02:04 PM EDT 11/25/2013
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.
Originally posted 07/29/2013 03:30PM
Two stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges, accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, of Montville Township, N.J., were charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
Originally posted 06/20/2013 11:05AM
Call it a really bad case of sibling rivalry.
In a sneak peek at Sunday's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice and her brother Joe Gorga (whose wife Melissa is also a Housewife) are at odds once again. This time, they're fighting over Teresa's husband, Joe Giudice, and how he treats her.
"How does your husband treat your kids?" Gorga asks during a workout. "How does your husband treat you? I go home and I treat my wife like a queen so my sons can see that."
Originally posted 06/06/2013 11:00AM
Could it be that the Real Housewives franchise is America's greatest most recent export?
After The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered to a whopping 2.8 million viewers on Sunday, it's easy to see why television networks across the globe would want to profile the rich, famous – and feuding.
As the hostility between Housewives Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga continues to play out in front of cameras, the series is finding legs far from New Jersey – specifically in places like Israel, Canada, Ireland and Brazil.
Take a peek at what's happening on Housewives-inspired shows all over the world:
Originally posted 05/17/2013 06:15PM
Before the explosive new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres June 2 on Bravo, Andy Cohen is sitting down with the show's feuding stars to discuss a number of topics, including how close relationships were fractured.
Among them? Melissa Gorga's song, "On Display."
Apparently, her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice thinks the song – which Gorga wrote and recorded during her first season on the show – may be about her.
"So many people told me that," Teresa tells Cohen in a clip of Watch What Happens Live: NJ Housewives Tell All, airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.
The issue is in the lyrics about being followed by paparazzi.
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