Kim DePaola

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Man is Kim D swimming in the lawsuits lately!

First the erstwhile hair stylist and jeweler behind Cuffs by Kim D got sued by Johnny Karagiorgis over the Posche 2 brawl (which was in part to support her jewelry line) and now she's being sued by a jeweler and accused of ripping off his designs. 

According the suit a well-known New Jersey jeweler Constantino Frangopolous and Kim struck a deal with the devil: he would design pieces for her to wear on Real Housewives of New Jersey and she in turn would promote his pieces on the show. 

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey - Season 5

During filming the Real Housewives of New Jersey finale an massive brawl broke out between several of the castmembers (ahem… Jacqueline Laurita) and extra Johnny Karagiorgis. Poor Johnny – he just wanted to cozy up to the cameras! 

Johnny was accused of spreading rumors about Melissa Gorga's allegedly nefarious past which caused Poison to flip his spray on hair'd top. He was also accused of making nasty comments about Jacqueline's son Nicholas, which caused Chris Laurita to leap into the wackin', crackin' crazy.

Jacqueline, according to witnesses, even smacked Johnny in the head with her stiletto – an accusation she denies. Charges were filed against all parties but last week the matter was settled out of court and charges dropped. And of course, Bravo cut the entire fight scene from the finale footage!

Unfortunately all is NOT said and done! Word just emerged that Johnny will file a civil suit against Bravo for their role in instigating the fight. “Johnny plans to file civil charges against every – all three of the people from the show, Bravo, NBC, the production company and the security teams that didn’t stop the physical violence from happening,” a source revealed to Radar Online. 

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Last night was the much awaited season finale of Real Housewives of New Jersey. And I mean much awaited because we are all desperate to escape the meandering Gorgadice feud storyline which has dominated the show for three seasons. 

With majorly dropping ratings this season, we're hoping next season is a season of change. But until then, our favorite existing Jersey stars weigh in on last night's episode. 

Teresa Giudice did not comment – clearly her appearance on WWHL said enough. As for Melissa Gorga she used the opportunity to promote her various endeavors – currently a controversial "marriage bible" – and retweeted that this season had the "perfect ending". OooooKaaaay. 

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Last night was the season finale of Real Housewives of New Jersey. I don't know why they bothered taping one this season since it was pretty much a complete rehash of last season's! Of course things ended on a much better note, so there's that – and it seemed as if Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga had finally taken the steps towards the slow, treacly path to rebuilding… But then we saw WWHL. So, anyway – Deja-Jersey!

Apparently all things Jersey must end with Posche. #Posche4Life. Kim D has some magic clutches on the producers of RHONJ – I mean how on earth has she roped them into filming her event three seasons running?! It starts with Penny Karagiorgis squaring off against Teresa. Did Teresa tell Penny all about the misdeeds of her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga? Penny says yes, Teresa says no. I say (as does Joe Giudice): "Who cares?!"

Penny reveals she has Teresa's phone number in her phone but there's no proof they've communicated as she doesn't save "texez" – or "Texas" if you're Teresa. Then Johnny, Penny's large, not in charge, husband appears to defend his wife and take Poison down to size (invisible?), or something. He's got texas and tweets galore and he's also got Poison breathing down his neck like a steroid-engineered gnome. Little man feisty. Little man get mad. Little man attack. Rawr!

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I'm just gonna say it – I'm over this crap. Yep, I just called Real Housewives of New Jersey "crap" so nana-nana-boo-boo. Look I'm as mature as the castmembers now! 

So last night was part one of the so-called "epic" season finale. It was pretty much rehashing of last season's season finale except there will be actual fist fighting. So they took last season and made it more trashy! Lovely, Bravo. Really just lovely.

Before all that, we were rendered temporarily deaf by Melissa Gorga attempting to sing. While I was holding my head and cringing, Bravo threw Penny Karagiorgis, her Wal-mart extensions ripped off from a Barbie Halloween costume, and Teresa Giudice shrieking at each other in my face.

It's a miracle I did not spontaneously combust right here on my non-made-of-marble sofa while drinking my non-fabellini alcoholic beverage. Maybe next week… 

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Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to Twitter to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the Twitterverse this week! Enjoy! 
 
Above: Jenni Pulos shared, "Just died and went to heaven and Hello Kitty is flying me there!"

Below you'll find Twitter pics from Teresa Giudice, Alexis Bellino, Tamar Braxton, Sonja Morgan, Mario Lopez, Lisa Vanderpump, and more.

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'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges.

Teresa Giudice isn't dwelling on the impending possibility of prison.  The Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals plans to expand her businesses – with a new restaurant!

Just hours after her appearance in federal court this afternoon she headed over to Kim DePaola's Posche Boutique to sign books and chat with fans.  Our man on the scene Tom Murro sent over a picture of a small sampling of the fans waiting for a minute of face to face time with Teresa.  Tom says the line was wrapped around the building and police officers were stationed around the outside of the shop. 

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Kim D Ambassador Of Peace Award

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Kim DePaola has been firm in her defense of BFF Teresa Giudice since the indictment scandal erupted last week, unlike her other cast mates who have chosen to keep their thoughts private (for the first time in their reality TV careers). . 

Kim D. thinks the allegations against Teresa are crazy and far fetched.  Kim tells her other BFF, Tom Murro, "I don’t think she’s capable of doing the things she's been charged with. I think there’s been a witch-hunt going on for a long time for her. In this country we are innocent till proven guilty !!! I love my friend and will stand by her!!"

I don't think I'd necessarily call it a witch hunt since the feds have been investigating Tre and Joe since 2001 – long before reality TV came knocking.  It's pretty clear that Kim D. and Kim G. aren't seeing eye-to-eye on this one.

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