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Teresa Giudice Blogs That “When You’re on TV, People Want What You Have” and Denies Ever Being Friends with Penny Drossos Karagiorgis (Updated October 8, 2013)

September 16, 2013 218 comments

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All copies of Melissa singing “Never Let Me Go” live without autotune have been removed from the internet because of “copyright infringment” – but, of course, the real reason the video has disappeared is because it proves Melissa can’t sing, so Johnny Wright used his power to have the original (uploaded by XL106.7) and all copies removed.

The meeting at Chakra with Penny Drossos-Karagiorgis and the Gorgas was pre-arranged by producers – this is obvious to anyone with an ounce of intelligence and confirmed by FW sources (both Penny and the Gorgas were told to come to Chakra for a sitdown to discuss the cheating rumors on camera), and viewers would appreciate it if the cast would stop lying to us in their testimonials (TH interviews) and blogs.

According to Bergen.com, “Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe Gorga stopped by Chakra with a few friends while filming a scene for the upcoming season of RHONJ.”

Chronological order of events vs. episode in which it appeared (in parentheses):

December 3, 2012 (not shown) – Holiday Posche fashion show

February 18, 2013 (episode 12) – Milania hair care launch party

February 28, 2013 (episode 16) – Penny’s sitdown with the Gorgas

Early March 2013 (not taped by Bravo) – Penny’s husband John’s meeting with Joe Gorga and Rich Wakile

March 16 – 19, 2013 (episodes 14 & 15) – Miraval Spa in Arizona for Melissa’s birthday

March 29, 2013 (not taped by Bravo) – Wakiles call Penny and talk to her for more than an hour to work out what she and her husband are supposed to say, instructing them to put the blame on Teresa

March 30, 2013 (episode 18) – Grand opening of Posche 2 at Moxie Salon where Caroline and Jacqueline confront Penny while her husband John is held outside; then Joe Gorga and the Lauritas John as soon as production permits him to enter the salon (footage of the fight with not be shown due to legal issues)

The following are some of John and Penny Drossos-Karagiorgis’ tweets during the premiere of season 5 episode 16 on September 15, 2013.

John Karagiorgis ‏@JohnnyTheGrk 7h
So lets get this straight, you call my wife a train wreck? Ok, but no ones out there saying she banged them while she’s married. Next?

John Karagiorgis ‏@JohnnyTheGrk 5h
@amyjj665 LMFAO. His comment alone made me spit out my drink. He wants to compare? Mine sits with her legs crossed.

John Karagiorgis ‏@JohnnyTheGrk 13h
Garbage? You grew a set? Don’t want to send Marc to ask to me to keep Penny quiet about your own garbage? My answer pic.twitter.com/iFVWKZeiyN

John Karagiorgis ‏@JohnnyTheGrk 7h
You can’t make this shit up. Chop, chop, chop …. now piece it together.

REALi Tea Critic ‏@REALiTea_Critic 3h
So, @PDKhair just happened to be in the restaurant, w/ a mic & filming crew?#FakeRealityTV #RHONJ
Retweeted by Penny Drossos

Bravo WWHL ‏@BravoWWHL 4h
.@KathyWakile says for Penny to keep her opinions to herself! #RHONJ #WWHL

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair 4h
@BravoWWHL @KathyWakile really Kathy!!! Tread lightly !!

John Karagiorgis ‏@JohnnyTheGrk 4h
@PDKhair They didn’t want you to keep your opinion to yourself when you were on the phone w/them night b4 assault @BravoWWHL @KathyWakile

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair 4h
@JohnnyTheGrk @BravoWWHL @KathyWakile true !!! An hour an a half might I add

Kitty Brown ‏@kitbrown 6h
@FauxRealityE @joegorga @melissagorga @PDKhair seriously…why would @PDKhair be wearing a microphone if not a set up!
Retweeted by Penny Drossos

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair 7h
OMG !!!! Wt a shit show !!! All chopped

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair 8h
Such bullshit !

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The following are some of Teresa’s friend Heather Maclean’s tweets during the premiere of season 5 episode 16 on September 15, 2013.

#1fanTeresa Giudice ‏@mejiatommy 5h
@HeatherMaclean why is penny doing this?

Heather Maclean ‏@HeatherMaclean 5h
@mejiatommy No idea. I think she really wanted to be on the show & was trying to “take a page” out of Melissa’s book. Backfired.

Heather Maclean ‏@HeatherMaclean 7h
So we’ve all heard directly from Penny by now that she was edited like crap. A blind cow on Mars could see the bad editing.

Daisy47 ‏@anniegardens 6h
@uarethequeen @HeatherMaclean True Pati! Penny has lied @ some point! I’ve seen past tweets of hers that totally jive with 2nite’s scene

Heather Maclean ‏@HeatherMaclean 6h
@anniegardens @uarethequeen I saw that too. Don’t know or follow her but I DO know how Sirens edits. I believe Penny got messed with.

MissAmia ‏@MissAmiaSays 4h
@HeatherMaclean @anniegardens @uarethequeen I do too and Im not a fan. Dina got the same edit when she guest appeared last season.

MissAmia ‏@MissAmiaSays 4h
@uarethequeen @HeatherMaclean @anniegardens it’s hard when the cast plays along, my friend pointed out Jac didn’t even tweet (obsessed)2nite

Heather Maclean ‏@HeatherMaclean 3h
@uarethequeen @MissAmiaSays @anniegardens Oh I agree. She wanted to be a HW. We all know this. Just like Kim D & Jen D did/do.

Heather Maclean ‏@HeatherMaclean
@uarethequeen @MissAmiaSays @anniegardens But Sirens screws with *everyone*. I’m sure they filmed for hours and then cut it badly.

KelliAnn ‏@KelliAnna12 5h
@HeatherMaclean Another QQ….if WE all can see that Tre had nothing to do with this, then why can’t MeGo and Joe?

Heather Maclean ‏@HeatherMaclean
@KelliAnna12 I think they do but they fake it for storyline & to stay on the show. Kills T & her parents though.

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The following are Teresa’s and Melissa’s Bravo blogs for episode 16. In Teresa’s blogs, she is evasive when she says that she “only met Penny and Johnny at public events,” that she “just stayed far, far away once I figured out that Penny was just trying to make herself relevant,” and that “it’s not my thing to get cast on the show by offering to bash people, and I wanted no part of it.” As she has done in her blogs for the past two years, Teresa continues to claim that she would never do anything to hurt her family like being a part of “bashing” them. But in another part of one of her blogs, she indirectly admits that she had contact with Penny and Johnny, but covers her ass by saying she “started staying away from them because they were bashing Melissa to get cast on a show.”

Melissa Gorga Blogs “I Honestly Did Not Want to Do Therapy and Healing” at the Arizona Spa; Teresa Giudice Blogs That She is Upset with Caroline Manzo for Calling Her Superficial (Updated 10/21/2013)

September 3, 2013 216 comments

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During the cast trip to Arizona on March 16-19, 2013, Wyatt Webb, a therapist for 33 years, perfectly summed up Melissa, which didn’t sit well with her. In her Bravo blog for the episode, she mocked him by calling him “the horse whisperer,” and she also wrote:

“The activity with the horse was the first one where I felt well enough to venture out. As I said that morning, I honestly did not want to do therapy and healing. Not that I didn’t want to heal our family, I just wanted to relax and for everyone to have a good time and enjoy our vacation. We had just done therapy at Lake George. We needed a break

“The horse therapy seemed to work for some and not for others. I was more than turned off by the ‘horse whisperer’ sizing me up within a few seconds of meeting me. It seemed a little too contrived, but he seemed to break through to other people.

“I just wasn’t willing to go there. Part of it was skepticism about the entire idea of a horse being a Human Whisperer. Part of it was still not feeling great physically. But mainly, I couldn’t let down my guard. It would’ve taken a team of horses to kick down the wall I had up. Same thing with Joe and Teresa, apparently. Teresa and I were having fun together on the trip, but we weren’t at the point yet where we had enough trust to really open up.”

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Melissa doesn’t want therapy because she’s knows a true professional will call her out on the “game she is running,” just like Wyatt did.

The following is the transcript of Wyatt telling Melissa that when she claims she is “doing something for somebody else’s benefit” she is actually working toward an outcome that benefits only herself – in other words, she is only pretending to be nice but, in fact, she is being manipulative.

Wyatt: Do you often times, when you’re working around other people, do you try to make sure they get their needs met first before you take care of your own?

Melissa: Sometimes. I think it’s just the way I am.

Wyatt: Do you ever get resentful when you feel people don’t appreciate how much effort you put into being nice to them?

Melissa: Sometimes, maybe?

Melissa TH: I’ve been nothing but nice to Teresa. I feel like I constantly wipe the slate clean, and I don’t feel appreciated. So yeah, it’s upsetting.

Wyatt: There’s a difference between being nice and being manipulative (cut to Juicy chuckling on the bench). Anytime I’m doing anything for somebody else with the hopes for an outcome, I’m running a game.

Wyatt, showing all his teeth in a forced smile, looks at Melissa and nods his head. Melissa, at a loss for words, stares at Wyatt, looking dumbfounded.

Wyatt: Is that it?

Melissa doesn’t respond.

Wyatt: Walk in again now, lets go!

Melissa approaches the horse and tries again to get him to lift his leg. From the bench, Poison Joe tries to tell her how to do it.

Wyatt: Hey! You having a hard time watching your wife struggle?

Joe: Sometimes.

Wyatt: You know, intervening on somebody’s else’s discomfort  is not always a good thing to do because if you cheat around then she don’t learn.

Melissa TH: I just met this guy about three minutes ago, so how do you know how often I lean on my husband and how much I don’t? And I’m just not feeling the whole, “I’m looking at you and I can read into your soul.” No no no no no no no no! No, no!!!

All but Richie, Melissa, Poison Joe and Teresa are successful in working with the horse.

During the episode premiere, Teresa’s friend and co-writer of her cookbooks, Heather Maclean, tweeted that both Joe Gorga and Teresa “lifted the horse’s leg” and only Melissa didn’t; Teresa tweeted that she tried again and “finally found the strength to lift up the horse’s foot” but the scene was cut; shortly after Teresa’s tweet, Richie tweeted, “By the way this didn’t air but I got all 4 of the horse’s legs up at ONCE! That’s the truth!!!”

A follower asked Andy Cohen on September 6th why Bravo didn’t post Teresa’s blog from her website, where she called producers out for not showing her “lifting the horse’s leg.” Andy replied: “Don’t know about the blog. Leg lift was hour later, all had gone.”

If they were paying attention, they would see that it is the horse that lifts his leg at the person’s touch and then the person is supposed to catch it – the horse lifts its leg for the person, it’s not the person lifting it up.

They all finish their attempts with the horse (Caroline and Al going last).

Caroline TH: I was amazed as I watched Teresa and Melissa. They didn’t open up. They didn’t get what the exercise was supposed to mean. It’s about challenging yourself in front of other people, and that’s something they can’t do. To me, that’s very telling.

Melissa (on the bench, chewing gum): Look, see, it lifts for them before they even touch it.

Wyatt (shaking his head at Melissa): It ain’t the horse (Melissa, lowers her head and scratches her nose).

Wyatt: You know why this happened so easily? Both of these people (Caroline and Al) are in touch with their emotional bodies. These guys were not guarded at all!

Wyatt to Caroline and Al: Terrific stuff man!

Wyatt: So! What might be one thing you might take with you?

Melissa, rolling her eyes, scowling at Wyatt and whispering to herself: That I can’t lift a horse’s leg.

Wyatt: Here’s what I saw. The more vulnerable you can be, the better. Every time. That’s the point. Hear me?

Teresa nods her head.

Wyatt: Thank you.

The cast returns to their villas. Teresa is talking to Melissa and Poison at their villa.

Poison: How’d you feel about today?

Teresa: I don’t know!? I mean, I really didn’t get it!

Poison: It really didn’t help me, but what I liked about him was, if you have some weakness, he was able to figure that out.

Teresa: But like, I didn’t. I really don’t have insecurities or, I feel like I am, I’m Teresa. Like, I don’t try to impress people. I’m, I’m just me!

Cut to Kathy and Richie at their villa talking about the therapy, and then back to the Gorga’s villa.

Teresa: People who have insecurities or, you know, have issues, it was a good thing for them. I was afraid of horses, like that was my big thing, that’s why I couldn’t do it.

Melissa: My thing was that we met him for three seconds so I don’t (motions with her hands like, WTF, and scowls). How could he know someone from just looking at them. He’s psychic?

Caroline TH: Everybody opened up and tried to tell their truth. I’ve said time and again that Melissa and Teresa are the same person. They just cannot open up! It’s all superficial.

Back to Poison, Melissa and Teresa at the Gorga’s villa. Teresa flicks her tongue to the corner of her mouth, licking her lips (something she’s been doing since late in season 4) and Melissa flips her hair.

Teresa: Like, I’m tired of crying. I can’t wait to do spa treatments.

Melissa: Yeah! Like, let’s do stuff like that.

Melissa faked having a sore throat AGAIN in less than three months because she was trying to avoid therapy, but Bravo must have forced her to participate on the second day. If she were truly sick enough to be hospitalized and given morphine plus four other kinds of medicine, she wouldn’t have been sunbathing and she wouldn’t have been fine the next day, curtsying and strutting like a “whore-on-a-stroll walk.”

The following are two previews for next week (the first one is where Melissa snubs Teresa in a drunken toast) plus Melissa’s Bravo blog and Teresa’s personal blog for season 5 episode 14.


Turned Off by the Horse Whisperer
By Melissa Gorga
September 2, 2013
Melissa wasn’t feeling the equine therapy session.

Season 5 Finale: The Phone Call from Melissa Gorga’s Past About Her Cheating on Joe Was Taped in December 2012 But Has Not Yet Aired – Why?

August 26, 2013 253 comments

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Recently, the Gorgas taped testimonials (THs) which plant the seed that Teresa is behind the cheating rumors (Joe Gorga comes right out and says so). It appears Bravo is re-working the ending to season 5 – an ending that will paint Teresa as the villain and Melissa as the victim, AGAIN.

Why has Bravo gone back to the editing room to alter how the season ends? Is it because of the federal indictment on money fraud handled down to the Giudices on July 29, 2013? Are they expecting Teresa to be unavailable because she may be “going away” for a while, or are they planning on a spinoff for Teresa and her life without Joe because he may be “going away?” Is it because ratings for the season are down and they think painting Teresa as the villain is what viewers want to see?

Footage from February and March 2013 – the Lake George retreat and Arizona spa retreat – shows the cast reconciling and agreeing to move forward, putting the cheating rumors behind them. Teresa had no idea when taping the scenes that Bravo would air the phone call she took from “Mike” on December 3, 2012 at the holiday Posche Fashion out of sequence, using it to implicate her in spreading the cheating rumors AFTER the Gorgas and Giudices had cleared the air.

The phone call was taken out of sequence for a reason. I believe this call, taken out of sequence, will be used near the season’s end to deflect attention off the cheating rumors and onto Teresa for being behind them. My suspicion is heightened when listening to the recently taped testimonials of Melissa and Joe Gorga which were included in the last two episodes (Melissa with her new blond hair and low-cut black top; Joe with his shaved head, white cap and blue polo shirt with white collar).

In the last two episodes, Teresa stated that she feels vindicated based on the discussion with Penny and Melissa at the Milania launch party on February 18, 2013. According to Teresa in episode 13, the rumors are behind them now, so the phone call to “Mike” must have been addressed at some point on camera, probably in Lake George on February 11, 2013 (we haven’t seen the footage and probably never will) since Joe said to Dr. V at the retreat: “My sister’s involved with this rumor saying my wife cheated on me.” And Teresa responded by asking Melissa in front of Joe and Dr. V: “Don’t you want to know what’s being said about you?”, which is basically what she was asked when she took the phone call from Mike (a source tells FW that Penny asked Teresa, “Are you sure you want to hear it, because it’s bad?” and Teresa said, “Yes, I want to hear what he had to say”).

The cheating rumors were first recorded on camera on December 3, 2012, and Life & Style picked up the story from the blogs when the identity of Bryan “Bulldog” Bowen, the subject of the call, was revealed at FW on January 16, 2013. When Teresa taped these scenes and THs, she had no idea that the phone call to “Mike” on December 3, 2012 was going to be taken out of sequence.

  • Penny places call and Teresa agrees to talk to “Mike” from Melissa’s past, December 3, 2012
  • The identity of Bryan “Bulldog” Bowen, the subject of the phone call, revealed at FW, January 16, 2013
  • Joe and Melissa address rumors with Teresa at the Lake George retreat, February 10-12, 2013
  • Joe and Melissa address rumors with Jan and Penny at the Milania launch party, February 18, 2013
  • Penny meets with Joe and Melissa Gorga, February 28, 2013
  • Cast reconciles at Spa retreat in Arizona, March 16-18, 2013
  • Joe Gorga and Chris and Jacqueline Laurita assault Penny’s husband, John Karagiorgis, March 30, 2013

The holiday PFS was taped at the beginning of the season, when the families were estranged because of the season 4 reunion – the only Housewife present at the event was Teresa since the others weren’t speaking to her – at the reunion, which was taped just two months earlier, they all implied Joe Giudice was a cheater, and Melissa told Teresa she was done with her and so were her kids, so Teresa definitely would have been in the mindset to take a phone call from someone from Melissa’s past.

The holiday PFS taped on December 3, 2012 either will be cut from the season or it will be shown out of sequence. If it isn’t cut, it will appear that the Gorgas, Wakiles, Lauritas and Manzos refused to attend the event because of the rumors Kim D and Penny were spreading about Melissa; and Teresa, the only Housewife present at the event, will be portrayed as betraying her brother and sister-in-law by continuing to associate herself with Kim D and Penny, even though she knows they are behind the cheating rumors. Plus, it is at the holiday PFS that sources say Teresa asked Penny about Al Manzo cheating.

Most likely producers will tie in the phone call with Mike on December 3, 2012 to the fight at the grand opening of Posche 2 on March 30, 2013, where sources says John Karagiorgis, Penny Drossos’ husband, told Joe Gorga to ask his sister who is behind the cheating rumors.

With all this being said, Teresa must know by now what Bravo plans for the season’s ending. She was blindsided in seasons 3 and 4, and the emotions of all the cast members were real, but not this time around (sources were leaking information and bloggers were covering the events in real time as they were being taped for season 5). Much of what was taped for season 5 is being re-edited and re-dubbed for dramatic purposes, which means we can ignore the tabloid stories about the sister-in-laws feuding – they may not like each other, but they seem to have come to terms and made peace with the situation. The cousins are spending time together, and that’s probably as good as it gets as long as their parents choose reality TV fame over family.

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The following are FW blogs, published before the season 5 premiere, about the holiday PFS, the phone call from “Mike”, the united front presented at the Milania launch party, Penny’s meeting with the Gorgas after the launch party, and Joe Gorga’s assault on Penny’s husband, John.

The following are excerpts from Teresa’s and Melissa’s Bravo blogs for episode 13.

In Teresa’s Bravo blog for episode 13, she said she has no idea why her brother and Melissa “keep lying about her” and why they “keep believing the worst about her,” plus she explained that she meant no harm by her karma comment when talking to Jacqueline. In Melissa’s Bravo blog she explained that she had to go to the emergency room in Arizona and spent the night in the hospital on morphine because of pain resulting from a virus. She added that there will be some interesting revelations on the next episode and said “as the trip continues, you’ll see everyone really open up – it turned out to be an amazing trip for all us.”

“T and I were in a better place at that time but we still had a few things we still needed to work out. I asked T 2ce about the Karma comment. They didn’t air it. I wasn’t sure what she meant at that time so I had to ask her. To be continued… Nicholas is the best Karma I ever got. I honestly feel he is truly a blessing. :0) I know my husband @chris_laurita agrees. XO” – Jacqueline Laurita, August 25, 2013, Twitter

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