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Is Teresa Giudice about to follow in the spin-off footsteps of Bethenny Frankel?

According to Popeater, Bravo executives are discussing the possibility of giving the Real Housewives of New Jersey break out star, albeit for all the wrong reasons, her own solo show.

“If they can give Bethenny her own show you can bet that they will give Teresa one,” a TV insider tells Popeater. “You can’t come up with a better script than Teresa’s life. She’s a mother and wife [of Joe] going through financial troubles and having to start all over again. Everyone has been hit hard by this economy and watching Teresa and her family struggle through problems will make for great TV.”

Popeater adds that Teresa has sold more magazines than Bethenny by appearing on the cover, plus her ‘Skinny Italitan’ cookbook is a NY Times bestseller.

However, a Bravo spokesperson failed to confirm or deny the news, simply telling Popeater, “Your Bravo insider has just as much chance of landing a spin-off show as Teresa.”

TELL US – SHOULD TERESA GET A SPIN-OFF SHOW? WOULD YOU WATCH?

Good news for the Giudices and bad news for those wishing to put in a bid on their personal items. PEOPLE magazine is reporting the bankruptcy public auction of Teresa Giudice, scheduled for Oct. 3, has now been canceled.

The lawyer for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star confirms the news to PEOPLE, stating that instead of a humiliating public auction, the Giudices will now be holding a private sale to maximize the amount of money they receive for their valuables.

Those valuables include a stainless steel gas range, a flat screen TV, a crest leather & fabric sofas, a faux marble chess set, bedroom sets, and a piano. You can see photos of the items here.

“When the sale is conducted, the Giudices would get $52,000, because they are allowed that as exemptions,” their lawyer, Jim Kridel, tells PEOPLE. “There would have been a shortfall. What if they got $30,000, but they owed $52,000 to the Giudices? It wouldn’t help, so we said why not have a private sale? It would be best for the state, the creditors, the trustees and the Giudices.”

Despite being able to get their public auction canceled, the Giudices are still facing legal troubles. As we reported weeks ago, a trustee for their bankruptcy case alleged in court documents that Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, hid assets, failed to report over $250,000 in earnings, and undervalued items listed as personal property exempt from the bankruptcy filing.

Teresa Giudice of the Real Housewives of New Jersey is opening up on a number of topics.

In a new interview with Parade, Teresa discusses her former cast-mate Danielle Staub, her future, and she also touches on what we reported a while back, which is that she has a college degree. Yes folks, Teresa is college educated as she tells Parade she thinks she is the only NJ housewife with a degree. And unlike her fellow cast-mate, Caroline Manzo, who gave Bravo a ‘Me or Danielle’ ultimatum, Teresa actually voices that she would have been okay with Danielle’s return to the show.

Excerpts from Teresa’s interview below -

Do you have any regrets about getting involved with The Real Housewives of New Jersey?
“Nothing could prepare you for being instantly famous. Being on the show was the best thing I ever did — and the worst thing. Yeah, the paparazzi and the fake stories about my family are aggravating, but we choose to concentrate on the blessings–the great things that came out of it, like my New York Times best-selling cookbook, Skinny Italian, meeting so many wonderful fans, things like that.”

All of your fans are very concerned about your, Joe’s and the girls’ well-being. Is your family really $11 million in debt?
“I really appreciate everyone’s concern. I get the sweetest, most uplifting letters from people. And yes, Joe and me and the girls are all happy and healthy. We’re in God’s hands. What more could I ask?

Do you think that you will have to sell your gorgeous house? Or will you have to get a job?
“I have a job! I have four jobs actually. My first and most important job is being a mommy. But I’m also an author, I run an online boutique, and I make appearances around the country. I think I’m the only New Jersey Housewife that actually went to college. I have a fashion degree and worked as a buyer for Calvin Klein and Macy’s before I had kids. I’ve always worked. I love to work. But my family comes first.”

You truly “sizzle” in the commercial for Sizzles Tanning Salon in Totowa, N.J. How did that come about?
“I just signed with ICM [International Creative Management, a leading talent agency], so yes, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of me! I’m also releasing my own fragrance, a make-up line — and a line of cookware.”

It’s official: Bravo announced that Danielle Staub will not be returning to The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
“If Danielle was on or off the show, it didn’t bother me. I can deal with her. And I’m certainly not afraid of her or anything. Was she fired? You’ll have to ask Bravo.”

In other news, despite Teresa’s claims that she and her sister-in-law/newest NJ housewife Melissa Gorga are not at war, their facebook and twitter postings tell a very different story.

As we have reported, the two ladies do not get along – at all, mostly due to what sources say is the constant mistreatment and non acceptance of Melissa by Teresa. But we’ll let you be the judge. Check out the following twitter postings made by both ladies last week. Please feel free to pay attention to the timelines -

Guess who else was at Audriana’s small family party? My brother Joe, my sister-in-law Melissa and their gorgeous kids. xx 8:33 PM Sep 21st via web

Here’s a pic of Melissa & my baby nephew Joey at the party. Neither of them are black or not speaking to me. Hmm.. http://twitpic.com/2qqp7d 8:35 PM Sep 21st via web

Don’t you love little Joey’s outfit? I brought it to him when I visited him at the hospital. So much for those feud rumors… xx 8:36 PM Sep 21st via web

Above are all tweets by Teresa trying to dispell the rumors. It however seems Melissa wasn’t buying it as she made the following tweets -

This is a first… What a JOKE! 9:34 PM Sep 21st via web

Well I think we have never made it to a tweet or even a mention at all, why now… hmmmmm, good night! 9:41 PM Sep 21st via web

All joking aside, the past is the past, everyone starts with a fresh slate, family is family, period. 11:27 AM Sep 22nd via web

What a day, can a leopard change its spots? I’m not to sure yet… 5:23 PM Sep 22nd via web

Must say I love the balls on this chick named Melissa Gorga. I’m guessing Teresa badly wants to mend things with Melissa as not to appear as a phony and mean person to her fans on the new season of the NJ Housewives. Teresa’s popularity has taken a major hit with the news of her $11 mil bankruptcy filing and irresponsible spending. Having her true colors shown on the new season of the show will definitely not help matters.

So far, it seems Melissa isn’t willing to play along with the phoniness. Plus if Melissa is even telling half the truth about the awful way Teresa has treated her in the past, then I must say that Teresa is a pretty crappy being. And there’s a whole lot more interesting exchanges between these women. For example, just this week, Teresa posted that she was taking dance classes, after which Melissa called her a “copycat,” later posting that she had been taking dance classes for the past 4 months.

And again, I ask regarding the 3rd season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub who? The addition of Melissa to the show is absolutely genius. Also, as of the moment, it does not seem like Bravo wants Dina Manzo back. Can’t say I blame them considering Dina’s husband refuses to do the show, and Dina’s ex-husband has now reportedly banned their daughter from appearing on the show.

Teresa and Joe GiudiceA lot of Real Housewives of New Jersey news to report today so we’ll get right to it.

First, RadarOnline is reporting that Joe Giudice, husband of Teresa Giudice, has been released from jail after serving 8 days of his 10-day sentence for driving with a suspended license.

According to Radar, Joe was wearing a black and white jump suit as he walked out of the jail’s lobby around 6 a.m. this morning. His brother, Pete, and friend, John, were waiting to pick him up. The trio left in a jeep. Joe refused to answer any questions, simply telling reporters “get outta here.”

Moving on to Ashley Holmes. The 20-year-old daughter of Jacqueline Laurita announced she is quitting the show via her twitter page over the weekend.

“Hey everyone..just so you know..as of right now..i will not be returning for season 3.. but my mother will..i hope we can all still chat :),” wrote Ashley. No reason was given for her leaving the show, but judging from the “as of right now” statement, we’ll take a gander and blame it all on contract/negotiation/money issues with Bravo.

The 3rd season of the NJ Housewives has yet to begin filming so perhaps Ashley might still return to the show.

Finally, RadarOnline is also reporting today that there is an additional new NJ housewife on the block. If you recall, they broke the story weeks ago that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, whom she absolutely does not get along with despite her public denials, had joined the cast.

Well it seems things are about to get worse for Teresa. Sources tell Radar Bravo has asked Katherina Wakile to join the cast, and that Teresa is none too happy about this. Why? Well apparently Katherina is Teresa’s cousin!

“Teresa isn’t happy that her family is being asked to join the cast,” a source told Radar. “She feels as if her entire family is being approached to be a part of the show.”

The source adds that Teresa has yet to sign on for the 3rd season, but judging from the news that her second cookbook will be released in May, 2011, around the same time the 3rd season of the show is set to premiere, something tells us Teresa will be signing that dotted line any day now.


Danielle Staub and Lori Michaels

Is Danielle Staub’s faux girlfriend Lori Michaels two timing her? According to a new report, that is the case.

According to the National Enquirer, via Showbizspy, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s girlfriend, lesbian superstar Lori, is cheating on her with her sexy back-up dancer Courtney Lynch.

“Danielle is crazy about Lori, but doesn’t know she’s seeing another woman,” a source said. “Lori is a proud, openly gay woman, and the relationship with Danielle is just an amusing sidetrack for her. She’s really with Courtney.”

The source adds, “And if Danielle expects something serious and long-lasting with Lori, she’s going to end up being one heartbroken housewife.” A picture of Courtney Lynch is below courtesy NJ.com. She is the dancer on the left.

In other NJ news, TMZ is reporting this morning that Bravo has put the kibosh on a classy table flipping contest that was set to be hosted by the always classy Teresa Giudice.

The reason? Apparently Bravo thought it was a dumb PR move. The club owner of The Funkey Monkey in Delaware tells TMZ they will now be holding a Teresa look alike contest.

RadarOnline is reporting today that Joe Giudice has turned himself in to begin serving his 10-day jail sentence.

The Lincoln Park Police Department confirms that Joe, husband of Real Housewives of NJ star Teresa Giudice, turned himself in at 9 a.m. this morning, just days after a judge ordered him to do jail time for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Joe has been transferred to the Morris County Correctional Facility where he will be serving the 10-day sentence.

According to Radar, Joe will be alone in an 8 by 10 foot cell.  “Since it’s a high profile case and he has a short stay he will be in the cell alone,” says a source.  Who knew appearing on a housewives series made someone “high profile.”

Radar is also reporting that Joe isn’t too worried about doing his hard time.  He reportedly told a family member this morning that jail is just like a “vacation”.

“He doesn’t care if he goes to jail because he said then he gets paid because the magazines will want his story,” a source told Radar.  “He said he’ll be on vacation and getting paid at the same time.”  Guess we should be expecting a “Joe Goes To Jail!” headline on the cover of a weekly magazine any day now, along with an exclusive interview and exclusive jail photos.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JOE GOING  TO JAIL AND HIS COMMENTS?

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice In Court

Joe Giudice has been sentenced to 10 days in jail reports RadarOnline.

According to Radar, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star was sentenced this Wednesday. The sentence was in regards to the DUI Joe received back in January, the same one that was featured on the show.

Radar reports the jail sentence is a result of Joe driving with a suspended license. In addition to the 10 days in jail, Joe was also fined $1,000, with his license being suspended for at least another year. If you recall, Joe was also sentenced earlier this year for the actual DUI. The Judge in the DUI case imposed $864 in penalties; revoked his driver’s license for 12 months; and ordered him to perform 30 days community service.

Joe is scheduled to begin serving his sentence next week. The Giudices have yet to comment on this though something tells us Teresa is very devastated she will have to go 10 days with no hanky panky from Joe.

With their common enemy Danielle Staub gone from the show, it seems the Real Housewives of New Jersey are now ready to turn against each other.

In what some fans of the show saw coming from a mile away, RadarOnline is reporting today that there is a major rift between Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice.

According to RadarOnline, Caroline and Teresa are now on the outs because Caroline is tired of all of Teresa’s drama. A source even tells the site the two ladies hate each other! “Caroline is not talking to Teresa,” says an insider to Radar. “She is just tired of all the drama. She is just keeping her distance. She doesn’t mind if Teresa is on the show, but they all hate each other now.”

The insider adds, “She feels that Teresa has gotten to carried away with everything and she is just aggravated with her.” Radar also reiterates the news that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, whom she hates, will be on the show next season. Must say season 3 of the NJ Housewives is looking good right about now.

This reported rift between Caroline and Teresa doesn’t come as a surprise, as the two ladies have had some rather interesting things to say regarding the other’s behavior this season.

Here’s what Teresa wrote in her Bravo blog regarding Caroline’s complaints about her kids on the trip to Italy -

“I don’t know why Caroline was so crabby. I know she was sick before we left and in pain, but she could have stayed home like Dina. What did she think it was going to be like with 20 people and babies? It wasn’t a romantic honeymoon for her and Albert. I don’t know why that shocked her. And I’m sorry she felt uncomfortable when we were all speaking Italian, but hello, it’s Italy! Her Italian grandfather might not have taught her Italian, but I think she’s had plenty of time over the years to learn it if she wanted to!”

And Below is what Caroline had to say in her blog about Teresa’s outburst on part 1 of the reunion show -

“First things first. I expected yelling, screaming, and tears. I NEVER expected Andy to get tossed like a rag doll. I was in complete shock when that happened. Actually, I had to compose myself because I wanted to cry. Seriously, I did. When Teresa jumped off the couch and approached Danielle it was literally within the first ten minutes of filming. The only thing going through my mind at that moment, beyond the obvious WTF is going on, was that I couldn’t sit through hours and hours of this. If this is happening now, what’s it going to be like when we get to the real issues? Thank God it never got to that level again, it was an ugly moment. Ugly, ugly, ugly.”

TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED CAROLINE AND TERESA ARE NOW ON THE OUTS?

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