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Melissa Gorga Misses Out on Music Residuals

September 12, 2013

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Melissa Gorga claims to have co-written the five songs she released on i-Tunes. According to a story published at LALATE on September 11, 2013, Melissa is missing out on countless checks for music residuals (performance, songwriting and publishing shares) because she is not registered with BMI and ASCAP.

As reported by LALATE, in the U.S., residuals for music are handled through BMI and ASCAP; however, Melissa Gorga does not come up in either database, unlike Countess LuAnn from RHONY, who has everything recorded correctly for her songs.

“Luann has released two songs, and she has everything registered perfectly with BMI. On both she is getting songwriting residuals checks, personally, and publisher residuals, through a publishing entity registered with BMI as well.”

So where is the music money going for Melissa? According to LALATE:

“Both Gretchen and Gorga are entitled to at least their performance rights and songwriting share on all their songs. It remains unclear if they retained publishing share on their songs as well. But while Gorga does not come up in ASCAP nor BMI’s database, Rossi is a bit more problematic. Of her three songs, Gretchen is known by ASCAP to be a co-songwriter on two songs. ASCAP indicates that Rossi wants to get her residuals to paid by BMI. But ASCAP knows of no BMI registration for Rossi. And BMI has no record of Rossi or where to send her checks to either.

“And while the Countess might have all her music rights lined up correctly for residuals checks, it remains unclear what is going with Gretchen and Gorga. While the ladies of RHOA have been fighting over residuals for years, the women of the RHOA and RHONJ might still be tardy to payment party.”

Melissa’s songs were produced by Joe and Melissa Gorga’s own “label,” AGJ Entertainment LLC – A (Antonia), G (Gino), J (Joey) – which was established two years 10 months ago out of Montville, NJ (file No. 0400379507).

According to FW reader pjbottoms:

“My brother is a sound engineer and music producer in Nashville and said that all of the profits from a recording are tied into publishing. The two organizations that Melissa is not registered with are the legit clearinghouses for residuals. It used to be you sign with a record label and they take care of all this stuff. Now anyone can become a singer and get people to buy their music. Melissa just has a platform (Bravo) for PR and thus can appear famous and have access to the award shows and concerts where famous people hang out. In my day, we called these people ‘groupies.’ If Melissa registers officially, the people in the music industry will see where she ‘officially’ stands in regards to others. The Countess doesn’t care because she recorded her songs for fun and profit.”

According to FW reader Salty Margarita:

“If Melissa Gorga did indeed write a piece of any of these songs, she would have a mechanical song split claim for each sale made… Whoever puts out the master (a record label for example) pays the publisher these rates per the reported sales. If she owns the masters of these songs (and it appears she and Joe themselves put out the masters as they do not seem to have a distribution deal with anyone), then she would be paying herself her rate for her share of the song, and she would also have to pay her co-writers on the songs their mechanicals since she as the master owner will receive the reported sales numbers and income from the sellers (iTunes, Amazon, etc). This requires a very honest accountant, as I have seen indie publishers who are not too honest about reported sales. She would have set up a publisher name (it can be her own LLC or a major administrator if she signed with one, but this is DOUBTFUL, as they would not bother with small potatoes like her), registered this publisher name with her PRS, and use that publisher credit on her release’s label copy. A songwriter does not have to register with a PRS. Some don’t bother, but it’s recommended that you do since they protect you and keep track of your performance income everywhere in the US.” [Full comment in the comment section of this blog.]

The following are Amazon rankings for Melissa’s five songs as of September 12, 2013.

On Display
Original Release Date: August 13, 2011
Label: AGJ Entertainment
Copyright: 2011 AGJ Entertainment
Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  )
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,854 Paid in MP3 Albums

How Many Times
Original Release Date: April 29, 2012
Label: AGJ Entertainment
Copyright: 2012 AGJ Entertainment
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,209 Paid in MP3 Albums

Original Release Date: June 10, 2012
Label: AGJ Entertainment
Copyright: 2012 AGJ Entertainment
Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,268 Paid in MP3 Albums

I Just Wanna (feat. Santino Noir)
Original Release Date: September 9, 2012
Label: AGJ Entertainment
Copyright: 2012 AGJ Entertainment
Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,056 Paid in MP3 Albums

Never Let Me Go
Original Release Date: August 25, 2013
Label: AGJ Entertainment
Copyright: 2013 AGJ Entertainment
Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,028 Paid in MP3 Albums


  1. Jeannie5233
    September 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    All of TSIL’s songs are produced by TB and TSIL’s own “label”, AGJ Entertainment LLC – A(Antonia), G(Gino), J(Joey), established 2 years 10 months ago, out of Montville, NJ. File No. 0400379507.

    • September 12, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      AGJ Entertainment LLC is listed as owner of her website also (melissagorga.co worth $10 USD ) If they own their own label, they are the ones paying Johnny Wright to be their mouthpiece.


    • September 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      AGJ Entertainment LLC owns her website also. If they own their own label, they are paying Johnny Wright to be a mouthpiece and he only said a few things on twitter that I can see. Her website is in WEG, no articles. Owning their own label is probably why they have zip on everything music on Myspace. Also why they are limited to Itunes.

      • September 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM

        sorry for second post first one di not show up for some reason so I posted aagin woithout link to her website

        • September 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

          Hey kayswhims, for some reason your posts are going into the spam folder. Maybe it will work itself out, but until then, I’ll keep an eye out for them there and unspam them.

    • September 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      Thanks Jeannie! I’m adding this to the blog.

    • September 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      who cares about Meliar’s shitty music….booooooo

    • Think This Through
      September 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Did you check SESAC?
      It’s BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC who handle this for writers/performers.

  2. September 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Dust in the wind, soon they will be dust in the wind. That picture of her says it all, ugly. Off topic but Jac and Meho have completely changed their face with plastic surgery, you wouldn’t even know they were the same person. Maybe they will read the blogs and register to get paid, they are going to need a few bucks when this train wreck of a show ends.

  3. Andrea from Alabama
    September 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Well, it’s a known fact that REAL artist of a much higher caliber are rarely paid what they earn. Dawn Robinson of En Vogue said recently that at the height if their days as En Vogue they were only making $.02 an album, collectively- before taxes and recupement. So the music industry is not really a place to try rich. Those who do get rich, work themselves into the ground and/or just lucked up.

    With all of that said, Melissa and her “record company” are a joke. Johnny Wright is letting her pay him to say he’s her manager. Do you honestly think that he regards her in the same light as Justin Timberlake, or even Danity Kane? He probably only let his interns handle her “career” anyway. But whether its his interns that handle her or he actually do it, who honestly thinks that Melissa Gorga has a singing career ahead of her? She’s no Tamar Braxton here (35 year old sister of Toni Braxton that has finally made it in the music industry). She pays a pretty penny to say Johnny Wright is her manager, and in turn America and him gets a good laugh.

    • Rachel
      September 12, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      don’t forget who tamar braxton is MARRIED to and it still took her so long to make it. Her husband has worked with Destiny’s child, beyonce, and Lady Gaga to name a few. TSIL is a joke, she thinks she can make it but doesnt realize none of the housewives have made it, what makes her so different from the rest?

    • elemcee
      September 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      Bands make all their money touring and on merchandise sales. The only hope of making money on recording is to write and produce everything yourself, which obviously the odds of TSIL ever producing anything are slim to none. Kandi Burruss she is not.

    • September 12, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      . If I were Justin Timberlake I would ask Melissa to please stop name dropping me.

      • Andrea from Alabama
        September 13, 2013 at 2:43 AM

        Not now, but right damn now. I’d also make that request if I were a Jonas Bro also. Every since those kids came to see her tasteless undone home, she can’t stop tweeting and name dropping those kids. I’m like, bitch grow up and act your age range. I could understand her getting all happy and bothered if it was a member of the NKOTB or Backstreet Boys or NSYNC- I mean they were cool when she was a kid, but the Jonas Bro. Come bitch you’re old, save the excitement for Antonia.

  4. September 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    First of all, the money if she were registered with these organizations is so insignificant that I doubt it would pay for one hair extention. Nobody is buying those songs. This last one buried her music career. Especially with the release of the “unedited” version. I don’t know how they are finacially capable of keeping up this charade. Notice how you haven’t hear a peep out of her regarding what a smash hit her latest song is. That is because Joey is no longer buying the 99. downloads in bulk from itunes. Nobody, but nobody wants to hear this idiot sing. So in reality there will be no residuals. Believe me. Do you think she is going to have one of her dopey songs in a Honda commercial? Puh-leeze. Hell would freeze over first. All that money wasted by Joey to make his wife a singing sensation. Might as well have thrown it out the window on the jersey Turnpike.

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      September 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      If the Gorgon Jezebel wants to make some money she should promote products she can relate to. Maybe some dental dams or plan “b” pills. After hearing her last song, the only time people want to see her open her mouth are in the parking lot.

      • September 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM


        • Miami53
          September 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

          What does the numbers 151 and 152 mean….is that how many names or put downs people have given her….

          • Luvfamewhorgas
            September 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

            Haha I think she is numbering all the new names Saddle has for TSIL and TB.

            • Gessiewtf
              September 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

              That is correct.

      • Kimmers
        September 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM

        Saddle you are truly hilarious. Plan B pills! Lmfao

        • Lawd u gettin on my nerves
          September 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

          Agreed! I love Saddle!!

      • military wife and proud of it
        September 12, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        she can\t even write a book much less a song lol

  5. Squeezy
    September 12, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    If you remember, Rossi had some serious public relation issues with her first song. She stated the proceeds were going to a Jeff beitzel foundation that she created set up with the Leukemia Society of the OC. When the leukemia group was contacted to find out how much had been donated, they replied there was no such foundation. The statement by Rossi’s camp was it was a miscommunication. So her website was THEN updated to say a PORTION of proceeds were donated to a memorial fund.
    When asked how much, the answer was the proceeds were paid quarterly and they didn’t know. The song was out 10 months before this scandal, so there were 3 quarters. I believe in a rush to become pop stars, these no talent fame chasers have idea what to do and their giant egos make them think they know how to do it all and don’t need proper experienced management.
    OR theory 2, it’s too embarrassing to admit that know one would waste their time and money on downloading their songs so by not registering, they don’t have to admit the truth that they only made $19 on their big hits!

  6. September 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I know nothing about the “music industry” but didn’t Gretchen buy Jo’s music? I smell a rat, on a hamster wheel…..a big wheel at that *.*

    • Honnie Badger
      September 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      I used to know about the music industry when it was music. Now it is the “disposable computerized noise” industry.

      • Lawd u gettin on my nerves
        September 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        Ahahahaha Honnie! Right on!

      • elemcee
        September 12, 2013 at 4:43 PM

        LOL, Honnie! Too true too much of the time!

      • Grand-Beth
        September 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM


        I agree! we raise our grandson who is 14 now and I can not tell you how many times we have returned a cd because of the nasty or inappropriate crap they sell today that our young kids are buying. ( except in my home ). These people have no idea the impact they have on kids and should be better role models for them. I just saw on TV the other day when an interviewer asked this tween what he wanted to be when he grew up and his answer was ” a gangsta “. WTH? Give me Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. any day. Maybe I`m just getting old.

  7. Jack Hole
    September 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    I think this whole music set up is a little weird…I wonder what the gain is for her to not collect? Or is the point of the story that she is THIS dumb? It also makes me wonder how real her relationship is with Johnny Wright and WEG. He doesn’t strike me as the type to overlook things in matters of business. With more stuff like this rising to the surface, it is just a countdown until they part ways…I hope! She is bringing down his social stock!!!!!!!!!

    The thing I find weird about him coming on the scene and promoting her (like with the book tweet the other day…) he is not a desperate guy(he is probably set for life on Timberlake alone) so what then is his motive for helping her out? Because he is now risking his good name-for what??! He has to know she has little talent (I mean, come on…) she is a mid-30s mother of 3 young kids, really WTF can he do with that??!!!!! Ship her off on a European tour for 9 months? LOL But really, he must be getting something out of this(and I don’t even think it is sexual favors bc well, he is Johnny Wright. I am sure he has plenty of those already.) He did not do his homework that is for sure. He probably took one look at Melissa and said “yes” and the rest of the world is going…”huh?!”

    • Dasher
      September 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      Hopefully Bravo is passing her off to Johnny Wright as a cover for her getting fired from RHONJ!!! Paying to get rid of her?? I hope!!!!

  8. September 12, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    You are right. That whole story does not make sense. Unless, they paid him a very hefty salary in a contract for the privilege of saying he is her manager. But can the little crying bowling ball afford that? I think not. I am stumped. It makes no sense to lower himself this way. There has to be a story here somewhere.

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      September 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Ha! I love the “crying bowling ball” reference. Pitch black and super dense….

      • Lawd u gettin on my nerves
        September 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

        Hahahahaha omgosh that’s hilarious!!!!

        • Jack Hole
          September 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM

          I know-gessie is a riot and a half!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!

  9. September 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Sorry this is OT-I just read this old comment(2010) and can’t stop thinking about.

    “Danielle’s connections aren’t as “tight” because she’s not married or related to anyone – but Danny Provenzano is a made member of the Genovese crime family and has done 4 years for racketeering. He’s the real deal. His great uncle is suspected of being the person who killed Jimmy Hoffa. That is why Danny said he wouldn’t have to say anything, they’d know. And they know. The Manzo father in law was associated with the Gambinos, but once he stole from them, who knows how their loyalties lie.
    I REALLY wish someone with some mafia knowledge would blog about this, but chances are they would be dead if they knew things.”

    • Honnie Badger
      September 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      So, Provenzano killed someone; that’s the only way a mobster gets “made.” Ugh.

  10. September 12, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Off topic but…..does anyone remember season 3 at the christening when TSIL brother in law Scott said that juicy owed him $1000 and then at the Christmas party we found out it was because Scott fixed juicys air conditioning? While we all agree juicy might not be the sharpest tool on the box, I highly doubt he’d call a barber, Scott, to fix his a/c…..

    • elemcee
      September 12, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      I do not remember about the air conditioning. But, Juicy probably did work for “Scott’s family” and never got paid either. I cannot believe TSIL”s acts like trash on television and thinks we are going to think they are fine upstanding citizens. Sorry, little rant there.

      • September 12, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        On Tue season 3 premiere, the christening, city pipes up with ‘you know why he didn’t sat hi to me? He owes me money’. Then when Scott meets Joe at the Christmas party he says to Joe juicy ‘You got that 100 bucks you owe me?”

        Juicy ‘I owe you a 1000 bucks? What for?
        Scott ‘when I fixed your air conditioning’
        Juicy ‘get outta here’

        I could envision juicy not getting paid for doing work at the Simpson’s but I can’t get my head around a guy who’s in construction calling a barber to fix his a/c.

        • Wilbur
          September 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM

          Good thing fame is her to correct the misinformation. She is amazing.

      • Silvana
        September 12, 2013 at 10:38 PM

        I remember that but I thought it was the other brother in law who said that Kim’s husband Joey P.

    • September 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

      It wasn’t Scott, it was Joe Pirrella, Melissa sister’s Kim’s husband – he owns a heating/AC business.

      • September 13, 2013 at 2:56 AM

        My bad! I thought it was Scott! Thanks for setting me straight fame ❤

  11. NCGal
    September 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Apparently not the only thing Melissa missed out on. Seems her and Kathy missed the OK magazine event


    and we all know TSIL never met a red carpet she didn’t like.

    • elle
      September 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Remember the step and repeat set up at her house party…the one where they had an electric bull? Totally ludicrous. Who does that?!?!? I’m thinking it’s like something one would set up for a superstar themed party for a young girl and her friends. Certainly not for adults.

      I’d be interested in hearing why either of those two (or their husbands) would miss an opportunity to play celebrity. Have to wonder what exactly happened during that last reunion taping.

    • Grand-Beth
      September 13, 2013 at 1:46 AM


      Do you think OK Mag. is the one publishing Anthony A. interview like a blogger was guessing? I mean, it does make since if Meho and cannoli RSVP`d then didn’t show. AND, it was sponsored by Milania hair care?

  12. September 12, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    she may b hiding money ,(19.00)from IRS. bmi-==bowel movement imbulsouls johnny wright will bcm a laughing stock also

    • elemcee
      September 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Too funny, Celi! Hiding $19.00 from the IRS!

  13. LifeIsGood
    September 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    My kid made more money babysitting than the Jersey Whore made on her “music.”

  14. kay
    September 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM


    The Shops at Mohegan Sun
    9:00PM – Free Signing Event

    *Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, signing personalization or personal photos for signing are prohibited. Melissa Gorga will only be signing her book, Love Italian Style. This event is bracelet-only. To receive bracelets, guests must purchase her book, Love Italian Style, at Spin Street. Books will be for sale starting at 10:00am
    on the day of the event. One bracelet per purchase. A limited amount of bracelets and books available. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.

    ummm ok its a free signing event but she will only be signing her book that you have to buy to see her….LMAO…

    • Jeannie5233
      September 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      TSIL has been called out before by her fans for shutting down her appearances regardless of whether there are still people waiting to see – she gets up and leaves as soon as the appointed hour arrives – as well as refusing to autograph anything not related specifically to that event. She did the same thing in Vegas at her appearance at that candy store – if you wanted an autographed picture you had to buy a specific candy item from the store.

      On the other side of the spectrum, you have Teresa missing her flight because she didn’t want to disappoint the fans who had waited to see her. She stays until she has met with every last one.

      As we all know, Teresa appreciates ALL the viewers – fans of hers or not – whereas the rest of them do not, as has been proven time and again.

      • Saddle_River_NJ
        September 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        I’ve heard from a couple of people who have run across Teresa locally. They have all said the same thing. She is super nice, sweet and down to earth. She took the time to just chat with then and left a very lasting impression of a cheerful, happy person. She is most definitely a people person…

        • Sue
          September 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM

          That’s nice to know re how Teresa treats her fans.

          • Saddle_River_NJ
            September 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

            These weren’t even fans per se. One of my friends who is quite the chatterbox struck up a conversation with her in Corrados one time. Didn’t even know who she was until another shopper came over to her afterwards, and was going on and on about how did she know Teresa for the time the two were chatting. She is gracious to people even when she isn’t at a meet and greet type affair. To me that is telling that even in a situation where she is “off stage” and probably being just herself, she is nice.

    • Honnie Badger
      September 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      What the fuck? Note to self: NEVER go to Hohegan Sun.

      • September 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

        Is this place a Casino? (I know, I can google)

        • Honnie Badger
          September 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

          Yes, a rather large casino-entertainment venue-resort complex in CT. It’s a pretty significant venue in the region, actually. I cannot believe it’s trolling so bottom of the barrel with this one — and especially it’s haughty “rules.” Lordy help us all, she is going to feel like a “real celebrity” instead of the Zlister reality trash that she is.

          • Anonymous
            September 12, 2013 at 4:53 PM

            She has been there before….

            • Miss Alicat
              September 12, 2013 at 6:53 PM

              She did the White Party at Shrine at MGM Foxwoods, close to Mohegan Sun, but they are not affiliated.

              • Jeannie5233
                September 12, 2013 at 9:58 PM

                TSIL did a meet and greet at the shops of Mohegan Sun around this time last year. I was there about a day or two before she was scheduled to appear.

    • September 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      There’s that darn bracelet thing again…I would think that this would be illegal to a point, you know, “no purchase necessary”. So if a mother wants to bring her child with her(because she wears sneakers you know) only one gets in or said mother would have to buy 2 books/bracelet?
      totally off topic, but while watching football on sunday with my hubby, the topic of Superbowl came up and guess what????? yep it’s going to be in New Jersey. Now, think about the location of “the house” lots of music people coming in…..just thinking…and the Little Town Joint….bonus traffic for the whole damm town.. Not a bad piece of the “pie” if you ask me. It will be interesting to see who get tickets to the superbowl out of this group of “stars” *.*

      • Sue
        September 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM

        So MeHo will be singing at the Super Bowl halftime??????? No, but you know she’d like too. Actually it would end her “music career”. Well, it is a funny image anyway.

    • elle
      September 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      I have to ask what the “free” actually refers to. A glance from afar?

  15. Honnie Badger
    September 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Sorry, I cannot abide calling her childish, imagine-less ditties “songs.”

    • LifeIsGood
      September 12, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      I think “ditties” would be a step up!

      • Jeannie5233
        September 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM


  16. pjbottoms
    September 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    My brother is a sound engineer and music producer in Nashville and said that all of the profits from a recording are tied into publishing. The two organizations that Melissa is not registered with are the legit clearinghouses for residuals. It used to be you sign with a record label and they take care of all this stuff. Now anyone can become a singer and get people to buy their music. Melissa just has a platform (Bravo) for PR and thus can appear famous and have access to the award shows and concerts where famous people hang out. In my day, we called these people “groupies.” If Melissa registers officially, the people in the music industry will see where she “officially” stands in regards to others. The Countess doesn’t care because she recorded her songs for fun and profit.

    • September 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      Very Informative, thank you. Without Teresa, she would not have had this platform. I do think the book is not a self improvement book for marriage but a auto biography with the goal of reaching more people for her fan base. Bravo keeps deleting negative comments as well as those selling her books. If they have to do that much damage control, I don’t think she will have her platform much longer. Anyone who has worked with her should know by now that she is not was she is trying to appear to be.

    • September 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      pjbottoms, this is great information! Thank your for sharing. So that no one misses it, I added your comment to this blog.

  17. Pixie22
    September 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Totally off topic, but did everyone see wacky Jac’s
    blog that was just posted?
    I think of all the housewives shows, Jac is the rudest to fans. Crazy.

    • pjbottoms
      September 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      Pixie22– Jac gets my vote for the most self -absorbed, passive agressive little twit. Melissa is at least fun to clown on!

    • elle
      September 12, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Sounds like she was in a snit. That lashed out at the fans and Teresa. Wonder what happened.

    • September 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      How childish … OMG.

    • really_bravo
      September 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Seems like jac is trying, yet again, to get bravo to fire her. This time by “making viewers angry”? Lol. They need to keep her 1 more season since her and Tre are friends again. Next season Tre can ask Jac about HER legal issues n camera. N when Jac refuses, Tre can claim Jac has betrayed their friendship by not being honest with her…validating Tre to sell Jac out. Sound familiar?

      • really_bravo
        September 12, 2013 at 3:25 PM

        For some reason bravo wouldn’t let me comment on Jac’s blog with that comment. Tried 4 different ways of wording it…

    • NCGal
      September 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

      She’s acts like she’s in grade school

  18. DD
    September 12, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    They pay their bills, However, there are several lawsuits out that saying something totally different. Joe Gorga has been the involved in 26 lawsuits in New Jersey in the last 10 plus years. The Gorgas are also being sued for $50,000 by a sprinkler company for work on an apartment complex that Joe Gorga owns They also owe Slaby Engineering Associates another $12,000.and a 2008 tax lien of 20,000.
    Come on can someone please turn these two in for a company that has a net worth of $10.USD.(AGJ Entertainment) This is a bunch of BS. They are as decietful as they come. http://jezebel.com/5812370/the-real-housewives-lawsuit-index

  19. elle
    September 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Wow…that is a truly unflattering photo of TSIL.

    • Sue
      September 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      HAHAHA Joey was standing one step above MeHo. Like that will fool us!

  20. September 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    This just in…Teresa Giudice Gave NeNe Leakes A Super Expensive Wedding Gift :

    • NCGal
      September 12, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      I don’t know why NeNe felt the need to broadcast this – I think it makes her (NeNe) look bad. Honestly, she is remarrying the same man she divorced just a few years ago. Why would she even accept gifts? Classier to ask for charitable donations.

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        That was very tacky, although she may not have meant it as an insult.

    • tam
      September 12, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Oh please the lady can spend money if she wants too. Is she not supposed to spend money, who cares. The only reason people are getting mad is because the media is taking any little thing and blowing it up. Lets not buy into it, so would it have been better if she got her something from the Dollar General Store. Then headline would have read “Teresa is scraping the bottom of the barrel, buying cheap gifts for friends. She cant win!!!

      • September 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

        No one knows what her situation is now. These charges were as a result of the bankruptcy she filed (and then withdrew). She’s claimed a lot of the $11 million was in real estate and when that was sold, the number considerably dropped. Also, she’s claimed she paid a lot of whatever she owed back. Who knows exactly what her financial position is? This occurred in the first season. By the second season I recall her showing that she had scaled back. Pizza party for Milania’s b-day. No expensive Christmas between Joe and herself and less for the kids. So who knows?

        Whatever the situation… it’s pretty crappy of any of the housewives to be commenting on her lavish spending. It’s so clear now what Caroline and Jac were doing on the deck that night. And Jac constantly crying about Teresa not talking to her about her PERSONAL business. Crystal clear and it’s really, really crappy. All the talk of her magazine articles and Melissa is the worst of them all in the media… magazines, interviews, whatever she can get her claws into… has anyone said a word to Melissa about it this season?

        Can you imagine if Teresa DID talk to Jac about those things she wanted her to? On camera or not… Jac would have made a point to discuss it with someone on camera. So who’s the fake friend Jac? OMG they disgust me soooo much. I don’t care WHAT Teresa did short of murdering someone… no one deserves the treatment she’s getting. These people are her family, her one time best friends. It disturbs me how anyone can betray another person in such a low-down, contemptuous way. Truly… dirtier than that sewer water that they foolishly thought would support their own extravagant life style after they squandered all the millions they stole… including that from a charity of all things.

        I can’t even watch the show any longer. I can’t stand looking at any of them (except Guidices of course). I can’t even magine how they can look at themselves.

        • September 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM

          I think that is why Teresa ran to Dina and cried her eyes out. She realized that her friends weren’t just playing the Bravo game, they were out to screw her. She was devastated. .

          • September 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM

            No they wanted (and still do) to destroy her.

  21. Salty Margarita
    September 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    I adore this site; it is by far one of the top sites I read to get my RHNJ fix. I have commented a few times, but normally I just like to read the posts and then read all the reader comments, which are the best! However on this I have to post a comment.

    I work for one of the major labels in NYC, as a Copyright Analyst. For almost 20 years my whole career has been dealing with copyright clearance, mechanical licensing and mechanical royalties, and now with digital rights assessments and the earnings of all sales related to music publishing royalties.

    If Melissa Gorga did indeed write a piece of any of these songs, she would have a mechanical song split claim for each sale made. There are several types of royalties she can be collecting as a songwriter. For one type, there are the performance royalties, which come from radio play, jukebox plays, etc. If she belongs to a PRS (performance rights society, such as BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the three PRS’s in the United States) then her credit as a participant on the songs should be on their website, because they are a union and she would be paying them dues as a member and registering her song titles with them. The PRS split is normally different from her mechanical split.

    The mechanical split is essentially her publishing share. This is the income she can derive from physical album/single sales, iTunes singles sales, Amazon singles sales, digital product sales (ringbacks, ringtones, video tones, audio visual and audio streaming). The rates for these products all differ.

    Whoever puts out the master (a record label for example) pays the publisher these rates per the reported sales. If she owns the masters of these songs (and it appears she and Joe themselves put out the masters as they do not seem to have a distribution deal with anyone), then she would be paying herself her rate for her share of the song, and she would also have to pay her co-writers on the songs their mechanicals since she as the master owner will receive the reported sales #s and income from the sellers (iTunes, Amazon, etc).

    This requires a very honest accountant, as I have seen indie publishers who are not too honest about reported sales. She would have set up a publisher name (it can be her own LLC, or if she signed with a major administrator, such as Warner Chappell, Sony/ATV, etc. but DOUBTFUL, as they would not bother with small potatoes like her), registered this publisher name with her PRS, and use that publisher credit on her release’s label copy.

    A songwriter does not have to register with a PRS. Some don’t bother, but it’s recommended that you do since they protect you and keep track of your performance income everywhere in the US.

    I am sorry for going into too much detail about this, but it’s a filthy business and even working at a corporation we see a lot of dishonest song writers and publishers who try and claim royalties that are not their own. We spend a lot of time on audits, and legal holds.

    If she and Joe put out and own their own masters of these songs, and she has a piece of any of these, then they would pay themselves the mechanical royalties due. But remember, they also have to pay their co-writers their shares out of the income or reported sales. And that is where things can get tricky.

    I will never understand why Kandi and Kim on RHWAtlanta didn’t resolve the Don’t Be Tardy money issue easily. Why would Kim get to collect so much of that income unless Kandi let her set up the royalty splits with Kim as claimant? If she wasn’t entitled to a piece of the song, and is not the master owner, then how on earth did Kim get her hands on any of the Don’t Be Tardy royalties? That is one strange deal they cooked up.

    Anyhow, again apologies for the LONG diatribe! I will now go back to lurking. As I said, this is the BEST site for information on RHNJ!

    • littlewitch
      September 12, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Thank you so much for this accurate and well presented explanation.

    • elemcee
      September 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      No lurking!

    • September 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      Excellent info Salty Margarita! I added an excerpt to this blog. Thanks for sharing!

    • September 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

      You lost me about 1/4 way down. No reflection on you whatsoever… it’s 100% my problem. But can I ask if this suggests she likely did NOT write the songs as she’s claiming she did? That was my first thought especially since Joe “owns” her. If they are entirely on their own, why else wouldn’t she get the royalties? You probably just explained that but I need a lesson for dummies.

      It was really nice of you to take the time to post such a detailed explanation and I’m sure others will benefit from it. It’s always nice to have an expert around to set the record straight.

      • saltymargaritas
        September 13, 2013 at 5:48 AM

        She’d only get publishing royalties if she co-wrote (or wrote the entire song 100%.) I am going on the assumption that she claims a share of these songs, but perhaps she does not and is just lying about being a writer/co-writer! She may well be lying 🙂

        The most big name artists on our label who don’t even write on the songs they put out are always getting a piece of the publishing of songs others write for them because they know publishing income is secure money for years to come. It’s almost a scam.

        A List artist tells songwriter(s): I’ll record your song and release it on my next project if you give me 10% of the publishing on it. Most songwriters and producers will go with it; it’s a small sacrifice to get their music out there. If a song sells 5 million units, at the current mechanical rate of .091 cents per unit sold, that’s $455K and the artist gets 10% of that. And that’s just physical product sales. Digital sales can have higher rates!

        A great example of the most successful of songwriters is Dolly Parton. She is a gazillionaire from her publishing royalties. When Whitney Houston covered ‘And I Will Always Love You’, Dolly (who I believe wrote 100% of the song) got .091 for every copy sold.

  22. September 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Did she actually write all of her songs?

    “Her fourth single “I Just Wanna” was released September 2012. Written by, and featuring hip hop singer Santino Noir” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Gorga

    • September 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      “When asked on Twitter if the song was about Teresa, Santino responded “lol I may have drawn some inspiration from their situation.” This is very interesting, especially considering Melissa shot down Teresa’s claim about her songs being about her at the reunion.”

    • September 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      The more relevant question is why she would admit to it.

      • September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        She sure does have a problem admitting things. I found The Insider interview where she made a comment in refrence to Santino as if he was a young man who made an appearance on her video. She did not want to say he wrote the song or produced the video. She said ‘ I have always wanted to do a tracked where a male voice came in.” He wanted it known that he wrote it and he knew her and her family. He said “When I wrote it, I was thinking bout like well you know, I’ve known Melissa like , she is actually a family friend ”

        Starts around the 1:25 mark

        • September 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

          She is giving him the “don’t go there” look

  23. Laker
    September 12, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    This is slightly off topic, but I was bored so I was going through all the “first day of school” pictures Bravo had on their website. There were lots of pictures of the housewives, and one or two kids of the housewives, except for Jersey– there were almost as many pictures of the Manzo kids as there were of the housewives, plus three of the Gorgas kids on top of the pictures of Melissa (and, to be fair, three of the Giudice kids.) There were only two pictures of Teresa, and the caption for one of them was a snarky “A look Teresa doesn’t usually sport– her hair pulled back” (talking shit about her hairline, I guess?) All of the other captions were crap like “So it’s true– X really is a princess!” or for Melissa, it was like, “Melissa loved being part of the pep squad!”

    Why do they hate them SO much and make it SO obvious? Maybe I’m being sensitive but it seems obvious to me.

    • chupacabra
      September 12, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      wth is a “pep squad”? i thought she was a “varsity cheerleader”? is there a diff?

      • elemcee
        September 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM

        Chupa, idk? I was a cheerleader. There was nothing at my high school called a pep squad. So, I would guess they are the same thing? Maybe?

    • September 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      if in magizines,then boycott them ,I do.

  24. September 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    ” THR: Who’ll put out the music? Is there a label deal in place?

    Wright: Not yet. I don’t know what’s the future of labels, to be honest. There are plenty of bands online that aren’t spending millions of dollars on radio promotion, yet they made a connection to a fanbase and have sold hundreds of thousands of records. Ultimately, if I can find the right label partner who’s really willing to go out and promote the band then we’ll go out and do something. But I might end up giving the music away because at least if people know it, they’ll want to see them and that’s where the group will make their money. ”


  25. September 12, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    St. Martin’s Press is publishing TSIL’s book and they may be involved in her music.


  26. littlewitch
    September 12, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    residuals are payments for repeated use of TV shows…ROYALTIES are payments for music publishing use.

    • September 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      Thanks for pointing that out, littlewitch. The LALATE story refers to residuals rather than royalties, so I did a quick search and found this:


      Copyright royalties are often very specific to the nature of work and field of endeavor. With respect to music, royalties for performance rights in the United States are set by the Library of Congress’ Copyright Royalty Board. Mechanical rights to recordings of a performance are usually managed by one of several performance rights organizations. Payments from these organizations to performing artists are known as residuals. Royalty-free music provides more direct compensation to the artists. In 1999, recording artists formed the Recording Artists’ Coalition to repeal supposedly “technical revisions” to American copyright statutes which would have classified all “sound recordings” as “works for hire”, effectively assigning artists’ copyrights to record labels.[16][17]

      Unlike other forms of intellectual property, music royalties have a strong linkage to individuals – composers (score), songwriters (lyrics) and writers of musical plays – in that they can own the exclusive copyright to created music and can license it for performance independent of corporates. Recording companies and the performing artists that create a “sound recording” of the music enjoy a separate set of copyrights and royalties from the sale of recordings and from their digital transmission (depending on national laws). With the advent of pop music and major innovations in technology in the communication and presentations of media, the subject of music royalties has become a complex field with considerable change in the making.


      Royalties are determined and divided according to their type and source. They are calculated and divided as follows:

      Mechanical Royalties: Record companies pay the publisher mechanicals based on the amount of phonorecords sold.

      Mechanical Royalties: Record companies pay the publisher mechanicals based on the amount of phonorecords sold. Sales of sound recordings are determined by the record companies through Sound Scan and other sales reporting systems. Unlike most countries, which base mechanical royalties on percentages, US mechanical royalties are calculated on a penny (¢) basis per song. Record companies pay the recording artist either a current minimum statutory penny rate, or a “reduced” penny rate. The current statutory rate for a U.S. copyright is 7.1¢ per song. This minimum rate is effective until January 1, 2000, after which it will go up every two years until 2006, at which time it will remain at 9.1¢ per song until changed.

      However, recording artists rarely get maximum (statutory) rates from their US record companies. This is because most of their the domestic recording or production contacts usually contain a standard “controlled composition” clause which allows the record company to pay the artist and/or music publisher less than the minimum rate for songs written or “controlled” in whole or in part by the recording artist. This negotiated or “reduced” mechanical royalty rate is generally a percentage of the minimum compulsory license rate, up to a maximum number of songs. A common example is 75% (of 7.1¢) per song, with a cap of 10 songs, no matter how many songs are recorded and released on the album. This negotiated “min stat x 10 rate” is collected by the music publisher, which then pays the residual to the recording artist per their publishing agreement.

      Salty Margarita, can you explain it for us as it relates to Melissa’s situation?

      • saltymargaritas
        September 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM

        Sorry to respond late! I just saw this. With Melissa, she’s been putting out singles, not full length albums, so her mechanical song rate (if she truly is making a share claim of her songs) would be the % of the song she claims times .091 cents, the current statutory rate. If she makes Santino give her, say, 50% of the share of the song (some major artists do this all the time. They tell the songwriter and/or producer: I’ll record your song and put it out but you have to give me a piece) then she’ll get .0455 cents per unit sold and he’ll get the other .0455. These mechanicals are paid by whoever is accounting for the sales; the record label/master owner.

        Whoever is releasing her songs has to pay these mechanical royalties per unit sold. There are also higher rates for mechanicals other than digital audio tracks, such as digital videos, ring backs, ringtones, etc. These sales are all part of mechanical royalties even if they are different rates. For example our current offered rate for a ringtone is .24 cents per ringtone sold.

        If Joe and Melissa are the master owners, they are essentially the record label, and they pay her co-writers the mechanical rate due to them. They receive this income from the sources who sell for them: iTunes, Amazon, etc. They must be the honest party and report the mechanical units sold to her co-writers in a mechanical royalties statement and pay them based on the net sales they agreed to. They also issue the writer a mechanical license (or advice letter) stating the terms of their rate.

        Of course, this is all done only if they’re running their business by the book. They can easily get sued if they’ve been collecting mechanical sales income from the providers and not paying the songwriters these mechanicals due to them from the reported sales.

        A reliable source of sales is on Soundscan. They track all sales, digital and physical. We have access to these #s via our company; not sure if the public gets access without paying for the service. I should run a Soundscan search on Melissa on Monday morning to see what kind of units she’s REALLY selling.

        The US government btw currently sets these rates (and the .091 rate hasn’t changed in years) and they are further considering setting more rates as law as digital media heats up. Services like Pandora are also fighting over what rates they should pay songwriters. It’s more income that you have to keep track of.

        I wonder how Joe and Melissa are keeping track of her sales?

        • September 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM

          Good question Salty: I wonder how Joe and Melissa a keeping track of her sales?

          Thank you so much for responding, and thank you for offering to run “a Soundscan search on Melissa to see what kind of units she’s REALLY selling.” I’m looking forward to what you come up with!

          • September 13, 2013 at 8:40 PM

            Salty/Fame, I know nothing about any of this, but I too thank-you for all that you both have brought to us here. As we all know that we can do our own “research” but I have a feeling within our little “fame-ly we’re watching out for the ones that have been wronged/set-up/ganged up on and BETRAYED BY FAMILY. Thanks for everything *.*

  27. September 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Off-topic but still concerning NJ… Is anyone watching the news? Anyone here from NJ? There’s a huge fire along the boardwalk in Seaside Heights! It appears to involved several blocks and according to reports is not contained (and certainly doesn’t appear that way either). They’re taking down a portion of the boardwalk (which is new because of hurricane Sandy) I would imagine to put a break in in am attempt to control this monster fire. OMG – this is just awful. I guess the one good thing is it’s not during the summer when it would be busy with people. It started at a custard shop. Those poor business owners. I feel so bad.

    • September 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      pray no one is hurt and they don’t lose their buinesses

    • military wife and proud of it
      September 12, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      yes i’m by toms river, this fire is huge,its a shame, they stilll were rebuilding from sandy. governor christie is on his way now, the boardwalk was just put up, brand new. and my davorite ice cream stand is gone orande and vanilla swirls was so good.its up to 6 alarms now

      • September 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        My bf’s sister lives in Seaside Park. She was evacuated during the hurricane (no, she foolishly didn’t evacuate prior) and she just moved back in a few months ago. She had just moved down there from north Jersey a few weeks before the hurricane too. My bf just talked to her and she believes she’s far enough away from the fire to be worried but it has to be unsettling.

        You must have been hit hard by Sandy, no? Did your home get badly flooded or were you far enough away?

        I would imagine you can see the smoke from this fire. This is just horrible.

        • hobbyath
          September 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM

          Actually across the bay – Silverton area, there is no smoke, no smell. We do expect rain, so it’s cloudy, I don’t think it’s smoky…

    • Jeannie5233
      September 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      OMG – I have been out pretty much for the day and just came home to see Gov. Christie speaking on this horrific fire.

      I cannot believe this. May God be with all those poor people who have now lost their businesses and their homes. Everyone please if you pray, pray. If you don’t, please send positive energy. This is another tragedy for an area that still had a very long way to go to recover from last year’s Sandy. My heart is breaking for all these people.

    • hobbyath
      September 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      under control. across the bay from me.

    • September 12, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Oh no! Does the bad luck ever end!!

    • September 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Prayers to all in NJ affected by this.

      • Jeannie5233
        September 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

        The fire started in an ice cream shoppe – over thirty shoppes and business on the famous Seaside Park boardwalk are gone. Just devastating. The fire is contained but still burning. Sending all my thoughts and prayers – Jersey Strong!

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      September 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      We also got slammed with an amazing amount of rain up here in Bergen County. Roads were rivers for a good 45 min. Seeing the fire down in Seaside reminded me of the one in Breezy Point during Sandy last year. My heart goes out to all those affected today…

  28. September 12, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Correction… it’s in Seaside Park.

    • military wife and proud of it
      September 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      nobody is hurt, but its spreading fast because of winds

  29. September 12, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Tb and TSIL’s house still have a studio in the basement? Someone may have bought it for that reason.

    • elemcee
      September 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      I would not call that lack of tech a studio. I think TB built a booth thinking viewers would be fooled, but that is hardly adequate recording and producing equipment. Maybe he did it on purpose, so they could blame lack of equipment on her inability to sing…

  30. September 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    I don’t believe for a moment that TSIL wrote “On Display.” I believe Fame’s blog that claims there was a different song writer.

    Maybe this is TSIL’s excuse as to why she’s not getting paid to cover the real reason which is because… She. Didn’t. Write. Them. Why in the world, if TB and TSIL produced the songs themselves would they not register with these entities? Wouldn’t that alone entitle them to money? I don’t have any idea how it works. None. I don’t even understand why Gretchen’s situation is “a bit MORE problematic.” It says TSIL doesn’t come up on either data base but Gretchen is identified by ASCAP as being a co-writer at least. TSIL isn’t shown at all. Oh well… what do I know?

    The fact that Melissa is claiming to have written “On Display” is embarrassing for her IMO. Who in their right mind would write such a song being an unknown wife and mom? It just reeks of desperation and delusion. If I were her, even if I did write it, I would NEVER admit it. The lyrics are awful ironic. This is the final verse…

    “Some people don’t like my style
    But I don’t give a what
    Everybody got something to say
    Go head and post it up
    On the blog sites, put it up, on the headlines
    It dont matter what you say I’m still gonna shine”

    WTF? How did she know people wouldn’t like her style? Maybe because she’s a fake, back-stabbing biotch? And I think that last line was written about TB… creepy… how did she know TB was going to shave his head? ‘Cause that’s the closest thing to shining that they’ve got between them.

    Jeannie… you’re in my thoughts and I hope you’re doing okay. Sometimes the most difficult part is after everything calms down a bit and the numbness wears off. You seem to have a huge support system however, which can be key to healing. I’m not around much… but I still respect so many of the posters here and when I do happen to catch something that has happened to one of you I feel for them… in this case, you.

    • elemcee
      September 12, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      Those are some awarding winning lyrics, huh? Almost, kinda, sorta make sense. If you cross your eyes and stuff.

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:31 PM

        I love this guy’s comments;

        –Is Melissa Gorga’s ‘On Display’ the worst ‘Real Housewives’ song yet? We may have a winner!
        “Everybody want to steal my crown,” she whines, not realizing that we, too, could spend $3.93 at Party City if we actually did want a personal princess tiara.-


        • Jeannie5233
          September 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

          That is an awesome comment!!!

        • elemcee
          September 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM

          Omg! That is an awesome comment!

    • Dubbalicious
      September 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      She can’t collect because she has no rights to the song!! She didn’t write or cowrite this song Did I read it here..about the guy who wrote On Display? With Teresa in mind? ..when you read the words to that verse, it’s so clear it was written with a specific person in mind..based on that persons experiences. In typical Melissa fashion.. she grabbed the leftovers..And claimed them as her own.. Just another lie.

      • Dubbalicious
        September 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

        My comment was in response to irishitaliankitchen. 🙂

        • Jeannie5233
          September 12, 2013 at 10:04 PM

          Dubbalicious!!!! Is this your puppy??? And is that a purse I see she is carrying???? LOL!!! Oh my goodness!!! I’ve got the giggles!!!!!!

          • Dubbalicious
            September 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM

            Jeannie, it’s not my puppy..a friend posted this on fb. Cutest thing ever….from the pigtails to the belly button..lol
            I laughed when you commented about my creepy girl photo. She’ll be back.

    • September 12, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      from Fame’s blog
      “Melissa is taking credit for writing the song, but the song was written by New Jersey native Antony Bitar, a graduate of the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University who released his self-titled debut album in September 2011”

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM

        I love this song! I cried

    • September 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM

      My understanding of that song is that someone wrote it and shopped it to the Bravo housewives to see if they wanted it. It was offered to Teresa and Gretchen, I believe, and Gretchen didn’t like it and Teresa said she couldn’t sing. That is when Melissa went for it and made up this story about always wanting to be a singer. I wish I could remember where I heard that, it may have been from a conversation with someone at Epic Productions or I may have read it. But I believe it is true. The writer agreed to give whoever took the song co- writing credit.

      • Silvana
        September 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM

        Gessie I remember reading that somewhere also maybe here at fame?

    • Jeannie5233
      September 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      dch60 – How insightful and thoughtful – thank you so much for this.

  31. Anonymous
    September 12, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    SH……is up again…..I can get it from my phone!!!!!!

  32. September 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    On a serious note. The sbore whore is missing out n royalties? Good. She should be paying us every time she subjects us to that god awful whinging she calls ‘singing’

    • Calypso
      September 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      Isn’t that the truth! To bad Simon Cowell hasn’t voiced his assessment of her singing, so we’d never have to hear it again. I’d pay big bucks for him to judge that radio station performance she’s desperately trying to hide.

      • hobbyath
        September 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

        I am watching x-factor now. I so wish that nj polyester barbie was there.

      • September 13, 2013 at 2:59 AM

        Simon cowell would say something like ‘listen dear, go home, look after your kids and stop giving singing a bad name’ lol

  33. September 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    TSIL thanked Trident Media and others for making her book happen.
    “All of Trident’s literary agents work to make deals for their authors’ works in other forms of entertainment. They interact directly with producers, studios, networks, cable companies, production companies, talent managers, attorneys, and talent agencies located around the world. They have an enviable record of success of converting books into other forms of entertainment. Films and other forms of programming based on Trident’s clients’ books have won numerous awards and have achieved great commercial success.”


    here is a shot of the tweet on google images


    • September 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      FILMS? Should we expect a lifetime movie?

      • September 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

        She probably wants one to go with her book. Wh0 will play TB?

        • September 13, 2013 at 9:10 AM

          Danny DeVito? With Rhea Perlman playing TSIL?

  34. September 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Bravo TV uses Trident Media agents

    Eileen Cope
    Trident Media Group, LLC

    “Her clients include the Bravo TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger, the Psychic Twins®, Sephora®, Dr 90210’s Gary Motykie, The Baby Whisperer, Christopher Lowell, Kerry Simon, and reality stars Jeff Lewis and Chad Rodgers. “

  35. September 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Fame is this what you need?

    When Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Pay Royalties, This Is Where the Money Goes…

    • hobbyath
      September 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      Is there a way to estimate the “fortune ” she made on singing “carrier”?

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:27 PM

        Yes. According to my calculations she made $0.00.

        • September 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM


  36. Jeannie5233
    September 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Looks like we are going to get a glimpse of TSIL working with Johnny Wright and his associates when she went to Johnny Wright’s compound for his “boot camp” on this week’s episode:

    Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 4h
    😘RT @JohnnyWrightWEG: Who’s watching @MelissaGorga plan her career with me on #RHONJ this Sunday? http://say.ly/wIg6INX
    2:17 PM – 12 Sep 13

    • September 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      imnot watching,they must be nothing if they can work with meho
      goodnite fame bly

    • September 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      Florida Producer Runs Deluxe Compound to Find Next Justin, Britney, Jonas Brothers
      August 10, 2011

      Wright said he believes all the preparation is crucial — a lesson he has taken from the failures and flame-outs that have accompanied his successes.

      “If you want to do this, to take a craft and gift God gave you and present it to the world and be successful, that’s fine. Money will follow. But if your only motivation for this is to be rich, famous — I have no time for that.”


  37. September 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Souldiggaz ClevaKeys Making of “How Many Times” Melissa Gorga

    “I Forgot I did this Video lol.. Melissa Gorga’s “How Many Times” is a track I originally produced in 2010, called “Escape”. At that time I became part of the Souldiggaz team which opened the opportunity for me to work with Melissa to make this record happen”

  38. September 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Can anyone tell me if Penny has responded to the preview spoor Sundays episode showing her saying Teresa was behind it all? Did she blame Teresa or is this just how the preview looks?

  39. September 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Good Morning Fame-bly hope life is treating you all to some sunshine and finding you all in good health today!!!!
    Does anyone find it interesting that Andy Cohen has had some REALLY BIG NAME music people in the clubhouse of late? I do and I for one believe there is a reason for this, what the reason is I do not know. But it leaves me to ponder if maybe @Andy(no longer @bravoandy) might be trying to get an “American Idol” (or one of that likeness) show. Just throwing this out there. It just makes no sense for out of all the HW”s BH’s is the only one that doesn’t have an aspiring singer when David Foster it right there at the piano……..just thinking out loud today. (rain is coming and John Wayne is on the telly). As for JTG and Penny, I personally believe they are being set-up and let’s not forget that Kim G is Kim D’s sister-in-law…….Penny has been covering for ”someone’ foe 2 yrs. Who HASN’T been around for 2yrs? Peace and love to all *.*

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