The drama surrounding the Giudice’s legal matters continues to unfold. Joe Giudice was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Teresa Giudice landed herself 15 months. During the course of the Giudice’s fraud indictment it emerged that despite living in the US for the majority of his life, and being married to a US citizen, Joe isn’t one himself, and therefore faces deportation after he serves his time.
Joe’s immigration attorney, Jerard Gonzalez, says that proceedings for a possible deportation will not begin until after Joe’s sentence is completed, however experts connected to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) said that officials could decide to expedite proceedings at any time – even while the Real Housewives Of New Jersey star is still behind bars!
“They could come pick him up tomorrow. I doubt they would do that,” says immigration attorney Edward Shulma (who is not connected to Joe’s case).“They want them to do most of the time.”
Before she stopped by Watch What Happens Live, LuAnn was in The Village earlier in the night and shared with Andy that her co-stars were less than gracious. “Tonight we were at the Arts Club down in the village and they were at this party and I was told that they wanted to sit at another table rather than be at the same table with me. Love it, that’s fine. It’s cool. ” LuAnn laughed the whole thing off, naturally.
Andy asked, “did Ramona play dumb when she saw you?” LuAnn replied sarcastically “No, she is always soo very nice.” She added, “She tried to organize a little bit before. You know how shifty Ramona is. She is very shifty.”
Joan Rivers, take-no-prisoners commentator on life, and a true icon passed away yesterday.
I’ve always loved Joan. I heard an NPR interview with her years ago where she described using humor and wit to pull herself up by her bootstraps after her husband’s suicide left her financially decimated and alone. It not only inspired me, it filled me with awe and had me bawling in the car. Joan never shied away from the truth – whether it was about herself or others. And it was that bravery that made her so beloved.
It’s women like Joan who have allowed me to do what I do today: have a job where I snark full-time to make people laugh, because she was one of the few who forged that path by demonstrating that women are irreverent, sarcastic, and that complaining can be therapeutic as well as entertaining. The Oscars will be sadder this year without Joan to question what celebs are wearing and what they were thinking when they put it on. I will miss her greatly.
Andy Cohen, a close friend of Joan’s who has worked with her for years, reminisced about the amazing woman he knew and shared that when she passed they were in the middle of pitching a reality show they developed together this summer.
Amber defends her husband Jim Marchese from Dina Manzo saying on tonight’s episode that his level of douche was equivalent to the size of a whale’s vagina. “I don’t think she knows my husband well enough. She never gave him the chance or the time of day. When you know him, you love him.”
Co-guest David Arquette remarks that the way Jim was talking down to the ladies wasn’t cool. Amber says “you have to understand I was just attacked downstairs and we come upstairs and they’re like all trying to come at him.”
David then tells her that Jim’s talking head interview where he spews about being a lawyer and will sue and take people down, blah blah, “also not a good look,” he says. I love David Arquette. But then he adds “he seems like a sweet enough guy but..” and Amber jumps in with “but watch out, he’ll sue you.” Awkward. She seems to be the only one who finds it funny.
Joe and Melissa Gorga were in Andy’s clubhouse to dish on tonight’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.Joe and Melissa answered questions about everything from how much money they really put out for their new garbage company, whether they’re building that dream home yet and when we can expect a new Melissa Gorga album!
Melissa on who she thinks was at fault in the fight between Amber Marchese and the twins: “I feel like Amber came in very strong, but I know Nicole pulled the first hair. I feel like they both equally… I don’t think anyone should put their hands on anyone, that I will say.”
On the new house, the Gorgas say they just started building the new one. And Melissa wanted to make it clear that she does like the rental house they’re in. Interesting since she says she’s moving back to Montville..
Andy starts off by showing the scene from the episode where Amber is talking ish with Melissa, claiming that she heard Nicole broke up someone’s marriage. Nicole says, “Amber just likes attention and if she’s gonna get it by making up lies and stories, so be it.”
On stopping by Amber’s house and not going in to clear up the gossip, Teresa says “We were going to confront Amber but out of the decency for her children we did not confront her that night and ring her doorbell because the children were there.” Nicole says there was no stalking going on. they pulled up and saw the kids were still up and they pulled away.
“She’s begging for attention right now,” Tamra quipped. “If you do fit into your 4-year-old’s clothes, don’t talk about it! Just go eat!” True words, but seriously – Tamra calling anyone out for begging for attention. My head hurts. Can’t comprehend. So much irony.
Kandi Burruss was in the Bravo clubhouse tonight to chat up Andy and answer questions from viewers about tonight's episode ofKandi's Wedding. They talk strippers, prenups, unruly mothers and the possibility of babies.
They dive right in and get to the subject of the clause in the prenup that says Todd Tucker gets nothing in the event of Kandi's death. "Well there were a couple of extra things in there. Maybe one or two. But I removed that. My thing was, overall, there was nothing major that we couldn't just change – like the one or two things that he said was a real problem. The only things his lawyer kept saying were things that were financial. And I'm like 'you and I already discussed this. We were supposed to be on the same page.' What is he talking about?"
Did anything she saw at Todd's bachelor party upset her? "No. Stuff like that doesn't bother me. I know some women have a problem with the stripper thing, but we're in Atlanta, that's normal."