Teresa, stunning in a red dress, talked about watching the season 4 episodes of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and hearing the hurtful things everyone on the cast is saying about her. Season 4 began filming in June, 2011, so Teresa did not know this was going on. The cast sees the shows 3 days before they air, so they can write their Bravo blogs. She hasn’t spoken to them since last September, at the Season 3 reunion, and she didn’t think this was the time or place to do it.
No one has been asked back for Season 5, yet.
Barbara Walters, who usually isn’t there unless there’s an A-lister to talk to, knew nothing about the show, but of course continued to talk. And talk.
When pressed by Barbara, Teresa admitted she does not want to quit the show. Joy Behar then said,”why should she quit?”
Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile came on after the commercial break, and Melissa was blazing angry. They could not say that Teresa was lying about not knowing they were coming on the show, only saying they were “interviewed”. So, the christening episode, the first episode in Season 3, when we met Kathy and Melissa, was an “interview’?
Joy Behar asked them about professional jealousy, since Teresa is clearly the star. They denied that, of course. They were asked about the kids never interacting with each other, no answer, after that, everyone was talking over everyone else. Typical segment on “the View”.
Disappointing, to say the least. Wonder what Andy Cohen thinks about the separate interviews?
In the meantime, here’s a link to the ladies before the segment aired.
An interview with Teresa after The View taping
A statement from Teresa’s rep:
“To be clear, Teresa Giudice was never informed at any time by her sister-in-law, cousin or brother that they were taking meetings to join the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey until after they signed their deals. In fact, Teresa’s family members went through the quite lengthy process of joining the cast which included meeting with the producers, network and negotiating their contracts, all without Teresa’s knowledge. Teresa finally received a phone call from her family after all of their contracts were finalized a mere two days before filming was set to commence with the surprising news that they joined the cast.” ]