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The Teresa Giudice Legal Defense Fund

August 29, 2013

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In December 2008, Al Manzo hosted a fund-raiser at The Brownstone to raise money for Bernie Kerik’s legal defense – Bernie was scheduled to face trial in October 2009 for federal charges of fraud but instead pleaded guilty in November 2009.

In August 2013, a month after Teresa and Joe were indicted for money fraud, Teresa considered taking the same route as Bernie by scheduling a fundraiser at the Maliblue Oyster Bar to “collect donations to support her legal defense,” but when she was called out on it by bloggers, she claimed the press release was a PR stunt to drum up business for the restaurant.

On August 28, 2013, Teresa Giudice tweeted that she would be making an appearance at the Maliblue Oyster Bar in Lido Beach, NY from 7:30 to 8:30 PM on August 29, 2013 – she misspelled the name of the restaurant in her tweet:

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Although neither Teresa’s tweet or the ad stated that the event was a fundraiser for her defense, the press release clearly stated it was for her defense fund. Plus, the name of the restaurant also was misspelled in the press release (it was misspelled in the same way as it was in Teresa’s tweet).

The following is the press release:

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — A group of bartenders and staff from a legendary Long Island beach resort and catering facility are collecting donations to support the legal defense of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice.

They strongly believe Teresa will be vindicated soon and will be collecting funds to aid her defense. They are seeking donations from compassionate fans of the reality TV star, who has four young children. The Bartenders, servers and other wait staff work at Malibu Beach Club, where Teresa is making a special appearance tomorrow night, Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Malibu Beach Club is an iconic New York area oceanfront facility where the biggest names in show business have performed over the last 50 years including Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, U2 and Pat Benatar.

The group is dedicated to helping Teresa stay out of prison and also help pay any fines or other restitution that Teresa and Joe are ordered to pay.

Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice are facing 39 counts of fraud, which could result in up to 50 years in jail. The Giudices are charged with an alleged conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages. In addition, they are also accused of hiding assets and income while declaring bankruptcy.

“I am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible, which includes continuing my career. As a result, I am hopeful that we will resolve this matter with the Government as quickly as possible,” stated Teresa Giudice.

For interviews or further information please contact the Teresa Giudice Legal Defense Fund at 646-571-3131.

SOURCE Malibu Beach Club

After bloggers caught onto the story, Teresa went on Twitter on August 29, 2013 at about 4:30 PM EST to say, “I am just hearing this – what???,” and denied any involvement in raising money for her defense, claiming that staff from the restaurant, without her knowledge, released the press release. Instead, she encouraged people to support her by donating to a charity she promotes, the Nephcure Foundation (notice how she correctly spelled the restaurant name in her tweet on August 29):

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PR agent Johnny Donovan also went on Twitter shortly after Teresa, saying that her appearance was a “meet and greet to kick off Labor Day weekend” and claimed that other press about the event was “false information”:

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With the name of the restaurant being misspelled in both Teresa’s tweet and the press release, you have to wonder if she was behind it since, obviously, the restaurant knows how to spell its name, unlike Teresa’s team.

The other ad for the event on Maliblue Oyster Bar’s Facebook page shows a full line-up for the Labor Day weekend – Teresa is among several others scheduled to make an appearance at the restaurant.

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Teresa’s income must be well over $1 million per year ($650,000 plus bonuses, syndication royalties, product sales, appearance fees, etc.), and Joe is running Modern Era Construction, so they should be capable of paying for their defense, especially if they sell their high dollar assets and reduce their monthly expenditures by living a more modest lifestyle.

Teresa is not destitute. There are truly poor and needy people in the world – the Giudices don’t need charity.

If the Giudices are struggling financially, Teresa should ask Bravo for a raise and downsize her lifestyle instead of looking for handouts – she doesn’t need to live in a 10,000 SF home along with all the other luxuries.

No one who is flaunting designer clothes/shoes/bags and fur coats, wearing gold and silver and diamonds, living in mansions, spending the weekend in their vacation homes, and driving luxury vehicles should be asking others to make sacrifices that they themselves are not willing to make. That’s insane.

It would be a bad move on Teresa’s part to endorse and promote a defense fund in her name because it would seem like she doesn’t want to use her own money for attorney fees and fines to defend herself against the charges in the federal indictment handed down on July 29, 2013 – and it would seem like she wants to use other people’s money so she doesn’t have to give up her life of luxury. She needs to be careful because the feds are still watching her.

Because of a lawsuit filed by a federal bankruptcy court trustee, Joe and Teresa dropped their bankruptcy petitions in 2011 in order to prevent “further inquiry or litigation” and so that she wouldn’t have “to make any further admissions.”

They, at one point, had their home in the Poconos on the market (I don’t know if this is still the case). If they need funds to pay for legal fees, then they should sell the mansion and shore house. This makes the most sense to me. The furniture will resale for only a fraction of what they paid, so it is a non issue. If they have multiple luxury vehicles, then they should be sold. Fine jewelry should be sold since they can get a good price for gold, silver and diamonds. Vacations need to be put on hold.

The last thing the Giudices should be doing is asking others to pay their fines and attorney fees. It’s asking others to sacrifice before they do.

From a comment I posted on March 13, 2013:

The Giudices still have open judgments against them for:

1. Joe’s former business partners, Joseph Mastropole and Frances Mastropole ($255,000)
2. PSEG (Public Service Electric and Gas) ($60,142.16)
3. Burrell Humphreys, lawyer ($6,219.98)
4. North Hudson I.V.F. for fertility treatments ($11,310.59)

I don’t know about their investment properties… Teresa said they sold them (some or all, I don’t know) and settled the mortgages with the banks (could have been short sales but it also could have been that the banks foreclosed on the properties).

In Touch Weekly also reported on the story.

Teresa Giudice To Get Financial Help From New York Bar
In Touch Weekly
August 28, 2013 06:20 PM EDT

Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are facing a whole slew of charges following what is being reported as a fraudulent bankruptcy filing. The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple claims to be innocent and have hired top lawyers to help them beat the charges; however, it won’t be easy and it won’t be cheap.

Luckily, Teresa is getting some help from a local bar near her home.

According to new report, the Malibu Oyster Bar is hosting a fundraiser to help Teresa out with her growing legal bills.

“We believe Teresa will be vindicated soon but in the meantime, we are collecting funds to aid her defense,” a restaurant spokesperson said. “She has four young children who desperately need her in their lives.”

Teresa and Joe have likely already spent tons of money putting this case in the hands of top professionals and since their freedom and involvement in their children’s lives is on the line, they will surely continue to spend any money needed in order to maintain their freedom.

In return, Teresa is scheduled to appear at the Malibu Oyster Bar tomorrow night, August 29, which she tweeted about earlier today.

“Come see me at Malibu Oyster Bar in Long Island I will be there from 7:30 to 8:30pm,” she wrote.

Hopefully, the bar can give Teresa the help she needs with her upcoming trial.

  1. August 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I agree 100%, bad move.

  2. dp9113
    August 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Not pleased with this at all. There are children in this world that could use those donations for food, clothing, shelter. I am flabbergasted by this blatant display of insensitivity. Tre I know you read this blog for the love of God don’t do this and ask for donations.

    • Deb G
      August 29, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      dp9113, well put and I agree. It doesn’t make sense when there are homeless people who cannot find jobs, also hungry children.. Teresa and Joe have a shore house and the one up north sell one! I’m on team T but not this. My daughter is a teacher she took over a club called blessings in a backpack, the teacher told her she will be surprised at some of the kids that need help. One girl who came from a pretty well to do family (her family is to proud to ask for help) cried at one meeting because she forgot the backpack. My daughter calmed her down and said she would still give her the food. Another child told her if he doesn’t get the food they don’t eat a lot on weekends. She is in a public school and the kids can get free or reduced prices breakfast and lunch.

      • Anonymous
        August 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        Obviously it has been ignored that in her tweet she asked that anyone wanting to donate should send those donations to Nephcure,her charity ( as in the one she supports not one that supports her). She doesn’t want people to give her money,except by purchasing her products,and that is a nominal amount from the profits. So while the thought is nice put the money where it will do the most good,Nephcure.

        It amazes me how many pf the posters here assume the worst and do not recognize yhat the woman is trying to do things right. She will donate any money collected to her charity. She isn’t trying yo do a “Lurita” and make off with donations to a charity by using them for herself. Think before you post.

        • Silvana
          August 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM

          Teresa hasn’t asked these people to do this she was just going for a meet and greet and the employees of this place took it upon themselves to organise a fundraiser for her not her doing at all. When she found out she asked people not to donate or to donate to a charity not to her.

        • bobby brooks
          August 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM

          It could be that Teresa and her PR team saw that there was blowback and she quickly changed her mind as to not lose fans. In the age of twitter, things can happen quickly and they could have decided that it was bad move and reversed course.

    • August 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      I donot think she did this ,you will see she is telling the truth

  3. Diane Rockwell
    August 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Why isn’t Teresa suing In Touch for defamation?

    • Wilbur
      August 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Why? It’s true. She is asking people for money to pay her lawyers and fines and she is unwilling to give up her luxeries first. She will lose many fans over this , bad move.

      • need a razor,have hairy pits
        August 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM

        read the article teresa said to donate it to her favorite charity. this sounds like something that wacko would sell to in tough rag, remember her trial is next week

        • August 30, 2013 at 6:41 AM

          Love you name.

      • Diane Rockwell
        September 1, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        Wilbur how do you know this? Are you a horse face or one of her sisters?

    • Deb G
      August 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      Diane I hope you are right and this isn’t true and I just when on a rant.

      • cass
        August 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        ditto Deb G

    • Maggie
      September 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      It’s EXTREMELY hard to prove defamation. My husband works in the media and I can tell you first hand, defamation of character lawsuits are long, time-consuming and expensive. You have to have very deep pockets and a lot of time on your hands to willingly go into a lawsuit of that nature. It would be virtually impossible for an individual to win such a case without going bankrupt or dying of old age against a national publication.

  4. Debbie J
    August 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Please don’t take this wrong Teresa but screw you!! I really like you and have been on your side for the longest time never believing all the lies that was put out by the others but this has me seeing you in a whole new light.

    I just found out today that I no longer have a job and when I talked to my husband the first thing we decided was that things have to go away. I will be turning in my truck since we can no longer make the payments I cable will be downgraded to just the basics if not gone completely, my bedroom furniture that we are paying on will be returned and we will be shopping thrift stores and discount grocery stores.

    Oh and I have children too. I really think you need to go back to basics and sell whatever you can to fund your defense.

    • Confused
      August 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      I’m sorry Debbie J, but don’t give up. I’m certain something will come your way soon — who knows, it my even be a better job.

      I really didn’t even want to read this article, but, as Debbie can attest, there are millions of people out there that are truly making sacrifices just so they can eat. It irritates me to no end when people talk about cutting back to mean they have to let go of one of there 10 cars, etc., etc.

      BTW Debbie, I will pray for you and your family.

      • Debbie J
        August 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Thanks Confused.

        • SecretSquirrel
          August 30, 2013 at 6:56 AM

          Yes Debbie. Prayers for your family. It’s a scary thing to lose your means to support your children. FYI You can get a basic internet modem. from cable for 9.95 and watch things on your computer. Sorry about your truck. On the other hand, even Teresa, would NEVER call this a fundraiser or suggest she were asking bartenders for money. She has a PR team, and a good one. They’s never let that fly.

          This is made up. Good luck on the job search.

          • Debbie J
            August 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM

            Secret – Thank you I realize that I jumped the gun with my comment about the fundraiser thing. I usually try to wait to believe these rumors but I had just found out about my job and was very emotional.

    • RabbleRouser
      August 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      Hi Debbie, I am sorry to hear about your loss of a job. I hope that as that door closes, a window of new opportunities is opened for you.

      • Debbie J
        August 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

        Thank You 🙂

    • need a razor,have hairy pits
      August 29, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      people are saying anything about teresa, just to get few bucks from these rag magazines read the who aritcle

    • Deb G
      August 29, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      Debbie J my heart goes out to you and your family.

      • Debbie J
        August 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        Thanks Deb 🙂

    • August 30, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      Do not give up Debbie J, as a few have said, something better will come along.

      • Debbie J
        August 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

        Thanks Moma 🙂

    • August 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      Debbie J: I wish you the best in finding new employment and sympathize with you on losing your job. My brother (w/children) lost his job after being with his company for 25+ years(!) a few months ago. He was so shocked I thought he’d have a heart attack. He was one his company’s top salesmen. So I can understand your astonishment and dismay. (My cousin lost her job last week after a decade with her company. My best friend’s husband lost his photojournalist job of 35 years recently, too.) It’s brutal out there.

      You are right, “things” have to go when something devastating like losing a job happens, and you are doing what you can to cut your expenses. I have faith that you’ll find another job soon. Get back up on that horse and ride it! My brother didn’t waste any time and jumped back into the job market, letting everyone he knew that he was looking. He got lucky. He’s now happier than he’s been in a decade with his new company.

      Teresa had nothing to do with putting that information out there. Maliblue was blowing its own horn and trying to drum up business. They did not apprise Tre or her PR people of their actions. By thinking they were trying to “help” her they actually did more harm.

  5. yup
    August 29, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    you can donate money to charities and it will actually SAVE LIVES!!! sick children, people that can’t afford food, animals that are being put down, etc.

    If you want to support Teresa, tweet her your moral support or something.

  6. JUST ME P
    August 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM


    • August 29, 2013 at 11:57 PM

      I don’t trust the Laurita’s or Gorga’s. I think Tsil seen dollar $ign$ when Tre was indicted! It is very telling that Tsil gives interviews and talks about Tre what her intention’s are! I think when she was at the VMA’s a magazine website had a title, something like, “Teresa is handling her federal charges well…” something misleading like that! When I read the article it is a question Tsil answered while being interviewed! If I were Tre I would tell Tsil, “Please say NO COMMENT when a reporter asks you question’s regarding me.”. Tsil knows if the reporter’s were told NO Teresa Giudice question’s she wouldn’t get that much attention! It seems to me that Tsil will play like the good little girl when publicly interviewed. But, her backstabbing knife comes out when she “leaks” info to tabloids regarding the Giudice’s!

    • August 31, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      In Touch has published fake stories before. I will not take it as being true until I have more information.

  7. GPM
    August 29, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I posted this on the other thread, but I would probably give this a little bit of side eye, Fame.

    Most tellingly to me, the PR Release refers to “Malibu Beach Club” — but the name of the place where Teresa is appearing is actually the “MaliBlue Oyster Bar.”

    In addition, at the bottom of the PR Newswire release it references the “Teresa Giudice Legal Defense Fund at 646-571-3131.

    In June of 2013 that telephone number was associated with the name “Adam Mazur” in another PR Newswire release headlined “An Innovative Approach to Neck Surgery.” (http://www.kxxv.com/story/22553025/an-innovative-approach-to-neck-surgery)

    On June 25, 2013 it was associated with a Candlelight Vigil and Free Luncheon at Nino’s Italian Restaurant “in honor of the untimely passing” of James Gandolfini. (http://www.kxxv.com/story/22553025/an-innovative-approach-to-neck-surgery)

    On May 30, 2013 it was associated with the name “Gino Veneroso” and yet another PR Newswire release headlined “New Survey Finds Popular Priced Alexis Vodka Comparable To ‘Premium’ Brand Grey Goose” (http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130531-909518.html)

    On May 6, 2013 it was associated with a PR Buzz release headlined “Cinco de Mayo 2103 to be celebrated in New York City and Long Island with Dorado Tequila”

    On April 4, 2013 it was associated with the name “Ken Cohen” in an announcement of a noon meeting as follows: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and Paul Hurley of the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association hold news conference calling for a ban of Russian food and liquor in response to anti-gay laws; Desmond’s Steak House, 513 Seventh Ave.” (http://tinyurl.com/ntb3v6y – This is a cached copy of the webpage; you have to click on Text Version in the upper right-hand side of the page to read it.)

    There is a bit of a restaurant connection as Paul Hurley does appear to be the President of the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners of New York (http://www.urto.org/aboutus.html) as well as the beleaguered owner of Desmond’s Steak House, which appears to have opened in April of 2013 (http://tinyurl.com/nwrw6gw). And the boycott did happen. (http://abcnews.go.com/US/nyc-hospitality-association-calling-boycott-russian-made-products/story?id=19867440)

    I have no idea if this is a legitimate effort — much less one authorized by the Giudices! — but the difference in the names of the restaurant combined with all of the different press releases and names associated with that telephone number in such a short period of time certainly makes it feel a little famewhore-y and sketchy to me.

    It certainly gives fuel to those who are looking to disparage the Giudices, though!

    • Debbie J
      August 29, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Okay so maybe I jumped to conclusions.

    • August 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      You are correct, it does not appear legit. I went to their facebook and no mention of a fundraiser. If this is a hoax, it is in very poor taste and goes to show the extremes people will go to in order to knock Teresa down.

      • August 29, 2013 at 7:23 PM

        I can’t imagine her lawyers letting her doing this.

    • August 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      I have a hard time believing this. I would not be surprised if some fans did this but not Teresa.

    • Confused
      August 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Thanks for posting this…………I should have gone with my gut and not believed this crap.

    • GPM
      August 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Forgive me for rambling and sharing some personal information but I was just thinking to myself “Why on earth do I take the time to look this stuff up?”

      My daughter had her resignation in her purse when she was fired last week. She is a single mother and the sole support of my only grandchild, a 2-year-old boy we just learned needs growth hormone therapy. My daughter was driving herself so hard that she passed out in a public place last month, the result of a still undiagnosed bleeding disorder that ultimately required a transfusion. Her health insurance will terminate on September 30th and it is unlikely that she will be able to afford COBRA coverage as her employer gave her 7 days severance pay and it is unlikely that she will immediately qualify for unemployment.

      Thankfully, my husband can’t see me crying right now because he’s at the ophthalmologist for a retinal tear, a rare side effect of a commonly prescribed antibiotic. He’s already had one eye surgery but will have to have a second one, which will be scheduled as soon as his face heals from the chemotherapy treatment he’s currently undergoing.

      In the past I would be sharing my troubles with my mother, for whom I am an ill-equipped but passionate caretaker, but she has dementia associated with her Parkinson’s disease so she’s just not really “there” anymore.

      So here I am, spilling my guts out to strangers on an Internet message board!

      I soooo know what it’s like to have to hold yourself together in the face of adversity for your loved ones, to keep a smile on your face to cheer them up and lift their spirits, to let them know that everything is going to be okay and that you really believe that, to have to keep on working when it seems frivolous, and to have to constantly redirect your focus away from the (hopefully) temporal nature of your problems and to concentrate instead on the blessings of health and family. As a result, I simply cannot imagine the strength and courage it has taken for Teresa to continue on over the past few years as she has — and I don’t have relatives actively attempting to “bring me down,” arranging for people to blog disparaging things, spread rumors about me or post untrue things, or disparage the products of my work. I don’t have friends abandoning me, or a critical public watching my every move! Focusing on her problems, I suppose, is just a bit of escapism from my own.

      • chupacabra
        August 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        dude, that was deep, i truly feel for you and yours. May your tomorrows be brighter.

      • parkview
        August 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        God bless you and your family. Keep a positive attitude and good things will come.

      • Saddle_River_NJ
        August 29, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        BUT – this is a message board with people who actually *do* care. We may post awful things about TSIL and cronies – but when it comes to our Fame-ily we do care. I’ll be keeping you and yours in my prayers for better times soon…

      • August 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        This place seems to have an effect on people who need to vent. I have this thing where I want to help someone who is being ganged up on by family and friends. I have never seen anythiing like this on television and it is emotionallly exhausting trying to sort out the truth from among lies. I hope they are right and the thing about Teresa is a hoax.

        • Jack Hole
          August 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

          I agree kayswhims!! I am feeling protective of this woman for that exact reason- I cannot watch someone be ganged up on and be given NO chance for a defense-ever. Also, I agree with the TV bit. Usually when this stuff happens, it is clearly on a smaller scale- not one family against a nation of viewers, blogger, twitters, facebookers—YES! Exhausting, exactly!!!

          I love the people on here but look how quickly some jumped right to the conclusion that Teresa was behind this-DESPITE her and her publicist saying otherwise!!!??? This is getting confusing for sure.

          I get that she is not destitute BUT if people want to donate to her, why is that wrong? A nation of people have done if for far more severe criminals/cases(one recent stomach turning one comes to mind!)!! For the record, I agree that she should sell everything off, but I think she should move her family to Italy after this legal stuff is over.

          • August 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

            That was me jumping lol I was hoping it was not, that is why I said “if this is true”. Teresa is a Taurus so she will get me..lol Ugh I guess there will be more attempts to sway fans against her character. I like what she said about donating to the charity she loves.

            • Jack Hole
              August 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM

              Lol, also, as I read further, it appears as if the part about her and her publicist denying it was not originally part of Fame’s blog based on how a few of the comments below play out (some including Fame) so, that makes even more sense as well that ppl would feel this is in bad taste!! 🙂 Taurus huh? I am Cancer to the core but have many Taurus’ in my life…:)

      • August 29, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        GPM, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

      • RabbleRouser
        August 29, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        Hi GPM,
        I am sorry to read about the situation in regards to the job loss and the medical issues in regards to your family.

        I think the first thing your daughter should to is to try and sign up for what ever state funded medical care is available for her son if she is unable to pay for the costs of Cobra coverage. Some states have funding available to help cover the costs of Cobra.

      • Debbie J
        August 29, 2013 at 7:18 PM

        Hey I wish the best for you and yours!!!

      • Deb G
        August 29, 2013 at 10:57 PM

        OMG GPM your family is in my prayers. I feel so bad for you and Teresa I’m ashamed of myself for believing the story about her.

      • August 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM

        GPM: Praying for you and your family!

      • happylady
        August 30, 2013 at 2:08 AM

        Hang in there GPM, I hope u feel better getting this off your chest.

      • becca
        August 30, 2013 at 5:23 AM

        You sweet thing. My heart is breaking for you right now. I went thru treatment for breast cancer in 2010 and couldn’t have made it without my parents. But I know how Teresa feels. I have a brother who never said he was sorry I was sick but told me I was such a horrible person that if I died no one would miss me! Like Teresa until recently I kept trying to fix it. It’s not fixable. I stopped. Teresa should as well. I will pray for you and your family to be gone

        • becca
          August 30, 2013 at 5:27 AM

          I meant fine. Everything will be ok. God never gives more than we can handle. Am sending big hugs as well. (((HUGS)))

      • adioslunatic
        August 30, 2013 at 6:12 AM

        @ GPM

        Prayers for healing for your daughter and your husband and prayers for you that you continue to have the strength to be their caretaker while they go through these trials.

        I believe the majority of us come here because we see so many injustices in the world and need to say something – it gives us a small sense of control if we feel that we are able to put some clarity to what appears to be an evil and inequitable destruction of a person not guilty of the injustices of what they have been accused.

        And, I suppose, we have all been the “not guilty” party – on some level – in our own lives at one time and only wish there were others that would have raised their voices in regards to the falsehoods to speak on our behalf.

        This site is a safe place to speak your thoughts – any thoughts – so, please, continue to come here and let us know how things progress. I have no doubt that God will provide and so should you. Give Him your worries, He is there to help us carry the burden. I know, I’ve experienced it in my own life. Once you really realize He is there for us and will be by our side through everything the burden just lifts…

        God bless you and yours.

      • August 30, 2013 at 6:49 AM

        So sorry for your situation, I pray things get better.

        Do not hold it in, vent, vent, vent, that is one of the reasons we post here, we are fame-ily.

      • August 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

        Gosh, GPM, you have your plate full! You deserve whatever “bit of escapism” you can find to distract you from your reality. In our world that are many who suffer each and every day through unimaginable challenges, whether they be emotional, physical, or mental, and you would never know it because they buck up and carry on with life with such strength of character. I applaud you as you seem to be one of these people. I can relate.

        • August 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

          *there* are many

    • parkview
      August 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      I dont have many feelings toward the Giudices. I definitely like them better than the Gorgas, Lauritas, etc. But, for all those people out there who cant understand how ANYONE could support them, here ya go. This is a great example. Someone went out of her way to frame Teresa and make her look worse than she already does. This is a lowlife scumbucket dik move…its an orchestrated attack. And Melissa says….we just want you to stop hurting US?

    • Laram
      August 29, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      Great post. To use her face and name to bring in business, seems pretty shady. If Teresa shows up for an hour and asks for money to go to NephCure, and has proof of asking that, would be in keeping with doing all she can do, to keep fans, but redirect this debacle.

      I would lay very low except for her products with direct representation by her and for her products, if I were her.

      She needs to know every step and every comment she makes is being scrutinized by Feds, and everyone.

      Stick with business and family, and soak up the kids, Teresa.

      • Laram
        August 29, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        I literally walked by rags in grocery store, and taught my kids to never believe what you read in these, on Internet, unless it’s a reliable source. Reliable never had social media, nor Reality TV taking over our mindset of true news stories.

        I have been suckered in, and still won’t pick up a People Magazine, much less InTouch, Enquirer, US Weekly. Then again, our news sources have been high jacked also, in all mediums.

        I appreciate @Fames, documentation first on the social media blogs for a reality star, and if @Fame wanted to do athletes, musicians, politicians, it would be the same for me.

  8. Karen
    August 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I am a “fan” of Tre. But this…no way! Dig deep and make financial decisions that are painful but necessary. DO NOT FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THIS FUNDRAISER! If you do, it will create a lot of animosity from your worst ‘enemy’ to those most ardent of fans. Bad move. Think of something else.

  9. Anoneemouse
    August 29, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    just a thought but the feds might have frozen their assets and/or placed liens on their property that would prevent them from selling or otherwise disposing of them. This may be the reason behind the request for funds. Even George Zimmerman raised $200K from donations to help him pay his attorney fees.

    • August 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      Why would the feds freeze their assets if they withdrew their bankruptcy petitions? I don’t think she should base a decision on starting a legal defense fund just because others have – Teresa’s charges are for money fraud, so asking others for money to pay for her defense, and to pay restitution for her, is absurd.

      • Wilbur
        August 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        I agree with you fame.

      • parkview
        August 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

        I think her assets ARE frozen. But even if she cannot sell property right now, I would like her express an intention to do so when the court case is closed. I think it would go a long way in term of PR.

        • August 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

          I agree with you, parkview.

      • hobbyath
        August 30, 2013 at 2:49 AM

        Feds need only one reason to freeze the assets: not filing the tax returns.

        • hobbyath
          August 30, 2013 at 2:52 AM

          ok, it may be not called freezing assets, but feds can put a levy = grab all the money from the accounts

      • Diane Rockwell
        September 1, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        This is absurd. I am really tired of these rags and Bravo throwing everything at this family. She needs to start suing these rag magazines and biased online blogs. I just know the Giudices would never accept charity. This is defamation. Please tell the Giudices to hit them in the pocketbook!

  10. August 29, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Don’t know why but I’m not buying it.

    Stinks of meho lies and innduendo to me. If it is true then shame on Tre, obviously.

    As for selling their assets, not sure of NJ law, but wouldn’t their assets be frozen during a fraud case to protect their creditors? That’s how it works in Italy, even bank accounts are frozen until the case appears in court and all earnings are to be paid directly to court designated bank accounts under the control of a court appointed administrator.

    • bobby brooks
      August 29, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      I think if the assets and accounts had been frozen, it would have been reported as it would have shown up in the filings or during the two times they’ve been to court.

      • August 29, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Page 32 of the indictment seems to freeze their assets.

        Not everything is reported in the press or media, and not everything reported is true (meho ‘singing is a prime example). Plus I’d have thought freezing assets would be De facto seeing the charges brought against them. Maybe a legal mind can decipher the legalize in the indictment.

        • bobby brooks
          August 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

          Freezing assets is specific language, it is a court order from a judge that says that one cannot sell, trade, barter or otherwise have access to the assets. The Giudice indictment, page 32 as you state, just talks about the properties listed, the “forfeitable” property, and if you sell, trade, barter or the property cannot be located, you are still responsible for paying back the value of the property at the time of the indictment.

          In other words, if they sold the house and were found guilty and the house was to be forfeited, they would be on the hook for the value of the house.

          Is this making sense? lol

          • August 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM

            Making loads of sense. While not freezing assets formally the indictment provides for the freezing of assets right? If the judge didn’t freeze them (we don’t know and it hasn’t been reported) then surely their lawyer would have advised against disposing of assets as it may come back and bite them in the ass and be used to ‘prove’ their guilt

            • bobby brooks
              August 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM

              I don’t know that it could be used to prove their guilt, I think the indictment is just saying that even if you get rid of everything you have of value, you are still responsible for the value of what you got rid of. Like, if the forfeitable property is the house and you don’t own the house anymore, you owe us the money. That kind of thing.

      • need a razor,have hairy pits
        August 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        if that was true wacko or melissa would have called in touch rag bragged about it, signing it unknow source

    • JUST ME P
      August 29, 2013 at 5:20 PM


      • August 29, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        I don’t think Melissa is behind this.

  11. August 29, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Tre just posted this on Twitter:

    Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 6m
    is very sweet & I appreciate it, but if anyone wants to support me, please do it by donating to a charity I love: @NephCure. Xx

    So I don’t think she has anything to do with this…

    • August 29, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      Thanks for this pinkkke. I’ll be updating my blog based on her tweets today.

    • dp9113
      August 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      Thank goodness. My faith is restored in the Guidices. Now to whoever is running the scam about raising monies for their legal defense “KISS MY ARSE”!

      • hobbyath
        August 30, 2013 at 3:00 AM

        This is going to be a mess. There is so many people ready to make money on anybody. For all I know it could be my phone #, or maybe my neighbor.
        Gee, Theresa is quite a magnet.

  12. August 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    She also posted on Twitter:

    Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 11m
    Tonight’s appearance at Maliblue is just a meet & greet w/ fans. I just heard that some of the workers there wanted to support me, and that(I don’t know how to get the rest of the Tweet)


    AllAboutTRH ‏@AllAboutTRH 1h
    .Bar Hosting Fundraiser To Help Pay @Teresa_Giudice’s Legal Bill! http://shar.es/zi13p #RHONJ <Details HERE!

    Teresa Giudice ‏@Teresa_Giudice 13m
    I am just hearing this. What??? RT @AllAboutTRH Bar Hosting Fundraiser To Help Pay @Teresa_Giudice’s Legal Bill! http://shar.es/zi13p

    • Wilbur
      August 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      Why would she announce the meet and greet the same day of the fundraiser? She is getting a lot of blowback even from her fans so she is backtracking.

      Fame, I think I have proven myself to be fair minded so please allow my posts to go through.

      • August 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        She announced earlier in the week about the meet and greet and then this crap came out. She always annouces on twitters where she is going to be at.

        • Wilbur
          August 29, 2013 at 6:49 PM

          It was the same day as the fundraiser announcement. I think when people like fame call you out, it’s time to walk it back.

          • hobbyath
            August 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM

            There is so many people ready to make money on anybody. For all I know it could be my phone #, or maybe my neighbor, or yours Wilbur…
            Gee, Theresa is quite a magnet.

  13. August 29, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Wow, Teresa, if this is true, I am so disappointed. Can someone step out and say smile your on candid camera or something. All This RHONJ is bat shit crazy. I am so tired of selfish people. I spent a great deal of time loving the way I saw you as a mother and a daughter. The things that people take for granted everyday.

    My family does without many things and it keeps me leaning upon God alone day in and day out for my every need. Don’t pity me, it builds up my spiritual strength. After many years of riding a roller coaster, toxic people are cut out of my life.What a blessing to let go of that.

    I had a mother who removed all the photos from the mantel and placed one in the center so he would not feel bad and see he was still a part of the family. Not every mother thinks to do that after her daughter tells her they have been molested. I am not in that darkness anymore. I am surrounded by people who love me. I have only my heart to give them and they are quite satisfied with that. The more selfishness, I see in the world, the more I see just how priceless the gift of my heart is.

    I am done with fame whores and everyone who is willing to mindfuck the public.for monetary gain of any kind.

    • August 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      Sorry Teresa. I should have waited. Thanks for clearing everythign up. I was hoping it was not true. I am sorry I thought it was possible that everything I thought about your character was wrong.

  14. chupacabra
    August 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    what is wrong if people want to raise money for them? are the guidices the ones to be putting this all together and asking for money, or do they have people that care about them that are doing this to help them? It’s a free society. if there are people who want to help her, should she tell them no just because some people may frown upon it?

  15. Hope diamond
    August 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    She just posted on her twitter that her fans was tryin to do this she said she had no idea and if they want to help her donate to charity nephecure

    • August 29, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      I just added this to my blog and made some other revisions.

      Note to Teresa: The truth shall make you free.

      • need a razor,have hairy pits
        August 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

        thank you fame, now go to stupid housewives, they are the nastiest bunch you ever met.one thing about you,is you are honest , besides i’m still on teresa’s side.even sending mass card to try to help her out lol

        • hobbyath
          August 30, 2013 at 3:09 AM

          Check the twitter: Melissa’s empire. Nasty. Sounds like Kim G. Nasty. I was like WTF when I was reading. Nasty.

  16. August 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    This was a very bad hoax, even Teresa was fooled by it. I don’t believe the employees were doing a fundraiser at all, just a concocted story to make people hate Teresa. So sad, I would like to know who started this rumor.

  17. difromnyc
    August 29, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Adam Mazur has a reputation of being a terrible public relations person. Just google his name and PR.

  18. difromnyc
    August 29, 2013 at 4:58 PM


    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star MELISSA GORGA stormed out on her husband JOE after she found out he was receiving sexy texts from several babes.

    The reality TV couple’s nine-year marriage had already been rocked by rumors of Melissa cheating, and sources say their future is shaky now that she’s caught Joe.

    “There’s a suspicion that what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander,” said the source. “Now tensions between them are at a fever pitch.”

    As “RHONJ” fans know, Melissa’s “frenemies” — including her sister-in-law TERESA GIUDICE – have spread malicious gossip that the 34-year-old mother of three cheated with her ex-boyfriend, a claim she has denied.

    Tormented by the possible infdelity, Joe has been watching Melissa like a hawk, and the two have been bickering nonstop, said the source.

    “After one particularly nasty spat, Melissa decided to fLip the tables and secretly check the text messages on Joe’s cell phone,” said the source.

    “She didn’t expect to fnd much. Instead, she came across a string of texts from not one, but several different women!”

    When Joe got home, Melissa exploded, said the source. “She dangled the phone inches from Joe’s face while he tried to grab it,” said the source. “Finally, Melissa hurled the phone and it smashed against a wall.”

    • August 29, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      Words fail me. Well expect for


    • dp9113
      August 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      TSIL is just playing victim again. Pleeeze. She knows we all found out she couldn’t sing so she fed this story this afternoon. She wants to ride the pity train.

      • August 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

        How many trains does she have? lol Now TB can find out how much the Marcos love him…lol

        • hobbyath
          August 30, 2013 at 3:12 AM

          Come on she is not going to be a singer now. She is a home decorator… phi – swallow that.

    • August 29, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      I don’t believe this either … he left his cell phone at home? These rag mags are disgusting.

      • Patricia
        August 29, 2013 at 7:26 PM

        agree TB just said on the show why don’t they say he Cheated “it would be more believable”

      • August 30, 2013 at 12:14 AM

        That was my first thought, too, Mz.Jules! Now if the mag said she looked up his emails I may have thought it to be true! Now a days a person’s cellphone is like their main link to life! I think she may have “leaked” that story thinking one of her cheating buddies stories were going to be released! Then it would be, “Tsil cheated on her husband! Uhmmm…but look, her husband cheats on her by sexting many women! Uhmmm….”. They’re a nasty, skanky couple who deserve each other!

    • Debbie J
      August 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM

      Know she has her excuse to leave him for someone richer.

      • Debbie J
        August 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

        Oops I meant Now.

    • Wilbur
      August 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      What babes would be attracted to a dwarf who uses black spray paint to cover his balding head? I am sure he sent these texts to himself to make the skank jealous. She would know by checking all the misspelled words like the and cat.

      • chupacabra
        August 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM


    • RedVelvetCake
      August 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      TSIL stormed out on TB into the arms of a rich music industry manager,like Teresa predicted.

    • charok
      August 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      say what you want about NE but sometimes they DO get it right ( the john edwards cheating scandal is one that comes to mind right now) IF this is true, bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! meho can play the field but TB can’t? LOL whats good for the goose is indeed good for the gander in this instance! (and for the record no i don’t encourage any one taking their marriage vows so lightly) but if this is true a delicious irony with her book fixing to release very soon? hmmmmm

    • August 30, 2013 at 7:06 AM

      Karma is so amazing and arrived days before Melissa’s book is released. There is more to come for these two.

    • LifeIsGood
      August 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      I don’t believe this for one second, but I’m not sure what to make of it. My first thought is that it is Melissa trying to deflect from the stories of her infidelity – but is she really that transparent? Someone needs to ask her if this happened. If it did, the “source” would be whoever was in the room. If she denies, then someone needs to ask her why she isn’t suing the NE for making it up out of thin air. Remember, the story claims that this happened in her livingroom, not in a public place. Who wouldn’t sue them for printing such a obvious lie?

      The timing of this story – so close to the release of her book – is so obvious. At first blush, people may wonder why she would plant a story about infidelity so close to the release of a book on marriage. But if you think about it, if the goal is to get people talking about the book – this will do the trick. This story, along with the possible release of the interview with her ex, will result in alot of press for the skank.

      It is frustrating that NO ONE seems willing to ask her tough questions on camera. Her lies are so flimsy, she could be busted easily.

  19. marcy
    August 29, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Sorry don’t believe this at all, This is a Marco story to stop talking about TSIL lousy singing. there’s a pattern here, when TSIN get’s bad press. Here come’s another source, Get It

  20. Saddle_River_NJ
    August 29, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Just like the singing fiasco was to distract people from the nasty tart giving head in parking lots

  21. yup
    August 29, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I’m shocked that teresa’s PR team would tell her this is okay (she listens to them, or so it seems). and if this weren’t true, I would think she would have put out a statement refuting it by now–all the blogs have picked it up and everyone seems horrified.

    • Anonymous
      August 29, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      She has said on Twitter it’s not true. So has Maliblue Oyster Bar.

    • August 29, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      She has on twitter and FAme updated the thread. The reputable blotters are doing the same.

  22. qb
    August 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM


    • August 29, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Is she going to be at the reunion?

  23. Wilbur
    August 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I think Teresa needs a new PR person. Every story about her is negative and most every story about Melissa in positive. What’s up with that? Somebody is feeding stories about Teresa to all the tabloids and the same person is feeding them about Melissa. Melissa good, Teresa bad. It’s time to level the playing field. Teresa really needs to get better PR so she can fight back. Melissa ie winning the battle and its not fair.

  24. tulip
    August 29, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Teresa just tweeted that she did not know that the bar was doing this. She said it is just supposed to be a meet and greet. I just read it over on SH.

    Also, one poster said there are rumors going around that Melissa left Joe because she found a woman’s phone number in his phone and threw the phone? Anyone else hear that? Anyone could have made that one up. If she left him, it would probably be because she found herself a wealthlier, famous guy! Haaaaaaha!

    • RedVelvetCake
      August 29, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Now TSIL can kick it with Johnny Wright and he will make her the next Mariah Carey.

  25. RedVelvetCake
    August 29, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    TB is unemployed and has no career. The manager is a multi millionaire. TSIL would dump TB,move herself and the kids in the manager’s mansion with the fabulous swimming pool. What a great storyline for season 6 RHONJ.

    • Miss Alicat
      August 29, 2013 at 9:42 PM

      Well supposedly he bought their house, so all she has to do is kick TB out and move JW in.

      • August 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM

        I thougth Johnny Wright was married.

        • August 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM

          ya his wife was Miss Louisiana. She is a lawyer. She became general counsel for Wright Entertainment Group. She now has her independent law practice and represents clients in the music and entertainment industryhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Erikawright/Erika_Schwarz

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      August 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      TB has a very promising career. He can stand on someone’s lawn dressed in knickers and a green plaid jacket and holding a lantern

      • Moni
        August 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

        That’s flippin’ funny!

      • mktgdrivethru
        August 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

        I literally laughed out loud. You win the Internet Saddle_River_NJ

        • August 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM

          Saddle has been on a roll for two weeks now.

          • Saddle_River_NJ
            August 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM

            I can’t help it. I just get so annoyed with Little Miss Chlamydia that I have to vent. Folks ask me why I loathe the little tart. She is just so nasty. Dracula would end up in the ICU if he bit *her* neck.

      • August 30, 2013 at 7:09 AM

        I just lost a sip of coffee. LOL

      • August 30, 2013 at 7:45 AM

        Or he can fill in for the one in the hotels/vacation site commercial if he still wants to be in the spotlight. 😉

        • August 30, 2013 at 7:55 AM

          P.s. Yesterday before I left for work I had the horrible experience of listening to TSIL’s real singing. My poor ears. Anyhow I’m off to read the comments because I didn’t get a chance yesterday. As fot Teresa I knew this couldn’t be right. Rightnow so many people are wanting to add fuel to the fire or media outlets want viewers by making up, exaggerating, etc things about Teresa. Remember TMZ where they fail to say it was $5 per person?

  26. tulip
    August 29, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Bravo is once again allowing the comments on Melissa’s blog about her terrible singing. I’m laughing my a** off reading them!

    • old news
      August 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      i don’t think they can keep up w/ deleting them.

  27. Anonymous
    August 29, 2013 at 9:32 PM


  28. GPM
    August 29, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I’m bothered by the fact that the press release didn’t refer to the name of the restaurant accurately, calling the Maliblue Oyster Bar (where Teresa was scheduled to make an appearance) the Malibu Beach Club (which doesn’t appear to even exist).

    If you were an employee there, wouldn’t you think you’d at least know the name of the place you worked?!?

    And as I indicated in my earlier post, that phone number has been identified in similar press releases with no fewer than three different people in the past four months.

    There’s absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Teresa ever even knew about this much less sanctioned it. She denied it. Her PR rep denied it. Maliblue Oyster Bar denied it.

    I understand that there are always those who are more than willing to believe a baseless rumor or disparaging gossip simply because they want to.

    But there just seems to be a terrible lynch mob mentality surrounding anything even remotely having to do with Teresa, even the most spurious. To quote Salon, “At least in Salem witch hunters gave pretenses of trials before burning their fellow citizens at the stake.”

    • mktgdrivethru
      August 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      Maliblue Oyster Bar used to be called the Malibu Night club way back in the day when I used to go clubbing and had some great live acts like Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop and even Dio. It closed for a number of years and was only recently reborn as MaliBlue Oyster Bar, the restaurant. It is also affiliated with the Malibu Shore Club and Malibu Beach Camp (still using logo from the old club) To me, this says that the entire thing was misguided, at best, or a complete hoax, at worst, by some PR hack looking to capitalize on this event. http://www.malibushoreclub.com

  29. August 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Awwwww…my son rescued a little Maltese this evening. His name is Petey and he is 3 years old and 6 lbs. Needs groomed very badly but such a cute little feller!!! So I’m a gramma now too 😀

    • August 30, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      I wanna see a picture of Petey!!! Congrats Grannie!

      • August 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        I think I just uploaded a pic of Petey to my profile, Jules. Now remember, this is before his spa day and he looks a bit like a little rag-a-muffin. They tried to bathe him before Hunter brought him over to meet Gramma, but he’s matted pretty bad and needs himself a spiffy, easy maintenance new do. He’s “gettin’ his hair did” in an hour with my boys’ groomer. I couldn’t believe she had an opening! Hunter’s girlfriend doesn’t know where it is so I get to go with her and see him again today and all weekend camping!!!!! He has an absolutely precious personality and he came right to me and gave me a lot of kisses and snuggles. My two didn’t quite appreciate that but they did whine at the door when he left. I can’t believe someone didn’t want this little guy! He was dog #7 that the people had and there were 7 people living in a 2 bedroom home, so I can only imagine… Probably not much vet care and I didn’t check his teeth. Anyway, he has a great home now and the kids will get him all taken care of with the vetting and he will have a lot of attention and love. I could go on and on and on about him and make y’all sick (I generally like dogs more than people, so…), but I will stop here 😀

    • August 30, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      I had a maltese as a child! He was smart, funny, loveable and always chewed my shoes up! Congrats on your new grandpup!

      • August 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM

        They are so cute.

      • August 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM

        I can’t wait to get to know him better!!

        • August 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

          Oh, Look at him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • August 30, 2013 at 7:13 AM

      Welcome to the ma mere club.

      • August 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        Thanks MJ!!

  30. August 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Johnny Wright worked for Lou Pearlman

    “Louis Jay “Lou” Pearlman (born June 19, 1954) is an American impresario of successful 1990s boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. In 2006, it was discovered that Pearlman had perpetrated one of the largest and longest-running Ponzi schemes in American history, leaving more than $300 million in debts. After getting caught on the run, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy, money laundering and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding. In 2008, Pearlman was convicted and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison”

  31. August 30, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    I’m pretty sure Teresa’s twitter was hacked because she tweeted several skin are companies the same question all in a row asking for samples of their products. Weird.hope she knows

    • August 30, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      Original as in the original singing video and no auto tune

      • August 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

        I want to see a flow chart of just the lies melissa has made. Publicly.. And on the opposite side , her statement prof incorrect..example:

        Melissa on Wendy Williams saying teresa got physical with: party guest blank confirmed she was with teresa and this did not happen and exaggerated

        Melissa and joe having issues with teresa for 10 years : Facebook post before melissa was in the show dated showing e world by posting on her fan page that she sent the day with teresa and she cooked great food for them

        • August 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

          Melissa’s sister*

      • August 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        TB does lool upset standing off to the side. When they first started to do interview together, TB took attention away from his wife which you could tell she was annoyed. One reporter interviewed them separately. You can notice a difference in TB when he first started talking to people compared to now. He went from interacting and smiling to confused look while she answered for him to standing off in the corner like a good little boy.

  32. August 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    RHNJ has the most enthusiastic fans of all the HW franchises. I have no doubt that there are fans out there that want to help the Guidices with their legal expenses or to help their daughters. Teresa didn’t ask anyone to raise money on her behalf. What the employees of the Maliblue wanted to do was to help someone they thought was in need. How it got blown into a cash grab scam is beyond me!

    Why is it so easy for those who dislike Teresa to discount her tweet that says thanks to her fans but please donate money to charity, like the one she raises funds for Nephcure??

  33. hobbyath
    August 30, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    I am about to be done with bravo in general – it’s tacky and cheesy now.
    I am team Theresa – she is plainly dealt low blows and bullied for so many seasons now.
    I used to watch E a lot, the minute kkk came on- I stopped watching, and it was not too painful.
    I can do bravo the same way.
    There will be no manzo, marcos, lauritas, walkilies products coming into my household, I can promise you that much.
    My friends and family went through similar thing with me when it pertained Hilton, kkk, spears, lohan. I do not support boring, no class, no talent. I ask for refund on those.

  34. adioslunatic
    August 30, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    There is something that is called “earned media”.

    Definition:Earned media (or free media) refers to favorable publicity gained through promotional efforts other than advertising, as opposed to paid media, which refers to publicity gained through advertising.

    This brouhaha is free advertisement for the bar. Period.

    That is ALL this is and it is NOT Teresa looking for it; it is obviously the restaurant. If it can be proven that the restaurant was the true culprit Teresa should not attend. I would think if she were to earn an appearance fee it would not be worth the bad publicity to even be associated with this establishment. IMHO.

  35. tulip
    August 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Teresa’s PR person needs to make Radar Online do an update that Teresa is not responsible for this. Their headline is still saying she was begging for donations. Reality Tea has done an update, SH and ATTRH blogs have, also.

  36. Jeannie5233
    August 30, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    DEBBIE J and GPM – my heart goes out to both of you. Please feel the hugs and love I’m sending. And know that this community is here for you.

    ((((Debbie J))))


    • August 30, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      Welcome back Jeannie. May God give you the strength you will need to endure the weeks ahead. A big ((((Jeannie)))).

    • Debbie J
      August 30, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      Good Morning Jeannie!! Thank you so much 🙂 I have thought about you often lately and have been praying for you and your family.


    • dp9113
      August 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Good morning Jeannie. Glad you popped in. My prayers continue to be with you and your family.

  37. Spaghetti Kitten
    August 30, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    I don’t see (with my eyes) the problem. Girl is on a show about “fab lifestyles” and if bartenders or who the hell ever want to do a fundraiser for the most favorite HW across all franchises, that’s up to them. Teresa deserves her day in court and perhaps after that shakes out her spin off may very well feature the down sizing of her lifestyle. This witch hunt shouldn’t cripple her in the meantime.

    Wonder if that huge fan base will come up with a huge fundraiser for Jacko?

    • Jack Hole
      August 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      I agree Spaghetti!! I don’t see the issue that others want to support!?? I get that she is well off and etc etc but even if it were true, it is not as if she is misrepresenting facts. It is not as if she is asking ppl to give to money and then she is keeping it like the Laurita’s did though their Cancer donations. If someone wants to donate to Teresa and her family, it is their prerogative. Now, if ppl gave money and did not know it was going to support her, then I see a problem.

      I find it hard to believe that the rest of the cast and the Marco sisters are smart enough or have enough pull (maybe the Manzos?) to spearhead hate campaigns like this OR to foresee how they will continue to play out against her favor…but the fact that they have all been so instrumental in these types of things against Teresa in the past make me despise them even more. I feel like Joe and Melissa and Caroline and Jac are all so high in their glory that these stories continue to roll out and it makes me sick. I bet each and every one of them feel like these stories are “proof” of their lies about her character. I can just picture them and Andy with a “see, I told you so!!!” kind of grin each time something happens. And this is supposed to be her family??!!! Someone said it perfectly a few months back, just because Teresa is a little over the top does not mean the rest of the cast is right to have treated her the way they do/did. I swear I hope she moves away from all of them and never turns back. They are all trash!!!!!

  38. Sars
    August 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    I can see how people got the wrong idea- the part about her tweet is in the middle of a lot of talk about how awful of an idea that was.

    I really don’t believe T changed her mind after backlash. The idea
    is CLEARLY absurd. I don’t think T would be comfortable trying to just coax money out of people. And any PR she has would have balked at the suggestion before the sentence ended. The club was innnncrrrredibly stupid to come up with that. Besides, they could have just said T would be paid, per persona if they just HAD to be so detailed, for her appearance. That’d be the same thing- that’d be money that one way or another goes to her bills.

    I can’t see Super T holding a fundraiser for herself. She doesn’t even let people see her sweat, so she’s not going to be smiling/posing for photos at an event thrown to pay for keeping her out of prison, for God’s sake. She’s actually very dignified. She takes pride in her image, and she’s not sloppy. If you see her doing anything outside of the show, it’s going to be sophisticated and well-thought out.

  39. August 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I remember, after the bankruptcy came out, maybe it was a reunion, Andy (I believe) asked her if her brother, Joe offered her any financial help and she was incredulous, she said “no, we are ok, we don’t need help”. She is a very proud woman. Her strength through all of this is incredible.

  40. Mcdsinfo
    August 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Boycott the stupid bar !! Let them take out a mortgage on their business if they want to waste money . STOP TAKING MONEY FROM PEOPLE THAT ATE NOT BREAKING THE LAW

  41. Sars
    August 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Good point, dook. That’s totally her nature.

    On CA, she did best on the task raising money on the NYC streets for charity because she called in wealthy friends, people who made serious donations, tens of thousands of dollars. She must be close to some very rich people. If she were going to scramble and ASK for money, I doubt it’d be in public, from the public. I mean come on.

  42. August 30, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    I really like J&T, but I don’t think they do themselves any favours.

    In 2010 and 2011 I had back to back pregnancies, was (illegally) made redundant whilst on maternity leave, worked a temporary contract, then in 2012 went back to work. The stress of everything meant I started suffering with panic, stress and anxiety problems and subsequently had to leave work. My OH was also made redundant then took a substantial pay cut to get another job to support us. This whole thing has left us with debts of say £10k between us. Which isn’t good but it is by no means a shadow of what T&J have.

    Anyway, when we had money we had holidays abroad, new clothes, restaurant trips and so on – as you do. We have had to severely change our lifestyle. We took our children out of private school because it was a choice between pay for school or lose our home, we cut down on extra curricular activities (I have since managed to reduce our TV and car insurance cost so we have more money available for extra curricular things), I have payment plans in place to repay debts so they are reducing not escalating. Obviously you need money for food, somewhere to live and clothing for your children. Anything else is just a luxury not a necessity, you can’t live beyond your means. I make handmade birthday and Christmas pressies. I made my parents and in laws a Christmas hamper of entirely home made chutneys, everything was either picked from our nearest woods or grown on a friends allotment – except for the pumpkin one which was made at Halloween. I made tote bags for female cousins. You just have to make changes in order to survive. We wanted to get our boys swimming lessons, but they were £47 per child for 10 weeks, so £9.40 per week, however if I were to take them it would cost me £4 per time for the three of us, so we don’t give them swimming lessons and if I have the money we go – it isn’t that often but sometimes it is a treat.

    My sister is getting married in Vegas – due to our situation we cant afford us all (me, OH three kids) to go, We cant even afford me and my OH, my mum paid for my flight so that I can go, I am staying free in their room and we are paying her back monthly. I can not tell you how grateful I am for this – I booked the flight on Sunday and it has made my life, and my sister has asked me to be maid I honour and a witness. I am however going to make my own dress, I can’t afford to buy one (plus I actually have a really cool pattern from the 60s).
    Her hen do is next weekend – I organised it for as cheap as possible – we are going to a Ladies Day at The Races, I have been paying my mum money each week so that I have money to go.

    It gets a bit frustrating not having any money and having to scrimp but it has also been a learning curve too. At least I am no longer suffering with ill health and everyone is happy. I am planning on going back to work in a years time when my youngest starts nursery so that I don’t have to pay for childcare, until then we just have to make do! I am just grateful for everything I have because it is a lot more than some.

    Sorry for the long post, but I just felt I could share with you all, as it is relevant to the blog post!

  43. CaliKelly
    August 31, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    I just watched episode 13 again. I do this often – as the first time around I am not usually looking for nuances and underlying jabs. What was glaringly obvious to me was this: Melissa talking about the cheating scandal – “no-one has any proof – YET” YET? Ummm hello! You don’t use that word unless you know it will happen. Itsa comin!!!!!!

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