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?
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.”
Reality does not require a brick to the head. CLUNK
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.