Jim Marchese Bashes Teresa Checks In; Amber Marchese Not Returning To Real Housewives Of New Jersey

Amber Marchese, Jim Marchese

Look to your left, Jim Marchese is annoyed because Real Housewives of New Jersey is on hold, which means Amber Marchese can’t fulfill her dream of being a reality TV star, until Teresa Giudice is released from prison. Look to your right, holier than thou Jim insisted up and down Twitter that neither he nor Amber wants anything to do with Real Housewives of New Jersey again.

Jim’s panties have been in a bunch since, well, since the day we met him. But, in relation to this story, since Teresa Checks In aired. One of his many issues is that RHONJ season 7 is on hold. “It is BS that the entire cast, especially my wife, had their filming put on hold because Tre and Joe committed several felonies and [Teresa is] sitting in jail,” said the man who recently tweeted, “We are not coming back, do not need money or want fame.” So, he cares, why?!


A few more recent tweets from Jim:

“I don’t [care] anymore, but before they ruined it, my wife would have filmed. Now it is a sad joke.”

“Whole show is fake, scripted. Each person plays a part.”

“I never watched it and never will again. It was an acting job for my wife. I played along.”

“I want it exposed for the fake BS it is.”

“Amber and I are not coming back so they will have to find new antagonists. Bet there not as hated!”

“Bet you the ratings tumble. The show was about dynamics. Each person brought something.”

Jim‘s tweets scream, “Don’t care,” no?

I am curious. Besides a step stool and Bathroom Bobby, what did Jim bring to the Real Housewives of New Jersey? Anyone? <crickets> Is this thing on?

Related: Teresa Checks In Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3

Jim also took issue with how Teresa Checks In was presented to viewers.

“Viewer were duped into thinking they were watching RHONJ,” complained Jim. “If Andy has so much confidence in Tre and Joe to pull ratings, he could have called it Teresa Checks In… period.”

First of all, JIM, PAY ATTENTION, PLEASE! This is how all of Bravo‘s specials are presented. For example, Real Housewives of Orange County: Tamra’s OC Wedding, Real Housewives of Atlanta: I Dream of NeNe, Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding, and Real Housewives of Atlanta: Meet The Tuckers. The exceptions, like Bethenny Ever After, Manzo’d with Children, and Don’t Be Tardy – were true spinoffs – not a limited number of episodes to highlight ONE specific story in between seasons.

Second of all, the promos for Teresa Checks In ran ad nauseam. If anyone tuned in and expected Real Housewives of New Jersey season 7, then they, too, need to pay attention. 

About Teresa Checks In, Jim said, “Andy is clearly endorsing Tre‘s behavior as it was focused on Tre and the sympathetic issues surrounding her kids. For example, they were shown crying missing their mom, and over-dramatized other hardships.”

Related: RHONY twins Teresa and Nicole filming a new show

Isn’t the purpose of reality TV to “over-dramatize” everyday life? I mean, I don’t tune in to Real Housewives of Orange County to watch Tamra drive Sophia to school. I see that every day in my own life. I watch to see her turn “consider the source” into a circus act.

Jim continued, “Not one scene was dedicated to the people [Teresa] stole from, or how their lives have been hurt, or the children of families victimized by their crimes.” Apparently, Jim tuned in (but, above, he said he never watched the show) for E! True Hollywood Story or Dateline NBC, not a special on Bravo, where the focus is on the reality TV stars and their families.

“Every time they focus on Tre‘s incarceration, they hurt the show and its reputation,” stated Jim, a delusional man who thinks RHONJ had a wholesome reputation leading up to Teresa Checks In. “Now, my wife has to decide if she wants her good name on a show this dark. The delays in filming and lousy ratings are just two more examples of how Tre’s criminal activities hurt families.”

Wait… filming delays have hurt families? Is Jim seriously comparing Amber‘s need to get her famewhore on to the families who suffered because of Teresa and Joe‘s fraud? I can’t with this self-important tool. I. Just. Can’t.

So, after all of that, Amber announced this morning that she will not return to Real Housewives of New Jersey. As if she would EVER be invited back as long as Jim‘s in the picture. 

Related: Amber says RHONJ was “amazing, cool, and exciting”

Jim and I have been giving Real Housewives or New Jersey a lot of thought and given the current state of affairs regarding our personal lives and the direction of the show, we officially decided to move on,” Amber told People. “The show wasn’t what we expected it to be, and I want to pursue more suitable endeavors.”

“I was picked on a casting call while pursuing acting, and the person that was presented was created for the show.”

“Even my relationship with the twins was created. I recruited them for my story line after I was chosen,” admitted Amber. “I only met with Teresa Guidice and Dina Manzo for filming purposes. I never built a friendship with them. We were nothing more than co-workers. I wish them all well and the best of luck, though, my husband does not share my sentiments.”

Good decision, and now Jim can get back to “not caring” about Andy, Bravo, or Real Housewives of New Jersey.


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