Anyway, Teresa says she plans to continue with her career on Real Housewives of New Jersey and as for accusations that she's not taking her legal situation seriously, she said putting on a stoic face is all for the sake of her children.
“Look — every family has problems. Nobody’s perfect,” Teresa tells In Touch Weekly (does she have a contract with them again?!). “I have to be strong for my kids.” Yeah, nobody's perfect but most of us imperfect people manage to avoid allegedly defrauding the government of millions. Teresa and Joe have plead not guilty and plan to contest the situation in a trial scheduled for this February.
The site explains that Dina realized the interview would touch on some of the ickiness that is RHONJ, she agreed because it would inevitably help publicize her Goddess Night Out event for Project Ladybug which she is hosting November 11th. Dina shares, "It's our sixth annual Ladies Night Out. I've grown a lot spiritually in the past four or five years, and what I have learned has helped me. I want to share that with as many people. … So, instead of making it just Ladies Night Out, and a great fun party, I'm making it Goddess Night Out. And it's all about inspiring women to embrace the goddess within and being beautiful inside and out."
Melissa Gorga book signing events for 'Love Italian Style' are still going on all over New York and New Jersey. Melissa and her blonde hair hit up New York for some promotion on Sunday.
Joe Gorga tagged along this weekend for Melissa's signing at The Coral House in Baldwin, New York. Melissa not only posed for pictures with fans, she also had a visit from Jay Gotti (upcoming season of Real World San Francisco) and Jenna Russo (Bad Girls Club Vegas?).
Despite the controversy surrounding her book, Melissa continues to defend it as a loving tome about a happy marriage. One of her followers shared this line from the book: "I told him if he was going to build me a house, I was going to build him a home", and Melissa added to it: "#LoveItalianStyle if you read, it's a book filled w/love!"
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Jacqueline shared at the event, “My husband and I are so excited to be here and I am so grateful to have family and friends along with us today. I wanted to thank all of you for being here in support of this amazing cause and also being here in support of each other. It's the support of others that give us our strength, hope, and encouragement to persevere on our quest to bring out the best child that our child can be, and remind us that we are not alone.”
Dina took to Twitter to share the news this morning. "Well I guess the (hairless) cats out of the bag. Yes I'm back, Unlike the past this time it felt "right" ~ See you on Bravo my friends xo"
I admit my surprise over the official admission. Bravo normally loves to keep those rumors flying right up until the season premiere of the Housewives shows, never confirming or denying the new and/or returning cast members.
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Joe was in court yesterday afternoon to hash out any final plea deals, but the Real Housewives of New Jersey star turned down several offers over the past few months. Joe has been standing his ground because those deals all included a hefty amount of jail/prison time and he doesn't feel that's fair when compared to similar cases.
So, off to trial he goes, leaving his fate in a jury's hands. Joe faces up to 10 years in prison for the fraud portion of his charges and up to 18 months for forgery. (both seem like such small potatoes when compared to the 50 years he's facing for the federal fraud charges next year..)
Teresa better getting hustling some more products – their legal bills just keep piling up.
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Many have questioned why Dina would go back to a show she has publicly blasted as fake and negative, but apparently Dina is in need of money if she wants to escape her philandering hubby Tommy Manzo. Didn't she marry him to escape poverty in the first place?
Dina recently announced the couple is separated, but reportedly they are both still living in the NJ mansion seen on RHONJ and Tommy continues to financially support Dina (and all her vacations!).
Now a source reveals that Dina desperately needs income if she wants to be able to afford her independence. What happened to her decorating business!? “Dina signed because she had little choice,” an insider reveals to Radar Online.