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[03/18/09 - 12:28 PM]
On Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" the Hair Is Big, But the Drama Is Bigger!
Plus: get a sneak peak at the New Jersey ladies during a preview special on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00/10:00c.

[via press release from Bravo]

ON BRAVO'S "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY" THE HAIR IS BIG, BUT THE DRAMA IS BIGGER!

The Newest Installment of the "Real Housewives" Franchise Premieres Tuesday May 12 At 11 PM ET/PT

Special Preview Airs Tuesday April 7 At 11 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK � March 18, 2009 � Building on the record-breaking success of the "Real Housewives" franchise, Bravo is heading to the Garden State for its newest installment, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." The highly anticipated series premieres on Tuesday, May 12 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows five of the most affluent Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" moves to its regular Tuesdays at 10 p.m. timeslot on May 19.

Viewers can get a sneak peak at the New Jersey ladies when Bravo airs "The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Preview Special" on Tuesday, April 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. To see a clip from the show now, go to http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/videos/first-date-jitters-0.

"The 'Real Housewives' franchise is a groundbreaking cultural portrait that continues to grow in popularity, with double digit gains for the latest seasons of Orange County and New York City, and driving over three million viewers for the first season of the Atlanta edition," said Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media. "We could not be more excited to take our viewers inside the lives of this new and very different group of fabulous women from New Jersey."

The hair is big, but the drama is bigger in the newest installment of the "Real Housewives" franchise, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." For the first time in franchise history, the ladies are more than just friends � joining the cast are two sisters, who are married to two brothers, and one sister-in-law � bringing a whole new level of familial drama to the table. While family remains a priority for each of these women, their shopping, decorating, dating and even fighting are all over-the-top. The Real Housewives of New Jersey are:

� Caroline Manzo, the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman, is a devoted wife and mother of three, who always puts her family first while making time for her career. Married for more than 25 years, her husband Albert runs a very successful catering facility, The Brownstone. The business has been with the family for over 30 years and is one of the premiere event spaces in New Jersey. Caroline tries to instill the value of both book smarts and street smarts in her children. Her oldest son, Albie, is studying to be a lawyer and her son Christopher is a young entrepreneur, while her daughter Lauren is dedicated to helping the family business. Although Caroline spends the majority of her time with her family, she is also the owner of two successful businesses, Opus Properties, a real estate firm and 4 My Mom, a children's accessories line. In addition, she serves on the board of her sister, Dina's foundation, Project Ladybug and is affiliated with The Carolyn Gable Expect A Miracle Foundation, which helps single mothers. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family on the Jersey Shore, where she has been vacationing for years. Often described as a feisty spitfire, Caroline manages to have it all � family, friends and a career. In her opinion, that is what makes her a Real Housewife of New Jersey.

� Danielle Staub is a tough cookie, and she knows it. "You either love me or you love to hate me, there is no in between." She prides herself on being one of the first women in New Jersey (and 14th person in the country) to have a Black American Express Card and her history of celebrity hook-ups is one for the record books. Known for being brutally honest, Danielle enjoys pushing people's buttons and doesn't apologize for it. This newly single mother puts her family first and is constantly on-the-go with her two active daughters, Christine and Jillian. Danielle involves herself in every aspect of her daughters' lives, whether going to their recitals or attending track meets; she does everything with her girls, whom she considers her best friends. An active member of her local parish, Danielle attends mass regularly and engages her daughters in religious education and community involvement through the parish. While her family takes precedence, Danielle never misses an opportunity to hit the social scene and makes sure to go out and have a good time. Appearance is also paramount to her � she takes a lot of pride in taking care of herself and loves to self indulge by lying out in the sun or the occasional massage.

� Dina Manzo is a family woman, a business owner, and the founder of the non-profit organization Project Ladybug. She balances a career as an interior designer and owner of a successful event planning company with being a loving wife to her husband Tommy and mother to her teenage daughter, Alexia. Dina is best friends with her sister, Caroline and both of their husbands work together running one of New Jersey's premiere catering facilities, The Brownstone. She calls her husband the love of her life and they have been happily married for more than four years. Dina is extremely passionate about her foundation, Project Ladybug, and is dedicated to giving back to children with cancer. Her goal is to one day open "Ladybug Houses" so that these children and their families have somewhere safe and comfortable to call home while receiving treatment.

� Jacqueline Laurita is a former cosmetologist in Las Vegas turned full-time stay-at-home New Jersey mom. Her husband Chris, brother of Caroline and Dina Manzo, owns several wholesale apparel businesses and the couple has been together for more than 13 years. They have a six-year old son, CJ, and Jacqueline has a teenage daughter, Ashley, from a previous marriage. Being a young mother to a teenage daughter has its challenges, but Jacqueline is extremely close with her children. Her family is her main priority, her husband is her best friend and she is hoping to expand on the family in the near future. Jacqueline and her sisters-in-law enjoy spending time together and can often be found shopping at the latest boutiques or getting their hair done for a night out. Aside from spending time with family, Jacqueline enjoys cooking, working out, and going to the spa. She likes to pamper herself with regular facials, manicures and pedicures. She believes in taking care of herself and doesn't plan on just growing old gracefully. Always looking for a good laugh, Jacqueline tries to see the humor in everything and is often referred to as the peacemaker between her friends. Although she lives a lavish lifestyle, Jacqueline considers herself to be very down to earth and knows that she is blessed.

� Teresa Giudice is a true Jersey girl born and raised. Her parents emigrated from Italy and raised both Teresa and her brother Giuseppe, in an Italian Catholic home. She grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, where she met her husband, Joe. The couple played house together as children and now after being married for more than eight years, they are in the process of building their own massive dream home. Joe, an entrepreneur, owns several successful businesses throughout New Jersey and Teresa spends most of her time raising their three beautiful daughters Gia, Gabriella and Milania. She manages each of the girls' busy schedules, shuffling them from dance, gymnastics, acting, voice and guitar lessons � and Teresa herself teaches them all how to be "fabulous." Before becoming a housewife, Teresa earned a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management from Berkeley College. She worked in the fashion industry in New York and hopes to one-day return to the fashion world, but is focused for now on raising her children. She's also involved in community service, and serves as a committee member for Project Ladybug, a foundation created by Dina Manzo. Teresa is proud to be from the Garden State and happy to live and raise her kids there. She has a beach house on the Jersey Shore and loves to entertain her family and friends while enjoying all that life has to offer.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is produced by Sirens Media for Bravo. Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton and Nina Diaz serve as executive producers.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC Universal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com.





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