I realize I should be telling y’all this but it is 3 am and I really don’t care that much. But they are posing in front of a Bravo step and repeat… That’s all I got.
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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.
I’ve been getting lots of requests to talk about what is going on with the filming of Real Housewives of New Jersey. I’ve been hearing things for quite a while but not enough to warrant a blog. Now there is all of this ex-boyfriend of Melissa drama going on and I might as well try to sort of catch y’all up to speed. I warn you in advance it isn’t any shocking tea. Let’s start where I left off last season. Remember this shocking post where I (at least temporarily) professed myself to be a Tre hugger? I still believe that Tre was set up in Strippergate by production and that Jac Laurita was fully aware it was going to go down. It appears that a certain producer is no longer working on RHONJ. I also said that on the new season, Tre was going to get the good edit and the story arc would be Melissa getting a turn in the crappy edit chair. It turns out I was at least half right there.
I think New Jersey is about mid-way through filming and the hammer seems to be dropping on Melissa. Recently, an ex-boyfriend of Melissa’s has shown up on twitter and SHOCKINGLY RadarOnline has picked up the story. The guy is named Bryan and he claims to have been Melissa’s boyfriend before Melissa married Joe. I should point out that Melissa got married almost 8 years ago in 2004. Isn’t it interesting that this guy turns up on the season where Melissa has been cast as the villain? Basically this guys tweets say that Melissa lived with him and his parents while working at Lookers and at some point his father threw her out of the house. He claims Melissa hid in bushes and stalked him. He also says that Melissa gave him an ultimatum to stop seeing other women or “she would marry the millionaire.” This is supposed to paint Melissa as money hungry. Really? Is this news? Find me a housewife that didn’t consider finances when marrying these “rich” people. Continue reading »
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Despite what you may have read elsewhere, the rumors about the Real Housewives of New Jersey casting shakeups are untrue. I have an independent source on RHONJ and know the facts. First of all, filming has not started yet. I know you’ve heard that Bravo wanted to capitalize on the Sandy superstorm drama but that’s simply untrue. One producer with one hand-held camera shot some video at the Sandy Relief Drive in Union, NJ last Saturday. The entire Manzo family and Jacqueline have been working tirelessly on relief efforts since the storm began. It’s NOT a Bravo storyline, it’s just that they are decent people. Y’all know I am a Caroline fan so let’s keep it classy in the comments. This is a huge disaster up there and not something that should be trivialized by our Bravo bashing. There will be other threads for bashing any RHONJ you’d like. But this is not the one.
But what y’all want to know is who is coming back, right? Here is the tea… Continue reading »
Fine. I’ll sit up and blog this one last episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. But I ain’t happy about it. Andy wants to address the gay slurs again. Because insulting gays is bad. But making multiple shows with people degrading women is called making a living. Oh Teresa, “Everyone laughed. It was funny.” Joe looks bad enough. You are not helping.
Then they pitted Team Tre against Team Caroline in a truck pulling contest. Team Caroline won. This footage should have stayed lost. Maybe the next segment will be the lost scenes of Tre looking smart and misunderstood. Nope. Toilet humor. Why am I watching this?
Jacqueline Laurita is giving parenting advice to Teresa Giudice on national TV. Jac says she learned to “take some time out of her busy schedule once in a while to spend time with her kids” when she was raising Ashley. That must have been once in a very short while if her tweeting schedule this past year is any indication. Just today, one of the few days she doesn’t have Nick shipped of to extensive ABA training, she went and got a facial. I guess she needed a little me time. I don’t care how out of control Tre’s kids are, she spends way more time with her kids that Jac does despite being at a million appearances. Continue reading »
Look, I am going to try to get this up and out with one watch in real time, so apologies in advance for whatever I miss. Meanwhile, I’m watching the end of the last episode of this crapfest and Kathy Wakile seems to love going in on Tre. That’s new behavior. Maybe it is the real her?
We start with Rosie going off backstage like the thug she is. Rosie is threatening to kill Tre. Caroline is trying to mediate, but she does it from perspective of Melissa and Kathy. Not the way to go, Caroline. And while I have your attention, you have your own family issues that you want everyone to butt out of but here you are, smack in the middle of someone else’s family. I get you are trying to help, but because I like you, I wish you would just shut up and stay out of the gutter. Continue reading »
One minute in and why in the hell is Caroline answering Jacqueline’s questions? Here we go already with the screaming already. I think Tre was the first to call someone a bitch (Jac). Andy is moving on from the birthday party story and Jac interrupts to ask Melissa if Teresa grabbed her arm. Tell us about Tre grabbing your arm Melissa. Jac really wants to be sure that story gets told. Good lord neither Caroline or Jac can keep their mouths shut while anyone else speaks. Melissa needs to learn how to sit with her legs closed. She on national television not hustling the crowd at Lookers.
Jac, we have read the court records for your business bankruptcy. It’s a public court record. The whole premise of the case is that you and Chris used business funds for personal benefit. Oh for fucks sake at the autism segment. That whole thing is unnecessary and out of place at a catfight. This show is about the housewives and the fighting. Why have a whole segment on one of the kids that was not a part of the show? I could have sworn Jac was tweeting that one of the only things the kid does say now is “I love you.” Let’s move on from this and stick to the main players. Continue reading »
There are lots of stories flying around about the Real Housewives of New Jersey since the finale and in anticipation of the three-part reunion episodes. Contracts are negotiated after the reunion for the next season so everyone is vying for position. First out of the gate was Melissa Gorga. Melissa, who was horrified that Tre would do INTERVIEWS! with MAGAZINES! for MONEY! Finally got one to pay attention to her. In her interview on Wendy Williams this week, she wanted to make it clear that Teresa was ruining her life. She managed to work into the interview the two main accusations she made in her US Weekly cover story this week. First she says that Teresa violently twisted her arm in front of throngs of innocent children at a family birthday party and then she claims that Teresa called some club that hires Melissa to perform and told them to stop booking her and not to pay her.
I can see Teresa grabbing Melissa by the arm. After the Kathy face grabbing incident, where Kathy repeatedly told Tre not to touch her, it’s clear that Tre has no problems getting in someone’s personal space. However, I doubt Tre was trying to wrench Melissa’s arm out of its socket while she was holding a kid. I have a theory on why Melissa is on tour with this story this week. I’ll get to that in a minute. As for the club story, that one makes less sense to me. Why would Tre be calling a club owner telling them not to pay Melissa and, as Melissa added on the Wendy Williams show, “to hire Tre instead?” When has Tre ever done the club scene? What the hell would Tre do at a club? Rattle off a list of ingredienceses for meatballs? Maybe now that her *ahem* “wine” is out she could borrow an outfit from Melissa and pass out free samples or something? It’s not that I think Tre is morally above such behavior, I just can’t find a motivation for her to do it. Continue reading »
I don’t even know where to begin to discuss last night’s finale. Let’s start at the salon. I did get an answer to the question of why Baldy was even at the salon with a mic on walking into a scene being filmed. He didn’t work at the salon at all. He was there just for the scene. No big shocker there. So Baldy was a plant there to put the whole “set-up” into action. What I still fail to understand is why anyone believes his whole conversation with the fat lady at the cake table. Clearly, Baldy was called in to be a shit disturber. Anything he said all night was scripted crap not some overheard conversation he didn’t know was being taped.
Also at the salon where Kim D is gleefully spewing about Melissa to Baldy, the editing is such that it appears Tre was just around the corner listening. Tre has denied this saying she was downstairs. The editing on this episode was pretty awful. Kim D has a “frankenbite” where she calls Tre back into the room and the editing shoes Tre’s feet as if she was right outside. If we have learned anything from the Real Housewife franchises, it’s that any sound editing that doesn’t show the speaker is patched over later, as a “frankenbite” to make it appear something happened that did not for the purposes of the storyline. Continue reading »
Just in time for RHONJ, my “good” TV is back working. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not. Already, Tre wants to stop the bus so she can screw Juicy Joe in the vineyards. Melissa, ever the helpful sister-in-law offers to videotape it because “Tre is such a media whore.” Tre is not amused. It seems like just five minutes ago these two were promising to play nice.
So now they are at the vineyard and Joe Gorga is horny. I sense a theme. And off we go to another vineyard where the Manzos and Laurita’s have a business meeting to attend. What is it with these housewives and dragging some or all of the cast to the meetings? I realize it is scripted TV but still. Caroline looks miserable. Joe Giudice has a source for wine barrels on the cheap in the magical land he lives in and he hates the wine and says so to everyone. Later, outside, everyone is being silly and the vinedresser was a great sport.
It looks like we are on the third winery of the day. Chris still thinks maybe everyone will behave. Juicy Joe tells his wife he can see “her thing” through the long see-through dress with a slit up to her hip. The Joes get together for a brief moment of congeniality to decide that the Lancaster Lion, the symbol of the winery, resembles Joe Gorga’s genitals. Hilarity ensues. Actually, the people in the room capable of embarrassment are deeply embarrassed. I was pretty much confused by the whole comparison.
And on we go to the outdoor surprise luncheon for Caroline. Juicy Joe points out Caroline’s chair has her with her back to the view. When Juicy Joe is the smart one in the group… I’m just saying. Then, Juicy Joe says they should continue their relationship despite all the bullshit. This is the sanest Juicy Joe has ever been on the show. What a good edit he is getting. What could possibly got wrong?