March 11, 2012 52 Comments
“It feel like she is presenting a false face to the cameras… sometimes her facade slips and you see her for who she really is.”
Joe and Melissa Gorga’s main complaints about Teresa Giudice in season 3 were that she didn’t include them in her new life on the show, which basically translates to them being upset that she didn’t make them famous by association. Melissa was furious with Teresa for not ‘sharing the wealth’ with her and her husband during the first two seasons by way of introducing Melissa and Joe and allowing them some screen time, as if it was Teresa’s decision to make and not Bravo’s.
Melissa and Joe tried for years to get Bravo to cast them on RHONJ (she stalked Bravo by sending ‘audition’ tapes, e-mails, and even spoke with producers and assistants in person) because they saw Teresa’s success and wanted it for themselves. But Bravo rejected them because they thought they were a joke. Melissa begged Danielle to film scenes with her — similar to the ones Melissa filmed in season 3 with her sisters and Kathy, where she fabricated lies and bitched about Teresa — but Danielle refused because she thought she was being setup. As last resort, Melissa and Joe made an audition tape promising Bravo that they would destroy Teresa (no matter how many lies they would have to tell to make that happen). Bravo finally bit and cast them on season 3, maybe because Bravo saw how incredibly upset Teresa was during reunion 2 when Danielle mentioned the stories Melissa told her about Teresa (all of which didn’t make the final cut), or maybe because Teresa injured Andy Cohen’s pride when she stood up in anger and shoved him during reunion 2 as she lunged toward Danielle because of things she was saying about her family, which were lies Melissa fed her to get onto the show.
Melissa’s desire for fame started way before Bravo ever came to NJ. She was interested in the HW shows all the way back to the original OC. When Teresa was cast in the NJ series, let me tell you that the explosion should have been heard around the world. From that day, even before filming began, Melissa & Joe did all they could to tell everyone that Bravo chose the wrong NJ HW. I couldn’t believe the things they said about her. How could a brother stoop so low. They are broke. The house was built as a ‘spec’ house & was NOT their real home. As soon as their campaign to get Mel on the show worked, they moved to the spec house & conveniently never told the bank. I tried to tell people not to trust Melissa, but everyone has to find out for themselves I guess. [Regan, May 6, 2012, RealityTea.com]
The producers are definitely manipulating the viewers. The insider who revealed that the Gorgas made an audition tape promising to destroy Teresa had details that only someone in production would have. I think this insider was a former member of the production team for RHONJ. This insider must have been truly disgusted by Bravo and the Gorgas to go out on a limb to expose them… he or she must have left Bravo and must have safely secured a new job before posting this comment [the comment, reposted below, was first posted at Reality Tea on September 17, 2011–before the season 3 finale and reunion]… otherwise it would have be career suicide to expose them. [mike, May 18, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
Insiders Blog About Melissa Gorga’s Audition Tape and Events from Season 3 and Season 4
Anonymous E-mail Sent to StoopidHousewives
May 11, 2011
“Melissa has been jealous of Teresa since the day they met. Melissa was a plain Jane. Teresa has been fabulous and over-the-top since high school. Look at how Melissa has transformed herself into Teresa. Melissa copies EVERYTHING Teresa does: where she get her hair done, which pediatrician she uses, she literally follows Teresa into stores. She wears the same shoes two weeks later… Here’s a classic example (so Leann Rimes/Brandi Glanville!): Teresa got a hot designer dress in Vegas with a feather skirt in Sept. She twittered it. The next month, Melissa showed up at Audriana’s birthday party in the same feathered dress.
“Melissa copied the way Teresa set up her Twitter name: Teresa_Giudice and Melissa_Gorga. Who does that? Melissa’s new website is black with a diamond over the “i” just like Teresa’s Fabulicious logo on her site.
“And producers did know about Melissa for three years — they interviewed everyone of the Housewives friends and family every year for new blood, and they passed on Melissa every time. Then last year, Melissa and Joey got drunk and made a tape where they parodied The Godfather, sent it to Bravo, and promised they’d humiliate Teresa on TV. Bravo bit. Teresa didn’t know anything about it until they were signed!
“She was completely betrayed by Melissa, her brother, and Bravo. And unlike what was reported, Teresa was stuck in a 2-more-year contract, so she couldn’t get out of it and leave the show. She tried because she didn’t want to expose her parents or her kids to Melissa’s fame whore nonsense.
“If Teresa always hated Melissa, why is Melissa Gabriella’s godmother? It’s Melissa who can’t stand that Teresa got famous, and now she wants what Teresa has. Missy is stalker scary.
“PS– One of the reasons Teresa does hate Missy now is because Missy & Joe have an “open” marriage, and Teresa thinks it’s disgusting. Missy leaves her kids with her two nannies all the time to go clubbing and hook up (she’s usually with an exflame called “Butch,”) and Joe sleeps with everyone in a skirt. Joe actually had charges pressed against him for rape back in the day, but his family pressured the girl to drop the suit. Look up the court records in Patterson, NJ.”
Reply posted by ‘vp’ on December 13, 2011 at 9:29 am at AllAboutTRH.com:
OMG! OMG! OMG!
I once read a comment on a blog before they got on the show that said that Mego used to try and say she inherited a lot of money from a rich relative and it turned out to be all lies. She had all these elaborate fantasies and lies she ‘cooked’ up and had people snowed for a while believing she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth until they started asking questions and her house of cards fell. That comment was also erased shortly either by the blogger or the poster (could have been for vulgarity). It was RAW. You could tell the poster hated this woman and knew her. I considered it when watching the show, because I really didn’t understand how they could afford to live the lifestyle that they did, the home was built for someone who is worth 10 times what the Gorga’s are worth. But then the sisters seem pretty down on their luck and jealous of Mego, so that didn’t check either. If she had inherited money from her grandfather so would her sisters.
Comment posted by ‘thedesigndiva2‘ on May 7, 2012 at 11:43 am at LynnNChicago:
I did my “research” into MANZO and they are NOT lilly white…hahahahaha. Same with poison Joey…. He should be the LAST to talk about MONEY WOES of Knuckle dragger barney and tre… and I am talking about back a few years ago before they even hit the show… Can’t wait for “BUTCH” to make an appearance into the gossip rags… then ALL will know the REAL story about Mellissa… hahahahahahahahahahahaha. BTW, I have “family” in Montville… they KNOW lots of stuff about lots of folks… I wonder when the “friends” from Elizabeth will be coming forward… winks. If you wanted it to remain QUIET, reality tv is not the place to be… once that closet door opens all the bones fall out…….
Comment Posted by ‘Insider’ at Reality Tea
September 17, 2011
An insider commenting at Reality Tea on September 17, 2011 (before the final episode of season 3 aired and before the Posche Fashion Show was filmed at the end of season 4) explained how Melissa Gorga went behind Teresa Giudice’s back to campaign for Bravo to cast her on RHONJ.
The comment was initially panned as ‘fan fiction’ and given little attention in September 2011. It was re-posted in another Reality Tea blog by eveie6fan on March 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm, but still wasn’t given much attention until season 4 episode 8 aired on June 17, 2012. Now viewers are reassessing its validity following comments made by Teresa during episode 8 and screen shots of the tweets shown during the episode:
The entire September 17, 2011 blog (at the link below) is reposted again here (see below).