Teresa Who? Melissa Gorga Hits Pay Dirt With Huge Bravo Salary Increase

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 4:12am by BeachSpin

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Teresa who? Bravo producers have decided that just because their favorite felon is sitting in prison, there is trashy Jersey drama to be had, and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” MUST go on. The reality cameras are ready to roll without Teresa Giudice, and her sister in law co-star Melissa Gorga is cashing in!

Radar Online is reporting that Melissa has landed a raise, and will earn $750k for the upcoming season of the show, the same figure as her stuck in the slammer sister-in-law earned last season.

“Melissa has been given a raise in her new contract,” a source close to the situation told Radar. “Her new salary now matches Teresa’s old one. Melissa has always been highly paid but now she’s getting the same amount of money that Teresa used to get.”

There has been much speculation about the future of the franchise, but apparently the absence of that crazy lady who flipped the table is proving to be no biggie.

“They want the franchise to continue no matter what now,” the source explained.

Teresa’s loss is Melissa’s gain! Sorrryyy Teresa!!  

 

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  • Norrth

    If Teresa loves reading about herself behind bars, this will end .that. 😉

  • She Stinks!

    Not so sure I believe this – who would pay that for her? MeGo is extra. They can get 7 other skanks for that price and have a better show.

    • LMAOOO!!

    • DSS

      I agree. I read Andy ” say nothing has been decided about casting” and that’s a recent E interview. No way they would pay boring Melissa all that cash with no griping story.

    • Bad Barbie

      They can get Kim G & D, Penny and Dannielle back for like 250

  • Teresa must be recovering in the infirmary after reading this clipping. #ThankYouJesus #FixItJesus

    • RonnieIsBack

      Bwahhhhh! You know she is…

      Maybe she will find a Crazy Eyes to comfort her in the joint.

  • >:-|OPINIONATED-deal with it!

    $750K and still broke

    • Bad Barbie

      They do owe a lot of money. These fools have like 38 complaints in small claims. They have never even paid that elevator they installed in that house. SMH

  • >:-|OPINIONATED-deal with it!

    I wish I knew housewives actually have money saved for when their time is up because not many have real jobs.

    • Bad Barbie

      Like this one. Her job was to pop 3 kids to a “wealthy” contractor. LOL
      I mean, that is better than her using her education to be a teacher.

  • DLister

    This trick has NOTHING to offer. What do they expect her to do? Dance like a stripper everywhere she goes? Melissa the Dancing Skank is of no interest.

    • italiano bambino

      Well guess bravo made a decision they don’t care for the felon. Bring the pole and the stripper. 😛

    • Marsbars09

      Mel is a total bore.

  • Thomas Crane

    If true, that makes Melissa one of the top earners across all Housewives series. Kudos to whomever negotiated the raise.

    • Marsbars09

      ITA. Mel is a total bore.

      • misstc

        Yes she was this past season. I can’t handle people who are materialistic, but hey, that’s me.

    • misstc

      No, Nene gets a cool $1M and rumors have it Bethenny is also earning that. Both of em hardly seen this season. Mo money for less work – they might as well run for Congress.

      • Thomas Crane

        Melissa would behind them. That’s why she one of the top earners, not at the top. I don’t think Ramona ever got more then 500k for a season. They are really banking on Bethenny and Melissa as stars.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    show returning…….this is too bad

  • MidwestMiddie

    I’d prefer it if ALL of Bravo’s Housewives Shows were removed from television, however
    if RHNJ stays on, I’m happy Melissa will get a raise.
    She is by far more interesting and better looking than her infamous sister-in-law, Felon Tre..

    • RonnieIsBack

      She took major hits from TreHuggers and from Poison…
      she had to sleep with that spray headed lil chimp and take his sister’s garbage for YEARS.
      Good for Her!

      • MidwestMiddie

        You’re too funny!
        Thanks for the laugh.
        : )

  • Just a jersey girl

    I just do not put much faith in Radar of Lies.

    • DSS

      Wurddddddddddddddd

  • italiano bambino

    If is true i hope someone sent teresa a copy of the contract lol

    • RonnieIsBack

      Me too lolol…she can used it to barter for toliet paper and cigs while in the joint.
      LOLOL go head Melissa…
      Bravo is sending a HUGE mesage to Tre – you are NOT the star bish..you can be replaced….
      #TheyDidThat

      • italiano bambino

        Poor tre huggers they probably are loosing there shit.

        After constantly throwing bravo under the bus. Is about they give teresa a taste.

      • Bad Barbie

        Your hashtags. LMAOOOOO

    • Marsbars09

      True dat! Tre must be climbing the cell like the ape she is.

      • italiano bambino

        I can stop laughing mars i can totally picture it

  • Bad Barbie

    Does Melissa do the sign of the cross backwards?

    • misstc

      Thank you Jesus for all the materials things you are blessing me with, as you know how important those things are to me. LOL

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      Well she isn’t doing it correctly! LOL Forehead, chest, left shoulder, right shoulder. It is a fast way for her LOl

  • WestCoastFeed

    Good for Mellissa. She earned every penny of it by enduring that crap from Teresa for years. She’s a beautiful woman with a beautiful family.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi WCF! Let’s hope she earns that raise!

  • Trippinhhard

    Hell to all my fellow posters, Ive been gone a few days.
    I would like to thank each and everyone of you for praying for me.. I thought it was me that needed those prayers badly, although I do.. But my husband had a massive heart attack at work, thank God thr plant he was inspecting (he’s a Nace inspector) have their own ambulance, doctors, nurses and response team. If not he would had DIE.. YALL I know prayers are the key to the kingdom, and faith unlocks the doors. He’s home resting, doctors don’t see any lasting effects. Thank Yall from the deepest depts of my soul…. My pray I don’t beat his ass, because his head is so hard. He going back to work tomorrow tie a few hours (just paper work) but I have to let him fo what makes him feel good about himself,

    THANK YALL SO MUCH, THIS SITE IS WAY MORE THAN GOSSIP, THATS WHY I LOVE COMING HER..
    I NEED REST KNOW SO BYE AND THANK YALL FOR PRAYING FOR ME. IM CRYING, BUT ITS ALL JOY..
    SAMRA

    • WestCoastFeed

      OH, Samra. You and your hubby are in my prayers. Take care.

      • Trippinhhard

        WCF– thank u and continue to oray now for the both of us, not just me any longer. Thank u WCF from the soul.. I’m tired I’m going to rest. Samra

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Sending love, hugs, thoughts & prayers to you & Big Sexy Samra!
      XOXOXOXOX

    • twifan2

      You & yours are in our hearts & in our prayers-always, Samra❣
      Love❤ Hugs❤ Prayers❤

      • Trippinhhard

        Twifan2- thank you from my soul, here I was a few weeks ago, letting everyone know I truely care for them… I was just making sure the ppl I love know it.. Tell YALL I might be crazy, bet ne and the The Lord DOBT have any problems, if any im SAMRA is the problem. Just keep those prayers coming

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Samra! I’m so sorry about your hubby’s heart attack.
      Girl, you make sure your hubby doesn’t do a damn thing until he is 100% well! Heart problems are nothing to play with.

      • Trippinhhard

        Hey Mars–I can speak to U this way, because U sometimes sounds like I jusu wrote in my head, but U typed it. The doctors told this crazy as SOB that he’s so BLESSED to be alive., it took shocking his heart 12 times to bring him back to life… Um my heart is bleeding typing this, but his head is so hard, if Dan only tell him, he’s is own man.. I hate to say it but I do understand him, if he lays around here all day, that’s stressful to him., I spoken to his job 5 times today. This is the most they have heard from me.. I never call my husband when he’s working.., thank you Mars, and like I said before, Ai thank everyone on this board, it is more than a gossip site, we actually care about eachother .
        Samra

        • misstc

          Both of you will be in my prayers. Let him know he is being selfish not following Dr.’s orders and U don’t want to lose him. Meanwhile, ask his Dr. for knock out pills so he stays in bed! LoL Bless U both!

    • MorningYawn

      I had no idea about your husband Trippin! I am so very sorry to hear this! I was keep you in my prayers my dear!!! Xoxo

    • Oh Samra…..I am so sorry to hear the news about your hubby. He’s in good hands with you and I will keep ya’ll in my prayers. XOXOXO

    • fred

      good luck

    • MidwestMiddie

      Scary…….times.

      Sending GOOD Thoughts Your Way ………

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      Oh no!!!! You got it, lifting you kiddo! HUGZ

  • WestCoastFeed

    TMZ is saying that Tiki Barber’s wife has turned down RHONJ.

    • twifan2

      Really? :/
      Wonder if Tiki made her turn them down?

  • Marsbars09

    Wow! Mel has a lot to thank Jesus for. Now she can continue to support her family.
    I wonder if Bravo finally came to their senses that there can be a show without the felon. Also, who knows what kind of condition Tre will be in once she’s released from prison.

  • MorningYawn

    When I first saw the pic I thought it was Danielle staub. Too much work done, Mel. You were beautiful before the surgery.

  • twifan2

    Looks like Tre’s taking the news well. 😀
    https://twitter.com/Teresa_Giudice_/status/579421956056961025/photo/1

    • WestCoastFeed

      Such beauty must be deserved!!!

      • twifan2

        & paid for. 😉

    • Bwahahaha!!

    • She Stinks!

      Oh, I’m feeling the beauty and the glamor!

    • BaybeK8s

      Hiya doing twi? I see Tre is still a vision of loveliness! She is really working the Angelina Jolie pose in that picture.

  • TartLemon

    I always liked Melissa. She and Joey actually seem to get along and have a real chemistry. Especially after Joey cut way back on that disgusting sex talk.

  • colleen

    Really?!? Wow. Puts a lot of pressure for Mel and Joe to come up with an outrageous story line

  • WestCoastFeed

    Hmm!! Wendy Feldman has tweeted that she doesn’t believe that Melissa has been cast for next year. But she says to tune into her radio program tomorrow because she has an expert who may know. Wendy has a new radio show tomorrow on dash radio from 1 to 3 pdt.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Melissa appeared on a local tv show this morning and confirmed that the casting for NJ is not set yet.

    • Hahahaha! No big interviews or press to promote her show. Poor thang!

      • WestCoastFeed

        I wonder who her NJ expert is.

        • Milania

          • BaybeK8s

            Hi Doc! Lol Now I’m having a vision of Milania on Mob Wives next season.

          • Hey Baybee! 🙂 Milania would be perfect for Mob Wives with her bad ass tail.

      • wendy feldman

        Girl you may be nuts
        We promoted the show on ET and Insider CBS last weekend