Real Housewives of New Jersey – S5E4 – Gym Rats

Real Housewives of New Jersey

By MelTheHound


How do you like my new banner? That right side of the blue field needed something and I think that is more than appropriate. I don’t know how much of a recap this will be as I took a pretty nasty spill Friday afternoon and I’ve been feeling it all weekend. Nothing broke and nothing too bruised beyond my pride because I know somewhere, someone saw it happen. The result is, I can’t sit very long in this chair. I will leave it to your imaginations which part of me is bruised the most. I’ll do what I can though. Let’s get to Crapfest 2013 part 4.

(I am basing a lot of this from memory. I won’t guarantee 100% accuracy but I think I’m close enough)

JoeGo w BeanieThe show opened, I assume, the morning following from Gia’s party and we switch back and fourth between Teresa and Joey’s houses. Each wife is telling her side of what happened at the party regarding this hospital visit. Honestly, I couldn’t care less and I’m already tired of that storyline. We know that by the time of the party, Papa Gorga was doing better and gave his blessing for the party to go fourth. I think only his death would have shut that party down but that’s just me. Did she or didn’t she and when did she if she did, how many days after he went in, did any of the Gorga Youngers go to the hospital to visit Papa Gorga. Who cares? Well, apparently Kim D did as she is the one who started that convo with Melissa at the party. She’s Teresa’s soldier says Joey. Sounds more like he thinks she’s Teresa’s puppet. She must be a ventriloquist then because she must have her hand up Kim’s butt controlling her mouth and throwing her voice. The point is, MeGo is telling Joey that Teresa brought this up at the party. I didn’t see it that way. Her puppet did. It’s nobody’s business when or even if she went to see her FIL so they all just need to shut up about it. Martyr MeGo- You put yourself on this show. It’s EVERYBODY’S business what you do. You put it out there. By the way, what do we see in the Gorga kitchen while this discussion is going on, complete with Martyr MeGo mocking Teresa? Her kids, and especially the one that can really listen, Antonia. TH Joey says his wife backs him and he just wants to love – gag. Meanwhile in the Giudice home, they are trying to count the number of days it must have been before MeGo went to the hospital because She couldn’t remember what day it was. I think she still doesn’t know. Enough of that. I’m sure we’ll hear about it for the next 32 episodes.Β 

Kathy talking about UncleWe then pay a visit to Kathy’s mom’s house. She is Papa Gorga’s sister and part of this rift between Kathy Rosie and Teresa began with her husband and Papa Gorga having a falling out. Apparently, in her mind, so much time has passed, so has the relationship with her brother. Kathy and drunken Heinz Rosie are talking about this rift, their mother clearly doesn’t want to talk about it. At least that’s the way it appears to me. I still can’t with these people. Bottom line is, Kathy called her uncle a coward and Rosie showed her behind back stage threatening to cut someone’s (Teresa) heart or throat out. I don’t remember which. Never liked Rosie and Rosie has opinionsshe isn’t improving her image here because she seems to be the one who wants to perpetuate this rift between the brother and sister. The other parts of this scene are small discussion about Victoria’s 19th birthday and Richie’s 50th birthday. What kind of party to have. You just know there will be booze and drama involved, it can’t happen any other way with a Bravo show and especially with this band of hyenas. I’m going to leave that alone for a minute but we’ll get back to drunken Heinz Rosie in a moment.

Caroline and ballsNow we head out to Hoboken where the Manzoids are opening a restaurant. I guess the stripper car wash or the miracle murk didn’t pan out as well as expected. Not paying the bills (I’m getting this all out of the way now). I forget what the restaurant is going to be called, it doesn’t matter, I’ll never be there anyway. Big Al and Momz walk in and of course, nothing is ready so we aren’t near opening time yet. There is a chef there and they have Al taste a couple things, he pans it all for the most part and suggests Grilled Cheese Rounds. One of the Manzoids says in TH that the dollar beer and peanuts crowd isn’t what they are after in this place. Hoboken is full of those places already. Momz wants to know how much time they are going to be able to dedicate to this place with their other obligations to BLK (Miracle Murk). Whatever spare time they have they say and there are two of them. We get to see a list of the failures and dumb ideas from the Manzoids (but they fail to mention the live in girlfriend and boyfriend – Greggy (thank you Cusi, VV, and Nancy for those). Later in the show, Momz is there to witness the making of the meat balls, telling how she makes them, and we get to hear her dear son talk about his mother’s balls. MmmKay… These people really bore me to tears especially when the Manzoids are pushing their latest project. I read in the chat comments that this place has been open a couple months now and it has a 2.5 star rating with 57 reviewers (Thank you Amalfi). I take those types of ratings with a grain of salt though because no one has to prove they actually bought the product, whatever it is (in this case, food and service), to issue a rating.

Okay.. A lot of that came from the ‘first look’. Let’s get to the real meat of the show (if there is any)… Again, I’m not claiming this to be a 100% accurate as to time and exactly what was said. I’m not watching it again.

The next part of the show we are in some publicist’s office with the Gorga’s and some book agent. I didn’t catch their names, it really doesn’t matter, this is probably the last time we will see them. Guess what kiddies.. Melissa thinks she can pen a book. Not a cookbook.. Melissa pretends to be angelicNot a book on how to be a fake pop star… No, people, an advice book… On having a hot marriage. A Marriage Bible she referred to it as (either to the publicist or in TH, doesn’t matter which, she said it). She talks about or the publicist asked about her parent’s marriage… Her father.. I can’t remember who brought it up first but it seemed mighty conveniently asked about to me. Seems he was a good provider but would do things like go out for milk and stay gone for a couple days. He was a cheater is what it boils down to. Publicist wants to know if she’s going to talk about that in her book to give a different dynamic. It was brought up on the show, of course it is. In a later scene they are at home and Gino is hollering for his father. MeGo is on the couch surfing the web watching her sisters and their twitter feeds typing on her computer and tells him to stop with the yelling. I fully expected her to threaten the kid with the hot stuff but, she didn’t. Then, Joey appears and magically, MeGo has sorted through a bunch of pictures looking for which ones to include in her ‘book’. Maybe I just didn’t see it but this mess wasn’t there when the scene first started. (Bravo, you are really slipping here with the editing) We then get to hear as she recounts, again, what a wanderer her father was added with how devastated her mother was when MeGo was in high school. We then learn that he died 4 days after she last saw him when he crashed into a tree. That right there should have told that pig of a husband of hers, that no one is guaranteed the next day of a life. I will end these scenes by saying, I’m a bit impressed with MeGo.. She actually managed to water her eyes for the Bravo dry cry. I wonder if she used soap in her eyes for that scene or was it just Visine eye drops. Can you tell I don’t believe anything she says or does?

Why oh why is this woman still on the show? Jacqueline. Now we have another ‘gate’.. Gym-Gate. She is in her house with a private personal trainer. I didn’t catch her name, if it was even mentioned. She says she doesn’t like to work out publicly because she doesn’t want someone behind her looking at her assets. What’s the matter Jac, Afraid someone is going to notice you Don’t bleach? The trainer tries to work with her but Jac has found a new BFFL in her mind. She’s spilling all this stuff about her previous encounter with Teresa, that she never had, about the Gym and all the other stuff that she would rather bleach her behind than woEven Jac knows shez whack - Copyrry about. The woman she said she needed to distance herself from for her own sanity. Guess what? Even though they haven’t seen each other since the reunion (so we are to believe), she can’t keep Teresa’s name out of her mouth. Clearly, she didn’t distance herself because she is in fact, insane. The only one in that scene worth watching was the dog on the treadmill. None of the stuff in that small closet of a room looked like it got used much. I think Jac did one squat while complaining that someone might look at her behind if she does it in public.

I think this is the point where we are back with the Manzoids at the restaurant. See above for that.

Wakilis at partyParty time (here we go)… As mentioned earlier, it is Victoria’s and Richie’s birthday. The entire crew sans the Giudice’s are on the tour bus going to whatever venue they chose. I thought I heard drunken heinz mention going to a club in Manhattan but I don’t know if that’s where they went. They meet up with Victoria and her gang there. This might have been a nice party but you know that’s never going to happen on this network. You see, among all the festivities and people having fun, we see Momz talking to the other girls about her meeting with Teresa. She wants nothing to do with Kathy or her drunken sister you see, even though she accepted a half heartedΒ  BS apology for the coward comment at the reunion. Even I could see that she wasn’t ready to accept it but did so at the other hyena’s (Fanny Andy) prodding. That is after the drunk back stage shut her mouth. We weren’t done with the drunk losing her mind at the reunion though. After Momz finishes with Kathy, she is on the couch talking to Richie about it and along staggers Rosie. She parks her wide load on the couch next to Kathy and gets the scoop on what Momz said. Then like her bull in a china shop way she runs around talking about how Teresa can go eff herself. Tells the entire room that anyone who doesn’t like what she’s doing at that moment, hand gestures can eff themselves as well. Victoria tries to step in and tell the older adults not to ruin the Victoria brings peaceparty. This scene sort of ends with TH Kathy talking about how Teresa even though she’s not in the room, has spoiled another party. WHAT? Oh, Wait, I forgot. Everything since Christ was nailed to the cross is Teresa’s fault. In fact, I’m pretty sure she built the cross and swung the hammer that nailed him to it. Melissa, Kathy, and the rest of these heifers better climb down off of their crosses before Teresa remembers how to swing that hammer. Even Momz is beginning to wonder who is the dirty one here. Melissa or Teresa.

Enough of that garbage, let’s get to the real garbage. Once upon a time a long time ago, I use to go to a gym. There were women there just as there were men. The women always had their hair up and tightly tied so it didn’t get in their way and had sports gear on. We see Teresa at the gym with her trainer. This isn’t her pal Linda that we saw last week but I guess a real trainer. Teresa is pretty dolled up from the shoulders up to be there just for a Teresa at gymworkout. I’ll let that go.. Maybe she’s just being Jerseylicious. Meanwhile though, we see Joey walk in and go to a weight bench and load up a bar with weight and start bench pressing. I will note again, from my gym time, that a Spotter was required for excessive weight, free weight that is. Unless it was a cage type bench that the bar cannot crush your chest if you can’t lift it for some reason. Anyway, he’s grunting away as he’s lifting when Teresa thinks she hears her brother’s voice. Oh Hark, she says, Is that my Brother? Insert eye roll here. Why sure enough, it is. She decides to go talk to him.

I’m going to side note something here. If these people haven’t seen each other since the reunion and had supposedly gone their separate ways, then it seems to me it would be reasonable they would know when each would be at the gym that they are both members of. We are to believe that this is the first time they’ve seen each other. Bravo and their producers must really think we’re stupid. Did they know each other was going to be there? I suspect yes but perhaps not. Maybe he was there during her time or she was there during his. I think they were both there during Bravo time (Try again Fanny Andy, epic fail). Another eye roll here please.

Okay… There is clear tension here as Teresa is trying to talk to her brother. She’s spotting him even though he told her he didn’t need (or want) her to. I’m not going to get into the he said she said. I don’t have the patience for it right now. Each is defending their spouse to the other one. Both are at fault for things they say and do and this scene explodes into a tit for tat and remember, TH Joey said he wanted to hurt his sister in an earlier episode. In the end, I think the true feud however is between the two Joes and the women have drug themselves into it defendinJoeGo is sick in the headg their husbands. He claims that she is obsessed with his wife but it’s Melissa and her pig sisters that are constantly all over social media bashing Teresa. I’ve yet to see ONE twitter from Teresa returning that favor. Just sayin because I know if it had happened, we would have seen it. Anyway, the scene ends with Teresa throwing water on him and walking away while he’s still crying she is obsessed with his wife. Oh, Almost forgot… Now we have TWO angels from God. The martyr and her wife, Joey.

That’s it folks. I had more fun reading the comments than watching this show. I do not envy our Stars99 blogging the blogs for this hot mess of a crapfest. The two of these women say they are ‘good’ now. Anyone who believes that, I know of some beach front property in Needles California that I’d like to sell you. If I missed anything or it’s out of order, Oh Well. See you next week when Crapfest 2013 continues with the drunk going nuts again.

Til then, Peace. MTH.

PS.. One last thing. I know some of you like Closet Freak and her recaps. I will be including her previous week recaps at the end of the blog as she posts them. Here is the one from episode 3. It will open in a new browser tab/window.


Edited to add pictures. Thank you Stars99 for grabbing them.


Edited again. Empress has 3 new recaps up at

2 for Madmen and 1 for last nights Long Island Princesses


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311 Responses to Real Housewives of New Jersey – S5E4 – Gym Rats

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here we go again. Monday, Monday. Have a great day.

    • TexasTart says:

      Good Morning, Powell. I didn’t get to see Joan or Whodunnit, but I taped Joan in case it would be worthy but a conflict on the DVR kicked out Whodunnit. Do tell if that Joan episode is worthy and what did you think about Whodunnit???

      • lizzle says:

        I watched Whodunnit and it was OK… but I would get another opinion because I don’t watch too many comp shows. I used to love playing the Clue board game as a kid so that is why I wanted to watch. I could take it or leave it, but others might want to jump in with a comment because this stuff is so subjective. Basically, the CSI part of the show was a little lame… which is the part where clues can piece together the crime scene. Maybe the next murder will be more interesting.

        I will probably watch RHONJ later today. I skip over the fighting scenes. They give me too much anxiety for tv.

      • Powell says:

        It’s worthy. Bristol Palin’s 4yr old son ran the house. Melissa Rivers put a stop to that. Bristol would not take on Melissa’s Producer role or help w/the jokes of celeb on Fashion Police because she thinks its wrong to talk bad about people & Joan gave a dinner party to introduce Bristol & Bristol felt she was being ganged up on which was farthest from the truth. And lastly Melissa was disappointed she didn’t get to see Russia from Bristol’s house. πŸ™‚ Watch it. It’s worth it.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Powellypooh – Happy Monday!!! I’ve got my coffee,..I can fake it til I make it!!!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Was Jacqueline’s trainer the same one who carried booze around in her gym bag?

    • not THAT Jill says:


    • LaineyLainey says:

      She didn’t have the best bedside manner, did she. Jac wanted to gossip and the trainer was just not having it. It’s funny that Jac’s using Tre’s former trainer. Maybe there’s only one or two in the whole town.

    • chismosa says:

      I want to know why she was dressed like she was going out to a party when she was there to train ??
      I liked that she tried to keep Jacq on POINT. Or, editing of that.
      She had like billowy blouses and makeup and jewelry lol

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Chimosa-gone are the days when these women act real-no one will film without being in full makeup-they all get dolled up to film every scene and it’s so obvious to us as viewers.

        • chismosa says:

          Yeah I guess. At least Teresa’s friend — the one who Teresa brought to Kathy’s sweets party last year and criticized the sweets— she looks like a trainer.
          She looks like Danielle to me too

          I think I just miss Danielle. Lol!!

          • not THAT Jill says:

            Danielle tweeted this morning that Bravo wanted her back and money was not the issue…she just has better things to do….

            • chismosa says:


              I wonder what Dandy would say to that.
              I would welcome her back. Bring down the Don! Take the cannoli

        • Powell says:

          They can go from the gym to the Emmy’s. πŸ™‚

    • melthehound says:

      Is that the one who went to the house a couple seasons ago and was more drunk than Jac?

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Yes Jeff-it’s the same woman…I wonder if she is sober now? I could never hang out with Jac and be sober!!!!

  3. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning! When I see the pic that runs with the RHONJ recap, I would wonder why promotions had that pic with all that BLANK space on the side. And now I know why – so MTH made good use of it!!!! πŸ˜€

    • TexasTart says:

      I typed that before I started reading….oh no, MTH, very sorry you are in pain from your fall and bruised your pride….I like the way you said that. See, I am entertained before I get to read about the crapfest! Feel better soon.

    • melthehound says:

      πŸ˜€ ..

  4. not THAT Jill says:

    Jeff-Good Morning-still reading the blog but I wanted to mention the venue where they went for Richie and Victorias party was not in Manhattan but in my town!! It’s the same venue I went to for the event where these bozos didnt show up….just thought I would fill y’all in on that little tidbit!!!

    • not THAT Jill says:

      Oh and Jeff…sorry to hear about your rear!!! Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      That is interesting!!!

    • chismosa says:

      Time out Jill- I thought your event was in Rhineback / White Plains, or mamaroneck or somewhere westchester-y– is that where you are?

      Why would they have that party so far away ????

      I’ve been to BOTH places featured on LI Princesses— lol! GAG

      • not THAT Jill says:

        My event was in New Rochelle-that’s where I live-NoMa Social is two minutes away from me and probably about 45 minutes away from the NJ HWs…idk why they traveled here for a birthday party-the place isn’t great enough to travel 45 to get to. It’s a nice place but nothing extra special.

        • chismosa says:

          New Rochelle, got it— I know it, how many minutes from manhattan are you? You’re westchester right ?

        • Kansas Girl says:

          Some possible reasons: They offered really cheap rates for the Bravo exposure. Someone on the show or in production has ownership in it. No place else will allow Bravo to film due to insurance for the fight scenes.

          • not THAT Jill says:

            I think that it’s the to go place for all things Bravo-they have a lot of Bravo celeb events there. I met the owner and I think she loves the exposure-who wouldn’t I guess??

        • Powell says:

          You live where Rob and Laura Petrie lived. πŸ˜€

    • melthehound says:

      Thanks for the info, Jill. Of course never being south of Syracuse NY, I’m not familiar at all with the NY city area.

    • Powell says:

      Same scene of the crime huh JNNTJ? Interesting.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        At least most of the, were there Powell…unlike the night I was there!!!

  5. BB says:

    Sorry you took a tumble, Jeff. Hope you feel better soon. Didn’t watch the episode but enjoyed your recap.

    • melthehound says:

      Glad you enjoyed it BB.. I’m seeing though I missed quite a bit.. Mama Giudice for instance.

  6. RealhouseWifeva says:

    Hope you’re feeling better MTH. Teresa’s co-author, Heather, was live tweeting all night and said that Teresa was made up at the gym because Bravo told her they were going to film her working out, but supposedly she had no idea her brother would be there. Bravo set up. If the gorgas are moving out of their dream home to get away from T and her kids, why not change gyms, too? My town has 600 gyms in a 5 mile radius! It is very easy to go to one that my arch nemesis does not go to. This show is the Teresa show all day long, even when they supposedly want nothing to do with her. So far we have seen all the people who “hate” Teresa go out of their way to talk to her or bump into her. Caroline, Melissa with the Antonia letter and now everyone suddenly going to the gym she belongs to or crying about her at icky richy’s party. That paycheck they get all rests on T’s shoulders, they should thank her.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      We have a bunch of gyms in my town too…I never see anyone at my gym that I know. I will say that Joe Gorgas grunting is not allowed at my gym-if you lift weights-you shut up…no yelling and grunting!!!!

      • AZGirl says:

        There used to be a gal named “Barbie” (no lie) who would lift and SCREAM like she was having a orgasm. I was really happy when she changed gyms.

    • BB says:

      Agree. There would be no RHONJ without Teresa. Everything revolves around her even when she isn’t there.

      • mrs peabody says:

        I think all blogs should from this day forward refer to it as Teresa’s show. Wouldn’t that drive Mel and wacky crazier (well wacky crazier than normal)

    • LaineyLainey says:

      “That paycheck they get all rests on T’s shoulders, they should thank her.” are not kidding about that RHWVA!!

      • missusmc says:

        At the same time, though, that paycheck also requires conflict with Teresa. We all say we long for the good old days when everyone got along, but really, Danielle was the Teresa of this series in the beginning. Conflict is what keeps the Real Housewives world spinning. So, yes, I agree that Teresa is the center of all this, but this show, as it was created and as it is produced now, requires Melissa and Jacqueline and Kathy to fight with Teresa on a regular basis. It’s not about thanking her; it’s about everyone playing their role as the puppets that Andy Cohen and the other Bravo producers have created.

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          ITA – Bravo’s “housewives formula” requires a villainess – someone the others can isolate and take down. But the problem with RHNJ is that the others have not been able to take Teresa down because she is a good employee. Viewers have made it very clear the disliked the last two seasons of “take Teresa down”. So now are we supposed to believe that any of these hyenas are capable of offering real, authentic, sincere, judged acceptable apologies?? IMHO, Bravo has taken this wildly successful franchise and made in near impossible to watch.

    • melthehound says:

      Agree with all of you..

    • Powell says:

      Realhousewifeva I know right? A new gym is being built near me not 5 minutes away from another gym. There are gyms all over the place. Mel & Joey aren’t moving. Mel just needed something else to blame on Tre at the reunion. And like we all say, “everything is Teresa’s fault”.

  7. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Thank you MTH for the recap. Hope you heal. I did not watch. Watched the crazy Wallenda walk the wire over the Grand Canyon. I had to leave the room when he stopped halfway due to the strong winds.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      I was about to have a heart attack watching that!!!

    • chismosa says:

      Can you guys explain to me—- he had no safety harness. Does this mean he had NOTHING UNDERNEATH to catch him ????

      Was there a secondary thing we don’t see to help him?

      This is beyond ridiculous

      • lizzle says:

        I read an article and he was not worried about dying because if he fell, he can grab the wire and has trained to hold onto it for 15 minutes or more. Rescuers would be able to get to him in 3 minutes, so holding on wouldn’t be a problem. He said that gravity pulls down and to grab the wire while falling is second nature. Anyways… those are his words, not mine. This is his family’s work… some family’s have a long line of blacksmith’s or mountain climbers… The Wallendas have a long line of tight rope walkers.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          The Flying Wallendas

        • chismosa says:

          Ok so if he fell but at a distance AWAY from the rope– he would not be able to reach it

          Crazy. I agree with those of you here who said that he’s loco because he has small children

          Thanks for the 411~~~~~~~~~

          • lizzle says:

            I thought about that, but I guess he’s probably fallen enough times to know how it goes. But of course, nothing is 100percent and I also thought about wind pushing him away from the rope.

          • Realhousewifeva says:

            Apparently a few of his family members have died performing some of these tricks,..his great grandfather, an uncle, cousin, etc

            • lizzle says:

              I’ve only read of two tragedies… one in the 60s on a pyramid formation where 2 men fell to the ground. In this new age of the popular sky walk only the grandfather has died and he died from faulty wiring. He was 73, which is longer than many men live. I read a lot about this family yesterday as passionate people interest me.

              BTW… when I was a teen, there was an ad to join the circus as a generic worker. I almost did it and sometimes wish I had done it. I know, I know.. animal cruelty and all, but when I was a teen… animal rights groups weren’t concerned with the circus and I wasn’t concerned with anyone but myself at the time.

              • Realhousewifeva says:

                Just part of what I read:

                “In the following years, Karl developed some of the most amazing acts like the seven-person chair pyramid. They continued performing those acts until 1962, when, while performing at the Shrine Circus at Detroit’s State Fair Coliseum, the front man on the wire faltered and the pyramid collapsed. Three men fell to the ground, killing Richard Faughnan, Wallenda’s son-in-law; and nephew Dieter Schepp. Karl injured his pelvis, and his adopted son, Mario, was paralyzed from the waist down.
                Other tragedies include when Wallenda’s sister-in-law, Rietta, fell to her death in 1963, and his son-in-law Richard (“Chico”) Guzman was killed in 1972 after touching a live electric wire while holding part of the metal rigging. Nonetheless, Karl decided to go on. He repeated the pyramid act in 1963 and 1977. Karl continued performing with a smaller group, and doing solo acts.
                Karl Wallenda crossed the Tallulah Gorge in Georgia on a high wire on July 18, 1970.
                On March 22, 1978, during a promotional walk in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Karl Wallenda fell from the wire and died. It was between the towers of Condado Plaza Hotel, 10 stories high. He was 73. Nik Wallenda completed the walk on June 4, 2011, with his mother, Delilah.[1]”

                • lizzle says:

                  I guess the other people to die weren’t in good with the family because their website doesn’t mention the in-laws. Honestly, I feel the same way about my future in-laws.

            • Orson says:

              Yeah. Hasn’t everyone heard of “The Falling Wallendas”? 😈

        • TexasTart says:

          The Wallendas have been doing this for 7 generations!

    • TexasTart says:

      I enjoyed the Wallenda feat. Here’ s a hilarious find – had to share:

    • melthehound says:

      I think I would have enjoyed the Wallenda bit more than the show.. I know grabbing the wire is second nature to these people but there’s always the chance they’ll miss.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I think flailing around and screaming is what most people would do. And while that doesn’t save your life, it probably looks great on the evening news. Or Bravo.

    • Powell says:

      I watched the one they aired on ABC months ago, I only watched a little of last night’s show. I just said “keep praying Nik”. That was very scary.

  8. seagirl45 says:

    Good morning & thanks for recap, MTH. Bummer re your fall. πŸ˜‰ Feel better soon.

    Slightly OT, but it came up on WWHL re the relationship between Caroline & Dina. The rumor I heard long ago, was that Bravo wanted Dina to step it up or leave the show. Her husband wouldn’t appear, her ex wouldn’t let her daughter appear, and because she was trying to stay out of drama, they were left to film her sitting in her kitchen talking to wrinkles the cat. So either she left the show on her own (as she said) or Bravo axed her. When that happened she expected Caroline & Jacqueline to support her and leave, too. That was rumored to be where the rift began, but who knows. Dina was the youngest of 11 kids, and comes across to me like a prima donna.

    • RealhouseWifeva says:

      I never believed that bravo wanted Dina to leave. Andy LOVES Dina and had her on WWHL many times where he asked her if she would come back. There are plenty of ladies on the franchises who’s kids can’t or dont film and they don’t even have husbands, and they do just fine.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Rhva-it’s true that a lot of HWs do not film with their kids or husbands but I think Dina was the first one who was in that situation-maybe Bravo didnt know how to deal with it so they had to cut her loose-I think that Andy does love her but her exit from the show came before fake story lines and all that so she came off as sad and lonely sitting at home with her hairless cat!!!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          and quite possibly a hairless grill.

        • Dwight Schrute says:

          I think part of that was also the fact that she had been sneaky and forged her ex’s signature on forms allowing in for Season 1. I think potentially he could have sued Dina, Shed Media, and Bravo so she really put them at risk.

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          It was rumored that Dina wanted the other wives to stand with her to leave the show if they didn’t oust Danielle – but they wouldn’t. IMHO, I am more inclined the at true nature of the riff between Dina and Caroline is because Caroline convinced their brother Jamie to film his wedding on RHNJ (more exposure for his business) than on Dina HGTV show, where she would have had the opportunity to style the wedding (and help raise the rating for her show). IIRC – Dina was not at Jamie’s wedding. OR it could be something as simple as Dina being fed up with Caroline’s whack and unasked for advice!

      • lizzle says:

        Season 2 was the first season of NJ that I watched. Dina would not engage in drama. I actually didn’t understand why Danielle hated her so much, because Dina wouldn’t really talk about anything. I think no kids, no husband is OK… but she refused to engage in drama. She really was just there during Season 2. I think if you aren’t going to engage in drama then you need to show the cameras a full, exciting life… and if you don’t have the exciting life (like Lisa with her family and businesses) then you need to engage in drama.

        • Realhousewifeva says:

          I think Dina was already checked out of season 2 and only stayed to fulfill obligations and close off her story (I.e. sit down with Danielle which she has said was set up through production, and not her own choice).

          • lizzle says:

            ITA agree with her being checked out. And seeing her first during Season 2 is actually why I like her so much. She seemed to not like drama, which is how I am. I am happy she got her own show. I follow her on twitter and she seems happy now.

    • melthehound says:

      πŸ˜€ It’s getting better, Thank you.

    • T-Rex says:

      From what I remember the major problem Bravo had was that Dina “forged” the signature of her ex-husband so that her daughter could appear on the show, which he had adamantly refused. Danielle “outed” this and this was the reason DonCaro was going after Danielle on one of the first reunion shows. I believe from what was said at the time of Dina’s departure was that Dina no longer wanted to film with Danielle, period. and Bravo told her that she could either fulfill her contract by filming with her or leave the show. Bravo explained that none of her family could be shown on television they needed “something” from her, and they had that breach of contract of Dina forging the signature So Dina decided to force Bravo’s hand, and she thought that if DonCaro and WackJack would stand with her on this, Bravo would back down. The ladies decided to side with Bravo and not Dina and Dina has never forgotten this.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I thought I read that Andy said the whole forged signature thing wasn’t true?

        • T-Rex says:

          I never heard that and I believe Dina “copped” to signing the document later on, it’s why the daughter wasn’t on the show after that. She claimed her ex told her she could sign for him, but most definitely he personally did not sign it. Danielle did contact the ex to tell him the daughter was on the show and that’s why DonCaro got pissed because the custody issues were already a problem, and I believe there was some legal custody issues after that incident.

          • Realhousewifeva says:

            Andy did say on o e of Dina’s wwhl appearances that it wasn’t true.

            • not THAT Jill says:

              I thought I heard that somewhere rhva!!!

            • T-Rex says:

              I still believe she signed the papers, and now using the he told us we could sign them excuse. Oh and if we do the timeline right wasn’t this also about the time that someone was posting intimate information regarding Tommy Manzo and his “whore of the month” club, hmmmm need to back to some older blogs

  9. not THAT Jill says:

    I wonder what life was like for these people before they came on the show. Did Melissa and Joe not like Teresa before that? How was their relationship back then? That’s what I want to know. I believe that Teresa was totally shocked at the christening that her brother was going to air the family business in that manner. Teresa is dumb and she thought she could play nice with that moron brother of hers for the camera. He decided to take a different route than she expected. Why? For a storyline? If they didnt like Teresa before they started filming why were they trying so hard to work with her? If I knew I was starting a job with someone who was “evil” as they call her-I would think twice before going to work with them. But they couldn’t wait to get on the show so they could grab their 15 minutes that they felt they so deserved. Now the shit hit the fan and they are all wondering what went wrong…really??? What a bunch of idiots!!! What the hell did they think would happen? Either they are the dumbest family in the state of New Jersey or they are laughing their dumbasses off at the fact that we are all still watching this crapfest!!

    • RealhouseWifeva says:

      I think Teresa was shocked too. I think she probably always had little issues with Melissa, but regular sis in law stuff since they always spent holidays and birthdays together until the gorges made their appearance on the show. I also believe Teresa was close with Melissa’s sister, remember at the christening when she was telling Melissa’s sister that she says the same things about Melissa? A year before that episode aired, Melissa’s sister facebooked that she was spending time with Teresa and joe at their shorehouse, eating Teresa’s delicious food and having fun being recognized by the fans of the show. Suddenly teresa is the devil? I believe she was blind sided and they basically did whatever they could to get on the show, even destroy the family, which is probably why the Gorga parents are siding with Tersa. I also think the sisters thought Melissa being on the show would get them on as well, and that isn’t working out so well. They may turn on their little sis eventually… They saw how it worked out for Melissa to get cast.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I agree about Melissa and her sisters. I think they were friendly with Teresa before the filming started. These people will sell out for fame and not give it a second thought. So sad and shameful!!!!

      • vivaladiva831 says:

        well before, when they talked and plotted behind each other’s back, it wasn’t recorded, edited, and played on t.v.

  10. chismosa says:

    Thanks for writing this, I’m about to read – hope you are feeling better i LOL’d at that someone somewhere saw you, haha!

    Can I inquire of you a computer-related question since you totally know all in regards to IP addresses and such– since you take over for NMD in her computer trouble times?
    Would you mind???

    —–I am attempting to tell a friend, who I’m not that close to, that I’m “away” a lot, so I’m emailing her a lot- and I am wondering if she can track me by my IP address?

    For instance – I tell her one day I’m here home in NY, other times I told her I was in Greece visiting family (I know, I’m horrible 😦 )….can she see the difference?

    I try to switch it up and email at times from a PC and then other times from my phone

    Please don’t judge 😦
    It’s a looooooong story

    If you don’t know, that’s ok– thanks and just thought I’d ask.
    Ok back to reading ^^^^

    • Amalfi says:

      You can use a proxy server for when you’re pretending to be elsewhere. It takes a little diligence in tracking what you use when you are trying to show you’re somewhere else.

      I think I am too lazy to lie about where I am.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I’m too scatterbrained to keep a lie straight!!!

      • chismosa says:

        It’s that she WANTS TO GET togetherrrrrrr and I just can’t! Long, lame story.
        I will google this proxy server stuff. Thank you both !

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Chimosa-some people can’t take a hint!!!!

          • chismosa says:

            That’s the dealy-yo. And I am very open and direct but you know …… With certain people I try to be extra sensitive due to circumstances


            • Kansas Girl says:

              I’ve learned to use “No” more effectively than I used to. I no longer feel I have to add the reason. I just say No and add a Sorry if I want to be extra nice. It’s no one’s business why or what I’m doing that outranks them.

              If they get really brazen and ask why, I say vague things like “You know, I have a job”. Which implies I’m DOING the job when they want to get together, but actually doesn’t really say that.

              I may be a horrible person. πŸ˜€

              • Boobah says:

                I need to take a page from your book! (PS – You are not horrible πŸ˜‰ )

              • TexasTart says:

                Interesting Kansas, I too have found just say “No” without further explanation can be done and feels much better to not offer a reason because reasons often sound like excuses. Of course, you can’t get away with a one word answer with everyone, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised the number of people that just roll with that. You are not horrible for to not go along with everyone else’s plans….and if you are then I am quite horrible, myself! πŸ˜‰

              • chismosa says:

                I’m good at No but with this gal it’s hard and hurts my heart.

                Thanks all for the advice

    • melthehound says:

      It’s possible but it would depend on how interested someone is.. This info goes with every email… Most don’t even look at this information as it requires a couple extra clicks to get to it. It goes with every email address. The IP is the set of 4 – 2 or 3 digit numbers.

      There are ways to lie in the header as noted though.

      • chismosa says:

        Thanks MTH, this looks good I will try some stuff with this.

        Thank you thank you.

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          Chismosa – Caroline would be able to tell you what you should do! LOL maybe you should e mail her…..

          • chismosa says:

            Yeah she would say like she did last night on WWH “stop asking this question!!”

            Teresa would also give me good advice —-
            “GO SCRATCH”

            My friends actually use that expression I hate to admit

  11. Amalfi says:

    Dammit it just started to rain here and I had a run planned!

    Someone get me Teresa’s head on a silver platter.

  12. chismosa says:

    What’s a drunken Heinz?
    Like, Duncan Hines? I’m way off right ? Lol

    • RealhouseWifeva says:


      • chismosa says:

        Got it. Haha.
        At least she’s honest when with a drink. I think she was pissed over the topic of discussion more than anything else

        Jmho jmho ducking ……. πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

        • Realhousewifeva says:

          I think she likes to put on a show for the cameras.

        • melthehound says:

          No need to duck.. That’s why she was mad but she doesn’t need to go off the handle like that at every turn, especially at someone’s birthday party (or any other party).

        • lizzle says:

          You’re going to get a cramp in your neck from all that ducking… unless you are squatting… then you will have an amazing butt!

  13. Stars99 says:

    Great Job, Mel – It’s got to be tough to recap this show especially when they’re all just a pain in the dupa… Speaking of dupas… may yours heal quickly so the cast of RHNJ are the only pain in the asses you have in your life!

    • chismosa says:

      Dupa— another word I have to google translate/ urban dictionary !

    • melthehound says:

      Thank you Stars. It’s doing better today.

      • lizzle says:

        ITA… great job. I will watch it later and now I know what parts to skip. I might only be watching 5 min of this episode. And rest that dupa! I’ve heard tailbone injuries are some of the most painful injuries to sustain.

        • melthehound says:

          You may be right about that 5 minutes.. Depends on which of these characters you like πŸ˜€

        • Kansas Girl says:

          I think that may be true. The tailbone part. I fell down stairs some years back. it took ages to heal. Couldn’t bend, sit, wear..well much of anything. The worse is, people just laugh when they hear about it — no dignity at all. No huge sympathy bandages. It’s just worthless as an injury!

    • cocfarm says:

      Stars, are you Polish? I know that word!

      • chismosa says:

        Coc how go the πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ”πŸ£πŸ₯🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝?
        I hope well

  14. Stars99 says:

    Just wanted to let you guys know I really appreciate all the well-wishings you sent me yesterday… That was very Kewl Magool… = )

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Wait! What did I miss!??? Stars, get well, feel better, hang in there, he’s a jerk, the dog will show up soon, luckily food poisoning/cold/flu/broken dupa passes quickly. Did I cover it?

  15. VV says:

    Jeff thanks for the recap. Double the pain for you (physical and the recap) Get better !!!

  16. chismosa says:

    Opening statements for Zimmerman trial now

  17. VV says:

    Teresa’s book writer had this to say on Twitter:

    You have “trust issues” with men but you moved in with Joe a month after you met him? #Confused (

    Her tweets are spot on.

    • chismosa says:

      That actually makes sense. Women who grew up with issues with men subconsciously re-enact them.
      She may be searching for the love she (felt?) didnt get/ missed from dad ?

      Personally I think she lucked out with JoGo (DUCKING)
      I think her sisters are in stable marriages too, no? Do her sisters have kids? I feel like we never saw them

    • lizzle says:

      I guess the million dollar house helped her get over those “trust issues”

      She also said that Rosie apologized to Teresa for last night’s episode, which made me feel a lil better about bitter Rosie.

    • melthehound says:

      Those two are probably perfect for each other.

    • plainviewsue says:

      I loved Heather’s tweets. Really great and totally spot on.

  18. HuskerHuny says:

    Aces on the recap as usual MTH. This show is going nowhere fast. If this family drama cannot be resolved one way or the other, I’m done watching. New people/plotlines are needed to rescue this piece of _______ (insert your own adjective here).

    It’s nice to know that Teresa is O.K. with the name calling as long as you don’t say it to her face. I’m sorry – my husband calls me those names on national TV, there’s no amount of jewelry in the world that would make it good. Her daughters need a role model to show them how husbands are supposed to treat their wives – Teresa and Joe are not the ones to do so.

    Rosie has a definite dark side to her and it seems to be made worse when alcohol is involved. She’s getting a bad edit this season. I have seen the good side of her and believe that’s the side she shows more than other other one in real life. But Bravo doesn’t want to show that side this year.

    Yeah, I’ll keep watching for now, but my attention span is growing shorter and shorter.

    Rainy and windy day in Huskerland. Very dark out as well. So glad that the drought conditions of last summer are gone for now. Happy Monday to everyone and let’s all have some fun this week!

    • melthehound says:

      RE Rosie… Just like Teresa and the rest of them, production cannot use what they are not given. See the discussion above about Dina not wanting to bring the drama so she sat in her kitchen or wherever with her bald cat.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Agree totally – the camera sees what it sees. As I said, Rosie definitely has a dark side and a temper and mouth to match. It’s just so much of a difference from last year (minus the reunion) to this year. Those kind of mood swings make me very uncomfortable. Is that how she really is or is it for the camera?

  19. Donna says:

    It is possible that Kathy & Rosie have some resentment because their mother was given to an Aunt to raise?

    Before the show Rosie used to visit Joe & Teresa on numerous occasions.

    I don’t know if I heard it quite right, did Kathy say she went to Teresa’s father to talk about a problem she had with Teresa and that is why he walked away from her?

    • lizzle says:

      I haven’t watched this episode yet, but I know in one of the first episodes Kathy went to Teresa’s father to apologize for the things she said at the reunion, but he didn’t want to hear it. Somebody else will have to clarify if that is what she was talking about last night. I get the impression that Kathy is actually close with Teresa’s father and she really is sad about the rift between them.

      • melthehound says:

        I thought, Kathy was talking about her many attempts to heal the feud between her mother and Papa Gorga… I don’t remember her talking about apologizing to him but to Teresa (at the reunion). I could have missed it though..

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          Kathy “wants” to appear as the peacemaker (the TH about healing the riff between her mom and T’s dad) in the family. Nonni didn’t want to hear Kathy’s explanation or justification or her apology for what she said about his children on the show – so the peacemaker called him a coward and his wife a f**king liar at the reunion.

  20. Kat From Ohio says:

    god was watch what happens live awkward last night. andy looked like he was in pain. the manzos were pretty defensive (even more so than unusual) and unwilling to answer questions without sniping. GEEZ don’t go on a reality show if you don’t want to be questioned about your reality.

    i think andy’s patience with caroline is thinning.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      I missed WWHL!!! It is on again today so I set the DVR!!!!

    • mm in oc says:

      What’s up with Clown’s outfits? Who pairs clunky dark taupe shoes with a black boring dress with no sleeves. Get that woman a stylist, stat!

      • melthehound says:

        Hasn’t she always been the frumpy looking one?

      • windycitywondering2 says:

        I thought that Lauren was her stylist/make up artist? The clown definitely needs a new stylist. She looked better in the first couple of seasons when she did it herself!

      • chismosa says:

        I actually preferred that to her white pants/ tunic OR short too tight dress stuff

        Light colored shoes are supposed to go with everything and are supposed to lengthen the leg

    • chismosa says:

      Kat I agree. Andy seemed annoyed

  21. Amalfi says:

    My weather and the great comments distracted me but Jeffie-bear! You wrote my me in your blog.

    I am famous now people. I don’t know any of you anymore. Prepare to be stepped on.

    • Amalfi says:

      my me = my name.

      My newfound fame has also left me incoherent. You know, that’s happens. I’ll deal.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Should we all expect wine in the face at some point in time, Amalfi? If we don’t cyst and disease?

      • Amalfi says:

        Yes, dahling you should expect this at a future soiree at Le Red Lobster to which I will invite, disinvite and then reinvite you.

        I only throw red wine. Cuz its — ya know — classsy.

    • melthehound says:

      Ha! I just saw this… That’s what the head swell is all about πŸ˜†

      • Amalfi says:

        Swell? My head swells, is that what you’re trying to say you Fing POS??? Do not bring up my swelled head or I will walk all over Andy to choke you.

        Hahaha… I forgot why I am famous, so that means I should move on and I have to go make lunch. I feel like I have nothing to say about the actual show that I didn’t already get into in depth in chat, but I totally love your crapfest recap.

    • Orson says:

      Just remember, the feet you tromp on on your way up may be connected to the asses you have to kiss on your way down.

  22. VV says:

    Was it Rob Shutter the one that started planting gossip about Teresa with certain bloggers? I think it was him ( Lynn was still with us) this was a while back. I don’t know what his beef is with Tre. It could be that he is a friend of Andy (on and off)
    It worked with some bloggers who used to not dislike Teresa it didn’t work with others. I dislike Rob, he was slummy with Lynn. I remember a tweet he sent her about: I haven’t chatted with you in a while, send me DM or something in those lines and then a week or so later he had an article about bloggers and mentioned that Zlynn was a hate blog. This was hmmm 1 or 2 years ago give or take….

    • cusi77 says:

      I remember that VV querida! How I miss my Lynn… Thank you for keeping her Spirit alive with this Blog NMD, BB, Stars99, RamonaCoaster, MTH and all of you that keep this place going! Excuse that names scape my mind at this time, but you all know it is very much appreciated!

      • VV says:

        I know he is a jerk. I remember when he did the article about bloggers and named RT as the best blog (of course RT is a Certifiable I Hate Teresa blog) so no surprise there.
        I miss Lynn 😦 I’m sure she’s watching over NMD and all the bloggers here.

        • chismosa says:

          I didn’t know RT is anti Tre.
          It seems Radar is somewhat too.

          • VV says:

            They are BRUTAL to her over there. Very nasty to Tre (bloggers and posters).

            • chismosa says:

              Gotcha ….. πŸ˜‰

            • lizzle says:

              Reality Tea did do an article that really pissed Melissa off… which is the tweet Teresa was supposedly talking about last night. Melissa got mad that RealityT said she rented her designer duds and Melissa angrily tweeted that her cast mate went through a public bankruptcy and yet they are calling her out.

  23. Powell says:

    MTH you do the best “Crapfest 2013” reviews. πŸ™‚

  24. Powell says:

    Goodness MTH! I hope you’re going to be ok. Is The Hound easing up on you to help you recover? Nothing broken. That’s good. You take care of yourself.

    • melthehound says:

      No, nothing broken. It could be a lot worse and I’m glad it isn’t. Just uncomfortable to sit regular for a long time (like when recapping the crapfests).

  25. Powell says:

    I love when MTH says “this brand of hyenas”. How many brands are there? πŸ™‚

    • melthehound says:

      Did I say Brand? I meant Band. Probably should have said pack. To answer your question though, two that I know of. The scavenger type in Africa and the scavenger type on Bravo πŸ˜‰

  26. 2Stupid says:

    Was anyone shocked that the angel from god one the poll last night on whose side are you on? I mean I don’t understand why someone wouldn’t think it wrong to brin up what he did to Teresa. Oh well, I am in minority I guess.

    • VV says:

      Nope the 25 fans (exaggerating here) that the Manzos/Lauritas/Wakilee/Gorga have we’re the only ones that watched.

      If on the Poll you had to spell Teresa’s name then she loses a it if votes because if you type Therese or Tre it’s an invalid vote. However, I think the crowd that tune in last night was the Circus crowd.

      • VV says:

        *i hope you can make sense if this. Stupid autocorrect.

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          I don’t think WWHL has a very large audience but I agree the clown’s posse likely burned their fingers down to the bone during the voting period. Remember how upset JZ used to get when she didn’t win the WWHL polls?

          • plainviewsue says:

            People tweeted their attempts to vote for Teresa and it showed that it wasn’t able to go through.

            I don’t even bother voting on any of those polls. Loved how Teresa tweeted that there is no team and that Joe is her brother & she loves him.

            Did Joe tweet anything?????? Of course not. One of the hag sisters tweeted that they were all watching the ep together, so they probably cheered.

            MTH, you had me crying with the whole Jesus on the cross stuff. Hysterical!!

            Teresa gets blamed for bringing down the party. I just can’t anymore. And no one HW who has blogged has brought up Rosie’s disgusting behavior. And Andy calls her lovable Rosie.

            • VV says:

              Joe only tweets when Melissa lets him or when one of Melissa’s sister tweets for him. Remember the time when Mel’s sister changed his Avi?
              I’m telling you. He’s been manipulated for so long. He doesn’t know he still is.

            • melthehound says:

              πŸ˜€ …

    • chismosa says:

      I voted like 100x. Could have been me

  27. windycitywondering2 says:

    Thank you NMD, I love the Closet Freak!
    As for going to the gym, maybe it is different in your neck of the woods, but in Chicagoland there are “those gyms” where the women wear full battle makeup and pretty, provocative work out outfits and the guys look very well groomed. IMHO, they are looking to hook up and working out is a side benefit. Or like you said, it may just be a Jersey thing, or a Bravo thing, or a Teresa’s stylist’s thing. To me, it is no big thing cause when I work out I get the opportunity to put my brain in neutral!

    • cusi77 says:

      Windy_ I don’t work out but I do walk in Chicagoland and it is true here as well that the girls running on the Streets -or now in Summer by the Lake-, are well groomed, wearing great sport outfits (accentuating their great figures) same as men look great. But the hair if not short, they tied in a pony tail. I don’t think they have make up on… If they do, they are sweating and their faces will be worst than the Bozo face. Lol.

    • T-Rex says:

      We have those here in Florida. Step into an LA Fitness at 6am you get no makeup, full work-outs going on, clothes that are comfortable but not to revealing, etc. Step into that same gym at 2pm or later and you get the gym-barbies and ken’s, hair done(guys too), full on makeup, cutesie workout clothes, etc. I had to go to the gym once at 3pm and got whacked in the face from all the cologne/perfume folks were wearing.

    • chismosa says:

      Yeah in my area some of the more upscale-y gyms have a Lululemon snottiness to them

  28. Powell says:

    “I’m not watching it again.” LOL MTH. I can imagine you saying to yourself, “hell no I’m not watching that crapfest scene again. I hope LynnFam gets what I’m talking about”. πŸ™‚

  29. lillybee says:

    Wife Swap was fairly boring but I was surprised by how wild Tripp was.

    • Powell says:

      It’s not a show I’ve watched since S1 but I liked it cause it was interesting to see how Bristol is raising Tripp & how “she” felt Joan’s guest treated her. I was like,hmm I didn’t see any of what Bristol perceived as being ganged up on.

  30. lori says:

    Can someone please explain to me how Teresa got blamed for the horrible behavior at the birthday party? She wasn’t even there! I know T’s no angel but seriously is there any scenario that they won’t twist and turn to blame her?

    • melthehound says:

      Her name was mentioned and it enrages people. They didn’t invite her (seemingly), they shouldn’t be talking about her. They can’t help it though.. What else are they going to talk about?

      • lori says:

        Good point! It just boggles my mind. Personally if I don’t like someone their name never comes out of my mouth. Why waste my energy on someone I hate. Of course I’m not a reality show so I guess that’s a big difference.

        • melthehound says:

          I am kind of the same way but in order for me to Hate someone, I have to be thinking about them. I prefer not to waste that energy and instead, put it into those I like/love.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      It is the Teresa, Teresa, Teresa season – no one can keep her name out of their mouths and I think they finally realize what they are doing but they still have to blame Teresa, which is easier than taking responsibility for their own actions.

    • chismosa says:

      I get enraged simply thinking of her and I’m not on the damn show


  31. Dwight Schrute says:

    Sorry, Mel, but you got one thing majorly wrong. No was was Antonia at the table when Melissa was talking smack about Teresa. After all, just last week she stated she didn’t want to do that in front of the children. Melissa would NEVER do that.

    Except the time that she . . .

    Oh, and when she . . .

    And then when she . . .

    Ummmm, never mind.

    On another matter I think the Gorgas and the Guidices know when each other are at the gym. I seem to remember T. making a quick comment that her brother normally went at night to the gym.

  32. princesspindy says:

    I thought NJ was sooooo borring, seriously, it was ridic… Jeff, love the “Crapfest 2013” title! I don’t blame you for not wanting to watch again… I think that scene with Jaq and the trainer showed some “cray cray”….. And then last night somewhere I read a link about how there was a big physical fight at a Porshe event….all caught (miraculously on camera for Bravo!)..??
    I can’t even,…..

    Hope you feel better, been there, done that, at the courthouse, picking up the marriage license, looked around, lots of “fans”, got up and took a bow, lol!

    • Amalfi says:

      Yes that Poshe event bloody fight coming up was my rant from the blog before chat. I’ll repost it.

      • Amalfi says:

        Amalfi says:
        June 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        There is something to look forward to (gag!) β€” happened in late Mar/early Apr of this year and will be on the show. Here – I dislike Radar online so I’ll summarize.

        Yet another stranger (named Jonathan Karagiorgisa) pops by at Posche store opening (that Kim woman and her Bravo deal must be something else) and Joe confronts him about tweeting gossip about Melissa and when Joe asks where he gets these rumors, of course he says β€œask your sister”.. then Chris Laurita confronts him about tweeting that he and Jac made up the autism diagnosis and things get violent.
        And of course, violence ensues. And it is again, all Teresa’s fault.

        But on the other hand, I will be very interested if Jacqueline finds the magical cure for autism that she is searching for…

        • Rebecca says:

          Is that a radar online link? You need to go sit in the corner for an hour. That’s definitely a bigger violation that a curse word.

  33. windycitywondering2 says:

    Love, Love, Loved Nonna Guidice! She was funny and gave excellent advice to Teresa. Bet Joey and Melissa freaked out that she called Melissa’s wardrobe choices those of an Italian prostitute. And I feel sorry for Kathy and Rosie’s mother. Rosie disrespects her repeatedly and Kathy used her to push the Gorga family feud.
    If anyone messed with my grannies (God rest their souls) well quite frankly, I would have to cut a bitch!!

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      You Teresa is going to get blamed for Nonna G basically saying Melissa looks like a prostitute. I am sure it’s little comments like that that probably make Melissa’s In-laws hard to deal with. It seems like not only do the Sr Gorga’s “look at Melissa like she is the devil” but they also think she is a putana.

    • lillybee says:

      You know, if those guys would forget Tre’s alleged misdeeds. they might actually have a good time.

  34. shamrockblonde says:

    Jeff!!! – as a professional faller, I can honestly say, I feel your pain – invest in a donut to sit on – it will make it more comfortable – I have been entertaining people for years with my falls!!!
    rest easy my friend and thank you for tackling the crap fest!!!

    just as an aside – if anyone – freind or foe, stranger or family – ever behaved like Rosie did at any one of my parties, either myself, my husband or my kids would have quickly removed her from the room – especially if it was family as none of us would have wanted her to be seen in that state, and then talked about in a deragatory manner – we would never wish that on any of our loved ones –

    the first time I ever saw Rosie on this show was when she was babysitting the kids at beachouse – she was clearly not in her element, but was funny and protective of the little ones – first and last time I liked her –

    hope you feel better soon, Mel *hugs Mel really hard* p.s. – don’t worry whether about whether or not anyone saw you – if they did, they smiled for a second and then remembered their own spectacular fall and instead toasted to your swift recovery!

    • melthehound says:

      Yeah, I remember that scene.. I also seem to remember a half empty (or full) mega bottle of wine or some other liquor being consumed.

      The backside is fine.. It’s better today, last night it was particularly annoying because, in part, of the asshats I was watching on TV. I haven’t even seen my half hour of Long Island Princesses yet πŸ˜‰

  35. rabblerouser2010R says:

    Thanks for the blog everyone.
    Jeff I am sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you feel better soon.

    Stars, I missed your post yesterday but caught you thanking everyone for their well wishes. I hope that whatever is going on works out for you πŸ™‚

    • chismosa says:

      That is just such an odd choice for DA, no?

      He’s fantastic, don’t get me wrong (If I’m looking kind of dazzled…..
      I see neon lights …..Whenever you walk by….)

  36. Just Wondering in Jersey says:

    MTH thanks for your fab. recap. Sorry to hear about your fall. I’m so behind today but I hope yours is feeling better.

  37. Birdwoman says:

    Sorry I missed the chat last night. What was this about the Manzo’s live in girlfriend and boyfriend?

  38. Lulu says:

    Hello everyone hope everyone’s day is going great!!! Sorry MTH about your injury and thank you for still writting the blog!!!! That is what I call dedication! Great job!

    I love reading fiction. Love how whatever book you are reading the main character is always in a piled mess. But they somehow beat the odds and come out swinging. Just looking at my life the past year or even the past week. I feel like my life HAS to be fiction I swear! Aside from facing relocation. The landlord decided to show up on my doorstep. He wants to fire the management company and hire another. What he is offering is a rent reduction? So if he fires the management company what happens to us? We have a lease with them? Now what!

    Last night RHNJ the first half was sooo boring!!! Then the stupid nonsensical fight! I’m done with a D with how poorly staged the brand has become. Why are we watching a scene from the 1st episode with Kathy, her mom and angry leprechaun a few episodes later? Bravo does think we are stupid. BTW I smell a that who should never be named type of successful book by Mego.

    • melthehound says:

      Lulu, My pain in the butt is nothing compared to what others here are going through but thank you..

      I agree, these shows (not just NJ) have become very poorly staged if they were ever anything else.

      Your home: My guess is, your lease goes with the apartment/condo/house, regardless of who manages it it is still owned by the same person. Were I you, and relocation comes, I would just go and let the chips fall where they may. Especially if I was going to end up on an island in the south pacific. I don’t know in your case what financial consequences would be though.

    • Rebecca says:

      The landlord hires a property management company by contract just like does a plumber. They can change all the time.

      Office buildings get bought and sold and all the leases have survivorship clauses. You signed a lease with the building owner. You’re good for now.

    • lizzle says:

      If you are 100 percent sure your husband is gonna get transferred… I would start talking to your landlord now. The landlord seems like he is in a vulnerable place right now. Tell him to change companies and keep the rent the same… just change it to a month to month lease.

  39. boston02127 says:

    Mel, I hope you’re ok. 😦

  40. Nancy says:

    To my fellow Canadians…Did you know that it is illegal to drag a death horse down
    Yonge Street in Toronto on a Sunday! I kid you not.

  41. chismosa says:

    Mel it’s your coccyx???

    I just find that word so funny….. Your tailbone?

    • melthehound says:

      Yes, it’s funny to me too πŸ™‚

      • chismosa says:

        Reminds me also of the person who heads up and directs the rowers—– coxswain? Or something —- you have to be very tiny for the job and yell at all the rowers. I always wanted to do that. Haha

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Chimosa…don’t forget about the shuttlecock….that badminton birdie name cracks me up!!! (Ok my sense of humor may be a bit immature!!)

        • melthehound says:

          Something like that. The one who sits in the back of the boat steering as the rowers paddle.

  42. boston02127 says:

    Does anyone know what time the 2 hour OC mess is starting? Also, is it going to be a new show or flash backs from the past?

  43. not THAT Jill says:

    I wonder what kind of sales Melissa is hoping for from her book. She can’t seriously think she has a best seller in her right? I mean-who would take marriage advice from these people? Caroline’s book was a bust I think and Melissa’s will be as well….she thinks she is so cute and clever with her “take a page from my book” as her new tag line.
    Maybe Rosie will write a book next …”I’m not Amish…I drink scotch” could be her title!! It could be a self help book on how to look like a complete fool on TV!!!!

  44. not THAT Jill says:

    We have had such a hot day today n NY and now here comes the thunderstorms….I have thunderstorms in the summer-they are scary!!!!

  45. AZGirl says:

    I just watched last weeks Newlyweds. OMG that scene with Tina and Tarz with Khan and girlfriend at dinner was so uncomfortable. I am sure that WAS NOT scripted. Khan girlfriend is a gold digger. Really, she find Khan sexy? What some women would do for money and how stupid can men be? Their behavior was disgusting. I am thinking this may be all a “put on” by Khan and he paid the girl to play the role for “payback” on his daughter. Previews of the finale you can see this is not going to pan out well.

    • Amalfi says:

      I hear they got married, so she graduated from gold digger gf to new stepmom.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        WHAT???? They got married????? I can’t even believe it!!!!!

        • Amalfi says:

          I actually was searching for where I saw that info the other day and cannot find it! The GF was gross so I hope I made that up, but I am sad to say I think it is true.

  46. Nancy says:

    Pretty soon we will be hearing those six little words…

    Game 6 here we come. Good luck to the Bruins and the Blackhawks.
    I’m sure Lynn will be watching from above. πŸ™‚

  47. Noelle says:

    I am no longer watching HW’s of anything.
    However; Recaps should be baised on the ‘actual’ show and the entire show.
    Waxing poetic and opinions are for the comment section.

  48. Noelle says:


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