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Jacqueline Laurita Says Her Home is Not in Foreclosure; Jacqueline’s Business ‘JL Beauty Enterprises’ Could Have Huge Tax Debt (Updated 6/17/2013)

April 25, 2013

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UPDATE 6/17/2013: TMZ reported that the Lauritas struck a deal with their bank and saved their mansion from foreclosure. “The Lauritas were sued by Hudson City Savings earlier this year. The bank claimed they missed a mortgage payment on her 5,600-square-foot crib — a cool $10,175. Here’s the kicker … under the housewife’s contract, one missed payment meant the bank could demand the entire balance owed, which it did. When the Lauritas couldn’t cough it up … HCS asked to foreclose. But good news … Jacqueline managed to strike a deal with the bank outside of court, and in return Hudson City Savings dropped the suit. The case was dismissed on April 17. Now if only that little tax problem could go away …”

On the morning of April 25, 2013, at 7:32 AM (15 minutes after this blog was published), Jacqueline Laurita tweeted that she is not rich nor is she broke, and implied that Autism treatments and therapies for her son Nicholas are causing financial distress for her family:

“Some say we are rich. Some say we are broke. We are not rich & we are not broke. We are doing ok. Autism treatments & therapies are very expensive ya know?”

According to TMZ on March 2, 2013, Jacqueline has a massive tax debt and owes the State of New Jersey $340,000. The tax debt of $340,000 is owed to the State of New Jersey, not the Federal government (IRS):

“The Garden State is picking a cat-fight with ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Jacqueline Laurita — claiming she needs to pay off a $340,000 tax bill … OR ELSE. The NJ Division of Taxation filed the tax lien against Jacqueline — who has been a regular on the show since season 1 — earlier this year for exactly $338,337.05. The docs don’t specify which year(s) Jacqueline allegedly racked up the debt, but if she doesn’t pay up soon, they could go after her assets. Jacqueline is not the only NJ housewife to botch her finances — her two nemesis on the show, Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice, are both in the middle of a bankruptcy right now. Hey Bravo, maybe an episode called ‘The Girls Pay Their Bills’” is in order.”

A source close to Jacqueline says she owns her own business named JL Beauty Enterprises, which could be the cause of the Laurita’s huge tax debt owed to the State of New Jersey:

“Jacqueline should have never made comments about Teresa’s finances when she has issues. As for the tax lien, I wonder if this has to do with her business…JL Beauty Enterprises. I’m surprised she hasn’t commented about this twitter. Also, the years weren’t specified in docs as per TMZ. At any rate, she needs to pay her taxes like the rest of us. Jac started the company last year. She did tell someone on twitter she was making a million dollars. Tamara Tattles blogged about it. Not making excuses for her. This huge tax debt means the income was high. Can’t have it all.”

On September 2, 2012, Tamara Tattles published a Twitter direct message (DM) from Jacqueline to TeeCee66, where she claimed to be making over a million per year for endorsing products:

“I make over a million a year. I just love the [Acne] product. Besides the show, I have successful products out there that I don’t make known to the show to cheapen the brands. :0 I work too. I enjoy it.”

Perhaps one of the deals Jacqueline is referring to is her affiliation with Altruistic Beauty Medspa, which opens this fall in Oakland, NJ. According to Jacqueline’s biography on BravoTV’s website, Jacqueline is the owner of the spa, but the spa’s website suggests she is, at best, a celebrity partner:

“Aside from spending time with her family, Jacqueline continues her passion and career in the beauty industry as an owner of a beauty Medspa in Oakland, N.J. called, “Altruistic Beauty Medspa” that should be opening late summer/early fall 2013. The spa is dedicated to those who are unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others. This sanctuary is all about giving back [excerpt from Jacqueline’s biography on BravoTV’s website].”

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Jacqueline is denying reports that her New Jersey home is in foreclosure. She told Tom Murro of FoxCT:

“Thank you for all who were concerned, but my house is NOT in foreclosure. We simply modified our mortgage which is a process. Our mortgage modification has been approved and all is good. My husband and I have ALWAYS filed and paid our taxes every year. We have NEVER evaded taxes. The $340k was from a tax audit in 2006 in which about 1/2 of that was added interest. We have been disputing this because we didn’t think it was fair to pay so much interest on something that we didn’t even know we owed until recently. The IRS is currently working with us to lower the amount owed, and once that new amount is decided we will, of course, pay the amount.”

However, according to TMZ on April 16, 2013, Jacqueline is being sued by Hudson City Savings Bank, and the bank is asking a judge for permission to foreclose on their home:

“A ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star could be downgraded from ‘housewife’ to just plain old ‘wife’ … because a bank is trying to FORECLOSE on her mansion. Jacqueline Laurita is being sued by Hudson City Savings Bank. The bank claims Jacqueline took out a $1.6 million mortgage back in 2007 on a 5,600-square-foot pad, but in February 2012 failed to cough up the $10,175 monthly mortgage payment. Big mistake … according to the deal … if Jacqueline misses ONE payment the bank can demand the entire balance — which it did. The bank is now asking a judge for permission to foreclose on the home. It’s not Jacqueline’s only financial woe — the State of NJ says she still owes over $340,000 in unpaid taxes. If only she had a sex tape to hock.”

According to Zillow, a notice of lis pendends has been filed against the Laurita’s Franklin Lakes home — if a lis pendens is filed with the county recorder against a piece of property, this indicates that the house is already in some stage of the foreclosure process. The homeowners are no longer in the preforeclosure stage, or merely behind in payments.

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One of the legal terms that homeowners in foreclosure often come across is lis pendens. They may initially find out about the term when attempting to refinance their house and the mortgage broker turns them down because of this type of document filed against the property. If a lis pendens has been filed, it will show up with the county recorder as a document affecting the title.

A lis pendens does not stop or prevent foreclosure at all, as it is merely a document serving notice upon any other party that is researching the particular property affected by the document. In most cases of a homeowner behind on the mortgage payments, the lender’s attorneys will file the initial foreclosure lawsuit with the court and a lis pendens will be sent to the county clerk or recorder’s office to indicate that a particular property is in the process of a pending litigation.

The term lis pendens is Latin for “lawsuit pending,” and the lawsuit that it is referring to is the legal process of foreclosure. If the lender was not suing for the property to be sold for payment of the defaulted mortgage loan, this document would never be filed in the first place, as no lawsuit would be pending.

In fact, a lis pendens specifically indicates that the property is facing foreclosure, and the document will show anyone, such as a title company or prospective foreclosure refinance lender, researching the real estate that it is involved in a lawsuit. So the lis pendens is meant to signify the foreclosure; it does nothing to prevent the foreclosure, but it does not itself affect the homeowners’ ability to save their home.

The most commonly used legal mechanism that would stop foreclosure is filing bankruptcy with the court, and even this only puts the process on hold while the creditor and debtor are coming to an agreement to negotiate a settlement of the debt.

Homeowners may also wish to consider getting rid of the lis pendens affecting their home by mounting a defense against the lawsuit that has led to the foreclosure process. This is a direct defense of the litigation, though, not an extra legal process like bankruptcy that may be used to put the suit on hold.

If a lis pendens is filed with the county recorder against a piece of property, this indicates that the house is already in some stage of the foreclosure process. The homeowners are no longer in the preforeclosure stage, or merely behind in payments. At this point, foreclosure can not prevented, as it is already being pursued by the lender and its attorneys — it must be stopped, and homeowners need to begin putting together a realistic plan and researching various ways to stop foreclosure, such as a mortgage modification, repayment plan, selling the house, or a foreclosure bailout loan.


The Lauritas were having financial issues at the same time as the Giudices. While RHONJ season 2 was taping:

  1. In September 2009, creditors of Chris and Joseph Laurita’s company, Signature Apparel, pushed the company into bankruptcy protection (the company had only been in operation since 2005).
  2. A month later, on October 29, 2009, the Giudices filed for bankruptcy protection.

It looks like Chris has formed several different LLCs to spread the money around for blk., just like he did with Signature Apparel and the Laurita Pyramid Companies (Pyramid Trading, Inc., Pyramid Trading Corp., Retail Solutions, Four Brothers Retail and Cool Five LLC). With the blk. venture, Chris already has more than one company name associated with it: including Blk Brands LLC and blk.beverages, LLC (there are probably others).

The Lauritas didn’t file bankruptcy protection – creditors of Signature Apparel filed an involuntary petition against Signature Apparel in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, seeking relief under chapter 7 of title 1 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The creditors forced the bankruptcy in hopes of getting restitution – basically going after the Laurita’s personally, and the other companies that they siphoned funds to (including Pyramid Trading, Inc., Pyramid Trading Corp., Retail Solutions, Four Brothers Retail and Cool Five LLC – collectively referred to as the “Laurita Pyramid Companies”).

The creditors of Signature Apparel are suing the Lauritas for “treating the assets of Signature Apparel as if those assets were Chris and his brother Joseph’s own personal assets – they wrongfully utilized and depleted the corporate assets of Signature to further their own individual financial interests.”

Chris and his brother Joseph each 50% owner/member of Signature Apparel LLC (which was formed in 2005 and went bankrupt in 2010), diverted funds from the company for personal expenses and transferred company funds to family members and other family businesses, draining the company so dry that it was an empty shell and creditors couldn’t be paid. Jacqueline is also named as a defendant in the case because she and other family members “accepted funds they knew belonged to Signature and for which they each knew they had performed no services and/or provided no value.”

From the original lawsuit filed on behalf of the creditors of Signature Apparel LLC against the Laurita brothers:

Chris Laurita and Joseph Laurita, in concert with one another, have wrongfully siphoned corporate funds from Signature which resulted in Signature becoming grossly undercapitalized to the point of financial extinction, while amassing personal assets for themselves and their family members.

To this day, Chris and Joseph, while claiming the financial crises of Signature, still drive luxurious vehicles, own buildings and residences and have assets which may be worth millions of dollars.

Signature was so controlled and dominated by Chris and Joseph, and its separate legal existence so ignored, that Signature primarily transacted the personal business of Chris and Joseph, and is therefore a mere instrumentality and the alter ego of Chris and Joseph.

Such control and domination has been exercised to commit fraud and engage in other wrongful conduct, which has resulted in an unjust financial loss and injury to Plaintiff.

As a matter of equity, the Plaintiff (Signature Apparel LLC) is entitled to pierce the corporate veil of the other Laurita companies, and to reach the assets of Chris and Joseph, jointly and severally, to satisfy any judgment obtained in this litigation.

Chris and Joseph failed to respect the separate legal existence of Signature Apparel LLC and the other Laurita companies [including Pyramid Trading, Inc., Pyramid Trading Corp., Retail Solutions, Four Brothers Retail and Cool Five LLC (collectively referred to as the “Laurita Pyramid Companies”), or to companies or business ventures in which Chris and Joseph were investing, including Angelo’s Favorite, The Hungry Ghosts Movie LLC, and the BSTC Group], and treated the assets of those companies as if those assets were Chris and Joseph’s own personal assets, including, by way of example:

  1. Using Signature funds to pay the personal expense of the other Laurita family members,
  2. Causing the diverted funds to be conveyed away from Signature to Pyramid Trading Inc. (another Laurita company),
  3. Making other fraudulent transfers to other Laurita companies, and
  4. Conveying the Rocawear and Artful Dodger Licenses to a third party while retaining for themselves a percentage of the gross fees received from those licenses.

Utilizing their position in Signature and the Laurita Pyramid Companies, Chris and Joseph, in concert with one another, have wrongfully utilized and depleted the corporate assets of Signature to further their own individual financial interests, in total disregard of the interests of Signature.

  • From 9/5/2008 – 8/18/2009, within a year prior to the petition date, Joseph Laurita received a total of $873,689 in transfers of interests in Signature’s property.
  • From 9/5/2008 – 8/14/2009, within a year prior to the petition date, Christopher Laurita received a total of $405,730 in transfers of interests in Signature’s property.

Joseph Laurita and Christopher Laurita, defendants in the case, are accused of:

  • Draining the company of all its funds and assets in order to support their families’ increasingly opulent lifestyle of private jets, limousines, extravagant parties, premium automobiles, designer clothing, ostentatious home furnishings and lavish vacations.
  • Using company funds for their own personal expenses, and making payments to themselves and their family members from company funds for amounts not owed to them by Signature.

Also named as defendants in the case are Jacqueline Laurita, Adeline Laurita (Joseph’s wife), and Anthony Laurita (Chris and Joseph’s brother).

  • Chris and Joseph directed Signature to pay the expenses of and make payments to other companies owned, controlled by or affiliated with Chris Laurita and Joseph Laurita.
  • Chris and Joseph improperly directed Signature’s vendors, including certain of the petitioning creditors, to make payments to certain of the Laurita’s other companies of funds that were rightfully owed to Signature. Those payments totaled at least and no less than $718,214, and further depleted Signature’s assets.
  • Chris and Joseph directed Signature to pay the personal expenses of, and make outright payments to the other Laurita family members (Jacqueline and other family members accepted funds they knew belonged to Signature and for which they each knew they had performed no services and/or provided no value). These payments totaled at least and no less than $7,086,013 (the “Fraudulent Transfers”). These improper payments have no legitimate business purpose, provided no value to Signature, and include:

* At least $1,994,845 for payments to 40 different credit cards for Laurita family members and the Laurita’s other companies
* At least $331,637 for payments on no less than eleven leased cars, including a Bentley and a Maserati
* At least $284,793 in airline travel expenses for the Laurita Family
* At least $145,894 for private airplane rentals for the Laurita Family
* At least $25,000 to Studio Dante, and off-Broadway theater company, for production expenses for the film ‘The Hungry Ghosts’
* At least $73,793 for taxi, limousine and car-service related expenses
* At least $16,951 for car rentals
* At least $5,813 in travel tolls
* At least $6,207 in car insurance premiums
* At least $28,711 for miscellaneous transportation-related expenses
* At least $7,280 for travel agent expenses for the Laurita Family
* At least $1,084 for train travel expenses
* At least $1,379,187 to Joseph Laurita for undocumented or insufficiently documented reasons
* At least $755,184 to Christopher Laurita for undocumented or insufficiently documented reasons
* At least $62,500 to Adeline Laurita for undocumented or insufficiently documented reasons
* At least $40,000 to Anthony Laurita for undocumented or insufficiently documented reasons
* At least $20,909 to Frank Laurita for undocumented or insufficiently documented reasons
* At least $4,860 for rent and utility expenses for 78 Valley Road in Connecticut, the site for Pyramid Trading (another Laurita company)
* At least $325,696 in payments to or on behalf of other entities owned or controlled the Lauritas
* At least $791,509 in payments to Roc Apparel Group LLC for undocumented or insufficiently documented reasons
* At least $784,160 of disbursements to unknown recipients, without any documentation whatsoever

These fraudulent transfers were made voluntarily with the actual intent to hinder, delay or defraud some or all of Signature’s then existing and/or future creditors.

Updates on the federal case against the Lauritas at the following link:


    April 25, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    i think melwo is prego

    • Anonymous
      April 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      lol why do u say that?

  2. Reece
    April 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    How the hell did she get a tummy tuck but she is still shaped like an ice box.

    • April 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      You have to read my picture recap !! MyChoppingBlock wordpress com #tummytuckgate

  3. April 25, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    When is she going to realize that she no longer has the body to dress and stand that way? She looks silly.

    I have a question, and I’m not being facetious – how is what they did here different than the way MItt Romney’s company bought businesses, took all the money out of them, then broke them apart?

    • yup
      April 25, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      I think it’s because they didn’t own Signature Apparel, and there were shareholders that had invested money into the company and wanted to see a return on that investment. They would not have been okay with Chris and his brother using the business as their own personal ATM to fund their lifestyles instead of working on growing the business and increasing profits.

      • Anonymous
        April 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        They were the owners. They did not pay their suppliers. They paid themselves and families members.

    • Anonymous
      April 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      It’s totally different. When Bain Capital buys a company, and liquidate them, they aren’t liquidating them to fund their lavish lifestyle. They are breaking them up to make the business more profitable. For example, if a company sells AND manufactures a product and manufacturing is breaking them-they eliminate that aspect, outsource it or sell it to someone else. If they buy a retail business with 600 stores and 250 aren’t profitable, they close them. If you’ve ever seen the movie social network, when Marc Z. went looking for $ to get Facebook off the ground, he went to a venture capaitalist. That’s what mitt Romney does.

      A company like Bain does at times does hurt workers, if they need to be laid off, but their profits are attained legally and are reinvested in their company or other companies. Not them personally. Sure mitt Romney makes and has a ton of money-but he won’t break a firm to avoid paying creditors. I don’t think Chris Laurita has any business sense!

      • Idagal
        April 25, 2013 at 11:16 PM

        Or a sense of morals.

        • Candace
          April 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

          The Lauritas have a notable poor business sense.

        • Jeannie3011
          May 7, 2013 at 2:19 AM

          Jax is a jack ass! She’s blaming her kid for the cost of the treatments all the while making the world feel sorry for her by boo hooing. She’s so gross. I can’t believe Jenny McCarthy is posing next to that fake hag. She’s trying to get her sympathy as well because Jenny’s kid has autism. But Jax is exploiting this and using it to her advantage. So if her house is in foreclosure, oh well, that’s what you all get for buying $5,000 bags and shoes and all that other crap. Spending all your money on stuff is just a waste. Look what happened to their kid and they (she) seems to be pissed because no, it’s not cheap for any kind of treatments. Get over it. Do you care about your kid or your stupid house which isn’t that impessive anyway ,, pirorities.. Lose weight..I have to say that beause that woman has gained a lot of weight and it looks terrible!!!!!

    • April 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Romney took businesses that were failing and the businesses themselves were already up for sale or were folding and he bought them fixed them and resold them totally different. They took funds from their own businesses and used them a personal funds not as business funds they also failed to pay millions of dollars in bills and also stole from Breast cancer foundation failed to pay the money from sales they generated. totally different Romney is a true business man not a thief.

      • Candace
        April 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM

        Stealing from a breast cancer fund.

        There’s low an then there is Laurita low.

        • yup
          April 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

          Laurita low=whoring out your son’s autism for your own fame and financial gain.

    • April 27, 2013 at 4:41 AM

      Thanks, everybody, for the explanation. I didn’t know about the breast cancer thing – that’s pretty fucking low, alright.

    • adioslunatic
      April 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      Romney’s company was called in by other companies to SAVE them, they were in distress. Romney’s company would come in, cut the fat and restructure AND lend the company money in a form of investment. They did not purchase the companies, they invested in them by giving them the money to get out of debt and in turn acquired a stake in the company. They were hired for a service- to bail the poorly managed companies out of the crap they had gotten themselves into. Sometimes the company was able to be saved, other times it was not. It is like a doctor that only takes terminal patients. BTW, Romney’s company had a an 80% success rate of saving the companies they were hired to save. If he were a doctor that took on only terminal patients and had an 80% success rate he would be lauded as hero.

      Research before you comment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain_Capital

      • adioslunatic
        April 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        Sorry for being redundant. Just noticed others already explained…{slinks away silently}

  4. Honnie Badger
    April 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    I’m NJ born and bred and I tell you if I had a business I wanted to promote, no way in hell would I want my business associated with reality TV skanks such as those in that photo. No way.

  5. Honnie Badger
    April 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Also, on another note — why do I hear Teresa’s voice when I read “home not in foreclosure?”

    • Felicia25
      April 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      That’s exactly what I was thinking! It is funny how the two other housewives that were so concerned about Teresa’s finances (and made some not nice comments), are now in trouble! (Jax and Danielle!) is Kim G next?

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM

        Jac exemplifies the scream, slander, gossip and finger point modus operandi. Her financial house was on fire but instead of coping she threw gasoline on Teresa’s financial difficulties. Bravo, the tabloid press and viewers were so enthralled with Teresa’s financial inferno that the idiots couldn’t smell the smoke from the Laurita’s blazing monetary woes. Comparing the Guidices situation to the Lauritas is like watching a garage fire while a 20 story building burns to the ground in your rear view mirror. That’s how the game is played and Chris and Jax mastered the PR spin while Teresa dodged every nasty accusation folks could throw at her. If you as me Jax is very proficient with a flame thrower and Teresa was putting out fires by dint of hard work and sheer tenacity. Karma has a big ole payload ready to dump at the Laurita’s door.

        • Sally Forth
          April 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

          Yo, Aint. I know you’re a “tre hugger, but being a “tre hugger” wasn’t the point of her post because I heard the same thing in my head when I read it. It’s very obvious that no matter what, Teresa was screetching that very statement before she ran after and terrorized Danielle Staub at that fashion show. In her whiny voice, “my house is NOT in foreclosure!” Same sentence, same defiance, same bullshit.

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

            One , may I point out that my post was not in response to anyone but a stand alone comment about deceptive behavior. So thanks for attempting to clarify and school me. My post was about Jax behavior towards Teresa , her friend.

        • Honnie Badger
          April 27, 2013 at 6:10 PM

          Yah, for sure, Jackhole is an asshole with no redeeming value, whatsoever. Except her hubby thought so at one time long ago when she first spread for him out in LV, and then he was forced to marry it because it purposefully got preggers.

          • Honnie Badger
            April 27, 2013 at 6:21 PM

            Ain’t PP, I’m sorry my response about JL is so vitriolic and rather unseemly. But, I just can’t forget, get out of my mind, how laser-focused hatred-filled she was at TG last reunion, all three episodes, every single comment and ugly face she hurled at Teresa and Joe. It was awful. And it made me dislike her intensely.

            • Aint Pittypat
              April 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

              Oh no please no apology needed! Spot on in fact!! You and I are on the same page with Jax.

  6. holy cannoli
    April 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I thought it was Tom Murro that Cracker Jac spoke to denying her home is being forclosed on and this tax issue.

    Anyway how in the world can they modify their motage with owning taxes, also Lurker Chris’s shady business bk that is on going?

    I think Cracker Jac is full of baloney, and she and Lurker Chris have financial issues.

    Also Cracker Jac good people do not steal from a charity( Susan Koman) and point fingers / make fun of / degarade people( Teresa and Joe) that have had financial issues especially when your own backyard is far from clean!

    • elemcee
      April 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      I think Chris is telling Jac a boatload of bullsh*t that she does not understand, but she is too stupid to keep her mouth shut and try not to repeat. I think she actually believes a lot of what she is saying, because Chris is either outright lying to her or explaining things in ways to confuse her on purpose, so she does not appear to be lying. He is using her as a PR tool, which is truly pathetic.

      • holy cannoli
        April 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Hi elemcee!

        That makes sense.

      • yup
        April 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM

        using a drunk as your PR person is never a good idea.

        • holy cannoli
          April 25, 2013 at 12:01 PM



    • April 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM

      You’re right holy, she spoke to Tom Murro of FoxCT but I got the info from RT. I fixed the attribution. Thanks!

      • holy cannoli
        April 25, 2013 at 12:58 PM

        Love ya Fame 🙂

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      If Jax is behind on her taxes to the tune of 300,000 dollars and Chris is still involved in Signature Apparel bankruptcy with Jax named in the filings then I call bullshite! Why would a bank modify a mortgage and risk losing the collateral that was pledged?

  7. my6girls2012
    April 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    I sometimes wonder what planet this girl lives on. Even in the first 2 years, she seemed a little off to me. Never could put my finger on it but, there’s just something not right with this girl. Now that I know about the booze and other things that she consumes, I understand more…lol. Also, do you think that Chris and his family let her rant about crazy stuff just to get her mind off all the shady things that they have done and are afraid she may spill?

    • holy cannoli
      April 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM


      Cracker Jac has always seemed off ot me, thats why I call her Cracker Jac. She messes things up in her head/hears things wrong, opens her big mouth when she doesn’t know what she is talking about. She is immature, involves herself in all and every bit of drama, she loves it. She is a master at throwing shade, but can’t take it when shade is thrown back at her.

      • my6girls2012
        April 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM

        Holy, if she loves drama, she definitely has it now. As for me, I’d be shittin’ my pants right now if I had all this legal and financial stuff hanging over my head!

        • holy cannoli
          April 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM

          You and me both @my6girls2012

          • April 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

            That makes three of us. I also would not be opening my mouth to tom or tweeting anything.

      • April 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        Cracker Jack!

        Candy-coated lies, peanut brain, what a prize…
        That’s what Chris got in Cracker Jack!

        Sorry, I could not resist. Everytime I read “Cracker Jack”, the song comes to mind. Not certain what “Olagazackin” and “Alliganackin” mean, but the rest seem to fit Jac. I also personalized the last two lines.

        • holy cannoli
          April 25, 2013 at 12:11 PM

          LOL.. Love it @ Moma! 🙂

        • April 25, 2013 at 7:03 PM


        • Aint Pittypat
          April 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM

          Fits Jax to a T! Thanks for the laugh!

        • April 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM

          For all you younger one, who may have not heard the jingle.

          • Confused
            April 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM

            Thanks mamajackie, I remember it well! I was such a treat to get a box of cracker jacks and to look for your prize! Thanks, not only for the chuckle, but a happy walk down memory lane.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 26, 2013 at 3:33 PM

            Moma!!!! Thanks sooo much for this – how fun! I loved Cracker Jacks when I was a kid – I always hoped the prize would be a ring and one day, sure enough, I tore open the package and there it was – the most beautiful ring I ever saw in blazing red plastic! I was so happy! Thanks for the memory!

    • Detroitrockcity
      April 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      They sold their soul, to late to turn back now!! We all wish we could go back, but the damage is done! Now what?? More bs, I don’t think people are going to play this game much longer?? Ducks I say!! Call Si, I’m sure he’ll set everyone straight, scripted or not by far better then this pure bullshit!! Its like the brady bunch with beards,and lots of laughs!!!?? Call Phil, or ms kate, they are laughing all the way to the bank!!!! But they really dont give a shit!!; )

      • Detroitrockcity
        April 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        They signed their name on the dotted line, they have to play the game till times up! May the best man win!! GOOD LUCK TERESA, YOU DESEREVE FIRST PRIZE!!

        • Detroitrockcity
          April 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

          Tagggggg, your it!!!

      • April 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM

        “Ducks I say”

  8. DB
    April 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    I don’t think she is very smart to begin with, she probably doesn’t know anything about her finances and believes everything Chris tells her.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM


    • April 25, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      So true celi. To me all of these reality stars need a reality check. Hope things are getting better for you.

  10. GPM
    April 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    I really don’t think Jenny McCarthy should agree to be photographed with Wacko. It really cheapens Jenny’s brand.

    • JennyS
      April 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Jenny cheapens Jenny’s brand.
      It was only a matter of time before these two wackjobs found each other.

  11. JUST ME
    April 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM


    • April 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      I could have sworn Chris found two empty bottles hidden somewhere. In Season 3 maybe?

      • holy cannoli
        April 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM

        I think he asked about a bottle wine that he had in the cabinet, or something. I think she said she threw it out 😉 LOL.

        • JennyS
          April 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

          Well, she IS trash, so technically she threw the wine with the rest of the trash. Makes sense.

        • April 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

          After she drank it.

          • holy cannoli
            April 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM

            She sure did drink it @ Moma, every last freakin drop of it.

      • April 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        In one season he was looking for a bottle of wine that was just opened and she looked all guilty, and said let’s just open another one.

  12. kay
    April 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Remember the episode where Joe Guidice said Chris Laurita was shady. Now I know exactly what he meant by that. Jacqueline Laurita says on her twitter …”Some say we r rich.Some say we r broke.We r not rich & we r not broke.We r doing ok. Autism treatments & therapies r very expensive ya know?” So now she blames her financial problems on Autism. It is scary what these people are doing and right in front of all of us to see. The Laurita’s are a lot worse than shady. How they are not embarrassed and humiliated that the world knows of their deceit, illegal and violent behavior with no shame or remorse is beyond my comprehension. Even worse is that people are supporting them while they continue to cheat, deceive, and use violence in their everyday life.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 25, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      Give me a break! NJ has one of the best track records for providing service to autistic children. Aint is ranting now so move on if ya can’t handle it. Jax is a total c u next Tuesday if she blames her problems on her son. Try crawling lower than that! My d has been a stay at home mom since her child was born. She gave up a fledgling career as an attorney. Her husband works for the family business and when the real estate / financial crisis hit they suffered a huge blow. But they have survived, pay 22,000 a year for private school and speech therapy out of pocket. Fancy vacations? Uhm no. Beauty treatments? Please. So Jax disgusts me . Daughter is very frugal and works constantly with her child . She spends every day driving him to therapies and school. The only break she gets is if the in laws and I take our little one for an overnight. Watching her work and interact with our little one amazes me . They cook together, clean his room together, always plant a small garden every spring. He has a menagerie of pets to help his socialization and help him learn empathy as well as have meaningful chores. Jac needs to shut it. Het financial mess is called living a life of luxury on someone else dime. And no Jax the tax commisstis not your fan or a friend they are coming after you crazy.

      • elemcee
        April 25, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        Pittypat, I love your rants!!! I hope that if ever necessary, my daughter will handle her life with the same grace that your daughter is handling hers. Your insight on this appalling situation (Jac’s laziness, whining, lying, exploitation of her child) is much appreciated by me.

        I struggled hard to not vomit when I read what Jac tweeted. Thank you for posting that Kay, I never go on twitter and would not have known about it.

        • April 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM

          I agree it’s just sick and sad. What befuddles me is all of the positive/reinforcing comments on her facebook re: that tweet. I really do think she likes to put stuff out there to get attention. It’s sad and wrong.

          • holy cannoli
            April 25, 2013 at 2:45 PM

            Yes, she does it for sympathy and attention. She is one sick sick puppy!

            • happylady
              April 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM

              You all think she has a form of that munchasen by proxy issue or whatever its called, sorry for the spelling, I know that cannot be right. she seems as if she needs constant attention and issues with her children are a sure fire bet. Remember , “oh all the sacrifices I made in my life for ashlee” blah blah blah

              • April 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM

                I’m not sure @happylady, but she has some serious mental issues. What really gets my goat is that she randomly tweets stuff on autism as if it were gospel. I feel sorry for the folks that believe her BS. If you need autism guidance, get it from Medical professionals not some D list celebrities twitter. She just is in constant need of reassurance and people telling her how wonderful she is. Makes me sick.

                • happylady
                  April 25, 2013 at 10:19 PM

                  Yup, Chris has three children in the house raise.

            • April 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

              Munchhausen by Proxy.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 25, 2013 at 5:14 PM

          Thanks, just amazes me since my daughter was mid – twenties and had barely graduated Law School when she had my grandchild . She never gives up, never complains and is a great mom. She struggles from time to time but visits a counselor rather than turn to drink, drugs or wallow in depression. She is so grateful when anyone helps out. Seeing Jac pose with Jenny McCarthy makes me ill. She uses her son for celebrity. I wouldn’t think twice if Jax ever , even once, took ownership of her problems. If she said, well you know we got in to deep with Signature Apparel and made some stupid choices , we would all probably on some level understand. But to blame it on autism? Are you kidding me. Daughter once said Mom , I don’t know why we cannot seem to get ahead financially. My response was how many 20 something’s can survive on one income, spend 30 thousand a year on school and therapies , manage to hang onto their house and cars? I know plenty of selfish parents who would not make the sacrifice. Jax should be happy she can earn any salary at all. Ridiculous to live way above their means when so many are struggling.

          • April 25, 2013 at 5:36 PM

            WTG Aint’s daughter!

          • April 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM

            The thing is your daughter has dignity and self respect. She was raised that way and I know you must be proud. She decided to attend law school in order to have a good life for her family. She puts the interest of her child, before her career. In the end she will be blessed, I am old enough to know this.

            I am more like Jac than just the both of us sharing a first name. Omg, did I just type that? lol I am not super rich in terms of money, nor am I broke. I live a very good life and I thank the good Lord each day. If you chose to give me the name of a restaurant in your daughter’s area, I would be more than happy to pay for her and her husband to have a dinner out. All arrangements could be made through the restaurant using the name Pittypat (no identities need be exchanged). I really believe in helping the real people directly, who are living through their struggles. I do not trust many “charities” because of what happened here during Katrina.

            Back to Jac, since this is her story. At 30+ Jac was still a trade show model (cough). She met Chris and they had a long distance relationship (cough again). In my opinion a “go to” when in Vegas. No one over 30 accidently gets pregnant. In my opinion she saw $$$$ and went for it. Chris cheated on the woman he proposed marriage to. Chris has never looked happy on the show. They both got what they deserved and I believe more is coming.

            When all is said and done you daughter’s family will be just fine. I am not so sure about Jac’s.

            • April 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM

              @moma, That was a very nice jester you made. Glad to know this world still has people who care about one another.

            • Cee_See
              April 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM

              @Mommajackie, that is so nice of you to do that for Pittypat’s daughter. My son loved the book/movie ‘Summer of the Monkeys’, by Wilson Rawls, and I’ll quote a line to describe you, “You just grew 10 feet tall in my eyes!”. You make me want to do something nice for someone who deserves kindness, and I will, with your inspiration! 🙂

              • Confused
                April 26, 2013 at 11:11 PM

                Couldn’t have said it any better Cee_See. Mommajackie, you are WONDERFUL! I too live in LA and giving money to a charity can be the easy way out sometimes, giving directly or putting a little time in to help someone directly feels really good.

            • April 26, 2013 at 9:31 AM

              Moma – you are an amazing lady!

            • Aint Pittypat
              April 26, 2013 at 11:56 AM

              Thank you so much for your kindness Moma. I am so touched and crying on my keyboard at the moment. That is the most heartfelt, kind , thoughtful and humane gesture and means so much because it comes straight from your heart. I am trying to compose a response through tears. Thank you again so very much! A million hugs from my family to you!

              • April 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

                It is my pleasure. Just give me the restaurant’s telephone number a few days in advance and I will make the arrangements.

                It is people like your daughter, Jersey, Confused’s sister and the countless others who give of themselves in order for their child to have a better life. Being a mother is not an easy job and I am certain it is more difficult if your child has special needs.

                I am sorry, but I do not see Jacqueline doing anything except tweeting, complaining, getting beauty treatments, drinking, traveling, celebrating and making herself the center of attention. What woman, let alone one who is a mother assaults another human being? A loving, caring, hand’s on mother does not have that kind of time, yet alone a mother with a child who needs extra attention.

            • Jeannie5233
              April 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

              momajackie – I have always felt your sincerity, empathy, compassion and can tell you are a person of character, but this goes beyond that and has brought me to tears. God love you, woman – what a blessing you are to society!!!! I will say a thank you in my prayers for you tonight.

              • April 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM

                Buying dinner for a young couple, who are doing all the right things in their life, is nothing. My life, as of now, has been blessed and I am a firm believer in giving back. Unfortunately, I do not trust very many charities. This is a small way for me to give back.

                • princessvodka
                  April 27, 2013 at 8:18 AM

                  This is one of the kindest things I’ve ever seen! Bless you Moma!

                  • April 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

                    I agree… so very nice of you moma!! It’s like those stories you hear around Christmas about the Christmas angels doing good deeds i.e. paying off someone’s lay away. You’re just an angel… period. ((((moma))))

      • April 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM

        It’s got to be some strain of Munchausen – not that I’m doubting the little boy just because she uses it so flippantly! It’s so incredibly sad that she turns his situation into being about her. It really bothers me when people parade their children for sympathy or to validate some ignorant belief they are “strong”. The strong ones put their heads down and do it. Let’s see the sums on the charitable contributions because the “advice” sounds like the biggest crock…

        I hate having limited internet!!!!!!! I miss youes all!

        • April 26, 2013 at 8:02 AM

          We miss you too!

          • April 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

            Only a couple more months and then I have to figure out where I’m going to watch this season so I can keep in the loop. Youtube was brilliant last year but I’m sure they’ll squash any accounts that pop up. It’s a June screening isn’t it?

            • April 26, 2013 at 10:36 AM

              Yes, Sackem. June 2nd ( I believe)

              • April 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

                Oh man – I might have to go to Maccas (aka McDonalds) for their free wifi!

                • toxicprince
                  April 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

                  i don’t know if you can get it in australia, but i go to this website: http://www.tvmuse.eu/tv-shows/The-Real-Housewives-of-New-Jersey_23758/

                  • toxicprince
                    April 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM

                    & also, why do you have limited internet now? that really stinks!

                    • Jeannie5233
                      April 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

                      Hi toxicprince – Sackem explained that while she and her family are on assignment and are living temporarily elsewhere – but still in Australia – she has to watch her usage as it is very expensive where she is so she cannot post as often 😦

                    • April 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

                      Yes, the internet is usually attached to the phone line and because we don’t have a phone line (no point in setting one up) I’m using a recharge dongal which is $50 for 3 gig… boring!!!!! I’m home in a couple of months though. Thanks for the link!!!!!

      • Kali
        April 26, 2013 at 4:43 AM

        Aint Pittypat, that was a beautiful rant. My admiration for people like your daughter is huge. God bless you all. Even though its obvious He already has.

      • Confused
        April 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM

        @Aint Pittypat — thanks for posting. I know that you and I think the same on this subject — I really never like to post about a child, but Jaq brought it up. I’m sickened by her statements. First of all, apparently NJ has laws in place that are VERY FAVORABLE with respect to insurance coverage for Autism. (GEE MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE HER PLATFORM). Secondly, doesn’t she talk about her nanny or in-home therapist? and what about the oxygen chamber? I hardly think that all of that is paid for by her insurance. What about all of her travels? I think that she’s gone more than she’s at home.

        I’m offended that she is trying to put her struggles (which I believe that there are some) on the same level as your daughter’s and my sisters. I want to pull my hair out every time she opens her mouth. I’d believe her more if she would say something like I am blessed that Chris and I are fortunate to provide………………., etc.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM

          I totally agree Confused. The State of NJ is miles ahead of other states in terms of medical research and actual service. Jax can hire therapists til the cows come home but how does she know if her son is responding to them? Or making progress? Is she monitoring them regularly? Their financial woes .IMO, began long before her son was diagnosed.

    • yup
      April 25, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Jac was the one who said that they had to wait for their health insurance to cover things–now she’s pretending that the autism treatments have costs them tons of money?! Is there anything she won’t blame autism on?! She uses that diagnosis to get away with EVERYTHING! I stabbed a guy with my stilletto because he talked about my autistic son. I’m out of money because of all the treatments for my autistic son. Andy can’t kick me off RHONJ because of my autistic son. She is so horrible. I’ve never been more disgusted by her in my life. She is a truly disgusting human being and deserves all the bad things coming her way.

      • holy cannoli
        April 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM

        Just when I think Cracker Jac can not sink any lower, damn she proves me wrong!

        This woman totally disgusts me, seriously!

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM

          She and Chris said so many nasty things about Teresa and Juicy. When Teresa was im trouble and get world was falling apart Jad turned on her. Jax betrayed Tre’s confidences and sold her out to the press. Yet Teresa soldiered on , worked hard and built a brand. What is Jax going to do besides finger point and whine?

          • April 26, 2013 at 10:02 AM

            I think you mean wine.

            • Aint Pittypat
              April 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM

              LOL! You nailed it Gessie!

    • April 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      kay, thank you for alerting us to Jac’s tweet. I updated the article to include it:

      On the morning of April 25, 2013, at 7:32 AM (15 minutes after this blog was published), Jacqueline Laurita tweeted that she is not rich nor is she broke, and implied that Autism treatments and therapies for her son Nicholas are causing financial distress for her family:

      “Some say we are rich. Some say we are broke. We are not rich & we are not broke. We are doing ok. Autism treatments & therapies are very expensive ya know?”

      Jac needs to take Kim Pirrella’s advice (although it was directed at Bryan “Bulldog” Bowen, who they were trying desperately to silence):

      “Get the hell off twitter and call me. I think you must be losing your freakin mind.”

      • Jeannie5233
        April 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        I don’t think Jacqueline Laurita understands that there is a time and place for everything. Shortly after this tweet, she tweeted:

        Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 8h
        Just got word that my beautiful Grandma (Dad’s mom) passed away today at 95 years old. God Bless her! I’ll love & miss her always! XOXO! :0(
        9:21 AM – 25 Apr 13

        After a few more random tweets about bringing on life and thanking her Twitter friends for their advice, support and making her simile she tweeted the following:

        Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 7h
        I’m reading a really good book. Have you read it yet? …. pic.twitter.com/idxkyVDw4I
        10:31 AM – 25 Apr 13

        The book she is reading is, of course, Caroline Manzo’s “Let Me Tell You Something”

        Her grandmother passed away today and she is shamelessly promoting her sister-in-law’s book just a little over an hour later.

        To me the loss of a member of your familiy, especially someone so precious as a grandmother, would be enough to put my cell phone down and take a break from Twitter. I am shaking my head in disbelief – I just don’t understand a mindset such as this and I never will.

        • April 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM

          What a selfish person she is. Shaking my head also. She was so fortunate to have her grandmother this long. This is so appaulling.

          I stated this in another comment. What mother of such a young family spends so much time on herself and on social media? Nick has autism. There are so many more constructive things she could be doing with her time.

          • April 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

            Or, does Nick have autism? Could this be a story line?

            • JUST ME.
              April 26, 2013 at 1:56 AM

              I question the autism story too…..I think he may have fetal alcohol syndrome, I have a brother with it and nick sounds like he has the behavior and learning problems had as a child. She can’t say that, so she claims it is autisim

        • April 25, 2013 at 11:15 PM

          O.M.G! Then they complain about privacy and judgement! I’m waiting for her to tweet her toilet habits: Dear Tweets, number one’s is all I can manage today because I used my spiritual energy in other place. We live by the “if it’s yellow let it mellow” philosophy

        • JennyS
          April 25, 2013 at 11:29 PM

          OMG. I’m sorry to judge but here I go!!! 🙂 Wee!!!

          If Ashlee had a kid at the same age as her mom, she’d have a 4 or 5 year old now. It’s only luck that’s prevented Ashlee from getting knocked up because we all know she’s as stupid as her mother.

          That said – Jax could have had a family with 5 living generations. Here goes my judging: I spent a bit of time driving across our wonderful country and was shocked to find when I got to Vegas and Utah, the number of people I met who had 5 living generations in their family. I worked with a bunch of girls in their early 30’s who were grandmothers.

      • April 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM


      • Jeannie5233
        April 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

        Jacs – “Autism treatments & therapies are very expensive ya know?”

        I would venture a guess that alot of avenues she is exploring such as the oxygen hyperbaric chamber, are gratis as long as she tweets about them – which, of course, she does. Yes, it is expensive, but instead of tweeting about that, she should also tweet about giving thanks to all of the wonderful STATE programs, therapists, and services available to her and her son – of which taxpayer monies go to.

        • April 26, 2013 at 10:21 AM

          There is no evidence, not even a single study to suggest that hyperbaric oxygen therapy would be in any way beneficial to a child with autism. Since a physician has to sign that order for treatment, and stay in the room while the child dives in case of complications, I would like to see this doctor lose his license. If the child went in a single chamber which is the most saturated and effective, it would be like being in a coffin, although there is a DVD player embedded in front of your face. You cannot turn over or shift your position for four hours. He would have surely had to be sedated, or he would scream the whole time. Also your ears pop like crazy. Remember, you are diving down one atmosphere, 33-45 feet. It is not pleasant. The purpose of a hyperbaric chamber is to treat patients with the bends. That is, to take them down to the depth at which they got bent and try to get the bubbles out of their blood. There is almost always some improvement, even with paralysis, with these patients. It has been discovered to be helpful with wound healing. People with ulcerated wounds, even torn muscle and tendons can sometimes be improved. But it has never even been suggested that it can help people with cognitive issues. Never. That is disgraceful to put a child through that. I know that no hospital with a hyperbaric chamber would sign off on diving a kid with autism. They must have gone to some quack clinic. That makes me sick.

          • Confused
            April 26, 2013 at 11:51 PM

            Just out of curiosity I googled hyperbaric chamber and autism. Reading the following, I would think that it could possibly be a BLK (snake oil) treatment.


            • April 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

              I just read that, and I guess that is where they got the idea from. It’s bullshit. It’s sad. But I do understand the desperation of the parents, of course. If the parents are going in with them, then they are being put in a multi-place chamber which seats about ten people. The oxygen is pumped into an astronaut-type helmet with a hose and other people can sit in there and be treated as a group. Also, a nurse goes in and stays the whole time. It is a treatment which would appeal to parents because there are no side-effects. Otherwise the technician would not go in the multiplace twice a day all year round. There are scam artists everywhere, I suppose, but the thought of taking advantage of autistic children and their parents makes me very sad but not surprised. These treatments are taking place in off-site clinics, not research hospitals, or any kind of hospitals. It doesn’t work, and it never will.
              Childrren are not autistic because they are not getting enough oxygen to certain parts of the brain. It simply isn’t the case. This really makes me sad.

  13. Anna
    April 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    That woman is yikes, now she blame her current financial situation on her son, who she feels the need to reminds us is autistic every 5 seconds. Poor boy!!!!!

  14. LifeIsGood
    April 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    I have been as tough on Jac as I have on Mego. I think she and Chris have brought on all of the problems they are going through.


    If all of the stories we have read about her are true, and I think they are, I honestly hope she backs away from this show. She doesn’t seem to have what it takes to go through this in a public way. Seriously, people kill themselves over s*** like this. Particularly when the person in question is addicted to alcohol or mentally ill to begin with.

    When Teresa’s financial problems began to mount, I really admired her response to it (still do). She went out and began to work her tail off to fix the problems. I’m sure she had her share of sleepless nights, but she kept plugging away and it appears to be paying off for her. But not everyone has the strength it takes to pull that off. I don’t think Jacqueline does.

    Not sure how I feel about all of this. One one hand, it is satisfying to see her hypocrisy exposed; on the other hand, I don’t want to see her and her family destroyed.

    Her mother seems like a loon, but her father seems OK. I hope he is counseling her to downsize in a big way, and to forget about what people are saying.

    Just my .02.

    • April 25, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      I think about her mental capacity to deal with this to but jeez, she just leaves herself wide open doesn’t she? I’m convinced she has twisted Nick’s situation in her mind where she can present herself as a martyr when infact, there are people working to bring positive attention to Autism who denounce her:

      “She’s a freaking joke and embarrassment to the #autism community. It’s probably only a matter of time before they treat an autism organization the way they did Komen.” Part of a comment made by RealityJulie over at FRE.

      I’m with you, she needs to step away because she seems very fragile.

      • JennyS
        April 25, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        I’ve heard it on good word from friends who have autistic kids in the same community that Jax really is a joke. She hasn’t even reached out to the biggest of the NJ autism support groups. She’s as phony as her face and her husband’s businesses.

        • April 25, 2013 at 11:52 PM

          That is sad. Wouldn’t you lend yourself to something rather than trying to be some guiding light on a subject you’re new to.

          • Idagal
            April 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM

            The instant she found out about Nic she suddenly became an expert on autism. She uses her son as a publicity stunt and throws out his autism when she feels threatened. Poor kid. His father is just as bad or worse. Hopefully he can lead a somewhat normal life. The true autistic support groups probably don’t want to have anything to do with Jac since obviously she has a bad reputation around town.

            • April 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM

              So true, Idagal. Jac is in the very early stages of learning about autism. It took my brother and his wife several years of going to classes, reading, support groups ect.. and their still not experts on autism.

        • JUS ME FOR NOW
          April 26, 2013 at 9:59 AM

          she hasnt reached out bcus they will see right away the child has not the autism ,

          • April 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM

            Wow Celi! What an amazing life you’ve had!

          • elemcee
            April 28, 2013 at 9:22 AM

            Celi, you are truly amazing and an inspiration!

            • JUS ME FOR NOW
              April 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

              i tell you from my heart im not that great
              ,if we had not had 8 children we would no none of this pain in our hearts,,, if we had not adopted these last 5 we would not have felt our guts ripped out when one was so hurt in the army that he couldnt function,, ,,to see our lil girl taken and treated like apiece of rotton meat ,her not even knowing what had happened bcus they drugged her,then delivering her to her door as if nothiong had happened to our baby of 17yrs(mind of a 10 12 ) we didnt sleep or eat from friday at 3pm til sun morning at 8am when we left the hospital with her.where is the justice ???????????then we never thought to sit down to have a meal together til the next thursday ms betty came by and brought a meal ,and GOD SENT HER I KNOW bcus he wanted us back to the family table in prayer and showing love to each other,,we had lost our way,,,.thats all there is to it ,we lost our way
              im not amazing
              when all i want to do is kill 3 BASTARDS SCUM BAGS ,and i want MY JESUS to forgive me for my thoughts ,,for wanting to curl up and die from the pain … but in life we are pulled back to the reality that we must love all,not like their actions,,in time ,,,in time
              on the other hand if we had not had 8 children we would never have known love and how to love ,the joy they bring ,the smiles ,the surprise of life, the kisses the praying together the granddaughter of 24 yrs that burst into heaven 6 yrs ago( onjo.org) we would not have had the 4 lil grandsons now 3 ,2 ,2 ,1 ,. that has brought us so much joy ,so to no all this joy and saddeness in the same life time ,we must put in perspective that we have to live til GOD CALLS US EACH HOME and do the very best in this life to make HIM PROUD OF US and to help each other everyday to be our best ,and iv got to help my hubsand of 53 yrs to not give up and show him the strong side of me so he wont crumble ,hes been my strength all those yrs ,surely i can help him now ,
              im truly sorry for all this but sitting here crying screaming inside ,it is just rolling out of my heart,
              we ARE beginning to see resolution ,justice IS coming FAITH will be restored,LOVE is abounding in our home ,and for others that have heartships and hardships,JUSTICE IS COMING,JESUS HEARS OUR CRYS. no one has to answer this cus i know its aweward to ,just reading some of it myself makes me feel badly and i wouldnt know how to answer this , PRAYER IS ENOUGH
              i do love this sight ,thank you fame and all of you and your kindnesses ,we do feel them

              • Dubbalicious
                April 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM

                Celi, what an amazing person you are!! I am awestruck by your kindness and dedication to those you love. You’re a true inspiration. Thank you for sharing your wonderful wisdom.

              • April 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM

                Oh celi my heart goes out to you. You are not alone in this, we, as a community, are here for you. Rant all you need to, get it all out, in the end it will make you feel better. You are a caring, loving, amazing wife and mother, with a heart of gold. It will take time, but I know you and your family will get past this. All I want to do know is give you a big hug and if you need a shoulder to cry on (crying is good, it is a way of getting all of the hurt out), you have one here in Louisiana.

              • Aint Pittypat
                April 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

                I am sending you kind positive thoughts and prayers for strength and healing. God bless you Celi, you are an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing and reminding us all to be grateful for our dear ones . I hope your family heals from this tragedy and justice is yours. Peace be with you Celi.

              • April 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM

                Just let it out Celi as Moma said – I’d want to kill those bastards to but that’s the difference between all that’s good in the world and all that’s ugly – we’d never act on those thoughts. And you are so very good Celi!

                I wish I could wrap you up in my arms! Your faith inspires me.

              • April 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

                I heard a beautiful sermon last week. I wish I could remember the pastor’s exact words. They went something like this: the greatest blessings come to those who suffer the most. Dear Celi, as you know, you and your daughter’s rewards will be great in heaven. Til then, I’ll be praying for you as you struggle with the pain, and I know Jesus will be with you through it all.

                “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33

                Must Christ pass through seas of His own blood to win the crown and are we to walk to heaven dryshod in silver slippers? No, our Master’s experience teaches us that suffering is necessary.

                “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” –Acts 14:22

                Christ was made perfect through suffering.

                “For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” –Hebrews 2:10

                We can bear it all, for Jesus suffered and He suffers in us now. In all our sorrows we have His sympathy, for He knows them all and He has felt them all.

                “Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered.” –Hebrews 5:8

                The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The regalia of the kings whom God has anointed are their troubles, their sorrows, and their griefs. Let us not, therefore, shun being honored; let us not turn aside from being exalted. Griefs exalt us and troubles lift us up.

                • April 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

                  Beautiful (tears and goosebumps)!

                • JUS ME FOR NOW
                  May 6, 2013 at 12:17 AM

                  ms FAME since the topics have changed and people have moved on ,and you may not even see this,but i did want to tell you i love the message OUR GOD sent to me thru you ,HE does use us to uplift others that how HE shines IN this earth thru us .the song is brethtaking and i cant thank you enough from my heart for taking the time to type all that message ,it wuld take me hours ,days to type that much.Trials are coming for our daughter ,there are so many dr.app.therepy sessions ,home bound teachers in everyday,nitemares ,bouts of crys ,anger issues,so many things to deal with ,it is mind blowing ,
                  i thank GOD for you and all the family of friends on this site
                  just know we do feel your love and concern

              • April 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

                Celi, I’m praying for strength and healing for your family.

              • elemcee
                April 28, 2013 at 11:40 PM

                Celi, it sounds like the story of your family would make an amazing book. The world needs more people who are so generous with their love and their lives.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM

            That’s our special woman Celi – expect no less from her kind and generous heart!

            • JUS ME FOR NOW
              April 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM

              i know msjeannie you have been inspiring to me ,n i no iv disappointed you in that long letter but i dont want you to think i dony pray fou you n your mama,i do,i will do better,soon

      • LifeIsGood
        April 26, 2013 at 6:31 AM

        Sackem, she really does leave herself wide open! When it comes to Nick, it seems there is a hint of Munchausen-by-proxy at work. I don’t think she would actually harm him, but I do think she uses his autism to generate sympathy.

        I guess this is why I hope she just walks away. I think she is sinking fast. It’s one thing to watch someone get their comeuppance, but it is quite another to watch a person self-destruct and to see a family with small children go down in flames. I get no pleasure from that – even if they did bring it on themselves.

        Wish you and your little girl all the best!

        • April 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM

          I hear you! Someone should have stepped in long ago and yes to the Munchausens – great minds think a like!

          Thankyou and right back atchya!! Our Little Girl is growing strong. He Granddad still calls her “wobble bottom” but she pushes back like a snake rearing and smiles with her whole being. It’s so lovely.

          • Confused
            April 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM

            Enjoy your little one! I love those memories of when mine was a baby.

          • Confused
            April 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM

            PS… there is nothing sweeter than a baby’s smile. The best gift from God.

            • April 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM

              Here here!

            • Jeannie5233
              April 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM

              UMMMMMM HMMMMMM! I always loved those moments!!!

    • Cee_See
      April 26, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      @LifeIsGood, I agree with you . I think this is the start of another public breakdown for Jax, (I consider when she missed S3 reunion the first one). Jax is too mentally fragile to deal with any type of ;’mess’. She doesn’t have the coping skills to handle stress. Give her a stress ball, Chris. And, keep her away from any link she has to social media! I really do believe karma is hitting her and she doesn’t know what to do! The bankruptcy, Tre still being more popular than Jax, her financial mess, assault charges………… You know, she did this all on her own and she’s not mature enough to notice that this is by her own doing. She’s not strong enough to woman up and except responsibility! Instead, she blames, or what was her saying, ‘blame shifting’? Everything she used to ridicule Tre about is happening to her, she’s too stubborn to accept it!

      Oh, on another note, the first pic of Jax (pre-nose job) is that a tongue ring she has???

      • April 26, 2013 at 12:41 AM

        I just looked Cee-See and it sure looks like tongue ring … ick!

      • LifeIsGood
        April 26, 2013 at 6:41 AM

        @Cee-See – great observations! Particularly about her maturity. We all make mistakes, but as you point out, we need to woman-up and own it.

        I looked at the picture and it does look like a tongue ring. Does the hole created from a tongue ring heal once you remove it?

        • April 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

          Yes it does, it might leave a small line though – I’m a 90’s kid….

        • Cee_See
          April 29, 2013 at 5:24 AM

          Thanks for noticing the tongue ring! Ok, look at Chris L.’s pic, the one with Jenny Mc. and Jax dressed in grey (even the pantyhose are grey, odd!), Chris looks like a devil! See the little horn on the side of his head? Plus, it looks like he has wing on his back!!!! It’s the poster’s behind him, but Chris stood in the perfect place to look like a lil’ devil!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      Your two cents are worth thinking about and I have read your comment over and over trying to find some empathy for Jacqueline.

      Unfortunately, while I do feel badly for her sons and I do not want to see the family destroyed because those little boys are very innocent in all of ths, both she and Chris have brought about most of their troubles on themselves and should have thought what effect this would have on their children. Shame on them. Jacqueline has been cruel, vindictive, and nasty to those who do not meet her standards. She herself has admitted she can be nasty. I wish I could find sympathy for her but I just can’t. What goes around, comes around.

      I do feel she has a substance abuse problem and that exacerbates her personality traits.

      • LifeisGood
        April 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        Jeannie, I think that, aside from Nick’s autism, jac and Chris brought about ALL of their troubles upon themselves. I don’t really feel sorry for her, and I agree with all of your observations about her. I guess my point was that I don’t think she is capable of fixing this, and as much as I have grown to dislike her, I have no desire to see this reach a point where she hurts herself or destroys her family. This amount of stress could make a mentally sound person become unglued. What will it do to her?

        I hope that she just walks away and addresses her problems.

    • April 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      Jacqueline is never wrong. You have to understand that. She knows everything, and it is all the people around her that are stupid. So, she cannot be expected to react like the rest of us would. Get off an adult content reality show with your son as your storyline, spend your time with him and do what is best for him, not your fame-whoring self. That is what we would do. But, she is not normal. She has convinced herself that she is doing a great service to the public by raising autism awareness. Because we never knew this was going on until Jacqueline told us. There were no resource available until she started twittering them with the world. What gets me is that I was just reading an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that if you are lucky enough to catch it between two and three, intense hands on therapy at that time in their development seems to make a difference in how they function later. So, we are to believe that Jacqueline, knowing this, delayed treatment during that extremely critical time, until insurance was in place and they could formulate a treatment plan (which is already being implemented, by the way, and considered excellent based on real study and research and results) so that she could come up with a treatment plan. would you wait if the evidence firmly suggested that immediate action would positive results? Or would you time it to come out with renewing your contract on a reality show and a People magazine article. I expect her to be a stupid idiot, but i expect more from Chris, shady or not.

  15. April 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    This reminds me of Jac — I can’t figure out how to paste the pic, but picture Bill Cosby will a WTF look and this superimposed over that.

    You post all of your drama on Facebook (Twitter) …. Then get upset when people judge you? You must be some special kind of stupid.

  16. ChemGeek
    April 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Jacaloon continues to give all of us reasons as to why she won the title for Stoopidest Housewife on SH. It costs money to live and for your children to live and thrive. Some of us pay more and some pay less. That’s life! Time to put the big girl panties on, Jacaloon!

    • April 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      Great comment. Jac will never be able to put the “big girl” panties on. Tummy tuck?

  17. Lachicadeoro
    April 26, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Auntie jaq, wish you and your family the best. We, the family are well aware and privy to the truth. Cousin Vinny says hi. Don’t worry about what low rent riff raff have to say. They dont make you or break you. Best.

    • April 26, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      …we as an audience and as consumers do actually when it comes to her TV career.

    • happylady
      April 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Youre right, she shouldn’t worry about what anyone says. she really should be worried about what the IRS and the state of NJ and whatever authorities’ radar they are on. oh and cousin vinny? Isn’t he a lawyer? I’m thinking he could maybe represent them. I just watched the movie the other night, love joe pesci!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 26, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Goldie –

      Your advice to Auntie jac is right on in that she probably should stop spending so much time on Twitter defending herself and worrying about her “haters” and start paying back all of her debts.

      She does have a lot more to worry about than what people say – like either she, her husband, or both could wind up going to jail for a period of time and leaving her minor sons in the care of others. Now that is something she should be thinking about and take steps towards addressing. The care of her children should be uppermost in her mind right now – not trying to keep up her “image”, which by the way, is now irreparable

    • April 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Re-read Jeannie’s comment. Also, consider getting help for your Aunt, she appears to have an addiction and anger problem.

  18. April 26, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    Jax continues to reach Taylor Armstrong & Slade Slimey levels on my Despic-0-Meter!

    Chris looks b-a-d…does he have pink eye in that pic? Stiletto wound? What???

  19. April 26, 2013 at 4:46 AM

    I’m still stuck on re-reading ex-Gawker Richard Lawson’s old NJ recaps (and howling with laughter here in the Wee Hours…good times.) Here’s one from 5/29 that has an eerie foreboding of his take on Jax BEFORE we knew who she really is:

    “…Oh God, and then calamity struck. The poor childlike empress that is Jacqueline fell down a well and no one could get her out. “It’s… It’s OK,” her watery, echoed cries came up. “I can get comfortable down here…” She was trying to be brave, but everyone knew that she was sad. Because being stuck down in a well, especially on your birthday!, is no fun at all. Poor Jacqueline. While she was down there, she had a conversation with her daughter, who looks like what would happen if Christian Siriano and Zak Orth had a gay buttbaby. The daughter, whose name I believe is Hippilotta Longstocking, doesn’t ever go to school and when she does she’s dumb, so she’s failing Maths, Readings, and Histories…..”

    “….Later everyone heard a whimpering coming from under the porch and we all realized that poor Jacqueline had gotten herself stuck under there, the dear creature. “Someone get a broom or call the fire department,” Caroline huffed, bending over and peering into the narrow space, barely able to make out a bit of Jacqueline’s dirt-covered face. “Goddammit, who left the screen door open? I told you this would happen. It happens every time.” After the fire trucks left and Caroline gave her a stiff hug and said “Yeah, let’s get you some water, huh? It’s scary under there, isn’t it?”, Jacqueline chirped the tale of Despereaux, her daughter Hippilotta. See Hippy just shouldn’t get anything new because her grades and all and—oh holy cats, what is that driving up in the front driveway? A fucking white Jeep Grand Cherokee. For Hippy. See, papa Jacqui bought it because you’re only an eclair-faced youngster but once in this ultimately-fatal merry-go-round ride, so why not have an unearned automobile. Just steer clear of where Wendy drives when she’s been drinking. Poor Jacqueline got sad so she tried to run to Caroline’s master bedroom and pee in the same corner of the walk-in closet that she always pees in when she’s upset or startled by lightning, but Caroline grabbed her by the collar and swatted her behind and said “No! No! You do your business outside.” Later Caroline felt bad so she let her have a piece of porkchop, having her eat it in the mud room. “It’s good, huh?” she cooed, stroking happy Jacqui’s glossy hair. “Yeah, it’s good. And you’re good.”…..”For now we’ll just have to wait, while the sun curls around the Jersey pines and our hearts fill with the particular knowledge that— Hey. Hey! Hold on a sec, it’s that damn Jacqueline. Hey! Get outta there. That is my garden and I will not tolerate. Hey! Hey! I swear to God, hold on I have to go over there. Hey! Stop that! Shoo! Hon, call Mr. Laurita and tell him Jacqui’s back. Shit, c’mon, get outta there! Goddammit. Goddamn Jacqui.. Hey! Hey you! Why don’t you cut that out…” 🙂

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      I love Gawker recaps. This is so Jacs! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Jersey
    April 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    My son was born with PDD, which is on the autism spectrum. New Jersey State law requires local Boards of education to pay for a child’s preschool education when he or she is diagnosed with a disability like autism. My son education, therapists and transportation was paid by my local BOE. I don’t know what Wacko Jacko is talking about. My son is made a miraculous recovery. He now attends the local public school, he is an A student and plays sports. He socializes well with other children and has many friends. We were fortunate because we caught it early.

    • Jersey
      April 26, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      Further, it just sickens me that she uses her son as a platform to stay on reality TV. I always felt that my son disability and the journey he had taken to overcome his disability is his own story to tell if he chooses when he is an adult.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 26, 2013 at 8:57 AM

        I applaud you, Jersey, for your strength in helping your son – it sounds like he is doing very well and he is blessed to have you.

        I also want to commend you for also recognizing what some parents neglect to. Our children are a gift to us. We do not own them and they have rights – one of them being privacy and to living their own life. Jacs has taken away that right from Nicholas – how dare her assume that Nicholas will be okay as an adult with her exposing him. There is no way she could know that now so, therefore, should have taken that into consideration before she launched full speed ahead into using him – exploiting him. It is one thing to become an advocate; it is another to use a child’s story to further your agenda.

        • Jersey
          April 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

          Jeannie, I never said it before because I don’t like to talk about it. It is not that I am ashamed of his disability but I want to protect him. He is 10 years old and I still have not told him about his disability because I don’t want him to use it as an excuse if he has trouble accomplishing a certain task. He is an honor student, he won defensive player of the year on his football team and he is on the baseball allstar team. I think he is at a point in his life that he can accomplish anything if he sets his mind to it.

          I feel bad for Nicholas. She can be an advocate without exposing her son’s daily progress reports on twitter or in Parent magazine. I never read one of her stories and refuse to do so. She should be more like Holly Roberson Peete and Toni Braxton.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 26, 2013 at 3:54 PM

            You still have a difficult road ahead of you and I wish you continued strength and courage. While your road may be difficult, luckily for your son, you have chosen the right one!!!

    • RahRah
      April 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      I just saw your post and am glad you explained it. I don’t know what the hell Jack is talking about developmental delays are covered the department of education, I want to say it is under Title III but I can’t remember my federal titles. My first job in p.r. was with state director of disability determination, the office was next to the Easter Seals facility. I didn’t even know I had a passion for their mission. Probably the only job that gave me a sense of personal satisfaction.

    • April 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      Interesting post! I’m so happy for your family!!

    • April 26, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      How wonderful!

    • Arleta
      April 26, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      You are totally correct Jersey. I too have a nephew who is autistic (15 years old). He does though have some issues socializing, but he has a lot of cousins his age and since moving to California he is opening up a lot. Also he will never be a high school graduate because he is not academically capable but he will still walk with his class.

      The State pays for everything. My sister’s only issues have been schools that are not equipped to handle disabled kids (by no means do I think autistic kids are disabled but the school system categorizes them that way).

      My nephew has lived in South Carolina, Washington, Texas and now California. The only struggle for my sister has had was to make sure the school she enrolled him in provided the resources to help my nephew.

      If I was an advocate for Autism, I would start by making sure that all school systems have the resources available to assist kids with Autism.

      • Arleta
        April 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        Also, you are able to claim your son as a dependent for the rest of his life.

        • Jersey
          April 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM


          I was one of the lucky one and I thank God gave me the strength to realize that he need help. He will have a normal life and will be able to go to college and get a job. He started therapy at such a young age that he was able make a 95% recovery. His teachers told me more and more children who start therapy at a early age can recover if they have a mild case of autism. He sees a behavioral specialist once a week because he does suffer from anxiety attacks when he does not do well in a test or a game. People that meet him never would guess that he has PDD.

          I do know a family who has children that are highly autistic and I think they can claim him as a dependent. They want to establish him in a group home because they want to make sure he is in a safe happy place before they die.

          I agree with you about the school system. I was happy my son started in a private school that included children with disabilities and children without. They made sure these children played together. Their recesses were very structured and they played many board games and build with blocks. This is what public school don’t do.

  21. RahRah
    April 26, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    In most milder cases of autism treatments consists of reinforcing basic educational fundamentals, working on speech if that is an issue, in the case of a high functioning autistic there isn’t much they can’t do on their own, they are in some just withdrawn from their peers. Besides whatever educational help is needed beyond the norm, news flash folks–it is covered by the federal education department, their son as a citizen of this country is entitled to an education. I had to post something becauses of the Jacuses, all these are-are excuses. Remember any expenses related to her sons educational or medical condition can be written off on their taxes. Whatever co-pays they ahve to make are tax deductible. My point is at the most they have to give is not monetary but in their time. He has a developmental delay but I have friends who have a daughter born with a cleft palate–they’re going the beyond what blue cross pays and getting their daughter first class plastic surgery.

    • Jersey
      April 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM

      When my son diagnosed at 16 months, the County of Bergen paid for early intervention but I found out they no longer provide free services. I was told people still register with the County for Services but families use their health insurance to cover the costs. Jax’s son is 3 so now the Franklin Lakes BOE pays for his preschool. His education covers speech occupational and behavioral specialists.

      • Jersey
        April 26, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        I was fortunate because my son had a mild case and I started therapy early. I don’t know for sure but for what video footage I have seen of Nicholas it seems he has a mild case of autism. I only hope for the best for that child.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 26, 2013 at 12:23 PM

          Jersey you are an advocate for your son. It’s clear that you were involved every step of the way and I am so happy for his remediation. I also understand that you want to protect him and his privacy and that is the right thing to do. If only Jax were as respectful. ITA with your opinion that Nic may have mild autism and that makes it even sadder that he will carry a label that may not even apply to him in 5 or so years. Very happy your son is so successful and gives me strength and hope. Our grandson has a diagnosis of mild autism as well. Thank you for sharing…

          • Jersey
            April 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM

            Tell your children never loose faith in their son. My son had so much trouble socializing with other children. I never put him in front of a computer and I still limit the use of video games and the IPAD. These children have trouble socializing and should not be sitting in front of a computer. I brought him to the park and he played a lot of board games with his brothers. When he was 2 I enrolled him sports programs geared for his age group and in martial arts with taught him to control his emotions. He regained his speech at 2 1/2. He has a little OCD and suffers from anxiety attacks when he does not do well on a test or in a game. I am grateful that he has great coaches that know how to calm him down.

            • Aint Pittypat
              April 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

              IMO if a parent follows their instincts regarding their child the choices they make are usually spot on. I appreciate your advice and input and will pass it along. God really does work in mysterious ways. Our little one was 3 months old when our kids bought their house. The private school gs attends is 4 blocks away. We never noticed it until d started searching for a preschool. Amazing small school with dedicated teachers for kids with learning differences. Same curriculum as regular school but one teacher and one assistant for every 8 students. Your wisdom and advice is very much appreciated. I truly believe these children have amazing gifts and bless us daily. Our little one is so sweet and loving. I wouldn’t trade having that sweet face in our lives for any amount of money.

  22. Anoneemouse
    April 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I’ve been reading so much over the past few months about Jacass’s financial and tax issues. Here’s my theory as to what I think is going on:

    When Signature Apparel was forced to file bankruptcy and the Bankruptcy Trustee took over the operations of the company, I think that as a result of their investigation into the financial dealings of Signature Apparel, the IRS and State were brought in to investigate and conduct an audit, and as a result, all of the monies drawn out of Signature Apparel attributable to Jac-Ass were then audited and she was taxed on these monies. She is probably correct that this was an audit of the monies she received in 2006.

    I would also bet that all of the monies attributable to Jac-Ass were performed at the direction of her husband, without her knowledge, thus the BS excuses coming from her now. I could be wrong, but I am familiar with how bankruptcy works and the powers of the Bankruptcy Trustee. Very often, the IRS gets involved and audits these accounts and tax assessments are made.

    My final bet would be this will not be the last tax assessment made against her. I think more are soon to come….stay tuned folks!

    • Buck Henry
      April 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      And not just her, Chris Laurita may be getting some tax things also. Because when you don’t pay taxes on ill gotten gains you get in trouble (which is a catch 22 because if you admit to these gains then it makes it easy to prosecute). You’re correct, this won’t be the last and I think the trustee will continue to dig to find all their assets and all the paths that the money went from Signature to Chris and company. They are screwed and I think Chris knows that deep down.

      • RahRah
        April 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        Buck Henry,

        As husband and wife I wondered why she is being sued solely? It seems all their assets are in her name?

    • RahRah
      April 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      I think in any case where fraud may have occured would send a big red flag to the state and federal tax authorities.

  23. Anoneemouse
    April 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    This is probably why, too, she DM’d someone last year and bragged she made a million dollars the year before!

  24. AutumnL
    April 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    It is extremely telling that Jacaholic is reduced to appearing with Melissa at trade shows to earn a quick buck.

    Jac’s family is in denial & have been in denial about her issues. To them, all is well–even though for more than a couple of years, viewers & ppl interacting with her, have observed how wack she really is.

    When S:1 was going, it seems like Jachole was one of the first to get on Twitter. I remember looking at the pics she uploaded-& some were from a bachelorette party for one of her nieces. She had a couple of pics showing a punch bowl with a big long rubber diXXo flopping out the side. I commented on how I thought it was inappropriate b/c her high school daughter & others were present. She immediately DMd me to justify & make excuses as to why having minors at an adult-themed party was okay!

    RE: Signature Apparel — I believe (summing up) Chris Laurita & his brother signed agreements with a few of the profitable contracts before the company went under, as consultants. They take a percentage of the profits, thus guaranteeing them an income, even though everyone else lost out. An attorney could probably explain better, but I think that’s the basic gist of it.

    • Buck Henry
      April 26, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      Your correct and other agreements too, but the problem is that THEY where the reason why company went under. They drained it and used that company as their private piggy bank. And once they started seeing that it was coming to an end they made agreements on the side to continue to get money from contracts that should have went to the company and it’s creditors but instead like the other money went to them. He’s in serious shit and he knows it.

  25. vallygirl
    April 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    I checked out Jacko’s website JL Enterprises and it’s just Amway she’s selling, MLM of all things I thought it was a real business she owned all this time. Just over priced junk I know for a fact because I got sucked into Amway a few years ago!

  26. Egg roll
    April 26, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    So I guess all the housewives should be bankrupt! I’m guessing Melissa will be next ! These women are not very responsible ! So stupid! They make more than most women! They also enjoy the travels and perks! If you can’t make your $11k house payment them you can’t afford to live there! I also think that they pay Nicolas dr bills. They are the parents! What do they want a cookie?’ Cut back on the booze!

    • Buck Henry
      April 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      And the funny thing about the 11k house payment is that the way they spent money and such they could easily have paid that payment and/or the house in a lump sum. They didn’t because they where using that money and spending like no tomorrow. And I still say that Caroline along with other family members including her husband got money from Chris. Just looking at the credit cards (40 of them) tells me that maybe a few of the Manzo’s had some of his credit cards. Also I’m sure Albert got money because he had the town in lockdown because of his friendship with the sheriff and Bernie from NYPD and such. So if Chris needed something he paid and for the favor.

  27. April 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Cohen says no Staub… insert sad face emotocon

  28. April 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 31m
    I need your help dolls! Please try not to buy Fabulicious:OnTheGrill until May 7 or it won’t count toward the NYT list. Thank you!!!!! xx

    This stinks, I already have mine!

    • princessvodka
      April 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      You’re going to have to buy another one now 😀

  29. Jeannie5233
    April 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    I have come to the conclusion “reality TV” is not only stranger than fiction; it is stranger than real life! Teresa really is the good employee:

    Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 5h
    Happy happy birthday @JacLaurita ! xx

    9:48 AM – 26 Apr 13

    • April 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      ? Oh well, she’s better than me. “Rising” above.

    • April 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Can’t see a response from Jac considering she lives her life on twitter.

  30. April 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Okay I didn’t read the whole post or comments.
    Jacqueline is full of shit!
    All her bravo blogs she mentioned AcneOne ( she likes it so much but didnt give to her daughter to use) and told u when ordering to enter JAC for a discount ( really credit for her ) and she mentioned he stupid online boutique EVErY blog last season!!!!!!!!
    Okay! I’m going to read now.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bravo+tv+jacqueline+laurita+acneone+use+discount+code&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari <~~~ I'm serious see 4ur self!

  31. April 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Oh goodness. Is that the salon that is Jac’s where the fight broke out at? They said wasnt open yet, no film permit and WJ said in court Johnny was told not to go?

    • April 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Time will tell … those are rumors. There is also a rumor on Faux that Johnny has a letter from Bravo inviting him. Who knows?

  32. yup
    April 26, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    tvfishbowl has a blind item from April 5th–they don’t say which franchise, but my first thought was NJ. They say one of the husbands is facing a grand jury indictment which might force Bravo to shut down the filming and cancel that franchise. They said a “business” associate of the husband was arrested and ratted him out. Now he’s being investigated for money laundering and drug dealing (apparently he runs a major drug network spanning several states).


    • April 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM


      • April 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

        That BLK van could be very handy…. BWAHAHAH!

        • April 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM

          I just don’t Chris as a drug dealer … I see it more being Miami.

          • April 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

            Oh Miami… how very Scarface, although we don’t really know what Alexis’ hubby does…
            I’ve always thought BLK resembled bong water – not that a good Catholic School Girl/ Mother would know what that is.

            • April 27, 2013 at 1:03 AM

              OMG … I am laughing my ass off right now Sackem. It does look like bong water from the males that were too lazy to clean the bong, but hopefully it doesn’t smell like it — ya know I have watched documentaries … cough, cough.

              Didn’t think about Jim … he does seem slimy.

              • April 27, 2013 at 3:24 AM

                … We must have watched the same docos….

                • princessvodka
                  April 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

                  I think I’ve see that documentary too!

                  • April 28, 2013 at 5:07 AM


    • April 27, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Wouldn’t we hear about that by now? Seriously, someone would have seen this or heard about it and word would have gotten out… much more than a blind item. Anyway, if it is true my guess is Jimbo, Alexis from OC creepy husband.

  33. yup
    April 26, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    (like mother, like daughter):

    Ashlee Holmes ‏@ashleeholmes 20 Apr
    I’m open and honest about everything. I don’t deny shit. I will ALWAYS tell the truth. Nice try ‘haters’.

    • April 26, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      No one on this planet ALWAYS tells the truth. You are indoctrined as a child as when to be honest and when to smile and do the little white lies.

      I think these D list celebrities coined the term haters and buy continually using it when someone says something they don’t like then they are a “hater”. I personally dislike the work hate as to me it is very strong. I also am amazed that they are calling the fans (revenue) of the show haters. If someone posts something that they feel is hateful, ignore it and move on.

      Jac, Ashlee, Lauren, Wakiles (including their kids), The Gorgas have all been vicious on this front with fans. I guess it just goes to show stupid is as stupid does.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 26, 2013 at 9:19 PM

        Remember when Teresa said she appreciates not only her fans but the viewers who also do not like her because she realizes that ALL of the viewers are important and she wouldn’t be where she is without them? She understands the game – the rest of them don’t. You don’t bite the hand that feeds you. It is one of the reasons she is so successful while the others. . . .not so much. They have no one else to blame but themselves.

        • April 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM

          Yes it was in one of her blogs. She gets it and works it … I say good for her. The others are trying but can’t resist zinging the fans. After the backlash Kathy got for the Army of Idiots comment it was amazing to see all her and her scum husbands tweets deleted (right before her Cannoli launch). Rich still can’t resist getting obnoxious still but quickly deletes the tweet(s).

          • April 27, 2013 at 5:01 PM

            Exactly… which is why Teresa doesn’t block anyone and doesn’t respond to negative tweets. Not that I tweet, but I read a bunch of blogs and many of the posters tweet… this is what they’ve said. Apparently, Jac is the queen of twitter blockers. And I agree… the term “haters” is so annoying. It also makes them feel better to think “haters” are just “jealous.” UGH – both excuses are tired and over used.

  34. April 27, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    Have any of you ever seen the video Jac posted of Nicholas singing his ABCs? I can’t remember where I saw it, but I’d like to know what you all think of it. Anyone got a link?

    • holy cannoli
      April 27, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      @ morgaineswann

      I saw it on her twitter. it was a keek video she did. Check out her twitter, and geek videos she probably still has it on there.

  35. April 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I heard it was like $55 million?? Them numbers dot add up to $55 million?

    • yup
      April 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      That’s the business bankruptcy. A whole other can of worms. They are $crewed.

      • April 27, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        They have 2? bankruptcy cases? I thought it was a business bankruptcy? What is the other one then?

        • yup
          April 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

          oops, sorry for the confusion. I meant they have:
          1 – owe IRS & home in pre-foreclosure
          2 – $55 million bankruptcy

          • April 27, 2013 at 6:59 PM

            Yes but how did the figure of $55 mill come from? The amounts fame has in the post don’t add up to that much either. KWIM?

            • April 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM

              The bankruptcy is $55 million. This is the amount they stuck their creditors, a cancer foundation, etc. with. The figures in Fame’s article represent the amount of that $55 million that the Laurita’s misappropriated for their own personal use. When you run a company you cannot take money from this company’s account and rent a private plane for personel use or take lavish vacations. I also suspect there was some type of fundraiser for the Kormen Foudation. Perhaps for every shirt purchased a part of that would go to the charity.

              • April 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM

                Oh the misappropriation of funds.. sorry.. (Sometimes I do breeze through it..Shhh don’t tell no one!!)
                Yes the komen was 18k That komen paid in advance! That made me sick!

                Did u notice the names of their businesses? fivebrotherllc etc.

              • April 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM

                Is there a list that shows it all? I heard there is like 30 companies they ripped off. Ugh!!

              • April 27, 2013 at 8:23 PM

                One more thing. When u have a company and say like you even f up $5 million dollars, that cause 30 million in damage, KWIM?

            • Jeannie5233
              April 27, 2013 at 8:33 PM

              $55 million represents the total amount Signature Apparel’s creditors are claiming is owed. The list Fame has posted is only a partial one. Here are a few more companies – but this again is not a complete list:

              ◾Susan G Komen Cancer Foundation $18,000
              ◾Federal Express $14,300
              ◾American Express $$83,000
              ◾UPS $9,500
              ◾Ikon Financial $95,000
              ◾Artful Holdings, LLC $10,350,000
              ◾Studio IP Holdings, LLC $20,700,000
              ◾CitiGroup Commercial $200,000◾Daihwa $456,000
              ◾Hitch & Trail, Inc. $3,699,000
              ◾Putnam Leasing $444,000
              ◾GiftTex: $96,000
              ◾Talful, LTD $4,750,000
              ◾Harvestway Ltd $5,051,000

              Source: FRE – RHONJ: Jacqueline Laurita’s Personal Exposure and Signature Apparel’s Creditors list $55 Million in Claims

              • Buck Henry
                April 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM

                Your totally correct, totally. They do owe 55 million and this is what driving Chris nuts to be honest with you. He knows that no matter what he won’t walk out of this free and clear, it just won’t happen with this many creditors wanting money for either not being paid or creditors wanting money from said places where the money shouldn’t have went too. I know what many of your are thinking, it can’t happen he would have known before hand that he couldn’t get away with a bankruptcy fraud this big it all must be a lie.

                You have to remember, when Chris and his family started into this they got in over their heads. They meant for the company to be a simple one that they could use and then drain (remember goodfellas when the mob guys took over the restaurant, they drained that place and racked up bills and then when they couldn’t get any more money from loans or customers they burned it down literally) and burn down metaphorically. But once the money started to come in in the millions they where the big shots around town and Caroline (she was along for the ride to along with her husband and kids if you don’t believe that I have a bride to sell you) was able to act like the Don. This is where the family was taking trips on private jets, using credit cards, moving large amounts of money, and using some of those companies to buy stuff that they shouldn’t have and they creditors want money from them and in turn the company is suing the Laurita’s.

                Caroline and her family and even Albert act like they are smart and on top of things, but they are a bunch of hoods and low end at that. They thought this would be simple and it turned out that it didn’t become simple and they are in the worst position imaginable. The Federal govt. (which they can’t bribe or talk to like the state sometimes to make things go away) has a bead on them and they can’t shake it. And they are hopeing with false hope that they can just ride it out but it won’t work.

                Also here’s something else to work on too. Did Chris and JacDaniels and the rest of the Lauritas pay IRS taxes on those big checks they received? They may see another federal govt. organization coming for them.

              • April 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM

                Holy shit! That’s wrong! So wrong! All them private jets etc. now I hope BLK fails. They are gonna Nic autism as sympathy. Sad.

              • April 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

                Jeannie, thanks for getting those figures from FRE. Since the original complaint was filed (which I found online and included in this article), other creditors have come forward (but I don’t have access to the amended complaint). FRE has the updates on the case and the amount (which totals $55 million) creditors are claiming are owed to them by the Laurita brothers:


  36. HappyHollydays
    April 27, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again just 3 littlewords …. Please fire her ass,,,,, well,,, ok 4 words

  37. April 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Another reason this doesn’t make sense. If it’s true that the Lauritas only missed one payment when the bank decided to foreclose, why would the bank do a modification? Because of ONE missed payment back in Feb of 2012? Either they missed more than the one payment (Maybe they haven’t paid SINCE Feb of 2012? That sounds like a long time however.), or the bank wants their collateral back because they know of all of the Lauritas’ problems and they can use that one missed payment as an excuse to do so. As I said, if they haven’t paid since Feb 2012, that does sound like a long time before the bank would do something, however, they could have been trying to work with them (i.e. mortgage modification) and it didn’t pan out like the Lauritas would have liked. So NOW the bank has no other choice than to foreclose.

    Whatever the case I guess only time will tell. You know darn well no one’s going to get the truth from either Jac or Chris.

  38. HappyHollydays
    April 27, 2013 at 4:19 PM


    • April 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM

      I haven’t seen her on here in a while. I kind of miss her as her posts was always humorous when you could actually understand them. I hope she is doing well.

      • HappyHollydays
        April 27, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        I haven’t seen her either… thats why I asked…… While she does have some rather odiferous postings on here, I wouldn’t want anything bad to have happened…

    • April 28, 2013 at 5:06 AM

      Yeah, she’s been MIA for a while, I kind of miss her.

  39. princessvodka
    April 27, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    How does one become so greedy and feel so entitled as to get themselves in a mess such as this?!!!!

  40. April 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Ladies & gentleman-these people are in A LOT of trouble. I work in law & believe me-she can try to spin this all she wants, but I’m tired of her insulting my (and everyone else’s) intelligence.

    And then you have the people that actually BELIEVE what she says. They have not a clue how completely sickening their lying, frauding, stealing, manipulating, etc..is.

    And then for this woman to have the audacity to state “autism treatments are expensive, ya know” WHO THE HELL DOES THAT? As if it isn’t bad enough what they’ve done, she uses her son’s diagnosis to downplay what her & her husband have done long before Nic was even diagnosed?

    These people can’t even be described as shady. I don’t even know the word(s) to attach them. Furthermore, and I mean this sincerely, they ARE in A LOT of trouble. It disgusts me to no end how people can be so morally corrupt, lie, cheat, steal and then play on people’s (her fans..UGH) TRUE emotions & real life problems all for the sake of trying to obtain pity & gain exposure AWAY from the extremely disturbing corrupt life they lead (have lead) by using their sons diagnosis.

    It’s not even desperate. It’s disgusting & disturbing.

    • April 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      So true Bliss!

    • . Cee-See
      April 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      @Bliss, your post was perfect in describing the LauritaLosers. I’ve known people who use others ‘Pity’ emotion as a way to justify previous behavior. Manipulating someone’s pity seems to be something Jacqueline uses as one her last options when looking for positive acknowledgment. Where else would Ashlee/Ashley learn how to manipulate others at a young age? We learn what we see!!!

    • elemcee
      April 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      These things occurred not only before Nic was diagnosed, when most of these dirty dealings occurred Nic was not even born. It is beyond appalling that Jac would use autism as an excuse for their financial troubles when Nic would not have been born yet.

  41. April 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    They will probably get away with it. Hasn’t Donald Trump declared business bankruptcy twice?
    He’s still rolling along. I confess I don’t know how these things work.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      I think the difference would be Trump hasn’t used his business assets to finance his personal life and the investigation into Signature Apparel has turned up some shadiness already – Chris Laurita was caught lying by the authorities and it has been found that computers,files etc. have been tampered with and/or “lost”. I don’t think that will be looked upon very well in the Lauritas’ favor.

  42. Sydney
    April 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Melissa has a court date

    • April 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      They are prosecuting people for singing badly in New Jersey? Is Gorganize a crime?

      • holy cannoli
        April 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        LOL, Moma

      • Sydney
        April 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        LOL and she didn’t have her kid in a safe seat, no insurance, unclear license, no car registration

        • holy cannoli
          April 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

          What is this all about,@ Sydney/

          I have heard/ read nothing about this.

          • April 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM

            It’s over on AllAboutTheRH. Nice going Meho.

            • holy cannoli
              April 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM

              @ mz

              Thanks, I just read it on there. I wonder if it’s true?

              • April 28, 2013 at 1:28 PM

                I find it hard to believe she would not have the kid(s) in car seats. Also the fines are rather low. In AZ that would be closer to 1500 bucks.

                • holy cannoli
                  April 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM

                  I do too @ mz

      • Dubbalicious
        April 28, 2013 at 5:08 PM


  43. Anna
    April 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Read it here!

    For once Melissa is in some hot water and it’s completely her own fault and NOT family related. The reality star was driving her white Bentley through Boonton, N.J. When a police officer pulled her over for speeding. Apparently in this case, Melissa’s good looks didn’t get her anywhere. She tried to talk the cop into letting her go, but according to the May 6th edition of National Enquirer, he told her to relax because it was going to take a while to write all five of her tickets.
    Melissa had neither her registration or proof of insurance, her kid wasn’t in a child safety seat and she had unclear license plates. Those things alone came with a fine of $598 and a court date set for this coming Tuesday. While relatives have told Melissa just to pay it and move on, the tough mom of three thinks she can get the whole thing dropped and intends to put up a good fight. She insists that she wasn’t speeding and so when that is introduced to the judge they will throw out all of the other charges as well.
    Should Melissa just suck it up and pay up? Is this really worth the fight? Doesn’t she have enough to battle her way through already with her family? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

    • April 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Thank you both, Sydney and Anna.

      • Sydney
        April 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        NP momajackie

    • Jeannie5233
      April 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      It’s Teresa’s fault!!!

      • Jeannie5233
        April 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM

        In all seriousness, this is a rumor, published originally by the National Enquirer and has not been substantiated. So, until it is, who knows how true it is?!

        • holy cannoli
          April 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM

          Exactly, Jeanne

  44. April 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Just found when Richard was starting to notice what a horrible Mother Jacquelyn was/is: “…So anyway, this whole saga has been going on for some time now, back and forth, back and forth, and Danielle has finally reached her breaking point. She can’t deal with the Facebook flaming anymore! So she called up her friend Sgt. Rico in Vice down at her favorite precinct and said “I can’t do this anymowah. Arrest huh.” But of course they couldn’t actually arrest her because she hadn’t done anything criminal. So Danielle decided to tell Jacqueline — poor goo-eyed Jacqueline — that Bouffant had threatened to kill her. The semantics of this were interesting* in that Bouffant said “We all, including God who really approves of what I’m doing, know that you are going straight to h-e-double-you-know-where,” but Danielle was all “SHE SAID SHE WAS GOING TO KILL ME,” bug eyes bugging out of her bug face. Those are not the same thing. Bouffant didn’t really say she was going to kill her. But his is what Danielle told Jacqueline and Jacqueline said “The perfect way to deal with this is to go to a restaurant with my camera crew and Teresa and then call Bouffant on the phone and tell her I’m mad and have her come down to the restaurant.” Remember when your mom would do that with you? When you’d hide a report card or dent the car? When she’d go down to a restaurant with her special needs friend and her camera crew and would then call you and have you come to the restaurant to explain yourself? It’s just a classic parenting trick….” LOL! 🙂

    • Jeannie5233
      April 28, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      From now on, I’m just calling you “Kitten”!

      Anyway, I want to thank you for posting these – I’ve never read them before and they are funny!!

    • . Cee-See
      April 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      I looked up this Richard Lawson’s RHoNJ recaps and they are hysterical when describing Jax and Ashlee aka Bouffet. Mr. Lawson seemed to get a kick of Melania, especially Melania’s ‘Gimme Pizza you old Troll!’ episode! You know, Jax, Chris, Ashlee, Meli, Joey even Caroline and her spawn can learn a thing or two from Melania in that the lil’ girl is just herself. She doesn’t try too hard, or doesn’t seem to care, what she says as long as she’s happy and having fun!

      • old news
        April 28, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        i miss richard lawson’s recaps. its his recaps that got me into the show in the first place.

  45. April 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Hi Jeannie and yes aren’t they a hoot? I think I was more addicted to his recaps than the Housewives! The RHoNY recaps were my fave…his take on the Countess should have won a Pulitzer/Peabody?!!.. lol! 🙂 Re-reading a few has been fun and somewhat prophetic…like the one above from 2010 basically asking WHO DOES THAT to their teen-age daughter? I remember the eppie that Jac wanted Chris to punish Bouffant for her “unbeWeavable” Facebook antics re Danielle,,,but all the while laughing and egging Ashley on? I think that’s when I first started feeling a bit of compassion for Ashlee, which only increased as we watched her grow up … the public humiliation at the hands of her Mom (remember that restaurant scene with her bio-Dad? *shudder*,) the creepy mixed messages from Shady Lurker Chris coupled with the Manzo “cousins” condescension/superiority…Is it any wonder she turned out the way she has? 😦

    And doesn’t it make it all the more beweavable (sorry, couldn’t resist) that she’d exploit her so-called autistic son for a story line?


    PS: Yes, I’m on laptop, which seems to somehow change my name…was just getting used to Oprah when I became Abraham Lincoln…now Most Likely. lol Keeping you and your Beloved Mom in my daily prayers…hope everyone else is doing good as well?! It’s cold, gray and dreary here in MO.

  46. April 28, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Just one more and I promise to stop Famey…here you can see the recap was better than the show Jeannie>>>”… Then… Well… Then Ramona began to dance. She danced a feverish, crazed tarantella. It was as if radio broadcasts sent from far out in other galaxies had been translated into dance moves. She swayed and jutted and the party guests became mesmerized. Their pupils twirled and glazed over, their limbs fell slack and limp. Ramona kept dancing, a blue aura appearing around her. She danced and danced and danced. The party guests began to crumple to the ground. Down went Paterson. Down went Bethenny. Down went Devorah, lost to the murky glow of the swimming pool. Down went everyone. And Ramona continued to dance. She swirled and bucked, tacked and jibbed. A strange hum filled the night air. It wasn’t the sound of crickets or tree frogs, no it was something else. Something older, something more foreign. It was the sound of planets being born, of whole milky strands of solar systems springing to new, dazzling life. Ramona continued to dance and dance and dance—manic belly-waving, potent rump-rumpery.

    When everyone came to, they were back at their houses. They all felt a strange new calm. Something elemental had shifted in them, but they weren’t sure what. None of them remembered what had happened, but they all felt different. Bethenny walked into her kitchen and saw her tequila and lime on the counter. “Fuck it,” she said. And she made herself a non-SkinnyGirl margarita. She made a real margarita. And she enjoyed it. Jill went back to the wiggleworm and said “You know what love? I trust your judgment. C’mon, let’s get lunch. I’m buying.” They strolled into the summer air, laughing about some silly old joke. Kelly sat at her dining room table, looking at all the empty riches around her. Such treasures, such wastes. She sighed and thought, if only for a fleeting second, maybe I’ll go back to school. Alex and Simon, even though they weren’t at the party Ramona’s dance still touched them, stopped the car. They parked, got out. “Hey Frank, Joe,” Alex said to the kids. “How about we go see a movie, and then maybe get Happy Meals?” The kids cheered and clapped and the family walked down their quiet Brooklyn street, together.

    Crackerjacks walked out to the backyard, lifted up a fake stone, and retrieved a hidden pack of cigarettes. She lit one and watched the trees in the wind. She loved that sound, she realized, more than any other. That hisss of summertime passing, that glorious, sad whisper of the blue world turning. I’d like to be a bridge, she thought. Or a pelican. Suddenly her clothing seemed off, nothing quite fit right. She stubbed out the cigarette and went back inside. Impulsively she ran upstairs and packed a small overnight bag. She ran out the door, got in the car and drove. She drove all night, finally pulling off the interstate at 3 in the morning. She stopped the car and looked out the windshield. There it was. Its sign older and more worn, but still readable. The Canary Club. LuAnn stepped out of the car and stared hard at the rutty old building. “I beat you,” she said. She yelled it again. “I beat you!!” She raged, throwing stones, kicking the building’s walls. She wasn’t sure if it would really help, but for the moment, she felt better. Finally she fell to the ground and began weeping. “Forgive me,” she begged. “Please forgive me.”

    Above all of this, Ramona was the Milky Way, she was clouds and stars, dragonflies and junebugs. Her lonely dance complete, there was no more on this Earth for Ramona to do (until next week.) So she became the night sky, became atmosphere, became energy. She’s protecting us, I think. All of us. From invasion, from meteors, from ourselves.

    And I thank her, I guess, for that.”

    • April 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      We love them Spaghetti Kitten… keep ’em coming!

  47. April 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    “Crackerjacks” is LuAnn btw….funny it became a nickname for Jacquelyn.

      April 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      i wrote something up thread this am and left my computer on ,i think my daughter has been on reading all day ,im not sure,but if any of you have responded ,thank you ,GOD is good and his mercy is everlasting.blessings til we talk again.all will be fine ,she knows so many love and pray for her.celi

      • April 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

        Sending positive energy and lots of prayers your way Celi!

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM

        Celi, I am not very proficient at recalling bible verse but I always recall the end of one that says something to the effect” and there will be joy in the morning”. Sometimes that simple bit is a lifeline in stormy seas and I truly wish you and your family ……joy in the morning. It may not be tomorrow or next week but there will be brighter days ahead. As my dear Momma would say ” stars in your crown” Miss Celi, stars in your crown for all that you have been through and for the enduring love you surround those you love with every day. You are a testament to the strength and courage of mothers.

        • Jeannie5233
          April 29, 2013 at 8:15 AM

          Celi IS a testament to the strength and courage of mothers and women everywhere. Because that is what we women do – we are the glue that holds everything together.

          Celi – do not forget, through all of this, to take moments for yourself. Your family needs you and you need to take care of yourself as well.

      • Jeannie5233
        April 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        My dearest celi – This is in response to what you wrote to me upthread. . . .

        You could never, ever be a disappointment to me. I actually look to you for inspiration as you are the epitome of what I personally need at times. I look to you when I falter because in you I see a survivor – someone who has been through great hardship and sorrow yet your faith sustains you. Many times throughout my life my faith has wavered, it is only recently that I have found solace and comfort again through it. Through you I am reminded that while this life brings hardship and trials, it also brings us inexplicable joy which is what I must remind myself to remember every day. You inspire ME celi to be a better person – you help me know that I can get through bad days and I will be okay. Please know celi – you and your family will be okay – there is great love there and you are the heartbeat of your family, so how could you not be?

        I could never be upset with you and I am so glad you are able to come here and let out whatever you need to. We all care about you and are here for you. I KNOW in my heart you pray for my mom and that means soo much to me – don’t ever forget that. Please know that you, your daughter and your entire blessed family are in my prayers as well. I am sending you hugs, and much love celi – please know that I have the utmost respect for you – always.

        • JUS ME FOR NOW
          April 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM

          we really appreciate all the sweet kind comments,the bible verses will be in my pocket ,
          have you ever hurt so that you read what you wrote and dont even recognize the pain that is written,we do love you all for the kind words,.i will read them ofteni dont even know why i came on today but JESUS is in control and know what we need when we need it .
          thank you ms jeannie ,i dont know the names of all that have written but thank you all ms fame sent me scripture ,i cry that you all care for my child ,suffer the lil children to come unto ME says our LORD. strength comes from every word you wrote.i cant thank you all enough. good nite

          • April 29, 2013 at 8:28 AM

            You are just incredible Celi. Much love to you all!

  48. April 29, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Country Club/Failed Law School aftermath: “…That important work done, Jacqueline decided to head home and deal with Bouffant. Something needed to be done about this weave-pulling fiasco. So she put on her best blue leopard-print pajama sweatshirt and told Bouffant to put on her favorite pink zebra-print pajamas, and they had a very serious conference in the Sleeptime Safari room. Jacqueline wanted La Bouff to can it with all the Facebooking and antagonizing. Danielle is clearly an emotionally shattered woman who thinks everyone’s out to get her, so maybe it would be best to not prove her right by being out to get her. Bouffant did not like this. Bouffant shook her alarmingly hat-free head and said “Whatevurh.” This was her sadistically cliched teen response to everything. “Whatevurh.” Jacqueline shook her head. In a far off room, the baby cried. She went to tend to it, leaving an opening for Papa Jacqui to enter and speak with his daughter. “You fucked up.” “Whatevurh.” “Are you gonna be able to pay for a lawyer and court fees?” “No. Whatevurh.” “Why don’t you quit the sassmouth before I throw you out of here.” “Whatevurh.” It was just most infuriating thing on the planet. She is the worst teenager I’ve seen on TV in a long, long time. I just hate how she’s playing up for the cameras — she can’t give in to her parents because then her fans will think she’s weak and childish and not cool, she needs to be above it and over it and just like, ohmgod, so Hills about it. Except on The Hills, as bad as those clownmonsters are, they don’t go around ripping fake hair out of 50-year-old ladies’ heads. That’s not something they do on that show. So Bouffant is shooting herself in the hoof most of the time. If you don’t act like a complete trashbucket idiot half the time, you won’t have to spend the other half saying “Whatevurh” when confronted with your trashbucket ways! It’s not hard math. Well, maybe for Bouffant it is hard. Maybe for her. In the end Papa Jacqui said “There is to be no more anything about Danielle from you ever again. Otherwise, I’m kicking you out of the house.” No posting “last night was unbeWEAVEable” on your Facebook anymore, Bouffant. Or else. Will she be able to restrain herself? Will she backslide? We’ll have to… WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. [gunshot]

    There was a scene of Teresa telling her husband Bulldawg the story, and he nodded and asked why Bouffz had pulled the hair and Teresa said that the girl thought her mom had been hit. “Don’t you think Zeppolina would go after some lady if I got hit?” Bulldawg nodded again, a small, proud smile on his face. “Yes, yes I do.” And he was so happy. Because it was true. Because that is what these people value. Toughness. Victory. Nothing else. Teresa and Bulldawg drank wine, wanting to jump all over each other. They played pool and Teresa accentuated her “Clevelage” to distract her husband. Ah Clevelage. Drew Carey’s favorite town.

    Other than the fight stuff, we had our beautiful griffin god Albie dealing with his shameful law school problems. Well, they’re not that shameful, mostly because he’s managed (or tried, at least) to flip the script and make it all the school’s fault. He went to his lawyer and laid out his case, saying that his learning disability had been ignored and discounted, that he was the victim of so very much. Caroline was so proud of him! Albie was playing the victim just like — Whoa, wait? Just like… Danielle. Did they not see this parallel? Did they not find those two strings hanging in the dark and realize that they must be tied together? Albie has a bit of a persecution complex when it comes to law school! How about that. For all of his honeycomb good looks and that goopy caramel smear of a smile, Albie feels embarrassed, which then makes him act cornered and insulted. He went to speak with his lawyer about getting kicked out of school for bad grades. Oh, Albie. What are we to make of you after that? What are we to think when you later say “I’m no pussy.” (You are allowed to say this on Bravo now?) Shouldn’t one accept the fact that one couldn’t hack it at Seton Hall and got asked to leave because of bad grades, rather than seeing a lawyer and blaming the learning disorder? If you blame it now, you’re going to have to blame it for the rest of your life. Do you really want those water buckets on your shoulders? I think not, my dear crème brûlée prince (all eggy and hard on the outside). I think not. I worry for you. I see the sad daggers in Caroline’s eyes, and I worry for you.

    Look at Danielle! A life of blaming other things. An existence held together by gum and excuses. An entire story of attacks and slights. No one wants that. How lonely and weird, how bald. Attacked at a country club. Betrayed by your energist. Let down by the Weave Police. I think it might be time to pack bags and move on, dear Beverly. I think your time in Franklin Lakes has met its end. What more is there to do? You have sat weeping in the back of another person’s (a Judas too!) chauffeured automobile and you have called 911 because of weave. That means it’s time. See the signs in the energist’s Snapple tea leaves, dear Danielle. Feel the wind change as you drive in your Posche Meerkat convertible. The elements are trying to tell you something. They are. Maybe it is your duty to do one last thing, Danielle, and then you should leave.

    Should you walk into a bar and see a weeping lion angel sitting hunched over an appletini, should it be Albie, should you go over to him and find yourself saying, despite yourself, cigarette smoke curling through your acrylic hair, “What’s the matter?” And should he say “My learning disability and the mean old school say I can’t be a lawyer.” Should all that happen, you must put your hand on his and stroke it with that long talon thumb of yours, and say “Baby, it’s too long a life to sit in the backseat asking ‘Where am I going?’, to keep blaming the bus for missing your stop. Hey, I should know, huh?” You say that to him, Danielle, for it would be the right thing to say. And you take him and treat him good when you lead him out behind the bar and you make tender, blameless love to each other up against the wall and he sobs the whole time. You pat his head when you are done, you say “See you when… Well, I’ll just see you.” And you get in your car and you leave him behind, imbued with a strange new confidence, and you drive your convertible faster and faster, the skyline of the great big city fading to pebble size behind you, the moonlight new and bright, your hair feeling full and free, remarkably weightless, gloriously untugged…”

    • Cee_See
      April 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

      Richard Lawson is very creative when he ‘recaps’ episodes! I love the way he writes his words to mirror a Jersey accent!

  49. kay
    April 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Melissa Gorga tweeted… Joey’s loving his birthday dinner! #familia

    fan responded to Melissa’s tweet… Familia is Spanish. Jus sayin lol. Thought you are Italian?!?!

    Melissa Gorga tweeted back… oops! You’re right..

    This woman is like nails on a chalk board! I am a hugh reality fan and have my favorite websites about the shows. Fame is absolutely my favorite website. So posted here sorry its off topic. I might need therapy from all this …lol….my friends tell me I have no life…ok so…lmao.

    So is Melissa…italian or spanish? bilingual?

    So is Melissa’s book…love italian style? love spanish style?

    She is little miss everything…………as she so proudly states on her twitter page.

    You would think she would say she meant to put “familia”. Just so she would not look so fake and stupid. But no she puts “oops! You’re right” and removes all doubt!

    • Jeannie5233
      April 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Melissa – for future reference, the Italian word for family is ‘famiglia’.

  50. April 29, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Yes, she is “miss everything”, as in she is missing many important events in her children’s lives. This woman has no idea how much she is missing. Up until my children were about 12, they had a birthday party each and every year. They looked forward to having friends and family celebrating with them. Opening gifts, eating cake, playing hide and seek outdoors, games, sometimes it was better than Christmas morning, especially the years when Barney and Strawberry Short Cake made a visit, not to mention the yellow dog character.

    I saw that picture on Babble. I believe that little boy would have been happier at a pizza or burger restaurant. It looked more like Melissa and Joe were just eating out and tweeting the photo of Joey was an afterthought. Why were there two bottles of wine on the table and no birthday cake?

    If Melissa would just realize the precious time she is missing with her children. I use to enjoy planning my children’s parties. The feeling I got when I saw their faces, when I had somehow managed to pull off that big surprise. Watching them playing with their friends and cousins, those moments are priceless.

    It makes me proud that my daugthers-in-law celebrate my grandchildren’s birthdays the way a child’s birthday should be celebrated.

    Shame on Melissa.

    • April 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      We did celebrate their birthdays after they were 12. These later years each child planned what they wanted to do on their special day.

      • April 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        I have done something similar with my daughter and the moments were priceless. When she hit about 15-16, she decided she wanted to just eat out with the immediate family and a friend (her choice of restaurants have increased in price each year). When she turned 21, she decided she wanted a big party with close friends and family (50 of us). We did it the banquet rooms of a local Italian restaurant and it was lovely. She already has the restaurant picked out for her 22nd … Ruth’s Chris or Maestro’s.

        • April 29, 2013 at 3:36 PM

          I love Ruth’s Chris. The first steakhouse was in New Orleans and owned by Chris Matulich. It wasn’t until Ruth Fertel took over, that the restaurant became successful. She was always featured in the local news as a pioneer. She was a divorced, single mother, owned and ran a business, which employed only single mother’s as wait staff. She is the one who made Ruth’s Chris what it is today.

          • April 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM

            Wow, I didn’t know that. Thanks for the lesson moma. I love learning these types of tidbits. They are may favorite steakhouse along with Maestro’s, but I like Morton’s and Flemings as well. I went to the Capital Grille and was very unimpressed.

            • April 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM

              Here is an excerpt from a local paper about Ruth Fertel. This was published in 2011, she is still remembered here years after her death.

              THE EMPRESS OF STEAK

              If Rodney Fertel was the wealthy eccentric, Ruth was the driven pragmatist. Ruth Ann Udstad was born in a town called Happy Jack — about 60 miles downriver from New Orleans — into an Alsatian family of amazing cooks who hunted and fished. The famous creamed spinach served at Ruth’s Chris Steak House is her uncle’s recipe.

              She was the star in her family; her brother Sig’s GI benefits from World War II were used to send her to Louisiana State University at age 15. She graduated with honors in physics and chemistry. She was an intensely competitive tomboy who loved to ride horses and to gamble.

              Ruth and Rodney Fertel were married from 1946 to 1958, and Rodney dragged the divorce through the courts for 10 years. Ruth worked to support her two sons, but worried about their futures: Randy was already plastering his bedroom with college stickers.

              Then she saw a “business for sale” ad for a steakhouse at 1100 Broad St. It had been established on her birthday, Feb. 2, 1927, and she took that as a good omen. In 1964, she bought Chris’ Steak House for $18,000 and taught herself everything from cutting meat to running the front of the house, hiring single mothers, like herself, as waitresses.

              Business boomed. Politicians started showing up.

              In 1976, a fire destroyed the original restaurant, but within a week Fertel had reopened as Ruth’s Chris Steak House in a building she owned just four blocks away at Broad and Orleans.

              The name changed because she had the rights to use Chris’ Steak House only at the original location.

              She bought two shotgun houses behind the restaurant, remodeled and connected them, and lived there the rest of her life.

              James, the former reporter, remembers that she “would not have missed a Friday before a major election at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. That was the political place to be if you wanted to get some scoops.”

              Fertel ran her business until she became ill, selling her restaurant chain in 1999 and dying three years later.

              • Jeannie5233
                April 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

                I wondered why the odd apostrophed name – now I know; so interesting!

              • April 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM

                Thanks Moma, what a lovely and inspirational story.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

            moma – I have a question for you. Quite awhile back I ate at the Commander’s Palace in Las Vegas. The food was scrumptious – it was my first REAL taste of New Orleans cuisine and I remember I had a bread pudding for dessert that was delicious. That restaurant has since closed. Is the original still standing and have you ever eaten there? I’ve never been to New Orleans and that would be on my to do list if I ever did visit.

            • April 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

              Commander’s Palace is tied (with two other local restaurants) for First Place, as my favorite place to dine. Besh’s Steakhouse and Galatoire’s are the other two on top of my list. Commander’s Palace is open and thriving, without a reservation there is no way to get in on a weekend or during a special event. I love the turtle soup and as you know, the bread pudding souffle’ (which is said Emeril perfected, while he was executive chef there) is to die for. It should be on everyone’s “to do” list if spending time in New Orleans. I especially love the Sunday jazz brunch.

              I had no idea they had opened one in Las Vegas.

              • Jeannie5233
                April 29, 2013 at 7:43 PM

                Coincidentally, it was located in what was then called the Desert Passage at the “new” Aladdin Hotel which went into bankruptcyand was bought out by Planet Hollywood. The Desert Passage was renamed the Miracle Mile Shops. If my memory servers me correctly, where the actual location the LV Commander’s Palace restaurant used to be there is now a bar and grill and off to the side is a tiny shop called The Sugar Factory and that is where Melissa and Joey Gorga made an appearance last month!

              • Dianna
                April 30, 2013 at 2:28 AM

                Have you tried Couchon’s. Wow!! Willie Mae’s the best fried chicken. Don’t go to Acme to eat oysters walk across the street to Felix’s. as you can tell I love to eat. When we are going to New Orleans I start planing meals!!!

                • Dianna
                  April 30, 2013 at 2:33 AM

                  Oh Pascal Manales. Dang, makes me want to jump in the car and go. We have been known to drive the 5 hours( less if my husband is driving) just to eat lunch and then come home.

  51. Sackem
    April 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    So Steresa posted photos of her and her girls at a get fit for Autism charity day on Facebook

  52. Sackem
    April 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Sorry: Games for Autism. Is this a Laurita thing? Internet issues.

    1 hour ago · 
    Pics from yesterday’s Games for Autism. Gabriella running, Audriana on the rowing machine (w/ supervision of course!), me & Rosie. Fun day!

    • April 29, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      I think I read Teresa’s gym might be involved with this event.

      • Sackem
        April 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Nothing on Jac’s twitter- says she was out of town visiting an Uncle. Oh could be a Charity -off!

        • Jeannie5233
          April 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM

          Jacs was visiting with her grandfather and her dad came into visit as well. I am assuming this is the grandpa who lost his wife last week (she did tweet it was her paternal grandmother who passed) and the family has gotten together to mourn her passing and celebrate her life.

        • Sackem
          April 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM

          Ps I have a question and may
          I preface it with a I hope no one takes offense because I know tone is hard to read at times.
          The question: do people go to NJ for treatment for Autism or are the incidents high and therefore the facilities have made a place there? I only ask because I did some reading around the subject when I was pregnant, not alot so I am by no means an expert, anyway one article suggested that Autism was appearing in clusters like cancer appears in clusters ie in particular areas due to environmental factors – think Erin Brockovick. I’m just curious as a few comments have mentioned the facilities there and there seems to be alot of charity efforts being made in that area or is it just because that is an area, NJ, of interest to us on this blog?

          • Jeannie5233
            April 29, 2013 at 6:22 PM

            In the most recent statistics I could find (2011), New Jersey is ranked 9th in the US for incidents of autism:


            It is coincidence that New Jersey has such a fine program for autism and it also has progressive laws when it comes to schooling children with special needs. I know of people who have moved there because of it. When I lived there years ago and worked with the school board on the annual budget, $100,000 was allotted to one child to provide transportation to and from school, an accompanying aide, and for various programs this child required. These services were mandated by state law. Many people were up in arms because it meant cutting some physical education programs but the Board’s hands were tied. Thankfully, the budget passed.

          • elemcee
            April 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM

            Sackem, I have been wondering a lot about this also. I do not know any autistic children. None. There was a mildly autistic girl in my daughter’s class. There are no autistic children in my son’s class. There are about 650 students in their high school. So, I think it is weird that there are so few autistic children. I am guessing lack of diagnoses? We are rural, so maybe the doctor’s just are not catching it? I have really been wondering.

            • Aint Pittypat
              April 29, 2013 at 9:05 PM

              The autism spectrum has become so broad in the last 5 years so that it includes many markers or behaviors that used to be stand alone diagnoses. PDD, add, ADHD, speech and communication disorders, anxiety is usually an element . Autism became a huge vacuum that sucked many issues into the spectrum. There is a new effort to sort some of these symptoms into stand alone diagnoses in order to provide better treatment and more specific research. New Jersey is on the cutting edge of treatment because they facilitate and encourage early intervention and therapies. My daughters state is notoriously stingy when it comes to special needs especially autism. The Federal education laws mandate that every child with special needs will be given an education that meets their individual requirements. Yet most states do not allocate the funds necessary to provide top flight diagnosis and treatment. When D took our little one in to the local school ,after a 3 month wait, she was given absolutely no help at all. So she did her own research , enrolled him in a preschool for speech disorders. Had allergy tests run and changed his diet , consulted with specialists and started him in occupational therapy. All this was out of pocket since her insurance would not pay. Last summer after 3 years of managing it all on her own he was finally diagnosed by a panel of 7 medical professionals from various specialities. She thankfully is a very intelligent, stubborn and outspoken person and had always managed his treatment and therapies by never expecting less than the absolute best and by reinforcing everything at home. She always engaged with him and never sat him in front of a tv or video. If he didn’t fit in at a playgroup she found one that worked for him. She actually has friends who moved to New Jersey after jumping through hoops and never getting anything but the run around from so called experts. It really does vary from state to state but I have heard how amazing NJ is. Right now some experts are saying the numbers for autism could be as high as 1 in 25 or 1 in 50.

              • April 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM

                My dinner offer still stands, when they are ready. Your daughter and son-in-law are remarkable and strong people. As I have said, in the end their family will be alright.

                • Aint Pittypat
                  April 29, 2013 at 9:39 PM

                  Thanks so much. You are a treasure and I appreciate your kindness. You have such an amazing spirit and generous heart. I know our sweet little one will be fine. Frankly this has made them all stronger and bonded them in a way I am not sure would have happened otherwise. I see the fine hand of God in all of this and know that we have been given an opportunity to use this to love each other more, hold each other tighter and work together to give him the best . Thanks for indulging me …it helps to share.

                  • April 30, 2013 at 7:30 AM

                    Please know I will keep you and your family in my prayers. As I stated before you must be very proud of your daughter and her family. May God bless them each and every day. Give that grandbaby a hug for me.

                    • Aint Pittypat
                      April 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

                      Thanks Moma, we would appreciate the prayers more than anything.

              • elemcee
                April 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM

                I did not realize ADD and ADHD were considered part of the spectrum now. There actually a lot of girls in my daughter’s age group that have been diagnosed bipolar, or I believe are bipolar. Weirdly a lot. A lot, a lot. Interesting Pittypat, thank you for the info. I am so glad for your grandbaby that your daughter has been able to organize his care so well, the volume of info she must deal with has to be daunting at best. He is very blessed to have his Mama!

                • Aint Pittypat
                  April 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

                  Thanks! Her undergrad degree was in journalism so she is a great researcher ! Latest theory is that add ADHD and bi-polar may be removed from the spectrum and treated as a stand alone issue. I’m not nearly as well educated as d but I believe that you have to have more than one marker to be diagnosed with autism. In other words bi-polar alone will not qualify.

              • Stefanie
                April 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

                I remember back in 2006 that the school wanted to text my stepdaughter for Asberger (hopefully I spelt that right) Syndrome. She had been diagnosed back in 1st grade as having ADHD. We agreed but we also had her individually tested on our own. I really ddn’t trust the school system because of my past experience as a kid. We had her tested and they both agreed that she was ADHD but couldn’t diagnose her with Asberger because she only had a few of the symptoms like social akwardness. Autism runs in my late husbands family. He has two nephews with some form of Autism.

                The reason that I didn’t trust them is because of what they put me through in the 4th grade. I was diagnosed by Texas when I was 4 years old with a severe learning disability. They almost declared me mentally retared. They told my parents that I would never make above a D and wouldn’t be able to take care of myself. They told my parents they would have to take care of me or put me in a home with other children like me. My parents didn’t and they wanted to give a chance to have some what of a normal life. My parents worked with me. They put me into early learning and got me the help that I needed. Until we moved to Texas I had never been in a special ed class. I could read and spell as good as my fellow students. The only subject I had problems with was math. To this day math doesn’t come easy to me. We had just moved from Texas the summer before I started the 4th grade. The school that I was supposed to go to wanted to send me to another school because they wanted me in special ed half the day and in a regular class the other half of the day. They didn’t have a special ed classes there but at another school across town. My mom argued but they wouldn’t budge on the matter and threatened to hold me back. My mom agreed to it, but she went to study the state laws for special needs children. This was all because of what was on my school records. They saw the diagnosis and the fact that I needed help. Once she had her info she went back to the school district and fought with them. You have to understand up untill the 4th grade I was in a regular class getting average grades and doing resource class for thirty minutes of my school day along with speech therapy twice a week. I was miserable during the first few months of school during the 4th grade. My grades were suffering. My mom was successful and I was able to go back to a regular classroom for the full day with me going to resource for thirty minutes a day with speech therapy twice a week. My grades came back up and I thrived. Sometimes in the case of testing it doesn’t reveal what a child is really capable of doing. I gradutated from high school in the top half of my class. I hold down a job and can balance a checkbook but don’t ask me to figure out how many yards is in a hundrend miles. I’m raising a family. I’m doing everything that the doctors told my parents that I wouldn’t be able to do. I’m grateful that I had parents that believed in me and I know my mom is smiling down from heaven because of the successes that I have achieved. Your daughter and her husband our heroes in my book.

                • Aint Pittypat
                  April 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM

                  I cried when I read this. Thank you for sharing. I am so happy your life has turned out so well. Math was never my favorite subject either . God blessed you with wonderful parents, especially your mom. I happen to agree that there is a tremendous tendency to write children off. My brother did not talk until he was 4 and then had speech issues for years. Yet he graduated with honors from university. My oldest daughter also did not talk until age 5 , except for a few words. I was told when she was 3 that she was severely retarded after testing. She was also slow to socialize and had a few minor physical issues. My dear brother really shook me out of my dark state after the diagnosis, urging me to never give up. After that we went thru a series of speech therapists until we found the right one. D just blossomed. Now she has a half million dollar scholarship to an Ivy League school and is working on her doctorate. She recently presented a paper at NYU. I am so proud of her! She speaks 4 languages , lived abroad in France her senior in college. It wasn’t always easy but slow and steady wins the race. Congratulations again, there are no limits to what you can achieve! God bless you!

          • old news
            April 29, 2013 at 8:52 PM

            NJ through direct result of landmark laws and regulations in the 1970s established aggressive practices to identify children with learning disabilities and to provide programs that respond to their needs. With the ability to discover children with disorders on a statewide basis through funded state programs, the incidence of children with disorders also rose. It wasn’t so much that it was more prevalent in NJ, but that it was better understood, tracked and responded to. Health professionals and educators “are more attuned than elsewhere to the signs of autism.”

            • Sackem
              April 29, 2013 at 9:33 PM

              Gotcha! Thankyou!!!!!

              • April 29, 2013 at 9:44 PM

                Give Ava a big, big hug and a kiss. Welcome to a mother’s world. It does not end and you do not want it to end. We worry about our children, then we worry about our grandchildren, the great grandchildren, if I am that lucky. The cycle of life. Very rewarding.

                • April 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM

                  Moma she’s growing so fast! She was three months yesterday.

        • April 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM

          Thanks everyone for the information.

  53. Sackem
    April 29, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Nothing on Jac’s twitter- says she was out of town visiting an Uncle. Oh could be a Charity -off!

    • April 29, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      She did tweet a picture of her grandfather and stated she was visiting in Pittsford, NY. I would think she was there for her grandmother’s funeral.

      • Sackem
        April 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

        That’s what I was thinking but she sounded to “jovial” about it. Surely after tweeting you’d lost someone you wouldn’t write the visit off as leisure or is it just me?

        • Jeannie5233
          April 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

          Yes, she tweeted about how she “LOVES” going through car washes putting it on keek while on her visit and how the beautiful weather made her feel “SO happy!!!” Just so odd to me too Sackem.

          • Sackem
            April 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM

            She is odd. I have people in my life who are similar who cannot allow others a second of attention, turning things that happen to other people into issues for themselves due to how it makes then feel. It’s like there is no filter or no sense of time and place. It drives me crazy!!!!

          • April 29, 2013 at 6:10 PM

            Odd? That word is too tame as she is delusional and needs serious help!

    • April 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      Not odd, drunk. When her tweets seem unusual, I believe she had been drinking before she made those tweets. When she tweeted that her grandmother died, then tweeted a plug for Caroline’s book, I believe she had had too much to drink. In my world no one does something like that. A follow up, “pray for my family” would have been appropriate. The next morning she tweeted she was doing the “walk of shame” from the events of the night before.

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM

        I have to agree with you Moma re Jax. Anyone who has addiction/abuse issues never develops emotionally or matures past the point when their addiction began. Jax does not realize she is in essence bragging about behaving like sorority girl/co-ed when she is 20 years to old for the “walk of shame”. She really doesn’t seem to grasp that she is a grown up now, a parent with responsibilities. I cannot understand why her family does not intervene . They coddle her and treat her like a child. Sad….

        • Sackem
          April 29, 2013 at 9:32 PM

          I agree with you and I would add that she’s trying to be “cool”: a walk of shame is actually walking home in the clothes you went out in the next morning after a one night stand where I’m from so I’m not sure what message she’s trying to give.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 29, 2013 at 9:53 PM

            Actually, that is the definition of a walk of shame where I am from too!

          • Aint Pittypat
            April 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM

            Same here Sackem. I didn’t have a clue until my daughters were at University and “walk of shame” became part of our vocabulary. In my little corner of the Universe it meant leaving a frat house or dormitory in the clothes you were wearing the previous evening. All the frat houses and Sororities are lined up next to each other block by block. So when a coed does the walk of shame everybody knows. I’m sure it’s the same post grad just different circumstances. As I liked to ping my girls with why are guys excluded from the walk of shame?

            • Sackem
              April 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

              And she’s meant to be a role model for Ashley? Where does she tho k she learnt her partying skills from? Aren’t parents meant to lead by example?

              • Aint Pittypat
                April 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM

                I used to attend many, many educational seminars and the greatest emphasis was placed on modeling the behaviors you want your child to learn. It seems children absorb more from watching than ” directing” behavior. IMO kids can spot hypocritical behavior a mile away! Do as I say but not as I do never works…..

  54. April 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Teresa just posted this on Facebook: Teresa Giudice
    So excited I’m a featured chef on Plated this week! Which of my fabulicious recipes is your fave? bit.ly/14Wrbkw

    For those interested to find out more about plated … go to http://www.plated.com. I had never heard of it, but love the concept. I wish my area was in their delivery zone 😦

  55. Jeannie5233
    April 29, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Jacs’ latest tweets – apparently someone tried to break into her house today while she was home:

    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 2h
    Shout out 2my local law enforcement 4responding quickly 2a break in attempt at my home today.Thank u!Cant wait2c footage on security camera
    3:56 PM – 29 Apr 13

    Jacqueline Laurita ‏@JacLaurita 1h
    I was standing right in front of the door he tried to come in. I watched him walk on my deck and in my yard. Surveillance cameras got it.
    4:17 PM – 29 Apr 13

    Wonder if the footage will be edited?

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      What idiot would break into the Lauritas? Seriously? Chris has an arsenal in his gun safe. Wonder if it was an appraiser or someone hired by the bank that holds her mortgage? Hmmm…..

      • Cee_See
        April 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM

        Oh, Aint Pittypat, your too funny!!!! Or, it could just be an illusion that’s why he/she wasn’t arrested and Jax can’t wait to look at the footage??? She wants to make sure she really seen someone or something?

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 29, 2013 at 10:06 PM

          Very well could be . I would suspect figments of imagination do not register on surveillance cameras.

      • April 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        I will admit something that I’m not proud of …. about 7 years ago my husband and I were both on the road constantly and didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the mail (shame on us). Well evidently, our auto-bill pay had problems on the house payment and we didn’t read the dang mail. I was working from home one day while hubby was in China and people started trying to open my front door, jumping my fence and it was quite freaky. The cops came and finally told me the house was in foreclosure and an auction date had been set, I was aghast. With the Lauritas precarious financial situation, I wonder if this could be the case vs. a robber?

        Hard lesson for my husband and I. We pay our mortgage a month in advance, verify in comes out and read every stick of mail we get.

        • April 30, 2013 at 3:01 AM

          That would have been terrible on all counts!

      • dannyzuko
        April 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM

        Probably was some person related to the foreclosure. Maybe Chris got a realtor to short sale it and didn’t tell Jacqueline. I’m wondering if Caroline is moving to the apartment so Chris and Jacqueline can “rent” her house or something like that. Lord knows they will deny to the bitter in they are in trouble. The blaming-it-on-autism comment is way over the top, even by Jacqueline standards. She’s such a nut job; I just hope this stuff airs on Bravo this year. Her poor kids.

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 30, 2013 at 11:14 AM

          I am of the mindset that Don Caro is still angling for a spin off for da boys and Lappie. She probably needs the Bravo money as much as anyone and could extricate herself from Jersey. I’d be shocked if Bravo can rehab the Manzo family image in one season if ever at all. Viewers have pierced the vale of reality tv and aren’t buying it anymore.

    • April 29, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      Is she home from Grandma’s funeral/memorial? Already?

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 29, 2013 at 9:48 PM

        I find all this cataclysmic drama a little ….strange? Of course if you tweet and keek , put your every moment on social media chances are some shady characters may be watching for an opportunity. It wasn’t to long ago that the public was warned not to broadcast vacations on fb due to break ins and robberies. Geez Jax

    • April 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      Jesus Christ, she is having alcohol-induced hallucinatory experiences. Was this intruder shaped like a big bottle of Bailey’s by any chance?

      • April 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        First the Bitings Sows and now I picture a giant Baileys walking of Jac’s deck. LOL

        • Aint Pittypat
          April 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

          Sounds like the party at Jax house everyday!

  56. Sackem
    April 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I wonder if Missy is sad we haven’t been chatting about her and Joey. It’s pretty quiet on the Gorga front. Maybe they’ve figured out that all publicity isn’t really good publicity

  57. April 29, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I have been coming in and out through dinner this evening. May the divine power bless celi and her family and all of us here.

    I truly enjoy this site. Thank you Fame.

  58. Sackem
    April 29, 2013 at 10:03 PM


    Why are the still flogging this and who wants to taint the audience so badly? Someone’s out to be vindicated or someone’s trying to keep the drama alive…

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      Teresa being “fake” behind backs now isn’t that just earth shattering news. I hate to piss in radar’s Post Toasties but does Teresa have a choice im the matter? Of course she has to fake it! I don’t think sainted Mother Theresa could get along with these biting sows (sorry my 94 year old aunt used to bust that out for a bit of shock value, so I wanted to try it) if she tried. I wouldn’t turn my back on a y off them would due my best bless your heart routine whenever they were within spitting distance. Fake it til ya make it folks and even then I doubt Teresa would ever trust them or turn her back on them.

      • April 29, 2013 at 11:48 PM

        The thing that cracked me up in the article is that the others are just now seeing in the footage (e.g.,) talking heads. Hmmmmm, my understanding was that they didn’t see the episodes including the TH’s until the Wed before they were shown. I call Radar BS and agree with Sackem as someone stirring the pot .

        I agree with you Aint, but it’s not just Teresa faking it as they all have to be. I don’t know how anyone could get ever the hurt they all inflicted on each other.

    • Cee_See
      April 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      I read the Radar of Lies (I’m using someone else’s phrase, but I love it!) article! I figure it is being sold to them by Bravo, Melies, or Jax. Probably Melies it seems when Tre has some sort of good news, (Tre’s the featured chef on Plated this week), Melies jealousy goes into overdrive and she has to ruin it! Plus, it was Joey’s birthday and Melies needed some extra birthday cash for her to celebrate Joey’s birthday! You know, she probably needed to get her hair and nails done, plus a new outfit and a couple bottles of wine for Her to celebrate his birthday!!!!
      Plus, if Tre was being fake to them, what the H-E double L do they expect? They tried to destroy her reputation, take away her livlihood, they bullied her daughter, made fun of her behind her back! All of them ganged up on her on TV! They sold stories to trash magazines about her and her family, and they expect her to show them respect???? I know if I treated someone the way they did Tre and that person didn’t fully forgive me I’d understand why! Arrogance, ego and jealousy makes a person unrational when dealing with reality!

      • Sackem
        April 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM

        So it would seem Teresa’s not the only one being accused of faking it today but it’s still bought back to her.

        • Sackem
          • Aint Pittypat
            April 30, 2013 at 9:31 AM

            Thanks for the link. Off topic but I need my daily Baby Ava fix. You are so blessed Sackem and easy to see you are enjoying motherhood. They grow up sooooo fast!

            • Sackem
              April 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

              I took her to get my haircut yesterday and she was playing cute baby – anyone who smiled at her her got a gummy full face smile and a gurgle back then she fell asleep in my arms to the hum of the hairdryer. Not bad for having to sit on Mama’s lap for an hour and a half. I’ve also started Mums & Bubs – a training group and she insists on being in my arms or sitting on me laughing while I do modified crunches. At first I thought she was against me getting fit then I realized she’s actually helping me but being and extra couple of pounds for me to lift!
              She’s developing a great little personality and disposition. I’m just in awe of her.

              • Aint Pittypat
                April 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

                Babies are so lovely and I am very impressed with Miss Ava and how well behaved she is. Good for you for.working out! Although having a little one is quite rigorous!

          • April 30, 2013 at 2:36 PM

            The source is quoted in an April 29th story at RT (Sackem, I changed the link to go directly to RT), saying:

            “The woman are all acting their way through this season,” our source shares. “Bravo has forced them to film together and ‘get along’. The fans were sick of the fighting so they were all under orders to get along at least for the cameras.” Just as I suspected!

            As for the newly redone BFFdom of Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice, our source says it’s all for ratings. “Jacqueline and Teresa have not mended any fences. Jacqueline has said Teresa tries to play nice with everyone, so they are just all following her act.”

            “Caroline [Manzo] got a lot of heat last season and her ratings dropped so she is jumping on the Teresa bandwagon to gain popularity back,” our source adds. And it was pretty coincidental that just before Caroline’s new book hit the shelves she started talking up a big game about working on things with Teresa! Publicity stunt, perhaps?

            And since “nobody wants to be the bad guy this season” the drama stems from “outside sources…not the main cast members.” Outside sources like Kim D, Penny and Johnny Karagiorgis, and Jennifer Dalton it seems!

            I might add these quotes to my April 22nd article:

            Season 5 RHONJ Cast Reconciliation: All Media Spin and Publicity Stunts

  59. April 30, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    HMMMMM … Teresa just posted this

    Teresa Giudice
    Taped a special WWHL with my boyfriend Andy. Don’t know the airdate yet. Love the clubhouse!

  60. April 30, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Did anyone happen to accidentally watch the Queen of Versailles on Bravo tonight? It’s a docudrama but really good actually. I would love to see the Lauritas do something like this.

  61. April 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    I DVR’d Queen of V. not sure what it was about or if I’d watch – tx for the review mzJ.

    Will watch when not busy forming my new rock band>> The Biting Sows << !!!

    LOL – Priceless AintP!

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      You are most welcome. Just remember to deliver the line properly ala Betty Davis voice dripping disdain. My aunt and her sisters feuded and made up with a fury. Old age was never boring to them as long as they.could attend the occasional sisterly lunch to either kiss and make up or re-offend.

  62. Jeannie5233
    April 30, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I find this very funny. . . .

    Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 21h
    Hey everyone. Help out @Teresa_Giudice & my gym! Vote for them! http://fitorflop.com . Register and vote TEAM GET FIT! Xo
    9:36 AM – 29 Apr 13

    We are supposed to believe, according to Bravo, that all the ladies are getting along and everything is all rosey. But there are no tweets between them congratulating each other (rarely); no acknowledging Happy Birthday wishes between each other; no happy birthday tweets to nieces/nephews; or personal tweets between any of them! Yet, they promote each other’s causes?! Sorry, Bravo, don’t buy your BS.

    On another note, Melissa tweeted this yesterday:

    Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 29 Apr
    I’ve been missing the gym lately.. Life has been crazy.. but that’s it!!! Today it’s ON
    5:51 AM – 29 Apr 13

    Wonder whatever happened to the workout video?! LOL!

    Meanwhile, has anyone else noticed how Teresa looks lately?! Clearly, she HAS been working out – she has lost weight, she is toned (check out her guns!) and she looks fabulous!

  63. jerzlanta
    April 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Typical of Jac Daniels. Blame her problems on her children and make them her scapegoat. First it was Ashley, now its Nicholas.

  64. Sydney
    April 30, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Come on Fame NEW POST it has been 5days and it feels like 20

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