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'Real Housewives' Star's Steamy Past

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" drama queen Danielle Staub has a book of dirty secrets -- and her co-stars won't fuhgeddaboudit!

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Drama ensues on Tuesday's episode when fellow Garden State diva Dina exposes Danielle's secret past. Back in her heyday, Danielle was allegedly a stripper at the famed Satin Dolls -- aka The Bada Bing on "The Sopranos"!

In the upcoming episode of the Bravo series, it is revealed that Danielle's mugshot is in Charles Kipps' book "Cop without a Badge."

The 1996 book tells the story of ex-con and government informer Kevin Maher and girlfriend Beverly Merrill. The book is currently out-of-print, but Merrill is described as a promiscuous maneater who becomes a stripper -- and her 1986 mugshot bares a striking resemblance to Staub!

Danielle won't reveal what happens this season, but she doesn't deny rumors. She tells "Extra," "You have to read the whole book." Adding, "You have to watch and see."

The 45-year-old confesses to "Extra" that life hasn't been easy for her, saying, "We all have our struggles in different ways, and some of us have passed the struggles and are now enjoying our lives." She continues, "I've always said it's not how you spill the milk. It's the fashion in which you clean it up."

Staub is the same housewife who happily had phone sex with a stranger for two years, loves her Botox injections and is a single mom of two.

The new episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" airs this Tuesday on Bravo.

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