The winners of Reality Tea‘s first annual Readers’ Choice Awards were announced throughout the day Friday. There were a few surprises!
I, for one, was shocked to see Teresa Giudice win favorite Real Housewives of New Jersey star and Jill Zarin win former Real Housewives star you wish would return. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to learn Caroline Stanbury beat out Jim Marchese as the breakout reality TV star of 2014.
In case you missed a few (or all) of the winner announcements, check out the complete winners list below. You can click on each category to see the runners up. Don’t forget to cast your vote in the final poll, Favorite Real Housewife of 2014. Thank you for your participation. We hope you enjoyed it.
Our inside sources (not the same one who confirmed that they’d heard the raid story was true..we’re no longer taking tips from that one) shared with us that most of the stories written about Teresa’s final days before heading off to serve her 15 month sentence were totally fabricated. “So much out there about Teresa’s last days. Radar never has the right info! I can tell you first hand what’s been going on.”
According to NorthJersey.com, cars are being turned away already today. They report that federal employees are blocking access to the road leading up to the Danbury prison in Danbury, Connecticut, making it nearly impossible for anyone to capture Teresa’s arrival. “On Sunday afternoon, a white unmarked car with federal plates guarded Pembroke Road, which leads from Route 37 to the prison, sending unauthorized vehicles back out to the main road. Only a small sliver of the prison complex — mostly an area with high-intensity lights — is visible from Route 37.”
The polls are closed and the votes are tallied in our First Annual Reality Tea Readers’ Choice Awards! Stay tuned today as we unveil the winners for each of the categories you voted in over the past two weeks. Some of the results might really surprise you!
Teresa took top place for RHONJ with over 34% of the votes! Other notable write-ins for New Jersey: Juicy Joe, None, Milania, Grandma Wrinkles, and “they are all horrible.” Caroline Manzo came in as the fifth runner up via write-in votes!
See the Runners Up in order of votes received below!
The video produced by Haute Hostess features the Real Housewives Of New Jersey stars discussing their New Years plans and what they hope to accomplish in 2015. For Teresa… you might think that resolution includes surviving prison, or building a better life for herself while serving time, but nope – it’s to eat less carbs. Seriously. I dunno… T, beggars can’t be choosers, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be vending machine food and whatever is in the commissary!
Teresa Giudice has less than a week before she heads off to prison, and she is wasting no time getting her family into the limelight in her absence! Rumor has it Teresa’s eldest daughter Gia, already a budding popstar, is all set to film her own reality show! But Teresa has even bigger dreams for her family as she aims to turn their scandal into success, ala the Kardashians! Oh heavens…
A source says Gia’s show has been filming for “two months” and will focus on her burgeoning singing career. “It will be all about her group, 3KT. So far, the footage is really fun. Once the pilot is completed, they’ll start shopping it to the networks.”
Gia’s show will hardly feature her Real Housewives Of New Jersey star mom, because Teresa will be incarcerated, of course, but Teresa will make appearances supporting her daughter. “All the girls’ families are in it here and there. But it’s not a show about the grownups; it’s all about the girls. Everyone’s very excited about it,” the source clarifies.
2014 was a year for law breaking, court cases, tax issues, and bankruptcies from our favorite reality TV stars.
Below, we’ll update you on who owes what, whose divorce is a mess, who is suing, who is being sued, and who’s going to prison! In addition to adding several new cases to the rosters of law-dabbling reality stars, some stars continued to battle existing cases – such as Jacqueline Laurita‘s and Sonja Morgan‘s bankruptcies.
Meanwhile other stars finally resolved long-standing issues. Undoubtedly the biggest legal drama of the year was Teresa Giudice finally facing a judge and being sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to 4 counts of fraud, which all began way back in 2009 when the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star filed for bankruptcy for an incredible $13 million dollars of debt!