By: Ed B.
This is a story of Faux Fame and the Greek Tragedy of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. If you’re not on Twitter and don’t follow the blogs you might be a little lost, but we hope by the end you’ll have a better understanding of what’s been happening on the interwebs during the filming of season five.
It all starts with a poor little Greek Couple from New Jersey desperate for their fifteen minutes of Reality TV fame. In mid to late December, Johnny Karagiorgis made contact with our writer Shan A. to give her some inside scoop on what was happening during filming of season five. During the initial several hours-long conversation, Johnny relayed detailed information (some she could print and some she could not). Low and behold the very next day, December 31, 2012, FameWhorgas runs the exact story with word-for-word quotes that Johnny had “exclusively” given Shan A. In that article were the details Johnny asked Shan A. not to print and FameWhorgas claimed without hesitation that Johnny’s wife, Penny Drossos Karagiorgis, was the new housewife for season five. That article has since been changed to reflect more lies. Hmm, coincidence that two different people from the NJ franchise were leaking the same information word for word? I think not! When asked which other bloggers he had been speaking with, Johnny denied he was speaking to other bloggers.
Shortly after the conversation with Shan A., Johnny reached out to me and filled my ears with the same detailed information. During our initial conversation, Johnny seemed like a nice enough guy. In fact, I put him in touch with a business associate to discuss handling Penny’s social media presence. When representation contracts were ready to be signed and paid for, things started to go sideways and stories started to change. No longer was Penny signed as an official housewife, but they were signing contracts Tuesday January 8, 2013, to begin filming Wednesday. I mentioned in my article that Penny was meeting with production, but didn’t state a reason. Shortly after the article was posted, I received this text message from Johnny.
When Tuesday came and left there were no contracts signed, but there was another deal in the works. Johnny was now negotiating with a producer who had agreed Penny should have her own show, does it get any more delusional? This is when I reached out to Bravo and had my Candid Talk With A Bravo TV Exec. Now I had a decision to make, so I made a conscious decision as one of the owners of TVFishbowl to remove all articles about Penny from the site. I didn’t want to give them any airtime or promote less than honest people here at TVFishbowl.com.
Shortly after severing any relationship with Johnny, he and his band of miscreants started attacking TVFishbowl and me on Twitter. In a failed attempt at damage control, Johnny’s pal and confidant
@GregsLooseHole @FauxRealityEnt A.K.A. Erica “Erykah” Bertschi-Dapolito began her assault. When I was a young kid growing up on Gerard Drive in New Jersey, I often fantasized about being famous and hanging out with TV celebrities. But as happens when one grows up and matures those flights of fancy are left behind with all other childhood fantasies. Erica is famous on Twitter for her vile attacks and posting of people’s personal information (yes folks she tweeted all of my personal info and later deleted). See, that’s her M.O. folks. She likes to hit and run. Sad part is she fancies herself some type of investigator. She’s mistakenly posted innocent strangers names, addresses and phone numbers thinking it was the identity of one of her Twitter foes.
Today, I spoke to Bravo and learned Penny has signed one thing and one thing only, an appearance agreement! She’s never even been a person of interest! Contrary to claims made by Johnny, he hasn’t signed a thing according to the Bravo Exec I spoke with.
Furthermore, although Johnny has proclaimed Penny has been invited to several of Teresa’s events, many sources have contradicted that story and confirmed that Teresa Giudice has never personally invited Penny to any event. Sources have also shared that viewers will see this played out on camera in season 5 of RHONJ.
Continue reading, this is about to get juicy, forget the TEA, the FISH FOOD is much more satisfying!
Fast Forward To The Past Week:
By: Shan A
Now that you are caught up on past events, let me jump to present day. Chris Stark, a researcher on Twitter, as her usual manner has been tweeting her latest findings on RHONJ. Stark began to tweet her current knowledge about Brian “Bryan” “Bulldog” and unmasked the perception of Brian being a victim or having the limelight thrown on him without his desire. Stark exposed the truth. As soon as Stark tweeted her knowledge, Erica began a vicious smear campaign against Stark. Johnny and Erica attempted to bully and harass Stark to delete tweets. Erica even went as far as to post an entire blog about Stark to discredit and cast her as a liar.
These players have played this game on Twitter with numerous people they feel opposed their devious acts or revealed their true colors. Let’s talk true colors for a moment. Johnny denies any knowledge of soliciting Chris Stark to help Brian negotiate a deal for recent stories that appear on Radar On-Line and in Life & Style. Brian denies he sold the stories to the tabloids. Well these screen-caps seem to contradict each other, no deal to broker, hiring legal representation? Sounds like someone sold something to a tabloid!
We would also like to add that when Johnny began trying to get press and exposure for Penny, he was in no way concerned with Bryan or how Bryan was perceived. In fact, he described Brian to both Ed and I, as a “cokehead” that ruined his MMA career with his drug habit.
TVFishBowl has come upon proof to reveal the true colors of the players involved. Johnny, Erica and Bryan all deny that it was Bryan on the phone call that allegedly took place during filming, once again this text appears to prove otherwise:
Johnny also claims that Teresa Giudice invites Penny to her events, well we have several sources close to Teresa and others close to production who have states that “Teresa has never personally extended an invitation to Penny to any event.”
Follow this link to read the entire uninterrupted text conversation between Johnny and Stark.
This story will be updated as further information becomes available, keep checking back.
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