Joe Giudice Admits That He’s Freaked Out By Prospect Of Going To Prison

31 Aug

It sounds like Teresa and Joe Giudice knew about their legal issues long before they were indicted on 39-counts of fraud.

In previews for the upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Joe Giudice reveals that he fears that their legal issues will land him in prison.

The Jersey crew is still in Arizona and they decide to take part in an exercise that involves a horse and his handler prying into the group’s most private secrets.

“He responds to one thing: authenticity,” the horse’s handler tells the group in one video.

He then addresses his attentions to Joe Giudice. “What have you been scared of?” he asks Teresa’s hubby.

“I think everybody has a little fear of something, you know what I mean?” Joe responds. “I just got lawyers involved and stuff like that.”

These comments totally stun the group.

“I am totally shocked that Joe would bring up those legal issues,” Joe’s brother-in-law Joe Gorga tells the cameras. “This is a big step for Joe Giudice.”

Joe maintains that he hasn’t been involved in criminal activity, but that he is still fearful of going to prison.

“It’s not like I’m a f***ing criminal like where I’ve been in f***ing prison a million f***ing times,” he says. “Never killed nobody, never f***ing did anything… you know to hurt anybody, so I don’t belong there and I don’t want to go there.”

Teresa sounds just as worried about the pending legal issues.

“If he’s scared of something, it makes me scared of something,” she says. “I can’t imagine my life without him.”

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Aviva Drescher and Heather Thomson Whip Up Info on Miss USA Nana Meriwether

31 Aug

Bravo struck reality TV gold while filming the latest season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Two weeks ago, producers arranged an awkward run-in between Aviva Drescher and 2012’s Miss USA, Nana Meriwether, at a luncheon hosted by “RHONY” co-star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. At the event, Drescher was heard loudly announcing that Meriwether “hooked up” with Drescher’s 77-year-old father.

Drescher, first to arrive at the lunch at Gallow Green rooftop, spotted Meriwether walking in soon after — and believed the beauty queen was the woman she thought had joined in a threesome with Drescher’s oversexed septuagenarian father, George Teichner and his 25-year-old fiancée. (Note: We have no knowledge of what, if anything, went on behind closed doors.)

“Nana shows up and Aviva says, ‘How do I know that girl?’ ” one guest at the party tells Confidenti@l. “Aviva thinks she knows her and texts her ‘RHONY’ co-star Heather [Thomson] across the room and Heather screams and starts laughing.”

Thomson then beelined her way to Drescher and begged her to tell the absurd story, which was loud enough for other guests to hear in its entirety.

Ramona [Singer] was listening, too, and Bonnie Fuller,” the editor of, says our source. “Aviva said, ‘She may have had a three-way with my dad and his girlfriend not too long ago,’ and she was laughing.”

We’re told de Lesseps fumed over Drescher’s allegation and confronted her about bringing it up at the luncheon.

“LuAnn was appalled,” another source tells us. “The etiquette was not right for the luncheon. Everyone there was talking about it and LuAnn was very unhappy about Aviva’s behavior.”

When reached for comment, Meriwether told us she met Teichner at Jill Zarin’s house, but that nothing happened between her and him and that rumors are Bravo “fishing for story lines.”

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Joanna Krupa Claims Her Husband ‘Won’t Have Sex With Me’

30 Aug

She may have once been voted sexiest swimsuit model in the world by Playboy and lusted after by millions of men, but The Real Housewives of Miami’s Joanna Krupa reveals in the new issue of Life & Style that there’s one guy who’s just not into her — her own husband!

In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, on stands now, the model opens up about her surprising intimacy issues with longtime love, Romain Zago.

“He can go forever without it. Then when we have a conversation, it turns into an argument,” she says. “He doesn’t feel anything is wrong — and I just want to be thrown down.”

Joanna admits lack of sex in their relationship has led her to worry. “Of course his lack of interest in sex had me question if he was cheating,” she tells Life & Style.

And though she did find flirty emails with another woman after snooping on Romain’s computer, he insisted he never actually cheated — but Joanna knew she had to take control. The answer: Sex therapy.

“Since I met him, something was off,” she says. But after three months in treatment, she says, “I now feel that the issue of him not caring to have sex as much as I do has to come from his childhood.”

Though she knows it will take time, she tells Life & Style their romance is back on track by scheduling sex. “Sometimes it’s once a week, sometimes every other week, sometimes every three weeks,” she reveals.

“We made a commitment when we got married,” she notes. “I just want to feel the passion.”

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Teresa Giudice Pleading With Fans To Donate To Her Defense Fund

30 Aug

Teresa Giuidce is facing a whopping 39 counts of fraud and tax evasion and has exclusively learned that the reality star’s finances are so dire that she has resorted to begging her fans to help pay her legal bills.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star will be making a personal appearance to ask her loyal followers to donate money to her legal defense at the Malibu Beach Resort on Thursday night.

“Her supporters and millions of fans around the world strongly believe Teresa will be vindicated soon and are seeking donations for the reality TV star, who has four young children,” a press release about the event reads.

“The group is dedicated to helping Teresa stay out of prison and also help pay any fines or other restitution that Teresa and Joe are ordered to pay.”

As has previously reported, Teresa and Juicy Joe pleaded not guilty to the federal charges, which include allegations of falsifying tax returns and W2 forms.

While the Bravo star has dismissed the charges that she is having financial difficulties, the event organizers expect to have “hundreds of fans collecting money” to help Teresa and Joe pay for their lengthy legal battle.

Teresa and Joe are facing 50 years behind bars if they are convicted of committing the crimes with which they are charged.

Perhaps due to backlash about the fundraiser, Teresa is denying the information in the press release, Tweeting: “Tonight’s appearance at Maliblue is just a meet & greet w/ fans. I just heard that some of the workers there wanted to support me, and that  is very sweet & I appreciate it, but if anyone wants to support me, please do it by donating to a charity I love: @NephCure. Xx”

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Kenya Moore Possibly Engaged, Wears Giant Rock on Her Ring Finger

29 Aug

Rock alert! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is known for being unlucky in love, but a recent picture on Instagram has people buzzing with excitement. The “Gone With the Wind Fabulous” singer shared the photo over the weekend to show off her hair and makeup, but a giant diamond on her left hand pulled the focus big time.

Kenya posted to Instagram, writing, “Thanks to my glam team today Mimi and Robbie for giving me life.”

Many of her followers assumed the picture was a subtle engagement announcement and expressed their congratulations. Still, Kenya has yet to confirm if she’s indeed fiancé’d up, who she’s dating, or if she’s still dating anyone at all.

Earlier this week, Kenya was spotted with a handsome younger guy at LAX airport — could the mystery man be her future hubby?

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Lydia McLaughlin Says Vicki Gunvalson’s Daughter Briana Stands By Her Man Way Too Much

29 Aug

The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Lydia McLaughlin calls out Vicki Gunvalson‘s daughter Briana in her new Bravo blog, and we’ve got all the details for you right here on

As we previously reported, Monday’s episode of the Bravo reality show saw the ladies convene for part three of the reunion, where all of the unpleasantries of the past season are rehashed, and old scabs are picked.

In an earlier episode where the cast and their families got together for a holiday party at Vicki’s, Lydia’s eccentric mother Judy Stirling faced the wrath of Briana’s husband Ryan Culberson after she had her feet up on their couch, as Ryan blew his stack at Judy and told her to “get the f**k out”of there.

“Ryan shouldn’t have yelled at my mother,” Lydia said. “End of story. He should apologize for his actions.”

Lydia said she was “upset with how Briana acted at the reunion,” avoiding direct discussion of the incident while placing the blame on the already-chastened Judy.

“She said she didn’t want to talk about ‘it,’ but then went on to insinuate that my mother was somehow responsible for ‘mud and red wine’ on the couch,” Lydia wrote. “Why wasn’t this mysterious glass of red wine ever mentioned before, and where is this magical mud patch my mom supposedly walked through before resting on the couch?”

Lydia said the thing that’s “upsetting to me is that there was no acknowledgement that he was out of line” from either husband or wife to her, or her mother.

“Even after watching the scene when it aired on TV … [they made excuses like,] ‘He was stressed out … he was drinking too much.’ The reason is irrelevant.”

The Dana Point, Calif. native, who’s radiated an optimism and kind nature not seen in many Bravo beauties, said, “there is absolutely no excuse for [Ryan’s] behavior” at the affair. She said that she was proud of her mother — who was “VERY shaken” as result of the incident — for keeping her cool.

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Alexia Echevarria Reveals Drug Trafficking Past About Ex-Husband

29 Aug

Alexia Echevarria revealed a pretty dark secret about her former husband on “The Real Housewives of Miami.” The blonde beauty was married before to Peter Rosello, whom she had two children with, Peter and Frankie. Alexia is worried about Peter as he has gotten multiple tattoos and one is referencing his biological father, a rose that “unconsciously” is for Rosello, his last name. This cornered Echevarria to talk to her mother about why Peter is acting like this and revealed, “Peter and Frankie have two fathers, they had Herman and Peter Rosello. When Peter and I got married, I was young, I was naive … he had like a ‘bad boy’ lifestyle … I got pregnant. During that time my ex-husband was involved in a very serious drug trafficking case, where several of the defendants were murdered. He was sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking.”

Over on her Bravo Blog, Alexia further explains why it was so important for her to open up about her first husband. “It’s really difficult to have to talk about something that happened 23 years ago. Something that stirs so many mixed emotions — happiness, sadness, fear, shame, guilt. Something that no matter how much I tried to hide it, erase it, and forget about it still haunts me today,” the ‘Housewives’ star wrote. “At the same time, it’s uncomfortable to have to speak about my ex-husband, the biological father of my children, after we have been legally divorced for over 17 years. As you all know, I’ve been happily married to Herman for the last 13 years. Peter and Frankie have always lived with me and Herman. Basically my boys have been blessed with having two fathers in their lives.”

When Alexia’s mother asks her if she feels guilty for giving them this type of parent she replies, “I do. He was in, about 4 or 4 and a half years and when he came home to the house, I got pregnant with Frankie and I made the same mistake again. It’s like you wake up and snap out of it and you’re like, ‘OMG! Is this the life I want to live? Is this the life I want to give to my children?’ I think Peter identifies a lot with his dad because Peter feels like he’s the bad seed, but I am going to do my very best to make him realize that he is not a bad seed. That he’s just a flower ready to bloom.”

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Teresa & Joe Giudice Clash with Cops Over Five Dollars

28 Aug

Five stinkin’ dollars … that’s what started a massive argument this weekend between several police officers and “Real Housewives” stars Teresa and Joe Giudice — all because the couple didn’t want to pay a tiny beach entrance fee, sources tell TMZ.

Here’s the back story — the Giudices were kickin’ it on Ship Bottom beach on Long Beach Island, NJ Saturday afternoon (with roughly 30 friends and family members) when they were approached by a teen girl beach worker.

Sources on the scene tell us, the employee asked to see the Giudices’ “beach badges” — basically $5 admission tickets required to chill in the sand — and the family flipped, refusing to “pay to go to the beach.”

We’re told one family member even yelled at the girl, saying, “F*** you, f*** this we are not paying for the f***ing beach. This is a joke!” Remember: 5 dollars per person.

We’re told the girl started crying, and when beach PD responded … the Giudices continued to kick up a stink, but eventually coughed up chump change.

Of course, Teresa and Joe are facing massive money fraud charges, but still — 2 TV stars oughta cough up 5 dollars without a fight.

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Brooks Ayers Told Briana Culberson’s Husband Ryan To Hit Her On ‘The Real Housewives Of Orange County’

28 Aug

Some shocking allegations floored everyone at “The Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion during the third and final special. Even more surprising, the allegations about Vicki’s on-and-off-again boyfriend, Brooks, came from Vicki’s own daughter, Briana.

You told my husband to start hitting me and you’re not sorry for that? F*ck you!” Briana shouted at Brooks. “It’s on recording! It’s on a recording! I heard your voice. You told my husband, ‘You need to start hitting Briana to get her to fall in line!’”

“Listen to me, I was drunk and angry and, yes, I’m sorry I said that,” Brooks admitted. Then, Briana revealed that she was physically abused as a child, “And you tell my husband to start hitting me.” Briana was right about the recording, too. It does exist and has been posted in its entirety on Radar Online

After hearing this bombshell, the other ladies jumped on Brooks, too. Vicki tried to defend him at first, but it became too much. Brooks walked off the set, and Vicki broke down in tears, saying she hates her life.

[Vicki’s] simply not over [Brooks], and not willing to let go,” wrote The Stir’s Julie Ryan Evans. “Recent reports indicate they’re still together too. So knowing that combined with everything we saw tonight, made it one of the most depressing reunions ever.” 

Writing for Wetpaint, Ryan Gajewski agreed, saying, “Wow … this three-part reunion was more shocking than we could have imagined.”

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Report Claims Teresa Giudice Stiffed Her Own Fertility Doctor $12,000

28 Aug

Teresa Giudice has been hit with a whopping 39 federal charges of tax evasion and fraud and is facing 50 years behind bars if she is found guilty but exclusively learned that she has a history of not paying off her debts simply because she didn’t like the service she received, even to the fertility clinic that she unsuccessfully used to get pregnant.

When she filed for bankruptcy in 2010 one of her outstanding debts was $12,000 to a fertility clinic and a source close to the reality star said that she had been trying to get pregnant for a fifth time.

“Teresa wanted a boy so she went to the fertility clinic and was hoping to get pregnant,” the source close to the Real Housewives of New Jersey star said.

“She had four girls and she wanted a boy. She wanted to give Joe a son so she tried fertility treatments, but it didn’t work, so then it seemed like she felt like she didn’t want to pay them.”

The source said Teresa and Joe simply didn’t pay the fertility clinic that they unsuccessfully used to help her get pregnant again.

“They have been ignoring their financial trouble for years, not paying even a doctor that tried to help them out, “ the source said.

Teresa and Joe have been accused of filing false income statements about their finances but they have pleaded not guilty and are prepared to go to trial in October.

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Alexis Bellino Claims Lydia McLaughlin is a “Wishy-Washy Friend”

27 Aug

At the beginning of Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Orange County, we were set up to believe that Alexis Bellino and new castmate Lydia McLaughlin were the best of friends.
So, when Heather Dubrow met up with Lydia to discuss being featured in her magazine, we were shocked by Lydia’s comment when the conversation turned toward Alexis.

“We just moved into Dana Point, so our neighbor was your friend Alexis,” Lydia says.

When Heather visibly frowns and asks if they’re still friends, Lydia responds hesitantly. “We’re still friendly. She moved out of the area, so we still talk a little bit.”

It seems like we’re not the only ones who were surprised by Lydia’s reaction. In her Bravo blog following the Season 8 reunion, Alexis says she felt hurt after watching that episode.

“The problem I have is that I felt [Lydia] was my true friend from the beginning, and she doesn’t feel the same. Before Lydia was even on the show, we were hanging out together with our husbands, doing play dates, working out together… AND having long phone conversations about her coming onto the show. To me, we had an authentic friendship.”

Alexis reveals that watching the scene between Lydia and Heather was remarkably hurtful. “To hear [Lydia] say she didn’t know me that well once Heather frowned about me, I was crushed. […]  I felt Heather confirmed my feeling when she told her that she didn’t feel Lydia acted as if we had hung out on several occasions.”

While Alexis says she doesn’t want a “wishy-washy friend,” she has tried to put the past behind her. “Lydia and I have discussed it, we have both shared our sides to it, and we have moved on. That’s what friends do: discuss and move on.”

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Hot Mess Brandi Glanville’s Dating Two Guys At Once

27 Aug

Brandi Glanville — breaking hearts all over.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is already two-timing her NFL star boyfriend — with her ex-boyfriend, can reveal!

As we first reported, the 40-year-old Bravolebrity had getting pretty close with former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Drew Carter — but, as a source dishes to Radar, the handsome 31-year-old isn’t the only guy that she’s seeing.

Glanville is also still dating her on-again, off-again ex Jonathon Ruiz, who she briefly split from in May.

“They have been on and off for a year,” the source says. “Brandi is single and dating… as are they.”

And Brandi has been tweeting up a storm about missing an ex-boyfriend, though it wasn’t clear that she was referring to Ruiz.

“Dinner with a very handsome kind of ex-boyfriend and then more writing!! #foodbreak” she tweeted on Aug. 19.

On Aug. 22 she added, “I’m missing a very tall handsome Latin man this am…. #feelingneedy”

Brandi’s relationship ups and downs with Jonathan will be included in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Kandi Burruss Would Like To Be A Judge On “American Idol”

27 Aug

Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may have her own music-based competish spin-off, The Kandi Factory, but that doesn’t mean the Bravolebrity isn’t open to opportunities on other programs.

In a video interview with OK! Magazine, Kandi answered the question we’ve all been asking ourselves: Is there any hope for Kandi joining the panel of judges on American Idol? The news is good, people.

“The Kandi Factory is definitely more about helping people who want to become an artist, but if I had the opportunity to be on another music competition show, I definitely would,” Kandi commented.

But there’s a twist! Although she would be game for any of the three major music reality shows, she does seem to have a favorite and it’s not Idol.

“If I could be on another competition show, it would be either one. I love all of them, American Idol, X Factor, and The Voice. I really love The Voice because they do not pick people based on the looks, it’s just all about their talent,” Kandi shared.

With the way judges have been rotating in and out on all three of these shows, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Kandi’s dream come true.

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Teresa Giudice Is ‘Jealous’ Of Kathy Wakile & ‘Hates’ Her

26 Aug

Teresa Giudice is letting the green eyed monster get to her and has exclusively learned that she’s got a new target for her scorn and  it’s Kathy Wakile.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been battling against her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, for years but she focusing her ire on another family member now.

“Teresa is extremely jealous of Kathy right now,” a source close to the situation told said about her feelings toward her cousin.

“Teresa is telling people that she feels like Kathy is trying to copy her and do everything she has already done, with a food line and now a cookbook.

“She hates Kathy right now!”

As previously reported, even with her pending trial for tax evasion and fraud, Teresa is always stirring up drama with the other women on the show.

“It seems to be like a second nature for Teresa,” the source said.

“Kathy needs to watch out. Teresa seems to thrive on fighting with people and now Kathy is her latest target. Teresa doesn’t like when people try to outshine her.”

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