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Jacqueline Laurita

Bravo found a way to keep Kathy and Jacqueline from over-sharing and decided to do their blogs as “question and answer” sessions. Annoying

Bravotv.com: How much progress has Nick made since we saw him last season? Jacqueline Laurita: Nick can now request pretty much all his needs verbally in 3-4 word sentences. He reads and spells pretty well. He can repeat and label most things. He can answer a few specific questions he was trained to answer, like what his name is, how old he is, and where he lives. He can eat with utensils again. His eye contact has improved a great deal. He’s more engaged. He is not conversational yet, but I believe it’s coming. He can dress and undress himself. He brushes his teeth. He is starting to recognize and say other family members’ names. You should hear him say Aunt Caroline.

This all sounds like good news. Nick is making progress.  I am pleased that he is getting appropriate services and that Jac and Chris are advocating for her.  As much as I believe autism NEEDS to be accepted as reality (although, let’s all agree that nothing on reality tv is as it really should be) I still believe it is in their family’s best interests to stay off tv.  People will question everything Jac says.  I get it cause she is part of the fabric of this show.  But her reality of raising a child with autism is way too precious to expose to the greater public to pick apart and judge.  I will say this, the cost of caring for a child with autism is astronomical (although I am sure other disabilities are similar).  The recommended standard of therapy/services is 30-40 hours per week from age of diagnosis.  The cost of these services can reach well over $100,000 and in many states, not provided by public schools.  Until recently, most insurance companies were able to refuse this intensive therapy.  Laws are changing by state and thankfully getting better, but progress is very slow.  Most parents have to choose and accept lesser services because it is all they can afford and live with the guilt thinking, “could I have done more”?

Bravotv.com: Have you been in touch with Teresa since your text message exchange? JL: I saw her at Joe’s father’s wake and we hugged each other. Other than that, we have only had a few exchanges and her responses to my texts were always pleasant but cold, short, and non-engaging. I’m totally OK with that now. I worry about her and her family, but I only want true, caring, supportive friends and real, sincere people in my circle. I still wish her and her family peace and happiness, but I’ve realized that she doesn’t have the qualities of a friend that I want in my life right now. I’ve let go. 

I get this. I have friends that are better at distance.  Tre is not warm and fuzzy unless it is her immediate family.  She keeps people at arms length and Jac isn’t like that.  To each their own.

Bravotv.com: Have you moved into a new home yet? JL: Nope! We’ve had a lot of lookers but no takers. For now, we’re going to keep it up for sale. Who knows, we might just have to stay here? LOL! Whatever is meant to be, will be.

Actually, I am all for them selling their McMansion and moving into something more affordable if that means Nick can continue to receive the best services available. I don’t really care about their finances in the background as it seems they are prioritizing now.

JillNoNotThatJill was able to save this from Bravo before they deleted it from their own blog!

Bravotv.com: What’s your current relationship with Dina like? JL: Currently there is no relationship between us, but only because she chooses not to have one. It’s frustrating because I feel like it’s all petty, nonsense stuff, that all just seems silly and unimportant to me. I have other, more important things to focus on, although, I’m always open to reconciliation with people that are willing and sincere. My husband is probably the most hurt by Dina. Maybe one day we can heal as a family like the Gorgas and Giudices did. Miracles have happened on #RHONJ . All it takes is for both parties to want it at the same time and be sincere about wanting it. (That’s the key.)

Damn, still not clarification! I gather from Dina that once she “done” with someone, she is done.  Didn’t she say she has a funeral in her head and puts that person to rest?  All families have ups and downs and in LARGE families I imagine it happens more often.  Maybe one day they can all heal and come together.  Sad though that I am sure reality TV brought this all on.

Some of you might think I am too kind to Jac. Yes, I am.  I give her a free pass of sorts.  I get her.  Unlike how Amber relates to Tre’s possible prison sentence, Jac and I actually DO have something in common.  I know what it is like to get that life changing diagnosis.  Believing my child would never speak, have a friend, sit in a typical classroom, join a scout troop, attend a sleepover, go to a dance, cheer on the sidelines of a football game…I grieved for so long all of those things.  And now my daughter has proved me wrong.  She has done every one of those things and will do more, but on her terms.  So I ask you all in your comments to please not judge how Jac cares for her son.  Feel free to talk about that damn BLK, her bad plastic surgery, her need to try and be friends with Tre…yes there are so many other things!  Have at it!  Just please, leave Nick out of it.  Autism speaks…its time to listen.

Dina Manzo

The Divine Miss Dina will blog for us this week while avoiding people she has had a funeral for in her head…

So I’m not one to use these blogs to defend myself, but I’m totally going there this week!

First I must say I’m not that useless in the kitchen! I will admit since Lexi and I gave up meat five years ago, and since I found out I’m allergic to gluten and dairy, I HARDLY cook anymore. I prepare really simple, clean food, and to me that’s not really cooking. There’s no heavy sauces or casseroles in Casa d’Manzo. It’s lots of veggies and rice and quinoa — kind of boring, but I don’t have a choice! I DID make that yummy kale salad with fresh fruit and hummus dressing that you saw being put down on the table in Florida, so there you go! But like I said, my table will always look gorgeous and you can learn how to do this yourself at dinaspartyschool.com

I am sure she hates being compared to her sister, but she is definitely very different from Caroline. I imagine Caroline cooks full meat filled meals several nights a week.

OK on to the next… I looked a little chunkier than I actually am in Florida. Two reasons — one I had given up my exercise routine for the past four months, because our winter was so brutal. I was so lazy and not inspired to leave the house other than to work. I know that’s no excuse, but I kind of get the winter blues. I’m such a nature girl, if I can’t hike or walk outside I tend to lose my mojo, and I certainly did this past winter. In my defense though, how I can I look anything but chunky next to these girls? They are all gym rats and in incredible shape. The twins are a freak of nature, and let me tell you, in person they don’t have an ounce of cellulite on their bodies. It’s just not normal, LOL! I’m going to post a bikini selfie this weekend just to show America I do take care of myself. 

I HATE THIS! Why is Dina fat shaming herself?  Many of us would love to look as “fat” as Dina!  Yes, the other 3 girls are very slim with man-made curves…well, Dina’s are, too right?  But I would certainly not describe Dina as “chunky”.

Now on to the “secret”… I was so torn on what to do with this info. My first instinct was of course to let the girls know that someone was talking about their mother. If someone was talking about my mom, I would want to know so I could rip their face off. Not very zen, huh? Say all you want about me, but mention my kid or my parents and all bets are off. It was really bugging me; I literally was told the night before we left for Florida, and I couldn’t sleep at all. Every time we were having fun, the guilt that I wasn’t saying anything to them was overwhelming all other emotions, and I seriously became obsessed with the fact that I needed to tell them. 

I think Bravo production was pushing Dina to bring this to the forefront in order to get some juicy footage. In a natural situation, you would never share a rumor like this in front of a camera if you were trying to give your friend a “heads up”.

Next week’s episode is a doozy, and I can tell you I haven’t cried like this is a VERY long time. As a sensitive empath and pisces, I absorb feelings around me, and let me tell you the range of emotions in that house was overwhelming! There was anger, sadness, frustration, fear, envy, sorrow, and on and on. Everyone had someone there to support them but me, and it was something I hope I never have to experience again… Like I said, Scary Island ain’t got nothin’ on Jersey.  

I really hope that Scary Island II is all it has been made out to be because we need SOMETHING. This season has been a snorefest between Nicole’s alleged breaking-up of a family which is not true and Amber’s cancer <drink> which is true yet annoying.  We deserve SOMETHING big for sticking this out.  Miss Dina promises next weekend won’t disappoint us.

Melissa Gorga

Melissa wants us to know how much fun her and Joey had with Andy on WWHL. Andy of course had Joey do some of his stripper moves.  Ick.

I thought seeing the girls’ trip was so much fun! That’s what I love watching! Girls uncensored with a little wine! Come on, we are all a little nosey or Reality TV would not be here, so to be able to hear the little secrets we talk about when the men and children aren’t around was hilarious too me. And yes Dina, I work out hard after having three babies and my reward is feeling comfortable in my bathing suit. And girl, I still don’t understand that peeing thing! OMG! Do I live under a rock?! Everyone seems to know but me!

The whole sex talk thing was icky. Dina watches porn for decorating tips? No wonder everything is so gaudy.

I loved cooking for everyone. Nicole and I each picked a couple dishes to make and Teresa and Dina helped out, but were more than happy to let us take the reins. You can see when I cook I get in the zone. I was quiet and enjoying my glass of wine while making a nice meal. What’s better than that? I think by now everyone knows that “tipsy” Melissa is one of the best versions of me, LOL! I’m a happy drunk! It’s hard to piss me off when I’ve had a couple! I love life, I love people, and I love enjoying good times together with girlfriends! Especially in a beautiful house in Boca! “Tipsy Melissa” is my spirit animal. So eat, drink, and be merry!

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Longhot…longhot…longhot… BTW, I hate angry moody drunks!  We all know a person that turns into a flaming butthole when they drink.  It ruins everything for everyone around them and it sucks.  Melissa is not that person.  She is “dumb drunk” which is fun and funny.  I could handle her in small doses.

Joe “baby sitting” was so funny. I always wondered what goes on when I’m not home. Now I know! Joe is such an amazing father; the way my children look at him makes me smile. He’s the fun Dad. I keep everyone in check and he comes home and it’s, “Daddyyy!” Sometimes that drives me nuts, because I do a lot of the disciplining and he gets all the glory, but I get it. He provides an incredible life for them and they respect him for that so much. I’m lucky that I found a guy that’s an amazing husband and a great father too. Blessed. The bond between Antonia and Joe is special, I loved hearing their little talk. The first day she was born he said he was going to put bars on the windows! She is truly his princess — she has him wrapped around her little finger. It’s so cute. I’m proud of the little girl she is growing into. She’s sweet, smart, loving, and happy. But I agree with Joe — I also want to break the internet!

This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine! My husband has on occasion told friends he can’t do something cause he is babysitting and, NO, it isn’t babysitting!  It is hanging out with YOUR OWN kids.  Babysitting is watching children that belong to someone else.  Joey seems like a fun dad that allows Melissa to carry the majority of the parenting load.

It was also good to see Jacqueline and Kathy catching up. I love to watch Nicholas with Jammin’ Jenn. To see his progress is truly touching. Jacqueline is so devoted to making sure Nicholas gets access to the best resources. And we got a glimpse of Kathy’s new home! I know that she has been looking to build her dream kitchen for some time. It looks like it’s going to be beautiful. Congrats, Kathy!

It was a weird filler scene and totally not necessary other than to bring in viewers…and it worked. Seemed as though there was a ratings hike.  Dina can’t be too pleased about that.

Onto that terrible rumor. At this point of the episode I still have no idea what anyone is talking about. I get that the twins have two different perspectives on wanting to hear what the rumor is. I would want to know, but everyone has the right to deal with things in their own way. Tune in next week to see how they do find out.

Well, again, everyone is referring us to next week’s episode and I am gonna be super pissed if this is not as big as the hype! Hopefully Mego is sober next week…

Kathy Wakile

As I mentioned above, Bravo doesn’t trust Jac and Kathy so they decided to do their blogs as interview. Kinda lame, but we will make do with what we have.

Bravotv.com: What’s the latest with Rich and the kids? Kathy Wakile: Rich has his hands full these days between traveling with me to promote my newly released dessert cookbook, Indulge, and overseeing every detail for our new home construction — not to mention the other projects that he’s always working on. I think he’s going to need a vacation soon. Victoria and Joseph are back to school. Victoria is feeling great and piled on a bunch of classes to her schedule. This year is her third year at college, and she’s determined to finish this part of her degree in her four year term. Joseph is busy juggling his new status as a bio major during his freshman year at college. Over the summer Rich kept Victoria and Joseph busy by enrolling them in real estate school, and thankfully they both are managing to adjust well to getting back to school full time and working part time (while maintaining a very active social calendar). I wonder where they got that from… 

<snore> I did put the new book on my hold list at my local library. I’m cheap. I will see if it is worth it before spending any cash.

Bravotv.com: What inspired you to build the new house? What’s your favorite feature? Have you moved in yet? KW: Rich has been after me for over fifteen years to move to a bigger house, but honestly I couldn’t even think about it until my kids finished high school. They had such a great experience growing up with the same friends from grade school, and I didn’t want to disturb that for them. However, since they have decided to stay local for college and to continue living at home, they each need their own space. They grew up surrounded by family and friends in our home, and they followed through with the love to entertain. Whether it’s with our family or their now adult friends, our home has always been the hub. And I love it! It’s what I live for. My dinner table can go from four to fourteen at any given seating, so I designed my home to revolve around the kitchen with a very open floor plan. Every room leads back to the heart of my home, the kitchen. We haven’t moved in yet, there’s still so much to do, but we are happy enjoying each step of the process.  

Hoping that Kathy and Rich are not spending beyond their means. I always enjoyed that there home was “real” and not over the top like the others’.

Bravotv.com: How has your relationship with Teresa been? KW: My relationship with Teresa is pretty much where we left things off. She is going through a lot right now, and her time is focused on her husband and children as it should be. I am respecting her wishes and praying for a positive outcome for them all.

How many times can she get asked this question? I think the relationship issues with Kathy and Tre are very much about the issues their parents have with each other and until their parents repair their relationship, Tre and Kathy will never be close.

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Tre totally “phoned it in” this week. I will cut her some slack a) because Kathy and Jac got a little blog space and b) she is busy trying to plan for her final walk of shame.

Wow. I really have so much to say. I will share, but I’m getting ready for the biggest day of our lives. I will be sharing when I can. 

But now is the time when I need to focus on the next ten days and not comment on the episodes. 

I love the show. I love my fans. I will be telling you all along with my Bravo family very soon.

Tanti Baci, Teresa

Curious, what does everyone think she will wear to court???

Teresa Aprea

So Teresa finally understood that she is supposed to blog EVERY week and when she does, she should blog the current week’s episode. She gives us a two-fer this week so she is finally caught up.  I am sure she read my re-cap last week and realized her mistake.

To give a recap of last week’s episode, before I do this week’s, I must start off with kudos to Dina! Yes! Finally someone with a brain! I also called Dina and thanked her for making sense of complete nonsense. Three key points she made: First, as soon as she heard the rumor from Teresa Giudice, she said, “I don’t believe that at all.” Second, “It didn’t happen.” And third, Dina’s comment in her interview was that she was more offended that someone would talk about someone’s mother. Thank you, Dina.

Well, I agree. Dina is the only one that reacted as a friend should react.  She discredited this “rumor” from the moment she heard it.  Ya know how when Lisa V. Didn’t defend Mauricio, yet Ken backed him up?  This is similar.  Dina had her friend’s back and kudos to her.

Getting to Rino and his “toucan underwear,” he just made everyone crack up and it was the highlight of the show for all of our friends — he really surprised me. He had us laughing for days. Regarding Rino’s colonoscopy, Rino felt strongly about filming this to bring awareness. Rino’s dad has prostate cancer and issues with his colon. It must have seemed repulsive to some viewers, but screening and early detection does save lives. Rino was concerned because of certain symptoms he was having, but thank God his tests came back perfect. On a silly note, it was so funny seeing him wake up from his anesthesia — I was hoping they would have shown the funny things he said when he woke up. LMAO!

The undies were a bit over the top, but we have seen worse so not such a BIG deal. I liked that Rino brought awareness without shoving it down our throats.  Oh, and Teresa mentioned the c-word so <drink>.

Regarding Amber in church — I found it hideous of her to film on Ash Wednesday, which is a solemn and reflective day rather than a holiday like Easter when you tend to get dressed up and celebrate. To top it off, it was beyond ridiculous to leave church and see Amber hammering Teresa Giudice over the phone!

Agree. Geez, I am agreeing with her on everything.  What is wrong with me today?

Getting to this week’s episode, all I can say is I loved seeing myself, Nicole, Dina, and Melissa going to Boca! Loved the pool scene in our bikinis, not to mention our pool boy who was very easy on the eyes. It was fun seeing all the girls working together in the kitchen. I was so happy being in Florida with this crew! I must say, I truly wish they would have shown more of the fun silly girl time by the pool. That day was a true blast! I wanted you all to see all of those good times before next week’s insane drama. I’d rather see more laughter than tears any day!

Longhot… can’t get it out of my head.

But next week get ready to rumble…

Well, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

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Nicole Napolitano

Since the twins seem to do everything the same, Nicole has decided to give us a two-fer, too.

Today I’m finally catching up with this week’s and last week’s blog. Last week of course I loved watching my family having dinner at Teresa’s house with Dina and Lexi. I was excited to finally introduce my mother to Lexi and Dina, because I absolutely love their sweet, warm hearts. My nephew, Giovanni, and Dina’s daughter, Lexi, are two of the most incredible 18-year-olds out there! I love how they both enjoy being around family, and especially how they both have the utmost respect for their mothers. Speaking of children, I absolutely love watching Gia. I was disappointed when Teresa and Gia couldn’t make it for dinner that night. Watching Gia interact with her mom in the car, you really get to see how strong of a young lady she is. I give her so much credit for being so strong at her age given what she is going through; she is quite remarkable! Even watching her the following week going to look for houses with her mom, you see how all she truly cares about is her family and not the size of the house — very impressive. 

<snore> I might be more interested if she had written this last week.  Maybe.

The scene that I found most annoying was Amber being so nosey and prying into Teresa Giudice’s business. It was bad enough to bring the cameras into church on a solemn day to show how holy the Marcheses are (how Pharisaic), but then she leaves the church to make a phone call to Teresa Giudice. It was almost embarrassing how Amber could not take the hint that Teresa did NOT want to speak about it. On that note, I would like to move on to this past Sunday’s episode.

Amber seems to have made an ass of herself more often than not. She is not good at helping herself.

Finally the Florida trip is here! I love how you all get to see how all of us girls interacted and got along. We initially all planned this trip for Teresa Giudice to get her mind off of everything. I was upset when I found out she couldn’t go to Florida, because I was really looking forward to have some more girl bonding time with her, but I completely understood why she stayed home.  

I do enjoy watching the episodes where everyone has fun and lets their hair down.

Our first night in Florida was an absolutely amazing day! Laying out by the pool and having just good, silly fun with my sister, Dina, and Melissa felt awesome. To finally be in warm weather with the sun beating down on all of us, having drinks poolside in this beautiful home on the Intracoastal was incredible. We were all on the same page about staying home that first night and just chilling. I must say, I do whip up an amazing dinner in a short amount of time. Teresa and I love to cook. (Except when Teresa is on vacation, not a chance, LOL!) I totally enjoyed preparing dinner for everyone that night. We had a great meal and we all seriously laughed for a long time around that table!

Yes, this was all fun and silly. Longhot…

The conversation did get a little heated outside after dinner. I love my sister more than anything, but yes, we do disagree and I think I got across how strongly I feel about “shut up.” I feel words are so powerful, so we must watch our words, especially with the people we love. One thing I do know is we are sisters and nothing will ever come between us, even if we don’t see eye to eye on everything. Regarding Dina, I could tell something was lying heavy on her heart and she wanted to tell us something. I never thought for a second she ever wanted to hurt us, but only help us.

I think Dina was way OVER dramatic about this whole thing. Let’s say the rumor comes out once Amber and the douche arrive…you SQUASH it and be done with it.  BUT NO!!!  Not when the producers are aiming for big ratings.  Nicole closes and wishes us much love.  Really she just means me!

Amber Marchese

Alright everyone. I am warning you upfront that this is a long one.  So very very long.  And Amber’s “ghostwriter” is including lots of facts so prepare yourself to shovel through the BS.

OK, so where can I start? “Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among American women, with more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In recent years mortality from breast cancer has declined in the U.S., likely as a result of more widespread screening resulting in earlier detection as well as advances in the adjuvant treatment of early-stage disease.” [Mettlin C. Global breast cancer mortality statistics.” CA Cancer J Clin 1999;49:138–144.] Most people are familiar with concept, but most do not know that studies use bench marks such as 5 year, 10 year, and 20 year measurements to determine likelihood of reoccurrence and survival. 5 year survival without reoccurrence is a major milestone to living cancer free. Jim and I agreed that we would make sure to raise awareness for younger women and hopefully make a difference in someone’s life. What we did not expect was the scare you saw this week. I can say with all honesty, I am aware that I am “sensitized” and/or “conditioned” to fear the worst. Any change to my medical routine causes panic. You may think I am overly dramatic, and you might be right. But then again, when I think back 5 years ago the last thing on my mind was cancer. My beautiful Isabella was a newborn and Corbin a handsome toddler. I was so happy with two little miracles and step sons by my side. The world was a perfect place, but my world changed in an instant when I discovered the lumps. At first, I thought it was nothing. But Jim and I discussed it and we decided to go get it checked out. After they ran the first test, I saw the doctor’s face and it all was a blur from there. Each test came back with more questions then came the 7 surgeries, multiple scans, MRIs, 1.5 years of chemo-therapy, and hundreds of blood tests. Till this day, every night before I go to bed I take medication to prevent reoccurrence; so every night that little white pill reminds me of my nightmare. But it also reminds me of my miracle. 

I am not a heartless person. What Amber has been through sounds horrific.  She has made it to the 5 year mark and chances of re-occurrence now are significantly lower.  My thought is when does she live in “the now”?

I am so fortunate to have a family who supported me throughout; my mother and husband were the best support group anyone could ask. I had the greatest team of doctors and was fully informed of all my options. Ladies, remember you are in control, be informed and learn your options. I recently spoke with a newly diagnosis survivor who did not know she could have reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy. Or that there were many treatment options. When I went for my mastectomy, my plastic surgeon and surgical oncologist performed the procedure together to make sure my breast looked better after the surgery than when I was 18, pretty amazing. Needless to say this made Jim very happy! 

Again, I got nothing. However, I am skeeved that we are thinking of making Jim happy.  Amber goes on to explain some crap about family crests and crafts.  I am choosing to not bother exposing you to that nonsense.

Now on to the rest of the episode. I think it is funny that Joe Gorga thinks he is babysitting, but I will cut him some slack as he works hard to provide for his family. I was cracking up when Joe tried to talk to his Antonia about staying away from boys and that she not permitted to date until she is 35-years-old. Jim wholeheartedly agrees with Joe on this issue, you’re all shocked I am sure. Jim tells Isabella the same thing all the time. Italian dads are all cut form the same cloth.

This is a repeat from above. <snore>

It was nice to see Jacqueline and Kathy talking about life, and I enjoy their sincerity. My heart goes out to Jacqueline and Chris as they have a beautiful family and I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for them to see their child struggle. Jim and I respect the decisions they are making by putting CJ’s needs before a house or anything else for that matter. They are truly strong and loving parents. 

This shows how little Amber knows about or cares about Jac; Nick is Jac’s son with autism, not CJ.

Watching this episode and seeing the previews of next episode, Melissa was such a pleasant surprise. This “fun loving,” sometimes silly girl is the Melissa that I knew and loved years ago! It was so great to see her “cut up” and have some fun. And let me tell, that girl has always had a great ass. I am totally jealous of that derriere.

Whatever. I recently told my husband that if he would build me a music studio in our basement I could then make an album and we would be set for life.  He got up and helped himself to a beer.  I don’t think I will be seeing that music studio in my unfinished basement very soon.

Florida, well, this is going to get interesting as you can see from the previews. But before we go there, did anyone catch Dina’s reaction to my call. She did not exactly seem pleased we were coming down or excited that I was in good health. I get the rumor was on her mind, but that was not exactly fair to me. Teresa told her about the Rino/Santa affair and she knew I was an unwilling witness to the Gotti testimony. I feel like I should be in witness protection or something. It was satirical watching Dina talk about my motives in gossiping and then watch her and Teresa Giudice gossip. What was suspicious is the way she tried to tell TeRESSA and Nicole about the affair. She starts out by saying Amber knows something. Why? I had nothing to do with this; she should have said Victoria Gotti told Amber and Teresa Giudice something. It was clear Dina was shifting the blame of the Gotti rumor from Gotti to me! I am calling out BS. This explains why the twins have blamed me for the rumor. It is sad, the twins have been angry at me, yet I agreed to keep it quiet and did not give it any credence. I am not a TeReSSa fan at all, but I cannot imagine how she must of felt. I am with her on this one, I don’t want it said and I don’t need to know. I would have demanded Dina to tell me in a more private setting and would have been offended if Dina decided to do that for the world to see.

I know I will have to eat my words…I kinda sorta maybe agree with her here??? Why is anyone but that fabulous Ms. Gotti getting credit for this rumor?  Why did Dina spin this into something “Amber has over your head”.  Hmmm…

Seeing this all played back to me, at first, I was so angry. However, as I watched it again, it has become quite comical. Between Teresa Giudice, Dina, and the twins, it seems like some sort of mass hysteria was taking them over. Clearly this caused them (especially Dina, who treated it like another funeral in her head) to have a lapse of judgment, when to me, this is still nothing more than a “your mama joke.” This should have been squashed and done with at this point and put in the books as one of the most ridiculous stories ever heard so we can all get on with our martinis. I think I am putting this one in the history books beating out the “dancing plague” of 1518 in Strasbourg, France as the most ridiculous of incident of mass hysteria to be recorded. The dancing plague, much like the Gotti rumor, made everyone dance until they died of stroke or heart attack believing in something that was not true.

POT MEET KETTLE!!! Is she seriously calling out others for dragging out a storyline?  And WTF is the Dancing Plague?  Her “ghostwriter” needs kudos for doing so much extensive research this week.

On a lighter note, Jim is glad I was not in Florida with just the girls. It would have been hard to explain the girls whistling to guys on a boat, comparing nipple guards, or the “golden showers/pearl necklaces” conversation while watching porn on Dina’s phone. I am a girls’ girl and get it, I think it’s hysterical. Jim, not so much.  

Jim sounds like one of the douche guys who doesn’t want his wife having fun when he isn’t around and doesn’t trust her to use good judgement without him. What an ass.  I am not looking forward to seeing these two ding-a-lings on next week’s episode.

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RHONJ New Episode September 28

“Gators And Haters”

The trip to Florida continues as the brewing tension between Jim, Bobby, and Dina comes to a head. Meanwhile in New Jersey, Teresa struggles with how to respond to Jacqueline’s texts, and Rosie’s love life hits rocky waters.

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Happy Birthday

Powell

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143 Responses to Real Housewives Of New Jersey Cast Blogs

  1. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    On the side of the road – almost to Houston. Nephew 3rd birthday! Thanks Namaste for the blog, I am sorry I could not use all your pics! T-Rex hope MRI went okay and I look forward to hearing results next Thur. Powell, you are my sunshine and I wish you the very best on your birthday and everyday. 😀

  2. ladebra says:

    Biggest Happy Birthday Ever to Powell!! 🎉🎉💕🎉🎉 hope you are shopping, and pampering, and primping and eating cake 🎂🍰🍹 and having the best birthday !

  3. ladebra says:

    Great Blog Namaste!

    You are rught, Autism Speaks. I don’t have children; but I have a sister I love more than life, and she has been treating and caring for autistic children for over 20 years. She is my hero.

    Hope everyone is enjoying the last weekend of September. I cannot believe it is going to be Oct next week.

  4. VV™ says:

    Happy Birthday, Powell!!! 🎊🎉🎂🎁🎈

  5. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
    (Today is Annabelle’s birthday also-14 years old-time goes soooo fast!!)

  6. ladebra says:

    Hey TRex! Here’s your chance to get one of the Utopians off the show. 😜 They are letting viewers nominate one person for banishment. The Utopians will nominate 2 others, and then the Utopians vote. I am not sure, but I don’t think we get to participate in the final vote to oust.

    I have been watching this show. It is a little frustrating. I get it – producers can’t really put them somewhere and just let the cameras roll, and not interfere, but .. Then it’s not what it claims to be really. They got a wad of money, which they quickly mismanaged, they don’t get to put unruly members into chains and lock them up. Obviously participants were chosen to make a TV show, not a utopian society. I could care less about who hooks up and where, seriously? And yet I watch. I keep thinking someone is going to go postal. This show is more like Little House on the Prairie Big Brother.

    • sparklemuffy says:

      I think it will be Red, Bella, and Bri– with Bri going home. ( But I would like to see Bella go home) Also, they are throwing Aaron’s name around on the feeds ( and a lot are voting for Amanda because of the baby) — I don’t understand the Aaron vote, but I don’t watch a lot of the live stuff. Who would you vote to go home?
      Their carelessness with the $ is bizarre, but I guess you can’t control everybody– and I agree! I don’t care about the sex–( or after sex blanket folding) — yuck–

  7. ladebra says:

    Warning, it is 30 min with Nadiya. She is the most confident loser lol

  8. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Happy Saturday. Oh Yes and it’s my Birthday!! LOL I forgot. 😉 HA! It’s going to be 80/90s. I have my sandals on cuz I think this will be that last weekend I can wear them. I hope you have a great weekend.

    • Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

      Happy Birthday Powell. I hope you get to enjoy your strawberry short cake. I’m dreading the thought of winter and hoping it will be better than last years.

  9. LaineyLainey says:

    Princess, I just now read your P.R. Blog. Why don’t I remember Tim saying “butt Ugly”???? That’s hilarious!!! I think I was still reeling from hearing him say “the most hideous”!!!!!! How alexander kept his cool, is a mystery to me. You are so right about the designers being honest w Tim about not giving Char 10 more minutes. Someone should have said no, just yo ho on the record. But I do see Tim’s point, they weren’t professional models…they were guests. That lady, the preschool teacher could have had very negative consequences in her real life if shed been asked to walk the runway with that zipper gaping open. I guess it wd depend on how conservative is the school where she works. Even the part they did show seemed pretty needlessly “exposing.” Great blog PP. I thought Kini should have won.

  10. BB says:

    Happy Birthday Powell! Have a great day.

  11. LaineyLainey says:

    Namaste, thanks for blogging the nj blogs. I still think it’s horrible the way Jac is exploiting the person we’re not supposed to mention. She exploited Ashlee’s difficult teenage years for public sympathy, I was horrified by her then and I believe nothing has changed with that woman, and I remain horrified by her.

    I loved the question and answer format bravo used for the dull duo (Kathy and Jac). Jac still managed to be Longwinded. Kathy can at least focus her answer on the question.

    I don’t know why but I do not hate Amber and Jim.

    I wasn’t all that impressed with the staged/forced “precious moment” b/t JoeGo and his daughter. It seemed non sequitur and the little girl didn’t seem all that comfortable with him. IMO IMO IMO

    Who do you think is Ambers ghostwriter? I suspect Jim might be her editor. I hear him in her writing.

    • I agree that Jac should stay far away from reality tv. I only don’t want her therapy choices and parenting of Nick criticized. The rest is fair game! 🙂 Yes, she exploited Ashlee which made everything worse. She should cocoon herself in her home with limited access to twitter and FB. I think you have it right! I think Jim is her ghostwriter! Totally makes sense! Good job!

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I understand where you are coming from, but in the autism community there are always going to be polarizing issues. Topics like ‘recovery’, vaccination and Hbot therapy are like lightning rods that many parents and caregivers passionately disagree on.

        • I find it interesting that a lot of the “recovery” language is used by parents who are in the beginning stages. I am not gonna “stomp” on their hope, but to date, there is no know CURE or CAUSE. Yes, many high functioning children have, through INTENSIVE therapy, reduced their behaviors and gained enough skills to be mainstreamed. As for people like Jenny McCarthy (let’s not forget this is a woman who picked her nose and ate her boogers on MTV in the early 90’s so I take what she says with a grain of salt…) who claim her child “recovered”… my understanding is her son was possibly misdiagnosed with autism then seizure disorder. Once the seizures were under control, many of his “autistic-like” mannerisms faded. So, she initially claimed he “recovered”. I understand she has backpedaled a bit on that and it seems as though he has autism and a seizure disorder (probably initially thought to be more severely autistic, but once seizures were under control he dramatically improved). I wish the media would stop using her as the poster girl for autism moms or the lightening rod for the anti-vaccine movement (and she is NOT ANTI vaccine, she is against the vaccine schedule which I am also…story for another day). When my daughter was in the early stages after diagnosis we tried everything…I would have gone to another country for unresearched therapy or surgery because I was so desperate for “recovery”. We tried holistic therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, chelation….on and on. My daughter only began showing improvements once we started 1:1 therapy. So, I think parents try everything they can afford until they finally find something that works. Just my two cents… 🙂

          • I drove to East L.A. to pick up a case of the first caffeinated water from the warehouse district…I just “knew” it was going to help. It didn’t but yes, you will try anything and it makes you a target for all the multilevel marketing “friends” that “were thinking of you” ugh!

            • OH YES! Funny, my son and I were at the grocery store today (He is boring and neuro-typical…lol!) and he saw BLK water. I totally bought him a bottle. LOL! He walked out opened it and said, “Wow, it really tastes like water!”
              Chelation was the worst thing we tried. It was awful. I am ashamed that I put my baby through that. I look back on it and see there were things we needed to try BEFORE we could find the one that was going to work. We are HUGE believers in ABA/1:1 therapy and wish school districts would mandate services for kids from diagnosis in order to give them the best chance at mainstreaming…I could go on for days! As I learned from Maya Angelou: When you know better you do better.

              • If only, I shoulda, I could, I woulda…..I don’t do these anymore, lol!!! You do the best you can at the time. There is so much more information now. I was flying blind and just kept hearing “Bring him home” so I did. I mean, I did have my teaching credential…ya know… I wrote a big long comment last night to you and then I just started sobbing and deleted it. I definitely have some journaling to do, lol!

                • OH! Why did you delete it!? I think it is easier now that I just talk honestly about how we dealt with everything and have now come to a much better place. Hey, my girl went to the homecoming dance last night and had a blast!

                  • It was the part about giving up the dreams….it hit me and then I started thinking about how once my son seemed on track my daughter got sick….and more dreams went by the wayside….the good news is that it is all wonderful now… we still have our challenges but it is so much easier. I sometimes feel lazy cuz I am not really “doing” much…. How great that she went to Homecoming!!! I was thinking about my daughter getting to go to her friend’s prom and how much fun she had. That was one of the things she wanted sooo badly. And it come true!!!

                    • I remember after she was diagnosed how I grieved all these things I thought she would never do…and she has now done those things and so many more. She cheered at the Varsity Homecoming game this past Friday, had a friend over to help do her hair and makeup for the dance and then went to homecoming…all three things I had put aside years ago as things she would never do. She sure proved me wrong.

                    • That is so awesome!! Those are huge things, IPPHO!!

    • Hi Lainey! I agree 200%with what you said!!

  12. plainviewsue says:

    Have a wonderful birthday Powell!!!

  13. plainviewsue says:

    Namaste, I do agree that Jac’s parenting of Nicholas is off limits. I am sure that off camera (at least I hope) that she is a wonderful mother.

    But to basically blame the cost of her son’s treatments to being the reason she is downsizing is bull. If she is so worried about money, she would stop on her plastic surgeries. They have their own ton of legal issues. I honestly believe that Jacqueline has mental issues I’m not being mean. But as much as she says she wants to avoid drama, she lives for it.

    The fact that Teresa even texted her a thank you and kisses is more than I would ever have done after Jacqueline tried, along side her minions Kim G and Tom Murrow, to take down Teresa. Again, I am not excusing anything that Teresa and Joe have done. That’s for the courts. But Jacqueline is the source for every ROL hatchet job on Teresa, even to this day. Tom always is gong against Dina as well.

    Jac has shown in her twitter meltdowns that she is losing it. Her face is looking more puffy than ever which tells me she is still hitting the bottle. Jac needs to be off the show and focus on her son. She used Ashley as a storyline, and now it’s all Nicolas. It saddens me.

    • Agree. I think Jac has some deep seeded issues and should spend her time in therapy and not on twitter, FB or real housewives! As for the money, well, they have had probs for a while even before Nick was diagnosed. But everyone wants to save face and call it “downsizing”. LOL! If I downsized, we would be living in a shoebox…2400 square feet to what? lol. (and yes, I realize 2400 square feet is MORE THAN ENOUGH for us cause I can’t vacuum about 1400 square feet regularly!)

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      I almost agree with you PVS. We’ve all witnessed Wacky Jacky’s crazy on and off the show. Her excessive drinking during and after pregnancy was shown on camera. Yes, her collusion with Kim G and Tom Murro puts her right in the line of karmic retaliation. How can you possibly blame Tre for blowing her off? Her poor children are being raised by a bitter wench who keeps putting her grudges with Tre and Dina above being there for her sons.

      Bullshit the family feud is all on Dina. Dina gets along with everyone in her family except Caroline and Chris via wacky jacky. Caroline and Chris are the ones with all the riffs. And who the hell is Kathy to judge anyone on family issues? Her brothers hate her and Richie.

      • OH! I didn’t know here were rifts in Kathy’s family, too! Interesting.

        • Exit4 says:

          The Pieris are another family that put the fun I’m dysfunctional. Teresa and Melissa’s issues were always petty and stupid and based on competing for lil joeys attention.

          The issues with Kathy are deep. They go back years-back to the parents. The passive aggressiveness is beyond. When they joined the show-I’m sure Teresa was more hurt by Kathy then Melissa. There’s no live lost between those 2.

      • Exit4 says:

        The only thing I disagree with was jac drinking while pregnant. I don’t ever remember seeing that anywhere.

        My theory on the whole feud is that the whole “family fighting” we were blessed with between the gorgas and giudices was supposed to be manzo vs Laurita. That whole Dina got fired for forging a signature is BS.

        Jac and Dina never liked each other. When Chris was engaged to Dina’s BFF-he had jac on the side. I don’t know if Dina ever told the friend what was going on, but the friendship was ruined. Then jac got pregnant with CJ. That’s why they never has a real wedding. It took a long time for jac to gain acceptance into the family. She punched Caroline in the face-that’s not a sign of love. Lol I guess they wondered about Jacs motives. Which is totally understandable-lots of family’s would.

        If you ever rewatch the season 1 finale-you can see the tension and the dynamic. In fact rewatch the entire season and think about it-Danielle was Jacs buddy and Danielle despised Dina. Where do you think Danielle got all the info about the family? Imagine what we didn’t catch and what the producers heard! I believe completely that the show was heading in the direction it ultimately did with Melissa and Teresa-but Dina saw it, recognized it and knew that jac would “go there”. So she walked. No fired. Walked away-less then 1/2 way through the season.

        Caroline, for whatever reasons-chose to basically side with Chris and jac (and blame Teresa for the rift)? I guess Dina expected Caroline to side with her-but she chose her brother. I think it was Chismosa who pointed out that on last weeks show Jacs text to tre said I’m sorry the SHOW caused our rift. But something else came out of her mouth. I going to take a shot in the dark and assume the show has caused the Laurita family as a whole a lot of pain.

        • chismosa says:

          Hi Exit – yes the text if you freeze frame says “THE SHOW” caused this.

          So bad the production !

          I like your theories on Dina and leaving and the secrets coming out –

          • Exit4 says:

            Thanks! I remembered too that in the season 1 finale when jac was yelling at Dina, Caroline was saying something like “you’re only hurting our parents Jacqueline”. I think there’s a whole lot going on there, with those 2.

            Did you do the peel? How did it go?

            • chismosa says:

              I did! Last night.
              It was so cute I set the timer on my phone. I was able to go 3 times. I KNEW IT.
              I put Vaseline near my mouth, hairline and inside edges of nostrils and outer eyes and eyebrows.

              On my 3rd go around I only used a Qtip on my darker spots and let the rest of the face continue to absorb the 2nd pass- if you get what I’m saying

              And people say they have tears streaming down their face on some reviews on AMAZON. I probably could have bought the 20% but I’m being safe.

              So that went well. And then for the first time in my entire life I used a moisturizer. LOL

              so today I just feel a bit tight, not super. And I just look very fresh faced like I just got a facial.

              I’m wondering when and if I’ll be like- such a mess I can’t go out in public.
              Can’t wait!

              I’m wondering if aloe gel is going to clog pores and if I should use that or the completely oil free moisturizer i got.

              Hope I gave you the goods.

              It’s exciting ! Lol

        • very very interesting. remember back to the table flipping when Jac was quiet until she finally called Dina out on her BS? Then shit hit the fan.

        • I’m gonna see if my library has season 1…anyone know where else I could find it for free???

        • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

          Exit, how pregnant was Jacqueline at that Season 1 reunion? She was most definitely pregnant during the latter part of filming and she was drinking on camera.

    • sparklemuffy says:

      I agree PVS. I completely stopped watching and I think Jac using her children for dramatic storyline is hideous. I’m not sure Ashley/ee/ie will ever get over the abuse. Thank-you Namaste for blogging, I can still keep up and not raise my BP! Happy sparkle birthday Powell 🙂

  14. Sasha says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!!!

    Namaste, I agree with your thoughts on Jac. I loved seeing Nic’s progress. I guess I don’t see it as exploiting him. Maybe not being on the show has been good for her because she looked better to me.

    I love seeing the little Gorgas and I know he is a rough one but that Gino is my favorite. I can see that they love their daddy even if he can’t get them to their proper schools.

    I am over Dina and her talk of Zen. In my opinion, zen would make you forget all the petty reasons that you are not talking to your family members. It is actually the most interesting thing about her at the moment. There is definitely some Melissa envy. She is cute with a figure and has a husband that adores her. There is always a negative tone when she speaks on Melissa.

    Amber and her husband are my entertainment on the show. She can’t muzzle her little man so she just has to expect him to blurt out what she’s telling him. He’s making sure they come back for another season.

    Teresa and Joe with the -I’m a mom–we’re a family and we don’t need all these riches. Tell me once and I might believe you. Tell a few times each episode and I figure that you just want mercy when it comes to your sentencing.

  15. Exit4 says:

    Ugh with this rumor! I’m bored of it. Lol! Did rino do your mom or not???

    Everyone is so tangled up in who said what to who and what kind of rumors are appropriate to share and so on that the real point is being missed. No one trusts amber and Jim.

    Amber has discussed Nicole rumors (which Melissa shared with Nicole and everyone is ok with it?), she brought up the Teresssa situation in front of everyone at Dina’s house and cries like the world is ending while interrogating Teresa over her legal issues. And it seems that the person who ends up dropping all the bombs tomorrow is Jim. Who obviously gets his info from Amber.

    Teresa told Dina about this because she knew (after 6 years of reality tv) that Amber could twist that info any way she wanted. (Which she’s still doing! We saw the episode amber!!!) So she let Dina know how it all went down so if Amber plays it any other way she’s lying-and Dina, her friend, will be able to back her up and shut amber down. Then dina takes Teressa aside to let her know Amber knows something. It was a warning for her to watch her back. Teresssa didn’t want to know, Dina kept her mouth shut-and Jim spills the beans.

    The rest if the women identified amber and Jim as the villains pretty quickly and are constantly on the defense against them. For good reason! Those 2 are masters at manipulating situations. For newbies they’ve got it down pretty good!

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      Tre had mo reason to repeat the rumor BUT there is Amber at Dina’s house rehashing the whole thing on camera. Tre had to come clean to a Dina, so yes this is why Dina (knowing Amber had to have told her big-mouth husband everything) put it on Amber. And as we see next week as Jim spouts it out in front of everyone, that she was justified in doing so. Since this was filmed, Jim is also all over social media clawing he researched this and it’s true. Even Dragon Lady Gotti said Rino told her but she wasn’t sure he was joking.

      • Exit4 says:

        It’s pretty much a case of the wrong person/people having a piece of information that they shouldn’t. I always tell my husband juicy gossip (good stuff not “Nancy Thompson is getting fired”-points if anyone gets that reference! Lol) and he always tells me juicy gossip. But we never repeat it or throw each other under the bus.

        I’d love to know how Jim researched this rumor? I also hope after the episode-when the twins can finally explain it all-we get an understanding of how this even came about. Victoria gotti did not pulls this out of her ass! If I was going to make up a rumor similar to that-I’d have him sleep with the sister. Which is exactly where Teresa and Amber thought it was going. (And so did I and my husband when we watched it) When VG said “her mother” they were legitimately shocked. In fact they had the same reaction me and my husband did-“what!?????!!!!”

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I saw a tweet where he says he believes, but I never saw him say that he knew it was true. I am surprised he would say that, given all his ‘lawyer’ talk that he would state something as ‘factual’ without having iron clad proof, just to limit potential liability.

  16. Veena (NMD) says:

    Happy Birthday Powell

    Santorini and Akrotiri blog – http://wp.me/p4kxEH-oy

    We are in Turkey now – seems safe enough on the western coast – fingers crossed.

    • VV™ says:

      Veena, I have a friend who is in Turkey too. She did the Hot Air Balloon across Cappadoccia and said it was one of the most wonderful experiences in her life. She was there early this week.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Don’t know if y’all remember, my daughter’s boyfriend lives and works in Turkey. Istanbul. She’s thinking about moving there in Feb 2015.

        • VV™ says:

          That would be a great experience. They can travel to Europe in their free time. Turkey has a lot to offer.

        • chismosa says:

          Wow Lainey- that’s so cool- will she continue her modeling and stuff there ??
          I’m working on my “move” in the future so it’s tough. But she has a loved one there to help her out!

          Amazing! ✈️🌍

  17. rabblerouser2010R says:

    Thanks for blogs. In regards to Jac, I wouldn’t criticize her for choices in therapy or diet but when she ties it into try to push for BLK, I think that it’s exploitive. I fully understand your empathy, and you may or may not recollect that my own child faces and battles similar issues, so I too understand the worry, sometimes despair and the desperation that a parent feels.

    I will say that I felt allowing Nic to be filmed in his therapies especially in the mists of a melt down was intrusive and i felt it comprised his dignity. There are plenty of ways to bring attention to autism and it’s treatments without drawing the child into spotlight. She could had a chef come over and made a gluten and casein free recipes. She could have sat down with one of Nic’s therapists and had them go over a home program for her and Chris to use.

    I am not trying to suggest that autistic children should be left in the shadows and never be filmed under any circumstance but on RHONJ, where fist fights happen at baptisms and at fashion shows isn’t the venue for any meaningful discussion.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      From one mom to you (RR and Namaste), my hat’s off to you for what you go through every day, the victories, the hard days…much love and respect to you and your babies.

    • chismosa says:

      Rabble I feel for you – all warm thoughts. ❤

    • AGREE AGREE AGREE! I kinda giggle because before they finally came out about Nick’s diagnosis there were subtle hints about BLK being the next best thing for children with autism…like there was real research out there! Um, Nick still has autism so I am assuming BLK is not a cure for autism. It is prob a cure for extra cash in your bank account, but it isn’t curing autism or any other disability!
      I agree with the intrusive part. I would not want my daughter’s meltdowns filmed and picked apart on national tv. I love seeing when they show him learn new words or skills. That totally rocks and gives parents hope…yes, the meltdowns are REAL, but they are private. Show his progress. Do 1:1 interviews with therapists and discuss the therapy that helps with the meltdowns. I think Jac wants to show HOPE, but I just wish she could find a different way of doing it. Again, I AM NOT JUDGING!!! Many people would strongly disagree with my parenting choices and I would tell them to f off, but I am not doing it on national tv!

  18. Exit4 says:

    Have a happy birthday Powell!!! Do something fun.
    🔑🍷🍸🎉

  19. Happy Birthday Powellypoo!!!

  20. ladebra says:

    Before I take my scheduled nap, 😜

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  22. Exit4 says:

    Today on Housewives Fans Go Insane: The Letters.

    I heard this earlier in the week and it’s apparently true! On some of the other sites out there-there’s been talk of sending letters to Judge Salas (Teresa and joes judge) and/or the federal prosecutors making a plea for a harsh sentence or a lenient sentence (both lovers and haters are trying to counteract each other I guess!)

    Another site posted a copy of a document about a phone conference this week. I couldn’t copy it-I tried. Anyway, in the document, there were instructions about the governments arguments against some sentencing stuff and the defendants application that letters from “concerned citizens” not be considered in their sentencing. I’m thinking concerned citizen is code for “crazy people”.

    If anyone who was actually, factually and truly harmed by them wants to write a letter to the judge-they have every right and it should be considered. It should also be able to be checked out. However, if some idiot with way too much time on their hands pens a letter to the judge-I hope it ends up where it should, in the staff cafeteria to be read for entertainment! Pro and con!

    Are they signing their names to this? Or are they sending it with twitter handles like @treeghaterz5 and @ILUVLUVLUVTREE? People are nuts!

    It could be a totally fake document and story, but the letter writing thing does exsist and I’m sure people with waaaay too much concern for this have sent one off! Nuts!!

    • ladebra says:

      You know, sometimes social media is a great thing (thinking Arab Spring and the people that could only get news out via social media). And then there are the times like something like the letters happen, and I just shake my head …

  23. Foxymel11(Mel) says:

    Happy Birthday, sweet Powell! I wishing you all of your heart’s desire. Xoxoxo 🙂

  24. chismosa says:

    Happy birthday POWELL I hope you had a wonderful one !
    🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🍝🍹🍹🎂
    ⭐ 🌯

  25. Exit4 says:

    Chis-I’m glad the peel went well for you! If you can go three passes and be ok-I’d go up to 20%. If your skin is like mine and can tolerate a lot I think you’ll be fine! If it starts to get uncomfortable-you can stop and wash it off right? I’d go for it.

    The dark spots-been there and after summer go there again. I’m much better with the sun now, but still. The best product IMHO is Murad rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum. It’s not cheap, its $60-but it lasts forever and for me, it’s the only thing that’s ever had a real result. Definitely good for spot treatment.

    Not sure if I’ve ever confessed this-bit my name is Exit and I’m a product whore. Now that I’m 41 😞-I feel I’ve gone into recovery and I’m settling into just a few products. I guess I’ve seen the light and am in product whoring sobriety. My GF works for Neutrogena-and I’ve been pretty much able to sample a ton of their products and I’ve fallen in love. And saved a ton of freakin money! Although I do have 2 staple I won’t give up-the Murad and Philosphy Hope in a jar. Perfect example-I used Dr Perricones pore minimizer for a while (you’ll see about that in your 40’s) which is $55 for a 4 ounce bottle. It works-but she gave me Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner and it does the exact same thing-for under $10. And it’s 8.5 ounces. If you’re looking for looking for an awesome facial cleanser-Neutrogena Hydrating Cleanser is amazing. Creme or foaming, either one. LOVE!!! Because my skin is tolerant, I’ve always used too much heavy product-once I went on good faith and used more gentle things-the improvement had been incredible. It’s all about hydration-especially when you’re an old beyotch like me!

    I know this is a manifesto-but I have one more for you (everyone really). Moisturizer. Believe it or not-I use coconut oil. I have an every other day schedule. The retin from the derm and Neutrogena retinal night cream-then the next day a break with Hope in a jar for day and coconut oil at night. Coconut oil is a miracle cream. I had a under the skin pimple not to long ago-I put coconut oil on it-pretty much gone in a day. I used to use Mario Bedescu drying lotion-no more! I literally put coconut oil all over (like the lady in Greek wedding who put windex on everything) knees, elbows, my feet, my kids cuts, everything. It has healing properties and it’s the best thing EVER! Even better? I get it at Wegmans for like $8 a jar! Give it a try.

    I’m so scared to hit post! If there’s anything I love more then HWs it’s beauty products. I apologize in advance! As Viv would say-the manifesto is up! 😜

    • ladebra says:

      Philosophy’s Miracle in a Jar for me Exit! But the I am older than you, and LÁ is a freakin desert.

      • Exit4 says:

        Try the coconut oil-you’ll be amazed! I was scared to try it, because it is greasy-but once it absorbs it’s fine. I only do it at night at home-I don’t go out in public with it-it’s basically a natural hydrating masque.

        • ladebra says:

          I will. I cook with coconut oil – you know it is said to be good for brain health and memory. The fat in coconut oil helps the neuro synapse thingie. (Worked foe a coconut water company until Pepsi bought them, so I’m a believer in the power of coconut) 😜

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      I’m a 43 year old Cetaphil convert, but I do use Mario Badescu’s caviar night cream. I do still get that odd breakout at the jawline, but still no wrinkles. Really. It drives my sisters and cousin nuts, and I live in AZ so I’m sticking with the Cetaphil.

    • What is your opinion of Hope in a Jar??? I have wanted to buy it but have never known if it was really worth the investment…BTW, I am celebrating the 3rd anniversary of my 39th birthday so I am on “the other side”!

  26. ladebra says:

    Just saw on GMA the weather in Phoenix. Wow, the wind ripped the roof off the airport? Be safe AZ!

  27. So, I saw on another site that Joe Giudice’s parent’s home is up for sheriff’s auction this week? Holy shit batman! Does no one pay their bills in that family???

    • ladebra says:

      My oh my.

      • VV™ says:

        If Joe’s dad was the bread winner in that house and he’s dead now, I don’t find it difficult to understand how Filomena is losing the house.

        • ladebra says:

          Yes, bank is foreclosing, but that is a very fast foreclosure isn’t it? I think the story said she is living with her son. Her other son.

    • Exit4 says:

      She has 2 up for auction! The one they lived in and a rental. Like ladebra said it seems quick-so there were proably problems with $ before Franco died. I feel like she’s walking away deliberately and cutting her losses.

  28. ladebra says:

    I hope they are forever as happy as they are now

    • I HATE HIM NOW! He was supposed to be my second husband (I am married and have been for 20+ years…but everyone needs a back-up plan!)

    • chismosa says:

      Her dresses have been s-tu—-nnnnnnnn-ing since the night before the wedding red gown.
      I love all the people online saying she wears a wig. lol.
      Because they don’t see the “scalp” line. Hahaha

      She has such super skinny legs, I’m actually surprised she’s showing them so much. All hi-low/ mullet dresses.

      Can’t wait to see the wedding gown/s in Vogue.

      Oh ps did everyone see Andy’s BESTIE was at the wedding? The one I always think is his secret husband. Bruce.
      Pictured a lot with anna W.

  29. Veena (NMD) says:

    Good Morning – last blog on Greece – Kos –

    PS – I’ve found the motherload of high quality knock off designer purses in Bodrum Turkey –

    http://wp.me/p4kxEH-oW

    • Whoo hoo, YOU get a purse and YOU get a purse and YOU get a purse!!!!

      • Veena (NMD) says:

        No knock offs for me – I got a purse in Milan from the Italian Designer’s flagship store I was so scared about getting ripped off – I love it – it’s the map pattern of Europe showing most of the area we covered. It’s a unique design. It was on sale of course – can never pay full price – but I know for sure it is legit. It is unbelievable here – Jimmy Choo – Hermes Birkin in Anaconda patterns – all looking top quality with the embossed pull tags, etc. Anyone who wanted to look like they were carrying 1000 plus dollar bags would love it.

  30. ladebra says:

    This is the birthday cake I want haha

  31. Exit4 says:

    Rebecca-I posted down here about jac and the drinking. At the season one reunion, she was about to give birth and she did a few days later. BUT the first season was shot in 2008. It didn’t air until a year later in 2009. Both her and Teresa got pregnant in between filming season 1 and the airing of it.

  32. Amalfi says:

    Nice to see Jacqueline is as delusional as ever. All that crap that she said in all the seasons past and exoects a couple of rambling texts expressing sympathy to change everything? Teresa is no saint at all, but Jac is certifiably Looney Loo…

  33. chismosa says:

    Hi all – not sure if there’s a new post tonight or not.
    Tarts I hope you’re feeling ok.

    Namaste- happy birthday ! 🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎁🎁
    And thank you for the blogging as always.

    EXIT—-
    I have used Murad’s “blue” line for years – all the serums and such.
    So I did a few years ago buy the age spot something or other, (Orange line now) then AFTER I bought it saw it had hydroquinine and returned it.
    If I have any hope of having my reproductive or endocrine systems working alright in the future im not using it. The EU (of course – years ahead of us- as always, banned it years ago, as has Japan and Australia)
    So, as someone who runs from microwaves / plastics, etc. and toxic stuff – I won’t use hydroquinine – no matter how great it is.

    Murad I do like in general, however they have to get hip to the problems with hydro.
    Some companies are even smart now to put on the label “hydroquinine- FREE”.
    My favorite of the sephora type skin lines has always been Peter Thomas Roth.
    But I try to get cheaper stuff via prescription.

    apart from that MANIFESTO, I’ve heard and read all the benefits of coconut oil however my skin is SO oily that im hesitant.
    In fact I feel a pimple forming now with the peel done.
    Because I’m used to never leaving my skin without glycolic or salicylic serums on ! So my derm did say last week if I feel a pimple to go ahead and put some clindomycin spotted on it. I may do that tonight.

    I’m waiting for my face to turn dark red/ brown.
    Patiently waiting. Ughhhhh.

    (Sorry so long!)

  34. Exit4 says:

    Trex-I know you’re not watching-bit it is very green outside Kathy’s place!

    • chismosa says:

      Exit I wrote you a missive above — sorry its long!

      • Exit4 says:

        Lol chis! It wasn’t longer then the manifesto! #winning

        I heard about using HQ products when pregnant (and I didn’t) but never at any other time. I’m going to read up on it. Thanks! But I feel it’s like the BPA’s-which was a huge thing when my first was born-where there is danger in very large doses and under certain circumstances (like with BPAs it’s heat) but the amount you use as a fade cream is harmless. I will be looking into though!

        I’m not oily per se-but the whole idea of the coconut oil freaked me out! I couldn’t see how more oil would be positive-but i learned that when you constantly strip your skin-it makes it oilier to counteract the good oils that your losing. Ask your derm if you’re doing too much stripping. Although, age is a huge factor in this. The hormones change.

        Don’t forget to keep us updated with the peel progress! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

        • chismosa says:

          You got it ! 😘
          Thanks — and yes I know about the too mI have stripping stuff – once I was doing I think – too much? – to my skin that I got some temporary discoloration. All changed though. I can’t imagine what awfulness would await me if pregnant – melasma and all 😩

          Just some mild peel at chin area. Oh Lordy please let this peel better than the VIPeel. !
          Can’t wait to watch NJ.
          #N O T

  35. Exit4 says:

    Ew. Bobby and Nicole. Ew. Get a room!

  36. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    This is stupid…I thought is episode would be a little more interesting but it’s sooooo stupid!!

  37. cusi77 says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!

    Hello everyone !

    IT IS OFFICIAL : Jim is the biggest snake ever in the history of Housewives!

  38. cusi77 says:

    Happy Birthday Powell!

    Hello everyone!

    IT IS OFFICIAL; Jim is the biggest snake ever in the history of Housewives!

  39. Orson says:

    Jeff (aka MTH and Mel McTrick) made a brief FB update today and said “getting new leg this week!!!!” That’s all he said. I have no more information.

  40. chismosa says:

    She was awesome all night.

  41. Jan (TexasTart) says:

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