Saturday, October 10, 2015

Melissa Gorga Talks 'Very Emotional' 'Real Housewives' Special, Future of Franchise
Bravo is characteristically tight-lipped about the future of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" franchise, but star Melissa Gorga shares this with NJ Advance Media: "You'll never not see us again."
Is that a promise or a threat?

Gorga revealed what she could during an appearance at the opening of the Bowlmor in Green Brook, the former AMF Strike N Spare Lanes and now glitzy offshoot of the original New York City hipster hangout. The opening of Bowlmor, the first of its kind in New Jersey, with glowing lanes, an arcade, mini-laser tag and an extensive bar, attracted hundreds with the promise of booze, lane-side snacks, a deejay and rubber-soled footwear. 

Gorga said she's definitely up to return, should a seventh season be in the offing, and that she and co-star and sister-in-law Teresa Giudice, currently in federal prison for her role in a long-running financial fraud, are now a united front. 

"A lot of what we've seen, it's a bunch of nonsense," Gorga says of previous seasons of the show, several of which have revolved around rumors, abetted by Teresa, of infidelity and a secret stripper past. "When there's a crisis, a family comes together."

A three-part special called "Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In," begins airing Sunday at 8 p.m., and Gorga calls it "very emotional."

The show focuses on Joe Giudice, who will report to prison next year for his 41-month prison sentence, as he wrangles his four young daughters in Teresa's absence. The special will also air Teresa's calls home to her family from the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Conn. Gorga and her husband Joe will appear in the special, along with Teresa's parents and Teresa's cousins Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. 
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