Garden Statements

Episode 7: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks the 'Jersey' crew should always speak in a British accent.

Jun 11, 20120

No. 1 - It Gets Better

Another week, another gay moment that brings me to tears. Seriously, RHONJ has become the new face of the "It Gets Better" campaign. First we have Jamie and Rich's vows. I definitely don't envy Rich having to go second. It's got to be pretty tough to deliver your own speech after your partner pontificates on how much he loves you. But then Jamie makes it worse by bursting into tears when Rich starts his vows. At that point, obviously, Rich loses it too and it becomes a full on cry fest. Touching, but keep it together! We want to hear the vows! (This is why I always keep my speeches humorous.)

Then helping to continue the unending river of tears, Caroline takes the stage to deliver her speech. After we get past the mountain of minds analogy (odd visual, I have to admit), Caroline really brings down the house when she talks about Jamie's coming out and how he was scared to disappoint his parents. But both his mom and dad were both just happy he was finally "free" to be himself. Of course now there is not a dry eye in the house.

But hey if you're need to come down from this roller coaster of emotions, just remember that Caroline is wearing a lily pad on her head.

30 comments
mrspenc
mrspenc

If Teresa were removed from this show it would be enjoyable to watch. The other people actually get along with each other and have fun, the only wet blanket is Teresa with her over the top drama.

I'm sick of her irrational behavior, her lying and then blaming anyone that dares to confront her is just painful anymore. Watching a delusional narcissist person that doesn't seem to have an ounce of self awareness is just sad.

Some want her to have her own show, I could get behind that since this show would improve greatly with Teresa gone.

CRSA
CRSA

BRAVO PLEASE now that Melissa and Jacqueline have both admitted in their blogs that Melissa conspired with Danielle about Teresa, make sure this is addressed in depth (you know like the way you kept after Teresa last year) on the reunion and every one of them should be on the hot spot to explain how they find what Melissa did acceptable in any way. Fans of this show deserve an explanation and the pace of the way things are coming out now leads me to believe that it will all be exposed anyway. I can't get my head around the fact that not only did this really go down but that the Jacquelie and Caroline know it and are willing to now only let it pass but to blame the Giudices for being resentful and untrusting of the Gorgas?

M. A. Broderick
M. A. Broderick

Thank you for writing an unbiased blog for once! No Teresa bashing! I absolutely loved Jamie and Richie's wedding. I've seen this episode three times and cried every time when they read their vows to each other. It appeared that everyone enjoyed themselves minus Caroline. Her bitterness has become over the top! Maybe, by the end of the season we will all find out why. Hard to believe it would be over the cookbook comments. What's with Greg? Strange! Melissa and Joey's party out of control! I know they were drinking alot and having fun but poor Antonia when that guy jumped into the pool on top of her. The kids their seemed scared and Joey running and chasing that guy around the pool thank god no one slipped and got hurt. Truthfully, I wasn't impressed with Melissa's song at all. I'm not sure how soon we are at the end of the season and then the reunion but I hope that Andy Cohen and the production crew reevaluate the current concept and direction of this show. I thought on WWHL that Andy stated that this HW franchise idea came from his mother. I would bet that his mom never intended for the housewives to be related (family). Especially if they had some major issues going on for years. Sure it adds lots of drama but hopefully by now you are seeing that as a viewer it's not enjoyable to watch anymore. When the HW's are unrelated at least when the cameras stop filming they can go their separate ways and still have their own families intact. But after what happened when Melissa and Kathy joined it has become too ugly and has affected Teresa's children. Gia will never be the same innocent girl. I heard she was being bullied at school. How quickly everyone forgets that Russel Taylor committed suicide. People can take so much! Sometimes I wonder if the Prodution crew are in their 20's and 30's with no children. Maybe they and the Manzo boys think this is all a hoot watching Teresa and Joe being bashed. They are easy targets! How very sad!

LadyDee3
LadyDee3

Melissa has ruined this show. Plain and simple. Time for a mix-up Bravo. And fast, or you are going to lose a lot of people..........

ViewerJacquelineV
ViewerJacquelineV

As for Jacqueline to think she has any right at all to pick aside in a sibling battle is wrong! She once punched Caroline for interfearing in her marriage . No one should be a part of this disagreement least of all Jacqueline. Jacqueline getting involved did open a door for her to get hurt, she did the cut and run on DanielleStaub and she is doing the same thing to Teresa. These two were never "friends" so them not being friends now is no great loss to either. But i do wish bravo would stop showing the hard drinking Melissa and Joey do as acceptable behaviour, its not. Having an alcoholic sibling is a painful experience and the way these two drink infront of their babies is a heart break. Congratulations to American tv for showing a Gay wedding however it is not ground breaking or earth shattering gay marriage has been legal in many countries and many gay and lesbians have come to Canada to get married. This topic seems to be very political in the USA so it is understandable, its wonderful but not earth shattering.. I have an uncle who has been legally married for 16 yrs it part of life, people to get out of each others bedrooms and worry more about themselves. There seems to be so many busy bodies with all this advice on how to deal with Teresa and Joeys situation when in reality they can't deal with their own situations.

okie
okie

Teresa! Teresa! Teresa! She is the reason we all watch this show! Everyone else is so full of hate.

Viewer trishann
Viewer trishann

I think its time for the Jersey wives to take notes from the OC wives.Last weeks episode of the OC wives was HYSTERICAL!!!!Laughed so hard I nearly piddled.Ladies,get your butts in a rubber raft and head on down the river.I want to see some fun and good times.Just cant take this "Family drama" anymore.Its seriously turning me into HECKEL AND JYDE.

beanie in STL
beanie in STL

Great blog editor. I'll tell you the ONE thing that has aggravated me ALL season>>> WHO CARES if kathy and melissa came on the show or not? When asked at the reunion, they said Teresa DID know ahead of time (but DID NOT like it!) SO WHAT???? Is it the "world according to Teresa?" I guess it was melissa's and Kathy's fault that juicy did some REALLY stupid things and the fallout of all that (like his wife HAVING to sell stories to make ends meet) is their fault too! I guess it's kathy and Melissa's fault that Teresa makes absolutely NO SENSE when confronted with her LIES?!? I guess it's also their fault that Juicy is a COMPLETE MORON to his wife and her family and friends!!!! I'd really appreciate it if you'd print this... mine never seem to make it thru.

Sherri in sc
Sherri in sc

Let me start off by saying I am still crying about this wedding it was beautiful. For those of you who think Bravo is biasis to the Manzo's please read the blog comments it seems like a Teresa love fest and a Caroline stoning. I have to say that I give props to people trying to deal with Teresa, I just dont understand how she reatioanlizes her comments and stays so strong on her oppiions. The therapy is for she and Joey not Melissa, I just dont understand why she can not get that in her head. How can she think she has done nothing wrong, she is the problem, the things she says is putting a wedge between her and her brother. Who in there right mind would be interviewed by a magazine and not know what they are writing, if that is true than they could print ANYTHING

maria89
maria89

LOVED that Teresa and Joe are finally having fun!!!

viewerRHfromLI
viewerRHfromLI

The wedding was absolutely beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Jamie and Rich did an unbelievable job! I thought Teresa's attempt at a British accent was pretty darn funny! What I didn't like was the nastiness seething from Caroline - especially on this beautiful day! What gives? I just don't get it! Then you have the trashy Jersey Shore party going on in conjunction with the wedding - talk about black and white - that party was trashy - since when did the RHONJ turn into "Jersey Shore"? I'm all for having fun, but children were almost being trampled on in the pool. I really disliked that horrible scene - these people are mid 30's to late 40's - come on!! Gosh, do I miss the "old RHONJ S1 & 2". Ever since the relatives came on, it's difficult to watch. With that said, I loved watching the wedding!

Viewer212718
Viewer212718

Skip the cursing though- no matter what the accent they speak they can not show any class. I guess this is the Teresa show because I can not find any other story line. How about next year you get people on the show who support her and want to have fun instead of whining and angry bullies.

pammy62
pammy62

Beautiful wedding, love Jaime & Rich. Bravo PLEASE get rid of Caroline & her motley crew, Melissa, Jacqueline & that CREEPY Greg. All are bitter, pot stirring hypocrites who make mountains out of mole hills for the drama. It's gone on for way too long, enough is enough.

cehemise
cehemise

I just watched the video teaser for next week's show, in which Teresa and Jacqueline argue about grudges and dirty tricks. It is beginning to make sense now, what happened right before the last reunion show.

We know Teresa carries grudges--big time--and actively works at "getting even." After watching this excerpt from their argument, it makes sense why Teresa came after Jacqueline and upset her so much she could not do the reunion show. Teresa was just getting even, plain and simple. It seems to be a way of life for her, and anyone she envisions as having wronged her. Apparently, trying to hold Teresa accountable for what she has done is enough to trigger a jihad.

Someone asked why the other ladies don't simply sit down and talk to Teresa. "That's" why.

SunnyAZ#1
SunnyAZ#1

It's obvious from the editing of this show that it has become so biased. You obviously love the Manzos. No mention of the completely tacky behavior at the shore house. I had to check the channel and make sure that I wasn't watching Jersey Shore. Won't be watching next Season or the Reunion. Since Melissa and Kathy and family joined this show it has gone to a whole new low. And I thought Danielle was the lowest it could go. You all must be so proud....

cehemise
cehemise

Great blog! I liked the "mountain analogy." I thought it was really quite clever and perfect for the occasion. I, too, was impressed at putting together such a "together" wedding in such a short time. Kudos to the guys for such an incredible job. Not a detail was overlooked.

I've been reading lots of the new comments, and find a theme in many of them. So many posters think the other ladies are bashing Teresa. That perplexes me. I thought Caroline put it well about style--Teresa presenting a story, then running before anybody else has a chance to respond. And, that's it, really. The other ladies are all doing double time to catch up, present their side of things, and take offense when what was said about them was wrong. That's not bashing, that's responding, and being mad about the untruths at the same time. It must get so darn old to have to live like that.

I doubt that anybody would have anything at all to say about Teresa, if she didn't constantly stir things up, then run. That would drive me nuts, too. But, I digress.

A big "Thank You" to Bravo for portraying the wedding with style and grace, and respect. Jamie and Rich are both such graceful, sophisticated, lovely men. I wish them all the best and am so very happy for them.

Ruby2
Ruby2

How is there no mention of that horrid Gorga party? Did you miss that part of the show?

Viewer90210
Viewer90210

Well of course you don't want to get on Caroline's bad side, that would be her butt and you're in it constantly! Oh and how funny those Manzo kids are, really? I thought Joe's comment about Lauren being the unsinkable Molly Brown was the funniest moment of the night! Get with the program people love the Giudice's!

Glad to read you didn't at least bring up that travesty of a party those other morons were having, or that god awful song Melissa screeched out and tried to call it music!

Isabel Garrett
Isabel Garrett

NEW CAST RHNJ 5 Here is my suggestion for RHNJ season 5 : Teresa Giudice/Sheila Giudice/Penny Drossos/Rosie pierri and Kim D. We are tired of the family feud! We want the fun!

Whoa!!
Whoa!!

No mention of the shore and Kathy's Butt??

Elizabeth in NO
Elizabeth in NO

Can't Bravo or Andy Cohen spring for some grammar lessons for Teresa? You might want to throw in a "Current Events" class for her too. She is, without a doubt, the most painful to watch out of ALL the HW series.

Patronista
Patronista

"Lily pad on her head." Best. Comment. Ever. (I am easily amused.)

Koopla
Koopla

Teresa makes me laugh on every episode! I loved how Jaime and Rich were so vulnerable with eachother and on national tv too! I even teared up! I think we all are starting to see who should stay on the show and who should leave. I really think Lauren meant it when she told Joe to go f*** himself ewww.

SATXviewer
SATXviewer

OK which Manzo is ghost writing this blog? LOL

KC Viewer
KC Viewer

"We really were not speaking to Teresa at the time of the christening." That is a direct quote from Melissa's first blog in Season 3, when she first started filming. REALLY! Who joins a show like this when you clearly admit there is a rift in the relationship? So EVIDENT Melissa and Kathy had/have an agenda. Now they are just mad that they've seen no success in tearing Teresa down- she's only become more successful... without them. #getyourownlife!

take it like a Man-zo
take it like a Man-zo

Seriously, Please stop with the Manzo love fest! They are mean. They are mean to each other, the are mean to other people. They are mean. Caroline pick, pick, picks on people and the cries when somebody picks back!

TooMuchYL
TooMuchYL

This show is so hard now. I used to enjoy Sundays so much---the ladies were just a hoot, and I became enotionally invested in their lives. My husband thinks I'm crazy! My whole gorup of friends enjoy the RH's chain but we are no longer watching Jersy. I'm not redaing the ladies blogs this week, or the commenting as per usual. I came on to see if and what you had to say. We won't be watching the reunion either. It will be more of the same. I am a Teresa fan, and I cannot stomach it a moment longer. I'm sorry to ditch Teresa, but we just can't invest anymore, it's too disturbing. Like another viewer said, I will continue to support her $$$ with anything she puts out there. NOW, the storyline is big bad Teresa doesn't wont to make it better w her brother. Anyone with a working brain cell, will not go on and on about that. We can see that even though her brother's wife came on to ruin Teresa, she still wants to have a realtionshop with him someday. I can't say that I would after he told the cameras in a deliberate act what she said in a private conversation just to further their "cause." That's the key, the "cause" is, and it's black and white, to take Teresa down so Melissa can have a storyline and plot on this show w the added bonus of a singing career. They showed no mercy and if I were Teresa I would never forgive them. How could she evr let her kids around someone who would do that to theire Mommy, and even if they make "nice" Teresa will always remember what they did and they will never be the same. So sad, and all on their heads. not Teresas. Why on EARTH would Teresa go to therapy where you have to be completely hones for it to work with her brotehr? Why? Joe has proven that he will use anything she says against her, so why do it? She would have to be a fool. He'll use it again, she couldn't be honest in therapy. Melissa said, "Joe tells me everything" so there ya go. ALL of this is jealousy and those women have not mined one bit helping Melissa to just pummel Teresa because she was the breakout star. It couldn't be more obvious and it's really disheartening that Melissa will be back next year. I can take Jaqueline, I just think she's misguided. Jaq's last blog goes on and on about her family being so much better because they too are estranged from their sister, like Teresa and Joe are, but at least they want to try. She wrote that is the main difference between thir families, that at least they want to try! Well, I hate to tell you Jaqueline, but your family is EXACTLY the same. Dina doesn't want to try. YJaq wrote herself: "Caroline has reached out to Dina, but Dina has not responded, what more can one person do?" That is exactly where Teresa is right now. Your families are the SAME. We just don't know what you guys did to Dina. We know what Joe did to his sister. So is Jaq saying Dina is just horrible like Teresa for not trying? If Melissa is back next year, we will not be watching. Fortunately, we love the Bev Hills RH's. AT least their hen fights are harmless, and not one perosn is being chewed apart by family. We need a Melissa break! Forever....

wrongagain
wrongagain

Will you stop saying "The queen". It's "England's queen". She's nothing here, we do not bow our knee to anyone.

bonnie bluebell
bonnie bluebell

There is a quiet, though resounding force of fans that still love Teresa, no matter how much negativity is shown on this show. Her & Gia have more "it' factor than anyone else on the show! Teresa does not seem to have an evil heart. She is a huster & gets out there to make money. I wish the cast members would cut her some slack, since she is broke & just trying to pay back her debt! There are plenty of people that have filed bankruptsy, yet they didn't have a jail time threat, so they ditched all of their bills, & payed back no one. I'm glad to see Teresa & Joe actually trying to pay back their bills. This all happened after she had a large fan base. Now her fans aren't turning their backs on her because of hard times. I personally am entertained by how she is trying to make a dollar. Her cookbooks are getting sold. No matter what Caroline,Jaq, Kat, or melissa say about her, she has got a great couple of cook books!

BravoExpert
BravoExpert

Why no mention of the tabloid drama or shore party? Limo, horse poop & vows was all this blog was. THis blog sucks as usual. Is this Andrew again cause if it is then my man please quit your day job cause you miss the mark EVERY time you write.