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.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JUICY WILL SERVE TIME FOR THIS?
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.
Apparently there are TWO Milania Hair Care lines. Hopefully there are not two Milania Giudices! Sort of. There is one which is endorsed by Teresa Giudice and one owned and operated by a woman named Leyla Milani-Khoshbin, who happens to run a company called MILANI Hair care!
And here's an interesting twist: Leyla Milani happens to be a good friend of Alexis Bellino!
Last week Alexis posted an instagram holding some Milania Hair Care products and thanked theReal Housewives of New Jerseystar on twitter. Then she posted a photo of some Milani Hair Care items and thanked Leyla.
Then Alexis deleted the photo of Teresa's products and explained that Leyla is her friend.
We don't know 100% who is in and who is out for the new season, but we can tell you that we won't be seeing the children of one of the new Housewives. Celeb gossip journalist Tom Murro shared that he was told by someone definitely in the know that one of the new Housewives' ex-husband is refusing to sign any paperwork that would allow their kids to be shown on camera!
Melissa is the last of the cast members to share her final reflection on the season 5 drama and she's choosing to keep things positive, saying things are all good with her and sis-in-law Teresa Giudice.
Melissa wrote, "The end of another season. Boy was it a long one! I just want to say thank you for sticking with us and enduring our ups and downs. We are a family. Although we can sometimes be petty and say stupid things, there is no denying that we love each other. We have good years and bad ones, but at the end of the day we stay united. This show will not go on forever, and when it's all said and done, we will still be together at our children's events, through difficult times, through good times, through everything. I know I've said Joe and I are unbreakable, well, so is this family."
Of course, Kathy "Wallpaper" Wakile, whose presence at the reunion was negligible and whose storyline this season focused on how she doesn't get any attention and no one appreciates her, is probably not returning for season 6. At least not as an official Housewife!