I read an article that described the $750 money issue that Dina had with Danielle.
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' finale: The real story behind Danielle Staub and Dina Manzo's feud - Celebrities - NJ.com...Bravo didn't plan on paying the housewives, but sister Caroline Manzo and Chris Laurita, her brother and Jacqueline Laurita's husband, consulted with an entertainment lawyer, who managed to negotiate salaries -- "a few thousand dollars" -- for each of them.
Staub didn't want to pay a portion of the lawyer's fees, and was nasty about it, Manzo says. But what really made Manzo want to "kick her ass" was when Staub repeatedly called Laurita about the blow-up, even though Laurita was then recovering from the latest in a series of miscarriages.
But Staub claims she negotiated her contract on her own, so she didn't feel she needed to chip in. She also says that Laurita had been calling her, not the other way around, and that she hooked Laurita up with the doctor who helped her and Chris get pregnant and carry their new baby to term -- Nicholas was born last week -- "so yeah, that's about all I'm gonna say about that."
I guess that explains why the initial blow-up between those two was kept under wraps. It was about getting paid for the show. Ironic, that it was Chris and Jacqueline that took up for Danielle in the end, since it was Chris who was owed the money for the lawyer at the get-go.