RHONJ Former Producer Says Jacqueline Laurita’s Anger Stems from Failed Endorsement Deals, Which She Blames on Teresa Giudice
Jacqueline Laurita said:
“Are u all ready for tonight’s episode? T had asked me2do the same thing to M that Kim D helped her do. When I wouldn’t, our friendship declined. Truth is…T never forgave her family for coming on the show. She faked makeup with them like she did with me. I overheard her in CA talking. Whole thing is really sad2me. Hope T gets the help she needs. 1ce season’s over, I’ll focus on better things. No more season 4 talk. Make sure you all read my blog later when they post it after the show. Hopefully it will make more sense.”
“@JacLaurita Y didn’t you warn Melissa then after u turned T down?”
Jacqueline Laurita said:
“It was at beginning of the season when she 1st started. When I realized something was going down I spoke up and I would do it again. Read my blog later & let’s not talk about it again.:0) I’m in a happy place now. We rehash past for you all that ask questions. Certainly I have other things to talk about that are more important.”
Fame-Whorgas received from the interviewer the following partial transcript of an interview with a former post production supervisor for RHONJ:
Q: “So can you tell me about your role on the RHONJ without giving away who you are”?
A: “It’s fine, my contract has finished. I worked on season 3 and 4 of RHONJ as a post production supervisor for 15 episodes.”
Q: “Can you explain why you no longer work with the RHONJ? Does it have anything to do with the rumors that the production team was fired due to a conflict of interest?”
A: “Not true at all, I can’t speak for everyone, um, there are quiet a few of the same team returning for season 5, but I was offered a role on another show and decided to leave for my career; no one was fired for a conflict of interest though.”
Q: “So how ‘real’ is the show? We discussed before (in a private conversation) about the various blog rumours; can you clear anything up?”
A: “Well, if you give me specifics, I can try.”
Q: “I’m curious about the Caroline/Teresa feud. Was she really that angry that Teresa wrote those comments in her cookbook?”
A: (laughing) “Oh come on, at the start of the season the production team sits down and gives a general overview of where we want the storyline for the show to go. ALL of the wives are in on this. We discuss popular storylines from the season before, story lines that need tying up, and also ways of threading in new storylines that look organic to the story. Do you really think we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on just following these woman around with no plan? No, the season and the storyline has a basic outline from the first day.”
Q: “So your saying there is no feud?”
A: “I’m saying the feud you are being fed is for television only and there are bigger issues there.”
Q: “Then why are we not being told what the bigger drama is? Wouldn’t it be better to show that than manufacturing the drama?”
A: “It’s up to the wives what they choose to put out into the public forum; nothing is forced on them.”
Q: “What about Jacqueline and Teresa?”
A: “We knew at the end of season 3 that their friendship was ending; the main reason, I was told, for the feud was because Jacqueline was offered several endorsement deals (including a teeth whitener and a real fruit-based alchohol), and Teresa organised deals for herself with similar products which turned off the company wanting to invest in Jax and the housewives’ name.”
Q: “Well, why was this not mentioned throughout the season? Why are we getting this confusing story that makes Jacqueline look crazy? Why not explain this to the viewers?”
A: “Jacqueline’s ‘character’ wouldn’t have endorsement deals; it didn’t feel right for the character. Jacqueline (the character) is a loving home mother who is trying to raise her children; we couldn’t go from doting housewife to celebrity endorsement maker; it wouldn’t feel organic.”
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On a side note (9/23/12):
In relation to Cat Rodriguez sending a tweet to Teresa:
A: “She would of been asked to make it public by the producers. They are aware of the what is being said on Twitter and blogs. Cat hates Teresa and Teresa knows it. I don’t know for a fact, but I can bet Cat was told to appear mutual to squash the rumors and Teresa would of had to go along with it.”
Regarding the last statement above, Teresa acknowledges Andy as “her boss” and has said more that once that she is a “good employee”, so she, of course, would go along with making public a tweet telling Cat Rodriguez that she “misses her too”.
I was told that I would receive the rest of the transcript, but I don’t know when. I cannot disclose the names of the interviewer or interviewee; however, I can say that I received this directly from the interviewer: this person, the one who conducted the interview, is related to the former post production supervisor.
“I was asked by my country’s main news website to write a piece on the reality of reality television. My cousin worked on RHONJ, so I asked for an interview. The interview was only given because RHONJ does not screen in my country, and I promised anonymity. We also don’t have any BRAVO shows on television here. I called my cousin in Washington and spoke for 20 minutes before realizing I would have to watch the RHONJ to understand what was going on and who was who. So I went online and watched every episode and called back a few weeks later. The second interview (which was recorded) was an hour and a half and mentioned numerous shows from TLC and Oxygen, but I have edited it down to the relevant parts, mainly due to privacy for my cousin.” – Interviewer and Cousin of Former RHONJ Post Production Supervisor
They Are All Jealous of Teresa Giudice’s Bravo Business Success; Tom Murro and Kim G are Friends to the Manzo/Laurita Camp (Updated 9/4/2012)
By the way Melissa, this IS ‘the mother f—ing Teresa show.’ The sooner you accept it, the better off you will be.
The Manzo’s have attempted to capitalize on their ‘celebrity’ by marketing Caroline’s handbags, the Brownstone sauce, and BLK bottled water. The handbags and the sauce were a bust, and BLK, which they are still promoting, is not the huge success they expected it would be (and they were sued for allegedly stealing the idea).
“I think the Manzos/Lauritas wanted Teresa to invest her name and money in BLK. When she refused, they viewed her as a traitor… they have turned on her not out of jealousy, but as payback: they set out to show her that without their support she wouldn’t be where she is. Only it’s backfiring… Teresa refused to invest her name, brand or money in their get rich-quick scheme, which was invented as a desperate attempt to save Jac and Chris, who are in major financial trouble. They believe since they were always there for Teresa — built her up, stood beside her — that she owed them this. She refused, and they all went after her. They believe they hold the power of the viewers. Kim G is being used now by Jac. Jac has been missing and quiet on Twitter, allowing Kim to do her dirty work. Yet, people STILL see through them. Isn’t Jac the one who told everyone they all thought Teresa was poor and struggling, yet she was living the high life? Wasn’t it Caroline and Joey who pointed out Teresa’s expensive bag? I believe Teresa told them she could not afford to invest with them… so Teresa can’t invest in their company but she can afford to live the way she is? They are pissed at her over business.” – SODA1, August 5, 2012, Reality Tea
“I figured out why Caroline and Jacqueline are no longer speaking to Teresa and it has everything to do with BLK Water. The Manzos and Lauritas invested a lot of money into the product, a product that was never theirs to begin with. I think Jacqueline and Caroline wanted Teresa to invest in the BLK and since it would utilize a lot of money and time, and considering the product was stolen, I think Teresa and Joe Giudice’ knew it was not a good investment financially and legally. It would also explain why Caroline and Dina are not on talking terms. Dina also refused to invest in the product because it was too much money and it was an illegal proposition to begin with. Also, Dina’s husband owns half of the Brownstone and they didn’t want the Brownstone connected to an illegal investment. Let’s face it, BLK was a stolen TM product. It makes perfect sense! I noted this on All About TRH, along with other long comments regarding BLK, back in July.” – Rosalie Marie, August 8, 2012, The Fame-Whorgas
“The real truth on why the Lauritas/Manzos are so angry at Teresa. The viewers have been reading between the lines. The truth is… it has nothing to do with a cookbook or PC. The truth is, Jac and Chris wanted Teresa to invest in and support BLK. They felt that Teresa owed it to them after they stood behind her through three seasons and supported her during her bankruptcy and Joe’s legal issues. BLK would have done better short term if it had Teresa’s support and star power. Teresa told Jac she could not afford to invest in BLK… that’s why Jac is so worried about Teresa’s financial issues.. that’s why she’s pointing out Teresa’s new garage, apartment, designer shoes, bags, outfits. Truth is, Teresa bad mouthed BLK to friends and said no way would she put her name, brand, reputation or money behind such a crappy product as BLACK WATER. Jac and Chris are bitter at Teresa and decided to prove to her that without their support she wouldn’t be where she is today… they took their support away to show Teresa that without them, viewers would eat her alive. How’s that working out for you guys? Not going as planned? That’s why Chris Laurita is shown doing THs and ‘protecting’ his wife’… that’s why Caroline is telling viewers she is more upset for what Teresa has done to Jac… all because Teresa would not back BLK. The Lauritas are broke, and Teresa backing BLK would have made a huge difference in sales and promotions… Re-watch some of the episodes with these new facts about BLK. If you have any doubt left, it will all click into place when watching a second time. All this crying Jac and Chris do about Teresa speaking bad about them to mutal friends? Ever wonder why they never say what exactly Teresa said to these ‘mutual’ friends? They can’t say because it was about BLK. They don’t want the public to know what Teresa thinks of BLK for the same reason they are angry at her for not supporting them” – D_Nichs, August 8, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“You are an extremely jealous person. No one else can make money but you.” – Jacqueline Laurita talking about Teresa Giudice behind her back, Season 4 Episode 9
From Tamara Tattles: “Jac tweets about a lot of products, mostly ones that she gets paid to endorse, like some Acne product and, of course, her husband’s BLK water products. On August 31, 2012 she combined the two. Apparently, she had a pimple and suggested spraying it with fulvic acid (a BLK water ingredient) and the Acne product she endorses. Ever the inquisitive one, TeeCee66 inquired about Jac’s finances, asking if it was really necessary for her to shill an acne product to make ends meet. And so Jac decided to follow her long enough to DM her, to defend herself twice and then unfollow her. It seems that Jac has landed some million dollar a year job y’all! On her website she lists all the jobs she’s ever had chronologically but after RHONJ, there is no other employment on her resume.” Here’s Jacqueline’s Twitter DM to TeeCee66: “No, I make over a million a year. I just love the product. Besides the show, I have successful products out there that I don’t make known to the show to cheapen the brands. :0 I work too. I enjoy it.”
“It becomes unhealthy competition when you step on your siblings head and try to sabotage them to get to the top” [This is exactly what the Gorgas did to Teresa: they contacted the cast’s nemesis and got on the show at the expense of their family, but the rest of the cast doesn’t call them out on this]. – Jacqueline Laurita’s Bravo blog, when referring to Teresa Giudice and her successful business ventures, July 11, 2012
“Teresa has a very strong Italian background. I think it’s taught her to work hard for what she really wants. It’s an admirable quality. But, in your tactics of becoming the best and achieving something great, you can’t step on people that love you.” – Kathy Wakile, Season 4 Episode 17
“But at the same time, while you’re climbing your way to the top, you don’t step on your friends.” – Jacqueline Laurita, Season 4 Episode 10, in response to her father telling her that Teresa is busy making a living as the primary bread winner, and that she’s concerned about her immediate family and she’s going to do whatever she has to do to.
“This season has not been about friendship or family. It has been about jealousy, power, popularity, fame and money. While the cast members have said there is enough to go around, they do not like that Teresa has the majority of it, and all of them have shown that they will do whatever it takes to wrangle it away from her. Enter all the schemers and connivers, who have now banded together to ‘expose’ Teresa and Joe Guidice to the public in an effort to dethrone her. This from so called family and friends. They have set out to provoke her, and to her credit, she has held up better than they thought she would. This has infuriated Caroline and now Jacqueline, no doubt, and this is why one year after filming stopped, we still have all the nasty interviews, blogs, and twitter rants. Perhaps, her family and friends underestimated her resolve and stamina?” – Julia, July 1, 2012, Priscilla From Wascilla
“I’ve never been jealous of my friends success ever. I’m not that type of girl. Never have been.” – Jacqueline Laurita, April 23, 2012, Twitter
“I was asked 2 do a vow renewal 2 that would have been in the tabloids. I turned it down. T knew. I found out about hers on camera.” – Jacqueline Laurita, June 10, 2012, Twitter
Video: Jacqueline tells The Morning Show in Canada on July 18, 2012, that Teresa Giudice “tried to sabotage a lot of business dealings for me.”
“She congratulated me on an opportunity I got & then tried to take it away from me behind my back 4 herself (& failed).” – Jacqueline Laurita’s reply to someone on Twitter who asked, while season 4 episode 7 was airing, what Teresa did to her personally?
“Jac DMd me that her fight with Teresa is over a lost opportunity for lip gloss and nail polish, which Jac believes Teresa usurped.” – Jennifer, June 19, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
“[Teresa] hurt me bad. Tried to cut me out of opportunities and tried 2 steal one deal I have after I’ve always supported her plus more.” – Jacqueline Laurita, Jacqueline Laurita Explains Why She Isn’t Friends With Teresa Giudice, November 17, 2011, AllAboutTRH.com
“I laugh when pple say I’m jealous of T. There is NOT ONE aspect of her life I would want. Not even leaving my kids 4 best selling book signings.” – Jacqueline Laurita, June 20, 2012, Twitter
“I actually have an amazing book I’d like 2 publish but I’m not ready 2 tour yet 4 signings. Maybe if I can bring my kids? I’m waiting.” – Jacqueline Laurita, June 20, 2012, Twitter
“The difference with Teresa’s family dynamic and ours is that she claims she WANTS a relationship so badly with her brother and his family, but then sabotages the same relationship by interfering with potential opportunities they might benefit from behind the scenes.” – Jacqueline Laurita, June 4, 2012, Love is Love
“Teresa would do little things to try to sabotage her family and friends like putting things about them in articles, sabotaging potential business opportunities, etc. all while claiming that she wanted to be one big happy family again.” – Jacqueline Laurita, June 18, 2012, The Rules According to Teresa
“I think the insults directed at Caroline for being one-sixteenth Italian (which is not true at all) and her ‘authentic’ meatball comments were to discredit Caroline as an Italian cook for two reasons. First, because she lost a meatball tasting contest to Caroline on the Rachael Ray show which annoyed her. Also there had been talk since day one of Caroline and our family doing a family cookbook, and in my opinion Teresa was trying to plant a seed in the readers mind. Teresa actually used a similar concept for her book, and I didn’t mind at all. I was happy it worked for her. If our family did it we would use different pictures and our own family stories. I always supported Teresa on anything she ventured into, and when she got to work and actually did what my family had only talked about, I thought, ‘Good for her.’ And I was very proud of her. I think the problem was that Teresa wanted to be the ONLY authentic Italian cook, and she wanted to make sure that she kept that title… Teresa calls her book a family cookbook, yet she never even attempted to include any other family members in it. If the recipes were passed down from generation to generation, I’m sure other family members use the same recipes as well, but if I know Teresa, she probably wouldn’t allow anyone else to claim them but her.” – Jacqueline Laurita, April 22, 2012, The Breaking Point
“There is one more thing that I felt that I had to address. You say everyone has motives for coming on the show with their ‘get-rich-quick schemes.’ Who isn’t trying to make a buck nowadays, and what’s wrong with that? Especially when it’s your family. Why do you make it sound like a bad thing? You say Kathy’s is baking, Melissa’s is singing, so what was YOUR ‘get-rich-quick scheme,’ Teresa? Was it the cookbooks? The TG Fabulicious store? The makeup? The lip gloss? The nail polish? The sauce? The olive oil? The pots and pans? The teeth whitener? The t-shirt line? The Bellini? The wine? The kids’ shampoo line? And now you want to come out with a prostitution whore song? Take a look at your own motives, Teresa. I think you’ve pretty much covered every market. What’s next, a rhinestone studded sex toy line? God Bless you for putting in the work to make all of that happen. I am so proud of you. I hope you are extremely successful. But you are not the only one entitled to make money with the show. How can you knock people trying to make a living? This show gives us a platform for many things. There is enough room for everyone to be successful. There is no need to be greedy or even jealous of other people’s successes.” – Jacqueline Laurita, August 15, 2011, An Eye Opener
“Can anybody have anything…anything…it’s my brother’s wedding…I don’t wanna talk about your stupid cookbook.” – Caroline Manzo, in her talking head interview, responding to Teresa’s proclamation during Jamie and Rich’s reception that she just got a text message stating her cookbook made the New York Times’ bestseller list.
“Because he didn’t achieve his success by hurting his friends & he shares his success with others.” – Jacqueline Laurita responding on Twitter to someone who asked, while season 4 episode 7 was airing, why it was okay for Chris to bring up his success (on the bus in Chicago when he mentioned BLK and the wine they just added) and not Teresa?
“I loved the juxtaposition between Chris Laurita’s announcement regarding a new client (a wine company), and Teresa’s announcement about her new cookbook being on the NY Times’ bestseller list. Teresa and Joe were genuinely happy for their friend, but the Manzos/Lauritas (especially the women) were obviously jealous/annoyed. It is obvious why the other women accuse Teresa of anything they can think of: they are just jealous. Caroline replies to every innocent comment that Teresa makes in a nasty way (preferably in a TH). And she pretends she is the victim on top of it!” – NoPityFL, June 11, 2012, TelevisionWithoutPity
“Maybe fame has gotten to her head. It has gotten to all of their heads. Everyone is about the fame! Every single one of them — so what is the problem??? Teresa makes the money. Teresa brings in the viewers. Teresa has the best selling cookbooks. Teresa had the crazy Christmas cards that are so ridiculous it is cute. She is the standout in New Jersey. So, from those points, what can we figure out? The other four are JEALOUS! And jealousy is a hard thing to get over.” – CFF, June 12, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
“Why would you continue to ask your ‘friend’ about on going legal matters ON CAMERA that could incriminate herself and her husband? Why would you continue to comment and insinuate bankruptcy fraud (lavish lifestyle, spending out of control, etc) to get your ‘friend’ into hot water? I was disgusted regarding Teresa’s behavior toward Danielle (no matter what she said, no one should be physically attacked); HOWEVER, the rest of this cast thinks the viewers are stupid, which I’m most offended with. These idiotic confrontations are no more than jealous power trips on Teresa and Joe’s good fortune to successfully capitalize off of the show. No one wants BLK water, Brownstone sauce, Melissa’s music singles, Kathy’s Red Velvet Cosmos, but Teresa’s books and appearances are selling out, she’s moving bottles of wine, she appears on every episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, she’s on magazine covers, she’s everywhere. ” – brooklyntvcutie on June 18, 2012, Television Without Pity
“I’ve been feeling the desire to state my case as if I need others to validate what I’m already feeling and what I already know… I remember feeling this same way before the Season 2 reunion with Danielle. I went there armed and ready for battle. I had my gun loaded with plenty of ammunition to win. God knows what I thought I was winning. I had so much dirt on that woman that I was actually looking forward to exposing her, because I felt like she deserved it. Halfway through the reunion, I realized that this need to destroy her with her ugly truths was making me just as ugly of a person as she was. Hate makes you ugly. I didn’t want to be that ugly person. It is not who I am. My heart is much too big to be driven to the dark side. I was allowing myself to become someone that I was not proud of. I got control of myself and decided to let go of all the hate, move forward, and not look back. The awkward hug was about letting go of the hate and the fight. She promised to stop harassing my family and move on. (Although she never kept her word.) I didn’t want to become that bitter person then, and I don’t want to become that person now. I’ve decided once and for all, to let go of all the hate. I know what I know, and that is all I need to know. I also know that the season is not over yet, and there will be episodes that I will want to respond to in my blogs. For now, I will continue to respond to each episode, but I will try to do so without as much animosity.” – Jacqueline Laurita, Leaving the Nest, July 2, 2012
“If I get hurt I get nasty, and I got nasty because I was hurt.” – Jacqueline Laurita, Season 4 Episode 15, during her conversation with Teresa in the RV, away from the others, where Teresa tries to understand why Jacqueline no longer wants to be her friend