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RHONJ Producers Socialize With Everyone But Teresa Giudice (Updated 9/4/2012)

February 8, 2012

Bravo began shooting season 4 in late May/June 2011, when Teresa’s second cookbook came out (and immediately after season 3 began to air, which was on May 16, 2011). They finished shooting in late September/October 2011. The Posche Fashion Show (PFS) was shot on September 27, 2011, the day before they shot the reunion (for season 3 — part 1 aired on October 16, 2011). To summarize, while season 3 was airing, they shot season 4, beginning in late May and ending in late September, with the PFS as the season 4 finale; they filmed reunion 3 the day after the blowup at the PFS (which would be the season 4 finale).

According to an ‘inside source’ to Reality Tea on May 6, 2012: Melissa is not giving up her desire for fame no matter how much if affects Joe’s family. And in light of all the drama surrounding Teresa, Melissa decided to use that to her advantage and make Teresa look like the bad guy! “Melissa’s strategy this season was to play victim during filming,” our source continues. “She is just a better ‘actress’ than some of the other girls. She really is playing the game of the ‘victim.’” And Melissa’s alleged plans are apparently paying off! “Melissa is very happy the way things turned out. She couldn’t wait to get in the group and turn them all against Teresa.”

“Melissa is so passive aggressive. She says that she is taking the higher road by not confronting Teresa about it, yet she tells everyone else. So, everyone goes around attacking Teresa for her. That doesn’t sound like someone who does not want drama, but someone who wants to play the victim and try to walk away with clean hands.” [nfazed on May 7, 2012, Caroline’s Bravo Blog]

In season 4 episode 7, Richie Wakile telling Joe Gorga, regarding sending Teresa a second text about going to therapy together, “put it out there that you’re trying and she’s not,” shows exactly what their intentions are!

“I’m going to be address Teresa, but it’s going to be quick. I don’t buy her apology, and quite frankly it doesn’t matter if she’s sorry or not. I made a decision to eliminate her from my life, and I’m standing by it. Once again, many of you may not understand, and that’s OK. Hopefully by the end of the season you will. Having said that, I’m keeping my comments to a minimum. Watch what happens… You have to understand that we use humor to alleviate frustrating and uncomfortable moments. No one is safe, and we take everything with a grain of salt.” [Caroline Manzo, Family Time, April 30, 2012]

“[In season 2] Melissa AND Joe wanted to come on to surprise Teresa and be on-camera friends with Danielle. I wish that did happen because maybe Caroline and Jacqueline would not be believing all of Melissa’s lies like you will see in season 4… Melissa knows how to lie and get what she wants, but the truth will come out… Melissa is a complete fake. She has tried to get on the show; it never happened until she stalked Danielle and made a video WITH Joe (nice brother) saying they will ‘destroy Teresa’. Yet, they call Teresa garbage for working to support her family and keep a beautiful roof over her family’s head… Like Danielle can confirm, Mel was dying to film scenes with her similar to the ones she does with her sisters and Kathy, where she fabricates lies and bitches about Tre… Joey G and Melissa filmed a tape where they, in the style of the Sopranos, promised Bravo execs they would ‘expose’ and ‘destroy’ Teresa. They also guaranteed to give Tre what she has given them ‘…their whole life’.” [Insider Commenting at Reality Tea, August and September 2011]

“I think the Laurita/Manzo family is against Teresa from the vacation they took to Punta Cana when the Manzo boys and Juicy Joe were arrested for the fight they got into. I believe also that they are angry with Teresa because she is Dina’s friend and still confides in Dina. And I could’ve sworn I seen a scene where Jacqueline says that Dina told Teresa that Caroline was out to destroy her — I believe it if it was said because that is what this show has turned into. Let’s gang up and bring Teresa down mainly by Caroline and her ‘thick as thieves’ family. I am certain that Melissa went behind the cameras and told Caroline and Jacqueline alot of BS about Teresa saying things about them behind their backs. She did that at the reunion.” [POW, May 15, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]

“Teresa under stress is not articulate, which is a shame since her inability to clearly express her thoughts and her tendency to react on her emotions always seem to get her into trouble. Her cast mates know that Teresa has a hard time expressing herself verbally when she is flustered — they take advantage of it and she just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t see her weaknesses like the others do, and this is how they are able to manipulate and antagonize her. Teresa doesn’t attack and involve herself in the conflict’s of others unless she is defending herself. She has a good heart and tries to speak the truth, which is why viewers are drawn to her. When someone doesn’t have malice in their heart, like Teresa, they are not looking at the other side of the picture. Teresa is who she is…she doesn’t have that malice in her…what you see is what you get. Teresa’s cast mates take advantage of her for that very same reasons. Teresa is sensitive and hot tempered and her cast mates, very aware of this, like to provoke her. And just because her cast mates might be better narrators, doesn’t make their stories true.”

“Melissa, your husband said last night, on WWHL that you and Teresa have not got along for years, so what I don’t understand if this is the case why would you join a show that she has been on the cast of for years. And then to make matters worse you did it behind her back. What were your intentions…..I’m guessing to be famous. You were willing to ruin your husband’s family to go on a T.V. Show. You knew exactly what you were going to do, and that was to bash Teresa any chance you can. Did you think by joining the show it would make the family better, no you knew it make it worse, and yet you still did it. You sit back and play victim but in reality if you didn’t want all of this to happen you wouldn’t have joined the show. I think the most disgusting person is your husband: that is his sister ,and he bashes her and starts unnecessary drama so he can get more screen time. There are conversations between he and Teresa where you can see shock on Teresa’s face because she can’t believe he is bringing the topic up on camera. Not one of the other husbands does interviews other than your husband because you both so badly want to be famous. Have you ever thought you should thank Teresa?…because if she weren’t on the show you would have never been asked to do the show and your storyline is Teresa…just a thought. You are manipulative and have turned your husband against his own family. I think the best judge of character in all of this are Joe and Teresa’s parents: they see both sides of the story and you can tell when they are around you they are extremely uncomfortable. You’re a sad excuse for what a woman should be: you light the fire and then walk away. Its disgusting/sad what you have done to a family that once was so close without you. Common dominator of the problems would be you. If I were Teresa I would be thrilled you weren’t talking to me because I would want nothing to do with you. Congrats, you did destroy the Gorga’s family. You win.” [Elise1148, May 8, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog]

“When I read Wendy called Teresa a lonely ‘bully’ it upset me. Who is Teresa bullying? What show is Wendy watching? Because the only bullying I see week after week is the entire cast ganging up on Teresa and setting Teresa up. They even bully Teresa of things they are guilty of themselves. People need to start standing up for what is right and telling the truth about what is going on on this show. It seems like people are afraid of upsetting Andy (who is also a bully) instead of being truthful about how terrible what the cast of this show are doing to Teresa.” [Heather on May 11, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]

“I have to laugh when either Ricky, Melissa, Joey or Ricky say statements [about Teresa] like “she is a cancer that needs to be cut”, “she is not going to change so you need to let her go”, she is an awful human being and needs to go”. Last time I checked, these four characters followed her relentlessly until they get into the show (which was/is Teresa’s place of employment) — they followed her, they wanted to be around her to portray themselves as victims. If anyone needs to go, it’s them, but they won’t. The problem is that Andy and the Bravo producers don’t seem to care what the right thing to do is.” [Cartwheelssays, May 15, 2012, LynnNChicago.com]

“They think that drama brings in ratings and that in order to have drama, they must villainize one of their cast members. First it was Danielle who brought a lot of it on herself. Now it’s Teresa. Andy got a glimpse of how she might react to her own family drama at the season two reunion. So he finally answered Melissa who had been knocking on Bravo’s door for a long time. Many of us try to voice our concerns on Twitter and we get blocked. Or on Bravo blogs and we don’t get posted. Or as callers on WWHL and we don’t make it through. Andy could care less what the plain and obvious truth is or what is the right thing to do. He has just as much a hand in destroying that family as Melissa does.” [Cara, May 11, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]

“I get you and Caroline now. You are the only housewives with no ambition. You all are forgetting that Theresa did not invite you into her family problems; she was forced into it because of the addition of Kathy and Melissa. Also it was extremely obvious that this friendship turn was going to happen on season 2. Anybody that didn’t figure that out really doesn’t understand the Jersey housewives.” [Viewermina, May 25, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog]

It is obvious that Teresa will be ganged up on during season 4.

We know this because of the episode that aired during season 3 but actually was filmed during season 4: the cookbook debacle was filmed during season 4 but was taken out of sequence and included in season 3. Teresa’s cookbook ‘Fabulicious’ came out in late May/early June 2011; so season 4 starts with Caroline demanding a apology about the cookbook comments, with Teresa apologizing and Caroline refusing to accept her apology, which sets the tone for the entire season.

We also know this because Melissa came straight out of the gate in season 4 with her “Teresa is trying to ruin my marriage” claim. She makes this claim based on Teresa’s comment to her brother in private, months before they started to film season 4, that Melissa will leave Joe Gorga for a richer man, which her brother brought up on camera in the season 4 premiere and then shared with the entire cast. But what they didn’t tell the cast was that this comment was provoked by the fact that Joe Gorga was texting Joe Guidice, threatening to tell his sister that Guidice was cheating on her if Guidice didn’t back off Gorga about the money he owes Sheila Guidice.

  • The Posche Fashion Show was filmed on September 27, 2011, at the very END of season 4.
  • The reunion was filmed the next day, September 28, 2011.
  • Melissa blogged on her website on September 30, 2011 that Teresa set her up.
  • Part 1 of reunion 3 aired October 16, 2011.

RealHouseKnife said on July 18, 2012 at StoopidHousewives:

The truth is obvious for all of us to see without having to “read between the lines”. Ok here are my two cents…

1) Teresa didn’t sabotage no one (double negative intentional) but apparently it’s ok for Don Caro to sabotage Dina’s business, Kathy to sabotage Teresa’s books (saying she stole her mom’s recipes), the Whorga’s to sabotage their sister (s-i-l)’s show (by going on there to bad mouth her and make her “fall down” so the “angel from God” could build her back up), yet none of the cast members call each other out on this vile behavior. EVERYONE but Teresa gets a free pass on back stabbing and bad mouthing except her.

2) Ms. SH had a story on how the producers have developed relationships with the cast members, particularly the Manzos/Lauritas- as evident on twitter.

Is it possible that the producers feed the others information about what is going on in Teresa’s life to sabotage her/make her look bad per instructions from Mz. Ann-dee??? Think about it, I never read in any tabloid that Teresa and Joe slept in separate rooms (and I doubt she would disclose that if it were true), and I’m not sure Teresa would say that to Jacqueline since she has said they sleep together but Joe has a room downstairs for closet and bathroom purposes (which we all agree is common amongst married couples that have the space to do so). Yet Milania happened to say something about it and it was caught on camera (therefore heard by the producers) and what do you know, all of a sudden WackyJacky is commenting about it in her talking head interview. Hmmm????

Also, notice Teresa’s surprise when WackJack mentions the garage/apartment/closet (which she did not have correct info for… no closest) that the Guidice’s are building and then all of a sudden it’s in the tabloids and WackJack is again commenting about it in the talking head, there too production had first access to what was taking place, maybe they leaked it to Jack and the Whorga brother to comment on. I wouldn’t put it past them.

In addition to the cast sabotaging Tre, I think production (under the instruction of Mz. Ann-dee) have also attempted to sabotage her to make her and her family appear in the worst light possible. Remember when the pyschic told WackJack that Teresa would have daggers coming from every direction? Boy, that was an understatement.

But God is good, and Teresa (although far from perfect), is a woman of faith who deep down is a person of morals, values, and a good heart — as are her parents — and we as viewers see that and that’s why we see right through everyone else’s intentions.

StoopidHousewives Uncovered Lead Producer’s Bias Against Teresa Giudice

Why do viewers get the feeling that the show is a Teresa Giudice bashfest? Let lead RHONJ producer, “Cat” Rodriguez’ tweets tell the story!

Using the twitter name @YourFriendKitty, Co-Executive Producer “Cat” has communicated frequently with the New Jersey crew… except for Teresa Giudice! “Cat” also stepped in at the Posche Fashion Show… something that is a no-no for a “reality” producer … to assist in defending Melissa Gorga when things got a bit rocky after Melissa’s ex-boss from Lookers showed up!

Ms. Rodriguez is no longer Co-Executive Producer of the RHONJ. Don’t know the REAL reason she was let go from her duties at the RHONJ… can only surmise that either ratings dropped or that Bravo caught on to her obvious bias toward everyone but Tree! Ms. Rodriguez is also NOT listed on IMDB in any producer capacity


I think the producer’s are gonna do another number on Teresa.

They are all just sitting around plotting how they are gonna try to bring her down. Kathy Wakile interviewed – a link on her twitter – that Season 4 will show a change in relationships among the ladies. Gee – we know what that’s gonna be – Teresa against everyone else. WWHL poll already alerted us to their evil plan.

The producers are all chummy with Tre’s rival cast mates, so what do you expect? The producers have hung out with and tweeted the Lauritas and Manzos. And someone said that producers have tweeted what a class act Kathy, Melissa, Richie and Joey are. And now they are clubbing with the Gorgas and Wakiles.

On December 4, 2011, Melissa tweeted this:

“I’m at the PHD at Dream Hotel with my favorite RHONJ producers! Great night! Xo” – Melissa Gorga

If this show becomes more about Teresa bashing than it already is, many viewers will stop watching. It’s bad enough that certain housewives get a raw deal with editing, but now knowing that producers hang with certain housewives, and tweet them and such, well I guess we all know for sure now that Teresa’s gonna get the short end of the stick on the show. It’s not cool for them to hang out with any cast mate, because after a while it becomes a conflict of interest.

From StoopidHousewives:

So, who are the people responsible for the daily production of the Real Housewives of New Jersey? The RHONJ producers. Who are these producers, and how close are they to the cast of the NJ? All the RHONJ producers are listed under ‘cast and crew of RHONJ’ on IMDB… here. There are 32 producers listed… and SH attempted to locate every single one of their twitter accounts to find out if they are talking amongst themselves about their now totally “producer-induced ‘reality’ show”The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The first producer listed is Jacob Huddleston… his twitter account… here. Jacob talks via twitter to ALL the cast members… and, as the lead producer it would be necessary for him to communicate with everyone. However, Jacob9011 seems to enjoy tweeting with BigGayGreggy… a lot… they work out together!


Producers hang out with the cast to build trust so they then can get the inside dirt on them.

If you are not aware, many of the producers of the Housewives franchises cut their teeth on soap operas… oh, ‘scuse me, “daytime dramas.” The producers somehow at sometime during production of the Housewives franchises flipped the Bravo Housewives from being a “reality” show… one that featured the “real” lives of the Housewives… to just another producer-driven, producer-induced, producer-sculpted show, but with the “reality” label still attached. There is nothing “real” about any of the Housewives franchises…. the “drama” is staged. The HWs are nothing more than WWE wrestlers; just better looking (that’s debatable), wearing dresses and clomping around in their Fendis.

http://stoopidhousewives.com/2011/10/19/real-housewives-of-new-jersey- jacqueline-laurita-keepin-the-twitter-war-goin-with-teresa-giudice-who -is-really-doin-all-the-tweeting/

Marybelle on December 7, 2011 at 10:44 am on AllAboutTRH.com said:

I have a couple friends who work in reality TV as editors and producers. Each “character” is assigned a producer and the producers “jobs” (seriously contractually obligated) is to form a “close relationship” with their character in the hopes that more dirt, drama, and information will emerge. Their hope is that the character will trust them enough to start thinking of them as a friend. FRIEND being the operative word.

The public isn’t to know this, of course, but it’s run of the mill bhx for the industry. The problem the RHONJ producers had was STOOPIDHOUSEWIVES uncovered their twitter identities and exposed their relationships to the public.

I’m sure Teresa and Juicy are “close” with their producers too! That relationship is used to ‘encourage’ certain storylines because the ladies think the producers are looking out for them. Trust me it’s all very under-handed.

If Melissa and Co. were hanging out with executive producers that would be something else, but hanging out with run of the mill associates is normal and expected. That’s how they get all the good dirt! Being a reality TV producer is dirty, dirty work which involves a lot sleuthing and faking. Seriously AllABOUTTRH should try to interview a producer not affiliated with RHONJ just to get information about what their jobs entail. Viewers would be very surprised how shady it really is!

Also they definitely background check the participants and the scouts cast for maximum drama – hence Melissa finally getting on the show YEARS later! When she had drama to bring she was a given – especially with Danielle out. Danielle was likely out not because she threatened the ladies, but because she threatened producers and was willing to expose what goes on behind the scenes.


According to ‘Insider’ who posted at Reality Tea in August 2011, Teresa will be made the villain again next season, just like Danielle was the villain for two seasons.

“They have been filming Season 4 since late May. Bravo accidentally thought everyone would think this was the ‘best season ever’ because of the stupid first episode with the troublemakers, and made everyone start filming three weeks after it aired. Season 4 will be even worse than Season 3. Teresa was made and stays the new ‘Danielle’ for season 4. Melissa becomes the new ‘Teresa’ financially. The Manzo kids misery shows more. Everyone secretly loathes Teresa because of the success she was able to have.”

Melissa spent the past three years haunting Bravo and Danielle, trash-talking all of the Housewives but then kissing ass once they got on, then being mad at Teresa for being upset with them after all of that. Imagine your SIL, someone you have to see for the rest of your life, doing this for you – and your jealous and brainwashed friends sticking up for them. NEWSFLASH CAROLINE – Melissa was the one who told Danielle all about your stomach surgery, made the ‘rumors’ of Albert cheating at the Brownstone, and said ‘my daughter would never do that’ about Ashley. Wake the *beep* up.”

“FYI…the Gorga’s mortgage is HUGE and if they ‘pay their bills (liar)‘ they would not owe Fred (Xmas Party Planner) 50k PLUS a ton of others. You will see on Season 4, but Joe’s response when it all comes to light is the fact that he is ANGRY at his creditors. He never even picked up a single phone call, replied to an e-mail, or anything. The Gorgas are worse than the Giudices. Joey and Melissa are obsessed with wanting to make Tre look bad. What a great family. And Kathy is in on it for the paycheck. Caroline and Jacqueline are such snakes. Caroline forgets how Teresa has not mentioned the falling out the big C has had with her sister Dina (which is Caroline’s ‘I want to control everyone’s life but don’t judge my husband cheating’ fault).”

“The truth will come out. Melissa tried to be on the show from the very beginning. They did not want her because she was boring. So, she stomped her feet and stalked Danielle Staub to the point where even Danielle (of all people) refused to bring her onto the show. Melissa AND Joe wanted to come on to surprise Teresa and be on-camera friends with Danielle. I wish that did happen because maybe Caroline and Jacqueline would not be believing all of Melissa’s lies like you will see in season four.

“Melissa knows how to lie and get what she wants, but the truth will come out. Her stalking Danielle is what finally got her on the show. A lot of what was also said at season 2’s reunion (with Melissa’s name) was completely removed because, at the time, no one even knew who she was.

“Melissa is a complete fake. She has tried to get on the show; it never happened until she stalked Danielle and made a video WITH Joe (nice brother) saying they will ‘Destroy Teresa’. Yet, they call Teresa garbage for working to support her family and keep a beautiful roof over her family’s head.

Melissa and Joe ARE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE LIVING IN THEIR ‘DREAM HOME.’ Joe screws over everybody, he NEVER paid for the ‘Fabulous Fred’ party AND he took out a construction loan for the house.

There is more dirt on Melissa and Joe (as well as their open marriage) than you all know. But in time, in time, it will come to light.”

http://www.realitytea.com/2011/08/14/are-teresa-giudice-and-jacqueline -laurita-feuding-plus-danielle-staub-promises-to-expose-real-housewive s-of-new-jersey/

Joe Gorga says “you’re gonna get the truth” in season 4 (see video below).

Melissa says you’ll get the backstory in season 4 to show why there was so much tension in season 3 (see video below).

So it looks like season 4 is just going to be a “here is why we hate Teresa festival cut to make her look bad because Andy hates her.”

HWLover at Stoopid Housewives said on February 26, 2012:

Wow. If Joe Gorga says we will get the “truth” in season 4, my hopes for a great season have been demolished. I suspected with the timing of taping, it would be an amped up version of season 3. Oh Bravo, it’s as if you are determined to make viewers run away…screaming!

WWHL Poll Results in Favor of Teresa Seemed to Shock Andy Cohen

C’est La Vie: Potpourri
April 30, 2012

On last night’s Watch What Happens Live (WWHL) episode, Andy Cohen posed the question to viewers of whether the Manzos, Lauritas, Gorgas, and Wakiles should accept Teresa’s SECOND apology to them. Viewers voted and 60% agreed that these people need to accept the apology and move forward! What happened to building a bridge and getting over it???

Am I the only one who noticed Andy’s face after the results were announced? He looks confused. Maybe he’s thinking, “Uh oh we forgot to rig them!” or maybe he’s thinking, “That’s weird, we really tried to make her look bad, but the people aren’t buying it!” Whatever it was, it was very declasse of Andy. It was bad enough how he railroaded Teresa at the reunion (I think this is when America first realized the mob mentality of these people), but now he’s actually shocked that people like her.

Something else I don’t understand is Why won’t they accept Teresa’s apology? Because it is not given how they want? She has done it privately, publicly, individually, in a group, on Twitter, in the magazines, everywhere! Everywhere they have bashed her, she has apologized. What more can she do? I’m sure Don Caroline wants her to grovel on her knees, but I hope Teresa will never get to that point. You have apologized way too many times at this point, and have not received ONE apology back from these people for the things they (or their kids) have said about you, your husband, your marriage, your kids, your finances, your career, etc.

I hope that this poll can drive home the point not just with the Manzos, Lauritas, Gorgas and Wakiles, but with Bravo also. We are sick of the bullying and gang up on Teresa. She’s trying. She is not perfect, and has made mistakes, but she has owned up to it. When will they?

Who knows… but C’est La Vie…

Viewer Comments:

Cartwheelssays says on May 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm at LynnNChicago:

I am sorry I am coming just to vent but I am so pissed off right now. Today, I tried to vote on WWHL, I have done it before and it has never been a problem. Today was totally a different story. I tried to vote Teresa, I did it several times and it kept giving me a message of “message not sent. Try again”. The more I tried, the more it didn’t go through. So just to find out if there was a problem or overload, I voted for Melissa once and it went through. This is unacceptable. Why have a poll question if votes are not accepted when it doesn’t fit Andy’s agenda. Totally disappointed and mad. I truly was not so much voting for Teresa as much as against Melissa: my brothers and I have told each other some things that I will never repeat. They never liked my ex-husband but I never told him. It was through one of them that I found out about his cheating; my brother never told me directly but gave me enough hints to figure it out. I never told my ex where I got the info from. Joey used this information as an opportunity to make her sister look like crap and gave the others (Caroline and family) the perfect opportunity to crucify Teresa. [The poll are rigged. Think about it: if they edit the comments on the blogs, why wouldn’t they tint results?]

I Need A Housewives’ Detox Program says on May 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm at LynnNChicago:

I heard about that “glitch” [with the Bravo polls] happening one of the other weeks. I can’t remember which one. It was over on the “Lipstick Alley” RHONJ, Season 4 thread. More than 1 person there said they tried and tried to vote for Teresa, and they kept being blocked for some reason. They were pissed, and a conversation started about how they felt BRAVO had it out for Teresa when it came to editing and polls. Considering the way BRAVO manipulates their comments, I wouldn’t put it past them (but I HATE saying that because it makes me sound like Jill Zarin).

Mel says on May 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm at LynnNChicago:

I don’t vote on WWH polls, I don’t comment on bravo blogs, and I don’t send in questions to Andy. Bravo has a narrative that they want to stick it that coincides with their crafty editing. They pick a villain and they make sure that every channel (blogs and polls) fits the narrative that they want for that season. If you notice the entire cast have been on a bash Teresa tour. From interviewers to twitter…they have all coordinated a well oil machine of anti Teresa. They have even started using the same lingo. “Read between the lines” is their new tag line created by Boss Manzo.

Thanks to people like Lynn and other real housewives bloggers people have a REAL forum to write comments that are representative of what people really THINK. Thanks to these same bloggers, we have more context and get the real back stories. From catching twitter “rants” and putting the puzzle pieces together the audience gets the real deal. Bravo was not counting on the power of bloggers and the strength of social media.

Initially Bravo was able to manipulate the viewers any way they seemed fit. However with so many leaks and castmembers showing their true colors via twitter (ahem Jacqueline) and interviews they are loosing their control. The frustration of not being heard has started a revolution of sorts. WE are the AUDIENCE and WE should NOT be manipulated and TOLD what opinions to have.

I Need A Housewives’ Detox Program says on May 7, 2012 at 11:13 am at LynnNChicago:

Teresa’s family is toxic, and she’s played into that toxicity to some extent. She needs to separate herself and focus on handling her business and on making the best life possible for herself and her girls (and, since last seasons reunion, that’s exactly what she appears to be doing). Everybody in Jersey is too focused on dissecting and analyzing EVERY single move Teresa makes (when they seem to have more than enough in their OWN back yards on which to focus). That would drive even the most stable of people crazy. Throw an insecure, emotional person with a temper (like Teresa) into all of that, and, of course, you’re going to see extreme defensiveness and sometimes petty and unbecoming behavior.

Unlike some here, I don’t think Teresa is a sociopath. I think she definitely has feelings and is very hurt and upset by all of this (even though she’s brought some of it on herself). I don’t think she has the wherewithal to “scheme” and “plant seeds,” like she’s being accused of (That kind of behavior is reserved for Taylor Armstrong — now THAT is a true sociopath if I ever saw one — and Melissa, who I think is EXTREMELY crafty, shady, cunning and manipulative.

I don’t think Melissa is a sociopath, though. She IS a true narcissist, though. I think Teresa has narcissistic tendencies as well — although, if she were totally narcissistic, I don’t think she would have been able to make some of the changes I’ve seen since last season’s reunion. It doesn’t matter how good her P.R. team is. Look at Jill Zarin. I’m sure she had a good P.R. team. Despite that, her extreme narcissism just would not ALLOW her to take good advice and change her behavior for very long. Based on her behavior these past few months, I’m not seeing that with Teresa.)

I think Teresa needs to find a place — possibly a therapist’s office– where she can feel “safe” to work out all of the different emotions she’s feeling and learn better coping and communication skills. If you think about it, besides her parents, who can she REALLY talk to and look to for support without fear that they may somehow betray or her sell her out for a little bit of fame (her extended fame) or in a fit of anger toward her (Jacqueline)? She can’t look to her husband. He doesn’t strike me as the most supportive of husbands. I do think, in his own way, he does love her, but he’s got his own demons (possible alcoholism; possible depression; possible philandering) with which to deal, and, in some ways, he has contributed to and/or been the main cause of many of her problems.

I do agree with whoever said RHONJ needs a cast overhaul. All of this piling up on one person is NOT enjoyable to watch. Caroline is a major hypocrite, and the way she marginalizes her daughter and BLATANTLY favors her sons makes me want to slap her. I also thought it was EXTREMELY rich that she was calling Teresa a bully (….Ummm….POT meet KETTLE!!). I wish they would replace her and her immediate family because, frankly, they’re boring and annoying. IMO

MOMMAHURLEY on May 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

If you really go back and watch from the very beginning, Caroline, has been subtly bashing Teresa. She rolls her eye, or chuckles when Teresa’s English isn’t perfect. She makes references to the girls being different than if she raised them, on the cruise ship in Italy. She points out Joe being Joe, and chuckles but makes sure to paint him in a bad light, with a chuckle. Caroline is just a nasty person. If you were to count up all of the insults, eye rolls, and snarky put down comments by Caroline, Her kids, Her husband, before the brother even came on the show, Teresa’s small “joking” comments in the cookbook, would pale in comparison. This is a mountain made out of a molehill.

The truth on April 30, 2012 said on Teresa’s Bravo blog:

Teresa – unfortunately it seems like Bravo set you up by getting your bitter sister-in-law and cousin on the show, and more unfortunately your foolish family members fell for it. Now we see them week after week sitting and talking about you on tv – what a shame. And they talk about you with whomever is around! What an absolute shame – if my brother ever treated me like that (no matter what I supposedly did) – I would be so disgusted! You obviously got it, when will they?

Well, congrats in all of your endeavors – continue to use Bravo as they have used you!

Submitted by pharohfan on April 30, 2012 said on Teresa’s Bravo blog:

I am with you all the way Teresa. I read all of your articles and blogs and try to see what you actually say and not what Bravo or their talking heads say that you say.

You are right, it must be difficult to watch stuff that happened last year when things are so different now…and to have to feel that emotion again must really hurt you and your husband and girls. They set a trap for you and now that you are in it (on the show), all you can do is ride the wave up and down until the season is over…and remember how far you have come since then. Celebrity Apprentice, your improving financial situation and your personal life. It is all good now and sometimes we really do have to be in a deep valley before we can enjoy the mountain tops.

What you wrote about your first impression about Melissa should not be dismissed. Our first gut feelings about someone are correct, and I see nothing wrong with what you said…it was how you felt…what is wrong with that? You were only worrying about your brother.

My personal opinion is that your brother and Kathy’s husband do NOT seem to be interested in repairing the relationship between you and your brother.

Linda Howard on April 30, 2012 said on Teresa’s Bravo blog:

I don’t think anything you said about either your friends or family in the cookbook was all that insulting. They were just using it as an excuse to make you look like the bad guy and make themselves look like the victims. It’s bad enough to have either friends or family gang up and turn on you but when they are both in collusion against you,that is an extremely hurtful and cruel betrayal. I’m glad you were able to get past it.

tweety bird on April 30, 2012 said on Teresa’s Bravo blog:

Stop! with the apologies to these women, they are not going to accept it, they just want to bad mouth you on tv, they aren’t interested in making up. Look I’m no fan of yours, or your husband for that matter, but even I can see what they are trying to do. For whatever reason Caroline has decided you are to blame for something in her life and you must be gotten rid of… now she can’t off you like the mob used to do (she couldn’t do the time for the crime) so she is going after you like she did Danielle, turning all the rest of them against you. Your cousin and sister in law were easy to turn as they were jealous of you getting the show to begin with and wanted to bring you down. Jacqueline was a bit harder but given time she was turned. Caroline and her family already hated you so they just worked extra hard on Jac until she turned. What a sad bunch of people. I really think the worst was your cousin who thinks she has such a great family. Trust me that husband of her’s is so creepy.

rerJames on April 30, 2012 said on Teresa’s Bravo blog:

Teresa, God how I feel sorry for you. Ya know, they had every newspaper article there was that was negative about Joe draped across their kitchen counters all last season in EVERY scene, to absolutely set up every scene to destroy you and embarrass you. The one scene where your pitiful, disgrace of a brother (eww) has a negative article about him written, the producers cut to The Manzo thugs — not focusing on th e article, like they did with you, where we watched your own family trash you and Joe and your predicaments — NOPE, they show The Manzo THUGS talking trash about Joe because Mommy is mad.

That house scene was so obviously a set up, it was almost funny. They walk in the house saying we still like hanging out with Joe, even though my Mom hates him, yea right? Then they spend the entire evening with sour pusses and using the talking heads interviews to trash you guys more. Very disturbing. You bet Caroline had the strings for that night. No wonder Dina wants nothing to do with her.

Why didn’t we hear more about that article that was on your brother. Because YOU TWO are too classy to rip your little brother apart on air. UNLIKE your sickening, fame seeking brother and his wife. Uhg, please tell me that’s the last time we have to hear her song to your mealy-mouth brother.

I’m so sorry your little brother and his wife have done this to you Teresa. I really am. This show is becoming too disturbing to watch. CUT clean and do your own show or none. They will have no show without you, and they know it. How does your brother and his wife sleep at night? That new song scene was a complete set up…and she calls you fake. They are really awful people.

Mel says on April 30, 2012 at 9:00 am at lynnNchicago:

I don’t like Joe Giudice at ALL. I think he brings Teresa down and she continues to stick by her man….even though he is a moron. I guess she took the for better or worse thing to heart. She is killing herself trying to provide for her family and dealing with all of this stress. Teresa has really no one to depend on, but herself. If I were here, when this show ends, I would never speak to Joe, Mel, or Kathy again. I know that sounds harsh, but I cannot stomach disloyalty like that. Her family basically laughs and agrees with Caro and Jax when they trash Teresa (on twitter and interviews) and basically throw her under the bus any chance they get, instead of doing it privately, they are too eager to do it in front of cameras. Remember when Joe Guidice talked crap about Joe Gorga getting money from Tre, Teresa shut down that conversation quick. She did not want private stuff on camera about her bro. Why couldn’t Joe Gorga do the same?

Given my distaste for Joe Giudice….I will say he is the most honest cast member on the show. Good or bad this guy is himself whether the cameras are on or not. He doesn’t try to fake reactions or change when the cameras are on…..while the other cast members do. I also think while bravo films these people 8 to 10 hours a day….they take all of Joe’s bad moments and compile it in one segment. I think what he said to the kids were horrible, but also think the editing was creative at best as well. I am sure the had good moments with the kids that they will never show.

I think the entire cast wants Teresa to crawl on the floor, kiss their feet, and beg for forgiveness. It is getting to be ridiculous. She has said in person, on camera, on her blog, on the cover of a magazine…what next do they want her to do, tattoo the apology on her arm? I think Teresa is super stubborn and “prideful,” so it must not be easy to continue to apologize to these people over and over again…..especially when NONE of them have apologized to her for their part in this saga. I am over Don C and her self righteousness. I also think Don C is putting more pressure and insecurities to her daughter then she knows. Teresa is no saint, but I am sick of seeing her family continue to trash her with their “new” found friends. It is disgusting.

Mrs. Noogent says on April 30, 2012 at 9:28 am at lynnNchicago:

I feel for T. So much going behind her back, and yet she’s out trying to make a living. I laugh when Kathy and Mel bash her and then say they are all about making amends. I think Caroline believes Tre is behind her feud with Dina, therefore, she will destroy Tre’s family as well. Funny thing is Kathy and Mel jumped on this train a long time ago. So sad to watch all the Manzos and Lauritas get down an dirty.

Buck Henry on 30 Apr, 2012 at 3:55 pm said at Reality Tea:

Melissa and Joe Gorga are funny, because something tells me that they are just on the cusps of financial ruin. Joe is acting like he’s a big real estate developer and Melissa (this is funny) trying to sing her next song and she makes comment about singing more ballads and the producer says NO!!!!!!! The reason Melissa is so bent out of shape about Teresa saying to Joe that Melissa would leave him for a rich guy is the fact that Teresa was spot on.

Oh and I still say that Joe needs to get a paternity test on at least the youngest kid. Something about being being born 9 months after her meeting with another of her ex’s at a Sushi Bar, and she was serving the sushi.

Joe Giudice is depressed (my opinion) because of all the stuff coming out and him losing the pizza place and other things and his wife being the sole bread winner of the family.

Also I think what I’m about to say is really important, right up there with Melissa cheating on Joe the midget. Remember the “wrestling match” that Wakile and Joe had in the game room during the poker get together. There where cameras down in the room during the whole mess, and then we didn’t have one mention of it on the WWHL from Andy or Jacqueline. I think Bravo edited it out because something more was said than just let me see you get 8 inches in height. And for Andy not to make comment about it tells me something of a fight did happen and some very nasty words where said and possibly some secrets too.

michers on April 30, 2012 at 8:50 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I am pretty sure that discussing and talking have the same meaning. The excuse they continue to come up with regarding ” how to handle” Teresa just gets more annoying. There is no blood is thicker then water with this group, no family values, no sense of respect and or loyalty. Its hard for someone to get a complete straight to the point thought out of their mouth when they are always blindsided or ganged up on in front of cameras. One excuse they always bring up is that T only does it front of cameras, trying to apologize. How can she call them when they do not speak to her or about her ever without cameras? They keep nothing private or handle anything correctly with Teresa! As far as her comments about Joe Giudice, do you think the man FINALLY has had enough? Maybe he is done with their crap? They break he and his wife balls all the time! He was mad, leave him alone and let him get over it. In fact leave him and his wife alone. Nothing will ever be the same or good enough when it concerns them with this group. Now that they are fake friends united against Teresa, she should sit back and let karma do its job.

Sarah on April 30, 2012 at 9:16 am said:

They really must think the viewers are stupid. I watched WWHL and was disgusted over that too! I used to like Jac. But IMO she has serious issues of her own, whether it be personality issues, depression or financial issues. Whatever it may be, I see her deflecting that towards Tre. I think that’s what they all do to keep the attention on T and not them. I’d like to see their dirty family laundry come out (not just the one sided fake BS!) and their financial difficulties be made public and see how they handle it! None of them will handle it like T did! I’m over this show and the cast. Till they get rid of all the women except T, I won’t be watching. I’d like to see them apologize to Teresa and her family. And the viewers deserve one for Bravo and the HWs (the mean girls) thinking they can pull the wool over our eyes! I’m offended every time I read one of their blogs, because they really must think in their small minds that they can bullshit us. Puh-lease. We see the ‘seeds your planting’ and we can ‘read between the lines’ just fine!!

Sarah on April 30, 2012 at 9:27 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

And another thing. I am SO over this cook book nonsense!! If anyone actually read what T said you’ll see she was making funny jokes here, no big deal. But for Caroline to say ‘she’s not sorry, she’s sorry she got caught’ is such bullshit. Just another one of her one liners that she thinks makes her the don of the show. All T did was repeat a joke that was first made public on the Rachel Ray show, then just added it to her book. So how is it that she got caught?! She put it in black and white, I mean helloooo… if it was offensive or such a horrible thing why did you laugh on the RR show?! You heard it once already and T admitted she didn’t come up w it! Ugh, I cannot stand Caroline and her holier than thou BS. Get off your high horse and come back to earth where the rest of us live! And the car wash comments? Oh shut up. Your grown adult kids think it’s ok to make fun of Tre and her family but yet she can’t state an opinion that she wouldn’t want her girls working at a strip car wash?! I can speak for millions of mothers who will agree with Tre!!

Cathy from Fort Myers says on April 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM said at StoopidHousewives:

Don Caro said Teresa “got caught” with what she wrote in the book. It is in the book, STOOPID, Teresa knew every one would see it. She apologized – get over it.

Bre on April 30, 2012 at 2:17 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

They are all so cold and hurtful. I hope Teresa finally has enough in next weeks episode and gives them all the finger. No more apologies! Those backstabbing coat-tail riders can eff off! I am so sick of Melissa, she thinks she can say and do all these horrible and cruel things to Teresa. I can’t stand Melissa’s face, her lies, her terrible wannabe singing, her using Teresa to make a name for herself.

Kija on April 30, 2012 at 6:34 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Melissa practiced that line about taking on for the team in front of a mirror 250 times. You can tell from the unnatural delivery and from her ability to repeat the exact same delivery when Teresa asked what she said. It was a bit of planned malice that belies all her “for the good of the family” lies and proves that she talks one thing and does another. That was not spontaneous, that was planned and proves once and for all that Melissa is a schemer who truly does want the family divided and deliberately and cold-bloodedly is seeking to harm her Teresa, Joe and the children.

emdee on April 30, 2012 at 8:14 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

When Melissa said she would take one for the team, Teresa should have replied how she’s had to take one for the team since Gorgasses joined the show. T took a big one for the team so they could make a little extra cash and disgrace the family while they were at it.

Tracey on April 30, 2012 at 7:31 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

One thing I noticed about last night’s episode [season 4, episode 2] was that Albie said something to the effect that Caroline and Teresa were having issues but they didn’t have issues with Joe Giudice and that’s why they went over to hang out. So, that makes me wonder if this is all really about the cookbook and not about the fight in the Dominican Republic. If all this is really about the cookbook, that’s just asinine.

Melissa, Kathy, Joe Poison and Richie are so happy when everyone is talking about Teresa. Melissa and Joe don’t care about putting the family back together–they just want the spotlight on them.

Jacqueline could have easily shut everyone down at her house. But, she eats the discord up too. UGH. Get rid of all them. Better yet, keep Melissa and Kathy and bring on Penny so they can get a taste of their own medicine.

Susan Potts on April 30, 2012 at 7:15 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

This episode made me sick. Teresa, please stop apologizing to these people. They aren’t worth your time and effort. I don’t know what they want you to do but whatever you do won’t be enough …. EVER ! They need to apologize to you but that isn’t going to happen either. Keep moving on and up.

I hope next week you slap Melissa. You are so right about her. There is no doubt in my mind that if someone richer came along she would run. Notice when she was telling Joe about her song she said I love my life “right now. Of course she loves her life right now, her husband gave up his family for her. She is getting all of his attention and is able to manipulate him. She managed to get on Teresa’s show and stir up all this crap. Troublemakers (I’m trying to be nice here lol) always love their life when they are causing trouble and making people misarable.

donnalee on April 30, 2012 at 9:54 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

The only reason the Manzo boys are talking about Joe Giudice now is because they had to go to jail with him. It’s sooooo MANZO to blame others…Caroline had taught them well. Honestly, if Joe Giudice is making comments about being like God it has to be because he feels bad about how things have gone down in his life. The way men act toward him is so typical of the losers they are, real men would stand by him so that he would not have to make comments like that.

Doglvr on April 24, 2012 at 5:27 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I have decided that I can no longer watch RHONJ. It is to dark for me now – the total desecration of families and friends; Bravo’s desire to make us hate a family (The Guidices) and the half truths and double standards spewed from the Manzos, Lauritas and the Gorgass. It’s too much and is no longer entertaining.

Pat Johnson on April 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM said at StoopidHousewives.com:

The only way to watch these shows is to be fully aware that they are “unreal”. This eliminates the “need” for Monday morning quarterbacking as to “who is up” or “who is down” in any given season.

An example would be Season 1 of RHONY when Jill Zarin was “it”. Then Season 1 and 2 of RHONY when Caroline Manzo was “it”. For a brief period these women were “celebrated” for their “wisdom” because they were contrasted against a protagonist a la Danielle Staub or Ramona Singer for the benefit of an audience who had the impression they were “refereeing” good vs bad. Lisa Vanderpump has now been handed that very same role which means the next season will cast her in the role of villain if “history” is to be repeated.

This season we see “poor Teresa” in their gunsites. Caroline and her untalented trio of kids has nothing of substance to offer. Neither does Jacqueline Laurita. Not the people who circle their orbit.

I think Caroline was under the impression that Bravo was about to turn Albie and “Critterfer” into “stars” and it did not pan out. They turned out rather boring but this does not prevent them for getting into every scene possible to do nothing more than to mock Teresa (who certainly deserves to be) because they have no real storyline to follow. Rather than spending time bashing Teresa (who certainly deserves it) why no explanation as to how either Albie and “Critterfer” earn a living? They each seem to be “available” to attend all the parties thrown for filming purposes, showing up whenever the cameras are rolling but just what is it do they do that would qualify them as “up and comers”? I am drawing a blank.

So this season the entire episodes are nonstop whining about Teresa (who certainly deserves it), her cookbook, and the broken down relationships that were once considered “family”. In truth, they have come to hate each other because one member of the cast has “broken out” of the mold which seems to happen in every franchise. Nothing new to see here.

Vicki can barely swallow the bile about her other castmembers. Jill was unable to deal with Bethenny’s success. Adrienne and Lisa are no longer “friends”. Teresa is the subject of her castmates ridicule (and she deserves it) but this is the narrative of every franchise when one or another gets the attention they all seek.

They are all jealous of one another off screen which finds its way into the storyline by the producers who wish to “gin up the drama” using their emotions as the backdrop.

Actually it is hilarious to watch a group of untalented women vying for the top spot.

Lemon Vanilla on April 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM said on Bravo’s Message Board:

Just the little I’ve seen of Teresa’s father on camera…he does seem “old school.” He has said he doesn’t use the phone. For Pete’s sake, who doesn’t use a phone these days??? LOL! We also know that Teresa’s father played a role in having a grudge against his brother or brother-in-law for years. There are probably several examples of why I’ve come to believe that he was very “traditional” in the way he viewed his wife and children in his earlier years. So, yes, he probably was the kind that would yell “Shuddup!” But, again, that’s just a guess on my part. I think Teresa’s dad was also at work a lot, and I say that because I read somewhere that he was a plant manager at a manufacturing plant for a long while. Plant managers usually put in long days and have long weeks, and are on call for emergencies at all hours. So I’m not sure the amount of influence he might have had.

Regard Joe Guidice being like him…

I think Joe Guidice hates being on camera. I think that he does not try to portray himself to be any different than he is without the cameras. If you think about it, who, besides Russell Taylor, has suffered more from being on the HW series. Joe Guidice has been accused of forgery, DWI, fraud, being a slum lord, being a cheat…etc..etc..etc…in the media.

When you hear him saying “This is the life we chose,” I think you are hearing him repeat something that he and Teresa have said in private discussions regarding being on the Housewives series. I think, privately, they have come to the realization that this is what they signed up for…so now they are paying the price. I think he HATES that he can’t do anything without a camera catching him and a tabloid making a story of it. And then- everyone has to throw in their two cents- on blogs, on facebook and twitter, and, most likely, in person when he’s at the store or walking down the street. It must be so old for him. He must be so OVER IT!

I’m happily married, but there are times that camera’s could catching me talking to other men….if I were a semi-celebrity and anyone were interested in my private life. Does that mean I cheat? No. Do I have disagreements with my husband where one or the other of us may have had enough and says “Shuddup!” to the other. Yes. If a camera were to roll 24/7 in my household- sooner or later they would have footage of me or my husband saying “Shuddup!” Would they have caught me saying “Shuddup!” to my daughter when she was Gia’s age. I’d like to say no…but I’m no Angel…and really…I don’t remember being that disrespectful to my daughter (at least until she was a teenager) but it’s possible that on a bad day…I might have said it. I have never had a DWI, but if I had gotten one- it would have been a private matter- with no one looking to dig up dirt on me- no one would know- unless I told them. But for Joe, Teresa and the rest of the Housewives franchise- no such luck.

I wouldn’t trade places. I think they are both tired of the constant scrutiny. I doubt it’s something that anyone can really ever get used to or accept over time. It’s always uncomfortable to know someone is watching and waiting for you to do anything that can be used to make a headline…whether it is true or not. Look at Mel Gibson, or any of the other celebrities that seem to have melt downs because of the pressure. Maybe that is why drug use is so prevalent in Hollywood. Maybe.

Also, consider for a moment, the possibility that the Guidices feel that BRAVO is “setting them up” to be the villains. I believe that they could suspect such a thing without being paranoid. I mean, they did invite kin folk in, secretly, to air dirty laundry. Bravo does tend to focus on the negatives of the Guidices, but barely mentions the financial or legal troubles of some of the other players. While Caroline can be asked about her father-in-laws ties to the mob, deny them, and not get a rebuff….Teresa will be grilled about her bankruptcy over and over again and face a long on air uncomfortable silence when she finally says, “My attorney has advised me not to answer these questions.”

In other words, if they feel BRAVO is going to portray them as ugly people anyway- what would be the point in trying to smile and play happy and nice? It’s all for nothing- if the decision has already been made. And, anyone who watches and reads blogs about the shows regularly knows, that editing can make or break you. I think, possibly, Joe Guidice has thrown in the chips…and said “F this….they want a creep, I’ll show them a creep….”

But, I am biased…LOL! I think Teresa and Joe are probably pretty typical people. Ehhh…I’ve never had a DWI, or tried to forge a Driver’s License…I’ve never had a bankruptcy….etc…BUT….I know plenty of GOOD people that have had one or more of the above. We all make mistakes. We all get back up, brush ourselves off, and carry on. Lesson learned.

Just my opinion!

jewish evil eye on April 22, 2012 at 12:02 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I’m sorry but I don’t remember any of us saying we care why a foursome that can only be described as a ‘busted up sex and the city’ is upset. Melissa, please spare us from feeling bad that you’ve yet again humiliated yourself in Teresa’s shadow. These women are PRAYING (the real kind, not Mego’s whore prayers to be a star) that Bravo will see them all together repeating the same lies over and over and spin the show from their lunatic angle.

These women are disgusting, and what’s interesting is their toxic personalities are starting to make them physically ugly. Teresa is a natural glamour girl. The rest are plain janes. Although Melissa did wear some fancy outfits at her past job as a stripper. Put it on just to shake it off — damn shame.

For a fleeting moment I thought Jac was back to normal, but it seems Caroline slipped the roofied wine into the Laurita household and she continues to be Big C’s baby doll. If Jac was smart she’d realize she has an 8 million dollar lawsuit against her and her REAL best friend Teresa could teach her a thing or two about preserving her dignity while the world shames you for bad financial decisions. Why isn’t she showing emotion about it? Isn’t that what her problem with Teresa was? Glass house much. Kathy is a joke, and I agree with the person who said the stylist that picked that skirt out should be fired. She looks five months prego.

Buckle up ladies and gentleman, strap your earplugs on, and get ready: it’s going to be a great season! We get to watch first hand how menopause affects Caroline (ewhhh gross, but Kathy take note), Melissa’s fake songs, that she did NOT write and need to be autotuned, or her fabulous lip synching routine to show the world, and lots and lots of Kathy and Jac following the two sick twisted leaders Big C and lil ole stripper Melissa. Known affectionately around the NJ strip circuit as Missy.

BRAVO this sucks. You can’t do any better than these four women that CLEARLY have nothing without Teresa. Keep on figuring it out Melissa. We are all laughing at you now. I’ll be watching Celeb Apprentice Sunday. So much better than this disgrace of a show. I hope Teresa continues to win money for that sweet little boy. That’s what life’s about Caroline… the children… not your latest vendetta. Melissa is a lost cause. We will never know just how coniving and sick she is until she and Joe Gorga get divorced and he tells the world. He’d only be doing what she trained him to do. Exploitation baby.

Ugh….Over it. on April 24, 2012 at 12:20 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Melissa Gorga amazes me. She continues to bash Teresa, yet takes no ownership of her own actions. You are made a silly comment on a book…my baby sister in law copies me…..really? I am wondering how you think Teresa felt when you made all of those comments to Danielle Staub. Better yet…how bout all those comments you made last season about Teresa. Now all of a sudden your new PR move is to act all sweet and innocent on camera and making sure Joey is the one talking shit. 90 percent of her show was bashing Teresa. You all actually spent ur entire dinner discussing her money issues and cheating accusations. So spare me on your fake outrage over this cookbook. We got your number boo! You can do you sing and dance for the Manzo’s but u are not winning ANY fans.

old NJ girl on April 24, 2012 at 12:30 am said:

How about all the information that the former Lookers employee passed on to the attorney suing Teresa and Juicy? Teresa put 2 and 2 together when DS starting bring up all that information on the S2 reunion, Teresa then knew who was leaking private information that was damaging not only on a personal level but on a legal level to Kim G, DS and Monica. I don’t blame Teresa that she could not forgive the Private Dancer. I don’t think I could even stand to be in a room with someone who did that to me let alone have to film with them.

michers on April 24, 2012 at 10:24 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I agree- and the more these robots keep putting out their side or their new excuses etc., it becomes more annoying/confusing. It is becoming such a clusterf#ck ! They are making themselves look more and more selfish and immature. The bottom line is you should not mess with and interfere with another family! Did anyone ever hear Jac or Caro complain or accuse T of ANYTHING before her family came on the show? I did not. Now because they are acting like obsessed bullies, we are constantly hearing stories and excuses! Of course they say we do not know whole story, behind the scenes blah blah blah. I f they had such problems with Teresa and she is so “wrong” I am sure we would have heard it long ago, not when her family joins the show and everyone wants to blast her. I believe nothing they say for that reason! If they weren’t friends anymore I wouldn’t have cared, but to be so childish and wait to turn on her after her family comes on the show behind her back its nuts! They don’t get it- Teresa is changing because of the drama they brought to the show, should have been left in private for them to deal with. I would be defensive and act angry too if it were me.

Teresa on April 24, 2012 at 10:40 am said:

The ENTIRE show was spent bashing Teresa, no matter who was on camera. Everyone did it. If not for the topic of Teresa, WTF would these boring bitches talk about? Is Teresa the ONLY exciting thing going on in their lives? Even the men are gossiping about Tre. C’mon now, don’t ANY of you have anything interesting going on that you’d like to discuss on the show? Seems like Teresa’s show to me, and they all get a little part in it. I will NEVER feel bad for Melissa Gorga, or her piece of sh*t husband. When you trash your own sister over and over on camera, and also allow other people to trash her and get away with it, no matter what you offer her, it’s not from your heart. So, when he THOUGHT he was being kind and telling her he’d always be there for her,( like he was when she and Juicy needed money ) it was not genuine. That was Joe’s way of letting the world know he gave them money when they needed it. SLIME BALL !! It’s really getting to be too painful to watch Teresa keep getting bashed over and over. I can guarantee Bravo is gonna start losing viewers over this.

Penny12 on April 24, 2012 said on Kathy’s Bravo Blog.

Oy vey… where do I begin? You and Caroline are both advising we all read between the lines on one end and then we have Melissa and Jaq going on about Teresa planting seeds in our minds. And then you guys band together and say you aren’t ganging up on Teresa? When I’m “reading between the lines” I can’t help but see the jealous competition between the four of you and Teresa. All of a sudden we’re hearing the Manzos also planned on a family cookbook also? And who got the deal?… Teresa. Three actually. And Teresa markets her Fabellini wine, and then Kathy comes up with a Cosmo. Guess what guys, she is STILL on Celebrity Apprentice, not to mention she is all over the morning talk show circuit. Obviously she isn’t as stupid and simple minded as you’d like us to think.

And all of this because of what Teresa wrote in her cookbook? Sheesh, you guys take digs at her all the time! I’m guessing the “joke” about burning that bitch on a stake is probably what she was referring to as stupid jokes in her cookbook in the first place. It was nice to see Katy, Melissa and family all gossiping about Teresa at the BBQ meanwhile Teresa was spending quality time with her kids.

So keep stewing over the cookbook, it’s obvious Teresa has bigger fish to fry.

Say What?? on April 24, 2012 at 9:31 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Caro and Kathy say read between the lines in their blogs. Jac and Melissa talk about “planting seeds” while planting their own seeds.. Its obvious they all got together and discussed how to spin things.

The funny part is a LOT of people aren’t really Teresa fans.. They just see the obvious bullying and Teresa trying to stand strong in the face of it and cheer her on.

A LOT of Americans have had to do what Teresa is doing. They have lost everything and had to rebuild fro sratch or work their asses off to keep what they have. Teresa represents the struggles of millions of Americans. Just on a different level and that’s why so many people are pulling for her.

The rest of them are just too stupid to see it. They will continue to make Teresa their target till she is off the show or destroyed. Its difficult to watch.

Hannah on April 24, 2012 at 10:22 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Melissa your whole blog was a lie. You and the rest of the cast ripped Teresa apart the whole episode. And for what? Because she in a very nice way said you copy her in her book? You do copy her Melissa and you are insane! You make Teresa’s life hell! I am noticing Teresa just lives her life and you pick apart everything you can think of to put her down. Melissa you have no right picking apart anyone’s life, you lie, manipulate and you’re so evil! You and Joe have so many skeletons in your closet so leave Teresa alone and worry about your own finances and cheating in your own marriage. Teresa works hard and she is busting her ass for her children, you should be ashamed of yourself for coming on her show and trying to destroy all she has worked for. And now you are trying to bully Teresa off her show? You never stop Melissa, you’re like a disease. Melissa you and the rest of the cast are so jealous of Teresa and your jealousy has turned into abusive cruelty. I don’t like watching you or the other bullies on the show I only watch for Teresa. I am hoping with all my heart Teresa gets her own show so I don’t ever have to see your face again.

Littlegoobie on April 24, 2012 at 6:07 am said:

You can’t have it both ways Manzos/Gorgas. T is supposed to be dumb and uneducated but she has this master mind to “plant seeds” to the viewers? T is not dumb: she is very smart but she is a bit ditzy and very passionate. She lives in the moment and that type of brain just does not think to “plant seeds.”

I agree T should not have said that about Melissa but I bet your more than anything it started with Joe asking about the cheating rumors on Juicy. T has said it a jillion times: “You attack me I attack back.

The only problem I think T has is there are times she thinks she is being attacked when in actuality someone is showing concern; but with all she has been through the past 2 years, I can’t blame her. I have not watched episode 1 and I am going to do my best not to watch all season but last night I was flipping and saw the scene where she was on the bed trying to talk to Juicy about the rumors and he was being so flippant. You could see the stress, concern, and worry in her eyes. She wanted to be comforted and assured but she didn’t get it. But she pulled her big girl panties on and went and faced the people that did nothing but bash her the night before. Can people not see how much personal stress T was going through last year and give her a break!

Kija on April 24, 2012 at 10:07 am said:

Joe & Melissa want to present Teresa’s remark out of context. In her conversation with Joe, Teresa provided the context for that comment if you “read between the lines.” Joe Gorga was talking to Teresa about the rumors about Joe Giudice on the blogs and magazines. From Teresa we learn that Gorga says Joe is cheating on her. Then, after he makes that accusation, she responds that “they” (the same sort of source – blogs and magazines) say that Melissa would leave him for a richer man. It’s seems evident from that tiny bit of context that Bravo did not edit out, that she was saying why should you believe them about Juicy – look what they say about Melissa. Of course, if Teresa made that case for herself, it ended on the editing room floor.

Submitted by Carol w on April 23, 2012.

Seems to me that something was left out of the conversation Teresa has with her brother, like she was answering or defending herself. Maybe she said she would leave him in defense to whatever Joe said about her husband. All Melissa and Kathy do is trash Teresa, as if those two are better than her. Even Kathy’s husband makes terrible comments. Melissa seems to twist the words but she and Kathy two do talk about her a lot to the cameras.

Submitted by Fellow New Jers… on April 23, 2012.

Teresa was wrong to make that comment to Joe, you had every right to be upset, and he had every right to talk to you about it as he is your wife. In my personal experience Teresa isn’t realizing you aren’t going way he will not choose her over you. She has a difficult time admitting fault in any situation.

I however do not believe for one second you let anything go. You make snide remarks just the same as she does. “We pay our bill” remember? or “we’re willing to take the fall so you can make money” you do the same thing she does! You guys are really alike you just play the game better. I don’t get it with all this planting seeds…are you all gardeners? She isn’t trying to plant anything; she doesn’t think like that. She is being attacked in the media, her home life is chaos, she is fighting for her family to survive. When you are in attack mode like that and feel you can’t trust those around you, you tend to lash out. Joe shouldn’t of mentioned just how much money he gives Teresa. Heck, people could make the argument that he was in fact “planting a seed.” Everyone needs to take a step back and realize the things you fault Teresa for, rightly so or not, you do just as well if not better. She is going through an extreme time and her husband is not helping. She is alone and under a severe amount of stress. She’s not going to open up to the people she feels threatened by and sadly it seems she considers you guys foe rather than friends. And honestly after watching this all play out who can blame her.

Its a shame that Bravo decide that ruining a family was better for ratings. This went as far south as it could because everyone one wants the spotlight, most of all you. If you guys are family and so forgiving and praise Jesus then fix it.

Ruby2 on April 23, 2012 said on Melissa’s Bravo Blog:

I’ve never seen a more passive aggressive individual as yourself other than your relatives and friends on this show. Really Melissa???You’re innocent in all of this?? Can you and the other passive aggressives in your cast sit back and take a look at how you are treating/have treated Teresa? There were constant jabs and attacks toward her last season…but, one little dig from her and the world ends. I honestly can’t believe that she hasn’t said stupid things in the past that before this show you would have just laughed off and forgotten about them. You’re all a bunch of lunatics. Really. Stop it. You are an embarrassment to yourselves. It all comes down to petty nonsense and greed and you’re all guilty of it. Forgive and forget and get on with your lives. You’re all sad.

patriceg on April 23, 2012 said on Melissa’s Bravo Blog:

Seriously, it’s so sad to see this family attacking each other constantly. I would venture to say that in most families, when an outsider (non family member) attacks, regardless of the fighting and bickering that takes place within the family, you stand up for each other. You all talked about the impact on Teresa’s kids, but what about your own? The entire series has become about Teresa and her inability to get along, but I must say, you all enable it. It’s very clear to the viewers that there are issues with Teresa, and it’s come across as if your are all feeding on it like scavengers. Watching the housewives is a guilty pleasure. When you see friends bickering over incidental issues, it’s simply immature, perhaps funny at times. NJ Housewives has become this sad, sad story line. Truly if you’ve had enough, and family is “everything” to you Melissa, why do you continue to participate, and enable? Perhaps if you stood by your family, and set the example, and you were the sister that you want to have in Teresa, it would just be. You seem to me to enjoy her pain just a little to much. Sorry girl…

Terri on March 9, 2012 at 7:54 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Season 4 will be more of the same of season 3 since they filmed it while 3 was airing; this was before all the garbage came out about the rest of them, so it might be another season of Teresa bashing before Teresa realized that Bravo and the rest of them were trying to ruin her.

Once Teresa quit reacting to all their shit, she took their power away and then they all started to self destruct.

Joe on March 25, 2012 at 1:27 am on AllAboutTRH.com:

Considering seasons 3 and 4 were filmed back to back, with no time for them to see themselves from season 3 to perhaps change their image for season 4 (example: Camille of RHOBH from season 1 to 2), I highly doubt Caroline will act differently than she did in season 3. She “sees clearly now what she’s dealing with” (season 3 finale quote). So be prepared for her “Teresa is trash” attitude. We know the truth about Teresa, and we know Caroline is just jealous of Teresa’s success and relationship with Dina. So all we can hope for is that this is how the editors make it come off to the viewers this season, and not just an all out attack on Teresa. I’m am doubtful of a non-bashing Teresa season 4, but I am hopeful that Jac and Caroline will be gone for season 5 and we will get a “revamp” like RHONY.

JoJoLaMa on March 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm on AllAboutTRH.com:

The real backlash against them ( Caro, Mel, Kathie, Jac, Caro’s kids, Greggy, Lil Joe and Rich ) didn’t start until the end of Season 3, and then was REALLY cemented by the reunion performance. It was too late for them to do anything about it though, because by then they already acted like horrendous hosebeasts during the entire filming of Season 4, which was done. Then again, it’s hard to say if they really would have changed any of their behavior had they had the benefit of a better filming schedule and the ability to gauge public opinion, because they now know and STILL haven’t changed their behavior. They’re still going after Teresa with a vengeance. I really think they’re counting on BRAVO editors and an uninformed, dumb viewing audience who will be led like sheep to the position, “You know what, Teresa really IS the worst person who ever lived after all! Damn, they were right!” Aint gonna happen sistahs.

A ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ cast member claims that the rest of the cast may not want to return for season 5 if Teresa Giudice remains on the show.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” returns Sunday, but if you’ve had your eye on any pre-premiere press, you’d think that Teresa Giudice got the boot from the franchise. The rest of the cast refused to do any season 4 promotion with the infamous table-flipper.

“It is so ugly between Teresa and the rest of the cast that they can’t even be in the same room with each other,” one network insider tells me. “But this isn’t one-sided, and the hate goes both ways. Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile, Jacqueline Laurita and Melissa Gorga want nothing to do with Teresa, and she wants nothing to do with them.”

In a very unusual move, producers decided to shoot this season while last season was still airing, hoping to capture Teresa’s bankruptcy troubles and the breakdown between her and the rest of the group.

“This season is the most dramatic yet,” one cast member tells me. “It got so ugly that I’m not sure any of us will want to return for another season if Teresa remains on the show. The betrayal and backstabbing is heartbreaking. I have not seen how it will be all edited together yet, but let’s just say everyone will get to see [Teresa’s] true colors.”

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs Sunday on Bravo.

Source: Naughty But Nice Rob at Huffington Post, April 18, 2012

Editor’s Note: Kathy Wakile denied the story via Twitter saying, “Don’t know who this insider is ! But definitely NOT TRUE !”

Don’t believe the scurrilous reports on the Internet that there was so much bad blood between RHONJ cast member Teresa Giudice and the rest of the New Jersey Housewives, that they couldn’t even be in the same room together for promos.

Hollywoodlife.com spoke to Teresa and got the real story.

Yes, there’s been plenty of drama between Teresa Giudice and her Real Housewives of New Jersey cast mates, Caroline Manzo, Kathy Wakile, Jacqueline Laurita and Melissa Gorga during several show seasons, BUT that’s not the reason that Teresa has been MIA from the pre-season promo work.

The truth, Teresa Giudice told Hollywoodlife.com exclusively, is very simple, straight forward and drama-free.
“My new book, Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit, is coming out May 15 and I need to do press for it on TV shows, but you can’t get booked for the same shows within a span of three weeks,” she explained.

“I really need to go on the shows to promote my cookbook and both our RHONJ network, Bravo and the shows producers are fine with me missing the RHONJ promotions, they understand,” she added.

FYI, Teresa has NOT we repeat NOT written about any of the other New Jersey Housewives in her new cookbook, she tells us. She saw how her mention of Caroline Manzo in her first cookbook, Fabulicious!, went over like a lead balloon.

“I wasn’t saying anything malicious about Caroline or anyone else in the cookbook, and I’m sincerely sorry that I offended Caroline. I really like her,” Teresa told us. “I was joking in my cookbook.”

In fact, Teresa says she apologized to all the New Jersey Housewives about her cookbook.

“It takes a year to write a cookbook. It came out last May and relationships had soured in the interim,” she says.

“Drama,” she hopes is now in her past.

“Being on Celebrity Apprentice changed my life,” she says. “I learned that there’s more important things in life, than drama. There are children that need your help.”

Teresa met a sweet 7-year-old boy, Mathew Levine, who is suffering from a debilitating and rare kidney disease, called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

“It broke my heart. He’s a beautiful boy, who looks healthy on the outside but very sick on the inside,” she relates.

She decided to take up his cause and raised $60,000 on Celebrity Apprentice for NephCure.org, the only organization exclusively devoted to supporting research for FSGS.

“All the drama of the Housewives is nothing next to this. I want to raise money and awareness,” says Teresa. “Life is too short for drama.”

Now, as for what Teresa wants to do in the fifth season of RHONJ – it’s all about “working on resolution with my friends and family.”

In the meantime, season four of the Real Housewives of New Jersey kicks off this coming Sunday, April 22 at 10 p.m. Tune in! I will!

Editor’s Note: Hollywood Life may have misunderstood Teresa, who may have been referring to season 4 and not season 5. But if not, then Teresa just confirmed that she will return for season 5.

Source: Hollywood Life, April 20, 2012

Caroline Manzo says the “truth will be told” on season 4 of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’.

We’ve been hearing from various cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey that Season 4 leads to broken friendships and ruined families, but despite all the speculation, the matriarch of the group — Caroline Manzo — has remained tight-lipped.

However, Caroline recently spoke with NorthJersey.com and offered some details about the new season — specifically what happened between her and Teresa Giudice.

“I think it will be a very revealing season and a lot of truth will be told. You’re going to see a lot more of us, I guess more raw, I should say. […] And we’re all gonna have our good and our bad.”

Yet Caroline warns viewers to hold their judgements until they know why Caroline and her sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita backed away from their relationship with Teresa.

“I would like to believe that anybody that has watched since Season 1 or even Season 2 would get a fair assessment of our personalities, and say, ‘Gee, what would cause Caroline to react like this toward someone that she always supported?’”

Caroline promises that there’s a reasonable explanation that goes way beyond the jabs Teresa made at her cast members in one of her cookbooks.

“I’d like to think that they don’t look at things at face value […] because it’s so out of character for both myself and Jacqueline to make this turn,” she continues.

While Caroline acknowledges that she was never as close with Teresa as Jacqueline was, it’s obvious that the turn in their friendship has affected her.

“My relationship with Teresa wasn’t nearly as deep as Jacqueline’s was. […] But I protected her. I did.”

Luckily for us, Season 4 of RHoNJ premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, so we’ll finally get to watch the drama go down for ourselves!

Source: NorthJersey.com, April 17, 2012

Somewhere along the way, Teresa Giudice morphed into Danielle Staub.

For the first two seasons of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Danielle was the show’s villain, the one everyone loved to hate.

No matter how Teresa behaved toward Danielle — whether it was calling her “prostitution whore” while angrily flipping a table or picking a fight at a now infamous Wayne fashion show — Teresa wriggled off the hook. She’d put on that “Who, me? I didn’t do anything” act — and all would be forgiven.

But then Bravo axed Danielle and hired Teresa’s cousin and sister-in-law. And the more Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga acted in ways suggesting they’re reasonable and nice people, the more unlikable Teresa seemingly became.

In the two-part reunion show that ended the third season, Teresa’s pal Jacqueline Laurita was a no-show, said to be so disgusted she didn’t even want to look at Teresa. Caroline Manzo — whom Teresa, in her cookbook “Fabulicious!,” described as about authentically Italian as the Olive Garden — shouted at Teresa, “You are full of [expletive].”

What the heck happened to make Teresa’s onetime buddies turn on her?

As for whether things were really as intense at that reunion as they appeared to be, Manzo, calling from her daughter Lauren’s brand-new Cafface Beauty Bar in Franklin Lakes, says, “It was that and more. And again … something had to have made us behave this way.”

The upcoming season of “RHONJ” was virtually all filmed before that reunion at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

“I think it will be a very revealing season and a lot of truth will be told,” Manzo says. “You’re going to see a lot more of us, I guess more raw, I should say.… And we’re all gonna have our good and our bad. The good, the bad and the ugly, it’s all there, and every one of us will be touched by one of those emotions or all of those emotions.”

Indeed, while the Bravo series has sometimes been accused of ratcheting up the drama, the premiere episode feels almost uncomfortably real at times.

Consider what Joe Gorga tells wife Melissa about a call he’d gotten from his sister: “You know what she says to me? ‘If a richer guy came along, your wife would leave you and go with him.’ “

Joe believes Teresa is jealous of their relationship, adding that Joe Giudice has “been in the papers about cheatin’ on my sister.”

Like the Gorgas, the Giudices are getting ready to leave their Montville home and go “down the Shore” as the episode begins. (Somehow, despite all their well-publicized financial problems, the Giudices still have a house there.) In the car, there’s a cringe-inducing conversation about where Joe Giudice had gone the night before. He says he was with a couple of “ladies,” but it was business.

“Oh, business?” daughter Gia says from the back seat. “What do ladies have to do with business?”

“Keep your nose out of my business,” her father snaps.

Teresa and Joe later discuss what to tell Gia about the cheating rumors and his facing a possible 10 years in prison on charges of fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license in his brother’s name. (In late January, he pleaded not guilty and rejected a plea offer; his attorney says that there is a status conference on the case in the Passaic County Courthouse on Wednesday.)

At the Wakiles’ borrowed Shore house, they and the Gorgas also talk about these things. And later, after trying to talk to his sister about the prison possibility, Joe Gorga tells the camera, “Teresa is in serious denial about life.”

Meanwhile, back in Franklin Lakes, where Caroline and sister-in-law Jacqueline live, the big issue in the Laurita household — once again — is what to do with Jacqueline’s directionless (now blond) 20-year-old daughter, Ashley.

The main first-episode story line for Caroline concerns a doctor’s visit. She’s been getting more migraines and experiencing mood swings. Diagnosis: menopause.

“At first, when the doctor tells you something like that, you say, ‘No way, I’ll fight it to the death,’ ” Manzo says. “And then you go home and you laugh and you say ‘Guess what? Me and a million other women. It’s part of life. So, deal with it.’ “

There’s also a get-together where she and Teresa talk about the cookbook comments.

“It’s something I could be insulted and hurt over, OK? But it’s not something worth ruining a friendship over,” Manzo now says. “And you know, when I say ‘friendship,’ my relationship with Teresa wasn’t nearly as deep as Jacqueline’s was. … But I protected her. I did.”

Coming attraction clips show a nasty argument at a fashion show between Joe Gorga and Kim DePaola, owner of Posche Boutique in Wayne. Did whatever happened there play a role in the rift?

“I think it tells a story,” Manzo says. “It will explain a lot of things.”

We asked Caroline Manzo some burning questions about “RHONJ” this season.

Q. Did Jacqueline Laurita really quit the show? Will she not be coming back for a fifth season?

When we shot the [third season] reunion, the fourth season was already shot. The truth of the matter is, none of us know. We don’t get our options until after the season is finished. So, I don’t think it’s even on Bravo’s radar at this point. They want to see how the [fourth] season plays out and how characters develop or not, and decisions will not be made for months to come.

Q. How angry was Caroline about Teresa’s calling her “one-sixteenth Italian” in the cookbook?

First of all, I’m full part Italian. But I’m an American citizen. I was born in this country. My lineage is Italian. And that’s such nonsense to eliminate someone from your life because of something like that. … It was a fifth-grade remark. You know what I mean?

Q. During the reunion show, Caroline said that she and sister Dina Manzo (who quit “RHONJ” during Season 2) were no longer speaking, because of Teresa. Has that changed?

You know what? That’s something that’s very, very personal to me. It’s my baby sister, and I will take that beating. I will not hit back. So I’m not gonna comment on that.

Q. But many “RHONJ” fans were hoping that the sisters had made up.

Wouldn’t that be nice?

Source: NorthJersey.com, April 15, 2012

JanShe on April 19, 2012 at 12:10 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Just goes to show you how out of touch Bravo is. Menopause is NO EXCUSE for her behavior. No way, no how, can Caro blame her behavior on Menopause. She is a vindictive, spiteful, jealous bi#ch who has shown her true colors during ALL three seasons. Go back and watch the reruns, it is quite obvious.

With Teresa’s likeability, calm demeanor and positive edit on Celebrity Apprentice, Bravo may have rethought making Teresa the villain in season 4.

This could explain why they delayed airing season 4 — they could have re-edited the footage to present the Giudices more favorably. If Teresa stays on RHONJ for a fifth season, it will drain her fans. The show is becoming too uncomfortable and too frustrating for her fans to watch. Bravo will definitely lose fans of Teresa as viewers by the end of season 4 if the bash-Teresa fest continues. She’s moved beyond this show in so many ways, and it’s time for her to get her own show.

This could also explain why Melissa is now in ‘damage control’ mode.

February 28, 2012

Nicole on February 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm said:

A few weeks ago Teresa decided to unblock everyone she blocked in the past for bashing her and being negative. She even started following people who didn’t like her. So why is this NOT a surprise that Melissa is all of sudden doing the same thing?

AllAboutTRH said:

When I questioned why Mel was following Teresa fans on twitter. Mel said, “Just being nice. There is to much hate out there. Life is too short!”

New Name is Lala on February 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

When Teresa decided to unblock and follow everyone…even her critics, I had a bet with my friend that Melissa Gorga would DO THIS AS WELL. It was only a couple of weeks ago that Behold Mego strikes again.. My bet was only 5 bucks….wish the bet was for 20 now. I remember Teresa showing off all the older pictures of her daughters with her photographer Linda. Again I knew Melissa would follow suite. It seems that she thinks if she leaves a few weeks blocked between her imitations no one would notice lol. Melissa and her PR people need to be sued by Teresa and her team. Melissa is so pathetic, phoney, and obvious with her many failed attempts. Ugh. Can’t she come up with anything original?

My theory….Melissa and her camp saw how nice Teresa is coming across on Celebrity Apprentince, so they don’t want Melissa to come off as the biatch she really is. Hence the “clean up her image” campaign. lol EPIC FAIL. You are too transparent BOO.

She has no intention of making up with Teresa. She is just trying to win the popular vote. MeHo is definitely in damage control.

AllAboutTRH said:

An AllAboutTRH reader asked Melissa Gorga something we’ve all been dying to know! “Why would you employ a make up artist that has attacked Teresa’s fans without being provoked.”

Melissa’s ‘make-up’ artist has caused quite the commotion on twitter. He’s attacked Teresa fans and Teresa’s fan’s have attacked back. He also randomly said that Teresa was a crazy bi*ch. Now I wonder where he would hear that from…

She finished off by saying, “Why would you allow an employee to speak about your brothers sister in that manor? It makes you look bad.”

Melissa responded by saying, “It goes both ways. We are one family and in the end we will be together. New leaf? As for my make-up artist I don’t know why he did that.”

Nicole on February 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm said:

Melissa can never just take any responsibility for herself and her husband’s actions. Every time they get called out on something regarding the family feud, she can’t just say she was wrong. She has to constantly add in “it goes both ways” or “Teresa does it too.”

Mima on February 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm said:

I strongly believe Melissa is strategizing for what’s to come in the months ahead when Season 4 airs. We all know S4 will be explosive but I don’t think Bravo cannot allow for T to be made to look bad the way they did at the reunion. NBC owns Bravo and CA will still be on when or coming to an end when S4 airs. So far on CA, T is liked by the cast & audience; how the hell is Bravo going to try and persuade people into thinking she is a lunatic?

I think all the ass kissing Mel has done with the producers will all be in vain because the executive producers & the people at the top have the last say on what is aired. The same way the ass kissing didn’t work for her to be on DWTS!!!!

I’m sure Mel is also furious & jealous that while she is making appearances in supermarkets & restaurants singing her song, T is going on national talk shows: Jimmy Fallon, Nate Berkus, Today, etc. How many copies of On Display have been sold recently??? ***crickets. While T has her 3rd book coming out soon, her Fabellini is on sale today at Gary’sWine in NJ & available online [plus her cosmetic line].

Coincidence that the day T’s sparkling wine hit shelves Mel has all of a sudden decided to play nice???? She is a fake & fraud. Mel tried so desperately to sabotage T’s career & convince the fans of the show that T was a monster and now all of a sudden life is too short for the all the hate Paaaaaaahhhhhhhhlease!!!!

Tiger mom on February 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

Teresa said it best on the last episode of Apprentice. I attack when i am attacked (paraphrased). Season one showed the funny, easy going, sweet Teresa. She was with her friends and making us laugh.

When Danielle attacked is when Teresa’s fangs came out. When Kim G attacked Teresa’s fangs came out. When Melissa and Joey attacked…again Fangs came out. TO me, Teresa is the type of person that truly loves hard and fights harder. She is loyal to people that are loyal to her. If you notice….when Teresa doesn’t feel threatened or attack…her guard is down and she is fun and cool. I think Melissa knows the buttons to press and she presses them.

Joey is just a dumbass and Melissa knows that she can mold her husband into whatever she wants. Melissa is super passive aggressive and she is very manipulative and cunning. I am sure when the dusts settles…Melissa and Joey will be buried in it.

groovygrrl on February 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

I think it was last Thursday night Melissa’s sister Lysa Simpson tweeted what she said was an early #FF. [An #FF is a shout out, a show of appreciation. Each Friday you recommend Twitter profiles that you appreciate and enjoy to all of your followers. The idea being that your #FF recommendation will encourage others to check out that profile, generating more followers for them.]

Guess who was included in her tweet? Teresa. This family thinks we are all so stupid. The Marco family. Lysa’s daughter has a fan tweeter account too. I forget the name but will def look again.

Obviously illumination PR has decided Melissa needs damage control. So in the same fashion they used to slander Teresa, steal her friends and embarrass the whole family for Melissa to become a star.

Now she is exposed and they think they will use lies and us the fans of RHW to get Melissa back in good graces. Honey, even Jesus can’t save you this time.

Mima on February 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

Isn’t that the same sis who at the Christening T called out for taking both sides? Sooooo, when T was on S1 & 2 that sister would call her & be friendly because she was on a show Mel was attempting to get on. That sis then turns on T for the storyline and there was no longer a need to be friendly with T. And now that T is on a nationally syndicated show on a major network that same sis is now trying to be friendly again? Hmmmm, you don’t say. Guess she forgot she said there’s only one side for her, don’t get it twisted.

Reena on February 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm said:

IMO, following T’s fans is a calculated tactic. Melissa knows she is losing momentum and people are starting to look beyond the Bravo editing and seeing that Teresa is not at fault.

When a celebrity follows someone, no matter who the celebrity is, tweeters tend to feel special and thus totally change any negative attitude they have towards that celebrity. This is what Melissa is trying to do- get Tre’s fans on her good side. This is her last ditch effort to remain “the good guy” of the show.

I think it’s very telling that Joe Gorga never shows any indication of supporting Tre on his twitter. His twitter is probably a more accurate representation of how Melissa and Joe REALLY feel about Tre as a whole.

Belle557 on February 29, 2012 at 2:12 am said:

I’m not buying this BS for a second. I think she is just realizing that Teresa is very popular & it’s not in her best interest to be hating her. She thought that she would come on the show and everyone would love Melissa, and support her music and she would be a big superstar – now she is finally realizing that her music is going to tank even harder if Teresa’s fans still think she is a nasty family destroying fake lil beach. If Mel were popular you can bet your last donut that she would not be talking like this, she would be in ever publication possible blabbing about how horrible Teresa has been.

I sincerely wish that this was a sign that things were getting better, but I truly believe Melissa is finally getting a clue that she made a total ass of herself and her husband, all at the expense of his family, and she is pretending to want things to be better because she knows that’s the only way she has a chance of getting anywhere.

Viewer Comments:

Ashley on May 11, 2012 at 8:29 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

If you go by the definition of “bully” (a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker) every single one of these ladies are bullies except maybe Kathy (she should stand up for her cousin more and walk away from the conversations about her cousin and her husband needs to just shut up). They bullied Danielle, Teresa tries to bully Jacqueline, and they all bully Teresa.

Let’s be real here though, Caroline is the “leader” of the group and she intimidates everyone into disliking the person she wants them to. Jacqueline was friends with Danielle until Caroline pretty much forced her to choose sides (didn’t she claim she doesn’t take sides though…hmmm…hypocrite anyone?)

Now she’s turned on Teresa who is not very eloquent so she can’t defend herself properly and has gotten everyone else to do so as well.

Don’t even get me started on Melissa who apparently was giving Danielle information about Teresa’s financial troubles behind her back and now goes around to TERESA’S friends and talks about THEIR issues.

Caroline’s children are bullies, Greg is a bully, Joe Guidice can be a bully, Joe Gorga is a bully (and a drunk may I add, he’s looking mighty puffy nowadays).

I believe Teresa has a good heart, I think she’s in survival mode, and I also think she feels extremely betrayed by Melissa and Kathy who came on the show to make her the villain (they need one of those on these shows), and now her friends have turned against her.

Shame on everyone on this show, with all the bullying going on with the kids in this world you would think they would have better role models on TV to teach them that it’s wrong. Shame on Bravo TV for letting it go for this long.

Kate on April 6, 2012 at 9:54 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I think that Teresa is pointing out the beginning of the end of her friendship with Jac by telling us about this jail article argument. I agree that there is no way that this is the ONLY reason. There definitely was something else at the fashion show that triggered Jac’s “mental breakdown.” Still, Teresa is under contract, so she might have been allowed to release that bit for viewers to get everyone riled up for the premiere, but there is more to the story and we’ll see it during Season 4 (and especially in Teresa’s blog which I hope she puts up, unedited by Bravo, on her own site).

As far as Caroline goes, I have said before how disappointed I am in her and how I now see the way she justifies her behavior toward others. She is, in one word, judgmental. She’s NOT the kind of person that I would want to be around. I think she is also giving herself a false facade of being in control of the people around her because she’s “Mama Manzo” or “Don Caroline”; she wears those names with pride. If everyone were to simply stop listening to her, following her, or doing what she says, she would fall apart. Now, that would make good TV. Let’s see people call Carolie the liar and hypocrite that she is to her face. I don’t know how she would handle it, but it would be great if she finally realized her flaws and worked on herself instead of bossing around others for a change.

And Jac….while I do think Caroline has some measure of control over her, I also just think she is not very bright. She just has a low IQ and there’s nothing she can do about it. She’s gonna catch on slowly and be easily manipulated because she doesn’t have the intelligence to legitimately question others and the world around her. I feel badly for Jac because she does seem to genuinely think that Teresa wronged her in some way. As it happens, the rest of the world just doesn’t see it. Every time Jac or anyone else tries to say what Teresa has done, their reasons don’t make sense or don’t make us react and say, “oh, well, then if she did that, I totally get it.” I know that’s the way some people react to the Gorga’s — there were those people who said Teresa seemed “mean” during Season 3, but then when they discover what the Gorga’s did to get on the show and all of that, they respond with, “oh, well, then if the Gorga’s did that, I totally get why Teresa was acting defensive and upset.” No one can react that way to the Teresa/Jac situation because Jac makes no sense – ever – and especially when she tries to justify her relationship with Tre falling apart.

ViewerfroMLI7 on April 24, 2012 on Caroline’s Bravo Blog:

Caroline, for the love of God, let it go! It’s completely out of hand. You & your grown children made derogatory comments all season long (S3), & yet you can’t accept an apology from her. I heard the words I’m sorry last night. For you to get involved in her families business & take sides with vile Joe Gorga is incredulous. Work on the problems within your own family first before butting in & putting your angry commentary. You need to take it down a couple notches. This should be a fun & entertaining show, not a full on 4 on 1 attack. Shame on all of you!

Submitted by New Beginnings on April 24, 2012 on Caroline’s Bravo Blog:.

Caroline, why do you always talk about loving your family and family values though you’re in the middle of Teresa’s family issues? You should take yourself out of the middle of their issues because it appears your stirring the conflict in their family. Think about Why you’re so involved. You’re too old for that!

cammierari on April 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Here’s what I think about Caroline: I think she never liked Teresa, but pretended to for the show. I think she always thought she was over the top and ditzy, but Caroline tolerated it. Then Melissa and Kathy were cast on the show, and they both kissed Caro’s ass, which the Don LOVED. The more M and K smooched up to Caro, the more she decided that Tre was wrong about them causing problems. And that’s when she started rolling her eyes in her talking heads when discussing Tre. I bet she started being more vocal at her dinner table with those obnoxious kids of hers, and they all knew it was open season on T, who they decided to make the butt of all their jokes-because they could – with Mama’s blessing.

Jac tried to hang on and stay friends with Tre, but she has a TERRIBLE track record being loyal to her ‘friends’, i.e. Danielle, Kim G etc. and eventually she gave it up and went along with Caroline.

Hopefully, the more the Don sees of Melissa, the more she will realize that Teresa was right – but I won’t hold my breath.

It seems that no one on that show believes that T has nothing but her family’s interest at heart with everything she does – even her brother is ascribing nasty ulterior motives to her actions..and that’s very sad.

jmm27 on April 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Cammerari…I agree with you 100%. I still can’t get over the fact that tha friggin boss lady Caro got in between the mess of Teresa and her family and totally switched sides (because Kathy & Mel kissed her big ass), but yet God forbid anyone say anything about her children – oh hell no, that can’t happen. Her control and overbearing ways with her so-called grown-up children is absolutely ridiculous! Chris doesn’t go to college, because Mama will take care of his every need…Lauren gets a store and freakin new car instead of Caro encouraging her to be independent and get a damn education.

The most appalling thing is that, during the previews for S4, Caro tells Melissa that Teresa is out to destroy their family! What??? Stay the hell out of family business, you witch. She sure doesn’t want anyone to get into hers…double standard here – resounding Yes!

I still say that the worst thing that occurred was Melissa, her ridiculously vile, dumb husband and Kathy, the phony, coming on this show knowing damn well what was going to happen. Who does that? Melissa will step on anyone’s shoes and do anything to get her time in the spotlight, and her husband is such a dumb ass not to see what his wife’s motives are.

As I’ve stated before, I doubt very much I will watch S4 and see Teresa ganged up again by this bunch of stark-raving lunatics. And, Jac, shut your damn stupid mouth already – you have not one brain cell in the botoxed up head of yours!

cammierari on April 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

The funny thing is, it seems that no one on the show knows who Teresa really is – even her brother. Instead of seeing her actions from the vantage point of her trying to keep her family drama private, they see it as Teresa trying to keep the spotlight on herself. She didn’t want her family on the show because she knew it would bring her family troubles out into the public. She TRIED to keep it private from the very first show that Melissa and Joe were on – the Christening – by going over and making nice, but oh no, Joe had to call her garbage, and Melissa had to blab about family tensions in her talking head. This is what they promised Bravo, and this is what they did – for a PAYCHECK and TV fame. I feel so sorry for Teresa, and in a strange way, I feel sorry for Joey too. He’s not the brightest bulb, and Melissa has completely turned his head.

Ugh….Over it. on April 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

At the end of the day I saw Jacqueline for who she really is. It is sad, but Ii use to really love Jacqueline until now. Teresa is NO angel, but one thing she is, is loyal. IF the issue doesn’t concern her….she doesn’t not stick her two cents in. I saw that on Celeb Apprentice. She loved Aubrey and loved Arsenio. When Arsenio went on his rant…Teresa DID NOT get involved. She was shocked she was scared…but she didn’t get in between their fight. Next week, when Lisa goes in on Arsenio…again Teresa did not get involved. During the reunion when discussing Ashley and Jax relationship…again Tre did not get into judging or commenting. She sat there and just listened. When Jax and Dina had their issues…she did the same thing. She didn’t get involved in their mess or bad mouth either one. She was there to listen and lend support.

I think Teresa is a reactor. IF someone is hurting her or says mean things about her, she will react. I think she is ultra defensive, but given her context, it makes sense. I don’t see her as someone who strikes FIRST…she is someone who strikes BACK. You hit her with a car…she will come after you will a hummer. lol.

Say What?? on May 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Teresa tried to warn them. I truly believe that’s why she didnt want them on the show. She knows all the rumors about Melissa and knew what would come out. She also was hit hard by the public after season 1 and has continued to take heat. She didn’t want that for her brother. But they all viewed it as jealousy because they just couldn’t imagine Teresa was speaking from the heart.

Karma’s A BITCH!!!! at AllAboutTRH on December 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm said:

Did anyone notice where Penny and Johnny were sitting [at the Posche Fashion Show in season 4]? Right next to the Housewive’s table and the next table was Kim D’s. I’m sure that was setup perfectly. Tables 1, 2, & 3. Wow!!!

Just looking at the photos and video I’ve realized that in no way shape or form is Melissa looking in Penny’s direction. Is she avoiding it? I believe so. How can you have VIP status and not acknowledge those sitting beside you especially when there’s history between the two?

My point is Melissa avoided Penny as she has done to all those that knew her prior to becoming a NJ Housewife because of the scandalous past she had. From the dancing, “partying”, what she did for “partying” supply, what her and her sisters did for free rooms in AC, shore-house sexcapades, favors performed for implants, stalking those with money, public bathroom sex, and not to mention the so-called affair. I am not making any accusations, but all this gathered from tweets made by all.

If all is said to be true and comes out in S5 or before, Joe would be demoralized not only to the public, but more importantly to his family. Melissa needs to prepare or mind fuck Joe if any of it is true because it won’t be pretty with the shock factor. Teresa warned them about the show and what it can create. What it’s creating now is Karma for Melissa and ratings for Bravo.

Melissa, you can have many dinners and drinks with producers, but they can care less about you. They care about ratings and if Penny can bring any of type of truth to the comments posted, like it or not, she’s the next NJ Housewife. Ratings means everything to the show. Let’s face it, Melissa might play innocent, but there must be some truth to these rumors and Bravo Producers will eat it up.


Marydee on May 14, 2012 at 12:55 am said at AllAboutTRH.com:

I totally understand what Teresa is trying to stay. By now we know she is not a good communicator. I have a sister. I tell her all my personal business. I don’t expect her to run and tell her husband everything I tell her. Melissa has sisters she can confide in, which I am sure she does confide things about her life, including her marriage.

I think what Teresa is trying to say is that Joe Famewhorga is her only brother, and she told him everything from the time they were little. Once he married Mrs. Famewhorga, perhaps Joe told her everything Teresa confided to him. Mrs. Famewhorga probably used all of it against her. Teresa is telling her brother she feels she can no longer confide in him as a brother, because he doesn’t want him telling his wife everything she confides to him about, just like I’m sure Melissa tells her sisters things in confidence between siblings, not for her sisters to run and tell their husbands.

Teresa does not want Melissa knowing her innermost heartfelt feelings, because Melissa has no respect for Teresa, and as shown in real life, will take Teresa’s heartfelt feelings that she confided to her brother and use them against Teresa and blab them to America. That’s why Teresa feels she no longer has a brother.

Look what Melissa has already done to her life – why would she want her to know every detail of her life? Teresa feels she lost her best friend and confidant. Yes, he has a family. He married Melissa, Teresa did not marry Melissa. From day one Melissa probably made Joe choose. She probably pleaded to know everything Teresa would tell him, under the circumstance that she was his wife. What a shame is all I can say.

nyborn on May 14, 2012 said at Bravo’s Message Board:

Melissa. I know there are a lot of fans of Melissa, but I do see her as a passive/agressive woman who knows too well how to push Theresa’s buttons. That “I’m not high maintenance” comment was a perfect example. She is cunning and calculating and her “innocence” when the camera is upon her is disgusting. Granted, there are issues between her and Theresa, but there needs to be boundaries, at least when it comes to speaking to the camera. It is a well-known fact that M and her husband wanted on the show in the worst way–and I’m beginning to believe it WAS to chop the Tree down. I’m not too crazy about Theresa’s brother Joe either. I think any guy that has to talk about his “poison” and feels the need to constantly make sexual remarks and insinuate about his and Melissa’s love life means there is a shortcoming somewhere..and I mean short comming in every sense of the word!

Reality T.V. Junkee (formerly Yes, I agree) says on May 15, 2012 at 11:51 am at LynnNChicago:

Why is Caroline in everyone’s business? I didn’t like Danielle, but I think it’s unfair that D lost her job because Caroline said she wouldn’t come back if D (according to her testimony in the id and Bravo chose the Manzo’s although Dina forged her husbands signature. Why would bravo want anything to do with Dina after that? She has been on WWHL and is going to be on an upcoming episode. Dina is a Manzo, she feels like she is untouchable, that is why she signed her Ex’s name for Lexi to be permitted to film. I heard that Dina’s ex contacted Danielle and asked if her ex husband had to sign for the girls to be filmed. Think about it, what would make Danielle think, “oh, Dina didn’t tell her ex” them two didn’t even talk. For Caroline to cry like she did at the reunion was ridiculous. They think laws don’t apply to them. They think since you have an apt setting above your business that qualifies you to be on the water board and get GRADE A health insurance.

Jac, she just needs to stop. Things like this http://i49.tinypic.com/2dj8ho0.jpgshould not be discussed. of course we love it, but I wouldn’t tell Jac my secrets. Look here she shows texts from Teresa. http://twicsy.com/i/PvMBQ
Yes, Teresa is a bitch this season and last. But, I have to put my self in her situation for just a hot minute. Understand that this makes NO excuse for her behavior, just an understanding where some of Teresa’s anger comes from.

She said in her blog that when she signed up to do the show, she thought she would be doing it with her friends, not family.

Many of us get up set when other HW copy Bethenny or others. Cough, Koo Koo Kell.

Just imagine, your feuding with your cousin, brother and sis N law. You get on a T.V. show, it becomes popular then you are hearing that these people are befriending someone you don’t get along with, “Danielle” (I do think Melissa contacted her, again, Danielle didn’t live by them so how would she know them? Yes, Kim G. BUT how did KIM G. know them?) You have to remember that the Gorga’s live there, so they know when they’re filming etc. and been to events, like the house party where Kim G. was at in early Season 2. I think Tree was celebrating her house lol? Anyhow, then you’re hearing that Mel & Joe is basiclly begging Bravo or the Production Co. to get on the show with the promise to bring drama and Kathy joins as well.

Now, I understand, okay, they have a right to “apply” but why would you “apply by begging bravo” in a way in order to get fame or good opportunities (kathy) when you know you and your family member that’s already on the show don’t talk. To say that they wanted to mend their relationship is B.S. You don’t do that with camera’s in front of you. DO you know how many people are in a film crew?

Before some of you reply negative to me, really think about I’m saying. Yes, Tree is an idiot and Joe Giudice is the biggest P.O.S.

Here is some excerpts from Melissa’s blogs last season:

1 st blog

“Anyway, my life is pretty crazy right now. I’ve had so many incredible opportunities come my way and met wonderful people. I am so grateful! However, this first episode has left me with many sleepless nights and lots of tears. My heart is broken for my son after the events of his christening. It was extremely hard for me to watch, and I wanted to quit the show as soon as I saw it. I will do reality TV as long as it makes me happy and I am enjoying it. The second it puts a strain on my marriage or my children, ciao. Period!”

Yeah right. lol

“Some of you may be very confused right now. You may be thinking, “Teresa has a brother?” Before all the press, you probably didn’t know we existed, did you? Well here we are!”

WOW! Now looking back, what a witch!

WindyCityWondering says on May 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm at LynnNChicago:

Looking back to the beginning – Teresa never talked poorly about her brother or SIL. Joe Guidice didn’t talk negatively about her brother or SIL either. Any scenes with their parents were respectful and showed Teresa taking over the traditions of their families and worrying about her parents’ health. We also know that Joey and Melissa were invited to events and Bravo chose not to include them.

Mrs. Peabody says on May 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm at LynnNChicago:

I don’t remember her even talking about them but then none of the other housewives ever talk about their extented family either (or at least are never shown on their series talking about them) so I don’t know where J and M come up with she hide them away. They were a non-issue in this show. That’s why I asked earlier if Joe G was ever shown in the earlier seasons talking about any of the other cast members so negatively, I think he is fed up with the way they treat and have treated his wife over the years and that is why all the rude comments about them. He is isn’t doing anything different than Richie does except he goes after all them and Richie and the others only go after Teresa. Yet he is the one every says is the horrible person. Go figure.

Cartwheels says on May 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm at LynnNChicago:

Can you imagine the outrage of Caroline if Teresa even dares to look at Lauren sideways? Lauren and the other two can make any kind of comments about Teresa Joe, her children, their finances, their marriage life, etc, but God forbids if Teresa says that she doesn’t want her daughters to work on a stripper car wash, all heck breaks lose.

Obvious on May 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

The thing is, Jac is writing this horse rap as if it’s FACT when, in reality, it’s just Jac’s assumptions on why things are so. She doesnt know and doesn’t have all if the answers, so this is typical Jac trying to put the pieces together, whether it’s true or not. She thinks the viewers will assume its true because she is closest to the cast, but remember, Teresa doesn’t like talking about her business. So Teresa may have said a few things here and there, but not enough to reveal the root of the problems the Giudices/Gorgas have. She is making up stuff to plant seeds in OUR heads and also to fill in the blanks for her own peace of mind since her and the rest of the cast are confused what the real problem is.

I think it started out between a brother and sisters love and change of dynamics once they both got married, BUT Mel is a major TOOL, so it escalated to Mel getting involved and dragging her wretched family with her and thus taken things way too far as we see right now.

Say What?? on May 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

None of this should be playing out on TV and Jac should not be sticking her nose in their family business. I don’t think Teresa would do that to her or anyone else. What gives Jac the right? She wasn’t even a part of this episode because she wanted to make damn sure Teresa had no support when they attacked her at a pool party with her children. Grrr! Next week Jac goes after a child. She needs a hobby that will keep her too busy to worry about what’s going on in other people’s lives.

Littlegoobie on May 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I have been waiting and waiting for Jac to say what T did to HER that ended the friendship but all I have read so far is her taking defense for people she has only known for a year but this blog has opened my eyes a little.
Jac sees herself in Melissa because of how she feels about Dina.

I have to say though no matter what issues Dina did or did not have with Jac I NEVER saw Dina be rude or trash talk her on S1 or S2.

Though I did not watch the show I read that Jac compared her relationship with Melissa to Teresea relationship to Dina and I totally disagree.

Dina and Teresa were friends before Teresea and Jac. There was no way T could take a side when things went down because she was ALREADY friends with both. But you NEVER saw her get in the middle and try and show Dina or Jac the error of their ways with their fight. She stayed out of it and stayed a friend to both.

On the other side Jac met Melissa through Teresea while she knew what issues they had and even went out of her way to befriend Melissa (offering to give tips on filming) When my friends have issues with people I don’t know I DON’T GO BEFRIEND that person!! Even if I don’t agree with my friends issues with the other person. I won’t be mean to that other person but I keep a HUGE distance from them so my TRUE friend will never have to question my loyalty.

And while I agree with some of the things Jac said about the demise of Teresea and Joe’s relationship I 100% disagree with her praise session to Melissa.

JoJoLaMa on May 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

That’s a fair analysis, Little, but I still tend to think Caroline pulls Jac’s strings. Jac really seems like a borderline personality whose “strings” are pretty easily “pulled” by a dominant control freak like Caroline. Remember, Caroline too, has big problems with Dina and Caroline’s the SISTER, not the sister-in-law, like Jac. I could be wrong about this, but I think Caroline had problems with Dina before Jac did, or it came on the heels of it. Jac didn’t really have independent issues with Dina, they were tied up in Caroline’s. Or if she did, she didn’t let them manifest until Caroline started arguing with and ultimately got estranged from, Dina. Plus, even IF Jac had issues with Dina right from the get-go, as she now appears to be claiming, she PUNCHED CAROLINE IN THE FACE – so, um, she had a few “issues” with her too! I think that whole family is crazy dysfunctional and Dina keeping her distance probably has less to do with specific incidents and more to do with just trying to keep her sanity. She probably learned after years and years that distancing herself from them completely or almost completely was the only way that was going to happen.

mari on May 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I think it is insane to defend a couple who came on thier sister/sil show to destroy her and her family. I don’t believe teresa is jealous of her brother’s marriage, i think it is the other way around. I think melissa was jealous of joe and teresa’s relationship. Melissa herself said she is possessive of joe and after melissa married joey when teresa tried to make her feel apart of her family (she said she always wanted a sister and thought melissa would be like a sister) melissa would never return her phone calls and wanted nothing to do with teresa. Basically the gold digger got what she wanted, she just didn’t want the family that came along with it, that is until the family got on a tv show, then suddenly she became obsessed with teresa.

Kristina on May 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

First off…I barely watch anymore. Prior to this season….I ALWAYS religiously watched ever week and now I just flip back and forth and catch a scene here or there. Why….because it’s do damn depressing and frustrating. I get no pleasure anymore from watching….it simply angers me.

Bringing this personal family feud to the show has ruined the show….Bravo was wrong. Every families have problems and feuds at one time or another….and in most cases, there is no right or wrong side. family feuds are usually visions cycles of he said she said and tit for tat. Noone can ever truly pin point who started it making a fair resolution almost impossible. In most cases, the best advise for families who want to rectify their lives, is to simply forget about it…agree to disagree and just start over.

This is why I blame Melissa, Joe, Kathy and Rich for the terrible turn this show has taken and for the escalation of their family feud. Yes, Bravo asked them to be on the show knowing there was drama….while I think Bravo should not have gone there…they’re a company and they want ratings. It isn’t their responsibility to protect a family. But it is Melissa, Joe, Kathy and Rich’s. this is their family…they knew why they were brought onto the show…they knew it was to air their dirty laundry to bring up the ratings….and they CHOSE to exploit their family problems for fame. It’s that simple.

I don’t care what Teresa has said on the show about them. they came on for the wrong reasons, and Teresa said that right from the beginning. It wasnt the fact that they joined, it’s WHY they joined. And for the Manzo’s and Laurita’s to NOT see that….is beyond me.

Based in that fact alone….both Jac and Caroline should have NEVER gotten involved in ANY capacity. They should not have befriended Melissa and Kathy. I’m not saying that they should have argued with them either on Tereasa behalf….no of course not. But they were Teresas friends, and they should have just stayed out of it….they could have been polite to Melissa and Kathy, but there was no reason for all the chumminess that went on. Since when do ones friends attend parties with said friends family members. I would never do that to a friend, even if I thought my friend was wrong. I would talk to my friend and be there and try to help her, but I wouldnt start hanging out with the family member she was fighting with. I wouldn’t fight for her, but I certaintly wouldn’t fight against her either.

Jac and Caroline are wrong. They’re involvement is wrong….they don’t belong in this equation. noone does….not the media, the fans, NOONE. this is all wrong….and it’s about time someone make Melissa and co take responsibility for their actions. Even though, I don’t agree with the a lot of what T says, I realize she wouldn’t being saying these things if those family members would have stayed the hell off the show. They opened this can of worms, and now they want to crucify Teresa. It’s sickening.

JoJoLaMa on May 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I think the Manzo/Laurita clan ” sees it” – I think they know exactly what Mel/JoeGo/Kathy/Rich are doing. They just don’t care because they have a common cause/goal – destroy Teresa.

It’s been well-documented and discussed and somewhat recently confirmed by Jacqueline that Caroline always thought she’d be the one to publish the cookbook and get rich from it OR the Manzo/Laurita clan would publish a “family one”. Well, no publisher was interested. Caroline’s Plan B – Advice-Giving career bombed out. Caroline lobbied to be on Celebrity Apprentice, but the producers didn’t want her – they wanted Teresa. She tried “designing” handbags, again, flop. Some reports say The Brownstone has started to flounder or at least got NO bump from the show, as they no doubt thought it would. Other than some moderate success (which is no doubt going to be fleeting) with BLK water, which lets face it, is due almost completely to Albie going around to stores and smiling at the girls who show up, NO ONE, no publisher, show producer, product manufacturer, radio station is interested in what Caroline is selling.

I think that is the seed that started the Tree hate. It grew with Dina staying friends with Teresa after she and Caroline became estranged and probably culminated with the Punta Cana incident. ” OMG, Teresa is being mean to poor Mel and Joe!” is just an excuse. Caroline thinks she’s high and mighty. Other than the current situation she finds herself in – needing allies in her Take Down Tree campaign, in what universe would Caroline ever stoop to hang out with a delusional, UNtalented, ex-stripper and a guy who acts like a monkey and has been accused of gang rape and whose finances are a house of cards?

Belle557 on May 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I think maybe Jac’s heart may be in the right place, and she may honestly believe that she is giving out good advice, but just like with Danielle she has had the wool pulled over her eyes by Melissa. Melissa is just smarter than Danielle and got Caroline too. Teresa said there is a lot of history between her brother, Melissa and herself and Jac and her other “friends” should have trusted Teresa and had her back. If the viewers can see the fakeness and instigating going on in just a few clips why are Caroline and Jac so oblivious to it? It just makes it seem like the rumors are true.. they are jealous of Teresa and want to knock her down. Misery loves company. As soon as Teresa’s book came out that’s when the tables started to turn – suddenly Caroline, the previous biggest contributor to off-handed digs made in humor, is offended by Teresa making jokes? So I can’t help but believe they resent Teresa for her successes – right down to *someone* starting a rumor that Caroline was asked first for apprentice and suggested Teresa… ( LOVED it when they publicly denied ever asking Caroline LOL)

Jac says Teresa wants Joe to put her up on a pedestal.. ? WHAT? #1) There is no reason why Teresa AND Melissa can’t have their own “pedestals” where Joe is concerned, he can love and admire his sister AND love & adore his wife. Those are two different types of love and #2) Teresa is on a public pedestal where her fans and supporters adore her and Melissa seems intent on knocking her off it.

Why don’t they shut up about Teresa? Seriously… is Teresa the only one too busy to sit around and yammer about all the stupid details? Is she the only one with a life on the show?

We aren’t stupid – we all know WHY Melissa & Joe came on the show – under the promise to “bring the drama” to Teresa. Bravo would not have been interested in them if they weren’t – because to be honest they are BORING without Teresa. That hasn’t changed – they came on a show to attack Joes sister on national television. SICK. I can’t imagine how awful his parents feel… my gosh. What a horrible horrible thing to do.

Jac – did you forget why they came on the show? Why not fix your own family before you start yammering about how Teresa can fix hers.

gessiewtf says on May 16, 2012 at 10:06 am at thechirpingtwit.wordpress.com

I think Joe Guidice is deliberately giving the middle finger to Bravo Andy every time he opens his mouth. He’s not going to play the game. If they want to make him out to be a horrible jerk, then he is going to give them everything they want and more. Because he does not care one whit what anybody thinks of him. He sees what is going down. He sees the attack on his family by the Bravo producers and the cast. And he is giving them enough rope to hang themselves with. (Sorry Russell. No pun intended.) But that is what Bravo would love, isn’t it? Joe to go to jail and Teresa to take a handful of pills? Can you imagine the ratings. This is the stuff that Andy dreams about at night. That and having a threesome with Albie and Joey.

Annah on May 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

No surprise. I remember during RHNY reunion during the Jill and Bethenny fight, Andy said to Jill ‘So you guys were REALLY in a fight’ and she said ‘YES, it was REAL’. I was thinking, why would he question that, are the fights sometimes fake? I thought Bravo encouraged certain grudges between cast mates and they play it out… sometimes leading to REAL resentments. I think the fight between Jill and Bethenny became REAL, more real that even Andy knew. So, for Jacquelyn’s mother to say this is NO surprise to me. I think they wanted everyone on the Teresa hate train and THAT is why they brought on Joey and Melissa. They don’t care if it is real or fake hate, as long as it comes across. I think the ‘hate’ for Teresa is REAL, except from Jacquelyn and Kathy. Kathy always looks like she HAS to say something horrible and doesn’t really want to.

Calzoned on May 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

They ALL need to own their actions…but two examples come to mind where Teresa was accused of attacking Kathy when Kathy was the one to approach Teresa and push her buttons in public settings; The B’stone Posche Fashion show and at the Gorga’s “charity” Christmas party. Kathy knows Teresa — so she knew what her reaction would be to having her buttons pushed! I wouldn’t have been as “civil” as Teresa if one of my cousins kept trying to draw me out in public, and on television (!!) instead of in private. I think Teresa reacted — and got blamed for being the aggressor time after time, last season and from what I’m reading about this season.

JoJoLaMa on May 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I remember that Calzoned – Kathy kept saying over and over again” NO REALLY. I hope you’re doing well!”. Teresa would say ” Thanks Kath, you too.” and attempt to walk away. Then Kathy would come back at her again. ” NO NO REALLLLY I hope you’re doing WELL.” Teresa finally said “Okay, whatever Kath. Merry Christmas.” and walked away. Which caused Kathy to scream, curse and cry in the bathroom with Rich. She also got sh*t going at the Brownstone and her little pool party in this past week’s episode. Teresa firmly said “NO. I don’t want to discuss this here ( in front of cameras) with my kids here.” and Kathy wouldn’t leave it alone. That’s her role on the show – sh*t stirrer. Actually, I think Caroline is the ultimate sh*t stirrer, but she’s very behind-the-scenes. Kathy is the one who’s given the job of actually approaching Teresa in public places to provoke reactions.

Reality_Andrea on May 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm said:

JoJoLama was SPOT on – can’t stand that slimy troublemaker Kathy or her forever insulting husband. How dumb do they think we are??? He is always negative & foul to Teresa & no one mentions it in their blogs that he shouldn’t have spoken like that & Teresa says one bad word & they all cry about it.

Janie G on May 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

We saw how Caroline kept goading Melissa at the solstice party regarding Teresa; even before they got there she was pretty relentless keeping things stirred up. So, just imagine what she must be like to Jacqueline in the privacy of their homes — Jaq is not in Melissa’s league and I think all of this has really gotten to her, and she has lost a lot of any niceness she ever had.

Submitted by CN on May 16, 2012 on Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog:

I have a few issues with this season, but I won’t go into everything. The one thing that is really bothering me is the double standards. I don’t get how a text message to Joe Guidice that “wasn’t for Teresa’s eyes” (but she just so happened to see), and Teresa telling her brother face to face that clearly wasn’t for Melissa’s ears, are two different things? Joe Gorga is not in the right for sending that text message. To the same extent that Joe Gorga tells his wife (as he should) everything, so should Joe Guidice. They’re both in the wrong, and I think everyone should just stop with the double standards. It is clear how everyone is just trying to pin everything on Teresa, and it’s quite sickening. I almost don’t want to watch anymore because of that.

I’m also betting everyone blames the argument in the last episode on Teresa, even though Joe started everything. But of course, he can walk away and yell demaning things to Teresa, because everything he does is meant in the best positive way. Had Teresa done the same thing, everyone would have said she had the intent to hurt. I know there are a lot we don’t see, but I’m judging by what we do see (and no, not by what will happen later in the season. I won’t “wait for it”) and what we do see is everyone finding another scape goat that will bring the rest of the group together!

With that said, I still like you as the favorite housewife. You do have your head in a great place, and try to do what’s best for everyone. But these are points that I think needed to be adressed, and I just wish everyone would take that into consideration and see BOTH sides of things. It’s not just either or, they’re both in the wrong and that SHOULD be adressed in all of your blogs, in my opinion.

Submitted by dee from fla on May 16, 2012 on Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog:

Yes Jax… Poor Melissa and Joe try so hard to work out the family problems with Teresa. Then there is her sweet cousin Kathy and her darling husband Richie, so supportive, like when he threw Teresa cookbook in the garbage or say Burn the Bitch at the stake.

Well these wonderful people care so much for Teresa and her family then decided to come on a reality show and threw her under the bus…YEP and Carolina and you are driving that very bus.

Teresa would never do that to her family….Hell, Caroline would never do that to your family.

Submitted by slyDenk on May 16, 2012 on Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog:

Jacqueline, WOW! You couldn’t be more off. Do you think we are stupid, or do you actually think because you write it, we will believe it.

Teresa spoke about her problems, absolutely.You guys (the pack) used them to rip her to shreds. Twisting and turning the knife. And Teresa wasn’t smiling when Joe was talking. You are so spineless Jaqueline, I mean really. You read that in Melissa’s blog and then confirmed it. She was uncomfortable. You guys are getting really pathetic now, it’s almost funny. Now you are slamming Dina.? Wow, Caroline just turns everything she touches into crap.

And actually, I’m surprised Joe didn’t say more. After everything you woman have done to Teresa, having to watch his wife take an in-house attack so Melissa could be famous for a whole year. I wish he had said more.

Jacqueline, I know you know exactly what Melissa has been doing–I know it! I’m just wondering inside, do you justify it now because your jealousy has moved to hatred? There is really no other explanation.

Melissa reminds me of that famous saying “Not only must I succeed, but my friends must fail as well.” What Joe and Melisa have done to his sister is disgusting and unforgivable. Don’t question our intelligence pretending it is anything but. All for fame. Melissa sat in a jealous stupor for the years because Teresa was on this show, and she simmered and simmered until she had a chance to slither in.

We watched her play you all like a fiddle Jacqueline, a fiddle. I finally thought you had smartened up, then enter Melissa. Hate to tell you but she is the reason Black Water will never work. Why do you think Teresa sells, sells, sells. We love Teresa, and we hate what you’ve all done to her. Melissa will never be a pop star– “we” won’t let her. We will put Teresa on the best seller list every time she wants it!

Get on the right team and you’ll skyrocket. Never happen till you do the right thing. The bad guys never win. Don’t you wonder why Teresa’s ventures are embraced? GIVE TERESA HER OWN SHOW!

RealHousewifeVA says May 18, 2012 at 11:10 am on LynnNChicago:

Melissa’s way of getting onto the show was to let production know that she has issues with Teresa and she is willing to expose it. I don’t need proof of this- it was obvious from the minute her name came out of Danielle’s mouth at the reunion. And for that, regardless of what Melissa is trying to achieve with the newfound fame now, I don’t blame Teresa for harboring ill feelings for the fact that her own family was willing to publicize a private family fighting in order to seek fame.

Money is the root of all evil, and that is the proof of it.

And NO, I promise you that I would NEVER sell out my sister and promise a network to take her down, just to get on TV. Especially if they are already as rich as they pretend to be. I have no desire to destroy my family so I could dress like a slut and sing at nightclubs. That’s just me. Please don’t claim to know what all us “teresa defenders’ would do.

old NJ girl says on May 17, 2012 at 12:08 PM at StoopidHousewives:

Here is my problem with the producers of the Wendy Show, RHONJ and I am sure other TV shows. Wendy’s producer is professing her love all things Wakilie on her twitter TL. She has been hanging out at Kathys house with the whole family. There are pictures of the Wakilies with the producer on her TL. Here is Wendy’s producers twitter account https://twitter.com/#!/MarigoPR go see for yourself. Better hurry thought because last year when I said something about the producers of RHONJ and the cast hanging out with they all made their twitter accounts private. Funny I could still see that the tweets were going back and forth.

Submitted by Kate09 on May 23, 2012 on Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog:

Jacqueline, you are in no position to be telling people how to raise their kids. Oh. My. God. Your blog is, again, WRONG on so many levels. I find it “laughable” that you just can’t help yourself but to CONTINUE to tear down at Teresa week after week in an effort to expose how “fake” she is to the viewers. Also, if Teresa is doing sh– behind the scenes and doesn’t “leave a trail to her and her true feelings” then for heaven’s sake, take some pointers from her on how to do that because I, for one, am SO SICK OF YOUR DRIVEL!

Belle557 on May 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

I’ve always said that Jac was a good person who was either brainwashed or easily manipulated/swayed/influenced by others. As of today I no longer think Jac is a good person at all.

Any adult that insults a child via a blog is not a good person. Any adult that laughs reading a book that is making a child cry is not a good person. Jac frequently stomps off locks herself in a wine cellar/bathroom/closet crying and throwing a temper tantrum over her out of control daughter and she actually thinks no one is going to laugh when she says that Teresa’s essentially has no control of her own children?

Maybe if Gia would have called Jac a Effing b***h and rolled her eyes and said ” I like don’t even want to talk to you like right now” and “You’re like just so like stupid” lthen Jac would have felt a little more at home and thought everything was fine.

R on May 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Jack the wino was drunk when she was reading a baby book to Gia. Also jack is such an immature person I can’t stand to see that blow fish on TV anymore, and clown face Don Caro, skank Meho and her steroid husband monkey, Kathy and her simple minded husband bubba lol

JoJoLaMa on May 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Jacqueline – Cause we know you read these blogs – Lets just say for the record we all think Teresa Giudice is the WORST PERSON WHO EVER LIVED. She stole your business opportunities, she’s mean to Melissa and her brother, she alone, is responsible for the Punta Cana incident, she’s been a terrible friend, she has horrible daughters, she’s a bad mother, a bad wife, a criminal, a liar, manipulative…lets see, did we cover everything? Oh, no, she’s ugly too! Ok, now the whole viewing audience is on YOUR SIDE – you’ve convinced us! So you can now get on with YOUR life, k? You’re free!

Oh and P.S. – We know and totally believe the rest of you ladies are all exemplary parents who’ve raised perfect children, have spotless, pure pasts, have perfect marriages, and have no legal or financial troubles!

Capile on May 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:

Personally, I bet that every time Ashlee said something disrespectful, Jac had a meltdown, screamed and cried, told her she gave up her whole life for her and she’s a disappointment, called the Manzos in to rip her apart and call her dumb or fat, and then kicked the kid out of the house. I don’t care that you’re 5–get out! I’ve never seen someone so immature and oversensitive. She never got the memo that once you have kids, you have to stop acting like a child and let them act like children. I think that’s a large part of why Ashlee doesn’t respect Jac, Jac is such a drama queen and everything is always about her and her easily hurt feelings.

hoolie on May 28, 2012 at 9:00 am said at AllAboutTRH.com

Drama is entertaining, but hate is not. There is a difference between drama and bullying.

And now Caroline is just exhibiting venom and hate. The Danielle debacle was presented in season 1 in a way that the viewers were swayed to ‘understand’ why she went after her so hard. A criminal past could be seen as plausible to go after someone with such fervor.

In season 2 it started to unravel and look more like bullying, but Danielle added fuel to Caroline’s reasoning when she attempted to be all “Gangster” with her toughie talking heads and that goon-ish Danny.

Teresa was a bad target for her to go after. Teresa has shown herself to be nothing but a happy go lucky, goofy gal. Cracks me up that after 3 seasons, that all of the sudden, Teresa is now some genius schemer of diabolical nature that Caroline and Jacqueline are now claiming her to be. NOT.

Anyway – like you said, drama is one thing, bullying (and an adult bullying a child), and pure hatred and venom is something else.

AXE HER BRAVO – sick of the ‘hatefest’ that is the Manzo Clan.

Submitted by PAHousewife25 on May 22, 2012 on Kathy’s Bravo Blog:

Kathy, if you truely want peace in your family why don’t you start by shutting up your husband…He is a trouble maker and I think you like it…You hear him say horrible comments belittling your cousin and you laugh or ignore it…shame on you…You are phony…And it’s obvious.

SantaFeWay on June 11, 2012 said at Reality Tea:

I cannot understand what Teresa’s friends and family do not understand about her behavior. They all say she’s fake because she pretends everything is fine when everyone knows she’s going through hardship both financially and personally (her husband being accused of infidelity). I don’t see Teresa as being fake. I think she is humiliated by all that’s happened to her life and she’s trying to do her best to keep her family and marriage together. She doesn’t want to discuss it on camera. Even though she’s on a reality show, and it’s the best means for her to make decent money, she is uncomfortable putting all this humiliation on screen to be replayed umpteen times, reminding everyone watching of her family’s failures.

I see Teresa as the epitome of keeping a stiff upper lip and getting down to the business of providing for her family when her husband clearly cannot. Joe Guidice is a mess…drinking too much, seemingly not working steadily, maybe philandering on the side, being belligerant and demeaning, etc. Teresa made the decision she was done being the victim of Joe’s bad choices and she went out and made a name for herself beyond Housewives. I think she should be commended for it. I can’t blame her for not wanting pity and for not wanting to keep bringing attention to the problems in her life. She seems to want to avoid on camera discussions about it and I think I would behave the same way. I’m sure she sheds many tears over the way her life has changed since the legal problems. She just doesn’t want to cry in front of Bravo cameras, whose viewers will surely pick her apart no matter what she does. And, realistically, she knows she is culpable to some degree for not knowing what was happening with her husband’s business. I get the sense she regrets this, cannot do anything about it now, and knows the best she can do for herself and her family is to step up to the plate and do her best to protect the children and stay loyal to their father.

People are quick to call her dumb and clueless. I think she’s bright enough to know who and where she is and what she needs to do to set things right. Caroline and Jacqueline are irrelevant, really. And Melissa and Kathy clearly sold themselves to Bravo as the ones to create drama with Teresa. Who knows? Maybe they’re on the series to help her after all since it seems they’re making her a sympathetic character, at least to me.

Knock knock.

Melissa: Who’s there?

Karma BITCH!!!!!


  1. September 4, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    GREAT!!! I missed the update on this one! Brilliant!

    • September 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM

      I forgot to note that I updated the article, so I just did. Thanks for letting me know you missed it or else I wouldn’t have realized I forgot to note the update.

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