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Yup. She's on her way back.

Following weeks of rumors, including the insinuation that she insisted on Jacqueline Laurita being fired, Dina Manzo has confirmed: she is on her way back to The Real Housewives of New Jersey and will be a regular on Season 6.

Dina Manzo on a Red Carpet

"Well, I guess the (hairless) cat's out of the bag," Manzo, Tweeted today, a reference to her feline Grandma Wrinkles. "Yes, I'm back. Unlike the past, this time it felt 'right.' See you on Bravo, my friends. xo."

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Dina Manzo may be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

But in order for Manzo to come back to the series she quit in 2010, the reality star made a demand of producers: Give the boot to Jacqueline Laurita.

  • Dina Manzo and Dog
  • Jacqueline Laurita on Blue Carpet

Jacqueline tells the latest issue of In Touch Weekly that she's aware of Dina's role in her ousting, dissing her sister-in-law to the tabloid and saying:

“I understand why Dina wouldn’t want me on the show: She doesn’t want to address family issues on-camera!”

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Just a few days after its latest season finale, The Real Housewives of New Jersey casting carousel is spinning furiously.

Teresa Giudice is desperate to return. Caroline Manzo is leaving for a spinoff. And Dina Manzo may become a series regular once again.

An insider says Dina "wants to come back," but she has one very strong condition for her return:

She "wants [Jacqueline Laurita] fired first because she is afraid of fighting with her,” a source tells Huffington Post blogger Tom Murro.

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Thank. Goodness.

Despite not actually being a cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey any longer, Dina Manzo sat down this week with Andy Cohen on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live and assured viewers: her feud with sister Caroline will eventually end.

Manzo, Dina

"I'm obviously not going to get into the reasons, but… we're all on a life journey and sometimes people's energy doesn't vibe," Dina profoundly told the host. "We're just letting it sit... It doesn't mean you hate the person or you wish bad for them."

Dina adds that the rivalry with Caroline is unrelated to Teresa Giudice, while also making a promise to fans.*

"I can guarantee you two things: one, it's going to be okay one day, we're going to be back to normal. And two is as weird as things are... if either one of us needed each other we would be there in a heartbeat. That's where the family bond will never be broken."

(*Seriously, is anyone actually a fan of these people?)

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On part two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, Caroline Manzo went off on Teresa Giudice for a number of reasons. Among them: Caroline blames her castmate for the disintegrated relationship she has with her sister, Dina.

How does Dina feel about this publicized mess? In a new blog entry titled blog post labeled "The Truth!," this former Real Housewife writes that she wants to "put all this to rest," and starts by addressing critics:

"Just so you know I've been offered a SERIOUS amount of money to sell this to many outlets BUT I chose to do it for free here. So all of you who have something to say can shove it."

Kathy Wakile and Teresa Giudice

Alright then. Glad that's cleared up. But what about Dina's take on Teresa's recent behavior, which includes a diss of Caroline in her latest cookbook?

"Was it necessary for her to write that stuff in her book? Probably not, but I don't think it was written with malice either," Dina said. "So there you have it, Teresa had nothing to do with me staying away from everyone, I even stayed away from her too."

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Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo went at it Sunday night, as part of the totally unscripted Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special.

But Dina Manzo - who quit the show two years ago, but remains pals with Teresa and sisters with Caroline - wants to make one thing clear: she has nothing to do with this feud, writing on her Facebook page yesterday:

"I'm not involved in their drama, I removed myself from all of that a long time ago but somehow still get dragged in."

Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo

But, hey, will Dina piggyback on it and create some headlines for herself anyway? Of course!

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In the days leading up to this Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special, the claws have become specially sharp among various cast members. Especially between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice.

The former recently went off on the latter, referring to Teresa as a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and saying Giudice has even turned Caroline's own sister against her.

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But that's news to Dina Manzo, a former Housewife. She took to Twitter last night and replied to those who think she has chosen a side in Caroline and Teresa's war of scripted words.

"eww getting some MEAN tweets," she wrote. "I didn't take sides, don't assume~didn't even know they were not getting along until recently~I'm not involved."

It's unclear why anyone would waste a nanosecond of one's time with these people, but view a clip from Sunday's trash talk-filled special NOW.

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Danielle is a very troubled lady. She still has anger built up inside her. There’s no dealing with her in a rational way. Maybe she’s got multiple personalitie. She hasn’t changed and she’ll never change. I tried. I’m done, I’m out.

With those words, Dina Manzo walked away from The Real Housewives of New Jersey last night.

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In case they somehow didn't make it clear to viewers that Danielle Staub was to blame for her departure, Dina reiterated to Us Weekly today:

"I would say 99.9 percent is because of Danielle, but the other .1 percent was drama created by her."

While we admire Manzo for getting away from the nut job that is Staub, we find it hard to believe when she says "I thought I signed on for a nice family show and it really turned in a different direction."

Dina's professed ignorance over the goal/theme of the show (catfights, drama, etc.) is about as hard to believe as Staub's claim that she didn't play a key role in the release of her sex tape.

Still, we certainly agree with Manzo when she says Danielle "will make up whatever lie she can to hurt you, and it’s dangerous. Who wants to be associated with that?"

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A new Danielle Staub sex tape may be creating the most online buzz around The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but it's a Danielle Staub tirade that has reportedly led to the exit of a show cast member.

Multiple sources confirm that Dina Manzo will quit the series after next week's episode, a decision that was hyped in a recent Bravo promo that teased one of the Housewives will be "leaving forever."

Danielle and Dina have clashed throughout the season, but Zap2It reports it was the former's behavior at a recent charity benefit that truly opened up Manzo's eyes to the self-absorbed lunatics with whom she was sharing the screen.

Referring to Staub's outburst at the event (read about it HERE), Manzo said: "For her to make a mockery of it was extra upsetting as a cast member. It was really the last straw for me."

Away from the cameras, Dina runs Project Ladybug, an organization for children with life-threatening illnesses.

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Manzo says she was "a thousand percent" against Bravo filming the aforementioned charity gala. The reason?

"I take this very, very seriously. I am so exhausted at the end of the day and I don't make a penny for Ladybug."

Of course, Bravo would only make the following statement in regard to this rumor: "While there is a lot of speculation about who, if anyone, is leaving the cast - viewers will have to tune in on Monday night to find out the truth."

Okay, fine. We'll do so. But only to give Dina a standing ovation when she walks away from the spoiled nuts jobs that surround her.

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