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Teresa Giudice Appears to Be Going to FPC Danbury Afterall

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On Tuesday, Teresa Giudice had a new lawyer craft a letter to Judge Salas because the judge did not include recommendation for where Teresa should serve her sentence in her judgment of conviction (JOC).  In that letter the new attorney suggested that if the judge did not amend her JOC then Teresa would be serving her time in scary place like MDC Brooklyn or MCC Manhattan! The attorney also made, what I told you at the time was a ridiculous request for Teresa to do as much time as possible in a halfway house.

Well, today the Judge basically told everyone to calm the fuck down. Teresa will be going to FPC Danbury which is the cushiest, nicest choice available. And, as everyone loves to point out is where Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black served her time. Here is what really happened. Continue reading

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Dina Manzo Says She Will Not Return to Real Housewives of New Jersey

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It’s time for Bravo to send out pick up letters to the RHONJ (or thank them for their participation and bid them adieu) and when it comes to Dina Manzo, she says she has no intention of accepting a new contract. Dina posted last night on twitter she has no desire to return to the show because her soul cannot be around all the horrible people. Specifically, when asked if she had any desire to return for another season she replied, @bitchpuuuhlease NONE my soul can’t be around horrible people. — Dina Manzo (@dinamanzo) October 20, 2014

But that’s not all. It seems that Dina is being attacked much like idiots attacked Kenya Moore for her charitable donation to her Detroit Alma Mater, Cass Tech.  The main trash talker against Dina’s Project Lady Bug event is Jim Marchese. Jim posted several libelous comments that have since been taken down since Dina mentioned her attorney would be dealing with Jim. Continue reading

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Teresa Giudice Is Facing Hard Time, Camp Cupcake Not Currently on the Table!

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Bravo

As I am sure you have noticed, I’ve become somewhat of a night owl who stays up all night (secretly watching TV shows I don’t talk about here) and sleeping in late. I try to wake up for Wendy Williams at 10 a.m. which would seem a normal time to get up, but I rarely make it. I do tape her, and try to wake up as it plays. This morning Wendy had Teresa Giudice in her hot topics. The tea according to Wendy is that her PR person, Wendy Feldman has dropped her as a client. Interesting but doubtful. Wendy Feldman is a former felon of the same ilk as Teresa who has decided on her release from the pen to make walking other women through the process her job. In doing so, Ms. Feldman sure likes to get her name out there and into all of the tabloids. She seems way more interested in getting her own name out there than cleaning up Teresa’s mess.

If you watched Teresa and Joe on WWHL, it was clear that Teresa in particular was blaming her lawyer for not getting her probation. It should be clearly stated that both Teresa and Joe had fantastic, high profile lawyers who handled their cases quite well. Teresa and Joe on the other hand often ignored the lawyers advice (which included getting off of RHONJ ASAP and lay low.)

Well, “the story” today is that Teresa sent a letter to the judge without consulting Feldman. That’s not what actually  happened. As it turns out, Teresa hired an actual lawyer to help facilitate her assignment of a facility for her prison term. Because of her non-violent first offender status, it was presumed that Tre would go to a minimum security federal site referred to as “camps.” Also, because the judge took the minor children into consideration by staggering the sentence it was assumed that she would recommend either FPC Danbury, CT or  FPC Alderson, WV. Both of these camps are considered the two easiest places for women to serve out their time. Alderson in particular is nicknamed Camp Cupcake due to all the perks the inmates receive.  Danbury is also considered a top choice for its particular amenities. Danbury is where Piper from Orange is the New Black served her time. Martha went to Camp Cupcake.  During court, the judge mentioned both of these as possible placements for Teresa from the bench. However, Teresa’s defense team did not make a specific request for these two options in court. However, when it came time for the judge to put things in writing, things seemed to change. Perhaps the judge was peeved about the continued lying in her court. But for whatever reason, she did not put reference to Danbury or Alderson in her judgment of conviction sent  to the Bureau of Prisons. The wording of the document makes it likely that Teresa will serve her time in MDC Brooklyn or MCC Manhattan. Continue reading

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WWHL With Tamar Braxton and the RHONJ Twins Teresa and Nicole

WWHL Tamar and Twins

I feel like I am being forced to watch this stupid show. Andy tries to break the mood with a montage of Milania and Gia modeling. Andy is borderline disturbing with his obsession with those girls.

Andy plays a montage about Teressa being a bitch about Teresa’s sentencing and Rino is in the audience screaming and clapping that he loves that Teressa was a bitch. Andy says twitter is blowing up about it. Teressa said she apologized to Teresa and they are in a good place now. Andy says she saw that clip for the first time on the reunion. Andy says the twins were crazy for pushing Teresa’s buttons by calling her stupid. That is the Gorga switch for violence. Rino continues to shout out answers and Andy is already pissed with Rino because he won’t stop screaming out thing in the audience.

Andy has the certified results of the lie detector test Victoria Gotti took to prove she was telling the truth. She passed it. Teresa says. “I’m a housewife, she’s a has been.”  Nicole says Victoria lied about having cancer. She will say anything for attention and then she says, “Bye Felicia, beeeep!” apparently trying and failing to channel Nene.

Tamar is pretending to be appalled by the twins and asked Andy where he found them. Really, Tamar? You are way worse than those two. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Judgment Day

Twitter: John Bathke

Twitter: John Bathke

And just like that, RHONJ comes to an abrupt stop after only 12 episodes. This of course means that everyone gets about half the check for a normal season. What remains to be seen is whether or not Teresa and Joe will film a few more post sentencing episodes to scrap together a few more bucks. I suppose time will tell.

We start the show at the courthouse. I really think that is cool looking court house. Love the blind justice statue. Paul Fishman announces that Joe Giudice received 41 months and Teresa got 15.

Then we flash back to six months earlier. Teresa and Melissa are hanging out at her house with all the kids. The kids are bouncing off the walls. Teresa is stressed.

Meanwhile, Dina and the twins are at “Abbey’s House” where the Project Ladybug event will be taking place. It’s ginormous. Is that an actual residence or an event hall? There are giant dogs there that make it seem like maybe Abbey lives there. Oh, it is her home and Dina is worried about the hoodlums coming. Victoria is NOT invited. Teressa is still expecting an apology from Teresa. She makes snide comments about the Giudice family falling apart.

You know what would be great? Another segment about Amber’s cancer. I can’t wait or recap this shit. Continue reading

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Manzo’s With Children Catch Up Post!

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It’s time to check back in with the Manzos. I’m going to zip through the last two episodes I have missed in a quick post. On the first episode, we see Albert!  Caroline is bitching about doing the boys laundry and Albert points out she doesn’t need to be doing it. This reminds me of when I would be at college, or even beyond those years out working and I would drive home with a trunk full of laundry. I was bringing it because I didn’t have a washer and dryer (Fun fact: I still don’t have a washer and dryer) and I could get it all knocked out in the luxury of home without sitting in a laundromat all day. Mother would moan and groan at the site of it, and then I was forbidden from doing my own laundry. It was a scene that would play out over and over. I’d try to do my laundry but she would have none of it. All the while complaining about doing my laundry at my age. I think it’s just what moms do.

Anyway, those unemployed shiftless Manzo boys are opening up their second restaurant in this episode. Their newest location is at a race track. If these two would stop running restaurants and making bank on TV shows, they would have time to get a damn job like the rest of us. But alas, they are too busy meeting with contractors to build the new site. They are unhappy that the new site at the track is so small. Allegedly. It’s supposed to be small it’s a racetrack stand, people.  And a beer truck. Continue reading

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Joe Giudice Is a Fucking Moron in Court

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You had one job today, Joe Giudice. Walk in, take the plea deal, thank the judge and go home.  This morning in New Jersey court Joe went in to basically get a free pass on his charges regarding presenting fraudulent paperwork to the DMV. As I explained her last month, it was blatantly obvious that his attorney had a plea deal in the works for Joe to accept a sentence of some then unknown length that would be shorter than his federal sentence of 41 years that would run concurrently with that sentence. In plain English that means they would count his federal time served as punishment for his state crime. The only effect it would have on Joe would be another conviction on his rap sheet.  But this morning, Joe refused to accept the plea and wanted to go to trial, because he is a moron. Then I am sure based on the advice of his attorney he reconsidered and court was recessed so his attorney could talk some sense into him. Continue reading

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Teresa Giudice: The Mystery of the Missing $200K Solved

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Remember all the confusion over the $200,0000  Teresa was supposed to pay as part of her PLEA DEAL when she was on WWHL? Well, she finally paid it!  It will be important for you to  bear in mind this was a condition of her plea deal and not part of her sentencing as you read through this post. Because even local legitimate New Jersey news outlets are reporting this wrong.  First let’s talk about the news.

From NorthJersey,com:

“As part of their plea deal, Teresa had been told to pay the $200,000 either before or at sentencing. But one of her attorneys told the judge at the sentencing that he was waiting for the checks to clear. About $150,000 was secured through a contract advance of Teresa’s, while the remaining $50,000 was obtained from a friend as a loan, he said. Salas said she didn’t understand why the funds weren’t secured in advance, given that the couple had months to prepare. Eric Breslin, one of Teresa’s lawyers, said on Tuesday that the $200,000 demanded by the court was paid on Oct. 6. But he declined to provide details about the contract advance.”

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WWHL With Jim and Amber Marchese

WWHL With Amber and Jim

I’m going to take one for the team and recap this episode. I am warning you in advance I may tag out before the entire excruciating 30 minutes are over if Andy let’s this be an entire show of talking about THE CANCER.  I find it odd that Andy has not tweeted a picture with the guests yet and instead posted a picture of Wacha watching sports on TV.  Oh! It’s up now. Thirteen minutes before air time. I wonder if he was waiting for them to change? WTF are these two wearing? Are they even going to the same function? I’m already annoyed and I’ve yet to see them on TV.

Andy’s first comment is about Amber’s odd ensemble.  He’s like, ” So um what exactly do we call this look?”  Amber thinks it is country. and vintage. Andy nods knowingly and says and kind of ’60s.  Clearly, Amber was her own stylist as well. I’m looking to see if there is a scrunchy in her hair. Andy doesn’t even acknowledge Jim. Seriously, he skips right over him to gush over the bartender. I swear to God this is the show from the twilight zone already. The bartender has made two drinks, one is for Andy and the other is presumably for her. Andy gets up to fetch his and Amber starts whining for the other one. She tells Jim to fetch it for her. Of course he does. The bartender is a singer that Andy likes. She is very patient and kind.

The drinking word, sadly, is not douchebag. It’s Bobby.  Finally, Andy acknowledges Jim and tells him how brave he is to come on the show. Andy says he got thousands of tweets from people telling him to let Jim know he is a douchebag. WHICH IS WHY I SAID THE DRINKING WORD SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOUCHEBAG. DUH. Perhaps Andy is worried we would all get alcohol poisoning. Andy reminds Jim about a conversation they had at the reunion. Andy says Jim is a disaster on Twitter. Andy points out how combative he is on Twitter. Jim says he is flattered by all the attention. Of course he is. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: #SorryNotSorry

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We are starting with a fake scene filmed in June. This time Kathy and Jacqueline will not be eating salad, or lunch, no dear readers, this time we get to watch them eat…..wait for it….Kathy’s cannoli! Because watching Jac, who did not film the entire season eat random food items is still more interesting than the new cast members. Let’s watch. Because sadly there is not enough for me to fast forward through. I think that must be why they are starting off with it. Bastards. Richard’s crude sex talk is also considered more interesting than the new cast.

Melissa and Amber are at a bar together. Melissa tries to explain why production has paired these two for this scripted dialogue by pointing out in her talking head that she does not hold Amber responsible for “douche Jim.”  I think Jim may have been called a douchebag more than Juan Pablo from The Bachelor at this point. Is there a trophy he should try to retrieve? Melissa wants us all to see the Chanel bag that she is carrying. She props it on the bar and turns the sparkly logo toward the camera. Here’s the thing. Chanel is not seeking promotional fees from a real housewives show. So, this is either a fake (most likely) or it will be used as evidence in an upcoming bankruptcy filing. I am not into the whole handbag thing so I can’t make that assessment.  Anyway, I think I would rather go back to Richard Wakile making cannoli jokes. I am starting to agree with production. There is really nothing about this scene to move the scripted plot forward. Melissa and Amber are fake storyline friends again.

Nicole arrives at the cannoli joke fest with Bobby in tow. He will fit in great with Richard and Chris. Nicole’s talking head is about Bobby treated her badly in Boca Raton. And here we go with the autism crap. Jac feels the need to tell a woman that she has known for five minutes about her kid’s milestones and that “autism is a spectrum.” I was proud that Jac pronounced her words correctly. Oh, and she wants Nicole to know she has had five miscarriages. You know, the normal conversations that two women have within two seconds of meeting each other. Nicole counters with the whole, “Oh by the way, people say my twin sister’s husband fucked out mother but that’s totally not true.”  Then the group of women decide to call Victoria Gotti, “vagina” as any group of grown women would do.  Jac wonders if she is going to get murdered. Sadly, I doubt it.  Rich calls Teresa Giudice “Felonini.”  Kathy and Jac and Rosie all gang up on Teresa Giudice and tell Nicole not trust her because she is a horrible person. Perhaps she is, but they just made themselves look equally bad. Continue reading

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Teresa and Joe Giudice’s Supervised Release Conditions Explained

Photo: Bravo

Photo: Bravo

Oh for the love of Pete.  Pretty much everyone that follows me here or on Twitter knows I have spent the past few days whining about being sick. I have been trying to kill this crap with tons of soup and yogurt and marathons of Homeland.  During this time, I’ve been letting some things slide on the website. One of those things was some information I was sent about the conditions of Joe and Teresa’s  supervised release they will serve after they do their time. I figured I had some time to investigate that a bit further once my head stopped feeling like a watermelon.

This morning I woke up t the most ridiculous post on TMZ yet claiming that the judge told Tre and Joe they could no commingle their funds. What happened to their legal team?  They used to know how to read legal documents, but lately not so much. Someone there really thinks a judge can tell a married couple they can’t have joint bank accounts? Seriously, let’s see how long the phrase, “put a wall between the other’s finances” remains. What does that even mean?
Click through for the actual facts.

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Teresa and Joe Giudice Interview with Andy Cohen on WWHL Part 2

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It’s time for part two of Andy’s interview with Teresa and Joe!

Andy starts right off by asking about their claims that RHONJ is little more than carefully crafted fiction. Teresa says there are editors and producers on the show. Andy asks if the table flip was scripted she says no. What about fighting with Joe and Melissa. She says she didn’t know they were even coming on the show. Andy points out she did not want them on the show. She manages to even deny that! What is it that chick on Below Deck says? “Deny, deny, deny. Lie until you die?” I think that must be on the Giudice family crest.  Tre says she didn’t like being portrayed as the villain on the show. Andy says that a lot of people think Tre was putting on a show this season to impress the judge. Tre says that is who she really is. She has grown. She is trying to be a better person. She’s learned from her mistakes.

Andy says some people think she should not be on the show do to her charges. She says she is a working mom. Everything she does she does for her daughters. Like bank fraud and lying, I suppose.  Joe says, “At this point, why get off?”

Andy asks about them blaming the show for their arrest. They say they take full responsibility. Andy says do you think you would have been arrested if you were not on the show? Tre refuses to answer the question. Continue reading

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