After Danielle Staub's criminal past came to light during last season of Real Housewives of New Jersey, the mother of two decided the only way to deal with the situation was to, well, write a book about it.
Staub stopped by TVGuide.com to plug her tell-all memoir, The Naked Truth, which details her turbulent and abusive past. She wrote the book, she says, to restore her "completely smashed" spirit following the end of filming.
For those of you curious as to what happened between seasons, Staub also reveals how her current beef with Jacqueline arose.
Plus, the housewife explains why she chose to invite her intimidating friend Danny to be her date at the fundraising event at the Brownstone featured in Monday's super-dramatic episode.
Watch the video after the jump.
The Real Housewives of NYC - Alex McCord, Jill Zarin
After three seasons of Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord has been, comparatively speaking, the calm, collected one of the group. But fans are about to see a new side of McCord when she and Jill Zarin butt heads in Thursday's episode (10/9c on Bravo).
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"Jill has taken every opportunity over the last three years to belittle my husband, my children and sometimes me. I really don't care about what she says about me, but I care about what she says about my family. It's just unacceptable, and I couldn't let it continue," McCord tells TVGuide.com. "By ignoring her, she began to think everything was OK, and she could go ahead and continue to make fun of the kids or get LuAnn to make fun of the kids ... she's a ...
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NY Magazine Approval Matrix
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The Matrix, Ben Mathis-Lilley and Emma Rosenblum's unscientific graph, rates pop culture events in terms of
If Top Chef Masters' first season had you salivating, Season 2 (premiering Wednesday at 11/10c on Bravo) is sure to kick your cravings into high gear.
TVGuide.com caught up with the show's newest judge, Top Chef's Gail Simmons, to find out if she'll be harsher on the renowned cheftestants and to get the scoop on an upcoming challenge involving the Modern Family cast. Plus: See why she thinks her new culinary competition series, Just Desserts, will give fans ...