculations -- is actually a result of multiple sclerosis.

Coming out publicly, she says, is "very hard, but at the same time very liberating. I feel I can do something really good now. After the White House, I didn't understand all that was happening. My life became this media spin. I thought maybe this is here to push me to become someone ... showing that you can live a healthy, productive life."

She says she's kept her battle with MS a secret for 17 years. "It's hard to even get the words out," she adds.

Of their now infamous trip to the White House, Tareq stands by his assertion that they didn't crash the party, saying, "If you're going to crash the White House, you're not going to inform the DNC chairman that we're heading to the White House, hope to see you there in a couple days."

In other news, Michaele confirms to ET that she has been contacted by Playboy, "I'm flattered and honored that Hugh Hefner would consider me." When asked if she will pose for the magazine, she smiles and says, "Watch and see what happens!"

The couple further details Michaele's illness, as well as what happened after their appearance at the White House state dinner in Diane's new book Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust -- now available on

Salahi Book Describes Them As Social Climbers

Article from Yahoo News.

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer
Michaele Salahi, who gained notoriety with her husband by crashing a glitzy White House state dinner, says in a new book that she suffers from multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease that she says she has kept secret for years.
Salahi says a bad spell the night of the White House dinner caused the couple to leave the event early.

Billed as a tell-all book written with the couple's cooperation, "Cirque Du Salahi" by Diane Dimond offers little new information about the incident last year that sparked a high-profile government criminal investigation and made the couple minor celebrities. The title plays on the name of the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, the "Circus of the Sun."

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the book in advance of its sale Wednesday.
Multiple sclerosis, Salahi says, explains her rail-thin physique. She rejects suggestions by others that she suffers from an eating disorder. She is described in the book as eating sugary cereal for Thanksgiving and not eating or drinking even water for long periods of a day.

Weight loss is not a typical symptom of MS, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Salahi, now 44 and a central figure on Bravo's reality show "Real Housewives of D.C.," was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 28, according to the book. Her symptoms include tingling sensations and exhaustion, especially in stressful situations. One such spell caused the Salahis to leave early from the White House dinner that the couple continues to insist they were invited to attend.

In the book, both Salahi and her husband, Tareq, describe brief conversations with President Barack Obama that evening.

The Salahis arrived at the White House with a camera crew filming footage for the reality show that aired eight months later. But they were not on any of the guest lists and did not receive the typical engraved invitation to the exclusive event. That the Salahis were able to get into the White House and so close to the president without being on a guest list prompted changes to security policies, the punishment of three Secret Service officers and a criminal investigation that hasn't yet led to charges.

The book's author cites contemporaneous e-mail exchanges about their efforts to get into the event at the last minute. But she also writes critically about other aspects of the Salahis' lives and business dealings. "They may have been downright duplicitous," Dimond writes.

The author found no evidence, for example, to corroborate Salahi's claim that she was a Washington Redskins cheerleader.

"I have to conclude that Michaele Holt Salahi made up the story of having been a Redskins cheerleader ... and once caught in the lie she responded by confronting those who questioned her with more lies," Dimond writes. "It raised the question, What else might she have been less than truthful about?"

Elsewhere in the book, Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for the rock group Journey, would not confirm in the book that he and Salahi once had a relationship that Salahi described as "intimate" and "passionate." On her "Real Housewives" blog, Salahi says she is working on a secret song with Schon. Schon did not respond to a message sent through his Facebook page, but he lists the Salahis among his friends.

The book describes the Salahis as a social-climbing couple with a history of charitable contributions and a "mound of outstanding debt" who have been wrongly accused in the White House dinner incident by the government and the media.

The 255-page book, published by Amazon, goes on sale Wednesday for $15.99.

BGM Starts Filming This Week

From THR.
 By Leslie Bruce
Bethenny Frankel is married with a baby, but that’s not stopping the Bravo star from filming the second season of "Bethenny Getting Married?"

Photo:Gordon M. Grant
THR has learned that the natural food chef has began taping Season 2 of the wildly popular series in New York this week -- even though the deal between Frankel and the network has yet to be finalized.

Season 1 premiered in June as Bravo’s highest rated series debut in network history. The show followed Frankel and then fiancĂ© Jason Hoppy as they prepared for their March 2010 wedding and the arrival of their daughter Bryn (born May 8, 2010).
According to the source, the show title may change -- as Frankel is already wed -- but no official decisions have been made.

Danielle Will Be Deposed In Maher Lawsuit

Post from Fox News.

Danielle Staub may actually be taping something that isn't scripted next month, and it contains allegations of rape, gunplay and animal murder.
TMZ has learned the former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star is set to spill her guts in a videotaped deposition in her bitter legal war with her ex-husband Kevin Maher.

As we previously reported, Maher is suing Staub for $5 million -- claiming she damaged his reputation by falsely claiming he killed her dog, raped her on a bed of broken glass and stuck a loaded gun into her genital region.

Staub has denied ever making those claims in the first place -- and argued that Maher's reputation is already so damaged ... that she shouldn't have to fork over a dime.

Kelly Really Likes Skinny Jeans

From People.

Photos:Getty Images
 Andrea DeSimone; reporting by Asher Fogle
It may be fall, but the Real Housewives of New York City star isn’t giving up her short-shorts just yet. Kelly Bensimon turned up at the Alice + Olivia party last night during New York Fashion Week showing off her famous gams in cool shorts and an easy shirt from the label. “This is my version of fall,” Bensimon told PEOPLE. And though Kelly might be hanging on to her leg-baring style for now, when the temperature starts to plunge, the sexy Housewife admits that she’ll be trading in her hot pants for skinny jeans. “I’m really liking skinny jeans and white shirts,” she says. “I love the idea of the big, oversized shirt and skinny jeans and sky-high shoes. I want to be really, really comfortable this fall, but I want to be smokin’ sexy, too.” And for Kelly, that means keeping it covered. “I’d rather wear skinny pants than show my boobs. I think sexy is just the way that you feel,” she says. “I think the girl that is sexy is the girl that has a lot of confidence, not the girl that has big boobs or a big butt.”


Post from The Baltimore Sun.

By John-John Williams IV
More than 20 of the region's top clothing designers and shoe boutiques will be selling their end-of-season items for up to 90 percent off at the eighth installment of the twice-annual The District Sample Sale. Founded in fall 2006 by Mary Schmidt Amons, Shannon Haley, Liberty Jones, Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman, the event attracts about 700 women from all over the East Coast. This season's sale will include Baltimore boutiques such as Babe of Federal Hill, Poppy and Stella in Fells Point, Urban Chic, and Sassonova in Harbor East. The charity event will benefit The GW Mammovan, a mobile digital mammogram screening service.
Attend The District Sample Sale 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday in Cady's Alley, Georgetown at 3336 M St. N.W. in Washington. Purchase tickets at General admission tickets are $40, and VIP tickets are $100.

Chris And Albie On Millionaire Matchmaker Oct. 19th

Post from US Magazine.

Photo: Wire Image

Christopher and Albie Manzo are looking for love -- with Patti Stanger's expert assistance!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey men -- they're matriarch Caroline Manzo's beloved sons -- will be featured Stanger clients on the fourth season of The Millionaire Matchmaker, which premieres Oct. 19.
Stanger and her team relocate from California for the latest season. Other single clients joining law schooler/policeman Albie, 24, and entrepreneur Christopher, 21: media diva Judith Regan, ex-Philadelphia Eagles player Freddie Mitchell and more.

Caroline At Show

Caroline along the front row at the Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.


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Ramona At Milly By Michelle Smith And BeBe After Party

Ramona at the Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center in New York City and the BeBe after party.

Photo: Getty Images

Photos: Getty Images

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Vote For Bethenny

From The Huffington Post.

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under the radar, are changing how we look at the world and the way we live in it. We salute them for their willingness to look at things and take the risk of saying, "I think I have a better way."

Now it's up to you to pick the Ultimate Entertainment Game Changer. Click through the slideshow below, get the lowdown on why we chose each Game Changer, then VOTE for your favorite! We'll reveal your picks in October.

Changed the game by ... parlaying a reality show gig into a successful business, two New York Times bestsellers, and a TV show of her own. The 39-year-old Frankel first arrived on television screens in 2005 on "The Apprentice," which she leveraged into two Bravo shows: a starring role on "The Real Housewives of New York City," and then her own show "Bethenny's Getting Married?" More vulnerable and saner than her fellow housewives, she has been open about her past struggles with eating disorders and emerged as a natural food guru whose books and Skinny-Girl products fly off the shelves. In March, she got married and in May she gave birth to Bryn, a baby girl. She’s living proof that independent women can push against stereotypes and harness the reality television fame machine for their own designs.

Fun fact: Bethenny's new show shattered Bravo records; the premiere, which attracted more than 2 million viewers, was the most-watched debut in the network's history.

Must-click link: Bethenny's site

Ramona Says One Or Two Women Will Join The RHONY

Article from People.

Eunice Oh with reporting by Jeffrey Slonim
Bethenny Frankel got married, had a baby and documented it on her own Bravo reality show. But the Housewife isn’t forgetting about her roots: she’s going to be re-joining the Real Housewives of New York City next season, according to one of her costars.

“Bethenny will come on a little bit. We need a Bethenny moment,” Ramona Singer tells PEOPLE about the show’s upcoming fourth season, adding that the other women –- Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, Sonja Morgan and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps -– “have been renewed.”

In June, Frankel said she didn’t see herself returning as a Housewife unless there were a few key changes. De Lesseps at the time also said she was unsure about her future with the hit Bravo show.

But now it looks like the seven women won’t be alone.

“One or two new castmates” will be joining the crew, says Singer -– but that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be more drama.

“I think we’re going to have some good energy,” she said on Sunday while sitting front row at the Rebecca Taylor show during New York Fashion Week. “And I’m not going to let any bad energy come into the show.”

Bravo, meanwhile, wouldn’t comment on any casting discussions. “No decisions have been made for the fourth season,” a Bravo rep says.

Teresa's In Touch COVER

Article from In Touch Weekly.

Before she became a household name thanks to her star-making turn on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa was just your average Jersey girl. In the new issue of In Touch Weekly Teresa opens up about her whirlwind romance with childhood crush, Joe Giudice and shares never-before-seen photos from their family album.

For Teresa Giudice, the past few months have been the roughest of roller-coaster rides. Now a household name, thanks to her star-making turn on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa saw it all marred by the shock of learning that she and her husband, Joe, were $11 million in debt - and needed to file for bankruptcy. And as if her financial turmoil wasn't enough, the 37-year-old mom has, in recent weeks, been subject to a slew of insults and unsavory rumors - including talk that Joe has fathered a love child with her sister-in-law and an embarrassing article in Steppin' Out magazine, in which fellow Housewife - and arch-enemy - Danielle Staub compared her physically to "Cornelius from Planet of the Apes."

Teresa admits that, emotionally, this has been the most difficult period of her life. "First the bankruptcy thing and then all the rumors," she tells In Touch in an exclusive interview. "It's like people have nothing better to do - it's pretty sad." But as upset as she's been by it all, Teresa remains strong. And she credits her four children with keeping her that way. "I mean look at them, they're just amazing," she says of her daughters, Gia, 9, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5, and Audriana, 1. "They're just so beautiful, and they make me happy. I live for being a mom."

Danielle Says Dina Still Hounds Her

Post from E! Online.

By: Marc Malkin
Danielle Staub may not be living near her Real Housewives of New Jersey costars anymore, but she says one of them is still in touch.
Photo: NBC/Wire Image
But they're not exactly exchanging pleasantries...

"Dina [Manzo] texts me," Staub told me the other day. "Yep, Dina—who's not even on the Housewives anymore. She's hanging for dear life. Shut the f--k up, Dina!"


"She's threatening me," Staub claimed. "She's an idiot. I don't answer them."

Manzo begs to differ. "I left for a reason to get her out of my life," she said. "I wish she would just do the same and move on."

Staub also said that she was hospitalized during season two when she was writing her autobiography, The Naked Truth. She said rehashing her troubled younger years took a toll on her. "I got to write my book, which was extremely healing and difficult, but there were times when I just got sick," she said. "When you're I was hospitalized for three days, but for three months I was very ill. It was all my intestines and my head hurt. I didn't feel good."

But now, despite last season's hair-tugging drama and raucous reunion, Staub insists she's all good. reported this morning that she's signed on to host Social, a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous-like show for WealthTV.

"I think I'm better than them," she said referring to the other Housewives. "They think they're better than me by calling me garbage? Um, no! And I am way, way more comfortable with myself than any of them will ever be—collectively."

Kelly Chats With The STYLELIST During NYFW

Bravo Did Not Gag Michaele And Tareq From Talking About The WH Dinner

Article from Zap2It.

By Jethro Nededog
It's very seldom that Bravo breaks its usual wall of silence when it comes to news items, especially when it comes to the "Real Housewives" franchise.

Something, though, has pushed the right buttons. Michaele and Tareq Salahi's book, "Cirque du Salahi" was released along with allegations from its author.
"On attorney's advice, and because of their 'iron-clad' contracts with Bravo," the book's author, Diane Dimond, says. "The Salahis felt they could not defend themselves -- not even when called before a committee of the United States Congress. Only now, that the danger of a possible federal indictment has faded with time, do they feel they can tell their side of the story."

In response, the network issued a statement Wednesday (Sept. 15) saying, "The notion that the Salahis have been barred under their contracts relating to "The Real Housewives of D.C." from speaking about their attendance at the White House State Dinner is simply not true."

It continues, "From the time of the incident until now, Bravo and Half Yard Productions, the producer of the series, have consistently and repeatedly stated to the Salahis and their representatives that they were free to speak to press, law enforcement, Congress and anyone else about attending the State Dinner. Indeed, they have given multiple press interviews on that very subject."

We can understand why Bravo would want to make their stand on this very clear. If it were true, it could be considered interfering with a federal investigation. But in fact, the couple have spoken to several press outlets about the alleged gate-crashing, including HBO's "Real Sports," the "Today" show, and Zap2it.

"We were invited. We gave our I.D.'s. They announced our names. We were happy to be there," Michaele Salahi told us in a video interview.

Do you think the Salahis are throwing the network under the bus to sell books?

Jill And Kelly Have Been Very Kind To Danielle

Post from Radar Online.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey's favorite villainess Danielle Staub is stealing the spotlight for herself -- when it comes to her own show, that is.

In an exclusive interview with, Staub says her former castmates will not be welcomed on her upcoming spin-off.

Photo: Wenn

All the season's banter, backstabbing and bullying has finally gotten to Danielle and she's had enough so don't expect to see Caroline, Teresa and Jacqueline on her new television venture.

"Not from my franchise, no!" she told exclusively.

"It's mine, it's all mine. I made peace at the end of the reunion by my departure and it was my idea to depart. It was a peaceful time for me and I wanted to leave and I was just trying to say goodbye from a 12-hour shooting day... but it really marked for me my new beginning and I'm really excited about it because when you close one door, not just another one opens but so many more."

Despite getting lunged at by Teresa within minutes of the reunion and walking off set at least two times, in a surprise gesture Danielle hugged it out with the ladies.

"It was something I did because at one point Jacqueline and I were very good friends. But the rest of them are fair game. Teresa, I just couldn't get her to shut up. She was still going at it, so I genuinely hugged her because it calms my children if my children are upset and I could see she was getting upset again, so I genuinely hugged her because I was done.

"...And I wanted to hug Jacqueline and just say goodbye to her and whispered in her ear and tell her I'm okay and I'm happy, so I'm moving on and I want you to know that there is no more on this and I love you and I will still love you... It wasn't a way of me saying I want a friendship with you, it was my way of saying goodbye and I'm moving on."
So the other New Jersey housewives may not be getting any screen time, but Danielle does have her favorites from the women on other Bravo shows.

"I don't have a problem with any of the other cast members in any of the other franchises except for the ones that were on my own," she said. "I haven't watched Beverly Hills yet [but] now that I have met someone [from the show] I will be watching.

"And Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon, they've reached out to me on several occasions with very, very, very kind hearts when I've been under fire and befriended me and they've also vindicated me in situations knowing that [there] were lies going on because the other women on my cast had gone to them... they were my favorites because they just kept it real and a lot of people aren't real and don't tell the truth."

Sonja At Luca Luca And Trump Golf After Party

Sonja Morgan at the Luca Luca Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on in New York City.

Photo: Life

Sonja with Douglas Spooner

Sonja At Lincoln Center

Sonja Morgan attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on in New York City.

Douglas Spooner and Sonja

The Manzo Family At Hudson Terrace

Caroline, Albert ,Lauren and Albie at the Trump Golf After Party at Hudson Terrace in NYC.

Caroline and Lauren with Alexa Joel

Caroline Walks The Runway

Caroline walked and attended the Sachika Spring 2011 fashion show at Style360 in New York City.



Kelly At Tory Burch

Kelly and designer Tory Burch during Starbucks Frappuccino at the Tory Burch show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 in the The Studio at Lincoln Center New York City.


Kelly At Alice+Olivia And Lavo

Kelly attends the Alice + Olivia Spring 2011 presentation at 547 West 26th Street in New York City and the Lavo NYC Grand Opening.