Melissa Gorga’s ex-boyfriend Found and Perhaps Willing to Spill her Secrets, Adrienne Maloof’s Secret Revealed, and Jennifer Dalton defends her Friendship with Teresa Giudice by NoMoreDrama
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is different than the other franchises because it centers around real (now pretty much broken) friendships and family relationships. It has the same sort of emotional appeal that drew viewers into the Bethenny Frankel / Jill Zarin or the NeNe Leakes / Kim Zolciak feud, times ten. We care because they care. We feel betrayed, because they feel betrayed. While there is a an abundance of producer manipulation and viewer mistrust – at the end of the day it’s all about the ladies.
For the first two season of the show, Teresa Giudice tried to portray her life as perfect. Perfect children, perfect husband, so rich she didn’t even know how to spend her money as it poured in. Her co-stars and fans reading the blogs knew better. In addition to Teresa having an extremely volatile temper, her husband, Juicy, was in trouble up to his eyeballs for business shenanigans. He was being sued by his partners, exposed as a slum-lord, and falsified documents when he filed for bankruptcy (allegedly). Fans were livid and wanted Teresa exposed.
Enter Melissa and Joey Gorga. Allegedly brought onto the show to “expose” Teresa’s lies about her perfect life, fans expected to love the duo. For whatever reason, it didn’t work. Many fans began to feel sorry for her, and blamed the messenger. Then the nasty rumors started about Melissa’s life and past. By the end of Season Four of the show, fans were livid again, and this time they wanted Melissa exposed.
What the heck is wrong with us for falling for this time and time again?
So what are Melissa’s secrets? For months we’ve been hanging on the edge of our seats waiting to find out. (Not really – I honestly couldn’t care, but some people do care.) The latest round of drama started when Famewhorgas published this blog, outing the name of Melissa Gorga’s ex-boyfriend “Bulldog”. In case there is any doubt that Bulldog knows Melissa, his friend Christina tweeted the picture of the young couple below:
After Famewhorgas published her blog, people started to tweet Bulldog. Here are some of his reponses.
“What Melissa does today is not my business nor my problem anymore..she has her life I have mine.”
“I can tell you what’s not true, I never was called butch lol don’t where that came from.” (I think the rumor was that Butch was Melissa’s ex)
“There’s a lot I could say but I’m not. Melissa and I know the truth. If I wanted 15 mins of fame I could easily do so..I never asked 4this!” (That’s true – he was outed – he didn’t seek out telling his story.)
“Someone said I’m broke that I need $ lol i never even started this! The Poorest person I know is a millionaire! I live Happy & I am ME!”
To a friend asking what was going on: “they have mine and crazy’s relationship all over the place lol it’s kinda funny but she did it to herself. I’m being quiet”
“digging her grave deeper n deeper if I chose to talk. I’m not about $ but momma didn’t raise no fool either lol ;)”
“I never want to hurt someone’s family but if the truth has to come out,it has to come out!! Remember I didn’t ask for this!”
“yea they been offering $ for awhile now for info.i just been ignoring it until now since they wanna put my personal life out there”
“she won’t cause I can say to much. I’m the one who has all the answers to everyone’s questions,the TRUTH”
“we’ll see..if she confronts me ill meet her on any show she wants.ya see I don’t hav 2 lie” (I doubt Melissa will confront him on the show – why in the world would she?)
“She can’t make me look bad cause I have made mistakes in life and I own up to them.i am not perfect, who is!?I can look myself in the mirror”
Someone tweeted this to him: “It would be great to finally hear the truth about a fake reality show.”
His response: “I will say that it def is.. ;)”
“I don’t have to proof anything to anyone but if this keeps up, the best is yet to come & I haven’t even gotten started..always be yourself”
“If the time comes I will keep it real that is a promise.somethings are right some are wrong.”
“I have to say I have chewed tougher steaks then anyone that has every been on the show rhwnj
#justsaying” (Bulldog underwent brain surgery in the fall – he likely is referring to this. “Right now whats most important is my health.i have part of a tumor they cannot not fully take out,there are some complications.1st things1st”
“where did u ever get SELL from either, never once came out of my mouth!” (Some is saying he’s holding out for money)
“yea I like juicy too he cracks me up. He knows what time it is.”
“What’s funny is she would always tell me her brother in law is a lot like me “juicy”then when I saw him on TV I saw why.He don’t put on act” (Uh oh – he just confirmed that he was still in contact with Mel after she got married.)
So what’s next for the New Jersey franchise? I don’t have a crystal ball, but my guess is that if producers try to expose Melissa’s secrets, they’ll be so clumsy about it that she’ll end up looking sympathetic to viewers, and I wouldn’t want to be the housewife assigned the role of bringing her down. They’d better have a thick skin, because fans will turn on anyone who is perceived as intentionally mean. No one can count on being a favorite; you can be a favorite one day, and villain the next. Just ask Jill Zarin or Bethenny Frankel.
As for Bulldog – he’s got his first taste of NJ drama, and I hope he doesn’t underestimate the passion of the fans.
Adrienne’s use of a Surrogate Confirmed
Adrienne Maloof’s secret has been confirmed by none other than co-star Kyle Richards and BravoTV. Bravo (perhaps inadvertently) didn’t edit out Kyle saying saying “It’s not about the surrogacy thing,” in the Preview video Part 2 for this week’s episode. You have to be very careful to hear it – it is around second 08-10 when Yolanda Foster is saying, “Taylor stop talking nonsense”. Kyle can be clearly heard in the background talking to someone else. She actually says it twice.
It’s really not a surprise because this has been the rumor that has been swirling for quite some time, and an insider already confirmed it to TVFishBowl earlier this week, but now we’ve got it from the horse’s mouth (so to speak). THANK YOU KYLE AND THANK YOU BRAVO, AND THANK YOU SHADOWSNOMORE AND BARKLEY4 for pointing it out in the blog comments.
According to the insider that spoke to TVFishBowl, Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof’s marriage was over for a few years, but they stayed together so Paul could promote his practice and Adrienne could promote her family businesses on the show. Adrienne had confided her sham marriage and that the couple had used a surrogate to Brandi. She was livid when Brandi told Kim, because she was worried that Kim would spill the secret while intoxicated (that explains why Kim was the only one not to know.) So there you go. She probably shouldn’t have told her castmates – especially when she was (allegedly) going after them in the media.
Jennifer Dalton defends her Friendship with Teresa Giudice
In completely unrelated Real Housewives of New Jersey gossip, new housewife Jennifer Dalton seems to be defending her friendship with Teresa Giudice. She posted a string of photos with Teresa, pre-dating her babyshower, which was shown on Pregnant in Heels. I sure hope Jennifer doesn’t regret agreeing to be on the show. It’s such a toxic cesspool and she seems too nice for it. Of course she is my favorite New Jersey housewife by far, since I’m pretty tired of all the other ones.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap by RamonaCoaster
Cynthia is a guest judge at the Bronner Brothers Hair International Hair Show. There are some really far out hair styles there. I’d love to go to that show. Derek J is there doing hair. I like his black necklace and Lawrence’s red lipstick. Kenya walks in doing her pageant wave with Miss Lawrence and Cynthia even gives a shout out to Kenya when she is on the stage. I guess she really lets bygones be bygones. Kenya likes Cynthia more and more. They could even be friends. Cynthia, Kenya, Derek J and Miss Lawrence are hanging out together when Miss Lawrence asked what would you rather have – a donkey booty or a stallion booty. Cynthia reveals Kenya is going to do a stallion booty video. “So one is firm and one is jiggly?” Derek J asks. Kenya points out her stallion booty. She is wondering how the lawyer’s booty was like before her pregnancy. They all agree that everyone would rather have a stallion bootie than a donkey bootie. Stallions are thoroughbreds. Peter jokes, “Donkey booties are broke down and they are floppy.”
Nene is happy to be a “Glam Ma.” Gregg and Nene are putting together a crib for the granddaughter. Gregg isn’t too handy and neither is Nene. Nene has always wanted a daughter and now she had a baby granddaughter.
Kandi is getting her hair done at Derek J’s salon. They do casual chit chat about her house and other things when Derek couldn’t wait to tell her about Kenya’s stallion bootie video. Kandi grabs her purse to call the lawyer. My eyes keep getting drawn to Derek J’s man boobs in his black see through shirt and Kandi’s turquoise blue nail polish. (I recently got blue nail polish but it’s more of a Tiffany blue.) The lawyer is incredulous and Derek of course tells people were saying donkey booties are broke down. The lawyer says people want to have a real booty, not some Six Flags Scream Machine with lumps everywhere. She then goes on to talk about Kenya being thirsty, not starving, that she could do something to her on some bath salts because she is crazy. Kandi doesn’t think you should steal other people’s ideas and then says she wants to stay out of it but still be involved vicariously. Derek J points out no one should tell her what you are doing or else she might steal it and come up with a Kenya Coated Nights or K Spot or Bedroom Kenya. I think Stallion Booty sounds more like a porn video.
Cynthia is teaching a bunch of kids how to model walk. They are so cute. She is casting kids for a charity runway show to raise money for HIV. The lawyer and Apollo bring Aiden to practice to walk and Cynthia is not too excited. How old is he? You can’t expect a baby that young to follow direction. Porsha shows up to watch the kids walk. Porsha of course brings up the stallion bootie video to cause controversy against Kenya. The lawyer says her video is rolling and the stallion bootie video was brought up by Kandi. Cynthia points out that Kenya in the friend department is not so great. Porsha is jumping up with glee that one more person is starting to realize Kenya is crazy. The lawyer thinks Kenya was drunk that night at the hair show and that she has a chemical imbalance that she might be bipolar. Cynthia thinks that it’s not personal, it’s business and the lawyer is out of line with what she is insinuating.
Kenya wants to introduce Kandi to her production designer to help out with designing Reilly’s room. Kandi wants red plexi glass for Reilly’s room. Trying to picture how that would look in my head. Kandi thinks if Kenya rips off an idea from the lawyer, she would rip off an idea from Kandi. Kenya reveals that they had started building the set for the donkey bootie video. Kandi doesn’t feel that if a business relationship falls apart, the personal relationship shouldn’t fall out too. Kandi asks if Kenya is coming for the lawyer. Kenya then tells her that the distribution deal that she obtained is still on the table and she still feels that she should still do a fitness video. She says there is room in the market for both DVDs and it hasn’t been officially decided that it would be a stallion bootie video. In the break in conversation, the production designer who is so over the drama takes the opportunity to interrupt to tell them he needs to get some drawings. Kenya then says her feelings were hurt after she did all that work and her deal was turned down.
The lawyer then meets with another production company to pitch them their idea. She wanted A-list, not D-list like Kenya. She had to throw out her good friend, Jane Fonda’s name. They want to hear the story about how they come up with the “donkey bootie” name and tells them. Apollo shows them some moves and he is embarrassed to show off some moves to the guys. The lawyer then says it’s refreshing to work with professionals and thinks it’s good to know that these producers won’t chug down a liter of vodka and run out of the room screaming obscenities.
Nene and Cynthia are at a dessert bar. Nene is on a diet even though she loves her curves but she still needs to feels confident in Hollywood. Truffle popcorn sounds good.
The lawyer meets Porsha at a coffee shop to talk. Porsha feels that the lawyer hasn’t warmed to her because of Kenya. Porsha talks about pregnancy again and she had a miscarriage. The lawyer brings up that she had a difficult pregnancy and Porsha thinks she will have an easy pregnancy because she is a housewife. She then butters up the lawyer by asking her how she is mom, husband and working woman. Porsha says she believes in organic friendships and not forcing it. Porsha brings up Kenya situation in Anguilla and marriage. The lawyer brings up that Kenya is working on a $20 million dollar project and she was not believing it. Porsha brings up the lawyer seeing Kenya’s true colors. Trying to put words in her mouth?
Cynthia preps her staff for the runway show they are doing later that day. Noelle is wearing a leopard print vest for the runway show. Aiden is going to be in the fashion show. Cynthia and the lawyer is playing the spelling game in front of Aiden. But they are not spelling the usual words that you are supposed to spell in front of kids like S-E-X, D-A-M-N or C-A-N-D-Y. The runway show gets started and these kids know how to work it. Apollo walks down the runway with Aiden on his shoulders. Kenya notices the new relationship between Porsha and the lawyer and she feels the lawyer is playing Porsha. Nene, Kenya and Porsha are talking about Nene’s show. Kenya then tells them about the stallion bootie video and how the distribution deal was on the table. Nene doesn’t think donkey bootie is cute but stallion is and what the lawyer did was shady. The lawyer comes up and says “hi what did I miss?” Kenya announces she was doing a stallion bootie video. The lawyer points out that a stallion is a male stud horse. Kenya in her TH that the lawyer suffers from full-of-s–t-itis. Nene points out that a donkey ass is very big and very wild and no one wants to have a donkey ass. The lawyer says the video is her idea. I’d rather do the Brazilian butt lift video. Apollo accuses her of being a copycat in his elementary school way and Kenya announces she is going to be a copycat as she cashes her check at the bank. She does her twirl and she is on her way.
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My girl Kandi was on looking amazing in a bright yellow dress. I would recap the rest of the show but I changed the channel when Mike (from Shahs) with his extra white teeth started talking about doing playgirl and buying his girlfriend her $2000 outfit for that dinner with his parents. Sorry – not – even – for – the – blog.
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Monday Night Lineup, January 21st by BB
8PM – Bones (Fox); How I Met Your Mother (CBS); The Bachelor (ABC); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); The Biggest Loser (NBC); The Carrie Diaries (CW); The Presidential Inauguration (CNN); Extreme Smuggling (Disc); WWE Monday Night Raw (USA); Switched at Birth (Fam); Continuum (SyFy); Hard Rider (NatGeo); Finding Bigfoot/Evidence (Anpl); Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Social Edition (Bravo); Love and Hip Hop (VH1); Dateline on OWN (Own); Iron Chef America (Cook);
9PM – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); The Following (Fox); 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); Market Warriors (PBS); 90210 (CW); Shipwreck Men (Disc); Hoarders (A&E); The Layover/Anthony Bourdain (Trvl); Bunheads (Fam); American Pickers (Hist); Being Human (SyFy); Kourtney and Kim (E!); Love It or List It (HGTV); Cake Boss Next Great Baker (TLC); Alaska State Troopers (NatGeo); Black Ink Crew (VH1); Disappeared (ID); Dateline on OWN (OWN); Kitchen Crashers (DIY); The Food Hospital (Cook);
10PM – Vanderpump Rule (Bravo); Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Deception (NBC); Castle (ABC); Intervention (A&E); Hotel Impossible (Trvl); Pawn Stars (Hist); Lost Girl (SyFy); Chasing the Saturdays (E!); House Hunters (HGTV); Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs. (TLC); Lizard Lick Towing/Swamp Hunters (truTV); Diner, Drive Ins and Dives (Food); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); How the Universe Works (Science); True Crime w/Aphrodite Jones (ID); Dateline on OWN (OWN); Bath Crashers (DIY);
11PM – WWHL Hoda Kotb (Bravo)
Note: Series Premiere of “The Following” starring Kevin Bacon on Fox at 9 PM