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Originally posted 06/07/2012 02:30PM
When celebrity chef and designer Jaime Laurita wed his husband Rich Lane last summer at their home outside Chicago, his sister, Caroline Manzo, gave a poignant speech that brought tears to the grooms' eyes.
That speech, which you can watch below now, will air on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday (10 p.m. ET).
"I was thrilled," New Jersey's tough yet tender matriarch Manzo says of finding out her brother was going to tie the knot. "Everybody wants to feel accepted, loved, at peace, at home in their life choices. It was great ... for him and Rich to finally feel like their relationship is recognized."
Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:45AM
Let the games – er, shows – begin!
Bravo's summer programing slate is heating up, and the network has recruited a fleet of its "Bravolebrities" – more than 30 in total – for a fun, fast-paced new promo, and PEOPLE.com has a first look. (The commercial will make its TV debut during Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live.)
The Olympics-themed clip finds various Housewives – NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Ramona Singer – facing off for race ... in heels! And with drinks in hand.
Originally posted 04/23/2012 10:00AM
The Real Housewives of New Jersey ended its third season with a moment of calm, as 'Teresa posed for a family portrait alongside her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa.
That was then, and this is now: On Sunday's season 4 premiere, Teresa is in hot water with her costars.
"I believe that she's living a rough life with her husband, she's unhappy and misery loves company," her brother Joe Gorga said.
Originally posted 03/23/2012 07:40PM
Fans have already caught a glimpse of the drama that is set to unfold in season 4 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey – most of which is centered around Teresa Giudice.
Now, Giudice is speaking out to PEOPLE exclusively about what went down on – and off – camera.
"I am still saddened by what transpired," she says of shooting the season. "There are a lot of hurtful and shocking moments."
Originally posted 03/22/2012 01:45PM
Teresa Giudice has always had a way of getting into trouble on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. And based on a first look at the show's fourth season, it seems like she's at it again.
Giudice has already publicly clashed with costar Caroline Manzo, who accused the Celebrity Apprentice contestant of trying to destroy her family by exposing a feud with her sister Dina Manzo, a former cast member who remained friendly with Giudice.
Will they make up in season 4?
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.
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