I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New Jersey by LynnNChicago
Teresa Giudice told Andy Cohen that she had never seen the auction photos of the contents of her house on the internet. Andy fixed that problem! Teresa can’t say she hasn’t seen them now, they were on the show! Teresa plays stupid and acts like she knows nothing about this process, yet the photos that appeared on the auction site were clearly taken in her home. She had to have allowed photographers into her home or at least been aware of it when her husband let them in. This stupid act (is it an act?) is getting pretty old. Did Bravo force her to put this on-screen?
Caroline and her sister (I don’t know which sister, was that Cookie?) staged a scene so that she could talk about her radio gig. Caroline is shocked to learn they’ve put her face on their website, she really should read the fine print of her contracts. The sisters role play, pretending to be Teresa so that Caroline could give her advice. The crack about her kid wasn’t necessary, it was true but sort of mean, Cooks…leave the sarcasm to us bloggers!
Caroline’s first day at work at the radio station arrives and she brings her kid to work with her? I’ve heard of “Take Your Daughter To Work Day” but this is ridiculous! Unless I missed it they never explained why Lauren was there! Caroline started off very rocky, some of the things that she said were cringe-worthy and she was clearly hoping to take a call right off the bat. It could have been Bravo editing but it looked like she had several calls right away but they sort of left her swinging in the wind for a few minutes to see how she’d fill the dead air. It wasn’t pretty!
Once the calls started rolling in things didn’t improve much, Caroline became more confident but the advice she dished out was pretty lame. There was a lot of “Suck it up!” and “Get Over It” and even a “Shake It Off!” thrown in there. We get it tough guy, no pity parties on your radio show! There is no way I could listen to 60 minutes of Caroline Manzo’s advice! Teresa and Jacqueline listened in and Teresa was talking to herself or to the radio, I’m not sure which but she said, “That’s easy for you to say Caroline!” Didn’t you hear the beginning of the show Teresa? It wasn’t easy for her to say at all!
Teresa and her brother Joey had their sit down meeting tonight and I was impressed by Joey being able to articulate the issues that he felt, seeing the shock on Teresa’s face at some of the things he was saying was interesting too. She clearly thought she was going to sit down with him and run the conversation, she was going to make it look like she was the victim and the big, bad, horrible Melissa was going to get butchered. Joey was able to answer for anything Teresa threw at him, even the dig on the Housewarming card, it turns out Teresa made a dig at their house first. Tisk Tisk Teresa, you failed to mention that to viewers when you revealed that nasty Housewarming card.
You could see the hurt in Joey’s face and hear it in his voice when he told Teresa that he heard her saying so many times that Jacqueline and Teresa are like “Family” to her. Teresa had no answer for that but added to it by saying in her interview, “Sometimes friends are better than family”.
Joey put an end to the conversation, it was probably a lot longer than what we saw on-screen and most likely more details were discussed but he’d heard enough. Joey left the ball in Teresa’s court telling her to call his wife and talk to their mother to fix this.
Teresa did just that but first she had to talk with her family/friend Jacqueline to spill her feelings and details of the conversation. Jac tried to go into the details that Teresa had just talked about but Teresa cut her off telling her it is time to let all of that go, forget it and move forward. What a great idea Teresa, why then are you bringing up details with Jac? Just so that you can shut her down on-screen? Caroline arrives with her words of wisdom and actually with the exception of the line, “put on your big girl panties” which was pretty condescending Caroline had some good advice that Teresa seemed to actually understand. Caroline used small words and spoke slowly, you see…
Teresa calls Melissa, who is a little cold on the phone but agrees to meet with Teresa at Jacqueline’s house. Melissa arrives and there are warm greetings all around as the two sit down privately it’s clear that they have different agendas. Teresa is prepared to take Caroline’s advice and just forget the past but Melissa is skeptical that Teresa is sincere in her attempts to make peace. The majority of this conversation will be seen next week and I predict it will not be good for Melissa, she didn’t just have Caroline’s wise words in her ear, she’s cautious and possibly prepared to rehash the past having not been given an agenda. It looks like a set-up to me.
Before Melissa arrived Teresa invited Jacqueline and Caroline with their adult families to join her at their home in the Catskills for a vacation. No children allowed. Teresa explains that she didn’t invite her brother Joey and his wife because they only just started to open up communication and she’s not ready. This is a bit contradictory, in fact if Teresa wants to make things better, this isn’t the way to do it. Going on a family trip with other people’s family will only run salt into the wound, particularly since this is the exact thing that her brother had a problem with, but that’s Teresa!
Watch What Happens Live by LynnNChicago
A short recap of Andy’s show live from Las Vegas as he had just finished hosting the Miss USA pageant, Giuliana Rancic and Caroline Manzo had both been with Andy, Giuilana as his co-host and Caroline as a judge so they made for convenient guests.
Caroline made an interesting statement as she’d always seemed to be firmly on “Team Teresa” on the show, but she said she now understands Melissa’s point of view. This is clearly code for, “I’m switching my loyalty from Teresa to Melissa” confirming that Caroline and Teresa are on the outs now. Caroline didn’t take any digs at Jacqueline but word is they’re not speaking either. Oh and Caroline isn’t speaking to Dina, her sister and former cast mate. Why is this woman giving out advice on the radio?
Tonight’s poll question, Who is Hotter, Melissa or Teresa. I’m obviously on Team Melissa BUT, I can objectively look at these two women and tell you which one is hotter. If anyone looked at a photo of Teresa and Melissa and still chose Teresa as “Hotter” they would probably need a good pair of glasses but Teresa won the poll handily with 82% of the vote. I think Melissa needs to place a call to Jill Zarin’s attorney to look into the WWHL phone system, it’s clearly on the fritz!
Caroline continuously interrupted Guiliana when she tried to speak, hell Andy even interrupted her a few times and the fact that Caroline took the prime seat next to Andy showed a lack of respect for his guest. I’m not sure why G agreed to appear on this show but I’m guessing she regrets it.
As for their attire, G looked amazing in that Zac Posen dress (I think she said it was Posen) while Caroline looked ridiculous trying to sport the one shoulder number again.
On Thursday Bravo will stream their After Show live on Bravotv.com for the first time, unfortunately the guest is Jill Zarin so most likely no one will watch! 🙂
Mob Wives by Quincy IL
Carla and her children are getting into their car to pick up Joe, Carla’s ex-husband from prison. Joe was just released after six years of incarceration for security fraud and he has not seen his twin children since they were two years old. The children are excited. Joseph, the son, could not sleep and was up early because he was going to see his father. Carla wants Joe to tell them he was in prison.
At Spice Restaurant, Renee meets with Tiffany her former boss. Renee was Tiffany’s wardrobe assistant. Tiffany is not that enthusiastic because Renee is an admitted drama queen. Renee was organized and punctual, but her behavior was an issue. Renee had to leave work because Jr. went to jail. She asks Tiffany for work.
Carla calls Drita who is with Joe in the car. Drita wants to know if he is hot. Drita is excited because she remembers when Lee, her husband came out of prison.
Karen visits Renee at Renee’s house. Renee confides that Jr. went away for two days and when he returned he was getting calls from and texting two women. Renee is upset that she did this again after 20 years’ experience with Jr. Renee is smoking cigarettes. Renee wants Jr. to leave her home.
Carla dropped Joe off at the halfway house where newly released prisoners serve a period of time before returning to their families or in Joe’s case an apartment because Carla divorced him and took his house and his money. The released prisoners also have to find jobs. We learn that the men often have issues after leaving prison. Carla’s children are crying because their father could not come home with them. Carla lets them talk to their father on the phone and in two weeks the children can come to the half-way house to see him whenever they want.
Karen and Drita meet at a restaurant and Karen just came from her publisher. She has a printed copy of her first chapter and she gives it to Drita who takes it reluctantly. They seem to be happy together, but there is something going on under the surface.
Renee visits her therapist, Kelly, to share her dismay that Jr. has done it to her again. She is disgusted with herself because she allowed him back into her life and home. She mentions loyalty. Kelly says that Renee needs to change. Renee concludes the session with the statement, “I don’t need him.”
Drita and Carla work out in a gym and share. Drita tells us that Lee thought she was driving too fast when he first came out because the men have not been in moving vehicles for so long. Drita is both jealous that Carla’s husband is out and happy for Carla.
Carla said that her children thought that Joe was having fun walking outside and playing sports. Joe said he had to mop floors and clean dirty toilet bowls. Carla worries about Joe’s ability to be a good father.
Renee has a conversation with her son, AJ. It is important to Renee that AJ goes to college. AJ agrees that he won’t go to prison and that he wants a family. Renee mentions grandchildren to the 16 year old AJ. Renee said that when men go to prison, they get tagged, waste time, and hurt their family. AJ understands.
Renee is asked to style a photo shoot for Ghost Killah, a rock group. She packs the car with clothes and a steamer. Renee would like respect and unconditional love. She does not want Jr.’s bullshit any more.
Drita and her daughter Aleeya are home when a call comes from Lee in the nick of time. Aleeya is doing math homework and Lee can help her. Aleeya talks to her dad on the phone about the rat that turned him in to the feds. Lee is mad at himself for not seeing that his friend would do that. Aleeya wants to know when her dad is coming home, but there is silence.
Renee is at home and she is packing Jr.’s things and putting the duffle bags in the foyer for him to take away. She tells Jr. to call AJ before he comes.
At Karen’s apartment, she complains to Nikole on the phone that Drita took her chapter and has not responded.
Carla and Drita meet at MIke’s restaurant and Drita is very upset that she was given a chapter of Karen’s book. She does not want to read it or have anything to do with it. Drita imagines bashing Karen’s face in and uses a lot of obscenities while describing her feelings about this book. At the same time that she says her relationship with Karen is on good terms, she says that she is furious that someone from 20 years ago is affecting her family. Drita will allow “nothing and no one” to do this. She says she is in attack mode. Carla is silent for the entire tirade. When it comes to family, Drita is prepared to go to war.
Until Next Time….