‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Recap: Catwalk and Catfights

By: Celebuzz / September 17, 2012

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A skeleton from Melissa’s posh closet turns up on Sunday’s episode of  The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode, “A Bald Canary Sings.”

During last season’s reunion of  The Real Housewives of New Jersey, viewers heard rumblings about major drama involving Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and a fashion show. Sunday night’s episode made good on that teaser, courtesy of Kim DePaola’s annual Posche fashion show.

Kim D. had apparently been a busy girl since she last mingled with the Jersey housewives. Near the beginning of Sunday night’s installment, the boutique owner called up Melissa to apologize about participating in gossip about Joe Gorga’s (Melissa’s hubby!) business. Oh, and she also wanted the “On Display” singer to model in her show… According to Melissa, Kim D. did much more than participate in the gossip; she was the one spreading the vicious lies about Melissa’s man and his company.

Later, Kim invited Tre, Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile to th eevent. The ladies, minus Tre, were a bit hesitant to go, given how disastrous things always end up at the Posche show. Caroline and Teresa’s tense relationship was also a reason to consider staying in and renting My Cousin Vinny.

Kim D. convinced Teresa to go to a salon with her before the show. At the establishment, Kim D.’s pal Angelo informed a seemingly-stunned Tre that Melissa had worked for him years before as a dancer at a gentlemen’s club!

Tre immediately went into “don’t talk about my family” mode, while Kim D. kept pushing Angelo for more deets on Melissa’s time as a pole twister. Who knows if Teresa’s reaction was for show or not, but she pulled off sincerely attempting to protect her sister-in-law’s name.

You didn’t need to consult  TLC’s Long Island Medium to figure out ol’ Angelo would make his way to the Posche fashion show for a showdown with Melissa. Tre appeared stunned, while Melissa only coppped to him looking familiar. Looks like Kim D.’s sincerity in wanting to bury the hatchet with Melissa was about as geniune as her long, flowing blonde locks!

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Kim D. effortlessly back-stabbing everyone all in the name of her train wreck fashion show. Chica’s got skills.

Thank you, TV gods.: Tre standing up for Melissa. She says she’s all about family, and we finally saw it.

Awk-ward: Kathy’s husband Rich talking about her baking and comparing it to sex. I will never look at desserts the same again.

Fab-u-lous: Teresa, Melissa and Jacqueline’s attire for their kids’ play date. Those ladies looked amazing just kicking it around the house.

Can. Not. Wait.: Joe Gorga and Teresa to have a showdown over Angleo’s accusations and facing off against Kim D.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7

Was Teresa set up by Kim D? Is Melissa lying about being a stripper? Tell us in the comments.

— Jillian Bowe