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On last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey it’s a very special holiday – Trashymas! I’m sure everyone got many, many lumps of coal. Jacqueline got one in the form of Ashely, Teresa received one in the form of Kim G, Melissa and Kathy received one in the form of Teresa, and The Caroline – well, she got diamonds. Lucky girl.
At the Giudices, they are decorating the hugest Christmas tree ever, but sadly it’s not made of money. Teresa wants us to know that because of the bankruptcy they only got a tree decorated in semi-precious metal and not the one made entirely of gold. D’ya hear that bankruptcy judge – they’re cutting back. If cutting back means driving a Benz and wearing Louboutins then I can only hope to cut back some day! Teresa also wants us to know that all she wants for Christmas is for Melissa’s bad energy to go away. ‘Cause, it gives her a headache.
Melissa is not happy because she just wants an authentic smelling tree for Christmas AND Jesus’ Birthday (which are NOT one and the same, apparently) as she is throwing Jesus like the best birthday party ever. Joey and Melissa discuss their concerns about Jr. Mafia not mixing well with others at their party since he is like totally responsible for the Christening incident. Uh huh. Joey Giudice totally caused the entire thing. Joey G-to-the-Orga and Teresa and Melissa and her sisters had nothing to do with it. Nothing. At. All. Uh huh. We learn Melissa’s hoping to be cast next season sister, Lyssa claims Joe G-to-the-Iudice’s mother punched her in the face at said Christening. Is that where Joe gets it from? Melissa makes it clear NOTHING is going to ruin Jesus’ party!
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After calling Melissa a copycat in her latest cookbook (yes she took a dig at her in a cooking book), calling her a liar in an interview last month, and referring to her as a gold-digger on the RHONJ, Teresa took to her Bravo blog this week to bash Melissa once again.
First Teresa, who is hoping to get her own cooking show, attacked Melissa in regards to their recent appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly stating she looked sad on the show because unlike Melissa who is enjoying all the negative attention, she simply isn’t.
“Yes, I heard from you all that I looked a little tense on the show, but that’s because I was. Having issues with my family blow up even bigger because we’re on TV together is kind of a nightmare. It’s not fun for me. I can’t pretend it is,” wrote Teresa. “I’m not gonna sit there and be all smiley and happy that I’m on a talk show when I feel like crying. I’d rather never have been on TV and have a happy family than go through any of this. And it’s hard to sit next to people who obviously don’t feel the same way and are loving every minute of it…,” added Teresa who has appeared on the cover of In Touch Weekly a total of five times in the past 2 months alone granting them exclusive interviews each time.
It doesn’t end there as Teresa goes on to attack Melissa’s singing aspirations. “Hopefully things will get better, but as long as Melissa gets attention for saying negative things about me, I think she’ll take it,” she wrote. “Once it all dies down, I’m looking forward to having our family whole again (I’m guessing that won’t happen until she fulfills her Britney Spears dreams though. Please, make it quick and painless. Thank you, Jeezus!).”
In true Teresa fashion, she also manages to take a subtle dig at Caroline Manzo who was rumored to be on the outs with sister Dina Manzo. “Caroline pointed out that with all her brothers and sisters, someone is always fighting, and I’m sure that’s true. She’s maybe more used to not speaking to her sisters or brothers for awhile, but I’m not. It’s just me and Joey, and I can’t stand not having him in my life,” wrote Teresa.
Teresa also talked about her recent magazine covers stating it’s starting to affect her daughters. “It’s getting harder and harder to keep the girls from reading the outrageous headlines when we’re in the store,” wrote Teresa. Odd considering she gave
paid exclusive interviews to In Touch Weekly for all of their recent cover stories about her.
As for Melissa, she has yet to respond to Teresa’s latest comments but seemed to have a more positive outlook on things in her latest Bravo blog. “I really meant what I said about wanting Teresa to be my sister. I wish she would have let me in from the beginning, but better late than never! We are fixing this!” she wrote. Safe to assume Melissa wrote that before reading Tre’s blog.
It also appears things are at least going well between the Gorga/Giudice kids as Melissa tweeted on Monday that she took her daughter Antonia alongside two of Teresa’s daughters to get manis and pedis together. Meanwhile Joe Gorga made the following tweet after reading his sister’s blog, “Just read the blogs, when will she stop?”
Great question but better yet, when will it all stop?
Photos by: Andrei Jackamets/Bravo
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA’S LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT MELISSA? CALLED FOR OR UNCALLED FOR? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE REALLY WANTS THIS FEUD TO END?
In the latest issue of the National Enquirer, out of the woodworks is a woman named Jamie Bauer alleging she had a lesbian relationship with Melissa and dated her for 18-months while she was still a teenager. In fact Jamie even ponies up photos to the tabloid magazine to prove her claim, some of which are below.
“Melissa had one of the most insatiable sexual appetites I’d ever found in a woman,” declared her alleged former girlfriend Jamie, adding that Melissa once led a hell-raising life that is nothing like her now squeaky-clean motherly image. “This domesticated family woman that fans see on ‘Bravo’ is definitely not the same wild child I used to share a bed with when we were younger.”
Jamie reveals she met Melissa when she was a 16-year-old sophomore at South Florida’s Boca Raton High School back in 1995. Jamie was also 16 at the time. “We met one night at a house party and it was love at first sight,” says Jamie. “As a couple, we couldn’t have been a more unlikely pair. Melissa was from a affluent family and hung out with all the popular kids. She was a cheerleader, never got into trouble and made good grades. I was just the opposite. I was a high school dropout and already living on my own.” says Jamie.
“After we started dating, Melissa told me I was the first girl she’d ever been with. We managed to keep our relationship a secret from her mom for several months, even though I spent the night at their house several times a week and we’d sleep in the same bed.”
Jamie adds that Melissa’s mom eventually caught on to the relationship and banned them from seeing each other, though they still did secretly. “I’d sneak into Melissa’s bedroom window several times a week for sex,” claims Jamie. Eventually things cooled off between the two when Jamie was sent to jail for a probation violation.
Jamie adds that Melissa still wrote her “steamy letters” almost every day while she was in jail. However things ended after 18 months of dating when Jamie discovered Melissa had cheated on her. “When I got out, I found out she had cheated on me with another girl while I was away,” states Jamie.
Fast forward to today and it appears Melissa’s alleged lesbianism didn’t take as she has been married to Joe Gorga for almost 7 years with three children together, something Jamie is not too fond of. Jamie reveals watching Melissa’s new life on the RHONJ makes her “nauseous.” Wowzers. As for Melissa, she has yet to publicly comment on this story. You can read more about the story in the current issue of the National Enquirer.
Photos of Melissa and Jamie together are below.
In other NJ news, the Enquirer is also reporting that Melissa’s sister-in-law Teresa Giudice is seriously considering getting $40,000 worth of plastic surgery after recent photos of her in a bathing suit caused her “severe anxiety.” A source reveals Teresa, 39, is dealing with “a lot of insecurities.”
On Teresa’s reported to do list? A $12,000-$15,000 tummy tuck and thigh liposuction, a $7,500 “touch-up” on her boob job, a $5,000-$7,000 butt-lift, a $9,500 face- and brow-lift and $1,000-$2,000 on lip plumping. “She’s suddenly found herself famous around the world and feels entitled to this makeover because now she’s a star,” said the insider. Teresa’s publicist however denies she’s planning any cosmetic work.
And finally, no new episode of the RHONJ will air tonight. The show returns next week with an all new episode.
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UPDATE – Melissa denied the story during her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live. According to Melissa, her relationship with Jamie was only a friendship.
On the most recent episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, the feud between sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga took a turn for the nastier when Teresa accused Melissa of being a gold digger.
In a new interview, Melissa is now defending herself stating she married Joe Gorga for love and not for money. “When I hear her call me pretty much a gold digger, it’s like putting a knife in my heart and twisting it, because I know that she knows that’s not true,” Melissa told E! News.
Melissa continued, “Joe and I have been married for seven years and have three kids.” She goes on to add that she has stuck by Joe through financial difficulty. “We went through a time where we couldn’t even buy diapers. We had to sell every house we lived in…Did I go anywhere? Would I ever? No. It hurts me that she would even put that out there, to put that in someone’s head. And it doesn’t even hurt me as bad as it hurts her brother,” said Melissa.
Melissa also revealed that while she got along with Teresa in the beginning, they were never really BFFs. “Before the show came around, Teresa and bumped heads, but we always worked it out,” she said. “It wasn’t like we hated each other. We’d always be in the same rooms, but we never were best friends. You know, some people just don’t click.”
And similar to Tre, Melissa states she is also getting into the liquor business. “I have a champagne that I’m coming out with,” she said. “It’s called Magnifica Giornata and it stands for ‘magnificent day.’ It’s like a motto, ‘Every day’s a magnificent day.’” Seems like Ramona Singer has some competition coming her way!
Moving on to tonight’s all new super-sized episode of the RHONJ. On the 7th episode this season titled “Teresa’s Got a Gun,” Teresa and Melissa attempt to make peace, after which some of the gang journey to the Catskills. Back in the Garden State, Kathy savors the flavor of scouting for restaurants and Melissa prepares for a holiday dance recital. This spins into motion a family reunion that won’t include Teresa.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below. And finally, Melissa, who was in Los Angeles this week to do press for the show, linked up with OC housewives Tamra Barney and Peggy Tanous on Friday. “At a club w/ Melissa and Joe from jersey… I luv them!” tweeted Tamra. A photo of Melissa with Tamra is below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TERESA CALLING MELISSA A GOLD DIGGER? DO YOU THINK SHE IS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON PREVIEW & NEW EPISODE?
Following their widely publicized bankruptcy, Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice painted a picture of a hard working Joe running a pizza shop on the season premiere of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
However, a new report by UsWeekly magazine is painting a slightly different picture. An insider tells the latest issue of the mag that Joe, 41, is no longer working. The reason? He has already sold his Giuseppe’s Homestyle Pizzeria, where he’d worked since at least last October.
“He now has no job,” the source reveals of the former entrepreneur, who filed for bankruptcy with Teresa in October 2009, to the tune of $11 million in debt.
The source adds that Teresa, 39, is now the breadwinner of the family. “They’re living off her Housewives paychecks and even from her two cookbooks!” adds the source. In the Giudices’ defense, it could be that perhaps Joe is now looking to start a new business venture.
In fact, Teresa recently revealed in an interview that her and Joe are looking to get into the wine business. “We’re starting a new business with wines,” Teresa told the NY Daily News this week citing that Joe actually makes homemade wine. Teresa also stated a while back that she is hoping to get her own cooking show.
When asked what led to the brother-sister feud, Joe reveals it all stems from competition. “What happened was competition. My daughter was born and she was competitive with the kids.” said Joe. “Me and my sister were cool. My problem was when my daughter was born. that was my biggest issue with my sister. She’ll say she doesn’t know what we’re talking about, but that was my issue.”
And what about the angry meltdown during the Christening? “It was a tough moment. I was holding in a lot of pain for a lot of years, and it happened. I was very embarrassed,” Joe explained.
Melissa adds, “I think that she was used to being the only Italian girl around. Because she had just her brother, they don’t have a lot of family.”
As for Melissa’s singing, she reveals she plans to release her first single in July before going on to assure us she can really sing. “You’re going to see it, not this coming episode, but the following episode, you’re going to see me sing a cappella next to a piano,” said Melissa. “So, there is no auto-tune going on, this is real voice. I’m working with producers that produce songs for Britney and Beyonce.” A picture of Melissa and Joey with Ryan is below!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JOE BEING JOBLESS & JOE GORGA’S COMMENTS ABOUT TERESA?
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 Out stars 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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The cover teases Teresa and Joe might have split up with the headline “Teresa’s Shocking Split.” And inside the article, Joe Guidice admits he and Teresa have been having fights over her brother Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa. In fact Joe admitted he once went a week without talking to Teresa after a fight.
The In Touch story was all the more surprising since Teresa
sold gave an exclusive interview to the mag. So is their marriage on the rocks? “Of course not!” Teresa tells Popeater. “Joe and I were just in Miami together for our birthdays, and we’re in San Diego together right now for my ‘Fabulicious’ book tour. ”
When asked about the In Touch cover touting her “shocking split,” Teresa stated that “you’re not supposed to judge a magazine by its cover.” Allrighty. Also below are two photos from the In Touch article of a younger Teresa and her little brother Joe .
Meanwhile, Teresa recently hit the beach with hubby Juicy Joe. The 39-year-old mother of four showed off her rocking bikini body in a sparkly green bikini in Miami Beach. The couple was in Florida as a part of Teresa’s book tour for her latest cookbook, Fabulicious, and also to celebrate Juicy’s birthday!
UPDATE 06/03 – New Bikini Photos of Teresa below!
Photos Credit – INFDaily.com
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