Teresa Giudicegraces the cover of InTouch magazine this week in her attempt to show some humility and explain away how she and her husband, Joe Giudice, blew $11 million.
Oddly enough, the Real Houswives of New Jersey star was just shown denying that her debt amount was $11 mil during the reunion episode that aired Monday night. Perhaps Teresa has decided to stop living in denial.
“I was humiliated,” she tells the mag, stating she was not aware of her husband’s business dealings and had no idea they were in so much financial trouble until their lawyer told them they needed to file for bankruptcy. “Joe thought things were going to get better,” she explains.
Joe also comes to his wife’s defense in the article, citing that his bad business dealings was to blame for their enormous debt, and not Teresa’s widely publicized spending habits, which includes spending over $50,000 on home furnishings just days after filing bankruptcy. “It was tenants not paying rent, and it was a bad situation with my business partner,” who betrayed him and continues to tell lies about him, Joe claims.
The Giudices however seem to contradict one another as Teresa admits to the mag her spending habits were out of control. “My wedding was incredible,” she recalls. “My flowers cost $10,000, which was a lot of money ten years ago. My dress was around $10,000, my photographer, too.”
Teresa also admits to lavish parties, trips, a $140,000 Maserati, as well as spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on home furnishings and clothing for herself and her four daughters.
And when it comes to the auction that is still set for October 3, it seems Teresa remains in denial as she states there is currently no auction in the works.
So is Teresa’s $4 million dollar home in foreclosure or at risk for foreclosure? “We haven’t lost anything yet,” Joe says, also adding that they still own their beach house. Nice to see the Giudices still own their beach house, must say these people need better PR lessons.
Teresa and Joe however claim they have learned from their mistakes. Joe says he has taken control of the couple’s finances, does the grocery shopping, and has even imposed a limit on Teresa’s credit cards. Teresa also adds that their daugthers have now gotten used to wearing each other’s hand-me-downs.
You can read more of this story in the latest issue of InTouch magazine.
TELL US – ARE YOU BUYING WHAT THE GIUDICES ARE SAYING IN INTOUCH MAGAZINE?
Has Jersey Shore’s resident on and off and on and off again couple gotten back together? The answer is yes!
RadarOnline is reporting thatRonnie Magro and Sammi Giancola are once again a couple. Despite Ronnie’s cheating, wondering eye, and disrespect of Sammi, it seems she has found a way to take him back for the umpteenth time.
According to Radar, the two were seen hugged up and even grinding on each other during the wrap party that took place this week following the ending of filming the third season.
“They were flirting on the balcony of the hotel where the cast and crew were celebrating the season wrap… at first they were just chatting then it became clear they were doing more than that,” says an eyewitness to Radar.
Sammi and Ronnie also appeared on an MTV aftershow last night during which Ronnie proclaimed he was a changed man. “I’ve learned a lot watching the show,” he said. “I have something good. I have an amazing girl, and she doesn’t deserve to be treated that way.”
As for why Sammi continues to give him many chances, she said: “I think he is actually really trying to show me the good instead of the bad. That’s what I hold on to all the time.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED BY THIS? IS SAMMI STUPID FOR TAKING RONNIE BACK? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE?
“I didn’t know she was staying or leaving,” Bensimon told UsWeekly on Tuesday. “Congratulations? I wish you well?” stated Kelly when asked what she would like to tell her former co-star.
And when it comes to Kelly’s return to the show, the 42-year-old mother of two tells Us magazine, “I was just asked to come back and we haven’t negotiated everything yet.” Adding, “But I can answer honestly I would either come back or I wouldn’t come back — we don’t do part-time.”
Seems Kelly was taking a shot at Bethenny, who will reportedly make guest appearances on the show next season. Must say, you gotta love when these fame loving Bravolebrities pretend to be contemplating returning to the show.
“Who started that? Danielle [Staub]?” Teresa asks when queried about the infidelity rumors by PopEater. “She is pathetic and has way too much time on her hands.”
The rumor which alleges Joe has been having an affair with a woman named Tara G. hit the net a few weeks ago. The rumor then grew legs once the reunion episode aired, with people alleging that Danielle was referencing a lovechild by Joe when she brought up Teresa’s nephew. But as we reported yesterday, it seems Danielle was indeed talking about a nephew of Teresa’s.
“It’s totally false,” says Teresa. “Trust me, Joe gets enough love IN our marriage, he doesn’t need to look anywhere else. Unlike Danielle, I know how to keep a real man happy!”
As for who this Tara G individual might be, a source tells Popeater “Joe is not cheating on Teresa,” adding that “there is no Tara G. People saw Joe and Teresa out to dinner with Tamra from the ‘Real Housewives of the OC’ the night of Joe’s [truck] accident and it got reported that that was his girlfriend. Tamra = Tara. But Teresa was with them both!”
In the latest issue of InTouch Weekly, Joe laughs off the rumors, stating that he and Teresa “still make love once, sometimes twice a day.” Whythank ya Joe for that TMI detail.
Back to this Tara individual, there’s still no proof that this person even exists or that Joe is cheating. We however received an email earlier this week, with someone telling us that the girl’s name is Tara F., and that she is blonde with blue eyes, 100% Sicilian and speaks fluent Italian.
The tipster also alleges that Tara F. “makes her own money working for a major fashion brand in Philly. Rumors are that Joe wants to separate from Teresa, sell the house and live with Tara in NJ or PA. She just bought a farmhouse on 8 acres in Bucks County.”
And the plot thickens…
In other news, the ladies appeared on the Today Show this morning, during which Teresa played coy on the story about her sister-in-law joining the cast. And when asked about Danielle being fired by Bravo, the ladies did not confirm or deny the story, simply stating that Bravo has yet to confirm anything to them.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE AFFAIR RUMORS? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?
Self proclaimed diabolical genius Matt Hoffman found himself the latest house guest to be eliminated from theBig Brotherhouse last Thursday.
Matt, a 32 year-old web designer from Elgin, IL, was simply deemed untrustworthy and too much of a threat by his Brigade alliance members, who plotted his elimination.
In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, the diabolical genius opens up about throwing his BFF Ragan under the bus and why he regrets it. What Matt doesn’t regret? Lying about his wife’s fake illness. It also seems Matt is still loyal to his Brigade alliance, as he seems completely unaware they plotted to get him out. Excerpts from Matt’s interview below -
Do you regret throwing Ragan under the bus? Do you think it ultimately led to your eviction?
I do regret [it] and that is why I tried to do it in as subtle a manner as possible. It doesn’t make me feel less bad, but I don’t think it had any bearing in my eviction.
You seemed to have it all: a power alliance, two HOHs, a diamond POV and your purported powers that come with being a “diabolical super genius.” Yet you still couldn’t make it to the final four. How do you explain that?
I got over confident and I abandoned my strategy of always competing and I threw a competition that I could have won. That is what sent me packing.
Why do you think the Brigade ultimately turned on you? Were you surprised?
The Brigade turned on me out of necessity. They had to vote out some Brigade member and I was the strongest one out of the four with three weak competitors.
You said that the move that caused you the most guilt was throwing Ragan under the bus. What about the fact that you lied about your wife being seriously ill? What would you say to the people who actually have a serious bone disease?
To the people who truly have this disease I say that I hope you were rooting for me to win because I was going to give you a large chunk of cash from my winning for research on the disease. To me, a lie is a lie. You can lie about your age, weight, whatever. It is still a lie.
On tonight’s episode of BB12, Ragan or Hayden will be getting the axe. More than likely Ragan, as he is not a part of any alliance in the house. Things should get interesting this coming week, depending on who gets HOH. Will the Brigade members still want to keep Lane who seems more devoted to his Britney alliance? Only time will tell.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST BIG BROTHER UPDATES?
Even more shocking? Radar reports Bravo has already began filming Melissa for weeks! A Giudice family source tells Radar, “She [Melissa] is not replacing her [Teresa]. I think Melissa is actually Dina’s replacement.”
Radar reports that not all the current housewives have officially signed off on a new season. TMZ reported yesterday that Teresa is holding off on signing on because she wants more money from Bravo. Similar to what has been reported of the NYC Housewives, TMZ states that Teresa wants Jersey Shore cash, or $30,000 per episode to be exact.
A source tells TMZ Teresa is “asking for a cut of the DVD and merchandise sales … freedom to make more paid appearances … and her salary DOUBLED.” Teresa is reportedly ready to walk away if Bravo doesn’t give her what she wants by September 3, when filming on the third season is scheduled to begin.
But back to Melissa, her addition to the show could be genius, as we reported yesterday that a source revealed to us that Melissa and Teresa do not get along. Melissa even reportedly complained about Teresa not allowing her young daughter to ride in the Limo with Gia and her friends during Gia’s birthday celebration.
As for Melissa, a source tells Radar she used to do paperwork for her husband Giuseppe Gorga as his secretary, before becoming his housewife. Talk about a come up.
The source adds that Melissa’s husband/Teresa’s younger brother is in real estate and that the Gorgas’ extravagant lifestyle will put the Giudices to shame. “Their house is actually twice the size as Joe and Teresa’s. It’s enormous! She has two live-in nannies and lives in a $4 million mansion on an exclusive lot in Montville. Teresa and Joe’s house looks like a garage compared to theirs.”
It’s likely that Danielle Staub’s nephew comment is what got this ball rolling. Something tells us this upcoming season will be good!
Krisily Kennedy, arguably the most outspoken person on the Bachelor Pad this season saw her chance at winning $250,000 fade away as she was voted out of the Bachelor Pad house on Monday.
Krisily didn’t take her elimination too well as she got angry and called out the couples, whom she believed would make the final four.
In a new interview with PEOPLE, the 30-year-old Bachelor alum speaks out on being betrayed by Dave, her thoughts on Natalie, and explains why she didn’t side with Wes. Excerpts are below -
One of the things that you said after you were eliminated was not to trust anybody. Who do you think it was that you trusted that you shouldn’t have?
In the end, I don’t think it would’ve made a difference at all. I did definitely have my faith in Dave Goode a little bit. [He] and I did have a bond where each week we would talk about who we were voting for. So, I really trusted him. I had been nervous at every single rose ceremony and that one I felt pretty safe in — and clearly I wasn’t.
Are you still interested in Dave after what happened last night?
No, no, no, no. Dave’s a great guy. I definitely lost interest in Dave after seeing the fantasy suite episode with Natalie, I will not lie. I am all set with sloppy seconds.
Do you think that relationship will last?
I don’t. I do like Natalie. She is a free spirit and she doesn’t really care what people think, which I think is great because I am like that myself. I just wouldn’t put myself in the situations that she does, so I don’t necessarily foresee that relationship being anything too longterm.
Do you regret not siding with Wes?
I had joined that group—the outsiders—and we fell apart and no one was sharp enough to actually follow through with what they said. My strategy was to figure out who the majority vote was and go with them and figure out how to save myself each week. Kiptyn, Kovacs and Dave were the majority vote that last rose ceremony, and unfortunately Kiptyn chose not to save me … so, unfortunately, going with the majority did not help me at all.
The duo, who have been shown expressing their feelings about each other on the Bachelor Pad, walked the red carpet together at an ET Emmy party this week.
“Tonight is our first night out as an actual couple,” Tenley told reporters. “We were friends first and always, always a crush. And he’s just one of the most genuine men I’ve ever met and he’s very, very consistent.”