Teresa Giudice Promotes Her New Cookbook on Wendy Williams
“Are you planning on throwing a barbecue party in your back yard this spring or summer? Everyone seems to have a great time at a cookout, but if you need a few tricks of the trade, Wendy Williams is getting some ideas from Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey. She has a new BBQ book coming out, which is called Fabulicious!: On The Grill. See what kind of trouble she can make with Wendy on Wednesday’s show. Plus, what does Teresa have to say in response to Andy Cohen’s recent comments about the Real Housewives on Wendy’s show? You’ll have to watch to see for yourself on Wednesday, May 8.” [Source]
NeNe Leakes Defends Teresa Giudice Against Melissa Gorga; Melissa Responds That the Vets Need to Thank the New Girls for ‘Reviving’ the Shows and ‘Amping Up’ the Ratings
Us Magazine reported on Nene Leakes appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live special “Live: NeNe One-On-One” on May 5, 2013.
Concerning Brandi Glanville, Nene told host Andy Cohen:
“Brandi’s just a train wreck. Just a wreck. Just a wreck. She’s just off the chain, she’s off the hook [with] a lot of the things that she has to say, just so talkative.” Too often says “a lot of stuff that she needs to not say. She’s going to get red. . .She thinks she can get in people’s faces and say whatever she wants to say.”
“I like her when she’s not drinking. Brandi and drinks don’t work for me.”
The 45-year-old also revealed she recently ran into Glanville’s costar, Lisa Vanderpump:
“She’s looking really thin,” Leakes commented. “That’s probably because of the Dancing With the Stars thing.” (The British restaurant owner was voted off during the Apr. 9 episode of the ABC competition series.)
The outspoken star also said she dislikes the Orange County cast:
“I don’t connect with them, most of them, for some reason,” Leakes explained. “I almost want to recast Orange County. A couple of them are quite boring [and] can go!”
The Atlanta standout does, however, like Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson and New York City’s Ramona Singer:
“Vicki is the boss, Ramona is the boss, I’m the boss,” Leakes said of the business-minded women. ” All of us are original housewives and we have a work ethic that is very different than the new girls that come on the show. All of us work our [asses] off.”
Leakes often takes issue with women who join the show in later seasons, particularly Melissa Gorga (Gorga joined the show in its third season after Dina Manzo and Danielle Staub left). The Atlanta housewife also defended original New Jersey housewife Teresa Giudice, who has often accused sister-in-law Gorga of riding her coattails:
“I feel for Teresa because there’s something about being the first one in. When you’re the first one in on one of these shows and somebody comes behind you, it’s sort of like, ‘Hold on, you need to respect the veteran. I was here first. You need to play on my territory.’ So I kind of sided with Teresa in that area. Melissa, you came on her show. So you watched her on television and you wanted to be on the show like she was. No, girl, take a seat now! You’re not a veteran.”
“I like Jersey,” Leakes admitted. “I just think they’re such gangstas. I just love them. They’re so entertaining to me. but you know what? They’re getting a little too nasty.”
Melissa responded to NeNe’s statements, telling In Touch:
“The vets need to thank the new girls for coming in. They amp up the ratings! The show [RHONJ] needed to be revived. It got revived. Maybe NeNe feels threatened.”
Teresa Giudice is the Second Highest Paid Bravo Housewife at $650,000 Plus Bonuses and Products Sales
OK Magazine investigated the salaries of The Real Housewives franchise, running since March 2006, currently with six different shows.
The top salary goes to Nene Leakes at $1 million “plus bonuses” for season 6 of RHOA. Teresa Giudice ranked second with a salary of $650,000 “plus bonuses” for season 5 of RHONJ. Why Nene, Teresa, Ramona and LuAnn were singled out as receiving “bonuses,” the article doesn’t say, nor does it explain the reason for the bonuses, unless they are alluding to their statement: ”the more drama, the more moolah!” It also doesn’t mention income from products sales that comes on top of their salaries and bonuses.
Jacqueline Laurita scoffed at the OK Magazine article, tweeting: “Lol! You are SO off on all NJ! Go higher for NJ! Keep guessing.” Since Jacqueline, who reportedly earned $275,000 for season 5, wants us to know that they all earned much more than reported by the magazine, perhaps we should remind Jacqueline that it’s time to pay her mortgage, back taxes and creditors!
As reported by OK Magazine on May 6, 2013, the salaries are ranked as follows (some of the Housewives, including Kathy Wakile, are not mentioned):
1. Nene Lekes, $1 million plus bonuses
2. Tersa Giudice, $650,000 plus bonuses
3. Ramona Singer, $500,000 plus bonuses
4. Countess LuAnn DeLesseps, $500,000 plus bonuses
5. Vicki Gunvalson, $500,000
6. Kandi Burrus, $450,000
7. Caroline Manzo, $400,000
8. Gretchen Ross, $375,000
9. Melissa Gorga, $350,000
10. Lisa Vanderpump, $350,000
11. Tamra Barney, $325,000
12. Phaedra Parks, $300,000
13. Jacqueline Laurita, $275,000
14. Kyle Richards, $225,000
15. Sonja Morgan, $220,000
16. Aviva Drescher, $200,000
17. Heather Thompson, $175,000
18. Alexis Bellino, $175,000
19. Brandi Glanville, who started off as a part time cast member on just $18,000, enjoys a nice bump up to $175,000.
20. Miami is lowest in the ratings and the salaries: Adriana De Moura, Marysol Patton and Joanna Krupa are the top earners, each commanding a payday in the $55,000-$75,000 range per season.
On September 27, 2012, Dp at Fame-Whorgas posted the salaries for season 4 of RHONJ, but without a link to the source: