October 18, 2012 118 Comments
By InHWFan, Guest Blogger
October 16, 2012
Here are some of my random thoughts on part 3 of the reunion show, in no particular order:
1. Joe Giudice wins husband of the year…hands down.
I know he’s spoken sharply to Teresa, but he stood by her and defended her. I don’t believe he’s ever cheated but, if he has, it’s not really anyone’s business. Regardless of his alleged extra-curricular activities, he put everyone in their place, which I enjoyed. I loved how he talked to Kathy…she had it coming.
I also thought it was funny how he called everyone out on their business, but I noticed he did not do that to Caroline. He told Caroline she was a know it all, but only in response to her comments about his marriage to Teresa. He could have really gone after Caroline, especially after how she treated Teresa, but he didn’t. I wonder why? He also never said one negative word to Chris Laurita. I think Joe respects them both, even though they’ve done some crappy things.
Chris Laurita looks incredibly hurt and upset he had to be there and that Joe outed Jacqueline as a stripper, hence Joe Giudice’s back peddling. I have no doubt it’s a lie where Chris stated he met Jacqueline — as evidenced by Jacqueline’s constant need to bring it up and Caroline not putting Teresa in her place when Teresa accused Caroline of being the one who outed Jacqueline.
I also found it interesting no one refuted Joe Giudice’s claim that Chris was engaged and was fooling around with Jacqueline. No one even touched that…if anything, that would be the claim I would be upset about. If I stripped, fine…who cares? But if I broke up an engagement because I got pregnant, I wouldn’t want that little tid-bit out there for the world to know about. That’s just me.
Joe Gorga’s facial expressions when Joe Giudice said, ”Why don’t you pay your bills? You have to borrow money every week from people,” was PRICELESS. The camera only flashed on him for a second, but if you go back and watch that section, Joe Gorga looks like a deer in headlights and is clearly afraid.
4. Kathy and Richie are made for each other.
They both are incredibly gross with their commentary. I mean, who in the hell wants to know that Richie’s penis is Kathy’s alarm clock? If Teresa and Joe would have said something like that, they would be horrible people. But, when Kathy makes such a statement, it’s fine. I couldn’t believe she made that comment on national television. There are some things your kids don’t need to hear about, and your father’s boner is one of them. I also think it’s funny how irrelevant they are. The editing on the reunion show just proved that!
Joe Gorga’s screeching on national television that Teresa took away his parents and it’s Teresa’s fault his children don’t have grandparents was interesting. The WWHL show with Melissa confirmed that one of them is lying. Who knows which one…and, frankly, it doesn’t matter. The point is, THEY ARE LYING. But the screeching was also very telling. Remember back to Season 3, Episode 1 with the Christening…Do you remember what Joe Gorga’s parents said to him? They called him selfish and a mama’s boy. They also said he wasn’t a man and only thought about himself. I couldn’t help but think about those words during this situation. Joe Gorga isn’t a man…his wife runs his life because she keeps his balls in her purse and holds her vagina over his head (pardon the crude statements, but it’s the best depiction of these people, in my mind).
6. Caroline says ALL of them would be together, again, one day, and they would be laughing about all this ridiculous behavior.
I hate to talk about Caroline because she’s so enraging, but I found her statements at the end of the show very interesting. I’m wondering if Caroline realizes how stupid she’s been by turning against Teresa. I’m sure all this hatred stems from business ventures. I wonder if Caroline has realized it is better to be on Teresa’s good side rather than her bad side because everything she touches turns to gold, and that could be good for her good-for-nothing offspring. Just a thought…
I also thought it was interesting she couldn’t own up to her statements regarding Teresa’s marriage and stated it was a hypothetical. Hypothetical my ass! If her statement was a hypothetical and it’s perfectly acceptable for her to say that to the world, what is really so wrong with Teresa telling her brother, in a private, off camera, conversation, that she heard people were saying Melissa would leave Joe for someone more wealthy? I do not understand the difference…maybe someone can explain?
Everyone is going on and on and on and on and on that Teresa knew what was going to happen. From the cameras, I did not get that, and I do not believe Teresa knew Melissa was going to be targeted that night. I don’t really want to get into that because I’m of the opinion Melissa had a set-up coming for the Danielle nonsense (which I will come back to). What I found interesting was no one really explained what Teresa should have done to stop the situation. When Teresa heard rumors about Melissa not being so upstanding, she went to Joe privately and discussed it with him. Joe then made it public. Who is to say that if Teresa had approached Melissa privately about this entire charade, Melissa would have believed her and not been convinced Teresa was trying to cause trouble?
Danielle and Melissa’s relationship was completely overlooked and I, for one, and very annoyed that Teresa couldn’t call her out. The other cast members state that Teresa doesn’t move on, but I think she moved on from that one and got over it. Just my opinion, though.
9. Jacqueline is seriously disturbed and needs to cut out the botox.
When Chris was talking about Nicholas, look at Jac’s face — there wasn’t even an expression. It was eerie and really odd. She’s also incredibly hateful and mean. I understand Teresa may have wronged her (although I’m still trying to figure out how that occurred), but the mean and nasty comments coming from her are totally cruel and unwarranted. Teresa was right… Jac’s life revolves around Teresa.
10. Melissa has set herself up to leave Joe Gorga when he runs out of money.
Melissa……I’ve waited until last to really talk about her. I read this someplace else, but I state it here because I agree. I think Melissa has set herself up to leave Joe Gorga when he runs out of money. Family drama can pull a relationship apart…maybe she’ll use all of this drama as a reason to divorce him? “It was just too much stress for me” is a line I can hear her saying sometime in the future. I also think Season 5 will be about healing, and Melissa will try to portray herself as a sympathetic individual, but it won’t turn out well for her. Most people know otherwise. I also think we’ll see more created drama about Teresa and Melissa.
Some final thoughts…
For a very long time, I have thought Andy and Bravo were after Teresa, but after reading a blog entry here explaining that Bravo has always perceived Teresa as the star, my opinion has changed. I think Andy really questions Teresa because he wants to give her the floor to get her story out there. I think Andy doesn’t really question the others because he knows no one cares…and he’d be right! I think Andy finds Joe Gorga laughable. Did you see Andy’s condescending look on his face when they were talking about Gorga’s Chip-in-Dale days? Andy looked like he was enjoying it because it made Joe Gorga look foolish…that’s just me. I also think Andy knows Melissa’s singing voice isn’t that great…he told her he would give her a chance to sing on WWHL. I think that was a dig.
By Melissa Gorga, ‘The Teresa-Kim Set-Up’
October 16, 2012
Here are Melissa’s random lies and delusions from her final blog for season 4; the excerpt below excludes her tips on diet, makeup and style to spare you from that nonsense:
The fact is we’ve always had our issues and the Joes have always had theirs.
Whether you love me or hate me, you know when I tell you something I’m going to give you an honest answer.
The support for my music is more than I could have ever asked for.
Danielle saw the sprinkle cookie story on Facebook and inboxed me. She did ask me to film with her, and I declined.
Teresa and I weren’t even speaking at the time, and it wasn’t because of the show. It was because of hurtful comments she used to say to me that I would constantly brush off. I always smiled at her and let it go. Yes, it sat in my head, and yes, a lot of the comments she used to make are very similar to the ones you’ve seen her say to me for the last two seasons. The thing is I never threw the first punch. I pretty much took anything she threw at me in the beginning.
Then as Joe and I started really building our family and becoming more successful, Teresa and Juicy’s comments would become more and more hurtful. Sometimes I would brush them off and Joe just wouldn’t be able to. We would leave their house and just say, “What the hell was that?” Mind you this was years before the show. So did I speak to Danielle? Yes. Did I meet with Danielle? No. To this day I have never met Danielle in person.
Did I ever try to get on the show before I was asked to be on it? NO! I never once asked Teresa to put me or my family on the show. I’ve never called a producer and there was no audition tape where we said we will “take down” Teresa.
As you can see, there are many desperate people on Twitter begging to be on the show. None of them get cast. It’s not Bravo’s style. The more you want it, the less likely you are to get it. You didn’t see a lot of us because of the circumstances I just described above.
You want real talk. I remember when Teresa got offered the show. She was at my house for dinner and we were all discussing it as a family. Most were telling her not to do it. I told her to go for it. I said take the opportunity. If I had been jealous I wouldn’t have told her to go for it. I also called her and said congrats when she got it! To be honest, I thought it would calm her down with me. I thought this would help her feel like she “wins” — that she is the best. I thought she would feel more secure now and stop coming at me so we could just be a family. I was so wrong about that. It just got worse. Whatever little “need to be the best” bug that was inside of her was biting her harder. It started to become out of control. The truth is a few years later the producers contacted me and we took that same opportunity.
Do I still think Teresa set me up? Yes. Kim’s story has changed so many times since that night I can’t keep up. She did set me up, she didn’t set me up, there was no set up.
It was proven in the footage when Angelo said Teresa knew, because he also said “Kim and Teresa wanted me to do this thing.”
Then Kim D. comes to the reunion and admits Teresa knew it was a set up for me. It’s all right there, and honestly I know in my heart what she was doing. It’s written all over her face. Of course she was in on it. More importantly, why isn’t Teresa mad at KIM? Why isn’t she mad at her for doing this to her brother’s wife?
When we first started the show, we only owned one building. Now we own four or five. Joe was the only one bringing in money for the last few years, because I didn’t work and I was with the kids. Now we are both bringing in money… We do pay our mortgage and we are NOT broke.
The truth is this: we put our house up to get away from the negativity. I have to protect my family. I don’t want my children around anyone, including family that is speaking badly about me or trying to put me down. I see it happening already. I couldn’t believe what my nieces were saying about me, and as the girls get older it will only get worse. Then they will begin to tell my children what they hear about me from their mother. I can’t have that. I won’t have it.
I just started working with someone huge in the music industry, so I’m excited to see where it goes. I truly feel like whatever is meant to be will be. If it succeeds even more, great! If it doesn’t, I love my life and my family, and I’m happy either way. That’s what is most important. I love when people come up to me and tell me how they are following their dreams too now after watching me. I get choked up every time. I can’t explain how that makes me feel.