UPDATE BELOW THE CUT!
As y’all know, when I sit down to do a recap, I am typing with one eye and watching with the other. This makes for some janky typos and doesn’t give me much time to think of something witty to say, but I learned long ago, speed is better than accuracy when it comes to blogging.
So this morning Wendy Williams came back from vacation. I like to listen to Wendy with my morning coffee (whenever the morning comes for me, I DVR it) because her first 20 minutes is usually a rundown of what is happening on TMZ and a few even less accurate places. If someone died, went to jail or filed for divorce before 10 a.m. I get the complete rundown while moderating and reading comments.
Today, the plan was to recap an interview with Melissa Gorga. Here is how that blog started out.
Both Kelly Ripa and Wendy Williams are back from vacation today and both are super tan. I’m jealous. Wendy shows a photo of herself on the beach in a bikini and she looks amazing. I’m also envious of that! Wendy Williams has been nominated for an Emmy for outstanding host and the show is up for outstanding talk show. Say what you want about Wendy, and I have pointed out that her tea is not always accurate many times, but she has succeeded in an industry where few make it past their first season. Don’t believe me? Ask Bethenny Frankel. You have to show some respect for her hustle. And I record and watch every day. On the other hand, I just checked to see the other nominees, and they nominated The Real which for me is basically saying that there are not that many talk shows on the air anymore, so everyone got a nomination. Continue reading
Last night, the RHONJ finale was filmed a Macauso’s catering hall in Hawthorne, NJ. The pretense of the gathering, where the women are supposed to attempt to resolve all of the storylines was …… wait for it! …… a fashion show. But it was not a Posche fashion show a the Brownstone. This year, there is a new boutique owner in town. Remember when Teresa almost violated probation trying to make it home by curfew after filming the opening of Melissa Gorga’s new shop, Envy? Well, Envy Fashion Show is the new Posche Fashion Show.
Teresa was of course there as required to support her sister-in-law, Melissa. Those two have formed a surprisingly tight alliance in season seven. All the newbies were there including Robyn Levy and her wife Christina Flores, Siggy Flicker, and Dolores Catania.
According to Vicki Hyman of NJ.Com, “The event was open to the public, but tickets were $85.39 for standing-room only to $370.24 for the VIP experience, which included a front row seat, a photo with “Real Housewives” stars, an open bar, dinner and gift bag.”
And in true RHONJ um…. fashion, no storylines were resolved and one returning housewife committed a major production no no and refused to film. In case you had not heard the bad news, Jaqueline Laurita is back on RHONJ, according my sources she is a full housewife. Or she was. She may now be bumped down to a friend since her tantrum last night. Continue reading
Teresa Dog Sledding in Vermont!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey have been filming since even before Teresa Giudice was sprung from prison. Last week a few of them went on the group trip. Teresa was joined by Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga and Robyn Levy and her wife Christina Flores. What is NOT clear is whether or not Juicy Joe is there. I get the feeling since it is so close to his self-reporting day, and well, you know, so close to the border with Canada, he was not allowed to go. Teresa has posted 99 pictures of her with Juicy at a recent family wedding. I’d assume that if he were allowed to go she would have a photo of them together in Stowe.
We have photos of Joe and Melissa, and we have photos of Robyn and Christina. I don’t know too much about that last couple. But I have to say their Instagrams are full of photos of their adorable kid (kids?). I mean I don’t really get twitching ovaries over babies, but their kid is adorable. They are supposedly long time friends of Teresa and Juicy’s who conveniently showed up when gay marriage is the new black. If you recall both Giudice’s have made disparaging comments about the gay community and don’t really strike me as having any gay friends. Regardless, they’re here, they’re queer and they have an adorable kid or two. I like them already.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey were out filming yesterday and Felon by Bravo, Teresa Giudice was right there on the step and repeat with her daughter Gia. This season, Melissa Gorga will open a boutique to compete with all the Poshe, Posche, Posh boutiques. We can only hope they have a fashion charity event at the end of the season with the usual catfights and police presence.
Last night Teresa played the role of supportive sister-in-law to her frenemie Melissa. Continue reading
Tonight, on Teresa Checks In, the final episode will be a trip to visit Teresa in prison. But first Gabriella is trying in vain to keep Milania in line. Juicy Joe is not much help basically just asking her what is wrong with her over and over. Milania thumbs her nose at both of them and hops on to her pricey pink ATV and zips away leaving Joe and Gabriella to clean up the mess she made by the pond. Joe manages to drop his phone in the pond. Gabriella who is furiously trying to fix everything and be both mother and wife, quickly informs Joe that he has to put it in rice. Joe spends forever trying to recover the phone. Eventually he puts on waders and tries to scoop the phone out with a net. This is of course poinless, and I’m not sure we actually saw the phone go in. So it’s possibly just storyline so that they can show Gia videoing everything going on and emailing it to her mother. Besides, all they would need to do is take some stolen funds from under the mattress and buy a new one. It’s clear their standard of living has not decreased at all.
HERE IS THE TEA ON THE ATTORNEY THAT IS FEATURED ON THIS SHOW. IT’S MUST READ!
Speaking of their standard of living, the Giudices and the Gorgas are headed “upstate” on vacation. They are apparently going to the Catskills where they went in the early seasons of RHONJ. Juicy Joe’s dad used to go with them.
Teresa did not approve Melissa to visit. Teresa’s odd attorney does a talking head about prison visitation. Continue reading
I really can’t with this show tonight. I’ve recently booked a vacation for Christmas and my room has no TV. Sometimes budget living can be just what you need. I’ve GOT to have some time off the laptop. I’ve seen the first look for this and I find it amusing that Melissa thinks Teresa’s email list is too full to include her. It’s not. She has unlimited emailing abilities. Andy Cohen is on her email list for fucks sake. Teresa hates Melissa. That’s all there is to it.
I have no interest in seeing the Joes work out together. Gabriella makes it clear that it is her, not Gia who is replacing Teresa. Gia is busy filming videos and hanging with her teenaged friends without supervision. Gia is smooth at placating Melissa. Milania loves a good latte.
Is this over yet? I’m sofa king bored.
Is Joe driving an unregistered motorcycle? Will he ever learn? Continue reading