As I sit here and plow through my son's Halloween candy (hey – he's only 2!) while I work, I'm even more thankful that my family and loved ones are safe after Superstorm Sandy. While several reality stars found themselves in the middle of a storm (and not one manufactured by producers or caused by gossip and pettiness), the Real Housewives of New Jersey undoubtedly – and as usual – were some of the hardest hit as they are in the epicenter of a hurricane.
Several of the ladies lost power for days and even worse had their shore houses destroyed in the process. Here's an update on how everyone is doing post-Sandy as New Jersey begins to rebuild.
And just a quick comment: Caroline Manzo has been updating her twitter with relief stations and information for victims. Apparently annoyed followers have decided to unfollow because of too many tweets. Seriously people? Have a heart. While Caroline only lost followers (and electricity) – SOME PEOPLE lost everything. Empathy, people, empathy.
Teresa Giudice had several appearance scheduled for this week and canceled them all. She has been cooking to help out friends still without power.
Well, it's Hurricane Sandy out there. I've already hunkered down with chicken wing dip and a vain hope that I won't lose power or internet while the winds howl wildly. And I'm not the only one, plenty of reality stars are stranded on the east coast trying to brave the hurricane.
We hope everyone is safe and in a comfortable place to ride out the storm!
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 photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy!
Dang there were a lot of almost but not quite fights this season on Real Housewives of New Jersey! One of the show's supervising producers recently dished on what happened during the Goddess Party and the infamous sister-in-law, parking lot blowout. Apparently Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga's altercation got so intense producers were ready to hold them back!
In a new Bravo TV video, Michael explains: “What’s fascinating about this scene now — looking back after the fashion show — is that it kind of foreshadows Kim D.’s allegiance to Teresa and how she puts herself in the middle between them."
“Something else of note, is that even though Melissa and Teresa kind of come close to blows here, we’ve never actually had fistycuffs [a fight] break out between any of the housewives on our show … let’s just all hope it stays that way,” he adds.
WOWZERS! The video, with the producer overlay, is below. You do not want to miss it!
Moving on, we sort of forgot an important event here at Realty Tea. Yes, it was the wedding anniversary of Teresa and Juicy Giudice! The couple frequented a gay bar earlier in the week and spent the actual day carving pumpkins with their girls. Very sweet. And congratulations on the um, years of, um… wedded bliss?
Some photos are below.
[Photo Credit: BravoTV.com]
TELL US – CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW OUT OF CONTROL THINGS NEARLY GOT BETWEEN TERESA AND MELISSA?
Because Bravo knows a good thing when it sees it, last night we were treated to even more madness from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. While the season was supposed to be over after the reunion trilogy (The Hunger Games it was not), the network decided to milk a little bit more out of the women and the viewers. So it is without further ado, I present to you the lost footage from season four. It's actually very telling to see what ended up on the cutting room floor, and what's being revisited in light of the ongoing feud surrounding Teresa Giudice and everyone elseMelissa Gorga. Editing truly is magical!
Narrated by Andy Cohen, the episode takes us behind the scenes of what happened during the season and at the far-too-drawn-out reunion. Buckle up (if you haven't boycotted the show yet!), and enjoy the bumpy ride with Melissa, Teresa, Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, and Kathy Wakile. It's truly a sight.
We begin with a lost cause…Andy is trying to convince Juicy Joe (once again) that homophobic slurs are offensive and nasty. Joe is all, Ahhwatdisagain? before turning into a brick wall of Who Cares. By the way, did you know that Joe went on a boat ride with seven guys and one of them was gay? He is not a homophobe. The comments he made about Gregg Bennett were meant to be funny, not mean. He's so sorry Greggy doesn't have a sense of humor! Jacqueline tells Andy that she thinks Joe speaks more out of ignorance than maliciousness. Fair enough.
Aaaahhh… it wouldn't be a day in reality TV blogging without some Real Housewives of New Jersey gossip. Ever hear of that saying Cher, cockroaches, and spam would survive an apocalypse? I think we need to add our favorite dueling New Jersey sisters-in-law to that list!
First up, Teresa Giudice says what some have been thinking all along; that Melissa Gorga is using Teresa's name – and their televised feud – to keep herself in the press! After complaining long and hard that Teresa loves the tabloids more than her family and friends, it seems Melissa also has a tabloid love that once unleashed cannot be squashed. Perhaps tabloid interviews are like tattoos (or designer sweaters, in my case) – in that once you get one, you just can't stop!
Melissa has been making the rounds pleading her case and talking up Teresa left and right. In a recent Bravo Blog, Melissa accused her fame hungry sister-in-law of being behind strippergate yet again and cites Teresa's friendship with Kim D as proof. Melissa also accused Teresa of doing appearances with Kim.
There is never a dull day in the land of Real Housewives of New Jersey. In my mind pretty much the entire state is wrapped up in the cesspool of drama that is this show. And while I'm not always Bethenny Frankel's biggest fan, what I'm about to write has me agreeing whole-heartedly with one of her recent tweets: "Does it ever amaze you what desperate people will do to stay relevant?" And while I'm pretty sure she wasn't referring to the ladies of Jersey, i still think it applies.
First up Melissa Gorga is not letting this season go. After spending an entire season complaining thatTeresa Giudice was talking about her in tabloids, it seems Melissa really just wanted a piece of the pie. And it's tabloids and more tabloids! Speaking to In Touch Weekly, Teresa's regular haunt, Melissa has a little advice for her sister-in-law.
Danielle dragged her poor besieged daughter Christine to NYC where she had a sit-down with Andy and claims they talked many things – including Housewives. "It was a general meeting," Danielle hints. "There was a lot of talk about everything — including Housewives."
Danielle obviously left with a goodybag because she was clutching Cohen's book like it was a life support device and she was on her last breath… Which speaking of, Reality TV wise she kinda is. Unless…