I Hate Jill Zarin More Real Housewife Drama July 21, 2010
Bravotv.com has some “extras” in the form of video clips for The Real Housewives of New Jersey. These are typically the clips that don’t make it onto the show, for very good reason, they’re dull dull dull! Unfortunately, they’re also the clips that end up in the lost footage episode making that episode a bigger dud than the entire season combined.
This week we’ve been treated to a meeting between Al Manzo and his daughter Lauren discussing Caroline’s “funk” mood. This mood is completely inexplicable because not one thing has changed in Caroline’s life in regards to her children and them living with her and her husband. These kids have it made and aren’t going anywhere, would you? They’re single, making good money, life rent and expense free, why would they move out? So what is with Caroline’s “empty nest syndrome”? It doesn’t exist, it seems to just be a reason to be on camera.
Tip: Watch the “bonus” videos all season long and you can safely skip the Lost Footage Episode.
A few previews for next week are also available for your viewing pleasure, one in particular of interest has Jacqueline and her husband Chris visiting the Giudice compound. The women and men split up but the discussions on both ends are what Juicy Joe will be doing for his 10th wedding anniversary to Teresa. The genius of Teresa shines through once again as Jacqueline jokes about Teresa receiving the “crown jewels”. Brilliant Teresa says, “hahaha no, I’m not Arabic” then adds “or wait is that Indian?” Oh my gawd is this broad the stupidest woman on television or what? Joe talks to Chris about his wife wanting Diamonds for her anniversary but is quick to mention “money isn’t flowing like it used to”. Could this have been the day that they filed the bankruptcy? I wonder when Juicy Joe realized that they had over-indulged and cannot afford the lifestyle they’ve tried to create for themselves.
Another preview clip shows Teresa preparing her children to take them to the Pizzeria where Daddy has been spending all of his time. The kids are missing him because he’s spending all of his time there. As Teresa is getting the girls ready to go, one of Teresa’s angles decides to scream in her face that she wants “brownies”, immediately before they had to the restaurant to eat. Teresa directs the oldest daughter, Gia, to get the child some brownies….that’ll teach them not to scream at you Teresa!
I have a feeling that Juicy Joe’s efforts to maintain a multi-million dollar mansion will be futile if he’s trying to do it by selling $2 slices of soggy foldable pizza, one at a time, even if Teresa does all of her own housework!
The blogs are also up, well most of them are, and more long tedious reading is required if you care enough to get a minute by minute perspective from Jacqueline and her daughter. More lengthy ramblings of “did you notice” this and “don’t forget” that, as if we hadn’t already seen the episode. Pointing out things that idiots may have missed is not a blog, it is a detailed script complete with suggestions on how to feel as you act your way through the scenes. Including a bonus of telling the viewer how to feel.
I was somewhat disappointed in Alex’s blog, I know that she is trying to maintain the popular opinion and while she does chastise Ashley’s behavior, she also tends to excuse it and throw some of the blame onto Danielle. We all have our favorite housewives and Alex happens to be one of mine, but I don’t always agree with her. This is one of those instances.
Ultimately? No one walked out of that fashion show with clean hands. Danielle was rude during the show.
True, Danielle didn’t watch the show, she didn’t clap and she pretended to be on the phone. However, this did not deserve a verbal attack and certainly not having her hair pulled out of her head. On a side note, everyone keeps calling them her “hair extensions” that were pulled out, however, they were attached to her real hair and her real head , Ashley admitted to grabbing inside the woman’s hair from close to her scalp and pulling and therefore the bitch pulled her hair out, period!
I wish Danielle would just admit that she loves the confrontation too – the “oh poor me” business is getting boring. I tend to think that at the moment of the hair pulling, Danielle had to be doing an internal dance that she had “won” by getting a rise out of Ashley.
While the latter may be true, I don’t agree that Danielle wanted a confrontation that night, I could be wrong but she appeared more than once to want to leave the area where Teresa and Jacqueline were sitting. In fact, she walked away and was pulled back by the nasty Kim G. In any case I certainly don’t see Alex’s wish coming true and Danielle admitting that she “loves the confrontation”.
Did anyone else see the look on Christine’s face when Danielle was getting into the boxing practice? Knowing how to defend yourself against a mugger or rapist is a good thing, and I’ve taken those classes too. It got a little much for me when Danielle was shouting Teresa’s and Jacqueline’s names while punching.
Sure we saw Christine’s face, typical teenage face that they make no matter what their parents do, you’ll see it someday too Alex when your boys are teenagers. (Or maybe it’s only girls but it is typical.) I agree that shouting out the names of the two who terrorized you at a fashion show may have been unnecessary but Danielle is to be commended for learning to defend herself as well has ensuring her girls have those same basic skills.
More cute family scenes from the Giudice family – at least the little girls weren’t shouting out the names of kids on the playground when they threw their punches and kicks, so they are ahead of the game there. Glad to see Albie got his letter and has a plan; if he gets into school in California, Caroline will get to work on her tan!
I didn’t find the scenes from the Giudice family to be “cute” at all. As I said in my earlier blog I’m glad that they are taking these karate type lessons because typically they are an excellent discipline. I rarely find the behavior of these three little girls, “cute” at all, in this instance they were beating the crap out of each other with dad egging them on in the end. (Sorry I tried to ignore that in the last blog, but it was brought up again) This is NOT what Karate is all about and would not be a typical demonstration at any gym. Keeping in mind these girls are not the same age, size or weight they could hurt one another if encouraged to do this without proper padding.
This blog by Alex seemed rushed, I know how busy she must be and I know she is trying not to fall so far behind in blogging again, but I’d prefer not to feel like she’s writing it just to get it out there. I don’t think she put a lot of thought into it and I’d rather see nothing than a substandard blog that is completely beneath her capabilities. The bottom line, however, is clear, Alex is on Team Manzo/Laurita but I believe that is because that is the way of the majority of public opinion and the fact that Alex has spent time with these women. Alex attended the party at the Brownstone celebrating the season opening and also attended another event for Bravo’s Housewives book that included the Jersey girls.
Teresa’s blog is also up and she starts it off by calling us all “honey”. She is the most crude, rude and idiotic woman on television and although I vowed after her “F-U Hater’s” blog never to read her blog again, unfortunately I write a blog about the bitch so I’m taking one of the team! LOL
This woman was on national television telling the world that she doesn’t waste time making her own pizza dough, but uses the pre-made boxed pizza dough and rolls it out. What a friggin genius, did she forget that when that footage aired, she would be trying to sell her very own cook book? Now in her blog she boasts about the homemade dough recipes in her book. She really thinks that we’re all as stupid as she is. If anyone continues to doubt that this woman did not write this book, this should give you plenty of good reason. She has no recipes of her own! Who is she trying to fool?
Teresa playing the happy housewife with no help around the house and making home cooked meals every night is a bunch of bullshit! I’m not buying one second of it. She has yet to explain the babysitter present in Episode one. If you don’t have help, you certainly don’t have a girl there to help you watch your children while you’re at home! Teresa also fails to mention that her parents live in McMansion with them and help her out with the kids, housework and anything else she needs. I cannot believe that she can look them in the eye after asking them to hide for the cameras every time Bravo is shooting in their home. How do you choose a television show and a fake reputation over your own parents who are helping you so much?
Teresa posts the address of the Pizzeria on her blog and tells fans to visit indicating that they “may” see her but that they will absolutely see her husband Joe there if they visit. What? Juicy Joe is now a full time pizza maker ?
On one hand I admire this man for doing what he has to do in order to keep his family secure, on the other hand we now know that he has hidden this asset (The Pizzeria and the rental apartments attached) from the Federal Bankruptcy courts, making him a criminal.
Teresa hasn’t stopped talking about Danielle either, with not much to pick on this episode Teresa goes after the boxing scene. I don’t think that Danielle’s daughters care much about Danielle calling out Teresa and Jacqueline’s names while punching. The editors could easily have picked and chosen where to input the girls’ faces on the screen to show what they wanted to show. I’ve gotten pretty good at being able to tell when production is involved in trying to make the audience believe something that may or may not be true. The bottom line is that Teresa and Jacqueline, even Caroline have all knocked Danielle’s parenting skills this season but the only children who have always been well-behaved are Danielle’s girls.
Say what you want about Danielle, she’s definitely done something right with those two girls. Yes, Caroline’s kids seem well-adjusted, happy and sociable, however, the ham game is immature and irresponsible. Two of them have not gone to college and have not gotten jobs out in the real world on their own. Lauren went to beauty school, so why is she still working as the “Bride’s bitch” at the Brownstone? Chris didn’t have to pound the pavement looking for work, he fell back into Daddy’s world with absolutely no fear of losing his job to downsizing or poor performance. Finally, who is paying for all of this schooling that Albie is receiving? He didn’t have to take out a student loan and worry about a part time job on the side during school in order to eat like the majority of the students. I’m not saying Caroline’s kids are not good kids, or that they were raised poorly, just that they don’t know what it is like in the real world.
We’ve all seen what Jacqueline has turned out into the world as her first attempt at parenting. Teresa talks in her blog about how great it is that Jacqueline continues to tell Ashley to do the right thing. Once again, Teresa is showing her ignorance. Jacqueline should not have to keep telling Ashley at her age right from wrong, this should have been taught to her years and years ago!
Teresa should not be talking about parenting skills, we’ve never seen a scene with these girls where they have been well-behaved! With the exception of the newborn, all of Teresa’s kids are spoiled and treat their mother like a dog! Teresa’s not even bright enough to be embarrassed by their behavior.
This has to be the best ever line in a Teresa Giudice blog:
On Danielle: But what I want to know is where is she getting the extra money for lawyers for bogus lawsuits? Save your money Danielle and use it for your family, not publicity! And for the record, there is no lawsuit, and my house still isn’t and never has been under foreclosure, thank you, thank you very much.
Wow Teresa, really, you wanted to get into the financial debate? There is a sale scheduled for mid -August at the Giudice mansion that will sell off all (or most) of their private possessions in order to pay some of their creditors. No, the house isn’t “under” foreclosure, yet, but it is for sale at a fraction of the 5-million dollar price tag that you screamed at Danielle.
If anyone is in New Jersey and can be present at that sale, I hope you will contact me and write a guest blog about it, I’d love, love, love to hear all of the Juicy details!
Overall while Teresa’s blog did talk about the episode it was also like a mini-Teresa commercial. She mentioned Juicy Joe’s Pizzeria, complete with address. Teresa talked about her book, her t-shirts, and her hair accessories for sale on her web site. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Teresa pushing a garage sale next week to sell off (or hide) their personal belongings so that the government can’t sell them out from under her.
In direct contrast to the other children on the show, Danielle doesn’t seem to have to keep lecturing her girls, they are already well-behaved and it is even clear how much these sisters love one another. Maybe we’re not seeing it all but I bet anything that if these girls were acting up, Bravo would be sure to show the audience! While I’m not naïve enough to believe everything Danielle says, she did let us know that her girls were doing extremely well in school, we saw them all running together as a family, a pillow fight in the girls room and they both have excellent extra-curricular activities. Christine a successful model and Jillian is very into music.
It is really a shame that the Jersey housewives have behaved so poorly that they even have people defending Danielle Staub. I haven’t forgotten her raunchy sex tape, her behavior at a charity event at the Brownstone or her starting that rumble that resulted in the table flip heard round the world. The fact remains, however, that these other woman continue to obsess with Danielle and her life. They want to have interaction with her, talk about her, know everything that she’s doing and have turned their own lives upside down.
Jacqueline Laurita even put her own daughter into legal jeopardy because of her obsession with Danielle Staub. Jacqueline admitted that she can’t ask her daughter to ignore Danielle when she can’t even do it herself. If the Manzo’s and Laurita’s had only just lived their lives and ignored Danielle, none of this would have happened. If Jacqueline had refrained from talking about Danielle in front of (or even to) her daughter Ashley, then Ashley would have no reason to hate Danielle.
Caroline even disappointed me by defending Ashley’s behavior, no one will convince me that Caroline really thinks that Ashley was “defending” Jacqueline. Caroline adds that Danielle “went after” Dina, Jacqueline and then Ashley. When exactly did she do that Caroline? When did Danielle “go after” any of these women? In each and every instance, Danielle was reacting to what they did or said to her. Forgive me if I’m mistaken but it seems to me that Danielle was trying to befriend Jacqueline, or at least try to repair some of the damage that had been done. The same could be true of Dina.
Caroline, Jacqueline, Dina and Teresa have all alluded to the fact that there is way more to the story and that Danielle has done so many more horrific things that did not appear on screen. So, what are these horrible things? Why haven’t we heard about them? Why wouldn’t Bravo’s producers show them to us? What is the big secret? Are these women protecting Danielle by not telling us everything? Why would they do that? What is the big secret? What has she done that can’t be shared with the audience?
Personally, I don’t believe there is anything. Dina tried to insinuate that Danielle was following her around and that people kept telling Dina not to leave (shops and restaurants) because Danielle was waiting outside for her. Why wouldn’t Dina leave? Is she scared of Danielle? Does she think Danielle will physically harm her? If so, why didn’t she inform the police and get a restraining order?
Jacqueline acts like a 12-year old with a secret she can’t spill on the playground. If there were any seriously horrible things that Danielle has done, we know that Ms. Twitter World couldn’t keep it to herself. Monday afternoon Jacqueline freaked out on Twitter when she heard about Danielle’s phone call to police about Danielle’s alleged blackmail attempt. Ms. Twitter World Drama Queen (Jacqueline) freaked out saying that Danielle is putting them all in danger. Really Jacqueline? How exactly does this affect your life? It doesn’t! Jacqueline’s blog is over 6-pages long and I just can’t face it!
In other news, our very own Bethenny Frankel appeared on The View yesterday in Elisabeth Hassleback’s absence! I thought she looked amazing and did a great job of getting a few words in edgewise with these snarky women! Bethenny was funny, intelligent and sharp as a tack! With the exception of Joy Bahr, the ladies seemed to welcome Bethenny warmly.
Bethenny even tweeted that the ladies were warm and open to her guest appearance.
Bethenny made a statement, when asked, about breast feeding and mentioned that it was hard. Joy decided to contradict Bethenny at all costs and said, “No it’s not!”. In her own special Joy snarky way! Sorry Joy, not everyone is as perfect as you and the vast majority of women would probably agree with Bethenny that while it may not be the toughest thing in the whole world to do, it is also not at all what would be called “easy”. Yes Joy, ya bitch, it is hard for many women.
Breast feeding is a very touchy subject for many women. Because there are radical groups out there who feel that women who do not or cannot breast feed are sub-standard mothers. These women have even caused some women to inadvertently starve their children because they’re brainwashed to believe that if they don’t breast feed, their children are being abused. The fact is that some women just cannot breast feed. That doesn’t make them a bad mother or inadequate provider, it makes them human.
Yes Joy, ya bitch, it is hard! A great article on this very subject was written by my friend at Absurd To Sublime, if you haven’t read it yet, you should…
http://absurdtosublime.net/ there’s also a great article about Bethenny’s show!
Sherri Shepard looked absolutely ridiculous on the show yesterday, her outfit had to have been chosen by someone who hates her with the passion of a white hot nova!
Whoopi, to me, always looks sloppy and like she just rolled out of bed but that’s Whoopi. I noticed that she was also looking down at her notes while interviewing the guy from Mad Men. That troubled me only because while looking at her notes, out of her mouth came her supposed personal opinion of the man’s performance. It is clear to me that there is very little prep time put into this show if even Whoopi’s personal opinions have to be indicated on idiot cards sitting on her lap. Whoopi, get out while you still can!!!
I rarely watch The View and only did yesterday because Bethenny was co-hosting. If you missed Bethenny on the view, you can watch the full episode here:
If anyone hasn’t yet checked out Bethenny’s web site, it really is a great site. Unlike some other housewives sites that are full of bragging about lounging in the Hamptons all summer, Bethenny’s site is full of great tips, recipes and videos.
I’m still open to anyone who’d like to guest blog. I noticed that some of you out there enjoy Work of Art and Double Exposure. I have seen these shows but am honestly not interested enough to blog about them, however, I’d be happy to post a guest blog if anyone’s writing about them (or any show). Feel free to blog about show’s that I’ve already blogged about as well, it is always great to hear other points of view. The only exception is I won’t re-print a blog that has already been posted elsewhere. Guest blogs should be original. Thanks everyone!
Some of my friends blogs worth checking out:
www.Absurdtosublime.net follow her on Twitter at @absurdtosublime
http://thereallyoldhousewivesofmanateecounty.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @realoldhouswives
www.realitytea.com Twitter: @realitytea
Don’t forget to bookmark www.therhblogcentral.com This site is posting all of the blogs related to Real Housewives. A one-stop-shop if you will for all blogs out there. If you have a blog you’d like them to add you can tweet them at: Twitter: @rhblogcentral
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Until Next Time….