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
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Is it me or are we in hot water? Just keep smiling, Joe!
I have been doing some digging with some help of my tweeps and have figured out why Teresa is not going to be on WWHL this Sunday as planned. Basically, Teresa has been a real trooper doing promos for the premiere despite the added trauma of Joe’s dad dying. Clearly, she has a lot to deal with at the moment.
One of her publicity events was the photoshoot and interview with the New York Post. I devoted an entire post to the NYP story that discussed some diva like behaviors coming from Teresa. In retrospect, Teresa being unprofessional at an event is out of character for her. It could have just been all the stress she is under, but I am finding out now that Teresa was very upset with the interviewer and the photographer on that shoot. She felt like the interviewer had an agenda, which of course he did. Teresa also expected her Bravo handler to have her back and stick up for her and that did not happen. Continue reading
Okay, I started this blog days ago and then saw something shiny and forgot all about it. Now I am dying for you guys to finish reading it so that you can explain Nicole’s comment to me!
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.
Amber’s Blog ended up needing its own post here. Continue reading
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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
Jacqueline Laurita is back to her crazy tweeting. Or she may have been doing it all along, I haven’t been paying her any attention.
It seems to have all started last night when Ashlee posted the above picture on Instagram directed toward her Aunt Dina.
A blogger pointed it out to Dina who responded ,” just a hint of why I stay away” Which was just enough to instigate the crazy. Rosie’s crazy was the result of someone tweeting her that she got fired.
Jacqueline LauritaVerified account
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
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There is a fantastic story on Teresa Giudice in the New York Post today by Gregory E. Miller. It’s chock full of Teresa tea and information about her PR manager. Miller also understands the sentencing guidelines which thrills me to no end. I’ll break down some of the highlights for you but you really should head over there and read the whole thing and then come back here to chatter in comments.
Miller was apparently on set for some promotional shoot for the upcoming season of RHONJ recently and noticed that Tre is not a particularly easy subject for photographers to work with. Miller writes:
“I would never wear this dress,” she gripes of the coral one-shoulder number that looks pretty much like every dress you’ve ever seen her wearing. “It’s not me.”
She’s lounging in a cabana with a glass of bubbly — though she’s not pleased that her own brand, Fabellini, has not been provided. Teresa forces a smile as the photographer asks the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star to try some shots standing.
“I like sitting because then you can’t see the dress,” the 42-year-old sniffs.
Teresa Giudice has never been particularly articulate and her appearance on The View this week to promote the upcoming season premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey was no exception. She said the past year has been “amazing.” She also said she got a good education on out country’s legal system. I suppose she learned that it is against the law to lie to the bank to get money to buy shoes and handbags. 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
For some reason, this is the only Joe Gorga picture I have. It will do.
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
UPDATE: The Gorga’s tenant reached out to Tamaratattles.com to respond. See post here.
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.
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!