I Hate Jill Zarin Housewives News / Book Sale Controversy August 1, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Book Sales Controversy                                August 1, 2010

You may or may not have heard but there was some Twitter talk over the past few days about which Housewife has sold more books than any other.  I really never thought that there was any question.  Bethenny has two New York Times bestselling books and they have both been on the NY Times list for several weeks. 

The only housewife that has come close to Bethenny is Teresa Giudice whose book was also on the New York Time Bestseller list for 3 or 4 weeks.  Impressive, but nowhere near the numbers of Bethenny’s sales with many weeks on the NYTB list, coupled with the fact that Bethenny’s books have been on the market substantially longer than Teresa’s book. 

Then suddenly the other day, Rob Shuter shot off a tweet that started many people’s discussions and quite frankly arguments.  Rob Shuter is a writer for Popeater.com and has appeared on some entertainments shows and done interviews about celebrities. 

First let me say that unlike Perez Hilton, whom I detest, I don’t have anything against Rob Shuter, I did see him go after Alex and Simon a few times but he always seems to provide just enough of a backhanded compliment or apology to get away with it and come out smelling like a rose.  For example, after the tweet heard round Amazon, Rob said that the really liked Bethenny thus repairing some of the damage immediately.  (He is a smart guy) 

The tweet that started all of the controversy –

The cute @Teresa_Giudice has just become the best selling Real Housewife author Sold more books than any other housewife including @bethenny

Here are some of my tweets in response to Rob’s unsolicited, not based on fact tweet…

NaughtyNiceRob wow another jealous housewife! Wait you’re not a housewife, just jealous huh?

NaughtyNiceRob like the book numbers? Prove em! Which HW sold the most books? Which one is in bankruptcy? Do the math

h8l8 me too! I think some people just tweet nonsense and it becomes fact…not so much @naughtynicerob

I believe Publishers Weekly over that nasty naughty rob idiot anyday!

PW article says @bethenny sold 114,000 copies of 1st book as of 7/09, 2nd book also bestseller, NO WAY did Teresa beat that!

NaughtyNiceRob you put your reputation on the line and cant back it up SWEETIE – no way has T sold more books than Bethenny

@LitSnitch who put out that press release? Grandma Wrinkles? He should consider a source before putting his reputation on the line

NaughtyNiceRob the only way @teresa_giudice could unload more books than Bethenny is if she gave them away with her auction sales

Twittwhisperer take what you read with a grain of salt! obviously @naughtynicerob doesn’t know everything

From NaughtyNiceRob:

LynnNChicago sweetie I said sold the most. Not made the most money! Some housewives had to cut bravo into profits, others didn’t.

LynnNChicago confused? Jist giving you the numbers.

MADRE2425 @LynnNChicago don’t worry we will kiss and makeup

Here is a tweet that was sent to those of us listed here, it was tweeted using TwitLonger which is why it is so long…

@NaughtyNiceRob @GingerZarin @LitSnitch @LynnNChicago @bethenny

Peary85 said:  Let’s compare actual numbers. These are all from novelrank.com In order of the oldest book to the newest

Bethenny’s Books:

Naturally Thin:

Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting

USA:

Last Sale: 0 hours

July Sales: 1799

June Sales: 1549

Reviews: 274

Current Rank: 154

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 72

Worst Rank: 937

Std Deviation: 181

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 319

Today: 151

Week: 182

Month: 172

 

UK:

Last Sale: 17 hours

 

July Sales: 54

June Sales: 87

Reviews: 2

Current Rank: 46,814

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 2,098

Worst Rank: 104,832

Std Deviation: 24,793

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 31,010

Today: 29,797

Week: 32,743

Month: 36,208

 

CANADA:

Last Sale: 4 days,

12 hours

July Sales: 47

June Sales: 87

Reviews: 1

Current Rank: 32,143

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 138

Worst Rank: 51,200

Std Deviation: 14,686

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 19,049

Today: 32,396

Week: 23,195

Month: 15,209

 

The Skinnygirl Dish:

Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life

USA:

Last Sale: 0 hours

 

July Sales: 1936

June Sales: 1903

Reviews: 45

Current Rank: 125

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 53

Worst Rank: 1,131

Std Deviation: 183

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 277

Today: 144

Week: 174

Month: 150

 

UK:

Last Sale: 2 days,

23 hours

July Sales: 36

June Sales: 46

Reviews: 0

Current Rank: 160,652

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 3,132

Worst Rank: 198,066

Std Deviation: 46,774

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 61,050

Today: 153,248

Week: 110,489

Month: 76,924

 

CANADA:

Last Sale: 2 days,

21 hours

July Sales: 31

June Sales: 72

Reviews: 1

Current Rank: 28,338

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 200

Worst Rank: 54,453

Std Deviation: 15,306

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 21,779

Today: 27,186

Week: 26,088

Month: 23,712

 

 

Teresa’s Book:

Skinny Italian:

Eat It and Enjoy It Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!

USA:

Last Sale: 0 hours

July Sales: 1080

June Sales: 1698

Reviews: 130

Current Rank: 312

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 53

Worst Rank: 656

Std Deviation: 102

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 222

Today: 311

Week: 328

Month: 318

 

UK:

Amazon.co.uk

Last Sale: 16 days,

1 hour

July Sales: 14

June Sales: 23

Reviews: 0

Current Rank: 353,769

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 9,863

Worst Rank: 353,769

Std Deviation: 84,872

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 139,781

Today: 349,070

Week: 323,402

Month: 168,533

CANADA:

Amazon.ca

Last Sale: 3 days,

14 hours

July Sales: 21

June Sales: 61

Reviews: 1

Current Rank: 37,931

Sales Rank Stats

Best Rank: 143

Worst Rank: 54,298

Std Deviation: 12,913

Average Sales Rank

Overall: 16,787

Today: 37,182

Week: 31,329

Month: 26,400

Based on the fact that Bethenny has 2 books out and they have both been out longer than Teresa’s 1 book and that both of Bethenny’s books have had 2 months in the last 4 that have sold over 1,500 books and Teresa only has one book out and that book has only had one month in the last 4 that has sold over 1,500 books I’d say that hands down Bethenny has sold more books. I love Bethenny’s book The Skinnygirl DIsh so I’m very happy to see this. Good for you Bethenny. Keep giving us great stuff to help us live a healthy life style.

Rob normally I really enjoy your post and find great humor in them but fact checking is important when it comes to someone’s reputation.

LitSnitch also prepared the following blog on the subject:

http://therhblogcentral.com/?p=973

Are your chinchillas as ruffled as ours right now? With recent press on Skinny Italian’s summit over Skinny Girl, why wouldn’t you be confused, disheartened and downright pissed off? Publishing is a funny beast: book sales deal with numbers and as soon as you start throwing Mathematics into the equation, the LIT freaks freak out. So, to think there is a man or woman out there with a clipboard that holds the end-all-be-all rankings for literature, is an overstated utopia that doesn’t exist. The New York Times doesn’t publish its Formula for a Successful Bestseller. The game changes all the time. The retail sampling differs every month, meaning that the stores asked for their top picks that month aren’t re-queried the subsequent month. The NYT pools together those recommendations along with Bookscan point-of-sale data and editorial opinion to determine each week’s bestselling book. Check out this blog for more information on print runs, etc.

Below are the facts. They haven’t been tampered with by publicists or editors:

Skinny Italian

Skinny Italian was written by Heather Maclean (and sold with Teresa’s face and mother’s recipes). Hyperion Books holds the rights to the book. Hyperion is the publishing company for Disney-ABC-TV Group. As a comparison, some of Hyperion’s top authors are Cecily von Ziegesar (think Gossip Girl) and Richard Castle (think ABC’s Castle show). Hyperion is a money-making machine with many strong arms in the industry. Heather Maclean is a New York Times bestselling author and a sub-par reality TV star herself. The team behind Skinny Italian sounds like a street-fighting team of bookselling ninjas. To hear powerful PR for the benefit of Skinny Italian doesn’t surprise anyone. Don’t be surprised when Teresa is invited on Emeril Lagasse’s show either.

The Numbers:

Pub Date: May 2010

Price: $19.99

Pub Month Sales: 1,400 – 1,500*

July Sales: 1,076*

June Sales: 1,698*

 

Skinny Girl Dish & Naturally Thin

Bethenny Frankel’s books were also written with a co-author Eve Adamson. Many diet books or “cookbooks” aren’t written by chefs. Many editors and writers touch these books before they ever see the light of day. Bethenny also has a major publishing house behind her. Simon & Schuster is among the Top Five publishing houses in America. Fireside is her imprint. Fireside is also Kelly Cutrone’s imprint. Kelly’s book, too, became a New York Times bestseller. Bethenny is one of Simon & Schuster’s top authors. Simon & Schuster is located within Rockefeller Center and is super-close to NBC studios. The partnership isn’t jaw-dropping.

The Numbers:

NT/ Pub Date: March 2009

NT/ Price: $16.00

NT/ Pub Month Sales: 400 – 500*

NT/ July Sales: 1,791*

NT/ June Sales: 1,549*

SGD/ Pub Date: December 2009

SGD/ Price: $16.00

SGD/ Pub Month Sales: 500 – 600*

SGD/ July Sales: 1,926*

SGD/ June Sales: 1,903*

*These are estimates based on retail sales of one retailer. They in no way are representative of actual or total sales. They represent a fraction of sales made during a specific time frame.

I don’t think that there is any question who sold the most books!   No matter how you look at the numbers or try to twist the math, Bethenny has sold more books.  As her books have been out on the market and available substantially longer than Teresa’s, it is also not surprising. 

In the end, who really cares who sold more books.  I just had to call Rob out because he didn’t provide any proof for his statement.    Possibly just the simple fact that Bethenny has two books and they’ve both been on the market much longer than Teresa’s one book could be why Bethenny has sold more. 

Teresa has certainly made a good run at selling books, her personal appearances have all be successful and there is no doubt that people are buying her book.  If Teresa wants to put a public statement out there, she could, with all confidence say that she’s sold more books than, Jill Zarin.  No one would question that.  She could announce she’s sold more than Luann or NeNe, which would be believable.  I’d bet she could even comfortably say she sold more than Kelly, who has three books on the market.  But I’m not buying that Teresa has sold more than Bethenny. 

More stats:

Skinny Italian, released May 4, 2010

#294 in books (amazon)

#1,682 (bn.com)

co: Heather McLean, also wrote ‘baby gizmo buying guide’

Skinnygirl Dish, released December 29, 2009

#131 in books (amazon)

#1,374 (bn.com)

reportedly sold over 100,000 copies in 2009 per Publisher’s Weekly

Fireside

co: Eve Adamson

Naturally Thin, released March 10, 2009

Fireside

#146 in books (amazon)

#1, 361 (bn.com)

reportedly sold over 100,000 copies in 2009 per Publisher’s Weekly

co: Eve Adamson, writer of several “Complete Idiot’s…”

All stats and numbers you see here were not compiled by me, they’re all re-printed from other sources, blogs, tweets and articles.   They all say the same thing, Bethenny sold more books, period! 

Teresa has also started a rumor that she is being considered for Dancing With The Stars.  She used the old trick of basically wishing it to make it happen. 

Her tweeting that SHE was considering going on Dancing With The Stars was a bit of a stretch since DWTS hasn’t invited her yet, however, this was very smart PR because now even People Magazine has picked up the “rumor” and began a poll to see what fans think about her appearing on the show.  This People.com poll could certainly catch the attention of the casting people at Dancing With The Stars and make Teresa’s fantasy tweet come true.  It is one of those “oldest tricks in the book” and the Twitter world of Teresa’s fans fell right into her trap and helped her take this dream of hers one step further.

Just to infuriate some of us further, Teresa added a tweet asking fans who they thought she should “make them” give her as a professional dancing partner on Dancing With The Stars.  Wow, this chick has a big head, everyone knows that professional dancing partners on DWTS are assigned based on height/size and they try to match them as best they can.  Teresa inferring that she was going to be able to choose whether or not to appear, first of all, then to add that she would be “making them” give her the partner she wants is beyond obnoxious!  It is also typical, low class, tacky Teresa! 

I wonder if Teresa has considered the amount of time she would have to spend on the West Coast if she were invited to be on Dancing With The Stars.  Her claim that she has no help with the children would certainly come to light.  We all know that her parents help her to care for her  four bright, rambunctious brood.  What about Juicy Joe?  Others have done it, even Kate Gosslin who has 8 children but she took a whole lot of trashing in the public for leaving her children for so many days and hours.  But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, I’m still hoping and praying that this never happens.  I actually used to enjoy Dancing With The Stars but would never watch it if Teresa Giudice were on it.

So Teresa fans, Teresa duped you all when you bought her cookbook and she admitted on National Television that she uses store bought pizza dough.  Similar to Jill Zarin trying to dupe fans into buying her book by writing her very own review (including talking about her late mother).  Teresa also told us that her house wasn’t in foreclosure, she forgot to mention that she filed bankruptcy, lied on the filing, is losing all of her belongings, continues to spend a fortune on unnecessary parties and jewelry, not to mention ATV for her daughter and thousands in clothes. 

I remember seeing Bethenny in an interview once saying that DWTS is one of the few reality shows she would consider doing.  She had said that there were concerns about appearing on too many reality shows but that DWTS did appeal to her.  I would hope that if DWTS casting were considering any of the housewives, it would be Bethenny.  The Los Angeles location could actually be a plus for the Hoppy family as we did see Jason and Bethenny discussing the possibility of moving to LA, so this could be a great test.  A temporary move out to LA to see if it is a good fit for the Hoppy’s could be just the ticket!

Bethenny is one of the few housewives who could actually hold her own on DWTS, she’s not star-struck, she’s well known and well liked.  Someone like Teresa on DWTS would be a complete joke and would certainly bring the quality of the show into the toilet, not that it hasn’t gone there before.  I would imagine that having Teresa on the show may even deter other “real” stars from appearing in a group with Teresa. 

Teresa is doing all of this to stay relevant, to stay in the “headlines” so to speak, people are talking about her and that is all she cares about. 

In other Housewife news, Kelly Bensimon graced our lovely city with her presence this weekend to be part of the Chicago Rock and Roll Marathon.  Here are her tweets during her visit here, including some links to photos.

Waiting at ohare for my flight to go home

 

theBouker    Great time running with @jason_mesnick @MollyMesnick @kikilet @jakepavelka1 @GiulianaRancic at #RnRCHI today! Thanks for coming out!

 

Platinum_Agency    Fashion Show Wed Aug 4th featuring @kikilet jewelry line &

@Platinum_Agency Models @LavoLasVegas #nychousewives @Jasonstrauss #Vegas

about 2 hours ago via Echofon

 

Almost at airport in chicago. Thank you chitown for the fun weekend. I can’t wait to get home to the kiddies and poochers

 

http://twitpic.com/2apci2    @giulianarancic run for american cancer. Less cancer more birthdays!!!

 

@LitSnitch #bachelor. Not sure who to believe, not my show to judge. Jake is a good guy. He should be an actor @jakepavelka1

 

http://twitpic.com/2ap4zd  – @Jakepavelka1

 

Just finished. Not sure my time, but grateful for the experience. Congrats @rocknroll marathon and american cancer

 

http://twitpic.com/2an2mo

– Getting readyyy to run. Its earlyyy in chicago. Happy sunday

 

Sweet dreams. See u at the rock n roll half marathon in chicago.

 

Just had the greatest day with my parents and bf Angus. Chicago’s Prada store rocks. Tks for being so nice

 

Had a yummy club sandwich at rl in chicago

 

Did u know ur body can only process 200-250 calories an hour! What did u eat this am?

 

@JoshFittell @gayleking is amazing. I love her. She is so thoughtful. Listen to her show. She’s got insight

 

@JonathanCheban I can’t go to supersat to support ovarian, I am in chitown running for american cancer. Missuuu

in reply to Jonathan Cheban

 

@BravoAndy in chicago getting ready to run for american cancer association. I heard you were cute on tv. Oxoxo

 The tweet to Andy Cohen was in reference to his appearance on Colbert and their acting out of the scene between Kelly and Bethenny during Season Two of RHONY.  http://tiny.cc/y6y4l  If you haven’t seen it yet, you just have to watch it, hysterical!

Is it just me, or does Giuliana Rancic look none too happy to be posing with Kelly?   Giuliana seemed to have some real friends with her, here are her tweets:

 Running my first 1/2 marathon=champagne!   http://twitpic.com/2apurn

 I can’t believe I just ran 13.2 miles! Congrats to @kellizink @kikilet @jakepavelka1 & everyone who crossed the finish line @runrocknroll

 Not so fast! I don’t wanna brag so I won’t tell I beat u;) RT @jakepavelka1 About 2 beat @giulianarancic in Chi’s @runrocknroll marathon

 Thanks for the luv LL…wish u & P were in Chi to run it too:) RT @lisaling @GiulianaRancic good luck G…miss u guys!

 Just carbo loaded before 1/2 Chicago Rock & Roll marathon tmrw. Pasta, sushi rolls, and a bowl of multi grain cereal. Feeling too full:((

 Prepping for 1/2 marathon! RT @CatherineMoloz Even celebs get fit 4 running shoe. G on treadmill @fleetfeetchgo      http://twitpic.com/2ahpzf

 Kelli, we MUST beat Jake’s time on Sunday!:) RT @kellizink told @jakepavelka1 that me & @GiulianaRancic plan to beat him in Sunday’s race!

 

Here is a pretty funny link:

http://realcityhousewife.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/video-bethanny-frankel-and-kelly-bensimon-in-the%c2%a0hamptons/

 After you watch the video, check out the other link on her page called “Jacqueline Laurita is fun on Twitter”.  There is a very interesting conversation there.  I’ve gotten private tweets from Jacqueline but have chosen to keep them private as that is what Jacqueline wanted and why she sent a DM rather than a public tweet.   I certainly don’t judge those that do post them, in fact, Love it!!!   I like this girl’s site!

A few tweets from Jill Zarin:

 Look what i found on my doorstep when we got home from candy kitchen? http://twitpic.com/2adggx

 We will be offering a special discount for Zarin fabrics customers. Sign up for newsletter at jillzarin.com!

 @kikilet I ate like whale at candy kitchen. Good luck on your run and burn off calories for me!!

 If you don’t feel like clicking on the link photo that Jill tweeted, I don’t blame you, it is simply several cases of vodka.  This was a great gift for a woman who doesn’t drink anything except Diet Coke. 

Interesting that Jill continues to follow Kelly’s activities

 A Bethenny fan has created a fan site for Bethenny and Bethenny tweeted her approval of the site, she did seem to like it.  Here is the link to that site:  http://bethennyfrankelonline.com/

 Bethenny’s tweet about the site:

I’m so flattered!u know more than I do bout me RT @bethennyonline: visit first fansite for @bethenny at http://www.bethennyfrankelonline.com

 Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Margarita party was last night, here is a tweet from Bethenny:

 Bethenny: Oh no.I’ve just been reminded that I did a pushup on the dance floor last pm-in a tight dress and 5″heels.oy!
Gretchen Rossi responded to Bethenny’s tweet:  GretchenRossi    Oh boy! I’ve done that plenty of times too 

Sonja Morgan also retweeted Gretchen and Bethenny’s tweets.

 I like Sonja more and more:  A tweet she responded to Skanky Patti Stanger:

 REALLY? @pattistanger We all have our certain physical preferences, we all have a “type”.

 What do you make of Sonja’s tweet?  Is she questioning Patti Stanger’s logic?  I think Patti Stanger is a hack and tweets nonsense once in a while to her fans who think she’s a matchmaking genius.  

 I know you’re all excited about tomorrow night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey (sarcasm) personally, I’m looking forward to the crackpots of DC starting this week and as much as I’ll be sorry to see it go, I can’t wait to see the finale of Bethenny Getting Married? on Thursday.

 Until Next Time…..

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348 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Housewives News / Book Sale Controversy August 1, 2010

  1. Need a Hobby says:

    I suspect Sonja is more open to the variety of life and is appreciative of what people have to offer rather than compartmentalizing them and prejudging them.

    (Translation: why unnecessarily limit the potential candidate pool?) ; )

  2. Need a Hobby says:

    Speaking of Sonja, bringing this over from the previous blog:

    Here are some rockin pics of Sonja Tremont Morgan through the years: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/49470466.html

    (Yes, Jill, from the pics it appears Sonja did indeed do a bit of modeling at one time. As Kiki notes, not all models are runway models.)

    Litsnitch’s blogcentral had the link & she gave a shout out to Mickey for the great first image (“Mona Lisa” Sonja), although ohnotheydidn’t, uh, didn’t.

    • MickeyMouth says:

      Fun pics. Thanks for letting me know. Ohnotheydidn’t took them all from Sonja’s facebook page and sourced back there. It happens all the time. I only get ruffled when it’s blatant.

      Anyway off to bed. I have been out all day and I am tired. Have a good night everyone 🙂

      • Quincy IL says:

        Sonja was so thin in some of those photos. She has a great figure now. Her weight goes to the right places.

        • moriasheehan says:

          the white shoes at the sorcerers apprentice opening, OMG, too awful for words. love her tho. didn’t she look like meryl streep when she had bangs?

  3. TrueLifeDiva says:

    If I had to choose a trainwreck HouseWife to be on DWTS, it would be no-panty-wearing Kim Zolciak before Teresa Guidice any day.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Kim Z on DWTS? LOL. Now that might actually be something worth watching just for the potential entertainment value.

    • I vote NY Alex. She seems like she would be able to move, having been a model at one point in her life. But the real reason would be the spontaneous combustion of a certain redhead.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I would love to see Ramona on DWTS. She loves to dance and I think she would be fun to watch.

      • Squirrels says:

        She’s in shape, too. Even at 52, I’m guessing she could handle the grueling demands that come with being a dancer so long as she can remain injury free.

  4. Thanks for the shout out!!
    Was I not supposed to make Jac’s dm’s public? Oops. Lol. I figured she was dm-ing me bc she didn’t want to give me “publicity” by tweeting me publicly.

    I think Sonja was thinking what I was thinking when she tweeted Patti.
    This is my response:
    @pattistanger Not true. I don’t have a “type”. Some ppl only care whats inside not out.

    She is so stupid to make such a broad statement like that. I think attractiveness comes from a persons personality and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Someone who is an expert matchmaker should know this, no? Well I guess her tweet is probably true for the type of clients she deals with.

    And I knew Teresa couldn’t have sold more books than B! Thanks for laying it all out there.

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  6. @twilighttwitti says:

    I went to Barnes and Noble last week and they had 4 copies of Teresa’s book sitting on the shelves so I read some of the recipes. She has 4 recipes for Pizza uses the same doe but changes the toppings. Once I saw that, I wasn’t interested in buying the book. Now that I also know she buys the doe at the store. She is shameless. Oh let me clear this up, I wasn’t at B&N to buy her book.

    I do have a problem with Jill Zarin still pushing a book that she couldn’t give away if she stood on a NYC corner naked and giving away free coffee! Give it up Jill, your book sucks. You should offer refunds for selling crap to poor unsuspecting fools.
    @bethennys book is the only book that is hearing this: $$Chan ching $$ Go Bethenny!

    • Quincy IL says:

      Our tiny Borders in our tiny “mall” had 9 books three week ago. They had nine books on Friday. The clerk told me that none have sold. How many Teresa sagas are on the shelves gathering dust?

    • PaganChick says:

      You know what I find extra funny about the whole pizza dough thing? We actually saw Danielle making pizza from scratch in the first season. But, here is Teresa with a cook book and its obvious that she doesn’t know how to make pizza dough or even work with it if what we saw at Joe’s place was any indication.

  7. chismosa says:

    Hi everyone- god what craziness with this book sales junk! It should seem so obvious to a rock that B has sold the most, esp with a DVD out and her drink out.

    Why is Kelly like contacting Andy Cohen so much? Isn’t her time DONE on Bravo? Let go honey, it’s over. Go run 25 miles so your skin can keep clinging to that muscle and nothing else.

    Re: DWThe Stars- i haven’t watched this show since ab0ut 4 seasons ago just because it got too campy for me, however, Bethenny would be very ~successful~ on it, not only due to her fans, but also for the fact that she has mad rhythm. She would excel if she were on this show.

    ~ when did Bethenny and Jason mention moving to LA? I never saw this? Can someone tell me where?

    Kim Z would be so awesome on DWTS because she has NO rhythm! Anytime she attempted to dance to her song on the show she would do nothing, like Whitney Houston. She has got nothing on B. She would be like Kate G but worse.

  8. I checked out Teresa’s website today & it looks like she’s taken a page from Jill Zarin’s book, she calls herself the “star” of NJ Housewives. She also has a blurb about being the best-selling author out of all-of the HW.
    http://www.teresagiudice.com/press.html
    I don’t know how much I trust the Novelrank numbers, they always look low to me, (and I know they get them from Amazon somehow), but I have noticed that since this started, Teresa’s book has dropped like a stone in the best-seller cooking category on Amazon. I watched it go from 16 to 31, while Bethenny’s has been pretty stable in the top 5 or so.

  9. HD says:

    Why are people so upset about the claim that Teresa sold more books? I don’t get it. I think some of all this Real Housewives stuff is going too far.b Just because she said it doesn’t make it so and at the end of the day who cares what she or anyone else claims about their books? I am sure Bethanny doesn’t care one bit. I was actually going to buy Teresa’s book but then the bankruptcy thing came out and I thought, oh hell nah! I just don’t see why it matters. Without looking at the numbers, it is obvious Bethanny probably sold more on the sheer nature that she has more books and has been out longer and is fairly popular. They each have books that are doing fairly well. Such is life.

    I pray Bethanny does not go on DWTS. She did the Apprentice, The Real Housewives and now BGM which I am sure will have another season and then maybe another. I think that is enough reality TV. It has served its purpose for her and too much is just too much. I love pizza but I can’t eat it every day even as much as I think I would like it. Eventually I would get tired of eating something that I used to love. Bethanny need not go on any other reality show.

    I still hate Jill Zarin!

    • dumberries says:

      HD, I also hope that Bethenny’s next new tv venture will be outside of the “reality” genre and more informational (like the talk show or cooking show we’ve discussed here before). Fingers crossed!

      BTW, the claim that Teresa has sold the most books wouldn’t bother me at all if (a) she really had sold the most books, or (b) she hadn’t already insulted the viewers’ intelligence by misrepresenting her lifestyle, her finances – no one likes to be fed hogwash from the same source over and over, makes you wanna call bullshit!

      • I think I would like a Bethenny infomercial. I still cannot picture RHONY without her.
        I watched Mary J. Blige launch her new perfume, (parfum?) on Home Shopping yesterday, and I’d love to see Bethenny do something like that.
        I was actually surprised about how nice they were to her all day long, although I was put-off by the exclusive deal because I want to at least see what the stuff smells like before I spend 70 buks on it.
        Maybe if she had a Forman Grill or something like that to sell with recipes?

        • OMG! Lynn, did you see this crap?

          Feel free to delete it, but there are a lot of comments on the RT site, so I didn’t want to just post a link.
          (copied from Reality Tea comments)
          #

          Reminds me so much of all the lawsuits coming out of the Anna Nicole Smith case. There were (and still counting) something like 40?

          Two lawsuits that arose from the ANS case had to do with web site bloggers and defamatory statements by the site hosts and in a few cases, the site posters themselves.

          Background on the above: Howard Stern’s sister and her “possee” of posters inundated certain sites with comments against ANS’s mother, Virgie Arthur, thus the law suit.

          Virgie won in that Howard’s sister and others came to a settement.

          It’s a good case as a rule of thumb in being carefully what one posts on sites. Use certain words and phrases, i.e., “I heard on …… or I heard…… said” rather than making a statement that is not a fact.
          #
          56
          tweetybird says: – July 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

          Sven…very interesting! Did not know about Howard Stern’s sister stuff. What blog does she write? Why was she involved with this?
          #
          57
          tweetybird says: – July 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

          Sven…OH…you mean howard K stern…
          #
          58
          Sven says: – July 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm

          Re: my last post about posters being sued – the good news for posters not being afraid to post is this:

          In those ANS cases, after much haggling and such, eventually all posters who had posted negatively about Virgie Arthur were let off the hook because “they weren’t involved in a conspiracy”.

          Stern’s sister and her “possee” members, however were still included in the suit because they were together as one under the terms of “a conspiracy of defamation against Virgie”.

          Another defining characteristic of the conspirators was that they jumped from site to site, including TMZ sites and would spread lies, innuendos and basically created guerella warfare between other posters to further their cause of defaming Virgie.

          Tho I haven’t read anything about Lynn Hudson herself or visited any sites she and fans hang at, it has been alluded to here that there could be some similarities between her and Bonnie Stern’s tactics.

          I’d like to visit her and her possee’s comments to see if I recognize anyone’s moniker from the old ANS sites.

          Who can tell me where to visit to view their comments?
          http://www.realitytea.com/2010/07/30/nj-housewife-teresa-giudice-the-situation-in-talks-for-dancing-with-the-stars/comment-page-2/#comments

          • Squirrels says:

            Poor Sven would be disappointed to discover this site is loaded with snark and humor, but nothing else that can be considered lies. That is one reason so many are drawn to this blog. We have the smartest, fastest fact checkers in cyberland. In fact, I can’t recall the last time someone posted an allegation as fact. Could it be that having truth on your side seems to threaten those who have something to hide?

            • SavingGrace says:

              I enjoy reading Reality Tea. Always great snarky info.

              As far as the comments I have a feeling Otay Panky has landed there and festers her grudge pretending to be others to get her need of attention filled.

  10. Lovebeth says:

    She needs to pay back those poor families she owe money too. It is obvious she is creating all sort of rumors to divert the attention from the bankruptcy.

  11. Need a Hobby says:

    Holy crossover, Batman! (If this has been posted before, sorry but I missed it.)

    Absurdtosublime.net noted this bit of news: Atlanta Housewives Nene, Kim Z., and (She by) Sheree will be guest ghost hunters on an episode this fall of SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters. http://absurdtosublime.net/2010/07/31/looking-for-ghosts/

    I envision Kim tottering about in heels with a glass of wine in one hand and a cig in the other. This will be like the three stooges. That trio would scare the crap out of any poor lost entity.

    What network exec thought of this genius casting? Seriously, this sounds like a Bonnie Hunt/Niecy Nash parody. Just in case anyone hasn’t seen it, here’s their parody video, CIS Atlanta “starring” NeNe & Kim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ongN2rubnwo

    • anitabee says:

      The Ghosthunters episode with the 3 RHOA banshees will be hilarious. At first I was sure this was just a rumor but lo and behold it’s true!

      Seriously, the most creative screen writer in hollywood could not come up with anything more bizarro than this!

      • sweet pea says:

        Sounds like the stuff nightmares are made of. I haven’t ever watched that show but I kinda thought they were trying to be taken seriously. If they have those three on….well then, they’re just stupid. Bless their hearts.

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      Please tell me that is true! I love Ghost Hunters. I can only feel sorry for the ghosts if it is!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ah I like that show – to have those three shrews on an episode all at once will scare any ghosts to the point they will cross over to get away from the insanity! It will be funny to see the GH casts reaction to the idiots!

  12. LynnNChicago says:

    Twitter war w/Dina Manzo – if you’re on Twitter, check it out. Don’t bother looking at Dina’s tweets though, in Dina fashion, she deleted them all…

    • Squirrels says:

      She’s such a pussy. Or is that hussy?

    • I read the whole thing. Dina called u an ass! Lol. Boy did her bitchy side come out tonight. Jac flipped out too. I’ve said tons of bad stuff about her and she laughed it off. Then she freaked out over some comment that wasn’t rly that bad.
      Housewives went nuts tonight!
      Now Ashely is on a live stream babbling about random stupidities. The sad part is that there are 117 people who want to watch her sit in her bedroom and talk about how tall her mom is, if she wants to get married, and how much money her boyfriend makes.
      If anyone cares:
      http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2minutes

      I was gonna go on and fuck with her but it slowed down my computer too much. Took 5min to type one sentence.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I hope everyone is saving everything for all of the law suits.

        Honestly, these reality stars need to get hobbies.

    • These housewives on Twitter are out of control!! I am starting to really wonder about Jacqueline — she responds back to negative comments with things like ‘F off!’…. With a small child, baby and being on tv doesn’t she have anything better to do? Same with Dina! I would never bother with random people that i didnt know who tweeted bad things to me, I think it is strange.

    • Quincy IL says:

      The NJ housewives must have nothing to do in their lives.

    • Quincy IL says:

      I did look at your tweets. I suspect Dina wants to have complete control of the cyberworld as she wanted complete control of the meeting with Danielle. Only Dina can pontificate. She can make pronouncements and the twitter world should genuflect.

      I believe that the NJ girls are actually reading this site. I think they discuss it with each other and with Jill. I think they’d like to punish Lynn and anyone here that steps out of line. Just remember the First Amendment. The words
      “In my opinion” are golden.

      • vilzvet says:

        On Jacqueline’s twitter she actually stepped on a scale and did a video to show the world. Guess she is getting tired of hearing how sausagey she looks on the episodes, even though most should realize they were filmed months ago.

        • Quincy IL says:

          I love numbers. Could you please tell us her weight, height, and percentage of body fat? Thank you.

          • vilzvet says:

            Oops, should have posted. She registered 120 but that was WITH her jogging outfit on and phone in her hand (!), so she is actually lower. I don’t know her height. Her daughter towers over her and is about 5.9″??

            • Quincy IL says:

              Danielle Staub is 5’6″ and she towers over Jacqueline by inches. I am going to look at some photos and then come back with some body fat percentages. I’ve been “into” those online charts and calulators in Dec. 15, 2009 when I sent myself to grandma bootcamp and started working out with a trainer. BTW, you can come back. It’s harder when you are older, but you feel so much better running up the stairs when you do it for even a few weeks.

              • Quincy IL says:

                Well, Jacqueline’s height is plastured all over the net. She’s says she’s 5’4″. The funny thing is Caroline lost weight and she states she is 5″1. If you look at photos, Jacqueline is closer to Caroline’s height than she is Danielle’s. The all are wearing bone numbing heels that look about the same height. Teresa states that she like to work with weight to be toned. Ummmm in that store in Atlantic City, she told Dina that she never exercises. I guess times have changed.

                120 lbs for 5’4″ is the lower side of normal.

                Bethenny was 115lbs at 5’6″ for the Peta shoot. She’s now 120 and nursing.

                Jill ZAAAAAAAAAARIN, is also 5’6″ tall. I have a feeling that she’s a tad over the 120 that Bethenny is carrying around.

                I’m 5’6″ and 135… That’s no size zero, unless we go to Chicos.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          not to mention she had recently had a baby when RHONJ was filmed and not everyone loses the weight so fast. Unfortunate that she is constantly filmed eating too. Not defending anything but I think she’s recently lost more weight.

        • Katie says:

          I think that she has lost weight. However I think the more pressing issue is that she looks like mrs. Potato head.

  13. vilzvet says:

    Well Teresa should certainly NOT be given a slot on Dancing, it would infuriate me too. And to answer your question about what about the kids, Lynn, she had that separate tweet about “only if I can bring my kids” meaning she would expect the show to foot the bill for all the Guidices to go to Cali. She is probably thinking about Gia in LA would be great for her “acting career” and would have the kid go out on auditions while she is there. And if there is an EMPTY house back in NJ (cough, cough) then they would most definitely want to be out of town for a couple of months. Again it would sicken me that she would even be considered, she is a grifter, fake author, and is facing bankruptcy charges and tons of unpaid debts.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thanks Vilzvet, I missed the kid comment from Teresa.

      Does anyone know when DWTS starts its new season? Wonder if they’re casting now….. they’re probably always casting.

      • vilzvet says:

        On realitytea it said Monday (today or next?) is the deadline for casting considerations and they start to practice immediately. We should be put out of our misery soon. It also said September 20th is the premier date.

      • boston02127 says:

        From Telewatcher:

        Who will be on dancing with the stars in 2010-2011?
        ABC’s new Dancing with the Stars Cast lineup this year is intense! 2011 television will be exciting thanks to this great list of celebrities that will be dancing on this years biggest winter time hit!

        Courtney Cox is hot on Cougar town. Now she will be dancing with the stars as well!

        Elle Macpherson is best known as a super model but is also an actress and entrepreneur. Elle also hosts the Britain version of Next Top Model. Guess she can now add something else to her huge list of accomplishments.

        Tina Fey from SNL and 30 rock will be gracing us with her skills on the dance floor this 2011. Hope she is as good at dancing as she is at making me laugh.

        Cheryl Ann Cole is an English songwriter, dancer, model, singer, etc… She is the ‘bees knees’ from what I gather.

        Vince Vaughn is so cute and is a great actor. I am excited to see him move more than his lips.

        Rob Lowe can look confident smiling. But can he look confident smiling and dance at the same time? We will see. I have problems chewing gum and walking. I can’t imagine the pressure on these celebs.

        ABC has decided the Dancing with the Stars lineup…
        Read more: http://telewatcher.com/reality/dancing-with-the-stars/abcs-dancing-with-the-stars-2011-cast-lineup/#ixzz0v56WOTOD

  14. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet: Getting ready to shoot tv commercial. See u at blue and cream

  15. amy17 says:

    How many books did Shill sell? Can someone figure that out. I wonder if it was enough to pay for the team deparately trying to repair her reputation.

  16. boston02127 says:

    Teresa’s tweet: Don’t forget to watch me on THE VIEW @theviewtv tomorrow, Monday morning on ABC!!!!!

  17. Olivia says:

    As an aside, Oksana Whatever Her Name Is, Mel Gibson’s ex girlfriend, is also reported to also be angling for a spot on DWTS. Now if only Lindsay could get out on time the circle will be complete. Trash on trash.

  18. boston02127 says:

    From Telewatcher:

    Who will be on dancing with the stars in 2010-2011?
    ABC’s new Dancing with the Stars Cast lineup this year is intense! 2011 television will be exciting thanks to this great list of celebrities that will be dancing on this years biggest winter time hit!

    Courtney Cox is hot on Cougar town. Now she will be dancing with the stars as well!

    Elle Macpherson is best known as a super model but is also an actress and entrepreneur. Elle also hosts the Britain version of Next Top Model. Guess she can now add something else to her huge list of accomplishments.

    Tina Fey from SNL and 30 rock will be gracing us with her skills on the dance floor this 2011. Hope she is as good at dancing as she is at making me laugh.

    Cheryl Ann Cole is an English songwriter, dancer, model, singer, etc… She is the ‘bees knees’ from what I gather.

    Vince Vaughn is so cute and is a great actor. I am excited to see him move more than his lips.

    Rob Lowe can look confident smiling. But can he look confident smiling and dance at the same time? We will see. I have problems chewing gum and walking. I can’t imagine the pressure on these celebs.

  19. kats2 says:

    That’s an interesting line up for DWTS and none of the Real HW’s would fit with this group. Seems close to A list and HW’s are hardly D list.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Maybe they learned their lesson with Kate Gosslin – I didn’t watch last year because I don’t like her. And I wouldn’t watch if Teresa was on this year either. Easy enough to go on line the next day to see results.

  20. Buffywood says:

    Didn’t someone post a comment from DWTS Stating they did not invite nor had any intentions of having Teresa on? I thought I saw some where that was proven as being total crap!

  21. moriasheehan says:

    OT a little. what about Bethenny taking Ellen’s place on Amer. Idol. we know she used to perform and can sing on key and would be hilarious.

  22. Buffywood says:

    Wow, dumb ugly bitch (Teresa) is throwing her hubby under the bus and claiming she had NO idea about their financial situation… lying bitch!

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      @buffywood – did she say that on the view? Did she “conveniently” forget that she signed off on those bankruptcy docs, than asked for a diamond? Does she think that we are stupid?

    • Quincy IL says:

      I believe her. My husband is secretive about money. I know people who have hidden assets before filing for divorces. So… Joe might not have told her.

      • kit9 says:

        No way she didn’t know. She’s seen his puny little office. No way in hell she could have been deluded into thinking they could afford that mansion and the kind of over the top spending she did..100 grand cash for tacky furniture…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      puleease! she can play dumb so well but this is one place it won’t work – mess with the feds and you go down equally! IMO she will lie again and get caught again!

  23. MickeyMouth says:

    Let me see if I understood Teresa’s visit to The View correctly. So it’s the economy’s fault, the haters fault and the ex-buisness partner’s fault. Her and Joe are nice people and leave within their means. Way to take responsibility there Teresa.

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      AND, the ring is fake! LOL Is she kidding? I’m sorry, but NOW I’m REALLY looking forward to heading over to Towaco on the 22nd!

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Was that the same yellow ring Joe supposedly gave her. I don’t watch the show so I only know what I read here.

        • Laura aka Just done says:

          I think it was, not sure though Mickey

        • LynnNChicago says:

          nope different ring

          • MickeyMouth says:

            I wondered because the one on The View looked very fake and I couldn’t understand why anyone would think it was real unless the lighting made it appear more real.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              She is trying to hide the real one (which is probably fake) with what she worn today!

        • Quincy IL says:

          Well, she looked great. The white line in her hair was a little distracting, but it detracted from her forehead so that’s good.

          The dress was fantastic. Her figure is fantastic.

          She is unable to conjugate verbs in English. Even if her parents spoke Italian at home, you’d think she would have learned something in Catholic School.

          I believe the the rental buildings were the million dollar problem. I had a friend whose husband was a lawyer with real estate all over the Midwest just like that. He died, she didn’t know about all of the properties so she didn’ t pay all of the mortgages. She lost everything including her home and jewelry. It was a financial tsunami.

          Teresa and Joe were living high on the hog in good times. All it took was the irresponsibility of Congress, banking and financial industry failures, and exporting millions of jobs to China to bring down a lot of people who were riding the tide of the 90’s.

          Still …I don’t like Teresa as a person.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Ask for a certificate of authenticity on anything you buy.

  24. boston02127 says:

    Teresa on the view—- said the yellow stone ring is fake.

    • Squirrels says:

      I so can’t wait to see it PST. Is popcorn an ok breakfast food?

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Do me a favor and listen to her voice. I though it sounded robotic at times. Let me know what you think.

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Not watching, but surprised if she wasn’t reading off her hand or from cue cards. Bet her spiel was memorized and the result of collaboration w. her attorney and PR folks.

    • cusi 77 says:

      Boston_ Enough reason to believe it is not fake…

      • BamaBelle says:

        I didn’t watch The View, and never will-but Miss Teresa KNEW they were in financial trouble. She said some of those investments/properties were in her name and some were good investments, some weren’t. She can try and act all innocent and throw Joe under the bus all she wants, but she KNEW!

        She’s trying to garner sympathy from viewer’s. Doesn’t it sound better that it was Joe and the economys fault? Even if she didn’t know-she spent all that money AFTER signing her name to bankruptcy papers, knowing she was 11 million in debt.

        Teresa Guidice is a FRAUD and LIAR, and I don’t believe one word she says!

    • klmh says:

      I have seen a ring just like the one she received from J on her 10th anniversary, and it was at a Diamonique store, where they sell CZ’s and fakes. I am not a jeweler, but I know enough to say the stone alone in that ring, if a canary, would have been over 100,000. It looked fake to me…

      • BamaBelle says:

        I’m sure it was fake… just like Teresa. That’s another thing I don’t like about her. The way she has to pretend she’s something she is not, and that’s RICH! It would of been much more realistic if Joe sent Teresa roses and they had a nice dinner out. That’s reality considering their finances. Why does Teresa have to pretend by having Joe give her a fake ring on camera? Maybe because she got the REAL ring off-camera? So that Trustee man won’t come looking for it, LOL!

        If he asks for it to be included in their finances, Teresa can give it to him and say “it’s fake”… all the while making off with the REAL ring!

  25. Earring Girl says:

    Teresa on the View – What a MESS!!!! Please just STFU and go in hiding! How embarassing for Bravo – I know Danielle enjoyed this because Teresa really sounded like a fool! She was only on for approximately 4 minutes. LOL

  26. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Wow! I wonder if Teresa regrets going on “The View”. That was painful to watch.

    • Earring Girl says:

      It was pass painful as Ramona would say “It made my stomach feel funny”. I had my water bottle to take a drink and it never went to my lips for the whole 4 (approx) minutes, my mouth just hung open and when it was over I just said
      “HOLY S$$$ BALLS! Again Teresa STOP, STOP and go away – no more public appearances please! I know this will never happen because she is too busy “being Bethenny” did you notice the same type of dress Bethenny wore on the View. LOL!

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        I did notice that Teresa’s dress was similiar to the dress that Bethenny wore when she was on “The View” the first time. Teresa probably thought she was going to promote her book. I don’t think she had a clue that they were going to interview her about her financial woes. LOL

  27. boston02127 says:

    I just watched Teresa on The View. I have to say, I’ll never watch The View again, I don’t care who is on in. What a sickening show, it’s head aching. Ugh. Teresa totally talked in circles. I don’t believe a word she said. The only good part was the laugh I got from seeing her new bangs that cover her non existing forehead.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I love her saying she can’t talk about DWTS, thats because there is nothing to talk about

      • boston02127 says:

        @Lynn–Love how she says renovate. Rerenovate.

      • cusi 77 says:

        Good Morning, Lynn! Thank you for this blog… lots of work involved! Kudos!

        • vilzvet says:

          Heheh, “re-renovate”! WTF?!? Can’t believe Bryant Gumbel had to sit through that, but so glad Joy went hard on her. “Is he a slumlord?” Too funny!! I believe she and Joe had this plan to have him take the blame “just in case” Dancing is really serious about having her on. As of right now, the list we have seen so far is obviously partial. Let’s face it, she is DYING to get out of NJ and head to Cali, isn’t that where “fresh starts” are made? There is still time to pray this does not happen.

  28. Laura aka Just done says:

    As much as I hate The View, I am glad they used the allotted 4 minutes (thanks EarringGirl) to call Teresa out on her financial situation. She came off sounding like a fool, blaming everything and everyone for their current situation. You could see that the panel wasn’t buying it. Hopefully Andy Cohen was watching! He could get a few tips from Bryan Gumbel (sp?)

    • kit9 says:

      The best part was the audience interrupting with sustained applause at one of the panel’s points countering her bullshit. Thank you, audience.

  29. Squirrels says:

    Bryant Gumbel, ex cohost on the Today Show is no stranger to serious interviews. Having him on set should have been reason enough for her to cancel. She had to know what was coming. What a tool.

    • cusi 77 says:

      Hi Squirrels! I sent you an Email.

      • Squirrels says:

        Hey Cusi girl. I took care of it. Also, cute picture. My GF from China passed her test and will be sworn in as a citizen Aug 20th. Very excited for her.

        xo

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Agreed. If Teresa thought it was going to help her image she’s wrong. It made her look greedy, robotic, and stupid. Did she not watch the show in the green room when they were talking about conspicuous consumption early in the show?!?!?! Maybe show that because she’s so “nice” that they would go easy on her. Boy did she not just throw Joe under the bus she chained him down too. It’s plainly obvious that Teresa thinks nothing is her fault.

      Oh, on Friday Teresa had as her “Friday Follows” Tony and Maks from DWTS. Wishful thinking honey, or is bitch better? 😉

  30. Amber...Real Wife says:

    I think they razzled Teresa with their questions concerning her bankruptcy. Maybe she thought she was there to plug her book, but Joy and Bryant had other ideas. Joy calling Greasy Joe a slumlord was awesome 🙂 Mario asking if she was living within her means was good. But when she told Bryant not to believe the 11million dollar figure, is she insane? It is a well documented amount, on financial bankruptcy documents and still she’s lying. She is now blaming the haters and tenants failing to pay rent for the bankruptcy. No mention of the fraud allegations by the former partner, or the contractors they stiffed while building the McCheeseyGreasyMansion. Once again she coyly stated she was unable to comment on DWTS. AS IF! If she gets a grassroots petition started by her over zealous fans and actually gets on… :(*sigh*) it’ll be a sad day for dancers everywhere. At the end did anyone notice Joy didn’t even want to shake her hand? Loved loved loved it!

  31. kats2 says:

    Didn’t get to watch it but I’m sure it will be on-line soon

  32. kats2 says:

    OT – did anyone hear how EMT’s Mom is doing? I haven’t seen her back hope all is well.

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      @Kats – last I heard, it was a mini stroke and she’s got weeks of rehab. She might be spending alot of time with her at rehab. I’ve been through that with a friend of mine, it’s a difficult time. Thankfully, my friend did very well. Hopefully EMT will be just as lucky. My prayers have been with her.

  33. boston02127 says:

    You can tell Teresa went in with a plan. She said there are two reasons they are facing hard times and tried to explain about their finances. Two things that she probably was told to say and most likely memorized. They kept interrupting her and she was getting all confused. LOL It was like throwing a pretend ball to a dog.

    • kats2 says:

      Do you think she was surprised they were tough and didn’t like her or was it all lost on her?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Did she say, “two things are true” and tell Joy to “pay attention, puleeeze!”

      For that, I’d watch.

      • BamaBelle says:

        Me too, Need a Hobby…

        I’m sitting here LMAO because during that dinner finale in season~1, Teresa was telling Danielle that some of what they read HAD to be true, hee-hee. Now that the shoes on the other foot, Teresa is telling us NOT to believe everything we read.

        Oh my-my… Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it-Teresa!

  34. Lovebeth says:

    Amber…Reallife,

    I saw that! Joy did not want to shake her hands like “bitch get out of her” and turned to Bryant. Poor thing it was too painful to watch.

  35. Melanie says:

    What a painful interview! People would be much more sympathetic to Teresa if she would admit the truth (that she and Joe went apesh!t spending money they didn’t have). Does she honestly think people believe her lies? It’s everybody else’s fault that they’re filing bankruptcy? They own 4 apartment buildings, and because of the economy the renters couldn’t pay their rent. She made it sound as if every renter they had bailed on them. LOL

    I’m new here, but so enjoying reading the blogs and comments!

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      Welcome Melanie!

    • Squirrels says:

      Welcome Melanie.

      T certainly must have invented the back pedal. I’d bet that’s how she learned to ride a bicycle as well.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Even spending like a drunken sailor can’t get you into the double digit millions in debt. I think her story about the rentals had some truth in it.

        I wish I had those clothes, hair stylists and and makeup people and I’m not in debt.

        • BamaBelle says:

          Welcome Melanie!

          Even IF all the renters bailed on them-Teresa and Joe should of trimmed their budget and not kept on spending like crazy. I bet those renters who were evicted from their apartments didn’t continue to spend money they didn’t have.

          Joe and Teresa should have never built that house, they couldn’t afford it. I wonder if that was their plan? To go ahead and build the mansion, max all the credit cards, then dump their debt and bankrupt?

      • Melanie says:

        Thank you, Laura and Squirrels!

  36. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet & picture—-http://twitpic.com/2azfc5 – Shooting in east village

    Earlier she tweeted that was shooting for a commercial. It must be a commercial for childrens Easter shoes.

  37. boston02127 says:

    From: Absurd to Sublime—-

    POST-MORTEM She was painful to watch. She tried to blame the low-income tenants in Joe’s East Orange, New Jersey slum buildings because they did not pay their rent. Bryant Gumbel pointed out that Joe turned off the heat and lights. Bryant and Joy Behar were laughing in her face, but she never noticed, she was too busy trying to blame Joe’s business partner, when blaming the tenants didn’t work. She claimed to not know they were in financial trouble. Teresa looked like a deer in headlights. They pointed out that ugly ring Joe gave her for the anniversary. She admitted it was fake and tried to hide it. She stumbled and stammered all the way through. She has to regret going on “The View’, if she realized what happened. Oh my!

  38. boston02127 says:

    Bethenny’s tweet is cute—-RULE: Always stop at a lemonade stand. how cute r these lil skinnygirls? http://ow.ly/i/2Yhe

  39. Amber...Real Wife says:

    I think it is the ultimate cop out for her to say she knew nothing of their finances going downhill. Bullshit! While some may keep their finances separate in marriages, even though she wasn’t the primary breadwinner, she was aware of what was and wasn’t coming in. You don’t go from charging on credit cards and opening lines of credit at furniture stores, to paying everything cash. Not just clothes or a few grand in furniture at Roomstogo but 120k in cash at a local faux Euro-trash furniture store?

    Yeah … she knew.

    She knew he scammed the extra money and gave her some for the furniture. She ran up her credit card bills never intending on paying it off. But alas, the cameras pick up everything. We saw her charge thousands and pay hundreds of thousands. Now she said on the view, Joe’s ex partner is watching the tv show and complaining making the bankruptcy proceedings more difficult. Rightfully so. They are claiming poverty (somewhat) yet seen spending like drunken sailors on leave! They should be denied protection and made to pay every cent.

    By the by, you can dress an ape in silk and it’s still and ape. Therefore, you can put bows on a monkey and its still a monkey, lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig and Teresa on tv and she’s still simian pig trash.

    • kats2 says:

      HA! I’m loving Amber this morning.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It is hard to take responsibility for your finances when some (most) of it comes from IMO illegal sources/obtained under false pretenses. That opens Joe to federal/state taking a much closer look – and no matter what she says, she spent the money!!!!

    • cc in Miami says:

      Aunque el mono se vista de seda, mono se queda.

      (Spanish translation for the monkey in silk)

  40. Melanie says:

    And now she’s tweeting digs at Joy Behar:

    Thank you all for your encouraging tweets. I’m fine. I’m a tough cookie. It takes more than an old comedian to bring me down. 😉

  41. boston02127 says:

    Have a good afternoon everyone. Byeeeeeeeeee, ewww Kelly.

  42. Earring Girl says:

    Tweets from Teresa starting from yesterday to after her appearance on the View –

    Here’s a pic of me and the hilarious (not old) Mario Cantone: http://www.twitpic.com/2b076x ~ Going home to hug my girls! xx
    35 minutes ago via web .

    Thank you all for your encouraging tweets. I’m fine. I’m a tough cookie. It takes more than an old comedian to bring me down. 😉
    36 minutes ago via web .

    Whew! It’s over! I knew The View wasn’t going to be a lovefest, but you gotta take the tough questions sometimes…
    38 minutes ago via web .

    I’m on “The View” live at 11am ET TODAY! I’m not sure when it airs in other time zones, but I’m on today! xx
    about 3 hours ago via web .

    Backstage at @theviewtv Just met Mario Cantone from Sex&theCity. Love him! Wish me luck! xx http://www.twitpic.com/2az96p
    about 3 hours ago via web .

    Don’t forget to watch me on THE VIEW @theviewtv tomorrow, Monday morning on ABC!!!!! Tanti Baci xx
    about 16 hours ago via web

  43. WindyCityWondering says:

    Great blog today Lynn! The whole “book wars” is lost on me – Teresa always says things that are not true/usually easy to prove whether it is true or false/ and makes statements that are manipulatively wishful thinking at best (DWTS). Most people page through, read the notes on the jacket, read other people’s reviews – before they purchase! Most folks buy books they are interested in (author, a series, content) but Teresa, like Jill, tries too hard to get people to purchase their offerings based not on content but on their perceived “celebratty” status!

  44. Earring Girl says:

    Okay had my morning laugh for the day and I am through talking about Teresa:

    http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/08/02/teresa-giudice-my-husband-didnt-tell-me-about-financial-troubles/?cp=2

    • cusi 77 says:

      I’ve just saw TG in “The view”… was she wearing a dress kind of the dress Bethenny wore last time while co-hosting “The View”?

    • MickeyMouth says:

      People is saying it’s the same ring. Interesting.

      Didn’t she say she sells it on her website: http://www.tgfabulicious.com/SearchResults.asp

      There is no yellow ring listed.

      • Laura aka Just done says:

        Mickey,

        You and I are on the same page…just went to the website and saw that it wasn’t listed. Hmmm, interesting

        • sweet pea says:

          I think she said the ring was real. Then Joy touched her bracelet and asked if it was real. T said no but it was on her website.

          Very uncomfortable to watch. Her explanations were lidicrous. I almost felt sorry for her BUT she and her hubby put themselves in this position and deserve to be called out and to make restitution to those they have hurt with their uncaring extravagence. So there. 😉

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      That made me smile. I am glad they didn’t go easy on her like Andy Cohen. I wish he would grow a pair and ask tougher questions.

  45. Earring Girl says:

    Okay I have had my laugh for the day and I am done talking about Teresa today –

    http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/08/02/teresa-giudice-my-husband-didnt-tell-me-about-financial-troubles/?cp=2

  46. @JudithViero says:

    You have no idea about publishing. Amazon rankings mean nothing. Amazon doesn’t report per book sales to NYT list or their own rankings, only 1 per order, so the rankings are skewed. So if you buy 4 of 1 book — like for gifts–Amazon only counts it once. I think T’s book is more likely to get multiple orders than Bs. Also, the NYT best seller list is easily manipulated & regularly so by big publishers like Simon&Sch who need to get return on their big-budget investments like Bethenny ==> http://tinyurl.com/292bcm2

    Only true count is actual number of all books sold, which ppl in publishing can look at on a daily basis. Rob Shuter is right. T outsold B.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      @Judith Viero You have been all over Twitter saying this. You tweeted me on Friday night and I never even discussed Teresa’s book sales on Twitter. Who the hell are you? Do you work for Teresa’s publishing company? You claimed that Bethenny only sold 77,000 copies of “Naturally Thin”. Publishers Weekly reported that Bethenny sold over 100,000 copies of “Naturally Thin” in 2009. She also sold over 100,000 copies of “Skinny Girl Dish” in 2009. Your facts and figures are wrong.

      • Laura aka Just done says:

        @icantstandthetoxicity – you fed the troll! 🙂

        • icantstandthetoxicity says:

          I’m sorry! 😦 . I should have just scrolled past but I recognized the name because she has been tweeting people trying to convince us that Teresa has sold more books. I don’t know why I even bothered to respond because she doesn’t want to accept the truth.

  47. lillybee says:

    Theresa’s tweets this afternoon should be interesting.

  48. Squirrels says:

    Ok. Finally got a gander at the View. The ring T is wearing IS NOT the ring Joe presented to her on their 10th wedding extravaganza. I can visualize the conversation before she came to the set.

    “What ever you do T, don’t wear anything expensive. The trustee will be watching. Wear the fake yellow ring. The color will throw them off and people will assume it’s the same one Joe gave you on your anniversary.”

    Apparently, she got that memo.

    • klmh says:

      Could you tell me where you got to see the ring up close? I’ve been trying to find a better picture and tried to blow it up, but couldn’t determine if it wasn’t the same or not. Just direct me if you would, to a better video or pic of it. Thanks

  49. Olivia says:

    Let’s see if I can get this straight:

    It is not Theresa’s fault that they went bankrupt.
    It is not Danielle’s fault that she was videotaped without consent.
    It is not Trashley’s fault that she was charged with assault.
    It is not Jacqueline’s fault that Trashley is a mess.
    It is not Jill’s fault for being a bitch.
    It is not Kelly’s fault for being a nitwit.
    It is not Ramona’s fault for “telling it like it is”.
    It is not Albie’s fault for failing school.
    It is not Kim G’s fault for pretending to be a friend.

    Is anyone responsible for the things they do, or do they consider us just as dense as they themselves are in believing the crud they put out there by way of excusing inappropriate behavior?

    Missed The Missing Link’s appearance on The View but had I known that Mario Cantone was to be on I may have watched. Love him, hate her.

  50. Olivia says:

    Theresa’s “my husband did not tell me” ranks right up there with “the dog ate my homework” and “the check is in the mail”. Nice try!

    • lillybee says:

      Didn’t Mrs. Curtin say the same?

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Yeah but Lynn C. was such a space cadet, it’s believable.

        With Teresa “I went to business school & I’m smaaart” Giudice, who bragged about having properties in her name, and some of the “curious” stuff in the records with her name attached, eh not so much.

        (If it all really goes south in a really bad way—like beyond bankruptcy—see if she says she not only didn’t know nuttin, she didn’t sign nuttin: “juicy” did all that.)

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Both of these nitwits blame their spending habits on their husbands?! IMO they spent what they pleased and when there was no money to pay the bills they continued to spend in new and creative ways. When the money trained dried up was when they talked to their spouses and found out their spending days were ovah! None of them have an excuse that is acceptable!

          • Need a Hobby says:

            It’s more than just spending habits. And in Lynn’s case more than just her. Teresa makes Lynn look like a miser by comparison. I mean, it’s not like the Curtains were living in a custom made Petit Trianon wannabe with (faux) marble up the wazoo. I may be wrong since OC isn’t one of my favs, didn’t Lynn’s husband buy one of the daughters a new car? I don’t think they were (comparatively) all that well off to begin with, so it didn’t take much to rock that boat and her hubby was trying to keep up appearances…it wasn’t just her. And IIRC Lynn said she she should have been involved in the finances like an adult and taken responsibility, which is more than T will ever say.

            In the Gs’ case, there appears to be a lot of stuff with property, business deals, taking out loans, and more loans, buying more property, etc. Their finances seem to appear a bit more complicated on paper than T’s “the bad economy hurt Juicy’s bidness and then the renters wouldn’t pay their rent and so they stiffed poor Juicy although he didn’t pay the utilities so they were living in the dark like in a slum but that wasn’t his fault, and then his partner the bastard sued to get his lousy $286K back and so it’s all their fault and we’re just the victims of the economy just like so many others, boo hoo.” I don’t think the Gs’ were always dealing in cash because they had a distrust of banks…

  51. moriasheehan says:

    the devil made me do it

  52. kats2 says:

    From the small clip I watched on-line all the co-host on the View were looking at her like she was from another planet and it didn’t seem she had any fans in the audience.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      When Teresa is out of her element she is so not acceptable – wonder if she notices it?

  53. Squirrels says:

    One more observation –

    T said the ex-biz partner is calling the bankruptcy trustee every day, and that is why it is costing them money due to her role on RHONJ. I say, good for him. Do whatever it takes to expose these frauds and get what is owed.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I wonder if this is the same partner where Joe signed his name on the $1 million loan and pocketed the money? I’d be anxious to get some money out of all that if I were him.

      • Squirrels says:

        The very same partner. If I were ripped off to the tune of $386K, I’d be gunning for them, too.

        • moriasheehan says:

          i thought it was 586K?

        • kats2 says:

          Yes, he has every right to go after them any way he can legally to get his money back. The Giudice’s are not good people. I feel bad for him, I hope he comes out and talks more about how they ripped him off. If he’s married his wife should take Teresa’s place on HW’s.

          • Squirrels says:

            That would make T’s hairline recede!

          • Need a Hobby says:

            Eh, the partner has a bit of a spotted business history himself as I recall. This appears to be him: from Fall 1996 NJ Real Estate Commission News:

            “Joseph Mastropole and Best Choice Realty Associates, Inc., real estate brokers, formerly of Clifton, N.J.

            On July 30, 1996, Joseph Mastropole was found guilty of violations of N.J.S.A. 45:15-17(o) (commingling) and N.J.A.C. 11:5-1.12 (failing to maintain trust account records and ledgers and failing to make quarterly reconciliations of his trust accounts.) The Commission’s audit of Best Choice Realty uncovered extensive and continuous churning of escrowed funds, i.e. disbursing funds which were to have been held in trust on transaction C to a party to transaction B, whose funds were previously disbursed to a party to transaction A, etc. In addition, the audit disclosed over $14,000 in shortages in the escrow accounts. Mastropole’s broker’s license was revoked for ten years. After July 1, 1997, he will be eligible to hold a salesperson’s license. However, he must first requalify for same by completing the salesperson pre-licensure education requirement and passing the state license examination. Mr. Mastropole was also fined $20,000, which must be paid before any license is issued.” http://www.njstatelib.org/digit/905/r287/Fall1996.htm

            The guy was in bidness wid Juicy…what kind of a guy do you think would partner with Juicy? And loan him $586,000 cash?

            • Quincy IL says:

              Furniture and clothes cash?

            • Squirrels says:

              Regardless of his own past, I can’t believe he’d sue Joe if he didn’t have a legit claim. Guess the back room negotiations didn’t go well. At least no gun fire was exchanged.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              Joe’s business partner isn’t exactly ethical either – but he wants his money and he wants the trustee to know that (since it could get lost in the $11 million debt). What I don’t understand is how or why anyone would 1)allow anyone to sign their signature on a document and 2) how any lending institution would allow that without a power of attorney, etc!

            • kats2 says:

              No surprise his “partner” has a past. I’d be shocked if he didn’t.

        • Lovebeth says:

          Why not pay off the ex partner quickly and make him go away? Are they not that smart to figure that out? I mean how are they affording the legal fees?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      They filed certain things in their bankruptsy petition – now other things are coming to light that were not claimed and Teresa doesn’t get it – they have to pay whatever portions of the debt the trustee says and that their current and future income is what will pay it!

      • kats2 says:

        Is there any chance that they could be denied the right to file bankruptcy? I would love to see that “fresh start” as scumbag described it taken away.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          They are in bankruptsy – they have a trustee, who is ordering payment. We don’t know if it is Chap 7 or if they got kicked into Chap 13 at this point. What makes this interesting is that the trustee has filed a suit stating they lied about income and assets (normal people don’t hide either). The Guidice’s attorney is trying to get things taken off the table and the trustee is not going there – seems that Teresa wants to keep things/buy things back but the bottomline is satisfying the debt. So now money is coming out of the woodwork to satisfy her materialistic needs…… Question is do they have $11 million in income/assets to satisfy their debt??? And if so, why didn’t they just pay for what they purchased in the first place and avoid bankruptsy (this one is easy, they thought they could get out of paying their debt by filing but that isn’t what is happening!).

  54. This woman is a mess… Small clip from “the view” today… hahahahahahaha man going on TV is just to appealing to some people….

  55. Sha2000 says:

    I’m not a Teresa fan but by no stretch am I a hater of any of these women…it is after all only a tv show & as interesting as it is to read everyone’s observations, it’s only that ; we do not know them or their circumstances personally. Although its obvious now that they lived well above their means & were irresponsible to say the least & yes this type of behavior incurring HUGE debit contributed greatly to the recession we are in (as much as Wall St. greed did & Bush did pushing deregulation, tax cuts for the top 1% & keeping trillions aka/the cost of Iraq off the books-things we should have been concerned with rather than RHONJ) ), BUT I do feel that she is doing what she needs to do by making tanning commercials, etc; she still has to make money to feed her family & no mother should be criticized for earning a living for her kids. Anyway, my opinion.

    • kats2 says:

      No she is not doing what she needs to do and I don’t know how anyone can say she’s doing what she needs to do for her family. It’s not just all about the money. The first thing Teresa and Joe need to do for the sake of their family and specifically their daughters is admit they were wrong. The second thing that needs to happen is they need to correct the way they have raised their daughters and teach them that material things are nice when you can afford them, but there is more to life and a strong honest work ethic is what allows you to buy things you can afford. You don’t take from others and no one is “too pretty to work”.

      Teresa and Joe are criminals. I know what I have watched on the show, read on the blogs and what the court papers state. I’m sick of the excuses and feel they should be locked up or at the very least kicked out of that stupid house to start living a life they can afford.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Yes, they need to admit they were wrong & set an example for their children, but I doubt the will say they were wrong publicly & especially since lawyers & the courts are involved. My point was for those criticizing her for wanting to go on Dancing & the Tanning gig; she needs to feed her family, that’s all…not that they were correct in incurring huge debit.

        • kats2 says:

          I hear ya, but I look at these other gigs as a prize for the fame-ho that she is. If there is proof the paychecks are getting turned over to the people she owes that’s one thing, but I doubt that’s the case. I’m looking for a punishment to fit the crime and all this fame stuff is what added to and created the monster that she is today.

          • Laura aka Just done says:

            @kats, you hit the nail on the head. All her attorney keeps talking about regarding the book is that the deal was signed AFTER filing for bankruptcy, so the profits don’t go toward their debts. That is a big reason why they are trying to challenge whether or not they are able to file for Chapter 7.

            She’s not using anu of this money to pay off previous debts. It’s to continue the lifestyle they have now, nothing more, nothing less. She’s disgusting on so many levels, what is she teaching those children?

          • sweet pea says:

            I totally agree with everything you said. They have hurt others and need to acknowledge that fact. They just want what they want and refuse to admit they did something wrong. This is a horrible message to send to their girls.

      • kit9 says:

        Here here! What you said. And, don’t forget that Teresa also openly bragged on the show that she takes the girls(those little monsters)shopping all the time.

    • boston02127 says:

      I don’t think a one minute, D grade commercial is going to pay the bills, it won’t even make a dent. If Teresa was thinking of her family first, she wouldn’t have financed a fourth child.

    • Squirrels says:

      Don’t get me started on GW’s war mongering.

      Meanwhile, I’m dept free. TY Jesus!

      • Sha2000 says:

        Yeah Kat, she does seem to be looking for fame. Lol squirrels…Btw, anyone seen this, it looks like a new one:

  56. I am going to go smile now.... says:
    • Sha2000 says:

      It was a good question but then Joy dumbed it down by adding “if they weren’t poor why couldn’t they pay the rent” (or something like that). FYI Joy, we nearly had a depression, the middle class were hit hard; if you lose your job sometimes it’s hard to come up with the rent. Weird day for Joy it started with the tirade about the Clinton wedding (why can’t they spend whatever they want on their only daughters wedding?) were I partially agreed w/ Elizabeth & I normally can’t stand her & her dumb opinions.

      • Laura aka Just done says:

        someone needs to tell Joyless the real definition of a slumlord:

        slumlord-a landlord who owns slum buildings, esp. one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges tenants exorbitant rents.

        • Squirrels says:

          ala Wikipedia –

          “In contrast, slumlords do very little maintenance on their property (ordinarily, just enough to meet minimum local requirements for habitability), and in turn offer low rent rates to lure tenants who will not (or cannot) pay high rent (and/or who might not pass background checks should these be required to live in the higher rent areas). Slumlords of this kind typically prosecute many evictions.”

          The only thing missing is the turning off electricity and heat. DOH. I’d love to see the eviction notices that predate the shutdown of utilities necessary to survive.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Best questions were by BG; the should have left the interviewing to him, lol.

        • kats2 says:

          These poor renters (if that is true) is not the reason they could not pay their mortgage, it’s more excuses and lies passed on to other people vs. admitting something like this “Like many other people we bought a house and got tied up in a mortgage that was too much for us to afford.”

          I’m telling you now, even if the economy didn’t tank, they would still be in this situation.

          • I am going to go smile now.... says:

            I totally agree with that one… She could own say we made mistakes that we wont make again.. People would move on.. This nut job is looking for anyone to throw in front of the bus to take the focus off her… Get off my TV and there will be no focus on you…

          • Squirrels says:

            No legit business person would grab the cash and go. Just like honest folk keep an emergency fund, that rent money should always have been put in an account to keep the places running. You can draw off the profit via salary or stipend, but any intelligent person would not deplete it, just because they could.

            The risk of losing your livelihood via the buildings themselves is too great for any law abiding entrepreneur.

            GRIFTERS

        • Squirrels says:

          Ha! Like the witches of East Coast would have allowed that? lol.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      They should have asked the question and then SHUT UP so Teresa could have answered it in her usual style….. she would have really hung herself then. Funny how she doesn’t know what her husband does with their finances but she did know the partner only put up a quarter of the money for an apartment investment property….devil is in the details!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Teresa is unreal. Does she forget all of these items that deal with her bankruptcy?

      -$279k Jersey shore beach home (3 mortgages owe $325k)
      -million dollar Clifton home
      -$200k Lincoln Park home (4 mortgages owe $600k)
      -$104k in credit card debt. $20k going to Neiman Marucs, Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdale’s.
      -Defaulted on the Escalade that did NOT have insurance
      -$12k Garden State Fertility Clinic
      -Joe owes $5 mil on Section 8 housing deals…..only a part of their bankruptcy
      -$85k in home repairs

      That’s not all of it, but that sure is a lot of people getting stiffed. The fact that she cannot take RESPONSIBILITY for any of this is a joke.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Bet they welch on the hospital bills for the baby’s birth too! Seriously, they paid $12K for a baby boy and got a girl – who pays for that?????

  57. LynnNChicago says:

    Does anyone know who @Twittwhisperer is on Twitter? She’s threatening to commit suicide on twitter but no one seems to know who she is

    • kats2 says:

      No sorry I can’t help – that is really sad. Did she contact you directly?

    • Quincy IL says:

      Never take that kind of threat lightly.

      • kats2 says:

        True. Her tweets looks like she is looking for attention and when she gets it, she shuts people down who I think are trying to help. Maybe she needs someone to talk to. If she posts or lurks here I hope she joins in, this place can be a lot of fun and a great escape with great people (if I do say so myself). 🙂

    • MickeyMouth says:

      She follows me, but I don’t know who she is.

      If you normally tweet her keep tweeting words of encouragement.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        We’ve all been trying, she stopped tweeting about 40 min ago, someone has already called 911, all we know is she’s from Ohio

        • MickeyMouth says:

          I found someone in a google search she seems to know. LitSnitch and SassNSauceBBCare already on it. He is trying to contact her by phone now.

        • HD says:

          Wow. I hope that turns out okay. Sometimes you just never know if people are being serious or seeking attention. I guess better safe than sorry.

    • kats2 says:

      She just tweeted the following 5 mins ago. While I don’t what this means, she’s still there. Hopefully she will tweet more.

      @PrezofEarth shut up ill oi.giesns ies understood.om.talking tp madadnnda .i love her sh ia wise.
      5 minutes ago via Touiteur in reply to PrezofEarth

  58. boston02127 says:

    I just Googled the name tweetwhisper.
    Mother of 2 sons who quit talking to me when they realized they cud just text instead. Who gonna check me Boo !? twitter.com/twittwhisperer – Cached

  59. kats2 says:

    On the other hand – I need to take that back, this place might be too much to take. We’re nice but there is a clear line on how we feel, and when you’re on the other side of that line I’m sure there are other sites that would be better.

  60. Squirrels says:

    Rob S. tweets.

    NaughtyNiceRob

    Did @bethenny really just tell housewives of DC to keep kids of show as much as possible after she gave birth on camera! HOWLING!

    oh4foksake

    @NaughtyNiceRob What Rob? No comments on your best girl’s appearance on The View this morning? Too busy hitching up that low brow pony cart?

    • kats2 says:

      There is a difference between infants being on TV vs. older kids and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that is what she was referring to.

      It’s funny how people like him are just sitting around and waiting for Bethenny to say something wrong or something they can twist. Any crumb they can get their hands on to have something to say and try to stay current the relevant.

    • MAMAZ says:

      She didn’t give birth on camera!
      Keeping children off a reality show is sound advice. Showing a baby is one thing, having your children actively participate is another. RHONY shows the kids from time to time but they are never really a part of the storyline. Avery being asked to be Ramona’s MOH was probably the most we saw of a NY housewife’s child all last season. The RHONJ on the other hand have their children featured on the show regularly. Ally Shapiro didn’t get arrested for assault. Avery Singer isn’t involved in a Twitter War and Sea Bensimon isn’t bashing Bethenny on FB. Coincidence? I think not.

  61. boston02127 says:

    Classy tweet from Jacqueline: Go F yourself @rosemarynsage…..blocked! If you don’t like me,don’t follow or follow & shut ur mouth.Only CONSTRUCTIVE critism welcome here

    The more I read her tweets and watch her on TV the more I can’t stand her. I think she’s a horrible mother. She’d gives the tweeter world more of her attention than she does her 2 boys.

    • Noreen says:

      I could not agree more. She is such an idiot. And I think I understand Ashley’s problem with her Mom. J behaves like her older sister more than her mom. These people are a bore!

    • I know, this is what I was commenting on earlier…. I am beginning to tire of all of this. She is out of control—why would she even care enough to respond. I think the fact that she responds like that speaks to a very insecure and disturbed individual. And to think she got the sweetheart editin season 1. Oy!

    • kats2 says:

      Proof of where Ashley gets it from. That kind of lack of control with total strangers is dangerous. She could just block people, she doesn’t have to engage or talk to them. I don’t get how her husband puts up with it.

      We have all said this before – This cast is dangerous to themselves and their families. The way they act and conduct themselves with these strangers who follow them is very scary and it’s not going to end well.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Lack of control is so true. Jacqueline, on a recent episode, was walking behind Ashley and she hit her. She hit Ashley last year in the photo shoot. Do we wonder why Ashley is not bothered when she pulled Danielle’s hair? Ashley is used to this kind of treatment and it’s no big deal to her.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Agreed! She has two young children and one older one who is out of control, yet she twitters excessively! And she wants only constructive critisism…..what she means is say only nice things about her (or she will cuss you out first and then block you!)…..

    • Melanie says:

      I saw that tweet by J.. so, I decided to follow @rosemarynsage. I have no idea who the person is.. but I figured what ever she said to J must have been great. 🙂

      Lynn, I also saw you on Twitter and I’m following you too. I’m Meg1964.

  62. HD says:

    Oh my goodness! Teresa looked so lost on the View! She need not go on any shows. She KNOWS this is going to be the #1 topic of discussion and she failed miserably. She made herself look even worse! If Joe was not paying the utilities for those buildings and taking rent money he is DEAD WRONG! All so she can fly around in a helicopter!

    I did not see it but I read upthread, did she say her engagement ring was FAKE?! I mean for real? Did she really say that?! Then why all the big hoopla over getting a big gift. I don’t believe that! Why was he stressing that gift then? Unless they did all that for TV which makes them look like even bigger losers! My goodness.

    • HD says:

      I didn’t mean engagement ring I meant anniversary gift.

      • Squirrels says:

        The ring she wore on the view IS NOT her aniv. gift. Huge pale yellow thing u can see right through, void of the diamonds around the bezel we all saw despite the chocolate frosting.

    • kats2 says:

      If she did – I called it, do I win a prize?

      • MAMAZ says:

        I didn’t watch The View. I can’t stand that show.
        I can believe that Teresa didn’t know the extent of their debt. Because she didn’t want to know. That’s no excuse. It would be difficult to know all of a spouses business dealings but when you are signing your name to something you’d better find out as much as you can about the document you’re signing. And she knew she was spending enormous sums of money. How about asking “can we really afford this right now?”
        In spite of how much I dislike Teresa I think it was incredibly rude of Joy Behar to call her husband Greasy Joe. Teresa was a guest on her show. It’s fine to ask the tough questions but you should always show respect to a guest in your home. Even if that home is a studio set.

      • lillybee says:

        Me too, I thought the anniversary ring was a topaz from the HSN line. Maybe even Ramona.

        • Squirrels says:

          Even Topaz is an expensive semi-precious stone, particularly at that size. T said it’s costume jewelry. She made a point of it.

          Could it be the real deal is hidden away under some bird feeder?

      • NormaJean says:

        There’s a clip of her being interviewed backstage before the program. The ring she was wearing wasn’t the same ring Joe gave her. She said that that ring was at home, it isn’t the Hope Diamond, and it was what Joe could afford.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO – these women, especially Teresa, lie about their lives because in reality they know they will never achieve either real wealth or success (as judged by a standard that requires higher education, professional careers, financial saavy, etc). So passing fake for real anything is exceptable behavior for them. Their world is very small and allowing them out in the larger arena just makes their fantasy world all the more sad to watch.
      The fake jewelry, furs, faux antique furniture, expensive cars, McMansions – they need those to validate their lives and make them feel like they are wealthy……THEY just don’t GET IT that the majority of people see right through the farce!

  63. This morning there was an exclusive on Radaronline about Danielle going out to dinner with her Girlfriend and celebrating her birthday over the weekend.
    Just yesterday, Teresa Tweeted that they shot from Sept. to April last season, so how did Kim G. give Danielle a Birthday Party after the Brownstone incident?
    I posted a link to the story about the story on my site, but not a direct link to Radaronline, because I’ve heard that when these exclusives are posted, the subject has a deal with Radar, and they get paid for people looking at the story.
    Danielle had a birthday on Season one to, a lunch with Jackie and her girls celebrated with her at home, so how did she act like no one ever celebrated her birthday before anyhow?

    • MAMAZ says:

      Good point HWH. I saw something a week or so ago. Her girls bought her a cake from Buddy The Cake Boss at Carlos Bakery. How many birthdays does this woman have?

  64. kats2 says:

    She’s Ok

    .MadMaddyz @Twilighttwitti @Bravo_Maria it is ok, please, I just spoke with her on the phone. She is ok now.
    16 minutes ago via TwitBird in reply to Twilighttwitti

    Retweeted by Twilighttwitti and 1 other

  65. boston02127 says:

    I wonder how big the apartment buildings are that Teresa and Joe own.

  66. wall St Lady says:

    I certainly don’t think Tacky has been asked to be on DWS. Like Danielle ,Trashy , Tacky is viewed as a villain for stealing and she nor Danielle make for good public relations. & like Mel Gibson & Tiger lost their endorsements for their shady character Tacky would not meet the character standards of DWS
    Don’t stay mad get Glad ! Email the
    Trustee for Tacky & Juicy’s theft of the good merchants & & Dr.s of NJ :
    sywilokattorney@sywilok.com

    LET HIM KNOW
    YOU WILL NOTTOLLERATE this PLANNED
    EXTORTION !!!

  67. Thanks for all the great updates about The View-I had bad insomnia so I was sleeping when it was on today. I don’t dare watch videos on my computer, but I would like to see what she was wearing.
    I thought she was going to co-host like Bethenny did, but she was a guest.

    And I still maintain that Behenny sold more books than her! Does anyone recall if she mentioned anything about that?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      She looked under dressed – bandeau top dress (black and white top with white bottom) and I swear her nipple area was starting to show towards the end of the grilling session. She looked dressed for the beach not a tv show. She sounded confused, she definately used her indoor voice and there was very little smiling or love at the table today! I would give her a D (she showed up so I can’t give her an F) in performance.

      • kats2 says:

        I thought she looked awful. Her face is just not pretty at all. And I’m not being mean just to mean, I just don’t think she has nice facial features.

        • Thanks for the description WCW—I thought she looked stressed on WWHL with Andy a while back.
          For the kind of discussion they had, it sounds like her husband should have been with her?
          I guess that was strategy, so she could blame it on him?
          And yeah, I can imagine how awful it has to be for the people they owe $$ to to watch them flaunt on TV.
          I really don’t want to see them get away with it, but then I think of those cute kids, they really need to grow-up imo.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I don’t know who sold more books at this point in time. But I don’t think it matters. Teresa’s book is a novelty item. It will sell only as long as RHONJ is on TV and Teresa has some fame/notoriety. The Housewives franchise is hot right now but I think it’s burning out.
      Skinnygirl is a brand that stands on it’s outside of RHONY. Bethenny’s products will continue to sell after the Housewives franchise is gone.
      IF Teresa has sold more books than Bethenny so far, which I doubt, she better enjoy it while it lasts. Check back in 6 months or a year. Amazon probably won’t even be carrying Skinny Italian but I bet Skinnygirl will still be selling.

  68. wall St Lady says:

    Just watched the View Or should I say Ouew ! Which was the attitude towards Teresa or YUCK! Anyway when asked about DWTS Trashy said “I can’t comment,” because she HAS Nothing to say about NO INVITATION ! DWTS doesn’t have SECRET invitations ! Trashy is going to get caught in another lie. BUT I did think Tacky looked very pretty.
    Her big mistake was repeatedly saying defensively “I have always lived with in my means.”
    Trashy totally blamed her renters for not paying their rent. Joy asked her if her husband was a slum lord & Trashy said “No our buildings are in East Orange.”
    Its sad Teresa kept referring to all the buildings as “our” like she doesn’t get that they aren’t “ours” anymore.
    Unfortunately Teresa showed not one drop of humility. Sadly I don’t think the future holds much hope for Juicy & Trashy.
    If you won’t acknowledge that you are a part of a problem you can’t be part of the solution.(Scott Peck)

  69. boston02127 says:

    Leave it to Jill to be on a show called Money Rocks.

    Jill’s tweet:
    In green room for fox business new show money rocks with Eric billing on tonight 8pm ch 46 in NYC. http://twitpic.com/2b1o4n

  70. lillybee says:

    If T and J had section 8 tenants, then if the tenant’s income goes down section 8 pays more of the rent. If the tenants were getting section 8, the property needs to be maintained up to standards. If not, the property loses section 8 eligibility.
    I am thinking that no utilities would cause section 8 to be lost and that could explain the lose of rental income.

    • Squirrels says:

      Not to mention the fact that section 8 housing rent gets paid directly to the landlord. It does not pass through the hands of the recipient.

      Bada Bing!

  71. TrueLifeDiva says:

    I feel a teensy weensy bit bad for Teresa. It appears to me that Juicy Joe did coach her for The View and obviouy it went badly. Teresa, OC Lynne, and NeNe are all married to men who are “hustlers”. They all dabble in real estate/construction where financial speculation is the rule. You borrow, invest, and hopefully sell high. These women are used to the highs and lows and expect their hubbies to make things work when they are experiencing a low. Both Teresa’s husband and Lynn’s found the hole too deep this time around and didn’t know how to tell the wife they were in trouble. Teresa kept spending because that’s what she is accustomed to and expected Joe would hustle like always until the economy turned around. There ARE still women out there that expect their husband to rescue them while they act like damsels in distress. I know people like them, the Guidices, Curtins, and Leakes. Teresa’s dirt got put on t.v., she should have done like Dina and quietly backed away. Joe knew and basically patted Teresa on the head like the child she is.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Juicy coach T? Dumb and Dumber? No way….he’s even less coherent that she is.

      PR people & attorneys have told her what to say. She has a public story and that’s what they’re selling. It’s lame but likely sounds much better than the actual reality, or so one might suspect. Wonder if the IRS really is sniffing around as reported.

  72. boston02127 says:

    When Bryant Gumbel was questioning Teresa about money and asked her about building a 10,000 sq ft home. Teresa said, no we added on to our home. What part is her old house? I didn’t think there was a house on that property before.

    • kats2 says:

      My understanding is that house was built from the ground up. But I was trying to remember from S1, did we ever see where she lived before? When did this current house get introduced? I can’t remember, does any one out there know?

      • MAMAZ says:

        We saw her furnishing the new house in S1. They even bought beds for the kids. If they just added on to the house where were they sleeping? On the marble floors?

        • kats2 says:

          Could where they were living before be where the Grandparents are living now? It looks like they have enough land to have a smaller house on the same property. There’s obviously more to the story and maybe Laura will be able to see for herself on the 22nd 🙂

          • Laura aka Just done says:

            I’ll check for you Kats! But I do remember Danielle saying something to the effect of her “old place” and the “linoleum” she had. Does anyone else remember that, it was after the table flipping.

      • Squirrels says:

        Google Earth shows a pic of a home that is not what exists now. Perhaps they bought the land, left up one wall for tax purposes and rebuilt around that.

        Google Earth still has a 3 yr old photo of my house. They don’t update often. They are still trying to span the globe.

        • felony stupid says:

          Completely o/t but RE: google earth…the pic of my house shows my old car in my driveway. Haven’t had that baby in 3 years and when I feel the need to see her again I just google earth my house.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      One of our real NJ housewives explained about the loop hole of leaving one wall from the previous house standing so as to undervalue what is built and also pay less taxes. Guess that is rerenovating Jersey style!

    • They did build the house from scratch technically. But building a house from scratch and adding onto an existing home affects mortgages or taxes (I forget which) differently. So people sometimes pull little scams and claim a house as an addition instead of a whole new house. Under the law you can have as little as one wall of the original structure still standing in order for your new mansion to be considered an “addition”. I’m sure they did something like that with their home and that’s why she has to say “addition” on tv. Judging by the odd boxy shape of the house I assume they built it over an existing foundation. I assume that’s why the garage is on the front of the house.

  73. WindyCityWondering says:

    “I’ve always lived within my means”…..but what we see on RHONJ as Teresa’s “means” would require an annual income ten times what the Guidice’s filed in their bankruptsy at $79,000 annual income. The one thing Teresa doesn’t have is common sense. With 99% of what she purchases for her children and home is not necessary and/or should cost alot less – when you scale it down to their “annual income” of $79,000…..

    If they made their money and invested in risky ways – then the fall was more likely than not to happen. Their continued claims of relatives assisting them with money and now some of the “antiques” in their bankruptsy “really” belong to relatives…..will blow up soon enough as well. Maybe they can all be put in the same cellblock…one big happy family!

  74. boston02127 says:

    I looked on zabasearch.com under Teresa’s name and Joe/Giuseppe’s name for property owned in East Orange, NJ. Nothing showed up.

  75. kats2 says:

    Talk about adding fuel to the fire – Going on the View was a really bad idea. This is just going to make the people already going after them work even harder to prove they are lying.

  76. sydney says:

    Teresa is too stupid to realize how she was being ridiculed by Joy and Bryant (not that I care, as she deserved it). And what dumbass (joe?) thought it would be a good idea to feed her to the media wolves……as if she could answer any question intelligently. Glad someone else noticed the “re-renovate” comment. Does this broad even have a GED? And I thought Paris Hilton was stupid.

    • dumberries says:

      She knew she was being ridiculed. Imo, you could see it on her face and in her body language. Plus, I think she’s used to be treated as ridiculous – she knows it when she sees/hears it. But, she was not smart enough to respond and react with either truthful regret or self-depreciating humor (either of which would have changed the tempo and worked in her favor). When Danielle ridiculed her for bragging about the $5 million Giudice McMansion, Teresa reacted with animal-like defensiveness (just like the moronic table flip). In today’s interview, it looked to me like she really wanted to explode, but she was trapped. I think Teresa believes that very small minority of people who know her and continually tell her she’s funny and cute; she thinks the sun shines out of her butt and she’s untouchable. I suspect reality will be bitch slapping her in the face harder and harder for the next few months. She opened the door to extensive scrutiny of herself and her family, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the current situation is just the tip of the iceberg. She was well aware of their financial woes and the document forgery, imo. But, she simply can’t believe that everyone’s not looking the other way, because after all, she’s so nice, funny and cute. She is the stupidest public figure I’ve seen in years..

      • Sha2000 says:

        “She is the stupidest public figure I’ve seen in years”.

        Nah, Bush earned that title : )

        • dumberries says:

          Lol. I stand corrected. Rephrase: “she is the stupidest tv personality I’ve seen in years”.

          • Sha2000 says:

            That’s better ; }

            • felony stupid says:

              I got the impression that when Joy asked T if JJ is a slumlord that T honestly wasn’t sure what that meant. I don’t get the impression she was stalling for time by repeating “slumlord?” back to Joy.

              I think after her 4min disaster someone informed her exactly what a slumlord is hense her lovely little “old comedian” tweet.

              T is truly truly unedumacated (yeah thats on purpose).

      • Maryla says:

        At one point, Mario said something along the lines of “you’ve opened yourself to that kind of scrutiny”. But I bet the interview was a real eye-opener for Teresa. Andy Cohen has treated her with kid gloves, and now she is out trying to play with the big boys and she got what she deserved. You’re right. She thinks the sun shines out her rear, and that everyone who says something bad about her can just be boxed into the category of “hater.” There isn’t anyone with a legitimate criticism of her. She just falls back on the old, “we are good people.”

        Except they are not.

        I think that Joy is just in the role of housewife curmudgeon. I don’t regularly watch the show, but caught the Bethenny and Teresa segments. It seem to me like she treated Bethenny and Teresa evenly. And by evenly I mean she was bitchy to both. I suppose I’d rather see that than her being mean to one or the other.

        Joys even treatment just made the differences more glaring. Bethenny is so much classier and has the ability to be self-deprecating, while Teresa just squirmed uncomfortably and blamed everyone but the family dog for her predicament.

  77. kats2 says:

    For anyone still interested in the Twittwhisperer situation here are some of the latest tweets.

    On Monday 2nd August 2010, @gingerzarin said:
    reply
    I agree. Thanking God.~>“@mkpeters: Thank GOD. RT @Twilighttwitti: @twittwhisperer has her son there and is calling the police for help. Thank you @MadMaddyz”

    @lvanaNoDrama I.DPMT NEED.THE.CPS.AT.MY HOUSE. THANK U
    11 minutes ago via Touiteur

    Thanx.for.the.concern. been throuh..week i stop i. Now.. leave me alone.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Guess I don’t understand twitter….if someone is having a real life crisis – son is calling police….who would be twittering in a situation like that? Glad she is alright, don’t understand why she was twittering.

  78. boston02127 says:

    I’m trying to find Teresa’s maiden name. There are pic’s here of her early primate years. No name thou. Does anyone know her maiden name?

    http://www.teresagiudice.com/bookwhy.html

  79. sydney says:

    You’re right TRUE LIFE DIVA about Joe, or most likely their attorney, coaching Teresa about what to say. You could tell she was trying very carefully to pronounce the words of her memorized script which were beyond her comprehension. Teresa’s no scholar when it comes to the economy….LOL she’s exhibit A of dumb Jersey Guidos. To blame their BK on tenents not paying their rent would have to mean that every single renter, in all 4 buildings, had to have lost their jobs! NOT!
    I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Joe has pulled some other financial shit, unbeknownst to dumb dumb Teresa, as she’s exactly the kind of woman men like Joe prefer……too dumb to understand their husband’s explanations.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Teresa doesn’t care where Joe gets the money! She doesn’t have to do anything except spend it – that takes no brains (look at the crap she buys and wears). His job is to get money. Her job is to have babies and spend money.

      • Yeah I don’t think Joe *lied* to her exactly
        I think she never asked, or cared.
        I think she just spent spent spent and was hoping that he would figure out a way to cover it all. And he did – with the bankruptcy scam. I’m sure she went crazy on the credit cards knowing they had no intention of paying them.

      • klmh says:

        I agree. I don’t think she wanted to know their financial situation, and really, would it do any good to try to explain it to her? Can you imagine J. explaining their finances with her?
        Im sure she was left in the dark and like Lynn Curtin, it was just too much to explain to a moron…

        • BamaBelle says:

          In tonight’s episode… Teresa KNEW exactly what shape they were in. When she told Christopher she wanted “over the top”, Joe said “make it nice, but don’t make it nice”, right in front of Teresa. In other words, make it look as good as you can-as cheap as you can!

          Joe said he took the checkbook away from Teresa. He told her no more parties! In the last several episodes Teresa has said they were “victims” of the economy like everybody else.

          Teresa Guidice KNEW how bad off they were-but spent money anyway. Now, we can add to the list of extravagant spending, a ridiculous christening wedding-I mean party. And a big fat trip to Italy!

          I didn’t know Joe was arrested with a DUI? Does anybody know all the “juicy details”?

          I’ll save my comments on this freaking disgusting episode for the new blog-but, that Kim Freaking G. is a sorry rotten, piece of CRAP and I’m sick of Caroline saying it’s all Danielle’s fault and not putting the blame where it belongs with that damn back-stabbing Kim G.

          Danielle did not know she was being betrayed by that sorry woman… she didn’t know!

  80. boston02127 says:

    meets saa kaa ! There’s a lot of Giudice’s in NJ. Where’s Digger when I need her?

  81. WindyCityWondering says:

    Got NJ reruns on and in the scene right before Ashley’s hair raising scene – she is two people away from her mom and they clearly saw each other! Right after Ashley pulls Danielle’s hair and exits stage right – Teresa is there forcing her daughter back in the front doors of the building! They should all go to jail on charges of bad acting and committing audience fraudulant behavior.

    I am sooooo glad it is shark week and new episodes are on when RHONJ has tonight’s latest trainwreck.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I mean Jacq is right there grabbing Ashley and forcing her back into the building!

  82. WindyCityWondering says:

    Was intrigued by the Section 8 thread so I called a friend who manages a Section 8 Apartment complex. Tenants must qualify for Section 8 assistance before they are leased an apartment. The “rent” goes straight to the managing company, the tenants never see it. There are also many requirements that have to be met on the owner’s part to qualify and maintain Section 8 status – apartments have to have heat, hot and cold running water, electricity/gas……all must be in working order! SO if Joe & Company were not maintaining the buildings and supplying the utilitites then they would not be getting “rent” monies from the government…..so if in fact the property Teresa was talking about in East Orange were Section 8 buildings it was the government not the tenants who were not paying!!!!

    • Squirrels says:

      That is my understanding as well. Just didn’t know if it differed state to state. Teresa is either the best puppet master’s dummy, or just dumber than dirt.

  83. boston02127 says:

    Ewww & Puke—-Patti Stanger’s mother and the crypt keeper are new BFF’s.

    New BFFs: Gloria (Jill Zarin’s Mom) & my Mom at lunch today. ♡ http://tweetphoto.com/35271297

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      I love the moniker “crypt keeper” for Gloria. She is not a nice woman. And Jill didn’t fall far from the tree….. “I’m not happy!”

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  85. boston02127 says:

    Jeff Lewis house party. Alex & Simon and Patti S.
    http://tweetphoto.com/33747819

  86. Dawn says:

    Must watch. Teresa says she didn’t wear the 10th anniversary ring on the show. Stands up for Ashley. Wow.

  87. Dawn says:

    http://theview.abc.go.com/video/viewtube-teresa-giudice

    Must see. Teresa says the 10th anniversary wasn’t the one she wore on the show. She also defends Ashley’s behavior. Must see!

  88. RileyKitty says:

    There isn’t one redeemable person on NJ. The only person I don’t have an issue with right now is Caroline & only because she has pretty much kept her ass in her own home. (I reserve the right to change my opinion LOL)

    I am appauled by Danielle & continue to be so every episode. As a parent I get being proud of your kids… what I don’t get is when they do something you are proud of claiming the credit for it. So you have a daughter who models & a daughter who likes to write songs (I think the song Jillian sang was sweet for her age but I am not ready to call her talented yet, I am a bitch, I know 😉 ) but Danielle likes to turn that around to reflect on herself. Good parents don’t claim responsibility for all their child’s achievements. (BTW MY son is a straight A student & a great baseball player, I expect cards in the mail congratulating ME for his/my accomplishments. TY!!) I am sure their are fairly remarkable, successful people out there who had less than stellar parenting (Bethenny comes to mind) so Danielle needs to stop patting herself so quickly…. besides these girls aren’t out of their teens yet so who is to say they will end up all that terrific.

    Every time Ashley comes on screen I want to punch her smug little face in, nuff said on that subject.

    I will say I can’t wait for the Danielle/ Kim G smackdown tonight.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Hi RileyKitty—We don’t see you here that often anymore. 😦 I agree with you about Danielle. I think it’s sad for her kids the way she takes credit. Everything revolves around her one way or another.

    • I think she takes credit for her kids like that because she has NOTHING else in her life to feel proud of. She does nothing useful or constructive with her own time and she lives threw them. A lot of parents live vicariously through their children, but because Danielle is Danielle she takes everything a step too far.
      (Throwing a party for herself in honor of her daughters)

    • RileyKitty says:

      Yes!! How could I forget that gem?? “Doesn’t Christine get to decide who she wants to invite?” “Why she won’t be at the party… it is for me!!! I need to show off… err, celebrate her cover & how great it is for MMMEEEEE!!” (paraphrasing, of course)

  89. Thanks for the info Lynn. My sister was just telling me she saw Teresa on the view and that she pretty much made a fool of herself. Said some ring she was wearing was costume jewelry and that she wasn’t that much in debt but said she didn’t know how much debt they did have. What an idiot!

  90. cusi 77 says:

    Boston_ Thanks for the laugh!

  91. cusi 77 says:

    It is just me… or the dress Teresa was wearing this morning in “The View” looks like the one Bethenny was wearing last time she was co- hosting “TV”? (Cheeeeeapest kind of version….)

  92. Capiche says:

    Most. uncomfortable. scene. ever!

  93. boston02127 says:

    From Perez Hilton’s Blog—–
    Real Housewives Of New Jersey Going Off-Broadway!
    We applaud them for doing this for a good cause – but can these ladies act outside of their scripted reality show?! Sources have exclusively told PerezHilton.com that the ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey will be joining the cast of the off-Broadway comedy My Big Gay Italian Wedding for a select number of performances in September 1st!

    Housewives Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, and Caroline Manzo will portray the Wedding Officiater, Toniann Naso, and Angela Pinnunziato!

    Jacqueline’s infuriatingly dense daughter, Ashley Holmes, will portray Connie Scuccifuffio, and Caroline’s daughter Lauren will play Maria Pinnunziato!
    Former castmember Dina Manzo, who produces the play, will be making a special introduction before each of the four perfomances, and says:
    “Just when you thought the hair couldn’t get any higher and the yelling couldn’t get any louder, here come the housewives. Everyone has a so much fun at this show. Audiences laugh out loud, it’s got an important message for everyone and the money raised from the ticket sales for these four performances will benefit such a terrific cause. So when I asked the ladies to be a part of it, they were thrilled to come on board. This is one wedding party you are not going to want to miss!”

    A portion of the proceeds will be going to Marriage Equality New York organization, which supports gay marriage!

    We actually think this is pretty cool! And if they suck, it will probably still be the kind of bad that you have to see for yourself – AKA just like every episode of their reality show! And we’re glad to see that Danielle Staub will not be terrorizing gracing the stage with her sociopathic presence!

  94. Blue Sky says:

    Another appalling party, this one for the christening. T-man wants to show off, such a glitzy party! Declaring bankruptcy didn’t make them even attempt to show that they need to economize. Why? Because in my opinion, they declared bankruptcy as a way to get out of paying their creditors, and it was the perfect way to get away with their scheme. It won’t matter if the properties are foreclosed on since they leveraged the $ out…in my opinion, not saying this is fact.

    They bought apartment buildings in East Orange, in slum areas. In other cases (don’t want to be accused of starting rumors here) the owners “fix them up”, so that they can inflate the appraisal values, then take out even more mortgage money. The rent is being paid by the government – wait that’s taxpayer’s money! – directly to the landlord.

    Boston, I saw a number of LLC’s on the bankruptcy documents. The properties would be held in those names, as “First Ave. LLC” . If someone wants to go to the courthouse in the county where East Orange is, they would be able to look up each property (by address), see how many mortgages are on the property, how many liens have been filed on the properties, and even if the property taxes are being paid. Another thing to check would be the foreclosure list for that county, then look by address of the property. That can be done online; check by the county, then look for the list under “sheriff sale.” This is how someone can grift $11 million, and it is so criminal!

    The reason T-man is saying that her Mcmansion is not in foreclosure is that if they are successful in filing chapter 7 their principle residence will be exempt. Remember, the “family” is helping so it is still possible that they will be able to keep the house. And uh, they “added on” to the existing house, so they just might win this one.

    • Blue Sky says:

      Found the sheriff’s foreclosure list for Essex County, where East Orange is

      http://salesweb.civilview.com/SalesListing.aspx

      • Housewife Hater says:

        Blue Sky, a week or so ago, someone posted the link to the Morris County public information site. They had properties there as well.
        Joe uses the name, “Guiseppe”, sometimes, and sometimes, they reverse Giudice, Guidice. The Morris County records had proerties in Teresa’s name also.(Gorga)

  95. Blue Sky says:

    Found this on you tube, really funny interview from Wendy Williams radio show with Bethenny, it is hilarious!

  96. wall St Lady says:

    Wow Blue Sky I was so impressed with your info. That I sent it to the Trustee for Tacky & Juicy’s theft of the good merchants & & Dr.s of NJ :
    sywilokattorney@sywilok.com His name is John Sywilok
    201 487 9390. He picked up the phone when I called.

  97. Squirrels says:

    Joe is going home? He doesn’t want to see the bill? Are you serious? Could this family be any more transparent?

  98. floridachick says:

    Teresa obviously had a lot of help writing her book. She did steal B’s skinny idea. This uneducated nitwit does not ever have an original thought or idea of her own. Personally, I hope she and her loser husband end up is jail. She’s trash and a poser.

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