EXCLUSIVE: Jim Marchese Talks Bravo’s Child Exploitation on #RHONJ “Teresa Checks In”

Posted on Oct 18 2015 - 11:34am by BeachSpin

RHONJ_Giudice kids with Jim

Bravo is banking on the belief that the fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are excitedly anticipating the triumphant, televised return of fallen criminal star, Teresa Giudice. The series has been off the air for over a year, and it appears glowingly evident that Bravo is overestimating the passionate devotion of a seemingly bored and moved-on audience. Has viewer interest in jailed reality princess, Teresa Giudice, actually become SO last year? The question is a relevant one, highlighted by the dud ratings of the first episode of the new three-part special, The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In.

Media speculation asserts that because Teresa’s “check in” from the slammer didn’t rake in the network expected bevy of viewers, the future of RHONJ may even be in jeopardy. 1.231 million viewers tuned in for the premiere episode, all wanting to get an inside peek at how the Giudice family is navigating life without their heroic, incarcerated wife and mother. The episode scored weaker numbers than every episode of the previous sixth season of the Jersey reality franchise.

However, mounting disinterest is not the only obstacle that Bravo must overcome, in order to revive a floundering comeback. Many viewers believed the first episode of the special to be a contrived and manipulative portrayal, as well as a seedy endorsement of child exploitation.

RHONJ househusband, Jim Marchese weighs in on the future of the show, talking exclusively to All About the Tea. The controversial personality pointedly nails Bravo, for veering from a place of harmless trashy reality, to a dark realm where children are used to score sympathy points, for two felons scrounging for relevance. Jim comments,    

“Bravo’s decision to air “Teresa checks in” under the RHONJ franchise denigrates the show and hurts all associated. The original show was tongue & cheek fun, a guilty pleasure, and now it is morphing into a dark endorsement of criminal behavior and exploitation of children.”

Marchese continues to call out Bravo, for enlisting minors to pull heartstrings, in order to distort and distract from a couple of impenitent thieves.          

“Does Bravo really want us to buy, they are not paying for outfits, roses, hair & makeup for those children? It is obvious that they are “carefully scripting” the message from those kids, in an attempt to make us empathize with two felons, who have no remorse for their crimes.”

“Looks like Andy’s belief that “Teresa is RHONJ” has been shattered. Maybe he will make GIA the new housewife, give her $1 million salary, rent a mansion, and give her an intro.”

Marchese addresses the elephant in the room, a tired, but acutely relevant point, and one that is continually ignored or discarded by Bravo. 

“It is tragic. Bravo is glorifying a family living in a mansion, eating off $60,000 Gucci plates and wearing lavish clothes, all as a result of money obtained illegally. There are good, honest, law-abiding people struggling out there, and this is the lifestyle they endorse… pathetic.”

Jim encourages viewers to speak up, and shares his hope that sponsors will recognize the sinking ship of criminal favor, and lackluster ratings. 

“I hope sponsors pull endorsements & people tune out. Send Andy a message, and tell Bravo and all of them that RHONJ is about guilty pleasures, not criminals.”

If the first look of part two is any indication, this cringeworthy series is tanking, and tanking fast. 

A big thanks to Jim Marchese, for telling it like it is. Will Bravo listen to him, as well as to a growing crowd of evacuating fans?    

 

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  • daisy100

    You’re no better with your money scamming ways, go back to irrelevancy Jim.

    • twifan2

      Wonder when the Feds are going to cut him loose & have him face the consequences of his actions?!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Sour grapes, Jim?

  • twifan2

    Kettle meet pot! 🙂

  • DaisyD

    Hey Jimbo , take a good look in the mirror . You’re no better . How many people died from your fake cancer drug . Jim have a big cup of STFU !

    • cait

      And who has their kids front and centre, at every photo op’ ? Not to mention those Godawful adverts !

      • DaisyD

        Exactly Cait . They all suck . One crook calling another crook a crook . This losers make me sick .

    • JustSayin

      Exactly! Scumbag wants to act like he’s any better than the Guidice’s, dude needs a reality check.

      • DaisyD

        And an ass kicking . Lol . Hi Just ! How are you friend ? 😘

        • JustSayin

          Hiya Daisy! I’m good, wishing the weekend was just a little longer. I hope you are well =)

          • DaisyD

            All is well , thanks . I love it when you call this f-cker out . Lol

          • JustSayin

            Lol I actually completely agree with what he’s saying about the Guidice’s, I just happen to think it also applies to him. Just because charges were never brought, that doesn’t make him any less a criminal.

          • DaisyD

            Right . I completely agree .

          • WestCoastFeed

            While the evidence against him did not convince the judge that he was the mastermind of the cancer scam, the evidence certainly showed the world just what a worm he is.

          • SMDRN66

            No, he was a huge part of it. When he felt the company was robbing him of his share, he ratted them out. Part of his deal was that he wouldn’t be charged. He collected money as a ‘whistle blower’ and the Feds tried to fight him getting that money because he was a part of it. The judge ruled that he still could get some of the whistle blower’s reward, but he didn’t get all of it.

        • BBB1975

          Hey Daisy..How are ya today?

          • DaisyD

            Hi BBB ! I’m good , thanks . How are you ? I’ll get your email from D later .

          • BBB1975

            All good here, just a lazy sunday

          • DaisyD

            It’s cold here . I hate when the summer is over 😩

    • Spenderr

      Precisely! He is the pot calling the kettle black. He is every bit a fraud as the ones he is labeling, if not worse, damn hypocrite.

  • Well said Jim. I agree 100%. Fame has consequences and when forced on little kids, those consequences are severe. Bravo should be ashamed of themselves. Thank goodness, there are laws in place to protect children on camera because their parents & Bravo certainly aren’t.

  • Mags

    Jim…..as a law abiding citizen, I agree with you 1000%. So sick of these people who call this a “mistake” and they are paying for their “mistake”…..$13M oh, ok!! Ludicrous!! And frankly quite scary….. Oh and by the way, not buying into and never have, that you were responsible for the misrepresention of “that “cancer drug. People need to go beyond the misinformation on the internet……pick up a book at the law library! I stand “shoulder to shoulder” with you and no longer supporting anything Bravo, which includes their sponsors. From my observation, you are a good decent man who loves his family and faith! God bless!

    PS…..to the posters who disagree with my opinion, don’t waste your time firing back. Honestly, if you disagree, we’re not in the same league…..trust me!

    • jane grey

      I was just contemplating this issue right before I read your post. I really don’t have the information to know if Jim is to blame for the fake cancer drug. I do know he was the whistle blower though. He seems like a real “call people out” guy. I like that in a person. He may be a master deceiver, but I think I am leaning towards believing him, because I love how he exposes people.

      • Mags

        So agree Jane 😀

      • SMDRN66

        He was a huge part of that cancer drug scam. It was when he felt the company was cheating him out of his cut that he ratted them out. The Giudices were guilty but they planned to use the money for business. The housing market crashed, and they couldn’t recover in enough time to pay back these loans. Those loans were from years before the show. Jim was part of a scam to defraud cancer patients for money right from the start. The Giudices were stupid, had bad luck, and got caught. Now they have to answer for what they did. To have the mentality to want to scam cancer patients for money is a whole new level of scumbag in my book. Because he was the rat, he won’t have to answer for his crime. Jim is the one who deserves time in jail for what he did.

        • jane grey

          I’m open to seeing the Jim is a jerk side of the story. I just watched Bobby Ciasuli’s(sp) video truth. I think he made a convincing argument that Amber and Jimmy were trying to play the role of Sh*t stirrer and it caught him off guard.

  • Chloe

    Jim says what many are scared to say. Thank you Jim for speaking out and being the voice of reason.

  • Aw Snap! I see Jim Retweeted Cheryl’s boycott campaign. LOL!

    • Mags

      Yes…now we need all the other “BRAVOELEBRITIES!!

      • Most of them don’t have the balls Jim does.

        • DaisyD

          What balls ? Balls to scam cancer patients ?

          • Daisy…we can all agree to disagree, respectfully. Thanks.

          • DaisyD

            Absolutely ✌️

        • Mags

          True Seuss…..except Heather Dubrow! She has spoken out on a few occasions.

          • She’s a wimp that lies and goes with the wind. She would never speak out on real issues.

        • Marsbars09

          Hi Doc! I noticed the ones that have the “balls” to tell it like it is are no longer with Bravo.

          • Mags

            Good point Mars 😉

          • Hey Marsie! 🙂

            That’s how it usually goes, unfortunately.

  • Mags

    Jim….forgot to add to my post. Trehuggers = IQ#12!! 😉

  • JustSayin

    Jim Marchese is the biggest piece of shit criminal Bravo has ever put on a show. At least the Guidice’s got caught and are “paying” for their crimes. That scumbag piece of shit scammed cancer patients, not to mention the federal government, and then turned rat and was given a whistle blowers award! Whatever, karma’s a bitch.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Reading between the lines, I am delighted to learn that Jim is not going to be back for next season. Hooray!!

    • twifan2

      From your mouth, to God’s ear WCF! 🙂

      • WestCoastFeed

        He’s as much as said that he won’t be back on twitter. He said that appearing with felons is bad for his image.

        • Marsbars09

          Really now? I wonder if that’s the truth?
          Also, the Marcheses’ shouldn’t return due to Amber’s cancer crisis. The stress of the show is not good for her health.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Especially with Jim inability to keep silent on the sidelines.

        • twifan2

          :’D
          Is he trying for Stand-Up comedy now?! 😀

  • Marsbars09

    I’m glad someone from that franchise is telling it like it is. Jim said what viewers have been feeling and thinking for a long time. Bravo is basically supporting felons and their fake lifestyles.
    No way should the Giudices be living in that mansion. They obtained it illegally and the bank has possession of it. Why are they still there?!
    And the show is using the kids to show what a “hardship” Tre’s incarceration is to the girls. The show shows Joe “struggling” to raise four girls alone all the while smoking and drinking his vino.
    The viewers are dog tired of Bravo trying to revamp RHNJ around Tre. Either air the show without her or cancel it.

    • Mags

      ITA Mars 😉 Exploitation at its finest by Bravo, against children! I focus on our countries Heros in the Military, who leave their children for our freedoms 😉

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Mags! That’s a great way to focus your energy! 🙂

        • Mags

          Hi Mars! Thanks…..it’s so rewarding!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Marsie, I have visions of Bravo executives in frantic board meetings trying to decide what to do about this show. This spinoff is tanking. And the parole board may very well not allow Teresa to film again until her official release date in February. I think it’s time to relegate Tre to a small cameo afterthought and get on with filming Melissa, Kathy and Jac along with a couple of new faces.

      • Marsbars09

        Your theory sounds reasonable, WCF. The execs either need to air the series “as is” or cancel it.

      • Marsbars09

        WCF, do you think Bravo is also scrambling about what to do with RHOA? I hear the ladies are fighting like cats and dogs and I’m not sure if the producers have solidified the official cast members.
        Talk about a hot mess!

  • Mags

    Honestly……’it’s child abuse by Bravo’!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Bravo fed Milania an old line by George Gobel. Just slightly rephrased for the occasion. “Do you ever feel the whole world is a tuxedo and you’re a pair of brown shoes?” I remember him saying it on the Tonight Show. Brought down the house.

    • Marsbars09

      I didn’t hear Milania say that.

      • WestCoastFeed

        She complained to Juicy that Gia’s date was wearing a gray tuxedo and brown shoes. Obviously had been fed the line by production.

        • Marsbars09

          And all this time I thought that girl had natural wit. :/

    • How sad is that?

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Like Jim or not, he’s right about this.

  • Mags

    People, we need a real dialogue here. Let’s focus on the topic!!!

    • Marsbars09

      What are you talking about? I’m focused. 🙂

      • Mags

        I know you are Mars! Too many name callers here today.

        • Marsbars09

          Oh, OK.

  • Mags

    How can anyone disagree with Jim on this topic?!

    • WestCoastFeed

      I don’t think anyone is disagreeing with him. But we are expressing our opinion of him. He’s fair game whenever he opens his mouth.

      • DaisyD

        Exactly !

      • Mags

        Good Day WCF…..I don’t agree! AATT goes to great lengths to write blogs for us and we need to be respectful and focus on their words.

        • Spenderr

          What! Do you not see your double standards at all? We can verbalise our point of view- whatever it may be, it is our right, don’t take that from anyone.

        • Spenderr

          You’re irrational.

    • Birdie

      Ikr. People rant and rave on these threads about this ish non stop. Someone who actually has something to lose speaks up and people would rather focus on their hate for the source. Please…makes you wonder if people love the ranting more than shutting down this Bravo mess.

      • Mags

        Very true Birdie!

      • Marsbars09

        Hey Birdie! How are you doing?
        I just posted Bravo “stars” are hesitant to speak the truth as it may cost them their jobs.

        • Birdie

          Hey Marsie…exactly….happy Sunday!

      • bellaboo

        How true is your comment!!!! I have also wondered, so PLEASE, PLEASE, be loyal to getting rid of these disgusting criminals by taking a small amount of your time to tweet, facebook, & or emailing the sponsers, & spread the word!! It wont work unless many of us let them know!!
        We need your help.
        I really disliked jim, but he has changed my mind due to the fact that they arent willing to go beyond their BELIEFS just to go on a horrible reality tv show.

        HEY JIM & AMBER, I COMMEND YOU, & YOUR BELIEFS. KEEP ON TALKING,
        & join us, & let the sponsers know how we feel. There is a list of the sponsers under a past blog about the felon, but i cant remember the title.

  • MorningYawn

    I’ve never watched RHONJ with Jim on it but he is on point. Will it cost his wife a job (if she was re-signed), maybe, but looks like he has integrity in tact!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi MY! Amber doesn’t need to return to TV as the stress will affect her health.

      • MorningYawn

        I agree! Hope it’s a good Sunday Mars!

  • Mags

    No interest in Felons, Unethical Lawyers, or a TV Channel that exploits the minds of innocent Children, all for the almighty dollar!!

  • Daisy

    I want to like Jim and wife, but they use the same sleazy PR rep as Jenelle Evans so I just don’t trust anything they say. The fact that they reach out to that child abandoning animal abuser on social media kills any respect I had for them

    • jane grey

      What’s the deal with the child abandoning animal abuser?

  • Isabella

    Never liked Jim in the beginning but he’s grown on me plus he’s kinda cute :p

    • Mags

      Jim and Amber are a beautiful couple! I agree Isabella!!

      • And they have such a beautiful blended family. I love their family pics.

        • Mags

          I do as well! Adorable😀

  • HoyesMiGente

    Oh shut up Jim. You’re a clown.

  • Colleen

    No wonder I like Jim! Looks like he any his lovely wife weren’t invited back for another season. He got Andy and Bravo good. I’ll miss Him and Amber

    • Hey Colleen. Hope you’ve been well, my friend.

  • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

    Okay I must say that I am one of those people who are on the fence about Jim. He perplexes me, lol
    But I must also say that if anyone else but Jim had said this? Most every single person on this thread would be saying yes, finally! At last, someone speaks the truth.
    I think we’d all be backing them up saying how righteous it is that a Bravo celeb finally stated the facts.

    Please don’t lose the message because of any ill-will or intense dislike for this particular messenger. He is speaking the truth & we have all posted the same many, many times.

    • Birdie

      Thank you and AMEN x a million.

      • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

        Happy Sunday Birdie. Hope you are well Honey.

        I just don’t want people to lose sight of the fact that the Giudices are attempting to play us by tugging at those heartstrings once again. Exploiting their children yet again to try & garner sympathy & compassion for their horrible & unjust plight. The one they themselves put their own azzes in btw, but that’s not important right?.
        To listen to Juicy speak about the girls & what he thinks they do or don’t know is despicable. The toad needs to realize that children hear & see all. They are not that naive. & he may state a fact that the girls still believe their parents to be good people? But that will all come crashing down one day when some person overhears one of the girls say their last name & the strangers around them will start whispering… Weren’t their parents the ones who went to jail for stealing millions? Aren’t they the family that cheated & scammed all those business?
        & while Juicy sits in the stole manse, smoking cigars & drinking vino with their, shiny TV ready, high-priced attorney trying to get his own butt a TV contract.

        They are all sleeze. Human garbage. Societal refuse.

    • JustSayin

      I completely agree. Just because he’s a scumbag piece of shit doesn’t mean he’s not right about the Guidices. I just think that when he says Bravo is “morphing into a dark endorsement of criminal behavior” – that includes his cancer patient scamming ass.

      • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

        LOL JS. Happy Sunday.
        I hate it when people I don’t like or respect have a moment of clarity & speak the truth, but truth is truth & I gotta give him that.

        • JustSayin

          Happy Sunday, Tigerlily! And at least you can admit that, some people get so caught up in their like/dislike for certain people that they let it blind them to the reality in front of them. That’s not a pointed comment about anywhere here, just a general observation from my time commenting on sites like this.

          • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

            Ugh! I know I hate it when that happens. How dare somebody I don’t agree with suddenly have an agreeable point.
            I can be a lot of things. A pain in the butt, a drama queen, overly reactive, fiercely protective, (& no I am not looking for anyone else to list more faults. LOL! JK.), but a thief, liar or hypocrite are not on the list. LOL!
            Learned early on that you don’t get to cherry pick the parts of people you like while ignoring the parts you don’t. Can’t pretend that they don’t exist. It’s always gonna be the whole package.
            So I guess I try hard to make the parts of me that are some might find distasteful more palatable by having some sort of standards.
            well at least I’m not this. Or at least I can say I don’t do that. Hee-hee!
            & I guess it helps me like myself better too.
            I know, I know… weirdo. (>‿◠)✌

    • Succinct and poignant. Excellent points! 🙂

      • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

        Thanks Doc. Happy Sunday.
        Like I said Jim perplexes me but I can appreciate the fact that someone who works for Bravo is finally stating what most want to say but don’t. He has always been upfront about his true feelings regarding Tre & Juicy & I can respect that.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Exactly. We have all said the same thing over and over again. The only thing new is that this scum bag is a member of the cast who is saying it.

      • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

        Ha-ha! Thanks West.

    • Mags

      Well said Tigerlily 😀

      • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

        Thanks Mags. Jim may not be a favorite of mine but he has never waivered or changed his opinions of the Giudices & I have to give him his props for calling them out.

        • Mags

          Maybe I’m one of the few Tigerlily, but I have always admired Jim for his beliefs!

          • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

            I love how he loves his wife & family & how he is fiercely loyal to them & so protective of them but at the same time he has many other qualities that I find quite distasteful. But he definitely does not flip-flop. He stands his ground & like I said I can respect that. He was always straightforward in regard to the Giudices & he has always been honest about his dislike of them & their actions. That I like.

          • Mags

            ….and I like and respect your opinion Tigerlily! 👨‍👨‍👧 Family first…always!

          • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

            Thanks Mags, Ditto, Always have a great time chatting with you whether we agree or not it’s always fun & always respectful.
            & I like that & I really like you!

            I found it very touching when Jim spoke about Amber & her battle with cancer. (When she was doing that photo-shoot & he had to walk outside for a minute to gather himself.)
            He is a man who loves his woman & a husband who cares deeply for his wife & family. I find that sense of loyalty & devotion to be a wonderful quality.

    • side of Sour Cream

      Agree Tiger, and even though I couldn’t stand him and bawlbaby Amber last season I actually was looking forward to him going after THE FRAUDICES if they all came back again. Most of his airtime was annoying as hell but I did think he was pretty funny when he called out Dumb Dina and the sleezy twins on their various shenanigans.

    • Exactly.

  • Mags

    Go Jim! Truth Cannon!😀

  • Mags

    ….and those $60,000 Gucci plates weren’t included in their asset disclosure! Hey Feds…..keep watching!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Where did the charge that the Giudices own $60k worth of Gucci china originate? I remember Teresa’s showing off the house episode where she showed her plates. And I’ve seen the video from the spin-off with Gia telling her dad that her mom told her to use the Gucci plates for something. But $60K? Where did that figure come from?

    • Mags

      Goggle it WCF 😀

      • Mags

        Also…… that plate she sent to NeNe for her ‘second wedding’ was $7500.00. Google that as well!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Sorry, I don’t find anything about Teresa owning $60 worth of china. Where did you find it?

    • JustSayin

      If they had 60k worth of china, wouldn’t it have been confiscated to pay their debts? I thought they determined that most of the crap they own is worthless….

      • WestCoastFeed

        Remember they omitted many of their assets on their financial disclosure forms.

  • Mags

    X2 to a tweet to Jim; You r soooooo right – crime like THIS is EVERYONE’S BUSINESS – we all pay. Thanks @gypsyboxer!!

  • Jo

    Well said Jim.

  • side of Sour Cream

    Even though I believe The Cheese’s heart is 100% in the wrong place, I must admit his statements ring true.

  • MidwestMiddie

    You don’t have to like the source when the source is absolutely correct.
    Bravo to Jim!!

    • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

      Dang Middie it took me three paragraphs to get the same point across, lol
      I need to hire you & T’s Martini as my editors. Tee-hee.

      • Mags

        I feel you Tigerlily……IQ12 😀

        • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

          LMBO! Too funny.

      • MidwestMiddie

        LOL

      • LOLOL!

  • Birdie

    Jim ROCKS! Way to be a Bravo pioneer for truth!

    • WestCoastFeed

      And the best news of all is that, by speaking out he has doomed himself from ever being asked back.

      • Birdie

        The BEST news would be that NONE of them are asked back, and this franchise fades into oblivion. Jim put his ass on the line for TRUTH and justice…MORE than I can say for anyone else on this crap show. What will you do if you can’t rant and rave over Giudice ish….perish the thought.

      • Mags

        WCF….Jim Marchese is an extremely intelligent man! He couldn’t care less about rachet Bravo…..never could. Do you remember his trying to explain his position during IQ12?! Those idiot woman looked at him like ‘deer in headlights’. He made $8M in 2014….. Bottom line, he can’t relate to a bunch of uneducated morons!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Mags. he is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is. He would have kept his fingers off twitter had he more brains.

          • Mags

            Due respect WCF…….he is very intelligent! I wish I was half as smart. I don’t think twitter fingers has anything to do with intelligence! Haha. And IMO……those twitter fingers brought life to the last season of the sinking ship.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Sorry, not smart. If he were smart he wouldn’t behave the way he has.

          • Mags

            WCF……you seem to be taking offense to everything I say today?! I get it! Well educated, great provider for his family, loves his family, loves God, on and on……he is the total package!! Nothing personal……but I done with your posts. Because of your ill feelings towards Jim…..you’re no longer making sense. Just saying my friend 😦

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’m not taking offense, Mags. I am just disagreeing with you. Can we agree to disagree?

          • Spenderr

            The whole package? LOLOLOL

          • donna

            He sure did, him Amber, Bathroom Bobby, & them Twins.

        • toolate2care2000

          Didn’t Jim claim to of helped find the twins and gotten them on the show? That he was helping Bravo with casting? Seems like he enjoyed working with/for Bravo when it was to his benefit

          • cait

            Didn’t he claim to have separate, signed contracts with them, and Bobby, outside of Bravo, that gave him % and claim to their fame

          • Spenderr

            Yup he sure did, the little fraudster was doing Bravo’s bidding when it was good.

      • Marsbars09

        That’s what happens when you tell the truth about Bravo.
        Go Jimmy!

  • Ravello

    I very much regret watching last week but promise to boycott going forward. The child exploitation was repulsive, especially with Gia. I was active on message boards during the Gosselin era, people stopped watching.

  • Mags

    I remember one of Theresa’s co housewives condemning her for making a statement that she (Theresa) would apply for Bankruptcy and ‘beat the system’. Remember?!

    • WestCoastFeed

      I think you might be referring to a talking head that Jac once did, back when we first were learning about Tre’s bankruptcy. Jac said then that Tre had told her, she would just have to wait the required number of years and then she could file for bankruptcy again. Win, win, for Tre. Never have to pay any of her debts.

      • Mags

        Yes WCF…..and there was also a tweet with ‘beat the system’ in quotes.

        • WestCoastFeed

          We are remembering the same event. I thought I remembered it as a talking head, but it might have all been on twitter. But, it was Jac.

          • bellaboo

            I remember jac asking felon if she was filing bankruptcy, & if she was going to jail due to a lot of gossip. True in felons reaction was : she started batting her eyes, licking her lips, & thats what she does when shes caught in a lie. She gave it away on the interview w/andy, im surprised she has any eyelashes left. Of course she did a heh, heh, & denied, denied, denied. After that is when felon got mad at jac & thats the main reason theyre not friends anymore, because she said jac wasnt a friend. Its a good thing though, & IF ANY OF YALL DONT LIKE JAC, OR WANT TO PUT THEM DOWN FOR BACK TAXES, GO RIGHT AHEAD & BASH ME, OR MY COMMENT, IT DOESNT BOTHER ME. ALSO THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO OWE BACK TAXES, WHO SET UP PAYMENT PLANS, BECAUSE IF THEY OWE & ARENT PAYING, THEN THE LAW WILL GO AFTER THEM. I HAD TO GO ON A PAYMENT PLAN ONE TIME.

          • September24

            Nah. Tre made it quite clear that her attorney told her not to discuss it. But Jacaholic would not stop asking why like a 2 year old! Jacaholic won’t discuss her bk because her attorney said don’t say a word so you keep your mouth closed. Otherwise we would be hearing more about her bk.

          • bellaboo

            Just goes to show how much felon constantly wont listen to people who had her back. She just cant help herself once again she abides ONLY by the laws she likes, even though talking about bankruptcy isnt against the law, she probably shouldve kept her mouth shut, BUT SHES TOO STUPID, how else would gossipers know she even filed unless felon ran her mouth

          • WestCoastFeed

            Wasn’t she also selling story after story to the tabloids? I remember one about being terrified of jail. Another about Juicy cheating. And another about being pregnant. There were 10 or 12 in a row as I recall.

          • September24

            So by what you wrote Jac should go against her attorney and speak publicly about her bankruptcy. Wow!

          • bellaboo

            NO! Thats not what i meant. Im just saying its not a bad thing to file bankruptcy, but lying about it is well STUPID, which what we know of felon is she is a liar, & will do ANYTHING to protect an image that wasnt even the truth. From the time felon came on the tube, she wasnt truthful, her whole life was a lie, & she is just STUPID thinking people wouldnt find out what she was doing!! How many people with half a brain would go on a shopping spree on camera, then pay cash of the amount of $120,000.00?? You would have to be STUPID to do that, & yet joe & melissa are to blame. These crooks will blame the gorgas, but its not gonna stick.

          • WestCoastFeed

            One thing I do remember from that episode is that in her talking head Teresa said that if she were really facing jail time she would flee the country. No wonder she had to surrender her passport when she was indicted.

          • September24

            LOL! Great memory – good catch! Flee the country, beat the system, lie lie lie! Oy vey!

          • WestCoastFeed

            I like Jac, too. I think she is sweet and honest. I used to get very impatient with her for her emotional outbursts on twitter. But dealing with Nicholas has brought a much needed level of maturity.

      • cait

        I love Jaq, but she’s her own worst enemy, at times. She takes on the people that everyone else hates, (Danielle SLOB, for example) and thinks she can re-integrate them into the mix ! Jaq, give it up and concentrate on your close family and children ! Leave these losers alone !

    • TartLemon

      There was a scene with Jac, Caroline and Teresa said no judge would put the Mother of 4 in prison. OOPS, Teresa?

      • cait

        Salas is known for not wanting to jail mothers, but Tre took the P(r)ee, then paid for it !

  • TartLemon

    Jim said the same thing first season he was on, but canoodled with the criminals anyway. I get his point and happen to agree, but don’t get why it’s a problem for subsequent seasons, but not the first.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Jim is good at changing his story. He is now claiming that the Jim we saw last season was not really him. It was all an act he was putting on.

      • September24

        I think Jim is jelly that the dim twins filmed a pilot and Tre got her own special. He would love to be back on tv!

        • WestCoastFeed

          He ought to reconcile with Bobby. Bobby is now acting in his second movie. And still working as a volunteer fireman.

          • Mags

            Why? This man betrayed his wife and him. Jim doesn’t lack true friends from what I’ve seen. Maybe he is still a firefighter, but he’s not with Nicole anymore. Just what Jim predicted.

          • DLister

            Ciasulli is one of the most successful (richest) auto dealers in NJ; Bobby has nothing to worry about, except if the bathroom has toilet paper.

          • jane grey

            I thought it was his Dad who was successful. There is nothing wrong with inheriting wealth, but I wouldn’t call that being successful, not by the world’s definition anyway.

          • Mags

            I think you meant to say his daddy.

      • Mags

        See WCF……September 24 is who you are attracting with your posts. You should stay on topic. Get rid of the emotions. Just saying!!

  • September24

    This from a guy who sold out cancer patients. Beach Spin is right about RHONJ being so last year. Peeps are tired of the cast. But if the dim twins of RHONJ can film a pilot then Juicy and Tre can get their own 3-part special. Who knows how the special will do when it first airs or on re-runs. As they said in the 1980s if you don’t like “Married With Children” change the channel.

    • WestCoastFeed

      There were rumors floated that Bravo was considering bringing in some new, glamorous wives and changing back to the original, happier format they used in the beginning of the housewives franchises. Do you think the viewers would prefer that, or do they want the crude violent, criminal behavior we’ve been getting more and more of?

      • September24

        Bring the glamour! Real money! Beverly Hills money! Likeable people! Every cast member is old news and all have legal issues. Bring on a new city!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Speaking of glamor, Tre’s stylist, Alisa Maria, the woman who dressed Gia for her prom, has given an interview to a blogger. Looks like she is indeed angling for a spot on the show. Just as I suspected.

          • September24

            When you need to make your tv show more interesting get a Giudice on the set pronto! hahaha!!!

            How sad the stylist is not that interesting by herself. Riding the coattails of Tre & Juicy…..

          • WestCoastFeed

            Let’s see some more of her on the spin-off. She didn’t have much to do on this first episode. She is a very pretty woman. She has her own collection of furs and bags and something else. If she has some personality, she might work out well.

          • DLister

            Of course she is, she showed up in full whore regalia, to try to rival Melissa. Obvious famewhore is obvious. And her “beauty” skills suck, unless of course, you like looking like a prostitute.

    • DLister

      I can film a damn pilot if I had the money and the self delusion. Doesn’t mean sh*t if it gets tossed, like most of them do.

      • September24

        LOL! Self Delusion! Good one!!

  • bellaboo

    I also think jim liked the camera, but i also think he has standards & stands in his beliefs. If he REALLY was in love with the camera as many of yall say, he wouldve kept his mouth shut, or should i say kept his fingers to himself.

    No way would he have talked bad against andys loved ones. I SAY GO JIM, SPEAK YOUR TRUTH!!!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      And stay happily off the airways.

    • DLister

      Newsflash: Jim’s “standards” are cheap-fame oriented. Otherwise, this post would not exist.

  • bellaboo

    WAY OFF TOPIC:
    DONT WATCH BRAVO RHONJ:TERESA CHECKS IN
    & IF YOU HAVE YOUR DVR AUTOMATICLY SET UP, PLEASE CHANGE IT

    WE ALL NEED TO STICK TOGETHER ON THIS, recaps are always very informative!! I didnt watch the show, or the snippits on here, yet i was very much informed.
    I would bet $$ (& im on disability) bravo is using this show to see what kind of ratings this will pull in, before they film rhnj with the storyline about felon coming home.
    What do yall think.

    • WestCoastFeed

      They certainly haven’t ballyhooed this episode they way they did the first one. They must be expecting a drop-off in ratings. Let’s hope the drop-off exceeds their expectations.

    • Starr

      They are most definitely testing the waters for Teresa’s return to RHONJ. Bravo and Andy don’t care what you think. Only the sponsors do. Tweet and FB post to them and tell them what you think. #WontWatchWontBuy

    • MorningYawn

      Thx for reminder! I haven’t watched NJ in forever but it still records. Just took care of that!

    • chacha1

      I always tape the reruns and blow thru the commercials ….. I did not know they can gather ratings off of reruns ????

    • Never planned to watch it hon. 😀

  • September24

    O/T Crooks is going to give an interview to E and says that Brianna has “daddy” issues. Uhm, no Crooks it is your children that have “daddy” issues! What a man-wh*re!

    • MidwestMiddie

      No Way! Donn was Brianna’s and Michael’s full-time dad and, unlike
      Brooks, Donn was and is always there for them.

      • September24

        IKR! Crooks is totally off base with that statement.

    • Bruce’s Balls

      He is a piece of shit.

  • DLister

    Note to Jim: Uh, aren’t you already yesterday’s newsprint, used to line bird cages? Who the f*ck cares what you have to say? You want more “fame?” Go lick a window, uptight assh*le.

    • Mags

      Terrible, mean post! Never referring to the topic! SMH….disgusting. Just saying!!

      • Mags sorry to butt in……I support Jim Marchese also but everyone is entitled to their opinions, hon.

        • Mags

          Trust me Seuss…..no offense taken 😀 Just couldn’t get anyone here to engage in the topic of ‘Child Exploitation’. This blog isn’t about Jim’s house. OMG….#IQ12. And that’s my opinion!!!

        • chacha1

          I do too my friend 🙂

        • Me too.

      • DLister

        Just saying! You have reading comprehension problems.

        • Mags

          Just saying…..you should turn that smile upside down with your mean self! IQ12!!

      • Spenderr

        He/she has every right- period. This is a blog- not a column and certainly not a dictatorship. People like her/you and me, contribute to the traffic to this site, run them off, you whittle down your traffic and lose $$$. Capisce?

    • chacha1

      WOW !!

    • Spenderr

      Exactly! That cocky little man needs to STFU and stop licking his wounds, you were kicked off the show hunty, deal with it, you IS yesterdays trash. Nobody associates themselves with you, even your lifelong friend ditched your sorry ass. Bravo doesn’t like you, Andy doesn’t like you, I don’t like you lol and heck the whole country thinks you’re a worthless POS for being a little man with a big ego. Worse, for selling a phony cancer drug to trusting people- you is a fraud and felon too- who knew? Yold sold out hard for $$$ and fame. Now piss off and stop using Teresa’s name to stay relevant.

  • Imstillstanding666

    Look at Gia’s hand color compared to Gabriellas. Guess bravo sprung for a spray tan for her dance. I have 2 amazing grown dAughters, a dozen dances I dressed them for and never a spray tan. Smh!!

    • Distemp

      You seem awful. Just really awful.

      • Imstillstanding666

        why thank you Teresa fan!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      They spared no expense for her and even went so far as to host the pre-dance gathering. Who paid for it all? Bravo? And to what end? Just to have things to film? Or to create the illusion of wealth? Probably some of both.

      • MidwestMiddie

        Bravo went to straight fiction with this 3 Parter.
        Hope the ratings are even lower for tonight’s show.

        • Hey Middie! Hope you’re having a nice Sunday. xo

          • MidwestMiddie

            Thanks, Doc
            I’ve enjoyed a great day & hate to see it end. Hope your day was
            equally enjoyable. : )

        • chacha1

          I am watching a Cubs game while commenting here, I am from Chicago

          • MidwestMiddie

            It’s been a bad weekend for the Cubbies. : (

    • chacha1

      she was not attractive looking at all and has gotten quite large …. she also had hair and make up done at her house instead of going to the salon like all the other girls do ….. Gia and Milania totally turn me off …… Gabriella and Adriana are the beauties and I hope nothing like those two nasty mean girls

      • Imstillstanding666

        I agree, Gia has put on some weight but who can blame her? I stress eat too!! Once momma tre gets home all the bad food will be gone for sure. Sprinkle cookies in the trash. Lol

  • September24

    I looked up Bravo’s tv schedule for tonight and RHONJ TCI is on first followed by the Hamzo clan. I don’t think Bravo will be celebrating much tonight. And you just know, Caro is dying having to follow Tre! hahahaha!!!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      I’ve been watching the Manzo show. It is much better this year. The scenery on the Italian coast is spectacular. And Christopher has turned out to be great fun to watch this year. It’s been good fun. Poor Lauren, the two mothers want to shop for grandbabies to Lauren’s chagrin.

      • chacha1

        I like Manzos show, Christopher is super funny ….. Caroline I love to hate, she is always yelling and she is a turn off ….. I love how Al spoils his daughter …… and the Scalias are a much needed addition to this show …. I will be watching

  • Mags

    AATT……have always been happy with the kindness shared on this site. But we have newbies…..maybe RT throw outs! The personal attacks, never speaking about the topic, given people childish nicknames, etc, is getting to be to much!! Beach Spin….you wrote this blog with information that some of us take quite seriously, ‘Child Exploitation’. You could have saved your Sunday, and just blogged, ‘Jim Marchese’ and gotten the reaction that I’m referring too. Can you remind posters of the commenting rules? Thank you so much!

    • Bruce’s Balls

      Seriously Mags? I have always liked your posts, but I am going to be honest and I hope we can still be cool. I have seen you try to run posters out of here that you don’t agree with, so what’s up with all the sensitivity? I have called out peeps, so if I get called out I just suck it up and take it.

      I say to everyone here if you can dish it, then you better be able to take it. Sheesh people this is a freakin’ blog not real life. Lighten up!

      • Mags

        Hi BB
        Nay, I don’t agree. I love your post also 😀

      • JustSayin

        Glad I’m not the only one that noticed.

        • Mags

          You never have any opinions on topic. Just character assassinations. IQ12 just saying!! IMO 😀

          • JustSayin

            All your posts with the personal attacks and insults about anyone who happens to think differently than you do – they all say more about you than I ever could.

          • E P🎉

            I like you Mags, might get in trouble for saying I back you up as I did the other night, but oh well. :))

          • Betty

            Uh oh. Do i need to remind you of the “commenting rules”? lol

    • Spenderr

      YOU are the one attacking people, stop throwing a hissy fit and let people speak! You are chasing after anyone and everyone who so much as disagrees with your views- get a clue, like it or not, there are other view points other than yours that also hold credence. Not everyone is going to bow down and hail your opinion as gospel. Hell no. Best take it on the chin and stop making a light hearted issue serious. Geez.

      • DaisyD

        👏👏👏👏👏👏truth

    • DaisyD

      You’re talking about personal attacks yet you are telling other posters they have an IQ12 isn’t that personal attack? Practice what you preach . Jim always was and is a POS in my eyes . # fakecancerdrug . Do you feel bad for all the cancer victims that Jim scammed ? Have a great day .

  • Dana

    Shut up Jim and go away.

  • Bruce’s Balls

    I like Jim. He brought liife to the show!

    • TartLemon

      I like him to speak the truth. Jim’s a ‘friend of AAtT’ and gives us scoops. Sometimes so scoopy that it’s completely discounted until many months later proven to be correct.

      Teresa/Joe don’t comprehend that it’s OVER. Every they make or spend will be red flagged. No hiding things in the children’s names either.

    • donna

      Me too., I liked him, Amber, Bathroom Bawby, & The TwinBots. I was SO TIRED OF THE GUIDICE, WAKILE,, GORGA CRAP. THEY WERE A NICE CHANGE!

    • Agreed.

  • TartLemon

    IMO, neither Teresa nor Joe give a rat’s ass about the ratings. All they see is the $$ rolling in NOW. No concern about the future for themselves or their daughters. Gia still believes the ‘mansion’ will be all hunky dory with Holiday decorations for Teresa. Not a concern in the World about the truth of the foreclosure matter because it’s not what Gia or her siblings have been taught.

    It won’t be long before Gia will have that ‘brick wall’ moment of the $$ made in her name that mom and dad stole and blew. I’m not a Milania fan AT ALL, but someday I expect her to say ‘Where is my $$$?’

    • Bruce’s Balls

      Preach!

    • MidwestMiddie

      I wonder if Bravo has a signed contract with Teresa for her return to the RHNJ or is Bravo waiting to see the ratings for this 3 Parter before offering her $$$$$?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Doesn’t she need to get the BOP permission first?

        • Starr

          Yes!

        • MidwestMiddie

          Thanks, WCF

          That’s right. She can’t sign a contract ……….her dreams of
          big bucks must be fading fast with the low ratings for this 3 Parter.

      • chacha1

        I thought criminals had to go to a halfway house for six months after release, I guess Treape is special

        • MidwestMiddie

          I wish that was true for Teresa but if she lives at one at all, it
          will probably be for only a brief time.

    • Starr

      That just happened with one of the Roloff kids (Little People show on TLC). Seeing Gia in a TH, all made up and looking 30, a stand-in for her HW mother, was the most exploitive and disgusting things I’ve ever seen on these shows. And that’s saying something.

  • Starr

    I don’t like the guy, but he’s 100% right. Especially about the sponsors. Bravo knows what they’re doing, programming and ratings-wise, and expected some blowback, which they don’t care about. The sponsors care. Tell them what you think.

    • MidwestMiddie

      BINGO!

      • E P🎉

        Hi MwM, hope you are doing well.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Hey,
          Doing just fine, thanks. You’re “looking good.”
          : )

          • E P🎉

            If you are still there, I want to tell you something

          • MidwestMiddie

            Yes ……getting ready to call it a day.

        • All About The Tea

          Please refrain from posting your email on AATT. Thank you..

          • E P🎉

            Understood, thank you

  • jane grey

    Great article Beach Spin, thanks for the info!

  • TartLemon

    I’m hoping this is like the Caitlyn show. Everybody tuned in to see the big reveal, but didn’t much care after that.

    • Starr

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. (And hoping for). The first episode wasn’t a hit, but it wasn’t a dud, either. I don’t know why the blog compared it to RHONJ as opposed to a Housewives spin-off. It’s a spin-off, and it did ok, comparatively-speaking. The ratings for the 2nd episode might tell a story.

    • Here here!

    • Exactly.

  • TartLemon

    In Salas’ statement, it was made very clear she studied and searched for some way NOT to sentence Teresa to prison. I reiterate… this is not prior to Y2K where a paper shredder would destroy evidence. Forensic accounting is in cyberspace FOREVER. Every ¢ spent to pay a light bill or buy groceries can be tracked back to its’ inception.

    • Bad Barbie

      FACT!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Time for the baseball game. While I am grateful to the Mets for destroying the loathsome LA Dodgers, let’s hear it for the Cubs who haven’t won a pennant since 1945, when I was about Gabriella’s age.

  • italiano bambino

    Little jim has the balls to call out bravo and andy.

  • italiano bambino

    Bs bravo post on the RHONJ page… Barf!!!!! From the liar who called her wife on National TV C YOU NEXT TUESDAY …. 😒

    • chacha1

      how disgusting is Jailbird Joe who called the mother of his children a CU*T on national TV …. now he just loves her so much ….. gag !!!! he is a low life bottom feeder and I hope his new business with his criminal wife marketing and bottling PRUNO will also go bust …….

      • chacha1

        I wonder how Jailbird Joe would like a guy to call his daughter a CU*T on TV …… but what do you expect look at Jailbird Joes mother, didn’t she flip off the cameras at the courthouse when it was her son and daughter-in-law who committed the crimes

  • Carmen Mitchell

    Screw you, you POS loser. Your no better than anyone else on that show. Your probably mad that they didn’t ask you and your whinny wife back. Your lucky your not in prison after all the illegal stuff you pulled. Go away already, join your friend Bobby in the bathroom and STFU.

    • sue

      I was boiling mad when I read this, he is the biggest POS living! He should look at himself first and his so called whistle blowing career! Liar! Also he’exploitef’ his children in the only season he will be n! Jealous or what!

  • chacha1

    I agree with Jim and I will not watch this ratchet show, Andy Cohen and Bravo are enablers and promotes criminals ….. not for me …. too many good shows on TV …. and Real Housewives of Anything has been played out …….

    • Chloe

      Agree Chacha. Like Jim or not, his message is on point.

  • donna

    I agree with every word Jim said! THANK YOU JIMMY JAM!

  • toolate2care2000

    Jim, if you were so concerned about the exploitation of children you probably should have thought twice before you drank at the dead pig in Tego for air. Your daughter probably had nightmares from month but you thought it would be cute to have her reaction to it filmed didn’t you?

    • chacha1

      he did that? how abusive is that ????

    • Chloe

      You can’t be serious lol. That pig was for a holiday dinner. I don’t see dead meat that traumatizing.

      • Bad Barbie

        When you drag a dead animal in front of your kids it is. Not like the Lechon was cooked at the dinner table with apple in mouth.

    • RockyRoad OG

      What an ignorant comparison. He is spot on

  • He is absolutely correct. And most of us here have said the same thing. Like him or not he is just saying what we all have.

  • BreBre

    The ratings beat all the other housewives spin offs at the moment, so how is that tanking?
    Jim has no compassion. Liked Amber but not enough to deal with Jim again.

  • Gyrl Gelazee

    Let me guess… JLMarcheesy and his wife didn’t got a call back from Bravo??? Lol talking about exploitation, wasn’t your children on the same spotlight as the Guidices children last season? Hahaha y’all even made a commercial for your business… #STFU JLMarcheesy aka Azzhole hypocrite

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