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Tough Cookie

Teresa talks Tae Kwon Do, self-defense classes, and Danielle's "scary" threats.

By Teresa Giudice


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Hi Honey!
First of all, a huge thank you to all the amazing fans I met this week at my book signings! At each event, over 600 gorgeous people showed up! I have the most fabulous fans!

How freakin’ cute were my girls making pizza? We’ve always made homemade pizza – that’s why we opened a pizzeria! I share my secret recipe for the best crust in the world and six different kinds of pizza in Skinny Italian. My favorite is Pizza Giudice.

Yes, Joe’s pizzeria is open for business. And yes, I do go help him whenever he needs me. If you’re in Hillside, New Jersey, stop by Giuseppe’s Homestyle Pizzeria at 1576 Maple Avenue. You might see me but you’ll definitely see him. He works crazy long hours, as everyone in the restaurant business does. I’m so proud of him. He’s an entrepreneur, but not the kind who sits behind a phone and just makes deals – the kind who rolls up his sleeves and works 18 hour days.

Joe has been taking the girls to Tae Kwon Do and mixed martial arts since they could walk. How cute were they in their helmets, bowing to each other? Like I said, they are tough cookies.

I was glad to see Danielle’s daughters boxing as well. I think every girl needs to know how to defend herself. And how beautiful are those two? I was not happy though to see a self-defense lesson turn – as it always does – to focus on their mama’s crazy. You could see how uncomfortable they were when their mom was practicing punching mine and Jacqueline’s face. So not cool. Danielle had so much to say about how Jacqueline is raising Ashley. Look at yourself Danielle! Jacqueline constantly tells Ashley how behave, how to rise above, what’s right and wrong. You don’t see Jacqueline practicing punching things and saying it’s Danielle in front of her kids. None of us do that. To quote Danielle: "How horrible for those kids!" A year ago, they were playing with mine and Jacqueline’s kids. They spent the weekend with us at our beach house. And now they have to watch their mom all paranoid and crazy practicing attacking people they were friends with?


Have you noticed through the entire season that Danielle does nothing, nothing but talk and scheme about us? The rest of us are having parties, taking our kids to classes, cooking them dinner, picking pumpkins ... all you ever see her doing is worrying about us. Please, move on! Get a life! Pay some attention to your gorgeous daughters!

Even off camera, Danielle can’t stop talking about us. She had her lawyer say she was going to sue us. Seven months after the hair pulling incident happened, conveniently after she watches the episode, she decides to announce she’s going to sue us? Really? For what? It’s all on tape, Danielle. No-one threatened you at the country club, you big liar. But one episode later, you actually threaten us: "It only takes one good smack to the head to make a person never walk again." Wow, scary! I’m pretty sure a judge isn’t going to side with you on anything. Ever. But what I want to know is where is she getting the extra money for lawyers for bogus lawsuits? Save your money Danielle and use it for your family, not publicity! And for the record, there is no lawsuit, and my house still isn’t and never has been under foreclosure, thank you, thank you very much.

I am a fiery Italian and I do let things out rather than let them simmer and poison everyone around me. I did want to apologize to Kim D. for disrupting her night. I do wish Kim G. wasn’t grabbing me so I didn’t have to push her off because I really do respect the elderly. I wanted to get things out and over with Danielle once and for all, but she wouldn’t stand still long enough to have a conversation. What can you do?

Finally, what do I think of Kim G.? She’s extremely two-faced, and so desperate to be on TV. She and her "busted up Sex and the City" friends at Danielle’s court date said it all. I would call them the Golden Girls, but I don’t want to "name call" and that’s an insult to the Golden Girls. I love Betty White. Kim G., not so much.

Follow me on Twitter @Teresa_Giudice and visit my website for the latest news, my upcoming appearances, and to buy the t-shirts and hair bows my kids wear on the show.

Tanti Baci,

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