It’s Christmastime in New Jersey! I love a good Christmas episode! YAY! We start at Tre’s house where Tre and her family are setting up the family tree. Tre says it is great to stay home this year for Christmas and be out of the public eye. Um, Tre, the public doesn’t pay you any attention during Christmas, unless you are putting your entire Christmas drama on TV! With all of the ornaments breaking, I’ll be shocked if any make it to the tree. Especially because the parents are drinking Fabellini while Teresa tries to make out with a disinterested Joe. Tre tells Joe that people were talking about her at the “harvest party.” Joe says until they get their day in court to “prove themselves not guilty,” they can have any opinion they want because they know who they are. By the way, the words “not guilty” were frankenbite edits.
Joe and Melissa are putting up their Christmas tree too. And Melissa is saying crazy things in her talking head just like Tre. Melissa informs us that they sold their Montville home and are “shacking it up in a rental.” While that last part is true, after numerous issues with their rent to buy tenant, the deal has fallen through and Joe and Melissa claim they now want to move back to Montville. Antonia screams she does not like this small disgusting house! It looks to be at least 4,000 square feet on a couple of snowy acres. Poor things, their tree is too small for their little rental house. How will they cope?
The twins are at their parents to put up their tree. The twins’ mother is named Santa. For real. The twins’ father goes on some wine-fueled speech about Italian tradition as the family decorates their tree. Amber’s kids are making the most disgusting gingerbread house ever. But they seem to be having fun! In spite of Amber, who is odd. Continue reading
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Okay, I started this blog days ago and then saw something shiny and forgot all about it. Now I am dying for you guys to finish reading it so that you can explain Nicole’s comment to me!
Teresa’s blog focused on her family, and all of the people who were in the pretty picture:
My kids always make things brighter no matter what though. I’m glad you got to see more of them just hanging out, cooking breakfast, doing homework, twerking…you know all the normal things kids do… Gabriella is growing up so fast and is such a good, responsible older sister. I love when she helps Milania with her homework. Milania is Milania. Yes, she is definitely funnier than me! She’s also a little caretaker and such a snuggler! Audriana is almost 5! Can you believe it? She wants to do everything her big sisters are doing, especially go to school. She goes to preschool and loves it, but she can’t wait for kindergarten. And Gia, my oldest, is a teenager now! She is every bit of a teen: taller, beautiful, and super sensitive and emotional. She has such a big heart and so much love for everyone.
Yep! Everything is perfectly normal! I am gonna take a guess that the reason we rarely see Audriana is she was born into the chaos. By the time she was aware of her surroundings, Tre and Joe were already aware the end was near. Joe was allegedly cheating a lot and the home was anything but happy.
Amber’s Blog ended up needing its own post here. Continue reading
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I’m so excited for Real Housewives of New Jersey to be back! It’s clear from the title Bravo chose to exploit the legal woes of Teresa and Joe Giudice as much as possible. And frankly, I could not be happier. White collar felonies committed just for the pretense of social status are particularly vile to me and part of the punishment should be social shunning, in my opinion. If you missed any of the Giudice court proceedings, I’ve covered them all in detail here.
OMG I am mesmerized already. We begin with a montage of the news coverage of federal charges. Melissa and Joe are standing firmly behind Teresa. Melissa calls Teresea who answers her cell in the kitchen on speakerphone right in front of Gia. Melissa asks Tre if the stories are true. Teresa says, “N-N-No, what came out today is not true.” Gia has bags under her eyes from crying and looks devastated. Gia asks her mom what she is talking about. Teresa evades her questions. Gia says she knows what is going on. She is old enough to understand what is going on. Gia breaks down in sobs. Okay this is going to be bad. I hate seeing Gia cry. Teresa is clearly devastated.
The editing for this season is already over the top fantastic. They have totally spent the money on production this season with aerial views and such. You can tell they are sparing no expense on this season. And now, we flash back to three months before just like it is all movie!
And it is the hilarious scenes with Tre’s girls. Milania is bawking at doing homework so Tre calls in Gabriella to help. As Gabriella explains capitalization to Milania, Milania rolls her eyes and asks Tre if she can read a book while “she (Gabriella) is doing this.” Miliana my be an out of control brat, but she is a funny and adorable one. Continue reading
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Teresa Giudice has never been particularly articulate and her appearance on The View this week to promote the upcoming season premiere of Real Housewives of New Jersey was no exception. She said the past year has been “amazing.” She also said she got a good education on out country’s legal system. I suppose she learned that it is against the law to lie to the bank to get money to buy shoes and handbags. Continue reading
Well, I think we all saw this coming.
Vicki Hyman of The Star-Ledger is reporting.
The sentencing date for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Joe and Teresa Giudice for fraud has been pushed back from July 8 to Sept. 23, the U.S. Attorney’s Office tells The Star-Ledger, although a spokesperson says the delay is “100 percent not” because of the death Wednesday of Joe Giudice’s father Frank. The federal court moved the date because of an administrative issue, says Rebekah Carmichael of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “It was not moved because of any other factor.”
EDIT: Thanks Buck Henry for the heads up. I was super busy at that moment and thought it was an email that had disappeared. Found it in moderation so now I can thank you!
I conked out after eating dinner tonight and woke up to the sad news that Frank Giudice dropped dead of an apparent heart attack today. No matter how you feel about the Giudices, this is certainly becoming a lot to take. Especially for the girls. Gia and her siblings are facing the real possibility that both of her parents will be going to prison in three weeks, and now they have lost their grandfather. Many reports had Joe’s parents as the leading option of who will take the girls when their parents serve their time.
Unlike Teresa’s father who has experienced many health issues, Joe’s dad was in relatively good health. Continue reading
You gots a pretty mouf, Juicy…
It’s time for a Juicy Joe is going to prison update! On Monday, Juicy Joe and his intrepid attorney, Miles Feinstein, were in Superior Court to set a pretrial hearing date for his state case for presenting false identification to obtain a driver’s license while his license was suspended, a second degree felony. The judge agreed to set the court date for July 14th. This is great news for Juicy. Let me break it all down for you.
Ever since the federal charges were brought against Joe, Feinstein has been going to court to over and over to delay the pretrial hearing date. He used many different excuses to insure that the trial date would continue to be pushed back, including a major murder trial that he was defending. And finally on Monday he got what he really wanted, a pretrial hearing after Joe’s sentencing for the federal charges. Continue reading
I fear this is going to be one of those fast sneak peeks I can’t fully absorb and blog at the same time. It does look like they go to the Okefenokee swamp. Melissa fancies herself some sort of model in the same realm as The Village People and Milania calls Teresa a butthole. And that was in the first five seconds.Dina is a bitch and fights with Teresa. The Giudices trial is played up. Gia is a mess.
Milania is allowed to make omelette unsupervised and all her parents are buttholes. It seem the kid who was allowed to wipe her butthole all over the refrigerated produce section has no decorum. But she is at least insightful. Quelle surprise! Oh they are totally playing up the federal charges. The show will totally be focused on that. WHICH IS GREAT! It also means that we can expect the same treatment for Phaedra with Kenya narrating the events on RHOA next season. Teresa appears to deny pleading guilty even though we saw it in court. Teresa has four more heads of hair than usual.
Teresa doesn’t think she should be judged despite the fact she pled guilty to numerous federal felonies. Um, that is how life works. As a society, people judge criminals in a negative way. If you defraud people and plead guilty, people are going to look down on you, even if you have extra fancy hair and a pretty dress on. Teresa is sad that people say they hope the worse for her in jail. No, people just think, if you do the crime, you deserve the time.
She doesn’t want her daughters to be affected. Um, too late. Continue reading
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Bravo released a press release today announcing the upcoming season of RHONJ! Looks like we will have a sneak peek on June 1st! With the actual season returning on July 13th! So um, what is going to be on Sunday between RHOA and RHONJ? Kandi’s Wedding? Here is the whole press list for you to read, there is a lot of interesting stuff in there!
NEW YORK – May 14, 2014 –Bravo Media’s watercooler hit, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” returns with a super-sized premiere on Sunday, July 13 from 8-9:15p.m. ET/PT as Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are joined by new “Housewives” Amber Marchese, identical twin sisters Teresa Aprea and Nicole Mauriello, and the return of fan-favorite Dina Manzo. Also appearing throughout the season are sisters Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri. A preview special of the upcoming season will air on Sunday, June 1 at 10p.m. ET/PT.
This season, Teresa and her husband, Joe, fight to keep their family intact as they embark on a very public legal battle for their freedom. Teresa’s oldest friend, and veteran housewife, Dina, returns to help her soul-sister, but ends up revealing her own private pain. With a divorce on the horizon and her daughter, Lexi, heading off to college, Dina attempts to face her fear of dating in the 21st century. Continue reading
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Is it me or are we in hot water?
Yesterday, I tried to sort out some false rumors floating around. I generally do not address them at all but so many of you were asking it was just easier to make a post or two. I covered the RHOA rumors here and the RHONJ rumors here. I was amazed that TMZ would run such a factually incorrect story and was curious as to what this “document from the bankruptcy judge” was really about. Today I know. Continue reading
This is actually part two of a two-part series addressing all the weird stories about the Real Housewives over the past day or two. This final (I hope) one will clear up the latest RHONJ rumor about Teresa and Joe.
Rumor Three: Joe and Teresa Giudice will get a clean slate from the bankruptcy judge — they paid $7,500 to creditors and in the process they’ll erase more than $13 MILLION in debts!!! (started at TMZ and picked up by In Touch) Continue reading
You gots a pretty mouf, Juicy…
Here is the basic (or complicated depending how you choose to look at it) breakdown of Juicy Joe’s Plea deal. Remember what I tell you, despite the nimrods in comments who like to argue with me, the charges that JOE pleads to are very important with regard to his potential deportation. The immigration court system is a whole nuther bailiwick. Despite the wailing and whining of some, the immigration system is very backlogged and dysfunctional, particularly under the current administration. We use the Mexipult to fire some Mexicans back over the border, only to have them return time and time again, but deporting someone over the pond is costly and a pain in the ass. This is why our immigration courts focus mostly on drug offenses and those who are a “danger to the community.” But hey, it is Fat Tuesday and I am here writing about some Real Housewives going to prison while drinking on an empty stomach, so if you want to argue with me, I should be available to insult your intelligence in comments in a couple hours.
Meanwhile, let’s start by looking at what Giuseppe plead guilty to. Hmm, I am already confused by the count numbers which don’t seem to match up to the ones I used for the explanation of Teresa’s charges. Nonetheless here is what Joe pled guilty to.
Count One: CONSPIRACY to commit mail and wire fraud Max 20 Years /$250K fine
Count Fifteen: Concealment of Assets. Max Five Years /$250K fine
Count Twenty-Two: False Oaths Max Five Years /$250K fine
Count Thirty-Six: False Declarations Max Five Years/$250K fine
Count Thirty-Seven: Failure to File Income Tax Max One Year/$25K fine Continue reading