In the mess that was the short season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, a clear star emerged. No, not table-flipping (not a metaphor!) Teresa or the heavily Botoxed Danielle-- I mean, Brooklynite Beverly Merill-- and not even Dina's sphinx cat who I not-so affectionately call Mrs. Whiskerson. The real star of this series was Albie Manzo, the only one who seemed to have a brain in his (hot) body (he is going to law school after all, so he can't be a complete goomba!). Though he comes from a family of intimidators, yellers, and otherwise nutcases, he seems relatively sane, calm, and down to Earth. And adorable.