RHWGOSSIP Exclusive Chat with Jacqueline Laurita! A Few BIG Answers on Season 4!

Tonight I had a pretty long twitter conversation through direct message with Jacqueline! She had read my blog about Danielle Staub and gave me some great compliments. She said although she normally doesn’t read gossip columns, she was “compelled” to read mine and she loved it! Jacqueline has strong feelings about Danielle as you can see in some of the messages below and she was glad to see some of the truths have come out, specifically Danielle’s selling of certain stories to gossip magazines such as In Touch and Us Weekly. I was extremely flattered for the compliment and SO excited to talk to one of my favorite housewives!

This was more conversation style than interview, and I won’t reveal everything that was said because I would like to have more opportunities to talk with Jac in the future. Although I’m sure she wouldn’t have told me anything she was not comfortable with me speaking publicly about, I would like some of it to remain in confidence. Once season 4 airs I will probably come out with more.

Jacqueline apparently was  called up by one or more magazines and asked to respond to stories contributed by Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice. We now have proof of Danielle, but not Teresa. Jacqueline said she believes the story referred to in the Danielle Staub blog screen shots was ultimately kicked off by DS herself.

A lot of fans blame Jacqueline for accusing Teresa of something she hasn’t done, that being sell stories. It is entirely possible that these magazine insiders were only trying to get a statement out of her, by lying about Teresa’s involvement. There is NO proof of Teresa selling any stories as of yet. Jacqueline however does not believe Teresa is completely innocent and that it will all come out in due time.

According to Jac, she does not want to rekindle any kind of friendship with Teresa but would like to end the fighting and drama. She wants peace between them and nothing more.

When I asked her about the 4th season of RHONJ she had this to say :

Wow! We can’t wait! I asked Jac if she had any regrets about missing the reunion with no response, but I did get a piece of info that will interest fans of Teresa Giudice!

As we know Teresa has taken a lot of heat for the Posche Fashion Show issue. There have been countless blogs and hundreds of disputes over whether or not she set Melissa up to be confronted by Angelo Vorhees. Apparently, Teresa will be off the hook ! There are others involved which we will not know of until the show airs, but Jacqueline did say Teresa will appear INNOCENT of any wrongdoing in regards to the set up! Which leaves us to wonder, WHO else is there? Kim D possibly or someone else? We can only wait to watch.

I did ask Jacqueline if she knew when the show was going to premier and she said there is no date set yet, but she will let me know. How awesome! I was so glad to talk to her and she is genuinely a sweetheart. I do personally believe she wants to squash the beef between her and Teresa.

Tell me what you think!!!

Is Teresa Giudice Donald Trump’s NEW Favorite Housewife? Sorry NeNe!

Recently Teresa did an interview to promote the new season of Celebrity Apprentice on New York Live and had this to say : “There are going to be a lot of surprises on the show,” Giudice said on the set of “New York Live.” “The girls are very catty you know, but this was different from ‘Housewives.’ We were asked to do tasks and we did them. Donald is amazing. It’s about charity, so it’s totally different from ‘Housewives.'”

Apparently the Donald was very stricken with the “dynamo” New Jersey Housewife and many of us are! “He just said ‘Teresa, I see a different side of you. This is not the Teresa I know.’ And I’m like that’s what I wanted everyone to see,” confesses the Jersey star. “I loved it. At first we are working 20 hours a day — getting up at 4:30 a.m., sometimes working until 2:00 in the morning, but overall I have to say it was an amazing experience and if I had to do it all over again, I would.”

Teresa has chosen a charity to represent that is near and dear to her heart, and that is The Berwyn Foundation, which raises money for Kidney Disease research. She chose NephCure as the beneficiary for her potential $250,000 prize winnings if she were to win Celebrity Apprentice (spoiler : the top two contestants were Clay Aiken and Aresenio Hall, check my blog on CA for more info and spoilers). Teresa met an 8 year old boy who is suffering from a kidney disease known as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS.

“Children are suffering from these diseases and there is no cure,” said Giudice. “NephCure is a dynamic organization that helps patient families living with FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome. I am honored to be associated with NephCure and hope that my involvement in ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ leads to hope for the thousands of patients who are suffering from these diseases.”

Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS are conditions that affect the tiny filtering mechanisms in the kidney that causes beneficial protein to be spilled from the kidney into the urine and lost. The disease can cause renal failure and patients must receive dialysis, which is a huge medical issue or possibly even a kidney transplant.

NephCure states more than 5,600 people are diagnosed with FSGS each year, and it is the leading cause of kidney failure in children.

Henry Brehm is the founder of NephCure and says he is grateful to have a celebrity like Teresa as the spokesperson on CA for the foundation. He hopes she will bring new focus on the disease which it may otherwise not have had.

Celebrity Apprentice is just around the corner, set to air on February 12th. Good luck Teresa!

Melissa Gorga’s Interview At Borgata

Here is an interview Melissa Gorga did with Veronica Dudo over the weekend at the Borgata Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City. She talks about her first season on RHONJ and says overall it’s been “a nice experience” and has allowed her many new opportunities, from music to hosting and representing a new Vodka brand.

She talks about “On Display” going up to #11 on iTunes and how she is releasing some new songs this spring, including a ballad to her husband Joe. If you recall Teresa said this was her favorite among Melissa’s songs on the reunion.

Melissa says she keeps up her figure by drinking “Voli Vodka” when she is out since it is low calorie and she is not one to sit around and watch TV. She works out with a trainer and that is how she keeps up on her bod.

Melissa confirms there will be a season 5 but adds there is no word yet about the cast or when it will begin filming.

She explains it is “touching” that her fans can relate to her life including the loss of her father and how he was her #1 fan.

Lastly Veronica touches on the family drama, and Melissa says “Teresa and I are always, constantly trying for the kids. I know in my heart I’ve done everything I can possibly do.” She says the sister in laws really try to work in out in season 4, and whether or not they do she can “put her head on her pillow at night” knowing she’s done everything in her power to help Teresa and Joe reconcile. But what about Teresa and Melissa? Can’t wait for season 4… I have a feeling we will all be suprised at what transpires!

Juice From The RHOBH Reunion, Andy Cohen Talks to Wendy Williams

Can you believe this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is almost over? I feel like the trainwreck of a Tea Party was yesterday. But several spoiler rumors have been circulating as to what happened on the reunion. Apparently Brandi causes a lot of drama regarding Kim Richards who is NOT present as confirmed by Andy Cohen on a recent episode of Wendy Williams.  He said she is in recovery and did not attend. It was reported several days ago that she has left rehab. Whether or not it was recommended by her doctors is unknown. Radar online reported that Kim was forced to enter rehab by Bravo producers or leave the show.

Apparently Kyle has a meltdown over the issue of Kim’s drug and/or alcohol habits and Brandi does not help. Brandi’s accusation that Kim uses crystal meth is brought back to attention and it apparently caused a huge confrontation between Brandi and Kyle. When the subject of Kim being in rehab was mentioned, Brandi rolled her eyes and this caused an outburst from Kyle. A source claims “Brandi was out of control, swearing at the other women and being obnoxious” according to Radar Online. Also from the source : “[She] is hoping she doesn’t have to come back for season three. Kim has had enough of the antics of the show and all of the drama. Kyle would definitely come back for a third season though.” This was not the only juicy topic to be hashed out. The women also touched on Eddie Cibrian’s disgusting affair with Leann Rimes, which I personally can’t wait to witness. Also discussed was the tragic suicide of Russell Armstrong, it will be interesting to what extent it is commented on. Andy has maintained they be very sensitive on the subject.

Another interesting part of Andy Cohen’s interview : he admitted that he was asked ONCE by a housewife to not show a certain scene, although he would not expose who or what scene. He did say we would eventually find out, and that information will be in his upcoming book which title has not been released. It is a memoir of his life and career in showbiz. Also interesting – Wendy pried into whom he knew to be the richest housewife and he answered that “asset wise” it was a close call between Lisa VanderPump and Adrienne Maloof, of course referring to Lisa’s restaurants and Adrienne’s partial ownership of the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and the Sacramento Kings basketball team. If I had to take a guess I’d say Adrienne all the way!  He concluded his interview by mentioning they are re-vamping the set of WWHL which we will now see 5 nights a week, adding that it looks like a “big lite brite” whatever that means.

The interview with Wendy William’s was slightly cryptic, he mentioned that ALL the ladies of RHONJ are returning in response to Wendy’s claim that the only wife to sign was Teresa Giudice. He dismissed that as a rumor, but it was not clear whether he was speaking about season 4 or 5. I myself think he was referring to S5 only because season 4 taping was completed long ago and we are all aware Jac is present for that. It begs the question, will they be adding to the cast? I wish Wendy would have asked! Many of us on twitter have witnessed a controversy over Penny Drossos Karagiorgis vying for a spot on the show and it seems as though her husband Johnny is hoping for a spot as a wife himself. Hehe, in all honesty he appears to be very supportive of his wife and has hinted not so secretively that she is in line for a spot. A loyal supporter of Penny’s who runs a twitter fan site for the potential housewife has also made claims of seeing an unsigned contract, although the tweeter has not alluded to whom it belongs… although it’s unclear who else she would be referring to besides Penny. Duh! I have to say I would like to see them add fresh blood however, I don’t know what kind of dynamic Penny and John would add. Many think they are too desperate and have seemingly been too open about the entire issue.. considering confidentiality agreements anyone involved usually has to adhere to. Andy of course did not mention anything in relation to new cast members.

He did however cover the topic of spin offs, mentioning Kim Zolciak’s upcoming “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding”. He says it’s a half hour series and very fun. Wendy asked if NeNe Leakes was next in line for a spin off and Andy said he hoped to work with NeNe for a long long time. Hmmm! According to Miss Leakes we are going to see a lot of her in 2012 outside of Housewives, including GLEE which I’m very excited about! I haven’t watched Glee yet but I certainly will now.

Jacqueline Laurita – Beauty Tips and Cosmetic Uses for EVOO!

I found this cool interview with Jacqueline on tumblr where she gives beauty tips, reveals some of the products she personally uses and lists a bunch of uses for extra virgin olive oil- some I would have NEVER thought of! I remember Sweetie using some to moisturize one of Kim’s wigs and I wouldn’t have ever guessed you could use cooking oil on your hair. The things we learn from Housewives! Check it out!  It may be the first time you see Yves Saint Laurent beauty, Jimmy Choo and olive oil in the same post, and trust me, it makes sense. Questions were asked by Fabuloscity Blog.

What’s your personal definition of Fabuloscity?

Jacqueline Laurita: Fabuloscity is just knowing who you are, what you stand for and being proud of it. Always staying true yourself and what you believe in. In beauty, its being the best “you”, you can be, taking care of yourself and feeling proud about the way you look.

An important key to having great skin and hair is knowing your specific skin/hair type and condition so that you can use specific products that cater to your specific needs

Who taught you the “secret” to being fabulous?

JL: I didn’t realize I was fabulous. LOL! Thank you. I  have always been into beauty since as far back as I can remember. I remember in Jr. high breaking myself down from head to toe and working on perfecting each section. Looking back on my pictures from back then, I can’t even tell you what the heck I was thinking or what I actually did to beautify myself.Most of my pictures are horrid. LOL! BUT, I had fun anyway. I made a lot of homemade beauty masks,moisturizers and hair treatments. My Mom taught me a few things too. I took notes on beauty tips I’d learn. I guess most of my “Fabuloscity”, as you call it, was self taught. Later in life, Beauty school helped educate me further.

What are your top three beauty absolute “must-haves”?

JL:  1. I must wear waterproof mascara because I just feel safer that way.You never know when you’re going to get trapped in the rain or cry. lol!  I use Maybelline’s, waterproof mascara in “Glam Black” I also like Dior “Show.”

2. I must have a concealer. I use Le Metier de Beaute in frais/cool or YSL’s “Touche Eclat”

3. If I had to only pick one more, I’d use a combo product like Laura Mercier SPF tinted moisturizer, because it also has an SPF which is so important to use on a daily basis to protect your skin. La Roche-Posay  makes a good one. So does Clarins. I prefer one with at least a 30 SPF.

Most girls feel fab with the right pair of shoes, which pair has this effect on you?

JL: I feel sexy in my Casadei ,YSL, or Jimmy Choo heels.

What is the number one fashion ensemble you wear that makes you feel your most fab?

JL: Fashion ensemble? Oh..you mean…….as in my Spanx? LOL!  I mostly like comfort. 

For beauty lovers on a budget, what is your best at-home beauty secret?

JL: I like the use of Extra-virgin Olive Oil. A little goes a long way and it has many, many uses. Here’s a few…

- Eye-make-up remover

- All over face and body moisturizer (Rumor has it that it will even help with stretch marks)

- Shaving

- Warm it and use as cuticle oil

- Bath oil

- Scalp massage oil

- Hair mask for dry, brittle hair

- Lip gloss that moisturizes

- Lip scrub (Put some on a toothbrush with some brown sugar and scrub to get — rid of dry, flaky lips)

- Use on your feet with socks for an overnight softening treatment for dry feet

Sounds great for a girl on a budget! Interview Credit to FABULOCITY!