New 'RHONJ' Firings & Hirings Give Us Hope for Next Season

dina manzoThe Bravo gods must have been listening to my prayers, because there's been a serious cast shake-up on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Thank god. I think I'd stab myself in the thigh if I had to listen Caroline Manzo referee one more dumb argument between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.

As you probably already know, Caroline Manzo has quit the show. As has Jacqueline Laurita. The Bickersons, Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice, will still be on, natch. Kathy Wakile has been "demoted" to a smaller role, which, let's be honest here, is the right decision. She seems like a nice lady, but she's not exactly the entertainment of the show.

And three new castmembers are currently in talks to join the show.

Oh, and Dina Manzo is back. That's right. You heard me. 


According to the site, All Things RH, Dina Manzo is back and "has officially signed on with Bravo for the new season." Apparently, her Project Ladybug event in early November "is going to be filmed for the show, so producers can get all of the drama surrounding her return."

All Things RH is also reporting that twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano are currently test-shooting with show. The sisters are "40ish"; from Colts Neck, New Jersey; and Teresa runs in philanthropic circles in NJ, while Nicole owns a successful Dairy Queen. Oh, and like all RHONJ members, "family is everything to them." Also, another name that's been brought up is Amber Marchese, who is apparently a friend of the twins.

Say no more, Bravo snitch. You had me at "Dina Manzo."

It's about time they mix things up on this god forsaken show, because it feels like for the last two seasons, we've been watching the same thing over and over again. I loved Dina when she was on first season, and I can't wait to see her back in the gauntlet in the next one.

The only thing that could make things better is more Rosie, please. Apparently, Rosie is finally going to be compensated for her small role on the show, but I say, in addition to that, they give her more screen time. Seriously, who doesn't love that lady? Dina + Rosie = RHONJ Magic.

Are you excited about the new cast?


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