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Bravo Renews 18 Reality Shows and Unveils 17 New Unscripted Series; Melissa Gorga Copies Kim Zolciak’s Reunion Dress

April 4, 2013

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New Bravo TV Shows – click here to watch the SNL skit on BravoTV’s announcement of the latest in its never-ending stream of spinoffs.

Bravo hosted an “upfront” party for advertisers on Wednesday evening April 3, 2013, at Stage 37 in New York (photo above). The network unveiled 17 new unscripted series, plus three scripted projects in development, and announced it would be renewing 18 shows, increasing its original programming slate by 15% over last year.

Click here for more photos at Getty images (enter search works “Bravo Upfront 2013” or any one of the Housewives’ names).

“Bravo’s ongoing investment in high-quality original content across every platform continues to drive our growth year-over-year, securing our top 10 network ranking,” said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo and Style Media. “Bravo’s signature lifestyle entertainment brand continues to engage our growing passionate ‘affluencer’ audience.”

New shows include:

Newlyweds: The First Year (Monday, May 6), which follows four newly married couples for an entire year. Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentarian Lauren Lazin catches four diverse couples (gay, interracial, long-distance, and business partners) experiencing the daily trials and tribulations of their first 365 days of marriage.

Extreme Guide to Parenting (coming this fall) looks to be schadenfreude at it’s finest. Each episode features two different households with very unique (read: extreme) styles of raising their children — from spoiling and severe punishments to helicopter and new age methods. One of the mothers even bragged about using a vulva puppet with her child. And you see it. A vulva puppet. You read that right.

The Kandi Factory (Tuesday, April 9) — Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum songwriter Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta helps 16 aspiring artists jumpstart their dreams of stardom.

Princesses: Long Island (Sunday, June 2) — Six young women from Great Neck, Long Island who return to their pampered lifestyles in the comfort of their parents’ estates and at the expense of their fathers’ bank accounts.

Below Deck (Summer 2013) — A young and single crew, known as “yachties,” live, love and work together onboard a privately owned extravagant yacht.

Eat, Drink, Love — about single, successful women connected to the restaurant industry in Los Angeles.

Property Envy — a panel talk show where experts explore luxury real estate.

Taking Atlanta — following a group of young go-getters working hard and playing hard.

City Sisters (Fall 2013) — Single, up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media.

Thicker Than Water: The Tankards (Fall 2013) — This docu-series follows former professional basketball player turned popular gospel singer/recording artist and minister Ben Tankard, his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune. From music-producing to NBA life coaching and motivational speaking, this business-oriented family strives to keep on top of their game, but finds their true passion lies in ministry.

Other unscripted series include:

Courtney Loves Dallas, where the Most Eligible Dallas star navigates the Texas social scene with her friends.

Divorce Diva (working title), about a divorce mediator.

Fashion Queens, a topical fashion-based talk show.

Southern Charm, a look at the Southern aristocracy in Charleston, S.C.

Two Fit Girls, about the best friends and business partners behind Toneitup.com.

Ladies of London (working title), following a group of British socialites and American expats.

100 Days of Summer, about a young, successful Chicago “it” crowd.

Unscripted projects in development are:

Ivy League Confidential (working title) — It follows four elite college admissions consultants in New York and Los Angeles as they deal with over-the-top, pampered clients (both the parents and the children) trying to get into one of the top universities in the world.

America’s Best Restaurant (working title) — Modeled after UK’s Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, it’s a new food competition series that pits 16 of the nation’s best restaurants against each other on their own turf.

Rich People’s Problems (working title)– Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks helps rich folks settle their differences, from friends battling over an $8,000 loan or accusations of stolen Chanel handbags to confusion over a prenuptial agreement and whether it entitles you to two or three live-in staff members.

Scripted shows in development are:

Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce — Based on the book series by Executive Producer Vicki Iovine, this one hour dramedy follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40’s in Los Angeles.

Heiresses – Based on the upcoming novel from Sara Sheperd (Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game), this one-hour drama follows one of the most prestigious and wealthy families on the Upper East Side who have built their entire fortune on the business of diamonds. It follows the heiress granddaughters and involves a murder mystery.

High and Low – Produced by Michael Imperioli (Son of Sam, The Sopranos), it’s a period drama that takes us through the worlds of 1980’s art, food, and Wall Street through the eyes of rival brothers, from two different mothers, who open a restaurant together, forcing the two estranged families to finally deal with the years of resentment between them.

Returning Shows:

  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (season 5, Sunday, June 2 at 8pm ET/PT)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (season 4)
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (season 6)
  • The Real Housewives of New York (season 6)
  • The Real Housewives of Miami
  • Vanderpump Rules
  • Don’t Be Tardy… (Tuesday, April 16 at 9pm & 9:30pm ET/PT)
  • Million Dollar Listing New York (season 2, premiering Wednesday, May 8 at 10pm ET/PT)
  • Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (season 6)
  • Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (Thursday, June 6 at 9pm ET/PT)
  • Flipping Out (season 7)
  • Tabatha Takes Over (season 5)
  • Shahs of Sunset (season 3)
  • Chef Roble & Co (season 2)
  • Top Chef (season 11)
  • Top Chef Masters (season 5 this summer, with Curtis Stone hosting alongside new head critic Gail Simmons)
  • Inside The Actors Studio (season 19, with the show’s milestone 250th episode)
  • Watch What Happens Live (season 10)

Bravo will also be rolling out new multiscreen initiatives like the live online after-show for Watch What Happens Live that debuted this week where host Andy Cohen and his guests relax after the telecast. The network will also launch a new parallel digital competition for Top Chef Masters, and The Real Housewives Awards, where fans can vote in various categories.

BroadcastingCable.com reports, year-to-date, Bravo is up 5% among viewers 18-49, up 7% among viewers 25-54, and up 8% in total viewers; and the network added 126 new advertisers in 2012 and 34 new online advertisers, which contributed to a double-digit percentage growth in national and digital ad revenue.

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Melissa showed up at the Bravo “upfront” party wearing a cheap knock-off of the designer dress that Kim Zolciak wore for Atlanta’s season 5 reunion special, which was taped just weeks earlier (see photo above).

“Great time last night at the Bravo Up fronts! Thank you reveboutique for my glam dress!!” – Melissa Gorga, April 3, 2013, Twitter

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This is not the first time Melissa wore the same dress previously worn by another Bravo Housewife. She does this in hopes of being featured in Us Weekly’s “Who Wore It Best”, where A-list celebrities are also mentioned. On Melissa’s website, she has a press page with multiple clippings of herself from “Who Wore It Best”.

Melissa was featured in “Who Wore it Best” twice in December 2012 (see photos below) plus she was photographed on May 16, 2012 wearing the same dress Lisa Vanderpump wore just two days earlier.

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  1. April 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Aah Bravo. Subscribing to the mentality of throwing mud at the wall to see what sticks.

    • April 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      As to what is sticking, sad thing they cannot tell the difference between the mud and the sh*t.

      • jus me for now
        April 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM

        TIL THEY GET CLOSE TO HER THEN THEY CAN SMELL HER AURA

    • April 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM

      Melissa is so homely. Sorry.

  2. April 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Can we please talk about how despreate Melissa is for attention? Her dress is the same exact dress that Kim Zolciak wore to the Atlanta reunion coming up. She did it on purpose. She needs so much attention that it blows my mind. She wears the same dress other people have worn just so she can be compared to them in the press. Teresa was not lying when she said Melissa is a copycat! It’s soooo apparent and annoying.

    On Melissa’s website, she has a press page. On that page are multiple clippings of “who wore it better” in magazines. She is super proud of wearing the same thing as other celebs and housewives? Or is she just happy her face is in another magazine…i wonder….

    Also, very interesting how it seems she was not hanging out with her fellow NJ wives last night at the up fronts. Kyle tweeted pics of her, Taylor plus Teresa, Kathy and Jac but no Melissa. Hm….

    • Jeannie5233
      April 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      Remember how Teresa was taunted by the others at the Reunion for her “Christmas” dress? Mostly all of the other Housewives wore cocktail length dresses – Last night, Melissa’s was one of the few that was floor length and green!

      • April 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        I agree! Thats the 1st thing I thought of when i saw this pic..shes copying Ter from the reunion show…that Ter looked amazing in

    • Rachel
      April 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      Thanks you!! I was just gonna post that…Tre looks fabulous! I swear Jac has the same dress in like 20 different colors

    • April 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Thank you for this Lauren! I added it to the article.

    • April 4, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      Yes Lauren, Melissa is so desperate for attention it makes me want to vomit. I won’t go to her web page but can’t believe she has clipping of “who wore it better” (yes I can) sickening

    • Alissa
      April 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

      She won’t win herself any friends among the other HWs – there is something so weird and sticky and passive aggressive about wearing identical dresses to other women you share a franchise with, and on several occasions it looks purposeful, like trying to piss off others and outdo them. I think that is the thing about Melissa, she is like a weird high school girl getting obsessions on other girls she perceives as unjustly receiving attention, and trying to slyly undermine – I know what it is – she is the ultimate frenemy!!!

  3. jus me for now
    April 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    where is dont be tardy? kim z and family april 16th

  4. April 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    all sound boring,will only watch jersey housewives

    • Jeannie5233
      April 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      You’re right Lucille, they do sound boring because most of them are based on the same premise Bravo has been using for years – they are just changing locales and casts. There will be the clics, the infighting, the drama – same old same old.

      • toxicprince
        April 4, 2013 at 9:58 PM

        i will watch tabatha takes over & i think that newlyweds show sounds interesting. i don’t watch any of the other housewives. to be honest, the only reason i started watching RHONJ was because of the south park parody episode they had of it. it just looked so funny so i checked it out, & i’ve been hooked ever since.

        • April 5, 2013 at 12:03 AM

          Bwahahaa!

        • Jeannie5233
          April 5, 2013 at 9:01 AM

          Oh lawdy! Never saw this – soooooo funny! Thanks toxicprince for posting! 🙂

  5. Jeannie5233
    April 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    I grew up on Long Island – maybe 10-15 minutes away from Great Neck. In fact, my high school and Great Neck North played sports against each other. This new show “Princesses – Long Island” – what a lame premise for a show. Yes, it is a wealthy community with indulgent youth, but so is a lot of others in this country. There are also many down-to-earth, hardworking standup citizens who live there. Just like RHONJ gives the great people of New Jersey a bad rap, this show will make the people of Great Neck cringe.

  6. holy cannoli
    April 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Holy Shit, these shows sound freakin awful!

    I might catch a couple for shits and giggles but damn!!

  7. Monique
    April 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    I’m not a fan of Kim! She too is a pathological liar and a golddigger but Melissa definitely stole Kim’s look. Melissa’s dress is a little lighter than Kim’s and the side where it’s bare and shows skin Melissa has a sheer nude fabric on hers and Kim doesn’t have a slit in front of her dress. I saw clips of ATL’s reunion and Kim’s dress had no slit in the dress but Melissa definitely tried to steal this look. The fact that she had more votes against Joanna has to be rigged! Joanna’s mean but she’s a model and very pretty. I think she’s 10x prettier than Melissa! I seriously think that Melissa is VERY desperate for attention.

  8. Hunny Badger
    April 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I have been bored with Bravo for awhile now. It’s all the same shit: shallow and mean-spirited gossip, backstabbing, drink hurling, foul mouthed, spoiled, petty, narcissistic, greedy, overspending crap.

    It seems that Bravo executives figure out a type of group of women then trawl the bottom of the barrel to find attention whores who crave their 15 minutes of flopfame and will sell their mothers for the chance. Just throw a bunch of plasticized, desperate trampy women together, spark some producer-induced drama, and tape the bimbo brouhaha that ensues.

  9. April 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Forget the dress, they al dinner at STK after the Bravo Up Fronts and Melissa tweeted Kyle Richards this: @KyleRichards18 so good to see you last night! Sorry I missed STK last night. Didn’t feel good. And next she tweeted this @bryandakota soo good to see you. Sorry I was rushing. I am telling you something is up but Tre looks fine. Someone is not fine and it is Messy herself.

    • April 4, 2013 at 9:34 PM

      Anna, what did she mean by something is up with Tre???

  10. Marcy
    April 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    17 new unscripted series-Bullshit-Jacqueline looks totally wasted as usual..Melissa you are so desperate for attention Kim wore it better Teresa is right Melissa is a copycat there is nothing original about this #%**#

  11. April 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Well at least we know Caroline will have somewhere to go if she gets retired – Extreme Guide to Parenting sounds right up her alley!

    • April 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      And I continue to laugh, too funny. Until then, I am certain she will be a guest star, I will bet everyone of those parents will have a copy of her book in their hands.

      • April 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM

        I think you could be right Moma!

    • toxicprince
      April 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      LOLOLOL!!! omg so funny!

  12. April 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    LMAO that green dress is hideous on both Kim AND Melissa!

    • April 4, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      I liked the dress, on Kim. 🙂

  13. Sydney
    April 4, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Melissa is a sick human being.

  14. Rachel
    April 4, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    sorry but kim wore it best, I think it was meant for a curvy woman…or maybe just cause kim put her hair up which makes us appreciate the dress much better. Also, Joanna Krupa wore it better as well, the dress looks like a potato sack on MeGo. If I was ever face to face with Mel I’d prlly tell her to get her own style, she wants to stand out yet she wears exactly what everyone else wears. That green dress btw was a look-a-like that I believe Kim K wore and many others wore a while ago…We all know that Mewhore is a Kim K/JLo knock-off wanna-be.

    Oh btw MeGo, please stop getting plastic surgery….you’re starting to look like a man -hmm maybe that’s what Fredo wants?-

    • April 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      shes such a copycat..she even stole the nickname JLo uses for her followers “Lovers”

  15. Sydney
    April 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Are you all on the twitter fight. Ashlee holmes was being nastyto LIlly(who is 4weeks pregnant), and Olivia(lilly sister), Gabriella, Summer, Lauren Marie, and me was on her butt.

    • haydaki
      April 4, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      I’m not all that twitterlit, so can you tell what the fight is about?

      • Sydney
        April 4, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        You know how Chris Laurita said to Ashley that she needed to not attack anyone and don’t act like an animal with the whole hair pull Danielle sit? That is what lilly put and Ashley tweeted back to her and Ashley went off. Lilly is 4weeks pregnant which set her sister Olivia off mostly.

  16. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Oh ok, thanks Sydney! I just don’t understand twitter sometimes. Why would Ashley get mad about that its the truth, her parents should lead by example.

    • Sydney
      April 4, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      I guess she hit a nerve. Ashley was telling her to shut the fuck up and crap.

      • haydaki
        April 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        Typical Ashley behavior

      • elemcee
        April 4, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        Ashley has been on every season, and we do not speak to each other that way here. Ashley was on Skype laughing that she almost caused her apartment building to explode last season. Smart,really smart.

        • yup
          April 5, 2013 at 1:09 AM

          ashlee/ashley is a moron. remember when she said she’d be revealing the reason she changed the spelling of her name? That was a few years ago, guess she hasn’t come up with one yet. She also made a big deal about drinking (thinking that made her cool) then the announcement that she was 1 day sober and it was her new way of life. Just looked at her twitter TL and she’s drinking again.

          • elemcee
            April 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM

            Children learn by example!

      • Sydney
        April 5, 2013 at 12:16 AM

        Lily has a right to tweet and for two ashlee didn’t have to reply like that.

  17. AnnieC
    April 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    ‘affluencer’ audience.” Frances Berwick needs to check Bravo’s ratings! Maybe the mayor of NY city will request a ban… too many New Yorker’s losing brain cells…

  18. haydaki
    April 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    InTouch magazine now has an article about Jac,Chris and Joe facing charges. I think the brawl incident may be about to go mainstream!

  19. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Now on twitter are saying that Jacko was at the police station…

    Lily M

    • haydaki
      April 4, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Its getting very real now! no more scripts.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 4, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        There is a picture circulating of Jacs and Chris walking out of the Ridgewood Police Station – Chris’ has his right fist to his chin with a wry smile and Jacs has a nervous grin on her face from ear to ear.

        • haydaki
          April 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM

          I read that article, they were at the Ridgewood police station with their lawyer. What is going on with these people? Jeannie do you think any charges will be filed or will Bravo find a way to pay Johnny off?

          • Jeannie5233
            April 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM

            I really hope Johnny follows through with this – and charges are filed. These people think they are above it all – the law included. I have had my fill with the Lauritas and Gorgas. If it were you or I, we would have the book thrown at us. Allegedly, not only was thousands of dollars of damage done to the salon and to Kim’s merchandise, a man was allegedly assaulted – not only beaten but hit allegedly with a high heel which could be potentially dangerous.

            I think it will all depend on what the investigation turns up and then, if enough evidence is found to press charges, I hope Johnny follows through. You can love him or hate him – no one has the right to raise a fist or an object to a fellow human being unless being physically attacked with bodily harm. Allegedly saying hurtful things is not grounds to beat some one up. Bottom line – it’s against the law. And if that shoe is involved and it made contact to his head, then Jacs may have a big problem because that could be construed as a deadly weapon depending on circumstances.

            • haydaki
              April 4, 2013 at 7:50 PM

              I’m definitely with you on this Jeannie. We would have been arrested the same night this incident occurred. Your take on things is always spot on.

            • April 4, 2013 at 10:00 PM

              Jeannie,

              ITA. I apologize in advance if I ramble as I blew my knee out and am on pain meds (which I hate taking). I think I read somewhere that the police were called but the producers and cast kept them out. That didn’t make sense to me as the police wouldn’t turn away from my door and take my parents or my word that my hubby and I were OK. They have a responsibility to investigate if and when called and file a report. At least that’s the way it works in AZ.

              • April 5, 2013 at 12:08 AM

                Wow, how could they do that?

              • April 5, 2013 at 12:51 AM

                Agree mz, There is no way the produces or cast could keep the police out. Don’t know where that remark came from but don’t believe it for a minute. My brother is a officer in AZ and they must investigate anything they are called out on. I’m almost positive this goes for any state. wishing you a speedy recovery.

              • Jeannie5233
                April 5, 2013 at 9:06 AM

                mzjulesaz – Ouch!! Hope it doesn’t take to long to get your knee back in shape! I know that can be a long and painful process1 Feel better!!

                There are so many rumors flying around – that being one of them! I agree that if police are called, they have to investigate and file a police report! There’s no way producers and/or cast could keep them out!

                I also read somewhere that the cops weren’t even called – that Johnny walked into the Police Station to file a complaint and that was the first time the police were made aware that something had even happened!

                Who knows?!?!?!?!

              • April 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM

                Hope you knee heals soom msjulesaz.

            • April 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

              Johnny and Penny are not on my list of reality people I trust. However, there is no doubt in my mind that Johnny did not say anything negative about Nick. He may have made some remarks, (similar to my own) about blk. being a cure for everything.

              Investigation or not, this, like Punta Cana, will go away, sealed forever.

              • April 4, 2013 at 11:15 PM

                ITA and it just is sad and disgusting that Gorga and the Laurita’s will get away with it once again.

              • April 5, 2013 at 12:11 AM

                I’m with you – there’s no way he would have made comments on the child. Penny’s experience says that. The Laurita’s using the situation – we all have!

              • April 7, 2013 at 7:14 PM

                I’m not so sure this will be sealed forever. If there are charges filed, that’s public info in NJ, not the same as on some distant island in the middle of the Caribbean.

  20. Jeannie5233
    April 4, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    The ladies of the RHONJ have a very busy schedule the next few days with three events coming up all being filmed by Bravo –

    On April 5th –

    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 3 Apr
    Come join me & the cast of RHONJ @houseofsportsny this FRIDAY to Knockout Autism! $10 donation. To register call 1(914)479-5419 for details
    1:57 PM – 3 Apr 13

    I kid you not – the event will be to KNOCKOUT autism (Oh, the irony!)

    On April 10th –

    Jennifer Dalton ‏@flygirljennifer 3 Apr
    Hey Everyone please come out & join me for my charity event for juvenile diabetes. BRAVO taping. purchase here —-> http://jenniferdaltonfoundation.eventbrite.com/#
    1:06 PM – 3 Apr 13

    and then on April 11th –

    Kim D.’s Birthday Bash with Special Guest Teresa Giudice at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove, NJ

    And, hopefully, that will be the end of filming for Season 5 – maybe they can get through these few events without any “drama”!!!!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 5, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Speaking of appearances, I guess we can now add to the schedule:

      April 18th – Chris and Jacqueline Laurita and Joe Gorga are expected to make an appearance in Ridgewood Municipal Court.

      An update from the article at Ridgewood-GlenRock Patch yesterday:

      “Because some of the claims are indictable offenses, it’s likely the matter will be referred to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Ridgewood Municipal Court Administrator Maria Doerr told Patch.

      The three cast members filed counterclaims against Karagiorgis on Thursday, alleging he made terroristic threats and committed assault.

      A probable cause review of the counterclaims has not yet been conducted, Doerr said”.

  21. haydaki
    April 4, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Now the cast has filed a counter claim against Johnny saying they are the victims: http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/real-housewives-stars-file-counterclaims-following-bloody-ridgewood-brawl

    • Jeannie5233
      April 4, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      One of the claims against Johnny was that he made “terrorist” threats? I just can’t. . . .smh!!!

      • haydaki
        April 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        This is going to get crazy. At least there were witnesses there to see what happened.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM

        Well I guess Jacs’ grin was not a nervous one – it was more like either the Chesire Cat’s or the cat that swallowed the canary – Nasty!

        • haydaki
          April 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

          She looks devious in that picture of them leaving the police station or either she’s trying to keep from crying

      • April 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        Terrorist? Terrorist? Puhleeeeze. I’m with you Jeannie, I just can’t.

      • April 5, 2013 at 12:54 AM

        Really, A terrorist threat. What hat did they pull that one from.

      • yup
        April 5, 2013 at 1:11 AM

        not sure but I think “i will kill you” is considered a “terrorist threat”.

        • Jeannie5233
          April 5, 2013 at 8:47 AM

          That is true:

          From New Jersey Statutes Annotated:

          2C:12-3. Terroristic threats a. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to commit any crime of violence with purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation, or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

          b. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he threatens to kill another with purpose to put him in imminent fear of death under circumstances reasonably causing the victim to believe the immediacy of the threat and the likelihood that it will be carried out.
          L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:12-3, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; L.1981, c. 290, s. 15, eff. Sept. 24, 1981.

          The question the lawyers will have to PROVE – if, in fact, that phrase was used, was the party in REAL imminent fear of death and did they REALLY believe the likelihood that it would be carried out??

          I would be hard pressed to think a judge would actually come to the conclusion that anyone’s LIFE was really in danger under these particular circumstances. How many times have we ALL said that in the heat of the moment?

          Now, if indeed Jacs allegedly used that stiletto and hit Johnny with it? Now that is an entirely different story for her. It could possibly be considered intent to use a deadly weapon, although a lot of conclusions would have to be made before as did she have forethought to remove her shoe; what was her intent by removing that shoe; the degree of injury caused, etc. Again, attorneys would have to PROVE they have enough evidence to warrant possible criminal assault charges issued against her.

          It will be interesting to see what the investigations turn up. I hope the police and attorneys have already subpeoned the Bravo tapes before they could possibly be tampered with and I also hope there were surveillance cameras on the premises.

          • April 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

            Thanks Jeannie, I think I may of been confused. I thought Joe and chris were accusing JTG of the terrorist remark. Just read on another sight that Joey did say to JTG “I’m going to kill you”

            • Jeannie5233
              April 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM

              I believe both sides are claiming “terrorist threats”. Oh boy!

          • April 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

            It will be very interesting to see what turns up. I believe the Bravo producers encouraged it and I believe the Bravo security team could have stopped it. However, the three stooges, in search of their “table flipping” moment took the bait.

    • April 4, 2013 at 9:46 PM

      This is mind boggling, truly mind boggling. They beat the crap out of a victim and they are the victims? WOW. I’m sure Bravo is losing that footage faster than I type. WOW.

      • April 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

        mzjulesaz, it is just a ploy to buy time. More than likely the footage may be lost, or at least the part which shows who started the brawl. In the end, a payoff will be made and everything will be sealed.

        • April 7, 2013 at 7:16 PM

          This isn’t civil. It’s criminal. No payoff can be made to make this go away.

      • jus me for now
        April 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

        MELGO TAUGHT THEM WELL!!!!!!

    • April 4, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      Holy Sh*itballs! (that asterisk was for you Sackem!)

      I’m so over the Lauritas. So so ridiculous – all of it. Bravo has basically manufactured criminals right before our eyes.

      Or were they always criminals?

      • April 5, 2013 at 12:58 AM

        None of this would be going down if the producers would not have given in to the Gorgas bs and allowed them to be apart of the show.

      • April 5, 2013 at 1:35 AM

        Love it! This whole thing is just crazy. I feel like we’ve been transported to high school! Does that make us the geeks?

  22. goldcoins79
    April 4, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    MelissaMia you are above the drama and above the foolery! you def. wore it better 🙂 hehe. wish you all the best, millions, and health. btw, you have a voice. Kim Z. is low rent you are not.

  23. April 4, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    This whole thing has me thinking. Back in the day, even though I was married, I thought I was in love with another man. He sang to my heart. Several months ago I confessed my love for this gentleman to my co-workers (they are still laughing). Yes, if I would have married Randy Travis, (I never met him) I would still be in a state of humiliation to this day.

    When the Jersey Housewives started, Jacqueline was my favorite. I tend to favor the one who shares my name in any program. My husband and I struggled to make the mortgage payment, all the while putting our children through Catholic School and college. Things were not easy for us, however, both of us worked and we managed. How I wished I would have had things so easy at Jac’s age. She had a beautiful home, loving husband, familly, stayed home and enjoyed wine with her friends in the afternoon. When I was her age, I would have traded places with her in a heartbeat, of course keeping my own children and husband.

    This serves to show how much this program has changed.

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      I agree Moma – no way in the world would I want her lot.

  24. haydaki
    April 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    There is more info at the Ridgewood Patch according to the article:

    A Ridgewood judge ruled Thursday night that there is enough probable cause to have complaints of assault and terroristic threats issued against three cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey following a bloody brawl on Saturday.

  25. haydaki
  26. haydaki
    • April 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

      Thankyou!!!!!

      • haydaki
        April 5, 2013 at 2:06 AM

        No problem Sackem, i’m just glad we have a venue like Fame to get all this information. This is getting very serious now, not that it wasn’t serious before. Hope all is well with your baby.

        • April 5, 2013 at 3:32 AM

          We’re great thank you – we’re full of smiles and gurgles.

    • April 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      Thanks haydaki, Sometimes I get things turned around, if I understand the article both JTG and Gorga/ Chris are saying terrorist threats were made. Really doesn’t matter but I do think Joe and Chris, maybe Jac will go down for this.

  27. April 5, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Sounds like I’m not getting the true definition of terrorist attack.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 5, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      Gloria – see my post upthread in response to yup. Part of the definition, according to NJ law, is there.

  28. yup
    April 5, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    if there are lawsuits filed, Bravo probably won’t air the footage.

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

      They’ll bury it faster than you can say gag order.

  29. Marcy
    April 5, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    hopefully they have security cameras in the place that it happened. because your right about Bravo they will try and cover their asses. remember there security was holding Johnny down while the cowards sucker punch him. This is going to be better then the RHONJ I bet the court is going to be packed with spectators. Myself I would love to be there.I cant wait too see those three go down. Hitting Johnny over the head with a stiletto shoe is considered a deadly weapon.

  30. Jeannie5233
    April 5, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Sackem – here is a gift for you straight from “Joe Giudice”‘s Facebook page – the same one that posted he would no longer be on the show:

    Joe Giudice
    14 hours ago.

    DISCLAIMER: I’m sorry that people took the last post seriously, we were hacked. There is no evidence that King Joe Giudice will not be a part of season 5 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

    • April 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Glad you cleared that up, Jeannie. I’m happy to hear that Giudice will most likely be on season 5.

    • April 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      Ya!!!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!! He is my absolute favourite. Thanks Jeannie. Or in the words of Milania “Wow, your like a dragon”

  31. April 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    It was mentioned a few weeks ago that someone suspected Jac, Ashlee and Jac’s mother to be posters on another blog, one went by the name of lolag1, WCF and something else. I really cannot remember the names, but I am certain everyone knows who I am referring to.

    What are these three saying about Gorga/Laurita brawl?

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Lolag hasn’t been replying to the story and WCF is “shocked Cris would do something like this” etc. I believe they are Ashley and Jac too.

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Basically they said JTG deserved it and is lying as to extent of injuries since he tweeted HURT LMAO but has since deleted it. He’s horrible for saying things about her autistic son etc. (BTW I don’t believe he did say anything)

      Pretty quiet on Jaq other than she didn’t hit him with her stilleto, she hit him in the back of the head with her hand (I guess that makes it better).

    • April 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Good point!

  32. Jeannie5233
    April 5, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Okay we all know RADARONLINE is the bottom feeder blog site but they are tenacious and just don’t want to give up BASHING Teresa again. Here is their latest entry today and their “take” on what happened – OF COURSE it is ALL Teresa’s Fault! This is quite the spin!!!

    It’s All Teresa Guidice’s Fault! She Caused The Fight That Started The Blood Brawl
    Posted on Apr 5, 2013 @ 9:44AM | By Alexis Tereszcuk – Entertainment Editor

    While Teresa Giudice may have kept out of the physical brawl between with her fellow Real Housewives of New Jersey cast mates, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she was actually at the center of the whole storm!

    Her brother Joe Gorga and Chris and Jacqueline Laurita came to bloody blows with Johnny Karagiorgis, and an eyewitness says that Teresa is the reason all of the fighting even started at Kim D’s Posche Boutique opening last Saturday night.

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    “Teresa has been talking sh*t about everyone on the show, and she roped Johnny and Penny Karagiorgis into doing her dirty work this season,” the source exclusively told RadarOnline.com.

    “Melissa Gorga had had enough of the lies she says they’re spreading about her, so Teresa finally said she would confront Penny, which did not go well because she denied any of her involvement!”

    Teresa tried to tell Melissa that she and Penny weren’t even friends, but Penny called her out! Penny started screaming that she and Teresa talk on the phone all the time, that they talk for hours each night and says that she even has phone records, which makes Teresa furious!

    “Instead of arguing back or denying that she did ever talk to Penny, Teresa just kept screaming over and over again ‘Whatever, bitch!’ and then told her to ‘F*ck off!’”

    That’s when the source said Melissa tried to end the bickering with the two women.

    “She told Teresa and Penny that they needed to stop spreading lies about her.”

    According to the source, Teresa and Penny have been friends for a while and she has been plotting to destroy her sister-in-law’s reputation, so now she is terrified that Penny is going spill the beans about their relationship and show her phone records that prove that they’ve been talking.

    “Teresa is so scared about these phone records coming out! Even though she tries to play nice her hatred for Melissa will not stop. She’s brought in these other people to destroy Melissa and now it is finally backfiring!”

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Did you notice the comments Jeannie? Radar commenters were at one time anti-Teresa.

    • April 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      They talk for hours each night?? Who has time to talk on the phone for hours each night, let alone a mother of four who is working her butt off? ROL is the bottom of the barrel as far as I’m concerned.

    • elemcee
      April 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      We all forgot that Melissa is the victim and thought that JTG was there for a minute. We had to be reminded, I am just surprised it took so long… Poor, poor Melissa, always the victim.

      • April 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        I totally read the same thing – nice leak there Missy bringing it back around to you and slamming Teresa. Not one line in there about the Lauritas or JTG or Nic. Again Teresa is the bobble headed evil genius. Yes she forced the Greeks to start talking about you two years ago, she forced Bulldog out of the shadows, she forced everyone to throw punches ALL her fault. She is Geppetto. Where’s mention of Kim D? Oh that’s right everyone else is absolved except Teresa. This is getting boring Missy – it’s time for you to leave the island.

        • April 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

          PS at least this confirms who Radar’s source is.

          • elemcee
            April 5, 2013 at 7:03 PM

            Love that T is the puppet master, Sackem! You have an awesome way with words!!!! I am laughing so hard! I need some puppet master lessons, so everyone will succumb to my will!!!!

  33. April 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Unbelievable!

  34. April 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    This Alexis Tereszcuk must have rode the tilt-a-whirl a little too long as a child. Radar Online is the most inaccurate source of information I have ever come across.

    Now I wonder who this source would be? Someone who perhaps craves attention? Someone who believes Teresa is to blame for everything? Someone who may have just had their “table flipping” moment?

    Jac I am certain you or someone close to you reads this blog. My message to Jac, stop drinking. Drinking and taking medications can blow your mind and I believe that is what is happening to you.

    • holy cannoli
      April 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      Love ya@ Moma… It’s Cracker Jac , the freakin whack alright!! Way to deflect from what you freakin did you whack!

      My oh My how this ” story” has freakin changed since it has come out that there was a problem at this event, huh?.. Only thing is first supposedly JTG threw Teresa under the bus, now , his wife has too? Hmm..

      I still stand by what I have said from the begining . I have no problem with Fredo confronting JTG over shit he and his wife have been spewing on twitter for almost 2 years about his wife, and if it’s true that JTG was going to have “Bulldog ” at this event to cause issuses for Melissa, yea I still don’t blame Fredo for confronting him. I do have a problem with Fredo throwing blows at JTG, ESPECIALLY when the man was held back by security !! There is no excuse for that ever!

      I will say though I do not beleive JTG ever ever said one thing about Nicholas Laurita and what Lurker Chris and Cracker did was AWFUL!!

      I am glad JTG is pressing charges!! I hope he can do this to Bravo ttoo, or at least sue them as I beleive they fueled this fire!!

      • April 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

        I agree with you 100% holy. Jac was once my favorite, now she is the one I dislike the most.

        If Jac ever comes out of her drunken stupor and realizes the trouble she is in, she would take that smirk right off of her face and take a big bite of her humble pie. The woman is dealing with a bankruptcy, a foreclosure, a large tax bill, huge attorney fees, limited success with blk., reduced income, a special needs child, an assault charge and more than likely a civil suit.

        Joe had every right to confront JTG. I also believe the producers knew Joe was going to be out of control, before Joe himself knew it. Any father who would ruin his own child’s christening is a POS. I really hate to use that term, but no other words could describe how I feel about that. If you can ruin something that special for your own child, you are capable of doing any sinister act.

        • holy cannoli
          April 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

          I agree with you 100% Moma 🙂

    • April 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      I think it’s Missy Moma.

      • holy cannoli
        April 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        I think it’s both @ Sackem.. They seem to be besties these days.

  35. April 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Of course Melissa copied Kim’s look; Melissa has never had an original idea.

  36. haydaki
    April 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Teresa better keep her mouth shut with these wolves. Now that Jac, Chris, and Joe are facing some serious problems. It is my opinion EVERYONE will be out to do some damage control and try something to make her look bad! She better be on her toes.

  37. LilyM
    April 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/Judge_3_Castmates_of_Real_Housewives_of_New_Jersey_to_be_charged_in_assault_case.html?mobile=1&ic=1&iphone=1

    It says they’re going to be charge !! And Teresa hasn’t said anything, unlike her “friend” Jack that was talking about Tre’s problems none stop…

    • April 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      I’m wondering, if their found guilty of both charges what is the max they are looking at??

  38. Anonymous
    April 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I love Teresa’s look for this event, she looks fabulous without trying to hard. That can’t be said about MeHO, she obviously trued to hard and still doesn’t look half as good as T

  39. Anonymous
    April 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    T looks fabulous, I love this look. That MeHo can’t look good even when she copies others, she tries to hard but she never looks as fabulous as T..she needs to give up, it’s not working

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