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Real Housewives of New Jersey Blame Viewers for Their Continuous Fighting

June 11, 2013

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“Doubt this article from the Associated Press (see below) gets posted, but I’m putting this on each of the Housewives Bravo blogs. Seems us viewers are not ‘loved’ like the cast mates always make out LOL. They kind of blame us for their fighting!! The ladies don’t seem to mind the money they’re making! Why don’t we boycott the RHONJ so that we don’t contaminate their getting along? I hate to think I’m the one making them fight or hurting their families!!!” – Katie1958, Housewives’ Bravo Blogs, June 11, 2013

‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ find peace

By ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press
June 11, 2013

Fans of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” may find this hard to believe, but the ladies are getting along.

The show, which airs Sundays on Bravo (8 p.m. EDT), has returned with new episodes, and as this fifth season progresses, viewers will see the five women and their families work on their relationships.

Of course, the road to peace wasn’t easy for Teresa Giudice, her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, cousin Kathy Wakile, and castmates Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita. As Manzo describes it:

“One step forward, 10 steps back.”

The New Jersey “Housewives” gathered at a New York City restaurant recently to talk about family dynamics and relationships playing out on TV and how the show has affected them.

AP: When a new season starts airing, do you dread it or look forward to it?

Wakile: Dread! (Laughs)

Gorga: I think it’s a little of both. It’s crazy when it comes on because there’s a lot said that you don’t see that’s filmed, and then we’ve come so far from where we were in the beginning, so it’s very hard to re-watch the beginning, but you just have to remember it was before the makeup and before everything got better in all of our situations.

Manzo: There’s also the social media aspect. The assumption viewers make not really knowing what’s going on, not really knowing how things played out, and they’re not very forgiving in what they have to say. For me, it’s all encompassing; and we film for six months. We don’t know what’s gonna make it on the shows. We see it three days before you do. The anticipation for us is, ‘When that DVD comes, what’s on this?’

Laurita: It’s not always our full conversations. It might be a snippet of it.

Wakile: The whole conversation can’t possibly make it. We’ve done so much work and the episode will air, and it will be something that happened so long ago, and our good feelings will get ripped apart by everybody making comments, and you start to question your relationships again. You’ve got to be really confident and know in your heart that you did come to a good place.

AP: What did it take for all of you to find peace?

Laurita: The show might be responsible for some of the fighting, but the show is also responsible for bringing us together, because if it wasn’t for the show and having us there, we would’ve probably gone separate ways and that would’ve been it.

Gorga: That’s the truth, I believe that.

Laurita: Because you’re on a show together, you’re kind of forced to face it and get deep to the roots.

AP: Do some viewers prefer to see you fighting?

Manzo: Oh, they love it.

Laurita: They do, but then when you fight they’re like, ‘Why can’t you guys get along?’

Gorga: When you’re fighting they don’t like it, and when you’re getting along they’re like, ‘Boring!’

Wakile: It’s what makes us different than the other (‘Real Housewives’) shows because these are our lives and our families as well. You may not know why we feel the way we feel. You may see some of what we’re feeling, but you don’t know where it stems from.

AP: Do people on social media sometimes add fuel to the fire?

Giudice: Sometimes they twist it and make it worse than it is.

Manzo: And it’s crazy because I don’t pay attention to it, but it’s such a huge part of what this show has become.

Laurita: It’s like, ‘You don’t know the full story.’

Manzo: You have to have a hard shell around you. For me, five seasons in, I’m bulletproof, but somebody that’s new in the game, it’s very distracting.

Wakile: And you’d hate for it to chip away on the work that you’ve come so far, and then these people start getting in your head.

AP: Did you ever think it’s never going to be fixed?

Gorga: Oh, yes.

Laurita: When you’re angry and you’re in it, you don’t see the light at the end.

AP: Has filming affected your marriages?

Gorga: It’s definitely pressure, but only the strong survive.

Giudice: It’s made ours stronger, definitely, because people are trying to come after my marriage and say that my husband is cheating on me blah, blah, blah, and I’m like, ‘All right, whatever. OK.’

Gorga: This whole season my marriage is under attack basically.

AP: Teresa, your husband seems like he shrugs off that stuff.

Giudice: Oh, he don’t care. It doesn’t really bother me because I know he’s not cheating. I don’t want my kids to hear.

AP: Has this experience made you look at other reality shows differently?

Manzo: When you’re watching it, you know (what’s real and what’s not). It’s very obvious to us now. It’s like a trained eye.

AP: By the time we see the reunion episode do you think you’ll all still be friends?

Manzo: We’re hopeful but we don’t know what lies ahead of us. We know how our last few weeks of filming was, we know what our final scene was, but we don’t know if any of that’s gonna make it on. We don’t know the story that’s gonna be told. So to say if we’re gonna be in this same place four months from now, it’s an impossible question to answer.

Gorga: We’ve come this far. It would be really sad to go backwards.

Giudice: I never want to go backwards.

Alicia Rancilio covers entertainment for The Associated Press. Follow her online at http://www.twitter.com/aliciar

“How many times has Caroline said in recent weeks ‘Who knows?’ That tells me alot – this ‘good place’ is not as good as we are being led to believe and very tenuous at best. IMO, these replies of ‘who knows’, ‘we’ll see’, etc. is to protect the storyline for Season 6. IF there is a next season. This is the approved Bravo response. If the ratings increase with everyone getting along, they may stay with that storyline, with only some minor tiffs here and there. On the other hand, if the viewer response is negative, then Bravo has the option to go back to all the backstabbing and cruelty. It’s all about the storyline. I keep thinking of Fredo saying, when he and Messy went to Teresa’s Milania Launch, that it was only for show, but then it came out that they were in a good place. He goofed by saying that. Apparently he didn’t get the feel-good memo. I always wonder if, in reality, they have always been on good terms and are simply playing the character they were hired to play. Then I think of the pain on Gia’s and Teresa’s faces and that pain is definitely real. – TNMom, June 12, 2013, Fame-Whorgas

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In season 3, when Joe and Teresa were discussing the tabloid headlines, Joe Giudice said, as a matter of fact:

“This is what we signed up for.”

And they are paid accordingly — why else would the cast keep coming back?

Hat Tip: mzjulesaz, thanks for the tip on the AP article and comment by Katie1958

  1. Confused
    June 11, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    “One step forward, 10 steps back.”

    ATTN: Caroline Manzo — go back to school please, that would mean everyone is in a worse place and not moving forward.

    Oh please, the viewers must actually be having an impact on the show/series otherwise the dog and pony show wouldn’t be so extensive. Again, I think that the viewers grew tired of the fighting so I think that they changed the show to appease us “viewers.”

  2. Jeannie5233
    June 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    What Bravo and the castmembers fail to realize is in this age we live in where news happens and is heard around the world almost instantaneously, of course we are going to be well aware of what is going on in real time during the course of filming versus what the final product of the “storyline” will be.

    While filming, as events and stories were leaked to the public, Bravo saw what the reaction of the viewers was and it sure wasn’t pretty so they decided to change course with their storylines. I really do believe blogs such as FW and the goings on with Twitter absolutely influenced the direction the producers decided to take this Season. I believe that what we will ultimately see is not what we were originally supposed to.

    • June 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      Oh, Jeannie, I have always said you were the voice for us, along with Fame. With the research you both do, you both are the voice of reason.

      • OldNJLady
        June 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM

        I completely agree with you. Jeannie is able to express so much of what I think about this show.
        Thank you Jeannie and Fame

        • June 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

          Bravo, lol , pun intended. Good night all. Always know that I pray for my all of my Fame friends each and every day.

        • Jeannie5233
          June 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

          Aw, what a wonderful to say but I really feel everyone’s contribution here carries the same amount of weight and is important. I enjoy reading what other people have to say and try to be open-minded as much as possible because we all come from different life eperiences. This does have bearing on what we each perceive when we observe something. We can glean so much from each other. Alot of comments have information I may not have known or corrects misinformation I had. Someone else’s comment has changed my opinion on several occasions. Also, the sidenotes are awesome at times!!

          Everyone knows that if 4 people are eye witnesses to a car accident, while they all saw the same exact incident, they all will tell a slightly different story. It is also why in a court case there will be a jury of 12 and a judge. There is a difference between objective and subjective; but many times they overlap. To be staunchly close-minded with the inability to really listen to what someone else has to say, is to remain stagnant. My dad used to say our brain is like a sponge. The more information gathered, the more power you have to make an informed decision and the more you grow as a person.

          “A mind is like a parachute – it doesn’t work if it is not open.”. . . Frank Zappa

          So I want to hear it all from everyone here – the good, the bad, and the ugly! And, you all are beautiful! 🙂

      • June 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        Jeannie Rocks!! So does Fame!

        • June 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

          Oh who was offended when the cast of RHNJ ( um.. Really Katty and Bitchie? Looking at ur “rental”) they all had Full make up on?

    • Aint Pittypat
      June 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Spot on Jeannie!

    • Kimmers
      June 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      Jeannie you are spot on in your assessment. Sometimes I ask myself why in the world do I continue to torture myself by watching this show? Is it all fake and the jokes on us?

      • June 12, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        They think the joke is on us, however, the joke is really on them. When this show is over for them, our lives will continue as usual. We will go on the find another show to love.

        “Torture” is the right word. The editing this season is so bad, it makes my head spin. When they show the homes, first the trees are bare, clearly it is winter, then fall flowers can be seen at the next home, then back to winter, then things are getting green, Nick in Christmas pj’s and the mums are gracing the entrance to the restaurant where Caroline and Teresa meet.

        I can honestly say that I have not been impressed with the first two episodes, even though Melissa is getting a true edit. I was addicted to this program, so I can truly see how someone less vested is prone to switching the channel. Too little, too late.

    • elemcee
      June 12, 2013 at 12:51 AM

      x1000, Jeannie! I so hope you are correct.

    • hoolie
      June 12, 2013 at 5:04 AM

      Jeannie5233- I couldn’t agree more!! You are spot on!

    • June 15, 2013 at 4:44 AM

      Hey jeannie! Hey fame! Sakem. Moma…..everyone
      Ok, my two cents dittos jeannies soi put it here. To add, i also think there’s “wisdom” in that much of the script – er i mean reality – is filmed without other cast on site. So when the show airs (earlier that week) is the first time the cast has seen whats gone on behind their backs.

      Also, other rho franchise players have said it has been the “fans” comments that have hurt them the most. I suspect it also skews how they see the rest of the cast. I hate to see wakile as a font of the obvious, but she’s right in that rhonj is the only show where famiy is involved. This is a sticky wicket. if it were my family, we would be laughing at Bravo and the “fans” all the way to the bank. But this fam clearly has pre show issues, big egos and a feeling that they should be the “star”. Lol. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

      At least thats how i see it

  3. Marty
    June 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Whorsey Face brought this to this franchise. Yes I understand there is fighting in all the RH but there is something dark and sinister when your family comes to your place of work like blazing loons.

    • TNMom
      June 12, 2013 at 8:15 AM


      Thank you for using the word “sinister”. This describes Messy, and the feeling I get about her, to a T.

  4. Autumn
    June 11, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Maybe they should get off Twitter and Facebook and then the mean fans wouldn’t
    Be causing so many hard feelings! Wahhh wahhhh!

  5. Zoebot
    June 11, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Surprise that none of them are sitting next to Teresa. Fakers.

    PS Just found out Bryan “Bulldog” is in the hospital. Sending him prayers!

    • June 11, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      prayers bryan GOD has touched you ,you are so respected n loved

    • June 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      Sending tons of prayers and positive energy his way.

      • Aint Pittypat
        June 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

        My prayers as well. ….I hope God lifts him up and heals him. God bless Bryan

        • JUST ME P
          June 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM


    • Aint Pittypat
      June 11, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      I’m sorry but when have we , the viewers, witnessed them getting along? We have only viewed two shows this season and have yet to see any reconciliation so anticipating the viewers reaction is definitely jumping the gun. As much as Chuckie the Clown and Melvin believe that they can put up a charade of ” we’re all good”….. Well we aren’t that easily fooled, especially after Melvin and Joey have given interviews since the season was filmed and alluded to the fact that mending relationship is a farce. Maybe Bravo’s great employees should not engage with fans on social media in a negative way. I have a feeling different versions of this season were filmed but not everyone got the memo that they are “getting along”. Perhaps the cast should try respecting the viewers and our opinions. Please stop insulting the people who are the reason for your paycheck.

      • ThatOtherChick
        June 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Exactly! And whenever the women do appear that they’re getting along with Teresa, it’s just so fake and contrived that we don’t believe it.

      • Bullie
        June 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

        This is the hiiiiiilarious part! We DID like them all (for the most part) getting along. It was called Seasons 1 & 2, JACQUELINE!!!

        These people werre just sunshine & kittens all day, every day, when the only person/people the audience could hate were Danielle & Teresa (for her stupidity & overspending, not for her as a human being.)

        NOW that we know the REAL them, because we no longer have the distraction of Danielle, we are actually looking at who these people really are & realizing that the only human on the show is Teresa. She isn’t perfect, she isn’t witty, but she’s like a puppy or something. She just always has this positive attitude through all the bullshit & it’s kind of refreshing.

        Getting rid of Danielle was the worst idea Caroline Manzo ever had. I have no idea what this woman did in a past life or current life to deserve this awful karma, but it isn’t nearly as bad as what we see on television & perceive through to viewing of her actions. I am still convinced that DC was cancelled because of the NJ cast freeze out of Danielle. The DC cast TRIED to freeze the Salahi’s out, but Bravo did not like being backed into a corner. It showed the other housewives what happens if you take a united front against a housewife being recast by Bravo. This is also why, I believe, Jill Zarin was booted from NY. The NJ housewives are just too dumb to figure out what the hell is going on, and it’s turning into ratings GOLD. Hence, why all the other series jacked the whole “team” mentality. Sheree vs. NeNe is also a good example of this. OC & NY never went this far until the other housewives happened.

  6. Aint Pittypat
    June 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Oh and Katfish…. Shut it. No one cares.

  7. HWAddict
    June 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I love that Teresa is sitting at the head of the table. It looks like BRAVO finally took the hint that the viewers like Teresa and don’t like the bullying that happened. Also, I think all the ladies were told to make up with Teresa or at least be civil if they want to stay on the show.

  8. June 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    It’s all bullshit. They have to interact with each other or there’s no show, so they have to fight, then make-up, then fight some more. I never thought I’d say this, but I liked it better when Danielle was the problem. She was unstable and paranoid, but she doesn’t come off as evil. Melissa, on the other hand, is never happier than when she can keep poison Joe away from his family. That’s plain to see – she’s no actress, you can see it in her eyes. She’ll die before she’ll let the rest of the Gorgas all the way back.

  9. Zoebot
    June 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Melissa posted this photo on instagram that Gia sent her. I still call bullshit on this reconciliation but it’s nice to see the kids together. Antonia is adorable and Gia is becoming a beautiful, young lady.

    Tried to insert the pic with html. If the pic above doesn’t work, here’s a direct link:

    • June 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      Thanks Zoebot, I added the photo to the article.

  10. Jeannie5233
    June 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    According to Caroline, the viewers love it when they fight?? Is she for real? What has gone on here with this particular franchise goes way beyond the pale with regards to “fighting”. And, when all the fighting began, especially with the introduction of Melissa and Kathy, is when viewers started balking and began to change the channel. Who wants to watch such nastiness and darkness as escapism from the real world, which has its own share? The ratings of the show, with each subsequent season, have gone down.

    • Aint Pittypat
      June 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      You nailed it Jeannie. I don’t find fighting entertainment. I don’t find vulgarity entertaining. I don’t find friends betraying friendships entertaining. I don’t find fighting and cursing and family coming to blows right in front of their children entertaining. I don’t call bullying children entertaining. All of the aforementioned are what folks who aren’t capable of being entertaining resort to.

      • Candace
        June 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM

        Or husbands describing their wife’s unpleasant taste during oral sex. Wonder how her kids reacted to that.

        • June 12, 2013 at 12:31 AM

          I have to say this and I will give this to Richie (who I despise), I think that was a great case of Frankenbyting. If you watch the scene, you don’t actually see him say it. I think the young stupid punk producers spliced it together and thought it was funny. Well it did get a reaction for sure.

          • June 12, 2013 at 9:23 AM

            I agree with you, mzj. I can’t stand Rich either. I think that remark was a edit job. Rich did try to tell people on twitter that he did not say that, I tend to believe him on this one.

  11. Anonymous
    June 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Caroline, the broad of wisdom, the broad that speaks the truth told another lie. She is helpless…..

    • Aint Pittypat
      June 11, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Caroline truly is insensitive and arrogant. Is it any wonder the viewers knew the Italian Don Caro act was a charade by the end of season 2. She has severe communication issues , no wonder her book has become the target of ridicule. Caroline is a fraud and sadly everyone sees it but her.

    • Candace
      June 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      It’s amazing the way her face contorts with rage. Not buying the attempted make over of her persona this season.

  12. Sackem
    June 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    GET OVER IT!!! YOU ALL INVITED US INTO YOUR LIVES! YOU ALL KEEP US CLOSE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA! What? Are we meant to be mute. You’re entertainment, good vs evil, wrong vs right. You all polarize audiences with your behaviour. Should we all become disinterested and switch off? Stop buying?

    I just love the fact that we are now the scapegoats. The audience made me do it. Obviously Bravo is breeding a new strain of Stepford Wives.

  13. June 12, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Not sure if this has been mentioned but Caroline, Jac, and Melissa are going to be on The View on Wednesday.

    • June 12, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      I wonder if they are taping on Wed as I show John Stamos on tomorrow. I record it everyday, so we will see

      • princessvodka
        June 12, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Hmmm…mine showed up Caroline, Jac, and Melissa. Caroline (on Twitter) said today.

  14. June 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    I thought it was classy of Teresa that she limited her comments as she seems to be the only one that gets the fans are her bread and butter. The rest don’t seem to and they need to take lessons from Teresa (wouldn’t that it be a fun episode???).

    The fans love Teresa! She was in Houston today and sold out her books, yet fans still stood in line 4 hours to see her and Juicy. Who else in any franchise can claim that they have they have type of fanbase?

    We get we don’t see it all and know that there is editing up the hilt but, their responses indicate to me they are backpedaling what they think the viewers want to see. I just want to see real.

    I’m also wondering if they are worried about how this years edit is going to work out for them.

    • Jeannie5233
      June 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      First of all mzjulesaz,, thanks for this gem of a story! It really is an eye opener as to what the cast really does think of the viewers. They do not have a very flatttering opinion, now do they?

      Second, I agree with this comment completely. Teresa is the ONLY one who never insults her fans or her detractors. She has even out and out said publicly that she understands that whether a viewer loves her or hates her, she is grateful to them for her success. The rest of them just don’t get that point of view and now it really is coming back to bite them – and they deserve it. None of them still don’t get you reap the benefits of what you sow. Of course they will never be successful like Teresa. The jealousy is still there and it’s too late for rehabilitation now, try as they might.

      Third – yes there is editing and as you mentioned above about Richie, frankenbiting (you are kind but even if you don’t see him actually saying it, he did utter those words – ugh!). Between what we are allowed to see on the show and then add what we have learned about these people and their lives from social media (Jacs is a perfect example – her ruthless tweets about Teresa really showed her true colors – she’s not so sweet now is she?) – we still get the gist of these people – what their true character is really about.

      The stars of old were protected by their studios – who knew Joan Crawford was a child beater, Rock Hudson was gay, Errol Flynn was bisexual, or Vivian Leigh fought depression and mental illness. Sure there were the famous gossip columnists back in the day like Hedda Hopper that sent rumors swirling, but that information would only come out either after they were gone or a tell all book was written. It is nothing like today – as I said above, access to information is limitless now and if someone decides to enter into the spotlight – well they had better be prepared for EVERYTHING in their past to come out – ahem, Melissa.

      I think you are spot on, mzjulesaz, about them worrying how the story will unfold and disclosing that there could be a possibility they won’t be able to maintain the “good place” they’re all in now as the season unfolds. How many times has Caroline said in recent weeks “Who knows. . . .”. That tells me alot – this “good place” is not as good as we are being led to believe and very tenuous at best.

      I’m with you – now, after reading this most recent interview with them and all the BS and the emotional rollercoaster the viewers have been subjected to (which these women, not just Bravo or the producers, have personally contributed to by their ridiculous behavior and ugly attitudes outside the show), I just want the truth – whatever that may be.

      • TNMom
        June 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        I think you are spot on, mzjulesaz, about them worrying how the story will unfold and disclosing that there could be a possibility they won’t be able to maintain the “good place” they’re all in now as the season unfolds. How many times has Caroline said in recent weeks “Who knows. . . .”. That tells me alot – this “good place” is not as good as we are being led to believe and very tenuous at best.

        IMO, these replies of who knows, we’ll see, etc…. is to protect the storyline for Season 6. IF there is a next season. This is the approved Bravo response. If the ratings increase with everyone getting along they may stay with that storyline, with only some minor tiffs here and there. On the other hand, if the viewer response is negative then Bravo has the option to go back to the all the backstabbing and cruelty.

        It’s all about the storyline. I keep thinking of Fredo saying, when he and Messy went to T’s Milania Launch, that it was only for show, but then it came out that they were in a good place. He goofed by saying that. Apparently he didn’t get the feel good memo. I always wonder if, in reality, they have always been on good terms and are simply playing the character they were hired to play. Then I think of the pain on Gia’s and Teresa’s faces and that pain is definitely real. I could argue with myself about this all day and not reach a conclusion.

        Sorry if my post is scatter-brained. The “Fibro Fog” has ahold of me this morning and it’s hard to get the thoughts from my head to print. lol Have a great day everyone. ~ Kim

        • June 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

          TNMom, I couldn’t agree more! Well said. In fact, so well said that I don’t won’t anyone to miss your comment, so I added it to the article.

          • TNMom
            June 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

            Thank you Fame 🙂

      • JUST ME P
        June 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM


    • JerseyStrong
      June 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      I went to the signing that was supposed to start at 7. We got there at 615 and it was PACKED and the books were already sold out, they were also sold out at the two closest stores in the city centre area. We waited in line for 3.5 hours to get a photo. I thought for sure that they were going to be like oh it’s nine she is now leaving, but she just kept on signing away. You could visably tell that she was tired when I finally got up there, but she was so gracious and talked with me. And OMG Juicy is such a jokster, he was hysterical engaging with the fans and Teresa alike, you could feel the love between them and for the fans. I felt proud to be a Jersey girl (staying in TX only temporarily) because people commented that we are a good breed to keep going whether it was standing for 3.5 hours in 5in heels or working through family drama on national TV.

      • June 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM

        Hi Jersey Strong, Sounds like it was worth your wait. Teresa appreciates her fans support, that’s one of the reasons I love her.

      • Jeannie5233
        June 12, 2013 at 9:09 PM

        Your name says it all!!! JERSEY STRONG!! So glad you were able to see Teresa afte such a long wait. I’d heard before that Teresa stays and has even missed a flight for her fans whereas Melissa shuts it down when the time is up.

        • JerseyStrong
          June 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

          Wow that is dedication on her part. I was wondering how much does she make off the books she sells, because most all of us had books there and they were sold out. I can’t believe she would shut it down people would have been waiting for hours at that point… though I believe that she would have a fraction of the people as Teresa. Oh and I forgot to add that Caroline had only two books at B&N and everyone was making fun of it showing off the crazy statments and talking about it.

      • June 12, 2013 at 10:46 PM

        I’m so jelly! Thanks for sharing your experience! These are the reasons Tre is a hit with the fans, she cares and it shows. I

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      June 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      Several friends of mine have run across Teresa at Corrados and Market Basket over the years. They have all told me she is a very sunny, outgoing person without a whif of attitude. I think it goes beyond appreciating her fan base – deep down inside she seems to just be a happy person with an occasional temper. Recently another friend of mine was flying back from the coast and encountered (viewed from a distance is more appropriate) Al and Caroline on a United flight. No that they were being recognized, but they were (as I was told) copping attitude with the gate attendant (despite flying in economy) and avoiding any other human contact like the plague. It was only a one off observation, but it seems at odds with the persona that Teresa seems to commonly display.

  15. Laker
    June 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    WOW. I finally watched the second episode and I am not going to lie, I am really loving it so far. I feel like Melissa is NOT getting a good edit at all and I am not going to lie, this pleases me. Teresa is BEYOND holding her own, she stayed totally calm and was extremely reasonable during her “confrontation” with Caroline (and Teresa sometimes gets flustered and just starts yelling, but she was super calm and normal which I loved!!) If anything, Caroline looked even worse honestly… She got worked up and started yelling and throwing around her “catchphrases” super quickly.

    Lauren is awful and I kind of love that even though she’s the “new improved” Lauren she’s become an even more awful person. What is wrong with her? She seems depressed… just seems odd that anyone could be so miserable.

    The scenes between Joe/Teresa are more cute/loving than usual which I also appreciate.

    I am tired of Jac and her nonstop crying, but I can’t help it, I really have always loved Chris. He seems somewhat reasonable and I don’t love that he hangs out with the Gorgas and Wakiles but he really seems to love Jacqueline…

    Also, Joe Gorga saying “you’ve never been with a man? You need to try it!” Just echoing what people said, but if Joe Guidice said something like that… holy sh** he’d be hung out to dry. Again, not a good edit for Joe, and Rosie looked annoyed. She was more tolerable than usual, and I actually find the Wakiles more tolerable. I appreciate Kathy finally calling out the fact that her husband is a pig, and her daughter seems like a reasonable person.

  16. yup
    June 12, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    yeah, and the viewers also begged Jac to stab someone in the head with her stiletto.

  17. Anonymous
    June 12, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Read This on another site and its true

    I feel everyone forgot Melissa insisting joe scream at his sister after the strippergate “do it, do it joe, say it to your sister!!” As they were pulling away and her contacting Danielle….WHY IS THIS NEVER BROUGHT UP..

    …everyone lets that slide yet if that was Teresa, we all know the en result

    Y is this not more of an issue brought up to see MG true colors !!!!!

    Twitter followers needs to confront on this issue since never addressed

  18. June 12, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    I remain firmly convinced that the rumored shake-up/recast was diverted by the “opportunity” of filming Hurricane Sandy & it’s aftermath. BRAVO then gauged fan reaction to the Housewives volunteering and (pardon the pun) veered off that course….what we’re seeing is what they’ve spliced together for the Season, I think. Mainly, that fans thought things were “too dark” so we’re getting lots of the Giudiuce kids (yaaaay) and also rather mundane scenes of “poker night” etc. This all may have worked Season 3…but after 4 and that Reunion? Andy? PLEASE! The ratings are dropping because not even a casual viewer can stomach (pun #2) Ole BlubberBlubber & Blubber having a fake ass “sit down” with Teresa about her whiny Brother, ok? Even the casual viewer knows that Xanjax is exploiting her challenged lil one for a story line. I haven’t seen any comments supportive of that beast called Rosie or interest in whether she likes strap ons…have any of you?

    Ratings will continue to fall….(You heard it here, lol)…hopefully to the point that the footage from the epic litigated fight is shown. Then BRAVO will appear justified in the firings that will surely take place…that SHOULD HAVE taken place during the off Season.

    • Bullie
      June 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      I hope your last paragraph is what happens. It seems reasonable, but Bravo is hardly reasonable. Although, I really think the blame should go to S3&4 production & Andy Cohen. Maybe Bravo is pissed with how that production group nosedived their precious Housewives ratings & Andy is finally taking it seriously. NO ONE ON EARTH wants to see a family torn apart by reality television.

    • DebbieD
      June 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Xanjax, I love it. I also agree with everything else you posted.

  19. June 12, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Now that the tables have turned we are told we see snippets of the filming and we don’t know the whole story. Well Caroline and Jax tell us why you were so angry at Teresa, the real reason! The same goes for Joe and Melissa, all we ever heard from them is “Teresa needs to stop”, stop what? The goal of Season 3&4 was to BRING TERESA DOWN! It didn’t work so now they have all decided to get along. The viewers are not stupid as Jax would say. We see the cast for who they really are, but not so much from the show, social media (that they so willingly participate in) has shown us their true colors. These women are delusional especially Caroline and Jax.

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      Exactamundo!!! Tell us what she’s done !! We still don’t know!

  20. holy cannoli
    June 12, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Thanks @ mz

    I liked this article. I get what each of them are saying. One thing though is they each( except for Teresa, in my opinion) have to take responsibility for the social media shit, especially Cracker Jac..

    I do agree with Teresa though when she said something like they make it worse sometimes. Yes, the crazy twitters and the crazy bloggers in my opinion makes things worse than they are at times.

    I do think they are all in a better place now, but maybe they are nervous about how the season is going to end, and that Bravo will ” edit’ the story..I don’t know, just guessing here.

  21. my6girls2012
    June 12, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Weren’t we led to believe by some of the housewives that there was no editing…that what we saw was really how it was? I may be mistaken but, I thought I heard that once or twice.

    • holy cannoli
      June 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Yes @ my6girls2012

      Meatball face has said this several times. But to me it seems to me ( in this article) she is kinda putting that out there, with the who knows what story they will show/ tell, or whatever she said. She said she/ they know what they filmed the last few weeks, what their final scene was, etc. To me it sounds like she wondering / concerned if they( Bravo) is going to cause headaches, and kinda of screw up what possible progress they have made to a better place.

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      You are right!!!! Didn’t they say you can’t blame editing – “you have to own it”!

      • DebbieD
        June 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        She said that when she was getting the good edit.

  22. Sackem
    June 12, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Oh brother, Kathy’s talking about how RHONJ is breaking down barriers for the gay community. I disagree – entirely! I believe it’s encouraging stereotypes. How do you guys feel? PS the episode they are referring to is the one just aired where they discuss dating, before the poker game!

    “By letting the cameras capture this personal scene, Kathy hopes that RHONJ will help make a change about stereotypes of the gay community.

    “The more we talk about it, the more people understand what it means to be gay — and it shows what someone has had to go through their whole life,” Kathy tells RadarOnline.com. “Hopefully, we knock all those barriers down and open it up for people and they can understand that it’s not easy.””

    I have a young family member who has recently come out and I wouldn’t dream of putting her private life on display for a pay cheque they way they do. “you gotta remember the bitch’s name”, “muff diving”, “are you a boob lady” let’s get her drunk on the tele and have one of our friends shove her boobs in her face. Here’s a radical idea, treat her “normally” – isn’t that acceptance. Here’s my sister, here’s her girlfriend, the end. Here’s an even better idea, get rid of Kathy and give Rosie a full time spot! It’s her story!!

    And no, I’m not giving her a pass for her violent behaviour- I’m just saying if Bravo wants to break down walls in this franchise then just do it!!!!!

    • Jeannie5233
      June 12, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      There is sooooo much more to a person besides their sexuality!! I agree with you Sackem!

      Using Rosie as an example of what it is like to be gay is a step back for the LGBT community! She is, if anything, promoting gross stereotypes of what people, who are uniformed, perceive what a lesbian is like. It is a great disservice to those who have struggled to break down those stereotypes and I find it disturbing.

    • elemcee
      June 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Rosie has no manners. I believe that has to do with upbringing and not her sexual orientation. She gives human beings a bad name, let alone the LGBT community. I do not care what anyone’s preference is, but someone please send her (and her entire family) a book on etiquette!

      And Kathy go away!

    • Bullie
      June 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Yes!!! Bravo, for all their proud gay flag waving spectacles, has YET to have any married gay couples on one of these Housewives shows. A lesbian can be a Housewife, yeah? Or anyone who identifies as a woman?? So WHY doesn’t Bravo just have an actual gay storyline. That would be better than just doing it & not making it a spectacle or a side show. Oh, that’s right. People like Andy Cohen don’t like normal gays, especially lesbians who aren’t fitting into a stereotype bull dyke or Madonna mold. It’s not funny or compelling if it isn’t following a humorous character stereotype. This is why all the Housewives series feature cities that have reputations. African Americans in ATL, Latinas & plastic surgery monsters in Miami, Italians in NJ, Jews & social climbers in NY, ect ect ect. Gays like Andy do not help the cause. Ask any gay advocacy group. There’s those who want to actually be accepted as humans & those who want to be treated like Queens. Andy Cohen is a Queen.

      • June 12, 2013 at 2:31 PM

        Great comment. It would be refreshing to see a gay couple on a housewife show, especially New Jersey or New York.

        • Saddle_River_NJ
          June 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM

          I would cringe at the thought – but not for the reason you might guess. By thier nature, reality shows need “drama” and oversized personalities. I would not want some singular couple to supposedly representative of all same sex couples. Many same sex couples live “boring” mundane lives. Thier sexuality is sch a small component of the rich complexity that make up thier “completeness” that is would be a fallicy to cast based soley on who they f@%k. It’s like a person who is considered a “crafter”, a “gamer” or a “hoarder”. It’s all just part of a person’s makeup. Call me old fashioned – but I remember when the goal was to be judged on the content of your character. It’s easier to become a singular community when we stop focusing on what makes us different. We still have quite a way to go, but to cast a same sex couple on a Housewives franchise is a bit early and the wrong venue.

  23. Stefanie
    June 12, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    The viewers are smart especially the ones that actually look at the situation. We smelled a rat when Melissa and her lackies came on the show. Who would come on a show with a family member that is already established and that same family member who you’re having problems with? The viewers could see that Melissa’s goal was to take down Teresa and become the star of the show and she didn’t care you got hurt as long as she was the fans favorite housewife.

    If you go on shows like this you have to be aware that things will come out from your past. That in todays world being in the public eye you cannot hide everything from the public like the could over twenty years ago. You have to have a thick skin for this industry and you cannot blame the fans for calling you out on your actions. My opinion no matter if you live a private life or you put it out for the whole world to see your responsible for your decisions and actions.

  24. Rachel
    June 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    I absolutely love that they all said the whole convo does not make it…Remember when they all blamed Teresa because of what “the bald guy” had said during a conversation at stripergate? They kept tweeting “OMG he just said it!!!!!!” Hmmm it’s nice to see that they are hypocrites and how things are only true and right when it pertains to them.

    • tboz17586
      June 12, 2013 at 6:11 PM

      Big time! They just suit themselves really.

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      Great point!

  25. Jeannie5233
    June 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Looks like on the View, “Caroline, Jacqueline and Melissa are telling all about this season’s blood feuds, betrayals and backstabbing” and they are going to spotlight “the emotional moment that brought Jacqueline to tears!”.

    Melissa continues to propagate the myth that she and Joe flip houses “all the time. I mean that’s what we do!”. And mentions her daughter and Teresa’s daughter are now in a cheering class together. How coincidental she just happened to tweet the picture yesterday, which Fame put in this article thanks to zoebot!!

    Caroline is asked how she could be an expert about being a mediator to bring siblings together when she and Dina are estranged. She responds, “I’m one of 11 children!” but fails to mention Dina is not the only one out of those eleven she does not have anything to do with.

    After showing the clip of Nicholas saying “I love you”, Jacqueline tears up – again – and says that it gave her hope. Ana Quincoces gives her props for bringing awareness to autism through the show. Of course, Jacs eats this all up with a Cheshire smile!

    UGH!!! More propaganda – and more exploitation!

    • June 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      I just finished watching, as I had recorded it. Jac needs help. Yes, Jac tears up. This is the Jac that uses her children for storylines and scammed decent people out of millions of dollars. The same loving mother, Jac, who flies all over the country promoting blk., getting tummy tucks, attending functions, drinks and tweets. I am not certain the look Caroline is going for, however it his not working. Melissa cannot tell the truth to save her life. Does she realize that if Joe would have flipped so many houses the proof would be filed at the courthouse. The more she speaks, the more stupid and desperate she appears. She should also get her roots touched up.

      • June 12, 2013 at 6:47 PM

        Yes moma, Jac has know about nick’s problem for a while now. Don’t mean to sound cold, but she should be able to talk about him without crying or tearing up. She has serious mental problems. Melissa literally can not keep up with her own lies, she keeps digging herself deeper and deeper.

        • JUST ME P
          June 13, 2013 at 5:13 AM


  26. June 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Not cool. Who’s ready for a new cast? (Raises hand)

    • Marty
      June 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      I want Teresa to stay! The rest can go scratch eachothers a**.

      • June 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        Teresa needs to get her own show after this season. If she does not, Bravo missed their chance. I fear as this series continues, more and more fans will become disinterested. I, who was once a die hard fan, find myself less and less interested because of what I fear the end result of this season will be.

        The ladies have managed to pull the fairytale Bravo magic rug from under my feet. What Melissa and her posse did to Bryan a few months ago, coupled with Joey’s inappropriate behavior and posting that video, is just the tip of the iceberg as to what makes this couple almost impossible to watch.

        As for Jac and Chris, the loving parents mask is not working. I know too much, the forced bankruptcy and looting of that company, her insane tweets, all of her body enhancements, flying all over the country to promote awareness and blk. (she is really trying to promote herself), coupled with her stiletto stabbing make her extremely hard to watch. I was reminded, first hand, no mother who is remotely involved with their children, has this much free time.

        Caroline, who I once believed was the “voice of reason”, is just a jealous, cold hearted, busy body, who much rather meddle in other peoples problems than deal with her own. Lauren is her apprentice. I fast forward through the Manzo boys or tidy my kitchen if I am watching when the program airs.

        As for Kathy, Rich and Rosie, I do my Manzo boys routine. I tried to watch them once again this season, but Rich and Rosie are so vile and cruel.

        • Sackem
          June 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM

          Great post Moma!!!!

        • Jeannie5233
          June 12, 2013 at 9:04 PM

          I am reading up the thread and have already read Calypso’s so I am going to say Applause to you as well, moma!!! Great insight!

        • Marty
          June 12, 2013 at 9:26 PM

          ITA! It’s time for Teresa to fly! The window is open and I for one would love that for her. She is above them now. She needs to move on.

          • June 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

            Great post Mom and ITA agree Marty … it is time for her to fly away.

            • June 12, 2013 at 10:20 PM

              Here is an old quote this reminded me of … “You can’t soar with Eagles, when you hang with turkeys”

              • Marty
                June 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM

                Love it!

                • Bissy
                  June 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

                  Great post!!!!… I for one have not and will not watch this year.Thought I would change my mind, after reading this site each Monday, but all it did was make feel like I’ve heard this story before and I can’t do it again. I also was a die hard fan, but the only one I can stomach now is Teresa. Each time I read this blog on Monday’s after the show, I get so pissed at all the BS the phoney baloney crew put out. Those Manzo kids need to go and stop riding on coat tails. Wacko Jac will we know her issues. Missy one word, FAKE. BRAVO.. YOU’RE LOSING ALLOT OF FANS WHO WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING.. It’s time to give it up with this crew and make it a one person/family show.

        • June 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM

          What video did Joey post?

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      Mine’s up

      • Jeannie5233
        June 12, 2013 at 9:06 PM

        Mine too!!

    • happylady
      June 13, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      both my hands are up!

  27. Jennifer
    June 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    How weird it was to see Rosie sitting in with the boys, playing poker, drinking what they drink….

    • June 12, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      It was offensive to me and an attempt to stereotype lesbians.

      • JUST ME P
        June 13, 2013 at 5:21 AM


      • LifeIsGood
        June 13, 2013 at 6:52 AM

        I agree, Mzjulesaz. i wonder if Andy will address this at the reunion? He is relentless when calling out Juicy for his language. I didn’t watch it, but I read enough about the poker game scene to conclude that it was far more offensive tham Juicy’s comments.

        IMO, those types of comments are far more demeaning and destructive. It sounds like they define Rosie (and by extension, all gays/lesbians) by nothing more than her sexual preferences. I can’t stand Rosie, but no one deserves that.

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Totally! As mention on the other thread obviously if you like girls you’re an honorary man. Not to say I think women should stay in the kitchen.

      • June 12, 2013 at 11:10 PM

        Exactly! I know in my circle of friends the men, women etc. sit down for poker. It’s not decided by if you are a boy or girl!

        I’ve been pondering this too and know it will not come out right as I’m tired. I have several lesbian friends and if they had been at that poker table and those questions asked of them (they are too vile for me to repeat), somebody would have got cold cocked (or stilettoed). Let me see …. did they ask Greggy if he prefers sucking c*** or getting it in the b***? Heck no.

        To me this was way worse than any of Juicy’s gay remarks that he continually gets attacked by Andy for making . Will they get called out — heck no. Annoying.

        • Sackem
          June 13, 2013 at 12:05 AM

          OMG! I thought the same re Juicy!!!!!!!

        • Jeannie5233
          June 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

          The poker game scene was grotesque – the questions were crude and, in my opinion, way too invasive of Rosie’s personal life. How insulting to the gay community!!! As I said above thread, Rosie’s sexuality is a small part of who she is and this focus on it is just way out of line. I get making a storyline about the struggles of the gay community, but delving into personal preferences of sexual acts is TMI!!

          When Reunion time comes around, I hope the viewers don’t forget this, reminding Andy that these ignoramuses should be held accountable just as much as Joey Giudice is.

          • Cee_See
            June 14, 2013 at 12:12 AM

            I agree with you Jeannie the question’s they asked Rose were just nasty! I asked myself the question, “if I were playing poker with Gay men and they were asking me questions about my sex life what would I say?” my answer “none of you business!”. That reminds me of Joey asking Chris, who is 46 yo, if he had to use viagra? Chris is what about 11 or 12 years older than Joey? Joey has the mind of a 13 or 14 year old boy!

  28. tboz17586
    June 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I’d just like to say, that the ONLY reason I am so invested in this show is because I watched season 1 and 2 when they did actually all get along!!! It was the banter between them and the little conversations about general stuff that was actually appealing. I also liked that Danielle was the villain because at least she wasn’t ruining lives, and she brought “drama”, not nasty, snake in the grass stuff that eats your soul up and enrages you. It sounds terrible but Danielle was the kinda “character” that you love to hate but I genuinely hate the way I feel about Melissa. I feel such an injustice with her shady character. I just want some vindication and for her to be annihilated in an argument! It’s not good. I want her to be outed for everything that she is, and finally I want her to recognise it and apologise…….but it’s never going to happen.

    It’s awful to watch what’s going on with a family……and it all started when Melissa showed up. The very first talking head she ever had I thought: “I’m not going to like you at all” but I hoped I was wrong and that she’d bring the same family dynamic as the others. .

    I also find it LAUGHABLE that “based on what they read from the viewers” we love to see them fight! What sites are they reading?! It’s more than clear that we hate it and that we’re sick of it and that we detest The Whorgas and that we find The Wakile’s beyond boring. They cannot possibly say that they act according to what we want. That’s weak.

    It’s too fake now and I feel my intelligence is insulted with every new twist or turn. We know it’s supposed to be scripted reality but COME ON! *rage*

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Great post

    • June 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      Reading randomly, love your post.

    • happylady
      June 13, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      So agree with you tboz

  29. Calypso
    June 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I might be alone in this thought but I going to say it anyway.

    There was a time when the show was enjoyable and cast was fun to watch but that ended when Melissa and Kathy joined the show. Seasons 3 and 4 were so horrific that I really don’t care if they make up and play nice together. They want the truth – Let’s see if they can handle the truth!

    Melissa, Kathy and their vile husbands joined this show with one mission – FAME! This was their desire and it far outweighed their human decency. These unworthy and unwanted creatures willingly crawled so far beyond the hellish depths for fame that the devil himself would be ashamed to call them family.

    I know that it is important to Teresa that her family get along or tolerate one another for the sake of her parents and the kids and I can appreciate that, but as a viewer it doesn’t interest me and I don’t want to watch it. I’m a viewer, not a family member or friend and they don’t get a free pass in my living room.

    I’ve seen the Gorgas and Wakiles true colors and nothing or no one will change my opinion of them. So whether they fight, play nice, or reconcile with Teresa – I have zero interest in them. I find them appalling and whoever at Bravo that hired and unleashed them should also bare the karma associated with their actions.

    It’s my opinion, that Bravo and the producers have lost sight of the big picture and need to regain the focus of the show. I’ll explain it as simple as possible with hopes they’ll understand.

    While filming a documentary on a pride of lions (rhonj), you introduce each member of the pride and their interaction with one another. One day 2 nomadic lions (Melissa and Kathy) challenge the dominate lion (Teresa) for control of the pride (show). You point out the nomad’s size, stature and attributes and compare them to the dominant lion as they approached, preparing to fight. The fight speaks for itself and the dominate lion has taken a beating but is victorious and the nomadic lions retreat back into obscurity.

    You’ll notice the story doesn’t shift its focus to include the slow death or the wound licking of the nomads nor does it encourage the dominate lion to play nice and accept them into the pride while they recuperate. My point is – Melissa and Kathy need to go and go quickly taking their garbage (husbands) with them. The hyenas (Caroline and Jac.) will follow the weak and the wounded – it’s an easy meal.

    I have often wondered if those at Bravo were evil geniuses or idiots – I’m still undecided. What would make me turn on Teresa? This is the question that I ask myself when trying to decide. Bravo was intent on destroying Teresa and when it didn’t work as they planned – what would they do to finish her off? What could make her fans be so turned off that they finally give up and stop supporting her? Could it be to play “FAKE” nice to rest of the cast after all they did to her and her family? My answer is YES!

    They continue to say “you don’t know the whole story” and “you only see what they want you to see” but the only person that is consistent both with her actions and explanations is Teresa. Teresa is still telling the same version of the same story without adjusting it to fit the latest issue.

    For 2 seasons Teresa has been drug through the mud by the entire cast but the moment a little backlash comes their way they want to make up! Please! Why should I continue to support the show that pays the likes of this trash and the dumpster that holds it? They think they have all the answers and know what the fans want to see but if they had a clue – they’d know it was only Teresa.

    I’m sorry for the extremely long rant but this Scorpio’s blood is boiling. I’ve never been one to sugarcoat my opinions even when it sometimes gets me in trouble or singles me out in a crowd.

    • June 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      It must be a shifting of the stars with the moon. I am a Scorpio and I posted a shorter version of what you just did, the exact minute you did. Great post, I feel exactly the way you do.

      • Calypso
        June 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

        Oh that’s freaky! Cool but Freaky. I just read your post and I wish I had your grace and control while expressing myself. I know better than to speak (or type) immediately after something sets me off because there’s no telling how harsh it’s going to sound but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

        • June 14, 2013 at 1:30 AM

          Here is another Scorpio and I also agree with Calypso and momajackie! Great mines think alike! Teresa is not perfect but she sure knows how to Love! That goes for her family, friends and her Fans! I have read how she’ll stay at functions until every fan meets her and she interacts with everyone! Now that shows how Teresa Loves her fans!

      • June 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM

        I am also scorpio and I agree with both of you .
        but nothing will turn me against T ,she works very hard ,pays her bills, takes care of her family and her parents ,she has a great sense of business and marketing ,
        hope m max and lil ava are growing n happy.
        love all of our fame family

        • JUST ME P
          June 13, 2013 at 5:42 AM


          • tboz17586
            June 13, 2013 at 7:39 PM

            I’m a Taurus…..and I totally agree! We’re meant to be opposite signs as well 😉 Great post and the “pride of lions” analogy was spot on!

    • love4peace
      June 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      i was on vacation so i just watched both episodes. What i ca’t figure out is why Teresa is only in about 5 minutes of the show. I watch it to see her not them. The lion thing is so spot on, just looking at them makes me fast forward thru to Teresa. When we do see her it’s about dumb drama, I’m getting so over this. I wish she would get her own show.

    • Jeannie5233
      June 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      Once again, Calypso – applause, applause!!!

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      Great rant!

    • June 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Standing ovation!!!! You nail it once again!

    • June 14, 2013 at 3:19 AM

      great post Calypso

  30. June 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    I did not see the View today but Melissa saying Joe flips houses is outrageous. During the real estate boom anyone could get a loan to buy a house and then turn around and sell it. I know numerous people who did just that. Then the bottom fell out and most of the flippers ended up bankrupt. No bank today is lending money to speculators even with pristine credit. Melissa insults the viewers intelligence with her stories of wealth and success. If Joe was a flipper why can’t he flip the two houses he has been trying to unload for years now? If she would just stop lying about everything people might be able to tolerate her.

    • June 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      Melissa wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her in the face. Even if she stops lying, she ruined any chance of winning me over because of the how she came on the show to get what Tre had. Melissa just doesn’t get she can’t steal what Teresa has which is the “IT” factor.

    • June 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Your spot on dookie, there is no way joey is still flipping houses. I personally have been effected with the housing crash and know for a fact what you said is correct.

      • Dubbalicious
        June 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

        From day 1 the whole house flipping/building thing just didn’t ring true!! Everybody was hurt by the economy but, Melissa’s still trying to convince us ( or anyone listening) that their success comes from real estate. It disgusted me then..Now she just sounds more ridiculous than ever!! My ex was in construction..year after year we felt the sting of a declining economy. So many people were hurt by this And yet…she has the nerve to say the stuff she says!!

  31. Sydney
    June 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I just seen the video for this week episode of Teresa vs Melissa.at Gia birthday party.
    on eonline.com/news/428942/re via @eonline

  32. Bubba-boy
    June 12, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Just noticed your post 06/07/2013 UPDATE on the brawl that took place. Bravo only turned over 1 tape when there were 3 cameras recording and now the story is the others were damaged and irretrievable because the cameramen were knocked over during the brawl. WHY didn’t they have to prove it was damaged? something doesn’t sound right!! maybe it will come up in the trial.

    • Sackem
      June 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      Wow, that’s interesting!!!!

  33. Sackem
    June 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Woohoo! The View fast tracked. I can watch, Sna’s opening was interesting!

  34. Sackem
    June 13, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Whoa, Missy said it’s NOT ABOUT TGE KIDS! I just choked on my vegemite sandwich!

    • Sackem
      June 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      Caroline – it’s ok that I’m not talking to my sister – the time will come, you have to both want it : then why FORCE Terrsa and Joey- she’s tried and he hasn’t wanted it. Jeez, what are they smoking in Jersey?

      • Sackem
        June 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM

        Lordy, commending Jac’s behaviour! Seriously? And I’m out!!

  35. Isolde
    June 13, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    We are two episodes in, and I have watched them in reruns, and I have to say that I actually become angry watching the nonsense, bullshit and lies that make up this show. We would all agree that Caroline asked for the meeting with Teresa, not because “her heart hurts” for their family, because it sure didn’t last season when she was fueling the fire; but because Teresa did move on and is fine in not filming with these women and we will watch her. However, when the others are being shown in the episode, we could care less about watching them or hearing anything that they have to say. Joe Gorga says that he and his wife did nothing wrong, but he is the one who called his sister, garbage, a f-ing bitch, and said that she was dead to him. We all have seen how Melissa feels about Teresa, with the final straw for me, was saying that she had to move away because she didn’t want Teresa’s girls bullying her daughter. The Giudice girls have shown nothing but love to everyone on the show, but most especially their cousins. Lauren says that the Giudice girls were raised by wolves, and the Gorga children were raised to fix things and be genuine. Lauren is an ass, because Antonia is 7 years old, and the oldest, and the Gorga children have not been taught to fix things or to be genuine at their ages–and certainly not because of the behavior of their parents or their maternal family, who do nothing but bad mouth the Giudices.

    Teresa has shown in the past that she will take a lot from the Gorgas and forgive them, and put it behind her because of her love of family. Meanwhile, no one has apologized to her for anything that they said and did, especially last season and during the reunion. Caroline did not have the decency to apologize and say to Teresa, “maybe I was a f-ing bitch and in a bad place”, and I owe you an apology for my behavior so that I can speak to you about your relationship with your brother. Caroline asks her to start small by talking to Kathy, who called Teresa’s mother a f-ing liar and her father a coward. Yet Caroline says if people did Jacqueline a certain way, she would never speak to them again, but tells Teresa to forget and let bygones be bygones. I would not have let Caroline Manzo lecture me about anything after her behavior last season, especially without her addressing what she had done and offering some kind of explanation or apology for it. Teresa, according to Caroline, has no light or brightness in her eyes any longer, and is a different person (no light in Danielle Staub’s children’s eyes either-but has she looked into her own daughter’s eyes lately). This is a woman who has called her own daughter, an asshole and now a rip roaring bitch, and brought coffee to the house but not to her daughter (I would bring a coffee with me for everyone that I know will be in my house).

    All of this is an insult to our intelligence. This turnaround by Caroline is viewer dictated, because she showed her true colors last season. Nothing can make me believe that she feels any differently towards Teresa, especially when her daughter, her sister-in-law and the other players continue to talk “smack” about Teresa. As the other posters on this site have stated, these people are trying to rehab their characters this season, and they need Teresa’s cooperation in order to try and accomplish this. Teresa is willing to comply because Bravo writes the check (also because she is a decent and loving person who truly does let things go and move on). I will not take away from Teresa that she is a really good person, and willing to allow her cast mates to use her to improve their images, because many people would not do this for anything. I cannot stand to see the others on my screen, because of their nastiness, deceit, lies and their behavior last season (not to mention, all the legal issues and the news that we all know about them that has come out even since they wrapped last season). These are not nice people. I also believe that the Lauritas are playing a sympathy card in using their son’s alleged autism as a major story line, because of all their legal and financial issues. The misappropriation of corporate funds leading to possible bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement charges could very well land them in jail, and I think that they are hoping to garner sympathy to sway public opinion. They say that their son Nicholas said “I love you” at 18 months, and then hasn’t said it for a year and a half, but then he conveniently says it on camera, in a room full of people drinking and playing poker, and now all the touching comments on her Bravo blog. Most children don’t talk in sentences until around two years old, and they say he lost language and now he said it on cue to be taped for the show. God forgive me if I am wrong, but I am not buying it. They had to know he would say it, for Chris Laurita to be able to give his wife that moment on national television of the “only thing that Jacqueline wanted from Nicholas”. I am not for anyone using their child or children in any way, and it comes across to me, as that is exactly what the Lauritas are doing.

    The last thing that I want to mention that also bothered me a lot, was when the Wakiles went to Victoria’s college, and Rich had such a problem with all the crosses on the college buildings, and saying, the f-ing Catholics, and I am not Catholic. The cross is a sign of Christianity, and I thought they are both Christian and Catholic, and I don’t see why he was offended by it so much, and if he was, why didn’t he have his daughter attend a state college not affiliated with any religion? He is a jerk and has a foul and vulgar mouth and puts Lebanese people to shame with all his idiotic comments. As some of you know, my husband is Lebanese, and he would never behave or say such nasty things. Kathy is just now getting bothered by it, please! Rosie seems to be featured more this season after her violent and disgusting outburst at the reunion, and isn’t that so against the “zero tolerance” they teach our children in school with regard to bullying and violence? Again, an insult to our intelligence and our integrity, to condone such nasty behavior and to reward it.

    I have been absent lately and been in touch with a few of you to explain why, and really ran on today with my comment (sorry). I would like to say hello to Fame and all the regular posters. I hope everyone is doing well, and as usual, you all have everything covered on this site. I am just having a really difficult time watching the show after last season, as you can tell. I know they all keep saying you will be surprised and they are all in a good place now, but I don’t really believe it, and I think Bravo really scripted it so people will watch and give everyone a chance to see how they all reconcile. I don’t believe that such hateful and spiteful people can really change, it is just an act, and that’s what Bravo should call it–the fictional housewives of New Jersey. I have tried to keep up with the comments, and how everyone is doing, and do want you all to know that I have kept you all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care everyone!

    • Sackem
      June 13, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      Brilliant post!!!! I’ve missed you!!!!!

      • Isolde
        June 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM

        Thanks Sackem, missed you as well, and I hope Ava is doing well and the two of you are having a great time.

    • my6girls2012
      June 13, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Isolde, amazingly detailed! Loved it…Thanks!

    • elemcee
      June 13, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      Isolde, I always love your comments! I still have not watched the episodes and comments like this are making that possible. Maybe I will catch a weekend marathon when they have one, but I am not even that interested right now.

    • Jeannie5233
      June 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM


      So GREAT to see you here! I can feel your indignation and frustration and I believe you have pretty much summed up what most of us feel here!

      You are right – this whole situation IS an insult to our intelligence and integrity!

      • Isolde
        June 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        Thanks Jeannie, I have been reading and enjoying your comments as well. As I said, most everyone here gets it, with what the cast is doing and the convenient editing, etc., but I was frustrated last season, but two episodes in, and I am beyond that. I am glad to see that everyone gets it and I hope Bravo and the cast read the blogs, especially this one; and they see how truly offensive all of the nastiness, and the “acting” is to so many viewers. I hope all is well with you and your family, and that your mother is doing well.

    • Calypso
      June 13, 2013 at 5:48 PM

      Excellent – very well said!

    • June 13, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      Great, great post.

      • June 14, 2013 at 1:48 AM

        I love coming here to read your posts because you guys hit it right on the nose! Great post and agree 100% with what you feel and Said!

  36. Tassie-Devil
    June 13, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    I have just finished viewing episode 2, and I was feeling pissed off at the way the bloody lauritas was stting round a poker table all half tanked, he goes out gets a small child like getting a pup that has taught a new trick, WHAT BLOODY 4/5 YEAR OLD CHILD KNOWS WHAT THE WORD LOVE MEANS, I have grandchildren age 6, 5, 5 and 1 they show us love by cuddles kisses, some adults wouldnt know how to say I love you.

    I am going to say sorry if I offend and I know Fame likes to keep kids off limits and I agree, but this autism thing just doesnt sit right with me they need to ask themselves why did Nick regress at 18 months, I wonder if this is some sort of liar that they are using for all their legal woes, as all their dishonesty was starting to surface a couple of years ago, I have NEVER NEVER called anyone a bad parent as it is a bloody hard job but those 2 are bad, and this crying on cue OH I just want to slap her.

    My gut feeling after seeing this episode and now reading tweets and stories out there we are in for an interesting season.

    once again Im sorry if I have upset anyone with my views about the lauritas

    Cheers Tassie

    • Detroitrockcity
      June 13, 2013 at 6:09 AM

      Did enyone notice they didn’t show off the”recording studio” That should be a selling point for the house! Where’s the POOL!!! HEHE 😉

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 13, 2013 at 6:15 AM

        A soundproff box that she can go scream in and nobody Can Hear You!! EMPTY, Just like You!!

        • Detroitrockcity
          June 13, 2013 at 6:28 AM

          Where did it all go?? Ya made a “mess ” of things? Didn’t go your way?? Cuz karma is on your tail! You reep what you sow!!

          • Detroitrockcity
            June 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM

            ; )

          • Detroitrockcity
            June 13, 2013 at 8:49 AM

            I sing in my basement to! Sounds pretty good when it bounces of the glass in an empty room?!! Be true to youself, missy, cuz we don’t wanna be the fools fool!

            • June 13, 2013 at 9:07 PM

              Missy is the fools, fool. She married Joe for his money, remember. lol My favorite, in the two episodes this season, is Ms. Karma. I hope Ms. Karma continues to shine.

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 13, 2013 at 6:29 AM

        Anyone ^^

      • June 13, 2013 at 6:59 PM

        Great point@Detroit, I’m thinking that was all just rented or staged for the show. I would bet you it’s not even there any longer.

    • my6girls2012
      June 13, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      Tassie, you didn’t offend me at all. I have felt this way from the beginning of their story. The scene itself was atrocious. The liquor bottles on the table right where he was standing…good grief, at least take those away! Also, this should have been a quiet, personal moment between Mommy and son. Not in front of a bunch of sex crazed hooligans.

    • June 13, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      I agree tassie with you,and will go so far as to say I have never thought he has A .THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT KNOW FOR SURE IF HE DOES AND IT WILL COME OUT , GOD BE WITH THE CHILDREN

    • Isolde
      June 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      Tassie, I certainly didn’t take offense to your comments, as I pretty much insinuated the same feelings and thoughts as you did. I felt a little guilty about it, as you probably do, because we just can’t imagine that anyone would do such a thing, however, we wouldn’t have put our child on display like that to begin with. My husband’s family and friends play poker somewhat regularly, and they would not interrupt their game to set up anything, let alone a scene that required such focus, love, and caution to the child’s well being. As you said, this should have been done privately. I feel as you do, I have a very hard time believing the whole situation is real because of how it is being handled on the show. It shouldn’t be handled on the show at all, in my opinion.

      It is the behavior of these adults on the show that prompts our opinions of these people–and unfortunately for them, these opinions are being shared by many.

      • June 13, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        On this one though, I think not so much. Jac’s blog comments are full and I mean full of how wonderful she is for autism. Maybe she is reaching out to people who can relate. I would never take advice from her and I think the exploitation of her child is horrendous.

  37. June 13, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    ICAM with both isolde and tassieD on this entire issue. #disgustingexploitation

  38. Extra Extra
    June 13, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Teresa didn’t say one thing negative about the viewers! She only commented about the Tabloids and how they twist things around but us viewers know that! But, the other four hypocrites that are so shady and liars were the ones that were attacking and blaming the viewers! Those bitches need to get off the show and be replaced by four other women that actually live a fabulous life and are fabulous and real from the inside out! Get the wanna be Teresa’s off the show already!!!

    • Detroitrockcity
      June 13, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      She is first class Italinao,my God, My Lord, please, give her her own show! I’m about to pee!!

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 13, 2013 at 7:43 AM

        Italiono, ^^ : )

        • Detroitrockcity
          June 13, 2013 at 7:53 AM

          Just can’t spell today, but she’s to nice and are chocking her around the neck, stealing her “fame ” Hope she finds her way out! Always love love loved our Teresa!!

          • Detroitrockcity
            June 13, 2013 at 8:05 AM

            Forgot to cross myself,hold on,is it left to right?? Or right to left?? Oh well, we all make mistakes? As long as we fake it? I’m sorry,, Make it! ; )

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 13, 2013 at 8:35 AM

        Aka Vicky

  39. corky21
    June 13, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    The idea of filming a family or friends doing normal things is interesting, do you remember the first show back in the 1970’s, I forget the name of the family. I think back then it was to show an ordinary family during normal life events, etc. and how it affects them. We are the flies on the wall experiencing their experiences in our own minds, in how we relate to them, or feel aghast at them, or whatever the feeling may be. Sort of a social experiment in a way. I thought The Housewives franchise would be similar, but all of the shows production companies, and I’m sure the executives at Bravo themselves, have resorted to manufactured drama and fighting. Now, in many families this stuff goes on, so in a sense, I get that it should be shown. But I believe it’s stoked onto the wives to bring it up to make the show, and that to me, is wrong. It’s truthful, but yet it’s not. Now that we have social media and blogging and we know the powers that be have a staff parsing this data, we are in effect controlling these shows. So we are not looking at a true social dynamic between friends and family all the time. I would prefer the production company stop that and just film, regardless of whether the viewers think it’s boring. I also feel that the participants in these shoes act differently at times for the camera. Yes, they show their real selves, but much of the time they are playing to the camera. If there were hidden camera’s I believe we would see a different show.

    So all the fighting, and talking head interviews, I believe most is manufactured. I believe these issues are true:

    All of them want to be on camera
    All of them want to make money
    All of them will do whatever is asked to keep the camera and money
    Teresa and Melissa never liked each other and never will — what they say about each other is real.

    Joe Gorga and Rosie and Joe Guidice are the only ones who are probably the same on and off camera.

    Teresa will always be the more interesting and fun one to watch. Her mouthing off girls could have their own show too. They make me laugh.

    • Detroitrockcity
      June 13, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      So the New Show, it is!! Let’s just go with that,genius!! We’ll just make it our own!!

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        sorry,spell perfect not working

        • Detroitrockcity
          June 13, 2013 at 9:04 AM

          Teresa needs to go to a whole new dynamic, change it up, listen to your people!! We want you to be in that happy place,Fuckem like Joe says, I’ll be with you scripted or not!!

    • Jeannie5233
      June 13, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      corky21 –

      The name of the family was the Louds. The show aired on PBS and was titled “An American Family”. It broke ground in American television as it was the first “reality” show broadcast. Also, their eldest son Lance, who had come out to his family prior to the show, was openly gay; thus knocking down another taboo. Sadly, he died of complications from Hepatitis C and and HIV complications in 2001.

      “On Thursday, January 11, 1973, the first broadcast of An American Family changed television history forever. A 12-hour documentary series on PBS, An American Family chronicled seven months in the day-to-day lives of the William C. Loud family of Santa Barbara, California. An audience of ten million viewers watched in fascination the unfolding real-life drama of Bill and Pat Loud, and their five children, Lance, Kevin, Grant, Delilah and Michele.

      The series challenged conventional views of middle class American family life with its depiction of marital tensions that led to divorce, an elder son’s gay lifestyle and the changing values of American families. Prior to An American Family, the staples of television family programs such as The Brady Bunch profiled a model of the perfectly happy family that seldom faced any crisis. The broadcast of An American Family in 1973 proved to be a groundbreaking watershed that forever changed American television programming and led the way to more complex family portraits such as Roseanne, One Day At A Time and even The Simpsons.

      TV Guide magazine acknowledged An American Family as the first reality television series and named it among “The 50 Greatest Shows of All Time.” Lance Loud, the eldest son of the family, was the first openly gay person to appear on television as an integral member of American family life. Alan and Susan Raymond, the filmmakers of the original An American Family PBS series, remained friends with the Loud family and have continued to chronicle their lives for the past 30 years. They produced and directed An American Family Revisited in 1983 and bring audiences this “final episode” of the Loud family saga.”

      Source: http://www.pbs.org/lanceloud/american/

      • Dianna
        June 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        I remember watching them with my older sister, until my mother found out. There was a movie made about them a few years ago. Think it had Diane Ladd (?) as the mother

      • mare
        June 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

        I have actually been thinking about this show. I remember seeing it when I was a kid and thinking “Why would anyone want cameras following them around all day?”
        Of course, the Loud family fell apart during filming. Parents divorced. The scene I remember most–the mother sending her poor son to tell the father not to come home. Poor kid couldn’t do it. Never forgot that scene. Even though I was young I knew that this should be private and that the mother should be protecting her son not using him.
        So there you have it folks, troubled families exploiting their lives and children for your entertainment since 1973.

  40. corky21
    June 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Right, the Louds. I was young then and didn’t watch it but I did catch a few episodes years later, and I think a movie based on them as well. Thank you.

    • Dianna
      June 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Haha just wrote the same thing.

  41. Dianna
    June 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Thank everyone for their prayers for my friend he just passed away please say prayers for his wife and family

    • Jeannie5233
      June 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Oh, Dianna – I am so very sorry! I will continue to pray for his family and for you, lovely lady. They are blessed to have such a wonderful friend in you. (((Dianna))).

    • June 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      ms diane
      im so sorry for your loss, all of you will have our prayers go up to JESUS
      we just wed had our friend Geneva to go home to be with our LORD from florida.
      you don’t know how important this fame family is to me at this time,
      thank you all
      ms Jeannie n your mama

      • June 13, 2013 at 7:58 PM

        Always keeping you and the ones close to you in my prayers.

      • Jeannie5233
        June 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM

        My sweet celi – I am sorry you lost your friend too and so I am sending you a (((celi))). Thinking of you as always.

      • June 13, 2013 at 11:14 PM

        Sorry for your loss Celi.

    • June 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      I’m so sorry to hear that Dianna. Sending energy and prayers.

    • happylady
      June 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      So sorry dianna.

    • June 13, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Oh no Dianna. I am sooooo sorry. I haven’t been able to get on here much the past few days so I may have missed updates, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to hear this. Thinking of you and his family. Big hugs.

    • Calypso
      June 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      So sorry to hear this Dianna.

    • Isolde
      June 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      Dianna, my condolences to you as his friend, and of course to his family. Prayers for all of you and to all our “Famewhorgas” friends who need or requested them for whatever reason they made need them. This is what real life and love and friendship is about and should mean to everyone.

    • June 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      God bless him and his family. So sorry to hear the bad new. I hope you are able to stay strong and get through this @ Dianna.

    • June 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      So sorry Dianna. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your friend’s family.

    • OldNJLady
      June 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Sorry to hear. Prayers of comfort for you and his family

    • nsr1076
      June 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      I’m so sorry Dianna.

    • June 14, 2013 at 3:36 AM

      so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences

  42. Aint Pittypat
    June 13, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Dianna , so sorry to hear the news……Sending thoughts and prayers.

  43. lobstahsmaht
    June 13, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I remember in the beginning when everyone was getting along and acting like family. We (the viewers) loved it. So don’t say we love the fighting, cause we don’t.

    • CSqD
      June 13, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      I don’t like watching the fighting that happens. It is uncomfortable to watch and I really don’t like watching such harsh confrontations. I did watch Caroline and Teresa’s argument in Napa because I wanted to see why Caroline said, ‘I….. can’t…..boohoohoo….’ after the argument happened. I find that people who are in a ‘fight’ with someone and that person tries to get people on their side are usually chickensh-ts! And, that is how Caroline works she likes to gang up on just one person. So, if Caroline and her ‘gang’ (everyone but Teresa and Juicey) think that people like to watch that type of ‘fighting’ she is dead wrong! The reason Teresa has such a strong fan base is because most people disliked how Teresa was ganged up on! Duh!

      • Jeannie5233
        June 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

        An excellent point CSqD!!

        Prior to Season 3, Teresa had a good fan base but there were those who couldn’t stand her. Then she flipped a table and her fan base grew. And then, Melissa and Kathy showed up figuring to “take down” Teresa and get their share of the pie. Their plan backfired. Teresa’s popularity grew and grew because those who had been sitting on the fence about her and even those who had disliked her before became very sympathetic to what was going on. Little did Melissa, Kathy, Caroline, and Jacqueline realize just how strong the power of empathy for the underdog can be. Teresa’s fanbase exploded and there has been no looking back since!!!! What is now unfolding is Melissa’s persona is starting to crack and there are those who were her fans who are now realizing – hmmmm – they were wrong and are turning more sympathetic to Teresa as well.

        • June 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

          Prior to S3 I didn’t have a favorite, I loved them all and thought Danielle was a but off and just wanted friends. S3 — The Gorgas came out punching and it was like WTF? And so yes S3 is when I became a TreHugger as I couldn’t stand what they were doing to her.

      • June 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM

        I began an intensive internet search, a little over a year ago, on the RHONJ. I must have visited every blog and article written about the New Jersey housewives and read the comments (the comments are where you find the juicy details). I never read one single thing that even suggested the viewers liked the fighting.

        • Cee_See
          June 14, 2013 at 12:41 AM

          I think Caroline was refering to her fans when she said, “the viewers love it!” when they fight!

          PS- It’s me CsqD. I post as CsqD on other blog site’s! After I hit ‘post comment’ did I realise I clicked on the wrong user name!

    • Anonymous
      June 16, 2013 at 1:05 AM

      That goes to show that they contin. This negative fighting for the cameras and rating bc they are afraid they will lose viewers so they keep the fight/drama alive.
      Melissa has a bipolar relationship, I feel she does enjoy/like Tersa sometimes but on her terms….she rather due without her tho. She already has 2 other sisters, no need for another. Yet her husband just goes with it

  44. maria
    June 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    CAROLINE IS USING THERESA TO SELL BOOKS CAROLINE IS USING THERESA TO SELL BOOKS CAROLINE IS SUING THERESA TO SELL BOOKS…..then she will discard her…..don’t buy her new outlook on life and Theresa etc……She is the DEVIL and the devil doesn’t forgive or forget…Theresa don’t be used

    • Cee_See
      June 13, 2013 at 6:56 PM

      Exactly! Caroline just wants our money so she can keep on supporting her disrespectful, arrogant brats! Plus, Caroline’s ego can’t take that Teresa turned out to be the more successful housewife out of the NJ bunch!

      • June 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        So true. Caroline was the one who thought she would be sitting in Teresa’s seat at this time.

        • June 13, 2013 at 9:44 PM

          Yes she did … but she played her cards wrong and is now eating crow.

  45. Sackem
    June 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    You know, I’ve been thinking about it and it really bugs me. They are dealing in vanity and economics. Basic supply and demand because books, singles etc weren’t selling, because they slipped down the favorite ladder that they’ve decide to buck the genre. We knew it was producer driven but this seals the deal. They are cheating the audience. Fake it to you make was a favorite comment made towards Teresa, she’s a faker, playing the game, using sympathies to win over the audience, ghost writers, not owing it. I mean they are all done with her and here we are watching the backtrack.

    I just wanted to see how other people lived, not be played for sales. They are being dictated to by the audience – it’s their choice to go with it though to appease us.

    It is human nature to play to an audience, I think the truest reality show I’ve watched was from the UK called the family where they rigged a house with cameras for a year in true Truman Show fashion. It just irritates me. I’m really tiring of the circus. It’s becoming more high school popularity contest by the day.

    Diana, Celi, I am truly sorry for you losses. Friends can be like family.

    • Sackem
      June 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Probably should read before I post …

      • June 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM

        Loved your comment. Big hugs and kisses to both you and Ava.

  46. June 13, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Did anyone else catch the promo for next week? I about gagged/barfed. Rewinding now to rewatch. The exploitation of Nic is gross.

    • June 13, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      Yes, and Jac is just a sorry loon. No matter how much she tries Caroline will never redeem herself.

    • Becca
      June 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      I saw it. I hate what they’re putting that poor baby through, and I really hate the fact that they’re getting away with it by saying its “raising awareness”, when in reality it’s exploitation. And what was with Caroline blatantly lying about her conversation with Teresa? And her and Jacqueline’s comments and retelling of the sit down seemed really different from what we we actually saw, that was weird and confusing. Of course, Caroling left out all of Teresa’s good reasons and points for why she doesn’t want to try with Kathy or Jacqueline; this one scene really proves just how manipulative, and self-righteous Caroline truly is.

      But on a more positive note, I have to say the conversation with Joe and Gia about boys and puberty, I could have died! That was so cute and its so funny to see them go back and forth with each other, busting each other’s chops, it reminds me of my relationship with my dad. It’s really nice to see Joe like this, it’s like we’re seeing season 1 Joe again and I really hope that continues.

      • June 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

        I just watched it again 3x and ick, ick and more ick.

        I loved Gia and Juicy … but the Teresa detractors will tear her apart for that. It was sweet and honest conversation between a father and daughter. I loved it and I love that Juicy is back.

        • June 14, 2013 at 2:07 AM

          Finished up work and this still irks me … they are so exploiting Nic for Jac’s storyline. It disgusts me. She tweeted ad nauseum when they got it giving the kudos to those that “gave” it to her. So the preview shows the “men” putting it up and her Nic getting in it together and Joey saying something like wow what a great mom. Yes saint Jac is doing great again … cough, gag.

          While this is a controversial treatment and has not been proven to help or not … the average person could not in their wildest dreams afford and in home hyperbaric chamber and insurance certainly would not cover that. She’s putting out false hope.

          Sorry for being bitchy … but she’s pissing me off.

  47. NinaK
    June 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Totally unrelated to this article. But I am heading into Hoboken this weekend and just out of curiosity I checked out the Yelp reviews of the Manzos restaurant Little Town. Turns out the place is a mess and people aren’t the least bit impressed with it. And there was no mention of the Manzos or the show in the reviews I read so these are just regular Hoboken-ites checking out the new restaurant in town. And “let me tell you something”, most of the reviews I read were scathing!

    • June 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      I have heard the same. Gum on the floors, dirty etc. but I don’t live there so don’t know.

  48. June 14, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    i just wanted to tell all the ladies on here who gave me the information on St Joseph for my mum to sell her apartment., that he has arrived in her house yesterday and she will be burying him today! Thank you all for your help and kindness. She was very positive about the idea and when I told her that you guys would pray for her she was so touched. It was lovely of you all. Thank you. Now my fingers are crossed that it happens for her. Thanks again x

    • Jeannie5233
      June 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      popsy – I have my fingers, arms, legs, and toes crossed as well as sending up prayers to St Joseph!! 🙂

    • happylady
      June 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      Good luck to your mom popsy!

  49. June 14, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Please everyone pray for my young friend (25 years old) and his girlfriend and family. He has cystic fibrosis and is out of options. Is in a lot of pain and has built up a tolerance to the pain meds. They are taking him off of the ventilator this evening and my hope is that he passes quickly. Thank you!!!

    • Jeannie5233
      June 14, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      Of course, and a hug to you as well – how sad he is so young. (((princess))).

    • June 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      Sorry to hear that @princess, My family and I will pray for him.

    • mare
      June 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      I’m sorry princess. I hope too that he passes quickly and peacefully. He is in my prayers. So sad that he is only 25.

    • OldNJLady
      June 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      So sad. I am sorry to hear this news. Prayers of peace

    • June 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      of course, what a tragedy. wishing you all peace tonight

    • June 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      Thank you all…I knew I could count on all of you. This kid is amazing… Though he could have gone on disability, he got his degree and worked right up until this final crisis. He has a beautiful girlfriend who has children from a previous marriage, so he was even able to experience fatherhood. I’m trying to think that he has beat this disease his own way. He has fought hard and deserves some rest and peace. My friend in the medical field has explained the process of taking him off of the vent and has assured me it will be pain free and peaceful for him. Less so for those witnessing it, but that does make me feel better. My mind was going places where I didn’t want it to go. So very thankful his family has been strong enough to make this last decision for him. I’m not a religious person but I can’t help to think that he will be in a better place and no longer struggling and healthy for the first time in a long time. If any of you are Wild Turkey fans (I’m not, but will choke one down), have yourself a shot for Jake. Love to you all and thanks again!!!

      • Aint Pittypat
        June 14, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        Princess, thanks for sharing…what an amazing young man and a brilliant life, to brief, but definitely well lived. Will say prayers for him to lift him up quickly into Heaven and for comfort for those Jake left behind. There are warriors among us who lead lives of quiet courage….

      • June 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM

        Sending prayers for you, your friend and his family.

    • Cee_See
      June 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      I’m so sorry, PrincessV, of course I’ll say a prayer right now. God Bless you.

  50. June 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Mail Call!!
    Just look at my avi and imagine them big lips coming in at you for a big smooch.
    You need to register this blog in Switzerland and make some money blogging.
    I would also like to point something out.
    If you covered this alread, I am sorry.

  51. Jeannie5233
    June 14, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Kathy Wakile is ridiculous – she thinks she and her sister, with the help of the show, are “knocking down barriers:” by showing Rosie as a thug, a bull in a china shop and asking her to reveal sexually explicit preferences to the television audience?? All this does is propagate stereotypical opinions from the uninformed on what it is like to be a lesbian in today’s society.

    A gay woman has hopes and dreams. She lives in a home, has a career, hopes for love with a partner along with maybe a family one day, and goes about her day like her fellow heterosexual sisters. Yes, she has to surmount bigotry, hate, and ignorance far more which can be extremely difficult and she has to fight to be recognized as an equal under the eyes of the law, but my point is there is so much more to her than whether she likes to “strap it on”.

    What Kathy says in this article is true. However, she should take offense by how Bravo is portraying her sister so far. and she is dreaming if she thinks Bravo sheds enlightenment on society on what it is REALLY like to be gay.

    “Kathy Wakile Says ‘RHONJ’ Helps To ‘Knock Down Barriers’ For The Gay Community

    During the first episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season five, Kathy Wakile suggested to her sister Rosie Pierri, who is gay, that she needs to get out more and broaden her group of friends.

    By letting the cameras capture this personal scene, Kathy hopes that RHONJ will help make a change about stereotypes of the gay community.

    “The more we talk about it, the more people understand what it means to be gay — and it shows what someone has had to go through their whole life,” Kathy tells RadarOnline.com. “Hopefully, we knock all those barriers down and open it up for people and they can understand that it’s not easy.”

    Kathy wants to spread a message for the gay community: “It’s not a choice how I was born and this is the way that I live my life. And I’m still a good person. I still love. I still need to be loved. And I still have so much to offer. That’s not a curse, [and] it shouldn’t be a curse.”

    In fact, Kathy describes stereotypes as an old way of thinking.

    “That’s a thing of the past,” she says. “Open your eyes people! We all have blood running through our veins. So the fact that we have put that out there, it’s so important and more people should be talking about it.”

    Personally, Kathy wants her sister to not be afraid to step out and explore life.

    “She takes my advice: ‘Don’t just go to work and come home only,’” Kathy says. “You have to go out there and enjoy yourself because you only get one chance to live life and live it to the fullest.”

    Kathy insists, “Gone are those days of hiding and having to disguise your feelings and disguise how you are because it doesn’t fit into society.”


    • June 14, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Your first two paragraphs are spot on! I’d be embarrassed to be a lesbian if Rosie is what a lesbian is all about. I know a crap ton of lesbians and know only one that is even a smidgen like Rosie. Though I haven’t asked, I’m sure they would be appalled to see Rosie’s scenes and then to hear Kathy’s non-sense and would definitely not like to be represented in that way.

    • June 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      my husband is having eye surgery today at 2 .prayers and I am praying your friend passes guickly to pv ,onjo.org suffered 3weeks ,I HATE CF …. dianna hugs to you for your loss,ms Jeannie big hugs to you n mama.

      • Jeannie5233
        June 14, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        celi – you and your family are always in my prayers every day and I will add an extra one for your hubby today! He will be fine – I just know it! And thanks for the hugs – I’m hugging you right back!

      • Aint Pittypat
        June 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        Hoping surgery goes well for Hubs Miss Celi. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Wish your family all the best.

      • June 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM

        Prayers for your husband Celi. Oh no, 3 weeks?! I sure hope Jake doesn’t hang on that long. I think he’s ready though. Thank you.

      • June 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

        celi, please update us on how the surgery went.

        • June 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM

          is this funny or what,i walk in the house an 1st thing I go for iS my fame family …
          no ,he really is doing great ,I said ”now if you leave me after eye surgery cus you couldn’t see me clearly or was seeing 2 of me n realize it was a big one of me ,I will haunt you” .he said ” aw ceal” oh my word ,he is seeing better already ,GOD IS GREAT /

          • June 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

            Awww sooo sweet, glad he is doing well!

          • June 14, 2013 at 6:35 PM

            I am so happy all is well and thanks for the smile. After 57 years, I will bet you two are a really cute couple.

          • Jeannie5233
            June 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM

            YAAYY! So happy for you celi! And after 57 years – how cute!!

  52. June 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    There was an explosion at the plant my oldest son works for, CF Industries. My daughter-in-law spoke to him and he is fine. My son could not give her any details. I ask that you please pray that no one died or was injured in this incident. This is the second explosion at a plant in the Baton Rouge area, in as many days.

    • June 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      There is one dead and several injured. Please include these people in your nightly prayers. This week was just awful for the Fame family, as well as our community. It makes me realize how precious the “gift” of life is and people should not be fighting over meaningless things.


      • June 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

        Oh my goodness. Thank the lord he’s ok. Prayers and energy going out.

      • June 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        Jesus cleanse our hearts NOW so we can pray pure TO YOU you have our prayers ,may all be safe n if JESUS takes one or more home we ask for peace mercy ,comfort for all involved.carry them now jesus .thank you

        • happylady
          June 15, 2013 at 1:28 AM

          What a beautiful prayer celi, I just prayed it for all the workers at the plant, and for bryan as well. moma is correct in how we forget how fragile life is and what’s really important.God bless everyone!

          • June 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

            THANK YOU HL.
            LOVE TO ALL

      • Anonymous
        June 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        Oh Moma, sending prayers and positive thoughts. Terrible news for your community and very sad for those who lost a dear loves one. At the same time I am relieved that your son is safe. God bless and lift up everyone involved.

      • Sackem
        June 15, 2013 at 2:21 AM

        Oh Moma!!!! How scary!!

  53. June 15, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    I just got home from our little redneck bar celebrating Jake’s life and am quite sauced (didn’t drive!!!!), so please forgive me if I am acting like Jac :).

    Jake passed fairly quickly, at 7:49 this evening, very peacefully, thank goodness. Thank you to each and every one of you who prayed, thought of him, sent good karma, etc. I’m going to choose to be religious tonight and for a few more days even, and am confident that Jake is in a better place. I do know, regardless, that he is no longer struggling and is no longer in pain, and for that, I am thankful.

    Crazy thing is, while we were there, we got a call that another friend (not my friend, no clue who he was, but several of my friends were good friends with him) was killed in a motorcycle accident, so this was pretty much a shitty evening. Please continue to pray for Jake’s family and close friends that they might find peace in their decision (already there are people saying bad things about them giving up…whatever) and also for the friends and family of the other gentleman.

    So happy to have this community of cyber friends!! I’m not getting any notifications so if I don’t respond it is because I haven’t seen it. Hugs to you all — Bree

    • Sackem
      June 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      Hey Bree!! So NOT like Jac. Thankyou so much for sharing!!! What a shitty shitty time!!! You are definitely in my thoughts!!! BIG HUGS!

      • June 15, 2013 at 3:29 AM

        Thanks Sackem. I am okay and at peace with his passing, really. Very sad, but I feel blessed to have known him as he was before this crisis and not how he went. I so much feel for his family though and can’t stand that anyone feels like they are in any place to judge their decisions. Not sure what the hell people are thinking sometimes. Like they were the ones having to watch him go through this. I can’t imagine having to make the decisions they have had to make these past few days. Was good to get together tonight and CELEBRATE what he meant to us, his achievements, and the way his eyes always sparkled. He was a bit easy on the eyes (very easy on the eyes, actually, lol), had a marvelous personality, and was much loved and admired. Anyway, thanks for allowing me to go all off topic on you all an share a bit of Jake’s story. ❤

        • June 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM

          @ Princess, how difficult this had to be for Jake’s family. Sorry to hear others are talking about their decision. I could never judge someone if I wasn’t in their shoes. I will continue to pray for his family. God Bless You All

        • OldNJLady
          June 15, 2013 at 8:09 PM

          I hope the great memories of Jake will quickly fill your mind and erase the memories of his last days.

    • June 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      people will talk but they don’t know the pain the person or the family go thru ,let them walk a mile in their shoes then they can say bad things
      bless the family that lost one in motorcycle crash.

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

        You are so right Celi! I got a call yesterday my fav cousin was rushed into emergency, had 98% blockage in his cartoid artery, was there 12 hours, was home 10 min,my mother in law was in the emergency for kidney failure!? Seems like We all need count or blessings,you never know what tomarrow is going to bring! : ( love ya all, saying my prayers for all of you, say a little one for mine?? ❤ DRC ; )

        • Detroitrockcity
          June 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

          Ps, ment to say this is my comfort zone too!! You guys are the best ever!!!! ; )

    • Cee_See
      June 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      PrincessV, my thoughts are with you and your friend Jake. I will keep my prayers going for you all. So, sorry.

    • Meri
      June 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Bree…Thoughts and prayers for you and Jake’s family and friends during this very difficult time.xoxoxo Anyone who would even bring up the subject of the decision Jake’s family had to make is just a piece of shit in my book.Thoughtless, brainless idiots! I do believe Jake is in heaven looking down on all of you. When my father passed a away a few weeks afterward he came to me, gave me a hug and told me he is just fine and waiting for my mom. He said time is different there so not to worry…he will be waiting. Yes, I was half asleep, but I truly felt his presence and his arms wrapped around me as he spoke. Hugs from your fame friends!

    • June 15, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      A special hug to you too, Bree. It has been a difficult week for many of us.

  54. OneRollingStone
    June 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Like a few have mentioned I felt like the show was better back in season 1 or 2. I would also say Caroline had us all fooled back then with her peacemaker gambit but what is so telling is that Dina gave us her 1st clue. The way they went after Danielle and ultimately Dina wasn’t down for that. She could admit she didn’t like the woman but was not going to wish her ill. Also I really think Teresa’s beef with Danielle was more about how Danielle was towards Dina and trying to stir up trouble with Dina’s custody of Lexie.

    I use to like Andy Cohen right up until that 2nd reunion and he displayed such hostility towards Teresa and really because Joe said the f word. I really think they’re clueless as to why we support Teresa. I admit she came across as light and shallow during season 1 but to watch that woman have all her financial issues, her husbands poor choices etc aired out on television with her friends chiming in and being happy about her problems….another person would have cracked. Teresa kept her head up and became that main breadwinner for her family and I bet she isn’t ignorant about her finances now…..and you never see her being excessive about money and things on the show. She is always with her husband, parents and children.

    Its also heartening to see that Teresa is very successful with her cookbooks and wine yet;

    – Melissa can’t get no traction on being the next Jlo what happened to that home studio?
    – We don’t care about the Manzo kids….does Lauren ever go to her store?
    – Caroline is on her 3rd attempt at a radio show/advice column now she wants a talk show?
    – We barely see Joe Gorga “working”
    – And is anyone buying the food Kathy wants to peddle?

    We know this cast is jealous of Teresa.

  55. June 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    I just realized I booked Father’s Day reservations for the same time as RHONJ tomorrow. Oh well, at least I can FF through Kathy, Jac and Rosie.

    • June 15, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      that is great msjulesaz,and you didn’t know they were gonna be there too? wow,just don’t look at kat n jac n rosie n if they are ugly just ignore them .i wish I lived close to go eat at same restaurant, enjoy ,, bless all the fathers

    • Meri
      June 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      I’m gonna miss too…another country concert. Toby Keith this time. But great idea to fast forward through the bs. Previews look like it is going to be another show with Melissa playing the poor me card while lying through her teeth and then stomping off into the sunset.

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        OK Meri you have no sympathy from me on that front as you are going to see Toby! Have a stellar time! I’m so jelly.

  56. OldNJLady
    June 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Is there a easy way to search for all the information that was posted around the time that Sr Gorga was in the hospital and Gia’s birthday party? It will be interesting to see how many lies we catch Lookers in Sunday night.

    • Calypso
      June 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      I was bored the other night and did a little research to answer my own questions and here’s what I found on the party clip:

      Mel’s Twitter – Jan. 7 Throat feels like razor blades
      Mel’s Twitter – Jan 9 Joe is sick – Nursing him back to health
      Mel’s Twitter – Jan 10 At the mall buying Antonia shoes
      Joe’s Twitter – Jan 10 In the hospital with the flu
      Gia’s Party at Space Odyssey – Jan. 11th (Friday) from Elvira’s Twitter

      So if Giacinto went to the Hospital at 3-4am on Sunday Jan 6th
      and Mel has a sore throat for 2 days Mon & Tues – Jan 7 & 8th
      that leaves Wed or Thursday. She didn’t tweet that Joe was sick on the 9th until that evening (who knows if time stamp is correct) but Joe’s hospital tweet on the 10th proudly stated Tarzan not working for 4 days. This says to me he didn’t fall ill on the 9th, but who knows.

      It’s not a lot to go on but a start.

      • OldNJLady
        June 16, 2013 at 1:27 AM

        Thank you. I thought there was something about a blow out that week.

        • Jeannie5233
          June 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

          ONJL – I posted this on the previous article but am reposting it here for you to see the sequence of Melissa’s tweets. The ones in November are from when Mr. Gorga went in for the pacemaker surgery. The ones in January, are around Gia’s party and the day of – that is when she tweeted having “the best blow out ever” while Joey was in the hospital. That was on January 11th – the day the party for Gia at Space Odyssey was filmed and from which the footage of the preview for this week’s episode is taken:

          Tweets from November:

          Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 5 Nov
          Thought this would brighten everyones day! http://instagr.am/p/RqDQlPJC8u/
          9:58AM – 5 Nov 12

          bet s bet s ‏@bet52 5 Nov
          @melissagorga Instead of tweeting this, Why are you not at the hospital with your father in l
          10:47 AM – 5 Nov 12

          Melissa Gorga Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 5 Nov
          @bet52 I was there today. Thank you.
          2:16 PM – 5 Nov 12

          Melissa GorgaVerified account‏@melissagorga
          Of course. I was there earlier. RT @bet52: @melissagorga Instead of tweeting this, Why are you not at the hospital with your father in law.
          2:24 PM – 5 Nov 12

          Tweets from January:

          Joe Gorga @joegorga
          I’m dying over here at the hospital this flu kicked my ass.Not a word or movement from Tarzan in 4 days #pain
          7:55 PM – 10 Jan 13

          Teresa Giudice@teresa_Giudice
          My poor brother with this horrible flu. Everyone, please, get your flu shot!
          10 Jan 13

          Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 11 Jan
          Just left @BottegaSB salon in Cedar grove.. Seriously the best blowout around…
          6:24 AM – 11 Jan 13

          Dring this time period, there is no mention from either Melissa or Joey on Twitter about Mr. Gorga being in the hospital. Melissa was too busy announceing her exercise DVD; her book; arguing with RealityTea; and promoting her appearance at Mt. Airy Lodge. Teresa took her dad home from the hospital on January 13th – two days after the filming of Gia’s party. She tweeted the following:

          Teresa Giudice Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 13 Jan
          Going to get my dad out of the hospital. Happy to be bringing him home on a Sunday
          7:27 AM – 13 Jan 13

          Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 13 Jan
          I’m reading your well-wishes for my dad. Thank you so much everyone.
          1:10 PM – 13 Jan 13

          The sequence is this:

          Mr. Gorga is in the hospital in November and received his pacemaker. Filmed in November, this is what we see in Episode 2.

          In Episode 3, the footage being shown was filmed in January at Gia’s birthday White Space Odyssey party. That is the day Joey tweeted he was in the hospital and Melissa got her hair blown out for filming that night. I think when Teresa and Melissa discuss Melissa not visiting her dad she is referring to the January hospitalization – not the November one.

          However, while I may be wrong, the viewers may be led to believe by either innuendo or omission through editing, that they are discussing the pacemaker surgery hospitalization. Most people, except those who have been following the blogs during real time throughout filming, wouldn’t know there were two hospitlizations unless tonight someone will mention Mr. Gorga needs to go back into the hospital after the pacemaker surgery which was 2 months prior. Who knows?! In any event, we shall see tonight how it all unfolds!!

          • OldNJLady
            June 16, 2013 at 1:39 PM

            Thanks Jeannie
            I was confused by the time lines.

  57. Meri
    June 15, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    This is totally off the RHONJ subject, but my 22 year old daughter just took off for Australia tonight and will arrive in Melbourne Monday morning their time. She is visiting for almost a month and staying with her boyfriend and his family. They met while he attended her college for a semester. I have such mixed feelings because he is really an awesome young man and I know they are in love…well this trip is kind of a test for them to see if they are meant to be together. But at the same time it would break my heart if she moved sooooo far away…he definitely wants to end up living there even if they travel a bit and stay here in the U.S for a while. She keeps teasing me that she may not come home.(not funny) Ugh….it is so hard letting go! Sorry to be off subject…it is just weighing heavily on my mind since she just flew the coop..literally. lol

    • June 15, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      oh I pray she is safe ms meri

    • Anonymous
      June 15, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      WOW that is a long way away and a huge life decision for your daughter. As a woman, I can’t imagine living that far away from my mom or my daughter that far away from me. I hope she has fun, but not too much ;).

    • happylady
      June 15, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Meri, any mother can relate. the letting go has got to be the hardest ! Hang in there, I’m sure you raised a wise girl!

    • June 15, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      Just look at it this way, you will have somewhere to stay while visiting Australia. All joking aside, it is hard to let go. She is God’s child, you just raised her. Let her find her wings and let her fly. I have learned that no matter how far the miles separate people, they can still manage to stay close.

    • Sackem
      June 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      Meri you could have little Aussie grand kids!!! You beauty! And just think, you could have a year full of summer!!!

      Distance is hard though – nothing can replace a cuddle but Skype is the best invention ever!

      • Sackem
        June 15, 2013 at 11:57 PM

        PS tell her to go to Sydney for the weekend, it kicks Melbourne’s arse!!!

        • Silvana
          June 16, 2013 at 1:26 AM

          Totally of subject again but spending a cold Sunday here in Perth with no kids footy to go to cause they played Friday night so watching RHONJ season 1 and who popped onto the screen in then scene where Dina was holding her fundraiser but Kathy and a very different looking Melissa u have to be quick and I had to go back and pause it but it was them sitting at a table so there blows Messy’s story of not being asked to any functions that were being filmed right out of the water!!!

          • Sackem
            June 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

            Hello you Sunny Sandgroper – Heavy Ho way to go!

        • Meri
          June 16, 2013 at 1:04 PM

          I would love lil Aussie grand babies lol that’s what we call her boyfriend …her Aussie…and we just love the way he calls everyone “mate”! We will see what happens! They are going on trips while there…he is going to show her around so hopefully that includes Sydney! I know she will have a fantastic time and I am so happy she is getting to experience Australia. I want to see kangaroos and koala bears, too! What ever will be will be as they say! Bottom line I just want all my kids to be happy!
          Happy First Father’s Day to your hubby!

          • Sackem
            June 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM

            I understand – there’s a chance we could go overseas for work, it’s totally different to being interstate – that’s why we were such a great place to store the convicts- we are so bloody far away!!

          • Sackem
            June 16, 2013 at 2:20 PM

            And thankyou! It’s weird though, we share the same Mother’s day but our Father’s Day is the first Sunday in Sept.

            • June 16, 2013 at 7:51 PM

              the 1st or 2nd sun in sept is grandparents day in usa

  58. Jeannie5233
    June 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    momajackie –

    I am glad your son is out of harm’s way. You must have been so worried and I am sure are still affected by this tragedy. So thankful the Lord was watching over him and prayers to those who lost their lives and for their families and friends. (((moma))) X

    Bree –

    I will be honest and say I am glad your friend went quickly so that there was peace and little suffering for him. He was entitled to die with dignity. No one has the right to pass judgement on family members who must make such difficult decisions for their loved ones. I know – I am my mother’s legal health proxy and I, one day, will be making a decision such as this. It is an extremely difficult position to be in and it should be respected. God bless him, his family, and all those who loved him, including you. I can feel your pain and I hope you find comfort in knowing people here; a community of friends, truly care how you are. (((Bree))) X

    • June 15, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Thank you and everyone else who prayed with me. There were so many lives lost this week, in my community, my general area and in the Fame family. Thanks for the hugs.

      Prayers to all, especially those who have lost someone they loved this week. All you mothers hug those babies.

      • Detroitrockcity
        June 16, 2013 at 8:53 AM

        I wish all the Dad ‘s and papa’s,nono’s, of our family here a very blessed & happy Fathers Day!! ; )

      • June 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM


  59. Anonymous
    June 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    So did melissa visit tre/joe father in the hospital?!

  60. Anonymous
    June 16, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    The lying is too much. They forget that cameras don’t lie. Even melissa said it, “there is no editing” but there is Melissa, wait until you need that as an excuse, you’ll back pedal AGAIN.

    Between Caroline saying Joey g. Wanted her to talk to Teresa, then saying she offered…which is it?! Then melissa is moving bc Teresa’s kids then she isn’t moving bc of them….

    How is she going to feel when her nieces see he saying that about them????????


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    “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jacqueline Laurita will NOT have to live in a cardboard box … TMZ has learned she struck a deal with her bank and SAVED her mansion from foreclosure!

    TMZ broke the story … the reality TV star was sued by Hudson City Savings earlier this year. The bank claimed JL 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 JL 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 …

    Source: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2WPUCcZv3

    • Anonymous
      June 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Thanks for posting this yup. I can actually say I’m glad as I would not want to wish foreclosure on anyone.

    • June 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Thanks for sharing yup. I’m glad as I would never wish foreclosure on anyone.

  62. June 16, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Interesting tweet from Danielle

    danielle staub ‏@daniellestaub 7m
    looking for my daughters on social media …connect & Follow them on #INSTAGRAM They too will b on my new show xoxo pic.twitter.com/QUvVeCgNiq

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