Teresa Giudice may still have several months of behind-bars time on her hands, but at least she has the comfort of knowing there will be a million-dollar paycheck waiting for her when she gets out. RadarOnline reports that the fallen housewife signed a $1 million deal for her post-prison return to Real Housewives of New Jersey. As you’ve come to expect from the show, the news is surrounded by all kinds of drama.
For the first time, the world is getting a peek into the much-less-glamorous new life of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice. The table-flipping reality show personality has been serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, Connecticut since January. She was sentenced to 15 months after pleading guilty to fraud charges.
Us Weekly has photos of Giudice and her family in the visitation room at FCI. The pic shows her sporting shorter, curly hair, a green prison jumpsuit, and a lot less makeup than we’re used to see her wearing on TV. More from the Us Weekly piece:
Down-on-her-luck Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice began her 15-month prison sentence this morning, when she turned herself in to authorities at 3 a.m.
She will serve her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. The minimum-security prison for women is what inspired Piper Kerman’s book, and later Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
WNBC 4 reports that she could also be sent to Alderson Prison Camp in West Virginia—the same place Martha Stewart served for five months in 2004 and 2005.
What can she expect in the big house? People details that she’ll “be trading her sexy designer duds for elastic-waist khakis and a poly-blend button-down shirt … She’ll be sleeping next to strangers and could be assigned to a job scrubbing toilets or washing dishes. If she wants sunglasses, she can buy them for $1.50 in the prison camp commissary.”
Giudice and her husband Joe received prison time after pleading guilty to fraud last year. He will begin his sentence when she is released.
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Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live and maestro of the “Real Housewives” franchises, releases his second book today, cheekily titled The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year. We rang him up to chat about his latest literary effort, his emotional bond with soon-to-be-jailed Teresa Giudice, dealing with big egos and rumors of a possible “Housewives” series set in Philadelphia.
Have you ever wondered what the ladies on Real Housewives of [Fill in the Location] are making? With Nene Leakes running around talking about how rich she is, it’s bound to be a hefty sum—well at least for some of them.
Radar Online has the scoop on what the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey are pulling in, and Teresa Giudice is by far the top earner, raking in a whopping $700,000 for the current season. Unfortunately, it seems like that’s going out just as quick as it’s coming in. According to Radar, “Most of that money is going to pay for Joe and Teresa’s legal fees. There will also be expected fines assessed to the couple when they are finally sentenced in September, and Teresa has been told that could be up to $250,000.”
Kimberly DePaola, a recurring personality on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, is being sued by jewelry designer Constantino Frangopolous for selling a line of accessories that look suspiciously similar to his own. Word is, DePaola and Frangopolous (what a name!) struck a deal that she’d wear some of his jewels on RHONJ, but selling knockoffs was never part of the contract. Oops.