On the Season 9 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, “Wives and Misdemeanors,” Teresa Giudice decides to enter a bodybuilding competition while her husband Joe Giudice is serving the last leg of his prison sentence. Although she’s in training, she makes time to have dinner with her friend Dolores Catania. Teresa decides to tell Dolores that Danielle Staub, who’s getting married, has been talking about Dolores.
Teresa tells Dolores that Danielle “said something about how Frank was disbarred.” Frank Catania is Dolores’ ex-husband, father of her two children — 23-year-old Gabrielle and 20-year-old Frankie. Dolores’ reaction to Teresa’s news is priceless (see photo above). Dolores explains to the audiences at home, “There’s an unwritten law in Italian culture where you don’t ask someone their personal business. You don’t address the pink elephant in the room.” Clearly, Danielle “missed the memo.”
Dolores tells Teresa to tell Danielle to shut her mouth and calls her a troublemaker and a whack-a-doo, among other things. Dolores isn’t sure how she’s going to react when she sees Danielle at Melissa Gorga’s birthday party. Either she’s going to ignore her or be “Paterson Dolores” and flip out. The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo, right before The Real Housewives of Dallas. [Related: RHONJ: Dolores Catania Shows Off Sexy Modeling Photos of College Son]