Tre bashed her cousin and brother's wife for years before they came on the show. She has tried turning her parents away from both Mel AND Joe, because her little hubby has a thing against Jogo. This all came out on the first night of the show when the Gorgas and Wahkies (sp) stepped foot on the show. So I'm sure when this family rift was discovered by Bravo.... it was them that came up with the idea of bringing these new people on to yes, surprise Tre AND to allow them to come forward with THEIR version of their family rift.... and YES to bug the hell out of Tre. Personally, I'm glad they did.Poppy . . .
Oh, sure, the past two seasons Teresa has taken the crown as the new Danielle. DEFINITELY. However, my view is that if you choose to take on the role of the villain, then with that comes the downside of assuming that role. Which is that people are going to hate you, talk about you, call you every name in the book but a child of God, and so on and so forth.
But, then again, TERESA SIGNED UP TO TAKE THAT HEAT. And since she did, then I don't logically see how she can run around bleating that people are bashing or "attacking" you when they call you out on your questionable --- at best --- words and/or actions that directly involve THEM. Like she always does when things aren't going her way.
I mean, if you can't stand the heat, then you need to stay out of the kitchen.
When Teresa chose to flip that table, she also chose to flip herself straight into the middle of RHONJ controversy. I wasn't there, but after that table went flying, AND Andy, at their second Reunion Special (courtesy of Teresa of course!), I'm willing to BET TPTB called Teresa and told/asked her to move into the point position of crap-stirrer-in-residence, because Danielle was out.
Sure, there are times she's clearly been wronged and I've stuck up for her in those instances. But I'm not sitting with a box of Kleenex crying over her being bashed by pretty much everybody on the show and in the free world, now, either.
She CHOSE the spot she's sitting in.
As for Melissa . . .
SURE she came on the show to promote her "singing" career. Shoot, she was even angling to get on the show BEFORE Danielle ever left. Remember when Teresa confronted her in the bar this season about where in the world Danielle had gotten information about Teresa's family, when Teresa KNEW that she herself had never said anything to her about her family? And Melissa admitted that she HAD been feeding info to Danielle about Teresa?
I gave Melissa credit for owning up to doing that dirt then, to Teresa's face when Teresa called her out on it, and I give her credit again, now, for that.
And I would lay money on the probability that after that second Reunion show, Melissa got a confidential call from TPTB inviting her on for Season 3, because they KNEW Teresa would go ape over that. And they needed to have a catalyst for their villain to perform her villainous acts.
So, enter the Gorgas and Wakiles. And then, of course, the villain does what villains would do in such a situation: She goes around bashing the Gs and Ws to her friends, because she's pissed that THEY WERE COMING ONTO THE SHOW AND NOBODY TOLD HER ABOUT THAT. Then, her friends begin to see that the Gs and Ws DON'T have two heads each, like Teresa'd been telling them, so they feel perfectly free to go ahead and befriend them. Which sets the Season 3/4 villain off even more, because her friends didn't take her word as gospel and chose to go ahead and mingle with the (in her eyes) interlopers, anyway. Then actually wind up liking and befriending them.
Oh, and about Melissa probably never having set foot in a classroom as a teacher? Probably true. And all fine by me, as I don't know that I'd want a wench teaching any child of mine, anyway.
Allegations of Melissa AND Jac stripping?
If they WERE strippers, fine. If NOT, STILL fine.
The Gorgas may very well HAVE more skeletons rattling around in their closet than the Giudices. OK. I'm just waiting. Because IF they do, as surely as the sun rises in the East, they will ALL come tumbling out, sooner, or later. And if Melissa's Joe HAS done something to earn his father's disdain and disrespect --- forget about Teresa putting wood on THAT particular fire --- we'll see those bones, too.
Kathy? Sure, she more than likely came on the show to be a constant thorn in Teresa's side. And she HAS been. Pretty much just by doing nothing more than showing up and breathing. And now she's got cannoli kits coming out around the end of the year. Does that REALLY surprise anybody? If it does, then we're not as sharp as I was thinking we might all be. She LOVES the money and attention that're coming her way. And, like Teresa and her cookbooks, booze, etc., I know those cannoli of Kathy's wouldn't be coming onto the market later on this year WITHOUT her RHONJ connections.
So, absolutely, Kathy and Melissa have their own drums to bang, here. So does Chris, with his blk water. So do the Manzo boys, with blk water, and whatever else. So do the senior Manzos, with free advertising for The Brownstone, Caroline's radio appearances, and whatever else she tried that didn't set the world on fire. Teresa with her cookbooks, etc., Lauren with Cafface, Melissa and her "singing", and so on. Far as I can tell, there's pretty much not a ONE of 'em that's not marching along in the percussion section of the RHONJ marching band with a smile on their face, and money falling out of their back pockets.
And ALL of 'em signed on the dotted line and sold themselves out.
And Teresa is the ONLY one who opened herself up to whatever mud is being flung her way --- or BASHING --- by whoever it's being flung by, or whatever the bashing happens to be and wherever it happens to be coming from. Cast members, us, interviewers, whatever.