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It isn’t all high life and cat fights this season on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” The fifth season of the reality show has already featured a scene with cast member Kathy Wakile encouraging her sister Rosie Pierri to get out and meet more people. Pierri is gay and Wakile may help to breakdown some of the stereotypes associated with Italian-Americans and the gay community.

“I think people need to open their eyes and see what’s really inside instead of what’s the shell,” she explained to me over the weekend following an appearance at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. “We’re good people, it’s just we take everything to the extreme.”

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Wakile was carefully not to suggest the same stereotypes apply to all Italian-Americans, or even all those that live in New Jersey. But, she also pointed out that not all of the stereotypes are necessarily negative.

“I think we’re all passionate,” she said. “We love hard, we play hard, and we get angry hard.”

Of course, Italian-Americans love to “mangia” as well. Wakile is now in the desert business with her frozen cannoli kits that she sells through her website. The “Real Housewife” broke down the key ingredients for the treat.

“First of all, you gotta make it with a lot of love,” she explained. “Then you have your Ricotta, and confectionary sugar, and then you have your shell. And that’s pretty much it.”

Wakile told me that her favorite place to grab a cannoli in Manhattan is Ferrara’s.

Received this from my older sis today…

For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman. One
night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his
reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go
to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the
child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18. She
agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born.

To keep it discrete, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write
‘Spaghetti’ on the back. He would then arrange for the child support payment
to begin.

One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife. ‘Honey’,
she said, ‘You received a very strange post card today’. ‘Oh, just give it
to me and I’ll explain it later,’ he said. The wife obeyed and watched as
her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted.

On the card was written:

‘Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti.

Three with meatballs, two without.

Send extra sauce.

And as you were…

alicia sacramone… 20 years old, olympic medalist, italian, young professional, beautiful… sounds like a match made in heaven for me, right?


wrong. she’s from boston. oh, and apparently she punches guys for fun.

guess i’ll have to just continue to keep my eye out at the woods…