I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New Jersey August 17, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Real Housewives of New Jersey       August 17, 2010

We’re getting there, I thought this season would never end, just one more episode then the endless reunions and lost footage episodes and we’re finished with the NJ housewives for another year! 

The second half of this Italy trip was even more chaotic than the first as the show opens, the ship docks in Naples Italy and the pack takes a tour bus around the city.  I can’t imagine why Teresa’s girls are acting out?  Oh wait, they always do, it doesn’t matter what they’re doing.  This is the third or fourth time in the last two episodes that we’ve seen one of these girls lashing out and hitting someone else.  Unless it was edited out, no one even said a word to the kid after hitting her sister. 

Is it just me or does everyone take this hitting thing way to lightly?  What happened to keeping your hands to yourself and not hitting?  That is a basic rule that should be taught to children the minute they can understand what you’re saying to them.  These girls seem inappropriately angry all the time, I’m no child psychiatrist but I don’t think that is normal.  The screaming and crying when they don’t get exactly what they want, when they want it and the lashing out by hitting, is that ok?  Are they really just spoiled or is there something else causing all of this anger?

Teresa managed to show us, once again, just how extremely stupid she is, a bidet?  She can’t even pronounce it?  Then the always classy Juicy Joe adds that it’s like a “douche”.   No, Joe, you’re a douche!  Joe also is sure to announce that it is raining as they settle into their hotel room.  The one thing I will give Teresa credit for, she did seem to try to look on the bright side and turn things positive, she walked into the hotel room raving about how nice it was and all Joe could say was that it is raining outside. 

Joe made the trip worse than it had to be, dragging all of the luggage around then bitching about it as if he just now realized how much luggage his wife brought. 

Teresa’s interviews showed very little sympathy toward Caroline, particularly since we all know now that Caroline was suffering from kidney stones throughout the trip.  I think that just because Caroline was the only one who actually made everyone aware of her impatience with the screaming Giudice brats certainly didn’t mean that all of the others didn’t feel the same way but were polite enough to hide their feelings. Teresa just doesn’t get it, she choses not to discipline her children but everyone else around them suffer the consequences. 

Caroline and Albert settle into their hotel room and seem to get a few minutes of peace and quiet, they seem unimpressed by Joe and Teresa’s parenting skills but really only say that they had a very different style of parenting.  That much, we knew!  It seems that one of Teresa’s girls, Gabriella, had taken a liking to Albert, that was actually cute.  I think that little girl has middle child syndrome.  Her older sister gets plenty of attention and Miliana gets a ton of attention because she screams at the top of her lungs at any given moment but little Gabriella doesn’t seem to get the attention she is craving so it’s no wonder she latched onto Albert. 

Back in the United States, Danielle talks to her daughters about her search for her birth mother and they both seem to be on board with the plan.  Each time I see those girls, I like them more and more.  Christine uses the word “ass” and with one look from her mother corrects it to “butt” while Danielle offers even more suggestions.  It is clear to me that Christine has a really good head on her shoulders and even Jillian who is so obviously shy is a smart little girl.  Maybe much of this is the influence from their father, but you have to give Danielle credit where credit is due. 

More and more I’m feeling sorry for Danielle, even when we watched Chris Laurita and Joe Giudice on the cruise ship discussing Danielle (why?  Who knows?)  Chris talked about how Danielle has no family and no friends and while his point was that it is Danielle who is to blame, it made me think that she really can’t control the fact that she has no family to speak of.  Friends do seem to come and go with her, when she interviewed that Kim G was her “dearest friend” I felt sad for Danielle, we watched as she only just met Kim G that the beginning of the season at her luncheon for Christine’s magazine cover.   I know that Danielle is a wack-a-doodle and clearly she can’t keep friends for a reason, but it still makes me feel a little sad for her. 

Back in Italy and Chris has taken everyone out for pizza as they discuss what it is going to take to actually get to meet Joe and Teresa’s family.  Apparently a long walk up a steep hill is waiting for them and the only one concerned about this is Jacqueline.  Caroline complains that Teresa talks of nothing but this “reunion” that will take place tomorrow and Caroline seems clearly over it. 

The group packs and lugs their suitcases once again onto a bus to head for Joe and Teresa’s family village.  Father of 4 children under 10, Joe is bitching the entire time about how much everything costs, swearing like a truck driver in front of all of those kids!  If it were only his own children hearing his tirade (they’ve probably heard him many times before) it would be one thing but Jacqueline’s children were also on that bus and it was extremely rude and obnoxious, not all that surprising for Joe Giudice! 

This man made everyone on the bus uncomfortable with is rantings and it was completely unnecessary.  Let’s review what he was talking about.  He claimed that he was charged $850 Euros for the room at the hotel and his father was charged $650.  The difference in price is most likely due to the family of 6 as compared to just a couple, however, didn’t Bravo pay for this?  Then Joe goes on to complain about being charged for usage of the mini-bar, first he says he didn’t consume anything in the mini-bar, then says he doesn’t even drink scotch.  (I believe you certainly did drink scotch after your car accident)  Everyone knows those mini-bar prices are exorbitant but Joe wants to go back and kick their ass for the charges.  Next Joe complains about $1,000 euro breakfast that wasn’t even that good! 

All of this leaves a few questions, did Bravo pay for the trip?  Possibly they paid for only the travel expenses and everything else was up to each family.  They may have paid for the hotel but Joe decided to complain anyway.  I would bet, however, that Bravo did not cover the mini-bar and any drinks consumed on the trip.  Possibly they were given a budget and anything over budget would be paid for by each family.  Eating expenses may have been the responsibility of each family.  It’s hard to know but the bottom line is, Joe is a classless Neanderthal! 

Caroline has a laughing fit, one that was long overdue for her on this trip when Joe actually comes out with, “We gotta be civilized”.  Who do you suppose Joe was directing that comment to?  His tacky, loud and obnoxious wife, his spoiled screaming children or himself?  Those are really the only choices!  Jacqueline adds in response to Joe’s ranting, “you eat, you drink, you pay”.  Has Jacqueline met the Giudice family?  No they don’t! 

As they arrive in the town where Teresa and Joe’s parents grew up, we quickly learn that Jacqueline’s fears were not unfounded and half the group had to stay behind because the long steep hike wasn’t going to be possible.  Again, babies are left with grandparents as they had to find a way to kill time while the group trekked up the mountain.  Do you suppose these people just sat on the bus the whole time?  Or are there happening night spots for them to hit while waiting for everyone to return from the family reunion? 

It may have been Bravo’s editing but that climb up the steep paths and stairs seemed pretty long and harsh.  Another reason I’m happy to live in the good old USA!  The group begins to arrive at some family homes and each of them come out to hug and kiss the family and meet the strangers.  I found it odd that no one invited them in, this reunion took place in the streets and outside homes of the families in Italy.  Finally we did see that someone put out a spread of food for the guests, but still it seemed odd to me the way people were just emerging from their homes to greet the visitors from the US but didn’t invite them in.  This wasn’t really a family reunion party as we would know it here, it was more like come on out of your homes and say “hi” to the guests. 

Joe takes the group on a tour of a pig slaughter house and we see him smile and laugh for the very first time on this trip, he must have been happy to be with his own kind again!  Teresa’s kids are whining and crying again, nothing new.   Teresa starts to scream at one of them then holds herself back, softening her screeching voice as she remembers that she’s miked up for the show,  “mommy has heels on” she reminds the kid! 

During all of the revelry we witness almost all of the Housewives being rude, Caroline may have been the exception but Teresa, wanting to introduce a family member to Caroline, grabs Caroline by the arm and says, “Get over here!”  Jacqueline in her infinite wisdom calls all of the parents and grandparents, “old people”.  I’m sure they appreciated that.  Caroline and Jacqueline seemed to sneak into someone’s home after Jacqueline sniffed out more food and sit down to a plate of spaghetti in someone’s home that they did not know.   Jacqueline has two constants all season, her talking about Danielle all the time and her eating just as often!  Did anyone notice whether Jacqueline’s 7-year old son, C.J. made the trip up the mountain?   I don’t remember seeing him in any of the shots but it doesn’t make sense that he would stay back with the others, does it? 

Joe is back to his nasty self walking down the hill, he snaps at his daughters, at his wife and when she asks for an apology, he tells her he’s going to kick her to her uncle’s house across the town.  Did I mention what a class act Joe Giudice is? 

Back down the hill and the group is back together again, we are treated to a view of where Juicy Joe spent the first year of his life and where his parents were married.  Bravo must have really been short of interesting footage to have included so much of this nonsense! 

The final night in Italy and a few of the Italian relatives join the group for dinner.  Everyone is seated and the Giudice family makes a grand entrance looking like they just auditioned for Star Search.  This was a family dinner, not an appearance on Hee-Haw.  I thought the kids chomping gum was really attractive too, didn’t you?  Everyone else just dresses for a normal nice dinner, Teresa looks like she’s ready to appear on the Mommy portion of Toddlers and Tiara’s or possibly she stuffed herself into that pink vinyl looking thing thinking she was going to jump out of a bachelor’s cake?  Teresa thanks everyone for joining them on “their” trip, was this Teresa’s trip?  I think that Teresa feels that the world is hers and everyone else is just visiting her. 

The families are home again and once again, as annoying as they are, Caroline’s boys impressed by offering to make their parents something to eat after their long and exhausting trip! 

A completely different scene meets us at the Giudice home, as the kids continue to scream, ignore their parents and overall act like they are given no discipline. Note to Teresa:  Grandparents typically are not the best disciplinarians so when you leave your children with your parents all the time, and don’t discipline them yourself because you feel guilty for leaving them all the time, this is how your children are going to behave. 

Joe and Teresa crawl into bed, also exhausted and we hear Teresa telling Joe that she loves him over and over until she forces him to return the favor.  Sorry, but if it takes that much effort to get your husband to say that he loves you, maybe you should take another look at your relationship? 

The big finale preview has Carline meeting with Danielle to discuss all of the “craziness” that happened this season, this scripted video is an attempt to explain why on earth Caroline would ever request a meeting with Danielle:


On a final note, thank you Bravo for another Ashley free episode!  There are no words!

Off screen we learn that Joe and Teresa spent Monday, August 16 in court requesting that the judge make some changes to earlier orders.  The auction of their belongings that was scheduled to take place on August 22 has been postponed to October and some of the children’s belongings are taken off the list of items to be sold. 

Some links to the many articles that appeared yesterday regarding the Giudice’s money problems:  as always, thanks to @SassNSauceBBC  for finding the great links!  If you’re on Twitter, follow her!

NorthJersey.com: Judge tries setting a price on fame http://t.co/PiDxw6n

Bankrupt ‘Housewife’ Teresa Giudice’s $60K spending spree http://bit.ly/9GC50d

Real Housewives of NY, Jill Zarin, Speaks About The Real Housewives of New Jersey http://bit.ly/dxZg4V

NJ Housewife Spent $60,000 After Filing Bankruptcy! Auction Of Her Belongings Gets Postponed | RadarOnline.com http://t.co/SBiHpH1

Teresa Spent $60,000 After Filing Bankruptcy http://bit.ly/ahs7H8

‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice bankruptcy sale delayed | NJ.com http://bit.ly/bhKuxb

Real Housewives of New Jersey: Court Delays Giudice Auction http://chicagonow.com/WBI5

Check out “More Bad Decisions in Housewife History: Bankrupt Teresa Giudice Goes on $60,000 Spree” http://bit.ly/d8Vp6U

Don’t forget some of our favs…

The Real(ly) Old Housewives of Manatee County: Updates of Bravo’s …http://bit.ly/d7yeSP


NJ Housewife Spent $60,000 After Filing Bankruptcy! Auction Of Her Belongings Gets Postponed | RadarOnline.com http://t.co/SBiHpH1


Many articles also appeared about Danielle Staub being fired from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.  If we have learned nothing about Bravo’s operation, we know that it doesn’t work like that.  Before the season has completed airing, Bravo hasn’t even thought about casting for next season yet.  (well, maybe they’ve thought of it)  In any case, until a new season of RHONJ has been given the green light, no one can be hired or fired because there are no jobs to be had at this point.  Chances are really good that RHONJ will be picked up for another season as it is the highest rated show on the cable channel, but until it is official, they’re not signing contracts with housewives just yet. 

This “rumor” came from one supposed inside source at Bravo and was given to Life & Style magazine, it was then picked up by dozens of other news outlets making the story even bigger and more believable than it would have been originally.  Danielle basically gave us a “no comment” because that is what she is instructed to do, she doesn’t know if she’ll be back or not at this point but neither does Jacqueline, Caroline or Teresa. 

Another theory: RT @chicagonow: Exclusive: Here’s the Skinny on Danielle leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey and the ‘spin off show’ http://chicagonow.com/yqT7

By the way, don’t bother with Danielle’s blog this week, it is regurgitated from past weeks and simply says the same things, her daughters are doing well, releasing a song and she thanks a whole bunch of people that we don’t know and couldn’t care less about.  The only thing of consequence, was again her no-comment about the rumors of her being fired, Danielle stated:

Due to recent rumors posted today, I’d like to say that I’m not even thinking about Season 3 right now as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me.

Dina Manzo tweeted something interesting yesterday as well. 

DinaManzo:  I didn’t go to Italy because Lexi had school & Tommy had to work I Didn’t want to experience Italy w/out them. I wasn’t filming anymore too!

DinaManzo:  Who knows, maybe they will recast everyone, no one’s talking about season 3 yet anyway. I’m just happy doing my thing right now : )

Dina’s tweets tell us a few things, she hasn’t completely ruled out returning to the show, and confirms that obviously Danielle wasn’t fired since, as we know, no one is talking about Season 3 yet. 

Dina tries to make us think that it was her decision not to go to Italy, when in fact it is obvious that she couldn’t possibly have gone and not been filmed!  Lexi had school?  So did CJ and Gia, one week off of school in exchange for a trip to Italy isn’t a big sacrifice but how could Bravo’s cameras continuously avoid Dina and Lexi during filming this trip?  Dina quit the show, Bravo certainly isn’t going to accommodate her like that!  Bravo wasn’t going to include anyone who wouldn’t agree to being on camera.   Dina Manzo is full of shit! 

Bravotv.com site is a complete mess, the blogs are irratic and it is difficult to find the newest ones, there is no longer a “video” icon to view previews or bonus footage.  Hopefully they’ll get their act together soon.  Here is a video clip preview for next week:

The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Videos – Previews – Meeting the Boss | Bravo TV Official Site http://t.co/je78rYE

Danielle and Danny discuss the meeting that Caroline has requested.  Clearly t his is all just for Bravo’s camera’s.  Caroline wouldn’t have come up with this on her own.  She has been telling the others for months to ignore Danielle, they simply won’t listen to her!  Danny and Danielle seem to think that Caroline is behind the scenes pushing Jacqueline and Teresa to act like fools and harass Danielle, but from everything we’ve seen, Caroline is the sensible one telling them to ignore Danielle. 

A few clips later, we see a bonus clip of Teresa and some of the group in Italy meeting the mayor of her hometown.  Teresa, the genius, says, “it was nice to meet the mayor of Italy”.  Gawd she’s stupid! 

While we did have a wonderful Ashley-free episode, unfortunately she continues to tweet non-stop about Danielle and the show, she has a strange obsession with Heather McDonald who works on the Chelsey Lately show, Ashley tweeted to her several times:

@McDonaldHeather hahaha! oh my god.. don’t think i’m a creep.. but that just made my night.. haha i’m a big fan! i loved when you pretended to be danielle.. i was laughing so hard!..and to answer your question.. danielle kept her extensions!.. didn’t you see her hold the huge ball of it up in her interview? LOL!..ANYWAY.. all is well with me! thank you! -tell chelsea i love her too! ..& guy.. & ross.. & chuy haha .. okay i’m done.. thanks for watching us! Xo

@McDonaldHeather ps- if you follow me on here.. i would be incredibly happy.. haha .. just puttin that out there..

McDonaldHeather i LOVE that you actually watch our show!! you are one of my favorite comedians on the round table!! ❤ haha

Ashley also re-tweeted some of Heather McDonald’s tweets:

At least Danielle could go to Market Basket for a panini since those Woman are in Italy.

Theresa’s custom made dresses for girls were beyond ridiculous!

Hopefully Bravo will give Danielle her own show Guy suggested the title “Danielle Getting Botox?”

Then that were Ashley’s typical tweets that are equally nasty and idiotic:

@_AshleyHolmes:  on a lighter note.. ish.. i got my lip pierced today and my lip is soo swollen that it’s actually starting to scare me #bigmistake

@_AshleyHolmes:  lol ps i have friends.. and NONE of them have ANY connections to danny… even my two asshole ex friends haha — also — i have NEVER been kicked out of ANY school.. and danielle drove me to school ONE TIME (not by choice).. that’s all.. OH -and last time i checked i wasn’t a terrorist haha

@_AshleyHolmes  danielles is just bitter because no one wants her back for season three 🙂

@_AshleyHolmes:  47 years?.. so.. you’ve been looking for her since you were an infant? haha.. really? PUHHH LEAZZZEEE what an asshole haha #realhousewives

We know who the asshole is Ashley…you!

And her big news that no one really cares about:  

@_AshleyHolmes  i’m getting a sparrow… on my arm.. i can’t really explain where… but don’t worry i’ll post pics later 🙂

@_AshleyHolmes  i’m getting my tattoo on the 25th !! 🙂 beyond excited..

Don’t forget!  Just one more day to submit your suggestions for categories for the First Annual Twitter Housewives Awards.  Visit @Followinyoazz on Twitter for details and view her “favorite” tweets to see the categories.  Voting will begin August 18 and the final awards announced August 25! 

Until Next Time……


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557 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New Jersey August 17, 2010

  1. Lovebeth says:

    Bravo is posting some favorable comments on Danielle’s blog.

    • Squirrels says:

      I suspect more smoke and mirrors Lovebeth, as only Bravo can do repeatedly and get away with such drivel. I stopped reading weeks ago.

      • Ellabean says:

        I also never read the Bravo comment boards. Too cumbersome – too much crap to wade thru – lousy commenters. Waste of time.

        This ! is THE go-to blog for HW info – and insight !

  2. Kukulet says:

    Great blog, Lynn!

    This man made everyone on the bus uncomfortable with is rantings and it was completely unnecessary.

    I have to add that there are a lot of ways to travel across Europe and Italy that don’t require a heavy hit on the wallet. It’s nice to stay in luxurious places…but there are a gazillion bed and breakfast inns scattered all around Italy that are fairly inexpensive, have GREAT food, and are comfortable, if not overly ostentatious. It’s hypocritical for Joe to whine because Bravo was paying for it all, but even if Bravo hadn’t been, no one held a gun to any of their heads and forced them to stay in the most overpriced places in the area.

    Point in fact, Joe let his wife run wild while they were bilking everyone in sight, and now that the gravy train has dried up and the courts and creditors are onto their grifting, he’s still letting her run wild, while pretending to play poor to gain audience sympathy. But we all know that these two grifters have likely hidden a large amount of assets from the courts, for one thing, and we all also know that Bravo footed the bill.

    Give it up, Guiseppe. No one’s buying your snake oil.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Be careful when requesting anything without asking the price. I have a friend who has a website. He used dial up two days at a small hotel and was charged 11oo dollars. Shocking, but true. A female friend asked for water. They charged her 20 dollars in a street side cafe.

      I think you have be ask first and then order.

  3. jezzibel says:

    I imagine that the group left at the bottom of the hill made their way to a nice cafe or resturant to have a meal in peace and quiet. Heck I bet they even checked into what ever hotel they were staying at for the evening and then took in the sights at their own pace minus the screaming kids/camera crew and abnoxious adults. I bet they even had more fun on doing stuff on their own.

    • Maxine49 says:

      Jezzibel, they have no nice hotels in that little hole of a town in Southern Italy–god knows where they stayed that night—maybe back in Naples or back on the ship—who knows. This has always been the poor part of Italy, not the industrial North which includes Emilia-Romagna region—the bread basket of Italy, and Tuscany—one of the great wine regions, as well as all the manufacturing regions in Piemonte–Fiat is in Turino, not to mention all the design and fashion businesses in Milan which is in Lombardy. Most everything south of Rome is very poor. That’s why much of the Italian immigration to the US came from these poor Southern Italy towns.

      What I thought was strange was that there were cruises in the winter—it was way too cold for a cruise. If you go on the Costa web site, they do not cruise in the Mediterranean in Dec, Jan or Feb. Something very odd about the whole thing as the ship was practically empty. So when exactly was this cruise—what month? It may have been part of a “repositioning” cruise.

      • jezzibel says:

        wishful thinking on my part. I was about 5 when we went to Italy, I mostly remember touring Pompey&Herculanium, Trajens market in Rome(had a fat ginger cat that wandered around with us) and the alps.

        • From what I could tell, it was basically a 2nd test voyage , or the first “official” one. (the first one was an “inspection”-type sailing in late 2009), Also, everyone on the ship was “comped”, the rest of the passengers were travel agents and travel industry people.
          The ship does 100 day world-wide cruises, and it’s smaller than the major lines like Celebrity, which they use as an advantage to get-through The Panama Canal, or places that are too small for larger vessels to get-through.

  4. Squirrels says:

    Great recap Lynn. Thanks. As to the Bravo clip setting up the “Big Talk” between Caroline and Danielle – At what point will Caroline stop calling Ashley “this child?” She’s an adult, has already moved out and moved back in, has committed battery on a woman, lied about it, laughed about it, showed zero remorse and doesn’t give a rat’s tail about her mother. It may be childlike behavior, but nonetheless Ashley at best is ignorant to the real world or at worst, a legal adult who just doesn’t give a damn.

  5. Squirrels says:

    OT. For those who have been following, Chap 3 is up. Thanks for the pathway Lynn.

  6. Laura aka Just done says:

    Check out the e-mail I just got: http://mytinyurl.net/c1ab95

  7. Tootsie says:

    Are all of you anxiously waiting for a breath of fresh air? No drama for a while, except if Rachel Zoe and Brad get into it. My addled brain needs a rest. Jill is safely put away, the NJ bunch will be gone, Krazy Kelly is dancing with unicorns and gummy bears, LuMan fell of the face of the earth, all’s well with the world.

  8. lrd851 says:

    As usual right on the money.. where i come from those guidice girls have a disease. its called “Nothing a good beating wouldnt cure-itis” and the cure is in the title.

    • Squirrels says:

      Where does a just turned 4 year old learn the phrase, “break your neck?” Things that make you go hmmmmm.

      • mnsue says:

        I’m guessing you know the answer to your question? Her dad? And probably her mom too.

        I’m going out on a limb and saying I think the blame for how those kids act is 100% on their mom and dad.

        I’m sure that’s obvious to everyone but when I read some comments that mention their behavior I think some commenters blame the actual kids too.

        Everyone is entitled to their opinion (of course) but when I see how horrible Teresa and Joe are, combined with how young the kids are I can’t blame the kids.

        NOT the same for teenagers. Parents have less and less influence. Yes Gia is 9 so hopefully she is seeing there are better ways to behave at school BUT
        just imagine Teresa called in to a principal’s office. Remember what a disrespectful bitch she was to the police?

        Today I vote Teresa and Joe the MOST horrible people on the planet. They beat Danielle, Jill, Kelly and Michele Salami

        because they are unleashing all those kids out onto playgrounds, junior highs, parties, our economy…etc.

      • dumberries says:

        It seemed odd to me when Milania screeched about not wanting her mom to “break her neck”. Seemed like she was repeating a warning one of the adults issued to Teresa about wearing those stupid heels to trek around Italy. She looked ridiculous and pretentious the whole time. Everyone else looked practical and comfortable, but not Chewy…

        • Maxine49 says:

          And not to mention that huge fat ass of hers…..the camera couldn’t stay off of it when they were climbing up the hill

  9. Lisa says:

    Ashley is really going through something mentally now. Wow a lip piercing and she’s getting a tattoo. Good job, Jacq. The trip to Italy was awfully bad and what was with that grand entrance with Teresa and her family. I feel for those poor little girls. It’s really sad that she dresses them in big poofy dresses and hairbows. What’s with all the head garment she puts on those kids hair.

    • Squirrels says:

      I think beginning last week, Ashley’s attitude was she hated “all of them.” Who “all” are was not made apparent. She certainly sounds like she’s still up to her old haha tricks, though.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        She tweeted that she hated everyone in the state of New Jersey. And then deleted that remark, IIRC.

    • Maxine49 says:

      Did you see the looks on the faces of the Italian relatives when the curtain opened and T and the kids came through? I was horrified and so were the Italians—those custom outfits were beyond the pale—and all that crap on the baby’s head—OMG, I could hardly look. What a freak show.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Hi, Max..missed you…

        The dresses were more like costumes. I think Teresa may have designed them herself. They may be part of her clothing line.

  10. Squirrels says:

    This twitter just showed up. While I don’t know anything about it, thought it was worth repeating, just in case.


    “Warning: the facebook ‘dislike button’ thing going around is a scam. Don’t dowload it”

  11. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    @Squirrels I am hooked on Big Bro too and its my first time ever watching it. I have no idea why I hadn’t seen it before. Love it!

  12. Thanks for the recap, Lynne. I missed this episode…may continue to miss the reruns. I’ve so over this group–unless they reveal they’re actually introducing “Teresa and the Traveling Tourettes,” Bravo’s newest spin off, featuring a family of loud-mouthed cons with tips on how to scam and irritate people worldwide. To be followed by “Danielle Does New Jersey,” featuring old women showing off their plastic surgery on stripper poles and in porn videos.

    But the RHNJ is the highest rated show on Bravo? Really? Oh my. Maybe I better change my twitter account from WhiteTrashGal to HighClassGal. Compared to these people, I should be giving etiquette lessons to the Queen of England.

    • Kat says:

      Great spin off titles. 😉
      I agree with you. I had hoped Bravo would drop NJ, but ratings apparently outweigh good sense and integrity at Bravo. (cough… Salahis cough…)

  13. VIgirl says:

    Lynn to answer your question yes Jac’s son CJ was there for the journey up the mountain. But unlike Teresa’s kids he is quite and well mannered so it would be easy to miss him.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      CJ even tried to offer candy to the battling Gabriella and Milania on the tour bus.

  14. Quincy IL says:

    No twitter from Danielle in 17 hours.

    Suppose her lawyer are meeting with Bravo lawyers….

    Let’s call Kim G. I bet she knows.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Bet she does! I think she should be the next HW, shes funny!

      found this pictures from the premier party:

      This ones for you Olivia, lol:

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      How can Danielle be fired if the season is over? Fired and not asked back are two different things. Why didn’t they fire Kelly, who IMO should have been booted for her behavior towards castmates and lying about Bravo?

      • Maxine49 says:

        Seriously, what IS the show with Danielle? She’s the only one that is remotely interesting–well as a horrifying psychological spectacle, that is. What are we left with without Danielle? Dina back to rub her cats and gaze into crystal balls? Caroline to cry at the drop of a hat over anything and everything? Kim G—I can’t even look at that old hag. Airhead Jacqueline? Oh, and let’s not forget sex crazed, brain damaged Tman. The only thing I’d actually watch is if they filmed Tman when she catches Joe with his blonde girlfriend….now that would be juicy!

  15. Wall St Lady says:

    I noticed it was mentioned Jo lived in the town they visited the 1st year of his life.
    So he wasn’t born in the USA ? Mayb he is an illegal “alien”. Seriously isn’t he too dumb to ever pass a citizenship test ? He doesn’t know the difference between a “douche” & a toilet. Maybe just thought he didn’t need to report income. Trash a will pray for a bidet in jail where she will have an open view toilet!
    I am ill’s age & probably older than most of u here & very proud of how well I maneuver my bb. But I learn things all the time. So forgive me if I say something elementary. I hit squirrels name & her blog comes up ! Any way I red ch. 3 bring along the kleenex if u cry & laugh at the same time like I do.
    I am back from the dead but should fully recover. Wall St man read me every word for 7 days. He is a saint. PTL !

  16. Olivia says:

    This post made me go “Grrrrrrrrrr!!!”

    Trashley and the repeated “ha ha’s” and a picture of Kim G straddling some guy’s shoulders. Acid reflux feels much better.

    I may still hate Jill Zarin, Teresa makes me sick, Kelly is a blowhard, and Danielle is scum. But for me the “Worst Person in the World” award goes to Kim G., Bravo’s “Tramp of the Year”!

    • Quincy IL says:

      Kim G will probably be in season 3. Bravo is not in charge when it comes to Kim G’s stardom on Bravo.

      I can’t imagine how angry Danielle is right now. I hope she’s not going to harm herself, her children or Dina.

  17. Adgirl says:

    My God, what a group of nimrods.
    Seriously, the huge viewership of this series must be made of completely different people than the NY show.
    I think the Nj audience is some of the same 20 yr olds that watch Jersey Shore and the like. Who else would find all of this low class grunting and screaming entertaining? I could sit at Chucky Cheese for an hour if I wanted to be around wild children and their shrieking idiotic parents.

    I think this show is boring. So glad Lynn is doing the watching for us.

  18. Laura aka Just done says:

    So who does everyone think will cry at this reunion show? Last season it was Caroline…any bets on who it will be this time?

  19. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    One of Teresa’s girls looks so unlike the rest of her sisters – unsure of what funky name this child has. Anyway, the others look like gargoyles while she looks relatively normal even with head ornaments.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      THat is Gabriella – she looks like Joe’s mom. The rest seem to have too much Teresa DNA, especially Milania (which make explain her horrible behavior).

      • Upper WestSide Dude says:

        Just like that Seinfeld episode where they go to the Hamptons and that annoying woman with her ugly baby. Jerry’s remark to Elaine was, “there is too much chlorine in the gene pool”.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Upper WestSide Dude—“the others look like gargoyles” LOL

    • Laurie in Detroit says:

      OMG! My drink just came up out of my nose! Gargoyles… BwaaaahHH!!!

    • While I can appreciate and enjoy your overall humor, I personally don’t think it’s appropriate to attack a child’s appearance.

      I’m not trying to start anything with you. I do enjoy your posts and the posts of others here to the extent that I am comfortable enough to voice my disagreement without fear of starting an argument.

      I just felt it needed to be said 🙂

  20. WindyCityWondering says:

    This morning on WGN news they said Danielle was fired – has anyone confirmed that this means she will not be asked back for another season or why such an announcement would have been made?

    • Kat says:

      I think Bravo’s only comment was that they were focused on the current season right now.
      Makes me about the veracity of the Bravo insider’s “news”.
      This reality stars aren’t above creating their own news, reviews and manipulative rumors. Jill 101.

  21. stlgal says:

    Just wanted to say that Teresa pronounced “bidet” correctly as it is said in Italy. Since they are not commonly found in American bathrooms, I can understand why she pronounced it in Italian as opposed to French.

    Anyone going to comment on the house that she and Joe own but are going to fix up in Sala Cosolina? Did they report this residence in their paperwork?

    • Sha2000 says:

      Doesn’t matter. I Doubt that US bankruptcy courts can seize it.

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      I have to disagree. Teresa did not pronounce bidet correctly in either language. I am 100% italian and spoke Italian until I went to school where I learned English and subsequently learned French in school so I can tell you that Teresa did not pronounce it correctly. She said, “aubahday,” which isnt even remotely close to the word. What Teresa speaks is dialect, it is not Italian, and what she needs is Rosetta Stone to learn what the language actually sounds like.

      It is “Il bidet,” pronounced il bee-day in Italian, and in French it is un bidet.

  22. Sue says:

    Great blog as always. When you wrote that they walked in looking like they were auditioning for Star Search, I was hysterical. I cannot believe those hideous outfits. Teresa and Joe are such horendous parents. Joe’s cursing was out of control. Watching the 2 of them is like watching a train wreck.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I thought they looked like they were little circus performers – all their outfits were inappropriate for traveling, sightseeing or the dinners!

  23. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Anyone want to take bets that Gia will be a cast member on Jersey Shore in Season 10? Snooki should be out of rehab by then. 🙂

  24. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet—what’s the name of the charity where I can donate some school supplies?

    Kelly, Stop acting holier than thou with your donation crap talk. 99 per cent of schools need donations! Are you that out of touch with the real world?

    • Squirrels says:

      In fact Boston, that was big on the news today. Schools are actually asking for cleaning supplies and even toilet paper in order to prevent laying off teachers. Why not get rid of the National Board of Education and give the states their money back, provided it goes directly to schools.

      • ShyAsrai says:


        • Tootsie says:

          Squirrel –

          Atta girl! Truer words were never spoken. The National Board of Education is a sad joke.

      • Squirrels says:

        via Wikipedia – re: US Department of Education.

        “For 2006, the ED discretionary budget was US$56 billion and the mandatory budget contained $23.4 billion. Currently, the budget is $68.6 billion, according to the Dept. of Education website.”

        I don’t know what year, the currently stands for, but it certainly cannot be chump change.

        • Adgirl says:

          Not trying to start trouble here, but my best friend is a 3rd grade teacher here in CA. She just got a raise from $78K to $90k a yr. Did I mention she teaches 3RD grade? Even by CA standards that pretty nice.

  25. MomsThoughts says:

    I have to comment as I read along….

    – Giudice girls strike out and hit each other – of course – the parents taught them to do this – remember the “no lunch until you punch” episode at karate studio?

    -Bidet “We don’t have them in anymore” Hey Juiced Giudices – didnt’ you watch the episode when Danielle was try to sell her house. She HAS to have a bidet. (which probably isn’t a bad idea considering her nasty used up snatch)

    -Teresa re-iterated what we all know: she is selfish. REALLY selfish. She doesn’t care about Caroline. “That’s on her” WAY TO BE A FRIEND. Caroline is sick, but still babysits the trolls from hell…has been stuck with them on a boat then a bus…I would have thrown myself overboard….but Teresa says she doesn’t care if her trolls are bugging the shit out of everyone. Way to parent! She also doesn’t care about old people. “Fuck em if they have to hike up a hill – that’s on them”. And she doesn’t care about Joe – “too bad if he isn’t happy – that’s on him -I ignore him when he gets like this”….yes, Teresa – we see that – you only care about yourself. And trying to pretend you are a sophisticated world traveler. HA HA HA HA

    The rest of the trip was just more of the same – bad behavior by the Giudice’s and watching everyone else suffer. The only nice moment was seeing Caroline with her father. Her father seemed genuinely moved in the moment and that is touching. I am sure we can all relate to that sort of moment with our parents.

    It really comes as no surprise the Manzo children are good to their parents. They are good kids. We see their fun, playful tweets on Twitter – never anything inappropriate. Trashley is always crossing the line on Twitter. Oh, that child. She needs counseling ASAP. Instead I think she got her lip pierced at the mall or something like that (check her tweets)

    Joe Giudice is what we in NJ call a GUIDO. A dumb, loud-mouthed, hot-headed, pumped up (juiced up) Italian. The NYPost reports this exchange outside the courthouse yesterday “After court, Teresa declined to comment on her shopping spree. Hubby Joe — sweating profusely and barely able to contain his temper with media after the hearing — snapped, “None of your business! Back off before I get pissed!” (Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/teresa_wild_spending_spree_wHRfcW25XrucWoPVjaD0nM#ixzz0wtnaciUc)

    You see, these media whores love the press when it translates into book sales and ratings…which means more ca$h for Teresa’s insatiable appetite for gaudy trash. But as soon as the press is not writing happy skinny guido stories – Juiced Joe gets pissy. This should get interesting as the court dates start piling up. Juiced Joe is going to court to appeal the community service for his drunk driving (he is too good to serve his community), they still have to go back to court for the bankruptcy mess, Joe’s former partner is suing them – and I think there are more criminal charges pending. I think Juiced Joe better get used to court houses and media….its only going to get more difficult.

    For the life of me I just can’t figure out who would be a “fan” of theirs. If I were some one who bought that book, it would be in my grill by now.

  26. boston02127 says:

    Why would Bravo fire Danielle? She’s owned up to everything in her past. How did Kelly dodge the firing? She’s more of a loose cannon that Danielle. We may not like Danielle’s ways but she calls a spade a spade.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      got to agree with you Boston! Danielle owns her stuff, Kelly does not. And what about the Guidice’s behavior or Ashley’s? And then there is Jill – who inserted her personal agenda into RHONY regarding Bethenny!
      Danielle didn’t film with the other castwives but Jill TOLD other castwives not to film with Bethenny! How does Danielle end up being “fired” when they have worse behavior left without explanation or consequences…..Bravo needs to get it’s act together or fans will tune out not because of the poor programming but because of it’s actions/inactions.

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      I could see them trying to get away from this “Danielle vs. The World” which has gotten old. Nobody want another season of that for sure. However, the rest of them are so boring. Perhaps they could start a new series like “Grifting Housewives” and feature Teresa, Nene, Lynn, Michaele and any of the other housewives who don’t pay their bills.

  27. MomsThoughts says:

    I love this picture – is she scratching her whoo-ha? Hey, Tree – you might want to try to Bidet to keep that clean – it won’t itch as much.


    • sweet pea says:

      I cannot take this anymore. How stupid are they? No one is that dumb. I work for my money and watch every penny I spend. These people make me sick.

      She looks like she may have gotten crabs from JJ.

    • dumberries says:

      Lol! It does look like she’s got a case of feminine itching going on…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      she is holding the handle of her purse rather awkwardly – but did you check out the ring???

  28. boston02127 says:

    Odd that Kelly would tweet this— I make food faux pas daily. I just “kiss”. Keep it simple stupid. Lol.

    KISS (keep it simple stupid) is an AA saying. I’ve seen the saying on bumber stickers from AA.

    • Ellabean says:

      Well, no, the K.I.S.S. acronym has been around for long time. Maybe AA does use it – but I”ve heard it used all thru my life – school – workplace – etc. There is NO way that KuKu has any or is ready for any AA teachings in her life – that takes humility first – – “an admittance that your were powerless over alcohol…” Step One.

      That said – what the eff is KukuNuts talking about reagrding a “food faux pas daily” – what mistake has Ms. Nimrod made regarding food ? Whah? Did she forget that cold food goes into the refrigerator – you know that large vertical box in the corner of the kitchen.

      • jezzibel says:

        its a common enough saying in the military too

      • Squirrels says:

        Kelly’s food faux pas daily may mean she cheats on her 750 calorie diet, every single day. As usual, she proves to us once again she has no consistency in either her eating habits or her ability to maintain a single idea or hold a complete thought for longer than 30 seconds. It’s why she’s so authentic. She forgets at will any words or promises and trips merrily through the streets safe in her modus operandi, convinced she can change her mind, refuse to acknowledge her own words and tell us how to live our lives. She’s her own Dalai Lama How convenient is that?

        • Quincy IL says:

          Honestly, she told us that she never cooks and she’s giving us recipes. Remember holding up her finger and stating that her children would be that thin?

          I think she’s copying Bethenny. Julie and Bethenny are probably busy doing something with their lives and they don’t care about Kelly’s antics at all.

  29. MomsThoughts says:

    Boy, I bet Joe wishes he had Teresa’s (monkey) hairline….

  30. WindyCityWondering says:

    Did anyone else think Teresa looked silly in her stretch pants and heeled boots going up and down those stairs and waddling around?? I kept thinking wow my feet would be bloody blistered and throbbing with pain….then I thought, it’s Teresa so all the better!

  31. boston02127 says:

    What happen to Ashley’s intern job? She tweeted & bragged about it for a week then never again.

    • dumberries says:

      Someone should her tweet her that question. Doubt Ashley would be getting a visible tat and facial piercing if she was currently working and trying to establish a professional career. Sounds more like she’s trying to get back at her mom for blocking her from the show next season, or something.

      I wish someone would tweet Kelly too and ask her when we will get to watch her online doing the prestigious new editing job she bragged about in the OUT interview a few weeks ago. Maybe Teddy can write down some tips for Kelly on her message board about how to use paper clips, sharpen pencils…

  32. stlgal says:

    My background is very similar to Teresa’s in that both of my parents immigrated from Southern Italy in the late 60s and like Teresa, I grew up speaking Italian as my first language. I was exposed to English for the first time in kindergarten as well.

    This fact does not automatically merit the accusation that my parents entered the U.S. illegally.

    That said, I can say that Teresa was stumbling over her words and not speaking Italian very well.

    But if you have any questions about ethnic traditions I can vouch for whether or not they are authentic to being Italian or an excuse for Teresa to be over-the-top.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Different families with different visions – Caroline’s parents elected not to speak and/or teach Italian to their children with the reason that they wanted to be Americans. My Russian grandmother (first to come over) also did not teach her children for the same reason – but as a grandchild who asked her to teach me and she did! Some first generations don’t want to lose that part of their culture and refuse to learn English even when their children go on to learn it.
      This isn’t a question about being legal/naturalized or illegal it is a family choice as to which language(s) will be learned and spoken.

      • Quincy IL says:

        My husband didn’t speak Farsi, his Iranian native language, to our kids. I think he was tired when he would get home after working long hours and just wanted to be quiet. To teach a child a language is a lot of work.

  33. AZ Girl says:

    OnemoreinBoston commented on yesterday’s blog about Melania possibly having a hearing deficiency. I really think that may be correct. Hearing and sight deficiencies can go undetected until the child is in Kindergarten. That may explain some of her angry behavior. Gabriella really hooked on the Albert and Caroline. Probably knowing instinctively that they were source of stability and discipline.

    • Probably explains why she yells everything too.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      When she smashed Gabriella in the back while she was putting away her clothes during the trip packing scene NO HEARING WAS NECESSARY!
      IMO, Milania’s verbal and social skills are below the average 4 year old because she is not being parented sufficiently during this very critical learning period.

      • julieintexas says:

        I noticed how smart Milania was when Caroline was getting onto her about eating her food. C wasn’t going put up with her attitude and she knew it – that’s why she started asking for her mommie! She can definintely hear and knows when to throw a fit to get her way – but mommie and daddy are to stupid to figure that out! lol!

        • ShyAsrai says:

          on the bus there were two of the Giudice girls kicking and hitting each other, as well.

          i didn’t see which girls.

          poor kids hardly stand a chance.

  34. AZ Girl says:

    Correction “to Albert and Caroline”

  35. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @stlgal, I think the home Teresa was refering to is her parents property and since she “is rich” she feels responsible for its upkeep. I have a co-worker whose elderly DAD owns a lot of real estate (purchased in the 1950’s) that he refers to as “ours” and “mine”. Even though his name is on NONE of it and he never contributed a dime towards the purchases.
    As much as everyone hates Teresa I will always hate Danielle more. She’s bringing guys with guns to her sitdown with Caroline? Who does that? The same chick who brought bodyguards to her meet with Dina, the same chick who brought Hells Angels to a Cancer benefit for a baby. The same chick who held up a handfull of UNUSED HAIR EXTENSIONS and claimed Ashley yanked it out of her head. (I’m a hairdresser, I know the difference!) The same chick who makes multiple sex tapes and shows complete strangers her naked photos kept on her cellphone in total disregard of her daughters embarrassment. Danielle is an emotional vampire. To be her friend you must condone everything she does and offer undying devotion. I hope the “let her go” rumors are true.

  36. AZ Girl says:

    Caroline and her kidney stones. I have never had them but I know they are supposedly very painful. I was under the impression that you should limit your sodium intake when you have them. Is this correct?
    I noticed that Caroline was drinking a lot of soda (probably Diet coke) during the last 2 episodes. Soda contain a large quantity of sodium.

  37. ShyAsrai says:

    Kelly, and any of these wenches with claims to wealth could afford to sponsor an entire school’s need for student supplies, toilet paper or cleaning supplies without having to sacrifice one single beaded gown (or half of one in the case of Kelly).

    Just sayin’….

    • Quincy IL says:

      Did you know that the rich like Jill Zarin or Kelly Bensimon rarely give the same percentage of their income to charity than the lower middle/working class do. I have seen articles stating that people about this. Working people give to their churches, schools, the Salvation Army and the Red Cross to help in times of need. They have less income so the percentage is higher.

      Remember Jill thought that organizing the Creeky Joints gala was enough and she was pushed into giving a check by Ramona. How much did the Countess or Kelly give? I bet they bought their own tickets and very nice designer dresses for the event.

      • ShyAsrai says:

        yeah, i sure do. that’s one reason why i get so steamed when divas like Kelly lecture others about such things.

        i’d like to see her voluntarily view all the HW’s footage and donate a dollar for every mean or nonsensical thing she said or act she did.

        the ONLY thing i like about ‘charity galas’ is that the people staffing the event are kept in jobs.

        • Zoey says:

          I don’t think I can take the charitable head case any more. This is one of her latest tweets. Someone obviously told her that saying ‘zip it’ is rude.

          @H8Yankees zip it is not rude, it clarifies a point. Take care of your body, and enjoy life. No more no less.

          ?????? Planet Kelly. When you say zip it, you want the other person to stop talking. That means shut up, and that is rude. Why can’t she just own it? If she wants to say it, fine, accept that it’s rude as Hell. Ugh this nut case irks me.

  38. MomsThoughts says:

    oh 😦 I wrote a long response to your piece….its not here….did you not like it?

    • boston02127 says:

      @MomsThoughts—sometimes things don’t show up when the blog is full. Lynn was having problems with the blog yesterday. Maybe that’s why you can’t see it. It’s happen to all of us at one time or another.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Moms Thoughts, your post is up now, for some reason it ended up in the spam folder, sometimes links within a post will cause it to do that. I’ve removed it from spam and posted. I don’t read / approve posts, they all post automatically.

  39. Quincy IL says:

    I hope Danielle get work, but I absolutely don’t want her to have a reality show where she manages her daughters’ careers.


    I cringe when I think of Danielle calling her little girl into the hallway to be coaxed into signing before that large crowd. How many children survive those stage mother relationships intact? Few…very few…

    If only we had magic wands so we could fix broken people.

  40. julieintexas says:

    Hey Lynn – I always read your blog but rarely comment – but Teresa and Joe are the most disgusting losers on earth! What pisses me off more than them is Caroline, Dina and Jaq are still defending and making excuses for these CRIMINALS! Thick as Thieves is right – that is exactly what they are – THIEVES! They lie for Joe about his drinking and driving, make excuses for thier bad parenting and now they are willing to overlook how these two morons who have shafted hard working citizens of thier paychecks! I realize that Caroline did not get the whole story about the assault that happened at the country club that Ashley is so proud of and Jaq and Teresa instigated – so I should overlook her meeting that we will be seeing next week with Danielle. Hell no I wont! Caroline has known since last season that Ashley, T, and J have harassed and stalked her on facebook and twitter! They blame Danielle in every episode for their bad behavior. I still don’t get what Danielle has done to them since day one of the show. What was it anyway – oh right I forgot – Dina hated her so everyone has to hate her. She is good at turning people against others if she doesn’t like them (twitter). I thought I saw Danielle desperately trying to be friends with the women whom she’d be filming with for the next couple of years. Dina wasn’t having it while her sister bullied everyone into turning the world against this woman. One question I have is: Since Dina married for money, does that make her a prostitution whore? These people are hypocritical! I actually happen to think that Danielle is a pretty loyal friend and is only trying to find someone that will be loyal to her. Caroline picked the wrong person to bully and try to destroy – she should’ve went with the true lying crook – Teresa Giudice! Caroline and her clan better start doing some cleaning house cause right now because America is not happy with her (plus other bullies) lying and making excuses for Giudice Family! Until then I find her/clan equally disgusting!
    Thanks for letting me rant – cause Bravo posts nada on blogs!

    • dumberries says:

      Nice rant and good points! Last night was the 3rd episode I watched this season – just couldn’t bear to watch after the first episode. I’m glad I tuned it. It was the first time the talking head interviews showed Caroline and Jac questioning T’s behavior and parenting (or lack thereof). Was surprised that T described both Joe and Caroline as being in “funky” moods. Teresa, they aren’t in funky moods, they are fed up and irritated with your selfish, greedy, hairy ass! After spending more than an hour at a time with her, I don’t think Caroline finds her cute and funny anymore. You’re right, we can all see that she’s wearing thin on the others and they should stop pretending otherwise and making excuses. They’ll probably start distancing themselves as the shit really starts to hit the fan for Teresa…

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Personally, I think there is waaaay more to all of this and we just have not seen it on air. Something definitely happened between Danielle and Dina. The reunion tells us as much. Danielle acted like, in this last, episode, that she couldn’t go near the Manzo/Laurita neighborhood yet the other ladies have said that Danielle would pop up at places that they would be at. It’s a small world, but it’s not that small. My dad lived in the next town over and I bumped into him once in 30 years. Danielle having bodyguards go to a casual fundraiser to “protect” her was ludicrous. Danny Pro and Danielle acting the way they did at The Brownstone was uncalled for. There was also that luncheon where she had the two empty spots for Jacq and Dina. Who does that? It was immature and childish.

      I will agree that the whole affair at the fashion show was all the other sides fault. I will also say that Danielle knew exactly what to say to push Teresa’s buttons, which is ok. Teresa became a deranged lunatic. Bad behavior begets bad behavior.

      Both sides love to play the victim. I don’t feel sorry for any of them. They’re all a bunch of horse’s asses.

      • IMJ says:

        Danielle probably has some dirt on Dina and her husband. That would be enough to make Dina hate her. Danielle might know someone that Tommy has slept with.

  41. Butters'Mom says:

    sorry I have to disagree with Boston and WindyCity comments regarding D owning her stuff. In fact she doesn’t. She repeatedly lies/denies facts. She was a pole dancer but didn’t show her tatas, she was an escort but didn’t have sex. Not to mention her non acceptance of her part of the whole “Cop without a badge” stuff. She claims only that she was arrested and changed her name. If you read the court proceedings there was a heck of a lot more. I do agree that Kelly doesn’t own anything. She is completely without self awareness.

    • Quincy IL says:

      I think D lies too. I think that D manipulated behind the scenes and then played the good Catholic card on tv. BTW, going to mass doesn’t make you a good Catholic, it’s how you live every minute of your day.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Oh Danielle lies, is dilusional, paranoid and plays the victim well. Her version of her life is different than the one the other housewives peddle. But when you watch Teresa and Jacq and Ashley lie about what happened at the country club along with their obsession with Danielle – Danielle, with all her flaws, comes off more real than they do, IMHO.

      • julieintexas says:

        Windy – I agree with you! It shouldn’t matter how much hair was pulled out – we all watch Ashley assault Danielle and then all of them lie about it. What is really sick about it is that Trashley is still proud of it. I bet Chris is embarassed after actually seeing the footage months later of his wife and step-daughter acting a fool in that country club and what really went down. Chris is problem is that he keeps blaming D instead of T,J and A!

  42. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @FreeGinger, my point about Danielle and the hair extensions is that the handfull of hair she holds up is a GROSS exaggeration. That was 1/8 of a head of hair. You could grab me by the hair, twist it around your fist, drag me up and down the street and STILL not yank that much hair out! The hair pull looked painfull, don’t get me wrong, but she lost 2-3 plugs at the most. To lose the massive clump she claimed Ashley pulled would have resulted in a baseball sized bald spot and heavy bleeding. She lost my sympathy with her lies.

  43. anniieee says:

    Great blog again as usual Lynn. They moved my room at school, so I don’t have internet and looks like life is busier than usual, so still lurking and far behing. Hope everyone had a great summer and are looking forward to their kids going back to school! I am looking forward to teaching them!! Squirells…heading to read your book.!!

  44. KellitaM says:

    I always enjoy reading all these comments.:)
    One thing I find fascinating about Teresa is that she seems to have the ability to completely detach from reality. It’s like she lives in her own little Teresa World with a huge sense of entitlement. She does whatever she wants, regardless of the consequences. She seems oblivious to any kind of negative response from anyone. (Fingers in ears, singing loudly with Joisey accent “La la la la la!”)
    She must have been raised as a pampered little princess who got whatever she wanted, and married a man who has given her whatever she wants. She probably has never experienced any kind of consequence; someone has always picked up the pieces after her “mess.” She most likely truly believes that she this whole bankruptcy stuff will not really impact her, because things have always worked out her way. Narcissist much??
    That’s my Amateur Psych Analysis at no charge. LOL

    • Squirrels says:

      We all practice arm chair psychoanalysis in here at one time or another. What was telling for me was when in the bus @ Naples, T said when Joe gets in a mood she just ignores him. On the face of it, we all have done that with loved ones. However, could it be how she copes? Joe is under tremendous stress at that point in the game and watching his money hemorrhage out of his own pockets had to be frustrating. To believe T didn’t know the circumstances of the bankruptcy is naive in my opinion. She SIGNED the documents and is in this up to her eyeballs.

      Meanwhile, Joe has proven on national TV he never paid attention when watching Mr. Rogers those many years ago.

      • anniieee says:

        I love your book. What a wonderful thing to share with us. You never know who you may reach and help with your incredible story. Thanks Squirells–I am grateful.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Just think of T-man when you read this-

      Some points from the Profile of the Sociopath
      · Glibness and Superficial Charm
      · Manipulative and Conning : They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate.
      · Grandiose Sense of Self :Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
      · Pathological Lying :Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
      · Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt :A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
      · Shallow Emotions : When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
      · Need for Stimulation: Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal.
      · Callousness/Lack of Empathy:Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
      · Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature: Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
      · Irresponsibility/Unreliability: Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
      · Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle: Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
      · Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility:Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

      • Quincy IL says:

        As I read the list, I thought about Teresa’s behaviors and words. She seemed to fit everyone of these definitions. How does someone become a sociopath? Is it the way they are raised?

        • Kat says:

          I think it’s genetic – chemical. jmo

        • Ellabean says:

          Of course it is how they are raised (perhaps with a bit of chemical issues). Parents teach they children how to ‘feel’ the world (empathy) – by validation , positively reinforcing a child’s “I am-ness”, and by consistency in security m feeling safe to “be”.

          One very brief story:
          There is a prominent politican who shall go unnamed – that when as a 7 year old child, his little sister died (of natural causes). The parents famously never explained this to the 7 year old – they went and played golf instead. Didn’t help the child’s own guilt, confusion, and questions and sense of his own security and teach the that remaining living child how to appropriately process this and ‘feel it’. Thus develop “empathy”. A disconnect. A break between ego and feelings – what is known as not “integrated” – not whole. The future adult’s outside self (personality) then is not connected with the inside adult (feelings). Result: anxiety, dysfunction with inter personal relationships, lack of coping skills, possible addictions to sooth anxieties, and so on…….

          It starts at home.

      • KellitaM says:

        She definitely has the Grandiose Sense of Self thing and Poor Impulse Control down to a science.

        • julieintexas says:

          This is Teresa to the T! Now lets read it again but this time think of TrAshley when u read it! lol! I should feel sorry for Caroline and Jaq – but they made their bed now they can lay in it!

      • klmh says:

        Kelly fits this profile pretty well herself…

        • Tootsie says:

          as does Jill, What the hell! Bravo is giving nothing but a bunch of sickos on the housewives shows.

  45. Ellabean says:

    These charity tweets from Kelly are really insulting on so many levels.

    I ‘d love to see her bombarded by separate tweeters saying the same phrase over and over: What have YOU done for charity TODAY ?

    • anniieee says:

      I really think Kelly has some serious issues, mentally from something and now drugs, BUT Teresa??? She just is useless.

  46. Dwight Schrute says:

    I’m going to attempt to be nonjudgmental and positive on this post which IS difficult giving the cast of characters.

    For informational purposes, nonjudgmental here: A lot of people seem to be comparing what Danielle has done versus what Jill has done in discussing Danielle being “kicked off the show.” I put that last part in quotes because we really don’t know if the report is true. It has also been reported that Danielle has been shopping another reality show around. IF this is true she is probably attempting to shop it to Bravo and to other networks. If is is true I could see the powers that be releasing her from her contract. Another rumor is that Danielle has floated the rumors herself for a potential lawsuit against the remaining cast members.

    As far as Joe’s anger on the bus. I thought part of it was that Joe thought he’d paid for his room and his parents room only to find his father had been billed also.

    Now for the positive. I loved the few shots of Caroline and Chris with their parents. We don’t really see Chris interact with his sisters. I think the two on this show I like the most right now are Chris and Albert. I liked seeing Albert and Caroline finally get a few moments of peace in their hotel room. Finally, even though he’s a young adult I liked Christoper welcoming home his “Mommie”

    • dumberries says:

      Agreed, Chris and Albert seem like genuinely good guys. Neither one of them seems to be thrilled to be on tv, but they’re good sports and bring some sense of normalcy to the show. Also agree about young Christopher – he seems goofy and sweet. I find him much more interesting than the much lauded Albie (who I think is boring and seems less genuine).

  47. OneMoreinBoston says:

    Look, I believe people that have a past that involve gangs/mobs, drugs, abuse, criminal informants, and felony charges often have to have to be able to lie on the fly in order to survive.

    I have said before – Danielle will say and do almost anything when she feels attacked. I call people like this “kitchen sink” fighters, they’ll throw in anything including the kitchen sink if it will help them win the fight or get away from their attacker.

    But when she reflects, Danielle does admit to her mistakes, especially in her talking head appearances. She may manipulate others for sympathy but I have also heard her admit her faults and mistakes.

    Also, I believe Danielle’s claims of sexual abuse. Not from what she says but from the way she behaves. I also believe that she was a stripper, and an escort/prostitute.

    I think she numbed herself to the reality through abusing drugs, coke in particular. I know this from personal experience (no not me…but a close friend) that when caught up in that type of abuse and then abusing themselves with drugs and booze, women have NO IDEA what the hell they’re caught up in.

    @QunicyIL stated “If only we had magic wands so we could fix broken people.” Amen to that sistah-there’s a lot of broken people in the world.

    Maybe that’s why I’m fascinated with Danielle. She’s getting older, and the male attention is getting less and less. She’s beginning to reek of desperation, so what does she do? Finds a new schtick as a lesbian singing “momanger”!

    Sorry- but love her for trying to completely reinvent herself. She finally decided to stop scratching with the turkeys and stretch her wings. My fervent hope for Danielle is that now she will soar with the eagles.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I’d believe she is reinventing herself if she would quit bashing other people and putting their business out there in her rants. One week she is tough as nails and the next she is “light and love” (whatever that is) – so consistancy would be nice. And she lost me totally when she equated her new boobs with a reinvention/starting over…..

  48. Squirrels says:

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…


    Hi Tweet♥s! I’m in LA! I had to come at the last minute for some big press for our show. I’m taping Dr. Phil & George Lopez tomorrow”

    Dr. Phil? You seriously have the guts to go on that show? Man oh man.

  49. Quincy IL says:

    On a lighter note:

    Blueberry Banana Smoothie:

    1/2 c. milk, skim
    1/3 c. nonfat plain yogurt
    1 large banana, frozen
    1/3 c. blueberries, frozen or fresh from Walmart….LOL

    261 calories…. You don’t have to go to Kelly for recipes…. I can cook too… or I can chef too…in Kelly language.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      My kids make fruit smoothies all the time – they use all of those ingredients but have to add vanilla extract for some reason! OMG, I have tastemakers in my house and didn’t know it!

      • jezzibel says:

        HA thats nothing I juiced watermelons last week for a batch of watermelon wine..so just call me the southwest tastetester..beat that tastemaker!!

  50. emt2 says:

    Hi ladies (and gents)! I’ve been mia. My mom is out of the hospital after having suffering a stroke. Things are a bit hectic and I’m doing my best to help out. Its sometimes exhausting, frustrating and I cry a lot in my bathroom. Lol. Also going through then end of an engagement and trying to find a job, new apartment and a new life. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger, right? At least I’m not as dumb as Teresa and annoying as Dina

    You guys make me laugh. Happy birthday Lynn.

    Didn’t catch the Jersey episode but it sounds like I dint miss much. Teresa is getting a dose of karma. That’s why I try to be nice because you never know.

    • Squirrels says:

      So glad to see you pop back in emt2. We have all been concerned and thinking good thoughts for your mother and for you. I have a little experience as I suspect quite a few in here have on facing life changing times. It would be easy to tell you, time is a great leveler and let it go. Truth is time is important, but so, too is taking the time to express our sadness. That is something that helped me. My tears allowed me to be hurt, angry, confused and finally learn to look forward and accept whatever my future would entail. You may not realize it, but you are already on your own road to finding good things. At first they may be small advances, but step by step, you will get there.


    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thanks emt2 for the birthday wishes but more importantly, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through these challenges, yes, this too shall pass! :)xo

    • Kat says:

      Emt2, I wish the best for you and your mom.

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      emt – glad u stopped by. You and your mom have been on my mind and in my prayers. Please know that you’ll get through this difficult time. I used to hate when people would tell me that it would make me stronger, but they were right. My prayers will be with you and your mom. Please stop by to keep us updated.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your mon- I hope she is on the road to recovery. I hope you are on that same road too.
      Just remember one foot in front of the other, you CAN do this.
      Sending you love

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Emt2 – you are part of this community and we care. Please keep us in the loop and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. While I have no words of wisdom – I practice that when in doubt, never doubt yourself!

    • cusi77 says:

      emt2_ Keeping you and your Mom in my prayers…
      Me too I am going through a learning process, here we have Lynn and many, many great people making us laugh, they are Angels in disguise!
      From Oliver Holmes:
      “The great thing in this world
      is not so much where we are,
      but in what direction we are moving”.

      • anniieee says:

        Sending all the angels and saints your way to help ease this heavy load. Take care of yourself as well..and hope all goes well. We have missed you! Prayers to your whole family.

        • viki55 says:

          Dito on the prayers and positive thoughts. So many life changing experiences all at once! I know there is a plan for all things to work for good so hang in there sweetie:)

          • JazzNightOut says:

            All of you here bring tears to my eyes with the amount of love you show to everyone who goes thru hard times. This is a true community of friends. So glad to be around all of you.

    • I’m sorry to hear about your mother and other concerns, I hope it all works out well for you.

  51. BambiBaby22 says:

    I loved the scenery on this episode I can’t wait to get to Italy one day. Saying that, I sure hope Teresa does not release the name of the person that created those outfits for her girls or else someone’s career might be ruined, unless of course it is the local Jr. High’s seventh grade Home Ec class.

  52. Obsessed with RH says:

    Not sure if this has been said but I have to say it for my own sanity. What you heard come out of Juicy and Foreheadless’ mouth last night was NOT Italian. It was DIALECT, a bastardization of the beautiful Italian language. If you noticed, Teresa added a “T” to the name of her family’s town, it is Sala Consilina, Notice, no T in those words, but that genius said Sala Cuntalina (Freudian slip maybe?). As an Italian I have to bring this to others’ attention just so no one thinks that that is what Italian sounds like. It is a beautiful language and that was pretty much as far from it as you can get. She disgusts me and disgraces me that she calls herself Italian. UNICO (Italian-American organization which actually spoke out against the Jersey Shore) should petition to permanently shut Teresa’s mouth if she ever says she is Italian again.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Sounds like she could be coming on board.

    • cusi77 says:

      I think Kim G. is triying too hard to be one of the NJHW… Will she be one for season 3? I don’t think there will be even another season… She is enjoying her 5 minutes…

    • Olivia says:

      OMG! This woman is the absolute pits! She is equal to Danielle in so many ways yet she thinks she is “cute” in describing herself as a “troublemaker”. One of the most self satisfied, treacherous women ever showcased on tv and that includes Jill Zarin along with Danielle Staub.

      She has “weaseled” her way onto this show by devious means and even takes a swipe at Teresa before she has managed to get her contract signed. I loathe Kim G more than I do any of the others just for her deceitful, hypocritical, shameless campaign to be seen.

      She embodies the word “snake” and expects applause for behaving like such a fool. My guess is that Kim G’s backstory will be just as interesting when it finally manages to get out. I can’t tolerate this woman and Bravo will be doing few favors by including this “horror show” onto an already disastrous series.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Equals Danielle? No, that’s a bit harsh considering Kim has done nothing offensive outside of the show. No sordid history so far & no sex tape. Ones past is revealed quickly now with the internet (as we well know here); Kim has been on a few months, if she had a skeleton or two in her closet, I think it would have appeared by now. I also disagree that she weaseled her way on; Bravo filmed her & is editing how many scenes she appears in. I like her & you hate her, she evokes strong reactions from viewers, that’s why I predict she won’t be going away.

        • Sha2000 says:

          PS :I do love your reaction to her Olivia, it’s always fun to read!

          • Olivia says:

            She could be Danielle’s long lost sister!

            Hanging from a pole with her butt checks winking back. Dressing in clothes that are designed for the let’s say, a much younger set?Never far away from the drinks bar. Foul mouthed. Running between tables at the country club carrying tales. Pulling Danielle back into that confrontation with Teresa when Danielle was halfway out the door. (She even manages to describe herself as an “instigator”. How apt!) Pretending to be friends when her whole reason for being was to get in with the Manzos. Stalking Jacqueline. And so forth.

            The last scene at the Portobello validated all along what she is. Either a “poser” willing to demean herself for face time, or a loud mouthed “witchface” with some very serious issues of her own.

            I think when the mask falls off Kim G’s “two faces” none of us will be really all that surprised.

            It will be then sha2000, that you will be begging for my “forgiveness”.

  53. emt2 says:

    Hi ladies (and gents)! I’ve been mia. My mom is out of the hospital after having suffering a stroke. Things are a bit hectic and I’m doing my best to help out. Its sometimes exhausting, frustrating and I cry a lot in my bathroom. Lol. Also going through the end of an engagement and trying to find a job, new apartment and a new life. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger, right? At least I’m not as dumb as Teresa and annoying as Dina

    You guys make me laugh. Happy birthday Lynn.

    Didn’t catch the Jersey episode but it sounds like I dint miss much. Teresa is getting a dose of karma. That’s why I try to be nice because you never know.

  54. Pat Johnson says:

    Uh, oh, speaking of “reality tv”, it is being alleged that Fantasia, who has a reality show on VH1 for some reason, has purportedly “faked” her suicide attempt and then left the hospital, met her “fiance” in the park to discuss their “relationship” while the cameras for the network filmed the event for her series. Admittedly she looked none the worse for wear following this supposed rush to the hospital only 24 hours before, and was in full make up for the cameras. From what was reported, she took a large overdose of aspirin which may or may not have led to having her stomach pumped but because of HIPPA we may never learn the truth.

    Fantasia his being accused of “alienation of affections” by the wife of the “fiance” and is suing her for a large sum.

    Just another day on “reality tv land” that makes one go “oops” when watching these “pretend” dramas staged specifically for the cameras.

    • Squirrels says:

      It is my understanding that if you land in a hospital for a suicide attempt, you are forced by law to go to at least a 3 day in patient treatment. Am I wrong?

      • mel2 says:

        Squirrels, it depends on the jurisdiction and if the hospital believes the person is a danger to himself/herself. Also there is a lot of paper work involved. Some docs can’t be bothered. Trust me. I went through this for 30+ years with my sister who was mentally ill. There was a revolving door…in and out of psyhc units. And eventually she disappeared and is now presumed dead.

        • anniieee says:

          In Fla–they call it the Baker Act and it is 72 hours…or if over a weekend…could be longer….depending on the dr’s schedule and YOUR ability to pay (Insurance will keep you in longer–not your company–the hospital) Have kids from school this has happened to.

        • Squirrels says:

          Geez Mel, that had to be torture for you family.

      • ImaJillHater2 says:

        I believe that is the law in Cali… “5150 hold”?

  55. emt2 says:

    Sorry for the double post!

    I appreciate all the good wishes and prayers. Keep them coming! My mom is now officially blind in one eye feom dibetes induced glaucoma. Not fun at all.

    Can u believe that the moron Teresa spent 60 thousand on furniture and drapes AFTER her bankruptcy? She is like an alien. I don’t understand anything she does or says. So weird! And she is not mother of the year. Discpline, Teresa! I don’t even have kids and I know better. Disappoints me ever time. Oh well, glad I’m smart, at least. I would never parent the way she does and I would never be so finacially irresponsible. Epic fail, Teresa! Epic fail!

  56. Squirrels says:

    BTW, we are in the midst of a heat wave here. Could it be attributed to Teresa’s hair dryer and curling iron? I don’t know, All I do know is the pollution level rose. The sky has been dark brown all day.

  57. Laura aka Just done says:

    Kelly is extra crazy on twitter tonight – so amusing! Is it sick that I am enjoying this? 🙂

    • Olivia says:


      • Laura aka Just done says:

        @Olivia – Yes, it’s sick?

        • Olivia says:

          Just kidding.

          • Laura aka Just done says:

            LOL – having a battle of wits with an unarmed person!

            • anniieee says:

              Somebody is having a good time at the Real Housewives expense…oh and patty skanker…

              Kimgranatell you irrelevant old bitch. why dont u go enter a canasta tournament instead of trying to be on reality tv. #oldhag
              about 2 hours ago via web in reply to Kimgranatell
              .@CarolineManzo visit golds gym while ur in LA u fat bitch.
              about 2 hours ago via web in reply to CarolineManzo
              .@kikilet u need to ligthen up. years a being a mannequin must have turned u into 1.
              about 2 hours ago via web in reply to kikilet
              .@ambermeade u have a very manly face. do u have a cock too?
              about 4 hours ago via web in reply to ambermeade
              .@kikilet lol ok kelly who cares about followers? obviously not me. surprised u can afford internet being u live off child support checks.
              about 4 hours ago via web in reply to kikilet
              .@kikilet models and beef dont belong in the same sentence, u should know that. and not all retired models are thin. look at @tyrabanks
              about 4 hours ago via web .@Bethenny you should send a box of skinnygirl margaritas to @carolinemanzo.
              about 4 hours ago via web in reply to Bethenny
              .@pattistanger bitch please. u cant keep a man. ur advice is worthless. and ur ugly
              about 4 hours ago via web in reply to pattistanger
              .@kikilet thx 4 referring me to that charity. unfortuneately im already involved with a charity that finds work for retired models.
              about 5 hours ago via web in reply to kikilet

  58. stlgal says:

    Dear RH Obsessed:
    Just because someone speaks in a dialect does not necesarily mean that he or she is speaking incorrectly. Many dialects are legitimate languages. While Italian is the official state language, Sicily’s and Southern Italy’s roots can be traced to Spanish and Arabic occupations and thus, their local vocabulary and cuisine (couscous anyone?) reflects this heritage.

    Is someone in Louisiana speaking incorrectly when using local Creole terms? Are signs written in Gaelic in the city of Belfast incorrect? The English had a successful campaign to ban Gaelic as an invalid language as it was not the official language–does that deem the language inauthentic?

    In Indiana locals use the terms “pop” for soft drinks and “hoosier” as an affectionate term for midwesterner. In southern Illinois “soda” is the preferred term for soft drinks and “hoosier” translates to white trash. Who is wrong here?

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      There is nothing wrong with speaking a dialect, however, the phrases/idioms in dialectical versions of Italian are not proper Italian, i.e., in an Italian dictionary for example, and are not technically correct words/pronunciations of the language. That being said, what annoys me is that Teresa says she speaks fluent Italian and I want to point out that what she is speaking is not Italian in its truest form like you WOULD hear in Italy. It is a regional dialect, so I’d prefer her say that what she is speaking is not correct/proper Italian, but Italian as spoken in her town. Also, I want to point out to those that do not speak Italian that what they were hearing is not Italian in its proper form because it is a beautiful language and what you were hearing was the farthest thing from it.

  59. Buffywood says:

    Good Evening Ladies (and Gents)…

    The majority of these people really turn my stomach. The show itself really started out like a traffic accident… It was bad enough that you couldn’t help but watch it; much like you would “rubber neck” to check out the fender bender on the other side of the street. Now it is total carnage; like an overturned bus of orphans that was hit by a group of non-helmet wearing motorcycle riders. It is just too horribly to witness.

    Bravo itself has zero credibility as well. Between the bullshit posts they actually allow on the blogs, Andy’s (well just about everything with Andy), and their recent “editing error” on the RHWDC. I am surprised more of an issue wasn’t made of their admittance of editing in a real DC Metro car for the “police escort”. It makes me wonder what else they are doing behind the screens. I find it to be extremely insulting. As much as I like Bethenny, she should run away as far and as fast as possible from Bravo.

    While I will not be watching any of these shows, I will continue to see what the casts are doing in the real world. I think I am so interested because somehow I need proof that Karma exists. I want to see T living in a small apartment while Joe serves his jail sentence for fraud, forgery, and then tax evasion. I want to see T go to work everyday to try to make a living like the rest of us. I want to see her girls in pre-school so they can learn to behave. I want to see the Salami’s in the same situation, him in jail and her with a “real” job. I want to see Kelly actually BE a mom instead of tweeting about what a great mom she is to her kids that are miles away, which she hasn’t seen for more than a few days straight in weeks, and are apparently being raised by nannies. Of course, this shouldn’t happen until she either gets off drugs or gets therapy; and if neither happens then someone else should come in and bring some consistency to their lives. Oh, and while she is at it I would like to see her actually do something meaningful for a charity, instead of just talking about it. I want to see Bobby file for divorce from Jill and due to a prenup; Jill is forced to get a real job as well. I want to see Ashley have a bad enough experience of some sort that she has an epiphany and realizes what a dumb bitch she is being and on her current path she has no real future.

    I think most everyone here learned so long ago that actions speak louder than words, but yet somehow this simple concept has yet to reach the majority of the housewives on any franchise. God they add just want me to yell (in the best Juicy Joe voice) “Just shut the fuck up already”.

    PS: Happy belated birthday Lynn and thank you for providing a wonderful place for all of us to come and chat. It’s funny, many people claim that those here are haters, jealous, unhappy in their own lives but honestly I think it is the opposite. I really have a great live and in my “real” world I have very little if anything to complain about. Maybe by watching these people and coming here it fulfills some deep need to “bitch” about something.

  60. MickeyMouth says:

    OK – another old one I made when I started a movie poster theme.
    Kelly “Orphan Movie Poster”: http://wp.me/pWaBw-e0

    I have an Alex – Kill Bill movie poster I like, but not finished. I haven’t changed the name Bill yet. If I post do you think Jill will take it seriously and call the police?

  61. jezzibel says:

    @JKHayden1066 ???
    about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to JKHayden1066

    Apparently this is now her standard response to anyone questioning her about her cooking video

  62. Buffywood says:

    Good Evening Ladies (and Gents)…

    The majority of these people really turn my stomach. The show itself really started out like a traffic accident… It was bad enough that you couldn’t help but watch it; much like you would “rubber neck” to check out the fender bender on the other side of the street. Now it is total carnage; like an overturned bus of orphans that was hit by a group of non-helmet wearing motorcycle riders. It is just too horribly to witness.

    Bravo itself has zero credibility as well. Between the bullshit posts they actually allow on the blogs, Andy’s (well just about everything with Andy), and their recent “editing error” on the RHWDC. I am surprised more of an issue wasn’t made of their admittance of editing in a real DC Metro car for the “police escort”. It makes me wonder what else they are doing behind the screens. I find it to be extremely insulting. As much as I like Bethenny, she should run away as far and as fast as possible from Bravo.

    While I will not be watching any of these shows, I will continue to see what the casts are doing in the real world. I think I am so interested because somehow I need proof that Karma exists. I want to see T living in a small apartment while Joe serves his jail sentence for fraud, forgery, and then tax evasion. I want to see T go to work everyday to try to make a living like the rest of us. I want to see her girls in pre-school so they can learn to behave. I want to see the Salami’s in the same situation, him in jail and her with a “real” job. I want to see Kelly actually BE a mom instead of tweeting about what a great mom she is to her kids that are miles away, which she hasn’t seen for more than a few days straight in weeks, and are apparently being raised by nannies. Of course, this shouldn’t happen until she either gets off drugs or gets therapy; and if neither happens then someone else should come in and bring some consistency to their lives. Oh, and while she is at it I would like to see her actually do something meaningful for a charity, instead of just talking about it. I want to see Bobby file for divorce from Jill and due to a prenup; Jill is forced to get a real job as well. I want to see Ashley have a bad enough experience of some sort that she has an epiphany and realizes what a dumb bitch she is being and on her current path she has no real future.

    I think most everyone here learned so long ago that actions speak louder than words, but yet somehow this simple concept has yet to reach the majority of the housewives on any franchise. God they add just want me to yell (in the best Juicy Joe voice) “Just shut the fuck up already”.

    It’s funny, many people claim that those here are haters, jealous, unhappy in their own lives but honestly I think it is the opposite. I really have a great live and in my “real” world I have very little if anything to complain about. Maybe by watching these people it fulfills some deep need to “bitch” about something.

  63. Squirrels says:

    “In Indiana locals use the terms “pop” for soft drinks and “hoosier” as an affectionate term for midwesterner. In southern Illinois “soda” is the preferred term for soft drinks and “hoosier” translates to white trash. Who is wrong here?”

    Frankly, I don’t think either of you are wrong. Although it can be used to define social class, using different words within the same language does not constitute a “dialect” in the traditional sense. This is where I believe Obsessed with RH was going, but I certainly get your point on the issue.

  64. Buffywood says:

    Good Evening Ladies (and Gents)…

    The majority of these people really turn my stomach. The show itself really started out like a traffic accident… It was bad enough that you couldn’t help but watch it; much like you would “rubber neck” to check out the fender bender on the other side of the street. Now it is total carnage; like an overturned bus of orphans that was hit by a group of non-helmet wearing motorcycle riders. It is just too horribly to witness.

    Bravo itself has zero credibility as well. Between the bullshit posts they actually allow on the blogs, Andy’s (well just about everything with Andy), and their recent “editing error” on the RHWDC. I am surprised more of an issue wasn’t made of their admittance of editing in a real DC Metro car for the “police escort”. It makes me wonder what else they are doing behind the screens. I find it to be extremely insulting. As much as I like Bethenny, she should run away as far and as fast as possible from Bravo.

    While I will not be watching any of these shows, I will continue to see what the casts are doing in the real world. I think I am so interested because somehow I need proof that Karma exists. I want to see T living in a small apartment while Joe serves his jail sentence for fraud, forgery, and then tax evasion. I want to see T go to work everyday to try to make a living like the rest of us. I want to see her girls in pre-school so they can learn to behave. I want to see the Salami’s in the same situation, him in jail and her with a “real” job. I want to see Kelly actually BE a mom instead of tweeting about what a great mom she is to her kids that are miles away, which she hasn’t seen for more than a few days straight in weeks, and are apparently being raised by nannies. Of course, this shouldn’t happen until she either gets off drugs or gets therapy; and if neither happens then someone else should come in and bring some consistency to their lives. Oh, and while she is at it I would like to see her actually do something meaningful for a charity, instead of just talking about it. I want to see Bobby file for divorce from Jill and due to a prenup; Jill is forced to get a real job as well. I want to see Ashley have a bad enough experience of some sort that she has an epiphany and realizes what a dumb bitch she is being and on her current path she has no real future.

    I think most everyone here learned so long ago that actions speak louder than words, but yet somehow this simple concept has yet to reach the majority of the housewives on any franchise. God they add just want me to yell (in the best Juicy Joe voice) “Just shut the f#ck up already”.

    It’s funny, many people claim that those here are haters, jealous, unhappy in their own lives but honestly I think it is the opposite. I really have a great live and in my “real” world I have very little if anything to complain about. Maybe by watching these people it fulfills some deep need to “bitch” about something.

  65. Kelly_Has_Big _shoulders says:

    Ok I just saw last nights episode of NJ show. OMG you guys were right those poor girls how awful those dresses.

  66. Kelly_Has_Big _shoulders says:

    Glad your back emt2. Sending positive thoughts your way.

  67. anniieee says:

    Gawd…bedtime…school tomorrow. Night all..sweet dreams.

  68. Lovebeth says:

    I just finished watching Flipping Out, watched Rachel Joe’s Project for 10 mins and could not bear to watch any longer. Not fun like past seasons.

  69. Could Rachel & Brad be even more superficial? Acting like it’s going to be the end of the world if the Haitians don’t get a fashion show, Rachel expecting Brad to have already fixed problems he couldn’t possibly have been responsible for, claiming they’ll be exiled from NY Fashion Week if they f-up Naomi Campbell’s fashion show, not calling Naomi when they needed the big guns to get shoes & outfits…holy cow, train wreck!

  70. Olivia says:

    Teresa begins her introduction each week by stating that everyone is “jealous”. Of what?

    Her husband is a short, squat Alley Oop clone who throws pizzas over his head to pay his court and lawyer fees. Her kids are unruly and completely unlikable. Her home is in foreclosure because they could not pay their bills. Her clothes, though costly, are better suited for Vegas showgirl wear. She has no style, can barely articulate, and her forehead meets her hairline like low tide. What’s to be jealous of here?

    The same with Kelly. What are we supposed to be jealous of? She is built like a mack truck, her skin is orange, her inarticulation is laughable, her grasp on reality is tenuous, she has no friends to speak of, no one seems to be wanting to date her, and her cultural references are non existent. She seems to live in a world of her own.

    These two are actually quite delusional.

  71. stlgal says:

    Wait a minute, are Texans not Americans because of their strong twang? Are Bostonians not Americans because of their nasal pronunciations of certain words, say “office” or “on.”

    Variations in dialects do not necessarily reflect social strata or education level.

    Let us not overlook that New Englanders pronounce words quite differently than say, the residents of North Dakota, California or Oklahoma. In a greater scope, we Americans pronounce words differently but have a shared vocabulary as our British

    Are we Americans speaking a dialect or an inferior language because our inflections differ from that of Mother England?

    Teresa is not my favorite person but let us not bash the local population for speaking their regional tongue. No Teresa does not speak Italiian with a Tuscan air. Teresa speaks Italian as she was taught by her parents. And just as Hawaiians are Americans, Southern Italians are 100 percent Italian.

    • Squirrels says:

      Are you asking me stlgal? If so, I clearly stated from the get go, I did not believe either of you were wrong. It is an interpretation of the word dialect.

      BTW, I was born and raised in Mass. and I do know how to say the word on. Car? that’s a different subject.

    • Quincy IL says:

      People do look down on others for their “twangs.” East Coast/Manhattanites looked down on Bush II because he had a real Texan accent. The media did too.

      • Buffywood says:

        When I graduated high school outside of Philadelphia I was headed to a college down South. My father had a little discussion about being careful not to pick up the southern accent. He said “Right or wrong people in the northeast perceive those with southern accents as being slow”, and in hindsight I believe he was right. The important term here is “perceive”.

        • sweet pea says:

          That’s exactly how I got my nickname “Sweet Pea”. I grew up in Charleston, SC (still the home of my heart) and then moved up North. Still have and am proud of the accent.

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      It’s not a function of Teresa pronouncing words differently. The issue is that she isn’t even saying the words at all. She is leaving off letters and recreating the actual word, for example, when asking someone to come over here, the proper phrase in Italian is Veni qui. Teresa, in her dialect says Vena ka. (I’m purposely misspelling these phrases so you can see/hear the difference). Another example is the bidet nonsense. It is “Il bidet” and she said “aubahday.” It’s not that she is mispronouncing, but she is bastardizing the original language. Big difference.

  72. MickeyMouth says:

    Off to bed everyone have a safe evening!

  73. Dani says:

    Lovebeth I agree with you about the Rachel Zoe Project. She has a 10 word vocabulary. I miss Taylor not that she didn’t bitch all of the time but at least it showed a real side of the fashion world. Rachel is just to fake for me to enjoy the show. Now Flipping Out, I love as I think that Jeff is a kick.

  74. error404 says:

    Thanks Lynn! I knew I’d get the Danielle scoop here!

    Why would they fire her? They’d have no show without her!

  75. error404 says:

    BTW, did anyone notice that Rachel Zoe made it thru an entire episode without mentioning Taylor once? Shocking!!! LOL

    • Squirrels says:

      I watched one episode. The one with Demi Moore because I loved the photo shoot props, etc. shown in the teasers. Zoe bored me to death. Her lack of a grasp on the english language sent me to sleep. Self importance does not always translate to good TV. But that’s just me playing the snob. Why can’t I get paid for being a self serving bitch? I’d work it like a Rockette. Life is so unfair I tell ya.

      • Zoey says:

        What’s scary, is her contemplating becoming a mother! The way she freaks out over an earring or a shoe not being right, and everything is a fashion ‘disaster’ every 5 minutes, can you imagine her with a child???

    • She was probably too worked up over-reacting to the model who was in Haiti during the earthquake. He was very matter-of-fact about his experience & Rachel could barely keep herself from getting the vapors. Then she & Brad had to gush about how they couldn’t possibly have handled the earthquake, they’re not that strong, blah blah…..they’d probably keel over & die if they broke a nail or something.

      That or she didn’t want to admit she was in the jam she was in because (dum dum DUUUUMMMMM) Taylor wasn’t around to keep everyone in touch with reality.

      • Zoey says:

        Then she and Brad went in to the next room to recap the Haiti conversation, and it was aaaallll about her! She is so immature and self-absorbed, though not in a mean way like Kelly, it’s hard to see how she functions as an adult.

        I did get a glimpse of a more normal Rachel when she interacted with Gwen Stefani, like it was a girlfriend relationship, although maybe one-sided.

  76. dumberries says:

    Olivia and Sha2000 – your running banter on your differing opinions of Kim G is much more interesting than Kim G! Too funny. Thanks for the smiles – needed them today.

    Nite all…

  77. mnsue says:

    someone posted this on gawker. very funny. way to go Mindgrapes

    How the Giudice Stole Christmas:

    On a charter bus in Naples, there sat Joe,
    He was angry. The debt started to grow,
    It didn’t make sense. His wife was so merry,
    “Happy wife, happy life?” No, not very!
    He looked at the hotel bill, Joe popped his eyes,
    Then he shook. What he saw was a shocking surprise!
    Every Giudice in Naples, the tall and the small,
    Was eating and drinking, no worries at all!
    He hadn’t stopped bankruptcy from coming. It came!
    Somehow or other, it came just the same.
    Teresa, who loved her big burly Joe,
    Stood puzzling and puzzling, “How could it be so?
    What of my diamonds, of which I do brag?
    What of my tacky and large Chanel bags?”
    Joe was puzzled three hours till his puzzler was sore.
    Then he thought of something he hadn’t before:
    “Maybe happiness doesn’t come from a store!
    Maybe happiness means a little bit more.”
    And what happened then? Well, in Naples they say,
    That Teresa’s forehead grew three sizes that day!
    And the minute Joe’s wallet didn’t feel quite so tight,
    He whizzed by much like in his truck that one night.
    Yet he kept right on spending; his wife is a beast.
    An auction and court date are coming up, to say the least!

    • Squirrels says:

      That’s a keeper. Well done to the author. Xmas in the New Jersey State Prison is right around the corner. Trenton I believe… Ok, I meant I hope. Allegedly I hope.


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    • dumberries says:

      She must really miss her Vegas days; throwing back a few and dancing on the tables. Good times, good times….

      • felony stupid says:

        So proud. The lip pierced, tattooed apple didn’t fall far from the drunkin party tree.

  79. Anitabee says:


    Look guys — Ms. Kelly found herself an admirer. I mean he’s no Jason Hoppy but he obviously recognizes her from Playboy spread. You can tell from her goofy (cray-cray) look on her face that she relishes the attention…


    • Squirrels says:

      Chit Anitabee – First off, he looked pretty normal to me, ergo, not Kelly’s type. Second, will that woman ever learn to freaking brush her hair?

      I think the man behind her was trying to get her to wear his cap. Even regular men have more fashion sense than that steam roller of taste.

    • dumberries says:

      That guy is totally funny -trying so hard to stay in the picture! Kelly’s so self-absorbed, it doesn’t look like she’s aware that there’s anyone else around. It’s just Kelly and the camera person in la la land…

  80. temporarilyme says:

    I thought it was interesting that Theresa referred to owning the home in Italy that her parents lived in. Wonder if her bankruptcy lawyer is aware that she admitted on national TV to owning even MORE property.
    The shopping trip after declaring bankruptcy was to spend it so that the trustee lawyers couldn’t freeze their liquid assets. So it’s better to buy gaudy things than to TRY to pay back some of your debts? Is that the lesson there? Put your $11 million debt on tax payer’s backs while you go blow more money than a lot of people make in a year so that you DON’T have to pay back any debts. That makes perfect sense.
    The more I learn about Theresa and Joe and their behavior and dishonesty the more disgusted I am at Bravo for not yanking these nimrods off the show.

    • Quincy IL says:

      It is possible that Joe was moving funds to Italy for safe keeping. Joe and Teresa don’t appear to have moral compasses.

    • To be fair to Chewbacca (and believe me it pains me to do this), it’s fairly common in Europe (ok, Spain, where I’ve actually seen this happen, so it’s not a stretch that it would happen in Italy too), for people to say they “own” a house when it’s really a house that is in the family somehow, but possibly owned by another relative (say, one still living in that town, as opposed to those who have moved to larger cities or the US). Title to some properties is so screwed up & impossible to untangle that many times, the properties are left to just go to ruin & whoever ends up “owning” it builds a newer house right next to the old one.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Besides that, a US Bankruptcy judge might not have power to seize property in that country. Even here in Florida, your home cannot be seized (except if you are in default of course) due bankruptcy, it depends on *where* the property IS as far as the law would apply, in this case Italian law.

    • dumberries says:

      Chewy is a braggart and a liar. She probably doesn’t legally own the property, but some family member won’t object is she wants to fix it up. Recall her irate insistence that her house wasn’t in foreclosure and was worth $5 MILLION dollars. None of the estimates we’ve read about come anywhere near $5 mil. Sadly, through mismanagement and bad taste, I believe they may have pissed away nearly $5 mil to create a house worth $1.8 million.

      • Sha2000 says:

        “I believe they may have pissed away nearly $5 mil to create a house worth $1.8 million.”

        That combined with the fact that the housing bubble burst, every home is worth less now.

    • sweet pea says:

      @temporarilyme I LOVE your name!

  81. Dawn says:

    I stopped watching Dr. Phil a long time ago. The fact that he’s having Teresa on his show just confirms to me that he’s grasping at straws in the ratings game (as he has been for a long time without positive results). His show took a turn for the worse when we remodeled the set and started going after celebrities bookings (a la Britney Spears). I believe that he will treat her with kid gloves. I’ll wait to hear how that show plays out from reading about it. I hope his ratings continue to tank and I hope that I’m wrong about the “pass” that I believe he is going to give her.

  82. Quincy IL says:

    Why do I feel so badly that Danielle got the ax? I don’t like her. I know she is sick. She had all of the money in the world at one point and enjoyed spending it, riding in private jets, and being Mrs. Tom Staub. She lost Tom to a younger, beautiful woman who in many ways was a Danielle look alike. She lost her free spending life and probably went crazy with affairs. She had no regard for the wives of the men that she used. Yet, I have this feeling that Danielle is a wounded bird trying to survive. Of course, I know she survives like the survivors of the Donner Party. Well, the people Danielle consumes are alive at the time.

    Danielle’s kids do well under the circumstances. You don’t cross Danielle’s lines, they learned that at an early age. What we see is two well adjusted kids, but we don’t know how much their stomach’s ache when Mom is pushing. Both girls have had visceral pain when mom pushed hard. One nearly threw up in a fashion line up, the other looked green before the singing performance. Physical responses to the stresses mom puts on them indicates that they have some emotional problem with mom.

    Still, I see Danielle who thought she had the world on a string, both in her marriage and in her stardom with Bravon, being crushed. I don’t like the Manzos and I suspect they had a hand in her second downfall. Danielle isn’t garbage. No Human Being should be addressed like that. I guess I understand the Donner Party’s canabalism too. Survival …. what do we do to survive?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I think if Danielle was let go was because she refused to film with anyone. We got the Manzo part, but the two Kims were bridges between so there was some interaction besides the Danny crap. IMO Danielle wanted to be isolated and loved playing the misunderstood victim. Viewers didn’t like it – she didn’t have storylines of interest and Bravo reacted. Yes there will always be two sides for the drama but Danielle wanted to be alone in the spotlight. Sadly, I did enjoy her daughters but not her.

      • Olivia says:

        But without “we hate Danielle” what’s left? None of the others have much to offer beyond sitting around bemoaning her name. I am unable to see a storyline beyond this one involving anyone else.

        The storyline they have relied upon to gin up the fanfare has been done to death. We suffered through 15 weeks of Jill v Bethenny and another 15 weeks of Danielle v everybody else.

        Truthfully, without her, and admittedly she was bad enough, what is there left to hold interest? The others are bland stand alones and Teresa has shown that she has been living a big fat lie in front of the cameras.

        There is nothing intriguing about watching them go through the motions of daily lives. Danielle’s presence at least offered a modicum of ridicule when she appeared onscreen. The demise of this show would offer a welcome relief.

        • Quincy IL says:

          Olivia (I love your name by the way,) we have Kim G. She’s mega rich so there are going to be cotillions and coming out parties like “Gone With the Wind.” There may even be a war. I can see it now, Teresa in high heels and a whoop skirt vs. Kim G in a circus highflyer’s costume with whips. Should be a hoot to watch.

    • sweet pea says:

      I agree with you. I don’t enjoy Danielle as much as I do her girls. They are beautiful, talented and intelligent. I like their interaction with each other. IE: in the diner when Danielle went outside to vent to danny on the phone, her girls snuggled together in the booth. Very sweet. I have twin girls. They will get in a fight (verbal), and then 10 minutes later will be sitting on the couch, one with her head on the other’s lap.

  83. klmh says:

    This drives me nuts:
    Teresa Was Legally Entitled To Spend $60,000.00
    Post from People.com.

    By: Charlotte Triggs
    Teresa Giudice is taking a lot of heat for allegedly spending $60,000 on home furnishings and luxury items immediately after filing for bankruptcy last October, but her attorney says that was her money to spend any way she wanted.

    “That was the money she earned as an advance for her book Skinny Italian,” her attorney Jim Kridel tells PEOPLE. “Since she earned it after the filing, she was absolutely free to spend it.”

    Photo: Bravo
    And, he says, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was wise to do so.
    “If she put it in the bank, they’d say, ‘Why don’t you pay your creditors,’ and the trustee might freeze the assets while he investigates whether she can spend it or not,” Kridel says.

    Acknowledging that the reality star may “draw scrutiny” by spending that much, Kridel says Giudice didn’t break the law. “Legally you are entitled to spend money you earn after a bankruptcy,” he explains.

    The cause of the shopping frenzy? “She needed to re-buy furniture because she didn’t have any furniture in the house,” says Kridel. “It’s a big house and she wanted furniture consistent with her style on the show. There is nothing wrong with doing that, except that it doesn’t look good for her to be doing it.”

    As for paying back the creditors, that’s still a work in progress — and fraught with issues, Kridel says.

    A scheduled Aug. 22 auction of personal items belonging to Teresa, 38, and husband Joe, 40, was postponed until Oct. 3, but Kridel says the items for sale — including the couple’s wedding rings, children’s toys and even a suit or armor — are expected to fetch only $51,000 at auction. (The couple is entitled to $52,000 worth of personal property that is exempt from the bankruptcy filing.)

    The two listed $10.98 million in debt when they filed for bankruptcy last year. Kridel adds that other than the $51,000 in property, “they have no assets.”

    (LIAR! – thats from me, klmh)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      As for the after the filing spending spree – while it may be legal, the fact remains that the Guidices will have some debt restructured and needing to be repayed! Why has their income not been frozen? This to me looks like they are not going to pay even if ordered to do so. Their lawyer hasn’t been giving good advice or they have elected not to follow it. As far as needing to spend any money to maintain Teresa’s sense of style is stupid because she has no taste. And at the end of the day – if the mcmansion is valued at even a half a million – how can they afford to remain there given the declared income? This stinks and they deserve the harshest treatment allowed by law!

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      It might be legal, but it only shows us how “morally” bankrupt this woman is. She is reprehensible.

      • Sha2000 says:

        “This to me looks like they are not going to pay even if ordered to do so.”

        You can’t get blood from a stone & those two seem to be blockheads. $11 million is gone, blown on junk that can never appreciate even a dime. We know about these two, how many others are there? We heard about the banker who spent $1500 on a waste paper basket as his bank was bust, but what of these other folks like the Guidices? $11 million here, $11 million there, no wonder we are broke as a nation.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Her attorney omitted from mentioning in that article the $21K on furnishings they spent just days before they filed for bankruptcy. (Think they still owe 10K on that according to a previous report.)

      Bankruptcy was their “get out of debt free” card. They saw their multiple loan fueled, debt ridden run about to collapse so they kept on spending, filed bankruptcy, then kept on spending.

      Question: how does a couple who told they court they only earn $79K per year, drop $60K on furnishings days after filing bankruptcy? Legal, maybe. Is that what Teresa calls “living within one’s means?” Obviously not.

  84. Olivia says:

    Perception is the name of the game and she blew it again. Where is it written that you are “entitled” to live in the lap of luxury after filing a bankruptcy claim for 11 million dollars and are allowed to go right back out there and spend 60 thousand on furnishings when creditors are being stiffed? Where is the fairness in that?

    And just how much time has she spent with her kids the last few months as she parades her sorry @ss all over the place making “special appearances” and being booked on Dr. Phil? These people are shameless and while most of us would be hanging our heads at the revelation of our financial mismanagement, they seem to revel in the attention.

    I have no respect for this woman or Bravo for promoting this criminality and greed. She needs to be fired alongside Danielle Staub. This is one way justice can be served in denying her the “fame” she craves.

    • Quincy IL says:

      The lawyer and Teresa can claim that she had the right to spend that book income on anything she wishes, but we all know it was wrong not to pay the people who trusted you. It’s theft. We all know that. Teresa and the hired lawyer can jump up and down while screaming to the roof tops that she had the right, but we don’t and won’t accept that. Teresa should be shunned and ridiculed by society at large. That’s how we stop the evil that she perpetuates.

      • Olivia says:

        What really frosts my cookies is that there are so many people unemployed out there through no fault of their own who are struggling to get their kids back to school on the most stringent of budgets and this @sshole is parading around without a care in the world being celebrated for spending money even after declaring bankruptcy. It is obscene.

        She is being treated as if she had something to offer and what that is escapes me. This is a woefully uneducated woman who has spent the better part of the last two years swindling the public, spending other people’s money, and behaving as if it were perfectly acceptable. We have seen her engaged in violent confrontations, using language that would shock a sailor, and living a life based on a tissue of lies. To continue to invite her to “explain” that the fault lies with others while so many in this country are suffering from economic woes is sinful. They are enabling this beast to profit from her criminality and that is just wrong.

        She and her husband represent the underbelly of this society and to watch them being elevated to a status of celebratory is scandalous.

        • Ellabean says:

          Worth repeating :

          “She and her husband represent the underbelly of this society and to watch them being elevated to a status of celebratory is scandalous.”

          Right on , Olivia.

        • Sha2000 says:

          It is obscene I agree.

      • Kukulet says:

        Acknowledging that the reality star may “draw scrutiny” by spending that much, Kridel says Giudice didn’t break the law. “Legally you are entitled to spend money you earn after a bankruptcy,” he explains.

        That’s actually true…despicable, but true…but only after the bankruptcy has been discharged. From everything I have read over the recent weeks, while the Giudices have filed for bankruptcy, the court has not reached a resolution on the matter. As an attorney, Kridel knows this, so he is being deliberately disingenuous with statements of this type.

        Sorry, dude. Doesn’t fly.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          totally agree – he is cleaning up after these morons left and right!

        • ShyAsrai says:

          only assuming their Chap 7 is approved. otherwise, not so much.

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Last I saw, the trustee filed a complaint with the court against the Gs and recommended they be denied bankruptcy protection. In which case, they’d be liable for their debts, no?

          That’s an unresolved issue—the court has yet to rule on that— as far as we know, correct?

    • Squirrels says:

      I’m sorry, bur did I miss the part where bankruptcy laws were changed nationally in order to prevent precisely what is happening with these two knuckle heads?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        makes me wonder too – are they in the Chap 7 or 13 and why is it taking so long to get to final judgement (too many lies, too many hidden assets and income sources coming to light, too many useages of their parents names on property)….it just seems that if you are in bankruptsy mode you need to be worrying about keeping a roof over your head, food on the table and keeping a job! My understanding is not all debt will be absolved and therefore having money ready for that is more important than furnishing a fantasy home that is NOW in foreclosure.

  85. Olivia says:

    Bravo has shown that it lacks standards when they populate these mind numbing series with swindlers, fakes, drunks, and sleazebags.

    The Salahi’s, Danielle Staub, the Guidice’s, and apparently Cat from DC, all seem to come with questionable baggage. Other members of these casts seem to come equipped with some serious emotional issues as well.

    This may account for Bravo suggesting that this is what constitutes “drama”, and this may be acceptable if kept within the confines of that one network alone. But when we find these morons popping up all over tv and invited to hawk their wares and “sell” their stories, the line has been blurred between “reality” and integrity on the part of those promoting this trash.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sonja said that Bravo gives the castwives the platform for other ventures. What Bravo is slowly learning is that their viewers are willing to go along with the wives franchise until those individuals cross lines that are unaceptable to them. Bravo’s definition of drama is not one that is totally embraced by the viewers. Danielle went into the porn market – wives viewers are not interested in porn. Kelly went into a dangerous mental health issue – viewers were disturbed. Teresa is in the very emotionally charged area of personal economics and again viewers are disturbed and angry. RHODC was doomed from the start because of the Salahi’s White House crashing (and it seems that Bravo may have had an active part in that incident) and the general opinion that this was wrong – viewers are reacting in a negative manner to this as well.

      Bravo needs to truly research candidates for their franchises – because too many of the housewives are not weatlhy, are not charitable, are not fashionable, are not emotionally or mentally stable or even law abiding individuals. Bottomline -they are not what viewers want to see!
      Atlanta is posers heaven, except for Kandi. Jersey is full of criminals, disfunctional families and juvenile behavior. OC has always been meaningless fluff. DC is about power and status and none of them have either. NY came closest to a cast that interested viewers and Bravo picked the brightest apple and cashed in on a successful spin off that left viewers wanting more of what is a housewife to admire.

      Maybe firing Danielle is a start but Bravo needs to get rid of a few more – like Kelly and our personal favorite hatewife – Jill!

      • I think that Jill’s “crime”, besides her nastiness on the show, was that she thought she could control the www. along with the media.
        She got caught red-handed with Amazon-gate, but if it wasn’t for Lynn’s blog specifically, she could have got away with it.
        Yeah the story is covered in mainstream sites, but I don’t think it would have been covered so well if the interest & poking wasn’t here.
        Up ’till season III, Bravo actually did have some control over the people who were talking about them with their shill-site TWOP.
        Too bad that people had that figured-out, and by the time that TWOP shut-down the RHONY discussion, just as Amazon-gate was heating-up, the conversation had already moved here.
        I have no doubt that some of the trouble-makers that Lynn had to deal with were here to try & irritate Lynn to the point of shutting-down.
        That didn’t work.
        Yes we found-out that Jill pissed-off a lot of people with her attitude, but without having a place to discuss it, she was free to ignore those items.
        The little love letter that she got in Vanity Fair was and still is a shocker to me. Maybe I should be embarrassed that up until then, I held them to a higher standard, even though I knew that Graydon Carter would sell his soul to the highest bidder in other Conde Nast publications.
        Besides the little war that Jill had with Bethenny, assuming that she was above it all and could control all media including the www, was where Jill crossed-the-line in my opinion.
        I’m torn in guessing whether firing Danielle is Bravo’s response to the audience’s disgust with her, or more likely due to some beef that they had with her.
        Or even if it boiled-down to the “Ashley”-situation?

        • Ellabean says:

          Excellent summary above.

          I think in a nutshell – that Danielle crossed a line with her sex tape. Have you all seen a few seconds of it. Yes – I peeked when it was first linked here. It was absolutely disgusting – hard core XXX. As the cliche’ goes – “I’m no prude” , but I was offended.

          I agree with the above take on tolerance from viewers on outside projects – the sex tape was intolerable.

    • Quincy IL says:

      I saw a link today that a judgement was given to a small business that did over 4,000 dollars in special embroidery for Salahi’s polo shirts. You can have all of the judgements that you want and nothing happens to these people. I had a friend who was a lawyer. She got a judgement against another lawyer/realtor for 300,000 dollars. He didn’t pay. She went back to court several times. He just didn’t pay. He has millions of dollars…. 40 million in fact because he is divorcing his wife/my friend and I have seen the numbers. Yet, he didn’t pay the judgement. He told me the only thing that will happen is someday he might be ordered to pay that amount. He keeps the money and interest till that time. It’s a horrible game. Only honest people pay.

      BTW… in July he was ordered to turn over document about his assests… It’s Aug… he just didn’t do it. Try divorcing someone like that. His 23 year old girl friend should look out.

  86. MrWestVirginia says:

    Gee, with Teresa out there in California, would it not be a shame if Joan Embery saw her and took Teresa back to the San Diego Zoo with the other apes. I still say that Teresa looks like the Universal Studio monster–“Captive Wild Woman”.

  87. WindyCityWondering says:

    With Teresa all over the country raking in money from appearances, etc – why hasn’t the trustee frozen this “income”? The debt was not incurred by medical expenses, job lose, etc – it was a cold, calculated rip off of anyone gullible enough to do business with these people! The economy didn’t cause them to defraud, swindle, cheat creditors – this behavior was and still is how they think you “earn a living”….

  88. housewifehater says:


    So the NY Daily News says that Teresa, Jackie, and Caroline all received letters from Bravo asking them back.
    Didn’t Jackie or someone tweet yesterday that nobody was asked back yet?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      How can they invite Teresa back? Will she be on a satelite feed from jail?

    • Squirrels says:

      Ah, that’s the ticket Bravo. Let’s encourage thieves that are the Giudice’s to merrily scamper through life void of consequences. Oh heck, let’s just send out a smoke signal to any and all reality show players and assure them they can lie, swindle, attack other human beings, and generally defile the moral fabric of our society and be heralded as heros. For that matter, let’s give them a free pass to rule the world.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I’m surprised that Bravo asked the RHONJ cast back so soon, they haven’t asked the RHONY cast back yet. I am starting to wonder if RHONY is coming back.

      • Scorpiosue1102 says:

        I think RHONY is fine. I think Bravo is waited to see how BGM? did and IF Bethenny would go back to RHONY. If B. is a no they would need to find someone else. I don’t think they’d make any announcements until the whole cast was set. IMHO of course 😉

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I think RHONY needed a retool and with all the other shows in the pipeline Bravo decided to give this one a rest. And they had Bethenny as a filler show that turned into a goldmine. Maybe they will bring NY back but maybe they don’t feel they have to do anything right now.

    • dumberries says:

      If they were asked back, I sure hope they consider what’s best for them and their families and decline! Joe, Albert and Chris didn’t seem too the thrilled to be on the show. Ashley was way too thrilled with the superficiality. Albie may have neglected law school to be in mama’s spotlight. Ah, but I’m sure they can put their families’ welfare aside and convince themselves that it will be a fun interesting show without Danielle. No need to give up all the attention. And, wow, how great would it be to have Dina back to hang out with Caroline doing sister stuff. And, just for a little conflict, Kim G will take over the role previously played by Danielle Staub. This show is dead.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I was so uncomfortable watching Danielle at times; I’m glad she will be gone. I do agree that if she is off Dina will be back on.

  89. Lovebeth says:

    If the NY daily post is true, then the two Kims are not very smart. Bravo did not pay them for creating drama so they won’t pay them for creating drama next season if they are invited as guests. Does not make any sense to do all that.

    If I had the money of Kim G, I would go somewhere and live quietly and happily.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Maybe she has everything but fun & this is obviously fun for her, who knows?

      • dumberries says:

        Yeah, it wouldn’t be about the salary for Kim G – it’s chump change to her. It’s about the spotlight and filling some other void.

      • Olivia says:

        We all know from Lu Ann that money cannot buy you brains, class or a winning personality so sitting on all her money allows her to exhibit her “awfulness” outside of NJ.

        She is nothing more than a “honky tonk queen” found in any roadside establishment featuring nightly “Happy Hours” with a jukebox in the background grinding out the songs.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Looks like you may have gotten your wish Olivia:

          From the nydailynews.com article posted above

          “The villainess of Franklin Lakes, N.J., isn’t the only cast member who didn’t receive a letter inviting her back for season three.

          ***Neither Kim (G.) Granatell nor Kim DePaola, both new additions to the series this past season, received a golden ticket***,

          says our Bravo insider. But since this season was seen as “an audition” for the two ladies, we hear they could be invited to make guest appearances in the future.”

          Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/08/18/2010-08-18_caroline_manzo_teresa_giudice_and_jacqueline_laurita_asked_to_return_to_real_hou.html#ixzz0wyJdwGVr

          boohoo : (

          • Sha2000 says:

            I guess we can safely bet that means Dina returns.

          • Olivia says:

            The whole thing should be scrubbed but this probably assumes that Trashley will be included since baby Nicholas is much too young at this point for Jacqueline to give “lectures” about his misbehavior and without Danielle to obsess over she has little by way of interest to keep tuning in.

            Devious Dina may be back along with even more scenes of Albie. Oy vey!

            The fact that Teresa is involved is enough to make me swear off. This is too hideous to contemplate Bravo rewarding this crook.

            • Sha2000 says:

              Ugg, J & A, boring & bratty. Wouldn’t you take Kim G over Ashley at least?

              • Olivia says:

                No, because Trashley has few words to say, only blank facial expressions and shoulder shrugs.

                But asking which is more preferable is like asking to choose between cyanide and arsenic.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      It seemed to me that the other Kim (not Kim G.-can’t remember last name initial) went on RWONJ mostly to promote her store.

      Most of the “action” that she is a part of takes place in her store, or at the infamous fashion show for her store.

      I wonder if her appearances are nothing more than a marketing idea. It did give her little boutique national exposure during the worst economic downturn since the depression.

      I’d love to know what her net profit was Before and After RHONJ. It would be interesting to see if it was worth it.

  90. I don’t know if this has been dished-to-death yet, but I still am not clear about why Joe was complaining about the prices.
    We know that the cruise was paid-for, why would they have to pay out-of-pocket for meals & hotels?
    Is there a chance that the trip to see the relatives part was not covered?

    • Sha2000 says:

      The part w/the relatives was the meat of the story, why not pay for it? I’m sure most of the trip was inclusive, BUT Bravo knows as we all know that people can take advantage if given the chance, their must have been a meal allowance (as with any business trip) & they went over it, mini bar usually is NOT included.

    • dumberries says:

      When I go on business trips, the airfare and lodging is paid by the company. If we are working through meal times, those meals are paid. Anything outside of work time (other meals, cocktails, mini-bar…) are my personal responsibility. Maybe Joe was surprised to see how much his family and his parents racked up when the camera wasn’t rolling……. The mini-bar seemed to be a real hot spot – no surprise there!

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      What I don’t understand is why he was flipping out about $1,000 or $2,000 dollars when he was in hawk $11 MILLION. At that point why not tack on another $1,000. It’s not like they’re going to pay for it, just us hardworking taxpayers will be the one to foot the bill….Why get your panties in a bunch Juicy?

      • Sha2000 says:

        Right, if I were him I’d be more upset that my spouse wants to shop at Chanel that the fact that the kids may have raided the mini bar & I had to spend the $6.50 a bag on M & M that are normally .50 .

      • Sha2000 says:

        Right, if I were him I’d be more upset that my spouse wants to shop at Chanel than the fact that the kids may have raided the mini bar & I had to spend the $6.50 a bag on M & M that are normally .50 .

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Im starting to wonder if the money Teresa is making falls into the category of HER money to spend HER way. The parties/christening/trip/clothes/new furnishings were likley financed by HER money…. And she made that statement about HER making alot of money to fix up the relative’s house in Italy. Joe might not appreciate her financial independence!

        • Quincy IL says:

          You hit the nail on the head. She’s working for her own purse. I wonder who pays the taxes on her income because I have the feeling that every penny from the book is spent the moment it comes in the mail/bank deposit.

          Taxes… I wonder if they are paid in full to the IRS and NJ. I bet not.

      • klmh says:

        I think this was filmed after the filing, so they get to keep the money they earn, at least that’s what their attorney explained. And what about her book? That things was written long before the bankruptcy, yet she gets to keep that instead of paying her debts?
        There are legitimate bankruptcies, but from what all that watch this series know, this isn’t one of them.

        • klmh says:

          Ooo, I get so mad about this I can’t even proofread my own text correctly. Sorry, I meant thing not things.

    • Lovebeth says:

      NY and OC did not bring along their whole family whereas NJ bought husbands, kids, grand parents and that is why too expensive plus a trip to Italy cost more than a trip to say Virgin Islands.

      My guess is that people tried to take advantage of Bravo and did the “all you can eat buffet”

  91. Squirrels says:

    Kelly is at it again this am….

    “@gregthedogguy so excited for u to train chief today”
    Apparently she can’t train a dog any better than she can care for her kids.

    “@pattiemarvelous I want target and sea wants staples. Kids want to be grownup and adults relish in youth. Oh well”
    Um, Kelly – the fact your daughter is more mature than you speaks volumes.

    And the one that will make you vomit……

    “@kikilet I am a mom w 4 boys and am so afraid. We own our home outright but are behind on prop taxes. Do u know any org that might help us?…. I want 2 cry everytime I look at my 4 boys. Feel like a failure.”

    @Throwndown2009 how can u feel like a failure when u own ur own home, have a fam, and ur health. Get another opinion

    • Olivia says:

      My first question would be why would Throwndown2009 be asking advice from this braindead creature in the first place? Like asking Teresa for financial advice.

      Who are these people anyway?

      • Sha2000 says:

        Get another opinion is right ! Sad to be that desperate to twitter a reality star on what to do….she’s on the internet, but in the wrong place for help!

      • Squirrels says:


        Meanwhile a thought occurred to me re: the Target v Stables dilemma. Wasn’t there a housewife who showed up and shopped till she dropped at a Target opening in Harlem? Hmmm, who could that housewife have been?

        Kelly will hit Target whether or not Sea wants to. She’ll also tweet she’s on her way, so some paparazzi can grab a cab and meet her there.

        Bets anyone? $2?

        • Anitabee says:

          I wonder what Kelly’s next slam against Bethenny will be?

          Maybe Kelly will write a Zip It Fat Girl! cookbook where patron and beer are the most important parts of your diet?

          The Fat Girl comments yesterday amused me — dontcha think it directed to Lynn and us?

          Oh Kelly — if you only had a brain…

        • Lovebeth says:

          haha I remember that Bethenny was at the opening Target store in Harlem. I am very worried for Bethenny with kelly’s obsessions. It is getting very scary and “creepy”

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        Because she got sucked into Kelly’s charity talk and was looking for a handout.

        Kelly nipped that right in the bud- and did it publicly so no one else would pull that with her.

        Crazy like a fox?

    • Anitabee says:

      Answered like the true sociopath Ms. Kelly is.

      No feelings or emotions matter except her own.

      • Sha2000 says:

        If anyone knows what two do, please tweet Throwndown w/the proper info. Isn’t there a govt. program in place?

        • Kukulet says:

          I don’t know if there is a government program in place, but most tax collectors will help you establish a payment installment plan. I’ll tweet Throwndown the info.

    • jezzibel says:

      As much as I dislike Kelly..she’s not the first person she’s approached via twitter about this

      @kikilet I did speak to one. Thanks for replying, makes me feel sum1 cares. I want 2 cry everytime I look at my 4 boys. Feel like a failure.
      about 2 hours ago via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kikilet I am a mom w 4 boys and am so afraid. We own our home outright but are behind on prop taxes. Do u know any org that might help us?
      about 17 hours ago via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kimgranatell I am a mom w 4 boys who enjoys the RHWNJ. I own my home but am behind on the prop taxes. Do u know any org that may help us
      about 22 hours ago via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kimgranatell Yea, Dirty D is gone. I hope you are a new HW and Dina comes back. I want more family storylines…fun, interation, love.
      9:58 AM Aug 17th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kimkardashian I am a single mom w 4 boys. We are about to lose our home (we own) from back prop taxes. Do u know any org might help?
      9:45 AM Aug 17th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      ramonasinger I hope D is not asked back to the RHWNJ. It is nothing but drama. I love the funny family moments with the Man/Laur/guidice
      8:30 AM Aug 17th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @JennaMorasca So happy E is doing well. Lost my mom to cancer at 19. Sometimes I feel so alone. Do you know any org. that help single moms?
      10:58 AM Aug 16th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kourtneykardash Mason is gorgeous! I am a single mom w 4 boys. Do you know any organiz to help women who are in danger of being homeless?
      9:59 AM Aug 16th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @bethenny I am thrilled you have found J and Bryn. Motherhood is the most rewarding job. I am a single mom of four boys!
      9:57 AM Aug 16th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @Teresa_Guidice Do you know any organiz that help single moms who are losing their home? No mortgage, behind on prop taxes.
      8:18 AM Aug 16th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kikilet I have four boys and they are the sweetest. They are so different from girls, I hope you have one someday.
      6:08 PM Aug 15th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @sonjamorgan I love what I have, which isn’t much. I am terrified of losing the only stability my kids know. Please send some post. words
      6:01 PM Aug 15th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @kikilet I enjoy your positive words. I feel like a terrible mom tonight and could use some encouragement. Our home is everything.
      10:39 PM Aug 14th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @mehranfarhat Please send me some words of encouragement. I am so afraid of letting my children down. I cannot lose their home. Please
      12:22 AM Aug 14th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @ramonasinger I admire you so much I wish I had the ability to succeed like you. I feel like such a bad mom tonight. We cant lose our home
      11:53 PM Aug 13th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @torianddean please send me some positive words. I feel like such a bad mom tonight. I am afraid I might lose my childrens home. please
      11:19 PM Aug 13th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      @dinamanzo I need some positive words. I feel like such a bad mom tonight. I am afraid I am going to lose our home . please.
      11:10 PM Aug 13th via web
      Reply Retweet .
      the other chick is singing more than Danielle! Andy’s face is killing me. bwhhha.
      10:28 PM Jun 21st via web

  92. LynnNChicago says:

    @Teresa_Giudice And I’m not doing George Lopez. He wanted us to do a skit about the mafia. Not happening. He can go scratch.

    Just Tweeted

    • Sha2000 says:

      Lol, GL is funnier than I thought!

    • Olivia says:

      She is such a charmer isn’t she? Never at a loss for words.

      I hate these people!

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        HAHAHAHA! Awesome.

        Guess that burst her bubble of being asked to be on just because of her fabulousness. Nope, sorry, it was to make fun of you.


    • jezzibel says:

      The skit probably included a section on asset hiding after you declare bankrupcy

    • Lovebeth says:

      Oh that is beautiful , she does not know that she is going to be on the Dr Phil show for people who would do anything to be on reality shows even if it means being almost $11 millions in debts. I bet you Dr Phil will stretch it to an hour and she wont be able to avoid the questions. I also bet $2 he will ask her this question: “Do you think you deserve to spend post Bk money and not pay the 11 millions?”

      Based on her response to that question, he will ask “what about those creditors with families with four kids like yours…”

  93. N says:

    Hi Everyone!
    I have been following this site for a long time. I have never posted a comment before because everything I had to say had already been said (but better). Love everyone on here.

    I’m wondering if they invited Teresa back, at least in part, because of her bankruptcy and auction. They could be hoping to show some of the drama on the show. Let’s face it, they need it. And, if it shouldn’t come to pass, they could be hoping to show her (through careful editing) taking control of her expenses and spending. Like that can happen! It would have to be very good editing.
    And, just maybe, they are hoping a blond comes into the equation. Although, I don’t think Joe would leave the kids. It’s cheaper for him to stay there than to pay all that child support. But he is definitely not into his wife! He always looks so pained when she tries for kisses and getting him to say I love you.

    What does everyone think about the timing of them being asked back? I thought it wasn’t even thought about until after the show was done. Has anyone in NY been asked back (and their show has been over for a while now)? Why are they being asked back and the reunion hasn’t even aired yet?

    I can’t stand Teresa and Joe. I never thought I would find myself watching such white trash. How much do you want to bet that nothing will happen to them? That she will get to keep all of her overpriced tacky stuff. And thanks to Bravo and her pay check, she will be able to get a mortgage for that morgue. You just know that she is going to get more money for being on the show now.

    I swear she makes my blood boil.

    • Sha2000 says:

      “You just know that she is going to get more money for being on the show now.”

      Hi N,
      I agree. Too often bad behavior is rewarded in this day & age.

  94. kats2 says:

    So I guess I’m in the minority regarding Danielle leaving. . . there are 2 options for me get rid of them all or keep them all. Don’t bring Dina back unless she has more than her cats to offer.

    How could anyone be more disgusted by Danielle’s sex tape vs the Giudice Crimes? I could give a rats ass about Danielle she appears to be an Ok Mom and is making money, while I find it sad that a sex tape is all she has to offer I would choose her over the Giudice criminals.

    • Quincy IL says:

      I agree about the sex tapes of Danielle vs crimes of Teresa. I really don’t care if Danielle has sex tapes out there. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian have sex tapes out there. I do care about Teresa’s crimes. The only thing that I can think of is Andy Cohen had a thing for Dina and she walked. He went to the Kentucky Derby with her. I think she could have bonded with Andy to the degree that he would throw Danielle to the dogs.

      There may be issues that we haven’t heard about. Bethenny, who might know, said that Danielle was more dangerous than Kelly in a conversation with Andy on WWHL. It would be fun to send in some of our spies to the nail parlors and hair salons of Wayne, NJ., for a little private investigation of our own.

      • kats2 says:

        Quincy that is a great idea! Who wants a Jersey style spa day?

      • Sha2000 says:

        The reason will come out Quincy; it always does w/ the Jersey bunch. Watch, Danielle will say something & the others will chime in, “no bla, bla, bla”.

      • Kukulet says:

        I also don’t care that Danielle has a sex tape out there. It might be an issue for her daughters, but I’m not raising her daughters, so it’s her problem to deal with.

        I am, though, one of the taxpayers who ultimately has to pay for grifters like the Giudices to enjoy the kind of lavish lifestyle that most of us will never enjoy, even through honest hard work, and that pisses me right the hell off.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:


      The only person Danielle is hurting is Danielle. (ok and her kids) by doing the sex tape.

      I saw the tape. I’m not a real porn aficionado but I found it to be very voyeuristic-more so than other amateur porn I’ve seen.

      I don’t think she had any idea that it would be made public. But when it was, she had to save face by bragging about it. She’s really her own worst enemy.

      I just don’t see how there can be a show without her.

    • dumberries says:

      Hands-down the Guidice’s are way more offensive to me than Danielle. Don’t like any of them, but what Chewy and Juicy are doing pisses me off and should piss off everyone – we all pay for their financial crimes. They are criminals in my book! Danielle committed her crimes 20 years ago, paid the price, and seems to have stayed clean and legal since then. Sex tape – who cares? Not illegal – just gross and irresponsible, it’s not costing me and other tax payers a cent.

      • vgirl511 says:


        No one can force you to pay for Danielle’s sex tape, and I personally don’t care that she has one, but one way or another we will all be forced to pay for what the Guidices have done.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I’d take Danielle over Teresa but Danielle will not share the spotlight with anyone and that is boring. I think they asked them back to sustain interest in the rest of this season….Bravo could decide at a later date to not move forward with RHONJ. IMO they are scanning sites to see viewer/fan reactions to the early resigning….
      SO I won’t watch criminals – Teresa and Ashley. I don’t much care about seeing Jacq with her kids or shoving food in her mouth. And Caroline and her family are too close to average to care about. They are boring alone or in a group so I won’t watch RHONJ next season.

  95. Anitabee says:

    The timing is interesting.

    I wonder because now there are so many Housewives shows that Bravo is going to change the schedule a bit. Maybe RHONJ will film before RHONY.

    Even though this season of RHONJ was dreadful…it recieved better ratings than RHONY.

  96. Olivia says:

    Danielle may have crossed a line with the sex tape but Teresa hasn’t? That’s whacked. Both should be sent packing for the simple reason that they pollute the airwaves.

    Bravo’s license should be suspended by elevating any of these cheats and phonies.

  97. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Teresa won’t be doing the George Lopez show. This is a tweet from her:

    Teresa_Giudice And I’m not doing George Lopez. He wanted us to do a skit about the mafia. Not happening. He can go scratch.
    19 minutes ago via web

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I’m sorry for reposting this. I’m still catching up on the comments and I didn’t know that this was already posted above.

      • dumberries says:

        I didn’t see it upthread. Thanks for posting it.
        I love it! Now Chewy has managed to publicly insult Joy Behar and George Lopez – great media strategy.. She seems astounded and infuriated that her talk show bookings are aimed at calling her out or poking fun at her. What else would she bring to the table? I think her perception of herself is way different than the public’s perception of her…

      • LynnNChicago says:

        no problem whatsoever! 🙂

  98. Kukulet says:

    I think, if you are wondering why Joe was complaining about spending $1,000, you have to consider the timing.

    When that episode was filmed, Joe knew what the rest of us didn’t yet – that he and Theresa had just filed for bankruptcy. He also knew that the news was going to become public shortly. What he didn’t expect was that the bankruptcy was going to hit so many snags, or that his former business partner was going to cry foul and, in the process, expose so much of Joe and Theresa’s grifting patterns.

    Joe’s machinations are transparent here – in recent episodes, he’s repeatedly whining about money that Theresa is spending, snapping at Theresa, looking grim about Theresa’s spending, etc etc. I honestly think he was trying to forth the image of the hardworking contractor who had sudden financial reverses because of the economy and who doesn’t want to burden his extravagant wife with reality, because she “doesn’t know” how bad things have gotten, but also wants to reign her in, so he can look like an honest guy trying to get his family back to living within their means.

    This is in keeping with Theresa pretending that Joe “didn’t tell her” about their ‘misfortune’, and their attempt to portray themselves as honest, hard working Americans who got screwed by a shady business partner.

    Course, no one is buying it, in the wake of recent revelations, but Joe had no one of knowing all of those revelations were going to come out between the time of the filming and the airing of the recent episodes.

    • Squirrels says:

      I’ve been thinking the same thing for awhile now. Puttin’ on the not so Ritz act to stave off any bad publicity. At the baby party, he was lighthearted about it. In Italy, his frustration was in high gear.

      I do also believe none of the other attendees at said party or trip were privy to the secret lives of Joe and Teresa scheming, stiffing, grifting.

    • klmh says:

      I believe his business partner began his lawsuit against the Giudice’s 4 or 5 days before they filed for bankruptcy. Thats why they filed at that time, at least I think I have my timeline right…
      And I agree with Squirrels that the rest of the “family” didn’t know about their financial predicament

  99. RIerinFL says:

    (I just wrote in as NEerinFL but it appeared as N. Good chance to change it!)

    Anyway, I agree with squirrels. I think what joe/trash are doing is worse than the sex tape. Why are they punishing D and letting the other two get a free ride?

  100. From a long interview with Kim G. on Ranus Reviews,
    Kim G. Says that she already has a table reserved for a November fashion-show that Posche Boutique is having at The Brownstone. She says that Danielle will definitely not be there, that she will be “long gone”.
    She said that at Portobello, she went back in after her fight with Danielle, and the whole restaurant applauded.
    She says that Danielle is “evil” & “vicious”.
    She says that she hasn’t had her lunch with Caroline, and that the Housewives “don’t want to be bothered”, with her, (Kim G.)

  101. Olivia says:

    What a fascinating show!

    Dina gazing into the middle distance while stroking that hideous cat and reminding us of her “spirituality”. The pace will be breathtaking.

    Caroline crying into her dustcloth because someday soon, perhaps in the next 10 years or so, she will be left with an empty nest. Keep the tissues handy.

    Jacqueline chug a lugging her morning glass of wine to start the day while lamenting the latest indulgence handed over to Trashley for which she displayed little gratitude. The pathos here will be riveting.

    Albie in the deputy uniform receiving counseling from Mom. Must see t.v.

    Joe behind the counter pounding the dough and grunting out responses that require an interpreter. Fascinating!

    And Teresa. ‘Splaining away the overspending as she herds those brats into another spending frenzy sure to delight her “fans” with cries of “we love you!” Disgusting.

    Perhaps someone has a better take on how this garbage coming from NJ can proceed. I can’t for the life of me envision it.

    • kats2 says:

      nope that’s about it. so how do we stop it?

    • Quincy IL says:

      Well, what kind of fun things did Mrs. Soprano do when she had time on her hands?
      She worried about her kids, cleaned the house, made pasta, and went to Church.
      I think the NJ girls can and will do that next season.

      I think Caroline’s daughter will have a wedding at the Brownstone and it will be a big fat Italian Wedding. Jacqueline will spend quality time with AA. Teresa will spend quality time with the justice system. Caroline will admit that her moods are caused by menopause. We will see her sweating during hot flashes.

      Bravo doesn’t want to admit that Kim G made herself a star. Apparently, if you are rich enough, you can do that. She has a reservation at the Brownstone for the Poshe Fashion Show. Somehow, I saw that coming. She will happen to be in the hotel and casino when the girls take the trip the Atlantic City. She will happen to be parked under an umbrella when the girls walk along the Jersey Shore. She will be in the restaurants, hair salons, nail salons, and brothels at the precise time the girls or Chris Manzo visit. Why should Bravo hire Kim G when she will pay for parties, trips, any thing that might get her into the show with out a salary from Bravo. It’s kinda like getting free milk from a cow. Why buy the cow?

      • Olivia says:

        She will be a bridesmaid at the wedding. Gia’s dialogue coach. A waitress at the pizza parlor. Trashley’s tatoo artist. Joe’s beard. The hatcheck girl at the Brownstone. Albie’s study partner. Jacqueline’s AA buddy. Dina’s animal groomer. Caroline’s pooper picker upper.

        The list is endless and the areas of her “talent” are ever extending. Fire up the cameras, she will be there!

      • Squirrels says:

        “Well, what kind of fun things did Mrs. Soprano do when she had time on her hands?
        She worried about her kids, cleaned the house, made pasta, and went to Church.”

        True, but that show was a keeper because the characters were interesting and the plot line moved right along. Now, were Teresa to film a make out session with her priest, that might do it.

  102. dumberries says:

    This is why Kelly doesn’t brush her hair. She so wants to be Elle Macpherson. I imagine Kelly is way more obsessed with her ex-husband’s ex-wife than she is with Bethenny. Scary.
    And, Elle is still modeling, hosting Next Top Model in Europe, and married a billionaire and had his child after leaving Giles. Kelly so badly wanted that hosting gig with Tim Gunn and she too is holding out for “someone really big” after having been married to the most amazing photographer in the universe. She’s just been waiting a lot longer!

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I just saw a cover of a magazine in a doctor’s office. It had Cindy Crawford on it. I swear Kelly goes for her look. Cindy’s is much more polished, but Kelley seems to have the same hair style, although unkempt (!)…

      • Ellabean says:

        I guess you know that rivalry (on Kelly’s end). They are both from Rockford, Ill. I have heard Kelly say that but ‘Cindy is so much older than her’.

        Uh only by about a year and a half.

    • Kukulet says:

      You can bet Kelly read that article.

      Elle said, on August 5th: “I don’t really touch my hair. It tends to form dreadlocks quite easily in the summer, but I leave them,” she says. “And I leave in the salt water, which is a great evening styling aid. In fact, Bumble and Bumble offers salt-water-infused Surf Spray. Anything that I do emphasizes the natural way my hair is.”

      Kelly tweeted on August 15th: “@—–mom if u reinact VI, make sure u use bumble and bumble surf spray to get that hot beach hair…”

      Betting that Kelly wants people to call her Kelle in private. 😉

      • dumberries says:

        Lol! “Betting that Kelly wants people to call her Kelle in private” – to funny Kukulet…

        You can bet Kiki keeps up with all the Elle interviews. Elle’s been touting her “natural unbrushed summer hair” for years, along with Bumble and Bumble. In several articles over the last years, Elle uses the word “organic” repeatedly to describe her lifestyle.

        • Kukulet says:

          Truth to tell, I think Elle MacPherson is pretty…she epitomizes the surfer girl clean look that Kelly tries so hard to emulate. With differences, of course.
          Elle actually looks great in a bikini…she’s fit, but prettily feminine at the same time, while Kelly looks like a linebacker with tummy folds.
          Elle (or Elle’s stylist) actually knows how to choose a bikini that suits her, unlike Kelly, who always seems to pick ones that hang badly off her bizarre hipbones.
          Elle isn’t orange, and her hair generally looks, you know, clean.

          Elle – gorgeous.
          Kelly – poor man’s Elle.

      • Ellabean says:

        Cheese Lousie ! Did Kelly really tweet this ??!! ….

        August 15th: “@—–mom if u reinact VI, make sure u use bumble and bumble surf spray to get that hot beach hair…” really tweet that about the hair thing , “

        That is so OBVIOUS . And there is that mimic thing again, Kukulet. And “creepy” too.

        Kukulet and dumberries – – you both caught this so well. Kelly is simply jelaous of Elle. To put it bluntly: Elle is so much more famous than Kelly.

  103. Lovebeth says:

    kelly now has a dog trainer ah she watched BGM all 8 episodes!

  104. RIerinFL says:

    Maybe T’s kids would be better behaved if they had something to do. Why doesn’t she have them in tball, softball, soccor, or gymnastics? Something, anything is better than shopping 24/7!
    I know I have a 15 yr old and a 4 yr old. They need to be kept busy!

    • Squirrels says:

      She claimed in the fight before lunch episode the girls took dance and gymnastics, which perked my ears. Milania would definitely be a coach’s worst nightmare in the 3yr old class. Kids like that not only refuse direction, they distract and upset the other kids. Nothing gets accomplished. Gymnastics is deeply rooted in self discipline. When the students are young, it’s equally important if for no other reason that to keep them safe.

      • RIerinFL says:

        I was thinking, okay hoping(!), that these kids could require some discipline through these activities.
        My son, 4, is a terror. Or I thought so until I saw her kids. It actually made me grateful and to realize mine was a0k. I try to keep active.
        T is an awful mother. She does not engage her kids. Someone mentioned in here that she treats them like her personal barbie dolls and they were right on.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Four year olds have unlimited energy and limited attention spans to begin with – preschool and kindergarten usually settle them down because they all need and want boundries.
          Teresa doesn’t have the time or patience to get Milania ready to be in peer group settings – it shows all season! Gia is the oldest and has outside the family interests, Gabriella is the quietest/helpful one, Milania is wild because she is allowed to be – and the baby is still an accessory baby barbie doll.

  105. Lovebeth says:

    what is with these Spin Crowd dudes Jonathan and Simon that all these faux reality stars find attractive? They would be the last guys I would use for PR. Teresa posted a pic with them having dinner.

    I am so proud of Bethenny for doing everything high class and staying away from them all.

    • Squirrels says:

      I believe B has a keen sense of right and wrong. She also learned early in life to keep quite so you can stay out of trouble. Seems to have served her well, regardless of how she learned it.

    • Squirrels says:

      (Raises her hand)…. I know, I know, pick me!

      The two spin crowd dudes are clueless as to how to do the job correctly, like keeping the daggers from angry viewers away from their clients by advising them to maintain radio silence.

      This makes them perfect targets for Teresa, since she realizes they are also too dumb to know she’s not going to pay them one red cent.


  106. Ellabean says:

    Oh my Gawd.

    That latest B-side Blog recapping the last NJ episode…..is……hands down……the funiest thing……..I have seen in weeks.

    If I die now – I will die happy from laughter.

    Now I am trying to think what friend I can email this to that watches the show. Dammit. No one !

    • Sha2000 says:

      I know! My best friend dvr-ed it but hasn’t watched a single show yet…no fun! My husband wouldn’t watch it if you paid him, he saw it on for a second and all he said was “ugly” (meaning the HW face, lol), I am still not out of the closet watching this trash, I won’t even “like” it on FB, lol. I do have one neighbor who enjoys it a bit, but that’s it. I’m embarrassed that I enjoy watching these predominately awful people on tv; I come here so I can enjoy all the craziness of this show with the web, twitter, etc & have others who get what I’m saying, with out being laughed at, which I should be, lol. Lots of fun here.

  107. Ellabean says:

    You know who would LOVE that B-side blog recap?


    • vilzvet says:

      For sure, and who can forget the great Virgin Islands recap this guy did? This is the same dude who does the wives-as-shot-glasses reunion re-enactments too…

    • Sha2000 says:

      She looks good.

      I remember a recent scene in her kitchen & there is a bottle on the counter w/a label that has an aqua colored triangle on it; it looked the Medi-weightloss clinics we have here in FL; I wonder if that’s how she did it?

      Whatever works!

      • RIerinFL says:

        She does look good. I like that she isn’t trying to be a size zero now that she is on tv.

        • Sha2000 says:

          I don’t think she was ever “big’, the others were taller & skinnier, so she naturally looked bigger next to them.

          • dumberries says:

            I kinda like that Caroline isn’t trying to look like everyone else – good for her. I also don’t think she’s big – being so (naturally) top heavy makes shorter women seem bigger than they are too..

  108. Sha2000 says:

    “Danielle Staub fired? We’ll believe it when we see it.”:


    • RIerinFL says:

      Maybe there is some truth to talk of her getting her own show. It would explain why her ex is now pushing for custody. I don’t like her but I don’t want the rest of the NJ cast to think they won. They don’t deserve to think they are better her. They are all hot messes in their own way.

      • RIerinFL says:

        Sorry…better than her.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        I think there’s no doubt Danielle wants her own show and has been trying to get one. There’s a big gap between trying and getting.

        Her ex doesn’t need custody to keep their younger child off any show. He can just refuse to sign the release. If he’s indeed trying to get custody, there are plenty reasons he could use from just the recent public past. Like D’s sex tape, consorting with known felons, etc.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          And considering his businesses are suffering it will be lots cheaper to have Jillian with him than pay custody to Danielle (and since he directly pays the schools the judge might think so too).

  109. Lovebeth says:

    This is why I love Sonja, she calls it like it. I do not think she is a fan of Patti Skanker.

    Patti posted this on Twitter: The 4:1 rule: every four times he takes you out, do one nice thing for him. ♡

    Sonja retweeted and said: ARE U GIRLS KIDDING ME???RT @MarigoPR: RT @pattistanger The 4:1 rule: every four times he takes you out, do one nice thing for him. ♡

    Here is Sonja Lastest tweet about 15 hours ago after someone said the 4:1 rule sounds right to them: A man doesn’t have to take a woman out 4x for her to do 1 nice thing! It should just be nice. RT @MD: @SonjatMorgan 4 1 rule sounds right to me

    BTW, the “MD” name was shorten to protect the identity.

    She knows P.Skanker is all BS

  110. sydney says:

    I need to ask a stupid question……was Danielle NOT adopted out and therefore raised in an orphanage which would account for “no family”? Or did her adoptive family kick her to the curb when she displayed her whorish behaviour….stripping and “escorting”.

  111. sydney says:

    LOL……..49??? Caroline claims to be only 49 !!! PULEEEZE !!! THAT WOMAN’S 56 IF SHE’S A DAY!

  112. Lovebeth says:

    kiki lateste utube video. taming her mane

  113. Squirrels says:


    “George Lopez is so cool, he changed the skit b/c it upset me. So now I’m going. No hard feelings George…”

    Bummer. She must be feeling like Barbra Streisand right about now.

    • RIerinFL says:

      I hope he at least throws some zingers her way.

    • dumberries says:

      Wonder if George Lopez knew about her tweet telling him to go scratch before he agreed to change the skit. This makes him look like a total wimp, and desperate for a z-list guest. Thumbs down George!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        He can be pretty mean – so I’m sure he will get her back for nixing his skit idea

        • dumberries says:

          I hope so Windy. I hope he blindsides her like they did on The View. She so deserves to be ridiculed…

  114. Quincy IL says:

    I absolutely don’t understand keeping Teresa on the NJ Housewives. Joe doesn’t look happy about being on TV. He is our only hope.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      On the bright side, now that the auction’s been postponed, maybe Bravo will film the auction of their household goods.

    • Squirrels says:

      Honestly, I think he’d continue on with the show for his wife’s paycheck. She surely would require a substantial raise though, in order to stave off foreclosure proceedings.

  115. Squirrels says:

    OT, If you are blocked by a fabulously authentic twit on twitter, can they still see what you post to her?

    • Quincy IL says:

      Hmmmm… if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there…is there a sound?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Yes, I’m blocked by Kelly and Jill (just to name a few housewives LOL) yet as you’ve seen Kelly still responds and while Jill doesn’t respond directly to me, she does address some of my comments.

      It won’t just automatically appear in their timeline though, they would have to search your name or search any tweet with their name in it.

      • dumberries says:

        And we all know it’s a good bet that both of them search any tweets with their names….

  116. dumberries says:

    Friday 8/20 is the day that Juicy is scheduled to appear in Superior Court to appeal the 30 day community service portion of his DWI sentence. From a descent person angle and a PR perspective, this seems ridiculous. Who objects to serving the community, especially with his awful record and deplorable public image?

    I’ve never been forced to serve my community, but I imagine community service doesn’t have to be performed on consecutive days. He probably has like 6 months or a year to earn 30 days credit. That’s just over one or two weekends a month. I hope the judge gets irritated at the gall and shallowness of the appeal and tosses him in the clink for 30 days, but somehow I think his lawyer (who’s paying the lawyer?) will get it thrown out or postponed citing “financial hardship” or some such nonsense. One criminal act used as an excuse to avoid punishment for another criminal act. Maddening thought.
    P.S. If anyone knows how community service days are spread out and measured, would love more insight. Couldn’t find an answer online.

    • error404 says:

      I know! Even NAomi Campbell was smart enough to do hers and get her pic in the paper everyday she did it too!

      • dumberries says:

        True Error! Even Kelly used her court-mandated community service at a domestic abuse shelter to TRY and make herself look charitable on the show by positioning it as her choice of service. Can you imagine her, an abuser, working with truly abused women? I can hear her telling them to quit whining with their 1979 feelings… Rambling.. Anyway, Juicy’s not even as savvy as Naomi Campbell or Kelly Bensimon. Dredge…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      In Lake County Illinois – you are given another court day and must serve your community service hours before the next date. There is a list of possible places that you can serve at – it is your responsibility to make arrangements for working, get there, do the work, get the paperwork signed off on and turned back in on time for the next court date. You can be held in contempt if you don’t do them all and you can get thrown in jail if you don’t do them.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I grew up in Antioch.

      • dumberries says:

        Thanks Windy! Seems pretty flexible and up to the individual to make it work around their work and family schedules by the deadline. It would be the best thing for Juicy and his image if he did something in service of others. He won’t (unless forced).

    • kats2 says:

      thank you for the heads up. on 8/20 I we see lady justice work her magic.

    • Squirrels says:

      My money is on the plea of, I must be able to provide for my family Judge. Gee, I hope he gets Judge Judy. She hates everyone.

  117. RIerinFL says:

    “One criminal act used as an excuse to avoid punishment for another criminal act. Maddening thought.”

    Said perfectly! Sounds like them though, doesn’t it?

    • dumberries says:

      Great recap! I left a comment over there. I really like the look of the blog with the Jeff Lewis painting on the side too.

  118. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    This is an article about Jill, she is saying that she may not return next season. She says this in all of her interviews.


    • dumberries says:

      You just know this was one of the PR pieces written and floated to the media by her own PR team. Who else refers to Zarin as a “starlet”? And, “….promoting her NEW book”. New, is she kidding. How long has that waste of paper been on the shelves? After all the nice things Danielle said about Zarin reaching out to her and being genuine, Zarin says that Danielle’s departure is a long time coming. Kissing much NJ ass?

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      The woman who interviewed Jill for this article said that she was informed that she couldn’t ask any questions about Bethenny.

      MsStaceReneRuss @(name deleted) Ive been informed I cant ask ANYTHING about @Bethenny to Jill Zarin during our interview! Mmm… I might throw it in there…

  119. error404 says:

    aw… my last Fabulous Beekman Boys blog


    until next season! Yeah, they’re getting a 2nd season.

  120. Lovebeth says:

    I hate ass kissers Jill is a pro at it. She was kissing Nate Berkus’s ass last week , i remember Bethenny filmed his new show.

  121. Need a Hobby says:

    Direct link to PDF version of the Trustee’s filing to the bankruptcy court for the Aug 16 hearing on the auction. It references the Gs’ pre and post bankruptcy filing “spending sprees” on furnishings.


    A month before filing bankruptcy the Gs ordered almost $22K in furnishings from a shop. (The trustee had to get a subpoena to get the info from the vendor.) And then paid off about half of the bill days before filing bankruptcy.

    The Gs spent another approx total of $60K on furnishings within 60 days of filing. This is only what the trustee knows about and only recently learned from documents the Gs attorney filed with the court to try to stop the auction.

    • RIerinFL says:

      What was he thinking? That this money was made after the bankruptcy so she had every right to spend it? Didn’t he know that the viewers would think that they should pay some f”n bills? That we are sick of picking up the slack for grifters like them.
      I get it now. I’m doing it all wrong! I’m supposed to rack up all the debt I can, hide my money, lie about how much I have and make, lie about how much I will make, declare bankruptcy and then shop like hell.
      That’s why I live in a normal sized house, drive a toyota, and vacation…what vacation!

      • Need a Hobby says:

        As I noted before, the Gs appeared to view filing for bankruptcy as their “get out of debt for free” card.

        They continued to spend exorbitantly even as they knew their house of cards was crumbling….multiple outstanding loans, millions in debt and still they spent more on discretionary items. Then they filed for bankruptcy and kept on with their exorbitant spending with hardly a pause.

      • Zoey says:

        I keep reading the word ‘grifter’, what does that mean?

  122. Olivia says:

    I have just wasted 30 minutes of my life reading the Vanity Fair article about Lady Ga Ga. She pushes Kelly into “Magna Cum Laude” territory by comparison. Idiot! And another example of ridiculous celebrity worshipping manufactured for mass consumption.

  123. boston02127 says:

    Hanging my head in shame. Below is Jill’s newsletter. Yes…I’m on her email list. Shame shame shame.

    Hi everyone!

    Last week was busy busy busy and Bobby, Ally and I had so much fun meeting those of you who could make it to my appearances in Las Vegas and Los Angeles!

    The Sugar Factory appearance in Las Vegas was so much fun and we were overwhelmed with the turnout. We are truly grateful to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to stop by and say hello! Here is a link to a fun video from the event http://blog.sugarfactory.com/?p=242. After the Sugar Factory it was off to Borders for my book signing where I got the chance to meet more of my amazing Las Vegas fans.

    Los Angeles was up next and Bobby, Ally and I were invited to stay at Charlie Chaplain’s former Estate in Hollywood. It is now called The Charlie Hotel and was a very cool place to stay. While in Los Angeles, I was beyond honored that the famous Book Soup on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood asked me to do a book signing. It was great to finally meet my awesome Los Angeles fans. I even filmed a cameo in a very funny project that I will talk more about in my next newsletter.

    We finally made it back to New York City last Thursday and I was so happy to see my Ginger! On Friday we were off again, this time to the Hampton’s for The Hampton’s Author’s Night Out event on Saturday that benefited The East Hampton Library. Check out the photos I posted from the event below! I was happy to help the library raise money because as we wrote in our book, it is very important for Mommy, Lisa and I to donate part of the proceeds from the sale of “Secrets of a Jewish Mother” to charity. In addition to the library, so far we have donated a portion of the book sales to The Go Red For Women Heart Foundation, Breast Cancer Emergency Foundation and Jordon River Camp.

    We still have two more book signings this month in Florida and I look forward to meeting those of you who can make it! Here are the details:

    TIME: 6PM
    Books and Books
    265 Aragon Avenue
    Coral Gables, Florida 33134

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 2010
    TIME: 2PM
    9887 Glades Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33434

    September is another busy month so please look out for my next newsletter with all of the information on where I will be. I want to thank each and every one of my amazing fans that have showed up to support me and look forward to meeting those of you I haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet. I hope you continue to enjoy a safe and happy summer!


    • Squirrels says:

      Well, RIerinFL, therein lies your vacation plan. Jill needs you to hightail it over to her, kiss her green shoes and spend your money by buying a dozen books. Which will it be, Coral Gables, Boca Raton, none of the above?

  124. Kat says:

    Squirrels I left you a question on your page. Thanks.

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  126. In regards to Theresa Italian, I suspect it’s probably as poor as her English skills.

    I noticed that her blog title reads Ciao Bello, which would be fine if she was talking to a man. I asked my mother in law about it, and she said if T was addressing mixed company she should have said Ciao Bellissime and without having ever watched the show she said “She must be from Naples”. Apparently, other Italians think the language spoken there as ‘gutter slang’.

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