I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives/Rachel Zoe Sept 1, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Rachel Zoe Project / Real Housewives News  Sept 1, 2010

The internet is still buzzing about Monday’s Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion airing.  Tons of articles and blogs about the 75 minute craziness! 

I firmly believe that right out of the gate Teresa felt she needed to bring the drama and that is why she immediately attacked Danielle with the comment about Danielle sleeping around after knowing someone for just a week. 

Jumping off the couch like a gorilla in a zoo and getting in Danielle’s face was another stunt to bring attention to herself.  The rumors were flying fast and furious about this “nephew” that Danielle mentioned causing Teresa to flip out!  Some said this child was the offspring of Teresa’s husband Joe and his mistress, Tara, others claim it was Joe and Teresa’s sister-in-law.  Still more reports claim Teresa and her brother’s wife do not get along and that’s why Teresa wasn’t there for the birth of her nephew. 

Teresa’s blog explained that she was there for the birth and even reminded viewers that she was late for a talk bubble that she was scheduled to be a part of due to the birth of her nephew.  She says she was there at the hospital causing her to miss the chat on Bravotv.com. 

Why then, would you become so angry, angry enough to jump off the couch and get in someone’s face?  Why not just tell the truth, explain why Danielle was wrong?  There has to be more to this story! 

All of this adds to her portfolio so that when she goes to Bravo to request that her salary be doubled (Reported as $4,000 an episode to $8,000 an episode) she will have ammunition. 

I can hear it now…Teresa, “Look Bravo Andy, everyone is talking about me and my attack on Danielle, what about me pushing you down like a rag doll, wasn’t that great?  Sure, you look like a big pussy but look at the ratings!  I brought the ratings Andy, you have to give me a raise, or I’m out!”

Personally, I’d love to see her out, along with the rest of the cast but we all know Bravo, we all know that they’re all coming back (with one exception) and we all know that Bravo will most likely pay them what they want.  Reports are even indicating that they will begin to film very soon, later this month in fact.  That is much faster than any of the other Housewives series. 

It worked for Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes from Atlanta, they demanded all kinds of additional pay and perks including money for stylists, hair and makeup, even additional funds for the higher electricity bills while Bravo’s equipment is plugged into their electric sockets.  No telling how many of their demands were met but you can bet they received some of their requests. 

Jeana Keogh from Orange County had a little bit of a rougher time negotiating with Bravo and they let her walk, but she maintained a good relationship with the network and she’s back on Bravo as a client of the classy Jackie Warner, remember her?  She’s the chick who made fun of her own client with the breast implants, who just happened to have cancer and a double mastectomy.  She was shunned from Bravo for a while but apparently they have a short memory.  I do not. 

The New York Housewives are scheduled to begin filming September 20, with reportedly all of the ladies returning except Bethenny Frankel.   No surprise there, but rumor has it Bethenny is still contractually obligated to at least make a few guest appearances, those are the episodes that will bring the high ratings! 

Bethenny’s show was picked up for another season, with the new name of the show still being discussed and decided by Shed Media/ Bravo.  No surprise there either, Bethenny was tweeting to fans asking for suggestions for the name of the show weeks ago.  I would love to know what Bethenny gets paid per episode for carrying an entire show alone. 

I was pleasantly surprised by The Rachel Zoe Project last night, when I saw that the previews were all about the Academy Awards and Zoe’s preparing her “A” list clients for the event, I was expecting all of the typical drama we’d seen many times before on this show. 

Surprisingly, Rachel was calmer and more fun after deciding that a few days in London to relax with A list actress Kate Hudson was a good idea.  It was a great idea because it made for great television!  Kate Hudson is a great contrast for the usually uptight Rachel.  Kate’s laid back and easygoing, she just does her thing and seems to enjoy life with a great attitude!  It was fun to watch them enjoying the day together just laughing and talking like two girlfriends!

I don’t think we’ve seen Rachel Zoe smile and laugh that much all season, certainly not 9 days before the Oscars.   I completely disagreed with their assessment of the fashion show in London, I thought those models looked like they all got dressed at the Goodwill store with mismatched skirts, shirts and jackets.  But that’s just me! 

How many times does Demi Moore, Kate Hudson, Julianna Moore and other top celebrities appear on the small screen?  This shows that Rachel Zoe is the real deal, and that these women really do love and respect Rachel Zoe, to agree to appear on her Bravo reality show.  That is a big deal, and you have to respect her for that! 

All of the drama was left behind with Rachel’s put upon assistant, Brad, who handles pressure about as well as Kelly Bensimon.  Brad frets over the amount of choices that they have for Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz, whose names are mentioned more than Rachel’s on her own show.   

We got to see just how cut throat the fashion world is when a few of the dresses that Rachel really wanted as options for her clients were given to another stylist when we’re told that they were promised to Rachel.  I wonder if these designers do that because they get a promise from other stylists to put these gowns on the runway, when in Rachel’s case, they are merely options for her clients.  I’m just speculating here but I do understand why a designer would take a sure thing over Rachel’s clients just possibly wearing these dresses. 

Best I can tell Rachel collects these designer gowns, as many as she can get her hands on, then offers a choice to Demi, Cameron and her other clients.   That means that the bulk of these gowns will remain in Rachel’s showroom hanging on the rack.  These designers only get one shot to have each of their dresses on the red carpet at the Oscars and Rachel isn’t offering a sure thing, just a possibility.  Maybe she lost those gowns because they were guaranteed by another stylist to be on a celebrity at the Academy Awards?  (In this case, the dress Rachel wanted ended up on the butt of Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock)

I don’t know what business Rachel’s husband, Rodger was in before he joined Rachel’s team, but he needs to try to understand Rachel’s world a little better.  I can see why he’d be frustrated watching his wife so upset over losing these gowns, he cares about her and wants to reduce the amount of stress she has in her life.  I think he may be going about it the wrong way.  Rachel isn’t the only stylist working in Hollywood, nor does she dress all of the big stars. 

If every time Rachel “lost” a gown to another stylist, she read the riot act to the designer, she would quickly run out of designers to work with and her business would be dead in the water.  She simply can’t alienate any  designer because as soon as she does, you just know one of her clients will see one of that designer’s outfits and tell Rachel to get it for her to wear at some event.  Can you imagine Rachel telling her client, “Sorry Demi, I’m not speaking to the folks over at Oscar De La Renta so I can’t get you that great outfit you want.”  That’s just the beginning, Rachel’s reputation is on the line as well. 

If Rodger wants to be in the fashion industry with his wife, it seems he has a lot to learn. 

The baby issue came up again which is a little annoying because it is clear that Rachel isn’t keen on having a baby at this point, she seems to enjoy her life just the way it is.  Bravo also edited it to keep bringing up the subject, yet we viewers are pretty smart, we know this was filmed months and months ago and Rachel isn’t pregnant now, nor has she recently given birth so why edit that into the show? 

Another plus on last night’s show is I didn’t hear Taylor mentioned at all, (I may have missed it but I don’t think so?)  I think that clearly Rachel and Brad came out on top of that fiasco so it is time to stop slamming Taylor at every turn, let her go on to live her own life and build her own business. 

One of the things that I do really respect about Rachel Zoe is that she is smart enough to know that saying anything negative about another person isn’t going to win her any popularity contests.  I would bet that Rachel has some really interesting stories about celebrities and fashion designers alike, but she isn’t stupid enough to put them on television.  Kudos to her for that! 

Some links that you may be interested in…. Thanks as always to @SassNSauceBBC for compiling the best articles

Bankrupt NJ Housewife Teresa Giudice Explains How She Blew $11 Million & Insists Her Home Isn’t In Foreclosure! http://bit.ly/ajvRJa

Teresa Giudice tells Bravo to pay up or she’s walking – Chicago Pop Media | Examiner.com examiner.com/pop-media-in-c… via

Realitytea The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Part 1 Recap! Plus The “Nephew” Rumors http://retwt.me/1OzIo

Check out “Chelsea Takes On the “Tasteless Sluts” of Real Housewives of New Jersey” http://bit.ly/d3ymta (from @eonline)

nydailynews ‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice is ‘humiliated’ about bankruptcy: ‘I learned.. http://bit.ly/bMmDtV

One quote from Reality Tea that really hit home was this one:

While backstage, I noticed Caroline mentioning something about Lori wanting to come on the stage, basically insinuating that Lori might be a threat to Teresa. And this scene is exactly why I truly dislike this NJ cast with a passion. It’s sickening, and borderline nauseating to see how Caroline will defend to the end the ridiculous behavior of the likes of Teresa. Teresa shoved Andy, got in Danielle’s face, and made threats to Danielle, but Caroline is backstage trying to insinuate that Lori is the dangerous one. Yes she criticized Teresa for her behavior but her comments about Lori were downright ridic!

How True!  The one Housewife that we expect just a little bit more from is Caroline, yet she got down into the gutter with the rest of them by not only defending Teresa but stirring the shit with her comments about little Lori, what damage could she do? 

An article about Danielle Staub:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-documents-danielle-staubs-ex-husband-testifies-about-her-life-sex-drugs

And Caroline’s reaction to viewing the reunion episode:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/08/caroline-manzo-shock-over-teresas-ugly-nj-housewives-reunion-behavior

As the Jersey girls negotiate with Bravo, I wonder if they originally ever even thought about the reruns of their show that will now appear on NBC Daytime television.  Was a residual package part of their original contract?  Did anyone ever think that these Housewives shows would end up in syndication?  Who knew when they originally signed contracts to do the show that there was more money to be had by repeating these episodes on their parent network? 

Do the ladies of Atlanta, Orange County and New York get paychecks every time their shows appear on NBC Daytime?  Did any of them, or any of their attorneys think to include residuals into their original contracts? 

Finally, I want to say a HUGE Thank you to everyone who reads and comments on my blog, yesterday (from midnight to midnight) we had 13,284 unique hits on the blog, that the second highest for me and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude!!!  I suppose I need to thank Teresa, Caroline, Danielle and Jacqueline as well, it was their antics highlighted in the blog.  I’m sure that had something to do with it, but I really appreciate the readers and contributors to the blog so much! 

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THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!

Until Next Time…..

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607 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives/Rachel Zoe Sept 1, 2010

  1. LynnNChicago says:

    Happy Birthday to Wall St Lady and Boston! Have a great day ladies! 🙂

    WSL – did you get my email?

  2. jayedee aka ntiveheart says:

    happy birthday rachel zoe! wasn’t the show great last night? a feel good episode….some housewives (who will remain nameless coughNJcough) could take a few lessons!
    as usual, thank you, lynn! you rocked it again!

  3. Wall St Lady says:

    Sha2000 what does that mean ?
    How did u choose it ? If u care to answer ,how old are U ? I am the same age as Quincy.

    • Olivia says:

      Happy Birthday, WSL!

    • Sha2000 says:

      Hi WSL, SHA are my initials. S is for Susan & you may all call me that. I use SHA2000 when I go on a political blog & debate (a favorite past time)& when I go here:
      http://www.disturbingauctions.com/daily/
      A funny site I’ve been posting on & off for years (check it out if you feel like a laugh fun to do). Sha2000 was a moniker to a site my husband set me up on before it was even 2000 so we laughed about it, it seemed so far in the future. The moniker was easy to remember so I use it whenever I can. I will be 47 on Monday….Ugg : ( Don’t tell my children I tell them I’m 87 so they think I look good for my age : ) I use to forget my age but my Mother & husband like to remind me…or tease. It’s no good knowing your age because you might end up expecting to feel your age. The good news is in my head I’m still 16 or 17 : ) but I’d like to forget 47.

      Thank you for the well wishes on the last blog. I responded & gave you the real story of what happened w/Siennarose if you want to go back & read it.

      Have a wonderful day & go out & enjoy your birthday & treat yourself, you deserve a great day!

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        I have always loved the name Susan. It just appeals to something in my heart. I don’t know what it is, but it always makes me smile! And so do your posts so there you go!

    • Wallflower says:

      Happy Birthday!!!

  4. Abby Someone says:

    Great blog. I think I am in the minority about nephewgate. (I always wanted to put gate at the end of a word that involves scandal) I really feel Teresa’s reaction was exactly as she said, she was confused, whatelse, then she realised that Danielle just accused her of something because she had been digging around. They hate this woman with a passion so she doesn’t need to do much to insight rage. Remember the table flipping occured over very little. Teresa goes from zero to 60.

    As for Joe having a tootsie on the side, totally believable. The baby, not so much. Joe is old school Italian. That means the mistress is the mistress and the wife is the wife. The wife is sacred. True accidents happen, but at this point I don’t think we have any reason to speculate. Teresa reacted to the nephew comment the same way she would have if Danielle had said she heard anything else. She didn’t like the fact that Danielle was looking into her personal life. As we all saw, she was not comfortable talking about the Bankrupcy. Because the fact is she has no excuse. She can talk about it if she wanted to, she is just embarrassed.

    I really agree Caroline cuts Teresa way too much slack. I think her comment “I would not be your friend if this was you.” was a warning or at the very least, the first seed planted in that ah-ha moment Lynn says she will have. I agree about that and I am looking forward to it.

    • Ellabean says:

      Abby, I think your take on Teresa’s outburst is probably right on. There maybe no nephew-gate – she was just reacting, rather overreacting , to the fact that Danielle was snooping into her family. And I think T planned to let Danielle “have it” on camera at some point during the reunion.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        OR MAYBE, Teresa came out of the box hurling insults at Danielle and they didn’t phase her. So T had to jump on the first anything so she could launch her planned drama attack……what puzzles me is that Jacq and Teresa can ‘t get their story straight on the “nephew” and that Teresa would go off on this and not on her husband or children…….timing is everything!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      The thing I do not get is why Teresa didn’t fly off the handle regarding the comment Danielle made about how her kids were dressed. I would think that would have bothered her more….or not.

  5. boston02127 says:

    Thanks for the new blog Lynn. 5 stars as usual!

    I just started watching the Rachael Zoe show and really like it. There was a marathon on and I was able to catch up on the show.

    NJ–I copied this link, it’s a pic of Teresa yelling at Danielle. Teresa is so close to her that Danielle is leaning away from her. I can’t security didn’t jump in.

    • Olivia says:

      Happy Birthday, boston!

    • vilzvet says:

      OMG, can you imagine being Danielle sitting there, she kept her head down as a I recall, and Rocky Horror is standing over you screaming and spitting?? How she kept her composure I have no idea. But she did give a good defiant look at Teresa as she calmly walked off.

      • Laura aka Just done says:

        Happy Birthday!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • Lilly says:

        I’m so tired of Teresa the foe-lebrity (and yes I did mean to spell it that way not faux, but that applies too.) I think she may have planned to attack Danielle at some point on the show so she could top the table flip to show Bravo that she brings the drama and is deserving of a raise. But the grunting and snorting and breathing heavy and the tirade including every cuss word she could think of (and she seems to know quite a few) wow way over the top. Made her look like an animal that just escaped from the zoo coming after it’s prey. Where was Bravo’s stun gun?! I am done with this show. I feel that by watching I am being an enabler for people like Teresa, Jacqueline and Caroline. I feel like I’m inviting people into my home who I would never dream of associating with in my real life. People who do things I would never dream of doing and who no one I know has ever done or would ever do. I feel like I’m helping them to bully Danielle and her children. Without an audience these women would not have fans that actually applaud their behavior and who think they are good examples.

    • that’s some picture…disgusting.
      Happy, Happy, Birthday to you

  6. Olivia says:

    Congratulations, Lynn!

    I would just like to add that it surprises me that Juicy Joe is willing to go forward with another season of this sludge. Having his personal finances, drunk driving, alleged forgery, bankruptcy, and the possibility of a girlfriend on the side being debated throughout the blogosphere, one would think that just for his own self esteem he would want to step away from the spotlight. You’d think.

    But apparently what this series has shown throughout, the price of integrity for these uneducated, money grubbing famewhores has been pretty much established. A normal human being would shy away from this intrusion into their private lives but these idiots thrive on it.

    My feeling is that the NJ franchise is going to more of the Manzo siblings, with more emphasis on Albie and his “future” since I think they see him as the “break out star”. Possibly more of Trashley as she tries to figure out her path in life along with more Gia on her path to “stardom”.

    Other than Teresa caught in a “deathmatch” with a customer service rep who may object to those brats destroying the store, I kind of think the “drama” has been pretty much milked out of this franchise. I mean how much of her violence can she be shown displaying all over NJ without the cops finally issuing an arrest warrant?

    I could be wrong but look for more “touching scenes” from Albie and Mom to hook the younger crowd. He has been in the process of grooming for this since the outset.

    Theresa’s “schtick” was pretty much established by her excessive spending and knowing that they are in deep financial ruin is the audience prepared to witness more of this witlessness and not being laughing out loud? Who buys that premise? Are scenes of Joe rolling pizza dough enough to attract the viewers?

    Their whole reason for being on tv at all revolved around Danielle and her machinations. Minus that I have no idea what they could possibly bring to the table by way of interest. And don’t get me started on the possibility of Kim G!!!!

    • Sha2000 says:

      If they’d only show the real story of T & J and their mess, then there might be a real story! Olivia I posted this for you yesterday but I guess you missed it:
      Kim’s talking spin-off now, lol!

      Part 1:
      http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=260081&position=1&news_type=news

      Part 2:
      http://www.news12.com/index.jsp

      If shes trying to sell her own show my guess is she may not be invited back.
      What do you think? AND???? When can we get you to be the guest blogger?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      @Olivia – in their minds – by getting rid of Danielle makes them winners but it actually leaves the show without a reason to watch. So now that Teresa feels she can claim the top bitch title, would one expect that the other two have to isolate her, talk nasty about her and then take her down too? Watching their mundane lives (shopping, driving, kid wrangling, gossiping) is so boring and to a certain extent we all watch these shows to get away from those mundane realities!
      And on top of this Teresa thinks she should get a 100% raise??? Oh my bad, I didn’t take into consideration the Guidice Economic model……

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      This is exactly what is wrong with this world. People like Trashy T behave like caged animals, never have to answer for it, continue to get press and attention for it and then are able to get MORE money for it? Why am I so surprised when Teresa continues to act that way and is never remorseful for it? Because she NEVER has to account for her actions, instead she gets MORE accolades for it, and bravo.com certainly doesn’t help by filtering ANY negative comment that could POSSIBLY make that woman think about her actions. I’m truly disgusted and wish this foreheadless beast would go away. She is the true definition of classless trash, but she’ll never realize it.

      • Quincy IL says:

        True, she considers herself and her daughters Italian royalty and they may be for all I know.

        We still have the hope that our government will clamp down on them and make them pay off their debtors.

  7. Ellabean says:

    Wall Street and Boston…..more peeps adding B-day wishes to you upthread – right onto Lynn’s very first post today. Make sure you see them !

  8. vilzvet says:

    Okay, looks like Kelly has pretty much bombed out at the Hampton Classic today. I have a cool live feed to the results: Out of 19-20 riders in each class, she finished 12, 15 and 15.

    • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

      Holy Hollerin’ Hogbacks, that means there are approx 6 riders on average WORSE than her? And they are allowed access to horses? Those poor animals (and I don’t mean the Guidices LOL)

      • Denise says:

        Doesn’t necessarily mean the riders were worse than her, just that their rides that class weren’t as good. I know that doesn’t sound like it makes sense: for examle if they didn’t complete the course as fast, had more poles down (for faults), had a refusal or fall, their scores would be lower or they would have a no score. Like the ep when they showed Kelly getting tossed ( I think that’s what happened) she didn’t complete the course, and any rider who did would have placed better than K that day. Lots of good riders (better than Kelly) can have bad rides on any given day.

    • Ellabean says:

      Great information share, Vilz. By the way – I loved the blog link that someone posted here a few days ago that showed a few pics of Kelly at the HClassic. But the comments on that link were terrific. There were only about 8 of them – but clearly someone knew all about horseback riding – the terms – the technicalities – the judging ( I know nothing about that). This person posted as Anonymous – and was SO CRITICAL of Kelly’s riding style – saw all the terrible flaws/mistakes right down to the fact that her jacket was too tight.

      It was not a widely known blog – never saw it before.
      If anybody has that link – it was good…..

      • vilzvet says:

        Oh yeah I saw that it was on her twitter when she posted that she was Champion, but apparently only TWO riders in the class. Usually they cancel a class if less than 3, which makes sense. With the economy horse shows are taking a hit. Years ago at the Hamptons it was not uncommon to have EIGHTY or so entries in each class, now is averaging 25 or so. She is lucky to have a good horse, nice and quiet, but no she did not do well today. The weird thing is today the classes judged the HORSE, and Sunday the RIDER was judged where she did much better!

  9. SOMEONE PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG – Jacqueline’s twitter says “she flew there the next day because they were in California filming something (meaning her and Teresa) and Teresa says she was there that day? Am I misunderstanding something?

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      Yup, you’re missing the pathetic attempt at covering up Teresa’s bullsh*t lies.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Teresa and Jacq did not coordinate their stories – someone will apologize (Jacq) for getting it wrong and they will all think we are buying their lies. Hope that helps!

      • dumberries says:

        I think this is a good example of why Danielle considers Caroline the puppet-master. Left to their own devices, T & J just look like bumbling fools. Throw in Ashley, and you have a less funny version of the 3 stooges – all bumping into one other…

  10. boston02127 says:

    (link from the last blog)
    As her reality show rivals continue to mock her financial troubles, Teresa Giudice is speaking out and clarifying what exactly went wrong.

    In a new interview with In Touch Weekly, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star recalls first being told by a lawyer that she and her husband, Joe, were $11 million in debt.

    “I was humiliated,” she tells the mag.

    Having been kept out of the loop about her husband’s business dealings, Teresa claims she had no idea they were in so much financial trouble until the lawyer said they needed to file for bankruptcy as soon as possible.

    “Joe thought things were going to get better,” she explains.

    Joe, a former successful real estate developer, explains that the bankruptcy filing had nothing to do with his wife’s excessive shopping, and was instead “almost all business” related.

    “It was tenants not paying rent, and it was a bad situation with my business partner,” who betrayed him and continues to tell lies about him, Joe claims.

    Despite what the real reasons are, Teresa’s archenemies Danielle Staub and Kim Granatell have taken great pleasure from publicly embarrassing her ordeal. According to the magazine, Kim “G” has even gone so far as to announce her plans to buy all of Teresa’s possessions when they are put up for auction — only to resell them on eBay.

    “It was so desperate,” says Teresa, who adds that there is currently no auction in the works. “I just laughed at her.”

    What isn’t a laughing matter, however, are the rumors Staub spread about Teresa’s house being in foreclosure.

    “The house was not under foreclosure,” she insists, clarifying that “it was investment properties that were under foreclosure, not my house.”

    “You don’t just tell a lie like that and walk away,” she adds. “If [Danielle] wanted to know about it so bad, she should have asked me to my face. That’s why I got mad. She lies.”

    Due to her rival’s chatter, Teresa says many people now believe that she’s about to lose her $4 million home. But really, that was never the case.

    “We haven’t lost anything yet,” Joe says, adding that their beach house still belongs to them.

    Nevertheless, Teresa says her life drastically changed after finding out about the bankruptcy. She endured many sleepless nights worrying about her future and feeling frustrated that she was unable to help.

    But more than anything, the problem became an eye-opener for Teresa, who admits that she enjoyed an extravagant “incredible” lifestyle.

    “My wedding was incredible,” she recalls. “My flowers cost $10,000, which was a lot of money ten years ago. My dress was around $10,000, my photographer, too.”

    In addition to lavish parties, trips and a $140,000 Maserati, Teresa admits to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on home furnishings and clothing for herself and their daughters: Gia, 9, Gabriella, 6, Milania, 5 and Audriana, 11 months.

    Joe has since taken over control of the couple’s finances, doing all the grocery shopping and imposing a limit on Teresa’s credit cards. The couple’s children, who used to always have brand new clothes, have even had to get used to wearing each other’s hand-me-downs.

    “Me and my husband have learned a lot from our mistakes,” Teresa says, adding that the bankruptcy has made at least one positive outcome. “It’s brought us closer together.”

    ………Joe states: “the bankruptcy filing had nothing to do with his wife’s excessive shopping, and was instead “almost all business” related”.
    If it wasn’t Teresa’s fault why has Joe taken over control of the couple’s finances, doing all the grocery shopping and imposing a limit on Teresa’s credit cards?

    ” The couple’s children, who used to always have brand new clothes, have even had to get used to wearing each other’s hand-me-downs” LOL — Poor baby Audriana, she has three more of those horrid outfits they wore on in Italy waiting for her.

    • Ellabean says:

      “Me and my husband have learned a lot from our mistakes,”

      Shooken up
      Re-renovate
      under foreclosure

      GO BACK TO SCHOOL ! Specifically – with Gia to the 4th grade.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Happy Birthday Boston!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Seriously?! So public documents are inaccurate? These two are so wrapped up in their own lies/explanations that they fail to see that very few people believe them…..
      Whatever Teresa spent was gotten through Joe’s “businesses” – and I am so sorry but these too brag too much for me to ever believe Teresa knew nothing about it. IMO, they went from a six figure income to one that bearly meets the bankruptsy threshold – but their conspicuous spending did not reflect the reduction in income to make the trustee believe them!
      So please, just because you think you can lie, don’t pretend it will be believed……stop lying and that will be the best fresh start you could ever have!

    • lillybee says:

      Wow, Joe can’t even trust Tree in the grocery store.

    • Ever notice how anyone who says something true about T&J that they don’t like are “liars?” Danielle, J’s business partner, etc. Very convenient.

    • Jennifer says:

      In new issue of life and style Teresa says she had a 10,000 dollar a month shopping habit- now tell me how it’s not her fault with that? Joe isas dumber her

  11. Sorry – I am talking about Teresa being present for the birth. Jac says she (Teresa) flew in the next day because they were in California, yet Teresa’s bravo blog say she was there that day. Again, please tell me if I am misunderstanding something, or are they not getting their stories straight?

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      no Mary – you caught her in another lie. I remember the statement from Jacq well. You’re not going crazy – Teresa IS crazy!

    • boston02127 says:

      @Mary DeGregorio–Someone else called them out on that. We just don’t know who to believe, they all lie.

    • MAMAZ says:

      No, I think you’ve got the picyure. They can’t get their stories straight.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      I don’t pretend to know the truth about this, but I think their stories are conflicting. Jac was trying to help T and has only made it worse because T has her own story to sell.

      • dumberries says:

        I love how Jaclyn snipes at Danielle and Ashley to “shut their mouths”, but she can’t every keep her’s shut. Whether she’s eating, revisiting Danielle’s past for the millionth time, revealing family secrets to outsiders, or butting into other people’s business, her mouth is the one that’s open all of the dang time!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        found it amusingly ironic that Jacq would bring up “putting your foot in your mouth” to Danielle – come on Jacq you are either putting your foot or food in your mouth! lol

        • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

          Give her a pigs foot and she could do both 🙂

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          And I don’t see it that Danielle puts her foot in her mouth. Everything that comes out of her mouth seems to be said with purpose. I don’t know why Jac would’ve said “Put your foot in your mouth” to Danielle, unless of course, Jac doesn’t know the meaning of that expression.

  12. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thank you Lynn for another excellent blog! Your numbers indicate the passion and the platform you have created for us all.

    Happy Birthday to all – celebrate and know you have many who care about you here and we are wishing you the best of the day!

    To those on the East Coast – stay safe and keep in touch!

  13. Dani says:

    Wishing both Boston and Wall St Lady a very happy birthday and a year filled with joy.

  14. kats2 says:

    Happy B-Day Boston and WSL! I hope you have an amazing day and all your B-Day wishes come true!!!!

  15. Wall St Lady says:

    Olivia I think u r on to something. I remember watching Erica Cane in 70′ when she was a teenager. She was stealing boy friends from Tara even then. When she grew up All my Children added new teens because audience love the hope of a good future for young people. Today Erica is still being Snarky & new teens are being introduced as the previous ones mature.
    BTW I have met Susan Lucci as she lives near PB. She is tiny. She is also very very gracious & charming. We can only hope Ashley too is living for the camera now & will grow up to be a lovely lady too.

    • vilzvet says:

      I really like Susan Lucci, she is always so charming when she’s on talk shows. And boy is she an inspiration on how to look well at you gracefully grow older. Does anyone think she’s had any surgery? I don’t think she has!

    • Sha2000 says:

      She’s not living in Garden City, NY any more?

      • vilzvet says:

        I believe she’s commuting to CA since the show moved there! I doubt she’s gotten rid of her Garden City home unless her husband has retired…

  16. boston02127 says:

    Have a good afternoon everyone. Thanks for the birthday wishes. 🙂

    WSW— HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥

    • Anne Jacques says:

      I put it on the previous blog, but want to wish Boston and WSL a very happy Birthday…do something fun. To all of you in the Mid-Atlantic states (I am in FLA) it is time to batten down the hatches. Stay safe. You are in my prayers.

      • anniieee says:

        wow..new laptop at school… registered with my real name..will be back as Anniieee tomorrow… sorry for any confusion.

  17. MAMAZ says:

    Teresa’s behavior at the reunion was horrific. No question she has an anger managment problem.
    BUT…
    I think Danielle’s remark about the nephew is a perfect example of how she operates. With rumours and innuendo.

    Remember how appalled we all were when Susan Saunders aka Jill Zarin called A. Chandler antisemitic? Even though nobody actually believed she was. Danielle’s comment has started or perpetuated a rumour that Teresa won’t acknowledge her nephew because his mother is African American. The blogs are on fire with comments about Teresa being a racist. Reality Tea added an update to their story stating that Teresa’s SIL is NOT African American but Italian like Teresa. It was totally ignored by their commenters who continued the Teresa as a racist rants.

    There is nothing to indicate that Teresa is a racist. She hasn’t made any racist statements on the show or any interview I’ve read. But people want to believe it because they hate Teresa.
    I don’t like Teresa because she is financially irresponsible, ill mannered, loud and on the crazy end of the angry spectrum. But it’s no more fair for us to label her a racist than it was for Jill to call A. Chandler antisemitic.

    But people will still see her that way. Danielle’s work is done. Or worse yet, it probably isn’t. I’m guessing Teresa and the rest of the NJ Housewives will be the focus of Danielle’s venom for years to come.

    • dumberries says:

      @MAMAZ, you may be right – Danielle may have been looking to start a slew of internet rumors and speculation. I don’t think she could have known that people would go so far as to perpetuate the family racism story when she threw out the “nephew” comment. It’s way too easy to prove the family members’ heritage. I think Danielle either talked to the SIL who despises Teresa and found out that Teresa didn’t visit, or that Danielle was picking the wound of the long-swirling rumors about Joe having a mistress (who has a young son). Either way, why the heck did Jaclyn bring up about Danielle not congratulating her on the birth of her son? Who cares – it was as dumb as the remarks about a fertility bracelet from Dina being more responsible for J’s pregnancy than Danielle introducing her to a fertility doctor. They keep throwing out old insignificant acts to show that Danielle is a crazy liar. We know already! They need to tell us the big stuff or keep their traps shut; they keep opening the door for Danielle and she keeps walking right through it. Unless, things like the baby acknowledgment really are the terrible acts Danielle has committed (how many times has it come up already?). Could they all be that petty and overly sensitive?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        They know that Danielle knows tings…..what exactly does she know and what is she going to do with it is what causes the other wives to be on guard…..plus Danielle knows that so I give her leverage points. Don’t like her, don’t like any of them and truly don’t care if they sling snark, innuendos or poo at each other – they signed up for it!

        • dumberries says:

          I totally agree Windy. I just find it almost incomprehensible that Caroline, Teresa and Jaclyn are so easily baited.. Danielle knows how to play them much better than they play her, imo…

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      While I agree that I think caution should always be used when there is an allegation of racism and/or antisemitism I would argue that there has been signs of racism in the Guidice household.

      The comment that Gia made about Jewish men was very suggestive- abet I am sure she probably heard it from her father.

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        I have watched that episode a couple of times now, and I honestly do not think it was anti-semetic. She says she doesn’t want to marry a Jewish boy, and the camera cuts quickly, but she is making curly hair signs on each side of her face with her fingers. She is 8 and was saying she did not want to marry a boy with curling long hair on the sides of his face. (ie hacidic curls) not that she hates Jewish boys. (When I was 8 I could not imagine marrying a man with a moustache–thought it was beyond gross to have facial hair!) She is saying something to the effect of “They have those curls” as the camera cuts away from her. you have to listen for it, because her mouthy mom is screaming over the top of her and her lovely father is yelling at her mother at the same time. If you look closely you can see it is the hair she is not loving, not the people.
        ……….Unless that is why they have so many hair bows, maybe they are prejudice against curly hair? So they straighten and conceal with the big head coverings? LOL

    • Quincy IL says:

      Someone’s mafiia could be planting anonymous stories on the net too. Danielle may have planned all of this.

      • MAMAZ says:

        I don’t think Gia’s comment was racist. She was talking about the curls Hasidic men wear. She didn’t want to marry a man who wears those curls. Her comment was uniformed, she thinks all Jewish men are Hasidic. But heck she was only 6 when she made the comment.

  18. Wall St Lady says:

    Thanks friends for the
    Birthday wishes !
    I am having hot waffles drenched w/real Maple Syrup (usually have diet) a bloody Mary & WSM.
    We r going to stay in bed (possible Hanky Panky) & watch Old movies on TCM. Lunch will b fab delivered Indian Food.
    There will b no fake rings in the food as I could never have a more beloved ring than my original engagement ring.
    WSM is very happy I have a new hobby & he was floored to see my birthday wishes. He days I laugh a lot more because of U !
    So Thank U again
    Big Kiss !

    • MAMAZ says:

      Sounds wonderful! I love Indian food.
      But *sigh* lunch break is over. Brown bagged it today. Back to work.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Can we all come over and snuggle in bed with you?

      I think we should all pick a fabulous salon and spa and meet up for a LynnNChicago day of beauty, relaxation, and gabfest. Mani-pedis, keratins, cuts, color, fillers for everyone. WITH GALLONS AND GALLONS OF SGM and Pinot Grigio. We can run HoWife episodes and pick them apart scene-by-scene. We can do HoWife impressions and have prizes. And toast our hostess with the mostest, Lynn A. Hudson!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Birthday wishes to you and to Boston. Enjoy the day!!!

  19. Ellabean says:

    Just saw this comment on NY Mag reunion recap- too funny:

    “WHO in their right mind spent $$$ on T’s cookbook? I would have asked her to spell tagliatelle for a good laugh.”

  20. buffywood says:

    Interesting fact in regards to the Giudice’s still “owning” the two houses. From what I’ve read within ONLY valid sources (official banruptcy filing and the Country Property records), they are upside down in BOTH properties. If I rember correctly, just after the filings they attempted to give the beach property back to the bank but the bank must have rejected the offer if they are claiming they still have it. It was in excess of $200,000 “short”.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Banks don’t like to take back property that is “mortaged well beyond it’s assessed value” – so maybe it is still hanging out there because the trustee hasn’t gotten the muliple mortgage holders to agree on who gets what in terms of property or loan repayment.
      Does anyone know how long it took Peter Guidice to complete his record breaking bankruptsy………..

  21. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    Happy Birthday to Wall St. Lady, our resident “guide to the glamorous life” and to my fantasy daughter in law, Boston! Happy future birthday to the rest of you virgo’s coming up! This Cancer Crab has let you all into her tough shell, and is the better for having done so! I send up a quick prayer of thanks for the gift of you ladies (and men) who come here and make up this little family that is growing every day. You brighten my world and make me think, Thank you for that!

    • Quincy IL says:

      LOL… Gosh, I thought I was glamorous. I shovel manure every day. LOL..

      No, I think WSL had the most interesting friends and experiences on the board. I love everyone, but she’s gone to Zarin fabrics.

      Plus, it’s her birthday. Boston and WSL are the the most interesting!

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        See, now, I think I have the most amazing friends in the world–mostly because I count all of you among them now!

  22. Had Enough! says:

    WSL and Boston – this board has wisdom and beauty on all ends of the spectrum and in between. Happy birthday to our girls!

  23. jennifer says:

    Do you acknowledge your nephew?” are the words uttered by Danielle, obviously meant to get a reaction out of Teresa. “Yes of course I did,” calmly replied Teresa before giving us a delayed reaction by going into an extreme rage! “Do not bring up my family!” screamed out a very angry Teresa. “You bitch, you f*cking bitch,you piece of sh*t, you motherf*cker,” were the words of Teresa

    Ok- I did not realize Teresa actually responded before flipping out- makes me think again it was on purpose or she thought Danielle meant actually nephew but then realized she meant “nephew aka Joe’s love child”

  24. Adgirl says:

    I think Rodger should get his head screwed on straight about having a baby with Rachel. It’s just selfish to have a baby who’s mother is so unavailable and who travels constantly. If she is resisting, it is for the right reasons – she can’t and won’t make time in her life for the extreme amount of attention a baby needs.
    If Rodger is serious about wanting a family he should accept that Rachel is not the mothering type and her career does not lend it self to parenting. If he wants to adopt and be the stay at home parent that might work …

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Rodger is a whinner…..he is on the show because her business eclipsed his and this may be the only way to spend time with her. He is hard to watch because he doesn’t like fashion or see the industry the way his wife does. After the anniversary episode it is apparent that he wants a different life than Rachel and someone is going to have to compromise significantly if this marriage is to survive.

      • Zoey says:

        I don’t know, although I’m not a fan of Rodger’s one way or another, and I think he wears too many accessories, I think he seems pretty patient with all of this fashion nonsense. I do think he should stop pushing her into having a child since she at least knows what her priorities are, and work seems to be it.

        Besides, I wonder if she could even get pregnant, with her being so thin. I saw a pic of her in a bikini last week (just from the waist up) and it was disturbing. I thought you could never be too rich or too thin- well I was wrong!

  25. Wall St Lady says:

    Duchess besides WSM who is Leo all the most important loves of my life r Cancer.

    U guys would laugh. WSM is just as busy on his BB as I am on mine. We have matching PJs w/ pockets for our BB. So we r mutually ignoring what the other is doing even though our arms r touching !

  26. skinnygirl2b says:

    Well, now that I know it matters if I give my two cents ( and yes I know that its probably not worth that – you guys are far more sharp with your comments) every time.

    Regarding the RHONJ Reunion Pt1: Did anyone notice that when Caroline was talking about her skin and that she shaves her face, she made a comment that she doesn’t have a face of an ape – the camera’s pans to Teresa and she doesn’t seem to look too happy that Caroline used that word? LOL.

  27. lillybee says:

    Happy birthday to all our birthday gals.

  28. error404 says:

    My Flipping Out! recap

    http://sixpondmeadow.com/10520/?p=2915

    hope you enjoy it!

    • dumberries says:

      Great recap – I wish Jeff would read your blog. I generally like him and think he has a good heart, but he needs some guidance in getting it out. Also agreed about him sometimes missing the historical design significance (but, as you pointed out, not his real expertise).
      BTW: I posted a comment on your site; it seem to have appeared but I got an error message about not having the requested security code. I just closed the window.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I just saw he sent a funny tweet to @bravoAndy, something about him having a headache because Zolia was walking around singing Katy Perry : )

        Zolia cracks me up!

    • JazzNightOut says:

      I also loved his comments on the baby’s ‘unibrow.’ He makes me laugh like Bethenny does. Still laughing during the commercials.

  29. Hoping for the best for you East Coasters with the hurricane! And Happy Birthday to Boston & WSL! 🙂 May you both have a wonderful day & many many more years to come & dish the chisme on Lynn’s blog. 🙂

    As for Rachel, I so want to ring Roger’s clue phone about having a baby with her. Dude, it is so not going to happen. You gave her negligee & a barbie doll for your anniversary & which one did she *DIE* for? The Barbie Doll.

    • Zoey says:

      Yeah, good point. I wonder what the deal is with that. Roger with a ‘d’ said she used to rock the French maid outfit with fishnets, or something like that, and now she seems very prudish. Something has changed….

  30. jennifer says:

    Lynn- Awesome blog but just to clarify RZ lost the dress because other stylists get them for their clients and in certain instances those clients trump Demi/Cameron….for example Marchasa wanted their gown on the Academy Award winning and nominated acctress Sandra Bullock not Cameron or Demi hence why RZ lost it when Sandra’s plp proba asked for it too…. Secondly these dresses are leant they do not stay in RZ’s show room they are returned to the designer who usually sells them to high payign bidders or on their own showroom floor…….Not sure what you meant by designers giving them to plp on runways….what runways? These gowns are already on the runways for the designers shows…..

    Sorry if this sounds harsh I really don’t mean it to be. Love the blogs always!

    • ramona_coaster says:

      That makes sense. I’m sure any designer would want their dress on an Academy Award nominee (at the time) than presenters. I’m sure Rachel would’ve gotten the dress if she was dressing Sandra or another nominee.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Wow, every single piece in the Alberta Ferretti were knockouts!

        If I had one I’d wear it to this blog, lol!

      • Sha2000 says:

        Wow, every single piece in the Alberta Ferretti show were knockouts!

        If I had one I’d wear it to this blog, lol!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      What I meant was they will hang in RZ’s showroom DURING the Academy Awards rather than being on a person on the red carpet. Meaning the dress would never be seen at the Oscars. I didn’t mean that they would hang there forever. I never said they gave them to people on the runway.

      I believe I DID say that the gown was on Sandra Bullock.

      • Jennifer says:

        Oh ok- sorry ….. Really wasn’t meant to be harsh (from me) I get what you’re saying now and yes I saw the Sandra part u wrote. Sorry was trying to be helpful, but obviously wasn’t. I’ve been reading your blogs for awhile and really liked them but feel a bit put off by your response to me so sorry if I offended

  31. error404 says:

    Re; Rachel Zoe

    Finally in Season 3 she brings it. She’s been working with A list celebs for years, but it took till S3 to get any of them to appear on the show. Last year we had a sort of compromise when Deb Messing did a talking head. Demi was kinda sorta “caught on camera” this season, as was Julienne but Gwen Stefani and Kate Hudson really brought it.

    Roger seems more serious about the baby stuff this episode, as well as showing more annoyance. I think at one point he actually said something like “I’m getting sick of it”… so which will happen first, diapers or divorce?

  32. RIerinFL says:

    Happy Birthday Wall St Lady and Boston! Virgos rock! (I’m partial since I’m 9/20)
    Great blog as always Lynn.

    I have been away for a little while and am still catching up. I’m supposed to be somewhere now but I just HAD to check in here. I was having some serious withdrawals.

    I’m glad to see that I am not the only person who was mortified watching the NJ reunion. I’m not a fan of Dirty D but NOONE should be treated the way she was treated. The other three behaved so classless, especially Teresa, that I have a difficult time remembering that D is supposed to be the bad one.
    My father always said, “Your actions speak louder than words”. He was right. Teresa is trash.
    What further infuriates me is the fact that Teresa is still lying and doesn’t take any responsibility for anything. Aint she nice? I want to see her “nicely” paying for her and Joes actions. (Even shoving Andy was brushed off and she hasn’t had to pay in any way. She’ll probably even get a raise.)

  33. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Happy Birthday ladies! Wishing all fellow Virgos have a wonderful birthday this month. I too am a Virgo, September 19th. Can’t wait. In our family we switch the numbered candles around… 15 becomes 51, 42 becomes 24 etc. It’s silly but the pics are great fun!

    Are you snearious? Theresa seems to be asking for a raise all by herself. She, it seems, isn’t doing the FRIENDS bargaining pact. The articles say she wants a raise as she’s bringing in the ratings, even though her castmates also want raises. I would love, love, love it IF they did give Theresa her requested raise, and shafted Caroline and JacbeSimple by only giving a 1k raise. I think then we’ll see the gloves come off ClownyCaroline then. In a perfect world BRAVO would tell these women buh bye, and replace them all, but causing a controversy within the cast about salary would work well also.
    When these folks threaten to leave, I wonder do their contracts have a non-compete clause worked in. Business folks have signed contracts saying they’ll not work in the same field for a certain time frame. Wouldn’t BRAVO keep these women tightly under contract, that IF they left to do other shows they could be sued? I think so.

    Snooki was offered many dating shows by various networks and she said she couldn’t as she was “MTV’s Baby”. Also Snooki did the FRIENDS bargaining on season 2, where everyone got 10k, but for season 3, she held out for more and got 30k an episode. I guess she felt, as the most popular one, who needs FRIENDS when you can have money. Maybe Theresa is feeling the same way, as she is the driver and tosser of people under the bus!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Teresa’s family is money, the more the better! It comes before her family, it comes before her castmates – maybe Bravo will not cave to her demands and she will take what they offer because she will not walk away from money!

  34. Wall St Lady says:

    Susan probably has 2 homes & is in PB area in the winter. Unlike ill Z ,real socialites r only in Fla.during “The Season”.

    I am pretty sure Susan has had a nip & a tuck.I have to say again gosh she is gracious !

    • Sha2000 says:

      Yes, everyone says good things about Susan Lucci. I did meet AMC actress Ruth Warrick (aka Phoebe Wallingford nee Tyler and Matthews on the show) long, long, long ago when I was a very young sales girl @ Saks (flagship), She was also very gracious & polite. And I met the British actress who played Myrtel Fargate (funny how I remember these names haven’t watched in a kazillion years!) ; also very nice. We had quite a number of soap stars & celebrities come in which made fun to be at work. I worked at SFA & prior to that Henri Bendel so a lot of known people came in. The most interesting was Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen (gone with the wind); everyone in our dept. knew her because she was a former employee @ at SFA & she worked in the back sewing alterations on the bras, before my time there. She was paid the basic rate at the time when she made Gone w/the wind & there were no such things a residual payment, so she worked at Saks. Everyone loved her & she did seem very sweet! Well I went off on a tangent, sorry!

      • Butters'Mom says:

        I met Ruth Warwick several times. She was my Middle School band director’s mother! She came to our school many times and I was a band geek and hugh AMC fan. She was class personified. A wonderful, kind woman and very much an old Hollywood personality!

  35. Wall St Lady says:

    Sha2000 I should have known u r a debater ! U probably don’t know it but u measure each word & make a perfect cake. U remind me of Mc Arthur Park (WSL singing loudly out of tune)

    WSM & I had a deep belly laugh over telling ur kids u were 87 so they would think u look good for ur age ! LOL

  36. Wall St Lady says:

    Jazznightout. Did u know that Ellabean is in honor of Duke Ellington ? Bob Evans is my favorite. How about u ?

    • Ellabean says:

      Lol ! You almost had it WSL – “Ella” is named after Ella Fitzgerald. But we do love the Duke too. Have you ever heard his original composition “Single Petal Of A Rose”. Not well known – but so beautiful.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Ellington, Bassie, LadyDay, all the Big Bands, but I love Wynton Marsalis contemporarily. Saw him live in Canada where I sat right over the band and he played and spoke directly to us. I love the Big Band and 40s era!

  37. vgirl511 says:

    Direct quote from Teresa’s blog:

    “When we were talking about Danielle not even acknowledging the birth of Jacqueline’s new baby Nicholas – which is part of the show – Danielle jumped in and accused me of not acknowledging my own new nephew. Did you see my face, how confused I was? At first, I had no idea what she was talking about because I WAS there and my 90,000 Twitter followers were kind of at the hospital with me that day too. But then I realized what she was saying – that she had been digging around my extended family and trying to find dirt on me and defame them. And I just had it. I will not stand for that (or sit still anyway).”

    I don’t believe this story for a few reasons…..first of all, I cannot believe that at that very moment Teresa figured out that Danielle was digging around her extended family. Isn’t this one of the things that the Manzo/Giudice/Laurita clan has been accusing Danielle of doing the whole season? But she claims she just figured it out that second, and that is why she went ballistic? Also, Teresa claims in her blog she was at the hospital when her nephew was born, and he is perfect and beautiful and they are blessed to have him in their family. If everything is lollipops and unicorns with her extended family, why would Danielle making that comment even lead Teresa to think that Danielle was digging for dirt?

    Teresa also states “When I am attacked, I attack back. I have never gone after her first.” Is she for real when she says this? She started with Danielle at the reunion right out of the gate!

    I also can’t stand the way Jacqueline and Caroline are always making excuses and trying to explain away Teresa’s behavior. I have to say, Caroline is loyal if she is anything, trying to make people believe that Teresa only acts like an animal when Danielle is involved.

    I am not a Danielle fan, but I actually think I dislike Teresa more.

    Happy Birthday Boston and WSL!!

    Boston, I read your posts, and I have to say, I have an 11yr old daughter and if she grows up to be anything like you I will be one proud momma!

    • Either Teresa cannot control herself, wants all the attention for herself, and/or there is more to that statement than is already out in public. “Have you acknowledged your nephew?” isn’t exactly “fighting words,” & even if Danielle was suggesting that Juicy was showing affection for some other woman’s chuckie, T’s reaction was way out of line. She wasn’t being threatened, her children weren’t being threatened. She was completely out of line & out of control with all that flying around the room &, ffs, grunting like a pig (which I just had to LOL at because by that point, she was so OTT, she was ridiculous).

  38. Butters'Mom says:

    OK, just read the comments on Bravo directed to T blog. Almost all are sooooo positive and those that are not are very mild. Who is Bravo kidding? I refuse to believe that there are no negative comments calling out the she beast.

    • dumberries says:

      @Butter’sMom,
      There is a pattern I’ve noticed with the Bravo blog comments. The first set of posted comments are almost all glowing, with a few negative ones thrown in for good measure. The next day, they post some scathing comments all in a row, with a couple of glowing comments in between – then back to all the glowing ones. I agree with you, there’s no way it’s random posting. It’s a marketing strategy, imo… How can almost every comment about Teresa elsewhere on the internet be negative, but the vast majority of the Bravo comments are positive?

      • Butters'Mom says:

        I never noticed the pattern. Thanks for pointing it out. It is why I come here and even though we don’t always agree at least it is real. BTW I had found this sight because it was referenced on that pitiful Alex hate blog and I adore Alex. I figured if that blog was ragging on this one…this was the one I wanted to be on.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Also, no one works the Bravo blogs on the weekends.

  39. Kelly-Has-Big-Shoulders says:

    Happy Birthday Girls!!

  40. error404 says:

    RE: Rachel Zoe

    I wrote this whole long comment just to have it evaporate into the eathernet when I posted. Grr…

    Anywho, in a nutshell:

    – Season 3 and FINALLY she’s got some celebs to appear on the show!

    – I wonder which will come first, diapers or divorce?

    • Butters'Mom says:

      Divorce of course. RZ will not be able to get pregnant even if she wanted to. You have to menstruate to conceive and someone that thin cannot possibly be having periods. Julianna Rancic was told by her doctor to gain weight to get pregnant and she is “fat” compared to RZ.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      WOW Vichy-ssoise i.e. Vicious. Yet true. She couldn’t be farther from motherhood, yet her husband is so ready. This could be a deal breaker that should have been discussed long ago. Forget motherhood, she looked like a bag lady(homeless) with that feathered jacket, big hat and jowly cheeks. She may be a cougar, because she looks much older than her husband. If she isn’t a cougar per se, she is definitely not aging gracefully. WOW to me too! LOL

  41. Wall St Lady says:

    Thank u for Bday wishes !

    Vgirl. 90 000 twitter followers ? Can someone tweet Trasha & tell her that many of her “followers” r people who want to see the stupid things she says or catch her lies fresh out of her tuna breath mouth via her paws.

  42. Wall St Lady says:

    What happened to Trasha’s debut on the Today Show ? I hope I didn’t miss it ? Please tweet Trasha & ask her 4 me.

  43. Wall St Lady says:

    Sha2000 I am the queen of tangent. But they egg me on 🙂
    I loved hearing about Prissy “Why Miss Scarlet I know everything b’t birthing babies”

    • Ellabean says:

      Butterfly McQueen ! (hey that would be a good screen name!)

      Now don’t go tearing down any drapes to make a ball gown!

  44. MickeyMouth says:

    Apparently it’s Rachel Zoe and Padma Lakshmi’s Birthdays today as well.

  45. Wall St Lady says:

    RIerinFL U were missed. Glad u r back. Squirrels left the board.

    • RIerinFL says:

      Thanks!
      Squirrels left? Left or went on vacation?
      Tell me it’s not so. It is like losing family.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I fear gone for good.

        • RIerinFL says:

          WTH? If it isn’t asking too much, may I ask what happened?

          • Quincy IL says:

            Squirrels has a son with a genetic disorder and the guest blogger uses inappropriate words.

            This is Lynn’s blog. The guest blogger is Lynn’s friend. While I agree with Squirrels, I understand that some people are insensitive at times. I read here that there were some twitters from the guest stating that she wanted to incite a dispute here. That, of course, failed.

            There were some insults to Christian members of the board and pearl wearing members, but it was taken in stride by our members.

            Again, we have to respect Lynn. I believe that we should also be kind to the guest blogger as she is a person too.

            We should not behave in the manner of the Jill Zarins or the Teresa Guidices of this world.

            We love Squirrels and if she ever comes back we will rejoice together.

            • dumberries says:

              So well put and thoughtful, as usual Quincy. I miss Squirrels too, but I respect whatever she decides to do. She received an outpouring of love and knows we will rejoice if she decides to return.

  46. Butters'Mom says:

    Does anyone know hold old RZ is? She has all those wrinkles around her mouth and looks to be mid 50’s It confuses me. Gee can you tell she irrates the hell out of me?

    • Butters'Mom says:

      Who would pay to see her?

    • lillybee says:

      Lol, poor Jill. Things are not going her way these days.

      • vilzvet says:

        That reminds me of a comment Jacqueline made at the reunion…when Teresa’s financial struggles were revealed, “She went right to work doing appearances”…most of them book-related I would think. So now we know that these zillions of book signings she is doing at ridiculous sites like salons and little boutiques are well-compensated. Joe’s making pizza, and Teresa is signing autographs for her fabulous fans. One guess who is watching the kids. Didn’t she tweet she is going to Vegas soon? Nice “work” if you can get it!

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      $25 to $50 per ticket?!? If I were to spend that kind of money on a ticket, it would be to see my first love, Rick Springfield!

      • dumberries says:

        Lol! Rick Springfield guest starred on “Californication” last season (Showtime). He still looks good…

      • jillz68 says:

        Another Rick fan?! I have seen him 4 times in concert, 3 of which were at the county fair. He puts on a great show!

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          Did you know Rick Springfiled has his autobiography coming out in October? He also has a cruise every year in November. I would LOVE to go on that cruise! I am a little afraid to read his book, because I might find out he is actually only *gulp* human. (i prefer him on a pedastal)

  47. Nantango says:

    I think the New Jersey ‘ladies’ could use a little refinement. I suggest they start here with this finishing school:

    And what IS the feminine equivalent of ‘thug’? Thugette?

  48. Amber...Real Wife says:

    A few believe the “nephew” is actually a nephew, son to TrasheyTrees brother. Others believe the “nephew is the love child of Jizzy and his blonde mistress. I think it could be either. LOL Way to make a choice huh? No matter which it is TMAN went ballistic and wanted to draw blood. Danielle’s blood. She raged and was heard to say “I wanna know who she’s talking to!”. So whichever option is true, she’s angry that Danielle has access to someone that is giving her dirt.

    Someone posted that it is tradition for the Italian husband to have gumars, but the wife is respected and no children come out of those relationships. Well, times they are a changing, because besides mistakes, some women play for keeps. Although we don’t find him irresistable, like he cares lol, some women in that town wouldn’t mind having him and letting him support her. But most of us agree, that even if Juicemeister isn’t the father, he is probably having an affair.

    Clues that Barney Rubble is stepping out on the Cavewoman. Roll the tape please!

    1. He Hates Trees Guts. FUGGEDABOUT IT! Happy Wife Happy Life MY ASS!

    2. She is constantly talking of needing, wanting, and having sex. For what? Why?

    3. She is trying to tire him, so he won’t be able to have outside sex. YEAH RIGHT!!!

    4. He was hateful and obnoxious on the Italy trip. Resentful he couldn’t see mistress?

    5. Yelling at her and the kids, blowing up over everything, with reason and without.

    6. Always late, working late, driving late, WTF.

    Feel free to add your clues

  49. Congrats on the blog stats Lynn! Did u hear the rumors that Teresa’s sister in law is going to be the next RH? I just wrote a blog on it.
    And Teresa is asking for “Jersey Shore” money. She’s probably jealous that their show is more popular than her’s and thats why she talked shit about them at the reunion. Pure jealousy.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      say what???

      hmmm…wow- if it’s her son that Danielle was referring to.

      Is this the wife of the Joe’s brother that did the exact same bankruptcy thing to his house too?

    • dumberries says:

      Just read your blog – interesting. I wonder how accurate that TMZ report is. Well, we know they’ve gotta bring in someone to spice things up if Danielle is really leaving – may as well be the sister-in-law. The fact that she despises Teresa makes me like her already!

    • According to my “sources” (that are not confirmed btw), she is Teresa’s brother’s wife and the mother of the nephew that was brought up at the reunion.
      One person told me that contracts aren’t signed yet, and another said that they are signed and that the people in the family’s life have already signed wavers for appearing in some of the episodes.
      I asked about the “Tara” rumors. No one had any information on that but apparently it’s no secret that the marriage isn’t doing so well. But that was obvious from watching the show.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      “Did u hear the rumors that Teresa’s sister in law is going to be the next RH? I just wrote a blog on it.”

      You are a hoot, and your blog is so funny.

  50. TLM says:

    Ok, opinions… who is most likely to be the last one standing in a fight, Danielle (who took boxing lessons), Kelly (who allegedly beat up her ex), or Teresa (threw Andy into his chair and tossed Chris Manzo across a room)?? I am on the fence!

    • RIerinFL says:

      I say Trashy T because she has anger management issues and can’t control herself. Ya know- she’s bat shit crazy!

      • Need a Hobby says:

        T. She’s scrappy, appears fairly physically nourished with mass and energy, and once she commits & gets into the zone (aka mad dog rage), she’s in for good and wouldn’t stop till it was over. It wouldn’t be pretty.

        D’s a manipulator, talks & acts big, but she herself is not willing to put her own skin on the line.

        Kiki’s can throw a punch to a man (lucky for her) who wouldn’t hit back. But she’d out of her league with someone who would be all “grr snort grr.” She’d be all “eek, ow, eek” and would run into traffic to get away. Well she runs in traffic anyway, so she’d know that she’d stand a better chance with NYC cabbies than with Mad Dog Tree .

    • boston02127 says:

      Kelly. She use to be a man so she’s probably stronger.
      T would be dumb and wear earrings, hair down and heels. Easy pick off.
      Danielle weighs 90 lbs. She’s probably run. She wouldn’t want to damage her pretty (cough) face.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      When Danielle had her boxing lesson – she executed the move when attacked from behind with no hesitation…..and she didn’t stop with the throat move, she added the groin one as well. So she has been schooling in martial arts.
      Teresa has brute force but no telling what would happen if someone landed a good punch back – she doesn’t seem too coordinated. Kelly wouldn’t understand the concept of this type of fighting so she would be gone immediately. Money on Danielle.

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        Teresa is a mouthy hair puller. She is a slapper. One punch and she is down. Stereotypical “girly” fighter. Daniel will pistol whip a biotch quick. She already has. Besides, if she started to loose Frodo and his pack of wanna be’s would jump in to “have her back”, although maybe not since she is now denying they were ever friends. Hmmmmm……

        • sweet pea says:

          I agree with Duchess. T is loud and agressive but with no follow up. She counts on people “pulling her back”. I think if push came to shove, D could pull it out. Her sissiness was all for show and sympathy for the cameras. Still don’t like either of them.

        • Zoey says:

          You all are so funny. I was sure I’d vote Hairy-T but after that’s a good argument for Scary-D. D has tactics and skills so the only way T could win is if she picked up Andy and used him as a weapon.

  51. RIerinFL says:

    Wall St Lady
    Are you still on?

  52. zoekayla says:

    Just got on for the day…my daughter turns 30 today. Happy b-day to all those Virgos out there from a Leo. The day she was born was Labor Day (I took that holiday seriously!). She loves a national holiday every few years on her day.
    I’m going back up to the top and catch up as quickly as possible…
    I read on TMZ about Big T demanding more money and wanting a bigger piece of the Bravo pie. I guess she’ll get it – there seems to be no consequences for her…ever. I wince every time I hear her shrill, grammatically challenged voice, and see her cocking her head in contempt as she extols her life and belittles anyone she perceives (however dimly) as a threat to her crumbling facade.
    According to Carolyn, T’s behavior the other night was the worst of it in terms of confrontation. Of course, I don’t look to her for any quality judgement either.
    I think one reason why Teresa “blew” is that she has become so used to getting by and not having her or her “family” answer to authorities or the community in general. It must be bewildering to recognize the jig is up…we could see those cogs clunking into place as the words meshed with her view of Danielle’s raised eyebrow.
    I also think Danielle had the upper hand because she has had to answer for things all of her adult life and is capable of maintaining control in order to figure out her next move. I’m not saying I approve of all that she has done (I do not like judging her for some reason – perhaps because her cast members were so quick to do so), just that she has more upstairs by virtue of her life experiences than Teresa will ever accumulate. I also believe that Danielle is not as tough as she would like us to believe. I think she is very wounded by her succession of poor choices – leaving her with very few options for making her way in the world, as she sees it. I also believe that she loves her daughters deeply and genuinely; not as dress-up dolls (T) or as lost causes (J).
    I love this blog and Lynn for creating this open, respectful community. I know things get hairy occasionally, but we all come through to the other side. I am always sorry to see folks drop off, but everyone has to make their own decision about how and why this blog fits into their life. For me, right now, it is a refuge that I look to every day for support (sometimes vicariously).
    Love y’all from Austin, Texas!

    • Quincy IL says:

      I know the librarian for a large elementary school in Austin. I hear great things about the city.

      • zoekayla says:

        It’s a nice city, very laid-back and progressive. I am also a career educator.
        Central Texas has many great places to visit – Hill Country bed/breakfasts and antique stores, San Antonio with it’s incredible food and NBA SPURS (Go, Spurs, Go), and Austin with the live music and overall fun quotient (Keep Austin Weird). Come on down!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Liking your take on Danielle – it is so much about the choices you make and the consequences for them. Her life hasn’t been an easy one and she has tried to own it. I can’t judge her because my life is very different but I don’t have to like her either. This season was 3 and sometimes more against 1 and that is not easy to watch or condone…..

    • Zoey says:

      Happy Birthday to all of you with birthdays! Any Scorpios out there?

  53. Wall St Lady says:

    Florida I am back after a nap 🙂

  54. WindyCityWondering says:

    After reading the blogs and comments on Bravo I call bullshit! No way anyone can approve of Teresa’s behavior or language at the reunion part one……she started off with her foul mouth, name calling and insults, which obviously didn’t work because Danielle remained calm. She wasn’t attacked, she didn’t even get “it” right away and then she went from zero to sixty and refused to calm down when told to do so.

    • dumberries says:

      Kinda makes me wonder what would have happened if there weren’t so many people and bodyguards at the country club. Same type of situation. Teresa starts it by saying she lives in a $5 million house (knowing Danielle has to sell her’s), Danielle says she heard it’s in foreclosure, and Teresa’s starts to chase her down like a mad dog. Maybe Danielle isn’t as paranoid as I originally thought…

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Teresa wants to make her mark and unfortunately Danielle was the target! She flipped a table for no reason because the conversation wasn’t about her. She started the country club riot because she wanted to steal the scene. Screw family, screw sage advice from Caroline or a don’t do it from her friend – Teresa wants to be the star! Crash! Boom! Bang!

    • kk says:

      Like supports like. someone who is not kicked off of Bravo Message boards should post that.

  55. Wall St Lady says:

    Drums Roll

    I just spoke to the Trasha. Juicy’s Trustee : John. He read the letter & appreciated it. He confirmed there is no beach house to have cuz its in a negative / underwater $200 000. He laughed when I told him Juicy said they still have the beach house also mentioned that they claim there is no auction & said it was up in the air. He is
    working on several other cases but he but he believes he will release some big news on the case in about 10 days. He thanked me for our support & assured me he wasn’t afraid of Trasha. I fibbed a little & said had been joking because on the show she pushed her boss & he chuckled again. I closed by telling him we support u & know u have a tough job & although Mr & Mrs. G r slippery we hope justice will b done. He said he is working on it & thank u for ur support.
    Mission accomplished !

    Hmmm 10 days. Sept. 10ish

    • Blue Sky says:

      Wow! Keep up the connection WSL. It looks like the trustee is going to have lots of hard work to nail the grifter giudices. He just has to find the proof of their fraud. Did you see on the last blog, a comment by someone who knows the family, that Joe’s brother did the same thing? Overspent, then declared bankruptcy. I suspected all along that was juicy’s game, to steal all they could. He sure seems to know how to “game the system.”

      And happy birthday to you & Boston, and all the Virgos Sept. birthdays coming up! Enjoy your birthday(s).

    • kk says:

      thank you

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Ooooo, interesting. Waiting for the poop to hit the fan. The Giudice’s think that they are going to get away with making all these statements, but having something contradictory on their bankruptcy paper work i.e. beach house, etc.

    • kk says:

      Does he know all the stuff T said on the show that they owned jewelry, house in Italy, etc.? Or his dad giving joe money and not paying gift tax?

  56. Adgirl says:

    Rodger and Jeff Lewis should make a baby together. Look! I have two daddies!

  57. siennarose says:

    Lynn,
    Meant to tell you the other day, I love that ugly picture of JZ on your banner…haha

  58. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet—-Getting a manicure/ pedicure after going to PINK and got Sea some fun panties for school

    This is so wrong. Why would she tweet this information?

    • Ellabean says:

      So so so wrong. oy veh. Also another example of how she has nothing important to say – so she blabs about anything. Not dissing the daughter.

      Thursday Tweet: today the sun ‘shoned’ on me. & I breathed air.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Real, authentic moms know you don’t talk about your children’s underwear shopping ever! It’s a rule!

    • dumberries says:

      Talk about lack of protective maternal instincts. Poor Sea, how embarrassing. I hope the bad twitter element restrains itself from this bone Kiki just threw them.

      Happy Birthday again Boston – hope you don’t have to study too hard on your special day…

    • Quincy IL says:

      This is an awful tweet. Kelly is a horrible mother.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        So should she tell her daughters that she is an inapproiate mother because she doesn’t respect their boundries or feelings?

        • vilzvet says:

          She left out how poorly she did at the horse show today. But mentioning underwear is okay?? Yikes! She truly has nothing better to do.

  59. MAMAZ says:

    I have to comment on the supposed tradition Italians have for mistresses.
    Yes, Mafia guys apparently had their Goomahs but it is in no way any more acceptable for an Italian man to have someone on the side than it is for any other nationality. If Italian men were the only ones that cheated it would be pretty easy to avoid that particular martial pitfall. Just don’t marry an Italian. Sadly many women have been cheated on by their non Italian husbands. Talking about Joe’s indiscretions real or imagined being somehow sanctioned by virtue of his heritage is offensive. It perpetuates a stereotype.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Sasquatch tweets that her biggest role model is Kristen Wig. Assuming she meant Kristen Wiig, well that means her biggest role model is an actress on Saturday Night Live.

      Translator, please? Not that there is anything wrong with Kristen Wiig, but why would she be a role model for anyone?

      • I’m glad you brought that up. Although there were some parts on The Sopranos that were so true that I had to wonder where the writers were getting their info. from. (-like the actor who played Uncle Junior, was a dead-ringer for a very real person), right-down to the kind of paper-bag that they kept cash in, (don’t ask me how I know this, but they almost nailed-it), that whole “girlfriend-on-the-side”, is not a “requirement” for Italian men.
        I really think that the remarks that I’ve seen about this are mostly coming-from what people saw on The Sopranos, and what they know of notorious gangsters.
        Personally, whatever someone is willing to accept in their own marriage is none of my business. Look at the Mormons, they have a lot of fun with polygamy, but this whole notion of “girlfriends-on-the-side”, being expected for married Italian men, in my opinion, is incorrect, and somewhat insulting to Italian people in marriages where this is not practiced-which I think would be the majority.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It is sad to see anyone base a lifestyle on a hollywood version of a criminal element or use it as an excuse for behavior that is not acceptable to many people or would cause embarrassment to an ethnic group.

  60. RIerinFL says:

    Goodnight Everyone
    See you tomorrow

  61. Had Enough! says:

    The Sasquatch who doesn’t drink (except beer, Patron, and Svedka vodka) now also doesn’t drink Appleton Rum. I am beginning to think that the only thing she doesn’t drink is water.

  62. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    Completely off topic, but I simply must share! I worked for a company that closed it’s doors in the middle of the night, and refused to pay us our last 3 weeks pay or vacation time due to us. They literally called us all on the night before our paychecks/direct deposit were to go in and said, doors are locked, alarm codes changed, and no paychecks. We sued them, and won some of our pay. Well, today, my friends, these low moral jerks were INDICTED for ponzi style practices and lying to investors about the state of the business. There is justice in this world. Sometimes, anyway. 🙂

  63. Blue Sky says:

    Could it be possible that we have all been had? Others have suggested this as well, that all the fighting, drama, ridiculous crap that goes on in RHONJ is staged? Teresa flipped a table, it made her famous. Now she goes ape shit crazy on Danielle, so that the previews & teasers for the show will make people want to watch. Highest number of people watching a hw’s reunion show ever…now T is asking for more money & God knows what else. It’s so convenient, is it fake? Yeah, starting to believe it all is.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I think to a certain degree yes we’ve been had. I believe that Andy bringing up Jersey Shore was a set up for Teresa to slam Danielle for her behavior at the beach house. I think Teresa screaming in Danielle’s face about the nephew was her trying to create a “flip the table” moment.
      But I also think they genuinely detest Danielle. And they love to talk about her. So they get paid to do what they would be doing anyway. But since they know Bravo wants lots of DRAMA they are going to extremes.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        We have been played by this particular franchise and what I find sad is that I can turn off my tv and go back to my mundane life but they will never have that priviledge!

        • Blue Sky says:

          If I were T or D, I wouldn’t have the courage to leave the house. Maybe that’s why I’ve never not paid a bill, my mortgage is paid off, I have no debt, and don’t plan on becoming a coke whore or a fame whore. These people have no morals & I despise them. Just galls me that T & D are getting rewarded for their despicable behavior. I refuse to buy any housewife’s products (yet to buy any of Bethenny’s either, but I did get her books at the library…now you know why I have $, yeah I’m cheap but really I call it frugal). I wish them well, but only if they do things legally, like Bethenny…can’t stand the grifters.

      • BambiBaby22 says:

        Of course its staged (ala JZ’s claim to “bring the drama”), but that does not dismiss the fact that these howives are willing to act this way for what amounts to be a small amount of money and some noterity. But it is the behind the scenes action that interests me more than all their fake rage over some woman that happens to live in the same town as them. That bankruptcy is juicy news..especially since I am putting every paycheck I get toward getting my family out of debt (DH was laid off for 5 months last year and still trying to catch up after having to move 600 miles away for a new job, and paying a mortgage AND rent now). So when I see her money problems due to stupidity, it keeps me motivated to get our debts wiped out.

        • Blue Sky says:

          Good for you Bambi, you go girl. I guess seeing these people *the giudices* get away with so much crap annoys the hell out of me. I want to see them pay for their crimes. If I drove like juicy, no way would I be out of jail. How does he do it? Knowing how much corruption there is in NJ, it just makes me mad. All it takes for criminals to succeed is for the rest of us to stay quiet. For anyone that thinks we are not paying for these grifters crimes, YES we are. They took out mortgages (the bulk of their $11 million debt) that will never be repaid….the US Government (that’s you & me folks) guaranteed those mortgages. Look into Fannie, Freddie, etc. Those are the govt. backed mortgage companies that secure the loans. Like paying more taxes to support these slobs? As far as the credit card companies, well Macy’s, Nordstroms etc. writes off bad debt (what the damn giudices didn’t pay) and that is subtracted from what those stores pay taxes on…so YES all their debt does affect every single one of us, including our children.

          • I agree with Mamaz, I thought that Andy was in-on some of the set-ups as well.
            I just read an interview that Andy did with Reuters, and he says that the last ten minutes of Part II are the best part and being held under close-wraps.
            Is it what’s in that damm bag??

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              I am thinking that Ashley gets ordered off the set by Jacq because she gets inappropriate with Danielle. And I am waiting for Danielle’s speech to these mongrels with a big FU I’m outta here!

              • What really kills me about Teresa’s situation is -I’m jealous.
                Who wouldn’t be envious of someone who spent 11 million dollars, that wasn’t theirs, & they didn’t earn, and yet they apparently do not have to pay it back?
                Also, when I think-of the crap that she bought with that money, and what I would do if I had a “free” 11 mil., well-that’s the only personal problem that I have with it.
                You could probably feed a small country for the cost of the ugly clothes that she bought took for her children.
                I have a bad opinion of insurance cheats too. 20 grand worth of jewelry is reported stolen & then it was worth $120,000? I wonder what Viki from OC would say about that one?

  64. Savannah111 says:

    Hi everyone,
    Well I just discovered that I posted my first blog yesterday in the wrong area, I was wondering why a lot of the posts were dated 8/24/10.. My fault I posted a couple of times over at Bravo under Savannah Nichole and almost none of them were posted I guess because they didnt drip with LOVE LOVE LOVE they just wouldnt post them, I had no cussing at all so I’m not sure why so many were left out. I copied here yesterday what I posted over there that surprise surprise didnt go through, it posted here though I’ll just have to find it later.. I just came across another housewife that almost went into foreclosure y’all may already know about it but here’s the link..

    http://www.housingwatch.com/2010/08/31/real-housewife-averts-foreclosure-on-o-c-home/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl4%7Csec4_lnk1%7C167765

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      wow, $83,000 behind in mortgage payments…..and they are flaunting their lifestyle on tv…….

      • Quincy IL says:

        I saw that too. Fancy Presidential suites, expensive wine, one thousand dollar dress for a dinner with the husband…. then they can’t pay their mortgage.

        I guess the pawn shop business isn’t booming. You’d think that would be recession proof.

  65. Savannah111 says:

    If all these women would stop with all the who can out do the other contests that seem to have in their little small minds they might just might be better off..

  66. Sha2000 says:

    Just to prove I don’t just watch garbage (aka RHONJ) lol, here’s a fabulous clip I’d like to share:

    One second in, you’ll find yourself saying “holy cow!”
    I wonder if he can still do that?

    • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

      The only time I got angry while watching Sex in the City was the night I was watching Carrie make out with Alex and realized in a lightbulb type moment that Sarah Jessica Parker was getting PAID to kiss Michael Barishnikov. Just soooooo wrong. I would have paid THEM! LOL

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        that man is like fine wine and just gets better with age

      • Sha2000 says:

        It was wrong to have her dump Big, dump Adian & then dump Barishnikov & then have Samantha dump that cute whats his name! I don’t remember having that many options when I was a young skinny blond & single New Yorker-back in the day; no that show was farrrrrr from reality!

        • dumberries says:

          Aidan was my personal favorite – laid back and HOT!

        • Sha2000 says:

          “that man is like fine wine and just gets better with age”

          Yeah I just had that convo w/my mom (lol) about Clooney. Told her to get a look at Zack Efron (she has no idea who he is) and then take another look at him in 20 years : )

          It must have something to do with mating, why they look better older & we look better younger.

        • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

          what was really wrong was to leave the series with Big FINALLY committed to her and then the first movie plot revolving around him crapping on her AGAIN! I was furious leaving the theatre.

          • Quincy IL says:

            All of those women seemed selfish.

          • Sha2000 says:

            Me too Dutchess! And what was with that bathing suit nasty crotch shot of the redhead can’t remember her name? Who goes to the pool like that!

            • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

              I swear I thought I was gonna get beat up. She runs to him in the closet scene, everyone starts to cheer and I am yelling “Are you KIDDING me! He’s an Asshole!” We left quietly, with our heads down at the end!

  67. MAMAZ says:

    Reality Tea has a photo of Teresa’s family to debunk the multi racial nephew rumour. The funniest thing about the pic is that Teresa’s brother has a receding hairline. LMOA. Poor Gorga spawn, if only it was reversed.

    http://www.realitytea.com/2010/09/01/the-real-deal-on-teresa-giudices-nephew-rumors-plus-exclusive-photos/#respond

    • dumberries says:

      I’m glad that rumor was put to rest. Notice that the SIL is wearing a leopard print dress. Lol…

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Am I the only one to find it disgusting that Teresa feels to need to “debunk” the rumor that she has a biracial nephew? What would be wrong with having a biracial nephew? This is not 1950.

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        you are absolutely right.

        It makes you wonder what has come out of Theresa’s mouth that she feels the need to debunk anything.

        She’s scrambling to show she’s not racist because it has been reported that she doesn’t speak to her SIL because she disapproves of her bi racial marriage.

        And Danielle asked about her nephew during the reunion show. So it’s either her real biracial nephew that she flipped out about OR it’s Juicy and Tara’s love child.

      • MAMAZ says:

        It’s not Teresa debunking the rumour it’s Reality Tea. And they aren’t doing it because they think it’s wrong to have a biracial nephew. It’s because people are calling Teresa racist for not acknowledging the non existent biracial nephew.

      • dumberries says:

        I think she wanted to debunk the rumor that having a bi-racial nephew would cause her to disown him and throw such a tizzy at the reunion..

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          oh man- now I’m lost.

          So does Theresa have a bi racial nephew? or is it just a cover for juicy’s love child?

          • dumberries says:

            No bi-racial nephew. No proof of any love child. Teresa may have just used the first mention of her family to go into staged dramatics right out of the gate. Or, she may have been truly enraged because Danielle’s statement indicates that she and her SIL don’t get along and don’t much associate with each other (which is true, so Danielle might be talking trash with SIL)…

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Teresa may think that if you marry outside of your own ethnic group it is biracial!

  68. I’m on a barrier-island in South Jersey. The emergency-alert system just went-off.
    We are officially under a Tropical Storm Watch.
    I hope to God that thing stays far offshore. I talked to my local emergency management office, and it seemed like they were basing a LOT of the plans around Labor Day tourists, which is just greedy in my opinion, since we didn’t have any rain all Summer. (it rained ONCE!)
    Really it reminded me of JAWS.
    Anyhow—they said that IF we get word to evacuate, by that time, it will be, “too late”.
    If you guys don’t hear from me over the weekend, it will be because my power is out.
    As long as they have it on by Monday–I have to know what is in that BAG!

    • dumberries says:

      housewifehater, stay safe!

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      It looked like a head was in that bag to me.

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        I put my money on her using a maniken head with a wig/weave on it to show exactly the damage Ashley did to her when she pulled her hair. She is going to try and focus us on the hair pull because she knows the other 3 are going to bring up the dropping of the harrassment charges because Danielle exaggerated to the prosecutors and lied about Ashley saying “I am going to kill you”. They will pound home the lie, she will demonstrate the severe and painful hair pull for all the world to see.

    • Blue Sky says:

      Housewifehater,
      Stay safe, go inland! I’m in central Jersey (Monmouth Co.) & not looking forward to this storm at all. Take care of yourself.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      please be safe and I hope you are ready to roll out of there if necessary. you and all our east coasties are in our prayers.

    • buffywood says:

      Housewifehater, Which island? Did I ask you this before? I am an Avalon girl myself.

      • Oh-we’re neighbors Buffywood! I’m on Absecon Island.
        We actually flooded-out pretty bad two weeks ago, so I’m not looking-forward to more water.
        I visited your island last summer & I was astounded by the mansions there-they put the North Jersey Housewives to shame.
        I bet that its really nice there in the Winter too?

        • Oh and thank-you to everyone for the safe wishes!
          I think I’m repeating myself, but Andy was quoted as saying that the most shocking moment is in the last ten mins. of part II–that is killing me! And I’m wondering if it has to do with the hair-ball?

        • buffywood says:

          Well Howdy Neighbor (in my best Southern Voice). I am glad you liked our little Island. I have to say it is a little piece of paradise. The winter is my favorite time of the year. We only have a couple hundred year round residents on the island and one working traffic light (which everyone ignores). I live on the bay and we like you are used to the flooding. Several years ago I worked at the Bayport One building right near you in West Altantic City.

          • Oh-right! Now I remember. I was in AC at 4:30 am on Saturday night & I couldn’t believe that it looked like the “old-days’ with the amount of hookers walking the street.
            I hope the young ones find their way to Covenant House or back home.
            I always think of the murdered hookers when I think of Bayport 1 because across the street is the roadside memorial, but I haven’t seen that lately.
            The bayside is pretty nice though.
            Caesars has huge banners advertising the HBO© series that starts soon.

            • buffywood says:

              OMG, I used to see the hookers walking home each morning as I arrived at work. I was hoping that area had improved some.

    • boston02127 says:

      @housewifehater–This afternoon the ocean was so calm. It wasn’t a peaceful type calm, it was kind of eerie.

      • You must be in the path of Earl &/or Fiona too?
        I’m kind of looking-forward to seeing the hurricane-band clouds maybe tomorrow, except I know that if I see them it means trouble.
        I hope that all of our East-Coast shore towns stay safe.

    • Zoey says:

      Stay safe and we will be thinking of you. I am in New Orleans, so I can relate to your situation. The whole eastern coast will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      If you have class you can make money.
      Too bad Jill has borrowed money and no class!
      Too bad Teresa has neither!

    • Savannah111 says:

      I don’t blame Bethenny with Kelly and Jill who can blame her she has her own successful show and I read somewhere there will be a season 2 good for her. I like Bethenny she never made any excuses and I don’t think she ever told any lies. She had no problem telling Kelly how nuts she is when other’s would try and be nice and avoid having to talk about what we are saw from watching the show.. except when they all went to St.Barts at the last dinner at that point the guessing for pretty much everyone was over you didnt need to wonder no more she’s a big nut job she just took it to a scary level. There was more than a few times that I wanted to reach through the screen and slap Kelly and say snap out of it with the question are you really as stupid as we all see as well as nuts? !!! I have to be honest I really did want to do that especially when she kept on and on about Bethenny out to get her girls.

  69. lillybee says:

    I just watched the reunion on Bravo tv. One thing I noticed was that Tree looked extremely bored when the convo wasn’t about her. It really was noticeable when Caroline was talking about Albie.
    Jac was nasty. If she wanted Danielle to go to all her doctor’s appointments, all she had to do was ask. Danielle was so desperate to be her friend, she would have gone in a heartbeat.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I noticed that vacant stare about Teresa – was she recharging her batteries after her moment of violence? was she just disinterested in Caroline and what she was talking about? that was very strange.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Danielle probably wanted to go to the ultrasounds too. I thought the Rumpelstilskin remark was cleaver.

  70. Quincy IL says:

    I am surprised at the amount of mysticism on all of these Housewife shows. There are fortune tellers, clairvoyants, sage carrying demon removers, and a man who sees colored auras. I feel like these women are in the Middle Ages. The NJ houses are truly Gothic.

    I have studied theology on and off over the many decades of my life, but the trust that these women put in these soothsayers and the dollars that they give them is shocking.
    My favorite of all of the mystics is the voice on the phone who calls Jacqueline in the drive through donut shop parking lot. She wants to do the therapy over the i phone.
    This same woman was a part of the Danielle coven in the Atlantic City studio. Danielle put the phone on her lap and went into a trance.

    If these women and one man truly have these powers, you’d think the stars of our show would know that calling Bethenny, “toxic,” or going to visit Danielle in a restaurant would not be successful. I think our stars need to get their money back from these snake oil saleswomen.

    • dumberries says:

      I did kind of like Sonja’s psychic friend! She was so not what I expected, but they seemed to enjoy each other’s company (and I’m sure the psychic enjoyed the payment)~

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I never got the impression that any of them really believe any of it and it is more for amusement. But then again, some believe that having your period while making tomato sauce/gravy is a taboo too.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I doubt that old wives tale about tomato sauce is believed in the bigger cities like Rome.

      • Quincy IL says:

        If they don’t believe in this stuff, paying someone to burn sage in your house is a giant waste of cash. I remember that Mrs. Reagan had a “guide” and she would interfer with the planning of meetings and trips. At the time, it was a scandal.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      My favorite ‘psychic’ moment was the friend of a friend who ‘punked’ the parents who were interviewing for a nanny on 9 by Design.

      • Dani says:

        I loved that also, I laughed so hard. I hope we see another season of that show as well as Bethenny’s. I have to say I think I am getting tired of Rachel Zoe and Flipping Out. I am having a hard time getting into them this season.

  71. WindyCityWondering says:

    Here is what has been bugging me about the reunion (so far)….most of the questions Andy asked were about things that happened off the show (sex tapes, bankruptsy, DUI) because “viewers wanted to know about these things”……
    The women on the show refer to things off the show as the reasons they react as they do…….yet they give neither specifics or proof……
    Nothing was truly answered to my satisfaction at the reunion so far and when I step back and just look at it as a show it is truly boring.
    Then we hear about the fantastic ratings, the glowing comments on the Bravo blog…….what am I missing here?

    • Quincy IL says:

      I guess this is where the numerous interviews in magazines and online sources come in. I know Jacqueline shares a lot and Dina got a gag order because she was spilling the beans.

      If Danielle was spreading falsehoods, why didn’t the ladies have their lawyers put a gag order on Danielle?

      • julieintexas says:

        Seems to me anything that Danielle has said/and or has hinted to has all been pretty much the truth. They know it is and they have tried to make us believe that she is just a liar. I guess this season that the posers have been exposed! I also think Dina left the show because she knew what was coming Teresa’s way and didn’t want to be apart of it. I am sure she also knew of the crap Teresa, Jaq and Trashley had been doing to Danielle and did not want to be associated with their disgusting behavior! Dina was just a little smarter than her sister this time – she knew she better hide them dirty little hands of hers.

        • Daniele really is a liar. The problem is that we didn’t need the rest of them to show us that, for us to see what she is.
          There is a scene on the Bravo videos where Jackie calls Danielle out about Danielle being Twitter friendly with some jerk who sent Ashly a message telling her to commit suicide, and Jackie had Danielle nailed, but Danielle reacted by saying, “did I do that?”
          Danielle is a liar all right.

      • Zoey says:

        Great point.

  72. Had Enough! says:

    Looks like Melissa Marco Gorga (Teresa’s SIL) shares that tacky taste:

    http://www.facebook.com/melissamarcogorga

    So Mrs Gorilla’s maiden name was Gorga. In Greek mythology, the gorgons were terrifying female creatures with hair of live snakes.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  73. Wall St Lady says:

    Duchess I would do the happy dance w/U but I would add the Monkey the twist ,the swim & the fish(Chubby Checker playing loudly in the background).

  74. cdnfillie58 says:

    OT..watching Fabulous Baker Boys…..Fawbulous 😛 Love Jeff Bridges

  75. Brigid says:

    A couple of website’s are saying this is the notorious Tara G. that Juicy is seeing. TOTALLY UNCONFIRMED but, ya know, inneresting.

    http://www.professionalheadshots.com/tara.htm

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks for the link!
      For some reason, I’d bet this is just some opportunistic wanna-be model who decided to attach the name Tara G to her head shots. So much internet buzz, she’s gonna get a lot of hits and exposure.

  76. Had Enough! says:

    Well, we know it isn’t Grandma Gorga giving Mr. and Mrs. Gorilla all that cash. Aside from the fact that she obviously didn’t bail out brother Pietro, it turns out that she drives a school bus and the late Grandpa Gorga was a cobbler. So now – where do Grandma and Grandpa Guidice get all that scratch?

  77. Wall St Lady says:

    But Had enough somebody in T’s family paid $10 000 for flowers $10 000 for the sack(gown) &
    $10 000 for the photos of the horror show. I bet some of it just “fell off the back of a truck” !

  78. Laura aka Just done says:

    Does anyone have the link to the local paper forum that was up before the filming of RHNJ? I’m going back and forth with Rob (Popeater) on Twitter, and he believes Teresa. I want to show him how this was discussed well BEFORE the show aired.

    Teresa claims that Danielle started these rumors

  79. Quincy IL says:

    The commercial with Nene reading the riot act to her soon to be ex husband is awful. She is dating some football player. He was in real estate, but like a lot of our other Bravo stars, his income disappeared. The first season the family was in a house owned by his company and the next season the second home was rented. It doesn’t seem like Nene has any skills other than screaming so until Bravo made her a star, she contributed nothing but bills to the family.

    There are a few articles on Cat of DC/s soon to be ex. He seems so sad. The show probably affected how they related to each other and adversely affected his job as he is no long riding in cars with Obama or Biden.

    I feel sad for these two men.

  80. dumberries says:

    Hi Laura,

    I keep trying to reply to you, but the site won’t let me. Here’s the link you want:
    http://oncommonground.blogspot.com/2008/04/real-housewives-of-new-jersey.html?commentPage=1

  81. anniieee says:

    Whew caught up…Went to Art Walk tonight downtown. I am so tired. Stay safe up north–will keep you in my prayers. Great blog, Lynn and great comments. Night all…sleep well. We miss ya Squirells and hope the birthdays were great. See you all tomorrow.

  82. cdnfillie58 says:

    OT..watching Fabulous Baker Boys…what can u say about Jeff Bridges … besides yum

  83. cdnfillie58 says:

    rut roh..losing posts again :<

  84. buffywood says:

    You may be able to find it by following this link. I think the paper was nj.com and they have a RHWNJ section. In any case some of this older reading is funny.

    http://topics.nj.com/tag/real-housewives-new-jersey/index.html

  85. boston02127 says:

    Tomorrow morning Caroline & Teresa will be on Rachael Ray.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      WHY..for the love of Pete!!!!! I love Rachael Ray, maybe not so much now :<

      • julieintexas says:

        I love Rachel Ray – to bad she is going to have that BIG FAT LIAR on her show! Come on Rachel Ray what are you thinkin? Rachel will probably be to nice and will not ask the hard questions like: Who really wrote your book Teresa? Bankruptsy? Theft? Beast Like Behavior? Being a Moron?

        Ok Twitters – snap to it – and get Rachel Ray to call Trashy Teresa out on all her LIES! Come on Lynn spread the word – lol – I would but don’t know how to use Twitter!

  86. BambiBaby22 says:

    I think I will shave my face now and get to bed! goodnight

  87. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    I think there was more to the nephew story. She had the same exact reaction when Danielle mentioned her house was in foreclosure. Danielle has dirt or can get dirt on all of them. Caroline and her lot have had shady dealings. Did you notice how Danielle shut her up during the reunion when she mentioned indictments of Caroline’s friends? Caroline was also chummy with that infamous asshat Bernie Kerik who is now in prison. Where there is smoke, there is fire…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Birds of a feather……
      Danielle knows too much and this is what the Manzo crew didn’t bargain for!

  88. Wall St Lady says:

    JulieinTexas Rachel & Trash a r both Italian girls w/cookbooks.
    I have scene Rachel b sweet when boiling water burst up on her face. Unfortunately for me & u ,but fortunately for T,Rachel will treat her like a friend. Rachel is a lady ; T is a successful grifter.

    • julieintexas says:

      haha! I know – too bad for us! Maybe she could book Bryant Gumble as a last min. guest to join in the chit chat she is going to have with Teresa and Caroline.
      Maybe he will ask Caroline why she defends and makes excuses for her lying ass friends and family! I know I’m reaching but that would be fun to freakin watch! lol

  89. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    One more thing, Teresa is white trash.

  90. sweet pea says:

    The NJ HW will be on the Today Show tomorrow with Hoda and Kathie Lee. When she announced it today, Kathie Lee looked skyward and said “Yowza!”. She did not seem thrilled. I’m gonna watch and see what’s what. Betting it does not include Danielle.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Have you noticed that it is Teresa and Caroline going to the west coast, on Rachel Ray, etc – where is Jacq?

      • Had Enough! says:

        She’s busy getting more Botox in her stone face. She’s beginning to look a little like WhoriLaurie in that regard.

  91. WindyCityWondering says:

    Rarely do I take the time to read more than one or two of the comments on the articles we post. But today I made a point of reading many comments. What I don’t understand is why Bravo sanitizes the NJ blogs…..what is the point! Who are they doing it for – the housewives? the fans? If the viewers are overwelmingly disliking a cast member why would you not replace that individual?

    • vilzvet says:

      Yes I took some time to read the Bravo comments and all I want to know is, “WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?”

    • Anniieee says:

      whew changed my name back…new laptop and entered my real name the other day at school. Have a wonderful day everyone.

  92. sweet pea says:

    I love this site and wish I could interact more with all of y’all. I seem to be always playing “catch up”. If I want to comment on something…the thing I want to comment on was posted hours before, so no one will ever see it. If I skip to the end, any links I have may have already been posted so I’m a moot poster. Or you have already discussed my thoughts to infinity. Oh well, still enjoy you all and will keep reading…just won’t post much. Know I’m lurking….now that sounds awful

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      you can always just ditto in agreement! leaving a question is my favorite because when i come back there are answers waiting!

  93. Laura aka Just done says:

    Just a thought about “nephew gate” Maybe Danielle pushed Chewy’s button because she said “nephew.” Listen to what I mean…good ole’ Juicy is probably DYING for a boy, and here, the sister in law, spit out two! Think T’s jealous, and it drove a wedge in the family that Danielle found out about?

    Everyone assumed an affair, bi-racial, etc. It could be something as simple as jealousy and Teresa not being able to give her husband his little Joe Jr. Just a thought – My ex-husband was Italian…thankfully I had a son, my MIL wouldn’t have let me live it down.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      That’s a very interesting angle. “Nephew” was certainly a trigger word for Teresa. On the reunion show when Teresa was being calmed by Caroline and Danielle was with her own hairdresser on the other side of the stage, Teresa said “I wanna know who she’s talking to”, referring to Danielle. So *maybe* Danielle got word that the SIL gave birth to a *boy* baby and it caused Teresa a lot of jealousy to the point that it made her stark raving mad.

      You are right, Teresa could’ve been getting shit from Juicy or his mom, “Why can’t you give my son the boy he deserves.” or even worse, “My other son’s wife, now she’s a *real* woman, she gave her husband a son”.

      It has been established that Danielle was poking around in everyone’s business, so it is plausible that this could be the case. Teresa never *denied* anything, she just wanted to know how Danielle *knew* about this situation. hmm……

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      interesting take on nephewgate…..something clicked for me when I was reading the nj.com preshow blog earlier – Joe is painted as unfaithful and some comments were curious about all the “showing of the happy family” and that T&J were in love – just too much information, too much proof, too much to the point of wondering why it was being said. so why all the questions about the “nephew” – when is a nephew not a nephew?

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Now this makes me want to ask, if anyone watches the re-runs of the baptism to be on the lookout for Tree’s SIL in the crowd.
      I may watch the Italy trip again to see if I can detect any animosity between Teresa and Juicy’s parents.

    • Quincy IL says:

      I think the “boy” issue is very much a part of the problem between Teresa and Joe. It may be the reason for the fertility clinic too and all of those bills. Teresa is very happy being the star and I bet she doesn’t want another child.

  94. Wall St Lady says:

    Ella bean WSM is always our DJ. We have Single Petal of a Rose & love it but only have it on cassette & haven’t herd it for a while. Billy Strayhorn composed much of that song as he did much of Dukes songs. Only recently has he gotten credit. WSM loves “Kinda Blue” by Miles Davis & Bill Evans on the piano.

    • Ellabean says:

      Mr. Ellabean just played Kinda Blue the other nite! Love Billy Staryhorn – also wrote What’s New? Yes – he did compose much of the Duke’s music. Think he was involved (composed) with Quincy Jones too.

      We really do have “DJ”night in this house often. My hubby is in the music biz – for over 30 years – works for a major record label in NYC. We have THOUSANDS of CD’s, albums, musicabilia…Its getting to be too much so I may have too move out soon.

      I hope you see this post !
      Shout out to Jazz Night Out !

  95. Zoey says:

    How do you guys keep us with responses and comments to each other? Is there a secret, or a tip?

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      I can just say, its cuz I need a hobby.

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      LOL Zoey – it takes a while, but then (as frightening as this is) you remember where there are comments that you are interested in, etc. When u get to that point, you know you are in need of an intervention! 🙂

    • Had Enough! says:

      If it was your own question or comment, just word search on your name. If it was someone else and you can remember who wrote it, word search on that name. Ditto for words in the message, if they are not commonly used words.

  96. Wall St Lady says:

    Jazz WSM says Chicago is definitely surpassed NYC as the best Jazz in the US. Do u know why ?
    Do u know Clifford Brown or Chet Baker ?
    I think Less Brown was from NC & he came home w/my parents to party after at dance. I was 5 but somehow remember meeting him & her kissed me & was my first crush. Probably didn’t hurt that my parents over played his mediocre records till they wore out !

    • JazzNightOut says:

      WSL, I really don’t know why, but my guess is that so many musicians came to Chicago from the south and a great deal of jazz history was born, nutured and remained in Chicago. I just know that is the best jazz I have ever heard live.

      I do know Chet Baker; how cool that you met him. My dad was a great jazz lover, and I learned a lot from him. So I am enjoying remembering him when I listen. I love the blues as well. PBS (actually Ken Burns) did a wonderful series on the History of Jazz with Marsalis as educator and also showed a series on the blues produced by Martin Scorsese. Both wonderful.

  97. JazzNightOut says:

    Top Chef outcome tonight ~ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  98. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Zoey. My tip is that I really get to know as many posters as I can. I ask about their moniker. Knowing that helps me to remember the “face”of each person. Last when I “meet” someone interesting I enter their name under the find key so that I can read their old posts.
    BTW why r u Zoey ?

    • JazzNightOut says:

      WSL, I think you are charming.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      What is the find key? That sounds helpful :O

    • Zoey says:

      Thank you so much. I feel like I sort of know you all from reading your posts, but also feel like a voyeur listening in on your conversations!
      There is a find key? That sounds interesting.

      My first dog was named Zoey, and she was my baby. I was not raised with any pets so I knew nothing about them, but I knew I wanted my son to have a dog, and she needed a home. She was the sweetest most playful dog, and was with us for about 12 years until she passed.
      She had the face of a (black) lab and the body of an long, wide, overgrown dachshund with short legs. Poor baby could jump up and lift the front half of her body but I’d have to help her with the back half. We do miss her.
      Thanks for asking!

  99. Wall St Lady says:

    Ditto Jazz buddy !

  100. tuzentswurth says:

    I don’t have time to read all the wonderful, entertaining posts tonight….dang, cause I sure enjoy you lot! Read the great blog and thanks again Lynn. You do an awesome job.
    Just a quick comment, I don’t know of Jackie Warner, must have missed her first time around. What Lynn brought up about the breast implants of the cancer survivor made me realize I am right in my instincts so many times. I’ve seen the ads. First, her body is nothing to brag about, she has that KKB man-waist. Second, I don’t think everybody that is overweight by anything greater than 5 pounds hates themselves. I just don’t like the tone of that show from what I’ve seen in the ads. There is more substance to people than their weight for gosh sake. Making these people cry and feel humiliated for entertainment is deplorable and I won’t watch. I judge people by their character and prefer to keep it that way.

  101. Wall St Lady says:

    12:07 AM & I survived another Birthday. I have always been a big B day person but only if its not mine. I am very blessed to have many friends & loved ones who celebrate me. I have to say this was one of the best Birthdays I can remember. Thanks to all of the gracious wishes from my LynnFam.
    I wanted to say from the bottom of my heart : THANK You !

  102. lillybee says:

    Ratz, poor Tiffany was told to pack up her knives and go.

  103. JKW says:

    I liked Tiffany too..I was hoping Kevin would go home. It was good to see Angelo calm down and win again.

  104. Adgirl says:

    Wow, Top Chef was great tonight. I was SOOOO surprised that Tiffany went home! I thought she’d make it to the final 3. I am also surprised Kevin is still there. I guess I had him pegged earlier as a final 8. I really hated how he acted about losing Restuarant Wars. Can’t remember the tall dude with the pea puree mystery …. but Kevin was brutal about him.

    I couldn’t decide if I liked her or not. At first she was middle of the pack. She was nice and friendly with everyone. As the competition went on and she won a few she seemed a little full of herself (which I wasn’t expecting).

    This group of chefs just don’t have chemisty with each other. There isn’t a sweet one like Hootie-Hoo Karla, Casey or Kevin (last season) so it’s hard to “root” for someone. There isn’t a charming villian like Stephan or Marcel.

    I kinda like weird Angelo, because he was failing for weeks and I thought he would just sit down and cry.

    Singapore sounds crazy. Happy jet lag!

  105. lillybee says:

    I read that there will be a TopChef all stars and that both Tiffany and my favorite, Carla will be on it.

  106. boston02127 says:

    Good Morning—-

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Teresa Giudice denies claim that husband Joe cheated on her

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/09/02/2010-09-02_real_housewives_of_new_jersey_star_teresa_giudice_denies_claim_that_husband_joe_.html#ixzz0xzbQUu5s

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      Nobody is buying that. Actually, if I was Joe I would cheat too. Can you imagine the tedium of being married to that lot and raising the gargoyles? I would also drink and drive my car into a tree. Wait, he did that too…

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      I also love how she explains everything away by being “Italian” and from “Jersey”. Like that is an excuse for having bad manners and taste.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Just because you say it doesn’t mean it is true. Plus they addressed the wrong rumor. It wasn’t a “Teresa look alike.” It was a petite blond.

  107. boston02127 says:

    Jacqueline’s tweet—We ROCKED it! So proud of everyones performance tonight in “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”! Goodnight! Tomorrow: Today Show, Extra, Wendy Williams

    • Quincy IL says:

      Jacqueline has become infected with the Jill Zarin virus. She has Zarinitis. She is out of out her mind with the idea that she is a star.

      • Justanothermary says:

        Zarinitis – A mental disorder marked by frequent vocal overflow of nasty and inappropriate speech, the outing of one’s daughters issues and/or behavior, delusions of stardom and a constant need for attention. Not to be confused with Kellitis which, while it includes delusions of stardom and a need for attention, also manifests itself in muscle tics causing one to do cartwheels and delusions of unicorns and gummy bears.

  108. viki55 says:

    I am so upset about Top Chef bootuing Tiffany 😦 She was my favorite. Her beautiful smile and sunny personality reminded me of Carla and I was sad when Carla lost too. Even still, Top Chef is still a better quality show than HWONJ. I can’t believe I just used the word quality and HWONJ in the same sentence! Coffeeeee! I need Coffeeeee!

  109. Had Enough! says:

    More WTF from the Sasquatch:

    @cshute89 sun has Vitamin D and the salt water is great for your skin. Enjoy summer, age later.

    The sun doesn’t HAVE vitamin D. Your body manufactures vitamin D when you are exposed to ultraviolet light.

    • Ellabean says:

      OMG ! I can’t believe she is tweeting about the sun ! Did you see my “made up” tweet that I joked she would do today – way upthread at 4:23pm when Boston posted her awful Wed tweet about buying Sea panties.

      Here is what I joked she would tweet today :

      Thursday Tweet: today the sun ‘shoned’ on me. & I breathed air.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly’s sun has Vitamin D – someone needs to tell her her it isn’t helping because she is aging and it isn’t pretty! Next she is going to invent the walking on the beach pedicure…..

  110. Wall St Lady says:

    HI Hadenouigh
    Thanks for the tickle.
    I laugh every time I see
    Sasquatch !
    U started a Happy day 4 me.
    I hope U ,my LynnFam ,have one 2

  111. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    According to Reality Zen from Jenn Teresa’s sister-in-law is a new housewife and it looks like Kim G. is one too (yuck). I guess Teresa’s brother is very successful in real estate unlike Juicy Joe. Also, Dina may try and do a Bethenny with just drop in’s. Jenn is usually right on. She must have some good informants. You can read here.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/reality-zen-with-jenn/2010/09/teresa-giudices-sister-inlaw-set-to-join-cast-of-real-housewives-of-new-jersey.html

    • Ellabean says:

      Thats so predictable. Same ole, same ole NJ theme :

      Sis in law = more fwambly

      Kim G = new villain , new crazy person, said fwambly can gang up on

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Wow.

      Pretty machiavalian of Bravo to sign Theresa’s hated SIL therefore making this
      “the ultimate power play for Bravo after Teresa threatened to walk without $25k an episode.”

      They ARE pretty cold. I’m no fan of Theresa but she’s brought in a lot of ratings and therefore $$$ for Bravo.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Ok so Danielle introduces the subject of Teresa’s SIL by way of the nephew comment and then Bravo JUST HAPPENS to sign her? Anyone else see staged here?

        • Zoey says:

          You’re right, that would be a huge coincidence. All of a sudden she’s being Googled and talked about at the perfect time. They couldn’t have paid for that kind of publicity!

      • vilzvet says:

        Unless this means Teresa is going to be nicely rewarded for having a SIL that will bring the drama Danielle did??

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          All that big happy Italian family talk will be out the window – poor Teresa won’t be able to attack her SIL! So it will be Kim G and SIL against the goon squad….fabulous (barfing and gagging noises)! Danielle would be a great talking head only….Dina?? not so much!

    • MAMAZ says:

      They all claim to be “wildly successfull” in the beginning. Then we find out the truth. Just like Lynn Curtain, Alexis Bellino and of course Teresa.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        add NeNe to the list and somewhere I read that Sheree didn’t get the amount she was looking for in her settlement either. Broke, busted and botoxed – who said we want to watch that?

  112. Had Enough! says:

    How clueless is ABC news:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/teresa-giudice-bethenny-frankel-real-housewives-losers-winners/story?id=11533886&page=2

    “Fellow “Real Housewives of New York” cast member LuAnn de Lesseps could have gone the catty route. The royally connected mother of two and former model could have used her husband’s divorce filing as ammo to launch a spinoff “Bachelorette”-esque series, “Countess Wants a Count.” But instead, de Lesseps took the high road. In 2009, she released “Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair,” a manual that Bravo producers might want to make required reading for future “Housewives” cast members.”

    Right. Along with Secrets of Jewish Mother. These two books could be subtitled: How to Make a Complete Idiot of Yourself on National Television.

    “Keeping it classy on “The Real Housewives” also helped Frankel’s healthy lifestyle empire grow.”

    And while I am a BGM fan, classy she is NOT! At least not with the gratuitous cursing and vulgarity that comes out of her mouth. There are times – maybe 75% of the time – when it is integral to the joke or the story. I almost wet myself with the Montauk and just the tip jokes, I laughed so hard. But much of it is just gratuitous and that is grating. I just wish she’d dial it down a bit.

    WSL – I know you didn’t like the potty scenes, but I thought the wedding potty scene was hysterical. I could see myself getting into a situation like that. I think through every last detail and then…oh no!

  113. Wall St Lady says:

    tuzentswurth What is kkb ?

    The Find key is on my BB & is the same thing on your computer as word search
    It is found under my menu key on my bb. There is also a find next option that allows u to repeat the search as many times as u like. I also have 2 BBs & I keep my place on one & search up stream. That way I can type & search at the same time.
    Last when I like something & want to respond to some one I may copy their name & the sentence then past in the pesky box (that is ALWAYs doing funky things I HATE). All the above is ADD in HIGH gear but works for me. I don’t understand why everybody doesent have 2 BBs 🙂

    • Zoey says:

      Wow. I’m going to have to read all that again and translate it. By BB you must mean Blackberry? KKB is Kelly’s initials.

  114. Had Enough! says:

    Today Show – NOW! 9:32 a.m.

    KKB -= Kelly Killoren Bensimon.

  115. Had Enough! says:

    Trashley, Jacqueline, Mrs. Trashy Gorilla, Dina, Caroline, and Lauren. No Danielle.

  116. vilzvet says:

    Well you knew this would happen…someone has created a twitter account under the name TaraGNephew or something and is slamming Teresa heartily. Yikes!!

  117. Wall St Lady says:

    Drum Roll

    Housewives on Kathie Lee Show

    I called Kathie on her cell phone & told her several things including my blog source & obcession. She reallywould have perferd no to have them b
    & hasn’t done much bk groung. I told her 2 issues :
    the trustee believes there is fradulant conveyence
    2nd Ask Teresa “How do U feel about all the people U hurt especially when u spend $60 000 on curtains the day after filing
    I told her the auction is up in the air but that the trustee said Big news in about 10 days.
    Ps Kathie & I became friend 5years ago when we were both involved w/ the NYC Billy Graham Crusage.
    She said she would call me later so we kould talk more & wished I had called sooner. (She was in her car on the way to work)

    • Ellabean says:

      Oh My. WSL. You are CONNECTED.

      BTW – I am liking Kathie Lee much Better these years – post Regis. Too much ego back then – too self righteous – too much kid talk She has mellowed and humbled. I am so sorry for what happened to her so publicly – with Frank.

      And she looks great for 57 !

  118. Ellabean says:

    Wow. I ran to to the tv to catch KKB on Today andmissed segement.

    BUT! Did anyone catch the 9:45 segment about “social networking” and the age of narcissism. Had an interesting psychologist on and mostly discussed Facebook and teens. But what was interesting – was this Dr. said that with so much internet networking – and less” face to face” real world contact – it is producing more narcissists (and attracts narcissists). And, get this – it reduces EMPATHY.

    I could not help but think of Jill and Kelly. Very timely subject matter in many ways.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Not KKB on Today. It is the NJ hoWives. And my bad – the 9:32 was just the promo. It is going to be in the 10 a.m. hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb.

  119. Had Enough! says:

    Hoda did Brazilian Keratin yesterday. That is exactly how my hair looked before they applied the solution. They blow it out ultra frizzy. They obviously styled it today because it isn’t flat.

  120. Ellabean says:

    Thx Had. I ‘ll be watching.

  121. Olivia says:

    Much of the time I have no idea what I am supposed to be watching. While they rate these shows under the heading of “reality tv” the only “reality” seeping through to me is that the storyline is scripted and the ladies are instructed to “act out” the scene by improvising the dialogue.

    It has been bothering me for awhile and I harken back to a few episodes that bolster that premise. The scene where Lu Ann and Jill meet for dinner and Jill tells of her plan to make a “surprise visit” to St. John. Following the logic of Bravo that they just take their “orders” from the ladies, why would the cameras be on hand to record what would have only been a casual dinner between friends unless something dramatic was promised?

    My belief is that Bravo instructed the two women to meet for the very purpose of pushing forward that “dramatic encounter” in order to produce the upcoming “drama” that became Scary Island. Jill’s casual mention of her intent to do so, marked by Lu Ann’s admonition that this was not a good idea, set the wheels in motion. The effort to clear a business establishment, bring in the cameras, set up the lighting, etc., is not going to be wasted on two women just meeting for drinks. How would Bravo know of the import of that discussion unless they were fully aware of the outcome? They are not about to waste their time and money unless they were aware of the direction this was going.

    The same with that scene involving Bethenny’s call to Jill that was supposedly recorded simultaneously. What made Bethenny decide at that very moment she was riding in a car to exit the car to make that phone call? Why not just remain in the car itself? Yet she is seen alighting from the vehicle, making her call from a street corner as Jill “unexpectedly” takes the call with Lu Ann perched nearby “acting” surprised. It makes no sense.

    Going back to the country club scenes with Teresa and Danielle the same doubts keep coming up. Teresa is seen “lying in wait” for Danielle who does stop and acknowledge Teresa. But she is shown walking away only to be pulled back into the scene by Kim G. It is then that the “eruption” takes place and a chase ensues with several cameras in tow handily recording the melee. Had Danielle been permitted to exit as she originally did without incident, then what followed would have been a near nothing scene. I believe that Kim G was there to make sure that whatever Teresa had to say to Danielle got said but Danielle left the area before that was wholly accomplished so we see Kim G dragging Danielle back for further abuse. It may be that Bravo did not count on the violence that followed, but it becomes clear that Teresa was chosen to play “smackdown” with Danielle and they got more than they bargained for as a result.

    When one begins to notice the availability of the camera and its positioning rather than just viewing what Bravo presents through editing, the doubts become enlarged. If they are all “playing” for the camera and working within the confines of the storyline itself, it makes sense. Otherwise how to account for their own actions to commit to another season where they are thrown together once more when we have been made to believe that one cast member, in the case of Kelly as one example, is dangerous? The first instinct would be to flee not continue.

    The same holds true for Jill. If her actions on camera, which show a narcissistic troublemaker with a narrow sense of loyalty to her castmates is true, why would anyone wish to continue to be associated with her? Only if what is presented is based around women willing to “play a character” for the benefit of fame and ratings. Otherwise it is senseless.

    That may explain how we, the audience, are being “played”. It may be reality they they do not like each other but I have a feeling it is based more on other issues which have nothing to do with what is presented onscreen.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Olivia – I agree that much is staged, but I also think that the women know that they need to make calls (that they would otherwise make privately) in public. So for instance when Shrill called LuAnn and Sonja to gossip about Bethenny – I don’t doubt she would actually do that in real life. She just waited to do it when the cameras were there.

      Other scenes are completely concocted. In real life, I seriously doubt that Ramona would have invited the Sasquatch on that Caribbean holiday.

      As for why anyone would like Jill if she really is that way…well, everyone has friends. One of the most awful women I know – a truly detestable woman – has friends. I know some of them. I am friends with some of them. I’ve asked them if they don’t find her conduct troubling, and while they admit that they sometimes do, they were friends with her and her late husband for many years, they are all part of the same crowd, yadda yadda.

      And most people have good qualities along with the bad. Jill can be funny and generous (though her generosity comes with a price tag, but you don’t find that out until much later…). How many of us have started friendships – or romances – with someone only to later find that the quirks we thought charming are actually the tip of the iceberg of a really big character flaw? So Jill may have had many friendships that haven’t endured.

      • Olivia says:

        But look at the scene once again. Lu Ann and Sonja were meeting to discuss the upcoming charity event when all of a sudden, and with a camera going at the same time at Zarin Fabrics, Jill interrupts to discuss the pregnancy news.

        Are we to believe that the Bravo cameras were just coincidentally “following” Jill that very same day as she went about checking the inventory? Of course not, that scene was scripted to be able to push the narrative along surrounding the “feud”. No other reason.

        But if Jill is so hateful, spiteful, and mean, why would Alex want any part of this charade? Or if Teresa is so violent and out of control why would Caroline agree to another season of this trash? Because they are all “acting” a role designed by Bravo to offer some sense of relevance to otherwise ordinary women whose day to day lives are not all that compelling to watch.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO scenes or filming opportunities are set up by Bravo – what any given individual housewife brings up is the reality part. It is their words, their actions and their reactions and the talking head segments are them viewing a given scene and then their perspective on it. They have their own agenda, motivation and instructions to interpret!
      NY has classier, more socially adept, educated, career oriented and worldly wives who bring the drama in a different way than other franchises. NJ has low or no class, uneducated, family oriented, tacky women, some with very questionable backgrounds. Their interpretation of drams is crass, violent and difficult to watch.

  122. Ellabean says:

    TODAY SHOW ALERT:

    10:15 am est, NJ wives on next.

  123. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Re: Danielle and the suicide tweet…

    When I first heard the story I laughed. Come on now. A tweeter, fan of Danielle’s, says its his birthday and he’d like for Ashley to kill herself and film it. Danielle’s response, was “Hope all your dreams come true”. Hysterical. Suicide isn’t funny, nor is wishing someone dead. But the crazy of Danielle and her humor can’t be ignored. FuglyAshley, not so much in appearance but in everything else, has been hounding Danielle and her daughter, for months on every media outlet. Facebook, Twitter, BRAVO, locally, anywhere she could. She had attacked her and pulled her weave which I believe would be very painful seeing as we ladies wince when our hair gets caught in a bobby pin. Imagine sewn hair into your braided hair. All pulled out and you are left with a bald spot. The assailant, a sloppy, loony teen, continues to stalk, harass and taunt Danielle for months. The idiot teen has even targeted her daughter and made horrible claims about her on these outlets also. It was a fantasy scenario, to which she made the quip. Now, JacbeSimple, mother of the teen simpleton, is outraged that Danielle would joke that way. The same woman that laughed at her jowly daughters antics on Facebook. The two-faced woman who can’t control her daughter, who she has asked to stop messing with Danielle. Jacla-lame said Danielle as a mother she shouldn’t encourage that tweeter. She would never do anything like that to Danielle’s daughter. Yes stupid, you wouldn’t because Danielle’s daughter, is well behaved, respects her elders and wouldn’t pull your hair. Unprovoked that is.

    Anyway, alls well that ends well, as Ashley is still very much alive and kicking. She continues to stalk, harass and taunt Danielle to this day. Nothing, not a $189 fine, threats from parents, or her boyfriend can stop it. She wants her 15 minutes, and acceptance from the Manzos. If Danielle leaves, how will Whor-ribble Ashley, stay relevant? We know she’ll continue to disrespect her mother, but who will she battle outside of the house? Will it be KimG? Theresa? Gia? Buehler? This girl needs an enema, because she is full of shit!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      kind of wish they made a personality enema…..Ashley isn’t the only one who is in desperate need of one!

  124. BambiBaby22 says:

    I like Kathie Lee now too. On the show, she and Hoda were talking about a young suicidal man who jumped out of the 39th floor window in NYC and landed on a car. He surivived. The owner of the car, a woman form NJ, is upset about her car asking, “Why my car, out of all the cars in the city? My car is like my baby.” Well, Kathi Lee said this would be a good replacement for Danielle. haha…yup a bunch of witches with no empathy……that car owner WOULD fit in!

    • vilzvet says:

      It was the car of the wife of the construction worker who parked it, also happens to be my same car, a red Dodge Charger! So unbelievable that the windshield and back seat saved this guy’s life!! If he landed on the pavement I doubt he would’ve have lived!!

  125. Had Enough! says:

    Teresa has HAIRY LEGS. Very hairy legs. I mean like gorilla hairy.

    Oh wait. She’s wearing some kind of bizarre leggings.

    It looks like leggings with gorilla hair.

    • vilzvet says:

      Guess I just missed it? I put it on at 10:20…oh well…

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Ok, so are the HoWives actually doing an off-broadway play? Who would go see that? Written by Dina? How odd, are they getting pasid for this? Will Teresa’s creditors get her share of the money?

      BTW, Teresa coyness is not cute.

  126. Had Enough! says:

    The title of that interview should be “Hoda and Kathie Lee Wimp Out.” Not ONE good question. Not one word about the bankruptcy. They did ask if Teresa’s relative was going to be cast, and Teresa looked like she was about to kill and denied she knew who that could be. Yeah, right. The whole world knows but she doesn’t. And Caroline said that they aren’t glad Danielle is gone because they actually don’t know if Danielle is gone because Bravo hasn’t said she is. Which I think is true. I have serious doubts about that whole story about the envelopes being handed out after the reunion, with offers to return. For one thing, they have three-year contracts. They have to return if Bravo wants them to. For another thing, you don’t make offers to cast until you have decided whether or not to renew, and I think they just made that announcement a day or two ago.

    • vilzvet says:

      Thanks for the recap! Wish I hadn’t missed it…I was looking at live Hampton Classic scoring…poor Kelly KB came in DEAD LAST in her latest class out of 19. Something must have happened, her score was below zero so the horse could have refused a jump.

      • Had Enough! says:

        Here you go:

        For all you haters, you won today. I got dumped off my horse in the middle of my round. Go celebrate. I am so upset.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          smart horse!

          • Zoey says:

            Kelly will probably post a video of it. She posts everything, good or bad; anything for attention. I think she is THE definition of a narcissist per the expert on the Today show discussing Ego Nation. (I keep wanting to type Eggo Nation, ha.)

            What did she do before all the social media? How did she promote herself I wonder?

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I think after the whole hair pulling debacle Bravo wanted those ladies back. Huge ratings + morally corrupt people = coming back. There is no social conscience in any of the Bravo execs. They’re like a bad parent perpetuating bad behavior. Of course these ladies will be back because Bravo is seeing more $$ than they probably ever have.

      I’m waiting until Monday to see part 2 of the reunion and to see what exactly happens regarding Danielle leaving. The previews say one will be gone forever I would guess the Danielle rumors are true. I just wonder what was behind her leaving or being asked to leave.

      • viki55 says:

        I can’t figure it out. Why would Danielle leave? It seems more likely Caroline would go, she seems to have had enough.

  127. WindyCityWondering says:

    NJ howives are coming up on next segment of Today show! Who is sitting on the right end of the couch?

    • Zoey says:

      Not on the end (I have a bad back and hips) but I’m propped up on pillows waiting, enjoying my Cool Brew. Listening to the social media discussion now.

  128. Wall St Lady says:

    BAD WORDS (like sugar, Bless u,Duck Duck,WTF 2etc)
    It was clear Kathie did not get the ? Time she hoped 4.

    This is the first time I have felt insulted by Sasquatch. She answered her ?s as if we were not only stupid but did not deserve to have our ?s answered. She really thinks she is a STAR & above inspection past the show. I have been angry for the destruction she has carelessly puked upon merchants & tenants. Now I feel she tumed her nose at her “fans” & haters.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Just to avoid confusion: Sasquatch generally means Kikilet, KKB, Kellamity, Kelly Killoren Bensimon. I often called her Jill’s Trained Sasquatch, because Jill manipulates her and plants ideas in her head, and weeks later, those ideas – having been garbled in that space inside Kelly’s cranium – come out of Kelly’s mouth, whether appropriate to the situation or not.

      There are quite a few names for Teresa: T-Man, various simian names (I use Mrs. Gorilla).

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Teresa is very self centered and lacks any feelings for other people….she is not sorry or feels any responsibility for anything that her actions have caused other people. Maybe someday she will learn a life lesson that will change this – but it is doubtful.

  129. Had Enough! says:

    Mind-blowing. Trashley Holmes quoting Kierkegaard on twitter:

    “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

  130. Zoey says:

    kikilet tweets – For all you haters, you won today. I got dumped off my horse in the middle of my round. Go celebrate. I am so upset.

  131. Had Enough! says:

    PLEASE let there be video of Bill throwing the Sasquatch.

    Kikilet – this should be proof positive to you that you can’t just pull occupations and titles out of the thin air and slap them into a bio. You can’t just call yourself an equestrienne, get on a horse, and take off. It is dangerous for you and the horse. You can’t slap together a bunch of photos taken by other people and call yourself an author. We’ve all seen that you can’t write. And tastemaker? For 14-year-old girls, maybe.

    We don’t win when you do these things and fail. We win when you grow up and get yourself the help you need. And so do you.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      I don’t know.

      I feel a little teeny bit sorry for her on the subject of her riding.

      I am just a little older than Kelly and have only now started to do activities and learn things that I always wanted to but never took the time for myself to do.

      She obviously wants to learn this, and has to start where everyone does, at the bottom.

      At least she’s trying. And trying to learn something she’s not very good at. I think it is courageous in a way that she is willing to fail so publically but still get right back up on the horse.

      Yes, she is an obnoxious, sanctimonous, poser with a very …odd… thing going on with her midsection (which I am completely fascinated by) but I’m going to give her a pass on the horse riding. I think she should be proud of herself.

      • Had Enough! says:

        Me too. I changed careers midlife. But I didn’t take shortcuts. I did all the hard work needed. I faced up to things I thought I couldn’t do (MATH!) and conquered them. Then I started teaching and I was confronted with a number of students who thought they could just ignore all the fundamentals. Like motivation was all that mattered. Not so. You really have to work hard at it and master the basics first.

        Do any of us honestly believe that Sasquatch – with all her running around the country, partying in NYC, surfing, making stupid videos, running, etc. – actually puts in the time and effort to learn and train properly? When? Where? She never tweets about riding except a couple of weeks during the summer. She should be riding/training every week, especially if she wants to compete. I have friends who ride and they are at the stables at least 2-3 times/week.

        The woman is a dabbler at best. A dilettante. That might be fine for slapping a book of photos together. No one gets hurt. It is not fine for riding a horse.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          good points.
          And I admit that I didn’t think about the horse getting hurt.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          totally agree – Kelly thinks she can do anything and ignores the fact that practice, hardwork and perseverence are all necessary for success! She has an incredible armor to handle all the failures and she just keeps trying. One day she just may find the thing she is actually good at…..unfortunately no one will care!

    • clydethetervuren says:

      Wow, that was the most on point reaction I’ve read yet. Beautiful HE!

  132. Ellabean says:

    Today Show NJ wives appearance observations:

    They were only on to promote the off – Broadway show Dina is Producing: ” My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding.” She says its about marriage equality. All the wives plus Lauren and Trahsley are in it for a 4-nite run.

    Hoda mistakenly introduced Jac as : Laurita Jacline. Hah !

    Trashley didnt say a word.
    Lauren was very charming and cute on camera – big dimples.
    WSL is right. They did not have nuf time to get into “it”. Althgouh they touched on the reunion epi. H and K asked – in so many words – what set Tre off like that – IMMEDIATELY Jac and a little bit Dina talked over T to RESCUE her in the answer. Too much cross talk. T tried to say – well Danielle asked about my family – but it was not part of the show. Both H and K said – well but you’ve made your family part of the show. Good one.

    Funny: I cannot help but wonder about the political leanings and concerns if any , of the wives to be promoting marriage equality. Bet Tree doesn’t even bother to vote .

    • Ellabean says:

      Becuase voting = thinking + empathy + caring about others outside of your own world. Which ever party you vote for.

      Tree does not fit the above. Therefore, I conclude she does not vote.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      On the Chicago version Hoda just called her Ashley’s mom. lol

  133. WindyCityWondering says:

    Just a thought – NJ has three year contracts, so Danielle still has a commitment. If Teresa’s SIL is added then Danielle has a kindred spirit and someone to tape with. Maybe Bravo/Danielle is saying nothing because she is coming back the this
    “WIN” by the gang will be ripped away from them when filming starts….
    Bravo know this is the franchise that is most likely to blow up on air….do you smell a ratings volcano about to erupt??

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I really think (and this is coming from the voice over preview that one housewife will be gone forever) Danielle is gone from the show. There was one write up, and I can’t remember from where, that Danielle was getting under the table production fees. Could it be that Danny Pro was paying Danielle to film with him? Is that where her comment about “I only film with him” came from? Danny went to jail for racketeering so I wouldn’t be surprised. Even if it was something different I think it’s Danielle that is going.

  134. Quincy IL says:

    Danielle must be seething. From the beginning, the Manzos did everything they could to get her off of the show. Dina and Caroline went to Danielle’s house once and Dina insulted her. In the First Season Finale, we have Caroline calling Danielle, “garbage.”
    This is a horrible thing to call someone. How do you rise above that so you can continue on a reality show? The Manzos wanted Danielle gone and they accomplished that. There are consequences to our actions. The consequences can come back 25 years after the behavior. Danielle is a sex maniac and she showed us that on the show with the phone sex and the cougar action. She’s paying for that behavior too.

    If Danielle did take community rumors and run with them, the internet audience is as guilty. I don’t know why Danielle was fired and Teresa is chosen to stay with the show. Andy needs to give us an explanation. Kim Z sleeps with married men and Nene seems to be having an affair while her husband was at home. Why do they get to stay on Atlanta? Something more had to happen in NJ.

  135. Zoey says:

    Love Hoda, she’s so funny and real. OMG, bad hair pics.

  136. Wall St Lady says:

    Re Rachel Ray competition
    sauce vs dry meatballs.

    WSM watched Rachel & I watched Today.
    So I didn’t see Rachel. But WSM wanted to say: (I asked him to make a guest appearance but he wouldn’t)

    It is normal for an Italian mother 2 make twice as many meatballs as needed for the Sunday Family meal.
    In our family there is a tradition that as we arrive at Grandma’s house we go directly to the kitchen, grab a bowl & have 1 or 2 dry meat balls. Yum Yum !
    Later we sit down (Grandma refuses to) & have our spaghetti & sauce & meatball feast.
    Our meatballs r veal & beef &pork.
    Like I said Yum Yum.
    Grandma is 87.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      I made meatballs last night for dinner (swedish) and I will tell you what, it is grueling…it takes like an hour to roll them all and my back is aching by time I am done. I CANNOT imagine doing that at age 87, let alone once a week! Hats off to Grandma!

  137. Ione says:

    Before the Today show segment, screen shots of the housewives and daughters showed Caroline looking angry. Just before the station break and their segment, Caroline was looking down and wouldn’t raise her head. Dina kept looking at Caroline with a big fake smile as if telling her to lighten up.

    I think Caroline finally gets it: they are sick entertainment for us…sort of like the peasants being eaten by the lions to the cheering crowds delight.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Caroline is probably wondering how to get her respectiblity back.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Caroline also realizes that she does not have the control of her family that she thinks she has…..and she does have the ability to see that they are a JOKE (and she doesn’t want to be a joke).

  138. Had Enough! says:

    I think Lynn is trying to tell us something:

    http://wp.me/pVOhN-7d

  139. WindyCityWondering says:

    Marriage equality? They are so NOT into acceptance of gays much less equality! Dina is trying so hard to be relevent – sorry!
    Teresa needs to sew her mouth shut – she isn’t fooling anyone. Caroline knows that Bravo has something up their sleeve…..this ain’t over by a long shot.

    Hey WSL – doesn’t the trustee’s big announcement come about the same time RHONJ starts shooting again? Maybe Teresa will be unable to film because she will be moving into a new big house with bars on the doors and windows???

  140. Wall St Lady says:

    Vilvet U don’t have a Dodge Charger ? What Year ?
    U R a MAJOR Hottie !

  141. Wall St Lady says:

    I realized that today. I call Teresa Trash a. I love Ape lady too. Thanks for the correction. It suits Kelly as Trash a is a dwarf. Another name for sasquach is Big Foot ,isn’t it.
    I really only focus on “hating” Trash a. I could actually stomach ill & SaS as their type r a dime a dozen in NYC wanna B party circles.

  142. Wall St Lady says:

    Ooops !
    Just broke my own Rule.
    I meant APE WOMAN !
    Trasha is NO Lady !

  143. Wall St Lady says:

    Crud. Isn’t it rude to continue an old blogs topic when our
    Web Mistress introduces another?

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Well, I don’t know.

      I just did it- so if it’s rude I hope that Lynn forgives us.

      Pleading ignorance and insanity.

  144. chismosa says:

    i have not read through all the comments yet but i have to say first- did anyone look at the pictures of the ladies when they were younger? Question- why does Caroline now have what looks like E or G breasts and in all her pics has next to NO chest?? I don’t get that? Jaqueline had such a bad nosejob!? you can tell in all her shots now!

    Happy Birthday to Virgos out there, i love Virgos. (I’m a cancer -well with other craziness there- but i get along well with Virgos)

    Lynn thanks for all this and a place to come and vent over all these ridiculous womAn!

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