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The Fancy food show in Washington, DC was heavenly! I walked around and ate all day! The BLK booth looked incredible! I was so impressed. I am so proud of them. The boys did an amazing job! It's good to have fun, but when it's time to work, the boys understand that it's time to work. They work REALLY hard! You all would not believe how far BLK has come since the filming of this episode. It's now sold all over the country in thousands of stores and in most major retailers like Wegmans, Wholefoods, Duane Reade, Harris Teeter, Sheetz, HEB, Rally's, some Stop & Shops, some Shoprites, some Quick Checks and so many others stores. They recently just picked up some other major chains that I'll tell you about later! BLK is even selling out of the country now as well, including East Australia, Mexico, Dubai, and Europe. I am writing this blog while we are in Canada. BLK is currently sold here in over 30 locations. Check out the BLK website www.blkbeverages.com and read their blogs for updates! Make sure to follow them on Twitter @blkbeverages. They are now selling the BLK T-shirts on their website! We have done lots of studies on BLK, and I can't wait to tell you all about it! Team BLK!
Linda_M: I don't think there was a "one horrible thing" that Teresa did to Jacqueline that she is keeping her mouth shut about. I think that Jac came to believe that Teresa herself was the horrible thing, and she either wanted her to change or didn't want to know her.
I really can't get a firm fix on Caroline; I saw even before the cookbook issue that Teresa was grating on her, and then there was the conversation in which she and her children were talking about how many times we can explain to the people in our real life that even though we are associated with her, we are not like her; if you lay down with sh-- you start to smell comments. I don't think Caroline ever really did care much for Teresa; I think the association was because she was Dina's friend and she accepted her for her sake and also that Teresa made the alliance against Danielle stronger (for her, not Jac). I do suspect that the thing she is most angry about does have something to do with Dina (sorry, I don't necessarily believe Dina for a variety of reasons). The main reason I say that is because the thing throughout the seasons that has remained consistent with Caroline is that anything affecting her family makes her react STRONGLY and her initial reaction was very strong. The other reason I suspect that is part of it is that the one thing Caroline won't do is say anything negative about her family. In fact, the one part of her appearance on this show that I would say is definitely not real is that she covers and spins anything that would put them in a negative light.
Can I ask you something? Having seen how Jacqueline has behaved all the seasons, do you really think she is the type of person to turn on you for no reason other than jealousy or following along? If so, can you tell me why?
Amen, Annie, for whomever that vindication belongs to because as right as each of us thinks we are, only God knows for sure!
I understand your point Annie003; if I someone in my life was a big gossip, I would not tell them anything of importance, either. But I would also not have a friendship with them that "was like family" as that would be hard to maintain any closeness and be the person I spoke to everyday at 8 in the morning. After all, it has been said that it was a one-sided friendship in many ways (which is backed up by Teresa admitting that she felt she had been a bad friend because she had not talked to her at all about Ashley and also that most of the interactions we have seen between the two women over the years have been about Teresa. Do you remember the espisode from season one when Teresa was so angry because she wanted to spend the afternoon talking about Gia and her upcoming modeling career and Danielle interrupted with boyfriend trouble? Do you have anyone in your life that plans the entire conversation for an afternoon in the company of a friend to talk about themselves, unless it is a problem they need to discuss; kinda narcissitic, don't you think? I am sorry, to me, it just does not add up.
Andy said the producers lie at the RHOOC reunion? Regarding what? I don't remember this, and it doesn't make sense, but I will check it out. Did he say that he lies?
Jacqueline, yes the fans are mad, and yes things that are written may sound harsh but what you tried to do and what you had hoped would happen to Teresa and her family is so far beyond "harsh" it's almost tough to even process out here. That's the anger you are hearing.. We all know why you did it, no sense rehashing the same jealous facts. It is what it is, and it was really disturbing to watch. I think your financial crisis in your own home drove you to these actions and I can't believe you and Caroline actually followed through with it. I don't think Teresa will ever be able to erase it from memory. I know I won't. It was mean spirited and I do not belive for a SECOND that ANY OF this has anything to do with Teresa and the rag magazines. After all, it's true that your camp unleashed the story about Teresa writing a book. The viewer is right, it was the excat words that Caroline just spewed out like venom in this last episode (filmed last year) and the story was released last month. WOW, is all I have to say. She does have radar online on speed dial. This is a mess and while Teresa may be sometimes arrogant and full of herself, she had no il will towards you, and you had nothing BUT towards her---all because we embraced her ventures...I think greed and panic drove you to this. Your husband too. I am no longer a fan of either of you.
Love you Jaquline and your husband Chris. Your marriage is solid And so are the other ladies with the exception of Teresa's it painful to watch her and Joe is dysfunctional all the way
Jaquline please don't beat a dead horse Teresa is not worth it Joe and Teresa are both so negative you and Chris don't need that. You two have a great relationship. Teresa and joe just have dysfunction I hope it changes.
Been there….with "friends" who will use and abuse for the sake of their own convenience. Those are the people you cut from your life and move on, life is too short to deal with that kind of nonsense and its a waste of your time. Teresa doesnt appreciate anything you did, probably doesnt even remember what you did for her. All she can see is what you did "wrong" to her.
Some friend you are suppose to be, Caroline in your ear telling you things about your friend causing friction. I don't tell my friends everything, sometimes there are things between husband and wife. Plus you are always gossiping to her family when she shares anything with you. Sometimes you need to mind your on business and things will fall in place.
Jacqueline I hope you don't fall for Teresa fake friendship. You are way better than her. She is all for show she can never be the friend you would like her to be. She is a hatter and her man is a foul mouth crazy.
It was a shame that you were so into the tabloids and what they were writing. You seem to be mad at your friend Teresa for not confiding in you. You don't realize that she can't. She is going through one of the most difficult times of her life and she has to be strong. You are not strong enough to be there for her. You were going through your own issues and crying all the time. You can see the only time she shows her emotions is with her brother and he's not really there for her like she needs him to be. He's much too selfish right now. What she really could use is a friend who is there for her. Who allows her to express what she wants and can handle. She can't afford to be vulnerable with you right now. She is in survival mode.
Jacqueline, the few people who are now crying "harshness" in your treatment on these blogs are really dilusional and quite frankly questioning our intelligence and sense of fair play. Have them take a look at twitter CONSISTENTLY through this past year to date, and have them take a look at Caroline's ugly rants this week on two television shows. The harshness coming from your camp is epic and groundbreaking on reality shows thus far. It's true that the other HW shows do not have the mean-spirited blogs that this show does, but hate to tell you, they're the same masses watching all of these shows. It's the women on the shows who are different. The other HW shows have normal bickering and drama that goes hand in hand with alpha women on one show. But this NJ show has removed itself from the class of "normal" with your camp's ruthless agenda and maneuvers in removing the "it" girl from the top simply out of your "camp's" ENTIRE BODY CONSUMING JEALOUSY AND GREED. Teresa problem is the jealous wanna-be's are her family and once dear, close friends. The other show's ladies have the luxury of the other women being acquaintances. I think you are getting off easy on these blogs.
Caroline released the "Teresa will sell a book about Joe's impending incarceration" last month to the Rag magazines, and you know it! That story was out last month and it was EVERYWHERE with a source labeled "close family friend." We heard Caroline spit out the exact words as that story that was released last month from HERSELF THIS WEEK on the show when she went off on her "you heard it here first" tyraid that "Teresa is planning to write a book and you heard it here first." Even the verbage was the same in both outlets saying "Teresa will use the strength it takes to sell her story" The story was out last month, in EVERY RAG MAGAZINE, and Caroline filmed that talking heads bit last year! That was shocking and a huge error on your "camps" behalf. How dare you guys have used the tabloids as your anchor to crucify Teresa when YOU guys have been feeding the stories. I knew it would eventually come out--Caroline slipped. Wow, the panic you guys have over BLK and it's failing status is palpable. I imagine the stress you are under is huge seeing that the public just isn't embracing it- HOWEVER, the way you have gone about trying to have it "embraced" is so deploarable, so past the realm of decency, you are going to be hard prseed to find any sympathy. Evern your husband has jumped on the badwagon of trying to discredit The Gudice's in a pitiful attempt to knock out the competition. Not gonna work, and I have news for you. Teresa came about her NYTimes bestsellers with the audience organically. We steered her to the cookbooks. She didn't think of a product, then introduce it on the show and try and destroy any and all in it's "way". Your husband obviously invited Joe Gudice at least a half hour after the others, seemingly enough time to let the cameras catch how much everyone despises Teresa, including her own brother, and when Chris whined about hearing things "around town" after his own wife has told the audience horrific things about The Gudide's on camera, well, I now see why Chris hasn't minded you on twitter rampages 24/7. What a jerk! He's in up to his neck with the same agenda in having Teresa ruined as you. How pitiful. I lost all respect for him, and now could care less what happens to any of your endeavors. I will never support you Lauritas/Manzos and I don't have a single acquaintance who feels differently. My hat's off to Teresa for living through you greedy, Teresa empire wanna-be's, who put a lovely family through HELL so you could try and make bucks to get out of your OWN hole you weren't discussing. Calling you "fair-weathered" friends was so gracious of Teresa, I would have used a much harsher term.
Could you have written anymore?? This is almost as long as the blog-who has time to read all this mess????
@biancala some people care WAY too much about a tv show and people they has never met. Too much time on their hands!
Jacqueline i like you but i think your really influenced by caroline and melissa. Caroline would find fault with mother theresa! Anyway, the thing with danyell had nothing to do with you or your family. She tweeted theresa about Melissa. Everyone has blamed theresa solely fot the situation between the gorgas and guidice. However, finally someone was setting the record straight. How can you not understand why that was important to theresa. Danyell is probably selling stories and info she got straight from melissa. But you all are so far up her butt you cant see the forest for the trees. Joe is so consumed with releasing poison that he cant even consider that his wife might be poison in this situation. Think about it, melissa claim to want to mend fences but she ran back and told kathi and ritchie everything that theresa said when she came over for a play date. Knowing that would continue the conflict. Smdh i just dont see how you all are so fooled by melissa. Theresa's not a saint, but neither is melissa nor joe. Keep an open mind and stop listening to that bitter sister in law of yours!
@lisaeffscott First she was accused of being too influenced by Danielle and NOT her family and now she is too influenced by them? It is possible to agree with others when you have a similar experience with them. It's pretty safe to say that the woman has a mind of her own, especially given the fact that she remained friends with Teresa when Caroline clearly ended her relationship with Teresa.
Jacqueline: I was surprised and dissappointed in you this week. Your conversation at a business lunch left me speechless. It was something Teresa would've brought up.
Sometimes when I read these blogs I believe I have forund the answer to all that is wrong with our society today- Teresa's fans. Don't get me wrong I don't hate Teresa, I do believe she is in deep denial and extremely self-centered, but one does have to admire her savvy and business sense. That being said, I can't believe that some of these people are watching the same show as I am! Jacqueline, you seem like a very kind person and my heart goes out to you. It is painful to lose a long term friend no matter what. Tabloids and gossip aside, if I had a daughter going through so much, and my best friend never ever asked me how she was doing and what was going on, that alone would tell me that it is time to move on. Teresa never asked and never seem to care. All conversations were centered around her, and that is not a friend. She put herself in the tabloids (hello-dog!?) and then was so offended to be asked about it. It was good publicity for her book, and she did the shoots, so then you can't claim that you have no control. Good luck to you and as for the people who actually spend the time to write such negative things about people they have never met, just realize that they must have such sad angry lives. It really makes me wonder.......
I do appreciate criticsm when due HOWEVER, Theresa or Teresa is a personal noun and the spelling can vary depending on personal choice, so your choice of source material would not address or apply to the spelling of a personal name. I don't really follow Teresa, so was not familiar with the way she spells it, but I will spell it according to her preference.
I would like to give you a little tip, though. Before you worry about someone's misspelling, which technically is not a classic spelling error, I would concentrate on your capitolization and puncutation skills. People are much more likely to take your English advice if you display correct writing skills yourself.
I think that both Teresa and Jacqueline are good people. They both obviously love each other, and they both need to get over this crazy nonsense.
I agree that bloggers are getting angry, but anything you have to "endure" PALES in comparison to what you have tried to make Teresa and her girs "endure." Jacqueline, you have really become unbearable, and now so has your husband. After this last episode, it's very clear that Caroline fed the rag magazines the story about Teresa planning on writing a book when her Joe goes to jail. The talking heads bit where Caroline told us this theory was taped last year, and the articles came out last month. Those articles were EVERYWHERE and it caused Teresa's family great pain! There were numerous articles in the rag magazine and each ONE said the same thing: "Teresa is planning on writing a book, and she's looking forward to it",,,and the source's all say a "close family friend" Caroline just told us the same story in the exact same words, and even finished with "you heard it here first folks" followed with a disgusting wink. So you guys have just crucified Teresa for the rag magazines, and NOW here's proof that your "team" fed them last month. Wow. AGAIN, the talking heads bit Caroline just did telling us Teresa will write a BOOK was filmed last year, and the articles came out last month! Get it? BIG ERROR on your team. Now your husband is setting up the Guidice's too. All because BLK isn't working and he's in a PANIC. We could have been with you and helped, but seeing the path you guys are taking to get "yours" you have lost all empathy with me. How ruthless of you guys. My friends and I watch he show together. We watch to see what (who we call "The Jealous Monsters") will do next. Now your husband has joined with you, using the cameras. Chris invited Joe Guidice over for the "meeting" at least 30 minutes after the rest of the guys and set him up. I almost fell of my chair when Chris said he heard things about town that the Gudice's were saying about your personal woes. IS HE KIDDING ME? His wife, (YOU) told the nation last week exactly how much The Guidice's owed and you reiterated rumors about Teresa's marriage being in trouble TO THE CAMERAS, not even "around town" And that's just the tip of the iceberg of what you have done. Your husband has joined you women in attacking Teresa in the hopes it will help BLK. That was a crucial mistake, and it was merciless and disgusting. It backfired and I'm sorry, but your husband is a jerk! He's nothing like he pretends to be. He likes to appear as the sane one, but NOW we see why he lets you live on twitter 24/7 writing horrible things---it's because he also needs The Guidice's to fail and he's in a panic and has joined the last ditch efforet to hurt Teresa in hopes it will help you all and BLK. . Not gona happen . We see through you all. It couldn't be clearer! I mean come on!---what a mean spirited, ruthless family when your business is threatened. Good luck with that...Uhg..
RHWvwr, You and I see Teresa all together different. I see Jacqueline as the compassionate and friendly one and Teresa as the phoney liar. We never one time saw Teresa cry a tear. But Jacqueline almost had a breakdown. I'm sorry I do not believe a single word Teresa says.
i can' agree more with you on things. i dont know how u were even friends with teresa, she talks about everyone and stabs then in the back and nice to there face , she is so jelious of her brother and melissa is sick , she need to back off, she hides what her man dose ,. but u were a awesome friend and you got fed up with her web of lies and i cant blame you .. :) and you look great btw i see the weight loss good luck with your family and just do u now . and theow out the trash.....
Jacqueline, there was an episode in season 2, I believe, where you were discussing Danielle with some life coach, you were in your car, saying yeah, yeah, and you were playing a game on your phone the whole time, it was hilarious. I thought you were so cute then, but now, you're just sad. That whole scene on the deck - I know it was edited, but it made zero sense. I think you were forced to do that by someone, and you really regret it. That's why you kept talking in circles, and I still don't understand why you were so angry. You believe the mags, you don't believe the mags. Then you tell her you don't want to be friends, and at Melissa's party you say you don't understand why she doesn't want to be friends.
Teresa shares with you, she was always talking to you about her brother. She doesn't need to discuss money with you or any other friend. I don't talk about personal finances with my friends. I'm total old school, and my parents are not Italian but European immigrants nonetheless. My dad always taught me, you never discuss money with friends. And you know what they say, the number cause of fights in marriage, friendships...most relationships...is money. I think that is the problem. I sort of believe you still want to be Teresa's friend, but wow, too much Twitter etc. now. I can honestly say I don't know what Teresa has done to you personally. I think it all boils down to you all can't stand the money Teresa is making from the show and you all are not. How truly sad. If my friend made a killing and I was broke I would still be genuinely happy. Ten years of friendship for this. :(
I feel really bad for you, your a very nice lady on TV but I can't get past what you did to a friend. Yes, she has problems whether financial or her marriage or her book or comments.etc..what I don't understand is why your so angry that she didn't want to confide her most personal intimate details with you or anyone else???When she is ready, she would talk and if you care enough about her then you just wait and move on. It's like your hooked on digging out the lies...maybe there are some of those but unless they affect you, who cares???You also blamed Teresa for bring "up" Danielle...she didn't, that was MELISSA who admitted it at her party that "she was hormonal when SHE CALLED DANIELLE"...why would you throw your friend under the bus when someone else clearly started that firestorm??I watched an episode where you were questioning whether she was building an apartment or not???who cares...your not going to live there if she did. Her brother has his own demons and his wife is worse..she is sneaky...NOT GOOD! I really hope you go out and get your friend back and stop listening to Caroline...my god she is so angry at the world yet she yelled at Danielle for being a trouble maker!!!What do we call her??Bigger Troublemaker???listen to your own voice
I cannot believe that you ordered a screaming O drink at a business lunch and then proceeded to talk about bedazzled vajajas. I was humiliated for poor Lauren. How inappropriate. I have lost a lot of respect for you this season by your questionable actions.
So many times people keep going over and over this-about putting so much faith in the press-yet Teresa admidts that she gets paid for the stuff she says to the trashy magazines like In Touch-Star-whatever-she even said they brought puppies to her home for the pictures (even though she is scared of dogs??) THAT is why her friends & family are asking about those articles!! Cause if she is getting paid & posing for pictures Im pretty sure they are getting the information from her----right??? Or they are just taking her picture-paying her for it (which she has admitted on air) and then they are making up the stories???? right????
@Annie003 Whats wrong? I am trying to be like Teresa-right? right???
What I wrote was totally accurate-from her mouth-she gets paid to do these articles!! Soooo whats wrong-right????
biancala A puppy is alot smaller than a dog!! Jacqueline has Santino; a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a small dog. So when Teresa went there, I doubt Santino is as scary as a Doberman. I have a Doberman and a Papillon but yet I am petrified of small, barky yappy dogs bc I know many chuhuahuas (spelling?) are biters and are nasty.
What are you talking about??? I am not talking about the dogs at all!! Out of all that you got being scared about the dogs???? If you are scared-be scared- I am saying! simply this! Teresa said that the magazine brought puppies to her home-took pictures of her and her kids with these puppies-then they print all these "quotes" that are suppose to be from Teresa-pay her (just for the pictures???) and then print "quotes" from Teresa that she says she never said!! Come on-they got it from her!!! Had to have been!! They did not pay her just for the pictures!!! Be real! Sorry about your dog issues!
then bethany puts out negative stories about herself, her child, her inlaws and her husband. right? right???? caroline proved in the most recent episode that SHE was behnd the tabloid stories. now what!
biancala She said she gets paid for PHOTOS. You actually pose for photos and the magazine keeps them on file for future articles that may come out and for any current ones.
Many stars have sued and won because these mags twist words. They can be unscrupulous which is why educated people would never trust them for news.
YES! EXACTLY! So they pay her to take a couple of pictures & she doesnt give them a thing to print??? Come on-seriously?? If they are paying her for pictures-then saying that SHE said all these nasty things about everyone-dont you think she would be angry that she was misquoted and STOP getting paid for pictures?
Seriously, I am pretty much done watching, this show is turning into an infomercial. So tired of them trying to hock crap all the time. Get a clue Bravo....it is getting really OLD!
Wow!! People are very mean to you and I am so sorry that you have to endure this and I am sure this is not what you signed up for originally. For people to continually put down your family's business ventures is so offensive. If you don't want to buy it then don't buy it, but the housewives franchise is a platform for any and all of the housewives to promote any products that they feel they want to. It gives these women opportunities they would never have before and it allows them to create products and brands that help their families as well as themselves survive. Just because Teresa hopped on that bandwagon right when the show took off doesn't mean that the other ladies should be penalized when they want to continue or begin a new business venture and it is terrible that people can sit behind a computer screen and be so cruel about a product they have probably never even tried. Teresa copied and pasted recipes into a book and added some cute family stories and now thinks she is next Food Network star and Pulitzer Prize winner. She only received the success she has because of her platform on the housewives just like any of the other housewives who have endorsed or promoted products. She just seems to care about her fame and financial gain A LOT more than any of the other housewives, in my opinion.
Jacqueline, I have been in your situation before. Someone you have known for years (in my case almost all my life) slowly changes and it takes you some time to realize it. Ending a friendship with someone is like breaking up with a true love or dealing with a death. You go through grief stages where you are happy the friendship is over one minute, sad that the friendship is over the next, angry at yourself because you think you didn't do enough or you did too much, angry at them because they didn't do enough or they didn't seem to care that the friendship was over or that you were trying. Ending friendships bring on a lot of emotions and having these emotions highlighted on a reality television show shows all the different emotions that you are feeling. So maybe there are things that you have said that you shouldn't have but I truly believe it is because you are so hurt that your friendship with Teresa is over and that she seems as if she doesn't care at all. I am so sorry you are going through this and with Ashlee at that time, I am sure it was the last thing that you needed. I think that your personality is similar to mine as I wear my heart on my sleeve too and care way too much about others than I care about myself. In the end, this happened for a reason and it will teach you so much about yourself and others.
Honestly, I have watched since the beginning and I have seen you change...for the better. You have become a stronger person who speaks up and vocalizes your opinion in a polite and caring way. You have shown how much you value your relationships with friends and family and how you really try the best that you can to make everyone happy even if you aren't. You have shown to be a good, loving, caring mother who has done the best job that she can with all of her children. Teresa on the other hand has changed to since the beginning of the show...unfortunately for the worst. Season 1 Teresa was funny, over the top and seemed sweet and was fun to watch. Now she just seems cold hearted and honestly she seems really sad. I feel like she puts a smile on even though she really is unhappy and keeps saying that everything is perfect when it isn't. I have seen her play victim and twist stories around to benefit her and hurt others. And she never takes responsibility for her own actions. She can not say it is because her family joined the show because I have seen her change gradually since Season 1 and before her family joined. I really hope that people begin to open their eyes to Teresa and see that she is to blame for some of this and that she is not perfect. I really respect you sharing your life with the nation and being scrutinized the way you and your family has been over the past few years and especially this year.
It's one thing to talk about a business venture...it's another to constantly harrass, bully, lie, deceive & beat up on someone else to get there....which is EXACTLY what these women & husbandwives have done to Teresa. I was a fan of Caroline & Jacqueline since the beginning, but what they have turned in to, literally makes me sick to my stomach.
j1217 Well said! And very, very true!!! Anytime someone posts something in support of anyone other that Teresa, there are nasty, baseless and rambling comments from the Teresa fans.
Keep your head high Jaqueline. You are a good friend and a very nice person from what is portrayed on the show. You unfortunately make the biggest mistake when dealing with people like Teresa in that you give your heart to those that do not have one. Leave the show for your own sanity ( although I love watching you and your ever patient way in dealing with your daughter ) and leave these bunch of crazy women to their train wrecks of lives. You have an amazing husband and a lovely family. Go, enjoy, don't let the bit#@s get you down ;-)
I doubt this will get posted because it's anti-Guidice. Come on BRAVO. When the guys were talking about the trip, Joe said, "I don't give a sh-- who gets upset". Well, it's not your party, stay the hell home. He's got some set of balls. Joe & Teresa are the same person ... delusional ego-maniacs.
gracielibra I hate to break the news to you -- Bravo made them all go on the road trip. They tried their best to run Teresa and her family over with the RV -- but Bravo wouldn't let them -- because there is no show without her. That is why they were so "gracious" with their invitation.
Where was it said the Bravo made them go? If I am remembering correctly, Kelly said that Bravo made her go on the trip to "Scary Island", and Andy corrected her and then said on WWHL that Bravo does not make any of them participate in anything. I tend to believe that he was telling the truth because if they made people do things, I would think they would have made Jac attend the reunion, and not only did they not do that, they let her remain on the show.