New York Weeky Housewives Filming Roundup
Saturday – in New York and the Hamptons… most of the cast find themselves at LuAnn’s home in the Hamptons at the massive estate sale. I still cannot believe her gorgeous house sold as a tear down. Is the recession actually over? I’m not sure where the dancing took place, but the ladies seemed to have fun through the night!
LuAnn’s Estate Sale!
Friday night …
Tuesday the 21st …
Meanwhile in New Jersey – Teresa Giudice is standing by her man
– calling Joe the “love of her life” as they celebrate the 15th Wedding Anniversary.
And in case you missed it, Gia Giudice is in a new girl band — the trailer (just a few seconds) was released on PerezHilton this weekend, but the shoot was a month ago:
1 month ago
so proud of my baby Gia and her new girl singing group @3ktofficial follow them from @3ktofficial with @repostapp — Our first music video shoot!! Thank you to all who came out and took part of this amazing day!! 🎀💎💎💎🎀
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Charity and Tragedy in New Jersey
Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa’s Family
Melissa greets us as her “Bravo Family” (not fambly). She whines a little about how hard it is to be a reality star. You chose this. Get over yourself.
You see it all — the good, the bad, and whatever is in between. I’ve learned to embrace it and be happy that I get the opportunity to share my life with you. I’ve always said there are no other fans as passionate in the world as the RHONJ fans! We must be doing something right that you all have so much love for this show. Thank you!
I am a little weirded out about being a “fan” or any of these ladies. I am a “fan” of the show the same as I would stop to watch a really bad accident or train that has gone off the rails. Watching this show makes me feel much better about my middle class life.
This final episode was very emotional for me and hard to watch. On the bright side, I absolutely loved supporting Project Ladybug. Joe and I collected donated items and auctioned them off together that night to raise thousands of dollars! (You don’t get to see everything, but it was a lot of fun). I also LOVED watching Antonia and Milania on the runway. They are too adorable. AND I was very happy that Teresa and Terressa were able to talk it out and move on. We got to hear both of their sides and they hugged it out. We were all standing around for support and hoping it would go that way.
Yeah, I don’t think they “hugged it out”. I think they are both still pretty salty about the whole incident.
Even though there were many positive moments this episode, there was just such a sadness around it all. As you saw, I made the decision not to share our reaction to the outcome of the sentencing. It was an extremely hard day for this family, and I believe issues this serious are meant to be private. I know I’ve asked you before, but continue to pray for their family.
It’s been a season of highs and lows, but I think we all ended with a better understanding of each other and overall respect for everyone.
I gotta give Joey and Melissa credit for refusing the opportunity to exploit this on the show. I hope they were with Joe’s parents when the news came in. I will say prayers for the kids and for her parents (though I would like to sit them down and give them a lecture about raising Veruca Salt (obscure Willy Wonka reference)).
I can’t wait to see the reunion; I lived it, but those days are never ending and it all becomes a blur!
Um, no one ever says they “can’t wait to see” this train wreck. (maybe me, but I am not featured in the reunion so I can enjoy watching their misery.)
Melissa wishes us lots of love and guides us to her website to check for appearances. Um, no thank you.
Amber: I Felt Like I Was Being Hazed
We will jump right into Amber’s Delusions…
We made it Housewife friends! As it was my rookie season, I felt like I was being hazed in a sorority, but as hard as it was, I made it! I learned so much about how strong I am as a person and some areas that I can work on. I learned that I really do have a “no surrender, never retreat” mentality. I will go to bat with anyone, at any time, and will defend myself and my family at all cost. I also witnessed the undying love that my husband has for me and his family. He was not going to let anyone hurt me and will unleash hell if someone tries. He is truly my modern day Spartan warrior.
Oy. I just got a visual of Jim dressed as a Spartan Warrior. Excuse me while I throw up.
I am so blessed to have shared my experience and struggles with breast cancer — the timing of my five year mark, the photo shoot, and growing my hair for five years then cutting it for charity — it was nothing short of a miracle that the Bravo was able to catch that all. It was just meant to be and God was truly working his wonders. Cutting my hair was completely symbolic for me, since cancer no longer defines me. I will never forget, however the pain, fear, and anxiety is in my rear view mirror now. I can sometimes look back to remind myself where I came from, but it in no way defines my future. It is my promise to all of you, I will never take that for granted, especially knowing that there are thousands struggling with cancer every day.
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On to my perspective on the season finale! I am not quite sure why the twins make it a point to confront others in front of large crowds. As Teresa said, they had two weeks to call her and speak to her about what Victoria Gotti had said to us. If they had an issue or wanted an apology, so be it, but what ever happened to being a civilized human being and picking up the phone to call? They did the same thing to me. Two weeks went by without any phone call from them. In fact, they never returned any of my phone calls or texts! They decided to make a scene in front of an entire party. Difference is, this was at a charity event with children in ear shot. Can you blame me for not wanting to bring my babies to this event? I would have absolutely loved my children sashaying down the runway, but there is absolutely no way I would EVER allow my babies to hear what went on. I spoke with Teresa and I knew the twins never called her. So I knew exactly what was brewing, so did Dina. My children come first and mama was protecting her children.
Well, I gotta say I think she was right in keeping her kids away. Those girls are pretty unpredictable and one never knows whose weave is gonna get pulled.
Dina was brazen enough to kick Jim and me out of the Florida home for less of an offense, why wasn’t Dina kicking the twins out because they were making a scene at her own charity function for children?! Can we say double standard? Where were her “heads rolling” that she claimed would happen if someone started anything at a Ladybug event?
Now let’s not go back on that pity train. You were asked to leave cause of Jim’s VERY bad behavior. She didn’t ask you to leave because you farted in the kitchen. Jim verbally ATTACKED a woman. I was actually surprised the conversation at the event stay as calm as it did which makes me believe that Dina fed Teresa a Xanax before the event.
I will add that I completely understand how hurt the twins are. I can understand their anger. However, I cannot understand their way of handling conflict. That level of “hot headedness,” I would think, cools down at a certain age as we tend to calm ourselves, think clearly, and with wisdom. It is a level of discernment that should happen after a certain age or experience in life.
Dina claims to be Teresa’s friend of 25 years, but does not back up her friend at all. If that was my friend, like Christine or Angelia, whom I have been friends for just as long, the twins would not have gotten to the letter T in stupid before I would be dragging them out of the event by their ears. Dina doesn’t have to agree with her best friend, but she should also never allow someone to call her friend of 25 years stupid, at her own charity function no less. Especially knowing what her friend is going through, which pales in comparison to some stupid rumor.
I was surprised that Dina allowed the conversation, which makes believe that production wanted this to take place and Dina allowed it.
Since Dina has unwarranted venom towards my husband and has completely snubbed him for his previous contributions to The Ladybug Project, I am going to thank him on their behalf for coming up with the idea of the children’s fashion show, as well as the connection to East Coast Stars. Since Jim did not attend, he also made a sizable cash donation on behalf of our family. Jim had also worked hard before all the drama to make sure Ladybug even had a venue with all costs covered, including food and beverage. The venue was ultimately not chosen, but Jim had still worked hard to give Dina an option for the event. Instead she chooses to focus on Jim’s comment about her IQ after she interrogated him at an extremely inappropriate, charged moment right after his wife was attacked. Despite her inappropriateness, Jim still ended up apologizing to her. However in my opinion she should have apologized to him for being so glaringly insensitive.
Its kinda sad that Amber has to spend so much time every week in her blog defending Jim’s bad behavior.
It may seem as if my perspective is harsh for an end of season blog, LOL! But it is what I was feeling at the time. I owe it to you all to give you my honest interpretation of it. However, at the end of the season, I came out having a certain amount of respect for all of these ladies. Being on a reality show is hard; it pushes us to our limits and it is nothing short of psychological warfare. I truly hope you will support all of us, equally. Teams are good, and appreciated; however, keep the hate towards other Housewives out of it. Perspective are OK, different points of view are what make the world go round, however, when your perspective rises to a level of cruelty, it takes the fun out of our jobs. Allow us to be ourselves, with the good moments and even the moments when we could have handled ourselves a little better. At the end of the day, the Housewives are girlfriends that have strong personalities and disagreements — we love, we hate, and we make up. That’s life.
Amber decides to thank a shitload of people. I will not give them “free advertising” here. These people must have given her freebies during filming and she is obligated to mention them here. Amber claims this was “an amazing experience that I would not change for the world.” Can you say, “Delusional”? She wishes us all Many Blessings…
Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection
Let’s jump right in…
Let’s focus on the positive shall we? I was over the moon with how this Project Ladybug event turned out. All the girls did their part. Teresa’s hair care line Youthful 8 provided all the hair for the event as well as sponsoring some decor and favors. Melissa rallied some amazing raffles and her and Joe kicked ass with the live auction. The twins packed the house with all of their friends, and Amber gave us the connection to Stacie and adorable fashion show by East Coast Starz.
It is nice that each girl did their part along with bringing a side of drama to this CHILDREN’S CHARITY EVENT. Anyway, Dina goes on to thank every single solitary person who gave a napkin to the event. I am not gonna give them free advertising here so trust me, the list is long and if you need to see it, go directly to the source.
The night was amazing and other than the little glitch of the girls’ talk (which I’m so grateful happened at the very end of the night), it was perfection.
Still kinda surprised that Dina didn’t shut this conversation down or insist it take place privately in one of the many rooms (that didn’t include a dog cause it would appear that Tre has a fear of big dogs along with her fear of horses we learned about last season.)
Special heartfelt thanks to Jacqueline Collot, mother of Julien, our man bug in heaven that is the namesake of the Project Ladybug fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Along with a touching video of Julien himself, Jacqueline shared her story to help put a face on childhood cancer and those that it affects. Of course thank you to all of our honored guests, who helped us to raise $50,000, which was presented to the hospital by myself and some of the girls. I was a very happy bug.
I got nothing. A little boy lost his life way too soon due to this horrific disease. This mom is amazing for sharing her story in the hopes that another family doesn’t suffer the same loss.
As for this season…I learned a lot. I may keep quiet but my eyes are wide open. Namaste Bitches!
Yes, Dina, you are Zen. So very very Zen. Namaste Beotch.