I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewives News September 2, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Top Chef – The Final Five              September 2, 2010

We’re down to the final five on a pretty disappointing season of Top Chef.  There are a few pretty talented Chef’s to watch, it just doesn’t have the magic of last season.   It still feels a little like Chef Tom is phoning it in a lot of the time, he did visit the chef’s while they cooked in the elimination challenge this week that was nice to see. 

The Quick Fire is a wine pairing.  The Chef’s choose knives to decide the order in which they will chose their wine then can create any dish to go with that wine. 

Unfortunately for Kevin, his original concept failed, he realized that with just  seven minutes left in the challenge and he was forced to prepare  Quail.  Well cooked but a poultry that he knew did not really go with his wine.  It was the quickest cooking protein he could get his hands on, that put him into the bottom two. 

Joining Kevin in the bottom was Kelly, she prepared a blue cheese foam didn’t impress the judge.  Maybe the judge simply had too much Botox, Food and Wine’s Dana Cowen.  She could barely blink with her frozen face! 

I noticed as the chef’s were cooking, Kelly asked her fellow contestants if any of them had some thyme that she could use.   Wasn’t this the same Kelly who wouldn’t even borrow her fellow chef some salt when asked?  It was ironic that she was called out into the bottom two in the stingy salt challenge for her dish being too salty!  They can show Kelly the door as soon as possible as far as I’m concerned. 

No surprises on the top two, Tiffany and Angelo impressed Dana and Padma and the winner who also won the final High Stakes Quickfire, Angelo wins a trip to London. 

As always the episode had some personal shots of the chef’s, I want to personally thank the editors at Top Chef for showing us Kevin chomping his food like a pig, that was attractive.  I don’t think that Kevin is going to win this thing, he’s been inconsistent and really has a poor attitude. 

The biggest change that I’ve seen in a contestant has to be Angelo.  Starting off very cocky and even interviewing that he’s going to win every single challenge, he seems to have lost some of that overly confident swagger after being in the bottom a few times.  He seems more even-keeled now.  We learned that Angelo had been married before, has a son but that the marriage didn’t work out due to his in-laws having higher hopes for him than just a mere chef.  His son is a cutie though.  His fiancé is in Russia and apparently he needs some funds to get her into the United States. 

Kelly shows a little softer side to her as she talks about missing her husband, he is a nice looking dude! 

After the Quick fire, Padma announces that the final four will be finishing up the competition in Singapore!  That was a bit of a surprise as this is the first time they’ve gone global on Top Chef, and the chef’s react properly excited!

On to the elimination challenge, the chef’s are going to be cooking a meal that should be easily freeze dried so that it can be taken in space for astronauts to consume, and will be serving it to the folks at NASA, including Buzz Aldrin!  You just have to love Buzz, he’s such a fun loving guy!    Other guests at the final five meal are NASA members, astronauts, experts on meals in space and the always exciting Anthony Bourdain!   Eric Ripert is back with is always tough to understand commentary, but he’s nice to look at!

The contestants are given just a few criteria about freeze drying food for space consumption, one is to limit the sugar content as it apparently doesn’t hold up well and the other is to be careful of the size of the portions.  Final instructions included adding spices for flavor, apparently one of the complaints of space food is that it’s bland. 

Before the chef’s leave for their challenge, they find a love letter from producers letting them know that there is a brand new car outside and the winner of this challenge gets to keep it! 

Chef Tom walks through as the Chef’s are preparing their dishes, again, he seems to me less than excited by anything going on in the kitchen but makes a few comments and prepares to eat.

I found it funny that Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert couldn’t seem to agree on any of the dishes as they were eating.  These two men seem to have a mutual respect for one another but completely different pallets. 

All five chef’s hit a home run with their meals, it was clear after just a few minutes of discussing the dishes that the judges were having to really nit-pick at small details of the food to find the one to send home.  Kevin prepared a steak dish that Bourdain called “safe” yet as Kevin explained, he was trying to send comfort food that would be a taste from home for the astronauts. 

Ed’s food was given high marks for being complicated and risky but extremely successful while Kelly’s was called extremely successful as well but the NASA expert felt it would be difficult to freeze dry. 

Angelo’s braised short ribs were called “too sweet” by Chef Tom but he’s the only one who had any criticism of the dish, Anthony and Eric agreed that it was a fantastic dish and he won the challenge.  This isn’t the first time we’d heard that Angelo’s dish was too sweet, but always from Chef Tom and no one seems to chime in to agree with him.  Oddly enough, this was the challenge where they were specifically told to cut down on the sugar for space travel but Angelo seems to like to infuse a sweetness to his dishes. 

Poor Tiffany!  She had prepared a pan seared Halibut and was planning to include muscles but unfortunately they froze in the refrigerator and she wasn’t able to use them.  This is another one of those Top Chef annoying moments when a dish goes south due to no fault of the contestant, but rather equipment or circumstances beyond their control. 

Unless Tiffany put the muscles in the freezer by mistake rather than the refrigerator, this was outside of her control.  Would it have been unfair to allow Tiffany (or an assistant) to go out and get more muscles from Whole Foods since the refrigerator clearly was not working properly?    As far as we know, its never been done before, but I doubt any of the other chef’s would have filed a complaint.  We don’t know if the muscles would have been the difference between Tiffany staying or going, but I would have liked to know for sure, so why not allow some fresh muscles?   Why can’t Top Chef be a little forgiving when it comes to equipment malfunctions? 

In any case, I was disappointed to see Tiffany go home, she had a really great attitude, always had a smile on her face and after winning many challenges, is clearly a Top Chef!  I would have much rather seen Kelly or Kevin go home and let Tiffany fight it out with Ed and Angelo, they seem to be the top three most talented chefs. 

So we’re stuck with stingy Kelly and sloppy Kevin for another week and they’re taking them to Singapore! 

Does anyone remember dear Teresa Giudice tweeting about her possible gig on Dancing With The Stars?  She even told the ladies of The View that she can’t talk about it.  Possibly because there was nothing to talk about.  Monday ABC announced the list of contestants for the upcoming season and I’m sure you were, like me, surprised not to see Teresa on the list.  Teresa is insisting that it would have interfered with her filming Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, but I would bet she wasn’t ever invited!   You may not be surprised to learn that she’s not on the list of celebs that turned it down:

@nydailynews Celebs who said no to ‘Dancing with the Stars’: Sylvester Stallone, Ann Coulter, C.. http://bit.ly/cfBUJd

Teresa used the old PR trick of announcing something that was completely out of the realm of possibility just to get people talking, later you can always say that you turned it down just as Teresa is doing now.

Still more for the media whore Teresa:

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

The Real Housewives of New Jersey took to the stage in New York City for Dina Manzo’s production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding, here are some photos from last night’s production:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_The_Real_NJ_Housewives_Open_In_MY_BIG_GAY_ITALIAN_WEDDING_20100902

Isn’t that dress that Jacqueline is wearing the same one she wore on the reunion?  It sure looks like it! 

Kelly Bensimon started a shitstorm on Twitter yesterday after tweeting about buying her daughter “panties”.  What is wrong with this woman?  She cannot do anything without tweeting about it, it is becoming really borderline psychotic.  She is absolutely obsessed with Tweeting everything!  Here are some of her tweets:

@Kikilet  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.

@maziarafterdark lol. Jason stratham. He’s def hot. Not sure he likes kids, dogs, horses, and “reality” tv. Lol

@NancyMoonPR dropping the girls at camp. Last day of riding at the Hampton Classic. I am so thankful to ride with such awesome peeps. Woooo

@hotfirefly mornin. I am confused by ur aggression/ anger. Its another beautiful day. Enjoy the last bits of summer

@Chandicious mornin. Maui babe and lancaster are two the best sun products on the market. Here’s to soft skin

@MimisGirl1 everyone has issues. Play the cards you were given well. Being jealous of another wastes time, and memories lost. Enjoy today

@JohnRDel actors should take themselves seriously. I am just having fun with this new life. All good. Drama stays on tv where it belongs.  

@trustthislawyer awww. I had some good jumps today and some bad. We got out there and tried. Gooo riders!!!! Woooo  

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

@BlessedDove1 when u have kiddies pop music becomes the music gospel. Lol. Car dance, its fun.

@Feeling1979 Did u listen to “free to be you and me, too?” Would real friends deliberately try to hurt you? Think about it.

@JohnRDel @PerezHilton he called me a “nutjob.” I like ‘crazy’ remember: sexy, mysterious. Lol. Good memory

On my way, and late can’t wait to see the kiddiesand @unclerush.

@z0mbiemom nope my biggest role model is Kristen Wig.

@perezhilton I love that pict taken at LAVO. The skirt is bcbg and the top Gap. Oxoxoxooxooxo

@ebenhall vote for what!!! hi mr tv.

Check this video out — kellykbensimon rides in the Hampton Classic 2010 youtube.com/watch?v=pN-Jub… via @youtube

http://twitpic.com/2kbgz8 – Go Dora. Explore, nuture friendships, and speak different languages. #awesomerolemodel

http://twitpic.com/2kb7or – @kikilet LOVE Mauibabe products! All the products smell so good! Not the typical “tanning” smell! ♡

@puntsy http://giantgummybears.com/ I love. Gr8 for kids parties

@BlessedDove1 I don’t like “tuff” I admire grateful, generous, sweet, and fun. Let men be ‘tuff’ together.#notthatgirl

How to get super soft skin: mauibabe tanning oil and sand, rub, then rinse. U will die. Soffttt

Hampton Classic horseshow vid up soon. I am so lucky to be apart of such a competition. Congrats, riders

@MicahJesse the hottest, smartest, and most fun guys. this should be a tv show, for sure.

@bullsgirl2 where do u come up with this? Its jerry springers tweet a thon some days. Oof.

@MetromixNewYork I had such a blast meeting the coolest bartenders from usa. It is such a talent and craft. So impressed. Appleton rum, yum

@DeeMurph06 now, I like u. U r clever. Xoxoxo enjoy the day

@jennifersale u r not crazy. U just have fun with tv. I admire the real peeps, I get bored by the drama tweeters

Going to the beach. Is that TMI? And were wearing Bikinis!!. Lol  

@jennifersale u r normal and cool, that’s why u get peeps on tv. The rest are attention seekers. Ewwwwwwwww

@DebAllyn u have two choices, I either clue u into cool stuff, or not. The comments are absurd and white noise. Zzzzzzzzz

@DeeMurph06 PINK has the sweetest and appropriate panties for tweens.

@DeeMurph06 agreed. Ignorance and entitlement makes me crazy

@V_bug I rode that 8 stride bending line in a 7. Pegasus,anyone. The riders were all awesome!

Getting a manicure/ pedicure after going to PINK and got Sea some fun panties for school

What a beautiful day. I just competed against some of the most beautiful riders and horses. I am so proud. What a blast.

Happy september. Off to the Hampton Classic with Sea and Bear. Wish me luck

Last week Kelly made the mistake of responding to Perez Hilton who called her a Nutjob.  She told him she preferred the term “crazy” because it makes her seem mysterious but hates being called a “Nutjob”.  Big mistake, everyone is now calling her a nutjob, naturally!

I wonder if Kelly really believes that people are jealous of her?  Do you think that she really thinks that people who mean tweet her are just overall angry people or that they are unhappy in their own lives?  Or do you think Kelly is an evil genius knowing that she is just further infuriating people by her complete ignorance of the fact that she really IS a Nutjob?

A new episode of The Real Housewives of DC airs tonight, you may have noticed that Jill Zarin has now taken to blogging about the series, apparently she wasn’t getting enough attention.  Besides, Alex was blogging and we all know that Jill has to have what Alex has.  I can just hear Jill calling Andy Cohen crying about Alex getting to blog, why can’t she?  Oy Vey!  Jill actually had the nerve to say in last week’s blog that Cat was being rude to people.  That is really funny coming from Jill who was rude to almost every single one of her cast mates, Sonja, Alex, Luann, Bethenny and Ramona! 

Bravo continues to heavily censor the comments, as I tried to say just that on Jill’s blog but of course, it wasn’t approved for publication on Bravotv.com.  Some things never change!

A little off topic, but NY Daily News complied some interesting photos that some celeb’s have tweeted over the past months…interesting enough, the only Bravo celeb included is Bethenny…

RT @NYDailyNews Celebrities all a-Twitter http://bit.ly/9QQGN0

Until Next Time….

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513 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewives News September 2, 2010

  1. Sue says:

    Hey Lynn. Great blog as always. BTW, it’s mussels! But muscles is cute!

    I was so disappointed that Tiffany went home. But I bet she wins fan fave. I agree Angelo has come back down to earth. I’m rooting for either him or Ed.

    The Jill Zarin blog was a joke. I commented, but I am sure it won’t be posted. She says that Kat must be unhappy because she is rude to everyone. Hello Jill!!!!

    RHODC isn’t airing a new episode tonight. No loss. I hope that it picks up,

    Sue

  2. OneMoreinBoston says:

    On the last blog @WindyCityWondering said

    “Just a thought – NJ has three year contracts, so Danielle still has a commitment.”

    Contracts work both ways. If Danielle is asked/told not to return does she still get the paycheck?

    If yes, than you know what, I would leave too. She really doesn’t have a brand to push, Christine already has a modeling contract, Jillian is really a little too young to do anything but train her voice at this point.

    From a business standpoint, what would she have to gain at this point?

    I also wonder if Danielle got a nice goodbye “kiss” in return for not spilling the beans on anyone?

    • dumberries says:

      All of the employment contracts that I’ve drafted or seen have detailed employment terms and conditions and many have “out clauses” that allow the employer to terminate at will and stipulate conditions under which the employee can leave. I’d bet there’s plenty of room in the Bravo/Shed contractual verbiage to allow either party to end the relationship (with stipulations).. Employers don’t want to be chained to anyone for years, it’s bad business…

      The more interesting question to me, is about keeping Danielle’s mouth shut if she has been forced out. Why would she not spill everything about the cast and the Bravo mechanisms? I’d bet there was an exit contract/addendum and maybe a payout, tied to very tight restrictions on what can be disclosed. If so, Danielle’s smart and she needs money. I suspect she will look for loop holes and try to make some money with the backstory..

      • Anitabee says:

        I’m pretty sure that the Hustler video somehow violates the Bravo contract. Danielle, whether she released it or not, is getting paid by Hustler as Hustler has officially stated that.

        • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

          Again, a bold faced lie at the reunion. Andy specifically asked if she was making money from the video and she said no. She did not cooperate, she is not receiving money and is in no way involved. She had to sign the release, she promoted that tape, bragging that it would sell big time, and she has to be receiving payment–as you said, Hustler admitted she is. LIE

        • dumberries says:

          I agree, there was probably a condition about getting advance authorization and paying the 10% royalty to Bravo for any materials featuring her image during her employment. Bravo’s standards are low, but seriously doubt they want to be part of the porn business. Danielle claimed that she isn’t making any money and simply couldn’t afford to legally stop the release – will be interesting to see if that claim is refuted…

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        While it is hard to read Danielle with the facial surgery and botox – her eyes are giving the gals a hugh FU – why else would she sit through the reunion if there wasn’t something in it for her? And I agree – if she was fired, really fired, it would have leaked out someway…..

        • Anitabee says:

          ZenJen had a good story on just this last week. Her sources actually go as far as too say that Danielle got fired before the reunion.

          I guess we’ll know on Monday 🙂

          • MickeyMouth says:

            Danielle hasn’t used her blog for anything but self promotion for a long while now. I thinks she’s done, but maybe she’ll pop-up ocassionally for fireworks.

      • jezzibel says:

        there might have been a do not compete clause..and a non-disclosure on castmates clause for say up to 5 years after the jersey series has ended..

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Reality Zen with Jenn had this after the reunion about Danielle:

      “But something tells me since she knew she was canned before the reunion taping because of her BSC and violating her contract with under the table production deals, she just said it to start stuff and come out smelling like a rose.” If the under table production deals (maybe with racketeer Danny Pro???) are not ok as stated in her contract Danielle would be SOL. I have to say that Jenn gets some really good insider scoop.

    • twoile says:

      There is an aticle in the NY Daily News today on-line that states T’s S-I-L will replace Dina next season ….supposidly is far richer etc, T’s bro is also in RE, they live in mansion much more lavish than T’s etc . I’m not familure w/how to provide link (sorry).

      • babykakes says:

        radaronline also has 2 stories of T’s sister-in-law & brother on the next seasons show. they claim that they have been following the couple around & have been filming at their house for a while. also, Teresa says if her SIL is on the show she will
        walk! hope she has a good pair of shoes..

  3. Trudie says:

    I too was amazed that Kelly twittered about buying her daughter underwear. What the heck is wrong with that woman?

    • vilzvet says:

      Wow, too bad that Kelly got thrown, that will surely be up on Youtube soon. In a few minutes she is going into her final class, this will be a problem, there are 58 entries (HUGE) and one of her competitors is the daughter of a friend of mine, half her age, these are VERY good riders, she’s biting off more than she can chew here. I was debating to go out there, but I’m running out of time, it’s an hour away. Drat!!

      • Had Enough! says:

        vilzvet – Don’t they have any kind of qualifications for entry in these competitions? I know she’s jumping in amateur classes, but don’t they have qualifications for those classes, too? You can’t just sign up for the NYC marathon. You have to have proof that you’ve run a number of other marathons first. So is she just signing up and paying an entry fee?

        Could you ask your friend if she has any info on just how much/often Kikilet trains and practices?

        • Had Enough! says:

          Wait. She’s riding again today but she’s spewing tweets? Shouldn’t she be trying to concentrate and get her bearings? The excuse for dissing Ramona last year was that she needed to focus and not get distracted for her upcoming ride.

          Look, I would never tweet to her, mean or otherwise, but that doesn’t mean I can’t question her conduct, or that doing so means I don’t have empathy. But it is hard to have empathy for someone who refuses to get the counseling she needs, to acknowledge her problems and work on them. She puts herself in this position, time and time again. She needs to sort herself out.

          • vilzvet says:

            Had Enough, nope, you pretty much just have to pay the entry fee and have a decent horse. This is what she has, except for today I guess since she got thrown. She does have a new trainer, so this person obviously encouraged her to go forth. She probably shot off a tweet because of her fall and she thinks she’s gonna get slammed. But it’s not there was paps out there, the only photogs I saw for for the show.

            • alicia says:

              It is the same for endurance riding, except your horse is carefully examined by a vet before, during and after competition. You can be pulled at any time if your horse does not meet criteria.We have a large variety of people competing, from international competitors to the locals. The shortest length is 25 miles up to 100 miles. Of course at a 100 miler you will see very professional riders. I think at the Hampton Classic entry fees are probably high which weeds out the wannabes.

            • clydethetervuren says:

              All I can say about the tweeting at the show is that she must not be getting her own horse ready. Show days start early and end late, for me any ways. Then again I have always done my own feeding, mucking, braiding/banding, longeing, tacking, warm up and cool down. Even if I had the money to pay someone else to do all that stuff for me I wouldn’t do it. All of that time gives me insight into how my horse is feeling and our level of preparedness. And I just like being with him that much.

              • alicia says:

                I agree- competing is a five day ongoing event. Packing my trailer, bodyclipping, (anyone for itchy hair in their bra?), all his equipment, bedding for the trailer(I sleep in mine-it has a camper in the front part),and horse food and people food. Showing up the DAY of an event, getting on for a few minutes and competing is not the life of a serious equestrian. Last week I spent two hours in my barn w/ vet doing a “teeth and sheath”-LOL.. you can only imagine-the glamorous life of a real equestrian. And yes, I love spending time with my horse and I think it makes our bond that much stronger.

  4. OneMoreinBoston says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Sorry- I got a little caught up in the Danielle drama and haven’t thanked you for the new blog, and for letting us play in your sandbox.
    Thank you!

  5. Anitabee says:

    I heart Angelo.

    Why is Kevin STILL there??? He should have been sent home last night. Now I wonder why the finale is filming in Singapore? Doesn’t this give Angelo a slight edge over the other contestants? He cooks primarily Asian cuisine. The previews for next week looks like the contestants are melting with sweat flying all over the place with these poor cooks cooking over hot grills. I’m pretty damn sure Top Chef could have found a top notch kitchen in Singapore for them to cook in.

    Still predicting Angelo as top winner, Dark horse — Kelly.

  6. Had Enough! says:

    Get off twitter and start working hard and practicing, KKB!

    @mprissy21 its a bruised ego, that makes me upset. I try really hard to do well, and get really disappointed, too. Parity

    The thing is that I don’t believe you try really hard. I believe you show up at the stable, take a few lessons, and think that’s all it takes. Stop running around the country, stop partying, stop spending the whole day on twitter, stop grinning your Cheshire Cat grin at every camera on the planet, and spend your time really learning to ride. Lessons 2-3 times a week, practice every day. Then I will respect you whether you come in first or last and even if you fall off your horse. Until then, no.

    We know you were in NYC on August 31 for the rum party at Macao. So you drove back to the city, went out for a few hours, don’t try to tell me you didn’t drink, and the next day drove back to the Hamptons. That is NOT how an athlete prepares for a major event. Even an amateur athlete.

    Please. Listen to us. You need to grow up, you need to get some help. Really.

    Also – look up the word “parity.”

    • vilzvet says:

      FANTASTIC response! I agree wholeheartedly, I read about the rum contest and thought it was indeed in NYC, not something you do the night before a horse show! All good points you have made. Love it!!

      • Had Enough! says:

        Is it common for riders to fall off? Because this is the second year in a row that she’s fallen off. And she’s always near the bottom of her class. At some point shouldn’t her coach or the officials say something?

        Meanwhile, a Zarin classic (like Mommy, like Shrill):

        “In London! Not happy at hotel that was booked so I jumped in taxi with luggage and Bobby and went to my favorite. Seems 5 stars isn’t what it used to be.”

        • Tootsie says:

          Jumping, in the world of horses, is not as difficult as other horse art forms are, and yes, people do fall off. Dressage, which my grandson does, is very difficult. One must follow the routine of the level you are performing in. All movements of the horse are controlled by the legs and hips of the rider. Notice, reign is not used to direct the horse, only leg and hip movements. In the upper levels of Dressage there are routines done to music. The horse looks like it is dancing. Kelly doesn’t have the intelligence or time to devote to dressage. Jumping is so much easier and takes much less time. To be good at dressage one should ride almost every day. YouTube has some wonderful tapes. Go to YouTube, then Dressage. Watch the film with Andreas Helgstrand, or any of the others. Now you will see real beauty. That SeaHag could never do this.

          • Char212 says:

            Maybe she could get Bethenny to give her some riding lessons 🙂 After all B grew up around horses and I would imagine she can ride pretty well lol.

            • Tootsie says:

              Bethenny exercised race horses, a different discipline altogether. The Sea Hag weighs far to much and is far too tall to ride those horses. As race horses age out, and/or are not good at it they are frequently trained for Dressage. Dressage training takes years and hours upon hours of training. A friend has an ex-race horse which she now uses for Dressage. The history of Dressage is quite interesting, but, I’ll spare you from that.

          • vilzvet says:

            Oh brother, Jill! Five stars just isn’t enough?? Stay over there….

            Kelly is standing by to go next in her class, I have the live feed. There are 48 entrants, my friend is going after Kelly. This is also a money class, first place gets you $750.00.

            • Tootsie says:

              That’s another difference between Jumping and Dressage. You don’t get money for winning at Dressage. I know cause I have a room full of First Place ribbons and no money in the bank. It costs me an arm and leg to keep my grandson on that horse.

              • Quincy IL says:

                I raise barrel racing quarterhorses. It’s expensive and this no money in competition these days.

              • Tootsie says:

                On top of that, Quincy, buying the horse is the cheapest part of the whole thing. Vets, feed, training, etc., etc. We have a Freisian and he is expensive. You and I could have diamonds galore if we spent the money on us.

              • Tootsie says:

                Quincy:

                Are you lucky enough to be going to FEI in Lexington later this month? We had planned to go but I am a caregiver and can’t leave my husband. How I do wish I could be there.

              • alicia says:

                Her horse looks like what we refer to as a “packer”- very quiet and well-schooled over jumps. She actually has to urge him foward with her heels numerous times to speed up ! Her horse is like the golden retriever of horses ! You get big dollars -$100,000+ for a quiet minded horse like this. A good , quiet horse can make all the difference in winning.

              • alicia says:

                But your horse does go up in value depending on what level dressage it is doing. And dressage is great cross-training for horses- it teaches them to use their bodies better in every way.

              • Quincy IL says:

                I teach high school girls barrel racing, but I don’t race myself anymore. I do ride green horses with a couple of trainers so that is my challenge.

                I was the nationals in 1968, 1969 and 1970. I have trophies.

          • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

            My aunt was Ella Brice. Ella Hagadorn before she remarried. She was pretty well known in the dressage and jumping circuit before she passed away. She was a very tiny woman (5’4) and rode an 18 hand stallion which is apparently very unusual size wise for this type of competition. I was young, so I don’t remember much, just that she could control that horse (Spender was his name) with a tightening on her knees and a whisper. He adored her.

        • Quincy IL says:

          Kelly fell the first season too, so many it’s three years of landing on her head.

          All riders have disengaged from the saddle. LOL. I would have ridden a horse a season or more before taking it to a big show, but we have a lot of small county events here that help get the horses used to the events, crowds, cameras, and plastic bags that seem to appear out of no where.

          Horses need the feeling of confidence from the rider. I felt sorry for Bill.

          I wear a helmet and practice falling. Tuck and roll. You never know when that will come in handy.

          • Tootsie says:

            Kelly so desperately wants to be a big name in the Equestrian area; she would need to put a lot more time and work in it to succeed. It’s the daily grind that separates the wannabe’s from the serious riders. I don’t ever look for her to improve much.

    • plainviewsue says:

      That could be interesting!!! I just hope that Bravo doesn’t bow to Teresa’s demands and shows her the door. If she does get that raise and all of her other diva demands, what does that tell us? By all means, push your boss down, curse like a cow, stiff all of your creditors and continue to buy buy buy.

      Andy, fire her and hire her sister-in-law. She will DIE!!!!!!

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks for the link Kip!

      Re: Teresa’s salary increase request: let’s say Teresa gets Bravo to kick it up to $20k per episode and they film 15 per year = $300k per year. Pretty great salary. Even so, she still could never afford the lifestyle she’s been leading. It would take nearly 40 years at this salary to pay off the $11 million debt she and Juicy accumulated (not including any interest on loans they’ve defaulted on). When I look at it in those terms, it makes my blood boil even more. I sure hope the Guidices are not allowed to walk away clean-slated from the bankruptcy and that future earnings can be attached to pay back some of the small businesses they screwed. No matter what, a lot of the businesses they scammed will probably never be paid in full – you can’t get blood from a stone.

      • kats2 says:

        Yes very logical, however they are criminals and have no intention of ever paying a cent on the $11 million. Remember “Fresh Start” I read some where that anything they earn after filing is all their’s to spend. That’s why as repulsed we were all at the recent $60k shopping spree her attorney came out and said it was within in her legal right to spend that money with the new money she earned (paraphasing but you get the point).

        • dumberries says:

          You’re so right Kats2, logic and fairness doesn’t seem to apply. That’s what pisses me off so much! All I have for solace is the belief that karma will catch up to them….

  7. Meg1964 says:

    Great blog.

    Wow.. I didn’t know that I wasn’t the only one sickened by the Nutjob mentioning buying her little girl panties. I can’t stand that fake, horse toothed idiot.

    • Ellabean says:

      Meg – That Kelly panty tweet was posted yesterday afternoon on the other blog and Bam! got an instant repsonse from a bunch of us that were troubled by it too. You definitely are not alone !

  8. WindyCityWondering says:

    Good morning and great blog Lynn!
    Chefs is so disappointing this season and at this point I have yet to find the one I’d want or even like to win. Maybe next season?

    Well I have talked myself into believing that Danielle is not done with RHONJ – you don’t get rid of the drama queen and the story driver. She may not film with the Swamp Ape, but she still can do talking heads – fabulous – team up with Teresa’s SIL – fabulous – and make those puppets dance and give them something to talk about.

  9. MickeyMouth says:

    I had the same final three – Ed, Tiffany and Angelo and was very sorry to see Tiffany go home. But we, as viewers, have a big disadvantage. We can’t taste the food. To me that shows poor editing when people go home who I think should stay, because the editors should have better conveyed to me which meal and chefs really are the best. I hope that made sense, lol.

    • error404 says:

      This has been happening a lot this season. They’ll go on and on and on about how bad one person’s dish was, only tot turn around and send a different chef home. I haven’t seen them all, but almost every episode I saw this season, ended with me scratching my head.

  10. MickeyMouth says:

    Totally off topic, but Whoa! – “Oil rig explodes 80 miles off Louisiana coast; 12 people reported overboard and one missing, the Coast Guard says.”

  11. Bee says:

    Hi Lynn!

    Great recap of Top Chef. I was also upset to see Tiffany go home. Last week I had said how much I like her and that I thought the final two would be her and Ed. I agree with you that Angelo has become much more down to earth, especially after being in the middle the past few weeks. I see nothing special about Kelly or Kevin. I’m beginning to believe that Top Chef, among other Bravo shows, is fixed. Tiffany won so many challenges and is a fighter, why would she go home? It makes no sense. I do have to say that I hope Ed wins, even though I bet it will be Angelo, the judges seem to like him and his cooking.

    Concerning the Real Housewives of DC, I do not know if there is a new episode tonight, but just like Top Chef sending home ready made top chefs, it makes no sense. Bravo is playing Part 2 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey this Monday, which is Labor Day, yet they aren’t showing the Real Housewives DC on a regular Thursday?! Just when that show starts getting “watchable”!

    In any case, thanks for another great blog.

    Bee

  12. BKA amia009 says:

    I heard Cat is ALREADY DIVORCED FROM CHARLES AND LIVING BACK IN LONDON!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      She is supposed to be coming back next month or maybe this month. I don’t know if it’s for filming or not.

      • Quincy IL says:

        That’s right. We have to import English women for our DC socialite show. Yep. English women with no ties to DC at all.

  13. Prettyplusmore says:

    GREAT BLOG! As always.

  14. Prettyplusmore says:

    Great blog. As always

  15. Debbie says:

    Man, Your blogs are still as awesome as usual. Been awhile since I read one but, GREAT job Lynne!!!!

  16. Quincy IL says:

    Caroline Manzo said that they know nothing about season three. They don’t know if Danielle will be back. Perhaps, Bravo is playing a game for higher ratings.

    • Anitabee says:

      Caroline is a liar.

      RHONJ starts taping next week.

    • kats2 says:

      As far as I know there have not been any official news from Bravo on any of this stuff. Until you hear from them and there is no reason they would not announce it (they are PR whores just like the HW’s). IMO All these other blogs and rags will create these stories to get the website hit and traffic to their site so they have great numbers to report back to the sponsors who pay them. YMMV but to me it’s no different than a bunch of sharks going after some chum.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Bravo typically doesn’t officially announce this sort of thing—casting, when filming starts, etc. They don’t officially announce the cast until they do promos for the season’s run.

        But in the meantime people talk, including cast members, and cameras are seen filming long before then.

        FWIW, the Hollywood Reporter “confirmed” earlier this week that Danielle is off the show.

  17. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Great write up on Top Chef. I was really disappointed to see Tiffany go last night. She cooked some great food, was funny, nice and I just liked her. Kevin should not be there. He’s been too up and down. This season has just been kind of eh for me. Last season was probably one of the best between Kevin and the Voltaggio brothers. Loved all the past winners except for maybe Hosea, but this season I’m kind of out because my favorite went home last night :(.

    Good news being the Top Chef: Just Desserts with the yummy Johnny Iuzzini will be on soon. Something about a man that cook who also has tats….le sigh.

  18. Had Enough! says:

    It seems odd to me that Tiffany’s mussels froze, but no one else complained of their food getting too cold, frozen, etc. I assume she doesn’t mean frozen solid. That would take a freezer. Let’s not forget that salt lowers the freezing temp of water.

    Was she the only one to use that refrigerator?

    You can store live mussels in the refrigerator, but at the bottom, where they won’t get too cold. It looks like she had them on the top shelf.

    I don’t understand why she didn’t cook and shuck them the first day.

    • ms. J says:

      I think mussels have to be eaten the day they are cooked or else you can get really sick so not sure she was able to cook them beforehand…..

      • Had Enough! says:

        I am pretty sure that cooked mussels can be kept in the refrigerator. Our local Whole Foods sells them in plastic tubs, packed in the cooking broth. They keep for a couple of days.

        Someone else said they didn’t see the relationship between mussels and halibut. I agree. And I can’t imagine freeze-dried mussels. Ugh.

        • Quincy IL says:

          Yes, and that is why I am a vegetarian. That and I really like cows and chickens. I never know who my mother is serving for dinner so I never eat at my mom’s house.

  19. BambiBaby22 says:

    I have more respect for someone who will wear the same dress twice (Jac) than someone who runs up $20,000 worth of credit card bills to high end stores and then refuses to pay for it.

    • dumberries says:

      Me too Bambi!

    • Quincy IL says:

      I wear the same dress for decades. LOL.

      • kats2 says:

        Yep. I love fashion as much as the next person but always try to remember that it’s a business and they need to make money. So some smart people came up with the idea and thought of a way to make us feel bad or guilty for repeating outfits. I buy things I love and spend big money on what I really love, as long as I know I can and will get a lot of use out of it. I’m walking any red carpets, so I don’t really care. If I love and feel good in it, I wear it.

        • vilzvet says:

          Yes, all the Hollywood people have the pressure that they can NEVER be seen in the same outfit twice! Crazy!! I also read somewhere that P Diddy never reuses his undies again, he simply throws them out every day! Insane!!

          • Justanothermary says:

            I went to Catholic schools – 12 years in the same outfit! I had to get a bigger one from time to time, but damn if it didn’t look the same!

  20. OneMoreinBoston says:

    Hey Lynn?

    When you get a chance could you answer a question that both WSL and had?

    When you start a new blog, do you consider it rude for your guests to post on topics that were introduced in a previous blog?

    Although I am a obsessive compulsive lurker, this is the first blog I’ve participated in and not sure.

  21. Had Enough! says:

    Go Vilzvet!

    @vilzvet yeah, I was really kickin it last night. In bed by 9pm writing blogs for my webiste. Woohoo. ????

    Well I don’t know about last night, but the last blog entries are dated 8/31 and here they are:

    Posted on | August 31, 2010

    This summer, I have been working on a new book. I have written three books that explore pop culture and social history. Since I am not old enough, and do not have enough monumental memories to have them documented, I stick to what I love: social history, lifestyle, and fashion. My first book published by Assouline called “In the Spirit of the Hamptons” needs an upgrade. When I was 30, I wrote a book exploring a place I love, now I am writing a book about a place where I love to live. How do you start? You compile images, FIRST. Then, tell the story.

    Robin Hood Foundation

    Posted on | August 31, 2010

    What do lemon aid and charity have in common? When it comes to kiddies, they are putting their money where their mouth is. Children across the Hamptons are donating their time and the proceeds from their lemon aid stands to support the Robinhood Foundation, which targets poverty in New York City. At Bridgehampton Polo last Saturday, children raised over $1800 in less than two hours. That’s something to be proud of.

    Go kids!!!

    So, its local day and this year I have the honor of riding Rush Chairman Bill. I have been looking forward to this horse show all year. The Sunday before the Hampton Classic, is a fun day where only locals can ride. I was able to ride in the flat equitation class, and got 4th place. Over fences in the 2′6 equitation class, I (rather Bill for he did all the work) got a 4th place over fences and a 10th place. I am so excited to be at the Hampton Classic. It is a huge honor, and it was such a BLAST!

    Woooooooooo can you believe I did so well. I can’t!!!!

    Must have taken at least 3 hours to crank these out! That is, three hours for her assistant to delete all the awesomes and reallys and make some sense out of the sentences. No time left, apparently, to correct the punctuation.

  22. Had Enough! says:

    Another gem from Kikilet:

    @sammiefirman its a wish bracelet. I made a wish to find love,and when it falls off, I will have found love.

    Is she effing 14 years old? Rhetorical question. We established that conclusively many months ago.

    • vgirl511 says:

      Well, now her wish won’t come true, because as any 14 yr old knows, if you tell someone your wish, it doesn’t work!

  23. boston02127 says:

    You guys have been busy. I just got caught up. It’s a gazillion degrees outside. UGH.
    So…. poor Kelly got thrown from a horse. Hmmm……hope she’s okay.
    (whispering to self…don’t laugh, don’t laugh, don’t laugh)

  24. Had Enough! says:

    And here it is from the horse’s mouth:

    @captdavsgirl “bill” is an amazing horse. i wish i got to ride him more than for 12 days. keep riding. heels down! oxxoxo

    Vilzvet? Trust she’s blocked you by now. Any comment on whether it is appropriate to compete on a horse you’ve been riding for only 12 days?

    • vilzvet says:

      I can tell you it’s ridiculous! Most people work for months with their horses before a show. And they OWN them too. She was pretty arrogant to think she could just jump on, take a few lessons and go against excellent lifelong riders. As of right now, she’s still not going in. There are only a few riders left, so maybe she’s withdrawing.

      • vilzvet says:

        Yeah I saw her response, but she was incorrect, I was referring to her going out Tuesday night in NYC when she had to be at the show before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Does she think we’re as dumb as her?? And what is she doing on her twitter caring about what total strangers think anyway…

      • Had Enough! says:

        Looks like she didn’t get right back in the saddle. She tweeted that she was going to the beach (about one hour ago) and just posted a picture of a sign at the beach. Hope she thinks twice about competing again without the benefit of extensive training and practice.

  25. vgirl511 says:

    From an article on people.com

    Giudice finds the rumors of a love child particularly preposterous. “It’s so crazy that I can brush it off,” she says. “I don’t even think about it. I guess that’s when you know you’re really a star when people start making up things. What’s the next thing? Are we doing drugs? I think I heard that’s the next one.”

    http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/09/02/real-housewives-new-jersey-teresa-giudice-slams-troubled-marriage-rumors/?cp=2

    She thinks she is really a star now?

  26. error404 says:

    Thanks Lynn for the Top Chef update.. I missed the show.

    Singapore !?!?! Well, I guess it makes sense as it’s the Asian city/state that’s just as banal and flavorless as DC! Yuck

    Tiffany!?!?!?!?! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Just yesterday my friend and I were hyping her up as our fav to win! :(:(:(

  27. Mary T says:

    No offense but could you please stop using apostrophes where they don’t belong…when you are talking about chefs as in plural of chef, you should not be using an apostrophe!!

  28. Pantry Viewer says:

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-nj-housewife-teresa-giudice-%E2%80%98doesn%E2%80%99t-want-be-show%E2%80%99-with-sister-law

    If the sister-in-law Melissa thing is true, and it’s true they hate each other, that would be awesome. As long as we’re not being played by Bravo and this is just publicity stunt. But to have someone come on who Teresa hates and is jealous of? Fabulous!

    • dumberries says:

      It could be pretty explosive, if true! If anyone hasn’t read the forum with comments about the NJ cast before the show aired, here’s the link. So much of what the locals alleged has turned out to be true – especially in regards to the Guidices living way beyond their means. There are comments from Ashley (I think Jac too) and probably Manzo family members and/or employees (allegedly, since they all used “Anonymous” when posting). The “family member” bagging on Teresa was assumed to the SIL, even way back then. She’s not holding back. Note: nothing about Danielle is hinted at; except someone saying the lady with 2 daughters was nice when they went to select a dog at her shop. This was before the Manzos dug up the old book.
      http://tinyurl.com/2fa5lna

      • vilzvet says:

        Yes that was Danielle being referred to because the breed of dog she has matches…I actually look forward to seeing how this all pans out, because I am liking this SIL already!

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        Thanks for that link, dumberries. Couldn’t you just HEAR those ugly voices of each person as you read each post obviously made by Jac, Theresa, Dina, Ashley, defending themselves on there? They are so obvious!

        • Justanothermary says:

          I think the SIL would be great – especially if there is T drama involved. Let’s face it, with Dinyell gone if they don’t bring on some drama we’ll have week after week of nothing but The Brownstone, family dinners and the occasional ham abuse.

        • dumberries says:

          Yep, when I read the comments again yesterday, I heard their voices in my mind…

      • Cheri says:

        I just read the article and I think alot of the comments were from rge four if them and Ashley (not Danelle). You could tell by the wording. Boy were the comments about them true!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Bravo’s made a point to show that no one is irreplaceable on these shows.

      According to Jenn Sales, T’s SIL has wanted to be on the show but T didn’t want her. With Danielle leaving, Dina no longer a regular (apparently), there’s a slot. That there may be tensions between the SILs from Bravo’s point of view would be icing on the cake.

      T has a case of Jill Zarin Syndrome….she’s going all diva, wants big bucks and Bravo’s just not about that. Bravo has the cameras and the “platform” they can use to promote themselves and their other gigs (books, etc.) And there are people lining up to be on these shows. T can fish with them or try another pond. And without Bravo, T’s 15 minutes are up I think.

  29. ms. J says:

    http://www.realitytea.com/2010/09/02/report-teresa-giudices-sister-in-law-joins-real-housewives-of-nj-cast/#more-17007

    If this is true, and she really hates Teresa, I would watch RHONJ next season for sure!

    • ms. J says:

      sorry PV didn’t see you’d already posted it-

      I agree with you!

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        No problem, Ms. J. It was just too “juicy” and we all wanted to post it – no pun intended – LOL!

        I quit watching NJ each week and only tuned in for the reunion and the hair-pulling scene. But, yep, I’m watch again if Teresa was going to get shown up by her younger, prettier, richer SIL who will stand up to her nonsense! I’m all tingly just thinking about it (kidding!) 🙂

  30. Wall St Lady says:

    Mary T would u help me w/ my posts ? I permanently want to keep the learning disabled card on the blog/table. I amy graciously serious. If u take me up u will need to quit ur day job.
    And
    “There’s no discount for agreeing w/me !

    I mean this in nothing but fun

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Sometimes, particularly when I first started posting and I wasn’t sure if the people here would forgive my misspellings, I would write an entry in a Word document first, then do a spell check and after it was corrected, I would cut and paste it to the blog.
      It does take about 5 seconds more- but I just like to try and be as perfect as I can- you know- the Virgo going on. LOL

      • Had Enough! says:

        I am both a Virgo and a total stickler for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax, which comes in handy if you are sometimes called on to edit. When I read Lynne Truss’ fantastically funny book “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” I was so relieved to know that I’m not the only one who wants to run around with a big marker to cross through all the stray apostrophes out there.

        But hey, this is a blog, not a dissertation, so a few mistakes here and there can be overlooked. Blogs are informal. Yes, if I had my perfectionist druthers, all writing would always be error-free. But if I let myself get crazy about all the errors in written English, I’d start with official government websites and reports (if I see FAQ’s one more time on a federal government website, I will scream) and major newspapers, and not comments on a blog.

        • Ellabean says:

          Had, you just nailed it – this is a blog – it is informal. I do, however, respect and appreciate the fine writers here – in with perfect skilss in punctuation, spelling, grammar, and content.

          But at the same time, I am a LOUSY typist. Always have been. And slow too. So I kindly ask for understanding and tolerance from posters here with my mistakes. I try to be that way with others that make mistakes too.

          I hope peeps read some of posts and find them worthy.

        • boston02127 says:

          @ Had Enough!–I must drive you nuts! 🙂

          • dumberries says:

            Me too Boston!
            I always double check before I hit “Post Comment” and there is still usually a preposition missing or some other mistake! I never correct my errors after posting unless they change the meaning or prevent people from understanding my intent. Figure it’s a blog, not a homework assignment or a business document…

          • Had Enough! says:

            Not one bit! I think you are the bees’ knees, the cat’s meow, the kewlest kid on the block. I wish I had been half as together at your age as you obviously are.

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          I had a college professor that had a local grocery chain change all the signs from “1o items or less” to “10 items or fewer”.

      • Zoey says:

        I’m all for correcting mistakes, which we all make, I absolutely hate when I see myself make dumb mistakes, and I’m for learning as much as one can, but I have to say I think it’s a bit much to have to worry about every little error if you are here amongst friends in a blog.
        Now if you’re sending in your resume, then by all means give it the once over many times!

        I used to write much better, never misspell and aced my college English classes with no problem. Mental clarity is an issue nowadays with a few health problems that I have, so I get confused depending on if I sleep or not.

        Bottom line is, everyone has issues and a story. I just don’t think anyone should comment on how other people spell or write. If you get the point, then that’s all you need!

        • Ellabean says:

          Totally agree Zoey. I got your back on the blogging mistakes thing. 🙂

        • Had Enough! says:

          I should say, however, that it actually is easier to learn to do it right and then it becomes second nature. You don’t even have to think about it. I watch people struggle to write and I tell them to just let it flow and then go back and correct it later. And one other tip: good writing is like good riding. You must practice, practice, practice.

          • siennarose says:

            “had enough” already…..

          • Quincy IL says:

            I need to wear my glasses. That’s my excuse.

            I usually see the mistakes just when I pussssssh……post commentttttttttttt

            • Zoey says:

              Lololol. Yew made me laff, witch I soarly needed this afternune. 😉

              • Quincy IL says:

                I think quickly and my fingers just fly along for the ride. I should go over the posts and check because when I look I know what is incorrect and I fix it.

                Our local news blog comment section tells you if there is a problem with grammar or spelling. Sometimes, I look at their complaint and wonder why I am wrong.

                Those Canadians really spell poorly. LOL… The British and Australians are awful spellers too. We have it hands down over those guys. rotfl

    • kats2 says:

      Um sure sounds great, but first can we all agree that the reply when working should be used? Yes, I bringing it up again.

      • dumberries says:

        Big YES from me, again…

        • kats2 says:

          Thanks DB! But I don’t think anyone else cares that much about this one. Oh well, all you can do is ask/try.

      • Zoey says:

        What do you mean kats2?

        • Laura aka Just done says:

          When you want to respond to a post, hit the reply button. There have been many times when someone replies to a post, but does so by starting another post. It’s rather confusing and hard to follow a topic. I wholeheartedly agree Kats. It makes me crazy to have to do “searches” with monikers b/c people fall into the habit of creating new posts.

          • Quincy IL says:

            I think most people are following the reply suggestion, but some might not have the ability to understand this.

            There are also occassions when I notice something somewhere else and for the life of me can’t find the original post. This happens when there are 300 comments on the page. LOL..

            If I do it…forgive me, it’s usually a time issue. I look at the night while running tests or waiting for solutions to stain specimens. I call it multitasking, but I just am noisy and want to check in on the conversations here.

            • KirksvilleMo says:

              And this is exactly why we should use the message board format that Lynn set up weeks ago and too many claimed they didn’t understand how to navigate a message board so we all stayed here.Now I’m nearly possitive that everyone here has more than my 9th grade education and if I can uderstand the workings of a message board anyone can.

          • Furalis says:

            Guilty! Thanks for posting that information. Learn something new everyday.

  31. boston02127 says:

    @Pantry Viewer & ms. J—–Thanks for the links. Interesting & I hope it’s true.

  32. kats2 says:

    Someone up stairs got our orders mixed up. We asked that Kelly be dumped from the show, not a horse!!! But hey we’re getting closer and it shows someone is listening and trying to help. 🙂

    • Had Enough! says:

      Kats2 – Bill heard our cries of pain and our pleas that she not be asked back for RHONYC and he was doing his best to make sure she got dumped. But he’s only a horse, you know, and he took it literally.

  33. vgirl511 says:

    An article posted on realbitchyhousewives.blogspot.com states:

    As for that reunion, Cohen says—no, he promises—that part two airing on Monday will shock us even more than the cuss-filled rage Theresa spewed at Danielle in the first half. “What I’ll tell you is that Jacqueline has something of an epiphany somewhere through the taping and her epiphany is really going to surprise people,” he said. “Two things happen that I never would expect to happen in million years. Literally, the shots of me, my mouth is on the floor.”

    I am VERY curious about Jacqueline’s epiphany, I can’t even imagine what it could be. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • vilzvet says:

      Well we know Ashley was SUPER pissed after the reunion!! It must involve the hairpulling drama, etc., because Ashley was not mentioned at all in Part I.

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        Hmm. I can only surmise that Jac decides to quit and Ashley was so angry because she won’t get to be a F-list star? I don’t know what Ashley said or was mad about after the reunion, so don’t know if that fits. I just don’t think they are going to fire Danielle – so maybe Jac quits. She’s useless anyway. Who knows!

        • icantstandthetoxicity says:

          Right after the RHONJ cast taped the reunion, Ashley tweeted that she wasn’t going to speak to her mother for at least a week. She may have been upset because Jacqueline quit……Hmm.

          • ms. J says:

            I assumed Ashley was pissed b/c her mom didn’t let her come on reunion…..

            I hope Jacqueline’s ephiphany is real and not like “Oh Danielle is super duper duper liar and I just had ephipihany why”

      • is that part of what she’s saying in that “it’s all fake, it’s all fake” clip?

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      hmmm…maybe Bravo’s throwing us a curve ball and Jacqueline is the one leaving?
      She really has no skin in the game other than fame. She has no product to push, no brand to market, she’s already shown she’s not all that into the charity scene in the first season with Dina’s Ladybug Foundation. So why do it?

      Jac may need the money if her husband’s company declared bankruptcy but really nothing scandalous has come out of that.

      She may FINALLY be trying to rein Trashley in, and figured the only way to do it is to get off the show. She saw the publicity and outpouring of affection for Dina, so it maybe her little copycat move.

      Chris seems none to happy whenever he’s shown on camera. AND Trashley was super PO’d, maybe because there’s her 15 minutes are up?

      • Ellabean says:

        You all are onto something here with the possibility of Jac leaving. When you think about it – she is like the DeShawn Snow of Atlanta. Kind of boring. And Bravo did not ask DeShawn back after Atl Season # 1 becuase she brought so little to the show (in their eyes).

        • dumberries says:

          Jaclyn was my first guess 2 weeks ago, but then Danielle is quite plausible too. I agree with the others that Ashley’s tweets right after the reunion filming seem to support Jac’s calling it quits. Also, the tv appearances since the reunion seems to be mostly done by Caroline and Teresa (and I’m sure Caroline would prefer Jac over Teresa, but not by much!). Hmmmmmmm……………

          • Quincy IL says:

            Hmmmm… Jacq was on the Today Show and she’s in the Broadway Play about gay marriage. I think she’s in for the long haul.

            The is one of the meanings of epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

            I think Jacqueline realized already that Danielle was playing her all along. She also knows that Danielle is fighting with Ashley on line and in the courts to hurt Jacqueline.

            Danielle likes to own people. If you are her friend, you can’t be anyone else’s friend. Remember when Danielle told Jacqueline that she had enemies? Jacqueline clicked the glass and asked who the enemies were?

            I suspect our Danielle has been bisexual for a long time. I think Danielle has sexual attractions to Dina, Jacqueline and Kim G. Remember the comment that I wish you were a man to Kim G. I bet that you will find other intense relationships in Danielle’s past. There is a little preview where Danielle tells Jacqueline that they were so close….

            Yep…. epiphany…ordinary friendship… love…. and Jacqueline was too dense to see it.

            • debbie says:

              @Quincy IL …you said:
              Remember the comment that I wish you were a man to Kim G.” referring to Danielle..
              She might be bi, but she probably was wishing she was a man so she could marry her and get her hands on her money. 🙂

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Well, it is interesting that Jacq has not been at some stints that Caroline and Teresa have been. I don’t think Ashley would be mad if she left the show as much as if she agreed with Danielle that what Ashley did i.e. hair pulling was wrong and asks for forgiveness or something. Ashley is obsessed with Danielle and any kind of mea culpa from Jacqueline would tick Ashley off.

      I still believe Danielle is gone from the show.

    • kats2 says:

      First, so happy that THE BIG SHOCKING NEWS in part 2 is not something we already know or something lame about people quitting or being fired (they all should quit and/or be fired).

      And I’m being serious with this next part on what it could be – Did you see the preview of Danielle saying to Jacqueline, “I really loved you”. Could the epiphany Jac had be that Danielle perhaps had feelings for her that were more than the normal BFF variety. You know more like a woman in love and was scorned? (From Jac’s perspective she might piece together that Danielle tried to come between Jac and Chris, how many times has Jac said that on the show? Plus the interaction with Ashley. Add that to the new semi out of the closet Danielle the Lesbian thing). Could this be the epiphany that Jac has and why Andy is so shocked about it happening???

    • Cheri says:

      I think it has something to do with when Danielle says to Jacq ” I loved you and you and I know what we were to each other”. I wondered about that when she said it.

    • Cheri says:

      I don’t know why this didn’t post but again I think it has something to do with whe Danielle says to jacq “I love you and you know what we meant to each other”. I thought that was a strange comment and wondered if maybe they didn’t have an affair themselves.

  34. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy u r so funny but I wear the same Aldofo, St. John w/a few Channels (bought at resale shops only) suits for decades too. They r stretchy & just as comfortable as PJs. You can also stuff(one of my un Virgo like qualities)them in a closet or suitcase & they don’t wrinkle. I wear shifts or sheths in the summer & wear the jackets w/jeans now that dress is so casual. And I wouldn’t be caught dead w/o my pearls !

  35. Wall St Lady says:

    Trash a is toooo
    Ugly to work but she has to work now since Jo does the grocery shopping & has her on a low budget like the low budget broad she was meant to b ! Her threats to quit if she Doesn’t get more $ or her sis in law off the show r T spitting in the wind & I hope a real nasty one hits her between her beady little eyes.

  36. LucyHPotter says:

    I apologize in advance if this was posted already…Am I the only one that thinks this blind item is about Carolyn Manzo?

    4. “The TV girl claims to have lost weight through discipline and portion control. Seems like she forgot to mention the part where she had lap band surgery. Which, incidentally, is exactly the same surgery her husband had to lose weight. We really shouldn’t be so surprised that she is lying about this. After all, her family has a way of shaving the truth on everything. Oh, and if f she still needs to lose a tiny bit more weight, she really should consider the trunk diet. It’s where you are bound and gagged and placed naked in the trunk of a car for a few days until you lose weight or die. Whichever comes first.”

    http://gawker.com/5628478/which-couple-broke-up-because-of-milkshakes

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      @LucyHPotter I agree with you, I think that blind item is about Caroline Manzo.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      oohhh ouch!

    • viki55 says:

      The “shaving” & the “trunk” comments seem to fit but the “TV girl” is a tad off. Would you call Caroline a “girl”? But it could work!

    • vgirl511 says:

      That definitely sounds like it was written about Caroline Manzo, but I thought they only did lap band surgery if you were considered obese. She may have been a bit heavy, but I don’t think she would have been considered obese.

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks for the link Lucy! Yep, definitely Caroline.

      BTW: Is your name taken from I Love Lucy? I know Ethel’s maiden name on the show was Potter…

      • Lucy says:

        My real name is Luciana but everyone calls me Lucy. HPotter is for Harry Potter. I’m a huge fan of the books. Um, obsessed is more like it 🙂

    • kats2 says:

      YES! As soon as she gave her BS reply to Andy I knew she was lying. Just like Caroline conveniently left it out when talking about the weight Albert lost, but Jacqueline in her talking head outed him for that surgery.

      I am positive Caroline had the same surgery and is NOT telling the truth becasue she wants to profit off of it. I HATE THESE PEOPLE!

      • BambiBaby22 says:

        I thought you had to be like 100 pounds overweight to be considered for lap band. But then again, there are doctors out there who will do almost anything for the right money. That Heidi chick (some reality star that I don’t know) had like 10 surgeries in one day (all elective)…btw, I think I heard that her surgeon died a couple of weeks ago in an accident.

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          Sorry, I just saw that this was already addressed….I should have refreshed before posting. You girls are all too fast..haha!

        • Zoey says:

          Yes, I also read that he died. He had just tweeted from his phone seconds before and sent pictures, so there is speculation that this led to his fatal car accident. He went off the road off of a cliff on the coast of California.

        • Quincy IL says:

          I don’t think she had that surgery. I think she used medifast which was on her counter in the kitchen. She was not obese and not a candidate for the surgery. Her son said her husband had that surgery and he was a good candidate. He was on a long term diet because of a heart complication that she discussed.

          Portion control works. You can take a look at me. She could have easily lost 25 lbs in a year. She also has a physical trainer come to the house and that is a great gym in her basement. People should just tell the truth..
          Diet and exercise… the key to being young.

          • Sha2000 says:

            “I don’t think she had that surgery. I think she used medifast which was on her counter in the kitchen. She was not obese and not a candidate for the surgery.”

            Thank you Quincy, EXACTLY what I’ve been saying. I guess we virgo’s pay attention to details 🙂

  37. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Melissa Gorga needs to get Danielle a fruit basket, flowers, a bottle of champagne, a offer to return next season… something! Her nephew comment on the reunion, and Theresa’s reaction, ignited the fans and peaked their interest. Whose baby is it? We know now that the baby belongs to Theresa’s SIL and she isn’t a fan of Theresa’s. Already that article stated her home is twice the size, and she’s got landscaping, nannies and maids, OH MY!!!

    I could see Theresa being jealous, if her SIL is wealthier, younger, thinner and able to produce male children. Wait a minute. What am I talking about? Theresa doesn’t need a reason to be jealous, SHE JUST IS! It’ll be interesting to see how REAL the show will be. Will it show their mutual dislike or competitive drives? Will Gia mentor her little cousin, or will Milania pummel her over a juice box? Will Theresa’s brother, the new Chris Laurita, have to choose between wife and sister? Stay tuned for the new installments of PATTERSON NIGHTS! Oops I mean RHONJ!

    • Ellabean says:

      “Patterson Nights”

      OMG – Just brilliant Amber !

      • dumberries says:

        Patterson Nights – too funny! I would actually love to see that show, but with the husbands being followed around by cameras. I get the feeling their nights are more interesting than their wive’s.

    • kats2 says:

      I don’t believe for a second that her SIL is joining the show. It’s another DWTS stunt, if you put the information out there it might come true. I’m sure her SIL got the idea from Teresa. Teresa was/is friends with Elvira and they did their fake little acting on camera like they didn’t get along but really did. I just don’t believe any of it at all. Just like Carolines portion control weight loss program it is all a bunch of lies.

    • 201MaryF says:

      Not a criticism at all, but it’s Paterson, NJ.

    • Tam5115 says:

      Oh My Word… Caroline would be all over her in a second. It’s about “fambly” “We’re tick as tieves”. Are you kidding me?

      Just watch season 1 again with some fresh eyes. Danielle was desperate to be liked. she was needy, she tried too hard, and it creeped Dina out. So be it, but once Dina decided she didn’t like Danielle, the pressure on Jacqueline began.

      It’s gonna be a hard one, considering that Teresa is blood with her brother and “feels” like family with the Manzos and Lauritas. Caroline will go in like a dog fight, demanding the SIL stand with her “fambly”

      So yawningly predictable.

  38. Ellabean says:

    You know why Kelly rides horses?

    She thinks she looks good in the clothes. Seriously, I am not just snarking. I can just imagine it’s the appeal of the outfits. Tight jodphurs and all.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      could be, she wears them even when she’s not riding.

      I think the appeal is more that it’s a high end sport.

      • Tracey says:

        Bingo! It fits in with my theory of a few months back: Kell-amity thinks she’s living in a Ralph Lauren ad. It’s all smiles, horses, Hamptons and the oh-you-just-happened-to-catch-me-and-my-lovely-daughters bit.

    • emt2 says:

      I totally agree. And she does look good in the clothes. Very all American-Ralph Lauren ad. That’s her thing.

  39. Justanothermary says:

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-nj-housewife-danielle-staub-hiding-lawsuit-claims-exs-lawyer

    Did you see this???? They can’t find Dirty D to serve her papers. Try looking at Caroline’s house, D’s supposedly stalking her. It also says they’re not sure if D is living in her house or not.

  40. Ellabean says:

    Another thought on the possibility of the NJ wives taping the new season now:

    Maybe Bravo wanted to take advantage of the wives doing the current 4-nite run of Dina’s self-produced off – Broadway play: “My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding” and tape it. So contracts and Season # 3 deals have been cut early for this crew.

    • Justanothermary says:

      Maybe they scheduled filming to capture the auction of the Giudice family treasures before it was postponed. But I do think you may be on to something here. I personally would prefer footage of the action surrounding the play than more footage of family ham abuse at the Manzo’s.

  41. Wall St Lady says:

    Up stream u mentioned hollywood fashion. I commented that I liked Kathy Lee’s dress at lunch once & asked who was the designer. She said “I don’t know. Everyday I show up & an outfit & accessories are put out for me & I put them on & return them later.

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      yup…that is true for The View as well…..so I would assume it is like that for GMA and all the other shows of that type.

  42. ms. J says:

    I liked the pics of the Housewive son stage for Dina’s show- seems Teresa was sort of a non character add in. I wonder if the Manzo/Laurita’s are closing real family circle and Teresa is being a bit on the outside…..hmmmm?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      SIL’s house is $4.5 million so Teresa says her house is $5 million…..and then we have the claim that Teresa does “everything” herself – cleaning, child rearing, etc…..oh this is the green eyed monster coming out!

  43. Blue Sky says:

    more photos of Melissa’s house – it’s off the market now, but still on this website:

    http://www.homes.com/listing/97949335/MONTVILLE_NJ_07045#stay

    • Ellabean says:

      Blue Sky – great find.
      You just kind of get the sense that there is a Tree vs. Sis in law McManison competition going on there, don’t you:

      “Well I ‘ve got more marble”
      “I’ll top your marble – with more onyx”
      “Well you can take that onyx – and I’ll triple the square footage and the hand forged railings! Oh and I produce boy babies. Nah nah nah.”

      Blue – I am Monmouth County too ! Bracing for the storm. But don’t we have “blue sky” today ? !

      • Blue Sky says:

        So far, but you know it’s going to get windy soon. We sure need the rain, but not the wind!

        Melissa’s house looks so unfurnished. Not to be picky, (I am a realtor, and I’ve seen some incredible mansions) but her design style is just as tacky as T’s! Furniture placement, the picture on the wall (most of the walls have nothing) nothing really stylish. Just over the top mausoleum…

        • Jennifer says:

          I like the SIL’s better then Teresa’s house though

          Also if SIL owned it before Teresa built hers it would explain a lot because obvious competion there. Wonder if SIL feels like gloating after bankruptcy came out? I would

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        I do like the older growth trees around the mcmansion, and I like that the oldworld influence is in white, not the darkness of Theresa’s mausoleum

    • AZ Girl says:

      That house is huge! Who needs all that? Must cost a fortune to heat in the winter.

      • anniieee says:

        What’s with lining furniture up against the walls. No design sense..or taste. D’s is still nicer than the other 2. Wouldn’t want to live with all that “gold” and filigree crap.

    • Zoey says:

      I enjoyed looking at the pics. It says it was built in 2009. Why on earth would it be on the market so soon?

      • Quincy IL says:

        They might be having financial problems. It seems to be a trend with the Housewives.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        It could be a spec home….or they can’t afford a $20,000 a month mortgage payment…..or they want to build a new one!

  44. Blue Sky says:

    Remember the kidnapping Danielle was involved in…first time hearing from the victim

    http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2010/08/real_housewives_of_new_jersey_80.html

    • Had Enough! says:

      I still want to know who first learned of the book and her past and how. Someone had to have tipped off someone at Bravo or one of the Manzo/Laurita clan, possibly Kevin Maher. I hope someone asked him that question in his deposition. I guess it is possible that a police connection of the Manzo/Laurita clan did some digging, but they would have had to know something to connect her to Beverley Merrill in the first place.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Reportedly it was old news in D’s local stomping grounds (Wayne, NJ) but when she got on the show, that revived the local scuttlebutt and it got to Manzos.

  45. Blue Sky says:

    It just doesn’t get any better than that delightful show “Jerseylicious” (that’s intended to be sarcastic!) And it just got renewed…

    http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2010/09/jerseylicious_season_two_style.html#incart_hbx

  46. Wall St Lady says:

    “Fit for royalty”.
    Sorry pass me the trash can again !

  47. MAMAZ says:

    I’m thinking that maybe Danielle wasn’t fired but asked to be released from her contract. If it’s true that her ex is suing for custody of Jillian she may be regretting airing so much dirty laundry in public. Jac could have been right about the girls being harrassed at school and leaving the show could be a bid to hold on to Jillian.
    And it would explain why Danielle is cooperating with the reunion shows. I think the whole nephew comment was a set up to introduce Teresa’s animosity toward her SIL and get us ready for a new RHONJ feud

  48. lillybee says:

    I read that Top Chef will be doing a show featuring previous contestants who didn’t win. Tiffany will be on it along with Carla. Some other names mentioned are the wine stewart Steven, Marcel and Tiffany from season 1. There was another name mentioned that I will not say because it is spoilerish.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I love both Tiffany and Carla. I hated seeing Tiffany go home while Kevin was still there. Grrrr.
      I can’t stand Marcel. Steven is irritating but I respect his knowledge.

  49. vilzvet says:

    FYI Kelly did indeed DROP OUT of the last competition at the horse show, the one she was completely unqualified for. She was the ONLY rider who did not attempt it. Unless her horse was injured after she fell off previously, which she did not mention in her numerous tweets, she just chickened out.

    • MAMAZ says:

      She may have gotten spooked by the fall.

      • Had Enough! says:

        This just in: Hurricane approaches eastern tip (just the tip!) of Long Island, sees that a disaster has already occurred, and turns back out to see. Even a hurricane is smart enough to avoid that leather bag of batshitcrazy.

  50. kats2 says:

    Lynn thanks for the Top Chef blog! Angelo is winning me over. My dislike for Padma this season is off the charts, but this was the first time I got the impression from all the judges that the food this group made was actually very good. For AB to be a judge and he really liked the food was very telling. It makes me wonder if perhaps it’s not the contestants that are off this year, but maybe the judges?

    Kevin is too cocky and I just don’t see him as the best one there, he such a cry baby. At least be a nice guy so after the show is over people want to help him out or eat his food.

    Ed – this is sooo gross, but he sweats way too much while he cooks and the thought this is going to make me vomit so need to move on. . . . .

    Angelo has come full circle and he should really shine in Singapore. We’ll see.

  51. Had Enough! says:

    The Sasquatch is out on the beach, digging herself a deeper hole:

    @BlessedDove1 sorry I am not in the biz of judging. People show their true colors.

    So calling someone a ho’bag, saying (repeatedly) that you are a cook, not a chef, calling people gross and disgusting, Bethenny’s a freak, she’s a predator….

    That’s not in the business of judging. Right. Sure.

    And yes, people do show their true colors, Ms. Never-been-Nobody. You are showing yours right now.

  52. Wall St Lady says:

    I am flying to NC to rest for 10 days. I will b w/my cat & hopefully walk & swim in the ocean. But I am flying into a hurricane watch area. I am certain all will b well or the flight would have been canceled. But just in case. Bye :_ 🙂 🙂

    • lillybee says:

      Be careful.

    • boston02127 says:

      Bye WSW–Be safe.

    • Ellabean says:

      Safe travels, dear WSL. Do have a good rest.

      Just a bit of timely astrological advice here: we are in a 3 – times a year “Mercury in Retrograde”. Nothing to get scared of. Mercury rules travel and comunication (just like in mythology) and is Virgo’s ruling planet. So M-I-R is like a dialed up Murphy’s Law. If something can go wrong, it probably will – with regards to travel delays, communication snafus, affecting travel, cars, phones, computers, paper, correspondence. So – it just requires us to double check things first. The universe is asking us to review the old – before starting anything new. By the way – good time to clean out files, call old contacts, repair things. Not a good time to start anything new. This one started around 8/20 and will last most of Sepetember.

      During MIR – I tend to hear from old friends , get a bill in the mail that I thought I paid way back, and have a ton of light bulbs burn out. Cars go snafu too. Hubby’s train home is very late, etc.

    • kats2 says:

      Bye WSL have a great relaxing trip!

    • Had Enough! says:

      WSL – be safe, be happy, be well. Check in from NC, please. Ten days is too long to be without you!

    • Blue Sky says:

      WSL, have a good rest with your cat & hope you keep in touch while in NC. We need your input after the reunion part 2 airs, so don’t miss it. And always love hearing your thoughts.

  53. AZ Girl says:

    Thanks Lynn for letting us know about Jill blogging on HWODC. I just finished reading the blog and comments. WOW! the comments are angry. Jill is still in the “dog house” with the viewers.
    Bravo is not editing out the bad comments out on Jill’s blog. Very interesting.

    • kats2 says:

      Thank you for the link ICSTT. Has this Chicago Now blogger been right on anything so far? Why would someone in Chicago have better contacts on what is happening in NJ? Odd, no?

      • kats2 says:

        Lynn or anyone do you know this Chicago Now blogger Jenn?
        Like many bloggers out there she is basically reading and recapping everything we already talk about here. Plus I really don’t like people who claim to live in Chicago and actually live an hour outside of Chicago. Based on that logic everyone in NJ lives in NYC.

        And Jenn (yes of course you visit Lynn’s site, it’s one of your prime sources of information about HW’s) you can’t really claim the best and worst things about Chicago if you don’t actually live here.

        Website: jennsale.com
        Best Thing About Chicago: Living Here.
        Worst Thing About Chicago: Living Here.
        Neighborhood/Suburb: Naperville
        Short Bio: Purveyor of the awesome & the good kind of crazy.

        • Quincy IL says:

          Naperville is a suburb of Chicago. It takes my son about 30 minutes in traffic to get to Schaumburg and he’s still in Cook County. Anyway, Chicago is a city surrounded on three sides by smaller cities. Chicago doesn’t have buroughs like NYC. I don’t think she’s wrong to say she is in Chicago. Heck, to us in Western IL, anything north of Joliet is Chicago and we don’t like any of them. Just kidding. Chicago has so much power in the state that people down here feel neglected.

          BTW… LA and San Diego go on forever… How fair is that to Chicago when they look at population. Boston too is locked in my smaller cities…. I think we all need to make California follow the rules of the older states…Just saying…

          • kats2 says:

            Sorry but for us who live in the city, we don’t really like for the burbs to be included. Just like I don’t comment on all things Naperville or any other suburb that surrounds the City of Chicago. Specifically when negative comments are made about it.

            • kats2 says:

              And Quincy I adore you so don’t take my post the wrong way. I have just been part of some core city major issues and didn’t appreciate the challengers coming from the suburbs where it really wouldn’t impact them. For example, air rights expansion on a church in the heart of the city where it would increase traffic in an area EMT already has an issue with, kill apartment/condo pricing because of views that we pay for being killed and the the closing of Meigs Field to not allow any private airplanes fly that close to the city. When people who don’t live in the situation but vote against the people who do, it’s very frustrating becuase it’s my financial investment that gets rocked. It would be no different for me to comment on a mall going up in the suburbs where I’m not directly impacted.

              So sorry for the long rant but that is what my comments are stemming from. Peace and Love Kats2

              • Quincy IL says:

                I have family at Addison and Damon (near Lincoln crossing of Addison.) My sister was a supervisor in the Rodger’s Park Post Office and my mom was the Barrington Post Master when she retired. We have lived in and out of the city. Mom was born in the city. My great great grandfather has the largest black smith and horse corrals on the north side. He drove a wagon with my great great grandmother into to the lake to get away from the flames from the Chicago fire. I am a Chicagoan, but I live in Quincy, IL.

          • kats2 says:

            Yes but if they are voting, get a vote or voicing an opinion that could impact the people who are now living in the city and it impacts property tax or safety I have a big issue with that.

            • Quincy IL says:

              I’m not sure what the impact of the suburbs have on Chicago. My son hates the taxes of Cook County. I’d say the Chicago City Alderman and Mayor should be your greatest worries. Have you noticed the perks the Alderman on the Zoning Co. receive from grateful businessmen? The Democratic Machine of Chicago has a stranglehold on Springfield so I think you will be ok. Just make friends with Democratic precint committee man and see if that helps.

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        She has a source from Bravo and she says that they have never been wrong. I have only been reading her blogs since mid July and her information seems to be accurate.

        • kats2 says:

          Thanks, I still think she’s a poser who like us reads all the information out there but while we randomly comment she writes a blog. And BTW Lynn’s site and all the things we post can be considered a source.

      • Had Enough! says:

        Jennifer Sale does seem to have good info. I’m not sure why/how.

        • Quincy IL says:

          She might have a friend or relative at Bravo. Someone has to know those people.

        • kats2 says:

          Jennifer is a poser! Who like the many bloggers out there will come to Lynn’s site and many other bogger sites to get information they can use and get a following. I bet she has no contacts and I have no reason to believe anything she post for facts it’s all just more information to put in the dumpster that is NJ HW’s.

          And by the way she is one of the people who personally went out of their way to attack Lynn over the book sales debate. So I know she reads this site, and wants the attention that Lynn has created.

          • Quincy IL says:

            I have noticed that some of blogs seem to reflect our discussion of the day and I thought it was odd that they came up with the same idea. Other than WSL, do we have anyone with inside information? People here research records and look at comments from the public that might be sources. Does Lynn know someone?

  54. kats2 says:

    BTW the SIL’s house is nicer but what isn’t nicer than Chewy’s Guido Palace?
    The SIL’s house is still gaudy and can easily be transformed into an Italian Mueseum. I bet that place has an echo too. Any bets on how many “Fres starts” they have filed for?

  55. OneMoreinBoston says:

    This just in from Amazon’s review site:

    CatsNQuilts says:
    “Just a little too late for that info. LOL! I doubt it will do Jill any good. The book’s sales ranking right now is in the 200K range. Too little, too late.”

    BTW-Down to one star

    • When was it one star? I checked and it’s still at 2 stars. 😦 Oh, well.

      i think it’s amazing that Teresa’s book is now at #32! It’s been doing great since the reunion episode, which I did watch and thought was a bunch of baloney. Teresa needs to get a grip.

      What’s that old saying? Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house?

  56. ches says:

    This article says they have already started filming the sister-in-law.
    http://www.housewivesblog.tv/2010/09/report-teresa-giudices-sister-in-law.html

  57. boston02127 says:

    Today, a family member tells Radar that “Teresa and Melissa don’t get along …They don’t speak.” How deep is the alleged feud? Teresa has allegedly threatened to leave the show if Melissa joins. Radar and other reports claim Teresa has allegedly threatened to leave the show if Gorga joins, that Teresa has allegedly told producers previously not to include Gorga in the cast in previous seasons.

    http://news.lalate.com/2010/09/02/melissa-gorga-feud-erupts/

  58. boston02127 says:

    What is with Kelly the moron? Her tweet: PINK has the best tween underwear.
    First the undie tweet now this. She’s gone.

  59. Zoey says:

    Here’s an article about Caroline in the HuffPost r/t her weight loss. I don’t find the ‘after’ picture very flattering. A good bra and a new personality, and she’ll be all set!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/02/housewife-caroline-manzo-_n_703923.html

    • boston02127 says:

      New face wouldn’t hurt either.

      • kats2 says:

        No kidding when she was talking about her skin and how perfect it was, I was in shock. She has one of those shrunken dried apple faces. That is not pretty; she should get the WSL best doctor Botox hookup STAT.

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          She seems to have more saggy sking than wrinkly skin. I always heard when you get older, you will either have one or the other. Shaving won’t help saggy face skin.

          • Quincy IL says:

            Oh, no! I went to the bathroom mirror and it looks like I have both saggy and wrinkly skin. Do you think my one year old granddaughter will care? I doubt it… She likes me just as I am.

        • Quincy IL says:

          I lost a bit of weight this year. In older women, some loss of elastin happens. At first, I didn’t know which was the before and after. I had to decide on her arm diameter.

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        huh? She looked so much better before!

        Her skin has lost all elasticity- and she’s getting jowly due to the weight loss, and nothing snapping back.

        And why doesn’t she wear a better bra? She has all kinds of stylists and but no she’s gotta wear the Playtex boulder holder in every picture.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      “Portion control” = eating less LOL (And probably not mentioning a band procedure because why? So she can sound like she has self control when she doesn’t? At least she’s being consistent about being a fraud if she did have the procedure. I mean, her husband hid it why not her too.)

      WHEW, took me forever to catch up! Thank you for pasting my rant on a previous blog Lynn. I still stand by it 😛

      Happy belated birthdays boston and WSL!

    • boston02127 says:

      Bet she gets a face lift.

  60. Wall St Lady says:

    Pink is a Victoria’s Secret Line for a tiny hinie

  61. boston02127 says:

    KELLY BENSIMON STOP TWEETING ABOUT YOUR KIDS UNDERWARE, YOU BIG DUMB SHE-MAN FREAK OF NATURE.

  62. boston02127 says:

    Well…I’m going to go watch my future husband play football, oops, I mean Tom Brady. Go Pats!

  63. kats2 says:

    @Boston – color me stupid but I have no idea where to privately post it for you when I click on your name.

    • boston02127 says:

      @kats2–I’m not sure either. Cusi did it once. I think if you type a comment
      you can add the link.

    • boston02127 says:

      I think I know. Click on my name and go to the right side of the page. Where it says “Recent Posts” click on the first post and you can leave a message there. (all the posts are just jokes from my email) Thx Kats.

      • kats2 says:

        Yeah I did it’s public, need to send in email or DM on Twitter IF you were on Twitter. I thought I set a deadline for today??? No one here listens to me 🙂

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Kats2, My phone carrier won’t let me be a Twit. (:D) It’s too good a deal to switch tho. I get unlimited minutes, texts and the internet for $40 a month and no fargin contract. I can follow conversations tho. I search a name on Twitter and then see everything they tweet. Joan Rivers is HILARIOUS.

  64. Had Enough! says:

    Life becomes art and art repays the “favor.” As I mentioned a few days ago, the very first reality show was an incredibly depressing program on PBS (yes, the progenitor of this drek we are talking about was none other than the high-browed PBS) called An American Family. It featured the disintegration of the Loud family. Well now they are making a movie about it, called Cinema Verite. It is a fictionalized account of the filming of the series.

    Does this mean that someday we will see a movie about Bravo’s trash extraordinaire? It would have to be classified as the horror genre….

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I’d pay to see it if it wasn’t fictionalized like this supposed reality show is and it was about the truth behind it all.

    • Sha2000 says:

      I remember seeing a documentary about that (documentary type) show & thinking who would ever agree to be filmed 24/7. It says 10 million watched, I guess reality was popular from day one:
      http://silverdocs.com/festival/films/2008/american-family/

      • Sha2000 says:

        Zipit, some of it’s on youtube. Here’s the kid from the show, he talks about editing vs reality & he seems pretty insightful & ahead of his time for 1973:

    • TLM says:

      I’m so glad someone else remembers An American Family and the wonderful Lance Loud. I hope that this series will one day be released on DVD so that it isn’t lost to history.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I remember seeing the show on a documentary about it. I did a search on youtube & found the video above, never heard of him before yesterday, but he is great! I think he is no longer with us but he does have a FB fan page…the interview was 1973 & it seems like today, the guy was ahead of his time, but then again he hung out w/Andy in the factory, how cool is that?

  65. kats2 says:

    Ok Going to watch BB, it’s a big BB night tonight. enjoy/peace out/chat with you later

  66. jean says:

    I think kelly is obsessed with tweeting cause otherwise she has no connection with anyone, she also thinks her life is so interesting that we need to know how FAB she is, NOT. She really has nothing to do outside taking care of kids, and we know she has help and does precious little of that. All she does is run around looking for a camera crew and going to paid contest, and random parties that no real socialite goes to. Hiiiii, than 5 minutes later its gotta go, Biii. If she is so wonderful why doesnt she ever ever have a date. Cause her self advertising on twitter has warned any smart man to run. She has no real lasting authentic friend and she will never ever have what bethenny has…..ever. Twitter is her only friend that she constantly has a relationship with. I bet she sleeps with it too. I wonder how embarrassed Giles is to know that everyone knows he is the only person stupid enought to hit this hot ugly freaky mess.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself 😀

    • dumberries says:

      I think you’re right Jean. Kelly is always on Twitter because it is really her only form of social interaction. It’s perfect for her. She controls what she will and won’t respond to, communications are short enough for her not to lose focus and tune out midstream, and she can get attention from a huge audience very quickly (her “fame” fix)… If she wasn’t such a stone cold witch, I’d feel sorry for her…Oh, and I have also wondered about how embarrassed Giles must be (though he’s reported to be a narcissistic freak himself, so maybe he could care less).

  67. Savannah111 says:

    Somewhat off subject a bit, but I wonder if anyone can remember that Teresa on the first season never had her house on camera before the Big one she has now. Did anyone ever notice that? I always thought and still do if she and Juicy Joe do lose their house unless the next is brand spanking new and filled with over the top it to wont be filmed she would never never let the fans that LOVE LOVE LOVE her see her in anything thats not just FAB.. Also remember her stupid mistake when she was counting out all that money on furniture she actually said in one of her diary talking head interviews on season one that she hears the economy is bad and then just has a blank look on her face, and in last years reunion she said that they have a money tree in the back yard. It’s not a money tree its cash that they buried somewhere.. There was that forgery that the ex partner of Joe indicated that cash was received from a loan that he didnt sign it was forged. Bottom line anyone that swears their income is only $79,000 a year has money thats been buried somewhere nothing makes sense regarding how they can live in that huge house with your everyday bills etc.. for $79,000 a year. Believe me my husband and I make more than that and we are far from living like they do. Even if they really get some kind of allowance a month lets say thats true and its $10,000 I still dont see it. So they may have this house not in forclosure at the moment but its only a matter of time. I also dont believe she’s going to slow her shopping down, she;s addicted to it…

    • Sha2000 says:

      “Believe me my husband and I make more than that and we are far from living like they do.”

      Us too! And as I’ve said the electric bill alone on a house that size is a killer. We have 3 a/c’s to run this place & we are less than half the size of her home! The bigger the home, the more it costs to run it!

    • Quincy IL says:

      Well, if NJ taxes are anything like my daughter’s CT taxes, half of their earnings will go to the state and federal governments.

      I think Teresa and Joe play fast and loose when it comes to taxes, paying bills, and hiding assets. I hope that they start having trouble dealing with local venders because the word should be out on their grifter status.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        Where is the IRS when you need them?

        • Savannah111 says:

          They’re busy messing with all of us little people 🙂

        • The IRS is sitting back watching the Guidice trainwreck waiting to pick their bones clean. Their investigation unit is well aware of all of this now. The trouble with the $10.98M bankruptcy will seem like a tiny inconvenience compared to the what will happen when the IRS gets started with them.

      • lillybee says:

        My sister who has a house in Glen Cove, L.I. spends a fortune on taxes, too.

        • Sha2000 says:

          My aunt & uncle lived there for many years & had (now I risk sounding like Kim G., but its TRUE) one of the biggest & loveliest homes in GC. Every Christmas I have fond memories of the Christmas parties past with our large family there. Was truly our Camelot : ) & gave me the taste for finer things. BEAUTIFUL TOWN & still is!

  68. Had Enough! says:

    The Sasquatch just left Soul Cycle in Bridgehampton. Hope she was able to keep her seat on a stationary bike!

    Jean – she does date, quite a lot in fact. In the past year, there’s been Nick Stefanov (the one she slugged), Sam Talbot (Top Chef), scrumptious boy-toy MaxMax (she denied dating him, even though we saw her flirting like a 13-yr-old and telling the camera “everyone wants to date Max, but Max wants to date me”), Andre Balasz (a hotelier and ex of Uma Thurman), John Termini (real estate broker). She gets around, doesn’t she? And supposedly hooked up with Bachelor Jake Pavelka.

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks Sha2000. I can’t view it, so I’ll wait for others to comment and get the gist of it. This should be good!

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        Kim G. accuses Danielle of using her and Danielle retorts: “You used ME to get on camera all the time!” GO DANIELLE!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Oh, and Caroline tells Danielle to quit bitching about being ganged up on and bullied by all of them. Yeah, Danielle should just sit there and not mention it. F U Caroline.

        • anniieee says:

          Caroline was accused of saying “Bring her out bring her out” meaning Kim G. Caroline denies it and Andy calls her on it. Danielle says..everyone knew she was here but me. Then Caroline…in true nasty fashion..says “well i had a lot of questions to ask her.” I can’t stand the lot of them.

          • dumberries says:

            Seriously, they all knew Kim G was coming but Danielle wasn’t informed? (Can’t view the video – sorry). If that’s true, it’s totally unfair!

            • nancy says:

              That’s not how i heard it. Andy said that the girls did not know that Kim was there. Maybe I heard this wrong.

              • anniieee says:

                I could have heard wrong, but I did hear Andy say to Caroline, you did know..and that’s when she said, I have questions to ask her.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Danielle and Kim G. used each other. Danielle wanted to use her driver, status, etc. and Kim wanted to get on camera. They cross each other out :D.

  69. Zipit Zarin says:

    I just watched the B-Side blog of the reunion. OMG ROFLMAOPIP

    Caroline: “YIPPIE KI-YAY, MOTHERFUCKERS!”
    Andy: “Um, Caroline, we’re at a break.”
    Caroline: “Dammit.”

    I die Haaaaaaa

  70. anniieee says:

    Bedtime.. I am so tired..not used to working yet. 2nd week of school and my jeans are all ripped up on the butt from my butt dragging on the cement. Sleep well everyone and keep safe and dry friends, and we will pray Earl swings away.

  71. Zipit Zarin says:

    I just watched the B-Side blog about it. OMG ROFLMAOPIP

    “YIPPIE KI-YAY, MOTHERFUCKERS!”
    Andy: “Um, Caroline, we’re at a break.”
    “Dammit.”

  72. I hope that Lynn doesn’t get a C&D letter, but it looks like Danielle, the pathological liar, (in my opinion), got caught lying again.
    I this clip, http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/season-2/videos/the-f-word
    The “F”-word, is “faggot”. Remember how Danielle made excuses for Danny about that? (she did). Well, during the re-union, on this clip, she says that she stopped speaking to Danny as a result of him saying the “F”-word, at the Brownstone. Really? So, all that other stuff with Danny happened BEFORE the Brownstone? The PANINI? while the Manzos were in Italy, In February? (no-she just got caught lying. Again.)
    Also, on the clip, she says that she did not make any excuses for Danny saying that. Which is another lie, and we all saw it. She also tried to blame “editing”. Sorry again compulsive, pathological liar, Danielle.
    In the clip that follows the first one, I can hear Andy affirming, “exactly”, when Caroline says “everything that she says is a lie.” and Andy is trying to convince Danielle not to run off the stage again.
    In other Danielle news, it looks like she is in hiding not only from a process-server involving a lawsuit from Steve, but from the REPO-man! Kim G. Tweeted about that today, but this repo-man has been trying to catch-up with Danielle for over a week now since some local-yokel Tweeted last month about two NJ housewives who’s vehicles were being repossed.

    • dumberries says:

      @housewifehater, glad to see you safe and posting.

      All of the HWs (except possibly Bethenny and Ramona) seem to have short memories and are allergic to the truth. Unbelievable that they will flat-out lie about something that was caught on film and viewed by millions of people.

      • Adgirl says:

        Include Alex.

        • dumberries says:

          Adgirl, I thought about including Alex – I really don’t think she’s a liar. You’re right, she should be added.
          (I didn’t originally mention her because I do think that she blamed editing for season 1. I think Alex and Simon were just trying too hard and not being themselves at that time, but it wasn’t editing.)

    • Char212 says:

      Did I miss something? Why would Lynn get a C&D letter? I’ve just kind of skimmed through the comments and haven’t read them all. I hope it meant something else.

      • I think that Danielle uses the law to bully people.
        I do think that the incident where Danielle tried to get Dina in trouble with her ex because Dina supposedly forged her ex’s signature on a permission-slip, was stretched waaay too far when the article title claimed that Danielle tried to have Dina’s daughter taken-away.
        My C&D comment was a reference to the “gag-order”, that was mentioned on part I of the, (Super-size), reunion.
        The women said something about “a letter”. Which is actually different from a “gag-order”. I’m thinking that Dina received a C&D letter, which is basically an , “official-looking”, threatening type of request.
        A “gag-order” is usually court-ordered.
        Cease & Desist letters can usually be ignored, unless you’re using someone’s copyrighted or trademarked property.

  73. dumberries says:

    Something’s been bugging me more than it should (worried about myself). If that blind item is true and Caroline did get band surgery, why didn’t she say so?

    I’m not a fan of Caroline, and she always positions things favorably for herself and her family/friends, but I never considered her a straight up liar like Teresa and Kelly. Maybe she thinks by saying she and Al lost weight through “portion control” she can rationalize that she’s not lying. But forced surgically-induced portion control is hugely different disciplined portion control and adopting a healthier lifestyle. I’m not against the surgery, but I’m definitely against what I consider a big fat lie. And why did they get the surgery in their 50’s? I think Al had it done first. Was it for health reasons after having tried a more natural program, or was he desperate to look more attractive? Caroline mentions his lack of availability a lot – wonder if she felt she needed to slim down quick because she was worried about his motivations in improving his appearance. Not that important, but just kinda making me wonder… Ps: Caroline could take a lesson from Sharon Osbourne – always owns up to her procedures (and mistakes), she does her own thing and doesn’t cling to her children, and she and Ozzy seem very tight..

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I’m guessing that the doctor that performed the surgery would be questioned. You are supposed to be over 100 lbs. overweight, certain BMI requirements, etc. If Caroline only needed to lose about 30 lbs. that would be a big surgery no-no.

      • dumberries says:

        Thanks Scorpio. My sister had gastric bypass surgery when she was 26. She had been dangerously obese since early childhood. Traditional weight loss programs just didn’t work for her. I was with her through the whole process and remember she had to meet the specific criteria of the surgeon to be approved. I don’t recall if it was 100 pounds, but I do remember she had to be technically “obese” for her height. I don’t think Al looked really overweight (but he’s tall, so maybe he carried it well). Caroline certainly wasn’t grossly overweight, imo. Maybe those blind items are bs…

        • lillybee says:

          I know a lot of women who have had the bypass surgery. The sad thing is that most have gained almost all of the weight back. I know one who hasn’t but she was the only one who has changed her diet.

          • Quincy IL says:

            I know three people and they slowly gained it back after rapid weight loss. I sat close to one at a movie theater and she opened candy packages for the entire time. You have to control what you eat. The patients have mental issues with food. I think they need to be closely monitored and helped for years.

          • ShyAsrai says:

            poor things don’t realize that gastric surgery is only a tool – a radical one, yes! – but only a tool to help in getting a different lifestlye going and that they are expected to exercise and control their eating properly.

            that said, i’ve always thought people with food addiction have it really rough over people with drug or alcohol addiction. how successful would a recovering drug or drink addict be if they had to have just a little bit of drugs or alcohol 3x’s a day in order to live, but still be expected to never go beyond that?

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I think people lie about it because they want credit for self control when they don’t have it.

      • Quincy IL says:

        People do lie.

        Albert had a heart condition so he had to lose weight. Caroline cooks for him, so she probably change the way they eat. She should have written the Skinny Italian cookbook.

        • alicia says:

          Do you notice every time Juicy and T cook together he has to stand over her and direct her ” It needs salt, T”. And he made her explain to him how she makes pizza ? What’s up with that ?

    • rawhideaz says:

      They both could have gotten the lapband . . . which doesn’t have the 100 requirement . . . I don’t think. My sis had gastric surgery too. Has followed directions before and after too a T. It’s been amazing for her.

      • Sha2000 says:

        If you watch closely, you will notice on her kitchen counter there is a bottle with what looks like medi-weightloss clinic label. My bet is she went there; she was never big enough for lap-band surgery.

  74. Quincy IL says:

    I think we should get to work and write the script for NYC Housewives season four. Let’s face it, letting Jill Zarin create the story line will be a disaster. How many times can Ramona time her face cream coming out party with her 17th Anniversay celebration?

    If they don’t film soon, we won’t get to watch them bicker during fashion shows.

    I vote that we don’t get to watch any more needles going into the face, underarms, or backs. No tatoos for the New York ladies either. No more dog poo. Gosh, we won’t have a season four if I keep going on.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Have you seen the previews for Housewives of Beverly Hills? More needles galore.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I really like my wrinkles. I think I will keep them.

      • dumberries says:

        Ughh.. I hate when they show us their procedures, it doesn’t gross me out or make me squeamish, but it’s soooo boring. I agree with Quincy about the dog poop too – enough already!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          I couldn’t care less about their procedures or their pets. Cookie annoyed the heck out of me. Put her in another room when you have company so she can’t attack them already! Oy I won’t be watching Foghorn learning to deal appropriately with her rodent-dog. Ramona having her dog in her reNewal service was just ridiculous. Avery could have broken her neck tripping down the stairs with it.

        • boston02127 says:

          @dumberries–It totally grosses me out. I can’t even watch. LoL, although I gross out when someone eats pasta in front of me. Guess I’ll never have a shot at marring Albie Manzo. Boo Hoo.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Gosh, what does one do? Caroline is bashed for not doing plastic work on her skin and Danielle gets slammed for doing it. As a member of the aging population (we are all members btw,) I have always been confused by the digs given older women because they have wrinkles or leathery skin. I have always worked physically as well as mentally. My dad had me lifting wheel barrels full of cement for his construction work as well as well barrels full of manure for our horses. I have always done gardening a lawn work. You can wear sunscreen and hats, but if you are outside sweating while lifting 100 pound wired bales of pure alfalfa, that sunscreen is going to run with the sweat.

        I have heard people talk of earning the wrinkles and I have earned mine. I don’t take offense when people slam these stars for their skin or their inherited physical features, but it’s seems irrational to me. I dislike behaviors more than how people look. You can control behaviors, but if you are short and pear or short and apple, that’s your genetic inheritance. People should not be rewarded for their gene pool or dissed for their gene pool. I bet there are a lot of grandmothers here who will confirm that we are better and have more wisdom today than in our youth. Perhaps, the gift that I can give me granddaughter is to always strive to be more…more kind, more giving, more understanding and more generous.

  75. boston02127 says:

    kats2–I left you a message under the one you left me. Thank you.

  76. boston02127 says:

    Here’s what Cohen told E! Onlines’ Marc Malkin: (absurdtosublime)
    As for that reunion, Cohen says—no, he promises—that part two airing on Monday will shock us even more than the cuss-filled rage Theresa spewed at Danielle in the first half. “What I’ll tell you is that Jacqueline has something of an epiphany somewhere through the taping and her epiphany is really going to surprise people,” he said. “Two things happen that I never would expect to happen in million years. Literally, the shots of me, my mouth is on the floor.”

  77. MickeyMouth says:

    Whose Head’s in the Duffel Bag: http://wp.me/pWaBw-fB

  78. nancy says:

    That was fantastic Mickey. So talented.

  79. dumberries says:

    OT:
    Paris Hilton is a good candidate to become a future Bravo HW. She has the lying narcissistic part down pat! She is claiming the purse with the coke in it wasn’t her’s (but the National Enquirer has turned over a bunch of photos to law enforcement showing her carrying the exact same clutch). Her other defense: “I thought it was gum”. Seriously. Most brilliantly, she’s reportedly all over twitter saying it’s no big deal, it’s not fair… She’s doing this in an election year where the same LV lawyer who put OJ in jail for up to 30 years for armed robbery is prosecuting her. She has been banned from the Las Vegas strip and several LV hotels (a feat accomplished only by Bugsy Segal before her). Huge sense of entitlement, no respect for the truth – future Bravo HW all the way…

    Nite all…

  80. Wallflower says:

    Sorry if I sound too maudlin, but I just wanted thank all of you brave, regular posters who make this blog such a joy to read. From the bottom of my shy, slow, stressed personality and heart, I thank you. More than any of you know, this community you’ve created (that sustains and nurtures lurkers such as I) provides such a welcome distraction after a difficult day, that all of you are to be thanked profusely. I wish you all well, and send you fond and loving thoughts daily, though I know none of you and choose seldom to interact. To Lynn, I raise my glass of Jameson in a humble salute.

    Off to watch Colbert, feeling better having stopped here first….

    • sweet pea says:

      I agree with you! I seldom post, but love the daily posting of others. The sense of community is wonderful and I appreciate you all.

      • Anitabee says:

        I too, wish I had more time to post but chasing after my one year old niece I take care of keeps me too busy.

        • Humbruh says:

          Isn’t being an aunt the best? I swear I was living life in black & white until my niece was born 4 years ago. Can’t imagine what it will be like when I have my own =)

  81. TLM says:

    test post

  82. TLM says:

    Hmmm…trying to change Gravatar…why do they take so long to appear? I’m still getting the Kelly Chickenhead photo…

  83. chismosa says:

    sorry re-posting from another date’s post since i am still catching up:

    In regards to Top Chef i hope people were gasping as loudly as i was when i saw that Tiffany was out. I could not believe IT!!! i am a fan of Top Chef but not like i follow other senseless reality *(um i am still mad that TC beat my Amazing Race for the FIRST time in years to ever take the Emmy from AR!). i always thought Angelo was gay from the start but then he discussed having the Russian girlfriend and that child he had with his ex- did they adopt?

    i have a question for anyone who looked at the link to old pictures posted on another of Lynn’s blogs of the RH NJ ladies when they were younger (and forgive if this was discussed already) – 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? And Jaqueline had such a bad nosejob!? you can tell in all her shots now! How can she not afford to get that fixed now? I’m sure she has the money? – well she should also ask for a makeover on her hair and makeup. But for Caroline to claim she has breasts and therefore, seemingly always had them- she should also have had them no matter how much younger or thinner she was? I refuse to believe she just developed them later in life. Something is fishy here i think

    Happy (belated) 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!

    i hate jill forever & ever…. (teresa also)

  84. Noelle says:

    Hello all,
    Lynn, Great blog on Top Chef(and in general)..I rarely have to comment, you state what I’m thinking! TY 😉

    Thanks peeps for all the great links and info along with your insightful and often hilarious responses. What a respectful and great group resides here. I’m delighted to have come in contact with you, via blog.

    BTW, Happy Belated Birthday(s) WSL and Boston! Sending many blessings to you both!

  85. anniieee says:

    Morning everyone… Let’s make it the best day ever and thank whomever decided that after 5 days of working, we get two days to recover. TGIF!

  86. boston02127 says:

    Bethenny will be on the season premiere of Regis & Kelly on Monday.

    Her tweet—I am indeed!!!was so much fun!RT @OhHellYes: @bethenny R U really on the season premiere of Regis&Kelly this Mon?? That’s amazing!

  87. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi birthday buddy. I bet u will b way more successfuk than Miss B w/o ever showing ur boobies. Wondrer which of her wares she wyll be flogging. Wonder who is taking care of baby. Baby nurses usually stay about 8 weeks.
    The hurrican has passed over my NC beach. PTL. My brother bought way too many batterys.
    Have a great Labor Day week end. Buckle Up & bless all designated drivers.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Wall St Lady–Morning, unfortunately I don’t have much to show. 🙂
      Over night they down graded the hurrican to a two. Also the tide will be out when it hits us.

  88. Wall St Lady says:

    Hey 37 26 37. What is that song from the 60’s I think its more like my measurements. But seriously Quincy u have inspired me to diet. How did u do it ?

    • Quincy IL says:

      I keep a food diary and I had the help of a certified physical trainer. No woman should go below 1200 calories. That is a rule. I started at 1500 to 1600 calories. You eat five times a day. A menopausal woman absolutely has to have one hour of vigourous exercise per day. Our metabolism slows and you don’t want the loss of lean muscle. That is where the dumbells come in. When I come back from California, I will start a pilates class in addition to the two hours with the trainer. I go to two hours of running per week also. I am the last one back, but I always make it home.

      I know that you have been ill, but exercise helps the immune system. When the blood pumps rapidly, you help your heart and the function of all internal organs.

      People can be skinny fat. Don’t trust your weight because that is not an indicator of health. Have a skin caliper test and find out your body fat. If someone can’t afford a long term relationship with a physical trainer, go for a limited time and get their help in creating a program. It will add years to your life. I have studied this and I am sure it helps.

      • Quincy IL says:

        There are a number of people here who would like to improve their health. Bethenny’s first book has good recommendations. If we use that as a plan and keep it with Bethenny and her show’s concepts, we could all work on ourselves here and help each other. It’s behavior modification. Something that we all have trouble with. Jill did pilates this summer and she practices portion control by pouring diet soda over very expensive meals. We should follow her twitter and use that as a discussion of food options. We have to stay on topic and I have a feeling the housewives and their scales will help all of us here even if their methods smell of madness.

      • boston02127 says:

        @Quincy–I agree about counting calories. My mother has always been thin (Luann type body) due to counting caloires. Even thou she can’t move well now she is still thin. She use to walk 3 to 4 miles a day. Doctors have told me that if she hadn’t exercised thru her life she would be a lot worse off now.

      • Anniieee says:

        And the menopausal ladies get the “upper belly” I hate that. I broke my leg in 5 places 4 years ago and laid around (not my choice-but couldn’t move much) for 7 mths. That was followed by another 7 months of physical therapy just so I could bend my knee. Gained 10 pds a month. Used to run and row..couldn’t anymore with the bad knee that will always be crooked now. I have just lost all that weight..very slowly–but watch everything that goes in my mouth now. I do take a bite of a treat–every once in a while-but don’t ever want to feel that sluggish again. Treadmill and walking and free (little weights) weights. It’s so hard. At 4’11 40 pds is a LOT. Just giving personal experience–go slow–and don’t beat yourself up if you slip up. I just really love reading and talking with you all..You feel like old friends. I worry about you when I don’t see a post for a while, I laugh and cry with you all…

        And we have GodJilla to thank for this 🙂

        Anyone seen RileyKitty?

  89. Wall St Lady says:

    Today has a segment saying Mc Mansions ARE out ! Carbon foot prints r in. Large equals greed & the Mc Mansions have the worst resale value in the market.
    Yes the GudIce Mc Mansion reflects stupidity, greed, low rent value & it ain’t green. In other words not in vogue.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Teresa’s taste are not in vogue. LOL… None of those homes were Jeff Lewis clones. I like the empty look of JL. They don’t seem to be a lot of work to keep up as his maid has the help of Jett and takes novella and nap breaks.

      If you have to dust it. I don’t want it.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Those “mcmansions” we see on RHONJ are part of their husbands’ “contractor” business and responsible for all the monies they are spending. After looking at the SIL’s palace and knowing the amount of a mortage (and estimating the utilities/upkeep) that would be necessary to sustain it, I do wonder who can afford these mcmansions. No wondering about the uneducated spawn since there is no money left for education!

  90. Had Enough! says:

    OK, place your bets! I am starting a new pool – how long can KooKooLet stay off Twitter? Her last post was yesterday evening – about 7 p.m. She hasn’t surfaced yet today and it is almost 9 a.m. on the East Coast.

    I am giving her 20 minutes…

    Any takers?

    • boston02127 says:

      @Had Enough! –She’ll be on soon with her usual tweet “morninggggg”
      Funny she hasn’t tweeted about all her charities lately. Once the horse thing dies down she be on some new kick.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Well needless to say this is one bet I would enjoy losing! I am hoping someone bets 20 DAYS and wins.

  91. boston02127 says:

    Danielle’s quote to Parade Magazine—

    The other Real Housewives show where she’d love make a guest appearance.
    “New York City baby, cause Jill’s my girl.”

    • Anitabee says:

      Birds of a feather stick together. Says a lot of the “true” Jill.

      In a Danielle vs Jill scenario I think Jill is more eveil and would win.

      • Humbruh says:

        Not a snowball’s chance in hell will Shill hang out with Dirty D. Especially not since she’s been all up Mama Manzo’s crack all summer in the Hamptons.

  92. WindyCityWondering says:

    Teresa’s little fabulous life has now entered mainstream internet via AOL.com news. If you don’t follow the show and read her take on allegded marital indecretions and the mysterious Tara G – you would think WTF? this chick is nuts! When her name is googled the bankruptsy/debt is the first to pop up……funny and sad at the same time.

  93. boston02127 says:

    Have a good day everyone. 🙂

  94. Had Enough! says:

    FILED YESTERDAY, 2 SEPT 2010, IN THE BANKRUPTCY CASE:

    COMPLAINT OBJECTING TO DISCHARGE
    Roberta A. DeAngelis, the United States Trustee, Region 3 (“UST”), having a
    post office address at One Newark Center, Suite 2100, Newark, NJ, 07102, by and
    through counsel, by way of complaint objecting to the discharge of Giuseppe Giudice and
    Teresa Giudice (“Defendants”), respectfully alleges as follows:

    FOLLOWED BY 19 PAGES CONTRASTING WHAT M/M GORILLA CLAIMED IN THE PETITION WITH WHAT LATER EMERGED. (I am matching the original statements made under oath in the bankruptcy petition with the statements that contradict those original statements):

    Some of the gems:

    44. The Defendants testified regarding the contents of documents purported to
    be their 2006, 2007, and 2008 individual federal income tax returns, which had been
    submitted to the Case Trustee prior to the Meeting of Creditors.

    60. The Defendant husband testified that the IRS informed him “three or four
    or five months ago” that the purported 2006, 2007, and 2008 individual income tax
    returns, which had previously been presented to the Case Trustee, were never actually
    filed.

    43. The Defendant wife testified that she does not hold interests in any
    businesses.

    Then at hearings, also under oath:

    55. Defendant wife further testified that she owned a previously undisclosed
    business by the name of TG Fabulicious, LLC, of which she is the sole member.
    62. The Defendant wife produced a Certificate of Formation from the State of
    New Jersey Department of the Treasury indicating that a business named TG Fabalicious, LLC, was incorporated on April 20, 2009, with the only member listed as Teresa Giudice.
    63. A Business Entity Amendment Filing with the State of New Jersey
    Division of Revenue on June 5, 2009, amended the business’s name to TG Fabulicious,
    LLC.
    64. Upon information and belief, TG Fabulicious, LLC operates an online
    boutique that sells fashion items on a website entitled http://www.tgfabulicious.com.
    65. The Defendant wife produced Lakeland Bank account statements in the
    name of TG Fabalicious, LLC, for the period April 21, 2009, to January 29, 2010.
    66. The Lakeland Bank account statements reveal deposits of $106,819.90
    during the period April 21, 2009, to October 31, 2009, and $105,887.04 in debit card
    purchases, checks, and other deductions during the same period.
    67. The Lakeland Bank account statements also reveal deposits of
    $192,620.90 during the three months after the filing of the Defendants’ petition.
    79. The Defendant wife testified at the Meeting of Creditors that she does not
    have any interests in any businesses, which was a false oath in light of her subsequent
    disclosure of her ownership of TG Fabulicious, LLC.

    (Brace yourself – this one will make you sick!)
    22. The Defendants did not disclose on their Statement of Financial Affairs
    any year-to-date gross income for 2009.
    56. The Defendant wife also testified that she had a previously undisclosed
    deal with Hyperion, an imprint of Buena Vista Books, Inc., to publish a previously
    undisclosed cookbook titled “Skinny Italian.”
    69. The Defendants also produced a book contract between Hyperion and the
    Defendant wife, pursuant to which the Defendant wife was to receive an initial advance
    of $250,000, an additional advance of $30,000, and royalties based on sales of her
    cookbook.
    70. The Defendant wife’s contract with Hyperion was dated October 22, 2009,
    approximately one week prior to the petition date, and was signed by the Defendant wife on November 18, 2009.
    78. Even after multiple amendments to their Schedules and Statement of
    Financial Affairs, the Defendants still have not filed any amendments disclosing the
    existence of the book “Skinny Italian,” the Defendant wife’s publishing deal with
    Hyperion, the Defendant wife’s interest in TG Fabulicious, LLC, and the Defendant
    husband’s interest in 1601 Maple Avenue Associates, LLC.

    In addition, the original petition was later amended to add quite a bit of property that they’d managed not to list in the schedules:

    31. Amended Schedule A added the previously undisclosed properties at 393
    Lexington Avenue, Clifton, NJ and 399 Lexington Avenue, Clifton, NJ.
    33. Amended Schedule B added three businesses that were not disclosed on
    the initial Schedules: G&G Realty Holding, Inc.; G&G Stucco & Stone Specialist, Inc.;
    and 1576 Maple Avenue Associates, LLC.
    34. In addition, Amended Schedule B added three vehicles and a boat, which
    had not previously been disclosed: a 2007 Cadillac Escalade V-8; a 2005 Ford F350 Long Bed Truck; a Kawasaki Quad; and a 2004 Sea-DooBRP Sport Boat.
    39. The Amended Statement of Financial Affairs added a previouslyundisclosed
    interest in a business named 1576 Maple Avenue Associates, LLC.

    How do you manage to forget two properties, three businesses, your cars, and your boat?

    How do you not file tax returns for three years?

    So I guess there was no need to dig in the backyard for the buried cash or jewelry! M/M Gorilla made it so easy…

    • AZ Girl says:

      One thing I know from my work is you don’t mess with the IRS. They will haunt Joe and Tree for their entire life. They are screwed.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Wondering if the IRS, since they have been cheated too, will make it impossible for the Bankruptsy to be granted….. These people didn’t forget, they thought they could get away with not claiming major assets and sources of income! And without the burden of such a large home, there should be enough to pay their creditors…….

        • dumberries says:

          Makes good sense Windy. The $280,000 cash advance for the book alone could have paid off the small business and contractors they owe. I bet it was spent on needless crap as soon as it was received. If all the debt gets wiped clean, it will really be a travesty…

        • Had Enough! says:

          Certain kinds of debts are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, including federal taxes, child support, and student loans. So the IRS doesn’t need to object to the discharge.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      All I can say is WOW! They really need to be held accountable for this. It truly makes my blood boil that they do this time and again….they try and get away with things and then claim ignorance.

    • Humbruh says:

      Audacity at it’s finest!! Someone needs to write a book about these 2 yahoos & title it “How NOT to launder money.” Give me a second to try & process some of this mess:

      Are we really suppose to be stupid enough to believe that she sold $193k worth of tacky head bands & bedazzled wife beaters in a 3 month period?

      Did they really think having businesses called “1601 Maple Ave. Associates” & “1576 Maple Ave. Associates” wasn’t gonna raise more flags than the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

      Is the Kawasaki Quad the same one Gia got for her birthday?

      What attorney with even an ounce of common sense would advise their client to accept a contract a week before a bankruptcy filing & then do final signatures just weeks later? Albie needs to find out where this dude went to law school because they are obviously letting everyone & their mama in.

      Court TV needs to call up Star Jones & hop on this like they did the OJ trial. These proceedings would be ratings gold if broadcasted.

  95. Had Enough! says:

    So for those who don’t know bankruptcy law, the gist of it is this: If you petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief and the petition is granted, all your debts are wiped out except for those you chose to re-affirm (that would typically be something like your mortgage, if you want to keep your house). If the petition is not granted (you withdraw it voluntarily or the court refuses to grant it), then you are back where you started, with all your creditors able to go after your assets. They can attach anything you own (with limited exceptions, depending on the state) including part of your income and any assets they can find. And sell them; the proceeds go towards paying off your debt.

    So if this bankruptcy petition is denied, all those creditors can go after M/M Gorilla’s assets and income.

    • AZ Girl says:

      With exception of the house if there is a “homestead exemption” which then the bank will probably start foreclosure proceedings.

      • Had Enough! says:

        New Jersey – No homestead exemption is provided, but an exemption for personal property of up to $1,000 is allowed New Jersey Statutes, Annotated, § 2A: 17- 1 and 2A: 17-17

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        In Illinois, in the case of owning multiple houses, the trustee decides which house you are to keep (providing you can secure a mortgage) – it could be the most expensive one or the one you lived in longest, or the cheapest to maintain and that depends on how the payments and income are detailed..

    • clydethetervuren says:

      I know next to nothing about bankruptcy, thank goodness, but what are the chances that the petition will be denied after yesterday’s filing? Can I get hopeful that these two are not going to be permitted to screw their creditors? Is it possible that justice will rule the day?

      • Had Enough! says:

        It depends in large part on how egregious this conduct was. Typically, if there were minor errors, or good explanations for the errors, the court will simply allow the debtors another chance to amend the schedules. However, where it appears to have been deliberate and/or major omissions, then there is a chance that the petition will be denied. Considering that they amended their schedules three times and still managed to not list this stuff, and considering that they had three separate hearings and still left things out, they may just have blown it. What boggles my mind is that they would admit to this stuff in the hearings but then not amend the schedules. Though Mrs. Gorilla is certainly putting on a credible show of massive stupidity, and so if she claims that she was just being stupid in not realizing she had to list the TJ Fabulicious income, well…what is the expression? Dumb as a fox?

  96. Had Enough! says:

    Mazels of the week: Bill the horse and Roberta DeAnglelis, the U.S. Trustee.

  97. dumberries says:

    Thanks Had Enough! OMG. They are such crooks, and terribly stupid crooks at that.

    Two things that surprised me in the doc:

    1. Teresa got $280,000 cash in advance for her cookbook. I guess the publisher pegged it as a bestseller from the get-go. That’s a lot of money, imo. Especially considering the weak sales for Zarin’s, NeNe’s and Luann’s books.

    2. Teresa registered her on-line boutique as TJ Fabalicious, and then had to have the business docs amended to correct the spelling to TJ Fabulicious. This is the same woman who got $280,000 to write (=lend her name, a few family stories and photos) to a book. I don’t even believe the recipes are her’s or her mother’s. Ridiculous, but very profitable…

  98. nancy says:

    OT Wall St Lady. Glad you got there O.K. I do have a question. How is your cat that went with you? Does the cat board the airplane and sit with you or do you have to place it below? I always worry about the animals. Well, maybe not Miss Ape.

  99. NormaJean says:

    http://www.njlawnet.com/njlawreview/bankruptcy-faq.html

    This is a pretty good breakdown of New Jersey’s Bankruptcy laws.

  100. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Nancy on. My cat lives in NC w/my brother & I visit at least every 6 weeks. “Luke the buke” is much better except he is going stir crazy cuz I wanted him to fully recover inside.
    I would never put any animal in cargo. The temperature can go extremely low & crates can bounce around I am told.
    I have made a reservation & stored many a cat under the seat. BTW a raccoon probably bit Luke. Thank you for asking.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Btw, not only are the temps low in cargo, they are hot on the runway waiting to load the pets. Most trucks are not temperature controlled in the back, nor obviously are the open luggage things they drive to load up the plane…your pet is exposed to the elements. ALWAYS check w/the airline & get details; if that agent seems unsure ask for someone else.

  101. OneMoreinBoston says:

    From NY Daily News today:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/09/03/2010-09-03_dina_manzo_quit_real_housewives_of_new_jersey_over_more_than_just_danielle_staub.html

    “Don’t blame it all on Danielle Staub. Dina Manzo claimed she left “The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” second season in June because of Staub, the show’s antagonist, but a source close to the 40-year-old Manzo tells us she split because of money, too.

    Jacqueline Laurita revealed at the after-party for the opening night of “My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding” (in which the ladies guest-starred) that she thinks “there were a lot of reasons Dina left the show.”

    Our insider tells us one reason was her disagreement about the network’s financial setup and the salaries for the gals.

    While the blond single mom hasn’t spoken out about the topic directly, she did mention at the fete, held at Etcera Etcera restaurant, that it wasn’t her “ideal contract.”

    • Had Enough! says:

      In other words, 3k/epi isn’t enough to make a fool of myself in public.

      There’s a famous story told about George Bernard Shaw.

      An aristocratic lady and Shaw are talking at a party. Shaw asks if she would sleep with him for 1-million pounds. She agrees.

      Then Shaw asks if she’d do it for five pounds. She replies, “What do you think I am?”

      Shaw says, “We’ve already established what you are, ma’am. Now we’re just haggling over the price.”

      Fame whore, prostitution whore – it still just comes down to how much ca-ching is on the table.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Why is Dina described as a “blond single mom”???

  102. Anniieee says:

    Bravo had taken all the negative comments down from Caroline’s blog….everybody loves her classy act and her “nurturing ways.” I need a trash can, can feel my breakfast churning.

  103. nancy says:

    Thank you Wall St Lady. Knew you were a responsible cat owner. Love my cat. She is like a child to me and SHE knows it. My children just laugh it off but what the heck they are out of the house and on their own. Husband loves her also but won’t admit it. I catch him doing the cuddle thing.

  104. The winds are picking-up here in South Jersey on the coast. The storm is expected to pass by here in a few hours. I just looked at the projected path, and the thing needs to move out to sea, because if it doesn’t, there is a big red mark on Boston.
    To our friends in Boston, stay safe! And please check-in as soon as you can after the storm passes.
    We’ll try to blow it farther out to sea when it passes by here, I hope it doesn’t land in Boston, or anywhere where people are living.

  105. Wall St Lady says:

    Had enough. U so smart. Definitely the mind of a great lawyer ! Where did u find this ? Is it a recap or did u copy & paste ? I want to make some “fans” NOT of MM Ape aware of this info if that is OK.
    Do u think that was the “Big News” Trustee John S.mentioned to me. Do u know the judge

  106. LynnNChicago says:

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

    NEW BLOG See Document in black bar at the top of the screen for the recently filed BK documents in the Giudice Bankruptcy

  107. Wall St Lady says:

    Had enough. I had to cut & paste ur prostitution whore story to WSM

  108. Wall St Lady says:

    Housewifehater I pray the storm passes over u as it has us in Wilmington NC

  109. Ryan says:

    Since the barrier stupid idiot

  110. Ryan says:

    Boring classes you are an idiot

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