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Twitter wars continue between Heather DuBrow and Alexis Bellino. Heather tweeted this less than an hour ago:
“This is getting out of control. Truly beneath us both
@AlexisBellino . I wish you and your family well. Good luck in your future projects.”
This is the latest in the twitter “war” between the ladies that started after Heather had hinted in press that Alexis had been fired and had not quit the Real Housewives of Orange County (Tamra has been saying the same thing).
In the past few days, Alexis has tweeted the following:
“Anyone that’s tired of mean girls…that’s who leaves a successful show!”
@heatherdubrow Do I need 2release my offer letter 2the media & make u look like a fool? Stick to what you know HD…being mean.”
I’m on Alexis’s side on this one. Heather shouldn’t be slamming Alexis, and not expect her to defend herself. That just doesn’t make sense.
Meanwhile in Miami, Elaine Lancaster – AKA Robert, tweeted the following photo with Kathy Wakile and Richie. Elaine is a drag queen that is featured on Real Housewives of Miami – but obviously not in drag in this photo. I can’t get over how bright Richie’s teeth are.
Real Housewives of New York Cast Blogs by RamonaCoaster
I must start with a huge thank you to Bravo for giving me this extraordinary opportunity to have such a tremendous platform to reach others. You have allowed me to connect in such a personal and meaningful way with amputees and physically challenged people who found inspiration in the day-to-day life of a middle-aged, nutty housewife doing her thing.
It’s nice that Bravo gave her the ability to raise money or awareness for her charity. But I have to ask the question if other amputees watching her would find her day-to-day life inspiring. She lives an upper class lifestyle in NYC courtesy of her father & husband, goes to fabulous Bravo filmed parties and throws tantrums when her expectations aren’t fulfilled. Not everyone lives this day-to-day life and nor is her behavior to be emulated.
Viewers, I am deeply grateful to you for watching! Thank you for your love, laughter, tears, and anger. You are all amazing, and I appreciate all your comments good and bad, hopeful and harsh, constructive and castigating. I promise, I am listening and learning.
I hope all the vitriol that was aimed at Aviva from the viewers was worth it and that she really is “listening and learning.” She may apologize at the reunion earning her a spot on the roster next season.
When Carole told us about her first tournament ever, we offered to donate the medals that every player received on the ribbons and the trophies in addition to a monetary contribution. Mario, besides having True Faith Jewelry, has produced medals and trophies as well as custom products for his family company, Awards Gifts R Us, which has spanned three generations!
Carole is downplaying your generosity. Is she Team Aviva and not telling anyone because she’s too afraid of the backlash?
Here’s Carole’s twitter feed:
Carole Radziwill @CaroleRadziwill : Ramona didn’t offer to donate any Pinot Grigio for my party.
I was so excited to attend an event as a family! The last thing I wanted was any drama so I knew I was going to stay as far away as possible from Aviva and her dad, George. I was so shocked when George came over. Yes he said hello to Mario, but he acted as if he wanted to linger. Was he looking for another confrontation? The fact that he again resorts to name calling shows me the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Good idea! Don’t let him linger and for goodness sake, keep him away from Avery.
Sonja’s idea to cover her bases by having two different looks for her toaster oven was very smart. Usually, if time allows, you do a market survey to see which look appeals better to your customer. In this case it would have be either Sonja alone or Sonja with the bare-chested man.
Is the audience supposed to be Sonja’s test market? Is that how she’s saving money? Well she got Bethenny’s response on Twitter. It’s great that she watches the show.
This can be costly and time was of the essence, so I really never understood why Heather was opposed to it. It’s called covering your options, which is done in business all the time.
Time is passing and no toaster oven & no toaster oven cookbook.
Heather did a great job helping The Kellner Foundation to raise money and awareness. Let’s be clear though, this was not a fashion runway show at Lincoln Center. I go to many shows, sit front row, and speak to the person next to me. This was a cocktail party of five hundred people who were all constantly talking.
If 500 hundred people jumped off the BrooklynBridge, would you? It’s still rude to talk during the charity fashion show. Not once did it occur to you, you may have been bothering the photographer, Gian Andre.
After the entire event was over, Sonja brought up the subject again and Heather overheard. After all of Heather’s hard work on that night’s event, it was the wrong time to discuss it, and I understood her frazzled reaction.
It was Heather’s night and was feeling understandably stressful. The whole toaster oven marketing debacle in Heather’s head has gone on too long. I get that your helping your friend market her products on the show.
All Aviva does is bully me and she seems crippled from the past events. . .no pun intended.
Ramona, don’t skate on thin ice.
I grabbed Carole’s arm forcefully to show what George did to me.
Easy Ramona. She’s so tiny. You could flick her with your pinky.
Did George grab me? Yes. Did it hurt me when he did? Yes, painfully so. Did I accurately reenact George’s grab of my arm? No, I did not. But George’s grasp of my arm felt like what I displayed to Carole. It was such a violation and made me so upset that I admit I was almost losing it when I was showing Carole. I was so frustrated and was reliving the moment where I felt George had violated me and I reacted to Carole with what I felt at the charity event for domestic violence and abuse.
I think that you were also frustrated with Aviva and had to take your anger out on at least one person that was enabling her.
Our group is not fractured. Only Aviva has caused problems with Sonja and me and has not been willing to let it go. Aviva, I feel, is not a happy person and is full of inner rage which has manifested itself like an ugly roaring beast. I wish Aviva no ill will and only hope that one day she can come to peace with herself.
Is this written after the reunion? I wonder now if Aviva apologized.
Okay so tired of these girls talking BS. They get to Ping Pong and the first thing they say is Ramonamonster threw out George?????????
I was in that room and he was pulling her arm, talking in her face, at HER event when she was responsible for 80 other women in the room being happy and pleased that they showed up to support her charity!
At least her charity event made it to the show and George definitely showcased why we should assist and donate for women’s abuse. I think the misconception the other ladies had was of George being this helpless old man. He’s living independently and is responsible for his own behavior.
Anyhoo to be fair to HEATHER it takes a lot of time to film the show and manage your other businesses, be a mother and wife, maintain your friendships, your charities and to ALSO help out a friend, free of charge, using our RHONY platform. It’s double edged (scary risky!), You are sharing your time.
It’s always a gamble to allow someone to showcase their marketing talents under the guise of helping you.
We cheered on Aviva, loved the fashions. I never expected Heather to find Ramona and I in the exit hall. I told her that. I told her the event was fabulous, that she did a great job especially on the auction. I can see why she was upset though. These events take months and it comes to a boil at the end. We did dance after the incident though.
Meaningful experiences and strengthening of relationships are usually experienced on the dance floor per Ramona.
I’m flabbergasted with all the girls ganging up on Ramona at Carole’s book party to say that she was wrong to throw out George, poor elderly George!!!! The girls were in the same room as me I’m really appalled. They saw the same thing as me and they continue to badger Ramona for asking someone to leave a party they were not invited to. His daughter was invited. They were on bad terms. Disrespectful.
They may not have seen it but at least the camera caught George both times with a hand on Ramona’s arm. Creepy!
Having said that, Ramona is wrong when she says I tell her one thing and Heather another. I never told Heather anything different than what I told Ramona. I told Heather I wasn’t being heard. I told Heather that I brought Ramona into the mix because of this, and because Ramona knows me well and she was worried.
Funny how in Heather’s mind she thought it was a eff you and got upset. Then she wouldn’t give the rest of the pictures. Very bratty!
Once Heather offered to do the brand campaign with me I gave up a man who works with Martha Stewart. Martha has many! He offered to help and wanted to be attached to the publicity, the box packaging, my website and all that goes with that. Heather came from the right place because she wanted to help me knowing how much I needed that help!
Ok so Heather wants to showcase her marketing talents and you want free pictures. What’s Heather’s beef then? Because things don’t work out the way she wants them to in her head, she throws a fit? She got the Aviva disease.
However it didn’t change the fact that I didn’t need another toaster oven shoot that I’ve done tens of twenty times though. I needed a branding campaign and a brandstamp that would go long-term with the growth of my new companies. Everyone saw my toaster oven shoot last year.
And Kelly saw your cooch!
I asked for the sexy J, a feminine font. I was then told it was free and that I was not the client and that I had to take what they wanted to do and I took offense to that because I know it started from a good place and Heather wanted to help a friend.
I guess you didn’t get the memo that it was for the show and they couldn’t waste any more of their precious time on it.
I am just happy Heather and I came out the other end friends. She was gracious to shoot the box for me both ways, one with the man and one without. It came out beautiful and will be so useful. But that we are friends is what I am most grateful for at this time and place. I could be gone tomorrow just like that. I appreciate her honesty, respect and the fact she believes in me and that I have a new friend I can count on through thick and thin.
All I see is Heather’s Cheshire cat grin. You are definitely more gracious than me. I think Heather only wanted to help you up to a certain point but I think your charm got you the photo shoot when Heather wanted to back out. James decided to do it when he spoke to you alone while Heather was talking to Luann. I hope Sonja keeps following through and we will eventually see a Sonja product on store shelves.
Why does Heather recap the show in her blogs? We saw the show already or will see it in a million reruns.
I thought it was nice of George to say hi to Mario. George is 80 and his heart is in the right place. He is harmless overall and he seems to be taking it all in stride.
Just be glad he didn’t demand another apology.
Carole and I are doing our best socializing with everyone and I walk up on my Jon having a heart-to-heart with Aviva. I think Jon is right about Ramona and I think he gives Aviva some great advice, but I also am getting frustrated with the same ole, same ole from Aviva and clearly think it is time for her to move on to a new conversation.
Too bad Aviva didn’t take your advice and move on to a new conversation permanently. And how could Jon have an opinion if he wasn’t there.
I was at my Yummie Tummie offices sitting at the same table where I first met with Sonja to talk about branding her toaster oven concept. James and Gian Andre are here with me, and in comes Sonja to see our presentation of the layouts. Remember, we did this exercise to help Sonja out.
The last sentence is interesting. Why did she have to tell us to remember? The way I see it you want to get your marketing skills promoted and there’s nothing wrong with that and giving someone more than one option would make the “client” indecisive but you threw Sonja under the bus telling everyone she’s not paying, wouldn’t give her more pictures and chastised her for being “entitled.” I’m not sure if people would want to work with someone like that.
We gave her our time and expertise at no expense to her because we want her to succeed. Sonja has had it pretty bad these past few years between the lawsuit and her woes with her ex so this toaster oven could really help her out if it hits big. We went as far as mocking up a box for her so she could present it to potential retailers, and I think we nailed it.
The pictures of Sonja and the food with the toaster oven did look good.
Can you tell me what you thought of it all? Which one did you prefer? (Please pick the one with the hunk in it! And, yes I did enjoy the model casting. LOL)
I liked the one without the hunk. The features and quality of the toaster oven sell the toaster oven, not the picture.
Everything was crazy backstage as we prepared for the runway show and I have to keep on with Aviva and her desire to make changes. You can’t mess with the designer’s vision and she knows better to push me when I am being pulled in a thousand different directions. But, she looks so gorgeous and I am so proud of her for doing this.
And now that you’ve seen her go postal on Ramona, I’m sure you wouldn’t want to her to go off the deep end on you.
Aviva took off the jacket. Wow. She doesn’t fail to surprise me these days, but in the spirit of my charity I decide to let it all go with her, but what I can’t stand for is Sonja and Ramona’s incessancy about this damn toaster oven!
So Aviva gets a pass. I don’t blame you.
They start right in with it and this behavior at my event is sickening to me. Carole said it right. . .Samonja needs the attention and spotlight all of the time. So, they talk through the runway show and they start up with Gian Andre and they are just a hot mess. Watching the episode with you all, I can see that they were both a little sorry they brought this up and they were back peddling to get out of BUT hindsight is of course 20/20.
They were just talking amongst themselves. They want the idea of a toaster oven out there just like you want to be known as a marketing expert. It’s a battle for screen time.
I had worked so hard on this event and it was so meaningful to me that I finally had had enough of it. It wasn’t the place for this conversation and it was time for me to say it.
Throwing an event like that is stressful and frustrating. For some reason, taking it out on Ramonja seems to be the latest fad.
So, is it just me or is there something truly disingenuous about an apology if you have to ask for it? I for one don’t accept it as being sincere if I have to beg someone to say sorry. I bring this up because I think Aviva needs to stop asking Ramona to apologize. What will it do? Will it make her feel better? In my opinion, she needs to just back down and give this whole thing with Ramona some time. They just continue to circle the drain with these heightened emotions and it’s getting them nowhere.
Aviva just wants an excuse to attack Ramona. I think Jill has been in her head. It’s always Jill’s fault! Hahaha!
What did you think of my behavior at the party?? A bit icy, right?
I think everyone can form their own opinions.
I have learned not to hold grudges and admittedly sometimes it’s easier than other times, but I can see Ramona trying to improve on herself and I know in her heart Sonja is grateful. With that, I will leave you with a few lessons I’ve learned this season: Narcissism is a truly a disease and trust me it is highly contagious.
It’s the Aviva disease. When someone doesn’t fall in with their expectations in their head, your “entitled” to go scold, bully and/or go ape-sh*t on them.
Luann de Lesseps
We had an amazing season and I want to thank everyone who tuned in to watch and who took the time to read and comment on our blogs.
If Aviva were a real model and had asserted her demands to any designer other than Heather, she would probably have been booted from the show.
Passive-aggressive comments toward Aviva doesn’t make me mad.
Heather specifically asked Aviva to wear the jacket because it was part of a look and since she allowed Aviva the honor of closing the show, you’d think that Aviva would have done what Heather requested. Overall, jacket or no jacket, I thought Aviva looked terrific on the runway.
Followed by a face-saver. In all the fashion shows feature on RHONY, I don’t think anyone has asked Luann to be in one even though she’s the one with model experience.
It must bite her in the *ss.
It’s unbelievable to me that both ladies don’t see how much Heather did for Sonja. If Sonja is unhappy with the package design, she should hire someone to do it and pay them. I wasn’t surprised that Heather was still angry the following night because she deserves praise not criticism for everything she did to help Sonja.
Didn’t Sonja thank her and said she loved both pictures? What do you want blood?
I feel pretty good about my relationships with all the ladies and for me, the season ends on a good note. I’m happily in love, my children are doing great, and I’m feeling better than I have in years.
Another boring season for Luann.
Ping pong, however, is another story. It doesn’t honor anyone. It’s a maddening game with a crazy little ball that is impossible to control; it seemed perfect for Housewives. Plus, Spin has a bar. Also perfect.
It’s best to get people drunk before the game starts so you can have an edge being sober.
I asked two of the club’s professionals to play with us, since most of us didn’t know a ping from a paddle. Frank is very good, Jonathan might have been stoned.
Or offer them your pot.
I learned a good lesson from this: If you want to skip a fight or the recap of a fight, plan a ping pong tournament.
And Big Guns seems thrilled to be leaving the toaster oven box business. Did you see him? He did a jig. Heather went above and beyond the call of friend duty. Heather signed up for reality and she got unreality. Heather is in the undergarments fashion business. She is not in the toaster oven box business.
You all make it seem like one big disaster happened. It’s all in Heather’s head and a part of Sonja’s marketing plan. Problem is – no toaster oven.
And yes, I’m comparing books to babies again. Yes, I know I haven’t had any babies. Yes, I know babies are hard, I’m just saying that writing a book is a bitch and there’s no epidural. And in the end, when I finished, I had to throw my own party and buy the champagne and flowers myself. I’ve been to a lot of baby showers and I’ve bought a lot of strollers. I bought one for my sister-in-law, even; she liked it. She’s had babies, and books, and she wishes books came much easier.
Hope your book is successful with all that work put into it.
I-R-O-N-Y meet I-R-H-O-N-Y
Season Note: Ramona plays up her pinot drinking escapades on the show. I get it. She’s in the wine business. She loves her pinot. She says herself, “I work hard and I play hard.” We’ve heard it all season. Sonja plays up the lampshade on her head party-goer who owns a party planning company. Cool. I think it suits them to always look like the life of the party, and I’m sure it is good for business. They chose to play it that way, and consume many glasses of pinot, whether it’s completely true or not. In St. Barths they both had a glass of pinot in their hand in nearly every scene. It is fun to watch, right? We all enjoy it. They make me laugh most of the time. For the record, I think the drinking all the time is a little bit of an act for cameras. But with that in mind. . .
I couldn’t help but wonder. . .Does anyone see the tongue in cheek humor in Ramona and Sonja attending a fundraiser related to liver disease? But first. . .
That’s quite a long disclaimer you needed to get out the way before the punch line or else you’ll get another angry Ramona tweet about your love for the ganja weed.
Aviva looks good in everything. No tights, shapely legs, great butt, fabulous outfit. Hot. Just don’t drop the jacket, Viv. Don’t take off the jacket. Aviva, what are you doing? Noooooo. . .Don’t take off the gorgeous jacket and put those silly necklaces on, no! You dropped the jacket! Aviva is a good sport, but not a good model. Models are not designers. Models are meant to be seen and not heard. Strut and smile, and smile! Did Heather just say “strap-on”?
I wish Aviva was not seen or heard from ever again.
This is where worlds collide. The crossroads of everything that came before and will most definitely come again — Sonja and Ramona are attending a liver organ donation charity event. I’d take Sonja’s heart, because it’s big. And I’d take Ramona’s stomach, she’s got a strong one, but I’ll pass on her colon. It malfunctions when Aviva is around. I’d take her corneas, though, and small intestine but none of her filtering organs — liver, kidney, pancreas, nope. She’s unfiltered and those organs are working hard. I’d take her lungs. I’d definitely take Ramona’s lungs. Her lungs, in fact, would be my number one pick, that and Sonja’s décolleté. Can you donate décolleté?
I think Sonja would like your *ss. Then maybe Clooney would be interested.
Lucy and Ethel are at it again here talking all the way through the show, complaining about. . .? (Drum roll, please.) Yep. The toaster oven shoot. You can’t make this up. I couldn’t write this. Shakespeare couldn’t write this. Didn’t I tell you we’d be talking about this photoshoot until the very last minute? I don’t lie.
It was rude for them to talk during the show. I guess it helps to get the buzz going about this non-existent toaster oven.
I invited a bunch of my real life friends to my I Finished My Book party. That’s them sneaking around giggling in the background. They were like Florida school kids at Great Adventure — thrilled to see the animals in their element. Giddy at the chance to see us Housewives up close, unleashed, in the wild. There was an audible gasp in the room when Ramona grabbed my arm, like when the lions yawn then eat a visitor at the zoo. They’re still talking about it, right now.
It’s like watching National Geographic. Observing animals in their natural habitat. I think if you are on next season you should narrate with an English accent.
Rule #746: Don’t invite your friends to your Real Housewife party.
Michael my agent sounds like he’s reading from Tolstoy. He’s a good agent.
By the end of the party, though, my eyes have come unhinged, they’re rolling around in my sockets like marbles. I look possessed. And then, just when I think we’re all fait accompli, a great tremor lifts the room. A powerful wind howls and rages and chunky jewelry is swept up in a cloud. Our screams and fights and screams are all mashed up in a swirling dervish of Louboutins. It’s bedlam. The building buckles and bends. My head, oh my head. Something furry lands on my cheek. I pass out.
When I come to, the wind has died down, the cabs are askew on the Avenues and I am in my bed, in my room, with Margaret curled at my feet. Lenny, my mailman, is applying a compress to my head. He’s in a blue strapless dress, which seems odd, but I don’t let it concern me. Tripp has come round with my coffee, and a man wearing a leather vest, who I can’t quite place on his arm. Lydia my housekeeper holds a tray of mac and cheese truffles. She’s wearing a brown bikini but none of that’s important.
My intern, Eric, hands me a wine bottle and adjusts his boa.
“Now, now,” he says. “It’s okay. You must have been dreaming.”
“No.” I say. “I wasn’t. It was a real truly live place, and I remember that some of it wasn’t very nice. And most of it was very drunk. There was a Lion with a huge smile and a Scarecrow with cleavage and a kind Tinman who tried to fly and a Wizard who made wine — oh, and a real-life Countess! But just the same all I kept saying to everybody was ‘I want to go home.’”
Tripp takes my hand, “Carole, this is George. He’s from Miami. He wants to have your baby.” George looks like Johnny Depp but before I can tell Tripp this, Lydia proposes a toast. “Oh my,” I say. “You all seem so. . .familiar.”
I shake my head. No. It was just a dream. In the other room, my piano begins to play. “Hey, baby, I was worried about you,” Russ yells. I smile. Then someone starts to sing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
“Is that. . .Cara Quici?”
“Shh,” Eric says. “Take a drink.” I do. I felt better. I scratch Margaret behind the ears. A parade goes by under my window. A tuba plays on the street. Someone screams something about f—ing in the ass. Coats go to charity. Dresses to moviestars.
“Oh, but anyway, Mags,” I say, “We’re home! And this is our room, and we’re here. And we’re not gonna leave here ever, ever again because it’s crazy out there! They yell. And no one knows what they’re yelling about and there are too many lunches. But it’s okay. It is. Because there’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”
And. . .cut. Fade to black.
This was a heck of a ride. Thanks for sticking with me, you guys. I miss you already.
Until we meet again. . .
I love dream sequences. At least there’s no Alice and Wonderland theme. It’s been overplayed. Did you eat English Stilton? I read on Wikipedia you can have strange dreams eating English Stilton cheese before going to bed. Anyway the last half of Carole’s blog has an excerpt of her book in it. I highly recommend reading it.
Guest Blog Saturday! Teresa – Blogged from Both Sides
We’ve had guest blogs on Danielle, Jacqueline, and now it’s time for Teresa. Stephiebar sent me an opinion piece earlier in the week, and then after all the drama in the blog comments this week, I decided that to please everyone (or no one) I’d ask MelTheHound to write a pro-Teresa piece. Here you go. Please be kind to each other. Remember. This is just a reality show. Remember. Andy Cohen is laughing at us right now!
Guest Blog by Stephiebar
Hello Lynn Family!
Firstly I’d like to start this blog post by doing a massive shout out and thank-you to the team that keeps this site alive and dedicated to Lynn, I speak for myself (and many others) when I say Real Housewives wouldn’t be the same without this page. I’m just sad that Lynn isn’t here to take it all in; I hope she’s getting to watch (with a much better view) somewhere!
The last time I wrote a profile piece for Lynn it was a fairly scathing review of Kim Richards; and this one regarding Miss Teresa isn’t going to be so different, I seem to only write when one of these broads gets my blood boiling.
Being that Teresa seems to bring out strong feelings in people and is somewhat controversial in that you either love her or hate her, feel free to disagree and rip my blog apart, all feedback is welcome.
Teresa Giudice – The Best Selling Story Teller
Born in Paterson New Jersey in May 1972, Teresa was the first child and only daughter of Italian immigrants. From Teresa’s own admission and a quick google search, Paterson is a ghetto.
I think where people grow up is of huge significance in forming who they are today, so bear with me on this. Growing up in the ghetto would mean that Teresa and Joe grew up in a working class neighborhood constantly filled with financial depression, fear and a constant need or urge to do better. I found this really interesting as when she first came on screen talking about living in other people’s houses as “icky,” needing a brand new mansion built for her, it created a persona of a sweet, slightly ignorant and “clueless” wealthy girl, who claimed her father gave her everything she ever wanted and she turned out great.
This is such a contradiction all those who knew Teresa growing up in Paterson.
I, for one, am a sucker for a good rags to riches story, and love the pride that comes from making something out of nothing, especially in a migrant situation (I lived in a foreign country and worked for 6 bucks an hour while learning the language, it’s really really freaking tough). So I salute Teresa’s parents and how hard they worked to give their children better lives; however I do wonder if they imagined that the chance of the American dream would ultimately end up giving their children a license to kill each other and cage fight on TV for money?
In season 1 and 2 Teresa was my girl. I cried when she got her 4th gorgeous girl and I worried about her when she started to go through such a tough time publicly with her bankruptcy. I thought she was the perfect balance of stage mom/ fan/ protector to Gia, I even liked her ‘flip out and flip the switch’ personality. I was angry at Bravo when news broke that her family would be coming on to “take down Teresa,” and I wanted her to reign matriarch of her family. I was disgusted at baby Joey’s baptism and I never wanted to hear Melissa say “praise Jesus” again. Teresa was right in this, she didn’t sign up for Jerry Springer, she signed up with friends and I still feel it was wrong of Bravo to green light the new cast members to air family issues. Do I blame Melissa and Kathy? Not so much, the chance of fame and fortune is hard to pass up, they took the bait, but so do most fish.
However over the last 2 seasons, Teresa’s behavior and lies are just getting too much, her need to constantly be the center of attention and on “The Teresa Show,” her inability to let things slide and refusal to reflect on her own behavior is just sick and Part 1 of the reunion was the last straw for me.
Was it four against one? Yes. Was it deserved and did she ask for it and enjoy it? Yes. Unfortunately the other ladies don’t realize they just made Teresa a martyr.
The situation with Jacqueline and her son Nick brought tears to my eyes and I don’t think there was a dry eye around the world watching that, and even in that moment, Teresa made it about her. Was Caroline rude and aggressive over that? Yes. I would have been sent to prison.
I think Jacqueline is right in that she is impulsive, but always truthful, for all of Jacqueline’s impulsive behavior, we haven’t caught her in a single lie. An impulsive liar would be easy to catch. Queue stage right, Teresa.
Teresa was clearly in on the Melissa set up, not only with the coincidences of running into sleazy bald guy who wanted to trash talk Melissa, but we heard from Melissa, Teresa had already questioned her about stripping. From Jacqueline and Caroline we heard that Teresa has been saying for the last two seasons that she was a dancer. From sleazy baldy we heard how he was doing it for “Kim D and Teresa.”
Not to mention the text messages, before it was even spoken about at the table – Jax knew.
Jax had no dog in this fight. Teresa had a dog in this fight and so did Kim D, publicity for her event.
Remember the size of Kim D’s first fashion show, Kim owes Teresa and Bravo for all the free publicity T brings with her brand of drama to fashion shows.
How would Jax have the texts if it was all just coincidence? Not possible. The other thing that was a dead giveaway for me was Teresa’s conversation with Kathy, when she came back to the table, T was trying to tell Kathy about what sleazy bald guy was saying about Melissa. But it was the way she was saying it, “This guy just told me something bad about Melissa.” That’s a pot stir, clear and direct. Kathy was dismissive of the whole conversation, which looked like it was frustrating T, she needed her to take the bait before she could divulge more.
If T wanted to dismiss it she wouldn’t have said anything OR she’d have at most said, “This guy is a sh*t stirrer and he’s here to hurt Mel.” But even in T’s talking head she was saying, “I’ve heard so much stuff about Melissa and now it’s got me really thinking, maybe she was.”
The conversations with Kim D could not have been more contrived. His job was to get in and get out, T knew it and Kim D knew it. “He went home because he had no friends” sounds plausible ladies, (coughing *bullsh*t*..)
The other dead giveaway; the illegally taped conversation that Jax mentioned in the reunion. T didn’t deny the existence of her friend spilling the beans, smugly smiled and snarked ‘yep’ when Jax mentioned she couldn’t legally play the tape, and then later snarked that Jax should have taped the conversation T had with Melissa when the cameras were down indicating that T faked the makeup with Jax and truthfully couldn’t stomach her. Other Teresa lies that continue to come unwound:
- Teresa’s brother-in-law at the fashion show. So that T can claim the guy in the photos with the other woman was T’s brother-in-law, “See they look so alike him and my Joe!” Umm, episode one of this season had Gia questioning Joe about this photo and Joe admitted it was him and it was just a friend. T may not remember it, he was being rude, I think she blocks it all out.
Joe didn’t get away with passing as his brother to the DMV, does T think the viewers are that stupid?
- Then the magazine apology, again Teresa said that the apology was real and that she didn’t get paid for the article. Yeah you did, Joe admitted it and you lied on the Wendy Williams show stating that you had also contacted all the women to apologize in person. You did no such thing by your own admission on the reunion.
- T commented on Anderson Cooper stating that she did nothing wrong at all and have nothing to apologize for. Which is it? So where you lying to the mags, to Andy, Cooper of Wendy?
- My favorite lie and when I really started to turn away from Teresa is when she stated her personal bankruptcy was due to the economy, tenants not being able to pay their rent on time, so Juicy’s business defaulted on loans.
Teresa claimed PERSONAL bankruptcy because she and Juicy couldn’t pay their personal creditors! The business went into liquidation because of dodgy dealings and Juicy forging his business partner’s signature to get more loans! Then he got sued for the amount of the loans from business partner and for business fraud. The victims of the economy didn’t do anything to Teresa.
- However, Teresa and Joe did hide assets and hubby was looking at jail time for it – thus T pulled out of the bankruptcy to avoid jail. Let’s see if T can pull through, my guess is the creditors will settle for 20 cents on the dollar, meaning what T falsely accused victims of the economy of doing, is what she’ll actually do.
- T’s lie to Andy about writing blogs after not being able to spell or explain Napalm was further evidence of the impulsive liar.
Teresa reminds me of most people with a temper and only a few brain cells, it doesn’t matter how ridiculous the point of view, if she feels backed into a corner she will attack relentlessly and refuse to see anyone else’s point of view or take any criticism of her own behavior.
This refusal to ever back down was evidenced with our Lynn as well, all the housewives tweeted condolences, Teresa retweeted someone and why, because Lynn had bashed “Juicy Joe,” even in death or autism, Teresa doesn’t budge.
Sadly as I said I used to like Teresa, but I think the girl from Paterson would rather lie and tear everyone else down than admit her plan to riches fell apart somewhere along the way. Her “rebuilt” mansion was nearly taken from her, “Juicy Joe” turned out to be “alcoholic, aggressive, cheating unemployed douche,” the way Juicy made his money was shady and she’s nearly back in the poor house and she has a younger prettier sister-in-law ready for her time to shine.
I take no pleasure in writing that. I actually think if Teresa was real about any of these subjects, she would garner sympathy, empathy and a network twice the size. Nobody likes T because she’s perfect with her “no skeletons” mantra, clearly she has several, it’s because she’s hilarious when showing her true self that people are drawn to T.
- My message to Teresa is this: Admit you overspent, trying to be The Jones’s of NJ, others didn’t send you broke.
- Admit that you tore at Jax and said horrible things and accused her of being a stripper and that you said it in anger because you thought she should always back you 100%, no matter what.
- Admit you planned revenge on Melissa and you let that temper get the best of you
- Showmances and dramedies are fine, just own it!
I would have continued to like Teresa if she owned her poor behavior. I can imagine it now in the talking heads and it’s hilarious. “Yeah I did, but so what, at the time…”
Then she really would have been Lucy and her meatballs would be a success around the world.
To finish, are there any Juicy Joe fans on this site? Would love to hear what makes you a Juicy fan (if there are any) and shouldn’t Jax get a pass? I remember when Bethenny blogged about giving LuLu a reunion pass and no attacking LuLu as her marriage had just fallen apart. Wouldn’t what Jax went through this past year be a justifiable pass? I notice she has purposely not played the “Nick” card for not showing up last reunion, I thought she was brave ??? What’s everyone else’s thoughts?
Guest Blog by MelTheHound
Good morning everyone. I was asked, to write a Pro Teresa Guidice piece for the blog this morning. At first, I declined stating I didn’t want to actually blog about HWs but then after some thought, what harm could it do? I have thick skin most days so the answer, is none. Not personal harm anyway because it’s actually a good question.
There is no denying that Teresa is probably one of the most polarizing HWs ever to appear on the HW franchises. I mean, here at Lynnfam (IHJZ, LynnNChicago) we could all pretty much agree that we didn’t like or for some, even hated, the red headed HW from NY. We have seen any number of things from some of the others that was in fact, hate worthy. Teresa really isn’t any exception to that. She’s said and likely done some things that were at best, cringe worthy. But I have to ask the question, how do these things affect me? I mean, in order for me to truly Hate someone, first, I have to know them. Second, I have to care about them. Third, they have to have done something to me that somehow changed the way my life would be the next day. Fourth, after the first three, they have to be someone I’m willing to spend the time on hating them. For me, hate raises my blood pressure and puts unnecessary stress on my life. Does that mean I love everybody? No. It means I gave up hating people a long time ago.
What does that have to do with why I like Teresa? Everything. I watch the show, and make no mistake about it, this is still, just a television show. I’ve chosen a side among the characters on that show and I’m not a fair weather fan. To go back, my first introduction to the NJ HWs was Dina Manzo driving away in her car after her meeting with Danielle Staub.
The fact is, and it really is this simple, Teresa entertains me and there are things about her that I respect. While I can respect someone I don’t like, I can’t like someone I don’t respect. I won’t hate them, they just become indifferent to me. I like and even admire her drive and motivation. At times, I wish I had some of it. I like that she finishes what she starts. Aside from giving up on her ‘friends’ and extended family, I’ve never seen her quit at anything. I enjoy watching her with her 4 daughters. I like the Teresa-isms (Ingrediences), I think they’re funny. I like that she’s nutty over the top on some things. Yes, I also cheer the underdog especially when I believe she has a good heart. Yes, too, I enjoyed watching her shove DandyAndy out of the way when he put his hands on her (let’s not forget that part of it) at that reunion. As I said earlier, simple fact is she entertains me. What I admire most about her though, is that in the past year, she has stayed out of or not taken every opportunity to publicly bash her castmates at every turn when, in my opinion, she has had every right to do it. Please, save the magazine article argument. I said before, that I don’t believe anything in those mags since I saw the National Enquirer type alien abduction stories 35 or so years ago in the grocery store checkout. My favorites, for the record, were the alien baby born to a human, stories. Anyway, rather than give any of their mess undeserved attention, Teresa has simply pushed forward with her life. There are a lot of theories about why the others hate her so much, one of the more popular ones being, because she somehow stole the opportunities she’s had from them. I say good for her. In spite of what many think, she’s no idiot. In spite of why many think she’s done it, she grabbed the opportunities that being on the show presented, and ran with them, straight to the bank. To me, it makes them all look pretty sour. I will add that if she makes a mistake, and she’s made many, she works to correct it. No one is perfect, not even any of us.
That list may not seem like much and when asked to write it, I said I could probably list more about why I don’t like the others than why I like Teresa. If we look at the above paragraph as a list of test questions (similar to my hate test), Every Single One of the others fails on at least one of them. There is really no need to go into it as it won’t change any minds. I doubt I’ve changed anybody’s mind here today but remember, this is an opinion piece. Take it for whatever it’s worth to you.
Now, if you will all permit me…. Remember too, this is still just a television show. A show that is previously recorded, 50-60 hours per week I would imagine, and we are shown little snippets of 5 to 10 minutes per episode. Presented to us in the way and in the order that a television network wants us to see them. We watch each week and sometimes rewatch to make sure we saw what we think we saw or heard what we think we heard, picking every single word apart and crawling up these people’s rear ends with a microscope. For the most part, it’s fun. I can’t imagine anyone coming here hoping or even expecting to not have fun. I think many of us get far too worked up over what, at the end of the day, is still just a television show. A show that otherwise, has zero affect on our lives unless, we allow it to. I choose not to allow it.
Thank you for listening.
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