This is a Tamaratattles EXCLUSIVE with EXCLUSIVE sources so please do not steal my work. You are welcome to quote a portion with a link back to this page but not the entire piece. Thanks so much!
Yesterday there was a lot of coverage of the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast at the official launch for Teresa’s haircare line, Milania Hair Care. The reports claimed that the Gorgas and the Giudices were greeting each other with kisses and hugs and posing happily for pictures together. It’s that special. So I contacted my RHONJ source to find out how this unexpected display of public affection occurred. It seems that everything is not as it appears. This season it seems that most of the fighting occurs off camera and the RHONJ are trying to clean up their public image a bit. However, they have not been 100% successful in their endeavors.
Tamaratattles has exclusively learned about filming that took place last week when production decided to send the Giudices, the Gorgas and the Wakiles on a little trip. It seems the fambly was not meshing as well as they would like, or perhaps fighting as much as they would like, so they sent the to some cabins on Lake George in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. That is where things went a bit off track, or right on track depending on what the motives of production were. The story will go that Tre suggests the trip so everyone can work out their issues once and for all. Things went okay for a short time it seems and then there was some sort of argument (SHOCKER!) and Joe Gorga calls his sister “trash” and the two Joes got into a fist fight. There was a lot of bad behavior at the resort and things were getting out of hand. You’ll never believe how production handled this.
While this is pretty much par for the course with this group, things get weird when Teresa calls Caroline and asks her to come mediate. WTF? The best I can determine, Caroline and Tre are starrting to get along this season (apparently, this is despite what I was told about Teresa making comments earlier in filming about Albert and Chris and everyone else pretty much cheating on their wives) and Caroline has resumed her role of mediator. Teresa reaching out to Caroline for help with her fambly problems seems pretty out there to me. But I am assured that not only did it happen (with lots of prompting from production) but Caroline actually came to the rescue! It seems that production needed a rational person to throw some water on the fire. So Caroline headed to the hills of NY to calm the situation down. If you are confused, you are not the only one. Apparently, the mediation “worked.” At least with regard to storyline. My understanding is that everyone is all smiles for the cameras but that behind the scenes the war rages on.
Tamaratattles predicted last season that this would be the season Melissa finally gets the bad edit. While not much editing has occurred yet because filming continues through the end of March or early April, Melissa appears to be insuring that the bad edit happens. Melissa seems to feel like she outshone Tre last season and so this season she can be the diva. Word is that Melissa is making bizarre demands to production and refusing to film scenes that don’t emphasize how rich and famous she is now (in her own mind). When will these people learn that the production team holds the editing scissors and that it is not a good idea to piss them off?
Speaking of Melissa, her real life best friend is filming with her this season. However, in an attempt to grab her 15 minutes, she agrees to let the producers send her to lunch with Teresa. At lunch she tells Teresa about Melissa’s (alleged) affair with Bryan (aka Bulldog). Of course Tre and everyone else already knew about this but they let the new friend spill the beans to the camera. Kim D’s storyline is to run with the Melissa’s had an affair story and to allude to questionable paternity of one of Melissa and Joe’s children. Nice Bravo! You realize the kids will see this, right?
In other news, as I have said a billion times, there has been no filming with Danielle Staub. The cast trip will happen in March and take place most likely in the Caribbean. My understanding is they are going to the beach. So we should keep a close eye on the news in warmer climates next month and see if anyone gets arrested. Maybe the will got to St. Barts and we can see the pirate again!
And there is your steaming hot mug of RHONJ tea!