Danielle Staub to Real Housewives of New Jersey: You Need Me!

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Danielle Staub is many things - attention-starved, pornographic, spoiled, self-centered, egomaniacal, exploitive of gays - but we must add something to that list, based on a new interview with Parade:

She's right.

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The bat $hit crazy Real Housewife of New Jersey tells the magazine explains how this Bravo show would be nothing without her; and, really, can anyone argue with that? As much as viewers hate on Staub, they still watch her every week.

"Quite possibly without me they don't have a New Jersey Housewives," she says. "No one would tune in to watch the ham game. Or watch Jacqueline drink wine at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. I don't think people are entertained by that. But what they do tune in for is to watch them talking about me and me trying to stay away from them.

"It's incredible what a platform they've given me. So I have to say, 'Thank you, ladies. You're nothing without me on the show.'"

She has a point, one we make each week in our Real Housewives of New Jersey reviews: Why do these people continue to associate with Danielle if they hate her so much?!?

Staub was really on fire throughout the interview. A few more excerpts follow:

On social networking backlash: Why do these women not want to be around me, yet all they do is talk about me, tweet about me, Facebook about me, hire people to tweet about me and Facebook about me? And even have all their kids doing the same thing? It's a disgusting waste of time.

On the Manzos: I don't know where they are and what they are doing because I block them. I don't find their lives to be that interesting. Ham game? I think it's a disgusting waste of food.

Does she have any regrets? Not one regret. I said it in Season One, everyone will be exposed. I meant that in a real way. I got exposed from them digging up stuff about me from 25 years ago. I haven't dug at all. I haven't investigated them. Teresa said at the finale, 'I have no skeletons in my closet.' Really? You're 11 million dollars in debt, sweetie pie. And you're in your 30s.

On getting a spin-off: Danielle getting her own spin-off show would be fantastic. The Staub girls are a triple threat. It would be me and my daughters and then you'd get to see my entire family as a part of the show. And I do have a lot of business ventures, between my kids and I, and I'm managing their careers.

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