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Real Housewives of New Jersey by LynnNChicago
It’s still Christmas in New Jersey and the parties continue. Melissa and Joe Gorga’s party is still going strong. I feel like I have to say, “I told you so” to the Gorga’s when Kim G won’t shut her mouth because I told them that they should have made her leave with her friend Monica last week.
Monica was gone but rather than just enjoying the party and being happy that she wasn’t kicked out on her butt, Kim G talks to anyone who will listen about Teresa and explains how the altercation that Monica and Teresa had at the courthouse was Teresa’s fault. Well no kidding Kim! The point is when you’re in her family’s home it doesn’t matter who was at fault, did you really think they were going to take your side against family?
Kim gets loud and obnoxious causing Caroline to step in and tell Kim that she’s out of line, the discussion escalates to become loud and alerts Caroline’s son Christopher who comes over and gets in between his mother and his best friend’s mother, Kim G. It is clearly time for Kim to leave.
Before long the entire Manzo family is involved as Chris takes Kim outside and tries to reason with her, Caroline had already told her to leave so the only Gorga’s Kim was going to party with from here on out was the ice sculptures of Melissa and Joe in the front lawn.
I think that Kim G was simply invited because of the show, I think that if Teresa had her wish and Melissa had never been a housewife filming for Bravo Kim wouldn’t have been invited. I guess every party has to have it’s conflict on Housewives. Melissa is impressed at how the Manzo boys came to their mother’s defense and hopes that her boys will do the same as adults. I admit Caroline can certainly be proud of her boys and their appropriate behavior. Chris immediately took it outside and Albie backed off when told to let his brother handle it. These boys aren’t just looking for a fight, they instinctively did the right thing. Impressive.
Once Kim G is gone and everyone is calming down, Christopher worries that his friendship with Kim’s son would be ruined after many years of being close despite the fact that Caroline never warmed up to Kim. Last season Caroline refused to even have lunch with Kim G. Christopher’s phone rings, it is Kim’s son, his best friend proving that Kim G is a horrible bitch because the first call she made after leaving the party was to her son. Why involve the boys Kim? This woman is pure evil with the brain and maturity of Kelly Bensimon. They both have the emotional age range of 13-15.
Teresa and Joe had left the party shortly before the drama started but paused in the driveway to watch the fireworks. Teresa tells us she doesn’t know why Kim was kicked out but is just happy she did get booted. For once, I agree with Teresa.
It was nice to see that Teresa and Melissa buried the hatchet and even danced together at the party, even with the Kim G drama the party was a success.
The next party on Christmas eve is Teresa’s and the piece of garbage Joe Giudice is vulgar and swearing in front of his children while they discuss their daughter, little Gia, getting a cute little ring from a boy at school. Joe tells his 9-year old that he’s going to kick the boy’s ass and asks her why she’s wearing the ring. Poor Gia, things will only get worse for her as she gets older. As Chris Manzo tells us, no one is going to want to date the Giudice girls because of their father.
Teresa interviews that her sister-in-law Melissa may have the Gorga name, but she’s not a Gorga. This is after she claims she wants to make things better between the two families. Teresa’s parents seem to be doing all of the cooking while Teresa tries to walk in her 8 inch heels and her baby daughter tries to walk in a huge elaborate gown. Little Gia is reprimanding her little sister for getting too close to the candles and Joe Giudice wants to know why he has to spend time with his wife’s family.
Over at the Gorga home, they discuss the upcoming party at the Giudice’s, Joe expresses his distaste for spending his holiday with Joe Giudice and his family while Melissa insists that they have to go there for at least a little while.
The Gorga’s children are crawling around and looking adorable and surprise, their daddy isn’t swearing up a blue streak or being inappropriate in front of his kids. Joe Giudice, take a look at how a father should act in front of his small children.
The Gorga’s arrive at the Giudice home and Teresa has the nerve to criticize Melissa’s outfit while her vajayjay is hanging out of her ridiculously short skirt. Teresa is very proud of herself for wearing an ugly feather jacket over her dress to hide the fact that her boobs are hanging out, Melissa’s dress was perfectly fine while Teresa’s was way too short.
Kathy’s scenes are limited tonight but we watch as her family prepares for Christmas Eve dinner with some really yummy looking stuffed mushrooms. The Manzo’s are also preparing Christmas Eve dinner with Caroline running her kitchen like a well oiled machine. The boys are in from Hoboken and use their college educations to count the number of guests and chairs they will need.
Teresa’s dinner is well underway as Joe Giudice sits at the kitchen island not lifting a finger to help but making really nasty comments about his brother-in-law but even worse are the things he says about his sister-in-law Melissa. He calls her a “racoon” and includes her sisters and her family in his ranting. I have no idea who he is talking to but he is wearing a microphone so his mumblings are clear but just to ensure viewers know that his vile mouth is running, Bravo puts his words on the screen. This man is really disgusting!
Poor Jacqueline, her storyline is all about her daughter Ashley and the struggle that she is apparently going through having two families. What a dilemma, poor Ashley has two complete families who love and support her, who care about her and want her to spend time with them. We learn that this is the first time that Ashley has been with her mother for the Christmas holiday’s, she apparently typically spends time with her father in Texas during the holidays.
Clearly Jacqueline and Chris Laurita have spoiled this girl over the years and have created this monster but at 20-years old, it is time that this girl take some responsibility for her actions and her attitude. Ashley is trying to paint a picture of a step father who simply throws money at her but doesn’t give of his time and attention. I don’t think any of that is the case, Chris Laurita has been in Ashley’s life since she was 5-years old and was their only child for many years before their son CJ came along.
It is obvious over the past three years watching Chris with his step-daughter that he cares and is trying very hard to do the right thing for Ashley, yet she is ungrateful and seems to want to slam Chris and Jacqueline every chance she gets. Tonight she tells us that she wishes Chris wouldn’t just throw money at the problem, last week Ashley told us that her mother likes to create and get into all the drama. This girl is awful! Sorry Jac but she is!
Caroline’s radio show is apparently in full swing and her topic of the evening is divorce and how it affects the children. Chris Laurita calls in to ask for advice, he obviously has issues with his step-daughter. It seems a little selfish of Chris to take air time when so many New Jersey residents are in need of Caroline’s help, as her brother, Chris could just call her anytime to ask for advice. (yes that was sarcasm) Obviously Caroline immediately recognizes her brother’s voice and tells him that he has done a great job with his step-daughter and should be proud of himself for his efforts.
The parties continue as Kathy prepares dinner and is expecting Melissa and Joe for dinner but the Gorga’s are at Teresa’s planning to leave early and head over to Kathy’s house. This is obviously going to be an issue when the Gorga family attempt to leave before enjoying the dinner Teresa’s parents prepared, yet Kathy is expecting them too. Utoh!
Next week on The Real Housewives of New Jersey it is STILL Christmas, and there is more cooking and gifts and kids as the festivities continue….
Caroline Manzo and Willie Geist joined Andy Cohen last night on Watch What Happens Live.
Caroline managed to get another underhanded dig in at Teresa when asked if she really believes that Teresa wants to make up with her brother and sister-in-law. Caroline hemmed and hawwwed and refused to answer the question which clearly said that Teresa wasn’t trying to do the right thing.
Caroline also sang the praises of Joe Giudice which surprised the hell out of me. More on WWHL tomorrow, right here at IHJZ!
Big Brother 13 Episode 8 Nomination Show Recap By Shannon
We picked up with interviews from the houseguests regarding Cassi’s eviction. Shelly is upset because she knows that her voting with the veterans to get Keith out, helped play a part in Cassi leaving. Jordan is sad because she really didn’t want Cassi to leave, but leave it to Rachel to kick someone when their down as she tells us that Cassi can watched the rest of the season from home, while Rachel is still playing the game.
Since Rachel is HOH, the butt kissing begins. First, we have Adam trying to cut a deal, even though he’s already had a deal but backed out of it during the first week. He throws out Kalia and Lawon’s names hoping that she will put them up. Next we have Lawon pleading his case. He tells them that he is on their side and then rambles on and on until Rachel is ready to just take a nap. He leaves feeling good, but Brendon and Rachel both comment about not trusting him.
Finally everyone gets to hear Dominic snoring. If you have the live feeds this is something we have known about since the beginning. All the houseguests tease him, and he really is a good sport about it and takes it well. We see Jeff throwing stuff at him trying to make him stop.
Rachel comes out of the diary room and informs the houseguests that there is a luxury competition and informs them that there will be no Have or Have Nots this week. Which draws a lot of cheers from them. They head outside and and see a red carpet leading to a small stage. Adam, who is a 90210 fanatic, is all excited hoping it’s Tori Spelling. As a man walks out and asks them how they are doing, the houseguests all start looking around and wondering if they are the only one who doesn’t know who this celebrity is. He informs them that he is on a new CBS show called Same Name and he has the same name as a International Superstar. He explains that the show is about trading lives for a week with a celebrity that you have the same name as. They will be giving clues as to who the International Superstar is and the first one who guesses it will win.
The first clue is three bars of soap and opera binoculars. As the houseguests all stand around trying to figure out the clue, Jordan, who is constantly put down for not being very smart, put together that the soap could be Bay soap, and the binoculars would be used to watch something. So she thought of the TV Show Baywatch and went into the diary room and guessed David Hasselhoff. The second clue is a microphone. Brendon guesses Michael C. Hall from Dexter, and as he is coming out of the diary room he notices Rachel telling Porsche a clue. This infuriates him and leads to a huge fight later on. If Rachel did give Porsche the clue then she was trying to make her look stupid, because her guess was Michael Jackson. Since he is dead, it would be really hard to change lives with him for a week. Adam is trying to come up with a soap star that is also a singer and guesses Ricky Martin. Lawon guesses Barbara Streisand, we didn’t get to see how he put that together. The third clue is a man wearing a Knight outfit carrying a lifeguard float. Jeff runs in and guess Mike Knight, followed by Rachel guessing Keira Knightley. After a few more guesses by the houseguests they hear a car and go out to the back yard and see the car Kitt, and out steps David Hasselhoff.
Everyone was ecstatic to see him. They inform him that he is the first person they have seen, other than each other, in over 20 days. They take him on a tour of the Big Brother house. They show him the Have-Not room and he jokingly admits to being there once. Everyone gets the joke that he is talking about rehab. He announces that Jordan is the winner of the Luxury Competition and she gets to pick 3 people to view his upcoming episode of Same Name. Jordan picks Jeff but then shocks everyone by picking Shelly and Kalia.
Rachel is furiously that she didn’t win and wasn’t picked to go and immediately heads off followed by Brendon complaining because she helped Porsche. Rachel starts with her fake crying and pouting saying how he is putting pressure on her and he starts threatening to leave. They continue to fight as Jordan, Jeff, Shelly and Kalia are watching the TV show. Brendon gets mad thinking about it and decides that they should put up Jeff and Jordan since they didn’t pick them. Considering that they are in a game, it wasn’t a good move by Jordan to not pick them, when she knows how emotionally they play.
While Jeff, Jordan, Shelly & Kalia are watching the TV Show, Dominic goes to Brendon and Rachel and they make a deal to work together with Daniele. Dominic runs and tells Daniele that they are 100 percent on his side now. Daniele made it her mission to get Rachel to put up Jeff and Jordan. She had already been planting seeds trying to turn them against each other.
But in the end Rachel decided to nominate Adam and Dominic. They both think they are not the target and are being used as a pawn. We will see when the POV is played for and if the nominations stay the same. Gonna be a exciting week!
The live feeds have been great for the last two days. Alliances are broken and people are turning on each other. Will make for great shows on Wednesday and Thursday. I can’t wait!
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew by BB
Last we were at the Pasadena Recovery Center, Steven Adler was leaving, upset with Amy Fisher and calling her a liar and bamboozler. Shelley is trying to talk him into not leaving. Back in group, Amy kind of admits she has an alcohol problem and Dr. Drew encourages her to look at the drug and alcohol piece of her life. Steven walks back into the facility and says he is not going to let Amy mess up his recovery. Dr. Drew, Shelley and Dr. Sharp talk to Steven, who says he has been lied to and bamboozled by his band and his mom, but he realizes he has to live with it. Dr. Drew says no more attacks on Amy and Steven agrees. Steven says his sobriety is really important to him. Dr. Drew and Steven hug. Steven apologizes to Shelley and even to the camera. Dr. Drew says if he continues to be aggressive towards Amy, he’ll have no choice but to discharge Steven.
On day 11, Shelley rounds everyone up at 7:30 a.m. for morning meditation. Shelley asks if everyone to identify themselves. Amy finally says she has a problem with alcohol. During meditation, they talk about resentment and anger, then they go to group. Steven tells Dr. Drew he has something to say to the group. He apologizes to Amy, says he has issues and he’s sorry he took it out on her. Everyone is proud of him for saying it. Bob asks the group what’s motivating them to stay sober. Has everyone hit a bottom by having their careers ruined, losing their family and friends, having their freedom taken away from them?
Steven says he is exhausted from 20 years of being a drug addict, he regrets it, and it makes him sad instead of being pissed off. Bob asks Bai what is motivating her to want to stay sober. She becomes very upset and says she wants to blame men for making her drink and have sex with them, but knows she messed up her career big time. She says people think of her as a bimbo and she is not. She says if she doesn’t stop, she is dead. Bob tells Bai she doesn’t need to be dating at this time. She says she will be lonely, but the group tells her she should be hanging around with other women who do not drink. Bai walks out of group very upset and goes to talk to Shelley, telling her she is destroying her life.
Sean leaves group and goes to find Bai. She finds her, hugs her and tells her she is not a bimbo and is a talented actress. Shelley tells Bai to sit down on the bed and get back into her body. She is having an acute anxiety attack. Sean and Bai go back to group. Bob tells the group not to re-traumatize themselves over and over. Bai says she wants to change and that this is serious for her. Bob tells the group that whatever has happened in their lives, it can’t dictate what happens in the future unless they let it. Family weekend is coming up and the residents are calling their loved ones about it. Michael calls Kate Major, his ex-fiance. While the phone is ringing, he repeats over and over “please pick up, please pick up, please pick up” and “please be sober, please be sober, please be sober.”
Shelley knows she is an addict and says his calling her every day while she is in her addiction is counter-productive to his own recovery. During the phone call, it’s obvious Kate is high or drunk. She strikes out at him about Lindsay. Shelley says Michael needs to concentrate on himself and doesn’t need the outside stresses. He hangs up on Kate and Kate calls him back. In the one-on-one session with Dr. Drew, Bai talks about her time in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. She was 14 at the time and tells about being sexually abused by the various leaders. She tells Dr. Drew that she didn’t know at that age what was appropriate and she even felt sorry for them because they were alone and not with their wives.
Dr. Drew explains to Bai that what they did to her was not OK and that he does not forgive them for what they did to her even if she does. He suggests to Bai that she write in her journal about what happened to her in Tibet. Dr. Drew says Bai’s story is devastating and that her victimization was so severe she identified with the victimizers. Bai has a long way to go in her recovery.
On day 12, the patients go to a facility called Homeboy Industries, run by Father Greg. It’s the largest gang intervention and rehab facility in the country, and offers everyone without hope a second chance. They watch a video about some of the residents who are there to answer questions. Their stories are very moving. These people never had a chance. They dealt, from very young ages, with parental abandonment, parental drug use, being used as dope dealers as children, youth pregnancy while using, seeing their families get murdered in front of their eyes, and being rejected by their families when they were on their last leg. Bai asks one of them how they got their life back. He said he was tired of living a meaningless life. The celebrities are blown away by their stories. Dr. Drew says if they can get well, he can help people get well, too.
No matter how difficult life becomes, there is always hope. Michael’s ex Kate calls him. Sugar answers the phone and tells Michael “Crazy” is on the phone. He comes to the phone and Kate wants to know why he hasn’t called. He says it’s because he can’t take it anymore. Kate says there is a huge situation about the car. Michael has flown Kate there for the family weekend and Shelley and Bob know there is going to be drama. They listen to the phone conversation. Kate is obviously on something and can’t understand what Michael is telling her. Michael hangs up on her. Bob then asks Michael what he is getting out of that relationship. Bob tells Michael his kids need him and want to know that he’s OK. Bob says he doesn’t care about all the numbskulls and chaotic people in Michael’s life; he only cares about Michael. Bob tells him to get Kate and the other chaos out of his life and focus on himself so he can help his kids out of the chaos in their lives. Bob tells Michael he needs to stop causing himself chaos. I agree that Michaels seems to thrive on chaos and drama.
Day 13 and family weekend is the next day. Everyone is looking forward to it. Michael has invited Kate, his ex. She calls him and tells him she’s not allowed to go to the dinner unless she checks herself into rehab that night. Michael is upset about it. He goes to Shelley and says if Kate’s not drinking or testing dirty, there is no reason she can’t come to see him. Michael says prescription drugs are allowed by the visitors. Shelley says if Kate needs to go into rehab, she needs to go into rehab. Michael tells Shelley to test her and the rules say if she tests clean, she can come to visit him. Michael is upset and tells Steven and Dwight he’s leaving. They try to talk him out of it. Michael is saying if he has to abide by the rules, then the staff has to abide by the rules. Michael asks Steven if someone did this to him, what would he do? Steven says he’d be upset. At that Michael goes to Shelley and says he’s leaving if he can’t speak to Dr. Drew immediately.
Great job on Big Brother and Celebrity Rehab ladies, thanks so much for the great recaps! I think Big Brother gets my blood pressure rising as much as some of these Housewives do, Rachel has to be the most annoying person on the planet and her trained lap dog Brenden is an absolute moron.
If you missed Carly and me dissing on the New Jersey Housewives last night you can listen here:
Tonight is the first part of the New York Housewives reunion, I can tell already from the preview video’s that I’m going to be infuriated by the left couch, join us here to chat during the show! Then be sure to click on the above link to listen in as Carly and I recap the whole thing on “Carly Hall Presents..” immediately after the show.
Until Next Time….
p.s. Thanks everyone for all the love and support especially over the past 24-hours. It’s been challenging but knowing that you’re all still here and with me for the long haul makes it all so much easier and worthwhile. I promise to keep the drama to a minimum and get it together with some stability. I will explain everything very soon. The change returning to this site was unexpected and abrupt for all of us but you all have been so great and I thank you with all of my heart. xoxo Lynn~