Much of what comes out of the mouth of Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, isn't always credible, or understandable for that matter ("ingredientses"?). But when it comes to knowing her value to the show, she speaks the truth -- she's the real star.
Or at least that's what sources say she says. And "knowing" Teresa like we do, they're probably right.
A source told Reality Tea:
Teresa gloats at the fact Melissa [Gorga] is nothing more than a cast member. She isn’t the break out star she thought she would be. Teresa feels that Melissa is just one big joke. Teresa is out and about at appearances and book signings and Melissa is singing at Great Adventure.
And like her and her big ego or not, she's right. Would you watch RHONJ without Teresa? That would be a big negative, because even if YOU might, most people wouldn't, and therefore there would be no show to watch.
Teresa may not be nice, but damn if she doesn't make for some good TV. There's no way that any of the others could carry the show. Caroline Manzo has just turned into a big, annoying grump; Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile are simply too nice; and Melissa Gorga is ... Melissa Gorga. I go between liking her and being annoyed by her, but the fact is she could leave the show, and no one would really miss her. This apparently burns Melissa up as she thought her own brilliant personality would make her the big star. But she was wrong.
Melissa's alleged plan isn't really working out the way she had hoped. Teresa is still really popular and the main focus of the show.
unique really to the New Jersey Housewives too, as I can't think of
another city that's so dependent on one star. Most of them have plenty
of players in the drama game, but not so with the Garden State. And
Teresa is smart to know her worth and capitalize on it, haters be
"Teresa loves that the past 2 seasons revolve around her," the source continued. "It doesn't matter if people are talking good or bad. It's still all about her."
And unless Bravo brings back Danielle Staub (Please Andy Cohen, please!) or finds some hot new blood to bring on and stir things up, it's always going to be.
Do you think Teresa Giuidce is the real star of RHONJ? Would you watch if she wasn't on the show?
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by brykevSeptember 15, 2012 at 8:27 PM
I don't like her, she is my least favorite. That being said, I think the show would be kinda boring without her.
by HappyMama85September 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM
I def think a lot of people would still watch that show without her. She's nothing special, she just creates more negativity. She's an ugly person inside and out.
I would gladly watch the show if she left. I LOVE Caroline. I truly love the fact that she's so into personal responsibility. If she said it, she owns it. She'll also admit when she's not proud of the way she acted.
I don't understand why people have issues with Caroline but love Theresa. T is just crazy, IMO. She'll never say she screwed up or said something rude, it's always someone else's fault. I don't respond well to that.
i would watch the show, she comes off as ignorant and she blows things out of proportion ,she can turn anything into an argument and her kids are doin what they see,but she thinks its cute , wait till they start mouthing off to her,which they already do anyway, and her husband ew
by pigtailSeptember 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM
This made me laugh! She kind of does. lol
She looks overdone, like a burnt cookie.