Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey was all about the role of the mother and life’s ever changing directions. Melissa struggles with balancing future pop-stardom with Gorga/Giudice drama, The Caroline still (always and forever) has empty-nest syndrome, Jacqueline is forced into buying the undeserving Ashley a car,Kathy is confused about what show she is on as she tries to educate her children and the public, and Teresa,well she dressed her daughters in matching gold leather vests and attempted to repair her family relations in another round of Gorga vs. Gorga. Can we just get to the C-Celebrity death match already and put this thing to rest?
Things begin at the Gorga household (which is decorated like a funeral home) where Melissa randomly bursts into a very ungraceful version of “Amazing Grace” prompting her husband and soon-to-be manager (spouse-ager? husband-ager?) to exclaim that she sounds like she is coming out of a radio! Cue home movies of a young Melissa aka “future supa star” performing. Melissa explains it was her father who wanted to make her a star – so that explains how she started chasing cameras! Melissa and Non-Juicy Joe come up with a plan – he will become her father (creepy! I am assuming he meant support her as her father did?) and help her pursue her dream! She will be a part-time mommy/part-time pop star! I’m envisioning Jazz Hands here as I type this.
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According to a new report by TMZ, Tami Roman and new cast member Meeka Claxton came to blows during a recent club outing in Rome, Italy.
Those watching the show this season are well aware that Tami is not a fan of Meeka’s as she feels Meeka is responsible for creating animosity and drama between the girls on the show.
While Meeka denies Tami’s accusations, things got physical during a recent taping at a nightclub in Rome where the ladies filmed several scenes abroad. Tami decided to confront Meeka and a full on brawl broke out. Sources reveal things ended with Tami punching Meeka in the face. Wowzers.
No one was seriously injured in the brawl but the ladies were escorted out of the club by security.
Following the report, Tami tweeted “Meeka is not a victim! She wanted 2get it poppin w/me 2 impress Evelyn. If I feel threatened, I have a right 2 defend myself.” Safe to say this season of the show will be the most violent dramatic yet.
Meanwhile a new episode of Basketball Wives airs tonight on VH1 at 8/7c. On the third episode this season, Royce’s father is concerned about her new boyfriend. Meanwhile, Evelyn looks into a fertility clinic as she prepares to start a family with Chad Ochocinco. Below is a video sneek peak!
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Following a one week hiatus, the Mob Wivesreturned last night with a much calmer episode. Let’s face it, any episode that doesn’t involve a brawl is a calm one for these ladies! Carla deals with the impending release of her husband from prison, Drita handles some scumbags (raccoons), Karen deals with the backlash from her mob non tell-all, and Renee finally admits what we knew all along — she’s still not over Junior.
The episode begins with Renee and Carla meeting up for some drinks and eats. And err weren’t these two ladies just trying to kill each other an episode ago? Carla reads my mind as she states she has simply decided to let bygones be bygones. Renee brings up dating once again, and once again the topic of that convo goes back to Junior. Renee reveals she wants a “big jaw, strong,” man aka Junior. Carla wonders why she always keeps going back to Junior and Renee denies still being in love with him. We don’t believe you Renee! We also find out Renee and Carla have known each other since their teenage years, so why does one lady look much older than the other?
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Kelsey wanted Spencer and her new husband to vacation at his posh Hawaii estate but Camille went to block that from happening citing she’s the one who’s been spending a lot of time at the house with their 2 young kids, and Kelsey hasn’t been there for a long time.
If only it ended there as Camille also accuses Spencer of possibly being a spy. Camille states that if Spencer uses the house, she would have access to a lot of personal items/documents related to the divorce and might just steal it. How about taking out the important docs from the home? Just sayin’.
“I am very concerned that Spencer will have access to my personal documents and papers and that these will get read by Spencer and/or turned over to [Kelsey] and his attorneys,” Camille states in the declaration.
It seems Camille won this round as the judge ruled third parties are not allowed to use any of the Grammers’ homes unless both Kelsey and Camille sign off on it. It also appears this might be a tit for tat situation as Camille also stated Kelsey did not allow her to vacation in one of their other homes in the Hamptons.
This all stems from the couple’s bitter divorce battle. Though they are technically divorced, they have yet to divide up their assets. Plus things recently escalated when they both filed for custody of their two kids together.
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UPDATE – The finale aired tonight with Natalie not getting to pick anyone as she was eliminated. It however seems Natalie and Taylor are still together as Natalie made the following tweets tonight – “Tayyyyyylorrrrr now I can finally say it!! I loveeee urrrr sexyyyy asssssssss @oxygen the world wants more nat and tay.” She also added, “Taylor baby were the shit… Let’s get our spin off @jtbowtie we were the stars anyways.”
UPDATE #2 – Lea reveals she is happy with her decision in choosing Rob and tweeted, “He flew me to his home in West Palm Beach and I met his family and spent a week with him.” However it doesn’t appear the two are still together.
Following Amber‘s elimination last week (the guys voted her off), Lea and Natalie are determined to make it all the way to the end as once again the guys will have the final say on which Bad Girl will stay and which one will go home. Natalie still has Taylor in her corner but she will need more than his love to stay in the game. So in a way only Natalie can, she decides to turn up the charm in order to sway Corey B. and the remaining guys into choosing her over Lea.
Meanwhile, Lea is still torn between Robert and Benz, who she considers a risky bet. To her surprise, however, Nick comes out from under the radar and makes her reconsider her initial opinion of him. But will Lea get the chance to choose her love or will Team Natalie prevail to win it all? Find out tonight at 10/9c on the Oxygen network.
And while some fans of the show have wondered if Natalie’s feelings for the preppy Taylor Fortinberry are genuine or if she’s just playing him, it seems they are genuine after all. Below is an excerpt from Natalie’s blog last week –
“I felt like Benz and I had a connection and he was fun to hang out with. The kiss between Benz and I was nothing like the connection I had with Taylor. Taylor and I are meant to be. Taylor over Benz any day!! He has the whole package: education, smart, fun, spunk, character, chemistry. HOTTEST WHITE BOY I’ve ever been with!! =) Wink wink.”
A preview clip is below!
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Melissa spoke to TV Guide this week during which she touched on her portrayal on the show (she doesn’t feel she was edited fairly for the first 1 -2 episodes), her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice (“a leopard cannot change it’s spots” says Melissa), her singing, and how she really came about being on the show. Excerpts from Melissa’s interview below -
Do you feel you’ve been portrayed fairly on the show so far?
Melissa: I’m going to have to say the first one or two episodes I was a little disappointed with and I felt that they were heavily edited. And they were. I get it because they wanted to come out with a bang. I do feel like the more you get to know us and know my family, you’re going to see more of the real us and more of the real me and the real Joe. They’re definitely edited, but I feel like now as I’m watching, I’m seeing more of who we are.
Teresa has told the press that you and Kathy approached Bravo about joining the show and not the other way around. Is there any truth to that?
Melissa: What happened was, I was really just driving in my car on a Friday afternoon when they called me. They just said, “Hi, its The Real Housewives of New Jersey producers. We’re from Bravo. We want to interview you.” I have no idea how they found me. I think they found Kathy on Facebook. Neither of us pursued it, wanted it, were looking for it — it just kind of fell into our laps. Bravo is smart, they figured it out. They heard through the grapevine that there was some type of tension. … They caught on to it.
Do you have faith that your truth about your and Joe’s relationship with Teresa will come by the end of the season?
Melissa: Yes. I know it was said. I know that it was filmed so I don’t know what they’re going to choose to air and what they are going to choose not to air.
In the last episode, Teresa made a distinction between her old self — who threw out your cookies and things like that — and the new Teresa. Have you seen a difference?
Melissa: I think maybe she’s trying. She’s trying to be a new Teresa, but Teresa is Teresa. You cannot change a person. A leopard does not change their spots. … You can say what you want to the people, but I feel like it’s very transparent and everyone sees right through it. I know I do. I see certain times where she is acting a certain way, and I just wonder: Does America see it or is it just me?
Viewers are also going to get your pop star side as you start pursuing a singing career. How long have you been singing and trying to go professional?
Melissa: I have been singing my whole life, but never professionally. It’s just something that I always loved. … This is a great stepping stone for it. I have had the talent my whole life. I have always been the girl who can get on the stage and not be shy. I’m so excited that they captured this all, because it’s a little biography for me as well because I have to see the steps I had to go through to make this happen.
Moving on to tonight’s new episode of the RHONJ (the show moves to Sundays tonight). On the 5th episode this season titled “Stick It,” Teresa encounters her brother for the first time since the tumultuous christening. Elsewhere, Melissa tries to fulfill her dream of being a pop star; Caroline plans to offer matronly advice on the radio; and Jacqueline’s daughter plots to get a car. It airs at 10/9c. A preview clip is below.
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight are Flipping Outstars Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos. And earlier today, Jenni tweeted of photo of her and Andy Cohen and err, she is looking a bit different. Well, we’ll let you be the judge. The pic is below!
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Hold on to your retractable leashes and sis and desist letters! Tonight is Part I of the Real Housewives of the Orange County Reunion, and based on last week’s finale, these ladies are going to have a lot they want to get off of their surgically enhanced chests.
The first half of the reunion promises to revisit Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge’s Alexis Couture (the porn star, not the housewife) bathtub scene causing Alexis (the housewife, not the porn star…that we know of) to call Tamra a bad mother. Alexis also comes under attack for her “traditional views” on marriage, while Vicki breaks down watching a video of Donn discuss their divorce and the pain of seeing it play out on television.
Gretchen defends her relationship with Slade, but opens up about the hardships of dating a man with no job and mountains of child support debt. Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse, Tamra and Gretchen let the accusations fly about the cheating, lying, and meddling. It’s almost as if we’ve been transported back to last season! Clearly these two have yet to kiss and make up over their past drama. Of course, it wouldn’t be a reunion if Andy Cohen wasn’t there to stir the pot referee.
Gretchen recently spoke with In Touch about what to expect from the sixth season reunion (and made sure to name drop the dietary supplement she takes to maintain her figure). She reveals that she and Tamra get into it over some of Tamra’s biting comments. “Tamara said some really harsh things about Slade this season and I wanted to address some of those issues. You really see the claws come out.”
While Tamra can certainly bring the drama, Gretchen is proud of herself for standing up to her. She says, “I didn’t even know I had it in me to fight like [I] did. It was pretty intense. You think New Jersey was crazy, you should see us at our reunion.” And watch, we shall!
Part I of the reunion airs tonight at 9 ET, followed by an all new Real Housewives of New Jersey on its new night. Part II of the OC reunion also airs tomorrow night on Bravo. Watch a sneak peek below!
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According to a new report by the Miami Herald, the show will likely return for a sophomore season. However it appears the Bravo network is looking to replace some of the cast members… rightfully so if I might add.
An insider reveals that Bravo has axed the show’s original producers and casting agents and is now using its own staff. In addition to that, Bravo producers are also reported to be in town this weekend to re-interview the original cast.
“Not everyone from the original cast will be back,” says the inside source. As for Bravo, they refuse to confirm or deny the story with a rep for the network stating, “We haven’t made any announcements regarding a second season.”
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