Last week, reports surfaced thatJoe & Teresa Giudice’s New Jersey “mansion” was going into foreclosure, and this week things are looking even worse for the convicted felons of Real Housewives of New Jersey. According to Vicky Hyman at NJ.com, “The canal-front beach house on the Jersey Shore owned by Teresa and Joe Giudice will be auctioned May 19 by the Ocean County Sheriff’s office.” Officials say, “Bidding for the five-bedroom, two-bath home will start at $100 and increase in increments of $1,000.” That’s a just a bit lower than the $347,000 the Giudices paid for the Manahawkin home in 2005.
NJ.com also reports that Teresa and Joe currently have not one, not two, but THREE mortgages out on their Jersey Shore home. “They tried to sell it last year for $315,000, just before their fraud sentencing,” the website said. That didn’t pan out, apparently. “The foreclosure proceeding was initiated by America’s Servicing Company, which holds the first mortgage on the home,” they add.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese has been very open with viewers about her past battle with breast cancer and even shared a scare during a checkup a few years later, documenting it on the show last season. Now Amber is facing another setback. She discovered another lump in her breast and is having surgery today to remove it and have it biopsied.
Amber opened up about it in a new post on Twitter this morning. Amber shared, “I originally wanted to keep my current situation a private matter until today. Monday morning I am going in for surgery. Truth be told, I found another mass, in the same breast as my first diagnosis, this past Friday before Easter. I found it while relaxing on the couch watching a movie with my husband.”
Does anyone still care about a brawl that happened on Real Housewives Of New Jersey back when Teresa Giudice was still running around shrieking things like “Prostitution Whore!”?! Yes, they do – John Karagiorgis, aka Johnny The Greek (married to Penny Of Hair-Hell-Extensions), does, to be exact!
According the FBI, he is wanted for defrauding customers and banks. Khan obtained loans for cars that were never delivered, obtained loans for vehicles without proper titles and issued NSF checks! He also defrauded consignment customers by never returning their vehicles nor providing the money from the sale of said cars!
Meanwhile, Teresa is desperate to liquidate her Montville, NJ mansion to repay her bankruptcy debts. Teresa and Joe initially listed their home for $3.999 million last fall, then dropped the price by $500,00 and again by half a million in January. With no takers they pulled the 10,044-square-foot home from the market, but have now relisted it again at $2.9 million.
New Jersey based reporter Vicky Hyman was in the courtroom and shared a play by play of the events happening. In a nutshell, Joe must pay a $10,000 fine, have his license suspended for two years and will serve 18 months in prison (to run concurrent with his federal sentence).
This week we’re seeing a lot of new interviews from The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice. He opened up for the latest issue of Us Weekly and he also sat down with the crew from Extra, too. Joe’s talking about Teresa Giudice’s life in prison as well as how the family is handling her absence.
Extra sat down with Joe in the family kitchen to talk about their life and Teresa’s, with Joe calling her “an amazing woman.” Joe and the girls hung out with the TV crew and played a game with dad during the interview. Joe shared that no matter how strong you try to be, you break down.
How did I miss the fact that Melissa Gorga had a jewelry line that actually survived the “idea” phase where many a housewives’ hock is created but never comes to fruition? Clearly, cookbooks and cheap sweet bubbly are immune from this branding backlash phenomenon!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has launched her own line of affordable baubles on HSN, and dare I say the majority of the line is both wearable and budget friendly. I’d have predicted a lot of gaudy CZ at blood diamond prices, but I was pleasantly surprised!