RHONJ: Melissa Gorga Fails to Silence Her Past

A few months ago I was told that a man by the name of Anthony Arater could confirm many of the rumors regarding Melissa Gorga’s past and her alleged cheating.  Unfortunately, Anthony no longer lived in New Jersey, I didn’t have his phone number and he didn’t have a twitter account so it was difficult to contact him.

Then one day, I was able to speak to Anthony by telephone and his insight and detail clearly showed that he had dated Melissa at a young age and continued to maintain a
“relationship” with her well after her marriage to Joe Gorga. Anthony had proof in the form of letters and photographs.  Clearly Melissa remembers Club Karma – where Anthony worked at the time.  Anthony was able to explain many of the missing pieces in Melissa’s sordid history.

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Anthony at Club Karma with colleague

Anthony also explained that he was negotiating with a certain publication to print his story.  Unfortunately, the negotiations were allegedly leaked to Melissa’s camp.

Anthony claims that he was contacted by Melissa Gorga’s cousin. Anthony said that Melissa’s cousin and he remained friends throughout his relationship with Melissa.  Melissa’s cousin asked why he would “want to hurt Melissa by disclosing intimate details of their relationship.” Anthony also alleges that Melissa’s cousin told him that if it’s a matter of money, he should “let them know.” Anthony refused any further discussion and told Melissa’s cousin that if Melissa or Joe Gorga wanted to talk to him they knew how to reach him.

Shortly thereafter, according to Anthony, Melissa Gorga called him. After exchanging minor pleasantries, she asked him if he would reconsider publishing his story. Melissa told him that it would hurt her book sales. When she realized that Anthony was not swayed, she allegedly asked him how much he was being paid because “her publisher would be interested in the story.” Anthony explained that he was not interested in any payoff and ended the conversation.

Anthony has confirmed that he arrived in New Jersey last week to finalize negotiations to tell the Real history of his relationship with Melissa Gorga before and after her marriage.

Stay tuned because Anthony leaves nothing to the imagination! Anthony Arater has confirmed “I won’t be bought off and I won’t be silenced.”

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Mobwife Antics Overshadow Fifth Grade Graduation

What happens when a member of VH1′s Mobwives takes her crazy into real life. . .

The following post was spotted on Linda Scarpa’s Facebook page:

Nothing like being slapped in your face by the fakest mobwife of them all at your kids graduation . . . Gotta laugh cant control lowlives even if they think they are living the high life . . . dont change the fact that your still a LOWLIFE. . . who does that shit at a kids’ graduation. . . SMH — feeling annoyed

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/linda.scarpa.33

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It appears that Linda Scarpa  is less than pleased with a “Mobwife” making an ass of herself at the Fifth Grade Graduation of Linda’s twins.  So rather than engage at the graduation, Linda is calling her out on social media.

Linda is not impressed by the woman’s  TV show – the focus of the day was supposed to be the children. Instead the focus became the woman’s screaming tantrum.

 

Who is the “fakest mobwife” that would start a scene in front of hundreds of people at a Fifth Grade Graduation with no regard for the other children or parents? None other than . . .

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. . . Carla Facciolo

Looks like Carla Facciolo thinks she’s still filming the show but no one at the Graduation was impressed by her antics. Lucky for her, Linda didn’t want to engage with her twins, family and attendees watching the drama unfold.

Carla’s actions come on the heels of Linda’s unrelenting defense of Carla on Twitter after a disgusting tweet appeared accusing Carla of using a homophobic slur.

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Horror! Outrage! . . . as all pounced on Carla for the tweet.  Even Carla’s closest allies distanced themselves. Linda, however, hunkered down. As a friend of over 25 years she remained steadfast in her belief that Carla would not make such a despicable statement.

As soon as the tweet appeared, Linda (@LindaScarpa) immediately tweeted that it was a hoax. Shortly thereafter, while the attacks continued on Carla, Linda posted proof of the photoshopped tweet. . . the boy making the accusations inadvertently tweeted a different version of what was supposed to be the same tweet. HOAX REVEALED! Crisis over.

So why did Carla suddenly feel compelled to physically assault Linda and make a scene? A scene that had the attendees asking Linda where were the film crews hiding! Frankly, nothing justifies physically assaulting someone (in front of her children) . . . didn’t Carla say as much when Love assaulted her?

Instead of apologizing, Carla responded by posting the following:

carla says friends of 25 yearsInteresting to note, none of those “friends of 25 years” came to Carla’s defense when the homophobic tweet was posted with the exception of Linda Scarpa.

Linda Scarpa commented to the within story as follows:

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RHONJ: Exxon In Hot Pursuit of Wakile & Sons, Inc.

wakile exxonRichard Wakile (husband of Kathy Wakile of RHONJ) is no stranger to the judiciary in New Jersey.

Wakile’s legal escapades, including but not limited to his landscaper’s successful lawsuit against him and Exxon’s lawsuit, have previously been reported by various media outlets.  Discussion of the Exxon lawsuit was  resurrected as a result of Wakile’s famous twitter escapades.

Wakile’s famous twitter escapades are well documented on a twitter feed entitled @WakileMustGo. He has directed his inappropriate tweets at women of varying ages, calling them skanks, douches, dogs, claiming to know where they work, etc. His most offensive tweets are those targeting young women-one in particular stands out where he felt the need to mention the profession of a blogger’s father. After each tirade, Wakile deletes all offensive tweets.

On the evening of June 25, 2013, Wakile commenced yet another “twitter women hater rant.”  The following are highlights of his depravity:

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As a result of Wakile’s rampage, I sought answers regarding the Judgment obtained by Exxon in the Wakile matter.  Wakile repeatedly refused to answer whether the $113,449.46 Judgment had been paid, but insisted that “Richard Wakile” did not appear “in the papers”.

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(except of course the landscaper) Exxon?

It appears that Wakile learned to answer questions about his legal issues from Jacqueline Laurita.

In accordance with the invitation of Richard Wakile, I read ALL the pleadings in the matter entitled ExxonMobil Oil Corporation vs. Wakile & Sons, Inc. and Adel Abouzid, Civil Docket No. CV-09-1265 (hereinafter Exxon v. Wakile)

The procedural history of the case is replete with strategic maneuvering by Defendants, but not once did Defendants deny any of the allegations made by Exxon.  The Complaint alleged among other things, breach of contract, trespass and conversion (improper taking of Exxon’s property).

The Federal Court issued a preliminary injunction forbidding Defendants from transferring, removing, selling or giving away any of Exxon’s property:

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Defendants never denied the allegations of the Complaint, never denied that they wrote bad checks, never denied that they converted (improperly took) Exxon’s equipment or that they owed the funds. Defendants admitted that they forged letters from the Bank.

Defendants did nothing UNTIL after Exxon obtained a Judgment against Defendants which awarded Exxon $113,449.56 against the Defendants.

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After Exxon obtained its Judgment, it sought to collect it’s money from Defendants.  When Defendants failed to pay, Exxon asked for depositions (questioning under oath) to explore its post judgment remedies and to determine Defendants’ assets.  That is where the games began.

Defendants failed to appear for depositions on numerous occasions in violation of Subpoena and Court Orders. Exxon attempted to to reschedule the depositions on several occasions. On one such occasion, Exxon obtained a Court Order scheduling the depositions to take place on November 19. Defendant failed to appear.

Shortly after the date of the scheduled deposition, Defendants’ attorney faxed a “Bankruptcy Petition” listing Exxon’s Judgment in an effort to discharge (wipe out) Defendants’ obligation to pay the money. Bankruptcy law allows persons to discharge debts provided it was not obtained by fraud or other exemptions.

By letter dated December 1, Exxon’s Counsel advised the Federal Judge that Defendants had failed to notify Exxon of the alleged Bankruptcy (and failed to provide the proper address for Exxon on the Bankruptcy Petition). Exxon contended that it was entitled to question Adel Abouzid to determine the assets and shareholders of Wakile & Sons, Inc. and to determine what happened to Exxon’s equipment.

The Federal Judge agreed with Exxon and held Defendants Wakile & Sons, Inc. and Adel Abouzid in contempt for their repeated failures to appear, Ordered that the U.S. Marshall arrest Adul Abouzid and awarded Exxon counsel fees to be paid by Defendants.

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Richard Wakile may want to spend less time on twitter calling women douches, dogs and skanks and more time resolving the Exxon Judgment against Wakile & Sons, Inc.

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RHOM: Miami’s Hottest Couple Wed: FIRST LOOK

Miami’s hottest couple Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago were married on June 13, 2013 in an incredibly romantic ceremony in California. Cameras & Cell Phones were banned for obvious reasons.

This is a First Look at the Bride and Groom with much more to follow:

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 All photos courtesy of Fame.Fly.Net.UK.Com

What do you think so far?

Please return for the details of the Wedding of Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago.

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RHOM: Joanna Krupa Not Only Model in the Family

Miami is abuzz with the much anticipated wedding of Romain Zago  and Joanna Krupa of Real Housewives of Miami.  The super model and successful nightclub owner have decided to marry this summer in California.

As Faux Reality was preparing the pre wedding article, it was discovered that Joanna is not the only model in the family. . .

Do you know who else has walked the runway?

See at :30 Seconds into the Show.  In or about 1999, Romain was walking the runway for Designer Icon known as the “architect of fashion” Gianfranco Ferré.

At 26, Romain Zago was representing the House of Gianfranco Ferré:

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RHONJ: Caroline on Tre & Divorce – Why Not Show Clip?

On May 19, 2013, Bravo aired a special entitled Watch What Happens Live Special: Jersey Housewives Tell All. It was basically a one on one with the ladies from RHONJ and Andy Cohen.

The “Tell All” was an opportunity for Jacqueline, Kathy, Melissa and Caroline to rehabilitate their deplorable behavior from Season 4, while taking calculated shots at Teresa Giudice.

Andy Cohen told Caroline Manzo that viewers were “bothered” by Caroline Manzo’s prediction  of a Giudice divorce and a potential book.

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Without the benefit of the July 22, 2012 clip, Caroline responded as follows:

I didn’t say that.  I never predicted a divorce, that’s not nice. I said if they were to ever to divorce she would capitalize on it. And I was right, because two weeks later she put out a magazine article about it.  It was me saying what’s sacred in your life?

It is difficult to determine what is more offensive, Caroline predicting that Teresa would capitalize on an alleged failed marriage or her predicting a divorce. Furthermore, how does Caroline Manzo know that Teresa “put out a magazine article about it?”

It is interesting to note, that Bravo failed to provide the clip of Caroline’s “talking head” to determine what she actually said about Teresa and Joe. So we are providing it for your review: The following is the relevant portions of the July 22, 2012 transcript:

Teresa wants it all, and I think that the demands she put on him [Joe Giudice] led him to make decisions that weren’t the best. And I think he resents her for it, and he’s going to pay the ultimate price for it.

Prediction: Something may happen where someone has to go somewhere. Teresa’s going to have to pull herself up on her bootstraps and take over. She’ll say, ‘You know what, I tried. I stood by him, but I have to divorce him now. And I’m gonna show my daughters what it’s like to be strong and independent on your own and survive.

There’s a book there somewhere. You heard it here first.

The night when “the Prediction” aired (July 22, 2012),  Caroline Manzo and Meghan McCann appeared on Watch What Happens Live.  Andy asked about the divorce prediction and told Caroline that “you said something that is getting a lot of play on twitter.”  When Andy stated play the clip, Caroline smirked and said “Thank You. ” Here is the clip that was played.

After the clip was played, Caroline stated:

I meant it. I’m sorry that I had to say it. It’s insensitive. It was wrong. But I meant it. Over the  past year, 2 years I been watching someone put things out in the tabloids that are very sensitive to their family, their children to their husband, to their marriage and there is no conscience there, so why would there be a conscience if he goes away.

Meghan McCann indicated that she admired Caroline Manzo for admitting to saying something that was unpopular and sticking to her convictions!

Caroline’s comments came on the heels of Jacqueline Laurita stating that Teresa and Joe “lead separate lives.” So who are we kidding and why is Bravo still looking to hide Caroline’s nasty, self serving, know nothing comments? All Bravo had to do to show Caroline to be the liar she is would have been to show the clip of “the Prediction” OR the clip of Caroline’s response on the prior WWHL. They did neither, because Bravo sought to rehabilitate Caroline’s messy predictions on Housewives Tell All!!

This article has not even touched the surface of Caroline Manzo’s  intrusive comments about Teresa Giudice’s parenting or comments about the Giudice children. Yet during Season 3, the cast crucified Teresa for writing that she does “not condone young girls stripping to bring in business to a car wash.”

Bravo needs to understand, viewers “are not buying it” no matter the spin.

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RHONJ: Is Bravo Liable for Bravolebrities’ Raging Assaults

RageChristeningBravo introduced Joe Gorga to RHONJ viewers as he raged at his son’s Christening.  Gorga turned his infant son’s religious celebration into a battle royale: guests were punched, kicked, thrown, pushed – all because Gorga was unable to control his anger.  With the addition of Joe and Melissa Gorga, RHONJ has become a series of vignettes wrapped in insults, screaming matches, threats, heartbreak and violence.

In fact, Bravo was unable to air most of the Punta Cana footage because of a lawsuit which alleged that Bravo and Sirens Media:

encourage, promote and demand that the cast of RHONJ engage in verbal and physical conflict with one another and members of the public, creating a culture, climate and/or atmosphere of confrontation, hostility and violence in order to attract viewers.

See specifics on Punta Cana lawsuit.

In Season 4, Gorga continued his failure/refusal to control his violent outbursts through out the season. During the Wakile pool party, Gorga raged at his sister, cursing within ear shot of the children.

pfs joe gorgaIn the season finale Gorga attacked Kim D at her own fashion show, calling her a scum of the earth, whore and accusing her of being high, etc. Fellow RHONJ castmates tweeted their support by indicating they admired Gorga for “rescuing his wife.”  On what alternate Universe does a man bellow insults at a woman, call her scum and a  whore in front of a crowd and is admired for doing it? Oh, yes the Faux Reality known as BravoTV.

Season 5 premieres on June 2, 2013.  Several cast members, including Joe Gorga have been charged with assault and terrorist threats for causing bodily injury to a third party during filming.  Notwithstanding the pending charges, Bravo is promoting Season 5 by previewing a brawl wherein Gorga attacks Joe Giudice (or so he tried.) The following are still shots of the melee:

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QUESTION: Is Bravo liable for the Bravolebrities’ Raging Assaults in StilletoGate?

ANSWER: YES, Bravo and Siren Media had ample proof of Gorga’s propensity for violence, his outbursts were encouraged, within the scope of his employment and thus foreseeable.

In New Jersey, there is a legal doctrine that holds employers liable to third parties for the acts committed by an employee “within the scope of his employment.” The question as to whether the employee acted “within the  scope” is fact sensitive to each case. Courts use the following factors to guide their analysis:

  1. whether the act is of the kind he is employed to perform;
  2. whether the act occurs substantially within the authorized time and space limits;
  3. whether the act is actuated, at least in part, by a purpose to serve the employer; and
  4. whether the use of force is foreseeable.

As to Factor (1), Gorga is employed to create drama. The fact that Bravo used Gorga’s outbursts to promote the upcoming season indicates that he is employed to participate and perpetuate these violent outbursts.

As to Factor (2), there is no question that the alleged assault occurred while filming on site. If reports are accurate, Siren Media prepared the site for the physical confrontation by rearranging furniture and putting security into place.

As to Factor (3), the violent outburst served Bravo’s purpose to create the type of over the top drama to attract viewers and pump up ratings.

Regarding Factor (4), Bravo has filmed Gorga’s violent outbursts for years. Foreseeability of the employee’s act is “crucial” to a finding of liability and Gorga’s outbursts are easily documented.

In the instant matter, Gorga’s repeated consistent rages (without consequence by Bravo) make it clear that his violent behavior is both foreseeable and within the scope of his employment. Thus, Bravo may once again be forced to pay for the bad behavior of it’s Bravolebrities.

The aforementioned analysis deals with the civil liability associated with injuries/damages caused by Bravolebrities. 

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RHONJ Marco Sisters’ Fan Tells All

marco sisters fan blog sizeFaux was recently contacted by a woman who was entrusted with running one of the Marco Sisters’ Twitter Fan Pages.  Due to reasons that will become evident hereinafter, this woman shall be known by the alias Jane Doe.

Jane sought a forum to reveal the alleged underhanded tactics employed by the Marco Sisters in pursuing their alleged goals – those being the following:

  • Ensuring Melissa Gorga’s longevity in the limelight
  • Teleporting Kim and Lysa into the RHONJ; and
  • Tarnishing Teresa Giudice’s image so that she would be compelled to depart from Bravo.

silhouette-womanJane agreed to a telephone interview to ensure a free flow of information and follow up questioning.   She agreed to answer all questions without reservation. Not once did she “take the Fifth.”   Jane was brutally honest; accepting responsibility for lying to assist the Marco’s propaganda machine. Her awakening shows the truth shall always prevail:

Faux:    Jane, I understand you ran a Fan Page for the Marco Sisters, is that correct?

 Jane:    Yes, I did.

 Faux:   Tell me how running the Marco Sisters’ Fan Page come to pass.

 Jane:    I was a big fan of Melissa Gorga and I used to tweet her all the time. I was supportive of Melissa and Joe. Eventually Melissa’s sisters Kim and Lysa followed me. We would tweet.  Then Kim asked if I would be interested in running a fan account for Melissa. I was flattered. I loved that Melissa took care of her family, she is beautiful, she was sweet to her fans.

 Faux:   Did Melissa’s sister, Kim, tell you what “running a fan page for Melissa Gorga” would entail and whether you would be compensated?

 Jane:    Kim told me that I would have to tweet and retweet things in support of Melissa & Joe Gorga, make sure I kept up with all her appearances, show what a great wife and mother she was and what a nice person she was. She told me not to be negative. I wasn’t getting paid but she said I would get to know things about Melissa in advance and I would get invited to events.

 Faux:     So how did you go from agreeing to run a Melissa Gorga Fan page to running a Marcos’ Sisters’ Fan page?

 Jane:      Kim told me that her niece wanted to run the Melissa account and told me I could run Marco Sisters account instead.

 Faux:     So tell me about your experience running the Marco Sisters’ page. Was it everything you thought it would be?

Jane:    At first it was great. I would get recognition from Melissa and her sisters. I kept it positive. I worked with their niece who ran some of the other accounts. It was loads of fun. Kim told me that she and Lysa expected to be on the show by next season. They told me they would be taking Teresa and Kathy’s place. So we should show our support by tweeting about them too.

 Faux:     It sounds like things were going well, yet eventually Kim asked you to deactivate the page, correct?

Jane:     Yes.

 Faux:     So how did you fall out of grace with the Marcos?

Jane:     Everything Kim told me was a lie but I didn’t realize it. Kim and Lysa told me that some of Teresa’s fans were doing evil things to Melissa and the fan pages needed to focus on them. Lysa told me a fan named Bino and a blogger named AllAboutTRH were trashing the Gorga family and part of my job was to go after them.

 Faux:     What did you understand her to mean by “go after them?”

 Jane:      Lysa told me that those two were making up lies about Melissa and  run interference, spread the word that Bino and Roxy who ran a blog called All About The Real Housewives were getting their instructions directly from Teresa. It got dark. I spent all my time attacking Bino and AllAboutTRH. It got worse like a snowball. Kim told me to tweet Bino sent me messages. I was doing things I was so uncomfortable doing. I was sliding into a negative place. All of us that were running fan accounts spent more time trashing the Giudices than we spent promoting the Gorgas.

Faux:    So was there a water shed moment for you?

 Jane:     Yes. One night Melissa’s make up guy started bashing Teresa bad. I mean he worked for Melissa and that was her sister in law and he was saying disgusting things. I told Lysa and Kim and they wouldn’t answer me. I told him stop but he got even more nasty and told me to mind my business. Before this when I tweeted about Laurita, Kim sent me a message to take down my tweet before Jacqueline saw it. I didn’t like attacking Joe Gorga’s sister. I wouldn’t do it and one of Kim’s friends told me that I wasn’t a team player. I did everything they asked and I was pissed when they said I wasn’t a team player.

 Faux:     What did you do?

Jane:     I sent Kim and Lisa messages telling them what happened and how I felt. I thought if they knew what the makeup guy was doing, they would tell him to stop. I was wrong. They didn’t get him to stop. They stopped talking to me except to tell me to deactivate the account. Kim’s friend came after me and wouldn’t leave me alone. She threatened to expose me. I saw what she did to people when she went after them.

Faux:    Did you deactivate the account?

 Jane:     At first I was. Then I thought it’s better if I tell what was going on. I posted some of what happened. Kim’s squad came after me full throttle.  They knew they had to destroy me because I knew the truth about them. It’s all an act and they use fans like me, feed us lies and make us attack and make up rumors about Teresa and her supporters. The make up guy and the people that work for Melissa know if they don’t do what they’re told, they’ll be replaced with people who will. I won’t deactivate the account because I created it, I worked at it, so why should they find another unsuspecting fan to use it for spreading lies about Melissa’s sister in law.

 Faux:    Jane, what do you want our readers to know about the Marco Sisters?

Jane:     Thanks for giving me a chance to tell what happened to me. I want everyone to know that Melissa, Kim and Lysa are after fame and money. They don’t care who they have to slaughter or who they lie to get those two things. Kim and Lysa want to be on the show so bad they both work on losing weight and getting plastic surgery like Melissa, but they are so ugly on the inside.  I have the messages saved so I can prove everything. I know how they use people to attack Teresa, family and her fans. They have 5 people handling at least 40 accounts that I know. I stopped watching the show because of them. It was a terrible experience I don’t wish on my worst enemy.

The interview lasted in excess of two hours. The aforementioned excerpts are intended to reveal the reality behind fan pages, and the dark world of Gorga Marco Fan pages. This interview sent us tumbling down the rabbit hole.

UPDATE: May 5, 2013 -True to Form: This evening, the account @MarcoSistersFan tweeted that it never gave an interview to Faux Reality Entertainment. It claimed that it stumbled upon the within interview and felt compelled to set the record straight.

Gorga / Marco Spin continues:

  • How could an account that hasn’t tweeted since September 2012, remarkably return the SAME day as the posting of the aforementioned interview?
  • Why would an account who when last tweeted sparred with Gorga/Marco suddenly be united on the SAME day of the posting of the aforementioned interview?
  • Why would a person who claims he/she runs the account fail to email Faux or post on the Faux site to proclaim imposter, but instead took to twitter?
  • Why would anti Melissa Gorga tweets by @Bino989 suddenly disappear from the TL of the account?

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Simple – Jane Doe’s telephonic interview occurred on April 12, 2013. Prior to the interview, in order to prove custody of the account, Jane allowed me an opportunity to log into @MarcoSistersFan. Jane confirmed that she would relinquish the account on or about April 16, 2013 (prior to the publishing of the within interview). Jane was certain that upon the posting of the interview, the new custodian would react – and react they did.  

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RHONJ: Melissa Gorga GUILTY – Failing to Use Child Safety Restraint

melissa gorga courtWith all the rumors swirling around, this will confirm that Melissa Gorga was in fact a guest of Boonton Township Municipal Court!  Missy was charged with the following violations:

  • NJSA 39:3-76.2A – Failing to have proper safety restraint on child
  • NJSA 39:8-1 – Failing to have Vehicle Inspected
  • NJSA 39:3-33 Failure to properly display license plate
  • NJSA 39:3-29B Failure to have Registration 
  • NJSA 39:3-29C Failure to have Insurance Card 

On April 30, 2013, Missy appeared in Court for what was supposed to be a first appearance to enter a plea.  Due to the confrontation that Missy had with the police officer, the Prosecutor indicated that he could not amend or dismiss any violations.  Missy’s request to seal the record (so that it would not be available to the public) was rejected.

In an effort to do damage control, the Gorga team requested to plead Guilty and be done with the entire matter. So, on April 30, 2013, Defendant Melissa Gorga pled as follows:

  • GUILTY to Failing to have proper safety restraint on child
  • GUILTY to Failing to have Vehicle Inspected
  • GUILTY to Failure to properly display license plates

The remaining violations were dismissed with court costs assessed against Melissa since she produced a registration and an insurance card for the Prosecutor.

We look forward to Melissa Gorga’s explanation on how Teresa Giudice is responsible for her failure to use proper safety restraints for her child.

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Exclusive: RHONJ – Bryan Bowen Sets the Record Straight

Season 5Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5 is scheduled to premier on June 2, 2013 and rumors are rampant.  Speculation is abound. Viewers want to know:

  • Will Teresa Giudice receive the “bad edit” yet again;
  • Will Melissa Gorga’s infidelities be exposed;
  • Will Jacqueline Laurita’s foreclosure and financial crisis be acknowledged;
  • Will Caroline Manzo stop breast feeding her adult children;
  • What Kim D event will be used as the backdrop for Season’s 5 “set up;”
  • Will Penny Drossos, Jennifer D and Elvira run for the hills when they see the crazy workings of RHONJ?
  • Will Kathy Wakile get a story line that doesn’t bore everyone to sleep?

So many questions and so much speculation. . .

One of the most anticipated questions revolve around Melissa Gorga’s infidelities. Various media outlets have opined that discussions of Melissa’s infidelities have been filmed.  There have been reports that Melissa’s ex-boyfriend, Bryan Bowen was included in the filming of Season 5.

On February 11, 2013, Radar OnLine reported that “a source close to the show” stated that while filming the December 3, 2012 Fashion Show, Penny Drossos telephoned Bryan Bowen regarding Melissa Gorga’s infidelities:

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Anyone who knows Bryan Bowen or who follows him on twitter  (@Bulldog_NJ) for more than a New York minute knows that Bryan Bowen does not cower or go by an alias “Mike.” The Radar OnLine story as described by “the source close to the show” seemed contrived and unbelievable.

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So I asked Bryan if he would agree to SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT to a very limited series of direct questions about Radar OnLine’s story and he agreed.  The following is my Exclusive interview with BRYAN BOWEN:

Faux: Bryan, did you talk to Penny Drossos on December 3, 2012 regarding Melissa Gorga?

Bryan: No, I didn’t talk to Penny or anyone else from the show about Melissa Gorga on December 3rd.

Faux: Have you ever been known as “Mike” on the show, and by show I mean Real Housewives of New Jersey?

Bryan: (smiles) Not that I know of.

Faux: So is Radar OnLine’s source incorrect when he or she stated that you were on a telephone call, known as Mike and you validated things regarding Melissa?

Bryan: The source was wrong.

Faux: Have you been contacted by Bravo or Production about Season 5? Okay, Okay, I withdraw the question, but you can’t blame me for trying. 

Thank you Bryan for setting the record straight. On behalf of viewers and your fans, we all look forward to you telling your story on Bravo or elsewhere.

END OF INTERVIEW

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In the Life: The Story of Mob Royalty – Little Linda Scarpa

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, I was fascinated by those ” In The Life” – the term used to describe the men who kept the neighborhood safe. Those men drove fancy cars, lived in amazing houses and their kids were treated like royalty by the locals. We knew who the wiseguys were, but not exactly what they did for a living, nor did we care. To us, they were our friends’ fathers or uncles who gave us money for ice cream, bought boxes of our girl scout cookies (and let us keep the cookies!!) and threw the most lavish parties for their kids.

linda scarpa and her dadDecades later, I have again become fascinated by a young woman who grew up “in the life” – Little Linda Scarpa, daughter of the late Greg Scarpa (Greg Scarpa was legendary in our neighborhood).

Linda Scarpa was one of kids that would have been treated like royalty in our neighborhood. Linda grew up privileged: parents who adored her, private schools, drivers, designer clothes and anything money could buy.

Fast forward to 2013, the young woman from the privileged past lost her father as she turned 25 years old. She was forced to reconcile the loving father with the stories of his “alternate” life wherein he played “judge, jury and executioner.”  The life, which surrounded her, while tragic, shaped Linda Scarpa into the woman she is today.

linda scarpaI Married A Mobster. She is currently writing her memoir as the daughter of the man feared by all wiseguys. In addition, Linda was just slated to star in an upcoming show entitled Boss Ladies.

So why does Linda Scarpa stand out among the wives, daughters, etc that have recently come under the spotlight?  It’s simple. . .

Linda is real. She tells it as it is – good, bad or otherwise. Whether Linda is interacting with a celebrity or the street sweeper, she treats people with the respect she deems they deserve – unaffected by financial status.

Anyone who follows Linda on twitter (@LindaScarpa) can readily see that she enjoys interacting with family, friends and fans. She has been and continues to be outspoken regarding the Mobwives Series – often questioning how “real” the “reality” show is.

Linda does not shy away from any question, but do not cross the line because her straight forward approach is never more evident than when Linda is schooling someone on proper respect. Linda uses words as her weapon of choice.

When a blogger sought to question Linda’s parent’s marital status, Linda shut the blogger down faster than “a speeding bullet.”  When a Mobwives groupie crossed the line regarding Linda’s family, Linda made it her mission to expose him for the fraud he turned out to be – she revealed that he faked being twitter “verified.” Shortly thereafter, he announced he was shutting down his account.

From Daddy’s privileged princess  . . . to the harsh family tragedies . . .

. . . Little Linda Scarpa . . . her star keeps rising.

 

 

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RHONJ Brawl Leads to Criminal Charges – StilettoGate

Jacqueline-has-had-enoughSome people never learn . . .

The blonde girl is always the first to get hacked up in horror films;

The guy wearing the red shirt is always killed on Star Trek; and

A brawl always breaks out at Kim D parties with Jacqueline Laurita at the center of the controversy. . .

. . . it’s as certain as paying taxes and death.

So let’s tell a tale, a tale of a Grand Opening and Kim D’s promise to Bravo to deliver with a little help from her friends . . .

Throughout filming of Season 5, Kim D continued to schedule “events” and invite her RHONJ “friends” because her orders were to sponsor events until “something of interest” was captured on film.

Kim D scheduled the Grand Opening of a second location for her store in Ridgewood, NJ.  The event was scheduled so quickly that Production failed to obtain the requisite permits and insurance (town retroactively issued one of the requisite permits the following day). It is unclear whether the landlord’s permission was necessary pursuant to the provisions of the lease. Furthermore, it is unclear whether the State provided the proper licensing for hair/waxing services (all of which were offered and captured on film).

In order to lure Penny Drossos (known as PDKhair) and her husband, John Karagiorgis (known as @JohnnyTheGrk) to the March 30, 2013 event, Joe Gorga and Richard Wakile spent the weeks preceding the event contacting @JohnnyTheGrk, offering to have their wives film with Penny and obtaining Karagiorgis’ commitment to attend the event (in order to publicly prove that any strife was behind them).  Production asked Karagiorgis to attend in writing, confirming same the evening of the event.

On March 30, 2013, the invited guests were permitted entry according to a pre-arranged time table. As invited guests, Penny Drossos and her girlfriend were escorted into the salon, John Karagiorgis and three remaining guests were told to wait outside for their cue (they along with other guests waited for over an hour).

Upon entry, Penny Drossos was immediately confronted by Jacqueline Laurita who in a span of minutes went from asking if they knew each other, to making accusations about her autistic son, to apologizing to Penny Drossos and bursting into tears. Surrounding guests were stunned!!

Production then ushered Penny Drossos to Teresa Giudice. When Teresa asked Penny Drossos to back her up that it was Penny who brought up Melissa’s past at a prior event (this Season), Penny Drossos reminded Teresa that it was Teresa and Kim D who asked Penny to confirm who Melissa’s ex was because of a phone call Juicy allegedly received.  [In fact, last year, Twitterland was abuzz when various individuals  tweeted about Melissa's alleged infidelities and compromising pictures from Cancun, etc.]

As the drama among the housewives continued, furniture was rearranged, security moved into position and Jacqueline Laurita removed her shoes.  John Karagiorgis was cued to enter the salon and greet Joe Gorga, which Karagiorgis thought was in accordance with discussions he and Gorga had prior to filming. Instead of the friendly banter that Gorga had promised, Gorga turned purple with rage and was unable to “find his words” as soon as Karagiorgis greeted him.  Gorga erupted into a physical assault upon Mr. Karagiorgis. The Lauritas followed Gorga’s lead and Jacqueline Laurita ultimately attacked striking Karagiorgis in the head with the heel of her stiletto.

Production refused to contact the police. Mr. Karagiorgis proceeded to the Ridgewood Police Department. While Karagiorgis was reporting the incident, Joe Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Chris Laurita ran home.

While at the Ridgewood Police Department, Mr. Karagiorgis’ demeanor was evaluated, he received medical attention, his injuries were documented and he was permitted to file the following charges:

  • Joe Gorga: assault and terroristic threats
  • Chris Laurita: assault and terroristic threats
  • Jacqueline Laurita: assault

On the following day, while Karagiorgios sought further medical attention, Joe Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Chris Laurita celebrated Easter with their families.

Classy Easter table March 31 day after fight

Shortly thereafter, Jacqueline Laurita commenced her all too familiar campaign of sending text messages (via cell phone) and direct messages (via tweeter) to Karagiorgios’ family members and friends and on twitter. Her messages ranged from insisting that she didn’t hit anyone with a shoe, to messages insisting that she “didn’t mean to hit” Mr. Karagiorgis.

On April 2, 2013, on World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), Jacqueline Laurita took the time to taunt an autism advocate by falsely alleging that the advocate wanted Jacqueline to keep her son “a secret.” Laurita knew her tweet was false and was fully aware that such a tweet would cause her fans to attack @RealityJulie.  People who knew @RealityJulie to be a true autism advocate were outraged by Jacqueline Laurita’s blatant disregard for the truth and the harm to Julie.

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On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Joe Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Chris Laurita learned that they were charged with criminal complaints. The same day, they filed cross complaints against Karagiorgis.

Original Photograph by Don Smith Staff Photographer for NorthJersey.Com and Altered by @AWenchLikeMe

Original Photograph by Don Smith Staff Photographer for NorthJersey.Com and Altered by @AWenchLikeMe

Fortunately, the charges filed by Gorga and the Lauritas forced them to testify as to their version of the incident.  The testimony was predictable and inconsistent with the lapse in time from the brawl to reporting, etc. The unedited footage of the event has been demanded by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Contrary to Jacqueline Laurita’s advice to her daughter (when Ashlee assaulted Danielle Staub in Season 2), Jacqueline refuses to take responsibility for her actions.

There are so many unanswered questions:

  • Why would the Gorgas who claimed they have been stalked for “years” wait until they were charged to file cross complaints?
  • Why would Joe Gorga and his wife film with Penny Drossos less than a month earlier at Chakra in Paramus if they felt they were being stalked and cyberbullied?
  • Why would the Producers insist that Drossos and Karagiorgis attend Kim D’s event?
  • Why would Jacqueline Laurita send dozens of messages contradicting her Court testimony?
  • Why would Karagiorgis go to the Police and seek medical attention the night of the brawl if he was “on drugs” (as alleged by Jacqueline Laurita)?

Unlike Bravo, all unanswered questions will be answered courtesy of the Courts

#StilettoGate was coined by Autism Advocate and twitter personality extraordinaire @RealityJulie

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RHONJ: L&S Magazine – Melissa Gorga’s Image Shows Cracks

Since Melissa Marco Gorga was first introduced to the viewers of Real Housewives Of New Jersey, she has worked relentlessly to create an image of the perfect wife and the perfect mother with the perfect life.

The February 25, 2013 edition of Life & Style Magazine reports that Melissa Gorga’s perfect life is crumbling . . .

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and Melissa is “scrambling to save the image of her ‘perfect marriage.’”

Melissa expected Season 5 would concentrate on her “blossoming” music career.  But it appears that the dream is quickly turning into a nightmare that Missy never anticipated.  Not only has her music career tanked, but the image of her perfect marriage has hit a Titanic size iceberg.

shamlsLife & Style Magazine questions whether the Gorga’s “love at first sight” story is ALL A SHAM.  The story seems to have been created without much forethought since Melissa’s past is coming out to contradict her head on.

“The only reason she [Missy] went with Joe is because Bulldog didn’t want to settle down. . .”

Scenes filmed on January 31, 2013 for Season 5 have opened the door for a very rocky road for the image created by Melissa Gorga.  As the “wholesome image” crumbles, where oh where does Melissa turn?

The Marco camp spin machine seem to be relying heavily on viewer sympathy, “why ruin the reputation of a wife and mother?” Yet, it is Missy who attempted to build on the “wholesome girl victimized by evil sister in law Teresa Giudice.”

Who can forget Joey Gorga’s Reunion declaration that he followed his father’s advice and picked a girl that “walks a straight line.” Well, it appears that the only walk Missy has done is a walk of shame.  

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Hopefully Papa Gorga will counsel Joey Gorga on what to do about the latest allegations of Melissa Gorga’s infidelity.

kim and melissaSources confirm that Kim D “smiles” and plays one cast mate against the other as she peddles her merchandise. Kim D banks on the fact that no one is talking to each other so her treachery is safe for the time being.

pennyWhen Kim D was unable to deliver, Penny Drossos-Karagiorgis was summoned to the rescue. According to Life & Style, “Penny is Bringing the Drama.”

Until recently, it was unclear whether Penny would appear on Season 5 since she refused to be Kim D’s side kick.

Life & Style reports that Penny will appear in Season 5.  As a successful salon owner, Penny was able to answer many of the yet unanswered questions about Melissa’s past.

Inside sources confirm that Penny’s responses to questions regarding Missy’s past will not be evasive or vague.

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RHONJ EXCLUSIVE: Bulldog Bryan Courted By Media Outlets

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UPDATE: FEBRUARY 9, 2013

Several weeks ago, twitter exploded when Fame Whorgas identified Bryan Bowen as Melissa Gorga’s ex boyfriend. Within minutes, Melissa’s camp attacked Mr Bowen with vile comments about his recent brain surgery. Bowen responded by wishing them well in their endeavors, maintaining his composure, never stooping to their level.

An inside source close to Mr. Bowen has advised that Mr. Bowen is being bombarded with requests to tell details of his and his family’s dealings with Melissa Marco Gorga and the Marco Family.

While initially resisting such requests, the inside source stated:

“Bro thought they were joking. Then her and her family started in on him opening their mouths. He’s not lookin’ to hurt her. But the truth is the truth and seems psycho forgot he knows it.”

When asked who “they” were, the inside source identified “they” as various media outlets that have already offered to provide Mr. Bowen with a platform to tell his story.  When asked to clarify who “psycho” was, the inside source responded “that’s Melissa Marco, she’s psycho girl. We used to call her fatal attraction girl”.

Mr. Bowen has revealed some of Melissa’s bizarre behavior during their relationship in recent tweets. He tweeted that his father threw Melissa out of their home after an 8 months stint when Melissa moved in to the Bowen family home. Donna Marco, Melissa’s mother immediately apologized to Bowen’s father so there was no need for police intervention.

Mr. Bowen detailed some of Melissa’s obsessive behavior indicating that Melissa went thru his parent’s mail, tried to hit him with a vehicle and would hide in the bushes.

Mr. Bowen further tweeted that one evening Melissa gave him an ultimatum or she “would marry the millionaire.” According to Mr. Bowen’s tweet, Melissa was married to Joey Gorga 3 months later.  Bowen also tweeted that Melissa continued to wear a cross pendant that he had purchased for her.  This puts a serious crimp in Melissa’s “love at first sight happily ever after” story.

It appears that Mr. Bowen has ignored Melissa’s sister’s telephone call to his friend and tweets requesting that he stop making public statements.

With the scintillating tidbits that Mr. Bowen has disclosed on twitter, it is no wonder that the media frenzy to get the details of the volatile Bowen / Melissa Macro relationship has begun.

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Our inside source has indicated that Mr. Bowen is close to making a decision on the Media outlet that will get the REAL and UNCENSORED story regarding Real Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Marco Gorga.

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As we sit and wait for the great reveal, we wonder how Melissa Marco is handling the unraveling of her most guarded secrets.

It appears that Melissa Marco is terribly concerned about what Bryan intends to say because she has vocalized her support for those posting the most vile attacks against him.

Our inside source has advised that Mr. Bowen is in the final stages of a deal with a media outlet for a tell all on all aspects of his relationship with Melissa Marco Gorga. Perhaps Missy shouldn’t have issued such a public challenge because it appears that her challenge will be met.

 

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Sandy Relief: Time to Help JR’s Ocean Bar & Grill

The power of twitter has recently brought us someone from Melissa Gorga’s past, Bryan known as @bulldog_nj. Byran has been attacked, ridiculed and tormented by the Macro clan for just existing. His response to these unwarranted attacks has been to explain that he owns his past and he looks forward to his future.

Throughout the twitter storm, Bryan has asked for nothing. In fact, while being attacked, he mentioned that his friend JR’s Ocean Bar & Grill lost everything during Storm Sandy.

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So while we may not be able to stop the attacks on Bryan, Faux Reality Entertainment wants to help in a constructive way. We have contacted JR’s Ocean Bar & Grill and seek to coordinate any assistance, financial or otherwise that we can provide. We ask our readers do the same. We will post the information as soon as we receive same from JR Ocean Bar & Grill, located in Seaside Heights, NJ.

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RHONJ Gorga & The Shirtless Man in Hotel Room

Joey Gorga’s tweets are often strange and difficult to follow since he posts like a horny teenager. He never fails to surpass his bizarre behavior.

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Last week was no exception.  On or about Saturday, January 19, 2013, Melissa Gorga posted that she and Joey were dining with friends.  The photograph is interesting in that Melissa made no attempt to get close to “the love of her life.”

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At 1:30 am that evening, Joey Gorga tweeted the following:

joey gorga and shirt less manWho was the shirtless man, what was he doing in a hotel room at 1:30 am with Joey Gorga and why was Joey asking his tweeter followers what they thought of “his boys [sic] body”?

Yesterday, Joey Gorga posted a photo with shirtless man stating that “life is good”

joey gorga shirtless sergio life is goodIn the photo are Melissa Gorga’s mother’s boyfriend, Melissa’s Brother in law Scott Simpson and shirtless man. The “women” took a separate photo:

gorga lisa roberti dinner with melissa

We know that the Gorgas crave publicity and we wouldn’t put it past them to use the Kim Z and Danielle Staub trick of feigning a same sex relationship to please the network.

Shirtless man’s wife has a twitter acct that sent 7 tweets since August, 2012, all tweets are about their encounters with the Gorgas. Nevertheless, shirtless man seems to have become attached to Joey Gorga as of late.

A source close to Joey Gorga has revealed that shirtless man is Sergio Roberti. His wife’s name is Lisa and they have become “close” to the Gorgas as of late.

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A Miami Love Story: I Will Love You Until . . .

“I will love you until the day after forever . . . ”

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What happens when the Sexiest Top Model in the World falls in love with the handsome owner of the top nightclub in South Beach? For Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago . . . Fireworks!

joanna_krupa_by_somalo_crop nameJoanna Krupa provides viewers with an interesting prospective into the life of a self-made career woman.  RHOM depicts Joanna’s struggle to balance the demands of her professional career with her personal life.  As a stunning model and philanthropist, there seems to be little time for her fiancé.

Joanna is not only a top model and animal rights activist, the multi-talented Polish beauty is also an advocate for children, an actress, a TV host and a poker enthusiast. She is a recurring guest on Fox Business Channel and CNN HDL .  In fact, Joanna’s biography lists an endless stream of professional accomplishments.

romain zago portraitRomain Zago is the owner of one of the most exclusive night clubs in Miami, Mynt Lounge.  RHOM viewers observe as Romain operates a demanding business while coping with a high octane and volatile relationship.

Romain was born in France, raised in Brazil and now calls the United States his home. His meteoric rise from manager to owner culminated in a milestone celebration in 2012 – the ten year anniversary of Mynt Lounge.

Joanna and Romain survived a season of disturbing emails, tattling phone calls and MMA type dinner parties.  After viewing the tumultuous relationship, viewers cheered as Romain renewed his proposal to Joanna in the Finale . . . rose petals, tears, and heartfelt vows . . .

                . . .  And they lived happily ever after   . . .  NOT SO FAST . . .

The Fireworks continued even after the show ended as fans were mesmerized by what would happen.

joanna breaks upShortly after the airing of the RHOM Finale, Joanna announced that she had broken the engagement. She immediately removed any trace of photographs with Romain from her twitter account. Romain celebrated his Birthday party at Mynt Lounge sans Joanna.  The couple, who actively interacted on a daily basis with fans on twitter, all but disappeared.

Viewers felt the agony of the broken relationship as it permeated their respective twitter accounts. Was the relationship salvageable; would the power couple survive the storm; how would (or could) they mend broken hearts?

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So what would the affluent nightclub owner do? Impress his lady with diamonds . . . a car . . . an exotic vacation? No No No.

Romain knew that Joanna would not be impressed by expensive gifts.  Big love and a big break up require a grand gesture so Romain called in the Big Gun.

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Jolanta Krupa!

Knowing how much Joanna admires her mother, it was clear who would be the voice of reason.  Game on. Would Jolanta pick up the gauntlet and get RHOM’s power couple back together?

“I’ll love you until the day after forever” said the Prince to his Princess. Not long after Jolanta’s intervention, Romain and Joanna were seen on the beach. From the looks of it, it appears that the tears are behind them.

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Shortly thereafter, twitter was flooded with congratulatory tweets, asking when and where the wedding would be.

With the introduction of the New Year, Mynt Lounge was the setting for a spectacular celebration as the Miami Love Story continues  . . .

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We look forward to the broadcast of the wedding of the Power Couple that has captivated viewers of RHOM.

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RHONJ Exclusive: Jewelry Launch or Cage Fight at Il Tulipano

EXCLUSIVE – Season 5 Filming

On January 18, 2013, RHONJ filmed the launch for Kim DePaolo’s Jewelry Line at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove. . . Cuffs by Kim D. The event will be part of the much anticipated Season 5.

Since Kim D’s 2012 Annual Fashion Show was uneventful, it was imperative to assemble the cast for a dynamic event.  What better way then to utilize Kim D’s expert skills at causing mayhem.

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Kim D enticed Teresa Giudice into attending the Launch by insisting that Fabellini wine and accessories would be prominently displayed and marketed throughout the evening.

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Teresa was accompanied by her in laws, Peter & Sheila Giudice and her friend, Priscilla DiStasio.

Also present were Caroline Manzo, Rosie Pierri, Melissa and Joey Gorga.  It is unclear if Kathy Wakile attended the party since, even when Kathy attends an event, her contribution is minimal and rather forgettable.

rosie with caroline in backgroundRosie Pierri was her lovable unsophisticated self in her cardigan sweater as she tried on leather cuffs. Carolina Manzo can be seen over Rosie’s shoulder, preaching to an unsuspecting attendee.

The evening would not have been complete without the requisite beat on Teresa Giudice fest.

A source who attended the launch party confirmed to Faux Reality that as Kim D stood by, Theresa Giudice was confronted by her brother, Joey Gorga who berated his sister for the cameras and the amusement of the other attendees.  Joey Gorga had been released from the hospital earlier in the week.  Not to be outdone, Caroline Manzo could not pass up an opportunity to “add her 2 cents” by telling Teresa that she was responsible for all that is wrong in the world.

It appears that as Season 5 continues to film, Faux Reality’s prediction that Kim D is only out for Kim D is coming to fruition.

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As Kim D offers the viewers a cupcake, Teresa Giudice continues to battle the wolves thrust upon her by Bravo.

PS: All desserts were safe for human consumption.  Fortunately, Kathy Wakile did not have to break out her Easy Bake Oven.

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Copyright Infringement & It’s Chilling Effect On Bloggers

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Last week twitter was a flutter with news that a New Jersey based media group filed a lawsuit against a hobby blog for images it posted depicting house parties of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Suddenly bloggers were scrabbling to review their blogs to determine what was permitted and not permitted to post.

What was the law on copyright infringement? Were they violating the law? Why would a media group go to such lengths to target a reality tv blogger? Who would be next?

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One blog commenced posting images with the logo “Stolen From ____” in order to give credit to the image origins.

Another blog indicated it would no longer utilize images so as not to be forced to maneuver thru the maze of copyright laws.

Most surprising was the reaction of one Bravo personality who responded as follows:

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Since the lawsuit was a dispute over images, it is unclear to what Rich Wakile referred when he expressed his hope for “the TRUTH.”  Considering his repeated role as a Defendant, Wakile’s tweet was absurd – Bless His Heart.

So the question that Faux Reality seeks to answer is: Under what circumstances can bloggers post images? This article is not intended to render legal advice nor should it be relied upon as a legal interpretation. But rather a layperson’s interpretation of the law and cases reviewed herein.

On or about June 13, 2012, North Jersey Media Group filed a complaint against a blogger and reporter by the name of Victor Sasson (hereinafter “Sasson”). The suit alleged that Sasson violated copyright laws by using images and stories that were initially published in the Bergen Record on his blog. Complaint, North Jersey Media Group vs Victor Sasson Docket No. 2:12-cv-03568.

On January 4, 2013, the Court dismissed Three of the Four Counts of the  Complaint. After a thorough analysis of the Complaint, the Court found that North Jersey Media could not claim copyright infringement BEFORE it obtained a Certificate of Copyright Registration from the United States Copyright Office. The Court concluded that applying for a certificate is not enough to prove a case for copyright infringement, the Certificate must be issued to maintain a case. The only remaining count in the Complaint is Sasson‘s use of the iconic September 11 photograph of Firefighters raising the U.S. flag at the World Trade Center.

Thus, North Jersey Media is fully aware that if it does not possess a Certificate of Copyright Registration issued by the United States Copyright Office on the date images are posted on a blog, it cannot maintain a cause of action for copyright infringement.

So hypothetically:

  • On April 22, 2012, Real Housewives of New Jersey hosts various events;
  • On April 23, 2012, blog posts images;
  • On or about June 30, 2012, Big Bad Media acquires rights to photographs from various photographers;
  • On or about July 20, 2012, Big Bad Media applies for copyright registration certificates;
  • On December 4, 2012, Big Bad Media is issued Certificates for some, but not all images (while others remain pending).

In the above hypothetical situation, Big Bad Media Group cannot maintain a prima facie case of copyright infringement for postings until AFTER December 4, 2012 for those images in which certificates have been registered. In fact, in the above hypothetical Big Bad Media didn’t even own the rights to the photographs until June 30, 2012.

Therefore, any blog who posted the images before December 4, 2012 has not violated copyright laws pursuant to the Decision of the Court in North Jersey Media Group vs. Sasson.

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RHONJ: Kim DePaolo’s Campaign To Join Cast

Kim DePaolo has made guest appearances in all 4 Seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

In past seasons, Kim was part of the scenery. Kim’s shop and her fashion show provided the backdrop for much of the drama caused by the housewives.

Season 4 was the first time that Kim was invited to the Reunion to answer questions about the dramatic Finale. Viewers wanted answers to the following questions:

  • Who invited Melissa Gorga’s former manager to the Fashion Show?
  • Did Teresa know that the former manager would confront Melissa? and
  • Was Melissa a dancer?

Kim led Bravo and viewers to believe she had the answers.

Unfortunately, Kim failed to provide responsive answers to the questions – mainly because she was motivated by a not too hidden agenda to show Bravo that she could deliver sensational story lines.

Kim failed to inform Bravo that she did not mastermind the confrontation, nor could she have coordinated the attendance of the key players.

Faux Reality shows Kim as a business woman who “seems to have opportunities just fall in her lap.”

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Kim has been masterful at drawing people into her web, gathering information and parlaying that information to her advantage (alla Herbert Hoover).  After all, she’s related (by marriage) to Kim Granatell.

Kim admitted that she speaks to Jacqueline on a daily basis and that she and Caroline “go way back.”

In fact, in Season 2 Kim and her former boyfriend Mike D attended the Sheriff’s Fundraiser at the Manzo’s Franklin Lakes home, wherein she excited Caroline by “volunteering” that Danielle Staub owed her $400.

It is this divided (questionable) loyalty that prevented Kim from providing responsive answers to questions surrounding the Fashion Show at the Reunion.  Kim was vague about Teresa’s involvement and advanced knowledge. Kim’s explanation regarding the presence of Melissa’s former manager left viewers more confused than before her appearance. Kim repeatedly refused to exonerate Teresa when Jacqueline and Caroline proclaimed that Kim told them that Teresa was involved in the Fashion Show confrontation.

So why is Kim straddling the Giudice/Manzo/Laurita fence? Why didn’t Kim explain how Melissa’s former manager came to attend the Fashion Show? Why didn’t she admit who orchestrated the drama instead of simply stating that “opportunities fall in her lap?”

Answer: Kim looks out for Kim without regard for Caroline, Teresa or Jacqueline (her so called “friends”).

 

BravoTV needed a Finale.  Faux Reality dictates that the Finale would be an unscripted sensational spontaneous occurrence during the course of filming. Reality was that BravoTV sought to invite people to the Fashion Show to maximize the dramatic conclusion for Season 4:

  • Danielle Staub refused to attend without adequate compensation and because she refused to promote Kim’s Show
  • Kim Granatell didn’t trust Bravo after it’s unflattering editing in Season 3

A Bravo Bird advised Faux Reality that Bravo turned to a woman from Melissa’s past, Penny Drossos-Karagiorgis. Penny’s family owned the club where Missy “bartended for $100 tips”; Penny knew Missy before her marriage to Joey; Penny knew how Missy met Joey; and, Penny could coordinate a meeting between Missy and her past. 

Kim named Penny the Artistic Stylist for the Fashion Show and Penny helped with the Fashion Show “Guest List.”

After filming the Season 4 Finale, Kim approached Bravo about offering her a contract to appear in Season 5.  A Bravo Bird advised Faux Reality that in order to entice Bravo, Kim guaranteed Bravo that she could deliver Penny and Kim G (without the need to contract with them) anytime Bravo needed them.

Faux Reality seeks to confirm whether Penny and Kim G have agreed that they will appear without compensation in order to assist Kim in obtaining a contract from Bravo.

When asked if Penny agreed to film free to assist Kim in obtaining a contract with Bravo, Penny’s husband @JohnnyTheGreek responded as follows:

Kim is a friend & wish everyone nothing but the best, but nothing in life is ever free, Is it?

Not knowing what the hell that meant, we responded:

Platitudes not necessary. Yes or No, did Penny agree to appear for free to help Kim D land contract?

No one has provided a responsive answer to the inquiry. So, all that is certain is that the Bravo Birdie confirmed that Kim may have parlayed her relationship with Penny and her familial relationship with Kim G into a Bravo contract.

All the ladies of RHONJ need to be cautious with Kim DePaolo because she has proven for the last Four Seasons that her loyalty lies with whomever can deliver what’s best for Kim.  The only person who is on to Kim’s true character is Missy Gorga.

 

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