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A 10-Year Friendship Is 100% Over

Sydney Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Sydney Levin

And just like that pesky herpes flare-up that your friend claims she got from "sharing drinks in college," the reunion is back!

Why The Finale Was A Total Lie

Sydney Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Sydney Levin

There's an old saying that goes "you can't get blood from a stone ... and you can't get a two-part reunion out of happiness and smiles."

Teresa Admits The Cold, Hard Truth

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.29.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Annnd we're back at the aptly named Moxie Salon ("a force of character, determination or nerve") where Teresa is summoning all of hers to shut Penny down. "You wanted to destroy [Melissa], not me," Penny reiterates.

'RHONJ' Verdict's In: Teresa's Guilty

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.23.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

We open with Melissa and Joe in the bathroom, which is a fitting setting for all the sh-- they're talking. They've got a really bad taste in their mouths -- and this time, it's actually not from the self-tanner they ingest.

The Shocking Truth About Teresa Comes Out

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.16.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Though Teresa obviously orchestrated a hot mess of rumors and lies, Penny says that it's all over now. "She asked me to squash it" she says seriously, as if this is her day job and she's handing in her final report.

'RHONJ' Reunion Part 3 Recap: Everyone Finally Snaps

Sydney Levin | Posted 10.15.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Hello, and welcome back to "Demonic Possession Is a Real Thing" Part 3. The palpable hatred in No. 1 led to the blood bath in No. 2, so at this point, we're basically kicking an extremely dead (but still sparkly) horse.

'RHONJ Reunion Part 2': Sex, Lies & Dead Dads

Sydney Levin | Posted 10.08.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Andy cuts right to the chase and asks Joe who he was really talking to in the vineyard. "Uh, Albie. A friend of mine, I was taking care of things back home," Joe says succinctly.

'RHONJ' Season Finale Recap: Stripping Rumor Tears Family Apart

Sydney Levin | Posted 09.24.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

We're transported back in time to the Season 3 reunion, and as you'll recall Jacqueline wasn't there. Caroline explained that the "incident last night" kept her from attending, and now, a year later, we finally know what that was.

'RHONJ' Season Finale Recap: Someone Was A Stripper ...

Sydney Levin | Posted 11.12.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Hello, season finale part one! You fall on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish "Day of Judgment" -- so tonight, I feel God has actually granted me permission to tear some shiksa housewives a new one.

'RHONJ' Recap: Look Who's Back!

Sydney Levin | Posted 09.10.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

I used to love Caroline for attempting to rise above all the drama, but now she's digging around in its sandbox. Don't agree? Let's have a rousing but cordial discussion in the comments, shall we?

'RHONJ' Recap: A 'Housewife' Finally Cracks

Sydney Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Next thing we know, a strangled sob bursts from Caroline's dark room. She used to be a delightfully spontaneous mix of emotion, sarcasm and warmth. Now, she is capable of turning it on and off like a faucet

'RHONJ' Recap: The Phone Call Heard 'Round the World

Sydney Levin | Posted 08.20.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

It's the horrific moment when Teresa's husband Joe is outed as a juicy cheater/verbally abusive husband. Get your popcorn and medicinal cocktail, folks ... your significant other is about to look a whole lot better.

'RHONJ' Recap: Before The Fall (And The Call)

Sydney Levin | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

"There's nothing but trees and grass and us," Caroline deadpans. "Kill me now." In this desolate area, the only thing they can do is talk amongst themselves ... and with this group, that's not a very titillating activity.

'RHONJ' Recap: Hell On Wheels

Sydney Levin | Posted 07.29.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

They hit up Camping World, and it's like "letting wild animals go free," Jacqueline explains. The cash register kaching-kachings upwards of $4,000. "I think maybe we overbought," Jacqueline observes as she watches overflowing carts go by.

'RHONJ' Recap: Sugar And Spice And Nothing Nice

Sydney Levin | Posted 07.23.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Kathy and Richie have popped over to wish Teresa well. They are family, after all, and it's important to support each other. But as soon as Kathy gets to the table, she uses that precious time to invite Teresa to HER upcoming dessert tasting.

'RHONJ' Recap: Public Displays of Humiliation

Sydney Levin | Posted 07.16.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Melissa and Gia take the stage at Beatstock, while the Manzo family tries to sell some sauce and Blk. water. Plus, the oddest guest in 'Housewives' history: Patti LaBelle.

'RHONJ' Recap: Analyze This [Beep]

Sydney Levin | Posted 07.03.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Teresa drops a pretty heinous bomb: She says Rosie felt left out because Kathy "hated the fact that her sister was gay." This stands in stark contrast to everything we've seen ... and it's about the lowest blow dealt on this show.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: My How the Tables Have Turned

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.25.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

"Can't you believe how much the tables have turned?" Teresa smirks. "I never imagined me getting along with Melissa and Kathy, but fighting with Jacqueline and Caroline." But Jacqueline whimpers, "I lost a best friend tonight."

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: When Friends Divorce

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.18.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

As awful as Teresa can be, it's not fun to watch her friends systematically dump her to her face. "I feel like I'm going through a friendship divorce," she says.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Nice Day for A Gay Wedding

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.11.2012 | TV
Sydney Levin

Now instead of he said/she said crap, with the new In Touch magazine, Teresa's truly hateful feelings are out there for the whole world to see ... and buy. So what's Caroline going to do?