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The Gorgas Lied About Being Sick When Joe’s Father Was Hospitalized, Plus They Lied About Driving Him to the Hospital

June 17, 2013

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Joe Gorga’s father was hospitalized in ICU starting late Saturday night, January 5, 2013. Joe’s mother said she called Joe to drive his father to the hospital, but he told her he was sick, so she called for an ambulance at 4 AM (the early morning hours of Sunday, January 6, 2013).

Joe was not sick that Saturday night, January 5th, because Melissa posted a photo on her Facebook page of the two of them out on the town (see photo above).

After partying that night, Joe was in no condition to drive his father to the hospital when his mother called in the early morning hours, but he couldn’t tell her that, so he said he was sick. Since season 5 was taping at the time, they had to come up with stories and act them out on camera to cover their asses.

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If they truly were sick, they wouldn’t have filmed and Melissa wouldn’t have gone to the gym to workout. Even Kathy called out Missy at the gym on not being sick: Kathy mumbled under her breath, “You’re not sick,” when Melissa said she hasn’t visited her father-in-law because she has a sore throat.

Joe was not sick with the flu and Melissa did not have a sore throat that prevented her from visiting her father-in-law until Wednesday, four days later – Joe’s father was very sick, in ICU, and could have passed away, so Melissa shouldn’t have waited four days to visit him.

Bottom line: Joe and Melissa lied about being sick because they knew that Joe would look bad for not driving his father to the hospital and Melissa would look bad for waiting four days to visit him in ICU. Their stories about being sick are lame attempts to protect themselves from blame and criticism.

The truth is they were out partying Saturday night, January 5th, the night Joe’s father became so ill he had to be hospitalized, and when Joe’s mother called around 4 AM, they were too tired, wasted or hungover to drive him.

To make matters worse, Melissa gave an interview on June 23, 2013 with The Hollywood Reporter and told them: “My husband was the one who rushed him to the hospital,” basically calling Joe’s mother a liar. “He got up in the middle of the night. Teresa was not there that night. My husband was, and he was coming down with something.”

Just five days earlier, in her June 17th Bravo blog, Melissa worded her story a little differently, saying: “On Sunday at 3:00 AM, my mother-in-law called us to say Joe’s father couldn’t breathe. Joe didn’t hesitate. He got up, and rushed to the hospital.” Notice the subtle difference and intentional vagueness of her words: she told The Hollywood Reporter that “my husband was the one who rushed him to the hospital,” but wrote in her blog that, “Joe got up and rushed to the hospital.”

Apparently, in November 2013, Joe Gorga did drive his father to the hospital for his scheduled pacemaker surgery – Melissa thinks she is being slick by substituting this scheduled hospital stay in November 2012 with an emergency visit in January 2013. Only a pathological liar would give an interview and flat out lie about an incident which was clearly recorded and televised during episode 3 (when Teresa’s mother says that she called an ambulance at 4 AM).

For further confirmation that Joe was lying about being sick, the day before, on January 4th, Joe went to the dentist and was feeling just fine:

“Wow I just left the best dentist office @RauchbergDental without any pain, and a goodie bag” – Joe Gorga, 3:41 PM on January 4, 2013, Twitter

For even more proof that the Gorgas lied, Melissa’s first tweet about Joe being sick wasn’t until Wednesday, January 9th, which happened to be the same day she first visited her father-in-law in the hospital (this is not a coincidence):

“How is everyone?! @joegorga has a fever:.( I’m nursing him back to health..” – Melissa Gorga, January 9, 2013, Twitter

They even went as far as tweeting on Thursday, January 10th (also not a coincidence) that Joe was in the hospital (he was not admitted, but they gave the impression that he was):

“I’m dying over here in the hospital this flu kicked my ass. Not a word or movement from Tarzan in 4 days #Pain.” – Joe Gorga, January 10, 2013, Twitter

Melissa forgot that she was supposed to be caring for her sickly husband because on the same day Joe tweeted that he was in the hospital, she tweeted a photo of herself and Antonia shopping at the Paramus mall (see the photo below of Antonia on the carousel):

“Quick stop at the mall.. Little Miss Antonia insisted on the carousel! http://instagr.am/p/UUVBbSJC7g/” – Melissa Gorga, 1:04 PM on January 10, 2013, Twitter

Plus she made her hair appointment the next morning, Friday, January 11th, even tweeting about her “amazing blowout” (which you can see in footage from Gia’s birthday party later that day):

“Just left @BogettaSB salon in Cedar grove.. Seriously the best blowout around.” – Melissa Gorga, January 11, 2013, Twitter

Five days later, on Tuesday, January 15th, after supposedly going to the hospital for treatment for his runny bowels due to the stomach flu, the Gorgas tweeted a photo of the two of them out to dinner (see photo below). Joe did not have had the flu that was going around at that time because those who got it were very sick for two weeks — Joe “recovered” quickly because he was never sick like they acted out on camera.

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They look perfectly fine and dandy in the photos they posted to instagram (see photos above) from January 1st through January 13th – and Melissa hosted two bottle signings for Voli Vodka during that time period.

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The following are Melissa’s and Teresa’s Bravo blogs for season 5 episode 3 plus a commentary by Jeannie5233.

Jeannie5233 said on 2013/06/18 at 9:03 AM at Fame-Whorgas:

On January 12th, Melissa was embroiled with a back and forth with RadarOnLine after they came out with an article slamming her for getting her hair done while Joe was “in the hospital”.

“@radar_online @joegorga Joe was not in the hospital when I got a haircut. Come on….” – Melissa Goraga, 9:30 AM – 12 Jan 13, Twitter

January 13th was the day Mr. Gorga came home. The Golden Globes were airing and Melissa had a get-together. This is when she cooked her sauce and those hot peppers also pictured above in this article. If you are recovering from stomach flu, who the hell would want to eat those let alone smell them being cooked in your house?!

“Oooo… And spicy long hots to burn my mouth! #yum http://instagr.am/p/Ub8t7ypC” – Melissa Gorga, 12:09 PM – 13 Jan 13, Twitter

Someone asked how Joey was feeling and then she randomly announced their upcoming workout DVD:

“Better!! RT @HousewiveFan: @melissagorga How’s Joe feeling?!” – Melissa Gorga, 2:09 PM – 13 Jan 13, Twitter

“So excited to tell you @joegorga & I are coming out with a workout DVD! You can workout with us in your home! More details to come” – Melissa Gorga, 2:52 PM – 13 Jan 13, Twitter

As she watched the Golden Globes, Melissa commented on how exciting it was and gave a shout out to NeNe Leakes – NeNe did NOT acknowledge the tweet at all:

“A huge CONGRATS to @NeNeLeakes YOU’RE AT THE #goldenglobes !!!!! Get it girl!” – Melissa Gorga, 3:52 PM – 13 Jan 13, Twitter

At that point, Melissa gave the shout out to the hospital staff at Chilton Hospital:

“Thank you to all the staff at Chilton Hospital! You were amazing with my @joegorga” – Melissa Gorga, 4:28 PM – 13 Jan 13, Twitter

There was not ONE mention from Melissa of being grateful her father-in-law was home from the hospital!!!

On January 13, 2013, Teresa tweeted about bringing her father home from the hospital:

“Going to get my dad out of the hospital. Happy to be bringing him home on a Sunday!” – Teresa Giudice, January 13, 2013, Twitter

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The ‘Mean Girls’ of RHONJ (Excerpt)
By Melissa Gorga
Monday, June 17, 2013 11:48 AM

I was confused why certain people make such a big deal out of Kathy and Jacqueline going to the gym. Linda obediently called Teresa about it like an undercover spy reporting into headquarters. Teresa wondered why the ladies were at her gym. Funny, I didn’t notice Teresa’s name on the door.

It really bugged me listening to Teresa, Kim D., and Linda (or, as Joe called them, Moe, Larry, and Curly) laughing on the phone about people’s weight. Were they auditioning for Mean Girls? I hate listening to that. Kathy and Jacqueline look sensational. We should all be so “fat.”

Our family was invited to Gia’s birthday party. I’m not going to lie, I was surprised to get an invite. It wasn’t easy for me to go there alone, but my kids really wanted to see their cousins. Joe was way too sick to take them. I put on my big girl panties and went.

I wasn’t driving around just listening to my own music, although I do love the song “Rockstar.” My kids request my songs every time they get in my car! I love that they ask for them. They know all the words and I think it’s adorable!

Jacqueline called me when we were driving there, and I tried to rush her off the phone as quickly as possible. I don’t think she realized she was on speakerphone, but I didn’t want my kids to hear us talk about that stuff. As soon as we walked into the party, the cousins were so excited to see each other. The kids were having a blast. I spent an hour playing with them and watched Gia do a special dance for all of us before I went into the adult room. I knew I wouldn’t have friends at the party, but I thought I could at least have one drink before the interrogation started. As soon as I sipped my Fabellini, BAM, I’m bombarded with questions: Did you go see your father-in-law in the hospital? How many days before you went? Why did you take Kathy and Jacqueline to the gym? Who you calling “Honey?”

I was totally caught off guard. They put my feet to the fire, because I couldn’t remember what day I visited my father-in-law. Why this piece of information was so crucial to Kim D.’s sense of well-being will remain a mystery to everyone but her. She seemed personally offended, as if my father-in-law was her own flesh and blood.

I was raised to be polite and answer a direct question when it was put to me. It’s a reflex. I didn’t stop to think, “Hey, it’s none of your business where and when I do what I do.” I didn’t get a chance to ask them my questions, such as, “Why didn’t you call your brother, who also went to the hospital this week, or even ask me how he was feeling?” Nor did I think it was a good time to address this at a child’s birthday party. The issue was never about whether or not I was showing the proper love and respect to our sick family members. At the time, it felt like the only issue was how these ladies could pick me apart and try to convince everyone that I’m a terrible daughter-in-law, wife, mother, and human being.

For the record, my in-laws never demanded to know where I was. They knew I was at home caring for my husband. My mother-in-law always tells us not to come visit them if the kids have runny noses. She certainly didn’t want me in the ICU with a sore throat and a sick husband at home.

Yes, I was a little shaky on the timing of my visit. I could barely remember what I had for dinner last night, let alone recite my schedule on command. To the best of my recollection, this was what actually happened, and when on Sunday at 3:00 AM, my mother-in-law called us to say Joe’s father couldn’t breathe. Joe didn’t hesitate. He got up, and rushed to the hospital.

Note from Fame:

In this June 17, 2013 Bravo blog, Melissa was being deceptively vague, giving the impression that although Joe told his mother he was too sick to drive his father to the hospital, he nonetheless “rushed there” – but she doesn’t say “he rushed him to the hospital” like she does in her June 23, 2013, interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Obviously Joe didn’t make it until sometime later on Sunday since his mother had to call an ambulance to take his father to the hospital at 4 AM.

On Monday [January 7th], Joe got really sick. It was that horrible stomach flu that burned through half of New Jersey last winter. He was knocked out. He couldn’t eat anything, and had a fever of 103. I could barely swallow my own spit, and thought I might have the other flu that was raging through town. They don’t allow sick visitors in the ICU. Even if you’re healthy, you’re supposed to wear a surgical mask. I had to put off going to see my father-in-law. Besides, Joe needed me at home.On Tuesday [January 8th], Joe was a mess. I won’t go into details, but whatever he ate or drank came right back out one way or another. He turned white from dehydration and had to go to the ER. And I found out that I had strep throat.

Note from Fame:

Joe tweeted on Thursday, January 10th, that he was at the ER, two days later than Melissa is claiming in her blog.

On Wednesday [January 9th], I felt a lot better. Antonia hadn’t gotten any of the illnesses in the house so I took her to visit her Nonno. We spent an hour at the hospital and it was great to see him. He was so happy we were there and was feeling better too.

“How is everyone?! @joegorga has a fever:.( I’m nursing him back to health..” – Melissa Gorga, January 9, 2013, Twitter

“I’m dying over here in the hospital this flu kicked my ass. Not a word or movement from Tarzan in 4 days #Pain.” – Joe Gorga, January 10, 2013, Twitter

“Quick stop at the mall.. Little Miss Antonia insisted on the carousel! http://instagr.am/p/UUVBbSJC7g/” – Melissa Gorga, 1:04 PM on January 10, 2013, Twitter

“Just left @BogettaSB salon in Cedar grove.. Seriously the best blowout around.” – Melissa Gorga, January 11, 2013, Twitter

On Saturday [January 12th], I took the kids to Gia’s birthday party,where I was put under a microscope by people I barely knew about the minute-to-minute breakdown of my whereabouts. It was like being on Law & Order, with the cops grilling me, “Where were you on the afternoon of the 12th?” Why couldn’t we just enjoy the party?

Note from Fame:

Melissa is wrong: January 12th, the day of Gia’s birthday party, was a Friday, not a Saturday.

Gia came into the room and asked pretty much the same thing. I was adamant about not exposing my kids to this nonsense. I couldn’t risk them coming into the adult room and seeing this ridiculous bickering. We did end up staying to sing “Happy Birthday”and have cake. As soon as that was over, we left.

As I said above, I’ve thought a lot about all the emotions this episode brought up. Watching it made me feel terrible. But with all of the hounding I was even starting to second-guess myself.

Joe kept trying to tell his sister, “Stop injecting yourself. Mind your own business. Stop fueling the fire.” But she kept doing it. It made Joe crazy. He’d never criticize or harass Joe Guidice about whether or not he went to the hospital fast enough or at all. Teresa made it her business to find fault with whatever I did. My in-laws are Joe’s parents. He’s my husband. It’s up to Joe to say when his wife goes to the hospital—not his estranged sister.

I’ve been walking on eggshells with her for ten years now, and my feet are killing me! I’m not perfect. I never said I was perfect. I make mistakes like we all do, and obviously I can’t count. I actually had to laugh at myself for arguing if it was three or four days. I still consider it three, which is closer to one, but whatever! LOL!

It’s not easy feeling like I have all eyes on me at all times. A girl can start to get paranoid. But this episode proves: It’s not paranoia if it’s true!

I bet you feel like there is no way that we are ever going to work this out? But keep watching!

Melissa’s Lack of Respect (Excerpt)
By Teresa Giudice
Monday, June 17, 2013 5:38 PM

Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers for my dad. He had a rough winter with pneumonia and his pacemaker surgery, but he’s back up and around and doing great. It was very scary though, because he was really, really sick. It’s so hard to see my father, who was always such a big, strong man, so much larger than life, getting older and having health issues. I know that’s the way of life for those of us lucky to have our parents still, but it’s still hard. Nothing about watching those you love in pain is easy. My dad has emphysema, so he has weak lungs. He’s been in the hospital before, but this last time was the worst because he was in the ICU. We weren’t sure how things were going to go, and my mother and I basically camped out with him. I wasn’t going to leave his side. We were going to cancel Gia’s birthday party, but my dad didn’t want us to. He was in the hospital a week and finally got moved out of ICU, so we did go ahead with Gia’s party.

I think you can see from this episode that Melissa and I do not come from the same place. She twists everything I say or do, and says that I do the same thing to her. I’m sure it’s exhausting to watch, because it is exhausting to live. I love her, she is family, but I’m not sure I’m ever going to like her. At least not all the time. Some people just don’t match your personality, and that’s fine. You can’t be best friends with everyone. Some people don’t like their own blood sisters and brothers. That my sister-in-law and I don’t get along perfectly is not earth-shattering news.

But I just can’t stand by when she uses my parents publicly. They really do love her and love her kids just like they love my brother. And she doesn’t have her own dad around, so my dad has tried to be her dad for 8 years now. I personally think that deserves a drop-everything when you hear “our” dad is in the ICU.

You don’t have to camp there. You don’t have to put your entire life on hold. But I think out of respect you could visit him the first day… or two… or three… or at the very least call him and tell him why you can’t come, but that you’re thinking of him, praying for him, and love him.

I was by his side when my dad woke up and said it wasn’t his time. I was there when he worried that he hadn’t seen or even heard from Melissa or her kids. She is a daughter to him, just as my husband Joe, who is always there, is a son to him. You have to remember my dad is off-the-boat old school. Respect is a big, big deal to him. After 8 years, Melissa knows that. She’s a smart girl when it comes to people; she knows how to work ’em. She knew what it would mean for her to not go. So for her to show so little respect — not to see him for 4 days when he’s in the ICU, to only stop by 1 time for 1 hour total when he was in the hospital for a week — that really stood out to my parents. And for my dad to say something to ME tells me how hurt he is.

My parents are angels to Melissa. They never say boo to her about anything. I was upset for my parents, but I wasn’t going to say anything to her. It’s not my place to tell her how to be a good daughter-in-law. When I was first married, my mother taught me that no matter what was going on between my husband and his family, you always love and respect your in-laws. And I’ll teach my daughters the same thing.

Everyone who came to the party was a friend or family and knew my dad was in the hospital, so it’s what everyone was talking about. It wasn’t old news. Everyone was concerned about my dad and asking me and Melissa about him. Kim’s mom battled lung cancer last year, and she knows first-hand what it’s like and how much support people need when they’re battling an illness.

People like Kim, who know and care about my dad, don’t like to see him disrespected either. We all know Kim doesn’t take any bullshit, so she asked Melissa at the party — in a back room for adults only — about visiting my dad right to her face.

I couldn’t help but hear Melissa say that she went see him right away because my dad is her dad now. I’m sorry but it bothered me, because I don’t think it’s true. I don’t think she would wait 4 days to see her own dad in the ICU. Or her mom. Or even her first cousin’s boyfriend’s sister. She says family is everything to her, but it doesn’t seem like from her actions that she includes the Gorgas as her family.

I couldn’t believe she would lie to Kim with a straight face, so, I couldn’t help it, I asked her myself when she saw him. And she lied right to my face. And then called me a liar. I was shocked, but I guess I shouldn’t have been. I wasn’t trying to call her out. I only wanted to let her know that her absence was really felt by my dad and it hurt them. No matter how sick she was or wasn’t, a simple phone call would have meant a lot to them.

Of course I’m upset that Gia had to see any confrontation, but I didn’t want one at all, so I backed down immediately. I don’t know why Melissa seemed upset when she left, because she stayed for cake and the professional photos, but I was happy they came at all. Baby steps!

Speaking of baby steps, my Gia is really growing up fast. I can’t believe she’s 12 already. And had a BFFL! How much did I love the conversation Joe had with her about boys? “You don’t give boys anything they want.” That covers quite a bit! Gia is our first-born and we’re all adjusting to her growing up. She’s testing our boundaries with everything, and we’re trying to give her room, but not too much. It’s a balance, but we’re going to have to figure it out because we have 3 more girls to go!

For the record, Gia did not walk in on me and Joe having s-e-x. Joe was just telling her she can’t kiss until she’s 21 because it’s “disgusting,” and I was saying that it’s a little too late for that since she walked in on us. Kissing. She saw us in a wet kiss moment, not the usual tap kisses we give in front of our kids, and I’m pretty sure she knows we didn’t think it was disgusting. But she’s a good girl, she’s smart, and I trust her. But I’ll still be taking her to the doctor on her wedding day.

I have to clear up a few things about the gym. First, Linda is not a trainer. She’s just my friend, and we work out together every single day. She has an amazing body, so you can see why I would listen to her. She practically lives at the gym, so when she saw Melissa, Kathy (who wasn’t a member), and Jacqueline suddenly show up, she called me. She’s protective of me like any friend would be. She knows what I went through last year. She watched the reunion. She knows how close Jacqueline and I used to be. To see that Jacqueline drove 45 minutes just to meet two people that weren’t in a good place with me somewhere I go every day to unwind made Linda suspicious. She was just joking about fat asses probably to make me laugh, the same way Melissa, Kathy, and Jacqueline were laughing about Linda being a skinny bitch. Neither one was meant as an insult. We all have friends of different shapes and sizes. You don’t have to look a certain way to be amazing, sexy, or confident!

No, I don’t own the gym. I knew my brother went there sometimes with Melissa, but they always went at night. I’ve never once bumped into them when I was working out. I go every single day at the same time, so it was just weird that they all showed up then. I don’t care where they go or what they do, but after all of the stress of the last year, that particular gym in the morning became my place of solitude. It’s where I went to get into a good place. That’s why it was upsetting for my friends to see the three of them there in case they were plotting to take some of my peace. I guess everyone is paranoid of everyone at this point. Sad face.

As to why I told Caroline that I wanted an apology from Jacqueline, yes, I did. I understand the heat of the moment, I understand trying to hurt someone you think hurt you, I understand we are all guilty sometimes. But there were two things I thought crossed the line. Last season when she brought up fake tabloid stories about me on camera and pretended to be worried that they were true, that was too much for me. And after that guy came up to Melissa and said he used to work with her, Jacqueline went to my brother and told him I set the whole thing up. And he believed her. He texted me that Jacqueline told him I set it up and that I was “dead to him” and to never speak to him again. It’s the single reason why we stopped talking for good. Jacqueline knew I didn’t set Melissa up. She knows who did. For her to use that lie to break up my family for good was too much for me.

Aren’t you curious to see how we all make our way back through this? Me too, and I lived it!

  1. Jeannie5233
    June 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Melissa just keeps digging herself in deeper and deeper with all of her lies and contradictions, which I pointed out in my comment on Fame’s previous article.

    Anyway, a couple of observations which I am sure the rest of you noticed.

    Joey is supposedly so sick -and I think he was sick – but isn’t it odd for someone to be that sick he is able to buck up and allow himself to be filmed? And the hat – why the hat? When most people are as sick as he says he was, they don’t care how they look and I don’t think they would be up to “filming” and probably would beg off for that day. He also looked pretty darn good a few days later to be able to go out to dinner with Melissa and Johnny Wright in NYC, not looking worse for wear. Usually someone would look wiped out or a little gaunt and pale. I already addressed Melissa’s claim to strep throat in my previous comment – someone suffering from strep is also pretty sick and it takes a few days before you start feeling better, even with the antibiotics. Yet, both Melissa and Joe look great in that picture taken at Il Mulino. These two don’t look like they are recovering much from anything remotely serious.

    I didn’t like any of the women speaking about each other in such a negative way regarding their bodies. Kathy, Jacs, and Melissa were just as guilty talking about Linda being a “skinny bitch” as Linda was for talking about “fat asses”. It seems Kathy, Jacs, and Melissa have new names for Teresa’s frriends as well – soldiers and recruits – now THEY really ARE bitches. Jacs doesn’t like it when she is called names – how does she think Teresa felt with all the name calling she spewed about her. Sorry, if you dish it you’d better take it.

    Linda was just being a friend to Teresa. I think when she saw the three of them sitting there, Linda thought something was “up”. Maybe a confrontation had been planned because why would they show up knowing exactly what time Teresa regularly works out – and Jacs just happens to show up in jeans? Why come at all if you live 45 minutes away, hate driving on the highway, and know you are not going to work out? Something doesn’t add up. I think Linda was on to them.

    I agree with Teresa – Melissa shows no respect to her in-laws but why would she? Her own husband shows no respect either. He continues to make it abundantly clear that the Marcos are his family. He also is always extolling the great virtues of Caroline and Jacqueline (notice how he thought Jacs was mother of the year for dealing with Nicholas so well), yet he bashes his own sister to them. I have never heard Joe Gorga say one nice thing about Teresa – not once.

    I come away from this episode and reading all the blogs and still feel the same way before the season started. These women are all still the same; it’s just a new season. I call BS on them all being in a good place and this show is just about as scripted as a situation comedy.

    The only good thing I take away is Mr. Gorga is feeling well and I am glad for that.

    • Iris
      June 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      I’ve recorded the second episode and have the rest series linked so I don’t miss them. When I read the FW blog for the first two/three episodes, I was shocked at these women’s behavior. Even more now because it’s a new season and they are all acting the same. Lauren is just scum and a loser. “Theresa’s kids are being raised by wolves…” etc. No the heck they aren’t. You, Mrs. Bitchen have been raised by wolves e.g. your mother, and you don’t know a darn thing about respect. My mother would kill me if spoke to anyone the way she did to Theresa. How you ever got a man is beyyyyooonnnd me. You must have bribed him or something, because no decent looking guy would come near you. Seriously, this “girl” gets on my nerves, she isn’t very attractive and no weight loss or makeup can fix her attitude.
      Don’t get me started on Melshoreissa or Steroe. I’d have an entire novella on them that Fame wouldn’t even publish.

      • JUST ME P
        June 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM


        • Iris
          June 19, 2013 at 6:14 AM

          Thanks!! 🙂 I know this girl is something else, and not in a good way…

    • June 17, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      I feel the same way Jeannie. I just finished watching the episode from last night. Back in Season 2, I would have claimed that letting the hubby watch his baseball in peace would have been a gift. I would have retired to our bedroom to watch RHONJ. When I think back, during Season 2, all the girls were still getting together, in celebration, to watch this program. Melissa did much more than just bring this show down.

      The editing is so bad, I do not have to watch the show twice to catch things.

    • Laram
      June 17, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      I agree with everything you say, Jeannie. However, the hat thing is the only reason I believed he was somewhat “under the weather”. My husband is retired Navy, and works outdoors. First sniffle, he puts a damn stocking cap on and a blanket. I make fun of him all the time. We live in freakin’ Phoenix. At least Munchi, mun chi, chi lives in Jersey at it was Winter….I also believe he had a “man” cold!

      Love Teresa sticking up for herself this Season, as she is deserving of a voice, and literally has nothing to lose!

      P.S. Jeannie, I was wrong on breed (am use to Labs)…not a teacup chihuahua, but just chihuahua. Unfortunately one passed in my arms the othe other night/mid-morning. He had lots of love and care by vets and is after a seizure. His now 6 wk old brother is thriving, tho…

      • Laram
        June 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        And we saved both baby pups from going to pound, but they should have never been off the tit that young.

        • Jeannie5233
          June 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM

          Oh Laram, I’m sorry you lost one of the pups! Only 6 weeks old now?! How sad but how wonderful you are trying so hard to help the other one thrive. I wish you good luck and thank you for doing such a good deed. Keep us posted.

      • June 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM

        @Laram, Sorry to hear about the pup passing. So glad you were with him when he passed. That says so much about you.

        • Laram
          June 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM

          Aww. Thank you!!

      • JUST ME P
        June 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM


        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM

          Whoa! Cool!!

    • Cee_See
      June 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      Jeannie I agree with everything you commented on. I, too, believe Joey was sick with a stomach virus. I’m still wondering if/when he was admitted to the hospital? IDK? Working at a hospital in the past I do know a person can be admitted for a 23hour observation for health insurance reasons. I think Melissa is Melying about strep throat! I had strep throat last year and all I wanted to do was sleep while my antibiotics kicked in. It took me about 3 days to feel better!

      I feel uncomfortable watching any scenes with Jax in them. Her mental unstability seems obvious to me. I don’t know if it’s because of what she did to JTG but she needs to get a grip on her anger emotion. She already hurt someone in one of her fits of rage and she better get help before she hurts anyone else!

      • June 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

        He probably just made an ER trip – – he wasn’t there for more than a few hours. Admitted means you are at least staying overnight for observation. No way he was admitted. Most of the time was probably spent in the waiting room or in the ER waiting for the doctor yet Teresa was suppose to drop everything because he can’t handle the flu.

        • Cee_See
          June 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM

          I think he was admitted to the ER, too! I googled ‘joe gorga hospitalized for the flu’ examiner.com stated he was hospitalized at a hospital in Montville NJ. The website thought it funny that Melissa was getting her hair done friday morning while Joe was dying in the hospital! Talk about exaggerating! Teresa was correct when she said something about how the tabloids make things worse!

          I wanted to see if Melissa said something about Joey being admitted around the said times so I looked at her facebook timeline. It was the first time I read her timeline! It was boring and I seen nothing about Joey being sick. So, since Joey claims Lysa Simpson is his new ‘sister’ I looked at her timeline in January to see if she visited her baby ‘brother’ while he was hospitalized.On January 13, 2013 it looked like a friend of Lysa’s named Sachi T???? posted something like, “How exciting S5 is being filmed right now. Hope you and Kim are shown this season. I can’t believe Joe’s fever was so high, tell him I hope he gets better for me” like this person was close friends with the Marco’s. What was odd about that post was you couldn’t ‘like’ the post or ‘comment’ on it. So, I clicked on the friend who sent the post to Lysa. It looked like the girl was young teenager, middle eastern looking and lived in another country! I read on faux reality entertainment from an ex-melissa fan that the marco’s set up bogus facebook and twitter accounts to trash Tre! I’ll say that was one of the accounts! Gosh, all that to see if Joey & Melissa are liars when I know they are!

          • Cee_See
            June 18, 2013 at 3:06 AM

            Clarification: 6th line down: on Jan. 09, 2013 Melissa tweeted that Joey was sick with fever and she was nursing him back to health. I meant to say I seen nothing about Joey being admitted to a Montville, NJ hospital. Sorry.

            • June 18, 2013 at 7:31 AM

              Actually she thanked the nursing staff for taking care of Joey and she said she wasn’t getting her hair did while he was in the hospital too.

              • Cee_See
                June 18, 2013 at 8:21 AM

                Did she thank the nursing staff on twitter or FB? On her FB page dated Jan. 11, 2013 Melissa gave a shout out to some beauty saloon about giving the best blowouts. Hmmm…. When I viewed Melissa’s FB timeline I only seen the ‘highlighted’ events from each month so I could have missed that info. That’s why I went to Lysa’s page to see if she let the public view her timeline by month which she did. I was able to view her January posts, or the one’s she made public. If Joey was admitted then he was admitted? I would just like to catch J & M in a lie for Teresa’s sake! Just so I could say, ‘Your a bad brother and a liar!’. Especially after watching the previews for episode 4 and Joey bringing up the c— word again! Thank you for the correction and have a good day!

                • Jeannie5233
                  June 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM

                  On January 10th Melissa was at the Paramus mall shopping at Nordstroms with Antonia and she tweeted the picture Fame has above of Antonia on the carousel:

                  Melissa GorgaVerified account‏@melissagorga
                  Quick stop at the mall.. Little Miss Antonia insisted on the carousel! http://instagr.am/p/UUVBbSJC7g/
                  1:04 PM – 10 Jan 13

                  On January 12th, Melissa was embroiled with a back and forth with RadarOnLine after they came out with an article slamming her for getting her hair done while Joe was “in the hospital”.

                  Gorga ‏@melissagorga 12 Jan
                  @radar_online @joegorga Joe was not in the hospital when I got a haircut. Come on….
                  9:30 AM – 12 Jan 13

                  January 13th was the day Mr. Gorga came home. The Golden Globes were airing and Melissa had a get-together. This is when she cooked her sauce and those hot peppers also pictured above in this article. If you are recovering from stomach flu, who the hell would want to eat those let alone smell them being cooked in your house?!

                  Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 13 Jan
                  Oooo… And spicy long hots to burn my mouth! #yum http://instagr.am/p/Ub8t7ypC
                  12:09 PM – 13 Jan 13

                  Someone asked how Joey was feeling and then she randomly announced their upcoming workout DVD:

                  Melissa GorgaVerified account‏@melissagorga
                  Better!! RT @HousewiveFan: @melissagorga How’s Joe feeling?!
                  2:09 PM – 13 Jan 13

                  Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 13 Jan
                  So excited to tell you @joegorga & I are coming out with a workout DVD! You can workout with us in your home! More details to come
                  2:52 PM – 13 Jan 13

                  As she is watching the Golden Globes, Melissa comments on how exciting it is and gives a shoutout to NeNe Leakes – NeNe does NOT acknowledge the tweet at all:

                  Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 13 Jan
                  A huge CONGRATS to @NeNeLeakes YOU’RE AT THE #goldenglobes !!!!! Get it girl!
                  3:52 PM – 13 Jan 13

                  It is then, at this point, Melissa gives the shout out to the hospital staff at Chilton Hospital:

                  Gorga ‏@melissagorga 13 Jan
                  Thank you to all the staff at Chilton Hospital! You were amazing with my @joegorga
                  4:28 PM – 13 Jan 13

                  Not ONE mention of being grateful her father-in-law was home from the hospital!!!

                  • Cee_See
                    June 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM

                    Thanks Jeannie for your post! I didn’t view Melissa’s twitter page. I got bored viewing her FB page! I did read an ROL article about Melissa having her hair done while her husband was in the hospital! I also read an examiner.com article that was worded about the same as ROL’s! What I found kind of funny about the ROL article was in the comments. Someone called out the writer for getting the hospital name wrong. The person who apologized for the error was using the user name ‘Stark’ with numbers after the Stark! I know around that time Ms. Stark’s credibility was being questioned by many, even Andy Cohen. I googled ‘Chris Stark RHONJ’ and she wrote a blog on twitter defending herself. She said that ‘the Greek’ was her informant? I know that is probably old news but it was new to me! Wow! I do remember reading a comment she left on FW by her to excuse her comments she previously posted and that she was sick or on meds when she wrote them?

                    • Jeannie5233
                      June 18, 2013 at 10:25 AM

                      I usually avoid anything to do with Chris Stark as I had my own run-in with her here at FW. I have absolutely no respect for her whatsoever in any capacity – whether it be her personal trevails with illness or her suspect “sources” and “investigative skills”. She uses her illnesses – and she claims to have many – as excuses for her lapses in judgement and/or her misinformation. She attacked Bryan Bowen falsely and makes these ridiculous claims to “insider information.” She has aligned herself with QofM as well to discredit JTG and, more importantly, Bryan. That, in and of itself, speaks volumes to me of her character and the values she holds.

                      She fell off the scene of tweeting incessantly about RHONJ when the Jodi Arias trial started up and that became her new obsession as she claims she is being paid to tweet about it. She gained many followers from that coverage. She will be back onto ranting about RHONJ and how she reported #FIRST with #FACTS once the phone call from Mike is aired and will continue her campaign to smear Bryan.

                      For what it’s worth, Chris Stark holds absolutely NO CREDIBILITY with me #IMO!

                    • Cee_See
                      June 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

                      Jeannie, I trust your judgement regarding Chris Stark. She likes to play the victim and I don’t trust people who want pity from others! I was curious about why Stark started defending Melissa? Stark was harsh about Bryan. She made it seem like a man with his illness has time to broker a deal with tabloids to ruin Melissa! Yeah right! Leave him alone especially when he might not be around that much longer. Poor guy.

                  • June 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM

                    Thanks for this research Jeannie. I added it to the article!

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 7:28 PM

              Brilliant job Cee-see. Wow, you are a sleuth and love it!

          • June 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM

            wow ceecee you know your stuff,mel does nothing but lie ,but good detective work
            Teresa is the only one with integrity and has been honest thru all seasons.

            • Cee_See
              June 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM

              I have insomnia so I read what interests me in the news. After TRYING to find evidence of Joey not being admitted to the hospital I read about Whitey Bulger! Whitey makes Joey and Melissa look like angels! That guy was a tyrant who has no soul! He truly is an evil, evil man! I know that is off topic about RHONJ, but to read about a reality couple then to read about the scum of the earth puts things in a different perspective!

              • June 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

                maybe they are akin to each other

                • lobstahsmaht
                  June 23, 2013 at 7:24 PM

                  Nah. Whitey is Irish

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 2:22 AM

        My ICU/CCU 40 years in unit R.N. mom told me to go to the ER last January bc for 8 months, until I got military insurance in October, and until now (surgery This Friday bc TMI can’t keep food down-throat nor rump–and I gained weight!!). Bottom line, ER checked my heart with a MRI, blood and urine and sent me home. We couldn’t believe it. Here, I’m a mother of three, thankfully currently unemployed, can’t keep food down? They said it wasn’t life threatening. Through GP and GI I have a mass near diaphragm, and my father is a colon cancer survivor…so surgery and biopsies for me.

        I may have gov’t insurance. But there is no way in hell Joe Gorga was admitted! He’s probably self insured as a 1099.

        If he was admitted, and I wasn’t, I’m calling Department of Defense HR myself and ask questions on Tricare insurance.

        • June 18, 2013 at 8:36 AM

          Praying for you Lara.

        • Cee_See
          June 18, 2013 at 9:19 AM

          I’m sorry about your health problems and I’ll say a prayer for you to have a successful surgery.
          If Joey was admitted it could be because he’s a housewife on RHoNJ and considered a minor celebrity! I wonder if Bravo provides health iinsurance during filming?

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM

            You’re so right. I’m sure benefits are included. Duh? Forgot to think of that. Haha.

            Well I hope they are included, as so many of them are in or near bankruptcy.

            Thank you, again!! So sweet of all of you.

        • June 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

          oh laram
          I hope you will be ok.this is so scary.my son in law has been in hosp 3 times with your symtomes n he has ulcers in throat to stomach,but he lost weight yours may be from thyroid
          bless you in JESUS name,,, and we love reading your comments

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:41 PM

            My mom that women can develop high ulcers after childbirth years and childbearing.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:41 PM

            Xo, and God Bless you also!

        • Confused
          June 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

          Praying for you, your family and continued recovery for your father.

          I’d be on the phone too if I were you!

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 7:32 PM

          Thanks guys! That means a lot. My blood tests are fine, so it may very well be an ulcer. Xo.

          They are also leaving a tiny camera in my intestines that literally takes 2,000 photos through the tract if they see nothing in surgery. Amazing what they can now do.

          • Jeannie5233
            June 18, 2013 at 8:44 PM

            Oh Laram – my mom had that done! It really is amazing what they can do!

    • June 17, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      HI Jeannie, love your post. When I had the flu a few month’s ago, you would of never got me out of bed, let a lone to the couch to film a scene with my spouse. Melissa had strep throat like I’m 5’9 and 120 lbs. All of know that the flu and strep throat will put you down for day’s. Who do they think their fooling.

    • Stefanie
      June 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      I had phyringitis along with bronchitis this past winter & it took me a few days to recover & even then I felt weak & wiped out. I don’t believe for a moment Melissa had strip throat. Sore throat maybe but not strip. Sorry not buying it.

    • LilyM
      June 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Hi ladies, it’s been a long time, a lot going on in our life, sad times and happy at this moment, I will let you all know later!

      I am sorry but I don’t believe for a moment Joe Marco was dying from the flu, I had a tummy infection two weeks ago, it lasted 3 days, it was pretty bad, I spend much of the time in the bathroom, if you don’t mind me saying it, LOL!! Ok, I would not eat anything for the next week, I was afraid to get sick again, and for him to be going out and having dinner?? speaks volumes to me, no so sick to go visit your father at the hospital, and if you can go inside the room, just be present and ask how he’s doing and what can you do for him and the people taking care of him. Also I think Jax was so nervous when she arrive at the gym because she knew she might ran onto Teresa, she is a coward in IMO!!

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 1:22 AM

        Understand! I’m having GI surgery bc of issues not keeping any food down for months, and not IBS. Surgery is Friday. Have little energy, and normally energetic and a gym rat. Btw kids, puppies/puppy, life..this community is a few times out of day to cheer me up. I hate the drama of Melissa, though. Wish it were old cast.

        • June 18, 2013 at 2:19 AM

          Wishing you the best Laram. Glad we can be here for you.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 2:25 AM

            Thank you Gloria, you all help keep my mind active and a community in new city, not working.

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

          See my ^^ post. There is no way Joe Gorga was admitted!

        • Isolde
          June 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM

          Laram, I want to wish you good luck with your surgery, and hope you will recover quickly. I hope all the tests will come back that everything is negative, and that while you needed the surgery, the problem will be fixed. Will be thinking of you and praying for you. Please let us know how you are doing as soon as you are able. Again, good luck with everything.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

            Thank you!!!

        • June 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

          oh and tell them to check your sodium ,,he almost died it was so low, it knocked all his electialites WAY off

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:35 PM

            Ok, I will. That’s weird, my blood tests that they ordered—thyroid fine–all good, but I’m craving salt. I sometimes eat a spoon full of tuna and put sea salt on it.

            • June 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

              it just sounds like the exact steps my sil went thru last month and they fixed him hes bac to work n stronger
              bless you sweety

        • Dianna
          June 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM

          Ill be thinking of you and praying.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:36 PM

            Thank you!

        • elemcee
          June 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM

          Lara, I hope you get your energy back when the surgery is over! Keep us posted on your condition. I will be thinking of you.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM

            Wow, people are so sweet and kind here. I hope to get energy back also! I will be on God willing after Friday, for next Sunday’s blog post :-)! God bless all of you, as well!

  2. June 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    You all are jelly, Melissa is writing an “Advice Book” not a “Cook Book”
    Hey Melissa,
    Teresa could sell T shirts, don’t matter, she will sell them. It matters if people like you.

    • Laram
      June 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      I thought you wrote “coke book”, shows you where my mind is when I think of Melissa.

      • June 17, 2013 at 10:56 PM

        hey I remember someone calling a child a coke blocker so mabe she can write about that an how its not nice for your hubsand to call his child a name

        • June 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

          @jus, love it. lololol

        • Laram
          June 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM


    • June 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      Melissa is writing the bible of marriage – that’s better than an advice book because she has a degree in sociology and psychology and marriages now too. She was a marriage counselor when she met Joey. She held two other jobs too, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. She claimed Teresa tried to say she was whoring for money but she says she was only whoring for tips. It’s freak in the bedroom yet she chose to use whore. What does that say about her?

      • Laram
        June 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM

        Lol. Right?

  3. Sackem
    June 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Reading both these blogs – they are not in a good place now. Missy’s is full of venom and Teresa says she doesn’t like her – let the show begin!

    • Iris
      June 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM


      I can’t wait for the season reunion!

      • Sackem
        June 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM

        Yes, it’ll be interesting when they have to control their body language.

    • gemini82
      June 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      You didn’t need to read Teresa’s blog to know that she doesn’t like Melissa. None of the gorgas like Melissa. They love her because she is joey’s wife and is the mother of his children but they don’t like her. I don’t even think that they like joey for that matter. For all his faults, the gorgas love and like juicy. It might have to do with the fact that they were around when juicy was growing up and know him faults and all or just the fact that juicy does more for them/ a more considerate son than joey.

    • teramusique
      June 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      Well I think we all know how it’s going to go down once reunion time rolls around.
      Only this time Melissa might not have the whole cast to back her up against Teresa.

  4. elemcee
    June 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Okay. Is it true that the first Gia said to Medusa at the was “Did you go see Nonno in the hospital?” Cuz, I am finding that pretty hard to believe.

    • Laram
      June 17, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      I didn’t see it, maybe it was edited out. It may have been a child/niece asking an adult when they all convened at bday party and was hot topic period around kitchen table and home. I don’t think anymore of it. I heard everything in home with what was going on with family and relatives even if I was 3 rooms away. Kids know a lot—tv personalities or none at all.

      • elemcee
        June 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM

        Mel had better stop trying to drag the children into it. Wth is her freaking problem? Calling the Guidice girls bullies and now trying to place partial blame on Gia for the drama at the party? If Gia did say something (which I do not believe for a minute), Mel certainly made sure to bring it up. Medusa cannot stop picking on a 12 year old. Talk about being jealous of someone younger and more beautiful! Smh. I cannot believe an adult would pick on a child over and over and over. I thought Medusa did not bring the children into the adult problems.

        Sorry. Rant over.

        • Laram
          June 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

          I feel more sorry than ever for little Antonia. I wish I were Teresa, I would be with that baby as much as possible, even if I saw her at Nonna and Nonno’s home. Antonia looks so lonely, confused and sad unless she’s with her cousins or brothers.

          • June 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

            Agree Laram, I have always felt so sad for Antonia. She really seems lost when at home. I wish for her sake she could spend more time with Teresa and family.

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

              Gloria, you know Teresa’s mom babysitting Gorga kids would be better than the Cinderella stepsister/aunts of Lysa and Kim. Nonna Gorga would love to have Antonia over, I’m sure with the girls. I don’t get it at all. You know Teresa and Joe wouldn’t care–they love kids and family. Every grandparent looks over family drama when it comes to their grand babies!

              • June 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

                Laram, you are soooo right. When my wonderful mother was living, she would have all 9 grandsons over for the night. They all still talk about those time to this day. Boy, how I miss my wonderful Mom. I do agree, Teresa and her Mother would love to have all their children grandchildren together. No doubt in my mind.

              • Jeannie5233
                June 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM

                The joy on those two little girls’ faces when they see each other (Antonia and Milania clearly adore each other!) is bittersweet. That shriek of delight from them both when they saw each other at the party – well, you can’t put a price on it. It’s such a shame, as cousins living in the same town, they aren’t besties.

                • Laram
                  June 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM

                  Yepgals, Gloria, so sorry about your mom. My parents andexinlaws are alive, andmy siblings. We all now live acros country. They Skype/visit, etc…but nothing is like dayto dayinteraction.I fly my kidsto grandparents andcousinsa couple of times a year. Andviceversa.

                  Melissais a curse to thisfamily, andkarma is ugly!

        • Laram
          June 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

          I hear you, elemcee… I was screaming at her on tv when I saw that hypocrisy last night. Kathy amd Rich did that all last season about T innfromt their kids, as well.

          • Laram
            June 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM

            *In front of their kids…see my BP goes up just thinking about it while typing faster. Lol

        • Laram
          June 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

          Elemcee the worse is when she said to media that Teresa called Antonia “ugly”. That would have been the final straw for me (period). Remember how T had to take to her blog, knowing that Antonia would read thy shit someday.

          • elemcee
            June 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

            Laram, I was thinking of that exact thing and got all worked up. It makes my blood pressure rise also, when Mel keeps bringing these sweet children into her delusion. Beyond unforgivable. It seems that every big lie she tells, she has to bring one of the children into it. I guess to draw some of the heat away from her?

            • Laram
              June 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

              Yep… Projecting her demons onto those babies…and others.

        • Sackem
          June 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

          But remember – her kids are off limits, Teresa’s kids are fair game…. because she doesn’t involve the children… Like ever.

          • elemcee
            June 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

            Ikr? I keep thinking I might watch if T gets a kinder, gentler edit. But, no way am I watching if Mel keeps that b.s. up. I will not support this show if they are going to allow the children to be picked on still.

            And, I hope the world’s sweetest Aussie girl baby is doing well!

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 2:29 AM

              Yes, Ava, right? How is she Sackem? Forgive me if I got your baby’s name incorrectly.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

            Sackem, she is so not Gorga. It would piss me off if my SIL carried my family name and treated us like dirt. Melissa is unbelievable to have a teaching education, and claim “family”. She (and my husband is convinced those are half sisters) Cinderella step sisters of hers should be allowing Anotnia or at least be watched by Nonna Gorga while Teres and Joe working or gone. That’s just bs!

          • Isolde
            June 18, 2013 at 3:12 AM

            Completely agree with everyone, and I also find it very hard to believe that Gia asked Melissa anything about seeing her grandfather, when Gia is shooshing her mother when Teresa asks questions, and lets her own mother know how much she hates the arguing and fighting. I had a sister-in-law (my husband’s brother’s wife, now divorced) just like Melissa. She was extremely jealous of everyone, and her children and mine are very close in age. I always had to be the bigger person so that the children could be together. No matter what the woman did about starting arguments, etc., when my children let me know that they wanted to be around their cousins, I would make the call to my sil to break the tension and so the children could get together. My children knew it was her, but they wanted to see their cousins, and I wanted to make my children happy. The children should not be involved, and should never be kept from one another, especially when they are close and love to play with one another. The happiness of the children should be first and foremost, and while Melissa went to the party (cameras rolling), the Gorgas have been the reason that the children aren’t growing up with one another. This is the same reason the Gorga Sr. parents, accept Melissa even though she doesn’t care or respect them the way she should, is because they love their son and their grandchildren. This is the unconditional love that neither Melissa or Joe Gorga have for family, including their own children. If they did, they would not be able to keep the children from one another, especially when you see how much Milania and Antonia, love to be with one another. So sad that the Gorgas do not get it.

            For the record, if my father was in the hospital, especially ICU, and one of my in-laws didn’t go to the hospital right away to see him, they would be on my sh*t list big time. I would have much more to say than Teresa did, because you should show respect, if not love. Mr. Gorga was hurt that she didn’t come, if he mentioned it to Teresa, and Teresa was upset that her father was hurt by Melissa’s lack of respect and sensitivity, especially when he was so sick. I don’t believe for one minute that she has changed her attitude towards Teresa and her family, but the show is airing now and the cast has to keep up the charade. Actually very sad.

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 7:48 PM

              100% agree with everything Isolde. My SIL from hell was my only SIL where we both married into the family. I had to swallow pride always. But, like Juicy Joe, my family and my husband’s family were both raised old school Catholic…so it is a no brainier for me to still have contact with my ex FIL, even in different cities. My SIL from hell is now also an ex, and they have a mediator talking to family, through mediator, unless kids are with their dad. Sad, huh? How some people don’t get the meaning of respect and family!

      • Laram
        June 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

        Well tho I heard a lot of family affairs at home while adults were in kitchen, espescially aunts and grandparents home…a) it wasn’t like this show, and b) they made sure we were all preoccupied, and if we were caught listening or hearing…everyone would stop, espescially if a cousin, sibling or I looked nervous or sad.

  5. June 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    It made me so mad when Melissa walked in the room “with : her children & OLD Kim is calling Melissa A b—-,then as soon as she see’s her she doesn’t miss A beat .’oh hi there “what an evil person .Poor excuse 4 a woman!Then she is right there in her face,I don’t think Melissa got a foot in the room .Like vultures.Then Teresa keep’s saying “in her drawling voice”where’s my brother.She is told he is sick ( I mean the man has pnuemonia & she keep’s yaking about “well I can’t believe he would miss Gia’s party .ok well may-b she could hold a toilet under him .(idiot).Then Terrifying Teresa run’s over with her claw’s out ,yakking about the father (none of her business)starts twisting with her word’s like a knife in poor Melissa’s stomach.So Melissa is thinking Well I have has enough attacking for 1 nite guess i’m out of here, .Gia walks in & Teresa makes it out like it is all Melissa’s fault & what a bad person she is for leaving .Just a bunch of vultures !!Oh get this .At the end of it all Retard Teresa say’s ,I don’t want ANYONE bringing drama to her party.They R A frigging joke !That all tell’s me just how jealous they really R of that woman .Sick that U can’t handle that another person in this world is prettier ,can sing & is younger .ha ha ha ,sad!!

    • Calypso
      June 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      I’m sorry but your jealous nonsense is old and boring.

      • June 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

        if dee k says that word again she should be banned from this site from fame ,let her take her hate else where

        • Sackem
          June 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

          I don’t read Dee anymore…

          • June 18, 2013 at 12:40 AM

            ok I wont read dees anymore too
            thanks ms sackem
            love hearing about lil ava and mr max

          • Isolde
            June 18, 2013 at 3:17 AM

            Amen to that Sackem–I see her name and don’t bother reading, because it will be full of hateful and offensive bs. I have no tolerance for deliberate stupidity. Obviously, a Marco/Gorga “soldier or recruit”, since that’s the buzz word this season. I use a different word for them.

          • June 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

            I have also stopped reading Dee after the Oklahoma tornados. It is not her love of Melissa that bothers me, it is her hatred towards Teresa, a person she more than likely does not even know.

        • Debbie J
          June 18, 2013 at 6:32 AM

          I agree that word is offensive!!!

    • elemcee
      June 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

      I respectfully request that you please stop using the word retard in a derogatory sense. I have seen other people ask you to please stop using that word. It is disrespectful to people who have a genuine diagnosis.

      • Laram
        June 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM

        It’s disgusting and offensive.

      • Jeannie5233
        June 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

        elemcee – so tired of being tolerant of someone who would’t know the word “respect” if it bit her in the ass. You can respecfully request Dee to stop all you want, but she has unfortunately made it very clear who and what she is.

        There are two types of ignorance – the first being genuinely unaware; the other having full awareness but choosing to ignore. Hmmmmm – let’s see. . . .

        • elemcee
          June 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM

          I hear ya, Jeannie. It is very clear who she is. Makes me sad though.

          • Laram
            June 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

            Yes, it is. I hear it thrown around in private–no one I know 40+ now, but in my twenties, I heard people say it like any slang term to each other….however, as you said, Jeannie, a person in this day of age using a slang and derogatory word to define people on international media, is a comscious choice. I despise it, just like I despise racial slurs.

            My 26 yr old brother is autistic and MR. He works harder and treats people more tolerantly and kinder than anyone I know.

            • elemcee
              June 17, 2013 at 11:58 PM

              My neighbor is MR, best guy you could ever meet. He would cut off his arm and hand it to me if I told him I needed it. I would not sleep for weeks if someone spoke to him that way.

              • June 18, 2013 at 12:12 AM

                How could ANYONE with any heart make fun of anyone would is MR??? I’ve been through hell and back trying to regain the knowledge I had ten years ago. It makes me sick when I hear people making fun of anyone with a learning disability. Sorry, but I have no tolerance for people like Dee.

            • Jeannie5233
              June 18, 2013 at 12:11 AM

              I take particular affront to this word because my cousin, who has Down’s and is one of the most wonderful, loving, giving people you could ever meet, has been taunted by that word all her life, and if you ask her to talk about it and how she feels, she would make you cry.

              I said this before – sticks and stones may break your bones but names WILL harm you. Not only will they harm you – they can stay with you for your entire life. Verbal abuse is just as bad as physical abuse. The difference is the blows don’t leave a visible bruise.

              • June 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

                Thank you, Jeannie. You are so kind and open minded. I wish more people were like you then this world would be a better place.

                • Laram
                  June 18, 2013 at 1:38 AM

                  I wasa para, andspecial Ed coach. My grandmother helpedthe Shrivers start Special Olympics in Chicago. I grew up with down syndrome kids”adopted” for every family gathering we hadan. Holiday. Some of them thatsurvived are my age, andat my grandmothers funeral, they hadtheir own dedication. TheDown Symdrome population is never complaining, always full of the Holy Spirit, loving andfull of so much joy…like a baby child or puppy. Always wanting a hug. I lovethem Sooo much, as I do any other special needs individuals. There is something about the populations thatunderstandthey are a gift andI can’t sy enough!

        • June 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

          Come on … Dee is a hit and run who has multiple personalities based upon her grammar. She’s just a troll that comes to get shit stirred up. I laugh at her.

          • June 18, 2013 at 8:51 AM

            Just like Caroline and Jacqueline.

      • Honnie Badger
        June 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        The word “retard” means to delay or slow growth or development. Personally, I don’t quite understand when or why when this became so offensive when applied to “developmentally disabled” folks.

        Not picking a fight, just am interested in how language develops through time, usage and cultural changes. I have a bit of an etymological bent.

        Of course, Dee is being a coldheart to use the word so derogatorily, especially when applied to Teresa G, who is absolutely authentically adorable, in my opinion.

        • Jeannie5233
          June 18, 2013 at 8:29 AM

          It is interesting how words evolve – the word “gay” is very rarely used to express it’s original meaning of “carefree, happy, uninhibited” in today’s world. Most people now associate it with the LGBT community.

          • Honnie Badger
            June 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM

            Spot on, beautiful Jeannie! I’m old enough (but still young) to recall being taught that “gay” was a synonym for happy, carefree. I’m such a stickler that I will still use it in that context; it is a lovely word!

            Also, while ruminating post-post — I think I may have a bit of an answer to my question. It’s all about usage, no? People like Dee have used it in such a negative, insulting fashion, resulting in the fact that it is now pejorative, completely, when used anywhere near to describe one’s mental capacity. But, rust can be retarded via specific agents applied to the metal! So, it’s still good to use in that way.

            • Jeannie5233
              June 18, 2013 at 9:46 AM

              Exactly – it IS about usage and the context! Clearly, Dee is using this word as a derogatory slam at Teresa and I don’t condone it as I know you do not either!

            • elemcee
              June 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM

              Honnie, I always wanted to know how the word f***ot stopped being a bundle of twigs. That one really mystifies me. The British use of f*g for a cigarette makes sense because the tobacco is bundled and does burn. But, I really do not get the negative, American usage.

              I do not consider the word retarded offensive when used as a descriptive in the medical sense. The doctors I have worked with will use the term in a diagnostic sense. I find it offensive when used in a derogatory sense, because people with a medical diagnosis deserve our respect. I would 100% use the term retarded growth and terms like that because that is what it is.

              • Honnie Badger
                June 18, 2013 at 8:12 PM

                Indeed, elemcee! I was stuck between flights in Heathrow, went to the smoking section, and heard a couple of cockneys at my little table talking about going to the “fag machine” because they were both close to out of their cigs. Being that I had had a few English boyfriends in my past, I understood it, but still, it was quite … weird!

                Another term become quite pejorative is the c-word. Back in the day, several centuries ago, in England, a c-word was a men’s cap made of felt material. In England, today, the c-word is derogatory — but aimed at men.

                • elemcee
                  June 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM

                  I seriously never knew that about the c-word! How interesting (and odd)!

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 7:54 PM

          Lol…times have changed, okay I’m gay and miss the days when you could smoke a faggot while being carefree and with friends in college, not concerned about future health! I’m re…lol, I still can’t say it, even though in Hangover I loved their argument on how to say it…well, I’m re-re on some aspects…like how the hell does Bravo get by with this shit? Lol!

          • Honnie Badger
            June 18, 2013 at 8:13 PM

            Laram, you’re won-won — as in wonderful. IMO and just sayin’ … 🙂

    • love4peace
      June 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      a year ago this might have went over but with twitter and all the other media we all know better. I might say i admire the fact that you keep trying. Maybe you should go to a different site you might have better luck but i doubt it

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM


        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

          I don’t think many sites, espescially network sites would allow the F homosexual word, the N word, and not special needs words. There are some PC terms I stand behind bc of civil and human rights. Do I interject Cracker or White trash–if i see someone ignorant and white act prejudiced.

          Yes, I’m a hypocrite. I’m also white and remarried to a black man, and grew up with parents as civil rights activists, attorneys, and myself social work, sociology and psychology education. So sue me. However, making fun of special needs, using N word, or making fun of homosexuals is in my opinion where I draw the line.

          • June 18, 2013 at 12:42 AM

            Laram, I do not see you as a hypocrite. There are times when people are so ignorant with their comments that we all want to interject. I do not care what race or religion a person is as long as they respect one and another.

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 1:42 AM

              Thanks, Gloria. Sometimes ignorance fires me up!! :-). I will call a white racist cracker, or worse-white trash…but mostly they laugh at me, and don’t have a legitimate reason to back it up…but don’t get me started with special needs, children nor elderly…the defenseless, then they really get my goat.

    • Jessie
      June 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      Did he have pneumonia or a stomach bug? His symptoms keep changing.

      And “poor Melissa” my ass, she is reaping what she has sown for the past 2 seasons. I think she deserves the title “Prostitution Whore.”

      • elemcee
        June 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

        My best guess is dementia… chronic… incurable…

    • yup
      June 18, 2013 at 1:25 AM

      This is very painful to read because of the formatting. Please proofread at least a little before you hit ‘post comment’. When using punctuation (period, comma, etc), the space goes after the punctuation, not before. Btw, using “retard” as an insult makes you look ignorant and immature. Your punctuation makes you look like you’re on meth.

    • RahRah
      June 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      Teresa spelled out, her interpretation in her blog, which is reasonable, rational and makes sense but you don’t even respect her candidness, so no matter what Teresa says you just keep calling her a liar. Nor do you respect Teresa’s father, as he was the one hurt by Messy’s absence, what kind of person does that–one you are definitely intuned with, how could you condone Messy’s behavior I question your judgment, intellingence, common sense, compassion, I imagine you have two horns and a tail as you seem to keep promoting abnormal unloving behavior. You can say what you want to about me, I am sitting on a pedestal.

      • June 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

        as I tell my children SATAN N EVIL comes in all kinds of shapes and beauty, but beware of wolves in sheeps clothing we as americans have to humble ourselves (in chronicles my very fav scripture 7:14)the mels n jogos n dees of this world are spreading hate lust greed .I pray they will change befor tragedy befalls them .

        • elemcee
          June 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM

          Celi, I swear you speak to my heart! I love your comments so much.

          • June 18, 2013 at 4:07 PM

            I thank u ms elemsent and I love your comments
            but I love almost alls comments on here .just one I don’t but ms sackem n ,I and mamajackie,msjeannie. well several of us arnt reading someones anymore im just praying her sp,eyes be opened
            thank you again

            • elemcee
              June 18, 2013 at 11:13 PM

              I will join you in not reading Celi. Important advice, indeed!

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM

          Devil’s Advocate movie–“best thing the Devil ever did, is make you believe he doesn’t exist”. Melissa’s actions are evil to me. Pure and simple. She can spin it, bat her eyes, etc. in talking heads, when she screamed I’m the victim at the reunion….I got chills in a bad kind of way. She’s so ugly to me for that reason.

    • AnnieC
      June 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Well Dee, let us look at the definition of retard (mentally challenged) – now that that’s been determined I strongly suggest that your ignorance of mental illness comes shining through in your remarks. You may as well have said that Teresa was autistic in her reaction – using either word to define someone’s actions shows a very immature mind at work. Grow-up Dee, adults don’t call each other names -unfortunately, young people do, usually out of ignorance.

      • Kimmers
        June 18, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        I also take offense to the use if that word. On twitter a few days ago I saw that Tamara Tattles had used that term to describe someone’s child. She seemed to be having a disagreement with the person and stooped so low as to call a child Retarted!! Who does that? I just thought it was extremely rude at the time.

    • TiaGia
      June 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM


      My child has a Traumatic Brain Injury and let me say, the use of the word “retard” in ANY way is despicable. Take your fish mouth and wash it out with soap, then spray with some fds for good measure.

  6. elemcee
    June 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Oh boy, I tried to type… first thing Gia said to Medusa at the party was…

    Sorry, typing fast.

    • Laram
      June 18, 2013 at 1:49 AM

      I do the same, and on am IPhone. Sometimes our comments are so scrolled on the screen that I have to read one letter on top of the other like a puzzle to dissect the word. It’s annoying, but kind of fun. Hey, some people do crosswords, I choose to try and understand that people are in smart phones and words change before proofread ing.

      We aren’t submitting a work proposal or important essay here, so I refuse to be grammar police. I think, tho, she was referring to the unapologetic post that slandered MR.

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 2:36 AM

        See, I just proofread now, and made typos. I am not a proof reading nazi on this site, or other blogs. I’m sorry, this is a hobby, not a job, and it is full of sometimes live commentary.

        I will write Apple mañana toile sure their new IPhones type what one writes. Others can write Microsoft. Seriously.

  7. corky21
    June 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Melissa writing an advice book is like Sarah Palin thinking she could be President. What experience does she have? She’s married 7 years? She knows nothing. When she’s married 20 or more years, then maybe she’ll know something about marriage.

    • June 17, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      I’m going on 22 years and I’m still trying to figure it all out…

      • June 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

        me 54 in oct we are still fumbling together,

        • Jeannie5233
          June 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM

          celi – It must be a good month – it will be 39 years for me in October!!!

          • June 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM

            Princess, jus and Jeannie, I would read an advice book from everyone one of you before I would Melissa, Congrats to all of you.

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 12:18 AM

              Same with me!!! Congrats all on your commitments. Love it!

          • June 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

            the 8th of oct ).im happy for you ,
            ms j its really getting harder to watch njhw, they reall think we want to watch kids mistreated and families destroyed ,there is enough of that in the real world.i wish bravo had stayed out of it an let them be happy shopping, eating ,decorating their houses,raising their kids.but NOW IT CAN NEVER GO BACK TO THAT HAPPY TIME,,,,unless tre n joe get their own show.
            hugs to you n mama

          • Calypso
            June 18, 2013 at 8:32 AM

            Me too – married 17 years in October – together 20 years.

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      June 17, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      She should really call her “advice” book “How to Marry a Millionaire”

      • Jessie
        June 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM

        If only she had married a millionaire…..

        • Jeannie5233
          June 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM

          LOL!!!! Good one!!!!

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM

          Jessie, lol…we should all come up with titles to her new book…months ago, I said she robbing the “Love, American Style” tv show. I don’t know how old you are, but people 45 and older do…show about swingers.

          • corky21
            June 18, 2013 at 7:36 AM

            I loved that show way back in the day. But I hate having to say, “way back in the day” Where did the years go.

    • June 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      My 20 year anniversary is tomorrow. We’ve been together 22 years should I write an advice book? Better yet, maybe all of the FW’s can get together and write a chapter on what real marriages that are proven are like and the hills and valleys and what it has taken to keep them that way.

      • Jeannie5233
        June 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        Congratulations mzjules – 20 years is a great milestone! Make sure you take the time to soak in all the two of you have accomplished together and may you look forward to at least twenty more wonderful years!! 🙂

        • June 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM

          Thanks Jeannie. We’ve been through so much together, but I get him and he gets me. I can “empathize” with Melissa as my mom doesn’t care for my husband, she tolerates him and it’s a two way street. I married a true redneck and my mom to this day thinks I married beneath myself. That’s her opinion, I disagree, we fit together quite well. My snobbish family only sees the outside and stereotypes him as a dumb redneck. He’s the most intelligent person I know. He’s an opinionated ass, but he’s mine. But he will refuse to go to family events with me as they treat him like shit, but gosh darn it come Thanksgiving they sure want him to fry them up some turkeys.

          • Laram
            June 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM

            Wow, really? That is love.
            Some of my aunts and uncles don’t get that I remarried a different race, from a first husband whose families are friends and he’s an attorney/ trader, but they won’t say it I my face. My kids love him, I love him, and my parents are behind me.

            More power to you!

      • Stefanie
        June 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

        Happy Anniversary! Great idea, I think we would even sell more books than her. My anniversary is this Saturday. It would have been mine & my late husband’s 11th Anniversary this year.

        • June 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM

          Happy Anniversary in memorium this Saturday — it has to be hard. My thoughts are with you.

        • June 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

          I agree Stef, we could all do a chapter or two and out sell Melissa by a long ways. Sorry your husband is not here to celebrate with you. My thoughts are with you.

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 1:54 AM

          Happy Anniversary! Sorry for your loss, I’m sure you feel him around you.

        • Jeannie5233
          June 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM

          Stefanie – I wish you comfort in your memories on Saturday.

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 12:28 AM

        Congrats!! That’s wonderful. Good idea, also. I was with my ex-husband for 24 years, married for 18. Single mom for 4 years, but with my current husband less than a year, together long distance, and then here in AZ w you for 3 yrs before we both got married for second time.

        Most of my family all are married to grammar, highschool and College first loves…and I have 14 biological aunts and uncles, and 51 first cousins. I’m the rebel with a divorce and remarriage. But, I love my exinlaws and know marriage!

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 12:30 AM

          Lol…msjulesaz, meaning married less than an year. We tied knot w our kids in October, but BFF for 3 yrs.

          Now here in AZ, as u know. 🙂

          • June 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM

            WOW Laram you could definitely write a chapter or two. Where the heck are you at in AZ? I’m in Glendale.

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 1:56 AM

              Maricopa, and may move to Awhatukee. I love Glendale. Go to Luke’s AFB often…you have more trees!!!!

              • June 18, 2013 at 2:44 AM

                You live out in the boondocks. Where I live now was considered the boondocks 30 years ago. The valley has grown exponetially over the course of time. And yes I have TONS of trees — live in a pocket of acre properties that used to be in the boonies but is now in the city.

                • Laram
                  June 18, 2013 at 8:06 PM

                  I’m going nuts without trees! Lol.my husband works out at Palos Verdes. We want to move closer!!

          • JUST ME P
            June 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM


      • June 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM

        Congrats mzjulesaz, Too bad his in laws don’t see him as an equal. My parent’s took my hubby under their wing just like a another one of their children. I’m so grateful to them for accepting my hubby with open arms. We were both so young when we married that my parents had to sign for me. That was 33 years ago and were still going strong. Hope you both have a wonderful anniversary.

        • June 18, 2013 at 2:07 AM

          Congrats on 33 years!!! You could write a chapter or two.

      • June 18, 2013 at 7:10 AM

        Happy Anniversary and may you have many more to come!!!!!

      • June 18, 2013 at 7:24 AM

        Congratulations. May you both have a wonderful day. You are more than qualified to write that marriage advice book.

      • corky21
        June 18, 2013 at 7:39 AM

        Exactly. You know the best advice on marriage I heard, was on “Everybody Loves Raymond” Marie said something like, you love him, you hate him, look at him (Frank), he’s disgusting, LOL, but you just keep on going, you have ups and downs, but we’re good with each other, we just keep on going. Something like that. It was the episode, with Robert and his new wife, and she gave them copies of a marriage book, and Debra and Marie were like,really? You just got married and are giving us advice.

        • Jeannie5233
          June 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM

          Everybody Loves Raymond – oh, I love that show and I still laugh at the reruns!! The Romano family had flaws and dysfunction but never let any of it get in between what really counts – the love of the family unit. This was a scripted situation comedy but was truer to REAL life than anything RHONJ has to offer.

    • adioslunatic
      June 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      Sarah Palin had more political and executive experience than the complete incompetent that sits in the WH at this very moment. Se was a councilwoman, a mayor (2 terms), Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and governor (2 terms, 2nd cut short by her resignation) . She brought ethics charges to a member of her own political party.

      The woman has balls of brass and is one of the greatest feminists of our time.


      I’m seriously disappointed that not one person has mention the most despicable moment form this “episode”. Fredo stating that because he “hurts” he wants to hurt his sister. What do we hear instead? She said fat, she said skinny,blah,blah, blah. I am going to put my thoughts together for Fame today. I was going to yesterday but, I needed a moment to re-group. Let’s just say I saw the most humanity I’ve ever seen on this show in Teresa’s segments than any of these “woman” and “men” combined.

      • elemcee
        June 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM

        JoGo said that? Out loud? On camera? I am speechless. He is more stupid than I thought! How could anyone feel that way about another human being!

        • Jeannie5233
          June 18, 2013 at 1:57 PM

          I am so glad adios brought what Joey said up because it has somehow fallen through the cracks and what Joey said really was despicable! By mistake, I posted my comment in response to this below to Jennifer downthread instead of here – sorry for the confusion!

        • adioslunatic
          June 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM

          It’s evil. No excuses. Pure evil

          • elemcee
            June 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

            You are so correct! JoGo is an embarrassment to humanity. Can you imagine being his parents?

    • JUST ME P
      June 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM


  8. June 17, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Kitchen to tidy, shower to take and an Avon treatment, no fancy chambers or injections. lol I really believe for a person in her 40’s, with all the work she has had done, the chamber, etc., Jac just looks wasted and used. Good night all.

    The life this show once had has been sucked right out of it.

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
    All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
    Couldn’t put Humpty together again

    Bravo, take note. I was such a passionate fan and now, I am not certain I really care. If I wanted this much drama I would be watching the soaps.

    • love4peace
      June 17, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      i feel the same way at this point i only watch to respond on this site. i love our little group but i hate the show.

      • Sackem
        June 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM


    • Laram
      June 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Lol, goodnight Momajackie!

    • June 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      Thank you, moma. Perfect post

    • Sackem
      June 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      Oh Moma you read my mind – I posted something very similar on the previous thread. They’ve worn me out!

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

        I can lmao off at other HW shows, if I watch…like, OC. For some reason, I get fired up about NJ. Maybe bc my Irish grandmothers shoved similar values as Teresa’s parents down all of us. And my Nordic Grandfathers were quiet, but when they spoke it meant something. They were humble and hard ass workers for their family and respect.

  9. Meri
    June 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but as I recall from tweets, Melissa went to the salon and had her hair done while Joey was in the hospital. With strep throat?

    • Laram
      June 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      Yes, Fame can you post the blow out tweet from Melissa with date? I’m recruiting people from Allabouttrth and SH to look at your blog. Sick of people having to speculate when facts are facts from the horesy mouth, herself.

      • June 17, 2013 at 11:16 PM

        Thanks for reminding me Laram! Here it is, her “blowout” tweet from the morning of January 11th:

        “Just left @BogettaSB salon in Cedar grove.. Seriously the best blowout around.”

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

          Thank you, Fame!!!! Love this site the most, but since you wait for the facts jump over to the 2 others when you are in between posts.

          I think I can speak for all, that’s why we appreciate your style and work. I refer others over to you when they are confused about RHONJ. Xo

  10. Laram
    June 17, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I find it interesting that T doesn’t bring up Kathy and Rosie, as that is their uncle, and we saw Rich advise Kathy to go to hospital.

  11. Tassie devil
    June 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Hi Fame

    Just snooping over on joe gorga twitter, on the 4th Jan he was at the dentist getting goodie bags etc didnt lok to bad, what he says on his proves they are bloody liars


    • June 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      Thank you so much TD! I just added that info to the article.

    • Laram
      June 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      I remember that!!! Dang, it’s as all of these tweets were yesterday. Why do they (Bravo/production) think we won’t call out the bs?

  12. June 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    I love, love, love Tre … but this reminds me of ALL of the Housewives — Brad Paisley — Celebrity

    Someday I’m gonna be famous, do I have talent well no
    These days you don’t really need it thanks to reality shows
    Can’t wait to date a supermodel, can’t wait to sue my dad
    Can’t wait to wreck a Ferrari on my way to rehab

    ‘Cause when you’re a celebrity
    It’s adios reality
    You can act just like a fool
    People think you’re cool
    Just ’cause you’re on TV
    I can throw a major fit
    When my latte isn’t just how I like it
    When they say I’ve gone insane
    I’ll blame it on the fame
    And the pressures that go with
    Being a celebrity

    I’ll get to cry to Barbara Walters when things don’t go my way
    And I’ll get community service no matter which law I break
    I’ll make the supermarket tabloids, they’ll write some awful stuff
    But the more they run my name down the more my price goes up

    ‘Cause when you’re a celebrity
    It adios reality
    No matter what you do
    People think you’re cool
    Just ’cause you’re on TV
    I can fall in and out of love
    Have marriages that barely last a month
    When they go down the drain
    I’ll blame it on the fame
    And say it’s just so tough
    Being a celebrity

    So let’s hitch up the wagons and head out west
    To the land of the fun and the sun
    We’ll be real world bachelor jackass millionaires
    Hey hey Hollywood here we come

    ‘Cause when you’re a celebrity
    It adios reality
    No matter what you do
    People think you’re cool
    Just ’cause you’re on TV

    • Laram
      June 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

      Msjulesaz, that’s awesome! I hadn’t seen that video or heard the song. Miss country music from Houston days.What’s a good Country station in Phx? I love B Paisley, and his wife, Kimberley. Now that’s a smart cookie…graduated from Northwestern, her role in F O Bride with Steve Martin–priceless, and she put family before fame.

      • June 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

        Mainstream country … 102.5 KNIX or 107.9 KMLE. Hubby listens to the old country station …. by old I mean a combination of Alabama, Patsy, Bocephus, Waylon, Alan Jackson, Reba -92.9 KAFF.

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 1:58 AM

          Nice…I like old, also!! Thank you.

        • JUST ME P
          June 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM


      • June 18, 2013 at 1:39 AM

        I love Kim … this one is for you Lara, but it reminds me of something Melissa would sing to Joey — which is why he’s her lapdog.

        • Laram
          June 18, 2013 at 2:01 AM

          Lmao, thanks msjulesaz/Jules…I knew exactly which song when I saw your post. So, true…now I’m going to jam it.

          I think all our central and east coast time friends are asleep :-).

          • June 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM

            I guess I ;m very old ,,, we like whalon, johnny cash, Loretta lynn, dolly pardon,n porter all in that era.
            we started going together I guess ,I don’t really remember ,its been so long,when I was 11, he 15,,we worked in tobacco fields,we would plant them upside down not paying attention,we married in 60 and he sang to me all the time and still does ,”I found my thrill on C T,s hill” the real song was ”I found my thrill on blueberry hill” c t was the man that owned the farm.
            gosh why am I talking about this ? you all bring good thoughts out of me this early in the day.
            all have a blest day.

            • Laram
              June 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

              Lol. Love it, Celi!

        • JUST ME P
          June 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM


    • Meri
      June 18, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      So funny.. Blake shelton sang that with others on the Voice last night and all I could think about was rHONJ!

      • June 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        I know, that’s what made me think of it! Go Swon Brothers. I love all 3 of them, but someone has to win.

  13. Isolde
    June 18, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    Looking at the photos at the top of your blog, Fame (good catch by the way). Since we know that Mr. Gorga went to the hospital January 5, 2013, and we have a photo of Melissa and Joe Gorga on January 5th. Remarkable how healthy they both look the day his father went to the hospital. Neither one of them look sick, nor do they look worried or concerned. They were obviously somewhere posing for the photo together. Just saying, a picture is worth a thousand words. Makes them look more foolish. Also, since when does pneumonia present with stomach issues such as vomiting and diarrhea? So, they can’t even keep their “alleged” illnesses straight

  14. Calypso
    June 18, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    I haven’t had a chance to read all the new post so if this has been pointed out already – sorry. I wanted to mention it earlier but I got slammed with the FBI virus and it took hours to destroy and remove.

    I saw this the other day. Jan 5 – Joe did the Sizzle Tan Billboard photoshoot. Sorry I tried to add the picture but couldn’t make it happen.

    Manny ‏@MTCPhotography 5 Jan
    An MTC Photoshoot with #RHONJ Joe Gorga for a @sizzletan_nj billboard with my @illuminationpr aka bestie Rob http://instagr.am/p/UG7tlhpRHY/
    Sizzle Tans IlluminationPR

    10:17 AM – 5 Jan 13 · Details

    Manny ‏@MTCPhotography 5 Jan
    @joegorga good seeing you as always my friend. Billboard is gonna rock! @RHONJFANS pic.twitter.com/ArFxFcXa

    10:29 AM – 5 Jan 13

  15. Calypso
    June 18, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Here’s an odd tweet – Lysa replying to Joe quoting a 104.8 fever. Someone obviously told her that number and by her response she seemed worried. I’m not a doctor so I looked it up. A temp of 105 degrees F is usually considered the heat-stroke level, where brain damage can occur. So just short of Brain Damage level (at that moment) and Tarzan is limp – I’ll say no more.

    It does make you wonder who told Lysa that number and why – sympathy maybe???? And why did Melissa say he had a 103 fever like that was the highest it went? Someone is lying but who? Whoever it is – why lie about something so trivial?

    I also found Joe’s choice of words “I’m dying over here in hospital” in poor taste considering his father’s condition at the time. He and Mel are made for one another – It’s all about them all the time.

    Lysa Simpson ‏@LysaSimpson 10 Jan
    104.8 fever &ur carryingabout TARZAN“@joegorga: I’m dying over here in hospital this flu kicked my ass.Not a movement from Tarzan in 4 days

    10:05 PM – 10 Jan 13 · Details

    • June 18, 2013 at 7:09 AM

      “Someone is lying but who?” They are all lying. They have to lie in order to exist in the fantasy world they have created for themselves.

      I have been blessed with good health thus far. I can remember two instances when I had a mild case of the flu. My flu days involved showering when I awoke, to wash away the fever sweat from the night, taking my medication and going back to bed. There was no energy in me for any tweeting (if I did tweet) nor would I have been able to tolerate filming for a reality show.

    • Detroitrockcity
      June 18, 2013 at 7:18 AM

      I wish a rabid squirrel would jump on Cryolines shoulder and just have at it, she’s so F-A -K -E!!!”! Shut up!! We don’t care!!!”””””

  16. Tassie devil
    June 18, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    FAME great work you are been talked about everwhere, WELL DONE

    We can now see why Teresa was so upset/pi**ed off at Gias party, she would have seen what was on twitter, and what they were up to and not sick at all, and to hear M say on camera, yes we visited, joe took him to the hospital etc just spewing liars I can understand Kim D saying something to her now as well, even Gia would have known what they had been tweeting.

    Oh what is with that andy cohen I saw the photos he had taken with joe on wwhl, he is a slimey git.


    • Detroitrockcity
      June 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Snakes on a plane !! Good thing bravo isn’t looking for Jimmy Hoffa, this Shit might never end! Ever!!! ; )

  17. Jeannie5233
    June 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Lara – just read upthread what you are about to undergo. As of right now, I will be sending prayers your way and on Friday will make a trip to church to light a candle. God speed with your surgery and I hope that all will turn out okay! Positive thoughts!!! 🙂

    • Laram
      June 18, 2013 at 8:19 PM

      Thank you, Jeannie. So sweet! God Bless you, and yours as well!

  18. Jersey
    June 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    When is Caroline Manzo going to wake up and stop defending the Gorgas. They are the reason why she lost her fan base. She has no righ and is way out of linet to tell the Guidices to stop sweating the small stuff about you went to the hospital. Joe Gorga was not sick they day his mom called him to take his dad to the hospital. He did not want to take him and his mom was forced to call an ambulance. The Gorgas were out and about and did not see their father who was in the ICU unit and could have died. When my dad had a heart surgery and was in the ICU, I saw him everyday. These two idiots had the nerve to accuse Teresa as the reason why their kids don’t see their grandparents. Does Caroline’s daughter Lauren still consider teresa a wolf? Its Melissa who is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

  19. Stefanie
    June 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    I see that Melissa was signing bottles of her drink. We all know Joey went with her chaise she really can’t go anywhere without him to these things. I wonder if they partied that night & instead of having the flu maybe he was hungover sick & he lied to his mom saying he has the flu to cover his but.

  20. Dianna
    June 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Hi everyone,
    I tried reading and catching up but the funeral is to day so I didn’t get very far.

    This is what I keep posting at bravo when I get a chance

    This is why Jac owes Teresa an apology…
    When Jacs walks outside the posche fashion show this is what she says “ you know what I heard them earlier and I heard him say something like I’m gonna try and embarrass her or something like that. You know what this was a set up. (M responds) J- No I think it was a set up. (M responds). J- that’s what I’m saying well I think that she’s the 1 that set it up I’m kinda annoyed at her right now. Because I heard something earlier. Etc.

    I think tis only showing up to me and then they take it down.

    On Hollywood life by Bonnie fuller there is a poll who is at fault Teresa or Melissa its pretty much even

    Gotta run sending love y’all’s way

  21. June 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    His mother called the ambulance, yet Melissa claimes that Joe took him to the hospital. Melissa is a nightmare.

  22. Jennifer
    June 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    This show fell again in the ratings, from sixth to eighth for the night…

    • June 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      I am not surprised. Up until a little over two weeks ago, I considered myself a die hard fan of the show. I did not watch Sunday’s episode until Monday evening. If this could be even possible, for me this season is harder to watch than last season.

      It is clear by viewing social media and reading their blogs, these women are NOT in a better place today. If they would be their blogs would perhaps refer to something like, “it is hard watching that time in our lives”, “I cannot believe we were at that place”, “thank goodness all is well now”, you know what I mean. No big get together for the Giudice/Gorga families for Father’s Day (which could be the Sr.’s last one, considering his health in the past several months). She speaks of her deceased father, but no mention of her father-in-law.


      Because her father told her to “go for it”, her book will take us through her childhood and she will also tell us how her and Joe have sex. Yuck! I see she must have cashed that Bravo paycheck, her extensions are back.

    • Jeannie5233
      June 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

      As I have said, I have never heard Joey Marco say one nice thing about his sister EVER, whether it be through the show, on Twitter, or in interviews. Nothing!! He has said he is dead inside when it comes to thinking about his sister and has no feelings towards her; contrary to Teresa saying repeatedly how much she loves her brother no matter what! Adioslunatic mentions upthread that Joey said something really nasty about his feelings towards his sister and she is correct in asking – where is the indignation and why has this not been addressed by anyone? I thank adioslunatic for bringing this up because it is worth mentioning.

      What he said in his TH was:

      “After the conversation with Caroline I thought I could be a bigger man but it’s not easy. I wanna hurt her because I’m hurting so much inside.”

      Well, from what I interpret in the preview coming this Sunday, he gets his wish and then some by striking lowest of blows to Teresa saying to her “I don’t call my wife a “c*nt”, you understand?” This is when Teresa throws the bottle of water at him and, rightly so, says “I’m done with you.” Of course this was in reference to what Joe Giudice said on the infamous phone call in vineyard and he knew damn well that would cut deep in Teresa’s heart.

      Once more, again and again, Joey Marco proves what a POS he is as he continues to wallow in self-pity and flounders in the pond scum of protozoa.

      • pjbottoms
        June 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        I watched a bit of season 3 on YouTube and one of the first things Joey says about his sister is that she has does not have time for her real family because Caroline and Jaqualine are her family and he is so upset about that. Ironically, this season Caroline is his “big sister” and Chris L is his best friend.

      • Laram
        June 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM

        Jeannie and adiolunatic–thanks a, also. When I saw that I remember thinking what the heck you are so mean—at Joey, and it escaped me on the blogs.

        True colors always show…the Christening scene and Joey’s actions and first spot on camera exemplified his reasoning—selfish, evil, prideful, disrespectful, egocentric reasoning for all of his actions. God help him!

    • June 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      well was it lauren that said good or bad they still get pd so I hope tee isfrank on the show and doesnot let anyone talk down to her or her family

  23. June 18, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    It is going to continue to fall, Caroline, Jax and Kathy are boring. The Gorga beef with Teresa is old and we know fake as they are. I really don’t see how they will all survive to a Season 6. Teresa could carry the show on her own.

  24. marie
    June 18, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    I have to say I love how that I find it strange that ppl who are friends w/Teresa are her soldiers and she keeps them around because they support her. HELLO that is what makes a quality friend is their support! if I had a friend who was being attacked from all sides, even if I thought she had done some wrong I would be there for her and not allow all these ppl to continue perpetuating lies and hate towards her.

    I don’t know anyone who chooses a friend by their lack of support!

  25. Jennifer
    June 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I think it’s a problem with the time change to 8:00 p.m. It looks like people aren’t turning on the TV until 9:00 p.m., and then, the competition is fierce. This show would die for sure at 9:00 p.m., they can’t count on 10:00 p.m. They may have to change the night.

  26. Chickadeeeee
    June 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Fame – you are the master!! It is gratifying seeing Melissa’s little world start to crumble as her lies begin to catch up to her.

  27. Anonymous
    June 18, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    There’s no way these guys are truly in a “better place” the blogs verify that completely. Even when they try to keep it light and friendly….the sub text and feel of the article is bitter and almost through gritted teeth so to speak. However, Teresa’s blog this week doesn’t even have a sub text! It’s just straight to the point, no messin’ ( or insulting our intelligence). It’s great! I loved it, and I really felt that even though the other “ladies” will use it to say “she didn’t try, she’s still bashing us even tho we’re over it, she’s bitter, holds a grudge” etc etc I think it really REALLY shows that Tre is the only one that’s real. If they’re all lovey dovey pals again I’m sure they have discussed it an Tre’s feelings won’t be a surprise to Messy, and she’ll understand it was just for the viewers benefit. Same goes for the others. What’s the likelyhood that they’ll be mature about it and totally surprise us? Slim to none I reckon. None of them can accuse Teresa of not being real and this blog is proof, she was also very diplomatic in making her point which I had to give her a wee nod for.

    I needn’t mention that Messy’s blog was full of trash and lies AGAIN! It’s not even try-hard. It’s just lazy. She has zero care for her in-laws and to say that she feels that Gorga Snr. is her father now but didn’t bother her arse going to the hospital STRAIGHT AWAY. Even the next day when she had made provisions for her kids and schedule if need be. No one is gonna buy it, not even her little Soldier Kathy……I wonder what Caroline thinks of it all? She’s the source of all social/cultural/family dynamic knowledge in the Milky Way so why no “Love me or hate me….I always speak the truth…and Melissa is full of BS regarding this weeks issue with her in-laws”. Not a peep. Maybe her tagline should be “Love me or hate me…I sometimes SPEAK my version of the truth…..but mostly, if it doesn’t serve me…..I don’t say anything at all. I’m selective”. (Please read that in DonCaro’s voice LOL)

    If Caroline, Jac, Melissa and Teresa were in a good place….Jac would NEVER have stuck up for Melissa with that photo of Antonia as not to rock the boat, she doesn’t need toxicity in her life and Gorga/Giudice family drama is right up there with…..(I wonder if she bleached her *ahem*…she is really getting through that priority list eh)? Why even go there?
    Caroline would call Messy out as that’s her character isn’t it? and as it has been said there would have been a friendly little disclaimer to remind us and each other that they had moved on and were only covering it again for the viewers sakes.

    The only thing that is disappointing me about Teresa at the moment….is pretending they’re in a good place too. Maybe she’ll wait to see what the viewers are saying about this season and figure if it’s worth the faux reality or not. The reunion should be interesting this season….so much time will have passed an Messy can’t keep up with a week of her lies….never mind a year!

    • June 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      I like this sight better then the one on joey wanting to hurt tee. this ones is better

  28. JUST ME P
    June 19, 2013 at 2:34 PM


  29. June 20, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    Haven’t read all the comments, so pardon if this Q asked and answered – What time frame is the pic of Teresa and Joey?

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