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I'm not sure I'll ever be used to being under such a microscope, having every little thing I say or do blown up, and I wasn't prepared for all the articles about a "feud" between me and Bethenny because I what I said on the show. Here's my response: I was not in any way slamming the SkinnyGirl brand! Bethenny did an amazing job building her brand from Bethenny Bakes to SkinnyGirl, and I've always supported her and all the other Housewives with their businesses.
I was talking about how I picked the taste for the formulation of my Fabellini, and mentioned that I don't like things that taste "diet-y." I don't even drink diet soda. Obviously lots of people love it, but it's just not my thing. I've always been the opposite of Bethenny in that way -- she cooks with tofu, I'm not that girl. I'm lucky that I was raised with authentic Italian food that's naturally healthy, and that's what I share with people in my cookbooks. (If they're out in your book store, they're still on Amazon here)
It's the same with drinks: Bethenny will take something with a million calories, like a margarita, and tell you how to change it to make it have less calories, but it's not going to taste like a regular full-calorie margarita. My drink of choice has always been the bellini, which is just sparkling wine and fruit nectar. It's naturally low in calories so you don't have to do anything to it or change the taste. You saw me drinking bellinis on the show before Bethenny ever did alcohol, when she was making her all-natural cookies. But bellinis are hard to find, and everyone kept asking me how to make them, so I decided to come out with my own: Fabellini!
I have nothing but love for the other Housewives and their products. Nothing but love. Even though they all don't have that for me, I want them all to be successful and happy! Every last one of them! I've publicly supported and congratulated them all, but just to make sure, please buy/support/visit: Bethenny's SkinnyGirl everything; Ramona's wines and jewelry; Jill's home collection; Kandi's music; Kim's wigs; Lisa's skincare line and restaurants; Adrienne's shoes; Vicki and Tamra's Wines by Wives club; Alexis' dresses, Gretchen's cosmetics; the Manzos sauce and water; Jacqueline's acne cream; Kathy's drink; the shapewear by Heather, Bethenny, and Jill; the books by Bethenny, Jill, LuAnn, Alex, Kelly, NeNe, Lisa and Kyle; the other television shows of NeNe, Kim, Kandi, Dina, and Bethenny; and of course, the songs by Kandi, Kim, Gretchen, LuAnn, Sheree, Simon, Michaele, Melissa, Lisa, Miss Lawrence, and what the heck, even Danielle! Did I miss anyone? If I did, tweet me and let me know @Teresa_Giudice.
And, what the heck was Richie talking about, "He hopes you din't come." Then inviting you was phony. He should shut up.
You should commend yourself for dealing w this bull.
Kathy did have a fake smile plastered on her face while you were perusing the book. Very fake. She'd already seen the book - like each one is different or something - then says, oh, my mother's cookie recipe. smile, smile. Such bull. She had that planned.
You are great, but you need your own show.
Caroline says that you'll divorce Joe and then write a book. What? Let's not hope that you go thru that. But, God forbid you do. If you write a motivational book for people who have to start over, good for you. Shoot, you can write one now. You said that you all wou;d pay all your debt, and you've been hustling your tail off to do it. I am motivated. Wjen you all get back where you were financially, write a book. It would bless a lot of people.
I'm gonna speak to the ladies and the fans where it counts--out here in reality. You people can wite that the fans are all Teresa "crazies" or that we're all drinking "kool-aide," or whatever you want to throw out in your overwhelmingly minority, the fact is it doesn't matter. It just doesn't to these women. All of these women came on and are fighting for their endeavors and projects to be a hit. It didn't start out that way with these original ladies, but it sure as heck is where it's at now, after SkinnyGirl hit. And you same viewers can write over and over that we're ALL "crazy" and "blind," but we've had our eyes wide open for some time now. The new system has shown everyone exactly where the fans stand and it's behind Teresa. That's why Jacqueline is getting angrier, and crazier. They used to print both sides w-out the "likes" and Jacqueline told us that the people who defended Teresa were an "isolated group"and she know "exactly who we were." Well, unless this isolated group has a few HUNDRED emails each, her theory has been shot to he**. That's why she's flipping out on here and twitter. Even Kathy has now resorted to calling the fans names on twitter. The FACT is Teresa "stuff" sells like hotcakes, can't keep em on the shelves. How about if all the "normal" people really do support these other ladies, why don't you ALL make Melissa a pop star instead of a tiny embarrassing blip in the music industry and signing autographs in her bikini? Why don't you all go out and buy BLK in droves like we do Teresa 's books, and get it our of despair and failure for Jacqueline and Caroline? If all the normal people are hiding on these blogs, like we AREN'T on here, and we AREN'T in the commerce forum, where are you? The fact IS that everyone can argue these ridiculous points of whose fault it is, when clearly we all know what's gone down and WHY, and how ugly it was. And the masses are showing these ladies our opinion .....where it counts.
Teresa you have the biggest EGO of any housewife, and NOT rightfully so. Do you realize in your blog you called this YOUR show! So negative towards the other women, you hold onto every little thing they say. If anyone holds grudges it is YOU.
There CAN be a HUGE difference between what someone SAID and what someone else HEARD. This phenomenon is often caused by an over-inflated ego, which causes the person to react badly if someone brings another element into the conversation that does not include praise for the ego-inflated person. There is also Adult ADD which causes people to not be able to pay attention to the details of the conversation. IMPORTANT; remember Danielle saying to Teresa 'Pay ATTENTION! I said....'
I have no doubt that what Terersa heard Kathy say was 'my mom's recipe...' but there is also NO DOUBT that Kathy did not say that; we all saw what she said. Her explanation was perfectly plausible, she did have a dreamy sort of rememberance look on her face when looking at the pictures. If she had been talking to a normal person, the conversation would have taken a little side trip wherein Teresa might have said something like, 'Your mom was a good cook, I miss her' or something along those lines. Since Kathy was talking to Teresa, the only successful comment Kathy could have made [in Teresa's eyes] would have been something praising Teresa and/or her cookbook.
The Joe Guidice factor in this problem is beyond our fathomization... hardly any one of us can beleive it when he talks so mean/ugly about Joe and Melissa and tells Teresa to forget them when she is telling him that she wants her brother in her life. She appears to be very stupid that she doesn't see that her husband does NOT want the Gorgas in their lives.
I recently watched Celebrity Apprentice and saw Teresa learn the phrase 'passive aggressive' and I actually did wonder just how long it would take that phrase to show up in one of Teresa's interviews on RHONJ. Trouble is, she didn't learn it very well. I don't consider Kathy to be passive agressive. Actually all of the RHONJ cast is just plain tired of Teresa's over-inflated ego and tired of walking on eggshells around her.
You don't know too many "nice girls" that let their husbands say evil things about other people? People, who are your FAMILY and supposed "friends"?! You didn't really just put that sentence in writing, did you?! You've GOT to be kidding!! Do you watch the show? Do you see/hear the AWFUL things YOUR husband says about everyone else? C'mon, Teresa, you can't be buried that far in denial!! Man alive! I honestly can't believe I just read that. Hey, Pot -- meet the kettle!
Seriously. SERIOUSLY. You say you don't hold grudges and yet you remember ABSOLUTELY everything ANYONE has ever done to "bother" you. THAT IS A FREAKING GRUDGE!
OMG - I just read the first page of Teresa's blog....are you kidding me. Joe will be nice and remain friends with anyone. Who the hell is Joe nice too? He makes fun Melissa, Kathy, your brother, Richie, Caroline and now Jacqueline and Chris. Teresa, did you pick up that your husband lost his keys in a woman's car. If you didn't you are blind to his infidelities. I think your right about one thing - you and Joe were meant for each other.
I'm re-watching last night's episode 'cuz I fell asleep at the end...and I have to say Teresa remains clueless. No wonder Joe just throws his hands up and says he doesn't want to hear any more....she refuses to listen and accept any... i mean ANY... responsibility for the issues in her relationships. I know it makes for "good t.v." for this trip to have gone on and happened, but to be honest I think it would have been even better T.V. if Chris had just said "in light of the troubles between the wives, i don't think it's a good idea for you and Teresa to come along on the trip". **SIGH** and yet I continue to watch.....sheeeeeeeeeesh LOL
Actually,you do have to listen, but you must be literal in this case. They were talking about how their breasts FELT. Melissa said Teresa's were hard; Teresa said Melissa's were too; Melissa disagreed and said hers were LIKE real; and Teresa said hers were LIKE real too. Neither lied.
You need stop blaming everyone else and take a good look in the mirror. Kathie saying it's her mother's recipes was not an insult, you are cousins!! Isn't it possible some recipes were shared, but to you everything is a dig or attack. Life is far to short to waste it on petty nonsense you have a beautiful family that is healthy and a life lived ruled by your ego will cause nothing but negativity.
"I didn't see her reading my cookbooks... I've only seen my family throw them in the trash actually..."
GLAD YOU DON'T HOLD GRUDGES OR BRING THINGS UP FROM THE PAST?!?
WHAT A HYPOCRITE YOU ARE!
MY GOD how you climbed on there behind enemy fire on that trip was just amazing. We get that at this pint you hadn't fully grasped what they were all trying to do to you with their pact, as the reunion hadn't happened yet. My God you amaze me Teresa, and now I see why you have 95% of the fans. Every bloody scene and talking heads iis a set up to get you out of the way for their "endeavors." It's actually funny now, and Richie's talking heads last nigt made me physically sick.Your family are rotten eggs. They just are. Head up baby! You have earned your break out star role. They just won't stop and we see inside all of you. You have awoken a sleeping giant in the audience and it's name is decency and honor. We aren't going anywhere as you walk into the reunion slaughter. All of this is the "set up", but this year we're onto it. How sad for them and how vindicating for you. I really hope you get your own show. Your family and the other women are toxic. They wouldn't last a second on the show w-out you. Fingers crossed.....
LisLwr NOT REALLY TERESA WOULD HAVE NO STORY LINE WITHOUT MELISSS AND KATHY------BOTTOM LINE
You have got to be kidding! I think you got it turned around. Teresa is the show.
I know is annoying to be defending yourself every time or having Joe defend you but you are the center of attention. Everyone is expecting to know or see what you are doing, what you say or where are you going? Major mistake mentioning Caroline and the Olive Garden, her sons car wash business intention, no matter how much you apologized and what picture you placed it was not well taken. Then, talking to your brother about Melissa for what reason? He told her causing a major headache for you, the tabloids like you said in your blog Joe said something to Chris and it was printed in the tabloids, what guarantees you that someone else overheard and told the tabloid? Didn't a guy do work at your house and I think it was Jacqueline that said about an apartment for your parents because Joe sold the house that they lived in? Stories get twisted or like they say the "grapevine" What happened to the lady that corrected you on camera when you were at the meeting in the winery "very unprofessional"of her part?
In the book signing, Kathy said my "my mother's pizellis and my mother's cookies" your readers know that they are your families receipes then no need to justify it. You have lots going on and if you leave the show they will have nobody to talk about.
Good grief, Teresa, do you every admit when you are wrong? I know you carry the show; but I wonder if you are as coocoo as you act.
Sooo.... I am really hoping that I am not the only person who noticed how Teresa lied about her boobs 'not' being fake?
She just stated to Andy on WWHL that she was kidding about them being real & reminded him how she had them done on the show, which he knew of course.
She didn't lie. She was only saying that because Melissa said her's were real and so Tre said so were hers. They've both had implants done. Stop taking things so literal and "listen."
cjisiso Since we know she had a breast augmentation during season one, I believe she was implying they were real feeling.
It was a funny scene between sisters-in-law... C'mon lighten up.
Nope, I noticed that as well. All she does is lie. I really hope that Bravo puts together a montage of all of her lies. I think it is the reality check that she needs.
You need to listen to it again. They were making fun of each others fake boobs. So if you are saying Teresa lied, so did Melissa.... She wasn't lying.
Teresa, you have alot of good and you also have alot of bad...in reading your blogs, it's evident opinions about you are split down the middle. First, you and Joe appear to be going thru the motion as a married couple...he looks like he doesn't want to be bothered by you at all. Second, you need to set better examples for your girls...you never admit when you're wrong and always have diarreah of the mouth...you may be a cook and a public persona, but you really need to do some reading on geograghy, world events and other things...and why did you have to call Kathy out on the recipe thing...Kathy seems to be the only real person on RHONJ.
EXACTLY. Kathy is exactly what Tre said she was...passive agressive. Why does Kathy feel she has to discuss every conversation she has with Tre with Caroline and Co.? Kathy is the sneaky on and Tre already knows that. Caroline did the right thing shutting her down from jumpstreet last night.
It was like a flashback to last season when Teresa was bashing her brother and Melissa and Jac was trying to be a peace maker and see their side, and Teresa got mad at Jac and in her interview as well, demanding that Jac and Caroline needed to be on her side; just replace Melissa with Jac, and they could have just spliced in the scene from last year.
Behavior patterns; they are important to watch to understand what is happening.
If you wrote a book and your cousin said thats my words, or my moms recipe, you'd be mad too. especially if it wasnt so was she suppose to dogg her out in the tabloids and say she s a liar or confront her and say i dont know where you got that from but your wrong!!! Recipes are made to share so no one has there own recipe you mix and match em all the time!!! I dont know its just my opinion.
cherryred59Why does she put her name an a drink that my family has been drinking for generations?? She didn't invent the bellini or any variation of it yet she slaps her label on it and cashes every check.
Another member of her family said "oh my mothers cookie " and its a federal offense. Aren't her cook books "family" recipes? Why wouldn't Kathy or any member of Theresa's family not think that it was their mother's, grandmother's whomever's recipe????????????
So Sunday night she changes the description of the book to "my immediate family".
Convenient. That was an immature response to Kathy assuming she included her aunt's recipe. How would Theresa know who's mother originated the recipe? Where did Theresa's mother get all these recipes from? She invented all those cookies and deserts? They only started with her generation? Well my Italian family must have stolen them from Theresa's since only HER family could have invented those recipe's. I need to change title's in my personal cook book's from Mom's zeppole's to Theresa's mother's zeppole's RIGHT? Comeon people.
mrsdonut: I would love the debate rules, but I don't think you will get many to play. In fact, some seem upset at any fact and only want blind opinion, which is fine if that is what they want, but gotta kind of wonder support for an opinion disturbs them so much, particularly when all they have to do is skip a post.
For the love of Christmas!!! Teresa, what is your major malfunction?!?!? Lets break this down for ya Tre. My mother and my aunt (her sister) have the same mother, hence they have the Same recipes! You said you wanted the cookbook to be between you and your immediate family. Who is more immediate than Cathy??!! Then you and Melissa on beach and again you accuse her of taking sides. She's trying to help! Listen to the sense she is making. You are the ONLY common denominator in every fight this season!! No one else is fighting its just you and your husband. You are not perfect and you need to own your mistakes.
Annie003 Well then, like I said up there ^^ I have to change the name's of my mother's recipe's to Theresa's mother's recipes because I have some of the EXACT recipe's she has in her book?????
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wonder how that happened?
Teresa and Kathy's mom are not sisters. Teresa's dad and Kathy's mother are bro and sis.
oh yeah and for the record Theresa since your little mind tends to rewrite everything anyone tells you to make it look like you're in the right, at no time did Kathy say, "oh my mother's recipes" correction she said exactly what she told you she thought she said, was "oh my mother's cookies", or " my mother's pizzeles". for the record you are family there are going to be recipes that your families do share and she didn't mean it in a defensive manner but leave it to Theresa to make it all about her. You're truly a sad person.
Kathy might be right, family do share recipes. I agree Kathy is real. Not saying your not, but she did do a taste testing. Have you? I hope she makes a recipe book just as you did. I have never seen you cook. I am very happy for you that your recipe books have been successful. Just wish I have seen you cook some recipes. Your husband is not a person to lean on. He is bias. You do need someone neutral like the therapist you went to. You do have lots of issue's to deal with. And you do hold grudges. If not then you should never bring up again, but you do. I live without grudges why? It would make life less complicated or do you like that? All you women are beautiful, smart so hey, whats the problem? Honestly, no one is jealous of you, happy, yes so roll with it. I do agree do what it takes to make a living but not at the expense of others.
How should Guidice be pronounced ? And why was it changed from last year? Didn't Joe's father teach him the correct pronunciation? I get that it's now the more Italian pronunciation because that's how I pronounce it in my head already...but why the change? I see Teresa has a bit of confusion, but Joe should have known how to pronounce his own name since childhood.
It's pronounced "JUDY CHAY". Teresa has explained this before. I'm pretty sure Joe knows the correct pronunciation to his last name. The pronunciation probably stuck as a child going to school and the teachers and classmates would mispronounce (understandably) the last name.
my last name is Manfredi.
When I am asked my name I say Man fred e
On occasion my name is repeated as Man freee de
I politely correct the offender IF its someone who is going to be in my life for longer than a sales clerk would be. For example, If I was on a Reality show or My boss pronounced it incorrectly for the past 4 - 5 years etc....
Theresa should have introduced herself properly from the get go.
IF her father in law was offended by the mispronunciation he should have opened his mouth in season one. Joe has lived his entire life one way and now because they're famous his father wants to change it. pshhh
Theresa: You are a strong woman. You were in a horrible situation and not ONE of your castmates, friends or family, gave you any support. Rather, they tried to make it worse for you. I wouldn't consider any of them friends or family. You have held your head high with always a smile on your face. I admire you. I do the same. Always try to be happy and smile no matter what's going down because life is 10% what is dealt to you and 90% how you react to it. You always have a smile on your face and you never let anything bring you down. Rather, you accept it and move forward with a smile on your face, which is very admirable. I don't care what anyone says about your hubby. I absolutely adore him. Your girls are adorable. I love, love, LOVE your cookbooks. I'm dying to try your fabelleni, but alas, it's not in my neck of the woods....Connecticut. Please try to have it sold in more places because as I said, I would love to buy it. I wish you continued good luck, you deserve it! Please, at the reunion, keep your head held high and don't engage with the other low-life woman whose main mission is to bring you down. They are fighting a losing battle. Always remember this, when your opponents are reduced to lying and insults you are clearly on your way to victory!!!!
Teresa, I just can't believe you. No matter where you are, who you are with or what your are doing, you never are happy. Complaining about staying in a fantastic RV is absolutely incredible. I would give my eye teeth to be able to do that. To top it all off you found it necessary to start something with Kathy but becaue she is a lady and whoshe is she let it go.
You did notice Richie complained too as did Caroline's sons, right? Pay attention!
I personally feel that Kathy is very real, she cooks, makes her desserts counsels her family and loves her husband. I like to see a cookbook and a dessert cookbook by a real cook. I have watched this show and truly don't remember seeing Teresa cook. I think Joe cooks more then her. I wish Teresa takes a hike next season.
Annie003 NO SHE IT NEVER SHOWS HER COOKING IT ONLY SHOWED HER TABLE FULL OF FOOD, COOKED BY HER MOTHER BUT HOW MANY EPOSIDES HAVE U EVER SEEN HER COOK ON JUST STATE WHICH ONE'S ANNIE003 AND WILL WATCH HER COOK
Oh Teresa. You are completely in denial you and your husband have nothing to say but negative things about everyone but yourselves! Do you have a notebook of everything you think people say about you? You would look like a better person if you did not cast stones instead you are trashing everyone around you! It is exhausting to watch you defend yourself week after week then to turn around and throw out trash about everyone else if your husband loved you he would encourage you to make family work not drive a deeper wedge between you and your brother! For the sake of your little girls please set a better example for them correct them when they belittle others and do not speak negatively in front of them encourage your husband to do the same children learn by example not do as I say not as I do! At least someone (Chris Luarita) is making an effort more than I can say for you and Joe
@Mscree It is exhausting to watch week after week poor Teresa having to defend herself from family and friends. Now on the flip side, if there weren't constant attacks and nasty comments aimed at Teresa coming from these family members and friends, then there would be no reason for Teresa TO defend herself. See how that works?? And as far as criticizing Teresa for her parenting skills, I think there have been a couple of instances where we get to see Melissa's middle child being quite the handful....so I'm sure that comment could go for some of the others as well. Actually Caroline has some parenting skills to teak...her kids are rude and obnoxious...and they're grown.
@ Murphy one I believe it is tweak not teak and if Teresa did not act the way she did the other wives would have nothing to say! Teresa brings it all on herself I am not saying the others are perfect but Teresa is always casting stones saying that's definitely not true did I say anything when this person was going through this or that you are clearly delusional