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These Real Housewives just keep giving us new things to talk about!
If you watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey this week, you saw that the rest of the housewives were starting to question all the rumors about Danielle Staub -- Is she a husband stealer? Was she a stripper? And the promos for next week's episode show Dina Manzo getting her hands on a copy of a book, "Cop Without a Badge," which supposedly features Danielle's mug shot.
Why exactly was Danielle getting her photograph taken at the police station? Well New Jersey's Star Ledger got a copy of the book (which is now out-of-print - sad), so now we have all the scoop.
The book tells the story of a woman named Beverly Merrill (who uses the name Danielle when she strips -- see the connection?) who has slept with thousands of men. As for the mug shot, "Beverly" apparently was partying with a drug dealer who had kidnapped, beat and starved a kid who owed him money, before calling the kid's dad for ransom. Beverly was then charged with extortion, kidnapping and possession. However, her main man, Kevin Maher, worked out a deal so she received only five years' probation. Kevin and Beverly eventually settled down -- Kevin was still married to his first wife at the time -- but he left Beverly after finding out she was cheating on him.
And, to top it all off, Gawker.com did a search of public records, only to find out that Danielle Staub did in fact go by the name Beverly Merrill.
So, do you believe it?