From now until February (when her federal fraud trial begins), Teresa Giudice is throwing herself into her work.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been packing her schedule with appearances and events and this past weekend was no exception. Teresa headed off to Philly to meet 'n greet with fans attending the Philadelphia Bridal Expo. Teresa signed copies of all four of her cookbooks and posed for pictures with fans.
While Teresa was in Philly, Melissa Gorga was in Atlantic City to sign copies of her "controversial" new book "Love Italian Style".
I just don't know what to think about Real Housewives of New Jersey. I always have such hope! Despite an entire season of therapy and what seemed like true reconciliation, the Giudice and the Gorga families are right back where they started.
At last night's reunion it was revealed that the families didn't see each other all summer. Reality Tea's source gives us an exclusive on what's happened since the reunion taped and where the families stand.
This weekend Teresa Giudice's daughter Gabriella celebrated her 9th birthday and while Melissa Gorga attended, Reality Tea's source reveals that Joe Gorga did not! "Of course, Teresa was upset. Melissa did attend, Gabriella is her godchild." Above is the entire family at the party, Poison isn't there!
All season long there has been a ton of speculation about how Johnny The Greek and Penny Karagiorgis not only appeared on the scene but seemed to have so. much. inside. information. about everyone! But most specifically, Melissa Gorga! All fingers pointed to Teresa Giudice, our intrepid Melissa-hatin' Housewife. But perhaps, just perhaps, there was a lurking saboteur that was actually the mad pot stirrer of the RHONJ universe: Kathy Wakile! Is she Wallpaper no more?
After last night's reunion during which Teresa was prepped for federal court testimony grilled again about where Penny came from, Teresa allegedly re-tweeted an article pointing out that it is actually KATHY who has "The Grk" connection. I never saw Teresa's tweet, so I'm going by the rumor-mill here. The connection? Kathy's daughter Victoria happens to be be BFF with Johnny's niece a girl named Marigo Mihalos.
Last night was the first part of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion. Right off the bat the vibe was immediately much different than last years – which was awesome. Teresa Giudice seemed relaxed-ish and confident. Jacqueline Laurita had great hair. And Caroline Manzo's head wasn't smoking. So yay for progress. Everyone was very orange though, but you know it could've been my TV.
Andy Cohen jumps right in. It's clear that some people really either took to heart the therapy and forgiveness, while others cannot and will not let go. Maybe some people really do value their friendships over a show, or maybe it's because they're leaving they want to go out on a good note – whatever.
Caroline has definitely decided that since she is officially done with this show, it's time to get. honest. And getting honest means calling Melissa Gorgaout! Caroline points out that Melissa and Teresa are eerily similar in many ways. While Teresa blinks profusely and thinks carefully about what the word "similar" means, Melissa gets combative and denies, denies, denies! "We're nothing alike. If we were alike, we'd be able to get along," she insists. Melissa insists that at their core she and Teresa are different people. Good thing she cleared that up cause on the surface they're both materialistic, self-absorbed, attention whores! And at their core, they're both rotten!
From the look of the previews, we'll be getting some rehashes of the cheating rumors, the Posche drama (what's allowed legally anyway!), refreshers on the therapy retreats, and even touching a bit on the Joe & Teresafraud charges.
We initially thought the reunion was going to be another three part extravaganza like last year, but it's actually only two this time around – with a twist. The reunion shows will run 90 minutes each instead of one hour.
Our favorite reality TV stars can't get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite pictures from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Today, Dina Manzo and sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita are acting anything but close, which shouldn't come as such a surprise, given that Dina has distanced herself from all of her fam…especially sister Caroline.
Of course, with the new rumors that Dina will be making a triumphant return to RHONJ, it isn't all that strange that people are whispering that Jacqueline has been given the ax by Andy Cohen. With Caroline starting her own reality show, Jacqueline would be the only person Dina would have an issue with if she were to come home to Bravo…and we all know how much Andy loves Grandma Wrinkles Dina.
Teresa revealed that she's sick of apologizing and taking blame, but will keep on doing it for the sake of her brother Joe. "I can't believe it ended like the last two did: with everyone trying to blame me and make me apologize. I've apologized more times than I can count, but if that's what my brother needs, I'll keep apologizing until my tongue falls out. I've never tried to hurt him or Melissa. I only care about my family. Hopefully we've wiped the slate clean and can start over from here now. Since my family is in the public eye, we've got to be strong, we've got to support each other, and we've got to stand united. I never want to go back to that dark place with my family again."