The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were officially charged this afternoon with a 39-count indictment of "allegedly conspiring to defraud lenders and illegally obtain mortgages, federal authorities said this afternoon," reports North Jersey.com. In addition they are accused of hiding assets and income during their bankruptcy case.
Teresa, who according to witnesses, displayed a subdued attitude, continued to stand by her husband who is accused of the bulk of the issues. “Today is a most difficult day for our family," Teresa told the judge. "I support Joe and, as a wonderful husband and father, I know he wants only the best for our lovely daughters and me."
This week, Mayte's dad is coming to town to meet Gia, so Mayte sets up a mini makeover for Nelly. Mayte's parents haven't seen each other in 1 1/2 years. Seems weird – but it works for them. Mayte loves Nelly's updated look, saying, "Mom's gonna get some, um, EWW." Meanwhile, Sheree and Drea shop for baby stuff, with a side dish of bash Jessica. Doesn't Drea have a broken foot? Sheree have some ash to whoop? Anything to do besides talk about Jessica?
First, Drea picks out a blue bib, and Sheree suggests one that's more girly. Drea finds a purple bib, and Sheree lectures, it's too Prince-y. Seriously? Then, Drea gets emotional, buying baby stuff for Mayte. Drea and Sheree agree that Mayte seems less sad and no longer stuck in a state of mourning since Gia.
Is Courtney Stodden trying to upset Farrah Abraham? The child bride (now an adult) has been offered "big money" to film a solo sex tape, according to her mother-of-the-year, Krista Keller.
Apparently an online adult-film site erroneously believes a lot of people want to see Courtney and her new set of boulder boobs rock out to 'I Touch Myself…' (OK, I made the song part up…) and offered her an extremely lucrative deal to shoot two "solo scenes" that would be edited together for a "360 degree" video. Oh gross, I feel ill now.
The CEO of Panoporn Max Gambler believes Courtney could garner $3.5 – $5 million in profit if she agrees to a backend deal and a guarantee of $100,000 – $200,000 up front.
So last night's episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey was, dare I say it, fun! And positive. I was clearly watching the wrong show. Or I fell into the Twilight Zone.
While Teresa Giudice and Poison are practicing their "I Feel" statements with Dr. V in the anti-psychotic chamber, the rest of the crew (with Caroline Manzonow in attendance!) is discussing Jacqueline Laurita. Yes, Teresa blames Jacqueline for the Mayan Calendar failing to drop a house on Melissa Gorga's head. And yes, Jacqueline blames Teresa for her spontaneous combustion which left nothing but some wine corks and a pile of old tweets on Chris' pillow.
So anyway, Jacqueline is here in spirit. Evil spirit!
After Dr. V convinces Teresa and Poison they need to like spend time together not arguing and everyone hugs, Melissa comes in. I was really confused about when Tammy Faye Baker was cast on RHONJ, but there she was sitting there with Dr. V and Poison tearing up and refusing to take responsibility for anything. Huh… OH – wait – that was just Teresa with the worst, most ridiculous eye makeup ever. Seriously, she is so much prettier without the crazy eyelashes and the bad weave.
When you're a housewife making money off your wares and tomes and cocktails, you've got to strike while the iron is hot…and your brand is still making money. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Brandi Glanville is no dummy, and she's following the Bravo formula to a T.
On the heels of her wildly successful Drinking and Tweeting, Brandi is ready is to get to work on a follow-up book. The wild Bravolebrity promises a no holes barred look at her life, love, and crazy antics, and there is no doubt that readers will be treated to plenty of Brandi's brash humor and jaw-dropping one-liners.
Page Six is reporting that there is some major discord surrounding the talk show which is helmed by the reality star turned mogul…and Bethenny's attitude is to blame. Sources close to the show tell the site that Bethenny is "very particular and difficult," and it's already turning off some of her employees.
Alex McCord is the latest reality star to get our fashion flashback treatment.
The former Real Housewives of New York star is on par with many of her other Housewives cohorts in the fashion department – a few hits and some wacky and tacky misses!
I was pretty shocked that there were SO many photos of Alex, but she IS in New York where there are fifty events happening on any given night, so there's that. Take a look at the few dozen pics we rounded up and share in the comments which looks you love and which ones were complete misses.