Former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Danielle Staub recently confirmed that she had a meeting with Bravo TV host Andy Cohen to discuss the reality TV show, fueling speculation that she may be returning.
The 50-year-old mother of two, who became a villain during seasons 1 and 2 of the popular show, admitted that although she did recently sit down with Cohen, she has no interest in talking to her former cast mates.
"It was a general meeting. There was a lot of talk about everything -- including Housewives," Staub told TMZ.com. When asked whether she has spoke with Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, or Caroline and Dina Manzo, she said "No, I have absolutely no interest in speaking to any of them."
The news follows reports that Bravo TV producers are considering casting two of Giudice's closest friends for season five of the reality show. Giudice and her season four co-stars, which include Caroline Manzo, Laurita, Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga, are yet to confirm whether they are all returning for season five.
Now it has been claimed that at least three of Giudice's close friends- Priscilla DiStasio, Linda Berger and Gia Casey- are vying for two new positions on the show, according to a report.
"Priscilla is Teresa's new best friend and her makeup artist. She would be perfect because she's full of drama and has a mouth on her," a source reportedly told RadarOnline.com.
"Linda is a 'Teresa soldier' who "does whatever Teresa says...Gia is married to DJ Envy who hosts a morning show on Power 105 in New York and Teresa has always bragged that she is friends with Gia," the source went on.
Giudice, who was embroiled in a bitter feud with Staub during season 2, has been at the center of the show's drama since season three - the same season that Gorga, her sister-in-law and Wakile and her cousin joined the show. Fans now liken Giudice's friendship woes to that of Staub's.