It seems all is not well in Poison Paradise! Melissa Gorga may be stuck in that “disgusting” rental for a while.
Reports are emerging that the Gorgas financial problems are far worse than it appears and Joe Gorga is borrowing money from friends, family, and co-workers to keep his businesses and personal life afloat.
Joe reportedly sunk “millions” (of pennies?) into his document garbage business, and the couple is having a helluva time “selling” their house (aka lease-to-own disaster). Melissa was just forced to give up her Bentley after the $5,000 lease was too expensive. A source claims the couple was only leasing it for Real Housewives Of New Jersey, anyway!
As the tail-end of the reunion, the drama was lackluster as all the mini-feuds were unscabbed and reargued part deux. At the center of most of the messes is Aviva Drescher. Among her many issues, she insists she was paying Carole Radziwill a compliment when she said, “At least I’m not 50 years old…” during their bookgate argument. Apparently in the convoluted twisted land of Avicious’ mind saying that someone is 50 and alone is a compliment, because she actually thought they were older. Ramona Singer, tact police, tut-tuts that even in a pinot-laced haze she knows that’s no compliment. That’s Aviva’s MO, to make a nasty comment and then claim the other person misconstrued it and she was actually trying to say xyz…
Avicious‘ other MO is to drop classicist epithets. Last night’s recipient was Heather Thomson. Aviva is appalled by Heather’s use of the phrase “mother f–ka” because Aviva says it sounds “gangster” and Heather did not grow up in the ghetto – nor has she been to prison. Apparently those are the only places people learn such language. Which confuses me because didn’t Aviva tell Kristen Taekman to “shut the F–k up“? Was Aviva in prison unbeknownst to us? She should be! Or perhaps Vassar was teaching a Ghetto Language Course? Needless to say Heather is offended by Aviva’s ignorance.
Perhaps it was a coincidence that the very same day a photo of Mario and mistress Kasey Dexter was released in the tabloids, or perhaps Ramona did not want to spill details at the reunion because she was hoping to sell her divorce story to a tabloid?
Sources assert that Ramona’s true reason for trying to shut down the conversation was she was shopping the story around to several major news organizations and did not want to give away the story for free at the reunion. At the time of taping the couple had been separated for weeks after a disastrous vacation to try and repair their marriage, as well as several arguments over Ramona’s drinking and behavior. However, after Ramona’s failed attempt to make money off her tragedy, she decided to just drop the bomb on twitter.
After a confrontation in Bali helmed by Lizzie Rovsek, Tamra has been left virtually friendless among her castmates. Tamra believes Lizzie orchestrated the entire showdown to remain relevant on the show and get some attention.
“For the life of me I have no idea why Lizzie has such a problem with me. I was always so nice to her. One thing that comes to mind is maybe she is used to being the center of attention? So, when things don’t go her way she tries to destroy me and even threatens to destroy her own marriage. She can not handle NOT being the princess of O.C., and she will fight for the RHOC crown. Good luck girl I am not giving that up without a fight,” Tamra says. Oh dear lord…
Princesses, crowns – ladies, aren’t we a little old for this? This isn’t Real Housewives of PreSchool. Oh wait…
The ladies are in Bali and things were supposed to be rejuvenating. They were if you consider that coconut water is practically on tap there, but the company was just as negative as always! We witnessed a two-pronged dinner fight, that went into several acts last night. Shakespeare would be so proud of our Bravo editors! Dinner Act 1 featured Tamra squaring off against Lizzie Rovsek over fashion backstabbing and birthday ditching. Tamra fled the table, which is a serious sign of weakness in the Housewives kingdom and it let Lizzie know that Tamra is vulnerable so she fortified her mutiny.
The next day there is a clear divide between the Old Guard (Tamra, Heather, and Vicki) and the New Gals (Lizzie, Shannon Beador and that silent one – Mute Wide-Eyed McPout Dumberson). The agenda is playing with monkeys, touring a temple, and shopping in the market. Old Guard is dressed to the tropical nines. Heather’s dress was fabulous; humidity does not exist in the carefully calibrated perfectly controlled world of Heather – is she some sort of Housewives superhero? The New Gals were in workout gear – Lizzie practically wore a bikini as Tamra sneered that booty shorts aren’t appropriate for a temple. Ironic considering Tamra was also wearing booty shorts. Luckily the temple was booty short prepared and forced them to put sarongs over their clothes.
Bali – a place of reincarnation, peace, zen, and reconnection. WRONG! Bali – a place of bitches, shrieking fits, drunken antics, and whining – if you’re a member of Real Housewives of Orange County, that is!
This week the ladies remain in Bali where the drama becomes off the chain. At the center of it all is Tamra Barney! Unfortunately Tamra even managed to get in a spat with bestie Heather Dubrow when Heather called her out for making fun of Lizzie Rovsek‘s dress.
Claudia Jordan was spotted filming with Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey at the opening of Sports One in Charlotte, NC last week. “Bravo crew came out, Kenya, new girl Claudia, my wife, Kordell [Stewart]. We shot at the bar last night until 2 in the morning,” Peterrevealed. “The two new girls are extremely beautiful, so there was a lot of chemistry in the house.”
The other potential newbie is Demetria McKinney, a singer and philanthropist and serious fashion-lover of the Marlo-vein (meaning over-the-top glam and big labels). Claudia, a former Miss Rhode Island, also competed in the Miss USA pageant and presently is a DJ for DishNetwork’s Rickey Smiley Show, where coincidentally Porsha Stewart also works.
Avicious Drescher is like a dog with a bone – she simply cannot stop shooting herself in her last remaining foot. Pun intended! Nor can she stop sticking that last remaining foot in her mouth.
After throwing Carole Radziwill‘s career under the bus, and throwing her leg in after, Aviva still refuses to stop “giving her side of the story” about bookgate. Last week Carole gave an interview revealing some behind-the-scenes situations on Real Housewives of New York, including more of her debate with Aviva over who actually wrote What Remains. Well of course Aviva had to chime in, which sadly only served to make herself look even worse and more delusional in the process.
Aviva claims, “I used the term ‘word on the street’ was because I wanted to protect my sources. I didn’t want to name the sources. There was somebody at Simon & Schuster, who I did name and I did tell Carole the name of that person, and I’m happy to tell you: It’s Tricia Boczkowski. I named that on-air, and it just didn’t go in. She had told me. There was somebody very, very close to John F. Kennedy Jr. — very close — who told me.”*