NBC is promoting season five of Celebrity Apprentice as the “toughest season yet,” and we can kind of see why. I mean, who would want to mess with the likes of George Takei, Clay Aiken and Debbie/Deborah Gibson?
Oh, wait, there are also a couple of intimidating folks here: Victoria Gotti, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr. Not only do they know their way around reality TV, but they also probably know a guy. And Lou Ferrigno may not be the Hulk anymore, but we wouldn’t test him. Also, former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza was once kidnapped in Venezuela, so running a business or five should be a piece of cake, right?
Also competing for the chance to win back their fame, er, win $250,000 for the charity of their choice are a slew of “Where have they been?” folks: Aubrey O’Day, Arsenio Hall, Tia Carrere, Adam Carolla and Cheryl Tiegs. Magician Penn Jillette, racecar driver Michael Andretti, actress Patricia Velasquez comedian Lisa Lampanelli and the always-entertaining rocker Dee Snyder round out the cast.
“It’s amazing the abuse they take and the kind of work they put in,” Donald Trump told The Hollywood Reporter. Well, that remains to be seen, Donald. I mean, what counts as “amazing” for reality TV these days?
We have no idea what bankrupt Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was thinking as she arrived to the 4th Annual Ladies’ Night Out benefit yesterday. All we know is that she came to have fun, wear a head wrap and pose next to an ice sculpture of a four-legged horse-or-camel. For more Jersey-fabulous outfits, check out our gallery of the event. Warning: there are a lot of competing prints, tiaras and dangly accessories to wrap your mind around.
We’re anxiously awaiting tonight’s second installment of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion on Bravo, which is sure to be explosive. Craving a taste of the drama? Check out family-obsessed Caroline Manzo‘s breakdown on tonight’s episode. Her target is – as usual – Danielle Staub, who she accuses of doing something horrendous and unforgivable. Internet peeps are guessing that she had an affair with Dina Manzo‘s husband Tommy Manzo (so many Manzos!), but as far as we know, that’s just a surly web rumor. We’ve also heard gossip buzz that Tommy has left Dina for a younger woman. Dina admitted in their VH1 special, My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding, that Tommy has cheated on her before. Think we’ll find out the truth tonight?
In other RHONJ news, Danielle has successfully stopped her sex tape with fugly ex Stephen Zalewski from being released, with a little help from a judge and a restraining order. It’s a good thing the former stripper has experience with the court system.
Check out pics of Tommy and Dina Manzo, Danielle, Caroline and all the Real Housewives of New Jersey in our enormous gallery below.
Heads up, Hollywood! Dina, Teresa, and Caroline from The Real Housewives of New Jersey have made their acting debut! Watch their subtle delivery as they run into each other at their favorite grocery store, Nicholas Markets Foodtown.