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The Gorgas Claim They Sold Their Home; Is Joe Gorga Broke and Facing Bankruptcy?; Does He Really Pay His Bills?; Joe Gorga Has a Negative Net Worth of $1.5 Million (Updated 11/11/2014)

October 9, 2012


UPDATES 2014: Read Joe and Melissa Gorga Are Not Building a New Home in Franklin Lakes (Updated 11/16/2014), plus read the last two comments in that blog post for 2014 updates.

UPDATE August 20, 2013: RadarOnline reported that the Gorgas sold their home for the asking price of $3.8 million; however, the tabloid consistently misreports, so the information is questionable. In fact, they reported that the Gorgas only paid $950,000 for the mansion, but that’s what they paid for the lot in 2007 (they paid cash, per Melissa) – they took out a $2,250,000 construction loan in 2008 to build the mansion, and later converted it to a regular mortgage loan in the amount of $2,185,199. In October 2012, they extracted $500,000 in equity in a cash-out refinance, probably to pay off their shore house, which was tied to the mortgage loan on their mansion. Us Weekly, aligned with Bravo to promote the Gorgas, also reported on the sale.

“Bad week for Melissa Gorga. Out of $. Home being foreclosed. Forced into (nice) rental & news that she cheated on Joe while married.” – Enty Lawyer ‏(@entylawyerm), February 2, 2013, Twitter

“Why don’t you pay your bills… you have to borrow money every week from people.” – Joe Giudice to Joe Gorga during part 3 of the season 4 reunion special

It is estimated that Joe Gorga’s net worth is a negative $1.5 million because of the depressed value of his real estate holdings (they are mortgaged to the hilt and the loan amounts are more than the properties are worth).

Melissa’s desire for fame started way before Bravo ever came to NJ. She was interested in the HW shows all the way back to the original OC. When Teresa was cast in the NJ series in 2008 [Bravo first approached her in 2007], let me tell you that the explosion should have been heard around the world. From that day, even before filming began, Melissa and Joe did all they could to tell everyone that Bravo chose the wrong NJ HW. I couldn’t believe the things they said about Teresa — how could a brother stoop so low?They are broke. The house was built as a ‘spec’ house and was NOT their real home. As soon as their campaign to get Mel on the show worked, they moved to the spec house and conveniently never told the bank. I tried to tell people not to trust Melissa, but everyone has to find out for themselves I guess. – Regan, May 6, 2012, RealityTea.com

Joe and Melissa Gorga’s mansion, which they built in 2008-2009, is officially for sale…AGAIN — trying to sell your home in a housing slump is a good indicator that you are in over your head.

During season 3, Melissa claimed that Joe surprised her on Christmas with house plans and built the mansion for her as her ‘dream house.’ This was a lie. It was built as a spec home to sell for profit, but the market crashed and they weren’t able to sell it for what Joe was asking… they were living in it while it was officially under construction (construction loan v. mortgage loan) to give the appearance of wealth so that Bravo would cast them.

The Gorgas put their 16-room, 13,500-SF, 6 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath mansion with 4-car garage on 2.24 acres back on the market in May 2012, this time listing it for $3.8 million (it was listed for $4.1 million in 2010 but was pulled off the market when the Gorgas signed their Bravo contract in September 2010). [The construction loan was $2.2 million — they are hoping to sell it for $3.8 million in a depressed market.]

They also had their 3 bedroom, 2 bath ‘shore house’ in Toms River, NJ (which they purchased in 2005 for $450,000) on the market for $520,000, but removed it from the MLS on September 15, 2012.

On May 12, 2012, Melissa told RealityAired that they put their shore house on the market every winter — they want the viewers to believe that they been trying to sell it every winter for six years, yet it was spring, going on summer, and it was still on the market through August 2012, so that story doesn’t add up. Plus, according to Zillow, the shore house has not been for sale every winter; it’s only been for sale once, starting August 2011 (summer, not winter).

They purchased their shore home on May 5, 2005, near the peak of the real estate bubble, for $450,000.

Melissa Gorga stated on WWHL, on July 8, 2012, that she and Joe removed their shore house from the market even though they just received a full price offer on it the past weekend. However, as of July 31, 2012, it was still listed as “active” on Realtor.com, so she lied, again (it was removed from the market on September 15, 2012). Plus, she indirectly admitted that she lied during season 3 when she said Joe surprised her on Christmas Eve with plans for her dream house (their primary residence that they’ve been trying to sell since it was built), saying on WWHL that the house is a ‘flip.’

The Gorgas had a $2.25 million balloon payment due in July 2012; however, they refinanced their home in 2011, which converted the balloon payment into a regular mortgage payment of approximately $12,000 a month.

See the listing information for the mansion at Trulia and more photos here.

“I honestly believe most of them go on this franchise because they’re in serious debt and will air their dirt for the money in hopes it leads to more wealth. I’ll bite that Joe and Melissa might be upgrading to their dream McMansion in Franklin Lakes. BUT why would they sell the shore house that Melissa loves so much and allows her to be closer to her family? IMO, the Gorgas are trying to prevent a PR fire because Joey has allowed his mouth to write a check his bank account can’t cash. Juicy will have the last laugh and be proven right about his opinion of JoGo’s business acumen.” [Judith, May 13, 2012, Reality Tea]

“Why does she feel the need to explain away EVERYTHING?? A blog could write “Melissa Gorga Farts in Sherri Shepard’s Face”, and Melissa would deny it and go to the lengths of getting a signed statement from her doctor about when she farts. (Okay I’m being dramatic, but you get my drift.) I know she wants to prove they’re not really broke and what not, but was it really necessary to provide a BLOG with documentation (no offense Reality Tea; you’re awesome)?? Almost every housewife, from every franchise has something falsely written about them. That doesn’t mean they have to dig for all types of documentation and proof for people that they really don’t have anything to prove to. They let the truth speak for itself. I think that’s why Melissa is so determined to dispel certain rumors. People who have nothing to hide feel they have nothing to prove. I’m just sayin’.” [Sicily, May 15, 2012, Reality Tea]

“I think they are broke. They have to defend it because they have said so muc sh*t about Teresa living beyond her means. They don’t want it to come out that they do the same. I see her always having to show ‘proof’ as a dead give away. People who have things written about them – that isn’t true – laugh it off.” (Plus, they frequently do club appearances for cash and charge their fans for CD signings and meet and greets). [Hanky, May 15, 2012, Reality Tea]

“The reason it is suspicious is you don’t move from your dream home (especially if you have a large family) if there’s not a significant reason. If you have a starter-home, then you move up. Normally this would be nobody’s business, but when you go on these reality shows, you build your own character — and so many of these Housewives portray themselves as far richer than they actually are. So they’re building a false character and not being authentic — and not being (or seeming) authentic on a reality show will ultimately backfire. If you’re just honest and say that you’re overextended on a mansion then I think the public will appreciate that. Coverups never work (see John Edwards).” [Jen, May 15, 2012Reality Tea]

The Gorgas will have to sell the mansion at a loss — they claim they are going to build a new home in Franklin Lakes (a whole 15 miles away).

On May 9, 2012, Us Magazine reported:

“I’m a builder. I custom-built the houses we have lived in and will do the same with our next one,” Joe tells Us Weekly exclusively. “We tried Montville, but it just wasn’t for us. We want to go back to Franklin Lakes, which is closer to where I work, and we’re looking at a couple of properties now.”

Adds “On Display” singer Melissa:

“I absolutely love our current house and will be sad to leave, but Joe is an incredible builder, so I have no doubt that I’ll love the next house just as much. Although this is the last time he is getting me to pack-up!”

Melissa — mom to Joey, 2, Gino, 4, and Antonia, 6 — tells Us their children are approaching the ages “where all of them will be in school and now is the time to try to make the move and be in a place where we are going to stay in the long run.

Joe is eager to move his family into their new home.

“Wait till you see the next house I build,” he tells Us.

On May 12, 2012, Melissa told Reality Aired:

“We gave Montville a try and want to move back to Franklin Lakes before the kids reach an age where they will all be in school. When we sell our house in Montville, we will move into a rental while Joe custom builds our next house. Joe is a builder and a businessman. He will sell pretty much any property for the right price and build again bigger and better.”

They are trying to sell Melissa’s ‘dream house’ just two years after moving into it, and just one year after building her a recording studio in the basement. And now they are implying that they are going to build a bigger and better home, and then sell that one too for the right price.

The Gorgas sold the Franklin Lakes home that Joe built (in 2003) on the lot he bought in 2001, which was before the real estate bubble (he built the home after he met Melissa in March 2003; they started dating in October 2003, she moved in with him in December 2003 and they married in August 2004 — per Teresa, season 3 episode 6, which Melissa later confirmed); he sold the home in 2006 for a profit well over $1 million, which is how he was able to buy the lot and build the mansion in Montville.

In her Bravo blog on May 14, 2012, Melissa claimed that they moved into their mansion in 2008: this would mean that they were living in it while it was under construction (it wasn’t completed until 2009, according to tax records). So she inadvertently admitted that they were living in it without an occupancy permit (at the time, they had an interest-only construction loan, not a mortgage).

She also claimed they were approached by producers while living there in 2010; however, the real story is that Melissa’s campaign to get on the show began in 2008, and Bravo finally agreed to cast her when they promised to bring family drama and to ‘expose’ and ‘destroy’ Teresa (their audition tape).

They officially removed their mansion from the market when they signed their Bravo contract in September 2010; however,  they never stopped looking for a buyer because they were in over their heads with the mortgage and taxes, which totaled $20,000 per month before refinancing in 2011, which lowered their housing payment to $16,000 per month.

“Bravo was interviewing and filming for RHONJ beginning in 2007.  Looking back at the other loan documents dated toward the end of 2007, we can see that the Gorgas decided to plan to move on and up right around that time… They worked their tails off getting an obscene construction loan and bought the Montville property in 2007, but then didn’t finish building until 2009 and perhaps didn’t start living there until 2010… coincidentally around the time that S3 would start filming

It [one of the mortgage documents] says: “The Borrower (aka the Gorgas) also did execute and deliver to Lender a Construction Loan Agreement and other loan documents pertaining to the Loan, as well as mortgages encumbering additional collateral located at 11 Mermaid Rd, Toms River, NJ and 489 Summer St, Paterson, NJ, all dated of even date with the Note and Mortgage.”

This tells me that not only was the 11 Mermaid home used as collateral but so was this 489 Summer property also used jointly as collateral.  It also tells me that the $2.25 million mortgage was executed at the same time that a “Construction Loan Agreement” was executed, which probably means they are one and the same.

These documents would include the document in the first screen that talk about the initial mortgage.

So, the other properties were already being used as collateral and were continuing to be used as collateral in the modified loan 

So, the initial loan in 2007 was for $2,250,000 with interest rate of 9% and was obtained by putting TWO properties up as collateral and was a Construction Loan… 

Under the modification they request to be able to change the interest rate (from 9% to 5%) and the repayment schedule (now pay $11,829.40 per month) and they request to extend the maturity date (from May 16, 2008 to April 1, 2041). 

All of these requests get agreed to and so, as far as I can tell, this is the agreement they currently have that ties up three properties together. 

– Kate, June 8, 2012, What’s That Smell

Joe bought the Montville lot in November 2007 (the year Teresa was cast on RHONJ, which is not a coincidence) and began building the mansion on it in 2008 (the same year they filmed season 1, which is not a coincidence). They moved into the mansion in 2009, when it was still officially ‘under construction,’ hoping to attract Bravo producers with their illusion of wealth. They completed construction in 2009, but they were living in it while it was under construction (and before they converted from the builder’s loan to a mortgage loan in 2011). They were added to the RHONJ cast in September 2010; the mansion was on the market, but they removed it from the market after they were cast on the show.

“Melissa, you were on WWHL making a complete @ss out of yourself. You had the nerve to laugh when they brought up your favorite subject Teresa’s bankruptcy. Your husband was also laughing about his sister’s misfortune. When the call came in about your own MONEY PROBLEMS it wiped the smile off your face. Honey you tried to act as if it did not bother you but because your such a terrible actress you looked like a DEER CAUGHT IN HEADLIGHTS. You were looking back at your husband like HELP. Mike Tyson read you really good. When he made that jokie joke it was on YOU and your HUSBAND. I seen you trying to kiss @ss but it did not stop Iron Mike. LOL. So you lied to the viewers. It turns out your house is a FLIP. REALLY!! Is that your story this season because last season you were telling a different story. What happened to the “HE LOVES ME SO MUCH HE BUILT ME MY DREAMHOUSE” B.S. Story you told us last season. It was Christmas Eve and Joey surprised me with the plans for this house my dream house. Pretty soon you and your husband will be filling bankruptcy too. I can almost smell it. You and your hubby are living above your means. Well you know the old saying EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY. Yours is quickly approaching just because you laughed at your SIL misfortune. I’m pretty sure someone out there will be digging up some dirt on you with proof. Let’s see if you will laugh then. Mike Tyson got your number. Like he said it’s your because you still have possession of the house even if your in foreclosure. After the way you have talked about your SIL and Joe it would be shameful if you ended up with MONEY PROBLEMS TOO. Remember, God don’t like UGLY AND YOU HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY, VERY UGLY.” – purplepower2012, July 10, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog

The following is an excerpt from Melissa’s Bravo blog (notice that she never explained why they are selling the shore house they have owned for seven years, which was supposed to be the home away from home so she could be closer to HER family):

“Please don’t believe any of the rumors that we have a balloon payment due, that our interest rate exploded, or that we can’t pay our bills. Our mortgage history is all available in public records, so I would never say that if it wasn’t true. We have a 30-year fixed mortgage with an interest rate of 5% and have never once missed a mortgage payment in the whole eight years we’ve been married. It would make no sense that now we couldn’t afford this house.

“We own four buildings and have many other investments that would allow us to stay in this house forever if we wanted to. For the record, we sold our last house in Franklin Lakes for $2.45 million to LaVar Arrington (formerly of the Washington Red Skins and NY Giants) and bought in Montville so we could be closer to Teresa and the cousins. We moved into our current house in 2008 and didn’t sign on to the show until 2010. So obviously we did not just move into the house because we got on the show.

We were approached by the producers two years after we were already living here. It does however kind of stink to be looped into the negativity surrounding everyone else’s problems, but I get, so that’s why I’m explaining it to you. Also, to all of you asking about my studio downstairs — it’s just a room, and all the equipment is coming with me! Yes there will be a new studio in my new house. Mind you, if we don’t sell this house, we aren’t moving anywhere. We will still be here! Sorry, it’s not juicier than that.”

Melissa contradicts herself in her April 30 and May 14 Bravo blogs:

In her April 30 Bravo blog she said that in 2008 they couldn’t afford diapers:

“There were times (like the one you heard me remind Joe of) that we couldn’t even buy diapers when Gino was first born. 2008 was definitely a hard year.”

In her May 14 Bravo blog she said that they moved into the mansion in 2008 after having just sold their last home (as the market was peaking), to an NFL player for $2.45 million (Joe bought the land for $345,000 in 2001, before the bubble years, and built the home, so his profit on the home was huge, probably about $1.5 million).

“For the record, we sold our last house in Franklin Lakes for $2.45 million to LaVar Arrington (formerly of the Washington Red Skins and NY Giants) and bought in Montville so we could be closer to Teresa and the cousins. We moved into our current house in 2008.”

Melissa said they moved into the mansion in 2008 (the same year that, according to her previous blog, they didn’t have money for diapers), but the tax records say building on it wasn’t complete until 2009, and the mortgage documents dated July 2009 list their address as their rental property in Kinnelon.

The loan documents prove that the mansion was an investment property: it didn’t sell so the construction loan was modified on July 1, 2009, for a three-year period at 6.25%, meaning the entire loan of $2.25 million would become due and payable in full on July 1, 2012 (the balloon payment that Melissa denies).

The Gorgas were cast and signed their Bravo contract in September 2010: the loan was again modified on April 12, 2011 (before the balloon payment came due) to their current 30-year fixed loan at 5% with a monthly payment of approximately $12,000. A loan modification is completely different from a refinance: normally you only get a loan modification if you can show financial difficulty in making the mortgage payments, and it is usually done to prevent foreclosure. Joe is a builder: it would be odd if he wasn’t struggling somewhat in this economy.

Their mortgage payment is $12,000 per month (it was $15,000 per month before they refinanced for the third time in April 2011). Public record shows their home was reassessed in 2012 for more than twice what it was in 2011 (because its finished value, or market value, was twice the amount it cost to build it). For tax year 2011 they paid over $52,000 per year ($4,400 per month) in residential property taxes. So their total house payment (mortgage plus property tax) is over $16,000 per month — that’s $200,000 per year to live in their ‘dream home.’ [Source] [Source] [Source]

To summarize: The Gorga’s initial loan in 2007 was for $2,250,000 with an interest rate of 9% and was obtained by putting TWO properties up as collateral and was a construction loan (for the lot, they paid $950,000 cash, which was profit from the 2006 sale of the first home Joe built). Under the Gorga’s loan modification request in March 2011, the interest rate was changed from 9% to 5% on a loan amount of $2,185,199, the repayment schedule was extended to April 1, 2041, and their new mortgage payment was lowered from $14,843 to $11,829 per month (not including property taxes of $4,400 per month).

  • According to Melissa, in November 2007, the year Teresa was cast on RHONJ, the Gorgas purchased the lot for $950,000 cash (with profit from the sale of their home in Franklin Lakes, which Joe built before he met Melissa in 2003).
  • According to public documents, on November 16, 2007, they received a $2.25 million loan “to secure future construction advances.”
  • According to public documents, the construction loan was modified on July 1, 2009 for a three-year period at 6.25%, meaning the entire loan of $2.25 million would become due and payable in full on July 1, 2012 (the balloon payment that Melissa denies).
  • According to public documents, the loan was again modified on April 12, 2011, to their current 30-year fixed loan at 5% with a mortgage payment of approximately $12,000.

On May 14, 2012, Melissa told The Huffington Post that they received a mortgage modification. The only way to be approved for a loan modification is to prove you are in financial hardship. It seems they are playing the finance game and the ins and outs of the spec business.

According to The Huffington Post:

As for the allegations that Joe initially built their home as a “spec” house under a construction loan, Melissa’s publicist confirms that is all true. They purchased the land in 2007 for $950,000 cash and then got the construction loan. While the home was being built they lived in a modest rental home.

Melissa claims public documents showing a mortgage modification prove they are not facing financial strain. Nor are the allegations that the couple previously resided in a modest home before upgrading to a “spec house” to appear wealthy on the show.  “For the record, we moved into our current house in 2008 and lived there for two years before I was signed to Real Housewives of New Jersey in 2010,” Melissa insists to Huff Po.

“Joe built our last house in Franklin Lakes [149 Pulis Avenue], which we sold for $2.45 million to former New York Giant LaVar Arrington. When we sell our house in Montville, we will move into a rental while Joe custom builds our next house.” That home was sold in 2006 [LaVar sold it at a significant loss for $1,750,000 in 2008].

The home at 149 Pulis Avenue in Franklin Lakes that Joe sold to LaVar Arrington in 2006 (photo below) was the 5576 SF home that Joe built after he met Melissa in March 2003. This is the home that Melissa was referring to when she said,

“I wasn’t stupid like my sisters; of course when I saw his house I was going to jump on that shit.”

Joe sold the Franklin Lakes home to LaVar right when the market peaked in 2006, and made well over $1 million in profit, which is why in 2007 he had $950,000 in cash to buy the lot in Montville, on which he would later build the mansion (he completed construction in 2009, according to tax records).

“Melissa is basically admitting that they bounce around from house to house. I would think a wealthy builder would have a primary residence for his family to live and build his houses for sale. I mean while living in the houses may until it sales may be smart financially, it doesn’t sound stable for their kids to move to a new home every two years. I mean, he’s obviously not building these homes for himself. I think they aren’t ‘broke’ but under financial strain for the house. It looks like they invested most of the profit from the $2.45 million dollar sale of the Franklin Lakes home and bought the land hoping they would be able to do the same thinglittle did that idiot know, the housing market would take a nose dive. I mean, they are only going to break even on both houses, if they are lucky. Why unload your primary residence unless you have too in order to build the next spec home?” [AllyJo, May 15, 2012, Reality Tea]

Melissa is lying when she claims that they built the mansion to be close to Teresa and her children and that they now are selling it to get away from the Guidices.

In the interview with Us Magazine about putting their Montville mansion on the market, the Gorgas claimed that they are selling their home and planning to build a new home in Franklin Lakes because they no longer want to leave near the Giudices; however, Franklin Lakes is only about 15 miles from where they now live:

“The Gorgas claim they originally moved to Montville to be closer to Teresa and Joe Giudice, both 40, and their four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. ‘Guess it’s too close for comfort with all that has gone on,’ a source tells Us of the feuding family members.

Melissa is basically blaming Teresa for them moving just like she blames her for everything else! Apparently Joe and Teresa built an addition to her home in the past year for her parents to live with them permanently. If this is true, then why would the Gorgas want to move away from them?

The truth is, they can’t afford this lifestyle, and they owe more on their properties than they are now worth. Melissa “we pay our bills” Gorga and her husband are downsizing because he has no cash to run his business and the banks probably are not willing to give him a line of credit.

You have to laugh at their pathetic spin about how moving 15 miles away is going relieve them of all the stress of living near Teresa. The mansion that they are living in was never meant to be their home; it was supposed to have been sold to the highest bidder in 2009, but the market crashed and Joe Gorga is still holding out for what he thinks it’s worth.

Melissa made it clear in interviews and on WWHL that she and Teresa haven’t gotten along for years so, of course, she would not purposely chose to live near the Guidices.

On April 12, 2012, Melissa told Reality Tea: “Teresa and I were not speaking before the show. Do you think that would have happened at the Christening if we were a happy family?”

On May 6, 2012, on WWHL, Melissa said the relationship between her and Teresa was good in the beginning but hasn’t been in years. She also said that, if anything, the relationship between the two of them before she was cast on the show was worse than than it is now.

The Montville mansion was built as a spec home, and they never intended for it to be their permanent home… they were living in it while it was under construction in 2008/2009 and while it was on the market before they were cast on the show… they officially removed it from the market when they signed their Bravo contract in September 2010, but they never stopped looking for a buyer willing to pay their asking price, which is much higher than its current market value.

The mortgage documents show that the shore house is entangled with the Montville mansion (it was used as collateral), so they can’t sell one without selling the other (unless they come up with the cash).

Plus they added Melissa to the Montville documents when they converted from a construction loan to a mortgage loan — they needed the shore house and her Bravo income to qualify for the mortgage loan.

“As a builder’s wife, I can tell you it is not uncommon to build a ‘spec’ house and move into it if it doesn’t sell. We have never done that because it is financial suicide in a down economy. A lot of builders went under because they kept building spec houses and drew salaries off the construction loans. This is legal; however, when you keep doing this in a bad economy, it eventually catches up with you because, especially in these times, the bank calls the loan in. Banks aren’t doing too well either. I wondered, when they showed him in his office working, how he had that much work during this time. I can tell you, where I live, new residential construction in upper class homes are non-existent. We only build pre-sold houses, and we haven’t had a contract in 3 years. Now, having said that, he might be doing some remodeling, cheaper homes or light commercial work. Either way, if they are not pre-sold and he has been living off construction loans……he is in way over his head.” – Grammy8, May 10, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com

“I am currently living in Montville and have been for over 10 years. I can tell you these two will have a hard time selling this mansion, especially in the ‘pond,’ which use to be a swamp, by the way. Everyone is moving out of Montville; no one is moving into this town because its not affordable anymore and the school system is just alright. People in this town don’t like the Gorgas due to the reason you all obviously know — that they have been living here free of charge, kind of. The Gorgas are nothing what they put off to be. This is off subject, but Melissa never dressed this way or talked this way. This whole thing was a illusion and all of Montville was laughing at them. I agree with Grammy: my husband is also a contractor and no one is getting that much business anymore. These two are so fake, and whoever compared these two to Spencer and Heidi, your right on point!” – gianna, May 10, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com

“I’m confused, the mortgage document posted a few days ago said they have a 30 year fixed mortgage with an interest rate of 5%. Doesn’t sound right that their rate has exploded. It sounds more like they’ve been having problems ever since the loan stopped being interest free, which was fall 2009. Which would also then mean that it’s been tight for them the entire time the show has been filming. So while Joey and Melissa were casting stones at Teresa for spending carelessly during earlier seasons and getting into financial trouble, these two were doing the EXACT SAME THING! If there is any truth to their troubles, these two have nerves of steel to have made the comments they did to Teresa. And if it is true that these two were living in a modest home before filming the show, Teresa has a heart of gold to have never called them out on it.” – jerseygirl, May 11, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com

The difference between the Gorgas and the Guidices is that the Giudices bought their mansion in 2001, before the real estate bubble, but the Gorgas bought their shore house near the peak of the real estate bubble in 2005 for $450,000 and then built the mansion as the market was crashing in 2008… and it’s only gotten worse since then.

The Gorgas have a $2.2 million mortgage loan on their residence. They modified their mortgage for the second time on March 24, 2011 (the first modification would have expired on July 1, 2012; the rate was 6.25% and the monthly payment was $14,843). Their principal is now $2,185,199 with a 5% interest rate and a monthly payment of $11,829 until April 1, 2041 (their original loan amount was $2,250,000 with an interest rate of 9%).

“I’ve closed home loans for fifteen years. Nobody has qualified for a home loan modification unless they could prove a loss of income. The fact that the original note was for 9% tells me they had a less than perfect credit score. At the time, he most likely could prove a lot of income but that didn’t mean he paid his bills on time or at all. There’s that pesky little thing called a credit report. The bank took a chance and charged him a high interest rate. I’m also betting there was a balloon payment on the loan as well. That’s another sign of bad credit. The bank might notice that you trade cars in a lot and maybe they don’t stay in one house for more than a couple years so they want to force you to stay with their loan and they can charge you up to 10% of the loan price (at least in my state). That would be a huge chunk of change if Joe wanted to sell. He’d never get what is owed in the first place; and if he had to bring in a couple hundred thousand on top of that in order to close, he’d be up shit creek. He wants a lower interest rate and for the loan to be set at a new 30-year term so he can get that payment down. If the bank’s allowing it, that means he’s hurting.” – SalmonCakes, May 7, 2012, Reality Tea

Teresa said to her brother in season 3, episode 6, that the reason he finished building his mansion so quickly was because he had a construction loan.

The Guidices purchased their mansion in December 2001 for $530,000. It appears that the Giudices refinanced their mansion on September 12, 2008, consolidating their 15-year first mortgage ($379,500 on December 14, 2001), second mortgage ($210,000 on May 21, 2003), and home equity lines of credit ($250,000 on December 8, 2006 and $170,000 on February 5, 2007) totaling $1 million, and creating a valid first lien of $1.7 million at 7.25%.

“At least Teresa admitted she had money problems and OWNED IT. Reality Tea has the documents of them owing money. ‘We pay our bills” — Melissa said that last season. Well, I bet she’s eating those words now. Franklin Lakes is only about 10-11 miles from where they are now. I have to admit that was a nice cover-up to tell the press, but now their shore house is for sale too. Are they moving to a different shore too? Own it, don’t try to pretend to be something you aren’t. I wouldn’t be surprised if she divorces him and Bravo tapes it — it would be high ratings for sure.” – Alison Jo Weingartner, May 9, 2012, Us Magazine

“This house was built with a interest-free builder’s loan for one year. There weren’t even suppose to live in this house. Look it up. They moved into this house to try and look like they have money. Joe had money problems and lawsuits and leans against him for not paying people. Now that the year is up, they have to pay $15,000 a month or sell the house. I believe the amount of the loan was $2 million which is why they are selling it for $3.8 million, so they can earn a profit.” – Brie Lotts, May 9, 2012, Us Magazine

“Their shore house is also up for sale. Joe’s employees are demanding their paychecks. This house has a $15,000 a month mortgage payment. I smell a bankruptcy in the making. Let’s see how these two dim wits try to blame it on Teresa. Because they never take any responsibility for any wrong doing.” – Maur Fals, May 9, 2012, Us Magazine

Melissa and Joe Gorga and Kathy and Rich Wakile desperately clawed their way onto the show to take FULL advantage of the money and the fame. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, as many housewives use the show as a platform for themselves. Each season women vie to be on Bravo housewives. Some get cozy with current housewives, others plant stories about themselves, others reach out to Bravo via publicists, etc. The reason the Melissa and her midget, and to some extent Kathy and Richie, get so much flack is because of their TACTICS. Melissa got in bed with Danielle and knew full well the only reason that Bravo wanted her was to bring drama to Teresa. When you intentionally try to bring down your own family for your spot on the top, you are taken to a higher level of famewhoring… even the Kardashians have loyalty within their family. Melissa acted like she is miss innocent and she is super wealthy and her husband has so much money. The truth of the matter is they invested a lot of money on the ‘appearance’ of wealth. Now that they are on the show, their investment has yet to yield a profit. I think they are just trying to break even at this point. They lived in that ‘spec’ house knowing they would have a balloon payment due, but they also knew that they would eventually be cashing in their Bravo schemes soon. They have a ridiculous mortgage payment every month (after they rushed to refinance) and they have to pay off all the debt they incurred getting themselves on the show. They want to cash in as much as they can and will do any and everything to stay famous… which is sad and pathetic. That is the Mego and Jogo’s new name… SAD and PATHETIC. – Tiger mom, March 2, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com

I am waiting for the dirt on the Gorgas to come out. Joey built the house for less than a million. They don’t even have furniture, but Bravo cameras don’t show that. He has taken mortgages on it for over 2 million ($2.6 million reported on one website, who really knows?). The property taxes are $50,000 a year. All those buildings he “owns?” All mortgaged to the hilt. Joey has a history of not paying his subcontractors (over 20 judgements against him in court). Just paying all his mortgages, property taxes, expenses every month must be over $50,000. So he gets rent from tenants in the buildings…still, it’s a house of cards. He must be under pressure, as his shore house is up for sale. Solution? Get on RHONJ and make some quick cash. Get Melissa a career so she’s raking in the dough. Only it’s not really happening for them. They get as many club appearances as they can, because they really need the $. Must be hard not to be jealous of Teresa who really is making $ now, lots of it. – bluesky1forever, May 7, 2012, LynnNChicago

Joe Gorga used to have a landscaping business and then he got into real estate (a lot of people jumped on the construction bandwagon when it was booming).

As we all know, the real estate market took a major dive in recent years, which is leading many to wonder if the Gorgas might be having financial troubles. While there is no bankruptcy news to report on the Gorgas, we can confirm that their custom built 2009 home was listed for sale in 2010. The 13,500 sqft home, with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, was listed for $4.1 million, and was only taken off the market just days ago (in September 2010 when they signed the contract for their first season on RHONJ). This has us wondering why a financially stable Gorga family would be trying to sell a custom built home that they just moved into a year ago. [Source, September 4, 2010]

During season 3, Melissa claimed that Joe surprised her with house plans and built the mansion for her as her ‘dream house.’ This was a lie. It was built as a spec home to sell for profit, but the market crashed and they weren’t able to sell it for what Joe was asking ($4.1 million)… they were living in it while it was officially under construction (construction loan v. mortgage loan) to give the appearance of wealth so that Bravo would cast them. 

According to an e-mail sent to Stoopid Housewives in May 2011:

Melissa is a complete faker — she never even intended to live in her ‘dream house’ — they did not have an occupancy permit to live in the home until they later converted from a construction loan to a mortgage loan.

Melissa’s ‘dream house’ was a construction model her husband built, and they are staying there (illegally) until their construction loan balloon payment becomes due next year (in July 2012). They want to look rich for Bravo, but they plan on bailing on their house and moving to LA when it’s due next year (to pursue 31-year-old, mother of 3 Melissa’s dream of being a ‘pop star’). To build their ‘dream house,’ Joe and Melissa Gorga got a $2.25 million (interest only) construction loan — meaning a short-term loan to build the property to sell it for profit to a buyer, what builders do. It’s not a mortgage. You’re not supposed to live in the spec home… it’s totally scamming the system (because you’re not paying taxes on the improved value of the property, which would be the land plus the market value of the home). 

Rumors are that Bravo advanced them their salary for season 3 so that they could furnish the spec home and that they rented furniture from Artistic Interiors for filming. It was sparsely furnished as you can see from photos of it on the MLS in 2010. Remember, they were living in it while it was on the market even though they didn’t have a mortgage loan or an occupancy permit.

Also, rumors are that Bravo actually provided the basement recording studio to enhance the Gorga’s storyline, and that it was constructed with the ability to be dismantled; or that the studio was rented and they just pretended it as theirs, in their house.

The Gorga’s home was for sale discreetly before they recently put it back on the market.

Last month RHONJ star Melissa Gorga tweeted (along with photos) that she was with the sweetest couple Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle. Many wondered why the two were together, and AllAboutTRH can give you the real reason she met the Jonas couple. A reliable source tells AllAboutTRH that Kevin was interested in buying the Gorga’s house! The source says, “Kevin wants to live somewhere outside of New York and Kevin and his wife both thought the Gorga’s house was beautiful.” That explains the photo [of the Gorga’s with the Jonas’] being at Melissa’s home. So why didn’t it work out? The source says, “Kevin felt like Joe’s asking price was a lot more then it was actually worth and felt taken advantage of because of his celebrity status.” [Source, March 4, 2012]

You can see property transactions online and there are hardly any for Gorga Enterprises, so it doesn’t seem like he is the big time developer that he has been called.

Former Employee Accuses Joe Gorga of Being Broke; Joe Gorga Doesn’t Pay His Workers or His Bills!

May 1, 2012

Uh oh! Looks like Joe Gorga in is a bit of trouble! And when I say a bit I mean a lot! Many of Joe Gorga’s former employees are accusing Joe of not only being broke but building unsafe properties for undercutting costs!

Joe Manno was Joe Gorga’s former employee and is a veteran of the construction business. He tells Star Magazine that Joe ignores safety in order for things to be cheaper. Gorga goes as far as telling his employees to leave deadly black mold, lead paint and more! This caused Manno and several other employees to speak out against Gorga.

Joe Manno says,

“He is supposed to remove any kind of hazard before any construction begins. That’s the law. The whole building should have been gutted, but he just didn’t want to do it. I saw little kids running up and down the hall of one of the properties and I thought to myself these poor kids… they have no idea. I’m not going to keep my mouth shut so guys like this can hurt people just to make a buck.”

John Prevete is another one of Gorga’s former employee’s and he claims that Gorga owes him $70,000 and accuses him of being broke!

“Nobody showed up for work, because he’s broke.”

He adds that Joe Gorga failed to pay the electricity bill.

I bet Melissa is slapping herself in the face for making a comment last season saying “we pay for our bills!”

Also, in season 4, episode 2, Melissa says: “Joe actually has to go to work so he can pay the bills … yeah, it sucks.”

reddvette on May 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm said:

Slow Joe was sued by his window and sprinkler installers; they both won. He owed both over $100,000. Plus, it was printed that he had over 22 liens and judgements. That is the real reason Slow Joe has put stuff in the kids’ names.

Bethany on May 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

That makes a lot of sense and explains why nothing is in Melissa’s name. I thought nothing was in her name because he knows she’s a gold digger. You’re right: put it in the kids’ names, because no one can touch it then. He isn’t smart enough to come up with that. Someone must have told him to do that. I also thought this was interesting, if the Star article is right: by the time the kids are old enough to actually have the buildings, they’ll get all the lawsuits to go with them. Add “Parents of the Year” to the Gorga’s redeeming qualities.

Taxing Times for ‘Jersey’ Duo

New York Post
May 14, 2011

“Real Housewife of New Jersey” Melissa Gorga, who’s been handpicked for TV to antagonize her bankrupt sister-in-law Teresa Giudice, brings her own financial woes to the Bravo reality show.

Melissa and her developer husband, Joe, who appear in the new season starting Monday, have tax liens against two of their properties, according to public records.

They bought their 13,000-square-foot mansion in Montville, NJ, in 2009 and have put it up for sale several times, Joe told us.

They’re also trying to raise cash with an Internet reality-show site called “Prove World.” Celebrities pay Joe to interact with fans, and fans pay to interact with them in online video chats.

When we asked the beefy developer about his financial situation, he told us in a text,

“Everything just got paid 30 minutes ago, no big deal . . . Thank you for the reminder, you saved me some interest. Keep me informed if I’m behind on something else thanks again.”

Comments on this article:

Stephen Ferrara · Asst. Sales Manager at Standard elevator says:

Hey Joe, you are the biggest a$$, pay us the money you owe us for installing your elevator!

Scott Roberts · University of South Carolina says:

nice house I helped you build Pay me the money you owe me bigshoot.

Melissa Never Even Intended to Live in Her “Dream House”

Joe and Melissa Gorga claim to have a net worth of $15 million. Melissa is a complete faker who could soon be struggling with her own foreclosure and bankruptcy. The curtain may be lifted on the Gorga stage — that lifestyle doesn’t match the intellect and talent — or lack thereof. Common sense tells us that it’s a house of cards.


There’s a story to that house they live in. It was on the market in November 2009 to September 2010 for $4.1 million.

8 Pond Vw, Montville, NJ 07045
Beds: 6
Baths: 6.5
Sqft: 13,500
Zestimate $2,498,200 ($1.45M – $3.82M)
Price History
Date Description Price % Chg $/sqft Source
05/15/2010 Listing removed $4,100,000 — $303 RE/MAX Village Square Realtors
12/22/2009 Price change $4,100,000 — $303 RE/MAX Village Square Realtors
11/01/2009 Listed for sale $4,100,000 — $303 RE/MAX Village Square Realtors

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/8-Pond-Vw-Montville-NJ-07045/2135812 170zpid/

Stoopid Housewives says:

If anyone would like to check into the Gorga house saga, please go to this site http://mcclerkweb.co.morris.nj.us/or_wb1/or_sch_1.asp and enter the name ‘Gorga’ and a list of their many mortgages will appear; go to the second page and you will see an entry for 4-12-2011.

GORGA GUISEPPE 11/07/2007 NOS 20954
GORGA GIUSEPPE 06/27/2008 NUB 21110 (lien against the Gorga’s mansion)
GORGA GIUSEPPE 09/05/2008 NUB 21151 (lien against the Gorga’s mansion)

The buildings Joe Gorga bought in Paterson (the ones he was showing off in his “kids names” in season 4, episode 2) are buildings actually co-owned with Bob Hiza (he was shown early in season 3 at a dinner the Wakiles and Gorgas had together.) He put the buildings in his children’s name so that they can’t be taken in the event of a bankruptcy.

“Joey owed taxes (paid them once they became news), had several law suits from suppliers for his construction business, the last of which was just settled in the last few months (no recent suits because he is not doing construction, just following Mel around), and then the house that was never meant for them to live in, until the show called, then was converted to a mortgage and now appears to be up for sale again discretely. Chris has two lawsuits right now which are for exactly the same thing that Joe Giudice did business-wise. Richie’s family business was sued by Exxon for not paying for the gas they received at the service station. Albert was called out by Governor Christie for lying about his residence in order to get a paycheck for the water commission that the taxpayers were funding. They are all the same.” – eveie6fan, March 4, 2012, Reality Tea

According to a source for AllAboutTRH.com, Joe Gorga owes Teresa money and owes Sheila Giudice $90,000 (Sheila is the wife of Joe Giudice’s brother Pete; her family has big money).

Joe Giudice revealed during season 3 that Teresa gave money to her brother to help get his business started. Joe Guidice used to run a construction business and Joe Gorga used to run a landscaping business; now both of them renovate and manage apartment buildings.Teresa explained at the reunion that her husband was the first to do this, and Gorga and Wakile sought his advice to get started in the business.

Also, Teresa stated during reunion 3 that Joe Giudice helped both Richie and Joe Gorga get into real estate. Melissa insisted that this was a false claim which infuriated her husband. Yet during season 4 episode 13, Joe Giudice said nearly the same thing that Teresa did at the reunion (which was filmed after this episode), and Joe Gorga didn’t deny it. Gorga didn’t get angry and insist that he had done everything in his early business on his own, like his wife later insisted. Instead, Gorga gave a tacit admission by saying:

“Isn’t that [helping each other in business] what family is supposed to do?”

Joe Giudice definitely did more than Melissa Gorga was willing to admit, because her husband’s reaction in season 4 was in no way comparable with her claims during reunion 3, which was filmed after season 4 wrapped.

“Juicy Joe point blank said to Richie that he helped him get his start in business, because he was just working at the gas station or whatever. Richie didn’t deny it but deflected with, ‘Well, now you have been flipping pizzas. Richie doesn’t want to give Joe credit for helping him. Neither does Joe. They hate that Juicy helped them, and they take it for granted that he should have just helped them. Funny how I don’t see them returning the favor but instead acting like jealous bitches for whatever reason. From what I have read on LSA, Joe and Richie’s finances aren’t all that, so no wonder they deflect all there misery on Juicy and Tre.” – buzybee1, July 23, 2012, Lipstick Alley

Transcript from the video above:

Joe Giudice says,

“This is his sister who started everything for him.”

Teresa cuts him off and says,

“Well I helped him.”

Joe then says,

“What do you think I am, freakin’ dumb? The kid had sh*t. You started his business. I can’t look up to people like that.”

Teresa again says,

“I helped him” and changes the subject.

The Gorgas did not pay Fred for the $50,000 Christmas party for ‘charity.’

“They owe Fabulous Foods $49,500 in Season 4. Joe Gorga never answered any form of communication from Fred, and initially paid Fred $500 then told him he would ‘take care of the rest’ via free construction work. Fred was taken back. He has one of the most beautiful homes in NJ – he needed the salary of a receipt he was owed, not $500 + probono work. After months and months of getting nowhere – Fred got angry. He was about to go to the press regarding Joey G, but Kim D stopped him. Interestingly, it was at a house party of Kim D’s where [!@#$%^&*] hit the fan. Bravo producers knew of what happened and asked Kim to bring it up at the party. Kim, knowing the show is half staged, assumed the other girls knew that this was going to happen and brought it up in front of Melissa. Missy went crazy. So did Joey G. In Season 4 they deny it, even though initially Kim tried to help them by asking Fred to not go to the press. Remember when Joe Gorga said on the WWHL After Show, when Andy asked Melissa if she got her dress at POSCHE, ‘hell no.’ This is why – he was pissed he got exposed.”Insider Commenting at Reality Tea, September 17, 2011

“If I remember correctly, the Gorgas may be the next ones to have their dirty deeds come to light. On top of all the liens on their property and all the contractors suing him for nonpayment, it seems the Gorgas forgot to pay the party planner for the Christmas party. Kim D has keep the party planner from going public, but after the Joe was screaming at her at the fashion show, all bets are off. Cannot wait for the Gorgas to be taken down a little. They blame Teresa and Joe for everything that has happened. I hope that all the emails that Danielle saved from Melissa will make the news and prove once and for all that Melissa begged to get on the show and promised to take Teresa down.” – old NJ girl

Twenty-six lawsuits from 2002 to June 2011 plus one Better Business Bureau claim have been filed against Gorga Enterprises.

Lawsuits might run in the family. Teresa’s brother Joe and her sister-in-law Melissa claim that, unlike the Giudices, they “pay their bills” — but several lawsuits indicate that they don’t. Joe Gorga has been the subject of 26 lawsuits in New Jersey since 2002, as court records show, including:

  • 2008 state tax lien for over $20,000
  • lawsuit by Starlite Window Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paterson to the tune of $30,000 for nonpayment of work
  • lawsuit for $50,000 by a sprinkler company for work on an apartment complex in Paterson
  • a civil judgement was made against them for over $12,000 to a company called Slaby Engineering Associates

Here are links to tax liens on Joe and Melissa Gorga’s house (there are liens from the fireplace installer and garage door installer totaling more than $20,000):

  • Lien Against the Gorga’s Mansion by J.B. Fireplaces for $4,700 (filed 3/31/2008)

Summary of Other Lawsuits:

Status Date Amount Creditor Status
10/5/2011 $3,723.76 Mountainview Crossing, GS Closed
2/9/2010 $6,355.00 Div of Wage & Hour Compliance Closed
12/9/2009 $154,030.62 American Express Closed
9/17/2009 $47,500.00 Lorenzo Scala and Evans Scala Closed
5/20/2009 $762.35 Greg Tanzer Sprinkle, R & Outdo Closed
12/11/2008 $13,951.40 Div of Taxation Closed
8/21/2008 $20,971.98 Div of Taxation Closed

Also see a list of other lawsuits filed against Joe Gorga here at StoopidHousewives.com

‘Real Housewives of Jersey’ Husband Joe Gorga Settles Lawsuit with Paterson Window Company

January 10, 2012

There was little drama as the husband of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member settled a lawsuit.

Attorneys for Joe Gorga reached a deal with a Paterson window company over $25,000 worth of work just as the trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

Darren Del Sardo, an attorney for Starlite Window Manufacturing Co. Inc., tells The Record newspaper the settlement would remain confidential by mutual agreement of both sides.

The suit, filed in 2010, claimed Starlite had entered into a contract with Gorga’s construction company to deliver $25,577.19 worth of windows and was never paid.

Gorga and his wife, Melissa, appear on the “Housewives” show.

Newest Addition Melissa Gorga is Also a Dead Beat Who Doesn’t Pay Her Bills on Time and May Also Have Foreclosure Problems!

September 13, 2010

The reportedly newest addition to Real Housewives of New Jersey is making news even before she joins the crew of the reality TV show.

Melissa Gorga, the sister-in-law of RHONJ cast member Teresa Giudice, owes a Boonton sprinkler company $50,000 for work on an apartment complex in Paterson, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court in Morris County.

Gorga initially reneged on an agreement to pay nearly $300,000 for the installation of a fire sprinkler and alarm system at a Paterson apartment complex, the complaint said. The complaint accuses Gorga, her husband Guiseppe and their business, Gorga Enterprises Inc. of breach of contract and unjustly enriching themselves by misdeeds, among other things, by failing to pay for work performed by Bravante Automatic Sprinkler Corp.

The Gorgas had a $260,000 contract with Bravante for a fire suppression system at 10-28 Courtland St. in Paterson in January 2008 and another contract for nearly $17,000 the following month for an alarm monitoring system, according to the complaint.

By Aug. 22, 2008, Gorga paid only $44,000 on the fire sprinkler contract and $3,000 on the alarm monitoring contract, the suit said. On that same day, Bravante filed a construction lien against them with the Passaic County Clerk’s Office.

The Gorgas owned up to part of a settlement agreement, the complaint said. They paid $191,000 of the tab by July 1, 2009, but they didn’t pony up $50,000 they agreed to turn over when they received a $1 million bank loan for the project, according to the complaint. By then, Bravante had performed more work totaling $21,909, the complaint said.

The Real Housewives Lawsuit Index

June 16, 2011

One of my readers, Waxdiva, was doing some snooping and found some interesting stuff about Melissa Gorga and her husband Giuseppe. It seems that these (expletive deleted) may or may not be having some foreclosure problems and what not. It’s one of their rental properties in a ghetto-ass Paterson neighborhood that may be getting foreclosed on. This is the one involved in the lawsuit with the sprinkler company!

“Lawsuits might run in the family. Teresa’s brother Joe and her sister-in-law Melissa claim that unlike the Giudices, they ‘pay their bills’ — but several lawsuits indicate that they don’t. Joe Gorga has been the subject of 26 lawsuits in New Jersey since 2002, as court records show, including a 2008 state tax lien for over $20,000. Most recently Gorga is being sued by Starlite Window Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paterson to the tune of $30,000 for nonpayment of work. The Gorgas are also being sued for $50,000 by a sprinkler company for work on an apartment complex in Paterson. Additionally, according to public records, a civil judgement was made against them for over $12,000 to a company called Slaby Engineering Associates.”

‘Real Housewives’ Joe Gorga Targeted in Paterson Company Lawsuit

June 2, 2011

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member and developer Joe Gorga described himself as a “clean guy” who always pays his bills as he finds himself the target of a civil suit seeking more than $25,000.

Starlite Window Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paterson claims Gorga failed to pay them for a window contract. The company’s attorney said a few subcontractors have sought legal advice from his firm regarding debts they say Gorga owes them.

Gorga said Thursday that he is a developer who works on “big projects” and in his line of work “discrepancies happen all the time.” Gorga designs, builds and manages apartment buildings in Paterson.

Gorga said he was given a $100,000 estimate for windows for the Courtland Suites apartment complex in Paterson, but the price went up another $30,000. He said he paid the company the $100,000 he was originally quoted. Gorga said there was no formal agreement for the work because he does business with a handshake.

The suit, filed in Passaic County state Superior Court’s Civil Law Division in September 2010, states that Gorga operated a construction company at 259 Black Oak Ridge Road in Wayne when Starlite Window entered into a contract with him from December 2008 to January 2009 to deliver $25,577.19 worth of windows.

“Plaintiff has demanded that the defendants pay the said sum, but defendants refused and neglected to pay the sum or any part thereof,” the suit states.

Gorga’s company, Gorga Enterprises Inc., is based in Paterson and no longer has an office in Wayne.

Gorga has been the subject of 26 liens and civil court judgments in New Jersey ranging from $20,000 to $762 dating to 2002, court records show. The majority of civil judgments were small-claims matters of less than $15,000.

Gorga and his wife, Melissa, also a “Housewives” cast member, and the company were sued in September for breach of contract over money owed to a Boonton company for installation of a fire suppression system at Courtland Suites, according to published reports.


According to FindTheCompany, Gorga Enterprises had a total reportable income in 2011 of $65,000. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gave Gorga Enterprises an “F” rating because they did not receive a response from the company about a customer who reported a problem with product/service on 8/25/2010. According to BuildZoom, Gorga Enterprises Inc., a general contractor in Wayne, NJ with license 13VH02220600, did not rank in the top 50% of the 31,145 Northern Jersey contractors.

  1. AJ
    May 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    If you read the refi mortgage documents carefully, u will see that the mortgage was extended based on the borrower having ZERO outstanding judgments and/or liens. Makes me wonder if her obtained that new mortgage legally.

  2. Anonymous
    May 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    I always knew Teresa was more truthful. Melissa almost had me fooled…. almost.

    • susana
      July 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      Melissa is so jealous of teresa. Noone in the world is as nice as she pretends to be . If she wasnt jealous of her or didnt want to be like her then why would she get on the show if they had all this money and a good life befor the show? She seen teresa was was on tv and wanted to be like her I cant stand how fake she is . honestly teresa is about the only one that seems real on the show the other ones act like they need to think about how they act and are gonna be portraded as and teresa is just her self! melissa almost had me fooled to but as show goes on you can see right through that fakeness!!!!!

  3. May 24, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Melissa is a liar, I’m not going to say that Joe Gorga is becase he doesn’t run his mouth like his wife. Maybe he should tell not to run her mouth so much because a liar has to keep on lying in order to defend the first lie. Then the liar get all caught up into the lies. Melissa has gotten all caught up in her lies. She knows that they are in the poor house. At least Theresa took it and handle it like a woman,she stood by her man and her children and did wha t she needed to do. She was persistant about staying in her house, she’s still in her house. Joe, Theresa husband on the other hand, she has been more than there for him, but he needs to stop treating her so badly and start treating her with some respect.She realizes he can’t do what he has been doing for her, Therefore she went out and started to make some money to keep the family going. But if he’s cheating on her, then that’s grounds for divorce and that’s what she needs to do to him, serve him his papers and stop making up excuses for him. As pretty as she is, she can find another man before she counts to three. 1,2, there’s the man. She didn’t even have to get to three. She needs to tell him to don’t let the door hit him where the good Lord split him. He’s a mess, I hate the way he disrespects her. She doesn’t deserves his disrespect. I believe that’s what Gia problem was about the other day, the melt down, the realizes that her dad is very disrespectful to her mom and she has been hearing the romors about how he has be cheating. Is that’s why he’s working out so hard, trying to impress the other woman. I believe so, especially if she’s a twenty something year old woman. He ought to be ashame of himself. She doen’t need him. She just needs him to pay child support for his four daughters and that’s a rap.

    • October 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

      Just saw Teresa in an interview yesterday, and she seems to be very much in love with her husband. Some of us are lucky enough to be partners for life and we just know it.

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

      Gia’s meltdown began because she saw adults who she loves and respects cheat and act without good sportsmanship. Joe and Melissa were on shaky ground with Gia already and seeing their actions put her over the edge. It wasn’t about losing, it was about being angry and disappointed by adults not doing the right thing. In our eyes maybe it wasn’t that big a deal, but in the eyes of a damaged 9 year old, it WAS a big deal. If I put myself in Gia’s shoes and try to remember that feeling as a child (which isn’t easy because it was quite a while ago) I completely understand where she was coming from. I’m not even going to go into the additional problems caused by Jac and Caroline. Disgusting. Gia was NOT acting like a spoiled sore loser. She was acting like a child with scruples being betrayed.

  4. June 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Joe is the worst builder in the state, he never pays his sub-contractors and demands to much for to little. He is getting blacked listed all over the state, he better pray TV work out for him. He was a nice guy at one point but when he met his wife it all went down hill. Get back to you roots in Paterson and remember your friends

  5. June 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Joe Giudice is an alcoholic, and that is sad I know because i lived in a house filled with chaos and fighting I am a child of a drunk. My parents fought all the time it was terrible life, and a child cant leave so we learn to live differently. The girls are suffering and the parents dont seem phased at all, so they will be totally screwed in the head this family should seek major counseling if they love their kids, i have been in counseling on and off for 35yrs because my Dad was a drunk my Mom was never a drinker not even socially, but she was the fighter just like Theresa. She was crazy thanks to my Dad and us kids paid the price

    • Monica
      June 15, 2012 at 2:03 AM

      This article isn’t about Joe guidice. Are you drunk? It’s about Joe gorga and his gold digger wife.

      • Brittany
        July 13, 2012 at 1:43 AM

        Joe & Teresa Guidice are the biggest losers & liars . Did Teresa pay someone to write this article? Pathetic!

        • KK
          July 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM

          Well lying must in run in the family… Since the gorgas have been lying since day one also.

        • Scarlet
          September 13, 2012 at 3:50 AM

          Why would anyone write an article like this, with great indepth explanations and documention as evidence if they were lying???? Pull the wool back from over your eyes.

        • Kate
          October 10, 2012 at 3:21 AM

          Why do you think that an article detailing the truth about the Gorgas’ financial troubles would have to be commissioned by Teresa? Is it that hard to believe that someone who is not Teresa could dislike and want to expose Joe and Melissa? I suppose all the comments here (except the critical ones) are by people on Teresa’s payroll too? Come on. You have a right to your opinion, and you can criticize it’s content all you want, but don’t undermine the integrity of the author by making accusations like that.

          • October 10, 2012 at 8:41 AM

            agree even people in Poland hate melissa and we have nothing to do wit Teresa

        • I live in the neighborhood
          October 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

          Hi Lysa

          • dch60
            October 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

            THAT I’d believe.

        • Anonymous
          October 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

          It’s not an article, it’s a complication of FACTS that prove that the Joe and Melissa Marco are the biggest phonies.

    • October 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

      They always show Jacqueline Laurita with a glass of wine in her hand, do you believe she is a drunk, too? You only see what Bravo wants you to see. Chris Laurita likes his wine very much, too. You don’t know that he is an alcoholic. Sorry about your life.

      • dch60
        October 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

        And what about Christopher Manzo? Not only does he have a drinking problem, he’s irresponsible in letting it interfere with his business. Albie too although I don’t think he’s as bad as Christopher.

        Let’s face it, most of the housewives/househusbands do more than their share of drinking. That’s their intentions… to add excessive drinking to the mix to create more drama. That’s far from a secret. And what about Joe Gorga and company always doing shots, even at his son’s christening? You can call any one of them an alcoholic but as gessiewtf said, we only see what Bravo wants us to. But jumping to that conclusion with the little information we have is irresponsible and unfair. Now this article provides us with written proof so that’s a completely different story.

  6. RC
    June 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    The truth always comes out, no matter how “saint” or “innocent” anyone tries to perceive.

  7. Maria
    July 4, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Melissas shore house isnt for sale!!! I live on the same street and her house is not for sale!! She is a great wife, mother, and person! She is not fake and her finances really have nothing to do with the public. She is taking care of her family just as we all do

    • KK
      July 19, 2012 at 2:11 PM

      Uh it is for sale.

    • chris
      August 24, 2012 at 4:03 AM

      UGH…… I DON’T KNOW WHAT FREAKING STREET YOU LIVE ON BUT MELISSA GORGA’S HOUSE IS FOR SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Scarlet
      September 13, 2012 at 4:05 AM

      To say that Melissa’s finances have nothing to do with the public is naive.

      If you present yourself on a so-called reality show and do not have any shame in pointing out other peoples financial problems including that of your own family, which is shameful, then you should also expect a magnifying glass to be put on your own financial situation.

      She also stated in season 3 that she pays all her bills. This is obviously untrue so what not call her out on it.

      What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

    • Silvia
      October 10, 2012 at 12:28 AM

      wow I see sisters are hard in work defending their show pony – sistas – true is true , I know it hurts but it will come up always and in all ways.

      • Silvia
        October 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM

        maria & megan & lana gaydula

    • October 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

      ye ye ye
      Melissa it’s all out there
      this comment does nothing
      everybody knows who u are

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      I’ve seen the listing for it. They may have pulled it from the market for the time being, I honestly don’t know but I can’t imagine it would be easy to sell a shore house with winter coming. However, without a doubt, it most definitely was for sale over the summer and more than likely will be put back on the market come spring.

  8. megan
    July 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Wow whoever did this site is clearly very jealous of Melissa. Thats all this shows. Get a life!! Melissa is real unlike Teresa who is a nut! She is clearly the new Danielle. Ha!

    • Scarlet
      September 13, 2012 at 3:54 AM

      Jealous or not. (I think more annoyed at the fakeness and pretence.) There seems to be enough proof that Melisaa and Joe are not all what they seem. Even if you only look at the legal documentation not everything smells like roses.

    • Kate
      October 10, 2012 at 3:44 AM

      Here’s ten reasons why it would be ridiculous to be jealous of Melissa:
      1. She has an unusually large number of lawsuits to her and her husband’s name
      2. She and her husband may be headed for bankruptcy
      3. There are a large number of people across America who hate or strongly dislike her for the ugly things she’s said and done on television
      4. Her fake boobs probably feel horrible, and were paid for by another man, which is probably a huge turn off for her husband
      5. Her husband is constantly heckling her for sex, repeatedly bothering her (on television, no less) after she’s already said she isn’t in the mood
      6. She has an open bench warrant for her arrest in Florida, and even though it’s from a while ago every time she goes to Palm Beach County she faces a chance that she may be arrested for the shoplifting charge she never faced trial for
      7. She’s a HUGE liar, which she has proven time and time again by idiotically contradicting herself multiple times, on the record (and often caught on camera), regarding a myriad of topics, earning herself a reputation as someone who is not trustworthy
      8. All of her songs sound like overly-autotuned Britney Spears knockoffs which sell poorly because most people realize she is not talented; her lyrics are are simplistic and her singing voice is remarkably average
      9. An embarrassing photo of her is making the rounds on Twitter in which she is sitting on the toilet with her pants down, grinning like an idiot (probably in a club bathroom); it’s probably the first of many damning photos from her past that will start to come out
      10. Her fame is due entirely to the sister in law who she hates, which probably eats her up inside

      And that’s just off the top of my head! Imagine how many more reasons I could have come up with if I had spent more than five minutes putting together this comment!

      • Jill
        October 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM

        Sitting on a toilet is damming? How? How do you use the restroom?

        • Kate
          October 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

          If there’s nothing wrong with it, then surely you would have no problem posting a photo just like it of yourself with your pants down and a drunken smile on your face? Me, I would think that would be trashy and embarrassing, especially if I were a public figure like Melissa.

          • Jill
            October 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

            We all shit the same way!!!! So your calling yourself and everyone is America white trash because they sit on a toilet? Bahahahhahahah nice answer 😉

          • Anonymous
            October 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

            Jill, thats fine that you dont find toilet pictures trashy. I’m sure thats just another wednesday night for you. Most of us find it to be tacky, especially for a jesus obsessed elementry school teacher.

          • October 11, 2012 at 8:02 PM

            Wasn’t the photo meant to be more about her being in a place she shouldn’t be, doing something she shouldn’t be doing with whatever it was circled in the background? I think it went over a lot of people’s heads – your’s more than others by the looks of things Jill if you think it’s just about defecating.

          • Kate
            October 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM

            @Jill, obviously that’s true, but we do it in private, and most people don’t usually pose proudly for photos while doing it (unless they are like you and don’t care who sees you carrying out an act that is usually so private). But this is your opinion. You can take a picture of yourself on the toilet every day if you want and post it on your facebook/twitter/whatever, and if you don’t think that would damage your reputation then good for you, it’s your life. I was just politely explaining why having a photo like that is, to me, a reason I would never want to be Melissa.

            Please do not put words in my mouth though. I did not, and NEVER, EVER would call anyone “white trash,” I think that term is just DISGUSTING. All I said is that having an embarrassing photo like that in the public domain is a reason not to be jealous of her.

      • NJ babe
        October 10, 2012 at 3:23 PM

        Excellent recap!

      • October 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        I agree every word you wrote about Mellisa. At this point Y fell so sorry about Terasa that she has to deal with such trash sister-in-law.

    • ThatOtherChick
      October 10, 2012 at 6:59 AM

      Someone who constantly lies about her past is “real”?

    • October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Jealous of Melissa! Who would be jealous of a conehead, famewhore, ex dancer with a warrant out for her arrest in Fl. and who has been passed around the entire state of New Jersey. Can you imagine her joinong your family? Holy Mother of God.

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      With your assumption I would suppose all those that are anti-Teresa are just jealous of her too.

      Facts are facts. It is what it is. She is who she is and that’s a narcissistic gold-digging phony. If anyone believes for one second that Melissa would have married Joey if she thought he didn’t have money, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. She even admitted she made the comment that once she saw his house, that closed the deal. She said she was only joking but she still had to feel that way to even think about uttering those words. I’d bet anything that if Joey’s money goes bye-bye, so will she.

  9. Pixie
    July 16, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Melissa would do anything for a little fame. She is very passive aggressive. There is little doubt in my mind that the majority of this article is true. She would do anything for fame, why else would she join the show? She was jealous of Teresa and has been this whole time. She tries to hide it, but it always shows. I never liked Teresa before Melissa joined, but there isn’t one thing about Melissa that is real, except when she said wench like me! Fake fake fake. Hope she isn’t asked back. If Teresa was smart, she would quit even mentioning Melissa and joes name while taping. Trust me the would be gone very soon. Teresa draws the audience these two are only relevant because of Teresa . Teresa, keep calm and be sweet to them when forced to interact with them and they r as good as gone!

  10. Kiersa
    July 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Melissa is the Jealous nut not Teresa. It is clear that Melissa wanted the same fame Teresa gained from s1 and s2. Teresa is not as stupid as people think she has been able to take care of her financial issues by capitalizing on being break out star. the cousin and brother and in-laws saw this and wanted the same. She was even desperate enough to try and befriend Danielle before she was fired…The only reason bravo agreed to cast her was because she could create drama for their break out star for ratings. If she was getting along with Teresa there would be no story line for her..and Kathy is still boring again obvious they wanted what Teresa had. She went from hairdresser to baker and now I want to sell books too and the obnoxious husband. They were smart enough to stay in their modest but nice home at least…because newsflash Melissa the singing career is not going to solve your money woes. Caroline and in-law joined the bashing because they are miserable that they began same time as Teresa and have not been able to make much success out of it. No one wanted to give Caroline a book deal…There have been financial issues with brownstone…and you can tell by the way Chris stresses black water is not doing as well as they claim. But ganging up on Teresa has backfired instead of bringing her down they have exposed themselves as the Jealous backstabbing witches…maybe it was not all Danielle…I mean Caroline did go out of her way to expose the book and Teresa being the loyal friend was team Caroline/Jacqueline and was willing to battle her knowing Danielle would be no match. The only storyline any of them have now is bashing Teresa…There would be no rohnj w/out Teresa just like there would be no rhoa with out nene. They should scratch the whole newyork cast and start over because they are plunging in the ratings despite their media blitz as of late. Even if it is the original show the oc could go too tamra is a ratchet jealous bully, Vicki is ratchet jealous hypocrite, and gretchen is annoying…especially now that she is friends with Tamra. Heather is boring and Alexis is a clueless.

    • Jay
      October 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      I find it ironic that Melissa is promoting a low calorie vodka. I thought she did not want to be associated with products similar to Teresa. I think that supports your point that she wants the same type of fame as Teresa.

  11. Jerseymamma
    August 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Must be fun to google your name, and instead of ” On Display” coming up…..you see this website….huh Melissa?

  12. Juanita V. Forster
    August 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    If you google “Thank you Jesus”, does Melissa’s name pop up?

    • Scarlet
      September 13, 2012 at 3:58 AM

      So funny! I love they way she says “Thank you Jesus!” but then in season 3, took the Lord’s name in vain. What a poser.

  13. September 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    lolol Juanita lolol your comment was hillarious hahahahahahahaha lololol. It is in fact that Melissa says that ALOT lololol

  14. madamedummy
    October 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    no offense to anyone but whoever believed JoeBlo is capable of any kind of success must be an idiot or terribly naive ..
    anyone who can’t see Me Ho from a mile off as $10 dollah blojob ho’ is also naive ..
    her face /eyes reek of jealousy , envy & dishonesty ..
    it’s so obvious ..
    a blind person could see it ..
    END of story ..

  15. Brynn
    October 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    You think by now Andy would be telling her just to stop talking cause she can’t keep her lies straight. What I don’t get is if everyone is picking up on their lies, how come it is not being addressed or in the media more often? I know Mel’s warrant made it out there, but like Jac’s money situation especially involving S.K cancer foundation? It’s just appaling especially to those who have beat breast cancer, and now this woman wants to be spokes person for autisim?!

    • October 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Like Taylor Armstrong being a spokesperson for domestic violence? Disgusting. You know what I would do if my son was diagnosed with autism? I sure wouldn’t wait a YEAR for my insurance to kick in (if it doesn’t make sense it probably isn’t true) She is using him hoping to have a storyline. If I were her I would get my stoned ass off of twitter 24/7 and stop discussing the very personal cognitive abilities of my SON with thousands of strangers. Chris Laurita SAID that she was on her computer all day. Get off the Xanax and booze and interact with your son on a one to one basis! How is tweeting about autism helping your son? She is dumber than dirt and just as selfish. I would die before I would talk about my kids mental status on twitter. She makes me puke!

      • Brynn
        October 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM

        I was thinking that too! I know there is time you have to wait for insurance and a specialist, but she said it took over 18 months?! As a parent, that is not acceptable. You would bust your azz everyday trying to help them doing what you could. I barely find the time now to go online with just one child. She might want to find a new insurance company…..

        • October 11, 2012 at 4:02 AM

          Ummm, not to mention that during those 18 months Bitch had every UNcovered cosmetic medical procedure known to woman-kind performed on her RichardNixonEasterIsland new face, right? Think all those fillers/botox/implants/limp plumps would have paid for a few diagnostic tests on your “regressing” son? Despicable lying lush!

          • October 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM


      • melthehound
        October 13, 2012 at 8:49 AM

        About that. She’s a ritzy titzy bitch. Why didn’t they just pay for the tests without the insurance? I actually question if that kid is autistic. It’s terrible but I think he may be going through withdrawl and only needs a little hair of the dog. Slip a little Bailey’s in his bottle, he’ll be just fine.

        Surely I jest about the Bailey’s part of it but the question still stands.

      • Jersey teacher
        October 13, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        I hate to be a white knight here, but in Jac’s defense, it may have taken so many months to get the diagnosis. Perhaps they went to 1 dr who said he is autistic and they didn’t agree and/ or were in denial. It happens….it is very common. So then they took him to someone else. I’ve had parents seeking 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th opinions because they didn’t agree with the doctors.

        Many of the specialists have very long waiting lists for appointments. I have had students wait for 6-9 months for an appointment with a developmental pediatrician.

        Also, isn’t her son 3 now? And didn’t she tweet he was going to school? He is most likely in a preschool program for children with autism for several hours a day. Jac is very lucky. There are a lot of great programs in NJ. So if he is in school, then Jac has several hours of free time during the day to tweet her little heart out.

    • Ann
      October 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      To me it’s like Jacqueline is trying to make everyone feel sorry for her because her son is autistic. Try being a single mom with an autistic child. I hate the way she acts as if having an autistic child is a really bad thing. My nephew is autistic and it really offends me how she reacts to this. She seems very selfish and a real bitch that was being fake nice in front of the cameras.

  16. Jennifer
    October 10, 2012 at 1:20 AM

    This is great work. People should know about this, given their false representations about their financial status to millions of TV viewers. Bravo’s at fault also for the zero investigation they did into these lying frauds. Andy put them on the air based on nothing but their word that THEY had the money and million dollar lifestyle, not Teresa. The same with the even more broke Wakile’s. Exxon won a DEFAULT judgement against Ritchie Wakile. Why isn’t this show called the A bunch of bankrupt Italians from Paterson, New Jersey? LOL about the sales figures of “On Display”. That makes sense, who would spend a nickel on that stupid song? Who would have tuned in to watch the show if they knew the truth about The Gorgas and The Lauritas, upfront?

  17. toxicprince
    October 10, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    kathy’s bravo blog is up & i left a comment. don’t know if bravo will let it be put up or not, but here it is:

    “the viewers are who you should care about when it comes to this show, kathy. it doesn’t matter what the hell you did or how well you think you reacted, it’s quite obvious that hardly anybody that watches this show agrees with you. you are basically calling US liars & stupid for supporting teresa, & that’s okay, just so you know anything you will endorse or put your fake face on won’t get HALF of the customers that teresa brings in. maybe you should endorse Long John Silvers & put a picture of your fishy puss on their restaurants. it might get the job done.”

    i think i might have went a little too far, but i couldn’t help myself. her new cannoli kit & products just cracks me up.

    • October 10, 2012 at 3:03 AM

      You didn’t go too far toxicprince… your comments are hilarious! These people will make you say the darndest things.

      I think my time for blogging is coming to an end, as is my viewing of any shows on Bravo. A couple of new bloggers have come online in the past month or so, and I’ll pass the torch to them… I just hope they’ll give credit where credit is due (they are following my blog and the comments, so good luck bloggers!). I might have one or two articles left in me, and then I’m going to turn off commenting and let this site stand as an archive of the shenanigans and antics of The Fame-Whorgas.

      Many, many thanks to all my other readers for your contributions to this site, and keep spreading the truth!

      But please remember that we are watching ‘characters’ in producer-driven scripted drama, and these housewives have signed the dotted line, knowing they’ve sold out to the Bravo machine. I have compassion for Teresa because she was blindsided in seasons 3 and 4, but she is fully aware of what awaits her in season 5. As far as Melissa goes, she may be in denial, but it’s obvious that season 5 will be all about exposing her secrets… which she deserves for selling out her husband’s family for her 15-minutes of fame.


      UPDATE 10/17/12:

      I decided to keep blogging so that people — who are just catching onto the fact that Bravo isn’t giving us the real story — can find the truth on this blog. So I’ll keep blogging as long as the cast keeps lying… and, unfortunately, Melissa will not stop lying and, even worse, she’ll be on for season 5 (I may not be able to stomach another full season of her though).

      • October 10, 2012 at 5:31 AM


      • morgaineswann
        October 10, 2012 at 7:17 AM

        But I just found you! I hope you’ll see the bullsh*t that will go down in Season 5 and need to put your two cents in. If not, just know that you did a great job of showing people what was really going on, and a lot of us are grateful for your effort. Peace.

      • hoolie
        October 10, 2012 at 7:41 AM

        Omygosh- I’m saddened to hear this Fame.
        I know this is alot of work for you, especially with all the comments coming through on top of writing articles.
        Thanks for every article you have put out, and for keeping the site up for referencing.
        Nothing but the absolute best to you.

        • hoolie
          October 10, 2012 at 3:33 PM

          Fame- no one threatened you I hope……

      • bravofan
        October 10, 2012 at 9:58 AM

        r they giving you heat for the site? It takes a lot to monitor it, and all your info is fantastic…I feel like the others, I just found this place would feel really really bad to see it go. Can we get ya to change your mind???

      • Jill
        October 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM

        Goo luck to you, I agree it’s time for you to shut down. You’ve planted the seeds and exposed Melissa for whatever reasons. You said it was scripted, but yet you point out every lie and contradiction. Maybe those lies were something that was scripted. I don’t believe anything ANY of these housewives said! I couldn’t even get through the 2nd reunion show because I can’t handle all the rage and disrespect shown to all the woman. Teresa played a part in that as well. I don’t think season 5 will be great because they are losing viewers from the drama fest. Best of luck to you.

        • dch60
          October 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

          The lies were something that were scripted? So do you think all the documents were planted? Just asking.

      • October 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM

        No!!! I love this site! 😦
        I think you should at least blog about the last reunion show!!!!

        • valerie nelson
          October 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM

          NO! NO! NO! YOU ARE MY REASON TO LIVE! well not actually, but you make it all bearably. Please dont go, I have a feeling the real juicy stuff is going to get exposed. The only bravo can redeem themselves is to let the viewers watch her melt, when that bucket of water gets thrown!

          • valerie nelson
            October 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM

            sorry got so worked up I forgot to edit, but you you get my drift….

      • elemcee
        October 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        Thank so much for leaving access to the site. I cannot even imagine how many hours of research you have done. It is becomingly increasingly difficult to vet information on the internet. Thank you for giving us all the info you have.

      • WindyCityWondering
        October 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

        I have always enjoyed your style and it held more substance than most – you allowed everyone to come to their own conclusions. Thank you Fame. At this point, Melissa’s days as a victim are numbered and the house of cards is about to fall – so you did what you set out to do!

      • Brynn
        October 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM

        Fame, I am sad to hear you will not be blogging anymore, but understand your reasonings. I hope your reasonings are for your own and not because of a network. I will say compared to the other sites out there, your site had a certain comfort and maturity to it. Without directly insulting anyone, you proved the facts in black and white and that was it. You allowed us to express our opinions good or bad weather we agreed or disagreed with one another. It was a relief to be able to say I disagreed with a network or its characters without getting ridiculed because I didn’t see it the other way, and to have my comments be heard and actually posted. If the site has got to be too much for you, I am sure you have pleanty of helpers out there if you would like to keep going! 🙂 I will still check this site everday hoping you change your mind, but respect your wishes. I hope all your hardwork pays off and people see what is truly going on! Best of luck to you!

      • Jay
        October 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

        This is sad news. I LOVE this blog and appreciate the way you present information.

      • October 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

        SO sad to hear that you are going to stop blogging-but it’s obvious that a lot of hard work goes into it, so I can imagine you do need a break! I hope before you go you will name the bloggers you are passing the torch to so I can frequent their sites-and I also hope to see you post there lol.

      • I live in the neighborhood
        October 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

        You can’t go and I think I know site you and talking about and it is good. You know I have been with you since the beginning. I understand NJ is getting too dark. I am afraid someone is going to get heart. Bravo is an evil network.

      • October 10, 2012 at 10:36 PM

        Fame..oh I’m sad to hear that. But I can relate to U wanting this to be a time capsule of sorts. So all we have to hope for is for something else to spark our outrage and you’ll be back?? I hope you stay with it for a little while longer. This has a few more weeks of fumes in it. Do you know what their filming schedule is for S5 or what their slated Air By date is?

      • MadiLo
        October 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

        Thanks for all you’ve written, Fame. Your work has made a huge difference in how people perceive the show, and you’ve given a voice to bloggers whose opinions and voices were deleted elsewhere. You rock!

      • RealHouseWife
        October 11, 2012 at 5:20 PM

        Thanks for the good work of exposing these famewhorgas for who they are. I know keeping up a blog is A LOT of work so kudos to you for what you have left behind archived forever. But like you, I also am turning off Bravo. The last part of the reunion will be my last (I’ve been watching since they used to show cirque de Soleil performances in the early 2000s) because they’ve become too dark, too exploitative, too mean kids cliquey, and to insulting of my intelligence. Bye-bye Bravo! I hope others follow.

      • dch60
        October 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM

        I will be sorry to see you go. I’ve been following you for quite a while now and you’ve exposed the Gorgas for who they truly are. I always felt that Melissa was a narcissistic phony and Joey has been taken by her. Unfortunately he lets “Tarzan” do his thinking for him. I actually thought she was average looking when she first appeared on housewives but she’s obviously had a lot of work done to achieve J-Lo’s look. She is the ultimate copy cat. It’s creepy. If she truly loved Joey as she claims, she would never had done what she’s done to him and his family. It boggles my mind that anyone can see this any differently. I mean, it is what it is just as the sky is blue. Teresa may not be perfect but she is loyal to her family. She has a heart and Melissa does not.

        I understand this site is a lot of work but maybe you could just blog when something juicy comes to light… no pun intended. There’s no doubt that JoGu has many faults but there’s one thing he’s not… a fame whore. And he’s not putting on an act for anyone.

        I will watch season five only if it’s becomes apparent that MeJoGo are getting their comeuppance. I’m not wishing ill on them… just want them exposed for who they truly are to people who don’t read these sites and are being fooled by them. If it’s another season of nothing but Teresa bashing, I’m out. I’ll support Teresa by purchasing her products only.

        Good luck and please know how much all of your hard work is appreciated. I’m so glad I found this site. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hope you’d change your mind. 😉

      • October 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

        Please, please don’t go. We love your BLOG! I understand your reasons for choosing to do so, but please don’t go!

    • Kim G
      October 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

      I’m not buying her “Crappoli Kits” on QVC either, in fact I’m boycotting QVC this year, and even told them via email. I don’t support losers…..

    • Mo K
      October 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM

      This post made the rest of my year!!!!
      Great job!
      In every sense you called it ALL THE WAY THE F___ OUT!

    • actual housewife really
      October 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      Still can’t believe her husband announced to the world that she tastes fishy. Wth? What a disgusting vulgar man. Instead of Long John Silvers, maybe she could endorse Monistat as their poster child. What is wrong with those people?

      I really did try to like the Wakiles last year, and at first they seemed like a quirky likeable couple. But soon enough they turned me off.

      • dch60
        October 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM

        Richie has been awful to Teresa from day one. He never even tried to hide his disdain for her. Who does that to family?

        • October 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM

          I will take that one step further and say that his “teasing” of her since she was seventeen is highly inappropriate and should have been dealt with from the beginning. His obsession with Teresa is creepy at best, he strikes me as a pervert. I wonder how he would like it if victoria was “teased by a creepy, snaggle-toothed, ugly, doughy dip shit. My father would have taken him for a long ride into the country with a shovel. God Rest his soul.

  18. October 10, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    I think there will be a lot of sad faces behind computer screens reading this. I think you’ve done a wonderful job researching the lies and contradictions of this series. I found your writing style to be stimulating, thought provoking and honest as opposed to the fluff and conjecture we’ve had to endure and wade through.

    I must congratulate you for your dedication in bringing to light the truth that most viewers share: I know not all do – entertainment is meant to be subjective!

    Thanks for making me feel sane! It is comforting to know that their are still truth seekers and fact finders out there willing to invest their time to a subject that they think is worthy – I certainly think it’s worthy! So many of us were outraged that one human has been exploited for entertainment ( I understand that Teresa put herself in the situation but I don’t believe she understood or could have anticipated what was to happen) and that a family could be so despicable and desperate to crucify one of their own for the sake of fame.

    I think in this instance reality tv (although we now can call it dramality tv) has really served its purpose in shining a light on the human condition, unfortunately it has exposed it’s underbelly of coveting, jealously, greed and hate.

    As you say it’s just a show, but boy it got ALL of us by the short and curlies no matter what side of the fence you were viewing from!

    “Th-th-th-th-that’s all folks!” Let’s face it, we have been watching some Looney Tunes!

    I’ll miss you!

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      The reason people are so taken back by this is because this actually is a family that was ripped to shreds trying to disguise itself as entertainment. No matter how much anyone calls this scripted tv, it has effected many REAL people… innocent people like the children and parents. It’s no longer fun to watch. I think most of us just want to see justice.

      • October 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM


      • Jeannie5233
        October 11, 2012 at 8:33 PM

        dch60 I think you just hit the nail on the head – that’s exactly what it is – Justice. It is difficult to accept, as we must I suppose, that at this point in time, there will be none. And so we must continue on, hoping that someday it will happen. I guess we were all hoping it to be sooner than later but it now appears if what people are saying about Season 5, it will be later.

        I think that is Bravo’s ploy – to keep us drawn in – to keep us invested. I am particularly disturbed as to why Andy is having Melissa on WWHL after the final Reunion – she, once again, is obviously being given a platform to garner sympathy and, himmm I wonder if it is also to do a little damage control based on what’s been coming out about her lately, I don’t know – maybe that’s just grasping at straws.

        But to give her the last parting shot, a low blow to Teresa once again by Bravo – it is shameful.

  19. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Fame… this is exactly what the trash sisters want

  20. Confused RHNJ viewer
    October 10, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Good morning Fame, just poking around early this morning, and found a recently (10/02/12) document filed in the Morris Cnty NJ Clerk of Court for the Gorga’s — “Notice of Settlement” for their mortgage………………….still looking into it, but thought it was interesting.


    • Kate
      October 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      I believe a Notice of Settlement in this case is just a document confirming that Melissa/Joe Gorga and their bank have agreed upon the terms of their mortgage. Normally, I don’t think it would be a big deal, except that they have already refinanced so many times in such a short period of time, it might be further evidence that they are in over their heads.

      • Confused RHNJ viewer
        October 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

        Upon further review, that is exactly was I was thinking.

  21. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Please Fame.. this is exactly what they want. I love this site. You bring the truth!!

  22. Jeannie5233
    October 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    An open letter to Fame –

    When I was blocked form Bravo’s blogs, I started searching for other sites where I could find more information that would help me reconcile how I was feeling about RHONJ – something was just not right and I wanted to see if there was more out there that would either confirm or deny what my instincts were telling me.

    I came across many blogs either pro or con about the 4 against 1 that was going on. I was turned off by them because the commentators were just so personally abusive towards one and other. I found FAMEWHORGAS and started reading the posts as well as the comments and came away with this observation.

    I think of FW as a community – We don’t know who you are and we don’t know each other but there is a thread that keeps us bound together – RESPECT.

    A great deal of time, effort, research, and exhaustion on your part has gone into writing this blog. It is, by far, one of the most comprehensive resources (backed by documentation) as to what has transpired since the Gorgas began appearing on RHONJ. I think all of that work is recognized and respected by those of us who continue to visit here and comment. That RESPECT spills over to us and it is clear you have proviced a platform where we are able to voice our opinions and make comments without being attacked, personally abused, or blocked.

    I, for one, would be sorry to see this blog close down. That being said, whatever your decisions and choices may be, I respectfully wish you all the best and thank you for allowing all of us to be a part of it.


    • bravofan
      October 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM

      yes by far, you can speak freely here
      thanls fame

    • October 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      Jeannie: I co-sign. This site has a lovely tone to it’s commenters. I get the sense that people readin gthis site are those people who see something amiss in the world and want to know more. They’re people with an education who will research something that doesn’t feel right. When someone disagrees with our view we don’t need to name call or go caps on their butts. We thank them and go on with our day. While it’s the commenters who are manintaining the tone, it’s typically the blogger that sets it. Without you on the blogosphere you’re leaving all of us thinking people out in the cold..

      Do you feel guilty enough yet?

    • October 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM

      I agree. It saddens me greatly to think about this blog closing down but I will respect any decision that Fame makes because of the respect that she shows us as commenters. I come here because unlike so many other sites, there is calmness here. Very rarely do fights ensue, it’s not negative or nasty, we respect each other, people do not come here to troll, we can comment freely, the comments are so insightful and well written, fellow posters are clearly educated and empathetic, and many many more reasons that I can’t even bring to mind right now. I love this blog not just for its wonderful content but because of the sense of community here. I would be so sad to see it closed but I understand the reasons why, I suppose. Good luck.

      • October 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

        Will you tell us if you really have Hair Like Cher before it ends??? 70’s or 80’s Cher?

    • October 12, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Jeannie I completely agree with everything you stated.

  23. bravofan
    October 10, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Great stack of all the money issues
    wouldnt be so bad if Melissa hadnt knocked teresa for holding her head high through all the problems
    How is melissa holding her head high?

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 5:48 PM

      Exactly. What makes all of the ladies so distasteful this season is not only their treatment of Teresa, it’s their pure hypocrisy. Why is there a double standard? Also, Teresa has a difficult time expressing herself so they all just bulldoze over her. Andy had tweeted that Teresa wasn’t being bullied because bullying is those who are picking on someone weaker and he stated Teresa is strong. First of all there’s so much wrong with that statement but the fact is it isn’t even true. Teresa doesn’t have communication skills like the others do. I believe it’s partially due to the fact that she DOESN’T want to expose the others. She has said it before. She doesn’t want to hurt their parents. She doesn’t want to hurt her parents. She doesn’t want to play as dirty as they do. I truly believe that’s partially the problem anyway. I also think she doesn’t think quick on her feet. If there’s four or more people throwing balls at you constantly, how many are you going to catch? You’re going to be overwhelmed so I wouldn’t doubt if you caught a one.

  24. RahRah
    October 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Fame–thanks for the many eye-opening and factual posts. I was glad you took up telling the truth because until you did there was no fair or balanced reporting/blogging it was all destroy Teresa and everything she loves at all and any cost.

    Most posters here seem to only want to know the truth but for you to recognize the truth or separate the truth from the lies, you have to have somewhat of a discerning spirit and one thing I have learned is that a discerning spirit is not that common like common sense isn’t common any more. I am surprised that so many people identify with Melissa whom I consider twisted and driven by her emotions which are not in a good place. It is obvious melissa is driven by jealousy, envy and vanity. There is no substance or depth to melissa’s character and I find her and her husband to be very shallow and superficial.

    I don’t have anything vested in Teresa I just don’t like liars and the other castmates have proven to be nothing but liars. However, I do wish only the best for Teresa and I think her successes are an indication that she is thinking and spending her time on her successes and her loved ones.

    Teresa should be an inspiration for any young woman whether a mother or not to take a leap of faith and make something where nothing existed before. I admire Teresa for taking her new found fame to the next level and using it to benefit her family, secure her family and repay her debtors. Not everyone gets that kind of opportunity.

    I pray that our Lord and Savior continues to bless Teresa and that Teresa continues to be herself.

    I think that if we talk to those members of society that have achieved success they all have a story to tell about who tried to ruin it for them but when you do that you ruin it for yourselves.

    I hate to comment on Caroline’s children but the are grown, aren’t they? Caroline you are like my late MIL, you do everything for you kids and when you are no longer there they don’t know how to do things for themselves. I would hate my mother if she disparaged me on international television; and castrate and emasculate your grown sons like they’re toddlers who still pee in their pants.

    Instead of bashing Teresa here, why haven’t you created a melissa super fan site? why? I really want to know the answer. If m is your girl why haven’t you created a site to refute this site and post the truth? Because of her lies?

    I didn’t raise a daughter to aspire to become a stripper or serve drinks for a living and God knows I hope she doesn’t ever resort to that, there are other ways to earn a living so she shouldn’t have to do that, nor did I raise her to wait on a man to take care of her but to pursue her own dreams before becoming a parent because when she becomes a parent my hope is that she will be devoted to being a parent.

    Lauren Manzo, I am not judging you but only because CM is your mother and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. However, if I were in your shoes I would relocate to france or the UK because none of you will ever be able to live down your tom foolery and stupidity.

    You never know who is watching you and hating you and plotting to take you down.

    NBC is too big to boycott or expect them to change this format, and we are not stuck with it either because all we have to do is refuse to look at it and that is what will have to happen for this type of b.s. to end.

    I think the most disappointing thing I learned is that the show is scripted and more eggregious was the fact that the producer was manipulating everyone, that is foul and stinks Andy so much so that you lost a viewer.

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      It’s not actually scripted but it is producer manipulated. Scripted to me would mean they follow a script. They’re told exactly what to say and do and are directed. I do however believe the producers set up certain situations and then light the match. They do play events out of sequence including changing what one of them say and put it into a different conversation.

      Also what we have to realize, is on all of these shows, these ladies listen to the other’s talking heads, they see what the others are doing and saying behind their backs. I’m sure if that happened with the people in any one of our lives it would add quite a bit of natural drama. Then add alcohol in many situations and you get drama threefold.

      What makes Jersey harder to take is that these aren’t women who can just walk away from each other when the show isn’t on. It’s real family and real friends. Just the fact alone that Melissa and Kathy came on the show the way they did bothers me and has from day one. People say “well it’s not Teresa’s show” but Teresa didn’t want it because she didn’t want to happen exactly what did happen. A family in tatters. It’s really very sad.

  25. Jill
    October 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    I think it’s crazy you spend so much time trying to wreck anyone’s lives (but Goddess Teresa of course.) this is a reality show people, a scripted reality show. The fact you want to waste hours and hours a day exposing someone’s life so much is crazy!! I still say Kim D owns this site and its funded by the Guidice’s. what a waste of the short life we live.

    • Jill
      October 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      To top it off, how in the heck is it legal for Teresa and Hoe to spend all this money on things (I’m sorry I publically called you our behind closed doors) “c” diamonds? How is this not fraud? What is the time frame they have to pay back their millions? Will they pay it off before they die? Doubtful!

      • Jay
        October 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM

        I don’t think that it could be considered fraud. She probably made arrangements with her creditors and set a payment schedule. As long as she pays per her schedule then she is in good standing. Considering the fact she has lowered her debt by a million suggest that she has begun paying her debt.

      • Kate
        October 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

        Teresa withdrew her bankruptcy petition. She has no legal limitations imposed on her spending, as she has chosen to pay her creditors back just like anyone else.

        As far as why someone would go to great lengths to expose Melissa and not Teresa– that is because Teresa has already had her problems “exposed” by the other housewives and numerous other blogs, and many people didn’t think it was fair and wanted to settle the score. There are tons of blogs that post negative stories about Teresa, but I can only think of about two (including this one) that have done the legwork and found the reasons why Melissa is no better.

        We don’t want to ruin anyone’s life, especially someone who has three innocent children at home. We, as people who have watched this family torn apart on national television, just want Melissa to stop lying about her past, to get off her high horse and admit that she had no right to mock Teresa for having financial issues, to realize that we all have stuff in our past that we aren’t proud of but we have to own it, and to suck it up and realize that family is more important than making up reasons to be angry at someone in order to generate drama for a tv show.

        If you think the whole thing is such a waste of time, you don’t have to hang around here and comment on every post— surely that would be a waste of your time by extension. I’ve seen comments of yours that I agreed with and those I disagreed with, and it doesn’t bother me that you are here, but if you think it is so ridiculous, why do you acknowledge it with your comments?

      • Anonymous
        October 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

        Jill can you give us an update on the bankruptcy the Giudice’s filed 3 years ok? If they weren’t paying anything back then surely, the courts would be after them. A scheduled payment structure was made yes? If they are earning above that schedule then what’s the big deal on stimulating your economy? It’s only going to help you country bounce back – every dollar a citizen spends helps the economy recover…… Hiding under the mattress isn’t going to help!

      • dch60
        October 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM

        It’s ridiculous to say this site is ruining her life. If this ruins her life then I’d say she did it herself. If you make yourself a public figure, and call out your sister-in-law on anything and everything, you should be prepared to expect it back. Sounds fair to me. Do you know how someone can expect to not be called a liar? By not lying!

    • J.Paz
      October 10, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      Yet you found this site JUST to post that. What does that say about your life?

      • Jill
        October 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM

        WOW you are all a bunch of bullying, VILE people!!!! You’re all mean, someone doesn’t agree with you, then you go bashing and insulting!!! Leave it to the Teresa followers!!!!! Class acts you all are!!!!

        • Jeannie5233
          October 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM

          And the rest of the fans who do not like Teresa – – I suppose they don’t bash and insult, do they? You use sarcasm “Goddess Teresa” yourself. Make an argument or state an opinion without using these tactics and then you will be relevant. Whatever – Next.. . . . .

        • Bigg hayah long nailsss!
          October 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM

          Actually, Teresa has said in several blogs “u can love all of us, some of us or none of us”. I hadn’t noticed any comments of the tenor and tone u mentioned in ur post. But clearly this site upsets u. I don’t know why it would upset u unless u r Melissa or one of her sisters. If ur not, then u might want to take a break from reality tv after this cos ur taking it all a bit too seriously. Just an idea. If ur one of the Marco sisters or Melissa then, u had to know what u were getting urself into. U can’t expect to knock someone for 42 episodes and not expect people to have an opinion. Shame….

        • dch60
          October 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM

          How was anyone mean to you? Sorry, went back and read the responses and mostly everyone was very respectful. You sound a bit defensive.

        • October 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM

          No no Jill, bullying doesn’t exist if you’re a strong woman right? That’s just the go to word for Teresa supporters. Reading back over the comments, rational statements were made, or a repeat of your words, this is the nature of debate.

        • Jay
          October 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

          After going through the comments I would say that posters were kinder to you than your behavior warranted. Using all caps for certain words and an obnoxious amount of exclamation marks does not mean you have a valid point. The use of logic by a poster is not bullying so much as a sign of rational thought.

    • bravofan
      October 10, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      websites are not hard to do, and dont take a lot of money, but they do take time doing and moderating, very doubtful that this site has anything to do with the Guidices, I dont know them from adam, and I found this place on my own. Basically I found it after Bravo blogs refused to post my comments. I googled and here it was. Free speech is alive and well on the internet, and there is only so much control bravo or the housewives can have…ther rest the public will take over.

    • Silvia
      October 10, 2012 at 2:56 PM

      real life can not be scripted . Facts can not be scripted. why would someone go on a “scripted” show and be using “scripted” words to bring T down? and by someone I mean MELLISA and kathy? would you go and expose your fown amily on national tv ? facts are facts. you can’t script facts. I know true hurts and mellisa isn’t smart enough to think before she acts and bashed everyone. She clearly did not think far enough. She thought we will be impressed by her singing or beauty or how great wife she is, she was so convinced she is the bomb and never though about plan B – which is happening now. B – as a backfiring. she is not very smart. she thinks she is but she is not.

      • dch60
        October 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM

        She thought everyone would love her as much as she loves herself. Narcissist that she is.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      I think it’s crazy that Melissa and Kathy went on international tv for 2 years to humiliation their family member all for a song and some cannoli – chicken and the egg stuff Jill, chicken and the egg.

      Again, you make some rational comments then throw in a little dig. No one has ever called Teresa a goddes(except Kathy, remember she’s the Goddess lady) so I don’t get your point.
      I’m really sorry that you have such little faith in humanity to think that everything you read is propaganda, best close the blinds and lock the doors now….. us humans just suck!

      • Jill
        October 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

        Fuck off hypocrites!!

        • October 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM

          Jill – please the language isn’t necessary. U can present your position calmly and back it up with facts. I have faith that u can do that. Leave the vulgarity an dame calling out and make a point. I would like to hear it. But the vulgarity and the anger? Well there are other sites that lone those kinda posts…

          • Jeannie5233
            October 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

            This is exactly what I was referring to in my Open Letter – there is very little of this kind of bashing of fellow commenters on this blog – from both sides of the argument. It is called Respect – and most people here have it. It saddens me that someone reduces themselves to such a level. I don’t understand that kind of mentality – and that is how cyber bullying begins – easy to hide behind a computer and spew some hate instead of making a rational argument for healthy debate.

            This is what I will miss on this blog – Fame – are you listening?

          • October 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM

            I enjoy the irony actually, how many times have Teresa supporters been insulted for their ability and intelligence?

          • dch60
            October 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

            Sackem – I have not seen too many here resort to name calling. That’s what those that don’t have an argument do.

          • October 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM

            Exactly Dch60, that’s not how we roll here! You get some people trying to argue the other side and they get scrappy when their argument is questioned – the danger of social media where grand statements are made and rebuttal denied. This is the exact way the ladies use twitter, throw a bomb and scatter eg the whole children debate with Melissa speaking in print then expecting no answer. It’s absurd. I’m all for a good chat, like in the real word.

            Seriously, it’s pretty obvious what this site is about, the posters here are rational, educated people but what’d you expect? A bunch a roses and chocolates? A high five. By all means post but bring something enlightening and thought provoking to the table, not just provoking!

        • Anonymous
          October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

          once you stoop to personal insults youve already lost your case.

        • October 11, 2012 at 6:52 PM

          Wow, that’ll stand up in a good debate. Use your words sweetheart so we can understand you.

        • Kate
          October 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM

          Why would you leave a comment above accusing people of bullying you (when in fact, all that person did was turn what you said in your comment back around on you), then tell someone to “fuck off” here? Wouldn’t that make you the hypocrite, accusing someone of being a bully then saying something like that? You are the only one here using that type of vile language toward a fellow commenter! No one here wants this to be a fight, but if you come to a largely pro-Teresa (or at least anti-Melissa and the gang) website and start leaving comments then you should be prepared for a debate. If you don’t want people to comment with an argument against what you said, then don’t post. But no one here is bullying you, and no one else used that type of horrible, uncalled for language toward you, so there is no reason for you to do so.

        • melthehound
          October 13, 2012 at 9:06 AM

          Fuck off hypocrites!!

          And there it is… Pot – Kettle – Black.

    • October 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

      Jill? Is that Al’s mistress?

      • Jill
        October 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM

        Joe Guidice’s mistress actually!!!! I’m so jealous of his trams gender wife that I wish he would leave her.

        • Jeannie5233
          October 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM

          You are a hypocrite – see your post above complaining how Teresa’s fans bash and insult and then you post an additional comment here and disguustingly insult Teresa. Like I said: Whatever – Next. . . .

        • October 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM

          What’s a trams gender?

          Oh I get it, you don’t have anything solid or interesting to contribute, you’re just swinging your bat. Oh Jill, that’s not setting a very good example.

          Have a great day.

        • October 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

          Jill, i guess my earlier post didn’t convince you to make the effort and post your position. Instead you post something so inflammatory and rude, I no longer have the same faith that u could rise to the occasion. O well…. I’ve been disappointed by human nature before.. I’m sure I will again. Have a nice day now.

  26. October 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    i wonder what lie she will concoct when all of this comes to light.

  27. WindyCityWondering
    October 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    It was pretty wise of the Guidices to add an apartment above their garage – if looks like some poor relatives may come a calling soon needing a place to live.

    • October 11, 2012 at 4:13 AM

      I think it will be Rosie above the garage . . . when Mama passes, Katfish and Feldman will sell the house out from under her and with no cameras around she Kat can go back to not wanting Rosie around. You heard it here first! *wink*

  28. J.Paz
    October 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    I truly honest believe that the Teresa villain story line is done and over with. Whether you are Team T or not the viewers are just over it. Its has been 2 seasons of T bashing we get it already. Bravo was quick to help assassinate Danielle and now T so i know that season 5 is going to be juicy. It wont be Jac because they wont crucify someone with a special needs child, Caro (if she does come back) she is boring so there is no story there. It will be Melissa for sure. I think bravo has seen that we are ALL interested and hooked on this and will give us what we want. The TRUTH about Melissa Gorga. I just know that if all these stories are true….. That Teresa no matter what will help her brother any way she can. Thank you jesus!

  29. GracenLove
    October 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Oh Fame sad to hear you are needing to take a break. Is there not someone else you could pass this off to? Or maybe just keep it going until after the last reunion show airs??
    There really are so many people who come here to get the real truth. Not only that but BRAVO comes here also to see what the viewers are really thinking. When someone asks me if I watched the RONJ I tell them yes, but they need to come to this blog to get the real story.
    Heck, I have even noticed that Bravo is now starting to post some pro tre comments on her blog, which I was shocked to see. I hope you realize that you have made a difference with this blog and I thank you for that!!!!

  30. October 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    oh wow … low blow -this woman can be anyone – from casino worker to his friends wife
    I don’t see them geting into the cab together
    I’m sick of this

    first children now this mess :

    • bravofan
      October 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      lol, well we know that would happen, bring the gir fwd let her go public, lets have her validated as legit, and THEN I will believe it…monica lewinski style

    • bravofan
      October 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      this one is even better….joe hitting on melissa! Melissa flirts with anything that moves both male and female, you see it every episode

      • Kate
        October 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

        Oh please… anyone can see that Joe Giudice hates absolutely everything about Melissa. He wouldn’t be caught dead hitting on her. Plus, why is Melissa running to In Touch now? She already has Us Weekly as her go to, yet she wants to steal Teresa’s as well? What a low blow.

      • Jeannie5233
        October 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

        More of Melissa spinning – smoke and mirrors – get out as much negative information on Teresa for several reasons – she is trying to deflect onto Teresa as much negativity as she can to take the attention off the news that has been coming out about her this week. She is also doing damage control for this coming Sunday – preview shows Joe Giudice telling Melissa to tell the truth on how she Really met Joe – that is when the two Joes start yelling and Joe Marco says “my f@cking wife”

        And, lastly, Melissa Marco who, by the way, picked up her brand new BENTLEY this afternoon, is out to completely destroy Teresa. She is not content with having destroyed Teresa and Joe’s relationship; now she is out to destroy her marriage and career.

      • October 11, 2012 at 3:18 AM

        Fame, I posted a new comic strip on the latest Tre Bash. Melissa needs to redneckanize!

    • October 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM

      She looks like his waitress! This means nothing. Jeez!

    • Kate
      October 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

      Didn’t you guys know? If your husband shares a car with, or even TALKS to another woman, that’s cheating. And God forbid he plays slots with her!!! Lol. I can’t even believe the things that pass for a “story” these days. If Joe Giudice was having flings with women other than his wife, I’m sure they would have come out of the woodwork to sell their story to a tabloid by now.

    • October 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

      Rosie ‘Jones’ bwahahaha – now that’s a coincidence.

    • October 10, 2012 at 9:36 PM

      PS either Radar didn’t credit Perez Hilton or Hilton didn’t credit Radar….

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM

      Well if this Rosie woman saw her sitting on Joe’s lap and Joe petting her why didn’t she take pictures of that? The pics that are shown are lame.

  31. bravofan
    • actual housewife really
      October 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      Maybe if Jacqueline keeps saying it enough times, over and over again, it might come true!! 😉

  32. Maria
    October 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    When she goes to Florida, we all should call the police down there to get her arrested. SHE IS A FELON!

    • hoolie
      October 10, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      well isn’t that what they do on America’s Most Wanted…. aren’t we encouraged to tip off authorities…hehehehehe

    • Kate
      October 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

      I’m sure someone already has…

      • Jeannie5233
        October 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM

        The fact she was in Florida this past week and there is an open warrant shows she being flagrant – courts really don’t like that and frown upon it. Perhaps if someone has called the authorities, they should also be told she that even AFTER the warrant went public and she was fully aware of her “little indescretion”, she went anyway. HMMM. . . .

        • Jeannie5233
          October 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM

          CHRIS STARK STRIKES AGAIN – see her comment below.

          Looks like Melissa cleaned up her mess in Florida this week.
          Shoplifting case dismissed.

          Great job Chris, as usual!

  33. bravofan
    October 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM
    • Jeannie5233
      October 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      Does anyone else see the Pingback: OhGorga/Photoshopped between this post and the next on their computer? I clicked on it and it brought me to another blog. There is another Pingback further down too – Can somebody explain what these are?

      • REALLY?
        October 14, 2012 at 7:31 AM

        Jeannie5233. IDK how this pingback got on here but it’s a twitter person called Miss Amia Says who is behind this blog and she is just reiterating the same things she get’s off blogs, I know her and Chirping Twit are good friends, maybe she helped. The ONLY blogs I read are SH, Fame, and now Faux Reality. I forgot allabouttrh but not so much!

    • REALLY?
      October 12, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      I read the responses to this and I agree with what some of the comments are saying, which is this alisa maria is friends with the Marco sisters and was very close to Melissa too. Look on her TL very interesting, maybe once she gets on RHONJ she will turn on Teresa, she seems very shady IMO.

  34. October 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Fame I’m sure going to miss you!! I really wish you great things!!! No one can take your place! I’m sad I feel like I know you! Thank you for all your hard ass work! Take care!

  35. Constance
    October 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    You CAN live in a house with a construction loan. I know, I’ve done it. The requirement to live in a house is the occupancy permit, financing isn’t the issue at all. A bank may require a higher standard than the municipality….ie the municipality will issue an occupancy certificate, but the bank may require more work before they will switch to a conventional loan such as landscaping, paint, finish work not required for occupancy

    • Kate
      October 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

      Is that NJ law? Does it vary from state to state or is that true everywhere? This is interesting as there have been a lot of conflicting opinions on this.

      • Constance
        October 10, 2012 at 10:47 PM

        This is typical. The occupancy permit is based on inspections by the building inspectors…these are safety related. Windows installed, wallboard installed. electrical, plumbing ect. Once these inspections are completed, you will receive the occupancy permit, The bank may require items to be completed in order to convert the financing that the building inspector doesn’t such as interior and exterior painting, driveway paved, grass installed.

        • October 11, 2012 at 12:44 AM

          That’s interesting. I’m being genuine because we’re exchanging ideas but it says this:

          ” In her Bravo blog on May 14, 2012, Melissa claimed that they moved into their mansion in 2008: this would mean that they were living in it while it was under construction (it wasn’t completed until 2009, according to tax records). So she inadvertently admitted that they were living in it without an occupancy permit (at the time, they had an interest-only construction loan, not a mortgage).”

          I get decoration vs completion but what constitutes construction? Maybe I have to revisit the timeline because would you put a house on the market incomplete at that level as it suggests in 2009? It appears the loan was not converted unitl 2011 when we saw it complete in 2010?

          So these things aren’t dependant on each other? I’m confused. I’m in a different country …..

          • Constance
            October 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM

            For example installing trim, baseboard, flooring aren’t necessarily required for occupancy. You can live in the house and finish the work once you have the occupancy permit. The bank however has their own list of completed work which has higher requirements than the occupancy permit.

            Since the bank owns part of the house and property they want it in sale-able condition and require more work so it is very common to occupy a building while finishing work required by the bank.

            The municipality doesn’t care if you have trim moldings around the doors and windows…the bank does care as they require a finished house.

            The municipality doesn’t care about your financing, it has no bearing on whether you can have an occupancy permit.

          • October 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM

            Thanks Constance.

          • dch60
            October 11, 2012 at 7:15 PM

            Sorry Constance, but by your last reply if everything you say is true it sounds like MeJoGo at the very least played the system. It doesn’t take two years to install moldings.

  36. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I will miss this site and all the hard work that was put into it. Thanks Fame.

  37. Patypr
    October 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Thank you for this ! I really hope Teresa gets vindicated in season five.

  38. October 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    I hope you will pop over here once in a while when you have a great scoop like you always do. It must be demoralizing to have to wade on the sewer that is Melissa’s life. I do understand.
    I will miss you terribly!

  39. mml
    October 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Really, do you have a job? Why do waste so much of your time trying to defame others. Move on.

    • Kate
      October 10, 2012 at 8:01 PM

      Why does it matter whether or not she has a job? Is there something wrong with not being employed? You don’t know anyone’s circumstances. And regardless, people have a right to their hobbies, even if that hobby is investigative journalism into the truth about celebrities that you like.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      I wish Melissa would have considered her defamatory words and action before she attempted to destroy her famil.

    • Anonymous
      October 11, 2012 at 4:29 PM

      Why do you waste time coming/reading/commenting/worrying about it? What a stupid thing to say.

  40. happylady
    October 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Please reconsider fame, there is a need for you . Where else can anyone go when we need the facts? I know u have a life and respect your decision, however the selfish part of me is really bummed . Thanks for all the good work!

  41. Jersey girl
    October 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Not really sure about the rest but I can tell you 15 miles in this part of Jersey can mean 45 minutes to an hour during peak travel times. Moving 15 miles here is the equivalent of moving much farther in other areas of the country. I have many friends who have moved 10 miles in north Jersey and reduced their commute times by 90 mins a day.

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

      Very true but I still don’t buy her story. Guess she wants to be closer to her new bestie Caroline.

  42. Patypr
    October 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    To fame …… Please dont go …. Dont gooo dont go awayyyy! Im beggin you to stay!…. Best wishes to you God bless hope to see you back in season five

  43. October 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Anyone that says anything about this site is a Marco!!

  44. October 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    No! i just found this site!

  45. October 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Anything negative I meant is A Marco

    • dch60
      October 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Exactly. I would never go to a site that was pro-Melissa and specifically anti-Teresa. Why would I? I happen to feel for Teresa and can’t stand Melissa. They’re either Marco’s or masochists.

  46. Meho Whorga
    October 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Fame please as one of your very first few dozen fans I beg you not to leave especially because that filthy disgusting lying cheating whore Meho will get signed on for Season 5 and we need someone to keep exposing the bitch.

    I remember when I stumbled across your site. You only had a few posters. I linked your site on twitter and people were going nuts over your site. Since then I cant believe how much your following has grown. Your articles always seem accurate and you obviously are in the know about the lying slut and her vile disgusting gross husband Joe Whorga.

    PLEASE DONT GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Maj123
    October 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    As a lurker to many “Housewives” sites, I must compliment you on your endeavor in creating “famewhorgas.” This site is, by far, the most informative and intelligent discussion related to RHONJ on the internet. It should be required reading for any fan of the franchise. Sorry to hear that you’re ending your stint here, but wanted to congratulate you on a job well done!
    Really appreciate all your efforts — Thanks!

  48. Stella
    October 10, 2012 at 9:43 PM


    NOOOOOOOOOOOO please don’t go!!! 😦

    • Jeannie5233
      October 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM

      Here is the other Pingback that I talked about in my above comment. It is a link to another blog. I’ve never seen these before.

  49. October 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Ok random thought for the day – Joe Gorga’s twitter is in a state of revival i.e. he wasn’t using it an now all of a suddenly he’s putting all those silly phrases on it, Melissa and Joe are extending their relationship conversations to the public twitter-sphere (I don’t care if Joe asked you out on a date apart from it arousing my suspicions) and there’s this campaign in the press that Teresa should get off the show – not Melissa and Kathy who are in the same predicament, then Joe’s talking about getting their own show. “Lucy – you’ve got a lot of explaining to do”.

    I mean it’s no surprise – this was Melissa’s goal all along to drive Teresa off the show for the spotlight (hmmm I’m recalling the Gia/spotlight information) but her actions and intentions are becoming more transparent with every “inside source”.
    Teresa was described as aLucy-esque character in season one, are the Gorgas trying to become Lucy and Desi Italian style? After all, this hasn’t really been Melissa’s storyline when you think about it, she maybe the mouth piece because of the format, this has been Joe’s story, it’s his family. Thoughts?

    • Jeannie5233
      October 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM

      Hi Sackem- how are you feeling!

      I just posted above my feelings about what is going on with the new USWeekly rag article “a source” (aka Melissa’s camp) says Joe Giudice’s been hitting on her and the news of “Joe cheating again in AC”.

      I read the tweets between these two – yeah, I think you are on to something. Put out an article how terrible Teresa’s marraige is and look how wonderful mine is. I also think they are trying to deflect the question Joe Giudice asks Melissa in the preview “tell how you really met Joe.” Guaranteed that doesn’t get answered though. It’s all damage control.

      She also got a BENTLEY today – LOL.

      • Silvia
        October 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM

        seriously? Bentley? wow…well it is a damage control as you wrote. to show the world she ain’t broke and still on display! how lame.

        • October 11, 2012 at 9:40 AM

          How neuveau riche. Ghastly.

          • Jeannie5233
            October 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

            Who drives a Bentley in Montville?? I used to live in Jersey Morris County – I’m sorry there are alot of people who live in far richer towns, have much more money than Melissa Marco could ever hope for and wouldn’t be caught dead driving a Bentley. I lived down the street from Whitney Houston back in the day when she first got married to BB and even she didn’t have a Bentley.

          • elemcee
            October 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM

            That’s lovely. What nice family cars. I am guessing Melissa got resigned to the show, or they sold their house. Or both.

      • Jeannie5233
        October 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

        And, today, Joe Marco is tweeting the car dealer about his new LAMBORGHINI – they are trying so desperately to show they have money.

        If you have so much money to buy/lease these cars, let me ask you – most of the Housewifes support and fundraise different charities – What charities do you support? Oh, I know the Gorga charity!

        Such disgusting display of vulgarity.

        • October 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM

          OMG the sound like they’re living out some 90’s rapper fantasy….

          • October 13, 2012 at 12:12 AM

            I wonder if Joey has to sit on a cushion to reach the petals. What a poser.

        • October 11, 2012 at 7:21 PM

          Wow! These two have no clue how desperate weeks like that look. I feel so embarrassed for joe & melissa. It’s cringeworthy.

          They all of a sudden went out and bought cars that start at 6 figures? If they signed their S5 contract, it wasn’t enough to even put a down payment on one of those cars.

          • October 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

            so true. It must be the $900.00 that Melissa has made on i tunes thus far that they used for the down payment.

        • Viestepia80
          October 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

          That will come to an end once IRS GETS ON THEIR ASS! He should learn from Teresa.

    • J.Paz
      October 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      Hey ladies i know you often post so i had a question for Andy but do not have a twitter. I was hoping one of you could ask. So my question is:

      During the RHNY Ramona Stinger stated that she felt verbally abused/ bullied by Aviva Drescher. Now we all know that Ramona prides herself as a STRONG, independent, smart woman. Yet even she was able to feel bullied. Now doesn’t that go to show that Teresa is capable of getting bullied and that Andy’s theory of being “strong” makes you incapable of being bullied is in fact a lie.

  50. Silvia
    October 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Fame – thank you for all the hard work you have done with this awesome blog. I have discovered it only few weeks ago but enjoyed it very much . It serves the purpose – you opened an eyes to many and they can see the true now. I believe with season 5 Mellisa will be exposed and on display . True is true and true will always prevail. Always. Wish you all the best !

  51. IamNobodysHW
    October 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    I don’t comment a lot but I do come on this site everyday. I will miss you and I will continue to come to this site everyday in hopes of hearing from you again. Thank you

  52. October 11, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Catching up …. to favourite parts so far: 1) Kathy screaming a Teresa about accepting her apology cut to Caroline not accepting Teresa’s apology. 2) Caroline describing seeing Teresa talking to Dina as a knife in her heart, but feeling vindicated for talking to Missy and Kathy who she insists she keeps at a distance, because when she met them. Yeah right. She had a change of heart – ummm can anyone spell contradiction much. Teresa did come up with one specific thing because it WAS the entire season. The entire season was about the stoopid cookbook and apology according to Caroline, it didn’t help that Jac was shouting at her you were bullied or you weren’t bullied. Jeez! What other reason did Caroline have to turn against Teresa? We never told. We were told she thinks she’s sneaky because of the cookbook, and that’s what she told Teresa.

    • October 11, 2012 at 2:41 AM

      Every sentence out of Melissa’s mouth contradicted the next. She never spoke negatively about Teresa’s cookbooks? I recall many time where she has claimed Teresa’s mother does the cooking…. she can pay for her house 10 times over???? She said jokingly or not that when she saw Joe’s house, she jumped on him… you just don’t say things like that .. but it’s a joke right – so everyone else can joke and give half assed apologies??? Boy o boy! She sure as shit did not write that song about her own experiences!

      • October 11, 2012 at 2:43 AM

        PS what about the quip about Teresa’s dress – we don’t talk about other people’s appearances…..

        • October 11, 2012 at 2:49 AM

          Whoa – Caroline’s aside about Teresa needing to push people down but no one could be happy for her on CA – no one watched! Aren’t we meant to be happy for everyone? I just heard crickets and saw an eye roll from Melissa! While I’m thinking about it isn’t Melissa’s song about being a “star” the same thing she accuses Teresa of describing herself as, the thing along with the cookies that got her so riled up, as said on the reunion???? Oh and she got her dig in about Teresa’s marriage as she was chastising Teresa about taking the Gorga marriage apart…. which they all have been doing all season, all these little quips about Juicy. Didn’t Kathy say something along the lines of not understanding why she calls him Juicy etc. They’ve bashed him all season!!!!!!

          • October 11, 2012 at 3:02 AM

            Did Melissa really say at the end that Teresa talks about their marriages but that they never talked about her’s………… speechless. What was the quote from On Common Ground that is obviously from Melissa saying one husband runs around. Oh and by the way, the whole Juicy flirts with Melissa thing has to come from a Marco or Wakile. The End.

          • October 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM

            Sackem. Well melissa also said that “she doesn’t IIe” (involuntary blinking eyes and all). So clearly this reunion is the “just throw it at the wall & see if it sticks” show

            I’m very suspicious when a famewhore like Wendy Williams is acting in concert w Melissa and joe in their saying teresa should leave the show, new low for Wendy… And it’s hard to think what low-ER would be for her.

          • October 11, 2012 at 7:38 PM

            The whole reunion kinda summed up the show “we can, you can’t” mentality. I can’t for the life of me understand why these other hosts are wading in. I mean Wendy has a background in radio where opinion is more the thing but as an interviewer, it just doesn’t make sense. I mean who is Wendy when she’s at home sans weave? A viewer just like us. It’s her job to be impartial! We’re not reinventing the wheel but this genre is a social commentary and now she’s part of the story,not reporting the story. Maybe she lives in Jersey and wants on?

  53. MomaJackie
    October 11, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    OH NO! Fame I will miss your articles.

  54. October 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    I’ll bet Juicy would rather gouge his eyes out than flirt with Melissa.

  55. Gail
    October 11, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    For the love of all that is Holy, plesae please reconsider! I love this sight & the factual information that you provide. I check this sight everyday to compare it to other stories that I hear in the mainline media. Would you consider a story every couple of weeks? Thank you for all your hard work!

  56. holy cannoli
    October 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Please don’t leave Fame..

  57. Gigi
    October 11, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    2,000? Thats all? During the 2nd part of the Reuinion did anyone notice that Joe Guidice was saying that Melissa tries to make everyone think that she has a perfect family, etc. He was saying a bunch of comments but they were all yelling all over each other and Melissa got louder as Joe was saying stuff about her that I bet was very True I am sure…Watch it again and notice when they are talking to Joe and see what he is saying about Melissa, its really funny because you can so tell Melissa is trying to dround him out by yelling louder…

    • October 11, 2012 at 7:27 PM

      Yeah, she does that.. It’s not a bad tactic.. But it’s unfair to the viewer

  58. October 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Thank you Fame , I loved your investigative blogs so much info and entertainment. I like SH and this site not too many trolls. Thank you for entertaining me for hours on end. I hope you reconsider but I understand that this must take up a lot of your time. Thank you again.

  59. bravofan
    October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    and lauren makes fun of teresa????…”Spell it”…. PEEK Lauren, PEEEEEEEK

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    Watch a sneak peak of #RHONJ reunion tn on bravo at 8:45 followed by a new #RHOM ! Same producers so if u like our show you’ll LOVE #RHOM !!

    • cr
      October 12, 2012 at 2:58 AM

      yes i do recall her struggling to understand the difference between a joke and a threat (s1 or 2) during a conversation with her brother regarding vito AND not knowing what a democracy is or isn’t although she did say that it sounds bad (s1 or 2) .

      she also doesn’t read (s4), apparently make up brochures just have too many complex words and that’s why she has jacqueline with her.

      I have no doubt that it was her somewhat witty brother that spoke about tre’s blog and after lauren looked up the word napalm she thought ‘i garn get this gurl with all my knowledge’

    • Kate
      October 12, 2012 at 7:53 PM

      I know, right? I remember back in season 1 or 2 there were a lot of clips of Lauren not understanding and having to ask her family what some basic words meant, or just generally saying stupid things and they all made fun of her for being, well, not the sharpest tool in the shed (great family, right?). Back then she was just a little dim, now she’s dim and disgustingly mean. I guess iall that “tough love” from her family is turning her into a mini Caroline because she used to seem like kind of a nice girl.

  60. Jeannie5233
    October 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Guess who is on WWHL on Sunday after the final Reunion – yep, you guessed it, Melissa. She gets to have final say on this debacle. Why are we not surprised?

    • bravofan
      October 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM

      I know what a joke, I saw that….and we will have a poll in her favor and all flattering questions
      T will hang strong though

  61. bravofan
    October 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    where the he11 is fame?
    fame dude come back

  62. MomaJackie
    October 11, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    I visit your blog each and every day I am able to. I am so happy I found it. I appreciate all of the work you have done to discover the truth. I wish you would continue, because I am sure there is so much more. I respect whatever reason you have to discontinue this blog.

    I am glad I discovered you. May God bless you and everyone important in your life. Thanks again.

    Some bloggers get paid for their work. You are great. Perhaps when the time is right you may want to consider another blog or resuming this one. Your following would be huge. Just look at the way the “comments” have jumped in the last few days.

    Again, the very best to you and yours.

    • Jeannie5233
      October 11, 2012 at 8:45 PM

      What I’m sad about is the work is not done and Fame says there are other blogs taking up the cause – that may be true but it won’t be the same – Fame has done such an awesome job and everyone here respects each other – as I said, sort of like a community, if you will. Hard to find that on most blogs on the internet. I enjoy reading the commenters here – mostly everyone has something important to say and to contribute. It also helps us all to feel like we are not alone – like we are not crazy. I don’t Tweet and I’m not on Facebook and I can’t speak my mind on Bravo so this has been a great place for me to “vent”.

      I think this last post of Fame’s is going to have ALOT of comments!!

  63. October 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    scoop #rhonj I notified @radar_online = melissa gorga florida shoplifting case dismissal

    • Confused RHNJ viewer
      October 11, 2012 at 10:18 PM

      More than likely she took care of it quietly on her trip to FL this week.

      • Kate
        October 12, 2012 at 7:58 PM

        I wonder if it was an issue of the statute of limitations being up? Because the only way that she could possibly be innocent in all of this is if she really did stand trial in ’97 and the bench warrant was issued in error– but a clerical error of that magnitude seems unlikely. She probably had skipped town long enough that they couldn’t prosecute anymore because the statute of limitations is up. Which doesn’t make you any less guilty, it just prevents them from punishing you for it.

    • October 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      Hi, couldn’t see this on radar online – just another mistress for Juicy – obviously more people would do Juicy the Richie – myth busted!

      • October 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM

        thats cause they haven’t stolen it yet…. i sent the scoop to radar…now lets see how they spin it….another exclusive with no credit given to me??

    • bravofan
      October 11, 2012 at 10:45 PM

      oh interesting….she must of wrapped it up

  64. Donna S.
    October 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    I really hate too see FAME not here , but I under stand I will miss you
    LOVE Donna S.

  65. Silvia
    October 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Is someone else taking this blog over? Someone should continue this ! If Fame wants break, we have to respect that but can someone like Sackem, HairLikeCher, BravoFan, Jeannie5233k , Chris S. take over? Its needed 🙂

    • bravofan
      October 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      lol Im out…sites take time, I dont have it, but I hope one of the others can help fame, thanks for the shout out though

      • Silvia
        October 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

        no problem 🙂

    • October 12, 2012 at 2:03 AM

      Oh thanks so much Silvia!!! I would be being in a different country I can guarantee getting access to the show!

      • October 12, 2012 at 4:45 AM

        farout – I’m having a shocker *but being *can’t guarantee

        • October 12, 2012 at 4:22 PM

          Maybe a group of folks could tag team … just a suggestion.

      • Silvia
        October 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM


    • Jeannie5233
      October 12, 2012 at 8:31 AM

      Silvia – you are absolutely correct in that this site needs to continue – I just really wish I could but, frankly, I don’t have the time and I’m not very computer savvy, but thank you for the mention 🙂

      I think the problem here is as dch60 mentioned, most of us are very frustrated and we want to see Justice brought to not only the Gorgas but to Bravo as well. We want to see resolution and need this blog, not only to uncover truths, but to also help share views and perspectives with each other.

      Melissa will be on WWHL after the show Sunday to get her last licks in to the general public who don’t go trying to find the real truth. With Season 5 looming before us, Bravo is luring us back in so that we watch and see what unfolds with the hope Melissa gets her comeuppance.

      I don’t know Fame and I don’t know if he/she is still reading any of these comments, but while we should respect the wishes of Fame, I hope there is a realization that there is a very valid reason for the continuation of this wonderful blog and either someone approaches Fame with the idea of taking it on or Fame finds someone to step in. Either way, it would be so appreciated. But, in my own opinion, I think Fame is just so exhausted from all this and wants a break. I truly hope, though as Fame said, he/she will be back with a few more posts.

      • Silvia
        October 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

        I know its a full time commitment to run a blog like this. Let’s hope for the best as there is so much more to be uncovered .

        • October 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

          Nobody gets the real facts like fame does and puts them in context. The problem is is the Fame, who is actually a very nice person, but is disgusted by the unfairness of Bravo and the darkness of this season in particular, may have to actually make a living. You would have made a great investigative journalist, Fame. You have all of our respect. Teresa just has the worst brother on earth. Now he blames her for stealing their parents. Does he think they are deaf, dumb and blind? They can see that he has serious psychological problems and as long as he is lead around by his bitch wife by a nose ring and her garbage bin sisters, he a a hopeless cause. It is like he is in a stupid cult. How did Teresa steal your parents Josephine? do you want us to put and amber alert on the N.J. Turnpike? You are a horrible, ungrateful backstabbing son, who has forked over his father by convincing him to let him flip his house and take all the equity out of it. Every time he stabs his sister in the heart, the knife goes into the mother, too. He is an absolute disgrace of a son, brother, Uncle and father, because he would rather please his psychotic, lying, guttersnipe of a wife, than show respect to his parents who seem like decent people. He has nobody to blame but himself, but he thinks he is an angel from God. More like a lying pussy who is so brainwashed by his nasty-ass wife that he can no longer think for himself or distinguish between right and wrong. I hope they both fall and fall hard. They are both so ghetto. Yuck.

          • Jeannie5233
            October 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM

            You are right Gessie – I think it is sad that someone who has worked so hard to see justice done to the Gorgas and Bravo has become so exhausted and disgusted because of all the manipulations. I believe that Fame has really had it – not given up per se – but probably needs to get his/her head back into his/her personal/professional life. This can become so dark and depressing because the UGLINESS could begin to permeate one’s own life – especially with all that has been uncovered – and it still continues to go on and on.

            With all of this wealth of information, I cannot fathom WHY it has not gotten out to more people, except that maybe society has become so corrupt, it really doesn’t care – in fact, craves the drama and the mob mentality in taking down another human being. The Roman empire became decadent – think Coleseum where gladiators were applauded for murder – and eventually fell.

            I’m not on Twitter or Facebook but if there is some way this information could become more mainstream, I think it would be quite an eye opener to a great deal more than who already know the real truth.

    • Kate
      October 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM

      Maybe fame could make a new post where we could go and comment whenever anyone finds new dirt?

      • October 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

        I think Fame said he was going to leave the comment section open.

  66. Jennifer
    October 12, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    LOL those 2 fame hos getting such ostentatious cars. Who do they think they are kidding? Has any more money possibly been spent to sell so few CD’s downloads? These people are comped everything, probably including these cars, by some dealer looking for publicity. The Gorgas and Wakile’s aren’t remotely wealthy enough to be on this show.

  67. Jennifer
    October 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    I hope some of the tax and bankruptcy professionals come forward a give a hard look at the Laurita bankruptcy filings. How much money was allegedly siphoned off for their personal use? Has either Jac Daniels or whats his name had to give depositions yet? Has BLK went under yet?

  68. Squeezy
    October 12, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    I’m pretty sure MeGo didn’t copy Teresa when this photo was taken – notice the cross necklace!

  69. Gigi
    October 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I knew it when they said Melissa was in Florida this past week, she went to clean up her mess..its suddenly “Dismissed”? She never tweeted about it (that I saw anyway) and she suddenly had a interview in Florida???..Give me a break…and YES, Melissa will have her last word on Andy’s WWHL this Sunday after the last reunion show…surprise surprise…I can not wait to see what she has to say…NOT!

  70. threegirlsofone
    October 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Fame, I am not sure how long ago I found your site but ever since I have, I check it several times a day – for both your amazingly thorough investigative posts and the readers’ insightful, informative comments that make this community of truth seekers so special. I don’t post often but I am very sad that you are thinking of ending this blog. Those of us that come here, I think, are truly invested in seeing Teresa vindicated and the others exposed for the liars they are. It has been so disheartening as a viewer to watch a group of middle aged women(and their families) who should know better relentlessly attack, defame, and villify Teresa, her husband, and their beautiful children while they all sit there smugly with skeletons of their own that go ignored. I hope that karma visits them all soon and you are still blogging when it does. Thank you for all you have done to expose the truth about the “famewhorgas”.

    • LilyM
      October 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      Ditto !!

  71. October 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Fame, please do not go, You are my blood pressure solution when it comes to this show. I will never be able to find another one that will work as good as you. Without you I do not know if I can cope watching. Maybe I can cope if you reduce the dosage, but please do not go off the market.

  72. Meri
    October 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    I just came on this site to check if there is any new news and am sad to discover Fame will be departing us soon.
    I found Famewhorgas.com about a month ago and spent hours reading all the information posted here….it was such a thrill to find out I wasn’t alone in my views of RHONJ. Many viewers believe it is Teresa that is the culprit or the one who never takes responsibility for her actions and I just didn’t feel that way. Friends would mention the show and I would say, “Well, I like Teresa and I think she is being ganged up on unfairly,” and the response was often, “Are you serious?” So in finding this site I had facts; facts that were well investigated and explicitly written. I had answers to questions that I was wondering about and many things I never even guessed were going on behind the scenes or being edited. It was so informative and it justified my feelings for Teresa and her cast mates.
    One of the best parts about the site is that it doesn’t name call or bash the other housewives…it gives us the truth..facts. I don’t like some of the pro-Teresa tweeters that make lewd, nasty comments about the other housewives. In my view, it just makes Teresa and her fans look bad. And it isn’t necessary or helpful. I know it is sometimes hard not to use profanity or name call when watching this cast…and I am sure I am guilty, but I try not to and respect and appreciate Fame for keeping it clean and keeping it real.
    The RHONJ seasons 3 and 4 have been maddening. The bullying, the name calling, the manipulative editing, the unfair outlook of Teresa by the cast and Bravo (everything the Giudice family does “bad” is highlighted, while the other families get a pass on everything they say and do) and I could go on and on. I would like to interject for just a minute and say watching a clip of the reunion part 3 where Teresa is screaming and crying, “Mommy and Daddy love you!” to Joe and she is basically ignored…by everyone! So when she is hurting and showing raw emotion the rest of the cast rolls their eyes! So very maddening! Well off, point, sorry. But this site has been a ray of sunshine on what has been a show with a dark cloud hanging over it for 2 seasons. Thank you, Fame, for making it bearable to watch RHONJ…because I knew that I was not alone…and more importantly…that Teresa was not alone.
    I can only imagine the amount of time Fame has spent on investigating, writing, and reporting all the information that has been presented on this site. It seems like everyday there is something new happening with this cast and I totally understand and respect Fame’s decision to stop in the near future. I wish it wasn’t so…but I understand.
    Thank you again, Fame. You have done a remarkable job and you will be greatly missed!

  73. October 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Ok, so this inability to do their blogs just show us how they respect the viewers. We got Melissa driving around in a Bentley, Jac twittering away, Caro investing in restaurants essentially on our dime. The blogs are about interacting with the viewers but obviously, they use them in the war – it really exposes the maturity level and motivation of these women. Who paid for the Bentley? Who paid for Antonia’s party? Your notoriety, the fame you wanted, handed to you by us? Boy PR 101 – don’t shit in your own nest, or perhaps don’t bite the hand that feeds you!

  74. Meri
    October 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    I’m guessing it is in their contract to post blogs after each show…so perhaps it is true Caroline and Jac aren’t coming back so they are basically sayng FU to their fans. Good riddance! But what about Melissa? I guess all those rag mags and lying interviews are taking up all her time. It would be nice to think she isn’t coming back, but thats only hopeful thinking.

    • Jeannie5233
      October 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      Jacs tweeted she will be writing her blog after Sunday’s show – I imagine the other two will follow suit, alon with Kathy’s and Teresa’s.

      Melissa tweeted the other day when one of her fans made a derogatory comment about Teresa’s fans “Birds of a Feather flock together”. A dig at Tre’s fans – again.

      When are the four of them going to realize that ALL the fans – whatever “team” they are on – help to make the show successful and, therefore, should be appreciated. Remember Teresa’s first paragraph in her Bravo Blog – how all the fans are important and without them, there wouldn’t be RHONJ?

  75. REALLY?
    October 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Fame I really love this blog and I will miss you!!!

  76. GracenLove
    October 13, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Has anyone seen Jac’s latest twitter rants? Fame we need you 😦
    She starts off by asking if your going to watch the last reunion show.

    She tells people to go back and reread her last bravo blog #4and #7.

    She is saying she saw show #3 and she will post a blog after it airs, where she will vent everything out.

    She also says that she has a recording of a conversation that took place after the fashion show and she just wishes that someone would agree to let her release it.

    Sorry, but I am no Fame… so my reporting style is very lack luster to say the least.

    • REALLY?
      October 13, 2012 at 5:07 AM

      I read that tweet and it says to reread her last bravo blog and pay attention to #4 and #7, so I read the blog and it looked to me like she is saying that Kim D. is saying that Teresa knew about this set up at the PFS. I think she also insinuating that the recording is of Jac and Kim D. Here is the link http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/season-4/blogs/jacqueline-laurita/the-grudge

      • Jeannie5233
        October 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM

        I agree REALLY? – Jac also tweeted she wished someone would give their permission to release the conversation and says it is a Mutual friend of Jacs and Teresa’s. This definitely makes sense – Kim D. is still friends with both of them. Frankly, I can’t understand why Jac would be still friends with Kim – her #4 in her blog addresses this but I think it is a bunch of bull – Jac is soooooo indignant with Teresa about it but not with Kim? It doesn’t add up.

        This may be a little off the wall but there is also another remote possibility the conversation is from Cat Rodriguez. Remember a couple of weeks ago, Teresa tweeted to her and it was friendly. If they are still friendly, then that would also be a “mutual” friend of Jacs and Teresa as well. Just a theory.

        I’m still going with Kim D.

        • REALLY?
          October 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM

          I am too Jeannie5233!! I think Kim D. likes to play both sides and if she turns against Tre than Tre will no longer promote her business which would be a HUGE loss for Kim D.

    • Anonymous
      October 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      I feel sorry for Jac. No, I will not go back and read her stupid post. She has never been lacked for words. I mean everytime she opens her mouth it is he said, she said. She is crazy to think I believe anything that comes out of her mouth. How did season 4 and your plan work out. Go away. The lme light is fading quickly…… LOL You really should be taking care of your family, but with you gossiping and twitter is more important. That is sad….

  77. villadeste
    October 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Does anyone know what the laws in New Jersey are regarding recording conversations without the other participants knowledge. I would guess this can only happen when there is a suspicion of a crime. That might be why these “conversations” can’t be released. Jacqueline might have broken the law and faces lawsuits from people who had no idea they were being taped. Typical Jacqueline, implying others are cowards when the fault is all on her.

  78. Mrs. Noogent
    October 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Fame, I’ve been following you from the get-go and I love this blog. I’m sorry to see you walk away! Thank you for all your hard work and I will miss you!

  79. Lee Ann
    October 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    I am curious about the house that Teresa and Joe’s parents were living in. It was mentioned in season 4 that Joe had sold it. I’m just wondering what he story is there and if is related to all of this other crap…

    • September 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      we did not watch nj last nite,im so proud of us.BUT is there anyone that can fill us in? n are any of the blogs up from any cast member?

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