EXCLUSIVE: #RHONJ Switches Gears With New Housewife Blood

Posted on Jan 23 2015 - 10:03am by BeachSpin

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“​The Real Housewives of New Jersey” has been hanging in limbo, as Bravo scrambles to regroup after waving bye-bye to one of their two slammer bound, house felons. Questions about what casting strategy Bravo might choose have been swirling, and an exclusive source has reached out to All About the Tea with the first nuggets of info pointing to some casting decisions.

According to our source, Dina Manzo is OUT. Evidently, clinging to a felon and posing as a boring zen princess has been a bust. I wonder if the suspiciously timed push for reconciliation with her sis Caroline will continue, now that their strained sisterhood is officially out of the spotlight? Dina has also moved to NYC, and has supposedly reached out to Andy Cohen, floating the idea of a “Housewives” locale switcheroo, obviously hoping to snag a “Real Housewives of New York” spot.

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Melissa is also supposedly headed for a part time demotion…0ur insider added, “rumored cash flow issues, and no storyline” apparently means not so much “On Display” time for Teresa’s sister-in-law.

The tipster went on to spill that because of a partial cast exit, they are looking to hire a couple of new ‘Housewives.’ Our source confirms, that  the casting company used by Bravo  has reached out to current RHONJ cast member(s), requesting their help in recruiting some new blood. According to the production insider, the show wants the new  additions to hail from  the central New Jersey area, with the goal of keeping the key players in close proximity, therefore giving the production budget a break.

READ: [EXCLUSIVE] ‘RHONJ’ Season 7 Filming Schedule Revealed & Teresa Giudice Will Be Back For Season 7!

Our source further dished that one prospect is already being considered, and describes her as a wealthy Latin American woman, who boasts an accent and a fiery personality. Bravo wants a fresh new direction, and according to our tea spiller, these new additions are expected to be heavily featured. As we previously reported, Teresa Guidice’s spring from the clink could be on tap for a season finale viewer draw. Could that simply be an isolated swan song clip designed to bring closure, along with a dash of newsworthy reality? Is Bravo leaving behind the seedy criminal vibe, and embracing a new and shiny future? I know…that’s a stretch, but with one felon gone and one to go, any new direction would be a better one!

 

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  • Marsbars09

    Bravo should have found new housewives back in season three and four. The show has reached such a trash level I don’t know if adding “reputable” wives from South Jersey will do the trick.
    Also, if Bravo really wants a new “look” they need to get rid of those annoying, screeching twins and bring back Danielle Staub and Kim G.

    • MidwestMiddie

      I’m done with the RHNJ and the RHOA.
      Bravo is on the endangered DVR list in my household.
      : )

      • Haha! I love “endangered DVR list”!!

        • Marsbars09

          Hi Doc! I like that one too.

          • Hi Marsie! How goes it? TGIF!!!

          • Marsbars09

            Well, I’m about to undergo oral surgery. Yea!!! (not). 🙁

          • twifan2

            Ouch! Poor thing! 🙁
            Been there. Had that done! Moved on! & in better spirits afterwards! 🙂
            You’ll do great, Mars! 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            I hope so.
            Thanks Twi.

          • twifan2

            Chats’ sending ‘healing’ thoughts to you! :/
            *’healing thoughts? Really Chats?! Oh! He meant ‘drinking’ thoughts*
            Hope you aren’t too sore afterwards. 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            LOL! Chats is nuts! Tell him I said “meow”.

          • twifan2

            He is! & will do! 🙂
            Hope you can eat solids again by tonite-tomorrow morning! 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            Me too. I love to eat!

          • twifan2

            Welcome to Chats’ club! & mine! 😉

          • Birdie

            YUCK Marsie…hang in there!

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks birdie.

      • Marsbars09

        Agreed. RHOA has reached a trash level as well.

      • Birdie

        Especially when they use DVR terrorist hijacking tactics and plunk on shows like Manzo’d against my will.

        • Marsbars09

          LOL! Hi Birdie! You’re so funny.

          • Birdie

            Happy almost weekend Marsie! 🙂

    • Jennymckitty

      Hey Mars! How are you? I agree that is when they should have changed the show. I don’t want another season of the new cast. I’m through with NJ.

    • MorningYawn

      It’s funny to me- I’m from South Jersey and Colts Neck ain’t south! South of whatever town the guidice’s n gorgas lived yes, but still north of most of the state!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Oh no! Please Bravo, do not ask current cast members to recommend new ones. You made that huge mistake when you asked the Marcheses to recruit for you. Disaster!!

    • Birdie

      UGH…Booby was a huge disaster…not to mention the trickle down to the Dunkin’ twins.

    • Jennymckitty

      Oh, I agree. I will not be watching next season. I absolutely do not want to see Jim ever again. I can’t imagine another season of this show. I’m done.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi WCF! I just ask that Dina, Booby, and the twins don’t return.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I’ll take Dina and Bobby before Jim and Amber.

        • Marsbars09

          Nah, Dina was a bust and Booby was a housewives groupie masquerading as Nicole’s boyfriend.

          • WestCoastFeed

            They are still much nicer people than Jim and Amber are.

          • twifan2

            Totally!

          • Marsbars09

            At least Jim will bring the entertainment.

          • WestCoastFeed

            All he brings is disgust. I’m not entertained by his ill-placed arrogance.

          • Marsbars09

            Well, the twins are annoying as hell and Booby is a “booby”. 😀

          • WestCoastFeed

            Jim thinks it’s clever to call Bobby a “booby.” That just illustrates how benighted Jim really is.

          • Jennymckitty

            I thought that most men grew out of that adolescent stage when would snicker at the word “boob”…usually around the time they actually got to touch a real one.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Not Jim. He actually thinks that is clever.

          • Birdie

            YES…they’re both posers..Jim saved a boring crap fest.

          • Marsbars09

            Indeed he did! To me he was the breakout star of last season.

          • Birdie

            Agree 100%!

        • Jennymckitty

          Me too.

  • Dana

    There is no show without the star of the show, Teresa!

    • Oh Dana!! Bless your heart! SMFH!!!!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Check the Gia thread. I can’t make links but the Access Hollywood interview is out and available.

        • Thanks. I watched it. INSANE.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Her mom is “amazing” and “looked so good.” Unbelievable!

          • That was my reaction too. Hella bogus!

          • Marsbars09

            You know she’s lying.
            The adults responsible for Gia making that statement need to be ashamed of themselves.

      • Marsbars09

        LMAO!

    • Marsbars09

      EVERYONE is replaceable on these reality shows. The world does not start or end with Tre.

    • twifan2

      ROTFLMAO! :’D
      Good one Dana! :’D

  • twifan2

    Guess Bravo will be heading out to Dunkin Donuts for new cast members?! 😀

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Twi! Bravo should have learned their lesson from scouting cast members at a donut shop. (OMG eyeroll).).

      • twifan2

        Maybe if they go to Micky Ds, Dana could try out for a spot?! 😉

        • Marsbars09

          Oh Twi no you didn’t! LOL!

          • twifan2

            Well Chats said he would try out, but Bravo couldn’t afford him! So, I guess that leaves a spot for Dana! ;D

          • Marsbars09

            Girl you’re crazy. (SMH as I LOL).

          • twifan2

            Chats made me do it! 😉
            Mars, everyone does a SMH where Chats’ concerned. That’s the nature of THE beast! 😉

    • DLister

      Remind me to never set foot in my local Dunkin Donuts for quite a while!

      • twifan2

        Hate that people have change to other Dunkin Donut shops to get away from the ‘limelight’. 😀

        • DLister

          Tee hee hee, more like the “lamelight.”

          • twifan2

            😀
            Dudlight & no batteries handy. 😉
            DANG! I want a raspberry fill donut now. brb 🙂

          • DLister

            If I knew how to bake, I would bake you a dozen to share!

    • Raine Woman

      I hear that’s where all the best reality shows get their “talent.” 😉

      • twifan2

        Hi Hi Raine! 🙂
        How you doing? All good with you, I hope! Happy Friday! 🙂

        Guess Wally World is ‘high class’ for Bravo then?! 😉

        • Raine Woman

          Hullo Twi! I’m trying to catch up on all the tea I missed. Great Saturday funnies, btw!
          If there was a talent scout at Wally World, he would zero in on you instantly. Who wouldn’t watch a TV show based around someone who only subsists on Wally World’s Finest?!? I smell an Emmy in your future.

          • twifan2

            Hope the Emmy is made out of solid dark chocolate!
            I’d even share with you. 😉
            *got to catch me first* 🙂

  • twifan2

    Anyone think that Bravo might try & get VG to join the cast?! :/

    • Marsbars09

      Who’s that?

      • twifan2

        Victoria Gotti.
        I rather have on there than JimBoB & Amber!

        • ldeimler

          Please , no Victoria Gotti .

        • Jennymckitty

          I’m trying to decide if I’d rather have Chris Christie than Jim…a real Sophie’s choice.

          • twifan2

            Don’t envy you that choice, Jennymckitty!
            Chats & I will be over there—>
            with our sprinkle cookies! 🙂

          • WestCoastFeed

            That’s a tough one. I think I’d have to chose Christie if he were the only other choice. At least he doesn’t think like Rick Santorum.

        • Marsbars09

          No thanks. She’s better off on Mob Wives.

          • twifan2

            Yes, but you just know JimBoB & Amber would be crapping themselves if VG came on! 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            Yeah. LOL!

          • twifan2

            They be treading ever so carefully around her! 😉

          • Marsbars09

            Oral surgery all done! They said it was a success!

          • twifan2

            YES! Good to hear! 🙂
            Can you have solids tonite or wait 24 hrs?

          • Marsbars09

            I think they want me to take it easy on the food for a few days as I have stitches. :/

          • twifan2

            Yikes. 😮
            Soups! 🙂
            A good baked potato soup! Lentil! NOW I’m hungry….

          • Marsbars09

            They told me to stay away from anything hot for the first few days.

          • twifan2

            Cold tomato soup. Warm, soft buns with lots of butter. Egg salad sandwiches, spinach salad, etc… 🙂

    • I think she was approached but declined.

      • twifan2

        Mob Wives is better-imo. 🙂

  • She Stinks!

    All should be recast. So tired of these uneducated money grubbing losers. Case closed. There really are educated smart rich classy glamorous hard working women in NJ!

    • Birdie

      Bravo hates that type, unfortunately.

      • Marsbars09

        I know. I just posted a similar comment.

    • Marsbars09

      I know. But Bravo is not checking for those type of women. :/

    • Juliana

      And those women would never appear on this show.

  • Raine Woman

    What fresh hell is this? New Housewives? No…just No. New Jersey is done and should be left to rest in peace.

    • Jennymckitty
      • Marsbars09

        Hi Jenny! You’re so funny.

      • Raine Woman

        If only it were that easy! 🙂

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Raine! How are you? It’s been a long time since we’ve last chatted.
      ITA. They should let the show burn out. The franchise has really run it’s course.

      • Raine Woman

        Hi Marsie! I’m just fine, thanks. How are you liking yoga?

        I don’t think there is anything Bravo can do to save this franchise. New Jersey needs to fade into obscurity. I didn’t watch last season and I won’t be watching any new seasons either.

        Have a great weekend, Mars!

        • Marsbars09

          I took a yoga class last week and determined it wasn’t for me. My muscles are still killing me from the exercises!

          • Birdie

            Mars! Give it a few more classes…it is such a GREAT addition to any fitness routine and it gets easier!!

          • twifan2

            Yes & it’s a really good class to get a nice nap in. 🙂

          • Raine Woman

            I 2nd that!

          • Raine Woman

            LOL I had the same reaction, Mars! Although it was more an aversion to the people rather than the poses.

  • DLister

    Fiery Latina — Cecilia R.? She is brilliant, beautiful and a terrific asset/advocate of our Latino population. She was in the news last year being involved with NJ US Senator Menendez.

    • twifan2

      NOW she would be interesting to watch on the show!

      • DLister

        She has class, built up the number-one Hispanic weekly that she created years ago to simply help the population learn about what’s available to them. If it is her, I would really want her to investigate this opportunity. It can be terrific for her, or it can be soul-sucking. It all depends on where Bravo really wants to go. More in the catfighting/drink-throwing direction, or more restrained and … nicer?

        • twifan2

          This is Bravo we talkin’ about—>’More in the catfighting/drink-throwing direction’. Fur shur. it’s a shame tho, I’d might be persuaded to watch the show again if women like Cecilia were on it.

          • DLister

            I would too, hon. We have many truly admirable women in so many fascinating fields, from university professors, to biotechnologists, true philanthopists and accomplished artists, it’s humbling and also exciting. But of course New Jersey is not the only state with such inspiring ladies — they’re all over our great nation!

          • twifan2

            From your post to a good network’s producer’s ear! 🙂

          • DLister

            The Anti-Housewives! 🙂

        • fred

          yes

    • I agree 100% with you, DLister.

  • RonnieIsBack

    So glad Gonzo will be no more…

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Ronnie! Dina’s allegedly going to try to be a RHNY. She can’t even clean those womens’ homes she’s so low grade.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Hey Marsie!!!! what’s shaken bacon. Gonzo irks me. It was a wing and a prayer that Andy Pants let her boring azz return to Jersey, just to disappoint. Zen my azz she needs to Namaste off my TV screen. #BigBeakBish

      • cait

        Can you imagine how the Countless would destroy her ? Sweet !

        • Marsbars09

          Those wealthy women would wipe the floor with Dina’s fake-Zen, broke ass.

  • cait

    For the RH from Anywhere, cast could be The Leaky Noodle, Yicky G, Kim Z, Tree G, Trashra B, Pill Zarin, Ramoaner, and the less-than motherly Joyce ! Now that would be a show to watch ! Well……until they kill each other !

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  • MinkalaniMInkeshiaLatawandaJoh

    The fact that they’re trying to center the show around South Jersey means that the twins and the Marcheses will still be on the show. I honestly would have rather watched an hour of Teresa stumbling around with 10 lbs of weave on her head in a benzodiazepine haze than ever have been introduced to the Colts Neck people. My dream cast lineup would be Lil Kim, Victoria Gotti(imported form Nassau County to a gaudy rental home), Joe Giudice, Rosie, Kim G, Danielle Staub, and maybe an athlete’s wife or two. I’d rather watch an hour of Joe Giudice building secret rooms behind bookcases filled with stolen watches and stacks of cash while the girls run wild in the background, or maybe the Milania show, or sweet jesus just anything besides frick and frack and Ambah.

    • Norrth

      I am no fan of Amber, her husband, or the twins so I would take your line up in a heartbeat – yes, even with JoeGi and Victoria Gotti! I wonder if Dina knew she wouldn’t be asked back for another season of RHONJ and decided to move to NYC in the hopes of being cast there.

    • annamaria10

      Lots of athletes’ wives in North Jersey…..at least they bring something to the table.

  • Chloe

    I wish they would can this stupid show. I doubt I’ll watch the new season.

  • SuzyQ

    I’d rather watch a show centered around Melissa Gorga, than those three in the back. If they stay, I’m out.

    • DLister

      Yeah, take her back to Lookers and show us all the places in the parking lot she would give BJ’s to guys for money. Other than laughing at how much of a slore she is, this trick has nothing at all to offer.

      • cait

        Nasty D !

      • Trippinhhard

        LMAO

      • SuzyQ

        Like I said, it would be an improvement to those two screeching twins, and that d-bag of a husband and his neon-eye-lined wife.

  • Fritz the. At

    I have so much contempt for mellisa and Joe that it makes me happy if she is demoted. She is nothing but a younger teresa, trying to appear rich while deep in debt. She and Joe destroyed a family for d list fame. Good riddance

    • MidwestMiddie

      I like Melissa and she and Joe had nothing to do with destroying the
      Giudice Famdamily.
      The Giudice Crooks damaged themselves……even before signing on with Bravo.

  • cait

    Just watched Ser 6 Ep 8, where Amber is sobbing her socks off because the Tree is about to be sentenced ! Don’t you have wet stuff on your face when you cry !

    • WestCoastFeed

      Ah! You’ve just seen her auditioning tape for the movies. Or for the soaps. And you weren’t convinced?

      • cait

        Think she meant it, but was a bit dehydrated ! hehheh !

  • cait

    This show is so funny ! The Tree says her close friend has breast cancer, and needs a vasectomy !

  • cait

    Ser 6, Ep 9, The Tree to Demonia “If you don’t behave, you’re going to boarding school”

  • BuckJohnson

    They also may be trying to get rid of the old cast and vibe and anyone associated with the old group to have new stories and not the same Teresa this or Melissa that or Caroline this. Also I think they got rid of Dina because of money, she probably wanted more and they weren’t doing that and the reason why Dina went to NY is because she doesn’t have a house anymore.

    • MidwestMiddie

      I wonder if Bravo Executives realize that Felon Tre’s Sympathy Tour from
      last season only brought on an exodus of fans, the network’s fans and her’s.
      If only the network had fired the crook after Season One. ………….

  • Bravo Changed

    The Fraudice worship should be over. Said done period. She did not keep the ratings. Her and her gang of mean girls going after Melissa S5 is when ratings started to dip and only rose when she started getting exposed in the end. S6 was a complete failure because it was a morally bankrupt season of worshiping the felons and outcasting anyone (Jim) who did not want to be associated with them. Caroline is no different and a season of her delusional hypocritical queen bee mantra should be avoided in its entirety.

  • Trippinhhard

    I wonder did anyone else noticed that as a convicted felon, Teresa went back to the old way of saying her last name..

    • MidwestMiddie

      Yes.
      She is such an idiot!!!

  • MorningYawn

    And they are keeping those newbies from last season? Didn’t need to watch to know that those things were hideous!

  • misstc

    I say scrap all of them except the Marcheses who bring a love/hate relationship of antics.

  • corky21

    They need to scrap the whole NJ franchise. Teresa though, has many fans, regardless of her criminal activities. Bravo should give Teresa and other reformed convicted mothers a show, that would be interesting.

    • MidwestMiddie

      I wonder just how many fans Criminal Tre really has?
      IF she had many fans, they would have continued buying her products
      but they didn’t and her companies were shut-down.

    • Bravo Changed

      Good PR comment. Thing is if she had so many fans ratings wouldn’t have began to decline when she began to be painted a victim Season5 and would not have plummeted when she got the faux Saint edit in Season6.

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