The Long Island Medium aka Theresa Caputo for her 7th season tonight at 8p, and she will have some very familiar faces join her this season. Rosie O’Donnell, Billy Gardell, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Mo’Nique, Jim O’Heir, Carson Kressley, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Christopher Atkins and Kym Whitley all visit with Long Island and hear from the departed loved ones.
What can we expect from this season, she told me on a recent conference all, “It was very exciting this year, because we did do some more celebrity reads, which was exciting.” Then she added, “The reason why I say, it’s crazy to think that people even think, I still don’t think people know who I am. So the fact that Rosie O’Donnell, Jim O’Hare, like, you know, Carson Kressley, like they know who I am and they wanted to meet me and have an experience, being reconnected with the souls of their loved ones, is mind-blowing to me.” Along with the celebrity readings, she experiences a health scare that will play out on a few episodes. What about Little Anthony’s wedding? Is this the season the one when he finally says I do? Nope. Hopefully that will happen in season 8.
Before we get to season 8, we still have to get through season 7 that starts tonight, what are some of the things you don’t know about the Long Island Medium who made big beautiful hair and long nails a thing again all while touching us with her readings that help people get some much needed comfort and healing.
1 – When did she start hearing from the beyond?
Until I got in my teens, because I am a practicing Catholic, I come from a very strong faith family and a very spiritual family. So for me, I was always able to express what I was sensing and feeling, no one ever really made a big deal about it. When I started to get older, people were like, well, that’s weird. That’s crazy. That didn’t happen. You know, you’re seeing things, and then I started blocking it. It wasn’t until later in my late 20s that I was told that I had this amazing gift. And it took me five years to really embrace that because I – because of my faith, it took me a long time to incorporate that with my faith.
I had this amazing gift from God, what am I supposed to do? I was like, who’s going to want to come and see a medium? I couldn’t understand that.
2 – Does she wish she could turn her gift off?
The first thing is, I’m like anyone else. You ever wake some days that you’re like, darn it, I don’t want to go to work today. You know, I do. It’s never, it’s like the second, it’s like I connect with spirit, I don’t know any different. And that’s the thing to me. I don’t consider this work. I don’t consider it my job. I consider it this is my journey, Theresa Caputo’s journey here in the physical world, to be able to do God’s work, to deliver messages to help people heal and grow and embrace life again.
I always say this, I don’t mean to quote Lady Gaga, but I was born this way. I don’t know any different. For me, communicating with people that have died and expressing what I’m sensing and feeling, describing things that are going on in my brain that other people can’t see, hear or feel, to me is normal.
3 – What does she say to people who are skeptics?
I don’t do what I do to make people believe in medium. I mean, that doesn’t matter to me. If someone comes to me for a reading and they don’t understand, I don’t like to use the word believe, I like to use the word understand, is what I do, that’s not what this is about. And I’m not going to try to force to anyone. That’s not what this is about.
This is about healing and about giving people the validation that what their experiencing there is the soul of their loved ones and that there is more to life than just here in the physical world. I want my clients or fans, or whoever follows me or watches my show or reads my books, to know that the things that they’re experiencing them that remind them of their loved ones are in heaven, and to know that they’re not alone.
4 – What is she scared of?
A sleep study is scary to me, because I am afraid of the dark, and I think you got to sleep with the lights out, like no TV. So I don’t know how well that would go.
5 – This show is in its 7th season, why does she think it is still going strong?
Oh, simple. Because it’s real. It’s real. It’s my real life. It’s who I am, my clients that are on the show, things that we’re doing, things that are going on in my life. I have child, you know, all my friends, I’m still friends with from, you know, elementary school and stuff like that, and people. One of my dear friends is as a pilot, and he’ll say, he runs into so many people, and it was like, oh, she really can’t be like that, and she’s like, no, I grew up with her, from elementary school up until – still today. I only saw her a couple of weeks ago, and he’s like, she’s – that’s exactly how she is. He’s like, actually she’s a little bit near over the top. Than in person.
6 – Do people recognize her?
it’s just mind-blowing that people know who I am, because I still walk around like and I always say, I’m just Theresa Caputo from Hicksville. I’ll be in Target and people will be like, oh my Gd, what are you doing here? I’m like, I don’t know, what are you doing here? Like I’m just trying to buy some toilet paper, like I’m out of toilet paper, like, you know.
I was in AT&T one day, and this guy came up to me and he’s like, you know, I know who you are and it’s great to see you’re doing regular things. And I looked at him, I go, what do you mean by regular things? What irregular things do I do? And then I was like, oh, wait a minute, yes, I do talk to dead people just a regular thing. But he was so shocked to see me out.
I think people just have a different perception of people when they’re on TV, you know. And it’s like, no, I’m just, you know, I’m just like you. I’m still the same. I always say that I’m just very blessed that I’m able to share my gift, my life, my family with my fans and my clients, and to be able to heal. I always say with every reading that I did, I was healing, you know, one person or a family or a hundred, or when I do my large groups, thousands of people at one time. But with Long Island Medium, I’m able to heal people every week, you know, millions of people at one time. So that is just wild in itself.
7- When they notice her do they ask her for readings?
You know what, they don’t. You know, I think that they’re hoping for that, you know, I’m sure. But, you know, 99% of the time, when my fans or some, they just come up to me and like, I just want to say I love you, I love your show. And they want to share how the show, or my book, had helped them. And to me, it’s just a true validation that I am doing the right thing and using my gift, you know, the right way, and that it is about helping people.
I have a few friends, who are Paranormal Investigators, and because of that I am very weary of Ghost investigation shows. There are things that some of them do, that my friends would never do and the team of Paranormal Lockdown did some of the things you are not supposed to do and it, literally, came back to haunt them.
Tonight at 9p on Destination America, Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman travel across the pond to Yorkshire, England to spend 100 hours, the longest investigation done on any show of this type, in the Black Monk House. A place so haunted that people won’t even go into the house. As soon as they get there, the two of them start to feel things. Things that won’t stop during the full time that they are there. They will hear things that will not only freak them out, they will also freak you out. Things will move, they will attacked and when the 100 hours end, the haunting will still go on for one of them.
The activity is so strong that it will stay with Groff when he is back in The States. Will Weidan be able to vanquish that negative energy?
This two hour special episode is so terrifying, I can’t think of a better way to spend Halloween after you put the kids to sleep. Halloween is all about Ghost stories, why not spend it with a real one. One that is so frightening that you will not be able to sleep tonight. Therefore, you will want to steal some of your kids’ candy to help you stay awake.
TLC edited a video together of the best tantrums from Toddlers & Tiaras and I think it could make the biggest Pro-Lifer change their mind on abortion. I know it reminded me to take my birth control pill because I don’t want one of those. Seriously, that is best PSA for condoms I have ever seen.
Didn’t make you want to never have kids or be around any?
I don’t know about you. but it feels like it has been forever since Toddlers & Tiara has been on TLC. So long, I think the former contestants are old enough to compete in Miss Senior Citizen.
Well the wait is almost over because the show about toddlers competing in pageants will be back on August 24th.
Since we got to know Honey Boo Boo, the pageant world is a lot harder and the stakes are greater. The little girls still have to get their spray tans, hair extensions and waxed, but that is only a fraction of what they have to do. Now their talent has to be competitive as people 6 times their age, get collagen sprays and facial classes. And these girls aren’t even old enough to sit in a car without a booster seat.
To make matters worse, their moms are living vicariously through them and they won’t accept anything less than first place. The competition is fierce, but the mothers are fiercer and because of that it is going to be another great season of 13 episodes filled tears and glitter!
It has been almost 10 years since the world was shocked to find out that 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant. She was America’s little darling starring in her own Nickelodeon show, but the news put an end to it all.
Now she is a recently married mom, in her mid-20’s, ready to get her career back on track. She wants to make a name for herself and not just as Britney Spears’ little sister.
One of the best ways to do that in this day and age is to do a docudrama. On June 26th, TLC is going to give her one hour special called Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out and she will get to tell her side of the story. We will find out what has been going on in her life since she became a mom to Maddie. There has been ups and downs and the special will focus on one of those ups. She was asked to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and we will get to see that performance and all that goes into it.
This should be an interesting special focusing on someone who grew up in front of us and then on her own.