Home > Autism as a Storyline for Season 5, Charity or Publicity? - Photo Ops, Infomercials and Product Hawking > Manzos and Lauritas Use “Autism Awareness” to Sell Blk and Draw Customers to Cafface; Is Blk “Giving Back” the Way Signature Apparel Was Supposed to Give Back to the Susan G. Komen Foundation?

Manzos and Lauritas Use “Autism Awareness” to Sell Blk and Draw Customers to Cafface; Is Blk “Giving Back” the Way Signature Apparel Was Supposed to Give Back to the Susan G. Komen Foundation?

April 6, 2013

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The Manzos and Lauritas are using autism to sell blk. On April 5, 2013, they teamed up with House of Sports to “to knock-out autism.” In addition to signage for blk prominently featured at the event, there were plenty of cases of blk stacked in the gymnasium with “generation rescue, hope for recovery” and “blk is giving back” printed on the bottles. Registrants at the event were required to make a $10 “donation.”

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How is blk. “giving back,” as indicated on the bottle? Is Blk Beverages LLC giving back the same way the Laurita’s now bankrupt company, Signature Apparel LLC, was supposed to give back to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation? On June 22, 2010, the Komen foundation filed a “proof of claim” against Signature Apparel Group, LLC in the amount of $18,000 for failing to honor a marketing agreement. According to Faux Reality Entertainment:

“The marketing agreement stated that Signature Apparel was to pay the Susan G. Komen Foundation 10% of sales on certain shirts with pink logos and/or insignia for a guaranteed donation of $18,000. Signature Apparel failed to make the guaranteed payment to Susan G. Komen Foundation. In fact, what the Susan G. Komen Foundation did not know is that Signature Apparel was being stripped of all its assets; and less than two months after entering into the marketing agreement with the Komen Foundation, creditors asked the courts to stop Signature Apparel from defrauding further creditors.”

Albie Manzo ‏@AlbieManzo 3 Apr
Come join me and the rest of RHONJ @houseofsportsny this fri to Knockout Autism! $10 donation to register Call 914-479-5419 for details!
Retweeted by Chris Laurita

Joy ‏@JoyDeMello
The @houseofsportsny teaming up with @AlbieManzo @chris_manzo @chris_laurita @JacLaurita to raise Awareness for Autism was outstanding.
7:38 PM – 5 Apr 13

houseofsports ‏@houseofsportsny 5h
Amazing event at the house of sports with the real housewives of nj! Lets all wrk together to knock-out autism.

houseofsports ‏@houseofsportsny 8h
@blkbeverages and @AlbieManzo in the House!!!! @JacLaurita and cast in route!!! pic.twitter.com/gDWg2zaXub

Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 4 Apr
RHONJ will be there! XOXO! “@houseofsportsny: HUGE weekend at HoS! Starts 2morrow w/ Knockout Autism & C u there! pic.twitter.com/vrRtFJ8vgX

houseofsports ‏@houseofsportsny 4 Apr
HUGE weekend at HoS! Starts 2morrow w/ Knockout Autism & @JacLaurita @melissagorga @AlbieManzo & Co. C u there! pic.twitter.com/3l4gd4VJuQ

Albie Manzo ‏@AlbieManzo 4 Apr
Crazy excited for tomorrow!!! @houseofsportsny team has been awesome to work with. Come help us raise money for @genrescue!!!!

juliusmichael ‏@JuliusMichael 4 Apr
Who’s coming out to meet #RHONJ & support autism awareness @houseofsportsny tomorrow at 6:00pm $10.00 donation @KathyWakile @melissagorga
Retweeted by houseofsports

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Also under the guise of charity, Lauren Manzo is promoting the one year anniversary of her beauty bar, Cafface. Throughout April 2013, if you come into Cafface, Lauren will give you blue hair extensions for a $10 donation to support autism.

Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 30 Mar
I’m coming in today!! XOXO! “@Cafface: Autism Unites Us… Come to Cafface the whole month of April!!!

Cafface Beauty Bar ‏@Cafface 30 Mar
Come to Cafface the whole month of April to support Autism! Blue hair starts today!! #autismunitesus

Cafface Beauty Bar ‏@Cafface 30 Mar
you don’t have to make appointments for the blue hair! Just come on ins5 15

As for their son Nicholas, Chris Laurita says, “He keeps progressing, and then regressing, but he’s doing so well. We’re really happy with his progress. He’s a great little boy.” – People magazine, April 5, 2013

In the September 3, 2012, issue of People Magazine, Jacqueline announced that Nicholas is autistic, and she said that once he began to speak, Nicholas would always say, ‘I love you Mommy’ but, at 18 months, he stopped saying ‘I love you.’ She reiterated this at the season 4 reunion when Andy showed a montage of Nicholas as a perfectly normal child. The montage ended with a voice-over of Nicholas telling his mommy that he loves her, which, according to Jacqueline, he isn’t able to do anymore because he has ‘regressed’ and doesn’t really speak too much these days. Jacqueline was downright hysterical by the end of the segment — she sobbed (without tears) into her hands while Caroline Manzo consoled her, assuring her that Nicholas would be able to say those words to her again one day.

Jacqueline told Luxury Report Magazine (also published here) on December 1, 2012, that unlike last season, she is planning to address her son Nicholas’ autism diagnosis on the show this year:

“Obviously our son’s diagnosis is out in the open now. It’s nothing we were ever ashamed of; we only wanted to respect our child’s privacy, since we had not received an actual diagnosis yet. We wanted a diagnosis and a treatment plan in place first, so that people couldn’t speculate on what his issues were before we ourselves actually knew and got a handle on what it was ourselves. Taking care of our child’s needs is obviously a huge priority in our lives, so we would be addressing it on the show, however, it will be addressed with the intentions of bringing awareness to Autism, and to help people to understand and relate to the challenges that we go through as parents, as we works towards to recovering our child. I’m not comfortable, however, with making a spectacle out of my son, so I would hope that Bravo would be sensitive and respectful regarding how they present and expose him in front of the camera. I have faith that Bravo will be sensitive to the matter because they did respect our wishes last season and did not focus primarily on my son while he seemed to regressing and slipping away. Bravo respected that it was an extremely sensitive issue that our family was dealing with, and we are very grateful and appreciative of that.”

In an August 9, 2011 article (the same month Nicholas was diagnosed with autism) published by Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch (Manzo-Laurita Family Strikes Black Gold With Blk), Albie Manzo made claims that blk. helped an autistic child:

Manzo admits he was skeptical of the claims at first and he doesn’t quite understand the science, but the more he drinks it — he downs a bottle a day — and the more he hears from satisfied customers, the more he believes in blk. One case in particular, he told Patch, has really assured him of the product’s potential: A mother gave her autistic son blk. to drink, thinking its unique color might get him drinking more water. The boy not only drank it, he loved it, but the amazing part, he started behaving. The mother reached out to Albie, shocked, who sent her two more cases to try. Her son is stimming less and listening and following directions more. The difference, she told Manzo, is unbelievable.

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  1. April 6, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Please tell me Teresa didn’t attend this Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves Travellin’ Medicine Show? The pic links din’t work for me.

    • April 6, 2013 at 4:43 AM

      I fixed the links SpaghettiKitten… they are links to the images I included in the article. I don’t think Teresa was there.

      • haydaki
        April 6, 2013 at 4:54 AM

        She was there Fame, check out Jac’s twitter! This is really not right in so many ways.

        • haydaki
          April 6, 2013 at 4:56 AM

          Here’s pic someone tweeted from the event: http://t.co/qlU513gMUz

          • April 6, 2013 at 5:09 AM

            Thanks for this haydaki. I added the photo to the article. I’m disappointed that season 5 is a series of infomercials and I’m disgusted that the cast has no problem using charity to sell their products.

            • haydaki
              April 6, 2013 at 5:12 AM

              You are so right fame, its really strange and makes them look suspect. Especially, with an alleged history of not compensating a previous charity. It just never ends with this crew.

            • April 6, 2013 at 8:09 AM

              well, chris, wacko and poison joe made the new jersey tv news last night,now with this dirty water ,they ought to investigate this too.bad enough they beat johnny up, now thru greed,they are beating up children.bravo should fire the bunch of them, forgot andy loves them

              • April 6, 2013 at 11:20 AM

                Wow. Would love to see the clip – I bet someone will put it to youtube

              • April 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

                It appears the Associated Press has picked up the story. It seems to be covered by media all over the country, from the New York Daily News to the OregonLive and every city in between. The Associated Press version does not mention the Laurita’s claim that JTG made fun of their son, Nick, nor the rumors JTG spread about Melissa. Hence when comments were made they were not very forgiving of Jac, Chris and Joe.

                Jac and Melissa, start making more phone calls, there is much damage control to be done.

                The following is the AP version.

                RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Three cast members of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality show will face charges following an altercation at a clothing boutique.

                A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in Ridgewood on Saturday.

                A judge on Thursday determined there was sufficient probable cause to charge them with assault and making terroristic threats.

                John Karagiorgis filed the complaint and the reality stars responded with their own, which will be heard next week.

                Karagiorgis tells The Record newspaper ( http://bit.ly/Y2v7I9) he still has a mark on his forehead from a stiletto.

                The case will be forwarded to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office

        • haydaki
          April 6, 2013 at 5:10 AM

          I mean to say its not right them continuing to promote BLK in conjuction with autism. What are they trying to achieve?

    • haydaki
      April 6, 2013 at 5:00 AM

      I think Teresa is just trying to be a nice person and be supportive of the charity. Look at how she works for her Nephcure foundation. Especially since they all came to her recent Nephcure fundraiser event.

      • April 6, 2013 at 9:02 AM

        maybe its in the contract that teresa had to show up

        • haydaki
          April 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

          You are probably right, Lucille.

        • Ana-Capri
          April 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

          This is a great point.

    • Anonymous
      April 6, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Man if Teresa keeps trying to lose weight so her hubby will keep her , he wont b able to find her .she is going to b one big ball of fake titties & false lashes !!

      • April 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        “she is going to b one big ball of fake titties & false lashes !!” Oh, you mean let herself look just like Melissa does? You can stop worrying about that.

      • Anonymous
        April 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM

        What are you talking about, she looks great and I don’t think Joe G is the kind of men to leave his wife just because she is overwheight, looks like the Teresa heaters are making they’re way over here.. they don’t last long though, they don’t have a way to dispute the truth in here!
        Lily M.

        • Ana-Capri
          April 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

          I know-they are REALLY reaching with this one!!! Remember how skinnt she was in season 1?
          She was always ‘tiny”-just like Caroline!!! HA

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM

        Thank s to God that we have evolved from more than just titties and hair. Who but a Neanderthal thinks that is our only worth , our only value. This comment about Teresa is just so sad and tells us so much about values or the lack thereof.

    • Buck Henry
      April 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      Lets all say this together FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome).

      • April 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        He surely has the physical appearance of Fas. I know because my brother has it.

      • TeraM
        April 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM


  2. April 6, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Why can’t they ever be two separate things? Bravo should be charging them with product placement with all the t-shirts and bottles that appear in eps.
    respect for raising money but it shouldn’t be a business op every single time!

    • April 6, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      wonder if andy and bravo gets share of this??/

      • April 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        Anything on the show, Bravo gets 10 % hence the infomercials.

  3. Jeannie5233
    April 6, 2013 at 6:58 AM

    Jac tweeted that RHONJ would be there – maybe Bravo was filming and that is one of the reasons why Teresa went. Bravo filmed Teresa’s Nephcure event and all the housewives except Caroline went to that too.

    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 4 Apr
    RHONJ will be there! XOXO! “@houseofsportsny:HUGE weekend at HoS!Starts 2morrow w/ Knockout Autism & C u there!
    7:13 PM – 4 Apr 13

    And I believe Jennifer Dalton’s charity is beng filmed as well.

    Jennifer Dalton ‏@flygirljennifer 13h
    Hey Everyone please come out & join me for my charity event for juvenile diabetes. BRAVO taping. purchase here —-> http://jenniferdaltonfoundation.eventbrite.com/#
    2:46 PM – 5 Apr 13

    The Jersey gals are real charitable between running and attending all these fundraisers on top of their tireless work helping Superstorm Sandy vicitms!!!!

    Gee! There seems to be a running theme here!!!

    • AnnieC
      April 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      Bravo used all these circumstances to give this cast a heart – unfreakin’ believable. Maybe they will add a wizard to the cast next season.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

        Exactly! I think Bravo figured out that they made all of these women look so bad last year. Jacs was on the chopping block as well as Caroline possibly.

        Then Superstorm Sandy hit. Bravo’s lightbulb went on – Perfect opportunity to rebuild their images and do damage control! Make them out to be “do-gooders” and people will identify, empathize, and, therefore, support them by buying into their brands and products! Cash cow for Bravo!!! And yes, I would bet Bravo gets kickbacks from blk just like Tre’s cookbooks, Kathy’s cannolis, and every other product these women sell.

      • haydaki
        April 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        That made me laugh so hard, sometimes you all kill me with these comments. “Wizard” on the cast lol!

  4. DD
    April 6, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    After everything that has come to light this past week I think I’ll just stay the hell away from Bravo. I for one know that with all that has happen in the past few weeks with this cast that I won’t be watching. I have turned off Bravo. They have overstayed their welcome in my living room. All the drama and press that has followed them has made me feel like I did during the last season and the new season hasn’t even aired yet. Thanks to all the cast and Bravo I’m done.

    • elemcee
      April 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      Me too, DD. I am beyond done with this hysteria.

  5. April 6, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    teresa picked wacko’s leg up,took her heels off,then put shoe in jacko’o hand and made her hit johnny in the forehead.

    • lyndadoll
      April 6, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      Needed a giggle, thanks! 😀

    • Jeannie5233
      April 6, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Lucille – second time in a week you made me laugh out loud!!!

    • holy cannoli
      April 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      @ Lucille


    • Anonymous
      April 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Lol… What joke, yeah and she made Joe attack JTG… I think she as mind powers, she a powerful witch!

    • haydaki
      April 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      Of course she did, Teresa is the real housewives “Gepetto”.

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      Now this is something some of the wackos would believe over at RT!!!! LOL

  6. holy cannoli
    April 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    UGH, This BLK Water CaCa really creeps me out… Does anyone know if it sells well?
    I know I will never ever buy it , it’s freakin BLACK WATER, How Gross is that?

    I just can’t get out of my head that it’s black water, and black water is freakin dirty water to me!

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      My husband said he would drink it but then found out how much it costs and said heck no. He can buy a case of regular water for the same price as one bottle. I couldn’t do it unless I was stranded in the desert and it was my only option.

      It must be selling some as they are in a lot of stores.

    • elemcee
      April 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      One of the local grocery stores carries BLK where I am. It is always on sale, and the bottles on the shelf are dusty as hell. Makes me wish they would clean the store better, but good to know no one ever buys it!

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      I sure as hell doesn’t see well here in Miami. They stopped carrying it at the markets ages ago when there was no demand for it.

      • Ana-Capri
        April 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM

        Oh how we miss South Fl-we were in Weston for 2 years (a job promotion deal). We loved it!!
        I miss that Cuban Coffee!!!

  7. Jeannie5233
    April 6, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Here is an article from Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch dated August 9, 2011. It gives a brief history of how and why the Manzo boys and Chris Laurita came to the conclusion that marketing blk was going to be “golden” for them. It also mentions Albie’s realizing the “potential” of blk after hearing a story about a woman making “claims” her autistic son showed improvement after drinking blk:

    Manzo-Laurita Family Strikes Black Gold With Blk.
    Franklin Lakes men leverage RHONJ fame to launch a new calorie- and caffeine-free, all natural health and energy drink.

    By Rebecca K. Abma
    Email the author
    August 9, 2011

    When Ramapo High School alum Albie Manzo’s law school dreams fell apart during last season’s Real Housewives of New Jersey the Franklin Lakes resident admits he didn’t know what to do next.

    Naturally, he applied to other law schools, and was dismayed that he wasn’t accepted. After one particularly good interview he found out why: The RHONJ limelight cast an unfavorable hue on his applications.

    “Schools were afraid to take a chance on me coming back because of the high visibility of the show,” Manzo told Patch. “I was very discouraged and didn’t know what I would do.”

    This apparent “black” listing may prove to be his lucky color: it matches his new venture, the health beverage blk., which has been flying off shelves across the country since its launch this spring.

    blk., or black water as it was called when Albie and his uncle Chris Laurita discovered it last year at the food show in New York, is Canadian spring water infused with fulvic acid, a natural nutrient-rich compound that has been used in alternative healing circles for centuries.

    The beverage’s black color comes from a chemical reaction between the water and fulvic acid, and is part of the drink’s allure.

    “The color is what gets people listening in the first place,” Albie said.

    The health and energy boosting benefits, however, is what keeps people drinking it. He said it leaves him feeling refreshed, like he’d gotten a solid eight-hours night’s sleep.

    In typical Manzo-Laurita style, the entire family supports the business. Both Chris and Albie Manzo work on the business end of the company, along with their Uncle Chris Laurita, who is a partner in the venture. Manzo mom Caroline and aunt Jacqueline have helped out on the promotion end with public appearances (just this weekend, they gave samples at Corrado’s in Wayne).

    But it was a Canadian family who “invented” blk., both accidentally and out out of necessity. About four years ago, the mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and was sick and weak from chemotherapy. In search of something to make her feel better, her children took to the internet seeking alternative treatments and holistic remedies when they discovered the free-radical scavenger known as fulvic acid.

    They mixed it with spring water, and it turned black. They gave this black water to their mom. She drank it and felt better. So she kept drinking it. Four years later, she is not only alive but thriving. And while they wouldn’t go so far as to say the water cured her, they believe it restored her strength and increased her stamina to keep fighting.

    The family thought the black water was a pretty cool product, so they decided to package it and sell it, which lead them to the food show, where the Manzo-Laurita family found them.

    Albie and Chris attended the show on a mission to find something new and different to market using their RHONJ celebrity. They left with several leads, but after researching fulvic acid and meeting with the family in Vancouver, they narrowed the field down to black water, changed its name to blk. and created its sleek, eye-catching packaging.

    “They were the nicest people I’ve ever met,” Manzo said. “Then we started drinking the water every day and I felt completely different, physically. I was sold.”

    Considering what is at the core of the beverage and its effects, its commercial appeal isn’t surprising. Fulvic acid is mined from prehistoric sediment and been dubbed a “miracle molecule.” The list of ailments it is said to cure is endless and its medicinal history is timeless. Ayervedic medicine calls it shilajit (or salajeet), a rejuvenating agent believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and anti-aging properties.

    In western medicine, fulvic acid is being investigated as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions, diabetes, eye problems, ulcers, AIDS, cancer and a host of other conditions.

    A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that in the laboratory fulvic acid not only inhibits intracelluar Tau protein tangles formation but also may reverse existing tangles. (Simply put, these tangles are a measurement of the neuro-cognitive-degenarative process and a key stage in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.)

    “Fulvic acid is likely to provide new insights in the development of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease using natural products,” the study authors concluded.

    Manzo admits he was skeptical of the claims at first and he doesn’t quite understand the science, but the more he drinks it — he downs a bottle a day — and the more he hears from satisfied customers, the more he believes in blk.

    One case in particular, he told Patch, has really assured him of the product’s potential: A mother gave her autistic son blk. to drink, thinking its unique color might get him drinking more water. The boy not only drank it, he loved it, but the amazing part, he started behaving. The mother reached out to Albie, shocked, who sent her two more cases to try. Her son is stimming less and listening and following directions more. The difference, she told Manzo, is unbelievable.

    As is the product’s commercial success, Manzo said. “It is blowing off the shelves across the country,” he said, noting Wegman’s picked up distribution of it early on. “We literally couldn’t believe that people grasped on to it as quickly as they did.”

    In the Franklin Lakes area, you can find it on the shelves at Food Town in North Haledon and Corrado’s in Wayne, and it will soon be available in ShopRite, A&P and King’s.

    A 15-oz. bottle of blk. retails for $2.49, which Manzo noted is priced matched to the popular coconut water health drinks, blk.’s biggest competitor. Since blk. is only water and fulvic acid, it has zero carbs or calories and no caffeine.

    For more on blk. and its history, visit blkbeverages.com.

    There are 52 comments on this article – most of them asking where to buy bk. There are also several in which posters describe various illnesses from fibromyalgia to someone who lost a leg in a car accident. All are looking to find therapies and remedies to cure or alleviate these serious conditions. But the one that stood out to me I will include as I believe it epitomizes the very reason why this is so dangerous and despicable –

    kim solio
    8:09 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    I am a fan of rhonj and after seeing blk episode googled it and am so impressed! I aso have a 9 yr old autistic chid who just this week we started him on clonadine to help with anxiety/aggression. If this blk water could help him naturally I would be very happy. How can I buy a case of blk?

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      It’s the snake oil of Jersey.

      I’ve seen this article a few times (https://famewhorgas.wordpress.com/category/blk-will-make-or-break-the-lauritas/ PS this has some interesting analysis) but there’s always something new that pops out. That RHONJ got Albie black banned from schools. My bullshit detector just hit the red zone.

      • April 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM

        Yeah, what a load of crap. His bad grade are why he didn’t get back into a law school.

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      You just KNOW they left this comment-this makes me SICK!

  8. goldcoins79
    April 6, 2013 at 12:28 PM


    • yup
      April 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      go away, Jac.

    • holy cannoli
      April 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      @ goldcoins79

      Yea, ok..LMAO!!!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 6, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      As a school psychologist, YOU are the one who should be ashamed to even allude using this product!

      How frightening for the children you treat that you would even consider something like this based on being a fan of Jacqueline Laurita’s. Do you even know anything about this product?!?!? I would hope you do your homework – Here is an article DEBUNKING the benefits of blk water:


      • Jeannie5233
        April 6, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        Oh, and by the way, hitting someone on the head with a stilletto is a sin.

        • holy cannoli
          April 6, 2013 at 1:25 PM

          Yay Jeanne!!! Go get her!!!

          • Anonymous
            April 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

            Yeah! And goldcoins I do take care of my family, and really good I might add, they are all very happy.
            Lily M.

        • DD
          April 7, 2013 at 7:04 AM

          And stealing from charities, that might just be a sin too. Oh and embezzlement that might be a sin too. Cracker Jac don’t you have something better to do than troll this site. Don’t you need to get prepared for your legal defense. Your legal issues are mounting tick, tick, tick Karma is coming and it ain’t pretty. How are you going to take care of your son from behind a 6 by 6 cell. I for one don’t want my hard earned tax dollars wasted on room and board for you but if I must I will. You can thank me now it is the christian thing to do “help someone when they are down” Funny how you used a psychologist as you are in such need of one. Little Freudian don’t you think.

      • elemcee
        April 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

        I would normally never pick on someone’s grammar (mine is terrible, I know), but a school psychologist who cannot spell ashamed? That is a pretty important word in psychology. Oh I know, English must be their second language!

        • April 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM

          I love the trolls that come here and drop “fake” credentials to try and make their bullcrap plausible, but as you pointed out most cannot spell to save their lives. It is quite humorous.

        • April 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM


    • Debbie J
      April 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      So is lying, stealing and assault but Jac has no problems with all of those. So I’m guessing the school you work at is going to start using BLK as a punishment right?

    • R T
      April 6, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Gee goldcoins I am so glad that you are here to tell everyone what a sin is. Thank you GOD for sending us this person to give us such wonderful beads of wisdon. (sarcasm in case you are that obtuse) (obtuse means dull) I kind of think that the Bible tells us stealing is a sin, I would think stealing from a charity is a major sin. How about bearing false witness? I’m sure I read somewhere that was a biggie. I am sure that XanaxJac has made baby Jesus cry with her antics. Not to mention Carowhine, Chris (soon to be #3566547 in the NJ jail system), JoeGo and his whore of babylon wife all make Jesus weep.

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      You believe something a reality “personality” is peddling to improve the behaviours of children? My sister studied psychology, it involved alot of stats and strategies so you are going off one news paper claim as a strategy to improve the future of children? Wow! Incredible. So you trust a couple of kids from Jersey with no background in science when they say they have found a cure for Autisim- something that has eluded real Doctors for decades?

      Wow, Goldcoins, at first I thought you were Missy however, comparing the grammar from the Luxury Report Magazine, I think you could be Jax.

      • Anonymous
        April 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

        Put them in the pookie, spin them around, and be done with them B’s!! Celi are ya here??

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      I know a lot of school psychologists who are a shame of themselves. I am a shame for not giving my children the Black water for lunch everyday. I think it is a good idea for this school psychologist to give each child who is sent to his/her office a slap upside the head and a nice cool refreshing glass of black water. It sounds like a very plausible and well thought out plan.

      • April 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

        It could be a govt funded scheme! Good plan. Forget Medicare.

    • AnnieC
      April 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      goldcoins – apparently you missed the class that defined, and warned your profession against charlatans.

    • Hunny Badger
      April 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      GOLDCOINS — You are an absolute fucking moron. “As a school psychologist” you will start “using” this dietary supplement that has no credible peer-reviewed published research? Plus, as a “school psychologist” you have no knowledge of proper punctuation, capitalization or grammar and spew teenage angst sentiments?

      I pity your school and the kids. You’re a piece of shit.

      • April 7, 2013 at 12:10 AM

        LOL @ “you are an absolute fucking moron” and “You’re a piece of shit.”

        Omg Hunny, LOVE THAT! I need you to make me one of those “That was easy” buttons, except you can read your insults into them. I could use that. Get in a fight, hit my button and you can rip someone a new one for me. Brilliant!

    • happylady
      April 6, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      A school employee with that grammar and spelling? My faith in the public school system is officially null and void.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      As a school psychologist you could lose your license for using a substance like black water on a child. How ridiculous. You can’t even pretend to be a psychologist with any degree of veracity.

      • April 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        Aint, if this person is a school psychologist and if Dr. Chadmichael is a doctor, then I am a 59 year old Victoria Secret model.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 7, 2013 at 3:23 PM

          LOL! Me too Moma! And Jax is a double nought spy and brain surgeon. In her spare time.

          • Ana-Capri
            April 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

            Big LOL at “double nought spy” !!!!!

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      Shut up-you crazy! You know NOTHING about us-we are caring for our families. How dare you??

    • sillywalter
      April 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I see you trollin’
      they hatin’
      PaTROLLin’ tryna catch me ridin’ dirty!

      Except, perhaps not. If you are a school psychologist I will eat Kathy’s cannoli. Like, forreal. You have to prove it. And I can detect photoshop so don’t even try it, trick.

  9. yup
    April 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Excuse me, but in Chris Laurita’s last business venture, he sold a product claiming that a portion of proceeds would go to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Instead, that money earmarked for charity went straight into Chris and Jac’s pockets so they could buy expensive clothes and botox in order to keep up with the Jones’.

    Now Chris Laurita has a new product you should buy, in part to help a charity. What are the chances that this Autism charity will get the money they’ve been promised? How is this man able to continue to work with charities when he still OWES money to the last charity he was working with??

    I bet Chris and Jac will start their own Autism charity to make it easier to syphon donations into their pockets.

    • April 6, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      A few minutes ago I added to the article the info about the Komen foundation (from Faux) and the fact that Lauren is also using “autism awareness” to draw customers to Cafface.

      • yup
        April 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

        the blue hair extension for an autism donation…isn’t that a rip-off of Dina’s fundraiser for her Ladybug charity? Those were red hair extensions to raise money and awareness. Does Lauren have any creativity or originality? Nope. No shame either.

        • melbournehw
          April 7, 2013 at 8:50 AM

          Lauran is a lazy slug, her mum gave her a salon, salon name and probably hired all the employees for her, I doubt she could come up with blue extentions herself.

          • April 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM

            Blue is the colour for Autism awareness – I think it’s Autism awareness month but I get the extension issues if Dina started this with Lady Bug.

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      The chances are: 0.0.

  10. Jeannie5233
    April 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Remember when Jacqueline tweeted:

    “I feel a sickness coming on. Better double up on BLK. Wipes it out. Thank God for BLK success!! Impressed with how fast it’s growing. Proud! XOXO.”

    Here is an article about that tweet and explaining the blk water lawsuit that ensued but has since been “resolved”. I find it incredibile the Lauritas seem to get involved with so many legal issues – mostly with them being the “defendants”.


    • April 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      They are not only shady, but they have no moral fiber!

      • hoolie
        April 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

        and they need a good dose of fibre because they are all so full of shit…..

        • April 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

          There has not been a day in over a week that I do not get a good laugh. Thanks hoolie and a few others who posted above.

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      These people make me sick. And why are they having so much money trouble don’t you guys remember at the end of last season when WACKO twitted Teresa and said she just got a Multimillion dollar contract. I am sure the courts are wanting to see that information right about now… These people are trash ever since the gorga’s and Walkies came on the show it has gotten really nasty.. Teresa is not innocent but she is nothing like these fools…. TRASH>>>>TRASH>>>>>TRASH>>>>…

      • April 7, 2013 at 2:09 AM

        Good point!

      • Ana-Capri
        April 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

        Jac really really needs help!

  11. Donna
  12. stay
    April 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I believe gold coins is messy. Someone else mentioned she was born in 97!!

    • April 6, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      she’s a late 70’s early 80’s baby if she’s around 34. I’m thinking ’79.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Melissa, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday in Las Vegas, was born March 21, 1979.

        • Jeannie5233
          April 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM

          Also, according to Melissa’s bio, she has a Bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from New Jersey City University.

          • April 7, 2013 at 12:12 AM

            What about her Minor in “Destroying a family.” Was that on her bio?

            I think she also earned a Certificate in Stripping.

  13. stay
    April 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    lol that is what I meant

  14. Jeannie5233
    April 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    There are those who believe that Johnny the Greek is RadarOnLine’s “source” and has been throwing Teresa under the bus for the last six months (cough C.S. and some Q followers to name a few cough); the latest being the article that just came out yesterday, April 5th, with the headline screaming “It’s All Teresa Giudice’s Fault! She Caused The Fight That Started The Bloody Brawl”.

    Well, I just came across this gem, written by the same author Alexis Tereszouk, which Radar published the day before on April 4th, screaming THIS headline:

    “Brawl Boaster Busted! Man Claiming He Suffered ‘Serious Medical Injuries’ In Joe Gorga Punch Up Deletes Tweet Indicating Otherwise!”

    It states someone on Twitter asked Johnny if he was hurt in the brawl and he responded “Hurt? LMAO!!” and then subsequently deleted the tweet. Radar took a screen shot and has it.


    A “source” gives Radar an EXCLUSIVE scoop that it is all Teresa’s fault the brawl happened and then the same writer “pays back” that same “source” by writing a derogatory story about him? I don’t think so. It doesn’t add up and makes absolutely no sense. In my opinion, Johnny is NOT Radar’s source.

    • yup
      April 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Jac and Kim G are the sources, through Tom Mauro.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

        Hey yup – Yup! I know but there are “rumors” circulating out there by several factions the last couple of days, mostly on Twitter, saying Johnny is the one who has been feeding Radar the last six months, and saying he is the “source for this last Teresa bashing article. .

        • yup
          April 6, 2013 at 10:38 PM

          gotcha 😉

      • April 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        I agree with you yup. I also detect Melissa and the Marco’s scent on this too, especially since Q’s army of minions is involved.

        Sackem also made some good points on another thread concerning Melissa’s involvement in the Radar stories.

        Melissa and Jac are now best friends, I am certain they are working together on this damage control. They had better pray this does not go to court, that is where the truth will be told. Just like the AP picked up on this story, they will more than likely pick up on the outcome of a trial.

        This is karma at her best. Melissa, who supports the other Posche, (to spite Kim D.) now will have to pay $$$$ to Kim D. for Joe ruining her clothes. I can just picture Joe ripping the clothes and bringing down the racks. There is not doubt he destroyed the sinks as well.

        Ah, Jac, you said at the reunion you wanted Joe Giudice to go to jail. Why Jac? What did he or Teresa do to you? I know you read this blog Jac, open your door Miss Karma has arrived.

    • April 6, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      Oh that source sounds like Missy. Trying to be Ghetto/teacher.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 6, 2013 at 7:47 PM

        I know Sackem – I believe Jacs and Melissa have joined forces and are now feeding RadarOnLine together. Melissa has been on the “outs” with RealityTea ever since she Twitter bombed them a couple of months ago and the two of them have been chummy ever since the Reunion. And now with this happening, it will bond them even closer. I also believe Radar is Bravo sanctioned and they “leak” information to Radar as well. Gee, I wonder what Missy was doing while Joey was “protecting her honor”??

        • April 6, 2013 at 9:23 PM

          Remember the boat trip when Melissa said she would befriend Jac?

          • April 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

            Actually I don’t remember that Sackem …. was it S4 or S3? I’ll have to look to watch it.

            • April 6, 2013 at 11:20 PM

              Whenever they were at the shore house so summer – season 4?

              • Ana-Capri
                April 8, 2013 at 10:46 AM

                Oh I remember this-is this where she said something like I am a sweet and HUMBLE girl like Jac??

        • yup
          April 6, 2013 at 10:39 PM

          she was probably in the parking lot blowing bulldog…

        • RTortor
          April 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

          Giving handy J’s in the parking lot

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

            Hundred dollah bills y’all.

    • Shirley L.
      April 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      I don’t think JTG tweeting “Hurt? LMAO!!” is a denial of injury. It sounds to me like he was probably being sarcastic as in “I’m more than just hurt!”

      He should have just left the tweet as is, but his lawyer could have told him to stop talking/tweeting about the attack.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 6, 2013 at 7:59 PM

        I agree Shirley! I believe it is “certain parties” who are trying to use anything they can dig up to discredit his claim.

        This, to me, is desperation and reaching at straws.

  15. Dr. Chadmichael
    April 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I actually tried BLK on my son and performed my own assessment

    goal: my son will be able to focus for at least 5 minutes with 80 percent accuracy in 4 out of 5 trials as measured by the use of BLK

    conclusion: after using BLK my son’s goal was met prior to using BLK my son could sustain attention for no more than 2 minutes.

    I’m glad that this season will offer a psycho-educational approach. #teamlaurita

    • guida
      April 6, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      back it up

    • pink@night
      April 7, 2013 at 6:38 AM

      How you like your STAINED teeth dr.?

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 7:18 AM

      First, I am sure you did your homework and found out information on how children’s bodies tolerate blk’s fulvic acids, minerals, and electrolytes, considering you wouldn’t want to take a chance on possibly creating a health issue down the road. As a doctor, you already know children should not ingest too much of these substances, an example being Gatorade, hence they should drink Pedialyte. Same thing with vitamins and medications

      Taking into great consideration that every single child is individual and has his/her own specific needs based on their own condition – under what circumstances did you conduct your trial? How many times a day did your son drink blk and how much at each time? What was the time span between him drinking it and you conducting your trials? Has your son shown any more improvement other than gaining 2 more minutes of sustained attention? Have you been able to get a higher percentage? Have you tried other trials to see if there would be different results? Did you remove any and all other substances, i.e. medications, foods, etc. in order to get a clean result? Have you submitted your trial to any autistic or medical organizations with these results so that your assessment could be evaluated?

      While gaining 3 minutes of sustained attention 80% of the time. while I am sure that is a victory because any positivity is a step in the right direction, I feel this is not enough of an improvement to warrant promoting blk as a benefit in treating autisitic children across the board which I find could potentially do harm to the well being of families struggling to find answers.

      Good luck with your son.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

        P.S. #teamlaurita – really? With such an important issue involving your son your hashtag should be about finding the real #truth – what “team” you’re on would have absolutely no bearing on your quest for that.

    • Anonymous
      April 7, 2013 at 7:47 AM

      Just by creating a handle with Doctor in front doesn’t assure you credibility – my name’s not Sackem. Nice try. You should be more concerned about the influence such nonsense may have on people who want a solution so badly that they’ll try anything. Preying on the weak is despicable. It’s both desperate and frightening that someone would present themselves as a medical professional in this arena. Guess what? A pig just flew past my window…


      • Jeannie5233
        April 7, 2013 at 8:38 AM


        • holy cannoli
          April 7, 2013 at 8:42 AM

          Exactly @ Sackem!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      In reading your comment further –

      You portray yourself as a “Dr.” , therefore, supposedly giving credence to the rest of your comment – what kind of doctor are you – MD, DO, Psych, Chiropractic, PhD?

      As someone with a child who is on the autistic spectrum – I would think you would be just a little bit concerned for Nicholas – while each child is individual, it is widely known that most children with autistic tendencies, as well as those with ADD and ADHD, need strict structure and very little distraction in their daily routine. Nicholas’ story being told, with possible lights, commotion, and a high level of activity around him, is not in HIS best interest. ANY parent, including you, would know that.

      You profess you have found “positive” results using blk and then give the #teamlaurita – raises a red flag to me.

      You are “glad RHONJ will offer a psycho-eduational approach” to the issue of autism??? Do you really think that show is so high-brow? Do you really think RHONJ even knows what that approach means? If you do, then you really need to rethink and redirect your research into more legitimate resources to help your son.

      You and your comment are precisely what is dangerous about making these “claims” – giving hope to people who are desperate to find answers.

      • April 7, 2013 at 10:27 AM

        ITA Jeannie. If a “doctor” is supporting such a product in a public forum, I suggest they provide their credentials and their information. Do you guys have a medical board? The only way I’d start to believe that BLK has any benefit to anything other than the Manzo/Laurita’s coffers is if it was government endorsed – don’t medicines/vitamins require approval?

        • Jeannie5233
          April 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM

          I am so angry by this – and yes, medicines require FDA approval. Unfortunately, vitamins and other food supplements do not, which is the core of the problem here.

          My husband is involved with medical and medical device clinical trials from a LEGAL aspect. This “trial” “Dr. Chadmichael is ridiculous and specific to HIS son – this is not valid “evidence” blk has any value other than to quench thirst and I am appalled that someone who is looking for answers, would read this and think they have found it.

          • holy cannoli
            April 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

            OH God… Dr Goofy Man is playin..He/she is probably goldcoins79, ya know the school pysch. wanting to giving her ” kids’ BLK Water, then she/ he comes back as a Dr, a little while later and posts bullshit.

            • Jeannie5233
              April 7, 2013 at 11:08 AM

              Supplements are watched by the FTC, which would be only for false claims and misrepresentation of monetary value. However, the FDA could intervene if there were a potential for harm to the public health or false claims of a medicinal benefit.

              • holy cannoli
                April 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

                This crack pot is no DR. or schooll pysch. I beleive it is one and the same person ( goldcoins79) spewing bullshit.

                What school pysch. or Dr would come on a random gossip site to post this bullshit? It just a lurker/ goofy Cracker Jac fan . In my opinion.

              • AnnieC
                April 7, 2013 at 11:46 AM

                great observation Jeannie – drinking the bi-product of decomposing animals needs FTC input – and with certian blk claims, I’m hopeful these studies will begin – especially looking into agression as a possible side effect.

                • jus me for now
                  April 8, 2013 at 1:11 PM

                  i dont know how but one of you could check the ”dr” to see if they are on a board or real drs.,but i think its,goldcoin=melgo =margos= crazy=family

                  • Jeannie5233
                    April 8, 2013 at 1:27 PM

                    There’s our girl! Hugs celi!

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      I am only a mother and grandmother, semi-retired, living in a small town in Louisiana. I have done limited research on autism, because of this blog. I believe the word is spelled “psychoeducational” not “psycho-educational”.

      I certainly hope Season 5 does not offer a psychoeducational approach, as in the testing and studies I have read, it really did not benefit children with autism very much. I fear honest, hard working people, in a desperate attempt to help their child will run out and buy anything the Laurita’s are selling.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      I am calling bs and fraud. Research and medical protocols absolutely forbid using relatives , friends or family members as subjects because of the inherent bias. Please anyone who had psychology 101 knows about double blind studies when testing . Any Doctor knows you risk having your license revoked by practicing medicine on your own child. This don’t Nazi Germany where we subject children to scientific experiments to see how they will react just for the hell of it. Doctor my hind end!

    • GPM
      April 7, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      I, too, would like to hear more about your test, doctor.

      How, for example, did you measure your son’s abiity to focus prior to dosing him with BLK?

      On how many occasions did you make this pre-BLK measurement and how did you control for other variables, i.e., changes in your child’s health and/or environment, for example?

      How did you control for bias on the part of a desperate and hopeful observer?

      How much BLK did you administer to the child and how often?

      Lastly, your conclusion suggests that your son is receiving no other treatment that could have facilitated the improvement in cognition that you attribute to BLK, whose claims of medical treatment have not been substantiated by the FDA. Surely you are a more responsible parent than that?

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      Four out of five trials. Now that is what I call a first grade science experiment. That got an F.

      • April 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        Bwahahaha! You always crack me up!

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      You are a liar!

    • sillywalter
      April 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM



      Thought you ought to know. *plunk*

    • elemcee
      April 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Unbelievable. Think about legal ramifications before you post “Doctor”.

  16. Hunny Badger
    April 6, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    The “brawl” is all their faults. They willingly followed the producer-induced crap (which they should recognize by now, being veterans of this crapfest), and let all their uglies out.

    Normal adults with dignity would have simply walked away. But not Bravo HW employees.

    • pink@night
      April 7, 2013 at 6:40 AM


    • April 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      Maybe they all drank too much of da black water.

      • April 8, 2013 at 7:59 PM

        As usual, I laugh again.

  17. holy cannoli
    April 7, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    I just read Lysa Simpson’s TL on twitter. Seems she got her panties in a freakin bunch about something.. She dared @ BravoTV to go at her sister or something like that..LOL. I wonder what all this is about?

    • mare
      April 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      My guess is what got into her was a whole bunch of booze. She will delete it soon, but of course it will be too late. I can’t believe she threatened Bravo. Wow.

      • holy cannoli
        April 7, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        LOL, probably.. But they are still up there now.. @ Bravo TV keep coming at my sister, I dare you.

        At first I thought it was just some people tweeting her crap and her going back at them..But then I saw that tweet^^, and I’m like WTF??

        • Jeannie5233
          April 7, 2013 at 10:19 AM

          Lysa is so ridiculous – I admire her for being such a good aunt but when I saw that fist pump in the picture she posted on Easter Sunday – she thinks she is so badass!

          Does she really think she has all that much influence on anything involving her sister and brother-in-law and that any entity is going to listen to her? She can certainly voice her opinions but she better keep her mouth shut if she doesn’t want to hurt Joey and any legal issues he may have. Making “veiled” threats are definitely not going to win HIM any points!

          • holy cannoli
            April 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM

            Really?? @ Bravo TV, with a “I dare you.” ???..LMAO and what does she think she is going to do to Bravo TV? I don’t get what that was all about. Did she find out they were going to air something?/ Not protray Messy in the “best light”?

            I have no problem when she goes at people on twitter that say stuff about her sister. She is just sticking up for her, I get that.

            • Jeannie5233
              April 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM

              I agree with you – like I said, she is a good aunt and she is a good sister – although, some of her tweets going after people in the past have been a bit extreme, but I get it too! I don’t like when she portrays her family as being Joey’s “real” family though. That is counterproductive in trying to get Joey to reconcile – because really, a good SIL would promote that instead of creating further divide.

              • holy cannoli
                April 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

                I know @Jeanne.. I was just laughing at her daring Bravo TV again.. Not saying anything about your post..Sorry if it came across that way.

                Yes, I agree some of her tweets have been really rough in the past defending her sister, but I think she calmed down a bit, at least it seems that way to me. Of course that will probably all change when the season starts..

                • Jeannie5233
                  April 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

                  I didn’t take it that way at all!

                  Lysa has just been listening to her mommy to “play nice” but now – “she’s done”!! LOL!

                  • holy cannoli
                    April 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM


                    Like I said at first I just thought she was tweeting stuff, cause people were tweeting stuff about her sister.. Yea, ok. no big deal.

                    The one that got me is the @BravoTV tweet.

                    Thats what I’m curious about.

    • April 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      What’s happening?

      • Jeannie5233
        April 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        Check out Lysa Simpson’s TL

      • April 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM

        Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson 9h
        @Bravotv keep coming for my sister, I dare you
        Collapse Reply Retweet Favorite More


        Lysa Simpson
        If you want to get to my little sister, you have to go thru me! If you want to get to me, U have to go thru my big sister @kimpirrella #what

        I wonder what this is about.

        • holy cannoli
          April 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM

          Then she posted something to @ Bravo TV

          • April 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM


        • Jeannie5233
          April 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM

          Both Melissa and Kim have retweeted this.

          • AutumnL
            April 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM

            Will BravoTV accept the challenge?

        • April 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

          Oh my God! The Bravo executives must be shaking in their boots.

          What type of mentality is this? Her tweets just reek “drunken thug”.

  18. April 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM


    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 45m

    Haters shouldn’t worry about my personal business when my message about Autism is Pure.I have a voice&a platform2spread awareness&using it!

    • holy cannoli
      April 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      LOL.. Thanks for posting that kyleerenee2013

      Whoa Cracker Jac…Bless your heart, you never fail to disappoint!!

      • April 7, 2013 at 7:01 PM

        It’s comments like this that remind me why I just can’t stand her!!! I have to make this short because my comment will be a book, This woman is a disgrace …And proved she will use Autism to sell dirty water, for sympathy, finial gain, and now we “HATERS” ( she means the smart folks calling her out on BS and not kissing her ass) Are suppose to look over the fact she is a thief, incapable of telling truth, condones and does cyber bullying, embezzles money, steal from charities, punches people in the face, and uses her high-heeled stiletto to hit someone in the head!! (heels of a stiletto can qualify as a deadly weapon when it has been used intentionally to injure someone..) And guess what you crazy B**CH when your personal business is indented into someones forehead, or consist of stealing money from a charity that would have been used for the public, It becomes our business too,. Let’s just chalk this up to what it really is she wants the right to talk about anyone or post anything she wants without being “called-out” for it yet, she will attack others when they share their opinion or ask questions about her. She can’t have it like that. She can’t defend her right to speak “her opinion” then turn around and try and stop others from speaking theirs. (Or attack them) But I guess in her mind, it’s okay .,And being an advocate should be someone who is trusted member of the community who people look up to and respect, a good role model someone who want to spread awareness because they truly wants to help others .Not someone who uses their platform to exploit their son for their own personal financial gain..

        • April 7, 2013 at 9:09 PM

          Great Post and HELLO!

        • Ana-Capri
          April 8, 2013 at 10:53 AM

          And the church said AMEN!!!!!

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      How can your business be personal when you conduct it in front of cameras and to an audience of millions?

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Actually you have pure vodka and platform heels with a sharp spike you pickled twit.

    • yup
      April 7, 2013 at 6:36 PM

      coming to blogs, pretending to be a doctor and leaving a comment that BLK is helping your son’s autism is not the way you should spread your message, Jac. go have another drink and take a nap.

    • April 7, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Kinda sucks when people get all up in your personal business and want to expose you huh? I mean It’s not like you have ever questioned, accused or meddled in someones personal business RIGHT? Who has the daggers coming from all angles now!!

  19. AutumnL
    April 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    As far as worrying about her “personal business”, and her “message”, her personal business IS her message.

    By “pure” she means 90-proof. (As we see time and again.)

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Sorry nothing pure about showing your completely crazy, violent and do not have an ounce of impulse control or boundaries. An intelligent person walks away. A mature person walks away. Using your autistic son to have a storyline on a show that sensationalizes sex (see Joe Gorga) uses foul language especially referring Toa young female as a c**k blocker is not a platform to promote anything but black sludge. It sickens me especially as a grandmother with a grandchild on the spectrum that Jax blatant exploitation of her son actually does more harm than good. Autism awareness is a sensitive subject that deserves serious consideration and intelligent conversation not pedestrian platitudes from a shady lady who is half in the bag most of the time. Jax demeans parents who actually do the hard work in raising their children without praise or reward . Parents how constantly move forward on a jouu

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 7, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        Finishing my rant * bear with me. There is not a cure for autism , only remediation and Jax is doing a grave disservice to suggest otherwise. You cannot knock out autism it isn’t a disease. The best one can hope for is progress and that cannot be measured by group standards but only as individuals. Parents are desperate for hope and to treat autism so casually with trite little captions demeans every child and every parent who struggles to cope. Providing false hope whether by suggesting fulvic acid is a miracle cure it that one can simply knock out autism is beyond cruel. Intentionally cruel and callous. Go away Jax . Stop suggesting that you are an advocate for anything because that would require that you possess functioning intelligence and an iota of sensitivity. Jax cannot have it both ways. You cannot set yourself up as an autism advocate one day and beat a man bloody with your stilletto the next. Life does not work that way. If folks around you,syncophants and followers are blowing smoke up your azz about what a wonderful advocate you are give me the opportunity to piss in your Post Toasties and give you a reality check. You blew it. You are not educated or intelligent and when child services takes a long hard look at you you may want to dig a hole. Rich does not protect you. Supposedly upper class will not protect you. Neglect and abuse happens in all income brackets. If you want to be an advocate , quit the show and walk the walk, advocate for your son and only your son. God gave you one son with autism focus on him . Don’t blow it Jax.

        • April 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM

          Great post.

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 7, 2013 at 1:41 PM

            Thank you Momma . I am a bit passionate about this as our little one is in the spectrum. Watching my daughter fight with every ounce of her being to find the best teachers , specialists, therapists and to constantly engage with her child without any thought for herself. Shaking my head. I know what happens when grief turns into an amazing love, enduring hope, constant courage. I know what a warrior looks like and Jaz isn’t it. She isn’t a trail blazer she only repeats the lingo and tout other people’s research as if it were her own. She trivializes autism.

            • April 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM

              I admire people like your daughter, who fight this battle each day. Yet, Jac sits home, I suspect drinking, and tweets about autism, something, I believe she knows very little about. I fear desperate parents will buy into this “blk. cures autism” and will spend hard earned dollars for nothing.

              • Ana-Capri
                April 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM

                You are right-even the most savvy and intelligent Moms, Dads, Grandparents, etc. will stop and think-“what if” -they are horrible people.

            • April 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM

              You nailed it on the head Aint! She really does trivialize autism and that annoys the heck out of me. All of the mothers I know with children on the spectrum are as you call them warriors.

              • Aint Pittypat
                April 7, 2013 at 3:40 PM

                I cannot imagine my D or her peers having the time to tweet relentlessly, FB or upload anything to youtube. Lucky if they have an exhausted hour or two of private time after little one is in bed. Beauty treatments, spa days and shopping are a very rare treat. I am the official “stylist” and usually buy most of D’s clothes simply because she would never spend the money on herself. This is the same person who used to drag me to the shops for every Sorority party, hall party, event while she was at University. I am proud of her though for recognizing where her priorities are and what matters most. I find it unbelievable that Jax has all these real life issues and focuses on botox, injections, beauty treatments. Inconceivable. These are critical moments in her sons development and while she shouldn’t’ have to look like a troll , is this extraneous crap really where her focus should be? I’m not endorsing JTG because I was not there but classier to just walk away held high and earn the viewers respect. Golden moment to demonstrate how an honorable person and a self ascribed advocate reacts. Bloody battling? Just no.

                • April 7, 2013 at 4:50 PM

                  I take my hat of to your daughter. Now SHE sounds like a wonderful mother!

                • Jeannie5233
                  April 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM

                  Aint Pittypat –

                  Having friends with autistic children, who also reside in NJ, I know what it entails to be an advocate for one’s child and to be there every step of the way making sure that child gets the best help and treatment possible. And it’s not only about the child – it is about the entire family unit and making sure everyone involved is on board. Jacqueline Laurita is not, in any way, a role model for those who are looking for help or need assistance.

                  My hat off and utmost respect to both you ad your daughter. She is the real deal – she is the real warrior!

            • April 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

              Indeed, she dies just that.

            • Ana-Capri
              April 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

              I am right there with you Aint-our Grandson has PDD NOS-it is a struggle everyday-this BLK snakeoil is making me sick. I am now believing we should be we should contact these autism organizations and groups that they are USING to sell this black crap. I wish them well, but they need to go away .

        • April 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM

          ITA Moma -Great Post

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

            Thank you very much. She was in her final year of Law School and newly married when she found out she was pregnant. I won’t pretend it hasn’t been rough going at times. But with the support of both sets of parents our spoiled darlings grew up really fast and faced little ones issues head on. Our grandchild is on the spectrum but not severe. He attends a wonderful private school and although treatment and education cost a great deal it is so worth it. I have difficulty understanding Jax. Not being mean but my D never rests. She seeks out the best and when she sees progress slowing isn’t afraid to find a speech therapist or OT that is better or more able to work with him. It requires time. She also.goes to parent group therapy to help her cope and to discuss methods and actions that can further assist the child . She is very proactive, you absolutely must be. I question Jax . Much of the time at home is supposed to be reinforcing the daily lessons and skills learned in therapy sessions. School activities, church, family activities and social opportunities are also important. I am happy to say the results have been amazing and we have a sweet, funny, very loving child because of parent commitment and downright hard work. Sorry to go on but to here Jax brag about being an advocate makes me ill.

            • April 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM

              I’m very interested AP. Having a little one the more information and discussion the better! Your daughter sounds wonderful and I’m so happy you guys are getting results through dedication. It can’t be easy to be “on” 24/7.

            • April 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM

              My wife and I fight each day for assistance for are son that is also on the spectrum. My wife has look into all these natural medications and diets to assist are son and nothing has worked at all or for any period of time. Each time we here someone say that autism or Asperger’s is curable I want to shake the —- out of people. Often children with one of these disorders/diseases also have several other disorders/diseases this is why it makes it really hard to care for children on the spectrum. You never here her talk about that and for that reason and several others I know this women is full of —-. To all the Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Uncles, Aunts, Friends and Teachers may you understand one thing that these children are just as capable as your A-Typical child. To Others Please stop the judging… Also to those individuals that use their child’s situation as a crutch you are only hurting your child. ( Got that Jacqueline)…. Sorry couldn’t take it any more…

              • Jeannie5233
                April 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM

                David – I can hear your passion, your frustration and your love for your son jumping out from this comment. You are a hero and your son, as you well know, is a gift. Keep up the fight – and I wish you, your family and your son all that is good.

                • April 7, 2013 at 10:58 PM

                  thank you…

                  • Aint Pittypat
                    April 7, 2013 at 11:42 PM

                    Dave you are a wonderful dad. God bless you and your family. Co-sign your comment. Spot on.

              • April 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM

                Great post David! I so admire the strength and determination of parents raising these beautiful children!

        • April 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

          @ Aint, love that post, great job. I have hard time putting my thoughts on paper and i’m so glad we have several people on this blog that are able to do this for me. Thank You

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

            I am seriously in tears. Thanks for all the kind words and support. Sometimes it helps to share. Our little one is a blessing and delight . I truly believe he is a gift from God to teach us what really matters and money and fame are not in that equation. To have such pure joy is priceless and we are all learning as the journey continues. Thank you all so very much!

            • Jeannie5233
              April 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM

              Yes, he is a gift and it is obvious you cherish him as you should. I believe these children have something all their very own to offer to the world – something special, even if it is only to open the eyes of those around them.

              Bless you and your family in your journey and I hope your little one will thrive.

        • April 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

          Ain’t, you are the greatest.

  20. April 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    First, no one hates you Jac, we are not the ones getting into physical brawls. On this site we all have our own opinions and share them with each other. In my opinion you do exploit your child and your platform is unrealistic for most parents with disabled children. The oxygen chamber ( given to you), who could afford that? The only awareness she brings is voodoo. She should work quietly, behind the scenes, people might have more respect for her. Money needs raised for research but not by these scoundrels. Show us the financial statements from the blk fundraiser, who are they giving the money to? You need to earn a persons respect and as far as worrying about your personal business, you put it out there honey. Your message is as pure as you!

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      I’m so tired of the hypocrisy of these people! When Teresa was having all her problems, there was no room for sympathy for her. Jacqueline Laurita chose to make her world public when she joined this show and as far as Nick’s autism SHE chose to make that public as well. She is so ignorant and foolish, was that brawl in the privacy of her home or in a public venue. Andy Cohen had better do something about these people being on RHONJ or they will eventually bring this network to its knees. They are so full of themselves that they believe they can do whatever and hide behind Bravo, protecting their “F” list celebrity status. What does she bring to the show, anyone can stupidly smack someone in the head with a shoe, backstab their friends, sellout their daughter on t.v. and ship them off, rob charities, bankrupt companies, instigate family drama, hate sister-in-laws, get in altercations with ex’s, scream like a banshee on national t.v., and all for what. So, she can have a platform for AUTISM!!!! Yea, ok, that’s so believable! You, Jacquelin Laurita are the “Jackhole of the week”!!!

    • April 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      I have been thinking about this and your right dookie56 it seems to be this is how it always does down with the Lauritts, Manzos, Walkies and Gorga..


      !; Jacqueline—Blk water van will be in front of Catface come try and check use out and all for Autism.

      2: Kathy— My Cannolis were on Qvc lets susport brain tumors and awareness.

      3:Mellisa— Come see me perform my newest song and help children that have heart issues ( Thank you Jesus)..$$$$$$$

      4: Manzoes—-Blk water is at Catface and come get your hair dyed blue in susport of Austim.


      I will be at —- come help me support Neph Care a rare kidney disease come enjoy all the fun and entertainment. While your their get your hair blow out using Miliana hair care..

      Do you 4 see the difference??????? BUY A CLUE……

  21. AutumnL
    April 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I’ve sent a few tweets to BravoTV, asking if they’re going to accept the (double) dare from the Marco sisters. Obviously if it was RT by Melissa, she’s down with it.

    For people who supposedly have lives, they surely are thin-skinned—-not to mention being online 24/7 creating drama. Aren’t those women a little old for that kind of stuff? (But then, consider their biggest “fans” & supporters!)

    I hope BravoTV accepts the challenge, b/c I’d truly love to see what the consequences would be, and how how the Marco sisters would make Bravo pay for going after Melissa.

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Me too, Autumn! Please Bravo except the challenge! lol !

  22. Dr. Cathy Jean
    April 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Dr Chadmichael, could you let us know the interval of time you used to determine your results. Based on your assessment I would conclude you are a Psych D. Also, you are only addressing one of many characteristics associated with autism. Your assessment may not be an accurate representation of what your are trying to convey nor does it sounds comprehensive in any scope.

    Personally, I want to believe the Lauritas have some fiber of moral in them and are not doing this for the money. If the Laurita’s are in fact using her son’s illness to accumulate more net worth than this is incredibly low.

  23. AutumnL
    April 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Lastly, when Signature Apparel went under, Chris and his brother set themselves up to profit from the money-making contracts the company had. I hope ppl know that is a big part of their income, and how the Lauritas continue to lead such decadent lifestyles (although nothing like previously did).

    One question I’ve had is about the healthcare: If Signature went under, how did the Lauritas acquire coverage? They surely have to pay out-of-pocket for it, or maybe had to wait for benefits to kick in, etc. /I’ve been thinking there was some other reason why they “waited” so many months for a diagnosis on their son. Maybe b/c they had no coverage…?

    Lastly: have watched some youtube videos of their son Nick with his music therapy teacher, singing and interacting with her. I thought one of his dx was being non-verbal. ? Yet I’ve seen him singing and laughing in the videos.

    So is the issue that he couldn’t speak—OR—that he wouldn’t articulate emotions.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      Jax had has absolutely no business violating her sons privacy and posting videos of his therapy. I find it odd that Jax takes away Nic’s voice by posting his very private medical business on You tube. It shows a huge lack of decency and respect. How would any of the commenters on this site feel , if we were trapped inside our bodies an rendered incapable of communicating our needs and feelings. Would you want your therapies exposed as you struggle? Jax is making this very private choice for Nic in order to demonstrate that she is an advocate. Sadly she cannot grasp Nics diagnosis affects her but it isn’t about her or what is best for her. Its about Nic. Ask yourself this …if she cannot respect his most basic right to choose what is shared about him in the media then she how can she advocate for him? There is a fine line between advocating and exploitation.

      • April 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

        Great Post!

      • Jeannie5233
        April 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        Aint Pittypat – I have been saying this very thing ever since it was announced Jacs was coming back and she would be using the show as a platform for autism. This makes me so angry as a mother. What mother does this?

        This is such an invasion of Nicholas’ privacy. Documenting him on the internet for all of posterity. How is he going to feel when he is an adult that the person who was supposed to protect him actually exploited him? I I find this to be the most despicable of all.

        All children have rights – contrary to what some people believe, their parents do not own them and their job is to protect those rights.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 7, 2013 at 7:07 PM

          I try to use generic terms to explain my families situation because my D has lowered the ban hammer regarding her child. She says until he can make the decision to share his diagnosis that it is not her story to tell. The child bears the label and the stigma from the ignorant and uneducated. All children’s rights deserve respect and protection.

          • April 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

            Absolutely! The thing that bothers me, as a side note to the way this important issue is being handle and a silly tv show, is that Teresa was ridiculed for bringing her on to our screens by cast and viewers and Jac is parading a child who has special needs. I wish they would stand by the rules they make.

          • haydaki
            April 7, 2013 at 11:41 PM

            So well said, great comment!

        • April 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

          This is what I am concerned about , the fact that this child is being exploited. I don’t claim to know a lot about autism, other than what I observed when, I was a teacher. But I will say this with a fair amount of certainty. I cannot imagine any parents of an autistic child , and I have known my fair share including my next door neighbor , who if asked the question, would your child’s life be I handed by any way by being part of an adult content reality show or would he like his “journey” ( hate that cliche”) chronicled for the amusement or shall I say the curiosity of a world full is strangers? I can assure you that that would be the antithesis of what they would suggest would be helpful for their child. This is a selfish choice. This is a narcissistic choice. Any child, but especially an autistic child needs a normal childhood. Their is nothing normal or comforting about being a storyline for an adult reality show who’s purpose is to entertain people with negative drama, betrayal and as we have seen, violence. I love my children fiercely. There isn’t enough money in the world that would motivate me to have his life discussed on social media and on television. As a matter of fact , my son had many offers to model from the time he was a baby until he graduated from high school. I didn’t think it was a good idea, and I still don’t. He did one commercial because he wanted to. He got to portray a soccer player which excited him. But, I do digress. I think every child is entitled to a normal, private childhood. That goes a thousand times more for an autistic child . I believe it is essential. Therefore, I believe Jacqueline and Chris are not only doing a disservice to the child, but they are harming him for their own selfish purposes. It makes me sick to my stomach, actually. Because I care about all children, as do all of you. There are many forms of abuse. I believe putting your autistic child on camera without his consent or expressed desire to be a t.v personality is counterproductive to his needs and his well- being.

  24. Jeannie5233
    April 7, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Jacs also tweets how proud she is of herself and her family and that great things are coming! LOL!!

    Jacs says not to touch on her personal life? Like how she respected Teresa’s and outes all of Tereza’s dirty laundry in a very public way? Saying Teresa was fair game, because she was on a sbow? Same goes for you Jacs. YOU gave up your privacy and personal life when you came on the sbow and made the decision to use Nicholas as your storyline. Theae are the consequences of tbose decisions. You don’t get a pass just like you didn’t give one to Teresa.
    e because she was on

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Sorry for typos – on my phone!

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      Most people with legal issues especially as serious as being involved in the bloody , violent beat down of another human being should be reassessing their priorities . The Lauritas , if they had a modicum of good sense and basic human decency should be looking into their hearts and doing some soul searching. This is not the time to be bragging about your family and your fortune in social media. Rather than being devastated and ashamed Jax once again has no idea that real trouble is ahead. Pretending and bravura will not make this go away. The Lauritas may not face any legal consequences or any Bravo consequences but their public image cannot be salvaged. Don’t try and use autism to gloss over your violence and greed. Its disgusting.

    • yup
      April 7, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      great things are coming…like jail?

  25. holy cannoli
    April 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Queenz of media just replied to a tweeter that Melissa never knew Penny from back in the day, nothing like that… WTH is going on?? Does anyone know what this is all about?

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Holy, its just another day in candyland ! Only now things are getting quite real for the Lauritas and Gorgas! First, threats to Bravo and now Melissa didn’t know Penny in her past. If this is there form of damage control, they better just go ahead and take a plea deal.

  26. AutumnL
    April 7, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Well, if QoM says it, it MUST be true, b/c he is the official PR person for the Marco family including Melissa.

    Does anyone remember reading in past, Jac defending herself about getting arrested in Las Vegas (or later?) for smacking some other woman? I’m pretty sure this happened.

    I absolutely agree about making Nicholas’s business public. They are completely disrespectful of his rights to privacy and dignity. But, look at Ashley and how she’s been exploited, and trained to exploit herself. (I have speculated in past that she is autistic, thus her behavior)

    • holy cannoli
      April 7, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      LOL. @AutumnL.

      I know LOL. I just don’t get why this person would say this. I do not like Penny or Johnny, but I never thought they were bs’ing about knowing Messy from back in the day especially Penny.

      I think it was some guy that Cracker Jac hit back in the day in ‘vegas, I think she wrote about it in one of her blogs or on twitter.

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 7, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        Jax assaulted a boyfriend and was arrested in Vegas. She also punched Caroline for insinuating she was a bad mother. Jax has anger issues. Now she has assaulted a grown man in concert with two other adults. Cuz that’s how an autism advocate rolls.

  27. April 7, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    I know some of you may disagree with me and I respect that. This autism storyline of Jac’s never sat right with me and I am still not convinced Nick is autisic.

    First Albie plants a story about a woman with a child who has autism. This blk. water is doing wonders for her child. He even sends her two more cases.

    About a year later Nick is diagnoised with autism. It took 9 months to diagnois him because of insurance. No, later it was it took nine months because they wanted a treatment plan in place. Which is it? People who have money for designer bags and private jets has to wait for insurance? What loving, caring parents do that?

    Next, she removes all of the pictures on the internet of Nick, that show him to be a happy, normal little boy. Yet she puts videos on YouTube of his therapy sessions, were he is singing and interacting?

    I believe the Laurita’s plan was originally to have Nick drink blk. and he would improve by the day?
    Remember, Jac sent a tweet about blk. helping prevent the common cold.

    In many of Jac’s interviews, after she went public with Nick, she stated that she was certain he could be cured. Too many people called foul on blk. curing autism.

    Now, the fundraisers. How much is really going to autism?

    Now we can top this with an assault on someone who I believe was calling them out on their motives.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      New Jersey has the very best autism intervention program in this country. My understanding is that NJ provides diagnoses and therapies at no cost to the patient. Jax acts as if she is such an innovative parent when it is all provided to her by genuine researchers and diagnosticians. Parents actually move across country because NJ IS THE GOLD STANDARD for treatment and research. Im also very surprised that a family pediatrician diagnosed her child since it usually requires a panel of pediatric specialists from various medical, psychological disciplines. Usually the board consists of child psychiatrists, developmental pediatrician , speech pathologist, neurologist, developmental psychologist and autism specialist . It takes two days or longer for the examination and diagnosis. The child is given a battery of diagnostic exams and is observed interacting with each parent individually and together , observed alone and at play with peers. Eventually a diagnosis is arrived at. Nine months? Right. PS . A treatment plan is put in play at once not 9 months later. Days count. Weeks count. Obviously something’s rotten in Denmark or Laurita land. Jax story keeps changing and nothing she promotes would probably withstand a good hard look.

    • AutumnL
      April 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      I’ve never trusted their timeline explanation regarding waiting for months before getting a diagnosis–which is why I wonder whether the wait was really b/c they didn’t have insurance coverage, or–are they even covered by private healthcare? Maybe they waited to qualify for public assistance of some kind. or until deals were negotiated…(see my prev comments about them using a bariatric oxygen chamber, obviously FREE in exchange for promotional ads by them), etc.

      • April 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM

        Autumnl, I have said the same thing about jac from day one. They had to get medical coverage in place and that is why they waited so long. Nothing she says will change my mind.

    • Anonymous
      April 7, 2013 at 3:06 PM

      It is typical for physicians to give children a series of vaccinations around 18 months of age, which is when Nicholas started “regressing”, according to Jacqueline. The baby vaccination schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control for children 18 months of age or earlier is: DTaP, Hib, polio, PCV, hepatitis B, Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Hib, chicken pox, PCV and DTap. That is a lot for a small body to take in. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nicholas displayed autism-like symptoms after receiving vaccinations, and his body has since fought off any toxins (in particular, the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal) and he is no longer displaying those symptons, which would mean he was mis-diagnosed and is not autistic.

      Here is a mother’s (Auti-Land) comment about vaccines and autism-like symptoms from About.com:

      MANY medical conditions can display “autistic like traits”, as many of these traits are similar to ADHD, SPD, OCD, and even childhood schizophrenia. All the aforementioned being non-gentically proven conditions, unlike Fragile X and Rhett’s. HOWEVER, they have TWO main differences: communication and social skill deficits. In fact, I think regressive autism is the evolution of ADHD and SPD MIXED. If you look at both conditions separately and then imagine combining them together and what would you have: mild to moderately affected autistic children! I also feel it is environmental, as many of these children are “recovering” and their “traits” are diminishing over time as their bodies heal. HOWEVER, I also believe those children that continue with their vaccinations into kindergarten are the kiddos that will be moderate to low functioning maybe for life, as their bodies become overloaded. I think ABA is just catching the kids early at 2-5 before their 2nd MMR and that’s why we’re seeing so much success. Once a family steps in with treatments options the child begins to feel better and ABA helps bring the child back to their age appropriate developmental level. But not all the damage form the vaccines can be reversed, so some kids still have residual traits that may or may not need to be worked on. I’d LOVE to see a study or survey of kids that went on to be recovered or considered mild that did NOT continue on with the 5 and up vaccines versus those that did, but also had all the other interventions. I know personally I met another mom that was doing EXACTLY the same types of interventions for her son, but she continued the shots and after his 2nd MMR he regressed and nothing is really working to get him verbal now! There is something there folks, wake up and smell the brain frying! It’s not just the mercury, but I think it’s the viruses themselves! Unfortunately, until the medical community gets their act together our kids will continue to be mis-labeled and pay the price forever. They will also continue on with shots and more and more kids will be sick!


      • April 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        Great post.

      • holy cannoli
        April 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        I thought Cracker Jac has said that she and Chris have not decided if Nicholas should be vacc. I don’t know that he has ever been vacc.
        I do remember people tweeting her about this way before she came out about him, when people would just tweet about their children and stuff.

      • April 7, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        Without wanting to spark debate – vaccinations started in the 40’s, I’m a kid of the 70’s – if there was a correlation between the two, wouldn’t we have more autistic people in previous generations? I might be naive but I think there’s more diagnosis because medically we have evolved and the spectrum is quite broad. I’ve recently start vaccinating my child and came to this conclusion through medical advice and discussion.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

          The vaccination causes autism myth has been debunked. Our little one had organic not mercury based immunizations. There is great hope for remediation but not a cure. IMO Jax is spreading false hope and false information. Yes a child with autism can be re-mediated and have a healthy normal life in small percentage of cases. Even so…. as an adult therapy will still be a part of the diagnosed patient’s life. Or so I have read. This isn’t the measles or cancer and remediation looks different for each person. You live with it and cope with it. Jax isn’t really spreading awareness as much as disseminating false information.
          Her son is newly diagnosed and perhaps in 10 years she can speak to this but it is way to soon.

          • embee
            April 7, 2013 at 5:58 PM

            So dangerous for parents to choose not to vaccinate their children. The physician who first provided “research” that vaccinations cause autism was shown to have falsified the results of his studies in order to profit from the scare he created. He is no longer allowed to practice medicine in England.

            • April 7, 2013 at 6:14 PM

              My nephew was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 18 months, but we could tell the day he was born something wasn’t right with him. Of course this leads me to believe vaccinations had nothing to do with his diagnosis.

              • embee
                April 7, 2013 at 6:19 PM

                My nephew showed signs at 6 months that his social skills were not developing typically. He was diagnosed much later but it was clear early on that there was an issue.

                • April 7, 2013 at 6:39 PM

                  Exactly, embee.

          • April 7, 2013 at 9:30 PM

            THANKYOU! There was a seed of doubt in me because of such dissemination but we decided to vaccinate.

        • Ana-Capri
          April 8, 2013 at 11:09 AM

          But some are not the same as they were at one time.

        • April 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

          Hey Sackem, your comment made me curious about how the vaccination schedule may have changed since the 70s, so I googled it and found an answer. The author breaks it down starting with 1983, saying: “Here’s a history of the schedules I put together, also keep in mind, I was born in 1959 and the only vaccines being given then were DPT, polio and smallpox. Prepare to be quite shocked!!”


      • April 7, 2013 at 10:57 PM

        I think their is a lot of mislabeling going on. Most children that have autism or Asperger’s don’t talk one day and the next not and so on. In Jacqueline’s case if you remember her twits she was saying what he was doing way before she told anyone that he had Autism and what she was twitting did not match up with what she said he was doing or not doing after she came forward. In this case I think this is one reason why people do not believe her. On one of these sites they posted all the twits and times. my son has over 6 diagnoses and they still are giving him labels. I agree that something is going on just not for sure it is the Vaccinations that is causing it. Buy not given kids their vaccination you are putting children at risk since many of the diseases like polio are making a come back.. I on the other hand agree that vaccines like the chicken pox’s vaccine or HBV vaccine I would not give my children not necessary.. My oldest son did get Pertussis after the first shot and never had to get a DTap shot again just the DT shot so I understand the concern but I just think it is more than just Vaccines.. Just my opinion..

  28. Ashely_UN
    April 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Jacquline you are above the drama. I wish you well. # supportthecause. Waiting for BLK to come to whole foods. #loveLA #LoveNJ

    • April 7, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      No, sweetie, Jacqueline IS the drama. Anyone who knows me, knows this is my coined phrase (My friend and I made this wish on our way to a dance competition 20 years ago. We both wished our daughters had a little girl, just like them. No better behaved, no worse behaved, just like them. They are both still childless.) I wish for Jacqueline’s life what she deserves for her actions. No more, no less, what she deserves for her actions and for what is in her heart.

    • holy cannoli
      April 7, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      LMAO..Cracker Jac ‘ above the drama’ LMAO!! The whack lives for drama, causes drama!!! OMG!!

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Jax is embroiled in the drama. To late to rise above, Jax behaved like street tough instead of an honorable person who thinks of her children before engaging and reacting with violence. This isn’t entertainment. If Jax had an iota of ethics , morals she would never have participated in this debacle. It is impossible to be a virtuous advocate and participate in beating anyone up. She cannot have it both ways . Please stop encouraging morons like Jax. Its an embarrassment to our culture , to females and to motherhood. She needs to apologize to get victim , apologize to the autism community, apologize to viewers and stay at home . With the child she claims to live so much. If Jax loves her child then get off this disaster of a show. Oh and PS if you support Jax encourage het by telling het the truth about het actions and stop discouraging this advocate fantasy.

    • April 7, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Jac feeds off drama, her own daughter recognises that… it takes a pretty “interesting” person to vent so publicly. No one is forcing her to stay on our teles.

      • April 7, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        PS Jac has put her issues in the public arena – discussion about them is to be expected

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      Jacqueline above the drama? Jacqueline has brought all of this on herself – and while she is expert and projection and deflection, in the end, she has no one to blame but herself.

  29. AutumnL
    April 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Ahh, I found an article here at FW from last fall in 2012, where it WAS mentioned that Jac had assaulted an old boyfriend in LV. Also slapped Caroline Manzo along the way. Now assaulted Johnny (saw a pic of his head and it is a bad bruise, she hit him hard). Definitely has a history of violence.

    Can’t believe ppl laughing at Johnny saying he should suck it up, laugh it off, etc.— if he’d smack Jac in the head with his shoe, they’d be screaming. Can’t believe ppl set double standards for men and women–

    If JtG were gay, there’d be national outrage over it. Its all about whose ox is gored.

    ps: someone sent me a Nicki Minaj tweet from back in July ’12. Here it is in case any of you missed it like I did:

    Nicki Minaj ‏@NICKIMINAJ 14 Jul
    Ladies, if ur husband regularly humps on men, rubs on men, sits on their necks in pools, etc… Is that a bit much or… #RHONJ

    I tweeted her to remind that since then he’s also sent out topless pics with another man in hotel room.” I’m sure there’s more I’ve forgotten. Anyway it did make me chuckle to myself, knowing Minaj also noticed nearly a year ago, what we’ve discussed here about JoGorga’s love for humping, rubbing mens crotches, wearing ladies clothing, etc.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      You nailed it. There should be outrage and consequences.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      AutumnL – I agree with everything you say! And thanks for sharing the Nicki Minaz tweet!

  30. haydaki
    April 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    I don’t think we will be seeing much of these people after this season. The Lauritas should get off the screen and worry about their sons. Its over for them, they are to much of a liability, im just waiting to see what happens at court.

    • holy cannoli
      April 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Hi haydaki

      I think Andy should have fired Cracker Jac’s fat drunk ass for blowing off season 3 reunion.I know he could do it for season 4 cause it was already filmed. But he should have fired her season 5.

      • holy cannoli
        April 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        * could not

      • haydaki
        April 7, 2013 at 3:40 PM

        ITA, Holy!!

        • holy cannoli
          April 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

          Oh and didn’t the whack quit on twitter how many freakin times during them filming season 4? “I’m over this, I want my life back” blah freakin blah.

  31. Goldcoins79
    April 7, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    My fav. twit from Jac

    #I’m like a jet airplane, way too high to hear you throwing salt on my name. I know I’m not the only one if people love to hate you go and throw your hands up go ahead and spread your wings cuz you gotta fly above.

    Proof that Jac is above the drama. honestly, leave her alone. I’m sure all of your are perfect and have never been sued! #getoverit

    • April 7, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Believe it or not, in my 59 years, my husband, my children and myself have never been sued. The good Lord willing, we will never be sued.

      We pay our bills, our taxes, we have insurance in the event we get into an accident or someone is hurt on our property and none of us has ever laid a hand on another person. I worked for the 17th JDC for many years and I do not believe any of my neighbors have been sued either.

    • April 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Proof, I don’t think see. The proof that she is in the drama is her actions not words she types. And like Moma I’m 47, never been sued or arrested nor have I ever assaulted anyone.

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      No, goldcoins its just proof all of this is getting to her. Don’t forget to comeback and support when she’s being led off in a straightjacket or handcuffs!! When you are a public person it is expected that there will be people who do not like you and will speak out against you. That’s actually a reality for most people(celebrity or not). Its a tough world we live in and there will always be someone who may not like you, but a level headed person realizes that and keeps on trucking! When things start to really get to you, maybe its time to turn off the social media and get back to basics. Like spending time with family and friends, they are the only ones opinion I would really care about. I’m just being honest here, I had to do the same with my facebook page( to much drama was going there).

    • holy cannoli
      April 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM


      Nope, never have been sued, never “assaulted anyone” ever had charges brought against me. Never stole from anyone let alone a cancer charity. Never used my children as storyline for a reality tv show… Yep, compared to Cracker Jac, I’m pretty damn prefect!!

    • April 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      Nope, never been sued, never thrown a punch, never defrauded or embezzled, never publicly humiliated a friend or meddled in their family business, never put stories in the media, never belittled my child in front of an audience of millions and never used silly jet planes analogies to describe myself. What’s your next question?

      • April 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM


    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Jax is a twit all right. Sad that she is so delusional that violence and being sued is considered normal. Really who thinks like that? Seriously ? Time to live in the real world and time for a “real” reaity check. the majority of us were raised to respect others and to behave with honor in our personal relationships , business relationships . Personal integrity is the measure of a man or woman. Tell HJax she can fy “HIGH” all she wants but the Karma bus just ran over her.

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      Dear moron, I have never been sued.

      • April 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

        Seriously – every post I giggle…

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Nope – goldcoins79 – I have never been sued. I have never gotten into an altercation – private or public – sorry! In my world, that is NOT the norm. Obviously, in yours, it is.

      • April 7, 2013 at 6:24 PM

        Goes for me too, Jeannie. Never been sued or violent towards anyone, heck, I’ve never even has a traffic ticket.

    • embee
      April 7, 2013 at 6:16 PM

      goldcoins – the relevant statement in Jacqueline’s tweet is that she’s way too high, way too often, to maturely deal with the reality of her situation.

      • elemcee
        April 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

        Embee, I love you for this statement. And, like everyone else I have not been sued. I have never had a speeding ticket. I did kick someone once when I was 7 because they put their hands on my mother.

    • yup
      April 7, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      well I agree Jac is probably too high to hear things…

    • DD
      April 8, 2013 at 6:33 AM

      Really. I have to say this with all that is happening in your lives. What we as viewers and fans and I use that word loosely see the cast with the exception of Teresa making so many unbelievable blunders in your lives. If I were in your shoes I would personally be looking to changing something in my life and fast. I think what pisses us all off is to see you all make mistake, after mistake, after mistake and never try to change your situation instead you all allude to the facts. If my life were half the mess that all of yours are I would have to take a good hard look at myself and make the steps in the right direction to make things right. That is a normal response to drama. The majority of your viewers are normal everyday people who have learned that a good life is lead through self improvement no matter how old and no matter how financially secure no matter what walk of life. If enough people are telling me I’m listening and changing. If my life were a tenth of the mess that you all appear to be involved in I would be looking within myself and starting the transition to making my life right. Especially if I had the legal problems that many of you have. Your life and your childrens should take front seat to everything. It’s so selfish to think that you are all above what is the norm for the rest of the human race and that your 15 minutes of fame is more important than anything else in your life including your children, your faith, your honor, YOUR LIFE!

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      Been sued-are you crazy??

    • April 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      Actually, that is proof that Jacqueline is on drugs.

  32. Cee-o
    April 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Hey Fame @andycohensfanpage tweeted “@melissagorga Your sister Lysa tweeted to @Bravotv @BravoAndy “keep coming for my sister, i dare you.” How is Bravo coming for u?
    https://twitter.com/weloveandycohen/status/320934388495945728 . Hmm but seems like that too was erased. What do you think is up!

  33. Cee-o
    April 7, 2013 at 3:49 PM
    • April 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      It seems like it was a threat to Bravo TV, She was drunk and twitting….LOL… TRASH……..

  34. Aint Pittypat
    April 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I have never ever engaged in violence of any kind. I have never reacted to another persons words or actions with violence. In a country where people feel they have some sort of inalienable right to behave forcefully or violently I find Jax actions incomprehensible and very very sad. Ive watched Jax betray her friends for gold coins, use really nasty language for gold coins, throw her teenage daughter to the wolves and authorities for gold coins. Sell her son’s autism diagnosis to the tabs for gold coins. Exploit her son’s diagnosis and treatment to Bravo for gold coins. When you betray everyone around you, behave without honor and act with anger and violence then you are hardly flying above. Jax crawled into the gutter and all for gold coins. Very sad and extremely despicable that a mother would raise her hand to anyone. One day she will answer to this when she lectures her sons about behavior and then watch as they repeat not her warnings but instead her betrayal, her violence. Do as I say not as I do never ever works. Jax is flying high all right on a combination of delusion and whatever mothers little helper she is consuming.

    • Goldcoins79
      April 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      whatever. you do you.

      • April 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM

        What? Not certain I understand. you do you?

      • April 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        Put the glass down Jac.

        • holy cannoli
          April 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

          Hey @ goldcoins79

          Got nothing huh?? No ( real) response to all the comments after your oh so insightful ( oh thats right aren’t you a school pyschol? LOL.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        And you do you? Maybe you should rethink on that because it’s obvious whatever you are doing isn’t working.

      • AnnieC
        April 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM

        Don’t worry goldcoins, the wizard hands out brains too.

  35. Cee-o
    April 7, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    I’m finally starting to see how weird Melissa Gorga’s behavior is. I thought part of the idea that she was a copycat etc. was exaggerated but she’s a strange person along with her family. Tweeting Andy because she didn’t get served a drink, when Andy had already tweeted Teresa if she’d liked the drink he served her, etc. and now I notice her trying to get attention from Nene Leakes when Nene’s been tweeting Teresa. There’s been other similar occurrences I’m sure, but she’s just being so obvious. Lol and her sisters beefing with Bravo is proof. Funny family. Just weirdos.

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      Cee-O maybe Teresa really is getting her own show. There have been rumors recently on different blogs and maybe the Marcos just found out! That would be the biggest cherry on top of the cake!!!!!!!! Can you just imagine, they will all implode with anger!

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 7, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        Maybe Bravo is pulling the plug on Messy’s book and/or music career. Give em the Bravo boot Andy. The Gorgas need to go as do the Lauritas. I wonder if after Punta Canta Bravo put a clause i the HW contracts about engaging in violence? Or if MeGo got caught feeding the Tre is to blame bs to RadarOnline? Maybe Bravo wasn’t planning to spin it as a nother season of “Get Teresa and Joe”.

        • April 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

          Music career?

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM

            Ain’t Pitty slaps self. How could I. The cats next door are in heat and their caterwauling sounds better than Messy de Marco.

        • haydaki
          April 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

          I think you may be right about that Aint, I’ve been reading about them trying to change up this season. I believe they were going to use Kim D and Penny as the instigators or bad elements this time.

          • haydaki
            April 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

            I know Caroline must be really pissed about this. First, Melissa tries to steal her thunder by putting her book on pre-order, right when Caroline’s is released. Now, this brawl happens while filming. All this has to be affecting her book sales.

            • April 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

              Albie tweeted today that folks have been asking when Caro was going on tour and he replied after filming with a link to her schedule.

              Caro’s behavior the last two years are what really will affect her book sales. I would have bought a book in Season 2, but not now. I also agree it was crappy of Melissa to steal her thunder and do her pre-order for hers on the same day. I would be furious over that.

              • haydaki
                April 7, 2013 at 7:01 PM

                I agree Mzjuleaz, her behavior has been horrible and definitely will affect her sales. I was just wondering how she may feel about all this going on.

              • Aint Pittypat
                April 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

                Get ready Don Caro its about to get 90 kinds of uncomfortable with the latest family brawl. Hope you are prepared to cope with questions about why any family would involve an autistic child in this mess. Fine say it’s just a television show but it’s Nics life every day even when the show ends. Doesn’t he have enough trauma with those two dingalings as parents? What’s that about family?

                • April 7, 2013 at 11:54 PM

                  I felt bad for Nettie right after the event occurred, apparently she got slammed with questions/comments on twitter. That is just just wrong, Nettie is a sweet old lady trying to stay out of the drama of RHONJ and enjoy her life. People should leave her alone.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      Cee-o – I saw those tweets too. It was really pathetic, actually.

  36. Jeannie5233
    April 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Jacqueline, because we all know that you visit here, I have an open message to you –

    Just because people see what you are doing is wrong does not make them “haters”. It makes them people who understand the difference between right and wrong.

    You have no respect for other individuals’ rights nor do you have respect for the law.

    What is worse, you have absolutely no respect for yourself or for your family. You have no grace, dignity, or class. Just watch yourself on repeat when you were on Season 4’s Reunion – you know, the one that you DID show up for. Now there you are in all your magnificent glory – I am sure you are very proud of that performance. Sad thing is, I really think you are. Can’t you see there is something sad watching that woman on the screen?

    Perhaps you should also rewatch the episode where you have your daughter Ashlee in the car and you are lecturing her about “consequences” and follow your own advice.

    You really need to take a step back and do a little retrospective on yourself. Instead of acting like an animal on the defense and lashing out at everyone and anyone who you deem to be a “hater”, it is time for you to finally take responsibility – “own it” as you are so apt to say – for your actions.

    It is sad that you cannot see the forest through the trees. Do you really believe that it is the norm to have serious lawsuits hanging over your head? Do average folk physically attack someone with a potential lethal weapon and feel it is okay? Something is terribly wrong with you. Your life is a mess and you need help – professional help.

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      Oh, Jeannie, you have said it all.

    • April 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      One more thing, she will never “own it”.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        True – and sad. I used to feel sorry for Jacqueline – but I cannot anymore. She is a mess and, unfortunately, instead of seeking help to become stable now that she has a child who needs her to be mentally healthy and protect him, she has done the complete opposite. I have never called her Xanax or accused her of being an alcoholic as I do not like to say that because I don’t know if that is Fact, but it is clear this woman has serious personality and emotional issues. But Nicholas has to come first now – sadly, she doesn’t see it.

    • Marcy
      April 7, 2013 at 8:05 PM

      Again Jeannie spot on. BAM

  37. Jeannie5233
    April 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Anyone else notice the logo on the bottle of blk in the picture at the beginning of this article? It is the logo for Generation Rescue.

    From Wikipedia:

    “Generation Rescue is a nonprofit organization that advocates the view that autism and related disorders are primarily caused by environmental factors, particularly vaccines. Founder: Jenny McCarthy”

    As Aint Pittypat stated – this “theory” has been debunked so many times. I do not understand why it continues to be propagate.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      The entire vaccination brouhaha and Jenny McCarthy’s claims have muddied the waters and in a very real way hurt genuine research. I am sure aMiss McCarthy s intentions were good but there has been a tendency to over diagnose. Autism has become a diagnosis that is very broad and encompasses a huge spectrum of developmental disorders, speech and language issues. ADD, ADHD, . Its the kitchen sink of diagnoses and has led to misdiagnose and treatments that aren’t necessarily applicable. In future the proposal is to fine tune the diagnosis and separate out some of the symptoms so treatment is better tailored to the child and research can be narrowed to a particular causality.

    • embee
      April 7, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      Unfortunately Jenny McCarthy who seems to be viewed by many as a wonderful advocate for Autism awareness resurrected the disproved theory that vaccinations cause autism. She did a disservice to children on the spectrum IMO.

      • holy cannoli
        April 7, 2013 at 6:18 PM

        I remember all about this..it caused a huge controversy!!

        • embee
          April 7, 2013 at 6:28 PM

          It did gain a lot of attention and unfortunately spread disinformation. It’s now speculated that her son was not “cured” of autism, that his diagnosis was incorrect, and that he actually showed signs of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome.

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM

        ITA. Jenny McCarthy spread so much bs presented as absolute fact. The diagnosis needs to be narrowed and some aspects of the current to be reclassified as separate diagnoses. IMO narrow the spectrum and sort the issues out , find out what works. Right now it’s a convenient diagnosis for to many delays, disabilities. If the experts are struggling why does Jax believe she has been given a voice to regurgitate whatever lame crap she read on the internet that day or to vomit misinformation. Civilians need to stay out of the medical information. I have never heard Teresa act as if she has the entire 411 on nephrology. She simply quietly raises money and acts a public face and personna to bring attention. She does not tout her research on google or exploit any children. Teresa knows the limits of her public personality. As often as the the others have derided Tiny Tre isn’t it amazing that they would have all done well to follow her lead.

        • April 7, 2013 at 11:45 PM

          Great points! That is the thing that annoys me most about Jaq is presenting herself as an expert. She’s not so quit putting out there that you are.

  38. Jeannie5233
    April 7, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Lysa tweeted a picture of one of the Gorga little ones – I think it’s Gino – and it is obvious she is over at Melissa’s. Family pow wow??

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      And so it goes – or I should say the Tweets go!

      As predicted, Lysa has deleted the tweets calling out @bravotv. If you haven’t read them, Cee-O took a SS and kindly posted them upthread.

  39. April 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Joey Gorga, aka the “garden gnome” should be fired, along with Christopher andJacqueline Laurita. Bravo’s decision to protect them, speaks volumes to the complicity and culpability in this assault case. I have no doubt that Bravo has initiated a cover- up to protect their own asses. Had they pulled the required permits for filming, they would have a million in liability insurance. Since it is reported in the town newspaper that they were filming inside and outside the building and were shut down by the authorities, the continued to film inside the little building hoping not to get caught. This town is now open to lawsuit for failure to insure public safety, and I bet they wii square off against Bravo. They had the balls to submit a retroactive permit after the violent brawl according to the local newspaper. I’m hoping they messed with the wrong town, and that the integrity of the town officials cannot be bought off by Bavo bribes, or under the table settlements.

  40. embee
    April 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I’m curious if Bravo is directly responsible or if the production company (Leftfield Pictures?) would be held responsible.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 6:27 PM

      All of the layers of a corporation all the way up to NBC Universal could be named in a suit. Whether or not it would hold up would be determined by the courts.

      • holy cannoli
        April 7, 2013 at 6:34 PM

        I agree @ Jeanne… This really could turn into a huge cluster F!!!

        JTG is saying he was set up by Bravo production, ya know besides those ASSHATS taking cheap shots at him and Cracker Jac taking her stiletto to his head while he was held back by Bravo production. If he can prove that they( Bravo) spurred all this on at their direction..Holy Shit!

  41. stay
    April 7, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    I have always said it ever since the Gorga’s have come on this show it has turned dark!!! They brought on with them that trash family the Marco’s that think they are the Kardashians. They should all be fired including wacko!

    • April 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Turned dark? Heck they opened the bowels of hell when they came on!

  42. April 7, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Just wanted to point something out… in the pic of the five RHoNJ in the blog about the new shows on Bravo… everyone has their arms around each other but Kathy at the end. She has her arm around Caroline next to her, but not Teresa. Can they get anymore disgusting? Not TOO obvious. She should be chastised by her boss, Andy, for giving away their little phony “we’re all getting along now” storyline.

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      I saw that and commented about it on another blog. These people are not getting along and this is all for show.

  43. Jeannie5233
    April 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    On Faux’s TL today –

    Faux Reality Ent ‏@FauxRealityEnt 2h
    Update on #SignatureApparel / #Laurita – Parties agree to mediation-all submissions remain confidential #RHONJ by Order dated March 21, 2013
    2:36 PM – 7 Apr 13

    The parts of this lawsuit – the bankruptcy and the claims of the creditors for over $55 million against Signature Apparel, one of them being the Susan G. Komen Foundation; and possible charges for allegedly embezzling and committing fraud.

    It is my guess that this probably pertains to mediation between parties to come to settlement with regards to the bankruptcy part. This could mean that either all or just some creditors have agreed to mediation. All submissions have remained confidential so it is difficult to tell.

    I can’t say for sure, but this probably does not pertain to the possibility of charges of fraud and embezzlement. This is a different aspect of the case.

    This entire case is very involved, complicated, and could take a very long time, possibly a few years, to resolve.

    • haydaki
      April 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      Thanks for that Jeannie, I was just coming here to ask about all that! So, we all wonder why they beat someone up and see nothing wrong with that, for these people there are no consequences for their actions.

  44. Teacher_89
    April 7, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    As a speech pathologist, I really will further my knowledge and research on BLK. It would be interesting in an university will conduct a research on BLK’s claim. I buy BLK because I love it and if in fact it can help the lives of many exceptional children than I do not see what the big issue is! #Willcallyourbluff

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 9, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      If you are a speech path I wil drink a case of BLK. You cannot spell and your grammar is horrible. Wake up fool we are on to you. I doubt that you matriculated HS!

  45. IamNobodysHW
    April 7, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    First I want to say I did buy BLK water, 6 bottles ( 3 for $1.00) and did a little testing on my own. When you freeze it, it separates, when I put it in the sun to dry, it leaves a black chalky substance behind, the same thing happens when you heat it in a pan. YUCK and then I drank about 6 oz and I can say from experience the the only thing BLK water cures is CONSTIPATION. I spent days running to the bathroom. It also had a very weird after taste. I still have 2 bottles left .At 3 for $1.00 they are not going to get rich. I live in Western NY and no stores have it here but that one who couldn’t sell what they had. My doctor also said “your kidneys have enough work to do why would you want to put them through excess work filtering this Black stuff” then he told me to stick to regular water. Also that Dr. doing some testing with her child…….well maybe the child was reacting to the mother actually spending time with then and not the BLK water. Jac is certifiABLE, Melissa is undeniABLE, CaroLIE is an enABLEr, Kathy is not ABLE to do much of anything. Teresa is ABLE to, have 4 cookbooks #1, an great hair care line, Her fabulous wine, 4 gorgeous daughters, a loving daughter to her Mom & Dad, an amazing wife, a woman with not only a heart of gold but a SOUL to match. Jac,Melissa, CaroLIE and Kathy don’t have SOULS. Just a big black hole where one should be. Sorry if I rambled but I cannot stand the 4 soul less fools whose only redeaming quality is that they can walk upright. I have never been sues but I have had many physical altercations, ( I was a cop, it comes with the job sometimes). OK I’m done LOL To: Jeannie, sackem, Pitypat. holy & Fame, Hugs & Kisses. Lots of Love to baby Ava

    • Jeannie5233
      April 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      Hello there! So happy to see you! I remember the first time you told that story (glad you did again as newcomers need to hear it!) you had us all rolling on the floor with the way you described your “dilemna” of trying to get up and down the stairs! Just recalling it brings a smile to my face – not because of what happened but because of your great sense of humor when faced with a challenge! Hope you are doing alright! Hugs and kisses back to you!

      • Ana-Capri
        April 8, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        Happy LATE Birthday!!!!

        • Jeannie5233
          April 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM


    • April 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM

      Right back atchya I Am and I’m with Jeannie – so happy to read your story again! I love it!

    • April 7, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      Nice to see you again IamNobodysHW. Great post!

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 7, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      Right back atcha I am nobody’s housewife! Thanks!

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM


  46. Marcy
    April 7, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    @IamNobodysHW Really enjoyed your comment. And the ending was very sweet. I love those girls also.

  47. Liz_Ruzi
    April 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM


    • April 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      We would love to walk a day in her shoes, unfortunately they are in an evidence locker.

      • April 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Too funny!

      • Anonymous
        April 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Gessie, everytime you post I literally “laugh-out-loud”… your one line zingers should be copy and pasted into their own blog

      • Jeannie5233
        April 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        gessie – have you ever thought about writing a book? Your ascerbic humor is hysterical! 😉

      • Ana-Capri
        April 8, 2013 at 2:11 PM

        Love it!!!! She is no victim, she is just another thug!

    • Anonymous
      April 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      No, the Susan Korman charity was a victim and also walking from the court house she appears to be in a smiling mood. Don’t worry about her, she has no conscience. Now they are trying to milk people of their money in the name of autism. I believe you can pretty much peg some one base on their past behavior.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      POOR JAC?

      She has no problem placing herself in someone else’s “shoes” and being judgemental about anyone or anything! She has caused many tears herself by her actions – what do you think Teresa did after the way Jacs betrayed her?

      You say Jac is a VICTM?? That is the one thing I do agree with you on – she IS a victim of her very own actions – She never admits when she is wrong and always places blame on everyone else. It’s time she accepts responsibility and takes steps to correct or make amends for all of the horrible and terrible things she has said and done.

    • elemcee
      April 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Gee Liz, we feel the same about Gia. Who Jacqueline cornered and refused to go get her mother. Maybe Jac should have thought about her Gia’s feelings.

    • April 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      And telling the world that Juicy had someone bent over the desk wasn’t? Letting people call her child names was ok? Attacking people is ok? Stealing is ok?

      Sometimes I do consider how they must feel and I do feel remorseful but there is a consistency to all their behaviour which astounds me and it all comes back to their hypocrisy.

      Have you heard of the saying “You live by the sword, you die by the sword?” It is “derived from a biblical parable to the effect that if you use violence, or other harsh means, against other people, you can expect to have those same means used against you; “You can expect to become a victim of whatever means you use to get what you want.”

      As far as I am concerned, when you put yourself up for public scrutiny, expect to be scrutinised. She has allowed us to “walk in her shoes” by appearing on a reality tv show. I would suggest that this is the hazard of sharing your reality. Actors are looked at less because they are playing characters, not showing theirs.

      Are we meant to not have opinions on what we see? And these are opinions – far different from slander. Slander would include malicious false information to tarnish one’s image. How can my opinion be false? If anything, her behaviour has be defamatory – what was the reunion about – discussing all of Teresa’s business and wishing Juicy in prison in an arena viewed by millions? It was 4 million in the US I believe but what about other countries such as Britain, Australia, Canada, NZ where the show is broadcast? Let’s not even start in on Danielle Staub because ALL the women and Bravo have affected her ability to earn.

      I suggest stepping away from the spotlight rather than courting it would remedy her situation, not pleading to the court of public opinion.

  48. April 8, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    I’m going off topic … But dang Garth and King George singing together on the ACM’s, WOW. Fabulous!

  49. April 8, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    The Laurita’s and Manzo’s hearts are black like their BLK water lol!!!

  50. April 8, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    QUICK!!! Look under your seat Dr.Chadmicheal….I’ve put some of my Favorite Things under your chair!!!

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 11:10 AM

      🙂 Is it more caca-water???

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

        Fame is a lot wiser than poor old Aint Pitty. I perused the pics above the pictures above the article and was overwhelmed by the huge black signage. I thought this was an autism event. There is a not so subtle, I would go so far to say blatant , product placement. BLK KNOCKS OUT AUTISM. That’s the message. Consider how the average persons brain receives information, a huge part of the equation are visual cues. Marketing BLK and marketing Autism jointly leaves a powerful visual message and is a powerful propaganda tool BLK and Autism. Autism and BLk. Wouldn’t surprise me if plenty of hired folks were walking the floor suggesting the cure. Some folks have not a shred of scruples. Maybe I am overstating but take another objective gander at the pics and state your opinion . I am really curious.

        • Jeannie5233
          April 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

          Yes, there is definitely a subliminal message in the way the overwhelming placement of blk water was used at an event to raise monies for autism along with the catch phrase BLK KNOCKS OUT AUTISM. Read that quickly and what does one come away with? That by drinking blk, it will knock out autism. Who ever did the marketing is no fool and knows their business – preying on people looking for anything that will help.

          I agree completely with your comment, Aint Pittypat!

          • Ana-Capri
            April 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

            Oh my gosh-it just keeps getting worse.

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

            Thanks Jeannie and Ana. I felt silly posting about this but it was very striking the linking and subliminal suggestion. I also was very uncomfortable with the in your face presentation especially in the presence of children. I find it disturbing and manipulative on so many levels.
            I genuinely hope and pray that Nic has remediation and a bright future. I’m sure the Lauritas are crazy about their son but I would never trust them to be above board in their dealings.

            • April 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM

              It’s subliminal advertising! Wow! Subtle but deliberate.

  51. Ana-Capri
    April 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I would love to know everyones stand on giving infants or very young kids the flu shot???

    • Jeannie5233
      April 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      Ana-Capri –

      Here is an article from the Center for Disease Control that may help you in making that decision. FYI, my daughter vaccinated her children last year but opted not to this past year. It was not because she was concerned about the effects – she just felt that it wasn’t all that necessary. None of them have come down with the flu this year. But, in all fairness, her particular town did not have very many active cases in comparison to other areas of the country where flu was rampant. I got mine and made sure my mom had hers as well – didn’t want to take any chances with her in her delicate state.


      • Ana-Capri
        April 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        I do know since My Hubby and I started getting Flu shots-now we always get the flu? My daughter will not let her little get the flu shot. I’m not sure what to think anymore. I do know that many Doctors and Nurses don’t let their families get them???

        • Ana-Capri
          April 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

          * little ONES

    • sillywalter
      April 8, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      I would rather my child be autistic than dead/horribly disabled from an illness I was unwilling to prevent due to flawed/faked statistics.

      • Ana-Capri
        April 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Hello, are you talking about flu-shots

        • sillywalter
          April 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM

          Oops no … I was going on about vaccinations. Sorry!!

          My daughter gets the flu shot and has since infancy; she’s had pneumonia, frequently gets croup and suffers allergies. I feel like it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  52. Ana-Capri
    April 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I believe that the odds of JTG saying anything bad about Nicholas Laurita are about 0!

  53. sillywalter
    April 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Just my opinion here…but you all like to feed the trolls a little too much in these comments sections. They’re coming at you for attention and posting just to pick a fight.

    I say, if it quacks like a troll and walks like a troll, IT JUST MAY BE A TROLL.

    /just sayin’

    • Ana-Capri
      April 8, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      Good point!

  54. sillywalter
    April 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I really wish they’d use another word than “recover” for their son’s autism. It’s more like rehabilitate. Recover inbibes a sense of finding a cure, which is not exactly right. There is no known cure for Autism, however you can be rehabilitated to point at living what others would call normal lives. Still not cured/recovered, though.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 8, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      The term I use is remediation.

  55. Just sad...
    April 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    The Laurita and Manzo families have stepped to a whole new low…. They will do ANYTHING to make a buck!

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