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: Melissa 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
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 was working on a quick RHONJ blog round-up, that I will still publish, but I suddenly realized that I needed a whole post just for Amber. I’ve received a some information over the past few days that I was not sure I was going to use, and if I was how I was going to use it. It happens a lot. I read something interesting but don’t always feel compelled to share everything here. After reading the first page of Amber’s blog I thought I should flesh out a few things that she is not sharing. And since it was the focus of a New York Times article or two, I’ve decided to fill you guys in. So, it’s tea time at Tamaratattles.com !
Amber’s blog begins with her giving A LOT of background on her life. She mentions that she is the step-mother to their two oldest boys. It’s unclear whether they have full-time custody. Jim has previously attempted to get custody but failed. Amber says that she and Jim have been married for eight years. She does not mention Jim’s shady past. But I will!
First, it’s math time again! Amber’s blog says her stepson, Michael, is 14 so he was likely born in 2000 and Sebastian age 11 was likely born in 2003 give or take a few months. Back in 2002, Jim Marchese was living in Seattle, Washington married to his former wife. He worked for a company called Cell Therapeutics. It was a pharmaceutical company that was marketing a cancer drug for a very rare form of cancer, affecting only 1,500 patients per year. That small market would not provide any profits for a drug company to be motivated to create a drug. Continue reading
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
It’s very interesting that Nene is there. Perhaps due to her I Dream of Nene show? I had heard that was not going anywhere since she no longer had the Hollywood actress storyline. Is that Marysol Patton I see on the far left? Word on the curb is that Real Housewives of Miami was not picked up … So many things about this picture do not make sense.
What we can always count on is Nene acting like a ass.
Click through for more pictures as I find them.. 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