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Teresa Giudice: 'Bring It On 2016'

1/4/2016 8:39am EST
'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice Sends First Tweet Since Prison Release
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is back in the public eye, sending out her first tweet since her release from prison just short of Christmas Day.

Although fans were waiting for a big reveal or some juicy gossip from the reality star, Giudice took to her social media account to spread some joy instead of sorrow.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year from our family to yours!❤️

— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) January 3, 2016

She said to her followers to have, "a healthy and happy New Year!"

A photo was added to the statement of ...

'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice Home For Christmas?

12/9/2015 9:49am EST
'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice Home For Christmas? Family Counts Down Da
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is just about ready to be released from prison, and it's not soon enough for her husband Joe and the couple's four daughters.

The Bravo star is reportedly thrilled to be able to spend the holidays with her family.

Giudice has been serving her time quietly for the past year.

"Everyone's doing a countdown. It's an exciting time," a source said to E! News. "Everyone's excited to see her again and come over to the house and hug her."

"Everyone's just very proud of how she's handled things and gotten through it and stayed strong. They'r...

Why Were Cops At Joe Giudice's House?

8/17/2015 10:07am EDT
Police Called To Joe Giudice's House Following Clash With Neighb
Police were called Joe Giudice's beach house over the weekend after "The Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star had a fight with his neighbor.

According to TMZ, Giudice's oldest daughter Gia was locked out of the New Jersey house on Saturday and tried to get in for several minutes. Her father finally opened the door, and he was subsequently heard screaming at Gia in the backyard.

A concerned neighbor then got involved and confronted Joe, reportedly saying, "This guy is crazy, he's dangerous, call the cops."

When police arrived on the scene, Joe's daughters reportedly begged them not to arre...

What's Next For Teresa Giudice?

8/13/2015 11:16am EDT
Teresa Giudice's Post-Prison Plan Revealed: Reality Star To Make
Teresa Giudice completes her 15-month jail sentence for fraud in December, and it appears that she plans on returning to "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

An insider told Us: "She's definitely back next season."

Giudice, 43, is currently serving her prison time in Connecticut. She is working on a book about her jail stint, which includes details about prison fights, what she eats, and more.

Another source revealed: "She's all set to profit off her prison stint."

Giudice's return to the show will benefit both the reality star and the Bravo network. "There is no Jersey without Teresa,"...

Jailed Housewife Forced To Give Up Maserati

6/9/2015 12:30pm EDT
Teresa Giudice Maserati: 'RHONJ' Star Forced To Give Up Maserati
Teresa Giudice has lost her Maserati to the feds.

According to Page Six, the reality star (who is currently in jail) must hand over her "2005 Maserati and 25 percent of any money she gets from the Bravo network" in order to pay her debts. The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed consent orders on Friday, June, 5, stating that Teresa and her husband, Joe, will be paying the $415,000 they owe via the detailed plan laid out in the paperwork.

The report also indicates that Teresa and Joe will give the government 50 percent of the rent they receive from their home in Lincoln Park, and "the furnishings...

Teresa Giudice Is In The Slammer

1/5/2015 6:10pm EST
'Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice Starts 15-Month Prison Sentence
"The Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice started serving her 15-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday morning. She turned herself in to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury at 3 a.m., seven hours before her scheduled arrival.

The reality star and her husband Joe Giudice, both 42, were convicted of bank and mail fraud in October. The couple pleaded guilty in March to hiding assets from bankruptcy court and submitting fake applications to obtain around $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.

Teresa's attorney, James J. Leonard, Jr., ...

25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of The Year

12/30/2014 7:06am EST
25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of 2014
2014 was a big year in entertainment -- there were sex scandals, star-studded weddings, arrests, nude photo leaks and cyber attacks, as well as a fist fight in an elevator.

Which stars and entertainment stories made the biggest headlines in 2014?

In January, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. That same month, Bieber was busted for throwing eggs at his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., causing thousands of dollars of damage.


'RHONJ' Reunion Part 3: Good-bye Teresa Giudice

11/12/2014 9:19am EST
This is the last time I'll be writing a recap for the Jersey housewives. I feel like I've been let out of prison.

And just as I am getting out, Teresa Giudice readies herself to go in.

As with the first two parts of the reunion, Andy focused on Teresa G. and her personal issues, but first he let the Jersey boys have a free-for-all and embarrass themselves with name-calling, accusations, and unmatched bravado. They proved that you don't have to be a housewife to make a fool of yourself as well as flaunt your ignoranance or show off how low class you are.

There was a lot of ganging up on J...

'RHONJ' Reunion Part 2: Let The Name Calling Begin

11/7/2014 8:50am EST
Scumbag. Skeletor. Fame Whore. Oh my.

No it's not the school yard, it's the gathering of the Garden Staters who are in evening gowns; the men are in suits; and everyone is over the age of 40.

"I came on for fun and now look at me," said Teresa Guidice, who Andy once again honed in on right away. Her face has grown considerably more sad sack as the reunion has progressed, so the Bravo puppetmaster thought it was the perfect time to remind her -- via table-flipping era footage -- of her shallow, screaming banshee, "I live in a five million dollar houses," days.

They segued into her fathe...

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season 6 Reunion Part 1: Everybody Cries (Almost)

11/3/2014 10:04am EST
'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season 6 Reunion Part 1: Eve
The Garden State ladies got back together, but it looked like a flashback to 1976 or perhaps a Studio 54 reunion.

Teresa G., Melissa, Amber, Dina, Nicole and Theresa A. showed up in what appeared to be their most sparkly, disco evening gown finest for this rather subdued first entry in what may play out to be a very explosive reunion series.

For this installment, crying was the emotion of choice, except for Nicole and Theresa A., but we’ll get to them later.

Kleenex missed out on quite the product placement deal because right off the bat Andy honed in -- for obvious reasons -- on Teres...

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season 6 Finale Recap:

10/20/2014 10:19am EDT
"It's a different day and everything's changed." Cousin Kathy's words refer to The Guidices' sentencing, but can easily describe the whole lot of them.

Although Dina's Ladybug Charity is the main focus of the episode, everyone's life goes through some sort of transformation: Melissa and Joe Gorga break ground for their next McMansion, which is going to be even bigger and more garish then their present abode; and Amber cut her hair for cancer. She's been growing it for five years, and now will donate the locks to make a wig for a child.

The one thing that hasn't changed is that Teresa Apre...

‘RHONJ’ Season 6 Episode 13 Recap: 'Sorry, Not Sorry'

10/13/2014 9:10am EDT
This week’s title implies that, as Elton John sang, sorry seems to be the hardest word…or maybe it just refers to what a sorry bunch they all are.

Now that everyone has returned from Florida, the whole group is back on the party circuit: Rino and Teresa are having a “tasting” to introduce the menu of their new restaurant, and Dina’s charity event Project Ladybug is coming up.

Jacqueline and Chris go over to Kathy and Rich's house where they and Rosie are making cannolis, which were requested by Teresa Aprea for her party. Nicole shows up to pick up the pastries for her sister and ends up ...

Teresa Giudice Plays Dumb During Post-Prison Sentencing Interview On 'Watch What Happens Live'

10/7/2014 11:35pm EDT
Joe and Teresa Giudice
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe made a special appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live to discuss their federal court case that ended with both reality stars being sentenced to prison last week.

The couple sat with host Andy Cohen Monday evening and played dumb about how their case was handled.

Speaking on a plea bargain the couple entered into in March, Teresa said that she didn't realize it meant she could end up in jail.

"I didn't understand that part," she said of the agreement, which could have carried a prison term of up to 27 months (sh...

'RHONJ' Season 6 Episode 12 Recap: 'Pack Your Bags And Get Out!'

10/6/2014 9:06am EDT
There’s bag packing all around with the Guidices heading off to prison, Jacqueline and her husband Chris moving out of their house, and Amber and Jim thrown out of Boca.

Now that it’s been reported that Teresa will serve a 15-month sentence for fraud, and when she’s out, Joe will serve 41-months, watching their storyline is a bit anti-climactic. On the show, they're still at the stage where they don't know what's to come. Since we do though, there’s no tension.

This week, Joe announces he’s taking Teresa out for a date night – really a date weekend – in New York City, leaving the kids wit...

Judge Says Teresa Giudice's 'Disrespect For The Court' Is Why She Was Given A Prison Sentence

10/3/2014 7:43pm EDT
Joe and Teresa Giudice
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice could have escaped prison time if she had just done what the judge and investigators into her bank fraud crimes had asked of her.

During Thursday's sentencing of Giudice and her husband Giuseppe, aka Joe, Judge Esther Salas told her that she had considered handing her a sentence of just probation, but her cavalier attitude toward filing her financial disclosure was the lone factor in her decision to sentence the mother of four to 15 months in prison.

"I will say on the outset, I'm going to focus on what I didn't say to your husband -- that...

'Real Housewives' Stars Joe And Teresa Giudice Both Sentenced To Prison For Bank Fraud

10/2/2014 4:54pm EDT
'Real Housewives' Stars Joe And Teresa Giudice Both Sentenced To
"Real Housewives Of New Jersey" couple Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice were handed sentences from U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas in a Newark, New Jersey, court on Thursday after pleading guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in March.

Joe was sentenced to serve over three years in prison for the white collar crime, while wife Teresa will spend 15 months behind bars.

The couple made a plea bargain with prosecuters, entering their guilty pleas to the 40-plus counts of fraud in exchange for lighter sentences.

According to, Teresa reportedly asked the judge not to...

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 11 Recap: 'Gators And Haters'

9/29/2014 9:58am EDT
'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 11 Recap: '
It's the First Responders party all over again, but this time it's the men of the Garden State who are about to let the fists fly.

Teresa Guidice is probably glad she chose not to join them down south. She stayed home with her family, not only her nuclear one, but Joe's clan, which includes his parents as well as his brother and his brood. "I'm protected from the world," said Teresa about being with her extended family. Basically because she knows that none of them are going to ask about her legal issues in person or via text like Jacqueline, whose husband Chris reached out to Joe wanting ...

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: S6 Ep10 The Day Of Jacqueline

9/22/2014 9:09am EDT
'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: S6 Ep10 The Day Of Ja
Just when you thought it was safe to go back over the George Washington Bridge: Jac is back.

The former cast member does very little in this episode except reintroduce herself to the audience as the loving mother of autistic four-year-old Nicholas. She’s still on the housewife periphery though, as her only contact is with sometime-housewife Kathy, who’s building a house that they visit. Jacqueline tells Kathy that she’s reached out to Teresa Guidice in her time of need via text message; apparently the two women have not spoken in a while. She says that even though they no longer have a rel...

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Ep 9 Recap: There Will Be Bloodwork

9/15/2014 9:46am EDT
'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Ep 9 Recap: There W
Cancer, colonoscopies and conspicuous consumption. This was the least entertaining episode of this show I have ever watched and would have stopped watching immediately if it were not my job to recap. It just could not end fast enough.

If you recall from last week, the NJ ladies are preparing for a Florida trip, mainly to get Teresa Guidice out of her element (where plea deals and jail sentences swirl around her), but also for the women to discuss plans for Dina’s charity event.

By the end of the hour, both Teresa G. and Amber have begged out of the vacation.

The lives of Teresa and Joe G...

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 8: 'Guilt Trip'

9/8/2014 10:01am EDT
'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 8: 'Guilt T
Orange is on its way to being the new black in the Garden State as this episode revolves around Teresa and Joe Guidice pleading guilty to mortgage and bankruptcy fraud.

It is February 28, 2014. The news is reporting an update on the plea deals and Teresa's phone starts ringing. Amber calls crying and tries to be supportive. She, as always, likens the situation to the time she had cancer (because she can’t go five minutes without making everything about her) but says Teresa Guidice is luckier, because the potential for death is not the end of her current narrative. Then Melissa calls to fin...

'RHONJ' Season 6 Episode 7: You Gotti Have Heart

8/25/2014 9:25am EDT
'RHONJ' Season 6 Episode 7: You Gotti Have Heart
So the drama of the first responder party has been put to rest, and everyone is supposedly friendly again. But tranquility is the kiss of death on reality TV, meaning I couldn’t wait to to see what new commotion – real or manufactured -- awaited the Jersey gals.

With other franchises, to shake things up the housewives are often sent on a trip where cabin fever or too many cocktails get the ladies in each other’s faces. Something tells me that that ploy isn’t necessary with this group, as they don’t need a distant land or booze to get them screaming at one another. So, instead of taking th...

9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel

8/20/2014 7:00pm EDT
9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel
The one thing about reality television is that for the most part, it is completely unscripted (or so the networks would like us to believe.) What happens on camera is usually a reaction to something another cast member did and therefore, causes lots of juicy ammunition for others to keep the perpetual fires lit. Reality has become a hotbed of catcalls, catfights, bad behavior and image-wrecking scenarios. Still, there are some bright lights in the genre. Some of the best reality show moments have made us cry, held back our disbelief and ran us straight to social media to talk about it with ...

'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 6 'The Family Business'

8/18/2014 10:09am EDT
'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 6 'The Family B
Vision boards. Scientists. Corporate jets. Oh my. We're getting lofty in the Garden State.

Still smarting from the First Responder attack, all the castmates decide to retreat back into their families for moral support, with the kids having a more high profile role than usual.

I almost feel badly for this second-generation that counts reality TV as part of its legacy; although none of them yet seem any worse for the wear just yet. Especially not the feisty Gia Guidice. She has just turned thirteen, and as her gift, Teresa passes down to her a ring that Gia’s grandmother had given to Teresa...

10 'Celebrities' Famous For Doing Nothing

8/17/2014 11:00am EDT
10 'Celebrities' Famous For Doing Nothing
What is fame? The proper translation of it is "the condition of being known or talked about by many people, especially on account of notable achievements." Be mindful of the words "notable achievements" as we talk about the following 10 people who are famous for doing nothing. As they continue to make money just by living, recall the true stars of yesteryear who actually demonstrated a talent or made a difference in the lives of others around them.

1. The Entire Kardashian Family

Reality TV’s first family members don’t let their lack of talent bother them. In fact, they glorify in it ...

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 5 ‘One Flew Over The Chicken’s Nest’ Recap

8/11/2014 12:05pm EDT
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey
A house divided cannot stand. But it does wonders for a housewives’ franchise.

Even though this episode is bookended by arguments revolving around the First Responder party, the core is a rather bland mix of everyone getting a chance to redeem themselves by showing their softer sides via family interactions.

Can we ever be distracted though from the fact that this bunch really loves to throw down? Whereas the women are indoor brawlers, duking it out in the living room, the men prefer the great outdoors. So we begin episode 5, on the front porch of Nicole’s boyfriend Bobby’s house, where w...

'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Season 6, Episode 4 ‘A Hairy Situation’ -- Be Tardy For This Party

8/5/2014 9:26am EDT
'The Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Season 6, Episode 4 ‘
Wecome to the Garden State.

The Car Dealership

Melissa Gorga and her husband Joe enter a car dealership, which it seems they singlehandedly keep in business. Melissa has once again banged up her Bentley to the tune of almost eight thousand dollars (that’s eight large, in tough guy parlance.) It’s revealed that Joe has made a business investment and it is yet to be seen if it is a fruitful one. He’s concerned about their finances while Melissa seems to believe money is no object. The first reference to Nicole and her boyfriend Bobby’s “First Responder” party is made.

Dina’s Closet

Or is ...

'Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice And Her Husband Plead Guilty To Fraud Charges

3/4/2014 7:29pm EST
Joe and Teresa Giudice
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe (Joe) each pleaded guilty to bank fraud on Tuesday.

The couple was hit with federal indictments on bank, mail and wire fraud along with tax evasion last July, 41 counts in all, and faced 30 years in prison each if they were convicted. Both Teresa and Joe each admitted their guilt in court in a plea deal that will lessen their sentences. According to, Teresa, who pled guilty to four counts, now faces around two years in prison while her husband could be locked up for nearly four years after pleading guilty on...

'Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice And Husband Joe Facing Two New Fraud Charges

11/18/2013 11:43pm EST
Teresa Giudice
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe are in more hot water.

The federal government has added a pair of new charges to the 39-count indictment for bank fraud and tax evasion filed against them back in July.

One of the charges is against Teresa for lying on a mortgage application. The reality star listed her monthly income as $15,000 from a real estate job she didn't have. The other charge is for bank fraud.

In a statement issued on Monday, Teresa's lawyer Henry Klingeman said, "As she did with respect to the allegations contained in the original indictment...

19 Of Our Favorite 'Real Housewives' In Bikinis

10/2/2013 9:04pm EDT
19 Of Our Favorite 'Real Housewives' In Bikinis
On March 21, 2006 we were all introduced to The Real Housewives of Orange County: Kimberly Bryant, Jo De La Rosa, Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough and Lauri Waring -- five women living in an upscale gated community in OC whose lives were followed for the sake of entertainment.

Two years after the debut of the series, Bravo cashed in by adding another branch of the series, The Real Housewives of New York City, which made a star of series regular Bethenny Frankel, a former natural foods chef who has since gone on to release numerous best-selling books, create a cocktail company (which she then ...

'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Recap: Season 5 Finale

9/30/2013 11:24am EDT
Real Housewives of New Jersey
As all good things must come to an end, so must the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Must they go out with such a whimper, instead of a bang, though? These are the women that made “prostitution whore” part of our lexicon, and nary a table was flipped this entire episode.

We start off at Kim’s salon opening from hell, Posche 2: the Reckoning, where Penny and the Gorgas are still screaming at each other about Twitter. Penny maintains, steadfast, that Teresa fed her all the information she ever tweeted about, and told her to say everything nasty she ever tweeted. I mean, it’...