Anderson Cooper airs at 3 p.m. here in the Atlanta market, so I am just now getting ready to watch his interview with Teresa Giudice. Okay here is what happened…
Anderson started going in on Tre right away with a clip of the reunion where Teresa shouts at Caroline about her rolls of blubber. Anderson said no matter what people say to you there is no reason to behave like a 12-year-old. Anderson really kept going in on Teresa. He said three times that no matter what people say to you there is no reason to go for the blubber retort. I tend to agree with that, Anderson; however, that’s what these people get paid the big bucks to do. It’s sort of their job. Also, Anderson, you really think it is great when Nene Leakes does it. You seem unnecessarily harsh with Tre. Did your boy Andy Cohen give you some instruction before the interview?
Then Anderson showed a clip of Jaq on his show where she ducks the question of whether Tre reached out to her about her son’s autism. Tre says she did send Jaq a text saying, “I’m sorry to hear about your son. Hope all goes well.” Anderson wanted to know why she didn’t pick up the phone and call her. (Clearly Anderson is clueless here.) Tre said because things have gotten out of hand and Jaq is texting her constantly. Teresa said, “If I show you the textesess that she sent to me, it’s like, if it keeps going, I’m going to go to the cops. I want her to leave me alone. I haven’t spoken to her in a year and she keeps textessezzing me.” Anderson Cooper asked about a spin-off and Tre says she would love to do a cooking show but doesn’t really want to do one about her family. (Which is the rumor today). We shall see about that. She didn’t really confirm or deny. Despite all of her protests about not wanting to film with family, it would not surprise me one bit if she did a family reality show. Anderson asked why she would want to behave the way she does on the show if she isn’t really like that. Rather than just saying ‘money’, Teresa asked if he saw her on Celebrity Apprentice, the implication being that she was relatively well-behaved on there. Anderson said that he can’t bring himself to watch that. Sidenote: It probably conflicts with Honey Boo Boo and/or Toddlers and Tiaras both of which AC loves.
Tre was a bit rattled. Anderson asked her about her book. She seemed a bit shaken. Kellie Pickler innocently asked where the recipes from her cookbook came from and that got a bit of a physical reaction from Tre. Overall, the was interview was a bit rougher than the usual “two chicks on the couch” sort of interviews she does. It wasn’t so much that Anderson was being harsh, it’s more that most female interviews give the guest more of a chance to skirt the question. I guess I was not the only person who felt this way. At the very end of the show, Anderson Cooper let some guy in the audience defend Tre. Apparently, Anderson was told he was rude to Tre. Anderson let the guy speak and then said that there is no reason to ever go after someone’s appearance like that. Kellie Pickler chimed in with something like “especially in front of children.” Because there are so many children at the reunion taping apparently. Jesus.
Meanwhile, back in New Jersey, Jaqueline Laurita was having a busy day on twitter once again. In one of her forty or so tweets today, Jaq lets us know that she is spending her day researching autism sites and tweeting. So far she has been doing that for about six hours. When the Anderson show aired in NJ though, she stopped her rigorous schedule to have yet another twitter meltdown about Tre. She tends to do that at least once a month for the past year. Here’s just one of her tweets about Tre on the Anderson show, “Teresa shouldn’t go on TV to say I’m threatening her unless she wants a defamation suit against her. I’ve tried2get her to stop& she doesn’t.” Then she starts tweeting all sorts of tweets she has sent Tre lately asking if each one is “threatening.” The answer is no, nothing you posted was threatening, Jaq. She just wants you to stop textesssezzzing her entirely. She wants you to leave her alone! You’ve had a hand in ruining her family. Stop texteszing her and get to gloating. You win! Oh and while you are spending all day on twitter talking about her, she is tweeting pictures of her family and thanking her fans and advertising tons and tons of appearances and talking about her haircare line! She’s doing things! And then as quickly as Jaqueline’s meltdown began, it stopped. And she went right back to posting videos of autism dogs and rainbows and kittens.