Caroline Manzo

Caroline explains why she didn't want to be the face of The Brownstone Sauce.

on Jul 15, 20120

I’m happy to see Kathy pursue her passion for baking by bringing it to a different level. I’ve been lucky enough to sample quite a few of her desserts, and I can say without a doubt that she is the real deal. Hopefully you’ll see more in the coming weeks. The only problem is as I watch, I want! Maybe I should place an order with her next time so I don’t have to deprive myself. I also like that she went old school and started at a neighborhood ice cream shop that’s familiar to us all. We went as kids, and we still love it to this day. I wish Kathy the best of luck; I hope she remembers to keep the samples coming!

The Fancy Food Show was a lot of fun, and a lot of work! Nothing makes me happier than watching my boys work with my brother and my nephew, Joe. They’re an excellent team that compliments each other. I can understand Chris’ concern, and I’m right there with him. Work hard and play later. However, I did enjoy watching the boys have fun. What Albie said is true; they have been traveling non-stop and busting their butts to get BLK out there. As a matter of fact, I’m sure we’ve even met quite a few of you who are reading right now at a BLK tasting somewhere along the way. If you have been to one, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. It’s also true when Albie said they haven’t made a dime. All the money has been going right back into the company, and they’ve been working for pretty much nothing. Times have been rough, but the reward has been worth it. The BLK booth was gorgeous and Chris was right when he guessed that they would be busy. It was chaos, but a very good chaos. Chris, Albie, Christopher, Joe, and Gianluca knocked it out of the park, and I was so happy to be there and watch it first hand. Check out their website (www.blkbeverages.com) to see where it’s carried in your area! P.S. you can also get the BLK t-shirts there too.

319 comments
misty11
misty11

I could write a book about worse things and here they are going on tv and blabbing almost everything. So much for family!

georgiagirl23
georgiagirl23

Wow, what a hypocrite you are!  You won't discuss YOUR family issues with Dina -- yet you jump in on Teresa's family problems and pile on with malicious joy!  You smirked your way through the entire WWHL show, sitting there defending your statements as if you were anointed by God himself to pass judgment on the lives and marriages of others -- it was simply dreadful!!  You were watching over Jacqueline like a hawk when Teresa was talking to her at Kathy's little "cookie party" -- it was just another example of how you have manipulated J to not be T's friend all season!  For those that might have actually believed that you just happened to "show up" at Jac's the night of the ambush -- I believe that your actions at Kathy's dessert debut should leave no doubt in anyone's mind that you have been controlling J all season long!  Why, Don Caroline, would it have been so horrible for J & T to have remained friends?  Can you see now how much they both were hurt?  Does that make you feel good?  You also ruined the show for everyone!  Clean house, Bravo!  Find some friends that T can shop, laugh, and talk about "bubbies" with!!

KrissyB
KrissyB

I totally 100 percent agree with you. If someone even insinuated that about her, look out.

romsx9x
romsx9x

If you're sooooo over Teresa, why were you front-row-center during her skit on "Celebrity Apprentice"?

 

Also, I agree with jenna41, "You clearly need a break from this show."  Actually, we, the viewing audience, need a break from you!  Your holier-than-thou negativity has gotten very  tiresome.

Leopard_Man_
Leopard_Man_

My jaw hit the floor when you started talking about Teresa and Joe’s marriage.  That was one of the most inappropriate, vile, hateful, unkind things I have heard in some time.  Your smiling during your prediction was truly disturbing and cruel.  I pray that the Giudice girls will never hear what you said.

 

Jason Kelly

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

Caroline Mazo, you slipped. You made an epic mistake. When the fans figure it out, you will be in an even worse state than you are now with them. Last month, there was a rumor that flew around EVERY rag magazine outlet (radar, reality tea, examiner)--,ALL of them. The rumor was "Teresa hopes her husbad goes to jail so she can make money off of a book she will write" I went back and counted, and there were eleven articles. They ALL say the same thing, that Teresa is planning on using Joe's jail time as a chance to make more money, and that she's looking forward to it and that she plans on WRITING A BOOK.  Each and every article has the same five sentences about it, and the source is listed as "a close family friend."  On this last episode we see you in the talking head's bit saying that very thing, saying vary sarcastically that Teresa will want to show the world how strong she is and that she will write a book. You even had the audacity to finish it with "You heard it here first." Here's the kicker: You taped this last year, and these articles were fed to these rag magaines/online outlets last month! You called these very magazines that you have accused Teresa of using, and you fed them this info. This is proof and everyone now knows. What a scummy thing that was to do. Teresa's girls will read these someday, and you will stop at nothing to make BLK work. You have become so "dark". Got news for you, it's not gonna.I had no idea you have sunk THIS low. You need to leave.

karen9822
karen9822

Why isn't your new blog up yet. Is it because you are ashamed of what you said about Teresa's marriage. You should be ashamed of yourself and I mean be very ashamed.  You have reached a new low of ugliness and I didn't think that was possible.

lizzie5409
lizzie5409

Really? YOU really had the poor taste to say that T would end up divorced and write a book about it? That's a new LOW! What is wrong with you? There are 4 children involved and you smile in the camera and say "you heard it here". What is wrong in your life that you need to spew such venom? I will watch on DVR from now on so I don't have to be subjected to you. God help us all that this will be your last season. Too bad you didn't get T on board with some of your products, you would have success like she has! Jealous much? I'd say so. How's your radio show?

Sam64
Sam64

Someone called in and asked why you keep talking about Teresa and you said that you don't and the show was taped a year ago and you haven't talked to her or know what she is doing. So why in present day go on the Bethenny show and talk about Teresa? I think because you would have nothing else to talk about. Why not just be happy for anothers success, rather than trying to bring her down? You also said you were 100 percent Italian on Andy's show. If that is true why wouldnt you have said that when Teresa kiddingly said you were 1/16th Italian?

Jerseygirl2
Jerseygirl2

So...Joe is "going away" and you know this how? Your CRYSTAL BALL? Once again you showed your true colors, GREEN! On WWHL you were live, not taped and you still couldn't back off your nasty, angry self! I just don't know what Teresa did to you? Became successful?You have changed and it's hard to watch you anymore.

jenna41
jenna41

You looked beautiful on wwh sunday. I wish you looked beautiful from the inside. You have completely lost yourself. You clearly need a break from this show. You say you have to talk about Teresa b/c you are on a show together but that is not true. You could stay focus on your family. You are only hurting yourself.

MelindaK.
MelindaK.

Caroline is so predictable, and I wish everyone can see through her bs.  She thinks if she s,tarted bashing Teresa last year, especially with Joe Giudice's legal troubles that people would automatically turn on Teresa.  She also wanted to make sure that if Joe should go to jail, that if she said it was all Teresa's fault, and then Teresa tried to write a book or get a spinoff, that she could put a stop to that by saying what she did in the episode where she tries to say Teresa is to blame for everything and she has no conscience or concern for her husband.  Caroline can be proud of her comments and stand by them, and think she is quite the woman.  Just when you think Caroline or her family can do or say anything more disgusting, she did.  Teresa has more than proved that she loves her husband, and is supporting him no matter what.  Teresa has never said one disparaging thing about her husband, despite what we have seen him do or say on camera.  Caroline is just trying to make her look as bad as she can, but she is doing more than that.  Caroline is actually trying to do harm to Teresa's reputation and her ability to make money.  Manzo believes that if she sets up the negativity ahead of time should Joe Giudice go to jail, that she needs to prevent Teresa from capitalizing with a memoir or her own show.  Caroline Manzo can't stand the success Teresa already has, and is determined to make sure she doesn't have anymore.  If Teresa's cookbooks make the bestseller list, then what would a memoir or a spinoff show do for Teresa in the way of popularity, success, and money?  Caroline is pathetic and her comments and motives are disgusting.  She really is about trying to bring Teresa down.  Shame on her and her family.  The last person that wants her husband to go to jail is Teresa, and many a woman would have left their husband long before now with everything that the couple has been through.  Caroline cares nothing about Joe Giudice and his troubles.  Caroline Manzo, her husband and her family (Lauritas), feel they are far superior to the Giudices, and cannot stand the popularity they have gained from the show.  The Manzo/Lauritas were supposed to be the break out stars of the show and get rich with all their other business ventures that developed from the show.  However, Teresa''s popularity has enraged the Manzos, and Caroline is now willing to say and do anything to harm Teresa and her reputation.  If there is anyone without a conscience, it is Caroline and Albert Manzo, with the Manzo children and Chris and Jacqueline Laurita following in their footsteps.  Maybe they should spend more time looking out for their own business interests, instead of trying to destroy someone else's and maybe they would have more success.   

rockinrobintil
rockinrobintil

You reached a new low with you prediction of the marriage of Joe and Teresa! Whether it would be true or not, that was something you should have kept to yourself!

KrissyB
KrissyB

Caroline needs to back off of Albie. I feel like she suffocates all three of her kids.

BravoPrincess
BravoPrincess

Wao congrats you no longer have a radio show and now you call yourself a fortune teller Lol.You want to talk about Teresa's marriage ending really she unlike you never said anything bad about your marriage.You are so bitter how dare you do that.Insulting her and giving her advise at the same time to show her girls ( girls that you don't care about) how strong she is.Thank God you don't have radio show anymore.I say congratulations cause you and Jacqueline got Chris against Joe Gudice.The same thing you did with Danielle you kept telling him she is no good until he gave in to you.Why you did that cause that was your way to control Jacqueline you used him yuour brother.Im no fan of Danielle but you do have influence over Chris he would listen to you before he listens to his own wife how sad. Chris is acting all wounded is Bs he always was cool with Joe until jacqueline began her twitter rants and she herself spoke to all who could listen to her nasty comments about Teresa and Joe.So what are they to do stay quiet and not say anything is bs.

valgal62
valgal62

NO! NO! NO! I didnt hear it from you first, I read the exact thing in a tabloid last year. Wonder how it got there. You ladies must be growing a garden, with all those seeds you are planting!

JerseyG
JerseyG

You hit a brand new low, even for you Caroline.  

valgal62
valgal62

WWHL I dont follow it, but I want to comment on someones marriage. How dare you! Seriously bravo for my own health, I am going to have to distance myself from this show. I have never seen such a horrible attack on one women in my life. First her family and then her friends. A year later they still continue with the hate, and the sad thing is, it is all over greed.

Sam64
Sam64

We get it....You hate Teresa....god only knows why because it has not been known from this end. Why must you wish the worst for her? That is so mean to wish divorce for anyone. Your true colors have sure been shown this year and they are as black as BLK water.

j1217
j1217

I have always found you to be a great mother and a rather fair woman. I think that you are very loyal and trustworthy as a person and that you expects the same behavior from your friends and family. Whether Dina is speaking to you or not, is not the issue when it comes to Teresa and your friendship. I find it interesting people don't see that Teresa is using yours and Dina's fighting as a deterrent to deflect the situation off of her and make it look like you must be the bad person since your own sister isn't talking to you...well if we really stop and count all the people that Teresa isn't talking too, there has to be a reason for that. She is currently on the fritz with every single person on the RHONJ. And rather than people think that maybe there is an issue with Teresa and that everyone on the show is right about her, they instead think that you are such a leader and master manipulator that everyone else would disregard their own opinions, ruin friendships and family situations because that is what Caroline wants? What people don't realize is that they are sitting there thinking that you are the master manipulator, while they are all the while getting master manipulated by Teresa. 

 

Teresa's explanations are always one sided, she is never in the wrong, and she can never apologize for doing anything, sincerely. She is always defensive of other people as well as always puts the blame on others. Whether people think that Jacqueline went over the line when asking Teresa about the tabloids, Teresa shouldn't have become defensive. A real friend would have said, You know I appreciate your concern, but the tabloid stories are not true and here is why, but I understand how you might be worried if they were to be true. Instead she became overly defensive, and ended up getting caught in her lies. I am also sure that there is more to the story than the tabloids, just as there is with yours. I don't understand how people don't see that it wasn't the 'joke' in the cookbook that pissed you off, but the lack of sincere apology. Teresa never said she was sorry for what she said or if it offended or hurt her. She gave a lame ass apology with an even lamer excuse as to how it was supposed to be a joke. Regardless of it was or not, your 'friend' is obviously hurt that there was not only no heads up but also that you said it in the first place, so why not just say you are sorry. That proved to me right there that Teresa really doesn't care about anyone else's feelings, only her owns.

 

Caroline, you are a strong, independent woman who understands that you don't always have to be the popular one in life. You know who you are and you are true to yourself which is more than anyone can say about Teresa. I really admire how strong you have been this season, from your honesty to the mean and nasty comments from Teresa fans. I also really admire the fact that you opted out of being the face from the Brownstone sauce. I thought that that was really loyal, thoughtful and considerate to how your husband's family would have felt. I really love the fact that you didn't demand to be the center of attention. It was really respectable.

 

I also don't know why people are saying that you are jealous of Teresa's cookbook career and that is why you made the sauce and why you are filming scenes of BLK. I have said before and I will say it again, everyone throughout the Housewives franchise all have the same opportunities as everyone else. Anyone with a brain who has seen the shows and I am sure everyone on them going into this situation knew that business opportunities would arise from this. We saw it on New York housewives and on Orange County housewives. Everyone could have immediately began working on projects to be showcased on the show when they figured out they were casting and I am sure some women did. So what is to be jealous of? Everyone on the housewives thus far is SUCCESSFUL!! Everyone has money aside from the public bankruptcy issues with Teresa. It just doesn't make sense why people think that just because you don't get along with or have a different opinion that you are jealous. That is the same thing people say about Tamra and Alexis or Heather and Alexis on OC or Jill and Ramona on New York. IT IS NOT JEALOUSY OR BULLYING IT IS A DIFFERENCE IN OPINION!! Those two words are thrown around every episode in every city of the housewives and its obnoxious and annoying. They are all grown women who knew what they were signing up for.

 

 

coloitalian
coloitalian

I think you might want to research the meaning of "passive aggressive".  I was saying directly what I meant.

randie
randie

I'm so glad you're on WWHL this Sunday... As i will be traveling,  I was afraid i was going to miss a good show. I'll just DVR RHNJ and skip WWHL. 

SpaghettiKitten
SpaghettiKitten

I hope Joe Giudice lays the smack down on Albert - off camera.

Rtljhill
Rtljhill

I like Caroline! She is honest and speaks her mind, there isn't anything wrong with that!

misstina14
misstina14

 I like Caroline.  She's calm and honest!!  Much better than the drama queen that can't remember one story from the next!!

Jstellmama
Jstellmama

I agree with Jerseygirl2.  You and you're family should practice what you preach. You're so hypocritical and negative.  No fun to watch anymore with all your gloom and negativity. 

VAnative
VAnative

After this season I hope all of the RHONJ take a step back and review their handy work.  None  of you escaped criticism.  Their is a good reason for that.  Something is really broken here and it's not all on Teresa. Teresa can be unforgiving and can live in an alternate universe for sure. Jacq has completely gone over the edge with her insane tweets/blogs against Teresa and the fans.  Revealing confidences is a big no no.  Melissa/Kathy were smart this season and  toned down their attack and let Jacq/the Manzo's do the dirty work. The Manzo's came out slinging a double scoop of mud. I'm sure the family is great but now your clan seem soo  petty, angry, and  insulting.  Most of us have ended friendship and I hope we ended it with a lot more class and maturity.  Last season reunion you swore this season would explain why you turned into Sybil with all the blood and guts. You missed the mark so now you claim it's because we don't know all of the background. Caroline we know UGLY when we see!

rhoseagoville
rhoseagoville

I love Caroline and her family!  I can relate to her.  She and I share a lot of the same beliefs and I am all about my kiddos just like she is.  Wishing  you and yours all the success in the world, Caroline!

CadenceMichaels
CadenceMichaels

If you check out Carolines blog at the beginning of the season up till now you will see she changed her tune when people started calling her out for her B.S and started trying to be nice while all the while she has been going on talk shows still bashing Teresa. The woman is a walking contradiction.

Jerseygirl2
Jerseygirl2

Now I get it....you didn't like the cookbook Teresa wrote because it has a receipe for sauce and your sauce had not come out yet....just sayin!

Jerseygirl2
Jerseygirl2

TWO sets of sandards! One for your family and one for everyone else! Just sayin!

biancala
biancala

 @lizzie5409

 I love how everyone is soooo upset over things that are said by certain people-when-THEY NEVER SAID THEM!! Listen to what people say! then go on your little rants and quote them accordingly! I hope Caroline is on FOREVER!!!

biancala
biancala

 @Sam64

 Thats not what she said! The first thing she did say was "because Im on a reality television show & thats what I have  to do!" then she said the rest of what you said - she said! And that is actually what she said FIRST! Sooo why would you leave that part out? Plus isnt Teresa still talking about it all as well-and getting paid to talk about it???? Plus...she NEVER said that she doesnt talk about it-dont add your own words!

georgiagirl23
georgiagirl23

 @divauta Also, divauta, I agree with you there, if Caroline feels that T had treated her badly, then she doesn't have to continue to associate with her -- you're right about that.  But where she crossed the line is that she didn't just not associate with her -- she did everything in her power to bring her down!  She bad mouthed her CONSTANTLY to T's own family and best friend!  I was just waiting for the newspaper headline that T had been found at the bottom of the east river wearing Louboutins with concrete heels, like a real mob hit housewives style!  "Don Caroline has spoken!"  Now THAT'LL teach anyone to dare question Caroline's Italian heritage ever again!! 

georgiagirl23
georgiagirl23

 @divauta I love this new "like" feature on the blogs -- whenever someone comes on here and posts a positive statement about Caroline, and there isn't even one single like, it's like I'm hearing crickets chirping in the background after I read the post!  Love that the majority of the viewers see Caroline for what she really is!  I don't mean any disrespect to you, divauta, and I hope you take my comment in the good-natured way it is intended -- I think that we the viewers should all be able to agree to disagree on this one and keep it civil!  I guess I just think it's funny when the viewers show so clearly that they are on T's side!  Your positive comment for Caroline didn't even get one "amen sistah!"

georgiagirl23
georgiagirl23

 @j1217 Holy cow!  Ever heard of the word "pithy"?  Look it up!  This should be a blog comment, not a college dissertation!  I'm exhausted!

MomLeader
MomLeader

 @j1217

 I couldn't disgree more. it is extreme jealousy, and this was a contived, planned attack on The Guidice's because of her overwhelming success. Yes they all have succeeded getting products out there, but the other ladie's endeavors are NOT working! Can't you see the desperation? My god, it has a pulse! Of course we realize they all want great success like Bethnny but they aren't getting it, only Teresa is on her way and what they have done since to get her "out of the way" is deplorable.  It HAS been "JEALOUSY" and "BULLYING" and I don't think those words have been thrown around. They are accurate! And sure Teresa is having a problem with "all the other ladies" because the "other ladies" on this show want her ruined. It's crystal clear. And I'll throw the argument back at you. If 95% of the fans ALL SEE THROUGH IT, how can ALL the fans be wrong and YOU are right. If people would "think" they would figure it out. There were articles in ALL of the rag magazines last month about Teresa "hoping Joe goes to jail so she could write a book." LAST MONTH! They were everywhere and started horrible blogs going that were really ugly for 2 weeks! Well duh! Caroline told us in this last episode that Teresa was going to do that very thing, write a book in a sarcastic, cruel tone, and that we "heard it from from her first." The implication was ruthless and guess what? Caroline taped that talking head bit LAST YEAR, and these articles came out in the rag magazines LAST MONTH. The source in all of them was "a close family friend". Caroline taped this segment telling us all this exact rumor LAST YEAR. So Caroline called the rag magzines and fed them this article. The very rag magazines they have "beat up" Teresa over for "using." Caroline slipped big time!. There is no other explanation and THAT should tell everyone all thy need to know about these other women, and their plan. Just think about it, yeesh.   

LeeLee322
LeeLee322

 @misstina14

 She may appear to be honest but what I notice is that she don't value friendship.  Maybe I need to purchase Teresa cookbook because I'm just curious to know what she said that was so hurtful to the Manzo's family especially her comment about Chris.  Whatever she said about Chris distroyed the friendship between her and Teresa. 

 

I know as a mother you protect your children no matter how old they are and I understand that but I'm assuming it can't be as bad as she's making it out to be to destroy a friendship.

onceafan
onceafan

 @VAnative I think you are Spot on.  Half of being smart is knowing what your dumb about.

CalleyCreed9
CalleyCreed9

Colonitalian,

You seem really desperate and out there. Lighten up a bit, maybe drink some of that blk water or eat the sauce....... Or maybe you already have.....

Malibu-Princess
Malibu-Princess

 @CadenceMichaels i bet your right.  The problem is even Bravo isn't going to stop what they are doing to refilm her....  She may think she is the queen but once again, like every other season, Ms Caroline will come out looking like the bully.....

lizzie5409
lizzie5409

 @biancala You need to rewatch the show Biancala. You heard it here. Just to coin a phrase. The things that have been said all around are indefensible and it's the reason I don't care as much about watching and may stop in the future if it doesn't become fun again.

Loredana
Loredana

 @Annie003 You took the words right out of my mouth, lol!!  Melissa must be the one misstina14 is referring to! 

Ms.Q
Ms.Q

 @Annie003

 Melissa is a manipulator, but NOT a masterful one....she is as transparent as plastic wrap.

georgiagirl23
georgiagirl23

 @Ms.Q You are right about that, but she's got the dimwitted Manzo/Laurita/Wakilie women completely snowed!