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Dolores Catania: RHONJ Star Feels Being On The Show Is Organic And Reveals True Thoughts About Danielle

Dolores Catania, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, recently made an appearance on Andy Cohen’s show on Bravo, Watch What Happens Live. After the episode ‘Meltdown in Milan’ aired on December 13th, she was the guest on WWHL with her ex-husband and son as the guests behind the bar. Talk about a cute group of bartenders! The former correctional officer, turned reality starlet and gym owner, looked gorgeous in a sparkly black number. She dished about being on the show, her true feelings about Danielle Staub, and divulged whether she gave co-star and friend, Teresa Giudice, advice or not. She confessed to host Andy Cohen, that being on the show feels, “organic.” She explained, “I guess because I’m with friends, and these people are like my family, I’ve been with them all for twenty years – so I know.”

It’s no secret from the show, that Dolores and Danielle are not meshing well. She has said on the show, she thinks Danielle is on something. As of now, these two are not friends. Danielle has said she thinks Dolores is a liar and says her true colors are showing.

Her issues with Danielle? “I embraced Danielle when I had first met her, although I heard many terrible things, about things she’s done to people,” Dolores explained. She said she gave her a chance in the beginning despite everything. Remember Dolores has been close friends with Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo, since before the show. She was around when they weren’t getting along with Danielle Staub during season one. “She started something between me and Teresa that wasn’t true, she told Teresa I was talking about her very early into this whole relationship and I wasn’t.” Danielle claimed on the show, that Dolores told her all that Teresa cares about is money. Furthermore; Dolores is tired of Danielle making fun of her and talking about her relationship with her ex-husband, the father of her children. “She also antagonizes me and she mocks me about my relationship with Frank Catania.” Dolores and Frank have a good relationship and they co-parent so well. People really need to let it go that they are currently living together. Who knows, maybe one day they will end up married again. *Wishful thinking.* 

So does she think Danielle is genuine? “No, I don’t think anything is really genuine about her. That’s number one. And as far as Teresa and Danielle, I mean, right now it’s a new relationship. It’s kind of superficial, it’s just new.” She doesn’t think the friendship can really be measured right now because it’s the honeymoon phase of a new found friendship. Dolores said, “Lets see what happens, you never know. I could be wrong, I hope I’m wrong, I hope they run off into the sunset and stay friends. But who knows what could happen.” 

Did Dolores give advice to Teresa before she went away? Actually, no! Dolores said she saw Teresa at Bloomingdale’s the week before she went away. It didn’t seem real. Neither of them felt like she was really leaving, and neither of them could believe she was truly in this situation. Dolores divulged that Teresa had made lunch plans with her, around the time she was leaving. Dolores and Teresa are still close friends, and Teresa and her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga are closer than ever. 

Who of the Real Housewives franchise would be a good match for her ex-hubby/best friend Frank? Michael Rapaport, the other guest on the show, said he wanted to see him on a date with Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York. Dolores laughed, “He would not tolerate her for two seconds.” She added, “He would like Porsha though, oh yeah!”

Do you think Danielle is being genuine with her friendship with Teresa? Do you think Dolores and Frank should get back together?


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  • Dolores has told this same story about Teresa’s week before prison at every WWHL and interview, and pretty sure early in S7. Does she have any others?

      • You’re welcome Samael! Boy, Brandi really grills her about calling her step-kids her kids, but once they got past that, it was ok. Interesting tid bit, Brandi asked how she was cast, it was through a friend of Siggy, Judy something…so she wasn’t ever truly ‘friends’ with Siggy prior. Sounds like Judy was a producer maybe?

        • wow, that’s cool Lea

          Mags had a Q&A on twitter a while ago and she said their boys went to the same school and they’ve known each other for about 8 years..maybe the boys know each other?

          can’t wait to hear this…about the step- kid thing, if it doesnt’ offend..leave it be..I haven’t even heard it I am mouthing off ???

          btw, she was also on Jeff Lewis sirius show right now – I will post it when they finish!

          again thanks Lea!

        • Lea, I’m pretty sure Margaret said Bravo wanted to cast her in 2013 (before Soggy was even on) so there’s that. I never thought Soggy was the in for Margaret. That was all Production BS. Seems Bravo always needs someone already on the show to introduce a newbie.

  • I’m having issues about Dull – two people on this site who have serious 411 about NJ that I believe 100% – confirmed that Dull Ass is in office administration – not a guard in prison!

    Once again on WWHL – Dull does not correct Michael Rappaport – when Michael said Dolores has worked (I paraphrase) as a guard in a prison for 8 years.

    Mags completed an interview – she said that Danielle helped Dolores with her son’s school!

    Dull is a 100% liar – who would rather “go” with a lie – than just say..”well yeah, I did say that – but not like Danielle is saying”..ego..of a dumbass

    • Dull’s title could be “guard”. Whether she physically guards an inmate or does admin work she still passed a test and was trained for the job.

      • wow! I didn’t know that September24

        so, the training for guard is identical to the training for answering a phone? Michael said she deals with dangerous inmates – training needs to change.

        • haha! It’s the same as being a police officer. You go through training and whether you are a beat cop on the streets or on desk duty you are still a cop.

          • for real? so that means whether you watch inmates or answer the phone, do they get the same pay grade? btw I am not slamming front desk staff – they get crapped on by almost everyone – in front of the desk and behind the desk..

            thanks for this info September24

            • I have no idea about pay grades but I’m sure that the guards who physically guard an inmate make a lot in overtime whereas an admin probably has regular hours. But I’m just guessing.

            • Sammy, where I live, usually a cop (s) working the desk is coming back from being on the medical (as it’s called, injured, illness, etc.) and that = light duty. The pay is the same. But the pay always depends on how long an officer has been on the job. I’m taking about Police Officers. Not Correctional Officers. And I’m talking about a very large city. You know where I am.

              That said I haven’t a clue where DullorAss “worked” 25 years ago. Yup that’s how long it’s been. But I do know she’s full of shit for lying about being the Police. She’s not and wasn’t.

              • Khipp

                yeah, same goes here. This is the dirtiest part of dull…who the hell lies about being Police! such trash!

                • Sammy, I think Dull thinks it makes her look like a bad ass. Eh.

                  Hell she could have been a “correctional officer” in an elementary school. Which we here call a “diaper dick”. LOL, yeah that’s an insult.

          • Not here September. Example – a crossing guard has to go to the police academy for training and graduate, but they are not cops. They do not carry guns. They do wear a similar uniform tho, ‘cept the arm patch says crossing guard, and the hats are white.

      • still, I wish Dull applied some honesty and just say “btw this came up before, just wanted you to know..(and add your info)..pure ego when the person doesn’t correct the misinformation.

        • Dull reminds me of Ms Marco (we’re young we’re fun!) and even the twins when they came on. They all seem shocked by revealing their true lives during filming.

        • One of my best friends is a jail guard. He was on the floor for years, now sits at a desk in outtake. Still wears the uniform, still has the title jail guard even tho he does “administrative “ work. Still a dangerous job. Probably the higher seniority people Bid into the jobs. So I would give Dolores a pass here.

          • thanks for that info marlin!

            Here, if you want the job you have to apply for each job, (guard – to desk)you don’t automatically get it given, unless it is for medical reasons (trauma etc)

            Dull gives reasons to not believe her, she intentionally communicates in half- for me, unless she says it in real words…I don’t often believe Dull.

  • Seriously? The author is now using the phrase “going away” regarding Teresa heading off to the hoosegaw?? I laugh everytime Teresa says that, but can others at least be integral about the real deal?

  • My name is Fat Violet with that alone one can draw pictures of what I look like! However, I don’t like to comment on anyone’s appearance and for the record I think Dolores is an attractive woman. But sometimes I see photos like the above and I can’t stop thinking of Mr. Ed! Sorry not sorry…let the bashing begin.

    On the issue on hand, I like the relationship Dolores has with her ex husband and family. I question the timing of Frank senior moving in, it seems coerced. Maybe she is doing it for his benefit as he enjoys being on camera and honestly I do not mind his interactions on the show at all. Just the move in thing seems fake. I personally question her fakery in this and other issues on the show. It must be uncomfortable for the friends and acquaintances of Dolores’s current boyfriend to watch her ex husband take a side role to Dolores on the show. It looks to me like she still in her feelings for him and he is oblivious to her emotions, he just wants to be on camera.

    To answer the question I don’t think Danielle is true friend to Teresa, I think this is a friendship of convenience where she wanted to get back in the show and I don’t think we can be mad at her for that. How would we handle the situation if we were in her shoes and wanted back on the show? For the record I’m am not yet impressed with Danielle’s return. Her turn ups seem induced or fake as well.