First up Tuh-resssssssa and her husband Rino Aprea have been stung with a class action lawsuit by two former employees who allege the restaurant owners refused to pay employees for full shifts! Oh – and they had to pay to launder their own uniforms.
Teresa and Rino own Angelo’s of Mulberry St in NYC and a former bartender and a waiter have taken the RHONJ stars to court over a laundry bill and on an accusation that they intentionally “short changed” employees checks by paying them for 7 hour shifts when they routinely worked 10 hours. The suit, filed in US district court. cites that the Apreas “regularly scheduled or knowingly permitted” employees to work more than 40 hours but then refused to pay time-and-a-half for hours.
One thing is for sure, though; Andy Cohen cannot imagine a world which does not include RHONJ. I bet neither can the sequin and spray tan manufacturers.
“I can’t imagine not filming the Real Housewives of New Jersey,” said Andy. “It’s a big franchise for Bravo. I think whatever we do, we’re going to do it the right way, so we’re still figuring that out right now.”
In December, Amber insisted waiting for Teresa to film season seven would be “silly,” adding, “I think they have an excellent cast, as is, and we can carry on.” Later, Jim argued that Teresa wasn’t the star of the show. He even pointed out that the most talked about episodes from season six – the trip to Florida – had nothing to do with Teresa.
Gia says the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is “doing amazing,” contrary to reports that Teresa is being bullied and ostracized by fellow inmates. Gia confirms they have visited Teresa, and adds that she “chats and emails with her all the time.”
As you know, there are daily reports about the Giudice family since Teresa Giudice entered prison just two and a half weeks ago. The stories range from hilarious to creepy to downright ridiculous, as per usual when it comes to the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members, but the crazy gossip has really been amped up to insanity levels where Teresa is concerned.
Our source reached out this week to set a few things straight, including the latest report that Teresa’s sister-in-law Sheila is dying to take her place on the next season of RHONJ. Our source asserts, “I haven’t ever seen an article out by Radar that was the truth. Some are suggesting ^****^ and her camp are speaking to Radar since they have known to in the past.”
Animal-rights group PETA, which has a habit of working with reality TV personalities, sent Teresa Giudice a letter at the Danbury Correctional Institute imploring her to have a change of heart while in the clink and donate her old fur coats to their fur trade-in program.
PETA is hoping Teresa, like former inmate Martha Stewart, will make the decision to go fur-free while in prison so no more animals have to suffer for her selfishness. What about us humans that have to suffer for her selfishness? Since the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is likely going to have sell her coats off to pay her bankruptcy debt, legal fees, or federal restitution, why not just donate them right?!
PETA says they re-use any donated furs to clothe homeless people, create educational displays on the cruelty of the fur industry, and supply bedding for orphaned wildlife.
Yesterday reports were zipping around, claiming that Bravo execs have decided to put The Real Housewives of New Jersey on hold until Teresa Giudice is released from prison next year. First, we all know that Bravo never confirms or denies the status of any of the Real Housewives franchises or which stars will or won’t be asked to return. Second, we’re going to be hearing every sort of rumor and supposed “tea” on what’s going on behind the scenes, but don’t start placing your bets just yet.
Last season’s cast member Jim Marchese is speaking out with his thoughts on the filming status of the New Jersey franchise.
There have been daily stories since Teresa Giudice entered prison last Monday to serve her fifteen month sentence. The media has been dissecting everything from what her beauty routine will be to what Joe is doing every waking moment while she’s gone. Daily Mail even has photographers basically stalking every single move of Joe and their four daughters. Outside their gate, at Gia’s cheer competition, everywhere.
Last weekend many were wondering why Teresa’s family didn’t head off to visit her at Danbury and the answer is very simple. Our source dishes on the reasons why. “Joe took Gia to her cheer competitions all weekend. Gia had competitions Saturday and Sunday. Teresa doesn’t want any disruption in their schedules to come visit her. She misses them terribly, but wants their life to be as normal as possible.”