Twitter, Texts, and Blog Wars Oh My! from the Real Housewives of New Jersey plus other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Before we get into the Jersey drama – a big congratulations to Brianna and Ryan Culberson! Proud Grandmom (gulp) Vicki Gunvalson shared the happy news on twitter and her facebook page this morning:
“News everyone has been waiting for: Troy William Culberson was born a healthy 7 lbs, 11 ounces and 20 inches at 7:53 a.m. this morning! Thank you everyone for all your support! I’m a GRANDMA! Im so proud of Briana and Ryan. They will make amazing parents.”
Sonja Morgan from the Real Housewives of New York made the New York Post Page 6 for hosting Cat Ommanney’s book party in a club called The Vault Grill – which is inside the bank vault built in 1902 for J.P. Morgan, founded by Sonja’s ex husband John Adams Morgan’s great grandfather.
PerezHilton has reported the following for next year’s Real Housewives of New Jersey lineup. It’s from another insider:
“Jacqueline [Laurita] and Kathy [Wakile] were not made offers, so Jacqueline won’t be back but look for Kathy to return in a limited capacity. Currently three [new] women are under consideration to join the cast. Caroline Manzo was made an offer to return and declined — it is possible she is waiting for a bigger offer or has something up the pipelines. She had only participated in season 4 so that her children would get exposure for their business ventures.” The article says that Teresa and Melissa will be returning. When asked by a fan if she was returning for another season, Jacqueline tweeted “I was asked.We’ll see.;0)”
Melissa Gorga gave an interview to the Huffington Post. Asked if she felt it was worth it to be on the show she says – ““There is always good with bad, I didn’t come on the show to bring anyone down. I didn’t come on to expose anyone. I came on to show we have a great life and we worked hard to have that life. We weren’t born with silver spoons in our mouths. You can have parents that immigrate here and build a great life. Was it worth it? Yes and no. At night, I can put my head on my pillow because I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m not trying to hurt anyone. I cannot control what other people do to me or how Teresa [Giudice’s] actions are hurting this family. For me, it’s worth it, because I’m not doing anything wrong.” There’s more – and you can read the whole thing here.
Twitter, Texts, and Blog Wars Oh My!
A small fight broke out between Melissa Gorga and Kim DePaulo on twitter yesterday afternoon. Last week’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey featured Joey Gorga yelling at Kim DePaulo over her role in trying to expose Melissa’s alleged past as a stripper – which Melissa has firmly denied. Some fans/followers have wondered why Melissa still supports Kim’s Posche boutique. Melissa cleared things up (a little) by tweeting this yesterday.
Melissa supports another boutique with a similar name: Posh versus Posche. Melissa’s four word “not the bad posh” seem to have set of Kim DePaulo – owner of Posche boutique, because she tweeted back a string of nasty tweets to Melissa. I’m only putting Kim’s direct tweets out there – first she tweeted out this string of three (read bottom up for chronological order).
Then this one …
And then this
Plus a whole lot of comments back to people who were tweeting her by this time. Melissa was silent on twitter through all of this.
There is also a business account for the boutique. These are the tweets that came out of that one …
Kim D included Melissa’s sister Kim P in her Porsche tweets to make sure she’d see what was going on – probably in the hopes of starting a big twitter war since Melissa didn’t respond in any way, and her sisters are known to jump in and have her back. Kim P sent a tweet that summed up how I feel about the entire situation. Oh my!
The big New Jersey drama of the day went down between Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita. It started when Jacqueline told Anderson Cooper that Teresa hadn’t reached out to her after Jacqueline’s People Magazine interview telling viewers about Nicholas’s autism. Anderson confronted Teresa about it, and Teresa said that Jacqueline had sent her a series of mean texts – so she was tired of it and felt threatened. Jacqueline took to twitter to defend herself – posting pictures of the texts (which you can see in a blog from a few days ago). Teresa then blogged about it – and 1) explained when Jacqueline and Chris learned that Nicholas was autistic, they were still friends and they had talked about it many times and she had reached out then. On-screen everyone respected Jacqueline and Chris’s wishes to keep it private. 2) The People Interview was a year and a half later. Teresa did send two messages to Jacqueline at that time – one through a people representative, and the other via text.
Teresa then posted pictures of the string of texts between the two of them – filling in some of the blanks that Jacqueline had left out when she posted pictures on twitter.
Teresa also put out a plea for her supporters to NOT bash Jacqueline or any of her family/friends on twitter.
Jacqueline then tweeted out the following:
“Teresa thinks she’s being clever with her text edits. Want to see the horrible things Teresa has said?”
@teresa_giudice Ugly people like you never win. You’ll see. Everyone will see.”
Jacqueline’s fans responded by tweeting negative things about Teresa to her – which she either replied to or retweeted. This one was particularly interesting – is she confirming that Dina’s name was blacked out?
@JacLaurita TG’s txt post are so edited. And she blacked out names (Dina) but left Chris’. ??? Just to be ugly obviously.”
Then: “This feels good! Lol”
“Now I will go back to enjoying my day. I had a great taping today with Good Morning America. I’ll let u know when it airs.”
Then she started retweeting nasty tweets again. And then as quickly as it started she switched to tweeting about her kids and family. It was a very strange string of tweets to read though – sort of like the texts up above.
Obviously I don’t know what Jacqueline thought Teresa did to make her say the things she did with the texts – but eluding that Gabriella wasn’t Juicy’s daughter – I actually have no words.
UPDATE: Looks like Teresa attended Kim’s Porsche Mixer on September 27. Kim D retweeted this (with the photo) : Kristen Anne
@KristenPosche The girls at @POSCHEBOUTIQUE mixer! @gijanek @Rxy36h @Teresa_Giudice @KimDPosche today. But the event was a few days ago before all of this broke out.
Real Housewives of New York Cast Blogs – Blogged by RamonaCoaster
I have learned the hard way that I do have a tendency to over-exaggerate to make a point.
Over-exaggerate? That’s putting it lightly.
The breakfast with Ramona, however, was a different matter. Yes, it was the aftermath of St. Barths, but my frustration with Ramona had been building for a long time and finally it came to a head. It is so much easier to say nothing and ignore things, but a cancer growing is not good either.
When a cancer is growing you cut it out. So if you don’t like someone, don’t pay them any attention.
While I sounded shrill, I could not keep it all bottled inside any longer.
That’s the problem. You keep things bottled up until you explode.
Do I think Ramona needs to go to “rehab?” No. I am certainly not the appropriate person to comment on people’s drinking. I’m not an expert, but my mom died six years ago of alcoholism. I’ve seen the havoc and devastation that alcoholism can wreak, and it makes me overly sensitive to heavy drinking. I need to remove myself from that topic as it is too close to home.
Alcoholism is an insidious disease. We don’t know who it affects until it’s too late. It affected your mother which in turn affected you. But just because alcoholism in your family had a negative effect on you, it does not mean you can project your feelings onto others.
Here is what I do think about Ramona:
She is rude and insensitive to most people most of the time.
True, yet she still has lots of friends that support her as we see at her charity event and she does have a good heart. When you tell her she’s crossing the line, she listens & apologizes.
She prioritizes her “turtle time” before anything else.
You’re mad because she didn’t make you priority #1. Ramona works hard and plays hard. It’s all on Twitter – traveling to promote her wine events, pictures with her family & friends having a great summer, supporting causes.
She will stop at nothing to cover up the truth. She will lie, discredit people, run away, or over-talk to deflect attention from her bad behavior.
You’re describing yourself. When you make Ramona look good, there’s something wrong with you.
Ramona brags that she is “honest,” but honesty without kindness is sheer brutality.
What was brutal was your behavior.
Ramona, however, seems to relish slamming others, both to their face and behind their backs. With that kind of honesty, I think I’d prefer polite deceit.
Then you deserve a friend like Jill Zarin. Hope you two become BFFs.
Growing up, my dad was my hero. He was an amazing father and husband to my beautiful mother. When I had my accident, he was the one who told me to “keep screaming” while I was trapped for three hours in the conveyor belt, even though others were trying to quiet me down. He was the one who told me that I would be the “bionic woman” when we learned the doctors would have to amputate my leg. He taught me never to be a follower and always believe in myself. He has always been funny, real and my champion — the way a great father should be.
I heard you say you were resentful of the way your parents spoiled you. If they had treated you like a normal child, maybe you wouldn’t turn into the narcissist you are today. But then again if you were normal you wouldn’t be on this show. Bethenny can really pick ’em. Andy owes her more than a fruit basket after handpicking that fruitcake.
And NEVER would he throw anyone out of his home, vacation spot, or party. Please try to look beyond his schtick — he is a decent, good man.
He’d probably try to poke a woman with his pecker, then she’d run out.
Suddenly, he found himself in a situation where he felt he had to protect his daughter.
I see the humor in sending a man to a women’s event after St. Barth’s but you should’ve never put him in that position.
All I can say is that Ramona should not have had two guards eject my father from her party. It was a vile moment that says more about Ramona’s relentless need to be seen in the best light than my father’s behavior. For the record Ramona’s self serving overreaction to my fathers touching her arm was the worst bad acting I have ever seen.
He did it twice. When he first said “hello” he held onto her wrist. Then after she walked away, he grabbed her upper arm. Too bad you can’t recognize your self serving overreaction.
I was very surprised that Ramona wouldn’t accept my check. This was about a charity, where personal feelings should not get in the way of money given to help those in need.
She should have accepted the check. But I see from her point of view how you would be an abuser and the irony of contributing to that cause.
If the tables were turned, I would never order the removal from my home or party of one of Ramona’s relatives. Believe me, my father was rattled and speechless.
I’m sure George has rattled many women to make them feel uncomfortable & speechless by his inappropriate behavior. Now he knows the feeling!
I would also like to cheer for my new friend Bradie. She lost her leg recently in a boating accident. She is 17 years old and lives in St Louis. This week she got up for the first time in a new temporary prosthesis. I am so proud of her strength, courage, and perseverance.
I hope your charity continues after the show ends.
This week’s show along with next week’s, highlights some of the charity work that the ladies of RHONY do. Tonight you saw Ramona’s event for the Domestic Women’s Abuse Center and you get a preview of my upcoming fashion show benefiting the Kellner Pediatric Liver Foundation, as well as a glimpse of Carole prepping for an event of hers that will support a charity in honor of her late husband. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to bring attention to the work we are doing at Kellner Pediatric Liver Foundation and for Organ Donor Awareness with the platform of RHONY. At Kellner among other initiatives, we raise money to support families who have a child in need of a liver transplant to survive but simply can’t afford it.
I’m glad Bravo shows the charity events on the show. I think you all are doing great work. Just don’t forget to fight so your event makes the show.
And thats Yummie stuff.
You go girl with the gratuitous advertising!
This year Sam suggested that I put on a Yummie fashion show. I figured the men would love seeing the beautiful ladies in their lingerie and the women would love the product so that was a Win/Win!
You know George would. Sell everybody!
I decided to asked Aviva to model in my show because:
1. She lives her life bravely with a disability. 2. She is gorgeous. 3. She add another level of attention to the show and to the charity as an inspiration to others. I was nervous that she would say no, but was thrilled that she immediately and without any hesitation agreed to do it. YAY!!
Of course she’d say yes. You’re feeding her ego and she eats it up.
As you all know, I am juggling a lot of different balls right now from Yummie to family but I really needed to focus on making this event the best it can be.
Sell, sell, sell!
We talked about the magic number of $400,000 that it takes to pay for one transplant. With all of my heart, I want us to reach that goal. You will have to see how far we get next week, but in the meantime, you can log onto KellnerLiverFoundation.org to help us!!
I hope you reach that goal and then some.
Off to Ramona’s lunch and fashion show to benefit the Domestic Women’s Abuse Center. Carole and I are whisked up to the 90th floor to a fabulous apartment with incredible views. Everything is going great. . .I am feeling super nerdy chic in my glasses and black satin skirt suit channeling J. Crew President and Creative Director Jenna Lyons (she’s so fab!).
Oh that’s who you are channeling. Problem is the details and the textures don’t come out on screen & on photo when you wear black. Jenna wears color.
Despite the fact that George might have been a bit too aggressive in his defense of Aviva (at Ramona’s party none-the-less), the guy is harmless and he was embarrassed and a little shaken to be asked to leave — truth be told.
I seriously doubt this was the first time he has been asked to leave because of his behavior.
So, Carole escorted him out in the most low key way possible as the emotions were flaring throughout the room.
Carole is very brave for being alone in an elevator with him.
I’m wondering why Sonja waited so long to take down the portrait of her ex husband! It’s going to be therapeutic for Sonja to redecorate her dining room and fill it with art that she enjoys and that doesn’t remind her of the past.
Did you have to point out how empty the two spaces on the wall were?
Aviva and Ramona’s lunch played out just like I thought it would. They are both so different and both are unwilling to let bygones be bygones. I think Aviva was wrong to blame Ramona for Sonja’s behavior. While Ramona loves to party with Sonja, Sonja is a grown woman and can make her own choices.
Wow you’re actually making sense without Jill’s influence.
Poor George! He loves Aviva and probably would do anything for her but coming to Ramona’s charity event and advocating for Aviva wasn’t the best idea even if he was bearing donations. Aviva needs to fight her own battles and keep her father out of it. We tried to preserve his dignity by walking out with him but I know he felt embarrassed. I just wish George had opted to leave before Ramona called in the guards to have him removed.
Holy cow jumped over the moon! Are you feeling okay Luann? You don’t seem like your snake-like self. I’m actually beginning to….(gulp) like you.
Today is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday. He had a lot of friends and trust me, they all drove drunk. He was a wiz, too, with metaphor so I think I’ll borrow his words.
“[Real Housewife] quarrels are bitter things. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”
I know what he’s talking about — I don’t have enough material for this blog.
It’s hard to defend Aviva after what you’ve seen. You can’t say anything (not enough material) to alleviate Aviva’s hate and Ramona’s hard feelings.
Do you get the feeling you’ve read it all before? Same stuff, different scene. I’ve got George buying potency wood, Sonja too upset to hang her coat, Heather strutting her Yummie with skill, Robin Pocker of the Pocker pictures pocketing paintings with her crew, Aviva giving spelling lessons and. . .well, whatever.
I’m sure there’s a passage in the housewife handbook stating “it sucks to fight but we need the ratings.”
That penthouse is really high up.
It’s a penthouse. What do you expect?
Sonja has turned a corner on friends and husbands. She’s taking down the portraits that the Queen Mother’s painter painted. Oh boy. Nothing sincere can come after that statement. Here it comes: The Morgans are American royalty. Yes, royalty who charge us $3 to use their ATMs. There’s an Aristocrat for you. (Cheap!) No wonder he hasn’t kept to his pre-conception agreement.
Royalty expects loyalty without having to pay for it.
Heather is Yummie
Heather’s even got you advertising for her. Gotta love it.
$400,000 for one organ? Wow. I’m not an organ donor, but now I’m going to be. Everything but my heart — it’s taken some hits, it’s mostly scar tissue now. I think I’m going to have my heart buried with me. Me and my heart on a hilly green knoll under big shady elm trees. My tombstone will read “She Was Something. . .” Unless any of you come up with something else. Tweet me.
Heather’s would be “She Was Yummie.” She’s even got me advertising for her!
It’s really amazing, the work Heather does to raise money for transplants. Like with Jake. Remember when Aviva helped get Jake running legs? It’s so humbling to see kids like that — like Heather’s son Jax — who need legs and new livers, and still smile so big with their great big hearts. It puts pinot and pirates in perspective. Having a son who almost died is sobering. Maybe this is why Heather is so grounded.
Could you teach Aviva to be grounded? She seems to take advantage of her missing limb and phobias as a way to manipulate people.
M-E-TA-P-H-O-R meet R-A-M-O-N-A
When Bravo does a montage (have they already folks?) of the Top 10 Fights of Housewife History, I’ll bet this scene is number three. I’d put it against anything Miami comes up with this season.
Aviva’s flip out in St. Barth’s would make the top 3. This scene is just a continuation.
I don’t know about Ramona and Sonja and LuAnn, but I would love to go to rehab. 28 days to talk about myself, and the ladies, and the day we vowed not to be mean girls and how things really took a turn that day at lunch when we first talked about Heather talking. I want to talk about the crumb tray that never appeared, the Italians who didn’t show, the parade that never was. . .oh, boy, do I want to talk.
I can’t wait for the reunion. Did they let you talk? Better yet, write a book.
Charity starts at Home
George should not have come, but he did, then he left. It wasn’t the right place for apologies. The cameras didn’t catch it but he was rattled. Heather and I noticed it. For all his bluster he is uninitiated in the ways of Housewife Warfare. He seemed confused.
He’s used to his money talking for him. Entitlement is a disease that can spread and when you realize you’re just like everyone else, it can be disconcerting.
I was so angry because I wanted closure with my ex above all else and was willing to give up a lot in my settlement financially to keep my daughter in her childhood home.
When I didn’t get my face-to-face with him, and a fair way to do that (not even close, according to my lawyers), I was angry. It’s been so long that I have been working and supporting so much on my own beyond what child support can do.
There are many women that work and have kids with no child support who don’t live in a NYC townhouse. Maybe if you let go of the old stuff, you can invite better stuff in.
My assets and cash are tied up in this divorce and I want what is rightfully mine, and to be independent again so I can move on. If it means losing our home and a lot of what I have worked my whole life for, then I would have to continue in court to fight, in other words sue, for cold cash. It’s not what I want to do. . .It takes time, energy, and money away from my daughter.
Why your ex would rather let the money go to the lawyers is beyond me.
Wow! It’s not appropriate for George to go out with Carole because Aviva cares for her? What does that say about me and Aviva? No wonder I said I questioned her motives in my earlier blog when she wanted to set me up with George.
Apparently it’s okay for George to screw someone she thinks is “white trash” and not her friend that’s like a sister. Glad you didn’t fall for that setup.
Aviva should have never sent her father to an all-girls event that Ramona was hosting when they are on bad terms. Mail the check. He says he gave thousands and thousands of dollars? Try $500?
He says he has sex every day too. I guess all those libido herbal meds are going to waste.
Then when he calls Ramona “trailer t–d.” Oh my. Now we understand where Aviva gets her language from. I feel bad for Aviva at this point. I think George has enabled Aviva, as Carole has. No one has helped Aviva see the truth. Carole has no idea what has gone down at this point.
How did Aviva change a lightbulb? She said, “Daddy, I want a new apartment.”
I am standing on my own two feet. I am not out at the Bed Bath and Beyond looking for a husband to support me and my daughter.
Reid opened his wallet and there she appeared.
I am working hard with Sonja in The City. So many parties! And in real time with months and sometimes a year to plan! Not with in days, and with budget!!! Not comped and out of my pocket!!! Yipppppeee!!!
Did Aviva attack you for Sonja in The City anniversary party at the reunion? It looked okay. She should just be thankful you didn’t ask Luann to sing.
Divorce is always hard and it takes so much strength to get through it. I haven’t gone through this and LuAnn has. She showed such a warm, kind, compassionate side of herself with Sonja. I am happy LuAnn was there for Sonja to give her the support and understanding she needed.
I just loved the scene between Carole and Mario. Its always great when your friends and significant other get along and I really enjoyed watching Carole and Mario interact and work together in his office.
They are paisans.
I grew up in a home with domestic violence. So many victims are afraid to speak because they are afraid of the judgments. Domestic violence crosses all races and classes. I have tried to give it a voice whenever I can. I decided to raise money for a NYC shelter that takes in women and children who are victims of domestic violence. I set it up as a ladies luncheon, women supporting women. There was a fashion show showing Kimberly Towers’ designs, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a pretty glass bowl set up where everyone could put their donations.
Aviva is too self-absorbed with her own issues to realize that others may have issues in their past. I’m sure Aviva can never be as scary as your father was to you. Stay strong!
I was very surprised to see George there. Isn’t everyone a little taken back when an uninvited guest shows up?
They know you don’t like surprises.
Not only did he start yelling and demanding apologies but he was taking attention away from the cause!
You were yelling too.
George made it about himself and Aviva. He made it a huge scene. I wanted to just walk away because this wasn’t what the afternoon was about. Then he grabbed my arm with a hard pinch to keep my attention. He hurt me and he was trying to force me into a situation I didn’t want to be in.
The utter irony that he put his hand on you during a charity event raising money for abused women is unbelievably idiotic.
Of course, in the end the donations were not rejected and I accepted them. They donated $500. The same I donated to Aviva’s cause.
Mr. Big Bucks says he donated thousands of dollars. I’m pretty sure he exaggerated his sexual conquests too.
I did not have two burly bodyguards carry a weak eighty year old man out of an event.
I wouldn’t describe Carole as burly.
When Aviva called me to meet her for breakfast I for sure thought she wanted to clear the air and have us be in a good place again. What happened to the Aviva who said, “Say what you mean, but don’t be mean”?
I believe Reid had to tell her that. Now we know why he did.
Harry (Aviva’s ex-husband) and I have been friends for years, long before I knew Aviva. I called Harry to see if he could give me some better insight into Aviva. I really wasn’t understanding any of her behavior towards me in St. Barth’s. I apologized twice already and that was clearly not working.
I would want to know why Aviva’s a-hole is so tight – you couldn’t push a needle through her butt with a bulldozer.
It’s as if Aviva became a snake full of venom and vile words, that were lies nonetheless. No one can say that I ran away from Aviva. I just sat there and took her non-stop abuse. Part of me was in shock. I was frozen in my chair. I was hoping this would stop and quickly. I was thinking maybe she worked like a light. As quickly as you turn a light switch on, she would just switch and become the Aviva I first knew.
None of this happened. There was nothing more for me to do but exit.
Can’t argue with crazy. It’s not as if anything you did would scar her life permanently. Hand her your face cream. She’s jealous ’cause for a 56 yr old woman you look younger than she does.