Let’s Chat – Real Housewives of New Jersey

What in the world was Caroline Manzo thinking – coming out with an advice book and then letting us into the secrets of her marriage and family life?

  1. Her husband disrespected her by telling her to STFU.  Cue the sound of dead silence – then Albie saying in a small voice – nice – on national TV.
  2. Albie saying he’s not ready to be happy.  That’s just sad.
  3. Albert saying he can’t retire, because none of his children are self-sufficient.
  4. Over the last 30 years she saw her husband once a week – and his work was only 45 minutes away.
  5. Albert doesn’t even know that she doesn’t eat fish and ordering it for her in a restaurant.

Let me tell you something, Caroline.  Perhaps you should be coming to us for advice.  Let’s not pretend your family is the American dream.

The main show tonight is the Jaq and Teresa peace-making session.  That means tomorrow’s blog will be thankfully short tomorrow, as MTH fast forwards through any Jacqueline scenes.  At one time, Jacqueline was one of favorite housewives.  She was also a favorite of Lynn Hudson.  I wonder how she hid her wack-a-doodle ness from the camera for the first few years?

Teresa and Joe are the first housewives/husbands with federal felony indictments. My guess is they won’t be the last.  I would have thought Salahi or the Armstrongs would have beaten them to it.   I wonder if Roy Black will be their defense attorney.  That’s a franchise cross-over I’d be interested in watching.

As for Melissa.  Sadly, her book wasn’t a joke.  She really is an insecure nitwit.

And those are my thoughts of the week.  Let’s Chat!

About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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335 Responses to Let’s Chat – Real Housewives of New Jersey

  1. Rebecca says:

    Good luck people. Can’t watch an episode that features Jacqueline for more than 3 seconds. Wishing you peace and strength to get through it, Jeff.

    My line-up is True Blood, Crossing Lines and an oxygen facial. Later gators.

  2. VV says:

    RHONJ Night!
    This is kind of irritating me…”

  3. VV says:

    Jac’s Whack!

  4. windycitywondering2 says:

    SO is Caroline laugh/crying because Greggie is moving to San Francisco?
    Aren’t you supposed to be sans makeup in the operating room?
    If we don’t get a Milania moment then Bravo and I can never, ever be friends!!!

  5. TexasTart says:

    You tell Caroline, NMD – someone has to do it!!! Nailed it. Enjoyed your thoughts.

    • cusi77 says:

      Yep! Thanks NMD, me too I enjoyed your thoughts!

    • Laineylainey says:

      I was thinking the same thing!!! I want to cut and paste and put it on her comments on the bravo blog. My compliments, to NMD. Why is it that we are supposed to ignore all this crap and buy her role as the wise advice giver? Why?? Wake me up from this nightmare. Ok, that was a bit dramatic.

      LaineySon should be so happy right now, but his gf broke up with him. He, of course, doesn’t want to talk about it. And then whenI do say stuff, I say the wrong thing…this is a pattern with her folks. He has been in love with her since high school and they have been on and off for years. But it’s always she who hurts him. I want to scream, she’s just not into you!! I did say a version of that. I thinki just need to stfu.

      • Noelle says:

        But your the Mom and would probably rather cut off your arm then to see him hurt.
        Very understandable. I feel for you.
        He’ll figure it out and probably needs to do so on his own.
        It sucks though, for you I’m sure. xo

      • windycitywondering2 says:

        I said the same phrase to my oldest – the look I got was horrible because guys know what that means. Now I just listen and don’t comment about the obvious when my guys talk about their affairs of the heart. Just saying “Hey, I will always love you! And I have loved you the longest!” seems to help.

      • ItzAngieDuh says:

        OMG LaineyLainey! My 22 yr old don is in the same situation. On & off with this girl since high school but she cannot get her shit together. She resents my don for having his shit together-hence the on again/off again. I wish she’s just go away! When he brings her up & I say ANYTHING-he doesn’t wanna talk about it!

        • Laineylainey says:

          Thank you, friends. I am committed to shutting tf up. He just left, and I told him that I was gonna stfu about it (no, i didnt say the f word i said shut the f up)…and that we trust him and know that he will handle this and his life appropriately because up to now all hes ever done is make us proud of him. Said we are here if he needs us. He smiled and said he loves us both very much and “thanks for everything.” He’s going into town and I don’t kow who he’s staying with tonight. I started to ask, but then I did what Brandi asks of others ( not herself). I STFU. He said he’d see us at dinner tomorrow, 🍛🍗🍝🍷👪

          • chismosa says:

            Lainey love the emojis and I’m sorry to hear that. What is up with breaking up just as he got the new job? Independent of eachother I hope? Not because he’s moving or anything right?

            You’re a GOOD mom.
            Don’t go cry/laugh about it. 😪😪😪++😄😄😄

            • Laineylainey says:

              She ain’t worth a laugh-cry. Grrrrrrrrr. I don’t know why she did it this time…maybe when he leaves she has a sancho. Wouldn’t be the first time.👊

  6. Nancy says:

    Poor Dr Sanjay Gupta. Dang the “suites” at CNN sure must have been pissed!!! The poor guy.

    • Powell says:

      The suits at CNN? Did Dr. Gupta’s show get cancelled? I love him.

    • Iowagirl says:

      What happened?

    • Laineylainey says:

      What upta with Gupta?

      • Orson says:

        He came out saying he was WRONG in a seemingly famous report he previously did on CNN. In THAT report, he said how evil marijuana was. This time he’s saying he was wrong and his previous report was based on little and biased research. And now there are legitimate medical uses for marijuana and it’s not the evil plant with the roots in hell like he said earlier.

  7. plainviewsue says:

    MTH/Jeff. I just had to tell you since there’s a new blog, when you answered WCW about Jac’s plastic surgery and said “I almost hope that she doesn’t wake up”, I laughed so friggin hard!!!!!!

    Not feeling great today, and that was terrific medicine!!!!! xxxxoooo

  8. TexasTart says:

    Good luck wading through it MTH. Not staying around for it, later youse guys!

  9. AZGirl says:

    I am watching last week’s episode and NMD is right. It is so sad. The Manzo’s are the most miserable family ever to be filmed on reality tv. Lauren, Albie, Chris, Caroline and Al are just really miserable people pretending that they are happy. I can’t think of anything more depressing to watch. None of them give a shit about the other and that is a fact!

    • Laineylainey says:

      I imagine that they are always farting. Especially critter fur.

      • Noelle says:

        Critterfur skeeves me out, totally.
        Not one redeeming quality about him whatsoever.

      • chismosa says:

        Who’s CRITTER fur????
        Albie??? The hair? What????

        When did this name come about — where was I? Where am I ?
        Who am I!?!??

        (Lainey that’s for you)

        • Laineylainey says:

          Ay Chismy! Critterfer Be Chris Manzo. As for your other questions,…I say ” yes, my child.”

  10. VV says:

    No Carolina, you don’t always speak the truth. It’s on film. You lie.

  11. VV says:

    Crickets …

  12. Nancy says:

    The million dollar question!!!

  13. Nancy says:


  14. Nancy says:


  15. VV says:

    This conversation is totally ridiculous. Bravo edited out the juicy parts. We never heard what exactly Teresa did to Jac and Jac to Tre. Bravo as usual manipulating …

  16. windycitywondering2 says:

    Chris has pictures of his wifey and kiddies on the wall behind him in the BLK pretend office….guess he has no diploma to show off.

  17. VV says:

    Going on the record here for the tenth time. Chris Manzo is not funny.

  18. AZGirl says:

    Mr. AZGirl started playing his computer game and so did First born on my desktop. Slower than molasses now. Pisses me off. They blame it on the blog. Nope. All has been well for about a year until Civilization and Counterstrike were downloaded. I can’t even post it is so slow.

  19. Nancy says:

    Makeup??? At that age???

    • VV says:

      I guess she’s used to due to bring a performer. I don’t think it was that much.

    • Noelle says:

      Yep. Usually just mascara.

    • chismosa says:

      I never wore that much makeup at that age and I don’t care WHAT happens in today’s “times” my daughter wouldn’t be allowed out of the house like that.

      Plus on Gia’s face makeup doesn’t look great. Less is more for her features.

  20. windycitywondering2 says:

    SO Kathy and Wacky have another shopping scene….yawning.

  21. Nancy says:

    YUCK!!! TMI

  22. windycitywondering2 says:

    So Albie can’t take money out of BLK but Chris can so Wacky can get her stomach tucked and her Michelin neck rolls flattened.

  23. VV says:

    Sloppy editing by Bravo. That little purple purse on the close up right now was not there when Milania was getting on top of the table.

  24. Nancy says:

    “Heh girls”?

  25. VV says:

    Barf…Gregg enters the scene…

  26. cusi77 says:

    Caroline, go back to the hair stylist you had before! This one sucks!

  27. VV says:

    Did Joey say I’m the man?

  28. VV says:

    See that TH Joey’s head is shaved. That’s a very recent TH.

    • melthehound says:

      Definitely after filming ended… Trying to get ahead of polish-gate for when Bravo showed the ‘black shit’ episode. Hmmmm… Black Shit, Black Water… Could THAT be what he was spraying on his head?

      • VV says:

        I think so too. I think that set if TH (shaved head and blue shirt) was done way after. His tone is very different than on the other THs.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Yes. Also, he must have slowed down on the steroids, cos he isn’t all bulked up. Def looks better. Hopefully he isn’t having any roid rages anymore.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Same with Melissa`s hair when it is super blond in previews for next week. She just went that corlor a week or two ago!

  29. Nancy says:

    Gia’s skin is beautiful!!

  30. Amalfi says:

    Is Joey seriously trying to get Gia to take sides against her mom?

    Also, lay off on the mascara and eyeliner… and I am talking to Joey Gorga, not Gia. Geez… what is up with that?

  31. windycitywondering2 says:

    Thank you Gia – hammer that little brat of an uncle.

  32. cusi77 says:

    The relationship changed as well because Gia is growing up and now she can express better her feelings and has opinions… You just got stucked in the same limited intelligence Joey!

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      Love that Gia stands firm on what she feels.

      • melthehound says:

        Now I’m excited to watch. I want to see her give it to him… As for her make up, I’ve not seen a 12 year old girl who didn’t wear Some. Whether they were supposed to, or not.

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          Someone taught her to respect her family members because she came across without apology or rudeness. Gia is the man! (Did you hear that lil godfather?)

        • realhousewifeva says:

          I have a 12 year old who would never walk out with makeup on and if she puts it on behind my back, she better hope I don`t find out. Sorry, MTH but there are TONS of 12 year olds who don`t wear it.

    • Noelle says:

      She’s more the voice of reason then little man. Using that term loosely.

    • Amalfi says:

      When your niece is smarter than you at age 12: #gorgaproblems

  33. VV says:

    Joey didn’t have an answer for that. He has yet to own up to his stupid behavior. NO BALLS!!! The name shouldn’t be Tarzan more like Mowgli.

  34. windycitywondering2 says:

    How interesting is it that Wacky made that remark about not liking Zumba while shopping with Kathy. Not even for a frigging charity Wacky??

  35. Amalfi says:

    I would never let that slimey Ritchie in my house. She is Mother Teresa for that charitable act.

  36. Pinky says:

    I wonder if this was filmed before or after Chris destroyed all the software evidence the Feds had requested.
    I think BLK is a company to “show” their income – but they are really living off millions they stold and who knows where else they get their dirty money for all Jacs habits and their lifestyle????

  37. VV says:

    Yeah, remember Milania we were at Kathy’s house when Zio Joey called me F b*tch (insert sarcasm)

  38. Nancy says:

    First smart thing Kathy has said.

  39. Nancy says:

    I love Joe’s laugh.

  40. VV says:

    Did Gia greet Melissa?

  41. VV says:

    I think by the time this was filmed. Things were starting to chill again with Tre family.

  42. Nancy says:

    Good for Teresa.

  43. Amalfi says:

    That’s it. I am filing for legal custody of Milania. I LOVE HER.

  44. VV says:

    Barf…Ashlee…don’t care for her at all…

  45. windycitywondering2 says:

    WOW Juicy – call them all down in your toast!

  46. Nancy says:

    I sure hope he has a job. SF is very expensive.

  47. windycitywondering2 says:

    Caroline is just plain gross – her kids look at her like she is an asshat personified.

    • Noelle says:

      LMAO! You’re on fire with your colorful zingers tonight!
      You’re making the show hilarious!

  48. Nancy says:

    Or a 2nd daughter. lol

  49. cusi77 says:

    Geggy has been so far the more successful of her children.

  50. VV says:

    How’s is she paying for this again? Is this a Bravo freebie or discounted for promoting the plastic surgeon. She’s going to CA. It’s gotta be more expensive in Beverly Hills!!!

  51. Nancy says:

    There are no plastic surgeons in NJ?

  52. cusi77 says:

    I wonder why he has not been on the show this Season… Bravo didn’t find him funny?

  53. windycitywondering2 says:

    So on top of the tummy/neck surgery in Beverly Hills no less, Chris is also supporting Ashley. Where is the money coming from and can I come visit your money trees??

  54. VV says:

    We don’t care what you’ve been sound brat.

  55. VV says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Was that her tummy?

  56. Nancy says:

    Give the kid some Tylenol. Grrrrrrrrr

  57. cusi77 says:

    Oh, oh, oh! The Feds are watching Lurkitas!!!!

  58. cusi77 says:

    OMG! That is a mayor surgery to be made on a Dr’s office, are they in a Hospital?

  59. windycitywondering2 says:

    Come on – we have to see Wacky’s fat?

  60. Amalfi says:

    I am about to throw up – thank you for the unnecessary shot of Jac’s stomach skin and fat. I am not kidding.

  61. VV says:

    This didn’t post correctly. It was meant as a new post.

    Nobody, I mean seriously Bravo NOBODY CARES ABOUT JAC’S TUMMY TUCK!

  62. Nancy says:

    Make-up in the OR when you are working on ones face? Not good!!!

  63. lulu says:

    Omg I need to bleach my eyes!!! With!!!

  64. VV says:

    Full make up and am everything

  65. cusi77 says:

    Ashley looks beautiful. (If she was that cute in the inside…)

  66. Nancy says:

    It was so nice tonight without Melissa.

  67. VV says:

    Next week more if the same sh*t. Bravo in the pursuit of making Teresa the evil one.

  68. cusi77 says:

    I wonder how tomorrow’s MTH Blog will look like… 3/4 of the Episode was Jax Related…

  69. VV says:

    The Original Crapfesto is Up!!! The Original Crapfesto is Up!!!

  70. VV says:

    BitterCryingClown Crapfesto is Up!!! BitterCryingClown Crapfesto is Up!!!

  71. VV says:

    Note to Bravo. We are sick and tired of Melissa playing the Vitim card. Only her fans believe that crap. Tons of viewers are not buying it.

  72. windycitywondering2 says:

    Bravo – RHNJ should be 50 minutes of Milania and crew, and the other 10 minutes can be either commercials or the Manzo/Laurita/Gorga storylines of no interest to me. Actually, the commercials are sounding better and better for that last 10 minutes.

  73. Mene Seela says:

    Do you think the announcement of the Manzo spin off is because RHNJ will be cancelled?

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      IMHO – that leak about the spin off was to gauge viewer response to the idea.

    • VV says:

      Let Bravo try and fail with that show. None of those kidsadults have charisma.
      It’s a failed show that will join the likes of the many failed shows that Bravo pushes on people.

  74. windycitywondering2 says:

    Random thought – does Wacky have so much botox in her face so it can’t move and no one can tell that she is a stone cold liar? Teresa really loved her and Wacky couldn’t even look her in the eye or give an appropriately similar response.

  75. VV says:

    Just heard rumor that B did not attend Julie Plake’s wedding this weekend. Is this true? I thought Bryn would be flower girl since Julie is her godmother?
    Did B used the old excuse I’m shooting the show for not going? … Like she’s the only person in the whole wide world with a talk show? Is not like they film 24/7 and even if they did. Why didn’t she make time to attend?

  76. windycitywondering2 says:

    Gabriella reminds me of Grace Kelly – she looks so classic and she is so composed for her age.

    • cusi77 says:

      Gabriela is a beauty! Gia and Milania are exactly like Teresa at that age (IIRC they showed photos some time ago). Audriana and her eyes… I’d like to hug her!

      • Noelle says:

        When they showed pics of Gia little, I was amazed how much Audriana resembles her.
        They’re all dolls.

  77. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Hello everyone!!!!
    The BEST toast ever made in HW history!!!

    ” Here’s to the sociopaths, the idiots, the scumbags, the butchy boys, the horsey faces, and the Josephines”

  78. chismosa says:

    Hi I haven’t watched yet, getting my duct tape and straight jacket ready but since NMD called it ALL on the DON, look to see if the stupid Don’s book is STILL behind Andy’s shoulder on WWH.
    It’s so visible on camera. Yuck!!!! Next to Melissa Gilbert.
    Horrible! 📚📚📖📖📖👵👵😷😷😷

    • Nancy says:

      chismosa…I talked to my 1/2 brother that lives very close to where the 2 young boys
      were killed by the snake. Get this…they were sleeping in the same room with the cobra
      on the floor!!!!! The story that the press got was not the truth.

      • Nancy says:

        (The boys were on the floor)

      • chismosa says:

        So it did not crawl into the bed. Just kill it –WHO CARES!!?!? it’s just a stupid reptile. Kill kill kill

        (Again, reprehensible that boys were killed but the owner of the shop should pay for that)

        Can’t wait for aliens to land here and kill us humans like this Lol

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          Did you read about the guy who blew up his dog but the judge ruled that since the dog didn’t suffer the guy didn’t commit cruelty to an animal….that is all kinds of messed up.

          • Noelle says:

            I had not heard this.
            That is beyond sick!! Who the fu*k is this judge?
            The dog didn’t suffer??? WTF

            • Orson says:

              Do you understand that the penalties for making explosive devices and setting them off are much stronger than the penalty for animal cruelty, right?

              • Noelle says:

                Who the hell are you talkin’ to Willis???
                Cause I know for damn SURE it aint me!
                Move along!
                Snort, snort!!

              • Noelle says:

                Since you take some sort of sadistic pleasure in speaking down to people ,
                I take pleasure, correction, great pleasure by telling you to go F**K OFF!

                You’re inflated sense of knowledge/ego escapes me.
                If it were true little man, you certainly wouldn’t behave in the manner that you do.
                I will no longer acknowledge your overbearing existence, I encourage you to scroll on by when my name appears.

                Have a nice day.

          • chismosa says:

            Yeah um just from what you said I am NOT looking this up!

            • windycitywondering2 says:

              You know those internet news headlines that just don’t make sense? This was one of those for me because who would do something like that right?! Well it happened in Texas. The dog was beautiful, the guy was a d bag, the judge a stupid toad and the comments after the article made me feel a little bit better. Sorry, I didn’t mean to upset you.

      • Noelle says:

        What the hell were these asses thinking???
        Boggels the mind! Unbelievable.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Hahaha. I love the old lady!

  79. Nancy says:

    Who said the Manzo’s are getting a spin-off?

  80. windycitywondering2 says:

    If Wacky Jacky refuses to eat right and exercise no amount of plastic surgery will take the doughy look away. How much time does this bitch spend in front of the mirror? This is beyond sick.

  81. chismosa says:

    And remember Andy puts his love struck respected actresses in chair 1. Doesn’t matter what HW is on.

  82. chismosa says:

    The Dons book is still there

  83. cusi77 says:


    On a happy note for those who have asked how I am doing bearing with Occipital Neuralgia:

    I have been practicing Tai Chi for three days now, one hour at night… I am pain free so far.

    I did Tai Chi in my 20’s and back in my 40’s.

    At first I felt heavy… The body remembers. -It is a great feeling.

    I remember my Tai Chi instructor. He was small , fine smiley Chinese man. I used to do my tai chi behind him… his back was in terrible condition.. I guess he had Scoliosis. He was 60 at a time and awake as a Lion and light as a Gazelle.

    Wish me luck, because if this exercise I am doing works, I will not have to visit any clinic to seek pain management.

    Thanks for reading this.

  84. djprincessc says:

    Did anyone else hear that comment Greg made about Cancer patients?? Did I hear that right?? If so NOT COOL.

    • chismosa says:

      I’m going to look out for it—— he’s so annoying

      • djprincessc says:

        I didn’t catch the whole thing but he said something to the affect of “like when everyone wants to hang out with you because you have cancer or you’re a cancer patient.” That was the gist of it. I don’t get how they get away with this stuff.

        • chismosa says:

          DJ if they’re even close to — minuscule CLOSE to entertaining the thought of a Manzoid spinoff — it’s just an undying love they at bravo have for the Don and her people for some reason. Aaaahhhh!

          I saw it— I GET what he meant, but he really shouldn’t have said it that way or used the C word.

    • melthehound says:

      Yes, And you’re correct. Ole Greggy… The daughter Momz Really wanted.

  85. TexasTart says:

    This is cute, Audriana had been trying to dress her own Barbies, lol.

  86. TexasTart says:

    Taken on Sunday

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