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Flashback: Welcome to Teresa Giudice’s Crib

January 24, 2014

In the video above from April 2010 or earlier, Teresa Giudice gives a tour of her home and the furnishings (custom cabinets, Versace vases, Gucci dishes and glasses, etc.), much of which (including the renovation of the home), was purchased with borrowed money (allegedly obtained by defrauding lenders) rather than earned income (they tried to discharge their debt by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in October 2009 – the U.S. government has charged the Giudices with lying to the bankruptcy court, including hiding assets and income that could be used to pay off creditors).

Teresa likes nice things, which she is not ashamed to admit. She certainly didn’t back off on spending before or after filing bankruptcy on October 29, 2009. In the link below, the U.S. bankruptcy trustee claimed that Teresa went on a $60,000 shopping spree after filing bankruptcy (the PDF file below also includes a receipt for purchases she made about two months before filing):

http://images.eonline.com/static/news/pdf/TeresaGiudiceDocs.pdf

The following is a CBS report about Teresa’s spending spree.

Bankrupt “Real Houswives” Star Teresa Giudice Reportedly Spent $60,000 on Furniture and Luxury Goods
CBS News
August 18, 2010

Filing for bankruptcy didn’t stop “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice from doing what she does best – shopping.

The Bravo star, who owes creditors roughly $10.8 million with her husband Joe, allegedly spent $60,000 on home furnishings and luxury goods just days after filing for bankruptcy last October, according to court documents obtained by E! Online.

The couple’s lawyer, Jim Kridel, defended Giudice’s lavish shopping spree and said she didn’t do anything wrong.

“That was the money she earned as an advance for her book ‘Skinny Italian,'” Kridel told People magazine.”Since she earned it after the filing, she was absolutely free to spend it.”

Kridel added that Giudice needed to buy household necessities, but also acknowledged that her spending spree would “draw scrutiny.”

“She needed to re-buy furniture because she didn’t have any furniture in the house,” Kridel told People. “It’s a big house and she wanted furniture consistent with her style on the show. There is nothing wrong with doing that, except that it doesn’t look good for her to be doing it.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bankrupt-real-houswives-star-teresa-giudice-reportedly-spent-60000-on-furniture-and-luxury-goods/

Note from Fame: Teresa’s cookbook advances for Skinny Italian were prior to her bankruptcy filing; however, she failed to disclose this, as well as other income (including her Bravo raise for season 2), on her petition filed on October 29, 2009, which is why, in the federal indictment against the Giudices, counts 12-34 include bankruptcy fraud.

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In October 2011, Jacqueline went off on Twitter, saying Teresa was laughing at beating the system and planning to file bankruptcy again:

In the video below is another flashback with Teresa, Caroline and Jacqueline, happily explaining how “the attention they get is always positive.”

For a final flashback, a week before Joe and Teresa filed bankruptcy on October 29, 2009, they celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a helicopter ride and diamonds. Teresa told Jacqueline, “I really want him to make it big.” Joe told Chris, “It ain’t like the money’s flowin’ like it yous ta, ya know what I mean?”

Caroline Manzo predicted in a testimonial (TH) during season 4 episode 13 – which was taped in 2011 – that Teresa Giudice would leave her husband if he goes to prison and then she would write a tell-all book for the sole purpose of making money.

“Prediction: Something may happen where someone has to go somewhere. Teresa’s going to have to pull herself up on her bootstraps and take over. She’ll say, ‘You know what, I tried. I stood by him, but I have to divorce him now. And I’m gonna show my daughters what it’s like to be strong and independent on your own and survive.’ There’s a book in there – you heard it here first!”

Caroline also said that Teresa pushed Juicy to his limit “trying to keep up with the Gorgas;” and, as a result, he will pay the “ultimate price” for Teresa “wanting it all”:

“Teresa wants it all, and I think that the demands she put on him led him to make decisions that weren’t the best. And I think he resents her for it, and he’s going to pay the ultimate price for it.”

By “ultimate price,” Caroline means Juicy will be going to prison.

Caroline implied in her June 4, 2012, Bravo Blog that if it wasn’t for Teresa’s demands, Juicy would be a “fun, carefree man, happy to be living in a cardboard box”:

“I also meant what I said about him being a shell of the man I met a few years ago. The Joe I remember was fun, carefree. I truly believe that back then he didn’t need more than a good cigar, a bottle of homemade wine, and his family and friends around him to be happy. The guy could live in a cardboard box and be happy. Something changed along the way, and he’s become bitter, guarded. Sad, we all miss the old Joe. I’m not saying this for brownie points or to be politically correct. I mean this sincerely.”

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Us Weekly ran a story on May 29, 2012, which was very similar to what Caroline said in her season 4 episode 13 testimonial. Here’s the quote from a ‘show source’:

“If Joe goes to jail, there will be sympathy for her. And she’ll get a spinoff about life as a single mom. She’ll do a book deal, too: ‘My Life Without Joe’ or something like that.”

Caroline went on WWHL the night season 4 episode 13 premiered on July 22, 2012, and defended her comments. Below is the Bravo video link for Caroline’s prediction that Juicy will go to prison (season 4 episode 13) plus the video of Caroline’s appearance on WWHL where she expands on her prediction.

http://www.bravotv.com/watch-what-happens-live/season-7/videos/carolines-prison-prediction

Also during season 4, Chris Laurita said “someone will have to take the fall” when he and Jacqueline were discussing whether or not Teresa would go to jail. He was emphasizing, like his sister Caroline, that Juicy was going to take the fall for Teresa’s desire to live the good life.

Furthermore, during season 4, Jacqueline implied that the Giudice’s marriage was on the rocks, saying, “Joe and Teresa are both leading separate lives.” This is very similar to what a ‘show source’ told Us Weekly on May 18, 2012:

“A ‘show source’ told Us Weekly that what’s shown on TV only scratches the surface of the Giudice family’s unhappy home. ‘They’re so dysfunctional that it’s all starting to come out,’ said the ‘show source’ of Teresa and Joe.

In her Bravo blog, Teresa addressed Jacqueline’s on-camera gossip that she and Juicy lead separate lives:

“No, we don’t lead ‘separate lives.’ I have no idea why Jacqueline would bring up that rumor — she seems to love to bring up crazy rumors on camera about everyone else. Not very nice, and definitely not true. Joe still does and always has lived in our house (he’s never had a separate ‘work apartment’ or anything), and he sleeps in our bed with me every night.”

In an obscure October 11, 2012 interview by Chaunce Hayden, Rosie Pierri reiterated what Caroline said earlier in June and July 2012 about Juicy being “a shell of the man” he used to be because “Teresa wants it all” – Rosie actually said, “I think my cousin ruined him.”

“I like Joe a lot. He was a respectable guy. I think, in my opinion, I think my cousin ruined him. I never seen Joe angry back then. After 20 years gone by, I don’t know, I really shouldn’t say, it’s just my opinion. Maybe I’m wrong, and that’s fine. I think the man tried, tried, tried, tried, tried, and she’s like, ‘I want this! I want that! I want this!’ – Rosie Pierri, October 11, 2012

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The following is an excerpt from Jacqueline’s Bravo blog about the deck scene in season 4 episode 8 (taped in early August 2011), where she questioned Teresa about her bankruptcy filing, current lifestyle choices, and getting paid for tabloid stories – the scene lasted for five hours before Caroline was called in to help with the interrogation. Jacqueline wrote that Teresa was “profiting from people’s pity,” “so much about her life was being fabricated,” “there seemed to be no shortage of money to me,” and “she was really living the high life.”

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The Rules According to Teresa
By Jacqueline Laurita
June 18, 2012

As far as Teresa’s bankruptcy goes, Teresa was right when she said that declaring bankruptcy does not mean that your life ends and you should go crawl up in a hole and die. You are allowed to start your life again. Did it appear to anyone as if Teresa was really afraid of being poor? There seemed to be no shortage of money to me. I knew Teresa worked hard, but I also knew the bankruptcy had not been approved and there were some crazy stories in the press going around about her that worried me. I was trying my best not to judge some of their life style choices during that time, although I do admit, at times it was very hard not to. It is especially hard to avoid staying out of each other’s business during filming, because we’re together so much. I was very confused at the time, because I was reading one thing in the tabloids about her life and then I was seeing something completely different in the way she was living in her real life. As a friend, I was really worried about what was going to happen to her and her family. I was also upset from reading about her life in the tabloids along with the rest of America instead of my “best friend” opening up to me about what was really going on so that I could be there for her. Even if she didn’t need me, at least she could help to ease my mind.

Teresa and I had talked a few times about how she got paid for these articles, with the exception of People magazine, and that she had two more covers coming out in In Touch after her vow renewal cover. She did share with me some of the stories she wanted to put out there about herself, but when new stories came out in the tabloids, I didn’t know anymore what was true or what was not true. I didn’t want to pry into her business by asking her about them, but at the same time, I wanted to know because she was my friend. I cared about her and everyone else in America was reading these tabloids and talking about it while I knew nothing. It was crazy that she would talk to the tabloids but not her “best friend” or family about her life. How would you all feel? Really think about that. I was supposed to be her best friend, you’d think she would mention them to me. It never seemed to occur to her that I was worrying sick about her. How could she expect everyone to ignore it? How could she not think about addressing it with us or be offended if we asked any questions about it, especially if the articles mentioned one of us? It was like a hit and run.

I was wondering if Teresa was just profiting from people’s pity by benefiting from a big media scam while she was really living the high life or was my friend really in trouble, denying it to herself, suffering in silence and getting deeper in debt. I was starting to not respect her choices, and I really felt like I didn’t know who she was anymore. I felt like I was always trying to justify her actions to everyone. So much about her life was being fabricated, so I had no idea what was real anymore. From what I was hearing from some of our mutual friends, I was starting to question whether or not our friendship was even real or if she just needed me as an ally on the show. I heard she wasn’t pleased with me because I wasn’t joining her army in her fight against her family. Who in their right mind would help her fight her family, especially when we all had to work together? A true friend would help bring them back together. A true friend would never expect me to harm her family and start another war between them.

As far as the fight on the deck, please take note that before Caroline showed up, Teresa and I were going back and forth for 5 long hours! I was exhausted at that point. I had NO IDEA that Caroline was going to show up. It was not meant to be an ambush at all, although I do understand how it must have felt to Teresa. I felt like I needed to get her to open her eyes to the reality of certain situations she was creating, and I wanted her to be real with me for once and for all to my face. I wanted all my questions answered. I couldn’t take it anymore. There were a lot of things said on the deck that day that you didn’t see. What’s important and all that matters is that Teresa and I know what was said and all you need to know was that it was the turning point in our relationship.

Teresa and I had a talk over the phone the night before our talk on the deck.

Related:

Where Did Teresa Giudice Live Before the Mansion?

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  1. January 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    great blog

    • January 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      Yes, excellent report. This is unbiased and brings the facts from the past to the present to remind us what is real and what isn’t. Perhaps those who were not familiar or forgot Teresa’s braggadocio and greed in the first two seasons can read this with open eyes.

      • GPM
        January 25, 2014 at 4:36 PM

        Excellent and timely post, Fame!

        I posted previously that I suspected Teresa was relying on advice from her attorney and this makes it clear that, at least with respect to the book advance, that was indeed the case; the attorney was apparently well aware of the advance and deliberately did not include it in the bankruptcy filing because he felt he had a legally cognizable reason for not doing so. Obviously, the trustee disagrees, but it would be an error to assume that the trustee was correct and Teresa’s attorney was wrong; (I am still of the opinion, however, that her attorney may have failed to satisfy the requirements imposed upon him.)

        I am fatigued with people jumping to the conclusion that everything one set of attorneys says — be they bankruptcy trustees or U.S. Attorneys — is the definitive word and gospel truth. Even if one doesn’t have a legal education, all one has to do is watch one of the myriad of law and order or law firm-based shows on television to understand that there are always two sets of equivalently trained attorneys who argue different sides of every issue and that the law itself is rarely as black-and-white as one would like, which clearly confuses the simpleminded Ms. Laurita and others. There is a reason there is a judge!

        As an aside, given what Teresa is making and has made from the RHONJ since filing for bankruptcy, at least it should surely be clear to all that maintaining the lifestyle necessary and appropriate to the show was indeed an excellent investment on Teresa’s part!

        • January 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

          Or not!

        • January 25, 2014 at 6:33 PM

          It is a joy to read your comments!

        • January 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM

          I totally agree with you GPM.

        • bobby brooks
          January 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

          I do not believe that Teresa got advice from her bankruptcy attorney to not disclose the book advance, but even if she did, she should have known better. The bankruptcy petition asked if she anticipated any increase in income in the coming year, and she said no and signed it under the penalty of perjury. I think that she was trying to keep the money and it was deliberate. From the bankruptcy trustee filing:

          19. The Defendants indicated on Schedule I that as of the petition date they did not anticipate any increase in income within the year following the filing of their petition.
          20. The Defendants signed the Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules attesting under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the Schedules was true and correct.

  2. January 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    #rhoa Phaedra Parks’ Husband, ARRESTED, Charged With Bank Fraud, Identity Theft #RHOA still on parole

    • January 25, 2014 at 3:19 AM

      I know I couldn’t believe it either. On Lipstickalley it was put on their at 6:00 pm and has over 14 pages. The amount of money they are talking about is crazy, Phaedra is dirty.

    • qb
      January 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      I wonder if Andy Cohen is going to bring it up at the reunion? He bought up Teresa and Joes problems.

      • January 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

        Probably not.

  3. Deb G
    January 25, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Teresa shouldn’t have spent more money after filing bankruptcy. But Jac Laurita should have kept her mouth shut because it seems like her and her husband were doing the same thing!! I don’t understand why we don’t hear more about their bankruptcy. Correct me if I’m wrong but, wasn’t Jac getting plastic surgery after they filed???

    • lucille
      January 25, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      is chris going to save wacko from prison and also who’s going to pay the lawsuit against them for assualt and battery?

    • Sackem
      January 26, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      That is EXACTLY what I was thinking!!! We’re not talking small biccies in the spend department on Teresa’s behalf BUT the furniture she was looking at Season 1, is very similar to Jac’s style. How much did they embezzle to paint those gaudy murals on their walls? The lady had surgery to look better – or did she get paid for it?

      Said it many times, they’re all crooks. Little Joey Gorga’s been sued left right and centre, the houses the flip have been deemed hazardous by some, how many loans has he taken out? What really happened to his Mum & Dad’s house? The Giudice’s keeping up with the Gorgas? Yes, thats why they only filmed in one room of their mansion made of cardboard……

      How many crooks is Al Manzoid in bed with? Noticed the Police Dinner only happened once then the government changed – bribe anyone?

      Teresa is not smart. To think she is some evil genius is laughable. Ignorance is no excuse but I don’t think she NOR Joe fully understood what they were doing. Don’t you think when you get into the hundreds of thousands going through accounts and business opening and closing so fast (oh man, were they laundering to?) that you hire an accountant – Jez, Little Joey’s got one….

      I don’t believe she’s innocent of the charges. But she isn’t guilty of what Jac’s accused her of. Ugh, the hypocrisy of these women is soooo tiresome. It doesn’t change my opinion of who’s right and who’s wrong. It’s the lesser of two evils because I never saw Teresa pretend to be something she’s not, ever. I never saw her speak of the other ladies the way they spoke of her. What’s the saying about honour among thieves? Only for some right?

      As for Caroline’s predictions … der, Teresa’s in the public eye, on a television show! Of course there’s going to be interest in this outcome because the ladies bought it ALL to our attention. Jez, Teresa wouldn’t let Missy say the word jail, do you really think she was flaunting their financial issues? Caroline’s a brainy-ack. Housewives get spin offs for weddings and Mob Wives was riveting for me because half the husbands were in the joint and the women were soooooo “mafia” about it! It’s curiosity and its ratings. Andy Cohen wouldn’t be doing his “job” if he cut Teresa loose if Joe goes to prison. If they can show Jac getting a pound of flesh hacked off her body, and have us suffer through the opening of the silly restaurant, I’m sure they’re rubbing their hands together at the prospect of Teresa keeping the family afloat and lets face it, she can hardly afford not to do one AND she’s waaaay to high profile to get a job at Maccas.

      As far as I’m concerned, I think this whole situation has be sensationalised by the women and the media. Bet Missy’s pissed she told Crazy anything – it made Teresa’s career. People LOVE a success story, we want the underdog to survive and turn their lives around, it’s the cornerstone of reality TV!

      I think Teresa was used by these women as a shield to their own woes.

      • jackhole2014
        January 26, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        Great points Sackem!! And a nice reminder why I got so grrrrrrrrrrr about this entire series-hypocrisy! Case in point, the court issues. For Jac to get so indignant about Teresa’s legal stuff when she and her hubby had a case pending was like–whoa!!

        smdh…

        • January 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM

          I despise Jacqueline as a human being. I’m so glad that she is off the show.

      • January 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

        Great post Sackem.

        Sometimes I wonder if the Real Housewives franchise is perhaps a government “sting” operation. Most of the families appear to be somewhat shady and have more financial and legal issues than I could ever imagine. I also ask, why would someone who have shady dealings, with financial and legal issues want to be on television?

        It also does not take a genius to wonder where is the money coming from? In my opinion, Caroline’s family is still being financed by “old” mob money. As far as all of the others, shady dealings does not begin to describe what these people have done to obtain money.

        I believe Joe lead Teresa to believe they were rich beyond their wildest dreams and she shopped accordingly.

  4. January 25, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Didn’t someone say that Teresa’s father got her everything she wanted? Juicy grew up with Teresa and was friends with her brother before he married her. I am sure her dreams and wants of things in life was no surprise to him. He has things he enjoys as well. Cast members and family making it sound like Juicy run himself in the ground for Teresa’s dreams.

    Spending habits of a Taurus and a Gemini-

    Taurus
    Quality or quantity? Lots of us spend hours of our lives mulling that over. You, however, have the answer deeply imbedded in the back of your quality-conscious brain: both. Fortunately, you’re a money-magnet, and an expert at finding objects, experiences and people who answer those descriptions, so why settle? When you find what you want (after lots of highly pleasurable comparison shopping), you plunk down the cash or plastic, smile a thank you and toddle off happily to enjoy yourself.

    Gemini
    Unlike your Taurus neighbors, you don’t want just one, special, unusual thing, experience or friend — you’re a collector. You like lots of what you like. In fact, if “variety is the spice of life” wasn’t written by, or for, a Gemini — well, then it wasn’t written at all. So when it comes to laying down a stack of bills, pulling out your ATM or deciding whether or not to wreak major havoc on your Visa, if the decision involves a collection, a medley or an assortment, you’re in.

    http://www.dailyhoroscope.com/horoscope-headlines/astrology-money-spending-habits-horoscope-sign

    • January 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      As kayswhims says, I don’t think it was just Teresa – obviously, Joe likes expensive and nice things too, i.e. his hot sports cars. No doubt Juicy had alot to do with their wanting material things and living the lavish lifestyle. I don’t think he would have been content just owning a pizzeria.

      Men tend to have huge egos and like to show off their wealth, especially through “dressing” their women. Society has evolved that women be dressed in the finest clothes, expensive jewelry and accessories, and before it became taboo, furs. Men love having their “arm candy” to show off. Having their women dressed to the nines with the latest in expensive fashion, driving hot cars, having a large home, along with the furnishings to go with it all strokes their ego and makes them feel superior among their peers.

      If Joe was in control of all the finances in the Giudice household, all he had to do was say “NO” to Teresa – but he didn’t. And I don’t think it only had to do with wanting to keep her happy; it also had to do with his own needs and also with his worrying about his own image and how it would look. To a certain extent, Juicy still has an inflated ego – he still thinks he’s above the law given his continuing discretions and flagrant driving record.

  5. January 25, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Off topic but I live in Mexico….BLK water is being advertised on TV and radio here.

    • January 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      has anyone heard how bryan is?

      • Miami53
        January 25, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        He is still posting on his twitter….I still would love to know the real story of season 5 with the SIL and Penny. We never got the truth or was everything a lie among the cast members.

    • January 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      Here in the states,speaking for myself only, I have never seen or heard any advertisement for BLK. Maybe is cheaper to advertise outside of the U.S.

    • LifeIsGood
      January 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      I would love to see the Mexican BLK ads! I wonder if they are making wild promises as to it’s effectiveness – claims that would not withstand US regs.

      • January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

        haha….I have lived in Mexico for a total of 5 years….two down in Leon, Guanajuato and now 3 in Mexicali, Baja California….I only was ever sick from the water the first time I came to Mexico, you can drink it but we do buy only purified water for drinking in the house.

      • January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

        They do not make any promises just saying it has vitamins and minerals…the TV adds are like images of water (that is black) being poured, they are short ads. I should try to find one and post it.

      • January 27, 2014 at 11:06 AM

        This is the BLK water ad they are showing in Mexico….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ_qF9zO_3Q

        • January 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

          And this is an interview with the CEO of BLK in Mexico, it is in Spanish but basically he is saying that BLK tastes no different than real water and it has no sugar or calories, he explains about fulvic minerals and where they come from, he goes on to say that BLK is a good alternative to drinking the water in Mexico because to buy purified water by the bottle is expensive and he alludes to the fact that many people have asked him if BLK water can cure hangovers of which he does not promote but just saying that he is promoting it as such….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkS_B7DP0GQ

    • Sackem
      January 26, 2014 at 5:09 AM

      Wow, I’m surprised it’s safer to drink it than the water in Mexico… I’ve seen Sex in the City 2 you know..

      • January 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        My answer to you somehow posted above, sorry.

      • January 28, 2014 at 9:58 AM

        Blk water is probably like how the losers Super Bowl/NBA Finals shirts get sent to Africa.

    • January 29, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      What? Why? Nobody’s gonna buy that shizz.

  6. LifeIsGood
    January 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    OT, but I came across this posting on Jac’s twitter today:

    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 5h
    I forgot how much work & detail goes into building a house.Back when we bought this house in 2001, it was only a frame. Fun to see progress.

    Are they building another house?!? How do these people continue to secure financing????

    • January 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      I doubt it, she is always throwing obscure comments out, like huge announcement about BLK
      coming soon etc. She is delusional. Whatever happened with the spa she was opening and the parenting magazine articles, oh and her million dollar deal and endorsements she doesn’t want to tarnish by mentioning them.

      • Jeannie5233
        January 25, 2014 at 6:01 PM

        I agree dookie56. Who knows – with the house for sale maybe she found the old plans and paperwork and got sentimental. She’s probably trying to throw people off and using those memories of building her present house. me, anything that Jacs ever says, while maybe (I’ll be nice and give her that “maybe”) could have a grain of truth to it, is unreliable given her past rants, manic tweets, her backstabbing ways, and her despicable, immature behavior at Reunion 4. She lost her credibility a long, long time ago.

        When the news broke about the house being up for sale, Jacs tweeted several sayings and affirmations about how change was a positive and good thing with no mention about the house.

        It is also very telling there have been no tweets from her or her followers as to what her plans are. Any inquiries were probably blocked. She’s not dumb and knows people are going to start wondering and asking. I think all she is doing here is covering her a$$.

      • January 25, 2014 at 9:09 PM

        Speaking of BLK water, I read today they are advertising it in Mexico on TV and Radio. I personally have never heard it advertised in the states.

        • January 25, 2014 at 9:10 PM

          Sorry forgot I had mentioned blk on here. duh

    • Sackem
      January 26, 2014 at 5:11 AM

      Just because they’re building a house doesn’t mean it’s a big one… it could be a granny flat in Caroline’s backyard.

  7. Italia77
    January 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    So how do you say Guidice – jew-dice or jew-dee-chay? Why did she pronounce it the first way for so long and now the other? I know it’s a trivial thing but it bugs me. LOL

    • Jeannie5233
      January 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

      From the book “Italian All-In-One For Dummies, Page 16:

      “Soft g: When g is followed by e or i, you pronounce it as you do the first sound in the English word job; therefore, the pronunciation is “j”. . . . . To get the “j” sound before a, o, or u, you have to insert an i. The i only serves to indicate the proper sound; you don’t pronounce it. Examples include. . . . .giudice (jooh-dee-cheh)”

      For what it’s worth, Sean Lowe, the Bachelor, is marrying a young lady named Catherine Giudici -spelled with an i instead of an e. Her ethnic background is Italian (father) and Filipino (mother). She was asked on a recent interview how to pronounce her last name and she said, “Ge-u-dee-chay”.

      “Giudice” in Italian means “justice” or “judge”. There’s a bit of irony here – LOL!

    • Autumn
      January 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      This made me laugh b/c I actually have a couple of DMs at Twitter, from Jac herself, “correcting” me on how to say Jew-dee-chay. In earlier times before she blocked me for criticizing her and Bonnie’s crazy antics, we were friendly enough for her to joke around privately.
      She definitely DMd me to say it is “jew-dee-chay” – and that is how Teresa wanted everyone to say it.

      So funny to me now, looking back.

  8. Ms. Thang
    January 25, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    About her upcoming 10th wedding anniversary and getting the Crown Jewels: “What do you think I am? A Arabic or somethin’?” No, Tree. We don’t think you’re a Arabic– just impossibly dumb. Thanks for the laughs.

  9. Sackem
    January 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Happy Australia Day my fellow Aussies!

    • Jeannie5233
      January 25, 2014 at 7:42 PM

      And to you too Sackem – enjoy your national holiday!! Hope all is well with you!

      As someone who enjoys learning about cultures and traditions, I would like to share with all of you an excerpt from Wikipedia that explains what this holiday is in Australia:

      “Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.[2]

      The meaning and significance of Australia Day have evolved over time. Unofficially, or historically, the date has also been variously named “Anniversary Day”, “Invasion Day”, “Foundation Day”, and “ANA Day”.[3] 26 January 1788 marked the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia (then known as New Holland).[4] Although it was not known as Australia Day until over a century later, records of celebrations on 26 January date back to 1808, with the first official celebration of the formation of New South Wales held in 1818.[5] On New Years Day 1901, the British colonies of Australia formed a Federation, marking the birth of modern Australia. A national day of unity and celebration was looked for. It was not until 1935 that all Australian states and territories had adopted use of the term “Australia Day” to mark the date, and not until 1994 that the date was consistently marked by a public holiday on that day by all states and territories.[6]

      In contemporary Australia, the holiday is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve, announcement of the Australia Day Honours list and addresses from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. It is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, unless it falls on a weekend in which case the following Monday is a public holiday instead. With community festivals, concerts and citizenship ceremonies, the day is celebrated in large and small communities and cities around the nation. Australia Day has become the biggest annual civic event in Australia.[7]”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day

      And to read about how this national holiday can be celebrated (sounds similar as to how we celebrate our Labor Day weekend here in the States):

      http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/blogs/peter-moore/celebrate-australia-day-like-an-aussie

      • Silvana
        January 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM

        Happy Australia Day Sackem. Gonna be a warm one here in Perth heading down to South Beach for a swim and then to see the Fremantle fireworks. Would luv to take the kids to the foreshore but think that will have to wait till they are older. Stay safe and enjoy.

      • Iris
        January 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM

        Sackem!! You too lovely!! Have a great BBQ! What’s your plan for tomorrow? :D

      • Sackem
        January 26, 2014 at 12:56 AM

        Very un-Australian! We are moving house on Australia Day but I’m dreaming of the Giant Thong (Havianas) across Bondi!

        I was in Freo a few months ago Silvana!!!! It’s so lovely! I miss it so much!!! Ah Fireworks after a beautiful Sunset. I use to watch Skyshow from Wireless Hill!!!

        Oh to have a sausage sandwich and a beer! Next Year!

        I’m yet to read the article, I was telling my husband last night how sad I am to be leaving this house in so respects (excited because we are now home owners) because it was here that I spent my time with you all and I don’t seem to get the chance to read as much now I have a walking (yep 6 steps today) talking (Daddy) living doll!! (An the Cliff Richards version for my English counterparts, not the Young Ones!!!)

        Check back in when we come up for air!

        • Silvana
          January 26, 2014 at 1:27 AM

          Good luck with the move sackem we moved into our new house on Australia Day 5 years ago time sure does fly. I have lived in the freo area my whole life and while I have driven past Wireless hill have never been there. Do miss my young days of going to the South Perth foreshore but will get there again one day!

          • Iris
            January 26, 2014 at 2:15 AM

            Aaaaawwwwww!!!!! You’ll still have loads of fun, hun! I’m studying for an exam.. BOOO!! :(

        • Jeannie5233
          January 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM

          Hi Sackem! Haven’t heard from you in awhile – you have been a very busy bee with your trip and now it is Moving Day!!

          Good luck with everything – I hope it goes smoothly!! :)

        • January 26, 2014 at 11:46 AM

          Happy Australia Day and congratulations on moving into your very own home. It does not matter where the memories were made, the best thing about memories is making them.

          I have not been on that much lately, Christmas and houseguests. Now the snow and ice we are experiencing in south Louisiana, means I am needed to sit with Max, as I insist he need not be taken out in the cold weather.

          Wow, walking and talking and not quite a year old yet. She certainly is a living doll. Wiping a tear from my eye, time really does past quickly.

          • elemcee
            January 26, 2014 at 12:52 PM

            Moma, I have been meaning to post and say: Those are some beautiful children in your avatar! What a gorgeous picture! They look so happy. You have good genes, Lady!

          • Sackem
            January 28, 2014 at 3:21 AM

            Oh Moma!

        • elemcee
          January 26, 2014 at 12:50 PM

          Oh boy, Sackem! Now the real work starts! Toddlers get into everything. It is still the most fun ever! I cannot wait to be a granny! Hug that sweet girl for us.

  10. Daisymay
    January 25, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    While musing about the decisions involved iN building a house, maybe jax was referring to the wakiles’ and gorgas’ coNstruction ventures in Franklin lakes. They probably all still socialize… Neither house has started yet but they’re probably in the planning stages.. And how are they fiNagling their finances anyway?

  11. Jeannie5233
    January 25, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    While I believe, and have stated many times, regardless whether it may be new information or felt to be redundant, big or small, each and every one of us brings something to the table here at FW. The comments can be profound, superfluous, off topic or right on target – all voices are important here. That being said, I would like to take this opportunity to give a special shout-out to GPM and Jackhole –

    A BIG THANKS to both of you for all of the information you bring here which is presented in an intelligent and thought-out manner. It is alot to digest (my brain is mush these days) but your comments certainly give food for thought making one really think about issues, help others to become more informed, and more able to comprehend what is going on. Between Fame’s hard work and meticulous research in putting all these articles together and the addition and decimation of information that you both have been contributing, I truly appreciate it and I am sure others do as well. :D

    • elemcee
      January 25, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      I second that!

      • Grand-Beth
        January 25, 2014 at 9:05 PM

        I agree Jeannie….

        I love reading this site, I post very little but Love, Love, Love the comments because they are backed up by facts I can believe!!!!!!!!
        Thanks to all…….

    • Daisymay
      January 25, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      Agree about the thoughtful posting comments….but I do so miss saddle! What happened to her?

      • jackhole2014
        January 25, 2014 at 10:11 PM

        Jeannie and all… thank you for those kind words and THANKS TO YOU ALL for providing a forum that allows for these discussions-and Fame especially!!

        I know on some levels we are kind of picking apart people’s lives but for me, I always felt it was way bigger than that, this became about being heard. I remember back to the end of S3 when I started voting in the WWHL polls and realized they were fixed and then silly me, went to the Bravo blogs and began to be censured and how outraged I felt. I mean, I get that Bravo has a brand to protect and their brand happens to be “people/personalities” but to take the very audience that keeps that brand vital and twist their thoughts and words, on top of the verbal attacks that I endured, it was all just beyond my level of comprehension and tolerance.

        As I found my way here-thankfully- I saw not only like-minded people that could see right through the insanity that was unfolding before us, but also many women who know how to disagree and be respectful to one another. For me, this blog really restored the thought that all hope is not lost!!

        I hate to agree with Cohen, but this is a HUGE sociological experiment and WE have all been players in this! Fame’s amazing reporting (agreed) brought us here, but beyond that, her letting us agree and disagree and vent and put it all out there and support one another and go off topic, then jump back in…it is really an amazing place to be a part of.

        All of you guys, at one time or another have made me smile or laugh and even if you are not feeling my POV that day, I still appreciate the discussion!

        Jeannie, elemcee, gessie, mommajackie, black enga, bree, kay, daisy, Grand and all of you great ladies, you are the best. :)

    • January 26, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      I totally agree. Big thanks to all, especially Fame. Although I am not on this site as much as I would like to be, it is a place I call home. It is so good to have this home to come to. I cherish all of the friendships I have made on this site.

  12. Grand-Beth
    January 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Hello everyone…

    This is off topic but, for anyone who is or has started to watch “Mob Wives” on VH1……
    I just read that Drita D`Avanzo`s husband ( Lee, who had been in prison and involved in the mafia ) ) is 2nd cousin to Rudy Giuliani……It`s a small small world. I just ordered the book from 2000 by Wayne Barrett titled ” Rudy! An investigative biography of Rudolph Giuliani”. I can`t wait to read it!!!! Has anyone else read this book or knew of the connection?

    • Miss Alicat
      January 25, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      I admit, I’m a totally addicted to Mob Wives…kinda like watching RHONJ, it’s just a trainwreck I can’t look away from…

      • January 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

        I have really enjoyed Mob Wives this season… they have a Teresa like figure on there by the name of Alicia. Alicia’s case in a lot of way reminds me a lot of Teresa’s. She, herself, claims she had no idea husband Eddie was dragging her down by crooking the books. I think, if I’m not mistaken, her charges can get her up to about 5 years. So watching her story is almost like a looking into a looking glass of sorts with Teresa.

  13. jackhole2014
    January 25, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    I am going to go out on a limb and say that it stands to reason that in order for her to remain vital for the show, she may have HAD to present a certain lifestyle. Yes in one sense she was flaunting or showing off or being grandiose but was a major reason for this flaunting to keep her new job? Teresa became the breakout star during S1/2 and Bravo took particular interest in her. Bravo does not show up and show off because Teresa (or anyone) says so. I am sure she was never doing any recordings or other appearances that were not approved by her boss/contract. My point, I think people give Tersa too much credit or power for what goes on with filmings like these. If you watch the newest instalment of the Real World, they actually show clips of what production says/asks during the interviews and I have to say, it makes a whole lot more dang sense and really helps put things into perspective as far as how ppl can come across in talking heads. Bravo calls and says they want to film something or another, why or how could she say “no, that’s too much!” And moreover, when they show up, my guess is that producers are not guiding the her by saying, “now, ok, please be as modest as possible, that is what your audience wants to see from you!”

    Now, let me be clear. Do I think Teresa, as a person, is grandiose and over-the-top, absolutely! Is she a narcissist, yup. It is a prerequisite for being a reality personality.[ As an aside, that is why I think intimidation was a major factor that kept Caroline casted...after Danielle left she played the whole " I am just humdrum plain old me who doesn't drink the Kool-Aid" and those personalities are not good of reality television. So why the hell else is she there-AND-living above the fray when we know there is dirt to be dug on her and her family? Intimidation like I said.]

    Nene has a whole E special (about what I am still wondering bc) according to her, she ” has arrived and made it” (where is my question) and this is the same kind of over-the-top stuff that Bravo feeds on. Kim Z, over-the-top.Teresa is not the only one who acts like this, Bravo loves it! I think that the more productions soups these women up and the bigger their heads get, the more they lose touch from what is real and necessary. We are talking about narcissism here but their narcissism is not happening in a bubble. It is being stirred up by production let’s not forget.

    Just saying, if you think critically about it, she just started this new endeavor that produced unlikely, unexpected fame because she kind of conquered the show’s villain for that installment (remember, how nut-zo crazy Danielle seemed? Stalking the Manzo’s party, having a party for her daughter and making a huge deal when the ladies did not show, leaving their seats open and talking to them as if they were there, the whole young bf thing, the stripping, the Danny scenario…) anyways, through and through, I think that Teresa is not as contrived as people try to make her out to be. Her husband on the other hand clearly had questionable decisions and business associates, but how can people (like Caro and her cousin) blame Teresa for the ways Joe went about keeping up appearances? Joe forgot how to say no all of the sudden? We have all seen him be abrasive w her, so, I don’t buy that SHE forced him to make poor business decisions to feed her fake opulent needs. Even that conversation that she was having about the anniversary…I think she was saying she wanted it to be big bc 10 years is a milestone, but the “Teresa-over-does-it” train had already left the station and here we are. It looks like greedy Teresa strikes again!! Anyways…

    I have no personal connection to Teresa’s problem (meaning, this is not something I have done or lived through nor do I know anyone who has made these mistakes in life to compare it) but I am trying to think globally and when I look at it from her perspective, I do not see why the videos above are her being “wrong” per se. To be picked to be on a show that is very much about the lavish lifestyle that one leads, I can see why she felt she had to produce that lifestyle– I do not think she knew what was what behind the scenes as far as the legal stuff and ratty friends and family lurking in the wings.

    • January 26, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      Good points. I can imagine Jac and Teresa enjoying shopping most of the time during their ten year friendship. Chris and Juicy were close as well. They seem to enjoy the same type of things and business ideas. With Jac and Teresa both being Taurus women, Chris and Juicy probably could relate to things concerning their wives.

      If it were me, I would be sad that someone spent all that time with me, ate at my table, talked everyday on the phone, went shopping, went on trips, join a show together and then bam, suddenly I am stupid,worthless and selfish.

      • January 26, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        That is what being jealous can do to a friendship and clearly Jac is a very jealous individual.

        • January 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

          I still believe in my heart of hearts that Jac wanted a piece of the magazine game. Mainly since her and Chris are going through similar financial and legal issues, she might have needed the extra change. I always found it funny when that whole ambush happened in season 4, Chris was at the house, when Tre got there he disappeared, I bet money he went to call Caroline that the whole thing was happening. I also believe Tre was (still is) collecting a nice pay from those InTouch mags. She might not can’t control the content in regards to her and the castmates what they publish, but her being on those cover and in featured articles gets her a nice little check. I don’t begrudge her though. If I had an 11M debt, I’ll be taking whatever money I could get to pay that sucker off.

          • January 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

            Isbitchbetter, there was a blogger who had a website called reality row. I just used Bing search engine to see if I could link the “rumor” the blog site ran about Ashlee being the one who was selling the stories but I can’t find the site. Hmmmm….. Anyway, the RR blogger said that Ashlee was caught leaking / selling stories to a tabloid magazine. I don’t know how true that is but the blogger said that Ashlee being shipped off mid-season 3 was because Bravo demanded all kids over 18 yo not live at home during filming. I guess that is why the Manzo boys moved in with Greg during S3. It does make sense, except for Laureen living at home. If that story is true then it would help explain why Jax was so adamant about proving Tre was selling stories, too. So, Jax may very well indeed be jealous of Tre’s ability to profit extra cash from her RHONJ life. Jax seems to be the only New Jersey HW who didn’t sell anything on her own. Yeah, there is BLK but that was a Manzo boys and Uncle Chris product. Jax really came across as a borderline psycho. On one part of the show she was a struggling mother dealing with her toddler son’s autistic diagnosis. On the other part she was seen as a lush who was obsessed with hating Tre and getting everyone else to hate her, too. Some people do not know how to deal with the jealousy emotion. Jax is one of those people!

            • January 30, 2014 at 4:19 AM

              Thanks for the insight and info. It only confirms what I’ve been thinking all along with Jac’s outrage during that ambush episode.

  14. thankful
    January 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    What hypocrisy! Didn’t Chris Laurita and his brother bankrupt their own business to pay for their lifestyle and also file bankruptcy to protect their assets???? Didn’t Caroline’s husband have a job he was not suposed to as he lied about where he lived? The Gorgas, also with their McMasion being a spec house with no money to pay for their furniture? Living in a house they never intended to live in before the show??? Hate how all of them point fingers at Teresa when infact none of their own hands are clean.

    • January 26, 2014 at 3:55 AM

      I will say, yes, yes, yes and yes to all your questions. Jax is one dangerous ex-friend to have. I know a lot of RHONJ is staged but the Giudice’s indictments are real. It makes me believe that crazy azz Jax did, indeed, have a hand in giving Monica C. private financial info to her about the Giudice’s. Jax seems to be mentally unhinged when she no longer likes a person. She will go out of her way to make sure that person is hated by everyone. I have met people like that and asked one person why make their nemesis’ life miserable? Why not just ignore them and let God handle them? His answer was the person deserved to be publicly ridiculed for lying to him. So, I assume that people like that may have a God complex? They make it their mission in life, for the time being, to make someone’s life hell! Also, the guy who is like Jax told me something like, “it’ll teach him/her to F with me again!” So, there is ego behind their “must destroy ex-friend” mission. I never considered that guy a friend because he was scary and untrustworthy! I do remember when Jax was releasing personal information about Teresa, via Twitter, and a lot of people were disgusted by her actions. Some women told her she was breaking the girlfriend code. Of course, Jax with the 12 y.o. mentality just blocked those women! I wonder if Jax is going to go Twitter crazy when season six is airing? I think Jax is very egotistical and not being on another season of RHONJ might cause her to break her confidentiality clause. She might drunk tweet behind the scenes secrets of RHONJ to get back at Bravo for letting her go.

      • tam
        January 28, 2014 at 2:05 PM

        You are on point I always felt that Wacko Jacko was the person along with Melissa that brought Teresa down. Jax is very unstable, Kim G is ignorant but she’s not crazy. She has been dropping dimes all along letting people know that Jax was involved. Jax is more dangerous than Melissa because of Melissa’s character noone would allow her to get close to them anyways. Jax on the other hand comes off as being a sincere person and can easily get close to you and learn all of your personal business, then when she’s mad she’s unable to control her emotions because she on the mentally ill side and destroys you. I’m glad that she won’t be back, i just wish that Melissa and Joe were off also.

        • January 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

          I hope TB isn’t filmed much next season, either. He really showed his butt last season for the way he treated Tre. There is nothing appealing about him to me. He’s not funny, witty, loving or loyal. He’s a foul mouthed little jerk who married a low class stripper who cheats on him. I’m all for faithfulness in a marriage but I can see why TSIL cheated on him with Bulldog. I don’t see how she put up with such a hothead all these years. TSIL even has to save him when he’s in jeopardy of getting his psycho, trouble making butt kicked! How sad is that!

      • January 30, 2014 at 4:33 AM

        There is no doubt in my mind Jacko will go Twitter crazy when S6 kicks off, I’ll be almost shocked if she doesn’t since she lives on there. And with Dina returning, probably being more of a true friend to Tre, that’ll just add more reason for her to sound off.

    • jackhole2014
      January 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      EXACTLY!! And let’s not forget all of the little digs and jabs like blaming Teresa for the baby shower debacle after it was clear that her brother and Melissa’s sister attacked HER, and then Kathy trying to say she left her daughter alone(umm, duh Kathy! Teresa was over mingling with her family who turned on her and started attacking, she was in the midst of walking away and a brawl spread-and she is blamed for “leaving her child?!”) Or how about Melissa with “and we pay out bills!” but then acting all innocent that she did not mean anything by it! Not to mention how Melissa and the Get-Along Gang even got on the show, by going to Danielle and saying outright “I want to take my family member down…” but then spent 3 seasons claiming to be family centric and treating Teresa like she is crazy for being upset that her family stooped so low! And let’s not forget how angered Caroline was at Teresa about the cookbook, which was clearly a joke, or better yet, the anger towards her for remaining friends with her sister while Caroline herself was going out of her way to be friends with Tersa’s family who was doing her dirty. Or how Teresa asked her “family and friends” to not discuss her personal legal business on the show and they all-every last one of them- spent a season doing nothing but. And when Teresa felt some negative way about it, SHE was the bad guy!! How about the way they treated Gia at the field day, or how bad Joe her brother talked about his own sister and got pass after pass for HIS stupid behavior but Teresa gets mad and she is treated like a leper by everyone!!

      The list could go on and on but yes, hypocrisy is right!!!

      The Manzo show and Melissa’s singing, Kathy’s cooking career–none of them are ever going to go anyplace because evil never wins! Some proof…the only reason why they were winning Andy’s stupid popularity polls was because they were fixed!!

      • January 26, 2014 at 3:56 PM

        Absolutely right, 2 seasons of trying to make the viewers hate on Teresa, it back fired big-time!

    • Deb G
      January 27, 2014 at 5:11 PM

      Exactly what I posted! Thankful, you just filled in all the blanks, thanks LOL!

  15. Autumn
    January 26, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Interesting & well-documented/researched, as ALWAYS!!

    Also, congratulations Fame, on your recent mention at Realestalker. You deserve it-your work is being cited everywhere.

  16. Debbie J
    January 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Hi everyone! It has been forever since I posted on here but I continue read the blogs and everyone’s comments.

    I may not have a right to ask but I’m going to anyways. Could everyone say a prayer for my dad and mom. My dad has cancer and has been given at the most 6 months to live and my mom is taking this very hard.

    Keep up the good work Fame I love your blog.

    Thanks,
    Debbie J.

    • January 26, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Sorry to hear this, Debbie. Sending prayers your way.

    • January 26, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      Hey Debbie, God draws near a broken heart. You touched my heart when you said “I may not have the right to ask” – Prayers for healing, comfort, strength and peace for ya all.

    • January 26, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      So sorry to hear this Debbie. Prayers are being sent to you and your entire family.

    • LifeIsGood
      January 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM

      I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers tonight, Debbie. And I hope you realize that you always have the right to ask for prayers. In addition, I hope that you don’t hesitate to reach out for help in your community. There are many organizations that provide support to families dealing with cancer. There is no “right” way to deal with it, and there is no shame in asking for help.

    • GPM
      January 26, 2014 at 7:07 PM

      Debbie, I am so sorry to hear this. I will definitely be praying for you dad and mom — and for you, too, my dear!

    • black enga
      January 26, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      Debbie J I’m so sorry to hear this about your family.

      ((((Sending you, your mom & dad Gods blessing of love and peace))))

      I’ll be praying for you along with everyone on FW!

    • Miami53
      January 26, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      Special prayers to your dad and mom. A husband and wife have such a loving bond that started as young teenagers, becoming parents and then eventually seeing everyone growing up and moving on. Their love and friendship has withstand many ups and downs. For each other to know that this will end soon becomes too unbearable. When I know someone has been very ill and living with so much pain, the only thing I can think is they will soon be pain-free. That is what keeps me strong most of the time. I pray for you all, it will be a long road ahead.

      • January 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

        Such beautiful words. May God bless you.

        • Miami53
          January 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

          Thank you for your kind words but what I wrote is the truth. Every marriage has ups and downs but you’re always been there for each other. To know its no longer going to be has to be so heart breaking. Your best friend, most of the time, willl be gone forever.

    • Sackem
      January 27, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Oh Debbie, you have my heart and thoughts.

    • Deb G
      January 27, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      Debbie of course you have the right to ask for prayers! It is so hard to watch your loved ones suffer through cancer. My Dad was given 6 months to live and he made it 18 months. God is in control don’t lose faith. Will be praying.

    • Grand-Beth
      January 28, 2014 at 2:20 AM

      Debbie…

      Sending extra prayers to you and your family as well.

  17. jackhole2014
    January 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Prayers for you all…

  18. Debbie J
    January 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Thank you everyone

    • January 26, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      Debbie J – Oh my, I remember you being one of the many, many angels who gave words of comfort to me – of course you may ask for support and prayers. I am just so sorry that this is happening to you and your family. Your father, mother, you and your family will all be added to mynightly prayers. May there always be an angel on your shoulder guiding you through this difficult time. ((((Debbie J))))

  19. bobby brooks
    January 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Here is another flashback worth noting, Teresa says on camera “I own a lot of properties in my name”. http://stoopidhousewives.com/2014/01/21/from-the-sh-archives-teresa-giudice-tree-couldnt-make-pizza-before-she-became-cookbook-awther-and-says-she-owns-lots-of-properties/

    This doesn’t exactly support her defense of it was all Joe and she had nothing to do with it.

  20. Iris
    January 27, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Ok so, I found this whilst reading the older blog posts (lots of time on my hands, I should be studying for an exam, but…):
    “LisaE says:
    June 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM
    I personally believe what Mellisa and Joe have done is unforgivable. I really do. What Joe did with their private conversation is repulsive and something I could never shake from my memory. He and his wife wanted fame that bad that they sold their soul, and even that makes it sound like they are getting off lightly. It’s worse than selling your soul. Teresa was at a just horrific time in her life, however no one cared and launched a full attack because Teresa made the mistake of being very successful outside of that show and the women were pissed. Melissa had the perfect storm and they went for it. We all know how money can just destroy people and that group sure desroyed a lot, The Manzos & Jaqueline & Dina have all dropped the hint that Dina isn’t speaking to Caroline over a business deal,, and Teresa’s own brother and sister attacked for $$$ as well. I think Teresa should absolutely have nothing to do with Melissa and Joe. Nothing. They cannot hold their own on the show. Everyone knows it. They aren’t interesting, they have zero star quality and Teresa has it in spades. I don’t even like cookbooks, and I will buy anything Teresa puts out..Teresa needs to not talk to them, are we going to watch an entire season of them “texting” her? Melissa complains that now the cousins can’t be in each other’s lives because Teresa won’t try. First of all, it’s Melissa’s fault they aren’t in each other’s lives, because of the way she slithered in on the show and worked behind the scenes until Teresa’s face was in the mud. The problem is WE were there watching her. My God, we all saw it. And furthermore, she only wants to make up with Teresa now because she knows she has no air time without it. I believe The Guidice’s will be far better off without Teresa’s lowlife brother in her life. The kids will continue to be hurt because even now bloggers are bashing Teresa’s kids on the show’s website, and it’s all a driect result of Aunt Melissa and Uncle Joe. Her parents can handle it, they know what Joe did and what kind of a man he is, that’s why Joe Gorga was screaming and crying the first episode begging his Dad to notice him. Please, Teresa needs to cut all ties, it’s best for her children and they will have nothing to do on the show if there is no interaction, why should TERESA give them any more of her consideration when all they have done is try and take her out .Family is not suppose to do that, so I belive they have lost the right to be called family.”

    My take is, it is paramount that Theresa still loves her brother after all that has happened. Of course these days it’s all about me, myself and I. Social media and social engineering is starting to make us and the younger generations dislike our family members, sue them (seeing it on Judge Judy, mom sues the son/daughter, son/daughter sues mom/dad, brother/sister sues brother sister, etc) and it is absolutely tragic. Siblings are supposed to be our best friends for life. Of course I can admit to not being close to my brother since he is male and I’m female, we just have different lives and jobs. However I know who to call on when I need help. If my brother or any family member did this to me, of course I would, like Theresa, try to forgive and forget, but not be naive about it the next time my brother calls me for help. However, I truly believe TB should have listened to his sister and not married TSIL. Too bad he didn’t. Imagine how great life would have been if he did? I wonder if his parents still have him in their wills?
    Great new blog Fame! I think it is fascinating to see the old RHNJ and the newer season.

    • January 27, 2014 at 11:17 PM

      I have said before, no matter what new information comes out about Teresa, it does not make her brother, SIL, Jac or Caroline look better. I love the way Teresa loves her family and that has not changed. As Sackem pointed out, people love an underdog overcoming something and I look forward to watching Teresa overcome many things and continue to grow. She has that kind of spunk.

      • tam
        January 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        I completely agree!!!

  21. AnnaL
    January 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Both Teresa and Joe are trash. Which is what I’ve been saying since end of season 1. Just send them to jail and throw away the keys.

  22. January 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    I love people who can see value in others. I love people who lift each other up. I love hope and encouragement. There is a reward like no other when someone who is taught that they are worthless, finds their value by being around positive people.

    • Jeannie5233
      January 28, 2014 at 6:52 PM

      kayswhims – given what you have lived through, you are one of those people “who can see value in others”. You are one of those people “who lift each other up”. I admire you so much and I have to say, YOU are a very special person whose worth is so much more than “valuable” – you are “priceless” and such an inspiration. What a heart you have – it is an honor to “know” you.

      • January 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM

        :D Thank you

  23. IamNobodysHW
    January 28, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Hi.
    I just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. It has been so cold. But I have 6 baby girls (cats) to cuddle with and keep me warm, I do love my girls LOL Please all stay safe and warm. The light at the end of the tunnel is spring and that is worth waiting for. Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.
    Love,hugs and kisses
    Cher

    • Detroitrockcity
      January 29, 2014 at 5:47 AM

      So funny,I’m Cher too :) don’t know if you have long black hair? But you do have a “voice ” here :)!! Just my thoughts now, do you think bravo is some how tied into exposing these people all along??;/ Its just one after the other?? Do you mean to tell me after 5 or more shows you have all

      these shady people just pop up, no back ground search?? Something is really rotten in Denmark!!!! (BRAVO)!! Every show has some kind of sick goings on,I don’t mean made up shit?! These peoples lives hang in the balance before our eyes,watching yhe

      • Detroitrockcity
        January 29, 2014 at 5:57 AM

        sorry^^ watching them crumble before us ,like watching animals at the zoo?? Except for the fact that we are loving,thinking,physical beings in control of what we allow to affect our lives?! Its to the point where this is awful and wrong!!;/

        • Detroitrockcity
          January 29, 2014 at 6:17 AM

          Sorry for the rant!? Just fed up!! HELLO EVERYBODY!!:) Hope you all had a great holiday!! Ours is going one the 7th snowday! Kids are happy! Us, not so much!! My oven is my new best friend!! ;) LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU ALL,Stay warm and close!! DRC -3 ;)

          • Detroitrockcity
            January 29, 2014 at 7:08 AM

            Ps.:) looking for a great mac&cheese recipe!?? My bfs mom made the best,she was from New Orlens :) Never could remake that flavor!? Looked on the internet but its not the same?;(

            • January 29, 2014 at 1:26 PM

              Another Cher, great. Hope you had a good holiday. This is the recipe I found a few years ago.

              Macaroni & Cheese Supreme
              Cajun Men Cook

              This is one of my favorite macaroni and cheese recipes of all time. I’ve been making this recipe for well over a decade and a half–or however long ago it was that my mother-in-law gave me a copy of Cajun Men Cook. Of all four recipes shown here, this one is the richest and most involved. But the little bit of extra effort is worth the time. In years past I baked it in a casserole dish. But in moving it to cast iron, I used my original 10 1/4″ Lodge cast iron skillet given to me in the nineties (the closest equivalent available for purchase is here). The beauty of using this skillet meant that other than boiling the macaroni in a separate pan, everything is cooked in one pan. The onions are sauteed in butter, and then the cream and cheese is mixed in the same skillet. Once the pasta is added the skillet goes straight into the oven.

              In making it this time, we used a cup and a half of white cheddar and a cup of regular yellow cheddar. The original recipe didn’t call for it, but I added a little bit of grated yellow cheddar on top for some color. With flour, butter, onions and heavy cream, this makes for one delicious recipe.

              I’d also recommend having a little bit of bread handy. This recipe might leave a little bit of butter at the bottom of the bowl. A nice piece of bread can make good use of this!

              Kathy’s comments: Okay, okay. I know I said I was biased against onions in my mac and cheese, but in THIS recipe they are awesome! I know it’s because they are sautéed first. Out of the four recipes, this was my favorite. In the past I haven’t been as fond of this particular dish, but this time we used cooking wine rather than regular wine. I always thought in year’s past that the wine taste was just a bit strong, but with the cooking wine, the flavor was perfect. I was sad to eat the last spoonful.

              Cast Iron Required
              •10 1/4″ skillet
              Ingredients:
              •1 8 oz. elbow macaroni
              •3 tablespoons butter
              •1/4 cup onion, chopped
              •3 tablespoons flour
              •1/2 teaspoon salt
              •1/8 teaspoon black pepper
              •1 cup heavy cream
              •1/2 cup white wine, (or vermouth)
              •2 1/2 cups extra sharp grated cheddar cheese

              (I add 6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon)

              Directions:
              Boil macaroni in boiling salted water according to directions. Drain. Set aside. Meanwhile melt butter, add onion, sauté till tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Slowly add cream and wine until sauce thickens, add cheese until melted, bacon and macaroni. Place skillet in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

            • Jeannie5233
              January 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

              Another Cher DRC!!!!! I don’t have a mac and cheese recipe but Moma’s sounds yummy!!! I just wanted to say hello and happy to see you! :D

    • January 29, 2014 at 1:08 PM

      Great to hear from you Cher, glad you are managing to stay warm.

    • Jeannie5233
      January 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

      Hi Cher!!!!! Glad you’re staying warm during this difficult winter!!! And you have some furballs too – lucky you!! XO

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