October 14, 2012 137 Comments
The original plan for the finale was that they (the producers) were hoping for Danielle or Kim G to be there: they pretty much begged them to attend the fashion show. The dramatic end for the season was supposed to be Danielle confronting Melissa about getting in contact with her behind Teresa’s back, but Danielle refused to attend. So the next plan was to have Kim G make an appearance and attack Teresa about comments made in the media about her, but she refused as well. Then Jacqueline was asked by the producers to attack Teresa over comments she had made on Twitter about her daughter, but Jacqueline refused. All scenarios had Teresa as the sympathetic character.
People who were not part of the cast connected Angelo with the producers of the show. Angelo was invited by the producers because they needed a big drama to lead into the reunion, a hook [and Danielle, Kim G and Jacqueline had all refused to cooperate with the producers]. Melissa did not know she was going to be outed as a dancer, but she was made aware that someone from her past wanted to say hello and we were to film her reaction to that.
Angelo was kept away from the ladies on purpose so that Melissa wouldn’t see him until the right moment, but Angelo actually went and approached the table before his interaction with Melissa and was stopped by security at the table and turned away. Melissa saw him at this point. I don’t think she wanted to let on she knew in front of the cameras, but she texted her husband under the table to come to the fashion show and let him know what was going on, and she texted one of the producers who let her in on what was going to happen and who was coming over to say hello.
Shortly after that Angelo enters, says hello to Melissa, then says hello to Teresa: that was intentional (his hello to Teresa) to show the other ladies that he had met her before, but that backfires because she plays it off as a friendly hello and he then leaves the scene. It was at this point Teresa realized she was being set up to take the fall for bringing Angelo to the fashion show, so she confronted one of the producers. Melissa couldn’t deny recognizing Angelo was after he left the table because she suspected Teresa was involved in the storyline somehow, so she knew she couldn’t lie.”
- Former RHONJ Post Production Supervisor, September 17, 2012
By Adios Lunatic, Guest Blogger
October 14, 2012
Those of you that have been supporting Teresa and Juicy, take heart! I am going to break down why you should feel vindicated in your beliefs. Your level of perception is acute and is to be commended. This is NOT a judgement of those that have had a difficult time understanding those that have been stead-fast in their support of Teresa and Juicy.
You have been deceived on a grand scale. You are of the belief that others would not lie, deceive and destroy another person’s integrity, good name or, God forbid!, a family. It is beyond your understanding that anyone with a human heart could construct such a horrible scenario. You, as well, should be proud! It is the rule that most people cannot conceive of others doing what they themselves could never conceive of — let alone execute that plan on an international stage.
It is my belief that Bravo has, with the aid of production, constructed the finest tragedy since Shakespeare — the most intriguing “who dun it” since Hitchcock.
Why do I say this? Bravo and those that work for Bravo, are first and foremost businessmen with a flare for theater. They want to make money and, being artists, they want to expose truth. They do not leave much to chance. Though they may hold personal beliefs that at times can blind them to certain things, there are just some things you cannot turn a blind eye.
They are privy to so much more that is not aired. They are there interacting with these families on nearly a daily basis for months out of the year. They KNOW these people.
Far before the very first show aired, they saw the manipulations of those trying to claim their 15 minutes of fame. Whether it was cast members, family members of the cast, friends of the cast, make-up artists, hair stylists,wardrobe stylists, personal trainers, boutique owners — and any one else within the state of New Jersey hungering for fame — if they cannot get fame, they will settle for infamy. Fame/infamy are indistinguishable in a mentally unstable mind.
Bravo is hyper aware of what the seduction of fame and fortune will/has made a person do/expose.
I am SURE they saw Teresa’s star-power potential, even if she was not aware of it herself — she lived in her brother’s shadow for so long that I truly believe she was not aware of the dynamic person she held within, but those around her could easily see it and the audience certainly did.
By Andy’s own admission, it took Teresa 10 months of debating whether to sign onto the show. Is this the thought process of a Diva? Do we think ANY of these other women had the same hesitations? No, which has been proven as well. Even with all the skeletons rattling around in their closets? Still no.
That is where personality disorders play a huge part of this whole scenario. They think they can outsmart/out fight/outlast everyone. They have been able to do this a good part of their lives because, when confronted with these type of people, the mentally strong will eventually remove themselves from that person’s life and be done. Those that are not as emotionally strong will cling to the narcissist and become one of their strongest supports, hoping to gain an identity for themselves through them — the hangers on, so to speak, the entourage.
You may ask why more of these people are not exposed by those that have been affected by their machinations. Their victims keep quiet because they know what this type of person is capable of doing. They also know that the narcissist is the master of manipulation, deflection and projection. The narcissist has been fine tuning their skills from a young age — they are a force to be reckoned with! Their victims realize their lives will be ruined before the truth would be exposed, if ever. They know this because they themselves were seduced by the narcissist in their never ending quest of dominance, and there were probably a few victims that were laid to waste in the narcissist’s past — and the current victim knows what could and/or will be in store for them. They know there is no indifference in the narcissist’s life — love or hate is all the they know. Once the love is gone, they WILL destroy you, especially if you try to to expose them and their ways.
To help you understand more, I have found a very lay-person friendly site that explains the ways of the narcissist:
Bravo had a highly popular break out star in Teresa. They also saw that the personal life of that star had suffered set-backs, BIG ones, and those set-backs were being dissected at a time when the economy was tanking and the general public could not understand what really were the reasons for the global meltdown. The country was divided into three categories:
1. Those who were proudly saying “I pay my bills”;
2. Those that had manipulated the system and had received a get out of jail free card; and
3. Those, without malice or forethought, who had been affected with a financial meltdown of their own — they simply were not savvy in business or personal finances.
Teresa and Juicy fell into the third category, but were perceived by some (with mountains of misinformation, innuendo and some outright lies) to fall into the second category.
Still with me? Okay, good!
Bravo saw all of this but knew that Teresa and Juicy were good people. They knew they still had a huge audience of those that wanted to see them pull out of the mess, and were willing to support Teresa and Juicy and their girls by buying Teresa’s products and watching RHONJ. They also new that there was another faction of viewers that viewed Teresa and Juicy from the other perspective — the more insidious perspective.
Does Bravo take a chance by portraying Teresa and Juicy’s predicament in a true light, knowing that fully supporting Teresa and Juicy means they risk losing one of those factions and a good chunk of viewers? Nope, gotta make the money…hmmmmmmm — what do we do? Bring on a nemesis who will pretty much guarantee that Teresa and Juicy will look good in comparison — a nemesis that will be able to feed the faction of Teresa and Juicy haters but also will eventually expose themselves.
Bravo knew, with the help of all us here and on other blogs, WE, the viewers, would be doing our due diligence and WE would expose them for the truly horrible people that they are: the phony, soul-less lowlifes they had already proven themselves to be — in their quest to be on the show — to Bravo.
They also saw Teresa and Juicy on the path to correcting their mistakes, and that they had stumbled on that path — again, not out of malice but out of panic and lack of knowledge — all adding to the intriguing question of whether or not Teresa and Juicy are the good guys.
Bravo thought this would all play out in one season, but when it did not, they continued to let the cameras roll into the next season.
The only problem that Bravo had was relying on real people to execute a story-line exactly how they wanted it to unfold. Actors don’t normally stray from the script — if they do, you just shoot another take. But this is not so with “reality” TV — if someone has a mental meltdown on an island there is only so much you can do to salvage things.
There are rumors afloat that there was a producer [Cat Rodriguez] that got involved personally with the cast and, therefore, gave the Gorgas/Wakiles/Manzos the “good” edit.
I think Jacqueline went off script from the aid of the lone producer, Cat Rodriguez, and Melissa followed. With Lauren showing Caroline a text, and with what looks like Lauren mouthing the words “*something* is going to throw Teresa off the roof,” I believe that Caroline was nervous because the other producers were freaking out and expected her to reign her sister-in-law in, but she didn’t want to. And you also have Caroline’s and Lauren’s conversation about “poor Melissa, always trying to do the right thing” blah, blah blah, which was some of the worst acting I have ever seen in my life.
Now it finally makes sense COMPLETELY…everyone was in on it except Teresa and the crew. With everyone going off script in the finale, Bravo had to edit the season the way they did. The persons who flipped the script were Jacqueline and Melissa.
In order to understand this season, we need to revisit the Gorga’s Christmas party in season 3. We all remember what happened to Kim G, correct? She was thrown out, her and the rat attorney [Monica Chacon] she brought with her. And no one likes a rat, or Kim G, for that matter… Kim G was a sacrificial lamb. Gladly sacrificed by the cast and the producers. She must have been a huge pain to the producers, trying to wriggle her way on to the show constantly. The producers had enough on their plates with the Gorga/Manzo/Laurita/Wakile clown posse, so they needed to ensure they would embarrass Kim G enough so that she will never darken their door again.
The producers had in mind, later in the season finale at the Posche Fashion Show (PFS), how they were going to utilize the “action” of Monica Chacon being thrown out of the Christmas party; however, the cast was not aware that this was the producers’ end game. Back in season 3, Kim G brought the attorney turned rat, Monica Chacon, with her to the party (that is what the producers told her to do – see “related” story at the end of this article). Even though Monica was asked to leave for EVERYONE’S benefit, I don’t think Teresa’s feelings were foremost in anyone’s minds — the producers, possibly, but no one else. I believe Melissa was told by the producers that if she asked Monica Chacon to leave her Christmas party, they would make nice for Melissa somewhere else. And Kim G, who came bearing a BIG gift wrapped as the rat attorney [of Juicy's former business partner], was shocked and dismayed when she was later thrown out — she thought she would be welcomed (she knows that Melissa hates Teresa) for bringing someone who Teresa just had a confrontation with at the court house (regarding their bankruptcy), but was thrown out instead because of Caroline Manzo’s dislike for her.
That brings us to the Posche Fashion Show.
It is my belief that Teresa was the only one NOT in on what was going down that night. Everyone was far too rehearsed. Kathy’s role was to keep quiet and act dumb (not much of a stretch) and to engage Teresa so that she would be occupied and not able to see Angelo approaching the table since she could possibly run interference and ruin it from going down as planned. Caroline’s and Lauren’s jobs were to stir the pot with the “texting” [“No mom, don’t show her”]. Oh, and I bet the producers had Pete Guidice take Teresa away from the table to have a shot so that Teresa wouldn’t see the texting going on between the others — Teresa seemed like a thoroughbred bucking to get out of the gate and back to that table so that she could keep tabs on what was going down. At this point, Teresa KNEW she was being set-up but was not completely sure what was about to happen or how it was going to happen.
Jacqueline was given NO role because, by now, the producers were aware of what a loose cannon she is and can’t count on her for anything.
What they did not foresee was that Jacqueline, in her fevered, delusional mind, was creating her own scenario in her head.
I believe the producers planned to expose Kim D, not Teresa, as the one responsible for the setup, and Teresa was supposed to be shown as having Melissa’s back. But it went tragically wrong when Jacqueline, and her twisted way of processing information, told Melissa she WITNESSED Teresa talking to Angelo and discussing setting Melissa up. Melissa even gave Jacqueline the chance to peddle back what she was saying, but Jacqueline was steadfast in her delusion.
It is right then and there that Melissa decided to go for broke and flip the story that it WAS Teresa. Her greedy narcissistic mind figures, hmmmmm, I can really go for the kill, and by the time this airs, I will be a super star and people will buy the story that Teresa set me up, that Teresa was the jealous one — I’ll have the show ALL TO MYSELF!!!!!
Look at the panic in Caroline’s eyes: she keeps looking off to the side and seems to be silently responding to someone saying, perhaps, “Get a handle on your SIL and the situation.” Caroline couldn’t reverse the train-wreck that Jacqueline put in motion, and Melissa wasn’t going to let go of what she thought she had to gain from taking Teresa out of the picture for being the coldest heart in the universe — who, at a time when all seemed well, would do something so sinister?
Before Jacqueline flipped the script with her delusions, Joe Gorga was probably reminded by producers to say to Teresa, “I threw an older woman, a lawyer, out of my house for you” — he is throwing out dialogue from the old script while Melissa is feeding him dialogue from her new script, telling him, “Say ‘shame on you’ to your sister, say ‘shaaaaame’, just do it!”
Bravo was left with an ending that was NOT what they wanted. They did not want to be the blame for the disintegration of a family. They wanted Teresa to come out smelling like roses for coming to the aid of her beloved SIL at the PFS, but her SIL flipped the script with Jacqueline’s help.
Teresa to Jacqueline: “Did you just tell her that I sold her out?”
Jacqueline: “I had a friend texting me the whole conversation that that guy said that he was going to embarrass her, and he was purposely setting her up.”
Teresa: “What guy?”
Jacqueline on Angelo: “The guy that said that about her.”
Teresa: “Okay, I never met this guy in my entire life.”
Jacqueline: “He said he did and you saw him in the salon today or something?”
Teresa: “Yeah, that’s the first time I ever saw the guy! So why did you go tell my sister-in-law I set her up when I had nothing to do with it whatsoever? Like, you’re trying to help, but you just caused problems.”
Jacqueline: “I said she’d been set up… I tried to help? All I know is I’ve been helping you the whole time and my friend text me and told me…”
Teresa: “What friend?”
Jacqueline: “I’m not gonna sell her out. But they had this whole conversation of the guy saying, ‘I’m going to embarrass her tonight,’ and you were there.”
Teresa: “No. Swear to God on my kids he never said he was going to embarrass her. Ever, ever, ever. So obviously there’s somebody trying to set me up and maybe you’re involved!”
Jacqueline in Her Talking Head Interview: “Why the f**k would I set up your sister-in-law, who I happen to like? Who has the motives here? You. You don’t like your sister-in-law. Now I know we’re not friends because how dare you try to turn that around on me? How dare you? You’re disgusting. You’re scum. I am completely done.”
Now, on to crisis control.
Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa and her hubby, Mark Consuelos, are all dear friends of Andy. I think their trip to Croatia was a strategy meeting. On the WWHL show after the season finale, Ripa showed empathy for Teresa (she was always her favorite) while her husband said, quite tellingly, he was “Team Gorga” throwing in “even if they’re wrong”.
Anderson had Jacqueline on his show because Bravo is on to her charade: they are around that little boy and realize he is not what Jacqueline wants us to think. I think Ashlee was shipped off because she would not be able to hold back from exposing her mother, who had been using her as her soldier while simultaneously going out of her way to make Ashlee look terrible — exposing her mother would be the ultimate FU to her mother; her vindication for being the subject of such hate that her OWN MOTHER orchestrated. Jacqueline, as she is want to do, proved what an idiot she is, and all Anderson had to do was sit back and let ‘er rip! He is not a stupid man. He saw that Jacqueline acted like a 12-year-old, but could not call out the mother of an “autistic son” — being that his audience would have been offended by it if he had.
Anderson Cooper, Wendy Williams and even Perez Hilton are part of the Bravo machine. If you you listen to them, they do expose their true feelings. Perez has come over from the dark side, realizing he was so angry, not with others, but with himself, and now wants to redeem all the nastiness he has put out into the world. People would have questioned why he was on WWHL, so Andy Cohen pulled out the Sarah Jessica Parker apology.
Perez Hilton (as well as Wendy Williams) lost his weight with hard work and determination, which Lauren and her other family members should have done since they have the means to eat well, exercise — and, if they loved each other in a healthy way, would have been each others cheerleaders. Perez Hilton and Wendy Williams do not think this is something that should be portrayed as the way to a healthy life, and should never be performed on those not morbidly obese.
And Wendy Williams and Perez Hilton do see Teresa as the good person she is — Teresa was smiling through all the arrows Wendy threw at her (there weren’t many, and those she did fling were to keep the WHOLE audience intrigued — Wendy realizes she has the same mix of audience). People that are wont to dislike Teresa could interpret Teresa smiling through the insult as her being dimwitted, which she is not — she just lacks formal education, but she could teach all of us quite a few lessons. My interpretation was Teresa knew Wendy had to throw a few digs in — she is a good employee, right Andy Cohen?
If you watched WWHL after the PFS finale, you can tell, I believe, that it is the first time they used canned laughter. Listen to what Wendy Williams is saying: there are MOUNTAINS of subtext going on. Wendy does love Teresa — that humongous cannoli cake was a not a gesture that you make to someone you do not love.
Anderson, Kelly Ripa, Mark Conseulos, Wendy Williams and Perez Hilton all helped Teresa get out there, expose herself as the rational one, all the while keeping in mind they have to placate the Gorga fans.
Bravo will recast RHONJ with others willing to expose themselves, and the Gorgas will fall and it will be the last season of RHONJ. Teresa will have her own show separate from RHONJ. Or — and I believe this is the more likely case — Bravo will not give RHONJ another season and will replace it with Teresa being cast on her own show, where she will be able to showcase to the world what an awesome person, mother, wife, cook and yes, friend, she truly is.
Fame-Whorgas’ Note: According to a former RHONJ post production supervisor, Teresa, Caroline and Melissa were made offers for season 5, and only Caroline declined; plus Bravo is considering a spinoff show for the Giudices. I believe season 5 will be all about Melissa’s secrets and Teresa will have at least two allies among the new cast members. I believe season 5 may be Teresa’s last season if she is offered a spinoff. I personally wish she would go to another network like TLC; if she stays on Bravo, she needs to negotiate a contract where she has producer privileges, or she needs to do a better job of sucking up to Bravo producers so they won’t give her a bad edit.
Here are Jacqueline’s tweets during the premiere of part 3 of the reunion special (I don’t believe a word she says or writes or tweets):
“I’m Baaaack! I didn’t know anything until Kim D text me AFTER it happened to tell me something was going to happen.I didn’t know who or what. Kim D text me that Kim G was coming so I thought Caroline might be the target so I text her first. Then our mutual friend text me. They told me T filmed earlier with guy and the guy laughed about setting Mel up. My other friend later said T knew 2 weeks b4. So y isn’t T mad at Kim for destroying her family & still trying to put it on me? Because she wanted it to happen & let Kim take the fall. Kim told me she knew Melissa was the target that day b4 filming & never warned Melissa & still filmed with her. As soon as I knew something I text to warn but it had already happened b4 I knew. Kim told she made up with Melissa. Bottom line is T knew Mel was the target and said nothing. She planted the seed about Mel being a stripper first. Whole thing is sad. At least I tried to warn Melissa by text as soon as I knew something. I would never hurt Melissa. She knows it. So happy season is over now. :0) Highest ratings ever!!! ( but WAY too stressful). You guys are so funny! Loving the tweets tonight. Love you guys! XOXO! I think I have the best Twitter friends. Very wise indeed. I enjoy you. How awesome is my husband? So proud! I wrote a blog. Not sure when it will post and then no more mention of this season. It’s done now & so is my friendship with Teresa#Thankful.”
To this tweet, is “your friend the producer who got fired, cat rodriguez?”, Jacqueline responded: “There was no Cat or ANY producer that got fired from our show” — Jacqueline did not clearly deny that it was Cat who was the “friend” texting her at the PFS; she just made the vague statement that “there was no Cat that got fired from the show”.
Here are Kim DePaola’s tweets (@KimDPosche) during the premiere of part 3 of the reunion special:
“Joe and Melissa, you r broke. Don’t get it twisted. ahhh Joe Gorga wanted to shut me up as soon as I came out. He knows I know too much to mess with me. All the feuds stem from business. QUESTION OF THE NIGHT: what # is bigger, the # of cupcakes you’ve made, eaten, or the # of $$ Melissa Gorga owes to the Gov’t? Melissa Gorga ‘s PSE&G was turned off 4 3 days. Idiot. Melissa Gorga you’re poor, you’re a sleaze, your world goes around, so long as you’re on your knees. For the last time!!! Teresa Giudice had NO clue about what I was doing. PERIOD!”
Kim retweeted this: “Joe is so cold, he hates his sister for what melisa plannted in his head.”
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“Kim G did not invite me to Melissa’s party,” said Monica Chacon, who is outraged over having been set up for a public fallout. “I went as Kim’s guest after a producer of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ invited me to a charity event, supposedly with the consent of the hostess, Melissa Gorga.” I was also assured that Teresa would not be at the event since she and Melissa did not get along. Without getting into specifics which are irrelevant at this point, Bravo should be ashamed of themselves for setting someone up who did not sign up to be a part of the show or have a venue with which to defend myself. There are always three sides to every story. But as far I knew, I was simply going as a guest to a charity event. It is unbelievable how everything unfolded.”
“Missy and Bravo TOGETHER invited Kim G with Monica Chacon.”
In the clip below from Melissa’s housewarming party, she first claims, “I don’t even know who the woman [Monica] is, so why is she in my house?” Then she feigns surprise recognition when Kim G says to Melissa, “Say hi to Monica again.” Melissa quickly regroups and says, “I think I met you at the fashion show.”