I have been doing some digging with some help of my tweeps and have figured out why Teresa is not going to be on WWHL this Sunday as planned. Basically, Teresa has been a real trooper doing promos for the premiere despite the added trauma of Joe’s dad dying. Clearly, she has a lot to deal with at the moment.
One of her publicity events was the photoshoot and interview with the New York Post. I devoted an entire post to the NYP story that discussed some diva like behaviors coming from Teresa. In retrospect, Teresa being unprofessional at an event is out of character for her. It could have just been all the stress she is under, but I am finding out now that Teresa was very upset with the interviewer and the photographer on that shoot. She felt like the interviewer had an agenda, which of course he did. Teresa also expected her Bravo handler to have her back and stick up for her and that did not happen.
When the article came out on June 12th, Teresa was very upset. She was barely on Twitter at all, which is suspect in and of itself because she is always promoting her next appearance all day on Twitter. Instead, she was on the phone to Bravo ranting to the PR team for hanging her out to dry. It remains unclear whether Teresa said something to the effect that she is not doing any more promo work for the show, (which legally she could not do, but…really if she is going to prison, it doesn’t matter) or if Bravo cancelled her appearance, or if everyone just agreed that between the unpleasant article on the 12th and the RHONJ premiere on the 13th that Teresa had reached her breaking point and needed some down time.
At any rate, the NYP article was the catalyst for the implosion. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Teresa seems shocked that anyone would ask her the hard questions, like whether she had any regrets. If she doesn’t now, I imagine she will soon enough.
As for the sites reporting Andy said something on WWHL about her sentencing, they refer to several different episodes of WWHL, a couple of which I watched again today and never heard Andy mention anything. I think it is her Bravo ladysitter who Teresa is angry with.