Holy smokes... have you recovered from part one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion special yet? We sure haven't -- and even though the 'Wives themselves taped the special almost a month ago, the feelings were still fresh last night judging by their Twitter reactions as they watched along.
With all of the bad blood between Teresa Giudice and the rest of the cast, insults and accusations were flying without abandon on the actual show, and oddly enough, when it came to Twitter, there was something of a truce it seemed, as the RHONJ ladies didn't really attack one another, but more justify the points they made during the reunion. Well, there was almost a truce.
Jacqueline Laurita, who aside from Teresa was the most outspoken and riled up during the taping, threw a bit of a jab towards her ex-best-friend by following up on Lauren Manzo's quizzing about spelling and defining the world "napalm." Here's what Jac tweeted:
Napalm-A highly incendiary jellylike substance used in fire bombs and flame throwers, etc.
— Jacqueline Laurita (@jaclaurita) September 30, 2012
Napalm-A highly incendiary jellylike substance used in fire bombs and flame throwers, etc.
— Jacqueline Laurita (@jaclaurita) September 30, 2012
Lauren also tweeted about the word, but she was mostly just bummed her entire exchange wasn't aired.
Well- there ya have it- I had a lot to say I just wish they showed the nasty things she said to me #RHONJ
— Lauren Manzo (@Laurenmanzo) October 1, 2012
For her part, Teresa was mostly absent from tweeting during the reunion, instead opting for a big thank you to her fans afterwards.
Thank you so much to all my fans for your kind words & support.It means so much to me. I love, love, love you all! xx
— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) October 1, 2012
T's estranged sister-in-law Melissa Gorga also shied away from rekindling the war of words, instead just offering up this little teaser.
WARNING.. Tonight's reunion is Cray Cray.. Just ask @bravoandy;.)
— Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) September 30, 2012
Caroline Manzo, who went back-and-forth between bulldog and peacemaker at times, was feeling the nerves beforehand, and explained on Twitter that her heart-to-heart with Teresa was genuine, but didn't really go anywhere or do anything.
How crazy is it that I know what's coming and I still feel nervous - get ready folks #RHONJ Reunion Part 1
— Caroline Manzo(@CarolineManzo) October 1, 2012
I really tried to talk to T here & try 2 make her understand - got nowhere fast
— Caroline Manzo(@CarolineManzo) October 1, 2012
And in the night's most explosive moment (which will continue into next week's part 2 episode), Teresa's mention of Kathy Wakile's father was just too much for Kathy ... and sister Rosie Pierri, who exploded at the mention of her dad.
Napalm-Let my FATHER REST IN PEACE ! It will be 10 years this NOVEMBER ! U HAVE NO RIGHT !! YPU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO LOOSE A PARENT !
— Kathy Wakile (@kathywakile) September 30, 2012
Talk to us: What did you think of the reunion's first ep? Whose side are you on? Comment below!
-- All I can say is ""Chris Laurita ""is a stand up guy ,the voice of Reason.. Jac is an instigator who played the victim card , Kim D confirmed she was behind the whole setup .. They talked every morning to expose Melissa with Caroline at the sidelines...BEST WISHES To Chris Laurita he really doesn't deserve such madness ..his wife has caused..
Why is it that everytime Theresa wanted to say something she was shut down, either she is crazy or a liar or that never happened. I find it hard to believe that every single word was a lie or made up and Melissa and Kathy were perfect angels. What is going on with this show, I think that it is true, Melissa and Kathy are jealous because Theresa has a great career and they want it. I think Theresa may have said some things along the way that may be huirtful to the other woman but lets face it they all have had thier share of words to say behind Theresas back not just in this season either. Melissa has always been a two faced to her and wanted to turn her brother against her. Well, she did it so Good luck to you Melissa, remember blood is always thicker than water and this will come back to you. Kathy you and that sister of yours are liars, I can see how Rosie turned the conversation of you not wanting to hang with her because she is gay and I believe what Theresa said, I am quit sure it happened just as she said but of course Rosie had to side with you. It is all such BS, you Kathy should be ashamed of yourself for causing all this crap in your family. You all want her off the show but remember she was on first and she is the only one people tune in for, if she goes you all go. Play nice!
@jjmontiel56 Were you watching the show? When was Teresa shut down? She ran her mouth non stop. It was obvious every time she made an insulting remark she flapped her gums so they had to yell to be heard over her incessant repeat phrases. She invites controversy from those around her.
We saw how Teresa didn't want to hear anything the bald guy was saying about Melissa - but Kim sure did. When Teresa claimed that someone had set her up I wasn't sure about the set-up. However, after rewatching the final show it was evident that Jacqueline was a big part of the set up. She claims that a friend told her what took place that afternoon between Kim, Teresa and the bald guy. Since Kim is also friends with Jacqueline and no one else was there who would have heard what the bald guy was saying - Kim had to be Jacqueline's source. And too, Jacqueline was the one who went around to everyone and claimed she knew that Teresa set up Melissa. There is no other explanation for it. Last night Jacqueline was on the attack again and actually said that Teresa had said she caught Joe with a girl on his desk - truth or not - what would motivate anyone who claims to be the poor innocent wanting to understand everyone friend - to even say that about someone she claimed was a friend. But, then again Jacqueline chose to talk about Teresa's financial problems and whether she was going to jail on camera too. Jacqueline has twisted theory of what friendship is all about. I truly thought Jacqueline couldn't get any lower after she teamed up with Kim G (who hired a Private Investigator to follow Teresa's husband) and then went on twitter threatening to post the results. She has, however, reached a new lower than low and has to own that. Teresa, I'm sure, knows lots about Jacqueline but has never disclosed that or tried to embarrass her in front of the cameras nor has she teamed up with others to bring Jacqueline down. I don't even want to undertand what kind of twisted mind would do what Jacqueline has done - perhaps she's around Caroline too much and has become her clone.- that's not anything any normal person would aspire to be..
- Caroline I really don't understand , On the reunion you explained to Teresa that she hurt you deeply while filming with Dina. So she apologized to you..(Did you really except and believe her) As a viewer this was worst than the comment in her Cookbook and you Nailed her to the wall ? Then as Teresa was saying " It wasn't her intentions to hurt you at all"" Quickly the subject was changed, So you never explained the issues with Dina ...The whole season your "Reason for Being a Bully" was its allllll Teresa's Fault !!! Teresa's Evil!! ONCE AGAIN like the cookbook, You attacked Teresa with no valid reasons as TO WHY?? See Manipulation is not a good Quality Caroline? At The "REUNION YOU WERE SALIVATING AT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS...Lost respect for your character on the show..
I think overall you're great and have a great family. You had an off season, just walk it off. You owned it, move on. God bless.
Carolyn you are a bully in every since of the word....you are mean and a terrible mother allowing and encouraging you daughter to speak the way she did last week. You raise her to be just like you...what a shame. i just had to mute my tv just now because I cannot stand to watch you abuse Teresa....You are terrible and I cannot stand to watch you and jacqueline(who used to be my favorite) until she does nothing but play "I am the victim" role....crying constantly then bashing others and you both have such a foul mouth....I just cannot stand to watch you any more....
Wacky Waikile is the world's worst hippocrit for bringing up Teresa's parents, and then being so aghast when Teresa fought back. Kathy I think they cut off part of your brain along with your nosejob. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Caroline I use to like you when the Real Housewives of New Jersey aired. As the shows aired your true colors came out. You are a very jealous, bitter, poisonous person. You seem to have a lot of opinions but your opinions have seemed to rub off on both your daughter and Jacqueline. You try to portray that you take the higher road, but you don't - look at the episode at Posche. You took Jacqueline's phone and tried to stir the pot with Melissa and Kathy. You're like poison and it's spreading. Please do us all a favor and quit the show. I'm not a Teresa fan, but at least she puts it all on the table, whether we like it or not. She doesn't use some excuse like the cookbook to hold a grudge. You are just jealous and bitter of her.
No wonder teresa did not want her family to come on the show....they all have a dark side (kathy, Rosie, Melissa, Joe Gorga, Ritchie)
It's okay for Kathy to call Teresa and Joe's mother a liar and their father a coward yet she blows up if anyone says anything about her father? Reality check please.
JacLaurita oh please get over Napalm. Haven't you ever been taken back and couldn't think or know how to react when being attacked and put on the spot?! Teresa did the right thing by not answering Lauren's question. Maybe Teresa didn't feel the need to spell something on demand. I know I wouldn't take very well to being barked at by a bunch of you know what. Shame on all of you for ganging up on her like a bunch of school yard bullies. Spell grow up already!
debharrington Right! She totally copied and pasted it from a dictionary. When Lauren was interrogating Teresa and demanding that she spell Napalm and define it on the spot.... you can overhear Jacqueline in the background turn to Caroline and say "Isn't that in Mexico??" LOL
viewer99 you are right, he glossed over Melissa's contacting Danielle and didn't call her out on it.
He pretty much did that with everything when it came to Theresa, he never let her talk.
You have to admit...the Christmas pageant dress thing WAS funny..but Theresa was so mean when she said Caroline had rolls of blubber....what? That was downright uncalled for!
Teresa was disgusting. All her personal attacks were uncalled for. She invites others to be critical of her.
EllieJ Give me a break!! They started attacking her the moment they sat down, they are all disgusting, who would want a backstabbing family like this or so called friends that used every word against her..Cowards!! and bullies!! hypocrites and double standards spells all of this. They can dish it out bug god forbid if she fights back to only way she knows.... I hope they bring in a whole new cast next year as this is done...done...done....
When will Andy learn to duct tape Teresa's mouth. She interrupted everyone every time they tried to speak, just like last year.
Teresa has a personality disorder. At a minimum... narcissism and she may even be a psychopath. I am not kidding. She is absolutely devoid of any compassion or empathy for other human beings. She can blame shift like know one I have ever seen..seriously she is dangerous and watching her scares me. Trying to reason with someone like that is impossible. You are wasting your time castmates......she is on a downward spiral and a dangerous dangerous person. Be glad she is out of your lives...
Why would she have any compassion or empathy for a bunch of woman who have done nothing but backstab her all season, talk sh*t and just be mean. I think anyone would be the same. She can not win no matter what she says or does. It seems the more accomplishments, the more the woman start sh*t with her. JEALOUSY IS AN EVIL THING!
Did anyone go back and watch the footage of Teresa and Kim at the salon? Did they see Teresa's reaction and comments? Did they see how it spirled out of control with the help of Jacqulyn and whoever was texting her? Why is it okay for Kathy to call Teresa's parent's names but her's are off limits? AND.. they are Melissa's in-laws too, why wasn't she taking up for them. Don't get me wrong, I'm not club Teresa or anything but she has been SO wronged this time!
My point exactly, Theresa can not win no matter what she says or does, whatever happens to these other woman it is always Theresas fault. It is ridiculous.
@jjmontiel56 @cindykay4321 Your right, it usually is always Teresa's fault. How fast Teresa reclaimed her seat when Melissa took it. Teresa was afraid she wasn't getting enough attention on the side. LOL
Andy, Andy.......of course I love you and I watch all the housewives religiously. I have seen all these women get nasty and say terrible things to each other but never like the new jersey......um.....people. These people (don't want to call them ladies) took it to a whole new level- a very, very sad level. I mean nothing was off limits and by the previews for the next 2 reunion shows it is only going to get worse. Even if Teresa has done all these things they are alleging, I don't care and still like her mainly b/c all the other women are so unlikable. These people are filled with hate and a family is torn apart and for what? It is all so so stupid. My point is- I have always said and heard many others say they watch to escape for an hour with some mindless entertainment. And good entertainment it is, but this has gotten to deep, nasty, sad, high school stupid. I don't want to watch another minute. I think putting Kathy and Melissa on the show was the worse thing that could have happened. Please, please get us a whole new cast- not one of them back. Also, if someone(Rosie ) is screaming that she's gonna kill someone and doesn't care if they lock her up- I think it's time to get her out of the building not put her in the mix. Really disappointed with the whole thing. It's just not fun anymore when you watch and walk away feeling sad, angry and frustrated.
First of all...I think that Andy...You need to remove Theresa out of the mix so that the Ladies could of gotten some words in. It seemed to me, everything something was said whether (in fairness) or not a truth or lie, Theresa would over speak everyone. So nothing could be really heard.
Now with that said, I can't believe that everyone is lying saying that Theresa said this or that. Too many times its been proven that she had, but she still insisted on saying she didn't. I hope when it comes to the part of end of Napa, you nail her on what hubby Joe said about her getting paid for the front page articles she does. Also nail her about was actually said about the Fashion Show. It was set up from the start. In which, she didn't set it to begin with but knew about it. That just shows you were her true loyalty is. And truthfully it is only for herself.
One thing to Theresa....No matter what anybody, family or friend....You should never ever speak ill of a child or a dead parent. That is unforgivable. Kathy and Rosie and even Jackie should never forgive you for what you said about their father and her child. If you were a true friend or loved your family, YOU should've known about Nickie's Autism and YOU should've known when YOU brought in their father in the mix, that was fighting words. SHAME ON U!
I would say something about what being going on with the other ladies, but honestly its been the Theresa show. So I can't say one way or the other but, Congrats Melissa on the singing, Caroline/Lauren and Kathy on the new business venture.
And by the way.....LOVE U ANDY!!!
Jaqueline, my heart just broke when you cried over your baby boy because I can relate all too well. I also have a son with autism and I swear I NEVER thought he was going to talk. He didn't regress- he just had delayed development. He's five now and he tells me he loves me 10 times a day. You WILL hear it from N again! YOU WILL! Never give up hope! (((HUGS)))
Andy, the next time Theresa says she never called Melissa a stripper, you need to show her clips of the show over the past 4 years where she has said those very words to all the cast members. My prayers are with Jac and Chris during their struggles to help their son. I know first hand how soul crushing it can seem at times, and that's when you let the Lord carry you for a while. Get rid of Theresa and her bully of a husband and the show might actually be worth watching again.
This reunion was ugly, just incredibly ugly! It was really uncomfortable to watch.There was absoulutely nothing to separate what we saw last night, from any episode of Jerry Springer that has ever aired. Everyone of those gals, like them or not, sunk down to the same nasty level and even lower in some cases. No winners last night and no sides to take. Even a childs medical condition turned into a side note in this circus of an episode. Nasty behaviour on the part of all of the ladies, you should all be embarrassed. And Andy, you just let em rip .... No mediator here, just the circus ring master. And before any one blasts me for watching, sorry, it's like not being able to take your eyes off of an accident, some times you just watch in shock and awe. I watch all of these shows, my guilty pleasure, but I think one of these will end up getting out of hand and someone will get hurt ... and I'm not referring to their feelings.
Teresa, you looked very lovely at the reunion. Loved your dress! and loved the way that you were the last one to enter the stage that night...It added such a movie star like quality touch to the evening! I just wished the other ladies had worn a gown tooooo...but now I know why you did not want your family on this show...what Iam about to say may offend you but your family Rosie, Melissa, Kathy, Joe Gorga, Ritchie are all dysfunctional, insecure, unhappy, loons......CRAZY, and insane! You are the only normal one! I did not like it that Rosie threaten to kill you and Kathy sat there with a big old grin on her overworked face! Kathy is not from old school, calling elderly people names...is not old school...she was desrespectful to your parents and she did not like it when you turned the tables on her! Sorry...for being so rude about your family but they need help. Please get a restraining order on Rosie!
BRAVO PLEASE FIRE KATHY AND ROSIE AND MELISSA!
Andy, you do a great job, but please do me a favor.. When you mention about these "Housewives" having a "best-seller,"etc., please clarify that these Top Ten Bestseller lists are NOT the same as your fiction and non-fiction listeners go to to find a really good book.. These are "special" categories JUST for people like this.. It is kind of misleading..
Really!?.. Well, that was a circus very interesting and grabbed a lot of viewers I'm sure, at what cost though no housewife showed honor or respect and ambushing a person and calling them names then calling Teresa elementary kid and a bitch is rude and hipocritical! I've lost respect for Jaq,Caroline,Melissa and suprisingly mostly lost respect for Kathy when she dissed Teresa mother in father it was the most hipocritical grand insult! If Andy wasnt there they might have physically fought! I know Teresa isn't totally innocent noone is but they listened to rumors and did ultimately backstab her! Mellissa can't admit her past isn perfect and rise up instead blamming and slamming her fam sis in law when she should swallow her diva and just try for her kids and husband to love AMND forgie be a famiy who cares if you once stripped or not instead of dancing around it damn! God Bless them all though love the show angers me but love it! sincerely ,Chere Nicole of Texas
Remember one thing...You can pick your friends but you can NOT pick your family! =)
@flowers7 I think Melissa wanted the focus on Theresa so she wouldn't have to own up to being a dancer/stripper. I believe she's trying to hide something. I think the stripper/dancer part is true because its been mentioned before. Joe Gorga doesn't want to see what's in his wife's past which is ok. He stands by his wife which he should. I do feel that some of what Theresa says about Melissa is true especially the part about marrying Joe for money. I think Joe is a little obsessed with her but they are married and have a family which are reasons for them to stick together and for Theresa to accept it. I think she's just very protective of her brother and also feels left out of his life. We don't see what goes on off camera so we really can't judge who is right or wrong. We don't know what has happened in these families before the came on TV. All I know is that Theresa can't be at fault for every problem these people all have.
I think this is my last year with these ladies. Teresa needs to be fired and lets start with a new cast. She is in her own world.
I can not believe people are siding with anyone... this is a mess...this show has right before our eyes torn up a family and friendships for our entertainment this has gone to far. This is the only Housewives show that have family members and it is sad. I hope at the end all of this .....the 15 minutes of fame and money is worth it!!! I'm don't know any of them but I am embarassed for all of them!!!!
It was painful to watch. There is a saying "it takes two" and from what I"m seeing, each one of them has played a part in the drama that they are all blaming on Teresa. I have never been a big Teresa fan and definitely am NOT a Manzo fan. But I can see that Kathy, Melissa, Jacqueline, and Caroline all have their moments of jealousy, pettiness and name calling toward the other women, as well as Teresa. How shameful for grown women to behave so badly. Wealthy women who should be concentrating on more serious matters in their lives than trying to out-do the others for the sake of popularity and favoritism. This world needs people who have the means to help others to step up to the plate, and do their part in this world to make it a better place. All these women do is perpetuate hate. And as for Rosie, I can understand her being upset about her dad -- I have lost BOTH parents. But to launch into the tirade backstage that she did was disgusting. The name calling and threats say a whole lot about the kind of person she really is. So unnecessary.
Jacqueline, Caroline, Melissa & Kathy please stay on the show - you ladies and your families are the on reason I watch!
Wow, I could not believe how nasty this all got. Teresa was way out of line and control with her comments and bringing Kathy's deceased father into the discussion. She also brought her own parents into it after saying she never talks about her parents. Caroline even tried to be kind to Teresa and reason with her but Teresa could not/would not listen. I can see why all the ladies were so frustrated with her...I really hope Bravo does not bring her back again next season.
Jacqueline, it is sad that little Nicholas is autistic. It has to be a a very stressful time in your life, but it is not a death sentence. With everything out there regarding treatment Nicholas will be able to function on his own. It takes a lot of patience, but you will see results. My stepdaughter was Down syndrome and in he 1950's there was only two options 1) put her into a facility and forget about her. 2) keep her at home and don't treat her like a "freak" of nature. Thank God my husband chose to keep her at home and she was treated like a human being. I has the pleasure of being her stepmother/guardian for over 12 years. Yes there were days that I wanted to just scream out of frustration, but there were also many, many fun times also. We lost her on April 4th. I still have a broken heart and her death took a toll on her father and his children. I choose to believe that she is free of pain and watching over all of us. She was truly a gift from God and taught me so much about life. I learned that there is more to life then just yourself. So take it one day at a time, you will have less time to think of yourself and issues that use to seem like a big deal. Remember there are people out there with other problems that will make your issues with autism seem calm. You can overcome anything in life if you just open your eyes and embrace the support that is available. With a strong family, friends, etc., participating in Nicholas's care, you WILL see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Andy, For so many reasons I just love you. First I love your tolerance and your acceptance and I just think you are great. With that said, it was very hard to see Jac cry about her little boy. I am the Aunt of a child with autism. To see the child regress and go from loving ice cream and cake and candy to sonly eating chicken and mashed (by hand only) potatoes for four years now. To see them grab you and say I love you one day when they were two to ONLY being able to say "eat" and "bed" now. To ask a child "What's your name?" to ONLY have him look at you through the corner of their eye and have no clue what you are saying. To not be able to touch their toes anymore or hold a fork anymore. To not know what a toy is anymore and enjoy them as a typical child. When they bolt into traffic for no reason completely unaware of the danger. That is the true pain of Autism.
For Teresa to chime in about her healthy daughter at that time as if to compete with the spotlight is simply disgusting. Andy, as bad as I felt for Jac, I felt bad for you as well as I could see you did not even know how to react to Teresa. Her fame and her camera time is so important that she could not even give that moment to Jac who indeed deserves the camera time to at least discuss this terrible disorder that infiltrates so many lives and hurts so many people.
If anyone deserves her own spinoff it is Jac who can maybe use BravoTV time to bring Autism into so many American homes. And America can see how Autism affects so many lives and how Autism can make us better people. It is a disorder which ties so many families together regardless of social or financial status. If one in every six boys has Autism, can you imagine how many families would watch the show. I for one would. Not only because Austim is part of my life, but it may be able to expose so many treatment options and therapies to families who may not be aware of what is available.
For the record, Daniel, my nephew with Autism has helped my whole family recognize how important family really is. He is beautiful, sweet and capable of so much. God bless him and so many children with Autism.
Im an Autism Specialist and so passionate about it and just LOVE the joy, knowledge and perspective the children bring to my life. I just established a twitter account trying to reach out to Jaqueline to offer her personal support but even more to discuss exactly what you mentioned, an opportunity to use her fame as a medium to help SO MANY that dont have the access to therapies etc. We can do something BIG!