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?
Don't lie. You've missed the crew from Love & Hip Hop. Yeah, I know. I couldn't type that with a straight face any more than you could read it with one. With the Basketball Wives reunion kaput, VH1 treated us to the season premiere of a more yawn-inducing version of the feisty L&HH: ATL. While I'll try to reserve my judgment, I don't think that K. Michelle can save this sinking ship any more than the newbies. It's not that I don't like Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris, but they are almost too likeable. I didn't believe Rich Dollaz and Erica Mena's relationship was anything more than camera candy, so I never invested much thought in them, and don't even get me started on the dysfunction that is Tahiry Jose and Joe Budden. So, about that reservation of judgment promise…I'm not doing so well, eh?
With the Medicine Man still incarcerated, Yandy has continued to take Little Mendeecees during his dad's custodial times. Both she and Mendecees have decided to tell the boy that his father is serving time…in the army. I don't even have the chance to type how adorable this child is before Mona Scott Young goes and throws a curveball…she is totally exploiting Little Mendecees by having him share a secret with his soon-to-be stepmom. He reveals that he has known his dad was in jail for months.
It's been a big week for Kim Kardashian, y'all! Not only did she celebrate her thirty-third birthday, but she got engaged for the third time to tiny rapper Kanye West who finally made peace with Jimmy Kimmel (seriously, I am still laughing about that!). If that wasn't enough, new daughter North West debuted this week on Keeping up with the Kardashians. As you could expect, Kim kept it klassy for all of these events.
Let's begin with the show, shall we? Confession time…I. sometimes every once in a while rarely watch KUWTK. I'm not even that ashamed of it. In fact, I tend to find the majority of the family (read: Bruce Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian—who grates on my nerves like the remaining family members when I read stuff like this–and the Jenner boys) likeable on the show. The entire shiny E! klan is separate and different from the fame lovers I love to loathe in the 'loids. That said, Kim was just plain gross on this week's episode, and I don't give two flying flips about her third (and no, I don't think this one's the charm) wedding.
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.
As we just reported, Farrah Abrahamappeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show today, and now the former Teen Mom star is boohoo-ing about how she was treated. Despite my brain's screams – "Too much ego and desperation on one stage!" – I watched the segment.
Those ventures includeFarrah's porn movie and upcoming line of sex toys, of course, and Bethenny was less than impressed. "If you want to be a business person, I don't think that should be your business," she said. "From what I understand, you're known as being the Teen Mom; the word mom is in your title with people. I think that we might not want to buy sex toys from the Teen Mom."
We actually did an exclusive blind gossip piece that relates to this one a few months back. It's surfacing again….
From Blind Gossip: "This woman wants you to believe that she is a really honest person and that her marriage is great. Ha! That’s not even close to the truth!
Despite her manipulative ways, she just couldn’t stop reports that her husband has been cheating on her. So she is now going to try a new tactic. She will incorporate his infidelity into a story line! “Oh, poor me! My husband has been unfaithful! Please support me as I go through this painful chapter that so many other women have experienced!” The public will get to experience the separation and the divorce along with her.
It’s all bull. She married her husband because he was a successful businessman, and she knew that he was going to be unfaithful long before she married him. Why? Because he already had a significant other when they married!
But wait! There’s more! The one other little detail to which she won’t publicly admit? The fact that her husband’s “significant other” was a man! Yes, she will likely leave out that little gay detail in her “Woe is me!” story line, and pretend that he cheated on her with lots of other women, because it will make her more relatable to the viewers. Besides, if she admits that she knew that her rich husband was gay from the beginning… she would have to admit that her marriage was a sham from the beginning."