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Originally posted 12/12/2011 09:45AM
Teresa Giudice may be known as the main chef in her family, but sister-in-law Melissa Gorga also enjoys time well spent in the kitchen.
In fact, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star tells PEOPLE she can cook up a mean linguine dish – and mix an equally delicious cocktail.
"I love cooking in the kitchen with my family, with everyone picking at the food before it makes it to the table," the Voli vodka ambassador tells PEOPLE.
As for her signature dish, she says it's "a traditional family recipe" best sipped with a pomegranate Voli martini, which she calls "light, refreshing, sweet and sour."
She also says Teresa's been a big help and teacher in the kitchen. "I am a good cook, but nothing compares to my sister," Gorga says. "She is a pro. She sometimes teaches me her secret recipes."
Originally posted 10/24/2011 08:30AM
Everyone's always pressing Dina Manzo for dirt about her old show, the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Now, the former cast member is coming clean – in what she claims will be the last time she'll ever speak about the Bravo show.
"It's a shame this TV show used to be about our lives and now some lives are just about a TV show. That's not how it should be," Manzo, 39, writes in a lengthy blog post on her website.
Manzo, now host of HGTV's event-planning show Dina's Party, recaps why she left the Housewives – she needed to escape "all of the toxic behavior" – and admit she distanced herself from all of the housewives after her exit.
She then briefly weighs in on the current war between Teresa Guidice and Caroline Manzo.
Originally posted 10/20/2011 03:15PM
The feud between Real Housewives Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo may be new but it looks like it's here to stay.
On part one of the explosive New Jersey reunion show, Teresa brought up an apparent rift between Caroline and her sister, former Housewife Dina Manzo. But Teresa later said, "I don't get Caroline's problem with me."
Now, in a new blog on Bravotv.com, Caroline clearing up any confusion and revealing her reasons for wanting to keep the "sad situation" between her and Dina out of the spotlight.
Originally posted 10/17/2011 03:00PM
On part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion Sunday night, Teresa Giudice faced off against, well, all three of her present costars.
Talk turned especially explosive when Caroline Manzo revealed that Giudice confided in her that she never planned to make up with her brother, Joe Gorga, and had called him "an a------."
"I don't get Caroline's problem with me," Giudice tells PEOPLE in a new interview. "I never did anything to intentionally hurt people."
Despite the tense episode and her escalating feud with Manzo over her behavior around her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile, Giudice says her family comes first.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 09:50AM
There's no family feud for the Manzo clan – at least not according to Dina Manzo.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey castmember took to Twitter on Thursday night to clear up rumors that she has a stake in the escalating fight between Teresa Giudice and her older sister, Caroline Manzo.
"eww getting some MEAN tweets," Dina, who left the show in season 2, Tweeted. "I didn't take sides, don't assume~didn't even know they were not getting along until recently~I'm not involved."
After previews of an explosive – and emotional – New Jersey reunion hit the web, there was speculation that Caroline and Dina's relationship was strained because of disagreements over their friendship with Giudice.
Originally posted 10/13/2011 09:45AM
Oh, how things have changed!
In a sneak peek at part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion show, one-time friends Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice are at each other's throats.
The only two original Housewives in attendance (Jacqueline Laurita refused to participate) shed tears, shouted insults and accused each other of lying and their turning backs on their families. They also tackled Teresa's husband Joe's legal problems and Caroline's relationship with her sister, Dina Manzo, who quit the show in season 2.
How did it all go so wrong for two women who have traveled together, spent holidays together and weathered Danielle Staub together?
Originally posted 10/10/2011 02:40PM
Teresa Giudice has the perfect recipe for making enemies.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's third season came to an end Sunday with Teresa offending her costars with comments she made in her second cookbook, Fabulicious!
Taking shots at her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga (who was steamed to read she allegedly "copied off" Teresa's taste in shoes and porch chairs) and her cousin Kathy Wakile (who spotted a comment she didn't like about making lame jokes about Teresa) isn't new but taking aim at pal Caroline Manzo certainly is.
Originally posted 06/14/2011 10:45AM
What began with a champagne toast ended in a bar room brawl for the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast – and now they're facing a lawsuit.
In papers filed in New York State Supreme Court, Adolfo Arreola and Jason Gomez allege that a group of Real Housewives cast members beat them up after Teresa Giudice popped a bottle of champagne all over their party while in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 23.
Although the lawsuit claims the champagne "caused severe eye irritation" for Arreola's mother-in-law, Teresa allegedly "laughed at, mocked, humiliated, insulted and physically approached" the offended party, according to the papers.
Originally posted 05/25/2011 12:30PM
Like the big kids they are, Bravo's reality TV stars are heading off to camp together for a summer of fun, pranks and hijinks – and, of course, endless drama.
That's the theme, anyway, of a star-studded, playful new Bravo promo, backed by the new Britney Spears single "I Wanna Go," that touts the cable network's summer programming, including 10 new and returning series premieres.
The 60-second video, set to run on Bravo, online and in theaters, features Real Housewives Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Teresa Giudice, Caroline Manzo, Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards, as well as former Housewife Bethenny Frankel.
Originally posted 04/13/2011 03:15PM
It's all about family on the Real Housewives of New Jersey's third season – specifically Teresa Giudice's.
The reality star veteran is joined by brand new costars – her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and her cousin Kathy Wakile – when the show returns on May 16 (9 p.m. ET) to Bravo. Rounding out the cast: original Housewives Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita.
And just because villain Danielle Staub is gone, the drama doesn't appear to have disappeared.
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