This week kicked off with a bang as Teresa and Joe Giudice were in federal court where they were indicted on 39 counts of fraud, learning that they can't have their million dollar cake and eat it, too. It has been a frenzy of information since and it's been hard to keep up with the breakneck speed of the stories! Now that it's the weekend and things are a little more mellow, we're rounding up all the news related to the latest RHONJ mess so that you can sort through it and see if you missed a few things along the way.
Teresa and her daughters (three of them at least) are hanging in the Hamptons with Dina Manzo and her daughter Lexi. The former co-stars have been Tweeting up a storm, showing off their vacation pics. Teresa wrote with the above photo, "Hamptons visit with my girls @dinamanzo and @pamcolacino #greatfriends".
Teresa hasn't shared any photos of Joe or Gia, so they must've opted to stay home. I can only imagine how tough this media storm is for Gia. Adolescence is hard enough but then add into that your family is on reality TV and now being federally indicted for fraud…I truly feel for her.
Teresa spoke about The Milania Collection products and thanked everyone for the prestigious award and for their support. The event, held at the Next Vanity Salon in New York, was hosted by Lora Condon, creator of the 2013 Beauty Buster Awards and the author of “SPA WARS: True Stories From The Beauty Industries Front Lines”.
In her acceptance speech, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star acknowledged her fans by stating “Many thanks to my fans for believing in me, for supporting what I do and for standing behind me.”
You know, sometimes when the women of the different housewives franchises are promoting their endeavors, they seem real and down-to-earth. Then there are times when one will try to sound real and down-to-earth and end up coming across as totally ridiculous. In my opinion, this is what happened in a recent interview with Real Housewives of New Jersey'sMelissa Gorga.
I'm neither a fan nor a hater of Melissa, but gracious, she sounds so self-important when all I think she's trying to do is promote her new tome and connect with her fans, but it's just too much. I'm sure she's a nice girl, but please. I'll let you decide for yourselves, but in the meantime…bless her heart.
Speaking to the a local New Jersey CBS station, Melissa shares that she's always up for meeting her adoring fans. I'm sure she is! She says, “I’m very welcoming to the fans, I always take pictures and always talk to everyone. I would never come all the way out there and not talk to people.” Melissa knows who pays the bills!