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Joe Giudice Checks Into Prison Kisses Teresa's Ass G'bye

3/23/2016 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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9:40 AM PT-- Joe's lawyer, James Leonard, tells TMZ Joe Giudice surrendered himself around noon. He was surrounded by his brother, sister, Teresa and several family members. "It was obviously a very emotional day, but this is a very strong family with a tremendous support system and they will get through this, just as they did when Teresa was away."


Here's Joe and Teresa Giudice saying their last goodbyes -- in public -- before Joe heads to the slammer for the next 41 months ... and sharing one final kiss on the way out.  

After this pic was taken, Joe got in a car headed to Fort Dix, a low security prison in New Jersey -- where he'll serve time for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.

It's kinda like a passing of the baton -- Teresa already served 11 months for the same charges. 

Bravo to Joe Giudice You're No Teresa No Special for You!

3/23/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0322_teresa_joe_guidice_tmz-gettyJoe Giudice is getting the bum's rush from Bravo as he enters prison ... at least compared to his wife.

Production sources tell TMZ ... the network will not give Joe the same 3-part special Teresa got when she was in the big house. In fact, Bravo's not doing anything special. Joe will be filmed Wednesday as he enters the prison gates, but it'll be for season 7 of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," which won't air for months.  

Joe will essentially disappear from sight during his 41-month stay, unless it affects Teresa and the kids. His story line will only live in her orbit. 

For her part, Teresa will be standing by her man. We're told she has no plan to pull the plug on her marriage.

Porsha Williams Fainting Spell Mid-Flight

3/16/2016 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0316_porsha-williams_tmz-2Porsha Williams had a medical emergency in the middle of a flight from Atlanta to Miami when she fainted in her seat, prompting that call ... "Is there a doctor on board?"

Sources on the plane tell TMZ ... Porsha was in her first class seat when she got woozy. We're told 3 doctors actually responded to the flight attendant's call.

The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member was traveling by herself, but we spoke with her sister, Lauren ... who tells us one of the doctors helped PW come to with the aid of a sugar pill. Lauren says Porsha has a low blood sugar issue and has had fainting spells in the past. 

Paramedics met the plane upon arrival in Miami, checked out Porsha and felt she was fine. 

Ex 'RHOBH' Star Files for Divorce ... Like I Said, He's Not My Type

3/14/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0311-marisa-dean-zanuck-instagram-getty-01Former 'Housewives of Beverly Hills' castmember Marisa Zanuck and her husband Dean are calling it quits after 13 years of marriage. 

Marisa filed the divorce docs in L.A. last month, but the writing's been on the wall for at least 3 years or so. Back in season 3 of 'RHOBH' she called Dean "not her type" ... but tried to blow it off, claiming Dean loved her loose lips. Guess not.

Marisa wants she and Dean to have joint legal and physical custody of their two boys, ages 11 and 13.

Dean comes from Hollywood royalty ... his late father was Richard D. Zanuck, the big time of "Jaws," "Cocoon," "Driving Miss Daisy" and more. 

Kim Richards Prosecutor Says Nail Her She's a Heel!!!!

2/24/2016 11:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022416-kim-richards-tmzKim Richards was called on the courtroom carpet Wednesday for stepping out on a red carpet with high heels.

Kim has not performed her community labor for her public intoxication conviction -- her excuse is that she suffered a foot injury which prevents her from working.  

0224_monty_kim_richards_instagram_zoom_date-bBut prosecutors blasted her in court, claiming if she's so injured why are there photos of her on a red carpet with high heels? 

Good point, said the judge.

Kim was sentenced to 30 days community labor in her case. The judge has ordered her to come back to court June 1, and either prove she's enrolled in a community labor program or submit a doctor's note explaining why she can't.

022416-kim-richards-instagram-02We couldn't find the red carpet photo, but we did get this photo of Kim in heels over the holidays.


Joanna Krupa Crying Wolf for REAL in the Hollywood Hills!

2/15/2016 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joanna Krupa wants so badly to save an animal she thinks is part wolf ... she's willing to sit face-to-face with it ... in the wild. 

Krupa tells TMZ she first saw the creature in the Hollywood Hills more than a week ago. She thinks it's part wolf, part dog and noticed it was bleeding -- so she started feeding it daily.

Her plan is to gain the animal's trust and then capture it and take it to a vet for treatment, but that won't be easy. She says dog rescue people have seen her video and think it could be up to 70% wolf ... which would also make it more dangerous to approach.

If it turns out to be domesticated, Joanna says she might adopt it or help it find a safe home through Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura.

Do NOT try this in your own backyard.


Teresa Giudice I Got Screwed Because I'm a Celebrity

2/11/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Teresa Giudice says she would have gotten house arrest if she was just Jane Doe, claiming she was sentenced to hard time because she's a celeb.

Teresa will be on "TMZ Live" Thursday, and she's very clear about her belief ... she had a big fat target on her forehead because she's high profile.

The 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star says her daughter Gia has changed career paths because of the sentence and her mom's harsh treatment behind bars. 

Watch 'Live' Thursday ... she also talks about where she stands on the 'Housewives' power rankings.


Amy Robach Scored Giudice Sit Down Over Big Dogs ... Sorry, Robin & George

2/8/2016 4:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0208-amy-robach-teresa-giudice-TMZ-GETTY-01Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos get all the anchor shine, but news reader Amy Robach snatched the big Teresa Giudice interview away from her GMA colleagues.

TMZ has learned Robach nailed the 'RHONJ' star's first post-prison sit down -- a big get for sweeps, which ABC's news hounds had to be dying to get. It's the kinda thing Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer used to battle over.

Our sources tell us Amy got the nod based on her history with Giudice -- and in fact, the ex-con laid down the law ... saying it had to be Robach or the interview was off.

Amy first interviewed her in 2014, and we're told Giudice liked that one enough to come back for more. The full interview airs Tuesday morning, but GMA already released a clip of Giudice talking about her finances.

Teresa Giudice I'm Coming Back To 'RHONJ' ... But 3 Others Aren't

2/8/2016 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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020816-teresa-giudice-tmz-getty-02Teresa Giudice is a shoo-in for season 7 of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' but 3 other women are suddenly unemployed ... TMZ has learned.

Our production sources tell us Dina Manzo and the twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano all got the ax. 

No word yet on who will fill the vacancies ... we're told Bravo's currently shopping for other housewives.

As of now, Teresa's sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, and former member cast member Jacqueline Laurita are the only others locked in ... but it's gonna be the Teresa show all the way.

Cameras have been following Teresa since her release from prison and it'll provide a chunk of the story line.

'RHOA' Star Peter Thomas Bar 'Fight' Video ... I Hardly Touched the Guy!!

2/2/2016 12:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'RHOA' star Peter Thomas denies hitting a bar patron so hard the guy smashed his head, and TMZ has the video that could clear Peter's name.

We obtained surveillance video from inside Sports One -- Peter's bar in Charlotte -- where a guy named Brandon Link claims Peter pushed him into a table and he fell over and hit his head.

The security cameras definitely captured a dispute between Link and Thomas, and there is a shove. The injured head part -- is not so clear. In fact, it's non-existent in the video.

As we've reported ... Link filed a police report, claiming battery, and cops have issued a criminal summons for Thomas to talk to investigators. 

Thomas maintains Link hit his head on ice in the bar parking lot. We're told there's no surveillance footage in the parking lot.

'RHOA' Star Peter Thomas Wanted by Cops ... To Chat About Bar Fight

2/1/2016 3:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0201-peter-thomas-tmzPeter Thomas isn't in the clear for an alleged bar brawl in his Charlotte sports bar -- investigators want to have a sit down with him to get his side of the story.

Cops issued a criminal summons on Monday for the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star. As we first reported, Brandon Link claimed Peter attacked him during a business meeting at Sports One, which Peter and Cynthia Bailey own.

Link claims Peter threw him into a table ... but Peter claims Brandon was belligerent and only injured himself by slipping on ice outside the bar. Cops responded, and made no arrests but they continue to investigate. 

Peter has not been charged with any crime. We're told he will be served the summons in the next few days.

Teresa Giudice Lesbian Sex Was Rampant in Prison!

1/31/2016 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0131-teresa-giudice-TMZ-01Teresa Giudice says "Orange is the New Black" pales in comparison to real-life lesbian free-for-alls in the prison she called home in 2015.

Teresa's releasing a new book in which she says even straight women became "gay for the stay."  She says women would often trade sex for commissary money. 

In a preview of the book, obtained by the New York Daily News, Teresa says there were full blown shower escapades, and nocturnal nookie sessions.  She says, "I could see two women ... writhing around ... I cannot believe this is happening!"  

The "RHONJ" star says there was so much sex the prison's nickname was The Boom Boom Room.

Teresa says she stayed clear of the other inmates in the sex dept.  

She also had a nickname ... "Hollywood."  


'RHONJ' star Teresa Giudice I'm Cookin' Now!!!

1/27/2016 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'RHONJ' star Teresa Giudice is all business and gives very little away for free.

Our photog got her outside The London in NYC Tuesday and asked the most basic of questions ... what she ate on her first night of freedom.

We know this much ... the recipe's in her new "Skinny Italian" cookbook.

Teresa and husband Joe are still hustling to pay the rest of the restitution since Joe is headed off to prison soon.

She's trying hard to become richer than her recipes. 

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