Yesterday Phaedra Parks appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk the recent events of her life – most specifically Apollo Nida‘s incarceration and their marriage! Ellen also asked Phaedra about her Real Housewives Of Atlanta castmates and if Apollo cheated during their marriage.
What struck me is how nervous Phaedra seemed – in all the heated situations we’ve seen Phaedra in I’ve never seen her literally trembling. We do know she doesn’t like to “open up” so maybe that had something to do with it. I did love her dress which, and she joked with Ellen that anyone could be a southern belle – even Ellen. Ellen joked back that she had pearls on under her suit.
We previously shared some of Phaedra’s quotes about her life now, how she was initially supportive and believed Apollo was telling the truth (“Obviously it didn’t turn out that way,” she acknowledges.) and Phaedra also denied cheating during their marriage.
New Atlanta Housewife Claudia Jordan was red hot at the “Beyond The Lights” screening in Atlanta. Kim Richards grabbed food from Judy’s Deli, and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star James Harris hit up Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood.
Joe Giudice threatened to kick cameramen in the head on his way to court this morning if they didn’t get out of his way and it looks like one of them got a little too close. Juicy shoved the camera out of his way and it appears as if it hit the cameraman in the face and knocked his glasses off.
CBS reporter Dave Carlin shared the photo on Twitter, “EXCLUSIVE Reality TV’s #JoeGiudice roughed up a News photographer before taking a plea deal in Passaic Court. CBS 5pm.” He also says that Joe dropped an F bomb while the altercation went down.
This morning in courtJoe was undecided about accepting the deal mainly because of the license suspension stipulation. He will be the one driving around their four girls next year when Teresa Giudicegoes to prison for nearly 15 months. By not accepting the deal Joe would’ve went to trial and faced the possibility of 10 years in prison for this case (adding over 6 more years onto the Federal sentence). He decided that figuring out a way to drive himself and the kids around for a year would be easier than potentially sitting in prison for several additional years!
Adrienne shares that she needed exposure closure – and to settle some old scores. But this time she knows what she’s getting into! “I think I’m better equipped now to deal with what to expect from ‘Housewives,'” Adrienne explains. “I really wanted to come full circle and have some closure with the women. And the producers agreed, that’s a fantastic idea.”
There have been some surprising cast shake-ups for the new season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Porsha Williams has been downgraded to just being a “friend” of the Housewives, Demetria McKinney joins the ranks as a fellow Housewife “friend” and former Price Is Right Barker’s Beauty, Claudia Jordan joins the ladies as a full-time housewife.
And no one was more surprised by Claudia’s promotion to full-time housewife than Claudia herself.
Oh, Joe Giudice – will you never learn: you fought the law and the law won (again and again and again!). Despite the fact that he is literally standing in front a judge right now, the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is still not prepared to make a decision in his identity fraud case. Lord these Giudices are so disorganized!
Joe is back in a Passaic County courthouse today as a last-ditch effort to arrange a plea deal in his identity fraud case. He previously rejected a few of them in favor of going to trial to prove he’s innocent (HAHAHAHAHA!) despite prosecutors revealing they have very, very convincing evidence against him. The latest plea deal offered by prosecutors gives Joe the opportunity to run his 41 month federal sentence concurrently with his state sentence, but witnesses from court reveal that Juicy is insisting he’s innocent and wants a trial.
The crux of the issue for Joe is that if he accepts the plea deal he won’t legally be able to drive while he awaits his turn to serve time as his license will be suspended for up to 18 months. However IF Juicy goes to trial, he could wind up with the maximum sentence of 10 years. Hmmm, let’s break this down in simplistic terms: 18 months of being trapped in the house with Milania (#GimmeTheKeysYouOldTroll) vs. 10 years of being trapped in prison with…
Teresa’s crisis PR Manager Wendy Feldman confirms that her client will be writing a book about her time behind bars and about her life. Of course, Teresa’s motivation is money!
“She will make money off a tell-all book, because people will want to know her prison secrets,” Wendy explains. Wendy, an ex-felon herself who now specializes in helping others post-prison advised Teresa to use her experiences to her advantage.