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Originally posted 10/03/2013 09:00AM
The Real Housewives of New Jersey finale may have ultimately ended in peace, but it didn't last long.
The stars of the reality series bring the drama – and plenty of tears – when they sit down with Andy Cohen for the season 5 reunion show, which airs Oct. 6 (8 p.m. ET) and Oct. 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on Bravo.
In an exclusive first look at the upcoming two-part special, the cast discusses some of the season’s most talked about moments, including the status of Teresa Giudice's tumultuous relationship with her brother Joe Gorga and her feelings toward sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. Plus, Dr. V makes an appearance to talk about the outspoken cast's trip to Lake George where they attempted to make amends.
Originally posted 09/29/2013 10:00PM
Teresa and Joe Giudice have broken their silence.
Following a fraud indictment last month that left the couple facing fifty years in jail, the Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, who have stayed mum since, opened up to Andy Cohen on Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live.
"It's devastating," Teresa, 41, said in the interview. "I have anxiety and sleepless nights. I used to sleep like a baby, now I get up."
Originally posted 09/26/2013 02:30PM
Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, face the possibility of 50 years behind bars for multiple counts of fraud following an indictment last month. Yet the Real Housewives of New Jersey star says she has exactly four reasons to stay strong while facing the charges: her daughters.
"I can't fall apart," she tells Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen in an interview to air Sunday, while clutching her husband's hand. "I have my daughters. They mean the world to me."
Teresa, 41, and Joe, 43, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Newark, N.J., to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud, all part of a 39-count indictment that contends the couple initially exaggerated their income in a mortgage filing, then later hid income in a bankruptcy filing.
Originally posted 08/14/2013 04:30PM
Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe, appeared in federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to fraud.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars were charged last month in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud.
The couple – who are out on $500,000 bail each – are accused of exaggerating their income when applying for loans and then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing.
Originally posted 08/05/2013 01:45PM
Despite looming legal troubles, Teresa Giudice and her daughters were the picture of a happy family on Friday.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star may have been attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of the 39-count fraud indictment she faces with her husband, treating daughters Gia, Gabriella, Milania and Audriana to shaved ice at a park.
Teresa and husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are charged with conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud as well as making false statements on loan applications. The couple were released on a $500,000 bond each after surrendering their passports during a court appearance on July 30.
Originally posted 08/04/2013 03:00PM
As Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice and husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice deal with a 39-count fraud indictment, concern now turns to the four innocent victims in the case.
"She may need some help raising those children," Real Housewives of Miami's Lea Black tells PEOPLE. "The consequences may be bigger than anyone would think."
Originally posted 08/03/2013 04:00PM
Surprise! That prickly, cruel and oft-wise entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is going to be a dad. And more shocking still, the new mother is the wife of one of his good friends, a touchy detail that elicited surprise this week.
But enough about just him, here are the five stories that sparked strongest reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying 'Wow'!
Originally posted 08/01/2013 11:00AM
After gaining TV fame and building a lifestyle empire, the reality star now faces 30 years in prison on fraud charges
Originally posted 07/30/2013 07:05PM
What's the toughest part about being a Real Housewife of New Jersey?
"Fame," Teresa Giudice told PEOPLE last year. "Being scrutinized. It's hard being judged when people don't really know you."
Now the reality show's star and husband Joe are paying what their lawyers say is a huge price for that notoriety.
The couple were released Tuesday on $500,000 bond each after being charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
Originally posted 07/30/2013 10:50AM
Teresa Giudice and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice were released on $500,000 bond each after making initial court appearances on Tuesday in Newark, N.J., to face federal fraud charges.
The stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were ordered to surrender their passports and to confine their travels to New Jersey and New York. Joe Giudice could be deported to Italy if convicted because he is not a U.S. citizen.
They did not enter pleas.
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