EXCLUSIVE: New ‘RHONJ’ Finale Struggles Arise To Bring Jacqueline, Melissa & Teresa Together

Posted on Apr 1 2016 - 9:13am by BeachSpin

RHONJ Finale To Bring Jacqueline Melissa Teresa

Rumors are swirling around The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 7 filming since production schedules have been adjusted for various reasons.

Nailing down the season has been challenging for producers, working to bring a splintered cast together. Discord between the women, and cast no-shows, have thwarted attempts to film a finale, with the whole cast in attendance.

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One circulating rumor claims that filming might even be extended, in order to catch the feuding Jacqueline Laurita and Melissa Gorga, in a dramatic confrontation, to end the season. Our exclusive insider clarifies what is going on, behind the scenes.

“The finale was supposed to be at Dolores’s (Catania) housewarming party. Everyone was there — Jacqueline, Chris, Kathy, Richie, Rosie, Melissa, Joe, Dolores, her kids, Siggy, her kids and, Kim D.”

The source continues to dish, 

“Bravo photographers were even there, but Teresa was a no-show. It was a neutral place to finish, but because Teresa didn’t come, producers tried to wrap at Melissa’s Envy fashion show but Jacqueline wasn’t feeling well, and was refusing to support Melissa, so that didn’t work either.”

So how is Bravo going to put a lid on a season, that has struggled from the start? Our exclusive insider has the tea.

“Filming ends Saturday. There will be no extended filming. Producers are trying to pull a cast lunch together but some think it will come across pointless and fake, because no one really wants to get together.”

While our source isn’t sure if and how such a gathering will come together, filming will wrap on Saturday.

Stay tuned, as the finale scenario, becomes clear.

 

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  • Marsbars09

    This is what I predicted from the beginning, but I thought the enemy would be Tre. It turns out Jac and Mel have turned on each other. Nevertheless, it was a very challenging production for Bravo to produce. It’s difficult to work with a cast who really don’t want to work with each other.

    • Morning sweetie. Happy April 1st. I can’t imagine having the job of production and having to constantly deal with these divas hindering my job.

      • Marsbars09

        Good morning dear. Happy April 1 to you as well.
        I don’t know if Carlos King was heading this production, but it had to be an absolute nightmare to deal with the cast.

        • WestCoastFeed

          A production editor actually tweeted yesterday about what a joy Siggy Flicker was to work with. I don’t remember anyone in production ever publicly commenting on a cast member before.

          • Marsbars09

            Well that’s a silver lining on a big dark cloud.
            How is your daughter doing? I haven’t asked about her in a while.

          • WestCoastFeed

            She’s recovering from a tough week. The cumulative effects of chemo and radiation hit her luck a ton of bricks. But, thankfully the treatments are finished and now she can concentrate on healing. Thanks for asking.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Hugs …..

          • Marsbars09

            I’m glad your baby is persevering. 👍
            I hope she continues to heal well. 😊

  • BBB1975

    What a total mess.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Triple B! Filming this season appears to have been an April Fool’s joke. Did Andy and Bravo really believe they could bring this series back to life after all that has happened with Tre?

      • BBB1975

        I think they really did..especially Andy. He is crazy about Tre, and thought the rest of us were too. Jokes on him!

        • RHONJ Fan

          Andy rolled the dice on Teresa and it’s backfiring.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Yes, Bravo Andy’s Golden Felon never showed up and was
            never going to show up. He made a Business Boo Boo.

          • Marsbars09

            Aha! This really proves Andy is no mastermind.

          • donna

            So, I guess it wasn’t “THE TERESA GUIDICE SHOW” after all!

  • RHONJ Fan

    That final sit down will come off very fake. My hope is they can get something resolved but that’s not very likely. Thank you for the tea, AATT.

  • WestCoastFeed

    My, my, so the Bravo production team is going to be forced to show the viewers REAL reality tv? Actually showing women being their genuine selves. Horrors!

  • Blackheath

    What is astounding about all of these women is that they were all chomping at the proverbial bit to get this show filming and have Teresa back as all of them needed the money and had to wait it out a year to film. Now no one wants to film because so and so had a row with the other twit. I am not sure if Bravo has it in the housewives contracts that if they don’t film due to being in a snit with a co-star then they won’t get paid. I also don’t think bringing in a new cast will bring this show back to life either, look at what happened to NY when they brought in 3 new housewives, the season was a dud and it took more work to get it back in shape. No one wants to see any of these new people because no one wants to put in the emotional investment for someone who will probably be gone next season. We all like the originals for the most part and even if you hated them, they brought the show to life. Everyone has to admit that even though they detested Danielle Staub, she brought the crazy drama that brought us back week after week. Same with Teresa but then she went off the reservation and lost the publics trust and stole from the public as well but now no one wants anything to do with her. I used to really like Teresa (yeah, she and Joe were annoying most times) they were a fun train wreck to watch and now I have zero interest. Sad to say, they need to shelve this particular show even if it is for a few years to get everyone wondering what is going on with the ladies of NJ and get renewed interest that way.

    • Marsbars09

      Great commentary Black. I agree that they need to shelve the show after this season. It will never be the original show it once was.

  • WestCoastFeed

    This morning Jac tweeted–“Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.”

    I guess the effort to film a successful reconciliation is going to be a bust. And, which cast mate or mates does she mean? I’d say that was aimed at Teresa, not Melissa.

    • sideof Sour Cream

      Her tweet is pretty profound, I like it.

      • donna

        Me too

  • Jennymckitty

    Oh well. It isn’t like I’m going to be watching. Someone is just going to have a more difficult time writing recaps.

    • MidwestMiddie

      BLOGGER BATTLE PAY ………

  • annamaria10

    Bring back KimG.! I am so tired of some of these ladies.

    • WestCoastFeed

      YESSSS! She would bring life back to this moribund show.

      • annamaria10

        Right? She was great!

    • Marsbars09

      ITA. I wonder why Brav never invited her to be a part of the cast?

  • sideof Sour Cream

    To me, this has scripted written all over it. It would be just like Bravo to try and drum up interest in this fakeness by pretending any of these broke ass hos have a choice on whether or not to show up for work on any given day. Or that they all aren’t loving every second behind the camera for both the attention and the $$$, regardless of who else is in the room.
    Not buying it.

  • MidwestMiddie

    oohs ——aahs …..Oh, the drama and suspense!!!
    ROFL
    Pathetic show which will continue to embarrass Bravo and be the demise of
    The Cable Felon.

    Call this what it is — THE END OF THE SHOW — THE FOREVER FINALE!!

    • Marsbars09

      I’m with you on that MM! RHNJ is DONE!
      I wonder if they’re going to air limited episodes like they did for season 6?

  • donna

    I guess Jacqueline is tired of the “GORGA/GUIDICE” Brouhaha! She has bigger fish to fry & more important things dealing with Nicholas & her Autism Awareness. So I guess she said “Screw them all!” Besides, Teresa still hasn’t forgiven Joe, Melissa, Kathy, or Rich for coming on HER SHOW! so all that hugging & kissing & fakery is all for the show!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Oh dear, Jac is steamed. At Teresa. I’m so bad and cut and paste that I’ll just paraphrase–

    Someone please tell Teresa Giudice that it is NEVER ok to use the R word.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Was filming done today? Jac’s first tweet was about how funny it was that that some people who had so much to say about her, lacked the courage to face her one on one.
      Hmm! Was Teresa a no show for filming? Or maybe refused to talk to her? Interesting series of tweets from Jac, than ended with, “And that’s a wrap.”

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yes. It was the filming for the finale. AAtT, please check your source and get on this one. The Tre Huggers are, of course, calling Jac the usual names and blaming her for any problems.

        • RHONJ Fan

          Are you reporting gossip from tweets as facts?

          • WestCoastFeed

            No, other bloggers have the story.

          • RHONJ Fan

            If that’s the truth, why are you posting the info here in AATT’s comment section? Isn’t that the job of the site to report news. I’m baffled by your daily reports always contradicting.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I’m not contradicting anyone. I am just getting the news out to AAtT’s readers.

          • RHONJ Fan

            My apologies, I didn’t realize you worked for AATT. Perhaps this is why they allow you contradict their stories.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Of course, I don’t work for AATT. However, I do sometimes, disagree with what is asserted here. We are alllowed to disagree on this website. I’m simply an old shut-in who amuses herself with the Giudice saga.

          • RHONJ Fan

            Oo K.

          • annamaria10

            I haven’t heard that word “old shut-in” in many moons. Take care, OK?

        • MarcoPolo

          So AATT was correct, there was no extended filming period–the piece said that all would be over by tomorrow. Do we all need to bang a gong at the exact moment that filming wrapped? Great reporting Tea.

          • RHONJ Fan

            Thank you Marco Polo. I believe that was the point I was trying to make. I hope I didn’t get anyone in trouble, that was not my intent.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Oh, now I think I get what you meant. You thought I was disagreeing with AAtT? I was simply asking her to get a blog out on today’s news.

        • donna

          Yeah, “delusional” but, I like Jacqueline always have. I always liked her child-like playful manner!

          • WestCoastFeed

            I like Jac, too. I think she’s a real sweetheart. And, as far as I have seen, she tells the truth.

  • MarcoPolo

    Let the editing begin.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I sure hope they caught Teresa using the R word on film. And have the guts to air it. I’d like to see Jac vindicated.

  • WestCoastFeed

    The spin room has opened. And spilled to a tabloid that Jac wants nothing better than to see Teresa back in jail again. Now where could that have come from?

    • RHONJ Fan

      I agree with the Jacqueline. She needs to be back in jail. She didn’t serve enough time the first time.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I doubt that Jac was the source for that tabloid story. That story reeks of the Teresa camp.

  • WestCoastFeed

    And now the writer for that scurrilous tabloid is claiming that Bravo had to hire 2 additional security guards because Jac was trying to provoke Teresa into a physical fight.

    • RHONJ Fan

      That sounds completely false.

      • WestCoastFeed

        I’m not at all surprised to see that this woman used to write for ROL where she was maddeningly incorrect about RHONJ events and cast members.

        • RHONJ Fan

          What site and who’s the writer?

          • WestCoastFeed

            Sorry, I’m not allowed to name other sources.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Jac just tweeted her thanks to “her sirens media peeps” for spending the day with her today. Nice to know that she has a friendly production crew that likes her enough to want to spend the last day of filming with her.

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