<p><span></span> When Bravo's <em>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</em> returns on May 16, stay-at-home mom <strong>Teresa Giudice</strong> is forced to step in as the breadwinner when financial troubles hit. But that's not all that's changed! Behind the scenes, "Teresa has taken the place of fired villain Danielle Staub," an insider reveals to <em>Life & Style</em>. In fact, the insider says Teresa's acting like such a diva that the entire cast has turned against her -- even former best friends <strong>Caroline Manzo</strong> and <strong>Jacqueline Laurita</strong>.<br />
After she and husband Joe filed for bankruptcy, Teresa formed a plan to become the most valuable star on Housewives. "She says Jacqueline's boring and Caroline's old," another insider tells Life & Style. "She thinks they can't do the show without her."
Stirring the pot even more, in the foreword of Teresa's second book Fabulicious!, she takes a public dig at Caroline, criticizing her cooking and the fact that she does her grown sons' laundry. "On this book tour, Teresa plans to take the feud further, attacking Caroline while she's not there to defend herself," says the second insider. The insider says Caroline and Jacqueline feel she's become so intolerable, "they don't know how much more they can take. This isn't the woman Teresa used to be."
For more inside The Real Housewives of New Jersey, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now in New York and nationwide Friday!
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