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'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

Re-Hires Fired Star

8/7/2014 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bravo is bringing back a housewife it fired ... to supercharge "Real Housewives of New Jersey" ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the production tell us ... Jacqueline Laurita is back on the show.  The reason -- it's been kinda ho-hum this season with no real conflict.

Producers say when Laurita is on she's great.  They let her go because she was dealing with family issues at the time and she was so preoccupied she lost her edge.   

We're told Laurita's sister-in-law Dina Manzo is pissed she's returning. 

Bravo had no comment.

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Idiotsallofya    

Zzzzzzzzzz

77 days ago
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HAIRYSACK    

THIS SEASON IS ALREADY NUTS THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING!

77 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Oh I was so worried about this, thanks for the update about this nobody

77 days ago
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JLS    

WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!! She is just a dope. She isn't worth Dina's little toe but boring and whines all the time.

77 days ago
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JLS    

BRAVO's fixation with conflict and bullying is getting old. And it's hardly entertaining to watch people argue and gang up on each other. Sick.

77 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

Why the *&^%$ are these stupid shows about a bunch of vain, narcissistic, drama queens still on the TV? Beyond vomit inducing.

77 days ago
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GothamGirl    

Why? She adds nothing! And her daughter Ashley is solid proof of her failure as a parent!!

77 days ago
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RetailQueen    

I have to admit I don't do drugs or drink but I do watch the housewives shows. I thought Jacqueline was a mess last season and was happy she left so she could focus on her autistic son. I thought the new girls were ok just getting to know them.

77 days ago
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cmg    

Who? And who cares.

77 days ago
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Toilethead    

And people care? She's just another old lady without any talent looking for her fifteen minutes.

77 days ago
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Natalya    

no real conflict??!! you have to be kidding. Clearly TMZ does not tune in to the Real Housewives of New Jersey. If this weeks episode did not involve enough drama for you then no other show will. I totally agree with them bringing back Jaqueline though because Dina is really boring.

77 days ago
12.

Kelly    

What? So are they editing her into the season? If not, this would be the first time Bravo did casting for the next season at the outset of a season. If it tanks, who says they'll come back at all?

77 days ago
13.

royalharlow25    

No conflict? The hair pulling between Amber and what's her name last week was dope ass **** there! Chick fights rule!

77 days ago
14.

Word-Up    

Once again Andy Cohen breaking families apart.. One episode at a time!! When will people realize that Andy Cohen is a master manipulator that gets a high on watching families destroy each other apart..

77 days ago
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ElCapo    

Can't believe anyone in the US of A actually watches this crap!

77 days ago
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