The Giudices filmed a WWHL special one day after a judge sentenced them to 15 months and 41 months for fraud charges. Credit: Andy Cohen on Instagram
By Lesley Rousso
The biggest thing going on in the land of reality this week is obviously Teresa Giudice. Thursday Tre and her husband Joe were sentenced in the fraud case that was pending against them. Juicy Joe was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and though many thought Tre would be slapped with house arrest, that wasn’t the case. Judge Esther Salas dragged it out all day and finally in the bitter end, sentenced Teresa to 15 months in the clink. Incarcerations for the couple will be staggered so the couple can split time caring for Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. Teresa will serve her time before Joe, who still faces possible deportation after he completes his sentence. Teresa is due to report to jail January 5th which affords her the privilege of spending the holidays with her family.
According to E Online Teresa will film the Real Housewives Of New Jersey Season 6 Reunion as planned (rumor has it that is today). Additionally Teresa and Joe will appear on a special Watch What Happens Live Monday night at 9, which was filmed on Friday according to Andy Cohen’s Instagram. It will be the couples’ first television appearance since their hearing. Eldest Giudice daughter, Gia, took to Twitter Thursday after the sentencing, “Such an amazing support system its unreal,” she tweeted to her over 117,000 tweeps. Teresa was scheduled to promote her Fabellini at an event on Wednesday, but has since canceled it.
Remember Bethenny Frankel wearing Bryn‘s Hello Kitty pajamas on Instagram a couple of months back? Well, Judge Ellen Gesmer, who is presiding over Jason Hoppy and Bethenny’s ongoing divorce didn’t seem to enjoy it. Bethenny was ordered not to wear her daughter’s clothes anymore. The Skinnygirl mogul said it was only a joke, Bryn asked her to do it. She thought it was funny and posted it. Judge Gesmer however said that it was ridiculous and that her child is not a joke. Sorry not sorry, I’m on Team Bethenny here.
Brooks Ayers, controversial on-again off-again boyfriend of Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Vicki Gunvalson‘s, revealed yesterday that he has stage three Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was initially diagnosed in the fall of 2013. Although the two are no longer dating Vicki says she’s quite sad about the diagnosis and is determined to fight it with him. Obviously, we wish Brooks a full recovery.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is filming currently and allegedly Brandi Glanville is fighting with everyone, especially Lisa Rinna. Reality Tea reports that the cast is filming in Amsterdam with Yolanda Foster giving them a tour of her homeland. The entire cast is there including Kim Richards. Really? I’m not so sure this is the best environment for her. Anyway, Lisa Vander Pump is thrilled to have good friend Lisa Rinna as a cast member, and says she’s trying to work it out with Brandi. Sources claim Lisa Rinna however, is fed up with Brandi and her drunken antics and that Brandi is jealous of Lisa’s life. Looking forward to the next season!
Real Housewives Of Atlanta‘s Porsha Williams has been demoted to friend of the Housewives for Season 7 and newcomer Claudia Jordan is stepping in. Porsha claims she was blindsided by the downgrade considering the amount of filming she did for the upcoming season. She goes on to thank Bravo for the opportunity and says we will see her just in a lesser capacity. Claudia moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles and has appeared on several shows including The Price Is Right, Deal or No Deal and The Celebrity Apprentice. Additionally she was Miss Rhode Island USA and is good friends with fellow pageant queen Kenya Moore. Another newbie is Demetria McKinney an actress who has guest starred on Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne and Devious Maids. While she excels at acting, her passions are music, her boyfriend and being a mom to their 14-year-old son. The new season debuts Sunday November 9th at 8pm EST.
It’s premier week on our favorite network! Manzoed With Children premieres tonight at 9pm, following a new episode of RHONJ. The People’s Couch begins an all new season on Tuesday at 10pm and I couldn’t be happier. If you haven’t given it a shot yet, I highly recommend it. It’s absolutely hilarious!
Outside the land of Bravo, Big Brother‘s Evel Dick revealed he is HIV positive, Kendra Wilkinson confessed she probably won’t leave husband Hank Basset after his cheating scandal, and Taylor Swift will replace Chris Martin as a mentor on The Voice.
It’s a little late in coming but we’d like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Joan Rivers. I always just loved her and although she was brash and some didn’t enjoy her, from what everyone says she was a warm and generous lady. She was hilarious and wonderful and she will be missed.