INTERVIEW: Andy Cohen On Teresa Giudice, the Passing of Joan Rivers and How His Dog Opened Him Up to Dating

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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.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Salaries Revealed

Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice

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.”

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MORNING TEA: Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Sued for Selling Jewelry Knockoffs

Kimberly DePaola

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.

More of the morning’s headlines after the jump