EDIT: There are no changes to the story below. HOWEVER in sorting through the various versions of events, I initially mistitled this piece to indicate that Danielle was throwing/pushing the chair at Kim D. As the story below explains Kim D. appears to have defended herself from Danielle with a chair.
There were a lot of reports leaking out today about the Posche Fashion Show. It looks like the more the tales are told, the taller they become. I was sent a few links to look at today and have sort of condensed the conversations I find the most believable.
Let’s start with the fight club teams for this season’s classless brawling. There are essentially two teams of two. Melissa and Teresa and maintaining their alliance this season for the purposes of the show. It’s a friendship of necessity. This pairing has brought in Danielle Staub for their numbers. Danielle is being used as their attack dog whether she realizes it or not. And in the other corner, we have Siggy and Dolores. These two try to get along with everyone. By not pledging undying allegiance to Teresa and Melissa and instead remaining friends with Kim D, there is trouble in river city. Kim D. is friends with Melissa’s former business partner at Envy, Jackie. Kim D. went after Melissa on social media when the business partnership came apart at the seams and helped Jackie liquidate her merchandise.
Kim D is basically the arch nemesis of both Teresa and Melissa. So both Dolores and Siggy being heavily involved in the fashion show this year caused a huge rift between the two teams of two. The other person on the cast this season, Margaret doesn’t seem to have quite found her spot and has had words with both Siggy and Danielle so far this season. Danielle is said to be part-time, but in actuality it sounds like these two are both in contention for a full-time spot and either one could end up being full-time.
The fashion show had a charitable component this year to benefit the children of two men they failed to name on the invitation. Those children are the offspring of the two men that were murdered in a car owned by Kim earlier this year. The short version is that Kim D’s son asked a friend of his to drive him to the airport in his car and then take it back home. The friend did drop Kim D’s son at the airport and then on the way back he picked up another friend and they went to a house in Paterson that is said to be in a known drug area. Both men were shot dead in the car which was registered to Kim. So she was raising money for those children. I am sure there will be a lot of drama and tongue wagging about that whole situation on the show.
I am not sure how much of what happened Wednesday night was connected to Margaret and Danielle jockeying for position. Margaret is barely mentioned by most folks relating information to me. Melissa also seem to keep out of most of it. That said, Teresa. Melissa. Margaret and Danielle appear for the most part to be a united front who are irritated with Dolores and Siggy for being friends with Kim D. The foursome all went out together a night or two before the fashion show to strategize.
As usual, the Posche Fashion Show was an all cast event. Melissa was not a happy camper to be going. Teresa hates Kim D. for her own reasons. Reports are that producers were all over Danielle before winding her up and pointed her at Kim D.
By all accounts the event itself was lovely. The fashion show itself went off well and Siggy seemed to be an MC of sorts for the event. Both Siggy and Dolores were part of the show. Siggy’s daughter, Sophie was a model in the show. No tables were flipped during the actual event.
Afterward however, things took a turn. Best I can determine, Kim D. made a comment to Teresa that was negative toward Teresa and or Melissa depending on whose version of events you believe. I think it was probably toward both of them. Danielle, freshly primed by production started a screaming match with Kim D. while that was going on, production sent Teresa over to get involved in the mix. Teresa tossed a drink that was likely meant for Kim D. but it hit a producer instead.
Teresa was shouting at Kim D, calling her a cunt. Danielle was threatening to beat Kim D.’s ass. I should remind everyone that this is Kim D.’s event. With both of them coming at her Kim D. used a chair to defend herself. Here stories vary again. Some say she threw a chair. Some say she just pushed a chair in between herself and Teresa and Danielle who were both shouting they were going to beat her ass.
At this point things are getting ugly and first person accounts vary a bit. By all accounts the brawl moved outside as the housewives were all leaving. Danielle got up in Dolores’ face accusing her of being two-faced. Dolores was apparently pointing out that Kim was her friend as well and the fighting was out of control. Siggy was crying because of all the fighting.
It seems to be too early for this to be the end of the filming season. In the past the show has ended just after the Posche drama. But it appears things are on a different schedule. I believe they started filming in February. There are rumors that they are going on an overseas trip this month, perhaps to Italy? I am not sure Teresa can even do that. I guess is Abby Lee Miller can get permission to leave the country Teresa can too. Isn’t she still on probation or no?
Anyway, that is the best I can piece together. I don’t have great sources for RHONJ. Thanks to all who sent me information and links.