This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Teresa “I’m from Paterson” Giudice and Danielle “Don’t Touch My Weave” Staub, but the upcoming Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion reportedly involves a physical altercation between the two women, in which producers intervene to stop the violence. (See: Save Andy.) The violence, perhaps, might help explain why Staub was reportedly canned from the series shortly after filming the reunion.
We doubt the fight will really change much, though. There was a time when (embarrassingly) we believed these women really stood for different things, and that the bad blood between them was, somehow, real and symbolic. When Teresa called Staub a “prostitution-whore” and threw a table at her, it was compelling! But, this season, around the time when Staub said, “I just want to smell my mom,” and pressed charges against a 19-year-old for pulling out her weave, it became clear that these melodramatics are just ridiculous, contrived, and hilarious, with no real emotional gravity behind them. So whatever these women come to blows over in the reunion will surely be trivial and bizarre. But, for the sake of comedy, Team Staub?