Jim Marchese Says Teresa Giudice Should Not Return To The #RHONJ After Prison

Posted on Feb 19 2015 - 12:24pm by BeachSpin

Jim Marchese

Teresa Giudice is only in her second month of a 15-month prison sentence, and her career with Bravo is still evidently up in air. There has been no solid information about the future of Real Housewives of New Jersey, and no info means some high fan hopes that a certain table flipper may reign once again in reality TV land. One person who vehemently disagrees with this notion, is her former cast mate Jim Marchese. He firmly believes that Teresa Giudice has no place on the Bravo franchise, and he shares the reasons for his opinion with People Magazine.

“I don’t think they should bring Teresa back,” Marchese tells PEOPLE. “I don’t have an issue with her working. She can work all she wants. I just don’t think it’s appropriate for her to be on this type of show any longer.”

Jim believes that if Bravo invests in Teresa, the whole concept should to be different. A show that tackles the post prison Teresa and how she is moving forward, and a reality lifestyle show with amped up drama are two very different projects.

If Bravo wants to do a show with her about life after prison, “they can knock themselves out,” says Marchese, “But that’s a show to talk about what happened, her problems and how she’s dealing with them. That’s not the same thing as RHONJ. There’s a completely different theme to it.”

Jim asserts that much of what Teresa would be inevitably drawn into on the show could incite reactions that are off limits for a woman who is adjusting to the necessity of a more strictly controlled persona.

“If she does come back to the show, she is going to be on probation,” he says. “If there is any type of altercation, she will immediately go to jail. For example – she flips a table? She goes to jail because if she did that in a public place, that would be considered disorderly conduct in my opinion. She will be violating her parole.”

A carefully and deliberately restrained Teresa means a dropped level of drama, and possibly even some disappointed fans.  GASP!  Marchese also insists that consideration needs to be given to other cast members, and how a felon in the mix could affect businesses highlighted on the show. He explains the reason for his concern by using his wifeAmber’s business experiences as relevant examples.

“When we started the show, Teresa wasn’t even indicted yet,” he says. “We took the job with the belief that you would be able to grow businesses out of it. Because Teresa and her husband have been convicted, it has been very difficult for Amber to launch businesses because no one wants to be associated with the show,” he says.
“Teresa’s criminal conviction and how she is portrayed on the show has made it so that cast members have leprosy at this point because people don’t want to be associated with them. Amber, for example, is starting several businesses, including RevolutionIZ, which provides personal training and 3-D body imaging to help people maximize their workouts.”
“But it’s very difficult to have any major endorsements at this point because of Teresa,” says Marchese. “Point blank, they tell us, ‘We don’t want to be associated with felons.’ That’s the first thing they think of. I get it. It taints the show.”

Jim Marchese continues to be a polarizing and controversial reality TV personality. But no matter how you feel about Jim, his points are valid ones, and should be considered by Bravo, as well as by any other brave Jersey souls who are answering those sparked by Bravo casting calls.  Does a felon on probation have any place in the dramatic reality TV world?

 

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  • HoyesMiGente

    Marchese makes my skin itch. He’s just too too much.

    • cait

      ITCH ! Amateur, HMG, I’m ripping my skin off, and bleeding all over the keyboard !

      • WestCoastFeed

        He turns my stomach. I need the giant bottle of Pepto when he shows up on my screen.

        • Wow! I’m sorry to hear that. Sounds like a personal problem.

        • DLister

          Ha! When he shows up on my screen — I need a straitjacket to prevent myself from destroying my hard-earned flatscreen! 🙂

        • cait

          Hey WCF, do you need me to rub your tummy ?

      • HoyesMiGente

        LOL–you are such a better descriptor than me. I bow to you. Yes, indeed. He’s a raging skin infection dressed up in human skin.

        • cait

          HUMAN SKIN ! Not even close, my love ! He’s a lizard who has sanded himself down ! How this criminal low-life can talk about anyone else is beyond me ! As I’ve said before, the Tree didn’t play God with cancer sufferers !

  • Once again Jim makes very valid points and I agree with him. Teresa is the reason production can’t attract wealthy women to do the show. Her reputation brings down the show.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Poor Jim, he just doesn’t get it. He is not the housewife and needs to learn to keep his mouth shut. He just keeps on annoying everyone, over and over again. He is ruining any chance Amber had of scoring another NJ season.

    • Jennymckitty

      Perhaps the reason no one wants to do business with him is due to the plethora of lawsuits involving him & numerous others who he’s done business with in the past.

      • There are a plethora of lawsuits against Jim? I didn’t know that. I know that Twitter Jim Marchese hate group formerly ran by Suzie aka Whorable spread a lot of lies and pulled vulnerable weak minded people into their crap. So happy they all turned on each other and disbanded. I remember when they said the FBI was bringing charges against Jim but that never happened. Just another lie manufactured by Suzie the drug addict.

        • Jennymckitty

          Jim has brought lawsuits against many people & people have sued him as well. I have read the court documents. I am very aware of what happened on Twitter with Suzy & I am staying out of it but I feel certain that people know where my loyalties lie. I will say that none of the documents I have read originated with her. She is now working with Jim.

          • DLister

            Exactly how is whoever “Suzie” is “working with Jim?” This is befuddling because the dude is just on a TV show for one season; I don’t understand what he needs help with.

          • Jennymckitty

            Are you on Twitter?

          • DLister

            No. I’m afraid, Jenny! Seriously — if you can explain for me, I’d love you even more! 🙂 But if you don’t want to or can’t for some reason, I respect that.

          • Jennymckitty

            It is a Twitter situation. A group formed that didn’t care for Jim for different reasons but primarily because of his life off the show. One member took information from others, claimed it & sold it to a gossip rag. She supposedly thought she was owed more from one person who supplied her with information. When this didn’t happen, she secretly sided with Jim. This member was very hateful & attacked numerous people. She has gone after them personally in real life & Twitter. The people she was going after exposed her. She left Twitter for awhile but now she’s back & going after a lot of people… I suppose this would make more sense if I could tell who the players are, how they are personally involved with the Marchese in real life but I won’t use their names.
            Twitter is a major part of Jim’s storyline. He is ruthless on Twitter. She is helping him out.

          • DLister

            Wow! Harsh — now you can see why Twitter scares me! 🙂 Jenny, I am truly amazed how some people take the time and purposefully cultivate such nasty energy to do this kind of vile harassment. One must wonder — do these people have family and a home to take care of? A means of earning income?

            Thank you very much, Jenny, for taking the time to summarize this background. I appreciate it!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Twitter is unbelievably frightening. The CEO of twitter has apologized for letting things get so out of hand, but people have been seriously hurt when some tweeters go so far as reveal their personal information, approach their employers and try to get them fired, etc, etc. Twitter is making an effort to stop some of the abuse but people can just create new twitter accounts and keep on harassing others.

          • DLister

            Wow, the poor fellow should not have to apologize — I’m sure we are all in agreement. The concept of Twitter is one I can advocate for — businesses and news media, and of course professional associations and politicians who are working on many issues. It is a brilliant way to update, briefly.

            The problem exists not in Twitter itself — but the abuse by people who may already have some deep-seated social and emotional issues. Who have no concept of boundary or no idea what “appropriate action and response” is. And that is very, very scary.

          • Jennymckitty

            They should be quicker to close accounts where another’s personal information is posted.

          • WestCoastFeed

            And find a way to permanently ban them. They just keep opening new accounts.

          • Jennymckitty

            They start sock accounts long Befor their main account is suspended

          • WestCoastFeed

            That’s what “sock” accounts are? A kind of pantry of accounts to be used when one gets banned? People go into this with the deliberate intention of causing trouble?

          • Jennymckitty

            Yep. They create different personas, gather followers, sometime chat with their other accounts. They do this either to make their points appear valid by having others agree with them, or they use one account to attack others. Actually, a few bravolebrities have been caught using a sock account to fight back on Twitter.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’ve been watching Faux do this for a couple of years now and she just keeps on and on. She plays sweet for a while as she courts new followers and then ropes them into doing her dirty for her.

          • DLister

            That Faux is a complete evil whackadoodle.

          • Jennymckitty

            You’re welcome. For every bad person there are ten really good people. If you don’t attack others personally, you can avoid the drama.

          • I feel bad for Crystal. She’s not all there mentally and extremely vulnerable. Most of Suzie’s cohorts are but Crystal especially.

          • Also, Madame President is Suzie but you probably already know that.

          • Jennymckitty

            there are a few more aliases. Honestly, what goes on in the Twitterverse could be a great novel. People posting other’s phone numbers, addresses, children’s pics…I never knew so many evil humans existed. However, there are many amazing, kind, inspirational people on there as well. I try to only associate with the good.

          • I knew Suzie and her “crew” were trouble from the start. I feel sorry for anyone that trusted them.

          • Oh Jenny! You’re good people. Nothing like that nasty crazy bunch. I don’t think Jim wants anything to do with Suzie and if they are working together, I can only assume he’s keeping his enemy close. Jim is cunning that way.

            As for the lawsuits. I’ve read all the lawsuits Jim brought or legal action brought against him. And none of them are sinister in nature. Just your typical business related lawsuits. Most are settled now. I don’t think any of those suits would deter business minded people from doing business him. IMO.

          • Jennymckitty

            To me, he seems overly litigious. But maybe that is how one conducts themselves these days.

          • I agree, he is very litigious but that’s not necessarily a bad trait. JMO.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Not to mention that his ex-wife is also a convicted felon.

  • Chloe

    I like Jim and I believe his intentions are good but he’s doing too much. He needs to stop doing interviews for awhile and lay off Twitter.

  • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

    Apparently, Gia has been tweeting to people if they want to join the cast of RHoNJ. Another website that we all know about had a post up yesterday that there are rumors they are filming the girls and Joe and Teresa may do an interview from prison.

    I really do mean it when I say that I will *never* turn Bravo again–no matter what (and most people know I stick to my guns) if they have that family of grifting criminals on ever again!

    • WestCoastFeed

      It is Gia’s manager who was tweeting for mothers who might be interested in the show. Gia is now in rehearsals for more filming for her trio.

      • DLister

        Shouldn’t Gia be IN SCHOOL and NOT “rehearsals?”

        Crikey, what the flying f*ck is wrong with some parents.

        • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

          Thank you Dlister!!

          • DLister

            Always, beautiful blue eyes! 🙂

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            😉

        • Show biz baby! That’s paramount to education in that household. Besides who needs an education when you can steal for a living. #GiudiceValues

          • DLister

            Hey, Suesseroo LH! 🙂 I am anticipating what your new avi and Seuss-name will be for St. Patty’s Day! I have an idea for ya — how about “Aye and O’Seusseroo?” 🙂 Whatever it is, it will be AWESOME.

          • Love it…you’re the best D Lister! *muah*

          • DLister

            Right back atcha. This is the ONLY blog where I swear, my love grows for my fellow posters. And that is a truly rare environment that this blog provides.

            Glad you like my suggestion. Ya know, I can see a cute, informal contest among us — name Seuss’s new holiday moniker! There are so many other clever posters here. And you can choose one but not feel obligated to do so, if you like one better than one you create, you go for it; if not, go for what you come up with! It’s just another way to have some good, clean fun.

          • Brilliant idea! And this is why I come here daily. For the sheer wittiness and love among fellow posters. I love your suggestion. Let’s make it happen.

          • cait

            Simples ! Paddy O’ Seuss !

          • DLister

            Yay!

          • *thumbs up* Cait!!

          • DLister

            Thank you very much!

        • requiempoet

          It’s holiday break. ( Presidents day and Lincoln’s birthday)

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        Well, good luck with your little band Gia–somehow, I don’t think anyone is going to be burning their doors down. From what I heard (my ears are still bleeding!).

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        But thank you for clarifying. I didn’t really read the article carefully–more like glimpsed at it in disgust.

    • Hi Heels. They gotta keep the lights on so anything for a buck. To be honest, I would rather watch Joe & the girls than Teresa with the family. At least he can laugh at himself and is not always in acting mode like his wife. Joe is not filtered, he speaks his mind. But I still can’t stand the family.

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        I can’t justify it–get a freaking REAL job losers! I can’t stand the lot of them!

        • HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Kick the bastards to curb! Go to a fucking homeless shelter. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

          • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

            Now THAT is what I’m talking about!!! Or better yet–move above the pizzeria and make me some pizza you fucking troll!

  • DLister

    Yeah, I totally agree — except I do not need an equally self-indulgent famewhore to tell me that! Shut up, Marcrazy!

  • Jennymckitty

    It is no secret that I can’t stand Jim. I won’t watch if he is on again. I didn’t really watch NJ much before 2 years ago so it won’t be a loss at all. I don’t think Teresa should be on the show but not for the reasons he listed. Who are the wealthy women supposedly on NJ? Mel & Joe are broke. Jaq & Chris have admitted they don’t have money. Dina has no money of her own. Nicole lives with her mom. So who on there is living the lifestyle of the rich and famous?

    • DLister

      Seriously! I hear ya. Truth is, no truly classy, wealthy woman in NJ would want anything to do with this trashfest — it is exceedingly degrading. And it’s all Bravo’s fault.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      none of them ……some of them went broke just trying to keep up with this fabricated image of having money and some went to prison

  • Dave

    Good message from Jim. Bravo needs to sever ties with the felon. She’s not helping the show’s image.

  • Birdie

    I am a little slow, and definitely don’t give as much thought to the Giudice crew as many..but I hadn’t even thought of the reasons that Jim laid out. The show pretends that business interests of cast members don’t matter, but we all know that they do. Teresa was already boring this past season, her story is the only thing that made her half worth watching…with that gone….ZZZZZ.

    • DLister

      You are certainly not “a little snow,” you are just only fairly engaged.

      • Birdie

        A very deliberate choice DLister!! LOL

        • DLister

          I’m like you to a large degree. I was an avid RHONJ watcher up until about two years ago — my only interest this past season was solely because so much of this new cast lives down the highway from me and I saw quite a few places — and people — I know.

          But, these skunks just piss me off. They not only give NJ residents a piss-poor name, they give women in my age group a very sour rep. Ugh! 🙂

          • cait

            So if you see them about Town, are you disbarred from telling us all the gories going on ? START SPYING NOW ! That’s an ORDER, D !

          • DLister

            I will report to duty post-hibernation! XOXO!

          • Birdie

            Oh wow…well that would raise my interest level too.

          • cait

            HW,Dim McSleazy would give anyone a sour rep ! Sorry D ! Have an Aunt out there in Red Bank, anyone know it ? Dimbo needs to be removed from the show, as anyone who messes with Cancer Sufferers, for the noble $$$, is a scumbag !

          • DLister

            I have been hanging out in Red Bank for decades! What a lovely town, full of vitality and entrepreneurship. And history and a waterfront! It’s a slice of pure fun.

          • cait

            Ta D, She’s in her eighties, but still bugs me about going to Mass ! I’m 62 yrs old, and she still scares me witless ! If I tell her I don’t go to Mass, I get a long lecture ! If I say that I go to Mass, (a lie) I’m going to Hell ! NO WIN !

          • DLister

            Aww, she sounds lovely. It’s so nice to hear about folks who take their worshiping seriously; good people! I think you know that God loves you anyway! I’m Jewish and don’t practice but I do believe in God and simple rules of good behavior and respect.

          • cait

            Thank you again, Think she’s got mellow since I was so ill last August, so I am going to connect with her tonight ! Thanks for the kick up the butt !

          • DLister

            Cait, sweetheart, big hug to you and wishing you are or will be very soon fully regained in vibrant health. Love to you and your blessed auntie!

          • Susan Thorne Zavagli

            I agree…they make me sick ……Atlanta is getting on my nerves too…..love …love RHWOBH…….at least they can afford their life styles

  • cait

    Just watching Ser. 6, when all except The Juiceys are in Florida. Dim MarcSleazy announces to Terreesa, in front of everyone, that Rino shagged her Mother, ! Fairplay to Dina, she threw him out on his scrawny ass ! Seems the Tree told Amber, who told Sleazy ! When confronted by Dina, to apologise, the Tree denied ever passing that info to anyone ! Flash-Back to the Tree spreading that exact rumour !

    • WestCoastFeed

      When the season was first aired and Jim first joined twitter, he was 100% certain that the mother shagging story was true. Later he began to back off and was 90% sure for a time. Now he claims that he always thought it was a big joke and treated the story as another myth. The man is a backtracking weasel.

      • cait

        Thanks for that. From the talk after, it would seem that Rino had made a comment on how “fit” Santa was ! It was clear that both Momma & Poppa were extremely fond of Rino !

        • The rumor is true. Victoria Gotti has no reason to lie. Rino did sleep with his Santa. When the rumor was first aired. The twins and Rino NEVER shot down the rumor outright like any normal innocent person would do. It’s not until much much later did they start saying it’s not true.

          • cait

            Doc, they all need to appear relevant, so say any thing to keep your fissog on screen !

          • cait

            Thought V.Gotti was hustling for a HW casting !

      • Jennymckitty

        He even Tweeted that he had documents proving it was true. Remember that?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Oh yes, thank you. I had forgotten that. What a worm he is.

  • DoneWithBravo

    Hmm, but wasn’t he the one who interviewed and got the twins to sign the Bravo contracts?? If he’s so bright, why didn’t he realize that their dad was/is truly evil and wound up in jail for many years. Because of him, many people wound up dead. I’d think that any relationship with that family would be bad for my business!

    • WestCoastFeed

      My memory is that the Napolitano father got like a year and a half in jail, not years. And while he was accused of risking employee’s health by mishandling asbestos, no one said some of them died because of it. I am not excusing him, just trying to be fair.

      • DoneWithBravo

        Okay, not “years” but close to 2 years. I apologize. I will do research again and see how many illegal aliens he hired to be exposed to get mesothelioma and die. How could Jim want to be associated with a person like *that*???? He speaks out of both sides of his illiterate mouth. (I DO agree that Tre, et al., should NOT be allowed to be back on the show).

        • WestCoastFeed

          I’m with Jim on not bringing Tre back, too. I get so irked by his arrogance. He has a very exaggerated estimation of his own intelligence. If he were really smart, he would stop talking.

          • DoneWithBravo

            I agree with you there. For someone to graduate high school, then graduate from 4 years of university, then 3 years of law school, and then to pass the bar (did he pass???), he SHOULD have a grasp on the English language! It’s so disappointing to see that he’s a moron.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes, he passed. I wonder after how many tries? He graduated from law school in 2001, and just passed the bar in 2013. He still has to clear the bar’s ethics committee to be admitted to the bar. Unfortunately poor spelling won’t disqualify him.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    I don’t think she deserves to be on any reality show or even get her own show……I hope RHWONJ does not return or at least not with the same cast….these women were a disgrace to women in any state…most of them live beyond their means and have legal issues too involving money …a bunch of phonies

    • Yolie

      I feel the same way. Tired of criminals and scammers getting airtime.

      • requiempoet

        Football players get air time…and their behavior is disgusting.

  • Dana

    RHONJ without the Guidices will be boring unless Joe fills in for Teresa. Joe and them girls will rip those young acting ole hags apart.

  • CNN

    Please cancel this show. At this point I don’t want to see any of the cast.

  • TartLemon

    Looks like I’m alone here, but I like Jim and find him entertaining. He hasn’t said anything about the Juicys that overwhelmingly has been the opinion of blog poster all over the net. Like Jim, I don’t understand why BRAVO sould be bankrolling these CONVICTED FELONS.

    Gia’s not got a shot at a showbiz career, obviously. With all the social media exposure, if Gia had any potential marketable talent, a legitimate producer/promoter would have already put her under contract. AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!

    So, what’s BRAVO hanging around for? Are they going to film when the Family is literally put out on the curb because the house is sold or repossessed?

    BTW, what about the insurance fraud?

    • You’re not alone. I like Jim also and find him to be very forth coming and entertaining.

  • italiano bambino

    Bring Danielle kim G and Jim back add manzo laurita and dina boom RAITING GOLD..between jim and danielle fighting would be enough

  • She Stinks!

    Not a Jim fan, but he’s right again. No one wants to see that shrieking shrill felon anymore. The world has evolved passed her.

  • roxie

    lol jim i like u for telling a lot of ish how it is on the show, however, an era has ended. please stop trying to be relevant by hanging on teresa’s coattails. your attempt to push amber’s “businesses” is shameless and hilarious too, but most self centered gym-goers of nj either already have a personal trainer, a gym membership, some form of plastic surgery or a mishmash of the above. nobody has use for this gimmick. go away

  • Gabby

    Because of her situation, Bravo/Andy will bring her back. It will equal ratings in their minds. They cater to criminals as we can see. Apollo will be back too, whether Phaedra divorces him or not.