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Teresa & Joe Giudice

Fire Sale for New Jersey Mansion

1/7/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Joe Teresa Giudice Selling HomeTeresa and Joe Giudice just DRASTICALLY reduced the asking price for their New Jersey mansion, because they MUST move out stat for cheaper digs.  

The convicted couple just slashed half a mil off the asking price. But the situation is more dire than it seems. They had initially listed the house for $3.99 million, but there were no takers, so in November they lowered the price by $500,000. Still no takers.

The latest cut brings the asking price to a relatively reasonable $2.99 mil. Their realtor believes that should do the trick.

Teresa and Joe are cash strapped after their conviction and they want to radically downsize.  

Bad feng shui?

Teresa Giudice

TG Says N-O to Brav-O

1/6/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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 played a form of "Let's Make a Deal" before going to prison ... and she ended up losing a huge cash prize.

Door #1: We're told Bravo was prepared to offer her a "huge deal" if she allowed them to film her final days before entering the big house. Our sources say she would have scored in excess of $50K.

Door #2: Turn down the offer because it might piss off prison officials and others who could possibly grant her an early release.

We're told Teresa chose Door #2.

Teresa says she didn't want to exploit her family's goodbyes -- which is ironic because she had no problem putting them on 6 seasons of 'Housewives' and sitting down with Andy Cohen for $$$.

Sources close to Bravo say the talks Teresa had with Bravo were "informal."

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Teresa Giudice

A Bad Egg Before Prison

1/5/2015 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Sweet freedom tastes just like a sad egg sandwich -- at least that's what "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice wants to remember it was like.

Teresa was snapped at 2 AM Monday, somberly chowing down her last meal as a free woman -- a hot egg sandwich at Elmer's Diner in Danbury, where she'll be spending the next 15 months.

We're told she spent most of her time at the table with her lawyer ... on her phone, saying goodbye to friends. 

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Teresa Giudice

Welcome to Club Fed ...

Enjoy Your Ice Cream!

1/5/2015 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" inmate Teresa Giudice will be living in the relative lap of luxury while locked up for the next 15 months ... bathing with Dove soap and sipping cappuccinos.

TMZ got its hands on the commissary list from Danbury prison ... it ain't Whole Foods but it's a whole lot better than you'd think. Her food choices include:

-- Hummus and macaroons 
-- Albacore tuna
-- Cilantro cubes
-- Louisiana hot sauce
-- Deli meat
-- Oreos
-- Dove bars
-- Wild berry frozen yogurt 

And there's plenty she can buy to pass the time, including MP3 players w/ Skullcandy earbuds. She can also buy make-up and cover up those zits with acne cream.

And forget sandpaper to clean yourself ... she can buy Charmin, baby!  And for those lingering smells, she can purchase fragrance oils. 

The best part ... we're told Teresa can spend more than an entire family -- $320/week -- and get this ... her family can put as much money in her account as they want.

So when she's not stocking up on vitamins and beauty supplies she'll be binge eating Fruity Dyno Bites.

She's going to be VERY popular.

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Teresa Giudice

'Real Housewives' Star

Checks Into Prison

1/5/2015 5:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1014_TERESA-GIUDICE_tmz"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is ringing in the New Year as an inmate ... after checking herself into prison early Monday morning. 

Giudice will be serving her 15-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. According to our sources, Giudice showed up at 3:00 AM ... without husband Joe in tow. He was spotted later in the morning driving the couple's kids to school.

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Giudice pled guilty in March to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.  

Once Teresa is sprung, Joe will serve a 41-month sentence for fraud. This way while one parent is behind bars, the other can do double duty.

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Bethenny Frankel

Breaks Out the Bikini Body

and the New Boyfriend

1/1/2015 8:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0101-bethenny-frankel-bikini-splash-01Which do you think bothers Bethenny Frankel's soon-to-be ex-husband more -- seeing her amazing body in a tiny bikini ... or that she's rocking it with her new man?

Frankel spent the day of New Year's Eve on the beach in Miami with new beau Michael Cerussi. Bethenny's daughter with estranged hubby Jason Hoppy is reportedly with the couple on the trip.

As if all this wasn't enough to irk Hoppy -- whose divorce from Bethenny is still not quite final -- Frankel tweeted, "NYE day & i'm exactly where i want to be with exactly who I want to be with."

Ouch.

Porsha Williams

Not So Boring to Cops ...

Arrested for Speeding

12/29/2014 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1229-porsha-williams-mug-shot-tmz-01Porsha Williams must be bucking for a promotion on RHOA -- because the chick who got demoted for having boring story lines ... just got arrested for blazing down an Atlanta highway.  

TMZ has learned the "Real Housewives" star was pulled over today for allegedly speeding -- cops say 78 mph in a 55 zone -- and they claim she was driving on a suspended license.

Cops hauled Porsha off to jail ... where she was booked. We're told she posted $1,726 to bond out. 

Still, she did some time. Hear that 'Housewives' producers? Porsha's gangsta now.

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'Real Housewives' Star

Sued By Spa

Shiatsu You!

12/27/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1223-marisa-zanuck-getty-01A key player on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" not only shattered the tranquility of a spa, she downright broke it ... this according to a crazy new lawsuit.

Marisa Zanuck runs a real estate company in Bev Hills, which is located next door to Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, which prides itself on a total zen experience.  

Marisa -- always one to impress -- decided she needed to spruce up her offices, so a construction crew came in at 9AM and the soothing Enya soundtrack was overpowered by jackhammers.  

The spa owner says it was like a war scene ... pieces of her wall crumbled, light fixtures fell off the wall, bottles of fancy oil crashed to the ground ... it was a disaster.

She complained 3 times ... to no avail, and says she was left with no choice but to scream through the broken walls at the workers.

The spa is suing Marisa for thousands of dollars in damages.

And that's not a happy ending.

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Joanna Krupa

Brandi Glanville

'You're Trailer Trash, Bitch'

12/21/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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'Real Housewife' Joanna Krupa sounds like she's ready to physically duke it out with archenemy Brandi Glanville ... calling her a trailer trash fame whore who is a European model wannabe.  

Krupa went ballistic when our photog asked about Brandi, who trashed her on Andy Cohen's show. Glanville insinuated Cohen got food poisoning from bad fish ... code for Krupa's smelly vagina.

Krupa went for the jugular, telling us Brandi is so pathetic there's no room for doubt on why Eddie Cibrian dumped her. 

Watch the video. It has all the makings of a fabulous bitch fight.
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'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks

Me and the Kids Are Going

To the Big House For XMAS!

12/18/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Phaedra Parks Visiting Apollo Nida Prison"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks says she's going to prison for the holidays, and she may be bringing her kids.

Phaedra's hubby Apollo Nida is serving an 8 year sentence for money laundering and check fraud, and it looked like it would be the loneliest of times because Phaedra said she would NOT visit him.

But she's softened for the holidays, and now says her and the kids will probably go on a field trip to the big house.

And check this out ... even though she's said she'll divorce Apollo, she's still wearing the ring.

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Teresa Giudice

I Got a Bum Rap

I'm Not Paying for Gia's Music Videos

12/16/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa Guidice may be a criminal, but she's not as bad as people are making her out to be in the restitution department.

There has been a torrent of criticism that Teresa funded her daughter's 2 music videos when she still owes the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and she stiffed her creditors by declaring bankruptcy.  

But we've learned ... Teresa didn't ante up a red cent for the 3KT videos. Gia Guidice's manager, Xhist Entertainment, tells TMZ the videos were funded by the management company and private investors ... not Teresa or Joe.

There are reports Teresa blew 5 figures on the videos. We're told they were way cheaper -- $5K-8K a pop. 

She's bad, but not that bad.

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Ex-'Housewife' Carlton Gebbia

The Wicked Witch is Dead

So I'll Return to 'Housewives'

12/13/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-"Real Housewives" star Carlton Gebbia says she may have been fired, but she won in the end because Bravo secretly came back to her on hands and knees, asking her to return.

Carlton got her walking papers from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... because the audience didn't connect to her Wiccan ways ... something the show wanted her to do.

We're told Bravo execs had a meeting with Carlton, asking her to make a few appearances. She made it clear ... she had NO interest in returning.

But fast forward to this week, when Andy Cohen went on his show and publicly apologized to Carlton, saying the show screwed up by portraying her as a wicked witch when she's actually a devoted mom, a fun wife and a savvy businesswoman. 

That did the trick. Carlton tells us she's now open to returning to the show.  

To be continued.

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Vicki Gunvalson

Sorry for my Topless Pic

That Damn Reflection

12/11/2014 12:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson's topless Instagram photo was inadvertent ... so she claims.

Vicki posted a photo Thursday AM, thanking Bravo TV for her Christmas Present  -- a nice set of headphones.  

In the Dept. of Obvious ... even a casual look at the pic reveals Vicki was naked when she pressed the red button. She, however, says she never saw her boobs before posting the photo.

Vicki tells us she was distracted, getting ready for work.

The question ... are you buying what she's selling?

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