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 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.
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Thanks everyone! NMD
Happy Birthday Powell