Teresa and Joe Giudice
October 2, 2014
- CNN reports that Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice was sentenced to 41 months in prison.
- CNN reports Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison. CNN reports they both received 2 years of probation following their prison terms.
- CNN reports they were ordered to forfeit $414,588.
- CNN reports that Joe was fined $10,000 and Teresa was fined $8,000.
- CNN reports that the prison terms will be staggered and Teresa will report to begin serving her sentence on January 5, 2015.
- NJ.com reports Judge Salas was not happy that the Giudices had additional assets in their home that were not disclosed on their financial forms.
- NJ.com reports Joe’s lawyers were unable to say if he had paid the taxes he was supposed to pay before sentencing.
- EOnline.com reports Teresa will be at the filming of the reunion which is scheduled to tape this Sunday, October 5th.
- NorthJersey.com reports Teresa said “I fully take responsibility for my actions,” Teresa, one of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” told U.S. District Judge Esther Salas. “I deeply love my family. … My four daughters are my life.” She goes on to say Her voice faltering, she went on: “I wrote this last night because I knew I was going to be nervous. … I’m scared, I’m not going to deny it. I’m really scared.”
- NorthJersey.com reports Joe said “I stand here humiliated in front of the court and society,” Joe said. “I disgraced many people. I disgraced my wife. I disgraced my daughters. I deserve blame and punishment for the poor choices I have made.”
- NJ.com reports Joe’s lawyer read a letter from Joe’s mother, Filomena, who was not present because of health issues: “My son needs a slap on the wrist, not to be taken away from his family
Where to start? I guess it’s best to start at the beginning…what did Tre and Juicy wear to court? They both looked incredibly understated compared to what they have been seen wearing to court. Both wore black suits Tre wore a light colored blouse that appears to be pale pink or peach. Joe wore a light blue suit and a dark blue subtle patterned tie. They held hands and walked into court with their heads down. Miss Nancy Grace had her panties in a bunch about this on her show as she dedicated a whole segment to these two convicted felons. Nancy was none too pleased about the amount of make-up and hair Teresa wore to the court. I think if you know you are gonna be photographed and your pic is gonna be splashed from CNN to our little blogosphere, you might as well look good.
Upon their arrival before Judge Salas it sounds like she was none too pleased. She began picking apart their financial disclosures and the lack of including everything in the home. Looks like their “probation” officers did a little stop to check in and came upon recreational vehicles, an older corvette, construction equipment and other items not in the disclosure. The Judge was PISSED! I read somewhere that she was leaning one way (possibly towards lenience for Tre) and then realized these two jackwagons were still playing games. I would think at this point one would realize the lies have not worked. Like a bankrobber that keeps getting caught. Maybe you need to choose a different profession? Since their lies have all caught up with them you would think they would have filled those forms down to the very last Q-tip in the cupboard and the very last bottle of wine in the cellar. Some people never learn.
Joe was sentenced first. There was a lot of letter reading and statements. Joe made a statement and it sounds as though he wasn’t as remorseful as the Judge thought he should be. The Judge did however seem to acknowledge Joe’s strong love of his children and family and that would explain why he did not get the maximum sentence. Seems as though the judge didn’t believe Joe fully understood the consequences of his actions. I am SHOCKED by Filomena’s statement that her son should only get a “slap on the wrist” but this might explain why Joe is in his current predicament. Perhaps Filomena is one of those old-school Italian moms who believe their son can do no wrong. Maybe Joe had never been forced to pay the piper. Well, Judge Salas was not his mom nor does she appear to be Italian. Joe is gonna pay the piper for 41 months. I did read or hear somewhere that his attorneys are trying to have part of his sentence served in re-hab. Sounds like Juicy has a little prob with the homemade wine. Who woulda thought?
Judge took a recess before handling Tre’s sentence. Tre read her statement and showed great emotion. She spoke about her kids and how she planned to do better (I looked everywhere for a complete statement as I wanted to count all the “and, ums and likes” but couldn’t find a complete statement anywhere). I think the Judge believed her and felt that Tre really understood the consequence of her actions. I still believe that Juicy was the mastermind and Tre was an ignorant partner (like she turned a blind eye to a lot and figured Juicy knew what he was doing). Did she know what was going on was wrong? I think she did. Did she understand to what extent it was? I don’t think so. Tre is blinded by her love for Juicy. She is also blinded by shiny things.
Last night I began scrolling through all the websites and reading the details. Yes, they are sordid and ridiculous. Did these two rocket scientists go on a last minute shopping spree before their sentencing? Was Juicy in such a state of grief after losing his father that he completely forgot to pay the taxes that were due before the sentencing? But the most important question is left unanswered. Did they ever once when choosing to bring 4 beautiful girls into their lives think about their actions and decide it was in the best interests of their daughters to lead an honest life? Those 4 girls (especially Gia) do not deserve any of this. Their lives will now be framed by the day their mom went to prison, they day their dad goes to prison and the day their dad possibly gets deported. I would feel sorry for Joe’s mother, but it sounds as though she didn’t do a very good job raising him to begin with so shame on her!
As I sit typing this today, Bravo is airing season one of RHONJ. We are reminded of those scenes when Tre thumbed her nose at living in a house that someone else has lived in. I wonder how many people were in that cell they have reserved for her on January 5th? Joe paid CASH for all that furniture and was quite generous when tipping the laborers that delivered the furniture. I doubt Joe is gonna have that much tip money when this is all said and done. Tre got her “bubbies” during season one. I wonder if those were put on plastic if the government can repossess them. I am mostly struck by Joe during this particular season. He was one happy-go-lucky guy. “Happy wife, happy life!” Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Real Housewives Of New Jersey
S6E11 Cast Blogs Blogged
Dina on Bobby’s Bizarre Behavior
Have you ever heard of an empath? Well I am one of the many roaming the earth; I absorb feelings and emotions around me, and let me tell you, the range of emotions in this Boca house was off the charts.
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I think I was mostly taking on Nicole’s feelings, maybe because I have gone through a lot in my own relationships and I connected with the feeling of being disappointed in someone you thought would always have your back. Bobby had no idea what he was contributing to by not coming out of the bathroom. Well no, I take that back, ALL of us including myself tried to get him out of there and let him know what was happening downstairs. It was bizarre to say the least, but I will say we were all drinking too much that night. We had a very light dinner before this all went down, but the tequila and Belvedere were flowing.
I have never in my life seen a man hide in a bathroom to avoid confrontation. I would totally hide in a bathroom to avoid it but a.) I’m a girl and b.) I’m an empath so I am sure hiding in bathrooms is something an empath would do. (Although if someone yells “Marco” I promise to respond “Polo”.)
I knew something like this would happen, and that was my urgency in telling TerEsa what was swirling behind her back. If this all went down and she found out I knew and didn’t say anything, I would feel horrible. I stand by what I did and don’t look at it as sh– stirring or gossiping at all. Giving a friend a heads up in my opinion is the right thing to do, and I would do it again…maybe just a little differently next time. I was in a lose-lose position, and in my book TerEsa gets a pass for whatever reaction she has. If someone was saying such horrific things about my mother, I don’t know what I would do.
Yes Teresa and Nicole get a pass once that verbal diarrhea is spilled. All bets are off when you accuse a husband of sleeping with your mom. That is so far below the belt it is beyond reason.
So bummed you couldn’t see the rest of our Everglades trip. It was SOOO much fun to explore the swamp and what lives in it. I’m not just talking about gators! Hopefully it will make the lost footage. I wish the show could be about all the fun times we had, the bonding that I’m not sure now was as genuine as I thought it was. I won’t let that change me, I choose to see the good in people and I know my side of the street is authentic and sincere.
It does sound and look like they were all having fun before the douche-bag arrived. I think if Amber had come alone, they would have carried on and had fun. Jim is a pig. He is pond scum. Dina closes by thanking everyone for the emails, tweets, Facebook messages, etc. Dina must like stalkers.
Jim and Amber were on Different Pages
Melissa greets us and moves right in…
I think my facial expressions say it all in this episode. Wow, wow, wow! I sometimes just can’t understand why certain things come out of people’s mouths! Yes, Jim went there! I was hoping to have Jim and Amber come in and really get along with the group and just have a great time. I honestly think Amber thought that she was going to just wipe the slate clean and try to start over with the twins as well. Jim and Amber were definitely on two different pages that night. I’ve always been one to argue my point and speak up when someone has something to say to me that I don’t agree with. But I can never really understand why people just randomly spew information with the intent to hurt. To just sit there and instigate and then continue to ramble on with words that can hurt a family is just wrong.
Oh, yes, Jim went THERE. I have always been a big believer in respect marital and relationship boundaries. Jim goading Nicole by telling her Bobby shared things with him is just ridiculous. Amber and Jim both claim they were such wonderful friends with Bobby for all those years and now they haven’t missed an opportunity to stab him in the back and twist the knife. Jims intention was not to inform Nicole about her philandering boyfriend; it was solely to shoot for the heart and then shoot again. It was cruel.
On a positive note, I loved seeing the family scenes in this episode. That’s what life is about! Sitting together, eating good food, and discussing what’s important, issues they may be having, feelings. Having a supportive family is like no other comfort in the world!
These scenes always make me wish I had grown up in a larger family. I only have one sibling. Then I watch scenes of the family fights and I am grateful I have only one brother.
I will say Jacqueline and Teresa probably still have a long way to go. But I do believe in forgiveness and moving on. I really hope they can both find it in their hearts to be forgiving and try to restart the friendship that they once had.
I don’t see Tre and Jac getting together and braiding each other’s hair in the very near future. Just sayin’.
Well, the craziness continues next week so tune in to see how this Florida trip ends.
Oh, my tummy hurts already thinking about this mess. Mego reminds us to check out her jewelry line on her website. As I said before, it looks like nice costume jewelry and reasonably priced so that the everyday gal could imagine herself in her own music studio in the basement.
Dina was Planning a Blood Bath
OK, let’s just look at the title of this blog…Dina was Planning a Blood Bath…that’s taking it a bit far. We know where this is going. She starts out whining about the twins writing about the ridiculous Ash Wednesday scene. And I don’t think the twins were making fun of you for GOING to Ash Wednesday services…it was the FILMING of yourself making a complete ass out of yourself. I guess the twins could have held their tongues because the scene spoke for itself. She goes on to ramble about her faith. I am not dogging her faith as I, too am Catholic. I make fun of people who talk so high and mighty yet behave like dirty dogs. As my mom reminds me, gossip is just a different kinda murder. Amber was sad that Rosie and Ellen aren’t together. Um, they never were. (Your welcome. I saved you from reading 3 run-on paragraphs.)
Florida, OH, Florida. This is not how I wanted it to turn out on any level. This is a difficult blog for me to write, because it will be a lot of explaining Jim’s perspective as I was outside with Dina and trying to get Bobby to come out of the bathroom. I can say, I wish that none of it happened and feel that it was a mistake to mix alcohol with friends that have so many unresolved issues. Jim does not think any of these people are my true friends
I hate to butt in here, but I will! NO! None of these ladies are your friend Amber!!! For once, Jimmy is right!
and thought I was being set up plain and simple. And now seeing how Dina told the twins, his hunch was damn accurate. I had high hopes for everyone just having a blast. I am the “forgive and forget” type — love, peace, and happiness, it comes from my Mom’s hippie side, I guess. Jim is in stark contrast. He went down with good intentions, but was ready to unleash hell at the first sign of trouble. My husband loves me, and if everyone reached out to me with open arms, asked me about my health, and Bobby acknowledged him instead of treating him like a jerk, things could have been different. Instead Bobby was arrogant and self-righteous. Bobby should have been a man and at the first sign of discord took Jim aside to hash things out. A simple apology or even a display of remorse for what happened at his home would have gone a long way. This would have given them a chance to understand one another, prevented the awful fiasco, and saved Nicoel from heartache. Jim gave it a chance, walked in, smiled, said hello to the gentlemen. Bobby returned it with a cold and rude reaction; he ignored him and made stupid faces behind his back like a little boy. Just like a foolish child, Bobby did not realize Jim could see in the windows and heard his comments.
I am still so baffled as to why Dina brought this up to begin with. It really wasn’t her place to say anything to Nicole or Teresa. She should have waited until Amber got there, pulled Amber aside and said, “Teresa told me about Ms. Gotti’s verbal diarrhea. I don’t believe a damn word of it as I assume you don’t either. Let’s both agree to end it here and not say a word! I wanna have fun! Can I braid your hair?” Why don’t they call me before going on these vacations? I would be so helpful.
Because Bobby acted like a child, Teresa saw her sister upset and went at Jim really hard. It appeared TerESSA was doing Bobby’s dirty work. TerESSA kept coming at Jim even though Jim did not have a cross word to say about her sister. But unsatisfied, TerESSA crossed the line. Jim went back at her as hard as she went at him. She made comments about his privates, kids, and much, much worse. Problem is, she picked the worst person to pick a fight with as Jim was still pissed about the ambush at Bobby’s house, the hair pulling, and the backstabbing by Bobby with bowling night.
Again, butting in, I don’t care if she accused Jim of having a threesome with his sister AND his mother, Jim had no right to say any of the horrible things he said. Bottom line. Men need to learn to be MEN. Women fight with words. Men talk trash to each other. A man (a real man) would NEVER do that to another woman. SHAME SHAME WE KNOW YOUR NAME! (Goonies reference…)
In addition, he had not forgotten how she insulted our children on multiple occasions, for example calling my child “a little f—ing kid.”(you had not known this yet since you were still in filming) I truly hope you see how much TerESSA kept after Jim. He was on the couch talking to Melissa and Joe very calmly. It took a lot for Jim to get to that point. Joe’s contention that men need to treat women differently only applies when a lady acts like a lady. (I hate myself for interrupting… but Jim should have WALKED AWAY! If he had a real set of BALLS he would have gotten out of the room!) You want to take it to a nasty level, then you get what you give. TerESSA has one of the most vile, venomous mouths going, and she has hand problems. She did not behave as a lady, so she was not treated as one. TerESSA learned a lesson in life about what happens when you attack someone that was smarter, sharper, and has more hurtful information. I have not forgotten the smug, pleased look TerESSA had when she and Nicole attacked me. TerESSA is not smiling anymore. Joe gave Jim sh– for talking to TerESSA, but Rino hid up the street just two miles away and Bobby was in bathroom. TerESSA drinks way, way too much and does not know when to keep her mouth shut. A matter she will regret next week as you can see in previews.
I am rethinking all this and perhaps Bobby was the smartest one in the house trying to stay as far away from the drama as possible. Unfortunately, that does not make good TV.
I am still trying to understand what Bobby thought he would accomplish by hiding in the bathroom from Jim. At that point, Jim was having a little fun at his expense, but the whole group was intoxicated. We were all acting stupid. Bobby could have made light, joked around, and had some fun, but instead ran up the stairs as Nicole said like “la Donna.” I guess Bobby only likes drama when it involves setting others up or trying to look cool with his new celebrity friends. He had no problem calling Nicole stupid and pushing her off his lap. Stupid for what? Those are her feelings. What shocked Jim the most is that Jim was actually defending Nicole, and then TeRESSA literally took Bobby’s side. The entire group constantly calls Jim names, attack his manhood, privates, and his height as if Rino, Bobby, and Joe are accomplished big guys! These should be the last people to address my husband on this issue. Although I wish this never happened, I do firmly believe that if you don’t act like a lady, you shouldn’t expect to be treated like one.
WOW! She and Jim accept no blame. They were all wrong, but noone seems to be owning their shit. She goes on to ramble and I just can’t take it anymore. She think’s Rino is “lame” for not being there. I think he is a genius. Jim quoted Revelations 6:8 “Behold a pale horse his name that sat upon him was…” Um, what about Matthew 5:39 “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Again, I am gonna save you some time and tell you she goes on to re-hash her chat with Dina. I think it was weird. Again, Dina had no business getting involved in this. It was ridiculous and I agree with Amber. She believes Dina was spinning the gossip to sound as though the whole rumor came from her which comes back to her belief that Dina was planning a blood bath.
None of this is good, drinking alcohol without food is no good, my white eye liner is not good. I truly feel the twins are nothing but foolish puppets believing and trusting people that they should not trust. They place blame on the most convenient party as it serves their self-love and misguided hatred. This makes me smile though, remembering the best line in a movie ever, “Vanity, one of my favorite sins,” (Al Pacino, The Devil’s Advocate).
Um, is Amber suggesting she is not vain? This whole group is a vain bunch of bitches. I have never seen such vain girls as those we have seen in housewives. I did love The Devil’s Advocate and could watch Al Pacino plant grass…he is awesome!
Kathy Talks Kevin Jonas
Well, Bravo is still not trusting Kathy to write her own blog without talking about her dessert book. BOO!
Bravotv.com: How did you end up hiring Kevin Jonas as your contractor? How has it been working with him? Kathy Wakile: Rich and I were introduced to Kevin Jonas and his partner Bill Werner through our mutual friend and realtor. There were a few very good qualities in their building style that we were drawn to, in particular the fact that they were practical in their construction approach and goals. And Kevin has an extensive knowledge of home automation and electronic features for the home.
Where does one go to find a celebrity builder? Does Angie’s List have a tab for that?
Bravotv.com: Are the kids excited about the new house? KW: Victoria and Joseph are very excited about the new house, especially the closets, which in fact is one of the biggest reasons that we finally decided to move and start this project. They are excited about everything we do as a family. If we are together, we have fun and are creating memories for a lifetime. Family is as important to them as it is to me and Rich, so the more our house is a home full of laughter and experiences we all share, that is the perfect thing for us as we grow as a family.
Do I remember correctly? I thought Victoria was at a local college and possibly living at home (perfect choice for her given her recent medical scare so good for her for staying close to home). Does anyone know what Joseph is doing now? School? Work?
Bravotv.com: Has Rosie been a big help in building the new house? KW: Rosie has been involved and is always a big help to our family. Rosie is Senior Project Manager for a company that manufactures high-end furniture and interiors for retails stores, so interiors and their infrastructure is her specialty. It has been a big help with our closet designs and organization build out –this way it is high functioning and designed properly.
That’s weird. We have seen Rosie on the show for years and I never knew what she did for a living. Interesting.
Bravotv.com: Has Rosie had any luck in dating? KW: Rosie had a great summer, and she enjoyed getting out and meeting new people… I’m so thrilled for my sister, she has some really exciting things happening in her life right now, but I will leave that to her to share with you all.
Good for Kathy for not getting sucked into that question.
No blogs from the twins and not surprisingly, no blog from Teresa G. this week.
Episode 11 “Gators and Haters” Photo Gallery
Namaste’s son trying BLK. Says it tastes just like water. Nothing more, nothing less. And no, her daughter wanted nothing to do with that black tar!
Real Housewives Of New Jersey
“Pack Your Bags And Get Out!”
The conflict in Florida heats up as Jim has a difference of opinion with Dina, Melissa and the twins as the shocking rumor about the twins’ family is revealed. Back in Jersey, Teresa and Joe feel the weight of their legal situation and plan a getaway to New York City, while their estranged friends Chris and Jacqueline struggle to keep the spice in their relationship.
Watch What Happens Live
Teresa and Joe Giudice
Their first interview by Andy Cohen, filmed October 3, 2015
Manzo’d With Children
The premiere episode of this spin off from Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Caroline Manzo and her family. Lynn’s Place has plenty of people who love to snark on this fambly, but does not have a volunteer to recap this show. Please email if your interested in recapping, what I assume will be a limited number of episodes.
Here’s a summary of the season from BravoTV.com:
This season, Caroline Manzo attempts to be the ring leader of her crazy Italian family while suffering from a severe case of full nest syndrome in the process. In an effort to be responsible and save up for a new apartment, Albie and Chris have made their way back to Franklin Lakes, and even though Lauren is now engaged, she still hasn’t left chez Manzo. Albie brings his new girlfriend along for the ride and the two encounter more than just a few bumps in the road when trying to win over the rest of the Manzo clan. In addition to planning the wedding of the century, Lauren is also trying to expand her beauty bar business and she refuses to let her brothers cramp her style. Chris just can’t seem to stay out of sticky situations, especially when the whole family decides to take a trip to the heart of Texas. When it all gets to be too much for Caroline, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita is just around the corner to offer her advice. Meanwhile, husband, Al Sr., has no tolerance for all these shenanigans, as he’d rather focus on his upcoming 30th wedding anniversary to the woman who brings everyone together.