Just days after TMZ posted the video, which shows Caroline admitting she gave Bravo an ultimatum that she would not return to the show if Danielle Staub did, Zap2It is reporting today that Caroline is fighting to get the video taken off the net. Wonder why?
Zap2It reports that sources close to Caroline tell them she’s working with Bravo to try and get the video pulled, though she’s uncertain TMZ will cooperate.
As for the reason Caroline wants the video off the web, a source says it’s not because she doesn’t stand by what she said or that she’s scared of Danielle, but rather because she wants the “Danielle Drama” over with and completely out of her life.
In other NJ news, days after Life&Style broke the story of Danielle Staub’s Range Rover getting repossessed, a rep for the fired Bravo housewife is now denying the story to HollywoodLife, claiming the story is “untrue.”
“As for false statement out there saying her truck was repossessed this weekend … the lease was up and she turned it in … plain and simple,” claims Danielle’s rep. Riiiight.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE VIDEO SHOULD BE TAKEN DOWN? DO YOU BELIEVE DANIELLE’S STORY?
RadarOnline is reporting today that Joe Giudice has turned himself in to begin serving his 10-day jail sentence.
The Lincoln Park Police Department confirms that Joe, husband of Real Housewives of NJ star Teresa Giudice, turned himself in at 9 a.m. this morning, just days after a judge ordered him to do jail time for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Joe has been transferred to the Morris County Correctional Facility where he will be serving the 10-day sentence.
According to Radar, Joe will be alone in an 8 by 10 foot cell. “Since it’s a high profile case and he has a short stay he will be in the cell alone,” says a source. Who knew appearing on a housewives series made someone “high profile.”
Radar is also reporting that Joe isn’t too worried about doing his hard time. He reportedly told a family member this morning that jail is just like a “vacation”.
“He doesn’t care if he goes to jail because he said then he gets paid because the magazines will want his story,” a source told Radar. “He said he’ll be on vacation and getting paid at the same time.” Guess we should be expecting a “Joe Goes To Jail!” headline on the cover of a weekly magazine any day now, along with an exclusive interview and exclusive jail photos.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JOE GOING TO JAIL AND HIS COMMENTS?
When news of the firing of Danielle Staub hit weeks ago, a few media outlets revealed the reason was an ultimatum given to Bravo by the Manzos.
Well, we can now confirm today that ultimatum is indeed true and fact. TMZ obtained a video of Caroline Manzo during her on camera deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed against Danielle by her ex-husband, Kevin Maher.
In the video, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals she delivered a strict ultimatum to the show’s producers — if Danielle returned for another season … she’d quit the show.
“I did tell Bravo and Sirens that there is no amount of money you could put on the table for me next year,” said Caroline, adding that “if Danielle Staub is on the show, I am out because my integrity means too much to me … so for Season 3, they know it’s either Danielle or myself.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CAROLINE’S ULTIMATUM? DID BRAVO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE?
Life&Style magazine is reporting that at approximately 11am EST Saturday morning, Danielle Staub had her Range Rover repossessed at the house she had been staying at.
“You should have seen the begging,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “Danielle pleaded with the repo guys but they had their job to do, and they did it.”
Life&Style reports Danielle has been having financial troubles since the court took over her final checks from the Bravo network. She fell behind on her car payments and is reportedly penniless. No word on why the court took control of Danielle’s checks.
Joe Giudice has been sentenced to 10 days in jail reports RadarOnline.
According to Radar, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was sentenced this Wednesday. The sentence was in regards to the DUI Joe received back in January, the same one that was featured on the show.
Radar reports the jail sentence is a result of Joe driving with a suspended license. In addition to the 10 days in jail, Joe was also fined $1,000, with his license being suspended for at least another year. If you recall, Joe was also sentenced earlier this year for the actual DUI. The Judge in the DUI case imposed $864 in penalties; revoked his driver’s license for 12 months; and ordered him to perform 30 days community service.
Joe is scheduled to begin serving his sentence next week. The Giudices have yet to comment on this though something tells us Teresa is very devastated she will have to go 10 days with no hanky panky from Joe.
In what some fans of the show saw coming from a mile away, RadarOnline is reporting today that there is a major rift between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice.
According to RadarOnline, Caroline and Teresa are now on the outs because Caroline is tired of all of Teresa’s drama. A source even tells the site the two ladies hate each other! “Caroline is not talking to Teresa,” says an insider to Radar. “She is just tired of all the drama. She is just keeping her distance. She doesn’t mind if Teresa is on the show, but they all hate each other now.”
The insider adds, “She feels that Teresa has gotten to carried away with everything and she is just aggravated with her.” Radar also reiterates the news that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, whom she hates, will be on the show next season. Must say season 3 of the NJ Housewives is looking good right about now.
This reported rift between Caroline and Teresa doesn’t come as a surprise, as the two ladies have had some rather interesting things to say regarding the other’s behavior this season.
Here’s what Teresa wrote in her Bravo blog regarding Caroline’s complaints about her kids on the trip to Italy -
“I don’t know why Caroline was so crabby. I know she was sick before we left and in pain, but she could have stayed home like Dina. What did she think it was going to be like with 20 people and babies? It wasn’t a romantic honeymoon for her and Albert. I don’t know why that shocked her. And I’m sorry she felt uncomfortable when we were all speaking Italian, but hello, it’s Italy! Her Italian grandfather might not have taught her Italian, but I think she’s had plenty of time over the years to learn it if she wanted to!”
And Below is what Caroline had to say in her blog about Teresa’s outburst on part 1 of the reunion show -
“First things first. I expected yelling, screaming, and tears. I NEVER expected Andy to get tossed like a rag doll. I was in complete shock when that happened. Actually, I had to compose myself because I wanted to cry. Seriously, I did. When Teresa jumped off the couch and approached Danielle it was literally within the first ten minutes of filming. The only thing going through my mind at that moment, beyond the obvious WTF is going on, was that I couldn’t sit through hours and hours of this. If this is happening now, what’s it going to be like when we get to the real issues? Thank God it never got to that level again, it was an ugly moment. Ugly, ugly, ugly.”
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED CAROLINE AND TERESA ARE NOW ON THE OUTS?
Well, we can now bring you the story details, but you might be in for a bit of a letdown as Teresa’s marriage with Joe is stronger than ever according to them. And those past infidelities? Well, it actually has to do with an ex-boyfriend of Teresa’s and not Joe. And finally, Teresa has never moved out on Joe, but tells the magazine she would if Joe were to ever cheat on her.
Teresa On the Joe Love Child Rumors – Teresa tells the mag it was Joe’s ex-business partner who first informed them of the love-child rumors. “He called, and he was laughing at Joe, saying, ‘Ha ha, look what’s coming back to haunt you – the love child!’” she recalls. “My husband didn’t even know what that meant.” Teresa insists there is zero truth to the rumors that Joe fathered a son out of wedlock. “I wish I knew who started it,” she says. “Maybe it was Danielle.”
Joe On Teresa & Their Amazing Sex Life – Joe also talks to InTouch, telling the mag he still finds Teresa incredibly attractive, and that they still make love at least once a day. “If she passes out on me, we do it in the morning,” says Joe. “The morning is actually pretty good.” As for what he loves about Teresa, Joe says: “She’s a good mom, she’s a hard worker. And she has a nice ass.” Teresa adds with a smile, “I have to say, an orgasm is a great stress-reliever.” And no, we’re not making this up folks.
Teresa On Past Infidelities – While Teresa and Joe deny all cheating rumors, Terese, who tells the mag she got suspended in high school for giving a girl a black eye, opened up about an ex-boyfriend who repeatedly cheated on her. “I had an ex-boyfriend who cheated,” recalls Teresa. “I would check his phone, his answering machine.” That relationship ultimately ended after Teresa confronted one of his women in a nightclub, during which things got physical.
When it comes to Teresa and Joe’s relationship, Teresa tells the mag the two were childhood friends, and that she always had a crush on Joe, though they didn’t start dating until they were adults. A picture of Teresa and Joe is below. Teresa was 12 when the photo was taken.
You can read more about Teresa and Joe’s interview in the latest issue of InTouch Weekly. There are also more old photos of the two in the magazine issue.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE GIUDICES’ INTERVIEW?
According to Popeater, Bethenny is still under contract with Bravo to appear on one more season of the show. This means the decision to appear or not appear on the show is completely up to Bravo, and not Bethenny.
“Bethenny’s contract with ‘Housewives’ is for another year,” a Bravo network executive tells Popeater. “Even though she has a contract for her own spin-off reality show, she needs to honor the contact she originally signed.”
And when it comes to Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub getting a spin-off show on another network, not so fast says Popeater. Apparently Danielle’s contract with Bravo clearly states she cannot work for another network for several more years without Bravo’s written permission.
“These ladies think they are superstars now and that something like a contract doesn’t matter,” an insider reveals. “Well, think again. Bravo isn’t in the business of creating stars and then letting them go to other networks. That just isn’t going to happen.”
In other housewives news, Danielle is now claiming former co-star Dina Manzo is sending her threatening text messages. “Dina texts me,” said Danielle to E! News. “Yep, Dina—who’s not even on the Housewives anymore. She’s hanging for dear life. Shut the f–k up, Dina!”
“She’s threatening me,” Danielle claims. “She’s an idiot. I don’t answer them.” Dina however denies this. “I left for a reason to get her out of my life,” said Dina. “I wish she would just do the same and move on.”