She may have gotten downgraded to a “friend” of the housewives of this season (maybe on the Real Housewives of New Jersey it’s being relegated to a “relative” of the housewives!), but Kathy Wakile is using her free time constructively. Kathy has finally penned her first cookbook regaling her love of dessert making. Her cannoli kits have even been featured on RHONJ.
Maybe it’s because she’s sweeter than her co-stars (bad pun!), but Kathy is excited to feature her in bite-sized bits of deliciousness in“Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts that Keep Life Real Sweet” (St. Martin’s Griffin, $26.99), and she’s not even trying to compete with another cast member/friend/relative who is also delving into the dessert realm after building her food empire. Table flipping anyone?
The second half of the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is going to be an explosive one! Shocking, right? This afternoon Bravo released a mid-season trailer to get fans excited about the upcoming episodes and it doesn’t disappoint.
First, we have the return of Jacqueline Laurita. Jacqueline will be there for Teresa Giudice as she faces the outcome and repercussions of pleading guilty to fraud in Federal Court and also to share more about her family’s journey with autism and the struggles (and triumphs) that accompany it.
Teresa deals with the aftermath of pleading guilty and her potential sentencing and also contemplates sending the Giudice head of household, aka Milania, off to boarding school. She’s kidding. We think.
Twin sisters and cast newbies Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea are understandably upset over the accusations made about their mother Santa having an affair with son-in-law Rino Aprea on the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Santa is so angry that she may file suit against…Jim Marchese? Color us confused, but were we watching the same episode? The one where VICTORIA GOTTI told the tale of Rino and Santa’s fling? And shared that it came straight from Rino himself?
The twins went to Us Weekly to share their tale of woe. And Us Weekly apparently did not see the show and claimed in their article that Jim is the one who relayed the gossip to us viewers. (photo above is of the moment Amber and Teresa hear the rumor from Victoria Gotti) Maybe Jim should sue Us Weekly for their error and besmirching his reputation! UNLESS the ladies/Us Weekly are claiming Jim starts spreading the story in upcoming episodes, but still, it didn’t originate with him.
Joe andMelissa Gorga have been trying to stop the financial bleed that is their former mansion by booting Kai from the premises for nonpayment of rent. The Gorgas have been struggling financially as they have to continue paying mortgage payments on their Montville home, plus the rental costs at their current home in Franklin Lakes, plus paying for attorneys (three so far) and most likely forking over for major repairs to the mansion.
Kai shared a statement this afternoon after the judge ruled – and it sounds like the final ruling was in his favor.
You know, for being such an important guy who has so many important jobs, Jim Marchese sure has a lot of free time to gossip about Real Housewives of New Jersey. Do not even get me started on his Twitter activity. Oy. Most recently, Jim chatted with AfterBuzz TV about all the drama, his friendship with Bobby Ciasulli, the casting process, and more. And he did not hold back!
When asked if Real Housewives of New Jersey was the first reality TV experience for him and his wife, Amber Marchese, Jim said, “My first. Amber actually appeared on Restaurant Stakeout. But this is my first exposure to the wonderful world of reality TV.”
“Amber was contacted in February,” continued Jim. “They didn’t really tell us the name of the show at the time or any of the details. We ended up coming on board March/April of 2013. It was exciting for her and a real nice opportunity for me. My role was going to be very limited – just around my wife, around my children, and to help my friend at the time Bobby.”
Teresa has pretty much moved in at the courthouse, which I suppose is better than a jail cell, because Teresa and Joe returned to court to finally discharge their Chapter 7 filing of which there were 45 claimants.
“The case is fully and properly accounted for as provided by law. The trustee hereby requests to be discharged from further duties as a trustee,” the trustee, John W. Sywilok stated in court documents.
Joe and Melissa Gorga are continuing to battle their tenant and prospective owner of their Montville mansion in eviction proceedings. It’s been back and forth for a couple months with the Gorgas vs. Kai Patterson. Kai was ordered to move out, but then had it reversed when a judge uncovered the Gorgas had never legally declared the property as a rental. Kai believe that is because they wanted to deceive people into believing they had sold their dilapidating mansion instead of renting it out.
The unresolved issues resulted in a trial, which is supposed to conclude tomorrow. Yesterday Joe testified in court in an attempt to evict Kai stating his tenant owes $192,557 in unpaid rent. Kai argued that he was withholding rent because of incomplete repairs (including massive plumbing problems) which Joe promised to make.
Trying to prove he was like all serious yo, Joe toted along not one, not two, but THREE attorneys in an attempt to remove Kai from the property so Melissa can move out of her “disgusting” rental and move back into the mansion she once couldn’t stand. How are they affording all these legal fees, I wonder? The garbage business?
In case you haven’t heard or checked your DVR’s “to do” list for this weekend, there’s no new episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey tonight. Perhaps Bravo is scrambling to edit the rest of the season? In any event, if you had you had your heart set on RHONJ, you can now head off to that Labor Day family BBQ instead. For the rest of us homebodies, we can tune in and watch Kim Zolciak “rough it” in the wild with the rest of the Biermann family on a new episode of Don’t Be Tardy.
Earlier this week Kim shared that she had never been camping before she went on this little adventure with Kroy that we’ll get to see tonight. “I have never ever been camping in my life! I didn’t do it as a kid, it wasn’t something we did. It was completely foreign to me. I just can’t grasp the concept of sleeping outside with insects when I have a beautiful home with a really comfy bed!”