Garden Statements

Bravotv.com's Associate Producer thinks between the tap routine and that colorful coat, Audriana was this week's breakout star.

on Aug 5, 20130

Clearly things are going well for the Gorga/Giudice clan. So well that everyone is universally happy for Joe Gorga getting a billboard deal with Sizzle Tans.

What's Sizzle Tans you say? And why would it be an issue? Cast your mind back to Teresa's commercial debut:

Teresa shares the genesis of her involvement with Sizzle Tans in her blog. (Let's just say it wasn't her proudest moment.)

Hence everyone's worry that Teresa gets miffed that Joe's copying her. But luckily they all have a good laugh instead, because honestly how can you get mad about this?


Although why they didn't use a shot of Joe Gorga doing push-ups with a model on his back is beyond me. One thing has become clear: the family that tans together, stays together.

We also had the now annual Wakile family outing to a lesbian bar, which is always a delight. This time Rosie traded in the Cubbyhole for trendy new spot The Dalloway, but quite frankly I think Rosie's more of a Cubbyhole kind of girl. This new place was just a little too uptight for our beloved Rosie.



Also I am slightly incredulous that none of the Jersey crew was aware what D.T.F. stands for. Have they never watched Jersey Shore? Joe Gorga went as Snooki for Halloween!

Oh, and Melissa had only one thing to say about her impromptu car rapping in her blog this week: YOLO!

In Manzo news, Albie was having some serious first child problems being worried about his businesses and trying to make sure he live up to his dad. As a first child myself, I can say this comes with the territory. Luckily Caroline was there to remind him that he needs to take it easy sometimes. And also that he needs to get used to the fact that his parents will always be critical. Finally, a parent who can be honest about it!


45 comments
Juli1964
Juli1964

Watching the first season.Wow! How things have changed! I miss the old days when there was "Real life" housewife stories to watch/follow. Now all there is,is fighting.

quette432004
quette432004

Audriana was so adorable. That was a really happy moment.

Hogan
Hogan

ALL of the Guidice girls are freaking adorable!

TheOriginalGlindaTheGoodBitch
TheOriginalGlindaTheGoodBitch

Teresa,

 

You became my favorite cast member when I saw through the bullcrap of Caroline from the first season on with that line of hers about "thick as thieves" and not being anyone's friends until after she gets to know them. That's a bunch of you-know-what! She has deep unresolved issues. You are misunderstood and always will be number one. Even Bravo was a bit underhanded with bringing in that dirty dog, Melissa who the world sees as the devil disguised as an Angel. You and Joe, as tactless as he is at times (watch the gay slurs, Joe) are and always will be my favorites! And the kids are darling. Kids will be kids!

 

However, I need a favor... for whatever reason (I can't imagine why, Darling?) a question to Caroline isn't getting through and since it seems your friendship is on the mend now, would get her to answer this question for all your new fans who really want to know: Caroline, Glinda and most of America wants to know if you drove a wedge between Albie and his boyfriend, Greg Bennett, and forced them to breakup because you’re a homophobe and thought it would lead to disgracing the family’s honor or because of your selfish need to be a reality star and thought they might steal your spotlight?

 

Love,

<3 Glinda <3

LillyK
LillyK

I seriously dont know why the Giudices and Gorgas dont get along. All their kids are freaking cute and all look alike! 

Pearlz
Pearlz

Audriana was indeed adorable with her tap dance.   Let's not forget about Gino's, 'congratulations stupid!'  Milania cracks me up constantly.    The little Gorga children are all stunningly beautiful...little tiny replicas of Melissa & Joe.  I much prefer camera time on the Guidice and Gorga kids versus immature grown up kids like Ashlee, Albie, Lauren and Christopher!

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

Audriana - just so darn cute.  But then they all are.  There is a fine line that needs to be watched when filming the little ones.  You just never know what will come out of their mouths!  (Congratulations, stupid!)

littlemsdivadiva
littlemsdivadiva

audriana was too cute! these little girls could have their own show lol...

 

on another note, omg i have never seen such an immature couple as the gorga's, they think they can do no wrong...the blame game is old already...not fun to watch. melissa is so fame hungry it's disturbing! now she want's to 'rap' with jenny and keeps tweeting about it, girl stop! somebody lied to you! lol i guess her husband feeds her ego a little too much. she would be more likeable if she was humble. her wannabe "toni braxton/Jlo" act is annoying. please re cast! this show is too much of the same ugly drama, not fun drama like the other housewives show, this is just ugly. teresa's backstabbing family needs to exit the show already, new cast, no family members please.

Koopla
Koopla

When Melissa said to Teresa "Be a good little girl" I think she meant Teresa better do as Melissa says or the ladies will gang up on her again & no more brother.

Krisssylady
Krisssylady

Just keep bringing the drama that's what the housewives fans want! Thanks bravo been watching since your first episode :)

Cyn44
Cyn44

All of Teresa's children are stars.

Koopla
Koopla

Audriana is absolutely stunning. I could watch the Giudice girls all day long!

ALasVegasHousewife
ALasVegasHousewife

I hate this show now and what it has become since Teresa's backstabbing family came on.

jennifer.gilson
jennifer.gilson

Why are the Manzos still on this show? .... I fast forward through all of their scenes. Not entertaining. Not likeable.

mom22boys
mom22boys

I haven't been a Teresa fan for awhile now but I am definitely a Giudice Girls Fan!  They need their own show!

dottyr
dottyr

i think melissa's comment that if teresa behaves then all will be well. they always say teresa doesn't except responsibility, but either does melissa. she and joe gorga said some pretty nasty things on the way up to the retreat. just saying there is a little calling the kettle black here.

Blondie62
Blondie62

Also loved Audriana beautifully colored rainbow coat!

Mollymom3
Mollymom3

Aww man, when I first saw this, I thought it was a blog from Rosie. WE WANT A ROSIE BLOG!!!!!

janb55
janb55

What's Teresa's reaction going to be when she asks Siri what a sociopath is and Siri gives her an answer she doesn't like?

mzjulesAZ
mzjulesAZ

All of the kids are wonderful.  I'd rather see them all mentioned for their cuteness vs. making it a competition.  Gino was hilarious too.  Just acknowledge the cuteness of all of the kids.

CityGirl95
CityGirl95

She reminds me of Shirley Temple! (Hope I spelled her name right) haha Too cute!

CityGirl95
CityGirl95

 @TheOriginalGlindaTheGoodBitch

 wow A friend of mine last night has never watched the show and I asked If I could watch it. He sat there and watched and asked me why the boyfriend was leaving town and if Albie was going with! I never put two and two together. Thanks for this comment as I would have been wondering the same after my friend said that last night.

NadaFan
NadaFan

 @bittersweet4 You know kids'll be kids. What I thought was a little disturbing was that little Gino wasn't reprimanded for being disrespectful to his father. It won't be real cute when he takes it up a few notches when he's 13.

Hogan
Hogan

 @Koopla Yes and not too nice either. I think it popped out and it shouldn't have. Theresa showed great restraint. Now we are getting a little different look at Melissa, aren't we. She better be careful because her husband Joe is not going to like it.

Traugh82
Traugh82

 @Koopla That is how you tell a person with the mental capacity of a child to be kind.

Julian3
Julian3

 @ALasVegasHousewife

 we stopped watching a long time ago.. same ol' fighting- every week every week. .. boring boring..

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @ALasVegasHousewife  I agree its just too much!! I was so disappointed at the retreat!! Basically Teresa apologized for everything!! And nobody else took a lick of blame!? so frustrating as a viewer!! 

REBECCA9247
REBECCA9247

 @jennifer.gilson I fast forward thru  any of the scenes with the Manzo kids. They are all 3 so immature it is hard to watch.

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

 @dottyr

 There seems to be a pattern that has emerged throughout Melissa's life.  Victim.  Everybody is jealous of her, everybody hates her. She was "forced" to wear a pirates costume.  She pretty much puts it out there in the first chapter of her "advice Bible".  Someone that delusional would have a hard time admitting that they might just be the cause of all their heartache. 

promotepeace
promotepeace

 @Mollymom3

 LOL....me 2!!  I wanted to say that Bravo needs to do a lesbian bachelorette show to find Rosie's soul mate!! Wouldn't that be amazingly entertaining?? And funny....she cracks me up!!!

mrsscout
mrsscout

 @Mollymom3 I was going to write the same thing!  Bravo please give Rosie her own blog!!! Love Rosie!

joebear
joebear

 @Mollymom3

 Rosie has some serious mental issues and anger issues- , glad she live with her Mama , otherwise she could be in a home

Cyn44
Cyn44

 @janb55

 Yeah yeah yeah! Jaco the wacko  pot calling the kettle black! Oh my! 

jennifer.gilson
jennifer.gilson

 @hmsmjm Not really sure what that means. I just don't think the Manzo story line is interesting or entertaining. They're not TV-worthy, and you're kidding yourself if you say otherwise. Don't assume that I am a "Teresa plant" just because I don't like the Manzo's. Besides, Teresa and the Manzo family are getting along just fine right now. You know what happens when you assume, right?

Hulali
Hulali

 @promotepeace  Better yet... hook her up with the matchmaker Patty Sanger, its still Bravo you know.....

Hogan
Hogan

 @promotepeace  @Robson  @Mollymom3 Agreed, but not with Patty Stanger. I can't stand her dirty approach to everything. She is getting old, as in people are tiring of her.

promotepeace
promotepeace

 @Robson  @Mollymom3

 Me 2 Robson! I wasn't sure how I felt about her in the beginning but now I just think she's a teddy bear with a short fuse. I'm sure she is a great help to her mom but I agree she needs to find her own place to be happy. I hope Bravo sees what you wrote because it would be a TV first for a lesbian bachelorette show! The ratings would sky rocket!! I'll keep my fingers crossed! :)