Real Housewives of New Jersey – S5E8 – Scum One, Scum All

real-housewives-of-new-jersey-season-5-cast-and-info-rev_1Note: Take your pick, Teresa is either the root of all evil or her SIL is.. I contend, the latter but that’s just my opinion and you can take that for whatever you think it’s worth. Those of you non regular posters/readers who think Teresa is writing these recaps, I can assure you, as a 49 year old man, I look nothing like Teresa Giudice and I can type with both hands and haven’t been in New Jersey since I was about a year and a half year old. It has never been any secret that I am a Teresa fan (or whatever you want to call it) so yes, she may get a favorable edit here in these recaps. I invite or rather challenge anyone who can do better and can do an unbiased recap, to do so if you don’t like reading what I write. I do call them as I see them. I know we don’t all watch the same show or rather, see the same things. That said, here is the recap for this week – MelTheHound.

Hello again folks. It continues. There is no need to describe what ‘It’ is, we all know by now. Last week, we finally got to this fight scene at this retreat that Teresa (and Rosie) had planned. The WWHL show last week sometime when Kathy and Rosie were there, they were continuing the idea that this was all Teresa’s idea. We were told that the future episodes would be amazing.. We’ll see. Some accuse this woman of being a moron but without her, let’s be honest here, there would be no show because none of them would have anything to talk about. Honestly, I don’t think we would either. Not with this current cast anyway. As usual, so far, here is ClosetFreaks video recap of last weeks show. She points out an interesting fact.. One that has nothing really to do with this show but another. That is the Bridge that Momz and Big Al were crossing or standing on. The bridge2observant viewer and fans of The Sopranos, may have noticed that bridge is the same one that Junior Soprano’s enforcers threw a drug dealer off of after the grandson of a friend took a drug induced leap off of that bridge (season 1 episode 6). In fact, the bridge makes an appearance in the first episode of the series. This particular screen grab is just after Junior’s thugs threw the drug dealer off of the bridge, to see if he could fly (something I think should happen to ALL pushers). That’s just a fun fact. It’s also been noted that the two of them, Momz and Al, may have been having their daddy was never around chat in front of this castle where the retreat was held, but editing would have us believe, they were somewhere else (thank you Cusi77).

In other related NJ mob type news, this was posted on FB yesterday. Tick As Tieves, is apparently more than a tagline for Momz Manzo. Nothing new, I know that. By the way, in case any of you have ever wondered why I call her Momz, one of the first images that came to my mind watching her on this show was Ma Barker. If you prefer someone a little less sinister, the character ‘Mom’ from the movie, Doctor Detroit.Β Anyway, in the FB article, look who is featured as one of the ‘biggest’ enforcers in the New Jersey mob. Albert ‘Tiny’ Manzo, Momz’s FIL. Found stuffed in the trunk of his Lincoln after he upset the wrong people. Momz has her name in print in the press but I doubt that’s the notoriety she was hoping for. Yes, I know the Manzoids aren’t criminals.

At the end of last weeks episode, again, we finally get to this fight that we’ve all been waiting to see. Personally, I don’t like to watch people fight. I don’t watch fights on TV sports channels and I don’t like to witness it in person. I like wrestling because I know it isn’t ‘real’. People beating the hell out of each other though, It just isn’t my thing. If it’s yours, God Bless. You will all remember that after Joey called Teresa, Scum, she went outside and told Joe, who had just told Rosie he promised Papa Gorga that he wouldn’t kick baby Joey’s ass. Joey had other ideas as Joe went in and demanded that Joey apologize for calling Teresa, Scum. I suspect there was a lot more than what we are seeing but the show, picks up with that fight scene (that was partially blacked out last week, nice try Bravo, especially since you put the ‘extended’ scene on your website). He called his sister scum after she told him to stick with blood. Many have made the (IMO) mistake of thinking she was suggesting that he abandon his wife, for his sister. Not the case… The non-blood she was talking about, was the F-Nut, Jacqueline. We saw MeGo, antagonizing the situation at every chance she had. Somehow, I think, this was Joey trying to prove he’s a man. Teresa left the scene to go get help. Don’t operate under the impression you saw the whole thing because at some point here, there were two large security guard types trying to separate the two Joes. I have said before that I don’t believe anything on these shows happens as we see it nor in the order we see it. However, I pretend it does for the sake of these recaps.

Anyway, after Joey proved his manhood, by putting his head down and charging Joe and during the fight, grabbing or hitting or biting (pick the one that helps you sleep at night) Joe in the balls, and MeGo getting her scratches in, everyone went their separate ways some with black stuff all over them. Black Tar they called it. So now we have another ‘gate’ and that is Tar-Gate. I guess that what little hair he has left, Joey uses some sort of product to make it look thicker. We’ve joked all week long about it, the spray can hair, the shoe polish, whatever it is he used, rubbed off on everyone that he came into contact with. Even one of the security guards that helped break up the fight had black stuff smeared all over the back of his bald head. That might explain why a few weeks ago, he showed up on WWHL with a shaved head. Given that, it was kind of a waste for MeGo to make sure that their non fake persona ( πŸ™„ ) stayed in tact by putting his stained hat back on his head, after the fight. You all can place blame wherever you want for this fight, I put it solidly in the Gorga camp. They went there looking for conflict, and that’s exactly what they got. Don’t get me wrong here, Anyone who believes I think the Giudice’s are innocent in all of this, think again. It takes at least two to fight and when neither will let anything go, right or wrong, there are no victims or blameless people involved. What I am saying here is Teresa should just let her brother and cousin be ‘friends’ with Jacqueline and let them find out for themselves what a whack job she really is. Nothing Teresa says about being ‘set up’ for stripper-gate is going to help that along.Β That said, let’s see what the rest of Crapfest 5 part 8 has to offer us.

This is all more commentary than actual recap. Apologies in advance if you’re hoping for something different. Okay.. Before I get on with this, I’m going to put this out there, in case any of you didn’t know. I put ALL of these TV time shrinks in the same garbage heap, especially those who appear on Bravo. That includes Drew’s pal, Dr NoSocks, whoever that was Bethenny had on her show (he worked out real well, didn’t he? She is as screwed up as ever and now she and Jason are in the midst of a nasty divorce), these team building specialists, and this DrV (who, btw could do with a visit to that Manhattan threading salon we saw a few weeks ago).

After the fight,Β I’ll try and get some of this in without stating what I really think of that woman who is married to the munchkin. Kathy was concerned that her new nose would get broken which is why she didn’t want to step in. According to Folletto Steriod Boy, Joe Giudice is the reason for all of his problems with his family. It couldn’t possibly be that he is a roid raging cry baby asshole. Rosie tells of Teresa coming outside and telling Joe what had just happened and that’s how the fight started. We have to suffer through several scenes with the dickhead (Richie) trying to say that the entire fight was Joe’s fault and somehow Teresa’s is also at fault. I’m sure there are some here who will agree but what we were shown, was the baby roid boy charging at him. Richie, shut your mouth and sit the phuck down in a corner with your booze which is the only way you can function. You are not funny, nor helpful. I don’t get what your wife sees in you, maybe you have a 10 inch tallywacker or maybe it’s just the size of your wallet. I don’t know. What I do know is that Kathy is always making excuses for Richie. This is a group of armchair therapists who, if they knew anything, could have ‘fixed things’ long ago. Clearly, they don’t know anything but the side they have chosen, MeGo’s. At the end of it all, again, according to all of them, this is all Teresa’s fault. We get to see the Gorga’s with their NJ Dry Cry talking about how evil Teresa is. How, she is only on this show for endorsements and how all of her products suck. Well said autotune. How is that book of yours coming along? How about Follettos book? Let’s face it, if Teresa wasn’t part of this show, and a huge part at that, neither you or your baby shrunk-nut husband would be on the show either so, get over yourselves (I think he bit or grabbed Joe’s nuts so he could get some idea of what a real pair was like). I will note he is no longer wearing the whitish baseball cap but a black stocking cap. At some point in the show, in TH (filmed much later), he admitted to using the spray products for his ‘hair’. He wouldn’t admit it to the group in any way but at some point, he did. MeGo couldn’t even muster that much honesty in her THs which tells me, he didn’t get the memo that he is supposed to keep denying it. She maintained that she didn’t know where all the black shit came from. I think the stuff has sent him into early dementia. We also get to see the two of them closet talking again about how terrible Joe is… Whispering, as they did on the bus, as if we aren’t supposed hear what it is these two mic’d up assholes are saying. Oh, almost forgot.. How could I? MeGo thinks Teresa is a pig for not separating the two Joes during the fight. How silly of me. Going to get someone capable of doing so makes Teresa the pig. Got it now.

Somewhere in all this, before dinner, the Wakilies decide it would be a good idea for Teresa to talk to her brother. Rosie agrees and they try and set it up. Teresa wants to talk to him alone but MeGo will have nothing to do with that. She has to make sure that whatever he says, comes straight from her mouth. So that conversation doesn’t happen.

I don’t know if it was before or after dinner, it doesn’t matter, but we witness one of those cringe worthy WTF moments with Teresa and Joe (her husband) in the tub. I didn’t see the OC Tamra version of this but I did see it on Flavor Flav’s show that he did with Bridget Neilson. The sight of one of them sucking the other’s toe is forever burned into my brain as one of the most disgusting moments on reality TV. Oddly enough, it wasn’t Bravo that brought this to us but VH1. These RH bathtub scenes rank right up there with that one for me. We’ll go with the flow though, she wants to reward Joe for (finally) standing up for her and ‘defending her honor’. Luv ya, Teresa but this isn’t something I needed to see. I doubt the waiter that brought the champagne to your tub scene was real thrilled with it but somehow I am guessing, he’s seen worse. The two of them are pouring the champagne on each other, she’s licking it off of his chest and just uggggh… Where’s the bleach? I thought I heard him say that’s a way you catch Pneumonia. Really Joe? Just enjoy your wife, keep it off of TV, and STFU.

At the community dinner table, sans the Giudice’s, once again, the talk centers on Teresa because none of these people have anything more interesting to talk about. Forget that this retreat was her idea, it doesn’t matter, nothing ever changes with these people regardless of where they are. We get to see that fake ass innocent look on the the she devil’s face, for the millionth time. Bravo, you’ve really screwed up trying to keep these two sympathetic in your story lines. Even most who couldn’t see it before are seeing what a fake she really is. I hope Andy’s gorgasm is over. Then he can dress Joey in his dress and wig and sweep her off of his feet and they can live happily ever after. I am sure MeGo won’t mind as long as she gets her alimony checks on time.

The following day, it’s breakfast time… We see Rosie’s bed-head, Richie is ready to go with the booze in his hand already. So is Rosie. I don’t know what Kathy is doing but who really cares? I think they are all drinking those drinks made of champagne and orange juice. Richie is a drunken boozer and he’s hell bent on turning everyone else into one. Over in the Giudice room, Teresa and Joe are just ‘waking up’ after their hot night. She wants coffee and he wants to jerk off a couple times (good to know).

Teresa gets out of bed and goes in to the bathroom to make a phone call. Who does she call? Momz. AAAAAAAAAAAAhgggggggh… We almost escaped her for a full episode. She tells Momz about the fight and asks her to ‘come up’… Now, editing at it’s finest again. We’ve determined, that Momz and Big Al were likely there during part of their pop the nipples out of their mouths and maybe I can quit working so much conversation. We will pretend this is all real though and has nothing to do with Momz and her advice book. She is in her apartment that has a room for Lauren. Lauren happens to be there with her re-expanding ass on the kitchen counter. I think she popped that lap-band and found those 40 pounds she claims to have lost (BS). You see, Teresa is still under the (bravo) delusion that somehow Joey asked Momz to step in and help fix things. She’s written a book don’t ya know… We all know, from the show, that it was the other way around. Watch the show, Teresa, get a clue. After some snide remarks from the Lauren sourpuss manzoid, Momz decides she’s going to go help. This ought to go well.

I don’t remember who arrived first, It doesn’t matter.. Momz or DrV. I think it was the doctor. I find it odd (not really) that they have to fly in a TV shrink from L.A. to fix a relationship problem in New Jersey. Teresa welcomes the doctor to the retreat castle and the exchange begins as Teresa is explaining what is going on. Something gets said that I am sick to death of hearing from Teresa. She asks DrV if she is Italian to which the reply is, by injection. WTF does being Italian have to do with anything? Want to see some people who can really go at each other? Try Romanians. I have great uncles and cousins I’ve never met and half the parties involved in these feuds are dead, 20+ years ago. It has nothing to do with nationality, it has to do with the fact that you’re all assholes. Anyway, as T is on the couch explaining to V what is going on, as she sees it, we hear another pearl of brotherly love wisdom from the angel from God… “Fuck that bitch”. What’s the matter, Joey? Can’t you even get it up anymore when fighting with your sister? Are you Really THAT frustrated? At some point, they are all at the breakfast table and MeGo brings up this cheating accusation and how, once again it is Teresa’s fault that HER bridesmaid, Jan, is the one that made the accusation. Oh, at some point here, MeGo called T, Mother Teresa.. To which, Teresa responds, “I’m not Mother Teresa – Thank You Jesus”… I didn’t think T had it in her to have such a snappy come back for the other angel from God.Β (heheheeee)

Somewhere in all this, Momz arrives. She wasn’t driving but was driven. I suspect by the hotel car service where she was staying down the street waiting for her cue from production. Rosie greets her at the door and the gossip is spilled. We don’t get to Momz’s part in all this mess (who claims she wants to be out of it but keeps getting sucked back in), in this episode. Maybe the next. Unless her part was to show what a true sourpuss her daughter is.

Let’s get to the therapy part of this episode. All others have failed, let’s see what DrV can do. She takes Joey in to another room and has a chat with him. We can see MeGo crapping a brick because she isn’t there to speak for him (Anyone who thinks this woman wants her husband and his sister to mend fences or even get along, isn’t watching the show). He tells DrV that he hates his sister and wants nothing to do with her. This is MeGo talking, trust me on that one. He says that Teresa is the reason people talk shit about his wife. This relationship therapist, completely missed the cue on that one. Failing to ask, instead of ‘how do you feel about that’, have you ever questioned the people doing the talking (Jan)? As I said earlier, garbage heap TV time shrinks. Bought and paid for by Bravo. She brings Teresa into this conversation which, I’m sure further infuriates MeGo, so that Baby Joey can tell her what he has to say about his desire to make up with Teresa. She explains to DrV what they use to be like. Inseparable. She knows it can’t be that way again but she still doesn’t want to lose her brother. Elder Gorgas aren’t getting any younger, neither are the kids. Teresa turns on the waterworks and then something odd happens. Baby Joey must have borrowed his Raisinettes from his wife because he hugged and kissed his sister. I bet she hit the ceiling when she saw that on the show (because I don’t believe for one minute these two women have settled anything). I doubt MeGo’s singing career has progressed beyond closing flea markets and gay nightclubs. Since Greggy has left, I doubt she’s even getting that venue.. Maybe Fanny Andy is helping her out with that. I also doubt anyone wants a book on how to be a jealous NJHW wannabe. Is anyone else waiting for Danielle to crawl out of the woodwork and say “Told you so”?

That’s about it folks. I know it isn’t a word for word write up. You know me, I never do those anyway. This episode was too much of a back and fourth mess to even attempt that and keep from blowing a gasket. So, what if anything did we learn tonight? That Teresa is likely correct about MeGo screeching in Baby Joey’s ear and perpetuating this feud between them. Wouldn’t be the first time that’s ever happened, even in real life. We learned who the jealous people really are, the Gorgas. Jealous that Teresa has been given or has created all these opportunities for cash outside of the show (take your pick, given or created). We’ve also learned that when the Gorgas don’t have a producer on their side, they get the shit edit they deserve. If Bravo is planning on making these two shine, it’s too late. They’ve failed miserably. Just strap the baby back in his car seat and send him on his way. Don’t forget the spray can so he can ticken his hair (thank you LaineyLainey) and let’s hope this time he doesn’t forget the fixer to keep it from rubbing off during his next tantrum. I hear Krylon makes a pretty decent fixer. Maybe our resident artists can tell us of a few others.

Does anyone care what the absent character, the F Nut, had to say about this episode during her appearance on WWHL? Honestly, since she skipped the S3 reunion, everything she says is Charlie Brown teacher, wah wah wah.. We’ll pretend though that she had something useful or intelligent Β to say. Let’s see……………………………………………….. Β Nope.. Nothing yet………………………… Still nothing…. Wait!….. No, nothing…. Oooohhh…… Nope… Still nothing. Just about as much as she adds to the show itself. Not a damn thing.

See you next week folks.

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359 Responses to Real Housewives of New Jersey – S5E8 – Scum One, Scum All

  1. TexasTart says:

    Good morning! I read the opening comment and challenge – way to go MTH! Will read the recap in a bit, I actually watched this one and all I can say quickly is thabk God maybe these two siblings can at least be civil…time will tell. More than a hair in a can confession – I would have much preferred to hear WHY Joey “hates” his sister. He said that with such deep conviction. Gotta post a couple tweets and back to work pronto!

  2. TexasTart says:

    • VV says:

      You can go as far back on Intagram or Twitter years back and Teresa always post pics with family. ALWAYS. She post a few at events and Celebrity but the big bulk of the pics are about her family. Contrast with Autotune and Dum-Dum, the majority of the pics they post are of them with celebrities and them partying.

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  6. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It should cool down a bit this week. I hope everyone gets cooled off. I saw the title of the show last.night. The title alone should be an embarrassment for the NJ crew. I’m sure that is farthest from their minds.

    Have a great day.

  7. TexasTart says:

    By the way, I am not sure, but I think Teresa Giudice gained around about 25 thousand followers recently…..she is at 702M now. I’ll post who has the bigger number of followers when I get around to it…I am so in trouble if I don’t get my work done!!!

  8. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Lets pretend it really is all Teresa’s fault-stripper-gate and cheating-gate-let’s pretend Teresa set everything up even though most of agree she has only 2 working brain cells. It’s all her fault that we think Melissa was a stripper and that Melissa is a cheater. Ok-now what? How does Melissa explain the past 10 years of hating Teresa and Teresa being soooo mean to her? What did Teresa do to her? Who was Teresa “outing” Melissa to for the past 10years? Melissa wants us to believe that things have been bad between her and Teresa for years but I have only heard her complain about things that have happened since she came on the show. I don’t remember Melissa saying any of the awful things that Teresa has done to her before-do you?
    I think Melissa knew full well that coming on the show would screw up this family and she just didn’t care-she wanted what Teresa had (I’m not talking about a shitty husband and a bankruptcy case) FAME and she wanted it at any cost. Her husband knew it and went along with it because he wanted it too-he maybe the one who wanted it most.
    The resentment they “display” at Teresa’s “success” is the root of the whole problem but they can’t say that because they will look like bigger fools than they already do. They have to fight with Teresa because that was the only thing that they had to bring to this stupid ass show. If they stop fighting they have no reason to be there. They are not interesting nor entertaining-in my opinion. I don’t enjoy watching Joe always trying to hump Melissa ( I don’t use the word hump often but it is what he tries to do to her) and I don’t enjoy her fake singing career-so what else do they have? They have Teresa-who, love her or hate her has always been at least entertainingly moronic. I loved her season 1 -what a ditsy chick she was-but funny!!! Season 2 was all about Danielle and everyone played off that mess-I didn’t like Teresa surfing that season!! But when her brother came on and called her garbage-she had me back. Her shock at the way Melissa and Joe decided to play the fame game was real to me. They sold their souls for a Bravo fame train ride and there is no turning back. They are now just seeing what it means to be “Bravo famous”-it is fickle and dirty and sometimes down right mean….I hope they are enjoying the ride!!!!
    (I didn’t mention Kathy, Richie or Rosie in any of this because I think they are stupid and serve no purpose on this show)

    • Rebecca says:

      The fact that all kinds of ex-friends and boyfriends have come forward to speak out against Melissa is really telling. People they paid to tweet and host anti-Tre websites have turned on them.

      This is so telling. Bulldog tweeted that he IS going to tell his side of the story. Why isn’t Melissa learning ANYTHING here? If she were to act with a modicum of class and dignity, she wouldn’t be i this shitstorm. So who’s the real dummy here?

    • VV says:

      Don’t forget, Joey also claims that Joe Giu is responsible for his parents hating him…. Melissa thought she could bring Teresa down but it has backfired on her. Her techniques might work with her Dum-Dum husband but millions are seeing her true colors. It was about time.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        How exactly did Joe Gui get them to hate their own son? He is such a cry baby that Joe Gorga…his dad was right to tell him to go cry to his momma!!!!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Here is a good example of birth order coming into play. He’s the baby of his family, she’s the baby of her family. Most of the time, with well adjusted babies of the family, they would be fine. They might be a bit too competitive and and find it hard to “be the adult” every once in awhile. But these two babies are pouty and manipulative and still utilizing the techniques that brought them success within their sibling, birth order families. The real world usually doesn’t accommodate baby of the family shenanigans like your immediate family does. These two are a bad combo, Divo and Diva. They did nothing to earn the Divo and Diva status except to merely exist. That’s ok in your immediate family, but the real world doesn’t play that game. They are both addicted to underserved compliments and adulation. Something for nothing. Something for just being cute. My hubby and I are both middles. Funny how that works out sometimes,…oldest sibs are attracted to oldest sibs, babies to babies and middles to middles. I might have opened a can of worms with this post, but I welcome your opinions on the birth order crap. LOL!!! Could be just crap, I dunno. Better than opening a can of HAIR. πŸ™‚ get it? can’o worms. vs. can’o hair?

          • Powell says:

            LOL Lainey. I don’t know anything about birth order since I’m an only child. πŸ™‚

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            I’m the middle of 7 and Kevin is the baby of 2 -Kevin doesn’t act like a baby but I act like a typical middle child-everything has to be fair and even!! My little sis (the baby) married another baby…they are 2 babies in every sense of the word-they fight like babies and pout when mad-they were MFEO!!!!!

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Mother F’in Embryonic Ova? What does MFEO stand for JNNTJ? I love your description of the two babies who married. We are two middles and also like fairness and all that. However, we can be a bit…um…quick to give in for the sake of peace. LOL!!! Not always a bad thing, but some things are worth fighting for!!

          • VV says:

            EXCELLENT POST Lainey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • windycitywondering2 says:

            Great explanation L2!
            The other factor in the lil bro hate towards his BIL is because Juicy did what he was supposed to do – be successful in business, married the walk the knife girl, put his family first and most of all showed respect to his inlaws! The crying one did not really do any of those things but still expects the reverence given to the traditional Italian male heir.
            LOL – Both myself and my husband are oldest siblings too!

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Well Joe Guidice is more manyly, so Tre’s dad probably relates better to him…just guessing. The women really coddled Joey, it seems, and his approach to things is rather feminine. But I hate to say that because it puts femininity in a really bad light, and I don’t mean to do that. Joey, under normal circumstances, is the kind of guy I would like as a friend because of his more feminine side…he’s funny, emotional, vain, gossipy, sentimental, etc. But I wouldn’t want to be married to someone with these girlish behaviors. I like a manly man to be my man.

              • cusi77 says:

                So much truth in what you said, Lainey! In the First Episode of their first Season, when Joey was crying “You are my effing’ father” Para Gorga told him “Go to cry with your mother”… Wow! You are right in the money!!! Papa Gorga saw the little weak/boy crying for attention.
                I also agree that the main problem for those two is that Teresa was: 1.-Famous (or infamous with the flipping table_ 2.-The love and trust of his Parents 3.-She married someone his father approved and loved.
                You are so right about both of them, Joey and Melissa… Mel has her sisters -not helping her to be an adult, still building her delusion that she deserves everything; That her In Laws are in the wrong and she is right, feeding her with the delusion that she is too good for this world… *sight*

    • Powell says:

      JNNTJ I hope you & the fam had a great vaca. Fashionista Maggie didn’t take all her clothes did she? πŸ™‚
      I totally agree w/your assessment of the Gorga’s. Even if Tre did all they’ve accused her of what else do they have? Nothing. Mel just uses the blame Tre train to get Joey to remain on her side regarding the family turmoil. She just doesn’t want to face that mom & pop Gorga have never warmed up to Mel & instead of her owning up to that she wants to blame Tre for everything that’s gone wrong for the past 10yrs. Well the Bravo train will come to a stop very soon so I guess that will be Tre’s fault too.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Hey Powell-we all had a crazy fun time-Maggie changed her clothes 10 times a day and was loaning her dresses and bathing suits to all her cousins!! Hope you enjoyed your vacation too-was it with family?? I saw you post a bit about your trip but I didn’t read the blog much last week!!!

        • Powell says:

          Maggie is my girl. πŸ™‚ LOL. She lends clothes? That’s where we differ. I do not lend clothes.
          Yes we went to a family reunion. Had lots if fun w/cousins, aunts, uncles. I had a migraine that never quite went away so I didn’t go out w/my cousins to downtiwn Charleston one night. I was in bed. I had as much fun as I could. Went shopping, dinner w/everyone, picnic w/everyone. Got back about 4pm yesterday. I’m glad you all had such a great time. I’m ready to do something else. πŸ™‚ I took today off and was thinking I need to take some more days off.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Oh Powell that stinks that you weren’t feeling well!!! At least you got to do something’s with the family! Take more days off-you deserve some fun time!!!

    • mrs peabody says:

      Tre’s SIL said in her talking head when she showed up all tre saw was a piece of shit, I tend to agree with tre on that.

  9. chismosa says:

    Scroll on by everyone –it’s cool I’m used to it— have a good day:::

    —-I know not any of you watched WWH but man Jacq had work done on her nose. Good,subtle work but work.
    I’m surprised no one called in any questions about that.

    —-I’m sure Teresa is busy this week going over her lines with Heather Mac for next Sunday’s WWH appearance and tweeting nonstop pics of her best commodity-her kids. Vomitttttttttt
    She’s getting good though!

    —-And I DO feel for her and her moment with Jo, I took it that Jo wasnt really trying to (overall/once and for all) reconcile with Tre in that moment but just that he couldn’t stand to see her cry there. He knows her husband just dismisses her tears, feelings, and emotions so he wants to be there for her but her barrier of STUBBORNNESS won’t allow for more Jo in her life. I feel for Tre in her sisterly role because I’m an older sister to a brother too but I don’t think she’s computing what the Vagina is telling her. I hope she does.
    I know from experience, therapy takes TIME to settle in your brain and that’s the average person’s brain…. so imagine tre’s brain. πŸ’ŠπŸ”«.
    Maybe Heather can go to the sessions and transcribe them for Tre.

    I would wish Tre and Jo go to therapy ALONE together. Take that old school bull*hit about therapy and go scratch. Just work at it. i would advise 2-3x a week with Jo. That would be my prescription lol. No joke.

    —-Question for anyone who watched LA Shrinks:: Is dr V a family therapist or just sex therapist? That’s what i thought she was. And she wears black contacts right? Why!!!??? Odd duck.
    I’m glad she seemed to get through. I think therapy’s the bomb for everyone though, even everyday average Sally

    —-“Lowlife” and “midget” — projection. STOP with the height stuff criminal Gorilla ! You are .005 inches taller than him.
    Gloating about how physically better you are ? i cant take his high level ‘class.’
    At least JoGo put it right— he had to lower himself to trash to deal with the projecting Napoleonic-trash. At least he was embarrassed – something Gorilla knows no meaning of, doubt he’s ever been embarrassed of anything in his life except his emasculation. Time to pop open the merlot and drive into a tree or writhe on the floor to break some teeth.
    I agreed with who said it—–“enough with the EGO shit.” πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨

    —Tre does Mr Gorga know the names your loving hubby calls his son/ your brother? She kept harping on that.
    Maybe that wouldn’t break his heart because he’s heard it all before from the gorilla for YEARS. I mean I guess we don’t know what words mr Gorga used to his wife growing up. Remember he and his wife warned Tre about Gorilla. she needs to stop milking her father’s age and illness.
    (Not sure if its one illness or just the emphysema)

    ———“””Think before you talk”””— Tre is jealous of anyone who has the physical and mental capability to do such a thing. Good one.

    ——Richie WAS on top of them as they were fighting. Tre you don’t know because you RAN AWAY as per the usual tap dance. πŸ‘―πŸ‘―πŸ‘―

    —-I loved Richie’s Arabic and Tre’s Italian (that for once I understood) both in this ep—very cute. !!! Yalla yalla. andiamo! Andiamo this show sucks! Yalla habbibi get this season OVER with!

    —Dr Vagina came recommended by producers Tre not “friends”.
    And you don’t like pretty people Tre, you’re jelly jelly of Melissa. Has to be pretty people who lower themselves to you and indulge in your kitsch & KooKoo

    I agree wholeheartedly with what Mel said about the “products” — and I do NOT agree with Mel a lot. (Two babies in a family should never marry. Psych101 )
    I don’t know how loreal hasn’t filed suit against your packaging yet.
    Shocking to me.

    ❇❇❇❇❇❇❇❇
    Anyone watch Princesses? That orthodox Jewish Moroccan/Persian wedding was so interesting to watch. I wish they focused more on that. My father sounds exactly like the bride’s dad. Lol. Their house is on the market this month for almost 3 million$$$. Unbelievable. Does not look it at ALL for the area.

    I’m just so excited my favorite dance reality show comes back tonight so that’s what I’m psyched for! Love love love love it!! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ‘―πŸ‘―πŸ‘―

    Have a happy Manic Monday everyone πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’œ

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Hey Girl-how you been??? Hope all is well-missed you while I was away!!!
      I know we don’t agree on the Mel/Teresa stuff but who cares-I’m commenting anyway!!!
      I agree about Jac on WWHL -she looked different and not is a bad way
      I don’t agree that Heather can get Teresa to say the right things on WWHL or on any show-she maybe able to write her blog but she can’t speak for her and Teresa doesn’t take advice about anything!!
      I also don’t agree with the Teresa running away thing-she went to get help-I think it was the right thing to do. I wouldn’t jump into a fight between two men because you will get your ass kicked-maybe not on purpose but it will happen. Melissa stayed because the camera stayed-that’s my truth!!!
      Mel’s comments on the products that her SIL is selling-she didn’t say it because its true-she said it to be bitchy. Being truthfully is not what any of these idiots set out to do!!!!

      • realhousewifeva says:

        Amen! I haven`t bought any of Teresa`s products but lots of the reviews of her book, Fabellini and haircare are extremely positive…Unless all those people are in on some sort of Teresa Cult…I`m going to assume that her products aren`t all that bad. Melissa would give an arm and a leg to get the opportunities Teresa has. The singing didn`t work (where does she perform? Unknown nightclubs and fairs?), so she is falling back onto copying off her sister in law AGAIN and `writing` a book. Let`s see if it makes NYT Bestseller like Caroline`s DIDN`T. LOL

        • HuskerHuny says:

          I know I live in fly-over country, but I have yet to see any product that Teresa promotes anywhere around here. Her cookbooks were on the clearance rack at the bookstore. Not that I spend a lot of time in the alcohol and beauty aisles while at the store, but I have never seen a Fabulini or Milania product anywhere. But you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Skinny Girl product. On the same note, Melissa’s music is also no where to be heard and where’s the book? If and when it comes out, it will be on the clearance rack right next to Teresa’s cookbooks. We in the midwest just don’t go for that kind of ‘stuff’ I guess.

          • VV says:

            The only difference is all three of Tre books had made the NYT Best selling list. Not sure Mel will accomplish that.

          • realhousewifeva says:

            Well, she has been pretty clear that her haircare is only found in salons or online. Fabellini is in stores in NY, NJ and PA or online, so I haven’t seen it here. But Skinnygirl started the same way…one store at a time. I remember Bethenny going store to store to check the shelves. I don’t think she will have as great success as Bethenny, but I still think she has been pretty successful in general. She is a 3 or 4 time NYT bestseller. Eventually most books go to the clearance bin, I got one of Bethenny’s for $2.00, .but no one can dispute that she has done VERY well in that department. She is about to write her FIFTH book. You don’t get 5 book deals if it’s not successful. I believe only Teresa, Brandi and Bethenny are housewives who have had success with their books so far. That is a big deal (IMO).

            Don’t get me wrong, I don’t care for most Housewives products, but, like I said, she seems to be having success with it. She teams up with good people (like with her haircare). Her websites for these products are awesome and professional, unlike most of the HW sites. She gets tons of one on one interviews on big tv shows (Today Show, The View, Wendy Williams, etc) and radio shows where it is not just promoting NJ housewives, but her own books and products…Each season she has something new to promote at exactly the same time the show is beginning to air…whoever she has working for her is SO FREAKIN’ SMART. Seriously. Caroline’s book came out way to early (when people still had a bad taste of her from last season)…and Melissa’s is coming out way to late (after the season, which is showing her in a bad light). But Teresa’s book was right in line with the season premiere! The other ladies in NJ are lying if they say they aren’t jealous (IMO).

            • Powell says:

              Realhousewifeva I’ve only tasted SG. I’ve not bought any books. I do want to try Fabillini & Kim & Cynthia’s Moscato. Tre is very smart that she listens to her,PR. She only tweets nice things. If she uses a writer for her blogs I don’t have a problem w/that. To me she knows she’s not a gifted writer. She has professionals do her sites for her products. Not builds her website from an internet product, ehem Tamra. Didn’t Tre say something to the effect that she wanted to be bigger than B? Maybe she will, maybe she won’t but she sure is listening to the right people to get her there.

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            SG got bought by Jimmy Bean which is why is has a huge distribution now, before then I think people where I am from had to go to Bevno for it.

          • Amalfi says:

            I live in flyover country and I do see her books. Lots of box stores are closing, but they are where books are sold.

        • VV says:

          I’m ordering Fabulicious Fast and Fit Today!

          • windycitywondering2 says:

            Well I have all of her books! My son and husband pick recipes and make them – they are not just edible but actually very yummy (I am not a fan of Italian food). They are working their way through Fabulicious! On the Grill – and they have yet to make anything bad.

    • Powell says:

      Tre didn’t start out selling products on NJ. Tre had to dig her family out of the financial mess Joe started & that she didn’t pay attention to. There was something about Tre that biz liked and that’s how the endorsements started. If Joe was still financially successful I don’t believe Tre would have done as much as she’s done & not a fast. Mel got on the show to specifically sell herself and she’s just mad that she’s gotten crap offers and Tre’s gotten pretty well paid offers. And i say all of this not as pro Tre, just from what I’ve seen over the yrs.

      • windycitywondering2 says:

        T’s got hustle – she got a cookbook out while the others just talked about doing stuff. And IMHO – she has that quality that most successful people possess – I can’t name it or define it but I know it when I see it!

        • Powell says:

          Yeah. She’s got more hustle than Joe. I don’t know if she or Joe knew she possessed that.

      • melthehound says:

        I think specifically, TSIL got on to the show and expected the offers to come pouring in and when they didn’t, somehow it was Teresa holding them back. She’s had way too much theatrics from day one and it was tiresome day two. Even her pals had to fight to keep from laughing their asses off at this book idea.

  10. Iowagirl says:

    Great job MTH, you are hysterical.

    If I had a husband that cried all the time I would kick him to the curb. A husband that is up all night crying has issues. Roid issues I assume. Give the man a bottle and put him to bed, what a p***y.

  11. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    “Brandi-Land”????? It’s too much-I can’t take it….is this for real???? I’m dying-I’m laughing my ass off!!! Can she really carry a show? Will everyone watch or only me???? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
    “Brandi-Land”….WTF???????

    • jezzibel says:

      Does anyone know if Kim Z’s spinoff has been greenlit for another season?

    • Powell says:

      I like Brandi when she’s w/Lisa & Yo. She’s calm. The Brandi that gets drunk is a crazy Brandi. I don’t see how she can carry a show. She can’t have her sons on the show so what all we going to see? Her going out? Her tweeting? Her crying that Cray Cray Leanne & ex-husband Gigilo out of work Eddie are taking the boys to the zoo? If it is a go I’ll give it a try but it probably won’t do well. Has Bravo ever cancelled a show mid season?

    • melthehound says:

      Please tell me she didn’t get a spinoff too πŸ˜•

  12. So every time Joey is mad at his sister he goes home and has sex with Melissa. Joe G likes it rough after getting into it with Teresa’s brother, and Teresa likes to reward him for defending her honor. And we wonder why these people don’t stop fighting. They get off on it. Pure and simple.

    All I could think of during that bathtub scene was how comfortable Juicy looked, so they must have been wearing swimsuits. There weren’t any bubbles, and the waiter didn’t look embarrassed at all. Teresa doesn’t seem the type (unlike Tamra) to get nekid in front of a film crew.

  13. chismosa says:

    This is sad and disgusting and on the rise. Dog owners be careful

    http://business.time.com/2013/07/16/pet-flipping-is-now-a-thing/

  14. jezzibel says:

    wasn’t there supposed to be a new Ho this season ….Jennifer something or other??

  15. realhousewifeva says:

    Have Joey and Melissa ever actually told us what awful things Teresa has done to them? Now they are using the Stripper gate excuse, but they were calling her garbage way before then. Is this really because she made snide comments about Sprinkle cookies? I mean, that is all they ever bring up. If they think that is bad, they should sit with some of the people in my family for a week. My sister in law always makes snide comments to me, and it doesn’t even bother me. I just laugh it off and keep on moving. I’m sure I made my fair share back to her. Big Effing Deal. It is not that serious.

    They just want to keep their spot on the show.

    I was reading FameWhorgas and it is interesting that this retreat took place around the same time that FameWhorgas was reporting all about the ex-boyfriend of Melissa’s. Makes sense why they were so wound up, they always blamed Teresa for that website. Just like Teresa is to blame for Global Warming, the recession, the Boston Bombing, etc.. so ridic.

    I don’t understand why Teresa is supposed to embrace and love Melissa, but it’s okay for little Joey to hate JoeGi?

    Teresa should never accuse Melissa of cheating but it is okay for Melissa to accuse JoeGi of cheating.

    Teresa should never try to hurt any of their endorsement deals, but it is okay for Melissa to attack every product of Teresa’s.

    This is so crazy to me. They can sit around and bash her all day long, but if Teresa talks about them to one person they go nuts. Are they serious with this hypocrisy?

    • Lexy says:

      If your entrance to a show is the promise to expose your sister and bring her down then you have to deliver.

      If there was no conflicts then there is no reason for Joey or Melissa to be on the show hence the reluctance to make up with her and the willingness to pin al these rumors on her. They know that Kim D. Angelo and the Karagorgis were behind the PFS set up with Bravo’s complicity, they know that Bryan (the ex-BF) and Jan are behind the cheating allegations but it is easier and more productive for them to keep blaming Teresa to all of it, it secures their spot on the show.

    • Powell says:

      Very good points.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      And unlike Teresa, if the roles were reversed, would they have made it through their first season on RHNJ. They needed the rest of the cast as back up and they still aren’t winning that war.

    • melthehound says:

      Again with the sprinkle cookies? I hate sprinkle cookies now, just because of this show πŸ˜† J/K RHVA… I agree… Even baby Joey when he was complaining that Joe ruined his family, couldn’t tell us how. According to Richie, they grew up together and were best friends. The only thing I’ve ever heard was that Joe wanted to be repaid for some broken or missing tools (I would want that too). I mean how does a boyfriend turn a family against their own (and only) son?

  16. dianam17 says:

    I am reposting this over here, as i put it under the wrong post before (sorry!)

    Ive never posted here, and i dont know if this has been said already- but I thought the sign they showed for the castle (in the falls scene) said β€œlambert castle”? that is a castle (can be seen from rt 80) that is about a mile away from the great falls, both located in paterson. granted, we only saw the sign, so who knows what it all really means.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Hey dianam17-welcome!!!
      I could see Bravo using the sign from one place but really being in another place all together-you never what they are up to!!!!

    • Iowagirl says:

      Welcome to our posting world!

    • BB says:

      Welcome dianam17! Please feel free to post more often. I don’t watch the show so I can’t respond to your post, but just wanted to welcome you all the same!

    • Powell says:

      Welcome dianam17.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      Hi Dianam17 and I think you are right – two different locations – I looked up the Lake George site and couldn’t find the location that Albert and Caro were at either. So I think it was one scene/location in NY and the other in NJ.

      • dianam17 says:

        They only showed the sign, so who knows what really happened.

        i dont know why they would show the sign for the castle by the falls anyway, they are close to one another (<2 mi. apart), but not connected (that i have ever seen). Lambert castle is up on a "mountain". The only time i have been up on the mountain is to go sleigh-riding as a kid. whenever i have gone to the falls, it was always in the summer. its open year round, but i dont know why you would go in that weather. weird.

        • chismosa says:

          Hi Dianam– welcome —-
          I thought the scene of Al and Caro last week was Patterson or Passaic- in New Jersey and the castle is Lake George NY. Hours and hours away from eachother

          Hope to see you posting more often

          • Dianam17 says:

            Yes, the falls are in nj, and the castle that Teresa was at was in ny- but they showed a sign that said lambert castle before al and Caroline crossed the bridge – that castle is in nj, but about 1.5 miles away from the bridge. Thanks for the welcome!

  17. realhousewifeva says:

    I also have to say I LOVE Teresa`s co-writer on Twitter, Heather Maclean…yesterday she tweeted something like `Interesting that the Gorgas are out of town and the Wakiles are out of the country for the airing of this episodes #FlightbyBravo` LOL! I will have to find the exact tweet to post it.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Assuming that you are right about someone else (Heather) tweeting on Tre’s behalf…it’s too bad the Gorgas don’t have someone to put out witty and concise tweets as opposed to the bitter unkind tweets that are their normal fare. I’m only speaking as a person who’s twitter knowledge is limited to what is mentioned here(as you did above) or on the show. You know, like when Joe Gorga “scolded” Mel for tweeting something mean about his sister? If Tre is utilizing Heather to help her…I think that’s smart…she has an actual brand to protect. Seeing as how there are people publicly trying to hurt her “brand” she needs all the help she can get. If Mel had someone helping her with her own brand, she might not have exposed herself as the envious young woman she revealed herself to be with her whispers about Tre’s products and endorsements. She may not really be an envious young woman, but the words, actions and messages she puts out into the universe do not serve her well at all and all point to someone who desperately wants to cling to the power she has over her husband to hate his own sister and who is unbelievably envious of the fame her sister-in-law has attained.

      • Powell says:

        Lainey I didn’t know Mel had a brand. She is totally jealous of Tre’s brand.

      • melthehound says:

        I think she still would have said those things, Lainey^2 .. Her fake faced is shattered but she’s too stupid to see that at this point in the show. I read that she and her sisters have been quiet during these episodes.. Maybe I read that wrong.

  18. VV says:

    Mel fabulous recap/commentary. Thanks for calling out the Wa-kaka Filthy Fly for what he really is and reminding us about the fake Doctors Bravo adds to the show.

  19. VV says:

    Our own PVS tweeted this. I don’t care for Jac or her opinions so I didn’t watch WWHL last night.

    Original Message:

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Screaming boo at what? I didn`t watch.

      • VV says:

        I didn’t watch either hopefully Sue stops by today to clarify who where the boos aimed at. Maybe Teresa? Not sure.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I’m pretty sure the screaming of BOO was after Andy read the poll results-“Who’s team are you on Jac or Teresa?” Teresa won by a small margin and the club house was not happy

          • VV says:

            I think Tre and Jac ( I repeat I think ) are in a better place now. This is the kind if sh*t that Bravo thrives on. The poll as usual pins them one against the other. Not cool!

          • LaineyLainey says:

            sorry, doll – i didn’t see that you had already answered this. πŸ™‚ double the flavor! double the fun!! with doublemint gum! and Lainey’s superflous answers!!!

      • Rebecca says:

        Suppossedly, the Manzoid sponges were in the audience and this is who was booing.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Teresa won the poll on WWHL for whose side are you on: Teresa or JacDaniels there was very loud boo-ing from the live audience.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Can’t take credit for tweet. I retweeted it!!!!

      The Manzo kids and Chris Laurita were in clubhouse.

    • melthehound says:

      I keep expecting to hear our PVS’s name on the show again… It’s the only reason I pay attention to anything because, I know neither Andy nor his guests are likely to have anything else good to say πŸ˜‰

      • plainviewsue says:

        You are too sweet!!! I saved that on my DVR forever & just recently I accidently erased it! I remember Lynn’s reaction………………..

  20. VV says:

    Can somebody with DVR check Carolina’s hair when she was asked to come to the Castle (kitchen scene) and her hair when she got there.
    I’m getting the feeling the kitchen scene was filmed later…

    • melthehound says:

      I haven’t checked yet but I’m sure those scenes are very ‘out of order’ in timeline.

  21. princesspindy says:

    MTh, Great job, I found my jaw dropping alot last night….I was disgusted by Tre’s bro and sil…the turning around of events was amazing….and the cousin’s husband, what a moron….truly shocking…I will admit I did cry when Tre’s bro hugged her….it’s all so sad…. NOW (I said this last night before I went to bed and got all excited when I woke up thinking it would be done)

    KATE MIDDLETON IS IN LABOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME A NEW MEMBER TO THE ROYAL FAMILY!!!!! I SOOOOO HOPE IT IS A GIRL!!!!!!!! BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY, BABY!!!!!!

    And, I survived Comic Con…barely….only had to drive to downtown San Diego at midnight because of a missed train, once…. πŸ™‚

    • LaineyLainey says:

      cool. Did your kids get to meet the Walking Dead cast…I read that they were going to be there. It really sounds like loads of fun!!!!

      • princesspindy says:

        My daughter got to see a lot of the panels on Thurs. I can’t remember all of them but they were huge, to her, lol!! She did get to take pictures with the guy that writes for DC comics, while she was in costume, he was very excited to see her and the whole group that got together to wear DC costumes. Then yesterday at the train station she recognized him and asked if she could take a picture with him. She told him she had met him the day before as Batgirl. He said, “The cowl worked, your secret identity was kept intact: I thought that was cute! Her bff is very mad at her cuz he is her favorite writer and wasn’t with her either time, she said, “I hate you!” and hung up on her, lol!! Geek Drama! but she wasn’t too serious!

    • Powell says:

      I was excited this morning when I saw Dutchess Kate is in labor. I say its a g
      Glad YOU survived Comic-Con. Well put the chauffeurs cap up til next yr. πŸ™‚ Lots of chauffeurs get tips. How much did you get? πŸ˜‰

    • Lulu says:

      #royalbabywatch2013 !!! Hopefully their child will have a “normal” name. I hate this trend of strange names i.e North, Blue ivy, Arrow?????

      • Powell says:

        No crazy names. They may be modern but they will use traditional names. Names that probably have been in the Royal family.

    • melthehound says:

      Thank you PP… Glad the young princess had a good time at Comic-con… Only one trip for a missed train? Lucky πŸ˜‰

  22. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! THANK YOU MTH/JEFF FOR A GREAT RECAP!
    Welcome home Powell and Jill. Hope you both had a great time.
    I will bbl. Need to get to work.

  23. HuskerHuny says:

    Boy do I dislike Mondays. My office is so stuffy after the AC has been shut down over the weekend. Not a nice thing to do to a person going through ‘the change’.

    I am so tired of Teresa using her Italian heritage excuse for her bad behavior. I know a lot of people who have bad tempers and trouble controlling them. Trust me, they are not Italian in any way, shape or form. For all other Italians out there who can control themselves, I’m sorry that this is the example that is shown to others on how Italians act when provoked.

    I’m one quarter Swiss and then a mess of English, Irish, Scottish and German with who knows what else. I’m descended from John Alden, first man off the Mayflower and his wife, Priscilla. I thought that was so neat until I found out I’m one of probably a couple of million other people who are as well. Heritage is something to be proud of and not something to be blamed for your actions.

    • Powell says:

      Husker on your last part you are so right. They just need to ALL admit that most of this is thrown out of proportion & they don’t want to admit that they are ALL wrong to some degree.

    • melthehound says:

      It’s still a claim to fame regardless of how many people you share it with. I’m told my grandfather’s family (mom’s side) goes back to that time as well… Maybe we are somehow related or know each other from another life πŸ˜†

  24. Amalfi says:

    Melissa is a pig. Jacqueline is a drunk.

    About the other two… I’ve been wondering if these “I have intimate moments with my husband scenes” (both Teresa’s gag-reflex inducing tub scene with her husband — who is still on my you’re-a-douche-but-not-as-bad-as-Joey list– and Caro’s sad little forced dinner date with a man who wanted to be anywhere else but with her) are a little bit of a “back off bitches” statement to their husband’s girlfriends?

    If so, not working. Or maybe it is. I know I find both of husband way less attractive after those scenes — but they didn’t have far to fall already being at the bottom.

    • melthehound says:

      Hmmm… Interesting that you think those scenes were messages to girlfriends.. You could be right.. Personally, I’ve never found any of the husbands attractive πŸ˜‰

  25. I watched WWHL and I was a little surprised that Jac’s neck still seemed, well, off…I thought she had surgery (a neck lift?) Also, she mentioned she doesn’t take meds, not even an Tylenol or Aspirin, but I remember them talking about all the Xanax they took at reunions…which is it? Where do these people get all the Xanax because I want some, too!
    The Black Tar was the weirdest thing I have seen! And watching Melissa run across the room to put a hat on Joey’s head was beyond ridiculous! Very weird! I don’t know any men that do this (or maybe I am so gullible and have no ideas that guys do this…)
    I also don’t buy for a minute that Dr. V was a friend of a friend…this was totally a bravo set-up! Joey and Mel did not go into this with a positive attitude. I think Mel had been chirping in Joey’s ear about how this could never work and they could never get along and Joey went along with Mel’s ideas. It has always been my belief that when a man marries a woman that he should make his wife his priority and put her FIRST above all else. Genesis 2:24 says Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they will become one flesh. I get it. God does however state very clearly to Honor thy mother an d father. Joey G has NOT honored his parents. He has not once, but twice called his sister a horrible name (SCUM AND GARBAGE) yet brings up Joe referring to Tre as a C-U-Next-Tuesday. I don’t think it is right that Joe referred to his wife that way, but he didn’t look her in the face on national tv and call her that. There is a difference. I am not a Tre defender, but Joey G was in the wrong. I also don’t think she was wrong in telling her husband that she wanted to leave and that her brother had called her scum. That was normal and I would do the same. I would also expect my husband to march in and demand an apology for me.
    I think Tre’s relationship with Joe and Joey is so screwed up because for years, Tre IDOLIZED her brother (very common in an Italian family to treat the boy like gold). I think Tre chirped in husband’s ear over the years about how wonderful Joey was and how he could do this or that. I am sure Joe began getting a little resentful. Thinking, “Hey Bitch, I am putting a roof over your head and feeding our spawn. Shut up about Joey!” Joey then shows he is not so good at picking out fiancΓ©’s and finally brings home Mel. Everyone assumed it wouldn’t last. Joey marries Mel and Tre loses her BFF cause it is normal for a man to break away from his family to be with his wife. Tre becomes resentful and believes Mel is the root of all this evil which I believe she has played a fair hand in this tom foolery! Women know that men are not complex creatures! If the wife wants a relationship with her in-laws, she can make it happen! If she does not want that relationship. she can also see to it that there is no relationship. I don’t believe for a second that Mel went into this marriage wanting Joey’s family to be a part of her day-to-day life. Maybe holidays, but not the Sunday dinner thing. This is just my opinion and I speak from experience having been married for 20 years. Just my two cents!
    It is odd that they call in Caroline knowing Dr. V is there…wonder if Dr. V will be intimidated knowing Momz is such an amazing peace maker??? LOL!
    Also, thanks MTH for posting this http://www.nydailynews.com/real-life-sopranos-exposed-undercover-article-1.1404744#bmb=1 loved reading this! Interesting my how denial has gone into this and yet it plain as day. Hmmmm…. Thanks for the recap and for giving me something to read while I sip my morning coffee!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Family dynamics are tricky and strange at best. I have 3 brothers (and 3 sisters). I idolized my oldest brother-he is 5 years older than Me- for most of my life-until I realized he was just a regular guy with a regular life and not really the super hero of my youth!! My second oldest brother is 2 years older than me and we were BFF for our whole lives and still are-my family knows this and makes fun that if you tell us a secret the other will know in seconds!! My little brother had a nick name as a baby-my mother called him “Angel” -he was beautiful with blond curls and the bluest eyes-we hated him until we loved him!! I would kill for that little brother-KILL. They all married and had kids and all have a life that doesn’t always include “the sisters”(that’s what my brothers call us). We love this and hate it at the same time. I get it-but I still miss our carefree relationships of our youth. Who wouldn’t? I would never come between my brothers and their wives and I hope that their wives would never come between us-but if they tried-they would not be happy with my reaction.

    • VV says:

      That Tre idolizing her brother Joey was the story we were sold by Richie, Kathy and Melissa the first season they went in the show. Somehow that changed in season 2 as Teresa was trying to destroy us on S4.

      Just because that was the storyline those 3 with the help of Bravo fed us on season 3. I’m not buying it.

      I think Melissa married into a very traditional Italian family where certain things were expected of Joey by his parents. I think once Melissa. Melissa said “the heck with these family traditions” Joey is mine mine mine and she was unwilling out of her selfishness to share her Joey with his family.

      • VV says:

        * I think once Melissa got the ring., Melissa said “the heck with ….”

        ( I omitted the “ring” part on sentence above)

      • I still kinda buy that story, but agree that Mel was not from a traditional Italian family and was not interested in the Sunday dinners and such. She was too interested in making sure she was injected with “poison” so she could produce spawn ASAP!

    • Powell says:

      Personally I don’t think Jac needed cosmetic surgery. She needs to exercise, change her hair & makeup. Those things would have made a big difference and she could have saved that money to pay those debts.

      • I agree that she NEVER should have had surgery to begin with. I loved how she looked the first season…I think at that time she had botox and probably boobs, but that was about it. Now, she looks so plastic and pulled and tucked. BOO! I do root for her cause I am a fellow Autism mom so I always defend her from the sidelines…except for the phone call. That was BAD!

        • Powell says:

          I root for her and Chris w/doing the best they can w/Nicholas but her acting crazy knocks her down a notch. I root for all parents and their kids no matter what difficulties and battles they endure.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I agree about the neck, I was thinking her neck was going to be roll free since she said she had a neck lift. Maybe she just got a double chincectomy? I need one so bad,…it’s going to be a triple chincectomy unless I do something fast. Like eat less and exercise. bwahahahahha! that’s a laugh.

    • melthehound says:

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚ .. I just brought the article over from the FB group.. I did see WWHL very late last night but didn’t pay a whole lot of attention,.. I thought I recapped her participation and opinions of the show pretty closely. I did hear her say, specifically, when asked why she’s such a whack job, that she doesn’t take any pills. I don’t believe her but that is what I heard her say.

  26. plainviewsue says:

    I think the stuff has sent him into early dementia.” Best line of your fantabulous recap Jeff!!

    Jeff, if you ever stop blogging RHONJ, I will personally hunt you down, skin you and wear you like last year’s Versace!!!!

    I will just say I hate Melissa Gorga. I hate Richie Wakili. I hate Melissa Gorga. I hate Richie Waikili. Just keep that on the loop.

    Oh, Lauren had tweeted that she was hung over in last night’s episode. No way is she keeping any of that weight off. NO WAY.

    And yes……………I shed a tear at the end of last night’s episode. Teresa’s tears were real. Her angst was real.

    Oh, did I say I despise Melissa and Richie???????????????????

    • Amalfi says:

      Me too!!!!! lol. I might have hinted at that once or twice myself.

    • melthehound says:

      I think you did say that once or twice PVS, πŸ˜‰ Good to know that Lauren is now a boozer as well… or was it Ashlee that was too young to drink… either way…

  27. Lulu says:

    Hello everyone!!! Hope everyone’s day is going much better then mine! The guvnah is taking his title literally ugh!

    When Joego was crying notice how quick Mego was to try to shush him? It’s like she was embarrassed by his lack of machismo πŸ™‚

    MTH awesome recap!!! BTW I’ve learned from last week not to drink a beverage will reading your recap. πŸ˜‰ Has Detroit’s bankruptcy had any impact on where you live?

    • Powell says:

      So the guvnah’s crown has gone to his head. Oh goodness. What’s he up to? Aiden is good as gold though. πŸ™‚

      • lulu says:

        My Aiden is perfect!!!!! Just the guvnah decided to be difficult for no other reason then he can be :).

    • melthehound says:

      No affect that I know of, Lulu but then again, I don’t depend on the city of Detroit for anything, except water. That system has been a mess for years.

  28. TexasTart says:

    Apologies to the board and Miley Cyrus for not making certain the Twitter account was verified before posting upthread. It’s Teresa’s fault!!!! πŸ˜†
    Thanks VV!

    • Powell says:

      πŸ™‚ That was good though.

    • VV says:

      It’s always Teresa’s fault πŸ˜‰

    • LaineyLainey says:

      honest mistake; but it has to be hard to tell which celeb tweeters are real

      • princesspindy says:

        There is a symbol on the “verified” accounts.

      • TexasTart says:

        Well, not really, I mean to say I know better. Typically celebrities, political figures and such get their account verified. It’s a process through Twitter in which you provide information to meet their criteria to identify yourself. After they verify you are the real person, they put a bright blue check mark by your name that means your account is “Verified” (real). I was just in a hurry and saw Teresa re-tweet that, which means she must have also rushed because she should have known better too!

        • princesspindy says:

          I didn’t mean that to sound bitchy, sorry! It is exciting when you think you have a “scoop”!

          • TexasTart says:

            Haha, actually PrincessP, I posted that reply to LaineyLainey, cuz I know she is not on Twitter and for educational purposes was confessing how I should have known! Hadn’t read what you said yet, but it was not bitchy, lol.

        • VV says:

          T-Tart, I’m not blaming you for anything I hope you know that. I was just letting everybody know that the account was fake. It can happen to anybody…….but of course as the world on RHONJ goes is always Teresa’s fault πŸ˜‰

          Keep on posting Twitter scoop. I enjoy them πŸ˜ƒ

  29. TexasTart says:

    MTH, the funniest line, for me at least was about Joey “I think he bit or grabbed Joe’s nuts so he could get some idea of what a real pair was like.” πŸ˜†
    Thanks for the recap and special commentary! πŸ™‚

    • melthehound says:

      πŸ˜€ .

    • Laineylainey says:

      I vote funniest line when MTH made a reference to the tickening of Joey’s hair. Oh yeah, cause he gave me credit for ticken….bwahahahahaha! TANKS, Jeff.

  30. VV says:

    Did anybody else think the line that Lauren uttered about “What if this turns out to be a plot to kill you”. I think she really meant what if it’s a plot by PRODUCERS but changed it at the last microsecond… IMO.

    • princesspindy says:

      I laughed, I thought that was funny….

      • VV says:

        I honestly think she was thinking the Producers . Of course she can’t say that in front if the camera so she came up with the plot to kill her mom… Again IMO.

  31. TexasTart says:

    Welcome back JNNTJ! πŸ™‚

  32. VV says:

    Autoune Crapofesto is Up!!! Autoune Crapofesto is Up!!!

  33. princesspindy says:

    I have the TV news on and Dennis Farina died, he was so cute and I loved his character on Law & Order…. 😦

  34. VV says:

    I think her PR people wrote this for her. They did a “crappy” job by the way. It’s lies after lies after lies. Excuses after excuses after excuses. They’re spinning so fast that she’s gonna get hammered in social media for this blog. People are not stupid and you don’t treat them like idiots with lies.
    Can’t stand the b*tch. She is 99% responsible of what is going on with her in laws and sister in law.

    • princesspindy says:

      Were you able to read pages 4 and 5?

      • VV says:

        I read the entire thing hoping to find anything redeaming about it. She’s delusional if she thinks people are buying her BS. Joey is obviously buying it, but she’s been programming him for 10 years.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      The blog was so stupid-she must think her “fans” are morons!!! She said she eggmits when she is wrong-which is so funny b/c we use that word here at least twice a day-but she didn’t eggmit sh*t. She did the sorrynotsorry thing that HW love to do!!!!

  35. TexasTart says:

    Hey, could someone please tell me what did Teresa say about Brown Chicken Brown Chow…Cow?! It was a TH about having sex and I laughed out loud because I don’t think she said whatever phrase the right way and regardless I don’t know what the right way would have been! Please fill me in!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      It’s a fun porn sound. Did I really just type that? LOL…read the following, it’s more official.

      From urban dictionary here’s one definition: bow chicka wow wow
      verbal means of referencing a sexual encounter, act or deed. Also used to identify someone or thing that is sexual.
      I got with this girl at the Club and bow chicka wow wow…

      I am more familiar with this one:

      bow chicka wow wow
      A poor imitation of pornographic like music commonly spouted by the Red Vs Blue Character Tucker when he hears a double entendre related to sexual innuendo.
      Tex: Then I can hook a hardline up to Shelia
      Tucker: Bow Chicka wow wow!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Then there’s always this FROM uRBAN dictionary: the way Tre said it…
        brown chicken brown cow

        What do you get when you cross a brown chicken with a brown cow
        Brown Chicken Brown Cow!!
        OR:
        whats the sexiest animals on the farm?
        brown chicken brown cow

  36. TexasTart says:

    This is real πŸ˜‰

  37. BB says:

    OMG. I just noticed the devil horns on Mel in the Bravo pic.

    • VV says:

      PRICELESS!!!! Too Funny AND TRUE!!!!
      She’s a real 666

      πŸ˜† :lol πŸ˜†

      I

    • melthehound says:

      I wondered who would notice it first and how long it would take πŸ˜† … I don’t know what it is yet but you win the prize, BB… Maybe you get to recap the reunion πŸ˜‰ (j/k)..

  38. Nancy says:

    She had a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8 lbs! God save the Queen. πŸ™‚

  39. princesspindy says:

    IT’S A BOY!!

  40. VV says:

    The Original Crapofesto is Up!!!! The Original Crapofesto is Up!!!!

    HINT: JacDaniels

  41. AZGirl says:

    Its a boy!

  42. Powell says:

    It’s sad Princess Diana doesn’t get to meet her first grandson. It’s bitter sweet.

  43. VV says:

    Teresa’s Blog is Up!!! Teresa’s Blog is Up!!!

    • Rebecca says:

      Oh my freaking goodness – it’s hysterical!!!!

      ” I can’t wait to hear what the secrets to her hot and happy marriage are when her husband is running around this angry attacking people all the time… He’s either angry or he’s crying… Will there be a chapter on what to do when your husband cries in bed?”

      Come on Starzy…. did you write this one for her?

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I thought of Starzy the whole time I was reading Teresa’s blog…she is gonna have a ball with this one!!!!

  44. Rebecca says:

    OK – now let’s decide on a boy’s name for the future king. We’ve been obsessing a bit in our office.

    I prefer Phillip or Henry. Anyone else?

  45. Beckygrey says:

    The Bridge is over the Paterson falls that is backed up to Heathcliff Stadium (near where T and Joey grow up). My favorite luncheonette “libby’s” is on the other side. As for the castle, there is a castle on Garret Mountain in West Paterson, oh I’m sorry it’s now called Woodland Park. Was born and family still lives there. But I don’t watch RHONJ unless I know a fights coming. lol

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I just keep remembering that they said his dad was taken with this area, spent a lot of time there, helped build (rebuild?) the bridge. Plus that he was an enforcer. Was that his chosen method? The bridge toss? It looks like a lovely place, but that would sort of ruin it. Sort of.

      • Rebecca says:

        Well – a dwarf toss over a bridge would be something worth watching. Get Juicy on the phone!

      • Beckygrey says:

        There is an on-going renovation of the bridge. There is a renovation for the area so the once world renowned Silk City will rise like the Phoenix it will rise from the ashes….ok it was a little dramatic. lol

    • Dianam17 says:

      We go to Libby’s every time we visit the falls too! My mom’s side of the family is from Paterson and grew up in WP.

      • Beckygrey says:

        It’s a small world. We are giving Libby’s free PR. I was born there and when I was small my grandfather was great friends with the then owner Jack (that was over 40 years ago). I’m there once a week now, shall I get you a hamburger or hot dog plater “all the way”?

    • Beckygrey says:

      BTW: It’s called Lambert Castle on Garret Mountain. It’s a museum now.

  46. boston02127 says:

    I just watched the repeat of NJ when they arrived at the Castle. Did anyone else notice when Teresa said “I’ll show you the bedrooms” they all headed up the stairs, Melissa was lugging the suitcases and her pretty husband didn’t carry one.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I’m watching too b/c I missed this episode…this lunch they are having is hella awkward!!!!

    • princesspindy says:

      I didn’t notice that but the whole episode was so bizarre. I still can’t get over Richie saying it was Teresa’s fault, it’s so funny cuz we make jokes about everything being her fault…and they said Juicy started, seriously??? They are all so weird!!

    • VV says:

      I noticed the order of entrance to the Castle was messed up too. When they are shooting from the outside in, we can see the next one to go in and say hi to Tre is Richie, but the next shot is from the inside. This time Richie is third coming in. Sloppy editing. He went from next to third in less than a second.

      • melthehound says:

        I don’t know where or on which show they screwed it up the first time but since then, the eagle eyes watching the edits and the order of things is amazing πŸ™‚

        • VV says:

          Okay, I just watched it again. First one in is Kathy (red hat) then Melissa is right behind her. BUT when they switch to shots from the inside. Rosie is the second person this time (not Melissa as in the previous shot)

          *** I mistook Rosie with Richie on my previous observation.

  47. AZGirl says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Yea home from work.

    I know a few of us have been bringing up Joey and steroids. You know I have been around men and women who compete in body building. Like I have said before women who compete need to take supplements to be able to build large muscles. Naturally women do not produce enough testosterone. Men on the other hand are able to build more muscle mass and quickly.
    But…..and this is a big BUT…men are not able to build the muscle mass that you see in body building without supplements. Lots of supplements and strict diet.
    There are 2 schools of thought in body building. They usually start heavy training about 3 months before the competition.
    One says strict diet and heavy lifting 3 times or more a day at the start of the training. Another says heavy lifting only and strict diet 6 weeks before competition. Personally the second school of thought to me make sense. To lift heavy you need about 3500 to 5000 calories a day. You can’t lift and be on a strict diet at the same time. You need the nutrients.

    Now to Joey. I saw his back when he was walking back to his room and he is definitely using something. Whether it is supplements or steroids I have no clue. You cannot get back muscles to look like that naturally. Combined with his irrational behavior ie. crying jags to violent outbursts. Yep he is on something.

    • princesspindy says:

      He is so Ramotional!!

      • AZGirl says:

        Ha! Really. I am re-watching the crying scene and what man cries like this? He is a mess. I can’t help but think that Joey is so afraid of losing Melissa to another guy that he will do anything she says.

    • Rebecca says:

      Supplements don’t cause the rages. He’s got the roid rages.

      • AZGirl says:

        Believe it or not some of the supplements are so laden with artificial hormones but are within the limit of being “legal” and they do cause behavior problems and hair loss. Many of them are sold online and not distributed in the regular market. They also sponsor body builders for competitions to promote their products.

        I had a former client wife who went from a model’s body (6 ft and skinny) to gorilla mode in less than 6 months. Her voice dropped 2 octaves and she was arrested for assault by throwing a dumbbell at another gym member (gym member called her a gorilla) πŸ™‚ . They tested her and she was clean but was taking suppliments. Client divorced her that same week.

        Because of Joey’s behavior this season I am leaning towards your assumption that he is on steroids. Very sad.

    • TexasTart says:

      Even though Joey’s behavoir is raging in this episode I saw…I also saw him without the shirt and contend supplements and lots of pumping iron- yes, but steriods no. I am NOT defending him, just saying that in my experience, short people have short muscles as well, in bodybuilding they bulk up BIG …. works the same way with fat – short people show weight gain on a more pronounced manner. Anyhow, I think that back could be done without steriods cuz I’ve seen backs like that….Joey is missing the steriod jaw…steriod traps and neck – those are not oversized on him IMO…he is missing the steriodtypical bad skin. He is bulky and even before this bulky he always strutted like a peacock….I find him guilty of a VERY BAD temper.

  48. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Joe Giu makes me laugh-he is such a thug and pretty gross but what he is the only one besides Teresa who went there to see these 2 dense siblings get along-everyone else needs them to fight but it doesn’t benefit him so he wants it to end so everyone will just shut the eff up about it!!!

  49. VV says:

    Proof that Caroline Manzo is 1/16 Italian; she can’t even spell Teresa’s name right.

    @CarolineManzo: This next few minutes is so sad between Theresa and Joe

    Original Message:

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I can’t believe I’m going to stick up for Caroline but it could have been a spell check thing…spell check always changes my name spelling!!!

      • VV says:

        Nope. Autocorrect won’t correct from Teresa to Theresa.

      • TexasTart says:

        I turned OFF auto correct long ago, it made me look like a fool so now I just mistype or spell error within reason, lol. So what would Jill be….
        Jilt…No Not That Jilt?! πŸ˜‰

  50. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I missed Joe Gorga in his TH last night say that he hated Joe Giu and that its all his fault that the family is ruined. Fine-but why is it a crime for Teresa to say the same about Melissa? Every time Teresa says one bad thing about Melissa it’s a blow up but the other way around its fine? These people are helpless and stupid!!!

    • melthehound says:

      H.y.p.o.c.r.i.t.e.s.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Also-what’s up with the HATE? He hates his sister? WTF for? For getting on a show and not bringing her baby brother to work??? Why so much hate? He is such a friggen cry baby!!!!

        • melthehound says:

          I don’t know. Maybe she took his pacifier and blanket away…

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Boo friggen hoo

            • princesspindy says:

              Before they came on the show I don’t remember Tre ever mentioning them….was Cookiegate after they were on the show….I wouldn’t have even known they existed, thanks a lot Bravo!!

              • VV says:

                Bravo showed footage of them at Teresa’s events. My guess is that Teresa wanted to keep her family business private and perhaps didn’t mention them because of the tension that exist among them. She was right all along and Melissa, Joey, and Kathy made it public not only to Teresa’s embarrassment but to her parents. Family business should stay in the family. For Melissa though, family means she and her snake sister….

                • melthehound says:

                  I don’t know if it actually made the original show or not but she introduced her brother, specifically, at her housewarming party (?)… I have never bought the notion that she didn’t want them there but rather was disgusted by the way they came at her, on the show.

        • VV says:

          Melissa is so jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s an ugly person, she’s a phony and she’s trapped in her own web of lies.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            She was saying some pretty nasty things and she sounded so extra jelly-not a good look!!! It was so strange how she wouldn’t let Teresa and Joe talk alone…so strange!!!!

  51. Nancy says:

    Lainey…you have to show your daughter this. It’s really funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6EB6VhxqC4

  52. cusi77 says:

    Thank you for the Blog MelTheHound! Very much appreciated you are taking that bullet for us!

    I don’t know if this has been discussed or not. When Melissa’s mom, aunt and sister came to see her bringing photos, they show one of Papa Marco… have you noticed how much JoeGo looks alike Melissa’s dad? Goodness gracious! And do you recall that GoeGo in their first season he told Melissa he was her dad? Pervert! Gag!

    • Rebecca says:

      EW!!!!!!!!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Now that’s Funny πŸ˜† I remember the sequence but didn’t notice how the two look alike. I’ve mentioned before though, you ladies are much better at the little details than I am.

      • TexasTart says:

        And because of the details and the inability to forget when we are wronged – we are really hard to live with, lol.

        • cusi77 says:

          Isn’t that true, TexasT? Lol!

          I was mentioned on the Blog,,,,, I am rich! I am famous!!!! Haaa!

          Just let me watch another rerun… if Caroline has shorter hair or the same ratty hair she has now… I which case she was not Habokken or Franklyn Lakes, but next door to Teresa!

          I also felt bad that Al can’t retire because his boyz are having pothead dreams of becoming rich overnight! Everyone having the “Bethenny fever” that someone will come to endorse them with millions… Bunch of morons…

          I don’t know how in debt Teresa is still today (NOT pretty there!).

          From “Celebrity Networth” site:

          Joe Gorga net worth: Joe Gorga is an American reality television and entrepreneur who has a net worth of -$1.5 million. Joe Gorga is frequently featured on the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. His wife Melissa Gorga is one of the main cast members on the show. Joe and Melissa have three children: Antonio, Gino, and Joey, who are aged 5, 3, and 1, respectively. They first met while vacationing in Cancun for spring break, and then continued dating when they returned home to the Jersey Shore. They say that if you meet a stranger from the same place as you abroad, you’re destined to be together. That must have been the case with Joe and Melissa Gorga. Joe’s other connection to the Real Housewives is through his sister Teresa, who is one of the original cast members. It was revealed in June 2012 that Joe and Melissa are $2.5 million in debt to at least one bank. They have recently been forced to put their houses on the market at cut rate prices to pay back some of their mortgage debt. Joe has also been sued on a number of occasions over outstanding bills. He is currently being sued for $25,000 by a window company that claims they have never received payment for services rendered.

          • melthehound says:

            I am sure Teresa is still plenty in debt. $11mil, even if some of it is forgiven in bankruptcy, is a lot of cookbooks and fabillini.. Very trashy of her brother and SIL to try to take money out of her pocket they way they did on the show.

        • melthehound says:

          Sometimes I’m slow but I just realized what you meant, TexasT πŸ™‚
          “the inability to forget when we are wronged”

        • Laineylainey says:

          I AM a member of that club.

  53. VV says:

    Melissa looks she’s trying to think how to spin this when it airs or how to spin it with the doctor.

  54. boston02127 says:

    Do hotel workers really just come in your bathroom to serve you drinks? They act like it’s nothing. Like, oh hi, we’re just taking a bath together, yep no bubbles, here’s my boobs. How did that man keep a straight face? I hope he gets paid well.

    • melthehound says:

      I think their parts were at least well hidden. That tub was pretty deep. Teresa’s bubbies were blurred out but I don’t know if they were actually floating (Does silicone float in water?).

  55. TexasTart says:

    How the heck did I just get a pop up window asking if I want to install Candy Crush?? Weird. Jill, are you behind this, jk πŸ˜‰

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Haha Tartsy that has my name written all over it!!! Install and play and become an addict like me!!!!

  56. VV says:

    Are Melissa and Dum-Dum’s kids on any type of activities or sports? We’ve seen the Giudice kids doing all kinds of activities; Karate, dancing, gymnastics, soccer for 5 years now. I have yet to see Antonia or Gino at anything. Why is that?

    • melthehound says:

      They may just choose not to let them be shown that way… Or, they don’t participate in those types of activities. Who knows?

      • VV says:

        I can’t find anything on Intagram, FB or Twitter. You could be right, if they are maybe she prefers not to film them.

    • Rebecca says:

      666 was trying to get Antonia in modeling, dance and acting. (Like, no shit) I guess it didn’t go anywhere when mommy is lipsynching and clubbing around the flea market circuit instead of taking her kids to activities.

      • Laineylainey says:

        Yes, remember was it season 1 when they filmed her dancing with a MAN. Ballroom dancing, remember. It was so weird. Antonio was cute as a button, but she was really little and the man was doing all the dancing. It was very odd.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Antonia and Gia are at the same cheer leading camp. Gia was sweet enough to send a picture to Zia Melissa of them together.

      • VV says:

        So, Antonia is in camp for cheer leading when school is off. Is she in any other type of activity during the school year? I just can’t find anything.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          I remember Melissa taking her to dance lessons. Remember the recital where she was paired with a man who just spun her around and around (wow- that was weird).

          I also think Melissa has her signed up as a ‘model’.

          • melthehound says:

            Wasn’t that an all adult class?

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              HI Mel, I can’t remember..just that she was there and supposedly taking lessons at that studio.

              • melthehound says:

                She’s a cute kid and all that but I don’t buy that. I don’t remember any other ‘kids’ dancing at that recital/show or competition or whatever it was.

                • rabblerouser2010R says:

                  I don’t remember it either. It was a very small event…almost as if it was just something thrown together for the sake of a tv show to try and showcase Antonia…because Gia was getting a lot of recognition for her ability in dance and gymnastics.

                  Not that Melissa would ever do anything as petty and jealous like that….;)

      • ItzAngieDuh says:

        Hmmm same cheer leading camp, huh? Way to get your kids away from Teresa’s. I did see that pic of Gino in his skivvies. I guess Mego would rather show them half naked in a car seat or misbehaving at home, than to have them filmed doing activities! Such a good mom!

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          HI Angie,

          I think until the last couple of episodes where they were still saying they were in a better place, the kids were seeing each other. I saw Melissa had a picture of Maila at their house during a sleep over.

  57. ItzAngieDuh says:

    Mego thought she could jump on Teresa’s show & take over. After all, she’s prettier, smarter & younger that Tre, so she thought it was inevitable that she would immediately be the star of the show. WRONG!! In the immortal words of Nene Leakes ‘you can’t win when you’re dirty’. I’m glad Mego is getting the crap edit this season. It’s time for those true colors to show!! I don’t think Tre is jelly of Mego at all! Jelly of what? She puts down Tre’s products bcuz she WISHES she was given/created those opportunities. That book will crash & burn!! Her husband cried all nite cuz his BIL kicked his ass!! That’s why he was embarrassed s well. Never once did he express embarrassment after calling his sister vile names! I believe Richie has a crush on Tre & Mego (he’s disgusting & creepy) & I wish I never had to look at Lauren’s face again. I wonder what her tournament around w/Tre will be. Lets face it, all of these people will have to kiss Tre’s ass if they want to rain on this show. It is the Teresa show, so they’d all better get with it! I couldn’t believe Mego lied & said that Juicy rushed Joey Marco. I think Tre’s family had her number from the get go & she’s been tryna get in their good graces for a while, that’s why her daughter (first born) is named after Tre’s mother.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Hi Angie,
      I agree…every single other cast mate has taken a swing at Teresa’s success be it her endorsements or cookbooks.

    • chismosa says:

      I’ll never for the life of me understand having 4 daughters (!!!!!!) and not naming ONE after your mother. In the OTB world I mean.

      • melthehound says:

        My ex fiance had 4 sisters and none of the 5 were named after a grandparent. This has got to be one of the silliest complaints I’ve read about Teresa. Besides, her first born, Gia, is named after her Father.

  58. rabblerouser2010R says:

    HI everyone.
    Thanks for the blog Mel.

    Here is a couple of random points I would like to share.

    Did anyone see the picture that Melissa posted on Instagram of Joey, who stripped down to his shorts in his car seat?

    Instead of being strapped in with a 5 point harness the way he is suppose to be, she just has the lap belt across the car seat (the lap belt is suppose to be used to secure the car seat -along with the LATCH system if it’s a newer car). This is after she was already given a citation for not having him properly restrained.

    I hope it doesn’t take a near tragedy for her to wise up.

    Just random thought, but did anyone catch WWHL last night when Jax said how Nic spelled out β€œWarning” when RHONJ was coming on. I hope she pays heed to his message and thinks about what he communicated next season when it comes to him being filmed.

    • ItzAngieDuh says:

      Hey RR! I could tell Mego wanted to get into that session with Joey Marco & Tre. Without Mwgo chirpin in his ear he was able to listen to his sister & console her when she began to cry. Mego would never let that happen. When her book ranks & she’s reduced to singing at flea markets & garage sales, maybe she’ll learn to respect Tre & her success

    • melthehound says:

      That’s a pretty big word for any 3yo to spell, let alone one with an apparent learning disability. I would like to think the kid has a 6th sense and he is telling the world about his mother πŸ˜‰

      You know that’s a newer car… It looks like it’s being used as a booster seat to me though.. Isn’t he the older one? or is that his brother? When I was that kid’s age we stood up on the back seat to get an extra thrill as we went over the bumps in the road.

      • princesspindy says:

        He still should have the strap over his shoulder…we use to sit in the way back of the station wagon….My dad went to the surplus store and we had airplane seat belts bolted in our cars….he was ahead of his time…..then on one of our cross country trips we had a really bad accident and the car flipped and the trailer basically exploded….we all survived….but we were never allowed to sit in the back again!

        • melthehound says:

          Do you remember the rumble seats in the back of the station wagons? Right there at the back window? I can’t remember there ever being an accident while we were in the car, until I was driving, so I suppose we were pretty lucky.

          • princesspindy says:

            I remember those, you got to sit backwards. That big accident was the only one we ever had and we went every other year for 6 weeks at a time… I don’t know what my parents were thinking. But I do know that all trips started with my father saying at some point on the first day, “If you kids don’t knock it off, I am turning this car around and going home!”

            • melthehound says:

              We were told we were going to get out and walk… Mom hated to travel so vacations were far and few between for us…

              • princesspindy says:

                6 weeks with 3 kids going across country, in the summer, my parents were insane!! But I did get to see most of the US, so that was good but it was hell!!!

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Hi Mel,

        That is a big word for “Nic” to spell, My guess is that it’s probably a grade 2 or 3 word…(it’s not a sight word for KG or grade 1 here in CA)
        It also seems unusual given his speech and language delay but who knows…maybe Nic is a savant and has a remarkable ability to spell
        there are some booster seats that are just like one ones in restaurants for children that are 6 and older. With those, you can use the car strap.

        In that particular seat and with the age and weight of her son, he absolutely is suppose to be using the 5 point harness. Melissa was already given a citation for him not being properly restrained. .

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          *It also seems unusual given his speech and language delay but who knows…maybe Nic is a savant and has a remarkable ability to spell

          Re; Melissa

          There are some booster seats that are just like one ones in restaurants (except they are padded) for children that are 6 and older. With those, you can use the car strap.

        • melthehound says:

          I am certain that if he did spell it, with his magnetic letters (which is what she said), he was coached and helped. It doesn’t matter though, When it comes to the Jacalope, the message is loud and clear πŸ˜‰

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            If he can spell using magnetic letters, I am sure his words words were “SOS”. πŸ˜‰

            • melthehound says:

              Maybe his first 4 letter word- HELP! πŸ˜†

              • rabblerouser2010R says:

                If his 4 letter words are anything like the ones the adults around him use…I am thinking it would be a lot more colorful πŸ˜€

    • princesspindy says:

      I had a hard time believing he spelled out warning….just saying…

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I have a 7 year old that just learned how to read this school year (first grade). She had some difficulties with reading and was able to get some extra help at school after testing below grade level. With the extra help came the gift of reading and we both couldn’t be happier-she can READ!! However-I don’t think she could spell WARNING if I ask her today. Not knocking my kid in any way but I know she has some limitations still. She can spell a million more words today than she could 6 months ago but I’m not sure WARNING is one of them…just sayin’ like PP!!

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Hi PP and Jill,
          I definitely think his ability to spell ‘warning’ is unusual but I also want to be hopeful that maybe that is an area where he is gifted.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      HI Angie,
      There is NO WAY that Joey and Tre would have hugged it out if Melissa had been there. More so, I am sure she views any comfort or display of affection for his sister as a betrayal.

  59. cusi77 says:

    I posted up tread Joe Gorga and Melissa net worth.

    Here is Teresa and Joe Giudice: No surprise in this one…

    Teresa Giudice is a reality television star and author who has a net worth of of $-11 million. Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are cast members on the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1972. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Itlay. She attended a Catholic elementary school, and later went on to Berkeley College, where she majored in Fashion Marketing and Management. After leaving college she held the position as a contributor to Vogue Magazine. She also worked for Macy’s as an accessories buyer.

    Teresa and Joe met while still in high school. Over the years Joe has owned a variety of businesses throughout New Jersey including a pizza parlor, laundromat, and clothing company. Joe has had a number of run-ins with the law. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and was sentenced to ten days in jail, community service and was forced to pay a fine of $1000. He was arrested again after he drove his car into a pole and subsequently had his license suspended. In 2010 Joe was arrested for fraudulently obtaining a drivers license. He is facing a possible ten years prison sentence

  60. Buttercream says:

    Mel – Great re-cap – don’t watch the crazies from North Jersey … was watching the live video feed of the two “bobbies” awaiting the birth of William and Kate’s first born child.
    There’s been jealousy on the NJ housewives surrounding T which started when Danielle was still on the show. T’s brother is listening to the whispers from the snake he married, which turns the show ugly.
    No rain today! Thunder from last night was like the Boom noise from standing next to a tower speaker at a concert! Shook the whole house!

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