'Real Housewives of NJ': Elvira Grau replacing Dina Manzo? False.

real-housewives-of-new-jersey-Elvira-grau.jpgEver 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.