The Real Housewives of New Jersey have been filming season six for some time now and with filming comes tons of rumors. Now that I have a moment, I thought I would take a moment to catch you up on all the gossip. Or maybe just some of it. Let’s start with the big question. Will we see Teresa and Joe Giudice dealing with their impending trials? Um, is Andy Cohen Jewish? Of course we will. While for some reason the recent Nightline interview seemed to indicate that it would not be addressed on the upcoming season of RHONJ, Andy has assured us it will be front and center. Teresa reports that her castmates have been very kind in not bringing up the subject, but my sources say that is not true. The new girl, Amber does confront Tre about her legal woes. You can expect scenes with Teresa and Dina where Teresa shares her concerns.
Are Teresa and Melissa getting along? My understanding is they have an uneasy truce at the moment. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but they are presenting a united front. Melissa has few allies and needs Teresa this season. However, Dina’s friendship with Teresa does not extend to Melissa. Teresa is quick to defend Melissa with the others so far. She is bigger than ever on the family thing this season.
Who is the drama queen for season six? That’s an easy call. Amber Marchese, is stirring up as much drama as possible to get camera time. Amber is a well-educated fitness instructor whose Facebook page for her company, Vici Fitness has some great exercise and diet tips. Vici is latin for “I Conquered” which I assume she selected due to her successful fight against breast cancer. Amber is an aspiring actress who will stop at nothing to be the center of the drama. Her favorite method of causing conflict is to attack the health of everyone else’s marriage, which makes one wonder how solid hers is. She has gone after both Melissa and Teresa’s marriage in drama filled scenes. She has also brought up Teresa and Joe’s legal issues in a mocking way on camera. Her husband is a mortgage broker so perhaps she is particularly sensitive to the subject? She came on the show as close friends of twins Nicole and Teresa Napolitano, sparking early rumors of a new housewives versus old housewives storyline. But Amber soon realized she was no match for the veteran housewives and decided to turn on the twins. In particular, she attacked Nicole about her marital stability and word on the street is that the Jersey came out and the two actually got physical. Amber it seems will be the Kenya Moore of RHONJ season six with lots of drama and not much in the way of allies.
What about the twins? Well, twins Teresa and Natalie Napolitano it seems are regretting getting themselves mixed up with the housewives franchise. They have been unhappy since filming began and the hazing from Teresa and Melissa began. As is the tradition on all of the housewives shows, the veterans take glee in putting the new housewives through the ringer and the Jersey girls are no exception. The lack of a warm reception by Tre and Melissa followed by Amber going off on Natalie has the twins forming an island of their own while wishing desperately it would all be over. If their feelings don’t change by the time filming ends for the season, I would not be surprised if they declined any future invitations to be on the show.
What is Dina’s storyline? My sources say Dina has somehow managed to get a lot of camera time without the other ladies. Remember, Dina had a whole bunch of demands before returning to the show and apparently this was one. Bravo cameras have been following Dina to a slew of Home Décor shows where she gives talks and does meet and greets with her fans. When she is in a group setting, she has bad blood with Melissa (perhaps because Melissa and Caroline became close) and has not been particularly welcoming to the newbies. She is of course friends with Tre, and will do a few scenes with her as her shoulder to cry on. Oh and of course scenes with Grandma Wrinkles. Update: Dina and Kathy Wakile are exchanging pleasantries on twitter. Today Kathy tweeted a picture of a tank top that said, “More issues than Vogue” and Dina replied that she just recently sadi that about someone they both know and people will find out who this summer. So Kathy will most likely be a “friend of” Dina and film with her.
What about Melissa? Melissa is promoting her book Love Italian Style. She and Joe are making a lot of joint public appearances. She is making sure that she and Joe come off as the happiest couple in the world in order to foster those book sales. This seems to infuriate Amber and cause her to try to sabotage Melissa’s plans. This brings Teresa into the mix ranting about her FAMBLY!!! and things are not pretty. It’s not really smart for the new girl to come in and piss off Melissa AND Teresa at the same time.
What is the trip for season six? I don’t know exactly yet. Somewhere warm and tropical. It hasn’t happened yet. I think the ladies did a quick jaunt to Atlantic City recently. I’m sure everything went smoothly with all the free booze and gambling. Right? Edit: The trips may well be limited to the US this season as I believe Teresa had to surrender her passport to the Feds. Also she will have to get permission to leave the state so maybe Atlantic City is all we will get for season six.