Hot Tea Alert: Tiki Barber’s Wife, Traci Lynn Johnson To Replace Teresa Giudice on #RHONJ

Posted on Mar 13 2015 - 2:16pm by BeachSpin

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Every table flipper is replaceable and the show must go on, with Confidenti@l reporting that talks are underway to replace “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice with Traci Lynn Johnson, wife of former Giant running back, and ex-‘Today’ show correspondent, Tiki Barber. The future of the show has remained uncertain ever since Teresa landed in the clink a couple of months ago, with rumors flying around that the show may be shelved to wait out the felon’s time behind bars. An source close to production is debunking that theory, and spills that there is much scurrying behind the scenes to keep the Jersey drama rolling, minus the beloved table flipping felon.

“They don’t know where it stands with Teresa doing the show or not doing the show or when she’s getting out,” said an insider. “So they’re prepping for either way. Anyway, they need to shake up the cast — last season’s cast was terrible.”

Can I hear an AMEN?  Veteran cast members Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, and Kathy Wakile were no longer full-timers, and fans reportedly did not warm to the newbies that Bravo  hauled in to fill void.  Reportedly, a casting director for the producer of the show, Sirens Media, was given a deadline at the end of February to find someone to hang full time withMelissa Gorga. The Maxim model has emerged as a front runner, after a meeting held last week between Siren execs and the powers that be at Bravo, and negotiations have kicked in, in hopes of making Johnson the official replacement for Giudice. It appears that Johnson would fit the drama inviting bill perfectly, with her big, over the top personality, as well as a natural tendency towards juicy scandal.  

Johnson met her husband while interning at NBC during Barber’s stint with the show. He later left his 8 months pregnant wife, Ginny, for the pin-up model, marrying her 8 days after the divorce was finalized in 2012.  The report asserts that the couple has been interested in reality TV for some time, although there is no mention of her philandering  husband being part of the casting scenario. As of now, both Traci Johnson and Bravo are keeping mum on the behind the scenes wrangling.

 

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  • RonnieIsBack

    just some nasty chit….

  • WestCoastFeed

    Bravo normally floats the names of possible cast members to gauge public reaction to them. E Online includes Hala Kerik, Bernie Kerik’s wife and friend of Caroline Manzo. Plus a couple of women who considered but decided against joining the case.

  • twifan2

    Can you just hear Tre’s head exploding?! 😀

    • Sunny

      Is that what that heavenly sound is?! heehee!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes, Melissa as “co-anchor”. That has to hurt.

      • MidwestMiddie

        I just love it!!!
        There’s an online photo of Melissa in NYC with Bravo Andy
        and she looks sooooo happy. Andy does, too! Hope someone
        sends an 8 x 10 to Inmate Tre.
        : )

        • WestCoastFeed

          I really hope it is true that Melissa will be heavily featured next season. She took so many years of crap from Teresa and then, last year, was completely kind and supportive of Tre, she earned a huge presence of the show.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Agree!

          • Marsbars09

            WCF, Mel is boring. She doesn’t have the personality nor charisma to carry a reality show

          • I agree, Marsie! Very boring!

    • colleen

      Bad week for Tre. First, Felon Joe on front page for cheating, Mel movin’ on up and new girl coming’ to town. This news hurts her more than screwing peeps out of money and 18 months in slammer.(allegedly). She’ll never change

  • DLister

    Just wondering if Tiki Barber worked at the local bank if this golddigger would even look twice at him, much less set her talons into his groin.

    • twifan2

      ONLY if he owned the bank, DLister.

    • Hey D Lister! Absolutely not! LMAO @ “talons into his groin.”

    • Marsbars09

      No.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Tiki Barber is 5’10”—too tall for the NJ cast.

    • Jennymckitty

      How funny, WCF. I just picture them making Tiki sit while being filmed otherwise they’ll be filming his crotch.

  • colleen

    First paragraph, I thought Wow, they are bringing some class to the show
    After reading blog, she seems like she’ll fit right in. Lol
    Are twins,Caroline,Jac and or Kathy coming back?, Viewers don’t seem to like CM or JAC too much, and no one likes the skanky Twins. And word on cast besides Gorga/Johnson? Thanks

    twins

    • Trippinhhard

      Girl u better research her background.. Class my ass, she got him cheating on his wife.. So that ain’t class in my book. Do UR research. Don’t believe me.. Internet have all the sweet tea.. It was a scandal, when that shit happen… We all need to stop looking at the outside of POEPLE — meaning they are a beautiful couple, but the did it all the wrong way, and neither cared about his wife… That same dog going to be barking at her one day.. How U get a man, will be the same way u lose him…do UR research don’t believe ne.. Ok. But I’m telling the truth.. No harm no foul just facts…

      • MidwestMiddie

        This was a scandal and cost Tiki his job at NBC. However, he claims that he
        had been separated and living apart from his wife for months before he began dating Traci Lynn. Who knows?
        It is almost too much to think NBC has a morality clause in their contracts.That network has been spinning around scandals for sometime now. lol
        Tiki currently works at CBS Sports Radio and does a great job there.
        I don’t know if his wife will be any good on RHNJ but anyone can be
        100% more interesting than Teresa, so Traci Lynn might do okay.
        : )

        • Marsbars09

          Hi MM! I believe Tiki and his wife were very much together when Tiki left her for Tracy.
          It was a very sad situation.

          • MidwestMiddie

            You may be right…… ????

          • MidwestMiddie

            Ginny, his first wife, is a beautiful woman…..more attractive
            than his 2nd wife.

        • Trippinhhard

          @Mm – I could lie to u right now and say I’m separated from my husband, and get my ass on TV and say it.. Who U think they going to believe ME. I said it on tv I don’t give a flying fuck what the world thinks ok.. But I’m stilled married to the same BIG SEXY (yes that’s what I call him) bec he still look the same way over 3,decades, now my ass look like something the rats been eating on..
          That’s how bad I look on the outside, dark circle, bad skin, so many diseases and chronic pain.. Now I can pay the doctors to restore the outside of me, but what the hell for.. I need to be healed from the inside out. Ok. So lies are easy to believe, the truth is harder for some..
          Just using myself as an example of what I can do at any moment.. Call the TV station and they will come to my house. Ok. THEY WERE CHEATING LIKE IT WAS 1999 PER PRINCE WITH HIS LIL FINE SHORT ASS, BUT PRINCE CAN PLAY THAT GUITARIST, MAKE IT SING LIKE JIMMY THE DEAD BLACK MAN……

      • Marsbars09

        Preach Samra! Amen!

        • Trippinhhard

          Hey I’m locked up in a beautiful hotel suite in bitch black but for my iPad n one light.. Haven’t left the room since I checked in Monday. I’m here waiting on JESUS to use me for whatever he wants me to do.. So U know I told JESUS I’m going talk shit n play my music in the background until he tell me to leave this suite and do whatever he wants me to do. Because if he JESUS is using a no good bitch like me , I ain’t leaving until I do his work.. Now believe me when I say I know I’m SAVED. BY HIS STRIPES N BLOOD IM HIS CHILD N IM SO HAPPY.. I FEEL LIKE IM 18 yrs old ..
          Darryl Hall playing in the background. Mars if u never believe anything believe me, cause I should be DEAD.., now lest talk some shit on the fools….lmao

    • WestCoastFeed

      Caroline still has her spin-off which might be filming right now since the boys just opened another Hoboken restaurant. I can’t imagine Bravo not catching that on film. And Lauren’s wedding is coming up, too.

  • Trippinhhard

    So now NJ will have a black man on the show, that ain’t going to save the show.. Their life was a scandal to start with.. Just maybe if she spills some sweet tea about how they were cheating and the scandal it cost his black ass.., then it will be worth watching, if not, it’s just another newbie. IMO

    OT : I always say opinions are like asshole, we all have one, but I sticking to what I know..
    LMFAO.

    • Marsbars09

      Tell it Samra! I couldn’t agree with you more.
      I was just disgusted how Tiki left his very pregnant former wife for that airhead. I believe Tiki lost his job at “Today” because of it. I guess Tiki thought that girl was worth it. (I’m sure you know what I’m referring to).

      • Trippinhhard

        Mars now u know I may sound crazy bec of my brains,but I only speak facts.. Later on other talk about it but that bastard was cheating and she will get the same shit done to her by another “prettier White woman”. Lmfao. Hope im around to read about, but the way U get a man, I don’t care who the hell U are, u will lose him, or EAT SHIT WITH A SHOVEL, CAUSE UR ASS SHAME, HE DID U THE SAME THING.. Now of course this is just my opinion, but my opinion has rarely failed me..
        I retired at 40yrs old with a full package, and an extra over 6 figures to the the hell up about the dirt they were doing… I decided to look out for #1 — read your handbook and the rules and regulations where u work.. Then U can stand alone and win that battle.. I know this for sure.. SAMRA

  • italiano bambino

    so finally teresa is getting replace about time

    • *Runs to get bleach* Damn you, Bam!!!!

      • italiano bambino

        Memoirs of a felon monkey lol

    • MidwestMiddie

      Agree. Bravo should have released Teresa from her RHNJ contract after her first year
      on the show. Why did the network keep her? IMO, it was because the network execs
      knew if they kept her on the show, one day the network would reap the benefits of
      Teresa and Joe’s scandal.
      Bravo already knew these two had filed an $11 Million Bankruptcy and yet there they
      were on the RHNJ flashing rolls of cash and living a wealthy lifestyle. It was only a matter of time before the Feds would openly take on the Giudices and Bravo would be right there for as much filming as possible.

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      Now that is just nasty….ew ew ew

    • Marsbars09

      That is the grossest image of Joe and Tre EVER!

    • twifan2

      AND THIS isn’t as gross, Bam?
      *PEOPLE YOU VIEW AT YOUR RISK!*
      eeeewwwww

      • WestCoastFeed

        And to think that viewers were upset over Joey talking about Tarzan and let this slide by.

        • twifan2

          & Gia has the ‘nerve’ to say ‘people make my family look bad’?!
          WTHey! These are her parents doing a good job of that on their own! 😀

  • italiano bambino

    I can hear teresa screaming at her cell room “MY SHOW” “I AM THE STAR” “FUCKING andy”

    • Trippinhhard

      If thus woman join the show, all them bitches are going to be shitting in their pants.. She not afraid to speak her mind.. LMFAO

      • WestCoastFeed

        I don’t know anything about her other than the scandalous homewrecker story, but she is said to have an “over-the-top personality.” But the twins were touted as having strong personalities and they just turned out to be loud.

        • Trippinhhard

          Ok WCF. if u find out anything U will let us know. Ok. Thanks

  • She Stinks!

    Too bad Tre! Waaaah!

  • WestCoastFeed

    International Business News is interpreting this news leak as the 3 newbies from last season all getting the axe. The twins and Amber, and best of all, Jim

    • MidwestMiddie

      Interesting!

    • Marsbars09

      Well, they just didn’t work out.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Hi, Mars. Not only do the twins have those terrible voices, they are also burdened with that awful incest story. And Jim has made himself so repulsive on twitter that Amber probably has no chance of coming back.

    • Jennymckitty

      Please, please, please let that be true.

    • Babson_Chick

      great news as I didn’t bother watching with those loud dumb fakers on!!

  • Birdie

    Blech…just blech.

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    Weeeell that settles it. No NJ for me.

  • Marsbars09

    I know about the scandal of Tiki Barber leaving his former 8 months pregnant wife for that airhead. I think Tiki lost his job at Today because of it.
    Traci would be a perfect addition to the Jersey cast.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Wasn’t she pregnant with twins? That’s what I remember of the story.

      • Marsbars09

        I don’t remember. All I know is Tiki abandoned his family for that blond airhead.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I google him. Yes, twin girls.

          • Marsbars09

            What a dog. Traci deserves whatever happens to her being married to Tiki.

      • Trippinhhard

        She was pregnant, but she was suppose to know he was leaving her..
        That’s the biggest lie since Teresa said she did nothing wrong WCF..
        IM LMFAO. she might shake this boring ass NJ up and have all her gossip on the pages to discuss, I already the truth.. They were cheating and he resigned from his job, to save face, bec he was good at what he did, but the world now is full of scandal and sins. Too much shit happening in this world now.. So happy I live in the world, but I’m not of this world, I may sound crazy, but I live my life like one should… Hell I know I ain’t no good, but their is so much love and giving, helping others, in my soul.. Me n JESUS is on good terms, if anyone is wrong it’s me and he knows me better than I know my self. If I can’t help U I’m not about to hurt you… That my moto in life.. But don’t think u can screw me over, no one ever said to be a damn fool and I left those days in my past.. Kissing ppl ass to make to feel good, when U can’t handle the truth.. So now for 15 yrs it’s the truth.. I don’t care how they or who feels about me.. I centered and I know all about me.. The good, the bad and the ugly..
        Pt hats me. Be blessed WCF
        dig up the facts I don’t know and make sure I get it ok… Because U can find out stuff I can find out and it’s the truth.. I only go by what I read or saw on TV and a little Internet reading. But I ain’t got time and don’t care.. I just like to talk shit in these damn fools. SAMRA

        • rasta

          DisTewMuch! LMAO@trippin; I see you, and I used to drink online too. Tomorrow is just another day.

          • Trippinhhard

            @Rasta—-I don’t know if you joking or not, LMAO , I don’t drink at all. Bethe first taste of liquor was 2 yes ago after my mother died. She told us to get together with the gang. So many of us and celebrate, talk about how mean n strick, and the bitch in her, also the bad in her.. She told us to celebrate like we do on her birthday, JUKY 4th. We partied and I know now why I don’t drink.. It taste nasty to me, but I drunk a whole bottle of Hennessey and DIdnt get a buzz.. Drugs n alchol don’t do shit for me and I hated the smell of weed. So I hopenu know,ni DONT think JOEY did nothing to hurt Teresa. Imo

  • Wendy Owen

    well, maybe they should move brandi to jersey so she can call mrs. tiki a homewrecker.

    • misstc

      Naw – Brandi is poison no matter where she goes & I wouldn’t watch. Though Brandi tackling Rosie would be VERY entertaining. I also hope they rid the obnoxious & loud, classless twins.

    • Trippinhhard

      She will get brandi ass straight in a NY minute.. See they got to keep that lie that they weren’t cheatig on his wife, which the world knew.. But Brandi needs someone like me that will slap the fatal piss out of her with one slap. That Big Mouth cheater herself—–anytime U bring another person in UR bedroom, one or the other will be getting some on the side without U.. So Brandi got whatever she deserved..
      She’s not the first or the last person that will be cheated on and she herself has fucking CHEATED..
      I WISH I COULD BUST HER IN THE MOUTH, SHE MAKES ME SICKER THAN NENE.. SO U KNOW THAT BITCH AND KIM IS THE WORST OF ALL HWS AFTER THE THEIF THERESE GUDICE(so)?
      Yall know my ass can’t spell correctly. Lmfao

      • Babson_Chick

        you be trippin!! but I love it!!

        • Trippinhhard

          Love u to Blondie –but these ppl awe crazy… I just speak my mind.

          • Babson_Chick

            I believe in free speech – so keep on trippin!!

  • Mikey

    You all DO know this story is a total crock of shyt right?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Tiki is the true b1tch here. Let him replace Terasa — with his punk @ss.

  • RoundAbout

    Frankly I wish Bravo would finally bury the carcass known as RHONJ. It was an okay show the first season, but after we all got to know the wives and their families a bit better, it’s all been downhill since. I only binge watch when I’m extremely bored and I dislike each and every HW on the show equally. The only thing that has brought me back is I feel for Gabriella and keep wondering how a child who seems as sweet as she does wound up in such a screwed up family.