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Melissa Gorga’s Marriage Advice Book Named Worst Non-fiction Book for 2013 (Updated 1/11/14)

October 9, 2013

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UPDATE 1/11/2014: Not only didn’t Melissa Gorga make the New York Times Best Sellers List for her book, ‘Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, but Entertainment Weekly named it the worst non-fiction book for 2013 – they wrote that it read like a misogyny manual, mentioning, of course, Joe Gorga advocating marital rape.

It’s no surprise that Melissa Gorga’s book didn’t make the New York Times Best Sellers List. After receiving scathing reviews from online source because her book promotes marital rape, Melissa wrote a blog for Bravo defending her tome. Now she’s singing a different (off-key) tune.

In an interview on October 7, 2013 (video) with Carrie Keagan of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, Melissa compared herself to Miley Cyrus, asserted she “wanted controversy” to ramp up sales of her book, and claimed that “her plan worked!”

Controversy may be surrounding her book, but it hasn’t help ramp up sales. Love Italian Style is ranked #3,136 on Amazon.com with a rating of 2 stars or less.

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As of October 8, 2013, Melissa’s book sales on Amazon.com for Love Italian Style (per NovelRank.com) are 263 hardcover copies and 940 Kindle copies for a total of 1203 (image above).

In comparison, as of October 8, 2013, Caroline sold 623 hardcover plus 105 Kindle copies of her book, Let Me Tell You Something, for a total of 729 on Amazon.com; and Teresa sold 462 paperback copies of her cookbook, Fabulicious!: On the Grill on Amazon.com.

Melissa’s abysmal book sales are proof that she buys Facebook fans (370,000) and twitter followers (720,000). If her followers were real, and if only 10% of them bought her book, she would have made the Best Sellers’ list. Real fans buy stuff, fake fans don’t.

“All of these Real Housewives twitter accounts are inflated with fake followers. NBC Universal buys them all hundreds of thousands of followers to make them seem popular. Go check out BravoRatings.com to see what these Real Housewives show pull in, in terms of viewership each week. Reality TV is fake as shit.” – Johnny, September 8, 2013, Fame-Whorgas

  1. October 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Ya think? Its got to be the dumbest advice book on the planet. It will be Teresa’s fault, I am sure….

  2. Honnie Badger
    October 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Of course it’s not! First, there needs to be a comma in the title. Second, she’s only married eight years or so, hardly an expert. Third, she’s a nobody in the overall scheme of interest. Oh and fourth, her “advice” is glaringly horrible, including her caveman troglodyte husband’s advice to just rape your siggy other.

    Need I justify more about this tripe and waste of trees and ink?

  3. Honnie Badger
    October 9, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Just for shits and giggle, whatever happened to Caroline’s POS waste of trees and ink?

  4. Iris
    October 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    So, will she have to pay back that 300k she supposedly received? The publishing house make a very stupid mistake with this one. Heck give me 300k and I’ll publish my short story that I wrote when I was 13 (almost made it to the state finals). I could then use that to pay for my 15k a semester tuition fees…

    • October 10, 2013 at 3:36 AM

      I think Johnny Wright taking TSIL on as a client is insane for his career! I think he owe’s someone at Bravo a favor and played along with the storyline this season. I also think the publishing company owe’s Bravo a favor and the $300,000 advance she received from the book came from Bravo! There is no way a respected publisher would publish that asinine book! That’s the only thing I can think of! Bravo/Siren’s were needing to promote their “golden child” in hope’s that she could make them some serious money and it back fired, big time! Bravo/Siren’s found out the “expensive” way that casting TSIL on RHONJ was a big mistake! That is just my opinion/assumption why TSIL seemed to be given these great opportunities that most people work very hard to attain. She is talentless, unlikeable and kind of pathetic! Her conceitedness is her worst enemy and it makes it easier to see some one like her fail. Whoever has been feeding her head with bull needs to stop it because they seemed to have hurt her more than helped her.

      • Patricia
        October 10, 2013 at 4:30 AM

        am thinking Johnny has that talent show that he was telling meho she was going to sing in and sing in front of 1000’s of people. It may be her story line next season and free press and coverage for Johnnys project. ????

        • October 10, 2013 at 7:25 AM

          I think the Red, Hot,and Boom concert down in Florida was the big “concert in front of 150,000 people”. As we have seen from the videos, she was a side show – that was probably not the main stage – and she was an early act. Many people don’t show up until closer to the main attractions (she certainly wasn’t one of those!). And then B/S potrayed it on the show as this huge venue. More lies and deceit.

          Prediction – we will see very little of Johnny Wright collaborating with TSIL. I think the whole thing was arranged by the producers for the show. The same thing with the book – all to give her a storyline. St. Martin’s Press also published Andy’s book.

          • October 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

            OH. I thought famous teenie-bopper producers sign mid-aged housewives in need of vocal training, give then a few hours with a vocal coach, and launch them to super stardom all the time.

            • October 11, 2013 at 1:23 AM

              Every day, baby, every day!

              I don’t remember who said this but someone here made me laugh when they mentioned how Melissa was offended that Teresa talked about a 30 something mom who wants to be a pop star, and the commenter said something like, “Hello, is that not the case? Teresa didn’t lie.” If it’s true that it’s Melissa’s sister who’s the real singer, then this is an even sadder story. She could have built a storyline around helping her sister achieve her dream instead of this farce.

          • Longtimelistenerfirsttimecaller
            October 13, 2013 at 7:21 PM

            They’re also publishing Kathy’s (sorry if this has been mentioned downstream).

        • caffee taylor
          October 10, 2013 at 7:38 AM

          I too think he is going to have a boot camp/sing off reality show where contestants come to the facility in FL and have 1-2 weeks to learn and then sing off. He did it for publicity. That is why they had to pull the unedited radio version of her song because it meant that he didn’t improve her voice.

          • Buck Henry
            October 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM

            Exactly, exactly. He has a show coming out possibly early next year and he used Bravo wifes as a way to advertise. In fact his show may be on Bravo and part of Bravo’s contract may be to cross advertise their talent to help each other. And she had the nerve to tell Andy at the reunion that the original wasn’t her because you where hearing background music and other stuff. What happened is that when she started singing, the guy or system wasn’t ready and it played the stations advertising itself and the autotune wasn’t on. So we heard her real voice. You see that they never showed any camera angles of the front row of fans during the singing just Johnny and the back with Umpa Lumpa. Because they probably saw the fans faces scrunching up and looking nasty from the bad music.

            • elemcee
              October 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM

              They do the station identification on purpose, when a song has not been “officially released” to stop pirating of the music. The station 100% knew what they were doing and did it on purpose so anyone recording in the audience could not sell “clean” copies of the song. She is really, really ignorant of the music business and really ought to stop talking about it.

              I loved that when she was asked about the meaning of the song, she answered as if she had written it, forgetting that the songwriter was filmed with her on several occasions. Too, too funny.

          • October 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

            Just what the world needs. Another stupid singing show. This guy has made himself a loser.
            very bad move.

      • suedechik79
        October 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

        People look at things too much from a material perspective. Money is not an issue unless you are of what I could refer to as part of the lower social structure on this planet right now. Bravo doesn’t just exist – its funded. Where does the trail of money really begin? Youd have to dig pretty deeply to find that one out. They could have paid Melissa $500,000 without one care in the world as to how many books are sold. Johnny Wright, as big as he may seem, is paid by someone pulling his strings. If he was as smart as he is supposed to be, he would stay the heck away from Bravo and a tone deaf former stripper in her 30s. There is game playing afoot.

        The important thing is to keep peoples minds directed at meaningless, trivial stuff like this – its the same reason the sports industry has EXPLODED over the last 30 or so years. It used to just be games, betting. Now there are hundreds of 24/7 channels devoted to sports talk, replays, the seasons are all adjusted so sports are on all the time….it casts an emotional and intellectual net around mens minds. The way they talk about sports now its just like how women talk about Bravo shows (and formerly, soap operas, which are mostly canceled now thanks to reality tv being so much cheaper and attractive to viewers). We spend how much time thinking about and talking about television PROGRAMming? Time is t he only real currency, and they have ours whether we buy that book or not.

        • packerlover
          October 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM

          Excellent post!!!! I love sports, read the blogs, and some of the nasty comments men post in defense of their teams are unbelievable. Just like the housewives. And boy, I totally realize I have wasted way too much time in regards to this show, but for some odd reason, I cant stop 😦 And ewww, that means I contribute to this mess (RhoNJ)

          • suedechik79
            October 10, 2013 at 6:58 PM

            Im fully aware of how much time I waste, and I have yet to figure out how to stop. Lol.

          • Laram
            October 11, 2013 at 12:39 AM

            Please do not generalize. I have supported local PBS annually through thick and thin since a college student. 25 yrs later, never stopped.

            • Laram
              October 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM

              My posts are showing up in places that I never posted. Sorry.

        • October 11, 2013 at 12:36 AM

          I will NEVER watch it, nor allow it in my home.

          Not because of Melissa, but sick of Media controlling non-reality for our youth.

          TCM, AMC lol…

          • suedechik79
            October 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM

            I agree, but that’s the same thing ANY tv show does, even ones on PBS.

      • jennacheryl
        October 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        As long as he doesn’t push her on the radio….I am cool!

  5. October 9, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Glad you put this up. Does anyone one know if I can still read the first chapter online and if so, where can I find it.

    • October 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      I have part of chapter one at the link below (there is a link in that blog for the rest of chapter one):


    • October 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM
      • October 9, 2013 at 9:19 PM

        thank you

      • October 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        Thanks again, finished reading the link. I did feel sorry for her when reading about her fathers death. Just in that short read I understand why the reviews are terrible. She stated she had no friends and how mean everyone was to her, but she was spending the night at a “girlfriend’s” when she receive the news of her father’s death.

        • suedechik79
          October 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM

          She, like a lot of people now, is a spiritually dead person looking for outside sources of approval and adrenaline. Theres the sex, the stripping, the bisexuality, the drugs, the hustling to marry someone with money….and you can tell shes constantly acting. Her entire life is probably an act – she doesn’t seem very human at all. Damage like what she experienced during her childhood is no more or no less than what people have experienced for eons, and it does not excuse any of her behavior. I know WHY she ended up such an emotionally void hustler-type, but she had choices along the way and she chose to end up as such.

  6. Sackem
    October 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    As per my comment on the last page, Miley is admitting to pulling stunts as per Madonna as per Britteny to create controversy for media attention. It is an act, a persona so by Missy saying she was emulating Miley suggests she is constructing controversy, her marriage is an act, for show. Numpty. Missy’s got egg on her face and is trying to save face “yeah guys, you’re so silly, I’m a marketing genius, jeez, how did you not know that’s like, what I was doing”. Poor excuse Missy. The controversy was by accident, the marriage is an act, now please stop with the fake persona! Spin spin spin. We don’t believe any of what you say anyway. Yawn.

    • Laram
      October 11, 2013 at 12:42 AM


      • Laram
        October 11, 2013 at 12:43 AM

        Sociopathics do that. Sad that she believes it in her mind.

  7. October 9, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    It’s “Fifty Shades of Gorga”!!! I almost just lost my dinner. . . .


    • October 9, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      She is so repulsive. she lies as easily as most of us breathe.

      • October 10, 2013 at 3:57 AM

        This is off topic about TSIL’s book but it’s about TSIL. I watched previews for the next reunion episode the one where TSIL is talking about the Giudice’s indictments. Anyway, TSIL appears to be visable upset, so much so, that she can’t even talk. She looks like she’s about to hyperventilate, like she just ran a 100 yard dash in 12 seconds. Well, I’m pretty sure that her being upset is a lie. Her behavior represents an acting technique on “How to cry on the spot”: http://www.wikihow.com/Cry-On-the-Spot. If you have time read the link and pay attention to #’s 3-8!

        Gessie, your right she is a repulsive liar! When you wrote “She lies as easily as most of us breathe”. It hit me that she was faking her whole crying scene and her breathing technique gave her away! Just last year this skank seemed to have contempt for her niece’s and this year when she see’s them she can’t help but cry? She’s such a conniving B word! She’s trying to make the Giudice’s look like selfish parents in her own manipulative way.

        • October 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM

          Everything she does is calculated, sick and fake.

        • elemcee
          October 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

          And of course, she makes it ALL about her! I am so sad; It makes ME so sad. Not I hope the girls mental and emotional well being is not being damaged.

        • Wilbur
          October 11, 2013 at 2:54 PM

          The only reason this pathetic sociopath would be upset if she is upset would be because it impacts HER. If Teresa does end up going to prison, bravo has no more need for Melissa and her kill Teresa act. No Teresa, no Melissa. Melissa sees her meal ticket possibly leaving and she is panicked. She knows she is only there because of Teresa. She is a sick, twisted pig. I saw parts of Sunday’s reunion and tre calls them out for coming on the show just to damaged her. She brought up the christening as an example of everything g being fine and the cameras go up and Joey explodes as if on cue. It was a set up pure and simple.

      • Detroitrockcity
        October 10, 2013 at 8:13 AM

        If I breath that toxic bullsh*t,Id be dead!!? Did you hear her sing?? Or if u can call it “singing” My goodness!! Is there anyone that has ears over there?? Saw the show on line;/ Watched ep.16-17, What a bunch off fakeass bullshit!! Won’t tune in cuz they don’t

    • cguierok
      October 9, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      wow you figured she would say “read the whole book” nope she just harps about reading the whole paragraph instead of the one sentence. whew! thank goodness messy…soooooo just overlook the rest of the garbage in the rest of the book, focus on that one paragraph and not to take the sentence out of context and we’re good to go…gotcha….NOT!!! lmao! i started to dry heave too on the trying/spicing it up in the bedroom 50 shades of gorga..ugh.

      • October 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM

        I DID read the whole paragraph. It was not taken out of context. She doesn’t know what taking something out of context even means. She is a blooming idiot.

        • elemcee
          October 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM

          IKR? I keep laughing when she says that. The quote IS the entire paragraph! It is too funny how crazy these two are.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      more like “Fifty SAD Shades of Gorga” what a delusional,insecure liars!

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM

      What happened to having TB by her side during damage control interviews? lol Just because her family and her husband supports her “no matter what” she does or says, does not mean the rest of the world will.

      When ask if she would change the wording, she said no. Because she said no, I think the publishers should turn her book around, rip the cover off, and retitle it “How I get what I want” by Melissa Gorga.

    • Laram
      October 11, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      A couple of them are seriously not mentally stable. At all. It is actually sad, bc their fame quest, the show, our comments, I believe, on the blogs and their attention is going to break them.

      I’m not being sarcastic. Can’t stand their mindset, behavior, etc. but it has to stop somewhere. I do not want to comment on Jaq, Melissa or Kathy anymore, and I won’t.

      • Laram
        October 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM

        Put me in a room with Caroline, And that is a different story. She is not anything but a bitch, hypocrite, and you want to see a true Irish redhead go after with a tongue lashing a fake person, and fake redhead, watch out. It takes a lot for my Sagitarian, and philosophical self to call BS, when I do, it is like the Litigator to a jury that wins.

        Caroline is on my last nerve, therefore, I need to not watch her, try an understand her by her podcasts which is worse than watching paint dry, it is eating paint–with lead.

        Screw her sanctimonious (sp) bs!

  8. October 9, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Shocked … so they are outselling Teresa’s current book?

    • October 9, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      These are Teresa’s stats for Sept/Oct in comparison to Melissa’s – but it should be kept in mind Teresa’s book has been out since May.

      Last Sale: 3 hours
      October Sales: 15
      September Sales: 48
      Current Rank: 65,243
      Sales Rank Stats chevron down
      Best Rank: 2,238
      Worst Rank: 60,604
      Average: 15,089
      Std Dev: 10,767

      Last Sale: 54 days,
      18 hours
      October Sales: 0
      September Sales: 0
      Current Rank: 1,196,641
      Sales Rank Stats chevron down
      Best Rank: 14,629
      Worst Rank: 1,041,870
      Average: 373,726
      Std Dev: 289,767

      Last Sale: 4 days,
      17 hours
      October Sales: 1
      September Sales: 0
      Current Rank: 79,855
      Sales Rank Stats chevron down
      Best Rank: 1,550
      Worst Rank: 167,622
      Average: 64,030
      Std Dev: 37,680

  9. Kay
    October 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    To the Women Defending This Book…, October 9, 2013
    By Alessa – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage (Hardcover)
    The only thing I found more embarrassing than this book has been the amount of women reviewers on here who are crowing about how it’s such delightful little tome about a sexy marriage, and asserting that we’re either “jealous haters” or clueless about making our partners want us.

    I have more than enough to say about the content of the book, which was rife with spelling errors, glaring grammar and syntax issues, repetition of themes, nonsensical contradictions, the lack of any attention to conceiving a timeline that readers could logically follow, self-congratulations, falsehoods and fabrications, and outright delusional ideations. The verbal, emotional, and quite possibly physical abuse has also been pointed out by many other readers.

    But I’m going to ignore all these in order to address the women who tout it as a great, sexy advice book and who resort to juvenile taunts along the infamous “jealous haters” theme.

    Exactly what part of the marriage that Melissa Gorga describes is desirable, let alone sexy? What constitutes an ideal marriage to you women? I’m honestly urging you to think about this. I think the general consensus among all human beings is that we want a reliable, secure kind of love and affection that can withstand the test of time and temptation. Even if we can argue that love can never be truly unconditional, the constant threat of abandonment and/or betrayal promotes perpetual feelings of strife, fear, jealousy, insecurity, and maybe even self-hatred.

    Do you women also truly believe that you shouldn’t be “allowed” to have friends or social obligations outside the home? Do you truly believe that your value as a human being should be delegated to “women chores” like cooking, cleaning, and changing diapers? No one here is arguing that maintaining a household and child-rearing isn’t important. The question here is… Is that the one role that we must slip into in order to have happy, sexy marriages?

    Are you women truly happy with a man who can’t be bothered to do the dishes after you’ve had a long day, or clean up after his own child? To most modern women like myself, there is nothing sexier than a man who takes an active role in parenting.

    As far as the tone of the book, beyond the grossly distorted and inflated sense of self Gorga is victim to, she comes off as condescending and presumptuous to her readers. Believe it or not, women know how to shave our legs, get our hair done, and stay in shape. None of this is new. But to suggest we should do it for our husbands is saddening to me. Proper hygiene and pride in self is about respect for yourself, not creating a mask for the world in order to avoid abandonment.

    In summation, since high school Melissa Gorga appears to have gone through a startling physical transformation. Beyond obvious cosmetic procedures on her face (nose jobs, veneers, fake eyelashes, hair extensions) and her body (breast implants), she seems to discourage any sort of natural self-projection to the world; she preaches masking oneself in makeup every day and other beauty-obsessed toiletries. The only thing this all suggests to me is the picture of a tortured woman who is mired in insecurity and self-hatred. It’s as if she doesn’t believe that women are deserving of loyal, honest love without this rigorous daily presentation process.

    And finally, to address the “passion” argument of the “sexy factor” of this book: well, most women view a satisfactory sex life as one in which sex is a bonding, mutually pleasurable experience, not a chore or a last resort to avoid betrayal or angry outbursts.

    After reading this, do you, the women defending this book as golden advice, ascribe to this woman’s marriage as the one you strive for? What is your definition of being a Queen and treated like royalty, if it’s not being treated with respect, unrelenting loyalty, and sensitivity?

    As a final thought– just because someone uses the tagline “this is what works for me,” does not make the promotion of these dysfunctional standards justifiable. There are plenty of battered women or codependent wives who truly believe that “this is what works” in their particular relationship as well.

    Just food for thought to those women who defend or admire this book and the unacceptable standards it ascribes to.

    • caffee taylor
      October 9, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      Wow – what a well written and thoughtful review. Was she a verified purchaser?

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      October 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      She has the self esteem of a prostitute. My normal wit on pause for a moment. When you look at her attitudes towards men and sex it becomes clear she is nothing more than a dolled up hooker. She believes in being subservient to men. She believes in available at all times to satisfy the sexual desires of a man. She intimates sex is a tool to gain money or material things. Whatever the reasons in her past to lead her to this point – she is nothing more than a common prostitute. St Martin’s Press shows thier true colors as nothing more than a hard cover version of US Weekly or the Enquirer to publish such embarassing garbage.

      • JerseyG
        October 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM

        I agree Saddle – But I don’t believe for one second she “believes” in being subservient to men. She’s always in control, she just lets them think they’re having their way.

        I don’t believe for one second that what she wrote in that BS “book” goes on in her house. No house frau would be calling her husband out as an idiot and walking him away from an “issue” on national tv if she had no say in how it was all run and done (or wrote that book, or lived by one structurally challenged sentence out of it) .

        This is just one more act of the mess known as Missy.

        MAYBE when Messy was a nobody (and she still is to anyone and everyone who doesn’t watch RHONJ) Joe had that kind of control over her, but that doesn’t exist today. Even then, I highly doubt it. How could any man who was the master of the home and loved his sister and parents, end up on a show where his debut was when he and bitched out his sick dad and sister?

        Melissa is that chick who will do whatever she needs to in order to get what she wants. She’s no wilting flower, she knows EXACTLY what she does. So in that regard, she’s not subservient, she’s in control, but the guy she’s managed to marry (hasn’t kicked her to the curb like the others) doesn’t KNOW it.

        She left that part OUT of her book. You know, how to use sex for immediate personal gain and kids as long-term investments (before you figure out your husband is in debt). She also left out what to do when that 5 carat comes up fake.

        She also left out : What to do when mommy kicks you out of the house and you live with a boyfriend in his parents house and they kick you out too. Top 10 reasons why one shouldn’t go through the boyfriends parent’s mail…or the boyfriend’s. How NOT to be a creepy stalker.

        She’s no victim.

        • Confused
          October 10, 2013 at 12:36 PM

          I absolutely agree that Messy uses sex to gain the advantage in here marriage. She uses it as a form of mind control over her pussy whipped husband. We used to call that a prick-tease (pardon the foul language) — she takes it to a level of perfection!

          • cguierok
            October 10, 2013 at 9:37 PM

            totally agree!!!! they get so offended when (tre-especially) says he is pussy whipped…well DUH! that is because he IS!!! no wonder tb and tsil get so mad, the truth hurts!

    • October 9, 2013 at 11:25 PM


    • Bella
      October 10, 2013 at 1:20 AM

      Absolutely agree with everything you wrote! Please tell me you have posted this on Amazon and Barnes & Noble as your review for this disgusting book. If not, you should!

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      Loved this, thank you for sharing.

    • Lue
      October 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      As a 25 year old hoping to someday marry the love of my life, I found what I have read of Melissa’s book to be very sad. I have a 13 year old sister and 17 year old niece and hope that they would never buy into the juvenile thing’s Melissa advises in her book either.

      I hope that my marriage will be based on real love, respect, hard work (in the office and at home from myself AND my husband), and trust…not my vagina. I will marry a man who can keep his temper in check because of the level of respect he has for me and my feelings rather than how often I “give it up.” I plan to marry a man who plays with our children AND changes their diapers, a man who encourages me to spend time with my girlfriends (my other soul mates) because he doesn’t want me to sacrifice the other relationships I have spend years cultivating because he sees the joy that it brings me (and because he trusts me enough to let me out of his sight).

      Joe is blinded by sex and Melissa is blinded by greed (financial and her ego) I feel the most sorry for Antonia. I hope that she breaks this cycle and does not grow up to falsely believe that this is what love is supposed to look like.

      • October 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        You are wise beyond your years Lue. Great post.

      • suedechik79
        October 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        Melissas mother didn’t break the cycle nor did Melissa. Almost no hope for their kids….blood habits are extremely hard to overcome.

    • suedechik79
      October 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      The book should be taken as a fictionalized autobiography rather than an advice book.

  10. Anonymous
    October 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    is teresas grill book on best sellers yet?

    • October 10, 2013 at 4:11 AM

      Sadly, no. :(. My reasoning would be that more people cook inside than outside?

      • LifeIsGood
        October 10, 2013 at 7:05 AM

        According to Heather Maclean (T’s coauthor), New York Times consolidated the categories of books and eliminated the category where T’s previous books were listed. As a result, her book became a much smaller fish in a much larger pond. This happened just prior to publication.

        I’m not sure what the raw sales numbers were but I’m sure they were good.

        • elemcee
          October 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

          Looking at the lists each Friday, this would appear to be true. There have been fewer categories for awhile.

  11. Jersey
    October 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    What is the total number sales of Teresa’s latest book

  12. caffee taylor
    October 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I think Melissa went blonde in order to detract from the fact that she had another nose job and maybe something done with her eyes? She was wearing sunglasses the whole time on the last episode at Teresa’s home.

    • Russkaya
      October 11, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      She had an eye lift I think. I noticed she kept blinking weird at the reunion. Like one eye was lagging. Also another nose job. She is starting to look like a different person. Maybe she saw how she looked on season 3 and 4 and didn’t like how she looked or she is that insecure that she keeps getting more work done. She looks so fake now.

  13. Sharon
    October 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Kay, thank you for posting that. It’s a shame so many women look up to this messed up “celebrity”.

    • Kay
      October 10, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Yes it is a shame….can’t believe im fixing to say this but I was married to a man like Joe Gorga and its not pretty behind closed doors…. and it took me 20 years to finally leave. The sad thing is if I wrote a book a lot of what she says would be in my book and its called abuse. Make no mistake she is not the boss of anything….she can call him idiot all day long doesn’t matter…behind closed doors hes the boss….the sad thing is their children will think that is love….just like my daughter did until I left and remarried a man who is loving, sharing , caring etc….and now she knows what love is…….

      • JerseyG
        October 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM

        I’m sorry to hear that.

        But I have to disagree with you when it comes to the Gorga BS.

        I think Melissa is the head of the mess in her house and always has been. If not? Joe Gorga wouldn’t have such a stick up his behind about his parents and sister.

        I also highly doubt that the wanna be Marco sisters would sit back and love on Joe Gorga if Melissa didn’t control his crotch from day one.

        Sumpy talks, but that’s all he’s worth. His wife leads and he follows.

        IMO, her book is full of CRAP. I don’t believe what she says two sentences in a row, let alone a short paragraph.

        • Isolde
          October 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM

          I don’t believe for one minute that TSIL does not rule the roost and control her husband (and as Teresa put it, is pussy whipped). I think TB is a jealous man and that is because his wife has given him reason to be because of all the rumors and her past. I do believe he may have some old fashioned beliefs, but he does not control her. I believe TSIL and the whole Marco clan control him, if not, there would be no issues with his sister and parents. He would have put his foot down (as the saying goes), and said this is the way it is going to be, and there will be no problems or talk against my family. However, that has not been the case.

          I believe this book is a combination of what she thinks she has to say about being sexy, and what will capture her audience. She isn’t too bright and neither is he, so of course, they got it wrong. However, I do not believe that is what her life is really like, nor their sex life. There are just some people who like rough sex, and I believe they are that couple (seems to me, I remember something about Bryan? mentioning something about her sexual appetite and possibly liking a little rough stuff). I think she thinks that way, and TB accommodates her. Neither of them have a clue what a real marriage and intimacy are about. I don’t think she really cares about pleasing her husband and making sure the house is clean, meals are on the table, etc. This couple goes out way too much and parties way too much, to depict a couple that lives a nice quiet, wife at home, kids fed and put to bed, and then meals on the table when he gets home from work. Really, as she struck anyone as that type of wife or woman since she has been on the show??

          The book is a concoction of lies about her past and her life, and then her lies regarding what she does to please her husband. She cares only about what she can get out of life, and how much. Personally, I think he goes along with it all, so she doesn’t leave him, because as we all have seen, he is a really insecure person. I don’t believe this woman is controlled or abused, but as others have said, set the book up to look that way for her own future reasons, and he is too naive and dumb to realize it. He is in love with her much more than she is with him, and I think he knows it. If she had titled her book, How to Be a Golddigger, then the book would have been more believable. A marriage advice book, it is not, and the book is fiction because it is filled with so many lies and inconsistencies. No one I know wants a marriage like that, and I think he makes such neanderthal statements in the book, because he doesn’t want to admit he is pussy whipped and knows he has come across that way, and that’s what people are saying about him. TSIL thinks she is clever like a fox, but she has forgotten that so many people have seen through her because of the show. She really does think she is all that, but viewers realize that they are just making fools of themselves, and don’t have sense enough to realize it.

          • October 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM

            A great post ,as usual.

          • October 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM


      • elemcee
        October 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        One of my best friends was in a marriage like this. After having been friends for about five years, I moved her out of state, and the psycho could not find her. He periodically calls her and tells her he is coming to my house to “get me”. She has met a wonderful man, who adores her and does not try to control her. I am glad you were able to find happiness Kay!

      • suedechik79
        October 10, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Melissa is the boss. Abused kids can take a lot of abuse, that’s all, and Joey has a lot to get out. She takes it and might seem like shes not in control, but its a part of a larger scheme.

      • Anonymous
        October 10, 2013 at 1:20 PM

        ms kay I think that used to be the case with meho.as you said it is abuse,i was married at 14 he 18 you all know who I am I was in that same abuse til 1973.i was 28 yrs old and couldnot take anymore N FOR MY KIDS TOO.so I went to police ,my hubby was jus doing what he saw in his home..((((((((((((it all STOPPED)))))))))))))))) then as I told you all he was saved in 1977 and our whole house is saved now ,praise GOD.we pray together we talk things out ,,,as much as I can remember,,hehe we have been married 54 yrs lthis past tuesday,we love each other ,respect ,and consider each other
        but I do think meho by her actions when she called him an idiot, she is in charge now and has been for a long time,she is street smart wise
        lov lov lov you all blessings

        • elemcee
          October 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

          Good for you! I am proud of you for standing up for yourself and your children, and then finding the strength to work it out. You are a strong lady. Your husband is a good man for working to be a better person. I love your stories, I really do think you should write a book. If you do not want to do the writing, dictate it and have someone you trust transcribe it. I would love to read more about your life!

        • Isolde
          October 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

          Completely agree anonymous, and God bless your family.

        • October 10, 2013 at 9:39 PM

          54 years! Congratulations Ms. Celi ✟

        • cguierok
          October 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM

          wow anonymous thank you for sharing your story. you had a happy ending, your husband had a “wake up call” ( so to speak) and i guess the difference was he had to been genuinely remorseful and did change for the better it sounds like. i know for myself, i had too prayed and hoped my ex would get that wake up call, or see err in his ways and stop. he would be on his “honeymoon” phase but alas it would always go back to square one and even escalate ( as sadly it seems to be in most cases).after so many times i was pushed to the point of no longer caring and once great love turned into hatred and resentment and there was that survival spark born( and led me to escape after 10 years and 2 kids) yes there are a few cases ( yours and i think phil/kay from duck dynasty and a few other couples locally i know) have that “against all odds” successful love story/180 degree turn around from a bad SOB to a good and loving husband, and god bless you two for having it 🙂
          i try to believe the best in people and have hope for all, but sometimes you gotta know when to fold up..cut my loses and move on.

        • October 10, 2013 at 10:02 PM

          Oh my dear Celi, I have been reading randomly, while gardening, cooking and watching my recordings of Judge Judy. Happy Anniversary! Big hugs and prayers to you both and your entire family. You, my dear, should be writing a marriage advice book.

        • October 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM

          Celi – Congratulations on 54 years of marriage and may you be blessed with many more!!! You are such a treasure here and give so much to all of us. love, love, love you too!!! 😀

          • October 10, 2013 at 11:38 PM

            MS .IGUICEROK
            LOVE YOU ALL CELI

  14. October 9, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I always knew there was no way she had that many twitter followers. This book proves it with out a doubt.

  15. Enga
    October 10, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    I really think that Melissa is living vicariously through Teresa and that to her Teresa has a hot and sexy marriage. She paints her self as a victim to excuse the way her life has turned out by blaming all these people in her past, her father, people from H.S, and being forced to work at a bikini bar/gentlemans club/srip joint or whatever because she was struggling to pay for college,(insert eyeroll to the back of the head). I have been to college and may not be the most educated person (associates degree in Baking and Pasrty Arts as well as a technical diploma in Bakery Production). I had to take English I and II as part of my program and there is no way this woman has a Teaching degree with all the errors in this book. I dont know how she got it if she has one. The book reads like something a teenager would liken a marriage to, or someone’s idea of what a happy marriage consists of that dosent have a clue. Anyone who would take this book seriously is a damn fool. MELISSA I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU!!!

    • elemcee
      October 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      I agree, Enga. TSIL is trying to be everyone but herself. Not that I blame her. I would not want to be her either.

  16. Enga
    October 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    This book is an EPIC FAIL on so many levels. Her own words ” My book is not a cookbook”. Maybe it should have been you stupid woman. Something like “How I keep my marriage hot and sexy with spicy Italian meals in 30 minutes or less”, we all know you cant cook but even that would have been believable. TAKE A PAGE OUT OF THERESA’S BOOK, get your own life and quit copying hers! LEAVE WRITING BOOKS ABOUT MARRIAGE TO THE PROFESSIONALS!!!

  17. Laram
    October 10, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    This is getting pitiful. Has anyone seen “Super Soul Sunday”, or “Life Class” on OWN? Now that is something we can all share and talk about in this community.

    So sick of hearing or seeing Marcos/Wakilies. I want to vomit!

  18. Laram
    October 10, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Sorry, I thought this hWife BS was ending a couple of weeks ago!

    So sick if it. Can we change format after Reunion part deux?

  19. Enga
    October 10, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Laram I agree with you totally. This woman just erks me. I dont post too often but sometimes I just have to call her and the others out on their BS. I’m sure that most of us share your thoughts on this whole trainwreck that is Bravo. It will be over soon. FAME has stated that she is going to change the blog and not do anymore HW stuff. It will be a welcomed change. I for one hope that we have a recipe corner (Foodie Fanitic), lol and movie/family shows reviewswithout all the drama of course. She said she was open to all ideas. Cant wait to see what she comes up with.

  20. Enga
    October 10, 2013 at 2:18 AM


  21. Spaghetti Kitten
    October 10, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Fascinating blog Famey! (per usual) Wishing I knew a way to get the first two months of book release of Teresa/Caroline and then Melissa’s sales in a side by side? Just as you state…real fans buy real products!

    Loving the comments here and at the end of last blog too.

  22. October 10, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    I thought she wrote the book because people kept asking her how her marriage is kept so ‘fresh and sexy’

    I could write a book about Einstein’s theory of relativity. The only thing I know is that E=MC2. The rest I could make up, just to be controversial. 🙂

    • LifeIsGood
      October 10, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      You know more about the Theory of Relativity that Meho knows about a healthy marriage. I’m sure your book will make a lot more sense and contain more truths than this waste of paper.

      • October 11, 2013 at 5:50 AM

        I probably know more about a healthy marriage too! I have been with my man for 9 years, we have three children and aren’t married, but our relationship is real and not faked for TV cameras so I probably know more than she does! 😉

  23. October 10, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Taking the marital rape issue out of the equation, here is a perspective given on TSIL”s “book” from a website that gives dating and marriage advice. Excerpts from the book are double-bracketed:

    “MARRIAGE ADVICE: A Fresh Take on Real Housewife of NJ Melissa Gorga’s New Book
    Written by: Elisa Freese Oct. 8, 2013

    If you haven’t heard about it, Melissa Gorga of Real Housewives of New Jersey recently released a book of marriage advice called Love Italian Style and it has a lot of people talking. Internet outlet Jezebel published a scathing review on some of Gorga’s so-called tips on how to have a happy marriage like hers.

    Many of the excerpts mentioned in the Jezebel article portray Gorga’s marriage as sexist and may not necessarily be good advice for a vast majority of women out there.

    If you think that Melissa Gorga’s take is far from a positive outlook on marriage, take a look at the revisions that I would make if I was writing a book about happy marriage:

    [[When gender roles are confused, sexual roles are, too. If he’s at the sink and then changing diapers, then who throws down in the bed? In our marriage, Joe is always the man, doing masculine things. I’m the woman, and I do the female things, including housework.]]

    Unlike the Gorgas, many people today believe that men and women should share the responsibilities of a household. Unless you have some sort of firm belief in these gender roles, it’s 100% okay to share responsibilities like cleaning and cooking with your husband. You’re in this relationship together, so why not help each other out every now and then? Plus, doing things together will make your tasks more enjoyable.

    [[After a fourteen-hour workday, if a man comes home and there’s no dinner on the table, and his wife is on the phone, watching TV, or on the computer ignoring him, he won’t feel respected.]]

    This gem comes from Gorga’s husband, Joe, and showcases a very old school representation of relationships. While you shouldn’t ignore your husband when he gets home, it’s okay if you’re doing your own thing at that very second he walks in the door. There are many men out there that don’t mind cooking together after work or don’t expect their wife to cook dinner every night. A woman shouldn’t have to handle every household chore just because the man thinks that’s how it should go.

    [[Listen, we all love to hang out with our single friends…You can’t make a habit of it when you are married.]]

    Gorga says that you should hang out with married people when you are married because you’re less likely to get into trouble. If you have a loving and respectful relationship with your husband, there’s no way you would get into “trouble.” It’s pretty simple: if you go out with your single friends and they’re on the prowl, support them, but don’t do anything stupid. Don’t cut your single friends out of your life just because you got married.

    [[But then again, that’s what a spouse is for. You get to release your stress on someone you trust, who you know won’t hold it against you.]]

    Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you are your partner’s punching bag. If your husband has a bad day and flips out on you for it, that’s not okay, especially if its a habit. Yes, of course, some things will happen over the course of a marriage that will aggravate one of you, but that doesn’t give either of you the right to take it out on the one person who is on your side no matter what. Also, I would most definitely hold it against my husband if they tried pulling that nonsense with me all of the time. My advice? Try to calm your husband down and talk it out, even if it’s like pulling teeth.”


    • October 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Thanks for sharing Jeannie.

  24. Squeezy
    October 10, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    The grammar is horrible. Maybe she should take a Class with the Countess

  25. tulip
    October 10, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    I hope everyone makes a comment on VH1’s facebook page that Melissa lied about how well her book sales are going.

    • Detroitrockcity
      October 10, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      She lied in her book and nobody gave her a “HEADS UP!!?” WOW!! Great minds must think alike!; )

  26. Detroitrockcity
    October 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    I have been married 33+years! Don’t try and tell me its ok for a man to do those things!!? My husband would never think of doing that to me!! He’d be gone and I would be doing time! Never wanted my hair pulled, clothes, ripped of!! Please don’t send this message to our daughters, sisters, friends:( Hey Messy!! This is not “OK”!? Going through “stuff” with my bf and you are sending a very twisted message to our youth!! Like asking Miley for advice!!Grow -up!! You can hurt or help, but you need to take off your”FAME GOOGLES”!!; /

    • Detroitrockcity
      October 10, 2013 at 8:45 AM

      I have seen abuse of all types, and my insides are screaming right now!! Nobody likes it!! Its wrong!! Not sexy!! BAN THIS BOOK!!!””””!

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM

      TSIL must be hard headed if she accepts having her hair pulled! I wonder if TB ever did an Ashley/Ashlee and pulled out her weave? That would be a question the ask her, “Has TB ever pulled out your weaves? If so, did that spoil the moment? When he rips off your clothes are they the designer clothes you borrow?”. For someone as high maintenance as TSIL, TB’s beating could get expensive!

      • Detroitrockcity
        October 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM

        Ouch!! Kickem in the balls and bring out the “windex and papertowles” My Big Fat Misstake” !! Black is “black”!! ; ) OHOH!!!

    • Detroitrockcity
      October 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      Goggles ^^ 🙂 ^^ :)?!

    • tam
      October 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Well now this is normal for Joe Gorga, after all he was accused of raping a young lady in college…Joe Gorga is bat shit crazy and you can tell by those animal eyes of his,and if you can’t tell by that, just check out the way this animal acts. I have a thing for lions, I have since i was a little girl. I study about them and their nature, and as vicious as a lion can be I would deem them less harmful than that lunatic Joe Gorga. Now that says something when a person would prefer being around a lion than a human. Well I’ll take that back, the human part, because Joe Gorga is a Baboon if not he’s closely related to one by the way he acts, hell i think even Melissa could concur..although not publicly, she’s still trying to convince everyone of their “Love Itialian Style”..lol,lol,lol.

      • suedechik79
        October 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        speaking of Lions, hes a leo. A Leo on steroids? Erm. Bad news.

        • cguierok
          October 10, 2013 at 9:51 PM

          oh great hes a leo too???? ( so i am i) however i am nothing like him! im not vain. im not a roid rage aholic. nor am i pussy whipped weenie 🙂

      • October 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        I became fascinated with lions (all cats in general, big and small) after watching the actual footage John Rendall and Anthony “Ace” Bourke took of Christian, the lion they bought at Harrods department store. When I comment on the Bravo blogs, Christian is my avatar.

        • cguierok
          October 10, 2013 at 10:58 PM

          momajackie i love big cats too ( guess it must be the leo in me LOL) leopards and jaguars are my favorite. i did see that clip of those guys being reunited with christian after he was in the wild. incredible! have you read “the cats of shambala” by tippi hedren? i read it when i was younger and found it incredible. lot of unique photos of her and her big cats she has and the sanctuary she created for them.

          • tam
            October 11, 2013 at 9:37 AM

            I’m a Leo also…lol. I love Lions, Joe Gorga is a disgrace to our Zodiac sign, and I would never come a Lion to Jo Gorga. There is no comparison, the Lion wins everytime…lol,lol

            • tam
              October 11, 2013 at 9:37 AM

              I meant to say compare a Lion with Jo Gorga..lol

  27. tulip
    October 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    I wonder why Melissa hasn’t put out her blog yet on Bravo’s site? My guess is that she is once again, trying to come up with more stupid reasons for why she wrote the book. The Miley Cyrus comparison she is trying to make is laughable.

  28. October 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    The fact she compared her to Miley Cyrus is a joke! Regardless of Miley’s hilariously sad actions during the VMA’s Miley is actually talented. Melissa genuinely thought her book was going to be a best seller but because people saw her true colors her book was a dud. We saw the way she talks to Joe during their trip to Arizona. She was calling him stupid and an idiot. Her marriage does not look remotely close as an ideal marriage. I can’t wait for the entire cast to be against Melissa because it’s coming.

    • Detroitrockcity
      October 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      Miley can carry a tune of sorts;) Messy is just that “A Mess”!!!!”!””!!!!

      • Detroitrockcity
        October 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM

        Please don’t tell me she’s getting on the”Wrecking Ball”!!!: o

        • October 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

          No, but I swear, it would not surprise me if a video of the Gorgas surfaced of them having sex
          got lost during the move and just happened to show up on the internet for the viewing public’s pleasure after a donation to PayPal to start a charity for exploited celebrities to ensure that this never happens to an innocent couple again!

          • Saddle_River_NJ
            October 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM

            Why would anyone want to watch a video of a dumb chick texting mindlessly while some lawn jockey in a cap spends 30 seconds to relieve himself. Its like some gruesome fairy tale – the evil princess and a dwarf…..

            • October 10, 2013 at 6:28 PM

              OMG! You are killing me. Thanks for the belly laugh.

    • October 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      They don’t have to ban the book, it has banned itself.

    • GPM
      October 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      The other obvious difference is that TSIL is 14 years older than Miley!

      Who on earth would compare a 34-year-old mother of three with a 20-year-old?

      And ITA that Miley actually is talented — which is logical when you consider that she comes from a family of successful singers and began singing herself as a child. That is how people who really do have talent discover and subsequently develop their talents.

      Bravo’s promotion of TSIL’s “singing” not only insults viewer’s intelligence but it also insults people with real talent who have invested time and money developing their talent. It’s so offensive!

      • suedechik79
        October 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        Her emotional growth is very stunted. Does she ever act like a mother in her 30s?

  29. Detroitrockcity
    October 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Hows about this for breaking news? M GodDaughter was on the party bus with Eminems daughter! He paid for everything!! They had a blast, Haley won prom queen!! She looked so beautiful!! Wish I could show you the pics, really;)!!

    • GPM
      October 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      Ah, Eminem — such a talent and such demons. I always wish him well.

      He has always seemed to me to be a truly caring father. Please tell me that she’s sweet and lovely and not obnoxious and entitled like the Manzo offspring! I’d hate to think she won her crown as a result of his ability to pay for what I’m sure was a grand party bus.

    • October 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      I am happy your Goddaughter had a great time.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      I don’t really like rap but Eminem’s one song with the verse, “two trailer park girls go round the outside, round the outside” is a pretty catchy tune. I’m happy that your GodDaughter was able to experience partying with a famous singer’s daughter. I did see a pic of Hailey on people.com and she did look beautiful.

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      There was an article somewhere about Haley winning homecoming queen…she has turned into such a beautiful young lady. The article said Em watched from inside the school on a TV so as to let her have HER moment and not have others be distracted by him. People can say what they want about him, but he has been an amazing father from all the accounts that I’ve heard and OWNS his stuff.

      • cguierok
        October 10, 2013 at 9:54 PM

        ive heard that about em too ( stood in the background, so his daughter could have her time to shine 🙂 i have to give him credit too, he has raised a beautiful little girl into a lady and despite battling his own demons, which like bree said he admits and owns his fault. got to respect him for that if nothing else.

  30. October 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Anybody can write a book I guess. My thoughts on Melissa’s book are a little different than most, but here goes.
    What she is describing is a way to keep your husband sexually satisfied, but…at what expense? If all you want is for your husband to use you for sex no matter what’s happening in REAL LIFE, then by all means, take Mel’s advice. It MIGHT keep your husband happy if he’s a shallow, horny pig-but it won’t be a mutually satisfying, adult relationship. You will end up resentful of everything he does, and think less of yourself in the process. Every time you submit when you don’t want to, or let your husband treat you like a blow-up doll, it will leave a black mark on your psyche until eventually there is nothing there but a big, black hole.
    This book is all about how to keep your adolescent hubby “happy”-supposedly so he won’t stray. Unfortunately, if all you have between you is sex, husbands WILL stray because there’s always another “skank” out there who will use her sexual skills to trump yours-then what? How about what happens if and when you are no longer physically able to perform…? Sex isn’t the main course in a marriage, but lots of (immature) men-and women-think it is. The Gorgas marriage is a perfect example of what a union looks like with sex as the foundation. No thanks.

    • teramusique
      October 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      I totally agree. Everything about their marriage has revolved around sex, and they have constantly shoved it down our throats since they came on in Season 3.

      What they have said and shown to their children, just on the show is revolting. I can’t imagine what kind of behavior those kids have been exposed to off-camera.

      Both Joe and Melissa are former strippers- Joe admits it while Melissa avoids it because our society judges women for being sexual much more than we do men.

      • suedechik79
        October 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        There was a video on keek (I think that’s the site). 30 or so seconds showing Melissa and Joe high on something, self videoing and little Joey in the corner, playing alone, at what Melissa claimed was 10, 1030 or 11pm. She wasn’t sure. That sort of bedtime was/is NEVER on the agenda for any kid I knew of that age.

        • Sharon
          October 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM

          Melissa actually said somewhere that the kids go to bed when the kids feel like it.

        • Sharon
          October 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM

          I found keek.com but can not find that particular video listed under Gorga. What should we search for? Thank you.

        • October 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM

          I hadn’t remembered how f-ed up she (especially) seemed to be in that keek. Wow.

        • October 11, 2013 at 6:04 AM

          I think she is stoned on the vid.

          • Russkaya
            October 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

            Every scene in the show the kids are always playing on the floor by themselves. She never interacts with them. If she does its telling them to be quiet or do something other than what they’re doing. In her book she claims the kids are used to the cameras and hey aren’t affected by it, then why do they come across so meek. Teresa and juicy always interact with their kids. Remember the Halloween episode TSILs kids were wearing Kmart bought outfits, she spent no effort getting them ready and they didn’t even act happy to take them trick or treating they couldn’t wait to be done with it so they could go party. They used camera time to show themselves getting ready and going partying, Teresa on the other hand spent time with her kids and said Halloween is all about the kids. That’s just one example of how fake she is and how she only cares about herself. It’s really sad for the kids. I can’t stand her, I actually read her book just to see how much she lies and wow it’s worse than I thought it would be. It’s full of lies and contradictions compared to what we see on the show.

    • suedechik79
      October 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      See, Melissa was already a used up black hole just looking to settle with an abuser. Along came Joe and the rest is history! Her psyches been long gone for a long time. I agree with your comment.

  31. October 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Teresa did well with her ventures, because she made her move at the right time, with the right products. If Caroline would have written her advice book at that time, the book would have sold. I even believed the things Caroline was spewing back then. Caroline and Jac could have done their family cookbook at the same time Teresa did. They could have been at signings together and they ALL would have struck goal. Before I knew Jac was made of plastic, I may have purchased a beauty book. Truth be told, they were too lazy and too jealous to do it at that time and now it is too late.

    At one time I believe everyone loved all of the housewives of New Jersey. The audience may have liked one more than another. Now, thanks to Bravo and the “taking down of Teresa”, the audience, that still exists, is divided. Between the bullying, backstabbing, fighting, rages, foul mouths and all of the lies, most people are done. They will not be spending their hard earned dollars on the products any of the housewives promote. This is why I believe Teresa’s grilling book did not do as well, as the others. Her once fans just stopped watching the program because of the way she was treated.

    It appears Bravo has cut off their nose, to spite their face. I predict there will be no Real Housewives of any city within three years. All programs come to and end and these are sinking fast. I also believe Andy will go down with the ship. I do not recall Bravo having any of their new programs flying up the ratings chart in the last few years.

    If Caroline, Jac, Melissa and Kathy get together and write a book about the places that loan them items, offer them free food/items, the places they love to shop in, etc., they could even throw in a few of Andy’s favorite places. I would buy it, just to have a list of the places where I would never spend my money.

    • Sharon
      October 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Oh can’t you just see it now? The gal “Jane Doe” who used to run the Marco Sisters Anti-Teresa network along with a few ex-Bravo producers and MeHo’s bridesmaids all get together and write a book. Possibly the actual cast members will be under contract to shut up until they are dead BUT others know the truth.
      I’m smiling……

    • October 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Fire them all, fire Andy. Give Theresa a show to spite them and Andy

      • Debster
        October 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

        Fire Andy too! Trying to make two very stupid, very nasty creatures “stars.”

    • elemcee
      October 10, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      Moma, I think that is your daughter in your avatar. What a beauty! You did good!

    • October 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Teresa earned a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. Danielle Staub also obtained the same degree at the same Berkely college. Danielle is class of 1984, I am not sure when Teresa graduated. It makes sense that Teresa and Danielle became friends with people connected to fashion. The Lauritas had a clothing company called Signature Apparel. Kim D. has Poshe.

      If you look at the Social Scene, Dina Manzo who is an interior designer, can be found in photos with people during New Jersey fashion Week, and she has hosted fashion fundraisers. Caroline had a children’s clothing & accessory line as well as hand bags. I think the expectation was for Teresa to enhance the business ventures of Caroline’s family, not take off like a rocket and outshine them with her own products.

  32. October 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Best comment from all about trh about clip showing caroline vs teresa:
    This is the best blog ever says:

    Lmao.. Is this for real?

    Did caroline forget how her daughter called Teresa’s kids raised by wolves, talking about her legal issues, her issues with her cousin and sister in law and brother, her husband going to jail before it was even a big topic, them divorcing, them cheating….. You are a joke caroline and a hypocrite.

    Just because you are louder, doesn’t make you smarter

    By the way, when caroline kept asking repeatedly if Teresa saw them fighting with her own two eyes..teresa said no she heard them. And she said caroline WAS miserable the whole trip…..so teresa didn’t really lie but maybe exaggerate which she admitted

    Unlike caroline when called out on WWHL if she regrets predicting a divorce for Teresa..she puts up that stinky finger of hers again and says no no no watch it again those were not my words. (Of course WWHL didn’t bother to play the clip we all saw lol)

    Bravo likes to pretend that if they don’t acknowledge something then the viewers forget about it lol

    • October 10, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      I do recall that the gang were all getting along, laughing and joking around, and who ruined that moment? Caroline because she’s a miserable beyotch! She even rilied up her pet monkey to the point he threw his bananna away! Caroline is a lying coward who is so miserable she equate’s that emotion with hapiness!

  33. kitty
    October 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    At first, I was concerned that the target demo for this book is 18-34 year olds, but then I realized that most women in that age group aren’t likely to end up with men like Joe Gorga. The good news is that Joe and Melissa aren’t the “norm” and young people today aren’t as sheltered or naive or ignorant as the Gorgas. The bad news is that St. Martins Press failed to recognize that a niche market publication is more than a loss leader, it’s [in this case] an insult to Italian-American families who’ve worked hard to assimilate and out-grow the antiquated notions about sex and who rules the roost and puts the food on the table.

    As a mom to “kids” in that target demo, and an Italian-American, I have faith that they’ll see this book for what it is — an Epic Fail in every way.

    • suedechik79
      October 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Publishing houses aren’t exactly purveyors of real, helpful advice.

  34. Kay
    October 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Melissa just tweeted this…what good hearted people her cousins are….yes the same one that tweeted hateful things about Teresa a year ago……..

    Melissa Gorga ‏@melissagorga 25m
    Completely love my cousins @NickMarco & @tmariemarco such amazing and good hearted people. Xo

    Tara Marco Bogota ‏@tmariemarco 30 Sep 12
    I love all the whispering going on during the reunion, its apparent no one can handle the delusional woman in the green dress!

    Tara Marco Bogota ‏@tmariemarco 30 Sep 12
    Get Teresa off the show #timetogo #crazylady #glittereyeshadow #RHONJ

    Tara Marco Bogota ‏@tmariemarco 30 Sep 12
    @Lizarazo crazy delusional woman! She should get kicked off the show #overit

    • Scranton Sally
      October 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      Tara has been a busy girl- A certain Tara Marco Bogota left a review on Amazon for TSIL’s book…….Here is the review………………..
      5.0 out of 5 stars Love this fun & hip book from my fav housewive!, September 22, 2013
      This review is from: Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage (Hardcover)
      This book is such a fun read, I love all her fun tips on treating your man like a king so you are treated like a Queen in return!!Great job Melissa!! I can’t wait to snag my husband one day and take your advice!! …………………………………………………………………………………………..
      I think almost every 5 star review is from a family member.

  35. October 10, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    I love how when melissa was asked to respond to seeing her comments about Joe and Teresa’s marriage, instead of apologizing she said.. See how it feels

    And teresa says what did I say about your marriage or something like that


    “Well you talked about my singing”

    lmao.. Effing joke

  36. elle
    October 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    How embarrassing for TSIL to compare herself to Miley Cyrus…a 30-something, mother of 3 young children comparing herself to a 20 year old…yeah, they have tons in common. Miley has been very successful as a young girl and is now working toward steering her already existing career in another direction. TSIL?

    • Sharon
      October 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Do you mean it is embarrassing for Miley? She should tell Melissa to STFU and I wouldn’t put it past Miley to do that either. I doubt that MeHo CAN be embarrassed. What a freaking joke she is.

  37. Dianna
    October 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM


    Carrie Keagan is the person that replaced Melissa, as spokesperson for M G champagne Melissa said she was coming out with her own line of champagne, when she first started the show.

  38. Spaghetti Kitten
    October 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I’ve been wondering if it’s confirmed that Teresa trademarked “Skinnygirl” before Bethennnney did? I know I’ve read that – and it explains a lot – but don’t think I’ve read that here – the only source I trust, lol. 🙂

    Miley is going over board in her transistion from “child star” but many don’t make the switch so there is that? Of course agree with those posting about how ludicrous Melissa Gorga is to compare herself to a provocative 20 year old. #revealing

    I knew a couple who boasted about their torrid sex life to the point of nauseum for those of us in that circle. It later turned out that there HAD been mental and somewhat physical abuse on the part of the husband. A few years after the inevitable divorce, it came out that the hub had been living a double life and had homosexual dalliances on the side. And yes – LOOKING AT YOU ROSIE AND ANDY COHEN – many times there is a alpha “guy” partner and a more feminine partner in male homosexual relationships! Duh! This former husband fell into the alpha category, altho’ in retrospect some of the signs were there. They actually ended up friends years later and he was very apologetic stating how confused he’d always been, the tremendous pressure to be “straight” he’d always felt, and how filled with ugly self loathing and hatred for himself that he’d been living with and (over) compensating for.

    Reminds me totally of Joe Gorga.

    I felt great compassion for the wife of this guy (and years later also for him.) I don’t pretend to know what it’s like to be homosexual and troubled, but imagine that it can be a nightmare, even in the 20th and 21st century. 😦 “Growing Up Gay-Gorga” would be the only docu-venture I would watch Joey Gorga star in! The only son…and the baby at that…of a domineering Old World patriarch calling him names like “Mama’s boy” would be heartbreaking.

    I don’t feel any compassion for either of these Famewhorgas. If my theory were to be proven, she’d play the victim to the hilt altho’ I think there are signs that not only is she aware of these issues, she’s also complicit. Kind of like Bethennnney and the arrangement she had with Jason Hoppy.

    The children of these dysfunctional unions are who I reserve my compassion for.

  39. October 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    This is OT but I am posting Caroline’s blog (one of the longest ones she has posted in about two years – lovin’ how she is spinning, twisting, and turning the “infidelity” issue – but it still doesn’t fly – what a “clown” she is!!!) for those who can’t read it for one reason or another. And that means you too, Miss HHD – this one’s for you! 😀

    “Caroline Throws in the Towel

    Caroline shares her thoughts on all the reunion conflict.
    Posted by Caroline Manzo on Oct 9

    Hello everyone! Sorry I’m late, been a busy couple of weeks, but here I am!

    We’re nearly at the end of the road. I’m finally getting myself into relaxation mode, and I’m happy, happy, happy.

    First and foremost, let me give a shout out to my girls Lauren Manzo, Amanda Cassese, Caitlin DeCunzo, and Lindsey Andrews! Lauren and Amanda were the beauty team from Lauren’s store Cafface responsible for making me look as good as a 52-year-old can look on HDTV! They are doing an amazing job at Cafface, and I couldn’t be prouder of them and the rest of their staff. I can’t forget you Lia Cagliostro! Caitlin has been doing my blowouts for years and she will be at Cafface soon too. She gave birth a few months ago to a very handsome little man named James, who has become the Cafface “mascot.” Lindsey designed and made my dress not knowing I planned on wearing it to the reunion. She came to N.J. from Rhode Island four years ago to follow a dream to get into the design field. What better way than showing off her design to a few million people, right? I surprised her the night before and she literally stayed up the entire night tweaking a dress that needed no tweaking at all. I’m proud of her and I have faith that one day she will be a household name. Follow your dreams girls, you’re gonna set the world on fire, wait and see. xoxoxo!

    I thought the reunion was pretty tame all things considered. This makes me happy; I hope you all feel the same. We’ve had enough drama for a lifetime, agree? Part 2 airs Sunday, let’s see if we can keep the momentum going. Wishful thinking?

    The back and forth between the Gorga-Guidice clan was predictable, and to be honest, at this point in the game I’m throwing the towel in. Both believe they are right and innocent, and frankly, you can’t berate someone for speaking what they believe to be their truth. One day the sun will shine down on them all and there will be peace in the neighborhood, you gotta believe folks, believe.

    Nicholas is gorgeous and the light of our lives. Chris and Jac are phenomenal parents and have devoted themselves to recovering Nick while sharing their journey to raise awareness to the mystery of Autism. We need to talk to one and other and share our stories; I’ve seen how important this is first hand. The Autism community is huge and parents need to know that they’re not alone. Bravo to Chris and Jac, and most importantly our little man, Nick. Love you all too, too, much.

    Let’s clarify the infidelity remark, shall we? My point is simply this — in life you should never say never. That goes with many other things besides infidelity. For example, never say that your kid would never do drugs, or drink, or swear, or get with the wrong crowd. Never say that you are exempt from cancer or some other debilitating disease. Never say that you will always have a roof over your head and food on your table. Never say that you will always have a perfect relationship with your siblings or children or spouse. WHY? Because life just doesn’t work like that. My philosophy is very simple — what makes me so special? What makes you so special? Life is full of twists and turns and sometimes you get knocked on your ass, and when you do, you better be prepared. So, I simply say, why not me? Then I give thanks to God every day for my blessings. We have our health, we are happy, and we are together. I have lived a wonderful life with a good man that loves me to death, and vice versa. If you don’t believe me, so what, if you do, thanks. End of story.

    When Teresa told me she lied in her blog that Al and I fought throughout our Arizona trip I was speechless. I’m not going to say anything other than shame on you, grow up. What she tried to do backfired. It didn’t hurt or cause any drama within the Manzo household, it only made a decision very easy for me — I’m done.

    See you all next week!”

    • October 10, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      SMH. Who cares who got her ready for the reunion? We get it Nick has autism, and he is a lovely child. Backpedaling on the cheating comment you made, hmm.

      Teresa didn’t lie, she said she heard it. I can’t wait until Sunday is over!

  40. tam
    October 10, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Caroline is pathetic, Teresa never said she lied. You could tell at the reunion that Teresa was walking on egg shells because she didn’t want them to bring her case up out of spite and make it more complicated. Caroline is a smart old hag and she knew it. From what i could see teresa’s brother seems to hate her more than Melissa does and he seemed ready to spill some beans. He wants her to fight with Kim D so that she could spill what she knows on Teresa, thus Teresa having another enemy. I’m so glad that Chuckie is exit left, now they need to get the gorga’s off.. Maybe then I will start back watching the show….oh and Ms. M-Andy Cohen too.

    Caroline is such a hipocrite, its okay for her to say that Teresa’s marriage would end in a divorce but its not okay for Teresa to repeat what she heard, which seems to be the truth to me anyways. Since season 1 you could tell that Al was not into Caroline, i really think he feels sorry for her because she’s held him down all of these years or more so been a doormat. I think that Al is just hoping and waiting for Caroline to become financially stable so he won’t feel so, so bad about leaving the old hag without anything…or maybe he’s looking out for himself and Jill. He wants Caroline financially stable so that she won’t take him for everything he has , and he and Jill can continue living a comfortable life style as they do now.

  41. October 10, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    There are several Gorga Cobstruction companays in New Jersey. One is owned by Joseph Gorga Jr. who is not TB.

    1. Joseph Gorga Jr
    President of

    PARAMUS, NJ 07652-5309

    Location Type: Single Location
    Industry: General Contractors Single-Family Houses

    Ownership: Private
    Year Founded: 1988
    Sales Range: Under $500,000
    Employees: 1 to 5

    J Gorga Construction Inc is a general contractor in Paramus, NJ with license 13VH00906400. Rated in the top 30% of 25,212 contractors in Northern Jersey.

    2. Anthony B Gorga Construction Co
    315 Closter Dock Rd
    Closter, NJ 07624

    3. Adam Gorga Owner at Gorga & Gorga Construction
    Education William Paterson University of New Jersey

    • Saddle_River_NJ
      October 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      I’m guessing that J Gorga Construction is the one building the house in Oradell that is the subject of speculation. He is only about 10 minutes away from where the house is being built…

  42. JD
    October 10, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Wait…so Teresa’s book is selling as much caroline’s and meho’s….6 months after it was released….WOW

    • Patricia
      October 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      ?? so what makes a book on the best seller list ?? the amount of books sold in a certain amount of time ?? Tre has achieved it twice right,, but chuckie, and meho haven’t …

      • elemcee
        October 10, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        It is the top sellers every week. A new list will be released tomorrow morning.

        • Patricia
          October 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

          thanks elemcee 🙂

  43. Miami53
    October 10, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    OT- A woman that went to school with TB posted a picture with him. He had a full head of hair.

    • October 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      The timing of sharing this reeks of damage control. If he was that wonderful, passionate and loyal why is she not with him?

      • October 11, 2013 at 2:49 AM

        So much werd. Also, it grates on my nerves when people use “I” in the wrong place. I automatically dislike them for being pretentious.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM


  44. October 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    What a disgrace Rosie hosting the American Music Awards,when there are so many music legends out there that should be hosting in stead of her.I bet TSIL is pissed she wasn’t asked to host,just think of all publicity she could of had for her new song and book,instead they pick Rosie, who has nothing going for her but being obnoxious grabbing her cousins penis on national t.v and allowing her brother in law to fondle her breast on t.v

    • elemcee
      October 10, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      Kathy’s sister Rosie? What? I hope you are being punked with that info.

      • MeHo
        October 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM

        Settle down elemcee, maybe they will auto tune her to. He-He

      • October 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        Rosemarie Pierri ‏@RosiePierri 22h
        News! @kellyclarkson @William @LanceBass & I will b announcing the nominees for the @theamas music award on http://TheAMAs.com at 8:15A

        • MeHo
          October 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM

          Don’t worry steelers MeHorror will not be a nominee, unless it’s for best fake wanna’be actress and singer, book writter, mom, wife, sis-n-law, daughter-in-law, well by now you get my point.

        • elemcee
          October 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM

          I am speechless! I need a drink…

          • MeHo
            October 10, 2013 at 6:56 PM

            After watching RHONJ you will need more than a drink, I am sure that one of (or more than one of the cast could give you something stronger) I suggest you stay drankin. LOL

            • elemcee
              October 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

              I will take this advice to heart and apply it often! Lol.

              • MeHo
                October 10, 2013 at 7:08 PM

                Amens.. and backwards sign of the cross to you, now chug a lug.

                • elemcee
                  October 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

                  Meho, I am chugging! I even just made cheese dip with beer in it for my husband (football food). I told him he owes you!

                  • elemcee
                    October 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM

                    And I forgot, pasta and vodka sauce!

                  • Anonymous
                    October 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

                    Yikes owe’s me what??? Trip to a trunk? Or will I be on Display, Display?? Or do I have to bake Fishy smelling Cannoli’s for the rest of what will be the rest of my life? If so tell Angie Chommpers to only ask question’s about how I departed. I thank you in advance .. just in case I am in the trunk of my carrr tommorrow. Love postin here but elemcee and hubby are gettin ready to take me out.

                    P.S. elemcee don’t get drunk off.. the beer cheese (sounds great!!) he might rap.. you. if so you can join me in the trunk. Tomm we can kick his azz, and go on wwhl. Please act like you have a grudge when Chommpers interviews us. Ok? otherwise no spin off.

                    • elemcee
                      October 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

                      Oh, I definitely have a grudge with Chommpers. No need to act! So the spin-off is definitely a go. And, the hubby owes you something pretty. Like flowers. Or a seascape.

        • just this once
          October 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

          So Steelers, whats going on w/the boyz? Why can’t we win one yet????So sad I am….

          • October 10, 2013 at 9:42 PM

            Get rid of Big Ben ,replace him with Tim Tebow. I’m not over the Pirates losing to Miss Andy’s team the Cardinals.

            • just this once
              October 10, 2013 at 9:43 PM


            • October 11, 2013 at 2:52 AM

              Since you seem likely to be able to answer this, is Tim Tebow a good player? I’ve heard about him off the field but I never saw him play. I know he was let go and was a free agent. He had to have talent to even get the notoriety so my question is does he live up to it?

        • Debster
          October 13, 2013 at 12:40 AM

          Announcing the nominees is Not hosting the show! It’s not that big of a deal. Good grief, they probably only asked that nasty drunk back stabber because she is gay. Big deal. Seems the whole works is gay…boring

      • October 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        I believe they are trying to groom Rosie for a spinoff.

        • MeHo
          October 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM

          Mom you can put lipstick on a PIG but….

        • Sharon
          October 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM

          @mom Grumpy cat says “NO”.

        • Debster
          October 13, 2013 at 12:42 AM

          Spin off to where? Outer space? One can only dream…

    • LifeIsGood
      October 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      Kathy and Rosie have been going on about her “hosting” the AMA’s. I think she is just reading the nominees for one of the categories.

      Still…in all sincerity, will someone please explain to me what her appeal is??? She’s a crass, sloppy drunk. They all go on about how “real” she is. WTF???? So, apparently when I demonstrate restraint when drinking or when I keep my anger in check I am being fake??

      What do people see in her that I do not? I’m not seeing anything that would make me want to know her, aspire to be like her, or to be her friend. She’s a damned mess!

      • October 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM

        You are right LIG – they are making a huge deal over Rosie and Lance reading the nominees this morning. Whoop-de-doooo!

        I don’t get it either. I would also like to know why she has such free rein to interject and give advice unsolicited at the Reunion.

        She is crude, loud, brutish, tendency to violence, has no credentials (just what does Rosie do for a living – any one know?) in the advice department and purports herself as an “expert” on all things gay – what a joke.

        • just this once
          October 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

          HI Jeannie! I believe she designs office and retail store furniture – chairs and tables – it was on a WWHL episode….if my memory serves….

      • Debster
        October 13, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        I’m with you. That nasty, unfiltered pig has no draw with me! She is exploited for Andy Cohen’s promo of all things gay. She should be in rehab.

    • Patricia
      October 10, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      lol… just because it would (tee) meho off am happy for Rosie lol lol … have to enjoy the little direct karma’s when they roll around…

      • Patricia
        October 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

        wanted to add I don’t care for Rosie because of her crass mean spirited behavior.. But I wonder if she is trying too hard to be accepted by Katfish.. I believe Tre when she said that Katfish never accepted Rosie always leaving Rosie out.. Now Rosie has her sisters favor by siding with her.. And I do love seeing Juicy laughing and smiling ,, with all the weight on his shoulders.. to see him able to connect with Rosie and laugh is nice.

        • MeHo
          October 10, 2013 at 7:18 PM

          Pat I believe that to, smile through it, I bet she could be a fun person. She is playing a role that will take away from who she was and wanted to be. I hope that makes sense.

          • Patricia
            October 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM

            it does make sense that Rosie is playing to what makes Katfish happy,, so she will have her sisters affection.. agree there are times I see Rosie struggle going along with the game on Tre,, the other cast members are doing… and yes it will take it’s toll on Rosie .

  45. Miami53
    October 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    The only part of this BS story that just drives me crazy is…Why didn’t she write this book when she had the same nose, teeth and her darker hair like she did 5 years ago. She revamped herself into something else…a new persona. If she was happy inside she wouldn’t have had to change the outside so much. Its sad because she is only 34…what is she going to do when she is in her 40″s.

    • Miami53
      October 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      After I wrote this post, I saw some pictures of TSIL in 2003 I believe and her hair was long and straight. Is it possible the reason she has had so much work done to herself because she doesn’t want to look like when she was the Sushi, Dancer at Lookers. Trying to look like a upscale citizen and mother.,,,not the sleazy girl in her younger years.

      • October 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

        Hmmmm….you could be right. TSIL might be trying to change her appearance from her stripper days. What’s ironic, is she looked more respectable as a stripper than she she does now!

        • October 11, 2013 at 2:53 AM

          That’s so true. She looks more like a stripper now.

      • Russkaya
        October 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM

        Miami what you said is what I’ve been thinking too since she is turning herself into someone else. She is unrecognizable from season 3

    • Sackem
      October 11, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      … more botox. SHe’ll be a pillow face by 50.

  46. Miami53
    October 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I’m sorry if I’m not posting this right but I thought what a beautiful picture of Gia without her braces. Just gorgeous!!!

    PHOTO: Teresa Giudice’s Daughter Shows Off Her Face After Taking Off Braces; Dina Manzo Approves!
    October 10, 2013 | By AllAboutTRH | 29 Replies

    Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 12.04.17 AM
    We basically grew up with Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s daughter Gia Giudice and it’s crazy to see how quick she’s growing up. In fact, she just got her braces off after having them on for years and looks unbelievable! Gia tweeted the following photo below excitedly tweeting about how her braces are finally off

    Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.55.46 PM

  47. Miami53
    October 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I don’t understand…sometimes it works and other times no…sorry Fame

    • October 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      I don’t know why it didn’t work. I’ll give it a try:

      • elemcee
        October 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM

        How beautiful is this girl? Wow. And, an amazing dancer. Wow.

        • October 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM

          All of the Giudice girls are beautiful – especially their eyes!!!! And I see beautiful light in their eyes – how’s that, Caroline?! Your own daughter, Lauren, has absolutely NO light in her eyes.

          • elemcee
            October 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM

            Every word you said is true, Jeannie! As always!

          • Anonymous
            October 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

            jeannie, I ignore Caro and her false family but I did see her on Barfenny and you are right that girl has no light in her eye’s. Sad. It’s like she wants to say something but she can’t also Rosie. I made a rude comment earlier about her and I should have not done that. I feel like she just want’s to fit in.Even if she does not get paid for it. I love when she told those kid’s to get out of the road or she would through them in the river.. Classic. She may not be a Mom or ever be but I thought about telling some little brats the same thing! LOL

            • Anonymous
              October 10, 2013 at 8:41 PM

              What happen Fame? I just post under MeHo? Did I do something wrong? Hope I did not hurt someone’s feelings, I just joke most the time.

              • October 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

                You must be using a different device because WordPress doesn’t recognize you and is labeling you as “anonymous.”

                • Anonymous
                  October 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

                  ok my lap top maybe? Sorry Fame, I just don, get the computer thing. I usually post from my PC and now on this old laptop. Husband came home and he is on that. That makes a dif?

          • Saddle_River_NJ
            October 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

            So true Jeannie! That inner light comes from growing up in a loving home with caring parents. Folks can say anything they want about the current legal predicament, but there is no doubt Teresa and Joe have provided a warm, nurturing environment for thier kids.

      • Sharon
        October 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM

        Yes, she is a beauty alright.

      • black enga
        October 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM


  48. MeHo
    October 10, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Gia is a perfect mix of Joe and Tre, mostly Joe’s family, no diss Tre if you read this blog. She is so pretty and I love she has a heart!!!!

  49. Zina
    October 10, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Melissa needs to go tell sexual assault victims about her husband playfully pulling her hair and taking charge! Go tell that to a woman who’s husband beat her up because she refused him. It’s not cute,funny,or sexy, she’s a moron. I have sent back my book. It’s not worthy of lining my birdcage up!

  50. MurfsGirl
    October 10, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Anyone know what’s going on with TSIL’s twitter page? Her book “wallpaper” seems to be gone

    • October 10, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      I just checked and the wallpaper is still there.

      • MurfsGirl
        October 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        If you accept her twitter page it’s there, but if you type in @melissagorga and then hit enter, it’s not there (that’s where you see all hits to her TL…and some really nasty ones, too).

        Please don’t tell me I’m becoming as delusional as Jac…oh no!

        • Jeannie5233
          October 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM

          I’m not on Twitter but when I go to her TL through my search engine I can see everything – maybe when you go through Twitter it is different?

        • October 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM

          I am slowly learning about my twitter. I saw exactly what you are saying. In one of the “truthful” not nasty tweets, lol, there is the same picture of TSIL that Fame used on this blog posting.

          • October 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

            Oh, and her wallpaper, the twitter generic clouds. I am going back as I have never seen such truthful tweets.

            • October 10, 2013 at 8:26 PM

              Here is the link. McDonald’s even has a picture of the TSIL feeding TB a French fry, sexy style. It a shame I do not do McDonald’s, another one I could have added to my boycott.


              • October 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

                I’ve been doing DQ, Jack in the Crack and Wendy’s instead. I quit liking McD’s when they changed their fries (I loved their fries)

                • black enga
                  October 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM

                  mzjulesaz me too, eat Wendy’s now, I know this sounds gross but they stopped using beef tallow which added a rich creamy flavor to them. As you can tell I used to love their fires, wouldnt eat anything else on the menu.

                  • mzjulesaz
                    October 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM

                    I might give Burger King a try for their fries. The commercials make them look good.

                    My fave is fries dunked in soft ice cream …. yummy!

                    • October 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM

                      I never thought of dunking fries in ice cream. Salty sweet and crunchy makes my tastebuds to a happy dance lol. My father would make a sandwhich of mustard and canned peaches and I never wanted to try it. My nephew loves it. I did however cave in and try sliced tomatoe on peanut butter toast and I was surprised that I liked it. lol

                    • mzjulesaz
                      October 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM

                      Mustard and peaches …. not sure about, but I’m not a big mustard fan. I’ll eat Jif Creamy with just about anything 🙂

            • October 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

              moma – that has to be your girl!!!! She is gorgeous!!!!!!

              • October 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM

                Yes it is Jeannie and thank you. She pops in and out of this site, as we both once enjoyed this program. She mentioned my different gravatars and I said I was sharing our family with my friends, she replied, “What about me?”

                • October 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

                  She’s gorgeous!

                • Sackem
                  October 11, 2013 at 12:50 AM

                  Beautiful Moma!!!!!!!!!!

                  • Sackem
                    October 11, 2013 at 12:51 AM

                    PS Hi Moma’s baby!

        • October 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

          Girl, we all know of the land of misfit toys, this must be the land of unwanted tweets.

          Elizabeth 3 Oct
          What Melissa Gorga should have said:

          “Sure, I’d love to write a book someday, but let me finish coloring this one first.”

          • October 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM

            Oh that’s a good one. lol

  51. October 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Jacqueline Laurita made headlines when she claimed that John Karagiorgis harassed her on twitter by tweeting negative comments about her autistic son.

    Faux Reality undertook an investigation to see if Jacqueline ever responded “in real time” to the alleged tweets. After all, anyone who is familiar with Jacqueline on twitter has seen her unprecedented melt downs when she perceives she has been slighted or attacked.

    Is it possible Jacqueline didn’t respond to such heinous tweets? Or is it probably that the tweets never existed? In this instance, there are no exchanges regarding her son in or before March 30, 2013 (night of Brawl). It is clear that Jacqueline has falsely accused yet another individual (as she did Teresa, Juicy, Dina, Danielle, RealityJulie, etc.)

    Read the rest at:

    RHONJ: Jacqueline Laurita Sees Tweets That Don’t Exist

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Oh my, Jac seems to be more disturbed than I thought (if that is possible). May God help her poor children. I can almost understand why Caroline supports Chris. If this is true and I believe it is, Jac needs help, not protection.

    • Sharon
      October 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      So John was beaten because of Jac’s lies. I hope his lawyer hears about this.

    • Laram
      October 11, 2013 at 12:18 AM

      I read Faux earlier @Fame. I truly think she is nervously breaking down before viewers eyes. They need to get jer off of show…family and friends do, and get her help. ASAP. She truly isn’t right.

  52. MurfsGirl
    October 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Fame, I read Faux’s blog and she mentioned tweets from a guy (BC) and that’s why I went to TSIL’s TL tonight because he’s been tweeting there often in the last few weeks.

  53. Rosalie Marie,
    October 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    I have a good idea for Teresa’s next book. First though, I hate to be negative (okay, I know I am a negative person) but I really didn’t think her grillers BBQ book would sell well for these reason, most women don’t grill on grills, grilling outside is seasonal, most people don’t grill beyond burgers and hotdogs, and my husband who does the grilling will not take advice from a book. His way is always the best. lol
    It was a hard run and I was surprised Teresa went for it but Good For Her For Taking The Chance.
    Now, I had a chance to meet Teresa at her book signing but it’s not like you can sit there and have a long conversation. Plus, I was so excited to meet Teresa, that everything I thought I would say to her completely slipped my mind and I looked like a silly girl meeting a celebrity. lol
    Anyway, I think Teresa should write a sandwich and drink book. Regular, non alcoholic drinks. I love Panera Bread and enjoy the different varieties of bread and learning what goes well with special bread. Sandwiches can be cold, warm, fried in a pan and even deep fried in batter. I think she should name her book, “Lunch Book!” lol It’s good isn’t it? Sandwiches really are the best and I love experimenting with breads.
    Also, another book for Teresa….. And I Know This Will Do Very Well!…. Can/jarring and Preserving Food! People seem to be paranoid about everything today and they are learning how to can foods for personal storage. When I watched Teresa’s family canning tomatos, and then again, making their own sausage and preserving it, that’s Teresa’s Thing! She should write a book strictly on that. That’s A Book I Would Buy. I would love to know how to make my own sausage and preserve it. Anyway, I guess that’s why I was surprised she wrote a bbq book instead. Canning and Preserving is where the market is at right now. It’s no surprise the bbq did not do well.

    • October 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      I respectfully disagree on the grilling cookbook. My hubby does all of the cooking and we use her grilling cookbook all of the time. We also have the inside grill and use it a lot when it’s really hot out. Please note it’s not a BBQ book, it’s a grilling book.

      I personally would not buy a Lunch Book, even if it was from Tre.


    • October 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      I live in the Northeast and even when there is three feet of snow on the ground, the grill gets dug out. We grill year-round!!

      Just because a book doesn’t make the NYTimes Bestsellers List, doesn’t mean it isn’t successfull and I believe this is the case with Teresa’s book. Also, she had a very successful pre-order run only to find out that all of those pre-orders did NOT count towards the sales needed to land on the NYTBestsellers List. Having been out for about 5 months now, the book is still selling.

      • elemcee
        October 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM

        We grill lobster tails every New Year’s Eve, here in Northern Wisconsin.

    • Laram
      October 11, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      Lol, I think George Foreman has the market for indoor grills, or Barilla (sp) of my panini machine.

      Your encounter was hilarious, tho.

      • Laram
        October 11, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        I love all of her cookbooks. They all got me out of a stump amd rut if cooking, and family loves everything now. I use them quite a bit.

  54. Anonymous
    October 10, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Well we can all see the stress in Chris face, he just goes along. Like a pull toy. Now he get’s it, and maybe enough is enough! Poor guy, looks like he has an ulcer!

    • Patricia
      October 10, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      I often wonder what Chris gave up (ex fiance ) does anyone know anything about the ex that he left to marry Wacky???

      • October 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

        I hope she’s happily married to a, mentally, healthy man who is faithful to her! I don’t know who she is but I think if it’s crappy the way Chris treated her!

      • Anonymous
        October 11, 2013 at 12:14 AM

        I do not know. Pat but I just posted something to FAME on Chris L. I think in summary.. Chris was BEEFED. Told by sister to wife a bunch of schnizz. Of course Wacko took it to heart and let’s not leave those ahole’s at Bravo out!!! If I where Chris I would sue them for PI my wife went nuts, and now me and the kids are suffering. If you don’t believe me just watch the last 3 seasons of the show (they wife & sister made me appear on) you will understand Judge … I had to beat someone’s azz, or my own. Chris lookin over shoulder..hoping wife and sis went to bed, or somewhere.

      • JerseyG
        October 11, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        From what I found out, she’s good. Has a kid, and a much better looking man than Laurita.

        Jax did her a favor.

    • Laram
      October 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      I agree. It is truly sad. She seemed a bit out of it at reunion, but looked rested and good. She cries a lot, and needs to get off of this show. I think we are witnessing a woman in a nervous breakdown. I am not being sarcastic, either.

      • October 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM

        I think they are working it to where the viewers will write these very things,..i donot believe she is havin a break down,i think she is tryng to make a BREAK THROU TO FIND A WAY OUT OF HER LEGAL THINGS, and I guess its working cus didn’t I see where cris is getting her out of allof it?

  55. cguierok
    October 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    and im sorry but the picture that is posted on this “post” of tsil – LOL. is it just me or does she look like she is taking a massive dump? ( esp LOL since she hides her poop from her man)…that was bad im sorry!! lmao!

  56. October 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Viewers expectations for reality TV are so low. My DVR was recording “The Soup” on E!. When it finished, it stayed on the channel, and the show “Eric & Jessie” was on. It is another ridiculously scripted, fake show of famewhores. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was produced by Ryan Seacrest, who should be tarred and feathered for making Kim Kardashian from a nobody to a superstar. I hate E!, except for “The Soup.”

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      Ok Fame you asked for it , I am a Catholic. So two backwards crosses for you, tonight. Naughty.. Thanks for helping me, I can’t type either. Anyway thank you!

    • Laram
      October 11, 2013 at 12:25 AM

      E! Is the worse, but I will admit, bought 2 People mahs in my life, 1 In Touch. The People’s and InTouch were in reference to JFK, Jr.’s marriage and death.

      Now, I watch these moronic HW shows on Bravo, which is basically E! Network, not the James Lipton channel anymore. And then, will go to e online, or radar if bored enough.

      I quit FB, and am weaning myself slowly off of Bravo. I do love Jeff Lewis and Jenni, tho.

      I hope this community stays in tact under @Fame for tv or media in general, or other topics.

  57. Anonymous
    October 10, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks Fame for helping me out with the PC/Laptop thing! I did not know. Now Dumb Dumb went to bed. Just kidden. However emecee and hubby now have me in a trunk, I will try to post back tomm, I am still trying to get her to go along with the New Story I created, whith Chommpers Angie WWHL, interviews us for our new spin off. So far it’s like Katfish.. I still don’t have a response. No Spin Off??

  58. October 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Just saw this on Yahoo!, my home page:

    ‘Real Housewives,’ Bravo Slapped With Lawsuit Over New Jersey Brawl: Real or Staged?

    By The Wrap
    October 10, 2013

    “RHoNJ” personality John Karagiorgis — a/k/a Johnny the Greek — and his wife, Penny Karagiorgis, are suing stars Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga, Christopher Laurita and Jacqueline Laurita, along with Bravo, “Real Housewives” production company Sirens Media and NBCUniversal, claiming that the melee depicted at the end of Season 5 was a set-up.

    The suit claims that, under the direction of Sirens, Bravo and NBC, various members of the cast and crew “prepared a plan by which Cast members were going to verbally confront, physically assault and/or unlawfully attack John Karagiorgis.”

    The March 31 melee went down at Moxie Salon, also named as a defendant in the suit obtained by TheWrap.

    While the fight may have been staged, the blows were real, the lawsuit says. According to the suit, Gorga and Christopher Laurita “unlawfully attacked John Karagiorgis by punching [him] on the head and/or face with a closed fist.”

    Jacquelin Laurita, meanwhile, allegedly struck him “in the head and/or face with a stiletto-type shoe.”

    According to the suit, “Real Housewives” crew members restrained Karagiorgis so that he was unable to defend himself during the throw-down, and failed to notify public safety and emergency officials of the fight, or of Karagiorgis’ injuries.

    Alleging battery and assault, conspiracy, negligence, vicarious liability and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, among other charges, the pair are seeking unspecified damages.

    A Bravo spokesman had no comment for TheWrap.

    • Anonymous
      October 10, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      Ok Fame, you might block me for this one, I will understand if you do. I think Chris L was told things by his wife (Crazy) and his sister (manipulator Caro) and listened to them both. It was not Jacko took up for Danielle she was covering up.. Old season. It was not and is not that his sister (Caro & baggage) was in AZ to help but to hurt. He knew the direction of BRAVO but the look on his face tells it all. It’s like some one in the Old Hill’s once told me, a squirrel will come down from it’s nest as long as you feed it. But be carefull. I know this is faked and scripted (hence my time in a trunk) but when you see Chris L I think he think’s enough is enough! I would bet he would shovel shinezz. Now I he must be regretting telling any of them to come over. He said his door was always open. Chris L and kids put your (wife) (mom) some where she will be safe! No not in LA! No matter what she tells or promises you. Chris L. you and your sons should have a happier look on your face’s then what I have seen. God Bless you guys.

  59. Laram
    October 11, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    New pic for this post? Why does she always have a bruise in every picture? Check out her shoulder, her legs from Reunion., etc.

  60. Sackem
    October 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Do you know what would make my day? If Missy came on here and told us all to bugger off…. but she’d have to spill something awesome so we’d know it was her. No fakers need reply.

  61. Laram
    October 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    I said much tonight on upthread under others.

    I will also say, that if anyone wants to hear Caroline and her disrepectful children, listen to their podcast on Jay Mohr’s Fake Mustache, via google, or Youtube. That is the show Bravo is trying to pilot? WTF?

  62. tulip
    October 11, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Jacq made MSNBC news this morning on the attack on JTG . Glad mainstream media is picking this up:


  63. October 11, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Teresa and lisa vanderpump should team up for a party planning book with menus and decor.. Teresa does the food and lisa does the table settings.. For holidays, tea parties, cocktail party etc

    Wow such a great idea.. Somebody tweet the two of them n heather lol

    • October 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      and dina can tooo

  64. black enga
    October 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    I think all their fame whoring time is almost up. You can see it in their faces as many of you have posted. Mellisa tried to steal the spotlight from Teresa, now she has it and it’s showing her true colors and she doesn’t like it (spin, spin, spin) all you want, it’s not going to change the words you wrote and published.

    Caroline wanted to portray a solid marriage with strong family ties (she tried to hide her tail but the horns started showing), good luck with that. Show your kids some tough love and find a hobby and ohh, eat lots of soy products, S-O-Y!

    Jacqueline ohh she’s such a good and loyal friend, to whom, that bottle of Baily’s. Chris you should have used a condom, I bet hindsight is 20/20 huh?

    Joe Go, as we say in my neck of the woods, you cant turn a whore into a housewife, should have left her at the club. It’s going to be a long walk home to your real family when the dust settles.

    Teresa and Joe, I pray you get through this and learn from all the mistakes. Like I said before, you are a hustler and a go getter. I can only hope you were not hustling me, and all money aint good money. Walk away while you still can for the sake of your family.

    Andy Cohen, You tried didn’t you? You tried to make this big name for yourself with the HW franchise, by the way, when are you going to tell the truth about why your handle is @Andy instead of @BravoAndy? Hummmmmmmm……All those people who invested in your projects and your puppets, it’s a long way down when you get tossed from your throne. Has anyone noticed that his set is several inches higher than his guests on the reunion show. You are soooo vain.(insert giggle)

    I have my popcorn ready and it is not for the reunion part II. It is for the day all you skeletons are exposed on the coliseum of prime time TV and the Cesar that calls itself the media comes calling to collect what they are owed. You know, that contract that you all signed in blood with hummmmm could it be Satan? (In my best church lady voice from SNL). You have made a game of reality TV, how will it feel when you become the reality of the reality? Huh, Gladiator? It was good enough for the Guidices, so it will be good enough for you…….. So when in Rome, they say do as the Romans do, I say, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

    P.S. check out the friendly dish, interesting read if some of it is true.

    • black enga
      October 12, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      Just came from another blog and found out that Jax has officially become unhinged and tweeting praise to herself from delinquent accounts. Chris must be grasping for straws to do damage control on this one. House of cards slowly falling down. I really feel bad for the kids as they didn’t ask for this. I have never wanted to be famous or rich especially off the back of someone else.

      The reason I said Chris should have worn a condom was in regards to her being a home wrecker and getting pregnant on purpose. Only God can save these people from their unrelenting quest for fame and fortune even if it destroys them.

  65. October 14, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    I say buy her book when it hits the Dollar Store. It will make a great gag gift for bridal showers.

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