Last fall, the Internet was all atwitter that the Real Housewives of New Jersey was adding new blood to the cast -- namely, Teresa Giudice's sister-in-law/mortal enemy, Melissa Gorga. Well, dreams do come true!
Who needs Giudice wasting her hatred on former castmate/villainess Danielle Staub, when there are people related to her who (may or may not) deserve her ire? Giudice's cousin, Kathy Walkile, will also be along for the ride when season three of the reality series returns at 9 p.m. May 16. And judging from Bravo's sneak preview, the cousins aren't exactly two peas in a pod, either.
RHONJ vets Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita round out the cast -- and frankly, might seem kind of dull compared to the three tanned, big-haired kinfolk. Still, Laurita's contrary daughter, Ashley, is always good for some jackassery, and every show needs a level head to put it all in perspective, which is where Manzo has always come in.
Added visual bonuses: You won't believe all the bronzer and hair poufs you'll see just in the trailer! It's like Jersey Shore with 15 extra years, a little more money (unless you're Giudice), and slightly more class.
Is it weird to make an Advent-like calendar to count down the next month?