"It's sort of a hazard of doing a Jersey show," says "Jerseylicious"
executive producer Alex Duda. "Jersey's the new vampire. Everybody wants to do a
show on Jersey. Why? [Jersey is] like the middle child, so it's always trying to
get noticed. It has to be louder and bigger and bolder. When you do a show with
Jersey people, you're going to get the truth, whether you want it or not."
Clearly, the claws don't come out only in New Jersey, but take a look at
TV's top 10 reality catfights. The Garden State is certainly ruling the
Tracy vs. Olivia, "Jerseylicious"
Tracy and Olivia are still battling on "Jerseylicious," but their best
blowout came when Tracy tracked Olivia down at Sonic. A chest-bumping
scream-fest ensued, but Olivia's "tranny" hit was too low a blow, leading Tracy
to spit in her face! After a moment of shock, fists and extensions started
flying. The verbal hits continued after onlookers broke them apart, but Olivia
got the last word by trampling Tracy's glasses.
Teresa vs. Danielle, "Real Housewives of New Jersey"
No matter where they live, those on "The Real Housewives" know how to rumble.
But the table-flipping fight in 2009's "Last Supper" takes the cake. After
Teresa smacked Danielle with insults like, "You're a
prostitution whoo-er!" and slammed the table, she went for the full flip. "If
you're not familiar with the table flip, you're not from New Jersey," Caroline's
son Christopher shrugged. Teresa threw Bravo exec Andy Cohen aside to get at Danielle
again during the reunion. Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, Teresa's now armed for
battle with a blinged-out bullhorn.
Reality's new catfight queens, "Mob Wives"
With Staten Island's Karen Gravano, Drita D'avanzo, Renee Graziano
and Carla Facciolo, a two-way scuffle quickly turns into a four-way brawl. While
the women rely on classic moves like the chokehold and the hair pull, Drita
recently introduced the pre-fight shoe removal: "If I'm gonna fight, I'm gonna
really hurt you, and the way I'm going to hurt you is when I'm comfortable, and
how I'm comfortable is with no shoes." Word is the June 12 finale blowout
between Drita and Karen could set a new standard, assuming VH1 airs it.
Wives Tags: 106 Highlight, Drita
Snooki vs. Angelina, "Jersey Shore"
Nothing says success like a victory lap with your skirt pushed up over your
panties ... except getting a cast member off the show. "Jersey Shore" diva
Snooki managed both during Season 2.
Once Angelina screamed she didn't care about anyone in the house, their
sloppy-seconds spat turned physical. "OK, hold my earrings, please," Snooki
asked, before attacking. The girls went for two rounds of hair pulling, kicking
and bleeping, while the rest of the crew watched. With Angelina back for this
summer's Italian season, stay tuned for Round 3.
Jenni ("JWoww") vs. Sammi ("Sweetheart"), "Jersey Shore"
Sammi and JWoww infamously tussled in "Jersey
Shore" Season 2 after the girls wouldn't admit to sending Sammi that letter
about Ronnie's infidelities. "If you know something, tell me, or I'll dead you
as a friend!" Sammi yelled.