Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo on The Dr. Phil Show – Total Waste of Time

It completely blows my mind that Dr. Phil would invite Teresa Giudice to be on his show when the topic is anything other than anger management, shopping addictions, extreme denial, infidelity, sibling rivalry in adult hood, or out of control children.

I missed the very beginning of the show. When I tuned in Caroline was on some rant about how she is what she is and how she says what she feels and that people need to stop being so politically correct or something like that.

The whole show was a waste of time. Teresa and Caroline were on a panel with a bunch of other people and barely had a chance to speak. The topic of discussion was Jersey Shore and Italian stereotypes . There was an Italian housewife in the audience who commented that The Real Housewives of New Jersey makes Italian’s from New Jersey look bad. Teresa opened her mouth as though she was going to respond, but while she was waiting for her brain to interpret her thoughts and convert them into words Caroline spoke up and said something like “oh come on, you never got mad and screamed at someone in your life?” and then everyone started talking over one another and we really didn’t get any resolution on that comment or come to any sort of agreement over whether or not it is typical New Jersey Italian behavior to flip tables at dinner time. Through all the yelling and interrupting I did manage to hear Teresa say something along the lines of she wouldn’t want her daughters to grow up to be like the Jersey Shore girls. It’s funny, because that is probably exactly what her spoiled over indulged little brats are going to turn out like.

Next they moved onto the issue of “beauty bias”. There was a doctor who came on to explain that people subconsciously judge beauty by the measurements of someones face (how far apart the eyes are, how far the lips are from the nose, how long the face is etc etc…) They used one of Dr. Phil’s staffers to show an example of “good measurements”. Then the doctor who was sitting in the audience pulled out his beauty measuring device and measured doctor Phil’s face. I crossed my fingers and said a little prayer and wished on a star that when he was finished with Dr. Phil he would walk over and measure Teresa’s forehead. But no such luck. Once again Teresa got off easy.

Next they moved on to talking about whether or not a black Dr. Phil producer was racially profiled when she was asked to open her bags at the airport. Caroline jumped in and explained that she didn’t feel racially profiled when she was pulled out of line at the airport once (as though she has the option to feel racially profiled). One of the other panel members pointed out that she’s white so it’s not the same thing. Teresa had nothing to offer on the subject. She didn’t want to tell the story of the time the security guards tackled her at the airport and contacted animal control to hold on to her while they attempted to track down her handlers and figure out how she got out of her cage.

And that was about all there was. Caroline spent the whole time looking incredibly uncomfortable and twisting her legs in rather odd positions. Teresa just sat there staring into space, but in her defense everyone was talking pretty fast and the conversation wasn’t about flower head bands or sparkly things so she was a little out of her element.

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186 Responses to Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo on The Dr. Phil Show – Total Waste of Time

  1. Shari says:

    “Caroline spoke up and said something like “oh come on, you never got mad and screamed at someone in your life?”

    I have, but only after I had been physically attacked. Not only does Caroline make Italian women look bad, she makes women in general look bad. But then, she shaves, so she may not even be a woman. 🙂

  2. Lina says:

    Umm I didn’t get to watch it, and quite honestly I didn’t really want to watch it. All Teresa cares about is self-promoting… and I wouldn’t waste a dollar on a magazine with her on it. Instead I’d much rather waste in on the lotto, at least I’ll have a chance at hitting it big! LMAO

    • oopsy says:

      Lina I think you’re super awsome!!! You totally rock!! And I love the way you spell!! Ummm….When do you check your ticket numbers? 🙂

  3. Linda G. says:

    Just wanted to say how much I love your blog and I’m really glad I found it!

  4. Lina says:

    P.S. My husband is Italian and his family never, ever flipped a table. We are loud and obnoxious… but that’s family!

    • I wish someone would have called Teresa out on how she blames everything on being Italian. She said she flipped the table because it’s an Italian thing. I don’t think it’s an Italian thing, I think it’s a “drank too much and can’t control your temper” thing. Dr. Phil is a moron. He’s right after Andy Cohen on my shit list.
      I’ve seen Dr. Phil blast people for doing way less than what we’ve seen Teresa do on the show. But Dr. Phil didn’t bring any of it up because…. she’s a “celebrity?”

      • momsthoughts says:

        I think he didn’t bring it up b/c he probably has no idea who she is – and the producers didn’t tell him 2) it wasn’t the “theme” of the show. The show was a trainwreck…I had such a headache afterwards from listening to everyone talking at once. I tweeted him to have her back to discuss her anger issues. I think everyone should tweet him and ask him to bring her back to discuss money mgmt and anger mgmt

        @drphil

        • nathania says:

          good deal, maybe he will, because if he figures out who she is and how much she is in the press right now he will do it for ratings. and maybe he can bring up her spending and get her to say some accidentally incriminating things. 🙂
          that would be awesome.

          • Amber...Real Wife says:

            Teresa is stupid but she’s no fool! She’ll go on a show to promote herself and her products but will NOT, knowingly that is, go on a show to talk about her finances. After the VIEW, she realized she is in way over her head and folks aren’t listening to her “Recession/Section8TenantsDidn’tPayRent” routine. The hosts slipped in questions she hadn’t been prepped on and she showed that although she is duplicitous in business, she is dumber than a rock when unprepared. The View savored the flavor, because since that interview, she’s controlled the questioning on the reunion, WWHL and her paid for stories in the rags. She is just DestitutionWhore-rrible!

        • BonBon says:

          Tweet Who?

      • BonBon says:

        Doctor Who?

      • Tam5115 says:

        Really, I think it’s a “she just called me stupid?” thing more than anything else. Look at her eyes when it goes down. You can hear the wheels spinning in there.

        Basically, when people do not have the intelligence to verbally stand up for themselves, they flip out like Teresa did. Italian behavior my aching ass! It’s dumb bitch behavior.

    • Sardonica says:

      Lina…maybe he was adopted?

  5. momsthoughts says:

    You missed when Dr. Phil asked about the negative reviews of the show and Teresa insisted she has not heard anything negative. LMAO! Is that why she has blocked everyone?

    Her daughters will be Snooki! Teresa has the worst uncontrolled behavior, constantly getting physical and cursing and swearing – words that would make construction workers blush. But she would never want her girls to be like the girls on Jersey Shore – good luck with that.

    When the beauty expert/scientist came out with that measurement device you KNOW she was “sh*tting” her thong. She was so scared they would come to her and reveal that she is indeed genetically an ape!

    I hear there is a poll on the website with her magazine article asking if ppl think she is a good mom….and the results were like 80% no. I bet she finds that shocking too!

    • I think her daughters will be more like Angelina. Sleeping with guys for money and thinking they are the “Kim Kardashians of Jersey”.

      • Lina says:

        Or more like the “Rob Kardashian of Jersey” LOL

      • Isharemymeds says:

        You mean, Fossil watches, Lol!!!!! That’s right, the girls will become Angelina.
        At least the Jersey Shore girls make their own money! 30ks an episode, can sleep with whom ever they want, do what they want, and are not stuck at home taking care of cheating drunk husbands and flowerpot brats.
        Teresa has to S/F every night and her poor hubby put her expensive lifestyle on credit! That’s right, all her HWs money will go to pay off that 11M debt. I’m not sure a judge is going to approve the BK with the lies, flaunting, and her potential to make money in the future.

    • Where is the poll? I looked for it, couldn’t find it.

    • nathania says:

      yep, gia is well on her way. I thought a lot of her modeling moves and dancing was not age-appropriate and sometimes actually vulgar for an 8 year old, she is just aping grown-up models and dancers but this is where the parent needs to step in and put the kibbosh on it.

      Whose child is Isabella? Extremely high-forehead, features alien to either parent, quiet and shy…I suspect somewhere out there some milquetoast waspy mom and dad who happened to be passing through Jersey when mom went into labor a few days early have a very loud, bratty child with a low hairline they can’t account for in the family tree.

      • Sardonica says:

        Oh my, the ape mommies comment went in the wrong place. Timing is everthing.
        nathania…Now that you mention the alien look and that straw in the front yard they call landscaping. I am thinking crop circles and a visitor from ‘out there’ 8 years ago?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Isabella had to get some recessive genes – she is prettier than the others. Her quietness likely comes from being a middle child – she tagged along with Albie and Caroline on the trip because they actually spoke with her, asked her questions and she liked the calm they provided. She isn’t into fashion like Gia, she isn’t violent like Milania and Audriana hasn’t been anything other than a garish dressed up baby doll for Teresa. When those girls hit puberty, Teresa is going to have hell on earth for many years – which she deserves!

      • May says:

        I thought I was the only one who thought this kid seemed misplaced. She looks nothing like anyone else. She seems to get the least amount of focus on screen and limited camera time. I thought at first maybe she was adopted, but Teresa insist that she’s pushed out 4 girls. I don’t know about this. This may be Joes love child that they decided to take in and raise as their own.

        • tuzentswurth says:

          Or some neighbor kid wandered in, accidentally got a bow slapped on her head and then T thought she belonged to her, like when a mother ape adopts a kitten.

        • Isharemymeds says:

          Gabriela, (2nd daughter) THANK GOD, looks just like Joe’s mom, who’s also the nanny and housekeeper.

          Teresa, said on the show that Audrianna had her hairline. Gosh, T is freaky looking.

    • Sardonica says:

      The other 20% are ape mommies

  6. TareksWife says:

    OMG! This has to be the funniest thing I’ve read!!! City…you are too ill!!!! I LOVE IT! And, for the record, I am italian, african american, native american and caucasian. We do a lot of things….but we never throw away good wine or food!!!!!

    Keep us the posts. You make my day!!

  7. Meg1964 says:

    I’m going through RCH blog withdrawal! It’s been tough!

    I know I won’t catch up tonight on the blogs I’ve missed, but I sure got a laugh off this one!

      • Meg1964 says:

        Girl, we’ve been in the process of moving from Florida to Alabama.. I know, I know.. who the hell does that, right? LOL

        • Hahaha!! I read the first sentence and thought “why?” then I read the second sentence. Lmao.
          Living in Florida and never seeing snow again is like my ultimate goal in life.

        • flippy says:

          Aw come on Meg. We’re happy to have you in Bama. I know….progressive is not its strong suit. But there are other things that compensate for that. Anyhoo….welcome cuz we’re always glad to add another intelligent woman!!!

          • oopsy says:

            Hey meg, we left Bama for Florida 6 years ago (where did the time go?) I’m sure you will be happy there. I must say there is alot of southern hospitality in Alabama. Florida was culture shock because of the rudeness. getting used to it, sadly.

          • Meg1964 says:

            Oh flippy, I hope I didn’t offend you! I spent most of my life in Alabama! We assumed when we moved to Florida, it would be for good. Alabama is actually home for me – my daughter and sister both live here.. so I’m really not complaining. 🙂

  8. tuzentswurth says:

    ” while she was waiting for her brain to interpret her thoughts and convert them into words”…………………….pure gold RCH. Funny dang blog again!
    I didn’t see the show, but Carline looks awful in this picture. Is she still losing weight? She looks thin and pinched, sort of unhealthy looking.

    • I agree about Caroline. I thought she looked unhealthy and older at the reunion. Very different from last season. I don’t believe she lost the weight in a healthy way.

      • marjie says:

        I think Caroline looks slimmer, younger and irritable. Her outfits are getting shorter, or maybe its me getting Jealous/Envious. ::) I want that surgery( me screaming within ).

        • I agree with slimmer and irritable, but I don’t think she looks younger. I think her skin looks loose and saggy and that makes her look older. I know people who have lost a ton of weight with surgery or diet pills and I always think they look unhealthy afterwards.
          Did you try Bethenny’s book?

  9. RHofWhatever says:

    Thank you so much for continuing to feed my NJH obsession! LOL 🙂 BTW – has anyone read the Bravo book Andy put out about behind the scenes of the Houswives?

  10. RHofWhatever says:

    has anyone read the InTouch article with Bright Eyes on the cover? I threw up a little in my mouth: http://www.realitytea.com/category/real-housewives-of-new-jersey/

    • tuzentswurth says:

      What a load of bollocks. So T is 12 in the picture? Then she had an ex-boyfriend who cheated? She states,” I checked his phone, his answering machine”……..like she realized that years ago everyone wasn’t running around with cell phones…… so you know how easy it is to surreptitiously check someones answering machine messages while they aren’t looking…………..

  11. RHofWhatever says:

    Anyone catch this comment by Bright Eyes and her trainer in her new InTouch article?
    “Joe On Teresa & Their Amazing Sex Life – Joe also talks to InTouch, telling the mag he still finds Teresa incredibly attractive, and that they still make love at least once a day. “If she passes out on me, we do it in the morning,” says Joe. “The morning is actually pretty good.” As for what he loves about Teresa, Joe says: “She’s a good mom, she’s a hard worker. And she has a nice ass.” Teresa adds with a smile, “I have to say, an orgasm is a great stress-reliever.” And no, we’re not making this up folks.”
    ….I think I threw up a little….

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Ewwww

    • nathania says:

      that is the grossest thing I have read in a long time. And Teresa does not strike me as someone who has frequent orgasms but as someone who desperately needs to.

      • marjie 75 says:

        Eww, dont they ever think about the nation reading their books. My 12 year old reads this crap at the grocery store. No more.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      those who have to talk about their “sex life” so much likely aren’t having much of it…. IMO Teresa talks about it so much because Joe may be wandering and she doesn’t want the other woman to think she is the only one getting all that Juicy goodness (now I am going to vomit)…..

      • marjie 75 says:

        Yup, she is divulging too many details that need to stay within the 4 walls of her bedroom. She obviously isnt getting enough!

  12. tuzentswurth says:

    I really hope the Guidice’s request to discharge their debts via bankruptcy is denied! Liars and scammers! Since T is sooooo marketable and can get all these cover stories on mags, I hope they have to repay EVERY CENT!….or go to jail!

  13. TT in OC says:

    Finally a new blog, I have been checking everyday.

    I missed the first part of Dr. Phil and only saw the “racial” part, but I guess I did not miss much. Your blog recap is much better anyway.

    I am watching RWoDC. Stacie is very smart to ask the Salahis for paper to prove funding before any property showing.

  14. There is a Ann from Washington posting on Lynn’s blog.
    Could this be our “siennarose”?
    Hmmm…

    Also, I’ve noticed that when people give my blog stars, they go up pretty quick, and then always stall at 12 for a while before beginning to go up again. Could it be that my readers are superstitious?

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Well, is she an asshole? If so, it very well could be our lovely siennarose. A rose by any other name will still literally try to claw your eyes out and stab you with knives on her tongue so be careful.

  15. oopsy says:

    Hey RCH, we missed you! You are always so funny and I like starting the day with a laugh.

  16. WindyCityWondering says:

    Teresa is everywhere and I am wondering if all these media outlets want a “before” article to go with the “after the fall” that is so surely coming for the Guidices…. She is never asked a hard question or one that requires her to be thoughtful or acknowledge the truth of her situation. She is inappropriate when it comes to the inimate part of her marriage, she refuses to give an adult answer for her behavior or the bankruptsy and now Queen Caroline is starting to distance herself from the beast….. The majority of her appearance have been with Caroline (do you wonder if she insisted that Jacq make herself disappear since she is an idiot around Teresa?) and Caroline looks angry to be with her. Teresa’s days as a celebrity are numbered…if Caroline and Jacq aren’t in her corner anymore and Missy is coming on board – does this put Teresa in the role that Danielle held?? Sadly, I can’t feel sorry for Teresa one little bit!

  17. Sardonica says:

    I missed Dr Phil yesterday, in fact luckily I ‘miss’ him everyday, but I knew I would enjoy your blog more than the show. You always deliver the laughs and the truth. Thanks!

  18. May says:

    Lol! Great blog! I Dvr’d and just watched the whole show. It was pretty pointless. I’m hollering laughing at you comment of Teresa’s brain not being able to process the thoughts to come out fast enough! Omg…funny! As far as the show, I don’t feel any of these reality shows make any community or race look bad. We have Keyshia Cole and her crack head, foolish mama on BET. They DO NOT represent the whole African American race or affect how I see or think of them. Snooky, her crew, and Teresa and hers, excessive cursing and bad behavior don’t represent Italian Americans. Just as the trashy caucasion americans seen on various reality tv do not represent them. If your mind is so bottled up that your opinion of a race is based of what you see on TV than that’s your issue.

  19. Madeline says:

    RCH…fantastic post. I have become a stalker…lol…just love, love, love your blog. This recent post was priceless. You are hilarious and as a previous poster stated, you should be getting paid for this.

  20. Crystal says:

    RCH, I found your blog by accident but am so happy I did. You make me laugh so hard! Keep up the great work 🙂

  21. Jeana says:

    I totally agree about the total waste of time! I can’t say snooze fest because of all the yelling over each other the guest did! Who could sleep. I’ve only watch a couple of episodes of Dr. Phil (thank GOD!) and won’t be watching anymore. I did notice that if you don’t agree with Boss Lady Caroline…she will cut a beotch!! What was up if the 2 “real” HW of NJ? All the HW in NJ and that’s the 2 that Dr. Phil picked (not Tree or C the random chicks they filmed at their home in NJ)? YIKES!!!!

    “Wwwhaattt, I’ve neva seen nottin’ negative/bad about owha show, only Jerzy Shore.” Ain’t that right, Carolyn?

  22. AngryOldMan says:

    I laughed out loud and I NEVER laugh out loud. Not because I have taste or anything, I’m just jaded and sad. So THANK YOU. The part about Teresa in the airport and animal control made my day. THANK YOU.

    • I’m glad I could make you laugh! Stick around and maybe you can become HappyOldMan? 😀

    • emily says:

      How great is it when you start laughing out loud and realize no one is around.
      If you want another good laugh, I love to laugh at blogs where the author posts all the ridiculous google searches that led people to their blog.
      Check these two out:

      IBBB: http://bit.ly/b9v9Rv (he writes about Rhonj and MTV shows Jersey Shore and Teen Mom)

      Real(ly)OldHouswife: http://thereallyoldhousewivesofmanateecounty.blogspot.com/2010/09/freaky-friday-here-there-and-everywhere.html

      Some of the things people will search for will have you choking on whatever you’re eating/drinking so beware!

      • Thanks for the links. I know about Really Old Housewife but I had never read that other guy’s blog before. Pretty funny stuff.

        • emily says:

          He is so great, his Teen Mom blogs are my favorite.
          Do you get those stats as well, where they tell you what people searched to get to your blog? I would love to see them… 😉

          Also, while I got your attention, your photo recaps are amazing, and I know that takes a lot of time, so basically, you are amazing as well!

          • Thank you! 😀
            I never get interesting searches! Every single one of the searches that lands on my page is either my name, Melissa Gorga, or some combination of Teresa/Joe/Giudice/divorce/drunk driving/love child/girlfriend
            The number one search at the end of the day usually ends up being “Teresa Giudice Divorce”
            I don’t remember ever having a funny search on the list. If one ever pops up I’ll let you know.

            • Tam5115 says:

              My favorite pic of yours has to be the one of Caroline when Jac and D were hugging at the reunion. “Is this bitch seriously thinking for herself right now?” OMFG, you know that’s exactly what Carolown was thinking!

  23. oopsy says:

    When I read where you crossed your fingers and said a little prayer and wished on a star I almost peed I laughed so hard!

  24. BKAamia009 says:

    Hey @putyourhairup I LOVE YOUR SARCASM , YOUR EDITS If we were neighbors we would be BFF’S you are SO DAMN FUNNY. (love the Teresa comment about her being let lose from her cage) U ROCK!

  25. TT in OC says:

    Dear RCH, are you going to blog about RHoDC? I know you are not very thrilled about this show, but think about your fellow readers …. pleeaase.

  26. Anonymous says:

    you are so hilarious!!! i am so glad i found this blog (i was trying to find out more about the RHNJ and i found you!!!) omg you are AMAZING
    i have checked up on almost every other day and have read ALL the blogs (everything NJ) and the comments and i just LOVE it
    you are amazing – you REALLY shud b getting paid for this

    my thoughts (though not all) on RHNJ
    i dont know why the manzos are friends w teresa except for the show
    i think jaq is quiet smart and knows how to munipulate
    teresa is a good person at heart but really a dumbass who went into excess due to the show
    danielle was portrayed as a who-ah but she really isnt and is only looking to be loved and hugged

    albie is really good looking but i do think he has/had a speech impediment or has a transparent tongue piercing.. chris makes me laugh out loud – lauren i think has a good head on her shoulders – i think caroline is a good person but has scripted herself into the role of “i will protect you” cause she realises the price of fame and i think albert is quiet a decent guy and so what if he has mob connections? really..
    i watched the dina-tony manzo wedding – he def works really hard and prob spends a lot more time at work but hey he wants to make sure his wife can spend and be happy and wants to provide everything materialistic + love and whats wrong with that?
    lexi seems smart but like the type of girl who would be a bitch and someone else would get blamed for it/do the delivery

    christime seems like a biatch but she def is model beautiful and her younger sister seems to state the obvious more often that dunyell would like
    dunyell seems like she’s been hurt a lot and just really REALLY wants someone to love her (and thats my opinion of the lesbian thang) and really if prob anyone else was put in her shoes they would in my op end up in the same place – i think she’d b decent given the chance

    the guidices – have no class and i have absolutely no theory of how anyone could end up like teresa except that maybe that what happens when you add excess spending + husband not telling you you are in debt + trying to prove to the piblic/anyone watching you have the money when you actually dont/ think thats the way “high” society acts when they dont
    joe seems like a hard working guy but obviously the only thing he’s been working on is on skeem-ing people
    (have NO clue how “old school” parents brought up a child like her)

    kim g – go away
    and take your stupid drunken “cousin” w you

    i really want to see melisa on the show; teresa in the pizzeria while trying to get the kids to do their hw; jaq in a scene w other people than stupid Trashley or Kim-who; caroline with her own storyline except her kids although i DO understand if they are in fact her storyline (i do laugh out loud during the ham game) & do respect her trying to protect her family; want to see Jaq use her brain and prove she has one cause im sure thats how she got chris (really like him) and actually really like all the husbands (they havent said anything stupid so far and seem pretty decent – yes yes even though they all have “mob” connections)

    im also really hoping somewhere in the next season danielle appears out of nowhere and surprises us all and causes more (made up/exagerated) “drama”

    anyway
    i LOVE your comments
    LOVe your blog
    basically cheking in eveyryday
    keep ’em coming – you make my day

    (oh and future commenters please dont be mean about hairy people – im an electrolsist and i have head a lot of heart breaking stories – put yourself in their shoes or if you refuse to imagine how you would feel if it were your daughter – its like, in my opinion, making fun of someone for having a birth defect)

    love the blog
    love the wit
    cant wait to read more!!

    • marjie says:

      Good point never saw the houswives helping their kids with homework.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed my blog! Thanks for posting and welcome to the discussion.

      I think it would be awesome if Danielle just popped up in the middle of next season. Although if Melissa is everything we hope she will be, I don’t think we’ll miss Danielle.
      Please don’t be offended by the “hairy” comments. It’s really nothing against hairy people, it’s just against Teresa because no one likes her. I don’t consider it the same thing as a birth defect. It’s a pretty simple procedure to remove the hair, if Teresa chose not to get some free laser hair removal while she was on her scamming spree that’s her own fault.
      I’ll tell you the truth, in season one when I didn’t hate her it didn’t really bother me. But now it’s like the only thing I can see. I think Teresa gets what she deserves in the insult department. Beauty truly does come from within and you can’t walk around behaving like a monster and then expect people not to pick on your about your looks. It’s not a nice thing to do, but it’s human nature.

    • Tam5115 says:

      “dunyell seems like she’s been hurt a lot and just really REALLY wants someone to love her (and thats my opinion of the lesbian thang) and really if prob anyone else was put in her shoes they would in my op end up in the same place – i think she’d b decent given the chance”

      I’ve felt that way about D since day one, but for some reason, you made me think of something. Have you seen the movie, Monster? The one about Aileen Wuornos. Towards the beginning there’s a part where she has spent her last 5 dollars, she has nothing and she agrees to go home with a woman she met in a gay bar. The voice over is her saying that if God has something for her, she needs it now… or to that effect. Everyone needs love, ya know?

      I really, really, really hope the best for D. I hope she finds some happiness with Lori? Laurie? can’t remember how it’s spelled.

  27. Anonymous says:

    i really want to see teresa in the pizzeria
    caroline trying to dodge the teresa-debt questions
    jaq prove she is a decent mother/person
    and melisa prove how “above” she is all

  28. Larue says:

    I missed the first half of Dr. Phil, too. But from what I did see, I noticed a distinct difference in Caroline’s body language from the way she usually presents herself. Someone alluded to this in an earlier post.

    I think she was trying to humble herself in front of the panel of smart, accomplished, and truly sophisticated people. As a rule she behaves like she is above everyone else and is bossy and bullish. On that pannel she was so unsure of herself that she barely said a word.

    She was lacking her usual confidence and know-it-all attitude.

    I really enjoy your site.

  29. marjie says:

    Thanks RCH for a good blog. I wake up whinny , irritable read your blogs through the day and have a good laugh and calm down , look forward each day to reading your blogs.

  30. Need a Hobby says:

    OK, jus bringin dis ovah heah. Apparently (reportedly) both Betty White and Caroline Manzo are tired of Teresa’s shit. OK, I just tossed Betty in…have you seen that pic of her with the caption on the web? http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilsonh/2929260387/

    This link was posted at Lynn’s:

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-nj-housewife-caroline-manzo-tired-teresas-drama

    A number of you astute observers of the Ho’wives previously noted T’s digs at Caroline in her blogs & comments, and other stuff. I don’t read their blogs except when RCH posts and eviscerates them here. Good times. 🙂 Anyway, Jenn Sale has a post up on this “breaking” news:

    “Turns out, Radar Online is back to reporting old news during a slow week, because the headline this morning is about Caroline and Teresa hating each other. Well…um…duh. This is not news, people. Go back and read the blogs. The pass-agg digs began months ago. From what I hear, there was an epic exchange between the two before filming the Today Show a few weeks ago as well. ”

    Full article at Chicago Now with Jenn’s comments on Danielle’s alleged Wealth TV gig:
    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/reality-zen-with-jenn/2010/09/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-news-round-em-up-one-at-a-time.html

    • Haha!
      I really hope my prediction that Teresa will be the new “Danielle” comes true.
      Also, I am still convinced that Caroline’s “I shave my face to exfoliate, not because I have hair – I’m not a monkey” statement was a dig at Teresa. I think the editing guys knew it too and that’s why they showed Teresa’s face on the screen while Caroline was saying that.

      • Jeana says:

        RCH,
        I thought the same thing! You KNOW T’s camera crew has to keep cotton balls in their ears so they don’t have to hear that nasally shit she spews! Her producers know the gossip and play to the few that can pick-up on the sarcastic correlation…then, of coarse, deny it!

        Juicy Jo-Jo going to jail gives a whole new meaning to JUICY! “Boy, you got a pretty mouth!” Wow, did I just say that?? Look what twitter has turned me into!
        @LuvToLoveU

    • Sardonica says:

      This blogger wants a week without reading about the NJ RH. He must have a life or something. What about meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Well of course Caro and T on twitter deny there’s any rift between them. They’re probably “fine” since they don’t do much together except for the show anyway. And then Mama C’s mainly in her kitchen thinking of new checkered shit to put there and stocking up on munchies for Jac.

      And natch I wanna hear more about the alleged blow up before they were on Today Show. If T don’t watch out, Mama C will be playing the ham game with her.

      OK of course Caro wouldn’t. She’d just be all “T, blood is ticker than wattah and you are not my fambly. Enough said. Send a truck ovah ta pick up your silverware, jewels, cash, and we’ll speak no more of it.”

  31. Sardonica says:

    RCH…of course they at Bravo are playing us. I will go with it if they will continue to feed the RH monkey on my back. Maybe I should nickname mine mini-t.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Oh, my little arboreal friend, that is indeed juicy. Who really expected Joe wouldn’t drive at all during his license suspension? Radar should post the doc if it’s public info. But he’s not actually named on the doc? There has to be something that documents it’s him if this indeed for reals. Case #, something.

      “A judge sentenced Joe to ten days in prison and Joe is expected to begin his sentence next week. According to the document obtained by RadarOnline.com exclusively, he was also fined $1,000 and his license is suspended for at least another year. Oddly, the court action document does not list Giudice’s name. Sources tell RadarOnline.com that the reason for the jail time is because Joe drove with a suspended license.”

  32. Larue says:

    Caroline always included Teresa in the “our family is thick as thieves” crap she spewed. Will she be throwing Teresa out of the family now that she’s mad at Teresa? And what happens to her relationship with Dina as the godmother of the baby?

    I can’t remember which site I read it on but it has been reported that Teresa has been in bar brawls and beat up a few girls when she was in high school.

    Laughing my ass off that Joe has to do a stint in jail!

    • Caroline can’t throw Teresa out of the family. They all agreed at the reunion that Dina’s Godmothership binds them officially as family for all of eternity. Caroline totally screwed herself. Her whole “image” is protecting the family to the end no matter how horrible and disgusting they are. She can’t back track now without admitting to being a hypocrite.
      Haha. Can’t wait for next season. It is gonna be great!

      • Tam5115 says:

        Caroline’s biggest problem is Jacqueline. Teresa may be a hot mess but she doesn’t challenge Caroline’s authority. Jac sometimes just thinks for herself, goddammit. You know that drives her nuts!

        T’s little passive/aggressive digs at C aren’t anything to C. she most likely views those as she does her children’s or Ashley’s rebellion. Now Jac, holy canoli… gotta nip that in the bud!

  33. Larue says:

    Oh my god that’s funny!

  34. lori024 says:

    I actually felt bad for Caroline because, even for those who may not be Caroline fans, I would think you’d have to admit that Caroline has never exhibited shameful behavior. Her children are all polite, hardworking adults. It seemed to me that Caroline was defending Teresa’s actions, while Teresa sat silently. I thought the type of behavior being criticized was the table flipping, chasing after other adults, screaming obsceneties (on National TV, even worse), mishandling of finances not due to the economy or job loss, but because of wreckless spending….in other words, none of the actions of Caroline.

    On somewhat of another topic, it amazes me that neither Caroline or Jacqueline were ever angry at Teresa. Caroline, for being lumped in with the bad behavior, and Jacqueline for Teresa’s starting the fight that got Ashley involved. In my opinion, while Ashley’s part is a whole other conversation, Teresa CLEARLY started that ugly melee, and her “dancing” away from the car in the parklot back to the Country Club, along with her disrespect to the Police Officer just exacerbated her poor judgement.

    Anyway, just my opinion….

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Jac has to own her behavior in the me-lee that got Ashley involved. Jac’s involvement was the biggest green light she could have given Ashley.
      The police officer should have arrested T for her behavior toward him and his “investigation”.

      • lori024 says:

        Yes, you have a point that I completely missed…I had forgotten about Jacqueline also yelling at Danielle on her way out of the Club….

        • And remember when Jac was lecturing Ashely about the “unbeweavable” comment and Ashley said that it was Jac’s idea and she was there when Ashley was typing it and laughing about it? After that Jac had to admit that she was a part of it and did find it funny, although she never copped to coming up with the idea herself.
          Jac is no better than Ashley and I am 100% convinced that that is why Ashley has such an attitude whenever Jac tries to be the mom and discipline her. Because it’s all fake for the cameras and Ashley knows it.

    • I disagree. The way Caroline behaved at the meeting with Danielle and at the reunion as well as her defense of the hair pull was completely shameful. She showed her real immature mean girl colors this season.
      And while I think her kids seem like happy nice kids, I wouldn’t consider them hardworking adults. They all still live at home. Albie failed out of school (not buying the “learning disorder” bs), and they had to practically force Lauren to go to makeup school and you know she’s only doing it as a temporary thing until someone marries her. And Chris talks about opening a stripper car wash but instead of actually doing it he parks cars at daddy’s business.
      I like her kids, I really don’t have a problem with any of them, but let’s not give them too much credit.

      I agree that the whole country club thing was Teresa’s fault and I don’t understand why Caroline doesn’t blast both her and Jacqueline for dragging Ashely into their mess. Teresa started the fight, but Jac dragged Ashley into the drama from the beginning and clearly encouraged Ashley’s internet taunting and overall negative behavior. Caroline uses “loyalty” as an excuse to stand by, excuse and support negative behavior. That is shameful imo.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        Nail, meet head!

      • lori024 says:

        Thanks for your reply! You, too, have a good point regarding Jacqueline that I completely overlooked…I agree that she has sent mixed messages about Ashley’s involvement with Danielle…

        I still disagree, “somewhat” re: Caroline’s children…I think the “stripper/car wash” MUST be a joke, and think that Chris does more than simply park cars. For Lauren, I looked at it like she needed a dose of self-esteem to follow a career. ..and I’m not at liberty to discuss why I believe Albie as done NO wrong…..also….Caroline was one of how many children? I, too, do a RIDICULOUS amount for my “adultish” children, but I grew up with a sick mother & never had one do for me…no excuse….but I’m sure there are worse things than doing too much.

        Anyway…LOVE different point of views….thanks for taking a moment to comment!

    • Tam5115 says:

      “I would think you’d have to admit that Caroline has never exhibited shameful behavior. ”

      I respectfully disagree. I think that everything she said about Ashley and the hair pulling incident was shameful. She claimed A did the wrong thing for the right reasons? Huh? There was no “right” reason to do what she did. If C wants to be the big boss, the “mama” of all, she should be fair and not biased. I have always said that the biggest lesson my parents ever taught me was that when you do something wrong, you must face the consequences! They made it clear that they loved me no matter what… but if I deserved punishment, so be it. You take that punishment and you learn from it.

      It’s pretty clear to me that C will judge everyone outside of her circle and try to protect those within it, no matter what they have done. The very fact that she tried to get Danielle to drop all charges against Ashley, just proved to me that she didn’t care about what was just, she cared about protecting hers from any consequences. That’s not admirable to me.

  35. lori024 says:

    Oh for the lawd’s sake, I am my own worse pain in the keister….I did NOT mean to imply that I know the Manzo’s or have ANY inside info regarding the Manzo’s…so I’ll just spill,,.I have a child with learning challenges, and spent years with her having a complete day at school, and then spending another 6 hours at night to reteach her in the way that she comprehended the material……A true challenge…..and for Albie to have graduated college and get accepted to Law School, I believe was QUITE an accomplishment.

    I’d never make it 2 seconds through torture for information, would I? Just saw the way it read, and didn’t want to mislead…..

    • I’m not saying anything against people with actual real learning disabilities. I’m just not sure I believe Albie has one. The only thing he said in regards to his learning disability is that it’s hard for him to comprehend things and he has to read the same thing over and over again before he gets it.
      That doesn’t sound like a disability to me. I am the same way when it comes to things I’m not interested in. If you put a law book in front of me I could read a paragraph 10 times and not be able to tell you what I just read. School was the same for me as the way Albie described. I had to read over and over and over before I “got it”.
      But put Lynn’s blog in front of me and I read it top to bottom and relay a detailed report of everything she said. I think people confuse being totally uninterested and bored by a topic with a disability.
      I think Albie just wants the title of lawyer, I don’t think he is really passionate about the work.
      Maybe there is more to it than one they showed us, but from the explanation I’ve heard so far I’m calling BS on this one. Also, the fact that Caroline refused to name his “disability” until Andy practically forced her hand by saying it was dyslexia and forcing her to correct him. And in the end it turns out that his horrible disability is ADD? Seriously? Not buying it. Sorry.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Caroline didn’t seem to know what the problem was with this disability…….You Lori024 (the one of little resistance to torture, lol) know exactly how your child struggled and you have worked and done everything possible to help. It wouldn’t come out of left field while your child is in grad school that she failed 1st semester. That is why I call BS too.
      (You’re too sympathetic, we like to bitch about these “woman” like they can do no right 🙂

      • Tam5115 says:

        Yeah, I’m not sure I buy the learning disability deal either.

        • Meg1964 says:

          I didn’t buy it from the first time it was mentioned. Why not say what his disability was from day 1, and hopefully get support for it? They had an excellent way to bring attention to the cause, etc.

          I agree with RCH…. I’m the same way if it’s something I’m not interested in.. and that’s probably the same thing Albie has. If he truly has reading comprehension problems, and it’s a true disorder, I personally don’t think he would be able to competently represent anyone as a lawyer. He’s not going to be able to remember the “boring” case studies.

          Another excuse, by another NJHW. I’m sick of the liars from NJ.

      • lori024 says:

        Oh lawd, you crack me up….but you are right…..the diagnosis comes early if you are lucky and takes YEARS of hard work to get through, but believe it or not, mine has now learned the tricks, IS interested, and is excelling in college…different hours, subjects she’s interested in, willing to to the work….

        The only thing I wish I could share with any other parents struggling, is that the test public schools give….they say, is subjective….budgets are tight, and they’d rather label your child “borderline”, than give them the help they need, It may have been ten years ago, but somehow we come up with the money we need…it is IMPERATIVE to have your child tested independently, at say, Children’s Hospital…REGARDLESS of the cost…and the waitlist…..

        They taught me how to teach her….if that makes sense, I could become what the schools could not/or would not provide.

        • Tam5115 says:

          Kudos to you! Seriously. You helped your child and that’s what we moms do. My daughter is wicked smart… but when she was in school, it never failed that if she had an essay to do, she wanted me to write it for her. She had a steady 3.8 GPA, but she just wasn’t interested or challenged by essays.

          When I was in school, math was my downfall. I not only didn’t like it, I didn’t get it! I understand that is ridiculous… math is the steadiest of subjects, it is what it is and it’s always the same. Didn’t matter, and to this day, I still don’t get it. LOL

          On the other hand, I read when I was 4. That would be 1966. No 4 year old was expected to do anything but pick their nose. I see now with my granddaughter that she’s in preschool and although she’s not expected to read, our kids are expected to be more advanced than we were. I couldn’t deal with numbers but I could read circles around anyone in my class and beyond… several classes ahead of me.

          I guess what I’m trying to say is that I would not claim to have a learning disability just because math is a real problem for me. So, I kind of feel that Albie saying he has a problem understanding what he reads… but was NOT diagnosed with dyslexia or anything beyond ADD (which I have family members with that and ADHD and they are smart, book smart, can apply themselves) is a cop out. I don’t believe that ADD is a learning disability… and I have hands on experience with it.

          • marjie 75 says:

            I am no expert at this. But, as a a part of the infinite fans watching RHoNJ this is my opinion: There is no way a mother/father does not know what learning issues their children have/has (in COLLEGE) unless its nonexistent.
            Its ok to Fail in school Caroline. Just give him the support he needs to start over.

  36. Need a Hobby says:

    “DWandM” on Lynn’s blog posted a link to a page with a clip from Dr Phil’s Show in which after one panelist mentions Italian contributions to the world such as Da Vinci & Michaelangelo, Teresa helpfully adds, “Picasso, Versace, Dolce Gabbana, pizza.”

    T should follow the axiom, “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”

    Pablo Picasso, Teresa? Really? Do you have a recipe for Guernica in your cookbook too? Moron.

    Note: I have no problem with people not knowing cultural references. We all have things to learn about a lot of stuff. But publicly being a pretentious pretender, that that’s the problem. And I apologize to folks with real intellectual challenges. That too isn’t the problem with T….she doesn’t care to know, to bother to learn and give her pretensions some real foundation because she thinks she’s already hot shit and can lord it over others.

    Scroll down on this page to #4 for the video: http://m.jezebel.com/5641105/10-things-you-may-have-missed-on-tv-this-week/gallery/

  37. Need a Hobby says:

    Jenn Sale’s take on the “Juicy goes to jail” story:

    I love this whole “family feud” thing going on right now, because the Hatfields tawwwk to Hack Job Rob over at PopEater, and the McCoy’s blab all day to Radar Online, which makes my job of snarking on these people that much easier.

    But here’s where it gets “juicy”…

    Nobody knew about this because court docs were sealed and the last name was left off of them to avoid those pesky FOIA thingys we in the media use to get court and arrest info.

    However, a little birdie chirped to Radar Online, and they were able to be found. Hmmm….who would that lil’ birdie be? A new cast member? An old cast member? Both?

    It’s too early for me to start digging, but that’s where it stands now. Realistically Joe’s not gonna do more than 5 days because that county counts good time on sentences.

    Complete article at http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/reality-zen-with-jenn/2010/09/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-news-joe-giudice-sentenced-to-10-days-in-jail.html

  38. Mary T says:

    For those of you who want to hate on Teresa & her financial situation…….read this…
    http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/2010/09/life-style-exclusive-danielle.html

    • I really hoped they filmed it for one of those repo shows. Lol.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        I wonder why the court took control of her finances???

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Yeah, there’s info missing from that article….what court, when, why?

          I’ve always thought that Danielle was the one skating on thin ice financially, regardless of her showboating. She’s been trying to parlay her RHNJ notoriety into an income, but I don’t see her earning really big bucks from it so far to sustain the kind of lifestyle she wants.

          But as far as we know, she’s yet to achieve the G’s level of conspicuous consumption and debt.

          • Danielle was being sued by her divorce attorneys for non-payment this past year. Perhaps that was it.

            Actually, I had assumed the Range Rovers were part of a Bravo deal since it seemed all of the housewives were driving one. Maybe the dealership wanted its car back.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Danielle being a deadbeat doesn’t make T & Juicy any less of a deadbeat couple.

  39. tuzentswurth says:

    RCH, I was scanning over Lynn’s blog and saw “Jeepers” who is apparently the letter writer Ann and you asked if she was siennarose. Still no answer but the way Jeepers wrote….seems familiar. Why so many names? I like Lynn’s blog but honestly, so many replies, no coherent way to find follow-ups and now there seems to be so many touchy people who just want to argue……..I don’t want to be that invested, I come to enjoy the fun.

    • Meg1964 says:

      Same with me. I enjoy reading Lynn’s blog, but I rarely comment because it’s so difficult to keep up with new comments. I actually figured there was a method to it, but I was too dumb to figure it out. I’m happy to see there’s no trick to keeping up with new comments.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        I have no idea of any methods, someone mentioned that you could search for a specific poster once and someone asked how but it never got answered, so idk, I’m clueless. I enjoy Lynn’s blog but don’t have time to read the many hundreds of responses! This is a great format, RCH does a great job…..and she is always funny, never angry w/o humor.

        • Need a Hobby says:

          You can use the “find” function on your browser to search for a term, name on the page. That’s true for any web page. On Firefox it’s under “edit” in the top bar. May be also located there for Internet Explorer, I haven’t used it in a while. Opera browser also has a search function when viewing a web page.

          I do like that RCH has this blog set up so you can see who most recently posted and where.

          • tuzentswurth says:

            Thanks so much! Wouldn’t you know, I use Chrome, but I’m sure I’ll find the similar situation.

            • I use Chrome too! I was a loyal Firefox user for years and just recently switched to Chrome and I love it so much more!
              There aren’t as many options but it’s smooth and fast and doesn’t ask me to upload a new version every other day.

              • tuzentswurth says:

                I was a loyal firefox user too, still like it, but Chrome is sweet! The options are under the little wrench in the upper right corner, is that what you mean? Chrome is just nicely streamlined.

        • Tam5115 says:

          I have commented at Lynn’s and I do enjoy her blog a great deal. I started posting here because I felt more included (no offense to anyone) I just never felt a part of Lynn’s “family” over there. They really do seem “exclusive” at times. and I know they don’t want to be seen that way.

          • tuzentswurth says:

            It is just so dang busy over there. I get lost and can’t find anything. She writes a very good blog, I just can’t keep up with all the responses. More humor here imho, and you just gotta love RCH, she’s got a gift!

    • Thanks for checking for the answer. I was going to go back and check but I lost my spot on the page and didn’t have the energy to try to find it again. Lol.
      I don’t know if it’s the same person, but it’s seems like an awfully big coincidence. How many slightly nutso Ann’s from Washington can there be on housewife blogs?

  40. Meg1964 says:

    Hmmmmm… I just read some of KimG’s tweets. That idiot is a waste of skin. She actually believes TaraGnephew on Twitter is the real Tara. What a dumbass.

    • Haha I have to go check that out. Did you see her tweets to the Situation? She kept tweeting asking why he didn’t answer her. I tweeted to her that she has to put @ItsTheSituation if she wants him to see her messages, but she continues to tweet to him without actually directing the messages at him. What a dumbass.

      • Meg1964 says:

        YES! I saw those tweets too. Someone PLEASE school this dingbat on twitter. I am not a twitter guru, and besides, I don’t think she knows how to read her mentions.

        Someone in this pathetic loser’s life needs to help her!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Real Old Housewife on her blog has a press release from Kim G’s honorary flack, Tom Murro. Among other things, it claims Kim G is signing a deal with a producer & will pitch a reality show to several networks. What’s more interesting is some of the comments from people who claim to know Kim G/family.

      http://thereallyoldhousewivesofmanateecounty.blogspot.com/2010/09/lady-gaga-and-kim-granatell.html

      • Thanks for the link. There were some interesting comments there. I find it funny that they all write their comments to Kim, as though she is going to read them.
        I was wondering what Kim’s friends and family thought of her behavior and I’m relieved to see that people are very unhappy with her. I was beginning to think everyone in Franklin Lakes was crazy.

  41. justine says:

    Question. Is Kathy Wakile related to Gomez Adams…from the Adams Family?

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