Teresa Giudice Is Bravo Saving Christmas For The Giudices?

Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in PennsylvaniaThis Christmas is going to be the last holiday Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice will get to spend together with their daughters as a family for a few years, at least. Teresa is scheduled to report to prison in early January, and as soon as she’s home, Joe will report for his sentence. Rumor has it Teresa and Joe have been at loggerheads about how this Christmas should be celebrated: she wants “couture” while he wants thrift store.” Well, Bravo may have saved the holiday for them. RELATED: Teresa Giudice begs judge for placement in Connecticut prison over West Virginia prison.

Bravo reportedly is offering Teresa $250K to film a ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ holiday special, according to Radar Online. A source claims:

Teresa had been very concerned about how she was going to pay for the extravagant gifts for their four daughters at Christmas. She didn’t want to cut back in buying any gifts for the girls, and with Bravo offering such a huge payday for a special makes her inclined to accept the offer.
“This could be a way for her to say goodbye to her fans ahead of beginning the 15-month prison sentence.”

Teresa reportedly wanted to go REALLY big this year, and that’s saying something, given what a typical Christmas with her is like.

Typically, Teresa would spend up to $10,000 on gifts for just the girls. From designer handbags, jewelry, one of a kind dolls, there isn’t anything that the girls asked for and didn’t get.”

Bravo is said to be eager to get this episode filmed, too.

[The special would] absolutely be taped as soon as possible. Teresa has been so erratic with her decisions recently that Bravo wants to get it locked down and done. It would feature Teresa shopping for gifts, possibly doing some charity work and family stories with the girls. Bravo would milk it for ratings and make it at least a two-night special.”

Erratic decision-making or not, something tells me Bravo has made Teresa an offer she can’t refuse ;).

Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
Teresa Giudice Cooks at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania

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Teresa Giudice Pre-Prison Christmas Special Coming to Bravo: She Got Paid HOW MUCH?!

Even though the delusional reality star is still fighting her sentence, there’s officially no getting around it: Teresa Giudice will serve 15 months in prison beginning on January 5.

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Though you’d think they’d have enough drama in their lives, sources say the Giudices are arguing about how to spend their last Christmas together before they’re separated for several years.

(Joe Giudice will begin his 41 month sentence after Teresa completes hers.)

We’re not sure if the felonious couple have agreed on how to spend the holidays yet, but one thing’s for sure – it will be a lucrative affair for the entire family.

Teresa and Bravo have reportedly reached a deal for a Giudice family Christmas special that will pay the Real Housewife $250,000, with bonus checks being handed out to the rest of the family.

“Teresa had been very concerned about how she was going to pay for the extravagant gifts for their four daughters at Christmas,” says a source close to the Giudices. “This could be a way for her to say goodbye to her fans ahead of the prison sentence.”

Right…we’re sure saying goodbye to her fans is Teresa’s real motivation here.

Teresa is already one of the highest-paid Real Housewives, with Bravo insiders claiming Giudice’s salary reached $700,000 a year in recent seasons. 

Between that income and the cash from her pre-prison interviews, Teresa has nearly paid off her court-ordered restitution before even beginning her sentence. Jeez, almost seems like she didn’t need to commit all that fraud in the first place, right?

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online at TV Fanatic to see Teresa living high on the hog before it all came crashing down. 

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Teresa Giudice is not gonna take any crap. Her table-flipping reputation will precede her in prison, thanks to The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 1.

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Teresa Giudice Begs Judge For Placement In Connecticut Facility Over West Virginia

The Book Expo 2012 In New YorkDid you hear the rumors that Teresa Giudice was talking with new attorneys about possibly appealing her sentence? She made a comment about how she thought her attorneys would “fight for me,” so it sounds like she thought they should have done more. Maybe she blames them for getting prison time over house arrest or probation. Well, Teresa has retained new legal counsel, and her attorney has already sent a letter to the judge in an attempt to get placed at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, which is close to New Jersey, over the federal prison on West Virginia. RELATED: Teresa Giudice is recording videos for her daughters while Joe pleads guilty to another crime.

According to Radar Online, Teresa’s attorney has sent a letter to the judge.

During Ms. Giudice’s sentencing, the Court expressed its intent to have Ms. Giudice serve her sentence in a camp environment. The sentencing transcripts reflect that Your Honor mentioned ‘Danbury and West Virginia.’ We acknowledge that at the time of sentencing, defense counsel did not ask for a specific designation.
“However, upon review of the judgment of conviction, and in discussions with a Bureau of Prisons expert, the language of the judgment as written will likely result in Ms. Giudice being designated to Metropolitan Detention Facility Brooklyn, or Metropolitan Correctional Facility Manhattan…both of which are administrative facilities that house females,” the letter continues. “This was clearly not the intention of the court when inquiring as to Danbury or West Virginia as a designation.
“Ms. Giudice’s offense and her Bureau of Prison classification will qualify her to be designated to a camp, however, the language of the judgment must reflect the same. At this time we respectfully request the Court to amend Ms. Giduice’s JOC to state ‘the Court strongly recommends a non-administrative facility placement, specifically, the FCI Danbury Satellite Camp to facilitate visitation with her young children; or if Danbury is full, we would ask for an alternative camp, specifically Alderson in West Virginia, for Ms. Giudice to serve her sentence.’”

Teresa reportedly opted against filing an appeal of her sentence, since it would have been rejected immediately, given that one of the conditions of the plea deal was that she would accept whatever sentence would be handed down. However, even this letter feels unnecessary. The judge doesn’t decide where Teresa will be placed (that’s up to the prison administrators and is based on availability at the time she has to surrender), and the Danbury facility is transitioning to a men-only prison, so it’s unlikely she would be sent there. It looks like she’s going to the mountains of West Virginia.
I can understand Teresa doing this, though. She must feel so helpless. I can’t even imagine…

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“Matthew Morrison married Renee Puente in Hawaii this weekend” links

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Matthew Morrison married a woman named Renee Puente over the weekend in Hawaii. I don’t know what to tell you. [Evil Beet]
Courtney Love thinks Sam Lufti is A-OK. [Dlisted]
Rachel McAdams got a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. [LaineyGossip]
Eddie Redmayne is your new dream boyfriend. [Buzzfeed]
Evan Rachel Wood felt like “meat” during a VF shoot. [Pajiba]
Hello, Clive Owen. You still look delicious. [A Socialite Life]
Dumb criminals are dumb: New Zealand edition. [Starcasm]
Phoebe Price at the pumpkin patch. [Go Fug Yourself]
The RHONJ finale sucked, apparently. [Reality Tea]
Bono wears sunglasses because of glaucoma. [ICYDK]
Ariana Grande appeared on Swedish ‘Idol’. [Popoholic]
Duchess Kate is not expecting twins. [CDAN]
The first trailer for the comeback of The Comeback. [OMG Blog]
Iggy Azalea’s hot pants leave nothing to the imagination. [Celebslam]

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Bethenny Frankel’s mom trashes her: ‘nasty, snobby and very arrogant’

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There isn’t much that can make me feel sorry for Bethenny Frankel, but this interview her mom did with Radar Online comes close. Bethenny and her mom, Bernadette, have a contentious relationship and no longer speak to each other. After reading this interview, I understand why. Bethenny’s mom absolutely trashed her to Radar Online. She called her daughter “nasty,” “snobby” and “arrogant.” Bernadette also said she knew that Bethenny and her ex husband, Jason, wouldn’t last. It’s all incredibly bitter, especially considering that she’s talking about her own daughter. Bethenny detailed her mother’s alcoholism, neglect and abuse in her 2011 biography, A Place of Yes, and Bernadette hasn’t forgiven her. I doubt this woman would have a kind word to say about her daughter regardless. Here’s more:

“I tried to watch Bethenny’s show because I had a vested interest in it,” [Bernadette Birk] tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. “But after the first week I stopped because it was just terrible. I was bored.”

“The things she does and says on camera is not who she is,” says Birk.

Birk hasn’t seen her daughter in more than a decade and calls her a “liar” over the allegations made against her in Frankel’s 2011 self-help/autobiography, Place of Yes. But Birk tells Radar that her daughter “wasn’t always like this.”

“She started changing at age 16. She became very snobby and very arrogant. Especially towards me…

“She had sex with her first serious boyfriend while in high school at 16-years-old, and she cheated on him about a year later,” Birk tells Radar. “That is just how she is. She jumps from man to man.”

“I always said that Bethenny and Jason would divorce after two years,” she says, referring to Frankel’s recent divorce from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, 43, who she shares custody with of her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn.

“I just knew that as soon as that child was in day care he was gone. She was really nasty to him on the show.”

[From Radar Online]

Maybe Bethenny’s mom isn’t technically wrong, but who says that about their own daughter? I don’t blame Bethenny for not talking to her mom, this woman is toxic. All things considered, Bethenny has risen above everything that happened to her. It’s just sad to hear someone trash her daughter like this. You don’t do that to family.

Bethenny is returning to Real Housewives of New York for season 7, which premieres next year.

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Bethenny Frankel seen out and about in New York City
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Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by Brad Pitt!

  • Is Chris Martin spending Christmas with Jennifer Lawrence’s family? (D Listed)
  • Jill Duggar moved into a big house so she can prepare for a large brood of her own. (OK! Magazine)
  • Gisele rocked a minidress at the ‘No. 5 The Film’ screening in NYC. (Moe Jackson)
  • Gawker called Blake Lively’s homage to antebellum times racist, and Blake’s lawyers fired off a reply. (Lainey Gossip)
  • What’s it really like to work with Shia LaBeouf? (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs spend some romantic time in Paris. (PopSugar)
  • Soleil Moon Frye enjoys her “built in babysitters.” (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg have a full-blown FEUD going down. (TMZ)
  • It looks like Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are enjoying some quiet time together. (IDLYITW)
  • Josh Groban and Kat Dennings are dating! (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • When Kristen Stewart mocks actresses who act like “b*tches,” is it a case of the pot calling the kettle black? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Ariana Grande is getting animated for ‘Underdogs.’ (PopCrush)
  • ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kenya Moore shows off her long-promised donation to Detroit Public Schools! (Reality Tea)
  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert gifted Kelly Clarkson’s little girl with a guitar. (Celebrity Babies – People)
  • Pink says daughter Willow gets her recklessness from her father ;). (Babyrazzi)
  • Uh-oh: Kylie Jenner is said to be moving out after “constantly” arguing with her mother, Kris Jenner. (ICYDK)
  • We’ve got our first look at ‘Jurassic World’! (Celebuzz)
  • Olivia Culpo rocks a bikini and a bag that I absolutely NEED. (Celebslam)
  • Is Teresa Giudice trying to find a lawyer to overturn her sentencing? (Celebitchy)
  • Nick Young defends Iggy Azalea in her beef with Snoop Dogg. (Bossip)

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Lena Dunham: Amanda Bynes is a Genius!

In the past, when Lena Dunham was feeling starved for attention she’d just take off her clothes on premium cable. 

But these days she has a new book to promote, and apparently serious authors don’t strip down at readings, so Lena’s been forced to get creative with her shock value antics.

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We already know Dunham slept with her parents until she was 12, and that revelation didn’t go viral the way Lena clearly hoped it would, so now she’s pulling out all the stops. 

Yes, the woman responsible for some of the grossest televised visuals outside of Westeros has hit a new low, as Dunham has taken to publicly praising the sad online ramblings of a young mental patient:

 

Discussing – for some reason – the ongoing Amanda Bynes saga during a recent promotional event, Lena didn’t express her shock at Bynes falsely accusing her father of sexual assault, or her sympathy for the mentally ill and their families.

No, instead, Dunham bafflingly praised Bynes’ ability to post compelling tweets. 

“She did say something kind of similar [to Dunham's character on Girls],” Lena told a crowd in New York over the weekend. “Which was ‘I’m not crazy, I’m actually the one who knows everything that’s happening.”

“I texted [Girls co-creator Jenny Konner] and said, ‘Maybe I’m nuts but I think Amanda Bynes is actually kind of a great writer. Do you know what I mean?’ She was like, ‘I don’t know what you mean!'”

Yeah…neither does anyone else Lena. It’s worth noting that the “everything that’s happening” to which Bynes was a false accusation of child molestation that Bynes later retracted and blamed on a microchip planted in her brain.

Even if the whole rant had been really cleverly phrased (it wasn’t) the takeaway would still be, “Wow, that’s really sad. Hopefully she gets the help she needs,” not, “Damn, that girl can tweet!

Mmm. Delish

When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.


When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.

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Phaedra Parks on Apollo Nida Split: Disappointed and Surprised, But Relieved

Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is disappointed that the fairy tale ending she thought she found with husband Apollo Nida became a nightmare.

She’s certain she made the right decision to divorce Nida, however.

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“Phaedra is really disappointed with how all of this has turned out,” a source says of the couple, noting that Parks takes no joy in doing this, and it wasn’t an easy call.

Her estranged husband is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for fraud. Apollo checked into prison last month after a blowout fight with Phaedra.

Cameras caught the reality TV couple’s last hurrah after the wannabe white collar criminal briefly went AWOL and stopped by the house they used to share.

Whether you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online or on TV, this is going to be a crazy season, but Parks doesn’t relish that either. She’s shell-shocked.

Despite Nida’s previous run-ins with the law, including a stint in prison prior to their wedding, “[Phaedra] had no idea any of that [illegal activity] was going on.”

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Apollo Nida is about to go asunder. As in to prison.

Just the same, “this divorce is going to be the best thing for her … Apollo was always really jealous of her success and the fact that she was the breadwinner.”

Apollo admitted as much after getting busted in a federal investigation this year, but the really sad part is that his ego, greed matched his level of stupidity.

His two young sons Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 1, now have to be without their father. No matter how great a job Phaedra does, that’s not a small factor in their lives.

“She knows she will be better off without him,” the Phaedra insider dishes, calling the attorney “a strong woman and a great mom and really adores her boys.”

We can only hope she can handle this. For an early glimpse of the new season, check out The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 7 trailer right here.

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Phaedra Parks ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Better Off Without Apollo Nida

The Real Housewives Tour Hits IndianaIt sounds like ‘Real Housewvies of Atlanta’ cast member Phaedra Parks doesn’t have any doubts about her decision to divorce Apollo Nida. He recently started serving an eight year prison sentence. People close to Phaedra are saying the split is her best option. RELATED: Phaedra Parks plans to divorce Apollo Nida.

A source told People:

Phaedra is really disappointed with how all of this has turned out.
“[T]his divorce is going to be the best thing for her. Apollo was always really jealous of her success and the fact that she was the breadwinner.”
“The really sad part is their two little boys having to go through all of this.
“She knows she will be better off without him. She’s a strong woman and a great mom and really adores her boys.”

I have to admit, I was surprised to learn Apollo served six years in prison for car theft, from 2003 – 2009. Phaedra and Apollo’s two sons are only four and one. This timeline suggests Phaedra and Apollo met and married soon after he got out of prison the first time. She moved awfully fast with a man with his past. I can see giving someone a second chance, but I’d take a relationship very slowly with a guy who had that past.

And considering that it takes time to actually be investigated and convicted of a crime (usually a couple of years) suggests Apollo started breaking the law soon after his release from prison.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck… Well, it’s hard to see through the rosy lens of love, though, isn’t it?

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Phaedra Parks Leaving An Office Building In New York
Phaedra Parks Leaving An Office Building In New York
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The Real Housewives Tour Hits Indiana
The Real Housewives Tour Hits Indiana
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Phaedra Parks ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Cast Member To Divorce Apollo Nida

Phaedra Parks Leaving An Office Building In New YorkIn a move that Apollo Nida himself saw coming before he went to prison, Phaedra Parks has filed for divorce. Given that the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ cast member didn’t even attend his sentencing, this move isn’t all that surprising. Phaedra’s rep announced the news yesterday. RELATED: Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida’s marriage is unlikely to survive his time in prison.

Her rep said in a statement to E! News:

[Phaedra] has retained an attorney with the intent of amicably ending her marriage.”

A source told E! that before Apollo reported to prison, things had been tense between the two. He is said to have “been out partying every single night” and pressuring Phaedra about money.

When he does speak to Phaedra, it’s always about money. He owes a huge debt in restitution and he wants to know if she’s going to help him with it. ‘Are you going to give me money?’ is always his question. He still wants her financial support.”

I guess the answer to that question is “no,” or at least Phaedra plans to provide him with as little help as possible. I can’t blame her: he’s the one who broke the law, so why should she pay for it? She already has been left the sole provider for herself and their two children, sons Dylan and Ayden, while Apollo serves eight years behind bars. This isn’t Apollo’s first prison stint, either; he was incarcerated for six years (2003 – 2009) for car theft.

It’s too bad; I’d imagine Phaedra is in survival mode at this point.

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Bravo Stars Leaving Their New York Hotel
Bravo Stars Leaving Their New York Hotel
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