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Insiders and Eyewitnesses Say RHONJ Cast and Producers Fake and Stage Scenes; Season 5 Premieres June 2, 2013 With the Same Cast

April 3, 2013

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Insiders and Eyewitnesses Say RHONJ Cast and Producers Fake Scenes

In the photo above, Teresa Guidice, Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita go to Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City on Thursday, March 28, 2013, to support Kathy Wakile and her Dolci Della Dea cannoli making kit. The following is a report by Naughty But Nice Rob about the event and how they faked and staged the scenes:

If you are expecting to see all the ladies gang up on Teresa Giudice, think again – so far the producers want them all to get along.

“I saw Teresa arriving and saying hello to all of the other ladies, kissing them, and acting very friendly. So that confirms that they are, or at least, were all getting along as of last Thursday,” one source at the taping tells Naughty But Nice Rob. “I took footage on my iPhone and you can clearly see the producer guiding them through conversation and orchestrating the situations. It was kind of disheartening to see how involved the producers get. I over heard them say many times, “make sure you talk about this” – and literally direct people when to walk into certain conversations.”

Another eyewitness confirmed the account adding,

“The producers forced Teresa to have a 20 minute conversation with Kathy Wakile’s mother. They also forced Teresa and Kathy to talk about some incident with Kim D. I couldn’t make out exactly what it was, but I think it had something to do with Kim D insulting Kathy’s appearance on QVC and making fun of her business venture with the cannolis. Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita also had a long conversation about some situation unfolding with Kim D. I did hear them specifically talk about the upcoming hair salon opening.”

However the biggest moment that was staged was when the women were running late to meet Kathy and the producers told her she needed to act upset and mad that they didn’t show up.

“I have video of one producer basically telling her that if she didn’t cause a scene, they would have nothing to use from that night. So, they made her and Richie have a 10-minute conversation about how annoyed they were that the other housewives didn’t show up, while Richie called all of them on the phone.”

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5 Premieres June 2, 2013 With the Same Cast

According to BravoTV’s website, RHONJ will premiere June 2, 2013. The following is part of Bravo’s “overview” of season 5:

  • A sense of communal rebuilding encourages Teresa to rise above the past drama with her brother and sister-in-law, Melissa, and mend her family for good.
  • Jacqueline struggles to cope with her son’s autism diagnosis while tensions from her fallout with Teresa push her towards her breaking point.
  • Caroline fights to shed her reputation as a bully.
  • Melissa strives to break free from the weight of her husband Joe’s family drama.
  • Kathy attempts to step out of her husband’s shadow to find her own voice and launch her career.

Here is the other part of the “overview” of season 5:

Season 5 welcomes back the entire cast as Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, and Kathy Wakile pick up right were last season’s contentious reunion left off. This season they are on a mission for redemption, scrambling to pick up the pieces of their fractured relationships. The women also find themselves shifting through rubble after Hurricane Sandy leaves much of the Jersey Shore in ruins, including some of their homes.

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“Bravo wouldn’t do bodily harm but it’s completely taboo to say anything [about the upcoming season] and you have to respect the position you’re in because they are my employers. I understand where they are coming from. There’s a lot of money put into these shows and they don’t need a housewife running rampant telling story lines, it’s the last thing they need.” – Caroline Manzo, Naughty But Nice Rob, April 1, 2013

From BravoTV’s website, Teresa Giudice’s biography:

“Teresa Giudice is a true Jersey Girl born and raised. The daughter of Italian immigrants, she grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, where she met Joe, her loving husband of 13 years. Teresa devotes herself to her four beautiful daughters — Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana. A graduate of Berkeley College with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management, Teresa is an inspirational working mom. She launched her own professional hair care line, Milania, and a line of bottled bellinis, Fabellini, and will soon introduce a line of ready-to-use gourmet foods straight from Italy, Skinny Italian-Fabulicious Foods, as well as Fabulicious Desserts. Teresa has also taken the publishing world by storm with her three New York Times bestselling cookbooks Skinny Italian, Fabulicious! and Fabulicious! Fast & Fit. Her fourth book, Fabulicious! On the Grill will be released in May. In 2012, Teresa showcased her business savvy by starring on NBC’s hit show Celebrity Apprentice where she raised $70k for the charity NephCure.”

From BravoTV’s website, Melissa Gorga’s biography:

It’s all about family for sassy Italian Melissa Gorga. She and her husband Joe Gorga have been married for eight years. They have three beautiful children — Antonia, 7, Gino, 5, and Joey, 3. A housewife and proud of it, Melissa blends old school Italian values with a modern lifestyle that allows her to follow her passion. She turned her dream of becoming a recording artist into a reality with multiple songs breaking the top ten Dance/R&B charts on iTunes, including On Display and How Many Times. Melissa is just getting started. Along with her blossoming music career and chasing after three high-energy kids, Melissa has written her first book, Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, coming out in September 2013. Little Miss Everything (as Joe calls her) has a lot going on. It’s hard work juggling career(s) and kids, but somehow Melissa makes it all look easy!

From BravoTV’s website, Jacqueline Laurita’s biography:

“Jacqueline Laurita, one of the original cast members on RHONJ, has been married for more than 11 years to her husband Chris, who is also the brother of another original cast member, Caroline Manzo. Chris is president and CEO of BLK Beverages. The couple has two sons, CJ, 10, and Nicholas, 3, and Jacqueline has a daughter, Ashlee, 22, from a previous marriage. Jacqueline has been a cosmetologist for over 20 years. Aside from spending time with her family, Jacqueline continues her passion and career in the beauty industry as an owner of a beauty Medspa in Oakland, N.J. called, “Altruistic Beauty Medspa” that should be opening late summer/early fall 2013. The spa is dedicated to those who are unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others. This sanctuary is all about giving back. Jacqueline always tries to see the good in people, but can hold her own when challenged. Jacqueline does not take anything for granted and believes that true wealth is about love, family, friends, personal growth and helping others in need. As a Warrior Mom, her mission is not only to recover her youngest son, Nicholas, from Autism, but also to help many other families by becoming an active advocate in the Autism community. You can follow her Autism Journey in Parenting Magazine from February-July 2013 as she is a contributing editor for the magazine as well as having an online blog on their website as well as her own.”

From BravoTV’s website, Caroline Manzo’s biography:

Caroline Manzo is the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman. Always putting family first, she is a devoted wife and mother of three children, Albie, 27; Lauren, 25; and Christopher, 24. Caroline has been married for more than 29 years to her husband Albert who runs The Brownstone, a very successful catering facility in Paterson, NJ. The business has been with the family for over 30 years and is one of the premiere event spaces in the state. Although Caroline spends the majority of her time managing the household, her family has been known to run her ragged as she supports BLK Water, Brownstone Sauce, and Cafface Beauty Bar. Caroline also has a new Podcast on iTunes, “Let Me Tell You Something,” which is a Manzo family roundtable each week. Caroline is affiliated with several charities including SCTNOW, a foundation dedicated to stopping child trafficking within our own borders, CROC, a foundation dedicated to helping cancer survivors, Best Friends Animal Society, Wounded Warriors Project, and The PG Chambers School, a NJ facility dedicated to educating children with physical and mental disabilities. Often described as a feisty spitfire, Caroline manages to have it all — family, friends and a career. In her opinion, that is what makes her a “Real Housewife” of New Jersey.

From BravoTV’s website, Kathy Wakile’s biography:

Since last season, Kathy has developed her hobbies into a career as a domestic diva. Juggling home, career, and family she manages to find time to be involved in raising brain tumor awareness, a cause close to her heart. Her Goddess Eye jewelry line gives a portion of sales to the National Brain Tumor Society and The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Kathy’s dessert line called “Dolci della Dea” — Goddess Sweets — launched its debut product the Cannoli Kit on QVC and is aspiring to branch out to other retail venues nationwide, including Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC, LA, and Miami. Kathy believes in having your cake and drinking it too. She has found a way with her “Red Velvet Cosmo” cocktail. She resides in Wayne, New Jersey with her husband of 21 years, Rich, and their two children, Victoria,19 and Joseph, 17. Despite all the changes in the last year, Kathy still loves to party and live life to the fullest. While keeping her finger on the pulse of so many different things she effortlessly continues to find the balance in everything she does.


“In a recent episode, when they show Kim D with Teresa, they edited it to make it seem like she was leaving St. Josephs hospital in Paterson after her father’s heart surgery. This is not true. That morning Teresa and Kim D met at Kafe Neo in Totowa for breakfast. I work there, so was allowed to come with family in order to fill the restaurant without having random customers disturbing the shoot. From what I overheard at my table, it was a conversation about Teresa’s new fitness endeavors and obsession. She was dressed like that because she was shooting a fitness class that morning. Coincidentally, Caroline and Melissa and Jacqueline were also shooting at a gym in the area that morning. So expect for Melissa to play up a new fitness storyline this season to compete with Teresa’s.

“And also Kim D was consoling her about her father, in my opinion, as a way of proving why her and Teresa are still friends. They both were actually very nice and funny, making all of us laugh and taking the time to small chat with everyone there.

“A little insight into their filming: they had to re-film them both coming into the restaurant and eating breakfast. The producers had to keep reminding them to ask about certain things and make sure the conversation was going in the right direction. If Teresa stumbled her words too bad, they would start over and reenact the scene.

“Just like Teresa and Joe at dinner, this part of her filming was entirely cut out. The producers seemingly just wanted her to be with Kim D when she got the text from Caroline, which is such a ‘coincidence’ considering everyone holds Teresa’s continuing friendship with Kim D against her (Caroline even brings it up at their confrontation in the same episode). This is only one of probably multiple incidents where Teresa and Kim film together, for it to only meet the cutting room floor.

“I just found the whole thing quite funny, because the producers promised my employers camera time and exposure for at least our restaurant logo, and instead nothing but the parking lot made the final cut.”

Kim D gives a totally different account in her blog

Heather Maclean met Teresa five years ago, a few months after RHONJ started airing. Here are some highlights:

I helped Teresa get an agent and a book deal, and she told the publisher she wouldn’t write the book without me. It’s been 4 books now and we’re still best friends! I don’t ghostwrite Teresa’s blogs. I don’t ghostwrite anything. A ghostwriter is a secret, uncredited writer, and I’m credited on everything I write or edit. Teresa knows every word of her blog is going to be scrutinized though, so she does run her thoughts and ideas past other people to make sure they sound good… She talks about what bothered her in the episode, if she’s being too sensitive, whether she should say something this way or that.

I worked with a lot of different networks, but they’re all pretty much the same: they want great entertainment as cheaply as possible.

I was at the Posche Fashion Show where Teresa was forced to confront Danielle (I was crying in the corner).

I think the best way to describe reality TV is “real people put into unreal situations.” They cast interesting people, but filming them in their normal lives is never going to be interesting enough, so the producers amp up the drama. They’ll tell you, “This is boring! I’m falling asleep! No one’s going to watch unless you guys do something dramatic!” They don’t necessarily give you lines, but they will definitely give you suggestions, or tell you want they need you to say “for storyline,” but to go ahead and “say it in your own words.”

To be fair, the producers try and get as much of a real story as they can, but it’s almost impossible. Have you ever heard of the Heisenberg effect? It’s the idea that nothing can be purely observed because the very act of observing something changes it. The minute a camera shows up, reality changes… Not everyone in a cast member’s life will agree to be on TV, so you’re never going to get a true and complete picture.

Every relationship, especially with in-laws, is going to have its up and downs, but I think Teresa’s and Melissa’s differences have been greatly exaggerated for the show. Before the show started taping, they never missed a single Christmas together.

  1. HWAddict
    April 3, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Very disappointed with BRAVO bringing everyone back. The biographies are total fantasy. Teresa when faced with bankruptcy went to work to support her family and get them out of financial ruin. Melissa a woman with a past who tries to act like Miss Goody Two Shoes. Her goal in life is to destroy her sister-in-law Teresa. Kathy a woman so jealous of her cousins sucess went running into the night screaming me too. Caroline was liked in season one, but her masked slipped in the following seasons and we got to see the real Caroline, a mean nasty and bitter woman. Jacqueline a waste of human. Her two favorite hobbies are drinking and fighting.

    • Marty
      April 3, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      You summed them up! Teresa is the star! The rest are hungry bottom feeders!

      • Anonymous
        April 3, 2013 at 7:54 AM

        I was just going to say, if I’ve never seen the show the biographies would have me loving all the housewives… What a crock.

    • JUST ME.
      April 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM

      I don’t understand how bravo will take the show from its disgusting end of season 4 and the reunion, twist it and make anyone believe they now all skip into season 5 as friends and no back stabbing…no one not even people who have never read any blog or magazine story could ever understand…..it would never work out unless the people who said the most vial
      Things about Teresa and joe, coming crawling on their hands and knees begging for Teresa to forgive what they have said and done to her…..no one is stupid enough to buy what bravo is selling…..and where is the truth about melissa?? Her losing the mansion, joe digging pools for the real rich, and wacko soon to lose their home, and go to jail, bankrupt, and Caroline’s kids fiasco business adventures….come on bravo give us soon truth!

      • April 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

        andy won’t let them tell the truth,he thinks we are all dumb and will forget the past two yrs. guess we have to forget we voted teresa number one as most popular housewife too. while others never made it out of fiorst week lol

        • April 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM

          now we know joe got into fist fight with johnny, how long before he goes after teresa. miss andy and bravo better hope this doesn’t happen this cpuld backfire on them

  2. holy cannoli
    April 3, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Chris Stark was wrong yet AGAIN, ( she swore that it was going to start in the Fall, LOL) See I told ya the season was gonna start late Spring early Summer like it ALWAYS has done since it’s been on. Whats’s weird to me is that they are promoting this season starting 2 freaking months before it starts!

    Anyway where are the ” friends of housews” mentioned?

    Oh and Cracker Jac..Please “tensions from Teresa amd hers fall out push her towards her breaking point” What a freakin crock! Again blaming Teresa her behavior.. How about all her and her husbands financial issues, legal issues, etc, on top of handling her childs diag.

    • holy cannoli
      April 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      * for her. Remember the season 3 reunion that you blow off and stayed home drunk tweeted all about the PFS THE NIGHT OF, AND ALL OF SEASON 4, then blamed on a ” break down? LOL, you really fooled Andy and Bravo didn’t you?

      • April 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

        but holy,you are not supposed to remember that lol

        • holy cannoli
          April 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM

          @ lucille


      • Jeannie5233
        April 3, 2013 at 9:02 AM

        Interesting Jacs pulled that “breakdown” and got away with it. Adrienne Maloof, while I do not any empathy for her at all as I feel she brought alot of that drama on herself, did have some valid reasons for not attending the Reunion. Legally she can’t talk about her divorce and she has made it quite clear her children were off-limits – it was in her contract. Bravo could have gotten around that and not allowed any questions in that direction but that would have made both her storylines completely disappear. Really, what could she do – sit there and plead the Fifth the entire time? It would have been ridiculous. So she opted not to attend and she was dumped. Andy “understood” Jacs situation but not Adrienne’s? Sorry, but that doesn’t add up to me.

        • holy cannoli
          April 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM

          I think Cracker Jac and Adrienne are both cowards for not attending their reunions. Adrienne could have very well said when asked certain things could have said I can not answer that because of legal issues, etc. I don’t think it would have been ridiculous , it would have been the truth. At least she would have had the guts to show up, and answer things that she could, like stuff about her and Lisa, etc. There were things she could have talked about.
          Thye both should have been fired. Cracker Jac should have been fired for season 5 since season 4 was already filmed.

          As far as Cracker Jac, there is no way, Andy in my opinion could possibly understnd what she did. Staying home and tweet, tweet tweeting all about the PFS, and just about all of season 4, then claiming a breakdown! Then months later claiming a breakdown? Bullshit! That woman was upset over something that did not involve her and was called out by Teresa and she knew it, she also knew exactly what was going to happen that night, and was caught by Teresa too.. Funny all those ladies were upset about that night, all those ladies had zero sleep, all those ladies knew they could not speak about what happened the night before taping seaon 3 reunion but they still pulled it together and showed up and di what they had to do.

          • holy cannoli
            April 3, 2013 at 10:34 AM

            opps, I just reread my post ^^..Lol, it’s all over the place, sorry. 😦 I’m too lazy to fix it., lol.

            • April 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM

              It is a great post holi. The only thing you skipped was “tweet, tweet, DRUNK tweeting”.

              • holy cannoli
                April 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM

                Love ya moma!! Muah!!

                LOL..Yes. ” tweet, tweet, DRUNK tweeting” Cracker Jac’s speciality!!

            • Jeannie5233
              April 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM

              holy – it’s not all over the place! It makes sense and I agree with you!!! 🙂

              • holy cannoli
                April 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM

                Love ya @Jeanne, but it’s a hot ass mess!! lol

          • April 3, 2013 at 11:16 AM

            I believe when Jac got home from the PFS she was very angry at being called out and drank way too much. She would never be able to come out of her drunken stupor in time to do any reunion filming. Season 4 was filmed but had not yet aired. There was really nothing to gain by firing Jac right then and possibly alienating some of her fans. She was not as unpopular with the viewers at the end of Season 3, as she is at this time. I do believe Ms. Andy was very angry with Jac, but knew in her condition she could not be filmed. That is when he decided to use her absence from the reunion as a “hook” for the viewers. What could have happened to drive poor Jac to a “breakdown” and (gasp) skip the reunion? Certainly we would have to tune in to Season 4 and find out. If not for Hurricane Sandy and Nick’s autism, I believe Jac was on the chopping block.

            I do not watch RHOBH, but from what I have read on the blogs Adrienne wanted out and skipped the reunion purposely. She wanted to show Ms. Andy that she could do what she wanted to do, contract or not. We all know there is nothing Ms. Andy dislikes more than one of his housewives not following his orders.

            • April 3, 2013 at 11:27 AM

              You are on the right track momajackie! Click on the link to read what a former RHONJ post-production supervisor said about it:

              Jacqueline Laurita Wasn’t at the Season 3 Reunion Special Because the Producers Didn’t Want Her There


              • April 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

                fame,do you think miss andy should wear a football helmet at next reunion ? jacko might have her spikes on

                • Jeannie5233
                  April 3, 2013 at 7:53 PM

                  Oh, Lucille – 😉

            • holy cannoli
              April 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

              Hi moma

              I think Cracker Jac coming out with Nicholas . in People right before the season 4 reunion saved her cra cra ass( even though they knew all about him).. Andy did not want to look like ” that guy” that fired a housewife with a special needs child.

              • Jeannie5233
                April 3, 2013 at 1:52 PM

                Totally! The timing was so suspect – as you said, Stevie Wonder could have seen right through what she was pulling!! It was also right around the time the info about the possible lawsuit against the Lauritas was coming out.

                • holy cannoli
                  April 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

                  Yep yep yeppers @ Jeannie My Queen!

            • Jeannie5233
              April 3, 2013 at 1:53 PM

              Great post Moma! I believe you are correct!

              • holy cannoli
                April 3, 2013 at 2:07 PM

                I agree.. Lady Moma is the best!

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        • Silvana
          April 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM

          I think Andy did NOT want cracker Jac at the reunion because she is a loose cannon and they were afraid she would blow the lid off season 4. They must know she is a freakin mess!!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      Jacs at her breaking point all right – and it has nothing to do with Teresa.

      It’s got to be very difficult living a lie on a daily basis, knowing that your husband and yourself have possibly been caught and could very well pay the ultimate price. I know they haven’t been charged with anything yet – and while it literally could be a few years down the road, I do believe there is enough evidence for that day to come.

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Holy, I have heard the name Chris Stark, but don’t know anything about her. Who is she

      • Jeannie5233
        April 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

        gloria – Let me just say – you don’t want to know and leave it at that.

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      Holy, who is this Chris Stark person?

      • holy cannoli
        April 3, 2013 at 6:01 PM

        Aww she is a ” know it all” , wanna be in the know person, that spews bullshit on twitter all the time. Says she is a ” researcher( rolling eyes here) She thinks she knows everything and thinks she has all this inside info. but has been wrong so many times it’s laughable. She is as bad if not worse than Bravo Maxine/ Tweet Maxine.. A real goof!

        • April 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

          Eek. Careful holy. I feel like that was someone setting some bait. Maybe to keep her name in the press, maybe to start more drammmmma.

          • holy cannoli
            April 3, 2013 at 6:50 PM


            Meh, maybe who knows..I stand by my opinion of that person.

  3. stay
    April 3, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    I am also so disappointed with bravo by bringing theses five back. Since Kathy and Melissa came on the fun, loving show has turned dark and sad. They ruined this show esp with Joe Gorga and those two troll sisters who begged bravo to get on the show. LMAO

    • Marty
      April 3, 2013 at 7:43 AM

      Mehoho is the main culprit in Bravo’s and RHNJ demise.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM

        I agree Marty. I think Bravo thought this was a gold mine to bring her on and bring the drama. And, it did work – RHONJ became one of the most viewed shows from the franchise.

        However, I believe it has backfired now with all the infighting. People have become disgusted because of the NATURE of the drama – it is not just “oh, you have the same dress on as me!” anymore. It is sinister, ugly, and distasteful. After awhile, people just don’t want to hear it anymore. It’s like the friend who constantly complains about a situation – at first, you are sympathetic but after awhile, you don’t want to hear it anymore – either do something about it or stop complaining!

        • toxicprince
          April 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

          i disagree, i think the problem is that it is the “oh, you have the same dress on as me!” (at least in teresa & melissa’s case). their drama IS like that, stupid petty things that they really shouldn’t be fighting about, but they do. half the time this “drama” doesn’t make sense to me. for example, when joe gorga had the flu & was in the hospital, he was mad that teresa had not visited him or called! that is just ridiculous! who gives a s#!t? why would she have to visit him? & the tabloid drama is JUST as ridiculous. like, get over it people. stop the whining & save the fighting for something worth fighting for.

          • April 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

            guess poison joe thought he was more important to her,than there father was.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

            While some of the things that go on during RHONJ are petty and stupid such as the example you give and Caroline getting in a twit about the comments in a cookbook, this show, as I said, is much darker and sinister than the rest of the Housewives shows. RHONJ is the only one that has family members as part of the cast and therein lies part of the problem. The other part – the green-eyed monster has reared its ugly head and continues to.

            This show features a brother and sister bitterly fighting with a sister-in-law instigating and plotting behind Teresa’s back. This show has a gang-up mentality of the rest of the castmembers against Teresa. I believe Fame actually counted about 21 individuals involved with the show who were all against Teresa. This show had two adults bullying a little girl who only wanted to see her mom. This show has nasty namecalling, screaming, and violent fighting. This show had a Reunion where an “old school” Italian niece who says she shows “respect” spewed vile names about her aunt and uncle while that same aunt and uncle’s SON sat and said nothing. It also had another individual threatening to “rip her tongue out”.

            I don’t see any of this extreme drama on any of the other shows. I don’t find this petty, stupid and ridiculous. I find this grossly malevolent and it is disturbing that some people would call this entertainment.

            • April 3, 2013 at 7:49 PM

              I agree with you both! On one hand it’s silly pettiness on the other it’s malicious.

              • April 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

                Those freakin’ sprinkle cookies have a lot to answer for! They look delicious with their rainbow disguise!


                • Jeannie5233
                  April 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

                  And, of course, let’s not forget “my mom’s recipe!” Thanks for the levity, Sackem! When it comes to RHONJ, you really do need to try to find the humor – even though sometimes it can be difficult 🙂

                  • April 3, 2013 at 8:14 PM

                    Absolutely! I oscillate between head shakes for their propensity to be persnickety to being agog at their evilness.

            • toxicprince
              April 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

              i see your point. on one hand, so much is so stupid. on the other, there is so much stuff happening behind the scenes that we read about online that is bad. i didn’t mean EVERYTHING was stupid or petty, but quite a lot is. & i was speaking of mostly teresa vs. melissa. i almost forgot about whatshername saying she would cut tree’s young out. that was very disgusting. & also, i haven’t watched any of the other HWs shows, just NJ.

          • April 5, 2013 at 9:29 AM

            teresa was visting her dad,who was in hospital at same time. why should she visted poison joe, bring the flu to her dad or her family. also poison joe didn’t want anything to do with her. i’m sick, pay attention to me,i;m your baby brother,when cameras are on i’ll cut your throat again. this is his mindset

        • toxicprince
          April 3, 2013 at 5:40 PM

          it’s just they take it too personally & go overboard.

  4. stay
    April 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    LOVE how Teresa is front and center in the picture !!!

  5. Sydney
    April 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    I still can not believe Melissa gets the victim edit once again

  6. stay
    April 3, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Yes, Melissa is defiently the main culprit and that trashy family of hers!!

    • April 3, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      I know what you’re saying stay… Melissa, the victim, “strives to break free from the weight of her husband Joe’s family drama” (as if she’s not the cause of it) and Teresa, the villain, needs to “rise above the past drama with her brother and sister-in-law” to “mend her family for good” (as if it’s all her fault) and “tensions from her fallout with Teresa” pushes poor, innocent Jacqueline (who is always involving herself in other people’s family drama) “towards her breaking point.” Please!

      • holy cannoli
        April 3, 2013 at 8:20 AM

        Exactly @ Fame

        Messy stated at the reunion she and her children were not going to have anything to do with Teresa, in fact they were going to move away from her. And that JACKASS Fredo didn’t say a freakin word. So problem freakin solved Messy!

        Also Cracker Jac, you said how many freakin times you were done with Teresa, how could any freakin ” fall out ” bewteen her and Teresa ” push’ that whack to her ” breaking point”? If that whack hasn’t involved herself yet a freakin again in Teresa’s life?

  7. Jeannie5233
    April 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Isn’t Photshop a wonderful tool? Thanks for the Before and Afters Fame – Look at Bravo’s picture and then look at the one taken at Dylan’s Candy Factory in NYC. Teresa and Melissa look pretty much the same – Kathy and Jacqueline not so much. And Caroline hasn’t looked that good since I can’t remember when.

    I don’t like to comment on people’s looks but I think it’s kinda funnny that it is so blatant in Bravo’s picture that the ladies have been “touched up”!

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      lol for sure, Caroline hasn’t ever looked that good in her whole life.

      • April 3, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        That’s funny you guys think she looks good there, I think she almost looks like, a cartoon maybe? LOL. But then, I loathe the Clown, so she’ll never look good to me.

        • Jeannie5233
          April 3, 2013 at 8:16 PM

          Outside of Joey Marco, I find Caroline Manzo the worst of the bunch – she is ugly on the inside so she could never look good to me either. But, I have to say, this is the “best” photoshopped photo I have ever seen of her!

  8. April 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    FAME< is bravo going to mention that we,the fans, voted teresa most poular housewife? and rest of them never made it to 2nd week lol.a;so if we will see poison joe,chris albie and wacko jacko in the brawl.

  9. April 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Alright, goes without saying that the sentence that jumped out most to me was Kathy raising money for brain tumour suffers…

    I’m still in suspended mourning for Juicy.

    • April 3, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      PS and I like that Teresa is the focal point of that picture.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      don’t don the black mourning clothes just yet Sackem!

      I think it was an April Fool’s joke – go read all of the posts on the Facebook page. You love his “Juicyisms” and you know the way he speaks – It does not sound like anything he would say or write! Joe Giudice would never spell out his name phonetically or be boastful like that. I think it’s a fake account and that’s where all the media outlets got the story from.

      • April 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        I hope so Jeannie, it wouldn’t be the same show.

        • April 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

          He will be there Sackem. I read that Juicy and Joe filmed with Teresa, Melissa and Caroline, when they had this session with that Italian therapist from California.

          At the Milana Launch Party someone asked Joe Guidice, how the filming was going and he replyed, “going well. We’re trying to stay positive. There’s a little negative, but … If it’s too nice, it doesn’t make it into the show.”

          I suspected it was an April Fools joke the minute I saw it posted.

          • April 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

            My boyfriend’s back and there’s gonna be trouble hey nar hey nar….

          • April 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM

            Ooh, I hope Juicy lets out a huge burp in the therapist’s session just like he did on the reunion. Classic!

            • holy cannoli
              April 3, 2013 at 6:48 PM

              @ Jenny


    • April 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      i like juicy too,he comes out woth some answers lol best one when he asked kathy,who asked you. that shocked her,she didn\t know what to say lol

  10. April 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Something is going on, Andy asked Teresa about how the season is going and she responded that she is tired of crying! The blame it on Teresa show is just started,

    • LilyM
      April 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Where and when what’s that Anna ? 🙂

      • April 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM
        • Jeannie5233
          April 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

          Here we are again – (as the Twilight Zone background score begins to play!)

        • LilyM
          April 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

          Hi Sackem, he’s doing great thank you for asking, getting the shots though, first time wasn’t so bad but we took him monday and he had a fever for almost two days, he’s better now but they get so fussy I didn’t know what to do to make him more comfortable, poor guy. Hows your beautiful baby girl doing?? 🙂

          • April 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM

            Oh no! That sounds scary, Ava was unsettled after her first round but not the fever and I’m with you, they do get more fussy. She’s great, we’re going to Gymberoo on Saturday which I’m looking forward to – I hope to pick up a few tips to keep her entertained as she’s started to notice more about the world she has arrived in and wants more than feeding, sleeping on changing.

            • Jeannie5233
              April 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

              Do you really call it Gymberoo over in Australia? Here it is Gymboree. They have classes in baby and child development and also a clothing line for children. What a cute play on “kanga” and “roo”!!

              • April 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

                Woops with an “a” not an “e” but definitely with a “roo”! She’s getting to that stage where she’s needing a bit more interaction – “Itsy bitsy Spider” with the hand gestures isn’t cutting it, nor is Twinkle Twinkle


                • Jeannie5233
                  April 3, 2013 at 8:13 PM

                  Oh my! How cute and precocious! You are going to have so much fun! And it will give you the opportunity to meet other moms and Ava can make friends! Ah, the socialization begins!

                • April 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM

                  They appear to be so advanced these days, right from the day they are born. I will bet she is beautiful and she is a “good” baby. Sleeping through that flight, my ears give me problems when I fly.

                  Enjoy her all you can Sackem and after she is 21 let her fly.

                  • April 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM

                    She’s a good kid – I’m trying to set her up to soar Moma! I didn’t realise that you could start this young – it’s good being the second child sometimes.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

        Teresa called into WWHL last night and was the “Mystery Housewife”. Nia Vardalos and Rita Wilson were the guests and they guessed her. Andy asked Teresa to describe the new Season 5 in one word and Teresa replied “Alot of crying, I am tired of crying”. Then she said “Very zen.”

        I think that could be interpreted possibly as that the season was emotional and there was a lot of talking things out, reconciling, and the therapy sessions. Hence the “zen” comment.

        Side note – Caroline was interviewed on Fox yesterday. The question:

        “FOX 411: Would you prefer not seeing Teresa?”

        And here is Caroline’s VERY ZEN answer:

        “Manzo: That’s not true at all. When there’s a history with someone whether or not you’re on the same page or whether or not you get along you don’t sever ties. I don’t like to burn bridges. You miss the good times and you’re sorry for what happened and that’s not to say bridges can’t be mended.”

        • April 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

          She also had this pearler


          “I would probably equate it to ice-skating on a lake where half of it, the sun is shining hard on the lake and the other half is solid ice. You don’t know what you’re skating on,” she told Us of where they stand following their tentative reconciliation.
          “I wouldn’t call it thin ice. I would call it unpredictable. That’s a good word. Unpredictable,” she said. “This entire season is unpredictable. You think you’ve got it down, but you really don’t”.

        • April 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

          Let us not forget this quote, when she sums it all up for us. We are all suppose to get everything we want from Season 5. Deep down inside, I do not think I will be pleased.

          AP: What can we expect from the upcoming fifth season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”?

          Manzo: This season gives you everything you want and more. We top it every year. I think this season is gonna give everybody what they’re looking for. If you’re looking for peace, there will be peace; if you’re looking for fighting, you’re gonna have fighting. You want to laugh? Laugh. You want to cry? Cry. There’s a little bit of everything.

          • April 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM

            Oh fuck you Caroline.

            Sorry for the language but damn she pisses me off. Phony bitch.

            • April 3, 2013 at 7:12 PM

              It is her attempt at eloquently saying read between the lines

              • Jeannie5233
                April 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

                LOL! Very good mzjulesaz! What Caroline said has to be one of the most ambivalent comments I have ever read. How ridiculous. Yes, I want to laugh, Caroline.

            • April 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

              I hear you!

          • April 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

            Looks like Caroline’s become the spruiker of the season. Wasn’t it Missy last season?

            Don’t know if this is just an Aussie Term: “noun A spruiker is a man who stands outside a nightclub or restaurant trying to persuade people to enter.”

        • April 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

          Caroline may not like to burn bridges, but wonder how she feels about burning books cuz she will have plenty of those leftover to burn.

          • April 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM

            It appears to her selling “more copies” is not success. This is the entire interview.


            • April 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

              I got this far Moma :

              AP: You can tell on the show that you’re very close with your family. Did you notice right away that people were very interested in knowing how you achieved that?

              Manzo: To this very moment I’m puzzled by the reaction to me and my family because I’m finding more and more that people find it unusual and it should be normal and that’s what puzzles me. Why am I unusual? Why is my bond with my children abnormal? And that’s what I find interesting.

            • Jeannie5233
              April 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM

              “AP: This book isn’t a tell-all. Did some people think you should make it one?

              Manzo: There are some people along the way that said, ‘It would sell more copies.’ Well, that to me is not success. I want the book to sell because people want to hear what I had to say about things and are truly interested in learning about me and my family and the process of being on ‘Housewives,’ which I talk about. I don’t bash anyone. I tell little behind-the-scenes anecdotes about ‘Housewives.’ To say that something is a success because you were negative about somebody is not the way I operate.”

              “Love” her last statement – what a hoot!!!!

              • April 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

                I hope she asked Teresa for permission if there is any anecdotes about her – Caroline’s rules!

              • April 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM

                Oh, and I think there was a jab at Jac, in the “after you have children” section.” Her answers switch depending on who is interviewing her. Many lovely trees died for this.

                • April 3, 2013 at 9:43 PM

                  The reviews are trickling in. I still say no reviews are worse than bad ones.

  11. LilyM
    April 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I don’t think I will watch S5, so much hypocrisy makes me sick to my stomach.. a few weeks ago they had the 3rd season on Style channel and couldn’t watch, sorry Teresa but I hate, hate, hate fake people and YOUR show is fill with it, and also I would lose the gold pants lol sorry not my favorite outfit on you (as if I my talking to her directly) but I think she or someone from her “camp” checks in here once and awhile … “Her camp” that, and “character assassination” just makes me LMBO that the HW’s use this terms, PLEASE !!

    • LilyM
      April 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Sorry, I meant Season 4 on Style channel.. 🙂

  12. LilyM
    April 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Sorry, I meant Season 4 on Style channel.. 🙂

  13. stay
    April 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    I also will not watch season 3 or 4 repeats because they make me sick with those two new ladies. But, I will always watch season 1 and two.

  14. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    I think there are definitely still some problems between Kim D, Melissa, Kathy, and Teresa. Case in point, Kathy and Melissa are hosting a spring fashion show on May 8 for the other Posh boutique. I thought Kim said all was well with Melissa, then why would they be supporting a rival boutique.https://www.facebook.com/PoshBoutiqueNJ/posts/634791179870564
    All these people still have problems with one another, the makeup is just for show!!,Maybe there is a little jealousy that Teresa and Kim D are hosting that birthday party together. I definitely believe Kim D is behind the scenes whipping up drama. I predict there will be more at the birthday bash.

    • haydaki
      April 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      I thought my screen name was already in the comment section, but it wasn’t so it came up anonymous.(sorry) I believe Penny, Kim D will be “used’ as the instigators this season, to keep all the others hands clean for the most part , they have all that stuff to sell! LOL!!!
      But, I still think Jac may get a not-so-good edit!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      haydaki – you are absolutely right! Tthere are still some BIG problems between all of them. Who really believes Jacs and Teresa have reconciled and that all is well between the Giudices and the Gorgas. If that were the case, why didn’t they spend Easter together? Why would Melissa tweet about spending the holiday with family who “really” love you? The reconciliatons and the getting along – all producer-induced.

      • haydaki
        April 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM

        Jeannie, I will be glad when Teresa leaves Rhonj. This whole show is like being back in highschool and I have no idea how she does it. If it is another Teresa bash fest, there ratings are going to tank big time.

  15. April 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    My only conclusion is they are ripping Teresa apart again this season when she said on WWHL tired of crying”. Then she said “Very zen”, I think she is in trouble but keeps calm and stay above the drama. Something is wrong!!!!

  16. April 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    I still don’t get why RHOA are getting all the spinoffs – Phendra being the latest.

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      I don’t get it either as I have no desire to watch any of them, but it would appear some do.

      • April 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

        I couldn’t watch that one.

  17. Sydney
    April 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Teresa said she is off to bravo upfront!

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      I saw that Melissa was headed there as well.

      I had to laugh because TBB is “sulking” because she didn’t get an invite.

      • April 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

        I noticed that also. There was always something about her blog, even the old one, that I just did not like. She has a picture of Andy, Teresa and Lisa on her twitter. Teresa really looks nice tonight.

    • April 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM

      What’s going on?

      • Jeannie5233
        April 3, 2013 at 8:02 PM

        Bravo Upfront is an event where Bravo will announce all the shows that have been renewed along with its 17 new “unscripted” shows for its next season. Usually, all castmembers of existing shows are invited to smooze and mingle. It is being held tonight in NYC at Stage 73. I am sure lots of pics will be taken and available tomorrow!

        • April 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

          Ooooh! Gotcha.

        • April 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

          17 new unscripted (LOL) shows … seriously?

  18. dannyzuko
    April 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    kathy’s put on a couple pounds

  19. Jeannie5233
    April 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Getting back to Fame’s previous post about the fight that took place last Saturday night, it appears Johnny the Greek has pressed charges –

    From the Ridgewood-Glenrock Patch:

    “Bloody Real Housewives Brawl Leads To Assault Claims Against Cast Members

    Two cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey are accused of assaulting a guest at the grand opening of a Ridgewood business on Saturday.

    By James Kleimann
    Email the author
    April 3, 2013 6:54 pm

    A Paramus man has filed charges against two cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey after a sink-throwing brawl left blood on the walls at the Saturday grand opening of a Ridgewood clothing boutique, Patch has learned.

    More than 100 guests were at the opening of Real Housewives regular Kim DePaola’s Posche 2, including the show’s cast and crew, when the drama broke out.

    Moxie Salon co-owner Jennifer Dunn confirmed a

    fight broke out after a guest, identified as Johnny Karagiorgis, 38, of Paramus, allegedly made fun of the autistic son of cast member Jacqueline Laurita and her husband Christopher.

    Posche 2 is in the same space that houses Moxie Salon’s yet-to-open second location.

    Joe Gorga and Albie Manzo came to Christopher Laurita’s aid during the confrontation and it led to a brawl between the Housewives men and Karagioris, Dunn said.

    “It was a huge brawl. Three of Kim D’s clothes racks were destroyed and three of our custom sinks were broken,” Dunn told Patch Wednesday. “There was blood on the walls.”

    One of the fight participants threw one of the sinks during the fight, Dunn said. Bravo’s cameras were rolling and captured the tumult.

    Ridgewood police confirmed a brawl took place Saturday night and said Karagiorgis filed a citizen’s complaint alleging that three men assaulted him.

    Sources tell Patch two of the three men named in Karagiorgis’s complaint are cast members Gorga and Christopher Laurita. Manzo was not named in the complaint, sources said.

    Police said the investigation into the brawl remains active. Ridgewood Municipal Court Judge David Pfund will conduct a probable cause hearing to determine if charges are filed against the alleged aggressors.

    “There was a report of a dispute that led to an assault,” Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward said. “We cannot confirm or deny it involved any cast members.”

    Ward declined further comment, but said he was unaware if any cross-complaints had been filed against Karagiorgis or other parties.

    Dunn estimated the damage to the sinks and the wall to be more than $15,000. Kim D’s clothing damage was also said to have represented tens of thousands in losses.

    The Housewives were remorseful the brawl broke out on Saturday night, Dunn said.

    “They felt really awful about it. I want people to know they’re so much nicer than they’re made out to be.”

    • April 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      Holy shit Batman!

    • April 3, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      This is the way Bravo “trains” them to be, “nice” after the mess. If it were not for Teresa, I would be so “done” with this series.

      I have boycotted NBC (Saturday Night Live hurt the most), BRAVO and all of the sponsors. Yet, now I feel an urge to watch the RHONJ as soon as it premieres. Something is wrong here. With me!

      • April 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

        That was “be done”.

      • April 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

        I got sucked into RHOBH….

      • April 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

        You and me both, moma. I just can’t bring myself to tune NJ out.

    • April 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      Aah yes, they’re “so much nicer than they’re made out to be.” But turn your back on them and they’re jumping a man who was held down and hitting him in the head with a shoe heel. But yeah, they’re nice.

    • April 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      WOW … nice people don’t hold someone down and beat them up and then get to say, OH I feel sorry? Hello, where is your moral fiber to begin with as this is not normal behavior.

  20. purple iris
    April 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I would like to thank Fame for this site! I so enjoy reading the articles she writes!
    I would also like to thank all of the posters here. I read whenever I can and enjoy it so much. You are all such a great group of posters! I love the respect, laughter and information you all provide.
    I guess that I really just wanted to post and say Thank You All! I am sure I am not the only person who just reads here and is so grateful to find this site.

    • April 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Hey there and thank you! Post more I say!!! The more the merrier.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Well, purple iris – Welcome!! So glad you posted and hope you continue to! 🙂

      • April 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        Snap Ms Jeannie!

    • April 3, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Welcome Purple Iris … we all love Fame too and hope to see more of you!

    • April 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      Hi Purple, I’m fairly new to this sight also. Fame does an excellent job on his stories and the people who comment are awesome. I have been on other sights where people continually badger one another, not here. You’re able to comment without feeling like you’re an idiot or a bad person because of you’re opinion. Best sight by far. Welcome!

      • April 4, 2013 at 12:44 AM

        Big hello to you to Gloria!

    • toxicprince
      April 4, 2013 at 11:44 PM

      welcome purple iris! 😀

  21. Pipi
    April 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    I heard that in the new picture of the ladies the ones in white are full time and the ladies wearing colors are part time. Is this just a rumor?

  22. Becca
    April 3, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Just an observation, but I was looking at pictures of Bravolebrities at the upfront, and I couldn’t help but notice that Melissa is wearing a long green dress. It’s very different from Teresa’s green reunion dress, but I just think it’s funny and it may or may not be coincidental, because I distinctly remember both Melissa and Caroline felt the need to make fun of and mock Teresa’s dress at the reunion, for whatever petty reason. A few other HW’s from different franchises wore long gowns, but the majority of the ladies there wore cocktail dresses, including the other NJ ladies.

    Also, Teresa has definitely been working out, she looks really trim and she was showing some serious leg, the same cannot be said for Kathy unfortunately, her dress looked like a garbage bag, I didn’t even notice Jacqueline’s dress because she looked xanexed out of her mind, and Caroline’s dress looked like my grandmother’s couch covers, just my opinion. Here are the pictures from realitytea:


    • yup
      April 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      Kim wears that green dress on the upcoming RHOA reunion.

  23. April 3, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Thanks for the link, Becca I totally agree with you’re second paragraph. Teresa is absolutely beautiful and Jax does look out of it.

  24. Silvana
    April 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Just took a look becca and HE’LL TO THE YES Jax looks stoned off her head. Melissa’s dress looks like the exact same green as Teresa’s at the reunion.. Really starting to think that Jac is a real train wreck!!

  25. AutumnL
    April 4, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    Coming a little late to the topic, but wanted to remind you all that Jac spent her “no-show” reunion night with Kim Granatell getting drunk. Kim G went into detail eventually, spilling the beans about the night Jac and she spent while the reunion was being filmed, with Jacaholic crying on Kim’s shoulder.

    I will never believe the official stories about why she didnt attend. So bogus.

  26. AutumnL
    April 4, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    Jacko looks like she’s puffy from injections. Her face literally looks lopsided from swelling.

  27. corky21
    April 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Of course the show is staged. My brother watched them film NY, and the producers were telling them what to talk about, and they cut, and re shot the argument, always taking to the wives between takes and re shooting the scene.

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