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Exactly two years after filing bankruptcy in 2009, to the tune of $11 million in debt, Joe Giudice withdrew his bankruptcy filing on Monday in a New Jersey court.

The NJ Star-Ledger was the first to break the shocking news regarding the Real Housewives of New Jersey star. So why did Joe abandon his bankruptcy bid? Well it all has to do with the accusations levied against him and his wife Teresa Giudice by their bankruptcy trustee John Sywilok.

About a year after they initially filed, the trustee accused them of hiding assets, and concealing income amongst other things. The Giudices were accused of concealing assets including three vehicles, a boat, properties in Hillside, the family pizzeria, a laundromat and apartments. Teresa was also accused of hiding income including a $250,000 advance she received for her bestselling book “Skinny Italian.”

While in court, Joe abandoned his quest to have his millions of dollars in debts forgiven in federal bankruptcy court. The Ledger reports the change of heart came after he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during questioning by the trustee for his creditors about assets, income and business interests he is accused of hiding from the court.

The judge signed off on the settlement between Joe and the trustee. The court order reads, “The defendant Giuseppe Giudice acknowledges his desire to resolve the matter without the need for further inquiry or litigation, and without making any further admissions.”

However, the agreement signed by Joe does not apply to Teresa. Though it’s likely Teresa, who has been raking in the dough since filing bankruptcy, will end up dong the same.

So why did Joe make this decision? More than likely to avoid future criminal prosecution. Joe and Teresa were scheduled to face trial over the bankruptcy fraud leveled against them. If they had been found to be in the wrong during that trial, the next steps would have been a criminal case.

“They are really cracking down on bankruptcy fraud,” said bankruptcy lawyer Leonard C. Walczyk. “It is a real hot issue.”

So to sum this up, Joe is now responsible for millions of dollars of debt while Teresa’s bankruptcy case is still working its way through the court system. The trustee is still opposing her discharge of debt. A bankruptcy lawyer reveals Joe would still be responsible for their joint debts even if a judge absolves Teresa’s liability.

As stated, it’s likely Teresa will end up following in Joe’s footsteps, you know, if she wants to avoid criminal prosecution and/or prison.

Photo credit: Steven White / Splash News

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? SURPRISED BY THIS MOVE BY JOE?

The Tareq and Michaele Salahi cheating saga continues.

The latest with the former Real Housewives of DC stars is the revelation of their prenup. TMZ, who seems to have Tareq on speed dial or is it the other way around? obtained a copy of the prenup which pretty much reveals Michaele is screwed.

According to the prenuptial agreement, if Michaele commits adultery, she automatically loses her right to any money or other property they accumulated during their 8-year marriage. Even worse for Michaele, she’s also forfeited her right to spousal support by moving out of the home they shared. But then again, is Tareq really worth anything these days?

Meanwhile, days after Michaele ran off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Tareq revealed the dog he once shared with Michaele has passed away.

According to Tareq, the Doberman Pinscher died of a broken heart. Yes you read that right. The dog was apparently so depressed that he couldn’t get out of bed after Michaele abandoned him. The dog passed away on Sunday.

The dog reportedly suffered a heart attack several weeks ago, and had been on meds ever since. Tareq of course is hysterical and blames Michaele whom he recently referred to as a “groupie slut” in a recent interview.

TMZ also managed to obtain some home videos which shows Michaele laying in bed with the dog just days before she disappeared. I can’t help but wonder whether or not this whole public debacle might be leading to a vomit-inducing sex tape.

And finally, Neal’s wife Ava Fabian who married Neal just two months ago is now speaking out about the affair. Ava, a 1986 Playboy Playmate, reveals she is absolutely devastated over the affair.

Ava, who says she was with Neal right before he went on tour, tells TMZ, “This is very painful for me. I’m very hurt.” TMZ adds that Ava and Neal tied the knot in Paris just this past July. Ava however makes it clear she has no plans of taking Neal back.

Photos of Ava below as well as a photo of Michaele on stage with Journey during a recent performance.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST?

The volatile/dysfunctional relationship of Teen Mom stars Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley continues!

Over the weekend, Gary, 25, revealed he was once again done with Amber, 21, while also accusing her of cheating on him. Gary’s announcement was a bit surprising as the current issue of Star magazine reports he recently got a huge tattoo of Amber’s name tatted on him.

Star reports that while partying in Nashville on Sep. 3, Gary decided to visit a tattoo parlor to get Amber’s name tattooed on his right shoulder.

According to the local tattoo artist, Chris Collins, “Gary said, ‘Amber doesn’t know I’m down here, and I want it to be a surprise.'” Chris adds, “He told me, ‘We’ve been through a lot together, but at the end of the day, I still love her.'”

Well something’s changed since that faithful day as Gary took to his twitter page over the weekend to slam Amber. He tweeted on Saturday, “I’m completely through w amber No more back n fourth shit. I got my precious baby u got your precious anderson men hope your sins r worth it.”

Yikes! He added minutes later, “Moving on I’m bout to kick it with honors with my last night til I get Leah back from grandmas. Thank u mom for everything.” And the very next day, he made sure to tweet about a date: “I got a date tonight. With a girl in Indy… Where to take her?”

Gary also added on Sunday, “Hard to turn u away today, heading u cry was hard but your actions were terrible and this time there was no reason for what u did. No love.”

All interesting but knowing these two, it’s only a matter of time until they are back together a la Ronnie and Sammi from the Jersey Shore. A new episode of Teen Mom airs tonight on MTV at 10/9c.

A bigger image of Gary’s mistake tattoo is below –

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GARY’S AMBER TATTOO AND HIS TWEETS?

The widely anticipated 13th season of Dancing With The Stars premiered last night, and it did not disappoint!

There were some surprises and a few let downs when it came to this new group of 12 celebrities. We’ll start off with the show’s most controversial contestant ever Chaz Bono, who has been receiving some backlash due to the fact that he is transgendered.

So how did Chaz, 42, measure up? Not too shabby. Chaz alongside his partner Lacey Schwimmer, gave a pretty memorable first performance which garnered him 17 points for his cheeky and fun cha cha. “Chazzy Boy, you can dance!” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba. Bruno Tonioli added, “So cuddly and cute. Great, great debut, Chaz. You should be proud.”

The best performers of the night were Chynna Phillips, and war veteran turned soap star J.R. Martinez. Chynna sizzled with her graceful waltz, earning her the highest score of the night – 22 points. “You looked like you stepped out of a dream and into my heart,” said Bruno. J.R. tied with Chynna for the high score with his impressive Viennese waltz.

In the middle of the pack were reality stars Kristin Cavallari and Rob Kardashian. Kristin fared a bit better than Rob, receiving a decent score of 19 points for her feisty cha-cha with partner Mark Ballas. Kristin definitely showed some promise with her fiery stage presence! With his famous sisters in the audience cheering him on, Rob failed to impress as he received a score of 16 for his waltz with Cheryl Burke. “I’m not impressed, but I’m not depressed,” said judge Len Goodman.

This season’s Kate Gosselin Nancy Grace also had a so-so debut as the 51-year-old news anchor received 16 points for her sassy cha-cha with newcomer Tristan MacManus. “You got the moves, but you don’t seem to believe in yourself,” said Len.

Below are the full scores from last night –

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani – 22
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff – 22
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – 21
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough – 20
Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas – 19
David Arquette & Kym Johnson – 18
Carson Kressly & Anna Trebunskaya – 17
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer – 17
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus – 16
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke – 16
Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy – 15
Ron Artest & Petra Murgatroyd – 14

The show returns tonight at 8/c with the first results show of the season, during which one “star” will be voted off.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 Cast

In today’s not so shocking news, a new report reveals Taylor Armstrong did indeed sell her abuse photos to Entertainment Tonight.

The bombshell report by the NY Post states the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star raked in up to $125,000 for the sale of the photos she says were snapped after a brutal beating by her late husband, Russell Armstrong.

ET released some of the pics last week in a teaser promising to follow up with an actual interview with Taylor this Tuesday. Sources reveal ET wasn’t the only media outlet the photos were shopped to.

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“Most shows that were offered the picture did not want to pay anywhere close to that,” says a source. Sources go on to confirm what has been widely reported which is that Taylor is broke and desperate for money. “She’s broke,” added the source. Both Taylor’s reps and ET declined to comment on the story.

As for what we can expect from Taylor’s ET interview with Nancy O’Dell tomorrow, she will reportedly open up on how Russell abused her and what led to the particular incident from which the abuse photos came from.

The HollywoodLife reports that Taylor told ET Russell never hit her in front of their 5-year-old daughter Kennedy. Something Taylor reveals she is grateful for. ET also revealed that Russell tried to change his will six weeks before his death, but never finished. It’s likely that attempted change came about after Taylor filed for divorce.

Following the release of Taylor’s abuse photos, her RHOBH costars are also speaking out about it. “Shocking,” said Lisa Vanderpump to Access Hollywood. “It’s very hard to accept that, to look at that.” Kyle Richards adds, “Very difficult photos to look at.”

Lisa goes on to reveal that she was actually at Taylor’s home the night the alleged abuse took place. “I was with her that night that all this ensued and they looked to be in a good place,” Lisa recalled declining to answer if the couple had been drinking that night. “It was very confusing, their relationship and you see that on the show. … They were in a good place when I left them at 1:30 in the morning. They were in a good place, absolutely.”

When asked about Taylor’s decision to release and sell the photos, Kyle tried to remain diplomatic. “That’s something you’d have to ask Taylor, but I mean, she does have a child to support,” said Kyle.

“She has been left with this crumbling kind of deck of cards of a facade, that not only did she lose the father of her child, her support, her whole lifestyle and everything crumbled around her,” stated Lisa. “So, I think we have to be supportive in whatever choices she makes.”

There are reports that Russell hit Taylor that night after she told him her friends would be going to the cops if she did not divorce him. Following the abuse, Taylor reportedly decided to divorce Russell while in the hospital.

Meanwhile a new episode of the RHOBH airs tonight on Bravo at 9/8c. On the third episode this season, Adrienne experiences a full-court press when her family must make crucial decisions that could result in their NBA team moving to a rival city. Meanwhile, Kim’s offbeat behavior puts the focus on potential problems in her personal life. A preview clip is below –

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR SELLING THE ABUSE PHOTOS? AND THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham graces the latest cover of Life & Style magazine as she opens up to the mag about the reason she gave up her baby.

On the Sept. 13 episode of Teen Mom, Farrah sobbed as she struggled with the decision to leave her daughter, Sophia, with her mother while she attends school in Florida. “I would never leave [my daughter],” said Farrah.

Well fast forward to today and Life & Style is reporting she did just that by leaving the 2-year-old behind in Iowa with her mother Debra Danielson, moving 1,600 miles away to attend school at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale while also pursuing her modeling career. Farrah, 20, has been in Florida the past several months and Debra has since become Sophia’s primary caregiver.

In her interview with the mag, Farrah defends her decision. “Sophia is the No. 1 thing in my life,” Farrah says. “I’m just trying to be the best parent that I can. I take care of my responsibilities. I’m happy that I took the chance to move. I would never regret it.”

Farrah also praises her mother Debra for stepping in to help. “My mom is the best grandma,” Farrah says. “I want her [Sophia’s grandmother] to be there for Sophia when I need to take care of my responsibilities, my education and earning an income for both of us.”

Farrah however admits she is also using this time to find herself since a number of her teen years were spent being a young mom and dealing with the death of Derek Underwood, the father of her daughter. The mag states Farrah’s “desperately trying to relive the youth she feels she was robbed of.”

“I’ve been trying to grow personally and emotionally,” Farrah admits. “I’m very much taking time to get back to myself and enjoy my freedom.”

But as more days go by, Farrah reveals she often struggles with her difficult decision. “She tells me she misses me and loves me. I’m tugged in many different ways daily — but I don’t want to limit myself or Sophia,” she states. Farrah also admits she doesn’t know when she’s coming back for Sophia.

TELL US – IS FARRAH SELFISH OR SMART IN HER DECISION TO LEAVE HER DAUGHTER?

Following months of speculation, the Huffington Post is reporting today that Kim Zolciak’s spinoff show is a done deal!

A report first came out earlier this year stating the Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her costar Nene Leakes were in talks with Bravo to get their own shows.

While there’s no confirmation yet on the Nene’s show, Rob Shuter of the Huffington Post revealed today that Bravo is moving ahead with a reality show for Kim, a la Bethenny Frankel.

“Kim is a game-changer. She was the first housewife to release a single [“Tardy for the Party”] and just like Bethenny [Frankel], she fell in love and got pregnant while taping the show. She’s the perfect choice for the next lady to get her own show,” reveals an insider.

Bravo giving an Atlanta housewife their own spinoff isn’t exactly a major surprise as till this day, the franchise remains the highest rated housewives series for the network. The season three finale brought in a record breaking 4.4 million viewers. Season four began filming in April and is scheduled to debut before the end of this year. The RHOA seasons usually premiere in the fall.

“Kim’s new show is going to follow the very successful Bethenny formula,” an insider adds. “A new mom and her fiancé trying to make everything work. Juggling baby, boyfriend and career. But instead of all those trips to a therapist that Bethenny made, expect Kim to work out her problems at the nail salon with friends.”

Should definitely be an interesting show! The report that came out earlier this year stated that if either Kim or Nene got their own spinoff, they would be leaving the RHOA. So it’s very likely season 4 will be Kim’s last season on the show.

Kim gave birth to her third child, a baby boy, back in May, and is currently living with her NFL beau/baby daddy Kroy Biermann. There are rumors the two are engaged but nothing has been confirmed by Kim.

Photo credit: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo

TELL US – WILL YOU BE WATCHING KIM’S SPINOFF?

Ready or not, an all new season of Dancing With The Stars premieres tonight on ABC!

Season 13 of the hit show will feature 12 “celebrities” including Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake, David Arquette, Nancy Grace, Kristin Cavallari, Carson Kressley and many others!

The new season has however not been without controversy as immediately following ABC’s reveal of the cast back in August, some fans of the show were outraged over the casting of Chaz Bono aka the first transgendered contestant in the show’s history. In fact Chaz’s uber famous mother Cher had to publicly defend him.

Chaz, 42, is now speaking out today on the backlash he received from some. “I feel like if people who are on the fence just watch the show, I think they’re going to feel comfortable with me pretty soon,” said Chaz to the AP. “I’m a really kind of regular guy. I think I’m a pretty nice guy. My heart is in the right place and I think if people just watch, they’ll see that.”

Chaz goes on to add that he’s more worried about his dancing skills today than any backlash. “It’s completely different because I’ve never done this before,” he said. “I can sit down and talk to Oprah about myself or subjects that I’m really comfortable with and that I really know and have information to put across, but I’m not a dancer. All I know about dancing is what I’ve learned in less than (three) weeks!”

And while we won’t know for certain the dancing capabilities of this new group of contestants until tonight, odd makers have already started making bets as to who will win the mirror ball trophy this season.

The favorite to win it all? None other than US soccer player Hope Solo, who is partnered with hotness Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Other contestants expected to fare well this season include Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, and Carson Kressley.

Dancing With The Stars season 13 debuts tonight on ABC at 8/7c.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CHAZ’S COMMENTS? WHO ARE YOU PREDICTING TO WIN IT ALL?