Before I receive a ton of flack for my taste in reality television, I’ll fully admit watching Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise is my crack. As much as I try to quit, I just can’t get enough of watching these woman talk smack and blow things out of proportion. I truly do have an addiction and blame Andy Cohen wholeheartedly. I kid. I can’t stay mad too long at my silver fox Man Crush. Cohen, shoot me an email and let’s chat Housewives ;)

Until Bravo confirms it, you have to take all these rumors with a grain of salt. Since Radar Online, Perez Hilton and numerous of other sites are reporting it, I’m thinking there’s a bit of credence to this RHONJ casting news. So, who’s in and who’s out? Reportedly, both Caroline Manzo and Kathy Wakile are dunzo. Producers supposedly wanted to even things out so that Teresa has some support and women to film with. It’s not fun watching everyone pick on one lady, no matter how warranted or not it is.

The three ladies supposedly filming for RHONJ Season 5 are Noelle Brescia, Gia Casey and Priscilla DiStasio (shown above). There were early reports that Teresa’s other sister-in-law Sheila Giudice was in the mix, but it looks like that’s not true. All three women have strong ties with the Skinny Italian author.

DiStasio is her best friend and hairdresser. I wonder how long that relationship will last with the glare of camera lights on them. Probably not long. Look at what it did for Jacqueline Laurita and T, plus RHONY’s Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel. Brescia is a real estate agent with close ties with Posche owner, Kim D, while Casey is married to DJ Envy. She also attended last year’s Posche Fashion Show and a good friend of Teresa.

InTouch Weekly is reporting that Danielle Staub is also returning to the series. They say Bravo has offered her a contract and “square tits” is just contemplating whether it’ll be full-time or part-time. With Caroline gone, I can totally see Staub’s addition as a possibility. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact Danielle met up with Cohen a few weeks ago. Contract talks, perhaps?

As crazy and inarticulate as Teresa is, it really wasn’t fun watching an entire season of everyone bashing her. Family or not, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile probably shouldn’t have joined the show if their relationship was already strained. Did they really think coming on the show would fix things? Obviously, they *cough* Lady Gorga *cough* was in it to be “On Display“.

Besides all the ridiculous drama over tabloid headlines that will probably ensue, there is one storyline both Melissa and Teresa will share. Both ladies’ Jersey Shore houses were ruined by Hurricane Sandy. Season 5 will show them both rebuilding their summer playground after the storm.

What do you think of the casting rumors? Will you miss Caroline or Kathy? Shocked that Jacqueline is back despite having Twitter diarrhea and experiencing a meltdown last year? Will Melissa and Teresa ever reconcile over stripper-gate? Excited to see Danielle Staub back? Sound off below.