The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Real Housewives: The Five Worst Friendship Break-Ups in Franchise History

Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson

"No more friendship... I'm done." If those words sound familiar to Real Housewives fans, that's because they are. Only two days after the longtime bond between Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice's was shattered on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the close friendship between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney came crumbling down on Tuesday's Orange County season finale. And these are only two of the many platonic break-ups the Bravo franchise has endured in recent years. If The Bachelor has a horrible track record with romantic break-ups, The Real Housewives franchise is the queen bee when it comes to ending friendships. Need proof? Look no further than the five worst spats in Housewives history:

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Watercooler: Is Caroline the Sanest of the Housewives of New Jersey?

Caroline Manzo, Melissa Gorga

Forget Betty Draper. Caroline Manzo is the real hot mama of Sunday night TV. 

Since The Real Housewives of New Jersey launched, the red-headed matriarch has often been the lone port of sanity in the crazy storm. Melissa is Jersey sexy, but come on, there are only so many air quotes one can use around the word "singing" to describe what she keeps doing in those recording sessions. Teresa? read more

VIDEO: Real Housewives Talk Teresa's Cookbook and the "New" Pronunciation of Her Last Name

The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Melissa Gorga, Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile have finally cleared up a very important question: Did Teresa Giudice change the pronunciation of her last name?

"When I met her 15, 16 years ago, it was [pronounced] joo-dice," Manzo says. (Teresa now says it much differently on Celebrity Apprentice.)

"I've never heard her introduce herself [this way]; it's new," her sister-in-law Melissa adds.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview: "When You Associate With Scum, You Become Scum"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

For those Real Housewives of New Jersey fans hoping for a Teresa-Caroline reconciliation after last season's heated reunion, you can officially stop holding your breath.

In the trailer for the fourth season, which premieres on Sunday, April 22 at 10/9c on Bravo, Teresa Giudice seems to be at war with pretty much every other... read more

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Joe Giudice Indicted on Fake ID Charges

Joe and Teresa Giudice

A grand jury in Passaic County, N.J., handed down a two-count indictment against The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Joe Giudice on Tuesday, People reports.

Real Housewives husband Joe Giudice arrested

The charges against Giudice include one count of wrongfully using identifying information of another and one count of impersonation. The first charge can carry a maximum of 10 years... read more

Watercooler: What Did We Learn from the Real Housewives from Hell?

Real Housewives of New Jersey

Forget the dude on Homeland. The true prisoners of war last night were fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! Held captive by the Garden State's battling harpies, viewers were subjected to a barrage of screaming matches, accusations and insults as the ladies wrapped up the second half of their season-ending reunion. What did we learn from this experience? Other than the fact that Andy Cohen deserves a Purple Heart for bravery ...
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Top Moments: Walking Dead's Guts and Good Wife's Awkward Threesome

Kelsey Grammer and Piers Morgan

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Vows:
Twenty-eight years and two children later, Gene Simmons finally ties the knot with Shannon Tweed on Gene Simmons Family Jewels in a romantic ceremony during which Tweed gives the legendary lothario her father's ring that she melted and reshaped into one for Simmons. "If you ever take it off..." she sweetly threatens before Simmons completes her thought: "I'll kill you." 'Til death do they... read more

Teresa Giudice: I Had No Idea They Were Bashing Me Like That

Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice, clueless? She took to her Bravo blog after Sunday's The Real Housewives of New Jersey to write: "The whole time we were filming, I had no idea what other people were saying about me. I just assumed they were all my friends."
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Bravo: Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo Not Leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey

Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo

Jacqueline Laurita and Caroline Manzo are not leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Us Weekly reports.

Contrary to a Monday Huffington Post report that said the duo has been cut from Season 5, Bravo says the two are still part of the cast and decisions for a fifth season have not been made yet.

Report: Jacqueline Laurita quits Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Bravo is not firing anyone from The Real Housewives of New Jersey," the statement read. "This is completely inaccurate from sources who are unreliable and making up rumors. All five cast members ...
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Who's The Stripper and Who's ''Scum'' from Real Housewives of New Jersey

Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita

The drama — real or imagined -- never ends for those Jersey housewives.

Word has spread about The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga allegedly working as a stripper many years ago in Elizabeth, N.J. The source of the story? None other than Gorga's Housewives co-star Teresa Giudice.
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Premiered: May 12, 2009, on Bravo
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The worlds of indulged ladies from the Garden State come to the fore in this reality series, yet another entry in the soapy 'Real Housewives' franchise. Original cast member Dina Manzo left the show in 2010 and controversial housewife Danielle Staub exited in 2011.

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