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Hello again. Another week has passed, and I have to admit that I’m having a little trouble writing my blog for this week’s episode. I can’t seem to get my mind off the tragedy in Colorado. I hope you understand that our show is for viewers to be entertained for an hour each week, hopefully taking your mind off life’s reality, which can be at times very difficult.
As I sit at my computer right now, the only thing I can think of is how insignificant and trivial our issues are in comparison to what happened in that movie theatre on Thursday evening. I’d like to dedicate my blog to the memory of all those whose lives were taken to soon, and I hope you will all join me in sending the survivors our best wishes in healing both their body and mind. Finally to the family and friends of the victims I wish them strength and hope that one day they find peace in this senseless act of madness.
See you next week.
Are you kidding me? I just started watching these Real Housewives but I've gone back and watched almost all of the episodes of the Housewives shows that I have liked.... Does anyone actually watch the shows or do they just like certain housewives because they just do and make off handed remarks to the people they do like. Of course people like Teresa that is the ages we are in, where a person like Teresa is liked. Teresa has already admitted giving stuff to the tabloids, she has given stuff to the tabloids that her girls should not see she admitted it to Jacqueline, so if your going to get made at anyone for making comments about Teresa and say "oh her poor girls" then you should be saying that on Teresa's blog.
I'm not a judgmental person and the comments in this particular blog has sickened me, I mean really some of you should be ashamed of yourself, I honestly didn't hear about the Colorado incident until Sunday and I get news feeds but somehow I missed this info did anyone even think that maybe Caroline didn't know about it on Friday or maybe that show she was on was pre-taped just like the RH show?
If you want to see someones true character watch what they do when they have lost everything, As soon as Teresa didn't have Jacqueline and Caroline what did she do? She called Kathy to met her for lunch I actually felt sorry for Kathy when she fell for Teresa's "Lets start over" all this woman has done from the day the show started was bully someone, when she didn't have any friends on the show to bully she turned on her own family, now when she doesn't have them, the woman who went through so much drama at the hands of Teresa and her big mouth people actually feel sorry for her?
If Teresa was my friend I would have dropped her long ago, I see Joe and her together and he treats her like crap if that man isn't having an affair I would be really surprised all ways with a "friend" forgot my phone in "friends" vehicle, what ever.... Teresa mentioned those things to Joe so does that mean she put that in the tabloids herself? I mean that is what people are saying right, if you think it or say it then you must have said it to the tabloids and after all Teresa already admitted to giving interviews and stuff to the tabloids! What about her poor girls! I would think that hearing you dad if unfaithful is much more upsetting then hearing your mom might right a book about a woman being strong during a rough time.
I can tell that Caroline is a good person by how her children are, and for 3 seasons her and Jacqueline were the kind of friends I would give my left arm for! I have had friends like Teresa with constant drama and I ended up having to cut them out of my life for my own insanity! Teresa is a jealous, controlling, self absorbed woman who in my opinion deserves what she gets, I don't believe she will be able to keep her family together either she will eventually get Jealous of her gorgeous sister-in-law and cousin! She can't handle anyone else being successful at all and she has shown the green eyed monster many times on the show.
I'm sorry to all of the victims and family and friends of the Colorado incident and I'm sorry if any of them have had to read this particular blog and see how rude people can be, and I'm sorry to Caroline for being accused of being lazy when you were giving your condolences!
I do like you and think you do make sense...sometimes? lol
BUT! You just need to knock it off with worrying about what other people are doing. None of what you have talked about is any of your business! We ALL know your worried about your sister N Law but she can do this om her OWN! GEZZUS!
And this crazy crap that you have a prediction about Treasa, OMG! Are you joking?
Even you, at your age should know better! You just need to worry about you immetiate family (which she is not at this point) Please...for everyone involved....MIND your OWN back yard for a changed. JUST STOP getting in Treasa s* Business!
What can I say I love you. You are honest but remember we all have issues even you. I just wihs as many people could be in your shoes and live the life you all have. But then again, my life is much simpler and true. However, your great. Off to another issue, what wine is really good? Very duh when it comes to wine.
Joejoe: There is some truth to what you say. I, too, think it was not a good decision for them to come on the show and bash her. I just think based on the behaviors I have seen that it was retaliation (still not good) and in response to having to hear Teresa speak publicly about how family was so important to her and the contrary way she conducted herself; we will probably just need to disagree on this as I am sure you are basing your opinon on your intrepetation of circumstances and characters, unless something further comes to light that sways either one of us. I also did not think it was too cool that the gossip went on with the accountants, but I am not sure how close they are with them since they were eating dinner at their house (I have complained about my family members to friends as well, just as Teresa did with hers) and I seem to remember Joe being pretty quiet and defending her on some level, but I could be confusing that with another scene as it does not stand out as strongly in my mind as others.
I think you meant to say, "Lives that were taken TOO soon." Otherwise it was nice to acknowledge the suffering. I hope you mean it when you said that the other issues seem trivial. Please show it or leave the show.
Valgal: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! Danielle was not someone I would really want to be friends with personally, and she had alot of emotional problems, but no one should be treated the way that she was; most painful to watch. In my opinion, when you encounter someone like Danielle, you can either decide you want to limit contact and treat them cordially when you encounter them, or you can try to help them. When you abuse them, it makes them worse, as we saw from Danielle going from season one to two, when she started out just being distasteful and spiraled into full-blown crazy. I can't help but feel that all of the women bear some responsibility in that, and I hope that they can recognize that and correct so that they don't have to answer for it, either in a lesson in this world or in the next.
Before I get jumped, I do remember that the initial issue between Danielle and Dina was that Danielle had said some unkind things about her; but Dina should have either addressed it (especially since Danielle gave her the opportunity when she approached her to bury the hatchet early in season one at Jac's party) or disregarded it. Not saying she had to be her friend, but what she did in response was to cheapen herself. To give her her due, I do think she recognized that, and when the drama was escalating in season two removed herself to avoid making the same mistake. Growth; it is a wonderful thing and what we all should be working for, as well as a little kindness towards others when we see them trying to grow as well.
Annie003: Is that really what you saw? Because what I saw was Caroline following the same gang mentality behavior and treating Melissa and Kathy bad while at the same time trying to help Teresa get a better relationship with her brother (not saying that she did it well and wasn't annoying in her approach; just that she was following Teresa's lead of Melissa and Kathy are evil, but I do want to have a relationship with my brother even though he has done all these terrible things to me but it is all Melissa's fault). Then, Caroline's behavior changed toward the other two, I think because she saw what was what, but because I don't know Caroline personally and she has part of ganging up in the past, I do have to allow for the possiblity that she was just switching sides because of some personal issue with Teresa (that is the problem with not being part of a bully group; even if you are trying to do the right thing, your motives and actions are going to be tested for a period of time until you prove otherwise). I am choosing to believe that the first (good motives) are the reason because it fits with some of the positive aspects I have seen in her character, but I could not argue that 100%
coloitalian It seems to me that Caroline has always been a part of the bully group, or where ever the majority stood.
I was not disputing the fact that it was a Manzo feud; I must have misread, I thought you said "Lead by Caroline", and I was pointing out that it was lead by Dina. My main point, however was that Teresa jumped on every bully team around, as did Caroline. Only Jac has not. While both Caroline and Teresa have displayed behaviors that are distasteful and need to correct themselves, there are nuances. One difference I think between Caroline and Teresa is that Caroline is all about her family and Teresa is all about Tersa. Do you notice that no matter what Dina says and does, Caroline says not one word against her and actually justifies? Is that what you see from Teresa. The other difference is that Caroline is at least able to admit some fault as she did with Melissa and Kathy; Teresa seems unable to do this, even to the point of the ridiculous story she gave regarding waiting outside the bathroom for Danielle being one of a genuine attempt at being cordial.
I agree with you, people should be * Taking Stock of their live's & how happy & lucky we all are ,
SADLY, I FEEL TERESA IS GOING TO USE THIS AS SHE DOES EVERYTHING .
FROM A BLONDE /BLUE EYED SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER ! SHE IS THE TYPE TO USE ANYONE OR SITUATION TO HER ADVANTAGE.
* AND I LOVED YOUR PREDICTION ABOUT HER & JOE AND I AGREE WITH YOU, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THIS ONE.
Sorry, Annie003, just wanted to add one more thing:
Two be fair, in season two, it was Teresa who was leading the charge and escalated the situation (does anyone really believe that Teresa waited outside the bathroom because she wanted to say hello to a woman she despised so much she could not contain herself at the season one reunion) and Caroline spent that season telling them all to act as if she did not exist and was angry when they did not (you will remember that scene, when Teresa was gloating in Caroline's kitchen about what had happened and Caroline cut her short). Again, Teresa historically seems to have no problems with ugliness and trouble as long as she gets to deliver it.
Teresa was DEFENDING her friend (Jac & Caroline)! I don't condone what Teresa did, but that's a fact. When Teresa needed her friends to stand by her b/c of the nastiness that Melissa, her brother & Kathy were spewing...where were they??
amorenomore coloitalian jac & caroline WERE there! From what I remember at the beginning of the last season Caroline & Kathy got into it because Caroline was defending teresa at the christening! And they would give her advice when Teresa came to them about her problems she had with her family. and by the way Teresa is just as nasty as everyone else! "It takes two to tango!" (Carolines voice)
TMVHelloKLover amorenomore Yes, people do tend to forget that Caroline totally jumped on Teresa's bandwagon and has admitted (and expressed regret) that she treated both Melissa and Kathy very badly until she had more exposure to them and the situation and her eyes were opened as to who was who and what was what.
coloitalian But. Teresa was not lying. Her cousin and her husband really did treat Teresa the way Teresa said they did. Same with Joey and Melissa. I felt that Teresa was telling the truth. Those four bashed Teresa every chance they got first season - Richie and Joey leading the charge. They are horrible family members. Who comes on tv and blasts their family member? I know that they were supposed to act like the cameras weren't there. But, what about the fact that they would discuss them with accountants, the Manzos, etc... Teresa was right about her family members.
What was she defending her regarding? That night, the two tables of women were being equally snarky with each other, but Danielle did not do anything to Jacqueline, and you will remember that Jac was angry with Teresa when she did it, which she expressed in the car going home. What Teresa did that night actually caused a whole host of problems for Jacqueline, but she still was supportive of Teresa, outside of her initial reaction in the car. I know that Danielle and Ashly were having a trade in tweet insults, but I truly don't see her reactions being one of defending Jacqueline.
Wow, Annie003! Just popped in to see how much fake "family" BS Caroline was dishing out this week and came across your post. Couldn't agree with you more. Kudos!
@Annie003 @coloitalian When it really gets down to it, what did Danielle ever do that was so horrible to this family? Lots of accusations, and when she would try to explain anything at the reunion Caroline insisted she was a liar. Caroline orchestrated the whole thing, and let the soldiers do the dirty work. No wonder half her family doesnt speak with her. I predict the old Jaq will come back one day, and give her a run for her money, who knows may even write a best seller on the Manzos and all their dirty deeds!
And PS: I predict that some famous liquor company will make Teresa an offer for her Fabillini & then what will you have to say?? Oh, & remember...you heard it hear it first!LOL
Caroline, do you remember calling Danielle "garbage" when you thought she was interferring with Dina & her family (daughter & ex)? Well, my question to you is...should we use that same "term" for YOU because of the horrible comments & predictions you made about Teresa & her family??
mccomby: (I hope I spelled that correctly):
I do like alot of your comments, but to be fair, I, too thought Caroline's laughing at the vicious behavior that Teresa threw at Danielle (literally as well as figuratively). In fact, I kind of thought that her behavior was a little worse because I can understand someone being ugly in a fit of temper, but I have a harder time understanding when someone enjoys it. As I have said before, Caroline is not perfect (although I do think she is good at the core), and I hope some of the ugly things that have been thrown at her will help her grow. God knows I have had to have my share of lessons.
I am not trying to correct you, not my place. I just really do appreciate your insights and wanted to say this for your consideration.
oh, you two have to be Manzo family members...trying so hard to be reasonable and influence our opinions. Won't work! Actions speak so much louder than words. Caroline has been a mean bully to Teresa and has recruited Jacqueline, Melissa & Kathy to be her little soldiers.
Christiann52 macombmommy coloitalian
Christiann52, where is the emoticon of the hammer hitting a nail on the head? LOL! Well said!
Sorry to blow your theory, but I have never been to New York met the Manzos, or supported any of their endeavors nor do I intend to. I don't buy jar sauce even in a pinch anymore as my life is much calmer as my kids are older, and as bad as this makes me sound, I don't drink water; ask my husband, he nags me constantly about it. I don't buy a product I don't really want or use because someone on TV is selling it. I am a big sucker for any kid that knocks on my door though; I have bought enough candybars, cookies, wrapping paper, etc. to have a multi-million dollar fund raiser of my own.
I guess I would have to admit that I would like and try to encourage people to be fair and consider everything when making a judgment, particularly since so many are cruel in their responses. I guess it sets off the same emotion in me that I believe you feel when you perceive that Teresa is being bullied for no reason. I am not wanting to change anyone's final opinon; that would be pretty presumptuous of me. I am more wanting to analyze with people, get their input, and have mine listened to and responded to. I am open to having my views affected as well and there have been a few responses to my comments that have made me look at things again or differently; I appreciate that. You are right about one thing only; I do try hard to be reasonable and fair when dealing with people in every situation because that is what I believe I am called to do as a human being. It is so easy to judge based on superficiality and gut response, but you are often wrong when doing so. So, if what you are looking for is comments that just support your opinion or are an emotional reaction, or a place to join others to express your admiration for someone you really like, that is cool. That is just not what I am looking for.
I WAS KIDDING! Jesh, but your loooong posts don't fit this forum.IMO. I believe anyone can say what they need to say in less than 3 paragraphs. ;-) Your posts are like epic novels. You are entitled to your opinions so just put them out there without having to explain why you feel the way you do.
OMG People! The RHONJ is nickelodeon for adults!! Take it easy with the nasty comments. All we really know about these people are edited, TV produced entertainment.
It is funny to read comments from people who don't get a check from BRAVO, yet have an opinion. Everyone has an opinion so why do you get mad when someone says their's? Right or wrong, its their opinion. As much as I love being entertained by all the Housewives Franchises..I remember it is ENTERTAINMENT. Unless you are in a meeting with the network, you don't know the whole story. You act at though you have never said anything negative in your life. Matter of fact read the posts, you are saying them right now. The only difference is what you said isn't on tv. You can't get mad at how people make their money, again right or wrong. For the record the only team I root for is Team Jesus.
You crossed the line Sunday. What you said about Teresa and her marriage was uncalled for. Do you care that what you said can hurt a family? Do you care that her children could get hurt from the comments that you have made/ I also I find it suspicious that what you said was verbatim in a US article how Teresa would divorce Joe if he went to jail and would write a book about it. Did you leak this story to the tabloids or are you going to twist it around saying it was Teresa.That the only reason you repeated it was because you heard rumors. You are a hypocrite, complaining how Teresa was selling stories to the gossip mags.
I'm sorry if you were hurt by Teresa, but what Teresa said about you pales in comparison in what you have said about her. You need to forgive her and move on. Holding onto this hate you have for her is turning you into a hateful bitter woman. If you let it go, I bet you would feel 100% better. You will feel like a weight was lifted off of your shoulders. Let this feud go. You said that this weekend showed you how life is short and what is important. If that is the case forgive Teresa and move on. You don't have to be friends with her, but you will be able to close the book on this relationship.
Undeserved criticisms I see. Thank you for your honest comments about the Aurora shooting. You said what many people are feeling. I am at a loss to explain how that translates to something negative from you (as witnessed here by other comments). It was a kindness you sent out.
I find you even tempered and spot on in your remarks. The fact that you tend not to be overly emotional does not seem to resonate well with many fans of another lady. I find it sane and refreshing. Let's wait until December and see what happens in the next chapter.
I must give it to you.
You’ve been consistent.
Crabby, Sanctimonious, Meddlesome.
You liked Teresa - for the first 2 seasons.
You found her funny, quirky - endearing.
You only chuckled on the show when she was around.
Bravo showed Never Before Scenes & Interviews of season 1 a couple of years ago. I try not to miss those (Never Before Scenes & Interviews).
They tend to put pieces together.
There, who do we see at the infamous Teresa Table flip?
None other than Caroline Manzo, laughing her head off!
Everyone was stunned at the spectacle - But you!
You were Tickled Bright Pink.
It was the best laugh that I saw you have all that Season.
You find everything about Teresa irritating.
And, are still Crabby, Sanctimonious, and Meddlesome.
We are introduced to Teresa’s Brother & his wife.
New, younger faces.
Fresh and improved versions of Teresa & Joe Guidance esthetically.
They are funny, quirky - endearing to you.
Same reasons you liked Teresa.
Up to this point.
Here, at the close of the 4th season and I see in your face the same irritations you have with Teresa waiting to roar through that mane of yours to the Gorgas.
I bet you won’t do it!
I’ll bet you will just walk away from them.
You have a short tolerance for fun and laughter.
You’re stuck, in Crabby, Sanctimonious, Meddlesome Nastiness.
You've painted yourself into a corner.
I think you have a long comfortable relationship with Crabby, Sanctimonious, Meddlesome Nastiness.
It’s all you know.
Teresa was an easy diversion for you to hide what’s really going on and to release your frustrations without having to be accountable for them.
I saw the plea to Albert to come home and spend more time with you. You’ve waited for 30 years and you feel its time.
However, He has a long comfortable relationship with the Brownstone.
If you’re reading this Albert please spend a few days a week with Caroline!
The ring is nice but she wants your time.
She needs you we need you!
We Need You!
Your comment is one of oddest I've read. The RHONJ is is an edited reality show.....it's entertainment.
Do you know Caroline personally, or is your opinion based off an edited, TV produced entertainment show? I don't know any of them personally, I just find the show entertaining.
ViewerItaliano1 just a comment no need for reverie& no required testing at the finish.the need for a comment was augmented
You and Jacqueline used to be top 2 for me, Teresa was just entertaining and funny to watch. This has changed drastically. I've seen Teresa take a huge blow and although she is not perfect she has picked herself up, dusted herself off and done what she has to do in order to move forward. All the while without speaking badly or disclosing personal information about any of you. I think you are despicable, you use a tragedy to not write your blog yet on wwhl you didn't mention CO and you were your usual hateful self. You are also a hypocrite. Your words ,"That was a line that should have never been crossed" yet you crossed it with gleeful anticipation that what you said may come true. Regarding Joe you said "somewhere there has to be some acknowledgment of what was done", what about acknowledgment about Albert lying in order to get a job with the water supply commission. Since he got fired for lying maybe he should give back the pension he earned and the salary he was paid. Glass houses and all....
To say your behavior has been appalling this season is an understatement. You had no business making such a below the belt comment regarding Teresa and Joe's marriage. Is your marriage perfect? Would you like Teresa making "predictions" about you and Albert? You appear to be filled with such negativity and hate this season. I miss the old Caroline. Maybe its time to move on. This is clearly Teresa's show, and her fans love her! Get to steppin girl!
Thank you Caroline. You were the only one that mentioned the Colorado tragedy in your blog. You are right, a television show is insignificant, and for entertainment. I honestly thought people would comment on your blog about their feelings and sympathy for the victims. I am so deeply saddened by the shooting. My son was in a theater in San Antonio watching the midnight opening of "Batman". I can't help but think how it could have been him, or anyone else anywhere. Who cares about the silly arguments on a Housewives show. It is so insignificant when compared to a national tragedy.
I watch all of the Housewives, and yes, sometimes some of them make me crazy with their antics. But, in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter. Especially when so many people in our country are dealing with much, much more.
I honestly thought that people would put their "housewives" feelings aside and support you in your sending of prayers to the victims in Aurora. I am sending my prayers and good wishes to all of the victims and their loved ones.
Caroline I agree with you. I think your family is class. I hope that you took alot of migraine medicine with you when you all went on the trip out west. I have migraines too and if I had to be around Teresa she would give me one right now. I also think you were correct in your assessment of the state of their union. I respect your opinions and I hope that you and Jacqueline and your families are back for another season. I also hope that there can be some peace for the NJ Housewive's. I know it isn't good for any of you to have the negativity in your life. I know that you have pretty much cut it out of yours. I really feel for Jacqueline because I think she is so sweet and would very willingly give Teresa another and another chance. I also think that Teresa an Melissa are so much a like is why they can't seem to get along right now. I hope that family dynamic can have some peace. It has to be so hard for Joey and Teresa's parents.