real housewives of new jersey Elvira grau 'Real Housewives of NJ': Elvira Grau replacing Dina Manzo? False.Ever since Dina Manzo took the classy route and exited “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” to get away from the menacing Danielle Staub, fans and the media have been speculating on who would replace her.

Earlier Sunday (June 20), rumors started spreading that event producer, Elvira Grau, had been chosen to step into Dina’s fabulous shoes. Socialite Life actually ran with the gossip, but we decided to cool our heels and dig a bit.

We can now tell you that the rumor is false. A source close to the cast tells Zap2it exclusively that Elvira is merely appearing in the show as a guest and she’s not the newest New Jersey housewife.

In fact, there will be no replacement for Dina this season! That’s bad news for the two-faced Kim G., Danielle’s little accomplice, who has certainly seemed to have been jockeying for the open slot. Our source does tell us that Bravo is actively searching for a new housewife to join Season 3.

]]>Bethenny Frankel spoke at a women’s luncheon that Elvira was hosting. She was definitely fun and loved the camera! We can say that for her. When we received the tip, we knew it smelled fishy. And now we know why! It is. We’re not sure if this was a cheap way to get attention for Elvira’s business and event locations, but it’s tough to trick us when it comes to “Real Housewives” dish! [Update: Bravo’s Andy Cohen addressed the Elvira rumor via Twitter Monday (June 21) morning. He says, “To the Lady named Elvira sending out press releases saying ur the new RHNJ: It ain’t true. Ur on 2nite’s ep for 10 mins tho. Enjoy + Sorry!” Well, there’s the last nail in that coffin!] Nevertheless, do you think Elvira or Kim G. should get a crack at the housewife opening for Season 3? Follow Zap2it and TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz. Photo credit: