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
Category Archives: Joe Gorga
What happened in Vegas, almost stayed in Vegas. Most of it is still a mystery, but I do have some tea. First of all, Kenya Moore was there with Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, Melissa Gorga for an event at Caesar’s Place. It appears that the housewives competed in several events with a high roller from the casino as a partner. In one event, “runway walking” Kenya takes an unexpected bobble and makes it all seem like part of the performance. Her impressive recovery won that round for her team. See the video at end of post. But read on for lots of other Vegas tea! 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
Joe and Melissa’s tenant has a whole lot more to say. I’m pretty much bored with it, but I thought maybe you guys would be interested in the behinds the scenes of RHONJ parts I have highlighted near the end. here is the entire letter in its entirety. I admit to skimming. I am super tired for some reason today. If someone wants to give a recap of this tome, feel free to do so in comments. What follows is the entire letter from Mr. Patterson unedited.
First I would like to say that I have no ill thoughts or ill will against Joe and Melissa Gorga. I think Joe Gorga put a lot of effort into building the home, but I do think existing problems in the home need to be seriously addressed. Having the confidence in Mr. Gorga’s ability to fix the problems allowed me to move forward with renting and agreeing to purchasing the home. I know that he has the ability, because there is a lot of great craftsmanship that he put toward building the property. The property is not a dump, but it does need the problems to be addressed, before more series problems arise
I entered into the Lease/Purchase Agreement to purchase the Gorga’s Montville home because I through it was a good investment that enabled me to focus on building my company without wasting money on just renting. After having been recently defrauded by one of the larges Wall Street Broker Dealers (John Thomas Financial, Inc.), and witnessing their shutdown by the Federal Government, I was able to reacquire the office space of my old company in Rockaway, New Jersey, which is perfectly configured for my new company. I decided to relocate to Montville, New Jersey because it was close to my company’s main office, and the Gorga’s house met my requirements, as well as my taste in ascetics. Rather than spend the next year throwing away money on renting a residence that I have no intension of owning, I decided to lease a home that I would purchase, and spend my time and resources building my company. This philosophy has enabled me to recently acquired an contract that generates about $600,000 per month in gross revenue. The contract will begin generating $1.2 million per month in gross revenue after the 5 month, and we are acquiring additional contracts each month. My philosophy is it is easier to purchase beautiful home from owning a successful business, than purchase a successful business with a home. If you focus on business first, everything else is easier to acquire. The Lease/Purchase Agreement allowed me to put money down towards the purchase of the property, have the problems within the property resolved and each month make payments towards the downpayment of purchasing the home, while continuing to build my business Continue reading
Earlier today I posted this article about a dispute, Joe Gorga has with his tenant, Kai Patterson, currently residing in the Montville home. A representative for Mr. Patterson has reached out to TamaraTattles.com with a response. It is rather lengthy and I have edited a bit to remove all of the “see attachment” notes. Suffice it to say receipts were provided in the FORTY-NINE attachments provided. There were also numerous pictures of the damage. Sadly, no pictures were provided of the BEAVERS LIVING IN THE WALLS!!! That would have been my lead story, yet it is buried well below the fact they had no hot water for extended periods of time. It’s all very Grey Gardens. Except instead of a mother and daughter, it’s a son and his step-father with beavers. Because, did I mention the beavers in the walls? Allegedly.
Basically, the tenant says Joe lied to the court about the amount of rent. Joe says it is $20,000 (ALLEGEDLY) and the tenant says it is $10,000. Anyway, here is the other side of the story.
Speaking of allegedly, despite the 49 attachments which appear to back up every issue mentioned Everything below this point is the statement of a representative for Mr. Patterson. Continue reading
Last Friday, Melissa and Joe were in Superior Court in Morristown. But this time, the housewives couple was the plaintiff and the offended party. As you recall, Melissa and Joe put their Montville home on the market for $3.8 million and were having a hard time getting an offer. Here is what I said about that at the time:
While the house was on the market, They refinanced again, with a principal of $2,185,199.07 and a new interest rate of 5% in April of 2011 giving them a monthly payment of $11,829.40 They began making those payments on April 1 of 2011. At the same time the did this refi, they signed an Assignment of Leases agreement. Where essentially the bank was given all rights to any rent that would be received from renting the property in any way. I’m not sure what that was about. They could have been planning to rent the property rather than selling it, or were preparing for a possible rent to own sort of contract, or perhaps Bravo was technically renting a portion of the property in some way for filming. Whatever the reason the bank had a special agreement regarding any rent that the Gorgas might receive or did receive.
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
Bravo released a press release today announcing the upcoming season of RHONJ! Looks like we will have a sneak peek on June 1st! With the actual season returning on July 13th! So um, what is going to be on Sunday between RHOA and RHONJ? Kandi’s Wedding? Here is the whole press list for you to read, there is a lot of interesting stuff in there!
NEW YORK – May 14, 2014 –Bravo Media’s watercooler hit, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” returns with a super-sized premiere on Sunday, July 13 from 8-9:15p.m. ET/PT as Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are joined by new “Housewives” Amber Marchese, identical twin sisters Teresa Aprea and Nicole Mauriello, and the return of fan-favorite Dina Manzo. Also appearing throughout the season are sisters Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. A preview special of the upcoming season will air on Sunday, June 1 at 10p.m. ET/PT.
This season, Teresa and her husband, Joe, fight to keep their family intact as they embark on a very public legal battle for their freedom. Teresa’s oldest friend, and veteran housewife, Dina, returns to help her soul-sister, but ends up revealing her own private pain. With a divorce on the horizon and her daughter, Lexi, heading off to college, Dina attempts to face her fear of dating in the 21st century. Continue reading
The Real Housewives of New Jersey have been filming season six for some time now and with filming comes tons of rumors. Now that I have a moment, I thought I would take a moment to catch you up on all the gossip. Or maybe just some of it. Let’s start with the big question. Will we see Teresa and Joe Giudice dealing with their impending trials? Um, is Andy Cohen Jewish? Of course we will. While for some reason the recent Nightline interview seemed to indicate that it would not be addressed on the upcoming season of RHONJ, Andy has assured us it will be front and center. Teresa reports that her castmates have been very kind in not bringing up the subject, but my sources say that is not true. The new girl, Amber does confront Tre about her legal woes. You can expect scenes with Teresa and Dina where Teresa shares her concerns.
Are Teresa and Melissa getting along? My understanding is they have an uneasy truce at the moment. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but they are presenting a united front. Melissa has few allies and needs Teresa this season. However, Dina’s friendship with Teresa does not extend to Melissa. Teresa is quick to defend Melissa with the others so far. She is bigger than ever on the family thing this season. Continue reading
Two staff writers for NorthJersey.com have a very interesting piece on the behind the scenes world of Joe and Teresa Giudice’s attorneys. Also in their piece they talk about the attorney who handles contract negotiations for Joe and Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile and Rosie.
Joe and Tre’s lawyers have reviewed hours and hours and hours of raw footage from the show that the Feds subpoenaed from Bravo. #IndicitmentsByBravo
It really is an interesting piece of reporting. I highly recommend you go read the whole piece. Click through for an exerpt. 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