“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”: Eat, talk about Danielle, repeat

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What places have “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” – aka Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Dina Manzo and yes, Danielle Staub – been visiting lately? Keep reading!

It's going to be strange not seeing Dina around anymore./Photo credit the New York Daily News

“She’s like parsley. She’s everywhere.” – Caroline on Danielle

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Jesse James speaks

I heard Jesse James – who most recently starred in “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC – stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Radio this week.


Jesse’s appearance was to promote his new Spike show, “Jesse James is a Dead Man” (which premieres at 10 p.m. May 31), but he was also apparently thrilled to meet the King of All Media.

“I feel like I’ve finally made it,” he told Howard. “I’ve done ’60 Minutes’ and everything else, but being here…”

Naturally, Howard’s two favorite subjects for the biker were the women in his life, both past and present: ex-wife and porn star Janine Lindemulder and current wife and famous actress Sandra Bullock.

Of his marriage to Janine (who is currently serving time in jail for tax evasion and with whom he has a young daughter, Sunny), Jesse said, “Sometimes things aren’t what they seem… I more got into that relationship for everybody else. So guys like you would think I was cool.”

When Howard asked Jesse if he would recommend marrying a porn star to other guys, Jesse said, “Just buy the DVD.”

As for his relationship with Sandra, Jesse said, “I’ve always been honest with her right from the start. I was like, ‘Hey, I dated a porn star’ and ‘Hey, we’re having a kid.’ At several points, I expected her to turn around and run.”

Jesse explained that the pair met when she brought her godson to tour the set of his show, “Monster Garage.”

“I kind of automatically figured she was a b*tch,” he admitted. “But she’s smart and looks you in the eye when she talks to you… so I contacted her assistant and said, ‘Hey, I wanna ask her out.’ So I asked her out and she said no.”

To those of you who saw Jesse in action on “Celebrity Apprentice” it’s not a surprise that he didn’t give up.

“We kinda emailed back and forth for a couple months… it was the first relationship I’d ever been in that was (preceded) by a courtship.”

Jesse said he didn’t get to kiss Sandra until the second date.

“And she kissed me,” he told Howard. “Caught me off guard, too.”

It was a few months before they finally sealed the deal and slept together. But apparently, it was worth it: “It was awesome,” he confirmed.

Winning the trust of Sandra’s friends was a lot more difficult.

“All her friends. 100 percent,” he said. “They were like, ‘Absolutely no way.'”

Howard asked him if he ever thought about Sandra’s past Hollywood boyfriends (who include Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling) but Jesse laughed it off.

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“None of those dudes can weld,”  he said.

And in an interview with the New York Daily News, Jesse revealed that one of the reasons he wanted to do “Celebrity Apprentice” was to meet – and apologize to – Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton.

It turns out a teenage Jesse stole Scott’s 1985 Porsche Targe from outside the skater’s San Diego apartment. Although Jesse was never caught for the deed, it’s a burden he’s apparently carried around with him.

“I always felt bad about it,” he told the Daily News. “I figured I’d never have a chance to say anything to him.”

Until the night Scott was fired and Jesse followed him out of  Trump Tower.

“He looked at me,” Scott said. “I could tell he was concerned. He said, ‘I never made it right with you.’ Once I knew the whole story, I thought it was kind of funny to learn 20 years later that Jesse James stole my car and stripped it.”

“I was sorry,” Jesse confessed. “It was like a huge monkey off my back.”

Is A-Rod dating one of the “Real Housewives of New York City”?

Quick: What do “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel and Madonna have in common?


Well, they’re both cougars – if the New York Daily News is to be believed – with a taste for Yanks… As in New York Yankees.

The newspaper reports today that Bethenny was spotted stepping out with none other than A-Rod in Miami this holiday weekend. According to the News’ “spy,” Bethenny the chef and Alex Rodriguez shared an “intimate dinner” at a local restaurant Friday night.

But that may have been all the pair shared.  A-Rod reportedly dropped Bethenny off at the Fountainbleau Hotel around 12:30 a.m. that night. Rumor has it, though, that the baseball superstar planned on taking her out again Saturday night.

Last month, the New York Daily News reported that the pair already shared a past – they supposedly hooked up three months ago – but that A-Rod ended things.

Bethenny, in an attempt to laugh off the gossip, told one interviewer, “We’re madly in love; we’re engaged. I fly to Miami every weekend. I’m in the front row when they’re playing. I never felt this way.”

Then, possibly realizing people might actually believe her, she added, “”No, I’ve never been in the same room with him,” and expressed disappointment that the rumor mill wasn’t pairing her with a certain Hollywood hottie.

“Can it be George Clooney?” she asked. “Can’t it just be the celebrity I want to be aligned with?”

Evidently, that was enough for A-Rod to look over his shoulder at what he had cast aside.

“I think the reports sparked his curiosity,” said an insider for the Daily News. “I think he respected the way she denied it.”

Bethenny, 39,  is officially five years older than A-Rod. Which, if you think about it, is a lot closer than the age difference between him and his supposed former paramour, Madonna.

“They could be a match,” the Daily News quoted a friend as saying. “(Bethenny) is very athletic – she snowboards and surfs. She’s an expert on nutrition. She’s also a no-nonsense, straight-shooting lady. And we know Alex likes strong women.”


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