Cast Blog: #RHONJ

Passing the Sizzle Tans Crown

Amber Calls Out Andy Cohen

Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Dina: "The Reunion was Very Hard to Watch"

Teresa: We Love Hard, We Fight Hard

Dina: The Ladybug Event was Perfection

Amber: I Felt I Like I Was Being Hazed

Melissa: Continue to Pray for Teresa's Family

Why Amber Shares Her Cancer Story

Dina: I Was Team Santa

Teresa: I Don't Blame Jim

Bobby's Unacceptable Behavior

Amber: Dina is Jealous

Melissa: "We are Heartbroken"

Dina Reacts to the Sentencing

Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas

Amber: Dina Was Planning a Blood Bath

Jim and Amber Were on Different Pages

Dina on Bobby's "Bizarre" Behavior

Amber Calls BS on Dina

Nicole: Words are So Powerful

Teresa: "Kudos to Dina!"

Teresa: I Love the Show, I Love My Fans

Praying for a Positive Outcome for Teresa

"Tipsy Melissa is My Spirit Animal"

Dina's Lose-Lose Situation

Jacqueline on Her Status with Teresa

Why Teresa Told Dina the Rumor

Amber on Her Cancer Scare

Teresa: There was an Agenda to Hurt My Family

Melissa: I Do Feel for Amber

Dina: Gia's Beautiful Inside and Out

Nicole: This is Not 'Jerry Springer'

Amber on Her Meltdown with Teresa

Amber's Emotional Call to Teresa

Teresa Thanks the Fans

Dina: Florida Will Be the New Scary Island

Teresa: I Wish I Never Heard the Rumor

Amber on the Shocking Rino Rumor

Victoria Gotti's Big No No

Passing the Sizzle Tans Crown

Teresa shares her thoughts on Joe's billboard and the sit-down with Jacqueline.

Thank you all so much for your support this week. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. xx
 
I loved seeing my girls get to play with their cousins this episode. I love them all so much! Can you imagine me and Joey and Rosie and Kathy running around like that when we were kids? We did! Cousins are your first friends, and I think it's important to get them together so they can grow up together.


 
I really am trying to let things roll off my back. I just want my family together and at peace, no matter what. Insult me, make fun of me, do what you will. I'll keep being a "good little girl." Milania just cracks me up. I never know what's going to come out of her mouth. She says the funniest things. You know how some kids act up in front of company, and some kids get shy? Milania is always just Milania. She makes me smile. Everyone has been asking me about her health since it was reported I took her to the hospital this week. I didn't, it was the doctor's office. She wasn't feeling well, and paparazzi were shooting us coming out of the building. Thankfully, they were very nice. The guy kept saying "I love you Teresa, my family love you." He apologized, and even asked me to take a picture with him. Then a picture of poor Milania and me shows up on TMZ with a nasty headline. Ah marone! Thankfully, Milania is all better now. Thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes.
 
I cannot believe on last night's episode they showed a clip of my old Sizzle Tans commercial! It was one of the first things I ever did when I was on Housewives. I totally regret it, it's so cheesy! I had an inexperienced PR person at the time, who convinced me it was a good idea. And Andy will never let me forget it! "I tan, I spray..." It seems like a million years ago. I'd just had Audriana four months before we shot this, and I was nervous. You can tell Joey wasn't nervous! I thought he looked great. I'm happy to pass the Sizzle Tans crown on to him. Enjoy!The sit-down with Jacqueline was intense. I was deeply hurt because we had been so close for so many years. I never expected her to turn on me like she did. I certainly never got any packet of information about Danielle's past, but if I did, I wouldn't have read it. I really don't care about people's pasts, and I don't have time to go digging. I'm raising 4 kids and working! I'm not the gravedigger in the bunch, believe me!
Yes, five years ago, I flipped one table -- the first and last I've ever flipped in anger. I'm a passionate person, but I have grown. I watched the scene on TV and I didn't like what I saw. I don't want my kids to see that, and I would never do that again. I've never physically attacked anyone, and you certainly haven't seen me do that this season! I've learned from my mistakes. And I have no issues with Danielle anymore. At the time, she was attacking my friends, and I was defending them. Then she said things about me, and it made me mad. But that was a long, long time ago, and I've moved on. I've apologized publicly, and I wish her all the best. And I wish all the best to her gorgeous girls. She must be doing something right to have such great kids. (Kids that aren't making fools of themselves on Twitter...)
 
You'll have to see how it all plays out with me and Jacqueline. It's far from over!

 
Thank you all again for your support and prayers.
 
Tanti Baci,
Teresa xx
 
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www.teresagiudice.com

Amber: Is Dina Coldhearted?

Amber Marchese dishes on her first reunion and why Dina Manzo confuses her.

Hello Housewife friends!  Welcome to the jungle baby! My first reunion was a wild ride. Call me sick and twisted, but I had an unbelievable time at the reunion when most, I have been warned, dread it. I felt like it was “The Great Purge” and when I went home I was felt relieved of any built up tension. I don’t care if anyone has a grudge against me, my slate is clean and I harbor no ill feelings towards anyone. I love to argue my point, and I truly stood by all of my convictions this season, so I was ready to say exactly what was on my mind, and then some. 

I know the twins and I went at one another pretty hard, but that is what the reunion is all about. It is an opportunity to get it all out and potentially understand one another's position better. Then we can each make our own decisions as to where we want to go with our relationships. I am very much the type of person that can say some of the meanest things and sling mud, but hug it out at the end forgetting anything negative that was said. It just rolls off my back. I actually think it is healthier to say what needs to be said, and then move on.

One thing I did question after the reunion was if Dina actually has a heart or if I should start calling her the Tin Man. I actually have not figured her out yet. Is she really just a coldhearted bitch, or has she been hurt so many times that she has become warped and jaded. I feel I don’t owe anyone any reason as to why I call cancer “the cancer,” but I will give it once more anyhow. “The cancer” is “the monster” to me. It is a way for me to take away its power and to minimize it. “It” destroys lives, so “it” does not deserve a name. It is just “the cancer” -- it was “the monster” or “the dragon.” Although Dina claims to have an understanding of how devastating cancer is to a family, her actions and blatant lack of empathy proves otherwise.

In addition, I did not think it was appropriate for me to interject into family quarrels at the reunion; however, this is something that I feel strongly about. I have met Jaqueline and I have spoken to her on many occasions. In the very short time that I have gotten to know Jaqueline, I know and have empathy with the struggles she has caring for Nicholas. I felt that Dina’s interpretation of her nephew was callous and completely out of touch with reality. The only thing that keeps playing in my mind is, "You know nothing John Snow."  No, thank God, he is not hooked up to machines with cancer; however, what the Laurita family goes through is extremely difficult on a day to day basis that will continue on for a lifetime. It is emotionally and financially devastating. Although, Dina "visits" children with cancer, at the end of her visit she gets to go home, leaving it behind and goes on with her daily life. Since Dina does work with children with cancer, I pray that she can abstain from a self-absorbed lifestyle and become a loving, involved aunt.