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Orange Is the New Black’s Dale Soules on New Jersey Upbringing

Dale Soules, actress from Orange Is the New Black, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how she was ostracized as a child because of her poor upbringing.

Soules was born in Jersey City, and moved to Greenwood Lake with her family when she was about five. The NJ Native did not have a typical upbringing.

“I grew up in a house that, for some years, had no running water.” She goes on to say that she and her family carried water that ran by the brook on the side of the house.

While Soules did not see a problem with this, her classmates perceived her as “dirty” and began to exclude her. “I didn’t have the right consumer goods, I didn’t have the right clothing, so I was pretty much an outcast.”

At that time, Soules decided that she wanted to be known for who she was, what she had to say, and how she treated people.

She has been doing just that. In 2014, she won “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance in the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black.

To learn more about Dale Soules, head over to her website.

NJ Celebrities: National Dog Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Today is #NationalDogDay, and we are so excited! Nothing is better than the love of a dog, and your favorite #NJCelebs know it! #HipNJ has compiled a list of your favorite New Jersey celebrities posting some furry friends on Instagram.

Ashley Tisdale (Monmouth County)

Christina Milian (Jersey City)

Can’t sleep so I was going thru my videos on phone & came across this moment. We made the best memories in Toronto. ❣

A video posted by Christina Milian (@christinamilian) on

Zach Braff (South Orange)

Roscoe as a puppy.

A photo posted by Zach Braff (@zachbraff) on

Kelly Ripa (Starford)

Now Chewie thinks she’s a model. Fame has gone straight to her head.

A photo posted by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on

Teresa Guidice (Towaco)

@_giagiudice with Bella ❤️

A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on

Charlie Puth (Rumson)

A photo posted by Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) on

Joe Jonas (Wyckoff)

Chillin with the homie @itsdougthepug before the Nashville show

A photo posted by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on

Lea Michele (Tenafly)

Orly’s first swim! @becbecbobec ???

A video posted by Lea Michele (@msleamichele) on

Zoe Saldana (Passaic)

Wendy Williams (Asbury Park)

Woof! Shaquille is 8 months old today! So cute & precious!!! #mydogshaq ???

A photo posted by Wendy Williams (@wendyshow) on

Jack Antonoff (Bergenfield)

they finally showered

A photo posted by jack antonoff (@jackantonoff) on

Tara Reid (Wyckoff)

This is what you call #puppylove

A photo posted by Tara Reid (@tarareid) on

Brooke Shields (Haworth)

“This is what I really look like”

A photo posted by Brooke Shields (@brookeshields) on

Martha Stewart (Jersey City)

Rolling out of bed hot dog style ? #marthastewartpets photo by @piggyandpolly

A photo posted by Martha Stewart (@marthastewart) on

Be sure to snap a photo of your dog and post it using the hashtag, #NationalDogDay, and give your pal some extra special love and attention to celebrate. I am sure they will appreciate it.

HipNJ Celebrates National Waffle Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Today is #NationalWaffleDay! To celebrate, #HipNJ has compiled a list of some of the best places in New Jersey to get yourself some delicious waffles.


700 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042


Shut Up and Eat!
804 Main St.
Toms River, NJ 08753


OC Surf Café
715 E 8th St.
Ocean City, NJ 08226


Skylark Diner & Lounge
17 Wooding Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817


Country Pancake House
140 E Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


The Original Pancake House
15 the Promenade
Edgewater, NJ 07020

Now that you know where to go, get yourself some waffles to celebrate this very special day!