Danielle Staub: “I’ve Been Called The Susan Lucci of Reality TV”

Poor Susan Lucci. First there was that frustrating streak of Daytime Emmy disses all those years ago; then there was her being the international poster child for a dying daytime once news of her All My Children paycut was broken (Sorry about that one, Suse. My bad!); now comes the latest embarassment for daytime’s classiest dame to be unfortunately linked to—Real Housewives of New Jersey castoff Danielle Staub.

In a recent interview with EW.com, Staub talked about owning her reality TV villain status by referencing La Lucci.

So how do you hope people see you now as you pursue your own music, your own reality show? If you felt you weren’t portrayed correctly by The Real Housewives, how do you hope to be perceived now?

I don’t have a preconception of how I want people to perceive me. I want to be just me. I mean, I have drama in my life. We have fights in our lives. I have people around me that care, but isn’t it great that you have resolve when you care about other people? And that’s what I want to show — just to keep it real. I think I will always be marked as the realest Housewife [sic]. I kept it real. I made the stage and the platform to keep it real, and I don’t think that anyone would disagree, it won’t be the same without me. But with that said, I’m going to keep that element alive in my own show, because I’ve been called — and I’m going to own up to it — “The Susan Lucci of Reality TV.” I’m fine with that. A villain is sexy if you think about it, and you look at the real definition. She’s not a bad girl, she’s a villain. And I’m the villain, so I’ll own it.

Trick please. You’d have to use a WHOLE lotta Youthful  Essence microderma-whatcha-call-it before you can even THINK of comparing yourself to my Erica Kane!

18 Responses

  1. Profile photo of SoapFan75

    You know in my many years of soap watching from a 10 year old to now I have always gravitated towards the bad boy, bad girl or out and out villian. I did the same once I started watching reality t.v. (from Survivor to the Real Housewives of New Jersey). Danielle Staub has the distinction for me of being the first “villian” that I just hated, period. There’s nothing, nothing appealing about her. I am not the biggest Erica Kane fan, I mean she’s a freakin’ grandmother (oops wasn’t supposed to say that) and she is still acting like she is 17. Enough with that nonsense already and it is one of the many things wrong with soaps today. But having said that I am insulted for Erica Kane. Believe me RHONJ will be fine without her. Actually, I cannot imagine a whole show centered around Danielle holding anybodys interest, well other than Danielle’s. Yuck!

  2. Profile photo of Ryan-Scott

    And Jamey it’s Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion by Susan Lucci. :-)

    I know cuz I am a proud customer and that shit works!
    Susan wouldn’t put her name on anything that was what I produced in the can this morning after my latte.

  3. Profile photo of Ryan-Scott

    Oh hell no…

    Susan Lucci has class.
    The only thing this chick knows about class is she took them in high school and college had she gone but I doubt it.

    I do not watch any of the Housewives shows (like Barbara Walters said “All they do is shop and drink”) and I like it best when I do those things and don’t need to watch others do it but from what I have heard of this one is she is a hot mess in need of meds.

  4. Profile photo of Llanview76

    …and you know, maybe she didn’t mean she was Susan Lucci per se, maybe she was likening herself to Erica Kane…lots of people envision themselves as their favorite soap characters, it’s fun to pretend. I don’t watch the show Danielle is on so I don’t know how bad she is but she is still flesh and blood and prone to having an imagination.

  5. Profile photo of Ryan-Scott

    Well if she meant to mean Erica Kane Martin Brent Cudahy Chandler Roy Montgomery Montgomery Chandler Marick Marick Montgomery (like a true queen I can rattle that off in 5 seconds) then she should say “Susan Lucci’s character” but even that is a stretch.

    And yes…the Disney comment is the winner today kids!

  6. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I’m not a violent person, but I think someone should pick up Snooki by the ankles and use her to bludgeon this Staub person to death.

    Huh, whaddya know…it turns out I am a fairly violent person after all. ;-)

  7. Profile photo of alstonboy4315

    Susan Lucci should sue for slander/defamation of character!!

    This train wreck has NONE of the characteristics of LaLucci…

    Class, dignity, beauty, good character, charm….


  8. Profile photo of luverica

    Susan Lucci being the grand dame that she is will probably not even dignify that crazy ho’s remark with a response or she’ll say something very classy. Quite frankly, I wish she would pull out her inner Erica Kane and haul off and give that ugly fool a good ole La Kane open handed full arm extended television shaking slap across the face followed by the one handed hair flip.

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