New York and New Jersey housewives will debate which state is better for charity

Next Saturday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, Jill Zarin and Alex McCord will debate Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo about whether New York is better than New Jersey. Andy Cohen is not moderating.

The women are already talking trash: Jill Zarin told The New York Daily News, “The New Jersey cast is a knockoff of New York, and our city puts their entire state to shame. We’ll head over the bridge and tunnel for a few hours just to put them in their place.”

Tickets are $28, and thankfully, proceeds benefit charity: Table to Table, which has nothing to do with Teresa’s fondness for tables, but is instead a New Jersey “food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable excess food and delivers it to organizations that feed the hungry.”

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ to debate ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ for state superiority [New York Daily News]

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