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Originally posted 12/21/2011 11:55AM
There's trouble brewing this Christmas for Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice.
On Tuesday, a grand jury in Passaic County, N.J., handed down a two-count indictment against Joe Giudice, a former developer. The charge includes one count of wrongfully using identifying information of another, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and one count of impersonation, which can carry up to 18 months in prison.
The indictment alleges that last year, Giudice used his brother Pietro Giudice's information, including a marriage and birth certificate, to obtain a driver's license at the Paterson, N.J., department of motor vehicles. His own license had been suspended at that time following a DUI.
Originally posted 12/12/2011 09:45AM
Teresa Giudice may be known as the main chef in her family, but sister-in-law Melissa Gorga also enjoys time well spent in the kitchen.
In fact, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star tells PEOPLE she can cook up a mean linguine dish – and mix an equally delicious cocktail.
"I love cooking in the kitchen with my family, with everyone picking at the food before it makes it to the table," the Voli vodka ambassador tells PEOPLE.
As for her signature dish, she says it's "a traditional family recipe" best sipped with a pomegranate Voli martini, which she calls "light, refreshing, sweet and sour."
She also says Teresa's been a big help and teacher in the kitchen. "I am a good cook, but nothing compares to my sister," Gorga says. "She is a pro. She sometimes teaches me her secret recipes."
Originally posted 10/17/2011 03:00PM
On part one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion Sunday night, Teresa Giudice faced off against, well, all three of her present costars.
Talk turned especially explosive when Caroline Manzo revealed that Giudice confided in her that she never planned to make up with her brother, Joe Gorga, and had called him "an a------."
"I don't get Caroline's problem with me," Giudice tells PEOPLE in a new interview. "I never did anything to intentionally hurt people."
Despite the tense episode and her escalating feud with Manzo over her behavior around her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile, Giudice says her family comes first.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 09:50AM
There's no family feud for the Manzo clan – at least not according to Dina Manzo.
The former Real Housewives of New Jersey castmember took to Twitter on Thursday night to clear up rumors that she has a stake in the escalating fight between Teresa Giudice and her older sister, Caroline Manzo.
"eww getting some MEAN tweets," Dina, who left the show in season 2, Tweeted. "I didn't take sides, don't assume~didn't even know they were not getting along until recently~I'm not involved."
After previews of an explosive – and emotional – New Jersey reunion hit the web, there was speculation that Caroline and Dina's relationship was strained because of disagreements over their friendship with Giudice.
Originally posted 10/13/2011 09:45AM
Originally posted 10/10/2011 02:40PM
Teresa Giudice has the perfect recipe for making enemies.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's third season came to an end Sunday with Teresa offending her costars with comments she made in her second cookbook, Fabulicious!
Taking shots at her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga (who was steamed to read she allegedly "copied off" Teresa's taste in shoes and porch chairs) and her cousin Kathy Wakile (who spotted a comment she didn't like about making lame jokes about Teresa) isn't new but taking aim at pal Caroline Manzo certainly is.
Originally posted 10/04/2011 03:45PM
Teresa Giudice thought she had allies on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. But all that changed this week.
"The whole time we were filming [season 3], I had no idea what other people were saying about me," Giudice, 39, writes in her latest blog for BravoTV.com. "I just assumed they were all my friends."
Though she specifically refers to "the other ladies having a go at me" on the show, Giudice may as well have been addressing costar Jacqueline Laurita, who earlier this week vented about Giudice on Twitter.
Among her Twitter claims: that Giudice told everyone her sister-in-law, and fellow Jersey housewife, Melissa Gorga, once worked as a stripper. (Gorga subsequently denied that in a blog of her own.)
Originally posted 10/01/2011 10:40AM
In true late-season Real Housewives fashion, the gloves have come off.
As the third season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey winds down – amid word that Jacqueline Laurita quit the show and did not attend the finale taping – two previously friendly cast mates are now coming to blows.
Verbal blows, that is. When rumors surfaced that Melissa Gorga once worked as a stripper, Jacqueline began implying on her Twitter that Melissa's sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, was behind the buzz.
Originally posted 09/29/2011 12:35PM
The Real Housewives of New York City are already down four cast members for the upcoming season, and now one of their New Jersey counterparts is on her way out the door.
"Jacqueline [Laurita] definitely quit," a source tells PEOPLE. "She had to walk away for her sanity."
In a series of Tweets earlier this week, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star hinted that she's done with the show, and even said she did not want to appear on the show's season 3 reunion, which taped on Wednesday.
"I feel nauseous and feverish," Laurita Tweeted late Tuesday night, after attending the annual fashion show for the boutique Posche, a scene of past drama on the hit Bravo show. (Cameras, meanwhile, were there and already rolling on season 4.) "No reunion for me. Sorry guys. XOXO!"
Originally posted 09/21/2011 02:35PM
When Teresa and Joe Giudice first filed for bankruptcy in 2009, listing a staggering $11 million in debt, their obstacles seemed insurmountable.
But now, an attorney for the Real Housewives of New Jersey star says she feels "vindicated" to be voluntarily paying her remaining debts rather than have them discharged in bankruptcy court. (They will move to settle the case later this week.)
"Teresa and Joe are happy about this," Teresa's bankruptcy attorney Jim Kridel tells PEOPLE. "Teresa has always wanted to be able to say that she paid her creditors."
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