There is a very interesting article published by People magazine tonight that I simply have to purple pen. I knew that there was a time when Teresa Giudice was blaming her lawyers, ALL of her lawyers, shortly after her conviction on WWHL. You can read the recaps of those interviews here. Be sure to read both parts of the two part fiasco. I never in a million years thought she would actually sue them from behind bars! Isn’t she bankrupt? How is she affording a malpractice attorney? I must say that the one she hired doesn’t seem to be a legal mastermind. Then again, check out the other attorney she is using these days, he is also her publicist. It’s astonishing.
According to People, “In a statement to PEOPLE, her malpractice lawyer, Carlos Cuevas, says that her former bankruptcy attorney James Kridel’s “legal malpractice is the reason why she is incarcerated.”
Um, seriously? I want to see the guy say that with a straight face in a sit down interview with the media. Please make this happen.
On July 28, Cuevas filed a 53-page complaint in Morris County, New Jersey, Superior Court, alleging three causes of action against Kridel: legal malpractice, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
He filed the lawsuit on Giudice’s behalf “to vindicate [her] legal rights, her good name and reputation,” he says in the complaint. Giudice is seeking to recover an unspecified amount of money from Kridel “because she has suffered significant monetary damages because of Defendant Kridel’s negligence,” Cuevas says in the complaint. But, he continues, any damages she recovers from Kridel “cannot restore her freedom, her good name, her lost professional opportunities, or her agonizing, extended absence from her husband and children’s daily lives.”
Her good name and reputation? Um, okay. That’s going to be a hard thing to prove. Kridel’s negligence? Again, how is this the bankruptcy lawyer’s fault? Continue reading
What the fuck is going on with TMZ lately? I’d blame it on a slow news summer but it seems way more like they are being paid to publicize stories. Kendall and Kylie get nipple piercings? Do you really want to run so many stories on two kids, one of which last I heard was under 18 and their nipples? And conveniently it is during filming for that show?
Anyway, the latest allegedly paid promo is for the Juicy Show on Bravo. The big news they are reporting is it is now a “two part special.” So has it been expanded to two hours, because I hear it is a one hour special. Whatever. Great! Can’t wait to watch!
But here is their whole story… Continue reading
Well, we knew this was going to happen. Just in time for Bravo’s Sunday night problem, they have finally hammered out the details for a one hour special with Stay at Home Dad, Joe Giudice and his four daughters. Supposedly, there is something in the contract for the possibility of more shows. Um, Bravo. How stupid are you really? The possibility of more shows? Like if it pulls in more ratings than reruns of Secrets & Wives? Seriously? MAKE ALL THE EPISODES YOU CAN! MAKE EPISODES TO AIR UNTIL THE JAILBIRD WIFE GETS OUT OF PRISON. Are you out of your mind? This is ratings gold. We will ALL tune in. I get thinking that Joe might suck at this. But really, no matter what he does, we will watch.
Filming began earlier this month. If they are smart they will get this up on Sunday nights ASAP. Continue reading
Andy Squared, as I call the duo of Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper, blessed us in Atlanta with a “performance” at the Cobb Energy Center last night. Tickets were $75 for the nose bleeds. And seriously, you could get a nose bleed. Cobb Energy Center is beautiful and the seats are very vertical after a certain point. I went to an Opera once there an was given a free ticket from a gentleman whose date did not arrive. It was on the first row of the balcony and it was super high up! I am not particularly afraid of heights but I am tall and the wall to keep us from falling over was just around my knees. It wasn’t very reassuring to me, while excusing myself past 50 people to get to the center. The seats down front for hard core housewives fans were $350 dollars and you got to meet Andy and suck his dick, or take a picture or something. I know, I know, some of you guys would pay that for the former option, but frankly it’s little steep to watch two guys chatting arrogantly about themselves on a stage. That said the did sell over 2000 seats in the joint that holds almost 2800.
So needless to say, I didn’t go.
And neither the folks at LaLate I assume, but they have spoken to someone who was there. I was wondering what Andy would do with the Teresa question. LaLate is exclusively reporting that “Cohen said that Teresa’s lawyer told Andy that Teresa wants to return to RHONJ and that a written (deal memo) confirmation from Teresa Giudice via her lawyer is pending within days.” Continue reading
According to a new story by and The Star-Ledger, the feds are finally seizing property from Teresa Giudice to pay off her debts to the government. Teresa needs to cough up about $414,000 in restitution to the government. After they get theirs then the other folks they stole from can get theirs. Uncle Sam always takes his piece of the pie first.
According to Zambito, Teresa has “agreed to let” the feds do this. ROFLMAO. The feds take whatever they want in these situations and you just bend over and let them have their way.
Imprisoned “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice has agreed to give the government the keys to her 2005 Maserati as well as a portion of her Bravo pay to satisfy the $414,588 debt she owes the federal government, court papers show.
Giudice will also let the government sell off the furnishings inside her Montville Township mansion and will hand over 50 percent of rental income for a home she and her husband Joe own in Lincoln Park, the court records show.
New Jersey federal prosecutors filed court papers Friday signed by Giudice, which give the government the right to the property and cash so they can recoup restitution ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas at the couple’s October sentencing.
I suppose this is as good a time as any to tell you what I know about RHONJ and the upcoming season. Everything is on hold for now. It looks like the twins and the other bitch are hoping to be asked back but that is unlikely. Manzo’d With Children is still filming for their upcoming season. Melissa Gorga, Kathy Wakile and Jacqueline Laurita are all filming minor parts on that show hoping it seals the deal for them to be back on RHONJ. Before I tell you who will be back….
Here is what someone posted on Teresa’s Twitter today.
” Thank you everyone for all of the cards, letters, and kind words of support I love, love, love you all xo T!” Sounds like someone got a pickup letter and her PR team is working her fans.
Moving on to what I have an exclusive source on. Continue reading
The banks are finally foreclosing on the Giudice’s properties. On May 19th, their shore house will be auctioned off by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office on the court house steps. The bidding starts at just $100 according to Vicki Hyman of NJ.Com. The Giudices bought the house in 2005, four years before the pair landed their reality TV gig on Real Housewives of New Jersey. At that time the took out a mortgage to pay for the $347,000 purchase. They took out a second mortgage to renovate the property sometime thereafter. Then, in 2012 shortly after the renovations had been shown on the show, Hurricane Sandy hit. They then took out a third mortgage to restore the home after the water damage. When their finances were reviewed by the bankruptcy trustee they found that the equity in this home was miniscule.
The house itself is 1,300 square feet with five bedrooms and two baths according to all the real estate sites that I wasted way too much time scouring. Because those stats make no sense. You can’t have five bedrooms in a 1,300 sqft home. Unless they are all big enough for one twin bed. Continue reading
The starting point of the arduous walk to the bus stop.
First of all, you probably need a reread the details of the Giudice’s failed attempt to file bankruptcy. Or maybe that will just confuse you more.
According to Vicki Hyman at NJ.com, the bank finally filed court papers to foreclose on the Giudice home on Wednesday. This means that Joe and the girls may no longer have the daily annoyance of having to actually walk from their front door to the end of the driveway to catch the school bus.
New Jersey is a judicial foreclosure state which means that if you default on your mortgage, the lender has to file complaint of foreclosure with the court in order to repossess the property. Joe has the right to contest the foreclosure within 60 days. If he does then it goes to court which means setting a trial date. In New Jersey. Which could take who knows how long. Probably long enough for Teresa to finish her sentence and get out and deal with all of this. I think this is most likely what will happen. It’s just a stall tactic. Continue reading
Today was the day that Joe Giudice’s sentencing for his driver’s license case finally happened. Joe took a plea deal with basically means he won’t do any time for the state charge as they are going to let his federal time count toward his 18 month sentence. Joe is so dumb he almost REFUSED THE PLEA DEAL! So the story here is if you are going to commit a lot of crimes, do them all at once so you can do your sentences all together in a federal prison. Today in court, Joe the judge managed to inflict the maximum pain he could other than time. He took Joe’s license for two years and hit him with the maximum fine of $10,000.
NJ.Com reporter Vicki Hyland was in court for the ruling. Joe asked if he could drive the kids down to the end of the driveway where the bus stops. The judge said he could not. He could walk them to the end of the long driveway. Isn’t Gia old enough to drive? Why not get a golf cart and let her drive the girls to the end of the driveway. Or they could just walk, like I did when I lived in the back of a huge apartment complex and had to walk uphill both ways in the deep snow. Kids today are such wimps. Continue reading
Earlier I ran to the Publix to pick up a few items. Mostly, I went to get some corn meal for my garden soil. So naturally, I totally forgot the damn cornmeal. Fortunately I did remember to pick up TP which was the other pressing issue and some special treat dog food for the mutt. In the checkout line I saw this cover. I swear these tabloids get more and more ridiculous. Are we supposed to think that is Teresa in prison? This is almost as bad as the Bruce Jenner cover on In Touch.
I didn’t have much time to peep at the story but a glancing look showed that they had clearly read Orange is The New Black. When Piper arrived at Danbury lots of ladies made sure to set her up with some essentials to hold her over until her first commissary. She had people lined up to meet her when she arrived and is settling in well. She is getting tons of fan mail and that could actually cause her some drama.
The bottom line is she works all day. Most everyone starts out in the kitchen. It’s one of the lowest jobs there. There are lots of other jobs where you can get off the prison grounds during the day and those are the jobs people really want. Also, in reality, despite the rumors to the contrary, Teresa is not whipping up Skinny Italian recipes for her fellow felons. She scrubbing pots and mopping floors making whatever is on the preset menu. Still, I have a feeling she likes the kitchen job more than most would. Continue reading
Well this is rather heartbreaking. Check out Gia’s new (heavily autotuned) song Just 13. She talks about people tweeting about her mother’s prison sentence like it’s a joke. It’s very haunting and sad, but totally worth a watch. Is that clip at the end on the day her mother left for the big house?
Gia turned 14 officially on January 8th. But the Sunday before Teresa left for prison, the family went to Mass together in the morning and later in the day Teresa threw a fiesta for Gia and all of her friends Continue reading
Um, I’m just going to let you guys discuss this one.