This has been a wild, sometimes repetitive, and completely drama-filled season for the Housewives. We've seen (or at least read about) touching moments, cheating rumors, friendship rekindling, and epic brawls (but sadly only heard second hand accounts of flying sinks). We've also had a lot of off-screen drama, with the most scandalous being Teresa and Joe'sfederal indictment and the civil lawsuit brought on by the Posche 2 fight and topped off with a little book controversy.
What will season 6 bring? Andy Cohen admits that the show needs an overhaul, but who knows what that means in Andy's world. Well, let's get through season 5 first and then we'll tackle season six and all of its casting rumors!
Andy Cohen explained at the beginning of the interview that many questions were off limits per their attorneys, but he did get a surprising amount of answers out of the Giudices. They opened up about everything from who they'd leave their kids with (Joe says NO WAY to the Gorgas), whether or not they blame the show for their troubles (yes), if they feel they've lived beyond their means (no) and so so much more!
The interview was taped about four weeks after they were charged. Andy starts out by asking what the last month has been like. Teresa says, "I'm not happy about it. I'm sad. I can't believe this is happening to us. It feels like a dream and I have to be strong. For my husband and my children. I'm trying to do the best I can."
Following a season of lackluster ratings, ridiculously transparent producer and editing manipulation, and a déjà vu storyline, Wendy challenged Andy about making changes to the formerly successful show.
Wendy straight up called out this season as "not the best." Andy agreed and admitted, "We need to make some adjustments." When Wendy suggested "new Housewives" and "no more Manzos" or Wakiles, Andy said, "alright, alright" but he seemed off-put and annoyed. I think he's also realizing this show is doomed without MAJOR shakeups!
Real Housewives of New Jersey fans immediately began to speculate over whether or not Teresa's massive empire would crumble. Love her or hate her, you cannot deny that she's done well for herself where endorsed brands are concerned, with cookbooks, Fabellini, Milania Hair Care, and more.
A distributor for Fabellini barely blinked an eye. They were going to stand by Teresa despite her legal woes, boldly predicting, "She's gonna be a winner."
However, the CEO of Youthful8, which owns the Milania Hair Care brand, wasn't as confident about Teresa's future role in the company, saying "whether she is the right person to continue to endorse the brand" will be determined at a later date. Today is that day – read on for the full press release.
Are you one of the three people who believe in Teresa Giudice's innocence? Wanna donate to the Free Teresa Foundation? Here's your chance!
Tonight the Maliblue Oyster Bar in Long Island will be hosting a fundraiser for Teresa's legal bills! What about all the creditors she stiffed – do they get a fundraiser?
“We believe Teresa will be vindicated soon but in the meantime, we are collecting funds to aid her defense,” a spokesperson told In Touch Weekly. “She has four young children who desperately need her in their lives.”
Less money, more problems! I guess every penny counts when you're about to go to prison and owe the feds a zillion dollars! And I guess when you've already pulled a big, humogo scam a little, bitty one doesn't hurt, right?
Teresa Giudice and fam were at the beach this weekend soaking in some of the last hot days of summer. Sadly, like all things Real Housewives of New Jersey, an innocent gathering quickly turned into a hot mess needing police involvement!
Here's the story from TMZ: Teresa and Joe Giudice were at Ship Bottom beach on Long Island with a ton of friends and family, including their kiddos and parents. Unfortunately the beach requires $5 entry fee per person and somebody didn't wanna pay no stink' $5 dollars! (TUH-REE-SA!)
So you mean to tell us there's more footage of Teresa Giudice dropping thousands of dollars in cash on over-the-top bling?! Apparently!
According to sources prosecutors have confidentially asked Bravo and Sirens Media to hand over hours of unedited and unaired Real Housewives of New Jersey footage chronicling the Giudice's behavior, which may be used as evidence in their upcoming fraud trial!
“For every hour that airs, there are more than 20 hours of unedited footage,” a source reveals to NY Magazine.“They shoot for three months and end up using only the footage that fits into the story line they want to focus on.”
We know y'all have been dying to discuss the latest and greatest Teresa Giudice exploit, so here it is. Eat your hearts out.
Teresa, whose defense strategy is 'Juicy did it! Y'all know I'm illiterate so I just signed where he told me to sign!', is attempting to walk away from her 39-count federal fraud indictment without doing any jail. You know, stranger things have happened… maybe.
Earlier this week the Giudices entered Not Guilty pleas at their arraignment and the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars had a trial date set. However, according to sources before going before the judge, Teresa and Joe's defense teams attempted to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors and were rejected!
“Teresa wanted a plea deal that keeps her out of jail so she offered to do anything else BUT jail time and have Joe serve all of the time in jail. The prosecutor dismissed the deal outright," a source tells RadarOnline.