I Hate Jill Zarin Happy 4th of July Real Housewives of New Jersey / Celebrity Rehab
Please join me in welcoming new contributor to the blog, “Star” (not her real name), she’s recapped Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew for us. But first…
The Real Housewives of New Jersey By LynnNChicago
No new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey last night but they did play the last few episodes again and I caught a few things that I missed the first time. I think with all the sex talk some of the other things that happened fell through the cracks of our discussion.
Teresa and Melissa’s sit down talk didn’t really go all that well. Both ladies expressed their skepticism afterward in their talking head interviews and really Melissa did a lot of eye rolling while Teresa was talking. Her timing wasn’t great either. When Teresa said things like, “this is killing my parents”, Melissa did the old eye roll. She explains this in her blog:
I do want to tell everyone that it might seem like I roll my eyes a lot, but that is not because I don’t want to listen to her, it’s because I’m thinking. I think with my eyes, I always have, so I just wanted to clear that up. I also got a little frustrated when she brings up her brother’s business deals. I don’t see how it has anything to do with our conversation. It’s almost like she’s trying to expose him or something. It had nothing to do with the conversation, so I got a little aggravated.
Based on the comments on Melissa’s blog, viewers didn’t buy her explanation of the eyeroll. But then, we know we can’t trust those comments to be representative of anything except what Bravo wants us to think.
I do think it was a low blow for Teresa to bring up some contractor who claims that Joey Gorga owes him money when Teresa sleeps in a home built by dozens of contractors who remain unpaid per their Bankruptcy documents. I wonder how many of them rolled their eyes watching Teresa on the show.
Melissa goes on to say:
When all of this is over, who will still be here? Family. I really want for both of us to stop and get to a happy place. I think it’s OK to agree to disagree sometimes. I’m not saying we won’t ever go back and forth again, we probably will, but I never want to get back to the place we were.
In contrast, here’s what Teresa had to say about Melissa:
From her eye rolling and conversations afterward with her sister and whoever was “sitting on her shoulder” saying “bullsh-t,” I’m not so sure she feels the same way. I guess only time will tell…
During the conversation Teresa’s talking head interview explains that the first time her parents met Melissa she and Joey got into an argument about another woman calling Joey Gorga and she stormed out of the house with Joey following, the couple apparently never returned that night. While it isn’t great etiquette to storm out of someone’s house, this is Teresa’s side of the story, I’d love to hear Melissa’s side.
I didn’t talk much (or at all) about Kathy in the blog after the show but we watched as she brought an idea to her husband. Catering with her fabulous looking desserts sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Kathy created a beautiful dessert table at the Gorga’s on Thanksgiving and doing something similar for weddings, showers and other parties is a great business idea. Many caterers don’t offer an extensive dessert menu and party planners would love to have one place to call to ensure their party had a fabulous dessert table. I’m sure there are others out there but Kathy could certainly make it work.
Kathy’s husband wants to take it a step further and open a restaurant, Kathy’s not too sure and as they look at possible spaces for their new venture, Kathy doesn’t seem all that into the idea. I think she’d prefer to stick to desserts. We’ll see what happens…
Bravo has posted two previews for the upcoming episode next Sunday, one is called “Lauren is in Bitch Mode”. I’m sure she appreciates that, the title came from her very own mother who stated that “Lauren is in bitch mode”. This sibling rivalry makes absolutely no sense to me, her brothers have moved out and that should make her happy, it is a whole lot easier to enjoy your siblings when you don’t live together. (in my opinion) Besides, Lauren should be happy to be the only kid left at home, that means she gets all the attention, right? Apparently not! Caroline Manzo has no sympathy for her only daughter, she tells us that Lauren is in “bitch mode”. Nice!
The other preview shows us Joey Gorga building a space for his wife in the basement to sing and record her music. A booth that he describes as a phone booth with thick insulation to ensure it is sound-proof and a space for the producer’s booth.
We have a new contributor to the blog, Star (not her real name..LOL) has written the recap on the only original programming we had last night (don’t quote me on that) Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Welcome Star!
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew by Star
First of all, let’s take a look at the “cast.” The staff of the Pasadena Recovery Center includes Dr. Drew Pinsky; Bob Forrest, Head Counselor and Program Manager; Shelley Sprague, Residential Treatment Technician and Counselor; Will Smith, Residential Technician and Counselor; Jennifer Gimenez, Residential Technician; and Dr. John Sharp, Psychiatrist.
The rehabbers are:
Amy Fisher – Long Island Lolita who served time in prison for shooting the wife of her much older boyfriend Joey Buttafouco. Currently adult film star. Alcoholic.
Bai Ling – Actress. Alcoholic.
Dwight “Doc” Gooden – Former Major League Baseball player. Cocaine addiction.
Jeremy Jackson – Actor and Singer (Baywatch). Addicted to Steroids, Growth Harmones, supplements and pills.
Jessica “Sugar” Kiper – Struggling Actress (Best known for being on Survivor) . Alcoholic and Marijuana user.
Michael Lohan – Occupation?????. Alcoholic
Sean Young – Actress. Alcoholic
Steven Adler – Musician (Formerly drummer for Guns and Roses). Heroin Addict
In this second episode, Amy, Bai, Jeremy, Michael, and Sean have already checked in.
Check in procedures include Shelly searching everyone’s luggage for contraband. Each room holds two residents. Each resident has an introductory session with Dr. Drew. On the night of Day 1, we find out that Steven Adler will be checking in shortly. This upsets Jennifer because he has been violent to her in a past rehab situation. Shelly calms Jennifer down and Steven apologizes to Jennifer and thanks her for calling the police on him because it made him realize he still needed help. At the start of each day, the residents arise at 7 a.m. and there is a group session.
The next morning Bai does not want to get up and Dr. Drew asks her if she wants to get better. She says yes and he tells her she needs to change and it needs to start now. At group, Bob asks what they want to accomplish there. Steven wants to finish what he started. Michael talks about his Dad being an alcoholic and how he was treated as a kid and then tells about how his alcoholism has affected his kids. Amy explains that the things she did as a child (16 years old) made her the way she is today. She doesn’t show her feelings because people are so superficial. Jeremy relates to her. Dr. Drew says that the purpose of group is that one person’s story can affect others and they need to rely on each other as they fight for sobriety.
On day two, Dwight Gooden checks in. He had everything going for him. He started in the major leagues at age 17 as a pitcher and still holds several major league records. He was suspended twice for using cocaine. He spent time in prison for his drug use. He still uses cocaine, alcohol, and Ambien. Shelly checks him in and asks when was the last time he used. He says not for a while. She gets a urine sample from him and it pops positive for cocaine, which means he has used within the past 72 hours. He will be Jeremy’s roommate. He tells Dr. Drew he is 46 years old, has been using since age 20 and has been to rehab 5 times. Dr. Drew confronts him with his positive drug test and he says “OK.” Dwight then tells Dr. Drew he’s not happy in his own skin and he deals with guilt for what he has done to his family. He needs to forgive himself.
On the evening of day two Amy is freaking out because of the cameras. She leaves the center when Will asks her to give up her phone because phones are not allowed after 9 p.m. The camera follows her outside and she tells them to stop following her. Eventually her manager and husband convince her to come back. She explains that the cameras remind her of all the paparazzi when she was 16. On day three, Bai is still very emotional and has not eaten for three days Dr. Drew had prescribed something for her because he feels she is dealing with psychiatric issues aside from her addiction problem. She refuses to take the medication and cannot be forced to take it. Dr. Drew predicts things will not be good for Bai if she doesn’t take the medication.
It’s funny, but Bai is in full make up and looks pretty good for someone who just woke up. She might be having big problems, but she does have time to apply her make up. Got to look good for those cameras no matter what.
In a one-on-one with Dr. Drew, Amy is blaming the media for the way her life turned out because they wouldn’t leave her alone when she was 16. I guess nobody should have noticed that she knocked on the front door of her lover’s house and shot his wife in the face. I’m not saying she is totally to blame because Joey Buttafouco was the adult in this situation and it seems he got off pretty easy. Amy served six years in prison. Poor Mary Jo Buttafouco still suffers with paralysis on one side of her face. Amy hasn’t even mentioned her so far. She’s constantly walking around in short shorts and very low cut tops. She has been in the adult film business for 6 months and feels that, because of her past, it is her only option. Really, Amy? Or is it the only option that, as you say, pays really good money? Maybe I’m being little too hard on Amy.
Here we go again. Bai Ling doesn’t want to get up the next morning and tells Shelly she’ll be up in 10 minutes. Later she is missing and they see her on the roof. The episode ends with Dr. Drew asking the question “Did she jump?” To be continued……
Excellent Job Star, thanks for the recap!
Until Next Time…