Real Housewives of New Jersey
Blogs Blogged by Stars99
“Are you going to cook for your husband when you get married? (Teresa asks Milania as they’re stirring a pot on the stove.) “No, he’s gonna cook for me.” (Milania’s response = Priceless.)
“Congratulations, Stupid.” – Gino (Melissa had encouraged Gino to say, “Congratulations, Daddy” after they drove by Joey’s billboard for the very first time… and instead, this is what came out of his mouth. While this made me laugh hysterically, if I had ever said that to one of my parents I would be D.E.A.D.) Then, as if to explain himself, Gino emphatically says, “It’s just a billboard!” Indeed, Gino, indeed.
Kathy Wakile – She just got back from a “fantastic trip to Italy.” She has a photo journal on instagram @officialkathywakile if you’re interested.
“It put a smile on my face to see Teresa, Melissa, Joe, and Joe and all the kids together. Go forward; it’s about building a whole bunch of new happy memories. It totally reminded me of when we all as cousins used to play and hang out, and we shared a lot of first things together. Those childhood memories keep us bonded together, no matter what! So it was nice to see that the younger generations are the same and still have that natural unconditional love and affection! So, so happy for all of them!”
It was great to see all the kids reunited. However, I really couldn’t care less about the adults since they’re the ones who put their familial relationships on the line for 15 minutes of fame and a little cash. I love how the kids react to each other and love each other – but unfortunately, “unconditional love” has NOT been modeled to them by their parents since they’ve not spoken to each other nor have then seen one another for well over a year. Instead, I’m afraid the kids have learned that it’s okay to discard significant relationships over stupid misunderstandings. They’ve learned that stubbornness is valued over talking out tough misunderstandings and/or miscommunications. Hopefully, in light of recent events, the adults will behave less like children and will actually “be there” for each other in tangible, meaningful ways.
“Caroline sharing her conversations with her kids about life and getting older is one that is hard to have. There always comes a time in your life where you finally realize your kids are adults and no longer children, but in some ways they will always be your babies. So it’s a bittersweet moment when you have to make the leap to discuss those things. I especially relate, since I know I’m not far behind. When it comes our kids, I think that we are very similar. Caroline is very direct and has no problem communicating head on with anyone.”
It’s pretty easy to communicate with your husband when you only see him once a week for the last 20 years, no? So, help me understand again why anyone is listening to Caroline’s advice on anything? Her marital advice is not anything I would want to listen to since she has no idea what she’s talking about because she’s barely seen her husband for 20 years. Why on earth would I want to pattern my marriage after theirs? Any advice she’d have on raising kids I’d also question based on how her 3 kids have turned out… not that it’s all her fault, but come on… I’m hard pressed to find any success stories between the three of them. It’s really too bad, too – because it seems like they were set up to succeed – but they just haven’t. Relationship advice from Carolyn would also be tough to listen to since she’s so blinded by her own biases she couldn’t see the truth if it hit her over the head.
Kathy goes on to talk about the clubbing adventure with Rosie. I dunno, there’s nothing that says, “I’m available and I’m a person you should want to get to know” like going to a club with your overprotective sister and her creepy husband, no? Rosie, I know you were feeling weird and all… and this whole outing was just for filming purposes and stuff… but Rosie, alcohol is NOT your friend! Also, you need to stop hanging out with the guys because they’re not doing you any favors. It seems like it’s hard for you to even keep up a normal conversation with someone. I attribute it to the fact that you lose a significant number of brain cells for every minute you spend with Ritchie and Joey.
Kathy goes on to talk about how she’s protective about who Rosie dates. Kathy says, “…If I’m being honest here, I will always step in if I see someone trying to take advantage of my little sister. Rosie is my first best friend in life and that will never change.”
Sorry, Kathy but I think Rosie is right on this one… You can absolutely voice your opinion about someone she’s dating… but then just you just have to “zip it.” Rosie could totally go off on you about that gem of a man, Ritchie… but she smartly keeps her mouth closed.
Caroline Manzo – Caroline blogs, “I’m glad that Jacqueline accepted Teresa’s invitation to meet and discuss open ended issues between the two of them. I don’t care how many times I’ve heard that it was over and put in the past from each of them, I never believed a word they said. Now, some may wonder why I would ask for such a meeting when the animosity between the two is at a level 10. That’s exactly why! Look and listen and watch as they speak about one and other — it’s hurt masked in anger and resentment. The level 10 is based on hurt, not anger. I believe they both needed to have an honest conversation, and if nothing else, get true closure. I didn’t think they would come out of the meeting as best friends, but I would like to think that they could come to terms with their feelings and at least be civil towards one and other, nothing more. Mission accomplished… I think.”
Oh Caroline, it’s because you’re a “Level 10” manipulative control freak that you goaded Teresa into extending the invitation to the friendship summit. Jac had no intention of wanting to make up with Teresa… and Teresa had no inclination to make up with Jac. The viewers had no interest in seeing any of it, either. We all lose in this scenario. Thanks a lot, Caroline.
“Albie makes me so sad sometimes. I hated to hear him say he wasn’t ready to be happy.”
I totally didn’t understand Albie’s statement at all. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. I understand that when you’re walking through life’s dark hours… perhaps as a result of fresh grief, pain, hardship, heartbreak, etc. – that one would possibly say that they’re not “ready to be happy yet” – but it’s because they’re aware they’re in the middle of a life altering process of some kind. But what 20 or 30 something person says that they’re not ready to be happy? I think I was born ready to be happy… that doesn’t mean I always AM happy… but come the heck on… Poor, poor Albie… Did his comment bother any of you?
Caroline goes on to say how she and Al instilled a strong work ethic in their kids. That’s funny, because I just don’t see it. Not from any of them. Now it’s true, I’m basing my perception on only what is shown to the viewers… but really, come on, folks… get a grip on it. Caroline says, “However, a balance of work and play is very important for the mind. Albie is incapable of creating the balance. My husband Albert is the same way and he can’t see my point, therefore, we do disagree from time to time when it comes to the kids.” It seems like Albie needs a good dose of one of my mantras, “Life is what thou makest it… so makest it fun!” Then Caroline seemingly addresses the viewers by saying, “Do me a favor, relax and don’t read too much into his attitude at the dinner table.” Caroline, I’m quite relaxed, thank you very much. It’s your son who’s a nervous wreck and who’s wound tighter than a drum.
Caroline then tells us that she and Albert have been together for over 32 years and they’ve had their share of ups and downs. Thanks, Caroline, I’ll alert the media! She blogs on to say, “There is no divorce hiding in the shadows or discontent with each other.” While it’s true that what works for one couple doesn’t necessarily work for another… but really, how contented can one be in a marriage when you see each other only once a week? That was such a startling nugget of information to me and by the way, one in which no one has disputed its validity. Where I live, a 45 minute commute is considered an easy commute and thousands do it and more every single day. And if the commute was an issue, move closer to work, for goodness’ sake. Unless of course, you don’t WANT to see your family more often than that… you WANT to live a double life doodling anyone you want/whenever you want… etc., etc. I now know why the clown wears a frown… that’s a crazy level of rejection to have to carry with you every single day of your life.
“I’ve told Albie more times than I can count that God forbid his father predeceases me, there’s nothing he or anyone else can do for me. Al and I have always lived within our means, saved, and invested carefully. We have life insurance policies in place for each of us and a home that is nearly paid for. The bottom line is this — I will be a very wealthy woman with a shattered heart. Money can’t fix that. Having my children around me healthy and happy is what I will need then. Everything else has been carefully thought out and prepared for.”
Okay, I’m kinda afraid that if Caroline sees an episode of “Snapped” that we might have a murder to investigate or something… allegedly…
Melissa Gorga – She starts out her blog by telling us how much fun their family has had over the summer, that the boardwalk is open and that the Jersey shore is back in business. She encourages everyone to visit and support the local businesses. She wants us to tweet her pics if we go… lol… Go ahead, I dare you to tweet her pics of your visit…
Melissa blogs, “How amazing is it to see our whole family together? The kids running up to each other puts a huge smile on my face. It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to have Sunday dinners together and really enjoy one another’s company. Antonia and Milania are priceless together! That’s all I ever wanted; just to see the kids happy and see Joe and Teresa happy and be able to have all our children at one dinner table.”
Are you seriously trying to tell us that your goal was to “see the kids happy and see Joe and Teresa happy??”… Well, either you suck at it or you have a funny way of showing it. Instead, it seems like you have worked tirelessly against those goals for the last couple of years – based on what we’ve seen onscreen.
“The Sizzle Tan photo shoot was hysterical! Joe is such a HAM! He loves himself, LOL… I can’t take him with the pecs and the pushups! How about that hottie he was with? OMG if that was me, I would never hear the end of it. And to top it all off, he stole my line and said it wrong! The correct saying is, “Why are you gonna go out for a burger when you have filet mignon at home?” Where the hell did he get hot dog from?!”
Yeah, I didn’t get the whole “hot dog” comment either… I just chalked it up to his weird preoccupation with wieners in general. Personally, I think he’s full of B-O-L-O-G-N-A.
In talking about Teresa and Jac, Melissa says, “I don’t want to get involved in their relationship, but I will say that the reason Teresa and Joe didn’t speak for over a year had nothing to do with Jacqueline. It was so beyond that.”
Well, even though we all know that part is true, you guys sure used that specific incident over and over again as the reason you all stopped speaking to each other. Umm, hello… You were speaking to Teresa before and during that stupid Posche fasion show night… then after the night’s activities you were no longer were speaking to her – and didn’t for over a year. Do we look stupid?
Melissa then talks about going out with Rosie to the bar to pick up girls – and that she thought it was hysterical watching her talk to Ellen. I thought it was rather painful to watch her talk to Ellen. Ellen had zero interest in Rosie from what I could see but seemed to be going along with things just because there were cameras present. Melissa says, “Rosie makes for some great TV.” While I think that’s basically true, it just was a sad scene to me.
Melissa actually has the nerve to say – and this is AFTER she watched the episode itself, “How did you like my rapping skills?! Ha! You didn’t know I had that in me, did you?” Umm, no, we didn’t know you had it in you to do that. I actually physically recoil whenever people who have no business rapping decide to bust one out… They are all cringeworthy moments, really.
Melissa finally makes reference to her own photo shoot and explains, “The fan just makes everything better. I swear!” Well, since you’ve told us previously that you never sweat – I’m deducing your obsession with having “more fan” was solely because you knew that fan used during the photo shoot was actually the only real “fan” you’ll ever have.
Teresa Giudice – For the first time in a long time, Teresa doesn’t start her blog by calling us, “lovies” but instead says, “Thank you all so much for your support this week. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.”
Teresa blogs, “I loved seeing my girls get to play with their cousins this episode. I love them all so much! Can you imagine me and Joey and Rosie and Kathy running around like that when we were kids? We did! Cousins are your first friends, and I think it’s important to get them together so they can grow up together. I really am trying to let things roll off my back. I just want my family together and at peace, no matter what. Insult me, make fun of me, do what you will. I’ll keep being a “good little girl.”
You forgot to say that you’re being a “good little martyr” because of course, you’re perfect in every way.
Teresa continues, “Milania just cracks me up. I never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. She says the funniest things. You know how some kids act up in front of company, and some kids get shy? Milania is always just Milania. She makes me smile. Everyone has been asking me about her health since it was reported I took her to the hospital this week. I didn’t, it was the doctor’s office. She wasn’t feeling well, and paparazzi were shooting us coming out of the building. Thankfully, they were very nice. The guy kept saying “I love you Teresa, my family love you.” He apologized, and even asked me to take a picture with him. Then a picture of poor Milania and me shows up on TMZ with a nasty headline. Ah marone! Thankfully, Milania is all better now. Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes.”
Well, Teresa, you and your husband’s actions have given enough ammo to the tabloids for quite a while… Hopefully, ugly headlines and unflattering pictures are all that Milania will have to deal with… but I fear it will be much, much worse…
Teresa says, “The sit-down with Jacqueline was intense. I was deeply hurt because we had been so close for so many years. I never expected her to turn on me like she did. I certainly never got any packet of information about Danielle’s past, but if I did, I wouldn’t have read it. I really don’t care about people’s pasts, and I don’t have time to go digging. I’m raising 4 kids and working! I’m not the gravedigger in the bunch, believe me!”
Well, Teresa, sad as it is, you and your husband just dug your own graves, no? And your children are going to be the ones who really suffer for it. And all of it was just to be able to live a life well beyond your means. Wow.
Teresa reminds us, “Yes, five years ago, I flipped one table — the first and last I’ve ever flipped in anger. I’m a passionate person, but I have grown. I watched the scene on TV and I didn’t like what I saw. I don’t want my kids to see that, and I would never do that again. I’ve never physically attacked anyone, and you certainly haven’t seen me do that this season! I’ve learned from my mistakes.”
If only table flipping was your worst vice. You have continued to scream at people until you were red in the face… is that something you want your kids to emulate? I’m confident there are several people working in the prosecutor’s office who will ensure that you continue to, “learn from your mistakes.” I hear orange is the new black.
Teresa then tells us how she doesn’t have any issues with Danielle anymore – and that she’s apologized to her and they’ve moved on. She compliments Danielle on how great her kids have turned out – and that Danielle “must be doing something right to have such great kids.” And then because she just can’t help herself, she throws a jab by saying Danielle’s kids are, “(Kids that aren’t making fools of themselves on Twitter…)” Gee, I wonder who she’s referring to? Lol… She then warns us… err… tells us that we need to stay tuned to see how things play out between she and Jac. Sighs… I don’t care. Really, I don’t…
Jacqueline Laurita – She starts out her blog by saying, “I will not be publicly discussing anything relating to the recent news regarding Teresa and her family. I reached out to Teresa directly. I am strictly discussing the episode and how I felt at the time.”
I’m shocked, shocked I tell you! Lol. Of course neither you nor anyone else can talk about Teresa and Joe’s indictments. It’s an ongoing investigation… But I’m telling you… If there is any silver lining in all of this… It’s the idea that it’s the absolute juiciest (sorry about the pun) storyline ever BUT Bravo just can’t use it or exploit it… although I’m sure they’re busy trying to figure out how to do so. I’d die laffing if it wasn’t just so danged serious…
Jac continues, “Apparently, what I had suspected about Teresa’s sincerity was right. Teresa didn’t want to be my friend again, she just wanted to keep what she considered her enemy closer. That is the same attitude Teresa had toward me in California when she fake made up with me. I knew Teresa well enough to know that she doesn’t forgive and forget that easily and that she probably wasn’t sincere this time around either.”
Teresa had no intention of making up with you at this point of time. Her priority was to get things right between her family and her brother’s family. She should have never bought into Caroline’s manipulative web to force her into trying to make amends with you before she was ready. You are not on Teresa’s radar and you haven’t been for months. However, that being said – her tune may be changing because she’s going to need all the friends she can get at this point.
I’m including the following paragraph in its entirety because it’s priceless, Jac says, “I was very disappointed in Teresa’s comment that I had 800 pages of Danielle’s court records faxed over to me. Teresa knows VERY well that I didn’t ask for, or seek out Danielle’s court documents. They were actually sent by mail and ADDRESSED TO ALL OF US, from Danielle’s ex-husband after he saw Season 1, to warn us ALL about how dangerous of a person he thought Danielle was. OF COURSE I read them. I’m no fool. It’s good to know the person you are dealing with. I always like to have my facts straight about a person before I say something or make a judgment. Even if I don’t like the person, I would never make up lies about them. That’s just not my style. Most people know that about me.”
Okay, hold for just a moment, please… I have to wipe away the tears of laughter that are streaming from my eyes… Okay, I’m back… Is she trying to be funny or something? How can she possibly say with a straight face, “I always like to have my facts straight about a person before I say something or make a judgment.” Hardee har har har. Wow… Delusional party of one, please! Jac continues by talking rehashing a whole bunch of stuff back from Teresa’s infamous table flip to past reunions. Oh, I get it now… that’s why Teresa referred to Danielle and the table flipping in her own blog. Hmmm…
Jacqueline continues to try to convince us she’s perfect in every way by saying, “Another thing about me is that I don’t like lying for people. I am honest to a fault. If I call out someone, it’s because I feel like I’m being put on the spot and I know they are lying. That’s just who I am. I’m not going to change. Teresa was clearly trying to paint a picture of me that made “me” look like the shady one, when the only shade I saw was coming from her. I get it though, she was mad at me at the time.”
I love how Jac’s been recently reading the “urban dictionary” so she can use hip terms like “shade” just like the cool kids. However, I’m not sure she actually knows what it means or how to correctly use the term.
Jac says, “Don’t get me wrong, I can get bitchy when I’m angry, and I do speak my mind. Clearly, I do it publicly. I tweet from my own Twitter. I don’t make up fake accounts or get others to speak or tweet for me. Whatever I have to say comes straight from me and I’ll even say it to them and/or publicly. I’m certainly not sneaky. When people lie to or about me, I get upset and sometimes will snap back by throwing their ugly truths in their face, because I feel the truth always hurts worse than any lie someone can say to try to hurt me. I’m not saying that is right thing to do in a heated situation either, but that’s what I do sometimes. I can be impulsive at times. It’s a defense mechanism.”
Okay, this explanation is just 50 shades of crazy to me. What reasonable adult considers their use of Twitter as a means of effective communication with someone? The entire concept of being mad at someone and then causing it to play out publicly on Twitter is just so incredibly stupid to me. Jac needs to be reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s sage advice: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Seriously. Jac then blathers on about Teresa having a selective memory. She then she brings up the reunion shows again and who said what to whom and who drew first blood. Bladdity blah blah blah. Move on. Sheesh. Jac does tell us that next week the peace talk continues. O joy. O rapture. I can hardly wait, can you?