Teresa will be back on Anderson and Jacqueline takes to Twitter to Defend Herself / Top Chef Finale / Survivor

Teresa on Anderson and Other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama

Teresa Giudice appearanced on Anderson Cooper‘s new talk show yesterday.  It didn’t go that well.  According to viewers, Anderson could barely contain his disgust as he confronted Teresa about her behavior on the upcoming reunion for the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 4.  Anderson was reacting to a clip of Teresa accusing Caroline Manzo of having a tummy tuck.

According to a report on RadarOnline, Anderson also asked Teresa if she had reached out to castmate Jacqueline Laurita when she learned of her son’s autism diagnosis.   An observer reports: “Teresa says she sent a text, which was all she could muster in light of what happened between the two former besties.  THEN Teresa accuses Jacqueline of stalking her via text message, saying she’s ready to contact the police because she is being harassed and threatened.”  

After Teresa left the set (apparently she was pissed off when she left) Anderson chatted with the audience.  This is what happened: “A serious Tre-fanatic (who you will see a clip of on the show wearing a bright green shirt) yelled out that Anderson was mean to her. Anderson was disappointed that he possibly hurt Mrs. Juicy’s feelings and wondered what the audience thought. Anderson felt really bad, but explained that he feels Teresa is mean and doesn’t take accountability for her actions – ever.”

Now it’s being reported that Teresa’s been invited back on tomorrow – possibly so that he can apologize to Teresa.  Anderson is a big housewives fan (big fan of NeNe in particular) and has been on Watch What Happens Live many times.  He also recently vacationed with Andy Cohen.  He does snark on the housewives, but he doesn’t usually come across as mean.  Like many of us, Anderson admits that “watching RHONJ has become too depressing for him and he doesn’t watch it too much anymore.”  Perhaps the negativity just got to him – and if they all had been on the show he would have given them all a scolding.

As this was going on, Jacqueline Laurita took to twitter to defend herself against Teresa’s allegations that Jac had sent her mean texts.  She really needs to get a hobby other than Teresa.

She started with this:

Is this threatening?

Then moved on to showing us some text messages that weren’t that nice – Jacqueline’s tweets that accompany each photo are in italics.

Oh,ok, maybe this one when I heard she was bashing me2some1 trying2 help my child!

This maybe..when she was calling my friends to bash me too?

Then she flipped back and forth between wanting peace and bashing Teresa.  It was strange.

I just want peace in my life. Really.

Teresa shouldn’t go on TV to say I’m threatening her unless she wants a defamation suit against her. I’ve tried2get her to stop& she doesn’t

She then retweeted this  – @JacLaurita Too bad the reunion is already filmed or you could ask Teresa about the pic of her partying with Johnny 5 days before the salon

Sorry, lol, I was having a moment. It’s all good now. I get frustrated sometimes.

Let’s make a deal @teresa_giudice I won’t interfere in ur life if ull stop interfering in mine.Lets keep each others name out of our mouths.

I hope Jacqueline gets some help.

Real Mr. Housewife talked to party planner Elvira Grau who set the rumor straight regarding any possible altercation between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice at Gia Giudice’s birthday party.  On Wendy Williams, Melissa had stated that Teresa had gotten physical with her when she tried to give Teresa’s girls some Christmas presents.  In a RumorFix article, Elvira explains that she never witnessed anything like that happening – and none of the other party goers saw anything physical between the two women either.  Teresa was simply irritated at Melissa for pushing the issue of the presents at the public party – rather than dropping them off at Teresa’s home and letting the cousins have some play time together.  Read it Here

In other housewife/husband news – Richie Wakile not only doesn’t seem to care if he pays his bills or not – but he’s also accused of acting like a major jerk.  Read about it here

Paul Nassif has been granted supervised visitation with his children leading up to the custody decision expected October 9th.  Paul presented evidence to the court that abuse allegations were fabricated by Adrienne Maloof.  Paul also put Dr. Sophy on blast for his report supporting Adrienne’s claims – saying that Sophy hadn’t even interviewed him.  Read More Here


Top Chef Finale by BB

Who will be named the Season 4 winner of Top Chef Masters and the grand prize of $100,000 for their charity – Chris of San Francisco or Kerry of New York City?

For this final challenge, the two chefs will have the help of a chef they either work with now or have worked with in the past; Manfred for Chris and Nick for Kerry.  They will have 24 hours to create a four course meal based on four letters they write themselves; a love letter, an apology, a thank you, and a letter to themselves.  They will be trying to impress 10 culinary critics.  Chris is more emotional than Kerry, so this challenge seems more difficult for Kerry.  Kerry’s love letter is to his wife and he wants to make a Korean lobster dish for her.  There is no lobster at the market, so he has to use shrimp and prawns.  Kerry also gets clams for a chowder to thank his parents.

Chris’s love letter is also to his wife, and he will be preparing beef heart tartare (his heart on a plate) and foi gras.  Chris can’t understand why Kerry didn’t come to the butcher shop.  Kerry didn’t have any trouble with the love letter and thank you letter concepts.  The apology and letter to himself are more difficult for him to figure out.

Chris’s great grandmother is the inspiration for his thank you letter.  He will be making a tripe dish in her honor.  Kerry and Nick finish shopping much earlier than Chris and Manfred.  They get a head start on the cooking.  Chris is really into blood foods.  He’s using blood sausage for his letter to himself dish.

Curtis comes in to check on the chefs and gets explanations on their concept dishes.  Kerry has all his letters figured out except the apology letter.  Chris’s love letter and apology letter dishes are both for his wife.

Curtis invites Chris and Kerry to a special event he has planned for them that night, which turns out dinner prepared by Curtis.  They discuss the difference between chefs and critics and the talents each of them bring to the table.  Kerry and Chris both talk about doing so much cooking during Top Chef Masters because they are at the point in their careers where they don’t cook so much, but are more in the management aspect of restaurants.  They have enjoyed cooking again.

The next day, Kerry has come up with the apology dish.  It will be an apology to his family for always being late coming home.  Some of Chris’s blood sausages are oozing and kinda gross looking.

The critics are John Curtas, Author of Eating Las Vegas; Jane Goldman, Editor-in-Chief, Chow; Alan Richman, Food and Wine Critic, GQ Magazine; Alan Sytsma, Editor, Grubstreet.com; Karen Brooks, Author, The Mighty Gastropolis; Lesley Bargar Suter, Dine Editor, Los Angeles Magazine; James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief, Saveur Magazine; Ruth Riechl, Editorial Advisor, Gilt Taste; Francis Lam, Food Writer/Editor, Gourmet Magazine; and Krista Simmons, Food Writer/Contributor, L.A. Times.

For the Love Letter dish, Kerry prepared Scallop & Spot Prawn “Korean Jijgae” in honor of his wife; Chris prepared Beef Heart Tartare, Foi Gras and Puffed Beef Tendon, also in honor of his wife.  The critics are divided on the two dishes, but Curtis admires Chris for having the guts to serve beef heart.

For the Apology Letter course, Kerry prepared Flan of Sugar Snap Peas with Proscuitto, Morels and Chervil to apologize to his family for coming home late.  Chris prepared his wife’s favorite foods because he works so much.  It’s scallop, pancetta piana and sea urchin.  I think Kerry may have won this course, although two of the women critics loved Chris’s sexy dish.

Next up is the Thank You Letter course.  Chris made Trippa Napolitana (tripe) to thank is great grandmother from Naples.  Kerry’s dish is Branzino with Clam Ragout and Mustard Greens to thank his parents.  I think Chris’s tripe is a winner with the critics.

For the last course, the Letter to Themselves, Kerry made Dry Aged “Cote De Boeuf”, Short Ribs with Swiss Chard and Fennel Gratin.  Chris calls his dish his last supper.  It’s Blood Sausage, Poached Oysters and Egg.  Maybe it tastes good, but it looks gross.  Sorry, but it does.  One critic loved Kerry’s short rib and one thought it was dry.  One critic thought Chris’s dish was embarrassingly bad.  One critic thinks it’s bolder than Kerry’s dish.  Another thinks it’s the best thing he’s eaten in the last 30 years of his life.  The critic that didn’t like it rolls his eyes when he hears this.

All the critics talk about the differences between Chris and Kerry.  Chris is emotional and Kerry is technical.  Chris made food about his life, Kerry made food about his cooking.  The chefs stand before James, Ruth, Curtis, Francis and Krista.  They ask each chef what they thought about their meals and why they cooked what they cooked.  They are completely different chefs.  Are they going to pick the comforting chef (Kerry) or the thrilling chef (Chris)?

The Top Chef Master Season Four Winner Is – CHRIS!

He won a total of $141,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease in honor of his uncle, who died last year from Parkinson’s.  My father in law had Parkinson’s, so I’m happy Chris won and they are getting this great donation from Top Chef Masters.


Survivor Philippines Sept 26, 2012 by MelTheHound

Welcome back… Here’s where we stand kids.

Kalabaw (Water Buffalo) Tribe (red)

  • Sarah Dawson, 28, Silver Spring, Maryland, insurance salesperson
  • Katie Hanson, 22, Newark, Delaware, 2011 Miss Delaware
  • Jeff Kent, 44, Austin, Texas, former Major League Baseball All Star
  • Dana Lambert, 32, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, cosmetologist
  • Carter Williams, 24, Shawnee, Kansas, coach
  • Jonathan Penner – Third time through- Evac’d last time with an infection.

Matsing (Monkey) Tribe (Blue)

  • Malcolm Freberg, 25, Hermosa Beach, California, bartender
  • Angie Layton, 20, Provo, Utah, model and former Miss Utah Teen USA
  • Roxanne “Roxy” Morris, 28, Brooklyn, seminary student
  • Denise Stapley, 41, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, therapist
  • Russell Swan – Carried out last time due to dehydration

Tandang (Rooster) Tribe (Yellow)

  • Abi-Maria Gomes, 32, Los Angeles, student
  • Roberta “RC” Saint-Amour, 27, New York, banker
  • Artis Silvester, 53, Terry Town, Louisiana, computer engineer
  • Lisa Whelchel, 49, Dallas, former star TV’s “The Facts of Life”
  • Peter “Pete” Yurkowski, 24, Holmdel, New Jersey, engineering graduate
  • Michael Skupin – Returning player who passed out and burned the skin off of his palms after falling into a fire.

We open the show with Russell talking to his tribe. He said something, I don’t know what, it isn’t important in the grand scheme of things. What IS important is that it won’t quit raining and everyone is freezing as a result. Over at the Matsing tribe, Malcom and Angie decide to ‘snuggle’ to keep warm. This does not go un-noticed by Roxy. In fact, as we later learn, she believes couples to be the most dangerous possible alliance there is. She’s probably right. Malcom isn’t too disappointed with his cuddle buddy but this will all come into play later.

The following day, The Kalabaw tribe is sitting in their shelter freezing as well from the rain. Jeff confides that he’s feeling the pain from his knee but no one ever wins a championship by running out of gas before October (world series). Penner just wants them all gone so he can hunt for the hidden idol (right under their noses). The tribe, minus Penner, decides to go to a local cave to get out of the rain. While they are gone, he tears the camp apart looking for the idol. A couple of the team come back while he’s looking, he tells them that the rain washed away his contact lens and he was looking for his glasses. I can’t believe these people bought that story. A little later he is wading in the lagoon and it hits him where the idol is. It is on the lid of the rice container where he found the clue. He now, has the hidden idol. Let’s see how that works out for him but, he’s decided not to be cocky about it (Colton). Lots of players have been blindsided thinking they were immune, he says. Just a side note here, Russell has also found the clue last week. Now, question… Are there three idols, one for each tribe or is there only one total? Could get interesting if there is only one. Apparently, Penner has never had an immunity idol (his words), hidden or otherwise. I asked last week if someone can steal a hidden idol once it’s been found. (No that is against the rules – it can only be given away.   They hide it just so people don’t know they have it – NMD),  Someone suggested that is why they bury them. Well, maybe from lack of experience, Penner just dropped his into a bag hanging from a hook. Will it stay there? Will it be there when he needs it? Or, will he do a better job of hiding it? (rhetorical questions).

Over at the Tandang tribe, RC has also found the clue and she shares it with Abi. It is noted that the two of them are an alliance but it hasn’t been tested, yet. They discuss how they are besties, for now but I don’t think either one trusts the other. It’s a million dollars, I wouldn’t trust anyone either. RC is talking to Michael about something which is not un-noticed by Abi. She tells RC point blank, she doesn’t like the idea of anything shady going and forces, almost, RC, to swear her allegiance to her. Abi notes to RC that when she approaches the two of them, the subject changes. Tip, Abi, RC is loyal to one person and one person only. Herself. I still don’t like this woman. The one on that tribe we’ve yet to hear anything from and in fact, barely see, is Artis Silvester. I don’t know what his game plan is yet. Back at their shelter, Lisa has gone off on her own (to do a talking head). The rest stay behind to talk shit about her. Lisa says she’s an introvert and she needs a role for any outgoing personality to come out. When she returns to the shelter, the others stop talking about her (of course).

In the mix of all this, Malcom has noticed a strange vibe going on around the camp. He notes it’s probably because he and Angie (Miss Utah Teen USA) have become cozy but he’s not caring very much because, look at her. Around camp it’s called things like booty trap, boobie trap, and other similar things. I think I even heard them referred to as headlights. This is the women saying these things, not the men by the way. The weather has finally cleared some and Roxy is on the beach thanking God and asking him to help with the immunity challenge. Denise notes that God isn’t the one to ask but they need to rely on themselves. The others have noticed that Roxy doesn’t do anything around the camp (this too will come into play later). She’s whining about being out of her comfort zone of Seminary, her friends, etc. She is the camp snitch by the way.

Immunity challenge time.

It, of course, is a puzzle challenge. The idea is for 2 people at a time, to pull a heavy sled to collect a group of puzzle pieces. Then a second group goes, and then a third. 2 from each of the other tribes (red and yellow) have to sit out a member because dumbass Zane got himself sent home last week after dumbass Russell played dictator (I still say it should have been him that was gone). Dumbasses. Anyway, once the pieces for all 3 puzzles are collected, they can begin putting them together (3 puzzles per tribe). A ‘caller’ is on an elevated platform directing where pieces are to go. Think of it sort of like a big game of Tetris if you’re familiar with that. The callers are, Lisa, Denise, and Dana. For Yellow, Pete and RC are putting the puzzles together, Blue, Russell and Malcom, Red, Jeff an Penner.

By the end of this, it was close and had Blue been quicker with the sleds, they may have won. As it happens, Lisa is the puzzle mistress as she is great at these things. This is her role and so far, it’s where she really shines in this game. Yellow wins. Second is Red, and Blue once again lost, by seconds. Russell gets pissed and slams down his puzzle piece. When asked why by Probst, he goes into a tirade about his tribe and how none of them are stepping up. Not good, Russell. In addition to immunity, they were playing for comfort. Yellow wins a tarp, pillows, and blankets. Red wins a tarp. Once again, Blue wins a trip to tribal council. One more of them is going home.

This is about the last we hear from Red and Yellow teams for the rest of the episode. Back at camp, Matsing (Blue), Russell is apologizing for his outburst. He notes that both Angie and Roxy are pretty useless to the team. He notes that Roxy also told him that she wasn’t going to be very useful in the challenge because she’s not drinking enough water (the same situation that caused Russell’s demise in his original season). Roxy isn’t very bright if you ask me. Anyway, Denise and Malcom already have sort of an alliance, but she’s no fool. noting that if Malcom’s vote ever comes down to her and Angie, she will lose. Russell believes that if Roxy goes home, he’s next because she’s the one who tells him everything that’s going on around the camp. She certainly had no words or volume to spare while she was complaining to him about Malcom and Angie cuddling. At this point it looks like it’s going to be between Roxy and Angie at council with Denise being the swing vote. They head off to tribal council so let’s see how it really plays out.

Probst greets them and gets right to the questions. One question to Roxy is what does she think would make the tribe better. She says 75% of the work after challenges. She may as well of said 0 because she doesn’t do anything anyway. She’s griping about continuing to work at the camp after they return from challenges. Ummm, how many have there been? I think this is still week one for them and this episode was their second challenge. Probst asks Denise if she agrees, she says absolutely not, they need 100% effort, all the time. They can relax when everything is squared away. Jeff poses the same question to Angie (he obviously knows that she and Roxy are on the chopping block). She answers that she would like to have cookies. It’s a fair answer but, REALLY? Probst asks as do the other castaways evidenced by the rolling of Roxy’s eyes. Roxy has spilled what Jeff probably already knows, that Malcom and Angie are getting a little too friendly for her liking. In fact, she goes into a tirade about it a little later on in the session. Probst asks Malcom what he thinks of her answer. He tries to be chivalrous about it and say he would like to have some cookies too (I’ll bet he would, wink wink nudge nudge). Probst fires back with, in a Million dollar game, you think that’s a good answer. Angie is just kind of grinning. I think she knows it didn’t matter what she said, she’s likely convinced she’s going home and can already taste the cookies.

Vote time. It doesn’t take long as there are only 5 of them. Naturally, Roxy votes Angie, and Angie returns the favor. We don’t see the rest until after they are read. One vote for each out of the gate, no shocker there. Another for Roxy followed by the nail in her Survivor coffin, third vote to send her packing. Roxy is gone. I’m glad. I’m sure she would have been neck and neck of annoying in my mind with RC by the end of next week. Remember when I said that Denise was the likely swing vote? That Russell was convinced that if Roxy went, he was next? None of that matters because they All voted to send Roxy home. I’ll bet she was thrilled to see that when she watched.

I still don’t get why these people don’t send the ‘veterans’ packing at first chance. The Red and Yellow teams haven’t had the chance yet but neither one seems to be treating the returnee as lord and master. I’m thinking, that Red team is just biding their time waiting for the chance to send Penner packing (remember though, he now has an idol). I don’t think they would throw a challenge to do it though, that would be plain stupid (cough cough, Bigot Colton, give up immunity to send the black guy home cough cough). I think Michael Skupin will get himself carried off the Island again. That guy should not be around sharp objects.

That’s it kids. See you next week with episode 3 when I’m sure, someone will implode (don’t know who though) and Michael from team Tandang (yellow) will once again badly injure himself from the look of the blood running down his face in the preview. Actually, I’ll see you Monday with The Amazing Race (against a NJ Part one reunion but it’ll be in there somewhere 😀 ).

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That was the finale for Top Chef Masters.  Thank you BB for blogging the season.  Keida will be covering Life After Top Chef which starts next week.

Dance Moms has also finished it’s run.  Thank you Michigan Susan for blogging that show.

No one has expressed interest in Million Dollar Decorators yet.  If you’d like to blog it, please let me know.

Come by this evening to Chat during Real Housewives of Miami.

Thanks everyone!  NMD


Happy Birthday Powell


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509 Responses to Teresa will be back on Anderson and Jacqueline takes to Twitter to Defend Herself / Top Chef Finale / Survivor


  2. butterisafruit says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!

  3. Now on with the blog…
    I was SOOO excited to watch Chris win last night… Even Mr ford had a big grin on his face..Something about Chris we both relate to you… just a vibe…
    We also have been watching Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network on Wed nites..Really enjoying it … Bar rescue on Spike ( Sundays ) really good also…So yeppers… weaning away from Bravo and all the illusions…
    Excited about the Return of REVENGE…Oh yea !!!!!!

    Hugs and Peace

    • trudie says:

      So glad that Chris won last night. I really thought (based on the judges comments) that Kerry was going to win. I don’t know if I could bring myself to eat Chris’s food, but I thought he took more risks.

      Diva, sounds like we have similar television tastes! My daughter got me hooked on Bar Rescue and you got me hooked on Revenge!

      • Trudie… I REALLY like watching bar rescue… I was in the bar business in WPB back when …400 person capacity along with food…WHAT A GREAT JOB… I really miss it…Try Rest Impossible and Rest Undercover on Wed nites SPIKE TV… Last night was the PITA GRILL in Hoboken NJ..hahahahaha…I kept thinking I would see a crittofer or an albie walking around…..
        Have you watched Sons of Anarchy yet ????

        • trudie says:

          Have not watched Sons of Anarchy yet – too many shows, so little time! But, I do watch the other shows you mentioned. I wonder if the bars/restaurants are successful once the tv crews leave.

          • they say you can go to the website and check for updates on the success or failure of the place after filming… The one bar rescue Murder or Mystique was in WPB…They are still in biz …. just had to get rid of that gang activity around the place…..

    • Powell says:

      I love,Restaurant Impossible. Haven’t watched in a month or so.

      • MamaZ says:

        I was happy to see Chris win too. Even though I would never eat most of the stuff he cooks. He seems like such a good guy.
        I would definately have eaten the pea flan that Kerry made.

    • T-Rex says:

      You should try the show Mystery Diners, where they uncover all the bad behaviour that goes on in Restaurants and bars while the owner is away(I am glad this wasn’t around when I worked in a bar, yikes, it was the early 80’s, need I say more).

    • VV says:


  4. Happy Birthday Powell!

  5. butterisafruit says:

    Thank you for the great blogs everyone.

    You know that R. Walkie really irks me. I can’t stand people who defraud the workers.
    They’re all big and smarmy know it alls. Yet when it comes to paying the common
    person they spit on them.
    You watch they all brag about attending charitable events, and supporting causes but
    being a decent human and take care of their own responsibilities they’re frauds.
    It seems to be a common thread in this little hamlet.

    • First off happy birthday Powell!!! Second, What is wrong with these people? How difficult is it to just PAY your bills? This reminds me of my in laws who collect disability and then work off the books….anything to defraud hardworking americans….and then they declare bankruptcy after theyve racked up their credit card bills to high heaven. Now if my grandmother in law dies apparently my mother in law has to sell the houes because she can’t afford it without using her mother’s social security checks….who does that? these are GROWN adults?!!!!!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        So the Wakile’s couldn’t make little Richie mow the lawn – its not like they have a massive estate to take care of! And I will never understand the metality of those who feel they “paid their fair share” or think that it is right to cheat the system or are just too special and shouldn’t have to pay their bills.

        • They dont pay their bills because they have this AIR of ENTITLEMENT about themselves…I can hear them now… I DONT have to pay… We are STARS of the HWSof NJ.. Dont you know who we are ???? Like Kim D… I run with the big boys..PLEASE…give me a break… BIG BOYS dont want a KIM D even inferring that she runs with them….they eat women like that for breakfast !!!!

          • The problem is that until these companies/television networks etc stop reinforcing this self-righteous behavior by giving them more airtime for their antics, more attention, more freebies etc, they’re never going to act any differently and the thing is that they came into it with an air of entitlement because nowadays so many damn people in this world want the easy way out or assume that they are entitled to anything and everything they want.

            Look at this economy. So many of these college graduates come out of school and when they can’t find work simply throw up their hands instead of taking a lower paying job that involves manual labor. ME?? WORK WITH MY HANDS? But I went to XYZ College?!!! It’s a function of this world unfortunately and it’s a sad statement.

        • MamaZ says:

          Good point Windy! Why wouldn’t a teen boy mow the lawn?

          • Orson says:

            The same reason the college bound daughter doesn’t know how to do her laundry?

            • mrs. peabody says:

              I guess mommy and daddy can do the laundry and mow the yard for their kids for ever then. And they had better not complain about it either when their kids are in their 50’s and mommy and daddy are still doing it. Jokes on them. At least my can kids take care of themselves

      • butterisafruit says:

        I know what you mean Obsessed. If Walkie didn’t want to pay the guy he shouldn’t have hired him.

        I can’t believe I can now post on the blog. I’ve had days that the reply wouldn’t work.

      • trudie says:

        Know a person that used to be a friend. She and her husband haven’t worked (by choice) in 3 years. Their kids go to private schools on financial aid, they just bought a new car, bigger, newer house, medical bills are paid by the state, etc. She, unapologetically, says: “You just have to know how to work the system.” Notice how I said she used to be a friend?

        • I hear ya trudie… when the economy TANKED and my Architectural business took a hit..we ‘thought’ we had done the right thing..had 18 months of savings set aside etc…. but the construction industry never recovered here in fla , so that $$ went fast.. and we dont live high on the hog… So I pulled up my flip flops and went to work flipping burgers and had a BLAST doing it…it was a PAYCHECK….and an adventure..!!!! I guess I am glad I was raised in the era I was… It makes me a survivor….

          • You’re a better woman than most and definitely a survivor. I applaud your tenacity and your fortitude!!!

          • trudie says:

            Diva, you are indeed a survivor! In the words of my uncle: You are one tough broad! (His highest compliment)

            • MamaZ says:

              Trudie – I know one of those families too. It drives me crazy. They drive better cars, live in a nice house, sent thier kids to private schools and private universities, eat out all the time, and go on lavish vacations. I don’t understand how they can look in the mirror.

              • trudie says:

                I couldn’t take her rationalizations any more and simply had to walk away from the friendship. I explained to her why I was walking away, and she sincerely didn’t understand my point of view. Such great role models for their children.

          • Powell says:

            You’re a survivor. Thank you fellow American. 🙂

          • A says:

            Everyone should have your attitude

        • Powell says:

          WTH? How do you get a car and home w/o a job?

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          In the words of Judge Judy, “This is some America”.

      • keida says:

        I like the Wakiles on the show, but then I read stories like this. Remember when last season aired and they tried to get free shirts from a store just because they were on the show. Little things like this just don’t seem right. It’s looking more like everyone of these guys is like Juicy, business-wise I mean, but they’re better at covering it.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          It was worse then just trying to get free shirts, they agreed that in exchange for pictures of them in the apparel, they would get some free items. Then after they left with it all, their publicists says the store can’t use the pictures and complained that they were only comp-ed a few hundred dollars worth of merchandise when it should have been thousands.


        • Powell says:

          Right Keida. It’s like it’s the culture in their circles.

      • Powell says:

        Thank you Obsessed.

        These people are GROWN ASS ADULTS!

    • Powell says:

      I know butter. And you would think they would want to be all around positive role models for their kids. We have bankruptcy, fraud, theft, unpaid bills/debt and in the courts. So many of them like to talk smack about ra h other and have the same issues. It’s ridiculous.

  6. VV says:

    Happy Birthday, Powell!

  7. catmom1 says:

    Hope you’re having a great birthday Powell.

    Watched AC yesterday. I’ve always been a fan of his in the past. Today, eh, not so much. He came across as a judgemental prig yesterday. Looked like judge, jury, and executioner.

    • disgrazia4 says:

      I had a few words for him myself and wrote on his site.

      This is what I wrote about your performance yesterday. I hope you can manage to do a better job today.

      Wow Anderson! Did you get your marching orders from Bravo Andy? I would think you would be clever enough to stay out of the drama instead of inserting yourself in it by the side of the Red Queen with the lemon face and the one who really needs to stay away from twitter with all the excessive (drunk?)tweeting she does.

      I think every person on this show is flawed but to take out their own sins on one is what is usually called a scapegoat. I thought you would know better to judge without having walked a mile in T’s boots. No matter, plenty of people seem to be able to empathize with her plight. We saw what she endured at the hands of those unable to keep her name out of their mouths. It was at least 11 (including Andy who never liked T for statements her husband made) against Teresa at the reunion.

      So she wasn’t perfect. You can’t name me one in NJ who was. Their spin would make Poppa Rove proud. If they cry out her sins long enough do they think that will make their own fade away? I don’t think so. Their problems are convoluted, familial, and further confused by Bravo’s timeline distortion and audio editing. Surely you, Anderson are aware of that?

      You sir, just diminished your stature a bit in my eyes. Question: If all these incessant accusations lead to another (G_d forbid it!) Armstrong ending, then what will you say? For how long will all of them try to break her? For how long will we watch? Me? I’m done. Teresa, I wish you well. Leave Bravo, they are no good anymore. They break families and friends for fun and profit. You know what I’m saying.

      • catmom1 says:

        Well said. Clapping loudly!!!

      • butterisafruit says:

        GOOD JOB!!

      • kendo says:

        Way to go! Have you received a response?

      • plainviewsue says:

        Here here!!!!! What a fabulous post!!!!!! I am sure the twitter backlash & web site postings truly was the driving force of having her back on today.

        He did seem remorseful. I just wish that Teresa could articulate her thoughts better.

        Have to admit my eyes welled up when she spoke of how much she missed and loved her brother.

        The “expert” social media person annoyed me when he spoke of tweeter wars. I was glad that Teresa said she has never mean tweeted anyone, which as someone who follows her, is the absolutely truth.

        Jac, on the other hand, has gone off the deep end. Jac did say in a blog that she told everyone about Nicholas and asked them not to say anything. So out of respect Teresa didn’t. Girl can’t win for losing.

        Anyway the twittersphere is agog with rumors that Jacq will NOT be asked back; Kathy will NOT be asked back, but may be on for limited appearances and Caroline was asked to come back and declined. Bravo had to know bringing Jac back in her state of mind was a recipe for disaster.

        The source also said that Bravo told Jac not to come to season 3 reunion, cos they were afraid she’d spill the beans about the fashion show.

      • dch60 says:

        Great comment disgrazia. I wonder if you’ll get a response. If you do, it will probably be a generic one at best; however, regardless, please let us know if you hear anything back.

        • disgrazia4 says:

          I sure will dch.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            Not only was there a fear that Jac’s would spill the beans but she had been drinking and behaving like a crazy women and had limited sleep, so she really was in bad shape and was gunning for Tre. Bravo was afraid that she would not stick to the season 3 story line.

    • Rebecca says:

      I love how he admits he doesn’t watch RHONJ but then goes on to say that he thinks Teresa is mean and doesn’t take any accountability fr her actions. So where is hearing this from if he’s not watching the show? Typical Jacqueline and Caroline behavior “somebody told me Teresa was talking smack….” Using second and third-hand accounts as “proof” is amateur. Maybe Anderson should go back to field news.

      • dch60 says:

        He doesn’t watch? Wow… I thought he did… that makes it all the worse although if he did watch I don’t know how he would have come to the conclusion that Teresa is the mean one. Actually now that I think about it, it makes more sense that he doesn’t watch. But he should REALLY be ashamed of himself for being so judgmental when only hearing other’s opinions about it.

    • Powell says:

      Thank you catmom.

  8. LA_Debra says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!

    Thanks everyone for the great blogs. I’m really grateful I can keep up on the shows without having to view them unless I really want to!

  9. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Happy Birthday Powell! Hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

  10. Tracyshea says:

    I was having a wonderful dream, it was a world where there was never a mention of Housewives and they were just mere mortals living their pathetic lives and keep there disgusting behavior private. Nobody paid dishonest, vindictive, low class and disgusting people to grow big egos and fight with their family for ratings. Which we all know means $$$$. I may make my dream come true….

  11. catmom1 says:

    OT I’d like to recommend a new reality show on GAC. It’s called, Farm Kings. It’s absolutely wonderful. You watch it and feel good while watching it and afterwards. Yea, finally! Oh, and there’s also some nice eye candy to watch too. It’s about a family named King that has a farming business in Pennsylvannia. There are 9 brothers, one sister, and their divorced mother. These people work together, work their butts off, and they actually seem to love and care about each other. It’s a great antidote to the Bravo shows. Here’s a link to read more about it if you’re interested. http://triblive.com/home/2453915-74/says-family-king-farm-kings-reality-ryan-series-dan-drama#axzz27g0tUrla

  12. Exit4 says:

    I turned on Anderson just in time. I didn’t even know what channel it was on. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  13. BB says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!

  14. disgrazia4 says:

    Happy Birthday Powell! Have a wonderful day!! ♎
    ….*☆.@@ ☆*’

  15. AZGirl says:

    Happy Birthday Powell! Have a great day! Love the blogs. I like Chris and glad he won. WWHL was good also. We were able to see Kerry less uptight than during the competition.

  16. SoutheastVA says:

    Happy birthday Powell! Hope you have a blast:)

  17. Exit4 says:

    She doesn’t looked thrilled to be there.
    Anderson is sad and worried he was rude.
    He feels bad.
    He stopped watching because it depressed him.
    She looks like she’s ready to cry when she talks about fame hurting her family.
    Jacs rep made a statement about how bad Teresa is.
    She didn’t do enough when nick was diagnosed.
    Again with the magazines!
    A blogger thinks they shouldn’t fight on twitter, Teresa said she doesn’t.
    Teresa is so inarticulate on live interview shows!
    Anderson was nice in the end.
    If u don’t watch heresy u would be lost!
    Ten bucks Jac throws a fit b/c Teresa said Audrianna and nick are 3 months apart and Teresa knew something was wrong with him. She also says she knew for a year about the diagnosis and respected jacs wish ro never mention it on camera.

    Bottom line for me….when she talks about her brother and them coming on the show, she is so obviously hurt its sad. Jac and Caroline, even Kathy she could take or leave and doesn’t care not to have them in her life. She is clearly hurt about Joey. She admitted her family relations went where they are b/c of the show. Not just when they joined but before, when she was in it and Melissa was not. So sad. Hope that singing career works out for ya Mel! She’s at a Florida flea market next month. Just a step from the Grammies! Lol!

    • VV says:

      What about aunt Dina? Did aunt Dina reach out to Jac?
      Jac messed up her relationship with Teresa by following Bitter Clown’s lead because Bitter Clown and Al are financing Blk. Money always talks…

      Amdeson was a jerk yesterday and he’s only sorry because of the Twitter backlash he got. He shares the same feelings as Andy as it is rumored they are an item now. Not buying his apology.

      Melissa’s thriving career is taking her from Six Flags to a Flea Market.

      • Birdwoman says:

        Sometimes I feel like I live in a twilight zone with these housewives. I don’t understand why she should have contacted Jacq after her son’s diagnosis? Jacq, has been horrible to her for over a year. She has called her names, told things that Teresa said to her in private ect. Why should she say anything? If she texted her her support that is enough in my opinion.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Here is the thing that AC doesn’t get …Nic’s dx even according to Jac’s own words dragged out over 8 months (I will never understand why or how that happened). There was also a time lapse between the dx and her announcing it.
          Prior to this, Jac knew there was something wrong with Nic and had asked all her cast members to keep quiet about it, including Teresa and even acknowledged that Teresa respected her wishes. That is when Teresa WAS supportive.

          It’s seems like people thing it’s the actual DX that breaks the hearts of parents. IMO the DX is just a word used to describe a wide spectrum of behaviors. It’s the behaviors and how it might effect the future for the child that is the concern and the source of sleepless nights.

          So to ask if Teresa reached out to Jac after the announcement, then chastise her for texting and not calling is really moot. Teresa was there and did support Jac in the way Jac asked her to at the what really is the darkest hour, when you start realize there is something different with your child that could have life alerting effects and all the uncertainly that comes with it.

          • dch60 says:

            Which makes the timing of her making the dx public even more suspect. I can’t believe I used to like Jac. She’s amongst the worst of the housewives now.

            The fact that Teresa getting on the show is what started the troubles with MeJoGo proves even more so that the cause is jealousy on MeJoGo’s part. In her very first blog Melissa said they were upset because Teresa “kept them a secret.” Then when it was proven that that wasn’t true, she flip flopped within as little as a week, IIRC, that she and Joey were never even interested in being on the show. Going back and reading Melissa and Kathy’s blogs from last year are very telling… especially since how things have transpired since.

          • PJ says:

            I agree. I had a closed head injury several years ago and it was misdiagnosed at first, for quite a while I didn’t have a correct diagnosis. Because my injury wasn’t the typical type of closed head injury and they didn’t know a lot about this type then. Finally I was referred to a neurologist who is known and respected through out the country and he understood my injury. All the time I had been told that it was impossible for me to be having the symptoms I was having from the injury I had sustained; but I knew something was seriously wrong and I knew that before the injury I had been fine. On the way home from my appointment after being given the diagnosis by my neurologist my husband and I both cried because when the diagnosis finally was made it was such a relief. My point is that I agree the support leading up to the diagnosis is important, after the diagnosis In my case there was hope.

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              I hope and pray you are now doing well.

            • dch60 says:

              I’ve been there too – with lyme disease. So many doctors are encouraged not to dx chronic, late stage lyme disease. It’s a nightmare. The testing is so poor I kept getting negative results after one positive one (of course they wouldn’t accept just ONE positive test… argh). Finally 4 years in they came up with PCR testing. Found a doctor who knew how to test properly and got my positive test so I was finally able to get IV antibiotic therapy. Four years I suffered horribly and the lack of proper treatment caused irreparable damage. Also opened the door for other dx’s and the fact that I wasn’t crazy One doctor had the nerve to tell me that was my problem. He offered to make an appt with a psychiatrist for me while I was sitting in his office. Even picked up his phone. I walked out. It’s awful what they do.

              • LaineyLainey says:

                Oh wow…that is heartbreaking. So sorry what you had to endure so much just to get a diagnosis. How frustrating (understatement of the year). This process would have very nearly driven me crazy. I hope the treatment is helping you now. Sending you a big hug!!

            • dch60 says:

              Forgive me PJ, I hope you’re doing better now. It’s awful to suffer knowing something’s wrong when MDs are saying there isn’t. Horrible.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              I’m sorry about your injury, PJ. I can just picture your relief at having someone FINALLY confirm what you’d known for so long. Do you still suffer from the symptoms related to the head injury. I surely hope not. (((PJ)))

              • PJ says:

                The worst part of the injury was that I had a little girl at home to take care of and suddenly I couldn’t be the same mom as I had been. It wasn’t that I wasn’t there I just wasn’t able to do what I had done before and she felt that and wasn’t old enough to understand. The guilt of not being the mom I wanted to be was pretty terrible. When your child begs you to read to them because you read to them everyday and suddenly you say I can’t I have to rest, they don’t get it.

                When I first began seeing my neurologist I wasn’t able to write a check to pay for the visit because my brain was fuzzy and knowing I wasn’t myself caused so much stress it made it worse. A closed head injury is difficult for people to understand because there wasn’t a lot of outward damage and people just don’t get what you are going through so it kind of alienates you from people. Also I became a diabetic shortly after that which my doctors feel may have been related to the stress of the injury because I was pretty young and a very healthy weight. Although I had the genetic predisposition to become a diabetic. A closed head injury can also cause severe depression which has to be treated and I had severe depression. I also developed irrational fears that I never had before. I became terrified of elevators and escalators and the freeway.

                But from the day I found my neurologist and got a proper diagnosis I had hope and treatment and that made a difference and I began to recover. I’m fine now but not perfect. Actually though I recovered very well and am very fortunate.

                Sorry this is so long. I rarely talk about this.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  No worries, PJ. It must feel good to talk about it. You have been through so much and as for the guilt you feel, I don’t know if it helps but every mom experiences guilt. At least in your case, it was for something that you couldn’t help and you desperately wanted to be well for her. You were a great advocate for yourself and for your family. How did you get the injury, I seem to have missed that. Of course, don’t answer that if it makes you uncomfortable.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:


              • LaineyLainey says:

                Hi Detox, I just emailed you. You can update me here if you want, a lot of us are very concerned about you. Still praying for ya.

    • Rebecca says:

      I hope Melissa is proud of herself. If she hadn’t campaigned so hard to get on this show, Joey would still have his own family.

      • lori says:

        I’m curious, does anyone know what Joe Gorga’s relationship with his parents are at the moment?

        • MamaZ says:

          I think Teresa did the right thing by sending a text. Too much has happened for these two women to ever be friends again. A clean break is the best.

          • dch60 says:

            Didn’t Jac feel that way when Danielle asked her to Christine’s (absent Christine) lunch when she landed the cover of that magazine? Things weren’t even that bad between them then… they had decided to be cordial if they ran into each other. But Jac wasn’t happy about being asked to lunch and declined the invite sending flowers instead. I don’t know how appropriate Teresa sending flowers would have been so she texted her. Not even an impersonal tweet that the housewives are so famous for… Jac got a private text. Jac probably would have complained if Teresa DID call her… she would have found something nasty to say about it.

      • mrs. peabody says:

        I think both of them are at fault, both are fame whores and both should be proud of themselves for what they did to his family, it’s disgusting. Oh I’m talking about both Melissa and Joey. He’s just as bad as she is imo and maybe worse because it’s his blood family.

    • T-Rex says:

      I didn’t watch the AC interviews but suffice to say, sounds like Teresa just proved that she Clearly does NOT write her blogs, why can’t she just fess up to the ghost writer, sheesh!

  18. WindyCityWondering says:

    BB – thank you for the TCM season – your style is easy, elegant and just plain fun to read! This was a fantastic season filled with personalities and different styles! I have followed Chris’ career for a while. He has always been inclusive, a team player, grounded in his philosophy and fun to watch. His food has always been a reflection of his life. He has always been a TCM in my book and to see how humble he was when he won was touching.

  19. butterisafruit says:

    Obviously Jac needs to have her phone and twitter taken away. This woman is NOT rational. No matter what her reasoning is, she’s not thinking clearly. She goes into a rage and can’t stop. This is very unhealthy behavior. I notice it comes at certain times, usually later in the day. (although yesterday it was earlier). I’m not a neurologist but I’ve had some experience because of family
    illnesses. This looks like sundowning to me.

    • disgrazia4 says:

      That may be when she opens the wine too.

    • lori says:

      I lose some respect for Chris laurita in this. I think if he put his foot down and told Jac to knock it off she’d listen.

      • MamaZ says:

        I lost all respect for him when he “anonymously” called his sister’s radio show to whine about his relationship with his stepdaughter.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        I told him on twitter to take away Jac’s tweeting privileges, and he blocked me. lol

        • lori says:

          Those two are block happy! lol

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I think SHE blocked you. she probably manages his twitter account. Remember JZ did the same didn’t she?

          • dch60 says:

            I bet you’re right. I also lost respect for Chris when he flip flopped so seemingly quickly. First he was telling Jac to mind her business, and that he respected Teresa for working hard, then it seemed like he was brainwashed by Caroline, et al.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        He recently started his own twitter account!! He was the last holdout of sanity on that show, IMO.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          I think the reason why guys like Chris L and Joe Gu say things like “Mind your business” is because they are into their own shady stuff and they know not to publicly point fingers or poke around because it draws attention to you- and what you are doing.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            right. that’s exactly why. Don’t start running your mouth and pointing in anyone’s direction or else eventually people will start talking crap about you and pointing in your direction.

          • disgrazia4 says:

            I was thinking that maybe Chris got an account to keep an eye on his wife. Do you notice if he is being…helpful to her?

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              Well, according to a member here Chris blocked them after they suggested that Chris take away Jac’s twitter following her last rant. So it seems like he is enabling her.

  20. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. We are having great weather today. Have a great day.

  21. Putchka says:

    Good morning and happy birthday Powell. Now, let’s get to the bottom of this Anderson controversy. I watched the show. Anderson is successful because he’s extremely bright, educated, classy and doesn’t take s**t from anyone. He called her on her behavior and she, as usual, was her clueless, inarticulate self. He’s everything she is not. It’s about time someone with a brain told her point blank how awful she comes across. I’ll be disappointed if he apologizes. And she’s a total moron if she thinks she can go one on one with Mr. Coop. Her saying Caroline had blubber totally illustrated her lack of intelligence and class. There’s a lot of things she could of said, but resorted to play yard insults. Teresa’s no beauty queen either. And most beauty queens have more smarts. Hello Honey BooBoo! Anyway, I adore Gia. That’s all, have a great day everyone!

    • I do agree that Teresa should be called out on various things, but the problem now is that she has come across as having been ganged up on/attacked so instead of what should be an interview questioning her motives/calling her out on different behavior now comes across as ganging up/bullying etc. Unfortunately Andy Cohen should have just used the reunions for what they were meant for at the time which was to discuss the seasons in full detail and to make people accountable for their actions (all cast members throughout all the seasons) by calling to light what they have done and requesting clarification/answers but he never did that and so there remains all of this “unanswered” behavior that people want some accountability for and now AC doing an interview like that, while the motives may have been fine, just doesn’t come across as such.

      • Exit4 says:

        And for any of them to explain the deep seeded hatred and animosity this cast (and the other casts too) have is impossible ro explain in 3 minutes. Or 10 hours in a reunion where everyone is yelling. Teresa (and alot of the other ladies) always resorts to “I did nothing wrong”. But we know they did, they knows they did, but to go back and attempt to connect the many dots of hate…that led to whatever was said in a confrontation. It’s easier to play innocent and just tell your side. Kim and Kyle Richards comes to mind with this…for Kyle to explain why she blew up is just TMI. Kim juat said “Kyle is mean”.

        • Andy also doesn’t ask ANY pointed questions…..That is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves with those reunion shows. Just ASK the damn questions!!! I’m sure when he asks Joe G. who he was on the phone with Joe will just look at him and say “Shaddup Andy” and Andy will move on instead of saying “fine well if you won’t tell us then we found out who it was” or something to that effect.

          • lori says:

            What bugs me about Andy’s questions is he’ll ask the question. They either lie or give a non-answer and then he let’s it go. Ask the follow up question and make them answer!!! He just sucks!

    • Rebecca says:

      The others deserve to be called out as well. There has been a lack of class all the way around.

    • Powell says:

      Thank you Putchka.

    • Zoey says:

      I agree with you, Putchka. I only saw the clip posted, not the whole interview, but I thought he did a good job. He simply asked direct questions and follow ups. The fact that she couldn’t answer doesn’t make him mean. She had no answer except ‘well she said such and such, so…’, and therefore looked bad. I wish Andy would ask more direct questions like this. There was no gang up, it was one on one. She was given an opportunity to answer and she could not.

      She is very, very mean and should be called on it. And no, I am not saying the ‘others’ don’t as well. That was her childish answer to him, and he called her on it. We are talking about her right now, cause she is the one on his show.

      She wants the fame and fortune, and to say and do whatever she wants and no one dare question her, well it doesn’t work that way.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        Teresa’s always getting questioned and responds. She never ran away from a reunion, even knowing she would be attacked and ganged up on. How, exactly, was she so mean this season? I’m honestly trying to figure out when she was so mean. I watched all the episodes and didn’t see her being so mean at all. Please, if someone can give me examples of her meanness this season (that wasn’t in response to being attacked) I’d love to hear it. I saw her trying really hard, and getting criticized for being ‘fake’…and I heard a lot of how awful she was in the talking heads, but I didn’t see her saying or being mean to anyone that I remember.

        If Anderson Cooper is going to ask the tough questions to her, then he also should have done the same to Jacqueline. He should have printed out all the hateful tweets Jac has made about Teresa in the past year and confronted her about them (when Teresa didn’t once retaliate). He should have played the clip of her telling Teresa “You’re going to hell!” and asked her why she feels the need to play God.

        He admitted he didn’t even watch this season, but felt the need to criticize her? I agree she sucks at live interviews and confrontations, which is another reason I think the others feels so superior to attack her.

        • MamaZ says:

          I didn’t watch so I don’t know if he was mean or not. And I do like AC. It’s think It’s ok for him to ask her tough questions and you can’t blame him if she’s not articulate enough to explain herself. But I think it was wrong for him to say she should have called Jaq. She already knew about the diagnosis. All the HWs did. And she still texted her when the news went public even after everything that happened. That was enough.

        • kendo says:

          I agree with you!

      • PJ says:

        I did think he was mean.

    • T-Rex says:

      Hitting the LIKE Button, I posted above but truly fits with this post, this interview CLEARLY shows that Teresa did NOT write any of her blogs, another lie to add to her growing list.

    • dch60 says:

      Asking the tough questions is what a journalist should do. Showing contempt for someone they invited to be interviewed they should not do. Teresa is a real housewife on a reality show. She’s not running for political office or the executive of a Fortune 500 company. It really bugs me when people put Teresa down for being inarticulate and “stupid.” These aren’t things one can necessary control. And it was said that AC doesn’t even watch the show! So these aren’t HIS opinions based on what’s he’s seen first hand. That’s not a smart move on the part of any interviewer or journalist to be that biased period, but especially not about someone who he never even watched in action. Even I know enough to not judge someone I’ve never met, seen or heard myself and I especially wouldn’t form an opinion of anyone based on the opinions of people who are obvious adversaries of the person. Sorry, but I don’t call that bright or classy.

  22. WindyCityWondering says:

    Was Anderson Cooper fed specific information and gave a real reaction to it? I think so, but now we have to question how factual or well balanced his “reporting or opinions” truly are – his credibility came into play in a way he never thought it would. At the end of the day, Anderson owed Teresa an apology and I am glad he gave her one. But I won’t be that interested in hearing his point of view in the future.

    • LA_Debra says:

      Anderson wasn’t doing a 60 Minutes piece. He was doing his talk show, where he gets to voice his opinions. I disagree that his credibility was damaged, and I for one will continue to be interested in hearing his point of view in the future.

      • Sam says:

        Well, I lost respect for him over his sharing the contents of the ambassador’s private journal (spirited away from what was essentially a crime scene) after the family specifically asked him not to. And to refer to the material he reported as coming from ‘a source close to the ambassador who knew his thinking’? No wonder he’s close with Andy; they both profit through lies.

    • Putchka says:

      Hi Windy! We can disagree, that’s why I LOVE ths site. AC is a very respected journalist and newsman. He earned his position in the media. As opposed to Teresa whose “fame” is questionable (Hey Joe put your finger up my butt). She’s playing with the big boys now and Anderson should not engage. Brings to mind a famous Shakespeare quote: I won’t have a battle of wits with an unarmed person…

      • lori says:

        If only Teresa could bring her blog ghost write to reunions and live talk shows 😉

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I like Anderson Cooper and some of his opinions are spot on – LuAnn’s Money Can’t Buy You Class piece was priceless – because Coop knows what class truly means. In this case, had he included the four on one bullying in the scenerio he would have been able to dialog on that – and how Teresa handled that issue. Teresa was reacting at the same level the rest of them were at during the reunion. Not cool to call someone fat but then Caroline did that to her daughter during the season. IMO, Coop played the Bravo party line for the season. I expect more from him because he is a respected journalit and newsman.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Well I THOUGHT he was a respected journalist and newsman until he started doing a talk show….

          • Putchka says:

            Oh LL, you so funny. Of course he did a talk show. He needs the money. Seriously though, he’s making hay or however that saying goes. Just like everyone else. IMO he stands out. He was on a couple of stupid reality shows years ago and I was WTF is this obviously smart guy doing on this crap show? So, yeah, he can be a liitle trashy, which makes him irresistable (to me).

          • lori says:

            Let’s not forget his first claim to fame (I think) was hosting the reality show The Mole. I loved that lame show!

          • Sam says:

            Respectable journalist? Not after what he did with the late ambassador’s private journal.

        • Putchka says:

          Hey again. Please don’t think I’m being snarky (I’m a straight woman with a gay male best friend for 30 years), don’t forget Anderson can sometimes be a little girly, giggle giggle. Love when he does that. My point is I find him very watchable, whether it’s in a war zone rescuing children or gossiping with morons. He’s the whole package except for the gay part cause I could spend my life with that man. Yum.

          • keida says:

            “gossiping with morons” I love it.

          • It was Teresa being interviewed , the biggest complaint people have of her is that she takes no responsibility for her actions . What a smart and grown up and good for her soul move to do it whether ” they do or don’t”. Show her ” fans” their right in backing her up. The woman that writes those blogs might. I wonder if they pay her in actual money or bravo dollars lol

      • dch60 says:

        But he did. She didn’t barge onto his show… she was invited. i didn’t see the entire interview but I did see a clip. A very respected journalist and newsman should not bully someone, especially someone who according to you, is witless. Should a 500 pound man beat up on a 100 pound man, especially when he was invited to the party? Not too many people would find that acceptable.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      I didn’t like how he treated her, but overall I think he’s a great journalist. However, I never cared for his talk show…is it even doing good in ratings?

    • disgrazia4 says:

      You mean fed information and chocolate covered strawberries on his pillow, perhaps by his new BF? LOLOL I agree with you WCW.【ツ】

  23. LaineyLainey says:

    BB – Great blog on TCM! the way you described the dishes in such detail…in Chris’ case, with all the blood organs, that sounds awful and as you said they looked worse than they sounded so maybe I should be glad I missed it. ugh. Growing up, I ate a lot of things that I now consider inedible. I was still being a sore loser since Lorena (my taco bell salad hero) got cut last week. haha! I know some people think she sold out as a chef…but I do love that salad! Well, I can’t stay mad for too long as these folks are playing for charities and how awesome that Chris won so much money for such a worthy cause. Congrats to Chris and kudos to the Top Chef Masters franchise for giving back.

  24. WindyCityWondering says:

    Takashi won the Fan Favorite TCM contest – and both Kerry and Chris were confident he would when asked their choice by Andy. This season had the best mix of personalities, styles and skills.

  25. cdnfillie58 says:

    Happy birthday Powell….cheers

  26. Lady Chatterley says:

    Cat Ommanney says on twitter that she’s not interested in another Real Housewives show, but she’d be open to doing something “new and fresh” on Bravo.

    Maybe we should tweet some ideas to Andy? What do you think??

    I’d love to see Cat’s fabulous wit back on Bravo.

    • MamaZ says:

      I don’t think she’s the least bit witty! I think she’s mean, arrogant and smug. I just don’t enjoy her at all.

    • lori says:

      I’ve made it my personal mission to annoy the hell out of Andy until he brings her back 🙂

      • MamaZ says:

        I should add that I love NeNe Leaks and she’s also mean and arrogant. Strange how we forgive qualities in some but not in others.

        • Lady Chatterley says:

          🙂 I don’t like NeNe

          • MamaZ says:

            See what I mean, lol? Seriously I think it’s fascinating. I wonder what draws us to some people but makes us dislike others. Even when they share the same qualities.

            • mamaz…maybe because Jersey is family and atlanta are just ( cough cough ) friends ???
              I dislike ALL of the characters in each franchise..they dont add a thing to my life , nor do I emulate to be just like them…. They all need to cleanse their souls….

          • I can’t STAND NeNe either!!!!

          • kendo says:

            Same here! I keep wishing one of the other ladies would knock her out! (LOL)
            Sheree missed her opportunity to stay on the show. I think she could have taken her down!

          • Winston says:

            I don’t like her either and could not believe when I read she makes $1 million per season.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              You go Nene, she IS very rich!

              • LaineyLainey says:

                I don’t know why I like her; she is loud, rude, foul-mouthed, short-tempered…not sure what’s wrong with me. But I admit, I like Nene Leakes.

                • I understand that…it’s kind of how I feel about Tamra and Ramona….i know i know how could I stand Tamra…i don’t know why but I just don’t mind her that much!!!

                  • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                    I like Ramona too — even though I KNOW she deserves ADULT TIME OUT with a muzzle for her inappropriate and bad behavior at times. I just feel like, deep down, she has a good heart. She’s just crazy (but not the SCARY Kelly Bensimon/Aviva Drescher kinda crazy).

                    And I know she can be MEAN, but Tamra does not bother me as much as she bothers some others. I don’t know why.

                • Winston says:

                  I guess I just don’t like her for all the reasons you mentioned and she seems to go for the jugular with her castmates when she herself lives a checkered life.
                  I did see her on a late night show (I think Conan) and I have to say I liked her. She was funny and not at all like how she is on RHOA.

                • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                  I hate to admit it, but I like Nene too. Just like Teresa, I often want to jump through my t.v. screen and either choke Nene or shake her vigorously by the shoulders as I scream, “Snap Out of It!”

                  I guess it’s because I see that, underneath all her bravado, is a very insecure and sensitive person who covers it up by acting uber-confident (when, she’s really anything but) and snarky and dismissive. I really think hearing the other women make fun of her old teeth (or lack thereof) and financial problems REALLY hurt her feelings, and she lashed out inappropriately.

                  I also think, on some level, there was a lot of shade and digs thrown Nene’s way because, like Bethenny and Teresa, she IS/WAS RHOA’s most-talked about character (i.e., breakout star).

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I enjoy Nene, too!

        • dch60 says:

          It is strange isn’t it? That’s what makes us all hypocrites to some degree. We can easily forgive someone we like for the same exact thing for which we would chastise someone we didn’t like. Luann could say the same exact sentence as Bethenny and I would scowl at Luann and yet find Bethenny saying it funny. I’ve noticed people guilty of it time and time again in this blog (including myself). So not only can two people see something entirely different, but one person can look at the same thing done by two people entirely different. How warped is human nature?

          • djprincessc says:

            I totally love Nene, I think that she can be a little ghetto sometimes which is why people don’t like her and because she screams. But to me she’s funny, loud and doesn’t take any shit. I also love Ramona and Teresa. But I hate Tamara!! Aviva should be calling her trailer trash!! Tamara is the most immature, desperate HW on on the shows in my opinion. She thinks she’s soooo funny and hott. Can’t stand her.

            • kendo says:

              You got it, that’s why I don’t like Nene, she’s just too loud.
              She’s also a big girl, that’s why people are afraid of her!

            • Winston says:

              Nene is ghetto for sure and one of the reasons I do not enjoy watching her.

              • djprincessc says:

                hahhahahah I love ghetto sometimes! She’s ghetto but not hood. If she were hood then I wouldn’t be able to stand her. And I know I’m going to get yelled at for this but I loooooved Marlo! I know I was like the 1% that did. lol.

                • dch60 says:

                  Exactly. I think it’s more like .001%. LOL – I don’t judge you for liking Marlo. I like Tamra *ducking under my desk*.

                  • dch60 says:

                    If I could edit I’d remove that “Exactly.” I honestly don’t know why that’s there, it doesn’t make sense… lol

                    • LaineyLainey says:

                      A tamRAHHHH fan!!! and a Marlo fan!!! I hope y’all are still under those desks, I have a basket full of water balloons. It’s on ladies!!!

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              As we psychoanalyze ourselves about all this, I think, for ME, if a housewife can make me LAUGH, I forgive them a lot. I do not know WHAT that is about, it’s the same with my dating life: if a man can make me LAUGH, he is halfway there with me (shrug).

              Nene and Ramona make me laugh my a*s off with some of their sayings, facial expressions and “stunts.” Teresa’s mis-use of words and “deer-in-the-headlights looks” as her children simultaneously nearly fall off the stairs, nearly kill each other and/or be sassy in the background while she tries to work and run behind Joe also makes me laugh (*Shrug*).

          • disgrazia4 says:

            You know, I was thinking about this the other day and I came to the conclusion that though we all like and dislike cast members for various reasons, they are, all of them, flawed, just as we are. So we are all left with the old axiom: There’s no accounting for taste. 😀

  27. Zoey says:

    I don’t watch Sons of Anarchy, but some of you do. Just saw this headline about one of the actors.


    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Oh, that’s terrible – he was Halfsack – killed off in Season 3.

      Sounds like he was high on something bad. Thanks for posting this, Zoey.

      • Zoey says:

        Isn’t that awful? And beat up the neighbors who came to help. It has to be drug related. (?) At least that, strangely, makes me feel better as there was a ‘reason’ for it, rather than a sober person doing this, if that makes sense.

        • dch60 says:

          Yes, makes perfect sense. Also, when someone is murdered (sorry for going that dark), I feel better about it if I know the perpetrator was someone the victim knew. I think people feel more threatened by random crime rather than there being some sort of purpose behind it. It makes us feel more in control.

          • Zoey says:

            Yes, deh60, I know what you mean by that. At least there were circumstances that led to the crime if they knew each other, rather than randomness.

  28. MamaZ says:

    Thank you NMD and BB for all the great blogs. And to LC for moderating in their absence.

    A special thanks to all the other people who write blogs and recaps too –
    MeltheHound, Keida, Ramonacoaster, COCFarm, ValleyVal, LuLu, Detox, Little Newton, Mardrag, I Don’t Beleive in Unicorns, MKValle, Potamus, Micigan Susan, Rabble Rouser, and LoveMamaEarth. I hope I didn’t leave anyone out.

    Thanks also to Real Mr Housewife and @bringdback for their special interviews and blog.

    NJ and NY get so much of our attention due to their craziness that we don’t always comment enough on the other shows. I just wanted you all to know that your blogs are being read and appreciated. Thanks for all your efforts. ❤

  29. MamaZ says:

    I felt so sorry for Lisa last night on Survivor. I can relate to her being shy and feeling like an outsider.
    When I heard she was going to be on I rolled my eyes. And I wasn’t particularly sympathetic when she said she lost all her money. I think I was still seeing her as Blair and not Lisa. Last night I just wanted to hug her and tell those people to stop talking bad about her! Now I want her to win.

    • Sam says:

      What I don’t understand is how she could have lost all her money, given the residuals she should be getting. Or isn’t the show in reruns anymore?

      • Orson says:

        I heard she lost it in bad investments.

        • TexasTart says:

          MTH – thanks for covering Survivor! I’m disapointed that Lisa didn’t seem to have a plan, other than to conceal her former acting career. It’s telling the age gap, that only one person has recoginized her thus far. If she were to at least use her acting abilities it could help her in the game! She could have considered it an acting role to bring out a social personality to mesh with others.

        • Sam says:

          That’s what I heard too. But residuals keep coming as long as the show is still airing somewhere. (I know because my youngest son is an actor, and even though he’s in his 20s he’s still getting paid for TV shows he did when he was in elementary school.) Still, maybe Facts of Life just isn’t available anywhere anymore.

          • melthehound says:

            I haven’t seen it anywhere in years. There are also instances (likely not anymore) where the handlers (parents, agents, etc) may not have been of the residual money mind. I don’t know if that’s the case with Facts of Life though but it doesn’t shock me that she lost her ass in the 1980s to investments. I know a lot of people who did.

          • melthehound says:

            Actually, the show IS on, if you happen to have HUB you can see it, weeknights at 8pm it looks like (according to my listings guide).

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Gonna try to catch the episodes I missed on the internets. Hope I can find’em cause I hate not know what y’all are talking about.

    • melthehound says:

      Thanks for following along folks 😀

    • Powell says:

      MamaZ as I was watching the challenge and she was calling out the puzzle moves they were finding them so fast I was like she’s gonna sneak up and win. If she continues to play the challenges that way she could win. I knew Roxy was out of there. She was making valid points a tribal council but she kept talking. I was like you better shut up, stop talking. I was surprised that the other lady, can’t think of her name, voted for her also. That was funny.

      • melthehound says:

        Denise… They all voted her out.

        In case you didn’t see it upthread, Happy Birthday 😀

        • Zoey says:

          Mel, I wondered about that. Just thinking out loud…. Jeff read one Angie vote, and 3 for Roxy, and he didn’t read the last vote. So one vote we still don’t know. I think Russell could have voted for Roxy to stay (voted Angie).
          Either way, she’s gone, it just tells me they may not be as cohesive a group as they’d be if they all voted Roxy.

          • melthehound says:

            They show all the votes in the closing credits. Russell voted Roxy as well. Sometimes that’s the most interesting part of the show. See who really was behind whom and who may have been swayed.

            • Zoey says:

              Oh, ok, I missed that. Thanks! I heard Roxy’s parting speech but didn’t see the last vote. Well that’s good. He was saying he thought he might keep her because she was a blabber mouth.
              I wonder if he can actually tone down his take charge attitude or not? I don’t think he can.

  30. Eastbayca says:

    Something is terrible wrong with Aviva’s thinking….

    Some tweeters are talking how Aviva’s dad is inappropriate, Aviva jumps in with this….

    Aviva Drescher: u guys r SUCH prudes. 😉 LOL joke!
    Twitter person: Hey I have threesomes..no prude but coming frm 100 year old man was gross. Lol
    Aviva Drescher: I get that he is inappropriate,#embarassed bu he is enjoying life and is harmless.xox
    Twitter: your father is rude. Period.
    Aviva: do u realize that ur saying that about MY DAD & that is rude. #family1st
    Twitter: perhaps I should have said with all due respect-your father is rude.
    Aviva: no I can say negative things about my dad,U should not. Its my dad.
    Twitter: Ramona is someones mom. Did it stop u from being rude?

    • Zoey says:

      That blond-headed bag of bones is just cray cray!!! Maybe she needs a good meal, perhaps she’s undernourished and not getting any B vitamins to her brain!

      How can she think that anything, and I mean anything, goes for her or her dad to say or do, and no one should judge or even talk about it, yet she judges THE world!

      And what annoys me, is that she butts waaaaay in when it’s none of her business or it has absolutely no effect on her! To exert so much energy on what Ramonja does together is awfully strange…

      You have a husband and four kids at home, and a leg to change out once or twice a day, that ought to keep you pretty busy, yet you are extremely annoyed and angry
      about what these two women you hardly know, are doing. Something is not adding up…

      Maybe no one listens to her at home and she has to vent elsewhere? Maybe Reid is emotionally absent??? Maybe dad puts her down a lot so she does the same to others? Someone with a psychology background help us figure this chick out! Or maybe she really does belong in the KKB zone of unexplainableness…new word, lol.

      • Chicklet and dodo birds clip in the health food store was featured on The Soup…too funny……
        Let’s face it… Chicklet is just a DIRTY OLD MAN …. who still thinks with his pecker and buys LUB with $$$$….
        the two of them need to be gone……

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Be Gone, Heathens!!!

          • MamaZ says:

            George is harmless? Didn’t Aviva tell a story about her dad being caught cheating by his girlfriend? Didn’t Harry cheat on Aviva? How can she call her father harmless?

            • Zoey says:

              Good points! And poking Sonja with his pecker is not what I call harmless either! Then he grabs Ramona. He spews crudeness from his mouth, flirts with his daughter. Ah yes, as harmless as they come.

      • Powell says:

        “and a leg to change out once or twice a day.”. Zoey. 😀

    • Powell says:

      Get her twitter person. Adiva can only dish it.

    • dch60 says:

      I love the last twitter about Ramona. I guess I can assume it ended there because she didn’t reply?

  31. LaineyLainey says:


  32. disgrazia4 says:

    Yippee! Therese has finally come out with her take on the NJ finale. If you haven’t read her, do so! You will want to bookmark her site. She is running behind as she’s moving for renovations. Hopefully, she’ll be caught up soon.

    (note- folletto means elf in Italian)


    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      that was really funny.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        I love me some Therese Odell, even if she has an h and too many e’s in her name, LOL. Her recaps of RHWOM are her crown jewels.

        • askadena says:

          Therese o ‘dell is my favorite blogger !!!!!!!!!! ( other than our Lynn) I found her by accident and feel like I struck gold. Half the time I don’t understand her because she writes half her stuff in Italian words lol lol !!!!!! Yes she is a bit back logged but she’s a great read everyone!!!!

          • disgrazia4 says:

            OMG!!! I found her by accident too when I was looking up Miami! She does them perfectly. Just use Google translate for the words you don’t know! ❤

    • AZGirl says:

      OMG that is so funny!

    • dch60 says:

      That was entertaining. The site DOES bring up a very interesting point. The text that Jac claims she received included… “and was instructed not to leave.” Sounds like something a producer would say, no? Would also explain why no one would divulge who sent the text.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        Absolutely. We know nothing of that text except what Jac said it said, and I’ll believe her, and what the text said. We do NOT know who said it and we do NOT know if it was true.

  33. Putchka says:

    Hey Teresa’s on Anderson again. 1 pm EST. Let’s see how this plays…

  34. Oh this isn’t the first time that Wack-o Jack-O (yes, I started that nick name ) has leeked private texts http://t.co/ReAi8nuQ LOL she was “helping” when they were fighting. Who does WJ think she is? It’s do as I say, not as I do with her, only she can act like a nut, ohhh… I’m not going there. Unbelievable! Teresa was back on Anderson. Check this out, Jac sent a comment that he read, at the end, Jac said she wished that her and Tree could keep e/o out of e/o mouth etc. THAT’S FUNNY, b/c Wack-o Jack-O can’t STFU about Tree. So far, WJ has mentioned Tree 495 times in her bravo blogs just this season. My pocket App counted it, no I didn’t sit there and go, 1, 2, 3 hecks no, I couldn’t read that crap all over again.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      So far, WJ has mentioned Tree 495 times in her bravo blogs just this season. My pocket App counted it, no I didn’t sit there and go, 1, 2, 3 hecks no, I couldn’t read that crap all over again.


    • Powell says:

      Uh huh. I was watching. Jac just can’t not say Ts name. Did you tweet her how many times she’s mentioned Jac this season?

      • What I mean is, I have an app on my phone and on my Chrome browser called pocket, formerly Read It Later. If I come across a site that links u to a bunch of places, then I save it to that.
        It’s also good for when a certain housewives write 15 page blogs that talk about Teresa Teresa Tereaa Teresa Teresa..
        It puts it all one page like this.

        Lol its so damn big, I couldn’t use a Twitter photo service I had to save it to WP then tweet the link. Make sure u click the picture b/c it’s so long ( Jacko 1st bravo blog this season )
        But the app is cool b/c u don’t have to go to all the pages and hit save either, just the first of what ever. Just make sure the page is done loading then you can if in comp have the app on ur tool bar or get the add on (both frm Google chrome store ) click ur mouse and click “add to pocket” what’s the link limit here? Also Google play has it for androids. You just share via pocket.

        No, no one has that much time in the world to count how many times WJ mentioned Tree’s name.
        What made me wonder was, I remember season 2 reading one of her rant blogs and someone in the comment section said, okay Jacz u mentioned Danielle’s name 86 times…. ( BTW are u all noticing PATTERN HERE WITH Jac when she is at war with someone? ) then the comment below it said to the person, ” omg, get a life, how long did that take”. The person replied, “its called hitting . CTRL F (find on page) I did it in each page as I read” then another person said, “omg that CTRL F does work b/c I just counted them all individually now I have a headache”
        I can’t believe Bravo allowed all them comments b/c those were the days the “interns” ran the site, said Andy Cohen ( as he went “wink wink” ) when someone would ask where the eff are their comments.
        I just thought it was hypocritical for Wacko Jacko to say that her and Tree should keep their names out of e/o mouths. Remember, in Jac’s world, it’s “Do as I say, not as I do”

        I forgot what else I was going to say, this comment is long enough lol.
        I promise, I’m don’t have fatal attraction syndrome for Jac like Jac does for Teresa.

  35. Here is part 2 of Anderson if anyone interested. No, im not trying to pimp my you tube lol

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Thanks Likes for the website and comments. 🙂

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Thanks for posting that, I didn’t watch yesterday’s show nor did I watch the clips that were posted (because people seemed upset by it and I didn’t want to feel bad, too). This interview seemed fair to me – the questions didn’t seemed slanted in any direction, it was more of a host (AC) asking a question and letting the guest answer. At the end the host thanking the guest (good manners) without weighing in with his own opinion. She’s supposed to be on Wendy Williams, too. Not sure if Wendy can keep her opinion out of it. She can be really hard on people sometimes.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        He behaved far better for this interview. IMO. I guess it does not change how I feel about the other interview. He seemed on a mission to destroy, before. He is Jerry Springer. Not all talk shows are about calling people out in a negative manner. Or maybe that is the standard/model now, for ratings? EMWTK!

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Is he Jerry Springer?

          • I Need A Life! says:

            Thanks so much for posting. I was out all day and didn’t have a chance to watch. He needed another hurricane to pump him up. Hurricane Teresa has come along to boost his ratings.

  36. NightLight95 says:

    I am SO sick and tired of RHONJ! I don’t care what any of them have to say. It’s over MOVE ON!

    • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

      Yup. It just never ends.

    • TexasTart says:

      Yep, I’m in the sick of RHONJ gang too. Looking forward to RHOBH.

      • TexasTart says:

        Gross! I meant I’m sick of….sorry for lousy typing today!

      • shetalks2angls says:

        cant wait for BH. its the show i dont get all caught up in on any emotional level at all. its pure fun, except for sciopath taylor. honestly, do we HAVE to have one on every city?

    • NightLight95 says:

      What do you guys think of Joanna Kruppa’s fiancee? Romaine. That man oozes testosterone! I hope he’s not shady.

      • djprincessc says:

        He’s totally cheating on her. And is either banging her sister or wants too.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        he is sexy hope he’s not cheating but he prob is

        • djprincessc says:

          Like Nightlight said he oozes testosterone, I’ve dated guys like him before…super manly and hott, if they’re not getting sex from you they’re getting it from someone else and Joanna said they never have sex anymore. Sad cus she’s sooooo pretty she could be with anyone!

          • dch60 says:

            Yep. Men like him don’t love any one woman because they’re too in love with themselves.

            • djprincessc says:

              100% agree dch60. Been there and done that myself, and learned the hard way. But I did learn and will NEVER date anyone like that again.

              • dch60 says:

                Exactly. I dated one guy. He introduced himself as Lance and I thought that was his real name for quite some time. I finally found it his real name was Bob. Reminded me why I didn’t like to date his type. My current boyfriend has some humility. He also brought me home tiramisu the other day because I had mentioned it once years ago that I really liked it. THAT’S my type of guy. Oh, and he does his own laundry. 😉

                • djprincessc says:

                  Awwwwwwwww! So sweet. I’m 100% single now, I’ve dated enough jerks so if I can’t find a decent and loving man I’d rather just be single and wait. Not worth wasting my time on self absorbed assholes! 🙂

              • NightLight95 says:

                Certainly been there and done that….and while I was doing man it was awe-some…later not so much. It’s like chocolate cake, enjoy it but know going in you are gonna have to pay for it later.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I find myself wildly attracted to him. After the age of 30, I learned to RUN, not WALK, away from any man that makes me “vibrate” with that much wild attraction — because he is usually T-R-O-U-B-L-E and relates back to childhood dysfunction that I worked my way through and OVER in therapy. 😀

        In my 20’s, however, I would have been all over that, and it would have been a torrid, dramatic, dysfunctional mess.

        Oh, and he’s got “cheater” written all over him. He strikes me as one of those who will cheat no matter how in love and happy he is with his Significant Other.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          And it doesn’t matter how beautiful his wife/gf is they still cheat. Or maybe BECAUSE their woman is so perfect…I don’t get it.

  37. dch60d says:

    Happy Birthday Powel!!! Hope you have a GREAT day and year! ❤

  38. shamrockblonde says:

    YAYYAYYAY!!!!!!! *kisses the cyber Lynn ground* – I am able to come back!!!! – where I work, for whatever reason – security, me thinks – this site was blocked for me and I was unable to access it and all of you, but this morning, I was suddenly granted access!!!!!

    Happy Birthday Powell!!!!

    I am very happy that Chris won, as I lost my Dad to Parkinson’s – it is a horrid thing –

    BB, thanks so much for the recap – I really did think that Kerry would win it – either one for the win would have been fine with me, but on a personal level, I was glad that Chris won –

    I don’t like Anderson Cooper – never have so I don’t watch him – if he is a nice person in private life, he should remove himself from Andy Cohen if he wishes to maintain his dignity –

    Jeff!!!! – sooooo glad that Roxy is gone! – and Skupin better be careful or he really will end up being evacuated from the game – geesh!! cannot wait for TAR either!!!!

    LOVE Bar Rescue – such a good show!!

    *hugs entire board really hard* – it’s so good to be home – and thanks to Empress who took me in when my way here was blocked!!

  39. amalfi says:

    Word on the street is that Kathy Wakilie is a goner for next season – or at least demoted to friend of the HWs.

  40. VV says:

    Enjoyed TCM this season. Challenges were fun. The cast was fun. I must confess I wanted to try that egg, blood sausage and oysters dish by Chris.

  41. Powell says:

    I tell you we have some Lucille Balls and Carol Burnetts on here. You just crack me up.

  42. lillybee says:

    I would have supported Lisa W. on survivor but I read her book on parenting. It is called Creative Correction. In this book she suggests things like blindfolding your kid for rolling their eyes, if you child won’t hold your hand in parking lots, just grab them by the hair and put boxing gloves on a child for hitting and make them wear them all day. Some of the stuff in the book seem very mean to me.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Heck, if I was going to do all that to my kid, I may as well read a “Tiger Mom” book and try to end up with a prodigy.

      My life is much funner with my little Milania’s.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I do not like ANY of those examples for “parenting” techniques. That’s horrible. What does that teach them? I’d better do what she says or who knows what she’ll do to humiliate me and hurt me? It would be like living with someone who is unpredictable because of their unstable emotions/thoughts. Ok, you’d have some control, but based on what? FEAR of the crazy terrorist who has complete power over you.

    • Powell says:

      Well all of that is crazy to me. I know after she left acting she and her then husband said they were Christians. I don’t know where this parenting style comes into her Christianity but maybe that’s we she believes is a part of it. I don’t know.

      • lillybee says:

        Some conservative Christians are into very strict parenting. For example this is a review of another child raising book that is popular.

        wife got this child abuse manual about 3 years ago from one of her sort of friends at the time.(will explain that at the end of the review)Anyways after reading it brought both my wife and myself to tears. Hear are some of the the worst abusive ideas in this book.

        *this child abuse manual suggest that you pull on your babies hair if the baby starts to bite her nipple.(my wife did was stop feeding him for 5 to 10 mins. that worked well and the first time)
        * the child abuse manual suggests whipping your child if they cry for the mother or father. (Nothing says love like whipping some one who needs you most in the entire world)
        * This child abuse manual tells you to whip your children if they can not sleep and are crying. Also tell you not to let them up. (part of a creative solution I found is putting lavender on my child pillow. also love rocking my little boy in my arms:)
        * this child abuse manual tells you to always hit your children on the bare skin.
        * this child abuse manual tells you that you must cause pain to your own flesh and blood when beating them.
        * In this child abuse manual they talk whipping their own 4 month old daughter on the bare leg for trying to crawling up the stairs.
        * This child abuse manual tell you to ignore your child if he get a bump on the head.
        * This child abuse manual tells you if your child get beat up by peer’s you should rejoice.
        * This child abuse manual suggest if your child loses his shoes that you let them go with out until they can save up enough money to buy it themselves.

        • lillybee says:

          The book referred to above is Michael Pearl’s book TO TRAIN UP A CHILD.

        • The Tin Man says:

          Good grief, I think my dad read that book. No wait, he couldn’t read, but he was very, very religious, and very superstitious as well. That’s called “old school” where I come from.

        • Lillybee, a long time ago my brother used to play with a kid around the corner (around age 6, he’s 60 now). One time my brother described to me how, while they were eating dinner, his friend’s father beat the crap out of his son, right at the table. Then went on with dinner like nothing had happened. This family was high up in our church, very respected….my brother told me this story a few years ago. He said it’s why he’s not that religious, and why he thinks just because a family seems respectable on the outside, you have no idea how they are at home.

          From way back I remember some of my friends getting beatings from their parents when we were kids. One time, we were playing upstairs, when my friend’s baby sister woke up and started to cry (in another bedroom). Her mother took a shoe with a sharp heel and hit her several times, while blaming her for waking the baby. I remember being horrified (must have been when I was around 5 years old). This girl later became a drug addict, while in junior high. There is tons of research that shows corporal punishment does not work. It just teaches a child to be fearful, and to use physical violence to settle scores – not for everyone, but for many. Self esteem is something you get from the way the people closest to you treat you. The hardest thing is to not lose your temper as a the parent. Sometimes I took time outs, when I realized I needed to cool off. To this day, my son will go to my husband first. He doesn’t want to upset me….so I guess I still need to work on my reaction. Stay calm, stay cool. During the teen years is when this is needed most!

    • melthehound says:

      … Not saying I condone any of that but telling junior and juniorette that everything they do is okay and life should be fair to them has worked out so well. Every kid on the team gets a trophy. A generation of half achievers.

      Of course, now that I think about it, controlling the kid in the parking lot by grabbing his or her hair is so much worse than watching them get hit by a car because they weren’t looking where they were going and neither was the person driving the car. Just sayin.

      • MamaZ says:

        OMG lillybee! I had no idea she was like that! OK, I no longer want her to win.

        • Zoey says:

          Haha, Mamaz, that made me laugh. I am torn between rooting for her or writing her off. Haven’t started really rooting for anyone yet. Maybe Malcolm, but only if he ditches the booby girl. They have blankets now, so NO MORE snuggling because you’re ‘cold’!

          I can relate to Lisa’s shyness somewhat, but they are making her look a little unstable, imo. Like she can’t even talk to the others at all, which may be just editing.

          When she said she’d been ‘on her own since she was 12’, I found that shocking. She said she went to California at that age, so I’m thinking she had to grow up quickly in a difficult industry even for adults, and who knows what she experienced… Who sends their child to Hollywood at age 12??? Not a great role model of a parent if you ask me.

      • hmmm I loved my son so much, I held his hand.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Our son was so sweet. Our daughter was naughty and rebellious. We weren’t perfect parents. I have moments, as a parent, that I regret. I have moments where I know we got it right. There are no do-overs. I wish I’d known how fast it was going to go by and that their little trusting faces would only be a memory.

        • trudie says:

          “We weren’t perfect parents. I have moments, as a parent, that I regret.”

          So true. My kids are always threatening to write a tell-all book about me! But, the fact that they are truly good people tells me that we did something right.

          Isn’t it amazing how quickly it goes by? I never believed it when they were little and people told me that. I am so unwilling to believe that they are adults and beginning their own lives, that I just realized the fact that my daughter and her boyfriend are living together probably means that she won’t be moving home after grad school after all!

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Oh Trudie – I totally get you!! While I was reading your message our son posted me a picture of himself standing at the entrance of the pizza place in NYC where Louis CK always stops to eat a slice on his show “Louie” – he’s (son) not much of a model, but he’s got a cute grin and he’s got that plate of pizza in one hand and waving w the other hand. It made me cry to think that here I am thinking of him and longing for those little kid days and he takes a moment to text old mom a picture of himself from a place on one of my favorite shows. It’s not that he never sends me pics – he does, and often, but never one of himself. Divine intervention, maybe? 🙂 Regardless, I’m grateful. 🙂 Yeah, I think it’s safe to assume your daughter won’t be moving back home again. On the one hand, there goes another kid. On the other hand, SHE’S IN LOVE and HAPPY!!! (i hope) And that’s what it’s allllllllll about, right?

      • askadena says:

        Junior and juniorette lol . I don’t think if you don’t believe in hitting or beating your children it automatically swings to the opposite side where your praise them if their breathing . Unless your me lol!!!!!!! Seriously , I hate spoiled kids but you can never give enough love or gentleness . And so far , it’s working . But my son is not allowed one ounce of disrespect . There is a big line he does not cross

    • I didn’t know anything about raising a child, so I joined a playgroup with some other great moms and got a book about “123 Magic” – How to give your toddler time outs, and other strategies to get them to behave. The support of the other moms in my playgroup really helped me. I observed that the mom in our group that was very patient with her son, explaining things to him, in a very quiet & calm voice, had the nicest kid in our group. So I resolved not to let my temper get the better of me, and it did work better than just screaming at my son “BEHAVE!” In our playgroup, if the kids fought over a toy, the toy immediately went to “time out.” You wouldn’t believe how well these kids behaved, even in the sandbox. There were 3 girls and 3 boys. We didn’t tell the kids what to play with (they were together from about the age of 9 months until 1st grade). The boys gravitated to the trucks, blocks, etc and the girls loved the dolls, play kitchen, etc. No kidding, I had to hide the dolls from my son who for some reason enjoyed playing with them like a hammer, hitting things with the doll’s head. It was too much for me, lol so I would put the dolls away.

      If we went to a store ( I remember this when my son was about 2) and there was a tantrum, we immediately left. No big deal, I would just tell him “time to go home” and we did. Ever see parents in a store (especially a toy store) with a screaming kid? This technique really works. Eventually I found it easier to shop when he was in pre school, or in the evening when my husband could be with him at home. I didn’t have any family – zilch – to help me with babysitting. From my playgroup, we would trade watching the kids (one or two at a time only, not all 6!) and that was great for getting in a doctor appointment or haircut. Those years were the best years of my entire life, sometimes hard but over all filled with joy. I just cannot fathom how anyone can be cruel to a child, hit them or verbally abuse them. If you respect your child, they will respect you. And boy does that history of respect help during the teen years!

      He loved story time, and sing alongs. I had all these great books where you pushed a button, and the song’s music played. We spent hours singing songs together. 🙂

      I remember my mom being great with kids. One of my friends had a “difficult” daughter, age about 4. My mom got her paper and crayons, and had her busy for a couple of hours, it was amazing! All the kid needed was somebody to pay attention to her, draw her a picture that she then colored, and talk to her. That simple….kids need attention. Lots and lots of it. And they want to please you, just give them a chance.

      • MamaZ says:

        Bluesky – Great post! I agree that patience is the key. I won’t claim I was always able to keep my cool but I always tried. I hate the thought of parenting by humiliation like the examples lillybee cited from Lisa’s book.

      • Zoey says:

        bluesky, I absolutely loved reading your post! It brought back fond memories of raising my son, and those precious early years. I didn’t have the pleasure of a play group as you did, which sounds awesome, but I agree, having patience with or distracting the upset child is what it’s all about.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        ((( Blue ))) Great way to socialize kids. 🙂

        Dame I hope you continue to feel better.

      • trudie says:

        Great parenting tools!

      • djprincessc says:

        U mean what you described above is exactly how Jaq raised Ashley right??? Hahahah. Totally kidding! I absolutely loved your post Bluesky! I don’t have kids yet but really look forward to having them, I have an awesome mom who taught me so many wonderful things and couldn’t have asked for better but I do differ with her in a few things. I really love what you said about patience and respect. My mom is one of 7 so I was always around kids growing up and saw and have experienced EVERYTHING! From the most well behaved little ones to the ones who make you want to run in the opposite direction when you see them. But like you see kids need ATTENTION and unfortunately with most parents they just don’t want to be bothered so they let their kids act horribly and ignore it. Agree with all you said!

        • Zoey says:

          Exactly right! Catch the kids doing something right, not just when they’re doing something wrong!!! That’s lazy parenting, and the kids usually learn that to get the parents attention all they have to do is do something wrong.

  43. NYC Mama says:

    I just read the rumorfix article and it doesn’t say the rumor was fixed. It still has a question mark so I am not sure what Elvira cleared up except to state her opinion. It also reports that Elvira Grau declined a spot on the show. Isn’t the truth that when she was on as the party planner for Teresa’s really bad party she didn’t get great reviews and didn’t make it as a housewife?

    I watched Teresa on AC today and once again she missed an opportunity to come off as real and ackowledge her part in the problems.. Instead when asked what her role in this was again she took no responsibility. She needs to get real and then people could find some redeeming qualities. None of them have halo’s including Teresa.

    IMO, They all need to grow up including the producers.

    I enjoy reading this blog and my sympathies to all who loved Lynn. She was a wonderful blogger. You do her memory proud.

    • MamaZ says:

      If Teresa thought she never did anything wrong she is dumber than I thought.

    • I don’t see any of them saying they misbehaved or did wrong, really. Not on any show. Teresa “apologized” but apparently some (Caroline) didn’t think she was sincere. It didn’t help when today on AC Teresa said “I apologized to everyone, even tho I didn’t do anything wrong” haha – that’s not an apology! None of them really own their behavior, and I do wish they would. They all backstab, dish out digs in their talking heads etc. Of course, why would they apologize when the whole point of the dam* show is to have bullsh*t drama, lots of it heaped high? I am over the housewives. Done with Bravo. Nope, not gonna watch the ridiculous 3 episode “reunion” where they all scream at each other. It’s a set up fiasco of a show, where the producers overstepped and manipulated the most ridiculous “set up” of Melissa’s “big secret”, she worked in a strip club. Whoopsie, bartended in a bikini club. Whatever. Who cares!

      • Birdwoman says:

        See, if I could coach Teresa I would have her say: ‘yes, I should not have pointed out that Caroline has three rolls. That was very immature of me. I just lost it after a year of all of them bashing me. It doesn’t make what I said or did right though and I am sorry that I said that.’
        In regards to Melissa: ‘We were competitive with each other for years. I have definitely said stuff that was petty. I am so sorry about that however I was really trying to mend that relationship when the whole stripper thing blew up. I had nothing to do with exposing his wife because I love my brother and want him in my life.’

        I like Teresa but my one criticism of her is that she has been saying she hasn’t done anything wrong. I don’t think she has done a lot of the things that her co-workers accuse her of but I do think that she has done some things and she needs to own it.

        • dch60 says:

          Well Teresa does say in her blog that she’s not perfect. Guess that’s about as close as any of them will come to saying they’re wrong about anything.

        • agree with you Birdwoman, Teresa could do herself proud if she did exactly what you said.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            Teresa can barely string 4 words together. She really is not very articulate. I hope she at least has pretty music playing inside her head. Her brain seems to have too primary functions, full tilt anger and slow burn process. At times I feel sorry for her. She seems to have not been raised to problem solve in an adult manner. She is surrounded by like minded people on the show, but they have group think on their side. For now! JMHO.

    • PJ says:

      I watched Teresa on Anderson Cooper today too and I thought she came off as real and honest and very compelling. I think that for the most part she has done nothing to her cast mates. What have they ever come out with that turned out to be something concrete and real that she did to them? Not much for the degree of hatred and contempt they show, it’s all out of proportion. As far as Teresa owning it she has apologized repeatedly but her apologies were not accepted. In my world when a person is willing to say they are sorry I meet them half way and forgive them I don’t hold on forever. I don’t believe she had anything to do with a man saying hello to Melissa at the PFS. I do believe that Melissa knew exactly who he was from the second she saw him, and used this situation to extend her 15 minutes at the expense of her husband and Teresa. As for Jac, I watched the interview and Teresa did not say Jac was threatening, her rather she was referring to the number of texts Jac sends her. Jac protests but then proves Teresa’s point by showing how many texts she sent and in a very short time frame. That is harassment. I also do not think Teresa is stupid or dumb. I think she has some difficulty with verbal communication but this does not make her dumb. She seemed like a nice person to me today on AC.

    • mrs. peabody says:

      I don’t think she should have to admit to doing anything wrong until the rest of them do tool If she has to then so do they.

  44. I can’t vote! Does this site require a blog issued photo ID?

  45. Powell says:

    Jac sends Anderson info saying she wants her and T to stop saying each other’s names. Why is she continuing to tweet Ts name?

    • melthehound says:

      They had some ‘blogger’ in the audience who was talking about ‘twitter wars’. Teresa asked him when he’s EVER seen her involved in one (or something to that affect). The douchbag couldn’t answer that question. Me thinks he was there to imply that T trashes these people on the social media. I’m still waiting to see one instance of it myself. Personally, I think all of these ‘journalists’ are traitorous asshats, including Anderson Cooper. Whatever sells the story is okay to do.

      • Sadly, I agree. The Fourth Estate isn’t what it used to be!

        • MamaZ says:

          Did anyone see the Rock Center episode about the partisan news business? Bill O’Reilly was the sanest person interviewed and I am not a fan of his in the least.
          The news industry is all about $ these days. Very sad.

          • disgrazia4 says:

            That’s what happens when they’re all owned by mega corporations. The second Gilded Age has further consequences than robbing the Middle Class.

        • Lady Chatterley says:

          Of course, if you consider her blogs to be part of the social media, she has certainly trashed others there. Many times. Teresa is not innocent. She has plenty to apologize for – but never will.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            Lady C Teresa is not a mummy or a punching bag. She response once and then she is done. Jac’s goes on these social media, take no prisoner, rampages. Over and over and over again. The energizer bunny of negative information. Sad but true. The women needs to stop. IMO.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Teresa did embarrass that blogger and I was glad that Anderson didn’t stop her. I liked her explanation of being loyal and supporting Jac when she asked for it too. I think she made her point about family reconciliation is always possible and she will be there for her brother. IMO Anderson did a good job today and I am glad he felt bad about yesterday and actually had a dialog with more than one side. But in the back of my mind, his buddy Andy set him up and got more exposure for Bravo and his shows.

        • melthehound says:

          his buddy Andy set him up and got more exposure for Bravo and his shows
          You’re probably right WCW… Whatever gets the ratings up to sell ad time. I know that’s the nature of the beast though so everything anyone on air says or does, is always suspect to me.

        • MamaZ says:

          I’m not sure Andy hates Teresa any more than the rest of NJ. I think Andy has a general contempt for most of the people on his shows with the exception of Bethenny, Dina Manzo and NeNe Leakes. I think Andy wants his shows to be successful no matter who gets hurt. This season of NJ has had great ratings. And that means Andy makes money and is a bigger player in the TV industry.
          People watch Teresa because they love her and want her to survive the pile up. People watch Teresa because they hate her and want to see her crushed beneath Caroline Manzo’s ugly shoe. Either way they watch. She’a dream come true for Andy Cohen.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            I watch Teresa because she always makes me laugh!

            • djprincessc says:

              I watch her because I think she’s an amazing mom, yes Milania is crazy and gets outta hand but nobody could ever say Teresa neglects them, doesn’t work hard for them or love them. Yes she doesn’t set the best example with her brother Joey but I like that she always stays positive with her girls. And she is really funny!

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                Teresa’s just got the “X-Factor.” People talk about her (good AND bad). She is provocative, and people have visceral reactions to her (good and bad). She is also interesting because she comes across as so ditzy, but she still manages to be successful.

                She also begrudgingly gained my respect because she withstood (and continues to withstand) things that would have BROKEN many people (myself included — and I consider myself a pretty tough cookie. *Shrug*).

      • ms molly says:

        Thank you Mel!! I totally agree!!

      • dch60 says:

        Now, it was fans that wanted AC to have her on again? Teresa didn’t ask to be on again did she? No, I can’t imagine that. But was it fans? Is it true he actually listened and respected the opinions of Teresa’s fans? I’ve yet to see today’s episode and I only saw a short clip of yesterday’s.

        • MamaZ says:

          Yes, he said an audience member told him he was rude so he reviewed the tape. And that he saw that he was unnecessarily aggresive. He said he felt so bad he had heartburn and he apologized
          It was a great opportunity for Teresa to apologize for her own mistakes but alas she didn’t. She stuck by the I didn’t do anything wrong song she’s been singing all season. I hate that she was ganged up on by this group but I don’t think she’s blameless.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            One thing I have noticed about Teresa is she is very stubborn. Sorry is the hardest word when you are hard headed. So is, “I was wrong.” Her husband is pretty stubborn too. They really can not help each other to grow up. Not the best pairing. IMO.

  46. Eastbayca says:

    A write up on Cat’s book launch…

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Thanks for the link, it’s bitter sweet to look at. I keep thinking how Lynn (and Cathy) should have been there.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        She and I both left comments at the FB group saying pretty much the same thing. She would have been there and telling us all about it.

  47. OK…so I’m feeling so much better, I’m trying to cook more instead of the Sire coming home & always cooking. I have been doing stovetop stuff cause I still have trouble lifting & bending when using the oven. Today I made baked Fettuccine after the pool. I always try to cook early so I can rest a bit. Well, I put it in the oven, looked at the time: 425 – & went to lie down. After a while, I thought I’d check on it.. it was still 425! That was the temperature…not the clock! So I just guessed at the time. We’ll see how it is when we warm it up when he gets home. Home making is hard!

  48. VV says:

    Has anybody heard from WSL? Is she doing better? I hope we are not keeping her away with our Jac comments. My understanding is that they are have friendship.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I hope WSL is doing better too. I think she is more a twitter girl than a blog poster girl, so maybe someone who can reach her on twitter can find out how she is feeling.

  49. ladyballs says:

    just watched tre on ac’s show today.
    i’m speechless.
    guess everyone here has already seen the famewhorgas site today that says caroline, jaq, and kathy are not coming back next year.

  50. lovemamaearth says:

    From Ram’s newsletter website: http://ramonasinger.com/ask-ramona.aspx

  51. happy birthday Powell. I dont know if Andy ever did give Lynn the mazel, i havent heard him, not that i watch him every night, far from it! but i havent seen a posting here that he has. I thought about it though, and while im hardly ever inclined to see anything from andys POV ( not having a clue what it is ) i think hes bizarre as they come and not in a good way. I do think he would have been ripped a new one by alot of people . First of all, the mazel is a light hearted joke thing, where someone does something sort of nice for the week. Lynn’s passing deserves way way way more than a “Mazel” from “Andy Cohen” IMHO and im sure there may have been alot of people who would remark on that. I also think It was clearly because of this Blog and Lynn that Jill was fired. totally, that may have been a very difficult thing to navigate , to publicly give the person who made the I hate Jill Zarin blog the Mazel on tv , especially after youve fired Jill Zarin pretty much because this woman gave voice to all the people you wouldnt allow a voice to. Im not so sure its a grudge, or that she wasnt important. I think its a combo of it all. its just a very uncomfortable situation and he lucked out by not being here when it happened. Personally, i didnt want her passing to be made into a mazel by a man who delights in seeing women being humiliated.

  52. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a good one. 🙂

  53. The Curiosity Rover has found evidence of an ancient stream that flowed “vigorously” on Mars!

  54. JustDee says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!!

    MTH – Thanks for the great Survivor recap! I completely forgot it was on last night. 😦

    • dch60 says:

      I read a bit on BLK yesterday. What’s interesting is on the Amazon reviews. IIRC, there’s 117 of them and the first 1/3 of them are all rave reviews and almost every one since has been a one star review saying how awful it is. Just thinking that maybe friends and family started it off and now that it’s hitting more store shelves, “strangers” are reviewing it and it ain’t pretty. That’s neither here nor there any longer, at least for the Manzo boys… aren’t they opening a restaurant? I can’t imagine they got the money for the restaurant from profits from BLK. Wonder where they did get the money? You know, since Caroline said all her children made it on their own, without mommy and daddy’s help. Maybe all those horrible reviews are adding onto the pile of Jac’s karma catching up to her (j/k, I actually don’t believe in karma). But seriously, they have children, I wouldn’t want to see them crash too hard.

      • MamaZ says:

        I did some research on BLk a couple of weeks ago. Thee is no evidence to back up any of their claims. There is evidence to dispute the claims. The best thing you can say about it is that it won’t hurt you.

        I don’t think the Manzo boys are actually opening a restaurant. The restaurant being opened is a second location to a NYC restaurant. I think they have been asked to be the face of the restaurant since they are local semi celebs.

        I have no doubt that Albert Manzo has a really strong work ethic. It’s a shame his sons didn’t inherit it. Chris was working at The Brownstone when the show first aired Albie was in school. And I respected them both. But like a lot of people(Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin for instance) they think they will be professional reality stars and gave up the rat race for get rich quick schemes, sure that their fame will sell sludgewater and fill a restaurant they don’t even work at or have a financial interest in.

        There is no substitute for hard work. By the time they realize it they will have wasted years of precious time looking for the short cut.

      • Zoey says:

        Someone said it’s a franchise they are opening, so they had to have come up with a chunk of change to buy it, right?

        Also, because I have way too much time on my hands, I Googled the Caface/ Cacaface place, and I see nothing on the web of it’s existence. Even if it doesn’t have a webpage, it would still show up in maps, white or yellow pages, or something! Nothing but Bravo and Manzoid related articles. Hmm…..bitter clown says it’s doing great, well then where is it??

        • MamaZ says:

          Zoey from what I read it’s not a franchise. It’s going to be owned by the same man that owns the NYC restaurant. I will look for the article I read tomorrow.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I have been trying to find existance of Cafe Face too – it is only on twitter and facebook – no yellow page listing, no grand opening in the paper – nothing!

          • Zoey says:

            WCW, when I Googled Caface with one ‘f’, I got nothing. Mamaz said it’s spelled with two ‘ff’s’, so I Googled it and get a lot more info. I thought Google accounted for misspellings, geez.

  55. Zoey says:

    The subject of Leo Buscaglia came up today, and I hadn’t thought of him in quite a while. Listening to his lectures helped me through some difficult times many years ago. His spirit is so uplifting and infectious, just thought I’d share since I found some of his videos on Utube.

    • Zoey says:

      I meant to post the link, sorry. Also, there are many more similar videos there. It’ll be like burning sage in the Lynnfam room since our housewives often taint our spirit, lol!

  56. rabblerouser2010R says:

    Dexter is starting this Sunday. Is anyone interested in reading a blog about it?

    Also Jeff (and to whom it may concern) Supernatural is starting soon…woot. I must have watched all 7 seasons in 8 weeks.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi RR,
      Dexter is one of George’s favorite shows. It’s a little too violent for me.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      i will read it rr

    • JustDee says:

      I’d love a recap of Dexter! One of my favorite shows but we don’t have Showtime here. Boo hoo 😦

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I love “Dexter,” but I had to choose between HBO & Showtime. HBO won (*Shrug*). I wish “Dexter” was on Netflix. They just put “Revenge” on (or I just realized they did), and I cannot wait to watch every episode and catch up!

  57. Zoey says:

    I have a glass of wine and I’m reading Twitter….rut roh. I better check myself before I wreck myself!! Lol. Maybe that’s how Jac started, innocently having a sip or two, reading a Tweet or two, and bam, she got addicted to both!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I’m jealous, I’m all out.

      • Zoey says:

        I would totally share with you! Send hubby to the corner liquor store? This wine is expensive. It costs $8. I finally noticed that it must be what makes me ravenous, and I order $20-30 worth of takeout!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          hahaha, yes, I agree drinking wine is NOT a good diet aid. LOL!!! Chardonnay tastes so good with food. I have found that Sav. Blanc is not as much of an eating trigger as the chard.

  58. djprincessc says:

    Ok I am 100% pro Teresa…I love her, and I’ve heard many say that they don’t’ like that she hash’t taken blame for anything or admitted doing wrong. What has she done wrong? I’ve watched all season and honestly can’t see where she did anything. If its about the cookbook ok I get it, But can anyone give me real facts as to what she did? Maybe I’ll understand. And saying she’s stupid doesn’t count. lol.

    • Nancy says:

      This is what I don’t get. I’m assuming that most of the people that bought Teresa’s cook book watches the show so they’ll already knew the background about joke that Teresa made re: the stripper carwash. When Christopher was talking about it Caroline and the rest of the family were right there cracking up abou it. But of course that’s not the real reason why Caroline hates Teresa as it’s all about jealousy.

    • dj, lots of people here agree with you, they don’t see what Teresa had done wrong. Others hate her, for her past issues….hiding assets while declaring bankruptcy etc.

      I used to really dislike her, but when the gang of 4 went after her, then I started to dislike the rest of them more. Teresa, if she could see it, could really make herself look better. Birdwoman posted above what she could have done at the PFS, and at the previous reunion, to own her behavior and be mature about her dislike for Melissa, Kathy, Caroline, and Jac.

      Teresa has a long way to go in the maturity department. Instead of insulting Caroline, she could have said “sorry you don’t like me, there isn’t much about you that I like either.” With Jac, she could say “you want to know too much about my personal legal problems, and I don’t want to discuss them with you.” on the Jac’s deck, when Caroline showed up like a plague. But guess what, if Teresa was mature & able to shut these other women up, then the show would be boring, right?

      I found this on twitter today, from SweeetBea. I had read this blog years ago. Now you can really see who posted what, and really, Melissa & her sisters hate Teresa so much, they were going after before the show even aired. This is why I don’t like Melissa or her family, and I do believe the hatred between Teresa & Melissa will never ever be resolved.


      This is from 2008 The show aired in 2009 another good post http://famewhorgas.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/melissa-gorgas-destructive-quest-for-fame/#comment-694

      • djprincessc says:

        Agreed Bluesky! And son’t even get me started on Melissa!! Now she is SCUM. But as weird as it sounds, I’d rather that Caroline, Jaq and Kathy leave the show then Melissa. Caroline is too righteous and bitter, Jaq is an instigator and delusional and Kathy brings nothing. I’d rather Melissa stay bc who knows what is in store for her next season!!! Bahahahah!

        • djprincessc says:


        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Melissa’s sisters look so “rode hard and put up wet.” All I see when I look at them is straight “gutter trash.” Melissa IS related to them so….

          Teresa DEFINITELY has her faults, but, when it comes to Melissa, my instincts scream, “Danger: PURE EVIL ahead; Danger: PURE EVIL ahead!”

          Melissa is NOT booksmart, but she is so much “smarter” when it comes to “STREET SMARTS” (because she strikes me as the type of woman who has done her fair share of “running some streets”) than Joey and Teresa. She can run circles around Joey and Teresa when it comes to twisting and manipulating and deceit.

          Despite that, it makes me positively GLEEFUL that, despite all of Melissa’s evil machinations, Teresa is STILL infinitely more relevant than Melissa is. It tickles me to no end. Melissa just thought she would appear on RHONJ, and people would take one look at her and just fall in love with her and help her crucify Teresa!!

          She also thought the nation would be like her sisters and her Daddy when it came to appreciating her “immense” singing “talent,” when, instead, her music “career” makes her a straight laughingstock. That sh*t is a straight JOKE!!

          Sorry, Melissa….that DUMMY Teresa still “beat” you (because nobody really wants to talk to you unless it somehow involves Teresa. That’s because TERESA is actually the MOST INTERESTING thing about YOU!!! ROFL. Otherwise, IMO, you really do not have that much to offer. *Shrug* Now, put that in your li’l pipe and smoke it, J-Lo Wannabe!

    • contessa says:

      Tre is an aquired taste – I think she is great! She pulled her big girls panties on and went to work from the beginning. The other losers are pissed off because they “claim” she stole their ideas. Here we are seasons later and the others don’t have much in the way of making the kind of money Tre makes. However our board is you either love her or dislike her – there is no in between. That is why our place is so much fun, different viewpoints with respect.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Teresa has always made me laugh. The problem the others have with her is that she lights it up for filming because that is the job and then refuses to play with them when the cameras turn off – she heads back to her kids and the life she lives. She is successful because she knows her job, is a loyal employee and her opportunities have been financially successful. The Guidice’s have a hugh financial debt to work off and that is her focus.

      • djprincessc says:

        This place is supposed to be fun Contessa, but I’m going to have to disagree about people with different viewpoints being treated with respect. Last night someone was rather rude to me for absolutely nothing, and it was uncalled for. 2 other ladies on here were gracious enough to defend me, which I do appreciate. And I’m only bringing this up bc lately I’ve noticed that a few on here ruin a place that is, like you said supposed to be fun and not so serious. Kinda want/wish everyone would keep it that way.:)

        • mrs. peabody says:

          I have noticed there are some people on this board who get quite rude when you express opinions different than theirs. When that happens I just usually pass over their remarks. You sure don’t want to express your feelings about politics here is all I can say.

          • djprincessc says:

            I can pass over remarks but I can’t NOT stand up for myself, if that makes sense? And obviously don’t even mention a thing that might resemble anything political on here.

      • djprincessc says:

        But I do agree what you said about Teresa, Contessa!!

    • mrs. peabody says:

      I don’t this she has to apologize and take blame for anything until the others are willing to do the same thing and you sure don’t see any of them doing that. I also wonder how others would have responded if they were taping a reunion show and having 5 (yes I’m counting you Andy)others constantly ganging up on you and accusing you of things you didn’t do or saying horrible things about you for 10 hours. I personnally would tell them all to go F themselves and if that makes me horrible of well to bad. Treat me with respect and I will treat you the same way back, say mean horrible things to me and at some point they are coming back to you. I think given all she has seen her ex-friends and family say and accuse her of all season she has done remarkably well in her responses. She has been alot more mature than they have by far.

      • djprincessc says:

        Exactly!!!! Why does she have to apologize and the rest don’t?? Caroline called Danielle a clown and garbage and said her children had no light in their eyes but Teresa FINALLY snaps and says she has 3 rolls blubber, blubber and blubber and everyone goes CRAZY!! I mean come on. Jaq has said Teresa is discustingand scum and on and on and on. SO basically what everyone wants is for Teresa to show up at the reunion and let Andy, Caroline, Jaq, Melissa, Kathy, and her own brother just reem and tear her to shreds and just not say a word?!?!?! Get out of here! I’d like to see anyone just sit there and take it.

        • mrs. peabody says:

          I already said upthread what I’d tell those woman if they treated me like they did her. I don’t blame her one bit for not wanting to have anything to do with them. I also don’t understand why she was expected to call Jacq when she announced her son’s problem, they all already knew what was wrong with him. Why would you call someone who has hated your for over a year, said horrible things about you on tv and in her blog and tweeted horrible things about you. I personally would not give her the time of day and just because I would not does not make me a bad person and does not mean I don’t feel bad fo what her son and what his family is going through. I think Teresa is doing things right by just ignoring all of them.

        • MamaZ says:

          I agree that the rest of them have treated Teresa badly but I don’t think she’s entirely blameless.
          While I agree with her that I wouldn’t want my daughter to work at a strip carwash there was absolutley no need for her to put that in her book. I don’t see any joke or humour there. It was a direct slam of Chris Manzo. She apologized but still insists it’s a joke. I can see why Caroline would be angry about it, I would too. Unfortunately it’s always going to be there.
          She should never have said anything to her brother about a rumour that Melissa is a gold digger. That was ridiculous and mean. There was no good that could come from that. She didn’t tell him that to warn him that people were saying mean things about his wife. She told him because she thought it was true. I can understand him being angry with her for that.
          Teresa apologizes but always justifies her actions so no I don’t think they are sincere apologies. I would like to see her say that she’s really sorry and wishes she had never said or done those things, that she regrets them and wishes she could take them back. But she won’t. Instead she says she regrets nothing and has done nothing wrong.
          I still don’t think she deserves the way the rest of the women have treated her though. they have all said and done hurtful things to each other and they all justify ther own actions.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I think Teresa’s problem is more than she can’t admit she is wrong, it’s that she also can never admit to her part in wrong doing. She is very much a part of why her and Melissa don’t get along..because in many ways they are the same person. Both of them try to be show stoppers and the center of attention. If Teresa merely said, ” I think there was a lot of competition between Melissa and I” instead of “Melissa is always coping me” it would be a lot more truthful and real.

  59. Off to watch The Big Bang Theory season premiere. BTW, the fettuccine was great; I’m such a suzy home maker 🙂

  60. AZGirl says:

    Hey, any news from Detox?

    • Nancy says:

      Hi AZGirl,
      Yes and she’s doing ok. She did go to the ER and she’s going to be seen again tomorrow. Poor thing.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Hey AZGirl. Thanks for asking.

      I did go to the ER and had all kinds of tests run (EKG, CAT Scan, X-ray of my ribs, etc.).

      I’ve learned that I am NOT pregnant (although if I WERE, I’d say get down on your knees and pray because it would mean Jesus is coming back, as it would be an immaculate conception….well, not QUITE as immaculate…but you get my drift).

      As I was going into my CAT Scan, the guy wheeling me in and I instantly fell in love during the wheelchair ride. I wanted to cheat on my gay husband and make him my gay “boyfriend on the side.” He said, “I don’t know if this is good news or not, but you’re not pregnant!” I said, “There is no way possible I could be pregnant.” He said, “Did you have a hysterectomy?” I said, “No…my love life has just SUCKED for the past year or so!” He said, “Girl, TELL me about it!!” We then chatted and giggled throughout my CAT scan “like girlfriends with hats on” (which is what my gay husband always says. I do not know from WHAT MOVIE that comes…but he loves saying it). He told me I was his favorite patient of the night, and his last CAT scan, which made sense because, in his words, I was “the best” that was “saved for last.”

      I miss him.

      ….Anyhoo, I was diagnosed with either a fractured rib (possibly from coughing so hard. I did cough so hard at times I thought my eyeballs were going to pop out) or an inflamed/bruised lung and prescribed super-strength prescription ibuprofen, Zantac and Lortab.

      The good news is I am feeling MUCH better (Knock Wood!). I cannot WAIT to be 100% again!

      Mama Detox is doing MUCH better as well. Papa Detox has his cataract surgery this Monday, and my Mom and I know he is going to be the ABSOLUTE WORST patient out of all 3 of us. He acts like he’s DYING when he has a damned cold. He’s spoiled rotten. He’s also insisting that he is STILL going to drive even though the doc told him he can’t. And he’s insisting that all he needs to heal is 2 weeks when the doc told him he needs 6.

      My Mom and I are going to have to hide all of his keys and slip drugs into his food to make him docile and behave.

      Again, thank you SO MUCH for asking AZGirl! XOXO 😀

  61. PrincessPindy says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!!

  62. dch60 says:


    Has this been posted? I know many here have been to the site before but this particular blog answers a lot of questions and things make much more sense now. Very interesting indeed. Also info on who will and won’t be back next year.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Yes, there have been a few discussion about the site, especially about the ‘insider’ who was in production of RHONJ.

  63. Cityside says:

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to our Powell
    Happy Birthday to you…..la la la
    ……and many more…la la la la la


  64. dch60 says:

    For those that don’t check out the above famewhorgas site… the following is some great info:

    Q: “But you said earlier that the season is planned, that there is a basic structure and plan; so if there was a plan, wouldn’t they already have a big finale planned? And did everyone know what was going to happen?”
    A: “No, the only cast member to know about Angelo before the evening was Teresa and that is because she meets him at the salon. Melissa knew that someone from her past wanted to say hello to her and that was all. The original plan for the finale was that they (the producers) were hoping on Danielle or Kim G to be there: they pretty much begged them to attend the fashion show. The dramatic end for the season was supposed to be Danielle confronting Melissa about getting in contact with her behind Teresa’s back, but Danielle refused to attend. So the next plan was to have Kim G make an appearance and attack Teresa about comments made in the media about her, but she refused as well. Then Jacqueline was asked by the producers to attack Teresa over comments she had made on Twitter about her daughter, but Jacqueline refused. All scenarios had Teresa as the sympathic character.
    Q: “So who connected Angelo with the producers of the show?”
    A: “That was organised by people who are not part of the cast. You have to remember, there are so many more players in these shows than you see on screen.”

  65. dch60 says:

    More great info:

    “Angelo actually went and approached the table before his interaction with Melissa and was stopped by security at the table and turned away. Melissa saw him at this point. She didn’t wanted to let on she knew in front of the cameras, but she texted her husband under the table to come to the fashion show and let him know what was going on, and she texted one of the producers who let her in on what was going to happen and who was coming over to say hello. Everyone but Teresa was being fed by the producers; they texted all the wives, except Teresa, and told them why Angelo was there, and that Angelo had told Teresa at an earlier time that Melissa was a stripper and he was there to embarrass her. To avoid getting their conversation on camera, the woman all texted each other under the table.” – Former RHONJ Post Production Supervisor
    Former lead producer Cat Rodriguez misled the cast, telling them Teresa knew in advance that Angelo was coming to the fashion show to embarrass Melissa. Then, in the final edit, Bravo used crafty editing and sub-titles to give the impression that Teresa was in on the setup. For Teresa to setup Melissa, she didn’t need the encounter at the salon; in fact, the encounter at the salon is why the cast and some viewers believe she orchestrated the setup. Had she been the mastermind of the plot to out Melissa as a former exotic dancer, she would have told Angelo to approach Melissa at the fashion show, and say to her exactly what he said to Teresa at the salon (‘Hi Melissa, remember me, you used to work for me as a dancer at a little gentlemen’s club in Elizabeth‘), and no one would have been able to pin the blame on her. The producers setup Teresa – by making sure she was at the salon and that Angelo told her on camera before the show about Melissa’s past – so she could be accused of outing Melissa. Something shady was going on, but Teresa was not part of it: it was all Bravo’s doing with help from Kim D (Kim D was having problems with Melissa and so she had an agenda) and Penny and Johnny Karagiorgis. Bravo used Kim D and Penny and Johnny to setup Teresa; Penny and Johnny (who had their own bone to pick with Melissa) were unwittingly part of Bravo’s setup of Teresa (they wanted exposure for themselves (as potential cast members) and exposure for their salon, but Bravo cut Penny from the episodes and Johnny got only limited exposure, so it backfired on them.

  66. dch60 says:

    If all the info on that site is correct these producers are evil. Bravo is evil. They set EVERYONE up not caring what it did and was doing to a family. This is making me even sicker to think maybe they DID have more to do with the outcome re: Russell. I feel sick.

    • MamaZ says:

      I don’t know what to think of that site.
      On the one hand I dislike the whole anonymous angle. I understand the source being anonymous but why isn’t the person who writes the blog named? Lynn stood by what she wrote and I felt I could trust her because she put her name out there and was ready to take the heat. And did she ever, poor Lynn.On the other hand a lot of what is being said makes sense.
      I hadn’t figure Russell into it but you’re right. If it’s true that they manipulate things to make some people into the villain then they may have contributed to his depression and suicide. What a horrible thought.

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