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Does Joe Gorga Abuse Steroids?

March 23, 2013 66 comments

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Here is what we know about Joe Gorga after two seasons on RHONJ:

  • He disrespects his parents, especially his mother.
  • He called his sister “garbage” and told her to “walk the f*ck away” at his son’s christening.
  • He later called his sister a “f*cking bitch” in front of her children and his children at a family pool party.
  • He treats his wife like his personal prostitute and claimed on camera that her “owns” her (Melissa said “everything he owns is for sale”; Joe retorted, “everything but his kids is for sale”).
  • He called his daughter a “cock blocker.”

Is Joe a misogynist whose aggression has been heightened because of steroid use?

Joe Gorga Before (Season 3) and After Steroids (Season 5)
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He has beefed up since season 3 (see photos above), and he could be experiencing roid rage. In the Gorga’s very first episode (season 3 episode 1), there is a weird scene with Joe Gorga and his parents at his son’s christening in their very first episode, but this could be attributed to drinking and drugs other than steroids (according to a former RHONJ post production supervisor, Joe was doing more than just drinking at the christening):

We hear Joe Gorga say: “Mom, you are cold, cold, so cold!”

His father chides him, and Joe Gorga is screaming at his father: “I’m your son, remember that! I’m your son!”

Joe’s father says to him: “And I’m proud of you.” But then he says: “Eh, you want to listen to me? Go cry to your mother. You only think about yourself.”

Joe Gorga turns back to his father and screams: “You’re my father! You’re my father!”

Joe’s father attempts to make his way to his son, but it looks like he’s getting a little roughed up, too. Joe Gorga finally tracks down his father in the hallway and tells him that Joe Giudice is garbage.

[Source]

About 13 minutes into the video above, “Turning Point with Frank MacKay” (taped in 2012):

Joe Giudice says there was a big change when Teresa’s family came on, trash talking her. Teresa and Joe both say that her family wouldn’t have done it if they weren’t on camera. And they say that they never treated her like that before coming on national TV. Joe says he used to get mad about it, but now he just feels sorry for them for doing that to their family. Teresa said it was a stab in the back, and her parents were very upset about it, especially after seeing what happened at the christening… her parents don’t even want to be on the show anymore, they want no part of it.

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Categories: Steroid Abuse

Danielle Staub Has Meeting with Teresa Giudice; Teresa Calls Penny Drossos Karagiorgis a Stalker

March 13, 2013 211 comments

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A source close to Danielle Staub told @RHO_Gossip that she taped a scene for season 5 on March 10, 2013:

Real Housewives Of.. ‏@RHO_Gossip
DANIELLE STAUB IS FILMING TODAY #RHONJ
2:19 PM – Mar 10, 2013

iRealHousewives ‏@iRealHousewives
@RHO_Gossip really? How do u know? That’s exciting 🙂

Real Housewives Of.. ‏@RHO_Gossip
@iRealHousewives that’s what I have been hearing from a source close to her but not with Melissa 🙂

Fame-Whorgas heard the same thing from another source, and although the source had no details, they believe that only Danielle and Teresa were in the scene taped on March 10th. Perhaps Danielle and Teresa apologized to each other, agreeing to put the past behind them, especially the scene from season 2 where Teresa waited at the country club to confront Danielle after the Posche fashion show and then chased her into the parking lot:

Teresa decided to say “Hi” to Danielle. That “Hi” was as good as a loaded gun pointed straight at Danielle. And, of course, the two housewives’ conversation quickly escalated into a screaming cat fight, including arguably one of the best quotes of reality television, ever. Danielle: “Don’t call me honey.” Teresa: “Is ‘Bitch’ better?” Danielle retaliated by claiming that Teresa’s house was in foreclosure. [Source]

At the end of part 2 of the season 2 reunion special (which premiered on September 6, 2010), Danielle hugged it out with Teresa and Jacqueline and called a truce (Caroline refused to accept her apology). In January 2012, Danielle tweeted that only Teresa kept her promise for the truce; however, Danielle also tweeted that she would forgive Teresa only if she apologized in person.

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During the scene they taped together, it is highly likely that Danielle and Teresa discussed how Melissa contacted Danielle to worm her way onto the show — they could have discussed the cheating scandal surrounding Melissa.

Penny Drossos tweeted that she would be seeing Kim D on March 10th, the same day Danielle and Teresa taped their scene together — so perhaps Kim D and Penny also taped a scene with Danielle and Teresa.

Courtre ‏@Courtre
@PDKhair @NLEventsDesign @KristenPosche I was trying to go [to Kim D’s birthday bash], but I haven’t been able to get a hold of tickets!!

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair
@Courtre @nleventsdesign @kristenposche call Kim at POSCHE 😉
1:16 p.m. – Mar 9, 2013

Courtre ‏@Courtre
@PDKhair I have! But, I’ll keep calling!

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair
@Courtre I’m seeing her tomo ill let her know 😉

Penny also tweeted on March 9th that she will be attending Kim D’s birthday bash scheduled for April 11, 2013.

Courtre ‏@Courtre
@PDKhair Are you going to Kim D’s birthday bash?

Penny Drossos ‏@PDKhair
@Courtre yes ill be there.. Are u coming!!

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Teresa is listed as “special guest BFF” on the poster advertising Kim D’s birthday bash, so she will be there for sure (to obtain tickets for the event, contact the Posche Boutique at 973-406-7675).

In recent weeks it has been revealed by sources that Teresa is calling Penny a “stalker”, and Teresa appears to be distancing herself from her.

“I’ll be honest. tre 562Teresa did tell Melissa and Joe that Penny is a stalker and that she’s not friends with them. Teresa reacted this way because Melissa asked why Teresa would be friends with Penny when all Penny does is talk about Melissa. Teresa told Melissa that she is not friends with Penny, and Penny is a stalker dying to get on the show. She told all her friends this and it just blew up in her face.” – TeresasFriend, March 4, 2013, AllAboutTRH

According to a source, during a scene taped on February 28, 2013, Joe and Melissa Gorga made certain to tell Penny that Teresa is calling her a stalker in an attempt to get Penny to say that Teresa was involved in arranging the phone call she took from Mike at the holiday Posche Fashion Show on December 3, 2012.

Penny surely will want to address the stalking accusations with Teresa, hopefully on camera. It is possible that producers are manipulating the situation so that the two cannot discuss the accusations until the season finale, when all the cast is present.

If Teresa is involved with exposing Melissa’s past, I believe most of her fans will be sympathetic considering how she was put through the ringer in seasons 3 and 4 — and the entire cast held her up for public scorn before, during and after reunion 3, plus they continued the attack on her and her marriage during reunion 4. She was wronged by everyone and it is understandable that she would want to redeem herself and take them down in the process. She is only human, but if she is involved, in any way, with revealing Melissa’s secrets, it would be best to own it and let the chips fall where they may.

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Bravo Consistently Does Not Rank in the Top 25 of Cable TV Networks for Primetime Viewing

March 11, 2013 101 comments

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“Let’s face it,” said Phil Robertson, star of ‘Duck Dynasty’ on A&E, “the bar has been set pretty low for you to get on American television these days. I think they said, ‘Why don’t we try a functional family,’ and somebody said well, that’s a novel idea. Round here, you know, there’s no outbursts, belligerence, cursing, gettin’ drunk, dope, no, we’re all Godly people, so maybe it’s a little switch for a change. We’re not actually rednecks, but we probably could be called goodoleboys.”

Cable TV ratings from TV By The Numbers (based on Nielsen ratings) for the weeks ending February 24, 2013 and March 3, 2013, show that none of Bravo’s shows ranked in the top 25 for prime-time viewing.

  • For cable prime-time total viewers, Bravo ranked 25th for the week ending February 24 and 21st for the week ending March 3.
  • For cable prime-adults 18-49 during prime-time, Bravo ranked 21st for the week ending February 24 and did not rank for the week ending March 3.
  • For cable total daily viewers, Bravo did not rank for the week ending February 24 and did not rank for the week ending March 3.

Shows on the Bravo network consistently do not rank in the top 25 for weekly prime-time cable viewing.

Cable Top 25 for Week Ending February 24, 2013

The Walking Dead topped cable viewership for the week ending February 24 with 11.014 million viewers. Pawn Stars was the second most-viewed original program with 5.013 million viewers.

None of Bravo’s shows ranked in the top 25 for the week ending February 24.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 Walking Dead AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 11014
2 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 5013
3 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 4855
4 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4818
5 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4674
6 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:04P 4493
7 Gold Rush DISC Fri 08:00P-10:02P 4464
8 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4387
9 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 4324
10 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4162
11 Swamp People HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4092
12 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4061
13 AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY Sun 08:30P-09:00P 4029
14 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:00P-09:30P 3898
15 LRC 13 ACADEMY AWARDS PT2 EN Sun 07:30P-08:30P 3767
16 COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN Tue 07:00P-09:25P 3733
17 LRC 13 ACADEMY AWARDS PT1 EN Sun 05:30P-07:30P 3725
18 Shake It Up DSNY Sun 09:00P-09:30P 3725
19 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3712
20 DRAKE & JOSH NICK Tue 07:00P-07:30P 3696
21 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:00P-10:30P 3590
22 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun 10:01P-11:00P 3495
23 SpongeBob NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3448
24 OVER THE HEDGE MOVIE NICK Mon 07:00P-08:00P 3416
25 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:30P-11:00P 3407

Cable Top 25 for Week Ending March 3, 2013

The Bible topped cable viewership for the week ending March 3 with 13.103 million viewers. The Walking Dead was the number two program with 11.296 million viewers.

None of Bravo’s shows ranked in the top 25 for the week for the week ending March 3.

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 BIBLE, THE HIST Sun 08:00P-10:00P 13103
2 Walking Dead AMC Sun 09:00P-10:01P 11296
3 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 8617
4 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 10:30P-11:01P 8530
5 VIKINGS HIST Sun 10:00P-11:01P 6212
6 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:31P-11:02P 5194
7 Pawn Stars HIST Mon 10:00P-10:31P 4958
8 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4864
9 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 4734
10 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4704
11 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 11:01P-11:31P 4682
12 WWE Entertainment USA Mon 10:00P-11:12P 4559
13 American Pickers HIST Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4493
14 Swamp People HIST Thu 09:00P-10:00P 4415
15 TANGLED DSNY Sun 08:00P-09:45P 4355
16 SpongeBob NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 4305
17 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:00P-10:30P 4052
18 DUCK DYNASTY A&E Wed 09:30P-10:00P 4003
19 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 10:30P-11:00P 3884
20 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3783
21 SpongeBob NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3777
22 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Tue 09:30P-10:00P 3763
23 TALKING DEAD AMC Sun 10:01P-11:00P 3746
24 SpongeBob NICK Sun 10:30A-11:00A 3677
25 Big Bang Theory, THE TBSC Sat 09:30P-10:00P 3673v

The following are the rankings for the weeks ending February 24, 2013 and March 3, 2013 from the website TV By The Numbers.

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