Sorry, I have too much going on today to try to explain the RHONJ trailer with interpretive dance and sign language. I can’t grasp why Bravo guards AN ADVERTISEMENT for their show like gold and doesn’t make it embeddable for all. So I will do a bit of purple pen on the press release and call it a day.
NEW YORK – May 24, 2016 – There won’t be any lazy days of summer when Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” returns for its much anticipated seventh season on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm ET/PT. Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are joined by new Housewives, Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker, along with the return of a true Jersey veteran, Jacqueline Laurita. Also appearing this season are sisters Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri.. Wait whut? What happened to the lesbian couple? They aren’t mentioned at all? I thought they were downgraded after the fight in Vermont (that was Jac’s fault) but no mention at all? So you can hit people all day long in Atlanta, but not Jac Laurita? If they were cut out, then why were they at the finale filming that Jac refused to show up for?
Vick Gunvalson has dated quite a few men since her split with Brooks and she shares quite a few of them on Instagram. This latest one has not to my knowledge been named yet, presumably to avoid all the drilling down by websites for background information. A few of the ones in between Brooks and this guy did not pass the prying eyes of the internet to be sure.
This one seems to be just part of the family. I’m not sure what the details are on Briana’s husband but it seems like I heard something about him getting a discharge for some sort of disability? I could be wrong about that. At any rate, whether Briana has finally gotten the hell out of Oklahoma permanently, as seemed to be the plan, or is just back in Orange County for filming RHOOC, it seems the whole gang is one big happy family at this Angels game last night.
Teresa Gives FANTASTIC Bagel Head!
There are a few little things to report on Teresa’s Giudice’s court case against her former bankruptcy lawyer, James Kridel. Personally, I find Teresa’s constant attempt to find anyone to blame for her actions sad and ridiculous.
Kridel feels much the same way I do and asked the judge to throw out the case. His stance is obvious, Teresa went to jail for mortgage and bankruptcy fraud. Even it if he did something to cause her bankruptcy filing to be fraudulent, she had lots of federal charges not related to the bankruptcy at all. Like all those fraudulent meetings with bankers where she produced fake W-2s from jobs she knew full well she didn’t have. Teresa has lied repeatedly about her assets, and most importantly she signed documents she reviewed that left off most of her actual assets during the bankruptcy filing and she signed a plea deal!
Despite all of that, a judge ruled against Kridel and is allowing Teresa to go on with her ridiculous case. To me this is a non-story. Idiots can file whatever cases they feel like paying lawyers for with little to any actual legal standing. I read this information and decided it was not particularly newsworthy and didn’t change a thing. The case is still moving forward at the usual glacial pace.
The oddball lawyer , James Leonard, who has sidled up to Joe and Teresa Giudice has sold another story to People Magazine. He went to visit Joe yesterday and say that Joe is doing as well as can be expected, “I would say that he is adjusting very well. I know that he misses Teresa and their four daughters immensely, but Joe will get through this, just like Teresa did.”
Joe’s mother elderly mother, Filomena and his sister Maria were also at the prison visiting yesterday. That must be a long day for his mother with over three hours round trip of travel time, and the time it takes to get checked in, and then the actual visitation time. Leonard’s arrival probably ended their visit.
Teresa has applied for a waiver of the rule that prohibits felons from visiting inmates and that paperwork is still in process. In a spouse situation like this, it is usually just a formality regarding the paperwork. Leonard says, “Teresa will be visiting with the girls as quickly as she is approved by the prison, which should be within the next week.” I think that is probably an optimistic guess on when she will be allowed to show up, but I do feel confident that Leonard will contact People again with any minor development.
Last night, the RHONJ finale was filmed a Macauso’s catering hall in Hawthorne, NJ. The pretense of the gathering, where the women are supposed to attempt to resolve all of the storylines was …… wait for it! …… a fashion show. But it was not a Posche fashion show a the Brownstone. This year, there is a new boutique owner in town. Remember when Teresa almost violated probation trying to make it home by curfew after filming the opening of Melissa Gorga’s new shop, Envy? Well, Envy Fashion Show is the new Posche Fashion Show.
Teresa was of course there as required to support her sister-in-law, Melissa. Those two have formed a surprisingly tight alliance in season seven. All the newbies were there including Robyn Levy and her wife Christina Flores, Siggy Flicker, and Dolores Catania.
According to Vicki Hyman of NJ.Com, “The event was open to the public, but tickets were $85.39 for standing-room only to $370.24 for the VIP experience, which included a front row seat, a photo with “Real Housewives” stars, an open bar, dinner and gift bag.”
And in true RHONJ um…. fashion, no storylines were resolved and one returning housewife committed a major production no no and refused to film. In case you had not heard the bad news, Jaqueline Laurita is back on RHONJ, according my sources she is a full housewife. Or she was. She may now be bumped down to a friend since her tantrum last night. Continue reading
Frankly, I wasn’t sure he would actually go through with his self-surrender. But he did. Joe Giudice is officially a federal inmate who is probably still going through processing and the famed body cavity search. (No Big Deal, according to Joe.)
Joe’s offbeat attorney, James J. Leonard Jr.issued a press release saying, “Joe Giudice surrendered himself to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix today at 12 p.m. to begin serving his sentence. His brother, his sister and several other members of the Giudice family, as well as myself, were present when he turned himself in to the prison, including Teresa. It was obviously a very emotional day, but this is a very strong family with a tremendous support system and they will get through this, just as they did when Teresa was away.”
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This morning, shortly after Wendy Williams declared that Joe Giudice’s federal placement at Fort Dix today is a “soft prison” the term immediately started being mentioned in comments here. I’ve been doing a lot of research on the prison since he was assigned there. I would not call this a “soft prison” at all, and frankly the camp doesn’t sound any better. So Joe was right when he said his Low Security placement, or simply “Low” as the inmates call it, isn’t much different because the both suck.