Despite the fact that she and her husband Joe Giudiceare being accused of perjury, in the form of concealing assets during their bankruptcy filing, in addition to an auction date set for August 22nd to auction off the contents of their home items to pay off their creditors, Teresa Giudice is showing off her home in the latest issue of In Touch magazine.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who seems to be in major denial when it comes to her financial and legal woes, tells the mag of her 12,000-square-foot NJ mansion: “My house is very warm — even though it’s big, it’s very inviting and that’s what I love.”
And despite the fact that her husband’s finances are being investigated by the IRS plus the very public knowledge of her $11 million debt, Teresa makes certain to brag about just how luxurious her mansion is. “We had our house built with nothing but marble, granite and onyx,” she says, “I don’t think you can ever have too much of that. I could’ve had even more,” says Teresa the idiot.
Teresa could also be heard bragging that her mansion is worth $5 mil in last week’s episode of the Real Housewives of NJ, despite the fact that it’s value was listed at $1.7 mil in their bankruptcy filing. More photos of Teresa’s home below.
In other NJ news, more legal woes for Danielle Staub. Just days after her ex-boytoy/former sex tape partner Steve Zalewski filed suit against her for defamation, Zap2It is now reporting that her ex-husband is also planning to file a new lawsuit against her within the next two weeks .
That ex-husband is Kevin Maher, the man who wrote ‘Cop Without A Badge,’ the book which details Danielle’s sordid past as a prostitution coke whore.
Kevin tells Zap2it his attorneys will file a lawsuit against Danielle, her book’s alleged ghost writer and its publisher, Simon & Schuster for “lies” found in her book, “The Naked Truth.”
And what exactly are those lies? “The lie that she told about me was that I beat her in a cocaine stupor for days,” Kevin says. “And then when the police showed up, I confessed and then I went to prison.” He adds, “I was never in prison in my adult life. Period.”
Kevin also reveals he is actually working with Steve and that the two had hoped their suits would hit together. “Steve and I were working together,” he reveals. “We wanted to sue her on both coasts at the same time, but my lawyer was too busy and Steve beat us to it.”
They say when it rains it pours, and when it comes to the financial troubles of Teresa Giudice, it seems to be storming.
First news came out that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her husband Joe Giudice filed for bankruptcy last October to the tune of $11 million in debt. Then the NYPost also reported the Giudices’ finances was being investigated by the IRS. News of a $1 million fraud/forgery lawsuit against Joe by his ex-business partner also made headlines.
Fast forward to today and there is now a new story from Zap2It, via the Wall Street Journal, stating the Giudices are being investigated for concealing some of their assets during their bankruptcy filing.
The accusation comes directly from their Chapter 7 trustee John Sywilok, who is responsible for rounding up the couple’s assets in order to distribute payments to their creditors. Sywilok is investigating them for concealing income and assets.
They alleged assets & income concealed include:
Interests in a pizza parlor and Laundromat,
Teresa’s TG Fabulicious clothing and accessories company, and
Teresa’s “Skinny Italian” cookbook, which is a New York Times bestseller
Sywilok also accuses the couple of making false statements under oath about their assets, income and expenses. Perhaps some of our readers knowledgeable in law can comment on the seriousness of this accusation. Is it right up there with tax evasion?
But the financial troubles still doesn’t end there for Teresa and Joe. While Teresa continues to try to convince us her home is safe, despite the fact that it was publicly listed for sale last month, albeit briefly, it seems the contents of her home might be in serious jeopardy.
The trustee is also trying to hold a public auction for the contents of the Giudices $1.7 $5 million NJ mansion, which happens to be the home they live in.
The auction has already been set for August 22, and up for grabs will be the couple’s home furnishings, accessories, tools and a boat.
Ironically enough, Teresa, who might or might not be completely out of touch with reality, is in this week’s issue of InTouch magazine showing off her home. Teresa tells the mag, “We had our house built with nothing but marble, granite and onyx.” She adds,“I don’t think you can ever have too much of that. I could’ve had even more.” And folks, we simply can’t make this up.
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR THE GIUDICES OR DO THEY HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES?
Just days after announcing her lawsuit against her co-stars for assault and defamation, Danielle Staub now finds herself on the receiving end of karma a new lawsuit being filed by her former sex tape partner.
RadarOnline is reporting today that Steve Zalewski, is suing the reality star for defamation of character and harassment. Steve is the same ex that tried to sell a sex tape of he and Danielle a year ago, but was unsuccessful as Danielle won an injunction to stop the release of the tape so she could shop around a better quality one less than a year later. Steve appeared on the 1st season of the Bravo show as Danielle’s “boyfriend.”
The basis of the lawsuit stems from Danielle’s comments about Steve on this season of the RHONJ. In the episode titled “Play at Your Own Risk”, Danielle claims that Steve had filmed the sex tape without her knowledge or consent, much to the non-belief of her fellow co-stars.
Steve’s attorney, Nase Naumoski, denies Danielle’s claims, telling Radar that Danielle absolutely knew about the sex tape and even filmed parts of it herself! Naumoski also adds that they have emails & texts messages that show Danielle knew about the tape & was actually all for it.
Naumoski continues that such claims that Danielle didn’t consent or know of such a tape made his client look like an out right criminal.
RadarOnline also spoke to Steve who says because of the episode, “I have people come up to me in restaurants telling me I’m going to hell, I’m not a good person. I try to explain to people I didn’t do anything wrong. She would send me video texts of her playing with her self, I have nothing to do with that.”
Steve adds, “Basically I want her to stop lying and ruining people’s lives, she’s really out of her mind, there’s something wrong with her. She plays the victim and says everyone is out to get her, but it’s really the other way around.”
Below is a photo of Steve with Danielle -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON STEVE’S LAWSUIT AGAINST DANIELLE?
Just days after Danielle Staubannounced her plans to sue all “perpetrators” involved in the fashion show fiasco, co-star Jacqueline Laurita is now slamming her lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who is looking much slimmer nowadays, thinks the lawsuit is pathetic. “You can’t defame someone who defames herself,” Jacqueline told Zap2It. “I have not told any lies about her. I never physically touched her or threatened her, so I am not worried.”
Danielle’s attorney, Paul Giblin told the HollywoodLife on Tuesday, “We are going to use this footage and prepare a case against these women,” despite the fact that Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashely Holmes, was the only one shown physically attacking Danielle. Giblin continued, “We are seeking assault and battery charges, defamation of character and punitive damages as well.
No one was arrested as a result of the attack, but Ashley did get fined $189 by the courts for pulling Danielle’s “hair.”
As for Jacqueline, she feels this is just another way for Danielle to get publicity. “She will do anything, and I mean anything, to stay in the press,” she says. “I think she’s pathetic and desperate. Maybe she has a fear that she won’t be asked to return next year so she’s grasping at straws to keep a connection between us. I don’t know.”
In other Danielle Staub news, a new story by Star magazine asks, ‘What Happened to Danielle Staub’s Face?’
The above before and after photo is posted and some surgical experts try to determine what work the 47-year-old hasn’t has had done. The after photo was taken on July 6th.
“Is she wearing a mask?” asks Palm Beach-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer. “Her proportions are not correct anymore, because it appears she’s had too much filler injected into her lips and cheeks.”
Danielle is also featured in this week’s ‘What I Ate Today’ column in OK! magazine. Her diet seems slightly less restrictive than Kelly Bensimon’s700 calorie a daystarvation diet.
Below is a sample of what Danielle eats during a normal day:
Breakfast: a bagel Snack: almonds and a Venti white chocolate peppermint mocha Lunch: grilled chicken wrap Dinner: grilled chicken salad with snow peas and mandarin oranges
Sometimes it seems the off screen drama that goes on amongst the Bravo housewives is even juicer than what is shown on TV.
Less than 24 hours after Bravo aired with country club fight scene on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, HollywoodLife reported Danielle Staub’sdecision to sue her co-stars Teresa, Ashley and all others she deemed responsible for the fiasco.
Well Teresa Giudice, who lies claims she wasn’t trying to pick a fight with Danielle during her Monday appearance on Watch What Happens, is now responding to Danielle’s asinine lawsuit story.
Teresa tells Popeater, “Believe me, if we could get a restraining order against a cast member, Danielle would have had four against her already. I never threatened her. She, however, has been on camera threatening me, stalking me, and even practicing doing me harm.”
And what does Teresa think of Danielle’s accusation that she defamed her character? “Don’t make me laugh. I think she’s defamed her own reputation all by herself,” she adds.
The Popeater article reveals Danielle’s lawsuit announcement might just be a publicity stunt as Bravo “has tight contracts with the ‘Housewives,’ so the women can’t sue each other.” No word yet on if Danielle has actually filed the lawsuit.
Plus to my knowledge, if Danielle does decide to sue any of her castmates, there’s a very good chance Bravo will cut all ties with her, for very good reason. If the housewives start suing each other, it will lead to less drama on the shows as none of them will want to risk getting sued.
In other NJ news, Monday night’s episode was the highest in the show’s history. It brought in an astonishing 3.29 million viewers total. Just to show you how great those numbers are, the Kelly Benismon “breakthrough” episode on the Real Housewives of New York City brought in 2.32 million viewers in comparison. Seems violence sells over crazy.
The HollywoodLife is reporting today that the 47-year-old sometime porn star, who might or might not be a total drama queen, is suing Teresa Giudice and Ashley Holmesfor their role in the attack at the superior court in Passaic County, NJ.
And it doesn’t end there. Danielle’s attorney, Paul Giblin, also reveals their plan to sue all other perpetrators involved in the attack, despite the video evidence that shows Ashley as the only person who physically attacked Danielle.
“We are going to use this footage and prepare a case against these women. We are seeking assault and battery charges, defamation of character and punitive damages as well,” said Danielle’s mouthpiece attorney.
Giblin also plans on getting restraining orders against Teresa, Ashley, and all other said perpetrators in other to keep his client safe. “We will get restraining orders by the judge against Teresa, Ashley and all others involved. We will subpoena this women to make sure they come to court. We are going to ask to impose sanctions against these women, whatever the law allows.”
So what about the fact that Ashley has been punished by the law in the form of fines back in January? “These things don’t end with paying a fine,” says Giblin. “It’s not over … I don’t know when this will ever be over. There is a freedom of speech amendment so we can’t restrain Teresa for saying things but it’s the intent behind it. This is fueling some of the work behind these people. This is some kind of conspiracy, it’s like a gang mentality.”
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS LATEST DEVELOPMENT? IS DANIELLE’S LAWSUIT VALID OR FRIVOLOUS?
“Do not let her win this time. You win by doing nothing.” – Caroline Manzo (Episode 9)
“She got exactly what she wanted. She wanted everybody to say, ‘See, mean girls. You see the mean girls? You see what I have to deal with?’ And you gave it her.” – Caroline Manzo (Episode 10)
The fight club scene of the Real Housewives of New Jerseyaired last night and it definitely lived up to the hype. Perhaps this episode was a gift from Bravo, you know, for putting us through one of the most boring seasons ever of a housewives franchise.
I started watching the episode just ready to feel sorry for Danielle. I mean I just knew I would end up feeling sorry for Danielle, who after all was going to be attacked, oops I mean assaulted, byAshley Holmes, but within the first 10 minutes of watching the show, I quickly realized that would not be the case. The reason? Well you’re just going to have to read the recap
So the episode begins where Bravo left off 2 weeks ago, with the Danielle and Teresa conversation turned confrontation. I tried to give Teresa the benefit of the doubt two weeks ago, thinking she perhaps meant well in trying to talk to Danielle. But after watching the events that unfolded, it’s pretty clear Teresa’s intentions were to stir things up. Even Teresa herself admitted on WWH last night that Danielle had been going around town spreading rumors about her, and she intended to confront Danielle about those rumors.
The confrontation continues and evidently in New Jersey, Paterson to be exact, “Don’t call me honey,” are fighting words. Watching this scene made me see Teresa is a whole new different light. I always knew she wasn’t the brightest bulb of the bunch, but her behavior made her appear extremely immature and downright moronic. The excessive head twisting and “Don’t forget girlfriend, I’m from Paterson,” comment was beyond ridic! Is this woman serious? Surely she jests.
Things take a turn for the worse when Danielle uses the F word. In case you’re wondering, the F word stands for Foreclosure, at least when it comes to the housewives of Bravo. Danielle, perhaps referring to the foreclosure story that came out about the Giudices last year, tells Teresa her home is in foreclosure, and boy o boy, did she unleash the kraken! The truth foreclosure comment hit a major nerve with Teresa, and Danielle decides to start running for some odd reason. Really, why is Danielle running? Teresa, being the Paterson badass that she is decides to chase after Danielle.
Back to the foreclosure story. Danielle was actually correct, well sorta. A story came out last October stating Teresa and Joe’s home was in foreclosure. It however turned out the foreclosure was for a property they owned and not for their mansion. What’s even more interesting? Well according to police documents, this “fight scene” actually took place on November 11th. Just 2 weeks after Teresa and Joe filed for bankruptcy on October 29th. This might explain why Teresa went nuts with the comment. You know what they say, the truth hurts. This also makes me think the whole housewarming party took place sometime after the bankruptcy filing, yet before the Kim D fashion show, which if true, is quite unbelievable.
Now back to the show. I was certain I was going to feel sorry for Danielle because Teresa was the aggressor and instigator this go around. However, her over the top acting, antics, and just all around hysterics were extremely ridiculous. I mean seriously Danielle? When you think about it, there wasn’t a change in Danielle’s behavior and reaction before and after being attacked by Ashley. Teresa decides to pick an argument and that means she needed to take off running? I ask again, why was she running? She even had a bodyguard with her. Teresa and Jacqueline never touched her, so why the hysterics?
Well I’ll tell you why. Danielle is a perpetual victim who relishes in playing the victim role. Some people aim to be survivors while others accept the victim role, and get very comfortable in it. Danielle is the later. And speaking of roles, did you know Danielle has an acting background? Yes, years before embarking on a porn career, Danielle was an actress and even had a tiny role on the ABC soap – All My Children. Caroline said it best when she later told Teresa and Jacqueline, “She got exactly what she wanted. She wanted everybody to say, ‘See, mean girls. You see the mean girls? You see what I have to deal with?’ And you gave it her.”
The best part of the show comes in the form of the random blonde lady for yelling out, “This is such f*cking bullsh*t,” right into the cameras. Someone please get this woman a reality show asap!
Danielle is now outside and hysterically crying because having a co-star and former friend yell at you during an argument calls for hysterical crying. The third best part of the show comes when Kim G. tries to calm Danielle by yelling at her, “Calm down!” All that was missing from this scene was a calming slap across the face ala Airplane.
Coming up in tonight’s episode, Jacqueline and her husband have reached their limit with Ashley’s bad behavior as she continually provokes Danielle. Fearing the unpredictable wrath of Danielle, Jacqueline’s husband threatens to kick Ashley out of the house if she keeps stirring up drama. Even without the Ashley and Danielle drama, Jacqueline can’t seem to escape Danielle and gets a surprise phone call from Danielle’s “energist”.
Ashley, who has already seen tonight’s episode, is apparently not happy with her behavior. And what’s a Bravo star to do when you are not happy with the way you behaved on national television? Well, if you’re Jill Zarin Ashley, you blame it all on editing. Ashley tweeted:
“WOW THE NEW EPISODE IS BULLSHIT.. F*CK EDITING. I’M OVER IT…SO DONE WITH THIS.”
Ashley has since deleted the tweet.
In other NJ news, Danielle continues to use her faux lesbian relationship with singer/songwriter Lori Michaels to garner attention. We reported last week that Danielle showed up to an event with Lori and her two daughters. InTouch magazine was able to interview Danielle during the said event, and she stated she doesn’t care much for men.
“I can say that people are reading between the lines, and pictures don’t lie. In all honesty, I don’t care much for men. Let’s leave it at that.” Dirty D continues, “I’m very happy. I really am. She is a big part of my soul, and we share a lot of chemistry together.”
Not sure who’s more to blame. Danielle for pretending to be a lesbian, or supposed proud lesbian Lori Michaels for going along with the nonsense publicity stunt?
Moving right along, below is a preview clip of the drama that ensues. We see Danielle literally trying to run away from the fashion show, while Teresa Giudice chases after her, repeatedly calling her a “coke-whore.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY?