Teresa and Gia are having a beach day. Continue reading
Time for a Real Housewives of New Jersey blog round-up! Ratings for this season are dropping like a rock. Personally, I think it is because Caroline is not there. And three new people is at least one too many. I have always said these shows would do better with less housewives. We would be able to get more involved with their lives and get a truer picture. Alas, we are programmed to live for the table flipping scenes which is not what initially drew me to reality TV. Dina promises there is a lot of drama to come, so perhaps the ratings will pick up. Anyway, let’s see what the pertinent part of the blogs are this week! Continue reading
It’s Christmastime in New Jersey! I love a good Christmas episode! YAY! We start at Tre’s house where Tre and her family are setting up the family tree. Tre says it is great to stay home this year for Christmas and be out of the public eye. Um, Tre, the public doesn’t pay you any attention during Christmas, unless you are putting your entire Christmas drama on TV! With all of the ornaments breaking, I’ll be shocked if any make it to the tree. Especially because the parents are drinking Fabellini while Teresa tries to make out with a disinterested Joe. Tre tells Joe that people were talking about her at the “harvest party.” Joe says until they get their day in court to “prove themselves not guilty,” they can have any opinion they want because they know who they are. By the way, the words “not guilty” were frankenbite edits.
Joe and Melissa are putting up their Christmas tree too. And Melissa is saying crazy things in her talking head just like Tre. Melissa informs us that they sold their Montville home and are “shacking it up in a rental.” While that last part is true, after numerous issues with their rent to buy tenant, the deal has fallen through and Joe and Melissa claim they now want to move back to Montville. Antonia screams she does not like this small disgusting house! It looks to be at least 4,000 square feet on a couple of snowy acres. Poor things, their tree is too small for their little rental house. How will they cope?
The twins are at their parents to put up their tree. The twins’ mother is named Santa. For real. The twins’ father goes on some wine-fueled speech about Italian tradition as the family decorates their tree. Amber’s kids are making the most disgusting gingerbread house ever. But they seem to be having fun! In spite of Amber, who is odd. Continue reading
Teresa’s blog focused on her family, and all of the people who were in the pretty picture:
My kids always make things brighter no matter what though. I’m glad you got to see more of them just hanging out, cooking breakfast, doing homework, twerking…you know all the normal things kids do… Gabriella is growing up so fast and is such a good, responsible older sister. I love when she helps Milania with her homework. Milania is Milania. Yes, she is definitely funnier than me! She’s also a little caretaker and such a snuggler! Audriana is almost 5! Can you believe it? She wants to do everything her big sisters are doing, especially go to school. She goes to preschool and loves it, but she can’t wait for kindergarten. And Gia, my oldest, is a teenager now! She is every bit of a teen: taller, beautiful, and super sensitive and emotional. She has such a big heart and so much love for everyone.
Yep! Everything is perfectly normal! I am gonna take a guess that the reason we rarely see Audriana is she was born into the chaos. By the time she was aware of her surroundings, Tre and Joe were already aware the end was near. Joe was allegedly cheating a lot and the home was anything but happy.
I’m so excited for Real Housewives of New Jersey to be back! It’s clear from the title Bravo chose to exploit the legal woes of Teresa and Joe Giudice as much as possible. And frankly, I could not be happier. White collar felonies committed just for the pretense of social status are particularly vile to me and part of the punishment should be social shunning, in my opinion. If you missed any of the Giudice court proceedings, I’ve covered them all in detail here.
OMG I am mesmerized already. We begin with a montage of the news coverage of federal charges. Melissa and Joe are standing firmly behind Teresa. Melissa calls Teresea who answers her cell in the kitchen on speakerphone right in front of Gia. Melissa asks Tre if the stories are true. Teresa says, “N-N-No, what came out today is not true.” Gia has bags under her eyes from crying and looks devastated. Gia asks her mom what she is talking about. Teresa evades her questions. Gia says she knows what is going on. She is old enough to understand what is going on. Gia breaks down in sobs. Okay this is going to be bad. I hate seeing Gia cry. Teresa is clearly devastated.
The editing for this season is already over the top fantastic. They have totally spent the money on production this season with aerial views and such. You can tell they are sparing no expense on this season. And now, we flash back to three months before just like it is all movie!
And it is the hilarious scenes with Tre’s girls. Milania is bawking at doing homework so Tre calls in Gabriella to help. As Gabriella explains capitalization to Milania, Milania rolls her eyes and asks Tre if she can read a book while “she (Gabriella) is doing this.” Miliana my be an out of control brat, but she is a funny and adorable one. Continue reading
Well, I think we all saw this coming.
Vicki Hyman of The Star-Ledger is reporting.
The sentencing date for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Joe and Teresa Giudice for fraud has been pushed back from July 8 to Sept. 23, the U.S. Attorney’s Office tells The Star-Ledger, although a spokesperson says the delay is “100 percent not” because of the death Wednesday of Joe Giudice’s father Frank. The federal court moved the date because of an administrative issue, says Rebekah Carmichael of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “It was not moved because of any other factor.”
EDIT: Thanks Buck Henry for the heads up. I was super busy at that moment and thought it was an email that had disappeared. Found it in moderation so now I can thank you!
I conked out after eating dinner tonight and woke up to the sad news that Frank Giudice dropped dead of an apparent heart attack today. No matter how you feel about the Giudices, this is certainly becoming a lot to take. Especially for the girls. Gia and her siblings are facing the real possibility that both of her parents will be going to prison in three weeks, and now they have lost their grandfather. Many reports had Joe’s parents as the leading option of who will take the girls when their parents serve their time.
Unlike Teresa’s father who has experienced many health issues, Joe’s dad was in relatively good health. Continue reading
I fear this is going to be one of those fast sneak peeks I can’t fully absorb and blog at the same time. It does look like they go to the Okefenokee swamp. Melissa fancies herself some sort of model in the same realm as The Village People and Milania calls Teresa a butthole. And that was in the first five seconds.Dina is a bitch and fights with Teresa. The Giudices trial is played up. Gia is a mess.
Milania is allowed to make omelette unsupervised and all her parents are buttholes. It seem the kid who was allowed to wipe her butthole all over the refrigerated produce section has no decorum. But she is at least insightful. Quelle surprise! Oh they are totally playing up the federal charges. The show will totally be focused on that. WHICH IS GREAT! It also means that we can expect the same treatment for Phaedra with Kenya narrating the events on RHOA next season. Teresa appears to deny pleading guilty even though we saw it in court. Teresa has four more heads of hair than usual.
Teresa doesn’t think she should be judged despite the fact she pled guilty to numerous federal felonies. Um, that is how life works. As a society, people judge criminals in a negative way. If you defraud people and plead guilty, people are going to look down on you, even if you have extra fancy hair and a pretty dress on. Teresa is sad that people say they hope the worse for her in jail. No, people just think, if you do the crime, you deserve the time.
She doesn’t want her daughters to be affected. Um, too late. Continue reading
Once again we start with the Giudice girls. Andy asks Tre which of her girls she thinks is most like her. Kathy says Milania. Teresa says that Kathy remembers her being like Milania as a kid but she doesn’t remember her childhood. Teresa’s parents also say that Milania acts just like Tre when she was a kid. Andy asks what the funniest thing she has done lately is. Teresa says she has been twerking a lot. Teresa has not had the sex talk with Gia because she has not started her period yet. Jac says something about giving her a hand mirror so she can see what she is working with and Andy gets rattled and moves on. Are you concerned with Gia growning up to fast? Makeup, etc. Teresa basically says she caved. They show a cute Christmas scene with Tre, Juicy and all the girls decorating for Christmas. Continue reading
Well hell, I wasn’t expecting to have to do this again tonight. Imagine my dismay as I am watching Dancing With The Stars wondering who all these “stars” are (the only two I recognized were Amber Riley and Snooki) when suddenly my TV flips the channel to RHONJ!
At least they are starting with some unseen footage of Milania. This might be worth watching if it were all Milania. Milania is hitting the other kids at school and Teresa misses the point. This is terrible parenting. Why am I not surprised?
Speaking of horrific parenting, Joe and Melissa are talking about sex in front of Antonia. Meanwhile Joey can’t add 30+30+11. Melissa says Joe doesn’t know the tens place from the ones place. Melissa had to redo Joe’s homework. Perhaps they should have let Antonia do it. Continue reading
Here we go with the final attempt of this season to blog a show full of frankenbites and misdirection. So far not a single word out of Penny’s mouth that says anything about Teresa and Melissa has been shown. For all we know they could be arguing about who is wearing the most expensive pair of shoes. Teresa the word is texts not texas. Meanwhile is that guy who walked in with Johnny the Greek the creepy guy that hung around Danielle Staub?
They didn’t even show the fight. Teresa was hysterical hiding behind Juicy. Then in the middle of it all, Teresa screams out a commercial for Milania Haircare products, “If they want to buy Milania Haircare products? Tell them to fuck themselves!” LMAO. Only Teresa would think to do that. Interestingly, there were huge security types behind nearly every regular cast member. It’s almost like they planned it! Nah…. Continue reading
Sigh. I think we are all getting tired of this. Part of the problem is their “storylines” often end up involving the police and making national news so we have heard about this stuff for months. Nonetheless, here we go again.
Is this Posche store a used clothing store? I never noticed that before. It also seems very small. Why is a tiny used clothing store having fashion shows that everyone in town comes to?
I made myself get up off my deathbed to recap a show about Melissa “singing?” Oh hell no! ( Not really, I think I have fall allergies, not fatal) Melissa can’t sing. End of Melissa storyline recap. Continue reading