If the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” were ever on “Survivor,” there’s no doubt who they’d vote off: Danielle Staub, whose most recent antics include provoking Teresa Giudice into a shoving match at this Monday’s “Real Housewives” reunion. And if the “Real Housewives of D.C.” were on “Survivor,” the first to go would be social climber Michaele Salahi, who has already provoked more ire in three episodes than most Housewives do in an entire season.
But which woman’s sins are more egregious? Danielle, who was actually booted off the show? Or Michaele, whose husband has more baggage than an airport carousel?
We examine the evidence.
Why Danielle’s the worst: Uh, have you ever watched “RHONJ?” Sometimes it seems like her only purpose is to unite the other women in hatred. She constantly feigns innocence for pointing out what she sees as the truth but she doesn’t just respond to the other women. She bates them. And her past is, well, scandalous.
Why she’s not: It’s awfully hard to defend yourself when everybody hates you. And sometimes she really is telling the truth. Plus, Bravo had to vet her before they hired her – are her associates (who the fellow housewives are scared of) really that bad?
Why Michaele’s the worst: Hmm, do we need to offer any more evidence than the White House party crashing? OK, how about this: She blows off her friends until she wants to be the center of attention (see last week’s birthday party for hair stylist Paul Wharton). She hijacked the party so that it was all about her and hubby Tareq.
Why she’s not: Sometimes you get the feeling that Michaele is completely oblivious and just along for the ride with her slimey husband, who’s got oh-so-many problems of his own. She doesn’t need us to diss her; she needs a divorce.
The verdict: Danielle, but not by much. She’s had a full season and a half longer than Michaele to make enemies. But if Michaele gets fired as well, might we suggest a spinoff: “Heel Housewives.”
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