“Real Housewives of New Jersey”: My big fat Italian vacation

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I’ve seen some people kvetching online about how lame this week’s “My Big Fat Italian Vacation” episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” was, but I loved every minute of it.

If only what happens in Italy, stays in Italy./Photo credit Bravo

And there were a million and one reasons to love it. And much of the credit belongs to Teresa Giudice, who came up with the idea in the first place and whose antics before, during – and who knows, probably after, too! – made for some pretty amusing television. Just watch:

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By the way, I’m so relieved to see “Fabulous!!!” works in any country. Now if only they could learn to say it in Italian…

Favoloso!

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VH1 tells Jersey girls: “You’re Cut Off!”

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Watch out Snooki, Sammi and JWoww: These privileged, bratty girls are angling for your spots in the limelight.

And guess what? They’re actually FROM Jersey.

Jessica from Howell definitely tans and may hit the gym, but she most certainly doesn't do laundry./Photos credit VH1

Meet Jessica, a Howell resident who is jobless and lives at home with her parents. She is one of nine women – two from the Garden State – from obscenely well-off families who are part of a new VH1 series called “You’re Cut Off.” The premise is simple: The women’s families are allegedly fed up with supporting them in extravagant lifestyles and have decided to kick them to the curb, where a life coach is there to pick up the pieces.

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